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THE WM2K DBS MOINJES: ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY AUGtTST 23, 1899. 'THE STRIKE EPIDEMIC LAST SUNDAY'S SUBJECT. "Itt* By* Cannot ttfcjr, tin to th« ttand 2 tt«T* J»o Heed of the*"—From th« tint Book ot Cbflnthutna, Chapter si. Fifty thousand workmen in Chicago ceasing work In one day; Brooklyn ,«tunned by the attempt to halt its rail- Toad cars; Cleveland in the throes of a labor agitation, and restlessness amonf (tollers all over the land have caused An epidemic of strikes, and somewhat to better things, I apply the Pauline (thought of my text. f ou have sein an elaborate piece of machinery, with a thousand wheels ^nd a thousand bands and a thousand : J>ulleys all controlled by one great , Water wheel, the machinery so adjusted that when you jar one part of It you Jar all parts of it. Well, human so- jciety is a great piece of mechanism controlled by one great and ever-re- Solving force—the wheel of God's 'providence. You harm one part of the machinery of society and you harm all parts. All professions interdependent. All trades interdependent. All classes of people interdependent. No such thing as independence. Dives cannot kick Lazarus without hurting his own foot. They who threw Shadrach into the furnace got their own bodies scorched. Or to come back to the figure of the text, what a strange thing It would be if the eye should say, I oversee the entire physical mechanism. I despise the other members of the .body, if there is anything I am disgusted with, it is with those miserable, low-lived hands. Or, what if the hand •hould say, I am the boss workman of the whole physical economy; I have no respect for the other members of the body. If there is anything I despise, it is the eye seated under the dome ,«f the forehead doing nothing but look. ; I come in and I wave the flag of .truce between these two contestants, and I say: "The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of thee. 1 " • That brings me to the first suggestion, and that is, that Labor and Capital are to be brought to a better understanding by a complete canvass of the whole subject. They will be brought to peace when they find that they are identical in their interests. When one goes down, they both go down. When one rises, they both rise. There will be an equilibrium after awhile. There.never was an exception to the rule. That which -is good for one class of society eventually will be good for all classes of society, and that which is bad for one class of society will eventually and in time be bad for all. Every speech that Labor makes against Capital postpones the day of permanent adjustment. Every speech that Capital makes against Labor postpones the day of permanent adjustment. When Capital maligns Labor, It ;is the eye cursing the hand. When iLabor maligns Capital it is the hand Icursing the eye. As far as I have ob|served, the vast majority of capitalists are successful laborers. If the capitalists would draw their gloves, you ,would see the broken finger nail, the .scar of an old blister, the stiffened 'finger joint. The great publishers of jthe country for the most part vere bookbinders, or typesetters, on small pay. The great carriage manufacturers for the most part sandpapered wagon bodies in wheelwright shops. While, on the other hand, in all our large manufacturing establishments you will find men on wages who once employed a hundred or five hundred hands. The distance between Capital and Labor is not a great gulf over which is swung a Niagara suspension bridge; it is only a step, and the capitalists are crossing over to become laborers, and the laborers are crossing over to become capitalists. Would God they might shake hands while they cross. On the other hand, laborers are the highest etyle of capitalists. Where are their investments? la banks, No! In the railroads, No! Their nerve, their muscle, their bone, their mechanical skill, their physical health are magnificent capital. He who has two eyes, two ears, two feet, two hands, ten fingers, has machinery that puts into nothingness carpet and screw and cotton factory, and all the other implements on the planet. The capitalists were laborers, the laborers were capitalists. The sooner we understand that the better. Again: There is to come relief to 'the laboring classes of this country through co-operative associations. I am not at this moment speaking of trades unions, but of that plan by which laborers put their surplus together and become their own capitalists. Instead of being dependent upon the beck of this capitalist or that capitalist, they manage their own affairs. Tn England and Wales there are 813 co-operative associations. They have 840,000 members; they have a capital of ) 18,000,000, or what corresponds to our dollars, and they do a business an- Aually of $63,000,000. Thomas Brassey, one of the foremost men in the British parliament on the subject says: "Cooperation is the one and the only relief for the laboring populations. This Is the path," he says, "by which they are to come up from the hand-to-the- mouth style of living, to reap the rewards and the honors of our advanced civilization." Lord Peroy and John Stuart Mill, who gave half their lives to the study of the labor question, be- JJ»ved in co-operative institutions. The co-operative institution formed in