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The Sanapatilla that's used by Chinese and Hindu; in the bushes of Aus
tralia and the wilds of South America; the Sarsaparilla that braces British and
Boer, and jives strength to French and German, Russian and Turk,
The Sarsaparilla that has more than twenty pages of doctors' indorsements,
extending over nearly sixty years, embracing every known disease which rarises
from impure blood; that's made on honor and made to cure,
The Sarsaparilla that's made of carefully selected drugs, the best and purest
and most expensive from the world over; that's made of a sarsaparilla root
costing more than ten times as much as that which enters into the composition
of any other Sarsaparilla, " I"""888
Thc Sarsaparilla manufactured by modern methods evolved from half a cen
tury of practical experience; that's made so carefully that every bottle is put
up as if it were an individual prescription, and to whose laboratory any phy
sician, any druggist, any pharmacist is cordially invited and welcomed,
.. Ayer's Sarsaparilla brings exhilaration to the tired body and hope to all
who are exhausted, depressed, discouraged. It removes all impurities from the
blood, impurities which irritate the brain and nerves, and cause countless aches
and pains. You can afford to trust a Sarsaparilla that has been trusted for
over half a century.
Ifanicted with LTIane 5m Tafala-
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IN 3 OR 4 YEARS
IN INDEPENDENCE ISSURED
If you taUe up your
home in Western Can
ada, the land of plenty.
sIviuk eipcneuccs of
farmers who hare be
come wealthy In fjrow
iiiR wheat, reports of
deietratcs, etc . ana lull
Information us t j reduced railway rales can be
ife Hid. Omaha, Xeb.
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 -.3.80 SHOES &
BWo rth S4 to $6 compared
with other makes, i
ladorsed by over
Theammine have W. L
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uougus name ana price
tamped on bottom. Take i
no sabttiittte claimed to be
as good. Your dealer
should keen them if
not. we will send a uair
on receipt of mice and asc
extra fcr carriage. State kind cf leather, I
size, and width, plain or cap toe. Cat. tree, i
W. L DOUGLAS SHCE Ca, Brockton. Hast. ,
H tie Age
It Stiffens the Goods
It Whitens the Goods
It polishes the Goods
It makes all Earmnts fresh andjerisp
a when first bought ne .
Try a Sample Fackaso
You'll like It If you try It. .j.
You'll buy it if you try it.
You'll use it if you try it.
Sold by all Grocers.
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I Examine the Package !
3? In view of the many misleading sr.d unscrupulous imitations oi Baker's
tSj Chocolate " which have recently been put upon the market, we find it neces
6, sary to caution consumers against these attempts to deceive
ffS and to rsk them to examine every package they purchase,
jrj and maks sure that it has on the front a yellow label, with
cur name and place of
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getting it. Send for a copy of our Choice Recipe book, mailed free to any ap
plicant who mentions this paper.
WALTER BAKER &. CO. Limited, Dorchester, Mass.
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WHAT ALABASTISE IS.
Atafeasttae Is the original and only dur
able wall coating on the market. It is
entirely different from all kalsomine
preparations. .Alabastlne Is made ready
for use in white or fourteen beautiful
. tints by the addition of cold water. It Is
wit up in dry powdered form, in pack
ares, properly labeled, with full dlrec
Uoas oa every package. It takes the
place of sealing talsomines. wall paper
aad paint for walls. Aiabastlne can be
VJLJM If Till 1U wa Ak ia pw m
saw on plaster, brick, wood er canvas.
a a ckUd caa brush It oa.
Never judge a man by his manner
toward his superiors; judge him by his
mai-ner toward his inferiors.
A nose exactly in the middle of the
face is abnormal. The general run of
noses incline toward the right
One dangerous agency in the spread
of the bubonic plague in Tokio is found
in the large number of the mice and
rats which infest certain quarters.
Speaking of the "Man with the Hoe,"
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson says:
"The farmer is conservative but more
level headed than most city people, and
is the nation's juryman in tilths of ex
citement." The bureau of ordnance and fortifi
cations of the War department has
given an experimental order to the Du
buque enamel works to supply a regi
ment of cavalry and one of infantry
J. C. Yetzer has been released from
the Fort Madison penitentiary and re
turned to his home in Atlantic. He
served three years and three months
for his share in the wrecking of the
Cass County bank.
