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This disease affects nearly every one in a
greater or less degree, and unless It is
jrholly expelled from the system it is liable
to appear at any time in sores, eruptions,
hip disease, or in some other form. Hood's
Sarsaparilla cores scrofula and eradia es
all poisonous germs from the system.
Is America's Greatest Medicine, fl; six for $4
Hood's PiUs cure constipation. Xe.
Give a -man the little he says he
wants here below and he'll kick him
self because he didn't ask for more.
TO GtTRE A COLD 1ST ONE DAT
Take Laxative Dromo Quinine Tablets, All
dructrists refund the money If it fall to cure
:5c. The genuine has L. li Q. on each tablet.
Before marriage a man promises to
his wife nothing; after marriage that
is about all the poor woman sets.
Do you get up with a
Js there a bad tastt in
Then you hare a poor
appetite and a weak diges
tion. You are frequently
dizzy, always feel dull and
drowsy. You have cold
hands and feet. You get
but little benefit from your
food. You hare no ambition
to work and the sharp pains
of neuralgia dart through
What is the cause of all
will give you prompt relief
and certain cure.
Keep Tmw eW Am.
If you have neglected your
case a long time, you had
also. It will remove all
impurities that have been
accumulating in your blood
and will greatly strengthen
W.-Ha tho Doetee.
Thcro may bo something about
your ca" jou lo not quite initler
M.ual. Write tiio doctor freely: tell
lil nt liow vou are sufferirc. Yn
will promptly receive the best
tcc&cal advice. Addresn,
Dr. J. C. Aycr. Lowell, Mm.
VV. N.U. OMAHA. No 441898
Kiicn Answering Advfrtlscaiests Hisdly
Mention This Taper.
If the Damp and Chill
Uut deep as the
St. Jacobs Oil
1 Sciatic nerve is,
$50,000 Stock of all grades of
Furniture recently bought at the
very lowest cash price will be of
fered during the nest few months
at .special prices.
Customers visiting Omaha will
. Imd' this the largest and oldest
furniture store here, and we will
ju:t!:e every effort to please both
in jrcods and prices.
Chas. Shiverick & Co.,
120S Douglas St, Omaha.
Xext to Millard Hotel.
Vote To aatlary ounclrc to wbrther tall
arnlcmcntli read wc uliltuasea discount of
1 per rPi.t va the jumhafe of aujr cnttomcrwho
trill tr!l uj thry were ulrectcl to u lr It and that
tlit-v tu recomtiirud ui to their irlends If tU
t;jcd iSicj buy sre tat.afa.tory.
Special ta Ladles: We give Trading SUnps
. $2 WORTIIMUSIC FOR 10 CTS
1-or a short time we will sendTWO DOL
LARS' WORTH OF MUSIC FOR 10 CTS.
. jiost-paidto any address upon receipt of
price". V. close money on every order, but
doit to advertise ourselves. Feed at once,
t-tstmjr whether you want Vocal, Instru-
mental, or both.
. USIAS & HEISLEIX, Rochester. X. Y
Vse Bis a for onnatarsl
Irritations or ulceration
or m u cod nciubracc.
atuKss, ana not aatriu
Scot cr poiscccos.
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cr aent In plain vraprrr.
ttaa T .
scalar scat oa ratacat
A Natural Black is Produced by
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Write CAPT. O'FARRELL. Pernio. Agent.
i45 New YofkAvewe. WASHtNOTON. D. C
Or. Ks?S Rtnoratir. Guaranteed
f , " I to cure drsrep
Ei3. constipation, liver and kidney diseaseslbil-
ouiness. headache, etc. As druKtsts Sc & tL
O5NSI0NS. PATENTS. CLAIMS.
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FAIRBANKS SCALES mi
rae. fend Xor-tnuoS of t:tlnion!a!s cad 1 0 laj
WAXTED-C! of baa airb raat X-I-p-A-X-S
will not beseat. Sead 5 cents to Maaas Chemical.
Or. Kar's Laag gals
icr coughs, cold
rf TlmpsM's Em Water.
