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Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste ana ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. HEW YORK, ILt.
Prayers by Telephone.
At a small dinner given recently ill
a Western city the guest of honor was
a young married woman who is the
proud mother of two handsome boys,
both under five years of age. In theii
education slie endeavors to follow o
system, after the manner of most young
mothers, and is very particular to live
up to any rule she has made for them.
During an early course in the din
ner, and in the middle of au animated
conversation with her host, she sud
denly paused with a startled look and
"There, if I did not forget those
boys again! Have you a telephone iD
the house, and may I use it?"
She was takeu to the telephone bj
her host, and the murmur of her voice
in earnest conversation floated back tc
the dining-room. After a short pause
"I do hope you will pardon me,''
she said, "but, you see, I always have
George and Eddie say their prayers
for me before they goto sleep. ]
forgot it to-night in the hurry of com
ing away, so I just called up their
nurse. She brought them to the
'phone, and they said their prayer?
ovor the wire, so my mind is relieved.'
The Rliind manuscript, now in th«
British Museum, is the oldest intelli
gible mathematical work extant that
has been deciphered.
What Mrs. Nell Hurst has to Say
DR Ait MRS. PINKHAM: —When I wrote
to you I had not been well for five years;
had doetorcd all the time but got no
better. 1 had womb trouble very bad.
My womb pressed backward, causing
piles. I was in such misery I could
scarcely walk across the floor. Men
struation was irregular and too pro
f use, was also
lad given up all
bought I had
five bottles of
Lydla E. Pinlc
x ieit. very much better
and was able to do nearly all my own
work. I continued the use of your medi
cine, and feel that I owe my recovery to
you. I cannot thank you enough foryour
advice and your wonderful medicine.
Any one doubting my statement may
write to me and I will gladly answer
all inquiries.—Mrs. NELL HURST, Deep
Letters like the foregoing, con
stantly being received, contribute not
a little to the satisfaction felt by Mrs.
Finkham that her medicine and counsel
arc assisting women to bear their heavy
Mrs. Pinkham's address is Lynn, Mass.
All suffering women are invited to
write to her fc-r advice, which will be
given without charge. It is an ex
perienced woman's advice to women.
(f(s Goto 3'our grocer to-day
and get a 15c. package of
VttiL ta^es t ' ie pi acc c °f _
*V ijpe at J- the cost.
Made from pure grains it
is nourishing and health-
W ful *
J" SBt t grootr gives yon GRAJN-O.
OUR NAVY'S DISCIPLINE
VTS STANDARD EQUALS THAT OF THE
WORLD'S BEST NAVIES.
So I.uxlly Allowed on American Men-ot.
War-Uncle Sam's, Ships Cleaner Tlian
Air Other Naval Ves*el*-Our T«r» Ar«
Fur Superior to the Indolent Spaniards,
The discipline preserved on Ameri
can meu-of-war not only equals that
of every other navy in the world, in
cluding the navy of Great Britain, but
that it is more rigid, more rigorous,
more military and sailorly, and more
admirn'ilo in every way, than the dis
cipline that prevails on the ships of
several navies of the world that vastly
surpass it in size and strength.
The writer, as t man-of-war's man,
had ample opportunities to study the
discipline ruling warships of all the
great navies of the world. Ho has
made repeated and protracted visits to
as many as a dozeu meu-of-war, first
and fourth class, battleship and gun
boat, of the British navy, and he has
carefully observed the whole routine
of the day on at least two ships of
every important navy, including the
navy of Japan. Ho is perhaps measur
ably well fitted, therefore, to draw
Probably the safest standard from
which to draw conclusions as to the
nature of discipline on a man-of-war
is the standard of cleanliness, and from
this point of view the most unscientific
housewife might be quite ns competent
a critic as the naval expert. Nothing is
more absolutely cock-sure and certain
than that a dirty man-of-war infallibly
points to a slouchy, undisciplined
crew, aft as well as forward. A war
ship's crew of officers and men that
does not possess sufficient energy and
decency to keep its ship sweet and
clean and spick and span from cat
head to mizzen flagstaff was never yet
known to be a well disciplined crew.
