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. Alligator* Hard to Kill.
An nlligati*'s tenacity for life is re markable. I have no doubt that when its brain is pierced by a bullet tho animal does not long survive, but sinks nto deep water, where it cannot be teen. 1 have never succeeded in kill ing and bagging rn alligator by a shot in the brain. Tho structure of the tkull provides so much protection of the brain, and a bullet might easily be deflected by the hard bones. It was not my vocation togo about killing alligators, but on one occasion I was witness to the great difficulty of taking the animal's life. We were on a shooting party near the Pointee Indigo Factory, on the Ganges, and one day when we re turned from our morning's round in the jungles after deer and always a possible tiger or u wolf, we found that some fishermen had brought in an alligator about six feet long, securely bound on a bullock cart. The animal was still alive, but had evidently been severely beaten to make him quiet on t:e bullock cart, so the order was given to tie a stout rope around its loins and to turn it into a small tank to refresh and recover itself while wo were taking our baths aud our break fasts. Breakfast over the alligator was hauled out of the tank, and was quite lively, so that it had to be fastened to a tree. Then operations for killing it began, but bullets from a small rifle or an ordinary twelve-bore gnu seemed only to irritate it. A Sontal brought a large spear, one of the lato venabula ferro which they use, and drove it down the alligator's throat into its vitals, and this had more efiect, while another man got an ax and chopped away at tho lieck till the head was separated from the body. Tho body was then cut open, and the heart was lying on the ground by its side, but still the tail continued to move. But here we withdrew, aud the mob of Sontals, who had been eagerly waiting, rnshed in with their knives aud cut up the. body and ate everything eat able, so that in a short time there was nothing left but the skin aud bones.— Longman's Magazine. Hunting Foxes With Dynamite. A fox hunt with dynamite was the novel sport of farmers near Point Pleasant, Bucks County, a few days ago. For a long time the farmers had suffered from the incursions of some adroit thieves upon their poul try reserves. The thefts were so dar ing, yet so mysterious, that it was de cided to set a watch. So when John Swope heard a racket in his hennery he ran out. He was just in tiwetosee a big fox, with a nice fat pullet in his mouth, scamper away. The alii "in was spread, and a number of Farmer Swope's neighbors assisted him in tracking the fox. They trailed him to his den, under a huge rock, and were then confronted with the prob lem of routing him. They got some dynamite, fired it, and in a few mi nutes out came, not one, but four foxes, half stunned and blinded. The animals were killed as fast as they appeared and then the den was walled up.—Philadelphia Record. .Rainmakers' Cars. The rainmakers' cars, used by tho Rock Island Railroad Company, are ordinary box cars. In one end of the car the operator lives. In the other there are retorts, huge bottles and jugs and various contrivances which belong to the science of rainmaking. A battery of twelve jars capable of producing forty-five volts, the amount of electricity required, is ranged close under the roof. On the opposite side of the floor are six large jars arranged in sets of two. From these sheet iron tubes extend through the roof through which 8000 gallons of gas are shot into the air every hour. Three cars are now being operated, one at Beatrice, Neb., one at Horton, Kan., and one at Pawnee City, Neb. It costs SIOO a day to operate a car. Detroit Free Press. Chemical Effects in Freezing. It has been long known that frost plays some part in the production of maple sugar, that a peculiar sweetness is imparted to potatoes by freezing, and that persimmons do not lose their astringency and become sweet and de licious until after the first frost. A still more striking instance of chem ical change due to freezing has been added by a recent observation. The canaigre roots of Mexico contain so much tannin that they aro likely to supplant tree barks entirely for indus trial purposes, yet after being frozon, it is stated, not the slightest trace of tannin is left. Just how the frost acts is a problem now to be solved. —New York Telegram. Nevada shows in ten years an abso lute diminution of population of 26.51 Der cent. Dr. Kilmer's SWAMP-UOOT cures all Kidney and .Bladder troubles. Pamphlet and