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Is absolutely necessary in order to have
good health. The greatest affliction of
the human race is impure blood.
There are about 2400 disorders inci
dent to the human frame, the large
majority arising from the impure or
poisonous condition of the blood.
The best remedy for all blood dis
eases is found in Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Its remarkable cures are its loudest
praise. It is not what we say but
what Hood's Sarsaparilla does that
tells the story.
No remedy has ever had so marked
success, or won such enormous sales.
Scrofula in its severest forms yields
to its potent powers, blood poisoning
and salt rheum and liKiny other diseases
arc permanently cured 03' it. ror a
general Spring Medicine to remove
those impurities which have accumu
lated during the winter, or to overcome
That Tired Feeling, nothing equals
Soutli African Kaffir Choir.
When in the course of their singing
the words become especially deep and
full of meaning, the bodies of the sing-'
crs sway from side to side, and the
hands beat the time. This swaying is
especially noticeable in the Song of the
Hell; the body seems to imitate the mo-1
tions of the tongue that strikes the
bell, then falls back quivering, and
plunges down on the other side. An-,
other song is in native, describing the ,
progress of a family of natives from the
forest on a journey to tne coast, xne
listener is supposed to be at a house on
the side of the road upon which the
procession is to pass. At first he hears makes home a centre of warmth and in
them faintly, then louder and-louder, spiration. It chases away dull care,
and louder, until the singing reach his H invites the day-dreams that we all
door; then he too, with all the mem-. must love. It provokes imagination to
bers of the household, joins them with j pay ,is jolliest pranks. It sends its
his voiee and hands until the party , influence forth and bids us hasten back
passes away from sight and hearing, that we may enjoy the good it has to
During the entire journey this singing offer. It acts as a magnet and draws
and clapping of hands are kept up. the family close together. Itproraotes
Although you cannot understand the ' merry chat and harmless jest. It sug
words of the song, it is so vividly pic-1 gests good homely games, and the
tured that you catch its meaning with- young folks seek it out It becomes a
out a conscious effort on your part 1 centre of attraction, and brings good
Harper's Young People. friends to share its light and warmth.
rrofanlty and l'aln
Too often go toccther
Refrain from swearing
If vou arc suffering the tortures of rheuma- uucing uiai uecorauve eneci inatap
tls'm, and eek the aid of Hostetter's Stomach peals to all aesthetic houls than does
Bitters, which win exnei 1 o rbeumaiie virus
f rnm vnnr nlnnil Kidnev and malarial com-
plaints, dyspepsia, constipation, neuralgia
and biliousness are all relieved by this sterl-
Ins and comprehensive family medicine, ,
which should be kept always on hand for
Here is a really funny storj which
will amuse all who are interested in
football. On the occasion of a great
match in one of the English counties,
between a number of military otiicers
and a team of barristers, the former
had prepared a splendid lunch for the
visitors before the game. "loth teams
did thorough justice to the lunch, and!
mc legal gentlemen going msirong inr
the indigestiblcs. the officers antici
pated an easy victory. On looking
towards the football-grounds, however,
after lunch, the otiicers espied a re
markably fresh-looking lot of giants
kicking the ball about, and, in amaze
ment, asked their guests who the
'Oh,' replied one of them, just fin
ishing his last mouthful, "that's our
playing team: we are only the
"jig team, you know."
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THE DE LAVAL
was formerly pronounced incurable. Now it is not In all
of the early stages of the disease
will effect a cure quieter than any other
known specific. Scott's Emulsion pro
motes the making of healthy lung-tissue,
relieves inflammation, overcomes the excess
ive waste of the disease and gives vital
Tor Coughs, Colds, Weak Lungs, Sow Threat,
Bronchitis, Consumption, Scrofula, Anaemia,
Loss of Ple8h and Wasting Diseases of Children.
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" I wish to say that three years ago we had
a beautiful boy born to us. At the age of 11
months he breathed his last, a victim to im
pure blood. On Aug. 4, 1891, another boy
was born, who at the age of two months be
came afflicted with the same diiease. We
believed the trouble was constitutional, and
not common sore mouth. I procured a bottle
of Hood's Sarsaparilla and commenced to give
it regularly to both mother and baby. Im
provement began at once. We have succeeded
in cradicatius'thc scrofulous blood from the
system, and to-day we are blessed with a nice, I
fat baby boy, 18 months old the very
Picture of Health,
all life and full of mischief thanks to Hood's
Sarsaparilla. I am a minister in the Methodh-t
Protestant church, and it affords mc much
pleasure to recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla to
all as a safe, sure remedy. Eveu my wift,
after taking Hood's, became healthy and
fleshy and has the bloom of girlhood again."
Rev. J. M. Pate, Brookline Station, Missouri
Aestlieticlsm in Ilrat.
If once we come to know the charm
that the open fire has to offer, and if
realize its potency against
s, we will Mireiy insist upon
presence. Jet tne inventors ana ine
economists offer what they will. For
during the long winter days, such as
We recently have undergone, it makes
the home so bright and cheery as to
shut out even the thought of the dreary
bleakness without. And when the
spring opens, and even when the sum-
mcr comes, it allows ot just sumcient
heat at eventide to ehase away the
dampness that is certain to be felt. It
1 It makes a house a home in very truth;
t finI StVil it Arnc mrtA rtfii-jl rr.
