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"MY OWN SELF AGAIN.'
Mrs. Gates Writes to Mrs. Pinkham,
Follows tier Advice and is Made Well.
"Bear Mrs. Pinkham : For nearly
two and one-half years I have heen in
feehlehealth. Aftermy little child came
it seemed I could not
get my strength
again. 1 have
chills and the
severest pains in
my limbs and top
of head and am
ble at times. I
also have a pain
f just to the right of
breast bone. It is
severe at times
that I cannot lie on
my right side. Please
write me what you
think of my case."
Mrs. Clara Gates,
Johns P.O., Miss.,
April 25, 1898.
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
Ihave taken Liydia E. Pinkham "s Vege
table Compound as advised and now
send you a letter for publication. For
several years I was in such wretched
health that life was almost a burden.
I could hardly walk across the floor,
was so feeble. Several of our best
physicians attended me, but failed to
help. 1 concluded to write to you for
advice. In a few days I received such
a kind, motherly letter. I followed your
instructions and am my 'old self
again. Was greatly benefited before I
had used one bottle. May God bless
you for what you are doing for suffer
ing women. " Mrs. Clara Gates,
Johns P. O., Miss., Oct. 6, 1899.
THREE DAILY TRAINS BETWEEN
OGDEN AND DENVER.
The increase in transcontinental
travel by way of Salt Lake City in con
sequence of the scenic and other attrac
tions of the route, has recently justified
the Kio Grande Western Railway in
connection with the Denver & IUo
Grande and Colorado Midland Railroads
says the Salt Lake Tribune, in estab
iishii; a triple daily last passenger
service between Ogden and Denver.
All of these trains are equipped with
the late t appliances, improvements and
cars. This road now operates through
sleepers between Chicago, Ogden and
San Francisco, also a perfect dining car
service. Send 2c postage for literature,
rates or other information to J. D.
Mansfield, L'53 Washington street, Tort
land; or Geo. W. Ileintz, general pas
senger agent, Salt Lake City.
Three thousand stonemasons, brick
layers and stonecutters in Westchester
county, N. Y., struck for an eight-hour
day and 44 cents an hour.
The warring labor tactions of Louis
ville, Ky., have at last buried the
hatchet and amalgamated nnder the
banner of the Central Labor Union.
Trouble has been continuous for two
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Kerbs, Wertheirn & Schiffer, New
York cigar manufacturers, applied to
the sapreme court for an injunction re
straining striking nnion employes from
picketing their factory and threatening
State of Ohio, City op Toledo, (
Lucas County. j
Frank J.. Cheney makes oath that he is the
senior parter of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co.,
doing business in the City of Toledo, County
and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay
the sum ol ONE II UNDRED DOLLARS for each
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Hall's Family Fills are the best
Tennessee has become the leading
phosphate producer of America. There
are 248 valuable mines in the Htate
and over 21,000 men are employed in
the business. New mines are being
Sentaor Beveridge is an enthusiast
on the subject of the practical benefits
Df college fraternities. He is himself
a D. K. E. man, and was steward at
its chapter house, while a student of
De Pauw University.
Not a union bricklayer in North
America is now working more than
nine hours a day, and in 130 cities the
eight-hour day prevails among the
members of that craft.
COOK BOOK FREE.
A postal addressed to P. O. Box 41, Portland,
Oregon, will bring you a handsome Ko-Nut
Cook Book. Ko-Nut is the latest lard substi
tute; and purer, cheaper and more economical.
For Sale by all Grocers.
To fully introduce oar Famous "SOI Til EKX
BELLI! CIGARS" we give to each person baying
box of 50 cigars for $2.50 and express charges, an elegant
nickel plate case, stem wind, stem set. open face Watch,
American make, which with proper care should hut
for years ; also a plated watch chain and charm. Send us
your name and fall address no money. We will send
cigars, watch, chain and charm. If. after examination, you
ore satisfied, pay your agent S2.50 and express charges.
These goods sen trany where in the U. S. at these terms. The
"Southern Belle' is as good as many 10c cigars now offered.
