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THE PERRYSBUtfG, O., JOURNAL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1912.
J?) ffiffiDOKE R005TOJ HO
ROOSEVELT 15 SHOT
AS HE STEPS INTO
COLONEL'S WOULD-BE ASSASSIN
BELIEVED TO BE MANIAC WHO
HAS BEEN FOLLOWING HIM.
EX-PRESIDENT WON'T GIVE IN
Addresses Audience In Auditorium
After Man Who Gave His Name
as John Schrank of New York
Had Fired Bullet.
Milwaukee, Wis. An attempt to
assassinate Col. Roosevelt was made
as he started on his way from the Ho
tel Gilpatrlck here to the Auditorium.
As he stepped Into an automobile a
shot was fired by a scraggly attired
man, who edged his way through the
crowd to the motor car. The strang
er, who it was later lenrned is John
S. Schrank of New York, took deliber
ate aim and sent tho bullet crashing
into tho ex-president's right side, just
below the nipple. The shooter was
nabbed by Elbert H. Martin, the ex
president's stenographer, and- Capt.
Alfred O. Gerard of Milwaukee, a
rough rider under Itoosevelt.
As he was about to fire another
shot, tho revolver, a 32 caliber affair,
was knocked from his hand by Col.
Cecil Lyon of Texas, who is accom
panying Itoosevelt on his mldwestern
campaign trip. Lyon jumped out of
tho automobile and started to choke
the would-be assassin.
Itoosevelt, who had staggered back
into the automobile when the shot was
fired, raised himself up and stood
looking up at Lyon, who was sitting
on the shooter. The ex-presldent
cried, with a gesture: "Don't hurt
him; I'm all right."
A captain of police rushed in as
Lyon released his grip on the fellow
and, with Lyon's help, dragged tho
man into the hotel kitchen.
Col. Itoosevelt sat back in the mo
tor car as an immense crowd that had
witnessed the shooting yelled to him.
With rare presence of mind the colo
nel, waving his Vat, cried out: "My
good friends, I'm not hurt, I'm going
on to tho hall to teak. Good luck."
The whole incident had occurred so
quickly that the ustoIshed crowd did
nothing but stand stock still.
Roosevelt Is Plucky.
Roosevolt then turned to tho chauf
feaur andi in calmn voice, remarked:
"Now Just run the car up to the Audi
torium. I'm not hurt."
Tho car started up and in a moment
Itoosevelt was on his way to the hall
with n bullet in his side.
Tho ex-president did not actually
realize that he had been shot until he
got to tho Auditorium, Ave blocks
distant. Ho knew that the bullet had
Crazed him, because ho felt it against
bis side, but he believed that It had
simply gone through his overcoat.
As he reached the Auditorium the
ex-president felt a .sharp sting in his
aide and instinctively placed his hand
up it. Dr. Terrlll, his private physi
cian who rode in tho automobile with
lilm. noticed the gesture.
"Colonel, I believe you nre hurt,"
he suggested, with alarm.
"Not at all," returned ItooBevelt
with a smile. "I feel fine."
ALLEGE BENSE UW VIOLATED
Ohio State Board of Health Plans to
Prosecute Villages Who Fall to
Purify Water Supplies.
Columbus, O. It has Just devel
oped that the officials of the state
board of health aro planning to prose
cuto and flue, under the provisions of
tho Ilcnsu act, tho municipal author
ities of about 60 cities and villages of
IN RIGHT BREAST
AUTO AT MILWAUKEE
The following bulletin was Issued
from Emergency hospital, where the
cx-president was taken following his
speech:
"Col. Roosevelt has a superficial
flesh wound below the right breast
with no evidence of Injury to the lung.
The bullet Is probably lodged some
where in the chest wall, because there
is but one wound and no sign of In
jury to the lung. The bleeding was
Insignificant and the wound was Im
mediately cleansed externally and
dressed with sterile gauze by Dr. R.
G. Sayle of Milwaukee, consulting
surgeon of the Emergency hospital.
"As the bullet passed through Cot.
Roosevelt's overcoat, other clothes,
doubled manuscript and metal spec
tacle case, -Its force was much dimin
ished. The appearance of the wound
also presented evidence of a much
spent bullet. The colonel Is not suf
fering from shock and Is in no pain.
