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According to the Railway Age, only 1,782.39 miles of railroad track were laid in the United States during the year 1895. This is the smallest amount of construction for any year since 1875, when only 1,711 miles were added to the railroads of the country. With the exception of the four years of the war and 1866 and 1875, the mileage the past year was the smallest constructed in forty years. Of tho railroad building of the yea?, the northern and western states show 749.25 miles, against 762.25 for the south, and 270.89 for the territories. Among the states Texas comes first with 224.22 miles. Indian Territory follows, with 149.71 miles. No other state shows a construction of one hun dred miles. Florida, with 71.25 miles, oomes in eleventh, being surpassed in railroad building by Texas, Indian Territory, California, Ohio, Pennsyl vania, Maine, West Virginia, Georgia, Illinois and Michigan. The states that made the increase in railroad mileage are New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Oonnecticut, Delaware, Tennessee, Ne braska, North Dakota, South, Dakota, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and New Mexico. Canada added 192.? 75, and Mexico 75.65 miles during the year. A Negro Knighted. Among the New Year honors con ferred by the queen of England, was the bestowal of knighthood on Mayor Lewis, of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, Africa. Mayor Lewin, Mho is also an unofficial member of the legislative council, is a pure blooded negro. This is the first time that the honor of knighthood has been bestowed on one of his raoe. Sebastapol Waa Not Impregnable, For lt was taken br assault, but a physique built np, a constitution fortified by Hostet ter's Stomach Bitters, may bid defiance to thu assaults of malarious disease oren In local! tie.) where it is most prevalent and malignant. EmlcranU to the ague-breeding: sections of the West should bear this in mind, and start with a supply. The Bitters promptly sub dues dyspepsia, rheumatic and kidnor com pinia: s, nervousness, constipation and bilious ness. To decido against things that God disap proves sometimes means to decide against triends and enemies. Bom? float in* soaps vam yellow sad rancid. Dobbins' Floating-Borax Soap does nsither. Th* Borax in lt bleaches it with age, and tho odor ls dtlUhtfuL Try it once, usa it ?i ways. Order . trial lot of your grocer. Insist oa red wrapper?. He who undervalues himself is justly un dervalued by others. The Most Pleasant Way Of preventing the grippe, colds, headaches and fevers is to use the liquid laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs, whenever the system needs a gentle, yet effective cleansing. To be benefited one must get the true remedy manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Ca only. For sale by all druggists in 50c. and $1 bottles. Genuine honesty consists in being true to your own convictions. Dr. Kilmer s SWAMP-ROOT oures all Kidney and Bladder troubles. Pamphlet and Consultation free. Laboratory Binghamton. N. Y. Husbands should stop and admire their wives when they take pains to look weU. "BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TRO ciro* are a simple and convenient remedy for Bronchial Affec tions and Coughs. Carry them m your pocket. lt is better to stand unpopular on the right side than to have tho praises of princes. The World'? Kljrhth Wonder. It's not a pyramid nor a hanging garden; lt's Saker's Silver Mine Oats, which yielded 209 bushels per acre. That yield won 9300 in gold. Next yield 306 bushels. You caa beat that in 1896 and win $300. Largest grass, dover and grain seed growers in America! 143 page mammoth catalogue 6c postage. --ea l? Yoe WILL om Tars OUT AND szaro It with 10c postage to John A. Balzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., you will receive their mammoth catalogue and ten packages of grains and grasses, including package of Silver Mine Oats! (A. OL) A Prominent Doctor Speaks. He is not talking abont medical ethics, quite the contrary. The scientist ls eager to grasp truth in whatever field it may be found, and the fact that Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy is so meritorious calls forth from him a testimonial: "Chiploy, Ga.. August 4,180t-Dr. C. O. Ty ner. Atlanta, Ga.: I think it is due yon that I should say that Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy has done more for me than all other prepara lioas that I have tried. I think it is a valua ble remedy tor chronic dyspepsia and indi gestion. 11 has cured me. I hope you may be able to cure all dyspeptics. They are legion. DR. Q. T. PURSELL." Catarrh Cannot Be Cured With local applications, as thoy cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh Ls a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure lt you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts di lectly on the blood and mucous surface Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medioine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years, and is a regular pre scription. It is composed of the best tonics known, combined with the best blood puri fier.-, acting directly on the mucous surfaces. Tue perfect combination of the two ingre dients is what produces such wonderful re sults in curing catarrh. Send for testimonials iroe. F. J. CHENEY & Co., Props., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, price 75c. Three hundred different foreign r xxl post age stamps, 35c. Selling out my collection. Send money with order to Julius Loeb, 10 Spruce street. New York City. Money Spent in Parker's Glngor Tonie is -A ell invested. It subdues pain, and brings better digestion, better strength and health. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma tion, allays pain.cures wind colic. 25c a bottle. If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thom p eon'sEye-water.Druggists sell at 25c per bottle. I can recommend Piso's Cure for Consump tion to sufferers from Asthma.