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The condition of the rubber trade
brought about by the increased demand
and the many new uses for rubber, has
excited a great interest in the possibil
ity of inventing a substitute.
In England a substitute called
"oxilin" was claimed to be a substi
tute, and a clergvm;tn of Denver, Colo.,
invented a substitute called "perchoid"
for which the same claim was made.
Those substitutes are identical in'
their composition, being made from
linseed oil, the composition known as
linoleum being the suggestion of bothj
inventors, but the oil in the new com-;
position is not fully oxidized, litharge"
being need and currents of cold air.
Continued experiments yielded a more'
and more elastic substance, and it was
found that with sulphur quite similar
effects were produced, comparatively,
as with rubber. Oxilin and perchoid
can also be vulcanized, but in no case
was it able to fulfill all the require
ments of rubber. For bicycle tires it
has bet-n found to serve quite well, but
it lacks the life and durability of rub
ber. Oxilin and perchoid can be pro
duced at a cost of from 5 to 6 cents per
pound, and this fact, coupled with the
prioe of rubber at 80 cents per pound,
and that the claimed substitutes have
not been introduced with euch favora
ble competing prices, shows conclusive
ly that it is not likely to affect the
present condition of the rubber market.
Latter discoveries have worked veritable
miracles, but it does not seem at all
likely that a good substitute for rubber
will be discovered soon.
The cold is as bitter in many sections of
our western country as any freezing
corner of Klondike. Twenty degrees
below zero is not an uncommon condi
tion of winter weather, and by reason
of this intense cold, rheumatism has
its be^t chance to prow painfully in
t«n>e and chronic in its continuance.
We need not, therefore, borrow an idea of
cold from Klondike. What we want is the
best cure for rheumatism, and anywhere
and everywhere, whether in freezing cold
or melting heat, St. Jacobs Oil is known,
valued and used as the Master Cure of this
universal plague of mankind. The proof
of its efficacy can always be produced, and
its efficacy in the cure of the disease goes
on in all conditions of weather.
From England to Australia.
The longest cable in the world will
doubtless be the direct telegraphic con
nection between England and Austra
lia, for which plans have been submit
ted to the English government. The I
cable will begin on the coast of Corn
wall and be laid to Gibraltar (1,198;
nautical miles), from there to Sierra
Leone, the English possession in New
Guinea (2,379 nautical miles), via St. :
Helena (810) to Capetown (1,910) from j
which city a telegraphic connection '
exists with Natal. From Natal the j
cable is projected to the island of ;
Mauritius (1,818), from there to the j
island of Rodriguez (406), then to the ;
Cocus or Keeling islands directly across \
the Indian ocean (221); from there '
finally to Perth, the capital of the col
ony of West Australia.
The companies interested in this ca
ble line, which will have a total length j
of 18,648 nautical miles, are the East
African, the East & South African, the |
Australian & Asiatic and the China
Telegraph Companies.
Tbe commissioner of the general land offire
has sutimitte " his report to the Secretary of the
Interior. Compared with last year, it shows a
decrease of 3,298 homestead entries, aggregating
878,626 acres. Quito proportionate to this is the
falling off in general health when no effort is
marie to reform irregularity of the bowels.
This can easily be accomplished wiih the aid of
Hoitetter'g Stomach Bitters, also a remedy for
malaria, dyspepsia, rheumatism and liver
In Massachusetts nearly 200 miles of
■tate roads have been built under the
direction of the state highway commis-
Allen"? Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painfal, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the sting out of corns and
bunions". It's the greatest comfort discov
ery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-litting or new shoes feel easy. It is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, dump,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We'
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe
Btores. By mail for 25c. in stamps Trial
package FREE. Address Allen S. Olm-
Bted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Hancock county, Ga., has begun a
system of road-working by machinery,
62d will soon be in the van with her
■ister counties in respect to good roads.
After being swindled by ail others, send us stamp
for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure, the
ONLY renewer of manly strength. MASON
CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box 747, Philadelphia, Pa.
Uranium has been discovered near
Black Hawtc. Colo., and the agents of a
French syndicate have announced that
they will buy all that can be produced.
Expelled by Lydla R Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound.
Mrs. B. A. Lombard, Box 71, West
dale , Mass., writes: *' I have reason to
think that I would not be here now if
it had not been fox LydiaE. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound. It cured me of
a fibroid tumor in my womb.