George W. Duncan, the postmaster
at Pool Siding, Neb., who was discov
ered $2,487 short in his accounts a few
days ago. has had his preliminary hear
ing in Grand Island, before Commis
sioner Bode, and been held to the
The house committe on public build
ings today reported favorably a bill
giving w-omen settlers on public lands
upon which they have not made entry
at the time of marriage, the right to
make entry after marriage ?nd acquire
title, provided they have not abandoned
An Idaho tramp who was injured on
a railroad car while stealing a ride
has brought suit for damages, alleging
negligence on the part of the employes
of the company because, although they
knew where he was and that he ought
to be put off, they did not put him
WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd.,
Belle Chocolatiere" ::
If your grocer does not keep the genuine article, please let ?
us know, and we will endeavor to put you in the way of
WHAT "KALSOmXES" AK1
Kalsomines are cheap and temporary
preparations, manufactured from whit
ing, chalks, clays, etc. They are stuck on
the walls with decaying animal glue. Ala
bastine Is not a kalsomine. It is a rock
base cement, which sets, and It hardens
with age. It caa be re-coated and re
decorated without having to wash and
scrape off Its old coats. Aiabastlne is
utilized to a great extent In hospitals, as
It prevents the accumulation of dirt and
the congregating of disease germs, being
disinfectant la its nature.
The total population if the Philip
pine islands is estimated at from S.OOO,-
There are not less than twenty-five
colonies of Hebrews, most of them
thriving and self-supporting, in Judea,
Samaria, Upper Galilee and in trans-,
Jordanic regions, with a total of 4,500 ,
colonists and about 1,000 hired Hebrew .
A schoolmaster who had been telling
of the doings of Caesar ended up with,
"And all this happened about 1,500
years ago." A little boy, his blue e yes
wide open with wonder, said, after a
moment's thought, "Oh, what a mem
ory you've got!" Tid-Biis.
Evans Weed, a wealthy farmer of
New-field. Conn., will petition the leg
islature to change his name to Adam,
aJter which he will transform his large
farm into a duplication, as far as may
Ijp, of the garden of Eden. Then he
will advertise for some woman, nam
ed Eve, to be his consort.
Ex-Congressman John Davis, one of
the founders of the populist party, has
become totally blind. Formerly he
lepresented the Fifth Kansas district.
A bell is rung at sunset at Seoul,
Korea, and after that time men found
oi the street are liable to be flogged.
Women, however, are allowed to go
about as usual.
lur.atliau and Jol.n Hull.
The Anglo-American League has is
sued a report of its first year's work,
in which it is noted that "there are
indications in the United States of
the continued growth of friendly feel
ings toward the old country, and of a
belief that the true interests of both
nations are identical, so that the more
cordial their friendship becomes the
better will it be for the political and
commercial welfare of both. How
widely similar feelings prevail in this
country, and how sincerely thev are
held, every one in Britain kuows."
Dewey Arch Wilt Cost SI OOO.OO.).
The New York committee having in
charge the erection of the permanent
Dewey arch has estimated the proable
cost of the arch and colonnade to be
approximately $1,000,000. The mass
and importance of the sculpture in
volved exceeds that of any similar
monument of modern times. There
are nearly eighty statues or figures of
colossal scale, the greater number of
which are at least double life size, and
many of them still larger; besides the
historic portrait medallions and other
sculpture enrichment all in addition
to the architectural details.
A rictiire That will IJcroum Famous.
Theobald Chartran has returned to
this country from Paris, bringing with
him a large historical painting which
probably will be hung in the" capitol
at Washington. It was ordered by
Henry C. Frick, of Pittsburg, before
Mr. Chartran left this country, last
spring. The artist went to Washing
ton and studied the character and
faces of the men who figure in the
group. President McKinley, William
R, Bay, secretary of state at that time;
M. Cambon, the French ambassador;
M. Thebaut, his secretary, and Messrs.
Moore, Adee and Cridler, of the state
department, will be seen in a group
which represents the signing of tne
Spanish-American peace protocol at'
Washington. Ii the picture is not
hung in the capitol it will be presented
to Mr. McKinley. France paid $20,000
for a painting which is to be exhibited
by M. Chartran at the Paris exposi
tion. CHURCHES. AKD. SCHOOL-HOUSES.
The Interior walls of churches. school
Houses and all public halls should never
be coated with anything but the durable
and pure Aiabastlne. So evident has this
fact become, that hundreds of tons are
used annually for this work. The genu
ine Aiabastlne does n6t rub, or. scale off.
It Is cleanly during the long peHcd'ct its
usefulness. Every owner of a building
should use It. Ask your paint dealer or
druggist for card of tints, and write for
free copy of our Interesting booklet to
Alabastine Co., Grand Eapids, llicm.
THC PLACE FOR A POOR MAN.
A tlaattstead Clear aad Meaay AhMl
la Twe Tears.
Alameda, N. W. T., Canada,
Dec. 22, 18SJ.
