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ROADSTER STALLION. Eclipse is a brown horsr. standing 15J hand high, weight 1175 pounds. He is very smooth built, has heavy and well forinec bone and is very flne about head and neck his feet aud legs are of the best. He has superior style nnd action and his dis position could not be improved. In short he is a perfect driving horse and iu spite of the overloaded con dition of the horsemarket for tlio past few years this typo of horse has always been sought for and have oomiuaoded paying prices. Eclipse iR bred from the best sons of the Great Aluiont 33, being sired by Athlete 715, dam Ludv Mac by Autar Jr. 5567, 2nd dam by Morgan Rattler and 8rd dam by Plow Hoy 200. Eclipse has never made a cover that did not producs a foal but as he had never had a reason in the stud he has a very limited number of foals but what he has would be a credit to any sire. His flrst colt, (the only one he had at that time) was shown at the How ard Co., Pair in 1894 and won first premium in her class. Eclipse won first premium as a yearling at the Howard Co. Fair iu 1892, and with his full brother then about twenty days old, helped their dam (Lady Muc) to win the lirst premium offered for brood mares in the same year. Eclipse will be kept at the farm of Ira Richardson, three and one-half miles south-east of Cresco, in Orleans twp. Winneslieik Co. Iowa, and will stand in Cresco at the Rink Feed Barn, Mondays and Saturdays of each week after May 1st 1806 for the rest of the .season, The prospective breeder will do well to examine this grand young horse before breeding elsewhere. Terms—Ten dollars to insure, ser vice fee due when mare is known to be in foal. For further particulars call on or address Alkrkd Stowkll, Cresco, Iowa (9 9} ft (f & Si (O Hon. The Bargain Seekers Harvest Having decided to build in the spring, it is imperative that my Clocks, Silverware, Musical Instruments and goods in every ,® department be reduced to save the cost 0) of removal. To reduce this stock WE SHALL ABANDON ALL PROFIT Kidney and Liver Troubles! Use Favorite Remedy, Says Druggist S. j. Peterson, of flcGregor, la. The importance of knowing just what to do when one is atllicted with kidney and liver diseases, or troubles of a urinary nature is best answered by the following letter from Druggist Samuel J. Peterson, of McGregor, la., to Dr. Kennedy of Itondont, N. Y., the discoverer of Dr. David Ken nedy's Favorite Remedy: "I have never known OB. DAVID KENNEDY'S m?nmTr fsi tAVUKllE IlLif to fail in cases of kidney, liver or uri nary coiuplatnts, rlieumitism, dys. pepsia and blood diseases where the directions were followed. to the purchaser. Our way to do is to hold nothing back. The question of profit has exploded. The wonderful im pulse of low prices should fill our store with buyers. Now is the time to buy your Wall Papers. Our stock is good and the papers are choice. Come and get tlieui as we aro determined to sell regardless of profit. |J. J. Lowry W. A. PEFFER says: "Letters from Jimtown is full of practical thought on the leading issue of the hour." "When prices fall bulow cost the load of debt can not bo floated." Letters From Jimtown By WILLIAM DANA WILCOX. This book purports to be a series ot letters from a Chicago journalist who Is taking a vacation at his old home, Jimtown. These letters tell how the peop le of Jimtown were converted to silver by a series of speeches and curbstone arguments, all of which are faithfully reported. The book is illustrated with a dozen or more outline cuts, after the oider of "Coin," and closes with what is called "The Bimetallisms Creed." It will probably become very popular as a free silver text book.—Little Rock /'res.c. "Letters From Jimtown" is a new book just out, published by Charles H, Kerr & Co., 56 Fifth Av., Chicago, 111., a copy of which has reached our desk Its pages contain a knock-down argument and place the gold standard policy in a ridiculous position. We take this method of thanking the publishers for the welcome little book.—Our Populist. "Letters from Jimtown" presents the money question so plainly that even the simple minded can thoroughly comprehend the theories advocated. It is •written in a style that pleases the reader and deals especially with the doctrine Of free coinage:—Texas Independent. It handles the money question in a masterly manner and it is done in such aWay as to be interesting in every letter. The writer of the letters visits his old home in the country to regain his health. lie describes to a chum the changes that have occurred since he formerly lived on a farm near Jimtown village. He gives the yield and prices of grain compared with former years and the opinions of the farmers in regard to the causes of such change. Political meetings are held and he reports the speakers. Tariff, gold basis, contraction, "honest money," all come in for notice and each position is argued iu earnest to give all available argument in support of the position. The book is well written and it covers seemingly everv argument put forth by the money sharks to de ceive the people. It should be In every reform library.