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WHOLE TOWN DESTROYED.
Bat Little l>ft to Show Whin Shaw nr*town Htood. Chicago, April 6.—A Chronicle spe cial from Oarmi, 111., cays: The disas ter at Shawneetown. 111., came when the (rreat majority of the people were in their homes eating supper. The break in the levee occurred a mile above the town, and was within 10 minutes more than a half mile wide. A stream of water 12 to 20 feet deep, carrying half the current of the flood raised Ohio, descended on the unsus pecting people. It came in a great rush, like a tidal wave. There was no slow rising of waters to give warning. The houses on the outskirts wer« lifted up and rolled over and over. Moßt of them were torn into splinters. Their inhabitants were drowned in them. Nearer the center of town brick structures stopped the onrush of the water for a few minutes, but about two thirds of the dwellings were floating, oareening out into the current of the river. After a few minutes the horror of the situation wae added to by the I catching fire of a large house that had j started down stream with the others, j The people on the roof were already in | danger of being thrown off by collisions j with other floating houses, but the occupants of this floating firebrand added horror. As it struck one house after another in its course, some others | caught fire and their unfortunate occu pants were compelled to trust them selves to the mercy of the swirling water on pieces of wood to avoid a j more terrible death by fire. The break in the levee flooded four miles of valley land and cut off com- j munication on two railways, the B. &. O. Soauthwestern and the L. & N. When the water had slackened some what, many houses were still standing, but it waß quickly seen that the frame ones would not last in the flood. By means of rafts and swimming in the cold water 70 or 80 people were trans ferred from their garret windows and roofs to the flat top of the Gallatin county bank, a brick and stone build ing, and the courthouse, which is oi brick. It was hoped that these would withstand the pressure and the under mining, but when the single courier, who rode for help to Cypress Junction, left Shawneetown, only those two buildings showed above the broad sheet of the flood in the lower part of the town, and it was doubtful if they would not collapse and throw the ref ugees into the river. Besides the hundred or more who were on the roofs of the two sound buildings it is known that nearly 1,000 of the inhabitants managed in one way or another to make their way to high hills back of the town, or to houses in the higher section of the village. A few of these survived the sudden buist of the watery, but the first and Boroe tirnes the second floors were under water. Those who made their way to them went only in the clothes they were wearing when the water came. No one had time to secure either treas ure or clothing. The property loss is very great. The scene at the upper end of the town, where men and women were struggling against the muddy water to higher ground, some carrying babies on their heads where water was up to their necks, others half swimming, half floating on odds and ends of lumber from homes that had gone floating down the river, many struggling in vain and sinking in the roaring waters, was one that will live in the memory of every beholder. In one place a mother had readied a safe spot, and turned to help her husband, who had followed with their child. As she reached down from a window for his hand he was thrown from his footing, ami lie and the child were swept away in the current. The woman saw him sink and then threw hereelf into the water. Another family paddled half way to safety on a plank, which held them out of the water. The current caught them and sent them out toward mid stream, where in the rougher water they were seen to capsize and sink. An old man, named Griffin, living on high ground, stepped in the upper story of his trembling house to secure a hoard of money hidden under the bed. His son, a young man of 21, had to climb up the porch to rescue him, iso quick was the rise of the water, and when the two attempted to swim to safety the younger man supporting the older, a floating house came running in the current and overwhelmed them. A woman, supposed to be Josephine i Simon, was warned of the danger in i time to get to higher ground, but in ; turning back to help her mother, was j caught with the older woman in an ' eddy