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The wine industry, which two years
kfo was utterly demoralized In Califor nia," hn now been restored to prosper us condition with a bright future. This was done by a majority of the wine makers associating themselves Into a corporation and giving it full powers to sell their product, at not lees than 15o per gal. for odlnary and Hp to 5 and 80 for oholce. The fishing- industry In 1805 was not satisfactory according to the annual Report of the Boston Fish Bureau. Ericas ruled so low that they barely paid the cost of probuctlon. Out of 450 Tensels employed in New England fisheries only some 15 or 20 are report ad to have done well while the remain der did not pay expenses. Although Blenheim palace is practi cally the property of the Duke of Marl borough, it is hold from the crown on a peoullar tenure namely, the annual presentation of a Frenoh flag to the reigning monarch. The Dukes of Wellington pay the same tribute for Strathfleldsaye. Of all the "sure things" in gambling the game of the Socialist Deputy in Berlin who played choss with a woman "for kisses" was nearest to a "soft snap." If he won he kissed; if he lost, he was kissed. And in this sort of for feit it is sometimes 'quite as blessed to receive as to give. , At the present time there are owned and controlled by the railroads and private car companies of America near ly 1,250,000 freight cars, or, in other Words, enough cars to make two con tinuous trains reaching from Boston to San Francisco, with an engine' for every 45 cars. To I'T Penalty for Dining Is rather hard, Isn't 1(9 Yet how many arc com failed to do this after ererr meal. Dyspepsia, that Inexorable persecutor, nerer eeasea to tor bent ot lis own volition, and rarely yields to or dinary medication. But tranquility ot the stomach Is tn store (or those who pursne a oourse of Hoetetter'e Stomach Bitters. This fine correc tive alto remedies malarial and kidney com plaints, rheumatism, eonstlpation, biliousness nd nervousness. England exported 4,134,148 gallons of spirits, chiefly Irish and Scotch whisky, during 1805. The great bulk of this export was to the British prov inces. The United States took 255,011 gallons of it, which was 60,000 more than ever before. It is said that King Humbert owns nearly 200 horses, and the greater part of them are English bred. The double row of stalls form a regular street, and each animal's name is painted in large white letters above the manger. Louis Pasteur ouce said that there were forms of bacteria and microbes that were bo small that a bundle of them containing 1,000,000,000 speci mens could bo put through the eye of a common sewing needle. Engineers spent a year coUpcM-v-"" ta for their report on " road, which they'' ,.bisu i5,00O.P 1 PnrlfleT. ',r lils; eaT to , ae to opera to. 860. rOR SALE I mi "V partner If Registered Best rn !, Man. rite, I)n. llAiri.To-f, Wichita. Kansas r!l Weat Douglass Arenno. P ENSIONS, PATENTS, CLAIMS. JOHN W. MORRIS, WASMINGT0H. 0. G. ItAM frlfteip! IiubIbm- V. 1. ruin kmi-atia. O It . J.L. I fc P H t H S. ULsUJttalttaUt. Our Native Herbs ttJ&ESiM! Mr toe m wsuoe sump, isi ssu w, issua, us, rti U .i i rl'u r a-X Lie'Tan S. l i j BeeKouab brrua. Taaiea feorf. Csa I 'I, vmym S-7TT - - - - - - - - J f I fX ftn( variegated crowd to circulate TCJ fffllEW i V&V JmV the "treet8 ni gather in the J f5 It (iWI ffj? OO'F "tPHIH 3 J riMWmU f,"rM Win. than . trr In tha East on St rB ILS5.E5 M& AM iitwif b. . ir;;" n J fjjl AN ORIENTAL NEW YEARS, J Knur Year's dqv In Tiart of the Tur'i- Ish Orient le the gayest holiday of irear, for it is also the day ot ot, Ba sil's festival. The celebration of the two feasts has become inseparable, so ko speak, in the minds of the Greeks, knd the first of January ia now known throughout the Levant as St Basil s day. But it is the Greek Church only Which honors the saint on that date; the Latin Church observes simply his ordination day, some time u juu while the other Christian denomlnt. tions have for him merely the samel reverence as for the principal Greew fathers, such as St. Chrysostom, Bt uregory wazianzen, etc. The Russians, though following' th Vame ritual as the Greeks, hold no pari - "a ionasone p Jreek Fathers, anirar .. eloquent promoter of Imofl jii throughout the East. Be- jpp, he was a great philanthropist, and an ardent apostle. , Cacsarea, the capital of the formtr province ot Cappadocia, was St. Basil's native place. At the age of thirty three he was made a presbyter, and a few years later bishop of the same city, a position which he held until bis death. A. D. 379. Elaborate preparations are made for bis festival,' which begins at an early hour on the evening of December 31st, The shopkeepers adorn their windows with an attractive medley of toys and holiday gifts. Oranges, dried and fresh fruit. Imported and domestic