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BURIED TREASURES?TWO THOUSAND ABANDONED MINES IN MEXICO
ny frank ?; i arpestku.
SINCE I came to Mexico my eyes
have been bulging at the stories
I hear of the lost treasures of j
Mexico They come from old pros
pectors. from mining engineers and 1
from men posted as to the Mexican j
mineral territory. At the College of
Mines, in this city, you may see gold
and silver from workings which once
turned out millions, hut are now tilled
with water, and in the government
records are notes of vast properties I
which hav?* loni? since been abandoned. I
When Alexander Humboldt, the great |
scientist, traveled over Mexico, more j
than a century ago, he counted 3.000 '
mines, and I am told that fully 2.000 ]
? if these are now in < xtstence. Of
some the very records have been lost,. ;
and the> are now known onl> by tra- j
vnttndoiii d Klines. ,
AVhen Mexico not its independence by [
e\erthrowlng the rule of Spain it en-|
tw d upon an era of revolution which
lasted for years. During that time some j
? if the most profitable mines were '
abandoned. The water rushed in. their (
works were destroyed, and for a time I
their vert existence was blotted from ]
th* knowledge of man There are still [
man: old dumps and the remains of ;
,.bl workings, scattered here and there, j
throughout the whole Mexican terri* 1
tory. Some of these old dumps are |
said to contain fortunes. It used to ;
be that a mine had to product at least j
y-n j,, the ton to be worth operating, i
s" that rich ore only was taken and j
tli/- poor left on the side. We have in !
the T'nlted tFates mines which are now |
paying well at lesn than ?:? per ton, ,
an<i the cyanide and new smelting pro- j
??es!-' s are bringing out tens of mil- '
lions of dollars worth of gold and j
silver that formerly went to waste.
The TrenMirp.s of the Altec*.
Many of the mines of the Aztecs are |
still to he found. When forte* had
conquered Montezuma he pot him to !
send his taxgnthorers out over fhe '
country to make records of the loca- ;
tions of the best tnln- s. They brought j
back an itemized list, but it is doubt- i
ft:! whether it was a true one. Cortez ?
was evci. less successful in his at
tempts to /Jml where the Aztecs had
buried their treasures. ITe tried to
screw this information out of Guate
mozin the nephew of Montezuma and ;
his son-in-law This prince was tor- j
tured by fire to make him disclose the i
secret Hf at first claimed there was ,
no treasure, but finally said that the i
cold had h?en thrown into the waters, j
Cortez then searched the lakes about
Mexico City, but Ills- divers found noth
ing. although they dug up a disc of pure
gold as big as a cart wheel out of the
garden of Guatemozln.
The treasures of Montezuma arc still
undiscovered. They are said to have
been worth $50,000,000, and there are
documents. In picture, language, which
itemize the shields, helmets, sandals
and plates of solid gold, and the gold ;
grains and dust which were worth this
great sum. One tradition locates the
burial site of the treasure at Coyoacan,
not far from Mexico City.
W hat Corlfr. lint.
There is no question as to the extent ,
of the precious metals of the times of
the Aztecs. The king who preceded
Montezuma was a miser, and he had
collected a treasure which. Cortez says,
was greater than that possessed by any
monarch of Kurope. Much of this con
sisted of grains and nuggets of gold
and gold utensils and trinkets. Cortez
had a great part of it melted and cast
into ingots He sent one - ti ft h of the
vodud of Spain, an?l among other
tilings a gold cannon which the Aztecs
< ast for him. and a platter of gold so
i>ip that a l'00-pound hog could have
been served upon it. He describes how
gold was sold in birds' quills as an ar
ticle of merchandise at Montezuma's
? apital and expiates upon the great
beauty of the shields. helmets and
plates which were carved by the In
Old Workings Which >on I*ny Mll
Some of the best mining properties
of to-day are old workings which have
been pumped out and re-opened. Take
the Heal del Monte neai Pachuca, in
the State of Hidalgo. That mine was
yielding millions when we were light
ing with King George as to tlie tax
Kl'" wr!te?.. 1 an f&i be nw normal
?t-eiph'. I fitter >? ith he. n!i?^ aim am
r.9 r vf.t.F If. Ir? j it:t f ? \haiiMiot If oi.
tcil me sonn-thinr i-- hMp mo I <hall
la very frra:?:ii
Atik??r: I < '.nef- ril i r.thlns ? > rf
feitne at % th t" i:r? >u:.-r . ? th'fe p ale
hypn-iilicl&ue e .: <? n . ?.?
in extracting ir? hu'r.tiw ? -<.:i. the tn
which will Int:- < ? i. suppl)
i.'.i fi on.' tje . ii?
plurnp ar.d health* Ti:11. t: e.ittncr' hec.ibl
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'.lAft tir.ie t-j ir i he <? ,
of the boa>
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one who i? b''th ie. i.,'.
