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“MY OWN SELF AGAIN.”
Mrs. Gates Writes to Mrs. Pinkham, Follows Her Advice and is Made Well. “ Dear Mrs. Pinkham For nearly two and one-half years I have been in feeble health. Afler my little child came Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— I have taken Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound as advised and now send you a letter for publication. For several years I was in such wretched health that life was almost a burden. I could hardly walk across the floor, was so feeble. Several of our best physicians attended me, but failed to help. I concluded to write to you for advice. In a few days I received such a kind, motherly letter. I followed you r instructions and am my ‘old self’ again. Was greatly benefited before I had used one bottle. May God bless you for what you are doing for suffer ing women.” Mrs. Clara Gates, Johns P. 0., Miss., Oct. 6, 1899. The Gentle Cow. The pioneer settlers of Tulare county were cattle growers, attracted hither in the early days of California by the abundance of wild feed found grow ing within its boundaries, and the numerous streams coursing through the valley. It was only in 1873 that farmers commenced settling up the county, as previous to that time cattle men were lords of the country, and the pioneer farmers, who proposed cultivating the lands to grain, had a battle royal to hold their footing against cattle barons. Up to the latter years nearly all of Tulare county lands were owned by the United States government, and cattle growers paid no rental for them, and it was very natural they should use every means in their power to prevent settlers pur chasing the lands from the govern ment, or in other words homesteading the land, and the contest between cattle men and farmers waged fast and furious until the Legislature passed what is known or termed a “no-fence law,” which forced the owners to care for their herds and prevent them from trespassing on the possessions of locators. At the time of this contest* cattle growers loudly predicted that in case the “no-fence” act become a law they would be driven from the country and that within a few years the settlers would-have to abandon this region, as the soil was unsuitable to grain grow ing. True, grain-growing has not proven an exceptionally profitable business, but neither has cattle-growing been abandoned as predicted. The land was too well adapted to that indus try, and today metropolitan cities on this Coast look to Tulare county to supply them with choice beef cattle. The soil that produced such an abundance of wild grass is today pro ducing, where under a system of ir rigating canals, from eight to twelve tons annually per acre of choice al falfa, one of the most nutritious of grasses not only for fattening cattle, but to stimulate milk production. There is no one industry in Tulare county that has proven more profit able than cattle growing, and even the old-time cattle growers have stayed with the country and grown rich in the business. —[Register. DYSPEPSIA “For six years I was a victim ol dys pepsia in its worst form. I could eat nothing but milk toast, and at times my stomach would not retain and digest even that Last March I began taking CASCAKETS and since then 1 have steadily improved, until 1 am as well as I ever was in my life.” David H. Moiiph y, Newark. O. 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STEVENS & CO., Estab.,lßo4. 817 I4th St., Washington, D. C. Branch Offices: Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit Ts^™*cijßf S WHERt ALL ELSE FAILS- |L| KSI Best Cough Syrup. Tan tea Good Use gj K tmre tWdhy^Dvggists. - *** HAD THING TO SAY ABOUT A BOY Harlem Man’s Young Hopeful Resents a Negative Compliment. Two Harlem men were coming down town the other morning in a surface par, one of whom has a State reputa tion for his plainness of person. He tails it an absence of personal pulchri tude, but that is merely an euphemistic distinction without a difference. Part pf the way with them came the 10-yoar pld son of the other one, who left tho car at a cross street. “That's a bright boy,” said the fond father looking after him as the young ster hopped out of the way of the next par. “Yes,” said the homely man, ‘Tve got jjne myself. “They’re a groat blessing, aren’t they?” “That depends,” admitted the home ly father, as if in doubt. “I don’t understand,” said the other in a more or less horrified tone. “Well, a bright boy,” explained the homely man, “is all right up to a cer tain limit, but you don’t want him to be too dazzlingly brilliant. That’s the kind I think mine Is. I’m afraid he'll strike a sort of meteoric career when he grows up and laud iu the legislature or the penitentiary, or some place like those. Last week a friend of mine met him on the street with his mother. It was an old friend of mine* who had known us before we were married. ‘My, my,’ he said, patting the boy on the head; ‘how very much you look like your father.’ And instead of thanking him and being pleased, what do you suppose my brilliant offspring said? Why, he gave a short grunt of disap proval and responded, ‘Well, I think that’s a hard thing to say about a boy that never done anything to you.’ ” “Didn’t his mother reprove him?” in quired the other one sympathetically. “No; she only laughed. I’m begin ning to lose confidence In the mothers of the rising generation, too,” and the sensitive father bowed beneath his bur den of homeliness.—New York Sun. LITTLE CRABS IN OYSTERS. Rare Delicacies and in Great Demand- - —Useful to the Oyster. “The demand for that little Southern delicacy, the oyster crab, is always larger than tho supply, and I have all I can do to obtain the fifty or sixty gal lons which are daily required for fla voring stews and making omelets in the leading hotels, restaurants and clubs of this city,” said a wholesale fish dealer In Ne\v*York to a Washington Star writer. “Our northern oysters do not contain the little dainties, so I am obliged to buy them from the oyster shuekers along the York, Rappahan nock and other southern rivers. The Chesapeake Bay shore oystermen send us some also. “The little crab found in the oyster is not, as commonly supposed by two thirds of the oyster-eating community, the young of the blue crab, but is a dis tinct species. It is a messmate of and caterer to the wants of the oyster, be ing, therefore, a benefit instead of a detriment to the latter. In return for the oyster's kindness in protecting it pgainst its enemies, the little crab catches and crushes food which In its entire state could not be taken by the oyster. A singular tiling in connection with them is that all found iuside of the oyster are females. The male of the same variety has a hard shell. “When I first came to this city I was a very green country boy. I had heard a good deal about Fulton market oys ters, so I went there and oidered & stew. I had eaten about half of It, when I was disgusted to find what I then called a little red bug iu it. I kicked up a fuss, and they had an awful time conciliating me. It took me some years to realize that I was in error in calling the titbit a bug. ’ Steeple Climbing. Vienna has been astonished lately by some daring steeple climbing. A steeple jack celebrated the beginning of the festivities for Emperor Francis Joseph’s jubilee by climbing iu the night to the top of one of the steeples of the Votive Church, 306 feet from the ground, by means of the lightning rods and archi tectural ornaments, and hanging on it a yellow and black banner twenty feet long. He gave a minute description of the manner in which he accomplished his foolhardy feat to the newspapers. A few nights later some one else imi tated him by climbing the steeple and stealing the flag. Flash of Inspiration. A young Frenchman who lmd been in this country but a few months chanc ed one day to step unexpectedly upon a parlor match of an unusually explosive character, the result being a loud de tonation like the crack of a pistol. “Ah!” he exclaimed, with a knowing smile and a shrug of his shoulders, after he had recovered from the shock of surprise, “zat ees what you call ze ‘whole shootiug match’—ees eet not so?” Dromedary’* Hump. The hump on the back of the drome dary is an accumulation of a peculiar species of fat. which Is a store of nour ishment beneficiently provided against [he day of want, to which the animal is often exposed. The dromedary or camel can exist for a long period upon this hump without auy other food. Trick of the Match Trust. It is said that the match trust Is add ing enormous sums to Us profits each year by a very simple expedient. The wood of which the matches are made is cut across the grain or with the grain at such an angle that It will spilt al most lengthwise on the slightest provo cation. ___ Half the men who demand a receipt, when they pay a bill, carry It around in their pockets until it Is worn out and then throw it away. THE ALUM BAKING POWDERS Names of Some of the Principal Brands Sold in this Vicinity. The recent discussion in the papers of the effect upon the human system of food made with alum baking powers and the opinions that have been pub lished from noted scientists to the ef fect that such powders render the food unwholesome, have caused numerous inquiries for the names of the various alum powders. The following list of baking pow ders containing alum is made up from the reports of the State Chemists Food Commissioners or other relaible au thority: Baking Powders Containing Alum. K. C Contains Alum. Jaques Mfg. Co.. Chicago. CALUMET Contains Alum. Calumet Baking Powder Co., Chicago. HOME Contains Alum. Home Baking Powder Co., San Francisco. BEE-HIVE Contains Alum. Washing on Mfg. Co., San Francisco. CLOVER LEAF Contains Alum. Pacific Mfg. Co., Los Angeles. In addition to these, it In learned that many grocers are selling what they call their own private or special brands. These powders are put up for the gro cer and his name put upon the labels by manufacturers of alum powders. The manufacturers, it is