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Tum of Life Th(s la a critical period In the life of every woman and no mistakes should be made. The one recognised and reliable help for women who are approaching and passing through this wonderful ohange Is That the utmost reliance oan be placed upon this great medicine Is testi fied to by an army of grateful women who have been helped by It. Mrs* Plnkham, who has the greatest and most successful experience In the world to qualify her, will advise you free of charge. Her address Is Lynn, Mass. Write to her. Business agent WfJ .O'Brien, of the New York branch of the National Gran ite Cutters' Union states that after a strike of fourteen weeks the eight hour day has been granted in all of the 103 cities of the United States under the jurisdiction of the union. Beware of Olntmeuta for Catarrh That Contain Mercnry. As mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering It through the mucous surfaces. Such articles shou.d never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do is ten-fold to the good you can possibly derive from them. Hall s Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Che ney & Co.. Toledo, O., contains no mer cury. and is taken Internally, acting di rectly upon the blood and mucous sur faces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally, and made In Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold by druggists; price, 76c per bottle. Hall's Family Pills are the best. At Belle Island, near St. Johns, New foundland, 2,000 iron miners have gone out on a strike and it is feared that se rious results will occur to the business interests of the city. Try Allen's Foot Ease, A powder to be shaken into the shoes, ai this season your feet feel swollen, nervous and hot, and get tired easily. If you have smarting feet or tight shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet and makes walking easy. Cures ingrowing nails, swooleu and sweating feel, blisters and Callous spots. Ilelieves corns and bunions of all pnin and gives rest and comfort. \Vs have 30,000 testimonials. Try it today. Bold by all druggists and shoe' dealers fot Î6c. Trial package F1Î EE. Address Alien 8. Olmsteau, LeKoy, N. Y. The Italian government figures show that there are at present in the various countries over 3,000,000 Italian emi grants. HOITT'S SCHOOL. Mania Park. San Mateo County, Cal., with its new Buildings, newly furnished and oomplete laboratories, beautiful sur roundings and home Influences, is one of the bast equipped schools tor the training of boys and young men on the coast. Ii Is In charge of Dr. Ira G. Hoitt and is ac credited at the universities. Bend for cat alog, Tenth year begins August 6,1900. A new union of longshoremen has been successfully organized at Balti more, Md., with 905 members to start with. Pl8o's Cure is the best medicine we ever used for all affections ef the throat and lungs.—Wm. O. Endsley, Vanburen, Ind., Feb. 10, 1900. Australian papers report that the so cialist movement is making steady headway in that hemisphere. Mo there will find Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup the best remedy to use for their ehildren during the teething period. A big miners' strike is threatened in tbe south. BESTFORTHE BOWELS if you haven't ».regular healthy movement of the I bowels every day, you're sick, or will be. Keep year i bowels open,-and be well. Force, in'the shapoef violent physic or pill poison, is dangerous. Tbe ' smoothest, easiest, most perfect way of loping tbe i bowels clear and clean is to take CANDY a ^ CATHARTIC ^ toads maim nsa wfi s so Pleassnt, Palatable, Potent. Tests flood. Do flood, JISTor Sicken, Weaken, or Gripe. Me... .; SOc Writs for free ssmpls. and booklet on health. Address Ht »t » — »«r Csajssy, Cht« ie,. SskNl, Sw 1st Ms KEEP YOUR BLOOD GLEAN In time. to be a of ed •f as 8 TÄ 0 NG AS SANDOW. LEWIS YETT, BLACK QIANT OF TEXAS. tildes a Wounded and Knraced Bear Ont of o Cave, Floate a Grounded Ex cursion Boat, and Carrie# a Balky Pony Across a Bridge. Lewis Yett, a jet-black African, about 80 years of age, frequently as tonishes the people of the frontier of Texas by exhibitions of his wonderful strength. He can at any moment eas ily demonstrate that be deserves to rank with Sandow and other giants