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AMONG THB NICAIlAGt'ANS,
A Recent Amerlrnii Ylaltor D« - ■ crlbe» the Country. Vincent L. Cooke luis recently re turned from Nicaragua, where lie spent considerable time with the unturned na tives. This visit wan sufficient to sati ate Mr. Cooke with the Central Ameri can states, and lie return» convinced that he does not care to fqicnd his days In that sunburned country. "There are a good many opportunities for making money In Nicaragua, " said Mr. Cooke, "if one could stand the climnte. Hut this Is hard for an American to do, on account of the fevers of a malarial sort, which take hold very readily upon un ncclimated persons. There are a Rood many Americans at Bluetields, and ono of them, a Missourian, keeps the hotel «it which I stopped. He charges his fellow-countrymcn $1.50 for a bottle of beer and 50 cents for an ordinary drink. That is the usual charge, but It varies according to the rate of ex change. Outside of Bluetields and Givy town, however, there are no Ameri cans or English, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific nothing but Spanish is spoken, and consequently, It Is a little Inconvenient fo one not speaking Spanish to travel through the country. I made the trip and was followed most of the way by a government detective, who finally succeeded In stealing from my grip a lot of notes that I had made to use in iny articles. They were in English, and lie probably could not road them. The country, about that time, was keeping a strict espionage on all strwaigers, and 1 may have been regarded as a suspect. "The first night I was in Bluetields I was arrested, considerably to my sur prise, for lK'lng on the street after !) o'clock. T was wandering around very innocently when two guards threw their guns up in my face, and demand ed, in Spanish, who I was. Not 1 »eilig ahle to understand or answer them, I said: 'No savey,' and they took me to the hotel and communicated to me that I had better stay there all night. The country was undergoing one of its frequent changes in the heads of de partments about that time, und the officials were careful to prevent people being around too much. "Nicaragua is divided into depart ments, corresponding to our states, each department being under a pre fect, or, as it would bo called in this country, a governor. The president, who Is elected, appoints the prefects, and they make all the laws for their departments, which are absolute and constructed entirely according to the humor of the prefect making tliem. The law against murder is such as to almost encourage the taking of human life. The penalty for a person con victed of tills crime is ten years' im prisonment, but in order to convict, there must be two witnesses to the deed. As a result, it is comparatively easy to commit murder and be acquit ted. When a foreigner is convicted they usually bleed him and his friends as much as possible and then kick liini out of the country. "The country's standing army is a ridiculous affair. It. consists of from 2,000 to 2,500 men and boys, rnnging in age all the way from fourteen to sixty years. The men ait! armed with the old Kemington rifle of the 1874 pat ent, but when they get Into the heat of a fight they throw away their guns and use the machette, a knife something like tli,we used by butchers, but con siderably longer. They use flits, in fact, for everything from a table knife to a corn parer. The most of the sol diers are barefooted, and they general ly wear trou ears mad« of jeans and a. light, shirt, open In tlie front at all times. The costumes of the civilians nie very limited, and the women usu ally wear nothing but a cloth around their waists, and they, too, go bare footed. "The transportation facilities in Nic aragua. are both limited and primitive. There is only one railroad, and that is a. short one. The general method of travel is by small boats, built after tlie pattern of the stern-wheel steamers on the Mississipppi river, which ply slow ly upon shallow streams, ranging in depth from six to two feet. At the start a boat is taken which suits the depth of water, and as the river be comes shallower the passengers are transferred to other boats of less draft successively. It took me six days to make a trip of 160 miles hi t Iiis way. There is a great «leal of land in the country out. of which a person could make a fortune raising coffee and other native products if there was any means of getting what is produced to a shipping port. But. the water ways leading from these sections are so shallow that they would have to be dredged to a considerable extent or railroads would have to be built, which would be very expensive on account of file heavy brush and undergrowth which would have to lie cleared awn The land, however, which is near '• shipping ports is well worth invest.ii: in if a man can stand the climate. Anyone who can afford to invest. >(>;» without getting any returns