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i fBE UKMflR DBS MO1NES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1891. 16 lifts back 11)6 window-curtain; .lo Closes the nto below. SHo sfiillos— iv coquette. I rtm certain; ,,Mte eyes Mlrr ft tender j.-!mv. will it W this way after rmvvflafiro? Will they pmy nt sweethearts through life! Listen yon who trno love dlAfmrato: They h-tte flirted for yours— that's his wife! -•Ncnv" England Ma. SCARLTFRTUNE, JttV If. &•' T. ! Jt \MM a pretty face. 1 It win a pretty smiling girlish face. The biff blue eyes laughed at him from underneath tho pink-flowered •ootton sun bonnet; a smilo danced ovov the dimpled cheeks, mid drew apart tho klssablo lips. A provoking face—ho came very nigh saying 1 to himself, a cheeky little face—and yet ho xvas in lovo with it already. He Was a handsome young fellow, tairand straight. Those shoulders of his would* 'in time, broaden, and .that chest would dxpaiid hugely, but, just then, ho was as thin as a rat, and as lithe us u panther. ; His dark eyes flashed with conscious pleasure, and he twisted and twirled, with a brown hand, a littlo moustache in which he soeined to take a youthful pride. His face, •dark us a berry with healthful exposure to sun, wind and rain, fairly '.beamod^at the girl, and ho shook the fwavy mane which fell over his shotil- •flci'H, us in playful chiding. ! She had folded her rounded arms •across her breast, and, in doing eo. the sleeves of her cotton gown had turned "up just a jtrifte, and showed the parts which ithe sun hud not. touched, pink find rosy. No corset trammeled that 'supple form; her limbs had as free play as was accorded to the creatures •of earth or heaven. He, who had boon nurtured among •the dreary luxuries and tho ghastly refinements of society uicillxution, Tisid never thought woman half as lovely as ho now adjudged the freeborn daughter of the mountains of .the West. "Then, you're not afraid to bo here all alone, like that,!"' he asked. \ She looked at him with a mocking, pux//lod enquiry. , '•Afeardf'shoaskud. "Afearrl o' what-i 1 " "If your father loaves you horo like that," tho young man continued, "all sor|s of things may happen. There arc some mighty" bad men about this neighborhood, I. can tell you, and they jnight carry you oil' and make no bones about it." 8he burst into a laugh like a ripple of silvery chimes. "Bad men!" she exclaimed, with 3icr arms akimbo swaying her body by slightly inclining it to tho right, :and turning up her witching blue eyes •at him. "Had men!" sho repeated; •"I .reckon thar's shucks on 'em, an' no small game neither. Thur's Yu- taw Bill. Ho blowod tho top of a ma'n's head oil' week afore last at the creek; an' his pardner, Blotchfacc IFrcnchy, he's been strung up twice, -•an' Bill cut him down agin oaoh time. Had men! I reckon they don't .make 'ein much baddcr than thorn itwo." -•And aren't you afraid of them! 1 " the young man asked, with just a troubled vibration in his voice. She laughed again, at her brightest. "Afeurd o' thorn!" she exclaimed. •"Why, they're al'oard o' mo. Why, look here, stranger," she continued, "J. can twist 'em round my littlo •.finger—jest like that." With that, she twiddled the corner of hor apron and tied it into a knot. Thou she _put her littlo linger into the round hollow formed underneath tho ball of tho apron cornet', and holding- it up, shook it with its projecting little cotton point at tho young man. "That's Utaw Bill," sho exclaimed, "an' that's what I'd do with him, if 'Jie sarsed mo." With that sho •enickod "oho tied apron corner with .hoi 1 finger, and sent it Hying. The whole action had boon so full •of youthful, innocent charm of playful defiance, that tho young man was emitton by it. Who, indeed, in that notghbor- hood—savage, forooious, unscrupu- leus, and murderous, though he wore —would have dared to breathe a harsh word to Lucy Muclano, much Jess to raise u finger against her'.' A ••ribald jest, an unkindly word, would have been as a seed of dragon's tooth, fi'tim which a horde of pitiless, armed avengers would have sprung, and ! the injury or insult would not havo been more than a day old, oro the offender would have swung from tho 'stout limb of some cottonwood tree, <M» would have Iain by the roadside riddled with bullets. Lucy Maclune w#s the good fairy of that Kooky mountain Bide, and she was its queen. Jifea were inurdored among the foothills of the Kusteru Hookies in those days of the fifties, with a monotonous frequency- They were lawless times, and the pistol, the rillu, .»nd the knife, were tho reoogni/ed •arbiters of disputes. A man was .shot. His corpse would lie, sometimes for days, festering in the sun, before $ kindly hand could be found to dig an unceremonious hole, into •Whi0U the-body was Hung, with just «Q much decency as to be, by a '.Stretch of inj^gevy, construed iiito a iyilized burial. But he was in what was mostly considered 4gUt—»nd few manners of tight- were considered/ unfair—and no |W<1 W#s raised to avenge his death. The pistol ctaeked, and the knife flawed, 4nd the blood flowed, and stained the sward, and left its dark, 'u# Watches; but there was no ' No retribution reached the Oitje. Tha wrath of the fronts slow and sluggard; it fecjuired more than a lew ordinary jo rouse it. 