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What Abstalntag Will Do.
An abstaining community would solve
without t! - slightest friction the compen
sation question, the Sunday-closing ques
tion, and every other question which the
attempt to regulate the drink traffic has
raised, and( which perplex politicians as
much as they belittle temperance reform
Death tate From Intemperance.
In England and Wales the death rate
from intemperance has increased during
the last thirty years more than 100 per
cent., and among women since 1875-the
first year for which the statistics for the
sexes were given separately-it has in
creased 150 per cent.
Every year over 100oo,ooo
persons die of consumption
in this country alone. 5 Cherry
Pectoral would not have cured
all these. Taken in time, it
would have cured many.
SA Mr. D. P. Jolly, of
Avoca, N. Y., wrote us, a few
weeks ago, that his mother
had regular old-fashioned con
sumption for years, and was
given up to die. She tried
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. It
helped her at once, and she
is now completely restored to
We believe Mr. Jolly's
story, because it's only one
Three sizes of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral:
25 cents, 50 cents, and $1.oo. Buy the
most economical size for your case.
J. C. AYER COMPANY,
Practical Chemists, Lowell, Ma.
If, for any reason, your druggist cannot
"or does not give you Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral when you call for it, send us one dol
lar for the large size and we will deliver it
to you, all charges paid.
VYAile the influence of the bicycle it
nteMoeable In many of the most Im
portant practical affais of life, it may
also be charged with effecting more or
less of a revolution in the domain of
sentiment. Before the wheel came into
use for all sexes, ages and conditions,
the boundaries in which young affec
tion moved were well-defined and lim
Ited. Once or twice a week he, under
the old system, In all the perfection of
long looking-glass preparation, boiled
shirt and general starchiness, came tc
visit her. She, in an even more elab
orsae arrangement of comfort-dispell
lag toilet, with possibly some suspi
cloas oC powder and rouge, entertained
him. And under these conditions, with
6oceasonal dress parades in the moon
light, the social party, ball or theater,
"'ourtablp ran its course till they cams
to the minister's or the parting of their
ways. This, however, has been great
ly changed by the bicycle, and possibly
for the better. Now the two who are
the light of each other's lives, bring out
their wheels, either singly or In tan.
dem, and snapping their fingers at
broadoieth suits and French gowns pti
on comfortable, health-helping gar
ments and go spinning off not only or
two stated evenings but possilbly every
might in the week. Instead of looking
at themselves like dressed-up reflec
tions of fashion plates, both get an idea
of what they really are. The red or
the girl's cheeks Is a color complexion
box never knew, while for him. suppos
nlug it's a tandem, though courtshly
Inakes him take a beck seat, he's glad
stnd proud to occupy it. No doubt there
are numbers who may not see any par
ticular advantage in this change, but
then the oly fogy always was and al
ways will be with us. At the sami
time, as in the ancient debate, whethei
parlor-sparking was sweeter than hang
Ing over the front gate, here is a case
where a great deal can be said on bott
After reading the testimony of ex
ports on each side of the Luettert mur
der case, the question of continuing the
present practice of employing experts
's no longer open to debate. When one
ixpert in anatomy swears that a bone
belonged to a human body and another
that it was a hog bone, expert testi
hlony is reduced to an absurdity. Tee
Ilmony of the kind that has been given
In this celebrated Chicago case tends to
make criminal trials burlesques of jus
An Alabama man has sued for $10,
000 damages for libel, basing his claim
on the wording of a tombstone inscrip
tion. This is carrying a grave subject
too far; a majority of tombstone epi
taphs are libelous, and everyone
A Pittsburg woman has sued for dl
rorce on the ground of extreme cruelty
and alleges that her husband has been
accustomed to throw silver dollars at
her. A more frequent cause for di
vorce is the failure of the husband to
throw enough dollars about the house.
