Newspaper Page Text
By Lydia E. Pinkham's
Jefferson, Iowa. "When my hahy
jaPttt "id I was com-
: jS3SfllttlJX ' -. pletcly run dov. n
HsQBgna ,ln(l niy internal or-
iflMj ' H p3 were in terri-
t f t a k i u r ' Lydia E.
S v- 9 I'inkham's Veprola-
p- bio Compound, and
IP VJ . mother wrote and
!&- tvj! - w "''' yu us' 'iow
rr ri-jffch was. 1 bepantognin
K ' 7 at once and now I
I : LI Inm real well."
Mrs. W. II. BUSOXB, 700 Cherry St..
A not her Woman Cured.
Glenwood, Iowa. " About threo
years ajjo I had falling- and other fe
male troubles, and I was nothing but
8kin and bones. I was so sick I could
not do my own work. Within six
months I was made sound and well ly
Lydia E. I'inkham's Vegetable Com
pound. 1 will always tell my friends
that your remedies cured me, and you
can publish my letter." Mrs. C. W.
Dunn, (Jlenwood, Iowa.
If you belong to that countless army
of women who suffer from some form
of female ills, just try Lydia E- Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound.
For thirty years this famous remedy
has been the standard for all forms of
female ills, and has cured thousands of
women who have been troubled with
Such ailments as displacements, flbn i.l
tumors, ulceration, inflammation, ir
regularities, backache, etc.
If you want special advice write
It is free and always helpful.
HOWARD E. BURTON, AWMM."0
Jlpwtman lrlc-os: uid, Hllvrr, VimA. Hi Bol4
WW. Rb Cold. fiOo: Zinc of C..p,,..r, II. Hailing
envi-lupe mid full prlin list nt nn ppllcni l..n.
Qaqtrol an umpire w,,rk anlhltmi. l.udvlUe,
Col. lief ron o. Cartwnut National Iluuk.
Light on Cause of Tuberculosis.
The sixth annual meeting of the Na
tional Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis was held
in Washington on May 2 and ?,. Among
the most Interesting papers was one
by Dr. William H. Park, the famous
pathologist and head of the labora
tories of the New York city depart
Jl nient of health. Dr. Park contended
that pulmonary tuberculosis Is very
- rarely, if ever, caused by Infection
from bovine sources, such as the
drinking of milk or the eating of meat.
Tuberculosis of the stomach and Inter
nal organs, which compose only about
ten per cent, of the sickness from
this disease, are often caused by drink
ing or eating infected matter. Doctor
Park substantiated his conclusions by
showing the results of years of inves
tigation and examination of pathologi
cal spi clniens. Ills conclusions are
substantially those reached by Dr.
Robert Koch, the discoverer of the tu
How He Expressed It.
Every small boy the right kind,
anyhow thinks his own mother the
symbol of all perfection. Few, how
ever, have the ability to express their
admiration as prettily as the little
bero of the following anecdote:
Richard's mother was putting him to
bed, and as she kissed him good night,
ehe said: "Do you know you are the
whole world to mamma?"
"Am I?" he answered, quickly. "Well
then, you're heaven and the north pole
to me!" Youth's Companion.
Of the brain, and activity
out of the body, must be
T P Jt Back by
Or brain-fag and nervous
prostration are sure to follow.
If you want to know the
keenest joy on earth the joy
that comes with being well,
"There's a Reason"
POSTUM CEREAL CO.. Ltd.,
Battle Crock, Mich.
v Z J
i STORY SSJ
I By I
ROBERT AMES BENNET
B '.. ... ... . . ..
(i opyrlght, l wus, i,, a, O. MvC'lurg
Th story opens with tin- shipwreck of
tiir steamer on which mibh ncn..i've
i. siii. .in American heiress, Lord win
thrspe, nn Englishman, and Tom Blake,
a brusque American, were paaaenaarra.
The tliri" were t(iss , ipon nn uninhab
ited Island nnd wire the only on. s not
drowned. Blake recovered from h drunk
en Stupor, lilakc. Hi. mined on the boat,
because of i,i-. rougnnaaa, became a hero
as preserver of the helpless pair. The
Englishman wns suing for the. hand of
Miss Leslie, Blake started to swim back
to thp ship to recover what was left.