and they were drowned. A woman made an effort to save her j lover by throwing a clothesline to him ! from her house. His house was swept! away at the moment, and he was thrown into the water. He swam to the aid of the girl, but she was stand- ! ing on the side of a gable roof, and was pulled from her footing. Both were j drowned. These are some instances told by | John Graham, who reached Cypress Junction, from which place be tele- ■ phoned here for help. He said that he ! himself helped 12 persons out of the ! water. Governor Tanner, of Illinois, hag issued an appeal for aid. Congress will be petitioned also. North I. ever Gave Way. . Ridgeway, 111., April According to the best information obtainable here as to the flood at Shawneetown, th«! levee on the north was the one that broke. The north end of Shawneetown,; except Main street, near the river, was built up of one-story buildings of inferi- j or - construction, which were mainly j inhabited by negroes. It is believed ■ the larger portion of those lost wer« colored people. X Appeal for Peace. '-/i Chicago, April s.—Mrs. Hannah Bailey, of Maine, of the department of! peace and arbitration for the E world j and the W. C. T. U., has sent to Presi dent McKinley, on behalf of a million women, a letter; commending the ac tion of the administration and urging that peace be maintained. This ac tion, it ; is said, will 'be .followed by practical relief work for Cuba on th« part of the national W. C. T. U. By the year 1900 Japan will have to pay $25,000,000 a year at interest on its national debt. WEEKLY MARKET LETTER. Trade Conditions In the Leading Cities of the World. Leiter furnished proof last week of the most convincing kind that his wheat deal is to be carried through to the last day of May. An enormous loan was made—s9,ooo,ooo of the choicest securities being need. The amount borrowed was away beyond any present necessities; but the wheat bull decided it was better financiering to pay interest on unused funds than to risk a demoralized money market at the very moment when borrowing might be necessary. Leiter now has the funds in bank to pay for any possi ble wheat deliveries during the next 60 days. As important as the financial arrangement was the completion of plane to hurry the grain controlled by him abroad and into consumption. Every bushel of contract wheat now at Chioago will be on its way to Europe within the next four weeks. Up to the middle of March the railroads were loading Leiter wheat out of only one system of elevators —the Armour. The closing of additional shipping con tracts with the east-bound roads for 8,000,000 bushels started loading at every elevator system in the city. On one day last week, cars were taking wheat simultaneously at the Armour, the Weare, the Counse'man, the Na tional, the Central and the Keith houses. That means the all rail ship ments of 2,000,000 bushels per week. Some day this week, unless the open ing of navigation is delayed beyond the expectation, the fleet of 30 vessels carrying 1,700,000 bushels of the Lei ter wheat will start down the lakes toward Buffalo. Weather permitting, 8,000,000 bushels of wheat will start from Chicago this week eastward; will be at the seaboard by April 15, and will be off coast abroad by May 1. This Leiter movement of cash grain, now under way for 60 days, is evident ly going straight into consumption without at all demoralizing the foreign markets. The spot No. 1 Northern at Liverpool Saturday was 7s lid, equiva lent to $1.14 per bushel there, and which means better than 95c here in Chicago; and the spot No. 2 red there Saturday was 7s 7 %d,which at the low rates of freight paid by Leiter, is better than 90c at Chicago. Leiter has been making sales at figures better than these. Portland Market* Wheat—Walla Walla, 78@79c; Val ley and Bluestem, 81c per bushel. Flour—Best grades, $3.85; graham, $3.40; superfine, $2.35 per barrel. Oats—Choice white, 38@39c; choice gray, 85 @ 36c per bushel. Barley—Feed barley, $19 @ 20.00; brewing, $21 per ton. Millstuffs—Bran, $17 per ton; mid dlings, $23; shorts, $17. Hay—Timothy, $12.50; clover. $10 @11; Oregon wild hay. $9@lo per ton. Eggs—Oregon, lie per dozen. Butter —Fancy creamery, 45 @ 50c; fair to good, 40@45c; dairy, 35@40c per roll. Cheese —Oregon full cream, 12)£c; Young America, 13 @ 14c. Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $8.50@ 4.00 per dozen; hens, $4 email@example.com; geese, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ducks, $6.00@ 7.