Troy, N. Y., stood long enough to JHus- Jtrate the fact that great govd might come of such an institution, if it were rightly carried on anji mightily developed. "gut," says some one, "haven't these institutions sometimes been a l»Jlure?" Y*». Every great movement been § fa|lujre 9; game time. Ap» tbe simm power a failure, 9 ing & failure, but now the chief suc- ces«es of the World. "But," says some o«fc, "why talk of surplus being put by laborers into cooperative association*, when the vast multitude of toilers of this country are struggling for their daily bread, and have no surplus?" I reply. Put into my hand the money spent by the laboring classes of America for turn and tobacco, and I will establish cooperative associations in all parts of this land, some of them mightier than afiy financial Institutions of the country. We spend In this country over $100,000,000 every year for tobacco We spend over $1,500,000,000, directly or Indirectly, for rum. The laboring classes spend their share of this money. Now, suppose the laboring man who has been expending his money in those directions, should just add Up how much he has expended during these past few years, and then suppose that that money was put into a co-operative association, and then suppose he should have all his friends in toil, who had made the same kind of expenditure, do the same thing, and that should be added tip and put into a co-operative association. And then take all that money expended for overdress and over-style and over-living on the part of toiling people in order that they may appear as well as persons who havs more Income—gather that all up and you could have co-operative associations all over this land. I am not saying anything now about trades unions. You want to -know what I think of trades unions. I think they are most beneficial in some directions, and they have a specific object, and in this day, when there are vast monopolies—a thousand monopolies concentring the wealth of the peple Into the possession of a few men, unless the laboring men of this country and all countries band together they will go under, There is a lawful use of a trade union, but then there is an unlawful use of a trade union. If It means, sympathy In time of sickness, f It means finding work for people when they are out of work, if it means the Improvement of the financial, the moral or the religious condition of the aborlng classes, that is all right. Do not singers band together in Handel and Haydn societies? Do not newspaper men band together In press clubs? Do not ministers of religion jand together in conferences and associations? There is not in all the land a city where clergymen do not come to;ether, many of them once a week, o talk over affairs. For these reasons rou should not blame labor guilds. When they are doing their legitimate work they are most admirable, but when they come around with drum and fife and flag, and drive people off from heir toil, from their scaffoldings, from heir factories, then they are nihilistic, hen they are communistic, then they are barbaric, then they are a curse. If a man wants to stop work let him stop work, but he cannot stop me from work. But now suppose that all the labor- ng classes banded together for ben- flcent purposes in co-operative association, under whatever name they put heir means together. Suppose they :ake the money that they waste in rum and tobacco,, and use it for the eleva- lon of their children, for their moral, ntellectual and religious Improvement, what a different state of things we would have in this country, and hey would have In Great Britain! Do you not realize the fact that men work better without stimulant? You say, "Will you deny the laboring men his help which they get from strong Irlnk, borne down as they are with many anxieties and exhausting work?" would deny them nothing that is good for them. I would deny them trong drink, If I had the power, be- ause It is damaging to them. My ather said, "I became a temperance man in early life because I found that n the harvest field, while I was naturally weaker than the other men, I .ould hold out longer thnn any of hem; they took stimulant and I took none." Everybody knows they cannot endure great fatigue—men who indulge n stimulants. All our young men understand that. When they are preparing for the regatta, or the ball club, r the athletic wrestling, they abstain rom strong drink. Now, suppose all his money that is wasted were gath- red together and put into co-operative nstitutions—Oh! we would have a irery different state of things from what we have now. • •Let me say a word to all capitalists. Be your own executors. Make investments for eternity. Do not be like some of those capitalists I know who walk around among their employes with a upercilious air, or drive up to the fac- ory in a manner which seems to Indl- ate they are the autocrat of the universe, with the sun and moon in their est pockets, chiefly anxious when they ;o among laboring men not to be ouched by the greasy or smirched land and have their broadcloth inured. Be a Christian employer. Remember those who are under your barge are bone of your bone and flesh if your flesh; that Jesus Christ died or them and that they are immortal. Divide up your estates, or portioas of hem, for the relief of the world, be- ore you leave it. Do not go out of the world like that