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HEALTH AND BEAUTY.
A Book That Should Be in the Hands
of Every Woman.
MRS. M'KEE RANKIN.
Mrs. McKce Kankin , one of the fore
most and bos ; known character actresses
ami stije artists of this generation , in
spcjkin ; ; uf I't-ni-na. says ? : "No woman
should he without a bottle of I'e-ru-na in
rest-rye. " Mrs. M'-Kee Kankin. Mrs
Eh Wike , 120 Iron street. Akron. Ohio.
sa"I would lie iu my jrrave now if u
Jiad iidl been for your CJoiI-sent remedy ,
I'e-ru-na I broken-down
was a - woman ,
had no appetite : what little I did eat did
not ayree with my stomach. It is now
-wveii years past that I used Pe-ru-na and
1 can eat anything. " Mrs. Eliza Wike.
Every womaii should have a copj * of
Dr. Ilartman- . book entitled "Ilealih and
Heauty. " This book contains many facts
o ! especial interest lo women. Dr. Hartman -
man has treated more ailments peculiar to
women than any other physician in the
win Id. This book ivcs 'in brief his long
and \aned experience.
S < nd lor fiee hooks on catarrh. Ad-
dr < . Dr Ilar'man. Columbus. Ohio.
I'nce SU cents of all ini i < its or 11. 1' . Hall & Co. ,
Nashua. N. II
Why He Know.
Samuel Partridge once published an
almanac in L > ndori. which had a great
circulation in England. It was espe
cially popular among the farmers , be
cause it preclirtt-d the weather a year
One day. while Partridge was making
a trip in the country , he took dinner
at an inn , and when about to resume
his journey , the hostler warned him
that it was about to rain. Partridge
paid uo attention and set out. but soon
returned , having been drenched by a
lie was so impressed by the hostler's
wtather wisdom that he offered the
man a crown tu tell him he could pre
dict with so much certainty.
"Easy enough , " was the reply. "We
l'ii\e Partridge's Almanac here. "
"Ah. yes. to he sure , " said Partridge ,
Piniliii . "I had not thought of that. "
"And that man. " went on the hostler ,
"i-s such a liar that when I saw the al-
iianac set down to-day as fair , 1 knew
\\otild rain ! "
Patridge paid the crown in silence.
An LJnu . Aiied Mispicion.
Mrs. B15mbei > My husband was aw
fully angry yesterday. Our girl got
hold of his razor and tried to rip some 1
carpets with it. She took the edge oft
Mrs. Maundsley Does your husband j
Mrs. Blimbers Oh , yes , every morn-
Mrs. Maundsley I'm awfully glad to
know it. Some of the neighbors have
suspected that you were responsible
for the horrible condition of his face ,
aiid I have even been advised not to asS -
S ( . < iate with you on account of it. Now
I shall be able to explain that your
ii hire-mails are not at fault.
JTHRILUNG SCENI AT HAVANA.
Preacher Pleaded for ForjcctfnlncBS
of Fpniiinh Oppression.
Sometimes mere personal force and
insistence , especially in a cause which
is regarded as sacred by its champion ,
will in a moment overcome longstanding
ing hatred. The Cuban people have
many reasons to regard the Spanish in
their island with deep resentment.
Their ordinary feeling toward them Is
one of hatred , but there are many men
among them who are trying to put an
end ro the feeling for the sake o * the
future good of the island.
One advocate of reconciliation i.s tue
Rev. Dr. Frank Diaz , a missionary of
the Baptist church in Cuba. lie has in
Havana a considerable congregation.
One of the correspondents relates that
on a recent evening , when 000 Cubans
were assembled at his ( Jethsemane
church , he tilled them all with emotion
by holding up to their gaze a Mauser
"This , " he said , "is the weapon with
which Spain killed so many of our
people. But we forgive her , and to
show our honesty of purpose , wy will
| not use it on her people now that we
have a chance. Instead , we will forget
all about it , and throw this piece
There were cries of "Xo ! no ! " and
"We can never forgive ! " from the ex
cited audience ; but Dr. Diaz threw the
gun aside ; md went on to enforce his
j lesson , using in turn a sword and a
I small cannon much as he had used the
Mauser rifle. Finally he held aloft an
old Spanish Il.-ig. and there came in
stantly fierce cries and loud protests
from the audience.
Holding up bis nand for silence until
the uproar ceased , the speaker said.
"And what ought we to do with this ? "
"Burn it ! Destroy it ! Stamp upon
it ! " shouted the audience. But Dr.
Diaz shook his head.
