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IBilll of  In Ighlon6ble Reatau- IPNItlL. The question has been mooted over and over again whether the engrafting of French and German dishes upon the bill of fare of the better class of American restaurants is or is not an intlwovcmcnt. Many pretend that before tbc,r introduction our booking wan coarse, tmrbarie. This ia an open ques- tion+ but no bill of fare presents attractions to the dyspeptic, but they, like tbe bilious, malariotm and persons with weak kidney% elm be cured by ]tostetter&apos;s Stomach Bittc'rs. How They Shop. 'Cigar "' " ry, said Mrs. "l rcdway to her hue. lnd at the breakfast table, 'flare quite out ot money, ann 1 want to spend the day shop- ping. Let me have 60 eeuts." " tint do you want 60 cents for?" "Ten cents for car fare and 50 cents for luneheon."--Itarper's Bazar. Unc Sam Says: This Is  : Amer|ca, s Greatest :Medicine. it will Sharpen Yo!rAppetit, Purify and Vitalize Your Blood, Overcome That Tired Feeling. Get a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla and begin to take It TODAY, and realize the great good it is sure to do you. Hood's Sarsaparilla |S merlea's Greatest Medicine. A 11 druggists. CHEERING HIM. 1fits Hearers Were Duly Appreciative But tVere Not Completely Carried Away. He was unquestionably an orator. ]3ut be was not content with that gift. tlc de- Ifired to deliver speeches which would read welt in print. As a result, his periods were " - " ' prcssinnihebad lefts few jagged edge. on them. IIi speeches were as famed for their soporitic qualities as tey were for their immaculate syntax, but his wife was a confident admirer of his pew. ors aa a speaker. Without taking tile trouble .to. inform herself very thorough]y on the topics he di,cussed, site aecepteffh s observations with implicit faith and un- boundet applause. Sbe [,ad gone to hear tim addre@ the legislature. After it was over he remarked: "'That speech w '  " it would be." asn t the success we hoped It wa a very nice speech, Indeed, she answered, encourag ng y. "l enjoyed it  " very" much I have passed a h]g]dy in- structive afternoon. And, besides, needed [eSt." "There wasn't much enthusiasm." ,"| was very enthusiastic." ' 1 was referring to my fellow-members." "You couldn't tell whether they liked it or n</,." . At all events they ++'ere not carried off heir feet."  o ' * Oh, y u mustn t be the lcasl bit wor- ried about that. They couldn't I,e. They took special preeautidns I noticed tha't before you get half throngh nearly all of them hd their ft on the,r desks."--,Vash. igton Star. SOME NEW WAR TERMS. John Talked Poker in Ills Sleep 8dad Had to Make an Ex- planation. t "John, what makes you stay downtown so ae alghts.' inquired an angry wife of hot husband. hey re talks war downtown and urge that I tell my experiences in the last war as sort of pointers." # " , i But m your alcep you say I mm. What dot's that mean?" "Why, you know, if they'd ask me if I'd ire to war again of course I'd say that, wouldn't I, darling?" ,, "Yes, dear, nod, then sometimes you aa: Its up to you. 'lhat a when I m gong dmvn tbe line tHking questions of my company." "But what do you mean when you say: 'It's open?' " '+lh) I say it loud?" "Ye% a li'ttle bit exclamatory " "'Well, that's when the engagement opens up,;" And if you keep talking about the 'reds' Illd 'whites' what'a thatV" "Oh, bless you, that's" the colors of the f[a." ' Well, don t go to war, will you, John?" "Unless my country de,nands it, then--" Tbe explanation appeared to be atisfac- + iory.--Denver Times. . 'Mr. Fmzington ts quite a hngmst, tan t ae?'" "I never knew it." "Oh, yea, he talka three languazes " "Wbat are they?" - - " ,"Hrse-- baseball and golf."--Chieago Evening News. M0t men think they would have bee 'eil off if they lntdn' bcen so liberal. Washington (laJ Democrat. +__ TI DUTY OF MOTIIERS. Dahtez Should be Oarefily (_2ded In Early Womanhood. What suffering frequently results frlrut mother's ignorance; or more early from a mother's nag'loot to young women are so taught. There is a little truth and a great deal of exaggeration in this. If a young woman suffers severely she needs treatment and her mother should see that she gets it. Many mothers heslta to take their daughters to  physician for cxamina- tion; bu no mother need hesitate to write freely about her daughter or herself to Mrs. Pinkham and ecure t&e mt efficient advice without charge. Mrs. PLuklmm's address ta Lynn, Mass. The following letter from Miss MAim F. JOHNSOn, Centralia, l'a., showswhat neglect will do. and tells how Mrs. Pinkham helped her : "My health became so poor that I hRd to leave school. I was tired all the time, and bad dreadful pains in my side and back. I was also troubled with irregularity of mens. I was very weak, d lot so much flesh that my friends became alarmed. 