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SONGS OF OLD TIMES.
EXQUISITE BALLADS THAT WILL
Deatb of the Composer of "Annie
Laurie" Brings to Mind Many Other
Melodies Which Still Appeal Strong
ly to the Popular Taste.
The death of Lady John Scott Spot
tiswoode, who composed the music of
"Annie Laurie" and other melodies,
recalls many of the old-time songs of
sentiment with which our mothers
charmed the beaus and chevaliers of
their day and generation, says the Phil
adelphia Ledger. She was 91 years
In noting the passing of this vener
able lady, who was a golden link con
necting the past with the present, It
may be a matter of interest to recall
some of the melodies of the olden time
that lent such tender charm to home:
"When the hours of day were numbered,
And the voices of the night
Woke the better soul that slumbered.
To a holy calm delight."
Among such melodies none is more
exquisite than "Annie Laurie," the
poem with which Lady Scott's name
will always be associated.
Scarcely less beautiful are such
songs of sentiment as "Highland
Mary," by Robert Burns, and those
two other sweet Scotch melodies,
"Comin' Thro' the Bye" and "We'd
Better Bide a Wee." Of other fa
mous old ballads there are "Auld Rob
in Grey," "Douglas. Tender and True,"
"Gypsy Maiden," "Juanita," "Then
You'll Remember Me," "Suwanee
River," "In Days of Old, When
Knights Were Bold," "In the Gloam
ing" and "Lily Dale," of which a very
amusing parody was written, entitled
Some of these old songs were In
spired by a peculiarly tender senti
ment What could display filial piety
more divinely than "We'd Better Bide
a Wee?" As the story goes, this was
composed by a Scotch lassie, who met
the plea of her ardent lover with the
.noble sentiment that her first duty
was to her aged parents. What a ten
der appeal Is made to the experience
of most readers by the mere mention
of such gems of the heart as "The Last
Link Is Broken that Binds Me to
Thee," "Won't You Tell Me Why, Rob
in?" and "When You and 1 Were
Next to Burns in point of sentiment
as an author of exquisite songs of
sentiment was Tom Moore. Among his
most famous songs that still survive
are "Oft In the Stilly Night," "Origin
of the Harp," " 'Twas Ever Thus from
Childhood's Hour," "The Harp that
Once Thro' Tara's Halls," "Believe Me,
If All Those Endearing Young
Charms," etc. There are many modern
songs of less fame, such as "When I
Saw Sweet Nellie Home," "Her Bright
Smile Haunts Me Still," and, coming
down to a still later date, "Sweet
Marie" Is one of the most popular.
"The Girl I Left Behind Me" was a
confederate air and as popular in the
South during the war as "Jumping the
Bounty" was in the North. The former,
appealing as it did, to Southern and
Northern soldiers alike," was caught up
by the Federal bands and played by
them with zest.
Many of the famous ballads have
been compod by the fair sex. In the
field of poefc sentiment, at least, she
has proved a dangerous rival of man.
The charming ballad, "In the Gloam
ing" owes its birth to Lady Arthur
Hill, and the Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Mor
ton was the proud mother of that
languorous melody, "Juanita," while
"Douglas, Tender and True" was the
happy oflispring of Lady Scott Gattie.
"Maryland, My Maryland," owed the
thrill of Its spirited tune to a woman,
the late Mrs. Newell Martin of Balti
more. The musical pathos of "Auld
Robin Grey" originated in the brain of
Lady Ann Lindsay. Mrs. Fitzgerald
was responsible for the melody, "I Re
member, I Remember," and it was a
woman who wrote the words to "Rock
ed in the Cradle of the Deep." Lady
Nalrne, a charming Scotchwoman, has
contributed two songs that need only
to be sung In any clime to cause every
wearer of the tartan to throw his plaid
cap to the breeze. These are the
"Campbells Are Coming" and the
"Land of the Leal."
A HORROR OF WAR.