man who died In New York, leaving In his will $40,000,000, ret giving how much for the church of od? how much for the alleviation of human Buffering? He gave some money a little while before he died. That was well; but In all this will of $40,000,0.00 low much? One million? No. Five hundred thousand? No. One hundred dollars? No. Two cents? No, One ent? No. These great cities groan* ng in anguish, nations crying out for be bread of everlasting life. A man in a will giving forty millions of dollars and not one cent to God. It is a dis- ;race to our civilization. Or, as lllus- rated in a letter which I bare con- niug « JB»» wfco departed this life, earing between SY« amj ejgbj of dollars. Not one AtfUi wa* lift, this writer says, to comfort the aged workman and workwomen, not one dollar to elevate and instruct the hundreds of pale children who stifled their childish growth in the heat and clamor of his factory. Is it strange .-ir.t the curse of the children of toll follow such ingratitude? How well could one of his many millions have been disbursed for the present and the fature benefit of those whose bands had woven literally the fabric of the dead man's princely fortune. O! capitalists of the United States, be your own executors. Be a George Peabody, If need be, on a small scale. God has made you a steward- discharge your responsibility. My word is to all laboring men in this country: I congratulate you at your brightening prospects. I congratulate you on the fact that you are getting your representatives, at AlDany, at Harrisburg, and at Washington. I have only to mention such a man of the past as Henry Wilson, the shoemaker; as Andrew Johnson, the tailor; as Abraham Lincoln, the boatman. The living illustrations easily occur to you. This will go on until you will have representatives at all the headquarters, and you will have full Justice. Mark that. I congratulate you also at the opportunities for your children. I congratulate you that you have to work and that when you are dead your children have to work. I congratulate you also on your opportunities of information. Plato paid one thousand three hundred dollars for two books. Jerome ruined himself financially by buying one volume of Orlgen. What vast opportunities for intelligence for you and your children. A working man goes along by the show window of some great publishing house and he sees a book that costs five dollars. He saya, "I wish I could have that information; I wish I could raise Elve dollars for that costly and beautiful book." A few months pass on and he gets the value of that book for twenty- five cents In a pamphlet. There never was such a day for the worklngmen of America as this day and the day that Is coming. I also congratulate you because your work is only prefatory and Introductory. You want the grace of Jesus hrlst, the Carpenter of Nazareth. He toiled himself, and he knows how to sympathize with all who toll. Get his grace In your heart and you can sing on the scaffolding amid the storm, in the shop shoving the plane, in the mine plunging the crowbar, on shipboard climbing the ratlines. He will make the - drops of sweat on your brow glittering pearls for the eternal coronet. Are you tired, he will rest you. Are you sick, he will give you help. Are you cold, he will wrap you In the mantle of his love. Who are they be!ore the throne? "Ah!" you say, "their lands were never calloused with toll." Yee they were; but Christ raised them to that high eminence. Who are these? 'These are they that came out of great tribulation and had their robes washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb." That for every Christian working man and for every Christian work- ingwoman will be the beginning of eternal holiday. Population of France and Britain. In the year 1801 Great Britain was a long way behind Franco, who then had nearly twice her population; but, in the present year, 1899, Britain has succeeded in getting an appreciable lead over France, to the extent of about two millions of population. In 1801 France's population was over 27,000,000. In 1801 Britain's population was under 16,000,000. In 1851 France's population was under 36,000,000. In 1851 Britain's population was over 27,000,000. In 1899 France's population Is 38,500,000. In 1899 Britain's population Is 40,500,000. Thus, In 1801, the British were (nearly) 12,000,000 fewer than the French; In 1851 the British had reduced the French lead to under 9,000,000, and, in the present year, they lead France on the score of population, by almost exactly 2,000,000 persons. Great Britain outran France in population for the first time in the history of the world In 1893 or 1894. A Diamond Lover In Love. A collector of gems In Boston possessed three perfectly matched solitaires, of blue, rose and yellow, and would show them to his friends as the loveliest combination of colors he knew anything about. The true lover of gems prefers stones unset, so he can stir them about with the point of a jeweler's nippers or a pencil and enjoy their unalloyed sparkle and purity In every phase of light. These three perfectly colored diamonds, which were carried in the man's waistcoat pocket, wrapped In cotton, were valued at several thousand dollars, but one day Cupid appeared, and then one of the precious stones went into a blazing engagement ring, and the remaining two eventually found themselves turned into "jewelry." Such is the power of love.