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UTSIDE In tho Temple the
afternoon sun was shining
gally, brightening with Its
gold 1 tlie- grim. tluae-dnr'?
ened bouses. But the
? cheerful rays did not pene
trate within a certain room on the sec
ond tloor of a house that looked even
more sombre than those adjacent.
What light there was came through
the window as if reluctantly, and
dimly showed a ligure bent over a desk
engrossed in work.
j If one could hove peeped In nt that
room at tbo same hour auy day of tho
year- one could have seen the same
still ligure nt tin; some occupation:
except during the vacations, when
liichartl Basslngton left work and the
'emple for a timo and sought some
lace where the air was fresher and
j wee ter.
It had been urged upou him that
? now he was a famous K. C. he should
? ?leave.the chambers he had first come
to when-a struggling Junior, and rind
n more imposing suite o? rooms. But
he clung to th? old ones with an affec
tion that was more the outcome of long
association than of any actual beauty
or convenience they possessed, for
they were shabby and mean, and np
two flights of stair? which clients
grumbled at a good deal.
Mr. Basslngton had had a busy day.
and returning a few minutes ago from
the courts was anticipating a hasty
tea. and after that a long evening de
voted to more work.
Bui somehow he could not this nfter
nooi-e?sllyh-?vet his attention, as long
habit had given him thc power to do,
on tbo work before him. There 9tarcd
up at bfm from those dry, rustling
papers, as If drawn upon them by
' invisible Augers, a girl's fair face,
; with gray, laughing eyes, and a tangle
of wild, sweet hair; in a word, a face
.from the past lie had hoped was dead
-and done* with long ago had come to
"-haunt and disturb the present.
. ,He glanced up at the calendar above
his desk." It was her birthday, ho
renumbered". He supposed it was that
which had brought her sp persistently
to his mind to-day. He placed his pen
doys? aucl half closed his eyes, Like
di misremembered music, her voice
. seemed to floUt to him across the gulf
of years. . . . "Why did the aching
memory of lt come back to him now?
She had long ago passed out of his
life, and even though some of the
brightness of it hnd stolen away with
her. she left him bis work.
"I hove that," he murmured, half
aloud; . "lt must suffice, now and al
ways."- Yet in that moment the wealth
and fame he had won seemed but as
Dead Sea fruit, turning to ashes in
He thought of certain thousands that
lay snugly invested. Of what use
were they to buy back- the past or give
him once more the chance tb win the
only woman he had over cared or
would over care for?
With a self-indulgence that was un
usual to him he was still contemplat
ing this dream-sweet face, with thc
laughing eyes and merry lips, when
there came a rather imperious knock
ot the front door, and breaking bia
reverie he hastened _tq answer it.
?- Standing -outside- was allston la
white. No figment of the brain this,
hut a. vision of flesh and blood-a child,
- a little girl with grave, inquiring glance
and pretty face flushed with excite
"I told you I should come and sec
you, Mr. Basslngton," she said to the
astonished barrister, "and I made
nurse bw?ng me this afternoon. I have
sent her hack to the hotel, and told
her to come back for me in an hour's
time. I said I was going to have tea
She had crossed the threshold, and
following the bewildered lawyer she
stopped short In the middle of tho
room, and looked at him with candid
"I'm afraid," she said, pronouncing
her words with delicate precision,
"that you are not vewy pleased to s?o
me, Mr. Basslngton. I believe," she
added, with dreadful solemnity, "that
you've forgot nil about asking mo!"
But this terrible Indictment Richard
I Basslngton hastened to deny. Ile re
membered meeting tho child a week
ago at a friend's house where a juven
ile party was In progress. Ho did not
know ber name, but lie had been at.
tracted by her quaintness. After the
manner of children she asked him a
number of questions.^wbevo ho lived,
? ni?d whether she might-como o seo
him, with a grave seriousness that waa
natural, to her, and be had replied
in the same strain that upon any.after
noon Jw would be prepaned to receive
"Why should you not think I am
. pleased at your visit?" be aektd, a
little awkwardly. He wab unused to
children and not ot ease with them.
