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RELICS OF DARKER TIMES.
Ignorance in Many Forms S»*ill Works Mischief. All England has been Indignant at the crime and at the insufficient pun ishment of a mother who punished her daughter brutally for a "bad habit." Almost every one ran remember such an illustration of punishing children for being ill which occurred in his neighborhood or family during his childhood. The fact arouses the thought that the old-time punishments of the insane, of the aged, etc., are by no means past. To every oculist's office are frequently brought the piti able victims of stupid school teachers who are still often punishing children for the astigmatism, myopia or hyper opia which has prevented them fiom seeing figures on the blackboard or from studying diligently, or from being as bright-minded as the teacher wishes. We know of one railway superintend ent who punishes his men who are growing presbyopic by discharging them If they wear glasses. One won ders if the detestable superstition of the evil eye, and the horrible punish ment Inflicted on Its supposed posses sor, has not arisen because of strabis mus.—American Medicine. IN NO HURRY TO WORK. Voung Man Had Faith in the Ability of His Father. Judge Morgan J. O’Brien of New York was recently chatting with a Harvard student, a son of a prominent business man and a close friend of the judge, about his career at college. The youth complained that, owing to his “paltry allowance of but $3,000 a year," he was getting heavily in debt. The judge condoled with him and then remarked: “I suppose after you are graduated you intend to enter Into business?'' “Well, no judge.” replied the young ster; “not as long as father has his health." A Peculiar Philanthropist. “Tip” in tae New York Press tells of a peculiar philanthropist who has been doing his good work regularly for years. He goes from undertaker to undertaker about once a month and asks for the unpaid funeral bills. If he can buy for fifty cents on the dol lar he does so; if for seventy-five ho does so; if for ninety he does so. If he is asked to pay in full he does so. The undertaker is required to send a receipt in full to the debtors, but with out mentioning the name of the one who paid the bill. The philanthropist understands well the hard strain it is for the poor to bury their dead de cently. and knows the rapacity of the undertaker. New Order of Veterans. Half a dozen old soldiers were ex changing reminiscences the other day In Ottawa. Kan., and were telling each other just how the civil war should have been fought. "Curley” Harrison, a local Joker, happened along aud list ened a while. Finally he became a trifle weary and said: "I am going to found a new association of old sol diers, to be composed exclusively of those who admit that they did not put down the rebellion and who fur ther admit that they got scared and ran repeatedly. There are only thir ty of us in the state so far as I know. I expect to hold high office in the or der, for I outran every other man at Chickanmuga." Last Phase of Sensation. Ernest Schilling, the coachman who created a sensation years ago by elop ing with the daughter ot Millionaire Morosini, has returned to his old voca tion and is now coachman for a doctor in Astoria, N. Y. After their elope ment the young couple went to live in n poor quarter of New York city, the husband becoming a car conductor. Seven months of this kind of life was enough for Mrs. Schilling, who quietly disappeared one flay. Her husband has never seen her since. After a lengthy period of living in retirement the wife returned to her father’s home. Typewriting Telegraph Apparatus. The Steljes typewriting telegraph, ns used by the London police, is an apparatus for sending a message sim ultaneously and in typewriter charac ters to several places at once. The battery is a powerful magnet, and the parts are actuated by springs. The operator at one end touches the keys representing the letters and figures, at the same time turning a handle and the message is received and printed automatically by all the re cording instruments on the circuit. Lizard-catching in New Orleans. Nearly half tho boys in New Orleans are catching lizards and making good pocket money by doing so. The price started at twenty-five cents a hundred and the dealers found many boys will ing to catch them at that figure; but the price has lately gone up to fifty cents a hundred. They nre wanted by a San Francisco man who expects to make the lizards useful by catching the insects which are hurting tho fruit in California. Between Two Fires. An American who was accorded an interview recently with Von Bulow. the German statesman, found him in a dejected mood. He was bewailing the woes of German manufacturers. The American quoted statistics show ing the value of Germany's exports to the United States. “Why." said he. “we import 9.000 tons of toys every year.” "Yes,” said Von Bulow, “but when the children