KIDNEY TROUBLES OF WOMEN Frederick's Letters Show Row She Belled on Mrs. Finkham and Wu Oared. " Dear Mbs. Phtkham : I have a vyellow, muddy complexion, feel tired and have bearing down pains. Menses have not appeared for three months ; sometimes am troubled with a white discharge. Also have kidney and blad der trouble. I have been this way for a long time, and feel so miserable I thought I would write to you and see if you could do me any good." Miss Edna Frederick, Troy, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1899. " Dear Mrs. Pinkham : I have used Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound according to directions, and can say I have not felt so. well for years as I do at present. Before taking your medicine a more miserable person you never saw. I could not eat or sleep, and did not care to talk with any one. Now I feel so well I cannot be grateful enough to you for what you have done for me. " Miss Edna Frederick, Troy, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1899. Backache Cured " Dear Mrs. Pinkham : I write to thank you for the good Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound has done me. It is the only medicine I have found that helped me. I doctored with one of the best physicians in the city of New York, but received do benefit. I had been ailing for about sixteen years, was so weak and nervous that I could hardly walk ; had continued pain in my back and was troubled with leucorrhcea. Menses were irregular and painful. Words cannot express the benefit I have derived from the use of your medicine. I heartily recommend it to all suffering women." Mrs. Mart Barshinoeb, Windsor, Pa. reaving No Sting. Our manner of doing a thing often counts for more than the thing itself. Some people have the gift of doing a gratious things nngratiously. They seem to think it of small moment how they act, if they do the right thing. Their gifts are felt like a blow. Oth ers refuse with a kindness that falls like a balm. The Italian who is asked for alms, unable to help, replies: "Pardon me, I also am a poor devil." That leaves no hurt, while the open hand of some others inflicts a sting. "God cares more for adverbs than for verbs, " says an old writer. Do the right thing, but do it rightly, courte ously, sympathetically. S. S. Times. SHAKE INTO YOUR SHOES Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet. It cures painful, swollen, smarting, nerv ous feet, and instantly takes the sting out of corns and bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot Ease makes tight or new shoes feel easy. It is a certain cure for Ingrowing Nails, sweating, callous and hot. tired, aching feet. We have over 30,000 testimonials. Try it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe stores. Bv mail for 25c. in stamps. Trial package FREE. Address, Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. Representative Jefferson M. Levy has introduced a bill into the house to repeal the war revenue act. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, I Lucas County. j Frank j. Cheney makes o&th 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 pav the sum oi ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Curb. FRANK J. CHENEY Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1888. JlilTJ A.W.GLEASON, liii Notary Public Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Bold by druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Pro Bono Publico. In all the history of modern warfare there have been no more picturesque sieges than those of the Anglo-Boer war which now seems about at an end. The picturesque side of the three fam ous sieges Kimberley, Lady smith and Mafeking is brought out with telling effect by General Miles in an article contributed by him to this week's Col lier's. Gen. Miles is a student of mili tary science, who has also the faculty of presenting his subject in a popular and brilliant style. i A SENATOR'S LETTER. Peruna as a Nerve and Ca tarrh Tonic the Talk of the World. Hon. W. V. Sullivan, V. S. Senator from Mis sissiDDl. Hon. W. V. Sullivan, United States senator from Mississippi, in a letter re cently written to Dr. Hartman from Oxford. Miss., savs the following: "For some time I have been a sufferer from catarrh in its most incipient stage, so much so that I became alarm ed as to my general health. But, hear ing of Pe-ru-na as a good remedy, I gave it a fair trial and soon began to improve. Its effects were distinctly beneficial, removing the annoying symptoms, and was particnlaily good as a tonic. "I take pleasure in recommending your great national catarrh cure, Pe- ru-na, as the best I have ever tried." W. V. SULLIVAN." Peruna euros catarrh wherever locat ed. Peruna has no substitutes ho rivalE. Insist upon having Peruna. Address The Peruna Medicine Co., bus. O.. for a free book on catarrh . 