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The CU Usd (Ntrttval Attract. Iarc
rrotri t twm Vrr uar0r. -Poiuis of I-
Saturday, October IT, at 10 1 'clors; to
Bi. IXiu nxn-Kltioa ol iai srl I el !v, coots
o4 the carniral will ba over, tt will b Inrid
Kin Id l8, bol too months la a Ion; time to
wait, ana the lover of a goo timo and of a
view of too beautiful ohonu nay a visit to St
Louis before October IT. Fair week proved a
greater auraetiea than ever, the prtamtne
t aauncmcnt being bo fall no." tbmpleto that
the most exacting were rsore thaa gratified.
The fair was vote, an improvement on past
years, carina; W Ihe number of novelties lro.
docod&nd the striking array of rxWWW horn
Ml parse of the Union. In the M days, which
only tcded some three yeir ago, crowds oo
talr way to the fair were annoyed by the in
aulDcicncy of the street ear accommodation, but
althotnrh the crowd this year was the largest
aa reooro, there was no dU3culty oa this ecore.
Two electric roads and one ctaio line have
been built, making a total ot seven roads to
tile Fair Grounds, able to carry from UrS to
15.000 passengers an hour easily, eat whose
ears were crowded to their e.iraC3i capacity
during toe mortUaRS and .eciags. In adJitlon
to this, the streets are in such One order that
driving out In kaofcs and buggies was a lamry.
Of the Viir j prophet It n atneceasanr to
aay much. The uniqueness of the rnwrsjit, the
enormons crowdj alcng thv ot 'bo parade,
an toe presenco la Mil ttlnss of 7.0U0 invittd
fcuests at the balk all show that fourteen an
nual visits bare endeared the mystic monarch
notoaly to the people o: St. Louis, but oU ot
the Weat, and indeed the East, and lh far
mat the Interest fading a th novelty ceased
exist, familiarity brewla in this instance ad
miration that cannot he overestimate.
During the remainder of tho feev.Val season
there Is much to Intercut spectator, and
many defer their visit wi'.ii after Fair week In
order to avoid the orush such an enormoa;
gathering of peop'.j nattira'.ly creates. St.
Ixuls Is handing tho crowds this yrar In a
more sysVmaUc manner thaa ever, end,
thanks n, well managed bureaus and wj'.stcrs.
ail ar. being provided for comferta'jly and at
re onabie rates. St. Woul s not bleed Its
Vucsts or ajrama prtrtt on tho ground that
the law of supply ar.d demand warrants sues a
course; It raiser treats its visitors like kOn
orgeestsiin l provides as much alwoluicly
free oasertainment as possibhv
Gilmore will wind a fcls cngag-
-ui in ucuioer i,, aiM lit the meantime he is
r-rovlding four g-salr.o musical treats dally.
Ilo has a h?.ll rif reserving- the very boat So
the last, and some of the concluding concerts
will he Snastcrpieces Indeed.
Asa natural result of the wonderful a'trac
!. St. Louis possesses In a social manner
the people of surrounding states, the com
mercial interests of the city are being aug
inented in a remarkable manner, for the visit
ors ho come year after year oa pleasure bent
have st the same time an opportunity of
witnessing th? vast commercial ta I manufac
turing establishments In which St. Louis
excels all other cities in the world in many
I:nes. and thus business relations are formed
which reo-rand to the. profit both of the visitor
and the uty.
I had been tronMiyj five month.
With Dyspepsia, The doctors tok
me it waschroaic. I had a fullues:
after caving and a heavy load in the
pit of my stomach. I suffered fre
p'.ntly from a Water Brash of clear
"matter. Sometimes a deathly Sick
ness at the Stomach would overtake
me. Then again I would have the
terrible pains of Wind Colic. At
such times I would try to belch and
could not. I was working then for
Thomas McIIcnry, Druggist, Cr.
Invin and Western Ave.,'Alieglieny
City, Pa., in whose employ I had
been for seven years. Finally I used
August Flower, and after using just
one bottle for two weeks, was en
tirely relieved of all the trouble. I
can now cat things I dared not touch
before. I would like to refer you to
Mr. McHcnry, for whom I worked,
who knows all about my condition,
nnd from whom I bought the medi
cine. I live with my wife and family
nt 39 James St., Allegheny City.Pa.
Signed, John D. Cox.
G. G. GREEX Sole Manufacturer,
Woodbury, Xcw Jersey, U. S. A.
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him one dollar, tell him you
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for the CURE of
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All Diseases 0? the Stomach,
All Diseases of the Kidneys,
All Diseases of the Bowels.
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W. BAKER & CO.'S
firm which the exceM of oil
bus bwn removed,
Jm abiHthttety pure and
it m tnluble.
are used in Its preparation. It
baa more than three timrw f'
strength of Cocoa mixed with
Blarrb, -Arrowroot or Snirar,
(and la therefore far more eco
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teblng, alrengthening, Eamlt
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a veil as for peraona In health.
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A. M KELLOCC NEWSPAPER CO-
4 W itXIT STKKET. HT. I.OIIIH.
Until yon hmtMtnth
nd PRICE LIHT of
OSCOOD & THOMPSON,
BlftGHAMTON. N. v., rKI'.E m vUJ!n.
Ely's Cream Balm
ai'IKLY CI KES
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Applv Bain mo each nostril.
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THE OLD COFFEEMtLU
Jnst at the fcctr wtrtfe fcbant Wefr
Wak h karrm wiita tatty rroir.
t tan. tn my pillow and tc&rb to fcrtt
A welcome SoutiA fhm lutJ world below.
U Is iaot thfc cMrfc ot ttie early bird,
iVor it fcaiM.? milkman., sonorous
Vrhosc bome'.y call in my ttVem ft heant.
But the mnsfral mind o. tbe cofTee-mUl,
Mingled wit sfttW"s staccato clear:
"JVb 'ttft lo-Ret-upnow, William, dear."
