Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, October 18, 1900, Image 2

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oppick on Mill St. .Opposite the Post < >rflce.
Operative and Me<>hnnii'nl Hentistry Carefully
peiiorintfl. Teeth positively extracted without
uaiu.witlnlas, Ether and Chloroform: Treat.
Ill* and PillinK teethaSiiecialtv.
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Office over Panics' Drug Store
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Eyes tested, treated, fitted with glass
es and artificial eyes supplied.
.'{ll Market Street, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Hours—lo a. 5 p. m.
Telephone 1 p!C>.
A Workingman's Camera Flashed
on the Political Situation.
Imperlalismi. Kri'P Silver niiit tlie
Trint* Tonoileil t |><;n in tin Inter
eNtiiitf Milliner. Willi si Ken P:irn-
Kriiplis Pur Kncli I'or the llurrieil
Here are snapshot comments upon
some of the live issues of the present
presidential situation as given by an
intelligent mechanic employed in one
of the industrial establishments in
Philadelphia. He is a wage earner
who reads and thinks, and who in a
clear and consist* manner discusses
matters which are of vital interest to
every citizen concerned iu the welfare
of the nation.
The toiler and student of Ameri
can politics writes:
This is declared by Mr. Bryan and
other Democratic leaders to be the
"paramount issue." In other words, it
is the best and most important reason
they can offer why the most prosper
ous administration this country has
ever known should be turned out, and
why they who have no record but. as
politicians should be placed in control
of the stupendous interests of this
country. The term "Imperialism," as
used by Mr. Bryan in application to the
present administration, has reference
to the uses to which the military power
of the government has been put dur
ing President McKinley's adiniulstra
tion. What are those uses?
In IbatS war was declared against
Spain by unanimous vote of the con
gress of the United States; and remem
ber by "congress" is meant both Demo
cratic and Republican representatives
In the house and in the senate. The
Republican administration did not, of
course, and could not declare war; but
under the constitution, which vests the
power to declare war in congress only,
the duty of making war, when so de
clared, is imposed on the president
and his cabinet, and he must obey the
mandate of congress. All the world
knows the success with which the Re
publican admin istrat ion carried through
the war which drove Spain from the
American continent.
Mr. Bryan came forward then as a
patriot and asked for and was appoint
ed colonel of a regiment, ready to take
his full share of the responsibility in
this tirst step toward what he now mis
names ' imperialism." We say first
step. Let us look at the second and
chief step and his part therein, for it
is the basis on which his cry of "Im
perialism" must rest, if it has any basis
at all.
When the Spanish war was brought
to its brilliant conclusion it was the
same almost unanimous congress. Dem
ocrats .and Republicans, who instructed
for the terms of peace with Spain and
which ratified all the peace condi
tions. including the taking over of the
Philippine islands: and again, under
the consitution, the president of the
United States had no recourse but to
carry out the terms of this peace |
treaty Congress has never recalled
that instruction to the president, and
he has no alternative but to proceed
with his duty, until congress declares
for some other line of action.
Where did Mr. Bryan stand at the
time this treaty of peace was being
considered by congress? He made a
special trip to Washington and did all
in his power to have the treaty ratified.
If it was right then it must be right
now; and it is rfsht now, and no man
knows this better than Mr. Bryan. I>et
Mr. Bryan answer why he is so greatly
moved by the alleged wrongs of the
colored race in the Philippines. 7,000
miles away, yet dare not raise his
voice iu defense of millions of colored
American citizens here at home in the
southern states, who are refused their
rights of citizenship? Thus it appears
that it is the congress of the United
States, Democrats and Republicans,
and notably Mr. Bryan as far as It was
in his pnwi'r. who are responsible for
this thing he now chIIS "Imperialism,"
and not President McKinley, and not
his cabinet, except as they did their
duly under the constitution, which
they had sworn to perforin. In brief,
the "paramount issue' is spurious and
is no reason at all
It means false politics, even as an
other Democratic "issue," "free silver."
means false money; and Mr. Bryan
knows that both are spurious.
I>*t it be remembered that the cor
rect term is "free coinage of silver."
There can be no such thing as "free
Mr. Bry.nij forced the "free silver"
Stepped Into Live Coals.
"When a child I burned my foot
frightfully." writes W. H. Eads, of
.1 i i 'sville. Va . "which caused horrible
leg sores for "o years, but Bneklen's
Arnica Salve wli >lly <• ired me after
everything else failed." Infallible for
Burns, Sc ilds ('nts. Sores. Bruises and
Piles. Sold b\ I'atile ;<V( o. ic.
3<> to 1 plank of 189ti on the Kansas
City convention.
