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Vermont Cad to liar Clrensea.
Not until twenty years ago were cir
cuses allowed to exhibit in Vermont,
but the circuses used to skirt three
sides of the state closely, and it was
most gratifying to the proprietors to
cee the way In which the men, women
and children of the Green mountains
used to troop acrcss the border into
New York, Massachusetts and New
Hampshire to enjoy the feats forbid
den them at home.
Two billion passengers and 930.000,
000 tons of goods are carried in a year
on the warld's railways.
Don't forget fish will no, keep un
less it is cleaned.
Are Ton Cslr Allan's Foot Ease?
It is the only cure for Swollen,
Smarting. Burning. Sweating Feet.
Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's
Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into
the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe
Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad
dress, Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y.
Don't forget to add salt water when
you want to boil anything.
IF YOU USE BALL BLCE.
Get Red Cross Ball Blue, the best Ball Blue.
Large 2 oz. package only 5 cents.
Overwork kills fewer men than ex
Hall's Catarrh Care
Is taken internally. Price, 75c
The man who hates another has an
ingrowing grudge against himself.
Piso's Cure is the best medicine we ever used
for all affections of the throat and lunpa. Was.
O. EM'SLlT, Vacburen, Ind., Feb. 10. 1900.
Fundy bay, in Novia Scotia has a
tide of CS feet.
Ktbratka BailowiiDd Shorthand College,
Ilojd Building. Omaha, Neb.
$3,000 expended last j-ear in type
writers. $2,500 in actual business and
banking furniture. It is the most
thoroughly equipped institution in the
west. Send for catalogue. A. C. Ong.
A. M., LL. B., Prest.
The world owes every man a living
end every woman a loviug.
GREATLY BEUICED KATES
' W A HASH II. R.
$13.00 Buffalo and return $13.00.
$31.00 New York and return $31.00
The Wabash from Chicago will sell
tickets at the above rates daily. Aside
from those rates, the Wabash run
through trains over Us own rails from
Kansas ity, Pt. Louis and Chicago and
offer many special rates during the
pummer months, allowing stopovers at
Niagara Falls and Buffalo.
Ask your nearest Ticket Agent or ad
dress Horry K. Moore?. 5eneral Agent,
Pass. Dept.. Omaha, Neb., or C. S.
Crane, G. 1. & T. A.. St. Louis. Mo.
If modesty was the fool-killer most
women would die of old age.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE
STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
Money to the wise and good is the
best of all servants.
BEYOND THE HEAT BELT.
Bloantaln Breeze! and Mountain Sports
Available for Those Who Would
Escape tie Sizzling Beat.
Out beyond the plains of Kansas,
where the snow capped peaks raise
their heads in Cnlnrnrln Is th Miroi
for sweltering residents of the Hot
Belt. There has not been such a sea
son of torridity for more than a third
.of a century, and it is beginning to
veil upon the powers of the people.
Their minds are less active, and their
bodies are tired, and their systems de
bilitated. The best remedy is closa ac
quaintance with nature, fair, and
robed in cool greens, and swept by in
vigorating breezes and fortunately
the opportunities are at hand and may
be taken advantage of by everybody.
The Missouri Pacific Railway with its
tystem resembling a net work of lines
in the great southwest, runs fine trains
of palatial cars by a direct and agree
able route to Pueblo, and there con
nections are made with America's
most popular scenic route, the Denver
and Itio Grande Railway, in whose
cars the pal lie are carried into the
very heart of the great mountain
range, through canyons of dizzy depth
and along the busy sparkling waters
which came from Snowland and
brought its coolness with them. There
are very many delightful places in the
Rockies and plenty of sport for the
hunter and fisher. He displays excel
lent judgment who steals some time
from his business and uses it in the
pursuit of a favorite sport and for the
benefit of his health. The Rio Grande
Western is a natural connection .of
these two systems already mentioned,
carrying their passengers still further
toward the western outposts, into still
ivore remote sporting country, and
where forest and canyon wear their
natural beauty the longer, and so, to
fcre Desert City by the Great Salt Lake.