Dr.Bulls. throat ad e lun
Cough Syrup it. I~octors pre*ribeiL
asfuce substitutes. Get Dr. Bull's Cough Syrap
"All the Rwretnes of Lvnr· Blaornus,." the IItah
less irlnume Murray & Lauanu ilorsia 9 sata'r
If ea Iave been pay
san 64 to as for shoes,
at l of W. L. Doug
Ia 35 or 3.0 shoes
will elarvie you that
t are Just a good
i fvlre" way md olst
We e the Isr-gst makers of mea's ga
nad S3.0 bhe the world. We maak
and sell/ms, 33 and 33.80 shoes than any
other tw, manufaeteaers in the UI. a.
ihe r,-'statt,, of w. L.I
BEST l, BEST
SIl yO high ib the woryses. S| L
Ithee sneydad hsa aet shewh ee
r ll'ese clmNll asses wl
H E sis.w - Hes.
great Work For
t8 e Flarmers.
y Henry Ir Loemis Nelson. O
It is not many years since the De
partment of Agriculture was a very
small concern, but now it is in fact
as in name a great and perhaps the
most useful department of the gov
ernment, while at its head is a mem
b"r of the cabinet.
What does this department do for
the farmer? Working in an unfre
quented part of Washington, or out in
the country in Maryland, or at the
various experimennt stations which 1
are usually connected with hgricul.
tural colleges, are about 3000 people.
Of the 2000 in Washington about one
MAIN BUILDING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WASHINGTON, D. C.
. . . . . . . . . . .. ... . .. . . . . . . . ..
half are scientific men. There are
two large bureaus, twenty-two divis
ions, offices, or surveys. Of these
seven are administrative, eight tech
nical, ana seven are purely scientific.
To these must be added the offices of
the Weather Bureau, which include
154 observer stations, and fifty-two
stations along the coast and on the
Great Lakes. The Bureau of Ani
mal Industry has 152 technical
stations engaged in meat inspection
and quarantine work, and three lab
oratories where the diseases of ani
mnals and their causes are investi
This article would be uninteresting
and therefore worthless if I should
underta.e t7 describe technically the
work doLe by the department. I shall
try to give the reader a general idea
of what these practical and scientific
men are doing for the country, be
cau'ea after a visit to the bureau in
Washington I was led to read a good
deal of Its literature, and to look in
THE HYDROCYANIC GAS TREATMENT.
to the subject, and it struck nme that
the work Is not only in every way
worthy, but that its real value is not
widely understood, has iL'en laughed,
or smiled into oblivion, perhaps on
account of the jokes about the seeds
and the "farmers" who distribute ant
In the first place the department
providee an opportunity to make
farming as profitable as in the nature
of things it can possibly be. It does
this by o wording to the fardter who
will avail himself of it full knowledge
of the requirements of his art, of the
conditions of the soil and climate of
his neighborhood, and of the crops
which may be most profitably grown
on his farm. The department makes
the necessary experiments for the
farmer, saving him both time and
money, and putting him that far
ahead in the game which his father
hatd to learn all about for himself. A
distinguished economist told me not
long ago that it was hardly possible
to overestimate tie goc.d that the ex
periment stations had - 'orked in the
business of farming. It was this
statement that put me on my in
quiry. These experiment stations, by
the-way, receive money from the
Sates-a little more than half as
much as they receive from the IAn
oral Government. As is to be exp#-t
ed. the farmers at first entertained a
very contmptuous idea of the scien- 1
tists in charge of the stations. but
they are now coming to depend upon 4
theIml and to go to theum for adlvie.
Their confidence was first ga ned by
NAKING 5NLANGED DXAwINO8 FROM LIFE. MODELLIRG OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLRL
the protection which they obtained
from the stations against frauds and
impositions in commercial fertilizers.
andt now the statious look after the
t.arner' 4ntvrtu 4a sueSoe at Qw.
sery stock, dairy products, and feed.
Ing-stuffs, and aid them materially in
fighting injurious insects. In addi
tion to these police duties the men at
TN TZr BOTft OT ck 1GAn*
the stations arc e-gaged in making
original investigations in agricultural
broblems, and the results are pub
lished in farmers' bulletins and in
the form of pamphlets.
