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44Better Be Wise
Wise people are also rich when they
know a perfect remedy for all annoying
diseases of the blood kidneys , lever and
bowels. It is Hood's SarsapariHa , which
is per feel in its action so regulates the
entire system as to bring vigorous health.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SYBUP OF FIGS
is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination , but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the CALIFORNIA FIG SVRUP
Co. only , and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing-
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP Co.
only , a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the CALI
FORNIA FIG SVRUP Co. with the medi
cal profession , and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families , makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives ,
as it acts on the kidneys , liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them , and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects , please remember the name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO , Cnl.
LOUISVILLE. Ky. NK\V TOUR. N. Y.
"After I wan Induced to try CA8CA-
EETS , I will never be without them In the house.
My liver was in a very bad shape , and my head
ached and I bad stomach trouble. Now. since talc-
Ing Cascarets , I feel tine. My trlfe has also used
them with beneficial results for sour stomach. "
Jos. KKEIILINU , 1921 Congress St. , St. Louis , Mo.
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Good. Never Sicken , Weaken , or Gripe , IDc , 25cSOc.
. . . CURE CONSTIPATION. . . .
Remedy Coopiiaj , Chicago , Montreal , Ken Tflrl. 318
Tfl RAP Sold and guaranteed by all drug-
I U"uAu gists to CURE Tobacco Habit.
I In the Great Grain and
Grazing Baits of West-
era Canada and infor-
matiom as to bow to se-
i cur * them CAR be had om
application to the Da-
partmaat of the Iiterlor ,
Ottawa , Canada , or to
U Bartholomew , 206 5th Street , DCS Moints. Iowa ,
Agent for the Government of Canada.
LADIES ! The Periodical Monthly Regulator
ne\er falls ; scaled box by mall , $1.00. NEW YORK
CHEMICAL. CO. . Box 70 , Milwaukee , Wisconsin.
S. C. N. U. - 25-99
CURLS WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Couch Syrup. Tastes Good. Use
in time. Sold by druggists.
SAMPLES OF IRISH WIT.
Pat's Ready Tongue Maintains Ho
Two laborers set out from \Yesford
to walk to Dublin. By the time they
reached Bray they were very tired with
their journey , and the more so when
they were told they were still twelve
miles from Dublin. "Be me sowl , " said
one. after a little thought , "sure , it's
but six miles apiece ! Let us walk on. "
During a discussion at a meeting of
the Trinity College Historical Society
upon the slight consideration attached
to life by uncivilized nations , a speaker
mentioned the extraordinary circuui-
stauce that in China if a man were con
demned to death he could easily hire a
substitute to die for him. "And , " the
debater went on , "I believe many poor
fellows get their living by acting as
substitutes in that way ! "
"Well , Mick , " , said my friend , . "I've
heard some queer stories about your
doings lately. " "Och , ' don't belave
tlilin , ser , " replied Mick. "Sure , half
the lies tould about me by the naybors
isn't thrue ! "
A child went crying to its mother and
reported that it had swallowed a but
ton. "Well , well , look at * that now ! "
cried the woman. "Begor , I suppose
the next thing you'll do is to swallow a
buttonhole ! " This reminds me of the
graphic description by a beggar man
of his tattered coat : "Faith , ver hon-
ner , it's nothiu' but a parcel of holes
sewn together. "
A curious peculiarity of the Irish na
ture is the wide limits to which rela
tionship is extended. "Do you know
Pat Median ? " a peasant was asked.
"Of course I do , " was the answer.
"Why , he's a near relation of mine. He
wauce proposed for my sisther Kate. "
A clergyman told me that he has a
parishioner who is much addicted tc
drink. Meeting the man one day when ,
as the people say , "he had a drop in , "
the priest insisted that he should take
the pledge , for it was the only protec
tion against the temptations of the
public house. "You've never seen a
teetotaler drunk , Tom , " said the priest.
"Ah , your rivereuce , " replied Tom ,
"I've seen many a man drunk , but I
couldn't tell for the life o' me whether
they wor teetotalers or not ! " London
The Summer Bath.
Nothing is more refreshing and invigor
ating in summer than a daily bath. Butte
to have it beneficial soft water and good
soap must be used. Ivory Soap is the best
for the purpose ; it is pure , dissolves
quickly , sweetens and purifies the cuticle ,
gives a healthful glow to the skin , and
leaves it white and soft. Early in the
morning or just before retiring at night
will be found the most suitable times for
bathing. ELIZA R. PARKER.
Force of Rifle Bullet.