' 'razEsx I
fvSij cat u imi.rr. "
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When Mr. Spurgeon first began his
ministry an anonymous critic used to
write to him constantly about his
mistakes In grammar and pronunc
iation. Mr. Spurgeon at first resented
these criticisms, but he soon learned
to proat by then. "After awhile." he
said in telling the story, "I looked for
his weekly memoranda with much in
terest. If I repeated a sentence which
I had used two or three Sundays be
fore he would write: 'See the same
sentence In such and such a sermon.' "
Mr. Spurgeon, like everybody else, had
his pet quotation, and he used this
line, "Nothing in my hand to bring,"
rather frequently. So his commen
tator wrote him : "We are sufficient
ly informed cf the vacuity of your
Wheat 83 a Bushel.
Some farmers are holding their
wheat because they think the price
will go to ?2 a bushel. The price,
however, may go down and thus great
losses will follow. In all matters de
lays are dangerous, particularly so-in
sickness. At the first sign of bilious
ness, dyspepsia, indigestion or consti
pation cure yourself with Hostetter's
More people are willing to help bury
a dead man than there are to lend a
dollar to a liring one.
Do Toa Want to Live
In a fine, mild and healthy climate,
where cyclones and blizzards are un
known, where good, rich lands can be
bought at low prices, near cheap trans
portation and with educational and
industrial advantages? Hoineseekers
excursions to Virginia via the "Big
Four Route" and the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railway. Write for descriptive
book of Virginia, list of farms for
sale, excursion rates, dates, time-cards,
etc. J. C. Tucker, G. N. A., 234 Clark
street, Chicago, III.
It Isn't always a girl's plain face
that keeps her from marrying some
times Its her wisdom.
nox. W. J. CoxnelIs Ex-Congressman
from Nebraska, aud at present Omaha's
City Attorney, writes: "To Whom This
Comes, Grootfuj;: I tako pleasure in recom
mending: tbe virtuos of tl:o remedies pre
Saral by the Dr. li. J. Kay Medical Co.
laving Known of tovno remarkable cures
of Omaha people affected by the use of Dr.
Kay's Renovator and Dr. Kay's Lung
Halm, I believe that these great remedies
ore worthy of the confidence of the public."
Thousands of the most prominent people
in America know that the above are facts,
and no remedies have affected so large a
percent of cures. Send for our largo illus
trated book. It has great value, but will
bo sent free. Dr. B. J. Kay Medical Co.,
(Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and Omaha, Neb.
The man who always counts on his
friends seldom figures in their calcu
lations. The new lignt from Acetylene, made
from Calcium Carbide (or lime, coke
and water) is a recent discovery, and
when the gas is made in a "Monarch"
Generator the light is as bright as the
sun and nearly as cheap. It should
bo in every store, hotel and home In
the land. This "Minarch" Generator
is sold by Schlicder M'f's Co., Omaha,
Nebr. If you are interested, write
After a man begins to take whisky
for medicinal purposes he is always
My doctor said I woa'd die Lut, Piso's Cure
for Consumption cured mo. Amos Ke'.ner,
Cherry Valley, Ills., Nov. 2.5, 1S9."i
When a man once thoroughly under
stands the ins and cuts of a wheat
corner he invariably stays out
loSaTarSaler Mia. 92 per acre cask. bat
i crorynatu eta. j.niiM:i,siMieiu
Ulysses S. Grant, third grandson of
the general, stands at the head of his
class at school, and during the vaca
tion devotes his time to the amateur
penetrate, look out for an attack of
will penetrate and
quiet its racking pain,
'General" Coxey once leased a farm
and after occupying it fcr a year was
told that the rent was to lis "doubled.
He induced a neighboring farmer to
help him fool the laudlord by saying:
"If you don't want to rent Coxey your
farm at the old price he can have
mine at that figure." The landlord
refused to yield, whereupon Cosey in
sisted on having the neighbor's farm,
which, after a law suit, ho secured,
the neighbor having in presence of
witnesses made the offer. Of course,
the second farm was much the more
There la CIobb or Feoplo
Who are injured by the use of coffee.
