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corered with pimples? Your skin
rough and blotchy? It’s your liver!
Ayer s Pills are liver pills. They
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WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CH.
>BO Winchester Avenue, New Haven, Conn.
Xln alike etag there C ° c 6&\ J!Uo#
afcoulil be deuliness. yd M
lib’s. Cream Balm
and heals t
HlMßased membranr. gbv , '!’c.|
drives w V
in the head
1 - oiueads
>e !. i•. •!. Keiefisim-
aiLre fo.hm.. I; is md drying—does
sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug-
Trial Size, 10 cents by mail.
ELY BRQiHEItS, 5G Warren Street, New York.
. None so good, but it costs
no more thaD the poorest.
“I hare been CASt’AHKTS for
Insomnia, with which I have been afflicted for
over uven ty years, and I can say that Cascarets
have given me more relief than any other reme
dy I nave ever tried. I shall certainly recom
mend them to my friends as being ail they are
represented." Taos. Gillaro, Elgin,lll.
•y 1 J CATHARTIC
TRADE MARK RIAiATfRCD
Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Ho
Sickvji. Weaken, i.r Gripe. 2,* We.
WCURE CONSTIPATION. ...
IGa*<tv (n-npany, 4 hlraeo, Mnntrful, \r* York. ..16
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1 PRICE THE CLIMAX.
Cj ze , larger than 44 inches chest measure will cost fi.oo extra. Send for our special cloth
ing booklet of samples. It It free.
py-OW MAMMOTH CATALOGUE jr 5t “ d h ‘?^
estVholesale prices everything to eat, wear and use,
is <lhed on receipt of only lOc. to partly pay post
ggjMjCexpiessage, and as evidence of good faith—
allowed on first purchase amounting to
|gss Is Nae Pride, Dirt’s Nae
ißCommon Sense Die*
the Use }
| MESSAGE FROM ABOVE.
j ‘'O’er the Atlantic
Comes the roir of the ship guns—
The English-speaking ship guns—
I Telling the ’Latin race,’ frantic and
I Telling all Russia; gigantic and
I Telling the feudal boy-kaiser ro
1 What the Spanish Armada by How
ard was told:
What the winds to the salt seas
forever have sung.
Telling uk, powers:
‘lne ocean is ours,
Together we pull.
Nelson and Farragut,
Rodney and Hull.’
“r"~ *’- _ aciflc
Comes the roar of the ship guns—
The English-speaking ship guns—
Singeing the beard of the don at Ma
As Drake at Cadiz three centuries
Drake’s message frctn Dewey: ‘We
sank their flotilla
In spite of their forts! As you did,
■’ we've done!
The ocean is ours,
The ocean is ours,
Together we pull,
Nelson ahd Farragut,
Rodney and .uiU.’ ”
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Franklyn had
got tired of life in the country.
“Don’t you think, dear,’’ said Mrs.
Franklyn, “it would be well enough for
us to return to the city?”
“Yes, I do,” said Mr. Franklyn.
Miss Julia Lesiardi, Mrs. Franklyn's
pretty 18-year-old sister, clapped her
“Good!” cried she. “Now I shall
have some sort of a chance at morning
concerts and the opera again.”
And house hunting commenced in
But it flagged "after the first edge of
enthusiastic enterprise was worn off.
None of the houses suited exactly.
“1 don’t care,” sobbed Mrs. Franklyn.
“It was all Laurence's fault, taking
this horrid, damp hole.”
Miss Lesiardi wa3 just^making up her
mind to another season of frogs, damp
kitchen ahd fresh gggs at eight cents
apiece, when Been Came exultantly back
from the evening.
“Oh, Julia,” she cried, “I’ve seen the
sweetest little gem of a house!”
“Been house hunting, eh?” said Miss
Lesiardi, who had got the tea ready.
The thirteenth “help” had gone off in
a huff that morning.
“Well, no, not exactly house hunting,
you know, but I saw the bill, and I
went in. The neighborhood delightful,
the park handy—”
“And the rent?” eagerly demanded
Miss Lesiardi, with eyes like blue
“Only SI,BOO a year,”
“Oh!” said Julia. “But isn’t that a
“Not when you consider the price of
houses in general. I’ll go Ivack to
morrow and but, mi ad, it’s a
secret. I don’t want Laurence to
know that I baVe taken any trouble.”
