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Feed Your Nerves
Upoa rick, pure, noariahiag blood by .
. ( tafclag Hood's Scntparilla, and yoa
will be free froai taow spells of da-
aBpair, those sleepless aihU and anxious
' days, those gloomy, deathlike feelings',
those sndden starts at mere nothings,
; .'those dyspeptic symptoms and bliadiag
. ' this for many others it will core yon.
Is America's Greatest Medicine, ft; six for S3.
, "Hood's Pills cure Sick Headache. le!
. Why is it thai people who assume
the most usual! knew the least?
A bath with CCSHO BUTTERMILK
SOAP, exquisitely Fcented, is soothing and
beueficioL Sold everywhere.
.'.Beauty may be only skin deep, but
the pride of it reaches into the heart.
A drug store in Atlanta casgkt in
the other day and a level-headed clerk
ran into the store cellar, seized a.large
soda tank which had just ben charged
with the licuid that bakes the "fizz,"
then rushed at the blaze with tt and
opened the faucet. When the firemen
arrived there was nothing for thest to
There are two great walls in Chins
one is forty feet thick and fifty feel
high, and surrounds Pekin. It is six
ten miles in circumference. The othet
the ereat wall of China? is nearly
1.3C0 miles long, and it was built ovei
2,000 years ago.
GOOD SHORT .STORIES
CHS Fact KlriMl
Craat Saaslsris VseS ta Tact
Vlcttau Iasy Daya
rttla ef Bleakalsa,
than an jthtaz eUe. It ia alua nil!:. Ttr it.
Those who prefer the service of sin
must be satisfied with the wages of sin.
' Z' To Care t,oannmtios Veravas
"akeCacarcts Candy Cathartic. I0cor25a
.IiGCC. lail v cure, drusaists refund moss..
The Blaa-ent Kicycle la tbe TVerlS.
A German has just completed a bl-
that has one wheel nine feet in
diameter. Two people ride it one on
ccch side. It runs easily because of its
scientific construction. The scientific
formula of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
is the reason of its great virtues in
making the weak strong. If youi
health is poor, try a bottle.
It was a summer evening;
Old Kaspar'a work waa done
And before bis cottage door
Waa sitting in the sun.
And by him sported on the green
His little grandchild Wilhclmine.
She saw her brother Peterkin
Roll something large and round.
Which he beside tbe- rivulet
In playing there had found;
He came to ask what he bad found.
That was 'so large, and smooth,
Why are policemen and dog catcher
.Here is a curiosity In the shape of
a Latin sentence:. "Satcr arepo teret
.opera rotas," which means. "The eower
will wear away the wheels; I cease
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O. A. R. Claelnnat! EacaMtrsseat.
The Monoa Route, with its our
trains daily, is the best and most com
fortable line to Cincinnati. The rate
will be only 1 cent a mile. Tickets on
sale Sept. 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th, good
to return Sept. 6th to 13th inclusive,
sr.d by extension to Oct. 2d. Send 4
cents In stamps for the Monon's beau
tifully illustrated boo!; on the Cincin
nati Encampment. Frank J. Reed, G
P. A.. Chicago. L. E. Sessions, T. 2
A., Minneapolis, Minn.
Why isn't an"a;r-castle builder a per
son cf hixh esteem?
So the falling of the hsir tells
of the spproach of age and
No matter how barren the tree
nor how leafless it may seem,
you confidently expect leaves
again. And why?
Because there is life at the
So you need not worry about
the falling or your nair, the
threatened departure of youth
end beauty. And why?
Because if there is a spark of
life remaining in the roots of
Tort Arthur Rout
with new trains to Kansas City and
the South. Quickest time to St. Louis
and the Southeast. Shortest route to
Qiilncy and East.
Finest chair cars (seats free) in the
West. Low rates to all summer re
torts. Everything up to date. For
rates and all information, call at PORT
ARTHUR ROUTE office. 1415 Farnaaa
street, (Paxton Hotel Block) or write
Harry E. Moorcs, C. P. & T. A., Omaha,
Why is it that but few married men
ever pity o!d bachelors?
tVhexi 4U vents a Rnshel.
ITow to grow wheat with big profit at 40
rents sn.l cample-- of Seizor's Red C'roH (80
Hmhelsperncre) Winter Wheat, Rye. Oat,
(.'lovers, etc., w:th Farm Seed Catalogue
for 4 cents jwM.ige. JOHN A. SALZEU
SEED CO., La Crose, Wis. w.n.u.
Why does the rolling stone gather so
many moss-covered anecdotes?
Con'i Tsbtcca Spit ana ernots VMir Ute Awsjr.
To quit tobacco eirtly and fcrevor. bs mg
rr ic. mil of life. nrve. and vigor. tnkeXo-Te-Bac.
the woctler-wf rlcer. that makes weak isea
simas. Alldrugzitts. 50corl. Cure guaran
teed Booklet and sample free. Address
itf riing Kc nit'U? Cc . Chicsico or New York.
will arouse it into healthy activ
ity, ine na:r ceases to come
out: it begins to grow: and the
giory or your youtn is restored
we have a book on the Hair
and its Diseases. It is free.
