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ilwrays been eoucetlod that no paint eQiptUed an enamel for >r decorative purposes. as the oes uot give the beautiful, nirror-like surface that the !8. The economical housewife of to-day has tile walls, bath room and bedrooms enameled, as once done it for j-ears. Rubbed wRh a soft cloth once in a while, such rooms are kept clean and healthy with practically no labor. (Mil articles ot furniture are made to look like uew with a coat of enamel and give good service for years when Otherwise it would have been neces sary to discard them. In tlte past tlie price of enams has been almost double that of paint, out Florentine Enamel Colors are sold at the same price as ordinary mixed paint and come ready for nse. This brand of enamel is put up in twenty-three colors and comes in all size packages from pint to gallon cans, and we understand that nearly all dealers of paint carry it in stock on account of the great de mand that exists for it. By writing to the manufacturers. Bradley & Vroo man Cos., 2020-31-33-35 Dearborn street, Chicago, and stating what color is de-’ sired, anyone can get a sample package free of charge. William Dunn, of Racine, attempted suicide by taking carbolic acid. Physi cians saved his life. Dunn is a mar ried man with two children. What l)o the Children Drink? Don’t give them tea or coffee. Have yon tried the new food drink called GUAIN-O? It is delicious und nourish ing, and takes the place of coffee. The more Crain-0 you give the children the more health you distribute through their systems. Graiu-O is made of pure grains, and when properly prepared tastes like the choice grades of coffee, but costs about 14 as much. All grocers sell it. 15a and 25c. Burglars entered the Buob brewery officj at Janesville, blew open the safe and got about SIOO in cash and a bunch of revenue stamps worth SSO. Each package -of PUTNAM FADE LESS DYE colors either Silk. Wool or Cotton perfectly at one boiling. The ministers of the Racine churches and the physicians played a game of bail for the benefit of the two hospitals. Only five innings were played and the preachers were whipped by a score of 2b to 12. Piso’s Cure is t lie best medicine we ever need for all affurlions of the throat aud lungs —Wm. O. E.nuslst, Vanburen, Ind., Feb. 10, 1900. The battleship Oregon may be ordered home for repairs. Mrs. Austin’s pancake flour it famous the world over. All grocers sell it. ■■■ ■— - m Conger cabled that Mioslo-nary Hod ges and wife were killed at Pao-Ting- FA Hall’s Catarrh Car© Is ft constitutional cure. Price 75 cents. The wife of “Kid” McCoy charges him with stealing SIO,OOO worth of Jewelry and other valuables from her. Lane’s Family nedicine Moves the bowels eacli day. In order to be healthy this is necessary. Acts gi-ntly on the liver and kidneys. Cures sick headache. Price 25 aud 50c. E. A. Runyon, a banker, Yates City, Kan., was arrested charged with em bezzlement of $12,000. Mrs. Winslow's Booth iko Strop for children teething softens the gums, reduces inflamma tion, allays pain, cures wiud colic. 25c. a bottlo. Brigadier General J. H. Wilson ar rived and reported to General Chaffee. JW Wqszuqss bw That ordinary treatment fails to relieve painful periods. They know Lydia Em Pink ham's Vegetable Com pound will and does and has, more than any other medicine. Every woman knows about Mrs • Plnkham's medicine. Every woman knows some woman Mrs. Pink ham has cured. But r.ir.s women out of ten put off getting this re liable remedy until their health is nearly wrecked by experiments or neg lect! Then they write to Mrs. Plnkham and she cures them, but of course it takes longer to do so. Oon't delay getting help if you are sick. She has helped a mll/?on women. Why not you ? f Q < • -i. Uk M in tntim* Hold 6r-.>ttianstA I' 1 Cj >-* HOLIDAYS. The holiest of all holidays are those Hept by ourselves in silence and apart J Tha secret anniversaries of the Hear?, When the full river of feeling over flows | The happy days unclouded to their close; The sudden joys that out of darkness star! As flame3 from ashes; swi f t desires that dart Like swallows singing down each wind that blows. White as the gleam of a receding sail, White as the cloud that floats and fades in air, White as the wultest lily on a stream, These tender memories are; a fairy tail Of some enchanted land we know not wheri But lovely as a landscape In a dream. —Longfellow. MISSIONARIES IN CHINA. Almost Inseperable Obstacles to Their Success. “At present there are nearly a tnou sand American missionaries in China, representing the different Protestant churches of the United States. They follow actively their various branches of the work in the different provinces of the empire. Many of them, in inYel lectual and spiritual gifts, are far above the average of our home-work ers. In