receive the toys they credit them to Snnta Claus and when they are old enough to give us the credit they don’t care for toys.” A NATION OF APPLE-EATERS. American People Heavy Consumers of the Succulent Fruit. The latest estimate places the total number of apple trees of bearing age In the United States at something over two hundred millions. This is nearly three trees to every person. These trees yield more than one hundred and seventy-five million bushels. Not , all these apples are consumed at j home, for In years of full crop more ; than three million bushels go abroad. Yet, the apples kept at home are more than two bushels for every adult and child. We are a nation of apple-eat ers. This fact may not be to our cred it, however, when we remember that , a good part of all these apples are lien Davis and other kinds that a re- ( fined and cultivated taste would not choose for Its dessert. Yet probably half our people never raise an apple; and of the half who do raise them, but a small percentage grows for market; and of those who grow for market, 1 only a part make a profit from the business. Yet there is money in ap- j pie growing.—Country Life In Amen lea. GIFT THAT MADE TROUBLE. Unfortunate Meeting Probably Cause for Family Feud. When the tall lady in the sealskin coat entered the car the Bhort, 'Jolly woman who was sitting near the eaC Instantly became all smiles. It was only a minute before were hard at it, telling all ijbout thel i Christmas gifts. "Changing something?” said the tall one, motioning to a parcel the other held in her lap. "Yes,” was the reply; “something some one sent me, don't know who, and as I don't like It I am going to change It. Isn't it homely? I never wear black, anyway.” and in a second she had uie bundle opened and Its con tents exposed to the eyes of her com panion. The tall lady said never a word for a full moment. Then with a glance that would have frozen boiling water, she remarked, haughtily, *T sent that , to you.” I Parrots as Advertisers. A Loudon Instructor of parrots makes a specialty of training them to be advertisers. They are taught so that whenever they see anyone enter a shop they say, “Have you tried So and-So's 'Milk Porridge?'” or "Hair Restorer?” or whatever the commo- j dity Is. The parrot's cage, bearing a label advertising the patent commo dity, stands on the shop counter, and j the bird "puffs” the article all day I long, for he has been purposely taught nothing else. Some of the mammoth food manufacturing firms have bought several of these advertising parrots, and lend them out to the shops that | puff their particular specialty. Had the Knot Safely Tied. Mr. and Mrs. James Brazis, living nearly Kingfisher, Ok., were married ; three times in the same day, and prob- ! ably hold the record. Then went to Kingfisher to get married and after getting a license were united by the old Probate Judge, S. E. Sanders. The groom thought that perhaps It might be well if J. M. Graham. Probate judge elect, should also perform the cere- \ raony, so Mr. Graham tightened up the nuptial knot. The bride still had a lingering doubt as to the legality or either marriage and the services of a clergyman were called into requisi tion. After the third ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Brazis went home. Peculiarity of the Letter “O.” A firm which was sued in the West minster (England) county court re cently for the price of a sign defended the case on the ground that the “o” in their name was smaller than the other letters. It was proved by measurement, however, that it was a sixteenth of an inch larger, allowance having been made for the fact that, owing to nn optical illusion, the letter “o" always looks smaller than the neighboring letters. Judgment was given for the sign makers. How "Joe” Cannon Chews Gum. Congressman Cannon is not an ha bitual gum chewer, but when he does indulge his performance is simply as tounding. One stick of the stuff lasts him about a couple of minutes, or un til the sweetness has begun to disap pear. Then he throws it away and takes another, so that the ordinary 5- cent package never lasts him more than a quarter of an hour. When it is all gone "Uncle Joe’ generally bites off a fresh chew of tobacco and takes genuine comfort. Women Guard Railroad Crossings. In France there are 15,319 women, employed as gatekeepers at the rail road crossings. They get very small pay, but the railroads provide each one with a house and a small garden patch rent free. These women work every day in the year. They may not leave their posts for a day off. even on Sun days nnd holidays, and their working J days are from fifteen to eighteen hours I long. t High Authority on Art. I Sir John Charles Robinson, one oi the highest living authorities on art. ir, 78. He was born at Nottingham, and there received his earliest educa tion. He studied art in Paris and is an honorary member of nearly all the academies of fine arts In Europe. From I s*•'! to 