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| Miners Work and live, p ¥OST people going for the first time Into the region of the great anthracite mines would at once put the mine workers and their families In a class apart frolii the ordinary human beings, writes I*.-nil I .at ike. in the De troit Free Press. The newspaper ac counts have paved the way for this, and (ho appearance of the men and Itoyz la their working outfit clinches the Impression. ‘No other body of laborers In the world carry such strong external evidences of their vo cation. From the top of their heads, where their mining lamps dare from the peaks of their queer shaped caps, to their feet, shod with great, grimy, thick-soled, clamping boots, the mine workers bear the obtrusive stamp of their trade. They look uncanny, fierce. Take the most mild mannered and In offensive little man that lives, clothe him In tho miners' regalia, let him hammer for eight or feu hours under ground, and ho will oomo up a fear some object. The most courageous woman from tho outside world would run from such a man at the least demonstration. Should she unexpect edly meet him at dark on a lonely road, having never seen a miner Itefore, she would probably have an attack of hysteria. Tho faces of the men are hard and warned and sallow, and, thick with coal dust, they are almost less Ilian human to the unaccustomed gaze. Their eyes are outlined with crows! feet, no matter how young they may be. and they have a peculiar squinting look, dun to their constant working In the half gloom of the coal tunnels. It Is recorded of some of the mules that pull coal ears In the mines, that, hav ing worked for years under ground without once coming up, they have gone Instantly blind, on being exposed to the daylight. In a measure It Is so with the men :nd hoys who spend their working hours day after day underground. The daylight gives them an uncomfortable sensation, and they acquire the habit of screwing up their eyes that finally affects nil the muscles of the face. It Is owing to these clrotigly marked peculiarities that the mine workers ONE OF THE COMPANY STOBKS. are put down at first by newspaper correspondents and writers In the dis trict ns something apart. Even the trained observer requires some lime to accustom himself to tltolr striking appearance and to realize that after all these men arc like other men. uud that their women, though they have absorbed many of the characteristics of tho men. are like other women. It Is not until he has spent a little time among the miners that he comes to re gard them as ordinary Workmen. On a Sunday or holiday with the grime washed off their faces, their mining lamps hung away, their worklug clothes removed, the men look an en tirely different lot of human beings. Then It Is only by their crows’ feet and the paleness of their skins, due to their underground life, that they are to be recognized. The first time I ever saw a considerable body of the miners together was n Sunday mass meeting before the big strike was called. I was amazed at tho unlike ness to their pictured appearance. For all that any one could have told the mass meeting might have been at Cooper Union in New York. The only difference was that most of the men —and women, too, for there were lots of women In the crowd—were much letter dressed than the crowd that turn out at Cooiicr Union mass meet ings. If the miners and mine loiterers were engaged In work of an ordinary char acter, no one would think of putting them down as being underpaid ns a class. Compared with other forms uf work, mining, even lu Its highest form. Is little more than unskilled labor, and the scale of prices may seem high. But lu determining the earnings of miners as compared with the earnings of other laborers, a num ber of things arc to be taken Into con sideration. The character of their work Is extra hazardous. Every time a man goes down the shaft he puts himself at the mercy of all sorts of dangers over which he has no control. Cos explosions, n “squeeze,” the fall ing of a mass of coal, and u dozeu jother things menace his life every mo ment that he Is underground. And so shrewdly have the operators managed that the financial penalty for an ac cident never fulls on them. In almost any other pursuit lu which an em ploye Is killed bis family has a chance of claiming damages. In the coal mines no on* ever dreams of putting In such a claim as a legal right Many diligent Inquiries 1 made to find a case where a coal operator had been' *- BBOCP OP BREAKER BOYS AT THE MOUTH OP A COLLIERY INCLINE. mulcted In damages, lor Injury and voyage laats twenty-one days, but the logs of life, but none could be found, course la through the South Sen I*l - was n hn*y story thnt uu un- and*, which account* for lit rearm knotvg operator