said, find their efforts to market their goods in this way greatly aided by the ambition of the grocer to sell a powder with his own name upon the label, especially when the grocer can make an abnormal profit upon it. Many grocres, doubt less do not know that the powders they are thus pushing are alum powders which would be actually contraband in many sections if sold without disguise. It is quite impossible to give the names of all the alum baking powders in the market. They are constantly appear ing in all sorts of disguises, under all kinds of cognomens, and at all kinds of prices, even as low as five and ten cents a pound. They can be avoided, however, by the housekeeper who will bear in mind that all baking powders sold at twenty-five cents or less per pound are liable to contain alum, as pure cream of tartar baking powders cannot be produced at anything like this price. San Jose Scale. S. I. Ktlwana, an assistant in the department of entomology, will leave for Japan tomorrow on a mission, which may have significant results for the fruit growers and farmers of the country. He goes to make a special study of the world-famous San Jose scale in the isands of Japan, and hopes to gather data and specimens which will enable him to come to a clearer understanding of the habits and work of this pest than has yet been reached by any entomologist. Being a native of Japan and thoroughly familiar with the Japanese people and language, he is deemed especially fitted to make the investigation he has before him. He will return to the University about September 1. The significant feature of the San Jose scale in Japan is explained by the belief held by some entomologists, that this insect may likely be a native of that coutry. That it exists and thrives there as well known, but it is equally well known that it does little damage —[Call, May 21. Infested Stock. The Horticultural Commission has been considerably stirred up this week over the shipment of some nursery stock from a Cucamonga nursery that was infested with red scale. Contrary to regulations, the trees were shipped to Los Angeles without having been inspected by the representatives of the commission, and went without the usual certificate. The result was trouble, when the trees got over into Los Angeles county and were discovered to be infested with red scale. The commission has been investi gating the matter and finds that the scale reached the nursery stock through some shade trees that sustain a growth of mistletoe, and here was located the source of the trouble. Whether the mistletoe is particultarly the breeding place for red scale the commissioners have not made up their minds, but they do know that the source of the present rumpus, which almost caused a quarantine against San Bernardino stock 'by the Los Angeles authorities was the mistletoe. —[San Bernardino Sun, May 20. SHAKE INTO YOUR SHOES. Allen’s Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet. It cures painful, swoolen, smarting ner vous feet and instantly takes the sting out of corns and bunions. It’s the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen’s Foot- Ease makes tight or new shoes feel easy. It is a certain cure for Ingrowing Nails, sweating callous and hot, tired, aching feet. We have over 30,000 testimonials. Try it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe stores. By mail for 25c. in stamps. Trial package FREE. Address Allen S. Olm sted, Le Roy, N. Y. Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup the best remedy to use for their children during the teething period. Piso’s Cure for Consumption is an infallible medicine for coughs and colds. —N. W. Samuel, Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 17, 1900. The Oakland Enquirer complains that fan tan and stud-horse poker games are running In Oakland curio stores, without police interference. There is more Catarrh In this section of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last few years was supposed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pro nounced it a local disease, and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Science has proven catarrh to be a constitu tianal disease, and therefore requires constitu tional treatment. Hall’s C itarrli Cure, manu factured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the market. It is taken internally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and murous surfaces of the system. They offer one hunlred dollars for any case it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O Sold by Druggists. 75c. Hall’s Family Fills are the best. P. N.U.—No. 146 No. 23 BEE-HIVE.. CLOVER LEAF Better Blood Better Health If you don’t feel well today you can be made to feel better by making your blood better. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Is the great pure blood maker. That is how it cures that tired feeling, pimples, sores, salt rheum scrofula and catarrh. Get a bottle of this great medicine and begin taking it at once and see how quickly it will bring your blood up to the Good Health point. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Blood Medicine. Cauldn’t Keep Him Oat. “The brightest reporter I ever knew,” said a newspaper man, “was Billy Gaylor, who died at Hot Springs in 189 C. He was a most persistent fel low after an item, and that reminds me of a little story, about the last incident of his career. He had been assigned by a certain Chicago daily to interview an eminent bishop about a schism in the church. Tim bishop didn’t want to talk and wouldn't see him, but Gay lor bribed a servant to let him into the hall »nd waylaid the dignitary as he was coming through. He was ordered out for his pains, but next day he pene trated the house again on some pretext or other and was again fired. “He repeated the exploit three or four times with similar results, and at last the bishop coming home late at night, found Billy sitting in his study reading the Bible. Nobody could ex plain how he got in, but the prelate wilted and told him what he wanted to know on condition that he would go away and stay away. “Shortly after poor Gaylor got gal loping consumption and died, and, hap pening to meet the bishop at a church conference, I told him that the young man who had once so molested him would never do it again. ‘Let us hope that he is in heaven,’ said a clergyman standing by. “The bishop’s eyes twinkled. lie loved a joke. ‘No doubt he is, ’he re plied gently. ‘I don’t think tuey could keep him out.’ ” —Exchange. A Painful Discovery. “It was about the witching hour,” said the suburbanite. “I had left the station some distance behind me and was on my way up the road toward home. I had got comfortably cool by that time, and the charming influence of the starlit night possessed me and made me feel at peace with all the world. Nor did the fact that I and my new suit had made a hit with the friends I had been visiting detract from the fullness of my self satisfaction. “All went well until I came to a street crossing my road. At the corner was a street lamp, which from some cause was not lit, and from this lamp fluttered what seemed to he a handker chief. Yon know lam a little bit near sighted. “I reached over to take it, but it was touched by the wind and waved just beyond my grasp. I reached over far ther, leaning full against the lamp post. This time I was successful, and I found that the supposed handkerchief was a piece of paper on which was written in bold and dashing letters the legend ‘Fresh Paint.’ ” —Philadelphia Inquirer. Jack Redeemed Himself. A mother, indignant to find her lit tie son very low in his class at school, exclaimed wrathfully: “I am out of all patience with you, Jackl I should just like to know why George Jones is always at the head of his class, while you are always at the foot I” Jack hesitated for a moment, and then, looking his mother squarely in the face, he said innocently: “You forget that Jones has very clever parental”—Tit-Bits. The Way One. “So you refuse to give me the mon ey?” said the prodigal son. “Not another ccut do you get,” re plied the stern parent. “Then here goes,” said the youth as he seized a silver mounted pistol from his father’s desk. “Unhappy boy!” cried the old man, “would you take your life?” “No,” replied the son, “I’m going U* loan this to ruv ‘uncl«.’’’ sot P<* er THE BEST PRESCRIPTION IS Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic. The formula is plainly printed on every bottle—hence you. know just what you are taking when you take Grove s. Imitators, do not advertise their formula knowing that you would not buy their medicine if you knew what it contained. Grove’s contains Iron and Quinine put up in correct proportions and is in a Tasteless form. The Iron acts as a tonic while the Quinine drives the malaria out of the system. Any reliable druggist will tell you that Grove’s is the Original and that all other so-called Tasteless Chill Tonics are imitations. An analysis of other chill tonics shows that Grove’s is superior to all others in every respect. You are not experimenting when you take Grove’s—its superiority and excellence having long been established. Grove s is the only Chill Cure sold throughout the entire malarial sections ot the United States, No Cure, No Pay. Pnce. 50c. Treating Insomnia. So many people suffer from Insomnia nowadays that it is a wonder they do not adopt the time honored custom of French kings and Indeed of our an cestors generally, the ‘‘en cas” by the bedside, the meal of fruit or bread and cold chicken, put ready in case of wakefulness. Many a merry little meal might be eaten in the middle of the night, when thoughts crowd on the mind and care sits heavy. It is the wakeful digestion that claims its due and' clamors to be fed. Our forefa thers were wise, and many a hunter after old furniture knows the quaint little cupboard with a grated door which served for the night meal and la now sometimes labeled a cheese cup board. A bedside book is of no use when the pangs of hunger make for mastery, but with a book and a “snack” one can contrive to pass some pleasant hours, even when sleep does not touch one’s eyelids and the sweet boon of unconsciousness evades one’s grasp.