'fts'Jwely eighteen, that queen of the affid the little vixen knew that she held despotic sway over all the inferior male creation for many miles around. They All potted her, and loaded her with presents; they Idolized and spoiled her. Yet she was as good, as simple, as true, as trusty, us homely and as kindly as any country girl brought up within sound of cathedral chimes. Many an ailing mountaineer her dainty care nursed hack to health and strength; dying men had crossed the threshold with lighter hearts when "fairy Lucy's" soft fingers smoothed their pillows of skins. Men would ride for miles and miles out of their way tdbo gladdened by one of Lucy's pretty smiles. Tho young man returned to tho girl the tin cup which ho had drained of its refreshing contents of mountain water. "Thank you, my dear," ho said, as his hand grazed her rosy linger tips. Tho contact made his palms tingle, and his speech became a littlo bolder. He reined in his prancing horse tightly, and raised himself in his stirrups. "Do yon . know that you are charming, my dear," ho exclaimed, hi.s eyes glistening and Hashing at her. "You bet I do," was tho stolid and long-drawn reply. It shocked tho young man first of all, and then made him laugh outright. "There's nature horo," he said to himself. "Glorious unadulterated nature. Who is worthy fifty Lady Evclynes. How I'd make thorn all jump if I brought her into tho drawing room at Chauncey Towers." "Thou it's two miles, you say," he continued, "to Dick Ashland's." "Jest about that," the girl replied; •'an' that hoss o' yowrn'a got to rig- gle a bit loss, I. reckon, or yew'll git to the canyon bottom instead o' Dick Ashland's. Tho path ain't much more'n a yard wide at Blacknoso Corner, an' yow've jest got to keep his nose straight, or down ycw'll go into tho aider bushes." "Thank you for tho warning, my dear," the young man retorted. "Old ."am and I Jiuvo gone up and down many a bad mountain road be- foi'o to-day, and I think we'll manage to wriggle round Blacknoso Corner. Good-!i.y<v' ho exclaimed, putting spurs to his horse arid kissing his hand to her. Lucy looked al'tor him as he galloped ii]) tho mountain path. Tho sounds of his horso'ri hoofs, and tho clutter of his rillo against his pow- cloi 1 Husk became loss and. less audible, but she still saw him turn, and tui'ii again, waving Jiis hat bade to hor. Then ho disappeared among the groat pines and the- stunted cedars, and Lucy shading her oyos with her hands against) tho fierce glare of the midday nun scanned tho point, beyond the small forost whore she knew ho would emerge-. There a littlo pale stre'ak seamed r.ho face of tho mountain, and opposite tho bare and naked edge of the bluish- brown rock the further side of tho yawning chasm loomed dark and tiorco. Presently a-diminutive figure on horseback seemed to crawl out of tho deep green of the collars beyond, and to nuivo like a My along tins precipitous mountain face until it disappeared around tho bond. "lie's more hcnsum than Dave," Lucy said to herself: "an 1 .smarter, au 1 I. guess ho looks like good grit." She rolled up her sleeves and ro- turno.l to tho small round wash-tub that, stood on a block of wood by tho door of tho log cabin. She dip- pud (icr hands into tho white and opal foam that glistened with prismatic colors in tlio sunlight, aud suon was busy at her homoly work. I'Yom whore .sho stood tho rough path li:d down the jugged mountain face. :u!i-os,s tho broken and rock- strown ground, to tho vast plains that stretched to tho oast; brown do.iorts of sun-dried wilderness, whore tho scmi-tropicul heat had .scorched tho sparse grass to cinders, whore even the lazy wind stirred up myriads of littlo clouds of brown sandy dust, appearing from tho dis- tancu like M> many Mnoking bonfires. Looking backwards, looking to tho right, looking to thn loft, tho stupendous mountain solitude of tho Hookies ro-io in rugged chaotic piles of (toad browns and blues, against which tho blotches of