Consultation free. Laboratory N. Y. CHINA is to have a new teiegraph line 3003 miles lons. A lli'Hiitifiil Souvenir Spoon Will be sent with every bottle of Dr. lloxtWi Certain Crou/i Curt. Ordered by mail, post paid, :VJ cts. Address, lloxsie, Buffalo, N. Y. Halt's fatal'ill Cure It a Constitutional Cure. Price 750. ACTORS, Vocalists, Public Speakers praise Hale's Honey of Horehound and Tar. Pike's Toothache Props Cure in one minute. Karl's Clover Hoot, the ureal bloo i puriller, <ivcs freshness and clearness to the complex lon and cures constipation, '£> cts.. relets., M. Impure Blood Manifests Itself in hot weather in hives, pim ples, boils and othor eruptions which disfig ure the face and cause Kreat annoyance. Tho jure is found in Hood's Sarsaparilla which Hood's s «™ a " Jl &%%%%%% parilla makes the Mood pure g « and removes all such m Ul disfigurations. Jt also • gives strength, creates ***' an appetite and mvigarates the whole sys tem. Get Hood's. Hood's Pills art; prompt .nul ♦'ftlciant. X XH\ - M |§r~ CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS. pu Be«t ( otiKb ttyrup. Twtwi <-ood. Übp CHOP ROTATION • Crop rotation should be practiced if you mean to improve the land. A crop rotation of three, lour, or five years, with clover for one of the years, can be so arranged that the land will be continually strengthened by it. This method, in connection with all the manure which can be manufactured and the turning under of green crops as often as may be possible, is the way by which many a poor farm has been changed into a good one. aud land which barely paid its taxes has been made to yield an excellent living, but this has been done only by good, methodical farming and not by hap hazard methods—Chicago Times. RIPENING ('REAM. In ripening cream, the temperature should be kept as near sixty degrees as possible. It will ripen in twelve, twenty-four, or thirty-six hours, ac cording to circumstances. It should be stirred thoroughly at least twice a day, and every time fresh cream is added. The cooler the temperature the longer the time for ripening and vice versa. If the cream is kept too long it not only becomes excessively sour, but decomposition sets in ; that is hurtful. When ready for the churn, if cream is too thick, thin with water or milk. If the cream is too cold you may churn and churn and the butter will not come. If too warm, the but ter is spoiled.—Ohio Farmer. S'-'ACKING HAY. Hay keeps best in a round stack. If the stacks are togo up by hand, plant a pole about twenty-five feet high aud stack around it to the top, tramping thoroughly near the pole. Then rake the sides thoroughly after a few days' settling, and there will be no percep tible v.aste. It is cheaper to put hay up in this way than to build barns and haul it in. Cheaper because the hay goes up faster and lessens the danger of loss by rain ; cheaper because labor is high and time is precious in hay harvest; cheaper bucause it costs money to build barns. Some may scout the idea of having to use a pole for a guide. Better use a pole and have all your stacks perfect than to serve your false pride and' have part of the stacks lose their tops in the wind, or lean over aud leak water. If the stacking is to be done by a machine, still adhere to tho round form, throw ing each delivery on top of the former and stack just enough to give the pile good form. Build the sack about twenty-eight feet high and put abont fifteen tons in it. The hand-built stack should have about five tons in it. The small stack always cures best and makes the finest hay.—Rural Life. DAIRY CALVES. A transition stage from new to skim milk inay commence at one, two or three weeks old, according to the vigor of the calf and the strength of its digestion. With very robust calves the change may commence wheu they are a week old, but generally speak ing it would be better to begin later with the skim milk. Only a little of that is given at first, then more with every meal. The new milk ration is gradually decreased until the whole ration is skim milk. The whole transi tion period need not cover more than two weeks. As soon as the new milk ration is withheld in any degree, some substitute shonld be given in its stead, to supply, in part at least, the butter fat that is thus withheld. There is no better substitute than flaxseed. It may be prepared and given as follows: Take a quart of flaxseed and im merse it iu six to eight quarts of water; soak for six hours, then boil for one hour. Of the jelly thus made feed the calf enough to answer the purpose. Commence by giving half a teacupful