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The president as appointed Cap
tain William Orosier hlief of ord
mance, with the rank of brigadier
General Joseph Wheeler assounoed
that he would not oppose Senator
Pettus for a seat in the United States
George lane and family, of Pitte
burg, Kans., have been arrested,
charged with defrauding merohants
of that oity.
Miss Lillie Degenkolbe, Treasurer South
End Society of Christian Endeavor, 3141
Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill., Cured by
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
"DEAR Mus. Pnr. ax : :--When life looked brightest to me I
sustained a hard fall and internal complications were the result
I was considerably inlamed, did not feel that I could walk, and lost
my good spirits. I spent money doctoring without any help, when a
relative visited our home. She was so enthusiastic over Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, having used it herself, that
nothing would satisfy her until I sent for a bottle. I have thanked
her a hundred times for it since, for it brought blessed health to me
and cured me within seven weeks.
I now wish to thank you, your medicine is a friend to suffering
$5000 FORFEIT IF THE ABOVE LETTER IS NOT GENUINE.
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womb, that bearng-down ing inflammation of the ovaries, backache,
bloating (or fatulenos, general debility, indigestion, and nervous pros
tratlon, or are beset with such symptoms as dizziness, faintness, lassitude,
excitability, irritability, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, "all
gone," and "want-to-be-left-alone" fei, blues, and hopelessness,
they should remember there is one tried and true remedy. Lydia E.
Plnkham's Vegetable Compound at once removes such troubles.
Refuse to buy any other medicine, for you need the best.
Mrs. Piakham invites all sick women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to health. Address, Lyan, Mass.
"LEADER" and "REPEATER"
SMOKELESS POWDER SHOTGUN SHELLS
are aed by the best shots in the country because they are so accurate,
uniform and reliable. Allthe world's championships and records have been
won and made by Winchester shells. Shoot them and you'll shoot well.
USED BY THE BIST SHOTS, SOLD EVERYWHERE
ANOTHER DISTORTED VISION.
Mae with Qaoee Nmew leros the End PL
of the Werld.
This is sad news which Prof. Lud
wig Marlenburger puts on the wires, sc
says the Chicago Record-Herald. He iti
declares that the end of the world is Ju
near at hand. He has discovered that m
our little old planet has jumped Its M
orbit and is wobbling around in space re
like a drunken man in the middle of n
the street at 6 a. m., or words to that e
effect. This Irregularity oa the part of t
Mother Earth, the professor euplains,
causes our summers to become hotter in
and hotter and our wlnters to be colder
and colder. Before long, according to
his figures, things are going to be so rc
bad that nobody will be able to make s
the transit from one extreme to the ta
other, and the first thing we know the is
human race will go sip. It may be that
Prof. Marlenburger has special oppor
tunities for finding aout things con
cerning the earth's travels that no
other scientist could know about; it is l
a good deal more probable, however,
that he has just pulled out a agues and
that he has several more comns. II
J. Plerpont Morgan were to come out
and say that the world's trolley was
off or that there was a hot boa some- b
where people might be justifod in feel
ing nervous. i
But what has Prof. Marienburger to
do with the earth? It isn't his, and he
isn't running it Therefore we earn- b
estly advise the public to treat his a a
nouncement with the scorn it deerves.
The man who has already paid for his
coal for next winter needn't euler a
pang. lf will probably need It, Prof.
Marienburger's prediction of a speeds n
end of all things to the eantray not
mea~e ame teo be ilmas.
Is Montana creeping into Idaho and s
Wyoming? There is some evidence a
on the afdrmative side of the question.
but not enough to cause alarr in any
of the.three states. Still, for several
years it has been known that there is
some trouble with Montana's founda
tions, which are slipping. and leaving
evidence of the fact on the surface a
Geld Medal as ehde i e es.
USECERTAINg '" CURLHE
TELL TIIfAI SE TISEI w m an.
A i gss pan1m-v-u-s-48-901.
