A woman's sweetest smile, may hide
»n aching heart.
vv Carter's Ink la the
feesl Ink that can, to made. It
*oi« than poor stuK not
to write vlti
If you would be Bomebody in the
world begin by being yourself.
Art your erioer for RUSH1 Bleaohlng Blue, do
5? deoelved by fraudulent imitations, see
that the name Russ appears on all paokages.
Suspect not a friend's words, but
rather his meaning.
..P?,K*5ep,U' Indlgwtlon, all stomach and bowel
troubles positively cured by Tabera' Pepsin Com-
Our greatest pleasures are those we
•hare with others.
THE OPINION OF AN EXPERT.
Garfleld Tea is the best herb medicine
for the cur« of constipation and sick
headache It cures all kidney and liver
disorders it purifies the blood, cleanses
the system and clears tha complexion.
This -femedy is used by countless peo
ple the world over it can always be de
pended upon, and Is therefore reeon
mended by physicians and all who once
Scandal mongers are a good class to
Stung By Centl|)«le.
Mrs. Thos. Saunders, Bluffton, Tex.,
was stung by a centipede. A doctor
was sent for, but before he arrived
some sensible friend wet a piece of
brown paper with Morley's Wonder
ful Eight and applied it to the wound.
The doctor said his services were not
needed, for the poison was neutral
ized or killed by the Wonderful Eight.
Mrs. S. did not suffer from the wound.
Bold by agent in every town.
There is no time for hair-splitting
when the lives of Americans citizens
are being unlawfully taken.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrb That
As mercury will surely destroy tho sense of
smell and completely derange the whole system
when entering it through the mucous surfaces.
Such articles should never be used except on
prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the
damage they will do is tenfold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by P. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo. O., contains no mercury, and is taken
internally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. In buying
Hall's Catarrh Cure be
sure you get the genuine.
It is ta«en internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio,
by P. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold
oy Druggists, price 75c per bottle.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. 3
Sociability is the pleasure of getting
rid of self.
To neglect the hatr Is to lose youth comeliness*
Save it wtih
PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM.and
UiJiD*BC0BN«. thp b^nr i'.urfl for corns. 15ct.
A tongue may inflict a deeper wound
than a sword.
I do not believe Piso's Cure lor Consumption
has an equal for coughs and'colds.—JOHN
BOYBR, Trinity Springs. Ind., Feb. IS, 1900.
Some people put on so many airs that
just to comf 'near them make one cold.
Farms for sale on easy terms, or pxcbnn^e, In la.,
Kcb., Minn, or S. D. J. Mulhall, Sioux City, Iowa.
Tt is said that salmon, pike and gold
fish are the only fish that never sleep.
Mrs. Winslow's Sootlilng Syrup.
For children teething, softens the gums, reduces In
flammation, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c a bottle.
Broken engagements are usually heart
Dr. Johnson once met the village
postman trudging along the dusty
road on a hot summer afternoon. The
postman observed that he had still
a mile to walk just to deliver one
newspaper. "i\fv.goodness!" exclaim
ed the sympathetic doctor, "I'd never
go /ill that distance for such a trifle.
W'hy don't you send it by post?"
AVhen a man is a little mellow lie im
agines he is ripe for anything.
^bat- Sliall-'W4 ll.e» for Dessert?
This question arises in the family
every day. Let us answer it today. Try
Jell-O, a.delicious and healthful dessert.
Prepared in two minutes. No'boiling!
no baking! add boiling water and set
to cool. Flavor!?:—Lemon, Orange,
Raspberry and Strawberry. At your
grocers. 10 cts.
Italy's new king received more than
0,000 messages of condolence.
Many a woman, sick and
weary of life,' dragged down by
weakening drains, painful ir
regularities depression, and the
hundred and one "ailments
which affect women only, has
found in Pe-ru-na a bright star
of hope, which has changcd
ing to health.
No woman need suffer from
the derangements peculiar to
her sex, if she will give Pe-ra
na a fair trial.
The majority of weaknesses
which nake woman's life a
burden, spring from a simple
cause. The mucous membrane
which lines the pelvic organs
bccomes Weakened and in
flamed owing to strain, cold,
overwork, etc. This causes
catarrhal congestion, inflam
mation, painful irregularities,
depression of spirits, irritabil
ity, weakness and suffering. It
shows in the haggard lines of
the face, the dull eyes, the sallow
Complexion and angular form.