for five years can make a fortune quite rapid ly after that period of time lias elapsed by planting coffee. It. takes the coffee five years to grow and bear a good crop, but at. the end of that time a per son would realize 150 per cent on the money invested. "The Nicaraguans are very much provoked with tills government on ac count of the part if, took in the Blue fields troubles. They thought that the United States should have sent a fleet of war ships he/re to blow the British boats out of tlie water in order to pro tect their mud huts, and they cannot be convinced that, we were right in not doing it." —Milwaukee Sentinel. KfTeet of Colli Water on Tan. The is nothing which "sets" tan so Irrevocably as cold water. The young person who washes her face iti cold water when she rushes in from the tennis court or beach has given hos tages to homeliness, and not a whole pharmacy full of lotions will avail to cure her until the tan has worn off. Water, as hot as it can be borne, should be used. As not every farm house or hotel boasts this complexion cure at all hours of the day, the wise damsel keeps an alcohol lamp in her room, and over it she heats water ut any time when she needs needs it. In baking powders it is safer to use the Royal only, an article tha.t many years' experience has proved most effi cient, and which has been officially demonstrated «uro and wholesome. Boston, Special.—The statement of the first count in the fifth decennial census of the State of Massachusetts was given out to-day by Horace G. Wadlin, chief of fhe bureau of statis tics of labor. The population of the entire state is given as 2,405,345, an increase of 553,204, or 2S.4S per cent us compared with the census of 1S85. He Is Fat I su eil. Pierre, S. D., Special.—Regent Smed Iey of Grant county sent in his resig nation to-day. lie is tired of the Si -rapping among tlie members of the board, and wants to get out. His res ignation will probably not be accepted. MONEY IN COKE REFUSE. forty Gallon» of Crnde Naptha From One Ileehlve Oren. A new process has been discovered, ifter a year's hard work and experi menting at the Larimer Coke works, In Westmoreland county, by Foreman W. S. Cook, assisted by Engineer I). Karrity, to turn the by-product of the toal used in making coke into valuable material, Instead of, as before, letting It go up In smoke, as it has been, and ta now doing, and will thus save mill ions of dollars' worth of oil, gases, am monia, tar and other useful articles, which are manufactured from coal. It will at the same time not affect the quantity or quality of the coke pro Juced in the same oven. Tlie process Is a. very cheap and sim ple one, the secret of iilch is careful ly guarded, but it i. , success, from the fact that they have already ob tained, in twelve hours, from one bee hive oven, holding about five tons of eoke, some forty gallons of crude nap Uia, which is a thick, black, opaque, viscous liquid, from which a various number of the constituents can be dis tilled. With the same machine they extract an ummoniac liquor capable of producing a large amount of ammoniac la its, which ar« now being used for fertilizing purposes. A large flow of (as is also collected by the same pro fess, and from this one oven, when eonducbed away from the machinery and Ignited, sends up a flame four or Ave feet high, and appears to be nearly as good as a natural gas well. The collecting pipes are simply at tached to the outlet of a common bee hive oren, and the smoke Is conducted Into a condensing apparatus, consist ing of a number of upright pipe«, down which a stream of cold water is continually flowing, and ait the bottom of the same is a receiving tank. They claim that the machinery us>ed by this process would not cost over $50 an oven, which is very small, when compared to the cost of that used in foreign countries. Taking the average amount of coal tar alone which can be extracted from one ton of coal, which is eight gallons, at 5 cents per gallon, It can be estimated what an enormous amount of money Is lost daily. Tak ing tiie 305 ovens at Larimer, each burning five tons a day, gives 1,825 tons of coal burned in one day. From each ton eight gallons being extracted, would give the large amount of 14,000 gallons per day, and at 5 cents per gal lon, would amount to $730 per day, which is now an entire loss.