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Pincushion Swallowed Up Needle.
A lady in this cl(ty, reading that a pincushion that had been in use for pome time, on being opened developed about 150 needles, had the curiosity to pull apart a pincushion that she bad been using about twenty-five yean. Bhe found by actual count 410 needles. Hartford Courant. Hospital Flowers. - All the hospitals and almshousesrtn Berlin are regularly supplied With fresh flowers from the public gardens, while twice a weeH each of the na tional schools receives from 100 to 150 specimens of four different kinds of plants for use at botany lessons. Will Marry Sweethearts' Mother. The sweetheart of a man at Colmar, Prussia, died some time ago. Ha was accepted subsequently by her sister, who died, however, two days before the wedding day. In a few weeks he will wed the mother of his twd for mer sweethearts. Japanese Letter Writing. The Japanese address their letters the reverse of what we do, writing the country first, then the city, the street and number, and the name last of all. FREE TO 25 LADIES. The Defiance Starch Co. will give 25 ladies a round trip ticket to the St. Louis Exposition, to five ladles in each of the following states: Illi nois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri who will send in the largest number of trade marks cut from a tec cent, 16-ouuce package of Defiance cold ' water laundry . starch. This means from your own home, any where in the above named states These trade marks must be mailed tc and received by the Defiance Starct Co., Omaha, Nebr., before Septembei 1st, 1904. October and November will be the best months to visit the Ex position. Remember that Defiance ie the only starch put up 1G oz. (a full pound) to the package. You get one third more starch for the same money than of any other kind, and Defiance never sticks to the iron. The tickets to the Exposition will be sent by regis tered mall September 5th. .Starch tor sale by all dealers. Gray Hairs Hereditary. Gray hairs at an early age are hereditary In certain families. It Is thought to be a result of men with dark hair marrying women with dark hair through several generations. Personality Also. A successful singer says that one must have more than a fine voice In this age of the wdrld in order to be heard. Earl M. Pratt. Magnetic Sand in Java. Magnetic Iron "sand has recently been discovered on the south coast of Java, and it is reported to be very valuable. A Trip to Colorado, Utah or California is not complete unless it embraces the most beautiful resorts and grand est' scenery In Colorado, which are found on the Colorado Midland Rail way, the highest standard gauge line In the world. Exceptionally low sum mer round trip rates to Colorado In terior state points, Utah, California and the Northwest are offered by this line. For Information address Mr. C. II. Speers, Goneral Passenger Agent, Denver, Colo. Water in Grass. The amount of water given off by an acre of grass is estimated at thir ty hogsheads a day. Aiout 300 parts, by weight, of water pass through a plant to one part fixed and assimilat ed in its tissues. t Important to Mothers. Examine carefully awry bottla of CA8TORIA, a aafe and aura remedy for Infanta and children, and aee that It Bear the Signature of In Uaa For Over 30 Ycara. The Kind Too Uare Always Bought. Ruin Threatens Campanile. A telegram from Ravenna says the campanile of that town Is threatened with the same fate as the campanile of St. Mark's, Venice. Reflection of Wise Meditation. Congeniality, a sense of humor, and ndles patience these are the three "mustbe's" of wedded happiness. Blue Light for Neuralgia. Neuralgia Is said to be successfully treated in Italy by the use of blue light Odd Cause for Fine. A shabbily dressed man, wearing a pair of army trousers, was arrested and fined in Stratford, England, for "bringing discredit on his majesty's uniform." Ships Spars to Maine. A Seattle firm has shipped to Maine e large number of spars for use- in shipbuilding. The sticks range from 95 to 118 feet In length. rvrwrsw Ask Your Dealer for Cowhide Overalls. Mad by Staadare Mfg. C Kaauaa Ckr, Ma. SINGLE ir w m iwrrrm STMGHlS'CIMR ALWAYS RELIABLE ' lour yott or aireti iron rsriorr, raoni, iu. nErjs.ONtMn?w. I Successfully Prosecute Clalrha. 