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t, objcct to be obtained for the
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same, or even double,
outlay. Harper's Hazar.
Winter TourUt Tickets Via tbe Wabash
Are now on sa'e to all the winter resorts of
the South, good returning until June 1st,
U5. Also Harvest Excphsion Tickets to
all points south on excursion dates. In ad
dition to above. Railroad and (Steamship
tickets to all points in the United States
nnd EnorE, at lowest rates. For rates,
tickets, excursion dates and full informa
tion or a opy of the Home Seekers Guide,
call at Wat ash Office, 1502 Farnam street,
O. N. Ci.attos,
N. W. P. Agt, Omaha. Neb.
A Faithful Friend.
It is good for a man to have a friend
who can say the right thing. When
Tommcrs got so hard up that he had to
take a job at laying gas pipe he was as
tonished to find his friend Itrown look
ing down at'him in the trench one day.
'This is not the first time I have seen
! 1 , ' .1 I, ..a 1 a 11
you ii ere, saiu irown. .nu, uy inu
way, I saw Miss Willis the other day
I anu sue asiteu aoout you.
'You didn't give me away, did you?"
..Well, VOU know. I cannot tell a lie?"
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" on contemptible"
"Hold on! When she asked what had
become of you I told her the last time
1 saw you you were
at the corner turn-
ing up the street." Cincinnati Trib
is made to cure &
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FARM AND GABDEN.
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO
Some Up to Date Hints About Caltlva
tloa of the Soil mud Yields Thereof
Horticulture, Viticulture sad Flori
culture. The Soil.
The Missouri station publishes the
following on the conditions and com
position of the soil:
The soil is primarily a product of the
disintegration of rocks, Weather and
chemical agencies break these down
and the floating power of running
water, grinding and pulverizing the
material, carries the particles to lower
levels. There the broadening of the
streams checks the velocity of the cur
rent and the material, so far buoyed
up and carried along by the moving
water, subsides and forms land. This
grows by accretion from year to year
until it pushes through the water
where occasional overflows add to its
height until it escapes eventually even
these and becomes the fit abode of
In this way most of the soils of our
state have originated. The process
still continues and hundreds of thou
sands of tons of valuable material are
carried yearly by the turbid floods of
the Mississippi and its tributaries to
the ocean, there to build at some
future time a continent to be the seat
of an empire like our own. The fine
material in this process of transporta
tion is naturally carried further than
the coarse, the proportion between
the two being determined by the
nature of the rock from which it is de
rived, the length of time and char
acter of the atmospheric agencies
working upon it and the velocity of
the water rolling and pushing it
along. The great variety existing in
all these conditions produces, of
course a great variety of soils. In our
own state the fine clay like material,
that covers so large an area of it, be
speaks a remote source north of the
great lakes. The rocks from which it
is derived must have been largely
feldspathic, as otherwise such vast
quantities of cla3 and clay like earth,
as exists in the Mississippi valley
could not have been produced; but all
rocks containing fclds-par, no matter
what their structure and origin con
tain, beside what eventually will be
clay, potash and phosphoric acid, the
two elements without which no agri
culture is possible.
How vast the quantity of these
substances is in our soils will appear
further on; but as both of them, as
mentioned, are soluble, they would be
washed away by the rains and car
ried into the ocean if in the disintegra
tion of the original rock, combinations
of them did not exist or were formed
that prevented this leaching process.
These combinations, while yielding up
to the growing plants from year to
year a certain amount from their
stores, thereby rendering continuous
growth possible, are yet in their to
tality preventive of waste and retain
enough of these most valuable in
gredients of a soil to preserve it to a
moderate degree of fertility for hun
dreds of years to come.
Upon this soil of a purely mineral
character plants begin to grow; first,
lichens and plants of simple structure
and low organization which, in time,
die and make room for others, leaving
behind their bodies. Then, as the soil
becomes richer in carbonaceous and
organic matters, higher organized
plants occupy it, passing through the
same phases of life as the former, and
enriching it at an increased rate by the
greater number as well as the greater
bulk of their bodies that fall victims to
organic law. Lastly, the higher type
of plants makes its appearance prepar
ing and leaving in the course of time
the soil in the condition of virgin fer
tility in which our forefathers found
it and of which, through ignorance of
the laws of vegetable growth, they
speedily despoiled it.
But the bodies of plants becoming
incorporated in the soil are not only
causes of the alterations which it un
dergoes by their growth. Many other
factors are active in changing a pure
ly mineral to a fertile agricultural
soil. The roots penetrate it in all di
rections and often to a great depth,
leaving after the death of the plant, a
net work of narrow channels, through
which air and water with their con
comitant actions, aided by heat and
frost, work a change in the character
of the soil that is helped along by the
roots themselves, which by their acid
secretions attack and dissolve mineral
matter previously insoluble. This
enters the plant, subserving the physi
ological processes of its development
and returns at its death to the soil
from which it was originally taken.
I but in altered forms, in
not previously existing', more soluble,
and, therefore, more readily accessible
to subsequent plants that ma' need it.