their doings with the natives they prove to be influenced by the highest principles of good-will aud hu manity as well as by Christian charity. They are men and women of whom America may well feel proud. “The home of the missionary is a center of iight for ail the surrounding districts. The children of the mission schools and colleges see the home life of the missionary families, learn the meaning of the stars and stripes of the national flag, understand their feeling of patriotism in ite highest sense, and delight to learn the history of the country that has sent them so much help from purely philanthropic motives. It is the spirit of patriotism that the Chinese need next to the spirit of Christianity; and it Is the American missionary who is eminently qualified to teach it to them even in the face of the corrupt government of China. “Some who criticise the labors of l Issionaries depend only upon bare statistics. They reckon up the number of mission stations and church mem bers with the number of years of work, and take these as the measure of use fulness. Such people do not realize the difficulties of the situation, which mako the results beyond the reach of arithmetical computation. The re • ligious beliefs, the customs aud preju dices of the Chinese are entrenched behind centuries upon centuries of su perstition. It must be remembered that China is the most ancient empire in the world. Before the Jews became a nation, say twenty-five centuries be fore Christ, China’s civilization had already reached a high standard. Her wealthy inhabitants wore silks and satins while the Israelites were in Egypt, and long centuries before Greece and Rome were thought of. Her ethics, her laws and administra tion of government have come down almost unchanged through all those thousands of years. As far back as history goes the Chinese were gov erned by almost the same form of pa ternal or patriarchal government that has stood unshaken amid the rise and fall of western empires, aud is still as influential in its strength and vigor. It is this antiquity which the Chinese fall back upon with so much pride that stands in the way of their accepting anything so modern as Christianity. “But in the consideration of the dif ficulties the missionary has to encount er there is not only the antiquity, but also the enormous size of the nation and the extent of country. Out of a total of 5,000,000 square miles the eigh teen provinces, or China proper, con tain 1,500,000 square miles. In the middle of China is one of the greatest and most densely populated plains in the world, through which flow the Yel low river and the Yang-tse. This one plain supports a population of 175,000.- 000, or nearly three times as natty peo ple as inhabit the United State! The emperor of China rules over one-tenth of the surface of the habitable globe, and nearly half of the population of our planet. Both the land and the peo ple are not only immense and over whelming, but strange, unique and without analogy. The methods used for preaching the gospel in our own lands or among uncivilized races hav* to be modified greatly, if not entirely changed, when applied to the civiliza tion of China. The mass to be moved is enormous, and the poweT applied must be great in proportion. “Added to this difficultly of the size of the nation there Is the complexity of the language. The old saying that the devil invented the Chinese characters to keep Christianity out of China,' ap pears to have some show of reason when we find that in place of a Chinese alph abet there are tens of thousands of formidable hieroglyphics of pictorial characters, and that each constitutes a separate monosyllabic word. Further more. this written language is to be seen and not heard, to be read and not spoken. Then there is the official or) court language use l in the northern and central provinces, with hundreds! of different dialects spoken south of the Yang-tse. The missionary there has therefore to learu the local dialect, the court language, and the written or classical language, before he can preach, read the translations of the scriptures, and carry on oral and writ ten intercourse with ail the different ! classes of natives he meets. This is the work almost of a lifetime. “But when the missionary has over come these difficulties, which few suc ceed in dc.ng beyond a certain limited extent, his task is only just begun. He has to learn all that the ordinary Chin ese know from their classical and other books and teachers, in order to meet them on their own ground. Then he must begin to attack the sentiments the Guinaman holds most dear, aud which are hallowed by the earliest as sociations and parental love. These ancestral teachings and examples, with his methods of religious worship, are deeply imbedded in his inmost heart. Yet the missionary has to ask him to give