-E. D. TOWN SEND. Ft. Howard. Wis., May 4, 'Ot Nerves Depend upon tho blood for sustenance. There fore If the blood is impure they are improp erly fed and nervous procuration results. To make pure blood, take Hoods Sarsaparilla The One True Blood Purifier, fl; 6 for M, Hood's Pills ?~ tion. Price 25 cent*. AT* Ml a I KA Morphine Habit Cured la 10 lPlllnto20d-.7t. No par tlU cured. Bottlebi You can't judge of the qua! nor tell the contents by the t of the author before you bi Robert Louis Stevenson (for i antees the inside of the book, There's a parallel betweei binding, or wrapper, of a bottl of the medicine the bottle con tie is no warrant for confidei depends onNthe author's name, bottle. Who\made the medi< Think of this when buyinj binding of th?; bottle or thc you're to go by. Teat's only r question is. who maile the mei name ? Wher. you sec Ayer's tie, that's enough. The nairn and has done :?o for 50 years. HINTS TO HOUSEKEEPERS. Flannels 6honld never bo wrung or ironed. First dip them in hot suds, then rinse in water of about the same temperature, in which a little soap has been put. Children can be trained with the greatest ease to offer the cheek or the forehead for the proffered caress, and to elude the attempt to contaminate the lips. Convent pupils are taught to give and receive salutes upon the oheeks. For plain paste, Mrs. Borer gavo the following recipe : Cut one cup (half a pound) ol' butter into three oups of flour, add one teaspoonful of ?alt and sufficient ice water to moisten, and roll ; fold and roll from you four times and it is ready to use. To cleanse glass bottles that have held oil, place afhes in each bottle and immerse in cold water, and then heat the water gradually until it boils ; after boiling an hour, let them remain until oold. Theo wash the bottles in soap suds and rinse in cold water. A little starch water, added to cows' milk, often acts well, it is said, in holding the casein in a finely divided state, and thur preventing large,tough curds. It m?L^aiically honeycomb? the curd, as it were,thereby rendering it more accebsible to the gastrio juice. A teaspoonful ol' borax pnt in the last water in which clothes are rinsed will whiten them surprisingly. Pound the borax so that it will dissolve easily. This is especially good to remove the yellow that time gives to white gar ments that have been laid aside for two or three years. An expert tester gives the follow ing directions for detecting adulter ated coffee : Bub a handful of coffee between the fingers. If it hardens or cakes it is adulterated probably with ohicory. Another test is to place a sample of the coffee on the top of a wineglass full of water. If part of it floats and part of it sinks it is un doubtedly adulterated. Pure coffee contains an oily enveloping substance that keeps out the water, or at 'least does not quickly absorb it. In making a potato salad it is al ways best to use potatoes that are just boiled, and to slice them and cover them with French dressing while warm. Prepared in this way it will be more digestible, as the oil will act i more directly on the salts of potash in the potatoes. The potatoes are so easily broken if tnrned over very much in covering them with the dressing that I found it best to put them in a common bowl, pour the dressing over them, toss a very little, then to place another bowl on the first one and turn the salad upside down into it. The best potato salad is made from new potatoes, as they keep their shape bet ter than old ones. In somo markets small potatoes that come from Holland are kept purposely for salads. LITTLE CURIOUS THINGS. There are over 500 pieces in the $15,000 set of ohina used at the White House. The word "and^' occurs 35,543 times in the Old Testament and 10,681 times in the New Testament. Blood, in its natural state, contains a surprising amount of pure air, amounting to nearly seven-eighths of its entire bulk. St. Jerome states that he saw Scotch men in the Roman armies in Gaul who ate human flesh regularly, esteeming it as a great delicacy. The doctors of Topeka, Kan., say there is a young negro in that burg who has the body and limbs oovered with skin exactly like that of an alli gator. The "World of Wonders," page 30, says that there is enongh iron in the blood of forty-two men to make a plowshare of twenty-four pounds weight. In the human subjeci;, the brain is the one-twenty-eighth part of the whole body's entire weight. In the horse it is not more than ono-four hundredth part. The largest pure diamond, that be longing to thu rajah of Multan, weighs 367 carats. The one of next greatest weight, the Orloof, or Orloff, weighs 193 carats. A beam of light shoots through space with a prodigious velocity of 196,000 miles a second, occupying eight minutes in making its trip from the sun to the earth. A turnip with a human face was pulled from a garden in the village of Weidan, Germany, in tte year 1628. A full account of this wonder and a splendid wood-cut of the same may be fonnd in "Miscellanea Academias Na tura" for 1670, page 139. Ancient Ancestry. The mikado is the religions head of the Japanese, as well as their ruler. His place is hereditary and it has been filled by members of hia family for more than 2,500 years. His is incom parably the most ancient lineage known. The present mikado is the 122d of the line. The founder of it, whose hope of posterity in its wildest dre ims, could not have equalled the result, was contemporary with Neb uchadnezzar, 600 B. C. A Surplus of Colonels. Il ever this oouutry is compelled to wags war on any other power, the west and southwest will be able to supply at a day's notice colonels for at least 100,000 regiments of soldiers. This is a moderate estimate, based on a careful reading of the newspapers of those sections of the country during the past few weeks. The possibilities