*<? pleaae tcp::
Atif.v-?r: Vii . can ' ' .re
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pariila ? p '?/> v. ln/ . ?
hall nz . -'<<ilt. n nib > ?!e.
of pot m :.i 1 '. II t . . -.-IM.V
Hnv i Hf 'in n -i<fj? ?
bron< h:al f m < be reileveii? " ?
not >*i*ri. t>> h'.p :if what wo : ? j o . .,
Answer: To ( tire ? n'onb < olrt. ' r t: ... ?
ai.ri l.rom. hit If 1 < ! ad'is" ih' . ?
con- er.t-liied e?>e I. e ? e:,thf!a ?.'-re I ? .
ehaee ililfi at any drup -tore In j- .. M
ace>. unfl ir.l\ r. line tf. rttrec.tlon' i;. -
on bottle, aid >011 ?iil very ?horll> le - ;r<"
..f a!', brot. ? Mai lr>iiib|e. [h^ will r.f.t <?
relieve but w ill < .mi>; b \ ery pUa>an
"Hulda" says: i tannot eai wlthou
great dlrtress after eatbis 1 am sleeples
iind re.itlesN. nervous aiai Irritable. Can yo^
te!l rne anything that would f jre me?"
Answer: Vniii trouble ).*. ^11 due to yf.u
rtomaeh. which cause: the nervoue resiles
'eellm;. Take tablet- trjopeptine anil jot
will ?oon be cured o! ai: tlil* trouble Tlie.-i
.lie packed in sealed ,rt'.r> and urn jdtik
> hite and blue tut. 't- to t.e taken aft?
tliealx. Take the pink aliie- i.ete- hre?4kfat.t
"hit.? after dinner and b!.i? .-'te- ?npper I
ti-.le If. continued th- ? irat. e av;en?ies wil
eoon rentore natural ilige;lb?n.
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"Ml?a M." write*: J lufter rre^tly w-iti
my nerve*, am almoat on the point of ner
Ancient mining. Tlio ore nnn cruxlicd by drnRpIng honvj- stone* u\ cr 11. Till* Ik the old style atam|> mill.
The ]int lo proccNN of silver reduetlon. snw the imileM trotting u liout tu these IiIb vnta of silver nmd."
upon tea. It hns been abandoned aK^in
ami again. ami il is now owned by
Americans, who within the past live
years have made it pay something like
$5,000,000 in dividends.
The Real del Monte was owned 1fi5
years ago by a mule driver named Ter
icroy. He developed the mine and be
came the. "Coal Oil .lohnnie" of his
time. lie loaned the King of Spain
$1,000,000. and presented him with Sev
ern. warships fully equipped. in re
turn th<- Kinp save him a title of no
bility, and he was known as the Count
of Regla. You may see his bust on the
front of the national pawnshop here
in Mexico t'itv He cave the money
I to found that institution. Th<- sum
was $300,000, and the aim was to beat
the usurers by loaning? money to the
poo: at a low rate of interest.
Count Repla once asked the Kinc of
Spain to come over and visit him. say
ing that he would plate the walls "f
his bedroom with silver, and carpet
the paths upon which he walked about
the place with silver bars.
Fortunes l.osl and V\ on.
Khortl> aftei Count Regius death a
subterranean river burst into t lie Real
?it I Monte, ami 4 was under water
when Humboldt name. He described
its possibilities and his report formed
1 i he basis for a mining craze in which
the property was capitalized and of
^ Zetv/s 3<iAcr
The uuestlons answered below are general
> hara. 'ei Th? symptoms or diseases oi*
i.*n and the answers will apply to aoy
a.-e of similar nature.
