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ZOA-PHORA, SrS OF WOMEN AMD CHILDI.'EH," .'•£? d-.fl^ry, tvrtt $eatett for loo- Becnrci to QIR 1.9 » painless, perfee* development »n<l thai prevent! life-loaf weakness. Sustains and seethes OverivorJcect Wttmen, Exhausted Mothers, unU prevents jirolupsus. Cures Palpitation, Sleeplessness, nervous breaking down (often preventing inmniify), providing a sale Change of Life, m"l "• kilo and old age. •jiiLr, snlirias - r roivi :iuy complaint peculiar to tho female ECX, ZOA-PHOJtA Is everj-tlilnR to you. Letters for advice, marked "Coiisultlnff Department," are jecn by onr physicians only, 20A-PHOHA CO., II. G. COLMAN, Seo'y, Kalamaaoo, Mich. W L DOUGLAS ah ° cs arc f"^'*!'. C;>B 7 <i*tinsr, and [jive belt «3t "."tlcTTi'nt tho prkvs aJvrrtUcd tiian any other :r.a'.:e. Try o:ic pair and be cow vi'iBctl Tho sta:iipir." of W. I-. D«U';!:K' naino and price on the bottom, wlucti . ga-un-.intces their va!-.:e,'y:ivt"i thousands of dollars nmuially to those who wear them, . |sr\.i^i ,ii:iuci+ 11 it 11 >»v:..*->'t''^-" > ^"*'"*"* > " • 'j ~ ~ . . , , . Ocalors vhopiish the sale of \\'. L. Doii'-;!as Sho^s gain customers, which helps .„ •ase tlic sales on thoif full line of (;oot!<. Th-y cnn nftor<l to ei-U at a l«*f profit, \'t hnllovo yen ran suvo 11101117 hy h.iyln~ all your fnotwcnr of tho clnnlfr ndve<> iMluWi Catalo^uo £foo u>uu npi'Ucatioi*. \Vi «a,l J. B. WINTERS. £W5% ^^^^^L " _.«•< »«'k' iJ*tii^ - «• ^s» ' TRADf UAUtt ~' •^^ GIVES RELIEF IMMEDIATELY.— |t J S 3 Cure for all Diseases of the Heart, Kidneys, Liver and Blood. It has no rival and is found in every home. For eale by W, H. PORTER PEASANT LIFE IN PICARDY. •^orerty Clio«rfullv iloruo—Content Wait* Upon Toil ucid Touiporunci!. The honest, kindly, toilsome yet oici'/y .life of tho l-'rcnch peasant, aa «eon in Picarrty, is ;in cxistcucu of pa- Utiout!}'-endured Imritships und priva- . Aions borne by a people tlmtarc among ftho happiest oi' the happy. Froro ^enerntion of out-of-door work- i«rs these people have derived n. grand 5physical inheritance that enables uthom to support lives of contented ftoilinp on a littlo bread and sonp each <;lay. The soil of the coast region of TPicardy is oxce*eiinijly poor, but, as ill "Scotland and along- the Atlantic sea- tooard, this very want of fertility iui the land has developed in fth« owners an industry aud a •jlcili in farm management that yields astonishing returns. A single gooseberry und two currant bushes .afforded thrifty Mine. Duval jelly and ji»ni enough to last her summer board- ttr« through the season. The good spread basketfiils of dead fish, d np from the sea hard by, over little, jrarden, and, thus fertilized, berry bushes bore u plenteous crop. )Jnt the economy of the French (peasant can not be called miserliness. ".There is nothing churlish or mean in fthcir c.iroful nvoidance of waste, their £itlli^ation of even unpromising* mate- trials of all sorts. One never ROCS them in line clothes, nor on the other hand 8* squalor or misery ever a part of tlieir Jfcot. Their poverty, so cheerfully and borne, has a pathos in it, yet amusinp side to their thrifty tfteronwidi-sinfT in the exceedingly small »aliic of the amounts which change Jhands. On a market day the farm women Sbr'mj; their produce, which looks so ,;.pdf,hi-tk'u.Uy small, and the flsherwom- i brinjf their viands from the sea. One iroiuan has trudged six or seven miles ftefore seven in the morning 1 to sell— ..'.'• %ehold the pathos of It—three snowy j|$ !? .'''-«f|nr» placed temptingly upon a large fe^v-jureeB leaf. »ix tiny balls of cottage feV; ;«eh««3C, laid upon a beautifully-clean j-f-.Sfcttt coarse white cloth and about three iirfgiuurts of green peas; the whole placed .''o*a show to the best advantage in a V'J.jJlJ'Atlow osier basket. Another brings |'.i» little pat of butter lying upon a cool- leaf, also a few radishes and a '^arttie spinach. A third offers a quart Spyiflf! jfooseberries and a pair of bright- ''i'l-«fjf*d and vory tamo chickens of a broil- *4re,,but the seller has a tender rt aiil suggest that they will bo ||;,l!<rrand teY? gentle by and by if their p$£ : »»» shall be spared to lay eggs and !te.;j«»lse other chickens. The fisher- have larger baskets and fuller, they represent less capital and brincr less return for ; though probably the con- Mi^^jftta of no single basket in the market '"' nld bring to its own«r more than an or eight franca and few of them thin four or are franc*. In their i IxMiketa br!ffht-hn«d mnlleU or a • tompting- turbot occupy tue post oi honor, but in most cases the contents are clams muscles, wmkies, eels and the everlasting- llounrtfir; the sellers all look trim nnd neat and knit with most zealous industry-while keeping a sharp eye out for any possibly purchaser. These arc the sound and able-bodied French peasants \vlio, when led by genius, make the best soldiers in Europe. Their intelligence ' is of the nerves and heart which has roado the people, though borno down by every conceivable adversity, the best artists and the best artisans in the world. They are temperate, though they enjoy liCe, and as they are blessed by nature -with a quick-responding nervous system, they need neither beer nor whisky to stimulate tnem to mirth.