In the English official regulations for
1S9S it is stated that the mean extreme
range of the Lee-Metford bullet may be
taken as about 3,000 yards , although ,
with a strong wind , 3,700 yards have
been observed. The bullets find their
way through joints of walls , unless the
walls are made very Hue and set in
cement. About 130 rounds , concen
trated on nearly the same spot at 200
yards , will break a nine-inch brick
wall. Rammed earth gives less pro
tection than loose. When fired into
sand the bullet is found to be always
turned aside after it has entered a lit
Los Angeles and Return. $52.OO
On June 25 to July 8. Choice of routes
going or returning , at Northwestern office ,
Security Bank Building , or address II. C.
Cheyney , General Agent , Sioux City , Iowa.
The Death Penalty a Failure.
A writer in the Arena contends that
the death penalty has been a failure in
this country , basing this conclusion on
the increase in homicides. The figures
given are somewhat startling. In 1880
there were only 4,290 homicides in the
United States , but in fifteen years the
number went up to 10,500.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THE MAN "ON THE FENCE"
NEEDS BUT A HINT TO BRING HIM DOWN ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
He wants to buy a binder. Has been fooled once or twice and now really
wants to know what machine can be relied upon what machine will actually
"live up" to the claims made for it by its makers. Here.are some hints :
50,000 more Deering machines were sold last season than in any previous year ,
6700 employes are working day and night in the Deering factories.
85 acres of ground are covered by the Deering factories twice as large as
any other in existence.
Deering machines have the only perfect ball and roller bearings.
Deering machines are the lightest draft grain and grass cutters ever built.
These are straws. They tell which way the wind blows. They should
be helpful hints to the man on the fence.
DEERING HARVESTER CO. , - - CHICAGO.
Do You Know that There Is Sci
ence in Neatness ? Be
I , 5 Wise and Use
J - I1SAPOLIO
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DIFFICULT CHINESE LANGUAGE.
Lack of Alphabet and Number of Char
acters Distinguishinc Features.
The oldest spoken language now ex-
( stent upon the earth is the Chinese.
It lias an enormous list of words the
estimate of the number of characters
ranges from 23,000 to 2JO,000. ( The lan
guage has no alphabet. Each character
represents a complete idea , and corresponds
spends , practically , to the English
word. It is written in columns from
top to bottom of the page , and from
right to left. A Chinese book ends
where an English book begins. Writing
is done with a tine camel's-hair brush
and india ink.
The lack of an alphabet and the num
ber of characters make the labor of
learning to read Chinese burdensome.
Each character must be learned by it
self. When the student has mastered
5,000 characters the succeeding thou
sands must be learned in the same way.
Those which he has mastered furnish
no assistance to learning the others ,
save as practice may have given him a
certain quickness in perceiving the pe
culiar form which distinguishes each
character from its fellows.
The grammar of the language is so
simple as to be almost non-existent.
The same word serves indifferently as
a noun , verb , adverb or adjective.
Moods , tenses , persons , gender and
number are lacking ; there are neither
conjugations , nor declensions , nor aux
iliary verbs. The few Chinese who
have attempted to master the English
tongue regard its grammatical con
struction as clumsy and full of pitfalls.
The Chinese characters give no clew
to the pronunciation , and no amount of
book study will enable a foreigner to
speak the language. That ability must
be acquired from the lips of a living
teacher , assisted by months of- drill , a
quick ear , and great flexibility of the
vocal organs. Even the most faithful
effort fails to enable many foreigner ?
to speak Chinese correctly.
The Animated Stump.
Reforms are wrought in many and
curious ways , but seldom in a stranger
manner than that in which , says the
Kansas City .Star , a certain drunkard
was sobered. This man had wandered
at midnight into a low saloon. He gave
his order , and then leaned against the
bar for support.
A man standing near bj- took from
one pocket an addressed envelope , and
r'rom another a stamp , which he moist
ened with his tongue. Instead of ad
hering to the envelope , as the man in
tended , the stamp slipped from his fin
gers and flutteredto the floor.
The tippler saw it fall , and staggered
forward to pick it up. Just as he was
about to grasp it , the stamp darted in a
zigzag course toward the side wall ,
like a scared thing. Filled .with aston
ishment , the drinker drew back and in
tently watched the bit of paper , which ,
upon reaching the wall , began to
As it ascended , the tippler's face
grew more intent , his body more rigid.