Demoralizing Influence of the Big
There Is something devilish In the
crack and scream and explosion which
follow the firing of one of the big Creu
sot guns. When the gun Is fired the
shell gets a long way ahead of the
sound, so that at short ranges the
projectile would hit before one heard
the report. But in its long flight of
more than five miles across the valley
the big nfaell gets tired, so to speak,
and goes a bit slower. A little more
than half way across it has slowed
down so much that the sound of the
report, jogging along at its steady, un
varying thousand or so feet per sec
ond, overtakes it, and the report and
the shell travel together for another
Then the shell finds it cannot keep
up the pace, and the report goes on
ahead in Its proper place, and so we
poor wretches, quaking behind a rock
and wondering if it Is big enough to
shield us from the splinters, hear first
a terrific crash, as if the heavens were
splitting; an Instant after a faint whis
tle, which grows louder with fearful
rapidity, until it becomes a scream that
fills the whole atmosphere and sets ev
ery kloof and valley "soughing" with
the volume of sound; then, when you
think the hideous thing is about to fall
at your side, it flies over your head
with a shriek that makes the bravest
crouch closer to the earth, and with a
shock that seems to shake the very
foundation of the eternal hills the 100
pounds of steel and gunpowder, trav
eling nearly a thousand feet per second,
buries itself in the earth, tears up the
red soil in tons, and expends the last
particle of its mighty energy in hurling
whizzing fragments of rock and stone
and humming, buzzing splinters of
jagged steel hundreds of yards away
from the yawning gap dug by the ex
plosion. There is no man living who can re
man unmoved in the vicinity of an ex
ploding heavy shell such as I have
tried to describe. Sharpnel shell, with
its wicka't cruel shriek, la one of tht
most disagreeable of all war's horrid
sounds; but for real nerve-shaking, de
moralizing effect it is as nothing com
pared to the noise and explosion of a
big shell. Strangely enough, the Boei
heavy guns have caused comparatively
little loss of life. On only one occasion
did they succeed in hitting many men.
That was the sad evening when the six
inch gun on Bulwan killed four and
wounded seven of the Liverpools with
three shells. The poor fellows were
taken by surprise as they cooked their
evening meal on a stony slope, where
they had no shelter, and eleven of them
were stricken down before they got un
der cover. On the other hand the
Light Horse have had hundreds of sim
ilar shells come into their camp with
out any fatality, because they are
camped on sand, into which the shells
bury themselves and explode harm
lessly. Ladysmith Correspondence
Check stamps required by the act ol
June 30, 1S(!4, were abolished by act
of March 3, 1883, after July 1 of that
No less than twenty-four steamers
sailed out of various ports last year
and have never been heard from, and
seventy-nine sailing vessels cleared and
never reached their destination. ,
In China, twelve and one-half miles
from the village of Liou Chek, there is
a mountain of alum, which, in addi
tion to being a natural curiosity, is a
source of wealth for the inhabitants of
the country, who dig from it yearly
tons of alum.
In Belgium organ grinders are com
pelled by law to play each morning be
fore the police magistrate, who must
be satisfied that their instruments are
in tune. An organ which is out of tune
must be put in order before a license is
issued to the player.
George H. Allen, of Manchester, N.
H., while making a survey in HooU
sett discovered what he blieves to be
the most ancient landmark in that vi
cinity. It is an old millstone bearing
the date 1798, and two inscriptions,
one 179 M and something obliterated,
also under th'e above 30 M. H. It is
situated in the woods halfway between
the Hooksett road and the railroad on
the east side of the old turnpike or
stage road from Stanstead, Quebec, to
Newburyport, Mass., all of which is
discontinued in that section.
The fact is pointed out by Engineer
ing that for every one hundred tons of
shipping Britain possesses the United
States have only nineteen and one-half
tons, Germany sixteen and three
fourth tons, Norway thirteen tons,
Fiance eight and one-fouith tons,
Italy six and one-fourth tons,
Spain barely five tons, Russia
four and three-fourths tons, Sweden
four aud one-half tons, Holland three
and three-fourths "tons, Denmark three
and one-third tons and Austria-Hungary
two and three-fourths tons. We
can well afford to see these countries
adding to their respective fleets, espe
cially when, as our contemporary
shows, the increase is still nearly three
British tons even to one German, or
two to one of the United States. The
total tonnage of the ships frequenting
British ports is 90,9li3,9(!0 tons, and 70.0
per cent, of this is British owned.