vegetation horo and there glowed darkly, whilst penile on poak. looming more distantly, became airier and bluer, until, there beyond, tho faintest outlines glistened in tho .summer sunshine. Lucy had finished hor task, and was engaged in spreading out, tho flannels and other articles of household wour upon a piece of smooth green sward that seemed strangely out of piano amid its wild surroundings. That being done, sho emptied tho tub and carried it to tho small outhouse by the side of the cabin. Then sho wiped tho log, and. fetching hor knitting from within the cabin, sho sat herself down. Lucy's little brain was busy. That handsome,bright, dark-eyed stranger had upset its maiden equilibrium. Tho knitting made but poor pro- gross, and more than once Lucy had , to undo what sho had completed and to- recommence it- Suddenly she rfi.se and stamped her foot in a pretty tempt!! 1 . , "Waal," she exclaimed, in pretty ! irritation, "it cay n't bo that I'm that | nuts on him, and ony seen him jest this once, au' know no more about him than about the man- in the mqon. And don't care to know," shp adtjed, with another stamp of tho tiny foot. "Tharl" A student of female nature would have hud bis doubts about JVlisa Lucy's ^sincerity in her last assertion.' Woman it alike a(l- over tho world, an.d t,ho daughter of; the,Rockio« ha a mobt'of theattribut^fjvipf.hdr city sister. To desire an. object, an,d tp pav itt averting- tv> hji'ggJi &n4 to. •* <• -,- *r" •>- „•*<•>, olhars that sho does not care for it t bit, is one of. tho frailer sex's privileges and idiosyncrasies. Luoy sat on that log, fitfully dashing away now and then at her 1 knitting: at other times staring in front, of her, while her work lay untouched in her lap, |( and the hours passed and tho shadows lengthened without Lucy perceiving tho change. Tho c'irl was accustomed to be loft alone thcgio for days, and nights, too, for that. Bands of Indians could not approach tho spot without timely notice reaching her, and against solitary marauders a couple of double- barrelled rifles and half a dozen pistols that always hung ready loaded on tho cabin wall, afforded hor sufficient protection. Not a soul could got near the place without arousing tho vigilance and the noisy warning of tho watch dogs—huge mongrel English mastiffs—that guarded the cabin, and whose tiorco barking reechoed among the mountains for miles when Lucy took them for a run up tho hill-side. Tho swift dusk was already set in on tho mountains when tho girl shook herself tog-other, and, fetching a wooden platter from the storehouse, climbed among tho wild raspberry bushes that covered tho mountain side at the back of the cabin, and collected a plentiful supply of tho delicious fruit. Then she entered tho hut and set the big rough table ready with a joint of roast venison, which sho supplemented with corn cake and big-horn fat. Anon, tho .distant thump-thump, thump-thump, of horses' feat on rough, rocky ground vibrated on tho mountain air. It drew nearer, and came clatter-clatter up the hill v The girl prepared the throe great spouting branches of tho huge and ponderous Mexican metal lamp with natural wool wicks and rough oil, and placed it in tho center of the big table. Jt was nearly nisrht when tho clatter of tho horses' hoofs ceased directly in front of the cabin,and a ringing "Wagh" echoed on tho hillside, Lucy replied with a "Wagh" which had u feminine and cheerful vigor of its own, and a moment afterwards a tall, wiry man pushed aside the boarokin hanging which covered tho door.and, with a hearty "Waal, what cheer, Luoy!" caught tho young lady round the waist and kissed hor on the forehead. , ; "'Thai 1 , * ho exclaimed; while the girl di-iongagod horsolf, "I reckon it ain't every man that's got a daughter like my Lucy to keep house for him while no's prairie-loafing. Hoyar, Davo!" ho shouted, "our moat's cut thick and no snakes. " (jcorgo Machine was a man whom ono would havo thought a dangerous customer—long, gaunt' and thin though his shoulders stood out brpud and square. He had a pair of piercing, littlo, greyish brown eyes, tho cold glitter of which contrasted curiously with his jovially at that moment. His lips wore thin and nearly bloodloss, tho square jaws betokened dogged determination. His upper Up was clean shaven, bur his long hair and tuft of board had changed from its former indistinct, sandy color to equally indistinct mixture, of gi-oy and fawn. Ono freckled cheek was disllgurod by a deep scar, whore a knife had cut through tho flesh Hiul had loft a wound which, had never ijuito healed tip. If a maivhud road that face for its c;t, ^uctorlstics, ho would havo found -V.rtiolty' and greed written plainly there, and ho would havo wondered how such :t man came to bo tho father of sc lovely a girl as Lucy. There were stories abroad of George Machine's beautiful WHO, now long since dead, about whom even Lucy had but tho faintest recolloctionu, and whoso name was never mentioned by, or in tho presence of, Freckled Cloorge without the mountaineer baring his lioad. Thus, I once saw a tiger cub lick the face of a dog that had grown up with it. There is no man so vicious that there is not somo corner left pure aisd undeilled in his heart. [TO UK CONTIN'UU!