and increase gradually. Two indications will tell us when the calves are getting too much ; one is that they will become too lax in their bowels, and the second is that they will get too fleshy. When either of these in dications manifests itself, we cau less en the amount of flaxseed given in the milk. It is imperative that dairy calves be not allowed to get too fleshy. Just as soon as they become too fleshy, a bias of the system is given in that di rection, and this interferes with best milking qualities. Inattention to this matter has brought injury to many a dairy cow, and has injured her per manently ; that is to say, through the whole of the period of milk giving. Those habits of the system begotten in early calfhood become, as it were, an inherent part of the animal, so firmly do they cling to them.—New York World. A VERMIN rROOF POULTRY HOUSE. Some years since when removing to a new place where there was a scarc ity ol outbuildings, writes B. W. Jones, of Virginia, in the American Agriculturist, our poultry was put into a cellar to roost. The house was an unused kitchen, and the basement walls were of brick. The interior was dry and with a temperature quite uni form the year round, warm in winter and cool in summer. Alto gether the basement proved a very good place for poultry, aud after a few months I concluded to fix it up per manently. On removing the former roosts and nests to provide better niies, I was surprised to find that there was no vermin upon any of the tim bers, nor anywhere within the cellar. Tile poultry must have had vermin when they were first put into the base ment, for the old house from which they were taken showed it euough. 1 now [>ut the basement iu thorough order, everything tidy, with hi w nests and roosts. Prom that time on I watched the cellar closely for vermin, but none were ever observed there. I kept poultry in tiiat base ment for about six years, a time long enough certainly to test thoroughly the matter, and from beginning to end uo vermin was ever ecetl therein, 1 n»r* of thi* !»et Iqx Vh« di»nov> ery was so remarkable that I made re peated examinations to see if any ver min could be found, and to discover, if I could, the cause of its absence. It certainly was new to me to have a poultry house without vermin, and I never had poultry in heathier condi tion, or laying better, than during those six years. I found the poultry business both pleasant and profitable. Yet I never could decide what it was that kept the parasites away from the fowls and the, house, except it may have been the brick walls, that were always a litle cool and moist to the touch of the hand, and probably not suited to the life of the vermin. What ever the true cause may be, the fact remains that this basement poultry house, with walls of brick, surrounded by earth nearly to tho top on the oat side, with a good roof overhead, and kept clean and dry, made a roosting place where no vermin would come to feed upon and annoy the fowls. WEEDS AND RASPBERRIES. In a paper upon weeds and weeding prepared for the meeting of the Pennsylvania State Boifrd of Agricul ture Mr. Cuuimings, ofSiinbury, said: "The plantain was called by the Indians 'the white man's footstep,' as it was abundant in or near hard trodden paths, and not much else where. It is especially abundant in places whore poultry is kept. Some entomologists claim that an insect parasite destroys it in the field, but the parasite is itself destroyed around man's dwelling by poultry. A further reason why plantain does not grow in fields is that it is a plant hardy enough when grown alone, but easily smothered when grown surrounded by clover or other plants, and usually does not infest clover fields unless its seed was mixed with that of the clover. "Some years ago I put out 12,000 raspberry plants, aud the summer following the spring of planting it was a question whether berry plants or weeds were being grown. When the plants were put out they were pretty close to the gronud and proper horse cultivation could not be given them because the rows of plants could not be seen for the weeds and briars. Finally men were employed aud weedu aud briars were pulled out by hand. A number of rows were discarded on account of their growth being stunted aud smothered by weeds. The first year there were not enough berries to make it an object to market them. The second year fifty-five bushels. The third year iiiiiety-sevau bushels, and this year the prospects are bright for over a hundred. The berry patch was located on a piece of groun 1 that was grown up with briars, burdock, sumach