13 MRtS WHfKt ALL LlS pMoce wuTuc All fiSf PAH s. Si Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use in time. oia oy uruHt mm The famous Thad. Stevens had a col ored servant In Washington named Matilda, who one morning smashed' a large dish at the buffet. "What have you broken now, you black idiot?" exclaimed her master. Matjlda meekly responded: "'Taln't de fo'th commandment, bress de Lawd!" When James Whitcomb Riley and "Bill" Nye traveled together giving a Joint entertainment, the humorist had great fun with the poet. Once, In In troducing Riley and himself to an au dience, Xye remarked: "I will appear first, and speak until I get tired; then Mr. Riley will succeed me and read from his own works until you get tired." At the Battle of Trafalgar, a sailor found kneeling by his gun, as his ship was about to engage the enemy, was asked by the first lieutenant if he was afraid. "Afraid!" answered Jack, with an expression of the utmost disdain; "no, your honor; I'm only praying that the enemy's shot may be distributed like the prize money the greatest part among the officers." As a rule, Joseph Jefferson never guys the members of his company, but Congressman Kahn, who was former ly his support, tells of one occasion when the venerable actor yielded to the temptation. "The Rivals" was the play and everything proceeded smooth ly until the scene was reached in which Falkland, Captain Absolute and Bob Acres have a wordy altercation. At this point the actor playing Falk land ranted violently, and finally, In a burst of anger, slammed a door as he made his exit. It is part of the busi ness of Captain Absolute to say at this juncture, "Poor Falkland!" He did so, and Mr. Jefferson promptly replied, "The poorest I ever saw!" Gen. Sir Herbert Chermside, who is now in South Africa, was formerly .a consul in Asia Minor. Once, in a weak moment, he sent a couple of beautiful .Angora cats as a present to a lady in Constantinople. The lady was so pleas ed that she asked him to send some more. Sir Herbert gave his native ser vant some money and told him to go and buy two or three. Then came a demand for more cats from the con sul's friends, and he gave his servant more money with which to buy eats. This went on for two or three months, and the native servant waxed exceed ing fat. One morning, however, the general, on coming out of the consul ate, was surrounded by a host of in furiated veiled women, who besought Mohammed to curse him because he had stolen all their cats. It appears that the native servant had pocketed the money for himself, and gone round with a sack and confiscated every cat In the place. Alfred Montgomery was a member of the English board of internal revenue half a century ago. At one of the ses sions of this body, held on a baking hot day, he was shocked to see the chairman's private secretary come into the board room with his coat off. As the secretary was leaving the room, Montgomery called him back and said: "Mr. , if you should find it con venient in this hot weather to take off your trousers, pray do not let any feel ing of respect for the board stand In your way." One day a canon wrote and asked if he must pay a license duty on a carriage which was only used to take his infirm parishioners to church on Sundays. "What do you say, Montgomery?" said the chairman. "Oh," answered he, "tell the canon that the board will not insist on the old people going to church." He complain ed of having been bitten at a country house to a certain lord wno was not remarkable for his personal cleanli ness. "I never have been bitten there," said the nobleman. "No," said Mont bomery, "even bugs must draw the line somewhere." On another occasion, when his carriage ran away, he called out to the coachman: "Drive into some thing cheap." DRIVEN MAD BY THE FORESTS. Some Travelers in the Wooda Are Strangely Affected Mentally. One of the woodsmen had told me of a waterfall on a trout stream of consid erable size which emptied into a lake near by us, and in the hope of finding a subject on it I took the boat one af ternoon and began to follow the course of the stream up from the mouth. After a half mile of clear and navigable wa ter It became so logged with fallen trees that more lifting than paddling was required, and as its course was ex tremely tortuous I occasionally got out and examined the vicinity of the stream bed and the course above If per chance there might be better naviga tion beyond. On one of the digressions I suddenly came on the stream running back on its previous course and parallel to it. Instantly, In the twinkling of an eye, the entire landscape seemed to have changed its bearings; the sun, which was