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DANGEROUS Kjjjgfj PISEIS
Pe-ru-na Creating a National Sensatio
of Chronic Ailments of the Kl
Major T. H. Mars, of the First Wis
consin Cavalry Regiment, writes from
1425 Dunning street, Chicago, 111., the
"For years I suffered with catarrh
of the kidneys contracted, in the
army. Medictne did not help meany
until a comrade who had beenhelpcd
by Peruna advised me to try it. 1
bought some at once, and soon found
blessed relief. 1 kept taking it four
months, and am now well and strong
and feel better than I have done for
the past twenty years, thanks to
Peruna."-T. II. Mars.
Mr. John Vance, of Hartford City,
Ind.. says: "My kidney trouble is much
better. I have improved so much that
everybody wants ro know what medi
cine 14m. using. I recommend Peruna
to everybody, and some have com
menced to use it. The folks all say
that if Dr. Hartman's medicine cures
me it.must be great."-John Vance.
Mr. J. Brake, of Petrolea, Ontario,
Canada,, writes: ''Four years ago I
had a severe attack of Bright's dis
ease, which brought me so low thc
doctor said nothing more could be
done for me. I began to take Peruna
and Maudlin, and in three months
I was a well man, and have con
tinued so ever since. J. Brake.
A t the appearance of the first syrup > tu
Weird Romance of a Finger Ring
That Killed a Bride.
Some of the most weird and curious
romances are associated with posses
sions which appear to have no other
purpose than to bring misfortune and
trouble on those who own them. A
tragic instance of this is related in
connection with the Lindsey family.
According to the lesend, Colin Lind
sey, a former Earl 'of Balcarres, w&s
quietly eating his breakfast when he
should have been awaiting his bride
at the altar. When reminded of the
fact he hurried off to church, and, for
getting the indispensable ring, bor
rowed one from a friend, which he
duly placed on the bride's finger.
At- the conclusion of the ceremony
the newly-made countess took a
glance at the ring and, on seeing that
lt bore a grinning death's head, sud
denly fainted away. The incident af
fected her to such an extent that, on
recovering consciousness, she express
ed her conviction thal she was des
tined to ; die within twelve months.
And sure enough, in less than that
period her life came to an end. Na
poleon III was the possessor of two
rings, which he constantly wore, and
which had belonged to his predecess
or, Napoleon I, who rras a fatalist in
the fullest meaning of the term. When
Napoleon III died it was proposed
that these rings should be removed
from his finger; but the prince im
perial refused to have them.
They were accordingly buried with
his father at Chislehurst, and, so far
from regarding them from the same
point of view as the prince, the em
peror's servants firmly believed that
he would come to an untimely end
for discarding the rings. And when,
In 1879, the unfortunate young man
met hls^death at the hands of the Zu
lus, against whom he was fighting for
this country, they saw in this deplor
able' event the realization of their
tears. One of the bast-known public
men in New Zealand, a wealthy resi
dent of Hokiangi, North Island, re
cently traveled all the way to St.
Louis, U. S. A.. in a fruitless endeav
or to have an idol cremated which had
cast an..-.evil . spell over him. The
heathen idol had come to him as part
Df a legacy from his grandfather, to
whom lt had been presented by a Ma
ori chief. Said its owner, "I have
traveled 10,000 miles with the image,
ind it has brought disaster after dis
aster upon me. I have often endeav
ored to destroy it, but without avail.
"I once" threw It under a train, and,
In running to get out of the way, fell
and broke one 01 my fingers. Then
( was arrested for endangering the
lives of passengers. When in London
three months ago I threw it into the
Thames, and a drunken sailor who
fished lt out brought it back to my
rooms, and In his rage at not receiv
ing a reward, almost beat me to death.