He saw nothing but the mysterious ,
moving thing. His mind was soggy
from years of ceaseless drinking. He
thought that the animated stamp was
At the top of the wainscoting the
stamp stopped , squatted as if for a mo
ment's rest before ascending higher ,
and then made a dart toward the tip
pler's haggard face. The trembling sot
saw it stop , saw it hesitate , and leap.
He was unquestionably doomed if he
continued longer to drink to excess ; the
stamp had been given life to warn him.
So it seemed to him. With a pitiful
yell of fear and determination he
rushed from the saloon. From that
eventful night until he died , in prosper
ous circumstances , recently , the man
never swallowed a drop of liquor.
The moistened stamp had fallen upon
a cockroach's back , and stuck there.
Oldest Bank Note Extant.
Among the many products of civiliza
tion which were familiar to the Chinese
many centuries before they came into
use in Europe may be reckoned bank
notes. There is at this moment in the
possession of "The Old Lady in Thread-
needle Street" a specimen supposed to
be one of the oldest extant , dating from
the fourteenth century of our era. It
is now proved , however , that paper
money was issued in China as early as
807 A. D. These securities closely re
sembled the famous French assignats
in being based upon the estates of the
kingdom. The Bank of Stockholm
claims to have been the first western
institution to adopt a paper currency ,
but the Bank of England must have fol
lowed very close1' ' with its 20 notes ,
which were issued in 1G9G. London
The Rubber Tree.
The rubber tree is usually tapped four
times during the first year of its ma
turity , and the intervals of rest are
gradually diminished until it can be
tapped monthly. The rubber tree is
the inilch cow of the vegetable king
dom ; its yield continues to increase
with frequent and skillful milking un
til it reaches its maximum. Properly
cared for , a tree will yield steadily up
to its fortieth year ; in some instances ,
as long as fifty or sixty years. The
yield of gum , as well as the market
price , is variable ; but a healthy tree
should yield a revenue of $15 to S20
Citizen Is there any truth in the
Morning Screecher's statement that
since you assumed the reins of govern
ment the city's treasury has been ir-
reguiarly plundered by politcians ?
The boss Well , I should say not.
Why , the thing has been done as regu
lar as clock work. Philadelphia Rec
A woman whose hair is the color of
pulled taffy can't go into a drug store
without starting a story that she uses
Poor clothes cannot make
you look old. Even pale
cheeks won't do it.
Your household cares may
be heavy and disappoint
ments may be deep , but
they cannot make you look
One thing does it and
It is impossible to Icok
young with the color of
seventy years in your hair.
permanently postpones the
tell-tale signs of age. Used
according to directions il
gradually brings back the
color of youth. At fifty your
hair may look as it did at
fifteen. It thickens the hair
also ; stops it from falling
out ; and cleanses the scalp
from dandruff. Shall we
send you our book on the
Hair and its Diseases ?
The Best Advfco Feca *
U you do not obtain all the bcna-
flts you axpect&rt from the use of
the Vigor , trrito the doctor about It.
Probably there is sorao difficulty
frith your general system which
mar be easily removed. Address ,
DR. . C. A.7ER , Lowell , Mass.
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Height and Geniuy ,
Here are a few statistics bearing on
the question of height in its relation to
geiiius. Tall men : Burlie , 5 ft. 10 in. ;
Sir R. Burton , over 0 ft. ; Sir Walter
Raleigh , G ft. ; Peter the Great , G ft. 8
in. ; Thackeray , G ft. 3 iu. ; Lincoln , 6
ft. 1 in. ; George Washington. G ft. 3 in.
Medium stature : Lord Beaconsfield , 5
ft. 9 in. ; Byron , 5 ft. 8 % in. ; Voltaire.
5 ft. 7 in. ; Wellington , 5 ft. 7 in. Short
men : Balzac , 5 ft. 4 in. ; Beethoven , 5
ft. 4 in. ; Keats , 5 ft ; Napoleon. 5 ft. ;
Nelson , 5 ft. 4 in. ; De Quincey , 5 ft. 3 in.
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 aud
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 25c. Trial pack
age FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted ,
LeRoy , N. Y.
A Matter of Taste.
Moth I overheard some callers sa > -
ing this room is furnished in execrable
Other Moth Why , the idea ! I never
ate more palatable upholstery in my
It Works Like a Grain Binder ,
The only way to bind corn is the rea
sonable , sensible , horizontal way ; that is.
as nearly after the principle of a grain
binder as is possible. Those who have
used the Deering Horizontal Corn Binder
know that binding corn by machinery is
no longer an experiment. This machine
has roller and ball bearings , it is light
for two horses and free from side draft ,
and it does not scatter loose eafrs all over
Sheep , s Wool o a Barometer.
