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MAIL SACK GLEARS '
SUSPECT OFTHEFT F
FOR THIRTY YEARS CLERK HAD
BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE
FOR MONEY LOSS.
BLAMED BY THE INSPECTORS t
Bag Repairer Finds Registry Envelope 1
Caught by Corners at Bottom of Old N
Sack Where It Was Held While a
Sender Cried Thief. q
Peoria, Ill.-llev. Charles 11urdette, c
brother of "Uob" Hurdette, the humor- t
ist, has been vindicated after 30 years n
of any blame in connection with the
disappearance of $3,500 from a regis- 1
tered letter packago sent out by the
Peoria postoillee of which he was reg
The $3,500 disappeared after it was
put In 12 registre( letters by John
Comstock, a wealthy resident. The
evidence wias all against young Bhtr
dette and after the first investigation
had been made Comstock demanded
that Gen. B. W. lagee, veteran of the
Civil war and p;0stmuaster at Peoria,
immediately discharge the registry
"Can't do anything for you," said
the old general. "I've known Charles
since he wias able to walk. I knew all
his folk. They aire honest ( and the
boy is honest. They are friends of
mine and I won't discharge Charlie."
Thcn Comstock carried the matter
to Washington anid an inspector camc
down from Chicago to make a full re
"Charlie" told him how Comstock
appeared at the registry window with
the names of 12 mei to whom lie was
sending money and asked that the let
ters be registered. Coistock had
asked him to watch him put the money v
in the envelopes, which lie (lid. t
ie also told the inspector he had t
placed the 12 envelopes in one large a
one and had put this large envelope g
at the bottom of a mail sack, in ac- d
cordance with the custom at that time, c
with the regis--try book on top of the a
registered mail. On top of this he d
placed the regular mail.
The railway mail clerk, who had I
sent the registry book back with these
Start of the lil-Fated Letters.
32 letters unreceipted for, was investi
gated. IHe said they were not in the
mail sack and Isurdetto said ,..they
* The, inspector. iade his report and
*it .was uifavor-able to Durdette.' When
th 'r'eport had -beeri - considered at
- Washington a 'letter camne -to General
Magee advising him of what -tihe in
spector had reported and suggesting
* that' the best thing to ~do unmder the~
circumstances was to d.ischarge younig
General agee wrote': to Washinig
ton: "This boy is all re'al and ~I am1.
not-going to brand him bWydischarrginf
him.'t Angl Burd'tte coentinued ,as rn
IUn'rdette wvas workIng- to- get Anney
to study foir the ministry and when he
was ordained as a mninister' was as
signed as a misnionary in Assam, In
dlia. In far away India Burdlette made1
good as at missionary and afteri 20'
years' service camne back to the
United States and accepted a call to
an eastern church, le new has a1
pastorate at Springfleld, Mass.
Into the i'epalir shop at San Fran
cisco a few days ago an old battered
sack was sent to be patched. it was1
a veteran and to repair it meant pr'ac
tically to make a now sack.
The first man to inopect the tsack
deoided it needed a. now bottom and,
with a knife, he ripped the leather bot
tomn off. Then lhe saw above it a big
manila envelope, caught. hy the cor
ners, which served practically as a <
* falso bottom. IHe opened the envelopc I
and- found it to contain the~ 12 Com'- I
stock letters and the missing $'d500.,
The maulila envelope was not much|
difterent in' color from, the leniier. !r
harp'-efenhihd been peeing info'thiq
mail bag each...tirl~p.it was..emptied I
for 30 yers without dincovoring tho'
treasure. Tur-ning the mail bag up-<
side down uand shaking it had no ef- I
* fect on the envelope, for it was held<
firmly against the leather under whieh I
Mta corners had slipped. .
;ORPSE FOUND IN THE
RIVER IS LOST AGAIN.
ISHEBMAN LANDS CASKET BUT
LOSES THE BODY IN HIS EF
FORT AT REPCUE.
West Point, Ga.-A fisherman dis
overed in.i the Chattahooche - river. al
asket containing .the body- of a young.
oman. 'In removing the casket frdmi
ie stream, the lid became unfastened,
lowing the body to fall back into the
treani. The officers at once be-'
an a searching investigation -into the
lystery. .The body had been in the
rater probably a week. The casket is
costly pne be.ing trimmed with ex
uisite material. So far as could be
-arned no woman is missing from the
Dmmunity who would fit the descrip
on of the body given by the man who
iade the discovery.
