EXPECTANT MOTHERS, "MOTHERS' W« Otter You a REMEDY Which INSURES Sifcty ol Life to Mother and Child. .., Robs CoBJInemenlflfllsPalii, Horror and Risk. \ My wKo used "MOTHEfiS'FBIEND" bo- I . fore birth of hor llrst child, sho did not suffer from CHAMPS oi- I'AINS—wasqulckly ' t relieved ut tiio critical hour suffiTlng but I little—sliu liad no r^'is afterward and her recovery wns rapid. • '- E. E. JonxSTON, Eutaula, Ala. Sent by Mail or Erpress, on receipt of price, JI.IKI pur tattle. Book "To Mothers " mulled Free. BHADFIFI.D lIKtitll.ATOR CO.. AtlinU, G«. SOLD B7 All DKVOOI8TS. A SHORT JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA IN , ; , ' ; FIRST CLASS STYLE The Southern Pacific Co "SUNSET LIMITED" TRAIN. Over the Sunset Route— New Orleani to Loa Angeles and Sao Francisco. WM discontinued April ICth. Tbf Nperlor accommodations given tbt great number of patrons of the abovt trftln during the past tourist season warrants tbo announcement of. plant tor next season of Oner wrvloe wltt> •qnlpment superior to anything ye' kmown In transcontinental trafflc. Look for early-, re-lnauituration ot ., ^BtfNSHT LIMITED" this fall. For Home Seekers. The Southern Pacific Oo. "Suneei •onte" In connection with thu "Queen Ud Crescent Route" are running the only Hue of through tourist Pollman Steepen tearing Cincinnati even Thunday evening for Los Angeles an( •an Francisco. These excursions, ar* speoially cos •noted, and the object Is to enable thoi -who do not care to buy, the flrst-clas round trip or one way tickets, to enjoi "•» comfortable rldo with sleeping cat privilege* and no change.of cars at th* "•••ry.low; second-class rate. for further .Information, address > . Q. CONNQB, Commercial Agt. 8. P ••>., Cincinnati, O. . TIMETABLES. CUBA'S BOY SOLDIER. He la Eleven Vearn'Old and Foiur Feet In Helffht. Uttlo RHinon Stole » M»a«er Blflo from* Spanlnh Soldier and Then- Tramped k Lod(T DlHtanoe to Jcift- tbe Patriot Army. ... i . The smallest soldier in the 'Cuban army is Hamon-Fonseca, son of the fighting Col. Fonseco, whoso guerrillas worry the Spaniards a,bout the city of Puerto Principe, He is 11 years old, and four feet' in height,-'and. weiglis about SS pounds. He has been to school for a paa-t of the time, but he knowa more about skirmish lines than he does about arithmetic. ; He is ns familiar with the whirr of Mauser bullets as an American boy Is with the chirp..of :tli« cricket, and he can look into the flash of a Spunish volley without winking. . Littlo Eamon's father, says the New York Journal, forbade him to go to the front, so he live^'on a. farm ;ju»t but-_ aide of Puerto Principe with an uncle who is supposed to be loynl to the Spaniards. One afternoon a few month* ago a Spaniard column passed by the Panseca estateTand a hungry soldier slipped from the ranks to forage on liia lown account. Tho soldier spied a fine jpullet, nnd laid down his Mauser rifle -In the tall .grass-so as to give chase with greater swiftness. ' little Rftmon, who was hid in the house near, saw the net, and made hi* plan with the promptness of a veteran. He stole from the shed and hid the rifle under some old straw in one of Lhe stores, and then got out of the way as fast as hi« stocky little legs would carry him. The soldier danced and swore, and called on t>he saints until the rear guard was nearly out of sight; then he remembered that Cuba was not a safe place for soldiers straying from .the columns, so he captured a pig to make peace with the sergeant and hurried after the column. Eamon said nothing to his imrent, but after supper, when it ,<was dark, he shouldered the rifle ami started out to find his father's troop In the foreete that cover the foothills of the Sierra Najazes. It was a long, tramp through the hottest part 'at Camoguey, laid waste by fire and sword, terribly -still, and safe What good would "mow money" «• to a man in his position? —Chicago Inter Ocean. BATTLE WITH BIRDS. C«mo«t» M.n Attacked by * B1 B Flo«lt of Crunrl. The curiosity of Holph