of modern times, but be has done things on the farms and ont In the corn camps which created greater surprise with those who witnessed such feats than one experiences over seeing him raise some great weight In the street*. He is an uneducated, common laborer, and very modest and timid about making any dlaplay of Ills strength. Lewis spent most of the years of his boyhood In à cattle camp on the frontier, and long before bo was fully grown be had become famous as an export roper, a daring rldor and the very best all around vaquero In tbe Southwest He never boosted of bis accomplishments as an equestrian, but up to tbe time that be was 20 years of age be had never been thrown from the back of a mustang. He won a gold medal and prize of $200 at Eagle Pass when he was but 15 years old, by sticking to the back of a famous bucking brouclio known as Blanco Diablo. This cele brated horse had thrown the best rid ers In Old Mexico and many of the most fearless Texan cowboys. Lewis stayed on his hack for more than an hour, though the enraged animal buck ed and bellowed until he was covered with foam aid ready to fall from ex haustion. Old-time cattlemen—the boys who rode the plain* before the days of loco motives and barbed wire—never tire of telling stories of this giant negro's prowess. No long horn ever grew too big for Lewis. Whenever he got his rope on the steer, that animal had ro go his way. He could catch a big Mexican steer by the horns and drag him about In a corral as another man would have hnndied a coif. Upon one occasion Lewis was riding an unruly grace to hall a cab. LEWIS YETT, THE STRONG MAN OF TEXAS. wars m 33 W Herr I i ' i mustang and upon approaching a bridge the animal "sulked," and though the cowboys applied quirts and ropes to bis bide with great violence he re fused to move out of bis tracks. Lewis was In a hurry to catch up witb the herd, and to the amazement of his com rades he dismounted, and coolly pick ing up the surprised mustang in hie giant arms he threw him across his shoulder and carried him over the bridge. Having been told that a bear bad been tracked Info a cave in the moun tains of the Colorado near a cattle camp where Lewis was employed, the venturesome negro, accompanied by several cowboys, all lovers of Bruin'8 flesh, went to the place to Investigate tbe story. With a flaming torch in one band and a revolver In the other Lewie boldly entered tbe bear's den, and he did not go very for before be fougd just what be was looking for. Bruin bad composed himself In hi* favorite position, with one paw in his mouth, for a long nap, and when the negro stole In so unceremoniously upon him be slept on unconscious of danger. Lewis gazed at his fat, oily ribs and his mouth began to water. Never did a bear hunter determine upon a greater risk. Lewis placed the pistol close to Bruin's bead and touched tbe trigger. He did not bave time to turn before the bear struck him with one paw and knocked him sprawling upon tbe floor of tbe cave. The light was extinguish ed and tbe pistol lost Lswts grappled with his antagonist and by soma means in tbe darkness he managed to got on the bear's back, and tbe cowboys saw this strange combination •f man and beast emerge from tbe cave as If they bad been ejected from tbe month of a cannon. Fortunately, tbe bear was fatally wounded, and with Mood and brains oozing from Us band le rolled down tbe side of tbe moos pdn dead, it la doubtful wbsCbsr just tuCh another feat has aver been accrod* lted to a bear bunter In all tbe litera ture of the world embraced under tbe fascinating title of "bear stories." Lewis can take a common dining room table in his teeth, and, while an ordinary man is seated upon it, be can raise It several feet above tbe floor. Not long since, at the Austin and Northwestern depot at Marble Falla, be picked up a bar of railroad Iron In each bond and walked five steps for ward and then backward to tbe place of starting. An excursion boat with a party of tourists on board ran aground at the head of the lake a short time since, and while the crew was preparing to throw out spars Lewi* jumped over board and, putting his shoulder against tbe bow of the boat, pushed her afloat and then sprang aboard, seemingly un conscious of the fact that be had done something that amazed the boat'a