Experience And Not Experiments Bhould be ytjur guide in buying medicine. Let others experiment; you Bhould be guided by experience. Experiments are uncertain tu result; experience is sure. Experiments may do you harm; experi ence proves thut Hood's Sursaparilla will Jo you wonderful good. You may rely upon the experience of those who have been cured by this medicine. Fulfills a Duty. "I feel it my duty to let people know how much good Hood's Barsaparilla did forme. My health won poor audi had doctored aiid taken medicine but found no relief, so I thought I would try Hood's arsapitrllla. After taking two' bottles I felt better and I kept on taking it and now I am welL I think it is th,e best blood medicine in the world." 0. W. Cabey, Prineville, Or. Sarsa- .. parllla Is America's Greatest Medicine. Sold by all druggists, $1; six for fi. Get only Hood'B. Hnnd' Pille "e (sentli mim, efte- UUUU I-UIS tive, AUdruBttlsu. 26c. The World's Hard Wood Market. London is the hardwood market of the worjol. American buyers of Mex ican woods go to London to make their purchases instead of Mexico. The woods are shipped to London and then back to the United States, for the reason that London is the exchange of the world. AN OPEN LETTER TO MOTHERS. We are asserting in the courts onr right to the exclusive use of the word "CA3T0KIA," and " PITCHes.'d CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark. I, Dr. Samuel Fitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, was the originator of " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same that has borne and does now bear the fac simile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on every wrapper. This is the original " PITCHER'S CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes Of the mothers of America for over thirty years. Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is the kind you have always bought, and has the signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the wrapper. No one has authority from me to use my name except The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is President. . March 8, l&yj. SAMUEL PITCHER, M.TX The amount of liquid refreshments taken by a man of 70 years would equal 70,700 pints, and to hold this a pail 12 feet high and more than 2,500 times as large as an ordinary pail would be tequired. ... SlOO REWARD SI OO. The readers of this paper will be pleased to fearn that there Is at least one dreaded disease that seience has been able to cure in all lis liases, and that is catarrh. Hall'sCatarrh Cure Is the only positive cure known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional dis ease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Care is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the founda tion of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The pro prietors have so much faith in its curative fiowers, that they offer One Hundred Dollars or any case that it fails to cure. Bend lor list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY St CO, Toledo, O. Bold by druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. An ingenious Jiat.ter of Paris con structed a house of felt made out of 24,000 old hats. This house consisted of a parlor, dining room and bod -room; also a kitchen. , . C ITC Permanently Cured. Ko tits or nervousnes rils after nrst day's use of Dr. Klines or eat Nerve Kestorer. Send for FKfcK (M.OO trial bottle and treatise. DR. R. H. KLUiE, ltd., two Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.- A sleigh made by Colonel David Moseley in 1776 has been in the family servioe ever since. It is now owned by Edward Moseley, of Westfield, Maes., a great-grandson. Stop! Women, And consider that in addressing Mrs. Pinkham you are confiding your private Ills to a woman a woman whose ex perience in treating woman's diseases is gTeater than that of any living phy sician, male or female. You can tallt freely to a woman when It is revolting to relate your private troubles to a man; besides, a man does not understand, simply because be is a man. MRS. PIXKHAM'S STANDING INVITATION. Women suffering from any form of female weakness are invited to promptly communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass. All letters are re ceived, opened, read, and answered by women only. A woman can freely talk of her private illness to a woman. Thus has been established the eternal confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and the women of America which has nover .been broken. Out of the vast volume of experience which she has to draw from, it is more than possible that she has gained the very knowledge that will help your