Hamlin, o San Fronciksco bridgetender and umnteur naturalist, occasioned him. a straugo experience on the Alameda marsies at daybreak. ' .As he emerfjed from his hut at way FargisJand bridge he noticed a sort of blue haze hanging over the marsh south, of the island which appeared to be ris- Leftte'lor Chicago 3:lBanii 5:00 am; 1-45 pm; Arrtteto? re Bkdlord 3K» a m; 12« P m : 1 =10 pm Le8Ye 4 lOT$miCT8:00 am; 830h m; 2:05 im- irrtfelrom Eflnei 7:« a m; IM <p • m; «»» P m. te»TeJorBlobinond IM am;S:4Bam;iaOpm, L«aTef ntoiz* a m; l;03p m, ArrlVB from Loul»tUle 8:OB B m; lift P m. MADE A DASH FOR HIS HUT. 74 . . BKL BIYlDB DIVISION. WBBT BOUND. fANDALIA No « for SUoupa, dallj ei 8nndiu....lMl » ™ So U form Joseph, d«llJ «x Sunday-... 6:16 a m No 8 ei Sundw lor Sontn Bend ............. 8 36 p m No 8 ba> through p»flor cur, Indianapolis to - )8 NO 16 . Jl -^^ L^aniport, Infl.' Or, B. A. 1'ord. Qen«r»I. •AKUkt. 0t Loulll, MO. Keep Cool by Using THE KELLEY Shower Bath RING Hot-Water-'. , ; . . Proof Hose -, »2 IxpreM id, S8e. prevents Wettlni Bead I loot or Walls. HomlMB Water Closets. ,- Send lor Cttalpgne Trort :ftoor -W«t«r Cloutt, BelMctlnk Water Closets, Kelly 8lO|f^nd'Wwte Cock, ' ,-, THOS, KELLY & BROS., No. abi ' Madison Strict, Chicago. CUBA'S YOUNGEST PATRIOT.. only for the numbers of a pavty. When he struck from the main roads to the woods the darkness became so intense that he lost, liis way. Boughs of trees Btnick him in the face, and clinging brambles tripped him and tore his flesh, but he struggled on manfully, still lug- ting the ten-pound rifle. The moon rose, and, tired out, he soiux under a tree, where he spent the rest of. the night. At dawn he got up stiff ant hungry, but limped along pluckily, still 'carrying his precious rifle. ; The morn- Ing wore on and little Eamon still continued his search through the woods. At noon he heard the stamping of unshod horses' hoofs and saw mounted men approaching an opening in the forest. He didn't know whether they were insurgents or the Spanish guerillas, so he hid in o thicket of wild pineapples, and as they came by. he gave them the Cuban challenge: "'Halto, quicn va! Then he saw the red and blue cockade, and knew that he was among friends. It was a party of scoute of Col. Fonseca's force, who had started out from camp tho-t morning. Little Ramon was taken on a horse befotc one of them, nnd brought back to camp, rifle" and all, where be at once became a hero. After his pluckincss Col. Fonseca hnd not the heart to send him home, so he gave him a horse, a machete and a pouch of am-: jminition and enrolled him as a regular soldier of the tvoop. : At the battle of Saratoga, where the insurgents, under Gomez, -.for" three days stormed- the Spanish camp, little Bamon Fonseca rode each ilay under heavy gun fire in the foremost line of the attacking party. He.rode-aniid the smoke and shot as carelessly as the sol-. fliers. ' Men were wounded and fell dead about' him. but;to.him it wns pastime to be a renl soldier. He has been In other skirmishes since, and his comrades, alth'otigh they do not let him do guard duty. -say that he is about as good » fighting man as any of them. He is a bright-eyed, cheerful little fellow, nnd, although he is not up to the weight of his rifle, he carries it still, and Dhows it with great pride.. Gen. Gomez has' promised to make him on officer when the. war is over. .. • The -Iwy patriots. 