of the south in this direction are not included in this estimate. i riding. ity of a book by the binding, itle. You look for the name ly the book. The name of nstance) on the back guar whaterer the outside may bc. i books and bottles. The le is no guide to the quality tains. The title on the bot ice in the contents. It all Never mind who made the :ine ? That's the question. I Sarsaparilla. It isn't the name of the medicine that hinter's ink and paper ! The dicinei' What's the author's name on a Sarsaparilla bot ? Ayer guarantees the best, WHEN LOVE KNOCKED. ' it my heart's door Love knocked ono day. "Open!" he said, but I heeded not, For care WAS there and so I thouRht There was no room. Love went away. Rut soon again did he appear, ' Muoh more persistent than before. To him I opened wide the door, flfhen lo! dull Care rushed out with fear. Love in my heart now reigns supreme, And so when Care comes into view I tell him, "There's no room for you," For Love makes life a happy dream. PAQ UAEEITE'S PA INTER. BV BERTHA BOLLING. E lived in a cellar that opened on a tiny court forlorn of shrub or flower. Bat the cellar wa., dry, and had a peat south win dow through which tho sun streamed gloriously - when the san was shi.'dng-and the tiny court, with its patch of dusty grass, where here and there a persevering dandelion belt? aloft its golden pom pon, was plea'uinter to look on than the dreary alleys into which tho other cellar-windews looked. But wher. tho sun was hi "den, and the rain came down with its monoton ous drip, drip, from the eides of the high brirvk wall that surrounded the little court, then tho cellar seemed very drsrk and very far away from heaven, indeed; and the young painter was forced to come very near to the south window, which was his only win dow, and often, to hold his sketch close to t?ie rain-swept window panes in or der to work at all. And ou these days he iras not hopeful ; for his dark eyes caught shadows of the sky without ; his soul refused io dream those dreams o? sunlit Spain for which the canvas waited, and only his homesick heart ached with longing for them. And Parquarette disliked the rainy Jays as well. For when they came ?he could not sit on tho rickety old flight of stairs, which, just outside the painter's door, led up to tho garret where 6he lived ; and on whose creak ing steps she sat, on sunny days, like a very plump angel on a very uncer tain Jacob's ladder, to watch, un noticed, the painter at his work. Parquarette was lour, and herself a picture. Her round little face had not lost its innocent babyishuess, nor her bine eyes their touching trustful ness; jost a3 her plump hands still held their baby dimples. A sunburnt little face it was, for Parquarette could never remember to keep the high-crowned f-uubonnet securely tied under her chin us it was put, and in an exciting moment it was sure to be pushed far hack, until it hung on her shoulders, swinging on to the fat neok by the strings relentlessly knotted in front, and leaving tho pretty head cf burnished, brownish curls f?ee to the sun and air. And many exciting mo ments had she and the sunbonnet ex perienced since the painter came to live in the cellar. He was not a person to attract a chHd, for his mouth was grave, almost Bcvere; he rarely spoke or smiled, and his dark eyes were sad, save when they flashed ominously at times. But he was at work on a great pic ture-a glimpse of Spain-and to the lonely child, who, when her mother went out to work in the morning, was left for a long day to herself, who had few toys and no companions, this pic ture, which grew in beauty every day, was as a priceless treasure-a never failing joy. Hoar after hour she sat with hands folded in her lap, not mov ing, scarce darin- to breath, lest he, this magician who held on his thumb the strange hoard with its wonderful dashes of color, should look up, Bee her there and send her away. She had kept her silent watch all through the making of the long gray wall that overlooked the deep blue bay ; had even watched in silence a vine climbing slowly up the crumbling stones and blossom into a scarlet flow er ; and when the artist traced a lion in the stone, above the glowing blooms-painted it out-and in again -and ont once more with ono reckless sweep, throwing the brash far from him, with a fierce word hissing be tween his teeth, she trembled to the tips of her small bare toes ; flung baok the bonnet from her flushing cheeks, and leaned forward so far that she seemed poised upon the very edgo of the dusty step, like a timid bird ready for flight. He was striding up and down his brick-paved kingdom, muttering to himself : * "But I will have him! Yes, I will have him ! The moment is not yet my own, but it will come. The piotare shall be perfect. It shall be to her not a picture-bat a realization, a living hour.' She shall not forget! She shall not be another's !" He stooped and picked np the brush from the corner where it lay, and, wiping off the sand it had collected, came back to his work with a quick impetuosity of resolve. With steady hand ho sketched the lion in again, he painted on with free, quiok strokes, and in an hour a per fect reproduction was bis, of the splen did form that guarded the wall in the shadow of the old Spanish fort. "Ha, hal my beauty, ha, hal" he laughed, with a last oaress of tone and touch, "I have you I" 'Tes, you've got him I" came in measured tones of complacent convic tion from the window behind him. He turned, and beheld his en thusiastic audience literally swept off its feet ; for Paquarette, by aid of the rain tub, had reached his window aili, and, forgetting hex fears, knelt upon it, leaning anxiously forward on her outspread hands^her wide-open eyes glowing with excitement. "When did you see him last, my little one ?" he asked, smiling oddly. The smile lighted his face in a way that was" very pleasant, and Paquar ette, gazing up into it, felt satisfied. "Jnsfc