His condition is good and the surgeons
did not object to his continuing his
journey In his private car to Chicago,
where he was placed under surgical
care."
"I want to see if the bullet hit you,"
insisted Terrlll.
"Don't bother yourself," protested
Itoosevelt, unperturbed. "If it hurt
any I would tell you."
Dr. Terrill persisted that he ought
to examine tho colonel.
"Now if we wait to do that," fretted
Itoosevelt, "you'll delay the meeting
and here are people waiting in the
Auditorium to see me."
All this coloquy took place in an
out room just outside tho Auditorium.
Fifteen thousand people in tho hall
had heard the ex-president's automo
bilo whirring up to tho door and thoy
were yelling for him. Dr. Terrlll was
obdurate.
"You can't go In there untiH'vo seen
If that bullet took effect," demanded
Terrill. ,'AYou owo It to yourself, colo
nel, to lot mo satisfy myself about
it."
"OH, well, If it disturbs you, go
ahead," laughed the colonel.
In tho meantime members of tho
ex-president's party in great alarm
had gone to the platform of the Audi
torium to preparo tho huge audience
for tho shocking news of the attempt
ed assassination.
Harry Cochems of Wisconsin, for
mer La Folletto leader who Is now
working hard for tho colonel, stopped
up to tho chairman of the assemblage
and Interrupted him to whisper tho
news.
"My God!" exclaimed tho startled
man, and he sank back Into a chair.
Tho audience looked on in blank
amazement. Cochems stepped to tho
fore of tho stage and in quivering
voice announced:
Tells of Sad News.
"Ladles and gentlemen, I have sad
nows for you. Col. Roosevelt has been
shot."
A murmur ran through tho audi
ence. "Some crank shot at him as ho
was on his way hero," Cochems went
on. "Tho colonel Is outsldo hero and
will soon address you becauso ho in
sists on It. I ask you to be as quiet
as you can as ho Is in great pain?
Cochems' voice failed as he uttered
this and ho staggered back against a
table. He was completely unnerved.
As Cochems was helped away from
tho platform tho crowd broke Into a
tlto stato who have so far failed to
carry out various orders of the stato
board dealing with the purification of
their water supplies.
The state board of health will meet
In Columbus Oct, 23, and it, Is report
ed that wholesale prosecutions will bo
ordered. Secretary Eugene P. Mc
Campbell stated Monday that the au
thorities in about 50 cities and vil
lages havo laid themselves liable to
this prosecution, and that unless they
tako Immediate steps to carry out the
ordered chuuges, tho prosecutions
will very likely bo ordered.
murmur of excited babble. Cochems
regained his composuro as ho was bo
Ing led from tho platform and, going
to tho footlights, called out:
"If thoro aro any physicians In tho
audience I wish they would hurry
back of tho scenes. They aro nocd
od." Instantly Dr. R. C. Saylo and Dr.
Frederick A. Strntton of Mllwnukeo
hurried back. Thoy found Dr. Terrlll
Blttlnp; on a chnir heforo Col. Roose
volt, trying to lnduco tho ox-presldont
to givo up tho speech and go to a hos
pital. "My dear doctor, that Is Impos
sible," declared Roosovolt, firmly. "I'm
going to make that speech if its tho
last one."
Doctors Strutton and Saylo nodded
to tho ex-president and asked him If
ho felt any pain. Roosevelt, who was
sitting up straight in n chair, tho most
placid man In tho group, replied with
a wayo of his hand:
"Now I am not hurt a bit; I don't
think the bullet hit mo. If you will
wait until 1'vo finished my speech I'll
let you seo for yoursolves."
As ho spoko Roosevelt got up from
the chair and Insisted on being shown
tho way to tho stage. Dr. Terrlll Im
plored him not to go. Col. Lyon tried
to stop him, but Roosevelt gently
pushed the Toxan aside, saying: "Now,
Cecil, you're disturbing the congrega
tion." Seeing it was useless to interfere,
the colonel's bodyguard escorted him
to the platform. As Roosevelt walked
firmly to tho stage as though nothing
in the world was the matter, tho giant
crowd burst Into three of tho wildest
cheers he has heard on his campaign
trip. Roosevelt, who had clung to his
hat through all the excitement, passed
It over to his cousin, Philip Roose
velt, and faced tho yelling throng. Ho
waved his hand at tho crowd, paced a
few steps along tho platform, waved
at the galleries and acted exactly as
ho did at tho Coliseum at Chicago
last Saturday when ho was the storm
center of a wild multitude.