'In the American nnny have always been a feature, chiefly us drummer. boys,, and at times they have distinguished . ' themselves for bravery, in the .thick of th^fight, .Mote 'than 'one veteran 'of the civil war is to• day drawing a pension for , service* when a mere lad'IriTil'ii teens. ing nnd falling. Armed with a snot- gun he proceeded to investigate the phenomenon, and much to his surprise and delight discovered that the wavering bine line was an immense flock of crones, most, of which were dancing with outstretched wings and fencing with their bills. His curiosily overcame his discretion. Hamlin drew closer to the birds, but' being attacked by two. of the largest wns compelled to use his gun in "-elf-defense. Immedi-. ately having discharged the weapon, he regretted his hasty action, for the whole flock rose as. one bird and, circling around him, made ft concerted attack upon him; After clubbing his assailants with the butt of his gun without apparent effect he made a dash for his hut. which he .finally reached without further injury than a few painful jabs from the spear-like bills of hi« pursuers, which .hovered round for some Wine, after he hndl escaped 'from their fury.. DEADLY KANSAS DUEL. Tbe Weapon* Bwd, Were l*r»e 8te»i» • Tractloni Engine*. The strangest d'iiel ever fought in America occurred -the other day in Jefferson county, KaaVnear the little town . of Totiganoxie, It was a battle between farmers in which steam traction engines were the weapons. When the battle waa'over one man was dead and both .engines were wrecked. . The threshing of wheat in Kansas is done by men who travel from one farm to another, with. their .threshers and traction engines. The engines travel from four to six miles an hour on country roads, pulling 'a- water tank, coal wagon, threshing machine, etc., behind them. •••••-.• A farmer named Ehrhart, hving.near Tonganoxie, 'had contracted : with Joe Peat to thresh his wheat. Peat had g-etner me nuge engines puneo uua snorted, the great driving wheels tear- Ing holes in the ground, neither paining an advantage. Then the men bached their engines several feet and aga : . pulled the trottles -wide open and if machines rushed forward. Again there was a collision, but this time it was not harmless. The huge iron monsters, weighing three or four tons each, had gained considerable momentum before they met and the noise of the collision was almost deafening.- Both men were now enraged, and each stuck to his post on the little platform behind the boiler and fire-box, from -which the steering apparatus, trottle 1 and reverse lever are controlled. As the engines met the one which Stevens •was controlling reared and then seemed to leap upon its antagonist. Stevens was thrown off the platform and the rr- coil buried him under debris, crushing the life out of him. Escaping steam scalded Peat so seriously that he was kept in bed several days. Both.engines we*'demolished and Farmer Ehrhart had to hunt up another man to do.his threshing. A'coroner's jury exonerated Peat, as it was conclusively shown that he was not responsible for the death ot 'Stevens. BOY HIT SOMETHING. H* Thoneht It W« » Squirrel, Bat It Fro red to Be nil Fa. Samuel D'Armond and his son, who is 15 or 10 years old, went into the .ivoods, three miles south of Madison- vllle, Ky., 1o hunt squWels. D'Armond spied a squirrel, which took to a tree, hiding among the branches. Fa-iling to get the squirrel to show himself, D'Ar- mond climbed the tree to scare out the game, telling- the boy to shoot the first ea . some trouble with his engine and did Solid wWh, Both . "•' 'The parents of twins; recently born In 'Butler, Mo:, named -them Gold and 811- '-ver.' ••' • " ••" ' •-.""• "'• ' ' - '•'. . MBETIKO OF ;THE, ENGINES. ; not. appear on the date agreed on Ehrhart became impotent • and employed John' Stevens, ar.othe'r thresher, •to-i do 'the work. .Stevens was told to come, as soon as he could, and a day later he started toward -Ehrliart's.f arm. ;He reached' the'.'gate. in ^ront.of Ehrhort's house at the some time that Peat arrived: Th'i latter had' repaired his en- : girie ; and was making h h'ste- to f ulBll his contract,' Coming from opposite directions the men met at the gate, and then they d isco'vered that .eachiwos bound toward Ehrhart'a to do the samewbrk. ^either man ,wbuld'_ yieldj'and each Declared his intention pi pulling into tho • e gate was so narrow that - ' gate biit : •BUI- « ,.through, and wtienTboth' opened the ; : trottlea, and Btartedi the -engines lorward.the ma-r cjhipes: cplUded.. .Wth their heads to'-',"," '•' ''. • ' •' ,,m- m Wasfi Bay Troubles are done away with, the washing is gotten out of hand and on the line hours ahead of time, with little work andnowor- •ry, when busy, hurried Housewives use CLAW ; Santa Claus is a pleasant, efficient soap for laundry and general use. Work,-, '^— well and injures nothing. Sold ev::"} .. ~cie. Made only by THE N. K. PAIRBANK COMPANY, CHICAGO. .... -.11. •.!