1 Lata Principal SmmlnT U B. Psnstoa Bur. M m mm a IEWIS CHIEF OF POLICE 8AVED. , Newberry, S. C W. H. Harris, Chief of Police, of Newberry, says: "1 suffered for a number of years with kidney complaint There was a dull aching across the small of my back that was worse at night and made me feel miserable all the time. The kidney secretions were dark and full of sediment, and' lack of control compelled me to rise a number of times during the night Between this annoyance and the backache It was impossible for me to get much sleep and my health was being undermined. I tried a number of remedies, but nothing helped me until I got Doan'i Kidney Pills. The use of this remedy according to directions promptly brought about a change for the better. After using two boxes the backache all left me, the kidney secretions cleared up and the action of the kid neys became normal." ' A FREE TRIAL of this great kid ney medicine which cured Chief Har ris will be mailed to any part of the United States. Address Foster-M). burn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Sold by all dealers; price fifty cents per box. Wash Sheep With Fire Engine. A remarkable use for the fire en gine in agricultural England is sheep washing, which may be seen in prog ress on a large estate at Uxbrldge. about fifteen miles from London. There a little steam fire engine throws 100 gallons a minute on the fleece of each animal. Even horses are washed in a similar manner. The Cotton Crop In Egypt.. The sowing of cotton begins gener ally about the 15th of February in upper Egypt and terminates in the first fortnight of April in the most northerly provinces of lower Egypt; occasionally, in exceptional years, the Bowing is continued right up to the end of April, without any injury to the crop. Poets Are So Unpractical. , There is a very pretty little poem beginning with "Dainty little dande lion, smiling on the lawn." Ever hear It r It souads pretty, doesn't it? "Dainty little dandelion, smiling on the lawn." So many things sound pretty in poetry that are pests when met out of doors. Atchison Globe. Arriving at a Verdict. ' Kushequa, Pa., Aug. 1. (Special) In this section of Pennsylvania there l.i a growing belief that for such Kid ney Diseases as . Rheumatism and Lame Back there Is only one sure cure and that Is Dodd's Kidney Pills. This belief grows from such cases as that of Mrs. M. L. Davison of. this place. S;ie tells the story herself as follows: "I have suffered from Rheumatism for thirty years and find that Dodd's Kidney Pills have done me more good than any medicine I have ever taken. I was also bothered with Lame Back and I can only say that my back hasn't bothered me since I took Dodd's Kidney Pills." Considering that Mrs. Davison only took two boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills, the result would be considered won derful If It were not that others ere reporting similar results daily. Kuaae qua Is fast arriving at a verdict that "Dodd's Kidney Pills are the on sure cure for KhPiimatlsm." When a man begins to take whisky as a medicine he soon becomes a chronic invalid. $100 Reward, $100. The taadarsof this paper will be pleased to learn that there In at leasione dreadrd disease ttiat science has been able to euro In all etsues, and that la Catarrh. Ilall'a Catarrh Cure In the only positive cure now known to the medlrsl fraternity. Catarrh being a conmlititlonal dlseane, ruqiitrea a Constitu tional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken In ternally, ai'iln directly upon the blood and mucous Airfares of the sy.tem, thereby destroying the fiiiinuatlon of the dl.ease, and kfrtnit the pnttent utreutftli by building up the constitution and a.l.t Ing nature In doing Its weak. The proprietors have n much fnlth It lis curative powers that they oiler One Hundred Dollars for any case that U talla to cure, Send (or llt "f tetlmonlalt, Addres r. J. t 1IENK.Y CO., Toledo, 0. B'.lrl by al! Irugults, 7!r. Take Ilall'a Kauilly l'llls for constipation. Nothing makes a girl so weary as to have a young man threaten to kiss her. : Insist on Getting It Some grocers aay they don't keep fjellance Starch. This Is trauee-the