clear In the sky, It being about 3 o'clock, shone to me out of the north, and it was impossible to con vince myself that my senses deceived me or accept the fact that the sun must be in the southwest, the general direc tion from which the stream was flow ing, and that to get home again I must turn my back to it if I had lost my boat, as seemed certain. Then began to come over me, like an evil spell, the bewilderment and the panic which accompanied it and which, fortunately, I recognized from the ex periences I knew of, and I was aware that if I gave way to it I was a lost man beyond any finding by the woods men even If they attempted to track me. Fresh wolf tracks were plenty all along the bank of that stream, panthers and bears abounded In that section, and the wilderness beyond me was nev er explored and hardly penetrable, so dense was the undergrowth of dwarfed firs and swamp cedars. I had one ter rible moment of clear consciousness that if I went astray at that Juncture no human being wonld ever know where I was, and the absolute necessity of recovering my sense of the points of the compass was clear to me. Sy a strong effort of the will I repressed th growing panic, sat down on a log and covered my face with my hands and waited I had no Idea how long but until I felt quite calm, and when looked out on the landscape again 1 found the sun in his proper place and the landscape as I had known it. 1 walked back to my boat without diffi culty and went home, and I never lost my head again while I frequented th wilderness. Atlantic Monthly. HOW PASTOR GOT HIS MONEY. Sarcasm Paid the Coal Bill When Pleading- Failed. Money for any kind of a collection is rather a difficult thing for the rectors of a church to gather in sufficiently large quantities to meet the existing expenses, but a demand of money for a coal collection is certain to be attend ed with the most disastrous financial results. All the more Is this the inev itable result when money is asked foi the winter's coal bill and winter is ovei and spring at hand, and the bare men tion of coal and heat makes the unen thusiastic congregation grow soporific and unheeding. Such was the case the other Sunday, not so very long ago, in the interior ol a large ecclesiastic edifice in Chicago. The congregation had beeii warned two weeks in advance of the time of the col lection and the size of the bill and the necessity of its payment had been dinned into their unwilling ears for several preceding church days. Finally the appointed Sunday arrived and the special baskets for the collection were passed throughout the church, and, while there was an occasional jingle of silver coin, the persons who did not contribute seemed in the familiar ratio of sixteen to one who did. The Sunday following the day of the collection the pastor mounted his pulpit to announce the amount accumulated by the ushers. And this is the way he did it: "Brethren, the collection for coal taken up last Sunday amounted to $123, which averages about one-fourth of a cent for every person in the parish. To say any more would spoil this!" And he descended the steps with dignified tread. The very next morning the deficit was forwarded to him through the efforts of a group of thoroughly asham ed and thoroughly awakened parishion ers. The American College at Rome. The American villa stands on land that once formed part of two villas, one belonging to Clodius and the other to Titus Sextius Gallus. Of the historic temple there is but little left to-day. A road, paved in the antique style with large polygonal blocks of lava well and closely set together, leads from the ad joining Appian way to this temple, and indicates the honor in which it was held and the frequency of visits to it. A few low walls in reticulated work, formed of tufa, some square blocks scattered here and there, the bases of columns and slabs of pavement, are all that is left of this suburban shrine to which the women of the neighborhood thronged of old. Three columns of peperino stone are standing here, but they are of very recent date, erected to commemorate events or persons con nected with the recent proprietors of the villa. On one of them Is an inscrip tion in Italian referring to the day of suffrage for the soul of Prince Don Domenieo Orsini (3d July, 1874), whose children came here Giacinta, Filippo, Giulia with a number of his nephews. Another column bears an inscription re lating that, on 3d of September, 1874, there were brought here the mortal re mains of Paolo Giordano Rodolfo Or sini. These are family memorials of the Orsinis who owned the villa, and they relate chiefly to death and sorrow. Catholic World Magazine. "Mit Lota of Feddmra." Robert Frank, the well-known' artist, is a self-made man, and not until