before you rubbed him out the lust time," she answered, gravely. "And," smiling more and more, "do you like him better now?" "Yes," said the ohild. "You said you'd have him, and you have him." "How long have you been here?" he questioned, suddenly. "Oh, every day 1 I sit on the steps, so 1 can see the picture. And I sit still, so's not to make a noise. I will go back!" And she began to ora wi slowly baokward, supporting her weight on her chubby fists. '-Te leaned forward, and catohing her by her arms, to retard the exit which seemed likely to end in the rain-tub. he drew her in again, saying kindly : "You may sit here in the window, if you will keep as still as you have kept on the steps ; and not get in my lifiht and interrnpt my work-" he had already turned to the easel again. He took a little red apple from his pocket and tossed it into her apron. The wind rose, and the curls, bereft of the sheltering bonnet, Rt rea raed back lrom the baby's lace, and tangled themselves together. A cl omi scur ried over, and dashed a few big drops or. her cheek ; and presently the "rain began to fall fast. Faqnarette sighed, and drew on the refractory bonnot, preparatory to departure. But the painter only drew the easel nearer the window, and went on with hin wort. Already a little stream was running out of the gutter above, and splash ing in the raintub below; and the white sunbonnet hung limply, like a wet cabbage-leaf, over the peachy face, wheu the child, twisting herself into a tiny bundle in tho corner of the windor.-seat, that ber shadow might no: fall athwart tho canvas, swung softly down to tho edge of the tub, thence to the ground, and took her silent way to the lonely room m the garret. But the next day brought the sun again, and with it Paquarette. And no sooner bad she seated herself on the steps than the painter looked up, smiled a cheery good-morning, and mo tioned her to tho seat in the win dow. She came gladly ; and fhis time he leaned far out and reached her with his strong hands, and lifted her up at one swing. And she beamed with delight when she found he had folded an old coat to servo as a cushion lor her ; and, beat of all, when he told her she might sit there every day. --? It was two months later, wheu the summer had waned and departed, tho leaves were drifting into brown heaps in tho alleyway, aad the dandelion blooms had resolved themselves into airy globes that broke at each rude puff of wind, and sent a cloud of miniature white worlds soaring aloft from the diugy court, as if to seek a world of summer beyond the saies-it was then, in the early autumn, that one evening the picture waa finished ; and thc painter said with a sigh : "It is done!" Paquarette was not there at the fin ish. He had hardly hoped to com plete it that day, but it had seemed pcr.'eot to her in the morning when she had viewed it from her throne on the ragged coat. And she was so Siled with admiration and delight that she had found it hard to struggle against an expression of her feeling other than ecstatic claspings of her hands. But silence had been her watchword since that first delicious day, far back in a dreamy distance, when he had given it to ber. Ami well she obeyed its warning. When ho had stopped once to criti oise, she had told him,half-regretful?y, that she would not return in the after noon, as she was going ont with he mother, who had a half-holiday tba day. He had scarcely heard her than, so absorbed was he in his o wu thoughts ; but now, when the wo_k was done, anci he laid down his brush, and was con fronted by tbs old coat on the win dow-sill, he missed her presence from the accustomed place. He covered the picture carefully At last, and went out for a walk in the twilight. When he carno back, he brought with him the morning pap'ir, of which he had notthought till now, and,light ing his lamp, sat dov?,i by his pine table to read. "At the sumo moment an anxious little figure crept half-way down the steps outside, and leaned against the wooden railing, looking in. He wis absorbed, and she kept her accustomed quiet, hoping he would see her soot), and tell her of the picture. Hi* ey os sped rapidily dowr ho column und stopped, fixed. There was a marriage notice ! Her marriage ! He sat so still, and looked so white, that Paquarette was frightened, and tried to call her mother. Then he had sprung to his feet, torn the sheet into a thousand pieces, cast it from him, trampled it, flung chair and table out of the path, and tra? versed the room like a wild beast, caged. The trembling child gave but one more scared look in tho direction o' the easel, safe in a distant corner, then sped away up the dusky stairs. Morning found the painter still pacing up and down-more slowly now-with face of ghastly pallor. The sun was high, the morning warm, the voices of school children floating in to him like harshest dis* cord from the streets before he flung himself into the char ho had left the night before, and buried his face in his arras. There he made a resolve. An hour later, he arose stiffly, with the hesitation of an old mun, ap proached the shelf above the fire place, and took down a small vial. -It was half full of a dark fluid ; and he looked, absent mindedly, at the grin ning skull and the cross bones that the label bore, grotesquely colored in orange and red by his own hand. Then he drew out the cork. He raised the bottle to his lips, und paused ; for a soft voice said, pity ingly : f ?.I thought you were sick ! Do yjm have to take bad medicine?" Ahd Paquarette slipped down from the window, and stood looking up at hjm with innocent, tender eyes. He turned from her, and leaned lis head against the rough shelf. "Don't 1 Please don't 1" pleaded the trembling voice, while the litjle hands caught at his own. "I knew you feel bad ; but look here, what IJQ brought you-a whole orange all 4>r yourself I I didn't ask for it; j I bought it with my red beads. LooM" She