—Connells villo (Pa.) Courier. Neu Use for Pliotojçrriphy. An interesting use for photography Is noted in the last annual report of the city engineer of Rochester, N. Y. To meet tlie requirements of construc tion, his department lind found it ne cessary to prepare 100 photographic negatives, 39 Oprints and 156 lantern slides. Photography was used for many purposes. In the first place, for a record of old structures which may have had an Important place In the early local history. Secondly, as a record of construction ,for the purpose of study, and also for the purpose of spurring the inspectors and contract ors to greater care. Flashlight pict ures are taken of the inside of com pleted sewers, so that the details of the work can be examined at leisure. Many photographs are made for the law department, to be used In cases of suits for personal injury by reason of defects in walks and pavements. Cop ies are pasted into substantial albums and are of constant use in discussions with the aldermen aud other officials, os well as taxpayers. On one occasion it was necessary to educate the public of tlie city to a better comprehension of fhe question of beauty In bridge de signs. Tlie engineer prepared a lect ure on city bridges and illustrated it by 10 lantern slides made from photo graphs. The slides were selected to show existing structures, which are failures, In direct comparison with successful and beautiful specimens of bridge-building. Hie lecture had a good effect, and the engineer had the satisfaction of selecting a bridge which was artistic as well as useful. The easy, safe and certain protec tion of our bread, biscuit and cake from all danger of unwholesomeness Is iu the use of the Royal Baking Pow der only. This powder is mentioned because of tlie innumerable reports in its fnvor by high medical authorities, by the U. S. Government, and by the official chemists and Boards of Health, which leave no doubt as to its entire freedom from alum, lime, and ammo nia, its absolnte purity and wliole soineness. While its use is thus a safeguard against the poisonous alum powders, it is satisfactory at the same time to know that owing to its greater strength it is more economical. Automatic Marine Poar Signal. A new design of automatic marine fog signal has been fitted to an East India liner. Tlie object of the appar tus is to meet the legal requirements of a whistle or bell that will sound signals automatically iu case of fog. Oil the bridge of the vessel Is mounted n switch, which is used by the officer Iu charge for turning the electric cur rent to either the whistle or the ship's hell; the latter, of ccurse, being sound ed if the ship Is at anchor, and the former If she Is under way. The stat ed intervals between the sounds Is made by clock-work adjustment, placed in the chart house, and the cur rent is thus obtained for all the pur poses of the device. As the whistle is blown, or the bell sounded, a record is made on a continuous bard of paper by means of a pen. The paper is marked with divisions ,and as it is wound at a uniform speed by tlie clockwork, it gives on autographic in dication of when the fog signals were sounded. The almond Industry lias assumed considerable proportions In California. The trees bear young, resembling the peach, of which there are a variation; Indeed ,the hard-sliell varieties bear too close a resemblance to peach pits to insure their favor as yet. The soft shell varieties have not proved satis factory east of the Rockies, except in Texas and New Mexico. But, consid ering thnt one-lialf of the nut importa tions Is of almonds, and that Califor nia nuts are pronounced superior to foreign, all available acreage should he planted. Makes a Confession That Kt Killed Senator Morrisey. St. Louis, Special.—It will lie recol lected that early in last May State Senator Peter Morrisey of this city was shot and killed by Maud Lewis, his mistress. It now transpires that Maud Lewis lias a liusbaud, named Al bert Andrews, and that lie has made a confession to having killed Morrisey. He wants to be arrested and have Maud released.but the authorities Save taken no action in the case yet. Cholera prevails in serious propor tion in China, Corea, and the island of Formosa. THB POISON IN ICE CREAM. Reasons Given by PhynlcfanM for It» Presence There. Medical men generally, we believe, regard Ice cream as one of the most harmful forms of sweet food. Invalids are permitted by their physicians to eat, it when every other sort, of sweet food is absolutely proscribed; and In health there is probably no other kind of refection more popular, particularly In the summer. It is an unquestionable fact, howev er, flint serious and even fatal cases of poisoning occur almost every season from eating ice cream. On Monday last, for example, in Syracuse, fifty children were made dangerously 111 as the result of eating ice cream which was sold on the streets by an Itinerant vendor. None of them died, but their escape from death in several instances is attributed to the small quantity In which the ice cream was sold to each customer. There was a suspicion that the late .fudge Ehrlich died from the same cause. There are two ways in which physi cians endeavor to account for the occa sional poisonous effects of loe cream: One is the presence in the compound of some distinct poison, used to color or to flavor the ice cream; the other is the development iu tlie cream or milk of a peculiar chemical substance be longing to the class of poisons known as ptomaines. Those resemble In char acter the peculiar poisons developed