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"One Year's Seeding,
: Nine Years' Weeding."
f SCeolected impurities in your blood tuSi
otu seeds of disease of tvhiok you may
never get rid. If your blood is even the
' least bit impure, do not delxy, but take
Hood's Sarsaparifla at once. Jh so o'oinr,
there is safety; in delay there is danger.
Be sure to get only Hood's, because
He Didn't tanuJi.
Stranger Yon aie the nly gentle
sari in the room. ..,
Guest In what way, air? v
Stranger When I tripped in the
dance, and went Borawlinu on the
Door, tearing nay fair, partner's: dress,
yon were the only one in "the .room
who did uot langb. ' , ?- .'
Guest The lady is ray- wife, and 1
paid lor the drese. HY. Weekly.
Portland to the Eut.
Effective September 1st, the Bio
Grande Western Railway will put on
its fourth popular tourist excursion car
from Portland to the East. This car
wilt-a via the Colorado Midland,
CaioagoRock ..Island & PapiBo and
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul roads,
and will leaver Portland every Friday,
spend the second .day out (Sunday) at
' Salt Lake City "the City of ,the
8aint," and then go through to Chi
oago via Colorado Springs and Omaha,
without ' change The other ' person
ally oonduoted tourist excursions leave
Portland, Monday, via Kansas City
and the Missouri Pacific and Chi
Pago & Alton roada; Tuesday,' via
Omaha nd the -Chicago, Bock Island
& Paoiflc. tmjd Wednesday via .Omaha
and the Burlington roads. All of
these cars are out out for the day at
Salt Lake City, giving' all passengers a
daylight stopover in the Mormon capi
tal, thus ensuring them a ride by day
light through the heart of the Rocky'
Mountains. The cars leaving Portland
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, run
over the Denver & Bio Grande tracks.
This gives the passengers from the
Paoifio Northwest the choice of cross
ing the Rockies via' Tennessee, Mar'
hall or fiagerman Pass.
; For information as to rates and for
descriptive pamphlets, ' address J. O,
Mansfield: General Agent, 253 Wash
ing ton. street, Portland, Oregon.
. .. tt" 6m Him Away.' '
. Joseph Jefferson tells a story of a
friend of his who was playing Bichard
III on the Texas frontier; When it
came to wooing of the Lady Anne an
indignant cowboy jumped up and
ahontedu "Don't you believe him,
inarm. ' He've two Mexican wives'
down in San Antonio." N.. X. World-
sold only in
f ' Italy has only a dozen commercial
tohools pf- all trades. ,
iMprovad TrmtB Eqnipmmt'.'
The O. R. & N. and Oregon Short
Line have added" a buffet, smoking and
library ear to their Portland-Chicago
through train, and a dining car service
has been lhadgnarated. The train is
equipped with the latest chair cars,
day coaches and luxurious first-class
VnrJ ordinary sleepers. Direct connec
tion made at Granger with Union Pa
cific, and at Ogden with Rio Grande
line, from all points in Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho, to. all Eastern T3i ties.
For information, rates, etc., call on
any O. R. & N. .agent, or address W.
H. Hurlburt, General Passenger Agent,
'Portland; " ' L : " : ' .....
tfK - . - JEIamelike.'. . ' ..
"I'll know ..better 'nexV time,", said
Mrs. Ferguson, speaking of it after
ward. "I told George's uncle to con
sider himself at home in our house."
i i"Well?" - - .:
.'"Well, it wasn't five minutes after
ward that he began to grumble about
the cooking." Chicago Tribune.
' A ball of fire which afterward!
proved to be a meteor, was seen shooting
through the sky at Fon dn Lac, Wis.
It alighted upon the roof of John Wal
ten dwelling, and set fire to the
bouse. ' , ,. Vv -
' ; There was great fun at Eoltbach,
Switzerland, a short time ago. A
prisoner esoaped from the jail, and
the warden let out about 'BO convicts to
hunt for him. The peulple of the town
supplied intoxicants to the. prisoners,
and they became so glorious fuddled
that they -were unable to find the fug i
tive and had to be escorted back to the
jaii.. , . - ...
Benjamin L. Richards, the new president-of
the American Whist League,
learned to play whist when 6 years old.
An' Excellent Combination.
. The pleasant method and beneficial
effects of the weft known remedy,
Stkcp of Fibs, manufactured by the
California Fio Strop Co., Illustrate
the value of obtaining1 the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to' be
medicinally laxative . and presenting'
them in the form most refreshing to the
taste and. acceptable to -the system. - It
la the one perfect strengthening laxa
tive, cleansing the system effectually,
dispelling' colds, headaches and fevers
jfently yet promptly and enabling one
to overcome! habitual constipation per
manently. Its perfect freedom from
every objectionable quality and sub
stance, and its acting- on the kidneys,
liver and bowels, without weakening
or irritating them, make it the ideal
' In the process of manufacturing' figs
are used, as they are pleasant to the
taste, ant the medicinal qualities of the
remedy are obtained from senna and
outer aromatic plants, by a method
known to the California. Fio Syrup
Co. only. In-order to get its beneficial
affects and. to avoid imitations, please
remember the full name of the Company
printed on the front of every package.