Those wishing tnrther sdvl e free, may
? bir ? .-? 1M l,fwi.- Haker. College Hldg Col
g?-Kllwoo.1 St.-. Uayton. Ohio, en< losing
If-addreswed. stamped ' .
must be given, but
!-a.ldr?>si-d. stamped envelope for reply.
11 name and address must be given, but
only Initial.- nt ti tlttous names will bo used
In my answer - The prescriptions can hi
Jilled at .in well-stocked drug "tore. Any
druggist can order of wholesaler.
vous pr -nitration. 1 cannot ?leep and am
h> sterii al at time.- Can you help me'.'"
Atiswei Many women, obi and yminc.
w bo have suffered ?h > ou do have beer.
. ure ? by utlng tin1 following tonic restora
tive treatment 'let from your druggist 1 o:.
tincture cadomene i i nt cartiatnon> and
s; n:p of h;. pophorphltes uomp . mix. and
take a tea.-pnonftil before each meal. Al
?ay> shake well before taking.
"MISS T It." ask*: "Do you think a
weight of 15 pounds is too much for a girl
of merlin;.. height and what < an 1 safely
take to reduce about 30 pounds V"
Answer. Voir v. eight is excessive and if
It in. reas< * it n-.a> < ause much suffering and
#i tiar'assn < nt 1 advise the regulai use
oi graii a-bolene tablets, wlileh are sold
b ? 11ost phafi t'? b" In -.-aled tubes, with
i'.ite ti- ! - ioi self-a nninlstratlon.
,,rn,fr ,"l'"v ? My liver and kidneys
\ o in ? i have dizzy spells
? .''??"k be ioi e my Also have
11 is in <'an I oe helped"
Answer !'.. . ure kidney and liver trouble
t h I ? ? - 3 r a i:. ? rphe'b tablets < not sul
1 '????? ? 1h' ??? are (.islifi up In scaled tubes
v til full ilir> 'i. Ioi taking They act
; *..^M,.ti> a- ; e up il- lift'* el? aim llvei
r. p .t J:> tii" ? Th?;. are convenient
? :> t.\ e .itid highly curative.
- he f...lowing will eure >our
'?e i wet I! , g I, ft dram of
- ? ' dram, tincture
? "/- ' "?'??!? "ui:. balm wort Mix.
? f: : . ? to !' drops i:i
?"?e hto.f b< foi e < a< ii meal.
? i.ftered a grf.?t
' :.e heada ches,
t b P awful. ? ',.n
. . | ? ? l i i .e ar.l IseptlC vl
i ??! ? er: t ??!!! hun
... .it : ; - -dj'.y ? uruttve.
- a -innallj. t" prevent a
? ? ?? o- i,i:i e original pai It
i r>r . t ii ,i' ? t ? a ? pnon
i I " ? ! ' a -:,i *i a' e- I l oin III" pallll
? ' ? ate i :.ro igh '.lie
n > -1': t: < e.i ie d. '?o or
t vi ? ? ? ? ? i .? y. i a b ' tearpoonful
<l . ? n . ? ? . < ill laid or
va>? ? * l i: ? ;? ? ': ^ i m . -
twlrr , a!^'. youi rhtairii should ft'OOn be
" "Onda ? .'.??? -l ?r' ,!. m wit Iti i
ing scab '* ???!???! iib.g
out. 11 I I 1 ? '
A nswei . * ? \ Y .-t t- ?>.. i,e>?
r remedy far > -? . j ? -fa i
? Intidriltt thai ? ri . ., i. .? t
' In four oun' <? i ar.i .? ... i ? ? g '<1
' dirertlons. wi ? ? ? I. Ir
and hcalp It niir l. ?* r>i at; >.:.?? ??
and >OU aie bo: ?i< I - ? I. t;
lf.ckft. the use ot , w ... r, .|1U.
? soft, fluffy appear.!!.' e ai.e ' 1 :! K ba-v. thi
- .Intense natural cob.r. >.?!? (rtUement.
fered in England. The stock was in
meat demand and the $.">00 ^liarc.s sold I
as high as SS0.000 eacli in tin- open j
market. Cornish miners were brought i
over and shiploads of machinery in- ?
stalled During the next twenty-live
years $20.000.0o0 was spent in operating
the property, and the output was only |
three-fourths of that amount. The !
company tlnally went bankrupt, and I
the mine went Into the hands of others. !
who are said to have taken something
like $40,000,000 worth of metal out of
it. The men who own it now hail to j
pay several mill'iuis in assessments
before they could make it again pay.
but lip to .!ul>. 15M0, they had received
$4,105 in dividends. *
The Wonderful >11 tie* of l,n l.ur..