Vrs. Franklyn retired to bed whan
©ur BTo. <55. The illustration represents
a high grade all woo* Kersey Cloth Over
coat—in quality and price without a peer. It
i6 made with double stitched overlapped
seams, raw edges, heavy fine velvet collar,
lined throughout with highly finished extra
fine quality farmers’ satin, deep facing of own
goods, two cutside pockets end ticket pocket
with flaps, two inside breast pockets, tailored
in the correct fashion for autumn and winter
dress wear. There is a great deal of clothing
being advertised mostly made in eastern tene
ment factories at starvation wages, which
means dishonestly made. It Is our policy to
serve the pub ic honestly and give them Just
vt hat they should have at the lowest living
cost. No underpaid labor is employed in
making our clothing; the result is we gei the
highest class work. We want your business
and offer you goods and prices that in justice
to yourself you cannot afford to pass without
at least investigating. It costs you nothing to
try us. We’ll send you one of these special
value coats on receipt of fi.oo, balance C.
O. D., or if cash in full accompanies the order
and the coat is found not as represented or sat
isfactory, send it back to us and your money
will be refunded by next mail after the coat
reaches us. Ask your banker, any express
company or mercantile agency regarding our
ors are navy blue, seal m ■■ ■■
brown or black. State Ml m ■I
color wanted. Sizes ii
34 to 44 chest meas- mM ■ B
her husband came home. Miss Lesi
ardi..however, was up to pour his tea.
“Well, Julia,” aaad Mr. Fianklyn,
triumphantly, “I’ve found the house we
Julia looked up with almost a scored
expression on her face. “You haven’t
taken It, Laurence?”
“No, but I shall tomorrow.”
“I wouidn 1 uo anything without con
sulting Bee,” pleaded Julia.
“I shall give her a pleasant sur
prise,” said Mr. Franklyn, buttering a
muffin. “Remember, Ju, this is be
tween you and me."
Early next morning Mr. Franklyr.
went to New York. Bee followed the
next train, while Miss Lesiardi breath
lessly awaited the crisis.
Mrs Franklyn returned rather earl
ier than her sister had expected her.
with a bright, flushed face.
“Well?” said Julia breathlessly.
“I’ve agreed to pay $2,000 a year for
it,” said Mrs. Franklyn.
“Two thousand!” echoed Miss Lesi
ardi. “I thought it was only $1,800.”
“Well, so it was, but there’s another
party, it seems, anxious to secure the
house, and” —
“Oh, nonsense!” exclaimed Julia.
“That’s only the professional land
“Oh, but it Is true,” persisted Bee,
“for I saw his hat on the sideboard,
and I caught a glimpse of his legs
walking about in the upper story to see
if the paint was in g-ood order on the
second floor, so I said I’d give her
“And suppose the other party—who
I dare say,.was the plumber or gas
fitter or perhaps the carpenter, come to
see about repairs—should offer $2,500?”
“He won’t,” , said Bee confidently.
“The house .isn’t worth that.”
“But I really think. Bee darling,
you’d better speak to Laurence.”
“So I will,” said Bee, “ this evening.
He will- see that his wife is something
more than a dead letter in the family,
but I want you to go and see the house
this afternoon, Julia.”
The level rays of the soft April sun
set were shining into the pretty .tttle
double drawing room of the house on
Millard square as Bee led her sister
exultantly into it.
“Just look at those marble mantles,”
she said, “and the pattern of the cor
nices, and the pierglasses and the gas
fixtures go with the house, and—”
“Oh, I beg your pardon, ma'am, I’m
sure!” saia a falcon nosed, elderly
lady, who advanced, bearing with her
smell of dyed bombazine. “I’m
sorry to disappoint you, but —”
‘You have not let the house?”
“Yes, ma'am, I have. A poor lone
widow like me has her own interests to
look to, and the gentleman offered
f2,500 a year if I’d sign the papers at
once, which,” with a reflective look at
her pocket handkerchief, “I did.”
Mrs. Franklyn rose in great indigna
tion, her voice raising accordingly.
“I really think,” said she, “I should
he justified in placing this matter in
the hands of thb lawyers, and —”
“Why, Bee, my darling.”
The folding doors slid back and Mrs.
Franklyn found herself vis-a-vis with
“Here’s the gent himself,” said the
ancient female. “Which he can ex
“You never have taken this house.
Laurence?” almost shrieked Mrs
“Yes, I have, my dear.”
“But I offered two thousand for it! ’’j
“And I have signed a three years;
lease at $2,500,” said the husband
Miss Lesiardi burst out laughing.
“So,” said she, “your profounl
secrecy has cost you just SSOO per an
“Never mind, Bee.” said Mr. Frnrk-
Iyn, soothingly. “It’s a gem of aho ise
anyway, and we’ll be as happy as the
day is long in it. I only wish I had
confided in you about it.”