1My mother, who is a firm believer in your you for advice. I followed the advice you gave, and used Lydia E. I'inkham's Vegetable Compound and Liver Pills as you directed and am note as well as I ever was. I have gained flesh and have  color. I am completely euredof hregularity," RAILWAY MANAGEMENT Address of Hen. M. E. Ingalls to the Commissioners, Convention. uestions Pertaining to the Conduct Of nnllwaya 'Vhleh Are oI Interest 1o tle General Public. The railway eommlsioner of the country met In eoevcntion at Vash- tngton D. C_ on Tuesday, May 10, for the purpose of considering- questJo0s of great interest bottl to the raihvhys and he people of the United States. The convention was addressed by Hen. M. E. Ingalls, a high authority in raihvay matters, ripen the et,blishment of proper traffics, conduct of shippers and the betterment of existing conditions tn raihvay affairs, also the advance- ment of measures looking to the great- er comfort and convenience of the pub- Ifc. Mr. Ingalls' address is here given as being a semi-offlclal expression of the views held by railway managers genera/ly, and as being also of gen- era/ interest to the public at large: "Mtr. Chalrma and Gentlemen: I am very much ol/.ged, for this opportunity of addressing YOU. 'I understand l have in my audience tile members of the interstate commerce commission +tad the gent'.emen composing tl,e various i'aHway commis- sions of the different states. t Is a body that Is supposed to stand as an arbiter be- tween the railroads and the people, as a as It stands to-day  that the punishment for prlval contracts and rebates Is en- tirely outf proportion to the offense. The Imprisonment clause was put In as an amendment to the Interstate commerce law. and I believe the commission and everyone who has watched its workings wlll agree with me that It has been a fall- u: more than a failure, that it has caused perhaps more demoralization than any- thing circ. The public has not believed In it: it has bee impossible to secure convic- tion: it has prevented the railway of- fleial who desired to be honest from eom- plalnlng of his competitor whom he thought was dishonest. In fact. it has been what every law is that Is not supported by pub- lic sentlmenta faihne. ,Vhat, In fact, is the manner 0f conducting business to-day? The railway official who desires to be hon- est and law-abiding sees traffic leave his line and finds the freight that ha was car- rying hauled to the warehouse of his rival. the earnings of hla line decreasing and complaints from tile management of loss of earnings, and In the distance he sees loom- lngup the loss of his position. At thesatne time; the shipper who desires to obey the law sees some rival selling merchandise to his customers at prices he cannot meet, and he knows very weil that he is securing eeneesslons from some railway to enable him to do this. The railway agent and the shipper who wish to obey the law sit down together and look it over. What re:let ts there for them? They can complain of their rivals, possibly convict them under the interstate commerce law and .end them to the penitentiary, but such action " woud bring down upon them the con- demnation of the puMlc, and would ruin their business: for, as ! stated before, the publlc does not believe In this severe fea- ture of the law, and will not support any- one who enforces it. The result Is, these men In despair are driven to do Just what their opponents are doing--they beeoma lawbreakers themselves. I have drawn no fancy picture; It Is what Is occurring every day around you. Boards of trade, cam- SOUTHERN (}LEANINGS. lie was Candid. President A. Yl Stilwell and party of the Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Rail- way Co., after a two days' sojourn at Galveston. Tex., during which they were tlte participants of the city's hose pitality, left in a special train over the Gulf & Interstate for Port Arthttr. A delegation of about thirty Galves- ionians accompanied them. President Stilwell's visit was not the bonanza that Galvcstonians expected. In a speech made to business men in the 2often exchange he very frankly told them, while his company entertained the kindliest feelings for Galveston, and believed it hid a grand future, his company was detelMined to hend every effort to dcvclop Port Arthnr in to a sea- port of no mean pretension, and were confident of success. i!'artners lelght a Duel. :Nelson Cummings and Samuel Stew- art, well-known planters at Village Creek Fails. ten miles above Birming- ham, Ala.. fought aduel, ending a fcud existing between the men for years. They had been disputing about the boundaries of their property. A tence ere6gtl by one caused bad blood, and, just af'ter church, they met in the road and the quarrel was renewed. Both men were armed, and they got out their weapons. They backed off a lit- tle and began shooting. Stewart's il'st shot struck Commings in the ,'tbdomen, causing ]tim to fats to the ground. friend of both; a body that ought to and mercial bodies and conventions have re- does have great influence, and epeelally peatedly reported on It. and all have come in reference to legls;atio.n regarding rail- roads. If this audience should agree upon any leglslatLon in that respect that was needed, I presume there would be no dif- ficulty In Inducing yonder congress to enact It Into law. aud hollering