For the prompt cure of such ail
ments try Pe-ru-na. It
"the blues," clears the complexion,
brightens the eyes, changes thin
ness to plumpness, and cures pains,
aches.and drains, because it imme
diately strikes at the root of such
troubles and removes the cause.
For a free cooy o!
Health and Beauty"
AddreuD&Haitmkn, President of the
man Sanitarium, Colurrbtn, Ohio.
A school boy at a prize examina
tion furnished the following biogra
phy of the patriarch Abraham: "He
was the father of Lot, and had two
wives. One was called Ishmale and
.the other Hagar. He kept one at
home and he turned the .other into
the desert, where she became a pil
lar of salt in the daytime and a pil
lar of fire by night."
Cyrus Towhsend Brady tells an
amusing story in his "Recollections
of, a Missionary in the Great West"
of a little boy he knew on the fron
tier, who belonged to a family who
had trained him to believe in the
deep-water form of baptism and was
experimenting witli the household cat
and a bucket of water. The animal
evidently did not believe in immer
sion, for she resisted, bit and scratch
ed until finally the little boy, with
his hands covered with scratches and
with tears in his eyes, gave up the
effort to effect the regeneration of
the cat. "Dog-gone you!" he cried,
"go and be an Episcopal cut if you
v1' vT V-*
When "Bob" Tnylor waii 'governor
of Tennessee he Was noted for beinsj
as tender-hearted as a woman, and
the way Jie pardoned out convicts
was something awful. Ho was wait
ed upon by a committee of the legis
lature, who very flatly and in no un
certain way told him that this "whole
sale pardoning must stop." "Gov'
nor Bob" looked at the committee,
tapped a bell, asked for his pardon
clerk, and when he came said: "Make
out pardons for every man in the
penitentiary." The clerk bowed anil
withdrew. Then the governor looked
at the committee, who were staring
as if they thought he was going mad.
"Gentlemen," he said, finally, "I am
governor of Tennessee, and if this
committee or any other ever again
seeks to interfere with my consti
tutional right to pardon, I'll sign
every one of these pardons which the
clerk is making out. Good morn
During a recent heated spell, Car
dinal Gibbons of Baltimore and Arch
bishop Ryan of Philadelphia took a
run down to Atlantic City, and on
arriving mad^ themselves known to
none, but went to a bathing house
incog. Clad in the shapeless bathing
suits that are furnished hapless
strangers, they soon issued forth,
with a broad rimmed straw hat tied
tightly down upon the head of each.
In spite of their shapeless costumes,
however, there was something dis
tingue in the appearance of the two
men. and so it happened that some
of those in the throng that huddled
along the lieach gazed at them with
mild curiosity. One home-like coun
try wonian, evidently on her first
sea shore visit, was especially inter
es'ed in watching the two men, who
were enjoying themselves with con
stantly increasing gayety. At length
the dignitaries heard her say criti
cally to her husband, in what she
thought a safe aside: "Well, the old
man, he looks kinder thin and peaked,
but the old woman—seems to me she's
quite hearty aiul strong!"
It once fell to the lot of Lord
Morris, always a wit and now a dis
tinguished judge, who had never lost
the mellifluous brogue of the west of
Ireland, to hear a case at Coleraine,
in which damages were claimed froin
a veterinary surgeon for having pois
oned a valuable horse.« The issue
depended upon whether a certain
number of grains of a particular
drug could be safely admiuisteVed to
the animal. TJi'e dispensary doctor
proved that, he had often given eight
grains to a rrian, from which it was
to bejnferred that twelve for a horse
was not excessive. "Never mind yer
eight grains, docther," said the judge:
"we all know that some poisons are.
cumulative in effect, and ye may fro
to the edge of ruin with impunity.
But tell me this: The twelve grains
wouldn't they kill the devil himself
if he swallowed them?" The doctor
was annoyed, and pompously ri
plied, "I don't know, my lord I never
had him for a patient." From the
bench came the answer: "Ah. no, doe
ther, ye niver had, more's the pity!
The old bhoy's still aloive."
In Maine the bounty on bears is
paid on presenting the animal's nose
in New Hampshire the ears are shown.