While in San Francisco I tried to chop
lt to pieces with an ax, when the ax
rebounding, struck me on the fore
head with almost fatal effect. The
wood is so hard that an ordinary fire
will not destroy it, and I am afraid
to get rid of it otherwise because of
the evil results." The image was a
crude figure in rosewood and ebony,
ind about two feet long. Failing to
jet lt cremated in St. Louis its owner
.tarted for New York, where he was
determined to have it destroyed at
Burled in the shadow of Diamond
Head Volcano, at Honolulu, is a violin
known as the "Violin of Death." In
the space of a' few months two per
sons, who had owned lt took their own
lives and a third "mysteriously ?lisap
peared. The last victim of this weird
instrument was George H. Scott, a
sergeant of the United States army,
66th Coast Artillery. ,This victim kill
ed himself at the barracks at Camp
McKinley, but a few days before doing
so he realized the evil influence of
the violin and buried it as above stat
POOR. HUMAN NATURE.
"Women dress very ridiculously," he
said, a?-he watched his wife finishing
"It is the fashion. John," she said,
"Fashion be hanged!" said he. "1
would be superior to fashion if I were
a woman, and wear nothing not use
Five minutes later he asked her tc
?ew a batten on the back ot his coat
IEYS EVERY TIME
n in the Cure
very root of
I tat once re
lieves the ca
ta iThal kid
neys of the
stagna n t
the escape of serum fruin the blond.
Perana stimulates tbe kidneys to ex
crete from the blood the accumulating
poison, and thus prevents the convul
sions which are 6ure to follow if the
poisons are allowed to remain. It
gives great vigor to the heart's action
and digestive system, both of which
are apt to fall rapidly in this disease.
Perana cures catarrh of the kidneys
simply because it cures catarrh wher
If you do not derive prompt and sat
isfactory results from the use of re
runa, write at once to Dr. Hartman,
giving a full statement of your case,
and he will be pleased to give you his
valuable advice gratis.
Address Dr. Hartman. President of
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus.
The Largest Cave in Europe.
In the Muota-thal, near . Schwyn,
Switzerland, there is what ls prob
ably the largest cave In Europe. The
existence of the cave had long been
known, but a? it could only be enter
ed by crawling no one had tioubled tc
investigate the interior. This sum
mer, however, three separate parties
have explored it. The distance tra
versed amounts, altogether, tc no less
than 8,000 yards, and the end of the
cavern has not yet been reached, says
a contemporary. Evidently the grot
to is greater than those of either Han
or the Adelsberg, ana ls to be counted
among the most striking of tbe curi
osities of the Alps. The entrance is
close to the village in which Suvaroff
had his headquarters in tne campaign
of 1779; but that great general was
kept much too busy to notice it.-St.
lt May Happen.
With undauted courage the interpid
polar explorer pushes on and on, with
only occasional stops to partake of
the luscious canned provender provid
ed for his sustenance.
"The goal is in sight." he announces
to his men. "The pole is but two
Seizing his field glasses, he care
fully scrutinizes the spot.
"Send ten men ahead to see who
those strangers are," he. orders, for
he has observed moving objects near
In a short time the ten men go and
return. They report:
"Sir, it is our rescuing party. They
say they have been -waiting for us for
two weeks."-New York Times.
Lady Belle-I should think that he
would propose soon?
Miss Grahame-Oh, no; it's all over!
He never really meant anything.
Lady Belle-Why, have you quar
Miss Grahame-No; but yesterday
he gave me a box-such a lot-of sta
Lady Belle-But presents are al
Miss Grahame-But my initials are
on it; such a lot! Oh, no; It's all
over between nat
THE LAST WORD.
"A woman is never happy inless
she gets the last word.' said tLe nn;n
who runs to platitudes.
"That's a mistake," answered Mr.
Meekton. "A woman always insists on
a man's having the last word. But
it must come in the form of an
SUPPLY AT HAND.
Employment Agent-I have a cook
that will just suit you. She is a young
widow and is very fond of children.