Itta Bmmt Mdwlam Frcm.
If yoa Ao tint obtain s!l tbo ber.rGU
yon czprctra inm tlie uto n tba V ipur.
wrlto the doctor alxtut it. I'robably
there ! aooto difflrultT with your i-n-
eral T(tem which caiy be eaaity
V'JL J. C. AVER. Low'.!. SUu.
did Kaspar tcok it from the boy.
. who stood expectant by:
And then the old man shook bis head.
And with a-natural sigh,
" 'Tis some poor fellow's skull." said he.
Who fell In the great victory
"I find them In the garden.
For there's many here about:
And often, when I go to plough.
The ploughshare turns them out:
For many thousand men." said he.
"Were slain In that -great victory."
"Now tell us what 'twas all about."
Young- Tetcrkln he cries:
While little Wllhelmlne looks up.
With wonder-waltlng eyes:
"Now tell us all about the war.
And what they klU'd each other for."
"It was the English." Kaspar cried.
"Who put tbe French to rout:
But what they klU'd each other for,
I could not well make out.
But everybody said." quoth he.
"That 'twas a famous victory.
"My father lived at Blenheim then.
Yon little stream hard by:
They burnt His dwelling to the ground.
Ana ne was rorced to ny:
So wlh JjIs wife and child lie fled.
Nor had be where to rest his bead.
"With Are and sword the country round
Was wasted far and wlile:
And many a childing mother then.
And new-born baby died:
But things like that, you know, must be
At every famous victory.
"They say It was a shocking sisht
After the field was won:
For many thousand bodies here
Lay rotting in the sun:
But things like that, jou know, must be
After a famous victory.
"Great praise tbe Duke of Martbro won.
And our Rood prince Eocene."
"Why. 't was a very wicked thing:"
Said little Wllhelmlne.
"Nay-nay my little girl." quoth he.
"It was a famous victory.
"And everybody praised the Duke
Who this great fight did win."
"And what good came of It at last?"
Quoth little Feterkln.
"Why. that I cannot tell." said he,
"But 't was a famous victory."
,dif arssce. howerar. tkst tls saagnA
cuatoster, who poshed into the restsarJ
ant, crying. "Give ass s steak, sJck!Hj
would lad the waiter oUlvtoss is alaj
presence for a apace ef several stln-j
"Can I have a steak?"
The waiter would not tarn frost sis
conversation with a soldier aboat kow
.the Third fared at Chickaataaxa.
"Say, -won't you take my order?"
Then, wiping his hands oa his spron
disclosing cavalry trousers, the waite
"You can have ham and' eggs If yott
are good. ..."
in the barroom it was the sams
thing. The customers who shouted
loudly for beer would have to wai
If they leaned on the counter the bar;
tender would say: v
"Here, mister, If yon do that again
you won't get any beer."
Wise were those who came to the
canteen with fitting humility, for they
were served promptly.
There are 40,000 native pupils in the
Sunday schools of the Fiji islands.
For a perfect complexion and a clear,
healthy skin, use COSMO BUTTERMILK.
SOAP. Bold everywhere.
Since the birth of Christ 4.000,000,030
mrn have been slain in battle.
Recent improvements in the new
models Xos. G, 7, and 8 Remington
Typcwritprs make tnem better man
ever before. Send for a catalogue.
I H.K.1.UU, Ciduiiiua ct ui.ucuili, iuu
ruiiiaui ducli. uuiaua.
The eldest iron vessel in the world
is the :lichi.jan. built in 1S44.
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is a constitutional cure. Price, 75c.
If you sit In a draught the doctor
may cash it for you.
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AN ACCIDENT AND LIFE PRESERVER.
Grefttctt Xcc't Yofce ctr In
cntcit. cotuhlnlDf; strength
lura'.i!i:iy and nfcr. Ilam(--o!hc!t
painted. Will not allow
tnnpue to drop If traces become
looe. JCo rattle.
JClckc! Loops and Accra
NItkclTIps aaJ Ccnt-r..
Center, without VoVe...
rarm Woa Grip Ring....
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COSMO BUTTER.IILK TOILET SOAP
males the hkia soft, wmte and healthy.
!A Pontiac (Mich.) man recently
wrote to Admiral Cervera, asking him
j to send his autograph. He also in
, closed a dollar and Invited the Admiral
j to have a rood cicar for his trouble.
i He received the following letter in re
j p!y: "My Dear Sir: The admiral, my
father, takes great plessure in sending
you his ainotjraiih. as he docs. How
eer much he would like to smoke a
trood cirar with you (if he smoked),
yn-i will understr.sd that he cannot
tak the dollar for that, and directs me
to return foe check. Yours, Angel Ccr-vern."
Editors are invariably law-abiding.
Made in three me. to at po:e ups ij tor. Scad j wrs are lnvanaoiy law-abiding.
forritrEiiiujtnitcd circu'ir. i Of the 4.C94 arrests made in Richmond,
Miruai icranio.i(ecis AC'Jrctf,
AUTOMATIC GRIP HECK YOKE CO.
