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Give ar Rest.
This is the prayer of the nervous who do
not sl'l) well. Let them use Hostetter's
Stom.r:, Bitters and their prayers will be
spcedily answered. Insomnia is the product
of inulietion and nervousness, two associate
ailments, soon remedied by the Bitters,which
also vaniiqulshes malaria, constipation, liver
complaint, rheumatism and kidney com
Thel're re only three negro telegraph oper
ators in this country.
A Nonsensical Notion.
comno folks actually believe that they can
cure skin disoea'es through their stomach. It's
ab;rdl on its face--absurd on the face of the
nan ,ii believes,too.becaumse his disease stays
right thecr. St-tys there till he uses Tetterine.
It's the onl safe and certain cure for Tetter,
ingworm, E czema and other itchy irritations
Gotx for )andrutff,too. Atdrugstores,50 cents,
or by mail from J. T. Shuptrine,Savannah,Ga.
The chemical name of Epsom salts is sul
phate of magnesia.
Stole the Wrong Body.
Dr. P. K. Drummond, one of the
bestiknown p)ractitioners in Chilli.
tothe, 0., is in jail, having con.
lessed to having assisted in stealing
the bolly cf Carlton W. Kelley from a
cemiectry at Londerry last Saturday.
The bholy of Kelley was secured by
mistake, as the faculty desired to have
that of Sam Jones, who killed himself
ivy drinking three bottles of pepper.
Ilnsltrated American Sold to a Syndicate.
Lorillard Spencer, for eight years
proprietor of the Illustrated American,
of New York, has sold the entire prop.
erty, including plant and good will, to
a syndicate of capitalists. The editor.
Chip will remain with Francis Bellamy,
the present editor, and A. B. Degur
rille will take the business management.
Revolutionary Troubles Denied.
The report put in circulation on
November 3rd that revolutionary trou
bles had occurred in the states of Lara
and Bolivar, and that in the :ltter dis.
trict the movement was of infantry
having been ordered to proceed to Cin.
dad, Bolivar, is denied.
Death of Harrison Allen, M. D.
Harrison Allen, M. D., emeritus
professor of comparative anatomy in the
medical school of the University of
Pennsylvania, died suddenly at Phila
delphia, Sunday, of what is believed to
have been heart disease.
Indiana Elks Suspended.
Grand Exalted Ruler Meade D.
Detwiler, Saturday afternoon, suspend.
ed the Marion, Indiana, Lodge of
Elks. This action was due to the al
leged violation of the laws of the or
der in the method of initiating Robert
Alleged Filillutor Libeled.
The schooner Donuet Briggs, which
has been detained at Norfolk, Va., for
acme three weeks on suspicion of be
ing engaged in tfiibusteriug, was Mon.
day libeled by United States Minister
Shalicross, for alleged violations of the
mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
taething,aoftens the gums,reducing inflamma
Alon,allays pain,cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
There are more distilleries in Massachu,
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Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ess after firstday's use of Dr. Kline's Great
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Christmas cards first came into fashion in
has written one of his best stories for the
1898 volume of The Youth's CompaniOn.
"The Burning of the Sarah Sands" is its
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paper free for the rest of the year, and
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. otteitPilie-. bi Earth.
0 Three or four districts claim the un.
SIlviable distinction of being the hottest
Splace on earth. They are all either sit.
eated in deserts or in localities where
Sesert winds are prevalent during a
r rtion of the year. The cities on the
Sed ea, both to the east and west of
that body of water, are subject to very
high temperatures In summer. At Mas
sowah,when the southwest wind blows,
traversing as It does 1,000 miles of arid
sand, the heat becomes unendurable,
the thermometer during the daytime
frequently rising to a point between
180 and 145, and in the sun going to
170. The wind bears with it clouds of
sand and dust from the Sahara, render.
lag it dangerous to be in the open air,
and in spite of the beat the inhabitants
are forced to shut themselves up in
their houses, stopping every chink
-through which the wind and dust may
enter. The Valley of the Euphrates is
another place of high temperatures. At
Bagdad the southwest monsoon occa
sionally sends the thermnometer up to
115 or 120. The lower valli.y of the
Ganges is intensely hot, the daily tem
perature during the summer season be.
ing from 105 to 112. The hottest places
in the United States are the sandy valt
leye of Western Arizona, the temper.
ature frequently rising to 110 or 115.
Animals and the Weather.