Some enterprising- sportsmen exhibit
the ears in one state and the nose in
another, thus collecting double
A druggist in St. Louis advertised
for "a thin drug clerk, with a mus
tache." On being asked why he re
quired these extraordinary qualifica
tions in a clerk, the druggist said
that a young man thus qualified near
ly always proved a hustler in selling
soda water, and that smooth-faced,
corpulent clerks did not seem to be
able to attract thirsty patrons.
A fit of indigestion, combined with
cold, so affected Paul, the big os
trich at the Cincinnati zoo, that his
legs became paralyzed. Electricity
was applied to- the bird, and in a
hour or so the legs began to twitch.
After this treatment was continued
two or three days the-ostrich became
all right, and strutted around as con
fidently as if it could digest a brass
A machinist in Berlin was persuad
ed to enter a shop, as if in need of
work, and there learn all about the
mode of conducting the business,
Having discovered many valuable
"points," he communicated them to
his real employer. A law in Ger
many protects trade secrets, and the
spy was sent to jail and his tricky
employer was punished in the same
Get Tour Money's Worth.
It is hard to appreciate the full
worth of Morley's Wonderful Eight
until you have used it in a score of
the emergencies that come in every
household. Dr. T. E. Barnhart of
Claiborne Parish, La., says: "Peripit
me to say I have tried Morley's Won
derful Eight and found it a good med
icine in pleurisy and pneumonia.
Nothing equals it in relieving pain."
Price 25 cents. Ask your druggist.
The people who are always afraid
they will work too hard never do too
WHAT IS WHEAT-O?
It" is an Absolutely' Pure Health
Food, prepared by a Steel Cut process
that removes all indigestible parts of
the wheat and retains the nutritious
strength-giving parts, which render
thiB food very easily digested and as
.easily cooked. When served with sugar
and cream you have a most delicious
and palatable article. WJieat-O is
made of'' choice .wheat, thoroughly
cleansed and purified, and is especially
.recommended for chiidren'and all those
may be troubled with ,dyspepsia,
..jtipatlon, or headache. It keeps
the well -healthy, makes the weak
strong, and -as a iierve food itv is un
equaled.- All good grocers sell
Three hundred and seventy-six
square miles of broken territory in the
eastern central portion of Pennsyl
vania include the anthracite coal sup
ply of the Atlantic district of the
United States. In general this terri
tory came from the hand of the Crea
tor wildly mountainous, broken, and
stony. Swift streams vein the coun
try at the bottoms of narrow valleys.
Where the steel rails of the road
builders nave been laid these streams
have been paralleled and in some of
the valleys there has been scarcely
room for a right of way for a coal
train. To a stranger, used to the green
fields and hills of the agricultural por
tions of the United States, a ride on
the railway through this territory is
particularly depressing. Only the
worthless and poisonous laurel shows
green on the hillsides. All other tim
ber has been sacrificed for mine props.
Sulphurous smoke has affected vege
tation and washings from 'the giant
culm piles have drowned it out. Wa
ter in the swift streams has been
stained and polluted by coal dust and
salts of iron until they run black as
ink, inimical to life of any kind in
In this dreary setting as a back
ground, the mining village obtrudes
itself upon the vision life a blot upon
A STRIKERS' PARADE.
a sheet of white paper. House seem
ingly piled upon house on the bleak
benches of the hillsides, with here
and there the gaunt outlines of the
coal breakers rising out of the nest of
company houses and the wilderness of
"shacks" in the village "patches,"
makes a picture that jars upon the un
There are two sections to the min
ing village—the company town, made
up of company houses more alike than
peas, and the "patch,'' in which the
substitute for houses are unlike al
most anything else evolved by man
in his desire for a home and a habita
tion. One description may stand for
all the anthracite district, waiving the
Up the ,valley, is a wide, rambling
street, its width to some extent de
termined by the size of the valley.