as-l do that it is essential to the pnbiie in*erest to secure legislation, I am pleased to have this opportunity of presenting my views ond endeavoring to enlist 9- in the te- rms which I think are so:+i]:: We have reached a crlsl. in railw nagement where something rnust be (]O11 If we would avoid disaster, not alone to the railways. but to the material lntereats o out' country. "'Oor ++0 years a contest has beer, waged In legislatures. In corgtess and before the COUrtS, by tile people on one s!de who be- lleved that railways were public corpora- tions and subject to control by the power lhat created them: and, on the other hand, 1,5, nflioialn of the railways, who did not believe such cor trol was legal or prac- ticable State after state asserted its right. Thee rights were eonested from one e6urt to another, and dec ded from time to time always lu favor of the people, under ccr- taln restrictions It finally ct minated In IS87 In the enactme:tt of the interstate cam- merre law, and since then there has been hardly a day when me provision ha law was not nnder eonsideretion t,  comte or by congress, until now we . state It is as fy settled by the hlgi ! eat courts in t' that the legislaturo. of the states lii++:bontrol over ra was;s witl reference fo-elr local business, sub- Jcct to certain conditions, and that the col gross ef the United State ilas the power to regulate intcrstatbus'.,ess. The supreme court of the United St.l:e. which Is the hlghcst arbiter of these differ- encns, las JUSt decided that such control of te stares, nr reg'u]ation, must he reas able. and that rates cannot be reduced low a Polnt where the railroads can e their expenses and a fair return upon their COSt. ":Railway m&nagers hd accepted tle sic- nat',on an'] were endeavoring to obey the interstate commerce taw and adapt their management to it widen in March. ]897. a de- cision was rendered by lhe suprome court wtHch produced chaos and destroyed all agreement.% It was practicaEy that the Sherman anti-trust law. so-called, which it had not been supposed appl:ed to ra!l- ,ays, did apIly to them. and nnder the ons.truction of that iaw by' the court it was practically impossible to make any agreements or arrangements for the main- tenance of tariffs. Jn the case brought agalnst the Jolnt Traffic aasoclaHon in ew York. this view ias been combatted by tie railways and it may be modified by the courts. But since that de(lsou in March, 1897, there has been practically a .tate of arfarchy so far as the maintenance of tariffs Is concerned In a large part of this con n try, ,,.- "It Is rye]If Ierhap, that we shdold look the Mtuation fairly in the face. ad whileI do not (are to he an alalmist. I feel bound a describe platnly to you the condition to- y so that you m,ay understand ihe ne- cessity for acl on. Ncverln the hlstory of railway. have tariffs been so lithe re- .pncted as to-day. /'rivate arrangements and undoYstandings are more pientlful than regular rates. The larger sbippers, the Irresponsible shl)pers, are obtain ng sdvan (,a wh C)I mugt s0ol,er or laler prove the l"U;n cf lhc tnal;er and more eovservatlw, t:aders, and in the end will break up many 0f the commercial houses In tilt co,untry and ruin the railways. A madness seem to have seized np0n some ratlay managers, and a large portion of thWf:'ghts of the conntry is being carried at prtce:+ far be:ow cost. Othe, r than the m:+Intenance ef tariffs the condition of the raEwavs Is good: the'.r physical condition has bten Improved; their trains are well managed, and the PubIIn is we;] served. If a way can be found by which tariffs can b maintained and the practice of secret rebates and pr!vate contracts dtsccnttnued, the future will have great prolapse for rali- way Invetors. railway em/)yes and the public generally. And hre I wish to say that this is not a ouestlon which concerns railway investors alone-. I.f it was. you might say 'iet them /gl it out.' It con- cerns ot:b and above everyone else. the great publtc. One-fifth cf our people are lnierestcd directly in rai:ways, either as erployes or emlIoyes of manufacterles that sre ongagcd In furrlshIl:gsgl)lles to the railways. Can any body politic prosper If one-fifth Qf Its number ts engoged In a business that is losing money? The rail- ways serve the public In so many ways that the!r prosperity Is closely Interwoven with the'prosperity and the comfort of the erd!nary people. One thousand millions of dollars were paid ant last year by the rail- ways from their earnings to employee of manufactories in thls country: 511.0.00 of passengers were carried: ]3,<)00 millions were carried one mile: 765,000,000 of tons of freight were moved; 95,000 mlllions f tons were moved one mile. Do you think that any interest performing such immense service as this can be In d!ff]cu]ty and the balance of the country net feeltl? Fort millions of do:lars were Paid out for pub- lic taxes. Over three thousand millions of dollars that have been Invested In railways have earned no dividend for years. This Is not water.' as some popuils.t orator w!il say, but good honest money. These