There is no more delightful short tour
and It can be accomplished with com
paratively small expense. Sizzling
over a desk in the heat of summer is
unprofitable and unremunerative self
sacrifice and should not be endured
when coolness and health are so near
at band. These railway systems make
travel a pleasure, and nature, ever
kind, is the great restorer. If you
have not yet decided to taice a summer
trip, decide now to do so. and get out
of the heat into the coolness of Colo
rado and Utah.
The New York Times tells a story
about a distinguished gentleman of
that city who came home from a pub
lic dinner the other night and woke
ur bis wife by exclaiming: "Got boo'
lul bouquet for you. darling: right off
the gov'nor's table boo'ful, boo'ful
flowers." "Well, put them in some
water on the table and get to bed,
dear," said his sleepy wife. Next
morning, when his wife examined her
husbands "boo'ful" floral offering she
was shocked by the discovery that it
was a big bunch of artificial flowers,
been rudely snatched from some girl's
Wfddlac Garment for Hire.
There are three or four shops In
Philadelphia where costumes for wed
dings and funerals may be hired at a
reasonable rate. The renting of mas
querade costumes and of men's even
ing clothes is a business as old almost
as pawn brokering, but this renting
of wedding and funeral ciotbes is said
to be something new.
A LIFE OF HARD SACRIFICE,
Louisiana's Melancholy Leper Colony on the Bcni:. cf
There is a place behind the levee
on the east bank of the Mississippi
eighty miles above New Orleans that
the river boats pass in the early morn
ing long before the passengers leave
their berths, so it is not pointed out
as one of the sights of the river. Per
haps it would not be pointed out. any
way, as it could hardly be expected to
enhance the attractiveness of the
route. The lazy plantation negro,
passing it on the river road, "gets a
gait on" his mule, because of a super
stitious dread, and to those even, who
fear only the material, the eerie at
mosphere brings a shudder. The char
acter of the place is little known, ex
cept to the Creoles of Iberville, the
parish Id which it lies, and to the
steamboatmen who bring supplies to it.
An uninformed person would suppose
it was only one of the several deserted
plantations to be seen along the Mis
sissippi, relics of Louisiana's " 'fo de
wah" glory, though a larger and grand
er ruin than the others. Such it wa3
until 1S94. when put to its present use.
It is now a leper colony, the only in
stitution of its kind in the United
The identity of those confined at the
Institution is maintained a profound
secret and few outsiders are allowed to
enter the place. A permit, by no
means easy to obtain, must be pre
sented before a visitor is admitted.
The most tragic cases at the institution
are two young girls, both of them
beautiful, cultured and members of
prominent Louisiana families. Not a
mark has yet appeared upon the face
of either but they wear gloves, al
ways. When the writer visited the
inclcsure these girls were sitting in
the garden reading to several children
and old men. A sister introduced the
writer to the girls without mentioning
their names. Both talked cheerfully
FRONT VIEW OF A
and without reference to their terrible
fate. Their cases are, of course, hope
less, all leprosy cases are.
Life in the settlement is by no means
as terrible for the most of the lepers
as one might suppose. Many of them
are perfectly able to do a good day's
work, but no labor is required of them.
What work they do is done of their
own free will. Many of them take a
great pride in their gardens. For
recreation the liveliest of them play
croquet and even lawn tennis; while
those who are partly incapacitated
carve wooden ornaments and crochet.
They have all sorts of indoor games,
and friends keep them supplied with
reading matter. Complaining, petu
lance or rebellion against their fate
HOW A HORSE STEALS
HIS COMRADE'S OATS.