There may be two streets, or three,
even. On each side of. thte unkempt
thoroughfare is a row of wnpainted
small houses, set two and two, each
separated from the others by a picket
fence. There is no'pretense of archi
tecture. Walls, roof enough windows
to let in light, and enough doors to
provide for ingress and egress are all
sufficient. The roofs have the same
Slant, the walls the' same window
eyes, and the chimneys the same dead
Brigadier General John P. S. Gob
in-, who is in command of the state
troops at Shenandoah, is a prominent
grand army man and has been long
conspicuous in Penrisvlvania state
politics. He was a state senator for
sixteen years and was president of the
senate during several sessions of the
legislature. General Gobin has a fine
war record. He was colonel of the
Forty-eighth Pennsylvania, com
manded that regiment through the tied
River campaign and fought with
Sheridan in the Valley of .the She
nandoah. After the war he settled at
Lebanon,' where he has practiced law.
He has been an active, worker in the
miytia And Is quite popular among its
Sir Thomas Mcllwraith, who died
recently in London, arose from a poor
emigrant hoy to be three times pre
mier of Queensland, Australia.' In
this position he achieved fame by
trj^ng to annex New Guinea to his
colony without the coment-or. knowi-
DELIVERING ARMS TO NON-UNION MINERS.
General John P. S. Gobin.
I/f THE COAL HEGIOfi.
level as to height. Chickens may
mark an individuality in gne yard, for
the reason that on one side are geese
and ducks and on theother side goats.
Save for these the premises are deadly
in their sameness.
Here dwell the Irish, English, Scotch
and Welsh, colliers, who make up the
aristocracy of the colliery. They are
the comparatively well-paid classes
and represent In greatest 'measure the
law-abiding element in the village.
Beyond these, however—jjeyond the
gloomy outlines of the breakers—be
yond the company stores, is shanty
town, "the patch" of all the other
patchwork. Here may live a thou
sand or fifteen hundred Hungarians,
Polacks, Italians, and Sicilians.
Today, in this long street of twin
houses, there is much of family life.
The miner, of course, does not own
his home. He may have to pay $10 or
?12 a month for it, according to its
size and desirablity. It may have
eight rooms/ four below and four
above, if it be a large one he may
pay considerably less for one that has
only two rooms below and two rooms
above. Outside, in front, there is an
uncovered, stoop. Below there is a
cellar in which is a coal bin filled
monthly from the company mine.
The average pay of miners is ?52 a
month. Some earn and others $100.
Others, generally boys, earn as low as
$25 and $18.
Edward W. Parks, statistician for
the United States Geological Survey,
has estimated that the original anthra
cite coal supply of Pennsylvania was
about 19,200,000,000 tons of 2,243
pounds. Since 1820, when the first in
roads were made upon the field, 2,000,
000,000 long tons have been mined.
But it has been estimated that for
every ton of coal mined a ton and a
half goes to waste, either through be
ing lost in the culm pile or being left
in the depths for the support of mine
edge of the home office. A furore
arose, but was checked by the prompt
disavowal of the act by Lord Derby,
then the British premier.. ..
roofs. Allowing for this waste, 5,
000,000,000 long tons have been taken
from the original deposits. From these
figures 14,200,000,000 tons still are
buried in the hills and improved meth
ods have been minimizing the waste to
such an extent that most of this and
some of the deposits already charged
to waste will be saved in the
future. To this saving in min
ing may be added a more perfect com
bustion In. the' future and a greater
preservation of heat results, maybe
extending this life of 200 years to 300
For several years the culm piles oi
an early date have been remined. as
it were. Heavy rains and melting
snows have washed coal particles from
these into the creeks and ditches and
from these they have been swept into
the rivers. Grappling for this coal in
the rivers has become a considerable
industry. This coal has been washed
fifty miles down rivers, and particles
are found in the Susquehanna river
more than 300 miles from the mines.
In some of these tributaries of the
Susquehanna, under favorable circum
stances, coal-grapplers frequently tako
out as much as five tons a day to a
ma.n. This coal has not deteriorated
and it is washed free from dust by
reasoir of its immersion.
Passing of the "Bicycle.
'the decadence of the bicycle is
clearly shown by the reports of the
treasury department. Four years ago,
when all the world was on wheels, this
country exported to the rest of the
world bicycles and parts of them to be
made up abroad^ valued at $1,898,012.
The next year the value of wheels
sent abroad was $7,005,S2'3. This was
the highest point reached during the
craze. In 1898 the exports fell to $6,
84f,529, in 1899 to $5,753,880, and in
1900 to $3,551,025. The steadily drop
ping figures indicate the gradual dis
use of the wheel abroad as well as in
this country. But it will not disap
pear altogether. The novelty of the
wheel is simply gone, and from a fad
it has be^/me an article of use. In
stead of oeing ridden merely as di
versi^i, it will be employed by those
who \£ish to get to business in a quick
and economical way.