se- nuritles are he:d all through the land. and their failure to pay any return has brouglt disgrace upon ns abroad and suffering and want In many a family and commllnlty at home. A s/Ight improvement in the rate, which would be scarcely felt. would make this investment good. One mill per ton per mile. or one-tenth of a cent. additional, last year would have made $95,69 increase tn net rewmue, and this wend have paid three ler cent. upon this Invested capital. "These are the material sides of the ques- tlon. There la a much more dangerous v:ew, and thai Is the demorallzation of the men conductin g these Immense enterprises end tltc wan of respect for the law which Is being developed by the present situation. The trouble ts not due altogether to the provisions and the inter+-tate commerce law. lthasgrown npfromvarloussnrces, The panic of 1893 and the loss of business for the next few years intensified the coru- petition between the+ llnes: new venues were opened; the competition of the Gulf ports Increased enormously; a,m, tha of the Canadian /'aci/ie on the north. Alto- gether, these causes producedsuch 8harp competition, coupled w:th the decision re- ferrred to of the court, that no under- standlng or agreements can be made, and have combined tu prodnce the most com- plete breakdown that nas ever been seen In any business. There is tess falth to-day between railway managerg with referente to their agreements to malntain tariffs than was probably ever known on earth in any other business. Men managing large corporations who would trust their op- ponent with their pocketbook with untold thousands In t, will hardly trust his agree- ment for the ma:ntenance of tariffs while they are in the room together. Good faith seems to have departed from the ra!lway world, so far as traffic agreements are con- cerned. "One of the chief difficult',ea with the law Cummings fired after falling, but none to the same conclusion: and yet, for some of hia shos took effect. Cummings Inexplicable reasoE, congress has failed to died. act. "There are two changes that should be Deputy Sheriff Killed. made In thls present legls]atfon which A tragedy that ins excited the enNre wo,.14 aid tn creating a better condition of section occurred in Sequatchie valley, /(flairs than exists to-day. Ftrst. the tenth about 30 miles from Chattanooga, Tenn. section, or Imprisonment clause, should be Deputy Sheriff William Ranlston went stricken out, and a new law should be en- acted imposing a fine of, say, $5,000 upon out to arrest Charles Russell, a rnoun- the offending corporation; make each and taineer, 20 years of age, and coming every contract or bill of lading a separate upon him in a secluded place in the offense. Leave out the shipper altogether; you want hls testimony. If he cheats by underbtlltng or false invoices, he should be punished, but hlS attempt to secure a lower rate than his rival shou:d not be Indictable, as you then prevent getting testimony whlch you need. With th:s amendment put Into law every railway official will be In- terested in prosecuting bis rival for any iolatlon of the law. "Is It wise, Is it broad slatesmanshp, to leave a business as ;argo as that of the railways--one In which one-fifth, at least, of our population Is engaged, one which affects the comfort and happiness of nine- tenths cf the people--is It wise to leave It outslde of the law? It Issatdthat lhemost penaive oecupat on to the communltyis tat gf;., the burglar, he has to spend so me and destroy so much to get so ;s It Worth while to force tke great y interests of the country Into the s,e position ? "All of us wo have any Interest in our country, who desire its prosperity, are fm- terested In the solution of this great ques- tion. It is not a time for the demagogue to howl about corporations. It is not a time to ta!k about the wrongdoings of railway managera. There are alwhys some. in any business, who wtI1 not do right, and there always will be, but the great mass of rain We)" managers to-day, I assure y+cu, are as hortly seeking a solution of this ques- tion ssare you or any member of ihe ]eg- ts:,ative body. I believe 1 volcetbebeIlefof a very large majority of them that the two provisions I have mentloned are necessary and will lead t,o the setCemert of th!s ques- tion. If this body wll/ Jotn and heartilyln- dorse this course and work for It. Its ac- complishment can be attained. We have unwlttlngly in this country applied to rail- way laws that It was never Intended should be applied to transportation companies of this nature re ilav gone back and taken decisions that were wise a" hundred Yearn ago, when civilization was In Its Infancy and when the masses needed certain pro- tectton, and have endeavored to apply these same principles to the great transportation interests of modern times. The courts, un- fortunately, have followed in that line. Every buslness mall, every statesman, knows that It is a mistake, that w have here an immense Interest such as tle world ha. never seen, and the principles whlcl should govern It must be worked out In harmony with the age and the