180*9 he was superintendent of art collections at the South Kensing ton museum and originator, the system j of loan collections whereby works *-.f ! art are circulated throuch the prov- I irces. From 1882 to he was sur- J veyor of pictures to the crown. WOMEN SUFFER. Hard to attend to dally duties with a back that aches like the toothache. A woman's kidneys give her constant trouble. Backache is the first warning of sick kidneys, and should never be neglected. Urinary disorders an noy, embarrass and worry womankind. Dangerous dia- < betes, dropsy and mtuA Bright’s disease are sure to follow If the kidneys are neglected. Read bow to cure the kidneys and keep them well. . Mrs. James Beck of 314 West Whitesboro street, Rome, N. Y., says: “I was troubled with my kidneys for eight or nine years; had much pain in my batk; as time went on 1 could hardly endure it; I could not stand except for a few moments at a time; I grew weak and exhausted; I could not even do light housework, let alone washing and ironing; I cot#ld not stoop or bend; my head ached severely; II was In pain from ray head down to my heels; centering in the kidneys it was a heavy, steady, sickening ache; I could not rest nights, and got up morn ings weak and tired. I thought I was about done for, when I saw Doan's Kidney Pills advertised for kidney complaints, and got them at Broughton & Graves’ drug store. Within a week after commencing their use 1 began to , improve, and from that time on rapidly . grew better. I used five boxes in ail j and was cured. I have recommended Doan's Kidney Pills to many others and my case ought to convince the j most skeptical sufferer to give them a fair trial." A FREE TRIAL of this great kidney j medicine, which cured Mrs. James j Beck, will be mailed on application to | any part of the United States. Ad-. dress FoHter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by all druggists. Price, 50 cents per box. Germans Will Leave Russia. A thousand families of German col onists in Russia, especially in the south and west, are preparing to em igrate. A recent enactment forbids a German colonist to buy more than 15" acres of land, although Russians and Poles in the same neighborhood may buy without limit. If smoking interferes with your work, ••quit working”—and smoke Baxters Bullhead—C-cent cigar. It Is best to take time by the forelock but most of us are fortunate when vt can grab hold of the back hair and hang on for keeps. Plao's Cura la the best medicine we ever used for all affections or the throat end lungs.—Wm. O. EaDSLXT. Vanburen. Jnd.. Feb. 10. 1900. Invalids should be sent to Md. and 1 tramps to Wash. Send all the pretty girle to Me. Mrs. Winslow’s 'teething Syran. For children teething, soften* tne gum*, re Pices l» datamation, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25t a bottle. Many a woman has discovered by ex- Cerlence that a rich man may be a poor , usband. Stops the Cough anil Works Off the <k>ltl Laxative BromoQuiniueTablets. Trice2sc. First Tramp—The richest man In Amer ica Is baldheqd'd and .has dyspepsia Second Tramp—Here’s our chant •-. You sell him your hair and I’ll do his atln’ fer ’lm. Bullhead 6-cent cigar. If you have smoked one you know how good they are. If you have not. try one. Man proposes and woman sues him for breach of promise. r (f THE CHILDREN ENJOY %% •:. I w ife out of doors and out of the games which they play and the enjoy 'j-ii - 1 V; .. . ment which they receive and the efforts which they make, comes the r""v. greater part of that healthful development which is so essential to their 0?V happiness when grown. When a laxative is needed the remedy which is r l - '/ / given to them to cleanse and sweeten and strengthen the internal organs / f/ on which it acts, should be such as physicians would sanction, because its /* ft/ component parts are known to be wholesome and the remedy itself free from fS.-x'.tj - y Ift every objectionable quality. The one remedy which physicians and parents, A.' - Iff well-informed, approve and recommend and which the little ones enjoy, " Mf because of its pleasant flavor, its gentle action and its beneficial effects, is— a Vte. t| Syrup of Figs—and for the same reason it is the only laxative which should ' be used by fathers and mothers. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy which acts gently, pleasantly and *'< . naturally without griping, irritating, or nauseating and which cleanses the 't'&'vraeu £ system effectually, without producing that constipated habit which results f from t,he use of the old-time cathartics and modern imitations, and against j. \«' v. which the children should be so carefully guarded. If you would have them V. ; grow to manhood and womanhood, strong, healthy and happy, do not give them medicines, when medicines are not needed, and when nature needs ' ,_> ' assistance in the way of a laxative, give them only the simple, pleasant and ' gentle—Syrup of Figs. Its quality is due not only to the excellence of the combination of the A laxative principles of plants with pleasant aromatic syrups and juices, but • vi-' also to our original method of manufacture and as you value the health of 'f« vg the little ones, do not accept any of the substitutes which unscrupulous deal- J ers sometimes offer to increase their profits. The genuine article may be P ; r #» \ \ bought anywhere of all reliable at fifty cents per bottle. Please k \ *'*' to remember, the full name of the Company— 'y --.T;- r CALIFORNIA FIG SYILUP CO. i» printed on s’" Jf-Ct’lV. the front of every pack- f ryVTv’ \ »<!'