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, lS^lS^e per pound. Potatoes—Oregon Burbanks, 40 @ 50c per sack; sweets, $1.75@2 per cental. Onions—Oregon, $2.25 @ 2.60 per Back. Hops—l 4 @ 16c per pound for new crop; 1896 crop, 4@6c. Wool—Valley, 14@16c per pound; Eastern Oregon, 7@l2c; mohair, 25c per pound. Mutton —Gross, best sheep, wethere and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton. 6f«c; spring lambs, $2.50@3 each. Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $4.25; light and feeders, $email@example.com; dressed, $5.00@ 5.50 per 100 pounds. Beef —Gross, top steers, $3.50@ 3.75; cows, $2.50@3; dressed beef, 6^ @7c per pound. Seattle Market. Potatoes —Yakiinas, $13@14 per ton; natives,sll @ 12; sweets, 2^ 2 c per pound; box of CO pounds, $1.75. Butter —Fancy native creamery, brick, 25c; ranch, 14 @ 15c; dairy, 16c; lowa fancy creamery, 23c. Cheese —Native Washington, 12@ 13c; Eastern cheese, 12>*jC. Eggs—Fresh ranch, 15c; California ranch, 14c. Meats—Choice dressed beef steers, 8c; cows, 7@7* 2 c; mutton, 8)6c; pork, 7c; veal, small, 80. Poultry—Chickens, live, per pound, hens, 13c; dressed, 14c; turkeys, live, 12c; dressed, 16c. Fresh Fish—Halibut, 6@7c; steel heads. 7@Bc;salmon trout, 12>£c; floun ders and sole, 8(34c; torn cod, 4c; ling cod, 4@sc; rock cod, sc; smelt, 3@ sc; herring, 4c. Olympia oysters, per sack, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Corn—Whole, $23; cracked, per ton, $28; feed meal, $23 per ton. Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton, $23; whole, $22. Flour—Patents, per barrel, $4.25@ 4.50; etraighta, $4.00; California brands, $4.75@;5 Dakota brands, $5.40 @$5.75; buckwheat flour, $6. Millstuffs—Bran, per ton,sl6; shorts, per ton, $17@18. Feed—Chopped feed, $18@20 per ton; middlings, per ton, $24; oil cake meal, per ton, $35. Hay—Puget Sound, new, per ton, $11@13; Eastern Washington timothy, $16® 17; alfalfa, $12; straw, $7. Wheat—Feed wheat, per ton, $23. Oats—Choice, per ton, $23. San Francisco Market. Wool—Nevada, 11 @ 13c; Oregon, 12 @14c; Southern coast lambs, 7@Bc. Millstuffs—Middlings, $22.50@25; California bran, $19.00@ 19.50 per ton. Onions—Silverskins. $2.50 @ 8.15 per cental. Eggs—Store, 18^@i3c; ranch, 14@ 15c. Butter —Fancy creamery. 19c; do seconds, 18c; fancy dairy, 17c; good to choice, 15@16c per pound. Fresh Fruit—Apples, email@example.com per large box; grapes, 25 @ 40c; Isabella, 60 <§ 76c; peaches, 50c @$1; pears, 75c @$1 per box; plums, 20 @ 35c. Potatoes—Early Rose, 50 <§ 60c. Citrus Fruit—Oranges, navels, $1.00 @2.50; Mexican limes, $4.50;@5.50 California lemons, choice, $1.50; do common, 50c@$1.00 per box. Hay—Wheat, $firstname.lastname@example.org; wheatand I oat, 118(322; oat, $email@example.com; best 1 barley, $17@19; alfalfa, $18® 14; clover, $12.50(a 14. Hops—l2^(Bl73^o per pound. Cheese—Fancy mild, new, 10c; old, 10c nor pound. BENEFIT TO THE NORTHWEST. Complete Success of the Mining; and Irrigation Congress at Baker City. The mining and irrigation congress which"met in Baker City, last week, will : prove of much benefit to the Northwest. Much enthusiasm was manifested throughout its sessions, and when final adjournment was taken, it was with a feeling that the convention had been a success. It was Baker City's first experience In entertaining a crowd of that character, and its citi zens had cause to be gratified at the re sult. The town surprised itself by its achievement. As the citizens and vis itors became, better acquainted, more informality came into the proceedings, and miners and capitalists got closer together, and the vastness of the min eral resources of the region was better appreciated. All felt a personal in terest in mining and irrigation, and no one was so wise that he did not get new and broader ideas, and •, perhaps more special knowledge of those mat ters so essential to the industrial de velopment of the great Northwest. ' The last day a consitution and by laws for a permanent organization was reported, and, after some discussion, adopted. The name chosen was the Mining and Irrigation Congress; ob ject, to promote and foster mining and irrigation enterprises and other kindred industries; the officers to be a presi dent, a vice-president from each state, who shall choose the secretary and treasurer; the meetings to be held an nually, at a time and place to be se lected by the congress; the congress to be composed of delegates from Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Montana, California