81 Harding Street, Indianapolis, Ind.
Oee KZt Vest d tbe Voivtr el Hum Ditaa
ST. MARTS ACADEMT for young ladlwi. ew en
tertns upon Its forty-fourth J'r or active edg
tlona) wurW. bus earned the reputation of iiein
oieofUie;noit tbor. uzhr eqiipd and tu.-cewful
rn.tltntlua !n the Uaited State. The Academy
loilldlnir. a-e beautifully altnated on an emlnnro
cTer lookhiK the plctnrenjue banks uf the Su Jitaepa
ttiicr. Alt the branches or
A Thcrcush English sod
: Gassical Educatico,
fBrlndlatr Greek. Ijfn. Trenrh and German are
tauzi.t by a Faculty of competent tracben. On c-m-rjtlafi
the full course of studies student rccelYa
Rtgular Ccl!egiate Degree ol
LItt. R, A. B. or A. K.
Th" Coaaerratory of Maslo condncted o I
fhtrplac.if the tiert Claotcal Coirn t..r of Ku- !
rop-. Tiree Instrumental lesann. tn.l oar la theorr, J
rci;W;.ars luciudcdln the regular taliion; extra f
I rjrike prorata. I
The Art ltrpart meat modelled after tbe beat 1
frepsratory avad Minim Depart meata.-
rupil nhoticedrrlmarj tralLl.ij. and ihi-.if tea.
cor.nce. ere here cjirefj'!.- jir-pared for ths Aca
deic'c inr aud Adranced Coore
r.(Hlt -tceplnit. Phonirapar and Trpesrrltlncex
&; K ery varterr f Kancr .Vecloork tauclit.
For catalosuc cojtaintcz Jail Information, addresa
mtECTRESS SF THE ACADEMY,
St. Mary's Academy.
KCTRE DAKE P. O.. INDIAKA.
Va., during the past year, not one wa?
an editor, while every other trade or
profession was represented in the list
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"After I waa ladrweS t try CASCA-
SET, 1 will sever be without tbem lu tfce house.
aCy lirer was Ids cry bad shape, and icy hca-1
LLed and I had stosiach trouble New. since tak
ing Cascareu.1 feci fine. Sly vrlfc has also used
Item with ber.sflc'al resulta lorecnrornach.
Jos. KusuLt.su. 11 Cuocreu tt, feu Lculs. Ha
. F?esxBt. FalaUbla. Icurt. T-.te ocd. He
Good. Merer S.cen. Weaken, or GnfeTlCc.2ScLa!o
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
. maac Raanay Ctm$tmui;tf. XmlmZ. tm Tart. SM
Hff I WIMlf gissa to CbaU: Totaceo Habiu
Heatioa Tsls rcocr.
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BBapoakeTKa. TasMa6d. TjaeM
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m EXCELENCE OF SYEOFtfHUS
is dec not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, bntalso
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the Camfokxia Fio Svritp
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing- the
tru and original reinedv. As the
fjenuiae Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the California Fio Strip 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 Svkup 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 RG SYRUP CO.
BAN FKAXCISCS. Cat.
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Fort Marloa'a Dang-eons.
St. Augustine Letter in Mail and
Express: The most interesting sight of
St. Augustine is Fort Marion, as the
old structure was christened after the
Florida purchase, in honor of the
revolutionary general. Marion. Its
grim, weather-beaten bastions and
parapets are all built of coquina that
strange calcareous deposit of decayed
sea shells, making a kind of natural
and durable mortar that solidifies up
on exposure to tne air. Even a new
structure of this material takes on
instantly a gray and venerable appear
ance. One might wander for hours
or sit for days near one of the boxes
or In the antique watch tower of this
fortification and dream of tbe suces
sive scenes of conquest, of Spanish
cruelty, of French revenge, of Brit
ish conquest, of Spanish preocupation
and of final acquisition by the United
Sergeant Brown of the regular aimy
is in charge of this historic pile. He
will show you through the old case
ments, each of them curious enough.
and will reach his culmination of nor-.
ror In the dungeons beneath the north
west bastion. Here, openlne bv a nar
row passage from the central place of
arms, Is the place of punishment for
prisoners. The walls will show the
recesses into which were let six cros
ses. Before one of the crosses the
hapless prisoner was hung in chains,
so arranged that he could neither sit
nor stand, while every movement was
an agony, and while the cross, emblem
of peace and love, hung above him
until he was ready to confess or die.
It must have been a sacrilegious trav
esty of the crucifixion.
Until tbe year 1835 this large prison
chamber of comparatively public im
prisonment and torture was supposed
to be the most thrilling relic of Span
ish barbarity. But in that year the
moving of a heavy cannon on the out
side parapet above broke through a
roof; and then were revealed two in
ner chambers. Investigation showed
that these inner dungeons were con
nected with the larger prison chamber
by a low, narrow tunnel, mnnlng
through walls four feet thick. This
tunnel, before the transfer of the old
fort, had been blocked with masonry
perhaps to conceal from the new own
ers the testimony of atrocious cruelty;
or perhaps the tunnel was blociced at
a far earlier period.