“And I wi-wi-wish I hadn’t been so
obstinate and hateful,” whimpered
“Come,” said Miss Leaiardl, "let’s
make haste, or we shall lose the 7 50
way train,”—New York News,
THE BOERS AS FIGHTERS. *
Some Engagements Where They Prov
ed Their Prowess.
It is usual, I know, for military men
to sneer at the generalship, or want of
it, which, as they alloca, was respons
ible for the Majuba disaster—these
critics are wise after-the event. It Is
forgotten that the Boers met other
officers that Gen. Colley at Brunkhorst
Spruit in a number of fights about
Pretoria, Potchestroom, and other
villages, and that in no case were our
men and military leaders able to stand
up to the enemy. At Durban, in
Natal, in 1848, we got the worst of it,
as we did at Doornkop, where English
officers of the orninary type com
manded. The only military success
which English officers can claim In a
good many encounters with the Boerß
is the battle of Boomplaats, fought In
1848, between a-tlllery and flint-lock
guns. It is. therefore, nonsense to
take refuge behind the lack of gener
alship of our leaders. If such factors
as courage and leadership ao not
come into the controversy, except to a
very limited extent, in what direction
must we look for the explanation of
At I.alng's Neck the action began by
our guns dropping a few shells Into
the Boe. lines, and, as admitted by the
Boers themselves, the small loss they
suffered from this fire —Oen. Joubert
eras nearly hit by a splinter of a shell
—induced them to think seriously of
abandoning the position. They were
about to leave when the. attack by a
small number of mounted Infantry
and by a few companies of Col. Deane's
regiment was made. Only one of our
men reached the Boer lines, the others
being stopped a short distance away;
and, as they were unsupported, these
were driven back down the hill. Re
sult: 190 killed and wounded on the
British side, against twenty-four Boers
soled and wounded. At Ingogo, fought
a few days afterwards, a force of about
300 two guns were stopped on
a small ilateau, and, after an action
lasting iml day, our men, with the two
guns, were withdrawn during the
night, leaving dead and wounded on
the ground. The Boers also left the
field at night. At this fight the
Boers crept up to within sixty yards of
our guns. They lost seventeen killed
and wounded, while our loss was 142
killed and wounded.
A force of about 600 infantry set
out for the summit of Majuba hill on
the nigh: of Feb. 26. 1881. There were
about 550 combatants. After leav
ing some companies on the road about
400 men reached the summit, and were
disposed in various positions about the
rim of the mountain. The first shots
were fired about 6 o’clock, and the
combat went on uninterruptedly for
hours. In the final stages the main
body of the Boers crept to Within
forty yards and for a considerable
time fusiladed our troops at this dis
tance. Many of the men fell In the
subsequent fight; but when the fight
ing was over, at 1 o'clock, our casual
ties were 280 killed and wounded, while
the Boers lost one killed and four
wounded. At Bronkhorst we lost 120
men killed and wounded within ten
minutes, the Boers losing one. In the
Jameson raid our losses were about
100 killed and wounded, ■ the Boers
having five killed and wounded in the
It is usually maintained that these
Transvaal fights were fought at a dis
advantage, and that our men were in
each case vastly outnumbered. If we
accept the Boer accounts, our forces
were not outnumbered. At Majuba
they say they had about 400 men.
Bui even assuming that there were as
many as 1,000 Boers, the result is still
extremely unsatisfactory.—African Re
HOW THEY ENDURE HEAT.
Men Suffer Less at a Dry High Tem
perature Than When it is Moist.
How *he men employed In iron
foundries, steamship boiler rooms,
blast furnaces and other torrid places
stand the terrible heat is a mystery to
all but the initiated, says the Savan
nah News. In the melting room of
the United States Mint at Philadelphia,
the thermometer usually indicates 106
degrees, in gas works 118 degrees,
while In steamships the firemen some
times have to endure 140 degrees of
neat. In all these places the men
Wear very little clothing, and un
doubtedly suffer from the exposure,
but not so much as a person might
The explanation of this fact Is that
ithese men are not reached by the
ih timidity. They are working in
plates where the artificial heat is so
Intense as to drive out the humidity,
and 118 degrees of heat in a pure dry
air Is not felt so much as amixture of
R 0 degrees of heat and 80 per
cent, of humidity that tells on people
and sorely tries their vitality.
The humidity is the moisture in the
air. When it is very intense it pre
vents the perspiration from passing out
through the pores of the skin, and Its
pressure on the flesh is very exhaust
ing and the confinement of the perspi
ration -exceedingly unhealthy. Al
though people do not know it, they
would be cooler while sitting be
side a red hot stove than they
would be in the street on any hot mid
A GOOD SUBSTITUTE.