It always hnag by th chimney wide
"G-'round. K-'round, g-' round g-'r-o-u-a-d;
Time ami weww rl it deded
0-Tom, g-' round, g- round c 'r-o-n-n-d;
tn M"&ic silenced tbe cricket's note
'G-'round, g 'round, g 'round g-'r-O n n-d;
Its fragrance tlcklrtf each thimy tbroftt-
"G-'round. s-'roand, 9 'round tf 'ro ii-t.-4
The hand that turned it-lurcvd Mt i. wilV,
And Inceuiio ;rro'.int f1. t.M V-off1!? 'I!.
X yrrs al tre ionr?, come back acainl
Ac tld in my piM-.nr a nww-lca' dr?ani;
Vakeont ot my h-a 1U1 taarti:is pain
Muka!l thir. rs really, what m w th-y vem;
iirip.r tii eyes that had never l-am.Nl to wet-p,
llrin the -slumber that held tu at rqfljr
Awakp me. as then, from rwopI hoyUh ef
To weed the garden tf he the tfot-. .
To the tune of father's "it ip htr. iiilir
An tl rhythm and t-hytrr bl the old colTee
rnll!. -lr. . L. Rayne. In Detroit Free Press,
THE U. S. MIXTA
Bon.ctbtaa Aboiit the Process of
It is quite natural that thp rnitd
rStatcs mint should hare mun.v visitor
It a in iisos one, thr mnntifatirri rf
money, nnl even th hnft'eH" hiiliibn:
aire nr- thr pn;irllc??s i-dsiiior Of a sav-
tnj nlt Is Viound to be iinpressvil by
Vhr fine sangfroid of the maidens who
fiit at the coinage machines, their laps
heaping- full of the precious plankets.
and huttule pold and silver as coolly
IA though they were shelling" peas.
Yes it is well worth while to come
to Philadelphia just to nee theirl;
You find the mint on Chestnut Blr-eU
just below Jlroad, A rather pniint 1Ut
strikinir structure tf white marble,
with n (irectnh fnoadc1.
The f i rst bui I din ft erected ih t he
t'nilcd Stat1 for public use, under the
authority of the federal frorernment,
was one fr the lnitd States mint. It
was a p'atn, brick building, on the east
nide of Seventh street, near Arch, and
the corner-stone was laid by the great
Pavid Kittenhcusc, director of the
mint, on July 31, The following
October ojjemtion of coining began.
On tho imh of May, ls'!, an act was
fiasst'd by congress locating the t'nited
States mint on its present site. The
first coinage was of silver half-dimest
in Octolter, KPi, The first metal ptir-
clin-ied for coinage was six pounds of
old copper, at one shilling and three
ietiee per pound, which was coined
and delivered to the treasurer in
The lirt deposit of silver bullion
was mads on July 18, 17'.H, by the
Hank of Maryland It consisted of
"coins of France." amounting to
715. T.1 j. The first return of gold coin
age was on .Tttly 31, 1705, and consisted
of seven hundred and forty -four In If
Over forty thousand persons visit the
mint i'i the cotirse of a 3ear. Owing to
the immense amount of the precious met
als which is always in course of transi
tion and the watchful care necessary to
b. correct transaction of business, the
public is necessarily excluded from
home of the departments. The system
of surveillance adopted in the mint is
so precise and the weighing so accurate,
that the abstraction of the smallest
particle of metal would lead to almost
All the gold and silver received for
coining is first weighed. The largest ,
weight used in the deposit-room is five
hundred ounces, the smallest is the i
thousandth part of an ounce. The
scales are wonderfully delicate, and
are examined and adjusted on alternate
days. On the right of this room isonc
of the twelve vaults in the building.
Of so-id masonry, several of them are
iron-line, with double doors of the
same metal and most complicated ami
It is estimated that about fifteen
hundred million dollars worth of gold
lias been received and weighed in this
room, probably nine-tenths of the
amount being from alifornia since its
discovery there in the year 1S4S. Pre
vious to that time the surplus of gold
came principally from Virginia, North
Carolina and Georgia, Ihiringthe past
ten years considerable quantities have
leen received from Nova Scotia, but
most of the gold that reaches the mint
at the present time comes from Califor
nia, Montana, Colorado. Idaho, Nevada,
Arizona, Oregon, Dakota, Virginia,
South Carolina and New Mexico. For
merly the silver used by the mint came
principally from Mexico and South
America, but since the discovery of the
immense veins of that metal in the ter
ritories of the I'nited States the sup
ply is furnished from the great west.
The copper used comes principally from
the mines of Lake Superior, the finest
from Minnesota, The nickel is chiefly
from Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
After the metal bad been carefully
weighed in the presence of the depos
itor and the proper officials, it is locked
in iron boxes and taken to the melting
room, where it is opened by two men,
each provided with a key to one of the
separate locks. There are four fur
naces in this room, and the first process
of melting takes place here. The gold
and silver, bing mixed with borax and
other fluxing material, is placed in
pot:, melted and put in iron molds.
and, when cooled, is again taken to the
drp sit-rooin in bars, where it is re-
weighed and a small piece cut from
each lot bv the assavcr. From -this the
fineness of the whole is ascertained.
the value calculated, and the depositor
paid. Ihe metal in its rough state is
then transferred to the refiner.
The two essential things regarding
every piece of metal offered in pay-
m -nt of any dues are, first, the weight
or quantity; next, the fineness or
purity of the same. The process of
weighing even the baser metals used
in coining must be conducted by the
careful use of accurate scales, with
precise notes of the results. In precious
metuls gold, silver and their high
grade alloys a very small variation in
the fineness makes a great difference
in the value. Nothing is more essen
tial than the accurate determination of
the weight of the sample and of the
metal obtained from it. It requires
keen sight and most delicate adjust
ment in the hand which manipulates
the lilliputian scales of an assayer's
table. The smallest weight used in the
mint is found in the assay room; it is
the thirteen-hundredth part of a grain,
and can scarcely be seen with the
naked eye, unless on a white ground.