There is a clever postoffice horse in
Brooklyn which for some time past has
been getting double rations, and will
probably continue to do so until the
postoffice men discover his trick. From
the substation at the corner of Ninth
6treet and Fifth avenue are sent out
a number of mail collecting carts
through the surrounding district. When
the horses drawing these carts come
in they are driven up in front of the
station to stand until it is time for
another collection. While thus stand
ing they are fed. On the curb in front
of each horse is placed a bag of oats.
None of the horses are tied, for stand
ing is a part of their business.
This is when the horse with a doti
ble appetite has his opportunity to per
form a skillful maneuver at each meal.
He waits until all the rations are dis
tributed, then, paying no attention to
his own allotment, he begins slowly to
back. Slowly but surely he backs into
the horse below him. which in turn
pushes back further .Ld further until
HI 111 ! iff
j errs pp "I
is almost unknown among th?s unfor
tunates. They await the inevitable end
with a quiet and touching patience,
treating each other with unfailing
sweetness and tenderness. They are
a devoutly religious body. Marriage, of
course, is not permitted among them.
The children of the settlement were
all legally assigned there with one or
the other of their parents. Though
leprosy is mere prevalent among the
negroes than among the whites, there
are but seven negro inmates of the
colony. There has been but one es
cape from the inclosure; that of a lad
who scaled the fence and got Bafely
away. About a month after he had
gone the sisters received a letter
thanking them for all their kindness
and informing them he was on his
way to the Sandwich islands, where
there was more scope for those of his
Product of Ireland.
Potatoes have ceased to be the prin
cipal root crop of Ireland, if they are
to be compared with turnips by weight
of yield last year, for example, only
about 1.S42.000 tons, against 4,426.000
tons of turnips. Nor was the potato
acreage, though twice as great as that
of the heavier root, nearly the largest
given to any crop. That of oats was
larger by 450,000 acres. The Irish prod
uct of oats was much greater than the
Scotch and Welsh put together, anl
amounted to 504.000.000 bushels,
against 73.500,000 bushels raised in
England. What has to be deplored
nowadays in Irish agriculture is not
dependence on a single crop, but a
general tendency to a shrinkage in
area of all areable land. In spite of an
Increase of 4G.O0O acres devoted to
mangel wurzel and beet, this shrink
age has been one of the 32 per cent
since 1855. The distinctively Irish crop
of flax has lost ground since 1870 to
the extent of nearly 75 per cent. Land
either becomes meadow, or more large
ly, goes out of cultivation. In these cir
cumstances it is gratifying to see that
a rally to flax last year was rewarded
by an exceptionally fine harvest. As
compared with the year before, the
area given to it was 35 per cent great
er, and the yield 42 per cent greater.
Much more than as much honey was
also produced as the average weight
for ten years back.
Scotland's Friend, the Salmon.
It has been said that more laws have
been passed for the protection of the
salmon tfcan for that of any other liv
ing creature save man himself, says a
in a few moments the clever horse in
front who started the backward proces
sion is standing in the place of his
neighbor in the rear with his head
at the animal's feedbag. Then he be
gins to eat ravenously, finishes his
neighbor's oats as soon as possible, and
steps nimbly back to his own place,
eats his own oats, and settles content
edly for a stand-up nap with a well
fed air of placid innocence.
But the horse at the end of the line
suffers. That is no affair of the clever
Inventor of the scheme, however.
The Composition of Ua Mantel.
The mantel used In the Welsbach
light is made of a combination or mix
ture of two rare earths, known as
thoria and ceria, and to produce the
proper effect they must be combined
in a definite proportion, says the Phil
adelphia Record. If combined in equal
quantities they give practically no
light, the mantel merely becoming red
hot. The effective combination is 99
per cent of thoria and one per cent
of ceria. Why this very slight addition
of ceria to the thoria should so enor
mously increase the light Is not yet
thoroughly understood. It has been
found that a mantel made wholly of
Dundee newspaper. But. then to
Scotland the salmon is worth a good
deal. The rental of the Tay alone runs
to over 20.000 a year. Imbed, the
amount paid to Scotland lairds for the
privilege of catching the salmon, and
his lesser kinsman, the trout, is believ
ed to be considerably over 100,000 a
year. And the benefit to Scotland doa3
not end here. Sportsmen must live.