How considerable this factor is even
for a single season in modifying the
character of a soil, will appear further
on; and be it remembered it is not
only the carbonaceous matter of the
plant, not only its altered mineral
combinations that produce the change,
but also the nitrogen, originally ab-
acuv "uul "'".'"f m-...."
nllctfl RllCCPSSlUfclV from the atmOS-
-. 4T,of -!,- mrullRnntinn in
most important direction. Heat and
cold, dryness and moisture, chemical
action of the roots of the plants upon
the minerals of the soil and the incor
poration into it of their bodies with
their multiform proximate components
j including their nitrogenous constit
uents and air with its oxygen and
carbonic acid, bring about finally a re
sult as beneficial to us as it is natural;
and one withal, that is lasting if
knowledge and prudence recognizes
and deals with it in the proper man
ner. Renters and Farm Owners.
There is certainly one market in
which the demand is enormously
greater than the supply the market
in Iowa for industrious, reliable and
efficacious farm renters, says Sioux
City Journal. Even in so new a coun
try as northwestern Iowa the demand
is an anxious and, seemingly, a grow,
ing one. The progress of events ha
been so rapid, the development of ag
riculture so rapid, that there are thou
sands now who have farms the culti
vation and use of which they desire to
let to others. The land owners are
looking and bidding against each'
other for tenants upon whom they can
rely. There are plenty, too, of those
who want to be tenants, but the prac
tical trouble'fs that too many of them
are not desirable for one reason or an
other. The man who is content to live
from hand to mouth,Jkfget through the
year any way, to do as little work as
possible, to be afraid lest the farm be
kept up too well, to avail of every ex
cuse to loaf a day in tpwn, to neglect
the thousand little opportunities which
on a farm are so big in the aggregate,
or worse still, to exercise ingenuity in
beating the land owner out of every
possible part of his share this sort of
man is altogether too numerous, aa
farm owners have found out by bitter
experience. It is really a serious diffi
culty to find suitable tenants. The
market is suffering for lack of
supply. At least such is the grow
ing complaint of those who
claim to speak from experience. The
explanation a few years ago was that
land was so cheap and to be had on
such easy terms that the enterprising,
thrifty, intelligent man need not be a
renter at all or long, but would be a
land owner. But although the price
of good farm land in northwestern
Iowa is still relatively low, it has ad
vanced with great rapidity during the
last decade, and it is practically out of
reach of many. Their capital can be
better employed, for a period at least,
in the use of the land of others. As a
rule, rent is "on share," and not for a
fixed cash compensation, and it prob
ably will be for some time. Under
these conditions the relation of renter
and land owner is necessarily one of
confidence. Abuse of confidence has
already gone far to alienate the two
classes. All theories apart, it has
made a great opportunity for the re
liable renter. The man who is not
afraid to work, who knows how to
work, and who at the same time can
have it known of him that his word is
as good as his bond, is now and hence
forth will be in demand among farm
owners, no matter how small his
money capital may be. He is the man
for whom land owners are anxiously
looking. The renter who will take
hold and run a farm as well as the
owner did who made his fortune out
of its acres, the man who will keep -he
farm in repair and good cultivation
and who will strictly and promptly tic
count for its use has an inviting field
before him. He can almost command
The botanical name of Japan clover
is Lespedeza Striata, and the special
bulletin of the United States depart
ment of agriculture on Agricultural
Grasses and Forage Plants, (1889) saysl
This plant was introduced in some
unknownway, over forty years ago,
from China into the North Atlantic
states. It was little noticed before the
war, but during the war it extended
north and west, and has since spread
rapidly over abandoned fields, along
roadsides and in open woods, and now
furnishes thousands of acres of excel
lent grazing in every one of the gulf
states and is still spreading northward
in Kentucky and Virginia and west
ward in Texas, Indian Territory and
It is an annual and furnishes pasture
only during the summer and until
killed by the frost in the fall. The
small purplish blossoms are produced
singly in the axils between leaf and
stem, and the seeds ripen, a few at a
time, from about the 1st of August to
the close of the season. It reproduces
itself from seed on the same ground
year after year, and on this account
has been erroneously called a peren
nial. It will grow on poor soils, either
sand or clay, but prefers the latter. It
is better adapted to poor soils than
Bermuda grass, both from giving a
more certain and perhaps larger yield
and from being more useful in restor
ing their fertility. On poor upland
soils it is seldom cut for hay, growing
only from six inches to one foot in
height, and being inclined to spread
out flat upon the surface. On rich,
bottom lands it grows thicker, taller
and more upright and is largely cut
It has been sown artificially only to
a limited extent as yet, but seed isnow
offered in the market, and its cultiva
tion is likely to be liberally extended,
especially on lands too dry or poor for
alfalfa, and where the true clovers do
not succeed. Japan clover is remark
able for holding its own against other
plants. It will run out broom sedge
and other inferior plants, and even
Hcrinuda in some localities. It docs
not withstand drouth as well as
either Bermuda or Johnson grass, but
soon recovers after a rain. The young
plants are easily killed by drouth or
frost, and for this reason a good catch
is more certain on an unbroken sod
than on well prepared land. Still,
there is believed to be less difficulty in
obtaining a catch with this than with
some other forage plants. A good
method of seeding is to sow in March
at the rate of one half bushel pcracre,
on small grain sown the previous au
tumn or winter.
For haj' it should be cut early, be
fore it becomes woody. It is cured in
the same manner as clover, and the
hay is apparently relished by all kinds
of stoek. There is some complaint
that stock do not at first eat it
readily while growing, and that horses
and mules are liable to be sali
vated if allowed to eat it freely while
luxuriant. In both these respects,
however, it probably differs little from
the ordinary clovers. No cases have
been reported of bloat or hoven being
caused by it.
