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Beauty's Masque, -a careful treatise on the
care of the "outer self."
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THE ANDREW JERGENS CO.,
Quills never occupied a more prom
inent place in hat trimmings than
"ir*Yes," he said, letting her out an
other notch beyond the speed limit,
"the automobile has come to stay."
Then the machine slowed down, gave
shudder or two and a dry, rasping
cough, and stopped. "You are right,"
said his guest a few hours later as they
trudged wearily into town.—Houston
Tears of experience have taught
Michigan beet growers and beet sug
ar manufacturers many things oy
which they intend to profit in the
future. Most of the beet seed is im
ported from Germany, and it has been
found that in many instances Michi
gan gets inferior seed, which means a
poor crop. This year the Michigan
factories have sent an expert beet
seed buyer to Europe, who will see
the seed cleaned and packed for ship
ment. In this way Michigan will get
as good seed as is produced, and uni
formly up to the required tests.
SUFFERED BY ME, MABST0N
GEEAT AS MORTAL CAN STAND.
for Six Months He Conld Not Tarn in
Bed—He Telia of a Remedy Which
Has Given Perfect Belief.
The case of Mr. Marston shows that
jciatica can be cured, and no one afflicted
by it should allow himself to be dis
heartened. He was first stricken about a
year ago, and for six mouths he suffered
pain which he thinks the most intense
that any man could possibly stand.
Asked about the details of his remark
able recovery, Mr. Marston gave the fol
lowing account I was attacked by a
numbness or dull feeling just back of my
tight hip. I didn't know what the mat
ter was, but thought it was simply a
stiffness that would wear away in a
short time. It didn't, however, and
soon the pain became so very bad that
fery step was torture for me. When I
Jually succeeded in getting home, it was
just as much as I could do to reach my
«room and get to bed.
"The doctor was sent for, and when he
fitiA examined me he said I had sciatica.
He prescribed forme, and advised me not
to try to leave my bed. The advice was
unnecessary for I couldn't get out of
bed if I wanted to. It was impossible for
me to turn from one side to the other.
The moment I attempted, to move any
part of my body, the pain became so ex
cruciating that I would have to lie per
I suffered this torture for six months
^without getting any relief. Then I dis-
1 ^charged the doctor, and on the advice of
'«a friend I bought a box of Dr. Williams*
V,ivPink Pills and began to take them, three
^at a dose, three times a day. I was de
^/Jjjtermined to give them a thorough trial.
"Two months after I began to use
f&|them I was able to leave my bed and
walk about the house, and a month later
I was entirely cured and able to go about
my work as usual. I think Dr. Williams'
Pjjuk Pills are the best medicine I ever
used, and I heartily recommend them to
Anyone who suffers from sciatica."
Mr. Marston is a prosperous farmer
and may be reaeliecCby mail addressed
to Charles P. Marston, Hampton P. O.,
Hew Hampshire. Dr. Williams' Pink
PSIls have cured other painful nervous
disorders, snch as neuralgia, partial par
alysis and looomotor ataxia, They are
•old bgr all droggirta..
kseps the iktn firm wholesome and well nour
AadL thus retarding the range* of lime. For
over 30 years this Face Soap has been indis
pemtUe to its nq^lnrfyM,
25 cents A CAKE.
Woodbury's Facial Cream applied regularly
whiten* and preserves the natural condition of
the face (kin.
In case your dealer cannot supply you
send us his name and we will send prepaid,
to any address for $1.00 the following toilet
1 Cake Woodbury's Facial Soap.
1 Tube Facial Cream.
1 Dental Cream.
1 Bos Face Powder.
When the Editor read 10,000 plants for
16c. he could hardly believe it, out upon
second reading finds that the John A.
Balzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., than
whom there are no more reliable and ex
tensive seed growers in the world, makes
this offer "which is made to get you to
test Baker's Warranted Vegetable Seeds.
They will send you their Dig plant and
aeed catalog, together with enough seed
1,000 fine, solid Cabbages,
t,000 rich, juicy Turnips,
2,000 blanching, nutty Celery,
2,000 rich, buttery Lettuce,
1,000 splendid Onions,
1,000 rare, luscious Radishes,
1,000 gloriously brilliant Flowers,
ALL FOB BUT 16c POSTAGE,
providing yon will return this notice, and
if you will send them 20c in postage, they
will add to the above a package of fa
IBQUS Berliner Cauliflower. [W. N. U.]