Many naturalists insist that animals
have a special sense which enables
them to foresee approaching changes in
the weather and conduct themselves
accordingly. Hens, ducks and geese
are well known to make preparations
for rain, and hours before the change is
apparent to human beings these crea
tures may be seen oiling and dressing
their plumage. Pigs frequently pre
pare a shelter for themselves before a
storm; a pig carrying a mouthful of
straw is to the farmer a sure sign of
rain. Dogs and horses exhibit unusual
lassitude before rain, and the cat wash
ing her face is, among housewives, a
certain sign. The croaking of the "rain
crow" is considered, in the country dis
tricts, as an indication of bad weather,
while even ants and bees, when rain is
approaching, seek their homes, the for
mer retiring to their holes and closing
the entrance, while the latter hurry to
their hives as though conscious that
danger was in the air.
The English libel law was illustrated
by the finding of a jury in the Iigh
Court of Queen's Bench, after a three
days' hearing of the suit of Mr. Andrew
H. Atteridge, the Chronicle's special
correspondent during the Soudan cam
paign, against Mr. E. F. Knight, the
special correspondent of the Times in
the same campaign. The jury award
ed Atteridge five thousand dollars dam
ages. The action grew out of a letter
written by Knight to a friend wherein
he called Atteridge a "dirty cur," and
declared that he left the Soudan after
the first battle at Firket because he was
in a "blue funk." He further expresased
his opinion that Atteridge was a "dirty
cur" because he had treated Garrett,
the correspondent of the New York
Herald, in a vile manner, turning him
out of his tent into the desert when he
was suffering from enteric fever, for
the reason that he was afraid of chol
era. Knight also accused Atteridge,
who had previously been a teetotaler,
of drinking champagne from 5 o'clock
in the morning until bed time and pray
ing to God all day when the cholera
broke out. He further described At.
teridge as a brute who never washed.
The wire-wound cannon enaures a
grcater explosive pres'sure to the square
inch of powder-chamber than any other
form of gun, and consequently assures
greater velocity of projectile and great
er power of pienotration. An experi
mental shot from such a gun recently
tried in IEngland went through eighteen
inches of steel-faccd compound armor,
backed by a wrought-iron plate half a
foot thick, eight feet of oak timber, and
three inches of ordinary iron, and still
had energy enough to bury itself in a
bank of clay beyond. Gen. Grant, in
his autobiography, described some
wooden mortars, hooped with iron,
which were used under his supervision
in the West; but hundreds of years ear
lier the cannon of European armies
were made from logs, a knotty portion
forming the breech, while around the
barrel were wound strips of fresh raw
hide which contracted as it dried.
A Bostonese woman reformer pro
poses that Congress shall establish
throughout the country governmental
marriage bureaus to compel by law ev
ery man to marry. But that good worm.
an should not overlook the fact that
this Government could better afford to
pay a large proportion of the men of
to-day not to get married.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
' None but the brave deserve the fair.
t God tempers the wind to the shorn
Better three hours too soon than one
) minute too late.-Shakespeare.
,y Cultured and fine manners are
s" everywhere a passport to regard.
d A truly elegant taste is generally ac
e, companied with excellency of heart.
There is one body that knows more
,. than anybody, and that is everybody.
The truly valiant dare anything ex.
' cept doing any other body an injury.
-Sir P. Sidney.
Negligence is the rust of the soul,
that corrodes through all her best re.
t Where there is much pretension,
much has been borrowed; nature never
e The two great movers of the human
mind are the desire of good and the
fear of evil.-Johnson.
A good word is an easy obligation;
but not to speak ill requires only one
silence, which costs us nothing.--Til.
Evil events come from evil causes;
and what we suffer, spring, generally,
from what we have done.-Aristo.
When we read, we fancy we could
be martyrs; when we come to act, we
cannot bear a provoking word.-Han
Many a man who now lacks shoe
leather would wear golden spurs if
knighthood were the reward of worth.
Remember that your will is likely
to be crossed every day, and be pre
pared for it by asking only for God's
A woman should never accept a lov
er without the consent of her heart,
nor a husband without the consent of
her judgment.-Ninon de l'Enclos.
The dignity of woman consists in be.
Ing unknown to the world. Her glory
is the esteem of her husband; her
pleasure the happiness of her family
There is nothing sadder than to look
at dressy old things, who have reached
the frozen latitudes beyond fifty, and
who persist in appearing in the airy
costume of the topics.--Frederick
The measure of manhood is the de
gree of skill attained in the art of car
rying one's self so as to pour forth
upon men all the inspirations of love
and hope, and to invoke good even
from the meanest and wickedest of
mankind.-W. D. Hillis.