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
: bah roaircisco. cai - -
xothtzua xcr. iraw tobjc, jr. t.
fee aate by all Druggists. Price 50c per bottle
HARVEST YEAHS AGO.
CHANGES IN METHODS SINCE
THE OLD TIMES.
The Cradler and Hia Attendant Bale
era and Binder Half a Century Back
Contest for Bepntation in a Wheat
Field Present-Day Harveatinas. .
One needs - to be in a reminiscent
mood before he can realize how fully
the wonderful changes that have taken
place tn. the method of harvesting in
the last fifty years. Our earliest recol
lection of the harvest field- is during
the Mexican war, we believe In 1847.
The -wheat was then cut with a cradle.
Three acres a day was a good day's
work for one cradler, and his wages
were from $1 to $1.25. Usually a man
and boy "took up," -that Is, raked and
bound, and their combined wages were
about the same as a cradler's. Occa
sionally a man would "follow" the cra
dle, that is, would bind all that the
cradler would cut, but could do it only
by keeping up close so that he would
take the last cut off the fingers of the
cradle. He usually received the same
pay as the cradler. Then came the
shocking, and after that the raking of
the fields .with a horse rake a primi
tive affair, revolving with wooden
teeth. "The "piece" was usually
brought out about 10 o'clock, together
with a bucket of fresh water and gen
erally something stronger. Dinner
came at noon, with an hour's rest; sup
per at 5 o'clock, and work ended at sun
down. The cost of harvesting under
those primitive conditions was as little
and less than it has been most of the
time until since the introduction of the
self-blnderi Vi "V i .,' vi ;
Oats were cut rather green and al
lowed to lie two or three days in the
swath before binding. At. a period
somewhat earlier they were allowed to
lie until after a heavy rain, the reason
being that when thoroughly soaked
they threshed out more bushels than
when put up in good condition, the
sole market In that country, Western
Pennsylvania, before the advent of the
railroads, being at the taverns on the
turnpike, where they were sold by the
bushel and used for feeding the stock
which then traveled through to the
it was a great thing In those days
to have the reputation of being the best
cradler, and many were the contests
between rivals to see who enjoyed the
honor. One of these contests occurred
on the home farm. The field to be cut
down measured thirteen acres of only
moderately . heavy but upstanding
. wheat. It began early in the morning,
with two to follow each cradler, of
whom the writer, then a- boy of thir
teen, was one. The day was hot, and
the race was continuous! until nearly
sundown, when but an acre of the field
remained, and the owner came out and
peremptorily ordered ; the contest to
cease and every man to get out of the
field. - We remember distinctly that
the cut that day was 304 shocks of
twelve sheaves each. The winner
started in second, and. about 4 o'clock,
cut around the leader, and carried the
laurels for years afterwards. We were
"as proud of following that leader and
being up with him when ordered out
of the field as the modern boy is now
of being champion of foot-ball.
. How wonderfully times have chang
ed, when a bright boy of fifteen years
old can go into a Similar field of wheat,
cut It down and gather it for shocking
in a single day, . doing much better
work than could possibly have been
done, under ihe .old method. And yet
we believe -harvesters enjoyed the old
method better than the new. My, what
feed they had in those days at harvest
timet What an appetite a boy had for
fried spring chicken and custard pie!
And what blessed sleep came after a
day's work in that harvest field! Wal
WORLD'S MOST DEAD L Y.PO I SO N.
Bnapahot Obaervatlaa of a Peculiar
. . Manufactory in En eland. .
;in London is a strange establishment
behind a wilderness of warehouses
and . tumble-down tenements, in a re
mote suburb. Its massive gates, says
the Interior, are locked and jealously
guarded. A visitor must not only be
careful where he steps and refrain
from touching; he must also breathe
with great caution. One of the terrible
poisons manufactured here Is pure
anhydrous add, a drug seldom seen
outside a chemical laboratory. . This
is the deadliest of all known poisons.
The discoverer was stricken dead from
inhaling its fumes. From 3 to 5 p,er
cent of this chemical added to 95 or
97 parts, water makes prusslc " acid.
This . diluted poison' causes instant
death even when taken In minute quan
tities. Last year they turned out over
1,000 tons of it Five grains being a
fatal dose, the annual output would be
sufficient to kill 2,500,000 people. In
the workroom men are gathered around
a witch's caldron containing over a
hundredweight of molten cyanide. The
seething mass of white-hot liquid pois
on, with the lambent play of the fur
nace fires, the phantom faces of the
workmen enveloped in an uncanny
looking-glass mask, peering . into the
heart of the dreadful mixture through
the thick atmosphere, make a terrible
sight. In another room, where are tons
of the finished product looking like
crystallized, sugar, ' "good enough to'
eat." one man Is never allowed alone.
