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ONLY LIVING E1X-PRESIDENT
In relinquishing the responsibih
ties of publie life in Washington Mr.
Rloosevelt enjoys for the timie being
the distinction of being the only liv
irg ex-president of the United States.
This exelusi--e honor was fo.r sever
al years enjioyed by Mr. Cleveland,
and following hi- dleh, we. cur
there was n'o x.Le ' W'on1 uRiS
solitary mantle could fall until Presi
dent Roosevelt on Tharsday last re
signed the executive hbeen to Mr.
*It isquite aomml.fenltary upon the
wearing effort of American pubi:e
life under modern conditions that Mr.
Roosevelt should be thus alone in
wearing .the ex,presidentfal honors.
Especial.ly is this so in view of the
brief tenure of service which com
pletes an administration.
Perhp the explanation ma.y be
found in .the feverish whirlpool of ex
citement whilch chaacaterizes the life
of the present day.
It 'was quite different in the first
hal1f century of the republic.
Washington, it is true, died within
two years after vacating the presi
dential chai'r, and Polk within three
moiths, but John Adams lingered 23
years; Thomas Jefferson and John
Tyler each 17 years; James
Madison 'end Johin Quinecy Adams
eai0h 19 years; James Monroe and
James .Buchanan each six years; Mar
tin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore
each 21 years; Andrew Jackson eight
years, and Franklin Pierce 12 years.
William Henry Harrison and Zach
ay Taylor were the two ante beilumn
presidents who died in office; and
since then the chief magistrates who
*have died in harness, eaeh the victim
f 'assassination, are Abraham Lin
hi.James A. Garfield and William
Of the post bellum president, An
eJohnson survived six years;
Ulsses S. Giiant and Benjamin Har
rison each eight years; Rutherford B.
Hayes, 11 years; Chester A. Arthur,
nyear, and Grover Cleveland ten
It -wini thus be seen that among the
st beliam presidents the life span
abeen much shorter than among
ante belhun presidents.
Bat Mr. Roosevelt is not only in
e prime of life, but in the enjoyment
vigorous healthl, and he bid; fair to
ive for many years to come. Nor
he apt to lag superfluous onl the
ag-A tlanta Georgian.
di to move to Flor
>ring. We will he
itinuing for one I
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sists of SHOES, 1\
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CONSElRVING HUMAN LIFT.
Hygienic Reforms WouldI Extend
Its Length Fifteen Years.
Prof. Irving Fisher, of Yale, -in a
report suibmitted to the conservation
commission, deolares that the average
length of ihuman life in America can
be extended fifteen years by the adop
Ition of Hygienic reforms already
known and entirely practicable. Rea
lizing that this is a commercial age,
and that the economic aspect of
great -movements is most effective ini
compelling attention, Prof. Fisher ihas
brought this fact to 'the consideration
of the assocjition of Life Insurance
Presidents. Practical and profitable
fire insurance management has seen
the importance of preventing fires as
well as of insuring property owners
~against loss from fire. Through .bhe
preventive measures of fire insur
ance companies the risk from fire in
some classes of property has been re
duced 70 per cent. General fire risk
has been largely reduced. Fire in
suance companies are co-operating
in preventive work, educating the
public and inEividaal property hold-.
ers in ways for avoiding fire losses.
A laboratory is maintained for' the
purpose of expert investigation into
fire-resisting materialls and devices
and preventive methods. In employ
ers' liability insurance, Prof. Fisher
ponts out, the recognized policy is to
prevent losses, as well as to provide
means of indemnification. Accident
insurance compa nies have aided in
securing legislation to require great
er safeguards against injury. If pre
vention of fire losses is the legitimate
province of fire insuranc c.ompanies,
and the prevention of accidents is
reognized as profitable employment
for accident -insurance concerns, Prof.
Fisher reaches the logical conclusion
Ithat the life insurance companies of
the country should have an active in
terest in every means for adding to
t.he length of hutman life.
