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To the Point.
A certain Eastern company, that
some time ago was anxious to uurchase
a silver-lead mine, found itself in a
state of uncertainty. What seemed to
be a really attractive mine was found
to be In the market, and negotiations
for its purchase were entered upon.
The result of these negotiations is re
ported by the Spokane Miner and Elec
As the ore assayed well, and every
thing looked propitious, a mining ex
pert was sent to examine the mine.
His report was favorable, in fact, it
was too favorable. He eertilied that
the ore was there In large quantities,
and that it was extremely valuable.
His unqualified praise aroused the sus
picion of the would-be purchasers. If
the mine was indeed so valuable, why
was the price so low? The company
determined to investigate more closely.
At this point a well-known mining
man of Sjtokane recommended that a
certain rough-and-ready genius, a man
wlio had graduated from no college,
should be sent to look at the mine.
“lou can depend on his judgment,”
said the mining man, “and he will tell
you nothing but the truth. You had
better trust to his report, which, in all
probability, will be short and very
much io the point.”
The ml vie was followed, and the
event showed the wisdom of the ad
viser. As he had predicted, the report
was short and full of pith. It read sub
stantially as follows:
“Dear Sirs—l have made an examina
tion of the ‘Cliff Dweller’ mine, and re
port that the ore is there as ripresinted,
that it assays high, that it is there in
plenty, hut to get your supplies in and
your ore out you will need a pack-tliraiu
01 bald agles.”
The mine was* rejected on the ground
of inaccessibility.
The Reason.
The reason that the chainless bicycle
is not so well known as the other kind
is that it travels in cog.—Chicago Trib
No man is better pleaseu with the
progress of civil service reform than the
fellow who knows lie cannot get an of
fice. Next to getting a tiling yourself
nothing is co pleasant as to sea some
one else turned down.
CiKkatkst, Because flood's Sarsaparilla
does what all other medicines fail to
do. As an instance of its peculiar and
unusual curative power, consider the
most insidious disease, and the disease
which taints the blood of most people,
producing incalculable suffering to
many, while in others it is a latent fire
liable to burst into activity and produce
untold misery on the least provocation.
Scrofula is the only ailment to
which the human family is subject, of
which the above sweeping statement
can honestly be made. Now, a medi
cine that can meet this common enemy
of mankind and repeatedly effect the
wonderful cures Hood’s Sarsaparilla
has,—clearly has the right to the title
of America’s Greatest Medicine.
Hood’s parilla
Is sold by all druggists. $1; six for $5.
HnnH’e L)i|| c act harmoniously with
lIUUU t ill’s Hood’s Sarsaparilla. 25c.
Established 1780.
I Baker’s
1 1
| Chocolate,
i— 1 "* a ‘ t
celebrated for more
v, jSfxi than a century as a
!> delicious, nutritious,
and flesh-forming
beverage, has our
jfg i|j.|y|ra Yellow Label
Ifi } ||i on the front of every
Uj tf \ package, and our
\ I ; j trade-mark,“La Belle
J Chocolatiere,”on the
Dorchester, Mass.
40 cts. a Bushel.
Wttli SaUer's now crea
tloiis in spring Wheat to
be sown before April ‘45-
yoti ran raise wheat at 40c
;t hushrUntl make money,
flow? Why,Salter*- Mar
vel Wheat hat* a record of
50 bit 4. per acre in lowa,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Min*
nesota, Mich., Inch. etc.
209 Bus Per Acre.
Salzer's Silver Mine Oats
still leads tlie world, with
a record riLht here in
Wisconsin or 431 bushel*
per r ,cre In ISIMJ, What
more do you wish? Don’t
this beat all? You see,
Salzer’s Seeds are bred up
to blfj yields! (9400 in
gold we pay for name of
our new Oat wonder).
I 73 Bus. Per Acre.
•Ino. Hrelder, Mlshlcott,
Wls., grew, in 1890. 173
hus.of salzer’s Sliver King
Harley from one meas
ured ‘acre, sworn to by
llve witnesses. That's Im
mense. but you see Sal
zer’s Seeds are bred to
produce! That’s why you
j;ct such big yields.
2<iO bus. per acre- that’,
wonderful. Well. Halier',
seeds are bred to yield*!
1,607 Bus. PerAore.
We know you tran’t be
lieve it it’s too biff! But
salzer's seeds are bred to
largest growers of fresh,
live (irsMueu nnd Clover
Seeds In the world hence
our seeds are ic imrmnteed.
\ oil can l*ct on oui rlover
and Oras*Seeds mowing!
nd such yields O tons of
Finest, earliest to lie had.
Our W Isconsin Seed can’t
he l*rtt. Why buy your
seeds in stores when for
less money you can buy
them delivered free of us?
3A pkj;**. Earliest Vegeta
bles 191.00, postpaid.
For 10c Stamp (C.N.)
we will send you It Rare
1 arm seed Sample* and
our (.rent lAIt )1 SEKD
HOOK. ITScid thlsno
-1 lee along.
B 1 f you Hike up your homo
DA, tho land of plenty.
vtr Illustrated juin
plilets, Kivint; experience
of farmers who have txi
ctnue wealthy in growing
wheat, rej-orts of dele
gates, ete., and full in
form* uon as to railway rates, can be had
on application to De; ariineiH Interior. Ottawa,
Canada, or to
C J Broughton. 1523 Monadnoek Hulldlng.Chl
eaco 111.; T. O. Currie. Stevens Point, \\ tscoiisin;
\i y \f climes. No. I MtTrill lilock, Detroit, Mich
n'u Caven. Had Aw, Mich., or James Grieve,
Reed City, Mich.; N. lUrtholoincw. >w. s Moines,
lowa D. H. Murphy, Stratford. lowa.
’ Agents for the Got eminent of Canada.
Best < ough Syrup. rasteaGood. Use g|
M In time. ■*! hr druggist-. El
i i.i in i mi l raff
Warlike Spirit of the People Has Some*
what Subsided.
Verdict of the Naval Board Is Pa
tient y Awaited.
Two Weeks May Elapse Hefore Official
Reports Are Made on the Maine
Disaster —Belli tjc rent Congressmen
Claim the Silence Is Ominous- Mean
time Uncle Sam Will IJe Prepared
for War.
