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Story of a Great Tree.
A. history of one of the sequoias of California, as shown when It was cut for lumber, is given by a United States senator. It was but fifteen feet in diameter, while many of them are twice that size. In 245 A. D.. when it was 516 years of age. a forest fire burned on its trunk a scar three feet .in width. After 1.196 years of placid life, in another lire, in 1141 A. I)., the tree, aged 1.712. received another injury. Another sear followed In 1580 and was not covered with new tissue for fifty-six years. The worst attack of all was in 1787. when the tree, then 2.068 years of age. was attacked by a fire which left a scar eighteen feet wide, reduced by 1890. in 103 years, to fourteen feet. Only ten isolated groves of these trees remain and only one grove is protect ed by government ownership. The Feeble Live Longest. According to Professor Mosso. we are able to live longer the more our nerves are enfeebled. The less robust a person is. he points out. the more able he is to resist the ravages of time and disease. That Acid Trouble. Colusa. Cal.. April 18th.—Much has been said and written recently about Uric Acid in the system; what causes It and how to get rid of it. It is known to be the first cause of Rheu matism and many other diseases and has therefore received a great deal of attention from medical men. Mr. I*. F. Moulton of this place claims that he has solved the prob lem of how to get this acid out of tho cystem. He says: “I had this acid trouble myself for years. At times the Kidney secre tions would bo very profuse and at other times scant, but the acid was always my greatest trouble. Medicine failed to cure me till at last I heard of a remedy called Dodd's Kidney Pills and after taking a box I seemed to be entirely cured. However, it came back on me and this time I took several boxes, with tho result that I was completely and permanently cured. This was three years ago and I have not had a single symptom of the acid trouble since. I am 75 years of age and I am well as ever I was.” Some women are not half so bad aa they are painted. housekeeper should know that If they will buy Defiance Cold Water Starch for laundry use they will save not only time, because it never sticks to the iron, but because each package contains 1C oz.—one full IMMind —while all other Cold Water Starches are put up in %-pound pack ages. and the price is the same. 10 cents. Then again because Defiance Starch is free from all injur.ous chem icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a 32-oz. package it is because he has a stock on hand which he wishes to dispose of before he puts in Defiance. He knows that Defiance Starch has printed on every package lu large let ters and figures "16 ozs.” Demand Defiance and save much time ana money and the annoyance of the iron sticking. Defiance never sticks. When a mine promoter lets you in on the “ground floor"—well, you’re pretty likely to be floored. Mother Cray** Sweet Pomlrri for Children. Successfully used by Mother Gray, nurse in the Children's Home in New York, euro Constipation. Feverishness. Had Stomach, Teething Disorders, move and regulate the Bowels and Destroy Worms. Over 30.0 X) testimonials. At all druggists. 25c. Sample FKEii. Address A.S. Olmsted, Le Roy.N. Y. “Will you marry me. darling?" asked the vi.umr man in the parlor scene. "Sir.'' rejoined his fair companion, “tills is leap year and you stiould know that In mat ters of this kind i Kentleinan should wait until lie is asked. ‘ The Best Results in Starching can Ik* obtained only by using Defiance Starch, besides getting 4 oz. more for sauio mom v—no cooking required. Professor The word "petroleum” means rock oil. Student—l thought it meant Rockefeller. I. X. L. Lead. Always a little (letter than any other lead on the market. Ask vour dealer or write us The I luinphrey-Jones Mir. Co.. Arapahoe St.. Denver. Colo. "I*n vou think that T could Improve those doughnuts'."' "Well—ah -you might make the hole In the doughnut the whole of the doughnut." As Good As Greeley. Colorado farmers who want to own land where they can make as much money raising potatoes and Held peas as on a t«rev ley farm. should find out this sprhig about Romeo, the new settlement In the San I.uls Valley. Cnnelos County Land .V Investment Company. Zeph. i'has Kelt, president. 