"Why I go to my fwiends they al
ways kiss me," wo? her rndbxx* an
"Oh. I seo," be replied, with a laugh.
"Well, that ls an omission soon reme
died." aird catching tire child np In
his strong arms he kissed the sweet
\ baby lips. - That seemed effectually to
break the ice between them, and in a
few moments the little girl was. ox
? plaining how she had obtained per
mission from her ount-a lady careless
' of children and whose brains were
wooly in the af ternoon - to ..come out
with her nurse to see Mr. Basslngton.
Standing alone as be did In the world,
with no tie, no one to love or care for
him in return, with nothing to live for
: but incessant work, In which be found
his only dreary pleasure. Richard Bas
sington was almost surprised to find
that he was still human, and that this
dear child with ber pretty ways seemed
already to be claiming admittance to
With quick, accustomed hands he
took from the cupboard two odd cups
I and saucers, a milk-Jug, sugar, and
- ,plates, and bread and butter. He:bqd
learned how to make his own. tea in
days when to o to outside tea-sbops
"'"Was a luxury beyond his means, and
the habit had clung to him
There was a gas-range in the room,
ajd having placed upon it a kettle
that had originally been polished brass,
ho busied himself, much to the child's
amusement, in preparing the tea.
She insisted upon helping him, and,
removing her fleecy cloak, she began
to make herself useful in a manner
t^iat betrayed early developed house
. It brought him a strange pleasure
to see.how much at home she was, to
follow the beautifully-dressed little
f_ figure as lt moved about with dancing
j> evfp and a gay song on Its Hps.
"Do you always have tea alone?",
she asked, setting the cups, and lg-j
noring their cracked mid assorted con
"And aren't yon very lonely?" Slit
forgot her occupation and, coining
across to him, put her soft, childish
hands ia his, and looked up with an
expression that was wistful and filled
with an understanding and sympathy
beyond lier years.
"Sometimes, little lady," lie said,
with a short sigh. "But you know we
dell, middle-aged fogeys have our day
dreams like other folks."
"What arc day-rtweams?"
"Well, for instance, I might imagine
one day that I did not live herc but
somewhere quite different, in the coun
try, perhaps, and that I had a i'ttlc
ghi, like you, to tala to-and love aud
work for, and that she was merry,
just as you arc, and made the world
seem bright, even when thc sun was
not shining. Aud then, maybe, when
I can almost fancy this to he true I
wake and find lt was only a dream."
'.'Is that a dny-dwonm? ' she asked.
"I has them," she went on. reflectively,
"hut-hut they are different all about
f alrlee and gwent, big, enchanted
castles, and forests "where there are
twees of rf a I silver and gold, and a
good fairy, and a bad fairy who wants
to turu a little ghi into a nasty toad.
Would you weaily like to have a little
ghi like me?" she broke off. abruptly.
A gentleness came over the man's
somewhat stern fare, touching it into
kindliness and softness.
"Yes. little lady," ho said. "And now
the kettle ie becoming angry with us."
Slic laughed nt the fancy, as he,
turned to the hissing kettle, which was
Indignantly rattling Its lid to call their
atteutlon to its: important self.
Turning to the cupboard again, ho
saw that it contained nothing to tempt
a child's dainty appetite. Children
liked sweet, jammy tilings, he remem
bered, and he rang loudly at the bril.
After n lengthy interval the iuiivl
dual who followed the mysterious oc
cupation of a laundress made her ap
pearance, with husky apolosies, and
was dispatched to the nearest tea-shop
for a goodly assortment of sweet
He then gavo his attention to the
child once more, poured out the toa,
sugared it to stile her taste, milked it
according to his own judgment, and
looked after her wains in general.
In a very short while Hie laundress
returned with the cakes which mlgb4
have tempted an anchorite.
It was quite a morry ten-table, and
somehow the barrister felt years
younger. The ma- of age which
?md fallen prematur ...ion him, ns it
docs on most wbc ve no love to
sweeten their da; .md keep them
youthful, slipped suddenly away.