case. She asks nothing In return except your good will, and her advice has relieved thousands. Surely any woman, rich or poor, is very foolish if she does not take advantage of this generous oner of assistance; WHEAT Hake money by tuccesful speculation in Chicago. We ouy ana sen wue&t on mar gins. Fortunes hava been cade on a small oeginning by trading in fu tures. Write for full particulars, best of ret erence given. Several years' experience on the mieairo non.ru ot i race. ana a tnoronen know, ledge of the bnines. Send for onr free refer ence book. DOWNING. HOPKINS 4 Co., Chicago Board of Trade Brokers. Offices la Portland, Oregon ana Seattle, n asn. YOUR LIVER Is it Wrong? Get It Right. Keep it Right. Moore's Revealed Remedy will do It Three doses will make you feel better. Get It from your druggist or any wholesale drug bouse, or ron Stewart & Holmes Drng Co., Seattle. Illitfti WnlKt ill (ISf FL&. Best Unuh Syrup. Thin Good. Tjn I tn time, hoifl rv orotrrxts. Hot Water Brooder. The cut shows a simple form of hot water brooder to be used without a lamp, the galvanized Iron tank being filled with hot water night and morn ing. The second cut shows the posi tion of the tank behind the front board. the bottom having attached to it a double row of slashed woolen cloth, under which the chicks can run. The tank. Is seen to set back from this board, giving a chance for a packing of sawdust, or bran, over and all around the tank. The chicks huddle beneath the tank, and if they find It loo warm, they poke their heads out through the cloth, or come wholly out Into the outer, or scratching, room Keep the tank hot enongh so the chicks will not crowd together under it, but will be Inclined to put their heads out through the cloth. Place the brooder under an open shed, and the chicks can run out of doors on sunny days. American Agriculturist. Improving- a Postnre Ppring. The average pasture spring is apt to be a mud hole because not protected from the cattle's feet. Where a spring is to furnish the sole supply of water for a pasture year after year, it is worth while to make the most of it. If there is an old iron kettle with a break in the bottom, it can be utilized after the fashion shown In the cut, provided the source of the spring is a little high er than the point where it issues from the ground. With rough stones and ee JalSfr IMPROVED PASTTJBK SPIUNO. ment build a watertight wall about the spring, setting the rocks well down into the ground. Set the kettle with the opening in the bottom so that the water will rise to its top. A pure sup- ply will thus always be at hand for the etock and a permanent Improvement made to the pasture. Orange Judd Farmer. Making a Lawn. Lawns are desirable on farms and suburban lots, but it frequently hap- pens that the grass dies off If a dry summer comes. If the lawn Is small water can be supplied two or three times a week, but on large grass plot this cannot always be done. There are two modes of making a lawn. One Is to cut Bod and turf the plot. In which case water must be used until the grass starts. The other Is to plow or spad the plot, apply plenty W well-rotted manure and seed to mixed lawn grass This should be done In August, but if rains are plentiful seed sown In the spring will make a lawn before the summer is over. The most Important point Is to use the lawn mower at prop er times. If the grass Is kept very close It will not thrive, especially the first year. It may be mowed two or three times during the year, so as to thicken the growth, but to keep the lawn "shaved" at all times will Injure the grass, as It must be given time to become well established. The best fer tlllzer for a lawn of one acre Is a mix ture of 50 pounds nitrate of soda, pounds muriate of potash and 50 pounds bone meal, which Is not a heavy application, however. Mulch the lawn late In the fall with fine manure that is free from litter. The Weeder, For destroying the young weeds as soon as they begin to peep out of the ground there is an implement known as the weeder. It is a very simple affair, and one using It need only go over row once, as such work can be done quickly. It stirs the ground only to the depth of an Inch or two, but breaks the top soil sufficiently to couserve the moisture below. Do not use a cultlva tor where the weeder will answer, Farmers Not Improving Opportunities Farmers are not improving their op portunities for poultry production a they might ComnaratlveJy few keep as many hens as the village mechanic FIG. 2. most of his back lot 1 There are more of the latter than of the former whose hens number up into the hundreds, and who make a careful study of poul try