61G Majestic build ing. Denver. Colorado. "Does Dudelelgh part his hair in the middle*" "Yes; but he always parts It with a towel." MEXICAN Mustang Liniment cur es SpruinH und Straius. CCCnC All kinds. Send tor seed catalogue. SfcEDS A. CAROLINA POPLAR the beautiful, rapid-grown, urna- :u-nt il tree, rot-net !u gr. ->» ih. with 9UHK large. «l >»H., p-sreen leatsi. Price Jlo up. "•• have a Nurseries every ftIMJUfWfSf ’ r of t.e-, mil smut) sultuMn for plnnUiig tu the West. Come uud M see lor y out self. KKKK CAT At.OU KK iN TKKNATIONAL NUKsEKIES 1670 Gray street. North Urnvtr. Coin. (~«* Street Car. Phone Main CSoi Ey« Water GULLIFORD ACADEMY. BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. Highly recommended. Write for Catalogue and ref cores p. MISS GULLIFORD, Principal. 530 Lake Avenue. - PUEBLO. COLO. BEGGS’BLOOD PURIFIER CURES catarrh of the stomach. Bones as Sound Conductors. It appears that the human bones An* ready conductors of sound, and a knowledge of this character now re ceives practical attention by the em ployment of the tuning fork to deter mine the extent and nature of frac tures. If there Is no fracture, then the boil of the stethoscope distinctly conveys the note from the fork; if there is fracture, then the continu ity is broken and the sound Is not heart! at all. Mixed Metaphor. A celebrated Irish judge once pass ed sentence In the following manner. The prisoner was a butler, who had been convicted of stealing his mas ter's wine: "Dead to every claim of natural afTectlon. blind to your own real Interests, you have hurst through all the restraints of religion and mor ality. and have for many years been feathering your own nest with your master's bottles." Peruvian Minerals. Peru is one of the richest countries of the world in minerals of all kinds —gold, silver, copper, mercury, iron, lead, sulphur, coal. salt, petroleum, etc., being found in great abundance — and it only requires the action of capi tal and labor to make the republic ns renowned for its wealth as California. Australia or South Africa, says the United States consul at Callao. Boer War Losses. This is the official statement of Brit ish losses in the Boer war: Number of officers killed, 719; deaths from enter ic fever. 183; from other diseases, 223. The number of warrant officers, non commissioned officers and men who were killed or died from wounds. 6.5C3; deaths from enteric. 7,807, anu from other diseases, 4,926. Gruesome Violin. A violin owned by a resident In North London consists of the greater part of a human skull, over which is stretched a piece of sheepskin, acting as the sound-hoard. T’io finger board is formed of a human thigh-bone, whilst tho pegs were once the small bones of the hand of a South African native. To Keep Flowers Fresh. Put them into lukewarm water as soon as possible after gathering them, and before arranging In vases, cut the ends of the stalks horizontally, and add a pinch of salt to each vase. This will, if fresh water is added and tho stalks cut daily, prolong the 11? * of the flowers indefinitely. Nutrition in Banana. The banana possesses all the essen tials to the sustenance of life. OF wheat alone, or potatoes; alone, this cannot be said. When taken as u steady diet the banana is cooked— baked dry in the green state, pulped and boiled in water as a soup or cut in slices and fried. Greek Church Ranks Second. The Greek church is the largest Christian organization, except that of Rome, from which it seceded. It would rank third, however, if the Protestant churches were united. Its political importance depends upon the fact that the Czar is its head. Traced to Its Origin. A correspondent wants to know the origin of the saying "Cheer up; the worst is yet to come.” We are not certain, but believe it was first used as a motto by the editors of the comic supplements ot the Sunday papers.— Washington Post. Thoroughness. Whatever a youth undertakes to learn, he should not be suffered to leave it until lie can reach his arms round It and clench his hands on the other side. Thus he will learn the habit of thoroughness.—Smiles. American Trade With Italy. The United States has the lead ns exporters to Italy of cotton oil. heavy mineral oil. petroleum and solid paraf fin, and encounters no competition. The same might be said for tobacco. Municipal Expenses Are Small. The budget of the 709 towns in European Russia aggregates but half as much as the budget of Beylin, or one-fourth as much as that of Greater New York. Salt of First Importance. Salt is a most excellent preventive of disease. Men attending the pans in salt works are never known to have cholera, smallpox, scarlet fever or in fluenza. Swallow's Appetite for Flies. Among the many things ascribed to the swallow is the assertion now made by naturalists that a “healthy” one can swallow 6,000 flies a day. Electric Light Ranks First. Of all known illuminants. electric light is easily first from the