Recently there has born placed in all
the grocery stores- a sew preparation
called GRAIX-O, made, of pure grains,
that takes the place of coffee. The most
delicate stomach receives it without
distress, and but few can tell it from
coffee. It dees not cost over one-fourth
as much. Children mr-r drink it with
great benefit. ID cents and 25 cents
per package. Try it. Ask for GRAIN-0.
"Kobson seems tc be the hero of th-j
period," said the lady boarder. "I
thoueht the Colon was all he waB
after," Eaid the cheerful idiot. Indi
a iTV . TV. A TS TW
celebrated for more 3
than a century ssirt
delicious, nutritious, 3"
and flesh-forming x
beverage, has our
on the front of every
package, and cur
Chocolattere,"on the 'S'
NONE OTHER GENUINE.
MADE OMLY BY
g WALTER BAKER & CO. Lt(L,
Dorchester, Mass. "
Kseps both rlitrar.d s?i!c per
fectly dry ia the hardest storns.
Substitutes wiil disappoint. Ask fcr
xao7 rtsa crana i-cnneisucJcer
It Is entirely csr. If not for sale to
roar town, write f r catalogue t
A J. TOWER, pgstcq. Hate
m rsR Bftfl Iff
"The taste for open-air t&eatrlcal per
formances Is by no means confined to
England Tbe town of Beslers, 1m tbe
sontb of France, bas Just constructed ft
huge new arena, after tbe model sf
those of ancient times, and, to add to
the attractions. It bas been decided to
install in It an open-air theater. Tbe
theater Is to be Inaugurated by a per
formance of a play tbe composition of
which bas been Inspired by tbe old
Greek tragedies, on tbe subject of De
Janira, wife of Hercules. Tbe words
are by SI dallett, the music by Saint
Saens. Norway seems to be tbe land of jour
nalists. Tbe state there provides them
with all kinds of special facilities.
Lately M. Lo velar d, tbe minister of
public works, has accorded a fresb
privilege to the press In the shape of
two scholarships worth $280 each, for
Journalists who wisb to go abroad to
study. The minister bas also decided
that eacb of tbe 130 Norwegian news
papers shall In future bave a free
ticket over all the state railways. Tbe
ticket can be used only for journeys
connected with the affairs of a news
paper, and tbe press association is
bound to see that this condition is
When in the country the Princess
of Wales delights in making little ex
peditions incognito. An amusing and
true story aas just leaked out about
one of these impromptu excursions at
Sandringham. Her royal highness,
with the two princesses, bad driven
a. long distance from home in her fa
vorite pony cart, and as lunch dre
near they were glad to put up at a
picturesque village inn. The landlord
had his suspicions as to who bis
guests were, and after lunch bad been
served, brought the visitor's book.
Whereupon the princess, not tQ be out
done, made the following entry: "Mrs.
Wales and two daughters."
Applications for Patents Allowed.
The following cases prepared and
prosecuted by us have been allowed:
An apparatus for demonstrating the
philosophy of thunder and lightning
and the utility of lightning rods. Dodd
& Struthers of Des Moines, inventors.
Their application for a patent for a
machine for making flexible lightning
rods of 'copper wires is pending.
A patent has been allowed to J. H.
Dempster of Des Moines, for his acety
lene gas generator, in which all the
parts are connected and adapted, the
apparatus to be moved about advan
tageously, located in the cellar or the
parlor for illuminating a house. It is
automatic in its operation, economic
Among ten recent decisions relating
to the registration of trade marks
is the following:
"Whether or not the word 'Dewtly san
ordinary surname or has become fanci
ful and romantic, it should not be reg
istered as a trade mark, as no one
has the right without the consent of
Dewey, to appropriate his name as a
trade .mark, on the ground that a
living celebrity is entitled to protection
from the ordinary trader.
Consultation and advice in person or
by correspondence free.
IOWA PATENT OFFICE,
Thomae G. Orwig & Co., Proprietors.
Des Moines, Oct. 14, 1898.
A fertile imagination often produces
a crop of rank thoughts.