hail once paid Uto Wane* to rlrtr navigation, family of an unknown driver boy. who was killed, $75. But this case could not be traced within tho time %t the ordinary man's disposal. Most of the operators make some sort of repara tion by furnishing special employment abont the works to the men crippled In their employ, and where the father Is killed a place Is generally found far the hoys If there are any In the family. But such a thing as a cash settlement Is never dreamed of. The little chance that the miners had lu this direction was skillfully taken from them by a piece of legis lation that, was passed, “In the lEter • of miners” and that was hailed typical Hoot "of I vii OmsU. V PEMhSyLvAmA with Joy by lit* men at that time. This was the creation of county ex amining hoards, lo insure miners' licenses. Without such license no man can mine real. The men foolish ly thought that this would protect them from unskilled competition, and especially from Ihc competition of the foreigners that were ismrlng Into the region. They soon found, however, that the protection didn’t protect. Tho county 1 wards are paid a fee for each license they Issue. Naturally reunty polltlelans are not going to work against their own polities by refusing licenses to men prcimred to pay for the, luxury. So the “IL'euse" has de generated Into a farce. In so far as It servos as a protection against emu petition, ami danger from the presence of poor workmen. But for the operat ing companies the measure has proved a great thing. By employing only “licensed” miners they are released legally from all responsibility for ac cidents. If a miner Is hurled tinder tons of coal and rock when he is nt work, the fault Is his own. If the la- Itorer working nt his side Is also kilted, the laborer's relatives may look to the family of Ihc "licensed” miner for damages, but not to the operator. It there Is an explosion of gas. the miner In whose chamber It occurs Is the re tqxiusljde party. Tito operator hired him on tho strength of his license, the possession of which presupposes that the man knows all about gas. and how to get away from tho chambers where It lies before It accutmilitlcs In dangerous quantities. Tho "fire I mss" who Inspects the mine every morning fur gas on behalf of the operator warns the miners as A TYPICAL BREAKEB IN THE COAL MIN INO BBOIONH. they go lu when gas may be expected and It. Is up to Iho miners to avoid ex plosions. This is what the “lioeuse” has done for the men. “Mother” Mary Jones, “queen of the mines” and the Idol of the miners, occupies a unique place in the world of labor. This kind-hearted, philan thropic woman Is so loved by the rough delvers of the coal mines In the anthracite regions that with them her word Is tantamount to law. Mrs. Jones Is fifty-six years old, silver haired and lieuutlfnt. Her voice has been sweetly eloquent in lichalf of the workers whose cause she has adopted, and her appeals have won unstinted sympathy for her simple, hard laltorlng friends: She lives at Wilkes bam-. Wheu Women Ar Happy. A woman's Idea of happiness Is be ing rich enough so she can buy a now hat w ithout having her old dress made over, or anew dress without having to get along with the pinnies, of her old hat.—New York Press. From Manila to Australia is like going down a river, for one is out uf sight of land for only two days. The IHcttVor Beala-Warkor., The problems of nutrition are com plicated by climate, habits of living, soelll conventions, occupation and temperament. Passing over in alienee the accusation that certain American cities have “no climate, only weather'* during nearly half the year, It must be reluctantly admitted that, as a rule, the habits of living, tho social sur roundings, and the diet of braln-work ora are rarely adopted to their need*. This Is especially true of professional women who usn their Intellectual fac ulties slmost uninterruptedly for seven hours a day, and whoso homes aro necessarily so far from their offices that nearly two hours more are con sumed In going to ami from them. It Is peculiarly difficult for women so situated to pay such attention to exer cise, hygiene and diet as will Insure good health. As regards diet, the question Is not only what to eat. but what to avoid? Perhaps the wisest course Is to nc- quire accurate Informalimi about the theory of dietetic*. and to use common sense In adjusting thin theory to hull virtual conditions. It in well to know, for Instance, that food a consist of ni trogenous and nun-nitrogenous ele ments, salts and acids, and that the nitrogenous fooda are meat, eggs and all flesh-forming auhatancea wbieh (with (trope are acted on, pri marily, by the (taatrlc Juice lu the ■tomaeh.