" Doctorscould donothingforme. and
they could not cure me at the hospital.
I will tell you about it:
" I had been in my usual health, but
had worked quite hard. When my
monthly period came on, I flowed very
badly. The doctor gave me medicine,
but it did me no good. He said the
flow must be stopped if possible, and
he must find the cause of my trouble.
" Upon examination, he found there
was a fibroid tumor in my womb, and
gave me treatmentwithout any benefit
whatever. About that time a lady
called on me, and recommended Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound;
said she owed her life to it. I said I
would try it, and did. Soon after the
flow became more natural and regular.
I still continued taking the Compound
for some time. Then the doctor made an
examination again, and found every
thing all right. The tumor had passed
away, and that dull ache was gone."
It can be truthfully stated that
such a result can be accomplished by no
other remedy upon the market, and
forcibly proves the peculiar virtue ol
the Vegetable Compound
El Best Coagh Syrup. Tames Good. Vm M
IM In ttm«. Pom bT druuif>t& H
Negotiations nave Been Opened With
the Insurgent*.
Havana, via Key West, Feb. 15. —It
was resolved at a meeting of the x-abi
net, to open negotiations with the in
surgents in the belief that the resolu
tion could not be suppressed by force
of arms. Anticipating that the insur
gents would not flccept the new terms, \
it was resolved that the colonial gov- j
ernment wojld open negotiations, thus
saving the Madrid government from i
the responsibility. The following
propositions were formally tendered to
the insurgente:
"First —The volunteers will be dis
solved and a Cuban militia formed, r
■ "Second — insurgent colonels and i
generals will be recognized.
"Third —Cuba will be called on to
pay only $100,000,000 out of the $600,- ',
000,000 indebtedness due for both !
"Fourth—Cuba will pay $2,000,000 ;
a year for the crown list.
"Fifth—Cuba will make her own :
treaties without interference by the
Madrid government. \
"Sixth —Spanish products will have :
a 10 per cent margin of protection over ;
similar products from other countries, j
"Seventh —No exiles or deportations j
will be made, even in war time, to ;
Spain, Africa or penal settlements!
elsewhere. •
"Eighth—Death sentences for re-j
bell shall be abolished. r
- "Ninth—Martial law cannot be or
dered by the captain-general without I
the assent of both the house and sen
ate, if those bodies are in session, or
without the assent of a majority of the j
cabinet, if the house and senate are
not in session.
"Tenth—The archbishop of Santi
ago de Cuba shall always be a native j
"Eleventh—The actual insurgent
party shall have three seats in the first |
"Twelfth—An armistice of 15 days
shall be granted for the discussion of
the terms of peace."
These terms are accepted by the:
autonomist party in full, with the ex- j
cention of Senors Galvez, Montero,
Zayas and Delonte.
Textile Worker* in New England Vote
to Strike.
Boston, Feb. 15.—At a meeting in
this city of 55 representatives of textile
unions in New England, it was unani
mously voted to recommend that all
unions call out the operatives in every
cotton mill in New England.
The resolution was practically the
outcome of the recommendation which
President Gompers made to the Feder
ation of Labor last Sunday, in which
he urged the different unions to unite
on some settled policy on the mill situ
ation in New England. At the meet
ing, a committee of four was named to
take charge of the matter, and after a
conference, this committee recom
mended that a general meeting be held
to take definite action.
Today, the representatives of the
various national textile associations
assembled and for four hours discussed
the situation from every standpoint.
The primary object of the meeting was
to devise some methods of rendering
assistance to the New Bedford strikers.
It was pointed out that if the strikers
at New Bedlord could hold out for
four weeks without receiving more than
20 cents per operative per week in the
way of outside assistance, other mill
operatives could stand a similar strain,
and that if all went out it would pre
cipitate a crisis that would have to be
met within a short time by the manu
facturers. It was also shown that the
mule spinners were in excellent condi
tion, as regards funds; that the United
Textile Workers and the New England
Federation of Weavers were in good
shape, but that the rest were short of
funds. The resolutions were discussed,
and at length the matter was put to a
vote, one being registered against
the motion. The different unions
voted to order a strike in every mill
until the adjustment of wages could
be arranged.