needs of this country, There shotKd be no friction be- tween the Interstate commerce commizsion and the railways; there should be none be- tween tile state commissions and the rail- ways. There has been too much eta feel- Ins with these bodies that the railways were against them. In the contest with rallways, in tile courts, the commissioner have drtfted away somewhat from the groJnd they ought to stand on; that i, tiley shou:d be the friends of the rallways instead of thelr enemies, and should ald In securing the proper Ieglslat!on, and the railways, In turn; should give their support to make sucil leglsiatlon effective. I be- lieve It can be done In no better way than by the true method I have pointed out. First. the change of the crlmlnal section second, authority to contract and divide business. Eltiaer one of them wou:d be of great advantage, but we otght to have both There also should be such leglsla- tian as wi:l give mare force to the recom- mendations and orders of the Interstato commerce commisaloners. Instead of try- lng" to break down the commission the rail- way officials should try to build It up. should make the c(>mmission its aid and use It as a bulwark of strength in congress and in the statea to beat back the ttde of pop- ulism that ia rslng con/inuaKy against them. "'Uuless some change such as I have Indi- cated is made. the small shippers of the country will be extinguished sad a few men of large capital will control the ontlre mer- cbandise business. They have such facile tties through c0mmlssons, agencies, own- ership of private ears. for evading the law, that no modern shipper can for a moment compete wffh them. Is tt wise for any aountry to aid in such a dcstructlcm? Is It not suicidal to all our material ln,terest? The railways themselves In their Insane competlt!on wt:I at last get ao low that the: will be seized by large cap!talists and corn: ' bIned Into one monstrous company. Al- ready, since the Interstate commerce law tltere have been more consolidations of. rival arid competlug !tries than In the 25 years previous. This is net for the Interest of the public. You must remember that this immense Industry cannot be run by iron rules. There must be some oppor tunity for the developrent of traffic. '] hero m-ust be some freedom glven the managers In 'the prpper way to Increase the bualnes of their lines. You hear objections ta agr6ementa to divide the business of the oountrY.''Tho answer to them Is that no pool can be made large enough to cor.trol the buslness of the country as against th different markets. The grain and t'ho meats and the large artlcles ofcommerge have a hand.red ways of reaching the mar- kets. and lhe compelitton of these will pre- vent any large advance. It Is also ad- mitted that ths commissioners ought to control all rates made under a pool. "'You also will hoar from dlfferent sides conclusions drawn from what has been done by the rallwaysln England. Yet these comparisons are Idle; we have so .,-such greater mlleag2e and such an enormous country that what possibly might :ork there would be destructive here. We must work out the transportation interest on our own lines and adapt it to our own coun- try. "1 beg of you, gentlest-n, to take thesa things to heart. If the thoughts thatIhave suggested are wise ar, d commend them- selves to your judgment, then put them la such form aa '.s proper and iiresent them to 6engross with your recommendations, and I have not much doubt bnt that they will be made ihto law. Some people will 0ppo-o them through elfish Interest cr for polit- ical reasoLs: tllere will be some rallway managers who fear the loss of their pres- :t power and who can see great tro.ub;e the future, who will o.pose them; but why, tn reference to such an enormous interest as this, wait for everxone to agree? Take the greal mas ot thinking men, what , you yoursolves apprc-ve, and put It into the shape of a law and let us try it. If It ac- c%mp1!shes what we wish. It will be f0r- tunate day for ths country. If It accom- rdIshe but a llt.t;e of what we hope, we siali indeed hay6 mde a success, tf we are mlslaken and It does, no good, we at lealt hail. have the satisfaetio of baying made an honest effort In the right dI:eo- woods, was shot by Russell or some companion, and mortally wounded, dying. Counterfeit money has been floating around loose in the valley for months, and Russell, it is said, was de- tected manufacturing it. The families of both men are very numerous, and the killing has aroused bad blood, and will probably result in more troubl  or bloodshed. ' e@. Lee and the l[asons. It is understood from offlcia]s high in masonic circles that there has been a plan on foot to make Gem Fitzhngn Lee a member of the grand lodge with- out undergoing the usual prelimina- ries,but the distinguished sohHer, when approached in t'cffard to the subject, said, While he appreciated the honor, he would prefer being properly init, i. ated. Grand Master l)uke uuthorized one of the ifighest officers of the lodge to say to C, en. Lee that he would make him a mason "'at sight," a prerogative which hc has the right to exercise, but which has never tlecn (lone in the ctsc of anyone cxcept the prince of Wales. Fred Grtnt'a Regitant. Tlge Fou.teenth New York regimen of vohmteers stopped over at ]:oanok e, Va., on 'their way to. Chickamauga. Thousauds of patriot, ic Roanokers had spent tle night awMtin the arrival of Col. Fred Grant', regiment, and gave him an enthusiastic welcome. Many old eoufedcrate veterans were in the crowd, and m.dethe reception all the-more touching by their shouts. Many cries ot "'God bless you, Fred," were heard on nlt sides. A Bad IYreek. A collision of freight trams occurred on the Louisville & Nshville btween Gallatin. Tenn., and Franklin. Ky. 