In all his campaigning speeches he
remains silent on this question, except
occasionally, where he is forced to
speak out. One of his most recent ut
terances on the subject was in Septem
ber last. He then said on this ques
tion: "I stand today where I stood in
isyti." We all know where that is—
for 40 cent dollars
One brief illustration of one of the
many possible wrongs of free coinage:
l'he deposits in this country last year
In the savings banks alone amounted
to over two and a quarter billions.
This vast sum went into these banks
on the basis of! 00 cents on tne dollar.
The value of the amount of silver in a
silver dollar is about 40 cents.
If Mr. Bryan's free coinage at lfi to
1 goes into effect every 100 cent dollar
will be reduced in value to about 40
cents, and every holder of merchandise
of all kinds purchased by him on the
100 cents basis would be compelled to
more than double his selling price to
protect himself, while the wage earner,
who has no merchandise, but only his
labor to sell and his savings in the
name, nas no escape out to accept tne
40 cent dollar for his pay.
This is but one of the iniquitous
workings of free coinage, a new form
of robbery which Mr. Bryan proposes
to legalize.
The important point to remember is
that all existing trusts are the creation
of state governments, not in any case
of the federal government. Democra
cy's time honored claim is. and always
has been, state sovereignty—the right
of each state to enact such laws as it
wills, as within its own borders, with
out any interference from the federal
government, and it is an open ques
tion whether the federal government
can forbid any state the right to give
lagal existence to corporate bodies
known as trusts. There was one com
bination which the federal government
was able to reach, because it came un.
der the head of "Interstate Commerce,"
namely, that of the railway companies.
1 That combination has been destroyed
under federal legislation, given effect
to by the decisions of the United States
supreme court, that same high court
of justice in the land which Mr. Bryan
declares must be discontinued.
Trusts as now met with have come
into existence during the last six or
eight years, and in every case by state
creation. Did the Democratic govern
ment of Mr. Cleveland do anything to
control them? The most active agita
tion against trusts has been during the
last two years. During these two years
the Republican government has been
occupied with many great national and
international questions. Nevertheless,
during the last session or congress the
Republicans endeavored to pass a con
stitutional amendment to make possi
ble federal legislation for the regula
tion of trusts, and that effort was de
feated by the Democrats. This is a
truth beyond contradiction, and con
victs the Democracy of the grossest in
consistency, if not of a worse offense.
As the matter stands today both par
ties have promised legislation on this
subject. The pledge of the Republican
party is backed by the attempt made in
the last congress, as already stated.
The pledge of the Democracy is brand
ed by their action in defeating the ef
fort so made. This "issue," then, as
against the Republican administration,
is another makeshift, outcry conceived
in untruth and signifying only the dire
necessities of a party without con
science and hungry for the spoils of
These three are the chief "issues" on
which Democracy is demanding the
control of the government. Indeed,
they are the only reasons (?) they pre
sent why an administration which has
brought the largest measure of pros
perity to the country ever known in
its history should be turned out in fa
vor of men without any record in gov
ernment, "reasons" which are false
pretenses on their face.
Every thinking man knows that Mr.
Bryan's talk about a desire on the part
of President McKinley to become a
"dictator" and "emperor" is the stupid
est nonsense. Politicians said this ot
the martyred president, Abraham Lin
coln, when, after the war, he had
400,000 men at his command, for there
always have been and always will be
politicians who will villify the most
Today, with a population ot 78,000,-
000, there is in existence a United
States army of about 80,000 men, chief
ly volunteers on a limited term of ser
vice—men of a stock not made for mil
itary despotisms. Such talk is an in
sult to the intelligence of the Ameri
can people and dishonors the men who
utter it.
In the course of a recent interview
in favor of the re-election of President
McKinley, former President Harrison,
among other things, said:
"His (Bryan's) election would, I
think, throw governmental business
affairs into confusion. We should not
aid the election of a president who
would, admittedly, if he could, destroy
the gold standard and other things
that we value even more upon the de-
ceptive suggestion that he has been
bound —that the Republican party will
after defeat still have strength enough
to save the temple. It will be much
better not to allow the men with de
structive tendencies so much as to lean
against the pillars.
"The economic policies of the Repub
lican party have been vindicated by the
remarkable and general prosperity that
has developed during Mr. McKinley's
administration —succeeding a period of
great depression. A change of admin
istration would almost certainly renew
conditions from which we have so hap
pily escaped.
"The full dinner pail is not a sordid
emblem. It has a spiritual significance
for the spiritually minded. It means
more comfort for the man and family,
more schooling and less work for the
children, and a margin and saving for
sickness and old age."
Senator Tillman says the Pennsylva
nia coal miners are "a lot of ignorant,
poor foreigners," and adds that he
would rather be a "southern nigger"
than one of them. The senator has
given the Pennsylvania miners a rather
vivid insight of the Democratic opinion
of them.
"ThisT" said the city man who had tak
en up farming, "this is my herbarium."
our what?" asked the farmer bom
to the business.
"My herbarium—collection ol herbs,
you know."