tugged gently al; his coat sle?je with one hand, holding the orange jp to him with the other. He let his arm drop until it f?l about the baby shoulders, the hau still holding the vial ; and ehe welt on, soothingly, as a mother persuad?s a tired ohild, as her own mother m ?git have done with her : "Now 1 I'll take the nasty medioije away-I'll put it over here-and yqi shall eat your orange." jj She drew the uncorked bottle ca$ fully from the tense fingers as eje spoke, and trotted away to put it <fc the table. Then she oame back, smiling. And the man stooped down, and pi k his arms around the child, and held h< r olose. And she caught np a corner <f her apron, and wiped away the teals from his cheeks. "Do you like it with sugar, or jot so?" ?he asked. There about the plump, sunburnt neck showed a narrow white circe where the beloved red beads had left their impress. He bent his head adj kissed it, thanking God for trust arti innocenoe. -- Twenty years have come and gon? but if you should happen to wandjr down a certain pleasant street, and up a winding stairoase, at its end yat would find there an artist's stadicj; and in it, the artist himself, surround ed by his pictures. He loves them, passionately. Bit if you should tempt him to tell yqj which he loved the bast, and counted as his masterpiece, he would point yoi proudly to one of a baby girl, Web foot, and elad in a checked apron, with a white sun-bonnet, pushed far back, forming a background for the ourly head ; with dimpled mouth smil ing, and trustful eyes of blue looking warmly into yours, and one little hand caught in a string of bright red beads hanging about the chubby neck. And when you are gone away tho artist will perchance open a drawer near by, and take out the counterpart of those self-same beads, and look on them with tender eyos-so long, per haps, that the door will open very softly at last, and a dark head thrust itself into the opening; and when its owner sees what tho artist is doing, she will slip quietly along until she is behind his chair; and then ask, softly, as one white arm goes around his neck: "What, dreaming?" And the artist draws her to him. "Thank God, I am not dreaming now!" he whispers, fervently. And both tho soft arms are clasped around his neck, and the blue eyes, still sweet and trustful, look into his ; and Paquaretto stoops, and kisses tho painter.-The Home Queen. A Remarkable Dairy Machine. A wonderful dairy machine is said to be on exhibition in England. This machin?, says he St. Louis Globe Democrat, tho invention of Herr Sa lenius, a Swedish engineer, makes butter in about a minute from steril ized milk direct. The milk is heated in the sterilizer (or Pasteurine, as it is called) to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and runs thence into the cream-skim ming chamber of the machine. As the cream is skimmed, it rises into the churning chamber, beicg cooled down to sixty degrees in its progress by means .of very small cooling frames through which iced water constantly passes, and which revolvo with the skimmer at the rate of 6000 revolu tions per minute. The cream is forced into a tube, perforated with tiny holes, through which it emerges with great force on to each fresh lay-, er of cream that rises, converting it into butter by concussion. The but ter thus formed in granules emerges from a spout into a tub, mixed with butter milk. When all the churning is done, a wooden etirrer is passed up and down gently for two or three minutes, to make the butter separate ' from tho greater part of the butter milk. The butter is then taken out and passed through a butter worker, which squeezes out most of tue butter milk remaining in, after which it is placed on ice for two hours, and then worked a little more and made up. Several advantages are claimed for this remarkable maohine, which bids fair to create a revolution in but ter making upon a large scale. In the first place, by Pasteurizing the milk, disease germs, if any there are in it, are destroyed, as well as the mi crobes which cause the putrefaction of the butter. The process of butter making is so rapid that there is very little chanoe of any germs chat may exist in the atmosphere of the dairy getting into the butter, especially as all, or nearly all, air must be forced out of the chambers of the machine by the extreme rapidity of the move ments going on inside. When the butter is once pressed, the possibility of germ impregnation is almost elim inated. Thus a wholesome and long keeping butter is produced. Another advantage is that; milk can be con verted into butter directly after being obtained from the cow, and yet an other is that there is a considerable saving of labor, when the nse of the "radiator" is compared with that of the ordinary separator and churn. It is asserted that this machine has been in use for several months in butter factories in Sweden and Finland. The demonstration of its merits in London created a sensation among the dairy farmers. Thc Sad Side ot War. Miss Anna F. Webb, of Oxford, Penn., who is teaching in San Sebast ian, Spain, writes as follows to her father, Rev. Edward Webb, describing . the manner in which the war in Cuba affects the people of Spain : "The principal thing that occupies our minds and hearts outside of school affairs is the embarkation of the Cuban troops. Last Thursday one regiment left and the next day another. The whole town was wild over it. There have been high masses in the street, with altars,'decorations and proces sions ; banquets and parades by day and illuminations by night, When, the soldiers took the train at ll o'clock on Thursday and Friday nights the whole city poured forth en masse to the railroad station, our family, j with the other students, included. It was a most touching scene. "In spite of great enthusiasm there was fearful sadness, and the sobs were as frequent as the cheers. The poor mothers feel that their boys will have to fight fever more than bullets. At tho last minuto thero was commotion, and people came hurrying up to two of the men (boys they really were), bringing them their release. Parents and friends at this last hour succeeded in raising the money to pay for a sub stitute and so save their boys from going to Cuba. The excitement was tremendous. "Oh, how I wish thi? farce of a war was over 1 It is even worse than war itself, for Spain is being frightfully impovished. Many young men are losing their education and prospects in life, while other poor families at home are almost dying without their sup port. Then, with it all. there seems to be no glory, only death in a fever hospital, where probably as many dio .'rom negleot as from disease itself. It is all so terrible."