The first of these dungeons, which
you examine by lantern light, is about
teven feet by twenty and fifteen feet
high. Its length fitted 'it for the use
of the rack and its seclusion prevented
the groans and shrieks of the tortured
from being heard, except, perhaps, as
they might faintly reach through tha
tunnel the chained prisoners in the
outer chamber, to strike further ter
ror to tneir raintlng souls. There is
a small passage for ventilation in the
roof and it was this that after many
years caused the break that led to the
discovery of the torture chamber.
It is with a shuddering realizatIon,of
the possibilities of Spanish ferocity
when. In unbridled power that one
emerges from these dark, stone-walled
dungeons and greets the outer sun
shine with a gasp of relief.
Wevler a a Baalaeaa Maa.
Let us give the devil his due. Wey.
ler may be a bad soldier, but he Is a
very talented business man, says tho
New York Mail and Express. He.
through his agents in .the last two
years, boughtll.000 mules from the
United States and Mexico at about $30
apiece and then sold them through oth
er agents to himself as representing
the Spanish government at $12S apiece,
making a clear profit of $98 a mule.
With all allowance for transportation
and feed. Insurance and labor bills, all
of which were probably paid by the
poor government, tbe clear profit most
have been $800,000.
Equally shrewd was his cattle syn
dicate. The cattle .concession was
given to a concern in which he is said
to have been the chief partner. They
bought cattle, both live and refriger
ated, at G cents a pound, and sold them
at Havana for 20 cents a pound. Tho
consumption in that city is over 100.
000 pounds a day, the profit over $10,
000. and in 600 days the total profit
would be about $0,000,000. He is also
said to have had a large Interest In
the tobacco monopoly, the flour trade,
the potato business, the wholesale cab
bage industry, the bottled beer com
merce and the milk routes of Havana.
It is no wonder, therefore, that the
people of Manila say he sent home
$6,000,000, and the people of Havana
that he transmitted $8,000,000. Of
course this was not all for himself.
He has many poor friends in tho
Portlaad Commercial Rtrtcw: Haws
of the progress la Us wheat fields Is
bow attractiag the attention of our
exporters aad grain dealers. Reports
to hand from the state of Washiagtoa
show crops la some parts of the state
are two 'weeks late, bnt are in excel
lent condition. State Grain Inspector
George Wright returned. from a. tour
of the Eastern Washington wheat dis
tricts. Hs says: The -Washington
wheat yield this year may amount to
Z3.ooo.00, bn or 24.000.000 bu. It will
likely be larger than that of last year,
but I would not make any positive
statements as to the' outcome. The
fact that a large part of the Washing
ton wheat sought the seaboard via the
Colombia river last year has made it
impossible for us to get complete fig
ures as to the crop. Whitman county
farmers claim they will produce 10.
000.000 ba this yesr. Whitman is a
large county and the soil Is rich, and
ach a yield would mean that Whit
man county is the greatest what-pro-ducing
county in the state. The joint
is just beginning to form In the late
Whitman county fields. " The farmers
have planted more wheat and less bar?
ley this year, because wheat demanded
a better price than barley last year,
but the barley crop should be fairly
large even this.year. Estimates placed
by dealers state that the crop of the
state of Washington will be from 22.
000,000 bu to 25.000.000 bu. The acre
age of the state is estimated as 5 per
cent Increase over that of 1897. In
Oregon the wheat shows up well, and
arresting Is progressing rather. slowly.
By next month work will become quite
active. Reports from the harvest fields
show that tbe crop is turning out very
good, and that the yield will be as large
as that of 1897. According to this basis,
the crop of the two states will be fully
45,000,000 bu, but we think that tbe
figures are a trifle too large and dealers
here think that our figures, from 41.
000.000 bu to 43,000,000, arc almost cor
rect In the wheat market here very
little doing can be said. Holders are
offering sparingly, and those selling are
pressed for ready money.
THE YELLOW METAL
BRING POUR 'TONS OT GOLD
FROM THE KLONDIKE.
irtsawtl Ketara freaa Alaska eat tka
aaa.ka Joaaala Millar Says tfca
Jfteea An the Blcfceat ta tha Warts
aaS BardMk ta Week.
Seattle, Wash.. July 19. The North
American .Trading aad Transportation
Company's steamer Roanoke arrived
here at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon frorq
St Michael's, Alaska, with 240 pas
sengers snd with about .four tons of
gold, which, reduced to dollars,
amounts to between $1,500,000 and $2.
000,000. Of this amount the Canadian Bank
of Commerce had 5,000 ounces and the
North American Trading and Trans
portation Company 20,000 ounces.
Probably 50 per cent of the returning,
miners have fortunes averaging at
least $10,000 each.
Joaquin Miller, the well known poet,
who was among the Roanoke's passen
gers, briefly expressed the general ten
or of the stories told by the Roanoke's
passengers S3 follows:
"The Klondike mines are certainly
tbe richest ever found on the face .if
the' earth, but this gold is tenfold
harder to get than in any camp 1 have
Tlii's ia a list of those having the
largest Individual amounts:
MBS. PINKHAM CONQUERS BACKACHE.
fow Women Wi?o Owe Their Present Happiness to Lydl &
ams vegetable Compound.