"Oh! Ami ain't you goin to build nc
hogarium tooV"—lndianapolis Press.
Anaconda holds the Cleveland track
record for the season, with a mile in
Foote has worked his Chamber of
Commerce candidate. The Private, a
half in l:03' j.
It is reported that Henry Titer in
tends to try Arion, 2:07 :t i, and Peter
the <!reat. J:o7'.i, to pole next year.
Abbie X. '»y Hexameter, dam
Abby, 2:2(5, by Oeorge Wilkes, has
been shipped to a prominent horseman
in Austria.
Coney. 2:07 1 ,4. has not had the hop
ples on this year. He has been in
2:i)Bt•>, the last quarter in :il seconds,
in his work.
Frank Coyner of Delaware, has
a filly by I.agouda Chimes, out of Lady
Ruth, which is entered in $."»2,U00
; worth of stakes.
j Four trainloads of horses, consisting
of l.'iOO head, were shipped from Bon
ham. Tex., to New Orleans for South
! Africa a few days ago.
For the five months ending May 31
the I'nited States exported 1<>,477
horses to England against 14,002 for
the same period last year.
Bonnie Direct, the green colt in
Heating's string at Cleveland, sired by
Direct, out of Bon Bon, by Simmons,
stepped a mile the other day in 2:11.
Bay Star, 2:2.". 1 _~ by the pacer Ken
tucky Star, 2:08 V:, Penn Valley farm's
M.and M. candidate, is said to be
showing Jack Kinney free for all
The following nine horses obtained
new records at Point Breeze: Pacers,
; Montauk. 2:lU'j: Paul Ilevere, 2:17^41
' Jay Wilkes, 2:l'.»Vi; Allezeitt, 2:21; Jim
my's Girl. 2:21 :l i. Trotters, Winni
fred >l. 2:18|4; Santon, 2:1K 1 ,I: Patrice,
, 2:2C>; I.addls, 2:27.
i Crito, a 4-year-old. by Falmont.
[ 2:l4'i, has been a half this year in
l:0!» ! i. This youngster was one of
, the sensational 2-year-old trotters of
the spring of IS'.)B and gave Scott Mc
j Coy quite a scare when he raced away
from The Merchant, 2:20, at Omaha.
Crepe de chine is a popular material
for wedding gowns.
Trim your dimity gowns with hem
-1 med frillings of white point d'esprit
accordion plaited.
Some very swell bathing suits are
I made of black satin, with a colored
linen collar and vest.
Mohair is the favorite material for
bathing suits in black, blue and gray,
trimmed with a band of white mohair
striped with braid.
A pretty skirt for cycling is made
with a rather deep yoke pointing down
in front and at the back, the lower
part being box plaited onto this.
Jeweled neckband brooches, pins for
the hair, which confine the short locks
at the back; neck chains and jeweled
or enameled belts are all very popular.
Serpentine insertions cut out of all
over lace and finished on the edge with
either black or white silk cord are used
to trim crepe de chine and veiling
Two piece linen suits in white or
colors are all the rage, but their espe
cial chic quality is in the fact that they
are tailor made, with exclusive smart
ness in the finish.
Very pretty fancy belts are made of
narrow bands of colored suede leather
Joined at intervals with gold slides
over a satin lining. Velvet ribbon is
also used in this way.
One variety of sporting hat made of
coarse but tight white straw has a
slightly drooping brim, and a scarf of
cream canvas with large moons of
some light color in silk scattered over
it is twisted around the cone shaped
crown.—New York Sun.
Grapes are nearly always benefited
by thinning.
Fruit for jelly is better if picked be
fore it is dead ripe.
Uncrowded trees are more produc
tive than crowded ones.
Rotation of crops is as necessary in
gardening as on the farm.
Care must be taken not to cut the
asparagus plants too late.
A good tree or plant takes up no
more room than a poor one.
With apples a moderate thinning will
cause the rest to hold on better.
With fruit maturity is one stage and
ripeness or mellowness another.
Deep stirring of the soil gives mois
ture, and moisture makes thrifty
Oil straw, bagasse and swale hay are
good materials to use for mulching in
the orchard.
If the grapes are to be thinned, the
work should be done as soon as the
growth is advanced enough to show
the fruit.
Raspberry and blackberry plants set
out this spring should be allowed to
grow through the season without
In transplanting small plants secure
all the roots possible and keep the
plants out of the ground as short a
time as possible.—St. Louis Republic.
From Richmond to Atlanta, along
the line of the principal railways, it
■eems as if it were impossible to get
out of sight of new cotton mills either
in operation or in course of construc
Five hundred Mormons from Utah
recently settled in Chiliraliua. Mexico,
ami these will be followed by another
party of 500 in a < w weeks. A nota
ble fait in the hi-tory of these Mor
mon colonies in Mexico is that, though
established some no years ago. there
never has been the slightest trouble
between them and the Mexicans.