The naval court of inquiry in the case
of the ill-fated battleship Maine is pro
ceeding as a court martial and keeping its
proceedings to itself. The Secretary of
the Navy says that lie has no informa
tion not given to the public, ti nt he knows
nothing of (lie character of the evidence
taken, or the opinions or conclusions of
the hoard of inquiry. What is more to
the point, Secretary Long intimates that
lie docs not expect to know anything
about how the Maine was destroyed until
the hoard of inquiry makes its report,
which may lie not for two or three weeks.
With such positive assertions from Secre
tary Long, there can be nothing hut spec
ulation in Washington as to what the ver
dict will lie. There is plenty of specula
tion and little of it is now in line with the
accident theory.
In the absence of exciting news from
Havana there has been a noticeable cessa
tion of the war talk in Washington. The
conservative attitude of the President has
reflected in Congress, and members who
first would listen to nettling but war are
now disposed to wait patiently for the
actual decision by the court of inquiry.
Members of Congress, says a Washington
correspondent, are gradually coming to
see that events are moving fast enough
without any assistance on their part, and
that if an outside explosion is proved and
an indemnity demanded Spain would
nearly certainly refuse it and thus justify
the President in interfering active!' to
preserve peace in Cuba. It is said at both
the State and Navy Departments 'flat
there is no disposition to delay the publi
cation of the finding of the board, but it
is more than hinted that in all probability
the board will merely present the facts
and say that they are too vague to make
a positive declaration one way or the oth
That contingency will produce new com
plications, and it is probably this which
lias induced the President to say positive
ly that there is no immediate prospect of
any war between this country and Spain,
for if the board of inquiry is not able to
reach a positive finding it will be exceed
ingly and i lit cult for the State Department to
formulate any kind of a demand upon
Spain. The President will not precipitate
the country in a war unless the facts are
such ns to justify him in the eyes of au
overwhelming majority of the people. He
evidently realizes, however, the strained
relations between the two countries and
the active possibility if not probability of
a dispute arising which could only be set
tled by a show of force on the part of this
The President’s desire for and belief in
peace has not interfered in any way with
the orders issued to the army and navy to
put the armed forces of the country into a
condition for active service. It is dis
tinctively announced that this is the ounce
of prevention rather than the pound of
cure and that the preparations will con
tinue until all possibility of actual war
lias been disposed of.
So far as the general public is concern
ed the war scare has subsided, for the
present at least. There may be more ex
citement when the report of the court of
inquiry on the Maine disaster is received,
but it may not be easy to stir the country
up again. Besides, it is now pretty well
understood that it is going to take a long
time to get at the facts. Secretary Long
received a letter from one of the officers
at Havana, in which the statement was
made that so far the result of the investi
gations made by the divers within the
wreck has been rather unsatisfactory.
The writer explains that the water of
Havana harbor is so foul the divers can
not see their way about and have to de
pend upon tile sense of touch. It is un
derstood the writer of the letter was rath
er pessimistic as to the outlook for getting
at the actual facts.
At best it is going to take time to ascer
tain the truth, and the country will have
need of all its stock of patience. The
court of imiuiry will return to Havana
to be present after the wrecking opera
tions have been started. Although no
official news concerning the movements of
the court has been received, the authori
ties think the court w ill need at least two
weeks, and perhaps a much longer time,
for completion of its work. This inquiry,
the conservatives say, is too important to
be rushed through. Too much depends
upon its results. XJost serious is the re
sponsibility which the members of this
court have assumed. As high-minded offi
cers they are naturally eager to acquit
themselves with credit. The issue of war
or peace between nations may depend
upon their verdict, and this is no trifling
matter to be rushed through in haste. All
the investigation the court has so far l>eon
able to make in Havana was of a purely
preliminary character. The members will
now have to carefully and patiently watch
the wrecking operations for further evi
Secretary does not profess to be
lieve in the accident theory as he did for
several days after the Maine was blown
up. Other members of the cabinet be
lieve, as does Secretary Long, that the
ship was blown up by design. The ex
perts in the navy also believe this, or uow
profess to believe it. but they will await
facts before expressing positive opinions.
Method in the Silence.
It may be truthfully asserted, however,
says a well-informed Washington corre
spondent. that nine out of every teu mem
bers of Congress believe there is a deep
significance in the seemingly dilatory tac
tics of the administration in regard to
the disaster. They believe that President
McKinley and the members of his cabinet
are not so much in the dark regarding the
information secured by the court of in
quiry ns is indicated bv the official bulle
tins, nuJ that there is method in the si
lence. Many of the members are convinc
ed that the President is playing for time
and that every minute is being utilized
to make preparations for war. Other
members believe that the President lias
received word from the court of inquiry
that the explosion was an accident and
that he is taking measures to have it ap
pear that the court is making a most ex
haustive and deliberate investigation in
order that no cry may be raised that a
snap verdict was returned.
At the Navy Department the impression
was giveii out that Secretary Long was
greatly disappointed at the word which
came from Ivey West that the board of
inquiry would not he able to report for
several weeks. Secretary Long had ex
pected all along that the report would he
in before this time. He said that he did
not think the President would be content
to wait so long and that an intimation to
this effect had been sent to Key West.
The men. Lets of Congress, however, are
skeptical of the assertion that the Presi
dent is no wiser than the public, and many
insist that every bit of important testi
mony is sent to him in cipher dispatches
almost as soon as it is presented to the
hoard of inquiry.
It is believed by some that Spain is pre
paring the way to contest any tinding
that the battleship was blown tip by acci
dent. With the wreck sinking deeper and
deeper into the mud of the harbor, it may
be difficult to prove any assertion to the
contrary. It has been asserted by Span
iards that there were mines in the harbor,
and there has been no denial until Senor
du Bose made the unotticia! assertion Sat
urday. Shortly after Blanco became cap
tain general of Cuba there were reports
from Havana of explosions in the harbor
which excited people, but were explained
as caused by experimenting with explo
sives in the harbor, where Spanish officers
were planting mines and torpedoes. It
has never been denied that Havana was
protected by these modern defenses. The
denial nt this time is looked upon us the
beginning of more diplomatic maneuvers
by Spain to delay and escape the responsi
bility for blowing up the Maine.
Excitement la Abated.