There is a very high standard of clean
liness aud sanitation on men-of-war
of today—a standard necessarily high
when it is considerad how closely men
are huddled together on a naval ves
sel. The ships of the United States
navy more nearly attain even the
medical department theoretical stand
ard of cleanliuess than the ships of
any other navy in the world, includ
ing those of the British navy. This
is not to say that British men-of-war
are not clean. As a rule they are quite
clean, even if it does take the "lime
juicers." as American men-of-war's
men call the British naval tars, an tin
consciously long time, for instance,
to "swab the smut out o' the ship's
eyes" after coaling ship. But the
average British man-of-war is not as
clean, fore and aft, as the average
American man-of-war—not by a long
shot. A good many British naval
jacks have got the slatternly house
maid's habit of hiding dirt and of st ow
ing it away in corners, so that, while
to the uncritical eye their ships might
present a general swabbing and shii.;
look, they could certainly not endure
the sharp inspection of an American
commanding officer without some of
the men forward finding themselves
in a heap of trouble for slouchy ship
A couple of days after the Maine dis
aster a Madrid dispatch quoted Wevler
as saying that the "affair was no doubt
due to the indolence of the ship's crew."
Weyler has often been aboard the
men-of-war of his own country.
Therefore this remark sounds delight
fully funny. There could be no more
realistic portrayal of the entire mean
ing of the word "indolence" than that
exhibited by the crew of a Spanish
warship. Fore and aft, from all hands
at dawn until pipe down at night, the
dolce far me lite on board a Spanish
uinn-of-war is almost of the dreamy,
blissful, all-pervading sort as that
wli'cli obtains at high, scorching noon
in the 'dobe shacks of Mexican peons.
Aft, iu the officers' quarters, a fair
degree of cleanliness is occasionally
to be found on a Spanish war vessel,
but forward, where the men dodder
through their days, the average
Spanish mau-of-war is not alone dirty,
it is simply filthy. The fo'c'sle of the
average Spanish mau-of-war is no bet
ter iu respect to cleanliness than the
main deck of a rank,evil-smelliug East
Side New York tenement house. There
is no bias or spread-eagle prejudice
whatsoever in this statement. It is
simply a matter of common knowledge
and notoriety among men who know
navies. Moreover, Spanish naval
sa'lors are not alone (as a class) stupid,
inapt, pluggish aud pig-headed; they
are sullen and ugly and mighty diffi
cult to handle, especially by officers
who look upon all meu forward as
being not much above the level of
beasts. The Spauish man-of-war's
man is fed barbarously, jmnished bar
barously and treated barbarously in
In none of the world's navies can
yon set men perform their routine and
extraordinary work and their drills
with more snap, vim, ambition, de
termination and genuine liking for the
business than on an American ship of
war. It is a matter of pride with a
United States navy sailor to be up to
the mark of his rate, whether the rate
is that of a landsman or a chief bo'-
Btiu's mate. The American bluejacket
is a man of such independent spirit
that he would just about as lief get
Into the brig in double irons as to get
called down in the presence of his
mates for dereliction of duty, and in
general he sees to it that ho does not
deserve such a calling down. If he
doesn't deserve it, he doesn't get it—
in the American navy.—Washington
Flogging has become so indispensa
ble in liussia that some inveutor has
perfected a machine which saves the
human arm. Under the flagellation
of the machine taxes aud arrears are
to become speedily collected.
HELPS FOR HOUSEWIVES.
Colored Cotton Fabrics.
Colored cotton fabrios will not fade
by subsequent washing if placed in
boiling water to which has been add
ed three gills of salt to every four
quarts ol water. Do not remove the
cloth until the water is cold.