j i+ s .t' -
The application of the ObChicago
Union Traction Company and the
Consolidated Traction Company for
an injunction restraining the State
Board of Equalization from assessing
the capital stocks of these companies
for 1900 was denied at Springield,
Roller.sille, O.-A gang of fve
robbers blew open the postomoce safe
here and seored $300 worth of stamps
and $50 in money, besides funds be
longing to the local lodge of Macca
bees. The thieves esoaped, leaving
FAMOUS TIDES OF FUNDY. t
Placid Waters Suddenly Turned nate a ti'l
Ragis and Fortious Torrent. tem
Briof reference is made in nearly all len
school books to the Bay of Fundy and A
its remarkable tides, but in none Is ally
justice done to the most remarkable fac
manifestation of its kind in the world. wa3
Most notable of all its features is the star
reversible falls of the St. John river fire
near St. John, N. B. Imagine a per- adj
fectly placid surface of water, so placid Stol
that it mirrors all the surrounding teel
shores, suddenly converted into a rag- the
ing torrent and tumbling waterfall. ed
The St. John river, or, rather the
harbor, contracts here to a beautiful aon
rocky gorge, spanned by two handsome the
suspending bridges. Above this gorge act
the river broadens out again. But dur- the
ing the 24 hours there are only four in- Csol
tervals of 20 minutes each when ship- 1
ping can pass through the gorge. On as
each change of tide there is at slack fac
water a period of 20 minutes during car
which the water in the gorge is on a ca;
level with that of the harbor and the me
river and perfectly placid. During are
those 20 minutes the shipping hurries wil
Suddenly, without the slightest ph'
warning, without so much as a trem- thr
ble or quiver of the surface, a streak of the
white flashes across it and a second Th
later a roaring waterfall and a catar- cot
act is pitching headlong into the har- po
bor from under the bridges if the tide the
be running out, and into the river kel
above if the tide be on the flood. Such mi
are the reversing falls of the St. John wi
river. It is doubtful it a more drn- up
matie change occurs with such un
varying regularity anywhere else in
nature. It is made all the more im
presive by the beauty of the land
scape. The suddenness with which the of
landscape, as reflected in the placid sit
water, disappears is like the ruthles di
smashing of a mirror. the
les for Slgle Bedn wi
Two in a bed is the usual custom of tir
sleeping, in the United States at least, a
and also in Canada and Englnd. But gi'
in Germany and France single beds as
are the rule. The latter plan is more ha
healthful and comfortable, says a med
ical authority. It is graduallly coming ,w
into use in this country. Single beds th
involve more linen, more work in maXk- o
ing beds and more washing, but I
never knew a family to return to the
old plan after once giving sintle beds
a fair trial. Especially in summer
the single bed to be preferred or even
sleeping on the floor, to two in a bed. th
Many families declared they never to
knew what comfort was during the hot sl
summer nights until they adopted the
single beds. I might add a word of
protest against allowing babies or W
young children to sleep with old peo
pla The latter certainly draw upon h'
the vitality of the former. This is w
probably true as between any bedfel
lows one of whom is sickly or less
strong than the other. Consumption
and other diseases have often been ti
communicated from one bedfellow to -
Mleh Mines, But No Railroads.
There are few localities in the world
where railroads could do so much to
ward opening rich country as in
Northern Mexico. The ore is there,
ahd it is well known by capitalists, but
is the great problem is that of transpor
tation. The dimfculties of getting a
railroad across the mountains from a
Pacific coast port to the mining re
glons have, up to the present time,
discouraged every capitalist who has
thought of it. Several railroads are
a- beiag built through the country west
1.of the Sierra Madre, but hardly near
- enough to the.mineral district to be
Svery valuable. 1
" nmew me Escapee.
She--Did you ever camp out in the
RHe-No. The only time I ever was
uat ft my esad was when I had tne
-j It l , sad the& ket me Uade
B,)i gorr beiial as hree m
POISON SHOP TO laRS. N
EXPOSED TO MORE DANGERS THAN
- China i
Preesutions Taken by Them-The Almost lies up;
Irresistible Temptation to Sample The!r gineerin
Wares-Use of GClass Hoeaddresses - fully alp
p D oers Minimized. centurie
,· tory for the manufacture of some that inv
of the deadliest poisons known is located fixed sti
not far from the heart of New York City ly beau
and sufficient poihon is being made there work at
now to annihilate the whole population rudely
of the greater city, says the Evening wheelba
Post. It is guarded carsiully from all factor i;
intruders, and no one passes beyond its the Un
portals without a special permit, and sidered
even employees have to be skilled in for buil
their work and the nature of the risk Chinese
they take before admittance is granted over Cl
them. In this factory is manufactured esting
pure anhydrous acid, a drug that is never iam Ba
placed on the market in its pure state, survey
and even in the chemist's laboratory it cent bo
is handled with all the care of a poison- neer in
ous reptile. If the fumes of' this acid Anot
should escape, the chemi-t would never have, I
live to tell the tale. The man who dis- our me
covered it was killed by inhaling its the sys
fumes, and'many another has met a sim- boat b)
ilar death. From 3 to 5 per cent. of this leakag
acid diluted with 97 parts of water forms back ft
prussic acid. Even this poison is so The n
deadly that inhaling its fumes would