The assay department is strictly a
technical branck of the service. It has
been practically under one regime for
the laM. fifty years.
After the gold and silver used by the
mint have been separated from each
other and purified, they are conveyed
to the drying cellar, put under pressure
of some eighty tons, and all the water
pressed out The metal is then dried
with heat, and afterwards taken in
large cakes to the furnaces. The melt
ing rooms are on the first floor. Here
all the metal used in coining is alloyed,
melted and poued into narrow molds.
These castings, called ingots, are almut
a foot long, a half inch thick and from
one to two and a half inches in breadth.
The value of (fold ingoU ! from biz
hundred to fourteen tundreli dollars
eacn; those Of silver about sixty dol
lars. The floors that cover the melting
rooms are made, 'of ikta tn honeycomb
pattern, so Ihnt ,lher can be readily
tafcrft lip to save Ine dust; tbeir rough
ness acting as a scraper and preventing
any metallic particles from clinging to
the soles of the shoes of those who pass
through the department The sweep
ings of the entire building have aver
aged twenty-three thousand dollars per
annum for the last five rears.
The methods of coining moncr bive
varied with thr progress Id hienanic
artsi arid arie but thgueljr traced from
th pefHftnmg. the primitive mode be
ing by the casting of the piece in sand,
the impr.ssion leing made with a
punch. In the middle ages the metal
was hammered into sheets of the re
quired thickness, cut with heas into
shape amd then stamped Wr hand with
th design, the mill and fccretv, dty
whidh realef increase id poivef, frith
finer finish, was gained, dates back to
the sixteenth century. This process,
with various modifications and improve
ments, continued in use in the Phila
delphia mint ttntil 1830'.
The, first steam coining press was in
Vented by M. Thonnelier, of France,
in 1533, and was first used in the I'nited
States mint in 1800. It was remodeled
and rebuilt in 1838, but in 1S74 was su
perseded by the one now in operation,
the very perfection of rrtee hurt ism, in
whinh lite: vibration' anil Unsteady bear
ing of the former press were entirely
Obviated afid precision attained by the
solid stroke, With a saving of over sev-'erity-fi
Ve per bent in the wearing and
breaking of the dies. The dies for coin
ing are prepared by engravers especial
ly employed at the mitit for that pur
pose. The process of engraving them
consists in cutting the devices and le
gends in soft steel, those parts being
depressed which in the coin appear in
relief. This, having been finished and
hmUetlcd, constitutes an "original
die," tort precious to le directly em
ployed iri striking coins, but used for
multiplying diesi. H Is llrst employed
to impress another piece of soft steel,
Which then presents the appearance of
a coin and is called a huh. This hub.
leing hardened, is used to impress
other pieces ot steel in like manner,
which, being like the original die, are
hardened and used for striking the
coins. A pair of these will on an av
erage perform two weeks' work.
The planchctst or discs, of metal not
yet stanied, after being adjusted, are
first, in order to protect the surface of
the coin, passed through the milling
machine. They are fed to it through an
upright tube, and as they descend from
the lower aperture ar; caught upon
the edge of a revolving wheel and car
ried about a quarter of a revolution,
during which the edge is compressed
and forced up, the rpace between the
wheel and the riin being a little les;
than the diameter of theplanchet Thii
apparatus moves so nimbly that fivo
hundred and sixty half dimes can bo
milled in a minute, but for large piece
the average is about one hundred nnd
twenty. In this room are the milling
machines and the massive but delicate
coining presses, ten in number. Each
of these is capable of coining from
eighty to one hundred perfect pieces a
minute. Only the largest are used in
making coins of large denominations.
After Wing stamped the coins am
taken to the coiner's room and placed
on a hmg table the double-eagles
piles of ten each. I he light aim 1 -avy
ones are kept separate in coining, and
when delivered to the treasurer they
are mixed together in such proportions
as to give him full weight in every de
livery, lty law the deviation in the
standard weight in delivering to him
must not exceed three pennyweights
in one thousand double-eagles. The
gold coins as small as quarter-eagles
leing counted and weighed to verify
the count are put up in bags of five
thousand dollars each. 1 he three-dol
lar pieces are put in bags of three
thousand dollars, and one-dollar pieces
in one thousand-dollar bags. The silver
pieces, and sometimes small gold, are
counted on a very ingenious contriv
ance called a 'counting board." P.y
this process twenty-hve dollars
five-cent pieces can be counted in less
than a minute. The 'boar.ls" nn a sim
ple flat surface of wood with copper
partitions the height and sizt of the
coin to be counted, rising from the sur
face at regular intervals and running
parallel with each other from top to
bottom. They somewhat resemble a
common household "washing-hoard.
with the grooves running parallel with
the skies, but much larger. The boards
are worked by hand over a box, and
as the pieces are counted they slide
into a drawer prepared to receive them.
They are then put into bags and arc
ready for shipment .
For the various duties of the mint
there are over three hundred persons
employed as clerks workmen, etc.
say at out two-thirds men and one-
third women the number depending
largely, of course, upon the amount of
work to be done. Melville Phillips in
Once a eek.
A LESSON ON RED NOSES
IiiRamcil Member Which Have No Con
nection with the Flowing Howl.
"It is not everv red nose that owes
its color to the wine that pcrisheth,"
remarked the doctor, rubbing a furtive
finger over his own well-tinted beak.
''Some of them are torn, not made.
They always cause their owners grief.
I once knew a girl who was driven to
the grave all on account of an off-col
ored nose. She was well educated and
cultivated, but her nose made her a
semi-reel use. Her father died. She
sought work to support herself and
mother, and obtained a situation as a
school-teacher. It didn't last long.