We are always inspired, but we in
oessantly stifle the inspiration. God
does not cease to speak; but the noise
of the creatures without and of our
passions within confuses us and pre
vents our hearing. We must silence
every creature, including self, that in
the deep stillness of the soul we may
perceive the ineffable voice.-Fenelon.
A Famous Cat Painter.
In a beautiful house in Brussels
there lives an old lady, Mme. Hen
rietta Ronner, whose work has won
her fame and money. Like Rosa
Bonheur, she is an animal painter,
but instead of horses and cows, her
specialty is cats. In the early part of
the century her father, Joseph Au
gustus Knip, was well known in Ams
sterdam as a flower and landscape
painter, and educated his daughter in
art, according to the Chicago Record.
Her destiny was to be that of a por
trat painter, but she never liked it
and determined to study animals. At
the age of sixteen she exhibited at
Dusseldorf the picture of "A Cat in
the Window," which attracted much
attention, but the picture which made
her reputation was "The Friend of
Man," a canvas six feet by eight, rep
resenting an old man weeping over
the death of one of his dogs, which
had been used for drawing a cart.
Very soon afterward she turned her
attention to cats, and she has painted
every form and attitude and character
and kind of cat and kitten. The usual
way that she works is by placing a
cat in a glass case made for the purpose,
with cushions which invite the animal
to a natural position. Although sev
enty-three years of age, Mme. Ron
ner looks twenty years younger, save
for her snowy white hair. What is
most strange is the fact that one never
sees a cat at Mme. Ronner's. When
ever she wants to paint one she has a
model brought to her.
The Mlagnet in Surgery.
Not long since, while washing
clothes, a young laundress thrust a
broken needle into her hand. A sur
geon who was consulted a few days
afterward refused to operate, as the
needle had disappeared, and he feared
the necessity of making a number of
incisions. After two months the girl I
lost the use of her right hand, a slight I
movement of the fingers causing ex- I
quisite pain. A feeble electro-magnet I
was then employed to draw the nee- I
dle to a fleshy portion of the hand.
Before the third trial the girl com
plained of a pricking in the palm near
where the magnet had been applied.
At the ninth sitting the needle came
out broken end first and fixed itself
to the magnet. There was no pain or
loss of blood.
Postage stamp 8lot Machines.
The German Post-office Department
has decided to introduce, experimen
tally, automatic stamp-selling ma
chines. These machines were exhibit.
ed at the Berlin Industrial Exhibition
last year. They will be placed at I
prominent points where the demands
for stamps are the largest, and oper I
ate, on the deposit in the slot of the
proper coin, to furnish the purchasesr
with the stamps desired.
Sir William Thompson calculates
that the number of molecules in a cu
bic inch of any gas is 100,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000, and in each of these
molecules there are several atoms
moving among themselves at the rate
of seventy miles a minute.
Preparations are being made for a
series of experiments with the box
kite, as a means of observing military
and naval manmuvres, by the Signal
Service of the Military Department of
the Colorado. For this purpose a
number of box kites capable of elevat
ing observers to great heights are be
Professor Roentgen, the discoverer
of the X rays, describes the appear
ance they would present if they could
be rendered visible. They emanate
in all directions from the air irradiat
ed by them, he says, so that, if they
were visible, the appearance would
be that of a room filled with smoke
and lighted up-by a candle.
Tennessee miners so persistently re
fuse to give up the Davy lamp for a
better type while at work in the gase
ous collieries that the State Inspector
of Mines has recommended a State law
prohibiting the use of such lamps, as
has already been done in Pennsyl
vania. Pennsylvania authorities had
the same trouble with workers in bi
tuminous coal mines years ago.
A case of blindness from teeth
crowding has been put on record by
Dr. J. E. Gemmel. A boy of eleven
went to bed one night with normal
vision, but woke in the morning quite
blind. The pupils were dilated, fixed,
and not influenced by light. Investi
gation at last revealed the fact that
the teeth were wedged and crowded
together, when two permanent and
four temporary molars were extracted.