He Engaged t.'ie for.
Dr. McTavish, of Edinburgh, was
something of a ventriloquist, and it be
fell that he wanted a lad to assist in the
surgery, who must necessarily be of
He received several applications, and
when telling a lad what the duties were
in order to test his nerves, he would
say, while pointing to a grinning skele
ton standing upright in a corner:
"Fart of your work would be to feed
the skeleton there, and while you are
here you may as well have a try to do
A few lads would consent to a trial,
and receive a basin of hot gruel and a
While they were pouring a hot mass
into the skull the doctor would throw
his voice so as to make it appear to pro
ceed from the jaws of the bony cus
tomer, aud gurgle out:
"Gr-r-r-gr-h-uh! That's hot!"
This was too much, and, without ex
ception, the lads dropped the basin and
The doctor began to despair of ever
getting a suitable helpmate until a
small boy came and was given the
basin and spoon.
After the first spoonful the skeleton
appeared to say:
"Gr-r-r-uh-r-hr! That's hot!"
Shoveling in the scalding : gruel as
fast as ever, the boy rapped the skull
and impatiently retorted:
"Well, jist blow on't, ye auld bony!"
The doctor sat down on his chair and
fairly roared, but when the laugh was
over he engaged the lad on the spot.
An Interesting Experiment.
Cut a sheet of writing paper in thin
slips, leaving about an inch margin at
the top. Then roll up the uncut por
tion aud hold it in one hand. Heat the
strips well before the Are, and when
they are quite warm lay them on the
table, still keeping hold of the uncut
portion. Now give them about a
dozen strokes with a brush, and they
will immediately spread out so that
no two strips stick together, each one
of the strips repelling the other.
Russia has three armies, with differ
ent terms of service. In Europe her
men are five years in the active army,
thirteen In the reserve and five in the
second reserve; In Asia they are seven
years in the active army and six in the
reserve; in Caucasia they are three
years in the active army and fifteen in
Bank Stock or Women.
The amount of national bank stock
held by women In America is esti
mated at $120,000,000, and the amount
of private and State bank stock at
It tort Courteous.
"My dear," said Growells, "you are
simply talking nonsense."
"I know it," replied his better half,
"but it's because I want you to under
stand yrb&t I say." Chicago New.
jTHE OTHER FELLOW.
HZ IS NOW HOLDING THE JO!
Gov. Shaw's Advice to the College Grad-
! wates: If Ton Want the Position You
Must Do the Work Better than the
Uneducated Man Ahead of You.
"When you go out from school," said
Gov. Leslie M. Shaw, of Iowa, in a re
cent address to the students of North
western University at Evanston, 111.,
"you will find 'the other fellow,' as Sam
Jones says. He has not been to college,
but he is occupying the place which
you want, and he is four years aheaft of
you. He will stay there, too, unless the
training you get in college better pre
pares you for his place."
This is a plain statement of an indis
putable fact, and one which college stu
dents should commit to memory. A
mere college training will not enable
any one of them to get "the other fel
low's" job unless the training the grad
uate has secured is of the practical
kind, which makes him better fitted for
the place than the man without a col
lege education, who holds it. He will
not be able to secure the place on his
diploma, on his standing in his class, on
his fraternity affiliations, on his good
looks, his good clothes, or even his good
recommendations, and If by chance he
shall obtain a position on the strength
of these he will not be able to hold it if
be does not possess in an equal degree
the merit which enabled the other fel
low to make his way without any of
Everything else being equal, the
roung man who is fortunate enough to
enter upon a career in these days with
a. college education has an advantage
over the other fellow, but he cannot
afford to rest or play upon that advant
age for a moment. If he depended
upon it to carry him through, the other
fellow will pass him in the race. "If
a person can do one thing and do it well
he will be worth something" said Gov.