The mines about Guanajuato, which
are now turning out millions for Amer- \
icans. originated through the discov
ery of the I.a Luz mine, out of which '
more than 5SOO.OOO.OOO in silver was
taken. This mineral region was
known to Cortez. and the La Luz mine j
was discovered in 1 547, only tifty-rlve i
years after Columbus made his first ;
voyage. It was found by a company j
of Spanish soldiers, who made a tire
on a rock to keep warm and were
amazed to find puddles of silver amid !
Tl?e> then investigated and found
that the country about was full of sil- j
v'er. They began mining with Indians,
carrying the sacks of ore to the sur- j
face by means of a notched pole. Kach
Indian had a bag of this ore on his
back and lie (limbed with it out of the
mine. In this way hundreds of mil
lions of dollars' worth of ore was taken i
out. Another mine more lately discov- j
ered right near the La Luz was the
Valenciana. From 1760 to 1SS7 this!
mine produced more than $300,000,000
in silver, and it was mined in the same '
IIoukIiI lit American*.
Later on these mines stopped work- !
ing. and became tilled with water. They
wore then bought by American syndi
cates. anil are now being operated with
i lie best of mining machinery. A gre.>*
electric plant has been installed, the
power for which is brought for more
than 100 miles; and some of ?ne. oic
dumps are being worked over. It is
claimed there is enough ore in the
dumps to keep the smelters running
for twelve years without going down
into ihe mines; and that the average
cost of production will be less than halt
a dollar per ton. Among the compa
nies now operating there are the <?uati
ajuato Consolidated Mining and Mill
ing Company, the (luanajauto Develop
i merit Company, the Guanajauto Reduc
tion and Mines Company and the Cii;hi
; ajuato Amalgamated Gold Mines Com
pany. all belonging to United States
Tlie llntnpilnM nml I'nrrnl Mine*.
Other mines, which liavo been ope
' rated for hundreds of years and which
are in existence to-day, are in Chihua
| hua, Zacatecas, Honora and elsewhere.
The Hatopilas mine, which Boss Shep
herd reclaimed, had been operated for
generations before him. and the mines
of Parral. one of which has given the
peon mining king. Alvarado, his mil
lions. was in a territory which was
well-known at the time Cortez died
In 160(1 the mines there were operated
by 7.000 miners, most of whom were
Indian slaves, they worked under the
lash, and for a century or so sent a
steady stream of silver across' the
The work was so hard that the In
dians revenged themselves by flooding
the mines, and they remained unused
until Americans pumped out the water.
A I'eon Mining lilug.
As to Alvarado. he was liitterlj poor
until he made his great strike. He i>
hou worth tens of millions, and there
are some who put his possessions at
v 75,000.(100 I am told that he tirst
li 'U^ht everj h:\ui > he could think of.
building a great palace, which he
tilled with pianos and canary birds to
such an extent thai it was known as
the ho u si of song. He also becamt
charitable, and one Christmas Day gave
away 100.000 silver dollars, piling the
nionev on a truck and scattering it
about among the peons of I'arral. This
is "he same man who once said he
would give $10,000,000 to the poor of
.liis country, lie even offered to pay
ihe national debt
Another bonanza king took out .v.,
"oo.ooo ounces of silver from one mine
in twelve years and then went to Ku
iope ?fi spend it. He'lived as exirava
gantl\ as he could, but left something
like 560,000,000 for his heirs t'j fight
Stories of Lost Mine*.
The extent of the mining territory
' here is eo great that you can ?fet tra
ditions of lost mines from all part* of I
the country. TJie mining regions are
0 be round in almost every state, but ?
the principal ones are in Central and ?
Western Mexico. They run from the,
burner of the United States as fnr I
down as Oaxaca, a distance as long as!
from New York to Oklahoma City, and i
?hev go from there westward as far
as from New York to Boston. The bc*t
mines are on the western slopes of the
mountains, at from a half a mile to a i
mile and half above the sea level.
is sPrt':*fl over a vast area of
the Sierra Madre. and there are placers
in bonora and elsewhere The pros
pector s l.o.st chance is to take on* of
the disused workings or lost mines
and follow it hack ro the original vein.