mean instant death, and it is never hand- nese ti
led except in the factory or a fey large nH. umb
responsible laboratories.ne s
Probably next in importance to this zi 5
acid is the cyanide of potassium, which large
is manufactured in the same factory. manyl
only in another part of the building, ping h
where a fire-proof and air-tight wall which
shuts it off from the first. The fumes either
of thih are not poisonous, and one can family
work in the room where it is manufac- There
tured without fear, except that.he must Chines
not touch it. The slightest quantity of tem w
the poison in its pure state would kill the ve
if swallowed. The fumes of cyanide ..f ence a
I potassium have a rather pleasant odor,
and it is said at the factory that it has
a witching effect <n workmen. For all Bloc
the world the finished poison looks lie sonme
r crystallized sugar. and as yo:t gaze on ordina
it and smell the fa=cinating odor, there the ca
is a strong temptation to taste it. This merci:
fascination is probably much like that tists,
1 which draws a man over a steep prec- cently
a pice. At any rate, the attraction to taste view
, of the poison is so well recognized that color
a workman is rtlver allowed in the room they I
I, alone. In the mixing-room. s here the line r
men toil before a huge cauldron of mol- day o
I, ten cyanide. the scene is like that of The
some old witch's cave, especially if one onlyTh
I. knows the nature of the terrible poison very
that the men are brewing. of in
h Nitric acid is another poison eq lly f in
fearful in its results when once li ir- exper
ated. This poison eats away and through is no
almost anything. and it can be kept in li
glass carboys alone. Break one of these concl
and the factory is doomed. The acid blood
spreads around and begins to eat into the p
everything it touches, and incidentally Bk
sets everything inflammable on fire. No pose
man can collect the acid, and it is al- thout
most impossible to pour anything over Anot
it to counteract its effect. As it burns accid
and spreads around, its fumes become that
deadly in their effect, and firemen at- Nob(
tempting to put out the flames woull their
suffer therefrom. The fumes do not kill omer
at once, but if breathed ,teadily for a fruit
0 a ti'ue. they enfceie. anJl poison the sys- TI
tem, so that within twenty-four hours them
an death conies. is to
and A carboy of nitric acid was ac:!dent- part:
is ally broken several years ago in this solid
ble factory, and the acid began to have its coun
'rld. way without opposition. It soon land
the started the interior of the factory on pres
htr fire, and it was eating its way into the also,
per- adjoining rooms, where prussic acid was TI
sold stored. Several of the workmen volun- first
ling teered to put the flames out and to check of ti
rag- the acid in its deadly work. They work- pres
ed for several hours before they su:- mar
the ceded, and then they seemed all right, Pos
Mul and returned heme. But the next day
ome they were all dead. the fumes of the
arge acid having been inhaled and enough of
ugr.. the poison absorbed to make death ao- "
'in.- olrte. trot
hip. The fumes of corrosive sublimate are Pay
On as deadly as almost any poison. and in by 1
lack factories where it is made the greatest ter
rlg care must be taken to prevent their es- wh
ma caping. Where it is necessary for the sixt
the men to go into the room where the fumes
riag are likely to escape, they are maske.l thrc
fre with glass head-dress, which enables ing
them to see but not breathe the atmos- mac
steet phere. Pure air is pumped into them
em. through a tube, and they are much like mat
k the diver who explores the sea bottom. kne
mud There are many other poisons made for swe
itar- commercial use that are only a little less my
h hr- powerfutl than these, but nearly all of
tide them are diluted when sold on the mar- her
river ket. Thie danger of using them is thus tasi
Buch minimized, so that ·one can handle them
lohn with ease, if ordinary care is bestowed Pa
dra- upon their proper handling.
_____ _ is
a t Postooned. tie
Im- It was one o'clock in the morning. is
- In the deepest shadow of the piazza ing
of the little suburban villa in which our ed
l story opens, sat two burglars, earnestly wa
h discussing the affair that had brought I
them hither. A light in one of the upper ouj
windows, which had only just been ex- fre
m of tinguished had made them postpone for the
at, a while their attempt and this delay had o
But given the first burglar an opportunity to wa
bebds ask his partner the circumstances which
more has led to this particular graft. in
md- :'The lady who occupies this house, we
la whispered the second burglar, "has ten no
Sthousand dollars in cash. She drew it col
maX- out of the bank yesterday, and to-mor- los
nt I row she will turn it over to the old and foc
oh trusted friend of her late husband."
b "d Who is he?" asked the first burglar. an
Lr "He's an old cove they've known all ne
their lives. He's going to advise her how
to invest her money. In the me-time,
i she's got it all upstairs with her in a
Sthe black bag."
The first burglar was silent for a
po "Jim," he said at last, "I haven't the m
Sheart to do it. She's a widow. Let's fir
his is wait.
ed "Wait!" exclaimed the second burglar. ue
r l ss "For what ?"
aption "Why," said his companion, "wait un- o0
be til the old cove has it. Then rob him." in
ain Marie Antoinette's Pocket ,
worlo A historical relic of much "interest at
Eh to- has just been discovered among the ar- di
o chives of the Department of the Seine d
thre This relic is a list of the articles found cc
tbbt in the pockets of the dre~s that the ill- T
Bp5' fated Marie Antoinette wore at her exe- r.