Maryland Wheat Test.
The Maryland station gives a report
on wheat tests for the years 1893 and
1894, a summary of which is as fol
lows: 1. The six varieties of wheat which
gave the largest averages for the
years 1893 and 1894 were: Fultz, 44.4
bushels; Garfield, 43.3 bushels; Valley,
42.3 bushels: Wisconsin Triumph, 41. G
bushels; Badger, 41. t5 bushels, and Cur
rell's Prolific, 41.1 bushels per acre.
L'. Nitrate of soda did not increase
the growth of either Crimson Clover or
Cow Peas grown as a fallow for wheat,
nor did an application of 300 pounds of
a complete fertilizer have any effect
on the peas.
3. Crimson Clover fallow for wheat
gave 40.9 bushels per acre; Cow Peas
fallowed for wheat gave 33.1 bushels
per acre; land without either the Peas
or Clover and with 30 per cent more
fertilizer gave only 33. 1 bushels per
4. Corn land wheat which had been
limed for the previous crop of corn
gave 31.3 bushels of wheat per acre;
that which had not been limed made
22.8 bushels per acre The plot which
was limed has a fine set of clover; that
which was not limed is practically a
failure so far as the set of clover is
5. Nitrate of soda while having no
effect on wheat which had been heavi
ly fertilized, increased the yield 75.5
per cent on wheat which had received
6. Spring barley yielded 26.7 bushels
to the acre. Winter barley yielded 50.5
bushels to the acre; Wheat under the
same conditions yielded 36.7 bushels to
7. The set of grass is very much
better on the barley than the wheat
There are large districts in the west
where people with asthma, hay fever,
and consumption can find temporary
and often permanent relief from their
A Dry Roup Care.
H. B. Greer writes to Midland
Poultry Journal as follows:
Last winter we had several cases of
the mumps in our family and called in
a physician for consultation. We were
using a liquid solution for spraying
the throats of the youngsters having
the mumps, but our doctor stopped it
and gave us a prescription which we
had filled. He recommended it as the
very best thing for irritation or in
flammation of the throat, and more
easily applied than the fluids.
The children soon got well, and one
day we took a notion to examine the
preparation carefully, to taste it and
try to find out what was in it. Finally
an idea struck us and we went to the
drug store and got a fresh lot of 'the
mixture, and also a little spraying1 ma
chine or blower, that worked on the
principle of a bellows a little trick
costing only 10 cents. Then we went
to a coop where we had a roup' hen,
and we treated her to a dose of the
doctor's throat remed3r. We blew it
in her mouth, nostrils and eyes. The
next day she was very much better,
her roup having seemingly about dried
up. We gave her two more applica
tions and cured her.
Shortly afterward we got in several
Plymouth Rocks from the country that
soon developed distemper, and strong
indications of roup. We puffed the
dry mixture into their eyes and mouth
and cured them with two doses. Then
we became quite anxious to know just
what we were using, and so we went
to the druggist and asked him. He in
formed us that the mixture, which
was in the form of a powder, was com
posed of sulphur, alum and magnesia,
about equal parts.
We are glad to give this new rem
edy for roup to our poultry friends j
free of cost. We like it for one reason I
and that is its dryness. It does not
wet the head of the afflicted bird and
thereby induce more cold and disease.
It is cleanly, easily applied and very
effective. It starts the process of dry
ing up and healing as soon as applied.
It allays the fever and the bird soon
gets well. In ca.se of canker it is well
to remove cankerous growth before
applying the powder. Take a blunt
stick and remove the substance, and
then blow the powder over the affected
We have applied many roup cures.
but the mixture of sulphur, alum and j
magnesia, equal parts, in a powdered
form beats all others we have tried.
Give it a trial and report.
KeniiniMccnscs in I'oultry Knitting.
Philadelphia Times says: In old
time, say fifty years ago, Bucks county,
in this state, was held to surpass anj'
locality west of the Hudson in raising
poultiy, while they monopolized the
making of capons, and of these latter
the writer has seen a beautiful, plump
pair weighing ten pounds and one
This success was due to the practice
of the farmer giving the charge and
emoluments of the poultry yard to his
daughters, and they gave constantand
intelligent earc to the work. The
young turkey broods were kept dry,
and it was with pride that Priscilla
would announce that of sixteen turkey
poults she had "lost nairy one." Alas!
the modern Priseilla has come to town,
is raising bangs instead of chickens
and bending over a typewriter for ?f a
Of all the states in the Union Rhode
Island is pre-eminent in turkeys, and
a forty pounder from that locality has
often graced the Christmas hoard of our
ministers abroad. A famous breeder
was James Williams of Kent county.
In 1S29 he sent a monster to Gen.
Jackson. It weighed fifty-one pounds
and was driven to Washington alive in
a carriage by Williams himself. It
was nearly four feet high. Large fowl
arc generally coarse, but the Rhode
Islanders are the exception.
Of all eminent Americans none sur
passed Gen. Winfield Scott in devotion
to the good things of the table. His
steward, Craig, used to go to New York
in the fall and make engagements for
the best of the market during the win
ter, and a supply of Rhode Island tur
keys was always included.
Geese and ducks are more favored by
the Germans than by the Americans.
While not one person in a hundred has
ever eaten canvas back duck, it is a
cherished American tradition that it is
the greatest of all table delicacies.