For some inexplicable reason. It exer
cises a strange fascination for the men
who inhale its fumes. They are haunt
ed by a desire to eat It But, knowing
that' satisfying the craving means in
stant death, most, but not all, resist it.
"What It Means to "See Stars."
- if a man falls so as to strike his
head violently on the ice or on the pave
ment, or if he gets a blow over the eye,
he is said to:"see stars," says the Chi
cago Chronicle. The eause of this curi
ous phenomenon is found in a peculi
arity of the optic nerve. The function
of that nerve is to convey to the brain
the impression of light. It recognizes
nothing in the world but light It is
susceptible to no other Impression, or.
If acted upon by any other agent. It
communicates to the brain the intelli
gence of the presence of that agent by
sending along its fibre flashes of light
only. - Irritate this nerve with a probe
or other instrument, and it convoys no
sensation of pain, but simply that of
luminous sparks. The pain of the blow
on the eye, or the fall on the head, Is
realized through the nerves of general
sensation; but, Insusceptible to pain or
other feeling, the optic nerve sends to
the brain its report of the shock by
flashes, sparks and "stars." '
Why British Troops Wear Scarlet.
. Several reasons are nrged by scien
tific and military experts In favor of
infantry soldiers wearing scarlet coats.
Scarlet affords the best attainable pro
tection against the extremes of beat
and cold to which soldiers are liable
to be exposed. The darker the color
protecting a warm body th more rap
Idly radiation proceeds. With refer
ence to protection from the sun, scarlet
takes a far higher place than any of
the blues, greens or drabs and other
shades often used for military clothing.
Although scarlet is more conspicuous
than gray, when the sun shines directly
on the troops it blurs the sight and is
consequently more difficult to hit It la
a distinct advantage that men should
bulk large In the decisive stages of an
encounter, and there Is no color which
enables them to do this so effectively
as scarlet Therefore, every scientific
consideration justifies the retention of
scarlet as the best uniform for troops.
Pet Explosives of Many Nations.
Every great power has its own spe
cial high-power explosive with which
Its shells are filled, says Answers. The
French pin their faith to melinite,
which has been very thoroughly tested.
Shells filled with this composition have
been fired through ten inches of armor
without exploding. The shells in this
Instance left the gun's muzzle with the
great velocity of 2,000 feet per second.
The British Government is doubtful
of the safety of melinite, and uses a com
position called lyddite. It gets its name
from Lydde, in Wales, where it is man
ufactured. The lyddite shells have
been successfully fired through five
inches of armor. -
Ecrasite is used by Austria. Its com
position is a secret known only to the
two inventors, who are Austrlans.
ThiB explosive has been found to have
special destructive power when used
Sweden nas- aeciuea to nse m its.
army an explosive called belllte, the;
invention of a Swede. While it has not,
as much explosive force as many of;
the other compositions, yet it Is claimed
to be more stable. Its powers of pres
ervation are also much greater. TheJ
United States has been making ex-j
haustlve trials of a kind of guncottonj
known as emmenite, a most powerful
explosive. - - -
The cooling of the air continues until
condensation of the watery vapor be
gins. Watery vapor is always present
in greater or less quantities. The tem
perature at Tfhich this condensation
takes place is the dew point and if this
occurs at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or
below, frost is formed.
A Frenchman has constructed a tri
cycle for traveling on the water. The
wheels have Immense rubber tires,
nearly four feet in diameter, which
when Inflated, buoy the machine up
so that when the rider is in position,
the bottom of the wheels dip hardly
more than a foot beneath the surface.
Projections on the sides of the rear
tires serve as paddles to propel the
machine. - As it weighs less than 70
pounds, it can, when necessary, be rid
den on land.
Many people regard gold ' as of one
color; this is a mistake, as pure gold
varies considerably in hue. .An expert
can tell the locality from whence it
was derived by its color. . Australian
gold Is very much redder than Callfor
nian. Nugget gold (Klondike, for In
stance) is yellow, whereas that from
quartz is of a deeper "golden" tint
The reddest .gold comes from the Ural
Mountains. ' Of course few people see
pure gold, for the metal of commerce
and even our coins are alloyed. Native
metal is much too soft to be used alone
and requires an alloy to enable it to
withstand rough wear and tear.
Astronomers are already looking for
ward with keen interest to the expect
ed reappearance of the celebrated Le
nold meteors next November.- These
meteors, ' whose reappearance as a
great swarm occurs at Intervals of
about thirty-three years, made a spec
tacular display in 1833, and were also
very numerous In 1866 and 1867. Re
cent calculations show that since the
swarm met the earth the last time it
has been perturbed by the attractions
of Jupiter and Saturn, and that the
middle of the shower this year will oc
cur on the morning of Nov. 16," instead
of the 14th. It will be visible in both
Europe and the United States. .