Shaw. "It makes no difference what
you do, as long as you do it better than
it has ever been done before. There is
ao visible opening in any line you might
select. On the other hand, there is a
splendid opening if you can try a case
better than any other attorney. There
are many attorneys, but not so many
lawyers; ..many pedagogues, but few
teachers; many medical men, but few
doctors. One-fourth of the lawyers in
Chicago can try a case no better now
than when they began,, and all through
Wisconsin there are women who can
sook no better than they could the day
they were married, and they are told so
three times a day. The world is ready
to pay any price for excellence. The
difficulty with the average man and
the rest of them is that they do not pay
enough attention to detail. No matter
what profession you master, you must
also master detail."
All this is true. It is so demonstra
bly and palpably true that recognition
of Its truth has revolutionized the sys
tem of higher education in this country
within the past twenty-five years. It
was in response to the demand that the
colleges should turn out graduates with
some fixed purpose in mind, with some
special training, with something like
in equipment that would enable them
to compete with the other fellow, and,
f possible, excel him, that Harvard,
1'ale, Princeton, Williams, Cornell, and
jur Western universities adopted whol
ly or in part the principles which ob
tained exclusively in purely technologi
cal institutions only a few years ago.
The danger for a time was that the
reaction in favor of the practical
branches of education as against the
cultural might go too far, and it is to
the credit of the faculties of the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology In
Boston and Armour Institute of Tech
nology in Chieago that the danger was
avoided. As the purely cultural col
leges have exhibited a tendency to be
come more practical, the purely tech
nical institutions have exhibited even
a stronger tendency to become more
cultural, so that the latter are equip
ping their students to-day, not only for
:he Inevitable hand-to-hand encounters
with the other fellows, but for the
ligher places in life for which their
college training qualifies them.
The college students of our times, it
is cheerful to know, are having the doc
:rines enunciated by Gov. Shaw ground
.nto them on all sides. They are made
:o realize now that they cannot step
Dut of a university Into a big legal or
medical practice, Into a daily newspa
per editorial chair, into the presidency
of a bank, or to the forefront in any
walk of life, just because they gradu
ate with honors. They are being taught
now that, while education gives them a
tremendous advantage, nothing short
of actual contact with the sharp cor
ners and actual experiences in the hurly-burly
of life will finally enable them
to compete with the other fellow. He
Is not only four years ahead of them
be may be twenty he often is In prac
tical knowledge, and he will always re-
1 main about that far in advance of tha
man who thinks he has nothing more to
learn when he bids good-by to his alma
mater. Chicago Inter Ocean.
An Arizona Bill of Fare.
T was at a restaurant out in Arizona
nce," said a salesman for a well
inown revolver corporation, "and was
looking over the bill of fare. It gave a
better description of some features of
the country than a whole volume. For
10 cents you could get some delicious
lamb chops and fried potatoes. But
bread and butter were extra, while a
dish of milk toast was 15 cents. You
see that meant that they raise eattre
out there for their meat and not for
dairy purposes. Milch cows are scarce
and dear. But the Chinese broil beaf
steak by frying it and then making the
-marks of the griddle with a 'red hot
It is in Sicily that both poverty and
crime have reached their most porten
tous development. Here, again, we find
diverse strains of blood, language and
tradition, and an unfortunate historic
development. We cannot, indeed, ex
plain the social facts of Sicily in our
time without reference to the past.
Centuries of turbulence and misgovern
uient produced a condition of affairs in
which every man's hand was against
$very other man's, and In which, the
ilea of Just and Impartial law becom
ing weak, the inevitable alternative of
the rude Justice of revenge became
widespread. In our day, with the pos
sible exception of some of the outlying
districts of European Russia, Sicily is
the poorest part of Europe.' The wages
earned in the sulphur mines and the
horrible condition of the people em
ployed therein have been so complete
ly exposed that it is not necessary to
dwell thereon. Suffice It to say that
with the factors of wretched poverty
and a long historical training in crime,
superadded to a quick-blooded, violent
people, we may understand the growth
and power In Sicily of that murderous
society, the Mafia, which the Italian
government is now attacking in ear
nest at Messina. The Mafia is to all in
tents and purposes a murderous organ
ization, which sticks at nothing to se
cure its ends. But formally, and on
one side, it is a kind of mutual benefit
society. Its members are bound to pro
tect and benefit one another und?r giv
en conditions, or pay the dread penalty
for failure or neglect. Spectator.