DcARMRs.PrXEHAM: When I wrote to yoa last Jams,
I was not able to do anything. I suffered with back
ache, headache, bearing-down pains, pains ia my lower
limbs, and ached all through my body. Menstruations
were very psinf uL I was almost a skeleton. I fol-
lowed your advice and now am well and fleshy, aad able
w w mur my own nouscworlc. l took medicine from a
physician for over a year, and it did not do me a particle
of good. 1 would act vise all suffering women to write
to Mrs. Pinkham. She will answer all letters promptly,,
and tell them how to cure those ache3 end pains so com-
mon to women. Mrs. C. L. Wixx, Marqucz. Texas.
I think it is ray duty to write and let you know what
your medicine has done for me. Ifrrtwoycarslsuffered
with female weakness, bearing-down pains, headache,
backache, aad tco frequent occurrence of the menses!
xiw-auways complaining, jiy husband urged me to .
try your Vegetable Compound, and I finally did. 'I have- .
taken three bottles and it has made rac feel like a dif- " " -ferent
woman. I advise every woman that suffers to
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I 'had suffered for over two years with backache '"' '
headache. liz7incss, nervousness, falling and ulceratiom J - . V
of the womb, leucorrhoea, and about everv ill a woraea ' "." "
could have. I had tried doctors, but with no ?n. '- " ..v
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Before taking Lydia E. rickliam's Vegetable
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my, miaci, x acnea all over. Was cot able to raise ravsclf u
sorue of tho
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Chinaman la tbe Civil T7ar.
The enlistment of a Chinaman in the
volunteer army in California reminds
the Washington Post that there was
but one celestial in the war of the re
bellion. His Chinese name is un
known, but the name under which he
enlisted was Thomas Sylvanus. He
was born in Baltimore about eighteen
years before the outbreak of the war.
When only a child he was taken to
Pittsburg, where he acted as a servant
for a wealthy family in that city.
When the war broke out Thomas ran
away and enlisted in the army. He
served Uncle Sam until the close of
the war, shortly after which he turned
up in Indiana. Pa., where he resided
until his death, which occurred a few
While in the service of the United
States Sylvanus contracted a disease
of tbe eyes, from which he almost went
blind. In 1S80 he applied for and was
granted a pension of $12 per month.
He also eccured several hundred dol
lars' back pension. An examination
of the records discloses the fact that
Sylvanus was the only Chinaman in
the late war, and consequently tho
only one of his race who drew a pen
sion. At last accounts his -widow and
children were still living in Indiana,
The Indiana Fralt Proaaact.
Early In the season Prof. J. Troop
of Purdue University published the re
sults of inquiries sent to every county
in the state concerning the prospect
for fruit At that time 24 counties gave
the prospect for apples as good, 42 only
fair and 9 as poor. Pears. 55 good, 17
fair; 3 poor. Peaches. 62 good. 8 fair.
5 poor. Plums, CI good, 9 fair and 5
poor. Not all of the counties reported.
In order to ascertain whether these
estimates would hold good or not. a
second lot of inquiries was sent out
to the same persons about ten days ago,
and 70 have been heard from. This
time the result is as follows: Apples.
57 poor, 13 fair and none good. Pears,
6 poor, 40 fair and 24 good. Peaches, 20
poor, 30 fair and 20 good. Plums. 6
poor. 29 fair and 35. good. These coun
ties are well distributed over the state,
from the extreme north to tbe Ohio
river, so that these last figures may
be taken as representing the fruit pros
pect for the whole state. As will be
seen, the percentage has dropped very
materially since tbe blossoming period,
and It now appears that we shall be
obliged to look to ether states fcr our
10.1XW .W. J. MoAlfln..
10,0(X j rM Ptnevkon..
l.tt'j Alex. Little
S.-AO I.J aines tieed
The miners are reticent about
amounts they brought. The reason for
tho observance of such secrecy lies in
a desire to evade the payment of the
10 per cent, royalty exacted by the Ca
nadian government. Not in every case
have the miners paid royalty on tbe
full amount taken out of their claims,
and many of them have smuggled out
larger sums than they will admit.
It is said that the shipment of gold
on the Roanoke would have been
much heavier had those in the interior
not feit somo apprehension of an at
tack at sea by privateers.
The North American Trading and
Transportation Company will, it ;a
stated, ship most of their gold on later
boats. Some of the wealthiest miners
will come out later In the season.
SK . JJB Mrttam'sVcgetaMcCwnTXHak
SBsMi IRONING. MADE
, If you have a skeleton in your closet
make no bones of it.
nun kiufs mzanmttaKzz
BW FIST HKHT Eff.
CMC WlttO 0 715 STRCII Will C9
AS FAR A3A POUND Atta A HUT
Bcaety la Mood Tteep.
Cleaa blood means aclean skin. X beauty
without It. CitM-areis. Tandy Cathartic
pleans your Moort and keens It ;leaii. Ir stlr
rlntc up tlio laiy liver and driving .-ill Impu
rities from tlio body. Besrin today to liauish
pimples. imils blotches, b ackuearis. and tint
Irkiy bilious complexion by taking C.iooa
rets lieanty for ten cents. Alt druggists,
satlsfactlua guaranteed, inc. iZc Me.