and all kinds of weeds, and the great mistake was in not cleaning it out, aud putting it in some summer crop in the preceding year. This hint is thrown out for tho benefit of those intending to plant berries or other small fruits, which need regular cultivation to give a good return for money and time expended." FARM AND GARDES NOTES. Never overfeed young heifers. Chopped barley is good food for lambs to make bone and body. It has been remarked that the cream of experience is skimmed from spilt milk. Salt is necessary for all vegetarian animals, and aids in the digestion of the food. Skill and brain work get better pay in dairying than in any other branch of farming. It will not hurt auy auimal that is kept for dairy purposes to have a calf at two years old. All dairy room doors and windows should bo provided with screens that will keep out flies and other insects. Beets, or maugels, which are a spe cies of beet, may be sown any time up to .Tune. These plants need very clean land. Many persons regularly raise two crops of potatoes from the same soil, which can be done on most farms when managed properly. Balsam seed should be sown in boxes or pans in early spring for summer blooming; in ear ly July, for flowers, and in September, for winter blooms. Spray the young potatoes in June with Bordeaux mixture, mixed with Paris green, for the double purpose of preventing rot and killing the beetles. It is not well to be too hasty in giv ing grain to a young colt. The teeth must be advauced sufficiently to grind the food before anything more than milk is given. The nitrogen or ammonia of ma j liures and the potash are easily lost, i The former is volatile and goes ott in the air and the latter is carried into j the earth by water. Don't be in a hurry to see a calf : grow, and try to make this growth by I giving it all the milk it will eat, for ■ you can easily, by overfeeding, spoil ! a month's growth. i Bordeaux mixture, when properly applied, practically protects the foli age of apples, quinces, dewberries, I raspberries, blackberries and goose ; berries from fungus attacks. A common kitchen pantry is 110 ! place for open milk settling during j summer. There are too many variable odors, and there is too much of open i ing of doors and the letting in of heat ! (H1 air. Hot water, if applied early, will re lieve cake I ltd ler. ii th*t fail", try vaseline or sweet oil. Rub frequently ! with the hand, using first each time | the hot water, hot as the hand can I liear it. | Sulphur should always h' kept in ! liaudv reach of the shsepho-.ne. it is a preventive of many ills. A few 1 pieces of roll brimstone should al ways jbe found in tli'i horseitu I cow 11 tughs. lusects «nd vrriuiu do »nl* i ph«W. HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS. CARE OF STRAW MATTIVO. Where a really good article wa« originally purchased, it is frequently the case that colors fade, and the straw gets a shabby look before the fibre is broken or the economical soul can bring herself to replace it with new. When brought face to face with this new difficulty, remove the tacks so that no broken edges will mar the matting, and then, roll after roll, let it be thoroughly beaten. Great care is again needed to prevent cracking the straw grown brittle with age. It is advisable to pin an old dust-cloth over the brush of the broom, aftei which that implement may be used with effect. When the beating is done, lay the strips down and sprinkle with fine cornmeal; and be not sparing of this flour, for it needs to fill every crask and crevice. Now use a perfectly clean broom, an I brush with great vigor, for every particle of meal must come away.—New York Journal. HEALTHFUL COOKERY. When we reflect upon the depend ence of the mind upon the bo lily con dition, writes Fanny L. Faucher, we cannot escape the conviction that a good cook is a benefactor, and the caterer who feeds his fellow men wisely, is as groat as he who rules a nation. The numerous writers upon this subject, and tho cooking schools, or clubs, springing up here and there prove that it is gaining the interest which its importance demands. From this we opine that the twentieth cen tury maiden may boast of her ability to render Beethoven's sonatas; but her skill in tho culinary art will be her greater pride. Then, indeed, will dyspepsia be routed, since im proper diet will not bo from infancy the regimen. When the appetite is not depraved, its cravings will often be a guide to proper diet. Suzar, so often craved by children, was former ly considered a luxury, but now it is deemed a