"It must be vewy nice to live herc
all alone," said the child. during a
pause in her healthy attack upon the
cakes. "No lessons, no horwld gov
"But I have my lessons, child." ho
said, whimsically. "We all have our
lesrons; those are mine." and he point
ed to a pile of papers.
"Are they difficult ones?"
"Sometimes," he said, thinking of a
-tirficlisTi case he. ought, nt that moment
' to have enmeshed his Intellect In.
She seemed to ponder over this, and
presently she slipped off her chair and
climbed on to the barrister's knee. She
looked into his eyes. They were som
bre enough usually, but just now they
were lighted by a smile.
"Do -your lessons ever make you
cwy like mine do me?"
"Not exactly that, my pretty ono.
Men don't cry; they mustn't, you know;
all their crying ls done inwardly. Do
She nodded a solemn head.
"That's like what mummy does.
She sits in her chair sometimes so
quiet, and looks just like little girls
do when they want to cwy and can't.
I 'speet it's 'eos daddy's gone *o
heaven, and isn't likely to como back,
nurse says. Have you ever been to
heaven? And ls lt far away?"
"No; I have never been, dear; and it
la so for away that when ono goea
there one never, never comes back
"I s'poso it's vewy bootu], like fairy
land." she remarked thoughtfully.
. This reflection seemed to give birth
to ? new idea.
"Tell me a fairy talc," she pleaded.
"I am BO foud of fairy talca"
The barrister looked nt the flushed,
tender face and cudgelled his brains, i
Tho law's grave study docs uot much
lend Itself to tho cultivation of the
fancy, nnd he lacked the gift of fic
tion. Then there came to him a way
out of tl>e difficulty. He would relate
to her something of hie own life in
the guise of a" fairy talc.
With a preliminary cough he com:
"Once upon a time," he enid, and
his listener's eyes grew wide with
delight, "there was-let me see-a
woodman's son. The fairies had not
been Invited to his christening, so that
there were no good gifts to help him
tn life; he had to fight hts own way
"His father and mother were not
kind to him-they had so many chil
dren and they were very poor-aud
his life would have been altogether
very sad but for a little playmate be
had, of whom ho was very fond. She
was a little, fair-haired ghi very much
like you. She was pretty and gay.
and he was so very fond of her that
he never dared to tell her of his fond
"But he used to have a dream-one
of those day-dreams that I told you of
-that one day he would go out into the
big world and win n great fortune,
with which he would go to certain
miserly fairies and buy from them a
handsome palace, to which he would
bring this little girl, and live with her,
"But: one day, whilst he was still
walting for this dream to come true,
still believing and hoping In it, there
came the son of a very rich king, who.
seeing this little girl, fell at once in
love with her, and took her away with
him to a real palace, not one that was
formed of dreams, and the woodman's
son never saw her again."
They were interrupted at this point
by a hasty rap at the outside door,
which was divided from the sitting
room by an apology for a passage.
Placing the child down, Bassington
went to open it, in a kind of dream,
and to complete the dream, there
when he opened the door-wns the
ghpst of the past that had peered up i
at him from his papers. She was a
little older, a little grnver. but lt was
still the sweetest face he had ever
She flushed uncomfortably when she
caught sight of him.
"I returned unexpectedly to town
this afternoon," she said, "to flud that
my little girl hod gone off to pay a
call upon n mysterious gentleman." v
"Your little girl! I did not know?'
"Nor I that lt was you that she hnd
come to annoy."
Seeing her mother, tlie child came
forward and rapturously greeted her,
and commenced a confused account of
the fairy talo tho latter's advent had
"Won't you have some ten?" he eald,
confusedly. He could hardly believe
thnt tho woman he had never censed
to love through all the years was here
before him. ,
"My little Isobel has wearied you
quite long enough, I am sure," she mur
mured. But the child had hoard the
invitation and pleaded lu a breathless
fashion for her to stay.
Mrs. Courtenay consented, and in
response to her puzzled glance Rich
ard, not without hesitation, explained
how he had been entertaining Isobel.
Ile would have liked to get out of going
on with the story. It was an embar
rassing position but tho child would
not hear of it.