One life insurance company pays
out annually $800,000 on seeoant of
deaths -from tuberculoeis. But ex
perts agree that tuberculosis is 75
per cent preventable. Pneumonia is
considered 45 'per cent preventable,
typhiod fever 85 per cent preventable
and diphtheria 70 per cent. Im
provement in general hygienic condi
tions is iengthen>ing life in Europe at
th ryatIenof seventeen years in a en
tuy nPrussia a maximum increase
Sofmtwnty.=even years has been
-ida, we will close
ave two sales eac
mour, and one in
:le lasts until the
qen's coarse anc
e and up-to-date
f NOTIONS, co'
Is in the line of r
ithe Men's line.
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shown. In Massachusetts the increase
is but fourteen years. Prof. Fisher
estimates that by the general guaran
tee of pure air, pure water and pure
milk, eight years could be added to
the average length of life. Neg\York
statistics, recently quoted- in the fler
aid, show a reduction of the death
rate to 16.5, the lowest on record, due
to the efficient work of the municipal
healbh department and allied efforts
of private enterprises. If preventa
ble seeidents were avoided, nine
tenths of a year would be added to
the average 'length of human life.
The appeal to the life insurance in
terests is not more pertinent than
would ~be the presentation of the
eonomic espect of hygiene to the
public interest. Human life is the
greatest of .the nation's resources.
But the American people, as a whole,
hold it -cheaply. The waste of life
by unnecessary disease and aceiden t
is enormous. The supply seems inei
haustible. Consequently waste con
tinaes .largely unchecked. Philanr
thropic effort in ehealth improvement
has accomplished much for American
ites. But sometimes philanthropy
lags. Consideration of the economic
value of health to a community is
worth while. If the annual destrue
tion of produetive power eaa~ be re
deced one-third each year, there is a
material sa'ving for the common
wealth. If the average period of pro
dctivity'in human Ilife can be length..
ened one-third, there is a development
of natural resources which cannot be
equalled in any other field of conser
The Courage of the Losing Fighter.
"I know *a woman who writes,''
says Lilliian, in 'the March Circle Maga
zine. "She 'writes gaily, blithely,
helpfully. Thousands regard her as
the apotheosis of easy success and
envy Iher position and the happiness
which must accomnpany here supre
macy. Yet I happen to know that the
one she lov-es best on earth is dying a
lingering death of an illness which
neither money nor human skill may
even subdue the pain thereof..
"She is both nur.se and breadwin
ner, and doing the work of two is rob
bing 'her of health a.nd strength, yet
not one complaint ever passes her lips
With her back against the wall she
fights her losing fight, which, though
won each day, yet loses, loses to her
all that shec loves best. Sueh coursie
as is in her little slender frame ai'd
blazes from her daantless eyes! Tet
her scs-ve though she dailv
i out our $10,000
:h day, one comn
the afternoon 04
entire stock is S<
a is Her
I fine, Ladies' cos
a line of DRESS C
~isisting of Bed
Also all the stort
ses, and many oi
wins her losing fight-bings teai's to
''The woman who serubs for me,
earning 'her dollar and a half a day
on her knees, is kneeling, not only t;o
her work, but before an altar whereon
lies the crippled child 'he adores. He
can never grow up-she must know
this in her heart, even though we taik
of what he will do when he grows
strong and well-he is failing daily.
an'd her eyes know tha~t truth though
her lips still speak brave lies. He will
live, he is eating better, his li.ps have
more color, his eyes are brighter ! Yet
.as she lifts him in her arms at night
she feels that his little frame is daily
growing lighter and his feeble clutch
on life is nighitly growing looser. She
talks to me-this poor mnother! this
brave, losing fighter !-of the time
when he will 'walk, well knowing that
the first step his poor little crippled
feet will take will be in an'other world.
Oh, the poor sous on this earth who
lyou are not fighting your battle of
life against hopeless disease or a near..
fight blindly against the ever-dancing,
grimly stalking Dea'th!