Blake returned safely. Wlnthrope wasted
ids a match on a cigarette, for which
he was seored hy Blake. Their tlrst meal
wns a dead fish. The trio started a tan
mile hike for Manet land. Thirst at
tained them. Blake was compelled to
carry Miss Leslie on account of wearl
ness, He taunted Wlnthrnpe. They en
tered tiie jungle. That night was passed
roosiintj hiKh in a tree. The next morn
ing tbey descended to the open again.
All three eonstrueterl hats to shield them
servea from the sun. They then feasted
nn eoeoannts, the onlv procurable food.
Miss Leslie showed a liking for niake,
hut detested his roughness. Gad hv Blake
they estahllshed a home In some cliffs,
Illake found a fresh water sprint;. Miss
Leslie faced an unpleasant situation.
They planned their campaign. Hlake re
covered his surveyor's magnifying glass,
thus Insuring tire, tie started a Jungle
(Ire, killing a large leopard nnd sinotli
crlng several cubs. In the leopard cav
ern they huilt a small home. They gained
the cliffs by burning the bottom of a
tree until It fell against the heights. The
trio secured eggs from the cliffs.
Miss Leslie's white skirt was decided
upon ns R signal. Miss Leslie made a
dress from the leopard skin. Blake's ef
forts to kill antelopes failed. Overhear
ing a conversation between Blake and
Wlnthrnpe, Miss Leslie became fright
ened. Wlnthrnpe became HI with fever.
Illake was poisoned hy a fish. Jackals
attacked the camp that night, but were
driven off by Genevieve, Blake returned,
after nearly dying. Blake constructed
an animal trap. It killed a hyena.
CHAPTER XV. Continued.
"Mr. make!" she exclaimed, "Mr.
Wlnthrope Is going off without a
word; hut I can't endure It! You have
no tight to send him on such an er
rand. It will kill him!"
Itlnke met her Indignant look with
a sober stare.
"What if it does?" he said. "Better
for him to die In the gallant service
of his fellows, than to sit here and
rot. Eh, Win?"
"Do not trouble yourself, Miss
Oenevleve. I hope I shall pull through
all right. If not"
"No, you shall not! I'll go myself!"
"See here, Miss Leslie," said Blake,
somewhat sternly; "who's got the re
sponsibility of keeping you two alive
for the next month or so? I've been
In the tropics before, and I know
something of the way people have to
live to get out again. I'm trying to
do my best, and I tell you straight, If
you won't mind me, I'm going to make
you, no matter how much It hurts
your feelings. You te how nice and
meek Win takes his orders. I ex
plained matters to him last night "
"I assure you, Blake, you shall have
no cause for comnlalnt as to mv con
duct," muttered Wlnthrope. "I should
like to observe, however, that In
speaking to Miss Leslie "
"There you are again, with your
everlasting talk. Cut It out, and get
busy. To-morrow we all go on a hike
to the river."
As Wlnthrope started off, Blake
turned to Miss Leslie, with a good
"You see, it's this way, Miss Jen
ny" he began. He caught her look
of disdain, and his face darkened.
"Mad, eh? So that's the racket!"
"Mr. Blake, I will not have you talk
to me In that way. Mr. Wlnthrope Is
a gentleman, but nothing more to me
than a friend such as any young wom
"That settles It! I'll take your
word for It, Miss Jenny," broke In
Blake, aud springing up, he set about
his work, whistling.
The girl gazed at hit oroad back
and erect head, uncertain whether she
should feel relieved or anxious. The
more she thought the matter ove- the
more uncertain she became, and the
more she wondered at her uncertain
ty. Could it be possible that she as
becoming Interested in a man who if
her ears had not deceived her But
no! That could not be possible!
Yet what a ring there was to his
voice! ho clear and tonic after Win
thrope's precise, modulated drawl.
And her countryman's firmness! He
ould be rude if need be; but be
would make her do wbnt he thought
was best for her health. Wns It not
possible that ehe hatl misunderstood
his words on the cliff, and so mis
judged -wronged him? that Win
throng, so eager to stipulate for her
hand But then Wlnthrope had
more than confirmed her dread
ful conclusions taken from Blake's
words, and Wlnthrope was an
She ended In a state of utter be
wilderment. CHAPTER XVI.
