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Bot Lady in Chriesman, Who Went
to Bed With This Idea, Has
Changed Her Mind.
Chriesman, Tex.-In a letter from
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three years ago, I was just entering
-womanhood and was sick in bed for
nearly nine months. I took medicines
from four doctors, but it didn't help
me. Sometimes,v I would ache all
over, and I would have such a head
ache, I had to go to bed.
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Cardui. Now I am cured of all my
troubles, and I shall praise Cardui
as long as I live. My sister said I
never would get well, but now I am
perfectly well, and I am thankful for
what the medicine did for me."
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KE last will and testament of
George Washington - per
haps the most precious and
the most interesting of all
the relics of the Father of
His Country-has recently
been saved to the nation.
Moreover this rescue of the
most significant document
penned by our first presi
dent took place just in the
nick of time. A few years
more and the country might
have had to mourn the loss of this priceless
souvenir just as it has been mourning these
many years past the disappearance of the
original penned drafts of some of the famous
speeches delivered by some of our most fa
mous men on historic occasions.
lt was not, in the present case, that fire or
theft threatened the Washington relic-al
though it must be admitted that there is a
possibility of loss by either of these mean3
BO long as it remains in its present depository.
However, the destructive agent that recently
aroused some of the nation's most prominent
afficials to the peril of the Washington will
ls nothing less than the ravages of time. Until
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Kithin the past few months the public at large
lid not know of the whereabouts of the Wash
ington will, if indeed it even knew of the ex
istence 'of the paper. However, the officials of
the state department and the library of con
gress knew its resting place in an obscure
county courthouse in Virginia, and whereas
they realized the futility of. their ambition to
ever get permission to transfer it to Wash
ington, where it ought to repose as a great na
tional relic, they still had sufficient interest in
it to keep a watchful eye. on it, so to speak.
Some months ugo it suddenly came to the
ears of these interested parties that the will
long known to be in a poor state of preserva
tion-was in imminent danger of going utterly
to ruin. Obviously quick action and heroic
measures were necessary and thereupon there
was inaugurated that project which has lately
witnessed the complete restoration of the will
by means of a miracle of manuscript surgery
and document restoration carried on by the
greatest experts in the'country in tais highly
specialized line of work.
Persons who are at all conversant with the
care with which Uncle Sam fosters and safe
guards all the important state and private
papers of Historical value that are in his keep
ing-for instance, the Declaration of Inde
pendence which is never even exposed to
light-may naturally marvel that so priceless
a trophy as the will of Washington should
have been allowed to fall into decay. The ex
planation is found in the fact, above noted,
thai the will is not and never has been In the
possession of the federal government. It was
filed for probate in the year 1S00 at the county
3eat of the county In Virginia where Washing
ton resided and in that state it has remained
ever since. A century of wear and tear might
be expected to play havoc with almost any
document and at times during this cycle the
Washington relic saw some rather rough han
dling for so fragile an object During the
The Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft gives an
interesting account of the past year's excava
tion work in three different parts of Babylon.
In the town quarter kviown as Kasr wore
laid hare several hundred meters of a wall
about 35 feet thick, broken by numerous door
openings which were originally flanked by
towers. The most interesting find here was a
coffin of burned clay, on the lid of which was
a relief of a bearded head..
Near the north wall o'; the quarter known
as Sachn was discovered a system of drains,
built of brick, laid In asphalt. Here were also
found several fragments of tablets with cuni
form inscriptions from the time of Nebuchad
nezzar. This discove/y enabled the excava
tors to complete fragmentary tablets discover
ed some time before.
The legend proved to refer to the building
of the Zigurrat, the temple tower of Babylon.
The beginning reais as follows: "Nebuchad
nezzar, king of Babylon, r?v?rer of the great
ON FLODDEN FIELD
Misapprehension Current in England
Concerning the "King's
Although Flodden was fought close
upon 400 years ago it is only during
?the present week that there has been
j unveiled, a monument erected upon
i the site approximately of the center
!of the battlefield, "To the Bravo of
?Both Nations"-Olim H?stes, Nunc
of an un!
A&ps o/Vsef or arm.
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Civil war, for example, it was carried to
Richmond for safe keeping and came near
being lest entirely in the confusion that at
tended the fall of the Confederacy.