State or Onio, citt or Toledo, i
icas Cocsxr. I
Frank .T. Cheney makes oath that ho Is the
senior partner of the firm of F. J.Cheney &Ca,
Colng business in the City of Toledo, County
and State aforesaid, and that Eaid firm will pay
tbe sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
ecch and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use cf Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed ia my
presence. iLls Cth Jay of December, A. D. 1S8&
(SEAL.) A. W. GLEASON.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous surface
of the fcystem. Send for test ImonlaK free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, a
boia or uroreisti. ..tc.
Hail's Family 1'iHs arc tbe best
The Work Will Coatlaae.
The divisions of tbe Baltimore ft
Ohio Railroad west of the Ohio river
are to receive the same sort of im
provements that have been made on
the lines east of the Ohio. Not only
are the grades to be reduced wherever
it is practicable, but very much heav
ier motive power is to be introduced.
In order to carry the additional weight
the bridges on all the divisions are
being replaced with heavier structure;
and the track relaid with heavier steel
rail. It has been demonstrated by ac
tual experiment that these changes
will result in an Increase in train load
ing in some places of more than 60
per cent, the average being about 42
per cent. It is the hops of the receiv
ers that within the next two years the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad will be an
18-foot grade road from Chicago to
Baltimore, with the exception of that
portion of it which passes over the
mountains where helping engines will
have to be used. A great many of the
estimates for the different portions of
the work have been made, and those
who have seen the plans state that the
work can be done at a surprisingly
low cost considering the return. It
!s understood that the policy of re
habilitation adopted by the receivers
two years ago will be continued by
the new company after the reorgani
zation. liawatt and ttte Philippine
riend four cents (in stamps) for am
Illustrated booklet issued by the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway,
the direct route across the American
Continent to the New Trans-Pacific
possessions of the United States. Full
of latest reliable information and val
uable for reference. Can be used as a
text book in school. Address Geo. H.
Heafford, Gen'l Pass, and Ticket
Agent, Chicago, 111.
It sometimes happens that it takes
a speaker longer to clear his throat
than it does to clear the hall.
Coe's Coagla Xta!am
I the oldest and best. It win break up aeoldqnlcker
t!mn acytMng else U Is alirays reliable. Try It.
The youth who has to scratch for
his living never sows many wild oats.
Are you going to Florida? Do you
want rates, maps, routes, time-cards
and fall information? If so, address
H. W. Sparks, 2S4 Clark street, Chi
cago. When a man is brainless there's al
ways room at the top.
STr. "WinmoTV-a conjjns Syren
Tor chiMrrn tor lhlnp..crtcn- the TaireciuiTinf m.
me&on.ancysr-aln.careviriiKinnHe. "'-centta bottle.
Captain Charles D. Sigsbee will con
tribute to the Century's New War Ser
ies his personal narrative of the Maine
This will be printed in the November
and December numbers of the maza-
zine. The commander of the battle
ship gives in these two articles, for
the first time and in a full and author
itative manner, the inside historv of
the reception of the Maine at Havana,
her stay in the harbor, and her de
struction. Important tScts and re
tails which have not before been made
public will be set forth. The articles
will be profusely illustrated with por
traits, pictures and drawings, and fac
similes of the abusive Spanish circu
lar sent to Captain Sigsbee and the lat
ter's first despatch announcing the cal
amity. Captain Sigsbee's account will
be welcomed as an aid to the solution
of the mystery attending the destruc
tion of the battleship.
It takes a wise man to pick a fool
whose money he can spend:
GOOD SHORT STORIES
I Twa Brave tta Haw taw
Hcgreaa aa the IaaUaM rift-fet Vadvr
tn nag r Freedom The SaMler at
m Tka Valaatecra,
a Xejrra Soldier.
We used to think tbe negro didn't count
for very much
Light fingered In the melon patch, and
chicken yard and such:
Much mixed In point of morals and ab
surd in point of dress.
The butt of droll cartoonists and the tar
get of the press;
But we've got to reconstruct our views oa
color, more or less.
Now we know about the Tenth at
When a rain of shot was falling, with a
song upon bis lips,
In the horror where such gallant Uvea
went out In death's eclipse.