The Savaqe Manifest.
IpS WlM'llltiii'i-: had sue
J needed In dragging hltn
J, JgV. self to and from the head
land without a collapne, the following
rooming, as soon as the dew was dry,
Illake called out all hands lor the ex
pedition. He was In the best of hu
mors, and showed unexpected consid
eration by presenting Wlnthrope with
a cane, which he had cut and trimmed
'luting the night.
Having sent Miss Leslie to till the
whisky tlask with spring water, he
dropped three cocoanut shell bowls, a
piece of meat and a lump of salt Into
one of the earthenware pots, and
slung all over his shoulder In the ante
lope skin. With his how hung over
the other shoulder, knife and arrows
in his belt, and his big club In his
hand, he looked ready for any contin
gency. "We'll hit tlrst for the mouth of the
river," he said. "I'm going on ahead.
If I'm not in sight when you come up,
m - - m
Uncertain Whether She Should Feel
Relieved or Anxious.
pick a tree where the ground Is dry,
"But I say, Blake," replied Wln
thrope, "I see animals over In the cop
pices, and you should know that I am
physically unable "
"Nothing but antelope," Interrupted
Blake. "I've seen them enough now
to know them twice as far off. And
you can bet on It they'd not be there
if any dangerous beast was In smell
"That Is so clever of you, Mr.
Blake," remarked Miss Leslie.
"Simple enough when you happen to
think of It," responded Blake. "Yes;
the only thing you've got to look out
for's the ticks In the grass. They'll
keep you Interested. They bit me up
In great shape."
He scowled at the recollection,
nodded by way of emphasis, and was
off like a shot. The edge of the plain
beneath the cliff was strewn with
rocks, among which, even with Miss
Leslie's help, Wlnthrope could pick
his way but slowly. Before they were
clear of the rough ground, they saw
Blake disappear among the man
grove. The ticks proved less annoying than
they had apprehended after Blake's
warning. But when they approached
the mouth of the river, they were
alarmed to hear, above the roar of the
surf, loud snorting, such as could only
be made by large animals. Fearful
lest Blake had roused and angered
some forest beast, they veered to the
right and ran to hide behind a clump
of thorns. Wlnthrope sank down ex
hausted the moment they reached
cover; but Miss Leslie crept to the
far end of the thicket and peered
"Oh, look here!" she cried. "It's a
hole herd of elephants trying to
cross the river mouth where we did,
and they're being drowned, poor
"Elephants?" panted Wlnthrope, and
he dragged himself forward beside
her. "Why, so there are; quite a
drove of the beasts. Yet, I must say,
they appear smaller ah, yes; see
their heads. They must he the hippos
"Those ugly creatures? I once saw
some at the zoo. Just the same, they
will be drowned. Some are right in
"1 can't say, Pm sure. Miss Onne
vleve. but I have an idea that the
beasts are quite at home In the wa
ter. I fancy they enjoy surf bathing
ns keenly as ourselves."
"I dfl believe you are right. Thero
is one going In from the quiet wnt.u
But look at those funny little ones on
the backs of the others!"
'.Must he the hahy hippos," replied
YihllitMie, Indifferently. "If you
please, I'M take a pull at the flask. I
am very dry."
When he had half emptied the flask,
lie stretched out In the shade to dozo.
But .Miss Leslie continued to watch
the movements of the snorting hippos,
amused by the ponderous antics of the
grows ones In the surf, and the comic
appearance of the barrel-like Inlants
as they mounted the backs of their
Presently Itlnke came out from
among the mangroves, and walked
across to the beach, a few yards away
from the huge bathers. To all ap
pearances, they paid as little attention
to lilm as lie to them. Miss Lett!
glanced about at Wlnthrope. Ho was
fast asleep. She WsltSd I few mo
ments to sec if the hippopotami would
attack Blake, ThS continued to lg.