Mr. B. Davles, Canadian Govern
ment Agent, St. Paul, Minn. Dear Sir:
As I promised you about two years
ago that at some future Ume t would
let you know what t thought of west
ern Canada and the chances of a poor
man making a start and supporting a
family at the same time, so will writ
a few facts concerning my own ex
perience the past. twenty-one months;
and what I hare done, any able-bodied
man can do, provided he will work.
I left Traverse country March 20,
1S98; landed in Alameda at noon the
2 1st With 3.55 in my pocket, a strang
er and among strangers, and when my
family came in October. 1898, my
wife had nearly $10, or barely enough
to pay freight on her stove, sewing
machine and clothes and beds. I com
menced work March 28; also made en
try for homestead same day (the man
I started work for loaning -me $15 to
pay entrance fee), and I have earned
or at least received $478.10 in wages
since then and have been idle at least
two months of the twenty-one since I
came. The homestead I took had
twelve acres broke by a former occu
pant I paid $20 to have it replowed
in July, '98, and the seed wheat for it
cost me $8.25. I let it to a neighbor
fcr one-half in elevator, clear of all
expense except the seed, and this fall
I received $70.10 for my part of the
crops off the twelve acres, so my total
receipts the past twenty-one months
have been $548.10, and my expenses,
besides living for self and family, have
been as follows:
Entrance fee ($5 being paid for
cancellation) $ 15.00
Summer fallowing 12 acres 20.C0
Seed for same 8.25
Cost of house, besides my own
labor von same 75.85
20 acres of breaking and double
discing same 60.00
My half of wheat 70.10
Net expense on homestead.... $109.00
We moved on our homestead July
10, 1899, have thirty-two acres in good
shape for crops in 1900. My wife joins
with me in sending best wishes to you
You can truly say to any poor man
who pays a big rent to get a farm
(somebody else's land) or works for
wages to support a family, that I have
personally tried both in Minnesota
and tried hard to make a success of it,
but found to my sorrow that after
working harj a poor living was all I
could get out of it, and after nearly
two years of western Canadian life I
will say that I am very thankful to
you for helping me to decide to try It
in Canada. Yours respectfully,
W. H. KINKADE.
Use Magnetic Starch it has no equal.
John Morrissey is said to have made
$700,000 out of his New York gambling
house in seven years, but that is
small gambling in comparison with
the revenues of an ancient house in
London, which is reputed to have
cleared in the season of 1788 over
$750,000. In one night a million of
money is said to have changed hands
in this place.
That the Boer war affects all classes
was proven by a recent painful inci
dent at the London war office. One
ot the few journalists who have been
there nightly since the beginning of
hostilities, on making his customary
inquiry for the latest list of the cas
ualties, was handed a list whereon,
under the head of killed, was the
name of his own sou.
Murderer All Play Checker.
Roland B. Molinetix. the convicted
poisoner, is one of the eight candidates
for the electric chair at Sing Sing
prison. All are checker players and
tach has a board hi his cell. Moli-nc-ux
is the best player of the lot, and
when a game is on the moves on
both sides by both contestants are
conveyed to each other by shouts.
Worcester' Fine Offer.
Professor Dean C. Wocester, who
has just resigned his chair in the
University of Michigan, has had an
offer of a salary of $15,000 a year as
manager of certain mining interests
in the Philippine islands and when his
duties as commissioner are fulfilled
he may accept the offer.
Two members of the present con
giess began life as sailors. Each was
r. New Englander by birth, each ran
away to sea. and each finally made his
home in California. One is Senator
Perkins and the other Representative
E. F. Loud.
During the Spanish war there was
much discussion of the possibility that
Don Carlos, the pretender to the Span
ish throne, would raise his standard
in revolt against the present dynasty
at Madrid. Nothing in the way of
fight same from Don Carlos, however,
and now the news comes from Rome
that he has renounced Spanish citi
zenship and claimed to be an Austrian
J. Blackburn. Total Abstainer.
Some astonishment has been aroused
i:i the Bluegrass state at the discovery
that Senator Joe Blackburn, a Ken
tuckian of Kentuckians, has not for
eighteen months past tasted liquor;
moreover, he declares that he will
never take another drink. He never
drank to excess, but the idea of his
becoming an aboslutc teetotaler has
staggered many of his acquaintances.
Prof. William Wilcox, superintend
ent of the Atlantic schools, has handed
his resignation to the board and will
give up his work at once. Some twelve
weeks ago he was kicked by a horse
and was confined to the house for sev
cial weeks. For some time he has
been attending to his duties on
clutches. He has not seemed to ini
piove, and on account of his inability
to get around he deciueiTto give up the
Don't put off til tomorrow a cycling
trip you can enjoy today.