It a pneumatic tire gathers enough
tacks it shows it's hardware.
Commodore Chauncey, during the
war of 1812, commanded for a timo
the fleet on Lake Ontario, and had the
extreme ill fortune of never during
that period exchanging a hostile shot
with the enemy.There were a great
many uncharitable enough to blame
the commodore for this, believing thai
he was rather anxious that this shoulc
be tbe case. Some time after the wai
he was placed in charge of the navy
yard, and one day caught a youngster
with a basket, gathering chips. Walk
ing up to him he snatched the basket
and roughly ordered him to leave the
premises, while he confiscated the bas
ket for the owner's presumption of en
tering forbidden ground. The little
fellow backed away until assured tha
he was beyond danger, when he called
out: "Keep the basket if you want:
It's the only prize you ever took!"
The following directions for prepar
ing a liquid manure are given by the
Gardeners' Chronicle: Put Into a forty
gallon tank or cistern two bushels of
fresh horse dung; stir it well about, and
leave it to clear; and in about a week
adl one peck of fresh soot enclosed
in a canvac bag, squeeze this a little
every third day, so as to make its con
tents exude. Let the mixture get clear,
and then use. say one quart to three
gallons of rain or soft water. This 's
a good manure for all kinds of soft
wooded plants. It may be made strong
er by adding chickens' or pigeons'
dung, at the rate of half a peck to the
above quantities. If, In summer time.
bubbles generate on the surface, it is
a symptom of fermentation, and the lat
ter should be stayed, by the addition
of a small quantity of white vitriol.
Of course, after the cask ha3 been flilsd
up twice, the contents should be turned
out and a fresh lot made up. Instead
of clear water, soap sud3 may be used
in filling up the caek.
IIA3 KAMY ISilTaTCRS, BUT NO EQUAL."
This Starch l:,sJ
pics, by men who have had yesra of
expericnto I:s fancy laundering-. It
restores old linen and summer dresses
to their natural whiteness and imparts
a beautiful and lasting finish. Tho
only starch that is perfectly harmless.
vuuiau: no arsenic, aium cr otaer in- a
jurious substance. Can be used even t
for a baby pow.ier.
ASK YCUR CR0CER FC.t !T AND TAKE NO OTHER, a
'- , ,-.-.-
John Unll Knows a Good Thine.
Great Britain has the most powerfu
navy in the world. Untold million?
have been spent in its building, and
the best brain of the island kingdom
has been devoted to its improvement.
Yet, Impressed with tbe behavior of
tbe American navy, and openly ac
knowledging the superiority of its
methods, the British admiralty has
taken steps looking to the adoption of
the American system of gunnery and
open sea target practice. The accu
racy of the fire of the American guns
is the wonder of the world. Dcs
WILL KEEP YOU DRY.
Don't be tooled wnh a mackintosh
orrabbercoat. It yea wantacoat
that HI keen vou dry in the hard'
est stora buy the Fish Brand
Slicker. If not for sale in voar
aown. vnie lor catalogue to
a. j. iuww, Hisiun. Mats.
Dr. Kij's Lilt -ft Si
Lazy Days la the Canteens.
Never did a canteen of any army
post in this country make as much
money as did the canteen at Jefferson
barracks during the life at Camp Ste
vens, says the Kansas City Star.
Canteen are the creation of the gov
ernment by law, for the benefit of the
troops at a post They form a sort of
club for the privates and "noncoms"
where they may get a meal, a cigar
and what a saloon in town affords. Tbe
profit go to the benefit of the mess, to
eke out the table with food not sup
plied in the government rations. For
men grow weary of government rations
and to be able to order a meal of ham
and eggs ox a steak or get- a cheese
sandwich "or a broiled ham Eandwlch
with restaurant coffee becomes quite a
luxury. With the arrival of 5,000 volunteers
the. Jefferson barracks, canteen swirl
ed with business. It was a downright
luxury for the volunteers who were
unused to eating government rations,
as well as a windfall for the Third ca
valry, which operated it. The Third
had bees stationed at the barracks.bst
is now at the' front There was this
Xeir Hand Fire Kasine.
Enthusiastic descriptions are given,
according to the Philadelphia Record
of a new hand fire engine for use in
suburban and country towns, where the
public service is not within easy call
which has lately been brought out in
Great Britain. This machine is porta
ble, being mounted on a pair of strong
iron wheels, and can pump fifty gallon;
of water per minute against a head oi
sixty-five feet, or, when used in emer
gency, can be forced to deliver one hun
dred gallons a minute. The engine
rests on four iron feet, this positior
being effected by raising the handle o
the carriage and lowering the boiler
It is of the quick-raising steam type
and may be run up to a working pres
sure in a few minutes, which for emer
gency work is, of course, of great Im
portance. The pump can be discon
Antiquity of Agriculture. The art of
tilling the soil for the production f
fcod is as old as human civilization.