Face to face with Spanish bullets, on the
slope of San Juan,
The negro soldier showed himself another
type of man;
Read the story of his courage, coldly,
carelessly, who can
The story of the Tenth at La
We have heaped the Cuban soil above
their bodies, black and white
The strangely sorted comrades of that
grand and glorious fight
And many a fair-skinned volunteer goes
whole and sound today
For the succor of the colored troops, the
battle records say.
And the feud Is done forever of the blue
coat and tbe gray
All honor to the Tenth at La
mark and Red.
It is well known that the colored
troops in the United States army have
proved very efficient in the service of
tbe plains and frontier, but perhaps it
Is not so well known that the Indians
are more afraid of tbe black soldiers
than of the white soldiers. That this
Is the fact is vouched for by an army
officer who bas been "interviewed" on
the subject by the Washington Star.
"The cavalry troop to which I be
longed," this gentleman said, "sol
diered alongside a couple of troops of
:he Ninth cavalry, a colored regiment,
during the last Sioux troubles. We
were performing chain-guard that is
hemming-in duty and our task was to
prevent the Ogallalas from straying
from the reservation. If any of them
attempted to pass, we bad authority
to prod them with our bayonets.
"The result was the white troops
often had to perform the risky job of
forcing back armed six-foot savages
with the bayonet, and there were some
very dangerous moments; but tbe
black troops alongside bad no such
trouble. While the Indians were con
tinually crowding upon the white sol
diers, they let the blacks entirely
"Moreover, the black troops obtain
ed from the Indians ten times as much
general obedience about the camps as
:ho white ones did. The Indians would
fairly jump to obey tbe uniformed
olacks. One day a black sergeant saw
a minor chief, who was sunning him
self at the door of his tepee, send bis
squaw with a couple of pails down to
tbe creek to get water. Tbe black ser
geant walked up to the lazy savage and
"'Look oheah! he exclaimed, 'jes'
shake yo' no-'count bones an go tote
date watah yo'se'f! Yo heah me?'
"The Indian did not understand the
words, but he comprehended perfectly
the gesture, especially when the black
man took the pails from the woman's
hands and put them into those of her
lord and master. He went after the
water, and at an astonishingly rapid
During the Pine Ridge troubles,
when the Indians were on one occa
sion in line of battle, the duty of
charging them was confided to the two
black troops. The negroes began to
Fell as soon as they started, and their
yell went on increasing with every
Jump of their horses, until it seemed to
the listening white soldiers as if the
air were being rent with the screams
of ten thousand demons.
As soon as tbe Indians caught sight,
through the cloud of alkali dust, of the
black faces and open mouths of the
charging blacks, and got the full ef
fect of this mounting roar, they broke
and fled, and were soon surrounded
and disarmed. The chiefs afterward
confessed that the braves were scared
by the awful howling of the black
These black soldiers can fight as well
as they can howl. Their record on the
plains has been one of absolute in
trepidity. Two llrare Men.
Smith was a gunner in the service
of the East India company, was known
as "the sweep," a derisive name given
to mark some eccentricity, for the man
was a character. He had charge of the
boats belonging to the military station,
and one day wrote the brigade major,
asking, "When shall I have the bote
ready?" The major replied, "Have ths
boat ready at such an hour."
When the major went down to the
river with a party of ladles, he asked
Smith how he spelled "boat." Un
abashed by the presence of the Iadie3,
Smith, without a symptom of nervous
ness, answered the officer, "Some peo
ple spells it b-o-a-t, but I spells it
But Smith, notwithstanding his
mocking nickname, was not a man to
be laughed at. One day the roof of the
building which held the ammunition
caught fire. There was a panic; even
the best disciplined soldiers lost their
heads. But "the sweep" mounted the
roof, pulled off the thatch, poured
buckets of water over the flames, and
saved the magazine. It was as plucky
a thing as it was possible for a man to
do; for there was powder enough In
the building to wreck the station.
There Is no telling what "a singed
cat" will do. The present writer knew
a Gloucester boy, so weak in body and
o effeminate in disposition that his
brothers, who were seamen, used to
speak of him as our "poor little Da
vie." At the, beginning of the civil
war Davie enlisted in the navy, and
being a high school graduate, wa3
made a petty officer.