• In order to Bet its r sVtf\ f''Pr t/?~\ :: ! beneficial eflecta it is al- -A! cLP Must Keep Their Promises. Barnum would have hard sailing down in Mexico. The Latin races do not have the love for humbugs that is characteristic of Anglo-Saxons. If the American is "bilked” he enjoys seeing his neighbor go against the same game but that is not true of a Mexican. If a man advertises an attraction that fails to produce it exactly as adver tised he gets into serious trouble in Mexico. Theater-goers insist on hav ! ing all performances up to specifica j tions and go out of their way to see > the managers punished who attempt to i defraud the public. The sphere of the ' press agent is limited in that country. Many managers who are not familiar with the customs and laws of Mexico have found themselves behind the bars because they posted paper picturing acts which were not reproduced faith fully. Any one can dye with PUTNAM FADELESS DYE; no experience re quired. Hereafter when there Is a "rumor In the air" Marconi will be pretty sure to grab it. "Mild?" Well. I should say so—Bax ters Bullhead 6c cigar. Smoke as many a m you like, they won't hurt you. "Don't you think the office should seek the man?" ’yen." the candidate an swered; "It would save me a tremendous amount of work and worry If It would.” Deafness Cannot Da Cared by local applications, ar. they cannot reach the 3isea-ed portion of the ear. There Is only one wav to cun-deafness, and that Is by consti tutional remedies. l>cafness is caused by an Inflamed condition of the macu.i lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect bear ing. and when It Is entirely closed deafness Is the result, and unless the Inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to Its normal | condition, hearing will be destroyed forever : nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an Inflamed condition of I the mucus surfaces. Wo will give One Hundred Dollars for any case 1 of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure, JfeDd for circulars, free. “ F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, a Sold byDruggists. 75c. Hall'a Family Pill* are the best "Men live longer out here than In the I crowded cities, don’t you think so?" 1 "Wall, stranger." replied Rattlesnake Pete, "that very often depends on how quick they air with a gun." NOT A FISH STORY. Baxter's Bullhead cigar as as good a to smoke aa you can And. Biggs—What sort of a meal Is a meal "a la carte " Jlggs—l s'pose It means that a feller gits a cartload. CITS t*artnanenllv Cured. >oflta <.r nervousness aftat Oral iiar • u«e of Dr. Kline a Great .Nerve Restorer, send tor FIIF.K *4.00 trial pottle end treatise. Uu. It. 11. Klinb. Ltd..SCI Aren St.. Philadelphia. Fa A combination of the leading barrel makers has been effected and an effort will be made to recooperate the buslnuss along Its lines. Rheumatism Positively Cured. A simple remedy which renders the dis ease impossible, and as unfailing as fate In Its cure. Send at once 25 cents for rec ipe. Prescription Co.. Box 253. Denver. A man named Bird has been sentenced to the penitentiary. The Jury found that he had been a rob'ln’. DR. COFFEE Discovers Remedies That Restore Sight to Blind People. Dr. W. O. Coffee, a noted oculist. 300 Good Block. lies Moines, lowa, has discovered med icines for the eyes that people can use at home and cure Cataracts. Scums, Granulated Lids, Ulcers or Blindness and restore sight. Dr. Coffee has published an N>t»a*re book on Eye Diseases which he will send Free to every reader of this paper. This book tells bow to prevent old sight and make weak eyes strong. Write Dr. Coffee today for his book. He—l am afraid I have made an awful big fool of mys*-lf over you. She —Yes. you have fulfilled my utmost expecta tions. It's because of their true merit that so many smokers prefer Baxter’s Bull head 5-cent cigar. First Hunter—l can shoot more crows than you. Second Hunter—You always could boat me crowing. Don’t wait until your sufferings have driven you to despair, witn your nerves all shattered arud your courage gone. Help and happiness surely awaits you if you accept Mrs. Pinkham’s advice. Disease makes women nervous, Irritable, and easily annoyed by children and household duties; such women need the counsel and help of a woman who understands the peculiar troubles of her sex; that woman is Mrs. Pinkham, who