Aro«, atlc Vinegar for Sprinkling.
Aromatic vinegar for sprinkling
in apartments during the prevalence
of fevei s or any coutagious complaint
can be made as follows: Take com
mon vinegar, any quantity desired,
and stir into it enough powdered
chalk to neutralize the acidity. When
it stops foaming, and the chalk is pre
cipitated, draw off the liquid and dry
the white powder by the Are or in the
sun. When perfectly dry, put into a
stone vessel and pour upon it sul
phuric acid until the white fumes stop
White Pine Screens.
For that open fireplace which is not
in use come little white pine screens
at low rates. These are fitted out
with small shelves and brackets for
odds and ends of bric-a-brac. A bot
tle of gilt paint, a small can of enamel
and a good-sized brush are all the nec
essaries for production in a very pretty
little affair from this raw material, or
strips of heavy wall paper represent
ing old woods can be had at the house
furnishing establishments. And this
screen, covered with this, will resem
ble a handsome carved wood cabinet.
Another good idea is to tit this kind of
screen with hooks, to which may be
attached small baskets filled with
flowers, ferns, vines or grasses.
Cooking for tlie Sick.
Mrs. S. T. Borer lays down these
rules for "Cooking for the Sick and
Convalescent," in the Ladies' Home
Journal. "In cooking for the sick a
moderate heat is necessary to bring
out and intensify, rather than destroy
or keep within, the delicate flavorings
of the materials used. Where receipts
call for butter it must be added to hot
dishes after they have been taken from
the tire. All fried things must be
"Gruels or seuii-starchy foods re
quire long, slow cooking. Meuts must
be cooked but not overdone. Under
no circumstances should raw meats,
raw beef juice, or raw beef tea he
used. Pasteurization is necessary to
remove the danger of disease germs.
"Serve hot foods hot; cold foods
cold. This does not mean the ex
treme of either.
In arranging the vray keep every
thing as dainty as possible, using white
or very pale colors. A simple vase of
flowers, with not too decided an odor,
will prove an added attraction. Boses, i
violets, lilies-of-the-valley or bouvar
dais are advisable for their daintiness
and absence of heavy odor."
Date Loaf—Cook one cup of oat
meal in one quart of water (adding
three-quarters of a teaspoonful of salt)
until soft. Stir into this one pound
of washed, dried and atoned dates,
and turn into a mold. Cut and serve
with whipped cream. Simple and de
Asparagus Salad—A very acceptable
salad can be made from asparagus left
over from previous day's dinner. Cut
it iu small lots. Mix with an equal
amount of buttered bread crumbs that
,have been browned slightly in tho
oven. Placo a portion on small leaves
of lettuce and cover with mayonnaise
Sweetheart Cake—Cream together
the yolks of two eggs, one cup sugar
and one tablespoonful butter; add
one-half cup sweet milk and one aud
one-half cups flour, sifted with one
heaping teaspoouful baking powder.
Bake in heart-shaped tins with
blanched almonds pressed in centre,
or shredded cocoanut may be strewn
Piaspberrv Shortcake One large
cup thin sour cream, one-half tea
spoonful soda, a little salt. Stir the
flour in quickly after the soda is add
ed. Shape into dough; roll thin for
two or three layers, spreading butter
before baking. When done, pull
apart; butter generously and pile on
canned raspberries well sugared.
Drain off most of the juice. Prepare
just as you serve.
Chocolate Gems—Beat to a cream
two tablespoonfuls of butter, adding
slowly one cup sugar; stir in half-cup
of water, a pinch of salt and one and
a half cups of Hour. Beat thorough
ly, and before adding the last half-cup
of flour put one teaspoouful of baking
powder in it. Then add two teaspoon
fuls of cocoa, teaspoon (scant) of va
nilla and two eggs well beaten. Pour
into greased gem tins and bake in a
moderate oven twenty minutes.
