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Currency In Manila.
China and Mexico are not alone In exhibits of the evil of fluctuating cur rency, for Manila itself offers a strik ing refutation of the theory of per petuating the silver basis there. An American business man who has just returned from that city gives an illus tration of the way the thing works. American dollars are worth at pres ent in trade $2.40, but if one wishes te buy American currency with Mexi- T can, he must pay the bank $2.45 or $2.50. Besides this the commission •which represents the United States has determined that the price of Amer can money should be $2.27 in Mexican. The commission changes its valuation from time to time, but it cannot change as often as the price of silver changes. An American merchant in Manila sells a bill of goods for SI,OOO American. When the goods are delivered the buyer pays $2,270, because that is the official circulation of SI,OOO in gold. But when the merchant tries to turn his $2,270 back into United States money the banks charge him $2.40 Mexican per American dollar, or more, and the merchants lose ?130 or over on this transaction in exchange. The crops in Bombay, India, have been so badly injured by the drought i that another famine is feared. Al- appeals for help have been made u by the Franciscan mission at Maypur. THE SURGEON'S KNIFE Hrs. Eckis Stevenson of Salt Lake City Tells How Opera tions For Ovarian Troubles May Be Avoided. 44 DEAR MRS. PINKTLAM :—I suffered with inflammation of the ovaries and womb for over six years,enduring' aehefl and pains which none can dream ©f but those who have had the same exp- MRS. ECKIS STEVEN9ON. rience. II undrods of dollars went to the doctor and the druggist. I was Bimply a walking medicine chest and a phys ical wreck. My sister residing in Ohio wrote me that she had bean cured of womb trouble by using E. Pinkham'fl Vegetable Com pottiid, and advised me to try it. I then discontinued all other mcd icincs and gave your Vegetable Com pound a trial. Withi* tour weeks ■early all pain had left me; I rarely had headaches, and my nerves were ia a much better condition, and I was cured in three months, and this avoided a terrible surgical operation."— MßS. Ecrcis STEVENSON, 250 So. State St., Salt Lake City, Utah.— s6ooo forfeit if ttbovo testimonial Is not genuine. Remember every woman is cordially invited to write to Mrs. Pinkhaiu if there is anything about her symptoms she does not Understand. Mrs. Pinkliam's address is Lynn, Mass. 1 was troubled with indigestion and dyspepsia as long as I can re member. 1 bud no appetite, and the M little I ate distressed me terribly. Ail day long I would feel sleepy and bad no ambition to do anything. Since taking Itipans Tubules I feel decidedly better. In the morning I tin fresh and sound and my appetite has improved wonderfully. At druggists. The Five-Cent packet is enough for an ordinary occasion. 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Box Atlanta, Ua. iUdreu| One Little Boy. [ used to sit with idle hands As if all life were play, As one who counts the hour-glass' sands To while the time away. Now I am busy as can be And leisure time employ By darning holes in stocking knee For just one little boy. By heaven's first law my house was kept; The brass was polished bright, Each room was dusted well and swept; It was a pleasant sight. But now mud tracks are on the floor # And with them many a toy, And fingermarks upon the door Tell of one little ooy. Once quiet reigned, or silvery sounds Of music filled the air. Now tramp of many feet resounds, And, clanging up the stair, March martial bands, with fife and drum, All flushed with pride and joy, Behold! at "double quick" they come. Led by one little boy. Time was I pondered Browning's verse And Walter Pater read; Of Ibsen I could once converse, But now—a tired head Is cuddled close at "story time" When evening shadows fall, And I am wise in nursery rhyme And fable, that is all. Once, when I tucked him into bed, He hugged me tight, and then: "What would you sell me for?" he said; I kissed him once again And answered: "Not for diamonds, pearls, Nor gold without alloy, Nor all the wealth of all the worlds Would buy one Httle boy." —May Ellis Nichols, in Good Housekeeping. How to Lasso. Frank Chamberlain, the "champion lassoer of America," has arrived at Chicago from the plains. He has given an exhibition of his skill with the la riat and described the art of throwing It in the Chicago Inter-Ocean. "A mistaken Impression prevails in the mind of the public in regard to the manner in which a lasso is handled," 111owiis'c; says this expert. "The idea that the loop is always swung around the head before making a cast, especially when the roper is on foot, is erroneous. No man of experience ever makes a cast in this fashion from the ground, in practical work. There are several rea sons why he does not. One of them is that the movement is likely to frighten the stock, especially horses; another that he may have to wait some min utes before a favorable opportunity occurs for making a cast. He knows that better results are obtained by holding the rope as unobtrusively as possible, even keeping it concealed from the object of capture. "On the contrary, however, when mounted and in pursuit, it Is absolute ly necessary to swing the loop over and around the head, for the cast must be made with the greatest pos sible force, in order to overcome not only the forward movement of the pursued, hut also the action of the wind, should that chance be against you. "As to the manner of casting, some 