have a stock on hand of other brands containing only 12 os In a package, which they won't be able to sell Unit, because Defiance contains If os. for the same money. Do you want It os. Instead of 11 os. for same money T Then buy Dtflance Starch. Requires no cooking. It takes more than a club to kill time. Durltif August the visitor to the World's Fair, Si. Louis, can atop at tbe great Hotel Napoleon Bonaparte for f 1 1.0 per day. Hotel accommodates 1.6(10 guesta, la eleotiie lighted and strictly Orat-claa In erery respect. Located only two blocks north of main entrarco World's Fair. Take Wabaab, shuttle trains or through Olive ears from Union Station. Hotel Napo.eon Bonaparl, St. Louis. A wise man isn't known by the com pany he refuses to associate with. Why It Is the Best Is because made by an entirely differ ent process. Defiance Starch Is un like any other, better and one-third more for 10 cents. A girl hasn't much use for a man who is too cowardly to propose. Piao'i Care cannot be too highly spoken of as a cough cure. J. W. O'lluia, 32! Third Are. N , Minneapolis. Minn.. Jan. . 1V00. Paradoxical though It may seem, a (polled child Is always fresh. Defiance Starch should be In every household, none so good, bealdea a os. more for 10 cents than any other brand of cold) wster starch. Soma women are afraid In the dark and others are more afraid of the light, THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE Many Races, Speaking Different Languages, Acknowl edge the Sovereignty of the (treat White Czar. The Russian empire has a popula-1 Hon nf 13(1 finn.nn. emhraclner fortv dls- I tinct 'races, speaking more than 100 languages and dialects. The main divisions of the people may be grouped as follows: Slavonil the people of Russia proper and the Poles. There are five territorial divisions among the Rus sian people (Including the Cossacks) and two grouped with the Poles, the matter Servi a n s and Bulgarians. Lithuanians and Lettonlans. Wallachlans( of the Latin race). Four groups of Iranian peoples, namely, Armen ians, Kurds, Per sians and Ossen tinlans. Indo European peoples, namely, Greeks, gypsies, Swedes, Germans. Caucasians, namely, Georgians, AniZWJMf Lesghl, Klstls and Tcherkess. Finnish people, seventeen divisions. Jews. Tartar peoples, nine divisions. Mongols, ten divisions, including the Alnus or "Hairy Kurlles," and all other people of oriental blood in Si beria and in the Pacific provinces. Based on the last general census of the empire, the present estimated nu merical strength of the principal di visions of population is as follows: Slavonic people, Including the Poles, Servians and Bulgarians, 90,000,000; Tartars, including the Usbegs and eight other divisions, 10,000,000; Cau casian races, 7,000,000; Turkestan and fTrana-CaspIan people, 5,000,000; Jews, 4,500,000; Roumanians, including the Karakalpak and Serbs, 4.000,000: Lesghl, Georgians and Ossentlnlans, 3,500,000; Armenians and other Iran ian races, 2,100,000; Germans, 1,300, 000; Mongolians, including the Alnus, or "Hairy Kurlles," and all other peo ple of oriental blood, 1,000,000; Swedes, 300,000; Gypsies, Persians, Kurds and Sarts, 270,000; Samoyedes, 30,000; all other races, about 1,00,000. In 1899, before Russia had advanced to occupy Mongolia and Manchuria, Vladimir Holstrem of the St. Peters burg VlcdomoBtl wrote the follow ing for the New York Independent: "The groat czar of Moscow, Ivan the Terrible, who nearly 150 years before Peter the Great had sketched out for that Russian reformer his plan of action, fought Sweden and Poland In the west and subdued the Tartar kingdoms of Kazan and Astrakhan In the east. The name of Russia rang throughout the whole of Asia, and her chief princes and the khan of Siberia voluntarily acknowledge the suprem acy of Russia, sending ambassadors to Moscow and paying tribute to the czar. . . . "After the conquest of the Tartar kingdom of Kazan, In 1552, the suprem acy of Russia was acknowledged by the numerous tribes of Bashkirs dwel ling eastward of the Volga and form ing a link with the tribes toward tbe ZTSUEG Aral sea. Russia's possession of west ern Siberia was assured to her in less than half a century. In the same wonderful way Russia' progress across Siberia