WHOLE TOWN DESTROYED.
Bat Little l>ft to Show Whin Shaw
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
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
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
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 !
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
Wheat—Walla Walla, [email protected]; Val
ley and Bluestem, 81c per bushel.
Flour—Best grades, $3.85; graham,
$3.40; superfine, $2.35 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, [email protected]; 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. [email protected] per ton.
Eggs—Oregon, lie per dozen.
Butter —Fancy creamery, 45 @ 50c;
fair to good, [email protected]; dairy, [email protected]
Cheese —Oregon full cream, 12)£c;
Young America, 13 @ 14c.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, [email protected]
4.00 per dozen; hens, $4 [email protected];
geese, [email protected]; ducks, [email protected]
7.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, lS^lS^e
Potatoes—Oregon Burbanks, 40 @ 50c
per sack; sweets, [email protected] per cental.
Onions—Oregon, $2.25 @ 2.60 per
Hops—l 4 @ 16c per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, [email protected]
Wool—Valley, [email protected] per pound;
Eastern Oregon, [email protected]; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton —Gross, best sheep, wethere
and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton. 6f«c;
spring lambs, [email protected] each.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $4.25;
light and feeders, [email protected]; dressed,
[email protected] 5.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef —Gross, top steers, [email protected]
3.75; cows, [email protected]; dressed beef, 6^
@7c per pound.
Potatoes —Yakiinas, [email protected] 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, [email protected]
13c; Eastern cheese, 12>*jC.
Eggs—Fresh ranch, 15c; California
Meats—Choice dressed beef steers,
8c; cows, [email protected]* 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, [email protected]; steel
heads. [email protected];salmon trout, 12>£c; floun
ders and sole, 8(34c; torn cod, 4c; ling
cod, [email protected]; rock cod, sc; smelt, [email protected]
sc; herring, 4c.
Olympia oysters, per sack, [email protected]
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, [email protected]
4.50; etraighta, $4.00; California
brands, [email protected];5 Dakota brands, $5.40
@$5.75; buckwheat flour, $6.
Millstuffs—Bran, per ton,sl6; shorts,
per ton, [email protected]
Feed—Chopped feed, [email protected] per
ton; middlings, per ton, $24; oil cake
meal, per ton, $35.
Hay—Puget Sound, new, per ton,
[email protected]; 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, [email protected]
Millstuffs—Middlings, [email protected];
California bran, [email protected] 19.50 per ton.
Onions—Silverskins. $2.50 @ 8.15 per
Eggs—Store, 18^@i3c; ranch, [email protected]
Butter —Fancy creamery. 19c; do
seconds, 18c; fancy dairy, 17c; good
to choice, [email protected] per pound.
Fresh Fruit—Apples, [email protected] 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, [email protected]$1.00 per box.
Hay—Wheat, [email protected]; wheatand
I oat, 118(322; oat, [email protected]; best
1 barley, [email protected]; 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
Portland was made the unanimous
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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instantly takes the sting out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discov
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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.
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
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
ly. I have taken
i two bottles of
I the Vegetable
j and have
' also used
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
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.
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.
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
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
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. At the drug
store, where he lay in state, hundreds
of people viewed the remains, and many
brought flowers as a last token of their
friendship. The body was taken in a
carriage by the immediate friends to
the grave in the rear of Berkley's resi
dence lot, where it was buried with
more care and solemnity than many
The Sadbury river aqueduct in 859
days, has delivered 15,857,300,000 gal
lons to Chestnut Hill reservoir, end
35,500,000 to Lake Cochituate.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any
case of Catarrh that can not be cared by Hall's
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.
We the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the past 15 years, and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions and fin
ancially able to carry out any obligations made
by their firm.
Wist & Truax,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Waldino, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. j
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all
druggists. Testimonials free.
. Hairs Family Pills r,re the best.
An Oregon inventor has devised a
steam plow which he thinks capable
of plowing 15 acres a day.
CITS Permanently Cared. No fits or nerrousnes
ill* after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. Send for FBKK B*.OO trial
bottle and treatise. DR. B. 2, gT.rajj^ Ltd.. KM)
Area street, Philadelphia, Pa. . • .......
> Waterloo, la., has a church for which
one glacial boulder furnished practical
ly all the material.
After being swindled by all others, send us stamp
for particulars of King Holomon's Treasure, the
ONLY renewer of manly strength. MASON
CHEMICAL. CO., P. O. Box 747, Philadelphia, Pa.
Use Dr. Pfunder's Oregon Blood Purifier now.
The law which at present governs
the practice of law in France forbids
the simultaenous practice of medicine
and pharmacy, even by a person who
! may be in possession of diplomas in
Over 1,000 children are born yeaily
in the London workhouses. ■-
\ "A Perfect Type of the Highest Order of
\ Excellence in Manufacture."
M 1 IWi PR Absolutely Pare,
..Costs Less THan OXE CEMT a Cup..
'' Be sure that you get the Genuine Article, " r ./■
made at DORCHESTER, MASS, by. ','
WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd.