'ropers' cast with a quick, jerky move ment of the hand, seeming to use the arm very little and the body not at all. Others employ body, arm and hand. Both methods are effective when per fected by practice. "Branding on the unfenced range is a task that never ends. There are constantly being discovered animals that have been missed at the regular round-up, and these, wherever found, are Immediately roped, thrown and 'burned.' At every turn and in every phase of his work the cowboy lias need of his rope. It is brought into play in catching fresh mounts for the men, for no horse Is kept under saddle more than a few hours at a time. If. as not infrequently happens, a steer strays Into a quicksand, or mires In a bog, the lasso Is thrown about his horns and he is speedily extricated. "When the mess wagon needs a lift up a hill or assistance in crossing miry bottom land, tile man with the rope is at hand to render aid. Wood must be brought for the camp tire. The cow boy attaches one cud of his lariat to the log of his desire, securing it by any number of 'throws' or 'hitches,' takes a snub on his saddiehorn, and the well-trained, willing pony does the rest." Made Upon an Old Prinolpl., Great things have been happening In the steam engine world lately. Just at the beginning of our new century, when it seemed as if electricity was about to do away with steam forever, a discovery has been made that prom ises to give electricity itself a setback in turn. This discovery is really the re-flnding of an old mechanical princi ple. As long ago as 120 B. C. a Greek named Ilero made a steam toy known as the aeoipile, a globe turned by jets of steam which issued from it and were directed agninst the ground. In the year 1629 a man named Branca made another toy in which a wheel was turned by a jet of steam directed bbanca's steam engine. agninst paddles in its rim after the principle of a water wheel. This mode of using steam to turn wheels was somewhat lost sight of when the cy linder type of engine proved so suc cessful, but within the last few years It has again received attention from Inventors under the name of "the tur bine principle." It is found that a wheel fitted with hundreds of little paddles and inclosed in a cylinder can bo driven at higher speed with less steam than any other form of engine. A British torpedo boat destroyer has been made to cover nearly thirty-three knots an hour un der its power, and the rapidly revolv ing turbine makes it possible to aim guns at this speed, for the thumping of the old cylinder engine is done away with. At a recent meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers great attention was given to the turbine, according to the Scien tific American. Papers were read showing that turbines were success fully running machinery at high speed with less steam, coal and water, that they occupied less space, gave morepower, cost less, weighed less nnd needed fewer repairs than any othci stenm engine known, nnd thnt they promise to develop into the ideal en gine—or, as engineers call It, "the thermodynamic machine thnt is ap proximated in a motor in which adla batie expansion is secured and friction and lient waste made sources of com paratively small loss." Trick With a Pair of Scissor*. If Alexander the Great were asked to free this pair of scissors tied to the back of a chair without untying the cords, he would perhaps draw his sword and cut the cords with one blow. We will show him how the trlcb can he done without Torce, as follows; Take hold of the cord at A, pull I through the handle B. and carry 1' over the points of the scissors, follow ing the dotted lines. This will fre the scissors without breaking the cord —New York Tribune. Women's Troubles. Women have twice as many trouble! as men, for they have twice as many clothes.—New York News. jj Farm Topics jj ''own Not Properly Managed. Many good cows give but a small quantity of milk because tbey are not properly managed. Some persons allow a certain quantity of food, from wbieh no variation is made. A cow should be fed all she will eat, and if she im proves in the quantity of bet- milk she should be induced to eat more. A Grub Worm'i Habit*. The grub worm goes down into the ground on the approach of winter, where it lives three years, feeding on the roots of grass and other vegeta tion. In the third autumn it forms a cocoon of enrth and comes out a beetle in May or June. It not only does con siderable damage as a grub, but the beetle forages at niglit and attacks buds and tender plants. Makes Fat Calves. Drinking the whole milk makes fine, fat calves, but calves raised on skim milk, oatmeal and bran, If not so sleek at eight months old, will make a better start fn bone and muscle, and beat the more pampered ones at two years of age. It is a waste of cash product to feed a calf whole milk after its de mands change so as to call for solid food, and it is a mistake to so feed it after it is ten days old, as warm skim milk and a little oatmeal are much better. Breed * of She.p Compared. The Cotswold sheep possesses large frame and long fleece, but it Is not suitable for farmers where the pas tures are not of the best quality. The Merinos, when used for crossing, do not increase in size, although the grade of wool Is better. The Southdown is best for use on common flocks, as it Is bred for mutton tn preference to wool, and, being hardy and active, the cross is less violent tlmn those between the Cotswolds and our small natives. The wool from the Southdowus is not Inferior, being classed with the middle grades, nor is it deficient in quantity as compared