Jack—"Why do you girls spend so
much time and money on dress?" Nell
(candidly)—"To interest the men and
•worry other girls."—Philadelphia
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAT
Tike Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet*. All drw
cf$t£ refund the money If it falls to cure*
£rovVt signature i§ on each box. 25c,
Iowa State Bystander.
Br BYSTAKSCn TVB. C«k
•onetimes as a woman grows
•i- aha beoomes less dressy and mora
Dr. Loeb predicts an era of "ma
chine Biade babies." Why not? Look
at our statesmen.
If Napoleon were alive to-day, hs
might remark: "Through the Simp
Ion tunnel lies Italy!"
Wall street has had another slump,
but the visible supply of lambs' wool
has not been materially reduced.
The report that Jobn L. Sullivan'
has lost his voice probably originated
In the old proverb that "money talks."
Through some strange oversight no
eollege professor has taken a fall out
of the wicked bachelors for a whole
Incidentally, would it not be a good
idea for the Philadelphians to put in
a few minutes praying for them
According to old records found in
Genoa, It cost $7,000 to discover Amer
ica. And tho money was certainly
Flowers will not be allowed in the
senate chamber any more, the sena
tors doubtless feeling they are sweet
scented enough as it is.
Some recent portraits of John D.
Rockefeller bear out the general im
pression that personal comeliness ia
not the octopus' strong point.
A New York business man has had
his tongue removed in order to savl
his life. But suppose, in addition to
everything else, ho had been a v.o
David Warfc, though 100 years of
age, is serving as a member of the
Canadian senate. Mr. Wark thinks
Dr. Osier may know more when he
A class of Wellesley girls has set
out to "jar tie professor's sense of
the aesthetic as far as possible." Need
It be announced in advance that they
He Is an unreasonable bachelor who
kicks against the proposed tax when
ha thinks of the tax which the mil
liners' convention is preparing to levy
on the married men.
We can't help sort of wishing that
Oxford -university would cut down its
new professor's salary, in view of
his advanced age. and consequent it.
ability to'vdo fufl "work.
A fashionable New York club ate
roast rhinoceros at a banquet the oth
er evening. This shows to what des
perate straits'the beef trust has driv
en even the well-to-do.
Dr. Woodrow Wilson suggests the
advisability of looking at the souls of
the directors of a trust before buying
any of the stock. This ought to nuke
business for the oculists.
One woman in a thousand has ap
peared. She received an eatable pres
ent from an unknown source and took
the precaution to have it analyzed. It
contained poison, of course.
Dr. Chadwick's daughter has gone
to work as a stenographer, in spite of
the fact that there are plenty cf man
agers who would have been glad to
give her a chance on the stage.
Tfce New York man who beat hiB
wife because she suggested that he
should go to work had probably been
reading Prof. Patten's argument that
all married women should be wage
The Now York woman who agreed
to give 51,000 a vol'ume for the works
of the late Charies Dickens must have
overlooked the fact that the novelist
wrote several of them after he was
40 years old.
The Dowager Empress of China has
sent the president a photograph which
makes her appear about twenty years
younger than she is. Every Ameri
can woman will appreciate her feeling
in tiio matter.
A Eoston man has proved, so he de
clares, that the earth is flat. We no
tice, however, that the automobile
makers continue to emphasize the
hill-climbing powers of their respec
Russell Sage characterizes the pur
chase of an automobile by John D.
flockcfeller as "a piece of foolish ex
travagance." "TJncle Russ" probably
forgot that Mr. Rockefeller can get
his gasoline at a discount.
After reading a novel called "Cold
as the Grave," a woman in St. Louis
took her life. One may imagine the
state of mind produced by a novel
with that name would smooth the way
to any sort of place where reading
matter was no longer ii request, j.
A machine for grinding corn has
been set up on the site of Napoleon's
former grave on the Island of St.
Helena. We might be inclined to feel
Indignant over this if It were not for
the probability that the corn grinder
was shipped across from America.