An old Hot Springs colored woman
went to the pastor of her church to
complain of her husband, who she said
"*‘wuz a low-down, wu’th less, triflin’
niggah.’ After listening to a long re
cital of the delinquencies of her
neglectful and her efforts to correct
him, the minister said, "Hab yo’ eber
tried heapin’ coals of fire upon his
head?” “No,” was the reply; “but I’s
tried hot water.” —Arkansaw Thomas
Still More Connlerfeitfng.
The Secret Service hss jut-t unearthed an
ollicr hand of counterfeiter* and secured a
quantity of bogus bills, wide h are very clev.
erly executed. Things of great va'ue are
alaays -elected for imitation, notably Hon
ttier’s Stomach Bitters, which lias many
imitators out no equals for disorders like
indigestion, dyspepsia and constipation.
At Manila the mayor of Imua has dis
appeared. It is supposed that he has
joined the rebels on the promise, of re
ceiving a generalship.
Important Information for Men and
For those who sre accustomed to send
ing away from home for their goods it
is ef the greatest Importance to know
tb" character and reliability of the estab
lishments w iling goods to families from
catalogues. The great eni|*rium of the
John fl. located at 150 to
ICO West Madison street, Chicago, his
been establishes for a third of a century,
and has furnished over a half a million
homes in Chicago and vicinity alone.
This firm enjoy the confidence of the
public by its many years of fair dealing.
It issues an illustrated' cata
logue that should be in every family, as
It de. cribe* aifi gives the price of evry
article requirl# for household use. A
sample of thp extraordinary values of
fered by tbitAflrm is shown in the illus
tration of lie gentlemen’s overcoats in
another colbran of this paper. Those gar
ments are Indeed wonderful values, and
yet they sample of tbe thousand
and one illustrated and
lie 111 n
urer and Philanthropist.
Among the leaders of the progressive
element for which the midle west is
famous, Mr. John 0. Hubinger, of Keo
kuk, In., reigns without a peer. As
a manufacturer, ns an enterprising cap
italist and as a philanthropist his fame
has spread over many states, and his
financial enterprises have developed
many obscure towns into progressive,
thrifty and wide-awake cities. Mr,
Hubinger, although but 47 years of
age, can look back upon scores of com
mercial victories, each one of which has
benefited mankind, for his liberality is
ns bountiful as his business sagacity is
marvelous. 1 * ■ lie was born in New Or
leans, La., his parents being of French
and German origin. When he was four
years old, his family removed to Ken
tucky, in which state young Hubinger
received a public school education. Al
most before reaching man's estate he
secured patents on a number of val
uable mechnnical inventions, thereby
laying the foundation of his present
By inclination and force of circum
stances his attention was early direct
ed to the manufacture of starch by im
proved processes, and in the course of
time he became the head of a concern
having an annual business of million*
of dollars. But genuine ambition
never quite satisfied with existing con
ditions, works ever toward perfection,
and after years of painstaking study
and research Mr. Hubinger has made a
JOHN C. HUBINGER.
discovery, which he considers the
crowning event of his wonderful
cureer, anti which is embodied in a
new article of commerce, known as
Red Cross Starch (Red Cross trade
mark.) lie is planning to distribute
millions of packages of this starch to
the hwusewives of America, at a merely
noiniu.li price to the consumer, in order
to make its merits known without de
lay. Thus, for but 5 cents two large
10e packages of Red Cross Starch may
hod, together with two magnificent
Shakespearean views printed in 12
beautiful colors, or a Twentieth Cen
tury Girl Calendar; or for only 20
cents 10 packages of the starch nnd
the entire series of eight Shakespearean
views and one Twentieth Century Girl
Calendar —views alone easily worth
SI.OO. Watch this paper for future
premium announcements, of which
every lady will certainly want to take
While .Mr. lluliinger will devote his
best energies to the manufacture of
this new untl wonderful starch, he will
rot retire from the various financial
enterprises in which he is interested
street railways, electric lighting plants
nnd the Missisjsppi Valley Telephone
Cos., with I(l, Cut) 1< If phone subscribers
in Minneapolis uni! SI. l’uul- nor will
his augmented activity interfere with
his social obligations and exercise of
the splendid hospitality which he dis
penses at liis palatini Keokuk home.
Mr. llubiiiger's family, consisting of
himself, wife and four children, Is the
pivot around which his activity re
vo'ves, and while fond of promoting
great enterprises, he is still fonder of
his home circle, where he spends every
moment of time nut taken up by busi
ness or public cares.
PARCELS POST FDR CUBA.
