"MOTHERS' FRIEND" Shortens labor, lessons pain, diminishes danger to Wo of both mother and chim and leaves her In condition . more favorable to speedy recovery. "Stronger after than before confinement «ays a prominent midwife. Is the best remedy FOR RISING BREAST ' Known »nd worth tho price (or ihftt alone, Endorsed wul recommended by mldivlves ana >)1 ladles who have used It. Beware o( substitutes and Imitations. Makes Child-Birth Easy, Sent by Express or mall on L™cclpt of price, •1.00 per bottle. Book "TO MOTHERS mailed free, containing voluntary testimonials. BB1DF1ELD REGULATOR CO., ATLANTA, (U. SOU) DT ALL DROOGISTS A SHORT JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA IN FIRST CLASS STYLE The Southern Pacific Co ••SUNSET LIMITED" TRAIN. Over the Sunset Route— New Orlean» to Los Angeles qpd San Francisco. WHS discontinued Apr.l IGth. TLc superior accommodations given ttt great number of patrons of the above .rvin darlne the past tourist season, • grants thi> announcement of plans tit next season of finer service with •-idipment superior to anything yet *oowD-!n traniscontlnennil traffic. took for earl? re-luauiruratioo of LIMITED" tnis.faii. POWDERLY ON THE "POOR MAN'S DOLLAR. HATCHED FIVE PYTHONS. For Home Seekers. The Southern Pacific Co. "Sunset Spute" In connection with the "Queen ind Crescent Route" are running the only line of through tourist Pullman Deepen leaving Cincinnati ever* Thursday evening for Los Angeles and |*n Francisco. These excursions art specially conducted, and the object-Is to enable tho»t •ho do not care to buy the first-claw f..nnd trip or one way tickets, to enjoy « comfortable ride with sleeping car frlvllegee and no change of car» at the 'try low second-class rate. For further Information, address V>. a. CONNOR. Commercial A*t. 8. P. to., Clnclnnntl, O. W. G. NEIMYFK. O. W. Airt. 3. P. •«.. Chicago. Hi. «. F. MORSE, G. P. * T. Afl 8. P «o.. New Orleans, La, TIME TABLES. Leave lot Chlcaw 3;i5air; SflOam; laapm; SSlO . m; n* P m; 1 :00 p «, Leave !« am; T» a m; 2:16 p » ; atoio Bradford 3:00 a m; 12:8S p m:l :10 pm i 8 ; »0 a, m; 2:Wi p m. nve B m; 11:00 * m; 1 :69 I eave P for'lxmlB»IUti ]Sfi6 R m; 1 *5 n m- Anlve fwmLoul»>lll« a*B u m; l S5 p 111. J.. A. MeCtHAiOUGH. Agent. Logansport. WEST BOUND. 6 Local tttttbt. nceom (WIT « . Snn- " •*" I' ™ a at. Loom llmlti-d dallr, -o]d no4J'... WJ( p n ' «'............ • »•» t> . 3 Jo v » , .lu.iw n in a at. Loom llmlti-d dallr, -o n 1 last Mall dally. '°'d no «'............ 7 Kansas City expresn dally old jio-ll 5 -"ac eiprens dull? fx Enn 'old no lo , ,Tto. KAST BOTJNI>. Z N. 1. * Boston Urn a dully 'old no 42.. 2:41 11 ro c, no , . 74 Local m. Jiccoia. d«llj«xann ......... 12 60 p m EEL IUVEB DIVISION. WEST BOUND. NoSiarrlw ............................................ No87 arrive ........................................ EAST BOUND, .toot mbor Wl tht,o n on a .Uver „«,.. One .,lver d.U.r «,.» «... buy b«th.lf what .t will »ow,»-d doUur » ,Uy will theu h»ve to work two day. In ordc, to part ha.e two ,I!vor <lolla« a, he uow obt»| U . for one dollar of eold, or of .llvor, por b ° »* ¥ANDAL!A TBAINS LEAVE LOOANSPORT. IND. FOB THE NORTH, .No 6 for St Joseph, <1"1U o< |"" ( '»'- ''Hi J ™ Mo 14 for St Joseph, iliiliy n bnndaj ..... b.'S No a ex Sunday tor fontii Beml..- ........... » •«-.' »> No 8 has thrown parlor car, Irdlanapoiln to - l! SOUTH Tho dollar or.lt. poor m »u to the dollar wh.ch he earn., whether The workl.no.. ., cnt.tled to tho he,t lo the n, B rk«t f »• m ,,ch hU «!Ml.r »• •«.. the *,»» Of the .nUlloualre, and '-«^ "' J°| ^ *„„ .hont for a «l«.p do.lar, for free and ..limited ool>»c* *• ' hol<ld ""° MD hi. biinnor: "T1IK DK8T IS NONE TOO GOOD FOR Mt.. _ __ GOLD HAS GROWN CHEAPER, THE RATE OF INTLREST TESTS THE SUPPLY OF MONEY. IF Gold U becoming .career and h« appreciated »» v»loe itt .llwr -to «U C h ,up P o M ,l appreciation they attribute ent.rely ril decline .n WHY n». the Interest •tonOlly? IN 1873 .The aoTororaent of the Iciest on the public debt. IN 1896 Tho Government of tin United Stntei luw to pay pot cent liiteroit. rate for borrowed money on a B old ba.i. dcellnert Doltoil Statoii had to pay 0 per cent In- only 3 to S 1-2 portlmf the farmur's wheat, corn and other product.. , chars™ for trHUportlDg hi. wuent, corn and other product.. Instead of becoming scarce and dear, gold has become cheaper. If it had not increased in quantity more rapidly than the demand for it the interest rate would have advanced instead of declining, Ko 13 torn Indlanapolbvliitoil'iix. No 15 Cftily except Sunday..... ..... .......... .»