necessity since it furnishes caloric for those whose weak digestion forbids much fat or oily foods. The rigor of winter demands meat and other heat-producing material. The economic housewife prepares her meat by roasting or boiling; indeed, the frying pan is said to be the curse of American cuisine. Haste surely makes waste iu the cooking of meats. The writer's formula for roasting beef will be found profitable. Having secured a good roast -tin dealer soon learns where he can sen 1 poor cuts—proceed as follows: Rub over the surface a scant handful of salt to three pounds of meat; place in shallow kettle, the kind used by most housewives for fryiug fried cakes; cover with inverted pie-tin and place in a piping hot oven. After baking fast for ten minutes to preserve the juices, lower the temperature. When partially done, turn over the meat. In this process no basting is necessary and the generated steam prevents overcooking. This is the principle of the patent baker which all cauuot pro cure. When ready for the oven do not add water, as is tiie ciutoin, in open pans. When baked, however, an I removed from the kettle, water and flour may be added to the meat broth for the desired gravy. Try this way, and you will never again roast meat <u an .-pen dripping pan.—New York Observer. RECIPES. Sweet Potato Pie—One cup of sliced cooked sweet potatoes, one half cup of rich, sweet cream, a good-sized lump of butter. Sweeten with pow dered sugar, add a half teaspoon of grated nutmeg, bake with two crusts until slightly browned. Salad Dressing -Beat yolks of two eggs thoroughly, add one teaspoonful of salt, two of white sugar, one of mustard, one tablespoonful of butter and four of vinegar; mix together, and putin double kettle over the fire; stir constantly until it thickens; set in ice box until very cold. Wheu ready to serve, pour over the cabbage and mix lightly. Peach Cream—Put through a sieve enough soft peaches to make one quart of pulp. Put into a freezer one quart of cream aud one coffeecupful of sugar. Wheu about two-thirds frozen add the peaches, a-.il continue to freeze until firm. The amount of sugar for this cream shonld be in creased or diminished, according to the acidity of tho peaches. Economy Pudding—Lay thick slices of stale sunshine or sponge cake in the oven until delicately browned, an I line a glass dish with them. Whip half a tumbler of apple, quince or strawberry jelly with an egg beater until light; stir iu the beaten whites of two eggs aud pile this over the cake, decorating with fresh straw berries or with fresh or candied cher ries. Baked Hash—Put a pint of uu cooked chopped potatoes iu a sauce pan, with a half pint of boiling water, stew five minutes, add the meat an l stew ten minutes longer, add gravy, if any is needed to moisten; take from the fire and stir in two beaten eggs aud season to taste; half a cup of stewed mushrooms is a great addition. Turn into a buttered dish and bake twenty minutes. Crumpets—Scald a pint of milk in the evening; when lukewarm, stir iu three cups of flour, a teaspoonful of salt, four ounces of melted butter an I half a cake of co upreased yeast dis solved iu lukewarm water; beat well and let stau I over night. At break fust time grease mutiiu riugs an I place on a hot grid lle; fill each ring half full of batter, bake ou one side, then turn and bake ou the other. After the crumpets have become cold thoy are very nice toasted. Railroad U|> the Juaglrau. The project to build ' a railroad to j the top of the Juugfrau, 13,7/8 feet I high, is likely to be carried out if the | Swiss Government approves. This will j be the most ambitious scheme iu j railroad building «ver undertaken. | Tho promoters offer to spend $20,000 i to build an observatory at the summit and man it if the Government will ! grant the concession. -Chicago Kpr j hl ''' _ i Cotikro*ohfi» «io »aet'«d iu*«t;U among tb« CkfatMi Blaok net, accordion plaited, is very effective. In this country we now have 2196 women architects. Long envelopes are now in vogne. The square one is no longer fashion able. Women violin players have in creased greatly in numbers in Europe of late years. The earring is again in favor. It has crossed from Paris with the bandeau and monocle. The deceased Wife's Sister's bill has been defeated again in the British House of Lords. Attorney-General Stockton, of New Jersey, has decided that women could vote at school elections. All of the students of the violincello at present at the Royal Academy of Music in England are women. A New York surgeon has succeeded in trimming a young lady's large ears