-Washington Star. The Queen's Coachman. Queen Victoria's state coachman, Edward Miller, is an old and faithful servant, who has held his post for thirty-six years. He drove tho Queen to tho Duke of York'? wedding, on whioh ocoasion he handled four horses from the box. There were no postil lions. The supremo control of the royal stables rests with the master of the horse, an office at present held by the Duke of Portland. Next to His Graoe in command is the crown equerry, Sir Henry Ewart, who is really the acting chief. Sir Henry, by the way, looks after the naming of the horses. His duties, however, are not all so light as this one. Tho im mediate control of the mews is in the hands of Mr. Nicholas, who was form erly a lieutenant in the royal horse artillery. He has under him a staff of about sixty officials. One of the most interesting relics of the old BuckinRbam House is tho "riding horse," which bay other inter ests than that of the grammarian's escape. In it the royal children were taught horsemanship, ami ou the wall one may see tho iron brackets used when they praoticed lemon cutting. New York Recorder. Tho King of Belgium keeps the wolf from thc door on $2000 per diem. 1 COULD ONLY EATPEPTON01D3 BUT PINK PILLS MADE IT POSSIBLE TO EAT AXrTHINO. Got Your Dli-ostlou Bight and Your I Health Will Take Cure of Itself. From the Star, Washington, D. 0. "Dr. Williams' Pink Pill? miraculously cured me of two diseases and have otherwise done me a vatt amount of good,1' said Mrs. E. A. Meeker, of No. 207 Third street, South ! east Washington, D. C.. to a Star reporter J to-day. i "For many years I was a sufferer from ' muscular rheumatism in its worst form, and in addition ha 1 stomach trouble to suoh au extent that for a lon? timo I could oat noth ing strongor than beef poptonolds. The rheumatism commonooj in my back and not only oxten lei into my left arm, almost par alyzing it fro n tho s'aoullor to the elbow, but attacked my hips and limbs with such vehemence that it was impossible for me to go out on the street without being supported by an attendant, j "I was attendee by four different phy sicians-not all at one time-of both the al j lopathlc and homeopathic schools, ana tnere I were times when I was covered from my neck to my feet with porous or some other kind of plasters, for I tried everything of the sort that was recommended by my friends. "During the greater part of this time my husband and son were urging -me to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, but I steadily re fused to do so. i "About two years or two and a half years ! ago the physician who wns then at ten ling j me, and I h iv- had none since, said to me, 'Mrs. Meeker, there is no use for me to come and soo you any moro; you havo muscular, j rheumatism, a disease incident to old age, j and you cannot bo cured. I will givo you I some iron for your blood, and when thia ?rescrlption runs out you can getit renewed, f you get much worse you can send for me, but I will not again call until I am sum moned.' "Of course I was much discouraged, but irtlll I tried a noted massage treatment thor oughly, but without tho slightest effect. At last my husband persuaded me to try the Pink Pills. "I want to say that when I bogan taking tho Pink Pills it was without the least faith in their efficacy for good or belief that thej would benefit me, but simply to please my husband and son by taking something, How ever, I took them as directed by the makers, and about tho end of tho month I found tc my great surprise that my stomach was so muon better that I had no longer to subsist on beef peptonoids, but could begin to in dulge lu more solid food. "So I told my husband that as the Pink Pills were evidently doing me good, I would try them for another month. "I continued to use them ns directed and during the second month my eyesight, whlcti had boen very bad for a long time, began to improve, and it was much more pleasant foi meto go on. tho street, though I still hal tc be attendedon account of my weak limbs. "How many boxes of the Pink Pills I tool in all I could not begin to tell, as there w periods when I would stop using them for a weok at a time. But from the time I com menced until I felt I could safely cease tak> lng them was about fifteen months. "Sometime after my eyesight began tc grow better, my memory, which had beer defective and caused me much trouble for < long time, returned and became as good ai when as I was many years younger. Durinf the period to which I refer I had great diffl culty in remembering where I had put any thing, but as I -aid before, this trouble er. tirely disappeared and has never returnee while my eyesight also continues excellent "My long continued illness had reduce; my weight from between 130 and 140 pound! to 112 pounds, but while I wits taking th Pink Pills I gained thirty pounds, and I no> weigh 133 pounds "Some of my friends freely asserted tha my flesh, as they noticed my lnoreasin; weight, was not solid and predicted that '. would speedily lose it. Suoh, however, ha not beea the case, although I nave not takoi any of the pills since last December. All rn; rheumatism having by that time disap