Roosevelt finally raised his hand to
stop the cheering and as the crowd
ceased, a voice cried:
"Colonel, we sympathize with you."
Roosevelt gritted his teeth and
shouted back: "Now don't you wor
ry; It's nothing at all."
Colonel Delivers His Speech.
Tho ex-presldent had in his pocket
a carefully prepared speech which he
had dictated on the train on his way
to Milwaukee. Without any formal
ity, excepting to greet tho crowd as
"fellow citizens of Wisconsin," the
colonel pulled the manuscript of his
speech from his pockeL As he drew
it out he found, for tho first time, that
the bullet had penetrated.
The bullet had torn a round hole In
tho thick manuscript. It had gono on
Into the fleshy part of the chest and
had lodged thero.
Those on the platform saw a tinge
of red about the bullet mark on tho
manuscript. Dr. Terrlll started from
his chnir, bound on having tho ex-president
stop and go at once to the hos
pital Roosevelt saw him raise from
tho chair. Turning around tho ex
president exclaimed, impatiently:
"You just stay where you are. I
am going to make this speech and you
might as well compose yourself."
Terrlll had a suspicion all the time
that the bullet had found its mark but
ho had been balked by the colonel so
that he could not make certain. He
sat In his chair, his face blanched, as
Itoosevelt launched into the speech.
Tho audience, alarmed over tho
colonel's plight, sat with bated breath
as Roosevelt spoke. When he pulled
tho manuscript out and saw the bullet
mark, he quickly placed his hand over
tho tinged spot so the audience could
not see it.
Not until the speech was over did
tho crowd learn that the bullet had
pierced tho manuscript. Roosevelt
talked for 15 minutes before ho gave
the slightest indication that ho felt
tho effect of the bullet. Then a sud
den tingo of pain mado him clench
his right side. The audience was
quick to observe it and a protest ran
through tho hall for tho colonel to
stop. Roosevelt frowned.
"Now this Is all a trivial affair," he
cried. "Anyone who knows mo must
realize that I would not stop for a
thing like this. I may have a right
to feel sore with a bullet In me, but
if you saw mo in battle leading my
regiment, you would not want. me to
Btop. You would expect mo to go
ahead, no matter what happened."
Says He's Only Slightly Hurt.
After Roosevelt had talked for half
an hour, lambasting Senator La Fol
letto for opposing tho Progressives In
Wisconsin- and attacking Gov. Wilson
for his stand on the trusts and labor,
ho ceased for a minute, to take a glass
of water. This was . taken by tho
crowd to Indicate that ho was grow
ing faint. In Intense perturbation a
woman In the audience arose nnd
cried:
"Col. ItooBevelt, won't you please
let tho doctors look, for that bullet.
Wo can wait till they're through.
We'ro afraid you aro seriously hurt"
Roosevelt gently laid down the glass
of water. Leaning over tho platform
ho exclaimed, In soft, even tones:
"Madam, you musn't bo alarmed.
I am only slightly hurt and can easily
go on."
The ex-president went on with his
speech for haif an hour longer. He,
curtailed his speech only a trifle.
When ho reached Its conclusion,
Roosevelt smiled amiably and with a
comprehensive gesture, said, indulg
ently: "Now, my mends, 1 want to monk
you for your forebearance. You have
listened patiently to mo. Thank you
and 'good luck."
A deafening round of cheers went
up as tho ex-presldont was escorted
from tho stage.
Tho doctors advised him that they
wero already propared with means to
CORROBORATE ROSE'S STORY
Brldgey Webber and Harry Vallon
Testify at Trial of Police Lieuten
ant Becker in New York.