In 1870 there were 8,000 Shakers in
the United States. At present they do
not number more than 1,000.
A TYPICAL MINER'S HOME.
Labouchere -V-t. Chamberlain.
Mr. Labouchere, the editor of Lon
don Truth, has been the'victim
of bitter attacks for the hostility he
has shown to the policy of the British
government in South AfMca, comes
back at Mr. Chamberlain in a most vig
orous manner in the' last issue of his
paper. His reply covers several pages
and makes an exhaustive analysis,
based upon the official statement of
the blue book, of the diplomacy which
led up to the Boer war. Mr. Labouch
ere shows that the objects which
Chamberlain professed to have in view
in his diplomacy were a five years'
franchise for the utilanders, which was
conceded an adequate representation
in the Volksraad, which was conceded
in more generous measure than was
asked for and a commission of in
quiry into the effect of the proposed
concessions which was also conceded.
Mr. Labouchere asks what there was
of all the demand made during four
months of gaggling that was not con
ceded, when suddenly the negotations
were suspended with the announce
ment-the government would settle the
inattef in Its own way.
I could nt Sew another
Stitch to Save my Life."
:llv-Ui.V-i!:P--'H" 'WH' -I! MM i!
A gorgeous costume flashed beneath the brilliant
of a ball room. The queen of society is radiant to-nightr
The nervous hands of a weak woman have toiled day
and night, the weary form and aching head have known no
rest, for the dress must be finished in time.
To that queen of society and her dressmaker we would
say a word. One through hothouse culture, luxury and
social excitement, and the other through the toil of necessity,
may some day find their ailments a common cause.
Nervous prostration, excitability, fainting spells, dizzi
ness, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and strength, all indicate
serious trouble, which has been promoted by an over-taxed
For the society queen and the drefismaker alike, there is
nothing so reliable as Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound to restore strength, vigor, and happiness.
Mrs. Lizzie Anderson, 49 Union St., Salem, N. J., writes
DEAR MRS. PINKHAM:—I feel it is my duty to write and tell you how
grateful I am to you for what your medicine has done for me. At one
time I suffered everything a woman could. I had inflammation of the
ovaries, falling of the womb, and leucorrhoea. At times could not hold a
needle to sew. The first dose of your Vegetable Compound helped me so
much that I kept on using it. I have now taken six bottles and am well
and able to do my work. I also ride a wheel and feel no bad effects from
it. I am thankful to the Giver of all good for giving you the wisdom of
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More daily papers are published in
Uuenos Ay res than in New York Citv.
Dyeing is as simple as washing when
you use PUTNAM FADELESS DYES.
Emigration in Hungary has assumed
unusual dimensions lateiv.
Eat What Yon I.ilc*.
hen you take Morley's Liver and
Kidney Cordial, for then, dyspepsia,
indigestion, heartburn, foul breath,
dizziness and the long train of similar
troubles will disappear and j'our
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sound appetite go together, and both
follow the use of this time tried rem
edy. Ask your druggist.
Many little sins are committed be
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When you pro to buy bluing insist upon having
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A thorn in the bush is worlh two in
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matlon about the'e l^de. one /e^ i)
More diseases orii
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It cleans out the ferjnwitinr matter
Mrs. Sarah Swoder, 103 West St.,
La Porte, Ind., writes:
DEAB MRS. PIXKHAM:—It gives me great
to tell you how much good Lydia E.
inkham's Vegetable Compound has done for me.
I had been a sufferer for years with female
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time without suffering terribly with my head.
My back and kidneys also troubled me all the
time. I was advised by a friend to take your med
icine. I had no faith in it. but decided to try it.
After taking one bottle 1 felt so much better that
I continued its use, and by the time I had taken
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Owing to the fact that some skeptical
people have lrom time to tims questioned
the genuineness of the testimonial letters
we are constantly publishing, we have
deposited with the National City Bank, of Lynn, Mass.,
which will be paid to any person who will show that the above
testimonials are not genuine, or published before obtaining
the writers' special permission.—Lwere
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