to the very shores of the Pacific Whs accomplished In little more than 60 years. "About 1C04 Russia entered Into a mutually binding agreement with a powerful Mongolian khan of southern Siberia to keep open access to China. Soon afterward, In 1C19, tbe emperor of China sent his first embassy to Russia. In 1638 tea was first Intro duced Into Europe (In this matter Russia was before England). During the next twenty years all tbe regions to the north and northwest of Siberia, all Its northern river system and the Arctic coast were explored. "A Cossack expedition, 730 strong, dispatched from Yakutsk, reached tbe river Amur, and following Its course, discovered, In 16-13, the straits of Tar tary and the sea of Okhotsk. Now the whole of Siberia was In Russia's hands; everywhere, on tbe principal rivers, up to the Arctic circle and be yond It, and the natives acknowledged Russian supremacy and paid tribute. "An adventurous trader from Ya kutsk concsrsd tbe Idea of opening for Russia tbe region about the Amur and the Sbllka rivers, and gathering together a folUr"lng U 150 men with two cannons, accomplished in some two years the Usk. This toon place In 1654. The strengthening of the southern boundary of Siberia, the tak ing of Irkutsk, the building of Nert chlnsk and attempts at establishing direct communication between central Siberia and the far east by way of the Amur and the Shllka soon fol lowed. "The work of subduing the Russian Kirghiz in central Asia, the Kalmuck and the Mongol tribes lasted until the end of the sixteenth century, and although the once-powerful kingdoms and empires of the Asiatic continent were completely broken up, yet con stant strife with various tribes of the steppes continued through the sev enteenth, eighteenth and well on into the nineteenth . century, the Kazaks giving more trouble. These Kazaks are of Turkic (not Osmanll) origin and are nearly .related to the Cos sacks, on the one hand and the Rus sian Kirghiz tribes on the other. "Their power was finally broken when in the second half of the pre ent century the Russians subdued Turkestan, conquered the Khanate ol Khiva, took Tashkent and Samark and and brought under their sway the khanates of ' Bokhara and Kokan, thereby rounding out their posses sions In central Asia. "There was no special plan adopt ed for this wonderful progress through two continents. It developed itself under the pressure of clrcum- Btances and the Influence of that best of guides Instinct. Cossacks, traders and settlers spread over the plains of Siberia and the steppes of central Asia by way of that river system which is Siberia's greatest opportu nity and her best chance for the at tainment of a wonderful doRrce of prosperity. The ultimate object of this expansion was that Russia was always seeking for an outlet to the open sea. 'During these hundred years Rus sia has devoted herself to developing the Inexhaustible natural wealth of Siberia, but as yet with no great suc cess, comparatively speaking. We are now in possession of a great empire which extends from the Ural moun tains to the far East and covers an area of nearly 5,312,000 square miles, 1. e., about forty-four times as large as Great Britain and Ireland. But It must be borne In mind that these fig ures are merely approximate. The population of Siberia Includes many thousands of Catholics, Protestants and Jews, and a greater number still of Mahometans and heathens. "Russia's Asiatic possessions have a splendid future before them. The country is well known to abound In mineral wealth. In the old days of undeveloped communications and a primitive state of Industry the trade of Siberia with Russia amounted to some $00,000,000 to $70,000,000 annu ally. "Practically, all the towns of Si beria are trading centers, but, after Vladivostok and Irkutsk, this Is espe cially the case, In western Siberia. It is onlynow that, thanks to the rail way, Siberia Is coming Into close ma terial conduct with European Russia. The natives, numbering nearly 2,000, 000, the Russians, Poles, Finns and Germans enjoy the advantages of mu seums, schools and theaters built for their Instruction; Tomsk prides Itself on Its university. In short, Siberia Is in full swing and only needs more energetic