dlg a cution. The articles were put to public h
om a auction for the penefit of Sanson, the C
5, public executioner. The first .lot con- b
sisted of a small pocketbook in green r
o morocco, containing a pair of pincers. c
a small corkscrew, a pair of scissors. b
r comb, and a tiny pocket looking glass. ti
b The second lot was made up of three
little portr.aits in green morocco cases t
one of them being surrounded by a metall ia
frame. The two lots fetched a total af ii
lte sof. 5oc.-The Irish Times. t
ad t The longi tails of the Shah of Per
ad s ia's horses are dyed crimson for saix '
e. Inhes at their dp-a esloy gsied d
*iag of ti .rulr 4 bise SaPS. I
LESSONS FROM CHINA. -M
'New" Things Which Have Been Prao .hse, g
tieed There For Centuries. a
From what has been learned about Three,
China in recent years the conclusion been th
lies uppermost that while Chinese en- world o
gineering has prF eeded quite success- fates, t
fully along static lines, it has rested for Neptune
centuries without much progress in all Jupiter'i
that involves motion. Thus, while their Cerberui
fixed structures are notable and frequent- estates
ly beautiful, their machines for doing cepts a
work and moving people and goods are three I
rudely primitive. The curious Chinese may mi
wheelbarrow is still 4 most important well aw
factor in lana transportation, but what in more n4
the United States, for example, is con
sidered very modern "cage construction" lore in
for buildings, has been practiced by the three bi
Chinese for centuries, and is found an Gotham
over China. this is one of many inter- usual s(
esting observations made by Mr. Will
iam Barclay Parsons during a railroad three i
survey in i898, and recorded in his re- rate, it
cent book entitled "An American Engi- ligous
neer in China." days' v
Another example of how the Chinese food, a
have, by centuries, anticipated some of by sevc
our modern inventions, is afforded by into th
the system of dividing up the hull of a Mount
boat by bulkheads as a protection against and aft
leakage, this with the Chinese, dating out, fol
back further than the thirteenth century. another
The number of compartments in the Chi- were a
nese trading vessels depended upon the which
number of owners in a vessel. Mr. John seven
H. Morrison, in an article in this maga- of fam
zI ine several years ago, told that in a rieho c
1 large vessel there were sometimes as pets se
many as one hundred, each partner ship- day th
ping his goods in his own compartment times,
II which he fitted up to suit himself, and the ap
s either went in person or sent one of his seven,
n family tB take charge of his property. There
- There is thus some question whether the den ca
;t Chinese bulkhead or compartment sys- seven
Item was designed for insuring safety of seals,
I the vessel, rather than for the conveni- seven
,f ence of shippers.-Cassler's Monthly. seals,
is Artificial Blood Oranges. angels
.11 Blood oranges always command a price are se
e somewhat in advance of that asked for In n
'n ordinary oranges. This is particularly curs
c the case in Europe, and as a purely corn- seven
imercial enterprise, two German scien- champ
at tists, Doctors Punt and Micko, have re- sleepei
cently been making experiments with it ets, as
te view to communicating artifically a red man, :
t color to the juice of the fruit. This for se'
n they have accomplished by injecting anir But
hline red through the skin of the every- three
l- day orange before it is quite ripe. Iy cil
i The attempts thus far made have been are tl
e( only partly successful. Aniline red is a That
on very cheap substance, and the process nine i
iy of injection can be performed at small hydra
l expense; but unfortunately the coloring for L:
r is not accomplished evenly, and the pulp in moi
in is liable to be streaky. To sum up, the man,
to conclusion drawn is that the artificial of the
cid blood orange is not likely soon to take sighif
to the place of the natural product. with
11y Blood oranges are commonly sup- fogure
No posed to be sweeter than ordinary ones. tiply
al- though such is not the case in reality. will 1
Aer Another popular notion is that they are the p:
ns I accidental "sports," whereas the fact is alway
me that they represent a peculiar variet alay
at- Nobody knows what is the nature of
ul,l their coloring matter, but the same phen
kill omenon of blood-tinge is found in other Germs
v.- The early Spaniards brought with A ,
srs them to America a kind of peach which first
is to this day a favorite variety in many kers
snt- parts of this country, its pulp being quite a spe
:his solid and of a blood-red hue. On ac- for I
its count of its solidity housewives in Mary- Germ
0on land and elsewhere frequently use it for who
on preserving. The juice of some cherries, and i
the also. is of the color of blood. door
was There seems to be 'no doubt that the throu
un- first blood orazles came from the region ing d
ck of the Mediterranean, where even at the "Ii
rk- present time they are largely grown for welec
u.:- market.-Philadclphia Saturday Evening arom
ght, Post. in a
th A Common Malady. Ew
ab- "I wonder if John Gordon has any icoals
trouble with his throat," mused Mrs. "A
are Payne, as a friend of her hutand passed othem
I in by her window. "I've seen him day af- a th
test ter day with his coat collar turned up, hash
Cs- when the mercury was 'way up in thei tobas
the sixties." coals
mes "There's nothing the matter with his narg
ke.l throat," said Mr. Payne, with an unfeel- then
bles ing grin. "It's his engagement that a passl
nos- made all the trouble." man
hem "What do you mean, Robert ?" de- the
like manded Mrs. Payne, indignantly. "You Ti
om. know that Mary W\ills is one of the profi
for sweetest girls that ever lived, and one ot All
le~s my best friends, too.", lnce:
1 of "That's all very true, my dear," said your
rar- her husband, "but it doesn't alter hei ly at
thus taste in neckties." stooc
hem "Taste in reckties!" fi:te.d Mrs ous
wed Payne. an i
"'.es, ma'am," said her husband. "that said
is what I said. She gave the hclp!ess a
and enamored Jonathan one dozen neck
ties for a Christmas present, and whit
g . is more, she expects to see them adorn
azza ing his person every day. John confid
our ed in me, as a married man, and said he
sstly was unwilling to hurt Mary's feelings. j
Ught But I know how much a man can and
pper ought to bear in the way of criticism:n
ex- from his fellow men, and after I'd seen
Sfor the ties I counselled John to keep his
had coat collar turned up when he took his
ty to walks abroad."
hhich "Why. I never heard of such a thing
in my life!" said Mary Wills's defender.
use, weakly. "Robert! Robert! I believe
s ten now I think of it, that you wear your
ew it collar turned up when you have on that
mor- lovely pink and blue plaid tie I gave you
aand for our anniversary present. Robert--"
But Mr. Payne was already in the hall
rglar. and front door closed behind him the
n all next moment.-Youth's Comnpaaion.
ii a Economy on the Cattle Ranch.