up many or most of them, and ac cept untried foreign dogmas aud meth ods in their place. Is it any wonder that the conservative principle In Chin ese human nature rebels, aud that the Chinaman naturally is opposed to all missionary propagandism? It is al most Impossible to realize the immense sacrifice a Chinese, even of the lower class, has to make when in the face of the opposition and the contempt of his family, his kinsman, his whole clan and his friends, he determines to be come a sincere Christian and to follow the teachings of uncouth-looking strangers from far-off lands who are popularly known as ’foreign devils!’” —Prof. John Fryer in Ainslee’s. NOVEL CONTEST. Won His Bride Fairly With Pick And Shot eh Willis V. Hill, accompanied by his bride and his father- n-law, passed through the Relay depot in East St. Louis yesterday en route to the east, for a bridal tour. The father-in-law is Robert Smith, one of the wealthiest men in the southern part of St. Clair county; the bride was the prize that Hill won as the victor in a contest w..~ pick and shovel in an Illinois coal mine. Hill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. His home is near Scranton, Pa., where his family has large mining interests. Asa boy aud youth he dug coal for sport and be came proficient. A tew months ago his interests took him (into” the south ern part of St. Clair com „y, where he met Miss Nony Smith. In a short while the two young people were sweethearts, and soon afterward Miss Nony told her father that Mr. Hill had asked her to become his wife. “That dude?” he stormed. “Why a dozen of him would not be worth as much as one of old ‘Big Jim' Andrews! Now, if he could do what ‘Big Jim’ docs work for a living and work like a rhan ought to work —why, then, may be I would think about it. But —” And the irate father ceased for the lack of words. Miss Nony told Hill sadly what her father had said. Hill laughed. “So he thinks I can’t work, does he? All right. We’ll fool him,” and he sought Mr. Smith. “What would you think of a match coal-digging contest between ‘Big Jim' Andrews and myself?’’ he asked. “If I win will you give me your daughter?” “You—-you dig more coal than 'Big Jim?’ Well, U you can, you can have Nony.” The contest was set for six weeks later. It was to be a seven days’ race. Hill quietly went to a coal mine near Belleville and spent more than five weeks in careful training. On the first day of the contest Hill and “Big Jim,” who was to get SIOO if he won. met at one of Mr. Smith's mines. They stripped and went to work in the same pit, but in opposite shafts. “Bis Jim” tried for a spurt, hoping to so discourage his antagonist that he would quit. Hill plodded along. At noon “Big Jim” had twice the amount of coal that Hill had. At night he had two loads ahead. The second day he gained another carload. Then he felt sure of winning and be gan a celebration in advance. It cost him heavily, for the third day Hill wiped out the three carloads’ advan tage and was on even terms with him at nightfall. A note of congratulation from his sweetheart and me news that her father was already proud of him be cause of his grit was a good tonic for Hill. He continued to dig until the sixth day found him one carload ahead. Both men spurted on the seventh and last day, and when the whistle sound ed the end of the race Hill fell to the ground exhausted. But he was slight ly less than a quarter of a carload ahead of “Big Jim” and the prize wa3 his. Hill recovered in a few days and the marriage was celebrated. Mr. Smith was thoroughly in love with him and made him a wedding present of the mine in which the contest was waged and also some valuable farm lands. Then a bridal trip to Hill’s old home was decided on. And it was on this trip that the trio departed yesterday, each of them happy and proud of the other two. —St Louis tepublic. CONICAL CAVE DWELLINGS. An Extraordinary Survival from Al most Prehistoric Times Prof. J. R. S. Sterrett describes in the Century a region of Cappadocia in which, as he believes, the inhabitants ■have been cave-dwellers for nearly four thousand years. Many of them live in cones of stone that have been left by the washing away of the surrounding earti’. Theheight of the cones varies greatly ranging perhaps from fifty to three hundred feet. The process of disin tegration still continues, and in many cones the exterior wall has been worn away to such an extent that the chain bers are laid bare. Such exposed chambers, if they lie fairly to the sun. are used for drying grapes, Rpricbtg,! and other fruit, as they are safe against invasion by animals. Often the coti'es are almost perfect in shape, and origi nally all of them were crowned by caps of lava, which were the primal cause of the cone-formatioa. The caps main tain their position because they form one lnteigra! conglomerate