I am told that there is a lC.OOO-ncre,
laiich in Sonora. every square vard of
which Rives color to the prospector's
pan The source of this gold was
looked for for generations. and was
finally found in a hill ten miles awav
hut the vein has been worked out.
. ome day the old ranch mav be run
through the mill for the scattering
bits of flour gold it contains.
In another mining region a prospect
ing party picked up a piece of rock
w.-ighing two tons, which was streaked
v.ith native silver. It was broken up
: nd reduced, and found to contain
M.000 worth of metal. The prospec
tors organized a company and searched
the whole neighborhood, finally con
cluding that the great mass had in
.some way been carried down stream
from a mining territory forty miles
There are a number of old Spanish
mines which are worked out and oth
ers which cannot be located. One of
Jhese is the Tiaopa, which the Pima
Indians claim was once the greatest
mining property of all time, hut of
which the records show no existence
Wonderful stories are told of the San
Nicolas mine, in Tamaulipas. which was
abandoned at the time of the struggle
for independence. According to tra
dition. this mine was so rich that the
streets of the town were paved with
silver, on special occasions, and silver)
Millets were cut from the ore.
Hook limps Sprinkled With ?old.
1 here is no doubt but that the old
methods 'of mining have loft fortunes
in silver and gold on the dumps. Many
? the mines were far away in the I
mountains and transportation was so
\. i'V ,*ial ?"'-v the best ore could be
v.orked. The methods were rude, the
oie being crushed between great J
stones, and the metals taken out bv
the patio process. These methods are!
Mill used in some of the mines worked (
by the natives.
I have seen them getting out silver I
the patio process. The ore Is first!
ground to a powder and mixed with !
a. day K
Yes, serve hot biscuits
for breakfast?for dinner
?for supper?the kind
that will make the whole
Dont lrt the lioijth's fame for
?iot breads die. Have biscuits pip
Mifi hot, with plenty of butter?
genuine old Virginia cooking.
GOOD LUCK BAK
I N G P O W D F. R
is the one best baking
powder. It goes far
l*or salt by all groc
Onr of the unttrc itmclterN. Observe the ullvcr lirlvkn piled up nt the
Olrl-fimlitnnrd minion; In Mexico. '
little more (hnir a breech cloth."
water until It forms a kind of a mud.,
Then a mixture of vitriol. Halt and
quicksilver Is added, and six or ri^rht
blindfolded mules are driven around
through the mud for hours until the
quicksilver has gone through every
part of it As the quicksilver touches
the particles of native silver in the ore
it sucks the silver into itself, and. when
it is drawn off, it has the greater part
of tiie silver and gold from the mud or
crushed ore. The quicksilver is then
put into a furnace and evaporated, the
1 -silver itself remaining in the fur- ;
As I saw the mules trotting around in
these big vats of silver mud. I r^
i marked upon their sorry appearance,
.and was told that only tlio oldest and
poorest of stock were used for the
I purpose. Th- reason is the quicksilver
and vitrei rots off the hoofs, and after
a year or so the animals have to be
1 am told that a great deal of silver
and golri is stolen by the Mexican
miners The average Aztec has but
little idea of property rights, and he
takes what he can find' as a gift from
<Iod In some of the mines the workers j
are searched by three different sets of
men. The peons will conceal the metal
under their arms, under their toes, in
their ears and, in fact, in every other
conceivable place. They are barefoot- j
ed and barelegged, and in many cases j
work almost naked, wearing little more
than a breech-cloth. In some of the '
old native mines they carry the ore out
upon ladders. In many places they sort ?
the ore before It Is crushed or treated
<)f the 3.000 mines counted by Hum
boldt in 1S00, not one was worked ;
scientifically, and a large part of the
increased product of the country to-day
comes from the modern mining methods
introduced by the foreigners.
MpxIco'h >IlnluK l.nvvs.
I have received many Inquiries as to i
the mining laws of Mexico. They are
simple and practical. Every camp has !
1 its board which looks after the inter- ;
' ests of the miners, and foreigners have j
; the same right as natives in denounc- j
i ing a claim.