table del icacies, candles, cakes, are either dis played In the show-cases or piled up l.n front of the stores, which are extrava gantly lighted up for the occasion, and decorated with garlands of colored pa per skilfully cut out In the shape of natural flower. From the ceilings, from the top of the windows,' they fall In the chandeliers, from the pictures, from grouped festoons. The aJld climate permits a large mm and varieeated crowd to circulate through the streets and gather in the ttores, and no Bight is more pictur esque than a street in the East on St Basil's eve. ; There are to be seen people of com munities and races having nothing in common but the land and the sur rounding atmosphere; there are curious contrasts of complexion and wearing I jtpparel; there the genuine attire of five 1 races is on constant exhibition. , You see, for instance, the long, loose robes of the Jews, and the bright red or yellow silk garments worn by their wives. There are the short, wide breeches of the Turks, contrasting with the long ones of the Rayahs. The small red fez and the large vermllllon one, ftoalcmorf l, A nt I w ti tin uirwu u 11 UI1D Diuw -the face like the Phrygian cap, are intermingled with the plain Derby and black silk hats of the European gentle men, wnose simple attire is mane oo trusively plain by the bright-colored goods used by the natives. Conceive, too, the variety of gar ments worn by the women. Imagine, for instance, the Parisian dresB and bonnet of a European merchant's daughter, side by side with the loose yellow breeches, the lllao doublet and the long green veil of a wealthy Ar menian lady! Every day one sees em broidered bosoms, long garments some times trimmed with fur, robes, cash mere shawls and bright red silk slip pers, on the women. Among men it is not uncommon to behold bare legs and gorgeous holiday turbans; often a gallant Mohammedan, covered with rags and filth, carries in his belt an assortment ot Damascus blades, yataghans and jewel-encrusted firearms, worth a small fortune. Two singular customs contribute to this holiday's particular character; one is the making of "St Basil's caks," the other the singing of a song through the stress on the eve of the saint's al lege? birthday. Elaborate preparations for the kneading of the cake begin in every house two days, at least, before the fes tival, for much labor is Involved in its confection. All the women of the fam ily squat on a rug, In tho Turkish fash Ion, around a low, circular pastry table, and amidst gny stories and laughter the rolling-pin runs over the rich paste, while the housewives vie g and forming the cakes. cuuiuioutM umroiionii are arabesques ronreBontlnsi pBlmSrfior;ers, shells, or grotesque fig ures with which to amuse the children, while the most ekllful workers make dolls whose faces are red eggs firmly embedded In the paste. These would seem simple to an American housekeeper; but in a coun try where cooking utensils and baking ovens are very rude, the undertaking requires much patience. The cake consists ot butter, eggs and I sugar, and Its flavoring Is of certain f spices. It Is usually made very rich, Xthat It may keep soft for days after ''"118 baked. Housekeepers dread the task, for a large quantity of St. Basil's cake Is made In each family, A large part of It Is destined for the hospitals, the children's and orphan's asylums, the prisons and the poor; another part Is given away to callers, to servants and to the boys who come round In the ear ly evening to sing St. Basil's song. New Year's eve Is a great time for the Rayah boys. As soon ub they ring the bell of a house the door Is thrown open and the voice of the master is heard, saying: "Let the boys in at once! Give them money, fruit, and all that they can carry of St. Basil's cake. Come on, servants, fill their pockets while they give us their song!" Then the poor children, delighted by the warm welcome of ttje host and the profusion ot dainty things given them, sing with frenzy the romantic little tale of St. Basil, which ends with the call- THE NEW YEAR DINNER. lng down of numerous blessings on the generous family during the new year. But the strangest thing of all Is neither St. Basil's song nor St. Ba sil's cake; it is a curious mistake as to date which has prevailed among the Greek Rayahs for many generations. For history declares that the 1st day of January Is not the anniversary of St. Basil's birth, but that of his death! j Alclde de Andrla, in Youth's Com- vanion. Ancient and Modern New Year's Ffiv)tl The first day (calends) of January, as marking the beginning of the year, was observed as a public holiday in Rome from at least the time ot the Julian reformation of the calendar. Ovid alludes to the abstinence from litigation and strife, the smoking al tars, the white-robed processions to the capltol; and later writers describe the