An :dea of the work done by the
whole department and of Its value-
for its work is well done-may be ob
tained by an enumeration of some of
the subjects which have been inves
tigated and on which publications
have been issued. The division of
vegetable physiology and pathology
has studied the disease of
shade and ornamental trees,
and has instructed those who
plant and ca:'e for sudh trees in the
causes of and remedies for the dis
eases. It has taught fruit growers
how to care for and improve the or
ange, pineapple and other fruits. It
has discovered the secret of propagat
ing the fig. It has found remedies for
diseases of truck crops, cotton, wheat,
corn and other cereals. A good deal
of work is done in investigating the
character and conditions, including
the proper habitat, of ilants that are
not usually grown here. It has thus
been found that jute can profitably be
raised in the South, and flax on Puget
Sound. "he department furnishes
farmers with information as to the
character of weeds sent by them for
Identitication, and it. issues warnings
to State exper;ment stations and to
local authorities of the presence of
dangerous weeds in their localities. It
also makes tests of seeds and pub
lishes the information gained by the
experinents. It spreads abroad in
formation as to grasses, grains, pois
onous plants, roots and fruits. It
makes thorough examination of soils
for agricultural purposes, ascertains
their tex, ire, and issues a bulletin
showing graphically the differences
in important types of land. The same
bulletin "shows that most of our ag
ricultural crops are adapted to soils
of certain texture, differing greatly
for the various crops." Bulletins are
also issued showing the moisture
maintained by these crops, and the
differences between a'Jacent soils.
The department tells the farmer the
character of his land, the kind of crop
best adapted to it and to the climate,
is constantly experimenting to dis
cover new crops for him, furnishes
him with seeds, tells him the nature
of the enemies that will attack his
crops, warns him of their actual
presence, and instructs him as to the
,Wmmlles to be applied. It also separ
ates his diseased cattle from his
healthy cattle; stamps the latter so
that they bring a higher price abroad
than competing cattle bring; informs
him of the character of the foreign
demand for farm products, and advises
him as to the best manner of packing
his fruit for shipment. The value of
the work of the forestry division can
not be overestimated. It has done
much to -timulate a widespread in
terest in the subject of forest preser
vation. and has accomplished an ad
mirable work in decreasing the num
ber of forest fires. The department
also instructs the farmer in the art
of making good roads, and excites a
desire for them by spreading abroad
a knowledze of their grea't economic
value to all who have heavy loads to
haul to market or the railway station.
This work is done by the Govern
meat for the benefit of those
who annually provide from
slty4ve@ to to eveat pe t.
of the materials for our export trade
and as if to emphasize the fact that
the expendittire of the $,00,000,00 ii
partly ih aid lf commerce, the
Weather Bureau, whose Warnings o1
the approach of roast storms have
saved millions of dollars' worth ol
property and thousands of lives, i1
attached to the Department of Agri
culture. There is no doubt that the
American farmer is the most intelli
gent farmer in the world. Statistics
of farm mortgages and farm holdings
show that he is the most prosperous,
and his Government does more than
any other G6vernment to help its ag
riculturist to s'-illful, wise, and prof
itable cultivation, and to point out to
him the most advantageous methods
For all the work which this depart
ment has done the government has
thus far extended less than $32,000,
000. The first appropriation for the
agricultural department was of $1000,
and was made in 1839. Three years
afterwards there was another appro
priation of a like amount. Two years
after that Congress- appropriated
$2000. By 1857 the annual expendi
ture had reached $753,000, but it fell
again and then rose, but it did not
exceed $500,000 until 1885, and the
occasion of the increase for that year
was the establishment of the Bureau
of Animal Industry. In 1888 the ap
propriation exceeded $1,000,000. but
in that year the Weather Bureau was
transferred from the Signal Corps to
the department. The Government
is now spending about $3,.
000,000 a year on its farm
ers, but included in this sum is
about $2,000,(000 for the Weather
Bureau, the Bureau of Animal In
dustry, and the experiment stations.
These last perform as valuable ser
vice-perhaps the most valuable ser
vice rendered to agriculture by the
The above interesting article and
the cuts which accompany it are re
produced from IIarper's Weekly.
A Mouse Catches the Flles.
A tiny mouse that seems to have Its
own way in all it cares to do has taken
up quarters in a bulk window on
Chestnut street. Th_ window con.
tains a fine display of traveling bags
and dressing cases, and under ordinary
circumstances the presence of the lit.
tle intruder would not be tolerated a
minute. But this is not an ordinary
mouse. Instead of creating havoc and
damage by gnawing holes in the val
uable bags and grips this particular
mouse does a valuable service to the
firm by spending its time in catching
the flies that are unwise enough to
come with reach. Every evening after
the store has been closed and the
clerks have gone home a crowd gath
ers on the pavement outside and
watches the little fellow capture the
unwary flies. It is a wonderful per
formlanlce, and so quick of movement
and keen of eye is t he mouse that
a fly rarely escales thlat it springs for.