—Harper's Bazar. Th Woman mil Her Conqunl. There was once a Woman who Suc ceeded In Attachlnit to Herself a very Eligible Young Man. Bhe had Taken tlreat Pains to do tbla, and site waa Very Much Gratified at the Ileault of her iatbora. Ho waa Her Mother. They Walked upon the Pier dally with the Young Man, to Show Him Off. "Kee what my Daughter baa Done for Herself!" ald the Mother. "And .vet It was Nothing to her—she Accom plished It all Very Easily. They are Aa (iood An Engaged. It la Wonder ful how My Daughter Attracts Every body.” . The Other Women Heard this and Keaented It. "If She can Attract him so Easily,” said they, "It wonld be a rity If We could not." And they Set About It with Such Zeal that. In a Few Days the eligible Young Man decided that with Ho Many to Choose Front he need not Make Dp Ills Mind Immediately, and the Wom an's opportunity was Dost. Then her Mother regretted her Premature Satis faction, but It was Too Date. This teaches us that She Doughs Best who Daughs Least.—Harper's Bazar. New Nursery t'arunsel. If (he Invention shown In this Ulus tratlon does not serve to give the children many hours of thorough en joyment then we miss our guess. ,M most every child is ready to ride on a merry-go-round as often as Invited, and with this machine set up In the nursery the Invitation cun be given many times a day without squander lug a nickel. The Inventor’s Intention Is to have one of the older children pro pel the earouael by means of pedals located as shown. The seals are ad justable. in order that children of different ages may be accommodated "DOMBSTIO” MEIIRY-UO- ROUND. and the baskets were for the babies. The vertical (Hist Is pivoted In stand ards secured to tin; ceding and floor, and tliu horizontal arms arc rigidly attached to this central post. Thu pedal shaft Is connected to a shaft parallel to the supporting arm by a chain or cord running over the pulleys, and power Is thus transmitted from the pedals to the inner end of the shaft, where a gear wheel meshes with a toothed disk nl (ached to the standard, the revolution of the shaft driving the machine around. High I.igUta. Weak coffee often nerves a man sufficiently nol lu tip Hie waiter. Other people's blunders either edu cate us or make us mere conceited. Good luck Is simply having the agltlty lu get on a cur 1 hut Is going your way. The cheerful life Is like all other entertainments; we have lo seek it out and pay to get In. We like the people who don't put on too much atyle and (he people who don’t put on too little. When we try to blame other people for our mistakes wc usually get hold of the wrong person. Polite people arc those who listen to us while wc talk about something they have no earthly interest In. It is well occasionally (o put your self In the other man's place,, even If you feel yourself too big lo be a good lit.—Chicago Record. Blind Manage Operators. London workers In the Interest of the blind arc laboring lo establish an Institute for (be practice of massage, or muscular manipulation, which o|s.-iik i up a wide and prod tattle Held to Hie sightless, as owing lo the compensat ing development of the sense of touch the blind o*ecl jit tl)l worls.-Loudon 1 Express. THE ACHIEVEMENTOF THE PESSIMIST He didn’t like the world: " ’Tie cruel, crass,” said he; •‘All men are base or coarse. Unfit to stand with me! “I’ll qnit the crowded waya, I’ll leave the noise and ulrifo I'll seek a hermit’s cave And settle there for life, “My own companionship is all that I shall claim— It only may 1 hold Without a pang of shame.” And so he found a cave And there he hid his face. 'And bade the world farewell—; The thoughtless world and base. At last men learned of this. And, with becoming grace. Admitted that he’d made The world a batter place. PITH AND POINT. “Yes, my daughter plays entirely by ear.” “Well, madame, I enn rec ommend an Intelligent nnrlaf,"—rhlla delphlu Bulletin. Kdlth—“The man I marry must lie a hero of the gridiron.” Ethel—“Hu will be; If there it nny cooking done he’ll have to do It.’’—Judge, .Wife keep* her temper pretty well, Although she does not boast of it; And what she lose*, truth to tell, 1 always get the moat of it. —Philadelphia Record. Mrs. City—“ How uru you getting along without your hired girl?" Mrr. Huburb~“Poorly. I never could work right unless 1 had someone over me.” Penelope—“Mr. Spooner la going to teach me how to sufira.” Perdltn—”! thought you had been taught already.” Penelope "Not by him." Harper’s Bazar. Magistrate—“ Why don't you re form TANARUS" Prisoner—"l hnvou't time.” Magistrate—’“Fortunately, 1 have some at my disposal, I think 1 can spare you six months.” The Girl—“la your novel a novel with a purpose?” The Author—“lt la My purpose la to acquire enough money to buy a tenderloin steak with mushroom*.”