—Sledire Hammer, Mead Vlllc. Pa. Prist 25 cents, post paid.. Address this office. Samukj. J. Pktkrson, Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Rem edy is a perfect blood and nerve medi cine. It restores the liver to a healthy condition, and cures the worst cases of constipation. It is a certain cure for all diseases peculiar to females. It cures scrofula, salt rheum, rheuma tism, dyspepsia, all kidney, bladder and uriuary diseases, gravel, diabetes and Bright'* disease. For sale by Samuel J. Peterson, druggist, Mc Gregor, la., at one dallar a bottle, or six bottles for live dollars. PARKER'S C1NCER TONIC •femes I.ung Troubles, Dobllity, distressing stomach and female ilia, and is noted for making :ures when all other treatment foils. Every mother ami invalid should have It. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM Clean?ei and beantifiei the hair. Frotnotea a luxuriant growth. Never Fails to Bestore Gray Hair to its Youthful Color. Cures ic&lp disease# & hair falUnib f0c,and jl.OQ at Druggirts HINDERCORNS The only sure Curef£ Coma. Stops all pain. Makes walking easy. luc« at Drugg***' Dr. Mtlcs'PainPillsareguaranteed to stop Headachc In 20 minutes. "One cont a dose? (e Hon. R. P. BLAND says: "Interesting and valuable would like to see it in the hands of all the voters of this country." VAST MAfiKET HALLS. Tlio Pride of the City of Berlin and. Its People. Hot Buyers Arc Protected by the Authori ties Tons of Provender Inspect ed Dally by the Food Constabulary. [Special Berlin (Germany) Letter] There was a time, nnd that not many years ago, when the market ball facil ities of Berlin, Munich and other large German cities were far from satisfac tory. At that time the magnificent market halls of Paris, especially tins Centrale, were looked upon with envy. To-dny Berlin is supplied with such public halls for the purpose of domes tic provender in a manner second to none in the world. The immense Cen 1rnl cattle yards and abattoir in the extreme eastern part of the city form part of the system. The meat and fish supply radiating thence is admira bly adapted to all the needs of the city, and a corps of trained nnd efficient city employes is overlooking the manage ment of it all cautiously watching over the healthful quality of all ths meat offered for sale and all the fruit, vegetables, etc., and superintending prompt distribution and the sales them nelves. Almost daily seizures of diseased meat or otherwise unfit food are made by these officers, and now nnd then plots of a large description are discov ered, severe punishment being speedily meted out to offenders. The tempta tion to try and dispose of unhygienic foodstuffs is, however, so strong in a city where meats and all other neces saries of life range so high in price, that new attempts of the kind are con tinually made, and hence the watch fulness of the city food police is never relaxed for a moment. Every carcass, every fowl, every fish has to pass this official scrutiny before being admitted to barter and sale, and each piece Is plainly stamped with the city seal. Only a fortnight ogo a large plot was unearthed, in which a band of ON TIIE WAY. TO wholesale cattle dealers and wholesale butchers were the culprits. Their scheme, though a mighty cunning one, hnd, however, been in force but few days when retribution overtook them, All meat, before being passed, is sub jected to careful microscopical exam illation by experts, and t-liat, doubt less, is the reason why in this citv of nearly two millions no case of triehb nosis or other diseases consequent or, infected or tainted meat has occurred for some years. Supervision of food by the authorities is, In a word, most thorough and effective, and not a mor sel of anything eatable is wasted on the other hand, for even the meat .remnants, the bits of bone and the scraps left over from the regular sale by the butchers are subsequently of fered the poor at public sale—and find ready takers. The Berlin market halls have cost the city nearly $7,000,000 (exactly 2",- ss&Ssssi EARLY ilORNI.VG IX CENTRAL MARKET HALL. 075,776 marks), of which nearly one half was for sites. From vhe first it