The mouse's node is simple and ef
fctual. From a crouching attitude it
waits until a fly comes close enough;
then it straightens up on its hind legs,
the two front paws like tiny hands,
are thrust upward, and the unwary
fly is clutched and brought down. 'Af
ter that the mouse cats the fly and
then gets ready to catch another.
Stowaway brides are not as rare at
the Barge Office as one would believe.
It is quite easy for a girl to slip aboard
an outgoing steamer and stow herself
in one of the bunk, below decks, lying
quietly there till well at sea. A case
happened a little while ago. the girl
coming to mee" her fiance here. As
both were poor, the former resorted
to this perilous expedient to accom
plish the desired end. One would
think that such a heroic endeavor
would deserve a better reception, but
maden --as so changed by her ordeal
of love t-perhapst when her betrothed metr
viher he rendfusered to marry her. A few
the shp for deportation, she leapedartment.
lThngered above prisonerestin the charity hos.and
ptal, but died Catchme weeks later, liter
any of a broken heart-A seemnslee's Mage t
tsup quarters imen are honest onlydow on
cimst it es te i~stce of t bet l he lit.
WSuI 1L Is rtbv bea polIev.
b3WARD6' lNDPNDPmi .CL
Inte seis indsa i . biegYu hedh
hs aNEA ownes. V
Wheid *I1 m H. Seward aift home
to gd to tUala college,. like m y an
other contry bar the .t ahamed oi
his iToQif bomeepun clothe, and the
thought of them made him so uneasy
that he soon ran into debt with the
most fashionable tailor of the place.
The senior year in college began, but
the tailor had not been paid. Doctor
Seward would not settle what he re
garded as an unnecessary account, and
his so could not pay the debt while
remaining a student on a slender al
lowance. The incident became so dis
agreeable that young Seward determin
ed to make himself inancially indepen
dent. On the first day of 1519 he start
ed secretly for Georgia, hoping to se
cure a position as teacher of an acad
emy. By the time he was within '0
or forty miles of the end of his journey
his purse was almost empty and he
was compelled to proceed asoot. His
strength and resources Were all but
exhausted When he aname tipo a log
cabin in the Woods, which was fortun
ately occupied by a family that had re
cently moved from Auburna,N. Y. The
young stranger received a hearty wel
come, and was informed that the
sought for academy was in & settle
ment cloee by; and that his rislr host
was a trustee. On the following day the
trustees met and examined the appl!
oant, who then withdrew while his
case was under discussion. His posi
tion was i serious one. "With only
eighteenpence in my pocket, a thou
sand miles from home, my little ward
robe left thirty miles behind," said
Seward, in later life. "where was I to
go? What could I do?" fortune was
with him. He was soon informed that
his application had been accepted, and
that his salary ah head of the academy
would be eight hundred dollars a year.
Seward gladly accepted. Proud bf his
appointment,he sent his father a news
paper containing an announcement of
it. Dr. Seward flew into a jaseion,
wrote to the trustees, telling them that
his son had absconded from dollege
without cause, bringing disgirac and
sorrow upon his too indulgent parents,
and that all who harbored him would
be prosecuted to the full extent of the
law. This frightened no one, and it
did not cause the very independent
principal elect to alter his plans; but
by the same mail came Other letters.
What a father's anger could not do
was quickly effected by the grief of
a mother and sister, Young Seward
obtained permission to resign on con
dition that he should stay until the
arrival of a ulitable successor. So after
successfully opening the new academy
he started for home. It was not until
he had been for some time A practising
attorney that Seward was able to lay
by a sum sufficient to pay for his
youthful vanity in clothes.-Youths'
While the coachman was having his
racation his employer made sudden
announcement to his family that he
must go at once to the upper penin
sula on pressing business. Naturally
enough he omitted to state that he
was going in an improvised fishing
party. "Here's some money, Nan,"
and he stopped to produce it, though
he had to quit packing a valise that
he had been stuffing as though he
were baling hay. "Hire a man to
take care of the barn till Peter comes
back and use the rest of it as you
want to." When he was gone she,
having the usual Napoleonic financial
ability of her sex, promptly decided to
look after the barn herself and put the
money thus saved into a beautiful
summer dress that she did not need.