A recent investigation in Germany
of the suitability of aluminum for cook
ing utensils raises the question wheth
er any danger attends the use of such
vessels. While aluminum is but slight
ly affected by weak acids when they
are pure. It Is rapidly attacked in the
presence of sodium chloride by sulphur
dioxide, acetic acid and even alum.
But says Science, it remains a mooted
question whether the amount dissolv
ed would do injury to the system. Ex-'
perlments made indicate that alumi
num' salts have a somewhat detrimen
tal effect on digestion; yet on the other
hand,, alum water is often beneficial to
The foot of a horse is one of the most
Ingenious and unexampled pieces of
mechanism in animal structure. The
hoof contains a series of vertical and
thin lainae of horn, amounting to about
500 and forming a complete lining to
it In this arc fitted as many laminae
belonging to the coffin bone, while both
sets are elastic and adherent The edge
of a quire of paper, inserted leaf by
leaf Into another, will convey a suffi
cient idea of the arrangement Thus
the weight of the animal Is supported
by as many elastic springs as .there are
laminae in the feet amounting to about
4,000, distributed in the most secure
manner, since every spring is acted on
In an oblique direction. -
Nellie and tne Queen.
: London papers repeat an anecdote
about Nellie Grant daughter of Gen.
U. S. Grant which seems worth re
calling. Miss Nellie Grant when a
schoolgirl, visited Loudon and was
asked to luncheon by the Queen. After
the meal was over and the American
guest had gone the Marchioness of Ely,
the Queen's secretary, who was of the
party, expressed her great surprise at
the perfect self-possession and freedom
from embarrassment of the young girl
from the States. "Yes," said Queen
Victoria, smiling, "Indeed, it was I who
was embarrassfcd."-London Cor. Balti
Public Fountains Well Patronized.
! One of Boston's municipal officials.
( who Is especially interested in the es
j tabllshment of free Ice water fountains
in that city, hired a man to watch one
of the drinking places the other day
from 6 a. m. to 10 p. m., for the pur
pose of ascertaining whether or not it
was well patronized. Between the
hours named exactly 0,3So persons
drank at the city's expense. The foun
tain has four faucets.
When a woman visits relatives she
thinks she is paying board if she walks
down town once a week, and pajrs for
KNOWS ALL THAT'S GOING ON.
President Kruster of the Traaavaal
Has a Perfect Spy Fyatem.
. No one ever denied that Oom Paul,
president of the South African Repub
lic, was an astute old statesman. Time
and again he has beaten our British
cousins In diplomacy and has proved
his worth as a diplomatist.
At the time of the Jameson raid It
caused Dr. Jameson and his associates
considerable surprise that their plans
were known to the Boers almost as
soon as they were conceived. The
British were met, fought and defeated
by an ambushed body of men almost
at the very beginning of their attack,
and it was believed at the time that
one of their number had turned traitor
and given the plans to the Boers, but
now the secret is known. . .
The old warrior enlisted the services
of the barmaids at Johannesburg In the
political secret service. Through them
he learned that new men were being
enlisted in the Cape police and that
new guns were being shipped, " week
after week, from England. Through
the "same source be was informed of
the attempts that were being made by
English politicians to force the hands
of the Government of the Orange Free
State in case war should be declared
by the British Government against his
country. The Englishmen babbled all
this over their cups and the barmaids'
winning smiles and bright eyes never
gave them the suspicion that they were
telling secrets of vital Importance.
No sooner had the pretty barmaids
enticed from the sturdy colonists their
Important secrets than Oom Paul was
Informed. . The old statesman knew
how to parry blow with blow. . To the
amazement of the British, no sooner
had they Increased their force of avail
able fighters by means of secret enlist
ment than they were informed that
Oom Paul had enlisted a still larger
number of men. No sooner had their
guns arrived from England than they
found out that the Boers also had ob
tained, from a firm in Germany, a
larger number of weapons of still bet
ter manufacture. By means of always
being forewarned Kruger warded off
war. New York Herald.
A SIMOON IN THE DESERT.
Graphic Description of the Dread Tei
ror of the and.
, So this yellow, sunburned life drags
its yellow weight across the endless
plains. A fatelike, awful march; no
hope, no halt for man or beast; but on,
on, over the spreading billows of biting
sands, of glowing, shifting, sinking
sands, with overhead the hot sky, blue
and hard, and blazing in its midst the
scorching- eye that bvrrns and blisters
with its sight -
In agony the camels stumble on. beat
at the dense hot wall. Desperately the
coolies hide their faces in the hot
swaying hunches before them; but
through their stupor there beats a wave
of consciousness. A shudder brings
them to a knowledge of a something
awfuL Through the sun-steeped, sun
bleached minds there cuts a keener
fstab. They are awake to what?