In draining a fish basket from the
tream, the casket became enmeshed
Corpse Found In the River,
1ith a lot of driftwood hanging to
bie line, and was dragged to view. 'In
ent on pulling the uncanny find
shore, the fishermnan, with difficulty,
ot hold of one end of the casket. In
rawing It up a steep bank, the weight
f the body forced the lid off, allowing
form, handsomely clad in white, to
rop back into the river. The fisher
ran say he got a good view of the
30WER GUM CHEWERS WASTE
louthwestern Genius invents a Device
by Which it May Now Be
KXtnsas City, Mo.-Always, just
vhen the world seenis about to
reathe its last gasp, someone comes
dong with an idea designed to give
he poor old creature a new lease on
ife. This has been true in many in
;tances-if the theories of the inven
ors be accepted. Say in the case of
he porous plaster, the gin rickey, the
3osy) trot, the fried oyster and the
lilt bmw. Now a so'uthwvestern genius
as once more revived our hopes of a
ontinued existence by inventing a de
*ice to measure and store the power
eretofol'e wasted in the mastication
f chewing gum. Jaw units are t'io
mas of computation. They are reg
stoed -by a mechanism'. somewhat
Ike that which records temperatures,
ieight and weather conditions for bal
oonists. It is very small and is con
ealed at the point wvhere the wire
smnes in c6ntact with the band around
he neck as shown in the illustration.
\ somewhat similar arrangement on
he other side' of the lady's neck, and
vrhich would prove worthy of exam
nation if she only would turn around,
stores the power.
This miniature storage battery is
letachable. When a battery is filled
t can be taken off and put in5 the
>ocket and another -connected wvith
he machine. The power may thits
)e utilized for winding the clock, put
Conserving Wasted Power.
lag out the fat or performing other
ousehold duties. A sufficient amount
f it, withdr(wn from it e .riginmil
:toragcecases and concentrated, might
>e useud in operating a movinig Picture
nachine or in other ways adding to
he tuerriment of nations.
The inventor believes that if ho can
~et orders in sufficient ilnantities', 'ho
an bring the -cost of -'construction
own to a point where the computing
nd generating machinery can be
~iren free with a package of chewing
um IHI points out -that once the ar
iele is introduced the money will fair.
y roll in for the manufacturers in the
ale of additional storage batteries.
Pupils Kick on One-Dollar Gowns.
Plttsburg, Pa.- --Graduation gowns to
ost not more than one dollar are to be
opuilar amonk teachers and parents of
'ittsburg. Hundreds of young women
re in tears, .however, over the stanid
aken by the; parents and principals,
nd~ many wjirmly declare that they
vil not try to pass tho examinations
or graduation if they cannot we'ar
om(.thing better than a "cheap (1ld
ollar dress." ~The principal reason
or .the move is that a great percentage
f those who are graduated cannot af
ord to spend $26 or $50 on a gradua
ion drasn. as do the richer girl.
Prof. btork-And how are we got
ting on with our studies, Ernestine?
Have you been' promoted to the fly
lug class yet?
Little Miss Quacker-Oh, no, pro
fessor. Mother has decided that I
Bhall not take that course. She says
anybody can fly-but only the best
fatnilies take to water naturally.
WOULD LIE AWAKE ALL NIGHT
WITH ITCHING ECZEMA
"Ever since I can remember I wan
a terrible sufferer of eczema and
other irritating skin diseases. I would
le awake all night, and my suffering
was intolerable. A scaly humor set
tled on my back, and being but a
child, I naturally scratched it. It
was a burning, itching sensation, and
utterly intolerable, in fact, it was so
that I could not possIbly forget about
it. It did not take long before it
slread to my shoulders and arms, and
I was alinost covered with a mass of
raw fle.Ah on a'count of my scratching
it. I was in such a condition that my
hands were tied.