in dead bodies in process of decay. In almost every instance of extensive poisoning by ice cream controversy has arisen as to whether the deleterous effects were due to these ptomaines, developed after the compound was prepared out of wholesome material, or to noxious coloring matters or fla vors. the ptomaine theory being adopt ed by fhe person responsible for mak ing and selling the ice cream, and the independent poison theory by the peo ple who have been made ill. A case of this kind came before the courts of fills state some years ago, and finally went, to the court of ap peals, where a verdict of $800 was sus tained against a firm of druggists for selling to an ice cream manufacturer a certain preparation of red coloring matter, designed to be used for giving a pink tint to ice cream. The conten tion of the defendants that the poison ous offerts of the ice cream thus col ored were due to ptomaines was re jected by the jury; but perhaps this was not, very strange, inasmuch as the evidence In behalf of the defendants showed that, there was arsenic In the liquid which they sold. Their expert witnesses declared that the proportion of arsenic was not large enough to hurt anyone who ate the ice cream, but tlie Jury though otherwise. We may add that the testimony upon the trial of this particular case to which we refer tended to show that chocolate ice cream was the least like ly of all kinds to bo wholesome. It seems that ice cream makers, when other sorts of ice cream have grown somewhat stale and unpalatable, can conceal the age and undesirabllity of I he compound by fhe liberal use of chocolate.—New York Sun. It does not appear that any baking powder, when presented in competi tion with the Royal, either at the Gov ernment tests or before World's Fair juries, has ever received favor or award over the Royal or made an equal showing in purity, strength or wholesomeness. An Inaeet'N Qneer Appetite. A curious fact was brought under the attention of tlie visitors assembled at the opening of the Telephone Trunk lines on Wednesday. A portion of the cable laid across from Portpatriek to Donaghadee was shown around, and it was pointed out that the five insu lated copper wires constituting the core of fhe cable—the real telegraphic conductor—were incased in a shathing of brass, which bad been wound nround tliem in tlie form of a thin metal tape. The object of this was to protect tlie gutta percha insulation from the attack of a minute marine organism known as tlie "gribble." There was a time, of course, when the gribble knew nothing about tele graphic insulating materials, and, in deed, over a large portion of tlie sea bottom such modern luxuries are un known. But tlie era of marine" telegraphy seems to have created a new taste in fliese tiny creatures wherever cables have been laid down, just as animal» of larger proportions have acquireij tlie taste for bananas or potted nul chovies. They find their way iu be. tween the shathing of strong iron wire and eat through everything in the wad of insulating material until they get tVi the copper strands, where, of course] the water gets in and the conducting power of tiie cable Is at an end. The curious fact is fl at the ravages of the gribble were unknown in the early days of ocean telegraphy, and that this peculiar taste is not only an acquired one, but seems to be extend ing in just the same way as the ac quired tastes of human beings. At present the fashion of gutta percha eating does not go further north than Portpatriek. But it has long been moving northward, and will probably soon be universal. The brass proves an effectual barrier so far, but whet li er these little denizens of the deep may not by and by find even metal tape n piquant addition to their larder remains to be seen.—London Daily News. Iscnornnee Not BII nk. .links—I understand that you were pretty well off before you were mar ried. Blinks—Yes: but I didn't know it.— New Orleans Picayune. Ill an article in fhe Century Maga zine Mr. Maxim states that before se lecting the motive power for his flying machine lie investigated the weights of the various knids of motors. He found that the weights per Indicated horse-power were: Hot-air engine, 200 pounds; oil engine, 75 pounds; electric motor, supplied by accumulators, 130 pounds; Otto gas system, 50 pounds; marine engines with condenser, pump and everything complete, 25 to 50 pounds per horse-power. Alimony for Mrs. Pollock. Pierre, S. I). Special—The Supreme court has granted alimonv to the amount of $275 fo Mrs. Pollock for the expense of the appeal now pending in the supreme court. It is a divorce case in which a wealthy New York family Is concerned, where the son of the family married a servant, and after the birth of a child a divorce was se cured on what is claimed to be a trumped up charge. Mrs. Pollock brought suit for alimony in the circuit court, and lias appealed from the de cision of that court to the supreme court, and the amount granted is to bear the expenses of that appeal. General Gordon, of Georgia, tells the following story of the war period to illustrate the shrinkage of the con federate currency: "One day a caval ryman rode Into camp on a reasonably good horse. 