- A little fruitsirup, with a few lumps of sugar, In a plass of water, is still enough to satisfy the convivial desires of themajority. They laugh gayly at jokes whose points are generally lost on tho foreigner, they dance a good deal and compliment each other with an engaging mixture of candor aud transparent insincerity, and they are passionately fond of tho theater. To permit of this last extravagance they will economize in all. directions for weeks.—Worthington'a Magazine. The nuppv Mediom. Since the era- of "cliff-dwellers" in our cities the favorite iloors in our ?ky scraping apartment houses have been those nearest the rool'. affording, as they do, such far-extending views and having the added advantages, it was claimed, of purer air, as well as remoteness from the clamor of the streets. How oue of these pet theories, in defense of which we are ready to wage a wordy battle, is in danger of being utterly exploded. A scientific man claims to have discovered two strata In the atmosphere loaded with malignant passes and microbes, which when constantly inhaled by human beings, produce dire results. One—every child knows that —in near the ground, the other, at about ninety feet skyward; this being the average'height at which the great Industrial chimneys pour forth their polluting gasses and smoke—Domor- est's Magazine. Jloth Hundi Bniy. A negro In Texas was brought up for stealing a pair of chickens, but declared solemnly that he "didn't steal dero ar fowls," declaring op the other hand, that the complainant had beaten him brutally with a club. "But," said the judge, "you're twice as large and strong as ho Is; why didn't you defend yourself?" "Why, jedge, see hyar; I had & chicken in each hand, an' what's two raw chickens agin' a club."—Alex Sweet, in Texas Siftlngs. —Alphonso IB said to be German, meaning ready one. The name hag been more populit in Spain than in (tommy. -TENNIS-SEASON:' What Champion Wrenn and Othor Crack Men Are Golnsr to Do. There Will Ho International Contentn—If tho Kncllxtiuion Come Ovor Hnre, nil Expoctuil, Onr lloyn Will Ho 1'ropurml to Meet Thom. W. L DOUGLAS FOR GENTLEMEN and 83.50 Dress Shoe. 5O Police Shoo, 3 Soles. 5O, S2 for Works ngmerir 82 and ©1.75 for Boys. LADIES AND MISSES, S3, S2.50 ©2,31.75 CAUTION—If any dpnloi oflVri you W. )-. I><MiRl«« *.Ju>o(j at A r<M]m'<'(l I'l-J^Oi or sjiyn lie IIHM thom without tho nunio titautpud ^outuo bottom, put him : " ' L ^v dowu u»ivfi'»U(li ICOPVIIICIIIT. 1H!>M When Ilovcy and AVrciin met in tho final round of the. championship'tourna- mcnt at Newport, fully nine-tenths of those who hud heen both men play thought a victory for Hovcy was a foregone conclusion, and tlio chief interest was in the score rutlior thn.n tho result. .,'Wrenn won, to the surprise of the great'majority of those present, and us Campbell declined to defend tho championship lie became champion of America. Most bi' the lenders of last season will be "in the hunt" again this year, while :i host of promising yomig "cracks" will keep thorn hustling- to maintain tin; honors w<m 011 earlier Since then, tho same objection h» been repeatedly raised by Englishmen who fear tho climate hero. As American players who have played in Enfr- land complain of their heavy courts and have never been able to appear at their best when abroad, the question of international supremacy at the sport is still a disputed on 3. Shaw, who was unable to win the championship from Slocum. At that time Moors complained of tho extreme heat of our climate and it was thought that this fact handicapped him considerably. Of last year's leading ten players, all but two will probably bo in active competition this season. Fred II. Hovey, of Boston, who has floured so prominently in the championship events for many years, graduated from the Harvard law school last spring and has settled down to business and docs not expect to play much tennis this season. Ho tells me that he will defend tho national championship at doubles which he holds with Clarence Ilobart, but will not pla3' in tho big championship event at Newport. lie will also defend the Longwood challenge trophy that he has held for two voars. Ho fields of glory. To fill the cup of the, tennis enthusiast the announcement is made upon reliable authority that scv- ' may also play at West New toil in the era! of the most famous of the Kng-- ' invitation event but these will proba- lisli exports at the ga-inu will be present and play for the American championship (it Newport next August. I am informed by a well-known tennis player, who is in a posit ion to know, that there is a strong- probability of i ho will show his usual brilliancy when our seeing one or both of the famous i he docs play. Some of them whisper llenshaw brothers, whose names have ' that as the Newport date draws nearer, become known all over 'the world for ; lie may find the temptation to enter their skill at the frame, and G. \V. Hill- j too great, and if in good form he may bly be all of his public mutches. As he has just started in law, it is doubtful