.•': ■■\ ' I ■'-- -I-' ■ ESTABLISHED I7SO. ;■■ _;; ■.;_; -V
HI curWwh&luili else7a7l&"t^^i
El Best Cough Syrup. Taste* Good. Vm H
B In time. Bold by drngytatt. El—
with paper to hide them and absorb the mois
ture of respiration, and an animal fine culture
ground on its face for disease germs; this hay
ing strong colors added, like a colored shirt, to
hide the dirt; then ihinklol "the nasty
practice" of repeating this papering, without
removing the old, and a number '■ of % times;! at
that, as many do. Then think of a room coated
i with i pare, porous, permanent Alabastine,
which is minted with but little trouble or ex
pense, and Is purifying and sweet-welling and
fills cracks. Wall paper free would be dearer
than Alabastlaeif vest of removing paper la
. The Prince of Wales is about to be
elected grand master of t.he Engijgjj *
Free Masons for the 24th time. This
breaks the record of his predecessor
George IY^'.:r:l':V ■"■ ; .
Hugh and , Hector. McLean are 88
years of age, are twins, were born in
North Carolina,- have lived in the house
in which they were born all their lives
and have never had a quarrel.
Heidelberg chemical students are
compelled to take * accident insurance
policies ranging in cost from 1% cents
for, the onlookers to 75 cents for the ex
In the spring cleanse your system by
using Dr. Plunder's Oregon Blood Purifier.
The oldest living clergyman of the
Church of England, the Rev. Edward
Allen, of Tiverton, Devon, recently
celebrated his 100 th birthday.
H^^BPlfe jja Is the working capital
mjm/ULi^^jt^m'' Indeed. Is your health
failing you, your am-
HF bition, vigor, vitality
For the speedy, safe* and permanent cure of all
Nervous, Chronic and Special diseases, even
in their most aggravated forma. There is no ma»
in the world who has effected so many permanent
cures in both Men and Women of troubles which
other physicans of acknowledged ability hud gly el
up as hopeless as this eminent specialist.
NERVOUS DEBILITY and all its attendint
ailments, of YOUNG, MIDDLE-AGED and OLD
' MEN. Th« awful effects of neglected or improp
-1 erly treated cases, causing drains, weakness of
; body and brain, dizziness, failing memory, lack of
I energy and confidence, pains In back, loins and
kidneys, and many other distressing symptoms
I unfitting one for study, business or enjoyment of
! life. Or Rat cliff* can cure you, no matter who or
what has failed. ,
WEAK MEN. He restores lost vigor and vi
tality to weak men. Organs of the body wbloh
have been weakened through disease, overwork
excesses or indiscretion* are restored to full power,
strength and vigor through his own successful sys
tem of treatment.
VARICOCELE, hydrocele, swelling and ten
derness of the glands treated with unfailing success.
SPECIAL DISEASES, inflammation, dis
charges, etc., which, if neglected or improperly
treated, break down the system, cause kidney and
bladder diseases, etc.
DISEASES OF WOMEN. Prompt and es
pecial attention given to all their many ailments.
WRITE If you are aware of any trouble. DO
NOT DELAY. Call on Dr. Ratclifle today. If you
cannot call, write him. His valuable book free to
all sufferers. CONSULTATION FREE and confi
dential at office or by letter.
E. M. RATCLIFFE, 713 First in., SEATTLE, WISH
THE BEST LEAD IS THE LEAD
THAT WEARS LONGEST.
It Is Known as
Write to us about it. Our book on
painting SENT FREE.
Cleveland Oil I Paint Mfg. Co.,
FACTS and FIGURES
How to 20, when to go, where
7to go, what to ■ take and
:/'■'■■ where to get it. .
With maps showing trails, etc., FREE for asking.
THE SEATTLE TRADING CO.,
. ALASKA OUTFITTERS,
116 FIRST AYE, SO. SEATTLE, WASH
BUY THE GENUINE
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llfljl II I speculation in Chicago. We
WW Pll I buy and sell wheat on mar
■l 11 bill gins. Fortunes have been
made on a small beginning by trading in fu
tures. ' Write for full particulars. Best of ret*
erence given. Several years' experience on th«
Chicago Board of Trade, and a thorough know
ledge of the business. Send for our free refer
ence book. DOWNING, HOPKINS & Co..
Chicago Board of Trade Brokers. Offices la
Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Wash.
YOUR LIVER 1 ■■;.:-
Moore's Revealed Remedy will do it. Three
doses will make you feel better. Get it from
your druggist or any wholesale drug house or
trom Stewart & Holmes Drug Co., Seattle. ''
win 1 FUCK m'<: spring eye grain
HILL t rilUn Ul. i B A C NEEDLES
Plain or with Cutter. The best needle in the mar
ket. Used by all sack sewers." For sale by all ■•»•
eral merchandise stores, or by: - —
4:'? '■'."'■ '"■■^::':' WILL A : FINCK co.,
; 820 Market Street, San Francisco, C»l.
AIM! *>' tracing and locating Gold or Silver
Kll IIS Ore, lost or buried treasures. M. !>•
llvi/.W FOWLER. Box 337, Southington,Conn.
X. P. H. V. Mo. 15.'»tfc
WHIN wrltlns;. to advertisers , pl«»»
I mention this paper.
Alabastine la sold" by paint > dealer* every
where. Ask your dealer for card of tints. • .
Do not bay a law suit or an \ Injunction •• with
cheap kalsomines, which are all imitations of
Alabaatine. Dealers assume the risk of a suit
for damages by selling an Infringement. Ala
bastine Company own the right, covered by
letters patent, to make and sail wall coatings
i adapt** to *• mixed with eel« water.: AJ*b*j»
ttae Co., ftaslds, Mich, ■ *„
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