and Nevada, to be appointed as follows: Seven by the governor of each state; one by the mayor of each city; three by each chamber of commerce, com mercial club, board of trade or other similar organization in each city; three from each county, to be appoint ed by the county judge or chairman of the county board; three from each reg ularly organized mining district within the states. The committee on legisla tion will consist of two members from each state, who will present a written report at each annual congress. When it came to selecting a place for the next meeting, J. F. Batchelder named Portland as the commercial and financial metropolis of the Northwest, where facilities for accommodating a great gathering and for a display of mining machinery and methods of re ducing ores could be found. R. W. Paris proposed Boise as able to handle a big convention, it being more central ly located with respect to the mining states, being itself in the center of a vast region, whose chief industries the congress would relate to. C. A. Johns named Baker City. A dozen speeches were made by partisans of the different places. A ballot resulted as follows: Portland, 41; Boise, 14; Baker City, 6. Portland was made the unanimous choice. The time for holding the next meet ing was fixed for the first Tuesday in December, 1898, after a long discussion, bringing out seasonable demands of placer and quartz mining and irrigation farming and after referenoe to a com mittee of three whose report was adopt ed. Albert Geiser, of Baker City, was unanimously elected permanent presi dent of the organization. The follow ing vice-presidents were chosen: Oregon—Ole J. Olsen, Grants Pass; Idaho—State Engineer F. J. Mills, Boise; Washington—Dr. J. M. Boyd, Spokane; Utah —Thomas D. Lee, Og den. The executive committee is com posed of the following: Oregon—Fred R. Mellis, Baker City, and J. F. Batchelder, Portland; Idaho —A. D. Morrison, Idaho Falls, and J. F. Hunt, Downey; Washington—G. B. Dennis and A. P. Curry, Spokane; Utah—R. S. Campbell, Salt Lake City, and R. C. Lund, St. George. Members of the legislative committee: Oregon—C. A. Johns, Baker City, and E. J. Frasier, Eugene; Idaho— John C. Rice, Caldwell, and Edgar Wilson, Boise; Washington—J. J. Browne and Colonel Lindßley, Spokane; Utah—David Keith, Salt Lake City, and H. H. Rolapp, Ogden. The governors of California, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana will be asked to make appointments for their respective states. A committee presented resolutions to the effect that only questions pertaining to mining and irrigation should be dis cussed before the congress; urging im mediate action for a mineral exhibit at the Trans-Mississippi exposition from the several states represented in the congress; acknowledging appreciation of and extending hearty thanks to the citizens of Baker City for the many courtesies and attentions received. Captain Robley D. Evans, who goes into command of the war ship lowa, vice Captain Sampson, has no rival for popularity in Washington, or in the navy department. The oaptain is quoted as having said recently that if he had his way "there would be nothing but Spanish talked in for the next five years." Evans was in command of the Torktown during the late trouble with Chile, and he wanted to blow Valparaiso off the earth because of the insults put upon America by the citizens of that town. But the navy department refused, and Evans was commended for the admirable self restraint he exercised. Since then he has no love for Spain. Evans is gener ally known as "Fighting Bob" Evans, a pseudonym which he dislikes very much. He has a limp which he earned during his service with Uncle Sam in the '60s, and other marks of war on his person. Evans belongs to a Vir ginia family, and when the South seceded, his mother, without his con sent, sent his resignation to Washing ton. The young officer, however, per suaded the department to abrogate it, and promptly rejoined the service. He has been in the navy 38 years, and is one of the most dashing and dating in Uncle Sam's service. The town of Bethlehem, in Penn sylvania, was named in 1741 by a party of Moravians, who assembled in a barn, where the town is located to celebrate Christmas. The United States general appraiser has rendered a decision that handker chiefs with an embroidered initial letter do not come under the head of embroidered handkerchiefs liable to a | duty of 60 per cent ad valorem,but art liable to