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LIFE SPENT AT SEA.
Few Uaji In 60 Years When Captain Doane Wag Ashore. The life of Capt. William H. Doane, "who died here the other day, was pe culiar in one respect. During his sea faring life of sixty-six years, aside from the time he spent on a South Sea island, there were tew days when he felt solid ground beneath his feet, hia home being almost continuously afloat. For forty years he served either in a lighthouse or on a lightship for the United States government. Thirty of these forty years he spent on the Hen and Chicken lightship at the entrance of Vineyard sound. He was 80 years old, and first went on a whaling voy age when he was 14. On his next voy age he became ill. The captain, who, like the skipper on all whalers, was also the ship's doctor, was unable to cure him, and it was decided to put him ashore at Otaheite, one of the So ciety group. The chief who was asked to look after him consented on con dition that the boy would become a member of the tribe. The chief's con ditions were agree:l to, and young Doane was taken ashore. He received kind treatment from the natives, and was ?oon nursed back to health. When he r/as strong enough to undergo the ccrcmony he was received into the tribe, the tribal mark being placed on the back of his hand. He remained with the tribe for many years, learn ing the language and becoming one of them in every way. He was finally taken off the island by an English brig and was landed on the South American coast. As the quickest way to get home he enlisted for service on the United States frigate Constellation, Commodore Clarney, which was on her way to Chinese waters. This was dur ing our first trouble with China. It wv.s four years after Doane reached home, ail of that time being spent on the Constellation. The cruise in Chi nese waters ended, he came to this r-ity, where he ever after made his home. Soon after his return he again decided on a whaling voyage, but when three weeks out he fell through an open hatchway, breaking his left arm. That ended his career as a whaler, and socn after he got a berth on a light ship.—New Bedford (Conn.) corre spondent New York Sun. LINCOLN AN INVENTOR. l 'atcnted a Sto.iniboit Device Before He Entered Politic«. In the patent office are many papers of interest. Not the least is one show ing that' Abraham Lincoln a dozen years before he became president be longed to that tribe known as Inven tors. The jacket in case No. 6,469 con tains the papers, the indorsements thereon showing that A. Lincoln, of Springfield, county of Sangamon, state of Illinois, March 10, 1849, filed an ap plication for a patent—petition, affi davit, specification, drawing and model —which was examined April 13, .di rected to issue May 10, patented May 22, recorded in volume 38, page 664, and Z. C. Robbin was the attorney. The petition is for a patent for "a new and improved manner of combining adjustable buoyant chambers with steamboats and other vessels, for the purpose of enabling the draught of wa ter to be readily lessened, to enable them to psiss over bars or through shallow water without discharging their cargoes," and, referring to the drawing, describes "the buoyant cham bers constructed in such a manner that they can be expanded so as to hold a large volume of air when required for use and can be contracted in a very small space and safely secured as soon as their services can be dispensed with." In asking Mr. Robbin to se cure the patent Mr. Lincoln remarked: "I thought a steamboat on that plan would run where it was a little damp." —Washington corx-espondent St. Louis Republic. Big Spider Web. Ceylon is the home of the largest species of spider that has yet been made the subject of entomological in vestigation. This web-spinning mon ster lives in the most mountainous districts of that rugged island and places his trap—not a gossamer snare of airy lightness, but a huge net of yellow silk from five to ten feet in di ameter—across the chasms and As sures in rocks, says Our Fellow-Crea tures. The supporting guys of this gi gantic net, which in all cases is al most strong enough for a hammock, are from five to twenty feet in length, made of a series of twisted webs, the whole being of the diameter of a lead pencil. As might be imagined, this gigantic silken trap is not set for mos quitoes, flies and pestiferous gnats, but for birds, gaudy moths and elegantly painted butterflies, some of the latter having a spread of wing equal to that of a robin or a bluejay. Fa tuned with the File. Convict—Well, did the guvner git me pardon petition? Warden—Yes, and put it on file. Convict (eagerly)— Say, tell him to return me petition if unavailable, and 3ead de file along witf it. The Pinkhmm Remedies For disorders of tho feminine organs h ovo gained their great renown and enormous sale be cause of tho permanent good they have done and are doing for tho women of this country m If ail ailing or coffer ing wcni&n oou2d S sd madfo to understand how ab solutely