'wo6ngines and 18 cars were demol. ished, the wreckage pilin,g tip 30 feet. A train disp:teher's ereor caused the wreck, it is said. , Georgia l'opullsts' Candidates. The populists of Georgi nominated J. 1L lh>gtn, of IAueoln connty, for governor, and Felix N. Cobb. of Car- roll county, for attorney-general, to fill wteuncies caused bv the deelinatiou of thoe named at the regular conven- tion. To Return ('on federate Fhtga. Representative Bromwell, of Ohio, has lntt odnccd a ,)tnt ' " " + " j " resolutit)n in congress authorizing the return of cap. tared confederate ltags on approved ap- plieaVlons of governors of states whose SAMPLE OF "DROP-IN" TRADE. trgQps carried the fl:t,ds. A IlacinNheelman Killed. ,While practicing for the intercolleffo xace at Atlanta, Ga.,J II McGoh.ick of 1e Aubm'n (Ala,) bmycle team. strt'tck The Dealer in Corn Salve Spells ths Real Estate Man's Proud Boast. Real estate dealers often console them- selves during these dull days by rcmifiis- cencca of the periods of iractivity which have gone before. A we)l-known Washing- ton street dealer while in a reminiscent mood told the following: T ..... he period of mactnuty through which we are now passing reminds me somewhat of the days of 1873 when a dealer who made a sale was looked upon as a marvel. I had my office at that time on the second floor of th/s building. On the main floor were the offices of Reece, Pierce & Co. I was in the habit of stopping in each morn ng an( greeting Col. Pierce, and usually the greet ing became a morning visit. One da I was contpiaining somewhat bitterh" of th dullness of the market, and the col'one1 re ] ntarked: 'I tell you that you miss it by not getting down on the ground floor. Now we get a great deal of drop-in trade, so to speak i that never gets to you because of the stairs "Just as he was closing tiffs remark the door opened and in stepved a man with a valise. 'There, what did) tell you,' said the co'onel, 'Here's a man who p];obablywants to buy a lot and who never would climb up to you." I was du/y impressed with the truth of the statement "then, and we both became silent as tbe newcomer avaneed. As he came up to ua he bowed and smiled and lheri blandly inquired: 'Can't I sell either of you sense corn salve to-dav?' "The colonel was alrmost overcome, but he managed to express a decided negative and the visitor retreated. Vhen he lad closed the door behind him I bnrst out laugbing andexc]aimed: 'Colonel, if that's the kiud of drop-in trade you get down here I want none of it. Now, float man would never trouble me because he could easily see that any man who could frequently climb the stairs of this building could not possibly have corns.' I went upstairs to my office, J_,eavin$, the colonel speechless."--Cificago nronlcle. j A sc-oo00r,00rrL00. I From the Mail, Mllford, Ind. [ Miss Emma Rybolt, a prepossessing school t girl of Milford, Ind., ia of more than usual / intelligence, and is ambitious to rise in the | literary world. / "In the fall of 1896," said Mrs RebelS, "Emma was taken ill. She was a clos'e stu- dent and her work began to tell on her. She grew weak, pale and nervous, and com- plained of pains in her back, chest and limbs. Fast Tlnae to Colora4o. A few weeks passed and she grew worse. ft+ney through Sleeping Car line between Th doctor said she was a victim of her- . OUlS and Colorado Springs will be estab- vous prostration, and should have been lished over the Walmsh-Rock Island Short taken from school weeks earlier. She gradu- Line, May 15th, 1898. The tittle will be the ally grew worse, her nerves were so tense fastest made wit]t through service between that the least noise irritated her and she had ttese two points by many } ours. A through a fever and a continual twitching in her S!eeper will leave St. Louis on Wabash train muscles. The symptoms were much like No. 3, at 9.20 a. m., arriving at Colorado St. Vitua' dance. Springs th next morning at 11.00, witil a di- I I  "A y e a r rcet conneetion fat' Denver, arriving at 11.30 I I l passed, and, a.m. This is the fastest regular throuah , I I  " u n d e r a service ever established between St. Lot'is ] [| | [ change of and Colorado. Returning, the S!eeper will I/| t'. phvsician s, leave Colorado prings at 2..t5 p. m., and ar- t / Ja , Enema b e- rive at St, Louis the next evening at 6.15. came some- Patrons of this line will avoid the only un- '.,k "hat better pleasant foature heretofore attendant or Col- |lllf'i"- /] but soon Was ot'aL travel, inasmuch as the tri throw b 111 II  as b a d a s fissouri's fertile fields will now  19, dg. '-'fi I) ever. 0 n e light, and theunattr.tive portion of Kansas .],," day I read of will be traversed during the n ght with the ,./  a case simi- mountaiu scenery to greet the touristsin the v.."'