Word came to the board of education
that the young woman drank. A com
mittee waited upon her about it, and
she indignantly resigned. She went
west and secured a place in a Kansas
City dry-goods store. Her fellow
clerks guyed her. To cut the story
short she bought a handful of mor
phine one night and the next day there
was an inquest The nose retained its
high tint even in death.
"There is a professional man up in
Apple ton, Wis., who has an unbroken
record as a total abstainer, but his nose
looms up like a lighthouse in a fog.
It's a perfect barrel-house nose, violent
and flaming, and not a smooth, jolly
champagne proboscis It is the bane
of this good man's life, and for sixty
years his personal friends have made a
daily jest upon it He is a mark for
confidence men, and if he has spent
live cats he has squandered five
thousand dollars trying to reduce the
color. Etery fakir that comes to
town takes from fifty to one hundred
dollars away with him. as the result of
the sensitive man's desire to obtain a
panacea for his nose. He has tried
everything fn m leeches to freezing to
take away the blaze, but he wilt carry
it with him in a coveted gmve. At
Oberlin, Ohio, there is a nose on a tee
to tale r the like of which was never
seen and the man is an object of sus
picion to this day. There is a business
man at Cleveland who formerly invest
ed all his earnings in attempts to re
move the carmine tint of his nose.
His is a peculiar malady, the color
varying with the seasons. Yes there
itre many people who carry the sign
without tbe habit of tbe habitual
drinker," Chicago Tribune-
Nome hints And hels:
. feor Simple hoarseness like, a f resn
g: beat it and thicken' with pulverized
sugar. . Eat freely of it and the hoarse
ness. will soon be greatly relieved.
There is nothing that proves so
effectual in relieving congestion of tho
lungs, sore throat or rheumatism as hot
water when applied thoroughly and
Oyster Pie: Line a tin plate with
plain paste, put in two dozen oysters.
aprtnkV wHh tt .little tMttiN. Sail; .arid
f';la.tb .on a little nutmeg. Strew in a
itt.le butter and cover with rich paste.
Itake twenty minutes. Serve at once.
Iietroit Free Press.
For starch polish use one ounce of
white wax and one ounce of spermaceti
melted together with gentle beat To
eaeh i'nt of March allow one" teasjkori
ful Of the mixture. The real pohshi
hoWever, depends largely tipdn the fric
tion in ironing the goods. N. Y. World.
Ikmehs that stick to rollfng-pirij
board and hands in a hot kitchen should
be set away till thoroughly chilled, bat
all trouble iriight have been saved by
using cold fat flour and liquid at first
and the texture of the dough would
have been better.
Jellied Chicken: Cut the small
scraps from a cold chicken, break the
bones, put in a saucepan with the liver,
gir.zanl artd heart cover with Water,
and boll two hours. Mix well, sensors
pour in a mold, weight doWn and set
'tS rodl, tut in thin slices and garnish
with sliced lemons.
Coarse cheese-cloth may be used for
making the bags used in the bath.
They may le filled with cither almond
meal, or else with bran in which a
great deal of orris powder has been
mixed. With care a bag may be used
twice, that is, if after the first bath it
is put in the sunshine to dry, and not
allowed to grow sour, for In this con
dition it becomes unfit for use.
HJce: and Com Meal lattir Cakest
if yoti have a coffee cupful of cold
lioiled rice left Voil will find this a nic4
wajr to dispose of it at breakfast time
Heat two eggs and stir with it, then
add one cupful of corn meal, one-half
cupful of flour, a pinch of salt, and one
half a teaspoon ful of baking powder
and milk enough to make the batter
thin enough to pour easily. Fry on a
hot buttered pancake griddle. Prairie
Indian Loaf Cake: One pound of
Indian meal a quarter of a pound of
butter, two eggs, half a pound of su
gar, a quarter of a pound of raisins, a
quarter of a pound of currants. Cut up
the butter in the Indian meal, pour
over it as much boiling milk as will
make a thick batter. Heat the eggs
very light; when the batter is cool pour
them into it Seed the raisins, wash,
pick and dry the currants, mix them
with the raisins and dredge as much
wheat flour on them as will adhere to
them. Stir the fruit into the batter
and add the sugar. Hake it in a mod
erate oven two hours. Boston Budget
FALL HATS. ,
I.ate Styles Show a Tendency to Increnaed
It sounds odd to say that the novel
feature of round hats is that they have
crowns. But this Is true, as the mere
plateaux flats pinched into shape
worn during the summer are to be
superseded by hats that have a distinct
crown. And such crowns f such aiV
surd and diverse shapes! Some are not
larger than a biscuit, and are shaped
like a door-knoli. Others are pointed
in tiny tent shape, or like cones or
mushrooms or sugar-loaves but none
are more than two or three inches high,
and all have their queer shape bidden,
as they are merely a support for trim
ming. Open -patterned, cone-like crowns
of jet or of gold, are on Kebaux's hand
somest hats. Simpler hats have broad
crowns only an inch high, like the pan
cake crowns of the summer. These are
expected to succeed sailor hats. They
have a slightly waved brim, with a
bow underneath, and a ruche of lace or
rihlion, or a band of rihlton surrounds
the crown. There is a decided fancy
for stiff straight brims without the
crinkle that has become common, yet
many are pointed, or slightly indented,
or curled up all around the edge, and
most have room for a bow inside, next
the hair. vThe back of the brim is
either very narrow, or else it is turned
up close against the crown. The trim
ming is a bunch of high plumage at
the back, or some loops of wide rihlnrn
in front, with wings pointing toward
the back. The first hats brought out
were of medium size, but later im porta
tions show a tendency to increased size.
Milking Clothing l.aar.