was aimed to make them self-sup porting, and they are. For the past, year the receipts were 2.009,0S4 marks, the disbursements (including salaries of ofHecrs, lighting, cleaning, disin fecting, expert examination, etc.) 8, 413,910, leaving a balance of 1D5.1G4, of which 134,884 went to the sinking fund, the rest into the city treasury. The receipts are largely composed of stand and stall rents, to which jnust be added quite an amount for fines. The Berlin dealers, though at flrst they did not take kindly to these ginnt market halls, now like them, and de clare they are both economical and practical, and the public at large lilto them still better, as in these halls they find the greatest possible choice and variety, keen competition among the dealers assuring low prices and fresh wares. How unlimited the choice of articles on sale is I had occasion to observe wliea I undertook, some time ago, a visit t( the largest of the city market halls, the Central on Alexander platz. Who'ni train loads of vegetables fruit, game, fowl, fish, slaughtered meat, evi ., rive there, many of them in the iden tical freight ejus on board of which they had been placed at their points of starting apples nnd pears and oranges from Italy, southern France, Dalmatia fish from the Med iterranean game from Styria and the Alps, the forests of itussia and the plains of Lonibnrdy young pota toes, cauliflower, artichokes, aspara gus from Algiers, Sevillu, Men tone, etc. One got an idea this way how a large city nowadays is supplied in both dainties and necessaries by friend and foe, by both hemispheres in fact, mutton and beef from Australia and Argentine were ulso among the staple articles, and Cuba and florida had Best Bome of the cliolce tropical fruit. This Central market hall on Alexan der square is an immense place, solidly constructed—nvitli a successful at tempt at architectural beauty—of cream-colored briek, terra cotta, iron and glass, and large enough to hold some 15,000 stalls and buyers to the number of 100,000. Being located in the very heart of the city, it, is the spot where the economical, sensible house wivesof thewliole.quartermeetoncom mon ground, and it is very interesting to wntcli these thrifty ladies, with their bonneted cooks accompanying them, haggling and pricing, buying or UNLOADING A FISH CART, refusing to buy—in the latter ease, in deed, it :s all the more interesting 10 the onlooker, for there the eloquence and sarcasm of the stall-owners reach unheard of heights. This Central Market hall, however, is but one of a dozen, for smaller halls exist in every other part of the town, even in the very outskirts. And that this centralizing of sale nnd purchase really lias the effect of cheapening prices is most clearly seen by the fact that outside the city, In the suburbs, though rents there are much lower, l'ood comes higher than in the city it self. I11 one of these suburbs, though, in Iiunimelsburg, is the greatest geese market in the world. Xearly the whole of Germany is here sunnHrrl THE MARKET HALL. ..:u iiie suuciiiint, bu-d, whose excel lence as a Sunday roast is proverbial in all the Fatherland. During Xovenv bcr, for instance, geese arrive here by llie scores of trainloads from Russia. Poland, Galieia, Silesia, etc., and many a wholesale dealer sells 30,000 to 40,00(1 young geese (used for scientific fatten ing) in a single day. They arrive—I mean the geese—lean and raw from liiissia in November, and they reappear juicy and tender about Christmas 011 the tables of the German paterfamilias, having achieved a metamorphosis dur ing that time due to careful and abun dant diet. As to tlie merit of the cat tle bought and sold ip the Berlin cattle yards the facts are reversed—for large proportion of the beeyes nud Fwine and calves brought daily to Ber lin from the eastern provinces of Prus sia and from beyond the empire's northern borders takes its way further, to France, Holland, Belgium, England, Municipal care, however, docs not only comprise the marketing of food stuff it extends to the careful exam ination as to their quality. Food adult teratiou is—despite the strong incest five toward it—nowheru else so little pruoticed as here, but this is duo wholly to the vigilance of the city hygiene department. A number of ex pert chemists and hvgienists are busy all the time examining samples of every kind of material offered any where within the borders of the city 0 public sale. This includes not only milk, fruit, vegetables, but spices, cof fees, teas, condiments, pickles, pre serves, bread, cake, flour—in short, everything wljich in cither shape finds its way subsequently into kitchen and upon the