Mrs. Richleigh-But we have no
Employment Agent-Oh, that'll be
all right, Ma'am. She has six of her
STATE OF OHIO, CITYT OF C.?DO, /
LUCAS COUNTY. I ' '
FRANK J. CHENEY, make oath that heit tbs
senior partner ot tho Arm ot F. J. CHENKY ic
Co., doing business in the City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and that said
firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for eaoh and every case of CATABRH thfct
cannot be cured by tho use of HALI "?j
CATARRH Oil. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me an! subscribed in n y
._*_. presence, this 6th day of December,
\ BEAL. \ A. D., 18S6. A. W. GLEASON,
? - ' Notary I'ythlic.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and
acte directly on the blood icu! -:\cous sur
faces of the system. Sond for testimonials,
free. F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists,75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
An eagle can live twenty days without
food, ana a condor forty days.
FITS permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness after first day s uso ot Dr. Kline's Groat
NerveBestorer.$2trial bottle and treatlsefree
Dr.R. H. Kum, Ltd., 931 Arch St., Puiia., Pa.
Carp are said to live hundreds of years,
and pike are also hardy old fellows.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup forchildrea
teething.eoften the gums, reduces inflmima
tlon.allayspaln.cures wind colic. 25c. abottle
Some men with liberal views allow their
hberalify to end there.
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES produce the
brightest and fastest colors.
A rolling stone gathers no mo33, but
neither does a rolling mill.
Flso's Ouro cannot bo too highly spoken ol
KI a cough cure.-J. W. O'BMEN, 322 Third
Avenue, N., Minneapolis, Mian., Jan. G, 1M3
American potatoes are told in Ireland,
CLIMATE DOESN'T CHANGE.
THE "OLDEST INHABITANT'' CON
TRADICTED BY RECORDS.
lt ls a Psychological Phenomenon
Which Close Observers Are Aware
of For Persons to Have Delusions
About the Weather.
"There is nothing so untrustworthy
as unaided human recollection," once
remarked the late John G. Nicolay,
who helped to write the Lincoln
memoirs; he referred particularly to
historic controversies, and intended
to discredit those observations which
had not been put in black and white
at ih,e time of the occurrence of the
event, but instead had been allowed
to grow. A forcible illustration of this
truth is found in popular estimates of
the weather. It was only last year
that we had a summer so hot as to
break the records of the Weather
Bureau, and yet this summer the
countrymen hereabout are saying that
"the climate is changing," and speci
fically charging that "the summers are
not what they used to be."
This is a psychological phenomenon
similar to that one which acounts for
that peculiar brand of pie that
"mother used to make." Whatever
tho pies, the climate remains the
same, as will be proved by the truth
ful records of scentific appliances.
There are periods during which it
varies; times when cold or rain or
heat prevails to a larger extent than
the normal. Eut when the whole is
summed up, covering a reasonably
long period of time,? it is found that
the frost-lino is just where it used to
be, and the cold or hot or the rainy
periods are no more or iess fr?quent
than when grandfather was a boy.
Thomas Jefferson was a victim to
the popular deludion, and writing in
1771, said; "A change of climate is
taking place very sensibly. Both
hea:.s and colds are Jjecoming more
moderate within the memory of even
the middle-aged. Snows arc less fre
quent and less dc?p. They do not
often lie below the mountains more
than ene, two or three,days, and very
rarely a week. The snows are re
membered to have been formerly fre
quent, deep, ard of long continuance.
The elderly ir form me that the earth
used to be covered about three months
in every year."
But in those days there was no
Weather Bureau, and the "elderly"
were free to give their recollection
without the danger of an official ob
servation being quoted. In Europe
accurate records have been kept o'
dates of the opening of navigation
of streams at certain points for sev
eral centuries, and it is shown that,
covering a long period of years, there
has been no appreciable change. The
first twenty years of record, compar
ed with the totals of the last twenty
years, gives the same result.