Whilst he was making fresh tea for
the last arrivai, IsoM was giving her
mother a summary of what had gone
before, and Mr. Bnsslngton's embar
rassment was added to when lie saw
by the sudden flush which stained thc
fair white face that she recognized
the characters in his little story. But
he was l>ound to finish lt. though in
a rather halting fashion, it ls true, and
when he reached the oin1 which wa?
very shortly, tire child insisted upon
hearing her mother's opinion. She
was silent for a few moments.
"I think." she said at last-*ind she
looked at the barrister with the half
mocking expression which made the
years that separate! past from present
scorn but as one day, he remembered
it so well-"I think that (hp woodmnu'f
son onght to have spoken and have
told the girl about his dreams of the
futuro. She-she might have waited
for him-If her mother had let her.
. . . Now, iDobel, we must really go."
she finished, rising to her feet. "Thank
Mr. Basslngton for your pleasant hom
-and-and for his fairy tale."
Somewhat reluctantly Isobel obeyed.
Mrs. Courtenay held out her hand.
"Good-by," she said.
A thrill passed through Richard Bas
slngton ns he clasped lt.
"Are you staying long lu town?" be
"No; we return home to-morrow nf
"May I call to say farewell?"
She paused for a moment, under
standing what he meant by the simple
question. Indeed, now wns no time
for further misunderstanding: there
had beru too much of that in the past:
since pbe had heard the finish to the
fairy tale she saw things with clearer
"If yon enve to-yes," was her reply.
Devout lng llortls Which Match Over ih
During the cour -e of a paper ou th
.'Mammals of Mount Katahdln, Maine.'
read recently at Washington, D. C.
Captain B. H. Dutcher, of thc Uuitcc
States Army, gave some Interesting
facts relative to the remarkable migra
tory ways o? the reindeer. Th? caribou
or reindeer, is an animal that bolong!
rather north than the uorthcumosi
point of Maine, that ls given to migra
tions at irregular intervals, and withil
i ho memory of people living in the
Mount Katahdln neighborhood there
have been two such migrations within
the last eighty years.
In both instances Mount Kn (alidia
bas formed tho southern terminus of
the reindeer u ration, tho immense
herd halting o reaching that point,
and, on the approach of spring, return
ing northward to Now Brunswick.
Canada lind Labrador. The last mi
gration of caribou within thc memory
of the Mount Katahdln residents oc
curred late In the fall of 181X5, when a
herd of thousands of caribou that had
attracted attention by their migration
through Labrador, Canada and Now
Brunswick suddenly appeared in thc
forests about the famous mountain.
All that winter the natives of the
region feasted on juicy reindeer steak,
but with the first sigus of spring the
herd gathered together and left the
neighborhood as suddenly ns they
came, returning to their homes in bleak
and inliospltable Labrador. Two days
after the herd got \inder way there
was not a reindeer to bc seen nor found
lu the entire Mount Katahdln district,
nor have any been seen there since.
This propensity of the reindeer sud
denly to gather iu large herds and
mako long journeys covering thousands
of miles ls a phenomenon that has
long puzzled naturalists, and has never
ticen satisfactorily accounted for. Un
like the bison, or buffalo, which animal
migrates north In summer and soul li
In winter, thc reindeer has no ntate,<
time nor season for migrating, nor.
so far as naturalists have been abie to
discover, is there any good reason or
cause for such action on their part.
Xordeuskjold, during his famous voy
age along the Siberiau coast, from
Dergen, Norway, to Bering Strait, wit
nessed one of thc largest reindeer mi
grations that, according to the Ya
kuts, Samoyedes and Burlats, had
taken place In Northern Siller?a In two
centuries, there being nothing in the
native traditions covering that period
to indicate a like migration. Accord
ing to Nordeuskjold, the herd numbered
close to half a million, and the region
over which lt passed was swept bare ol
reindeer moss and other plants upon
which these animals feed.
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Spanish, Mexican and America i:
regimes for nearly three hundred
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of the New Mexico Historical'Society,
of which the Hon. L. Bradford Prince,
a native New Xorker and former Gov
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Governor Prince considers this "the
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THE JULY SMART SET.