>.] l-'or tho Protection of Nonsmokers. Among the novel societies incorporated in Knropo recently is "The Society for the Protection of Nonsmokers," in Lower Austria. The members, already numerous, propose no campaign against smokers, but they intend to accomplish, if possible, tho strict enforcement of tho regulations regarding tho prohibition of smoking in certain railroad train compartments, public buildings, restaurants, frequented by men and women, street cars, concert halls and other placos of public amusement. They wish to prevent smoking, if possible, in all public places. Circulars are to bo sent to restaurant- keepers asking that rooms bo sot apart for non-smokers. Branches of the society are to bo established in Vienna, Prague, Bruonn and Gruz. Jnlluential names are on the roll ol membership. •Forgot Its Humor. Manima, severely to eight-year- old—How did it happen that you wore late for schoql this morning? Kight-yoar-old—Well I had tocomq back after I got started, 'cause J forgot my Homer." (jcnoral Chorus—Your Homer? Mamma.—Child what do you moan, by your Homer? Kignt-y ear-old, unconcernedly — Wuy, the lessons I do at home I call '•homers" of course. Of SCIENCE, LAtE DISCOVERIES tN GRES8' INTEREST. PRO- Jievei H\t\Y ilu 1« Jiopt >Vi» "Ity funny about Orow 'wcai'injf uu,overcoat." "Ilia wife taught Uiui tLat." "How ilo you mean? 1 ' »'She keep* him ia hot water a') tho tinw ubout buying a s-cabkiu clopk lot- tor."— Chicago 'later Tho JPafiiRon Speed Indicator and What it Will do—Mechanics! ArUhtnotlc— Klccti-lcHy and Coppot—Chemical and Other Wonder*;' '' " The "Pitrajfon" Speed indicator. A very convenient and handy speed indicator is shown in the accompanying illustration. The device is made in the form of a pistol, which it closely resembles in appearance. The handle is grasped firinly in the -hand of the operator, the,- point being 1 pressed against tho end ; of the shaft and the indicating- mechanism is set in operation TI1K INDICATOR. by .simply pulling the trigger. This simple contrivance enables the operator to time the indicator with the hands of a watch with considerable nicety, while the form in which it is manufactured is convenient and the parts are simple in construction. In the illustration, a portion of the tubular bearing in which the spindle revolves is cut away, to show the worm gear connections and the ball bearing at tho inner end of the spindle which sustains the:.ends thrust when the device is in use.: The handle, If, is of pis- *" 1 grip .-form, tho ••Spindle. .S, being tol , angularly, .pointed, with the inner ball bearing, U. .'-The frame, F, in which the dial : •-wheels, : 1)1, D2, 1)3, are mounted,; is pivoted 'at I", so that it can be moved downward against the force nf>- 'a spring-'; to cause the teeth of thoitlial wheel 1)1, to engage with one of the worm gears on the spindle, S, 'the fir st wheel indicating units and tens, ••} the second hundreds and the' third thousands of revolutions. By mean's- of a thumb nut at the back of the dial frame, thu..din,ls are quickly and easily reset to • zero, the star ou each wh'e'cl being then opposite its pointer... A shifter- slide, X, has two worms,' one right 'hand and the other left ,-hand, and this shifter may be V to the rig-lit or left, as indicated 'by the letters K, L, according to the direction- in -which the shaft is running, whereby the revolutions may be counted by oat! set of figures, no matter in -what direction the shaft may Bo-running-. '• The dial wheels are instantly brought' :iuto operation by pulling-'. the trigger-formed lever, T, the releasing of the trigger instantaneously .disengaging the registering mechanism, even though the spindle continues to revolve. An accurate registration may thus bo obtained without even looking at tho instrument, from the , time it is applied until rfifter its removal. The device is strong and well made .throughout. Electricity and Copper. / According to the opinion of so good an jSinthoi-ity us, the Engineering News, thtf. recent discovery