"No , " he said.ve -will not burn it :
j we must not. This is the banner of a
| country which was once great. Tier
j flag is about all she has in the world
i now. By this flag we have been
] wronged , scattered , slaughtered ; but it
| is the flag of our fathers just the same.
Do not forget that. Shall we throw it
away asve did the Mauser , the sword
and the cannon ? I say no. Let us do
Avith this what will show that we can
have pity for a fallen foe , who was
once of our own people. "
Thereupon the speaker folded the flag
closely and placed it near his heart.
"Let it remain there. " he said , quiet
ly , while for a few moments a hush fell
upon the congregation , more expressive
of forgiveness than any words could
The Monkeys or Malacca.
Do you care for monkeys ? Pcrson-
nlly , I know two kinds only iu Malacca ,
and detest them both the brok and the
lira. The brok is a big , brown , fatu
ous baboon of the familiar low comedy
pattern , forever scratching himself and
sputtering and fidgeting with hands
and feet and making faces. Should you
desire to please , him. you will squat
( just beyond the length of his chain ) ,
in front of him and similarly scratch
your person , make faces and sputter.
Then in high good humor he will am
ble round his post in as big a circle as
bis chain permits , clutching at your
haiV with an adroit high kick as he
passes. Such are his delights. The
lira is a small gray person of passion
ate appearance , with close-set fiery
eyes. The tastes of this little fiend are
still more primitive namely , to fly
straight at 3'ou with his tail sticking
out and his crest sticking up , and bite
von again and again.
"Well , how do you like living in the
suburbs ? "
"Fine. It's going to be a good thing
for me financially. Our girl has de
cided to leave and the lady who lives
next door says we'll never be able to
get another to go out there to "work. I
shall have $ . " > a week more to spend for
cigars and things now. "
ills of women conspire against domestic harmony.
Some derangement of the generative organs is
the main cause of most of the unhappiness in the
The husband can't understand these troubles. The male
physician only knows of them theoreti
cally and scientifically , and finds it hard
to cure them.
But there is cure for them , certain ,
has been curing
these sei'ious ills of women for a
quarter of a century. Failure to
secure proper advice should not
excuse the , women of to-day , for
the wisest counsel can be had
without charge. Write to Mrs.
Pinkham for it. Her address
is Lynn. Mass.
Among the multitude of wo
men helped by Mrs. Pinkham
and by Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound , is MRS. JOSEPH
KiN'G , Sabina , Ohio. She writes :
DEAR MRS. PINKHAM Will you
kindly allow me the pleasure of ex
pressing my gratitude for the wonder
ful relief I have experienced by taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. I suffered for a long time
with falling of the womb , and those
terrible bearing-down pains , and it
seemed as though my back would never
stop aching ; also had leucorrhoea , dull
headaches , could not sleep , was weak
and life was a burden to me. I doctored
for several years , but it did no good.
My huso md wanted me to try your
medicine , and I am so thankful that I
did. " J hrve taken four bottles of the
Compoun'l and a box of Liver Pills , and
can state that if more ladies would only give your medicine a
fair trial they would bless the day they saw your advertise
ment. My heart is full of gratitude to Mrs. Pinkham for what
her medicine has done for me. It is worth its weight in cold. "
The jrreut difference between the
price of liome-jrrown pork and store
bacon makes it a paying job for a
fanner to smoke his own meat , at least
for home consumption. A smoke
house is a fine thing on any farm , but
like many line things , is something of
a luxury. There are many farmers who
cannot afford a well arranged smoke
house. For the benefit of these we
give below the sketch and description
of a smoke-box which will supply the
farmer's table with bacon at no ex
pense and little trouble.
It is made of a box about 5x:5 : feet
and 4 feet high. It is without bottom.
The door for putting in and tending
the meat is put in the side of the box
ne-xt the top. This is about a foot
wide , with hinges on the lower side.
Staples are driven in the ends of the
door ( A , Fig. 4) ) with hooks < B ) to slip
into the staples and hold the door in
place when closed. For hanging the
meat , bore holes through the top of the
box. far enough apart so that the
pieces will not touch when hung. To
hang the meat , take stout cord or plia
ble wire , fasten one end into the meat
and run the other through the auger-
holes after forming a loop ofit. , llun
a stic- : : through the loop and your ham
A tire put in the box would make it
too warm for the contents. To guard
against this , the tire that furnishes the
smoke is some distance from the box.
being conducted to it through a cover
ed trench or several joints of old stove
pipe. For the fireplace , djg a hole a
foot or so in depth , a short distance
from the box- ( feet is far enough-
ami connect it with the box by a trench
about half as deep sis the hole. It' a
couple or three joints of old stovepipe
are at hand , place them in the trench
with the upper end coining out under
the lox near the center. An old elbow
joint makes this an easy thins ? to do.