BOffe li I in . and gaining courage from
their Indifference, she stepped out
from behind (he thicket, and advanced
i to where Blake was rouched po the
j beach When she came up she saw
; beside him a heap of oysters, which
he was opening In rapid succession.
"IMlo! You're just In time to
help." he called. "Where's Win?"
"Asleep behind those bushes."
"Worst thing lie could do. But lend
a hand, and we'll shuck these oysters
before rousting him out. You can
rinse those I've opened. Fill the pot
with water, and put them in to soak."
"They look very tempting. I low did
you chance to find them?"
"Sow 'em on the mangrove roots at
low tide, first time I nosed around
here. Tide was well up to-day; but
I managed to get these all right with
a little diving. Only trouble, the
keetl most ate me alive."
Miss Leslie glanced at her compan
ion's dry clothing, and came back to
the oysters themselves. "These look
very tempting. Do you like them
"Can't say I like them much any
way, as a rule. But If I did, I wouldn't
eat this mess raw."
"This must be the dry season here,
and the river is running mighty clear.
Just the same it's nothing more than
liquid malaria. We'll not eat these
oysters till they've been pasteurized."
"If the water Is so dangerous, I fear
we will suffer before we can return,"
replied Miss Leslie, and Bhe held up
the II tsk.
"What!" exclaimed Blake. "Half
gone already? That was Wlnthrope."
"He was very thirsty. Could we not
boll a pot ful of the river water?"
'Yes, when the ebb gets strong, If
we run too dry. First, though, we'll
make a try for cocoanuta. Let'B hit
out for the nearest grove now. The
main thing is to keep moving."
As he spoke, Blake caught up the
pot and his club and started for the
thorn clump, leaving the skin, togeth
er with the meat and the salt, for Miss
Leslie to carry. Wlnthrope was
wakened by a touch of Blake's foot,
and all three were soon walking away
from the seashore, Just within the
shady border of the mangrove wood.
At the first fan-palm Blake stopped
to gather a number of leaves, for their
palm-leaf hats were now cracked and
broken. A little farther on a ruddy
antelope, with lyrate horns, leaped out
of the bush before them and dashod
off toward the river before Blake
could string his bow. As If in mock
ery of his lack of readiness, a troupe
of large green monkeys set up a wild
chattering In a tree above the party.
"I say. Miss Jenny, do vou think von
can lug the pot, If we go slow? It isn't
"Good for you, little woman! That'll
give me a chance to shoot quick."
They moved on again for a hundred
yards or more; but though Blake kept
a sharp lookout both above and below,
he saw no game other than a few
small birds and a pair of blue wood
pigeons. When he sought to creep up
on the latter, they flew into the next
tree. In following them, he came
upon a conical mound of hard clay,
nearly four feet high.
"Hello; this must be one of those
white ant-hills," he said, aud he gave
the mound a kick.
Istautly a tiny object whirred up
and struck him in (he face.
"Whee!" he exclaimed, springing
back and striking out. "A hornet! No;
It's a bee!"
"Did It Bting you?" cried Miss LeB
lle. "Sting? Keep back; there's a lot
moro of 'em. Sting? Oh, no; he only
hypodermlcked me with a red-hot
darning needle! Shy around here.
There's a whole swarm of the little
devils, and they're hopping mad. Hoar
"But where Is their hive?" asked
Wlnthrope, as all three drew back be
hind the nearest busheB.