— Chicago News, Her mouth wa* not o very large, Yet, in a contidenliul minute. bhe told the dentist that she had Three well developed achcr* ih it. —Baltimore American. “He suggested that poaalbly I might, learn to love him,” said the spluatcr. "Yea, of course,” returned hor dearest friend. “Doubtless he realizes the truth of the saying that ‘one la never too old to learn.'"—Chicago Post. Husplclotia Housekeeper—" Your cof fee la certainty cheap, but how am I tu know that It'a not half beans?” Grocer—'“Easily, madam; no one could afford to sell Ikuuim at the price I'm asking for this coffee.’’—Philadelphia Record. Deacon Goode (to a little girl for merly of hi* Hunday-sebooll—“1 hope. Mary, you are still walking In the straight and narrow way.” Mary ”Dh, dear, no. Deacon Goode. Haven't you heard? We now live on the bou levard.”— Beaton Transcript. Gardener—“l keep this gtm loaded, but It la very seldom 1 dlachnrgo It, 1 call It my magazine rifle." Partner —“Your magazine rifle?” Gardener— " Yea; you see, when imythlng goes Into It there la no telling how long It will tie liefore It come* out.”—Boston Transcript. Llvad In Tin* o( O*or* IV, There died the other day tu England au old lady who bad aoclul experience such as few women enjoy. She Wits nearly 100, for l.ady Mary Snurln wits Ixirn ou April S3. ISOI. She was Iho daughter of the first Karl of Harrow by. and her girlhood day* were punned In tho society of the most brilliant men of (he beginning of the centHPy. She attended George IV.’a coronation 111 182(1 and was one of Ihe conspicuous guests nt the garden party given at Buckingham Palace In 189 T lo cele brate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubi lee, One of the recollections of her yotilh was the arrival of an orderly at her father's house with dispatches announcing the defeat of Napoleon nt Waterloo. Home of her other remin iscence's of that time dealt with the excitement over the Peterloo massa cres, the happonlnga connected with the chartists and the blankcteera and the Cato street conspiracy, which wua formed with the object of killing everybody concerned with the Govern ment, including her own father. It waa tu have been curried out in Iter father’s house. Ho waa to give a din ner lo the members of the Cabinet, and the conspirator* who had heard of It planned tu kill all hla guests and the host as well. At the age of twen ty-seven Lady Mary married Rear-Ad miral Ham-In and her time was still spent in the society of the greatest men and women In England. Bhc saw four EarU of Harrowby In her life, which was happy until the cud. A Queer HoquMt. It has always betfu young Squa Hop’s understanding that be would Inherit “something handsome” when hla un cle, a atudloua and somewhat scholarly man, passed off the stage of action. The uuclc died, and the will was opened. Young Hquullop was, indeed, remem bered. The bulk of hla relative'a meatia was found to have been sunk In annuities, but the aize of the pack age bequeathed to the young man sur prised him. He opened It, examined the contents, and looked It awny from prying eyes. "t hear your nude left you some thing.” said an acquaintance u week or two afterward, meeting him ou tho street. “Yea,” he replied. “My undo left me ten Humannd.” “I congratulate yon. With |IO,OOO n young matt may be considered lo have at least a fair start in life.” “I didn't say dollars. He left me ten thousand chess problems." It was even so. Por many years the old gentleman had lieen making a col lection of such problems, dipping them from the dies* columns of various weekly papers, and ns his most cher ished possession he left It entire to his favorite nephew, a youth who did not know a pawn from a bishop. Life la full of disappointments, and certainly young Squnllop's deserves to be recorded among tho bitter ones.— Youth's Companion. A (Ihlntw Wnldlnz. The rite of marriage In China Is one of much ceremony. The bride Is in no way consulted, but Is sold to the highest bidder for her hand. The cer emonies are six In number, namely: Uniting out the lady’s name, the hour, day and month of her birth, which until the ceremony the husband is not supposed to know; the consultation of the soothsayers as to the prospects of happln*fc: paying the wedding fees, settling the wedding day, and conduct ing the bride to the house of i be bride groom. On the day of this latter, or sixth, ceremony the bride la gorgeously dressed and can-tod to her husband's 'house In a tightly cwneu palanquin, “If you send me anything ‘just as good as Ayer’s,’ I shall send it right back. “ I might afford to experi ment with shoe polish, but I can’t and won’t experiment with the medicine which means sickness or health to me.” J. C. Ayi;k Company, Practical Chenuita, I.owrll, Maai Ayrr'a Saraapirllla Ayci 'i Hair V ijor Ayer'a Pith Ayrr'a Cherry IV.tuiti Ayar’i Ague Cur* Ayer'a Comatons Tough Little Beasts. Two cowboys