Everywhere in Washington abatement
of unrest and excitement of the past fort
night is noticeable and it is now quite evi
dent that the administration has settled
down to the belief that the naval board
of inquiry will not conclude its work and
be ready to report for two or three weeks,
and that in the meantime the Government
and people can only wait as patiently as
may be for the verdict.
The action Monday of Senator Hale and
Representative Bouteile, chairmen, re
spectively, of the Senate and House com
mittees on naval affairs, in pigeonholing
the recommendation of Acting Secretary
of the Navy Roosevelt for legislative au
thority to enlist at once 1,500 additional
seamen deprived Senators and Represent
atives of an opportunity to discuss the sit
uation growing out of the Maine disaster.
Naval preparations go on as before, but
the diplomatic policy of the administra
tion with regard to the Cuban question
is held in abeyance. Those close to the
President say that he is less apprehersive
of the consequences of the disaster than
he was a week ago. These represent Mc-
Kinley as being inclined to think that the
warlike spirit of the people which broke
out so fiercely upon receipt of news that
the Maine had been destroyed is subsiding
That the disaster to the Maine has up
set completely the President's Cuban pol
icy is indicated by the fact that the time
lias already arrived when the ultimatum
of the administration was to have been
sent to Spain. It was generally under
stood the Sagasta ministry would not he
permitted to postpone beyond March its
reply to the demands made upon it by
Woodford, but the President knows no
more now officially as to whether Wood
ford's mission is to meet with success or
failure than he did when the minister for-
warded Sagasta’s first reply to his note of
:'ust ructions.
Important Supreme Court Decision on
a Case Appealed from Utah.
In the Supreme Court at Washington
tin opinion was handed down in the case
of E. F. Holden vs. the sheriff of Salt
Lake County, Utah, upholding the con
stitutionality of the territorial law fixing
a day's work in smelters and mines in the
territory at eight hours.
Mr. Holden was arrested for violating
the law and was sentenced to imprison
ment. He brought the ease to the Su
preme Court in an effort to secure a writ
of error on the ground that the law was
unconstitutional in that it was calculated
to deprive a citizen of life or property
without due process of law. The eourt
held that such was not the ease, but that
the law was an exercise of the State's
police powers.
Justice Br< wn said in passing upon the
ease that it was not the intention of the
court to pass generally upon the eonstito
tionality of eight-hour laws, but that in
so far as State laws were exerted for
the protectioi of the lives, the health or
the morals of a community there could
be no doubt of their propriety or of their
constitutionality. There could be no doubt
of the exceptional and unhealthful char
acter of work in smelters or mines, be
cause of bad air, high tempersttire and
uoxior-- gases, and heuee the •visdoui of
the State legislation. The decision of
the Supreme Court of Utah was affirmed
in tliis opinion.
War Begins Between American Roads
and Canadian I’ucific.
Thirty-six dollars was clipped from the
passenger rate of all lines between Chi
cago and Seattle uud other north Pacific
coast points Monday morning. The rate
hereafter will be |31.50. Up to that day
the authorized charge was $07.50 on the
same class of transportation. On unlim
ited transportation it hnd boon as high as
$81.50. The cut. therefore, is one of more
than 50 per cent.
No higher charge will be put into effect
until the warfare between the American
lines and the Canadian Pacific is settled,
either by amicable agreement or the back
ing down of one or the other interest.
Prospects for yet lower charges are ex
ceedingly bright, for American line* are
determined to make the tight a bitter one
and the Canadian Pacific shows no signs
of weakening.
-1 he rate of $31.50 will be applied
through Omaha, Kansas City and other
Missouri river gateways, as well as
through St. Paul. Through Missouri
river cities, however, single tickets will
lie sold on the rebate plan, purchasers be
ing obliged to deposit the regular rate,
$67.50, with the agent who sells the tick
ets. At Seattle, $36 will be refunded to
them. Three or more persons traveling
together may secure their tickets via the
Missouri river gateways at the fiat rate
of $31.50. Through St. Paul all tickets
will be sold at the flat rate of $31.50.
Federal Officers Deprived of Their
Power by u Decision in Court.
By a decision handed down by the Unit
ed States District Court at Kansas City,
Mo., by Judge John P Rogers at Fort
Smith, Ark., the entire system of Govern
ment inspection of meat was declared un
constitutional. The opinion of the jurist
is to the effect that Congress has no au
thority to ereat • the office of meat inspec
tor and to place such an official in the
packing houses in the United States to
examine the product before it is packed
and shipped or delivered for consumption.
The opinion was handed down in the
case of a man named Harry Boyer, who
was indicted by the Federal grand jury
on the charge of attempting to bribe a
Government meat inspector. Boyer is
foreman, in the fresh meat department of
the Jacob Hold Packing Company. The
court holds that Congress exceeded its
power in creating the office of meat in
spector and that even if Boyer had at
tempted to bribe such an official he could
not be held as an offender. His act, the
court decided, was not a crime against
the Government. Under this decision the
packers of this country may disregard the
meat inspection statutes with impunity.
Harry Boyer was indicted by the Fed
eral grand jury in November, 1807, on
three counts, charging him with offering
at three different times sums of money
and regular salaries to assistant meat in
spectors if they would allow employes
of the packing house to carry away con
demned carcasses, ostensibly to the offal
tank. Boyer desired, it was charged, to
use the carcasses of lumpy-jaw stock in
bologna sausage. The inspectors swore
out affidavits before United States Dis
trict Attorney Walker to the effect that
they had been offered the bribes. Boyer’s
attorney demurred to the hidictment on
the ground that the carcasses which were
inspected were not subjects of interstate
commerce, and thnt, therefore, the Gov
ernment had no right to impose police reg
ulations at the imekiug houses.
Told in a Few Dines.
George Rucker, aged 12, sou of I. C.
Rucker of Paint Lick, Ky., was caught
in the shafting of liis father’s rolling mill
and killed.
Count Esterliazy, speaking of the Zola
trial, predicts that “the streets of Paris
will be strewn with 100,000 dead before
this miserable business is brought to a
Johnnie Siiumons, a 9-year-old boy, was
bathing in the Comal river, at New
Braunfels, Tex., when he got beyond his
depth and was drowned. Ilis body was
In the forest fires th oughout the State
f South Carolina during the past few
uays several persons have perished and
more than 1,000,000 acres of forests and
fields ha o been devastated.