exchanges of visits, the giving and receiving of presents (strenae), the masquerading, and the feasting with which the day was In their time cele brated throughout the empire. Llba nlus (c. 346 A. D.) speaks of it as being In his day the one great holiday com mon to all under the Roman rule. When, about the fifth century, the 25th of December had gradually become a fixed festival commemorative of the nativity, the 1st of January ultimately also assumed a specially tarred char acter as the octave of Christmas day and as the anniversary of the circum cision of our Lord, and as such It still figures In the calendars ot the various branches of the eastern and of the western church, though only as a feast of subordinate Importance. NEW YEAR'S WISH. To all of the little children dear Throughout the land, a Happy Ne Year, A Happy New Year whose days shal'. hold A very few tears and a great deal oJ laughter, Study and work and playtime after, And rosy health while the year grow old. Anna M. Pratt. Of the Solar Year. In the arrangement ot the clvli year, two objects are sought to b accomplished first, the equable dis tribution of the days among twelve months; and secondly, the preserva tion of the beginning of the year at the same distance from the solstices or equinoxes. Now, as the year consists of 365 days and a fraction, and 365 la a number not divisible by 12, it is im possible that the months can all be of the same length, and at the same time Include all the days of the year. By reason also of the fractional excess of the length of the year above 365 days, it likewise happens that the years cannot all contain the same number of days if the epoch of their commence ment remains fixed; for the day and the civil year must necessarily be consid ered as beginning at the same Instant; and therefore the extra hours cannot be Included in the year till they have accumulated to a whole day. As soon as this has taken place, an additional day must be given to the year. 2 NEW YEAR'S DAY a BILL OF FARE. BREAKFAST. Bananas, lurtwlltic. biiKur and Cream. Brown Ureml. Pried Oyatera. Cream BiHcuiu Frizzled Ueef, Fried Hominy. ColTeo. Tea. 1 I DINNER. Turtle Soup. Sailed Almonds. Frinxed Celory. turrnnt Jelly. RoiiRt Go ee, Applo Sauce. Manned Potatoes. Boiled Rice. Baked Onions. Browned Turnips. Scalloped Tomatooa Salmon Salad. Cbocse Fingers. Wafers Pickles. Hrozcn Pudding. New-Year's Calio. MiiedCaUea. Fruit. Nuts Candles, Hot Coffee. Z SUPPER. (K Hrown Hrc:id and Hutter. Ct Deviled U008O Pickled Oyaieis. Preserves. P -ane. Tea. jm. Roast Goose. Select a fat, young goose. Make a dressing of mashed Irish potatoes, a tablespoonful ot but ter, salt and pepper, and fill the bodj of the goose. Rub all over with fresk lard. Put in a baking pan, pour a tea cupful of boiling water in the bottom, add a tablespoonful of salt. Set In hot oven, and baste every ten minute until tho goose Is well cooked and brown. Take up In a heated dish, and serve with Its own gravy and appl sauce. Mashed Potatoes. Pare and boll medium-sized potatoes. When tender, drain, mash and season with salt, pep per, cream and melted butter. Beat until light. Pile on a heated dish, and serve hot . Boiled Rice. Pick and wash a tea cupful of rice. Put in a saucepan, witt a quart of water and a teaspoonful 01 salt, and let boll rapidly until done Set on the back of the stove to dry out. Take up on a heated dish, sea son with butter, and send to the tabU hot. Baked Onions. Select large, firm on ions, throw them into a kettle of boil lng water, add a little salt, and let them boll till tender. Take up, drain, wipe each onion, wrap in tissue-paper, place in a baking pan, and set in the oven to bake slowly for one hour. When done, take off the papers, peel the on ions, put them In a vegetable dish, and pour melted butter over them. Dust with salt and pepper and serve with the gooBe. Browned Turnips. Peel and slice four large turnips. Put In a saucepan, cover with boiling water, add salt, and set over the fire to boll until tender. Take up, drain, put in a pan, spread over with butter, dust with sugar, and si in oven to brown. SculiopoJ Tot(j!'r. Put it layer of bread crumbs In the bottom of a luk-i ing-pan, then a layer of touii. bt-s, sprinkled with salt and pepper, bread crumbs and bits of butter; put in more tomatoes and bread until .the pan is full. Set in the stove for half an hour. Salmon Salad. Take a pound ot sal mon, pick free of bones and skin, and cut into pieces; put Into a salad-bow.', lined with fresh lettuce leaves. Pour over a pint of mayonnaise dressing, set on Ice until cold, and serve. Three Event of 1SB8. Eighteen hundred and ninety-six will always be memorable in literary annals as ending the lives of three great female writers Harriett Beech- er Stowe, the novelist, Kate Field, the Journalist, and Gall Hamilton, the versatile authoress. The