Henry Fielding was once asked by
Lord Denbigh why he wrote his name
"Fielding" instead of "Feilding," as
his lordship's family used. "I can not
tell, my loid," replied the novelist, "ex
cept it be that my branch of the fam
ily were the first that knew how to
Sir Robert Peel was once going
through a picture collection with a
friend where there was a portrait of a
prominent Englishman who was fa
mous for saying sharp things. "How
wonderfully like!" said the friend;
"you can see the quiver on his lips."
"Yes," replied Sir Robert, "and the ar
rows coming out of it."
They are telling a story In Chicago
about an advance agent for the Thomas
Orchestra who recently went to New
Orleans to book dates for concerts. He
was told that it would be well for him
first to talk the matter over with a
wealthy woman who is a leader in the
musical circles of the city. So he called
at her residence, and a ring brought
out an old negro, who took the caller's
card, on which printed the legend,
"Representing the Thomas Orchestra."
Presently a young woman came to the
door holding the card in her hand. She
did not seem to understand the object
of the call. The agent attempted to
explain, but was cut short by the
young woman, who said: "I don't think
we want any music to-day."
The president of a manufacturing
firm in Chicago has two letters from a
man in Michigan. The first set forth
that the writer had settled upon a piece
of land that had "rite smart pin tim
bur on it;" that his neighbors, with the
exception of "sum french Canucks at
the nort end of the lak," had also "rite
smart" of timber, and would hail the
advent of a "sormil" with delight
"How mutch woud a smol sormil cost?
N. B. If a Frenchman name Ike Lamor
to rites you to ask about this hese no
gud and a ded beat of the first water."
The firm wrote back to Inform their
correspondent that a sawmill such as
he seemed to want would cost about
three hundred dollars. A catalogue was
inclosed, which would give him an idea
of the plant, and the firm hoped to be
favored with his order. The firm had
no idea that its letter w'ould give seri
ous offense. There was no doubt, how
ever, that the Michigan man was quite
annoyed. He wrote: "You must take
me for a fool. If i had three hun
dred dollars what In wud I want a
Many years ago, when President
Kruger was in England, he was ap
proached concerning some concession,
railway or otherwise, by a business
man in London. Toe negotiations last
ed for some time. One evening the
Londoner, who waff staying at the
same hotel, having spent many hours
with Mr. Kruger and his companion,
went to bed much exhausted, and feel
ing he had not got quite all he wanted.
Next morning he arose at nine o'clock,
and went along the corridor to Mr.
Rruger's bedroom. To his astonish
ment it was empty, and all the luggage
was gone. "Oh, sir," said the cham
bermaid, "Mr. Kruger and his friend
left at six this morning." Then, with
a giggle of amused reminiscence, the
girl added: "They was a queer couple,
sir, and no mistake. When 'e passed
your door, sir, Mr. Kruger, 'e started
dancin' right outside your door, sir, 'e
and his friend. They didn't know as
any one saw them, sir, but Bessie and
I see them, unbeknown, from the top of
the stairs. Then they went downstairs,
sir, fairly splittin their sides with
laughin', though they didn't say
During an advance in Manila recent
ly, says the Chicago Tribune, one com
pany had to lie down at the side of the
road for shelter from the well-directed
volleys of the Insurgents. One of the
privates had dropped his haversack in
the middle of the road away back, and,
after the company had laid down, he
calmly stood up and walked down the
road toward the lost haversack. He
made a fine target for the insurgents,
and the bullets rattled around him
pretty lively. "Here, come back here,
O'Malley," yelled the lieutenant of the
company; "you'll be killed." "Well,"
reiiliod O'Malley over his shoulder, "I
might jest as well be killed as have
Gen. Otis a-runnin' me up hill and
down dale and comln' over to me house
ivery mornin' and a-sayin', 'O'Malley,
why don't you pay the government for
that haveysack T " Then he calmly
walked on and got the "lost piece of
property, and as he came back and sat
down Just in time to escape a volley of
Mausers, he threw the haversack on
the ground and said: "And when he
does come to-morrow mornin' to me
house I'll say, 'Otis, me little man,
you're dead wrong. I never lost no
haveysack. There's your bloody old
potato bag. Take it to the Government
with me compliments.' "
It isn't so much what a man thinks
as what be does that counts.