rode Into Sioux City the other day from Hhmidan, Wyo„ a distance sold to lai about 2,000 mllew. They rode all the way upon their bruneboa for the purpose of letting the Secretary of Agriculture know the power* of endurance o< thoeo little beasts. The speed attained was about twmny udle* a day, but that wa* not no re markable a* the fact that no feed waz carried or obtained for them during the entire trip. Tho bronchos picked up their awn fodder whore they could find Vt along the way, and ait the end of the trip they appear**! a* freeh ns When they st.n t ed. Tlie Secretary’* Idea Ih lo demon strate the advantage the American broncho would be to European cav alry. It la doubtful, however, If the mili tary people of Europe will take kind ly to the bucking broncho of the ffml. They are very fond of large and showy horses In the cavalry ncroe* the water. The Idea of the cavalry there eem* lo be force, both In the men and lieaau. It I* t-ho sword arm of Che service, while with ua It has Isoxime largely a collection of mounted carbineer*. The proud ittvalryman of the (hu man mid French armies would never consent to bestride lhe shaggy ami Iran little bronchos which arc found no tfUclent on our Western plain*. __ i OI'IIHE (HVKN. Pom |g“ OTtfi TMIHK liCiMANTTKI) I>V B BB K . ■_ *,vh*i.ji'ik)hU It It k*hi ■■ Wife Pun. Write 'Jill'-* D _(•*. AM. IU Col.l.til*. ■ B B BBi 881 Mscon, Osurgta IFREE GUN CATALOGUE jK.# 681 Pages. TA ifc ovrriTH, *nrjw, I ENjjKgpF Sewing Machines. LffTaSysCHMELZER ARMS CO., EANAAM OITT. MO, Urgtit B port I ng Goods Houbb In America. HDADCV NEW DISCOVERY;^ \LJ Biv V I O I (|ttik *nd eurne worn Bow* w( tstiiniinala and I (Mays' liMtlunni Dr Na OBKINB BOMB. Bos B. AlUfeU. •. "All the* IIWMtnwMOf Mvlinr BloMTOm.'' t Ik* match )■* p#rfiiin Murray k Lunuan Florida Water TELL THE ADVERTISER von * ms *i.v ßK TISKMF.NT IN THIS PAI’EII -V-N-l! 4(1 1900 liVDftinilQll I*crTi how to Inflnptice others, hull 111 rnUllOWt|);irttmiUir* FutvK on •i>oli<-fttioM, Ail dr** * with ttßiuftC. A, Fbitow, Jrkmm'U*v, AU V* In itmo. Hold by tl rung let h. Cl —.— ■ —--r All Kboald Hnlni. The remarkable number of duallis by drowning prove* that too tunny per son* venture Into water* without knowing how to swim. About 80 per cent of those drowned so far tht* sum mer did not have that knowledge. Thla la all the more wonderful when knowl edge of awimmlUtT may so easily be bad. A person of average physique should be able tp awim several hun dred feet after a dozen lessons. Even weaklings may be taught to swim 2& feet or more without exhausting them selves. There sro dangerous places on the ocean beach, where the sea pull or undertow will sometimes overpower the strongest swimmer. Even on the beaches of the groat lakes there is at times a strong and dangerous under tow, but a knowledge of swimming is within the reach of all. rMltlanalil* J*w*lry. Barrings have become quite the fashion, but they are very small, and, If not In screw form, set very close to tho ear. The only bracelet* pos sible with the long sleeves are those of the loose, flexible kind, with pend ant hearts, charms or other drooping ornaments. Brooches are still of the long pin type, or In Lout* Seize dt ztgnz. with line lattice work eet with tlry gem*. Wo never knew a rann who could Keep a horse looking decent In winter time. Tlic (.'rnude In Dilef. Od the main line of Ihc M. & O. Rail road in Mi**i-Hipm, a distance of 200 mites, there*!* not ft single saloon, while nut of seventy-five counties the trafilc I* driven from sixty. The I nub Is out nt last. The disgrace ful riot nt Akron. Ohio, was caused by the saloon. The negro, we arc told, attributed hi. crime to liquor and said he had been on a spree for a month. Under Hie Influence of Chaplain R. R. Hoe*, a temperance league ba* lieen formed on the receiving flop Wabash at the Charleston navy yard, and 17(1 of the marines and bluejackets have signed the pledge. Plantation Chill Cura is Guaranteed T-1 Cun* v- f M 'P. YR. fnnd.-H Sv Yfi- MerhkHt wWttr Mai T>V lP PHc- .W | SAVE HIS LIFE TO SAVE ANOTHER I Young Mm Drown* After Kncnluo Companion from Death. A ztory of splendid heroism la n youth who gave hi* life to Mtvr Hint of tdi friend cunm from Fraserburgh, in Scotland. The hero of the tory 1. St. John Dirk Ouuyugham. ton of Lieutenant Colonel Dick Cuujngbnui, V. 0„ of the Second Battalion (iordou Highlander*. stationed hi Aldersliot, Young t'uuyngbam and the muster of Salloun (tun of l.ord Sitliouiil left I’hllorth together, and went to the sea to iMttlie. Evidently the lad* were uu. qualntrd with the t lone heron* mu mo of the sands at the imlnt at which they entered the water, for they walked out at once to easy swimming depth, Sud denly both found tbemaeh e in de>t>i> water, a strong nuderounvm Imvlug draw u them Into one of