*» p m For complete time card, giving all tralnB tat 1 •tatton., and tor full Information »• t, rate.. B. A. Ford, • General 8t Loul*. Mo. , . Ind. !>i8EASES-OF THE SKIN. The ; intense' itching and smarting jiic; dent to eczema, totter. Bult-jheuin, and othe; disease* of tho. skin .fa. inatautly. nlliiYed by applying Cbamberiiiin'B Eye nnd, Skin Ctotnient. Many Very bad oases l.avc been permanently cured by il. It is cqnnll.T efficient fpt.itchinK piles and a favorite row edy for sore nipples; ..chuupe^ i/nnds,' ch:.-, blalns. iroot bites, and • chrome sore eya For «ale by druggists, o|_25 cents per box. y'a.Condition For/ilors, tb?; me needsv/lien Jn bn<] COMM - SILVER AT PARITY SECRETARY CARLISLE EXPLAINS HOW • IT IS MAINTAINED. A Comprehensive Review of the. Flmw clal Inu'e, Written From n Nonpnrtlsan Standpoint by One Tlioronffhly Competent to Pai» Judgment, Secretary Carlisle has written the following letter on the subject of tho maintenance of the parity between gold and silver: . "Mr. James P. Helm,'Louisville, Ky.: ~ 77 MY~DEAK" SIR—Your letter askinR how the silver dollars which contain a quantity of bullion, commercially worth only about 53 cents, are maintained at n parity with gold, notwithstanding the fact that tho government does not directly redeem them or tho certificates issued upon them in gold, is received, and, as a great many inquiries upon tho same subject ore addressed to me daily from different parts of the country, which it ia impracticable to answer in detail, I take advantage of your favor to answer them all at once. "All the standard iilvcr dollars issued from the mints since tho passage of the act of 1878, now amounting to moro than (5-183,000,000, have been coined on public account from bullion purchased by tho government, and are legal tender 'in payment of all debts, public and private, without rccard to the amount, except when otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract between tho parties. They belong to tho government when coined, and they arc paid out by tho government at a parity with gold for property and (services of all kinds, and received from the people at a parity Yrith gold in the .payment-of all public dues and demands. The government has made no discriminations whatever between tho coins of the two metals, gold having been paid upon its coin oh- lications when gold was demanded and silver having beeu paid when silver was demanded. , "Under this policy the coinage has been so limited by law nnd the policy of the treasury department that Iheamouut. coined has not become so.great ns to .flrivo the moro valuable coin, gold, out of use and thus destroy the basis of our monetary system, and BO long as tho two metals" aro of unequal commercial value, at the ratio established by law, this limitation'upon the coinage is m my opinion, absolutely essential to tho maintenance of their parity in cfTccvins onch-ii^os. It constitutes the principal safeguard for tho protection of our currency iigaiust- the depreciation which tho experience of all countries has. shown would otherwise result from tho attempt to aso two IcRttl toudor coins of tho same denomination but of unequal vilnos Jf the limitation wore removed, confidence in (.ho ability of tho government to preserve equality in the exchangeable value of the coins would bo destroyed, raid tho parity would bo losu before the amount of silver coinage had become really excessive. "With free and unlimited coinage of silver on account of private individuals aud corporations the government would bo undor no' moral obligation to mam- tain die parity, and, moreover, it would be unable to : do-so, because tho -.volume of overvalued silver forced into tho circulation by legal tender provision would soon expel gold from tho country, or put such a premium upon it that. it would bo impossible to procure and hold iii.the treasury a sufficient amount to provide for the redemption of silver on presentation In order to maintain tho .parity under suc-h-conditionn the government would be compelled from the beginning to exchange gold'for. silver, dollars, and their ' paper'represbutativBs, whenever . demanded, just'the 'aftine iw>it now-exchanges gold for its own notes v.