crew and passengers, Lewis Is hardly six feet high, but ho weighs 804 pounds, and bis muscles are as firm and unyielding as a piece of wood. He Nays that be baa always been able to lift more than any five or six men who were working with him, that he is stouter than any home or steer that he ever handled, and that bo Is not afraid of anything on earth but bis wife, and she only weighs ninety pounds. Neither Sugar Nor Salt. A story Is told of tbe energy and vigor of the Archbishop of Canterbury. At the last church congress his grace had taken part in an absorbing discus sion, followed by a vigorous speech to a men's meetings and an address to an overflow meeting, and was about to wind up the day's activity by a walk to the railway station and a late jour ney back to town to be ready for the ordination of two bishops on the mor row. "May I call a cab for your grace?" anxiously Inquired a clergyman, who feared the effects of exposure after so much exertion, but tho archbishop gave gave him briefly, yet firmly, to under stand that his sympathy was mis placed. A few yards farther on another clergyman, recognizing that the head ef ths church of England Is no longer young, In spite of his air of leonine ro bustness, stepped across and begged his grace to allow him to hall a cab. a "What for?" asked the archbishop with some abruptness. "Why, your grace, rain la coming on." "Well, If you are made of sugar, I am not," rejoined the arcbblahep, as he sturdily strode forward. Easy Enough. At a certain murder trial a policeman was In tbe witness-box. "How many minutes after the shot was fired did the map die?" said the defendant's counsel. "Two, air," answered the witness, without the least hesitation. "You seem positive about the time," remarked counsel, with a truculent air. "Now I'm going to test your ability to judge time. I will hold my watch here for two minutes. When you think the time Is up, say 'Now.' " The lawyer looked very serious, but the policeman seemed perfectly at bis ease. He sat staring vacantly about the room, and at the exact second when the two minutes had expired be said, "Now!"—smiling defiantly. Counsel was staggered, and the prosecuting counsel proportionately delighted. At the adjournment for luncheon he slap -psd the constable on the back. "Constable," said he, "you were a wonder! gow did you do it?" "Do It?" replied tbe constable, point ing to a big clock on tbe opposite wall. "Why, that was dead easy!" A Noted Noble Oarsman. For his yearn, Sir Charles DUke Is probably as fine an oarsman as could be found. One of Sir Charles' favorite recreations Is sculling. When at his riverside retreat at Shepperton he Is often to b e seen In a pair-oared boat In company with some famous rowing naan, putting away with aa much en ergy *s an athlete half hit age. Wo are all heirs, but It Is Üa wo In herit Instead of SWITCH THE GIRLS THEY LOVE. Practices Indulged In by the Tonsg People in Pennsylvania. At Shamokln, Pa., some queer cus toms bave survived the march of pro gress among the Poles and Russians. One of these observances Is "switching day." It Is a favorite day for bashful lovers, for swiftness of limb, rather than eloquence of tongue, captures the belles of the community. For days the man has been In train ing for the run of his lift, while the maids adjure corsets and rub llnament ou their kneecaps every night ere woo ing slumber. Finally the morning of "switching day" arrives. The man sees before blm all the maidens of bis village. He may take his pick. All be must do Is to catch and switch and duck with water the one of bis choice —the maid whom he would have for his wife. If she Is fleeter of foot than he and escapes she is free. If the man Is beloved of bis quarry she -seldom gets away, though his feet are clad In leaden shoes. "Switching day" at Shamokln Is Easter Sunday, when all the lads and lasses of the country round about gath er at the town for the annual meeting. A girl's starting to run. Is accepted as a token that she is not averse to her pur suer. The youth's start Is accepted as a proposal, and no matter what mis fortune may befall his quarry he must provide for her all the days of his future life. Pathetic indeed was the Illustration of this fact in the case of Susan Man bok, who was by all odds the handsom est girl In