However, the worst experience of all came
only a few years ago and resulted from an
error of judgment on the part of the custo
dians of the will, v/ho supposed that they were
acting for the best. It had come about that
as it result cf the handling of the will the. pin
ning together of the 23 pages and the wear
ald?:g thc lines of the creases in which it had
been folded almost every one of the sheets was
completely severed through the middle. The
persons in charge of the will realized in a
vague sc;rt of way that something ought to be
dono and they finally hit upon the plan of;sew
ing together the severed sections of each sheet.
When the government officials and other
prominent men interested in all existing me
mentoes of George Washington heard what
had been done they were all but ready to
?weep. As though it were not bad enough to
gods, establisher of Ksagila and Ezida, son of
Nabopolassar, of the king of Babylon, am L
When Marduk, the great lord, elevated my
head I abased myself reverently before Mar
duk, the god who created me."
Af ter this Nebuchadnezzar goes on to boast
that he made the temple "brilliant as the day
with bitumen and blue glittering bricks" and
that for the same end he has had mighty ce
dars prepared. The inscription ends with
Nebuchadnezzar's prayer that Marduk will
reward his pious deeds by granting him
Work was also carried on at the town wall
built by Nabonid, the last king of Babylon,
who reigned 555-53$. B. C. About 400 meters
of this wall were uncovered. The wall is
about 25 feet thick and has a tower every 60
The main gate lies in the line of the great
Babylonian procession' street. The pavement
of the processional street at this point is
confusion (writes a corre
r?as arisen heretofore from
nee of the reputed Sybil's
i its inscription on Flodden
g the? trees above Bllnkbon
it had been placed, or rath
;ed, by the late marchioness
ord, with entire disregard of
"King's Stone," another
us site memorial consisting
hewn column, has probably
eluate d by it. It did not origi
nate in Scott's ni
in which it is alleg
where James fell,
this was a very ai
in g or trysting sto:
some distance eitl
by glacial action a
from the locality c
Tho Memorial C
veiled by Sir Geo
outcome o' a join
attempt to sew delicate
sheets of paper, it trans
pired that subsequent
handlings of the sewed
sheets had caused the
threads to wear and cut
their way through the pa
per and ultimately the
pages were literally ir.
shreds. All the while the
relic was on display in an
ordinary wooden box with
a glass cover which per
mitted the will to be con
stantly exposed to the
light while on exhibition
at the county seat of Fair
fax county and which
would probably have fad
ed out the handwriting
entirely had not the docu
ment been penned with an
exceptional quality of ink.
It was at this juncture
that the government offi
cials who volunteered
their services were allowed to take a hand to
save the wreck. The work of restoration was
placed in the hands of a federal expert who
has made a life work of the saving of damaged
papers and manuscripts. He devoted weeks
to the work and what he has wrought is little
short of a miracle. In so far as the casual
observer can detect the will is in practically
the same condition as it was when it left the
hands of its distinguished author. It is only
when a page is held to the light that one
realizes that, technically, the document is but
a ghost of its former solf.
All sorts of obst?les were encountered in
connection with the restoration of the will. It
was at first planned to have the odd salvage
work undertaken by the department of state,
the maunscript surgeons of which branch of
the government had already worked wonders
with tile Constitution of the United States,
the Declaration of Independence and other
documents. However, in order to get the ben
efit ot the skill of the state department's ex
perfectly preserved. It is constructed of two
or three layers of bricks set in asphalt and
covered with a thick coating of asphalt.
King Nabonid, it ls proved, built his fortifi
cations out of the ruins cf works constructed
by his predecessors, as the excavators foun-1
brick with a four lined inscription of Heri
glissar, ia which this ruler, whose inscriptions
have hitherto been missing, describes himself
as "the accomplisher of good deeds."
The excavations made in Assur by Dr. W.
Andrae in the season April to October yielded
still more important results. The complete
ground plan of the Temple of Assur was laid
bare, and the history of the great building
]lushed back to the third millennium, B. C.
This makes it tho oldest Mesopotamian temple
so far discovered.