In the line of fixing over old dresses
remember that shirrs and plaits will
cover a multitude of seams. If you
have an ancient wool frock to remodel
buy some velveteen or silk to go with
it and you will have a dress you will
line oeiicr tnan a new one. if you re
model your frocks habitually it is well
to buy standard rather than those col
ors which are the rage of to-dav. Fre
quently a waist, the edge of which is
worn, can Ik converted into a round
waist with a velvet girdle or a sash;
but as a general thing a remodeled
dress should always have a new waist
for that part of a garment wears out
more rapidly than anything except
braid. In purchasing a plaid or brocad
ed material, it is frequently wise to buy
more than is needed, as the extra
amount comes in handy for the remod
eling, and odd patterns are hard to
match. Farm and Home.
Kronomy of Strength.
We who are wise will recognize our
limitations. Instead of vainly striving
to make our strength equal to the de
mands we make upon it we will ar
range our living on simpler lines and
cut down our requirements. The moth
er who has six children can not do as
much for each of them as the mother of
two does for hers It is physically im
possible; and instead of worrying over
it she must accept it as a law of nature
The same rule holds good with many
other things People with small in
comes and small houses can not expect
to keep pace with those of larger means
and more luxurious abodes. No ex
penditure of nerve force will enable us
to do it comfortably. Instead of wear-
ingourselves out in the vain attempt
let us turn our attention to making oui
selves happy with what we have and
save our nervous system a strain it can
not bear. Ladies' Home Journal.
French lace in frills and flounces silk
net and chiffon, are all used upon black
ailk gowns intended either for evening
or 'at home wear; an air of elabora
tion is given by such trimmings and
they really look a little more rich than
trimmings that are very much more ex
pensive. If chiffon is chosen, the black
embroidered is usually given the prefer
ence, as the perfectly plain is too apt
to give a look of mourning to the cos
tume. The lace flounce is pretty and
graceful, and though it has been used
& rather silly way during the past
summer, still it is most effective on silk
or velvet and is well suited to a gown
that while it is dressy, must not be too
gorgeous. Ladies Home Journal.
Tbe kaiser is a great admirer of
white. Twenty of his different uni
forms are made of white material, and
his wardrobe is said to contain mora
tbu a bandrod pain 94 whit tferwprt
AGRiCULf URAL IilNT.
kti EXCELLENt BARN.
CntMlallj Adapted for locmJilln When
th Uroand I. IiTel.
For economy of space, ease of work,
anil comfort of animals, few barns are
better than this one, which is for situa
tions where the ground is nearly lcrel
and where three stories cannot be used.
Tig. 1 thovs the basement, which
fchould not be over 3 feet below the
surface. Ttils dffohls plenty of &VK
and liirht. Large half windows shoul
be plentifully used in the walls in
front of the cattle. It will be seen that
the hay. grain, roots water and ab
sorbents are all handy. Water is piped
from the cistern and the faucets are
just high enough for a puil. The alley
Cisrim MMivfrt I
mi i 7rt5MMM"" I
i lip I f CMt
r"Q 8 1 1 1
Inn run rem j
at h Is jdst Wide Enough to pass through
with a pail of milk, but too narrow fof
the cow; the alley 13 is wide enbiigh td
pass with a bushel basket and has a
gate. The root cellar, manure cellar
and space in front of the cattle should
be cemented. The walls between the
sill and foundation can be of wood, but
brick is better. Fig. 2 nearly explains
itself. The grain room is sheathed up
all around against the stairs and the
walls and made vermin proof. Chutes
lead to the meal chest in the basement.
The hay chutes extend from sill to
plate with doors on both sides from top
to bottom. They are put together so
that all will 1e smooth and even inside.
They should be put in two sides It and
t so that either bay cart be emptied.
The horse stalls can be extended the
n-'l T rrrri
i g j H0M (Hilt j
iB pj Mr Hv xt
FIG. i TllK FIRST FI.OOK.
whole length if desired. A pump takes
water from the cistern below. There
should lie at least five large windows
in the front end of the barn, one in the
grain room, one in the harness room
and one in the game. 1 his will give
plenty of light The barn should not
have less than 18-foot posts and if one
one wants a great deal of storage room
for hay, and is to use a horse hay fork.
20-foot posts are none too high. Venti
lators at the ridge should lie provided.
The hay chutes are ventilators for the
basement, where the cattle are, but
ventilator shafts should be run from
the manure cellars to the ventilators in
the roof. The partition between the
cattle and manure should be strong
and tight with a door near the outside
dMr. The muck bin is filled by dump
ing it through a large scuttle on the
main lloor. I have used a barn of this
style for ten years and for my purpose
I don't know of a lctter one. 1 used a
horse hay fork and can land hay at any
place 1 cluxise. V. It. (irover, in Farm
IMPROVED STABLE FLOOR.
How to Avoid Murl Hole in MaIiIcr With
out Hoard Flooring.
A large number of farmers on the
western prairies accept the free services
of mother earth as flooring for their
stables. They thus secure a floor made
by the same hand that created the hoof
and one that meets the latter on more
friendly footing than hard plank.
There are no cracks here for the cold
air to work up through; no weak places
for a heavy fiMt to break down, but a
solid, seamless led, and a warm one.
tiK. when covered with straw.
These floors are quite faulty, how
ever, in their crude condition. There
are no gutters behind the animals and
the earth Itccomes soft where the hind
feel stand anil wears away, resulting
in filthy mud-holes. A remedy for this
fault is recommended by Charles L.
SKRVK'KAni.K ST A III. K FLOOR.
of Freeliorn countv, Minnesota,
whosrnds us the accompauving sketch.
t represents an earth walk iH'hind tha
gutter: n. the gutter: c. pieces of two-by-four
inch scantling leddcd into the
earth, even with the earth floor, n; K,
place for manger or feed trough. The
roar ends of the scantling. rest on a
two-by-four inch scantling set edge
wise. The walk. A, is kept from caving
into the gutter by a piece two-by-six
inches set on edge and held in place by
short stakes. The pieces, r, should be
from two to three feet in length and
slope a little backward. They should
be set about an inch apart and the
spaces kept cleaned out for drainage
purpose. The hind feet have to rest on
wood, but the fore feet, which sustain
the greater weight, have their floor of
earth. Instead of sawn timlier, all the
pieces may be cut from poles or sticks
from the wood-pile. - The plan with
slight change is good for either cattle
or horses. The expense is trifling, and
thousands of western stables could be
greatly improved by the introduction
of this method. American Agricultur
ist Reliable Smoker Fuel.