That evening it rained and she tripped
to the stables in a mackintosh that
she tossed on the nearest part of the
nearest horse, in lieu of a convenient
peg, and was immediately kicked a
dozen feet in a straight line. The
cook ran out and displayed her pres
ence of mind by turning the hose on
her mistress and playing it on her
until she had to revive in order not
to drown. When it came to putting
hay down into the mangers the cook
fell headforemost into the funnel
shaped chute made for this purpose,
and most of her blood had gravitated
to her brain before the people in the
block, two policemen, a contractor,
and a verterinary surgeon had res
cued her. She is in bed under medi
cal care, the wife is being treated for
a general contusion of the body, and
the returned coachman is under extra
pay to assure the husband that every
thing went off nicely.-Detroit Free
Prince Sheng, the director of tele
graphs of the Chinese empire, has
played a somewhat conspicuous part
in the communications by cable ne
tween Pekin and the powers. He is
said to be one of the most capable,
intelligent and broadminded men of
China. He has had charge not only of
the telegraphs, but of the railways
also. He is the head of the Imperial
bank, a position akin to the secretary
shin of the treasury.
The love that prompts two trusting
learts to leave all else and to count the
whole world well lost if only they can
have each other and live in the light of
their own devotion and the sunshine
of their own smiles is beyond all price.
Many a home has been founded with
nothing but love for its basis; and those
who know whereof they speak will
certainly not hazard the opinion that
they could have chosen any better ma
terial of which to compose these tem
poral and spiritual dwellings.
Diseases whose names end In Itis
ceem to multiply. Why not add to the
list billltis, or a malady common to leg
Islators? Its chief characteristic is an
apparently uncontrollable desire to mul
tiply hills which never get beyond the
stage of reference to a committee.
Mr. Hardtack-This recommendatior
says you drink like a fish.
Applicant for position-Do it? Wa-al
I 'spec' he mean by dat I neber drina
nufn' but watah.-Judge.
"I suppose," sald the poet's friend.
"you seek the plaudits of posterity?"
"No," replied the practical poet; "I'm
jimply after contemporary cash."
Judge-"How old are you'?" Fair
Wfitness-"Well-er, I'm-er- I'm-"
fudge-"Better hurry, madam. Every
minute's delay makes it worse."
"Did you knock when you came to-night?"
With a blush, the sly little thing.
"I did; Lut why do you ask'?" said he.
"Oh, I thought you came with a ring."
--Pick Me Up.
7PIo E p 4 4 ,
t C ir F n i' h tt ' f H ' , h O T ý ýº " .
Meet has been preserved in a frosen state
for thirty years, and found perfectly eatable
at the end of that time.
Te immense advan tages rs eby.
automobiles have had a Preit. fsnaoA
for. progr~esive military mea 4 over . tle
world. barge sums have been offered for
the best military automobile. In war, as in
everything, it pays to use the best weapons.
The best shield with which to protect the
s:omach is Hoetetter's Stomach Bitters. It
is a certain cute for constipation, indiges
I tion, dyspepsia and biliousness, and pre
Tents malaria, fever and ague.
George W. Vanderbilt is adding a $100,000
dairy building to the equipment of Baltimore
Piso's Cure is the best medicine we ever used
for all affections of throat and lungs.-WM.
O. ENDsLEY, Vanburen, Ind. Feb. 10.,19010.
Affection is an awkward and forced imita
tion of what should be genuine and easy.
wantingthe beauty that accompanies what
A traveling salesman in each Southern State;
$50 to $60 per month and traveling expenses;
experience not absolutely necessary. Address
Paxicts TOBAcco Weoas Co., Penick, * a.
lfvery wife shotild ha'e so tucha faith ih
her ltasbaid that when he goes hilnting she
should liot biit an titeat for dinner; but
make evely preparAtidn l cook ducka--At h
Two ioitebi, reliablb men; experlenue not abso
lutely necessarT salary and explnses patid
P eerlesS Tobacco Wbrks Co.; Bedford city, vs
A $ew York dritggist said feoeitly that
accoi'lan to his experienie men use hair
dyes to a miloh greater extent than Wotlen.