the ninny "pot*” or pools whleh eomilltute the chief danger of the iihu e. To the fed Onuyugliaiu the iliuutloii wax not desje-rutv. but the young mus ter of Salmon wax quickly exhausted and wan ou the point of firlug up the struggle when hie companion, forget (ul of Ida own danger and eager only to save bin friend, devoted all Ida re maining strength to the work of ren eue. After a desperate struggle Cun yughain succmnlad In getting Id* friend Into shallow water, through which the latter dragged blnmelf tu a terribly ex hausted I‘ondJUou tu the beach. Turning to thank his roaencr. the maater *f SaJluun waa horrified to find that be hail disappeared. Frantic with excltomeul, he ran a* faat ua Ida condi tion would |>erndt ti> lomr fishermen who were working no me dielnuee along the lieoeli, but although they loot no time la making search fur the lad no trace of him could be found. ELCCntIU STORMS. Male Muda an IM ami tin ana Cm* Ida CaiWr That* faat. "Perhapa the moat peculiar of the mountain phenomena are the io-ealled electric atonna. There la no precip itation, no lightning, no thunder, and uaually no wind. Nothing to be heard and nothing to be aeenexcept the gath ering clouda. But much may he felt. 'Everything la charged with the elec tric fluid; the earth, the air, the very atone* and tree*, and even human be ing* art full of It. A mining engineer, vlaltiug a tunnel located on a moun tain aide at an elevation of 13.2(H) feet, deacrlbea Ida aenvatluna during one of theae storm*. All alone he was climb ing up the trail to the tunnel, where he wished to examine a vain of ore, Ureat black cloud* began to gather on the horizon, and were soon rolling about the mountain aide below him. A calm prevailed, then an unnatural atlllnes* aeenied to be In the air. Steadily the clouda rolled up the mountain side like a flood of black water. The alonea, aa he stepped on them, began (o crackle and unap. like dry wood In a Are, Realizing these un usual conditions, he hurried to the sheltering tunnel above him. Ills hair felt as If a awarm of flies had settled In It. When he tried to brush them away with his hand, he found each hair standing alrnoat straight. The stroking of hla hair Increased the pe culiar sensations he experienced, and, tingling from head to foot, the now thoroughly frightened man ran Into the tunnel. 'No sooner had he passed tho entrance than the peculiar sensa tions censed. After resting awhile, he went to the opening and discovered himself entirely surrounded by clouds au black and dense that he could scarcely aee live feet nway, although tho hour was not far from noon. Step ping outside to Investigate, lie received <t shock that sent him reeling back In to the tunnel, whTc ho remained for over an hour before the storm passed. Hitch electrical storms seem to be formed In strata, if a human being should make such connection as to draw the charge from one of tho lay ers. he would Instantly be Incinerated. Tnta accident, however, has never been known to occur. Electrical storms pre vail throughout the mountain region, but the severest storms of this nature ore met only at the great altitudes. With all the severity of electrical i forms, and thunder showers, It It a fact that human beings are seldom (truck by lightning In the mountains. Death from that cause is much more frequent ou the plaint bordering tho canges than In the mountains tbem lelvea. - Alnslee's Magazine. Ml. Starry's Volcanic Tendency. Mt. Marcy, the highest mountain In the Adirondack*. Is very uneasy, with vulcanic tendency, This mountain la cme of the curiosities of the Adiron dack section and It la said to be the first mountain In the world to have re ceived the cooling b; cozes after the chr.on period, and to this fact |a at tributed the continued salubrity of the air and general healthfulneas of the Adirondack mountains Bobby's View. “I don't want to quarrel, mamma, But It'a thla way—don’t you see?— 1 can’t agree with sister. And she won’t agree with me.’’ A New Fire Extinguisher. A scientist suggests that milk be used to extinguish the flames of burning kerosene, because “milk forms an emulsion with the oil, which makee It accomplish Its object more quickly.” The best medicine tuqulcklv cure constipation, Indigestion, dyspepsia biliousness or flatulency. Is Hostetler.