table. For the past year the pc-rceutage of adulterations in all those articles of food has been about two, and of serious, more or less dangerous ndulteratiops and falsifications about one-half of one per cent. Offenders have in every instance been promptly punished, either by fine or jail, or both. Woi.f von 1 flip Sciiierbrano. Horrid Thlug. "Ah—ura—really, you will have toex? cuse nie," said the young man to whom the young woman was about to seli three tickets for a mush-and-milk sup? per. "I have a pressing engagement," And he passed on. A few minutes later and a few doors further 011 she saw him dive into a •'tiousers-ereased-while-you-wait" es tablishment. "A pressing engagement?" she mused, "1 wonder," she continued, relapsing from English into ehimmlefadden, "I wonder if he was joshing me."—Indian apolis Journal. Will Some One Please Answer? "There is one thing I would like to know," said the Cheerful Idiot. 'There's a whole lot of things yotj ought to know," said the shoe clerlf boarder. "What I would like, to know," con tinued the Cheerful Idiot-, Ignoring the young man, "Is whether the light that shines from a cross-eyed girl's eyes would be composed of rays?"—Iu dianapolis Jor.rnal. A Good Deal In a Name. "How is your gas-meter coming on, Jones—is it a success?" "No, it's a failure I can't get anybody to touch it." "What seems to be the trouble?" "I was unfortunate In selecting a name, for it I must have been a fool!" "What do you call it?" 'The Huiy Hoe.' "—Day Citv Chat. World'* llicyclo Kfeoi\l Hrokoa. Sun Jose, C'al., May U.— Kli Winsett nnd .1. F. Stan- broke the world's nil paced tandem record, making the dis tance in l: ."i a reduction of one and ouc-iifth seconds. LITTLE KINDNESSES. If you wero toiling up a weary hill Bearing a load beyond your strength to bear. Straining each nervo untiringly, and still Stumbling and losing foothold here and there. And each one passing by would do so much As give one upward lift and go their way, Would not the slightest reiterated touch Of help and kindness lighten all the day? If you were breasting a keen wind, which tossed And buffeted and chilled you as you strove, Till, bafiled and bewildered quite, you lost The power to see the way, and aim and move, And one, if only for a moment's space, Cave you shelter from the bitter blast, Would you not find it easier to face The storm again when the brief rest was past? There is no little and there is no much Y/e weigh and measure and define in vain. A look, a word, a light responsive touch Can be the ministers of Joy to pain. A man can die of hunger, walled in gold, A crumb may quicken hope to stronger breath, And every day we give or wo withhold Some little thing which tells for life or death, —Susan Coolldee. BREAKING A RECORD. BY ROBERT BARE, The manager of the London & Glas gow air line railway, Mr. Swipes, sent mc au Invitation marked "private," say ing that he was bound to beat the rec ord made by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad now that they had come out in print about it. He added that I10 thought record breaking in the night time all right enough, if the record breaker did not say anything about it in public, but if newspaper ac counts wero to be written then the racc should be open to outside parties who might wish to know the time with out asking a policeman, lie added that 1 when tlio Xew York Central broke the English record they did so with their Empire State express, which anyone could have traveled on who had the money to pay his fare. This, he claimed, was the right way of breaking a record if you are going to write about it afterward. Nevertheless bo was go ing to follow the Luke Shore & Michi gan Southern fashion, just to see what his railroad could do, and he invited me, as a person owning an American watch, to coino upon the trip, but begged 1110 to say nothing whatever about it, for, he said, instead of breaking the rec ord, we might perhaps break our necks, lie added that he regretted that he owned only an old silver turnip of a watch himself which wouldn't splittlie minutes, let alone the seconds, and so he would like to have a really good watch with which to keep the time. I was to meet him at the London ter minus of the London & Glasgow- air line at exactly 12, midnight, tlireo weeks ago. There was some little risk in going out at that hour, for it is well knowu that one of the most obnoxious nnd oppressive laws made by Queen Vic toria herself is that every man iu Lon don must be in his own house at S:40 o'clock, and havo lights out and be in bed at nine. Anyone out a-fter that hour is liable to arrest, so I stole up anfl down through by streets