Into the coarse camel hair they dig
their fists; tighter they press to the liv
ing things beneath them; they look not
to one another; words they have. not
lln the presence of this heat they dare
not breathe. Convulsively they cling
to the stumbling beasts, and In low, dry
sobs the. anguish of body breaks forth.
Between the two, the brute and man,
there strikes a flash of mutual pain and
torment An Instant, and down the
camel line there breaks the : brute's
shrill, soul-litfe cry. In It they voice
their all, the pent-up spirit of the bitter
yellow beasts, burdened and tortured
for life. In it comes a question for the
shrinking wretches lying, on their
humps.' The bitter, sounds fall on the
parched tense air and die away.
Far and away coines a gasp a hot
vicious pant. Again It comes a breath
of fire that touched and Is gone. The
great line halts as one. A blank, dead
moment; in it the bosom of the desert
heaves, and a breath rolls toward the
waiting line. With broken moans the
creatures bend their knees and wait
the coming of the storm. Another1
scorching breath a timeless wait
. : Far to the east it starts, across the
sands it whirls In circling hoops that
form at last a wall. On It curls swift
ly, silently; with a hot, fierce lurch it
falls upon the crouching backs, sting
ing with fangs of fire, pelting, blinding
the gasping, panting creatures; with its
dry lash whipping out the lives of men
and beasts. - Faster, thicker, hotter, fall
the sands, crushing and burying with a
merciless weight an ocean of burning
fire, pouring wrath and strength upon
these wretches as It hurls its mad force
across the- desert . The billows toss
and heave, and break at last to sweep
on on for '.- other prey. Atlantic
Call Rim by His Right Name,
In this country the Italian Is the typ
ical "dago", because he Is the only
familiar representative of ' the dark
skinned nations of Latin Europe, says
the Cleveland Leader. It Is the Span
lard, however, whose language fur
nished this name for the men of tho
Mediterranean countries who come to
the United States. One of the most
familiar names borne by Spaniards is
"Diego." It serves nearly as well as
John. in this country as a typical name
for a boy or man. English sailors long
ago came to kucw Spaniards as "da
goes," because "dago" was about as
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jjlt?gl. 1.1 was uui lv.jvijj KB1UCJJ
to discriminate too closely between
Spaniards and Portuguese, or eve be
tween the Spanish and the Italians. So
they were all "dagoes," for seafaring
purposes, and from the coast the nick
name followed the Immigrants from
Mediterranean countries to whatever
part of the United Slates they made
their way. The Spaniard Is not often
thought of when men hear the name
"dago," but It fits him more accurately
than it does any one else.
A man one day turned a piece of
wire so hs to hold a cork more securely
In a bottle, and forthwith somebody
saw a brilliant idea and patented the
modern wire stopple-holder, which is
now used annually on several million
bottles. Tho accidental bonding of a
hairpin by a woman to prevent it from
sliding out of her hair easily pro
duced a fortune for her husband, who
immediately say the possibilities of a
crinkled Lairpin for women.
Green garnets are more valuable than
diamonds because they so exceedingly
rare. They are of aa unsurpassed rich
Bhndc far beyond that of an emerald,
nnd are very brilliant. On the other
bend, red garnets ore so common that
they cost next to nothing.
Every man deliberately does things
Le can't afford, v
It al.vays mkes a man mad If he
has a aoa who la taller than he Is.
. The- , I
Is a Vetera not the 16th liUuoiit Infan
try. He aid:
For more than 15 yearn I was a
sufferer from gastritis in it worst
form. I was much reduced In flesh
and strength and unable to attend
to business. Finally my wife per
suaded me to try Dr. Williams' Fink
Pills for rale People and to my sur
prise I began to get better. Three
boxes effected a cure that has been
permanent. When 1 began to take
the pills I weighed 188 pounds; now
1 weigh 163. Thesepillsdldmemore
good than all the other medicines 1
have ever taken,
Subscribed and sworn to before ma
this second day of Decern ber, 1897.
R. R. Wallace, Notary Publio
From the Prtta, Hamilton, 111.
To anv sufferers from stomach or
bowel trouble Dr. Williams' diet
book la free on request.
Or. Williams' Pink Pills lor Pale Poople
re never sold by the dozen or hundred,
but always In packages.- At all druggists,
or direct (rem the Or. Williams Medicine
Co., Schsneetady. N. t.. 60 cents per box,
6 boxes S60.
String; Brans Stewed In Butter.
Prepare the beans as usual, parboil
them, then put them on in just
enough new boiling water, to cover
Ibem, and add as much butter as you
would use in dressing them to serve.
Let them cook in the water and butter
for two hours, adding water as it boils
away. Pepper and add salt to taste,
add a little milk if preferred, and you
will have a dish, fit not' only for a
king, but for the independent American
citizen who pays his way as he goes.