Creamed Horseradish—An excellent
sauce for cold meat or poultry is
made from grated horseradish, yolk of
au egg and whipped cream. Squeeze
every particle of vinegar from three
tablespoonfuls of the horseradish and
mix thoroughly with the yolk of egg
and half a teaspoouful of salt. Acid
six tablespoons of whipped cream and
mix agaiu. Serve in the centre of a
small platter, arranging the slices of
cola meat around it with a border of
Fish Souffle—This creamed fish is
given because no eggs are used, which is
often preferable. Use one pint of cold
fish picked flue. Boil together two
tablespoons each of butter and flour,
one teaspoouful of mustard, half-tea
spoonful salt, pinch of cayenne and
one pint of cream or milk. Stir in
the fish and place all in buttered bak
ing dish; cover top with bread erumba
and bits of butter. Bake twenty min
utes. This is also line for veal or
chicken. Serve with walnut fish*
I THE REALM OF FASHION. 1
Noveltle. In Hmlrdresting.
How to dress the hair in a becoming
manner, and at the same time carry as
light a load as possible, is a problem
that will try the brains of women dur
ing the coming spring months. The
problem has been partly solved by the
inventor of what is known as the
"simplex" foundation. It is used in
building up the coiffure produced
BUILDING UP THE COIFFUBE.
herewith. Not only is it light as air
and perfectly durable, but it supplies
nature's deficiencies without detection.
It is used principally in a new de
velopment of the Victorian style, ar
ranged in three high loops on top of
the head in conjunction with a pretty
tortoise shell comb. The foundation
is made up of a bang and a tress. By
reference to the picture it can be seen
that an ingenious hair fastener enters
into its composition. The ingenuity
of the contrivance lies not only in the
fact that it is a hair fastener, but it
keeps in plaoe and conceals a switch
of additional hair, whioh enables one
to add to the importance of the tresses
while fixing them into the bandage
necessary for their proper arrauge-
SPRING WALKING COSTUMES.
ment. Tho entire arrangement is
pretty, light and becoming to most
nints About Walking Costume*.
The cotton gowns are now being
built very much ou the lines of the
winter models. Tho paquin skirt is
admirably adapted to thin fabrics of
all kinds, as the circular flounce gives
a pretty fullness about the feet.
Straight flounces are also applied in
the same manner and they launder
better. The bodices of organdie are
very elaborate aud the skirts are
flounced, and rows of lace are set in
them. The guimpe bodice, which has
been so popular during the winter,
will be much in evidence this sum
mer. Dainty guimpes are built of
line sheer white batiste or £muslin,
tucked or corded in groups, with nar
row Valenciennes insertion between
them. The sleeves in some instances
match the neck, but they are quite as
good style if they are of the organdie.
There is slight change in shirt waists
from those of last season. Stocks are
the smartest finish to the necks, and
if collars are worn they must turn
over. Pique skirts will be as much in
demand as ever, and chic little Eton
coats, built on severe Hues, will be
worn. Silk skirts will rival cotton
ones. Blue, pink and yellow will be
the prevailing colors. They are
tucked, shirred, trimmed with rows of
narrow black satin and velvet ribbon,
and often the ribbon is gathered into
little frills. A letter from Paris, from
an up-to-date individual, states that
the prevalence of the separate founda
tion has been somewhat overestimat
ed, and that the greater proportion of
the skirts are lined. This is especial
ly true of cloth skirts, aud as every
woman knows, walking costumes arc
more comfortable made with the foun
dation and skirt in one piece. Tailor
skirts for the most part will be made
without trimming; but a number of
the jacket bodices are quite elaborate
ly decorated. Ravers of silk in a
contrasting color will be embelished
with braid and embroidery.
Df lta, ClnHps and Ilroochei.