"A inumber of physicians were call
ed, but it seemed beyond their med
ical power and knowledge to cure
me. Having tried numerous treat
ments without deriving any benefit
from them, I had given myself up to
the mercy of my dreadful malady, but
I thought I would take the Cuticura
treatment as a last resort. Words
cannot express my gratitude to the
one who created 'The Cuticura Mira
cles,' as I have named them, for now
I feel as if I never suffered from even
a pimple. My disease was routed by
Cuticura Soap and Ointrient, and I
shall never cease praising the wonder
ful merits they contain. I will never
be without them, in fact, I can almost
dare any skin diseases to attack me
so long as I have Cuticura Remedies
in the house. I hope that this letter
will give other sufferers an idea of
how I suffered, and also hope that
'tivey will not pass the 'Cuticura Life
Saving Station.'" (Signed) C. Louis
Green, 9209 Chestnut St., Philadelphia,
Pa., Aug. 29, 1910.
Home and School.
Home and school are two different
sphercs and have of necessity differ
ent duties to perform and different
work to accomplish in the training and
.teaching of the child. But unless the
ideals are the same and unless there
-is a systematic attitude of mind be
tween petrcnts and teachers, the best
rronlt clinnot be achieved and the
child must suffer.-Mrs. E. L. Frank
in, Secr-etary Pareats' National Edu
etiornal Union, England.
Important to N.Mttiers .
IEamnie carefully every bottle of
CASTfOIA, a safe and sure remedy for
ifants and children, and see that it
1 i as the
ih Use For Over 30 Years..
- The Kind You Have Always Bought.
No Apparent Reason.
.Reporter--Colonel, you and I know
there was money used in electing Lit
tiebrayne. llow much did it cost him?
You imay as w~ell tell me, for I'm going
to. find out.
Politician-What makes you think
R~eporter-Why, blame it, man, he
was ,elected !..
IADIES CAN WEAR SIHOES.
onn size rsmailer after using Alien's Fooct-RVase, the
atntlsepi~c powder to ho sh'nkgn into the shoes. It
snakes tight or new shoesa fotn en.yf gives instant
re'lief -to corns -and hunions. This is an easy test;
Sprinikit Alien's Foot- HipSo in one shoo and .ttot, in
the ot her nnd ntotlicothe di f'erenco. soldoveryw her,
2rc...ion't aaccept any subtihtute. For FREE~ trial
packnge, address Atlen'-olm Sted, Le~oy, N.Y.
"I am afraid that man speaks before
he .thinks." .
,"H~e- never thin-ks."
TO DRIXVE UTMT
Take the Ol 5aari 1Wvd 0 tov A8T A s S
olllLL TioNI~O. Yat know what, you arp taking
Trho formula is pilalyl printed on ever bottle.
showing it, Is simply Quintlit inad iron in 'a tainto
less fornm. The Quini no drives out, the'malaria
cnrithe Ir ll 'i i up th syse n. Sold by all
*Mrs. Woggs-Sho is enormously
Mrs. Boggs-Yes. She was an only
wife, you know I
Taylor's Cherokee Remedy of Sweet Cum
and Mullen is Nature's great renty
Cures Coughs, Colds, Croup and 'Whooping
Cough.andfallI throat antd lung troules. At
driiggiati, 25o, 0o and $1.00 per- bottle.
A man likes to repeat the smart
things his children say, because he
imagines it is hereditary.
WEAK BACKS MADE STRONG.
Backache in most cases is kidney
ache, and usually accompanied by ir
regularities of the urine. To remove
the pain -and weakness you must cure
the kidneys. Do so
with Doan's Kidney
Pills. Mrs. Perry 1111
* man, Monongahela
City, Pa., says: "I
was so bad with
kidney disease I
despaired of relief. I
-far h a d inflammatdry
,5"r rheumatisin and final
JMr ly dropsy set in. My
ankles became bloat-.
ed, my heart was affected and the
doctors gave me no relief. Soon after
using Doan's Kidney Pills, I grew
stronger and ere long 1 was able to
do my housework."
Remember the name-Doan's.
For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a
box. Fostor-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Went Swimming at 92.
"The Grand Old Man of Highgate
Ponds," William McKenzie, long
known as "grandfather" by his fellow
members of the lighgate Lifebuoys
Club, has passed away at his North
London home. lH was in his ninety
Up to six weeks ago Mr. McKenzie
was bathing in Ilighgate Ponds, where
he had bathed for many years. Ill.
unfailing regularity at the ago of !2
probably constitutes a record in unta
(ion. Until three years ago he jolnc .
in the winter lifebuoy bathing srorts.
ills practice was to walk over tl:e
t wo miles from 1lighbury and back 1(
his swim.-Londn Chronicle.