the Russian colonies for many miles about. She was tall and slender and her eyes were azure blue. She was crowned with golden hair, which grew In dainty ringlets close upon her head. Miss Manbok had more suitors than she could accept, and she was very coy. Fleet of foot, the maid had, since arriving at a mar riageable age, passed one "switching day" In safety without the giving of her promise. Miss Manbok until noon on the lat est festival occasion had succeeded In 3 qUEEIt CUSTOM IN PENNSYLVANIA. outdistancing all her pursuers. Many were the races she had run, but never had a switch or a pail of water come within reaching distance of her petite form. It was then that Andrew Ko binsky, a shrewd young man, who had purposely waited until Miss Manbok had become fatigued, gave chase. Off darted the maid, and after her sped the rursuer. Down the railroad track they rushed, all unheeding. So excited were both contestants—the man running for a wife, the girl for liberty—that the ap proach of a train was unnoticed. The engine tooted shrilly and at its blast Miss Manbok, affrighted, stumbled and fell upon the rail. Both of her legs were cut off below the knees. And Koblnsky, regardless of her being a cripple, declares that he will wed her. Japan Anxtons. Japan Is alarmed over the emigration of many of her residents to this country who are lured here by misrepresentation. This is like the misrepresentation which delude people into believing that any other med inets equal to Hostetter's Stomach Bitters for stomach disorders. It will cure indi gestion, constipation and dyspepsia. Organization of labor is booming in Oakland, Cal., as never before. Nearly every craft of wage workers are organ ized or will organize soon. The bar bers, soda water battlers, retail clerks and bar tenders will organize at once into unions. Carter's Ink la Used by the greatest railway systems of the United) states. They would not use it if it wasn't the best. Richard Crocker, the New York poli tician, recently purchased a bull dog for which he paid the sum of $4,000, says the Typographical Journal. Ac cording to the decision of a New York judge, rendered some time ago, a ba by is worth $1, hence one bull-dog Is worth 4,000 babies. The English delegates to establish a Labor College in this country arrived in New York, and a big mass meeting will be held July 8 to inaugurate the plan. The Britishers contribute $20, 000 toward the proposed college. of to be off Just a Little Out of Sorts That is tbe way many serious troubles begin. The stomach gets a little out ot order, is neglected, and chronic dyspepsia follows. The blood becomes a little im pure, as occasional pimples testify, and in time a long array of blood diseases attack tbe system. It is safest to cure these trou bles at once by thoroughly purifying the blood with Hood's Sarsaparilla. It main tains the health and cures diseases HootPm Sarsaparilla la America's Greatest Medicine. Price $L —I AVfcgelabk Prepçirationfor As similating the Food and Regula ting Hie Stomachs and Bowels of fmsB3smsm Promotes DigeslionCheerfiiP ness and Rest.Contains neither Opium,Morphine nor Mineral. NotNarcotic. Etope of OIRIJr SAMUEL PITCHER HmyAcui Seal' Alx.Smm * Raekette Satie - Anise Seed - QXSSSSm. HSrtpSfsd Cfanfitd Sugar hvttcryrrwi flavor. A perfect Remedy forConstipa Hon, Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea Worms .Convulsions .Feverish ness and LOSS OF SLEEP. Facsimile Signature of NEW YORK. CUSTOM For Infanta and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of In Use For Over Thirty Years EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER The Oldest Postal System. We find the first recorded postal sys tem in the Persian Empire, under Cyrus the elder; but it Is clear that Rome of all the ancient states possessed the best organized system of transmitting let ters through its numerous provinces. All along the great Roman roads houses were erected at a distance of five or six miles from each other. At each of these stations forty horses were constantly kept, and, by the help of re lays, it was easy to travel 100 miles a day. These services were intended for the state only, it being imperative to secure the rapid Interchange of official communications. In the time of Julius Caesar the sys tem was so well organized that of two letters the great soldier wrote from Britain to Cicero at Rome the one reached its destination in twenty-six and the other in twenty-eight days. Private citizens had to trust to the' ser vices of slaves, and It Is not till the end of the third century that we hear of the establishment of a postal system for private persons by the Emperor Dio cletian, but how long this system re mained history does not say.