mass with the cone. Sometimes the doorway gives en trauce direct to the ground, but in many cones the entrance is higu above tho ground, in which case ingress is attained by means of two parallel rows of hole3 cut at regular intervals, so that one may climb to the door with hands and feet. Sometimes there are uo visible means of reaching the en trance, but this is apparent rather than actual, for the process of disintegration constantly decreases the circumference of the cones, and the original ladder holes have disappeared. If we entei the doorway of any of these cone dwellings, we find ourselves within a spacious chamber, about whose walls niches and shelves for the storage of small household effects have been cut into the stone. The stairways leading to the* upper stories are like wells or round chimneys, and once ascended to an upped story by means of ladder holes precisely like those which gave access to the front entrance. The floors between the stories wore usually thick enough to withstand any weight that might be put upon them, but oc casionally the excavators miscalculated the thickness of the floor, with the result of making one lofty chamber in stead of two. I counted as many as two, three, or four stories. One can easily count the stories from the out side by means of the windows. Great numbers of the cone-dwellings are used today as dove-cotes. A duo proportion of the cones were reserved for the worship of some god, whether pagan or Christian. The period to which these belong is re vealed by the imitated architecture. A cone with a protico and Doric columns belongs clearly to the period when Greek civilization was dominant. An interior with pseudo-arches belongs to the Greco-Roman period. An interioi which imitates the characteristic Byzantine church is dearly of Chris tian origin, though its date may be a matter of dispute. The interior walls of the Byzantine church. are still covered with frescos, which of course are more or less obliterated. Among them are found not merely protraits of Greek saints, each with the charac teristic nimbus, but even pretentious paintings embracing a large number ot figures. Some of these paintings are ancient in style, others more modern Thj natives of this region, to all intents and purposes, are still troglo dytes. But if we leave out of con sideration the fact that their dwellings are at least partially underground, they differ in habits and customs in no whit from the ordinary Turkish villag ers with ordinary, humdrum surround ings. BROUGHT BACK HER RING. A Strange Quest on the Result of Which His Happiness Depended. It was only a little brass ring with a crystal setting, but when a bird flew away with it that meant the loss of his happiness to Jim Smedley, and its .e-overy was as the beginning of anew life. Alice Lane, too, ii just as glad, and she ~oesn’t try to hide her joy Only the bird that carried off the rim: might be sorry, but he is dead, and his last chirps on the subject are not re corded. Alice Lane says that when she is Mrs. Smedley she will wear the bird on her hat for a constant reminder of how near pride came making ucr miss happiness. Jim Smedley is a farmer who lives on the river road a mile or so above the old waterworks. Smedley is young In years and fortune and rich only In his love for Alice Lane. She is tno daughter of another farmer, both old and rich as farmers go. Smedley seemed in love with the whole family. About the first of last May he won the girl. The elder Lane was willing. Less than two weeks after they had become engaged Mrs. Lane’s sister, who lives at Brownsboro, fell 111 and sent down for lier niece to nurse her. The night before she left the lovers sat out in the moonlight, iie had given her a diamond ring,' and in re turn she drew from her finger an old brass one with a crystal setting, and slipped it on bis. “It’s my lucky ring,” she said. "As| long as you keep it you may be sure of me. If you lose It I won't marry you until you bring It back to me again.“ ■ “It will be my lucky ring, too,” he tcld her. The next morning Miss went V, Brownsboro. Two (lays after that Jim Smedley sat playing with a gray blackbird that he had caught. It was a soldier bird with the red markings on Its wings just be ginning to show. Smedley took the crystal ring from his Unger and slipped it over the bird’s head to see how the gold color and glass would contrast with the red-marked wings. Then as he handled it carelessly the little bird hopped from i.is hands and flew into a bush 10 feet away. Smedley aro3“ lazily and went to get him. The bird flew to the branch of a little tree 20 feet off. The man ran after him with a long stick and tried to knock the fly away down. The soldier bird hopped out of reach an then took a wavering, wobbling flight to another tree. Wild with anxiety, Smedley followed. Again he