KKJECT THE MJUST AS GOOD."
The dealer who tells you that he can
sell you the "same thing" as Aiabastlne
or "something Just as good." either Is
not posted or Is trying to deceive you. la
offering something he has bought cheap
and is trying to sell on Alabastine's de
mands, he may not realize the danger to
himself as well as to you. Beware of
all new substitutes. Dealers risk a
suit for damages by selling and consum
ers by using an infringement Aiabastlne
Co. own the right to males and sell wall
coatings adapted to mix with cold water.
DAIRY AND POULTRY.
INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR
OUR RURAL READERS.
law Saeeeutat rataMfs Operate This
DapartaMac at tbe rarsa A sTew
Hlats aa to the Car et Lira Stack
Hatter tacks la Cttsa.
f lit ttreet man of the New York
Produce Review writes that journal as
Readers of these columns have heard
considerable during the past few yeara
of mold, mottles, streaks, weedy or
bitter flavor, crumbly or ragged, bor
ing butter, but who has heard ot but
ter being packed into tubs that had
three or four Inches of cream on the
bottom of them? I met a man last
week who used to be employed In one
of our butter and egg stores, but Is
now buying butter end eggs for a
wholesale grocery firm. He said he re
cently purchased a lot of butter from a
firm here, and when the butter was de
livered to him he examined several
tubs and they appeared to be all right,
so he sent some of tbe lot to one of
his customers. In a few days this cus
tomer returned three tubs, claiming he
had cut out part of the butter, but
when near the bottom of the tubs he
found a very peculiar looking mass,
which undoubtedly was once butter.
My friend examined the returned tubs
and found that each one contained
from three to eight Inche3 of soft or
slushy butter in the bottom. Close ex
amination showed that there had been
a considerable quantity of cream In
the tubs before they were packed with
butter, and this had softened the but
ter so that It could not be used. The
cream was sweet, and its presence did
not affect the flavor of thebutter In
the top half of the tubs, but did to
some extent affect the flavor and color
of the balance of the goods. Just how
the cream came to be In those three
tubs my friend cannot say, and be
thinks it Is very strange that the butter-maker
did not notice the condition
of the tubs before be packed the butter.
It is quite apparent that It was another
case of carelessness.
When birds are troubled with what
Is known as "crop bound," various
methods may be applied. When It first
begins it is best to try gentle moving
of the mass from the outside. This
may break up its compactness and
cause some of it to pass into the giz
zard. In case the mass sours and be
gins to ferment, It will have to be re
moved. We have seen the advice given
to fill the crop of the bird with water
and hold it head down so that the food
would run out. The writer has never
been very successful In this mode of
treatment, but has rad birds expire
under it The cutting open method Is
often recommended, l.ut we cannot say
from experience how successful It gen
erally Is. The advice Is generally giv
en to put a small hole through the
skin and crop membrane, pulling the
kin over some, so that the cut in the
skin and the cut in the crop will not
naturally come opposite each other.
The cut in the crop should be only
large enough to permit the finger to
go In and bring out the food. After
the sack is thoroughly washed out, the
cut in the membrane may be sewed up,
and a like operation performed on the
cut in the skin. We do notbelieve this
will pay with any bat a very valuable
bird. Certainly it would not pay on
tbe bird that the faimer has to sell
for 25 cents. A bird properly handled
will not become crop bound.
Uniform Temperature. We have
been in the habit of thinking that
it is tbe mild warmth of the advancing
spring that heaps the egg-basket at
that season; but while warmth is a
good thing, those who are getting best
results are those who keep the fowl
most nearly in uniform condition
through the winter. Last winter, I
visited a man who kept hens literally
by the thousand, for eggs chiefly. He
said that if he allowed the birds in the
scratching rooms before the sun shone
iu and warmed them to the tempera
ture of the sleeping rooms, the imme
diate effect was a heavy drop in the
number of eggs. C. S. Valentine.
Avoid the use of drugs in the poul
try yard, whatever friends may advise.
We do not mean that there may not be
exceptional cases where it will pay to
use them, as in a systematic manner
on a valuable fowl; but ordinarily they
will prove more of a detriment than a
help to the health of the hirds. Fowl
diseases are so little understood that
most of the treatments advised are
founded on ignorant guess work.
Skliumllk for Hojrs.
Skim milk should always be used
when it is available. It is not only
a good flesh producer in itself, but it
also makes the ordinary grain feeds
more digestible and so adds greatly to
their value. While skim milk alone is
rarely profitable, from 20 to 40 pounds
being required to make a pound of
meat, when mixed with grain in the
proportion of 3 pounds or less of milk
to each pound of grain its value is
greatly increased. In a test reported
by C. P. Goodrich 1 bushel of corn
produced 10 pounds of pork, and 100
pounds of skim milk produced 5
pounds of pork, when fed separately.