Ostriches, when frightened, get over
the gronnd at the rate of 25 miles an
hour. Their strides measure feet.
An India elephant can carry from
800 to 1,000 pounds, march eight to 10
hours a day, and do with five or six
hours' sleep. He needs 600 pounds of
green feed daily, besides grain.
Charles Darwin's statue, the gift of
Prof. Poulton, has been put up in the
Oxford University museum next to the
statue of Sir Isaac Newton. .
: Miss Annie Luker, an American
gill, is a diver from Diversville. At
the Royal Aquarium, London, she daily
dives from a height of 90 feet into a
tank of water. .
A San Francisco man who died not
long ago with pleuiiay was fonnd to
have had three-quarters of an inch of
a needle in his heart, which had been
there long enough to rust. . .
You know very well how you feel when your liver don't act. Bile collects in the blcod, bowels bee ome
constipated and your whole -system is poisoned. A lazy liver is an invitation for a thouoand pains and ach?s to
.come and dwell with you Your life becomes one long measure of irritability and despondency and bad feeling
CASCARETS act directly, and in a peculiarly happy manner on the liver and bowels, . cleansing, purifying,
revitalizing every portion of the liver, driving all the bile from the blood, as is ' soon shown by increased appetite
for food, power to digest it, and strength to throw off the waste. Beware of imitations !
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. An eel was-nsed to clean a two-incu'
water pipe in Cincinnati.: The pipe
had become clogged with 'mud. and a
string was attached to the eel, which
was then placed in the pipe. A jerk
)n the string now and then excited the
eel to aotivity, and it was thns induced
to crawl onward, dragging after it a
light bunch of rags.
A Manser rifle captured at San Juan
bill by Captain A. M. Wilson, of the
Twenty-third Kansas regiment, was
tested at Fort Scott. A ball shot from
it against the flat side of an ordinary
flat iron passed through the iron, mak
ing a smooth hole, and sealing the' iron
on the opposite side, as if the bullet
had punctured a pine -board. :
Queer things happen Chicago. Not
long ago the Chicago river actually
burst forth . in flames, and the brid
at Kinsey street took fiie from them
and was damaged . to the amount of
$1,600. A fire boat had to play a
stream on the river, which at the time
had its surface covered with oil.
I'm Big 4sr for unnatural
irrif a tionat air ailarnraiinnai
of macoii mew braues.
ItheEwmS CheM'CAiCo. en op 'poiaoDOUS.
fl.W. or 3 bottUa. 12.7ft.
V m ClrcuUr sent on request,
: I Best Coosa
. EyntS WHtHt ALL USE f AIL
t uuaa Syrua. Tastes ttooi
in time. Sold by drnmlcn.
g m mi m nrlaitir.
bp"""B Pravamta auaalaiAsi
A "" -A.
A Fill Baek Behind.
Edna I love to" ride in front on a
Jack You do? Why?
"Because no matter what happens
there is always somo one to fall back
on." Chicago Evening News.
X.adlea Can "Wear Shoes
One size smaller after using Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes.
It makes tight or new shoes feel easy;
gives instant relief to corns and bunions.
It's the greatest comfort discovery of the
age.; Cures swollen feet, blisters anfl cal
lous spots. Allen's Foot-Ease is a certain
cure for ingrowing nails, sweating, smart
ing, hot, aching feet. We have 30,000 testi
monials. All druggists and shoe stores
sell it. 25c Trial package FREE by mail;
address, Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
To Prevent Bugging.
Customer Will these pants bag at
' Dealer Mein frient, no pants will
bag at de knees if you treat dem right.
1 tell von how before yon go. ' It ees
my own invention.
Customer (delighted) Then I'll take
them. Here is the money. What is
Dealor Neffet sit down. N., . Y.
In the British army in India there
are about 1,500 cases of typhoid fever
every year, 300 of them fatal.
It is a lemarkable fact that few bald
head men ever die of consumption.
Remember that you can buy Jesse Moore
A. A. Whiskey for the same price that is
paid for ordinary whiskey. For sale by all
first-class dealers and. druggists.
To lay the dust on its roadbed the
Boston and Maine railroad runs a large
oil sprinkler over its route.
' We will forfeit $1,000 if any of onr pnb
lislied testimonials are proven to be not
genuine. The Piso Co., Warren, Pa,
The first balloon ascension was made
by the Montgolfier brothers in Lyons,
France, June 6, 1783.
CITQ Permanently Cnrei. No fits or nervousness
III after nrst day's use of Dr. Kline's Greitt
Nerve Kettorer. Send fur FBEB 82.00 trial
bottle and treatise. Drt. B. H. IAd-Ks)
Arch Btreet, Philadelphia. Pa.