he had become self-supporting did he have a chance to pursue the regulai studies which most people have in ear lier life. When he began drawing fot a living his workmanship was so excel lent that he had no difficulty in secur ing orders. One day he delivered some sketches to an employer, who said: "By the by, Frank, I want a picture drawn in a great hurry. It is a novel thing, a boxing kangaroo." "Ja wohl," answered the artist, "I will have It ready to-morrow for you." "You know what a kangaroo is, of course?" Frank must have been thinking of an ostrich, because he answered with a complacent smile: "Ja, gewlssllch. It is a long, tall thing mlt lots of feddars." And "Fed dars" has been his nickname ever since. Philadelphia Post. llow Pena Are Hade. Pens are made by machines which seem almost to think. The steel is cut into ribbons as wide as the length of one pen, and these are fed to machines which cut out blanks, then fashion, stamp them, split the points and place the maker's name on the backs. The pens are now complete save the anneal ing, and this forms a separate opera tion. After being annealed they are counted and placed in boxes. A ma chine has been invented for performing both these operations. Stationary Youth. Rich Father My daughter is too young to get married. She is only 18. Impecunious Lover I know, sir, but I have waited patiently for years, and she doesn't seem to get any older. Judge. Couch Bath. The latest combination in furniture is the couch bath. On the top of the couch being removed, "which can be done very easily, a regulation bathtub is disclosed, with a water tap at the pillow end of the couch. Opposed to Electricity. The Turkish government has issued an trade prohibiting the Importation of all apparatus connected with elec tricity. No one ever saw it rain cats and dogs, but hailing street cars is a daily occurrence. When a man dies the world proceed to forget that he ever lived. SOLD BODY TO THE DOCTOR, j Miasonrian Near Death Saved His Life Insurance and His Farm. In the office of an old physician in St, Joseph there hangs the skeleton of a , man and with it there hangs a tala J that la somewhat grewsome, but never theless true. The physician bought the man's skeleton before he was dead, paid for it and It was delivered to him) after death by the man's wife, accords ing to contract The man who used) the bones first and to whom they be-j longed In life was a Doniphan County; farmer, living across the river from St Joseph. He was in bad health andi needed money. In fact, he had to have money to keep up his life insurance! and there had been a partial failure ofj crops that year. The farmer knew the end of his life was not far off and he must have money at once to pay up his life Insurance. He had a wife and chil-,' dren and he would not mortgage the farm. One day he came to the city and said to the physician, whom he knew very well: "Doctor, what will you give me for my skeleton?" It was a startling proposition at first, and the physician shrank from making such a purchase, but after the farmer had explained his situation It did not have such a bad appearance. The sale was finally made, the contract drawn and signed and the physician paid for the skeleton of the living man. The amount paid was more than enough, the farmer said, to pay for the life insurance as long as he would need it He lived longer than he expected, however, and came back again to see the physician. He had spent part of the money for other pur poses, and another payment was almost due on the life insurance. "I am still using these bones, doctor," he said, "and came over to see if you could not afford to advance a little more on them." The physician demurred, but finally made another small advance, over and above the price he was to pay. Soon after ward the farmer died, and his wife de livered the body to the physician. It was dissected in a medical college and the physician still has the skeleton. It was a grewsome bargain, but it was business. The Kansas woman still has the coffin in which her husband's body was brought to the city. St Joseph (Mo.) News. DOG STOPS A TRAIN. After Saving; a Baby's Life He Modestly Takes to the Woods. Train No. 20 on the Indianapolis and Vincennes, In charge of Conductor F. W. Russe, of Indianapolis, was tearing along towurd Indianapolis, th other evening fifty miles an hour. The train was loaded with passengers and was behind time. East of Edwardsport En gineer Dorsey saw on the track far ahead a dog that was jumping about and acting in a peculiar manner. The dog's actions looked suspicious, and, as a measure of caution, Dorsay shut off the steam, so as to have his Lain nudcr control. When the train reached, a nearer point the dog stood and barked at it aad then, with