-hen demanded; and .as the coinage of silver dollars wpuld be railimited,ttnd,there- '.ftwe,'•-.;• conittntlr/v»»w«» in «t, B polnt would soon bo reached where it would bo impossibly to continue the process of redemption. "The implied obligations of. the government to preserve the value of the money which it coins from its own bullion for its own use, and which it forces its citizens to recieve .in exchange for their property and services, has been supplemented by the two statutory declarations which substantially pledge the public faith to the maintenance of that policy. The act of Jnly 14, 1890, after providing that the secretary of the treasury should, under such regulations as ho might prescribe, redeem the trous ury notes issued in the purchase of silver bullion, in gold or silver coin at his discretion, declares that it is 'the established policy of the. United ^tat-es to maintain the two metnU c* a. parity with each othor upon tho present legal ratio, or such ratio as may be provided by law;'and tho act of Nov.], 1803, again declares it to be 'the policy of tho United States to continue the use of both gold and silver as standard money and to coin both gold and silver into money of equal intrinsic and exchangeable value, such equality to be sccuroc through international agreement or by such safeguards of legislation as will .insure the maintenance of the parity of value of the coins of tho two metals and tho equal power of every dollar at all times in the markets and -in the payments of 'debts.' A Mutter of ConQdonce. "With knowledge of these assurance; tho people have received these coins ant have relied confidently upoii tho gooc faith of thoir government; and the con fidonco thus inspired has been a inos potent factor in tho maintenance of thi parity. The public has been satisfied that so long as our present nionetarj system is preserved the government wil do whatever its moral obligations nut express declarations require it to do, am very largely as a consequence of this confidence ia tho good faith of the executive authorities the silver coins have not depreciated in value. It is not doubted thnt whatever can bo lawfully done to maintain equality iu the exchangeable value of the two metals will be doiio whenever it becomes'necessary, and, although silver dollars and silver certificates have not up to the present time beeu received in exchange for gold, yet if the-time shall over corac when the Surprise of an Ex-Circua Man on His Return from Europe. ,e«t tho BRS» on Hl» Sure and th« Electric l.ii;lit UK* tlie Rerit-- Kecord. Five little pythons that were hatched by electricity are pluying about the home of Benjamin Fish, a retired circus man, who lives in Bridgeport, Conn. A monster female python was shipped rom New York u yeur ago. consigned to a large circus corporation. The py- hon wus confined in a large wooden box. Somewhere near Stamford she escaped. A great hue and cry followed the escape, and from day to day the newspapers priatcd the stories of farmers in various parts of Connecticut who said they had seen the gig-antic snake. rVhen the cider crop had nil been put. away in cellars, says the Now York World.less was heard of the snake. She probably died in one of the cold waves ast winter. ' _ In looking over the box which had been occupied by the pythoness Mr. Fish found six -wgs. He put them in a box and took thorn to his office. Here he' exhibited them to his friends for n few days. .Then he put them on top of his safe. About that time Mr. Fish was ittlled to Europe on business concerning the estate of Mme. DemitriusCallias Bey. As a matter of safety'Mr. Fish hod a large electric arc light put over the safe in his office. "Xo burglar will dare to gro near tho safe now." lie said, as he was about to lenve. Mr. Fish returned after a little more than one month's absence. He was sitting in his office one morning when lie hesircl a curious crackling- noise coming Irom tho top of the safe. He found that the noise came from the box of python egg*. He lifted oft the lid nnd nt the same.moment dropped it on the floor and .lumped backward five tent. From the eggs in the middle of the box there stuck out. a flat, blnck head; with beady eves that glittered like dewdrops. A li'ttle red mouth opened nnd aV-tipped parity ciranot be otherwise such esc'httn.CTS will bo macio. "It is the duty of tho'secretary of tho treasury "»ud of all other public