with her famous medicine, Lydia E. Pinkhmn’s Vegetable Compound, have restored more sick and dis couraged women to health and happiness than any other one person. Her address is Lynn, Mass., and her advice is free. Write today, do not wait. TVill not the volumes of letters from women who have been made strong by Lydia E. Pinkliam’s Vegetable Compound con vince others of the virtues of this great medicine? When a medicine has been successful in more than a million cases, is it justice to yourself to say, without trying it, “I do not believe it would help me ? " Surely you cannot wish to remain weak and sick and dis couraged, exhausted with each day’s work. If you have some de rangement of the feminine organism try Lydia E. I* ink ham's Vegetable Compound. It will surely help you. Mrs. Emilie Seering, 174 St. Ann’s Ave., New York City, writes: M Dear Mrs. Pevkuam:— lf women who are always blue and depressed and nervous would take Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound they would find it the medi cine they need to bring them to a more cheerful Afjframe of mind. I was terribly worried and downcast, and was thin and bloodless. My back ached all the time, no matter how hard I tried to forget lit or change my position to ease it. and the pain at the IV base of mv brain was so had that I sometimes W thought that I would grow crazy ; I had the blues so Ip much and was always so depressed I could not seem ' iC to shake them off ; half of the time 1 did not seem to have lhe coura £ e to do nay wor k : everything seemed to go wrong with me. and I was always worrying and fearing the worst. I began to ■ take Lydia E. Pinkbam’s Vegetable Coiu ( \ pound. After the first few doses a load seemed ( * —* lifted from my shoulders, I felt better in every way. The blues left me and my head stopped aching; before long my hack was better too, and I looked younger and stronger I took six bottles in all, and it is with thankfulness that I acknowledge that my present good health is due to the use of Lydia E. Pinkbam’s Vegetable Compound.'* FREE MEDICAL ADVICE TO WOMEN. If there is anything in your case about which you would like special advice, write freely to Mrs. Pinkham. No man will see your letter. She can surely help you, for no person in America lias such a wide experience in treating female ills as slie has had. She has helped hundreds of thousands of w'oincn back to health. Her address is Lynn, Mass., and her advice is free. You are very fool ish if you do not accept her kind Invitation. ocnnn FORFEIT If W#«»nn#t forthwith prodoeo the original letter and signature of ASIIIIIII shove testimonial, which will prove its absolute genuineness. yUUUU Lydia E Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, Maas. _Denver Directory. Denver tent I WtUu//F9 AND awn,ng c °-1 Flaift. l!;imn:oeks, Ore Sa-i I B|n|iXUD|l I OXFORD HOTEL "SWSS'KiSSSf* Strictly Plrat-olasa, Popular Prices. U. H. Uoru,Mgr. DENVER NORMAL lual, Kindergarten and Com luarcial Lourwa IM> Oleuarm. KHKD DICK. Prm. BANK, OFFICE, BAR «i Mantels, wic. Write J. P. Paulson. 1831 Whim, Denver Financial Contract Security Co. We pay 6 per cent. Interest. DEPOSIT BY MAIL. TRUNKS TRUNKS.'TRUNKS. Write for 111 CD I null no catalog. The A. E. MEEK TRUNK k RAO CO., 16th and Lawrence sta., Denver, Cola, . Beardless Barley Witl MB u , Pr.xllaallT prollif, KjJi yielding for Mr j.E. Wells, BUM Orleans Co. N Y .111 bu per WfWMm uSlfln *cr» l>oe» well ov’rTwh're MTCB 2 ° th Oats MB jB The oat marvel,producing MfLeS HreaVMvMEjl "° to 500 hus. per acre. Mm WyMlis Th ,® U. 8. Ac. Department If ■ calls Sailer's Seed Oats the ls^yM BHiIIWbHi bc * t - That Pay. mlm Oolden Cats Corn. || A mVUBDHV,, < No wjsoo bushels per acres HUB truly a wonderful variety. HbC Macaroni Wheat. H|H Greatest wheat on earth SJB BRTV iMBw/I for “’■l' l . ry I hot soils yields 8.1 bus. per sere, la- ■ 1 I'* v. j, t r r i ! ,y / tro.luoed by U.S. Dept. offlM ■ EvvUvsSbSkMS Agrlcultur * It's a wonder. „ Spelt*. fffl jCTtvJjßf Greatest cereal food on H|NW VIBUD nrth- SI hu« (ralu soil « ■ SAB /IVJB’ tons magultlcent hay par ■vbTsJfJbEy acro ‘ T “ at p »y. HraEf Bmb Victoria Rape MWP3 makes It possible to hogs, sheep and cattle >t|Ba KBHinM a cost or but lea lb. Mar-MBS* ■nRQUIiflKy Velouslr rrollflc. does well ererr slicraTUt Pays- Bromus Inarmls ISM lußM^nß( thl ' and Billion Dollar DB^nUaVjGrass are tha two mortsSffl wonderful Brasses of the BHoM XI H pro-I^^B§§ SS§j§ dueesC tonsr.nd Billion S iMtsA/l’ Grass 11 tons of hay and 888 fsßfßl lots ana lota of pasturage per acre Orowa wherever soil Is found. IMBU Potatoes. SblPci] 99. BO and up a barrel. 1,000.000 bus, elt-gantsaed. BHga , *lO.OO for too. Efifiia DB jBIHb W o wish you to try our HM nHßutrreat farm seeds, hence BBH WMB offer to send 10 farm seed HV XWAHB samples. Macaroni Wheat, VVifd Mrn S/mmmm Teosinte. Rape. Olant BBSS] Clover.Spelts. etc.. < worth BoOTll *lO to (ret a start) with our UKtlfl rr.at catalog.for 10c po.ta«e. MK«|