Well, it's a fraud. To get the boasted
flavor of the "wild celery" on which it
feeds it must be cooked half raw, and
is generally as tough as a boiled owl.
With the exception of the little "blue
winged teal" no duck that swims can
surpass a well fed, well cooked puddle,
such as 3'ou can buy in our market for
10 cents a pound. Canvas back is now
50 cents a pound.
M. Gkandkau, a French writer, once
said: "During centuries past experi
ence in the scientific sense of the term
of agricultural art is unfortunately a
large accumulation of observations
that remains stationary. The wealth
of the agriculture of a country is the
most solid pivot of public and private
fortune. There is no question more
important to the material prosperity
of the nation than that treating of ag
riculture nor one in which the inter
vention of the government is more im
posed. To the government belongs
the duty of instructing by every means
possible the general cultivators and
furnishing at the most useful times all
information relative to commerce, to
the markets and the latest agricult
ural importations, all the departments
and agricultural associations, assisting
by their efforts in the propagation of
the best methods and the experimental
demonstration of the results acquired
:n the schools and stations.
A Tkxxessee breeder assures Fanci
er's Review that asafcetida will cure
limber neck. Give the afflicted bird
a pill of asafcetida as large as a pea,
and repeat the dose in twenty-four
hours if the bird is no better. Limber
neck resembles St. Vitus dance in the
human family. The fowl staggers
about as if drunk, its neck twists all
about; it falls down and reels around,
but at times it seems all right, with
hardly a trace of the affliction visible.
Its appetite is good, and it does not
have any symptoms of other a Mictions,
such as diarrhoea, or roup symptoms.
Cause unknown. We had two cases in
our yards in Georgia. Both died in a
week. We used no drugs, as we did
not know anything about the iualad3',
and never saw a case of it until then.
We afterward advertised for a rcmedj'
for limber neck, and the a.safetida
cure was sent to us. Try it, and re
port if you have cause to use it.
Two more of the Chinese ironclads
have been &ent to the bottom by the
Japanese fleet. They were the two
best ships of the "Celestials," the
Chen Yuen and the Ting Yuen. These
two ships with two smaller ones brave
ly attacked the Japanese fleet at Wei-Hai-Wei
and fought till the two large
ones went down. There seems to be a
marked improvement in the fighting
of the Chinese, and if the war be con
tinued for a long time China may give
a better account of herself.
The French claim that gasmaking
was invented by Lebon in 1802, who
made gas by the dry distillation or
Tbe Dog Feared a Scarcity of Cake at the
A lady near here recently made a
cake to take to a society supper, and
after it was well frosted set it out of
doors to cool. When she went for it it
had disappeared, and not having time
to bake another, she had to buy one to
carry. The same afternoon a church
circle, who were getting ready for a
supper, were called out by a big dog,
who was found on the steps to the ves
try holding in his mouth a handsome
cake on a pan. No one recognized the
dog, but, supposing he had been sent
by some one, the cake was taken from
him, he giving it up cheerfully. But
on inquir3 later no one could be found
who knew an'thing about the dog.
The myster3 increased until it eame to
the ears of the lady who lost the cake,
but even yet the myster3 of the dog's
friendship for that church is unsolved.
Catarrh Can Not Be Cared
With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as thev
can not reach the seat of the disease. Ca
tarrh is a blood or constitutional disease,
and in order to cure it you must take in
ternal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken internally, and acts directlv on the
blood and raucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is not a quack medicine It was pre
scribed by one of the best physicians In this
country for years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the best tonics
known, combined with the best blood puri
fiers, acting directly on the mucous sur
faces. The perfect combination of the two
ingredients is what produces such wonder
ful results in curing Catarrh. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, price 7"c.
Halls Family Pills. 25c.
Itoileil Turkey With Celery.
Chop half a head of celer3' very fine.
Mix with one quart of bread crumbs,
two scant tablespoonfuls of salt, half a
teaspoonful of pepper, two heaping
tablespoonfuls of butter and two eggs.
Stuff the turke3 with this, sew up and
truss. Wring a large square of white
cotton cloth out of cold water, and
dredge it thickty with flour. Pin the
turkey" in this, and plunge into boiling
water. Let it boil rapidly for fifteen
minutes, then set it back where it will
simmer. Allow three hours for a tur
key weighing nine pounds, and twelve
minutes for every' additional pound.
Serve with celery sauce. The stuffing
m:i3' be made the same as above, onl3'
substite oysters for celery, and serve
with oyster sauce.
Worm In Horse.
Tbe only sure cure for pin worms In horsea
known is Stekctce' Ifos Cholera Cure.
Never fall's to destroy worms In horses, Iiors,
sheep, dozs or eats; an excellent remedy for
sick fowls. Send sixty cents In United
States postase stamps and I will send by
mail Cut this out, take it to druggist and
pay him fifty cents. Three packaset for $1.50
express paid. G. C. STEKETEE,
urana itapias, men.
Mention name of paper.
Little dro s of rain 1 rijihten the mead
ows, and little drojis of kindness brighten
Hegeman'a Camphor lee with (lyrrlne.
The original ami only genuine. CuresChanpol Hands
and Face, Cold Sore, &c. C. U. Clark Co.,J.Ha en.Ct-
J.'an is of too noble and too high a birth
to Le a slave to his 1 otlv.