One day a fire broke out on the ves
sel near the magazine. Davie, seeing
that the men and officers hesitated to
take the pipe of the hose down into
the smoky between-decks. snatched It.
jumped down and held it against the
fire until the water had quenched It
Then he fell down, senseless, overcome
by the heat and smoke.
Davie was again promoted, and had
to listen to the commander's praise ut
tered from the quarter-deck, the sailors
and officers standing at attention. Da--ie
almost fainted again.
He Became a Hero.
Some ex-ccnfedcrate3" were swap
ping warslories recently, when one of
them told the following. which conveys
a wholesome lesson against hasty judg
ment Just before the battle of Sfurfr
boro a detachment of Morgans com
Mand was guarding a mountain pass
few miles from Bradyville, Tenn.
A portion of tbe valley leading tb the
pass was densely wooded and swampy.
Tbe marshy ground abounded in bull
frogs of huge proportions, and the trees
afforded a roosting place for numerous
owls. Among the soldiers was a strlp
pling by the name of Spreelcr. It was
a wild and windy night when Spreeler
was called upon to do guard duty.
About one o'clock when the sky was
of a leaden hue and the wind sighed
Qtfully through the trees an owl on a
near-by limb hooted:
"Who who are you?"
"John Spreeler." exclaimmed the
sentinel, trembling in hla boots.
Just at that moment a bullfrog, in
deep bass tones, seemed to say:
"Sur sur surround him!"
"I'll be hanged if you do," .exclaimed
Spreeler as he fired his musket and
broke for the camp, which had been
thrown Into the wildest confusion by
the alarm, which was supposed to mean
that the enemy was attacking the out
posts. When the true state of affairs was
understood the other men made life
a burden fcr John until the Battle of
Murfreesboro, when the Lincoln county
stripling was promoted for conspicuous
bravery. He was afterwards assigned
to Bragg's army, and died like a hero
at the "battle above the clouds" while
in the forefront of the charge, trying
to spike an enemy's cannon.
The Soldier at Homr.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in his
talk to the Rough Riders, gave them
some timely advice, which is worth the
attention of every soldier who 13 re
turning' to take upon himself the du
ties of peace. Here is a motto fcr all
"But, boys, don't get gay and pose
as heroes or lie on your laurels, because
they wither. Be careful of your con
duct in tbe future, as you bave In the
past. The world will be kind for ten
days, and then, in those cold words
that the world is capable of speaking
at times, it will declare you're spoiled
by going to war."
The beneficiary of this advice, if it
is taken, says the New York Tribune,
will be the soldier himself far more
than anybody else, and when the sol
dier is warned to be modest it is not
because of any lack of appreciation of
his bravery or of the splendid work
he did, but from a realization of the
tendency of human nature to reactions
of sentiment due to slight causes. The
American people today are profoundly
grateful to the troops who responded
to their country's call, deeply grieved
over the fatalities which attended the
prosecution of the war and much dis
turbed over the mishaps which have
caused needless suffering. It is desir
able that they should retain these feel
ings, and both for their "own sake and
the sake of the soldiers never think
lightly of the soldier or teach future
generations that military service can
In the management of the men,
writes a correspondent with the army
in the Philippines, lies the whole weak
ness of a volunteer army. It is diffi
cult to impress the volunteers with
the idea that they are bent on serious
business; most of them act as if they
were on a pleasure trip. It is per
haps not policy to dwell on the distinc
tion between our small trained army
and our multitudinous volunteer force
but some facts it is the duty of ev
ery observer to bring to public notice.
It Is the opinion of the majority of
good Americans that, when the occa
sion requires, we can raise an army of
volunteers and "lick the world." This
crude idea of war has been fostered
by the late rebellion, where both sides
were volunteer forces. Fatal as such a
crude doctrine .is. the attitude of the
public is likely to find support in the
easy victory we had over the Spaniard,
In spite of the fact that that victory
was made possible by our highly train
ed navy. The weakness of our volun
teer force should, therefore, be well
noted, that we may not be led in the
arrogance of our easy victory to rush
headlong Into a new war.
Itrttnlt or the War.
