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The Pari metoorHoKiKt, Prof. MVter
iclit, Mtiiuatea the quantity of water
tinned into vapor by the sua in th
Mediterranean sea atone on a clear
hot cummer day at not lets than
5,280,000,0o0 tons. At that rate the
quantity of water taken from the entire
glob on one hot day within the limits
of the temperate and tropical ' zones
would amount to not less tban 245,
( A Pfrf is esmntial for health
1 and physical strength.
A DDGtltO Wlien t,ie blood is weak,
rr Hi in and impure the ap
petite falls. Hood's harsaparilia is a won
derful mrdicine for creating an appetite.
It purifies and enrichei the blood, tones
the stomach, give strength to the nerves
and health to the whole system. It is just
the medicine needed now. Kemumber
Is the Iwikt In fact the One True Hlood 1'urlller.
bold by all druKKlUi. Be sure to got Hood's.
HrkrwH'c Dillc are taut !e-s, mild, ellwv
:lve. All drtitrKl-its. 25c.
$100 to all alike.
Practically tested by
last riders. much rrders
and fair riders, 1897 Co
lumbias Bsvr net been
fou ad wanting la speed,
strength and beauty.
5 Nickel Steel Tubing.
patent flash joints and
direct tangent spokes
are some of tbe new
POPE MFG. CO.,
Clalau Ire tnm aijr
Seller ; ky aiil tor oat 2-ccat
HARTFORD BICYCLES. $60, $55, $50, $40.
and health making
are included iu the
making of HIRRS
Rootbccr. The prepa
ration of this great tem
peruncc drink is an event
of importance in a million
well requited homes.
is full of good hcfl'th.
ing, satisfying. Put
some up to-day and
have it ready to put
down whenever you're
Made only by The
Charles E. Hires Co.,
Philadelphia. A pack
age makes 5 gallons.
Only line ria
Park on a Bicycle
The Pni.H,.ii(;cr Dc-partmctit
of the BurlliiKton nn! lm
twmnd-iuid will Kln llv ti.nii
lo anv ouij who will li f.,r it
ft little booklet xW n full in
formxtion about tli-b.-t wy
to make the tour of Vllo'
tone I'ark on a bicveie.
There lis notlilnt' rliii nl
at about the nle. The trip
has been made Huciii aim
ajraln to the aupreaie fcittli
fai tlon of every or.e of tin
doze: s of rid"M who have
been bold enouxb to under
T)ie booklei -oiitalim a
good map of the I'ark, a ell
aa full Information about the
coal of the irip, wnal Hie
roai are like, what to take,
eu:. Write lor a eopy.
J. FRANCIS, General Passenger Aceat,
I Omaha, Neb.
some years i was
' quite out of henltli, and
' took much medicine I
which did me no good. 1 1
' wai advised by a friend tol
I try Ayer's 8nria(iarlll:il
' which I did, taklnn a dozen I
I or more bottle before toi-l
I ping. Tbe result wan tlmlll
felt ao wall and strong
that I, ot course, think there is 1
f no medicine equal to Aycr's Hur-
f taparllla, and I take greitt pain 1
to tell any NiifTm lug friend of It and
what It did for me." Mrs. I.. A.
I Mckiiat, Kilboiirii.Wls., pi b.ll.lBJ6.
a j7ii Standard
neflai'tiout ui nui'iiaior.
Every man .las a sneaking idea that ;
he looks ''distinKuished."
It is called hon yinoon because most
everyonw e,u sick of it when he's
The first thins a woman says when
she hears anything against a man is:
"How I pity his poor wife "
An ideal couple is one where each
claim to make the greatest sacrifice foi
the other and really thinks they are the
SLOWLY STRANGLING AN ELM.
A Connecticut W later la Viae Whlek fa
Playing the Bole of a Python.
At the top of the bill in Church
street in Norwich a biff "egetable
1 ython is slowly strantfliatf a large
elm, sa.s the .New York San. It is a
wisteria vine, said to be the largest
In the State, perhaw in the country,
la the open sunny garden of .trie
George U Coit place, next to the
Stortu Sec nd Congregational Church.