The Paris court has just handed down a
decision favoring the heirs in the contest
over the will of the late Dr. Evans, the
celebrated millionaire dentist, who died
recently in the French capital.
For the fourth time Gov. Hastings of
Pennsylvania has respited Frank Joir
grass, the Lawrence County (Pa.) mur
derer. the last time in deference to request
of Assistant Secretary of State Day.
The remains of James E. Berry, the
late ‘ millionaire tramp,” who died at
Paducah, Ky., have been shipped to a
wealthy brother in Gloversville, N. Y.
He had gained a wide reputation by
squandering SIOO,OOO in less than eigh
teen months. When he died, in January,
there wns no money found upon his per
son. and his friends declined to claim the
body until a few days ago.
A Tom Thumb Train.
A “Tom Thumb” train, so-called be
cause it is supposed to be the smallest
In the world, is to Ik' exhibited at the
Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Oma
ha. It was constructed by a young
man, who, without any technical train
ing, made all the patterns, did all the
easting, and put together the whole
train with his own hands. The engine
weighs 450 pounds. Its length, with
tender, is 6 feet 7V> inches; the size ot
the cylinder is Da by 2% inches. The
driving wheels are 8 inches in diameter,
and yet the locomotive hauls six ob
servation cars, in each of which two
children can be comfortably seated.
i liesc cars are 41 inches long and 14
inches wide, and covered after the
fashion of the ordinary observation car.
The entire train, consisting of engine,
tender, four observation cars, one box
car and a caboose, is but 29 feet in
length. Six gallons of water In the
tender tank and live in the boiler will
furnish steam to propel It for two
hours. Coal is banled and shoveled
.out of the tender In the orthodox man
ner. In faet, the little engine Is com
plete in miniature in every detail. In
stead of us-.ug oil in the headlight a
small electric battery in the engine un
der the eal’-seat furnishes an luean
descent light, which is described as
sparkling from the pilot like the dia
mond in a hotel clerk’s shirt front, —
Pittsburg Dispatch.
It \\ us Almost Sufficient to Convince
Him that Mb. Hair Stood Erect.
A well-known physician of Massachu
setts, whose science Is thoroughly mod
ern, lately had an experience which
gave him anew Interest in the time
honored belief that the hair sometimes
“stands erect” on occasions of fright.
He had accepted an invitation to pass
two weeks of a much-needed vacation
with some friends who were hunting
in the wilds of New Brunswick. While
there he went out one afternoon, arm
ed only with his cane, for a walk In
the woods, and managed, without actu
ally losing the path, to wander so far
from the camp that it was dark before
he could get back.
He was groping along on his return,
feeling his way with his cane, at an
unknown distance from the camp,
when he heard, apparently but two or
three feet in front of him, a frightful
yell, and then saw as distinctly as ne
wished to see, even in the gloom, the
head, and especially the mouth and
teeth, of a wild animal, which he knew
to be a lynx. The creature occupied
the path, and the doctor lmd had expe
rience enough In hunting to know that
a lynx across the path of an unarmed
man Is a serious mattr.
The doctor was undoubtedly scared,
and he had reason to he. A strange
sensation of extreme coldness went all
over him, and especially seemed to af
fect the top of his head, which, foi that
matter, Is not well provided with hair.
But he did with calmness the only thing
that there was to do. He drew back a
step, and began beating the bushes
ahead of him violently with his cane.
The lynx, snarling ferociously, back
ed into the bushes at the side of the
path, and the doctor advanced, still
striking before him with his cane. Ho
knew that tiie lynx might leap upon
him, and that if it did, it would proba
bly bo all over with him; but the lynx
did not jump. Snarling still, it kept in
the bushes, while the doctor steadily
advanced. He could see the animal’s
horrible mouth open as he passed it;
once past, the doctor turned about and
kept backing away, beating the bushes.
When he got so far along that he felt
safe again, he faced about and took ac
count of himself. He was all right, hut
he still felt that terrible cold at the top
of his head.
“Well,” lie said to himself, “I have
got out of it very well, with only the
loss of my cap; but I shall take a hor
rible cold getting back to camp iu this
tight air bareheaded.”
He pressed on, feeling his way, and
it lust reached the comfortable camp
tire, finding his companions eonsidera
oly exercised about him. He made
iaste to relate his adventure.
“And after all,” he ended, “all the
aarm that came to me was the loss of
my cap, and probably a cold caught
for the want of it.”
“You lost your cap?” said one of the
hunters. They looked significantly at
one another and at the doctor.
“Then what’s that you have on your
The doctor put up his hand. There
was his cap, just where it belonged!
The hunters burst into a roar of laugh
ter, while the doctor stood before the
fire with his hand held at the top of his
head, and a puzzled expression on bis
“Well, that Is strange!” he said. “The
top of my head was as cold as if a block
of ice had lain on it.”
One of th. hunters paused in his
laughter long enough to say, “That’s
what the lynx did. Your hair was on
end, and it held your cap up and let the
cold air in around your scalp.”
The doctor does not accept this ex
planation in its entirety, especially in
view of what he scientifically calls the
feeble dynamic capability of the hair
on top of his head; but fie is convinced
that great excitement, due to the sense
of bodily peril, may result in a sensa
tion of extreme coldness in the region
of the scalp. And this coldness, he is
led to believe, when experienced by
others, may have given rise to the pop
ular notion of the Hair standing on end
during fright.
Sixteen thousand dollars is the rec
ord price paid for a cablegram, that
price having been paid for a message
sent, by Mr. Hcnuiker Heaton to Aus
tralia in behalf of tHe British Parlia
ment. Reuter’s account of the mur
derer Deemiug’s trial, 4,000 words,
cost SB,OOO. An 1,800 word dispatch
from London to Argentina cost $7,500.
The most expensive private message so
far is that sent by the King of Italy to
the Duke of Abruzzi at Rio Janeiro, in
forming him of tlie death of his father,
the late D’’ke of Aosta, which cost
News for the Whee’men.