Observations made by geologists
convince them, and Professor Moore
of the Weather Bureau, that in our
lake regions no changes of climate
have taken place for several thousand
years.. Ossian Guthrie, the neted civil
engineer, says that "the same variety
of trees now growing in the lake
regions were growing soon after the
The records of the Weather Bureau
show that the maximum of heat re
oorded in the United' States was in
Colorado, at Mammoth Tank, a sta
tion in tho desert, where in 1SS7, rho
thermometer recorded, in the shade,
12S degrees Fahrenheit. Again in
1884, 124 degrees was reached in the
same placo. Taking lt all *together,
the hottest place in the United tSates
is California's "Death Valley." Tho
name is supposed to come from a
tragedy which occurred there in the
'50's. when a party of immigrants en
tered the valley, and every one died
of thirst. The valiej is the bed of
a former salt lake, and it is below
the level of the sea. Streams flow
into it, but the burning sands and
alkali lick them up. Large borax de
posits are found there. Thc valley is
seventy-five miles long and in places
only six miles wide at the bottom.
In 1S91 the Weather Bureau sent an
observer to remain there and take
observations all summer. When he
returned, he said ho would take 'per
dition straight" next time. He was
there 153 days. On the hottest day
the maximum was 120 and the mini
mum 99 degrees, making an average
for the day of l?i?.C, which is rather
Professor Moore advises people not
to stand in doorways or at open win
dows during severe electric storms.
Tho neighborhood of trees and fire
places are to be avoided. On tho
other hand, he says it will do little
or no good to wrap up in a feather
bed. Alarm, in case of lightning, is
quite superfluous. Remember that
one who lives to see the lightning
flash need not concern himself about
the possibility of harm from that
flash. Also recollect that heaven has
more thunders to alarm than thunder
bolts to punish. It serves also to
calm the spirits to think that even
though struck by lightnine. the conse
quences are net always fatal; even if
stunned, and apparently dead, the vic
tim may be resuscitated. Professor
Moore says not to cease efforts at ar
tificial respiration and stimulation for
an hour. T ightning stuns, but does
not often kill.-Now York Post.
The Last of thc S:ufriere Bird.
An untoward result of the recent
volcanic eruption in St. Vincent will
(a correspondent of tho Birmingham
Post hears from an ornithological
friend in the island) probably be the
extinction of the Soufri?re bird, a
very rare species known as Guilding's
Amazon parrot. This bira was for
merly found only on the Soufri?re it
self. The great eruption of 1718
drove many of them to the other
mountains of St. Vincent? but their
numbers were greatly reduced by the
vir'ont hurricane- of 18?S, and it is
now feared that thc few survivors
have been completely destroyed by
the last eruption in May. At any rate
no specimens have sinea boen seen,
notwithstanding a very careful search.
-St. James' Gazette.
Paris and London.
There are 15.000 tabs in Paris and
11.000 in London. The drivers in tho
latter city are the most insolent and
extortionate of their fraternity. Fares
aro reckoned hy distance or time, the
charge for two mile? being 25 cents,
with 12 cents for each additional milo
or fraction. By time the charge is
50 cents for the first hour and 12 to 1G
cents for each oiTiiitional quarter
hour. A "course" drive in Paris costs
30 cents, whether from ono extremo
of thc city to the other, or the length
of a street. But there is the ineviia
Ve "pourboire" of 5 cents fer a short
drive and 10 for a long ene. Ameri
can visitors, infamously treated by
cabmen in both cities, are a rich har
REVERIE OF A FAJJJWTMAN.
What Anderson Was Thinking of Dur
ing His 100-Foot Drop.
John Anderson, tho former naval
Jackie, who while painting ironwork
beneath the high bridge a month ago,
was severely injured by a fall, is rap
idly recovering at the city hospital.
Both his thigh bones were broken
His left leg was fractured near the
ankle, a portion of bone was torn from
his right hip, and he was wounded
about the crown of his haad. But he
will not be permanently maimed or
On the afternoon of May 20 he was
I swinging happily like a bird or a twig,
i within a sling six feet below thc road
way of the high bridge and about 100
I feet above the Mississippi River. The
se.it of a swing is a short piece of
plank. It is attached at.each end to
ropes, which, - passing through a
block, return to the sling as a singlo
rope. By lengthening or shortening
this rope the man in the sling can
' lower or elevate himself.