a yelp, started lor the woods. Tnn It was that Dorsey saw that there was something red between the rails, and he threw on the emergency brakes and opened the sandbox. The train came to a standstill within ten feet of a pretty, flaxen-haired baby In a red frock. The child was about' two years old and had been playing with the dog. The train crew ran forward and Baggageman Franklin picked up the child, which laughed and crowed and patted his face In glee. About 1,800 yards distant was a farm house and toward it Franklin started with the baby, to meet a man running toward him like an insaneperson. It was the child's father, who had missed the baby just as the train stopped, and supposed that the little one had been killed. How It got so far away from home and into such a dangerous place no one could understand. The passen gers were considerably jolted by the sudden stopping of the train, but no one was hurt, and when they learned the cause of it they clustered about Engineer Dorsey and congratulated blm on his caution. Indianapolis News. A Curious Result. Amateurs of the woods and wild scenes' sometimes have queer luck. Here is an instance of a girl who took a picture of a party of friends near a patch of trees. When she came to de velop it she found that there had been a bear beyond the group, making for the woods at full speed when the shutter was snapped. Another amateur pho tographer got a curious result from a snap shot at a clump of woods. When he developed the plate he found that three partridges had been sitting on the ground eight or ten feet from him, deep ly interested in his actions, as the posi tion of their heads plainly showed. An other of his "shots" also developed curi ously. It showed a fox trotting across an open space ha the woods. The ears were sticking up and Inclined forward, and it was evidently in search of some small prey. Lacking In Experience. "I don't see "why there is all this opposition to women voting," said a beardless young fellow from his van tage ground beside the Lyceum, watch ing the women going in to the equal suffrage meeting. "It Just means that a man has two votes instead of one his own and his wife's," concluded the youthful sage. "Young man," questioned a gray vet eran Benedict, "are you married?" "No, no; I'm not married." "Well, then, you don't know anything about It It means that the women -will have two votes and the men won't have any vote at all." Memphis Scim itar. Point of View. The beautiful Griselda deprecated his passionate praise. "I am but a worm after all!" she sighed, the traditions of her Puritan an cestry being strong upon her. "But you look nice enough to eat!" protested the youth. "Oh, you're a bird!" the shy girl fal tered, as If to indicate that she deemed his attitude of mind largely a matter of point of view. Detroit Journal. When a nreacher wants to tell a piece of gossip, he excuses himself by , saying that be does It "to illustrate doW-- - - - 1 NO MORE THE GRAND MANNER. There Are No Longer Gentlemen oi Dianity and Breeding;. The "grand manner" has gone from the world and the world seems little put out at its departure. Time was when It was a token at once of breed ing and education. Scholarship un adorned with It was held up to naked scorn as naked pedantry; manners with no touch of the grand air could not pass muster In polite circles; literature saw in it the sum and substance of its being. It did duty for a whole lexicon of qualities, but Its outward aspect was unmistakable, depending upon a very simple theory of society and hu man life. If men are to wear honors and successes lightly, the background of ease will come into prominence, and they will study to amuse. And so came that social finesse which our great grandmothers adored, those bowlngg and smirkings which their grandchil dren scoffed at, and tlie whole pleasing science of the beau monde. The tear of sensibility may be drop ped over Its tomb, but there can be no question of its revival. The most Its admirers can do Is to write the history of Its floruit It belonged to an age when wealth, leisure, culture and all the good things of life were confined to a class, and It drooped and with ered at the advent of democracy. Our modern seriousness and our modern business-like air killed it, and they chose the crudest of weapons. It might have survived frank opposition; It could not endure being made to look ridiculous. But with the rubbish went much that was admirable. At its best this grand manner meant an exuberant vitality, a genuine zest for life. Its exponents might fall, but they failed gallantly. It all worked out to a kind of intense self-respect, which might be ludicrous, but was rarely ignoble. Most great men have been rnany-sld ed, but with the gentlemen of