The changes in the methods of cattle
or a ranching in the Southwest during the
last ten years have removed a large cle
t the ment of romantic picturesqueness. The
Let's financial disasters which dethroned many
a rich cattle king from i887 to 1893 havy'
rglar. necessitated economies where prodigal
waste once prevailed. Tricks of saving.
t un- once thought contemptible, are in vogue
him." in all up-to-date ranges. Nowadays the
bones of cattle are saved and sold. No
one thinks of leaving the pelt on an ar.i
mal found dead on the range. Time
was when such economy was despised
terest and left for the poor half-breed In
he ar- dians. Even the piles of horns left after
Seine dehorning operations were over are now
found collected and made a source of revenue.
he ill- The fertilizer that went to waste on the
:r exe- ranges is shiippd at so much a ton to
ppblic horticultural districts in California and a
n, the Colorado for use in the orchards. Cow
Scon- boys are fined for drunkenness on the
green range nowadays. A generation ago the
nncers. cattle kings bought whiskey and brands
ssors s. by the barrel for the cowboys to help
glass. themselves to.
three A half-dozen horses and cowboys do
cases twice as much work and cover twice a
metal much territory as formerly. The brand
otal Sf ing of calves is done by time-saving con
trivances. A dozen inventions have beep
made in cattle cars, whereby the loss
from the trampling to death of animils
tr six Iwhile in transit to market has been di
sind aished, and also by which sorg stock
Y j be ps & W W.
MYSTICAL ODD NUMBERS.
hzee, Seven and wae Rave Many P* speed
cullarites to Tksir Credit. a few
Three, seven and nine appear to have line 4
been the favorite numbers all the rate 1
world over. The ancients had three an ea
fates, three furies and three graces; whicl
Neptune's trident had three prongs, mile
Jupiter's thunderbolt three forks and hot
Cerberus three heads. We have three for t
estates of the realm, a man who ac- ifoun
cepts a bill has three days' grace and fast
three persons congregated together sobel
may make a riot. Shakespeare was
well aware that he must have neither is at
more nor less than three witches in Ovj r
"Macbeth," and that the brindle cat
must mew thrice, and our popular folk
lore insists upon three merry men, su
three blind mice and three wise men of ;,,,,,
Gotham. Three meals a day is the dona
usual scale of feeding.
Of a more mystical character tha pl
three is the figure seved, or, at any a a
rate, it has a larger number of re- pt
ligious applications. Noah had seven
days' warning of the coming of the Ti
flood, and when it came he took fowls Net
by sevens and clean beasts by sevens
into the ark; the ark touched on Pr
Mount Ararat in the seventh month, or gi
and after seven days a dove was sent ace
out, followed seven days afterward by TI
another. In Pharaoh's dream there to t
were seven fat and seven lean kine,
which Joseph interpreted to mean
seven years of plenty and seven year?
of famine. At the destruction of Je- Wy
richo seven priests bore seven trum- Hall
pets seven days, and on the seventh
day they walked round the city seven W
t times, after which the walls fell. In per
d the apocalypse almost everything is tion
. seven, except the number of beasts. obi
There are seven churches, seven gol
ie den candlesticks, seven lamps before Ws,
. seven spirits, the book with seven
f seals, the lamb with seven horns and Ing
. seven eyes, seven angels with seven face
seals, seven kings, seven thunders, Prk
seven thousand slain, the dragon with K
seven heads and seven crowns, seven T
angels bring seven plagues, and there mil'
are seven vials of wrath. in
r In merely secular matters seven oc
y curs frequently enough. We have F
seven wonders of the world, seven any
champions of Christcndom, seven bar
sleepers, seven wise men, seven plan- as
it ets, seven deadly sins, seven ages of Beni
4 man, and our ordinary leases are made "
is for seven or a multiple of seven years. ,
it; But however mystically significant
y- three and seven may be, they cannot '
l ay claim to any such peculiarities as i
er- are the property of the figure nine.
a That the ancients had nine muses, nee
ss nine rivers in the infernal regions, a Nei
all hydra with nine heads and nine gods Dr.
rig for Lars Porsana to swear by, or that E
tin in modern times nine tailors to make a as
he man, or that possession is nine points
sal of the law, are facts that pale into in- t:
ke significance after one has sat down Io
with pencil and paper to investigate
some of the special peculiarities of the oti
figure nine. For instance, if you mul
e. tiply nine by any other number you Sic
will find that the figures composing F.
are the product when added together will
t. always amount to nine. by
of IN A HASHEESH DEN.
her German's Visit to a Resort Where Men an
Smoke Their Reasons Away.
ith! A German physician describes his
ich first visit to a den of hasheesh smo
any kers in Cairo, Egypt, hasheesh being
rite a species of hemp prized in the east
ac- for its intoxicating properties. The
Iry- German's 'guide was a donkey boy,
for who could speak German. In a dark
'cs, and dirty alley they came to a lighted
doorway. Entering they passed
the through a room filled with men play
;ion ing dominoes to the smoking-room.
the "Here," said the explorer, "we were
for welcomed like old acquaintances. The
i;rg 'aromatic odor and the smokers were
iin a very happy mood. On the walls
were Arabic inscriptions and pictures
of European beauties. In one corner
I was a stone bearing a mass of glowing
Irs. "A man cut up some tobacco, an
scd other filled a clay pipe bowl rith it.
af- a third bit off little pieces of brown
up, hasheesh and laid them down on the
the tobacco, a fourth added some glowing
coals and attached the bowl to a
his narghilch or water pipe, which he
eel- then handed to his neighbor. The pipe
iat passed from mouth to mouth, each
Sman taking a few whiffs and expelling
de- the smoke from nose to mouth."