made relative to the.:'elec!tro-dopdsitiou of copper and other metals promises to bo of great importance; for, while heretofore such processes have been carried on by immersing the metal intended to receive the deposit in an aqueous solution of a salt of the metal to be deposited, the new method makes effective use of insoluble suits of tho various metals, these being simply reduced to a fine powder and mechanically mixed with water; the mixtm-j is applied to the surface of the metals by means of a brush, to a handle of which is attached the electric conducting wire, so that the depositing operation resembles the ordinary application of a coat of paint. Not only pure metals, but all sorts of alloys, it is represented, are affixed as coatings to other metals, with the utmost facility, by this means; thus, the hull of an iron ship, for example, may be spread over with a tough, adherent, and impervious surface of metallic copper of aii3' desired thickness, and experiments havo been made which indicate that this plan may bo successfully carried out in tho plating of aluminum with silver and gold— a desideratum which has long been sought for, but in vain. A Curious riiciioiueiion. A most curious phenomenon— the action of solids held in suspension in moving water— may be practically demonstrated, says M. Uallois, by taking a bottle of white glass, about three inches in diameter and with a flat bottom, putting into it to the depth of about one-fifth inch some fine and very clean silicious sand, such as will not interfere with the transparency of the water, filling the bottle with this and corking it so as to exclude all air. On giving the bottle a rapid movement of rotation around its own axis, either by placing it on a turn table or by suspending it from a previously well twisted cord, all the sand will, be projected upon the cylindrical sides of the bottle by centrifugal force. This rotation movement of the bottle will gradually communicate .itself to the water, progressing- from the sides to the axis, the -rotation lasting as long as the sand adheres to the cylinder: As soon as the water turns with the same velocity as the bottle containing- it the saud will, on the bottle being suddenly stopped, at once quit fche bides and precipitate jts>elf toward (he center of the bottle in. the f.orm of , ci>ne, having the same axis as the oottle, and being higher ai tjie \eiou- cone flattens as the > velocity of rotation grows less, until the slope of th« conical surface is the. slope of equilibrium of grains of sand in still water. New Kulldlns Material. The new kind of building material, some time since announced as a substi< tute for ordinary stone or brick, is now receiving 1 special endorsement on ac count of its freedom, under various and repeated tests, from the usual liability to crack or fracture. To insuro this property, with the other essential adaptations, silicic acid is used, powdered and cleansed from all impurities; r> to 10 per cent of this is mixed in warm river or rain water, and this is applied to slacked or well-burnt lime, or added to hydraulic lime, the resulting product being mixed with sand and small portions of fluorspar. This mixture is cast into moulds, in various shapes as may be desired, and, after removal, the castings are left to dry from twelve to twenty-four, hours, which brings them to a condition as dry as atmospheric air; in this state they are brought into a steam boiler and steam blown through so as to drive out all air, after which the boiler is hermetically sealed up and steam let in under a pressure of ten atmospheres. In this high-pressure steam bath the stones remain for forty-eight to seventy-two hours, afterward being submitted to a bath of boiling and saturated chloride of calcium for six to twelve hours, also under a pressure of twelve atmospheres in the same boiler, and the condensed water may bo used for the bath. The stones are allowed to dry in the open air, or, more quickly, by circulating steam inside the boiler after the chloride of calcium has been withdrawn iind prior to taking out the stones. T'j-roiylln. It appears that the pyroxylin used in pharmacy and the arts—dinitrocci- lulosc—and usually regarded as non- explosive, may. under certain conditions, become highly dangerous. An account is given of the preparation of some of this article in the usual manner, the operator adding- a small quantity of ammonia to the water used for washing, .so as to effect complete removal of the acids more rapidly. A copper oven heated to seventy degrees, C., used for drying- about oue ounce of the pyroxylin thus treated was, after some, three