* .Stomach Bitters. It is the only genuine stomach remedy, and lias a record of over fifty years of cures. Try It also for malaria, taver and ague, and be convinced. Young snakes srs born with fangs and poison glands In full perfection, and are dan gerous even before tasting food. Hear For the Rowels. No mutter wbat alls you. headache to a cancer, you edit never get well until your bowels arc put rigid. CxacAHTS help na ture, cure you wituout a gripe or pain, pro duce easy natural movements, cost you Juat 10 cents to start getting your health back. Oahcaiets dandy Cathartic, the genuine, put up In metal bozee, every tablet has C. C. C., stamped on It. Beware of Imitations. Oe Italian railways electricity Is dispjac- Ingsteam. An ayersgo speed of thirty miles su hour Is msde. I arn sure Plso’s Cure for Consumption saved my life three years ago. Mas. Tnos. Itoii ms, MsplsHL Norwich. N. V.. Feb. I*. lino. Statistics show that eighty per cent, of the successful men In all callings were bom upon the farm. roe omcu.i reports or me death rales in Uuwna show that a majority of fatal rases in winter are of those who are intoxicated. According to the United States (ensue Tturenu report, tlie brewerie* of Rochester. Y.. have invested; they pay *381,000 in wage*, and employ 431 hand*. The men’s clothing industry, with fcMMtou •-* capital invested, imy* *1,301,0U0 iu wages and employs 3132 hands. One of the most interesting exhibits at the Paris Imposition is that of the Ku*- aiau temperance movement, aided .by the Imperial (Government, which aims to sup plant the tiery vodka by leas dangerous drinks, w* ile supplying the need of so ciability. which is the strength ot the diiiik hni.it overv where. Gout In rar*lr known among tb* working cja**A of JrnUoft. Tholr immunity from thin omnpUhu U thought to b* tin* to (ho faol. that ihuir food uun*lat large uf pota toes. THIS WILL INTEREST MANY. To quickly Introiluco B. fl. B. (Botanic Blood Balm), th* fmnuu* blood purl Hu r, Into iimw home*, wo will actually mml frH 10,000 Irralmcut*. B. B. B. quickly turn* oblulcoru, norofuU, painful •walling*, nch!* and pain* In bon** or joi&lft, rheumatlmu, catarrh, pimple*. fcHturiug eruption*, bolls, cc/.oum. Itching akin or blood humors and even deadly cancer. B. B. B. sold at drug stores for sl. For free treatment address Blood Balm Cos., 4 Mitchell Hi., Atlanta, tin. Describe trouble iik'l fren medical advice flven until cured. Modiclno *ent at once, prepaid. 1000 voluntary testimonials of cures. A fruit pi upauntor he produced a eeedltM apple* These new applti* i re ■iipcrlor in iUvii* to the ordinary kind*. High pricea are bring paid for th trees. Bnnam Faihci.i** Dues arc fat to imillght, wavhliiK and rubbing, Hold by all druggist*. ___ The Weight of all the air oil the globe would lei ievwn and twi-third* trill ion pound*} If no deduction had to tie made for * pace lilted by lumtutaln* and land above mh level. Stats or Ohio, <’itt or Toi.r.DO, ’ Luca* CoiTMTV, > Khans .1. (Tirnry mitkoaib that he I* ilio Mentor uartmir of the rtno of K. .L PHimiT *v t 'o..dolngliti*tii'*alii the City uf Toledo, County and HtaOi aforetnld. and ilmt mild linn will pay the KUlll of ONKill NIMIKO HOI.t.AHM foP OACUI and every naee of. CATAanu that cannot ho cured hy the uac of H ai.i.'mUTaiuih eras. Khans J. i nisucr. Swum li before,, mu and fmliwrlbed In ny i— ' —■ / premMH'o, thl* rttli i|ay of tieremlier, ska I. A. D. IAH A. W. Gi.ramon. ( - - ' y*f/tn u PfOiHr, Hail’* Catarrh Uurei* taken Intnrnally, and note directly on th* blood and mucoun urlo<-u uf the system. Send for twaliiuuduK free, K. J. it ax kV .V t . Toledo, ||. Sold iy Druugtali. .Nr. Hall's Family Dill * are the beat. A Frenchman named Du four claim* to hav found n way of inelMfig mill mo.tiding quartr. llko if Mra. W|n'|cw> hoothinu Hymnfornhlldrim leeching. auftiMi* Uo wuitia. redm liitf inllMiii*- tl(ili,nl]ya unlit, cure* wind nolle, JiV,* uot.Mn I,h- k of ('•mildciioe In <iti’aa*lf l Uie online of liiontol the failure* t. make advcrtKlug imy. SVliiU’a aayiuK*, Thete i* no other Ink “Junt hi good” a.* t nrter'n Ink. Them u mil) one ink Him. it bwat *f ml mni Hint In * nrtui'n Ink. Uno 11. K**' l of 1 •• largo At.lnnt.ic Ilnur* lay* In n e||l>' of 3,-VHI hottln* of wine* find *nlrit*. not.tlcM of uie mid pipt.er. jnd hot flea of mlnei'Ml nator* fora trip to the ITiited Statu* and the reluili voyage. To Cliff t fold In One liar, Taka I.ttvriVß liitOMft ijiriMiwn ITiiikt* All dnirgl-fa mil.ml Urn muliry If it fall* to eur*. U \\ Hrotk'.i eiguaiure It on each no| yv ThehcNl ix m trP nt, In .Mmicnt flint three men heionglnv to the HfUl-h mnn .f-wnr < unpack filed from heal fifioplex v while file gunuoaf lay ntanchor ♦(, t hni purl, Irm |o-riM.-<nottll>’ cured N" fli* or uervuM'iiea* flhr liimc day'* to* of Hr. Mine** Ureal Narva 11. •Con r. trial Im>t11* and IrciHan fr** hit. U. 11. hi.i.ir, Iml Ar.-ti l„ Pl. Mn., I'., A marrli.il .".iti.lm living n.nr Temp. )*•<tiis.. mli.i well. |.