peared, since which time I have had no re turn of the dread complaint. I have beei told that the disease will visit me again, bul if it does, I shall again resort to the use o Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. "With my exporience with Dr. William! Pink Pills I have not hesitated to recommem them to others who were afflicted. My niece who lives near Hillsboro. Loudour County Va., suffered fora long time with a peculiu disease of the hips and limbo. I believed th medicine which did me so much good woul cure her also, and I bought three boxes c them and sent to her. She took them an was cured completely of her complaint." Dr. Williams' Pi uk Pf 1. s contain all the eh monts necessary to give new life and riot ness to the blood and restore shattere nerves. They are sold in boxes (never 1 loose form, by the dozen or hundred) at I cents a box, orsix boxes for $2.50, and ma be hal of all druggists or directly by ma from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., 8ehene< tady, N. Y._ The Koran. The Koran is at the same time a re ligions and a political code. All Mus sulmans admit it to be so, and it can not be expected therefore, that, sine their religion is connected with thei: national policy, tbey will not maki use of the former to carry out the lat ter. Tbcir policy may be briefly de fined-namely, the maintenance o their faith in its purity by exclusivo ness and isolation ; tho emancipatiot of the countries which have fallen un der Christian rule; the exterminatioi of the infidel nations and races who by refusing to pay tribute for the re demption of their blood, are pro nounced by tbe prophet to be in i state of open rebellion against tin law, and consequently deserving o death. Enlightened and tolerant Mo hammedans will endeavor to paliat these precepts by quotations from tin Koran und Hadis (Traditions) but the; are not tho less cherished creed, th* conscientious belief, of upward o 200,000,000 Mohammedans. Another Wonderful Clock. One of the most wonderful dooks ii the world is being exhibited in St. Pe tersburg. It was originally maDufac tured for the lato Duke Charles, o Brunswick, who bequeathed it to th Swiss confederation. There are n< fewer than ninety-five faces to this co lossal timepiece. It indicates simnl taneonsly the time of day at thirt; different spots of the earth's surface besides the movement of the eartl around the SUD, the phases of th< moon, the signs of tho zodiac, th passage over the ir or id i au of mor than fifty stars ot the northern hemi sphere, and the date according to th Gregorian, Greek, Mussulman and He ; brew calendars. So complicated ar [ the works that it took two years to pu them together after the clock had bee; sent in detached pieces from Switzer land to Russia.-Manufacturing Jew eler. Germany's Criminals. In Germany, in 1894, 446,000 per j sons were convicted of offences agains ? tho law, to 430,403 in 1893, an in j crease of 15,607. Of the increas j 10,000 cases were of crimes against tb i person, GOO against morality, and 3, : 400 against the state, public order am religion. Tho last class of cases i 1,450 greater than in 1891. Como West For Toar Seed. That's what we say, because it's the best ; 3alzer'e Wisconsin grown soeds are bred t< ! eirllness and produce tho earliest vegeta . bles in tho world. Right alongside of otha ! seamen's earliest, his are twenty day I ahead! Just try bis enrllost peas, radishes ! lettuce, cabbage, etc. He is the largesi grower of farm and vegetable seeds, potatoes grosses, clovors, otc , IP YOU WILL CUT TAIS OUT AND SEND IT t< j the John A. Balzer Seed Co., La Crosse Wis., with 10c. postase, you will get sampl' package of Early Bird Radish (ready in ll days) and their groat catalogue. Gatalogu alone 5c. postage. (A. C. Why Von Should Fue Ilindi-rcornn. I' take.- (mt tho corns, an I then you have ron tor;, surely a coo l exchange. 15c..-tt druckst vil.-~ .-to;>i i -. tte? wy i>... KM.vt a ?.H*..? NattVri tii.-M'oiir.i:. NU iii a aiiur uroitlay'a un ?iMtvu.oiia cute.-. 1t eui.nc ;uiU jJ.uu trim hoi Ut lie?:, ur. uiiiic, J.u Aren bl., Puiitv., ra, CURIOUS FACTS. The British Isles comprise no fewer than one thousand separate islands and islets, without couuting mere jut ting rocks or isolated pinnacles. The Russians have a singular meth od of extorting disclosures from pris oners. In their food is mixed a drug which has the effect of rendering them delirious, and in this state they aro watched and interrogated, when secrets are divulged. In China, in times of pestilence.per sons are permitted to witness, gratui tously theater performances and dis plays of fireworks, tho object being' that their minds may be distracted thereby from the prevailing epidemic. In large cities places are provided in which those who, in desperation, give up the battle of life, may quietly lay themselves dowu and die. The hygienic value of soap is bar Hy realized by the general public. Rec >nt experiments bave shown that a solu tion of soup will kill typhoid or chol era microbes. A 1 per cent solution will do so in twelve hours, while a 7 or 10 per cent solution will do it in a few minutes. This is about tbe simplest and most reliable means of disinfecting that we have at our disposal. Railroad kidney is one of the latost additions to the list of special diseases, and it is said to be wholly due to the dust and primo that filters into tho system through tho pores of the skin, and which, under continuous railway travel, it is impossible to eradicate. To anyone with a tendency to kidney trouble, railroad travel for a week is said to be most dangerous. There is no such danger in sea travel, for there ie no permanent disease known which is peculiar to the ocean. There is at least one country in the world where it costs nothing to die. In some of the cantons of Switzer land, all the dead, rich as well as poor, are buried at the public expense, says an exchange. Collins and all other