They usually live well, and have to pay
NECKLACE OF NUGGETS
GIVEN TO A DUCHESS.
In commemoration ct her visit to
the West Australian court of the Glas
gow exhibition the Duchess of Fife Las
been presented with a necklace of vir
gin gold nuggets. The necklace,
which was presented by H. W. Venn,
president of the royal commission of
Western Australia for the Glasgow ex
hibition, is inclosed in a sandalwood
casket inlaid with Australian woods.
The nuggets are of flake gold and to
the necklace is added a pendant of
gold-veined crystal. The inscription
on the box runs: "Presented to H. R.
H. Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife,
on behalf of the government of West
ern Australia, by the West Australian
royal commission to the Glasgow In
ternational exhibition. 1901. as a
souvenir of the exhibition, and of the
visit of her royal highness to the West
Australian court on May 3, 1901."
LADDER WITH A PLATFORM
IS INVENTED FOR WOMEN.
That the ordinary stepladder is
neither safe nor convenient for women
can readily be seen, and for this rea
son a new ladder has been invented.
Its merit lies in the fact that it is
provided with a platform and a balus
trade, the platform opening automatic
ally as soon as the ladder is placed in
position, and a fall being rendered im
possible by the balustrade which sur
rounds the platform. Furthermore, this
ladder can be fitted with a large table
board on which can be placed kitchen
utensils or other articles necessary fcr
cleaning purposes. If windows have to
be washed or walls to be cleaned the
work can be done with perfect safety
In other respects the ladder is con
structed in the ordinary manner, and
it is so light that it can easily be trans
ported from place to place.
The nntton-Ifook Hat VanUhecl.
What has become of the button
hook? Once upon a time every other
man you met would have a button
hook on bis key-ring, and few careful
chaps would have one in some handy
place in his desk for emergencies. That
was because men were wearing button
shoes. But that day is past and the
button-hook has vanished, presumably
because button shoes are no longer
popular. Washington Star.
either earth will give only about one
eleventh as much light as one made of
the proportions just named.
LET HIS CROPS ROT IN
THE GROUND EVERY YEAR.
The Atlanta Constitution reports the
death of L. N. Calvary, a curious char
acter, near Fayetteville. N. C. Cal
vary was found dead of heart disease
in his home. His age was 70. He lived
alone. His body was found sitting in
a chair. He was the most eccentric
man in all North Carolina. He came
there thirteen years ago from New
burg, N. Y.. bought 100 acres, started
a vineyard, built a large house, which
he handsomely furnished. He worked
on his vineyard and truck farm
steadily, but never made a shipment.
Each year's harvest was allowed to
rot. He worked ten hours a day, tim
ing himself as if working for hire. He
recently returned from New York,
where he had his bank account. In
his house is much fine silverware. He
had $300 on his person when found.
He sold a twelve-acre vineyard on the
Hudson River for $12,000.
HQN0UIIS(x A HEEO.
GRAND OLD MAN OF THE FIRST
I'. 8. War Vessel to Be Cbrlstered In
Memory f Commodore Trozten Won
Maoy Victories Over the British in the
War of Independence,
The hof.or of christening a war ves
sel of the United States navy, which is
to perpetuate the fame of a revolution
ary hero, Commodore Thomas Trux
ton. belongs to the beautiful grand
daughter of the celebrated fighter, Isa
bel Truxton of Norfolk, Va. The craft,
a torpedo boat destroyer, was put
afloat a few days ago.