After trying many different kinds ot
fuel for a bee-smoker, I find corn-cobs,
cut fine, the best to use, when taking
away surplus, says a writer in Na
tional Stockman. For all other pur
poses I like buckwheat chaff the best.
A tin strainer is needed when chaff is
used, to keep the chaff from blowing
out. The only objection to using chaff
when taking off surplus, is in soiling
the honey. Possibly a fine strainer
would prevent this. The coarser part
of the chaff is best. It is surprising to
see how well chaff holds fire, and the
length of time it will burn. I left my
smoker in the apiary the other day
partly filled. When I discovered it an
hour and a half later it was burning
lull blast, ready for business.
Hints for Swine Breeders.
According to a bulletin sent out from
the Wisconsin station, feeding bone
meal and hardwood ashes to hogs coo
fined to an exclusive diet of corn and
water gives the following results:
Where ashes and bone meal were fed
the effect waa to save about 130 pounds
of corn or 28 per cent, of the total
amount fed in producing 100 pounds of
gain live weight It about doubles the
strength of the bones and 50 per cent,
more ash was found in the bones of tha
hogs getting bone meal and ashes than
those that did, not receive it.
AM fa a taarM.
WM ifigeiiti 0. Mr. Jonc we're
going 16 Kave' stttfe ldrelf pWpeorri this
winter, and you mnsi ewrie "tip' eftrn
nd help us.
Mr. Jones (destroying her last hope)
But you know I'm not a popper. De
troit Free Press.
Bsggs How in the world did yon get
that head put on yon?
Foggs It was a case of mistaken
tioges How was that?
Foggs I taelfled the- wMtiff man.
H. Y. HeralcL
norrled All Around.
"Is that letter from papa?"
"He seems to be greatly worried about
his financial affaire."
"lie isn't half so worfisd about them
as I am." Jury.
The Kew Ilectdr 1 find the worlt In
lliis parrsH very interesting lddes.1.
Miss A. I should ihink you iriiht;
there are ten unmarried girls to every
man in the congregation. Life.
Better On Than the Old Man.
"Xo," said the old man; "I can't go
inter sassiety, because I ain't got no
gran'fathcr; but, I tell yon, my gran'
chlldren'a got one; and, oh! how they do
go itl" l'ucn.
One Way Oat of It.
"The lawyers will not get rich fight
ing over My will," remarked old Mf.
"Xo, sir; I won't make any." Epoch.
Uncie Mosc Itig thunderstorm yes
terday. Lightning struck mc right on
Employer Yon don't say so? Get
I'ncle Mose Guess it did. I reckon
nex' time dat lightnin' will look to see
Whar it's goin". Good News.
A New Reason.
Mr. De Club My dear, a great Her
man physician says women require
more sleep than men.
Mrs. I)e C Docs he?
Mr. He C. Yes, my dear nm er
you'd lietter not wait op for me to
night. X. Y. Weekly.
THOUGHT IT WAS A BKREXAOE.
Alderman Schmitt (the night after his
election) Dank you, mein goot
frirndts, for dot kindt snrbrisc. on't
you all gome in nnd dake somedings?
When Mi-w Hichse IIaJ Cei9L
Mrs. rloolumpcr I think the refrain
was the lest part of the song.
lUoobumpcr i cs; but 1 began to fear
she never would.
Mrs. Kloobnmper Neverwould what?
lUoobumpcr Refrain Judge,
A Petnrrons Occupation.
.Mrs. Spinks The paper says that in
Denver the ice wagon drivers are paid
one hundred dollars a month.
Mr. Spinks I'm I presume those
far-western housekeepers know how to
shoot. Hood News.
Cannot He Denied.
Mrs. Yonngwife I would like a nice
venison steak this morning, if it is not
Itutcher Cutlet Madame, yon forget
venison is dear at any price. Brooklvn
lied room Slippers.
Among the pretty slippers lor even
ing wear are noticed those of black
velvet, with a gold or silver buckle
upon them, or a tiny little ornament in
Rhine stones as their decoration. How
many people know that this is a fashion
adopted from the Orient where even
the bridal slipper is of white velvet em
broidered with gold? The Turkish
slippers, such as the ladies of the Ara
bian Nights wore, and which may have
decorated tho feet of Hlue Heard's un
fortunate wives, are specially liked for
bedroom wear. They are all leather
and are shown in all the colors of the
rainbow, heavily embroidered with
either gold, silver or white; are heel-
less, and nave their pointed toes turned
up in that coquettish fashion which
tends to make the feet look small.
They arc extremely comfortable for
bedroom slippers and, as they arc not
expensive, almost every, woman who
desires can have a pair. Ladies Home
Onod News from England.
will send genuine information freeof charge
to all who are bona fide sufferers from Chron
ic Kidney and Liver Diseases, Dialetes or
Bright's "Disease, or any discharges or de
rangements of the human hod-. Dropsy,
Nervous Weakness, Exhausted Vitality,
Gravel, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Dyspepsia,
Loss of Meraorv. want of Brain Power. The
discovery is a new, cheap and Mire cure, the
simplest remedv on earth, as found in toe
Valley of the Kile, Egypt.
.send a sen -addressed enveicet once en
closing ten cents in stamps to defray ex
penses, to Secretary, James Holland, 8,
tloomsnurv Mansions, Kloomsburv Square.