Negotiations are now In progress for
a parcels post convention between
Cuba and France. The convention, if
it is agTeed to, will be modeled upon
those now In existence between the
United States and South American
countries, and the convention between
the United States and Germany. Di
rector General of Posts Kathbone, as
the head of the Cuban postal service, is
carrying on the negotiations on the
part of the Island, and there have also
been conferences in regard to the mat
tor between Postmaster-General Smith
and the German Envoy, Mr. Mumm
von Schwarzenstlen, signed a conven
tion between the United States and
Germany. The convention will go In
to operation October 1, and will in
augurate a postal service by means of
which articles of merchandise may bo
exchanged between the two countries,
provided the packages do not optod 11
pounds in weight. The fwxitage rate
from the United States is fixed at !2
cents for each pound or fraction of a
44 Necessity is the
Mother of Invention.”
U'mM the necessity for 4 reliable blood
purifier and lonic that brought into exist
ence Hood's Sarsaparilla. It is a highly
concentrated extract prepared by a com.
bination, proportion and process peculiar
to itself and giving to Hood’s Sarsapa
rilla unequalled curative power.
Lir 11 1
■ Mta i- in. l
the hat quarter of a
Hubl’iger lias been the peer of all oth
ers and to-day is placing on tht market
the finest laundry starch eve- offered
the public under our new and original
Ask your grocer for a coupon book
which will enable you to get the first
two large 10-ccnt packages of his new
starch. RED CROSS, TRADE MARK
brand, also two of the children's Shaks
pearc pictures painted in twelve beauti
ful colors as natural as life, or tha
Twentieth Century Girl Calendar, all
All grocers are authorized to give ten
large packages of RED CROSS
STARCH, with twenty of the Shaks
peare pictures or ten of the Twentieth
Century Girl Calendars, to the first five
purchasers of the Endless Starch Chain
Book. This is one of the grandest
offers over made to Introduce the RED
CROSS laundry starch, J. C. Uniting
er’s latest Invention.
Prsiuent Cannon of the Chase Na
tional bank, New York, says the
northwest did more than any other sec
tion to bring about the present, pros
perous condition of the country.
Mr.. Wlimiow . Sooth inq Syrup for children
tfrMlmiff R(.fu*aH iii jrums (•tltiCßJi in Mamma,
tiou, ulla.tft paid,cures wiml colic. 25c a bottle-
Two cases of yellow fever are re
ported among the troaos at Havana.
Write for circular of Spencerian Busi
ness and Shorthand College, Milwaukee.
The governuent will manufacture Us
Attend the Oshkosh Business Col
lege and school of Shorthand and
BEST IN EVERYTHING!
Hus,ness Practice in Book keeping and
Shorthand from start to finish.
Educates practically and supplies busi
ness houses with competent assistant*.
Established Sept, i, 1867.
For Catalogue address
W. W. Daggett,
t It is rumored that a committee of
leading German manufacturers la
being formed for tho purpose of pre
venting German participation in the
Paris exposition of 1900.
Hall’h turrit Cure
Is tak*n intornally. Prico 75 ceuts.
Greeley’s camp in theoretic was found
by Lieut. Peary just as it was left six
teen years ago.
1 know Hint iny life vu saved l>y I'iso’s
C ure for CuiKumptlon.—John A. Miller, Au
Sable, Michigan, April 21, 1895.
Prof. Campbell of Lick observatory
discovered that. Polaris, the north star,
Is a triple system.
Mrs. Col. Richardson
SAVED BY MRS. PINKHAA^.
(.LITTER TO MKS. NNKUA* J .jL
“You have saved my life, wW J
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teen months ago 1 was a total wreck, ’
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hardly any attention to the trouble.
“At last inflammation of the womb
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fered agonies, had to glv up my pro
fession (musician md p'ano jilayer),
was confined to my bed ;i , 1 life became
a terrible crow. My husband sum
mon'd the best physicians, but tlieir
Tom fit v . !>.it tewijKirary ni best. I
believe 1 bonld have contracted the
morphine b.ibllnn<!> r their < are, if my
common ,sense Jud not intervened.
“Onedayrayhiu.lisincli’itk the ad*
verti' ement of your lvt.i <! ; id im
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the pain in my ovaries '.vi gone, lam
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53&53.50 SHOES “T?<"
g Worth (4 to $6 compared with
Tnrforird by over
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, ALL LEATHERS. ALL STYLES
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m* Bad price aUmprd on hollo*.
* Take no substitute claimed
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of mu! aboes In the
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M not. wr will *end you
* a pair on receipt of price. State
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< AtAlOftlie l> Frrl.
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