If the Ilaby lit Cutting- Teeth.
leisure andiife thatoM and well trlnl remrdr, Mrs.
iviNSLoWs Soothing STncr for Children Tcething-
('euiiw 1 egins great works; labor nlone
There is nothing so powerful as truth
il often nothing so strange.
Send For It. It's Free.
Everyone who is dissntistied with his
surroundings, who wants to better his
condition in life, who knows that ho can do
so if given half a chance, should write to .1.
Francis, Omaha, Xeh.. for n copy of a little
look recently issued by the passenger de
partment of the Burlington Route.
It is entitled 'A New Empire" and con
tains 2 paes of information about Sheri
dan county nnd tho Big Horn Basin. Wy
oming, a veritable land of promise towards
which the eyes of thousands are now hope
One can have no greater enemy than a
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
richtly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
nevs, Liver and Howels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
everv objectionable substance.
Svrup of Figs is for sale by all dn?-;-gists
in 50c and'Sl bottles, hut it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. onlv, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
Read what the World's
Fair Judges said when grant-
" A bright, sweet navy
plug chewing tobacco, con
taining finest quality of Bur
ley Leaf. Has a fine, rich
flavor and excellent chewing
qualities, combining all points
necessary to rate this product
of the highest order of
excellence in its class."
Everybody who tries Cli
max Plug says it's the best.
For sale everywhere
'HE U. S.
others in leavening strength.
(BuUtlin ij. AflDtft.f.sv).)
It is the best and 'most economical.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. 106 WALL ST.. NEW-YORK.
Effects or .Modern Kill. Ballets.
Irofessor Hols Reymond, the physi
ologist, has been experimenting as to
the effect of modern German rifle bul
lets on the human body. He says:
"The bullet of the old styled rifle bored
only a comparatively small hole in the
portions of the body through which it
passed, whereas the new bullet has an
astonishing explosive effect If, for in-'
stance, the ball passes through the
head of the corpse, the skull is burst
asunder in all directions, and very little '
of the head remains.' The professor
explains by saying that the speed of the '
bullet is so great that when it meets
an obstacle it dashes to pieces exactly ,
the same as drops of hardened glass !
burst asunder when the points are
broken off. I
Wo thiuk Piso's Cure for Consumption is '
tho onlv medicine for coughs. Jaxxie
Picknaki), Springfield, II!., Oct. 1, IS'M. '
Prosperity is n great teacher: adversity i
is a grtnterT
If you know how to spend less than you
get, you have the philosopher's stone.
A general banking business is done by
the human system, because the blood de
posits in its vaults whatever wealth we may
gain from day to clay. This wealth is laid
up against "a rainy day " a a reserve fund
we're in a condition of healthy prosperity
if we have laid away sufficient capital to
dmw upon in the hour of our greatest need.
There is danger in getting thin, because it's
a sign of letting down in health. To gain
in blood is nearly always to gain in whole
some flesh. The odds are in favor of the
germs of consumption, grip, or pneumonia,
if our liver be inactive and our blood im
pure, or if our flesh be reduced belozo a
healthy standard. What is required is an
increase in our germ-fighting strength. Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery enriches
the blood and makes it wholesome, stops
the waste of tissue and at the same time
builds up the strength. A medicine which
will rid the blood of its poisons, cleanse and
invigorate the great organs of the body,
vitalize the system, thrill the whole being
with newenergyand make permanent work
of it, is surely a remedy of great value. But
when we make a positive statement that oS
percent, of all cases of consumption can. if
taken in the early stages of the disease, be
CUKKO with the 'Discovery,"' it seems like
a bold assertion. All Dr. Pierce asks is that
you make a thorough investigation ami
satisfy yourself of the truth of his as-eition.
By sending to the World's Dispensary Med
ical Association, Buffalo. N. Y.. you can get
a free book with the names, addresses and
photographs of a large number of those
cured of throat, bronchial and lung diseases,
as well as of skin and scrofulous affections
by the "Golden Medical Discovery." They
also publish a book of i3o pages, being a
medical treatise on consumption, bronchitis,
asthma, catarrh, which will be mailed on
receipt of address and six cents in stamps.
Thomas P. Simpson. Wihineton,
U.C So attv':rr until Patent ob
35 Gent Patterns tor 10 Gents.
These patterns retail in fashion bazaars and
stores for twenty-fiie to forty cents each, but
In order to Increase the demand nmonj; strang
ers v:e offer them to tho lady readers of this
paper for tho remarkably low price of only lO
Cents Each. Postage one cent extra.
The patterns aro all of tho very latest w
York styles, and are uncqualed for style accu
racy of 11 1. simplicity and economy. For twenty
four years theso patterns havo been used the
country over. Full descriptions and directions
- as the number of yards of material required,
the number nnd names of the different piece in
the pattorn. how to cut and til and put the gar
ment together. "' sent with each pattern.
LAMF.S" Iiitcso Si.eevko Pattern No. ftM! Is
cut in three Mzes. viz.. Si, W ami :o inches
No. 1 i- the butterfly sleee here shown in
motj.-Iwe cle sole over bripht tolored satin.
TMs style of sleeve is much in voxiic for swell
occasions and on he made with or without the
lower lit tint: portion as preferred StylKh gar
niture of pasM-nH'ntf n insertion or rib! on in
lows or roietf-s are loinetims displayed over
lie shirring that marie- the center of puff with
added attnictiene-i 'I he de-dsn N suitable
for all materials, either to match or corre
spond with the dress fiil.nc.