|iili)]i..i, tmvn silm.ti-il limit.,m ■ tilli) ri-ii. Th* II.M l*t rx-r Ipi Inn for ClillU flncl Wrur (. a bourn of umovr's TArrm.tNd t Min, TosiU. It 1. Miinpt/ in.n Anil (pihilns in a (urm. No ours -uo pay, I'fl. M f*>. Till. u'lbsir. of Hungary aim Him tl It MM t look ing piniplM In Ktirnpu. Tlisy atm \u r y seldom Don't Drink too much wnlorwhen eyotiug, Ad Alim’ IVjwlu Tnttl Frulll la hii oxoellem AlllKtitUlfl. A IMi.ftographl.t Improvement. C*pt. Colson, mi ICiigllnh nr my ~f IlceT, hse ilevUod ii |irOllllHlllg 111 Hit n M of diminishing Him time of exposure of photographic plates In order to s „i n X'mml Ihi u ko. lie Units Hint torn* of the light gets through the gi-lntlrio bromide plate, giitl reflei't* It Inn-lc Into ih fllui by tt HiurtMin of w111t• paimr, or rard hoard. flow* to the Him. He proposo* to get even better result* by mnklng tin* plnloN withs thin, white opuniie Inver on the glass amt flowing the emul sion over tlihiii. DON'T RUIN YOUR STOMACH WITH MEDICINE. 0 Hunyadi Janos J 15 A NATURAL LAXATIVE MINERAL WATER. A KmlortNi And uard by the moat prominent pbyaiciana rv In th world a* thr bast and rafint rrineoy lor dl fct-.'T "AW jvTu m \ ordarad atomacb, hlllouauaai, llrer trouble*, Rout and V rheumatism. It Cures Constipation! Taka uiia half Klaraful on ariin in Ihe mnrninß unit .■' itfMT you will feel the remarkablaeffect* In half an boor. V\ iCY p " u " I I ** ,h * Hwrl Wf \ SR lull name I I II IK Hlue with Reit \ lIX • Mu nyadlJaß.. , | Centre Panel. , iigmm % SeleP.iperUr.r-IrmolAadreasailebner, I JOPuHan 51..N.V. WINCH ESTE FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN ; “Newßlval,” " Loader,” and "Repeater” • 4 luftUt upon having them, uk no other* and you will gel the ba&tahelU that money can bay. , ALL DEALERS KEEP THEM. * r*t" ra"y or> a"*e" raw’a <eir fMfvwi'f • or r^ifi-r-ewyiyuf^ •■•■•■•■•■SB S Did You Ever Know 2 m any one who smoked the same kind 2 • of Five Cent cigar any length of • * time? Five Cent cigar smokers arc ! ■ always dissatisfied—always trying ■ J something new—or something differ- 2 • ent, as there always seems to be some- • • thing wrong about the cigars they have * ■ been smoking. Ask your dealer for ■ 5 Old V irginia Cheroots J They arc always good. • 5 ■ Three hundred million smoked this year. Price, 3 for 5 cents, gg •■SISISIMMSIHSISIIU B ur. Advertise ss 3 •j* In this Paper and increase your 5| || BUSINESS. *r 22S B An advertisement is a silent Cmvn.<sier who : s ::: Always at Work in your Interest, p For liberal rates apply to the Publisher*. WOMEN MUST SLEEP. Avoid Ncrvoiw Prostration. If you are dunntorou.lv sick what i.a the Urt duty of your physician ? He quiets the nervou* system, he deadens the pain, and you sleep well. Friends ask, “what is tha cause?” snd the answer comes In pltyiug tones, nervous prostration. It fame upon you so quietly In the beginning, Wat you wore not alarmed, and when sleep deserted you night after night until your eye* fairly Viurned in the i darkness, then you tossed in nervous agony praying tor sleep. MB.. A. lUBTI.KV. You ought to have known that when yon ceased to he regular In your •oumes, and yon grew irritable with mt cause, that there was serious trouble somewhere. You ought to know that indigestion, p xhauatl on. womh displacements, fainting, dix/.ineas. headache, and backache send the nerves wild with affright, and you cannot sleep. Mrs, Hartley, of SSI W. Congress St., Chicago. XU,, whose portrait. we pub lish, suffered all these agonies, and was entirely cured hy Lydia K. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound; her case should he a warning to others, and her cure carry conviction to the minds of every suffering woman of the tin failing efficiency of Lydia E. Piukham's Vegetable Compound. Wf UNION MAtr The real nudii of W. la. lloiiifliiA DH.fN) Mild /s„, 9;1.A0 niiart ruiuiißn'i) ft* N B with oilier iiitihe* U WtQ tfi •4.00 lo *’..00. TT* OiirS4<llt Kflg-r l.fnr [X.\ pjj emmot he rt JKm p? MttV price. fhri'l.lNM,- vSnJi* f OfH) nnlUftiMl vvtotrtiru. WomrnthA Urrest imiLf in of mrn'i n i*.ni| in r, O Rhow In the world. Wa mnk<* nml ll more 8.1 miff |:;.uo than nn.r "'•icr Iwii ninmifmiinrfm In tho U. j. Thr reytaf tn of W, ),. DCQT w*' I M.nn Rh.-ti* for fjrCT DUO I *lpl*. ctmifitrl, •iwf VMtr I* km.n nr O I Ui rnuf It (Oil t|c world fl*o CO *iif i.*ru rl l*< ur •>(!•■ -■ no nn yW.vU Hon lltA*t other intkn !<. r u)J,UU *Uo4**d h* *lw7 bn SHOP ■ h: K* that ,r rtrar.f. Ql|f|C UllilU Mpt WW f*ir thrir iimiio OnUt. th*n r n •Iy#w|iiw, thkHTTKoT morw W.' i'J. lyn.iKtn* |t an tf M./VI s;* •"' THIt -tMla J Ml. II I'.H I . mi,- and lrr ihinild Mp ln*m i * *it on* dnalrr ulrlumro ttle ( n mo It town. Inkr tin •Mliatlliiln! hoi.inn havinc W. I, mftannhwMVlUi n. and n.r a(amp4 on Wlom il rauf draiar will not ,at (hvm fr you. aa4 dirwt e> ISffrZi, T n -'r* lft •"< > •*!'• for rarnaf*. Hiaiokindof laathar. aha. and width. n|in r cry to# Oj-r ilotMTlll rwarh ;ou nfwl.-e. . uoln fVw. vV.JL. Utaglaa ibaa Cos. JMrockMau, Maat Dr. Bull’s Cough Cum a aug h or cold at once, mmm ma% Conquer* croup, hronchiti*. | I| |J grippe and coakumfition. 35c.