The League of American Wheelmen
numbers nearly 2,000 below the 100,000
mark within the last few weeks. In spite
ef this startling diminution, the maximum
of health may be attained by those who
use the comforting and thorough tonic,
Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters, which pro
motes digestion, regularity of the bowels,
tad counteracts kidney trouble.
He Played a Thinking Part.
Raggs—What do you do when you get
home at an early iiour in the morning
and find that you have left your night
key in your other trousers?
Jaggs—Oh, I don't do much. I sim
ply press the button and my wife does
the rest.
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for
Successfully used by Mother Gray, nurse
in the Children’s Home in New Y'ork,
cure Feverishness, Bad Stomach, Teeth
ing Disorders, mow and regulate the
Bowels and destroy Worms. Over 10,000
testimonials. They never fail. At all
druggists,2sc. Sample FREE. Address
Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
The United States Government De
partment of Agriculture has a hospital
for the treatment of sick plants. In It
investigation goes on of the diseases
which affect vegetable nature and the
discovery of remedies for them. The
work will be of benefit to farmers and
flower growers.
Coughing Lea Is to Consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
once. Go to your druggist to-day and get
a sample bottle free. Sold in 25 and 50
cent bottles. Go at once; delays are dan
The mosaics in the Church of St.
Mark, in Venice, are the finest in the
world. They cover 40,000 square feet
of the upper walls, ceilings and cupolas,
and are all laid on a gold ground.
A copy of the new edition of Miss Par
loa's Choice Receipts will be ent post
paid to any of our readers who will make
application by postal card or note to IN al
ter Baker & Cos., Limited, Dorchester,
Ki id words are good, but good deeds
are better.
Alabastine U a durable and natural coat
ing for walla and ceilings, entirely different
from all kaleoinine preparations, made ready
fo? ttse la white or twelve beautiful tints
by the simple addition of water (latest make
being adapted to mix with cold water), put
up In dry powder form, la 5 pound packages.
>ith full directions on every package.
Kalaomlaes are cheap temporary prepara
tions manufactured from chalk*, oAay*.
But It Was Not Such an Introduction
uh the Statesman Wanted.
Carl Sehurz’s appearance as a Citi
zens Union orator recalled to a friend
of the late Eugene Field a r i esperleaice
that Mr. Schurz had in cf mpaigning a
dozen years or more, says the New
York Sun. Mr. Schurz was making
speeches In the West for the Republi
can party at that time, and Eugene
I'ield was detailed by the Chicago pa
per with which he was connected to
accompany Mr. Schurz on the spell
binding expedition and send dispatch
es to his paper describing it.
When Mr. Schurz reached a small
town in Michigan half an hour before
the time set for the meeting no com
mittee met him at the train. Mr. Schurz
and-Mr. Field found their way to the
hall, where a motley crowd had collect
ed to hear the speaker.
Everything was perfectly regular
about the meeting except that no one
had been selected to introduce the
speaker. Mr. Schurz and Mr. Field
walked up on the platform and were
greeted with a loud cheer. Mr. Schurz
didn’t intend to lose an opportunity
to speak simply be use there was no
one to introduce him. Turning to Mr.
Field, he said:
“Field, L's getting late and I’m anx
ious to go ahead. Xo one snows you
here, so just get up and introduce me.
You needn’t say much of anything.
Just toil them that I am Mr. Schurz
and that I’m going to talk to them.”
Mr. Field unrolled himself to his full
height, and, ambling to the front of
the platform, said in a very husky
“Ladles nnd shentlemens. i regrod
dot I haf such a sore throat dot I cau
not address dis evenings. I am very
sorry alretty for dis disappointment.
Howefer, I am more dan blessed to
tell you dot I haf with me my young
yournalistic trend'd Mr. Eugene Field,
of Chicago, und lie vlll now speak to
you aloud steel rails.”
When Field began this Introduction
Mr. Schurz’s expression was puzzled,
and when he concluded It the speaker
of the evening looked angry. Despite
Mr. Schurz’s preliminary explanation
that he really was Mr. Schurz, the peo
ple who heard him on that occasion
liave been divided in opinion as to
whether the speaker was Schurz or
A Remedy Which Has Cured More
than 1,000,000 People.
“5 Drops” is the aame of a powerful
remedy which is guaranteed to cure
rheumatism, neuralgia, catarrh, asth
ma, la grippe and kindred ailments.
The company is •entirely safe in making
the guarantee, because every month
they receive thousands of grateful let
ters from those who were sufferers,
but have never received oue complaint.
The effect of “5 Drops” is felt at once.
James Williams of Regent, 111., writes
on Nov. 12, 1897: “My wife has been
suffering two years with rheumatism.
She used about one bottle of ‘5 Drops,’
and can now go without h°r crutches.”
To more extensively advertise the mer
its of this remedy the producers will
for the next thirty days send out 100,-
000 of their sample bottles of this posi
tive cure for 25 cents a bottle by mail
prepaid. Large bottle, 300 doses, 81
(for thirty days 3 bottles $2.50). Those
suffering should write to the Swanson
Rheumatic Cure Company, 167-109
Dearborn street, Chicago, 111., and take
advantage of this generous offer. This
company is reliable and promptly fill
every order.
Ancient Extravagance.
The great display of jewels by women
of fashion on both sides of the ocean
has been severely criticised, even by
those who could well afford to wear
them if they desired to. Rut if the
precedent of history furnishes any jus
tification of this fashion, the jewel
wearers of ti e present day are thor
oughly justified. According to Pliny,
Lollia Paulina, the wife of Caligula,
wore on her head, arms, ueek, hands
and waist, pea is and emeralds to the
value of one million six hundred and
eighty thousand dollars. Faustina had
a ring worth two hundred thousand
dollars. Domitia had one worth three
hundred thousand dollars, and Kae
sonia had a bracelet worth four hun
dred thousand dollars. Seneca be
wails that one pearl In each ear no
longer suffices to adorn a woman; they
must have three, the weight of which
ought to be insupportable to them.
There were women of ancient Rome
whose sole occupation was the heal
ing of the ears of the belles who had
torn or otherwise injured the lobes with
the weight of their pendants. Pop
•'aca’s ear-rings were worth seven hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars, and
Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia, had a pair
valued at twice that sum. Marie de
Medici had a dress made for the cere
mony of the baptism of her children
which was trimmed with thirty-two
thousand pearls and three thousand
diamonds, and at the last moment she
found it was so heavy she could not
wear it, and had to get another.