latter s sig nature was a nom de plume, composed of the second syllable tn her Christian name and of Hamilton, the village ot her birth-place. Few identified her spinster appellation ot Mary Abigail Dod). PLANETARY POINTS. SOME HOROSCOPES MADE BY PROF. CUNNINGHAM. Headers Are Invited to Band la Data nd Have Their Indications Printed Fro rianets Indicate Erents, bnt IXs Not Cans Them. HE horoscope of William McKlnley made by Prof. Cun ningham a year ago indicated that he would become president of the United States March 4, 1897. The astrologer visited the McKlnley home at Canton for the purpose of obtaining exact data. He was cordially received by Major Mc ley, Mrs. McKlnley and the president elect's aged mother. Prof. Cunningham is at present making a horoscope of the McKlnley administration, beginning at noon March 4. It will be printed in March. Persons wishing to have horo scopes made should remember to give Christian name, place ot birth and residence, date and year of birth, hour and minute if possible. If you do not know the hour, send two two-cent stamps for particulars. Correspondents should also bear in mind that the as trologer wishes it distinctly understood that he treats the position of the plan ets at time of birth merely as indica tions and not causes. A planet may signify an event, like the star of Beth lehem for Instance, but of Itself It has no other connection with it. Cor respondents are answered free in these columns. Address Prof. G. W. Cun ningham, Dept. 4, 194 Clinton street, Chicago, 111. Answers printed in order as received. Here are some for this week: Frank, Notre Dame, Ind. You have the zodiacal sign Scorpio rising, with Sagittarius intercepted on the ascendant, and Mercury, Venus and the Sun also there, consequently you have Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and the Sun for ruling planets. You are above medium height, and well proportioned body; medium to dark complexion, hair and eyes; the eyes have a peculiar sparkle and sharp sight. You are stirring and energetic, and will always have an ambition for a large business, with plenty of rush to it. You are fond of anything that has a mystery connected with it, and are very original and inventive in your ideas. You are also fond of anything pertaining to chemistry and pharmacy. You have good command of language, and you are also a deep thinker, and do npt always tell everything you know. You have strong intuitions, and have a good knowledge of many things without ever having had to study to learn about them. Miss Mary K., Ualva, III. You have the zodiacal sign Scorpio, which Mars rules, rising at your birth and therefore Mars is your ruling planet or signiflcator. Scorpio usually denotes a person ot medium height; well set and compact figure; rather short limbs; the complexion not very clear and oftentimes freckled; the hair dark and of luxuriant growth; you are reserved and secretive in your nature and keep your business secrets to yourself; you are ambitious, stirring and energetic and inclined to take the lead in anything in which you become interested; you are not very yielding in your disposition and when opposed are liable to lose control of your tem per; you are fond of anything that is of a mystical character and eas ily become Interested in any thing relating to chemistry; you are a great admirer of surgeons, soldiers, firemen, etc., when they perform any operation that re quires skill or any act of bravery, sol diers on dress parade, etc.; you also take quite an interest in war and navy news and all kinds of military affairs. John M., Brooklyn. You have the zodiacal sign Leo, which the sun rules, rising at birth and therefore the Sun is your ruling planet or signiflcator. The sign Leo usually denotes a wiry, muscular, slender fig ure, with wide shoulders In proportion to the rest of the body; the complexion fair and ruddy; the hair and eyes light; the eyes are large and In some cases they would be called "popeyes." You are of a sunny, cheerful temperament; you are charitable and generous, too much so for your own good; you are very restless when not busy at some thing; you are very apt to borrow trouble in some way or cross bridges before you get to them; you are appar ently quick tempered yet seldom get your deep anger aroused; yet when you do you become very fierce like the lion; when your snger is once aroused you will give somebody that was the cause of it the full benefit of your opinion re gardless of their position nr rank. You have more than average pride and am bition and have a natural gift ot language. A Towel of Illottlne; Paper. Paper has been put to a variety of uses, but Its moBt curious employment is foreshadowed in the recent patenting of a blotting-paper towel. The Idea is that a person on stepping out of his morning bath, instead of rubbing him self dry In the orthodox manner, should envelop his body In a towel of blotting-paper, which will, without trouble, and in a few seconds, absorb all the moisture upon his skin. The Idea is ingenious, but it does away with that wholesome friction which many believe to be so beneficial to the skin. A curious note of explanation ac companied some poetry received by a Michigan editor. The note ran thus: "Thf.