—New York Times. Coart and Witness Agree. An amusing incident occurred in one it the common pleas courts the other lay. The lawyer for the defense was making a very lengthy cross examina tion of an old lady when he was inter rupted by the judge with the remark, “I think you have exhausted this wit ness.” “Yes, judge,” she exclaimed, “I do feel very much exhausted.”—Philadel phia Call. The Wheelman’s View. Mrs. Sprocket—George, what in the world happened to the pipe organ In church this morning while you were singing that solo? Mr. Sprocket (who always talks bi cycle)—Why,- the organist was coasting on easy grade with her feet off the pedals when she ran into some sharp notes, and the old thing punctured.— Ohio State Journal. A Dog Story. Animals bare sentiment, and they do reason. Lord Sandwich had two intel ligent, companionable little white dogs. He was fond of both. They were much attached to him and devoted to each other. One white pet fell sick, aud he watched over the little creature. But no care sufficed to save it. and it died. The loving master said that he himself would bury the dog, and he did so. The living Pomeranian stood by, griev ing as sincerely as the bereaved mas ter. But the survivor could never again endure Lord Sandwich, shunned him and was utterly irreconcilable for all time. He thought that the master had killed and buried his canine com rade.—London News. Truly Appreciative. “Do you appreciate poetry?” asked the serious young woman. “Yes, indeed,” answered Mr. Cum rox. “There’s one piece of poetry that has done me a world of good. Old as I am, there are times when I couldn’t tell how to figure without saying ‘Thir ty days hath September, April, June and November.’ ’’—Washington Star. Electricity in Capsules. Is made from cheap chemicals, and when added to a certain quantity of water will furnish electricity enough to loght a house or drive an autom obile. But this is nothing compared to the strengthening power contained in a bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters. It cures indigestion, dyspep •sia, biliousness, liver and kidney troubles. Ten dray loads of garbage from the Chinese quarters of the city, the product of a general clean-up, were burned at Stockton. Pure Blood, Beatiful Complexion. Go hand in han 1, one impossible without the other, and the best, quickest, easiest blood purifier is Cascarets Gandy Cathartic. All drug gists, 1025 c, 50c, San Francisco will endeavor to cor rect her present deficit by collections from the delinquent tax roll for 1896 1897, *IB9B and 1899. Chronic Dyspeptics subject to dis tressing attacks of indigestion and stomach disorders will find immediate relief and eventual cure in Adams’ Sar saparilla Pills. 10c, 25c, druggists. One of the attractions of the Stockton street fair is to be a mock battle, il lustrating the charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan. DR. HARTMAN’S ADVICE Is Sought by Female Suff erers From Ocean to Ocean. HMrs. F.W. Goulder, 13- five or six cat arr h a 1 difficult i e s and was gro curing that, IP - the Peruna - ' - /rx | has greatly r °ved m Y general fT s ®* health.” “Every bottle of Peruna si worth its weight in gold; especially to me, for I owe my good health to Peruna.” All over the country there are women who have been invalids for many years, suffering with female derange ments which the family doctor cannot cure. What a boon to such women is Dr. Hartman’s free advice! So famous haa his skill made him that hardly a ham let or town in the country but knows his name. He cures tens of thousands, and he offers to every woman who will write him for symptoms and a history of her trouble, free advice and treat ment- The medicines he prescribes can be obtained at any drug store, and the cost is within the reach of any woman. He describes minutely and carefully just what she shall do and get to make a healthy, robust woman of her self. The doctor has written a book espe cially for this class of women, entitled ‘‘Health and Beauty.” This book con tains many facts of interest to women, and will be sent free to any address by Dr. Hartman, Columbus, O. NEEDS Something to take away the severe backaches and eliminate the terrible headaches. Moore’s Revealed Remedy will do it and there is a pleasure in the taking. SI.OO per bottle at the druggists. kre you looking ‘or trouble— * No? Then you had bet ter get ready to irrigate your land right now. You’ve lost several crops by not doing it —do you want to lose another? Our pumping plants are fully guaranteed. Send full particulars, Hercules Qas Engine Works 141-143 FIRST STREET San Francisco 1 The farmers of Butte county are having great difficulty in securing field laborers, and some large crops are in danger of spoiling, in consequence. The Seventh Day Adventists through out the State will hold their annual camp meeting at San Jose beginning June 6 and continuing ten days.