'' You who are suecessful in that
by approaching death; you -whose
wage- is equ.i to your necessities; yo:l
who lay by a little each month for a
raiy-day fund, or you who count your
wealth by millions, will you not give
the right hand of fellowship, share
your sympathy or in some mannier
heer the 'heart of some proud, cour
ageous, .siientJlipped, losing fighter
of your acquain'tance'!-rip the hand
of some man struggling with increas
ing expense and dwindling wage?
write a note of gratitude to some one
whose work has inspired you'!
-"Best of all, won't you pause long
enough each day to bestow a helpful
thought on the great and noble army
of losing fighters in this world ''
'Marchwinds blowing all wiAd
And whirlin<r he%.Lm t'r.ngh blue
Sinne of the sun, and a romping child
Plies -a red kit:e on a hill
The boy-god's hair is streaming
He tugs at the string
And .th'e vast landscape dreaming
Beats up the heaven a wing
The young gods of Greece
IKnew not such ecstasie
You boy, I feel your eager American
Sweep a .reddened flood
Glorying through my heart
You boy, I see in you the American
stock ofa genera
rencing at eleve
>mmencing at ti
>ld regardless of
To Us in
trse and fine, wi
OO0DS which reti
a fixtures, consisi
her things neede
The Boy-Land of the Earth
Set by the seas apart
And lauglhirng over priaries in his
For iamerica is youth, joy, glory ex
0 biggest Boy,
We will fo'rget your faults fare they
not racy of youth?)
And let our American joy
Skim off the les of the Soul and drink
of the truth,
Why must we to the living
Why wait till Death exalts?
For this man uncommon
In that he was so 'human
So liwe us-variable as human we.ath
Vast with our wide-horizon 'd soil
Merely eighty millions put -together
In one prank-dream-joy-jubila
To Mothirehood he was a Mother
To Brotherhood a Brother
He was us all-spirit and heart and
He could not exhaust his power-he
could not tires
Our passions fought in him, our
dreams took fire
In im, our laughter woke in him!
Brother-boy, yet you were common!
No genius added God to the frail hu
Therefore you turned to youir Soul,
and called on Power
Th Power that connects with every
By stress of divine sweat hour by hour
You made the inner Mightiness un
You drew strength to your flesh,
And by undreamable pain
Became all that any man may be,
The Superhuman in common human
And now you are America's hope: for
Proved what common man may do.
--From a Poem in The Circle.
Night on Bald Mountain.
On a lonely night Alex. Benton, of
Fort Edward, N. Y., elimbed -Bald
Mountain to the home of a neighbor,
tortured by Asthma, bent on curing
him with Dr. King's New Discovery,
that had cured himself of asthma.
This wonderful medicine soon reliev
ed and quickly cured his neighbor.
Later it cured his son's wife of a
sever lng trouble Millions believe
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MICROBES IN THE SCALP.
The Latest Explanation is That Mic
robes Cause Baldness.
Professor Unna, of Hamberg,
Germany, and Dr. Sabourand, of Par
is, France, share the honor of having
discovered the hair microbe.
Baldness is not caused through a
few weeks' work of t.hese hair mic
robes, but is the result of conditions
brought about 'by their presence. Bald
ness may not occur until years after
the microbes -began work, but it is
certain to come sooner or later.
The microbes 'cut off the blood sup
ply. They feed on tihe fatty matter
about the root of thbe hair, t.hrough
which the blood is absorbed. Finally
the fatty matter is wholly consum
ed, .the food supply of the hair is
gone and it starves and finally dies.
Resorcin is one of the most effee-s
tiv germ destroyers ;. Beta Napthol is
both germicidal and antiseptic; Pilo
arpin, though not a dye, restores
natural color to hair when loss of
eolor was caused by disease. These
euratives properly mixed with alcohol
as a stimulant, perfect a remedy un
equalled for ,euring scalp and hair
We want everyone who has any
scalp or h'air trouble to try Rexall
"93' Hair Tonic, which contains all
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hair on your bald head, stop your
hair from fa.l'ling out; cure you of
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luxuriant; if it does not give you com
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retrn the empty bottle to us, and we
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Of course, you understand that
when we say that Rexall "93'' Hair
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we do not refer to cases where the
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