a duty of only 40 per cant. How Are You This Spring? Tired, nervous? Can't get rested? Tortured with boils, humors? That is not strange. Impurities have been accumulating in your blood during winter and it has become impoverished. This is the ex perience of most people. Therefore they take Hood's Sarsaparilla to purify their blood in spring. I. M. White, Salem, Or., says: "The members of our family have de rived much benefit from the use of Hood's Sarsaparilla. My father was severely troubled with humor, but it readily yielded to Hood's Sarsaparilla." Thomas A. Coleman, Davidson, Or.: "Four or five years ago I had sores on my feet so that I was unable to wear shoes. I saw Hood's Sarsaparilla ad vertised to cure scrofula, and I procured two bottles. By the time I had taken them my feet were well." HOOd'S barilla Is America's Greatest Medicine. Sold by all druggists. $1; six for fS. Be sure to get Hood's. HnrkH'c Pillc cure liver il!i; easy to I lUUiI » rlII» take, easy to operate. 25c. Swallowing Hia Worda. "While I was at Moscow," writes a traveler, whose worda are reproduced by the Detroit Free Press, "a volume was published in favor of the liberty of people. In this book the iniquitous conduct of the public functionaries, and even of the sovereign, were cen Mired severely. The book created in dignation, and the offender was at once taken into custody. After being tried in a summary way, he was condemned to eat his own words. A scaffold was erected in a public square, the imperial provost, the magistrates and the physi cians of the czar attending, the book was separated from the binding, and the margin cut off. The author was then served, leaf by leaf, by the pro vost, and was obliged to swallow this unpalatable stuff on pain of the knout, more feared in Russia than death. As soon as the medical gentlemen were of the opinion that he had eaten as much as he could with safety, the transgressor was returned to prison. This punish ment was renewed the following days, until after several hearty meals, every leaf of the book was actually swal lowed." IT WILL PAT. It will pay to carefully read the descrip tive advertisement of Alabastine appearing in this paper, explaining the difference be tween those goods and kalsoniines. Consumers should bear in mind that Alabastine is unlike all the various kalso niines sold on the market under different names. Alabastine stands pre-eminent and alone as a durable wall coating, and all consumers in buying should see that the poods are in packages and properly labeled. Captain Cattle in Safety. Many are the prayers that are breathed for those that have gone forth to brave the dangers of the open ocean, remarks a writer in The Illustrated American, yet catastrophes on record have occurred in still water within sight, almost within touch of land. The Episcopal prayer book contains a formula of prayer for those at sea, which may perhaps include those that are upon the waters of rivers or an chored in harbors. The horrors that have occurred within close range of land make more grewsome than humor ous the remark of Captain Cuttle, who, when in a stress of weather, under close-reefed foresails, with the hatches battered down, used to retire to his cabin and murmur as he sipped his greg, "God help the poor creatures on shore tonight!" HOME PRODUCTS AND PUKK FOOD. All Eastern Syrup, so-called, usually Terr light colored and of heavy body, is made from glucose. "Tea Garden Drips" is made from Sugar Cane and is strictly pure. It is for gale by first-class grocers, in cans only. Manufac tured by the Pacific Coast Syruf Co. All gen uine "Tea Garden Drips" have the manufac turer's name lithographed on every can. King is the most ancient of titles. It, or its equivalent, is found in every known language. I believe my prompt use of Piso's Cure prevented quick consumption.—Mrs. Lucy. Wallace, Marquette, Kans., Dec. 12, '95. A Bicycle Coincidence. A remarkable coincidence has just happened at Portsmouth, England, which is thus recorded by The West minster Gazette: A local doctor, vis iting a colleague at his surgery three miles off, left his bicycle resting against the curb outside. When his call was ended, the bicycle was missing, and he communicated with the police, after ward returning home. An hour or two later a constable on duty in the neigh borhood of this doctor's surgery saw a cyclist fall from the machine he was riding, which had skidded on the tram lines. The man, a young gi nner in the Royal Artillery, was found to be seriously hurt, and was taken to the surgery for medical treatment. The doctor recommended the in an 'n removal to the hospital, his leg baing fractured. As he was being taken away the doctor looked at the bicycle, and found that it was his ownl The police are now investigating the affair. BHAKB INTO TOUR SHOES. Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet. It cures painful, 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-fi tting or new shoes feel easy. It is a certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp, callous and hot, tired aching feet. We have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe stores. By mail for 25c. in stamps. Tria package FREE. Address Allen 8. Olm sted, Le Boy, N. Y. The largest hotel in the world is the Waldorf-Astoria, in New York city, a $10,000,000 establishment, built by millionaires for millionaires. ALABASTINE ALABAITINI IS WHAT? Alabastine is a durable and natural coating for walls and ceilings entirely different from all kalsomine preparations, made ready for use In white or twelve beautiful tints by the simple addition of water (latest make being adapted to mix with cold water) put up in dry powder form, in 5 pound packages, with full directions •n every package. WHAT ABB KALSOMINBBr Kalsomines are cheap temporary preparations manufactured fram chalks, slays, whiting, etc, Work la tta« P»t«nt Olm. In 1897 there were received 45,661 applications for patents, and in addi tion a large number of applications for designs, trade-marks, eta Patents granted numbered 23.729, including designs; 65 patents were reissued, 1,671 trade-marks registered and 14 labels and 16 prints. The number of patents that expired was 12,926. The total ex penditures, $1,22,843; the receipts over expenditures, $252,798. The total bal ance to the credit of the patent office in the treasury of the United States Jan uary 1, 1898, was $4,970,438. In proportion to population more patents were issued to citizens of Con necticut than to those of any other state —one to every 786 inhabitants. Next in order are the following: Massachu setts. District of Columbia, New Jer sey, Rhode Island, New York. To residents of England 706 patents were issued; to residents of Germany, 551; Canada, 286, and France, 22. The number of applications received for examination during the year was greater than for any other in the his tory of the office. Applications await ing action December 28 last numbered 11,382, due to the inadequacy of the office force. For the 10 years begin ning in 1840 the average number of application was 1,186, and for the eight years beginning with 1890 it has grown to 41,479 per year. THAT SETTLES IT. With the bloom and beauty of the season, its balmy airs and delightful temperature, we feel like living with new life, and are therefore often very careless in taking care of ourselves. It is this forgetfulness that lays us liable to attacks of rheumatism, the more liable because we think there is little danger of its coming on, but rheumatism is an easy thing to take and sometimes a hard thing to get rid of unless we take the advice of others and learn that the best way pos sible is to use St. Jacob's Oil. It has been used so long as a sure cure that this advice is given in good faith from the testimony of thousands. If an Egyptian dies before noon the funeral must take place the same day. If death occurs after noon the funeral may not be delayed after the next day. ABOUT CHANGE OF LIFE, i •■ * ' "I suffered for eight yean, ac could find no permanent relief trati, one year ago. My trouble was Change of Life. I tried Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and relief came Imost immediate ly. I have taken i two bottles of I the Vegetable VUUIJIV UUU) three boxes of Pills, j and have ' also used the San ative Wash, and must say I have never had any- thing help so much. I have better health than I ever had In my life. I feel like a new person, perfectly strong. I give the Compound all the credit. I hare recommended it to sev eral of my friends who are using it with like results. It has cured me of several female diseases. I would not do without Mrs. Pinkham's remedies for anything. There is no need of so much female suffering. Her remedies are a sure cure."