It now remains for the unions to take
action, but what this action will be
is a matter of conjecture. If all should
acquiesce and vote to strike, 47,000
operatives would undoubtedly cease
work, and the manufacture of cotton
goods throughout New England would
be at a standstill. If, on the other
hand, only a few unions should vote to
strike, the refusal of the others would
(till keep a large portion of the mills
in operation.
Inasmuch, however, as the meeting
was the outcome of Gomper's sugges
tion, and as he admonished the mem*
bers of the Federation of Labor to join
hands and assist the New Bedford
strikers, it seems probable that nearly
every union will carry out the recom
mendations and that one of the greatest
strikes ever seen in this country is im
Crime of a Jealous Husband.
Ogden, Utah, Feb. 15.—Last night
Jack Douglass, of Ogden, shot and in
stantly killed his wife Emily, at Hunts
ville, in Ogden valley. H# then turned
the gun on himself and tried three
times to end his own life, but without
success. The action was the result of
jealous rage.
Moline, 111., Feb. 15.—The Audi
torium opera-house, with its contents
was destroyed by fire this evening.
Adjoining store buildings also suffered
from fire and water. The total loss it
estimated at |SO,OOO. The flames cut
off egress from the Auditorium, and
there were several thrilling rescues by
ropes and ladders. The building con
tained the large plant of the Porter
Printing Company, Electric laundry,
Commercial heating plant, etc.
Arnold's "Funmakers" troupe lost
their entire outfit. The loss is covered
by insurance. Half a dozen persons
who were in the building narrowly
escaped death, all the stairways having
been burned. Two men slid down a
rope from the third floor, and two
women and two men were rescued by
means of ladders. The building was
three-story brick, and is a total loss.
Norwegian Ministerial Crisis. ; ~
Christiana, Feb. 16.—King Oscar
has entrusted to ex-Premier Steen the
task of forming a new cabinet.
The Congregational church in Gil-
Bum, N. H., completed 125 years of
existence the other day. ThVdamask
Hnen cloth, woven on a hand loom
about 1790, is still used to cover tht
communion table.
Need of * Railroad to the Interior of
Among the many railroad schemes
projected for the Yukon and the in
terior of Alaska this season, the one
that is receiving careful consideration
among promoters is a line from Cook
Inlet over the glacier and down the
: Tanana river.
The subject is one that engages the
attention of railroad men of the Coast.
Several surveying parties, it is report
ed, will be sent early to the North for
the purpose of ascertaining as soon as
possible the most feasible route from
the coast to the interior. The Lake
; Teslin and Stickeen river route has re
< ceived a good deal of attention recently,
and every move of the surveying par
ties is closely watched by the Canadian
! Pacific. This road will certainly be
; among the first to penetrate the wilds
jof Alaska at the first favorable oppor
! tunity. It is not expected that any of
1 the great transcontinental systems are
I contemplating an extension, but any
! traffic connection it could form would,
jit is understood, be most welcome. It
'is not unilkely that if an overland
! route to Dawson should ever become
I possible, the British road would be the
| first to offer its help in backing the
: project.
The Portland Telegram says that P.
|J. Stone, a prominently-known man
jof the Northwest, who is now in
Alaska, after looking over the situa
tion carefully, believes that it is quite
| practicable to get a line through to the
river in American territory. The im
portance of a railroad in developing the
! vast resources of the interior, increas
ing the output of the mines, insuring
an adequate food supply to the miners
of the Yukon, and, incidentally, help
j ing to make the entire country tribu
tary to the Coast cities prosperous, \e
1 treated in a recent latter. As a route
| he suggests from Prince William sound
to some point on the Yukon, within
Americcan territory, and advises that
the value of such a construction be im
mediately brought to the attention ol
congress by memorial.
"What this country needs most is
a railroad from some point on the
Yukon, in American territory, to
Prince William sound, on Cook inlet.
Of course, I know nothing about the
country to be traversed by such a rail
road, or the engineering difficulties that
have to be encountered, but I think
that it might be safely presumed that
they are not of a serious character.
The mountains in the northern por
| tion of this continent are so insignifi
j cant that the whole country may bt
considered one vast plain. The same
may be said of the northern part of
Asia and also of Europe, where I have
traveled, explored and prospected, and
I it would seem strange, indeed, if the
I country between here and Cook inlet
j was an exception to every other part
lof the world in this high altitude.