with common stock, but much above the average. Their excel lence is in the superiority of the mut ton, and in that respect they have no superiors. Handling a Kicker. A writer in the Nntionnl Stockman gives this method of handling a kick ing borse: Tut on him a strong surcln gle and crupper. Have one ring where the check book comes and one eight inches lower on the right aide. Now run a strap from the lower ring to the crupper about where the hip strap passes through. Now take a five eighths inch rope fifteen feet long, fasten It to the ring at the check and then book through the ring in the hal ter and back through the lower ring in the surcingle. Strap up his left fore foot. This should be done in a straw yard. Now you have him ready. Take your rope and go ahead of him a few feet, a little to the right, and begin to pull. Hold him steady and let him fight this hard, but keep drawing his head to his side, and he will go down to the ground. Now you have him where you want him. Keep him there until he gives up. if it takes all day. Show him you can handle him Arranging lieu*' Nests. This sketch shows n good plan of ar ranging hens' nests where the breeds kept are small, such as leghorns, but when very large breeds are kept It may I J sometimes happen that the birds will break the eggs by jumping down on them. It is made from one-inch hoards and is twelve inches high In front by eighteen inches on the hack, nnd from fourteen to sixteen inches wide, ac cording to the size of the breed kept. It is parted off into small rooms, four teen by sixteen inches, and it may lie made into any length desired. The cover is hinged on at the back with a leather strap fastened to the front side of the cover to lift it up when desired to clean and put in new straw. The circular openings in the cover to admit the hens are made eight inches in din meter for small breeds and ten or twelve inches for large breeds.—L. 01- sen, la The Epitomist. Clean Stable*. The Importance if giving the cow stable a thorough renovating cannot be over estimated. This should he done at least twice a year—spring and fall. The floor, walls and ceiling should he cleaned in such a manner as to leave no dust or dirt or persist ent bad odor clinging about the apart ment. It is well known that flavor plays a most important part in the qual ity of all dairy products, nnd for this reason great care should be taken in keeping the stables clean nnd pure, especially during winter, when making butter. There are altogether too many cow barns that smell more like manure barns than anything else. After n cow stable has once been put in order it only takes n small amount of labor and time to keep It so, nnd the result is you have elenn, healthy cows, pure milk nnd more of it than if the apart ments were allowed to remain in the filthy condition in which so many of tlieni are kept. There are many cow stables that were built years ago, which are narrow nnd low and poorly fitted up for keeping dairy cows in. These, of course, are not so easily kept clean and sweet as the stables built on modern plans.—V. M. Couch, in j Ohio Farmer. Ancient Water Cure. A correspondent calls attention to the fact that the "water cure" was employed by the Dutch nearly three centuries ago. In Martin's history of the Indian Empire an account is given of the struggles of the European pow ers to secure the rich trade with the East Indies. In 1623 the Dutch seized the Japanese at Amboyna and subject ed them to torture to make them con fess to a conspiracy. "Each victim was placed on the rack and compelled to inhale water at every attempt to draw breath until his body became in flated', and he swooned, was recovered and the same horrible process re peated." Instead of issuing passes to persons leaving a theater during the perform ance the Japanese mark the departing spectator on the hand with an India rubber stamp, the mark varying each evening in form and color. FITS permanently oured. No fits or nervous ness after first day's use of Dr. Klino's Grent NerveKestorer. s2trlat bottle nnd treatisefree Dr.R. H. Kline, Ltd., 931 Arch St.. rhlla., Pa. Torquay has 33,000 people, of whom there are 7000 more women than men. Putnam Fapelebb Dves are fast to light and .washing. The Mexican lapdog is the smallest known variety of dog. Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup tor ohildren teethinga>ften the gums, reduoas Inflamma tion,allays pain, cures wind 00110. 25c. abottlo In baseball the pitcher is the power be hind the thrown. We will give JIOO reword for any oaso of oatarrh tlwst oaanot be cured with Hall's Catarrh Oiare. Taken Internally. F. J. Cheney A Co., Props., Toledo, O. A bonrymoon is often a calm belova a atorm. Flso's Onre cannot be too highly spoken oi as a cough cure.—J. W. O'Brien, 322. Third Avenue, K., Mfonegpolls, Minn.. Jan. 0, i'JOJ Most men ieel that they have more brains than money. ST. JACOBS! | OIL I | POSITIVELY CURES | < Rheumatism I Neuralgia ' Backache | Headache y Feetache V, All Bodily Aches | AND | CONQUERS| PAIN. | §o<HS<K><K<kKl OOWHJ O<HKH>O<KKI DON! GET WET! ASK YOUB DEALEP FOP THE SLlCrkfiß MADE FAMOUS BY A DEPUTATION OVED MODE THAN-fe V HALF A CENTUDY. F pwy TOWERS garments and /flz* V-Ssl yt hats are made of the beat /j firy \" \A\ materials in black or yellow 'II J 1 I < for oil kinds of wet work. ' ' ' SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED IF YOU STICK TO THE SIGN OF THE FISH. 67 A. (J TOWEB CO.. BOSTON. MASS. UUNES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS. 5 at Cough Syrup. Toatus Good. 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