But men led in the splendor of the
middle ages, and Philip the Good, of
Burgundy, ofteu wore jewels valued at
two hundred thousand dollars. When
he walked along the streets the people
climbed over each other to look at him.
The Duke of Buckingham wore a suit
at the Court of St. James which cost
four hundred thousand dollars. The
dress of the nobles during the middle
ages was literally covered with gold
and precious stones. —San Francisco
A Bright Bird.
The cuckoo is as likely to steal its
nest as to make it, but this fact does
not take from the point of the following
pun, quoted from “Short Stories:”
A young Englishman being asked at
dinner whether he would have some
blrd’s-nest pudding, said, turning to his
hostess, “Ah! yes, bird’s-nest pudding,
and what kind of a bird may have
made it?”
“Oh, it was the cook who made It,”
was her prompt reply.
Dane's Family Medicine
Moves the bowels each day. In order
to be healthy this is necessary. Acts
gently on the liver and kidneys. Cure*
sick headache. Price 25 and 50c.
Better than Tonic.
Timkins—Blowitt lost 130 pounds of
flesh while training for his last fight.
Simkins—Get out! What are you
trying to give me?
Timkins— That's straight goods; his
wife eloped with one of his trainers.
Take Laxative Bronao yuinlne Tablets. AO DnugMi
refund tbe money If ftl falls to cure. 25c.
Do daily and hourly your duty; do it
patiently and thoroughly. Do it as it
presents itself; do it at the moment,
and let it be its own reward.
We must snatch the present moment,
and employ it well.
waiting, etc., are stuck on the wall with de
caying animal glne. Alabastine is a cement,
which goes through a process of setting,
hardens with age. can he recoated and re
decorate. from time to time, without hav
ing to was/ and scrape off Its old coats b*'
fore renewing.
Consumers In buying Alabastine abould
see that the goods are In packages and prop
erly labeled. If any dealer tells yon tba.
be can sell you the tame thing as Alabastlae,
or something just as good, be either la net
From the A etc Era, Weeea 'burg. Ind.
The following is a statement of facts
by a veteran of the late war. X'o comrade
will need further proof than their friend’s
own words, as here given.
. Squire John Castor, of Newpoint, Ind..
is the narrator, and an honest, respected
citizen he is. too. He said: “1 have been
troubled with rheumatism in all my joints
ever since I went to the war. It was
brought on by my exposure there. It came
on me gradually, and, kept getting worse
until I was unable to do any u ork. I
tried several physicians, but they did me
I llniif (i. AOMT to
i Vo good. They said my trouble was rheu
matism resulting in disease of the heart.
Mid that there was uo cure for it. Never
theless I had lived and fought the disease
for thirty years,, and did not intend to die,
simply because they said I must, so I
hunted up some remedit-s for myself, and
finally happened on I)r. Williams’ Fink
1 ills for Fale Feople. I asked some of
my neighbors about the medicine, for it
had been used by several persons in the
community, and they recommended it
very highly. I procured a box. The pills
helped me right away, and I continued
taking them. I commenced taking them
last fall, and finished the sixth box a few
months ago. I am not bothered with the
rheumatism now—the medicine has cured
me. I can most certainly recommend Dr.
Williams’ Fills.
These pills are not only good for rheu
matism, but are valuable for any disease
that arises from impoverished, or bad
blood. They do not act on the bowels.
A L'i icklErcl in Prison.
In the reminiscences of his prison
life, Michael Davitt, who was a jiolit
ical prisoner in England for years, de
scribes with pathetic affection a little
pet which shared his cell during part
of his term.
“I was remitted to Portland Prison
on February 3, 1881,” he says. “Short
ly afterward, through the kindness of
the governor, a young blackuird came
into my possession. For some months
I relieved the tedium of my solitude by
efforts to win the confidence of my
comp nion, with the happiest results.
He would stand upon my breast as I
lay in bed in the morning, and awaken
me from sleep. He would perch upon
the edge of my plate and share my
porridge. Ilis familiarity was such
that upon showing him a small piece of
slate-pencil, and then placing it in my
waistcoat, he would immediately ab
stract it.
“He would perch upon the edge of my
slate as it was adjusted between my
knees, and watching the course of the
pencil as 1 wrote, would make the most
amusing efforts to peck the marks from
the slate. lie would fetch and carry
as faithfully as any well-trained dog.
“Toward evening he would resort to
liis perch, the post of the iron bedstead,
and (here remain silent and still, till
the dawning of another day, when his
chirrup would again be heard, like the
voice of nature, before the herald of
civilization, the clang of the prison
bell at five o’clock.”
To his dear little companion Davitt
dedicated the volume he wrote after
his release. The dedication ran as fol
“To the memory of the little confiding
friend whose playful moods and loving
familiarity helped to cheer the solitude
of a convict cell:
“To my pet blackbird, ‘Joe,’ these
prison jottings are affectionately dedi
His Cloven Breath.
She was a bride of only three short
months, but she had her troubles and
naturally made a confidante of her
“Mj r dear child,” said the mother, “if
you would have neither eyes nor ears
when your husband comes home late
from the club you might be happier.”
“Perhaps so,” answered the young
wife, with an air of weariness, “but
what am I to do with my nose? ’
How’s This:
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re wi j-d for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cu -ed by
Hall’s Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toleuo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last is years, and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions aud finan
cially able to carry out any obligation made by
their Arm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
IVatdlng, Ktnnan & Marvin, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
Green Corn Pudding;.
Grate four dozen ears of sweet corn.
Add from one and a Half pints to one
quart of milk, according to the juiciness
of the corn. Add four well-beaten eggs,
half a cup each of flour and butter, a
tablespoonful of sugar and salt to the
taste. Butter an earthen baking-dish,
pour in the batter and bake in a hot
oven two hours. Eat hot with plenty
of fresh, sweet butter.
There Is a Class of People
Who are injured by the use of coffee.
Recently there has been placed in all
the grocery stores anew preparation
called GRAIN-O, made of pure grains,
that takes the place of coffee. The most
delicate stomach receives it without dis
tress, and but few can tell it from cof
fee. It does not cost over one-fourth as
much. Children may drink It with great
benefit 15c. and 25c. per package.