hours'use. torn-to pieces by tho force of an explosion, the fragments of copper being hurled all over tho apartment. From all that is known in respect to the different degrees of temperature under which ignition takes place in this class of substances it i.s believed that such an explosion must be attributable to the use of ammonia in the washing process. A little nitrate of ammonia, probably,- was formed and dried upon the. .nitrocellulose in a state of fine subdivision, and any trace of acid would then suffice to cause the salt to act as a fuse. Mccliunicitl Arithmetic. "Mechanical arithmetic"—is not all arithmetic mechanical'.' At least every arithmetical computation consists of enumerating n'umbers or quantities of units whose dimensions are determined by some mechanical means, and it is said that our system of enumeration by tens is the outgrowth of the mode of counting and expressing on his fingers such simple numbers as the early half-savage man could comprehend, and to-day the great government and insurance actuaries all over the world \ise mechanical appliances of various kinds to perform their arithmetical calculations. In the accompanying- cut will be found a computing machine of my own invention, known as the comptometer, which is operated by keys like the better class of typewriters. A large number of them are now in use, not only in this country, but in Europe, India, South America aud Mexico. This machine is peculiar to itself, and is wholly unlike any other calculating machine in tho world, both in mechanism and manner of opci'atiou. In using it the operation is wholly mechanical, one only having to touch FKI.T'H COMPTOIIKTEH. keys corresponding to the number of the example and the machine does the rest, the carrying being done automatically by the machine and requiring no attention from the operator. In addition the operator only has one key for each figure, the same as an opera on a typewriter, and sixty words is not an extra speed for typewriter operators, which,- figuring five letters to the word, is 300 keys. I have seen that speed reached on the comptometer; hence it is fair to say that a properly designed adding machine is more than twice as rapid as mental adding. No mental adder can begin to keep up with it when skillfully operated for ten minutes, or even for one minute, while for a stretch of several hours' there is no comparison between a mental adder and it. All the columns are added at once. The figures of each respective column on the paper are struck in the corresponding column of the machine. The standard si/.e has a capacity of eight columns (1)0,000,000), though larger sizes are made. As shown iu the cut, there is a series of keys for each column of numbers, and the first on the right stand:-, for units, the next |or tens, the next for hundreds, etc,, jubt tbe same as they, are L&ttQf—Didy **....-.. ~..- /JM | Domestic—it's getting very lace, Joatrtjf. £' Little Johnny—Cfoin' to bed? :x,< "Yes." "Is papa and marnnia in bed?'' , "Yes.'' ^ ,, "Then I guess it's mos' time for rno to gd r too." A Close Cut Needed. Mr. Bowerie—Say, gimme a close hdlf cut. Harbor—How close' "Close to do head." "Trainin' fer u prize fight?" >J "Naw. Ooin'to getmni'ried." In Torment. Surely if there are unhappy sufferers o* earth on wlioui tbo nngels look down itt pity it is people ngoui7od vvitn rheuma' tism. .They are iu torment tbo year rounfi with little or no rospHo. Now, there Is no evidence to wliicli publicity has been give* in behalf of Hosteller's Stomach Bitters more concurrent aud convincing than that in behalf of its efficacy In Incipient rheumatism. And since rhPiimatism and rheumatic and simple gout are among the tUosJ obstinate complaints to which this admirable remedy Is adapted, and since they all have a fatal tendency to attack the vital organs, the advisability of an oarly use ot tbo Bitters, when they manifest themselves, must be apparaat. Efficacious, and most signally so, are the Bitters, too, in malarial diseases, kiduey and bladder inactivity, constipation, dyspepsia, liver complaittt nnd nervous aihnouts. The world's yeast powder is estimated to amount to on annual valuation o£ $26,000,000. Deafnoss Cannot be Cured ' By local applications, as they cannot re&ih the diseased portion of the oar. ? ^"^, ' only one way to cure Deafness, am ' J! j by constitutional remedies. Dea(fl6u caused by an inflamed condition of the mu j cons lining of the Kustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed Deafness Is the result, and unless the inflammation can bo taken out and this tube restored to its nor-, mal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of tho mucous surfaces. "We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's' Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. F. J. CHENEY& CO., Toledo, O. by druggists, 75c. Is "France and Italy raise :«,000,000 bushelSl of chestnuts for homo use aud export. "Sunshine, Fruit and Flowers. 