Commodore Truxton was born on
Long Island, February 17, 1755. He be
gan seafaring life when 12 years old
and soon after was impressed into the
English service. Obtaining his dis
charge, he entered the merchant ma
rine and quickly rose to command. In
1775 he had charge of a vessel in which
large quantities of powder were
brought to Philadelphia. In the latter
part of that year, his vessel was seized
and condemned under the restraining
act. Making his way to Philadelphia,
he was made a lieutenant on the Con
gress, the first private armed ship
fitted out by the colonies. In 1775 he
was given charge of the Independence,
with which he made a brilliant record,
and later he commanded the Mars, the
Commerce and other vessels which did
great service for the American cause,
he being uniformly successful in hi.s
many engagements with British ves
sels. Upon the organization of the U. S.
navy, June 4. 1798, he was named as
and was appointed with a squadron un
der his command to protect commerce
in the West Indies. He passed success
fully through several brilliant engage
ments, for one of which, the worsting
of a French (through the machinations
of a pro-British secret order the Unit
ed States had lately been drawn into a
war with France, which, when the
truth became known, was ended by
consent of both countries) frigate of
50 guns after a desperate fight. Con
gress voted him a gold medal and its
thanks. In 1802 he was appointed to
command the squadron fitting out for
the Tripolitan war, but through a mis
understanding was retired from the
service. Subsequently he resided on a
farm in New Jersey and later he re
moves to Philadelphia where he was
sheriff f the county in 1819-21. His
death occurred in Philadelphia May 5.
Tiie record made by Commodore
Truxton stands out prominently in the
early history of the country and his
memory has been handed down in the
navy as one of its most brilliant offi
cers. The Old I-ady and Her Fro.
There ?s the well-known medical
story of the old lady who imagined
that she had a frog in her stomach.
Her doctor, after vainly trying to per
suade her that it was only imagina
tion considered a little deception justi
fiable to prevent this idea becoming
fixed in her mind. Having administer
ed an emetic, he managed to adroitly
introduce a frog Into the basin, as if
it nad just arrived from the old lady's
stomach. The patient's Joy was great,
as there was proof positive that she
had been right all along as to the
cause of her illness. Her joy was as
soon overclouded, as the idea struck
her that, although there was the old
frog, there might be little frogs left be
hind. The doctor, however, was equal
to this sudden emergency, for on a
rapid examinaiton of the frog he im
mediately assured the patient that her
feais were groundless, as her late
guest was a gentleman frog. Notes
New Englaud Women at Buffalo.
The national secretary of New Eng
land Women has established registry
headquarters at the Pan-American Ex
position at Buffalo. From the 1st ol
July the office will be in charge of a
clerk who will engage on order, at spe
cial rates and privileges agreed upon
by the management and committee,
rooms with or without board, at hotels,
boarding houses or in private families
for all women of New England ances
try. Those interested can obtain fur
ther information by addressing the
secretary at the New England atates
building. Pan-American Exposition,
Buffalo, N. Y.
Made 49.0W0.000 la a Tear.
Capt. A. F. Lucas, the discoverer of
oil in Beaumont. Tex., who is said tc
be worth $40,000,000. was practically
penniless a year ago. Though a min
ing engineer and geologist by profes
sion, he was a railroad conductor for
a number of years. After losing his
place about two years ago, he drifted
about and finally went to Beaumont.
He succeeded in interesting some cap
Italista in the region, and the cele
brated Lucas gusher was soon struck.
Pnblle Expenditures In Mexico.
The Mexican army of more than 25,-
000 men is supported upon a trifle more
than 1,000,000 Mexican dollars a month.
The Mexican congress does not cost
51,000,000 a year.
The cross of the rYen&a Legion of
Honor has been bestowed upon thirty
The professor of English at Williams
college reports that he put test ques
tions to forty sonhmores of that insti
tution to ascertain the extent and
character of their reading. He found
that ten could not mention six plays
of Shakespeare, that thirty-four could
not tell who Falstaff was, that thirty
five could not name a single poem of
Wordsworth's or Browning's and that
fourteen could not tell who wrote "In
The darkness of night throws a
herce light on many of our deeds.