Try f& Ask for GRAIN-O.
Just a Way They Have.
Miss Cutting—Good morning, Mr.
Softleigh; you are not looking well this
Softleigi Do. Ib god ad awful code
id by head, ad ab all broge ul).
Miss Cutting—lndeed! Strange thing
about colds, ,su't it?
Softleigh —\\ had do you bean?
Mis3 Cutting Why, they always
seem to settle in the weakest place.
Silence Preferred.
Mrs. Wederly—l-ook at this crayon
portrait of mamma that she sent me to
day. Isn't it a speaking likeness?
Mr. Wederly—Well, I should hope
Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease,
A powder to shake into your shoes, ft
cures Corns and Bunions, Chilblains,
Swollen, Nervous, Damp, Sweating,
Smarting. Hot and Collous Feet. At
all druggists’ and shoe stores, 25c. ASK
TO-DAY. Sample FREE. Address
Allen S Olmsted. Leßoy. N. Y.
A Gentle Reminder.
“There is a great deal of religion
mixed up with nature,” said the young
minister who was making a social call;
we find a sermon in every blade of
“Quite true.” replied the young lady,
“and you have no doubt, noticed that
grass, as a rule, is cut very short.”
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothiso Srurr for CbUdrmi
teething: gottena the sums. reduces inflammation,
allay* pair*. cur*< .jd oolic. 2f> cents a t>ttle
posted or Is trying to deceive you. offering
something that b has bought cheap and Is
trying to sell on Alahastine’s demands, prob
ably without realizing the damage that It
will-be to you to get a poor kalsomlne prep
aration on your walla.
A few dealers have tried to build up a de
mand on a kalsomine that la pet up in a
loosely packed four-pound package, which
they bey by the pound for four pounds, and
try to sell for a Rve-pound package, the
same as a package of Alabastiut.. islst on
having Alabastine In packages and properly
labeled, and you will get satisfactory result*
and beautiful walla.
Thus says E. Walters. Le Raysr!!!®,
I'a., who grew (sworn to) 252 bushels
Salzer's corn per acre. That means 25,-
200 bushels on 100 acres at 30 cents a
bushel, equals $7,500. That is better
than a prospective gold mine. Salzer
pays S4OO in gold for best name for his
17-inch corn and oats prodigy. Y'ou can
win. Seed potatoes only $1.50 a barrel.
Send This Notice und lOCts. in Stamps
to John A. Salzer Seed Cos., LaCrosse,
Wls., and get free their seed catalogue
and eleven new farm seed samples, in
cluding above corn and oats, surely
worth $lO, to get a start. c.n.
Birds as Insecticides.
Birds are nature’s great check on the
excess of insects, and keep the balance
l)etween plants and insis t life. Ten
thousand caterpillars, if has been esti
mated, could destroy every blade of
grass on an acre of cultivated ground.
In thirty dgys from the time it is
hatched, an ordinary caterpillar in
creases 10,000 times in bulk, and the
food it lives and grows on is vegetable.
The insect population of a siugie
cherry tree Infested with aphides was
calculated by a prominent entomologist
at no lt .vs than 12.000.000. The bird
population of cultivated country dis
tricts has been estimated from 700 to
1,000 per square mile. This is small
compared with the number of insects,
yet as each bird consumes hundreds of
insects every day, the latter are pre
vented from becoming the scourge
they would be but for their feat heivC
Greatest Ivory Market.
Antwerp recently has become the
principal ivory market of the world.
It has surpassed Liverpool for nearly
two years in the amount of imports.
This change of center is due to the
fact that, while all the tusks from cen
tral tropical Africa were formerly ear
ried to Zanzibar and thence to Bom
bay and Liverpool, a bug part of the
trade lias’uow been diverted down the
Congo to the Belgian steamers, and
they land the product at Antwerp.
Beware the March Wind t
Escape the rigors of the winds this
month bv going South over the Louisville
and Nashville Railroad. This line has a
perfect through-car service from cities
of the North to all winter resorts in
Georgia, Florida, along the Gulf Coast,
in Texas, Mexico and California.
The Florida Chautauqua now in session
at DeFuniak Springs; six weeks with the
best lecturers and entertainers, in a cli
mate which is simply perfect. Very low
rates for round trip tickets, on sale daily.
Homeseekers’ Excursions on the first
and third Tuesday. Tickets at about
half rates.
For full particulars write to C. F. At
more, G. P. A., Louisville Ky., or J. K.
Ridgely, N. W. I*. A., Chicago, 111.
The Wrong Way Around.
In the extreme soutn of France,
where earthquakes are not unfamiliar,
the people are of a sort who do not per
mit any imputation on their personal
“I should tiling,” said a Parisian,
“that you would l>e terribly frightened
when the earthquakes come.”
“Sir,” said the southerner, "j’ou forget
that it is the earth that quakes—not
Au Englishman has just completed
a journey of 1,(100 miles on a motor car
through England and Scotland. He
was five weeks traveling, and used 114
gallons of oil, which made his traveling
cost him I*4 cents a mile.
I believe Fiso’s Cure is the only medi
cine that will cure consumption.—Anna
M Ross, Williamsport, Fa., Nov. 12, ’95.
lie that calls a man ungrateful, sums
up all the evils that a man can be guilty
He said his back was broken by LAMESACK. but A
all his strength came back by uso of
Sf. Jacobs Dili |ttp onpthono,'
■ r MW w V nw 188 builds up, restores, CURES.
25c 50c DRyccisTS
lf.tr. Burr.7H.niM. Prle-. 1. 10 ' vn * Send for iMg., ftw No AMfl.rny Frl.c, with c.rtal.a. luipa, ....
A. good .. Mil. for I5 Catalogue of all our tyl<i. thud. .|,ron und leader., FA. good ull. tor |w.
LargCßt Weed I*ol A 1 O growers In A n.ei let.
Tke "Itirßl Now- Yorker** glvct BALZCK'B
EARLIEST yield of 4bu.b.l* ir ar*.