1 ' Tho Midwinter International Exposition will be held in Han Francisco beginning on Jauuary 1st, 1804, aurl continuing six months. The climatic feature, the commercial situation of Sau Francisco, the fact that the city is tho natural distributor of the products of the greatest agricultural state in tho union, tho character of its surrounding population, engaged in pursuits more diversified than those of any other section of the United States or the world, embracing mining, cattle raising, fancy stock breeding, wool growing, manufacturing, agriculture, iu all its branches and fishinp, ought to insure a great success for this enterprise. Greatly reduced rates to all California points and to Portland, Ore., via tho Union Pacific. For full particulars regarding rates call on or address any ticket agent, or E. L. LO.MAX, Gen'l Pass. aud Ticket Agent, Omaha. Kcb. Restaurant soup is partly flavored in this country with 22,000,000 bushels of carrots. California Excursion. The Great Central Route Weekly Excursions to California via the Union Pacific are the thing. Time, trouble and expense saved by joining one of these parties. Passage may be taken nt auy point between Chicago and Ogden, Utah. For full information call on or address, F. E. SIIBAHBU, Manager, 11)1 So. Clark St., Chicago, or your nearest Union Pacific agent. E. L. LIOMAX, Gon'l Pass, and Ticket Agt., Omaha, Neb. _ One district in Florida sends annually to the New York market 50,000 crates of fruit. Nebraska's the State For tho man who rents a Missouri farm. In Nebraska he can isur a farm for the same money he now pays every two years for rent. Land-renters who want to become landowners should writn to J. Francis, G. P. & T. A., Burlington Route, Omaha, Neb., foi "Groat Opportunities in Nebraska." It's chock full of. valuable information. And it's free. _ Canadian neus lay every year 15:3,000,000 The 1'iiKzle Solved. Perhaps no local disease has puzzled and bafHed tho medical profession more than uasal catarrh. While not immediately fatal it is among tho most nauseous and disgusting ills the flesh is heir to, and the records show very few or no cases of radical cure of chronic catarrh l>y any of the many modes of treatment until the introduction of Ely's Cream Balm a few years ago. Tne success of this preparation has been most gratifying and surprising. The hog packers of this country last year killed aud packed 20,018,000 hogs. Which Will You Be, , A farm-renter or a farm-owner? it rests with yourself . If you stay where you are, you'll be a renter all your life. But if you move to Nebraska, where -good land is cheap and cheap land is good, you can easily become an ownor. Write to J. Francis, G. P. & T. A.. Burlington Route, Omaha, Nob., for descriptive pamphlet. It's free. And a postal will bring it to you. C One district of Tennessee exports annually over 10,000 quarts of blackberries. Farm-renters May Become Farm- owners If they move to Nebraska before the price of land climbs out of sight. Write to J. Francis, G. P. & T. A., Burlington Route. Umubu. Neb., for free pamphlet. It tells all about everything you need to know. The world's sugar plantations produce every year 0,000,000 tons of sugar. AH E.vtoiHleil Popularity. BuowM'8 BiioNcuui. Tnofiuus huve for many years been the most popular article in use for relieving Coughs and Throat Troubles. The world puts on its victuals every year $3,000,000 worth of black pepper. 'if the liuby U CutllQ? Tcetfe, Be suro and use tlitt old and well-tried remedy, MR* 'ViMU.off'3 SooiiiiNG SviiuF for Children Teething. Tim American sweet tooth is annually satisfied with ^0.000 tons of maple sugar. SUiloh'4 Consumption Cui-p Is cold ou a guarantee. It cures Incipient Cqnsump. Uon. It U. tbu best CQUKU pijre. 35.ct*,qpets. &tl.OQ. One Una of oyster packers at Baltimore claiuii a capacity of 75,000 cans a day. Coe'» i/'pugu Baisum Is Mie oldest, and host. It, will break up a Cold quicker tluvn twilling els"-. It Is always reliable. Try it. In Italy last year 10,000 tons of cheese were devoured, with 10.000 toils of coffee. See Colchester Spadiiig Uooisaav. iu atucr column. Paris In 1S90 perfumed its breath with 6,000 tous of onions and 700 tons of garlic. Biopathy cures everything. See advt. Russia is last in beer production. Haw all has fifty miles of railway.