You The German physician declined the
the proffered smoke and ordered coffee.
Ae oi All the smokers talked and laughed
incessantly. Most of them were
aid young or middle-aged men. Sudden
he ly an elderly man rose to his feet and
stood staring at the floor, with a vacu
Irs ous smile. lie was a hasheesh wreck,
an imbecile. "He is a philosopher," a
'that said one of the others, and a general
ta fo .oweo.
Th '. ci ific produdion Its celeInc'
of a of value distinctive is due to the originality and simplicity of the
of a laxative of known value and distinctive combination and a so to the method of manu
action is rapidly growing in public favor, along facture, which is known to the California Fig
with the many. other material improvements of Syrup Co. only, and which ensures that per
the age. The many fect purity and uniformity of product essential
w o wE info ed to the ideal home laxative. In order tp get
must understand quite clearly, that in order Its n fici l
to meet the above conditions a laxative should always buy the genuine and note the full name
be wholly free from every objectionable quality of the Company- Caifornia Fig Syrup Co.
or substance, with its component parts simple printed on the front of every package. In the
and wholesome and it should act pleasantly * prnted on the front of every package.
and w holesome and it should act pleasantly process of manufacturing figs are used as they
and gently without disturbing the natural are pleasant to the taste, but the medicinal
functions in any way. The laxative which virtues of Syrup of Figs are obtained from an
fulfils most perfectly the requirements, in the excellent combination of plants known to be
highest degree, is medicinally laxative and to act most beneficially.
Syrup of Fs oFfAii uP.
The sale of millions of bottles annually fot
many years past, and the universal satisfaction
which it has given confirm the claim we make;, San frW isco,CaJ.
that it possesses the qualities which commend Louisville.Ky. - aw York,M.Y
it toublic favor. for sate by an - pPra fifty cents per bottle,.
Every Man His Own Doctor,
y J. HAMILTON AYERStA. M.. M D.
Thts Book M wutlm s i siman.ý_ý day lelib. sad i. fr-s fo t. seake teml w sisme ist meo
redtoiL ti t v w1, rs . T Bo ,ndd tia 9emf. ga I. - weu6i as,
- K;)Odb pOiLNa' o C WZXSl PO@WZ- ý .
Te .low mue tali bisf maire preailt ey the Imuisess .sitt Isrtesd S d .s sb fea sash B. sists so sas
r51' 1OsSeU Me1ati w *DtiP5 bU"i tSY, rrrdr ny mo1·tr give.is O rf s £553 *"rm1s*5 ý ý (e w .v-dk.
rnag tiad e lrPdoreti se grtsg .lt' 11555 5 if. Wttb
tint. of 3.dsuieal Prssto, (,esownt U's of OuiWH~flin ?vW · at55
Doe iii ifr emTsw Iamau befas d soar tM" wa esud1
*WcBIc* ?0¶ i-Pý a MiGaT ins551e º I"ts s[ a7 d .as rl smamisadee
pQOp pVU'IBCH1NQ ts H %. R5 W WI 5trVt; No Y
w4o mas,. a mfe.
In England the advocates of great
speed in transportation predict that In
a few years they wil have a s ngle rail
line on which trains will be run at the
rate of 110 miles an hour. In Germany
an electric railroad is proposed, oves
which ears are expected to move 120
miles in 60 minutes. Americans are '
hot slow, but they are not impatient T
for transit so rapid as to exceed the S
~founds of reason. A m!le a minute is B
fast enough for the great majority of
sober-minded ahd practical peP!e. B
The largest need!e factory in the world
is at iedditch, Worcestshire. og'aund. T
Over 70,OY'.c3 needles are made week:y. A
New Fuel for Loeenmotives.
One of our largeat ra' roads has decided to
substitute oil in uolac of coal as fuel for its
i ow.motives, and while there may be some
dunat as to l:s siccess, there is none conzern
in; ;h, value o. riostetier's Stomach Bitters.
It naa been given a thorough trial during the
past fift years, and has never disaponted
an% sufferer from dyspepsia. indie7tion, ton
stipation or Satilency who has given it a
fair trial. Be sure to get the genuine.
The first fire engine used in the United
States was brought fror England to
New York City in 1731.
Pcrrex FAUzLass Drxs do not spot, streas
or givo your goods an unevenly dyed appear.
acec. Sold by all druggists.
The "heart wcd" of a tree has ceased
to take any part in the vegetative econ
o-ny of the tree. Its use is to strengthen
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by ]
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Caszxr & Co.. Toledo)O.
0 We, the undersigned, have known 1. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years. and believe him
perfectly honorable in all business transac
U tions and financially able to carry out any
1 obligation made by their firm.