One consequence of the war Is to be
seen in the contract given by Russia
to the Cramps for two battleships and
a protected cruiser of-the Olympia
type. Speaking of these Russian ships,
Mr. Cramp said: "Wc shall begin to
lay at once their keels. The battle
ships will be of 12,700 tons displace
ment and must maintain a speed of
eighteen knots for twelve consecutive
hours, with all ccal, ammunition and
ctores on board, and these stores, coal
and ammunition are i0 per cent greater
than those carried on any ship outside
of Russia. This speed, under these ex
traordinary conditions, must be n.ado
with ordinary, natural draft."
With the death of the earl of Mans
field, at the age of 92. the number of
survivors of the unreformed parlia
ment is reduced to two. the duke of
Northumberland and the earl of Mex
borough, unless, indeed, there may be
still okp surviving commoner who sat
in it. This is, however, improbable,
as those who entered the old parlia
ment at a very early age were gener
ally sons of peers as is also the case,
by the way, with the modern parlia
ment. It seems almost incredible that
the earl of Mansfield attended the cor
onation in 1S2G of Czar Nicholas I.,
great-grandfather of the present czar.
But, on reflection, it does not appear so
remarkable. That czar was born on
ly a year before his brother-in-law.
Kaiser William I., and only ten years
before Lord Mansfield.
Capt. Alfred S. Barker, who succeeds
Gapt. Clark, was the Oregon's first
commander when she took her rough
initial sea trips. He is a son of Mas
sachusetts and had not yet completed
his four years' course In the naval
academy at Annapolis when he was
ordered out" to the steam frigate Mis
sissippi. He took part in the capture
of New Orleans and in the fight at
Port Hudson, where the Mississippi
Dr. Joseph Loachim, tbe famous vio
linist, has just passed his 67th birthday.
He bas been a remarkable musician
almost from infancy. He studied un
der Bohm in Vienna, and when only
about 12 years old he entered the great
Leipzig conservatorium.whose founder,
Mendelssohn, observed his ability.
Fernande, the daughter of Ferdinand
de Lesseps. who accompanied her father-
on bis visit to this country, hav
ing secured a divorce about a year ago
from Comte de Gontaut Biron, is now
about to marry the Comte de Mira
mont. Midshipman Morres of the Vizcaya
mourns the loss of a collection of near
ly 2.5C0 postage stamps, including
many rare European varieties, which
were" destroyed in the Spanish ship;
DAHtY AND POULTRY.
INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR
OUR RURAL READERS.
Raw Saceeasfal Farmers Operate TMe
Depart saea ef tbe Farm A Few
flats as to tfce Case et Uve SCeek
Dirt ta the Oalrr.
The whole science of butter making
seems to revolve around tbe question
of cleanliness. The problem of dirt
is the one that is hardest to solve.
The man that thinks that he Is dairy
ing in a cleanly manner Is almost al
ways mistaken, for cleanliness re
quires far greater effort than most
of us suspect The microscopist comes
along and looks into our "clean"
utensils and finds microbes there that
will certainly corrupt the product. He
looks Into the stables and finds other
microbes there, but in greater num
bers. He goes into the milk-house and
he finds the dirt there, and, mixed
with it, swarms of microbes. This is
so, though to the eye all is clean.
We do not take into proper account
the smallness of the particles of dirt
nor the smallness of the minute plants
we call bacteria. Wo wash the pails
till they are clean to all appearance,
but time and events show that they
are not clean. We wash out the milk
cans and think we have removed all
remains of the milk and dirt and mi
crobes. But put in the top to tbe can
and let tbe can set for a day. Then
open it, and the nostrils will be sa
luted with the foulest and rankest of
smells. The very air inside the can
seems to have become a breeding
medium for these bacteria. Scientific
dairying requires the scalding out of
these cans by steam, and even steam
will not do the work unless the time
element be taken Into consideration.