-io linrst era wrltion fifty years time, iv. tlue." Imaginary troubles ami aninuw. abundant among a certain class of r'- o- ple, are generally well aired, and aro as depressing to those who have to listen to them as real ones; yet most of them. If denied utterance, would soon melt away. A shrewd grocer in St. Louis has hit upon a novel way of Increasing his trade. He sends a female agent to the houses ot his patrons to take the morn ing orders, and she suggests lots of nice and expensive things that Just hit the fancy of customers. It seems as if life might all be so simple and so beautiful, so good to live, so good to look at, if only we could think of it as one long Journey, where very day's march had Its own sepa rate sort of beauty to travel through. Phillips Brooks. QUEEN OF PORTUUAL. The Brainiest Daug-hter of the I-at C'ouita of Paris. ' (Special Letter.) 1 Queen Marie Amelle of Portugal Is jthe most capable and well endowed, mentally, of all the children ot the late Comte de Paris. She married when quite a girl, and has lived away from France for many years, but has ever remained a truo Orleanlst, and hope) that her brother may yet become king of the French. The queen makes over her own hats and bonnets. She has a workroom in the palace at Lisbon, and she can copy a Paris model to perfec tion. She is a very handsome woman. Her fair hair and clear skin make her look still quito young In a country where women age with painful rapid ity. She is passionately devoted to her two sons, and, if only for their sake, she will exert all her knowledge ot the world and Inborn ability to save Portugal from the progressive changes which promise to make Its people free and leave monarchy without a foothold In Its sunny clime. Dom Carlos, hei husband, has great faith In the wisdom of the queen, and It is by her advice that one or tho other of the heads of the royal family Is ever In the coun try. This resolution Imposes many privations on the queen, who would, were it not for her fear of revolution, visit her mother. The Duke and Duch QUEEN MARIE, ess of Orleans will spend part of their honeymoon in Portugal.. HIS HOME A TOMB. How an Ki-reiitrlc New York Man Guards Ills Wire's Ilodr. Jonathan Reed, who passes the greater part of his leisure time guard ing the tomb of his wife in the Ever greens cemetery, Brooklyn, has been requested by the cemetery authorities not to admit so many visitors to the vault as ho bus been In the habit of doing, says an exchange. The vault was built according to Mr. Reed's own Ideas after the death of his wife, over three years ago. The interior of the vault la ten feet wide, ten feet high and thirteen feet long. The vestibule is hung with Japanese bead portieres and the walls are adorned with por traits and bric-a-brac gathered by Mr. and Mrs. Reed during their European travels. There are two metallic coffins. One Is hermetically sealed and con tains the body of Mr. Reed's wife. The other awaits Mr. Reed's body. "They are the very best that could be made," said Mr. Reed. "I do not know how soon the second will be needed, but I thought that so long as they were mak ing the one I might as well tell them to make two. People have talked a good deal about what they call my ec centricity, but that does not worry me In the least. I loved my wife In life and so long as I live I shall look after her body. I have simply tried to make her tomb homelike, so that I could spend my leisure with her. Naturally people who have heard of the tomb go to see it, and lately the crowd of visit ors has been so large that the cemetery authorities have asked me not to admit the public to the vault. It has been said that I have removed the lid of the coffin and allowed people to see my dead wife's face, but that is not true. Sometimes, when I have been alone In the tomb, I have removed the coffin lid land that Is certainly my privilege. 