When fed together, however, the mix
ture produced 18 pounds of meat, an
increase of 3 pounds due to the mix
ing. In this case 100 pounds of skim
milk took the place of 44.8 pounds of
corn. If the corn was worth 25 cents
per bushel, the milk was worth 19.6
cents per 100 pounds; if the corn was
worth 40 cents, the milk was worth
31.1 cents. Extended tests in the feed
ing of skim milk have been made at
the Utah Station, and among the facts
brought out by the work are theae:
"The hogs fed on the milk-and-grain
ration made much more rapid gains
than either those fed on milk alone cr
on grain alone. The time required to
make 100 pounds of gain was seventy
nine days for the hogs fed on milk
and grain, one hundred and sixteen
days for those fed on grain alone, and
one hundred and forty-seven days
when the feed was milk alone. The
milk-and-grain-fed lots required 2.58
pounds of digestible matter, the milk
fed lots 2.85 pounds, and the grain
fed lots 3.19 pounds to make 1 pound
of gain in live weight." In this case
100 pounds of skim milk took the place
of 23.2 pounds of grain in the mix
ture. Work at other stations has
given very similar results and has
demonstrated that when not more than
4 pounds of skim milk is used wiib
each pound of grain the milk Is worth
from 15 to 30 cents per 100 pounds. The
younger and smaller the hogs the
higher is the value of the milk. Fcr
fullgrown and aged animals It is of
less value. It may be taken as a safe
rule that it is profitable to pay at least
15 cents per 100. pounds for all the
skim milk needed to make four times
the weight of the grain fed, and where
it is impos ,s"e to secure enoush for ail
the hogs the available aupply ilea)
be gives ta those Bit aaaratt the
weaalag aft ami to saws suckling plaa.
There ta probably so disease so little
understood b farmers as that which
la technically known as asoturla. Un
der that name we mean the disease of
the horse which comes oa isTarlaWy
after aa idle spell of several days or
eves oaly one day Is the bars and
when in the aggravated form causes
paralysis aad death. The horse that
has bees so managed goes out to work
or a trip oa the road and never felt
better la his life, but suddenly after
he has goae a few miles or eves blocks
he commences to lag and If drives far
ther, begins to sweat, and boob goes
lame, usually fn a hind leg, and un
less stopped at once when this stage
has been reached he will inevitably go
down paralixed. The lameness la al
ways characterised by one or other ot
the following symptoms: ksucklisg of
the hind fetlock Joints, or great rigid
ity ot the muscles ot the hip from
stifle 'to "hip bone." There Is slso evi
dence of indigestion for the horse
passes wind frequently from the rec
tum and also manure which usually
has an offensive odor.
As a rule the urine Is retained as
the horse Is afraid to squat even when
yet able to stand, and the urine when
seen is always of the color of strong
coffee or even blood colored from the
coloring matter ot the blood having
been forced Into the bladder by way
of the highly congested kidneys. When
this most characteristic symptom is
observed there can be no question as
to the nature of the disease or that It
is not "spinal meningitis" as It Is ao
often erroneously called.
The cause of the disease Is supposed
to be an overloading of the system
with nitrogenous matters which, were
the horse working, would be used up
In the formation of sweat, vim, and
repair of waste of tissue, but during
idleness is unused and so stored up in
the blood and overloaded liver and
kidneys When the horse goes out to
work after an idle spell the blood cir
culation is at once Increased and tbe
effete matters which it contains are
pumped into the circulatory system and
by the small veins carried into tbe
muscles where they act as poisons and
clog and paralyze the parts.
The moment that the first symptoms
of the disease are observed the horse
should go no farther than the nearest
barn and should there remain until
be has entirely recovered which will
be in about three days If the attack la
not severe. On reaching the barn the
harness should be removed and the
first thing to do If a drug store la
nearby is to give a physic ball, con
taining one ounce of freshly pulver
ized Barbadoes aloes, one drachm of
fluid extract of Belladonna leaves and
two drachma of pulverized ginger root,
at one dose, in the usual way. The
affected muscles should be well foment
ed with hot water and then rubbed
with a liniment composed of soap lin
iment four ounces, aqua ammonia one
ounce, turpentine two ounces and wa
ter to make one pint, injections of
soapy warm water may also be given
per rectum by means of a large syringe
or a three foot length of one-half Inch
rubber hose fitted with a funnel. Every
four hours one drachm of Iodide or
potash may be given dissolved in a
half pint of water and given as a
drench or in drinking water, until four
doses have been given.