! Besides, enough has been found out
I from actual observation to make it
1 pretty certain that there are iiO serious
! difficulties. There is sufficient tim-
I ber along the line for all the purpose!
of construction and operation, and the
snowfall is not such as to seriously in
terfere with railroad traffic, and to my
mind a railroad is needed in this coun
try more than was ever needed in the
whole history of railroading throughout
j the world.
"This country possesses an abund
| ance of what all the rest of the world
needs, and all the rest of the world
possesses in abundance what the people
are sorely in need of here, that is, some
thing to eat. There never was a winter
in this country when there was a suffi
ciency of food, and this winter promises
to be at least 100 per cent worse than
any preceding one, and it is more than
likely that next winter will lie still
worse in this respect.
"From what lean learn it seems im
possible that the supply of food can
keep pace with the increase of popula
tion, and I cannot see how there can be
any doubt but that a railroad over the
' route mentioned would be taxed to its
full capacity, as the country produce?
nothing but gold, and all the necessary
comforts and luxuries of life and any
thing else that may be wanted must
come from without. One of the results
of the construction of such a railroad
would be an enormous increase in the
production of gold."
Not the Only Riches.
Unlesp the Canadian government re
peals its regulation of last fall, restrict
ing the size of claims to 100 feet, there
! is not likely to be very much prospect
ing on British territory this year. The
miners regard a double claim to the dis
coverer, and a 100-foot claim to each
subsequent locator as-inadequate com
pensation for the risks which they take
in the Klondike country. If the mis
sion of the committee recently sent to
Ottawa with a petition for a modifica
tion of the regulations proves unsuccess
ful, there will be a big exodus of miners
to American territory. As a result the
vast area westward from the Alaska
Northwest boundary to the Behring sea,
northward to the Arctic ocean, and
southward to the Pacific, will be thor
oughly prospected.
The miners will be overlooking some
rich British ground in the basins be
tween the headwaters of the Klondike
and the Mackenzie, and in the vicinity
of the Big Salmon, the Stewart, the
Pelly, and the Hootalinqua, but there
is just as rich ground on the American
side, and the more liberal American
mining laws promise larger results.
Already, there are 1,800 men on
Mi nook creek. Other Alaskan streams
which will receive attention from dis
gruntled Klondikers are Birch cre*>k,
Tanana river, Koyakuk river, Copper
river, Porcupine river, Koskokwhn
river and their tributaries and the
streams flowing into Kotzebue sound.
The advice of William Ogilvie, the
Canadian surveyor, that miners who
start over the passes between March 1
and 20 will reach Dawsoon as soon as
those who start now, will be unheeded.
Nothing can stop the mad rush. Mr.
Ogilvie is mistaken in his opinion that
miners who start in March will reach
Dawson as soon as those going in now.
What he meant to say is that miners
who start now have no advantage over
those who wait for decent weather.
Miners are reaching Dawson every day,
but they are gaining nothing by their
extraordinary expenditure of physical
force and money.
When they get to Dawson they find
that work is not so plentiful as they
had imagined. One man may be worth
$15 a day where another would not be
worth $5. The demand for labor is not
so great M may be imagined.
Trade Conditions in the Lending Cities
of the World.
There was uniform strength in all
speculative markets during the past
week. Chicago May wheat sold from
Uli to 98 3-8; May pork, f 10.30 per
bbl to $10.75; Liverpool and foreign
narkets up in proportion. The Ameri
can visible supply decreased 388,000
oushels during the week and now to
tals 35,634,000 bushels compared with
46.658,000 bushels last year. In 1897
:he decrease for the corresponding
week was 1,227.000 bushels. The
onount on passage increased 1,400,000
md the world's shipments were 5,801,
--300 bushels, of which America con
;ributed 3,420,000 bushele. The first
)f the year wheat stocks at Buffalo,
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and
Baltimore were 8,615,000. At the
jlose of last week there were 6,092,000
showing a decrease of 2,523,000 bueh
ala for the five weeks. During this
time exports of wheat alone from the
four points named were 6,018,000.
These figures show that the four points
received 3,495,000 more than can be
accounted for, except on the theory
that the wheat was shipped direct
from Ohio. Pennsylvania, New York,
Maryland, Virginia, and other terri
tory immediately tributary to those
seaports. It will surprise the trade- to
learn that Atlantic ports are receiving
weekly about 700,000 bushels from
points outside of the visible. All
along the line wheat seems to be com
ing from unexpected sources. The
movement in the Northwest is increas
ing and dumbfounded even the bears.