Kome eiirior.s relics of former supersti
tious are preserve*! uuder the courthouse
in Edinburgh. The little wax figures,
stuck all over with pins are the pieces de
conviction in the eharjtes of witchcraft
which were so frequent in the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries. It was sup
posed that if a wax image of an enemy
were made, prodded with pins, and then
melted in the lire, the original would suf
fer similar tortures and dissolution. The
belief is at least as old as the days of
Indeed, the superstition has survived
to our own time. The late W. (j. Wills,
the dramatist, when staying at a Kentish
seaside place, was annoyed by a dramatic
critic. Half in jest he modeled his critic
in wax and melted him up. A day or two
later he heard of the death of his assail
ant. Mr. Wills, who was the kindliest
and most careless of Bohemians, could
never rid himself of the suspicion that he
was an unwilling homicide. —Louden
What's Your Face Worth?
Sometimes a fortune, but never, if
yon have a sallow complexion, a jann
dioed look, moth patches ami blotohes
on the skin, all signs of Liver Trouble.
But Dr. King's New Life Pills give
Clear Skin. Rosy Cheeks, Rich Complex
ion. Only 25 cents at Panics At Cos
Drag store.
When Not In Service They Were
Chained, iinil Only Their MiiNtt-ra
Could Feed or Touch Them—The
Struin Pro bit lily Kiliuct .\«>»v.
It was recently reported that an offi- j
cial of another state was entertained on
a visit to a convict camp by a man hunt
with bloodhounds, the man being given j
au hour's start and plenty of time to (
climb a tree. Such exhibitions are not;
rare on the South Carolina state farms
where bloodhounds are kept. The same i
kind of animals are kept by the sheriffs
of many counties in this state, and they
always do well on such show occasions,
but have never been known to run down
a criminal.
"I very much doubt," said an old slave
owner, "whether there is a genuine blood
hound in the south or one with the 'nose'
of the old runaway slave catcher in the
country. Any breed of dogs that run by
scent can be trained from puppies to run
man and man alone. Ordinary deer or
foxhounds take to this quite naturally,
and if crossed with a half or quarter fox
terner they become vicious and persist
ent in the chase. But these are not
bloodhounds, nor should those now own
ed by the state or counties in South Car
olina be so classed.
"The bloodhound in his perfection of
'nose' and his ferocity was the product
of the institution of slavery. The finest
strains came from Cuba, large, powerful
beasts, tawny or black, with white points
and so tierce that when not in service
they were chained, and only their master
could feed them or touch them. If they
escaped, they chased the first person they
saw, and their desire was to eat his llesh.
"Many of the dogs were imported to
the south by the men who made their
living catching runaway slaves. They
were crossed on the deerhound, and the
product was a good man hunter, fierce
enough, but not so dangerous as the Cu
ban. Several packs of such dogs were
owned in this state, and their presence in
a county kept many a slave at home who
would have otherwise sought the shelter
of the forest, where, unless followed by
such hounds, he could live for years, pay
ing weekly or monthly visits to the negro
"The alleged bloodhounds of this day
cannot run a man if the trail is over
three hours old, if it goes in water or is
crossed by other trails. The slave catch
ers' hounds, bred for their cold nose for
more than a century, could 'carry a trail'
30 hours old. The common definition
that used to be given for the name of this
species of dog was that if a drop of blood
fell on the track he would never leave it.
They were like wolves, in that they hunt
ed for meat and were eager to devour a
man run to a tree or cornered. There
are many authentic stories showing their
remarkable qualities of scent and sagac
ity. It was practically impossible to
battle au old dog, and when his nose was
once put by his master in the footprints
of a man the particular scent of that per
son was the only one he would entertain
iu his nostrils, and that track he would
pick out of 100. Ordinary hounds of
chase are puzzled when the quarry takes
to a running stream and goes up or down.
The man hunter, acute and wise as a
man, would systematically hunt the
banks up and down for miles until the
trail was recovered.
"There is a case of particular note on
record in this state where the services of
a professional slave catcher were called
into catch a murderer. The crime had
been committed more than 24 hours when
the boss of the pack arrived with his
dogs upon the scene of the murder. One
naked footprint was found retreating
from the spot, and into this the muzzle
of the prize trailer of the pack was press
ed. and she was given the word togo, the
other dogs being held in reserve.
"Miles through swamps, across ponds of
water and into the woods the dog trailed,
finally coining out on a cultivated planta
tion, her nose close to the ground and oc
casionally giving utterance to the fierce
but musical long drawn 'bail' that car
ried terror always to the hearts of the
runaway. Into the street of the negro
village went the dog, carrying the trail
where it had been crossed by dozens of
men, women and children, and then into
a house. Here she made a circle of the
room, came out of the same door, trailed
to another house, scratched at the barred
door and when it was opened caught the
murderer under the bed. He belonged to
another plantation and had come there
for shelter and protection and had used
every device to throw off pursuit.