Consider for a moment, while dwell
ing on the fact that every man, wo
man and child In the United States
consumes on an average over thirteen
and a half pounds of coffee in a year,
how much other stuff these same men
wo.mcn and children drink that they
only think ia coffee.
In the New York supreme ooert a
ruling has been made that, despite a
contract, a theatrical manager may
discharge dn' stttor whose'servfeos ara
not satisfactory. And that doesn't
siesta s*t(6fac^o?y So tha actor. iiUwsr,
•UDINQ IN PROOREM IH 'WWTV
Mild Weather la Brlnglna Thousands
The splendid yields of wheat, oats
and barley produced by the farmers
of Western Canada and the exoelleat
prices received for the same, have
been the means of giving an increased
interest throughout the United States.
A* a result the inquiries made of tha
Agents of the Canadian Government
have nearly doubled over those of ths
some period last year. Railroad com»
panies are putting on Increased car
rying capacity to meet the demand
made upon them for carrying passen
gers and freight. Everything points
to a most prosperous year. There is
room for hundreds of thousands ad*
ditlonal settlers, much new land hav
ing been opened up for settlement
It is quite interesting to look
through the letters received from the
Americans who have settled in West
ern Canada during the past few years,
and considering the large number II
is surprising how few there are who
have not succeeded. An extract from
a letter written by Mr. Geo. M. Gris
wold of Red Deer, Alta., formerly of
Grever, Montana, written on the 2nd
ot January Is as follows:
"I am located 1% miles from
beautiful lake 10 miles long, where
there Is church, school, 3 stores,
creamery and two postofflces. The
fine stock, both cattle (cows and
steers) horses, hogs and sheep are
rolling fat, grazing in pasture to-day,
just a little snow, hardly enough for
good sleighing, as we just had a Chi
nook which has melted the roads and
laid bare the fields and pasture. There
are fine wheat, oats, barley and flax
raised here, also winter wheat and
timothy hay for export to British Co
lumbia. This is a mixed farming
and dairy country. This is the right
time to get a foothold In the Canadian
West, as it was some years ago in the
United States. We are free from
wind gumbo and alkali here and have
fine, clear soft well and spring water
at a depth ©f from 5 to 25 feet, and
lots of open everflowing springs."
Telegraphic advices from Medicine
Hat say that seeding has commenced
at Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and other
points. At the former place tne tem
perature moderated gradually until on
the 19th the maximum was 45 and the
minimum 26. Thermometer readings
since then have been as follows:
£0th, 47 and 38 21st, 64 and 34 22nd,
66 and 39 23rd, 48 and 40 24th, 48
During the last few days in Feb
ruary considerable ploughing was
done near Lethbridge. P. A. Pulley,
a recent arrival from Montana,
ploughed and harrowefi fifteen acres,
and E. Laliborty about the same
amount. Rev. Coulter White has also
been harrowing his farm. All report
the ground frost free and In excellent
condition. Bricklaying has also begun
in town. At Hartney further east on
the 25th February the sun was warm
and bright, wheeled carriages were
in use and the plowed fields look as if
tbey are ready for the press drills.
There is every appearance that spring
has arrived, but farmers do not wish
to be deceived by appearances and
consequently have not commenced to
nse their bluestone and seed wheat/
While J. M. Barrie was composing
his play, "Peter Pan," he went to a
children's supper-party. Among the
guests was a little boy whose healthy
appetite provoked from bis mother
the pleading thereat: "You will be
ill tonight." "No, mother, not till
tomorrow," was the calm response of
the contented creature of the moment.
It caught and pleased the ear ef Mr.
Barrie, who put it into his play, and
promised to the juvenile joint-author
a halfpenny royalty upon every per
Wanted—Representative in every
community. Money-making home bus
iness. Any one can do it. Find out
what it is. Send address. M. Jl
Donohne & Co., Chicago.
A prominent New York manufao
turer of sporting goods has a daugh
ter who, during a recent trip abroad,
made an effort to be presented at the
royal court of Italy. After due in
vestigation. she was refused admit
tance on the ground that her father
sold merchandise. She cabled at once
to h,er father, and the next day re
ceived the following reply "Absurd!
It isn't selling. At tne price, they are
practically given away. See cata
logue." The court attendant stretched
a point, and present her as the daugh
ter of a great philanthropist.