The wool on the back of a sheep is a
shepherd's barometer. The curlier the
wool the finer will be the weather.
Special Excursion to Colorado
June 25 to July 11. Choice of routes.
Round trip $20.00. Information at-North
western office , Security Bank Building , or
address H. C. Cheyney , General Agent ,
Sioux City , Iowa.
Affectation lights a candle to our de
fects , and though it may gratify our
selves , it disgusts all others. Lavater.
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is taken internally. Price 75 cents.
Although a man may acknowledge he
has faults he seldom owns up to those
his friends accuse him of.
Pico's Cure for Consumption is the best
of all cough cures. George W. Lotz , Fa-
bacher , La. , Aug. 26. 1895.
God never ceased to be the one true
aim of all right human aspirations.
Mrs. "Wlnslow's SOOTHING STBUP for Children
teething : sottens the gums , reauces inflammation
allays pain , cures wind colic. 25 cente a bottle-
Magnificent promises are always to
be suspected. Theodore Parker.
"WANTED. Caieof bad health that RTF-A-N-S will
not benefit. Send 5 cents to Rlpans Chemical Co-
New York , for 10 samcles and 1.000 testimonials.
Candor is the brightest gem of criti
The Greatest Railway Systems of
the United States *
Use CARTER'S INK
They wouldn't use it if it wasn't good.
Costs you no more than poor ink.
Insist upon having it.
LETTERS TO W&MZN
RELIEVED Of SUFFERING - -
Airs. George Osmun , of Bel videre.Warren Co. , N. J.writcs :
- Suffering as I had from weakness , irregularities nnd back
ache for several years , a release from this suffering was a
blessing. Oh I how I wish more suffering women would accept
your kind offer and be relieved. There is no need for women
to suffer. Mrs. Pink-ham's advice and Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound will relieve
Mrs. Ida Peters , Milan.Tenn. ,
" DEAR MRS. PINKHAM When 1
wrote to you the first time asking
your advice 1 was a great sufferer.
Menstruations were irregular ,
sometimes a week too soon and
then a week or two late , and when
they appeared were very profuse ,
great pain and tenderness in the
bowels , pain in back and limbs ,
leucorrhcea all the time. I was
weak and nervous and had no
appetite. Burning and choking
sensation in my throat. I received
your reply and followed all your
instructions and now 1 am cured.
I owe my recovery all to Mrs.
Pinkham's advice and her wonder
ful remedies. "
Mrs. Maggie P. Stine , New
Berlin , Pa. , writes :
"I have suffered with terrible
backache in the small of my back
for about seven years , and could
never get anything to help me.
I tried several physicians , but
found no help. I have now taken
three bottles of Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound , and
feel like a different woman. "
firs. H. A. , 124 Cedar Street ,
Owosso , flich. , writes :
' Nearly three years ago I wrote
to you asking advice in regard
to my health. I was so miserable ;
suffered from painful menstru
ation and backache , was nervous ,
dizzy and faint. I received such
a kind letter from you , telling me
just what to do. 1 followed your
advice and I now am recommend
ing Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound. I thank God
for this pain destroyer. "
'Mrs , McBamels * Life *
" Nearly all the time for seven A
years I was confined to my room ,
I consulted the best doctors in
my town , and tried almost every
thing I could think of , but
received no lasting benefit. My
whole body was diseased , and
the pains I suffered no tongue
can tell. I believe there' is not
a pain that any woman ever
suffered but what I have had.
I was troubled with backache ,
nervousness , a burning and con
stant distress in the stomach ,
painful menstruation , leucorrhcea ,
and at times very bad headaches.
At last seeing your remedies
so highly recommended I decided
to try them , and to write to you
concerning my troubles.
" After receiving your letter of
advice , I followed your directions
and have now taken four bottles
of L.ydia b , . Pmkham s Vegetable 'ff
Compound , one of Blood Purifier , one-half box of Liver Pills ,
and one and one-half packages of Sanative "Wash , and can say
that I feel like a new person. I think I should not have
been on this earth now , had it not been for 3four medicine.
I cannot thank you enough for your advice t me and your
wonderful medicine. " Mrs. Georgia McDaniteViewfieIds ,
Mrs. Pinkham's advice is promptly given
without charge to all suffering women who
write to her at Lynn , Mass , for aid.
She has helped thousands may she not
help you ?
More Than a Million Women Have Been
Helped by Mrs. Pinkham's Advice
R Successfully Prosecutes Claims.
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rra in cirU war 15 4J udicati&z claims , at t j ticca
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