"It was, of course, important and nec
essary that the owner of such a pack of
dogs should be responsible and vigilant.
He had to be a fine horseman and ride
horses that could go almost anywhere,
for he must be up to the leading dog
when the slave was brought to bay. If
the fugitive was too hard pressed to
climb a tree, or, as they sometimes did,
attempted to shoot the dogs, he would be
torn to pieces if the master was not
promptly on hand. Laws governing the
abuse of slaves were strict and enforced.
The most noted ease of their violation
is one of the best known criminal cases
In our law books, although it occurred
years ago. A captured slave had incurred
the enmity of the hunters, and he was
killed and his flesh fed to the dogs. The
two whites implicated were tried, con
victed and hanged at Walterboro, the
militia of Charleston being marched GO
miles to prevent their rescue by friends
on the day of execution.
"With the passing of slavery the neces
sity for cold nosed man chasers no longer
exists and the breed, at least in this part
of the country, is no longer preserved."—
Atlanta Constitution.
T. A. Slocuni, M. ('., tin* Great Cliem
i.-l and Scientist, Will Send Free, to
tlie Alilieted, Three Bottles of
his Newlv Discovered Reme
dies to Cure Consumption
and All J.iing Troubles.
Nothing could be latrer, more philan
thropic or carry moie joy to the afflict
ed, than the oiler of T. A. Slocuni, M. |
C'., of New York City.
Confident that he lias discovered a
reliable cure for consumption anil all
bronchial, throat and lung diseases,
general decline and weakness, loss of
llesh and all conditions wasting, and to '
make its great merits known, he will
send, free, three bottles to any reader of
the AMKKICAX who may be suffering.
Already this "new scientific course of
medicine" has permanently cured thou
sands of apparently hopeless cases.
The Doctor considers it his religious
duty—a duty which lie owes to human
ity—to donate his infallible cure.
He has proved the dreaded consunip- j
tion to be a curable disease beyond any
doubt, and lias on file in liis American I
and Kuropean laboratories testimonials |
of experience from those oenefitted and ,
cured, in all parts of the world.
Don't delay until it is too late. Con- '
sumption, uninterrnped, means speedy
and certain death. Address T, A
Slocuni) M. C., !»8 l'ine street, New
York, and when writing the Doctor, give
express and postoflice address, and
please mention reading this article in
the AMKRH AN - March 1 y
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j The London Daily Lxpress has got
' up tin expedition to Patagonia to find
! whether the niylodoii, or giant sloth,
| still exists in the mountains there.
The fact that scientists believe these
I ginnts of prehistoric times still exist in
J flesh and blood was brought to light in
! a lecture by Professor Ray Lancaster
i in London, who said:
j "It is quite possible, but 1 don't want
to say more than that. I believe the
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giant ground slotli still exists in SOUK
of the mountainous regions of l'atago
Professor Lancaster concluded his in
teresting lecture by showing a colored
representation of a mylodon as the best
authorities consider him to have ap
peared or as perhaps he does today ap
pear in the lower portion of the Andes.
These sloths attained an enormous
length. The skeleton of one oft!. •*
same family found recently in Wyo
ming measured i::r> feet.
They had powerful hind legs and a
tail of enormous strength, much resem
bling that of a kangaroo, but of giant
proportions. They could stand upright,
and it is believed that they subsisted
mostly on the tender tops of trees.
Descendants of the sloth are still
found in Central and South America,
but they are comparatively small.
The modem sloths seldom if ever
stand upright. Tlu y cling to the low
er side of branches, and when one en
ters a troe he does not leave it until it
has been denuded of all its foliage. It
is called a slotli because of its slow
The Kxpress expedition is fitted out
so that if at all p ssible one of the gi
ants will be taken alive.
Ilesketli Prichard. who is at present
acting as The F.xpress commissioner of
the Haiti expedition, is to have charge
of this search for a monster.
J. B. Scrivenor, P.. A., who won the
Burdett-Coutts scholarship at Oxford
in IS!H>, will accompany I'ricliard as
They firmly believe they will find a
mylodon, but even if they should not
the unexplored region to be traversed
will add much to the zoological and ge
ological knowledge of southern l'atago
Evolution of Art.
In a paper on"The Evolution of
Goethe's Art." read before the Royal
Society of Literature, Mr. Oscar
Browning traced 'he development of
Goethe's literary facility, beginning
with the French influences which sur
rounded it at Frankfurt and the return
to German influences at Leipsie, pass
ing to the friendship with Herder,
which awakened a love of early nat
ural poetry and the appreciation of
English literature, especially Shakes
peare and Goldsmith. Court life at
Weimar furnished a stimulus toward
the drama, and the Italian journey em
phasized the classical tendencies of his
mind. Returning to Weimar he be
came possessor of himself and the un
disputed master of European litera
ture. Mr. Browning dwelt on the gen
eralizing tendencies of Goethe's later
art. Civilization creates the necessity
for new subjects in art and means of
dealing with them adequately must be
SmoUulesa Coal.