The craze for giving and accepting
coupons for purchases of merchandise,
to be redeemed by prizes, was given a
more or less merited rebuke by Nat
C. Goodwin. He bought a bill of goods,
and the salesman offered him the cou
pons that the amount of the purchase
called for. Mr. Goodwin shook his
head. "I don't want 'em," he said
"You had better take them, sir," per
sisted the clerk "we redeem them
with handsome prizes. If you can
save up a thousand coupons we give
a grand piano." "Say, look here," re
plied Mr. Goodwin, "if I ever drank
enough of your whisky or smoked
enough of your cigars to get a thou
sand of those coupons I wouldn't want
a piano. I'd want a harp."
An Ex-Sheriff Tarks.
Scott City, Kan., March 20th—(Spe
cial.)—Almost every newspaper tell*
of cures of the most deadly of kidney
diseases by Dodd's Kidney Pills,
Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Rheuma
tism and Bladder troubles, in fact any
disease that is of the kidneys or caus
•d by disordered kidneys Is readily
cured by this great American remedy.
But it is in curing the earlier stages
of kidney complaint that Dodd's Kid
ney Pills are doing their greatest
work. They are preventing thousands
of cases of Bright's disease and other
deadly ailments by ouring Kidney Dis
ease when it first shows its presence
In the body.
Speaking of this work Ex-Sheriff
James Scott of Scott County, says:
"I have used eight boxes of Dodd's
jKIdney Pills and must say that they
!are just the thing for Kidney Disease.
We have tried many kidney medicines
but Dodd's Kidney Pills are ths best
Nearly all the industrial schools of
Russia, are connected with- large fao
pttrles and the students receive wage*.
EXTEND USE OF
Legislation Proposed Making
Each Good for
PART OF THE PROGRAMME
Anti-Pass, Primary and Mileage Book
Laws Urged These Are Three
Most Important Measures of Pro
gress for Consideration.
Des Moines, March 24.—It is "be
lieved to be quite definitely settle!,
says the Register and Leader, that
the progressive programme in the
legislature of Mie coming year will
Include at least three reforms of the
greatest possible importance.
These will be:
First, the adoption of a state wide
primary law, including provision to
enable the people to nominate United
Second, the abolition of railroad
passes of every kind, except those
issued to bona fide employes of rail
Third, a law to compel the railroads
to sell mileage books good until used
and for the indiscriminate use of all
members of each of the families whose
heads purchase them.
Of course many other Important
propositions are under consideration
and probably several others will find
places on the programme. But it i3
certain, practically, that the threi
which have been mentioned will be
pressed to statutory expression, if
that outcome is within the realm of
It is barely possible that the propo
sition for the regulation of the sale of
mileage boks may assume another
form, and that reduction in freight
rate may supersede the plan to en
large the utility of the passenger
mileage book. Of course the sugges
tions bear a close relation, but it is
apparent at once that whereas the en
largement of the scope of usefulness
of the mileage book as proposed
would inevitably result in a materially
increased income to the railroads, re
duction of freigh rates might result in
decrease In revenue, depending on its
effect on the quality of shipments.
Recently indications have arrived
at the surface that influences which
were counted against the primary law
will stand for it, at least nominally,
and in many quarters among the
friends of that legislation there is de
cided encouragement based on other
and more tangible reasons. I
And at no time since the adjourn
ment of the legislature of last winter
has there been serious doubt that the
session of 1906, whether of the same I
assembly as that of 1904 or of a new
ly elected one, would enact an anti
pass bill in more drastic form than
that which has gone before the legis
lature of Iowa from the desk of John
Hughes, three times in the past six
SCHOOL BOY MURDERER.
Ruth Campbell Dies of Old Wound In
Kansas City, Mbrch 24.—Ruth
Campbell, aged 16 years, the daughter
of a Kansas City attorney, is dead
here as the result of a bullet wound
received in August last, when Walter
Ralston, her school boy sweetheart at
Chariton, Ia., is alleged to have shot
her as the result of jealousy. At the
time the girl apparently recovered,
and the case against Kalston was
Chariton, March 24.—News of the
death of Miss Campbell was received
with much surprise here, as it was
thought that she had completely re
covered from the wound in the breast
inflicted by the bullet from young
Ralston's revolver. The shooting cre
ated a great sensation at the time.