An embossed silver prayer bookcase
has a blue ribbou enameled around the
A silver gilt spoon has a design of
ferns for the handle and the bowl is
enameled to represent the United
The latest device to be attached to
I bicycles is a small silver name plate to
be placed on the tool bag.
A clasp dh the plaids belts is of sil
ver, gilt and represents an army but
ton surrounded by a wreath. It is
also worn on belts of black seal
A neat brooch is in the shape of an
open oyster shell, the natural colors
being represented in enamels, with a
small pearl mounted in the deeper
half of the shell.
Another belt is of oxidized silver
wire forming a sort of lathwork
mounted on n drab silk ribbon. The
clasp is in the form of two rosettes, in
the centers of which t«cquois is
mounted. At the back are two rosettes
of the same design as the clasp, and
one is also worn at each side.
Silk and leather belts are again be
coming popular. A combination of the
two materials consists of a silk ribbon
on a leather belt. The silks are chief
ly plaids and are applied so that the
lines run dianonally across the belt.
Appropriate buckles and slides of sil
ver, gilt, and are the favorite mount
Flowers play an important part in
the recent designs for brooches.
Among the blossoms which seem to be
favorites are violets with petals spread
apart, pansies, clematis and apple
blossoms. They are all enamel in
natural colors and often have a small
pearl or diamond mounted in the cen
ter, or in the more deeply colored
flowers on ono of the petals, in which
cases it represents a dew drop.
The smartest toques and bonnets
and picture hats flaunt gorgeous
bouquets of ribbon in place of glassy
eyed little songster, and it is unde
niable that the ribbon is answering
just as well as the birds did for effec-
tive decoration. The giddiest head
pieces from Paris, pent over as models,
fairly bristle with bows, in the making
of which there has sprung up a small
art all to itself. Out of a dozen im
ported hats ou one stand seven were
marked for the predominating tones
of yellow they exhibited, and the
other five were black and white. Yed
da and basket straw prevail over the
lately loved rice and Swiss weaves,and
nearly every straw has a satin finish.
Other new hats are fairly trifles, all
tulle and flowers. Scotch heather,
periwinkles and lino small blossoms
generally are to be very fashionable, j
Up-to-I>at«» Sailor Hat.
The early straw sailor hats will be
trimmed with loops of ribbon and one
or more quills. It is evident that this
is to be a floral season, and many of
the imported toques are composed en-
tirely of flowers and leaves. Fine
flowers are used for the crown and
brim, and roses with leaves wired into
aigrets. Violet hats are now the
craze, and they suggest pleasantly the
approach of spring.
Donkeys In Demand.
In South Africa there is a great de"
mand for donkeys, as they are pioo'
against climate, plague and flies.
Gained 3a Pound* In 5 VTe«lii.
From, the fiy-Siander, Macomb, 111.
Alderman Louis W. Camp, of our city, litis
quite astonished his friends, by a remurk
able gain In weight. He has gained 22 pounds
n llv9 weeks. Those of his friends
who do not know the facts of his sick
ness will read with interest the following:
"I was broken down in heulth and utter
ly miserable," said Mr. Camp to our re
porter. "I was unable to work muoh of the
time and so badly afflicted with a form of
stomach trouble that life was a veritable
"I tried various remedies, but during the
months of my siekness I obtained no re
lief. I had always been a robust, healthy
mail and sickness boro heavily upon me.
"About two years ago I was advised to
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo Peo
ple. I purchased ono box und received so
much benefit that I used five more und was
entirely cured'. I gained Ur.enty-lwo pounds
in five weeks. Since I stopped tnkiug tha
pills I havo scarcely had an ache or pain.
Interviewing the Alderman.
"Dr. Williams' Pink Pills restored me to
health and X most heartily recommend
L. W. Camp on oath says that the forego
ing statement is true.
W. W. MELOAN, Notary Public.
Following is the physician's certificate as
to Mr. Camp's present condition.