Experiments have for some time
been made in England with smokeless
ccal. This peculiar fuel may le burn
ed either in an ordinary grate or in a
basin In the midJla of a rcoui without
developing nay perceptible odor or
smoke at any time. The-tire looks like
the finest coka lire, and tkc tiaine is
white and blue. It throws out a con
siderable heat. The residue of the
coal amounts to about 3 per cent. For
Industrial purposes this new fuel is
| formed into briquettes of different
l sizes for different purposes. In Lon
don smokeless briquettes can already
be bought at about S3 per ton. The
smokeless coal is said to be composed
of 95 per cent of coal and 5 per
eent of a mixture of wood, tar and un
slacked lime. These three Ingredients
are mixed together and pressed into
molds in such a way that they do not
fall apart when being btirctd.
Longeit Electric Spnrks.
The celebrated Spottiswoode coil,
built under the auspices of the Royal
society, gave a spark of 42 inches. The
Queen coils are to give a spark of 45
Inches, expending an energy of three
to four horsepower aud having a po
tential of 500.000 volts.
In a bulletin of the United State.; de
! partment of agriculture Dr. Howard
' gives a simple remedy for cockroaches,
which will be interesting to housekeep
ers in many parts of the world, lhe
remedy is of Australian origin and
consists of a mixture of flour and plas
! tor of paris, which is greedily eaten by
these insect pests and rapidly ".seta" ill
llieir stomachs.
Keep Them Q«il<'t.
The Farmers and Planters' Guide
pays: While fattening young geese
they should he kept as quiet as possi
Me. X>> excitement whatever should
disturb them. \Vlicn feeding, approach
them quietly and do not irritate them
iu the least, or they will not fatten,
I but will "throw out" or grow another
I crop of feathers.
Quinine for Golds.
Many people who use quinine for the
| cure of colds say that the effect of this
! drug is more disagreeable than the (lis
ease. Krause s Cold Cure is prepared
in a convenient capsule form, and will
<<ure the most deeplx seated oojd in 2-1
hours without any interruption to busi
ness. They are pleasant to take and
' give you a clear, fresh sensation while
operating. Price 25c. Sold by Rossuian
& Son's Pharmacy.
Pniti T o Be iio io :*0 l>el in lliiinn'ter
nm! Over I ci t Ili^li.
I would like to draw attention to a
I'.inch •■ I immense tiers in the mountains
15 to 110 miles from my place, near La-
Inure!!. (in the O. K. <& N. 1 Used to
make every year a trip to the mountains,
lasting generally eight to ten days, and it
was on one of my last trips about four
years tigo that I discovered on the north
?; t side of tile divide, between the wa
ters cif the Bull Run and the Hood river,
tlii bunch of giant trees. The like I nev
er saw before or since.
1 '.dure I saw these giants I had meas
ured from time to time some trees at
home A liich girdled 20 to JSO feet around
about three feet above the base, but these
trees could not be compared at all with
tie big trees I found in the mountains.
They would appear as mere sticks
against those giants. I honestly believe
that those giants will girdle 00 to SO feet
around near the base and that they are
">SO to -PMi feet high. They stand on a
kind of ilat or bottom, and this flat is
well protected from discovery, as far as I
could perceive, by steep and high bluffs
not only from the Hood river side up,
but from the luaia water divide down.
These big trees are, in my mind, some
where near the north line of the National
park, but it is doubtful if they are in it.
There are two speelts of the giant
trees. One species lias u yellowish and
not very rough bark. In straight and
round as a candle, has no limbs to an im
mense height and has a nice, wonderful
crown. The father of thii very aristo
cratic species in our mountains is surely
the emperor of our forest. People must
not think that this tree is the so called
"noble fir," because I know not only the
"noble fir" but many other mountain
trees very well. Nor must they think that
this species is one of the common trees in
the mountains. I cannot say how many
such giants there are. There may be hun
dreds, there may be thousands. On our
way home one of my companions was
drowned in the Bull Hun and therefore I
never went to tne mountains again, but
have always had a desire togo and inves
tigate further about those big trees.
Cedar is the second species of the big
trees. They rival iu size and grandeur
the first species. But the most wonderful
thing about them seems to be that they
are, in spite of their immense diameter
and age, seemingly sound and hard
through and through.—Portland Orego
She is a widow aged 43 years, and
she has a daughter aged 12. When
her husband died, all there was left of
the estate were a small cottage and
three acres of land lying on the out
skirts of a country town. The problem
of supporting herself and her little
daughter confronted her when the pro
hate court got things settled up. She
could sew fairly well, was a good
nurse, could not take boarders very
well because her house was too small,
might get a place as housekeeper per
haps, but none of these things suited
her. She decided to see what she could
do with poultry. So she started with
25 pure blood; -1 Plymouth Rock fowls.