and dodged the policemen until I critic to the ter minus. Ilcre I was amazed to find an immense locomotive and one flat car, with two camp stools on It. lint this for?" I said to Swipes. "We're going to break the record wit.li this train," I10 replied. "I want to have it as light as possible, for an ordi nary carriage meets with such re« et r.nce in passing so quickly through the atmosphere that I concluded to take a fieight ear, and if w*e have a smash-up it won't be so expensive." "Hut you don't expect me to sit on one of those stools in the open air from here to Glasgow?" I cried, aghast. "Oh, that's all right," he said. "The stools are fastened to the floor of tin car, and I havo shawl straps with which you "can fasten yourself to the stool. There won't bo any trouble on that score," "Where are the other fellows?" I asked. "There aren't any," ho answered. "When you are going to break a rec ord the fewer you have on board tlio better watches differ, and it would bo bad if there was a quarrel about, time your watch shall be the only official time piece in the company mine, n.s I think I told you in the letter, general ly loses two hours out of the 24, so I think we had better not trust to it," I strapped my sir If to one stool nnd Swipes strapped himself to the other and at, 12:15 wc pulled out of Marvle. bone terminus. It was agreed that wo were not to begin the record until we had passed Iligbgate, a.nd were thus safely out of the influence of London. The distance from London to Glns gow is 401.5 miles. We had for engineier l'eter McGump, who was a Scotchman, and therefore knew the road to Glas gow well, and IJilly Jones, of White* chapel, did tlio firing. We had 110 brakeman, because, as Pwipes said, it was not 011 the brakes wo were going to depend for breaking the record. The engine was known as the Mary Jane, and familiar to all the operators PU tlio yoad as "Her Golden Hair Is Ilangin* Down 'er Back," She gets this nickname from her great speed, and from the fact that the smoke with the sparks in it trails out behind like a great- banner, After leaving lligligatc Peter gave, lier more steam, and the speed began to be something appalling. "Oh, it's nothing to what we'll have by and by," said Swipes, as he watched mc making an ineffectual grab at my hat, which disappeared in the darkness. Swipes counted (lie mile-stones while I ticked off the seconds on my watch, and before long wo were going 70 miles an hour, We had the advantage over the American road in the fact that there are rarelv any level road cross ings in England, and that one rail way is never allowed to cross another 011 the level. liv the time we pissed Toud-in-the-IIole we were doing- S3 miles an hour, but as the Lake Sliorc train has attained a speed of 92.3, Swipes yelled to Peter as well as lie could to give her more speed, because if .she didn't put in lier best licks now, what could we expect when we came to the high grounds and the stiff grades of the midlands? This shouting of Swipes, however, had 110 effect, be cause we were going so fast that his words never rrach.'d Peter, who stood with his baud on the lexer,.watching grimly Hie track in front. As Swipes continued to shout out the mile posts, I cried "Hold on, it's the telegraph poles you aro count ing," "Ao, it isn't," he replied, "It's the mile posts." "Nonsense," I cried. "At that rate, we are going at the rate of 108 miles an hour." "A hundred and eight, it is then," he said. "Stoke her up, Peter." I then called the general manager's attention to the fact that it was not etiquette to tell an engine driver to "stoke up," as that duty was per formed by Billy Jones. He apparently learned for tho first time that engin eers do not do their own stoking, and ho thanked me for the information. At last the mile stones passed so rapidly that Swipes could not keep track of them, so Ave abandoned the attempt to count them and took only the stations, as wc had a record of the distance be tween them. I saw now by making a calculation between two stations that we were going at the rate, of 100.45 an hour, nnd my hair would have stood ou end were it not for the fnct that it was standing straight out behind. The oscillation was somewhat dreadful,and once I realized with horror as we swung around a curve that all four wheels were off tlio track, and that we were flying in mid-air luckily, however, the wheels came down on the rails and all was well once more. By this time the stations passed us in one continuous streak, as if we were running through the suburbs of a big citv, and 1 was won dering all the time when we would come to the town, but finally I realized that it was