Ke wards for Andree Relics.
Notice has been received at the
Swedish and Norwegian consulate in
New York that the king of Sweden and
Norway has decdied to reward peisons
who have found objects belonging to
the Andree polar expedition, and that
a fund has been set aside for rewards
for persona who may hereafter find ob
jects rom the expedition. It is sup
posed that the hope of reward is meant
to be an incentive to whalers and other
mariners who go far north to search for
traces of the explorer and penetrate
places out of the beaten path for that
Electricity In Capsules.
This new compound, which is made from
cheap chemicals, is put uo in capsule form
and when added to a certain quantity of
water will furnish electricity enough to
light a house, drive an automobile or even
a railroad train. But this is nothing com
pared to the strengthening power con
tained in a bottle of' Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters. It cures indigestion, dyspepsia,
biliousness, liver and kidney troubles and
tills tne system with the vigor of health.
Its Saddest. Aspect.
The Liverpool Post, calling atten
tion to the report ot Dr. Wiglesworth
on the Rainhill asylum, says: "The
evil of drunkenness has many sad as
pects. But perhaps the saddest of all
is the fact that as drunkenness increas
es so does insanity. Last year 186 pa- j
tients were admitted to the asylum as
a result of drunken excess. Of these
78 were women. During the year 38
recovered and were discharged. At the
end of December over 130 remained, of
whom less than 50 are regarded as cur
able. This refers to one year only and
to one asylum."
Decision of Character.
Without decision of character no
man or woman ever amounts to much.
Chicao Daily News.
That operators shall at no time with
hold more than two weeks' wages from
miners is a recent mandate expressed
by the Iowa state senate.
"For the recognition of the union
and the nine-honr work day," is the
cause of a recent strike of 230 brass
workers in Chicago.
If you don't feel well today you ran be
made to feel better by making your blood
better. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the great
pure blood maker. That is how it cures
that tired feeling, pimples, sores, salt
rheum, scrofula and catarrh. Get a bottle
of this great medicine and begin taking it
at once and see how quickly it will bring
your blood up to the Good Health point.
Is America's Greatest Blood Medicine.
FORTUNES TO BE MADE IN OIL
If You Are Awake to Your Own Chances Read This and Then Write
Us for Full Information and Prospectus.
California is destined to be the greatest oil field of the world. Already vast riches have been
amassed there in petroleum, and great fortunes an- sure to be made in that section this year.
We own a quarter section of land, 160 seres, in the heart of the famous Kern County Oil D is
trict. The oil is there and all we have to do is to drill a well and tap it.
For development purposes we will sell 25,000 shares of Treasury Stock at 1 per share. Peo
ple who buy this stock will see it incrense in value but and they will make money fast. Fullest
investigation invited. Our property has been examined and reported on as unqnestionablv
valiiable by M. M. Ogden, Field Expert, Producers' oil Exchange, San Francisco, Cat, and bv 0.
W. Fox, for fifteen years expert for the Standard oil Company. Our deeds and abstracts are
now deposited in the Merchants'. National Hank. Portland, Or. Our officers ure without salaries.
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512 Chamber of Oommerc?, Portland, Oregon.