At its base it la about a foot in di
ameter. A foot above the ground
its trunk divides, and It sends one
fork, an important one, though a
hundred feet in length, northward
along the front of thi handsome Coit
house. Its other and interesting
fork, consisting ot three huge strands,
each four inches thi k, trails along a
broad garden leuce for twenty feet,
and then enters a stately elm that is
at the inner edge of the flagged city
walk. Noting the ereat snakey vine
from the street, one has a keen and
lively impression that It is a ver, table
serpent that has just leaped upon tho
tree, enfolding it ifi a deathly con-1
striction. Before entering the elm
the three strands are firmly bound in i
a inonlrous cable with uianirold
small, round, withe-like bands em
anating from the strands themselves.
Singularly uncanny and menacing
they seem interlaced, twisted and
contorted, as if writhing in each
other's hostile embrace, and the fact
that their hark Is smooth and of a
dusky brown hue, like the hide ot
some venomous vipers, deepens the
ini ression that they are pythons.
Immediately after entering the elm
the cahlu divides into its several
strands, and each travels up the tree
iu its own ecientrle, serpentine way.
One strand, three .ncbes thick,
throws a coil so tightly about the
elm trunk, Just below Its lowest
bran hes, that it has cut a deep cir
cular furrow into the bark.
This coil is choking the life out ol
the tree. Ascending, the threefold
serpent flings folo after fold about
trunk and branches, and finally lift
ing its plume l green crest high above
the elm's crown gathers it into its
einlri'fc The tree Is naturally
t.hrilty and luxuriant, but it already
shows plentiful tokens that its power
ful enemy is thiottling It Trie tips
of its lower boughs are dry and dead,
and aloft its foliage Is sere or yellow.
I'.efore another year It doubtless will
be dean, and then the vegetable ser-;
pent may east at will on its leafless'
cdrcass. In the end it may pull th"j
tree's skeleton down and thereafter.!
If it had its own licensed way, would'
travel on to another elm In the street
and thr ittle and destroy that. When;
In roll boom, with a hundred pur
pie (lower clu-iers, tbe wisteria is
gorgeous and beautiful, but one
easily fancies then that the splendid
blossoms ire mottled patches on the
python's hide, and the vine does not
seem so lo'.Hv.
Home ol' the Wild Horse.
A correspondent says in a Texas,
paper: ! believe this is the great-;
est horse country In the world. It
was certainly his home in the wild
state, which proves I think, that it
was adapted to his wants. He was
roaming this vast p airie country
long be. ore the white man concluded
to make It his home, and he Is here
still within twenty miles or less of
this tjla'e. it Is said, but this may be
fa little doubtful; but 1'iUor zuii miles
west of here he abounds In large
droves, arid from what I learned of s
parties that know the tc.iu "wild"
lits them extremely well, for they
can sniff you from two to live miles
away, and, at the signal of the horse
on guard, they bound away, and by
the time the lleetest horse can catch
them, thou 1 1) he have the staying
iu.ilitles of the old four mile repeater,
lie is completely exhausted.
All Ivory ornaments can be whit
ened if carefully brushed with soap
and witer, rinsed In plain water, al
lowed to drain a little, and then
placed, for as long a time as re ulred,
In the sun and a r. The sun has a
peculiar bleaching property with re.
gaid to lvory
Ifow the Tera Wai Applied to Mall
It Is not often that an official reimrt
proves Interesting reading to any but
those whose business requires tiiem
to keep informed on the subjects tn-at-sd.
But the Second Assistant Postmas
ter General in his last rejiort has man
aged to Inject a very Interesting ac
count of the origin of the term "star
"I'rior to 1845," he says, "It was the
practice of the department in accept
ing bids for the transportation of the
Inland malls on other than railroad and
steamboat routes, to have regard, in
some cases, to the mode of transporta
tion, preference being given to bidders
who proK)sHl stage or coach service."