officials to execute in good faitli the policy cli;- clorccl by' congress, and whenever ho shall be .satisfied that Hie silver dollar cannot be kept equal in piu-chnsiii^' power with the prold duller, except by rcceivirig it • in cxchancfo for the gold dolli'.r, when snch exchange is'demand- ed, it 'will bo his duty to ;jdopt that course. But if onr.prpscnt: policy is adhered to a.ud tho coinage is kept within reasonable limits, cho means horotofoi-6 employed for the maintenance of tho parity will doubtless be fBund sufficient in the future, and our silver dollars and silver certificates will continue to circular at par with' cold, thus ouabliujr the people to use both metals instead of one only, as would bo the case if the parity •was destroyed by free coinage. Yours • J. G. CARLISLE." WORST- KIND OF .INLATION— Mr. Bryan does uot follow his argument to its logical conclusion, but flies Hie track as • soon as he gets-silver to $1.29 per ounce.. When we consider that -silver is beinir; produced for from 40 to 50 cents an ounce we begin to realize the' enormous profit there will be in free coinage for the silver mine owner. Every, drill would be started to drill silver, and mining companies could realize •a.proflt of irom 200 to 800 per cent. '-..All .the idle,capital : in the world, that cpnld geVjni'p the 'mining" and. .coining business wpnW get in, arid the, result -would 'be that the volume of currency would be. made rotten by money for which the government would not be responsible. No worse calamity could happen to » nation. "TOOK IT LIKE CANDY," tongue was playing- like a newly-smitten tuning- fork, while asharp little hiss filled the room. ' "Only two glasses of claret with dinner" soliloquized Mr. Fish, "and no nightcap, and nothing- but coffee with my breakfast. Temperance has its rc- v.-ards. I haven't a. bit of doubt the thinc-'s alive, but—" Well. Mr."Fish called in the neighbors. They stood around with bulging eyes and watahed the newly-hatched snake. lin.Tnm; their jor when another .egf* begem to crackle and a second black flat head appeared. One by one three other eggs hatched. The sixth egg was bad. "What d'ye suppose hatched em, you being tv temperate man?" all the neighbors cried. "Electricity, as sure as you're alive, replied Mr. Fish. "There were some fakirs following us around.the country who advertised that 'electricity is life, but I took no stock in it on account of Tjeople being killed by lightning and electric-light wires. But now! see that it is life Nothing in this world butthat electric light hatched those, snakes. What I'll feed 'em on is what bents ""Give 'cm the bottle." said a wise fa thcr ol five. Mr. Fish had n bottle fillet! with warm milk, a short rubber pipe ending- in o thick biting-piece ran fron .he neck, of the bottle. Mr. Fish presented (he end of the rubber to the oldest little python. "Took it like candy," he says, m telling of th<> experiment. "Why, bless me if the little Oev.il didn't swig away at it like an old sailor at hisgrog. I though I'd'n' died when he turned his .blink} little eyes on me and winks bareback queen." Mr. Fish took the snakes homo, and he Ii"s"k0pt. thorn there ev-e'r since. Kncl young python has his own-bottle. The snakes are growing finely, and thc.v are now as big as Oic ordinary g-arler snake 3 nc finite in a country garden. They plaj with the children.of Mr. Fish's house roll down the stnirs and slide down th< banisters with equal joy, and their )if< is one grand, sweet.picnic; "Mark my words." says. Mr. Fish "soraft-Hindoo snake charmer will wi n -fortune training those snakes.^ 'i' _ can do everything now but talk. Jl hey re the smartest snakes-1 ever .-aw." PUlfi nofc» swim. -dipt. Alfred Plat,t..of Burlington, >> J ,. has. a' drove, of, hogs that have re cently inn si Tested a great liking fo the writer. 'They visit the be:ch do-il. nnd disport.'themselves In the surf, t litter'of piyaCwere taught.to swim.be fore they were two days old; and now regularly, accompany their elders. . Electric Lllflit" for Policemen. Paris has. tried .the experiment o equipping a squad, of. policemen wit portable electric lights: , As-. : a resnl they have been able to explore dar corners and have made n wopderfa .renqni .of arrests of outcasts, and utreft yajcrrnnts. W Uy^B^ "Everybody Likes It." T» PLUG Everybody likes "Battle Ax" because of its exceedingly fine quality. ( Because of the economy there is in buying it. Because of its low price.