Of the inhabitants of IJuda-Pesth
23.0 per cent (100,193) are Israelites.
Mr. Win. tow a nwoitiios; 'jrrap.
ForcWldren leeifm soften the jT'iirs, reduce Irr
0suiuiaUun,Bla7ps.o.cure wlud colic iic u bottie.
The eye is blind if the mind is anient.
f V "LEADER"
SMOKELESS POWDER SHOTGUN SHELLS
are used by the best shots in the country because they are so accurate,
uniform and reliable. All the world's championships and records have been
won and made by Winchester shells. Shoot them and you'll shoot well.
USED BY THE BEST SHOTS. SOLD EVERYWHERE
Has No Equal.
1 fl Ki bi I im tr ley
V I AC PREPARED FOB
And Cleanse the Scalp of Crusts,
Scales, and Dandruff by
And light dressings with CUTICURA; purest of
emollients and greatest of skin cures. This
treatment at once stops falling hair, removes
crusts, scales, and dandruff, soothes irritated,
itching surfaces, stimulates the hair follicles,
supplies the roots with energy and nourishment,
and makes the hair grow upon a sweet, whole
some, healthy scalp when all else fails.
Millions of Women
USE CUTICURA SOAP, assisted by Cuticura Ointment, the
great skin core, for prese7vin, purifying;, and beautifying:
the skin, for cleansing' the scalp of crusts, scales and dan
druff, and the stopping- of falling- hair, for softening-, -whitening-,
and soothing- red, rough, and sore hands, for baby rashes, itching?,
and chafing, in the form of baths for annoying: irritations and
inflammations, or too free or offensive perspiration, in the form of
washes for ulcerative weaknesses, and many sanative, antiseptic
purposes which readily sug-gest themselves to women and mothers,
and for all the purposes of the toilet, bath, and nursery. No
amount of persuasion can induce those who have once used
these great skin purifiers and beautif iers to use any others. CUTI
CURA SOAP combines in ONE SOAP at ONE PRICE, the
BEST skin and complexion soap, the BEST toilet and baby soap
in the world.
Complete External and Internal Treatment for Every Humour.
B" Consisting of CtTlccRA Soap, to cleanse the skin of crusts Mud
ff 111 B nil1() scales ana soften the thickened cuticle, Cuticura Ointmeht. to
mMlHjMll sf Instantly allay Itching, Inflammation, and Irritation, and soothe
w '" aiKj heal, and Cuncim Rebolvknt, to cool and cleans the
TMtt efT blood. A Single Srr Is often sufficient to cure the mo.t tortur.
I"" Hi ln, disfiguring, and humiliating skin, scalp, and blood humour,
rtth loss of hair, when all else fails. Bold throughout the world. British Iiepot: r. Miv.
Bert & 8ons, 27 28, Charterhouse Sq., London. I'OTTfcil Jjkuo ahu CiU-l. C- txjia
flops., Boston, U. o. A.
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At all Stons, or by Mail for tho prict. HALL & RUCKEL, New Tort.
A Blow at His Pride.
Two Spaniards who had leen absent
from Cuba for several yeais recently
sailed up the harbor of Havana and
walked through Its renovated streets.
"Does it not give you pain." one trav
eler was overheard inquiring, "to see
the stars and stripes waving over Mor
ro castle?" "No," replied the other,
looking earnestly at him. "What pain
me to the quick is to see that the
Americans have in two years done
more for this island than the Span
iards did In almost 400 years."
He who succeeds is reputed wise.
Ask your grocer for DEFIAN"R
KTAKCH. the only 16 oz. package fur
10 cent!. All other 10-cent March in
talns only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
Don't forget scap to wash tho
The BEST starch is
Defiance. The EIGGEST
package is Defiance.
Quality and quantity
mean Defiance Starch.
16 ounces for 10 cents.
Don't forget it a tetter qual
ity and one-third more ol iU
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