if he finds his time so taken up that ho cannot practice a great deal in off hours, so his friends expect that JAPANEBI yard will try this year for the tit.le Wrenn holds. All throe of the Englishmen named spent a large part of last winter at Cannes in the south of Prance, where they played tennis regularly almost every day. It was there that the scheme to visit this country next summer was planned. Several American players of note also visited Cannes last winter and met the celebrated English experts. Richard Stevens and Deane Miller both played try for the honors which have- I always seemed for him to be "so near ! and yet so far." If lie should play • again in the singles at Newport he will be one of the hardest men in the list to beat, and one of the greatest barriers between tho English visitors and tho American championship. Edward L. Hall, of Ne\v York, while he did not appear to great advantage last season, should still be counted as one of tho firstrdass players, and his is- some while thero, while E. L. Hall and Marion E. Wright visited the crmrts without taking part in the games at all. Stevens, who is one of the first ten players in America, played against both Ernest Kcnshaw and Hillyard while he was there, and the results of these games arc of particular interest on account of the possible visit of these men to onr courts. Stevens is an expert "base line" play er but cannot volley well'. He is also strongly prejudiced against any but grass courts and had to play on clay at Cannes. Ho was in poor form, too, for he had played littlo or none since fall, and did not have much practice there before meeting the Englishmen. Rcnshaw gave him odds of half thirty and was beaten. He tried again allowing Stevens only fifteen, but again tho American player was the victor. Hillyard played one set even with Stevens and won it by 0-4. This was all the tennis Stevens played against tho foreigners, but he saw them play many other times. He is, therefore, in ,an excellent position to judge of their play as compared with that of our American experts. In speaking to me on this subject last week, ho said: "I think that Hillyard and Ernest Renshaw are about as good as any men we have on this side, but no better. If they entered at Newport, either might win tho championship, yet I do not think that either of then) would stand a better chance for it than four or five of our best men. I do not think the Englishmen could endure our climate, and if we happened to have a hot week at Newport, a five sot match would be more than they could stand." The only previous visit of first-class English players to our tournaments •was in 1889 when E. G, Moors, at that time ranked as a little poorer than tho best English players, played at Newport for the American championship. He won three matches from middle class men, and then met Campbell in tho semi-final round. Campbell beat him after a rather close match of five •ett, and waf afterward beaten by probable absence from competition this year will leave another gap in the ranks of the old-time experts. Hall spent a large part of last winter in Morocco with Marion 11. Wright and visited Cannes for a short time just after Stevens had left there, but did not play any tennis. It is probable that Wright and Hall will spend tho spring- and early part of the summer in England and may play in some of the British tournaments. It is also possible that they may return to this country in time to play in Newport, and perhaps in some of the earlier tournaments. Clarence Ilobart, too lias gone into business and will not have as much times for tennis this year as he has given to it during the last few seasons. He tells mo, however, that he will spend his vacation in playing the game and hopes to get into good enough form to make a strong showing in the championship event. He will get most of his practice after business hours at the courts of the New Vork Tennis club, which arc next door to his home. William A. Lamed, the crack Columbia college player, has joined the New York Tennis club this spring and will practice a good deal with Ilobart. With Stevens, Campbell, V. G. Hall, C. E. Sands and other New York experts of less repute to practice against, Ilo- bart should not lack for practice and will doubtless be In excellent shape when the supreme test arrives in August, lie will also play some at the St. George Cricket club, in Hoboken, for practice Just before tournaments, on grass courts, as those of the New York Tennis club are of earth. Robert D. Wrenn, of Chicago, who won the championship last year, will undoubtedly be seen opuin this season. How much he will play, though, is still a matter of supposition. That he will defend his championship title at Nowport goes without saying, and somo tournament practice is of course necessary to get into good form for the challenge match, lie will probably play at West Newton in the invitation event, and may be seen in one or two of the other New England tournaments, including Narraganaett Pier and perhaps the Long-wood tour* naraeni J. PABMLY PABW. Curlotw r«otl About Their !•!