However, Mr. Leiter seems to hold
prices up and we would not be sur
prised to see a further advance.
Portland Market.
Wheat—Walla Walla, [email protected]; Val
ley and Bluestem, [email protected] per bushel.
Flour—Best grades, |3.75; graham,
$3.30; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, 36® 37c; choice
gray, 88 @ 34c per bushel.
Barley—Peed barley, $19® 20; brew
ing, $20 per ton.
Millstiffe —Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $24; shorts, $20.
Hay—Timothy, $12.50; clover,
[email protected]; California wheat, $10; do
oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $9® 10 per
Eggs—l7® 18c per dozen.
Butter—Fancy creamery, 55®60c;
fair to good, 45®50c; dairy, 40®50c
per roll.
Cheese — Oregon, 12j^c; Young
America, 12>£c; California, 9® 10c
per pound.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $2.75®
3.00 per dozen; hens, $3.00®3.50;
geese, [email protected]; ducks, [email protected]
per dozen; turkeys, live, 10® lie per
Potatoes—Oregon Burbanks, 45® 50c
per sack; sweets, $1.75® 2 per cental.
Onions—Oregon, [email protected] per
Hops—4® 16c per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, 4® 6c.
Wool—Valley, 14® 16c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 7® 12c; mohair, 20
@22c per pound.
Mutton—Gross, best bheep, wethers
and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton,
7c; spring lambs, s>£c per pound.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $4.00;
lightand feeders, $3.00®4.00; dressed,
$4.50® 5.00 per 100 pounds.
Beef —Gross, top steers, $3.00® 3.25;
cows, $2.50; dressed beef, 4> 2 @t3c per
Veal—Large, [email protected]%c; small, 6®
7c per pound.
Seattle Market.
Butter — Fancy native creamery,
brick, 27c; ranch, 22® 23c.
Cheese —Native Washington, 18c;
California, 9.^c.
Eggs—Fresh ranch, 23c.
Poultry—Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 12c; spring chickens, $2.50®
3 00; ducks, $3.50® 3.75.
Wheat—Feed wheat, $23 per ton.
Oats—Choice, per ton, $23.
Corn —Whole, $23; cracked, per ton,
$23; feed meal, $23 per ton.
Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton,
[email protected]; whole, $22.
Hay—Puget sound, new, per ton,
[email protected] 13; Eastern Washington timothy,
$18; alfalfa, $12.
Fresh Meats—Choice dressed beef,
steers, 7c; cows, 6 %c; mutton sheep,
B>£c; pork, 6>sc; veal, small, 8.
Fresh Fish—Halibut, [email protected]: salmon,
3c; salmon trout, 10c; flounders
and sole, [email protected]; ling cod, [email protected]; rock cod,
sc; smelt, 2)£@4c.
Fresh Fruit—Apples, [email protected] per
box; pears, 25 @ 75c per box; oranges,
navels, [email protected] per box.
San Francisco Market.
Wool —Nevada [email protected] 13c; Oregon, 13
@14c; Northern [email protected] per pound.
Hops—l2 % @ 16c per pound.
Millstufls—Middlings, $22 @25; Cal
ifornia bran, $20.50® 21.50 per ton.
Onions—eilverskin, [email protected] pei
Eggs—Store, 13 @ 14c; ranch, 15c;
Eastern, [email protected] 19; duck, 14c per
Cheese —Fancy mild, new, ll)£c; fair
to good, [email protected] per pound..
Citrus Fruit — Oranges, navels,
[email protected]; Mexican limes, $6.50;
California lemons, choice, $1.50
@1.75; do common,[email protected] 1.25 per box.
Hay—Wheat, $16® 18.50; wheat and
oat,[email protected] 17.50; oat, [email protected] 16.50; best
barley, $18.50 @ 16; alfalfa, $10.50®
11; clover, $11 @ 12.50.
Fresh Fruit—Apples, 25c @$ 1.40 per
large box; grapes, [email protected] 40c; Isabella,
[email protected]; peaches, [email protected]$l; pears 76c;
$1 per box; plums, 20 @35a
Butter—Fancy creamery, 26c; do
seconds, 24 %@ 35c; fancy dairy, 28c;
good to choice, 21 (a 22c per pound.