Prices dirt cheap. Onr jr-at BUD MODS, 11 Fora
Hcd Sample*, wort* I'D.o gnu atari, or lOr. aad tl-lt
aolleo. JOH3I A. BAL3M HfcfcD CO. .Latroaae. NU. (1.6. J
A better Scale for freight paid
less money than has
ever been offered. Mf. 9 ■ ■>
Jones of Sj I P \
Binghamton, N. Y. W fin HU
DCEffiC Flower
P° with h world wide
|to Kb mJB LJr reputano; I t, k '
-w fr , r to „,,
J A MBS J- H. (|RK(,OH". ‘flN.Marblehead.Ma**.
Life! Life! Life!
Cutler** C arbotat* of lodine I’ocket Inhaler.
Guaranteed to core CATAHKH and Hronchltle.
All C. ag/rUt* By mali fl.oo Address
W. H SMITH H CO., Proper Buffalo. N. V.
Young LadlMs£T^
ty. can make $lO per r*pre-entini u*. The school
mistreh* car do so 'iiiia lea rare chance Addr*
THE CAN SELLA l 0., 88 Gtrtke ML, < kl* ago. 111.
tat* Principal Exaaiaer u 1 Pwaaioa Bareaa.
I jrra. ia laat war. Lsa4ja4jtatift dam* *Mj
How many women are saying, “Oh, I want
a change In my wall decorations; I am tired
of wall paper.” How many dealers are aay
ir.g. • >h, wbat a nuisance the wall paper
business has become; bow much time and
Investment ft takes and how little the prof
it!” How many painters and decorators
who have lent their Influence to push for
ward the wall paper craze now find their
occupation gone. To all such we would say.
Use, sell and advocate the durable celd
WAter Alabastine.
Alabastine cab be used on either platt'.ed
for internal and external use.
Colds, Coughs, Sort Throat. Influenza. Bronchitic,
Pneuironla, Swelling of the folnts,
Lumbago. Inflammations.
■"fKKKSSi: >’fAO*CHE.
,{ ‘*Uef Is Sure Cure fop
„ j “*“• M'niin.. Drills,. I‘alns In tbo
Hack. Chest or l imb*. It whs the First
and Is the Only l\\i\ RE\IKI)V
rae'appiicaUon 1 * ' ° r
A halt to a irasp sinful n Ul: atuiublrr ol warn. w,u
hi a tr A minutes cure Cramps spasms. Sour mmS
Heartburn. Nrrvousiia. SleoriremiOrtTs ok Headaoks
Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Colic, Flatulency and all Inter
nal pains.
There Is not a r ui.-aul agent In the world that will
rure lever ami Ague i -vt all other malarious Blltan.
ami other fevers, aid it by KAIIWAY’a Hi u'S
quicker as II Vli WAY’S HEADY RELIEF
Fifty Cents per Itottle. Sold hv Druggists.
KADWAY & CO . 55 Kim Street, New Y,“s
£ DO YOU 1
((Touch 1
(take:* _s ■
It Cures Colda. Coufht. Sore Throat. Crovp. Influ
enza Wkoopxng Cough, Bronchitis and Asthma.
A certain cure for Consumption it. first otagos,
and a sure relief .n advanced stagca. Uoo at one#.
You will see the excellent effect after takinf the
first dose. Sold by dealers everywhere.
26c and 60c Per Bottle.
Don t be fooled with a mackintosh
or r abber coat. If you want a coat
tha will keep you dry in the hard
*t storm buy the Fish Brandi
jAJ, Slicker. If not for sale In your
to vn, write for catalogue to
I TOVVLP Boston, Mass 1‘ iWB?
Wo wish to sain 1.'4),000 new cua
->a torner*. and h#tu# offer
1 r her. 13 Day Radish, 100
1 FkR. Itarly Spring Turnip, Ido
1 K-irlient Red Beet, 10c
]' l " IliHinarck Cucumber, 10c
i 1 ** Uueen V ictoiia Lettuce, 180
l •• Kl. tljjkn Melon, lk
}?*l ** Jumbo Giant Onion, 16c
H.tfJHg# 3 " Brilliant Kiowex Seeds, 16c
Worth SI.OO, for 14 cento.
W ■ Above 10 pkgo. worth $1 00, we will
mj mail you free, together with our
gjf irreat Plant anti Seed i'ataloaue
fy/ AH u P° n receiot of this notice and 14c.
ill PS Postage. We inrite your trade and
tS know when you once try Salzor’o
II Wm. Hoed*you will never get alone with
out them. Polhioph at m 1.60
WSKSHS* tt Hbl. Catalog alone 6c No.i' N.
PKKiTim' limHicmpr
KviHi'kimui. rKfcb ygBWBk
I* BF® ’ ns dirt
VE.SU R 9 h * ot AQd
imro, brut. 1.000.000 ex _ a.
Beautiful Illustrated I'ntalogue fr 1 #*.
IL 11. Mil- JU WA V, Usekford, UL ,
niunrn MW NUN and ay town
hgffllUl-.1l without the use of the knife. Book
U free. Or. J. O. LYON 4 0., 4 urlln* llle. 111.
The 9
Klondike ■
If you are interested and wish to
post yourself about the Gold Fields
of the Yukon Valley, when to go
and how to get there, write for a
Descriptive Folder and Map of
Alaska. It will be sent free upon
application to T. A. GRADY, Ex
cursion Manager C. B. & Q. R. R.,
211 Clark Street, Chicago.
I •>' Hig <4 /i, r unnatural
lurbargea, Inflama.atluiu.
rritatiuna or ulceration,
J ' mucoo. nuMinw.
I'aialeaa. aud not utrin
, K*nt or poiaonoua.
bald bj DrantlU,
or sent In plain wrapper,
by elpre*., prepaid, for
y or 3 bottle.; 12.75.
Circular aent on rrquait.
C. N. V, No. 10 -98
" jh uw tae advertlwßtsl la tbia paper.
walla, wood celling*, brick or canvas. Ia
absolutely fireproof In Its nature, la durable,
aud any one can brush It on. Alabastlne la
sold by druggists and paint dealers every
where. Ask your dealer for card of tint*.
Do not bny a law suit or an Injunction
with cheap Ualsomlnea, which are all Imita
tions of Alabastlne. Dealers assume tba
risk of a suit for damages b selling an In
fringement. Alabastlne Company own tha
right, covered by letters patent, to make
and sell wall coatings adapted to ba mUed
with cold water.

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