to a size that meets her approval. The Princess of Wales has taken to two-button gloves, bless her economi cal soul, and now the rest of us may. The widow of General Boulanger has bought property at Tuni6, where she says that she intends to spend the rest of her life. A shopper was seen the other day in one of the large New York shops who wore a veil embroidered in tiny rosebuds and violets. Miss Faulkner, a Virginia country girl, was married recently in Culpeper County to Visconnt Netterville, who has a castle in Scotland. The Husband and Wife bill has gone into effect in Kentucky. The effect of the bill is to render every married woman a femme sole. Miss Louise Imogene Guiney, the poetess and postmistress, is such an accomplished pedestrian that she can walk twenty miles at a pleasant jaunt. The largest life insurance policy ever placed on a woman in this or any other country has recently been taken out by Mrs. Charles E. Longley, of Providence, R. I. Mrs, Valentine Reister, of East Orange, N. J., threw her apron over a mad dog and held the animal until her husband had killed it. The brute had already bitten two little girls. Mrs. Eva M. Blackman, who is the Police Commissioner of Leavenworth, Kan., is the editor and proprietor of a Populist paper called the Labor News. She is twenty-seven years old. A fashion in England is to have white ribbons and artificial flowers on the horses' ears and upon the coats of attendants when the bride's carriage goes to the church for the ceremony. The women's colleges of the United States aro trying to organize inter collegiate tennis association. Miss Bertha Haven Put nam, the tenuis cham pion of Bryn Mawr, is the leader of this movement. Miss Sallie Matthews, who died in Louisville recently, was for a time in command of an Ohio liiver steamboat, with fully a hundred men under her. She was thirty-three years old at the time of her death. Nearly 400 women in the United States are graduates of schools of pharmacy, and a majority of them have charge of hospital drug-rooms, or are engaged as dispensing clerks in large drug stores. The University of Heidelberg has conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy ou the daughter of a well known jurist. It is the first time that a German university has granted this diploma to one of her sex. Among the many pretty ideas in dress garniture is heading the nifties set on a dress skirt with a narrow ruching of ribbon, or else using the ruche without any ruffle at all. In tho latter case liie ruche may either be put on plain or in zigzag lines. A novel but not altogether pleasing notion is the use of wide ruffles of lace between aud under collars of cloth. It seems scarcely appropriate to put ruffles of tho most delicate lace be tween cloth capes, but as tho fashion is started, there is 110 telling where it will end. A woman in Farming ton township, near Warren, Ohio, desired a side walk from her house ti> the village, two aud a half miles away. She circu lated a subscription paper and super intended the job iu all its details, in chiding the grading aud building of bridges and culverts. Bridesmaids' dresses of sheer plain muslin made over silk aud trimmed with lace insertion put iu perpendicu larly, and deep frillings of lace, aro pretty for weddings. With these are worn large, girlish straw hats. An other fancy is to have the bridesmaids wear different colors. It is not generally known that the new President of Wellesley College, Mrs. Julia J. Irvine, is a sister of "Buffalo Bill," the Hon. William F. Cody. Mrs. Irvine is a graduate ol Cornell and studied after at Leipsic. She was Greek professor at Wellesley before her election as its President. "Studies in yellow" are among the most fashionable tints of the moment, and "sunset" is a brilliant shale that appears among new French taffetas, summer bengalines and brocades. "Aureole" is another very popular tint; so is "honeysuckle," aud a ne.v "Paris green" is popular with artistic French modistes. Chester cloth in desirable colon for summer use, as it may bo laundered perfectly and is only fifteen aud twen ty cents a yard. It comes in a great variety of colors and designs. If used for curtains, it should lie liued with itself or silesia in a single color. In pillows and cushions, it is as desirable as for bedroom curtains. For lace of all kin's there is at present a perfect furor m Italy. At Milan, the other day, the Queen of Italy wore a largo cup.' of priceless | point d'Aieueon Hei M -sty's ear I rings ou the same occasion were so I splendid as to attr iet, '.Mietal atten- I