So. 2 is the Italian sli''t and is very Iwfom
Inir to. slender women. It i also urniiuteilowr
a titled lining and can be plaited or gathered at
the upper edsre as preferred. Kxtra fullness is
addel at the inside s-eam. which throws da nlv
ripples and curses aero" theann. adding to the
artistic efle-1. As a nosf-ltv thl- -t le N much
In faor witli the lln-de s.e. Ie women ;iml will
make up attractively in silk. velet or woo.'t :i
fatrits to correspond or contrast with thew.u-t
Xo. 3 N a very full s&rot Ieoe. the popular
style that is hccoinin to all and can te made
'rom any material.
The retail price of pattern is M cents
I v COUPON ORDER BLANK. I
Kcr Iadie. srlsr Itl'JiT mraurr. Fr MKIKT ratt.rn. zlrn HAI.ST measure onlr Kt
C mlte, lojf, girls or children, rise BKCAST measure nn'y. Sen! 11 rriilo for e;icli at:ern S
F Miser dimes sriaprcil in tair and enclo-ed In enselope will corns afelj- lj- mall.
C X-ll Addicts COIFO PATTKRJT '.. ImcU. Box TIT S-sv York. . V. SJ
Fr.afi7 COSTS YOU SOTHISSJIS
eserTcfcre w-o eficr?!-
Yt tUll. ITCIICV
ties liteetl term:
liar, c-utttia ua
afid sm:a toas.
75.00O In Vv.
OXFORD MFG. CO.,
Irenraaaatnl hnKytp. MCaa"
i9 BecaptuaL T MSvaEfcasssaf.J
ImcaTiTutWaiat Wa HflCIV yafassB
Sa Thta wi.ftiwrasfSB TTasss
cially reports ROYAL Bak
ing Powder superior to all
The Hoc Had ImxmI Memorv,
The owner of an Irish water spaniel
was out walkinsr with him. when he
crossed a frozen mill dam. and acci
dentally dropped his snuff box through
a small crevice in the ice. The dog was
greatly distressed at not being able to
get the box, but was obliged to go
home with its owner, who thought no
more of the matter. Two months aft
erward when the frost had gone, he
and the dog passed the same place.
The dog paused opposite the spot where
the box had disappeared, seemed to
think intently for a minute, then
plunged in, and returned to tho bank
with the snuff box m his mouth.
Ely's Cream Balm
Apply Balm into each noxtril.
E1.T Bros., M Warren St-.N.Y.
Lt jrfir winn'nl n rUber.t fUn nf ...rt ,nr
hit bfoi. rir lulf through. OIK tlltritf lFllt
BISArTElKKIl. Whr BrcunpnKWIKKIMFKWIII Ltl
fllTH Bl'SnCSS. Tlirre but on thin loilo ilMrr
the atlvprtuipff jmt tr,ot ettrv energy to filling the ort!r
with which we wcra 3uo.lcl This wr dl anl hinttt wit i
reasonable rroinitna ui.t miprec0ntp"l r,, bu.in.
with bUKiiin ic-rntUKS. i.wkkisku itmms.
AID TWCYTY IIKtWII noises uttn mill II n hi-.
TRIBtTK OIK :(IIIUNK CO NOW I!E tUR IM.UIItr
CUXC Last jrarwecoiild not rrtlure frifr trrau.pwe nrri
toroptlfal in sonto way to limit tlil-maiMt for Arrmvtor g.t.
We wouM haelcen satisfied with louer pric-v but wh) rrr
a dVmaml which we couM not sti.l) ? We hte mwl th?
heaviest purchases of stwl ant inatrml honsbt in Amenca this
year, ami at inrrrrelrutnl price, ami bite mail trrms n
dealers which enahlethem to make unpretevlrnt'! rirr..
In uualitv. character, larietr. tini.h. ami acce.sttMlitv -,
full stock of ("oils anil repairs, we are witliout competilnrs.
I In our plan ot alrfrtisin;c Isst year, we proo.rl to f urni.h t
. feedcutterunilercertimeonilitiopsforir Fr rrssens sratl
I abose we ul not roru lt the atlvrrtisiup, ami tbe frfl rtt
I ter was not put out. We now propose to nuke anirv1 m
I the follow ine manner- We will annonnre in this aer mir
9EW A1X-STFEL TIM SlTEItlOa FEEU flTTril.riUKIU
rath with onltr, f , o. b. Cli.cac1 Only on to on? ptnon. Ii t-
furnish aJdrre of tm neighr--- wh ought to liM nf
thine in our tin. Cut irsciipt.uu an! fnlt information le-
taram; it uiii jcpear Mn.
catthon irm ajaiit pnyj
wiif owyifn Thtnj
fiOM oh th fart of M
UfUUr to ortrrh'ity
prfc is $10 T(Vnr
rffiV?. To tV
vropr rrtrtan! fii-fi-
' vrnfit to I
IfA.if ynn ?f
ftV. WIF tit ttf
Mt.r Ntrcj anl vm
fc vrvtfrtfti t
rr. nt ahm hirp bm
vlieer in low pfe
Beciute of th rnxtiRTOirti
i output of our factories
ararcnaMrd to hate Mctil
fooN fur each pic, ir I
on it to nterelr pirkmr t
thus ir-iure the html liNr
the materiU ami Lit. mi it
donn Mm So small hi
on the material which
Income the cost of labor put j
ll tht it is not worth
mentioninr. We lia r.
matcriil in the cwiiitrv.
ine ma-lriip in the form f
come the Ijr;rt tleaiVr
the mutti-Ml. of courr.e !- I
fkirfl catvantzrtl after rom J
petim wilM.UllII, ttmfs
ptitup, ftr, To ifh an
(tilling an.l tixej), tanlv
extent hasth:lecoietrue, I
the prifeof tir jtonN (anjl
and to -mcii an extent hi
onth-t account tn !