To prevent a recurrence of the
trouble the horse should be fed upon
bran mashes when idle for oats are
the most likely to cause tbe disease
and should therefore be avoided. In
addition always give exercise dally In
all kinds of weather.
The Poland-Chinas are the most
popular breed in the corn belt of the
north, and are about as numerous as
the Berkshires in the south. They are
a composite breed of recent origin
which seems to have been developed
naturally by the conditions existing in
a region where corn forms almost the
entire food. They originated In Ohio
from miscellaneous crosses of the Big
China, Irish Grazier, Poland, Byflell,
and perhaps other stocks. The name
of Poland-China was given about 1840
to a large, coarse black and white hog
iequiring about two years to mature,
but growing to an enormous size, ani
mals weighing 600 to 800 pounds not
being uncommon. Crossing of these
with Berkshires gave a smaller, finer,
smoother, and earlier-maturing ani
mal, closely approaching the Berkshire
in form and color but still retaining a
great part of its power of continuous
growth up to three or four years of
age, and dressing out a carcass nearly
all of which is merchantable meat.
While not as good grazers as the Berk
shires, nor as well able to take care
of themselves when turned into the
woods the Poland-Chinas of the pres
ent day have a quiet disposition, are
easily controlled, grow rapidly, and
fatten quickly. They appear to bear
close confinement rather better than
the Berkshires, and so are often pre
ferred for pen raising. Usually the
sows are not quite so prolific as the
Berkshires, though some strains are
very fertile breeders.
I have used a hand separator nearly
Tour years, and am sure it has paid Its
cost more than three times over. Milk
ing from eight to fifteen cows, writes a
contributor to Ohio Farmer, I would
compare the turning to about the same
as an ordinary fanning mill. Hand
machines run from twenty to eighty
gallons capacity per hour: price from
50 to $165. It is best for new begin
ners to use a watch at first to regulate
speed. As to temperature, it will be
all right If run through the machine in
a reasonable length of time after milk
ing. Have sold $500 worth of butter
the past year, besides cream and butter
used In family, say $50 worth, and I
know my receipts would have been
one-fifth less had I not used a separa
tor. Have had separator at the barn
for two years, run by bull, on two
horse tread power. Have never missed
a skimming since we had it. Think It
one of the best investments we ever
Russian Thistle as Fodder. A Ne
braska friend of mine whose stock
wintered last year largely on Russian
thistle, thin that it isn't a bad kini
cf a weed, after all. And many in the
wpst are coming to the same opinion.
Tbe Russian thistle 13 proving a blefcs
ing instead of a curse to the drouth
stricken or desert lands. Moreover, it
is not "taking the country" in any sec
tion, as was predicted a few years ago.
The various laws enacted asalnst It
are practically dead now. because thrre
Js no need to enforce them.
Prof. Von der Golz, of Germany
states that investigations have showp
that a farmer that buys a farm can
not afford to pay interest on mort
gages that exceed two-thirds o! its
bEdENERATE DOO. l
iiaa aMaaalssal trie tfayew by ta
TfHlaaUT Abatfiat Aatsaal.
Now aad thea there la a degenerate
dog, just as there are degeaerats mea.
I once knew a dog of that klad. He
wss s hsadsome fellow, a Scotch collie,
black, with white breast, aad lower
forelegs aad tip ot tail also white. His
father was s gentlemanly dog, aad his
mother was also reputable. At aa
early age this dog took to kllllag
chickens, and would mouth and kill a
whole brood of downy chickeas la less
than a minute from the first alarmed
screech of the mother ken. A little
later he killed, aa a daily recreation,
chickens of all sorts aad conditions.
Many attempts were made to shoot
him. but he seemed bullet-proof. He
would run Into the street, seize a horse
by the nose, and, awiagiag clear of
the pavement; Would haag there, while
tke terrified horse would vaialy try td
dlsiodge him: When a man oa horse
back tame along, he would proceed to,
have fun with him by seizing his
horse's tail. No whip couldreach him.
and when the rider would dismount
the dog would beat a successful re
treat. He killed all tbe eats la the
neighborhood. When a peddler with
samples of potatoes or apples entered
the yard of his owner he would greet
him with a friendly wagging tail and
escort him to the door, but when the
same peddler turned his back to go
he never failed to take a bite at the
calf of his leg. The dog's conduct
finally raised the neighbors agaiast
him, and the owner was informed that
if he did not get rid of him the dog
would be shot. To save his life the
owner gave him to a butcher. In his
new environment he lasted but one
day. He bit the butcher's daughter,
'and the butcher killed him. Indian
A START IN THE LAW.