tha grand air It was a social duty, and all traces of the process must be hidden from sight Disraeli was almost the last of the "grand manner" disciples, and the abuse of him which was current for so long shows how people had come to re gard the affectation. For an affecta tion it was, though a charming and sometimes a noble one. Versatility can never be abolished, but a pretense of ease and Insouciance and a parade of divers accomplishments may easily be discredited. The splendid Impassive ness of the great gentleman has suc cumbed to modern worry and haste, and for the most part we frankly con fess that dignity is a nuisance and an anchronlsm. But the other side of the thing the taste for a liberal culture shows signs of revival and we may see a return to the grand manner, brought up to date and purged of Its silliness. London Spectator. The chance of two finger prints being alike is not one in fifty-four billion. There are nearly two thousand stitches in a pair of band-sewed boots. San Diego, Cal., has a lemon grove covering one thousand acres. It is said to be the largest In the world. It was begun in 1890, with 170 acres. Eighteen thousand bills and joint res olutions were presented by members in the last Congress 12,608 in the House and 5,855 in the Senate. Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa Is a magnificent natural curi osity. It is nearly four thousand feet in height and has a lever top about three square miles in area Wedding festivities In Cairo, Egypt usually continue for three days, during which time there Is constant feasting and jollification. The guests are ex pected to remain while the festivities last . In .the western part of British Colum bia Is a novel railway, two miles In length. The rails are made of trees, from which the bark has been stripped, and these are bolted together. Upon them runs a car, with grooved wheels ten inches wide. At Bosco Reale, on tbe slopes of Vesuvius, near Pompeii, excavations have brought up the most remarkable paintings of tbe Roman period yet dis covered. In the grounds of the Del Prisco villa a great peristyle and four large rooms have been unearthed, the walls of which are covered by twenty large frescoes of rich covering and care ful execution. The figures are life size. A Rat'a Tall. A rat's tall is a wonderful thing. The great naturalist Cuvier says that there are more muscles in this curious ap pendage than are to be found In that part of the human anatomy which Is most admired for Its Ingenious struc ture namely, tbe hand. To the rat In fact, its tail serves as a sort of band, by means of which the animal Is ena bled to crawl along narrow ledges or other difficult passages, using It to bal ance with or to gain a bold. It Is pre hensile, like the talis of some mon keys. By means of it the little beast can Jump up heights otherwise Inac cessible, employing It as a projectile spring. A Belli serent Archdeacon. Canon Bellalrs, of England, who died recently, was an old enemy of the bel ligerent Arcbdeacon Denison. He was a school Inspector before the act ol 1870, and East Brent was in bis dis trict The archdeacon objected to gov ernment iuspectlon of bis school, taught the children to sing some lines of ridi cule when bis brother clergyman ap peared, and at last wrote to Mr. Bel lalrs, telling htm that be would put blm In the village horse pond If he again dared to show his face In that part of Somerset The Match Trust Spreading; Out. ' The match trust has several factories Id Europe, aud has now absorbed an important establishment In South America. Every one should put a guard on him self, or he will find that be enjoys those occasions most when be Is en couraged to talk freely of bis grler tncea. An Kxrlilng Bon. The following incident in Lord Wo! seley's military carreer is recorded as having taking place when he was in his twenties, and had been in the Brit ish army three years. He speaks of it himself as the most exciting experience of his life. It was in Burma, and Wolseley was in charge of a small de tachment. During the advance he had the bad luck to fall into a deep hole, and when he crawled out found him self on the enemy's side. As he emerged he was met with such a show er of bullets that he slid back in short order. After a few minutes he came out again, and, amid a vigorous volley, ran for his life. He was nearly 300 yards from the British line, and was hit three times before he reached a place of safety. Youth's Companion. Wanted to Sell His Teeth. The kins of Bavaria was kept very short of money when he was a boy; in fact, the allowance for pocket money granted to him and his brother was only about two shillings a week. One day he heard some one say that sound teeth were salable, and off he went to a dentist and offered to have his own extracted for a monetary consideration. I do not believe Piso's Cure for Con sumption has an equal for coughs and colds. John F. Boykk, Trinity Springs, Ind., Feb. 15, 1900. No Salvation Army In Mexico. The Salvation Army for the second time has failed to get a foothold in Mexico. Mexican laws forbid all re ligious processions in the streets of cities. - Chicago tailors, who have been on strike for two months, have compro mised and gone back to work. If Your Blood Is Good Your nerves will be strong. 