The ordinary mining claim Is called |
| a pertenancla. It contains about 100 i
j square metres or about two and one- j
I half ucres. and il can be held by tak
; Ing out the proper papers and paying
| at the rate of $i?, Mexican currency, for ?
I each twenty-five claims per year. The
| titles of the claims are recorded in the !
i department of Kormento. and patents '
i for them are Issued by the general ?
government. The mining laws are 1
more liberal than ours: and claims can .
be held whether worked or not, so long j
I as the taxes are paid.
? Where I'eorls Are liaised on Farms. '
Mexico is now producing a goodly ;
amount of pearls and also of precious 1
stones used in the arts. The pearls]
1 come from the Gulf of California, the I
oysters being found on both sides of
the peninsula by native d'vers and
also being cultivated on farms
The fishing is under concessions
font the Mexican government, and one
company, which has the largest pearl
| farm III the world, is now employing
i in the hri-vesting season more than
! 1 000 hands The oysters are planted,
| the eggs being placed in artificial chan
nels. v- here the young can be protected
I from their natural enemies. As they
! grow they are taken into deeper water
and kept In large boxes or cages and
' there left to develop. The harvest is
ready at the end of two years, at which
time it is said that the shells arc at
their best and contain the best pearls.
It is fi 1 ho said that the pearls disappear
j after that age.
Three kinds of pearls: yellow, white
and blf.ek, are now being found. The
yellow iinos are of the least value, the
(while -cries come next, being worth
| about $250 a carat, anil the most val
i uable arc the black pearls, which are
i worth $300 a carat and upward.
j One of the biggest pearls ever found
j here was three-fourths of an inch in
I diameter. It was taken to T'aris and
I sold to the lCmperor of Austria for
j 510,000. A black pearl from this region
j valued at $25,000, went first to Madrid,
j and was given by Spain to Napoleon
111. Another famous Mexican pearl
was of rose color. It was found about
200 years ago and was sold In Europe
Mexico'* Opal Mine*.
Mexico has mines of fine stones, in
cluding emeralds, topaaea, gemots and
amotbynte. The most profitable are
"They work nlmoal naked, wonrln^
those which produce turquoises and
opals. The turquoises come mainly
from Zacatecas, jinil the opals are
found near Queretaro, where 1 once
stopped on iny way to Mexico City 1
saw there hundreds of peasant** at
work in the mines The opal veins lie
In strata, scattered through a matrix
so hard that dynamite is used to dis
lodge it. The count r> ir ho rich that
traces of the minei;.?rs can he seen in
the stones use?i for huildinc purposes.
Some of the opals are stolen and sold
hy the workmen. Peddlers have them
for sale at the stations, and even on
the streets of Mexico <'ity. The ped
dlers wrap the stones In black velvet
or black paper, and when they show
them it is under the rays of the sun.
which bring out the full brilliancy of
the preni at first trlance. One has to
be very rareful in buying opals, for
many of the stones are crocked, and
the cracks concealed by soaking them
for a nlfjht or so in olive oil The
Orient stones ko to Mexico City, arid
Homo of the bCHt ure sent to Europe
and tho United States. They brlnK ull
kinds of prlucs. from a few cents to
| hundreds of dollars, according to their
size,-color and the brilliancy of their
(Copyright, 11113, by Frank G. Car
NATURAL BRIDGE 1
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.l
Natural Bridge. Va.. Juno '.'1.?After a very
successful winter and spring season the de
lightful Bridge. spick and span In Its fresh
drees, Is now receiving Its summer guests.
They come in swelling processions?June
brides with smiling faces. colonists of many
years and tourists from all pnrts of the
world. The (umo of the Virginia mountains
Is widespread. and certainly this Is a veri
table garden spot. There Is something about
the place thut revives sentiment and re
news youth. I^lne upon line of lovely moun
tains lift their (dear blue to meet the paler
tints of a serene sky. The atmosphere'ls al
ways cxhillrullug. and the cool nights bring
refreshing slumbers. This Is the time of the
year when there comes a silent and Im
perative conVmand to be up and away from
the usual routine, and to seek new scenes
and associations. The cull of the wild comes
| now with an overwhelming earnestness.