Potatoes—New, in boxes, [email protected]
Exceeds the Son's Brightness. '
Taking Dr. Elkins's measurements
of its distance, the star Arcturus ex
ceeds the sun in actual brightness 5,000
To improve her complexion, a young
lady in Worcester, England, was in the
habit of eating about two wax candles
every week.
The long tails of the shah of Persia's
horses are dyed crimson for six inches
at their tips—a jealously guarded privi
lege of the ruler and his sons.
The Frenxy of Irf>ve Doea Not Make
the Moat Matches.
To say why people marry would be
as difficult as to say why they travel,
or love life, or weary of It, or esteem
their neighbors, or despise the human
race. But, underlying all differences
of decision or action, there is neverthe
less a certain uniformity in human hab
its and motives. Let our reasons for
wedlock seem as diverse as they may,
let us think we marry for ambition, or
spite, or greed, or love, or to serve our
country, or gratify our friends, or found
a family, the motive, fined down till it
lies unadorned and bare before us, is
the need of companionship. We want
to be loved; we want some one's
strength to supplement our weakness;
we crave someone's faith in us to forti
fy our wavering faith In ourselves. Giv
en certain conditions, often of a very
commonplace description, and we con
clude that we have found what we
sought. Our imagination is satisfied
for the time; we consider ourselves in
love, and all is well.
In observing our neighbors, it often
strikes us how oddly they choose their
partners; how far otherwise we should
have chosen for them. The poet mar
ries a woman of the simplest domestic
mind; the beautiful woman, who, for a
season or two at any rate, has the
world at her feet, selects a raw-boned
Hercules, and forgives his plainness
of feature because of his strength, or
his moral excellence, or his good heart.
People say that love is a frenzy, a
raptures, a brief madness; it may be^
so in certain cases, but as a rule It"
seems to be a much soberer thing. De
liriums and ecstasies are probably as
rare as heroisms or crimes. Trio ma
jority of people go about their wooings
practically enough. If frenzies ami
fevers accompany the initial stages,
the later ones—which involve learning
the price of furniture, where to buy a
marriage license, and how many
changes of raiment are expected for a
respectable start—are sufficiently hum
If love has no serious consequences,
a proportion of us might be as volatile
as a certain notorious novelist advises
us to be. But happily the consequences
are there, and the right-minded study
them seriously if they are given time.
It is this underlying seriousness that
constitutes a danger, unsuspected till
we feel its tough filaments about us.
Because marriage involves a career as
well as a condition, custom, the usages
of society, and the disabilities of their
sex train women to make such a set
tlement in life an object of ambition
from their earliest years.
If loneliness, disappointment, and
self-pity keep aloof, I believe a con
siderable proportion of women would
remain unwedded from choice; but
those familiars seize or threaten even
the most fortunate of us now and then,
and we think to defy fate and build
against the future the bulwark of af
fection. Also, a woman hates to seem
left out.
Oysters live ten to twelve years when
they have the chance. In this country
they don't have the chance.
A dog fancier in New Haven is the
owner of a blaek-and-tan dog which
weighs not an ounce more than a pound
and a half.
The large horned beetle can carry 315
times its own weight. One has been
known to walk away with a 2%-pound
A hen belonging to Joseph Bishop on
Licking river, near Pleasant Valley,
Ky., discovered a large bird's nest in
the top of an apple tree, and flew up
and deposited an egg in the nest.
The eye of the cat, like that of the
horse, is provided with a false eyelid,
which may be moved independently of
the outer or true lid. It is often em
ployed by a cat when obliged to face a
very bright light, and is believed to act
as a shade.
Live bees are sometimes shipped on
Ice so as to keep them dormant during
the journey. This is particularly the
case with bumblebees, which have been
taken to New Zealand, where they are
useful in fertilizing the red clover that
has been introduced into the colony.
Has 1,000 Miles of Railroad.
Counting elevated, street surface and
steam lines Greater New York will
have within Its borders over 1,000 miles
of railroad. This Is a mileage larger
than some European countries have,
and a mileage remarkable in other re
spects, the number of passengers car
ried being greater per mile than In any
other country and than in any other
city in this country. Philadelphia has
.400 miles of street railroad. Chicago
has nearly 600. Boston has 550, St.