••. iiiiii . . THE. YOUNGSTER FIRED AWAY. thing he saw. 'The boy took the gun with the abandon of an old -sportsman and- proceeded to walk around the tree in order to. get good aim,: His'father soon climbed : the free, and : was lost to view among- its branches. -. Presently the boy's vigilance was regarded by tie sight oi 1 what to. his excited imagination looked to be a squirrel, and, without a moment's warning/he fired away. • A howl ot rage and pain -infbrmcd him he hod hit something, and the number of not too elegant but exceedingly ^ forceful expressions that .reached his ' Mir convinced him thnt he had hit his father. The young hopeful had filled his father's leg with shot. Dr. W P. Ross was sxjmmoned to pick the shot from th<J injured member. The wounds- were pninfill,, but.the shot were.close to the surface, none penetrating the flesh to : nay extent. And he didn't get the squirrel. • • NO. 3 LAUNCHED. Bother Addition^ Navy-New Torpedo B o»t to Make 81.1-2 Knot, an Honr. Torpedo boat No. 3 has just been launched from the yards of the Columbia iron works-at Baltimore. This addition to the navy, which makes a, speed of 24% knots an hour, is one of the three under construction at the same .yards, each-of them being of 142 tons displacement They will be ready for service nest'March, but «nnnot nave their trial trips until tlie ice entirely'disappears from Chesapeake'bay,-as their.hulls ore exceedingly light. The same .company; is building the subaamne boat, for the navy The-new-boat will not be named when launched, but, as in the case of, No si-launched by the Hereshofs recently, -will be known by a number until a-decision is readied on tihe advisability of'-naming vessels, alter men, as in the cose of. the Gushing and Eracsson. •"' LOTS OF HEO'TAPE. EXt'nitve Correnpondonoo. Over » T.B Dollar OoTornment Aocoant. i A good specimen of gwerament-red tape:li»s just-turned up, One ofthe. judges .of the equity court,of the ** . n /-*^i. __i-.:n wirtrlia 11 Yi VviR.mi . In OUftES Con.tlp.0on Art. on For sale by B. P. KBBStlKG. v bis pa'ritii'?'!, -,, • •': -."JEtow dare you, sir?" .came the mdig^ nantf'and almost hysterical reply- "Go, *way-^go away, I. say. I'll report you. I'll'.- hav.c - jyjOu arrested. Call the con- ductbr,"' and so on. . .That 'pompous and bebuttoned indi- -vidual was called, and he, too, becoming convinced that those indispensable, ports of masculine attire, tqgelherj with the money they contained, bad; been purloined, also demanded that th*; lady should emerge and ffive thorn up. "There she is,'' shouted the own-cr of the missing garments,, "and she's got 'em on." " • • ' • ' -.• Sure enough, she had, and all the occupants of the coiywho had their head* through the curtain by this time, roared -'-with laugnter. There they, were snugly wrapped around her shoulders. She had occupied the berth be-. low the' farmer, and in' the dim light of- ; the car -had token his nether garments, ponderous and unshapely afflairs, from; the hook where they had, been hanging* mistaking ttie'm for 'ber own wrap,, •which turned out. to be almost of tie Kerne color. ::i?o , 'suit was' brought against the company. And this story ; is really true.'