Ralston was arrested, and was in jail
for two or three days, when he was
released on bond. Later on, when the
girl had apparently recovered from
her wound,the charges were dropped.
So far as is known none are now
standing against Ralston.
Ralston is the son of a well-known
conductor.now running between Chari
ton and St. Joseph, on the C., B. & J.
He is still in this city.
At the time of the shooting the
Campbell family lived in Chariton,
but they have since moved to Kansas
Consequences of Sioux City Fire.
Sioux City, March 24.—Six law suits
claiming damages aggregatin $50,000
were begun yesterday against the Pel
letier dry goods company for loss of
property in the big fire here December
23. The fire started in Pellitier dry
goods store in a Santa Claus window,
and negligence is alleged because of
inflammable decorations and lack of
fire fighting facilities in the store.
These suits were brought by tenants
of the upper floors of Pellitier build
ing for the loss of their household
goods, one suit for ten tbousan is for
the death of Genoa Brockway, the only
man who lost his life in the fire, and
two are brought by neighboring store
Eleven Cents in Pocket.
Manson, March 22.—Dr. Tousley, an
old corn doctor, who has come here
since the town was started, dropped
dead in the Long Hotel. He arrived
in town yesterday during the day,
but had complained of feeling sick
but not seriously and died of heart
failure. He was nearly 80 years old.
A card in his pocket gave his place
of residence as Sioux City but the au
thorities being notified there could
not place him and he may be buried
here by the city. He had but 11
cents in money on his person.
Editor Faulkes Dead in Missouri.
Cedar Rapids, March 22.—Editor F.
W. Faulkes, of the Cedar Rapids Ga
zette, died yesterday morning at Ex
celsior Springs, Missouri, of heart dis
ease. He had been indisposed for a
number of months and left Cedar
Rapids with hopes of regaining his
West Libertv, March 24.—"Mike"
Slatterly, a well known passenger con
ductor, who has been with the Rock
Island many years, was killed yester
day. The unfortunate man was as
sistlng his brbakeman to set out a
coach when he was caught between
the bumpers -and crushed. .v.-t7j,-v-.
CAUSED BY WRICKM#
Ditching «f Rock Island Train Was
Iowa City, March 22.—Train wreck
ers were undoubtedly responsible for
the ditching of the westbound Rock
Island flyer at Homestead, twenty
miles west of here at one o'clock yes
terday morning. Investigation subse
quent to the wreck disclosed that one
rail had been wholly removed and
that all tho spikeB had been drawn
from another, though it had not been
taken up. Marks of the draw bar
were traceable on the spikes, remov
ing all doubt as to the popslbillty of
the wreck being attributable to na
tural causes. Railroad detectives and
the local sheriff are co-operating in an
endeavor to secure some trace of the
robbres. They were evidently fright
ened away as they did not show
Fortunately, no one was fatally in
jured though the escape of the elxty
five passengers was nothing less than
miraculous. A visit to the scene of
the wreck at daybreak disclosed the
train lying in a heap at the bottom
of a thirty-foot embankment. It was
running at full speed, probably forty
five miles an hour, when the engine
left the track.
A. C. Hotchkiss. Rock. Island, en
gineer, hands and feet severely scald
ed by escaping steam.
William Smith, Rock Island, fire
man, head and shoulders bruised in
leap for life down embankment.
W. Valleock, Chicago porter, head
C. J. Pomeroy, Newton mail clerk,
L. A. Webber, Council Bluffs mail
clerk, head cut.
Mrs. L. Cross White, Sergeants,
Colo. arm cut and bruised.
The train consisted of a mail car,
baggage car, chair car, smoking car,
observation car and three Pullmans.
The engine left the track first and
plowed along the ties for perhaps 300
feet, very materially reducing the
speed before it toppled over the high
embankment. This delay enabled
the engineer and fireman to shve their
lives by jumping and so reduced the
speed as to save the passengers from
serious injury. The engine turned
completely over and stood on its head.
The baggage snd mail cars were com
pletely demolished. All the other
cars left the track with the exception
of the observation car which was at
tached to the rear. It seems almost
incredible that more passengers were
not killed as the chair car and Pull
mans rolled down the embankment.