Congress In 184.r, however, abolisli 'd
this preference, and provided that in
future letting for such routes there
should be no other reference to ihe
mode of transportation than that nec
essary to provide for the due "celerity,
certainty and security" of the transpor
tation. Itids for this service were there
after cliiKKilied as "celerity, certainty
and security" bids, and to avoid con
stantly writing out these words the
clerks of the contract division desig
nated them on the route registers by
three stars, and they became known
as "star bids."
The first official use of this term ap
pears iu the Postmaster Ceiuyal's re
port for 1,S."!, where he speaks of them
as "'star bids.' as they are termed in
the parlance of the service."
The terms "star bids" and "star
routes" continued to be a part of 'he
slung of the service, Imt did not again
receive otlicial approval until 1ST",
when the appropriation was made by
Congress for "inland transportation by
star ami steamboat routes." Two years
later the appropriation was for "star
routes" alone and direct, and since
lWi, about the time of the celebrated
"star route trials," the kTin has been a
thoroughly recognized one. The exact
definition of a "slur route," according
to the Second Assistant Postmaster
General, "is a post route on which thn
mails are carried under a contract
awarded to the lowest bidder tendering
sufficient guarantees for faithful per
formance, without other reference to
the mode of transportation than may
he niH-essary to provide for due 'color:
lty, certainty and security' thereof."
Electricity in the Karth.
Take up a spade, turn up a small
quantity of soil, hold a portion in your
hand, hold it to your ear, then smell It.
You will observe first a slight motion,
hear a faint sound as of the moving of
distant timber, and readily notice the
odor of heat. Do you know that the
forces held in your hand are from elec
tricity? That the earth for three feet
deep Is alive with the invisible power
and forms the secret of vegetable life?
Waves of electricity are constantly
passing through the soil in unseen bil
lows, thus keeping the soil from sour
ing, as the billows of the ocean keep
the waters from becoming stagnant.
To demonstrate this fact, go to some
rock-bound pool, dip out a small quan
tity of the polluted water, place it. in
a bottle, cork and set aside in a warm
place for a short time. Then take the
bottle into a dark room, shake the bot
tle, draw out the cork, and you will sec
tiny forks of blue lightning shoot
out from the bottle, and if you' keep
perfectly quiet, you will hear faint
muttering like thunder. This comes
from the tllnl-like rocks preventing the
unbroken flow of electricity through
the soil, and from the air becoming
charged and emptying itself into the
Electricity, as is being gradually
shown, is fire the tire of friction, if
you will, the first known by the inhab
itants of our globe. Look at an arc
lamp and see Its combined sparks us
they emit from the carbons so swiftly
that they are taken for n regular flume
of eye-bedazzling light. In the ages to
come, the charge of electricity will
keep on accumulating tint I J some com
motion of the earth will cause it to Ig
nite, when, In the twinkling of an eye,
our world, with all It contains, will be
enwrapiM'd and consumed by a confla
gration that will startle If not frighten
the Inhabitants of other planets as
they look down upon the flaming mass
and see burn up one of the greatest
works of the Almighty's creation.
"Tlnibiictoo the Mysterious," as re
vea.led to the modern world by M. Fe
lix Inbois, the French explorer, who
is the flmt white man to ivturn with
a definite account of this strange realm
of the Niger, proves to be the inoxt ro
nuinit.ic Hjsjt. of the Iiwrk Continent.
Behind the ra.mpart.s of Saliaran unnds
has nestled throughout nil these (e.n-tiiru-
a hidden civilization that can
trace its beginnings back to the old
Mohammedan days of glory for Africa.
Jetine, too, "the jewel of the Valley of
the Niger," after which the whole
Guinea count has been iwinied, pre-1
serves an even older civilization that
which flourished In the Nile Valley ere
the fanatical Arabs drove the native
race of Songhols thence. Philadelphia
The pupils of the Walnut Hills Hltfh '
(school are showing great sympathy for I
the sufferers from the Mississippi flwul.