Dare to Be Happy.
Let us never be afraid of inn"ove:Z
joy; God is good and what he does !z
well done; resign yourself to every
thing, oven to happiness; ask for the
spirit of sacriflce, of detachment, ot
renunciation, and above all, for th
spirit of joy and gratitude, that gen
uine and religious optimism which
sees in God a Father, and asks no
pardon for his benefits, We must
dare to be happy and dare to confess
it, regarding ourselves always as the
depositories, not as the authors of our
Cause and Effect.
"I see from the papers," said Daw
son, 'that there is a great scarcity of
chorus girls this year."
"I was afraid there would be," said
Wiggles. "It's only another case of
cause and effect. The French chain
pagne crop has practically failed, and
lobsters are scarcer than hens' teeth
this season."--fHarper's Weekly.
A Matter of Size.
Wife-I want a cap, please, for my
Shopkeeper-Yes, madam. What
size does he wear?
Wife-Well, I really forget. His col
lars are size sixteen, though I expect
he'd want about sizts eighteen o twen
ty for a cap, wouldn't he?
For COLDS anid GIRIP
Hieks' CAvI'DINIC 1s the beat rcmedly
lieves the aching and fever-Ishnes--ecures the
(Cold andt restores normalt conditons.- it.'s
liquid-effects immediately. 100., 25c., and 50c.
AL orug Bsqres. -
Father-I think the baby looks like
Mother-Yes, it shuts its eyes to an
You will sneeze; perhaps feel, chilly.
You think. you are catching cold. Don't
w-alt until' you knmow~ it. Take a dose of
Hlamlins Wizar-d Oil andyujsta'
catch cold. . o - stca'
And the man who is driven to drink
by adversity probably would have it
brought to him by prosperity..
ONLY ONE "r1RtOMO ~9UJNINE."
That ii LA XA'liv.N nnt(hOo QININ IC. Imok fot
the signataure of 10. wV. onltC. Usedoi thu Itorld
over to Cure a Gold in One Day. 250.
Every penny saved means one less
pang of foreboding. -
Is only one of ma
dure through weal
4 \ organs. Mrs. Lis
D~r. it V. Pierce
"At times I w
organs Wvere ve
wvas very weak
This was my c
tion ' for aboul
health ivas nev
Dr. Pierce's Favo
Is a positive eure for weal ness and disca
infiammation, heals ulceration and soot he
Do not permit a dishonest dealer to sub
record of 40 years of cures. " No, thani
Dr, Plerc.'s Picasant Pellets iaduce mild
Color m oeods brighter and faster colors than any e
Sg isamont without tipping apart, Write for tree bool
It's an easy matter fot a married
man to keel) posted on what's going
on in his home neighborhood.
All druggists sell the famouns Herb rem
edy, Garfield 'rea. It corrects constipation.
A woman's club somnetimes reminds
a man of a hammer.,
to ugly. grizzly.,ra halrm. Ha
f1e-Oh, yes; I write verse occasion
Dlly-but I tear it all up as soon as
I write it.
She-Ah! I know you were clover.
Plenty of Time to Fatten Up.
Cheerful Old idiot-I say. you'fl ex*
.use me, but d'you know that you are
Lho thinnest policeman I've over seen.
Robert-Yes, I'm a now hand, and
haven't got to'kilow the cooks yet.
Garfield Tea corrects constipation,
cleanses the system and purifies. the blood.
Good health is maintained by its use.
Her savings are the saving of many
a business girl.
Restored to Health by Lydia E
A woman who is sick an<
try a medicine which has th<
Vegetable Compound, is, it
for her own wretchedness.
Richmond, Mo. - " When ru
months old I was pronounced
I had a consultation of doctors
of ulceration. I was in bed f
and was pronounced to be in a
insisted that we try Lydia E-. 1
and brought me six bottles. I
fore it had all been taken I w
friends hardly recognized' ie.
Woodson Branstetter, .Richmi
There are literally hundr
the United States who have
old remedy, which was prod
thirty years ago by a womat
Read what another woma
Jonosboro, Texas. -6"I have
ble Compound for myself an
qualled for all female diseas(
anything. I wish every anotlih
to use it as there would b)0 len
I am always glad to speakc a
ham's Vegetable Compound, ai
testimonial."-Mrs. James T. .
