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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
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
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''
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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
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
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
The aJld climate permits a large
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
; 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
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
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
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
"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-
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
A Happy New Year whose days shal'.
A very few tears and a great deal oJ
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.
lurtwlltic. biiKur and Cream.
Brown Ureml. Pried Oyatera.
Frizzled Ueef, Fried Hominy.
Sailed Almonds. Frinxed Celory.
RoiiRt Go ee, Applo Sauce.
Boiled Rice. Baked Onions.
Cbocse Fingers. Wafers Pickles.
New-Year's Calio. MiiedCaUea.
Fruit. Nuts Candles,
(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
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
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
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
SOME HOROSCOPES MADE BY
Headers Are Invited to Band la Data
nd Have Their Indications Printed
Fro rianets Indicate Erents, bnt IXs
Not Cans Them.
HE horoscope of
made by Prof. Cun
ningham a year
ago indicated that
he would become
president of the
March 4, 1897. The
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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8WANSON RHEUMATIC CURB CO.,
167 Dearborn St.,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
About 000 horseless carriages are in
use in the city of Paris, the greater
part of them by stores and business
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
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
It turns back the act
H Lk I
as tTtMJNa REMEDY COM PA MY,
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
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 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
Parliament, there are in England and
Wales more than 4U,uoo pauper cnu-
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
The Lord's sheep all know their
The Eureka, Cal., gold mine is 2290
Mrs. Potter Palmer has a $5,000
Germany has 1,000,000 textile opera
tives. England makes copper coins for Rus
sia. Artificial ilowers are made of bread.
Texas pecan crop is worth $500,000.
With a better understanding of the
transient nature of the many phys
ical ills, which vanish before proper ef
fortsgentle effort! pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There is comfort in
A1.A Irnnmlaitmi f ll O ark WIHTI-J f flTTTlR f)f
sickness are not due to any actual dis-
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family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt-
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remedy with millions of families, and is
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who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all important, in order to get its bene-
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If in the enjoyment of good health,
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one should have the best, and with the
well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
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