(• and H»b- lti»— Their Dvvotlon and ClMUllneit. After all the discussions caused b; the advanced woman, it is interesting by way of contrast, to turn to the coun try where woman's lifelong and chie duty is obedience and submission. writer describes the Japanese woman as really charming, not as a responsi ble woman, but as a feminine curio As a wife she is of so little account tha from the most devoted husband she ex pects but a few favors. AH the women are born with a natural courtesy. Even the humblest have slender, delicatt hands, and arrange everything with surprising daintiness. A Japanese lady's visiting dress of ten costs two hundred dollars, not includ ing her hairpins, which are always c most important item. As the fashion never changes, both dress and pins art handed down from mother to daugh ter. In each city the women wear a color peculiar to themselves. In Tokic it IK blue, in Kyoto slate gray, and so on. Chamberlain says: "It is Jittli wonder that the woman of the uppc: class is adopting European dress which is by uo means so general as i: supposed. It shows that, to a certaii extent, she hr.s shaken off the yoke o inferiority under which she has In. bored. For to-day in Japan the great est duchess in the land is only her l"is band's drudge. He treats her more re spec:tfully when in European dress The same woman ha,s been observed to walk into the room after her Imsbam when dressed a la Japanaise, but be fore him when a la Europcenne." According to the "Seven Kcasons for Divorce," a Japanese \vomau cam divorced for talking too much, whicl disturbs the peace of her kinsmen, o: brings trouble on her household. Shi shall be divorced for disobedience to her father-in-law. She must look to her husband as her lord, and mus serve him with reverence, not despis ing- nor thinking lightly of him. She must not enter into irreverent fa miliarity with the pods— neither must sh(j spend too much time in praying If she performs her duties to her hus band she may enjoy tha Divine pro tection without prayers. She has no change in fashions to discuss, no shopping- to while away her time, no Easter bonnet to look forward to, as she never wears bonnets: her only ornaments are tortoiseshel hairpins, her best parasols are made of paper, her kimono must be of quiet, soft-colored crepe. Truly, she Ims H hard time, this little Japanese woman, It is customary for a woman to blacken her tooth when she becomes a bride, to keep away'other admirers and show her entire subm<ssion to her husband. The present pretty empress as a wife has. however, set the example of wearing white teeth. It is said that a Japanese crowd is the sweetest in,the world. They never •use soap; the figured Japanese silks and cottons will not stand it. Their substitute for ironing- is primitive. While the material is very wet they spread it smooth on boards and stand them against the houses to dry. The Japanese are devoled mothers and excellent nurses, but the poor little baby never knows the comfort of a mother's lap, for she uses her knees to sit upon, and holds her baby standing to her breast when nursing it. She always carries it on her back. Drunkenness is unknown among even the lowest women, but a pipe is her constant companion. She even takes it to bed with her, while her lit tie hibaehi (charcoal box), well filled with hot ashes, is close beside her for convenience sake. Her housekeeping gives her but little trouble, for in the lower classes rice, varied with tea, pickled vegetables, sauces, and fish, comprise the three meala All who spend any time in the country are completely fascinated by these sweet-tempered, gentle, and dainty women, always- easily pleased, and as light hearted as children. One of their greatest charms is that the. longer you know them the less you understand them; their natures are so complex, in spite of their apparent simplicity. — Pall Mall Gazette. Multum In Parvo. "Husband, dear, liowdo you like this evening dress? It was a great bargain." "I don't doubt it. It looks like one of those they arc advertising one-fourth off."—Judge. Judas spent three years in following Christ with his feet, but never took one step toward Him with his heart. Every sin has a dagger in its hand, with which sooner or later it will strike, no matter how harmless it may look. Ministers who are more concerned about salary than souls, never get the Bible wide open for anybody when they preach. ANIMAL EXTRACTS. PBIPABltD ACCORDING TO TBS FORMULAS OF DR- WILUAM A- HAMMOND, AND UNDER BIS SUPERVISION. TE8TINE. In exhamtive states of t&e nervous srstem, resulting from excessive mental work; emotional «x- ciiement or other causes capable of lessening the force and endurance of the several organs of the bodv; depression of spirits, melancholia, and certain types ot insanity, in cases of muscular weakness, or of general debility; neurasthenia, and all Irrtlable states of the brain, spin cord or nervous system generally; In nurvons-and congestive headache^n neuralgia and In nervous dyspewia; in weak states of the generative sjstem-ln all of the abore named conditions, Testlne will be found of the greatest lervloe, DOM, Fin Drops. 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