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HARD WORKING WOMEN Can find quick and permanent relief for serious- and strength destroying troubles in - Moore's Revealed Remedy Thousands have used it and thousands now praise it. It cures permanently. SI per bottle at your drHgglst's. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS. Building or remodeling residences and stores, we carry a complete line of Mantels, Grates and Tiling, Tile Flooring. Tile Wain scoting, Andirons, Fenders, Screens, Electric, Gns and Combination Chandeliers, and all sup plies pertaining to Klectric and Gas Lighting. We also carry all kinds of Batteries, Bells aud Indicators. " Photographs cheerfully sent on application. Kit A N K HOLCOKB & CO. 845 Washing-toil St., Portland, Or. SvMuQloil fliul Tmo iwibu uuu iiuu. Drink in India. Mary Clement Leavitt, honorary president of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, said, in a recent article: ' 'The best physician in India told me that if white people woudl let drink entriely alone, and eat not more than half as much meat, they might have as good health as in England or anywhere else." The Typewriter Invention. A statistician has proved that the inven tion of the typewriter has given employ ment to 500,000 people, but he fails to state how many cases of weak stomachs and dyspepsia" it has induced. All people of sedentary occupation need Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. It helps nature to bear the strain which ensues from confinement and it is a wonderful medicine. No one realizes this more keenly than the man or woman who has been cured of stomach trouble by its use. Twenty-six thousand arrests for drunkenness a year and 8,000 impris onments is tbe appalling record of one of the most enlightened American cities. It means one arrest to every four families. The net cost to the city therefore was more than $100,000. HOITT'S SCHOOL. Menlo Park, San Mateo County, Cal., with its new buildings, newly furnished and complete laboratories, beautiful sur roundings and home influences, is one of the best equipped schools tor the training of boys and young men on the coast. It is in charge of Dr. Ira O. Hoitt and is ac credited at the universities. Send for cat alog, Tenth year begins August 6, 1900. Customer I've got money to burn, and I want the best wheel you have. Dealer That's all right. We have bicycles to scorch. Detroit Free Press. Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup the best remedy to use for thH children during the teething period. A Comparison. From the official report of the Wash ington police it is shown that while the whole number of arrests in the Dis trict, with a barroom for each 441 of its population, was equal to one arrest for every Jl of its population, the num ber of arrests made in the First pre cinct, with a barroom for every 113 of its population, and in the Ninth pre cinct, with a barroom for every 1,048 of its population, the arrests was only one for every 18 of its population. A petition to congress to prohioit the liquor traffic in the District of Colum bia is being prepared. CHAMPION BINDER .. Best On Earth Eccentric Sprocket "Wheel, chain pulls on the long spokes when doing the hardest work, which is compressing' the bundle, ty ing the knot and discharging the bundle. We guarantee a gain of power of 16 2-3 per cent at this time. Call on the Agent, or address A. H. Boy Ian, General Agent, 321 Hawthorne Ave., Portland, Or., for Catalogue. JOHN POOLE, Portland, Oregon. can rive 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. If CLAIMANTS FOR DCMCinft Wrle toNA'HAN T C. IH O I J Fl RICKFORI). Washington. D. C. thev will re- reive a nick replies. B. 5th N. H. Vols. Staff 20th Corps. Prosecuting claims since 1878. CURE YOURSELF : Use Big 3 for unnatural diechargee.lnflttinniHtioijs, irritations or ulcerations of mucous membranes. Painless, and not astrin gent or poisonous. ' MfkfDranliti, or M&t In nl.ln wrinnn. Sexpraas, prepaid, for 06, or S bottles, 12.75. rcular sent on request. N. P. H. V. No. 251900. w O KS writing to advertisers please mention mis paper. VSW in 1 to b W VV tiniM not u viotara. SiS Prcnata Conugion. RSIthe Etrut OhehicaiOo MUINCINKATI, 0.