The other end of the pipe is to enter
the hole. Then cover the pipe over
with tlie loose dirt thrown out. Also
bank up the smoke-box and calk all
cracks possible. There will be enough
smoke escape at best to insure the re
When ready for the lire , start one in i
an old kettle or pan. Cobs make the I
best material , being easy to handle and j
keep well. When a good smoke is go-1
ing. set it in the hole prepared for it ,
and cover over with boards , or better ,
a large piece of sheet-iron , tin or some
thing of the Kind. Bank this up so as
to keep the smoke from escaping , and
you : ire in a fair way to soon have
some first-class bacon. The box will
smoke from two to three hundred i
pounds at a time. It is inexpensive , j
easy to construct , and what is mo.-t ,
essential , a success. Ohio Farmer.
( "lay foil for Pears.
It is universally agreed that a heavy
: -lay soil is best for the pear. There are
various reasons for this , the principal
one being that clay soil is always rich
in mineral fertilizers , while a sandy
or gravelly soil is deficient in this kind
of plant food. But the clay soil , though
rich iu phosphates and potash , may
not have them in available form , and
may need a dressing in spring of these
minerals in available form. Trees on
clay may need dressings of available
potash and phosphate in the years
when the tree is bearing. On sandy soil
the pear tree always needs these man
ures. The pear roots deeply , so that it
is never affected by droughts , and in
clay soils it doubtless draws mineral
fertilisers from the subsoil below where
the roots of grain and other crops usually -
ally grow. It is a great mistake to' '
allow the tap root of a pear tree to be
cut off before it is transplanted.
Thinning Early Apples. t
Wherever the codling moth is abund
ant that will attend to the thinning of
the early apples , Avhick begin to ripen
even while the moth is at work in its
first brood. Very few early apples es
cape the worm , and many fall before
they are n't for any use. But one or
two entire failures of the apple crop j t
have so reduced the codling moth that j
we think it Avill pay to go through trees
of early apples and take out one-quar
ter to one-third , according to how plen 1
tifully the fruit has set. So soon as
the fruit begins to turn a further thin
ning may be made with profit.
Tree Roots in Umlerdraiti < .
It is never safe to leave a large tre.
growing near where an underdrain has e ?
been laid , unless the tile are jointed , a i
that is , made like the city sewer pipe , 5 :
so that one end. is smaller , and slides t
jura the next , making a tightly fitting j 1 :
joint. As tile are usually laid it is im
possible to prevent then1 being a crack
wide enough to admit the fibrous roots
of a tree , which go everywhere in
search of moisture. In the tile the tree
root expands until the tile is entirely
filled , and the drain is ruined. Almost
any large tree will do this , but-the
worst of all trees are the willow , elm
and locust. All of these love water ,
and none of them should be allowed to
grow near underdrains or wells. In
some parts of the country willows and
locusts are planted in dooryards. But
if near a well , even if the well be roof
ed over , their roots will find their way
to the water , and spoil it for use.
Ho\v to Irrigate Crops.
One of the best short cuts in vratei
ing all crops planted in rows is the use
of small tubes or boxes made of lath.
They are made by sawing common
plastering lath in three pieces , sixteen
inches long , then rip one piece in the
center and nail together with two or
three penny nails , so the tubes will be
square , the width of a lath , about 1V
inches on the outside , and a little less
than three-quarters of an inch on the
inside. Thi < will also allow a stream
of water sufficiently large for ordinary
soils. These tubes should be placed
one at the upper end of each irrigation
furrow , connecting it with the feed
ditch. Have the feed ditch as near
level as possible. li the feed ditch has
to5 much fall the wash will fill up the
ends of the tubes. It can be remedied
by placing checks or sluice boxes at
proper intervals with gates sufficiently
high to back the water up far enough
to make the water stand nearly still.
Occasional cleaning of the tubes with
a small switch is all that is necessary.
With this arrangement all that is ; re
quired to irrigate a field is to turn the
water into the feed ditch and let it
run until the ground is thoroughly
soaked , Avhich is a saving of a great
deal of time and attention. F. S. Cal
kins , in St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Keep Younjc Hoys Growins- .