'Hello, cavalryman,' said a foot-soldier , "I'll give you three thousand dollars for your horse.' 'You go (to the bad place),' was the horseman's reply; "I just paid one thousand dollars to have him cur ried.' " • • * There was once a prominent man in Chicago who had a very exalted opin ion of his own city. He died, and, when lie reached his eternal home, he looked about him with much sur prise and said to the attendant who had opened the gate for him: "Really, this does great credit to Chicago. I expected some change in heaven." The attendant eyes the Chlcagoan a second, and then observed: "Tills isn't heaven." ♦ * • Sir John Hopkins, admiral of the British fleet which came here on the occasion of the Columbian celebration of 1803, appeared on deck in a fine new uniform, and said to Julian Ralph who was his guest on the Blake at the time: "Will you look at me." "Sir John,"said Ralph, "I should think you would feel proud." "Pr-roud. nie boy!" said Sir John; "I'm as pr-roud as a puppy dog with a gladiolus in his uiouth." * • * One day Maurice Barrymore drop p ed in at the Lambs' Club and met a few congenial friends. "By tiie way, boys," lie said, "how is dear old Joe Holland? Where is he now? I should so like to see him." "Why, he's play ing over in Philadelphia at, Mrs. Drew's theatre. Why don't you jump on the train this afternoon and run over there. You'll see him play Bru tus In 'Julius Caesar' to-night." "I'd love to do so," said Barrymore, en thusiastically, "but, tliauk God, I can't." • * * A neighbor, whose place adjoined Brouson Alcott's, had a vegetable garden, in which he took a great in terest. Mr. Aleott, had one, also, and both men were especially interested in their potato patches. One morning meeting by the fence, the neighbor said: "How is it, Mr. Alcott, you are never troubled with bugs, while iny vines are crowded with tliem?" "My friend," replied Mr. Alcott, "I rise very early in the morning, gather all the bugs from my vines, and throw them into your yard." * * * An English clergyman, who was sud denly called on to preach to a congre gation of college students, was unable to speak without notes, and had only one written sermon with him, which was on the duties of the married state. The topic was hardly one that lie would ha\c chosen for the occasion, but he hoped that it would pass mus ter as being appropriate by anticipa tion. But unfortunately lie did not read the sermon over, and so, before lie knew it, lie had uttered this appeal: "And now, a word to you who are mothers.' * « * When, after the second battle of Bull Run, General Sickles, assumed com mand of a division of the Army of the Potomac, he gave an elaborate fare well dinner to the officers of his old Excelsior Brigade. "Now, boys, we will have a family gathering," he said to them, as they assembled in Iiis quarters. Pointing to a table, he con tinued: "Treat it as you would the enemy."As the feast ended, an Irish officer, Captain Byrnes, was discover ed by Sickles in the act of stowing away three bottles of champagne iu his saddle-bags. "What are you do ing sir?" gasped the astonished gen eral. "Obeying orders, sir," replied the captain, in a firm voice; "you told us to treat that dinner as we would tlie enemy, and you know, general, what we can't kill, we capture." * ♦ « Wordsworth was present at a public dinner one night, wl en lie was inform ed that Stephenson, the celebrated en gineer, was present. While the latter was building the Skerrievore light house he had been in the habit of swinging in a hammock during the evenings and reading the "Excursion." This was told Wordsworth, who was delighted. At the end of the dinner, he was called upon for a speech, lie rose and said: "Gentlemen, 1 can not make a speech; I never did, and am afraid I never shall. But there is a gentleman here, present, Mr. Stephen son, ibe great engineer, and if you call upon him to speak, he wHl doubtless tell you something that will iutenst you more than anything I could say; lie will tell you how lie passed the long summer evenings when be was build lug the Skerrievore lighthouse. e * * In a New York town which lias a colony of colored people one leg dar key was one day < mployed in setting out shrubs on the lawn of a handoomo estate. The master of the house was nowhere to be seen, and a number of tl^e gardener's friends were leaning c< mfortably on the fence watching the operations. Another darkey driv er for a physician liv.'ng next door, looked curiously at this low of specta tors, and then addressed the doctor, who was just getting into his buggy. "Doctor Wilson." he said, solemnly, "(lere's somebody dead at Massa Jones's, sartin sure." "Dead!" echoed doctor; "no such thing, Caesar. ould