necessary articles are furnished on ap plication to certain undertakers desig nated by the government. Everything connected with the interment is abso lutely gratnitons, including the grave and religious services. All classes avail themselves freely of the law. An inquiry was recently made in London as to the greatest distance at which a man's voice could be heard, leaving, of course, the telephone out of consideration. The reply was most interesting, and was as follows: Eighteen miles is the longest distance on rece *d at which a man's voice has been heard. This occurred in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, where one man shouting the name "Bob" at one end, his voice was plainly heard at the other end, which is eighteen miles away. Lieutenant Foster, on Parry's third Arctic expedition, found that he could converse with a man across the harbor of Port Bowen, a distance of 6,696 feet, or about one mile and a quarter; and Sir John Franklin said that he conversed with e isa nt a distance of more than a mile. Dr. Young re cords that, at Gibraltar, the human voice has been heard at a distance of ten miles. Roo of the Female Sturgeon. The report of the North Carolina state labor commission contains an in teresting statement of a new industry. The roe of the female sturgeon is now shipped in large quantities to Russia and Germany from the great fisheries on Albemarle sound. The roes from three sturgeons fill oaken kegs con taining 120 pounds, and for each cask $10 is obtained at thc ??bery.-Tn thia business a hundred boats and 250 ex pert fishermen are employed, and these receive as much as $50 each week during tho fishing season. They get $3 for the roe from each female. The greatest seines in the world are on Albemarle sound. That of W. R. Capehart is a mile and a half long. Steam power is used in hauling. At one haul last spring 485,000 herringt and 2,500 shad were landed. The annual herring catch there is forty millions. c otton. With careful rotation of crops and liberal fertilizations, cotton lands will improve. The application of a proper ferti lizer containing sufficient Pot ash often makes the difference between a profitable crop and failure. Use fertilizers contain ing not less than 3 to 4% Actual Potash. Kainit is a complete specific against "Rust." Our pamphlets are not advertising circulars boom ing: special fertilizers, but are practical works, contain ing tho result? of latest experiments ia this line. Every cotton farmer should have a copy. They are lent free for the asking. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 03 Nassau St.. New York. (IDHI ll AML WHISKY habits cured. Book sent (Ils Uni PRIS. Or. B. M. WCOLLK?. ITM.VTi, Gi. 57/> pure Cocoa j the so-called "Di JValter Bake) fast Cocoa is abi chemicals, WALTER BJ SALZER'S Ar? reengnlxed as th? bett for all ? North or South, became they Sprout Quickly, Grow Vi That is their record the world ovei to oarlinesa. There is lots of mo going to make a bold statement b the world are produced frota Salte if you with to make money-that ii ahosd of your nei?hbcr?-plant daners' wholesale litt, ei"L><Kht Of the world, fit for mara-? in 60 d: We make a specialty sf choice p Salter's Earlieit Cucumber cam Our mammoth Plant and Seed the choicest Teiretables, with prieei postage, or Catalogne sad Fackag JOHN A. SAL Build a fort aroun BROWN'S If GUAR Purchase Money refunded should Brawns'i person sufieiina with Dyspepsia, Malaria, Chill ness. Female infirmities. Imrmre Wood, Wes Neuralgia. More than 4,000,000 ballier, seid - < [SXAI.] Bil m????? V T " " . T The general belief among doctors is that consump tion itself is very rarely inherited. But tne belief is becoming stronger that the tendency to consump tion is very generally transmitted from parent to child. If there has been consumption in the family, each member should take special care I to prepare the system ? against it. Live out doors ; i keep the body well nour i ? shed ; and treat the first I indication of failing health. I of Cod-liver Oil. with Hypophosphites, is a fat producing food and nerve tonic Its use is followed by improved nutrition, richer blood, stronger nerves and a more healthy action of all' the organs. It strengthens the power of the body to resist dis ease. If you have in herited a tendency to weak lungs, shake it oil* JUST AS GOOD IS NOT SCOTTS EMULSION. Mr. Charles S. Patterson, the pub lisher of Newspaperdom, says that ft ls not often that he gets so enthust astlc as he does over RlpaasTabalea, Almost with the regularity of clock work he used to feel, at about eleven o'clock, that something had gone wrong with his breakfast; especially was this true If he hod had a restless night, as is no uncommon thing with head-worfcers. "'?ly stomach,'* said Mr. Patterson, 'ls under the standard as to strength, and it seems at these times to act only Indiffer ently, and Anally to stop. Clouds come before my vision and a slight nausea is felt. Then I reach out for my Ripaas. (Years of tho sort of thing related have made me know the symptoms as well as my name.) Down goes one of the blessed little conceut rated boons, and in a few minutes the visual clouds lift:, dis comfort passes away, stomach apparently resumes openUio as, and at USO or 1 o'clock I go out tor my usual rather hearty lunoheon-all in delightful contrast with my former practically ruined afternoons-that I sought to escape by fasting and various doses." _. .Btp?niJ?2>??es"sr? ?ertrr-r>5>-?rT?fyflrrT, ur-tir tain it the price (M cent? a box) la lent to Tho Ki pun Cbemic*! Comiany, No. 10 Spraoe ft, :few York. Sample vial, 10 cents. THE AEItMOTOIt CO. floe? bait tte woriCTi windmill business, because it has reduced the cost ac Wind power to 1/6 what lt waa. > It has manj branca houses, and supplies Its goods and repairs at jour door. It can and does furnish A better article for lets monej than others. 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