With every convenience that modern In
gcnulty has davlsed for driving away dull
care In the drowsy days, the Bridge Is prov
ing more and more attractive to the vaca
tionist. and he llnds here a haven of rest
and good fellowship. A number of Improve
ments have been added to the hotel this
year. A very (ull summer Season Is ex
Sunday was quite a full day. and was
made gay by visitors from Lynchburg, Roan
oke and Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Wltbeck. of Owensboro
Ky? are spending their honeymoon here.
Air. and Mrs. T. G. Tale, of C'uipeper." vis
ited the Bridge on their way to the V. M.
Mrs B. C.-Woodward and Miss Woodward,
of Chicago, guests of several seasons, have
returned to the Bridge this summer.
J. M. Brockenborough and children, of
Richmond, recently spent a fortnight here
Mrs. W. Wlltoughby Sharp. Mrs. H Snow
den Marshall, Mrs. J. H. Claiborne and Mrs.
George Ktheridge. of New York City, re
cently visited the Bridge and drove from
here tb the Hot.
Mr. and Mrs. B C. Bfanley. Miss Mary
Beitsley and H. C. Beasley. of Lynchburg,
and Miss Matt Waller, of Norf<flk made a
motor party that spent the week-end here.
ISpecial to The Times-Dispatch ]
Williamsburg. Va.. June 21.?Practically ail
the faculty of the William and Miry Sum
mer School, which convened at Dublin yes
' terday. left here the first (if the week f"i
that place, the equipment for the laboratory
and other department* having followed last
week. Some of the remaining member* of
the faculty will do speclai work In Northern
college and universities. Prof. G. O. l-'erguson
leaving to-morrow for Columbia.
The Itev. J It. McAllister Stat* secretary
of the Virginia Anti-Saloon l.eague will
preach In Williamsburg Methodist Church
next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock
The Itev. J. B Childress. of Warwick
County, candidate for the nomination f?r
the House of lJelegat?r from this district.
I delivered an address before Spotawood Coun
I ell, Jr. O. I'. A. >1 . to-night
? Cashier Sam 1. Graham, of the Peninsula
' Bank went to Old pnlnt to attend the m?et
: Ing of the Virginia Bankers' Association.
Or. W. A Montgomery, professor of I.atln
I In lllchmond <"ol!?*e formerl> a member of
I the William and Mary faculty, has arrived
here to spend several days with J. B C.
Spencer at th? Colonial Inn
vMrn. John II Guy and daughter. Mis*
Anna, of lllchmond. are guests of 1): and
, Mrs E O. Booth at the Wythe house hav
Inr ?t"pped over here on their way fr<->m
Washington. D. C. Mrs Guv who was Miss
M.ry Rnnsor.e of Charlentown. W Vu -\*s
one of Mrs. Booth's bridesmaids at her mar
riage forty-three year* ago
[Special to The Times-Dispatch 1
Burk?-vllle. Va , June 21.?Sydney D Frls.
'-ell spent several days in town this seek
t Miss Grace Woodhouse has returned front
, FUi hmond. where she hat. been teac hing
' music In the public schools. She has ao
1 >ept?'d the same position for next >?ar
Miss Helen heath Is In Alderson. W. Va .
for a month's visit with Mr. and Mrs. It r.
Miss June Farrar ha? returned to flich
Mr* M E Sounder" and daughter. Mrs
K. B Davis, are spending a month In Firm
vllle nt the home of Mrs Monroe Jones
Mrs Ma> I.ean B l.eath and children are
in Wade*boro. N. for the summer
Oldham and Scott Sandy. Howard Young
William Eld ridge. Graham Campbell Georre
! Wood house ur.d Karrai Shelton have return
' ed from their respective schools
Ewell Sowers is taking a summer course
at Trinity College
Pimpl es and Blemishes? You Can
Quickly anH Easily Get Rid of Them
Secrets That Have Made Valeska Suratt the Famous,
Self-Made Beauty-Actress of America.
8? Valoika Suratt
ONE pimple tells Just as much of
the condition of the blood as a
hundred would. Once they begin,
they repeat themselves over and over
again. The ;i?ft of blood tonics Is com
mon. hut it' must be remembered that
most of those "tonics" are nothing
more nor less than "system" tonics.