true are tho statements aüout Lydia Em Pinkhssc:i*s Vegetable Compound, their suffer ings would ondv Mrs. Pinkham counsels women free of charge« Her address Is Lynn P Masth, Tho advico she gives is practical and honest, You oan wrlto freely to her; she Is a wo man. Had our twine Inst year, and he and his neighbors want it this year LAKE, OHIO, April 9, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co , Chicago, III. Dear Sirs: I would like if you would send samples and prices of your binder twine again this spring. The twine I got of you last year was as good a twine as I ever had, and a good many of my neighbors want to send with me this time for twine. L. L. GRAYBILL. Says our twine is all one could expect RIPPEY, IOWA, April 6, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co. It is with pleasure that I write to you, your twine is all that one could expect. Please send me samples of your twine, as I expect to order of you again this year. Yours truly, BENJ. SÜMMERN Twine pleased him last year and he wants it again this year MATTESON, MICH., April 10, 1Ö00. Montgomery Ward & Co. Please send price list of your binding twine, also sam ples. I used your twine last year aijd it gave good satis faction, so 1 would like more this year. Truly yours, C. H. RICHARDS. Says his twine last year was first class CAVETT, OHIO, April 11, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago. Gentlemen: The twine ordered of you last summer proved first class and there was no complaint. Think I can send you auite an order this year if the price is O. K. Yours truly, W. E. SUNDERLAND. Our twine gave him satisfaction in every way KANSAS, ILL., April 9, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111., Dear Sirs: Would like your very best prices on bind ing twine. I purchased my twine from you for two years and it has given us perfect satisfaction in everv way. Yours respectfully, C. C. SHÜMAKER. Twine satisfied him, so did price FILLMORE, N. Y. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111., Gaatlemen: Send me samples and quote me prices on binder twine. We used your twine for the past three or four years. Have saved money by doing so and well Has used our twine for past three seasons, always found it good, and cheaper in price than others offered Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. HEDRICK, IOWA, March 26, 1900. Gentlemen: Please send me samples and prices of your binder twine as soon as ready. I have been using your twine for the last three seasons, and find it satisfactory and con siderable cheaper than our dealers here ask for same. I sent you a large order last year for myself and neighbors, and hope to send you a still larger ordèr this spring as soon as I receive samples and prices. Wishing you every success, I remain, Yours respectfully, JOHN H. SHORT. satisfied with twine ours truly. w !'fc. SWARTZ. Says ours was the best twine he ever had ROCKWOOD, PA., April 2, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111., Dear Sirs: Please give me the prices of your binder twine, as the twine I got of you last year was the best I have had yet Yours truly, D. M. WEIMER. So well pleased with twine he got last year that he will order again this year CHARLES CITY, IOWA, April 2, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111., * Gentlemen: I writs to find out what you can sell Standard Twine this season. Send me samples and prices The twine I received from you last year was all O. K., and I have concluded to order twine from you apain this year. WM. BOEKEME1ER. Wasv/ell pleased with last year's twine and wants it again this year PATTONVILLE, TEXAS. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Dear Sirs: What will you put binder twine at this year? I purchased from you last year, and it pave per fect satisfaction, so I will make another deal with you if you are right in prices. I have found your goods to be what you recommend them. Yours truly, H. H. ABELS. Wants samples and prices, as he liked what he used last year SMITHTON, WIS., April 9, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Dear Sirs: I bought binding twine of you last year, and was well pleased with it, so I would like to have you send me a sample of your twine, and also the prices of it. Yours respectfully, OTTO DRAEGER. Gave him satisfaction and he wants our twine again this year OKLAHOMA, O. T., April 2, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Dear Sirs : Please quote me prices, as soon as they are established, on your Blue Label binder twine, as I used it last year and it gave good satisfaction. Yours truly, M. E. FRIS$: Says, considering quality and price, it has mo equal LENA, IOWA, Jan. 10, 1899. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Dear Sirs: I'have used Blue Label Binder Twine for the past two years, and it has been entirely satisfactory. Considering quality and price it has no equal. Yours truly, R. CAMMACK. Binder Twine Will be scarce this year! Order it at once! It has been predicted that there will be a serious shortage of twine this year, owing to the scarcity of hemp, largely due to the war in the Philippines. More than 25,000 farmers purchased their binder twine of us last year, and we had less than twenty-five complaints all told. No other brand of twine can show such a record. Our Blue Label Binder Twine is the best in the world. The average breaking strength of our twine is 80 pounds and we guarantee every pound to give satisfaction or we'll refund your money. Our 1900 Blue Label Twine I BLi BEL «s INI \\\^; STÄN RD ü ARDA I <50 m Is put up in 50-lb, flat bales, each bale containing ten 5-lb. balls. We do not break bales. PRICES Standard 485 to 525 feet to the pound, 50 lb. flat bales, on board cars Chicago or Minneapolis, per lb. I lie Pure white Sisal, 485 to 515 feet to the pound, in 50-lb. flat bales, on board cars Chicago or Minneapolis, per lb lie Manila Averaging from 580 to 615 feet to the pound, in 50-lb. flat bales, on board cars Chi cago or Minneapolis, per lb I3?c Our prices are net cash with order; no discounts to anyone for any quantity. All ord'.-rs must be sent to us at Chicago. We will be glad to quote freight rates to any point upon ap plication. We have the twine in our warehouses at Minneapolis, and all twine shipped to points in Minne sota, North or South Dakota will be shipped from MINNEAPOLIS the day after the order is received at Chicago. Montgomery Ward & Co CHICAGO Tried Blue Label Twine with different binders and always found it satisfactory DAYTON, IOWA, Nov. 6, 1899. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, III. Dear Sirs: We are greatly satisfied with the Blue Label Binder Twine, and our opinion is that the Blue Label Twine is the best twine used by us for binding grain with the Champion Binder, and also one of our neighbors used some of the Blue Label Twine that we furnished him, and expresses his satisfaction, his binder being the McCormick. Respectfullj, BERGMAN BROS. Says he doesn't care for samples as be knows from experience that the twine is good LEWIS VILLE, TEX., April 7, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago. Dear Sirs : Please s<.nd me your prices on binder twine, as I will need about 360 pounds. Give me your best prices, please. I don't care for any samples, as I know the twine is good. Yours truly, E. F. ROBB. Used our twine for three years and saved money by doing so VALLEY SPRINGS, S. D., April 4, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co. Please quote binder twine prices. Have used twine from you for three years, and saved good money by it. Yours truly, W.J.KYLE. Twine was all right and prices lower than he could obtain elsewhere VERMONTVILLE, MICH., March 25, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. ' Dear Sirs: How about binder twine for this year? It was all right last year, and cheapcr than we could have bought it here, although some predicted it would be no good. Yours truly, JOHN McCARTY. Has used our twine for several years and always found it good BRISTOW, IOWA, March 30. 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Dear Sirs: Please send me prices on binding twine. I have used your twine for several years past and find it all right. Yours very respectfully, J. W. PIPER. Says our Blue Label Binder Twine was the best he ever used HELENA, MINN., March 23. 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Dear Sirs : Please send me samples and price* of your twine. I ordered my twine from you last year, and it gave me the best satisfaction. It was the best twine I ever had. Yours truly, JOHN M. DEUTSCH. Bought Binder Twine from us last year and found it 0. K. DAWN, OHIO, March 29. 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, IIL Dear Sirs : Please send prices on binder twine for this season, as I found the twine bought of you last season to be all O. K. Yours truly, C. L* BYARD. Used it last year, was well pleased with it and wants more WEBSTER CITY, IOWA, March 28,1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Dear Sirs : Will you please send me samples and prices on binder twine. We used the Blue Label Standard last year, and were well pleased with it. Yours truly, C. E. McCONNELL. Liked what he god last year and wants more RED WING, MINN Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111., Dear Sirs: What is the price for twine this year. I bought some of you last year, and liked it first rate. Please let me know the price. Respectfully, OSCAR ANDERSON. Don't care for samples as he knows twine is all right and wants it MATTOON, ILL., March 10, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111 , Dear Sirs : Please send prices of your binder twine on or about June 1. You needn't send samples. I used your twine for the last few years and find it O. K. Yours truly, WM. H. TEBUREN. Likes twine and intends getting in his order early GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO, Mar. 24, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111., Dear Sirs: Please send me samples of your binder twine, als« prices. Was well pleased with twine last year. Want to get order in early this year. Yours respectfully, GEO. S. SCHMADEKA. As good as the best, and much cheaper ia price than that offered by local dealers THOR, IOWA, Nov. 4, 1899. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Gentlemen: Your Blue Label Binder Twine Is all you claim for it. It is as good as the best binder twine I ever used. It was cheaper by 4 cents per pound than any other twine sold here, and it gave entire satisfaction both in price and quality. I was a little afraid of your twine beforé, but will hereafter recommend it to anyone. Yours truly, A. C. HOLM. He and his neighbors were well pleased with our Binder Twine MONITOR, W. VA., April 10, 1900. Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, 111. Gentlemen : Will you kindly give me quotations for this season on binder twine? I ordered of you last year for myself and quite a number of my neighbors, and it gave entire satisfaction. . Respectfully yours, J. M. WINDELL. 3, MUST NOT IMITATE CURS. Joseph W. Burgess of the firm of Burgess & Van Horn, chemists, and Harry Lay and W. T. Fuge, barbers, were arraigned in the criminal court at Kansas City, May 2, on the charge of refilling bottles which originally contained Coke's dandruff cure with a spurious article and passing it off for the genuine. They pleaded not guilty and were released on bonds of $500 each to appear for trial May 24. It is understood that other arrests will follow and that the cases now pending will be vigorously prosecuted. Diplomacy. Miss Wunder —Why do you always ask Miss Sanger to play her own ac companiments? Miss Gabby—Why, she always plays lorul enough to drown her voice.—Balti more American. Binder Twine at Low Prices. If you want a special Inside price on binder twine, either Sisal, Standard or Manila, cut tliis notice out and mail to S ears, R oebuck & Co. (Hinder Twine Department), Chicago, stating about how much twine you will require nnd how soon you will want it, and they will save you money by quo in? you a price that will either seoure your order or compel tho party who supplies you to sell to you at a lower price t 'uau he otherwise would. Solitude. "Yes," muttered the old inhabitant, in faultless dialect, "when I first. came to Kentucky to live my nearest neigh bor was fourteen miles away, and in those days the best-guns carried a scant two miles." JUNE 1 A BARGAIN DAY. Farm News, one of America's best live ttock Rnd farm jourrals, price 50 cents a year, bas adopted a new and original plan to get into new homes by making an un usually low price on certain Bargain Days. The best offer yet is to send it one year to all who remit 15 cents to Farm News,Spring field, Ohio on June 1, next bargain Day. Never judge the judge by the jury. Ar* Ton Using Allen's Foot-1C«*»T It is the only cure for Swollen, Smarting, Burning, Sweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen'* Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad dress Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. T. A stage murder is not always effect ive when an actor simply murders his part. Piso's Cure for Consumption is an infallible medicine for coughs and cold«.— N. W. S amuel , Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 17, 1900. Many courtships find smooth sailing until they are launched upon the sea of matrimony. Mrs. Wlnslown Soothing Syrnp. For children teetiiing, «often« the gums, reduces In flammation, allays pain,cures wind colic. 25c a bottle. Port Tampa is built on piles driven deep in the bottom of the bay. A Book of Choice Recipes Sent free by Waiter Baker & Co. Lwl., Uorchcstc Uat>*. Mention this paper. Archeological explorations in Algeria are lagging owing to lack of funds. If You Have Dandruff please try Coke Dandruff Cure. Money re funded if it fails. At Druggist's, fl.00. It isn't spring laziness that makes the average clock have a white face. Lnxnrlant hair with Its youthful color assured by using P arker's H aiu B alsam. H indercorns , the best cure for corns. 15cts. Even the jail bird who knows how to sing cannot break forth in song. Ton Will Never Know what good Ink is unless you use Carter's. It costs no more than poor ink. All dealers. The overworked florist says he feels "bloomin' tired." ABSOLUTE SECURITY. Genuine Carter's Little Liver Pills. Must Bear Signature of See Fac-Slmlto Wrapper Below. Very eaaSl and as easy to take as sugar. CARTER'S FOB HEADACHE. FOR DIZZINESS. FOR BIUQUSNESS. FOR TORPID LIVER. FOR CONSTIPATION. FOR SALLOW SKIN. FOR THE COMPLEXION — . I CESlBira MUST WAVE WMTU« }. « tSrts I Purely TegetaMe ./5 ^>^^w "" " jaauM.oil. um tnu CURE SICK HEADACHE. 1 R PIDrtKIQiV NEW D ' SC0VERV; Rive» I* IWr V5 B quick relief and ctren wo.it rases. Book of testimonials pnd to haïs » treatment FUEB. UK. H. UL GREEN'S SOSb. Bo* K. Atlanta, «a. £5.00 A DAY • Ve P«y *5.00 a day to Ma» * i»M I s or Woman with rig to Intro, duce our goods In the country. Write International . Mfg. Co., Parsons, Iians.