The O grade girls In Miss Magurk'a
room have contrlbirted a substantial
Ikix of clothing, which will be for
warded to the stricken district. Their
good example is being iiiillntod by the
other classes and (i generous supply
Will bt the result.
Khoulil Visit tho Country,
Some of the Huston schoolmnrme
need an occasional rural outing. One
of them placed this problem on the
blncklMiard: 'If a hen lays three ejrg
a day, how long will It take to lay
thirty egg 7" ,
fualt'OD Not a
Checked t8ff-tas in black, whits and
red are most desirable.
Smocking is revived for children's
frocks. It is most attractive in the
lighter weaves of silk.
Tartan plait silks are used for wide
draped belts on both day and evening
Bugle beads ami blonde lace have
come back from the past, with a claim
Every morning for Ave years past, in
coming to woik, we have met a certain
girl on a certain strtet who was going to
her work. We would like to know how
many more year we will be required to
meet her before seeing her every day
will have been sufficient to constitute an
introduction. After we had met her
four years, we raised our hat one morn
ing, but she looked so shocked that Me
have felt humiliated ever since.
I believe my prompt use of Piso's Cure
prevented quick consumption. Mrs. I.ucy
Wallace, Marquette, Kans., Dec. 12, '95.
A real thrifty woman thinks that it
li economy to swallow the medicine left
In the house by a case of sickness, if it is
ne 'ded or not.
A man who has a great businesa to
ittend to never ha? the time to acquire
the business air that men enjoy who
have no business.
People with hair that is continually full
ing out, or those that are bald, can stop
Ihe falling, and get a good growth of hair
by using J I all's Hair Renev.er.
The Burglar's Joke.
A story is going the round; uptown
n which a facetious nurglar tlgures,
to the disiomlltuie and yet the rel ef
of a gentleman who lives in the vi
cinity of Eighteenth and Wallac
itreets The residence was closed
iuring Easter, the entire family hav
ing gone to Atlantic City. AVhen
they returned the house was discov
ered to have been broken into, and
everything was turned topsy-turvy.
The most careful search, however,
failed to dischse where anyth tig bad
been stolen, and the supposition was
that the thieves had been frightened
j;l while at their work. Put the
true facts were deve oped when a
;arefully worded and well written
note was found upon the dining room
table. In this epistle, the facetious
tiurglar had taken the i ains to assure
the owner of the property that noth
ing had been taken away. "We
bave tested your silverware," the
note explained, "and i.nd it to be
plated. Your curta ns are of an in
ferior quality, and the .eweiry, such
is your wife and daughters pos-ess.
Is scar ely worth carrying off. We
Qad expected better things of
rou." Although, g eatly relieved,
;he gent, eman of the house cou d
not conceal his chagrin, and now
:hat the story has leaked out, he
locsu't like it a bit Philadelphia
A Queer Vice.
The Are insurance companies
writes James Pa n) oiuht to uet
reading in bed made a penal offense.
It Is a habit that grows upon people,
like drinKing. at last, however tired
they are, they can not get to sleep
without reading a tiling which
might to be puniseed in itself as an
insult to literature. Lord Alvanley
was so well-known a slave to the
habit that a servant was al way placed
lit his bedroom door, with orders not
to leave till his light was out. He
himself had two methods o;' extin
guishing it. lie threw Ihings at tbe
i-andle as it stood on the t'oor, or
si in pi put it miller his bolster.
A truly great man :a oce. who knows
p.ow to nk"!' .'inif without passing
around his hat.
J ball's Catarrh Cure
I Is taken internally. Trice 75 cents.
Two or three thicknesses of news
pipers laid on the floor before laying
matting will treble the length of life of
lire. Wlimlow'B Soothino Svitur lor ehilrt
ren teething, softens the srums, re.iuees initflui
iDHtion, allavfc pmn, eures wind coitc. e houl;
You often hear of "sure signs" of ap-
1 rtrviQpiiina fltn u-hv nhnnl.l nonnle nv
1 e -p.-j j j.-.-j.... r.v
heed to signs when they have birthdays?