The temple was renewed by the King Samsi
Adad about 1S00 E C., and it was burned down
500 years later under Salmamassar I., who,
however, reconstructed ft on exactly the old
Many important finds were made by Dr. An
drae. Near the dcor in the southeast front
were found remains of a reiief of a bull three
jtes to "Marmion,"
ed to mark the spot
As a matter of fact
acient tribal gather
tie transported from
1er mechanically or
nd is situated about
a milo northward
if thc final scene of
ross, which was un
rgs Douglas, is the
t effort by English
men and Scotsmen from bot
With regard to the num
took part in Flodden, altl
Scottish army assembled I
on the Borough Moor of Edi
computed to have numbered :
001), the camp of James on
ing of September 9 did nc
probably more than "5,000.
comprised tho flower of
army. The numbers of the t
which faced one another t
first largely in favor of thc S
4Ar?? ??ox- rjv wKrc/2 ir W4<?r
perts it would be necessary to remove the 'will
to Washington for the interim while the work
of restoration was in progress, and the county
officials at Fairfax who had thc say in the mat
ter refused flat-footed to allow the document
to leave Virginia.
.It looked for a time as though this might
block thc whole plan, but finally the officials ol
the library of congress, who have on their stan*
a manuscript surgeon almost as skillful as the
one at the state department, offered to send th.iv
wizard to Fairfax Courthouse and have him
carry on the work there. This was done and
tho outcome has been as satisfactory as though
the work of rejuvenation had been conducted
in the well-equipped plant at the national capi
tal. However, there were many handicaps and
not the least of these was found in the neces
sity for transporting to Fairfax a hea;y press
and other paraphernalia needed for tue intri
cate piecing of the torn and ragged pages
and mounting them on the cardboard mounts,
one of which has been provided for each page
of the will.
Unquestionably the gratifying success which
has attended this attempt to restore the Wash
ington will to the appearance it bore one hun
dred years ago has been due in no small meas
ure to the aid afforded by a number of blank
sheets of paper made especially for George
Washington and watermarked with his name.
When the government officials first inspected
the torn and tattered will with a view to apply
ing their ingenious "first aid" treatment they
at once realized that an inordinate amount o$
piecing and patching would be necessary and
they were in a quandary where to obtain mate
rial that would match the original, for, of course, j
the will was written on very distinctive paper,
and to patch it with ordinary paper of present
day manufacture would have resulted in only
partially concealing the wounds made by time
and careless hands.
There was a long search for paper that
could be used with confidence that no person
examining the restored document without tho
aid of a magnifying glass could tell where the
original left off and a patch began. Finally the
officials discovered in a secondrhand bookstore
in Washington a number of sheets of the writ
ing paper which General Washington had manu
factured especially for his personal use and
this paper was used wherever new tissue had to
be grafted on the original document, with the
result that the appearance of the original has
been simulated so as to defy detection. Each
sheet of the will has been so backed or mounted
upon "crepeline" that it will stand any reason- j
able amount of handling and the ink of the will
has been "set" so that there is little danger of
However, for all that the precious document
has been put in condition to stand another cen
tury of strenuous existence If need be, it is
not likely that it will ever again be called upon
1o suffer such neglect or abuse as in tho past.
The county officials who are the custodians of
the will appear to be aroused to the necessity
of giving lt more intelligent care than it an
joyed in years gone by. To that-end the pages
of the will have been bound in the form of a
book with handsome red levant cover and a
special fireproof, burglar-proof steel safe, made
specially for tho purpose under the supervision
of the government officials will henceforth be
the repository of this relic.
The attention which this restoration of the
will is receiving is expected to resuit in the vis
its in future of considerable numbers of tourists
and sightseers to Fairfax Courthouse, the Vir
ginia hamlet where the will has its home-the
more so since this historic spot can now be
reached by trjolley from the naUonal capital.
Tho county seat of the county where Washing
ton lived and died has many picturesque land
marks not the least interesting of which is the
old courthouse in which Washington's will was
probated and which presents today the same
appearance that it did on that historic day more
than a century ago. The will is net kept in the
courthouse but in the office of the clerk of tho
court, which occupies a separate building. The
work of restoring the Washington will, had it
been entrusted to any manuscript surgeon out
side the government service-and there are
only a few such in the country-would have
cost $200 to $300 at least and it is probable that
several times the latter sum might have been
demanded for the service for which the gov
ernment made no charge.
times larger than life size. Another find was
an inscription of Sennacherib to the effect that
ho had "builded a house to the God Ninib."