M rs.klnlow';s Sbothig ytp foi children
teething, softebs the guiIs, cIm Insma
lion.allays ouin cuies wiid colic. 1c a bottle
It l estimated that the populatioii of Ber
lin wi11 cotiiplete the 2,000,000 figure by the end
of 190%. The present figure is about 1,853,000.
Have you ever experienced the joyful sen
sation of a good appetite? You will if ybu
chew Adgams' Pepiin Tntti Fi-tti.
.uIius C, Burgoyne of Laurei; Ind; agedl
7fl. has been justice of the peace sina AUgust.
1866, havng been first cdm issioned by Got
ernot Oliver P. Morton. In all the many
caset hb has passed upon in 94 yearS only One
of hisdocisions has been reversed
Best For the Bowelsa
No matter what ails you, headache to a
eancer, you will never get well until yont
bowels ate put right. Ciscanavs hbll
hattre, ctire you without a gripe or pain,
LtodUle easy natural movements, cost you
ust 10 cents to start getting your health
k. OAscAasrs Candy Cathattle, the
genaine, put up in metal boxes, every tab
let has U.C.O. stamped on it. Beware of
Victor Emanuel, the new king of Italy, be
sides having a good collection of old coins,
has gathered what Is probably the finest col
lection of stamps owned by any one man in
Europe. Upon this he has spent many years
and very large sums of money;
'the Dest Presriptiea for Chills
and evet is a bottle of Gavdrs' TAsrstLgs
Cant TOxiO. It is simply iron and tgintne In
a tasteless feta. No cure--no pay. Price SOc.
"I suppose." said Milss eShpp's finance.
"you'll be sorty wnen I marry your sister and
takeheraway to live ilih me," "No,' re
plied her little brother. "I never did like you
much anyhow."--Philadelphia Press.
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
With local applications, as they cannot rea'r
the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood t.
constitutlonal disease, and in order to cure
it you must take internal remedies. Hall',
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts di
rectly on the blood and mucous surface. Hall'i
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was
Mtrescribed by one of the best physicians in
this country for years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the best tonics
known, combined with the best blood purifiers,
acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The
perfect combination of the two ingredients is
what produces such wonderful results in cur
ing catarrh. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CnxazY & Co., Props., Toledo. O.
Bold by Druggists, price, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Banks-"HellOi'You haven't been on your
vacation yet, have you?" Watterson--"Not
yet; but how did you k now it?" Banks--"Why.
I never saw you looking so well as at pres
Te Cure a Cold In One Day.
Take LAxAriva BUxO QunIxe s TALsr. All
druggists refund the money if it fails to cure.
IW. W. GOv's signature is on each box. Mc.
A Life Lesson-James- "My rejection
taught me one thing." Harry-"What was
that?" James-"That a fellow never should
make his maiden proposals to a widow,"
FITS permanently cured. No fits or nervousness
I after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Greet Nerve
Restorer. II trial lottle and treatise free Da. K.
H. KLiLti Ltd., 991 Arch St., Phila., Pa.
"Even the general that never wins a battle
can beat sometimes." remarked Beechwood,
"What are you driving at?" Asked Home
wood. "HO can beat a retreat.-Pittsburg
'trtrtt rA AnuLnss Llas do not stain
Sthe hands or spot the kettle. Bold by all
"My parents may come between us." she
i faltered. "If they do,.' he exclaimed' hotly,
"they must he pretty small." And he press
ed her stltill closer to his manly breast.
t Ph.ladelphia Record.
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A New Orleans man, who wanted to
be a policeman anpd made preparation
- for the civil service examination, found
Sthat he had studied along the wrong
r lines. He determined to make use of
I his newly acquired knowledge, how
I ever, when he came to a question that
Sstruck him as absurd. The question
b was: "If a bullet is dropped in a well
and it takes five seconds for It to strike
the water, how far is it from the top of
the well to the surface of the water?"
The candidate answered: "Heathen
mythology says that when Jupiter
kicked Vulcan out of heaven it took
hilm forty-seven days and nights to fall.