production. This ought not to be Fifty or seventy-five hen-power poultry plants are quite common on farms, but 300 or 500 hen-power farms are few and far between. They should be common, and 1,000, 2,000, and even 3,000 bens might be kept on many farms by those who will carefully study the business. Do I know what I am talking about? Yes, I think I do. I know of 3,000 hen egg farms that have been successfully run for many years. They are not, however, conducted after the fanciers' methods or by closely fol lowing the directions laid down In the poultry books and papers. Samuel Cushman, In Rural World. Value of the Cream Separator. The story is told of an Iowa dairy man who skimmed his milk at home by hand, and satisfied himself that there was not enough butter fat left In It to give even a smell of butter. A separ ator man challenged hlni , to bring a sample of his skim-milk for analysis. The challenge was accepted, and the test showed that 2 per cent, of butter fat had been left in the milk. In other words, nearly one-half of the butter in that milk had been fed to calves and pigs. This Is pretty expensive pig feed ing, even at the present low prices for butter. It was certainly an eye-opener for that dairyman. The human hand is superior to many machines, but when it comes to skimmiug milk no hand-skimmer can beat the separator for getting the butter fat out of a given weight of every-day milk. Indi ana Farmer. Canada Thistle. Some farmers will allow Canada this tles to remain rather than to undertake the task of their destruction. No oue 6hould expect to get rid of them In a year, but the land can ie cieareo. oi them if the work is properly done and persisted In. Plow the land and plant to potatoes. In addition to the culti vator use the hoe, and always cut the thistles two or three inches under ground. The next year grow cabbages or some other crop requiring the hoe (even corn will answer), and the this tles will become less numerous every year. Then sow to Hungarian grass and mow it as frequently as possible, Spraying for Vermin. The spraying machines bought to Bpray trees with fungicide for blight are good for other uses also. Where farm stock are afflicted with lice, the sprayer filled with a kerosene or other oil emulsion, and directed against the animal's neck, sides and all the hairy parts of the body, will distribute this much faster and more perfectly than can be done by hand. Of course, no poi son should be used, as animals will lick themselves wherever they can reach and thus poison themselves. No Injury comes from a weak emulsion of kero sene oil. . - " ! ' .. Grass. Seel in Drills, . Whenever grass seed Is to be sown -after grain put In with the grain (brill the surface should, be firjft smoothed with a smoothing harrow, so that the grass anu ciover seeus suaii ao tan in the same Hue with the grain. , If . the grass seed Is sown in the drill marks most of It will fall Into or be washed Into the drill marks while the ridges between will remain unseeded. If very heavy rain comes after tho seed ing, It will wash down so much soil that the grass seed will be covered too deeply. If It has already sprouted the covering will destroy most of It. Yields of Corn. ' Extraordinary . yields of corn on small plots are not Indicative of what may be the result on a large field, as soils vary. Trials of corn are usually made on rich bottom plots, or on spe cially prepared ground, but there Is no denying the fact that the yields of corn on large areas may be greatly increased by proper preparation of the soil and tlie use of a liberal amount of manure or fertilizer. No farmer should be sat' lulled with his yield, but should aim to. increase it every year if it is possible to do so. ' Moss in Pasture, Wherever moss creep Into pasture, It Is a sure slgu that the soli has either been exhausted of some of Its valuable mineral fertility, or that the soil has been so poisoned by stagnant water that humlc acid has developed. The cheapest experiment Is to run over the- surface with the harrow, loosening or tearing up some of the moss, and sow lug grass seed. If you can afford potash and phosphate, give a dressiug of these This will make grass grow In place of moss. Feed inn Animal. The common mode of feeding Mil mats Is to give the grain In a separate trough from the hay or fodder, and at different times. Such method Is pre ferred because it saves labor, but the best results are obtained by mixing the ground grain with coarse food that has been passed through the feed cutter, Less food will then be required to ob tain results, because the mixed food will be better digested and asslnil- lated than when the