—New York Evening World. Value of Our Lesser Toes. Recent investigation in England has cleary shown that the great toe, with the head of Its metatarsal bone, con stitute the real tread of the foot. If this tread Is lost in any way It Is best to discard tbe whole foot as useless. The remaining toes of the foot are me chanically of slight value and they can be removed one and all with little detri ment to tbe ordinary walking powers. Redlaads* Giant Mowing Machine. Redlands, Cal., has a giant mowing lng machine which cuts a strip of wheat fifty feet wide. It Is such an easy matter for tbe aver age woman to cry that there is no dan ger of her having water on the brain. When you meet a man who la lying off for a long rest, it Is usually a sign that be bas been discharged. Boston unionists have been injunc tioned for boycotting liquor stores. ABSOLUTE SECURITY. Genuine Carter's Little Liver Pills. Must Bear Signature of See PavSImlle Wrapper Below. ▼wi small lad aa a ny CARTERS Mm FOI IEAIACML FOI OmiNESS. FOR BiUOUSIEtt. F0I TOMB LIVER. FOB CONSTIPATION. FOB SALLOW SUB. FOB TCECOMPLEXI0B UUUCJB MMf HUM HQM iWi. CURB BICK HEADACHE. LABOR NOTES. Laundry workers will soon form i national union. New York is to have a workingmen'! daily paper. It is to be called th< Daily People, and will issue its firsi number July 1. It will support tb« Socialist Labor Party. The Buffalo Trades and Labor Conn cil and the directors of the Pan-Amesi can Fair, have reached an agreement that guarantees union wages and citi zen labor in the construction of the Ex position buildings. Peroria, 111., is the last city to report the organization of a branch of the Wo man's International Union Label League, making fourteen local socle ties affliliated with the national body whose headquarters are in Muncie. The cigarmakers' strike in New Yorl is still in progress. The locked or workers are standing firm. A successful bootblacks' union bai been organized at Louisville. Each member is furnshed with a display card to hang above his chair. All attempts to arbitrate the strike of the cigarmakers in New York City have proven fruitless and it is now s fight to the finish. City ordinance providing that union label must be on all municipal print ing in St. Louis was defied by bosses and declared unconstitutional by a court. The Prussian government has servei notice on the railway employes thal any of them caught reading or talking socialism will be instantly dismissed. After several years of factional fight ing, the two national painters' unions have been amalgamated, and the new body will control about 25,000 mem bers. MONEY IN OIL. The newly discovered Callfon oil field, the largest in the wor offer wonderful opportunlt for legitimate speculation. Fifty thousand Palomaa Oil ( shares left at 15c, par value ResultB certain. Agent wanted each locality. Send for full formation. Palomaa Oil Co.. I S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal WESTER RABBITR CO., Wishing to ma room for I young stock, c fers fine petl greed Belgli -- Hnres, 4 to 6 me old. at following prices, until stock Is reduce One buck and three does for $10.00, f. o. b cat Only a few dozen left. Money refunded If u able to fill order. Book of Instructions wl each order. Address WESTERN BABBITRY CO. 558 S. Alvarado St.. Los Angeles. Cal. HARD WORKING WOMBI Moore's Revealed Remedy Jhros**4t bare used it h< thaasamOa umfATaar*** CURE YOURSELF 1 Dee Big Cl for unnatnra discharge!,inflammation* irritrtiouB or ulceratioog of mucous membrane« _ _______ Pa in lees, and not aatrir Ithe Evans Chemical Oo. * ent 01 iwisonoua ■eld by Dracflaaa "or Bent in plain wrapper Circular tant on name 2* mi to ttrieter«. Prévenu Contagion E FOR PILES I moisture ana oauaa lie Tnvmra, aa wail aa Blind, Bleadla* or or Protr Ram tumors. Treatlrefrea. i Muno, Philad. Frm outln« olnlrea aUca Wl N. ». V. RO. XtMtMMB.