What one needs is a thorough blood
cleanser. To show .the remarkable ef
ficacy of the blood cleanser 1 give you
here, I have seen innumerable cases
where young ami middle-aged women
had been afflicted for years with these
troublesome outbreaks, and after using
many of the tonics publicly recom
mended, hnd used this with complete
success inside of a month's time.
I have never seen a return of the.
trouble after it$ use. It is very simple,
absolutely safe and wonderfully efll
Dissolve twelve ounces of granulated
sugar In one-half pint of water, add
one ounce of sarsene, and mix the whole
together thoroughly, then add more
water to make a pint. Sarsene is a
liquid which you can get at the drug
store bv the ounce. Uet it in the origi
nal package. Take one or two tea
spoonfuls of this mixture three or four
times a day, with a little water if
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.CAROUlNK U.?No. the hust cannot
be developed safely in a lasting way by
the use of mechanical contrivances.
The> are, furthermore, dangerous.
This is the formula; try it: In a half
pint of cold water dissolve two ounces
ruetone and half a cup of sugar, all
well mixed together." Of this, take
two teanpoonfuls three or four times a
day in a wineglass of water, after your
meals. The ruetone will cost you one
dollar at the drug store.
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POOR ATTEMPT.?For superfluous
hair, light or heavy, and even on the
tenderest skin, this is superb and dis
solves hair almost like nmgic.
('let one ounce of simple sulfo solu
tion. This you can get at 'ho drug
store for one dollar. Apply It with the
finger tips to the superfluous hatr.
keeping the hair moist with it for two
or three minutes until It has been dls
solved. Then wipe it off with a damp
cloth and wash the skin.
HONORA H.?A.s a blackhead re
mover this unsurpassed.
Firm w ash the face u ith ho! water
and soap. Then sprinkle some neroxin
srenerouslv upon a sponge made wet
with hot water. Thi-n rub well for a
few minutes on the parts of the skin
which are affected with blackheads.
You should be able to secure the ne
roxin at any druggist's for fifty cents.
Never pinch or squeeze out black
MRS. A. M?The skin can he made
as pure and pinky white as the petal
of a rose, and I lie hands and arms a.s
well, with every freckle and spot gone.
Let half a pint of water come almost
to a boil. Add two tablespoonfuls of
glycerine. Keep stirring while adding
one ounce of zintone, until it is all dis
solved. Then let it cool. If the cream
is too thick to pour easily from a bot
tle, tliin it down a little with more hot
water. The cream will be white and
satiny. Hold a wet, hot towel to the
face several times for several minutes.
Rub this cream on the entire face.
Then wipe oft' with a soft dry cloth.
Then apply again and let it dry on the
face. Repeat this asain at night. Any
good druggist will let you have zintone
for about fifty cents.
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MAUD X.?Bald spots caji be made to
fill out and the hair grow wonderfully
in a short time by the following formu
la. It will also positively stop the hair
from falling out.
Mix half a pint of alcohol with half
a pint of water. To this add one ounce
of beta-quinol. Shake thoroughly, and
then it will be ready to use. If you
prefer, you can use imported hay rum
Instead of the water and alcohol. The
beta-quinol 5011 can get at almost any
drugstore for not more than lifty cents.
This formula should be. applied very
freely to the scalp after brushing it
generously for a few minutes all over.
RUb the tonic thoroughly into the scalp
with the finger tips.
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Never omit the use of a shampoo.
Never use soap on the hair. ICggol.
which you can get at any drug store
for twenty-five cents, is unsurpassed
in ils action in ridding the scalp of
every particle of scurf and foreign
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RUTH P.?A flifference of 5 or In
years can bo made in your appearance
bv the use of this formula. It rejuve
nates the skin wonderfully, removing
in a really astounding way all wrinkles,
deep lines, crows' feet and sagging of
For all these the following formula
is Absolutely unequaled; Pour half a
pint of hot water in a bowl and place
the bowl in a pan of water over a slow
tire. To this add two ounces of eptol.
Stir until it is dissolved and starts to
cream. Then remove from the fire,
slowly add two lahlcspoonfuls of gl\ -
cerlue. and continue to stir until it "in
cold. Kptol may be obtained for no
more than fifty cents at any Rood drug
store. This cream should be applied
very liberally and thoroughly rubbed
into the. skin until it has disappeared.
The cream will not grow hair on the
face. Keep the cream In an alr-tlght
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