If so, how far Is heaven from Kosclus
SThe ordinary legal document, what
ever it may be, is usually a mass of
verbiage which is not only useless for
any practical effect, but is simply ridic
tilous. And still the courts and the law
yers go on yielding obedience to the
crabbed and senseless forms of cen
turies now dead, in an age of brevity,
of strict economy and of incomparable
haste, simply because some clerk with
his quil'l pen and his ink horn invented
the duplication of these phrases a few
hundred years ago to fl his scanty
Great Auk's Eggs Sold.
Nature reports that two specimens
of the egg of the great auk were sold
at auction at Stevens' rooms last week
and realized 315 and 130 guineas re
spectively. The more important of the
two is an unrecorded specimen from a
French collection. It is described as
the finest known of a special type of
markings. The price obtained estab
lishes a record, 300 guineas having pre
vious to this sale been the highest
amount ever received. About 75 eggs
of the great auk are known to be in
"It begins to look as though Jones
were on the verge of financial em
barrassment." "Why, he and his wife
appear more and more prosperous
every day." "Exactly; that's always
the first sign."
"Say," remarked the pug, "that bull
dog's awful savage, ain't he?' "You
bet," replied the comical fot terrier:
"why he chased a tramp yesterday.and
he got so mad because he couldn't
catch him that he bit a piece out of his
on .pant. "
THE TURN OF UFE.
The Most, Important Period in a
Woman's Existence.-Mrs, John.
son Tells How She Was Helped
Over the Trying Time;
L N NW
Owing to modern methods of living, not one woman in a thousand ap
proaches this perfectly natural change without experiencing a train of very
annoying, and sometimes paintful symptoms.
Those dreadful hot flashes, sending the blood surging to the heart until it
sedeis ready to blrst, and the faint feeling that follows, sometimes with chills,
as if the heart were going to stop for good, are only a few of the symptoms of
a dangerous nervous trouble. The nerves are crying out for assistance. The
cry should bo heeded in time. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was
prepared to meet the needs of woman's system at this trying period of her life.
The three following letters are guaranteed to be genuine and true, and
still further prove what a great medicine Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable
Compound is for women.
Mar. 12, 1897.
' DEAR MRs. PINxnaM :- I have been sick for a long time. I was taken
sick with flooding. All my trouble seemed to be in the womb. I ache all the
time at the lower part of the womb. The doctor says the womb is covered
With ulcers. I suffer with a pain on the left side of my back over the kidney.
I am fifty years old and passing through the change of life. Please advise me
what to do to get relief. Would like to hear from you as soon as possible."
Mas. CHARLOTTE JOHNsoN, Monclova, Ohio.
Jan. 23, 1898.
"I have been taking your remedies, and think they have helped me a great
deal. I had been in bed for ten weeks when I began taking your Vegetable
Compound, but after using it for a short time I was able to be up around the
house. The aching In the lower part of womb has left me. The most that
troubles me now is the flowing. That is not so bad, but still there is a little
every day. I am not discouraged yet, and shall continue with your medicine,
for I believe it will cure me."- Mss. CuAmlrrO JOHNSON, Monclova,Ohio.
April 13, 1900.
" I send you this letter to publish for the benefit of others. I was sick for
about nine years so that I could not do my work. For three months I could
not sit up long enough to have my bed made. I had five different doctors, and
all said there was no help for me. My trouble was change of life. I suffered
with ulceration of the womb, pain in sides, kidney and stomach trouble, back
ache, headache, and dizziness. I am well and strong, and feel like a new
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they would take your remedies, for they are a sure cure."- Mas. CHsALorTT
JoHNsoN, Monclova, Ohio.
When one stops to think about the good Mrs. Johnson derived from Mrs.
Pinkham's advice and medicine, it seems almost beyond belief; yet it is all
true as stated in her three letters published above at her own request.
As a matter of positive fact Mrs. Pinkham has on file thousands of
letters from women who have been safely carried through that danger period
" Change of Life." Mrs. Johnson's cure is not an unusual one for Mrs. Pink
ham's medicine to accomplish.
000 REWARD. -We have deposited with the National City Bank of Lynn, ;5000,
which will be paid to any person whocan find that the above testimonial letters
are not genuine, or were published before obtaining the writer's s pecal ir
mission. LYDIA L. PINKHAM MEDICINE C.
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