-  lar to .hers morumg. 'f/ which was The fast !itnoftMs line will naturally Her Battle. cured byl)r, eommeno tne xfanash Route to intending Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People and I Colorado tourists deeided to try them. "Emma had no faith in proprietary medi- cines, but tried the pills, and after tak- ing a dozen dosea, shebcgan to improve. It was about the, first of April when she began and by the middle of May, after taldng about eight boes, she was entirely cured. "While ill, she lost twenty-eigh't pounds, but now weighs more than e'er before. Iter nervesare strong and she is in perfect health. We are all confident that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People cured her, and I cheerfully recommend them in all similar cases. MRS. E. A. RYBOLT." Subseribed and sworn to before me, this third day of September. 1897 CALEB BAKER, Notary Public. :[Dr. V'g+llima'Pink III+ Pale People %VIII cure all aiseases arising from a Poor and .eatery condition of the blood, will build up : rim-down system and are a specific for paralysis, locomotor ataxia aad other dis- eases long regarded as incurable. Their Permanent Abode.--"Where are those political rogues we hear so much about, papa? .... They are ahvays in tbe opposing party, my sen'Y--Detroit Free Press. Catarrh Cunnot Be Cured with Local Applications, as they cannot reach the scat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or car stitutional disease, and in order to cure it you mast take internal t'emediea. }lall's Catarri Cure ia taken internally, and acts directly on the" blood and mucous sur- t ' " aces. llall s Catarrh Cure m not a qnack medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians in title country for years, and is a regular prescription. It is com. p6sed of the best tonics known, combined with the best blood purifiers, oeting direct ]y on t m mucous surfaces. The perfect combinatiot of the two ingredients is what produces such wonderfttl rcsulta in curing Catarrh. Send fox' testimonials, free. . ,J. CHhNEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O ,-.Oi<l uv all druggsts price 75c. t]all a "Family P lls are the best. How They Succeed. Tom--Some men gain prosperity by one niguntp, others by hops. " Dmk Hops? ca, for example, the brewer. --Up to a post of the collisemn track and was Date. St, The. oftener, a, girl .... has been enaed tbe more lnterestm is tim announcement of her instantly killed, his head being split Shoe Into Your Shoes marriage.--Atchison Globe. aport. Alleu's Feet-Ease, a powder for the feet .... It cures painful, swollen, nervous, smarting To Cure n Cold In One Day Alabuma Planter Killed+ feet and instantly takes the sting out of Take Laxative Bromo QulnineTab]ets. All IIerbcrt Jones, a prominent young corns and bunions. It's the greatest comfort druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c Mentor of New Market, Ale., was discovery of the age. Allen'sFoot.Eaaemakes killed in a runaway accident. The cure for sweating, callousand hot. tired, ach. wheels of his wagoa passed over his ingfeet. Trvttto-dau. 8uldbyslldrlurzists "head and crushed his skull, and shoosterea, 25e. Trial package FREE. Address Allen S. OImsted, Le Roy, N. Y. Dr. IIoaa ReoElected Editor. II a d () ll t grove 1 -the-nb i t o --p F  e' Roy. Dr, E. E. lfoss, of Nashville, She--Do you believe microbes are got Tenn,, was re-elected editor of the from kissing? Nashville Christian Advocate at the lte--I really have no way of knowing; you 0 Baltimore conference of the M. E. know, I'm married.YonkersStatesman. church, south. ' ( MIsslsslppl-ankera. " TH J.ARI.I'. The Mississippi state Ban kers' asso- NeW Y,)ltu;, Mar 21, 189. ;fatten met at Greenville. President CA'ffPLE--NatlveStoers ....... l t 5J ,q, 5 00 G. D. Able, of Watej. Valley, presided. COT'l'ON--Mddling ........... 6+i, tl i ["lOUlt--Wlntor Whoa ....... 5 a" m 7 00" B. W. Griflith, of Vieksbm,g, was sec- CUlCN--No.' ............... 41  t rotary. WtiEAT--No.2 Itsd ........... : ..:.  I r2.. OA'I'8--No. ' .................  ......  y', Supplying lhe 8o]dler Boys. POttK--NawAlsss .............. il 76 t 12 2o St. Louts is shipping enormous COTTON--Mlddnag .................  5,++ amounts of supplies for the army to tl+lgVl8-Steers .............. az.: @ + IV" Chickamauffa. Orders for other mill- t owe and Ileifurs... Z .>0  t CALVES--(pcr 10o) ............ b 00  6 b tary points have also been filled, llOGS--l,'ah. o elect .......... 4 l  t . 511Etg['--t,'ah' to Choice .......  g. l I 3b Young Lee and Grant'a Grandson. t"LOUlt--Pabenb ........ 6 ,o 0FfSYRUP 0 Maj.