AN OPEN LETTER
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE UhE OF IHE WUkD " CASTORIA," AND
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TKAIjE MARK.
, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
that has borne and does liow Sly y " on everV
hear the facsimile signature of 0vty&&4 wrapper.
This is the original " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been
used in the homes of the mothers of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you Juive always bought
and has the signature
per. No one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company of which Chas. II. Fletcher is
March 8, 1897. Q?6 &t44H,j.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting a cheap substitute
which some druggist may offer you (because he makes a few more pennies
on it), the ingredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE 6.GNATURE OF '
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.v
iun aoMPftT( vr iu
J nil HililngV riillo.opliy.
I would rather undertake tomaketto
average pedigrees for miself than to
vetch one that I had from a ded grand
father and keep it in decent repair.
A jest is often mistaken for humor,
and even wit; but there iz az much dif
ference az between the hole in a tin whin
sell and the tune that cams out ov it.
Young man, the citizens ov the world
are watching yu, not so mutch to see yu
reach the top ov tbe ladder, as to see yu
fall off, and perhaps sprain ynre ankle.
Shake Into Your Shoes
Allen's Foot-Bane, a powder for the
feet. It cures painful, swollen, smart
ing feet, and insLajitly takes the sting
out of anm and bunions. It's the
greatest cotnort discovery of the age.
Allan's Foot-Base makes tight-fitting
or new shoe feel easy. It Is a certain
cure for sweating, callous and hot,
Ured, aching feet. Try It to-day. Sold
by all druggists and shoe stores. By
mail for 25 cents, In stajnps. Trial
package FREE. Address, Allen S.
Olmsted, Le Boy, N. Y.
Chatelaines are degenerating. A
brass chain with any sort of dangling
ornament now passes muster for the
Only Jt23.50 to Hso FraecUco,
June 29 to July 3 account National Con
vention Christian Endeavorers. Spicial
trains. Through tourist and pilace
sleepers. Stop-overs allowed at ami west
if Denver. Return via Portinnd, Yel
lowstone Park and Black Hills if de
sired. Kudeavorers and their friends who
take the Burlington Route are guaran
teed a quick, cool, comfortable j urney,
line scenery (by dsylight) and first class
Berths reserved and descriptive litera
ture furnished on request -ee nearest
B & M. R. K. ticket agent or write to
J. Francis, . P. A., Buibngton Route,
Omaha, Neb .
People who borrow trouble ore always
trivinir i n wv
A mother who is in good physical condition transmits!
to her children the blessings of a good
The child fairly drinks in health from its mother's
robust constitution before birth, and from a healthy
mother's milk after.
Is not that an incentive to prepare
Do you know the meaning of what
is popularly called those "long
ing's," or cravings, which beset so
many women during pregnancy?
There is something lacking in the
mother's blood. Nature cries out
and will be satisfied at all hazards.
One woman wants sour things,
another wants sweets, another
wants salt things, and so on.
The real need all the time is to
enrich the blood so as to supply
nourishment for another life, and
to build up tbe entire generative
system, so that the birth may be
possible and successful.
If expectant mothers would fort
ify themselves with Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, which
for twenty years has sustained
thousands of women in this condition, there would be fewer disappointments
at birth, and they would not experience those annoying "longings."
In the following letter to Mrs. Pinkham, Mrs. Whitney demonstrates the
power of the Compound in such cases. She says:
" From the time I was sixteen years old till I was twenty-three, I was
troubled with weakness of the kidneys and terrible pains when my monthly
periods came on. I made up my mind to try Lydia E. Pinkham 's Vegetable
Compound and was soon relieved. After I was married, the doctor said I
would never be able to go my full time and have a living child, as I was
constitutionally weak. I had lost a baby at seven months and a half. The
next time I commenced at once and continued to take your Compound through
the period of pregnancy, and I said then, if I went my full time and the baby
lived to be three months old, I should send a letter to you. My baby is now
seven months old and is as healthy and hearty as one could wish.