— —Boston Herald. The Elder's Inspiration. At the close of the forenoon session of a ministerial conference, in announcing the opening subject for the afternoon, the presiding officer said: "Elder H. will present a paper on 'The Devil.'" Then he added earnesMy: "Please be prompt in attendance, for Brother H. has a carefully prepared paper, and is full of his subject." And the" Homlletlc Review saVs that it was some minutes before the presiding officer understood the. laughter which followed his remark. f ARM AND GABDE& MATTERS OP INTEREST TO AGRICULTURISTS. tarn* Cp-to-Date Hints About rnl- tlvatl«n of th« Bolt find field! Thereof—Horticulture, Viticulture Arid ttorlcnltnre. To Be pr Not to Be? He—Is there anything in the world that bores you more tnan, flattery? She—Only one thing that I now thinfc of. He-Wtot Js that? ke flattered.—Petrpit Free A KaittBB Wool Grower's Methods. At the twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Kansas Board of Agriculture, Mr. J. N. Grau, of Mitchell county, (northern), Kansas, who is largely and profitably in the sheep business there, read a paper prepared at the suggestion of Secretary F. D. Coburn, giving his ideas of'how best to manage and care for the flock, and his method of selecting animals for breeding purposes. For the last' 14 years his flock has numbered from 800 to 1,000, and as he has succeeded by close attention to his business, his observations should be of no little interest and value. He says In part: I fatten my surplus stock for market. In the selection of breeding ewes I never pay much attention to the fineness of fiber, but more to the constitution, good form, no wrinkles on body, good fleece, or long dense staple of wool, and good milking qualities—as this can be had in sheep as well as in cows, and to produce a good lamb they must have an abundant supply of milk. I sort out about one-third to one-half of my ewe lambs for breeders at one year old, sending the rest to market for mutton; always feeding the lambs well so as to get the size of the sheep the first year. If neglected they will grow smaller every year. By this way of selecting and feeding I have Increased the average size of my flock twenty pounds. In selecting the rams, I look for a good constitution, which will represent a good feeder and always the best in the flock, of a good form for mutton; shown by well sprung ribs, breadth across the shoulders, a deep breast, with front legs well set apart; a short neck and erect carriage; short head, with broad nostrils, giving plenty of room to breathe the pure air of the range; with three to four Inch staple of dense wool, with only a reasonable quantity of oil, and weighing from 175 to 200 pounds at maturity. I pasture In summer on prairie grass without grain, having my range divided into three separate pastures with four-barbed-wire fence. Chang- Ing from one pasture to another gives the grass a better start; it will produce more feed, and sheep will keep In better condition than when run In one continuously. I wean my lambs in September. For the last two years I have turned them in a piece of standing sorghum, giving them also some cracked corn, which has given the best of results. As soon as the grass gets dry and poor, which is about the 1st of October, I commence to feed the older sheep one bushel of corn to the 100 head per day. Sometimes I feed corn- fodder with corn on until I get my Sorn husked out; then turn them In the stalk field, and give one bushel of corn to the 100 head per day. My breeding ewes run out every day In the stalk field, from morning until night, except In severe snow storms, when I think it is not best to leave them out all day. Exercise Is necessary for good health and constitution, and for raising strong lambs. From about the first of March I feed corn- fodder and alfalfa hay until grass starts to grow. I have lambs drop In March 'and April. I pen my ewes in a shed over night, but never stay up with them; a lamb that will not get up and rustle, I don't want. In the morning turn out the ewes, always keeping separate those that have lambs, examining all to see that the lamb has had its fill of milk; if not, I keep it separate until it has; keeping the ewes with young lambs separate from the flock for three or four days, I then turn them In to the large herd of ewes. If turned in before three days, and they get parted for twenty-four hours, the mothers will not own them. Years age I sowed rye for early spring pasture, but of late I have been raising alfalfa, for hay, which is better than red clover. It Is one of the best sheep feeds that can be grown, and which every farmer in Kansas should grow for cattle, sheep, and hogs, I shear in April, before turning out to grass. Having plenty of shed room, there is no ,danger of losing any. I keep plenty of Kansas fine salt where they can have free access to it at all times, and yard 'them every night. When accustomed to the yard they will come up at night of their own accord. Damage to Street Trees. It gives a horticulturist a nightmare to see how street strees are treated sometimes, says Country Gentleman. Many of the mutilations are chargeable to the linemen of the telegraph and telephone companies, abetted, of course, by the Indifference of public opinion. It is not generally supposed that there is