hygienic standpoint, since its light is produced without sensible combustion. Or His Father That He's Coming In. The only time a boy doesn’t slam the door is when he doesn’t want his mother to know he Is going out. — Atchison Globe. Use American Engines. American locomotives are used on the Ynfa-Jerusalem railway, although it is owned by Frenchmen. Strength of Spiders and Lions. In proportion to their size spiders are seven times stronger than lions. Diet of Wrecked Men. "The hardest fare that six strong men and a boy of 16 ever kept alive on was the daily menu of the Wind over's survivers. who were cast up on the Irish coast near Kilsegg. They lived for sixteen days on stewed rope yarn. without a crumb of anything else to help digest it. except water; and. though it made them ill, they kept alive on it, and did not waste away very much,” says a writer in Answers. Coffee Cultivation in Mexico. The cultivation of coffee has been attempted in the Mesa de Coroneles. forty miles from Tuxparn, Mexico, at an elevation of 800 to 1.000 feet above the sea level, but only in rare in stances has it been satisfactory, although the few who have succeeded claim that it is of superior quality, and sells from two to three cents a pound more than the grade In other and .lower sections of Mexico. Motherhood. Growing children will keep any proper woman young in spirit and in mind, will retard the development of that sour yet complacent cynicism which curses old age both for one's seif and for those about one. The woman—the rich sort of woman— who lias children drinks every day a deep draught at the fountain of eternal youth.—Exchange. Japanese Will Grow Taller. It is predicted that in a generation or two the Japanese will be as tall as the average European or American. The Japanese spine is as long as ours. The shortness of leg is due to the now abandoned habit of sitting upon the ankles, by which the arteries were "kicked” and the growing bones deprived of proper nourishment. Rodents for Food. In an article on the eating of rats and mice the London Medical Press asserts that, "apart from prejudice, there is no particular reason why we should not feed on our domestic ro dents.” The editor seems to have the courage of his convictions, for be adds: "Their flesh is delicate ami Pays for Adulterating Sweets. A grocer in Liverpool. England, was recently fined $25 and costs for selling marmalade containing over five grains of salicylic acid a pound. The offense was held to lie aggravated by the fact that properly made marmalade will keep for years without the addition of a single preservative. Two Good Rules. There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart— never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you fee! that it Is absolutely necessary and that God is listening while you tell It. Slaughter of Magpies. A Berlin firm his sent to Moscow ay order for the immediate supply of 80- 000 magpies, which will be shot to provide trimmings for women’s hats. Agriculturists deplore this wholesale slaughter of “birds which feed largely on noxious insects.” A Beauty Nightcap. The best beauty nightcap Is hot milk. This, il slowly sipped, helps to nourish the skin and to banish wrin kles. But remember, milk should not be taken after a heavy late supper or dinner, or indigestion will probably follow. Tourists in Italy. It is estimated that over $96,500,000 is spent annually in Italy by tourists and in remittances from Italian emi grants. The revenue of the govern ment in 1902-03 exceeded the expen ditures by nearly $13,500,000. Uncover Pompeiian Kitchen. In the kitchen of a house recently unearthed at Pompeii was found a fireplace with a kettle on its grate just as It was left by some Pompeiian housewife over 1,800 years ago. "Mary Had a Little Lamb. "Mary Had a Little Lamb” was written by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale in 1830 while editor of the Ladies’ Magazine, ami printed in a little book of poems for children. Drink Fills Asylum. Tho ravages of drink in Edinburgh have, it appears, reached the worst proportion ever known in %he expe rlence of the Edinburgh Lunatic Asy lum. Employment of Russians. Ix’ss than 3.000,000 of Russia's 131.