Line or our Diiine ren
, dfir! coin tit "n intf
vl lei, lint I'OI It I.AKCK ff IMfllLI. M flfA-. KUV HI t IMI
; TIIEIIt TOUFKH OK I 4 Tlll-i 1FU THF1 M IT HF.
nrSKWE nahKTIiK OXI.T ABSiLl'TFI. KFIURI.F alll
SlFRTOrTKUt HTtrKTI!F.Y t IHi OF IHl'IIFirriC
. Tin's thev can iiiiMit nrr4isR.UK iiaiMc iiiR run
rutin to G.!.v4wzr ftikitiii-sq aftm. it is con.
I rLKmi, !( l03.ro.TE EYF.UTHIVI FAUTI.V HtHlir.
j Tlese concerns are w, for. even thotnh thy mar int
i fumiih th hetof trf... th wlWl wtli hue thrift t'p-
tpoit. Peni lo us your name twt airlrei anrt lho-.rof your
netphhorx who may nl conirthlii.T in our ln an-l Hie rrto (V
them s com! turn. The- AcrnKtr . I one of the -.. vwc
fill ImMncw enfrrnrue winch has U-en Itunchnl in r-nt
time In MiereMin.;3t"'riniei.t will I . - tt.M-. attf m'i'
t!cir tho lines t n rhich thatsurcev hi.len worfclo t U
tta.Ionetty a farmer's ". A cttnl fli wrcf hevt
Terti,ement may s 15 t fnrninr ainr fintn hoy a rarr
AermotOr CO. lSlfci:okwe!IAHlIortfM,Obleto
Illustrated cnta.'ocrn eliowinK WEIJ,
UUJU, UUsJIS. ui:il.is. 11 1 mtAUi.iu
ASD JKTTIMt MACIIINERT. etc.
8airr Fniat. llare been tested anil
Blouz City Kneim k Iron Works. ,
Hnrresnr tft IV"h M fir Cn 2
Nl.inx City. loiro.J
IMll UD1UTJ ATI3.. Ituni'ia ,l, .71"
' with a plctur1 of tho parmrnt to co by Theso
1 patterns are cnrnple'e la eiery particular, thero
r-elwra separate p-.tti-m for vcrv sinplo piece
I of thedrp.is Your oruer will t-elllled th" orae
dav it 1" roielvi-J
Order patterns by number and cive feize in
Everv pattern c.aran:eil to be perfect.
THEY A2TE CT.OVE nSTIKO.
Tocetcot Hr-Tand UltKAST measure, put
tho tape mea.-.Tirr ALL of the wav around tho
tcdy. oter th rtrrss cIos nn'lT the arm.
Price of each pattern. lO cents, wheo
ordered on co ipnn jTinfd Le'oiv
Postage ono tent extra on KAC'II pattern
Misses" Coti:mb. Pattern No C01 Is rut in
-four si7es. viz. : " s. Want I yars.
Cherry colored cashmere and n-auiy jxilnt-dc-venise
late, rnrnl ined ir malii" ibis ebarnr-ini;ilre-s
i!esi;ne.i (r jiartv ilao mc school or
The fancv arranremenf of the preitv waist la
madeowra fitted Imv liiunx that s uul.ite ;i
voke at the upper w)riif:i a'nl corm-d wit i
Handsome lace tisi'-IIe-cross the snni!t.r
and fall on ea-h MI"of (root in jabot "tyi. The
clo-im? K invisible m .-enter back. Ill I!m
pire puffs are -uIU'iIv arraictl nr titled
sleeve iirinirs a frill f laie tnls'iint them at
the ell nw
Tne full round skirt Is trlimn"d with a .siwete
ltaiid of insertion itu iuatc!i IScei -fueil o:i
slim- tr.eileep hem. The upivr ctlsc in fatn
ereil and seised to lower edue of waist Tne
addition of a jruliuiie will maSe this pr"ttv cos.
tunie suitable for general we.r Velvet ttilt
.r silk can be usii ia j ai e of the lace witti
sflish cfTect and the sieevefr II can lieorniltul
altogether if .so preferred.
'repon. camels hair t.iffeta Henri"' or
aav soft woolen or ni'xej fjii r'es mil raali1' up
stslishlv bv the mo I
The retail price of pattern is i'V i ent-
oniiilm II. !!"
.sseiiu Ailertiseiiieuc ivinUly
.einitoit tliU 1'aper.
CURB WHtRt AIL tLSfc FAILS. El
Beet Coush Sjrnp. Tastes Good. TJcogi
in time, gold ny aroggats. Wff
VtfSy, "V "H?"iVv!wv .' JW
ylv lit ) V Awi iy
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