impossible to keep time with my excellent watch, and so we would have 10 lump tho thing by calculating how long it took us to come from London tc Glasgow. The lid of my watch, which I now inadvertently exposed to the breeze, snapped and blew away, and I saw that the gold of the. hunting case was beginning- to flake off, so I put it in my pocket to save the rest of it. I knew it was not yet two hours since we left London, and to my amazement I spied the spires of Glasgow. I recog nized the place because I was born there. "That can't be Glasgow," I shouted to Swipes. "If it is we have traveled something liko 200 miles in an hour, and the Lord only knows what speed we attained in making up for the time when we were crawling on at 70 and 80." "That's Glasgow all right enough," said Swipes. Then he yelled to Peter: "1'or heaven's sake, shut off steam! Don't you sec where wc are?" But I'etor was struggling with liis engine, and all at once he yelled back at us: "I can't stop her, sir!" "Heavens and earth," said I. "What is to be done?" "I don't know," said Swipes. "It's my own fault. I told Peter in the hear ing of the engine, nnd she is one of tho cutest engines 011 the road, that wo were bound to break the American record, which is 510 miles. You see, it-'.5 only 401.5 miles to Glasgow, and I'll bet jou that brute is bound to do the other 109 miles to-night, even if she lias to do it on the highway. The railway stops at Glasgow, and I don't know what's going to happen." As he concluded the sentence there was a crash and a bang, and the next moment we were in the principal street of Glasgow tearing along the rails ot the street car line. Luckily, the same law being in force as was'in London, nobody was out 011 the streets, and so we went at the rate of S4.73 miles an hour up the main thoroughfare of Glas gow and finally struck the north road for the Highlands. Peter was strug gling all the time with his engine, but could not make any progress in his en deavor to stop her. When we got about 50 miles on the main road from Glasgow, sometimes slowing down to 03 miles an hour, on the hills, Peter with a white face turned toward us and shouting: "My God, sir, we're 011 the Crnigneput tocli Loch road, and the Craigneputtoch Loch is at the end of it about 50 miles uhead." "flow far is it from London?"yelled Swipes, putting his liand-s beside his mouth to make tho sound carrv. "The middle of Craigneputtoch Loch is just 510 miles from London, and it is over 1,000 feet deep in the middle," shouted Peter. 1 heres where she's making for," cried Swipes, unbuckling the straps and clinging to the stool. Ihe hills now rose grandly around us in the darkness and we saw the black water of the loch. "Jump, Peter, jump!" cried Swipes, as he threw off the straps. Peter did so, and I cut the strap that held me. Instantly we were all—Pefer, the stoker, Swipes and myself—lying 011 the hillside 011 the heather. Tho doomed train had plunged right into the center of the lake. It had com pleted its 510-mile race and used up the fraction by sinking 1,000 feet to the bottom. Luckily, none of us were hurt, in the slightest, with the exception that Swipes sustained a compound fracture of the thigh, Peter had both arms bro ken, Jones had all his ribs and one ankle smashed, while I had my veracitv sprained so badly that. 110 one has ever been able to believe a word I have ut tered since.—Detroit Free Press. —A house is never perfectly fu.riii«hecl for enjoyment unless there is a child in it rising three yea re old, and kitten rising six weeks.—Sotithev. The Wticel and the Chair. Tiioy ride 011 wheel thru whs built for two hen out for a contury run, But when he is calling they use, It Is true, A chair that was built for one. Chicago Post. Comforting Advice. First Friend—Hello, Jinks! got a bad cold, I see. Bathe your feet in hot water, and drink a pint of hot lemonade. Second Friend—Inhale ammonia, or menthol. Third Friend—Take four hours' active cxorcise in the open air. Fourth Friend—Put on all the winter things you've got, and cpend half a day sawing wood. Sixth Friend—The best cure I know for a cold is to get drunk. Jinks (with emotion)—A friend in need is a friend indeed. Let's take a drink.—X. Y. Weekly. Violated Instructions. Irate Patron—You advertise to cure consumption, don't, you? Dr. Quack—Ye."., sir. I never fail when my instructions arc followed. 1 lute Patron—My son took your medi cine for a year, and died an hour after the last dose. Dr. Quack—My instructions were not followed. I told him to take it two years.