W ar & Tanax Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
SWaLm.o, !rals & Manrc, Wholesale
SDruggists, Toledo, Ohio.
d Hll's catrh Cure is taken internally, act
ing directly upon the blood and mucous sur
e faces of the system. Testimonials sent free.
1. Price. 75e. per bottle. Sold b; all Druggists.
h Hall's Family Pills are the best.
n The longest State is California, 770
e miles; the widest, Texas. 760. The next
in breadth is Montana, 580.
Best For the Bowels.
e Yo matter what ais youa, headsele to a
n cancer, you will never get well until yoar
bowels are pat right. CastansTS help nature.s,
cure you without a gripe or vain, produce
1-easy natural movements, cost you just 11
2) cents to start getting your health baok. Cula
ies a Candy Cathartic, the genuine, nut up
in metal boxes, every tablet has ai..C.
. stamped on it. Beware of imitatios.
,t The sign painter, at least, can always
make a name for himself.
. FTSprmaneatly ired. No ats or nervous
s noes after first day's use of Dr. 7Cine's Great
a NerveE. storer. l2 trial bottle aud t,raif e free
Dr. I. H. Krns. Ltd.. tSl A.ch St.. Ph.t. Pa.
Lt Some people regard their friends simply
a as something to home things on.
Mrs. WinsloIr's ioo:i-ag Syrau for ohtilre
n- teething, softes ins gza, reduces insmmla -
n sion,allays pain. cares wind corie. i a )ost.,
te The fact that one good turn deserves an
te other is what keeps things going.
I do not beleove Piso's Cure fir Consump
u tion has an equal for coughs an c lds.--J )
ig F. Bors, Trinity Springs, Ina., Feb. 15, 1900.
Il You can't always tell a polished man
by h1s saoes.
Ihe Texu & Paoifc R .ilway is 35 mile 5
sho testlinebetween ShreveporL and Dallas
a and the West
"My wife had a deep-seated cough
for three years. I purchased two
d bottles of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
ad large size, and it cured her comn
J. H. Burge, Macon, Col.
SProbably you know of
1s cough medicines that re
lieve little coughs, all
Scoughs, except deep onesl
The medicine that has
t beenr curing the worst-of
n deep coughs for sixty
h years is Aycr's Cherry
he ' Three sizes: 25. S5.. Si. Alldruggists.
ch Consult ayour doctor. If he ae take it.
then de as he sys. 11 hao tells ayo nnt
to take it. then don't lake it. He knows.
Leave ith him. hmV are wi*lnr.
J. C. YF- CO.. Lowell, Mas.
led WE PAY L R. FARE AND UNDER $3,000
ere Depost. Ouarant*
Lr," O~eB C'x O LCHOLAt"nuNa. BoAIo AT
ral (OUT. Write Quoik to OA.- A L.A.
VBUSINESS cOLLali. MACON, oA.
"WlHAR EW IUM IN?"
(Being the SolUlouy eta Parmes the Freer sae s Itaw
Thar's a mighty let er t.nln' about tams 'a th rits
'N the wonderful prop bty tha t growin' Inlts.
Thar's a heap ar foolish eowl ' the "beats" begin tar about
'n holler er the Tariffl ter keep tree raw eugay out I
But I notis thet the beet-predada' farms are vey few,
An' the farmers through the country alat got much et it tar dew.
The bull land alot a-raisin' beets. 'n aint goin' taer begin.
Beet growin's right fer sum. I guess-but, whar dew I eum ina
The farmer g!ts four dollars now fer every ton o' beets-
A handeom prier, I must allow-but hldln' sum deceits.
Beet sugar manyfaetereer admit es they hey found
Thet 'granylated" costa 'em sumthln' like tew cents a pound.
In fact thet leaves a profit on which they'd greatly thrive
And-if it kin be sold for three, why should we pay 'em FIVE 7
It seems ter me es thet's a game thet's mighty like a skin
But-itf thar's any benefit-waal,-whar dew I cem In ?
When Uncle Sam's in want o' cash we're glad ter help him out,
'N we'll stand ,all the taxes that are needed, never doubt.
.Bat when his pocket-book's well lined an' nary cent he lacks,
Et seems ter me his duty's ter repeal thet sugar tax.
Them fellers wot is Interested sea its to protect
The beet-produeln' farmer that the duty they collect,
But I guess thet explanation as a little bit too thin
The sugar maker,-he's all right;-but-whar dew we cum in ?
Take off raw sugar duty an' the price will quickly fall,
To everybody's benefit. ter sugar's used by all.
The poor will bless the Government thet placed it in thar reach
('u millions of our citisens free sugar now beseech)
The dealer II be delighted-less expenditure fer him
More demand 'n bigger iroate-which at present are but slim.
An' the farmer '11 be as well paid as he ever yet hes ben
r But he'll buy his sugar cheaper-thet's whar he an' I'll cum in.
Now, whar's the sense or reason of the sugar tax to-day,
n When our treasury's a-bulgln' an' we hey no debts ter pay ?
The duty on raw sugar's Fifty million every year
An' the people's got ter pay it-thet's a fact thet'a very clear.
Fifty million ! Great Jerusha ! Ter protect beet magnates, too.