The Cllfrdwellers and How to ' Beach
The Denver & Bio Grande - railroad
has recognized the great interest which
has lately been aronsed in these won
derful niiiis, and will furnish on appli
cation to E. C. Nichol, General Agent,
251 Washington street, Portland. Or.,
a pamphlet describing the ruins, and
the best way to reach them. ,
These historical ruins are looated on
the line of the Denver & Rio Grande
Parties going East should avail them
selves of the opportunity of purchasing
tickets via this line, the scenio line
of th Tvorld.
The ordinary folding fan was invent
ed in the seventh century by a Japa
nese artist, who derived the idea from
watohing a bat closing its wings.
A sheep with five horns rambles
around the farm of William Marston
in Cedar Springs, Ey. Two horns
grew on each side of the head and one
in the center. -
On each train of the new Siberian
railroad theie will be a stationary bi
cycle to. afford exercise to the passen
gers and a barber who will shave them
free of cost.
Veuee and Wire Works.
PORTLAND WIRK & IRON WORKS; WIRE
and iron fencing; office railing, etc. 334 Alder.
Machinery and Supplies.
CAWSTON b CO.; ENGINES, BOILERS, MA
chtnery, supplies. 48-50 First St., Portland, Or.
JOHN POOLE," Pobixahd, Oseooh,
can give you the best bargains in general
machinery, engines, boilers, tanks, pumps,
plows, belts and windmills. The new
steel I X L windmill, sold bv him, is un
equalled. Wholesale -Irus;eLts and Fkotoa-rmpnio
BLUMACER-FRANK DRPG CO. 14 AND 146
Fourth Street, Portland, Oregon.
To good and too cheap to be with
K. WOODAhU It CO.
108 Second St , Po tlmd.
MACHINERY. ALL KIWDS
...TATUM & BOWEN...
29 te 36 First Street PORTLAND. OR.
ONE FOR A DOSE. Cure Sick Hesdschs
aa Cype.ia, Bsmere Tinpias snd Purify the
BVsod, Aid IMcestiea sndPreTent Bliieuiness. Do
IkatarlBeerSiaksa. Toconrinc ysa-vewlll mail
nllree, er full box for aso. Dt. BOSANKC
CO., Jliil., fcaaa. Bold by JDrufciaU.
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I - V . J ing I toe opportunity is presented - J. a. smith, I
"He did i uickly and systematically d 8"r- . I I
SN ANNUAL SALES. 6000.000 BOXES. ..-' ''
- UlaVlaU-i V
1 arfsrTaTl F rwiiti i i rwTS Tl Gdimr 25c
Largest Boss on Record.
The bust of Sir Joseph Paxton, the
architect of the famous Crystal palace
in London, is now being moved from
its old . position on the terrace to the
parade. The work of moving it is
much like that of moving a house, for
the bust is one of the largest ever
made. It was completed in 1869, and
stands over' nine feet in height. Sir
Joseph Paxton was born in Bedford
shire in 1803, and was knighted for his
services in designing the Crystal palaco.
He died in Sydenham in 1865. His
plan for the Crystal palace was accept
ed after 233 other plans bad been de
clined. ' He also won fame as a land
scape gardener and architect, and was
elected to parliament as a liberal.
Chicago Tribune. .
Musie for Neronness.
Scientists claim that innsic has power to
soothe the nerves. But the quickest way
to cure nervousness is to strengthen the
nervous system. We know of nothing
which will accomplish this quicker than
Hostetter's Stomach Hitters. Do not take
a substitute. See that a private Revenue
Stamp covers the neck of the bottle.
Kintichi Bataoka, president of the
diet at Japan, is a Presbyterian.
Pleasant, Palatable, Potent.
Easy to buv, easy to take, easy In action, easy
in results discards Cnndy Cathartic, idcai
liver regulator and intestinal tonic All drug
gists, 10c, 25,c OOc.
Scientific men generally believe that
the bed of the Paoifio Ocean was once
above water and inhabited by men. v
DBAFNKSS CANNOT BE CURED '
By local applications, sa the) cannot reach the
diseased portiou oi the ear. There is only ono
way to cure deaiucss, and that is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining: of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you have a rumbling; sound or imper
fect hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the inflamma
tion can be taken out and this tube rest .red -to
its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out oi ten are caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed
condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deainess (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Bend for
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
,' Sold by Druggists, 750
Mall's Family Pills are the best.
Kingfisher, Kan., has an ordinance
requiring the dngcatcher to produce the
tail of every unlicensed dog killed by
Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow's Sooth
ing Syrup the best remedy to nse for their
children during the teething period.
' Grasshoppers attain their greatest
size in South America, where they
grow to a length of fivo inohes and
spread out 10 inches.
In Asti, California, is an immense
cistern lined with concrete two feet
thick for the storage of wine. Its ca
pacity is 600,000 gallons.