This number she increased to 125 lay
ing liens. Two acres of the lot have
been fenced in and proper houses built
for the birds. She operates an incuba
tor with fair success and is able to
market from 200 to 300 broilers each
spring. By keeping only pure bred
fowls she is able to sell quite a lot of
eggs for sittings to her neighbors each
year at an average of 50 cents a dozen.
She keeps a Jersey cow, which she
hires pastured four months in the year.
From the cow and the hens she re
ceives an income of S4OO a year, finds
the business does not take anywhere
near all of her time anil thoroughly en
joys her work. The other acre is de
voted to a small garden and small
fruit, which brings her in quite a little
spending money. She is doing lots bet
ter than that other widow you know
who is putting in all her time trying to
catch another man.
We know of several prairie towns
now 40 or ."0 years old which are to
day literally buried in a forest of
shade, the thrifty elms and maples
now touching tops across the streets.
No sunshine falls on the lawns or on
the roofs of the homes. This is too
much of a good thing. One of the best
things the Creator gives toman is sun
shine, and it should be allowed to find
its way into bedroom, parlor and kitch
en. Trees for the birds to nest in and
sing from, trees to g've some shady
corni ron the lawn where the ham
mock may be hung, trees in public
park and by country roadside are all
right, but never so many as to shut out
all the blessed sunshine from the home
and cause the moss to grow green on
the shingles. Doctors well understand
that they may depend upon patronage
from these tree aud shade buried
A farmer friend wants us to tell why
it is that manufacturing interests so
largely center in the cast and why it
is to secure any sort of man
ufacturing plants for our smaller west
ern towns. There are several reasons
which conspire to bring about this con
dition. one, and not the least, that the
money necessary to carry on such en
terprises is more easily obtainable in
the cast than in the west and always
at a lower rate of interest; another
that transportation facilities are bet
ter in the east than in the west; anoth
er that in the matter of always being
able to secure skilled mechanical help
for repairs to machinery and men skill
ed in operating machinery the east al
ways has the advantage of the west.
In time the west will manufacture far
more tilings than It now does. The re
duction of freight rates enables the
manufacturer to consider less the ques
tion of being near his supply of raw
material and, more, that of being lo
cated near what may be termed manu
facturing centers. Creameries, cheese
factories, tow mills, canneries, agricul
tural implement factories, those which
use wood as raw material, such as
wagon, buggy, butter tub, pump, sash
and door factories, locate naturally in
the west, while the workers in steel
and iron, art work of all kinds, leather,
textile fabrics, rubber and the rarer
metals almost invariably locate in the
east. It would seem as if it would be
greatly to the advantage of the work
ers iu these factories could they live
in less crowded places, and it would be
greatly to the advantage of the west
ern farmer and producer could he have
this valuable class of consumers close
to his doors.
The scales used In weighing diamonds
are so delicately poised that the weight
of a single eyelash will turu the balance.
Lend a man a quarter today and he s
apt to strike you for a dollar tomorrow.—
Chicago News.
A Hypnotic Kniliire.
Smythe—lt won't work.
Brown—What won't work?
Smythe-Hypnotism. Tried it on the
butcher. Looked at him fixedly until I
had his undivided attention, then I said
very slowly and with emphasis, "That —
I'ill—is- paid."
Brown And what did the butcher do?
Smythe—He said, "You're a liar!"
For Female Complaints
and diseases arising from an impure
state of the blood Lichty's Celery Nerve
Compound is an invaluable specific.
S. .LI bv Rossuian <V Son s Pharmacy.
'■ 1 1
l)r. Wood* Describe* Two Kind* and
Prescribe* Treatment.
Simple Diarrhea. —A simple inflam
matiou of tlie digestive organs causing
a whitish, yellowish or even greenish
diarrhea may result from a variety of
causes. Climatic changes, a long, tire
some journey, too much food or drink,
exposure, too much "loosening" food,
such as meat, oat feed, bran, etc.; over
dosing with pepper and condition pow
ders, foul water, becoming overheated
and exhausted from being chased,
want of shade in hot weather, damp
ness, unrleanliness, crowding and ver
min may one or all cause diarrhea. The
only treatment necessary in most cases
is to remove the cause. Correct the
diet and provide pure water. In mild
cases the comb does not change color.