men and more of tho creative force of capital to at tain to a marvel ous development of her possibili ties In the spheres of trade and In dustry. "The conclu sions we have ar rived at are that in the past Russlr has renderet enormous service to mankind in keeping In check the barbarians of Asia, and finally, through Incessant strife,, hy break ing up their empires; that Russia'! expansion In Asia .was and Is an In stinctive movement boding peace, It Is a natural peaceful development, which besides Russia Is to be found In two more cases only China and the United States; that It Is useless to oppose Russia In Asia and greatly preferable to associate oneself with her In ber policy; obstacles may be raised In Russia's path at all points, but the force of circumstances will In the long run sweep them all tay." Jit TAMZAJt Up-to-Date Bricks. Bricks are now being made of dean (and and ground quicklime that are aid to be as substantial as granite. They cost $2.50 a thousand. The mixed Ingredients are forced Into a strong steel cylinder mold by means of a screw. After the air hat- been sucked from the cylinder, hot water Is admitted, the rock being formed by the resulting pressure and heat. Country Life in America.' . Tuberculosis Experiments. The Royal Commission (British) ap pointed in August, 1901, to Inquire into the relation between human and animal tuberculosis has found that human and bovine tuberculosis are practically Identical. ' The commis sion reports that experiments proved that the disease produced in animals by tuberculous material, whether of human or bovine origin, was Identical. Immense Duck Egg. A duck, which Is the property of Mr. T. Lane of Chesterton, England, has Just laid an extraordinary egg. It weighed 104 ounces, was i Inches In length, and 8 Inches In cir cumference. The whole of the con tents filled a half-pint measure. Y. M. C. A.'s Deserved Success. When the V, M. C. A. was started on June 6, 1844, it had twelve mem bers and Its weekly expenditure amounted to sixty cents. Now It owns buildings valued at over $30,000,000, and has a membership well over 600,000. v Would Gamble With Mayor. On being sentenced to seven days' hard labor at tbe workhouse for being drunk, a Lowestoft (England) man took a coin from his pocket and offer ed to toss the mayor whether it should be fourteen days or nothing. , Seems Out of Place. Among the monumonts to great men erected in Westminster abbey, says the London Dal'y.Mall, "In the holy quiet of the clok ers, is a monument to a prizefighter." Mr. Wlnalow'i Roothlna- Ryrnn. Torehllriren teeltilna;, anftena tile ifiims, reilucea h flmuisUuu,allyspln, cares wluUcollu, IttuabutUe. "Quick as Thought." "Quick as thought" Is not (very quick. While a light wave would travel around the equator In a second a nerve wave makes but about 100 foot a second. Larger Sleeping C-ir Berths. One of the few railroad companies that owns and operates the slooplng cars In service on Its lines, Is the Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul. The Bleeping cars on tliut llno were formerly Pullman cars, operated by the Pullman Company, but, for a dozen yoars past the railway company has owned and operated the sleeping car equipment. In building its sleep ing cars, a departure from the old standard pattern of cars has bocn made to the extent of adding about six Inches to Tie width and height of the sleepers. This permits of wider and higher berths. Ixmgth has also been added to berths, so that comfort Is found in them which Is lacking in ordinary sleeping cars. These large cars are in service on practically all of the llnct of the St. Paul Road, and are very popular with the traveling public. Largest Screw Ever Made. A screw, 85 feet long, and weigh ing eighteen tons, has Just been com pleted In England. This Is tbe world's record. All Up-to-Date Housekeepers use Defiance Cold Water Starch, be cause It is better, and 4 os. more of It for same money. All spinsters are single from cuoice they say. CIT pormancntlT mirrt. KontsnrnsrrnnsnaMsrMr II llrHIy'i nrsijf Dr. Klltm'. lln-ot Nrr Ibnbip. sr. Dantlror KKKK aj J.OO trlsl Ixilils snit tmsUM. Ua.iLll.kuji a, Ui.,ui AiMh Utrsut, I'UlUdslvUa,!