-Gen. l,ee was g'ivcn authority to appoint Fitzhugh Lec. Jr., and Al- gernon Sartoris. tie grandson of Gea. Grant, as raembers of his staff. A Good ]resolve. Jewish lodge at Louisville, Ky., resolves to pay its members who join the army, assist their families, and keep them in goad standino., Drowned 1Vlllle F1shlng. Albert Rehlopf, a well-know n travel- Ing salesman, and son of E. Rchlop, It manufacturer of Paducah, Ky., wa drowned while fishing. Lively Shooting in a Church. Dancce in a ncg,.o ehtxl'(]l at Nash- ville. Tenn.. got into a shooti ng scrape, and whcu the hall wa cleared six men were bad/y woundcd. Can Sell Cigars alld ]IUd Drinks, The aldermen of Raleigh, . C., have adopted an ordinaace allowing hotels aml drug stores to sell cigars and mild drinks on Sunday. leeret Service Agent Drops Dead, Capt. Michael G. Bauer, United States secret service affcn for Kentucky, dropped dead in Irons ot the eu.tom. house at Louisville. o ....... 6 25 CIcar att,l Straight.. b v.  6 00 WIIEAT-No.  ltod WinS,or... 1 22  I g3 CORN--No.  llixad ................  tt& OA'I'--N o. 2 ........................  . /t YE.--No. 2 ..................... 62 ' 3 t'(JUACCO--Lugs ............... $ w ,, S b'J Loaf lhrloy ....... ; 5X  I'.  OX tlAY--Clcar Tim athy 51 1 .......... 12 25 LIUTTElt--Cholue Dairy ....... l  I GG --'leresh ..................... q 9, t't)RK--t.andard (now) ........... 1 12 1: DACON--Ciear Jtih ................ (@ 7 i t,AltD--PrJmo bream ..............  0 CttICAGO. CA'll'LE--Natlve Steera ....... 3 90  5 00 tlOGS--Fair to Choice.'. ....... 4 00  4 55 SIIEEP--Falr toCholoe ....... n .5O  4 3 FLOUH--Winter Patents ...... 0 6J  6 u) priug l'at0nt ..... 0 i'5 @ 7 WI1EAT--No, 2 priug ............ 0 , No  Rod (new) ........   4J CORN--No. 2 ................... 35  6 OAIS--No ......................... 361 t'OttK--Mess Inew) ............ 12 00 , 12 ld KANSA CITY. CA'IWLE--Natlve Stosra ...... 3 7.  4 95 HOG--All rades ............. a 1   4b WlIEAT.--No. 2 llard .......... I l? ,$ 1 19 OATS--No. 2 White ............ l,,  :4 NEW elf fAANS, lcLOUR---Hlgh G rw.le .......... 6 00 q 6 0 CORN--No. 2 .................... 14 4.) OATS--Western ....................  3.% flAY--Choice ................... 14 .5,  i$ 75 POlK--Standard Mess. ...... 13 00  13 ?,) tlACON--ldos .................. 7,I 7)I 30TTON--Miuullug ................ q+0 b LOUISVILLI ,VHEATNo.2 HOd ............ I 27  1 29 +'OLiN--No. 2 Mixed ........... ;8 cL 3t 4 OA'I?--No. 2 Mixoa ............ 83*+, 1 :4'/t PoIH--Ncw Mess .............. ,2 2.% a ,2 ,*CU.--Clear IUh ............. .. ;: ............ Disease can be driven in or driven out. Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla drives disease out of the blood. Many medicines suppress disease cover it but don't cure it. Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla cures all diseases originating in impure blood by purifying the blood itself. Foul blood makes a foul body. Make the blood pure nd the body will be sound. Through the bloo4- Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla cures eczema, tester, boils, erupt]'ons, humors, rheumatism, and all scrofulous diseases. . "Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla was recommended to me hy my physician as a blood purifier. When I began taking it I had risings or boils all over my body, but one bottle cured me. I consider Dr. Ayer's 8aaparilla the best blood m0dioiao made."--Bo+rta CRAm', Weson, Miss. 00!ler's San@ms "TO 8AVE TIME IS TO LENCTHEN LIFE " - DO YOU VALUE LIFE? " THEN USE l'artiou]ars will be glad] v furnished on ap- plieaUon. C. S. CRANH. G. P. & T. A., St. Louis. Intrusted to the Monarch. Jeweler (excitedly)--Nhat became of ose, diamond earrings while I was out.; ney re worth t00! tis Wife--The cook saw them, dear. It's her day out, you know, and said she'd leave if I didn't let'ier wear them this afternoon. --dewe]ers' Weekly. Dr Moffett's TEI"rutxA (Teething Pew. dera) cures Cholera Infantum, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cholera Morbus, Colic, Thrush, ttives, Eruptions end sores' upon the skin: B.emoves and Prevents the formation nf Worms in Children; Allays Irritation and maven Teething Easy and not a period of suffering and dread. ExI, ertl. Lamb--i suppose you enjoy a game of poker with an expert player? Wolf--I enjoy plaving-with a man who considers himself aa'expert.--Boston Tran. script. Don't YOU Sleel, f Does your Itead Ache? Sonmifi Caffein rares Instantly. All dru-gists. 25cents. Dr. Paxton Medical Co., 201 l"iver St.,Troy, N. Y. The Doetor'a Discovery. "What do you find tbc most common de. lusinn among your patients doctor*" "T " " ' " hat we physwana care nothing about having our bills'paid."--Detroit Free Press. Fits atopped free and permanently cured. No fits after tirst'day's use of Dr.'Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. Free $2 trial bottle & treatiae. Dr. Kline, 933 Arch st., Phila., Pa. A loafer doesn't seem to care for anybody except those who are busy.--Washington (Ia.) Democrat. People will rubber at a fire when nothing else can drag them out of bed.--Atchison Globe. For Vhooping Cough, Pisa's Cure is a successtul remcdy.--M, p. l)ieter, 67 Tiaroop Ave., Brooklyn, N. 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