Sight returned in a .few days without
The city of Breslau recently con
sulted the chemists of the university
respecting some old manuscripts of the
sixteenth century, which damp and
old age had made quite illegible in
some parts. A remedy was very easily
found. It was ascertained that gall
nut ink had been used, as had been
expected. When painted with a one
per cent, alcoholic solution of tanic
acid, the characters became at once
fairly discernible. Ammonium sul
phide brought them out again in full
distinctness. This is the well-known
cure, which once more has proved re
Perhaps the most marvellous c me
tery known to science is the sheet of
chalk which seems at one time to have
covered the country from southern
England to central Asia beyond the
Sea of Aral, having an area about three
thousand miles long by one thousand
miles broad. This enormous bed was
formed entirely of the microscopic re
mains of minute sea animals. Iso
lated patches of the great sheet now
remain, that of England being more
than one thousand feet thick, and
covering the island southeast of a line
extending diagonally from the North
Sea at Flamborough Head to the coast
of the English Channel in Dorset.
The Size of Threads.
"Every seamstress, whether she
wants No. 30, or 60, or 125 thread,
knows from the number jtfst what size
the thread will be and what kind of
sewing it can be used for; but how the
numbers came to be just what they are
and just what they mean not one per
son in one thousand knows," said a
dealer in spool cotton to a Star re
porter. "Yet it is a very simple mat
ter to explain, providing you only
know the points and how to elucidate
,them. For instance, when 840 yards
of yarn weigh 7000 grains a pound of
rotton, the threadmaker's mark is No.
I. If 1680 yards weigh a pound it is
marked as No, 2.
"For No. 50 yarn it would take 50
multiplied by 840 to weigh a pound;
this is the whole explanation of the
yarn measurement as used by the
spool cotton manufacturers. The
early manufactured thread was of
three instead of six cord, the number
being derived from the number of
rds to the pound, just as it is to
"When the sewing machine came
Into the market as the great thread
sonsumer, unreasoning in its work
mnd inexorable in its demands for me
chanical accuracy, six cord cotton had
to be made in place of the old and
rougher three cord, it being much
smoother. As thread numbers were
already established they were not al
tered for the new article, and No. 680
six cord and No.60 three cord were left
identical in both size and number.
"To effect this the six cord has to be
made of yarn twice as fine as that de
manded in making the three cord va
riety. The No. 60 six cord is now
made of six strands of No. 120 yarn.
The three cord spool cotton is theiame
bumber as the yarn is made of. Six
cord spool cotton is always made from
yarn double its number. Thread is a
simple thing, but, simple as it is,
there are 2000 kinds of it and each
kind goes through hundreds of differ
ent processes in the course of mpau
lacture. There is one factory in New
lersey that turns out over 1,000,000
Wealthiest Child on Earth.
The richest baby in the world is
the Grand Duchess Olga, daughter of
the Czar and Czarina of Russia, and
worth in her own right more money
than that of the Vanderbilts and Astors
rolled into one. This baby princess
was born November 3, 1895, and as
mn heiress she completely overshadows
the recently arrived Marlborough
scion of fortune. Little Duchess Olga
s a great-grandchild of Queen Vic
toria, and is a bright youngster, de
spite her royal lineage and coming
billions. She is entirely unconven
tional in her way of dressing and isn't
m bit proud of her position in the
PIGEON FAMILY ON A SHIP.
Female Made Her Mate Sit on the
Eggs During the Voyage.
On board the Neptune liner Delano,
Captain James, which arrived recently
from Rotterdam, is a clear case of pet
When the Delano left Rotterdam a
pair of pigeons were occupying a loft
,on the vessel. On the voyage across
the Atlantlc two eggs appeared in the.
nest, over which there was a real
pigeon chuckle that drew the attention
of the crew, and investigation proved
that a family was expected. Great care
Was taken by the sailors in wild weath
er to see that the mother and her eggs
were not rolled out or washed by the
Then the sailors discovered that
there was more petticoat government
visible in the treatment of the male by
the female than was recognized in the
ethics of the married men who were on
board. As an instance it was seen that.
after the mother had taken a "dog
watch," keeping the eggs warm, she
would catch her better half by the col
lar and drag him into the nest and
make him take her place on the eggs.
No sailor would stand such treatment
as that Without complaining to the
British Consul or the Board of Trade.
The male pigeon performed his duties
without a murmur and the eggs In the
nest promise to yield a sea crop of
Again the female dragged the male
Into the nest and made him take his
place on the eggs. Then she stood out
side the nest and spruced her plumage,
which she had disregarded at sea. Then
looking several times into the home and
seeing that everything was all right
she raised her wings and flew away.