substances are given separately. Profit from Sheep. Reports of the Agricultural Depart nient for 1SI7 show that the valuation of sheep has Increased over 28 pe cent. This Is due to the fact that farm' ers are giving more attention to slier that produce mutton rather than to de pend on wool. Another profit fruin sheep which Is Increasing every year Is the production of choice early lambs, Corn Fodder. Shredded fodder Is excellent, but try a piece of fodder corn for shredding, Grow it In the same manner as for eu silage, cure It properly and keep it un der shelter. The curing of the corn and preserving It are the secrets of success CARNAGE IN NAVAL BATTLE. What an Engagement with Modern Fighting Machines Means, 'In the Century Claude II. Wetmora, well-known St Louis newspaper man, has au article ou "A Famous Sea Fight," describing the engagement be tween Chilian aud Peruvian ironclads off the coast of Bolivia In 1870. Mr. Wetmore says: ' "From the beginning of the battle the encouraging voice of Grau had come to the men In the turret through the speaking tube from the conning tower, but when the Blanco crowded into the thick of it and great shot struck the Huascar's sides as regularly as blows of a battering ram, the orders of the commander were no longer heard. The officer In charge of the tur ret called to his superior. There was no answer, and wben Commander Ellas Aguerre ran up the narrow little ladder that led to the tower he stumbled over the dead body of bis admiral A shell had struck the conning tower and had taken off Grau's head as neatly as If the decapitation had been by the guillo tine. This shell also killed Lieutenant Ferre, the admiral's aid. There was only time to push the corpses aside, and the new commanding officer pulled back the tube flap to give his direc tions, but as he did so the Huascar staggered, keeled over, then shook in every plate, while a concussion more terrible than any so far told that a shell had entered the turret aud had burst there. Wben the fumes had cleared away so that a person could speak, a midshipman called out that one of the great guns had been dismounted and twenty men killed. The survivors tum bled the bodies through the hatch that opened Into the deck below, thus re leasing the clogged machinery, and, as Ithe corpses ratted down, other men rushed up, throwing off their clothing as they Jumped into the pools of blood to seize hold of the gear and swing the remaining gun into position, that It might train upon one of the ships they could no longer make out which, nor did they care and It was discharg ed, hauled in, loaded and discharged again. . "Once more all was silent in the con ning tower. Lieutenant Palacols hast ened there, but before he could enter he was compelled to push three bodies out of the way. He had barely given his first command when a bullet from the well-aimed rifle of a marine In an enemy's top lodged between his eyes. Then the fourth to command the Huas car that day, Lieutenant Pedro Gare- sson, took the place, and' ari; he did so he called through an aperture, telling the quartermaster to put the helm to port for he had determined to ram one of the adversaries and sink with .her If necessary. Over and over spun the wheel but the Huascar's head still poluted between the Chilians. Port! Port, I sayf; screamed the commander. . She won't answer,' came back the sullen, reply from the only one of four quartermasters alive; the bodies of the others were lying upon the grating at his feet. ' " ' , "'A shot has carried away the star board steering gear, sir," reported an ensign; and he , dropped dead as the words left his mouth,.., ' .t , 'TlmH.uRaear npw lay drifting, in a hell of shot and flame, but all the while the red, white and rod fluttered from the peak One by one. In twos and threes, the men In the turret dropped at their posts; and at last the remain ing great gun was silent,, its tackle lit erally choked with dead. The turret could not be turned for the same rea son. ' Corpses hung over the nillltaryi top; corpses clogged the conning tower. With coats and- waistcoats off, the surgeons had been laboring in the. wardroom upon the wounded, who, shrieking In their agouy, had been tumbled down the companlonway like so many butchered beef; for there Is no time to use stretchers or to carry a stricken comrade to a doctor's care, Steam and smoke filtered through the doorways, and the apartment became stilling. While they were sawing, am putatlng and bandaging a shell tore Into the wardroom, burst, and frag. ments wounded the assistant surgeons, the chief of the medical staff having been killed earlier In the conflict. Those unfortunates