Since we guarantee that
lish are genumne,-'is it not fa
Pinkham's Vegetable Comn1
these women it wvill help any
from the same trouble ?
For 30 years Lydia E. Pink!
Compound has been the stanti
female ills. No sick woman
herself who will not try this fa
Made exclusively from roots
has thousands of cures to its ci
If the-slightest trouble
you do not unders'tand
'Imktm at Lynn, Mass., for bi
free anid always helpful.
A woman can straighten up a man's
dlesk in fiye milnet's so effhetually that
he won't be able t6 find anything he
wants- in five hours.,..
ny symptoms which some women eiau
cness or displacement of tho womanly
.zie White of Memphis, Tenn., wrote
as hardly able to be on my feet.
I every pain and acho a woman
[lad a very bad. on'se.- Internal
iry much diseased and my back .
.I nuifered a great deal with
shes, in fact,'I suffered 'all ov~ar.
mtditioni when I wrote to you for,
taking your .'Favorito Pr-escii
three months. cuan say that"mny
se of the ferrninihe organism. It alhtys
pain. Tones nnd builds up the 'nerves.
stitute for this nmedicine, whwich hast s
k you, I want what I ask for."
natural bowcl alovcmuent once a day.
ede.One 10nk ofr all fibers. They dyl
e-owto Due, sleach and Mar Colora. M OARg
Seven Pensioners in One Family.
Seven brothers and seven, asisters
living in Foulshiam, England nand the
adjacent parishes are receiving old]
age pensions. The oldcat of the seveni
Is eighty and the youngest seventy
one. TheIr united ages total 5i30
years. Their father was Philip Lam.
CREOLE" HAIR DRESSING3. PRI
SuynsRheumatism ~eod rl,1,vi
patus~~~~ ni h os m back tWt
'a-ollel its!'Oto-14is tnodeamorphinle
opuz, cocalue or~ dr deaeth
p0in. It noutralisr the livid and driv
out all' rheumaxtic lpoio from the mya
tem. Wrto I rof. MUn on, Od and e
erson t. a..1 110. or medical
vice, abeolutoly free.
R E fNVE M 13 I R
f r C o u ~ & o o
a I teto pr.
It NA LF.-Miovletro Ifim Ioonte
.Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
i suffering, and won't at least,
record of Lydia E. Pinkham's
would almost seem, to blame
Read what this woman says
.y second daughter was eighteenv
a hopeless invalid by specialists.
and they said I had a severe case
or ten weeks, had sinking sp411s,
dangerous condition. My father
inkhani's Vegetable Cdmpound,.
[ soon began to improve, and be
s as well and strong as ever,-mr
%o great was the change." - Mrs*
eds of thousands of women in
been benefited by this famous
iced from roots and herbs over
i to relieve woman's suffering.
ue Lydia E.Pinkham's ' geta
i daughter and conside; it une
is. I wou1 not be witiOut it for
r In Americacould be Prsuaded
a suffering among our then.
ord of praise fir Lydia ~. Pink
nd( you are at liberty to use this
Lawrence, Jonesboro, Texas..
all testimonials which we pub
ir to suppose that if Lydi E.
>ound had the virtue to help
'other woman who is sufferirig
ard remedy for
does justice to
and herbs, and
appears which ,
,write to Mrs. '
or advico-it is N#
A Country School for
Girls in New York CIty
.Boat Features of Country and City L.ife
.Out-of-door Sports on School Park
o''35 acres near the Iludson River.
Vl Acadat orso from Primary
for Advanced Special Students. Mu
eto and Art. Summer Session. Cr
fleatbo adnt ito Coilgo. School
liss Baos s d Hiss Wblten, iveadale Ave , sear 252d St., West
RLeadlers siigl u
I anyding adver
tised in its columns should insis upon
having what they ask for, refusing all
subtiututes or imitations.
IDEFIANbE STARC *ie li-ns,
"sr ayu u Thompson's Eye Wateri
W. N. U., A TL ANT A, NO. 11-1911.
ss DYE S
Is celd water better than any other dye. Ysu ean di.
? E D RU G 00O.. QuIno., ||In~soi..
borit, a carrier between F'oulsham and
INorwich, who had a family of 16, alh
born in Foulsham and of whom 11 are
now alive,. ie h
The longer we lietemore we'
realize what we might have done buti
Di n oI