Wc have an illustration of how hard
It is to keep dirt out of the dairy by
the way in which the bottling system
bas come into disrepute in some sec
tions of the country. It was believed
that bottling the milk was a great
improvement over the old way of dip
ping milk for each customer out of a
can. This was on tbe presumption
that the bottles would always be prop
erly and thoroughly washed, as any
defect of this kind would be made
known in the unclean appearance of
the bottles. The trouble proved to be
that the bottles were not sufficiently
washed to kill any disease germs that
might have obtained a lodgment in
them. Thus at West Point and in
Philadelphia it was believed that
scarlet fever was spread by this
means. The bottles, after being emp
tied of their contents, stood open in
the houses where this disease was
present. As the bottles were not
washed by the people that used tbe
milk, the little milk left in the bottles
became a good breeding medium for
the germs of the disease. When the
bottles were washed at tbe bottling
establishment the baptism of beat was
not sufficient to kill the bacteria, and
when the new milk was put into them
the disease germs found a new and
enlarged medium for their multipli
cation. The same is' true of the germs
that cause milk to sour and butter to
spoil. Heat and acids are necessary to
give the cleanliness required in the
Rattan Fowl "
In the human family we find oc
casionally fine physical specimens of
the species that are of no practical
use in the world, and the same rule
will apply in some degree to all ani
mal life; and I bave concluded that it
depends largely on the breeder wheth
er a domestic animal or fowl is sim
ply a thing of beauty or built for busi
ness, says a writer in Indiana Far
mer. If a fancier's aim is wholly with
a view to have a fowl of handsome
feather and comely appearance, or in
other words, "a winner at the show,"
it is not surprising that such a bird
may not be a success as a layer of
eggs. My experience teaches that if
a person wants money making busi
ness hens, he must keep that point in
view, culling closely all drones, loaf
ers, and doubtful characters, and
breed only those that are most prolific
in money making qualities, without so
much regard for fine feathers. I want
eggs and plump meaty hens, for in
them there is money, and while these
requirements are filled, it matters not
whether they are pure blood, or of any
fancy strain. Disappointment awaits
the poultryman who buys eggs for
hatching on the recommendation of
others. My hens may do well for me
under the diet and peculiar condi
tions they are accustomed to, but
transfer them to another climate, dif
ferent feed, surroundings changed, and
they perhaps will prove very unsat
isfactory, and it is for this reason that
I in some degree account for tbe oft
icpeated accusation of misrepresenta
tion on the part of sellers. Therefore,
don't depend too much upon others;
read good sound poultry literature,
and be guided by your own good sense
aud experience. Raising poultry is a
legitimate business, but needs, to be
studied, built up, and taken care of
as any live merchant or manufacturer
takes caie cf his affairs, and keeps up
with the times. It Is by no means
simply chance or luck, but hard work,
that brings success, and he who thinks
otherwise had better look elsewhere
for a "soft snap."
Theie Is money in the business, we
have ample proof. There are some
failures the same as in every other
line of business; but this is no reason
why the hen should retire from busi
ness. Bone ami Kgc.
In selling eggs at market price the
question of profit hinges on the co.--t
f the production of eggs, writes H.
B. Geer in Agricultural Epitomist. The
keepers of pure bred poultry that Is.
the fancier, who raises only fancy
stock and who gets from one to five
dollars a sitting for his eggs, and the
same figures for bis fowls has no
need to count the cost so closely in
the pioduction of bis stock, as the
prices obtained are sufficient to cover
even extravagant outlay, and to leave
a good margin of profit. Witii the
marketer, however, it is quite differ
ent. He must bring his bill of ex
penses low in order to realize any prof
it in eggs. In this connection we
would suggest the free use of one of
the modern inventions for the poultry
yard the bone cutter; not the dry
bone crusher, but the green bone cut
ter, and tbe liberal use of green cut
bone in feeding the laying stock. With
the writer, green bones, fresb from the
butcher, aio obtainable at fifty cents
per one hundred pounds, aud their
value as food, in the production of
eggs, is worth from three to five cents
a pound. In fact, in fresh cut hone we
find tbe best and cheapest egg food
that we can buy. There is certainly
a good margin of profit in selling eggs
at market prices when the hens are
fed plenty of fresh cut clean bone. Of
course it must not be fed exclusively,
but It may, we believe, constitute one
third of the feed given the hens with
out any bad effects.
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