who were stretched uixin the table awaitlug their turn under the knife, and those who lay upon the floor suffered no more pain; they were killed as they lay groaning. This shell tore away wardroom and stern cabin, aud hardly a trace was left of tho bulkhead. After that what little sur gery was done waa performed in the coal bunkers. "Huddled In a pasageway near the engine-room were a score or more of non-combatants stewards, pantrymen and stokers. They were in a place that was lighted only as flashes came from the guns; It was filled with powder smoke, and clouds of steam that drift ed from below told that the Huascar had been struck In a vital spot her ma chlnery. Suddenly they heard a crash, followed by the rending of the deck and the little Ironclad swayed as If she had struck a reef. Someone passed the word that the malntopmast had lieen shot away. As It came down It brought living men to be dashed to death, also corpses that had teen hang' ing over the sides of the military top. Bismarck's Confelon. Of the neuralgic pains In his face, which were so severe that he some times had to press the points of his fin. gers on his chivk bones for several minutes for a little relief, Bismarck was reported as saying; "This Is quite URtura. I have sinned In my life the most with my mouth. In eating, drink Ing and talking." London Dally New Popular airs may be catching, but It takes a good tire to hold them. The woman who falls to say "be cause" has some other excuse. Use only ins- teasDOontui or Schilling s ing Powder to, a quart of flour. You taust use two teaspoonfuls ot other baking powder! COD There is an immense garden in China that embraces an area of 50,000 square miles. It is all meadow land, and is filled with lakes, ponds and oanals. - - In French tiails, a mixture of ten parts of air and one part of acetylene has proven suitable for ordinary gas engines,' giving three times the energy of ordinary illuminating gas. BILLS OF FARE IN FASHIONABLE RESTAURANTS. ,, Th question has been mooted over and over strain whether the engrafting of French and (lerman dishes nnou the bills of fare of the better class of American restaurants is or Is not an improvement. Many pretend that be fore their introduction our cooking was coarse, barbaric. This is an open question, but no bill oi fare presents attractions to the dyspeptic, but they, like the billons, malarious and per sons with weak kidneys, cau be cured by Hos tel's Stomach Bitters. Shakespeare's Songs in Music Shakespeare's songs put in musio and sung by single and collected voices was the entertainment furnished the members of the Chioago Woman's Club at Handel hall the other evening. TRY ALLEN'S FOOT-EASB. A powder to be shaken into the shoes. At this season your feet feel swollen, ner vous, and hot, and get tired easily. If you have sniartitio: feet or tight shoes., try Allen's Foot-Ease. It ooola the feet aim makes walking easy. Cures swollen am' sweating feet, blisters' and oallons spot Relieves corns and bunions of all pain anil gives rest and comfort. Ten thousand tes timonials ot cures, iry h uxtni. aoia oy all druRgists and shoe stores for 2.VJ. Sent bv mail lor lac m stamps, inui pacKage F"REE. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, New York, It is said that a Scotchman planted the first thistle in Australia out of love for hie native land, and now millions of that plant affllot the land. HOME PRODUCTS AN1 1'UKK FOOD. All Eastern Syrup, ao-oalled, usually very light colored and ef heavy body, is muds from lucose. "Tea warden urvpir u muae irom ugnr Cane and is strictly mire. H la lor sale by tirst-clam grocers, in Oans only. Manufac tured by the Pacific Coast Syrup Co. All gen uine "Tea Garden Dript" have the manufac turer's name lithographed on every oan. For lune and chest diseases Piso's Cure Is the best medicine we have used. Mrs. J, L. Northcott, Windsor, Out., Canada. . For liioycle Riders. Dinner pails are being fitted with bails which, will permit their attach ment to the top bar of a bicycle frame, the bail ; having a . circular spring formed on either side close to the pail, with spring braces extending to the cover to prevent a sudden jar or swing. K Established 1780. Baker's Chocolate, i celebrated for more V than a century as a i delicious, nutritious, and flesh-forming beverage, has our ? well-known Yellow Label "3 on the front of every ? package, and our trade-mark, "La Belle q Chocolatiere,"on the V back, X ft ft ft ft ft ft NONE OTHER OENUINB. MADE OHLV BV WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd., & Dorchester, Mass, V h. r. n. c. No. SI, 'KS. 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