"I was hanging close to one of the
steel rods," said he yesterday, "a rod
that I was painting. My rope was
good and fast. I had no warning of
any danger, when thc sky and the
clouds, and the bottom of the big
bridge in the middle of it all dashed
past my eyes and thc air whistled in
my ears like a typhoon in the China
seas. I knew I was going down head
first. No, I wasn't frightened. I said
to myself, 'Now I'll strike the river be
fore long, and if I keep going like chis
I'll strike the water head first, which
will he just as good as diving; and be
ing a good swimmer I can easy gat
ashore' I wondered, too, if I'd beat
my paint brush down. Funny what
little things a fellow will think about
at these times instead of worrying
about his own neck.
"But about sixty feet down-I didn't
measure the distance then-I struck
one of the cross rods a slanting blow
with my head. But my legs, sort 'o
. uddled up as I fell probably, came
full force against th? rod. I could
hear the bones crack. They made
quite a loud noise like a percussion
cap. Still it was the blow on the head
that hurt rae most. Then, though
not before, I thought to myself. 'Well,
its your last cruise for sure,' and
things got black before mc. I guess
"But the cold water brought me to.
? bobbed up as natural as a harbor
buoy. I soon opened my eyes and I
suppose I smiled. I thought, just as
if I was somebody else. 'Say, mate,
you didn't die this watch, did you?' I
know I felt awful good about it. But
soon as I made my first kick, or rather
tried to make it, I found that both my
legs were hanging as heavy and dead
as shot in a canvas bag. They didn't
pain me, though. And when I found I
couldn't swim I felt my gun was
spiked for sure. Bu' just then 1
heard the crew up aloft on me v.ruige
hollering 'Good boy, Sailor! You're
all right! Keep it up! Boat's coming!
Keep a paddling, Jackie.' It did
sound fine and hearty, let me tell you.
And so I kept a paddiin* until a man
reached rae in a boat fifteen minutes
after I dropped down.
"I was pretty nearly done up. I
knew how my legs would hurt me if
he tried to pull me over the gunwale
of the iCat, and I tried to make him
tow me alongside. But he couldn't
manage that and he did haul me in,
though it was a mighty tough experi
ence. I didn't faint again, and after
I was once in the hospital began to
feel quite comfortable!. I've had very
little pain; they take such fine care
of patients here."-St. Paul' Pioneer
A NAVAL COOK BOOK.
j Every Ship in Our Fleet to be Equip
ped With a Modern Manual.
Several thousand copies of an of
?"?al cook-book aro experted to arrive
. . League Island navy-yard shortly.
The book has".inst been issued by the
Navy Department at Washington,
with orders to'place one on every war
vessel and ship belonging to the Uni
ted States, and the sailors look for
ward to better mess in the future.
One of the officers at thc yard stated
recently that the book was one that
has long been needed and that with its
use lhere should he no more com
plaints from the men that their food
is not properly cooked.
The book is bound in canvas and
bears the title 'Gensral Mess Manual
and Cook Book, United States Navy."
The volume was prepared by the Pay
master-General of the navy and pub
lished by the authority of the Score- |
tary of the Navy. It is divide*] into j
three parts, general mess, commis- j
sary stores, and thc preparation of food
with recipes for every article served
on a table, including dessert.
One of the officers on board the re
ceiving-ship Minneapolis stated that
until fifteen months ago thc landsmen,
ordinary seamen and able seamen ate
by themselves in messes. Each had
their own steward whom they would
pay, and he would buy the supplies
of food. The steward also cooked,
and the ones giving the most money
received the best food. This caused
a general complaint among the men,
and the Secretary of thc Navy was
notified of their grievances. The case
was put before Congress, and they de
cided that all enlisted men, with the
exception of the chief petty officers,
should fare alike.