was unsuccesful. Then the man ran quickly to the house for his gun. When he returned the soldier bird had disappeared with bis hap plnes. A week after Alice-&>ane came home. Jim Smedley met her, and almost her <4jrst _ question after the greeting was: ' “Where is my lucky ring?” lie told hur how he find lest it, a. * she laughed at. him. She said that If 1 he allowed a week-old bird to take her I ring from him she was quite sure that! any other man coaid take her away, j She said the engagement was “off" | until he brought back the ring. Then of a necessity Jim Smedley | became a hunter. His farm and crops were neglected, his homo ran to dis orded. Every morning before day break the man, his double-barreled shotgun over his shoulder, trudged out to kill soldier birds. The fellow who looked for a needle in a haystack had an easy time beside Smedley. Soon I there was a noticeable falling off in | the number of soldier b ds. He would s*ii*ot one, run to it eags.ly, feel gen..v at its neck, and then throw the dead i body aside with a snort of disgust. Early yesterday morning Smedley started for his regular day's hunt. He thought he woulq try the marshes down near the old waterworks. It was | barely daylight when he reached there, j The blackbirds and the field larks were just beginning to wake up and tell other all about It. Smedley sasv a little speck of red in the grass. He went toward it. Some thing black and red sprang up sud denly, and Smediey saw a soldier bird going straight away from him. The bird seemed top-heavy and flew a little low. A thought flashed through the man’s mind that made his hands tremble. For the first time In weeks he missed. The bird turned to the gleam in the sunlight. His muscels stiffened into steel. At the shot the bird fell straight downward into the middle of a pond. t Dropping his gun, Smedley went straight for him. The water and mud came up to his arm pits, but he waded right in. He v seized the soldier bird, felt at his neck, and then splashed joyfully back to shore. Alice Lane was cutting the bacon for breakfast when she heard the noise of someone running and the earnest barking of a dog. She looked out of the window to see a man rushing toward the house. It was Jim Smedley bringing in his bird. He entered the kitchen ail radi ant, wet, and out of breath. Then he walked up to the girl and threw a dead soldier bird on the table before her. “Alice,” he said, “I’ve brought you your ring.”—Louisville Courier-Jour nal If Lord Coleridge, who celebrated his forty-ninth birthday recently and who is a barrister at law, ever becomes a judge he will only be following in the footsteps of his father and giand father, both of whom rose to the bench, the first named as lord chief justice. Lord Coleridge was in the house of commons when his father died ami his disgust at having perforce to go to me house of lords was grea l in the ex it erne. DeprcrinUon of Money. In lf*U H .silver dollar wan worth one dol lar and six-lcntlis in gold, ami io IS'.MI forty -11 *'o coni*. Money may depreciate lint there m one standard medicine, which has not changed in half a century, and that is Hos teller.- Stomach Billers. It always has been the one remedy for indigestion, dys pepsia or kidney trim Ides. The rumor that Russia, Germany and Japan have declared war against China was permature. Vour Poor Back Aches nnd aches and aches. Every move ment hurts. Standing, lying, sitting, walking, always aches. You may have relief if you will. Science knows why your back aches. Science has given the world Dodd’s Kidney Pills. They never fail. Thousands who have doubted just as you do now, have tried nnd proven them. Their evidence you have. They say they have been cured. 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Over 300 delgates are expected. Try Graln-OI Try Grnln-O! Ask your Grocer to-day to show you a pa kag.* Of GRAIN O, the new food drink that tiike„ the place of coffee. The tbiidren may and ink it without injury as wei as the adult. All who try it like it. OKA!N-O has that rich seal in-own of Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure grains, and the most delicate stomach re ceives it without distress, 14 the price of coffee. 15c and 25c per package. Sold by all grocers. The next meeting of the great coun cil of the Improved Order of Red Men will be held in New York city. WMMI rc H EST E r% H/Hr FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLsJnB “Newßival, ” “Lead - " and “Repealer *' Insist upon them, take no oilier* and y. j will gs. the beatsheUs that money cap buy. ALL DEALERS KEEP THEM. Governor Roosevelt made many speeches during the day at towns in Minnesota ana North oakum. He Far go he addressed two meetings. If you *re in a burry for breakfast, mtke It ca-* fo< your wife, lai.o home Mr*. 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