The discovery of the nutritive quality
cf the grains, fruits and vegetables as.
they grew wild must have preceded
the cultivation of them. The fertile
valleys of the Nile, the Euphrates ami
the Ho-ang-ho must have abounded in
these spontaneous productions, and
population would be invited by thio
natural supply, till its density wouii!
demand an increase of production,
which would naturally lead to cultiva
tion. In conformity with this hypothe
sis we find that Egypt, Chaldea -vA
China each claim the introduction of
the agricultural art. It is possible
that cultivation of the soil for the
production of crops was practiced In
each of these countries without tne
knowledge of the others. But the sim
ilarity of the ancient processes and im
plements strongly suggests a common
origin, most probably that detailed in
the ancient Hebrew narrative.
Iowa Patent Office Report.
Dcs Moines, Aug. 13, 1893.
J. A. Merritt, of Des Moines, the se
date studious attorney, has surprised
his friends by a display of poetical
sen i us in the production of a poem
that deserves to rank with Longfel
low's Hi:,watha and is entitled to
Tama." The author hn3 applied for a
:opyr!ght and the poem will be pub
lished in illustrated book form.
Fifteen U. S. patents were issued to
Iowa inventors August 9. as follows:
To B. L. Bonnell, of Donnellson, for
i railway switch; to W. F. Brown, of
Maquoketa, for a lawn sprinkler; to
I W. Carscn. of El ma, for a motor; to
J. C. Dukes, of Ellston, for a floor-laying
machine; to W. D. Graves, of St
Augur, for a bas-holdcr; to J. It Hoit,
of Dea Moines, for a duplex clothes
pin; to J. A. Koontz. CJentreviIIe. for
draft-cock; to A. A. Lindley, of Os
kaloosa, for a track-sanding appara
tus; to E. S. Manning, of Des Moine3,
for a signal lamp for railways, etc.; to
J. C. Perkins, of Inwood, for a roller
attachment for sleighs; to G. F. Sni
der et al. of Ablnsdon, for a washing
machine; to M. J. Stroud, of Paton. for
a draft attachment for vehicles; to I.
A. Weaver, of Oskalccsa, and It. M.
Borer, of Tracy, for a well-drHlh.K
machine; to J. F. Wessel. of KellcRg,
for a bee hive; to J. W. "W ood, of Ha
warden, for an extensible clothes-line
Free advice to all inquirers about se
curing, manufacturing, valuing and
THOMAS G. ORWIG & CO.,
Proprietors of the Iowa Patent Office.
9 Mvau.&iRWKcia wyz W BxJ
Everybody surrenders to Battle Ax.
There is no greater hardship than to be de
prived of your
If a girl doesn't appear lady-like on
a bike it's no fault of the wheel.
Ko-To-Bac for Firty Cents.
Gearant--tl tobacco fcabit cire. inaken weak
men strong, olocd pure. r0. CI. AH druggists.
A Rood man must be gocd as well
3 do cood.
hake Into Tear Shoes.
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for tho
feet. It cures painful, swollen, smart
ing feet and instantly takes the sting
cut of corns and bunions. It's the
greatest comfort discovery cf the age.
Allen's Foot-Ease makes tiRht-llttins
or new shoes feel easy. It is a certain
cure for sweating, callous and hot,
tired, nervous, aching feet Try it to
day. Sold by all drug?:sts and shoe
stores. By mail for 25c in stamps.
Trial package FREE. Address, Allen
S. Olmsted, Le Roy. N. Y.
and any one who has once chewed Battle Ax
will give up most any thing to get it. 10c. buys
a larger piece cf Battle Ax than of any other
kind of high grade quality.
'n?ns&er the name
when you buy again.
'A HANDFUL OF DIRT MAY BE A HOUSE
FUL OF SHAME," CLEAN HOUSE WITH
War Into Africa.
"Your wife is somewhat strong
minded. isn't she, Littlejohn?
"Strong-minded. A furniture polls!
peddler came here yesterday and Ii
five minutes' talk she sold him sorm
polish she had made herself." Detroi'
Weald Be Weleoaaed.
If Cervera keeps on his present cheer
ful strain-of compliment for this coun
try and its people we may expect bin
to apply for naturalization papers be
fore long. Syracuse Post
William Neff of Colorado unearthef
six baby coyotes on hte ranch anc
trained them so that they follow hin
Getting Ircn Into Eggs. An ex
change says a French physician has
conceived of a novel method of ad
ministering iron, if not to hl3 patients
in general, at least to his immediate
family. He has noticed that hens have
powerful digestive organs, and has
discovered that they can digest con
siderable quantities of iron, and send
it back through the albumen of their
cags. in a form which is more easiiy
dlgested by the weaker stomach of man
than if taken in any other way. So
ho feeds his hens salt of iron, mixed
with their wheat, and they lay eggs
extremely rich in predigested Iron.
The amount of iron contained in the
animal tissues of a man weighing 153
pounds is about 100 grains, or a quar
ter of an ounce. Yet even this small
amount is so necessary to tbe economy
of human nature that a few grains less
may produce serious disturbance in thr
Soft Water for Test Bottles. Fre
quently when the bottles are taken
'xom the tester a bit of foam will be
round on top of the fat. This can be
remedied by using soft or distilled
jrater for filling the bottles. If no soft
rater is to be had from ordinary
sources, condensed water can be had
"rom the boiler with but little trouble.