BLEE MURDERS BROTHER.
Isaac Sailer is Shot Down in Cold
Blood at Swan.
Des Moines, March 23.—James Blee
killed his half brother, Isaac Sailer,
with a Winchester yesterdaf at Swan,
after a quarrel over land matters.
Blee surrendered and is held on a
charge of murder in the first degree.
He claims self-defense.
The murder was the culmination of
a. long drawn out quarrel between
Blee and Sailer. In the division of
their father's estate, both men claim
ed title to land near Swan. Their
quarrels have been frequent and ou
ter. Prior to yesterday, however,
neither man, although angry, indulged
in personal violence.
Yesterday morning, according to
the story told by Blee, he was driving
past the Sailer home, when Sailer
came out of the house. They resumed
their previous quarrels over the title
of the disputed land. Blee stopping
his team for that purpose. Then he
claims that Sailer said:
"You want to keep away from here
after this I've got a gun."
Sailer, he says, started to reach for
his hip pocket at the same time.
"Don't do anything rash," Blee re
plied, but claims that Sailer paid no
heed, continuing to advance upon him.
Then he picked up his Winchester
from the wagon bed and discharged
the contents at his old enemy. The
shot struck Sailer in the head, shat
tering the frontal bone and killing
him instantly. Blee drove to town im
mediately and surrendered himself to
Sheriff Bybee of Marion county.
Both men were highly respected
farmers and wealthy. Blee is only
thirty-two years old. Sailer was forty
three years old. Both men were mar
WEDS TO HEAL LOVE WOUND.
George W. Bowder of Waterloo Mar
ries French Pianiste.
Waterloo, March 24.—Marriage to
the celebrated French pianists, Mad
ame Eugenie De Lafayette, is what
healed the love wounds of George W.
Bowder, plaintiff in a sensational
breach ol promise suit against Mrs. E.
Bowder was to have married Mrs.
Hartman last winter. Instead she
married E. H. Curtiss, a Waverly
man, within a day of the time she was
to have married Bowder. He brought
suit for $18,500, claiming $15,000 for
breach of promise and the balance for
money expended upon her in flowers,
furniture, candy, etc.
Saturday the case was dismissed in
court here on motion of Bowder. The
reason for the dismissal developed
yesterday when the wedding of Bow
der to Madame De Lafayette was an
nounced. The marriage occurred in
Chicago, December 9, within a few
•weeks after his breach of promise suit
•was brought. Many women condoled
"wiia Bowder over his lost love and he
had dozens of offers of marriage.
Mrs. Bowder is a French pianiste of
MOTHER AND SON BURN.
Explosion of Gasoline Sets Fire to
Dwelling at Sioux City.
Sioux City, March 23.—Cut off from
all avenue of escape, Mrs. Harland
Newton of Sheldon, Neb., and her nine
year old «on were burned to death In
the home of H. H. Kneebone, which
became ignited by an explosion of
gasoline early yesterday and was to
Mrs. Newton and her son, John, were
guests at the Kneebone home, com
ing to Sioux City Monday evening.
They slept In an upstairs room. Tues
day night gasoline was spilled on the
floor of the kitchen and yesterday
morning Mr. Kneebone In starting the
fire, exploded the vaporous gases.
The flames rapidly spread and in a
short time the entire house was burn
ing. Mr. Kneebone risked his life in
an effort to save his guests, but upon
the first alarm it Is supposed Mrs.
Newton fainted, as all efforts to rouse
her failed. The boy was overcome
with the smoke and gases, and fell
across the prostrate form of his moth
er. *fhe charred remains of both were
removed from the debris.
A short tempered English sergeant
was conducting a firing squad which
missed the target lu the most unani
mous manner at 600 yards. They re
peated this manouvre at 300, and with
equal success at 200. "We've got to
do It," the sergeant spluttered at last,
setting his teeth "fix bayonets—we'll
R. J. Wynne, the Postmaster-Gener
al, tells a story about a small boy
who was invited to a party given by
one of his little friends. After he
iad eaten Ice cream and cake three
times, somebody offered him some
candy, but the little chap shook his
bead, and said in a sorrowful tone:
"I can chew, but I can't swallow."