London, England. Mention this paper.
A Proverb Revwised. Rages "It isn't
alwavs the coat tbat makes the man.
Jaggs "No; if the man happens to be a
tailor it is the man who makes the coat"
NEW York, October U, 1KI.
CATTLE Native- St errs t 3 75 a 0 w
Kl.ol'lt-Wlnler Wheat. ... .
COHS N... 2
,V1 s Wnlrn Mixed
IIKKYKS-ranry St .era.
HOt.H Common to Select....
SIIKKl Fair to Choice
Fancy to Kxtni lio..
WIIEAT-No. I Bed Winter..
COKS So. 1 Mixed
OATS So. 2
HAY- Clear Timothy
lU'TTER Choice llnirr
It KK Standard Hnl
II.M OS Clear Kil.
I.AKI Prime Nteam
llOtif-Uood to Choice
silEKr-Falr to Choice
WHKAT-So. 1 Snriiix
3 a e S3'.
1 t9 I W4
II 10 12 00
6 so m
4 2 o
t lat a
' 12 50
OATS So. I 2fi4.
I-OKK Standard Mma 9 oo
CATTLE Shipping Sierra... 1 25 a S 73
Mix;- All t.railea 3 4 fO
WIIKAT-No. 2 Ued ....... . K KM)
OATS So 2 2U 25)
COKN-So. 2 4 4'te
FLOCB-High tirade 4 2 4 91
OATS Western a K,
II AY-Choice J4 50 0 It 00
PORK Sew Mean a 10
BACON Clear Kib a M,
WHEAT No. 2 Bed 97 9
COKS No. 2 Mixed 37 50
OATS So. 3 Mixed 81 12
POKK-Mna 0 7 II 00
BACOS-ChMr Rib Ma Hi
tOirOK-MiddUaf... . . ,. 0
Tb. Only Oac Em Trrtated-Caa Yam Ftn4
th. tM r
There h inch display advertisement
In thla MM. thin week, which has bo tw.
; www alike except one word. The same s
fcrnc. pi earn new one apueanna; mmcn wo,
from' The1 Pt: Barter Medicine Co. This
hoosa places t "Cttnii!" oa everything
they make aad publisc. I.'t for It, aand
them the name of the word Wl hv will
return yon book, beautiful lithogifcpM or
jrapwi I rue.
"All! It smd that my remarks were
wnouy uncalled lor,- ' wmmeniea m au
thor when his essays earn? brek to him by
way of tbe dead-letter otnee. IodJaaapolis
nVirVT Ash Bitters good for any
iblrtc? jRaft what Frank Griggsby, of
Dodge Cifv; Ki witst "For three years I
suffered from a aW ftfat my physicians
pronounced incurable, mf frUnde had
given me up to die, when I was fodacflri to
try your remedy. I took it for three months
and have gained 2 pounds in weight. Am
a well man and Prickly Ash Bitters saved
my life. I am under lifelong obligations to
this medicine, and will never cease to rec
Ir the tail of a comet Is making the heat it
Is a pity that science can t find some way to
doc .(.'---Philadelphia Kecord.
Is prolific fri tortdres, Ito dyrpffpsla, a
!... . U Ctnmah tilt.
ters is adapted, furnishes a quiver fU of
them. Nausea, heartburn, biliousness.
many more manifestations cuaraeterwe this
Eroiean maiauy. cmcb una an rtuii'cn"
y the Bitters, which also eradicates rheum
atism, Kidney trouble ami maiana.
Aw old squaw counting her wampum was
probably the original Indian summer.
The fjidlre Delicti ted.
The pleasant effect and the perfect safety
frith which ladies may use the liqnid fruit
laxative, SvftJpof Figs, under all conditions
make it their favorite remedy. Jt is pleas
ing to the eve and to the taste, gentle, yet
effectual in acting on the kidneys, liver and
44 Tis butt a man,"s the belligerent goat
remarked wben be paw the lonely traveler
draw nearer. Baltimore American.
TTHKif the fair ekfu Is disfigured with
r!v eruptions, when boils, carbuncles and
sores make life miserable, when the whole
system feels weak and feeble, and mere ex
istence is fMtinful, do not hesitate but com
mence nt once a use of Dr. John Bull's Sar
saparilla. It will driveoutall blt4 impur
ity and moke you well and strong.
I want some apples. "We're just out of
apples, ma'am.' "Then I'll have oranges."
ve're out of them, too." "Is there any
thing' y ain't out of?" "Yen, ma'am
Debt." Harper's Bazar.
Have no equal as a prompt and positive
cure fop sick headache, biliousness, consti-
Intfon, pain in the side, ami nil liver troub
es. Carter's Little Liver Pills. Try them.
How the world changes ! No one wanted
to get Into storks during puritanical times.
Don't ne?p-t a Cough. Take some Hale's
Honey of Horehoimd and Tnr instttntrr.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute.
The bier cost romhs in the world an th
catacombs, and they contain the most teeth.
N. Y. Journal.
Do sot pnrge nor weaken the ln wel.-i, hut
act specially on theliverand bil. A perfect
liver correcier. a iter's kiltie Liver nils.
A man has attained a ripe old age when
he logins to fall off. N. O. Picayune.
Poor little child! She dont look well.
She don't eat well. Pnia, she needs a box
of Dr. Bull's Worm Destroyers.
The girl of the period the lady compos
itor. Boston Transcript.
Delar Is rt&nremcs In sfek-
new; It Is peciUj haurdous
in aucMH inc moon, cor
ruption breed" corruption: stt'l
mililcawn.lf il rgler4d. develop
lii to incurable cnronle di.
is asre. sptwnr ana
sura cure for all
ed 8rronila, Skia Eruptions
and tiaa cured UuxuanfU of
cow or Cancer.
it is a powerful tonic for dell
rate penonn. jet 1 fcnrnilejs
and 1napablo of Injuring tbe
most eaaltJTe system.