"Oueas they've borrowed that ant
hill," replied Blake, gingerly Angering
the white lump which man:. in. spot. LH
where the bee had struck him. m
"Wouldn't It he delightful ir we had H
some honey?" exclaimed Miss Leslie. H
"Hy Jove, that really wouldn't be M
half bad!" chimed In Wintluope. H
"Maybe we can, Miss Jenny; only M
we'll need a lire to tackle those buz- H
era Onega it'll be as well to let them H
OOOl off a bit also. The eoenanuts are H
only a little way ahead now. Here; H
give the pot." M
They soon came to a small grove of H
eocoanut palnrs, where Blake threw H
down his club and bow and handed H
his burning gjaaj to Miss Leslie. H
"Mere," he snld; "you and Win start H
a fire, fs early yet, but I'm think- H
Ing we'll all be ready enough for H
"Mow about tin. meat?" asked MIm H
"Keep that till later. Here goes for H
Selecting one of the smaller palms, H
Blake ipal on his hands, and began H
to climb the slender trunk. Aided by H
previous experiences, he mounted H
steadily to the top. The descent was M
made with even more care and steadl- M
Dees, lor he did not wish to tear the M
skin from his hands again. H
"Now. Win," he said, as he nearod H
the bottom and sprang down, "leave
the cooking to Miss Leslie, and husk H
some of those nuts. You won't more'n M
have time to do It before the stew H
Wlnthrope's response was to draw M
out his penknife. Blake stretched H
himself nt ease In the shade, but kept H
a critical eye on his companions. Al- M
though Wlnthrope's fingers trembled
with weakness, ho worked with a pre- M
elslon and rapidity that drew a grunt H
of approval from Blake. Presently H
Miss Leslie, who had been stirring the H
stew with a twig, threw In a little H
salt, antl drew the pot from the fire. LmH
"En avant, gentlemen! Dinner la H
served," she called gayly. LB
"What's that?" demanded Blake. H
"Oh; sure Hold on, Miss -Jenny. H
You'll dump It all." H
He wrapped a wisp of grass about H
the pot, and filled the three cocoanut H
bowls. The stew was boiling hot; H
but they fished up the oysters with H
the bamboo forks that Blake had H
carved some days since. By the time Lfl
the oysters were eaten, the liquor In annni
the bowl was cool enough to drink. H
The process was repeated until the
pot had been emptied of Its content! H
"Say, hut that was something like," H
murmured Blake. "If only we'd had I
pretzels and beer to go with it! But M
these nuts won't be bad." M
When they finished the cocoanuta, M
Wlnthrope asked for a drink of wa- H
"Would it not be best to keep it un- 11
til later?" replied Miss Leslie. H
"Sure," put in Blake. "We've had H
enough liquid refreshments to do any
one. If I don't look out, you'll both be. BSmm
drinking river water. Just bear in H
mind the work I'd have to carve a H
pair of gravestones. No; that flask H
has got to do you till we get home. I M
don't shin up any more telegraph H
poles to-day." M
(TU BE CONTINUED.) geSnl
HIRED TO MAKE A DISPLAY.
Secret as to Profusion of Weddin, H
Preaents Divulged. H
The Cleveland multimillionaire wh H
recently sent out invitations to his H
daughter's wedding bearing In bold H
script "no presents will be received," H
set an excellent example, which, H H
generally followed, would save the ex H
pense in fashionable circles of hiring H
presents for the grand occasion. Sev- H
eral Loudon, Paris and New York H
firms have grown rich by letting out H
for a night or day all sorts of finery H
nnd trumpery to make believe that H
friends of the bride and bridegroom H
have contributed handsomely. H
At a recent New York wedding tha mmV
guests were more than amazed at thf LmH
display of presents. Five rooms wen H
tilled with the costliest Jewelry, brie H
a-brnc, tapestries, paintings, cutglass, H
china, ceramics, rugs, furniture, laces, H
etc., world without end, Amen! The .B
father of the bride Is a practical Joker H
He couldn't keep a family Becret to H
Bave his lire. "What did you think of H
Carrie's presents?" he asked an old B
friend two or three weeks after the jH
wedding. "Why, George, old fellow. H
1 was thunderstruck! And Just think MB
of the hard times! There must have Hal
been half a million dollars' worth ol
stuff." Oeorge laughed. "Never Mj
breathe It to my wife," he whispered, IH
"but all that vast outlay cost me only H
$2,000. 1 hired four roomfuls for the HJ
occasion from & Co., and we had MB
'em on exhibition for a week. The H
few things In the hall bedroom were B
It Is very Important to cultivate H
businesslike habits. An eminent friend HI
of mine assured me not long ago that H
when he thought over the many i a BJ
he had known of men, even of good i
ability and high character, who had H
been unsuccessful in life, by far the
most frequent cause of failure was
that they were dilatory, unpunctual.
unable to work cordially with others,
obstinate In small things, and, In fact,
what we call uubualutmsllke. Lord