I am a regularly licensed phvslcian of
Macomb, McDonough County, 111. I have
vory recently examined Mr. L. W. Camp as
to his general physical condition, and find
the samo to bo all that could be desired,
appetite and digestion good, sleeps well,
and has all the evidences of being in a good
physical condition. SAM'L RUSSELL, M. D.
Subscribed and sworn to before me thi*
30th day of September, 1897.
W. W. MELOAX, Notary Public.
A German lias invented a neat little
brush for the hat, which has a spring
wire loop attached to its back, bywhicli
it is supported in the crown of the hal
when not in use.
The Crystal Palace, Sydenham, ac
commodates more people than auj
other bnilding in the world. It will
hold 100,000 people.
Deafnean Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach tin
diseased portion of the ear. There is only oa<
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu
tlonal remedies. Drafnessls caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous liuingof th«
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets in,
Aimed you have a rumbling sound or imper
fect hearing and when it is entirely closed
Deafness i" the result, and unless the inflam
mation can be taken out ujid this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing will b«
destroy* d forever. Nine cases out of ten ar«
caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed i ondition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for anj
case of Deafnes-i (caused by catarrh) that can
not ba cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. SenU
for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & Co., TQledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. &
Several of the catacombs at Rome are
now lighted by electricity, and the system
will soon bo extended to all the catacombs
Don't Tobacto Spit and Smoke Tour Mfe Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To-
Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 50c or 11. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
Epping Forest is the Inrgest publio
recreation ground in the world.
Oh, What Splendid Coflee.
Mr. Goodman, Williams Co., 111., writes:
"From ono package Saizer's German Coffee
Berry costing 15c I grew 300 lbs. of better
coffee than I can buy in 9tores at 30 cents a
lb." A. c 1
A package of this coffee and big seed and
plant catalogue is sent you by John A.
Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., upon re
ceipt of 15 cents stamps and this notice.
Tho average amount of sickness In human
ifo is nine days out of tho year.
Educato Your Bowels With Caacarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
Two persons die of starvation in Lon
don overy week.
Aslieville and Hot Spriue*. N. C.
These two charming resorts located in the
mountains of Western North Carolina, are
now being rapidly filled with winter tourists
from the North. A more delightful place
cannot be found to avoid disagreeable,
sharp winds. They are easily reached from
New York, via Pennsylvania and Southern
Railway, by the Washington and Southwest
ern Limited, which leaves New York daily at
4.20 p. M., making the trip within twenty-two
hours In through Pullman drawing-room
sleeping cars. For full particulars, etc., call
on or address Alex. S. Thweatt, Eastern Pass
enger Agent, 271 Broadway, N. Y.
The crusade against the spitting nuisance
has been taken up by the health associa
tion of Germany.
Why Suffer Like Job
Whon St. Anthony's Ointment will heal all
sores, new or old, or money refunded, 50 cents
per box, all druggists or St. Anthony M'f'g
c o„ Chicago, 111.
The number of Chinese in San Francisco
is about 20,000, inoludlng 2500 women.
To Care A Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c.
Hereafter the American Express Com
pany will use horseless wagons exclusively
To Care Constipation Fore**
Cm carets Candy Cathartic. I'-
ll C. C. C. fall to cure, druggists ref'
France has a law forbidding t
tor of birds smaller than larks.
Fits permanently cured. No fits
ness after first day's uso of Dr. K1
Nervo Restorer. Jitrial bottle and t
Da. K. H. KLINE, Ltd.. 031 Arch St
The wood of Northern Minn
never so full of wolves.
Chow Star Tobacco—The Best.
Smoke Sledge Cigarettes.
An abandoned railroad tu
of Edinburgh is being used
* Ko-To-Bac for rift
Guaranteed tobacco habit i
men strong, biood pure. SOc
A traveler can now go ar
in fifty days.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing S
teething, softens the gums, l
tiou, allays pain, cures wind
Electrically operated ca
great success in London.