^ It's the kind the rich , men chew because of its high grade, and the kind, j the poor men can afford to chew because-of its great size. A 5-cent piece of "Battle Ax" is almost twice the size of the 10-cent piece of other high grade brands. INI For sale by B. P. KEESLING. VICTORIA'S HENCOOP. Britain'! Queen Owu* Some Fluo Specimen* of Poultry. • There arc plenty of proofs that tho •tastes of Queen Victoria are decidedly domestic, but none seems more convincing than that she is an enthusiastic chicken raiser. The royal aviary, or, as .the good New England housewife would call it, the queen's hencoop, as de- ecrlbed in tho London Feathered World ,by Artist Ernest M, Jessop, is a very elaborate affair. The qneen has her head "chicken iman," who is aided by a large corps of experienced assistants. For 40 years 'the royal poultry bens were under female supervision, Mrs. D'Albertanson, 'now' in charge of the queen's room at the kennels, being 1 supervisor. A man THE QUEEN'S CHICKEN MAN. named Hammoud nas succeeded her. He knows all about chickens, then- value nndfhcir. artful ways. Many bv'ucds arc kept in the- royal 'aviary-^ohl and silver-spanned Ham- bnn»s, r° lcl and silver-penciled wnrl black ones besides: Black, white, and speckled Dorkings strllf ubo " t '" com " pauy wjth proud American 'Plymouth JJoelcs', black. JJinorcns, white Lrgrhorns, \ndnhisiuns, white Kocks and Houdans. American Plymouth Bocks :ire, by the y.',iy.a:«bn!r the qiicen's favorites; • _ • The bantams, as usual, are the pride of the rooF-t. .One, nnnicd .Toby is as tame as a kitten. He is Hammond's .toy. \Vhcn the keeper claps his hands Ihe widget 'runs to him, jumps upon his hand and chanticleers to his heart's de•"•'• ' i jot are tne wim turucys 11?.ported from i Car.ada, but now thoroughly natural-'.; >.?d. Two beautiful golden cag-lts are- among the curiosities of the collection..,/ One was captured 3d years ago in TOrnr/; Kor forest. There are AyJosbury iluc'xs. -; but not many. There tire'also fro!de»?; pheasants and piprona.of various kinds;,-: An nvorage cf fiO c?ps a day arc l.Mt^ by 1-be hens. They go to the c-astlesi-; Buckingham palace and Osbornc Iwuse":; only, . • - -,.' The qnccn has nn apartment at th*f? pviary. It is a brig-ht, sunny room. w:t5i,v nearly ' p.uro white walls. A case ct ; i stuffed birds shot by the pticcr con-v, sort is tlie principal ornr.i'nent. :^' The aviary was once one of the po7itt-: ; ; lar resorts of the'royal family, 'and • ;tea service of dark blue -ind whit I>rcs<Jcn chinn is still fa the house. Tha royal aviary, as well as t" .kennels, is on the private road botwe Windsor "i:d Fro^rnorc. nnd-wh?B Windsor the <j«ecn never fcils to.lo- at some of her pets dnily. The pict-.ir used to illustrate this stcrv arc righted by the artist, E. M. .Tcssup. There are indications of omong As a me _ . jloug their, lines in-that state riart system lias called a mcetii: oon»u]t those -who wish lo^cuHivate;^ \ogctnble.<?, to the cud that Ui«_ «iml the railroads may muf.usHj O:IL-I.I other in producing and market: vegetable crops. Thfl proposition awu'e by the riant system lh.it Inegro r-rs shall meet anil form thcmsolvcsil nn association in c:\ler that they K ^ be cffoclually bent-tiled. ;;nd it oiterslwji turnish the "best SMI?.' list c.i«- be ss^ cured of various orops thnt can,-bog grown successfully i" that section cost, v.-itteui ar-y cliargcs for - tntion. There are indications of coopcraUoit^ imong the truck farmers of Florix.*,^ A.S a menus of encouraging'truckprcw^ The chickens are let out daily ijr batches! of the same breed for.an hour's run on the. grass. For breakfast they get soft food and for the evening men, •they 'pet. an abundance of wieat. .There ' is'np noepital at the royal aviary. As poon as one of the birds appears to be oiling it is.puttodeajrhnnd.afterwardr cremated. . . . ' Tlie:most. formidable creaturfs in ib". ing For A Vtm-il tully if you taUuc»oofinc T= MICHIGAN AND LAKE TRANSPORTATION CD'S LE9ANT STEAMSHIP .--.!?!in*« bctw~» ChlcuBO and MQeWn:..; i:,tand four timtt every week. '. -, ^ H".rl»y Spring.. PC-XMI ~ Ilin ', Write ; for- our .1-on.i!: rcftdlDg matter, .free., atilt your nearest • *&.? Addree» Jos- Borolxlit-.i LAKB A «UCH. ASI0' fc*.«™ 8CFERIOB T«AN*. «#»' S M ,h.ndl«.W»i.r«U "- 1 -" 1 -'
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