H. C. ECKENBEUGER, Pres. R. L. DURHAM, Vice-Pies. H. C. STRATTON, Secy.
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President Merchants' National Hank, PorUauu, Or.; R. L Durham, Vice-President Merchants'
National Bank, Portland Or.; H. C, Hreeden, of H. C Brecden & Co., Portland, Or.; H. C. Ecken
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Union Pacific Railway.
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it to yourself to investigate this opportunity for investment.
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JOHN POOLE. Portland, Oregon,
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 by him, is un
equalled. THE PROSPEROUS FARMER
Always has a McCORMICK.
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HARD WORKING WOMEN
Can find quick and permanent relief
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Thousands have used it and .housands
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NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS.
Building or remodeling residences and
stores. Vtecarrva complete line oi snosu,
Grates and Tiling, Tile Flooring, Tile Wain
scoting, Andirons, Fenders, Screens, Electric,
Gas and Combination Chandeliers, and all sop
pltes pertaining to Electric anil Gas Lighting.
We also carrv all kinds of Batteries Bells aud
Indicators. "Photographs cheerfully sent on
application. FRANK HOLtOMIt & CO.
845 Washington St., 1'ortland, Or.
Uf CI I DrlUIn Machine
fffclL of all kinds and Bizes,
for drllllnOT wells for house.
farm. City and Village Water
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Breweries. Irrigation, Coal and
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Can't Afford to Miss It.
You can't afford to neglect the New Columbian
Are grate. It has claims on every household, Tor
it does things no other grate has ever accom
plished. All the heat goes into the room Instead of
up ibechtmnev, but no smoke at all, for the new
svstem of draughts makes perfect combustion and
a'cltar white flame, saves you hairyourfuel bills.
For particulars, diagrams and full description, ap
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treet. Purl land, .nefon-
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iiOtb Corp. Prosecuting claims since 1878.
The debilitating drains and
discharges which weaken so
many 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 perma
nently cures this and all other
forms of Catarrh. It is a positive
specific for female troubles
caused by catarrh of the delicate
lining of the organs peculiar to
women. It always cures if used
persistently. It is prompt and
All the freight conductors and brake
men on the Montana Central railroad,
Montana, went out as a protest against
a new time schedule.
Piso's Cure is the best medicine we ever
used for all affections of the throat and
lungs. Wm. O. Esdsley. Vanburen, Ind.,
Feb. 10, 1900.
One hundred and twenty-five boiler
men in the Standard Oil Company's
works, Bayonne, N. J., struck for an
increase of wages.
Mothers will lind Mrs. Winslow's Sooth
ing Syrup the best remedy to use for their
children during the teething period.
Cutters in seven granite quarries in
Maine have stmck on being refused a
new scale of hours and wages.
Section men on the Tiffin division of
the Big Four at Tiffin, O., struck for
$1.25 a day, which the company refuged.
Makes the BEST PUMPS for IRRIGATION and
RECLAMATION. MINE DRAINAGE. Capa
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They aleo 17 D Ap IT TWO STAMP MILLS,
build the JXliUufl Oement Gravel Mills, and the
Celebrated Drake Amalgamatob.
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If RAP II Mi NT. Tfl to 17 Stevenson Sr.. ( San
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A TOP BUGGY
Would, be too cheap to be good,
but we have Top Buggies for
for $65 Cash that we guaran
tee for one year from date of
purchase. They have good
strong wheels, guaranteed hick
ory spokes, tires 5-16 thick,
round edge and projecting
over the felloe, to protect same.
We have others at $70, $75,
$80, $85 and up.
Road Wagons at $40 and up.
Mitchell Farm Spring Wagons
SEND FOR CATALOGUE.
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FIRST AND TAYLOR STREETS, "
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is good oolicy.
CURE YOURSELF 1
TJae Big O for unna Jural
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of mucous membranes.
Painless, and not astri n-
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sold Kj Drsinlsta,
1 or sent in niain wraoner.
br express, prepaid, for
1.00, or 3 bottles, 82.73.
Circular sent on request.
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ONE FOR A DOSE. Cure Sick Headache and Dys-
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