At tea time she had not returned and
Captain James is bothering his head
as to what he will do with the orphans
if the father follows the mother. He
hopes that Imm!grant Commissioner
Robinson will not put him under the
same bond that he does when stowa
ways escape from ships.-Baltimore
Her Dread of Fire.
An English exchange says that Sarah
Bernhardt has always had a morbid
dread of fire, and that this has led her
to direct that all her stage dresses
shall be made of fireproof matel~al.
• . Women Who Know the Laws of Nature and Obey
Them May Live to Green Old Ago.
SMr. Plnkham Says When We Violate Nature's Laws
OuTr unishment Is Pain-If We Continue
to Neglect the Warning We Die.
Providence has allotted us each at least seventy
years in which to fulfill our mission in
life, and it is generally our own fault if
we die prematurely..
* Nervous exhaustion invites disease.
, This statement' is the positive truth.
When everything becomes a burden
and you cannot walk a few blocks
* without excessive fatigue, aind you
S* break out into perspiratidhs easily,
and your face flushes, and you grow
excited and shaky at the least provoca
tion, and you cannot bear to be
crossed in anything, you are in dan
ger; your nerves have given out; you
need building up at once I To build
S'up woman's nervous system and re
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thrown off, if neglected it will run on into great suffering and pain.
Here is an illustration. Mxs. LucY GooDwmI, Holly, W. Va., says:
"I suffered with nervous prostration, faintness, all-gone feeling and palpi.
tation of the heart. I could not stand but a few moments at a time without
having that terrible bearing-down sensation.
"When I commenced taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound I
only weighed 108 pounds, and could not sit up half a day; before, however, I
had used a whole bottle, I was able to be about. I took in all about three bot
tles of the Compound, and am entirely cured; now I weigh 131 pounds and feel
like a new ivoman, stronger and better than ever in my life."
So it transpires that because of the virtues of Mrs. Pinkham's wonderful
Compound, even a very sick woman can be cured and live to a green old age.
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The Finnish women enjoy the right
of suffrage--in fact, they have invaded
every field. They have entered the
professions, they are carpenters paper
hangers, qpi&ufacturers, etc.
A POPULAR MILLIONAIRE.
Col. Charles F. Crocker Who Recentl
Died in Ean Francisco.
Col. Chas. F. Crocker, the railroad
magnate who died in San Francisco re
cently, is reported to have been the
most popular man in California. This
Is an extraordinary circumstance, in
view of the fact that he was vice pres.
Ident of the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company. the most hated corporation
on the slope. Crocker was but 42 years
of age and was worth $-10,000,000, most
of which was left him by his father,
Charles Crocker, who. with iunting
ton, Stanford and Hopkins, developed
the railroad facilities in California.
Oroeker inherited his father's bels
characteristics, and upon this heritage
he builded well. As a youth his amia,
bility, manliness and generosity made
him popular. He was a lover of ath.
letlcs, an athlete himself, and gave lib.
erally for all sporting enterprises. He
wu president of the Olympic Club. Ile
COL. CIARLES F. CROCKER.
entered the National Guard and be.
came a colonel. Upon his father's death
he was made first vice president of the
Southem Pacific road and was virtual
l its manager.
*A vaudeville trust has been orgynt
Ised and is now in operation, but It i!
just as well to remember that the saLma
old soubrettes cannot safely be trusted
under the new regime.
Pocahontu, Tenu., writes:
Have used Dr. M. A. Sim
mons Liver Medicine 10
years. It cured me of Pal
l pltation of the Heart;
Sick Headache and Fe
male Trouble. My Hus
band uses it for Bilio is
and Malarial disorde-s.
In this section it is as
staple as Meat and Bread.
We think it much Su
perior to J. H, Zeilin's
Jenifer, Ala.,writes: I have
used Dr. M. A. Simmons
Liver Medicine 20 years.
It cured J. M. Clark of Sick
Headache, and M. L.
Powell of Heaviness,and
Tired Feellag. Have used
"'Black Draught" and Zel.
lin's Begulator, but find the
Dr. M. A. Simmons to be
the best Medicine.
Lono, Ark.,, writes:
Have used Dr. M. A.
Medicine 20 years for
Siek Headache, and
-cannot speak too highly
of it. Have used Zeilin'a
Liver Regulator, also
"Black Draught," but
found both very inferior.
Cobden, Ill., writes:
For Liver and Fe
nothing except Dr.
M. A. Simmot s
me any good. "Black
Draught" cid me no