This presumably refers to an extension of the
temple at the east corner, of which little now
remains, but the temple well built by Sennach
erib is intact.
Tho Temple of Assur is shown to have boen
of vast extent. The excavations reveal a court
yard surrounded by rooms and .two immense j
halls. The excavators found here fragments |
of enameled brick dating from modern Assy
rian times and showing markedly the influence
of Egypt. These bricks depict battles, prison
ers and soldiers on march and the destruction
of fortresses. .
h sides of
in all 100,
probably pretty well equalized after
the dramatic disappearance of Home
and Huntley's division of 8,000 to 10,
000 men shortly after the beginning of
Tho arm mostly used by the Scots
was a keen and sharp spear 15 feet
long. Targets also were carried by
them and when the spears failed
they fought with "great and sharp
swords." Flodden was the last field
upon which the bows of yew and
clot b-y ard sh aft -3 were employed by
the English.-Westminster Gazette.
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rheumatism, relieves that tired
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cures paleness, nervousness,
builds up the whole system.
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AT THE ZOO.
Mr. Bird-This, my dear, is the In
PAINFUL FINGER NAILS CURED
"l have suffered from the same trou
ble (painful finger nails) at different
periods of my life. The first time of
its occurrence, perhaps twenty-five
years ago, after trying home remedies
without getting helped, I asked my
doctor to prescribe for me, but it was
not for a year or more that my nails
and fingers were well. The Inflamma
tion and suppuration began at the
base of the finger nail. Sometimes it
was so painful that I had to use a
poultice to induce suppuration. After
the pus was discharged the swelling
would go down until the next period
of inflammation, possibly not more
chan a week or two afterwards. These
frequent inflammations resulted in the
loss of the nail. I had sometimes as
many as three fingers in this state at
one time. .
"Perhaps ten years later I began
again to suffer from the same trouble.
Again I tried various remedies, among
them a prescription from a doctor of
a friend of mine, who had suffered
from a like trouble. This seemed to
help somewhat for a time, but it was
not a permanent, cure; next tried a
: prescription from my own doctor, but
! this was so irritating to the sensitive,
j diseased skin that I could not use it.
' I began to use Cuticura Soap and
Ointment. I had used the Cuticura
\ Ointment previously on my children's
scalps with good effect. I did not us?
the Soap exclusively, but I rubbed the
Cuticura Ointment into the base of
the nail every night thoroughly, and
as often beside as I could. I had not
used' it but a few weeks before my
nails were better, and in a short time
they were apparently well. There
was no more suppuration, nor inflam
mation, the nails grew out clean
again. One box of Cuticura Ointment
war, all that I used in effecting a
cure." (Signed) Mrs. I. J. Horton,
Katonah, N. Y.. Apr. 13, 1910. On
Sept. 21, Mrs. Horton wrote: "I have
had no further return of the trouble .
with my finger nails."
lt Wasn't a Fire.
The principal of one of the New
Jork East Side night schools was en
rolling a new pupil, who was togged
out in a suit of clothes so new that
it hurt him. Just before the boy came
in the principal had heard the sound
of fire engines in the street.
"What is your name?" the principal
asked the lad.
"Tom Dugan," was the reply.
"Where was the fire, Tommy?"
asked the principal as he wrote down
the name. There was no reply; only
"I say, where was the fire?" repeat
ed the principal.
"Don't git gay wit me," was the
somewhat astonishing answer. "Dere
wasn't no fire, see? I bought dis here
suit and I paid seven-fifty for it."
The Lord's Advertisement.
Willie had been to see his old
nurse, ano she had shown him her
treasures, including some very strik
ingly colored scripture texts which
graced her walls.
A few days afterward his aunt gave
him a. dime to spend at a bazaar.
Seeing that he seemed unable to find
what he wanted, she asked him what
he was looking for.
"I am looking for one of the Lord's
advertisements, like Mary has in her
rcom," said Willie.
Illness at the Zoo.
An unexpected result of the Portu
guese revolution was the indisposition*
of the animals at ?he Lisbon zoologi
cal gardens. They all became ill, hav
ing been so alarmed by the bombard
ment that they refused to eat and.
Most concerts are all right, if there
aro no cats in them.
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It is served direct from
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A breakfast favorite 1
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