There is an impression among farm
ers that hogs in summer at pasture can
get enough with the swill fro in the
house and what the\- ran get iu the
fields. This was all right so long as
skim-milk , one of the best foods for
growth , was part of the swill , and un
eaten refuse from the table was also
thrown in. But in many places the
skimmed milk is now sold in some
form , while a better use for table re
fuse is found in giving it to the poul
try. So the piir is starved in summer ,
which is the time he ought to grow
the fastest , and is the poorest prepara
tion for the heavy corn feeding that
Avill begin in September and continue
until the pig is turned over to the
butcher. A half-starved animal loses
the power of digesting hearty food , for
the stomach , like every other organ of
the body , needs to have somethimr tu
do to keep in good health and strength.
A scientific investigation demon
strated that the failure of some ( if
the California fig orchards to bear
fruits was due to the failure of the pol
len ] to reach the female fiower. Arti
ficial ! fc-rtilixation was attempted and
pollen ' was introduced into the flowers
by a blowpipe at the proper period of
growth. The trees so treated produced
excellent fruit. Agents of the Cali
fornia fig-growers who were MMU to
Smyrna to study the methods used in
I hat country , where the best and larg
est supply of figs come from , found
that 1 the trees were fertilized by a curi
ous bee. which carried the pollen from
( ( lower to flower. The Smyrna lig-
uTowers would not sell any of the e
bee 1 * . The California agents obtained
some secretly , however , but they died
before reaching Los Angeles.
Jer = ey Cow Nameless.
" _ _
Property of Mr. A. J. Arthur. Winner
: ) f first prize at the Itoyal Jen : , y Agri
cultural and Horticultural shows ,
Fmiflwer - $ as Hean Poles.
The selecting and cutting of poles lor
the vines of the bean to grow on is no
. > asy task , even where timber is plenti
ful , and in a prairie country it is a
problem. I have found a substitute for
the pole in the old-fashioned sunflower ,
jne stalk for each hill. They are orna
mental , the seed is good for the poul
try , and the stalks make tine kindling
wood. Some may claim that the sun
flower will take the strength of the
ground from the beans , but my experi
ence does not agree with this. The
iinest bians 1 ever raised were growr
kvith sunilowers for poles.- . L. Irwin.
Vouitin iMu-tinvr the I awri.
There may properly be a border of
( i\v-growing shrubbery next to the
louse , and it is well to plant aine of
some sort by the piazza. Nothing is
letter for this purpose than the com-
non woodbine or Virginia creeper.
Vkebia and actinidia. two new .Fapan-
se climbers , are also good. Ill geiicr-il.
better effect is produced by planting
u masses and borders than by dotting
he plants litre and there over tlu
"Pa , v.-hat's the diiffivuce between
talent and geuiusV"
"A man with talent is able to build
for himself the finest monument in the
country. The public usually has to
provide the monument for a genius. "
A Study in Mechanics.
The Ueering Ideal Mower , made in
Chicago , affords an intcrc-stiuj ; study in
advanced machines , and is as prefect a
nuichiue a brain , brawn and money can
liuild. It is furnished throughout with
Deerins Roller and Ball Bearings. The
"Ideal" lias a very wide truck and high
wheels , insuring great stability and am
ple traction. Its gears are light , strong
and reliable. In this machine the amount
ot" lost motion is so slight that the instant
one of the mower wheels starts it com
municates power to the crank shaft and
knife , thus making it possibly to start in
heavy grass without hacking. The knife
may be removed in fifteen seconds , sun-
Iy by raising a latch. It is the only inow-
i'r on tlie marl.et equipped with Ball
Bearings of the bicycle pattern.
It Was Tantamount.
"lias she told you that she loved
you ? "
"Not in so many words. She merely
asked me what life insurance I car
ried. " Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Try Allen's Foot-Ease ,
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen ,
nervous and hot , and get tired easily. If
you have smarting feet or tight shoes , try
Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet and
makes walking easy. Cures ingrowing
nails , swollen and sweating feet , blisters
and callous spots. Relieves corns and
bunions of all pain and gives rest and
comfort. Try it to-day. Sold by all drug
gists and shoe stores for L'JJC. Trial pack
age FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted ,
LeRoy , N. Y.
Alice Oh. I wish I could tell you
how foolish Fred looked when he be
gan to propose to me last night. "
Myrtle Really , did he begin ? It's
a wonder you gave him a chance.
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is a constitutional cure. Price To cents.
France's Burden or Officials.
France is burdened with -JUO.OUO pub
lic officials , costing the state $3,000,000
a y cat-
Two bottles of Piso's Cure for Consump
tion cured me of a bad lung trouble. Mrs.
J. Nichols. Princeton. I mi. . Mar. 2u . ' 9. > .
In business three things are neces
sary , knowledge , temper and time.