The feathers may be ruffled and the
fowl a little dumpish. A little powder
ed charcoal in the mash food is an ef
fective remedy. It is a good plan to
keep cracked charcoal constantly be
fore the fowls in a box like the grit
box. For obstinate cases of diarrhea
give the fowl a tublespoonful of olive
oil to cleanse intestines. Feed sparing
ly and avoid grains with coarse hulls,
like oats and barley. Decrease the
amount of meat food, use less oats and
bran in the mash and use more mid
dlings or some low grade flour in the
Diarrhea From Poisons.—Paint skins,
coarse salt, salt meat, white lead, lye,
unslaked lime and fertilizers are the
more frequent poisons which cause
diarrhea in poultry. Sometimes arsenic,
paris green and spray mixtures also
cause trouble. Such cases of poisoning
should be prevented by keeping all
such substances out of the reach of
fowls. The cases of poisoning are sel
dom discovered in time to save the
bird. The most common symptoms of
poisoning with any of the above named
poisons are sleepiness, diarrhea, con
vulsions or twitching of body, dump
lshness and sore mouth.
Treatment.—Give whites of eggs free
ly and an abundance of flaxseed tea.—
Dr. Woods in Poultry Monthly.
BnlT Cochin Cocli.
This fine Buff Cochin cock was bred
and is owned by E. G. Roberts, Fort
Atkinson, Wis. The bird was winner
of first at the Illinois state fair and at
the St. Louis fair. During the past
several years Mr. Roberts has been in
fusing full feathered imported Cochin
blood into his stock, and this bird
shows the success he has attained.
What the lien Aeconipllnhea.
The food value of the eggs consumed
in a great city is nearly as great as
that of the beef eaten in the same city.
This is a startling statement, but it is
supported by the evidence of statistics
taken by the Paris city tax authorities.
Unless the Parisians are for some rea
son unusually large consumers of eggs
the proportion will presumably hold
good elsewhere. These facts are from
a paper read to the Paris Academy of
Sciences by M. Ballaud, who has en
deavored by new and exhaustive anal
yses to correct the data given by previ
ous workers in this line The egg as a
whole is 75 per cent water and there
fore furnishes 25 per cent of nutri
ment. Two eggs without shells weigh
on an average 100 grams (1,543 grains),
so that 20 eggs represent quite exactly
the food value of one kilogram (2.2
pounds) of meat. A fowl in a few days
thus furnishes her own weight of food
substance. She is a valuable manufac
tory of edible products, and the breed
ing of the best laying varieties of fowls
cannot be too highly commended. In
1898 there were declared at the Paris
octroi (city tax offices) 538,299,120 eggs,
representing (allowing 50 grams to the
egg) kilograms (about 27,000
tons) of food substance, equivalent to
the quantity of beef (without the
bones) furnished by 108,200 oxen of 400
kilograms (880 pounds) esch, or two
thirds of the number of oxen entered
at Paris in 1898.—Baltimore Sun.
The l.nrurest I'kk Record.
In answer to a correspondent who
wants to know "what breed of fowls
has the largest egg record" The Feath
er says:
This is a rather difficult question to
answer correctly. The records for the
present year are going upward so fast
we hesitate to name the breed claim
ing tiie record. Most any breed will
claim it. There are Brahmas with 235
eggs to their credit. White Wyandottes
with 250 or more and Plymouth Rocks,
Barred and White, with even higher
figures. I.eghoras and Mlnorcas come
In for their share of the glory, and so
the story runs. We might name a
breed or rather a variety to you, but
you would not perhaps come to the rec
ords. It would be best for you to se
lect a variety and see how much of a
record you could make. What I might
do with Bralimas you could not per
haps equal with Leghorns. Establish
your own record from the popular vari
lli* Ambition lit l.ife,
"That boy seems to have no ambi
tion in life."
"There's where you do him nn in
justice. lie wants to be the husband
of an actress, and no one has worked
more industriously than he to acquire
the necessary liking for fur lined coats,
champagne and diamonds."—Chicago
A Favorite With the I.ndies.
"The census man was so kind. He
didn't ask me how old 1 was."
"lie didn't?"
"No, he just asked me what year 1
was born in."—Chicago Record.
At tlie Summer Heiiort.
Mattie— Yes, a mail has come here,
but lie is only a hired man.
Minnie—Of course. No man would
be likely to come here if he wasn't
hired.—Boston Transcript.
Heller's Testimony.
Albert Heller, living at. 1114 Farnham
St., Omaha, says:"l have tried most
every thing that is used as a prevent
ive or cure for headache, but nothing
did me so much good as Kranse's Head
ache Capsules. Others who have uped
them say the same thing." Price 25c.
Sold bv Rossiuati & Son's Pharmacy.
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Hats and loques. The designs are
exceptionally tasteful, and the variety
endless. Each model is refined and
Our prices are much below what yon
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Our designs rank with Frescoes in
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We keep no ball-way papers, they
all come up to a certain standard, at
prices astonishingly low, notwithstand
ing the advance in price of all rav
materials. Prices range from 3. cents
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We will pav the above reward for any ruse of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache,
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