"The Metempsychosis of the Og
dons," by Edward S. Van Zilo, the nov
elette with which the July number of
The Smart Sot opens, is as humorous
a piece of fiction as has recently ap
peared, and for summer reading lt will
be found delightful to while away a
pleasant hour. The father of a beauti
ful young society girl, through the in
strumentality of an apparently harm
less Oriental curio which ho possesses,
is forced to assume, for a short time,
his daughter's identity. The adven
tures which befall them are ludicrous
id the extreme. There is a laugh in ev
ery line of the story*
The same issue ?3 rich In the num
ber and variety of short stories. Cy
rus Townsend Brady contributes a
strong talc of the plains, entitled "How
'The Kid" Went Over the Range."
"Jane's Gontioman," oy Owen Oliver,
is a charming bit. "Envoy Extraor
dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary,"
by Guy Wetmore Carryl, is vivid and
drnmatlc. "The Fatter Calf," by Juliet
Wilbor Tompkins, ls a striking epis
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"The Blue Thorn of Kashgar," by Ed
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title, "Break a Heart and Make an Ac
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musical and seasonable. There is the
usual abundant supply of light quips
and jests. All in all, the July Smart
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Report on the Uno of Liquid Fool Under
The result of experiments in burning
oil as fuel made by the Bureau of
Steam Engineering, ?. S. N., appears In
a recent- report of the Chief of that
Department. Thc conclusions reached
are as follows:
1. Oil eau be burned lo a very uni
2. The evaporative efficiency of near
ly every kind of oil, per pound of com
bustible, ls probably the same. While
the crude oil may be rich In hydro
carbons, lt also contains sulphur; so
that after refining, tho oil lins*probably
the same calorific value as the crude
3. A marine steam generator cnn be
forced to even as high a degree with oil
as with coal.
4. Up to the present time no ill ef
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5. The firemen are disposed to fnvoc
oil, and therefore no impediments will
be met in this respect.
0, The air requisite for combustion
should bo heated, if possible, before en
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7. Thc oil should be heated, so that
it can ho atomized more readily.
8. When using steam, higher pres
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lagoons than lower pressures, for atom*
izing thc oil.
0. Under heavy forced draft, partic
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been found possible to prevent sinok?
issuing from the stack, although all
connected with the tests made special
efforts to secure complete combustion.
10. Thc consumption of liquid fuel
probably eau not bc forced to as great
au extent with steam as the atomizing
agent, as It cnn when compressed air is
used for this purpose. Tills is probably
due to the fact that the air used for
atomizing purposes, after entering thc
furnace, supplies oxygen, while lu the
case of 'steam the raiilied vupor dis
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11. The efficiency of oil fuel plants
?will he greatly dependent upon the gen
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thc work should bc entrusted only to
those who have given careful study
to thc matter and who have lind ex
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a very small part in increasing thc
use of crude petroleum; for where the
burners are simple In design and are
constructed In accordance with scien
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to it, carefully, that they do uot pur
chase appliances that nre untried, and
have been designed by persons who
have had but limited experience in
Dperating oil devices.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Doubt.ia brother evil to despair.
Idleness ls the key of beggary and
the rdot of all evil.
The best cure for a man's conceit
is a woman's laughter.
A man who always acts hos time
afterward to find rensons.
Fearlessness burns Its bridges be
hind; fear, the bridges before.
No man was over discontented with
the world if ho did his duty in it.
Man regards human nat a? as a
packmule on which to pile his sins.
Some things that nre received as
gifts are really intended as invest
When you conquer your enemy by
force his better part rcmutns uucou
Every wise man has a parachute Of
prudence attached to his balloon of
Thc foundation of self-respect is
work. Work ls the parent of enter
prise; Idleness ls the parent of vice.
Tho Color of (?hosta.