have heard of it if there had been any illness in the family." "Well, sali," said Caesar, pointing to tlie row of sable individuals hang ing on the pickets, "if dere ain't no body dead to Massa Jones's, sah, den w'at fer is all dis yer mourniu' strung along the fence?" * * * At a small railway station in the hilly part of Alabama an old man, car rying a carpet-bag and accompanied by his wife, boarded the train. They took the first seat, the old lady sit ting next the window. It was appar ent that this was their first railway journey. The train started, and they both looked eagerly from the window, and, as the speed increased, a look of keenest anxiety gathered on the old lady's face. She grasped lier hus band's arm and said, in a voice plain ly audible to those about lier: "Joel, we be goin' awful quick. I know 'taint safe." A few minutes later the train ran on to a long trestle. With a little shriek of terror the old lady sprang to her feet and seized the back of the seat in front of lier. There she stood, trembling from head to foot, staring from the window. Meantime the train sped onward aud was quick to note the change. Her features re laxed and she sank into lier seat with the fervent exclamation: "Thank goodness! She's lit again!" "Peace Hath Her Victories." STORY or A MAN WHO FOUGHT IN A DOZEN BLOODY BATTLES. From the Post-News, Alexandria. Minn. When anything good comes to an old soldier the world Is always glad to hear of It. It is therefore with especial pleas ure that we listened to the story of Mr. William Miller, of Alexandria, Minn. The year 1861 found him prosperous and happy In a comfortable home In 6t. Lawrence County, New York. He re alized that his country needed him and went as a private with Com pany K, of the 60th New York. Assigned to the Army of the Potomac, his life was not the "picnic" described by one of our Minnesota Congressmen. He went through the campaigns until after Get tysburg and then went to Tennessee with General Hooker to relieve the ten sion at Chickamauga and ended with Sherman on his march to the sea. Z. ' 8 U W M Four years of such work had Its effect, lie was a young man possessed of fine physique and must have had great strength; but soon after enlisting he suf fered with most of his regiment from an epidemic of the measles and from that time had touches of sciatic rheu matism. He began doctoring for it, but in the army, In such campaigns as our boys saw who followed Hooker and Sherman, Is a poor place to cure rheu matism and especially sciatic, the most difficult form of rheumatism to reach. After the war he was mustered out with honor, and his trouble Increased, also his kidneys bothered him greatly. In a year he decided to come west to Min nesota and settled In Blue Earth Coun ty, where he lived until nine years ago. He was terribly crippled and suffered agonies of pain. He tried doctors of all kinds and medicines of every descrip tion. Finally he decided to go still farther west, and selling his farm, he went to the coast. But the damp air had a still more harmful effect and he, suffering what only fellow victims of sciatica can realize, took almost the next train back, and came here to Alexandria where he had relatives. Buying a small farm near town, he again took up his fight with sciatica. He tried every known remedy, for such was his suffering that his right leg has been shortened fully two inches. His kidney trouble also Increased so that he could only rest a couple of hours at a time. Final ly last winter the sarcasm of destiny added the grip to his ills, and when he was recovering from it, but unable to leave his room, "when it was just ar( hard to sit up as to lie down, or to lie down as sit up," as he expressed it, ha got hold of a pamphlet telling about Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. He decided to try them, as he said, "they might help, and fifty cents would not ruin me." He bought one box and before he had taken half of this box he felt wonder ful effects, and he soon, as he himself put It, "felt light and active, full of spring and vigor." He had no more trouble whatever with his kidneys, but could sleep all night without getting up once, and, though he took but two boxes of the Pink Pills, he says he has never since had a twinge of the rheu matic pain. When seen on last Satur day he was at a neighbor's giving a kindly hand at repairing a pump, and this old soldier, 63 years of age, a vet eran of a dozen bloody battlefields, showed greater strength than the young fellows ho was helping and worked with all the vigor of youth. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of April, A. D. 1895. (Seal.) LEWIS EVANS, Notary Public. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain In a condensed form all the elements nec essary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore si attered nerves. Pink Pills are sold by all dealers, or will be sent postpaid on receipt of price (50 cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50— by addressing Dr. Williams' Med. Co., Schenectady, N. Y. A Man ami Ills Wife. Again, on the underground railway, a little while ago, a man and woman got into the carriage. Ha was snarl ing at every one—the guard, the poi ters, the newspaper boy and a passen ger whose foot he kicked getting into the carriage. The woman was a lit tle thin, pale, and I fancy all the pas sengers were sorry for her, and felt she must have a very bad time of It. Presently she spoke to the man. She said: "When shall we reach Rich mond?" Ile said: "Wo shall be home Inside forty minutes." That was all, but the voice, look, manner, were ab solutely kind and tender; fhe whole man changed when he spoko to his wife; a brute to everyone else, he was a lover to her. Lucky woman! Every one would hate lier husband but her self, and lie hated every one but her. What more could she want? As for the other passengers, I think they went home singing because they had seen love. Sin- Saw tlie Point. Beggar (to dude with young lady)— riease, mister, gimme a. cent? Dude (angrily)—Aw, go away. I haven't any cents. Young lady smiles and dude dosu't know why.—Texas Siftings. If 111« 1 * Rpby Is CatllngfTePth Be Furo and use that olil and well-tried remedy, Mas. W inslow'h S oothing Svitrp for Children TeeMilng. By the estimate of the eleventh census enumerators there were, In 1881», 5,200, 125,507 gallon* of milk yiolded by our cows. Weak and Weary Because of a depleted condition ol the blood. The remedy is to be found in purified, enriched and vitalized blood, which will be given by Hood's Sarsapa rilla, the great blood purifier. It will tone the stomach, create an appetite and give renewed strength. Remember Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the only true blood purifier prominently In the public eye today. $1 ; six for $5. ESTABLISHED 1879. Woodward & Co., GRAIN COMMISSION MINNEAPOLIS - -- -- -- -- - DULUTH. Liberal Advances on Bills Lading. Money Loaned to Responsible Shippers during Heavy Movement, tœ- FUTURE TRADES PLACED IN ALL MARKETS. The Mantel Shelf. Severe simplicity, the decorators say, should rule the mantel shelf, one or two good pieces of bric-a-brac being sufficient. What can one do, however, with the monstrosity of the towering cabinet mantel, with its places ar ranged like niches in a mausoleum, one above the other; if any is vacant it, has the air of waiting for its coffin and if all are full it looks like a shop display. Another dictum from the pro fessional decorator is that royal Wor cester and other bowls and vases of china are no longer fashionable. A Bohemian bowl, a dozen photographs, exquisitely framed, and a pair of can delabra are in good taste for parlor ornaments. Tobacco-1 wisted Nerves. Millions of men keep asking for stimulants because the nervous system is constantly irri tated by nicotine poison. Chewing or smoking destroys manhood and nerve power. It's not a liabit, but a disease, and you will And a guar anteed cure in No-To-Bac. Sold by Druggists everywhere. Book free. Address the Sterling Keinedy Co., New York City or Chicago. A Canse for Thought. Caught—I've been pondering over a very singular thing. Bache —What i3 it? Caught—How putting a ring on a woman's third finger should place you under that woman's thumb.—Ex change. Caring 1 HlmK«!lf b> Degree». Wliippleigh—I'm trying to cure my self of the cigarette habit by smoking a pipe. Brieflelgh—How are you getting along? Whippleigh—Splendidly. Tapering off in great style. I only fill the bowl two-thirds paper to one-third to bacco now. Afotherswhohave nsed Parker'sülnger tonic for years insist that It benefltls mor« than other medi cines; every form of distress and weekness yield to it Two years are required for the gulf water to travel from Florida to tha coast of Nor way. Hlndercorna Is a simple remedy. but it takes out the corns, and what a consolation It is ! Makes walking a pleasure, läc at druggists. Helpless. Householder—Here, drop my coat and get out. Burglar—You shut up, or I'll wake your wife and give her this letter you forgot to post.—Detroit Tribune. Do Yon Wish to Adopt a Child? Address the International Children's Home Society, 234 La Salle street, Chicago, Illinois, Rev. Dr. Frank M. Gregg, General Manager. Such a child as you may de sire, of any age, will be sent you on ninety days' trial. Enclose stamp. Childish Reasoning;. Little Bess (to visitor)—You ain't black, are you, Mr. L.? "Blaok, child? No, I should hope not. What made you think I was?" "Oli, nothin'; 'cept pa said you was awful niggardly."—Philadelphia Itec ord. We have not been without Plso's Cure for Consumption for 20 years.