A treatise on Blond sad Skin
Dlneaaes mailed nu on appli
cation. Srnggiits Sail It
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga
Of Roxbury, Mass., says;
Kennedy's Medical Discovery!
cures Horrid Old Sores, Deep '
Seated Ulcers of 40 years
standing. Inward Tumors, and
every disease of the skin, ex
cept Thunder Humor, and
Cancer that has taken root
Price, 11.5a Sold by every
Druggist in the U. S. and
Bt thnrrmeh kpnwlM,& of thm mttarnl lw
which gn'ern the operation ft riieemnn and on
I run in. ami bj a rnrvfol application of tbt fine
properties of welhlectrd Cocoa. Mr. W.pp h
provided onr brrak Last labia with m 4eUmtj
flaf-nrm". bf Tertf wntch ma -ae as man braj
ditrtora' bill-. It ! tif the Jtidiciou Ui of arh
articles of dttthatatmnnitntion may be srBdual.
It built np nnttl 4tmn onoiiph tn rfitTcr tcn
denrr to dinae. Ilnndrvds of nahtlt malaiiimare
ftoattne around np r.iT m attack wherever mere
te a weak point. We ma escape many s fatal haft
by keeping nnrnelTea well tort (tied wtth pare hlttod
nd a pruperly ooombed irama." Civil Heme
Made Iropiy wth tmlllnff water or wiltk. ftold
onlv tn haCT-ponnd tins, br rorera. label. e-t ihua:
JAMES EPPS A CO., Homttopalhie Chemists,
trSrv YVnmpn M'H'ons them use Pyle's Pearl
vliy VV OITlcn ineOT easy washing and cleaning
instead of Soap. It's natural they should be the first to
know the new ideas. If Pear line is good for them,
it's of far more value to - . ttt
whose work is harder- OUfltiy Women
I'earline ts never
thing in place ol Pearline. do the hn.iest thinp
RELIEVES all Stomach Slstreaa.
REMOVES Kanara. Sens, of FnUoaaa,
REVIVES Faiuso ENERGY.
RESTORES Normal Clrralatioo. end
Wasxu to Tos Tin.
H. "MTM !?! ec H lsi t
all the troubles and ailments that
fnata woman's life a burden to her.
She's relieved, cured, and restored,
with Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion. Periodical pains, weak back,
bearing-down sensations, nervou
prostration, all "female complaints,"
are cured by it It improves di
gestion, enriches the blood, dispels
aches and pains, brings refreshing
sleep, and restores health aao.
It's 3 powerful general, as well as"
uterine, tonic and nervine, imparting
vigor and strength to the entire sys
tem. Contains no alcohol to inebri
ate; no syrup or sugar to derange
digestion ; a legitimate mediciitt
not a beverage.
If you're a tired, nervous, or suf
fering woman, then the "Favorite
Prescription " is the only medicine
that's guaranteed, in every case. to
bring you help. If it doesn't give
yon satisfaction, you have your
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 SHOE CENMEH
THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOB THE BQNETr1
OENTLEMRM ami LADIES, mre voerM'
lara br wearing W. L. Doaglas Shoes. Thr-f
meet the wants of all etaaseti. and are tbe moat
economical foot-wear erer offered for the money.
Beware of dealers who offer otber makes, as be
In jut aa rood, and be rare tow bar W. L.
Douela toe, with name and price rtamped oo
bottom. W. I. loaglaa, Brockton, Mm.
rV-TAKK NO HITBHTITl'TE. -
Insist oa local advertised dealers (applying 70m
K torn, wilier lain, llmi nnwtnff 1
mA tislit II hen thuOTt fir anrwhera f I
whrrMlwreisa tarn, and M. If ttiswiiirrtliil.
Tlieracrepwdslntilp market thai very nic I
bat will leak at errrr peaaL We warrant I
Tower', IMPROVED Plsb Bra.n.
SlicKcr to be water tiaht at errry aeam
tzeryttherm also new n arrf r met. art.
authorize nur deelrra to make fuod axij SUckar
that faita jn either point.
Watek O.t tnr the 8ofl WocU Ctltmr
and Fit Hrnn.l Tradm Mark.
A. J. TOWER, Af- Bestoo, 4m.
9eare of Imtstiona.
Henri fnr Inventor-. Illltile or How tollhtatn a Patent.
Head for DiarM ot I'KNMON aa. HM'STY LAW.,
f ATHICX 0 TAKREIX. - W15HIH0T0K, S. a
arXAXx rata rxrra iw7 taa.
U I V rnCD cubed toTwTi cureoT
IjA I I LI LII We want the Dame and ad
dress ol every sufferer In lb.
&1CTUU1 V. S. and Canada. Address,
AolnMA r. imui Bi.eai, fctM.L
HICH SCHOOL TELECRAPHY
004 OLIVE STREET.
Tbarmah hietraelioa. Position eeenred1 far B.p4ls
.hea nnalilled. A. rHEai'UTT. PrhM-ipel.
to maiTsrgrA orrtra. n. Boffalo. Jt. T.
araaax this ranaewr aa fea was.
some aiucrupulous grocers will tell ynn. " this
"the same as rearline. irSFALSr.
peddVr!. and if vour irrncer sends von some.
undUhatk. B JAMES FY LE, New York.
II Send a
Send at once for onr Cataksrae. smtestl
monuls. C. N . Newcomb. Davenport, loam
in eirlriK. Lawsfra.
A. . irroniH i miik, whmim, .e.
CtwilTM and people
who baT wak laBcaor Aatfe
ma, aboard km Ptao'aCarw for
Cooaoinptton. It lu watered
ihwwwMd. It baa not Injur
ed one. It If rot bad to ttvka.
It ta tb baat cough irnp.
TON SCALES f OF
V Beam Box Tan Bern & N. Y. .
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