Gray, rather than black or white, -ap
pears to bc the prevailing color worn
by the latter-day ghosts. Two houses,
one In England and the other In Ire
land, are persistently hauutcd by what
are called "gray ladles." The Irish
Bpook of this category recently Btood
lu front of a bust of Shakespeare; hid
den by her form; A pair of shoes,
thrown nt her opaque substance, pene
trated it completely and ,crashed
against the marble bust. A third gray
ghost haunting the ancient dormitory
of nu English college is, on thc other
hand, transparent. The panels of Win
dows can be seen through its 'oral. A
fourth gray ghost appears as a shadow,
singularly distinct and showing all thc
lines and features of a human being.
Still another spook, that of Colonel Av
Mclnandc-r, seen in St. Petersburg, le o
gray shadow. In fact, there are toe
many gray ghost for enumeration. The
"sheeted dead" appear to be In a small
minority nowadays. Even black ghosts
seem to outnumber them. The black
shade of nu ancient clergyman often
seen In daylight upon an English coun
try road sometimes wears a white film
of vapor enveloping his sable raiment.
The phantom of another clergyman,
;een in church, la described ns "a black,
clear mist with the outline of a mau."
That of "a little old woman lu brown"
lias long haunted the front yard of a
certain cottage, while that of "an old
lady In green" bothers n miuister of
the gospel-Washington Star.
Balloon TH. Automobile,
Eight automobile enthusiasts have
formed a volunteer corps to be Used
by the Government In time of war for
carrying dispatches and bringing Into
communication distant points not
reached by thc railroads. Of late, to
get themselves lu training, they have
organized several balloon pursuits.
In these novel chases an aeronaut
starts skyward lu a balloon, carrying
some dummy dispatches, while at thc
same time the automobiles start in pur
suit of the huge gas bag on terrai
firma. If n good breeze rs blowing tho
aeronaut gives the automobiles a lively
chase, while if he ls aided with clouds
In or above which to hide himself hq
keeps the modern "knight of the road"
guessing as to his whereabouts. Tho
one who reaches him first after his de
scent is declared thc winner of thc
chase, which is said to bp much more
exciting than "hare and hounds" or ii
fox hunt-Aeronautical World.
Tho 1'Iilllppliio Jungle.
Thc sportsman w?o chances to try
his luck In the Philippinns caji lind
plenty of pood snooting nt wild pigeon.l
and wild doves; and there are loriots,
woodcock and many specimens of mag
pie. A trijj through a Philippine Jungle,
even In times ol' pence, is one never
to be forgotten. There is always some
thing new and interesting passing be
fore the eyes, and while one is always
seeing some kind of animal Ufe, be ??
never just certain whether the next
ste)) forward will not bring to view an
Immense anaconda, a ferocious boar, a
great antler, or some other uf the great
animal tribe of thc islands. -
Every sick sod ailing woman,
Every young girl who suffers monthly,
Every woman who is approaching maternity,
Every woman who feels that life is a burden,
Every woman who has tried all other means to regain health ? .? .asa,
Every woman who is going through that critical time - thc change of life -
is invited to write to .Mrs. Piakham, Lynn, Mass., in regard to her trouble, and
the most expert advice telling exactly bow to obtain a CURE will be sent abso
lutely free cf cost.
Tho one thing that qualifies a person to give advice on any subject
is experience-experience creates knowledge.
No other person hti3 so v/ide an experience with female ills nor such
a record of success as Mrs. Pinkham has had.
Over a hundred thousand cases come before her each year. Some
personally, others by mail. And this hus been going on for twenty years,
day after day, and day after day.
Twenty years of constant success - think of the knowledge thus
gained ! Surely women arc wisc in seeking advice from a woman with
such an experience, espscially when it is free
Mrs. Mayes, of Boston, wrote to Mrs. Pinkham when she was
In great trouble Her Totter shows thc result? There are actually
thousand;, of such letters in Mrs. Pinkham's possession.
DEAR Mas. PINKHAM : - I have been under doctors' treatment for female
troubles for some timo, but without any relief. They now tell mc I have a
fibroid tumor. I cannot, sit down without great pain, and the soreness extends
up my spine. I have bearing down p.iius both back and front. My abdomen
is swollen, I cannot wear my clothes with any comfort. Womb is dreadfully
BWollen, and I have had flowing spcll3 for three years. My appetite is not
good. 1 cannot walk or be on my feet for any length of time.