Fifteen prisoners in the Columbus
(Ohio) penitentiary were in the habit
oi stealing "-cigars from the shop, and
transferring them to outsido confeder
ates. One of the prisoners, an old sol
der, had a wooden leg. This be used
as a receptacle ' for some of the stolen
The first silkworms raised in the West
have been produced by Mark Chiesa,
an Italian, at Des Moines, la., from
eggs imported from Italy. From 10
silk moths he got 8,000 eggs, and of
these 4,000 .hatched. It is his inten
tion to produce silk on a large scale. .
"I havs been troubled at crest steal
with a torpid liver, which produces constipa
tion. I found CASCARETS to be all you
claim for them, aad aeeured such relief the
first trial that I purchased another supply
and was completely cured, i shall only be
too glad to recommend C as carets whenever
the opportunity is presented" J. A. Smith,
2820 Susquehanna Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
ROBUST AND STRONG.
Shcq a peison is the constant envy of the
weak, nervous person of the person with thin,
impure blood. The way to build up health is
thiough the blood. '
Moore's Revealed Remedy
Makes impure blood pure. It creates a good
appetite and assists digestion. fl.UO per bottle
at your druggists.
For Gonorrhoea, and Gleet get Pahsfa Okay Specific, It
la the ONLY medicine whlcn will cure each and every
ease. NO CASE known it hae ever failed to cure, no
matter how serious or of how Ions; standing?. Results
from iU use wilt astonish you. It Is absolutely safe,
prevents stricture, and can be taken without Inconve
nience and detention from business. PRICE, $3.00. For
ale by all reliable dragyristB, or sent prepaid bjr express,
plainly wrapped, on receipt of price, by
PABSf CHEMICAL CO, Chicago, IU.
Circular mailed on request.
' " DE. KaBTsX'S BOOK.
Kelief for Women"
eemree, in piain, sealed envelope, writ
to-day for this Book.containins; Particu
lars ud Testimonial of DR. MaRTKL'S
French Femala Pills.
Praised by thonaanda of satisfied ladle aa
safe, always reliable &nr1 wIT.hnut an mi.. I
- -1 Boldbyalldraira-isrslo metal box. Freuca
Has; on top in Blue, white and Red. Take no other,
franca Drug Co, S81& & Fearl Bu, Hew Yors. City.
Founders v".","te TYPE
The debilitating drains and
discharges which weaken so
man j women are caused by Ca
tarrh of the distinctly feminine
organs. The sufferer may call
her trouble Leuchorrhoea, or
Weakness, or Female Disease or
some other name, but the real
trouble is catarrh of the female
organs and nothing else. .
Pe-ru-na radically and pertna- "
nently cures this and all othei
forms of Catarrh. It is a positive
specific for female troubles
caused by catarrh of the delicate
lining of tho organs peculiar to
women. It always cures if used
persistently. It is prompt and
The microbes that cause ohills
and fever and malaria enter the sys
tem throngh mucous meinbiaties
made porous by catarrh. Pe-ru-na
heals the mucous membranes and
prevents the entrance of -malarial
germs, thus preventing and curing
Even radishes are adulterated now
in Berlin, Germany, They are
dipped into aniline dye to make them
look fresh and pink.
The drummer in Servian regiments
never carries the drum.- It is placed
on a two-wheeled cart, which is drawn
by a big dog Just in advance of the
- The Hawaiian Islands a century ago
had a native population of some 400,-
000, which has diminished to leas than
30,000 at the present.time.
Four cannons have been placed on
the four sides of .the town of Hennes
sey, Oklahoma. When the clouds in
dicate an approaching cyolone, the can
non on the threatened side, loaded with
salt, bombards tho menacing clouds,
which soon dispersein fact, flee
from the cannon's angry mouth.
Meat is never eaten by the Tr'appiat
monks of Gethsemane, Ky. Vegeta
bles and wheat bread are their only
food. They never speak to eaoh other
unless when extremely ill, and they
know nothing of the current events of
the outside world. -
Thronarh Palace and Tourist Sleeper
Uiiiiujr and KufTet Smoking;
Service and 8cenery Unequalled.
' For Tickets and all information apply to
your nearest agent, or address
A. B. C. DKNN1STO.V,
- C. P. and T. A., Portland..
R. C. STEVENS, G. W. P. A, Seattle.
SURE CURE FOR PILES
rrCUINO Plies produce moisture and oanse itcbina;
This form, as well as Blind, Bleeding or Protruding
a.!if?rd bJftr' o-no,a Pile Remedy
Stops itching and bleeding. Absorbs tumors, toe a
Jar at druggist or sent b mail. Treatise free. Write
me about juaroaa. IU-BOSa.VKU, Pbilada-.Pa,
N. P. K. U.
NO. 3C '90.
HKX writing-to nt.Yert.aers pirns
HNiiuvii . m per a
EVERYTHING FOR THE
Second mad Stark Sts. .