Arrange a drip cock from some steam
pipe and leave it open very little. Con
densation will give you all the sofl
water you want, not only.for filling th
bottles, but also for washing them.
Elgin Dairy Report
If you prove that a woman isn't con
trary you prove she isn't a woai2n.
I'ico Cure xor (.onitiui.ition iw I eon a
! Rod-send to rue. Wm. li. .VcOcilan, Ches
ter, Fla.. Seat. 17, !".
Hardtack has become a fashionable
dainty at afternoon teas.
Sir. "W Inaion-fi rol!i!nc Syrap
For rhjidrrn tt:ilrjr.-of ten tlie K'im.rMii- -InPm-aiatioc,
alleys pain. -hit wind colic. SCfenta'ctU.
Leisure hours are the best or
worst part of our lives.
X yUCUEON. I
f fla I w 4 4ya. I
Mp. ,.ww- aj
iiriuiivns or njrrraiiont
(if tiiifa.nM ni.m)ir4n,a
lrrtr.au cebUcMa. PaiclriM. and nut aslrinl
iThtEmUISC'lEimiCa S-nt or p"if.oni.
.enCtWUT1.0.1 I Alois y Ijragviafe,
or eirit In ilifti wraor-r.
rr rrw. ir-paii. fcr
ft fio. nr3 tfitrl.. $2.-'..
tircater ttm oa reqacifc
PIT fraaeBtIr,.nr'1. onirnroTHnea't
firnt rtu" H-e of lr. Kline a Creat Srrxm l'.t'irer.
hrn.l I i FRRK S'J.CO trial bottle and tr-ti
Dm. JL !. Kl.INa.LW..!)'.! Arel. i.. FMraUalpria, fa.
;Dr. Kay's Rcnsvafor, SVOT&e?
sri. constipation. nvcraridkfln-v-ilis,aj,f.lin-loU'ness.
hca-iachf. etc. At onicziMs 23c &. 51.
Is the spring-time of
$50,000 Stock of ail grades of
Furniture rceontly bought at the
very lowest ca.sli price will lc of
feri.'d during the next few Hiootns
at bjh;c:iI prices.
Customers visiting Omaha will
find thK the larcit and oldest
furniture htore here, and we will
malic every effort to please both
in iroods and prices.
W(PAYfA5"cwEr",be?ra!;ro;m', 'Chas. Shiverick & Co..
TVra A Sa ;-. ajfcaeara. aaW
L'rfru. Outfit trrc.
MtlSU JA. tii . S ark. ic , a:i w u IX
i he v fj tfniratt:icttvira-rwirm
...- I sa. Sc-idfor book i-' tMtimoGisJaam; adnyt
7sceatc Your iiotrew -with casnreta. treataieat JFree, v.r..r.u'3rus. Aihata.ua.
Can.1y Cathartic cur rcustipatica forev?'. I - - "
10c. 5c IXC 'X C fail. drucvists refund mc&ev. ' wan'tkd-Ceo of Md hr:tii t:t i: i i-a-.v s
will not Iv-nefit. fnd .. cnt ti l:!pan (h-mlthl
. ... . , . i Co..3W Vorfc.forlOtanplesanJ 1JW tefimor.UI.
Hohenstadt, in the grand duchy of
Batlen, has selected a woman as its I
town clerk. j
FAIRBANKS SCALES mi
1206 Douglas St, Omaha.
Next to AIMIarri Hotel.
JCoTf To anflafy onrnrlm m U -wb'ther lata
aarrtl.mcni ! rea'l wt m make a filicount of
1 -r rct ti III- (nircho- of any cu-tomer wha
win tWl u th-r were tlirvcte 1 to iu Ly It and that
tlirjr arm r.'-(, in in !: u t their friend tf tha
goW tlirj unjr are ai.f factory.
Samtitl to Laities: We sim Tradina StMas.
One form of lime, gypsum, has been
hown to be a most effective corrective
of black alkali, found In some of the
soils of the srid portions of the United
W. R. ROBERTS, for years Cashier of the Citizens' Bank of
Omaha, and widely r.nd very favorably known in Omaha and Iowa,
writes on Mav 6. 1?PS: "About 2i years ao I was troubled with ner
vous DYSPEPSIA, cold feet and hands, lack of circulation, loss of
csh, etc. 1 faiept, poorly and was in a terrible condition. I took
r. Kay's Renovator
and found it to be the best remedy I ever used. I took no other medi
cine and in a ort time I gaiucu40 pounds. I have, since taScinr; tho
Innovator, ate well, slept troll, aad am free from cold hands acd feet,
ciicubttion is good and ihe curc.-eems permanent a::u lasting."
Pr. Kay's Ia9rator insoltt r.y drurtrl9t. or sent br mail fortScta and 91 or 6 for
fT.. !o not 1-U.e ac fUlAtfm:?. Jor It ha no wim!. It In an excellent purifier and th
t n ii-r'.e tonic knwo. &na tor lr. ay' Home Treatment, an Illustrate! 114 pae
I ools. f rc One man said ho wcuM not take IS for on" orit.- receipts; acotaer bald lie
noul-i tot taie 110 for lb Look. IJr. IS. J. Kay ilcdie-1 Co.. O-naba. Neb. .
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