What Hlttlag a Mala Over the Head
Had to Da With Maaiag a Lawyer.
Illustrating what a trifling incident
can influence a man's whole career, it
is told of Judge William Lindsay, who
Is now United States senator from
Kentucky, that when a young man
still in his teens he was plowing in
his father's Held, which was near a
cross roads store where a dozen or
more men usually congregated. Young
Lindsay and the mule he was working
to the plow did not "gee" well, and
finally in trying to turn the mule
around at the far side of the field a
worse misunderstanding than usual
occurred. The mule turned square
around and started back over the plow
right at Lindsay, who grabbed a piece
of fence rail and hit his big-eared serv
ant a terrific jolt above the eye. The
mule fell dead. Lindsay looked at the
dead mule and then at the crowd
across the field at the store. He saw
.the men had witnessed his killing of
the mule and he started at full run to
the store. When he reached there, al
most out of breath, he exclaimed:
"Gentlemen. I killed the mule, but I
did it in self-defense." "By jingo,
Bill, you ought to be a lawyer," said
one of the men, "for anybody who cau
think of a plea of that sort on the
spur of the moment would make a
good one." That suggestion stuck in
young Lindsay's mind he did study
law, became chief justice ot Kentucky
and one of the greatest lawyers they
ever had. In 1896, when Lindsay, as
senator, deserted his party on the sil
ver issue, one of his old friends who
knew of the mule incident, and who
was angry at Lindsay for his course,
said: "Say. boys, ain't it a pity that
Lindsay killed that mule?" Cincinnati
How Tbey Got Their Sir.
Various savages have various meth
ods of kindling fire. In New Holland
a pointed stick is twirled around be
tween the palms of the hand until the
wood on which it stands begins to
smoke, and at last breaks into flame.
Other savages obtain a spark by stick
ing one bit of wood upright in the
earth, butting a slit in it lengthwise,
in which they rub another bit of wood
with a protruding piece until it flames.
The most ingenious method is, how
ever, that followed by the inhabitants
of western Madagascar. These use a
string of animal hide, by which they
twirl the upright stick rapidly and
hasten the fire lighting. To us who
have merely to strike a match under
the mantlepiece the value of fire is lit
tle appreciated, but suppose that we
were caught in the wilderness without
a match, how would we go about
lighting the fire to warm ourselves or
cook our food? Perhaps the savage
will point a way, especially as every
boy of any account has a piece of twine
in his pocket. Washington Post.
Whites Not Waated la Basatalaud.
Basutoland. while nominally inde
pendent, is yet a British colony. It in
governed by a high commissioner, who
in turn Is ruled by the governor of
Cape Colony. The native chiefs adju
dicate all disputes between natives,
although an appeal can be taken to the
magistrate's court, where cases be
tween whites are tried. The revenues
are derived from the Cape Colony con
tribution, the postoffice, native hut tax
and sale of licenses. Whites are not
wanted in Basutoland and everything
possible is done to keep them out. The
land belongs to the natives, and the
utilized soil is allotted to household
ers for grazing purposes. The chief
allots fields to each householder, who
cannot sell the land, but whose de
scendants get it on his death. Sev
eral times a year the chiefs of the na
tion hold a national assembly called
the pitso. Here any native can freely
express his opinion without fear.
Discontented women are always ego
tists. They view everything with re
gard to themselves, and have therefore
the defectivesympathies that belong to
low organizations. They never win
confidence, for their discontent breeds
distrust and doubt, and, however clev
er they may naturally be, an obtrusive
self, with its train of likings and dia
likings, obscures their judgment and
they take false views of people and
things. For thi3 reason it Is almost a
hopeless effort to show them how little
people generally care about their
grievances, for they have thought
about themselves so long and so much
that they cannot conceive of any other
subject interesting the rest of the
The widow Why was Minerva call
ed the goddess of wisdom? The bachel
orProbably because she never mar
ried. The widow Then why was Solo
mon, who had several hundred wives,
called the wisest man?
This Haa Katw It Was Laas.
A hen's egg was marketed at Deni
son the other day measuring 7 by 64
laches. Sioux City Journal.
A MOTHER'S STORY;
tetsi How Oba was RaUsTed- .
"Mas. Pcikham : I write to tell yoa
ahoat my daughter. She is nineteen ,
old aad is ilowing all the time.
aad has beea for abont
three months. The doc
tor does her but very
little good, if any.. I
thought I would
try Lydia E. Piak
Compound, but It
want your advice
Before beginning its
Use. I have become .
Very much aiarmeit
about her, as she is
getting so weak." "
Mrs. iiATilbi. A.