Louis 295, Baltimore 225, Washington
140, San Francisco 231, Pittsburg 242,
Cincinnati 261, Cleveland 192, Detroit
166, Louisville 150 and Buffalo 150.
While the development of the railroad
lines of the country has been retarded
during the last few years in conse
quence of the hard times, the mileage
of the surface lines within the large
cities and connecting neighboring
towns has been increased enormously
by the introduction of the trolley.
He Followed the Profession.
After they had scraped an acquaint
ance on the train and had discussed
various topics for a while the drummer
suddenly said: "How about the yellow
fever down South, doctor? Do you
think it will "
"Excuse me," remarked the man in
black, "but you have made a mistake;
I am not a physician."
"Beg pardon," exclaimed the man
with the samples, "but I must have
misunderstood you. Didn't you tell me
a while ago that you followed the medi
cal profession?"
"Yes—but I am an undertaker."
Somewhat Different."
"Is Blank filling the editorial chair
on your paper now?" asked the visitor.
"Well," replied the publisher, "he still
occupies it."
Another Pair of If a.
Life on earth would certainly be •
A peaceful, delicious dream
2f women were only u good as they look
AMI men were as food as tha/ seem.
Use only one heap
ing teaspoonful of
Schilling s Best Bak
ing Powder to a
quart of flour.
You must use tws teaspoonfuls of other baking powder*
V One of the stations of the railway
which is to be built from the Red sea
to the top of Mount Sinai will be on
the spot where it is supposed Moses
stood when he received the two tablets
of the law.
We are asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word "CASTORIA," and
" PITCHER'S CASTORIA," as ourTrade Mark.
1, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,'
\ was the originator of " PITCHER'S CASTORIA,
: the same that has borne and does now bear the
i simile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
'CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President. ; '
March 8, 1897. * SAMUEL PITCHER, MJX
It is reported from Bombay, India,
that Dr. Yersiri has had much success
with his anti-plague serum, the , only
cases not amenable to treatment being
those where the disease is too far ad
vanced. • • "■" '■ '.. ' .'-.'.
With local applications, as they cannot reach
the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or
consti tioiml disease, and in order to cure it
yon must tak internal r-Jir.eiies. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure is taken internally, and actsdirectly
on the b'.ood and mucous surfaces. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure is not a quack medicine.- It. was
. prescribed by one of the best physiciaas in this
ci mtry for years, and isareicular prescription.
It lfe c >rapcsed of the best tonics known, com
binea with the best blood purifiers, acting di-
I rectly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is what pro
duces such wonderful results in curing catarrh.
Send for testimonials, free. . - '.
P. J. CHENEY & CO., Proprs., Toledo, O.
Sold by dr.iggists, price 75c. ■ ......
Halls Family Pills are the best. _
A curious present for a deaf person
in Germany is a fan, deftly concealing
a tiny ear trumpet in its stick.
All Eastern Syrup, so-called, usually very
light colored and of heavy body, is made from
flucose. "Tea Garden Drips" is made from
Sugar Cane and is strictly pure. It is for sale
by first-class trrocers, in cans only. Manufac
tured by the Pacific Coast Syrup Co. . All gen
uine "Tea Garden Drivs" have the manufac
turer's name lithographed on every can.
r I shall recommend Piso's Cure for Con
sumption far and wide.— Mrs. Mulligan,
Plumstead, Kent, England, Nov. 8, 1895,
Woman is a subject never mentioned
in Morocco. It "would be considered a
terrible breach of etiquette to ask a
man about his wife.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, ; head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup.of Figs is the
only remedy of \ its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and ] truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made -it the most
popular remedy known. ;- .
- Syrup of Figs is for < sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading drug
gists; 2 Any reliable druggist who *
may not have it' on \ hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
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A boon for vegetarians is peanut but
ter, which surpasses the best dairy but
ter in purity, and is found to be espe
cially well adapted for use in graviea
for shortening. An extensive demand
is expected.
According to the premier of New
Zealand, a homing pigeon flew from
Victoria to New Zealand in three days.
The distance is about 1,000 miles, and
the bird must have flown without rest
at a speed of about 15 miles an hour.
Dr. San den's Electric Belt.
It is grand to feel strong. You who
are weak know what a precious gift
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