—Lizzie Ferrel, Camp street, Harrisburi;, Pn , May 4, '94. The peach blossom has been selected by vote of the school children of Delaware ns the floral emblem of the state. The Japanese method of lacquering Is said to be at least 2,000 years old. Pieces made ten centuries ago are still exhibited. Not Q,nite Full. Parker—I would join the church If it wasn't full of hypocrites. Tucker—Oh, you're mistaken jibout thnt. There's always room for one more. L Y. DO YOU EXPECT To Become a Mother? so, then permit us to say that Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription is indeed a true "Mother's Friend," FOR IT MAKES Childbirth Easy by preparing the system for parturition, thus assisting Na ture and shortening " T.abor. " The painful ordeal of childbirth is robbed of its terrors, and the dangers thereof greatly lessened, to both mother and child. The period of confinement is also shortened, the mother strengthened and an abundant secretion of nourishment for the child promoted. Send twenty-one ( 21 ) cents for The Peo ple's Medical Adviser, 1000 pages, over 300 illustrations, giving all particulars. Sev eral chapters of this great family doctor book are devoted to the consideration of diseases peculiar to women with sugges tions as to successful home treatment of same. Address, World's Dispeusary Medi cal Association, Buffalo, N. Y. Meta Wheel for your Wagons Any size you want, 80 to 56 Inche* high. Tires 1 to H in ches wide — huh s to fit any axle. Raves Coat many times In a rea son to have ret of low wheels to fit vour waif on f o r h a u 11 grain, fodder, ure, hogs, Ac. No resetting of tires Cut V% free. Address Kmidrc Ulf*. Co., I'. O. Bo* 33, putney 11L SHIP YOUR WOOL™ SHEEP PELTS H. M. HOSICK & CO., ESTABLISHED 18«8. Goods Bought Outright or Sold on Commission. Nos. 189,191 & 193 Michigan St., CHICAGO. Quick Returns Guaranteed. .. . .WRITE FOB PRICES, ETC. . . . Sacks. Rope, Shipping Tags, Etc., Furnished on Application. Kefcr by permission to Bankers' National Bank, Chicago; Hide and Leather National Bank, Chicago Aw*rded lllgfaMt Honors—Work!'« Mr, •DU * CREAM BAKING Pwim MOST PERFECT MADE. »I pule Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. fom Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant 40 YEARS THF STANDARD. Willing to Accommodate Her. She—This is sudden. He—Well, I'll go back home and tel ephone it to you, if you had rather have it. In that way.—The Smller, In Town Topics. Tht Sworn Tormentor« Of the Spanish Inquisition never Inflicted tortures more dreadful than those endured by the victim of Inflammatory rheumatism. The chronic form of this obstinate malady is sufficiently iÉinful. Arrest it at the start with Uostetter's Stomach Bitters and avoid becoming a lifelong martyr. The Bitters will remove malaria and kidney complaints, dyspepsia, constipation, ner vousness and neuralgia, remedy debility aud hastens convalescence. Two Sides to the Question. Harold, papa calls you a fortune hunter. I'm sorry I'm rich.' "So am I. Everybody will say that you bought me."—Texas Siftings. T• Cleanse the System Effectually yet gently, when costive or bilious, or when the blood is impure or ■lutglsh, to permanently cure habitual constipation, to awaken the kidneys and liver to a healthy activity, without ir ritating er weakening them, to dlapel headaches, colds or fevers use Syrup of Fits. A Slight Difference. Rural Magistrate—Conrad, you are charged with committing an assault on the night watchman. Conrad—I only threw his jacket be hind the stove. Night Watchman—Yes, your wor ship, but I was inside the Jacket. flegeman's Camphor Ice with Glycerine. Cures Chapped Hands and Face, Tender or Sore Feet, Chilblain», Piles, Ac. C. G. Clark Co.. Ketr Haven, Ct. An Obstacle. First Lady—Is it a fact that you are going to marry Herr Ivieveziezakofï ski? Second Lady 1 —Certainly; as soon as I have learned how to pronounce his na me- Wochenschrift. Hnll'a Catarrh Cnre. Is a constitutional cure. Price, 75c. An Eye for Style. Tramp (interviewing Herr Gutherz at the front door)—Excuse me; yes terday you gave me this hat and the light top coat I am now wearing; couldn't you let me have a walking stick to match.— Fremdenblatt. "Hanson's Magic corn Salve." Warranted to cure or money refunded. Ask youl druggist for it. Price 15 cents. Not Disturbed. Tom—Didn't the encore unnerve Miss Twitter? Jess—Not a bit; she's used to having the neighbors pound on the floor when she sings. B EWiS' 98 % LYE B POWBUXD AND PISTUKM ■■ (PATENTED) The strongest and purss t Lye made. Unlike other Lye, it being a fine powder and packed in a can iWith removable lid, the contenté are always ready for use. Will make the best perfumed Hard ?oap in 20 minutes without boiling. 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AR HAIR BALSAM ige a and beautifies the hair, otes a luxuriant growth. ■ ■ Never Fails to Itestore Gray Hair to its Youthful Color, Cures sculp diseases & hair falling. and ILUO h Drag & 6^T c&.fl S BàH.yiHi -V »» .-51 Olm at IS \Va*liin»ton, Ö.C, ^Successfully Prosecutes Claims Lato Principal Examinai U.S. Pension Bureau ulast war, 15aiU^vLcatinaclaims, at, y smce. ILS. ALL ELSE Best Cough Syrup. tes Good. Use in time. Sold by druggists. No. »4—180 S. I). N. U.