1 shall continue Just as I have been doing and when I die the cemetery association will receive a fund to keep the place In order." .Two large vases and a large Iron turtle have recently been placed on the plot in front of the vault. KprhiE n Kose Crow. An Ingenious Frenchman has sug gested a way In which a rotfe, or other flower, could be caused to appear grow lng and unfolding In the presence of a roomful of spectators. He proposes to employ the klnematoscope, a magic lantern so arranged as to produce mov ing figures on a screen by means of a series of photographs of living ob jects, each successive photograph hav ing been taken only a small fraction of a second later than its immediate pre decessor. But for the proposed new ap plication of this instrument the pho tographs need not be made so near to gether, since they are to represent changes which require several months for their development. Beginning with the first appearance of the bud, several thousand photographs of a growing rose are to be taken, Just near enough together ao the change of form In Hower Is almost imperceptible, until it has attained its complete bloom, and then has faded and fallen to pieces. These photographs, being passed as trans parencies, in rapid succession, through the klnematoscope, there would appear upon the screen the figure of a rose vis ibly budding, growing, opening, spread ing Its petals, and finally shrivelling and dying, the whole process occupying but a few minutes. Many other appli cations of this principle to the repre sentation of growing objects are sug gested. . The Newest (Same. The youngest of a nelehborina: auh. urb, says the New York Evening Sun, are r, nresent revelina; in a new rums Nobody knows Just how it originated. Possibly the recent visit of that celes thil iniTroKatlon point. Li Hunt; 1 -i 1 MmieihinK to ill) ivi;ls It. ti. .,. form' vf-rv ,.. . except I lie p.:oi !; i. Cp-to-Dute Jtoj'1 Or.-ti jit i.i.i. The New York police have arrest. ti Arthur Reppen, a 13-year-old bey. who made a business of smashing window panes and then giving the ad dress ot the houses to glazing fir ins. Nnrceea. Jenkins "Had you any luck ou your western trip?" Jackson "Great luck! The baby cut four teeth while I was away." Puck. Population, of ladla. India's population, according to the renaus of 1895, Is 2S7.2J3.431, an In crease over Ui prevlteu census of 13,-liS,U7 warn . M SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Important to All the Headere of Thle Paper. We have decided to extend time to January 15th, '97, that we will tend ts fevery reader of this paper pre-paid Ob 2So bottle of 6 drops for 10c, Large bottle (300 doses), $1.00, S drops 1 not sold by druggist. On ly by us and our agents. This wonderful curative give al most Instant relief and is a permanent cur in rheumatism, sciatica, neural gia, dyspepsia, backache, asthma, hay fever, catarrh, sleeplessness, nervous ness, nervous and neuralgic headache, beat weakness, toothache, earache, croup, ' la grippe, malaria, creeping numbness, bronchitis, and kindred dis eases. "It Is not often that w commend In these columns anything of a medicin al character, but our Chicago repre sentative has had personal access to the correspondence of this Company, and has seen some of the many thous ands of genuine testimonials and let ters they receive dally, and assure us that the cures affected by this remedy border on the marvelous. Chicago Opinion. It suffering do not delay, but order today. Your money refunded if 5 drops falls in any way short ot what w claim. 8WANSON RHEUMATIC CURB CO., 167 Dearborn St., Chicago, III As wood is largely wanting in the Australian gold fields, several steam ships are engaged in carrying timber from the Pacific coast for use in Aus tralian mines. The steamships carry from 8,000,000 to 2,500,000 foct each. The wood is California pine and fir. Ia a black letter bible which a few years ago was to be seen in Lees Cas tle, near Maidstone, the peculiarity is to be found in Genesis xxxix 0, that "Joseph was a polye felow," instead of "godly person," as stated in the au thorized edition. It is estimated that the redwood forest of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, California, contains no less than 40,000,000,000 feet of lumber, and that at the present rate of cutting it would take 100 years to exhaust th supply. 100 Reward, 100. Tha readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there la at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure In all Its stages, and that Is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure la the only positive, cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur faces of the eyBtem, thereby destroying the foundation of the diseime, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assist lng nature In doing Ita work. The proprietors have so much faith in Its curative powers that they of fer One Hundred Dollars for any case that It falls to cure. Send for list of tes timonials. Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Bold by druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills ara tha best. Canada lynxes have multiplied great ly in Maine during the past few years, and the woodsmen fear that it they continue to increase at the same rate they will prove dangerous and- des tructive to other game, especially fawns. A team cousUting of three horses and an ox is in regular service hauling lumber to the railroad stations in Aroostook county. Me. The ox is harnessed with bit and breeching, and harmoniously and well beside one of horses. Some idea of the enormous mineral wealth of Australia may be formed from the fact that the value of tho mineral products raised In a single colony New South Wales to the end of 1804 was more than S.145,000,000. irtha Baby la Catting Teeth, Rn snra and uae that olil and well lrl-d rcmcdj. Ma Winslow's Soothihu Siki r for ChU'lren TeeUilng. It is reported that in an Elkhart, Ind., musical instrument factory, in which profit sharing has been practic ed since 1892, $58,000 has thus far been distributed among the employes of the factory. ' The Langson railroad, in Tonquin,' which was to open a conquered pro vince for an expenditure of $500,000, bled the French treasury to the tune of 84,307,791); The eggregious underestimate of cost of the Panama canal nearly swamped that enterprise before wholesale steal ing completed the ruin. Hegeman's Camphor lee with Olyeerlno. Curea Ohapped Hand and Face, Tender or Sore Keet, ChllbUlru, Pile", Ac C. U. Clark Co., Mew Karen, Ct The devil does a good day's work when he persuades the father of a fam ily that he can save money by not tak ing a religious paper. The greatest taxpayer is tobacco. In the last 27 years this product has paid a tribute of a billion dollars to Uncle Sam alone. About 000 horseless carriages are in use in the city of Paris, the greater part of them by stores and business houses. FITS stopped free and permanently eured. No flu after arat day's use of Dr. Kllne-aOreat tiwj Jieatorer. Free 93 trial bottle and treatise. Head to Da, Kuki. m Arch SU, Philadelphia, Psa The man who knows Christ well will not look for perfection in anybody else. Michigan iron mines give every promise of activity in the near future. To obtain solvation, the sinner needs to take nothing to Christ but his sins. Fiso's Cure lor Consumption has saved ire lurge doctor bills. C. L. Baker, 4228 Regent tjq., Philadelphia. Pa., Dec. 8, '05. London has 448,300 inhabited houses. London prefers wood pavements. 1 Tt,l..,.u.. T.rf.. a lia RlfldPCT NFDVP l T SCIATICA, st. j I i A,- It turns back the act unwWi H Lk I Ut amr llvly. TMir as tTtMJNa REMEDY COM PA MY, "Mend it or End it,' hat been the rallying cry of reform, directed against abuses inunicipal or social. For tha man who lets him self be abused by a cough the cry should be modified to: Mend it, or it'll end you. You can mend any cough with Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Pickled tea is used in Ilurmah as a sort of sour-kraut The young leaves, are boiled, poured into pits about six feet deep, lined with plantain leaves and covered with earth, and are kept there for some months. They aro then used either to make tea or are eaten after being soaked in oil with garlic or dried fish. i Japan is again actively engaged in railway construction. "A sum of $23, 000,000 has been vottd for the construc tion of a double line, 370 miles long, between Tokio and Kobe, passing through the principal commercial and industrial centers of Japan, viz., Yoko hama, Kioto and Oska." A SO-Cent Calendar F ree. Perliaps the most brsiitlful Ca'enilsr Issued for the yesr'97lsTna Youth's Companion Art Calendar, which Is given to esch subscriber to the paper for the yesr'r. His made up of four rhsrmlng pictures, beautifully reproduced In twelve harmonious co'ors, It is in form a four-pane folder which, when extend ed, Is 10x24 Inches In sl.e. Tho subjects are delight fully attractive. This Calendar makes a desirable ornament for mantel, center-table or writing-desk. It Is offered for sale only by tho publishers of Taa Youth's Companion at 80 ecuts per copy. Only be csuse ot tho enormous number published It Is posst ble for the publishers of Th Companion to send It free to sll Companion subscribers. Traveling churches are to be estab lished on the Trans-Siberian Railway, which passes through many desert tracts, where neither yillage nor church can be met with for miles. Cars fitted up for divine service will be at tacned to the trains for the benefit of the oftlciahi The Consular returns of exports from Bradford to the United States show that tho year has ended well, the total showing an Increase of $503,380 over the corresponding month of last year, and being lurger than that of any month in 1895, except August Accnrdino- to a statement made in 0 Parliament, there are in England and Wales more than 4U,uoo pauper cnu- dren. Whatever we would do if we had the power is what the Lord will give us the credit of having done. No work is hard for the man who has God for his helper. It is better to be right and poor, than wrong and rich. The devil throws the most darts at a shining mark. The Lord's sheep all know their Shepherd. The Eureka, Cal., gold mine is 2290 feet deep. 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