—Mrs. Ella Kbineb, Knights town, Henry Co., Ind. By the way, the leading druggists tell us that the demand for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is simply beyond their power of under standing ; and, what is best of all, it does the work promptly and welL There died reoently in the village of Mauvages, Alsace, a man by the name of Becu, who is the last of the family from which Mme. dv Barry sprang. Her real name was Becu, and she was born in Vaucouleurs, a short distance from Mauvages. AN OPEN LETTER TO MOTHERS. We are asserting in the courts our right to the exclusive use of the word " CASTORIA," and " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark. I, Or. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, was the originator of " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same that has borne and does now bear the facsimile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on ever j 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 Cbas. H. Fletcher is President. March t, 1597. SAMUEL PITCHER, MJX One Great Bonanza. The value of the metal production in the United States during the past year is estimated at over $762,000,000. This production, says The Engineering and Mining Journal, not only empha sizes the great total value, but also the immense variety of the mineral pro duction of the United States. Not only is this country the largest pro ducer of iron and steel, copper, lead and silver and of gold, but almost every mineral and metal known to commerce is found within our borders and mined or prepared in some quantity. Sheepskin* Made Into Velvet. M. Puech, of Mazamet, France, is the inventor of an interesting method, by means of which the wool on sheep skins can be converted into velvet. Up to this time sheepskins with the wool on thorn have only been used for rugs, carpets or the lining of clothing, and the wool has been left in the curled or combed state. Seeing that the natural disposition of the innumerable fibres is perfectly regular, and suited to velvet ization, the inventor conceived the idea of removing all the impurities from the skin and adjusting them in such a way that the hairs would not tangle or mat *re stuck on the wall with decaying animal glue. Al abas tine is a cement, which goes through a process of setting, hardens with age, can be re-coated and re-decorated from time to time without haying to wash and scrape off its •Id coats before renewing. MUCH SICKNESS Particularly throat and lung difficulties, wrongly attributed to other causes, is the re sult of unsanitary conditions ol walls and ceil ings, Think of haying bedrooms ooyered with layers of molding floor paste tt feed yermln, Ask Your Doctor what effect alum has upon the stomach. Then make up your mind whether you will put any more low-price baking powder into your husband's or children's food. Schilling's Best is pure cream of tartar and soda. Nothing else. • «« Want t* Feel What They Are Eating. The inhabitants of Sikas, Turkey, owing to the oppression of the tax gatherer, who, the more industrious he | finds them the more he demands, and that out of proportion to the means, have no ambition to lead other than a hand-to-month existence. Their prin cipal food is made from unsifted whole wheat, that has been threshed on the ground by means of a drag drawn re peatedly over it by oxen, and ususally has a large admixture of dirt and stones. The people prefer this to fine grade flour, because they say they can feel they are eating something. GREAT BENEVOLENCES. In the great cities of tbe United States the condition of the metropolitan poor is con stantly being ameliorated by the grand ben evolences of wealthy people. Sanitary reforms are frequently suggested and carried out with earnestness and intelligence. Among sanitary reforms those produced by Hostetter'a Stom ach Bitters in dyspeptic stomach, disordered liver, bowels or nervous system are very con spicuous. Qeorge Sewell Boutwell, the youngest man ever elected governor of Massa chusetts, and now the oldest of her ex governors, has just celebrated his 80th birthday. It is 47 years Bince he was chosen governor. Honoring: a Dead Cat. The most novel incident that ever oc> curred here was the funeral of Old Bill, the favorite old cat of the town, says a correspondent of the New York World, writing from College Corner, O. A pretty casket, covered with black oloth and lined with blue sateen, and having the usual outside trimmings, with a large name-plate, inscribed "Old Bill," was made, and the old pet laid in state in his last neßt He was the property of Barkley, the druggist, and the pet of the entire inhabitants. 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