Some years ago Phillips BTooks was
recovering from an illness, and was
denying himself to all vlskors, when
Robert Ingersoll called. Tne bishop
received him at once. "I appreciate
this very much," said Mr. Ingersoll,
"but why do you see me when you
deny yourself to your friends?" "It
is this way," said the bishop "I feel
confident of seeing my friends In the
next world, but this may be my last
nhance of seeing you."
Mrs. L. Z. Loiter, when she is In
Paris, spends a good deal of time in
he shops of the jewelers and dealers
in antiques and objects of art. On a
rather dull afternoon Mrs. Leiter vis
ited an art shop in the Rue de la Paix.
She looked at bronzes, jewels, draw
ings, and other things, and finally,
pointing toward a dusty corner, she
said to the polite young salesman:
"How much is that Japanese idol
over there worth?" The salesman
bowed, and answered: "About 500,
300 francs, madam. It is the pro
Speaker Cannon writes a very bad
hand. Not long ago he sent a note to
Representative Cushman, of Washing
ton. Cushman could make nothing of
it. So he took it to a colleague, who
managed to decipher two or three
words. Another congressman was vis
ited, with the same result, but the
joint labor of half a dozen of them
was necessary to even an incomplete
translation, for the last three words
Vid to be given up as undecipherable.
Bo Cushman took the not to Cannon,
and asked him what the baffling
phrase was. Cannon glanced at it,
md said: "That is 'Personal and Con
Professor Brieger, of the Berlin
medical institute, was busily at work
In his laboratory surrounded by a for
midable array of chemical and bac
teriological utensils. A distinguisued
foreign physician called upon him, and
watched his absorbing labor with in
terest. The professor's attention
seemed to be anxiously, but still hope
fully, concentrated on a vessel which
was enveloped in spoke and steam.
"Guess what I am boiling here in
this pot," said the professor. The
'isitor began to enumerate the entire
.calft of micro-organisms. "Micro
cocci?" "No." "Sonococcl?" "No."
"Spirochaete?" "No."' "What then?"
"Sausages," replied Brieger.
A traveler tells that, having chang
ed cars at a small North Carolina
town, he looked out of the car win
dow and saw an old colored woman
peddling hot fried chicken. Ho bought
and ate some, and found it so good
that he loaned out the window and
asked the peddler where she got it.
Slowly and solemnly the tray was lift
ed from her head and deposited upon
the platform Then looking up she
said!: *\3ay, boss, youse from de
Norf aint you?" "Yes, Auntie," he
said "but what has that got to do
with the chicken?" "Well, boss,"
she said "1 knowed you was from de
Norf, else you would never ask a cul
lud pusson where dey get chicken."
Dr. William Osier, whose old-age
theory has created such a stir, said
once in a lecture that all prescriptions
and medical directions should be
written very plainly, and in a way that
admitted of no doubtful interpreta
tion. As an illustration, he related a
story of a physician who told a pa
tient that he must drink hot water an
hour before breakfast, and, so that the
directions would not be forgotten,
gave the man a slip of paper with
them written on it: "Drink hot water
an hour before breakfast." The pa
tient returned in a week, and reported
that he was worse than before. "Did
you follow my directions, and drink
hot water an hour before breakfast?"
asked the doctor "I tried to, was
the doleful reply, "but I couldn't keep
It up for more than ten minutes at a
What's tho matter with you? If he does,,
tho chances are ho may help you, but
many times women call on their family
physicians, suffering, as they Imagine,
ono from dyspepsia, another from heart
disease, another from liver or kidney dis
ease, another from nervous exhaustion
or prostration, another with pain hero
and there, and in this way they all pre
sent aliko to themselves and their easy
going and indifferent, or over-busy doctor,
separate and distinct diseases, for which
he, assuming them to bo such, prescribes
his pills and potions. In reality they are
all only symptoms causcd by some womb
disease. The physician, ignorant of tho
caxwe of suffering, encourages this prac
tice until large bills are made. The suf
fering patient gets no bettor, but proba
bly worse, by reason of tho delay, wrong
treatmont and consequent complications.
A proper medicine like Dr. Pierce's Fa
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help and doctors had .said there was no
cure possible, tho use of Dr. Pierce's Fa
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