The new cook-book has a number of
rules that have to be kept by the men.
under severe punishment in case they
are broken. The book states that the
cook shall receive no extra pay and
that tips are strictly prohibited. The
book als-o says that the cook cannot
under any circumstances strike or
or resign, under penalty of being sent
to prison. 'lois means that he will
have to put up with the kicks and
complaints of the men who are served
with muddy coffee, burnt steak, and
i overdone eggs. On the larger ves
sels of the navy there are to be three
cooks, one for moats, another for veg
etables, and a third to make tea and
coffee alone. There are also to be
two bakers, one a senior, whose sole
duty is tb look after the quality of the
In commenting on the book one of
t?io officers at the yard stated that
one-half of the volume is devoted to
; recipes alene. The first was submit
j tel by an old resident of Boston,
; where bal;e:l b?ans were mr.:!o famous.
: lt tells of the cooking of beans a la
; Boston. The F?cond is from a well
known N?w York chef, who dwells on
tho cooking cf ora?letl steaks, and
ether things in thc food linc. Tho
t book tell? hon- (0 bake pies and the
' making cf ice cream. Receipts for j
! the prepaiation or ovary vegetable
I grown are also given:-Chicago ?hro?
liClA i I
CURES BLOOD POISON. CANCER.
tching Bones, Shirting Palm, Itching
Skin, Plmploi, Bating Sore?. Etc.
If you havo Pimples or Offensive Erup
tions, Splotches, or Copper-Colored Erup
tions, or rash on thc skin, festering Swell
ings, Glands Swollen, Ulcers on any part
of tho body, old Sores, Boils, Carbuncles,
Pains and Aches in Bones or Joints, Hair
or Eyebrows falling out, persistent Soro
Mouth, Gums, or Throat, then you have
Blood Poison. Take Botanic Blood Balm.
(B.B.B.) Soon nil Sores, Pimples and
Eruptions will heal perfectly. Aches and
Pains cease, Swellings subside, and a per
fect, never to return cure made. B.B.B,
cures cancers of All Kinds. Suppurating
Swellings, Eating Soros, Ugly Ulcers, after
all else fails, healing thc tores perfectly.
If you have a persistent pimple, wart,
swollen glands, shooting, stinging pains,
take Blood Balm, and they will disappear
before they develop into Cancer. (Write
for special circular on Cancer.) Druggists
$1 per largo bottle, including complete
directions for home cure. Sample free by
writing Br.oo? BALM CO., IG Mitchell St.,
Atlanta, Ga. Describe trouble, and freo
medical advice sent in sealed letter.
Some people only tell thc truth when it
MEN WHO DELIVER MAIL.
Heart Tragedies That Line the Route
cf Leiter Carriers.
"Tell you a story? Why, yes, I
might tell a good many stories If that
was in my line." The gray carrier
blew a pearly wreath of smoke up
ward and flecked the dead ash from
his cigar," says the Denver News.
"Let me see. There's an old lady on
my route down in Alabama who- sits
knitting the livelong clay by the front
room window. Every morning and
afternoon when I whistle at the door
of her next dcor neighbor she lays
"down her knitting and peers with a
tired, eager face out of that window
until I go by. She's got a boy some
where out west. He doesn't write to
her twice a year. Yet twice each day
the whole year tnrough she sits there
with that anxious look, waiting, wait
ing, waiting. I feel a twitch at my
own heart every time I pass by and
Bee thc look of expectancy fade into
disappointment. Sometimes I'd give
.$50 to be able to stop and give her
five lines from that good-for-nothing
boy of hers for whom she's eating out
"That reminds mc." said a younger
man who heard the gray carrier's
story, "of a pretty baby on my route
In a Louisiana city. She's a dainty
tot about 4 or maybe 5 years old. She'
has blue-gray eyes like a wood violet
that look a fellow straight to the
heart. Some little girls can do that
after they are older. This tot's mam
ma died six months ago, and for a
month afterward she used to come
tripping down the walk to meet me
with a little white note in her hand,
and looking me to the heart out of
those big, trusting eyes, she would
say: "Mr. Postman, won't you please
take this letter to my mamma in
heaven?." I used to take the dainty
missive from the wee pink hand. I
couldn't-Jtoll her how far away her
mamma was>HQnp day she came with
out a letter and there was pain in thc j
great, sweet eyc3. 'Mr. .Postman,
baby wants a letter from mamma.