t.ioli. I'.ueii WHS com] I.H <1 111 it hiign ; pe»r-»li»j>rd pearl, Rurrouit l«d i>y *i"pU nmerald* and biilliuuU, Take no Substitute for Royal Baking Powder. It is Absolutely Pure. All others contain alum or ammonia. Foolhardy Occupations. A young woman lies in a critical condition at Coney Island horribly mangled and diafiguretl by the lion she was supposed to hold under an absolute spell. The other day an aeronaut fell fron a parachute out West and was picked up a lifeless and shapeless mass. Recently a noted Spanish matador was gored to death in a bull ring near Madrid a-id in the sight of multitudes of spectators. Not long ago in New York a woman snake charmer was bitten by a poisonous vi per during a public performance and narrowly escaped death. Similar in cidents are of frequent occurrence. It is improbable that men and wo men expose themselves to such deadly peril purely for the sake of gain. They might be excused if necessity drove them thus to trifle with their lives. This, no doubt, is often the motive in the case of hazardous pur suits. But in many instances the rul ing cause is a love of notoriety and ap plause. It is the same morbid craving that prompts men to jump from the Bridge or to attempt to stem the Ni agara rapids. Nor do these notoriety hunters gen eral gain the end they strive to obtain. The world is too busy to keep in mind the name of every reckless adventur er. Often the reputation these peo ple seek only comes with their death in some violent form, and then it is a reputation for foolhardiness that few intelligent persons envy.—Atlanta Constitution. Tho mother of Mario BashkirtsefF said, in a recent interview, that she still had much of her daughter's diary that had not been published, and that the journal would not appear in its en tirety until she herself was dead. Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting 5n the form most acceptable "and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers ana permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if ottered. Have You? Many Millions Have accepted James Pylc's invitation to Vr\ try his wonderful discovery, Pylc's r ~.-iT ,y Pear line; for easy washing and clean' \ ing> You couldn't count them in a lifetime. Some of the twelve million 112 \ ' J " housekeepers in this land must have / % ° J | \ accepted very often. That's the way / n ow \ \ with Pearline. The wise woman who /^7l u o/v \' \ investigates, tries it; the woman who I ilyj" \ tr ' es continues to use it. A daily r —increasing sale proves it. The truth / N ' s > there's nothing so acceptable as (A\ Pearline. Once accept its help, and you'll decline the imitations —they V L/ don't help you. It washes clothes or \ ivm cleans house. It saves labor and it P) saves wear. It hurts nothing, but it's suited to everything. Try it when it suits you, for it will suit you when you try it. ■ "% I'eddlers and some unscrupulous grocers v ill ti II yon, "tliis it as good as" or " lhe fame JS readme." IT'S FALSE— jLJKs » V ill V_» Pcarliuu is never peddled. and if youi gr icerM n IOOM* Unni; in place of Pearline, do the honest thing—-<>/./ it h:.i ' "5 - AMK.s PVI E, Xew Vorlu mrmsm + Boston, 3VKarSS. 9 } A HAM JUST KKI'EIYKD THE i • HIGHEST AWARD AID GOLD MEDAL ' ;LOVELL DIAMOND CYCLES; ' AT Till: J California Midwinter Exposition, J J AT SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. j " Thrift is a Good Revenue." Great SavtAg Results From Cleanliness and SAPOLiO i Aiiiomoiis lor rinc < oinn*. The first ambition of every Chinese is to have a splendid coffin. A poor man will starve himself for years to have one. It is always received with great ceremony on its arrival at the house and is regarded as the most val uable piece of furniture in the estab lishment. It is kept in the place of honor. No one is ever buried till there is ready money enough in tho house to do eo with out the family running into debt. There are many strange customs connected with the funeral rites. One of these is the burning at the tomb of paper horses, idols, umbrellas and clothes. These are supposed to be necessary an 1 useful to the man when he gets to heaven. By being burned they undergo some material resurrec tion and meet him there. Wl I rid For over a quarter of a century. Doctor Pierce'i Golden Medical Discovery has been effecting cures of Bronchial, Throat and Lung affections. Weak Lungs, Bleeding from Lungs, Bronchitis, Asthma, all linger ing Coughs, Consumption, or Lung Scrofula j and kindred maladies, are cured by it. REDUCED TO A SKELETON. 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