any further damage from the electric wires after the lineman has done his worst and gone; but Dr. G. B. Stone thinks there may be. He says: "I have observed no instance where electricity has killed a tree outright, but there are 'many oases where the limbs have been killed by burning. This effect is not only caused by the alternating current of the electric lights, but by tbe direct current of the trolley system; tbe latter current being prpbabiy more injurious, provided tbe game »njount pf amperes and voltage (K employed. The d»wag; 4099 by grounded wir*s takes place when are moUt, ia at that time the resist* ance la r*duc*d, and the current be* cornea increased and has a better opportunity to become dispersed. W* have known of instances where thi trees and the grass for some dlstanc* about them have been charged with the escaping current The damage to the trees, however, is due to the heating effort of*iectrilclty." • Every town, and even more every country village, needs an active committee for the prevention of many common sinful practices toward street trees; and perhaps such a committee will now need an expert consulting electrician. Lllctd Mint. — I see there's a new keeper In the menagerie. Didn't the animals like the old One? Waggles— 1 guess so. They ate him The Asparagus Canning Industry. Persons who are thinking of entering on the cultivation of asparagus will find some useful information oa the subject in the description of the asparagus-canning Industry in central California. The coast and river islands in the central west of the state contain overflow lands which are specially adapted for asparagus culture on a large scale. The climate and the rich sedimentary soil united to produce a quality and quantity of crop unsurpassed In any part of the world. Soon the possibilities of the situation appealed to the canning Industry. As-« paragus Is easy to can; It handles well, not bruising or defacing easily, ai)% It can be prepared and cooked by any one, whether skilled in cooking or not. Ten-years ago it was thought the sale of 120,000 two-and-a-half-pound cans in one season was a record never to be surpassed. Last season between 75,000 and 90,000 cases, containing two dozen two-and-a-half-pound cans each, making between 1,800,000 and 2,160,000 cans were disposed of. The industry has received such. an Impetus with the revival In trade that several new gigantic asparagus farms have been started. The Neglected Hedge Fence. There Is nothing more unsightly than a neglected hedge fence, says a writer in Homestead. I have seen them on both sides of the road, which is made impassable by snow drifts in the winter time because of them, and In the summer time they make the road so exceedingly sultry and hot as to render travel very trying to man and beast. Hedge fences, like evil traits of character, naturally tend the wrong way. If I had a fence of this kind it should be kept in good order if I had to hire an extra man, but to prevent the employment of the extra man I would rather have some other kind of good fence. As I pass by them this time of year, looking like an Indiana deadening, with a few oranges left on them from last year's crop, I feel sorry for the man who owns a farm with a neglected hedge fence along the highway. I believe the best use that could be made of them would be to cut them out, make posts out of all the trunks even down to two inches in diameter, which will make good stakes, and then keep the growth down by some means and put up a good fence, using the posts the hedge furnished to make it. Effect of Cold Shown on Michigan Peaches.—The peach crop in Michigan will be very small this year. About the only counties in what Is known as the Michigan peach belt that will have a crop worth considering are Berrien and Van Buren, where the reports indicate that they will have respectively 25 and 7 per cent of an average crop. The counties along the eastern side of the state make a much better showing than those in the interior. There is a marked similarity between the percentages, which indicate the prospect for a crop of peaches In the various counties, and the low temperatures reached in the respective counties during the cold weather last February. The temperature in the counties on the west side of the state, with the exception of Berrien and Van Buren, was much lower than the temperature of the counties on the eastern side of the state.—Michigan Crop Report. Clover vs. Timothy Hay.—No dairyman, alive to his interests, has any business to feed timothy hay to bis dairy cows. This hay has the highest market value and about the poorest feeding value of any hay upon. the market. So let the horseman have the timothy and the dairyman the clover and rowen hays. Suppose a dairyman has produced a lot of timothy hay upon his own farm; there is no reason at all why he should feed the same to his cows. Better far to sell this timothy for its market value as horse hay and buy clover hay with tbe proceeds for the cows. This practice will result in a big saving to any dairyman. Plowing.—Plowing is an important factor in saving soil moisture. The reason why lands wash so seriously is that the plowing is too shallow and it is frequently done when the soil is in an unfit condition. The plow should be run as deep as possible, being set slightly lower each year until the top soil Is eight or ten inches deep. The best plowing is that which leaves the soil In the finest state of division. Cloddy or lumpy land cannot hold a large amount of water; therefore it is Important to plow when the land is neither too wet nor too dry. Whey for Hogs.