Please, Mr. Postman, tell my mamma
me wants some letters, too.' and, boys, !
every day for a week J had to pass
that baby with the pain in the gray- \
blue eyes and I wondered thc angels |
did not find some way somehow to
make her baby heart understand."
I have used Ayer's HairVig:
for a great many years, and al
though I am past eighty years of
age, yet I have not a gray hair in
Geo. Yellott, Towson, Md.
We mean all that rich,
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to have, if it's gray now,
no matter; for Ayer's
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Sometimes it makes the
hair grow very heavy and
long; and it stops falling
of the hair, too.
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If your druggist cannot supply you,
Bend us one dollar anti v.o will express
you a bot:!e. Bo turo and give tba name
o? your nearest expr?s* office. Address,
J. C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
THE CLUMSY MAN.
You Can Never Bc Sure of What His
Next Break Will Be.
The great virtue about the really
clumsy man is that he never exhausts
his capabilities. When you think
that the bedrock is reached, there is
still a lower depth. If a detrimental
relative should exist, the clumsy man
asks after his health with great par
ticularity and will not be satisfied un- j
til he receives a full and detailed re
ply. Should there be any incident
in your past which everybody has
generously agreed to forget It is the
clumsy man who seizes the one, the
inevitable opportunity, when the club
is at its fullest, and says loudly:
'Somebody was talking the other day
about that unfortunate little affair
of yours in '95. Now tell me!"
When on meeting him you say casu
ally and with no desire for informa
tion, "How are you?" he insists upon
giving you a complete data, and he ls
as full of small complaints as a re
fractory pauper. It. ls only fair to add
that he will ask affectionately after
the colds of yesteryear, and his fav
orite locale for this is at the corner
of a drafty street. He might be sub
sidized by influenza or he might get a
commission on sore throats from his
eagerness to pin you into the most
dangerous position that can be dis
covered, cays the Philadelphia Ledg
One desires an adequate amount of
sympathy in distress, but o?r man al
ways goes a little beyond this point.
YQU arc growing thin, and he says
that you are wasting away to a shad
ow. You are growing stout, and he
tells an unamusing anecdote about
apoplexy. He can be more critical
than a hairdresser if occasion gives
the least excuse.
Life out of do
ment which they
greater part of til
happiness when g
given to them to <
on which it acts, s
component parts a
because of its plea
Syrup of Figs-ar
bc ustd by fathers
Syrup of Fig;
from the use of til
which tlie childrer
grow to manhood
them medicines, 1
assistance in thc v
Its quality is
also to our origina
the little ones, do
crs sometimes off
cv, 3fi r*h \ .
THERE ARE FOOLS AND FOOLS.
Those Who Risk Death at Niagara and
Those Who Ask Questions.
"There arc two distinct sets of fools
in this country," said the proprietor of
a hotel at Niagara Falls, as one of his
guests took a seat in the lobby with
him, for the air outside was cold.
"I though' rhe classification of fools
was on a good deal broader lines than
that," said the guest. "I always
thought there were as many kinds of
fools as there wero persons."
"So thpre are," was the answer;
"but I mean two species which have
come under my special observation.
For example, there is the fool who
ls forever trying to kill himself with
out wanting to make a complete suc
cess of lt, and, then, the fool who is
always asking how the first fool suc
"Every summer a half dozen per
sons are advertised to shoot the rap
ids.^cr walk over the whirlpool on a
tightrope," cr . barrel themselves up
and tumble over tho falls. Some say
they are going to do lt. Dut, like a
cheap sideshow, put all their employes
to work blowing horns outside the
tent, but when it -comes to the real
performance they point, to only a
chromo and a pair of minors, to ex
hibit their 'three headed cannibal.'