" Thc symptoms of Fibroid Tumor, given in your little book, accurately
describe my case, so I write to you for advice." - MRS. E. F. HAYES, 2O2
Dudley St. (Boston), Roxbury, Mass.
" DEAB Mns. PIN'KIIAM: - I wrote to ye: describing my symptoms, and
asked your advice. You replied, and I followed all your directions carefully
for several months, nod to-rhiy I am a well woman.
" Thc usc of'Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, together
with your advice, carefully followed, entirely expelled the tumor, and strength
ened thc whole system. I can walk mile6 now.
" Your Vegetable Compound is worth five dollars a drop. I advise all
women who arc afflicted with tumors, or any female trouble, to write 3'ou for
advice, and give it a faithful trial."- MES. E. F. HAYES, 252 Dudley St
(Boston), Itoxbury, Mass. j
Mrs. Hayes will gladly answer any and all letters that may be
addressed to her aslting about her illness, and how Mrs. Pinkham
FORFE5T If ve cannot forthwith produc? tba original lotter and signature ol
above testimonial, which trill provo Its absoluto iTonulnetieMi
Lydia ]?. Plukhain aiodicino Co., Lynn, MAIS.
A considerable amount of interest,
says Scientific American, has been
aroused by thc announcement, as the
result of a prolonged scries of experi
ments, of a mpthoil of so treating tim
ber as to secure even from soft wood
a largely increased toughness and
hardness. Thc process is described
as one of vulcanizing, comparable in
some respects with Bessemer's pro
cess of converting iron into steel, and
ls the invention of Mr. Po ell, a
Liverpool merchant. The treatment
to which- the timber ls subjected is,
roughly" speaking, that of saturation
at boiling point with a solution of
sugar, the water being afterwards
evaporated at a high temperature.
The result is to leave the pores and
Interstices of thc wool filled in with
solid matter, and the timber vulcaniz
ed, preserved and seasoned. The nature
of moderately soft wood, it ls claimed,
is In this way changed to a tough and
hard substance, without brittleness,
and niso without uny tendency to split
or crack. It ls also rendered remark
ably impervlor.3 to water. Hard wood
similarly treated derives similar bene
fits. Moreover, it ls claimed that thc
process may he completed and timber
turned out ready for use In a few days.
Features of Ainslee's for July.
Thc Ribboned -Way, novel. by__S
Carleton; A Recruit in Diplomacy,
short story, by Justus Milos Forman;
A Leaf from His Salad Days, short
r-tory, by Baroness Von Hutten; The
Ideal Man, essay, by Kate Masterson;
The Passing of Lon Twitchell, short
story, hy Chauncey C. Hotchkiss;
'Twixt Cup and Lip, short story, by
Guy Wetmore Carryl; How Julia Was
Saved, short story, by George Horton;
I Dr. Polnltzkl, short story, by Ario
Bates; The Perils and Pitfalls, short
j story, by Joseph C. Lincoln; Under the
Surface, short story, hy Annie C. Muir
Other contributors are: Ella Wheel
er Wilcox, Charles G. D. Roberts, Ar
thur Stringer. Mrs. Reginald De Ko
? ven. Robort Lovoman, Lucia Chambcr
? lain, Frank S. Arnctt, Florence Holmes
j Beach, \V. Bert Foster, Edmund Vance
JUST SAVED HIMSELF.
Mrs. Strohgmind-We have boen
told that you said tho women of
America couldn't cook.
Celebrity (momentarily confused)
Why-ah-madam, certainly. It is
tho caso in all countries. Cooking
le beneath women. It is a man's job.
AN UNJUST ASPERSION.
"Yes, our society's new President
certainly Is a busy woman, but they
say she is neglecting her duties as a
wife and mother."
"That Is not true. I know for a fact
that she manages to see her family al
most every day."-Brooklyn LJfe.
"Your pastor must bc a financier."
"I should say so! Why. he has a
scheme to fund thc church debt at
2 1-2 per cent., and I be-llevo that
some day he'll capitalize the church
and Issue common and preferred
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