Mill, Macon, Ga.,
Hay 21, 1899.
'Dbur Mrs. Pesk
stam: It affords me
grebe pleasure to tell
you of the benefit my
daughter has received from the use of
Lydia S. Pinkham'n Vegetable Com
pound. After beginning the Use of
your medicine she began to mend
rapidly and is now abla to be at her
work. Her menses ara regular and
almost painless. 1 feel very thankful
to you and expect to always keep your
Vegetable Compound in my house. It
is the best medicine I ever knew. You
have my permission to publish this
letter if yon wish, it may be the means,
of doing others good." Mus. Matilda
A. Cash, Manchester Mill, Macon, Ga.,
September 18, 1S99.
A Haak ef CBelca Kcclpoa
Scat flae by Walter Baker Co. LuL, Dorches'er.
For starching fine linen use Magnetic ,
Lights dot the coast of Gicat Brit
cin at the rate of one to every four
If you have not tried Magnetic Stan h
try it now. You will then u$.e no other..
-There is nothing a man does so un-.
willingly as to acknowledge himself in.
The amount of bonds received at the
treasury department for exchange for
the new 2 per cents is $154.144,9r0. of
which $14,667,100 were from individ
uals and institutions other than na
Try Magnetic Starch it will last
longer than any other.
Important ta Mothers.
tsaalae carefally eTery bottle of CASTORI.t.
a safe and cure remedy for Infants and chiUlren,
sad see that it
la Use For Over 30 Years.
The Kind Yoa Have Always Bought
According to the statistics gather:.!
b the Chicago health department the
country Is fairly saturated with ?niall
Thar fa a Class or reoal
Who are Injured by the use nt coffee.
Recently there has been placed In-all
the grocery stores a new preparation
called GRAIN-O. made of pure grain?,
that takes tbe place of coffee. The must '
delicate stomach receives it without
distress, and but few can tell it from
coffee. It does not cost over one-fourth
as much. Children may drink it wita
great benefit. 15 cents and 25 cents
per package. Try it. Ask for GRAIN-O.
Magnetic Starch is the very best
laundry starch in the world.
The international chess match be
tween English and American teams re
sulted in favor of America by six
games to four.
The number of bubonic plague case?
at Sydney, N. S. W.. o-neially reported
has reached thirty-sir.
Tided batr recovers it ynntbful color ant oft
new by tbe use of 1'abkih Hair IUlim.
UiuxRcon.g. ttrc best cure fur turn. !3ct.
Judge Taft. preparatory to starting
for the Philippines, was given a fare
well dinner at Cincinnati.
SlOO Reward SHOO.
The readers of this paper will Iw pleaded to
learn tha, there is at least one dreaded discasw
that w'nee ha been aliht to euro in all it-
stages, and that is Catarrh. IlaU't C'atarrn
Cure Is the onlv positive eur now known to th
medical fraternity. Catarrh -i:vx a constitu
tional dLseaw. requires a constitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catirrh Cure Is taken internal) v.
acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying t!i
A.-.J&f .nS tli.h.lt.p.trtr h MHjI if ln 4 tlh V tlAltlf
strength br building up the constitution and
assisting- nature In uoiiur its worK. mc pro
prietors have so much faith in lts curative
powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for
any case that it fails to cure. Send for list cf
Address P. J. CHENEY & CO . Toledo, a
Sold bv drusftfist" "'-
Hall's Family PilU are the best.
Berlin has seventy public monu
ments, a larger number in proportion
to the size of the city than that of
any other European capital,
tides of Incorporation at Trenton with
a capital stock of $150,000,000.
1 do not believe Pte o Cure for Consumption
ha aa equal for coukds and colds. John i
BuTKR. Trinity Sorlnt's. Ind.. Feb. .5. 1A
The state department has issued a
warrant for the surtendcr to the Mex
ican authorities of P.las Asuirr
charged with murder. Aguirre is an
Mrs. Wiaslov's Soothlnr Syrnp.
For ehl'.ilrea teetbins. foftrn the trnnn, redacts It
Awnmstlou, all? paib.curea wind colic 25c a bo::.-
Governor Mount has issued a prof!;.
mation calling upon the people of In
diana to observe the 100th anniversary
of the establishment of territori il
form of government in Indiana, by
holding celebrations in each of the
counties on July 1.
Double Daily Service
'p-Jbtun SUepers and Free 'Reclining
Ourr Cars on Ntgfd Trains.
For lifarsuttea er ftttes, call ansa t aMrasa
searaH tfKrt, or
s. m. ADsrr, a. p. a
ST. JOSEPH, mo.
W. N. U. OMAHA. No. 151900
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