- 000.000 inhabitants are employed in manufactures and the greater part of their work is on government orders. Christian Endeavorers in India. It is claimed that the Christian En deavor movement has been of more value to young Christian life In India than it has in America. First Central Lighting Station. The first central station for incan descent lighting was built by the Edi son company on Holborn viaduct ,Lon don, in 1882. Russia's Educational Budget. Russia devotes twenty cents a head to education. This is but half of ono per cent of her total budget. Indelible Ink. The basis of most indelible ini;a lJ the ordinary nitrate of silver Insist on Getting It. Rome grocers Rav they don't keep De fiance Starch. This is because they have a stock on band of other brands containing only 12 oz. in a package, which they won't bo able to sell first, because Defiance con tains 10 oz. for the same money. Do you want 10 oz. instead of 12 oz. for same money ( Then buy Dctiaucu Starch. Requires no cooking. "Did you ever have your picture in a newspaper? ' "No; but I expect to. One of my wife's second cousins has just applied for a divorce.” Ask Your Dealer For Allen's Foot-Ease, A powder. It rests the feet. Cures Corns, Bunions. Swollen, Sore. Hot,Callous. Aching Sweating Feet and Ingrowing Nails. Allen's Foot-Ease makes new or tight shoes easy. At all Druggists and Shoe stores, 25 cents. Ac cept no substitute. Sample mailed Frits. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. With the* exception of the girl’s father and tho dog, all the world tol erates a lover. Wiggle- Stick LAUNDRY BLUE Won’t spill, break, freeze nor spot clothes. Costs 10 cents uud equals 20 cents worth of any other bluing. If your grocer does not !:o».*p it seud 10c for sample to The Laundry Blue Co., 14 Michigan Street, Chicago. A woman isn’t necessarily a thief be cause she books a dress. Old Sofas. Backs of Chairs, etc., can be dved with PUTNAM FADELESS DYES. Some people can put on more a million airs without being mllllonuTtes. LESS THAN ONE FARE. California and Return via Union Pacific. To San Francisco or I.os Angeles and return for only ft". Tickets will la April 24 i.. Mav 2 inclusive. Final return limit June :w. Liberal stop-nv.-rs both colng and returning. Fr* • side trip to Salt Lake City. You can g<» nr return through I’ort ■ Sh i sta Route of O. R. & S. steamer between San Francisco and Fort land, meals and berth on steam er Included), for only Sll extra. Writ** for our special folder. "Los Angeles." l or full Information call on or ad dress i;. It. Griffin. General Agent U. I*. It. It.. Ml 17th St.. Denver. When You Buy Starch buy Defiance and get the best. 16 oz. for 13 cents. Ouce used, always used. The right kind of a girl doesn't need leap, year in her business. Stats or Onto. City of Toledo,) Fi:,*K .1 i MIMV make-. oath that be t* renter par nor of the tlrm of I . .1. Cheney A: Co., doing l-u-mi-—• In ihe * tty of Toledo. < "'inly and Stale »r i.-i.l util Hi.it -I'd tlrm u!l| pay the «uni of (INK ill Nin:i:p PI d.1.A1:- f- r «•:».-:• and every t-a-e ••( < it Aitita t tint l atiDot Iw cureJ liy the me uf Hall » Catabkh i ihe. fkank t , CHENEY. Sworn to tiefon* nin and *ul>iwrll>i*d hi my pres ence. till- tit ti day of peer tuber. A. I>. 1 --*•- ■ A. W. CI.KA.SOX, Notary Public. It ... . Catarrh Cure !« taken Internally *nd art* dir-. : v on t!.<- bl-» <1 anil tinn'-m* surface* of tbe •yxlctn. Si*ud for ti'»tliii--iilnl.». free. K. .1. i HKSKY Ai CO.. Toledo, O. Sold tiv all Drumrl*t>. Tie. Take Hall'* Faintly l*llla forcon«tlp*tlon. An old bachelor says that a man can um i wife bv writing poetry, but to keep her he has to write cheeks. Do Your Clothes Look Yellow? Then use Defiance Starch, it will keep them white—l 6 oz. for 10 cents. Th<* rooster does all the crowing, but it is the hen that lavs the eggs. I. X. L. Lead. Always a little better than any other lead on the market. Ask your dealer <>r write us. Tin* Humphrev-Jones Mer. Co.. P-21 Arapahoe St.. Denver. Colo. The average man either boasts of his U- - • ! health or howls about his aches and pains. Defiance Starch should be in every household, none so good, besides 4 oz. more for 10 cents than any other brand of cold water starch. The successful book agent always stops In the front yard to admire the children there. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. Tor cb 1 : !-• • :i tt—Uilnc. r • .f:.-n-* tin- minx, rclucea In dtti&Rnulou.allajii j.jln,cure j wlu.l colic. iicabottlo. 15-Hur out of debt Is the best thine out. T do not believe Plso's Cure for Consumption has un equal for couehs anil colds.