- Most Expensive Fur. The most expensive fur is that of the black fox at Kamschatka, the skin of which, when dressed, becomes a very attractive blue. A single skin Is worth as much as $1,000. NEW RIVAL- It's the thoroughly Ine and the use of Winchester Fsctory IJ.tWlV- ter pattern, penetration and more uniform results gener ally than any other sneiis. ice ipecisi psper ana ine w in ch ester pstent corrugated hesd used In msklng "New Rival" shells give tbera strength to withstand relotdlng. BE 8 USE TO GET WINCHESTER MAKE 'OF SHELLS. EX-SOLDIERS lbs OsTU'a Uka BtssrratIM laaaa, liortfe Dakstav soon epaa anitsr bonsstaae lav. K (lit o( antrs da Ormlnsd by arswlni. ooB'lu-Ud 1 U. S offlclsls. Ki-soldlsra msf ninur sod ala l? atfaau oa rarsoa eaa set as atfeot Utr t.t ona aldlar only. To matt tnadenuaJof soidlsra tor aaaaia I bar srrsnssd with a Dumner ul eltltana la Nona Uaaou, asr the Isads, to act as ss.nl lot aoullsra. To pay lbs ant and mil tat irootola and aip-nM. thsra n o a rbsnta aiui for rsalsiratl . febuvld lbs soidlrr drsv a aaaibar antlilla h'm "lrtof Isnd. lbs ssma u-ol will die for blm. West- sod sslft bis land for s fsa of M at. If lha souilsr pr-fsrs ba nay. (Dstaad of osying tbls sttisi. so and ss.--l bis owslsnd S.ldlera dh riurd 10 par I.M an arrao tbslr laad outU ala awatba attar ibalr ACT PROMPTLY Xo Bus for dsiay. Brad ilu sad your dlschsrs, or oartllled copy tbarsof. and 1 will sand yo pmpst MSl pspsrs for ynnr aiscoilo I will took sfw lbs snUr ajistiar and swa tbat lbs msbI do-a bis dsif. Should roasot Ss r(iaisrad ins nioasf win ba 'unjpur murnad. Local tents wsaiad to whom 1 wi; ay raaaooabl rommlsstoa for srrir-s. Addraas, HOBT. r. HIKKKTT. I).ll a fjsk.M.D. W. N. U, KANSAS CITY, NO. 32, 1904 BEGGS' BLOOD PURIFIEI. CURES catarrh cf tbe ttomach. Miss Nellie Holmes, treasurer! of the Young Woman's Temper ance Association of Buffalo, N.Y., strongly advises all suffering women to rely, as she did, up on Lydia E Pinkham's Vege table Compound. " Dkab Mm. Pinkhau : Your med icine is Indeed an ideal woman's medi cine, and by far the best I know to restore lost health and strength. I ' Buffered misery for several years, being troubled with menorrhagia. My back ached, I had bcarlng-down pains and frequent headaches. I would often wake from restful sleep, and in such pain that I suffered for hours before I could go to sleep again. I dreaded the long nights as much as the weary days. I consulted two different physicians, hoping to fret relief, but, finding' that their medicine did not seem to cure me, I tried your Vegetable, Compound on the recommendation of a friend from the East who was visiting me. "I am glad that I followed her ad vice, for every ache and pain Is gone, and not only this, but my general health Is much improved. I have a fine appetite and have rained in flesh. My earnest advice to suffering women is to put aside nil other medicines and to take Lydla 13. Flnkliam's Vege table Compound." Miss KEixm Holmes, 640 No. Division St., Buffalo, N. . tSOOOfarfHt If original oaaotw Jt(rart Nf ffaWnsnaaa oaanut bptodncid. We would teach tho lady who buys. Lesson number one, Btarch is an extraction of wheat used to tif fen clothes when Jlanndered. Host starches in time 'will rot tho goods tho j are need to stiffen. Tha contain ' -V . .1. 1 oueraicaua, Defiance Starch! it absolutely pore. It give new life to linen. It eives satisfae- tion or money back. It sells 18 ounces for 10 centj at all iroceri. It is the. 'Tory best. M4urCTurrB if TueDLTIAllCI STARCH CO, OMAHA - NEB. BLACK POWDER SHELLS. modern and scientific system of load only the best materials which make Loaded "New Rival' Shells give bet -A MBW- Wabash Tram TO St. Louis COMMENCING JUNE 5th, 1904 uavt Masai emr, n-.t au lau, asrom-rsraisiTaTiOav 7:S a. at. -Arrtra IT. LOUIS (Vatta Itailaa) Till s. as. EQOI PM E NT-Pullman fi!wHra, Frtt Hw. ellnloc f'halr Cars and (arb-a. Slwpera ad Coacboa opto al lu p ut. tor oceupaoty. Wabsah is tr, aalf Una to WOKLD'9 KAIK Mala Oale. Katura Trsla learas 8k Lou i a U46 o.m. for Kanaa( ltT. AaS jour A(eDlforTlckuovertbe Wabaari, Le.wtrin, l s. sucmus, Trav. Paas. Ifswt. Wsalars ssa. Asst hi nun strut, ussAS cm, vs. j . ';J.1'.,i i'J:l ':'..! ?.;Y- ' .. ', aMi a d( m il. 11 L J Baa oub sr.s. "mi. ih.-L Usa I 1 a4 . .