31 r . AYiii'.Iou1' * * SOOTIIINO OYRUP for Children
tcetlnnc : BOltcus the emus reduced inflammation i
allay * paiu. cures wind colic. 'J5 cents a bottle
If you can't saj * anything good of your
neighbor you can at least keep bilent.
WANTED. Ca eori > n < l health that UTP-A-N-S will
not hfneilt. Sftnl 5 corns to Rltiaiis Chemical Co. ,
New York , for lOs.imnl s and 1.1WO testimonials.
If it wasn't for enthusiasm but little
would ever be accomplished.
* v'Evil Dispositions \
Are Early Shown/ '
Just so evil in Hie blood comes out t >
shape of scrofula , pimples , etc. , in
children and young people. Taken in ,
hme it can be eradicated by using Hood's ]
Sarsaparilla , cAmcrica's Greatest Medi
cine. K vitalizes and enriches the blood , i
Arc your nerves weak ?
Can't you sleep well ? Pain
in your back ? Lack energy ?
Appetite poor ? Digestion
bad ? Boils or pimples ?
These are sure signs of
From \vhat poisons ?
From poisons that are al-
v/ays found in constipated
If the contents of the
bov/els are net removed from
the body each day , as nature t
intended , these poisonous
substances are sure to be
absorbed into the blood , al
ways causing suffering and
frequently causing severe
There is n common sense
They daily insure an easy
and natural movement of
You \vill find that the use of
with the pills will hasten
recovery. It cleanses the
< blood from all 'mpurities and
is a great tonic to the nerves.
> SIio Beef or.
4 Our * .I"dlcal Department hts ono
ot the moU eminent phyticlaui 'n
the United States. Tell the doctor
4 Jtmt hotv you nra suffering. Yon
will receive the best nicdlcat advice
Without cost. Aiidreiz.
VR. J. C. AYEn.
Lowell , ilns3.
In the Great Gram ind
Grazing Belts of ' V > tern -
ern Canada , and information
mation as to hi'W to se-
cur * them can b bad oa
upplicxtioB to the De
partment of the Interior ,
Ottawa , Canada , or to
N ItarMmi' iin'vv 306 5th Street. DesMoinei. Iowa ,
Agent for tinjivcrnrnPiit of Canada
A Skin of Beauty is a Joy Forever.
. T. KEI.IX or i\ir IPS OKIKNTAI.
Du. CKCAM , "It 3IAK1CA ! . . KKAUTIFiU.
Keniove * Toil. I'irr.j les. Freclcles ,
Moth 1'atchesi. Ha 1. . j.ti Skin
diseases1 , iuid ever * b ! in. h on
beimtyj ani ! delle *
detection. It hac
'stood ' the tett of SC
years , ana w co
Larmlc'sue taste it
to be sure it i * prop-
trly raadf. Accept
no counterfeit ol
similar name. tr. U
A. Snyre Ntnl to a
U ly of tlie liaut-ton
( a patient ; 'As jou
i will u'c them ,
, I recommend 'Oour-
I aud's Cream " 'i * the
7 leait hnrmfu ! i.f all
the Skin pr-paru-
tlons. " For -ale by
all Dnipffii-t" and
nvv f . 10 Is Dealers in the IT. S. , CanacJas. and Europe
FERD T HOPKINS. I'rcp'r. 37 Great Jones St. , N Y.
Why is a Ten Dollar Bill Always
Worth Ten Dollars ?
BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
IS BEHIND IT.
Worth What You Pay for It-
BECAUSE THE DEEH1NG HARVESTER CO.
IS BEHIND IT.
T3ic man \vlio o\vns a
machine Unoivs that 3ie lias full
value lor iii * money ISKOXV& it
because lite Deerinjr ; ruaraiity KOCH
ivitli every maclilue told by them.
Deering Machines are as strong as the Deering claim , and
that claim , in substance , is that Ucering Grain and Grass
Harvesting Machines will outclass all others in practical field
performance at harvest time that they will "clean up the crop"
better than any other that they are by all odds of lighter draft
than any other and that either in the field or on the road they
ait mure con\enientlv handled than another. .
arp strons claims lint rpmomher Iho
Deering Harvester Company is behind them.
SnSKG HARVESTER GO ,
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a vacation was spent. A charming story.
I It wilt interest you.
Sent free on application. Address F. M. Byron , Gen'l Western Agt.r Chicago.
A. J. SMITH , Gen'l Pass'r and Tkt. Ager.t , CLEVELAND. I
"Use the Means and Heaven Will Give
You the Blessing/ ' Never Neglect
A Useful Article Like
CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS ,
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