—A Canadian cheese factory which makes from 120 to 140 tons of cheese In a season utilizes al} the wbey in growing and fattening bogs of which It keeps about 400 during the busy season. This prevents what is one ca\jse of trouble at some cheese factories—sending borne sour whey in tbe milk cane wbicb taints tbe next day's millc. The pigery is situated at a'distance of 600 to 700 feet from tbe factory and kept as clean as possible, tbftt It pay apt give off gj, «$9ri tp Still More Counterfeiting. The Secret Service has just unearth* id another band of counterfeiters and secured a quantity of bogus bills, which are tery cleverly executed. Things of great value are always ae* leoted 'for imtta-tlon, notably ' Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which has many imitators but no equals for disorders like indigestion, dyspepsia and con* stipation. • A Kansas City restaurateur made a Coup de main selling ^ "iced soups." "Fot the Sake of Fun Mischief t* Done." 'A tttsf Amount of mischief is done, too, because people neglect to keep their blood 'pure, 'ft Appears in eruptions,' dyspepsia, 'indigestion, nervousness, kidney diseases, and other A&ments. Hood's Sarsaparilla. cures all diseases promoted by impure blood or lorn state of the system, It is just about ten years since the modern automobile made its first appearance as a practical road conveyance. Ask Tour Dealer for Allen's Foot-Ease, A powder to shake in your shoes. It rests the feet. Cures Corns, Bunions, Swollen, Sore, Hot, Callous, Aching, Sweating Feot and Ingrowing Nails, At all druggists and. shoe stores, 25 cts. Sample mailed FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy. N. Y. The class of 1876 at Harvard con« tained 14d members. In 18 years only 105 have ratirned. Wnen It comes to making Improvements In all branches of railroad service, the Baltimore and Ohio railroad does not have to retire from the front rank. As "nothing Is too good for the Irish," so nothing Is too good for Bal-' tlmore and Ohio railroad patrons, and a progressive step in dining car service Is being taken. The Royal Blue Line dining cars are being shipped as rapidly as possible to change the interiors so that each car will have a' table d'hote compartment and a cafe, where the service will be a la carte. This part of the car will have easy chairs, tables and other conveniences of a first-class cafe, where gentlemen can smoke and eat without interfering with those who prefer a different state of things. A Salt Lake widow, owning some property on the east side, was much ofrended to receive a.notification from the city to "cut her weeds at once," The lluttlefloia Koute. The veterans of '61 and '65 and their friends who are going to attend the tbirty-third G. A. R. annual encampment at Philadelphia in September could not select a better nor more historic route than tbe Big Four aod- Chesapeake & Ohio, with splendid service from Chicago, Peorla and St. Louis on the Big,Four, all connecting at Indianapolis or Cincinnati, and thence over the picturesque Chesapeake & Ohio, along the Ohio river to Huntington, W. Va.; thence through the foothills of the Alleghanies over the mountains, through the famous springs region of Virginia to Staunton, Va., between which point and Washington are many of the most prominent battlefields—Waynesboro, Gordonsville, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock, Kettle Run, Manassas, Bull Run, Fairfax and a score of othera nearly as prominent. Washington is next, and thence via the Pennsylvania Line direct to Philadelphia. There will be three rates in effect for this business—first, continuous passage, with no stop-over privilege; second, going and coming same route, with one stop-over in each direction; third, circuitous route, going one way and back another, with one stop-over in each direction. For full Information as to routes, rates, etc., address J. C. Tucker, G. N. A., 234 Clark street. Chicago, It is a sign of spring 1 when the gun clubs put forth their shoots. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That Contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering It through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should neVer be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do Is ten fold to the good you can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and Is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It Is taken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold by Druggists, price Too per bottle. Hall's Family Pills are the best. The reckless balloonist is apt to take one drop too much. Help Nature Help You! Vitality cannot cure disease, HIUOSS your boar's kept clean Inside and out. Caeoarets Candy Catnar- tlo keep It ole.in Inside. All druggists, Wo, 25o,50p. With what stationery ye write ya shall be written unto. * mi rap YOU DRY, Ron't be <p9le<jl with ? mackintosh; or rubber coat. |f you want a coat that will keep you dry In the hardest storm buy th« Fish Brat«j Slicker, if not for sale In your town, write for catalogue to A. J. TOWER. Boston. Mass.

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