—'Titbita. EGYPTIANS OUTDONE. Toledo (O.) Undertaker Who Boba Up as an Embalmer. His Process Said to Producc Results That' Would Have Caused Anclcnt Dwellers of the Nile to Turn Green with Envy. Toledo scientific men. and the local medical profession are all agog over a successful experiment of Karl Matheis, a Toledo undertaker, in preserving a dead body. The undertaker claims that he has outdone the ancient Egyptians in the art of embalming and mummify ing a corpse,and the result goes to prove his assertion. Six weeks ago, Albe C. Weeks, a. Warren (X. II.) consumptive, died suddenly on an incoming Wabash train. The remains were turned over to Matheis and the latter was in structed by relatives to prepare the body for burial. He first embalmed the body, then suspended it on a lattice work cot, which he hung over a fur nace. 1' or six weeks, the remains hava been subject to heat ranging from 70 to 90 degrees. The body is now mummi fied and yet retains all its individuality. The. skin is like leather and the flesh, muscles nnd internal organs have be come like stone. Xot an offensive odor has resulted from the experiment. The mummy will be shipped to Xew Hamp shire in a few days. Scientific men say that the experiment has been a perfect success and that neither light nor air will affect the body. One peculiar feature is that the human eye can look through different parts of the anatomy and the bones, joints nnd muscles can be plainly seen through their covering of hardened skin and flesh. TO TRY AN OCEAN TOW. Lake Freight Methods to Be Tested on tho Atlantic. The Standard Oil compai^- during the early summer montlis will make an attempt to tow a barge across the At lantic ocean from either Xew York or Philadelphia to some English port, probably Liverpool. This is a common method in tho freight carrying business on the great' lakes, but it will be. the first attempt ever made to send freight in that man ner across the ocean. Tho Standard Oil company has been considering the practicability of tho scheme for about, four years. It is led to make the attempt by the success of two of its ocean going barges in the coast trade. One of these, Xo. 5S, will be sent across the ocean. The barge is 250 feet long, about 40 feet- beam, and draws I ays feet of water. It is fitted with 12 tanks, each separat ed, so that- if need be 12 different oil products might be carried. Each of these tanks will hold about 1,250 barrels,giving for the whole barge a carrying capacity of 15,000 barrels, which would make a total of 750,000 gallons. The tank steamship Lacka wanna will tow the barge, and itself: will have a capacity of 1,SOO,OGO gallons. The burge does not look much like the common, broad nosed, shaliow woodenj boats used for towing in the harbor, but it is itself a rather handsome look ing ship. It. is calculated that in case of necessity its sails could carry it to a place of safety. It is fitted withj steam steering gear, windlass, and hoisted, and will carry a crew of about 11 men. A new device will be employed in the towing- gear aimed to lessen the strain on the cable. TTc picl.-cd tlio Vermel up in haste, Knowing he IkkI 1 to Sprint. no time to waste And ran from store to heme—a miio— For fear it would go out of style. —Truth. l'Ulit) I'KOJI S^LVIiiliXESS. "Be assured, sir, that in loving your daughter 1 am wholly altruistic. Her dowry is nothing to me—it will go to my creditors."—Fliegende Blaetter. Gladness Comes Wtransient ith a better understanding of the nature of the many phys ical ills, which vanish before proper ef forts—gentle efforts—pleasant efforts— rightly directed. There is comfort in the knowledge, that so many forms of sickness are not due to any actual dis ease, but simply to a constipated condi tion of the system, which the pleasant family laxative. Syrup of Figs, prompt ly removes. That is why it is tho only remedy with millions of families, and is everywhere esteemed so highly by all who value good health. Its beneficial effects are duo to the fact, that it is the one remedy which promotes internal cleanliness without debilitating tho organs on wdiieh it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get its beue lieial effects, to note when you pur chase, that you have the genuine arti cle, which is manufactured by the Cali fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by all reputable druggists. If in the enjoyment of good health, and the system is regular, laxatives or other remedies arc then not needed. If aiHicted with any actual disease, one may be commended to the most skillful physicians, but if in need of a laxative, one should have the best, and with tho well-informed everywhere, Syrup of Figs stands highest and is most largely Ufied and gives most general satisfaction.