" I am so thankful that I used your medicine, for it gave me' the robust
health to transmit to my child. I cannot express my gratitude to you; I
never expected such a blessing. Praise God for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and may others who are suffering do as I did and find relief, and
may many homes be brightened as mine has been." Mks. L. Z. Whitney, 5
George St., E. Somerville, Mass.
Say Aye 'No' and Ye ll Ne er be Mar
ried." Don't Refuse All Our
Advice to Use
o f frV. wrap
rtr. nc ity.
ll.o Mriw for Miee.
Ithabe n well a; tested tlmr hein
st'Hw is a va u.hle ton! r Hhee; 1 1 ar
thev are fond of it. The bean, like
clover, is a leguminous p!nnt, and m i--v
fa merB say thtHestra-,thouihcarst
Hnd l.arsh. has nearly as much i utri
tion as clover hay. It make a very rich
manure when fed to either s eep or
cos. This is shown by its rotting very
fast when piled and giving off the strong
S'nell of ammonia, which comes from
feeding any manure rich in nitrogenous
Blankets wbiiih have been used all win
ter, no mutter hmv wliiie they may look,
are never i-lean, aud sihould not be put
away for the summer without being wash
ed. Many houskeeiKTs satisfy theuisit-lves
by shaking and airing rheir Wajikels, rath
er than rik spoiling them in washing.
But this Is an error, for if the work is
prxer!y oVue no tflirinkiing wM take place,
and the softness and color may be retain
ed for yearn. The most nH-esary thing
ra washing blankets is to have plenty of
soft water and good soap. Inferior soap
is the real cans of the damage dwne wool
en goods in washing.
When raly to bein rhe work sliak
tihe bianki 'tsi free of dust, fill a tub neortj
full of soft hot wat'er. DissoJve a thin
of a cuke of Ivory soap in it. Put in os
blanket at a time. Dip up and down at A
wash gently, with tfce bands. Nevr rr.
oap on Hie blankets, or wah ti m
rtie tv a si ; board. After th atokts (r
clean '-inse Uoo In wara" svaier itroi
of suds. Add t little Wtiit to tW Vest
water. :ik ad sponge bt, muA ho&j
on tlic Hue u-jtJi dry, then Soke down, f&A
and paek in a bx and set away An a mtt
rooru. BJanlte( thus washed wn1 reUJSj
tlieir oTigi-nal fresh nesis. as weN as weir
three tiinos as kmig as if put away soiled
year after year.
ELIZA U. PARKER.
We all live in trlass houses.
What's the best disinfectant anil reined- tor kni itrl
tailnns and defects? menu's Milptiur S"p.
Hill's UaLr and Whisker Lire, black ex t.rown. 6 c.
A bad reputation eui-u entirely too
for a healthy
"wcetcrn wheel "Works
CflCAGO n I iHOlS
h i unnturl
Iuipi wHr,, iiiMltlUHIftllOUi.
Irritations or nlcemtiom
of iu u co ui uieuibrUM.
--.. mm,,,, and net Mtr(B.
AtheEvans ChcmicaiCo. gmt or poliouou.
- ... ,., pirn,, wrnppnr.
... prnpaid lor
11 .m, (,r .1 Imttlni, 2.74.
Circular icut on rquit.
DPlf"rr T with FAY'A MANIL
PlUUP I I LA ROOFING -
r, rht-Hii, utrong Iwhi. Writs for Hahplks.
KAY MANILLA KOOF1N0 CO., (Jumilen, N. .1.
VJIiniL8 AND BOYS! you like
TileKnant work with F'l irv during vnontloiiT
For full partlc tilRm nditrtwH, with Mimp,
H. II. Whitakkr, MftrnhRll, Mich.
Kfl I 111 I Xlnftnn.li.O. Norhanrtipaunt
I M mmtM I WobuuiMd. t.iictkMk tn:
N. . V. No. 4A- 8.
WHEN WRITING TO ADTKRTISKUi
Divan hi oa MW tkw adFartlaainriit
in thU pay
I Beat Court Brrup. Tanto Ootid. 0a
1 In lima. RoM br 1ruwta.
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