—John K UoTCit, Trinity Sprint’*. Ind., Fob. .5, l»oa In spite of her sex the female elephant loesn t require a lurner trunk than the male. All Up to Date Housekeepers use Defiance Cold Water Starch, because it is letter, and 4 oz. more of it for same money. A Kansas (taper tells of a collision "bo tween ■' freight train and a heavllv-loudwd ■: ■ ' ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP* WELL WITHOUT SLEEP. This is really a very serious and dangerous condition to be in. Perfect rest is sleep. Do not take medicines. Any remedy for insomnia may bridge you over for a time, but in the end will wreck the nervous system and shorten life. Only useful in emergency cases in the hands of an intelligent phy sician. Take plenty of outdoor exercise, avoid excitement, be regular in habits and take a saucer of D* PRICE'S WHEAT FLAKE CELERY FOOD at bedtime, in its natural state or with cream, milk and sugar, which will make a refreshing sleep a possibility and regulate the bowels. Palatable—Nutritious —Easy of Digestion and Ready to Eat Dr. Trice, the creator of Dr. Price's Cream Bakin* Powder and Delicious Flavoring Extracts. A cook book containing 76 excellent receipts for using tho Food mailed free to any address PRICE CEREAL FOOD CO. ** CHICAGO. “PE-RU-NA TONES UP THE SYSTEM . IF TAKEN IN THE SPRING.” • SAYS THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG CIRL. MISS MARJORY HAMPTON. OF NEW YORK. | I Miss Marjory Hampton, 2616 Third Avenue, New York City, writes: I •*Peruna is a fine medicine to take any season of the year. ♦ Taken in the spring it tones up the system and acts as a tonic , I strengthening me more than a vacation, in the fall and winter ? | i have found that it cures colds and catarrh and also find that ft | * is invaluable to keep the bowels regular, acting as a gentle stimu- I J lant on the system, in fact, / consider it a whole medicine t * chest.—Miss Marjory Hampton. J PURE BLOOD. Blood Impurities of Springtime— Cause, Prevention and Cure. Dr. Hartman's medical lectures are eagerly scanned by many thousand rudders. One of the most timely and interest ing lectures he ever delivered was his recent lecture on the blood impurities of spring. The doctor said in substance that every spring the blood is loaded with the effete accumulations of winter, de ranging the digestion, producing slug gishness of the liver, overtaxing the kidneys, interfering with the action of the bowels and the proper circulation of the blood. This condition of things produces what Is popularly known as spring fever, spring malaria, nervous exhaus tion. that tired feeling, blood thicken ing and many other names. Sometimes the victim is bilious, dys peptic and constipated; sometimes ho is weak, nervous and depressed; and W- ■ •f\-»; M -fc PLUCK WINS—II ALWAYSwins. §1 111 Cfl I■■ B l|l I m'Vi* li:i-l t-l-Kk v.-.r« a-'-i t-> j>tit -ut »b*o ■ 1111 If II I M Mil 881 1 . f lilt* ly ru.-r house punt "ii 11 w .n. Mill W Mil 1# ■■ ■ awit Man-lvtbl* U cst.ru cllnmti-.aml woh.vo pluck i J.lJJjyjTjJj cnougbl" guarantee It. A«k y<>ur<tralrrf<>rlt.and 1111 «Tltouafor»peclalcolortle»litn(oryourbou»o— -tnc. Lincoln Paint & Color Co., Lincoln, Nebr. THE BEST POMMEL SLICKER „ IN THE .WORLD Jmm Wii i XilV/'all ail our waterproof Liu// 4 J )[il ~ coots, suit j and hats - - ii** for all Kinds cf wet work, it is often imitated but for 3»Lt cr.LL — RELIABLE DEALER}. b,acK f r OlCifS (Jr I riu rl jn. accoMnwyiu* limta ic*>.to<m \V. N. I\—DENVER.—NO. 17.—1904. When Answering Advertisements Kindly Mention This Paper. again he may have eruptions, swell ings and other blood humors. Which ever it Is, the cause is the same—ef fete accumulations in the blood. Nothing is more certain within the whole range of medical science than that a course of Peruna in early spring time will perfectly and effectually pre vent or euro this almost universal af fection. Everybody feels it in some degree. A great majority are disturbed con siderably. while a large per cent of the human family are made very misera ble by this condition every spring. Peruna will prevent it if taken In time. Peruna will cure it if taken as di rected. Peruna Is the Ideal spring medicine of the medical profession. If you do not derive prompt and sat isfactory results from the use of Pe runa, write at once to I)r. Hart man, giving a full statement of your case, and he will be pleased to give you his valuable advice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman. President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio. W. L. DOUGLAS 34.00, 53.50, 53.00, S2.SO MADE SHOES the E &orld. W. Douglas shoes / are worn by more fr w. men than any other j© make. The reason is, they hold their fv shape,titbetter,wear ptAffo fy longer, and have %RSNfcL A greater intrinsic 1 value than any ' Look for niimi- unit prl<-<* on l»ot(«m. Dougin* tt»ck Comim OnltoUiii. which I* c*v*ry where oi»iw**«lt*«l t ob«*l lu* tln«**t Patent Leat her yet pm«l uml, Fast Co or L yrlets used. Situ*-, hr limit.<-*tit» rxtr*. Write for t'Atnlnif. W. 1.. DOItiLAK, Hrocktou, Man*. NEW PENSION LAWS FREE Apply to NATHAN HICKKOKD, 014 F Bt, Wu*hiugton, D. V.