Why should they tax ALL the people-just ter help a scattered FEW ?
a And the FEW ? Beet-sugar MAKERS ! Don't it really seem a si;
Thus ter help an' All thar coffers ? Whar dew you an' I cum in ?
r. The farmer growin' beets hes got a contract price fer years
' F lree raw sugar wouldn't hurt him, an' of it he hes no fears.
But mebbe, like myself-he's also growing fruit so nice
5 Ter preserve it-at a profit-he needs sugar-at a price !
;t The repealing of the duty, surely cuts the price in two
Thet'll make a mighty difference, neighbor, both ter me an' you !
Let the sugar manytactbrer make such profits as he kin
Ter him it may seem right enuff-but whar dew I cum In ?
An' 1 aint agoln' ter swaller all the argyments they shout
Thet the farmers need protection-an' must bar raw sugar out.
Common sense is plainly showin' that the people in the land
Want raw sugar free in future-an' its freedom will demand.
'Tis a tax no longer needed-hateful to the public view,
Taxing millions of our people to enrich a favored 'few.
They can't blind me any longer with the foolish yarns they spin,
While they're busy making money-whar dew you an' I come in ?
s- I'm agoin' ter keep on hustlin', talkin', pleadln' with my trends,
Aint no sense in lettin' others gain thar selfish privet ends.
I'm agoin' ter write termorrer to my Congressman 'nd say
Thet he oughter do his best ter kill that tax without delay !
Iy Feller-farmers, do your utmost--whether you grow beets or not
To repeal the tax on sugar-you can but improve your lot :
Cheaper sugar helps your pocket. greater blessings you can win
1 When we've three-cent grauylated-that's whar you an' I curm in !'
an Fror Me Thir,s - QW,Ua , r / rCe-nr the m-W--, ofw. L
Danle.$3D nd" shoe. for Kyle,$comfot sod west bas elled sal otrer
metes sod *t tler pt-us Thi exeellept reputationhas een wr.on by ter t
Alone. W. . Doitug suoes have to ee tteru satis .ac-ion than o... ,OO nd
Is 8i.s blntnr "Yu lu pDoe lt h " 5L00and$.o shm, musto
X,,d by rt Dor0ola Stores i Asa.e et w dlia dsal Ivrt fro m ftory to'
wrearr at one proop; and btsha daar r whar
05.0 SHOES DOUGL E
SO Line CaneC Be
UNIONM AD E Equaled at Any Prs.
The tandard has away been ised s high that the wfer recee mot vale for hs mo
In the W. L Dutlrls no and 96J shoes than he cs get elseheren W. 1. DneLa' maked and
more 83.0 an dO a hoeh yother two ~umtogr in the world.astColor Eyelot od.
W. L Don lar 36.00 and a.so shoesh are made of the same high-grade
lathsers used In K.00and 86.00 shoes andare just as good in every way.
Insist upon having W. L. Douglas shoes with name and pr'ce stamped
on bottom. shhoes scat anyw e e on eoI of sre and 15 rent additional for
,frutas. TLOakelmoolt of tent as shown " etaste pia, rd; aei'and
width ue.atTy wrn.: B aa et ap too; hevay, medianm o lght oa oles.
W. L. DOUCLAS, Brockton. Mass.
GREATEST GUN BARGAIN IN YEARS. $1.00 GUN FOR $10.35.
Owingo the very unusual dry spell carag the sumrmer lind esty fall in this
OGyNS. ' I INU CLOTHING.
section we and that we hr SPORTUN, (IO gnraa
BOOTS, LoADeDS J.tw mlO• . pFelO GkODS In gtenerl thu
reOTSlOADBDw eLr u d eot t towkei ome extra
weeansell, we -torcasl,. Priceowhichwilt
ordinary low pries el money. Weuafra
ave L R RSyou. siomety. M o.
gnp is sold by merchants
11-over the co Tn at $s.oo. It lS uage .0 in.,? i-I
to 8 is., twist Iarreo hoke hbor reolundin ar ~lcks, steel
works. top amp pistol grinp, waipt stock and fore-eudboth checkered.
WaniNGTON model broeoextes•iend rib, double ilng a gun exactly s the epictre above
(from a photograph) shows for $S·.annst to say prt of u. U. on recipt of5l.j. C. 0. D.
subject to easnminatiou. trLa snd cheapest sporting goods bon'e In tle worse. Forty-av
SCWM MLZR AHRMS CO. Kansas City, Mo.
$900 TO $1500 A YEAk
We want intelligent Men sad Women as
Traveling Rteptemsetatives r Local Maulgers;
inalary yoo to Su5cs a year sad all ezpanhla.
according to experience and ability We ala
want local representatives; alay 9 I" $s
week and commission, deneadlag pa Ue tld
kvoted. Slend stamp for fullt partclr ad
gate position prefercd. Addias. Dept. B.
THE PVT.T. COMPANY. hUiladNlpht, Pa.
aWution etstern .......-1*.OS
1650 gsalon cistern......... 18 U
2100 gallou cistern......... *8.00
Cy preus Ialh and doors very cheap
Wire screens and doors ebeap.
H. P. LEWIS CO.. Limited,
1e3( BDAONNE ST.,NEW ORLEAiS, LA
iead for Catalogue. Write for prioes.