And then some are less foolish and go
ahead and kill themselves outright.
"Every mail brings me letters from
the other class of fools, who. for ex
ample, will ask such a question as:
" 'Will you please tell me how many
persons have gone over the Falls
"I nover answer those letters, of
course. It would help che United
States, I know, but I'd rather give
the money to the Treasury Depart
ment direct. If any one stopped me
on the street and asked me that ques
tion, I used to say:
" 'Not one! Every last fool of 'em
is dead!' But I can't say that now. I
wish I could; for it's so much short
er. But now I have to hem and haw
and think hard and say :
" 'Why, yes, there was a woman
who went over, a-Mrs.--Taylor. She
went in a barrel over the Horseshoe
Falls, and lived through it.' "
Here the hotel proprietor Paused a
moment, and then added: "But do
you know what she got for it? Noth
ing. She started out to lectum to
crowded houses, and to tedi hov she
had met death face to face in a bar
rel, but the people wouldn't turr out."
"I suppose they didn't want to be
lectured to by the barrel," remarked
the guest, meditatively.-New York
THE RETORT CRUSHING.
Lord Tuffnutt-You have nothing to
grumble at whatever; you wer?, a rich
American girl, I an Impoverish ad Eng
lish nobleman, with a proud title. You
bought me with your wealth. I was
what you would simply call in shop
ping, a bargain!
Lady Tuffnutt-Pardon me! Not a
"Yes, John married one of the best
girls I ever saw. She'll make him an
"It's a pity she's so homely, isn't
"Oh, I didn't know you knew her?"
"I don't, but you say she's so good."
M Corset Comfort.
N For warm cl ii
and Bon T
They always fit.
Ask your denier to show th
to yo?, or order style you seit
Roya! Worcester Corset Co., w?t
ors and out of the games which they pla
receive and the efforts which they ir
at healthful development which is so c
town. "When a laxative is needed the i
:leansc and sweeten and strengthen the
hould be such as physicians would sine
rc known to be wholesome and the remedj
!e quality. The one remedy which physici
prove and recommend and which the 1
sant flavor, its gentle action and its bane
id for the same reason it is thc only laxat
> is the only remedy which acts gently
griping, irritating, or nauseating and wi
, without producing that constipated hal
e old-time cathartics and modern imit?t
i should be so carefully guarded. If you
and womanhood, strong, he?lthy and ha
ivhen medicines are not needed, and wh
ray of a laxative, give them only the sim
due not only to the excellence of the cor
s of plants with pleasant aromatic syrup
il method of manufacture and as you va
not accept any of the substitutes which ui
cr to increase their profits. The genuin
of all reliable druggists at fifty cents pc
to remember, the full name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CC
AN INGENIOUS EVASION.
"Did you know that your political
antagonist had cast reflections on your
truth and veracity."
"What are you going to do about
"Nothing. My pride forbids me to
fight any one except a gentleman. And
a man who calls another ? liar Is no
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asi?tn. W. LDonnM continues
'.? T.rnone-li ilf of the; tiuiincss.
an .' io IO ri 'ii du then'ctive head
uf t!ie concern.
ruis huMn-ss is not an nude
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jin laang M-n'K'iood vjearWclt '
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his al riys been liiiineiiM-ty :
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pani?, making lt a helter In
vctt neut than any othpc h>
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The attn il business noir U fr. f/fl ooo. it ls iuciensing
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will Increase the cn purity to lO.ono pairs per jtyv... The
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then send you by mail my opinion of
i our disease and one week's treatment
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I have been using Ripans
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as a medicine for general
ills. I always keep a sup
ply on hand, and find they
come in handy for everyday]
use in case of headache,
constipation or a bilious
The Five-Cent packet is enough for aa
ordinary occasion. The family bottle,
60 .cents, contains a supply for ? year.
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