_ _ . ' out it is havins' a* much" his money as he would for a million. The bill . to two or three diflercnt-fimds,b'u',teachV time it has been turmed down by th* comptroller of the treasury. I-',, -. // The judge determined not to pay .tbe , bill himself ond asked the comptsroller for a written. opinion on the subject. The comptroller has just complied with this request by submitting a long 1 written opinion in which, lie discusses the meaning 5 of the various appropriation accounts .of congress and decides that "without doing violence to language" none, of them-can be ,heJd to cover th« purchase ol the chair and carpet. He suggests, that the expense be charged \a the contingent fund of the department of justice,' ' SLEEPING Wr«PP*d CAR EPISODE. * Gmtm«n«i M*d« tmt • Different Porpoi*. Lots of f nnny things happen on sleep- Ing cars. Every traveling man can tell: youmony stpriesconcerning them. Here is one that occurred oh the New>,York Central. It was about six o'clock one morning loot midwinter that the occupants of the Wagner were aroused^rom their slumbers , by .a yigproui bucolic voice from a middle section. ; : • '. • ; ; ; ?Stpp;that woman," it criedr"Bhea got niy pants nnd all my money." The" porter dasfted-.up the', aisle In time to see a female figure disappear through .the door-of .the.Jadie* 1 . dreMingr-room., .An explanation from the owner of the. big voice.- who.-had.jumped-out<of ii«.- : upper -berth in -hiB^balloonUke -jea*v 'demonstrated .that hia tFonsers had indeed goiie;" "X Tlgoroua thumping at the door of the dressing room 'ensued; FINALLY SHE CAME OUT. the porter culling out: "Come out at once, inadam, and give the gentleman A- Measure of Intplratlon. The -details -have been receircd at San Francisco of the loss of the German sfcaincr Itlis in the China sea on July ", when 75, nil but eight of tlie , : crew; Vent down. The 'bravery of), these men in the face. of dor, Hi and.: - th'eir eialted display -of pstriotism at ; the moment of dissolution form a mes- , eage of infipirBtipnj-tO'.all.ttcn of all nations. Wten.*»t itXwaB-known that the ship waw.tfbdwtdth^captnin gath-;,. ered his men nbOTit:hini,iind all jo;ued in a .mighty, cb'ebr.; for tbeir ^mpcror , nnd the fatiiilsn*" The sound of tlieir voices was yef.in-'lhe air when the ship „ broke in two. ': The end was now but - ; a few minutes off.' but in the words of the-report: "Just as a big wnvc came ..;. curling toward the lost vessel Gunner.. fiaehn requested ,the men to jom in : «in"-in'ff the national anthem. 1 ^y. - irra«ped each other's hnnds. and, wit* their voices singling wilh the howling,.of the storm, they went down to ri'- at n in the sea. 1 ' _ • '' . Rcntorc th« Zero Freezing Polot- . I-i the iKiste in which Hie democrats ,; ot 'Chicasro prepared tlieir plnUorm. thev forgot- to include the plaok de-. , clawing in favor of rcstoring.l.Ue natural freezing point of zero. Mankind•has suffered nnd shivered tremendously. . because of Ibis inhuman stanJoJ'', ot • tcmpci-aturo. ado.pted. undonbiodly at the inst Jjation of coal barons accl q«a«fc ; . d<y-tors. " Without waiting for tne aid : or ebrsetit of anv other nation, let--u»..; proceed to lower tbe freezing point an*,. to reform cor climate IB tbo interests of. the masses. ._ jutitJca u*. M".V,*-*J ^- --— i .. . trict of Columbia made up his mind a few.weeks',ago tho-t he needed anew; choir and a strip of carpet to lay before bis desk, .and he ordered his clerk to buy them. . • '-•' In .due'course of. time the bill aip- peared. Iti.wos for less t-lL",':.^--^-^-"^ That Spot... i .'',•: : . ••:•• ;:."-' ^ '•''.'•' First size of d dime; next « »ize of a dollar; then big as '!}' the palm of your Tiand., The end: entire baldness. Stop it. Ayer's Hair Vigor Makes Hair Grow J Cornfl on N**rvonfx >„ .... A-fliiroiXxlist KIVS tlni.l ncrvou* c-hil- cl'ren ,-m-. apt to hnvc corns, fins is.-, oftentimes 1-ocanso. such clinch tbclin- crcrs slijriitly. jilmost.impcrceptiiily. and'- are-JipMo druw "P thc 1OP!< ot l 'l° SU ""' e ' m™nr"iinil'it crivinps tm- iocs cn;l final-- lv irrlw1.>s the teii.H-r surface at tlio,. ioint."!. lie cmtihnsiws ;1 S' ;::!1 1:l ? t 1B .' \ 'i? not ioro.nl slioes^o mnch-as Ion? sMes;. i that should. \K worn : by prowirs: cail- : l'.1rcn. and ns.snris Uwt. the pO!)iicd-toe, 'I „,,„>, n?n ; n 'M. whir.'li xiicl) a caWloguROf. . jr.'.- -n-.i-ans --s;i.f h ' raili.vp:-«-nic' v.-crr ;ns.
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