New York City. At tho close of
Monday's session of the Becker trial
Drldgey Webber and Harry Vallon had
concluded testimony which furnished
corroboration for all material points
In the astounding story told by Jack
WOULD-BE ASSASSIN
TELLS WHY HE SHOT
The would-be assassin of Col. Roose
velt revealed himself to tho pollco as
John S, Schrank and aavo his address as
No. 370 E. 10th street, New York. In an
Incoherent manner he told Chief Jannssen
at police headquarters of havlna wanted
to kill Roosevelt because he did not be
lieve any president ouaht to have moro
than two terms.
The prisoner gave every appearance of
belno crazy. He mumbled to himself and
looked wild eyed. In his pockets the po
llco found a letter addressed "To the
People," In which Schrank wrote of what
he called a dream .that came to him In
which he saw Roosevelt as the assassin
of President McKlnley. He asserted In
the letter; that no president ought to serve
three terms. Schrank Informed the police
that he had followed Col. Roosevelt
around the country for the last week to
kill him.
"I went to the Coliseum In Chicago last
Saturday night to kill Roosevelt," said the
prisoner without a quiver. "I waited
around the entrance. I thought he would
come out but he fooled me. He came
out by another door. It made me mad
that I missed. I was bound I'd get him
here."
Schrank in his confession to the police
told of a careful laid plot often frustrated
but finally successful. The man talked
profusely after his first .refusal to give his
name. He said:
"I formerly ran a saloon at 10 E. 10th
street, between Avenues B and C, New
York City. I was born In Erdlng, Da
varla, two hours out of Munich, the cap
ital. I am 36 years old and came to this
country when nine years old with my
parents. I have been engaged In the sa
loon business as proprietor and as an em
ploye nearly all of my life until I decid
ed that It was my duty to kill Col. Roose
velt. I have been personally acquainted
with Roosevelt since the former president
was police commissioner of New York In
1895. I was first attracted to him as a
political personage during the convention
In Chicago. Then I began to think se
riously of him as a menace to his coun
try when he cried 'thief at that conven
tion. "I looked upon his plan to start a third
party as a danger to the country. My
knowledge of history, gained through
much reading, convinced me that Roose
velt was engaged In a dangerous under
taking. I was convinced that If he was
defeated at the fall election he would
again cry 'thief and that his action
would plunge the country In a bloody civil
war.
"I deemed It my duty, after much con
sideration of the situation, to put him out
of the way. I was living at my home ad
dress at the time but soon after I had a
dream In which former President McKln
ley appeared to me. I was told by Mc
Klnley In this dream that It was not Czol
gosz who murdered him, but Roosevelt.
McKlnley In this dream told me that his
blood was on Roosevelt's hands anil that
Roosevelt had killed him so that he might
become president.
"I was more deeply Impressed by what
I read In the newspapers than others, and
after having this dream was more con
vinced than ever that I should free the
country from the menace of Roosevelt's
ambition.
"I am sorry I have caused all this trou
ble for the good people of Milwaukee and
Wisconsin, but I am not 60rry that I car
ried out my plan."
make an immediate examination of
the wound at the Emergency hospital.
"Oh, do it here," urged the coIoneUonerated the judge on every cnarge
as he started to sit in a chair. The
doctors insisted that he ought to go
to the hospital.
"If you think it's that bad, I'll go,"
said Roosevelt, cheerfully.
The ex-presldent felt his coat and
found that tho bullet had scorched it
on its way through. Underneath his
vest was crimsoned.
"Do you feel much pain?" asked Dr.
Terrill, as he helped the colonel Into
the waiting automobile.
"Nothing to speak of," replied
Roosevelt, with a show of nonchal
ance. "The bullet undoubtedly is resting
comfortably In the flesh somewhere.
I know it didn't pierce the bing, as. I
haven't felt any trouble in speaking.
It. didn't get very deep."
Work of a Crankr
Tho wound .was not dangerous. Tho
attempted asslsslnation of tho ex
presldent was the work of a crank.
The fellow mingled with the crowd in
the street when Roosevelt drove up
In an automobile to tho Gilpatrlck ho
tel at dusk. Ho brushed into the ho
tel while Roosevelt was at dinner
with leaders of his Progressive party.
The stranger, illy dressttf, about 35
years old, of wiry build and long hair,
asked the clerk at the desk where he
could find the ex-prcsident.
"He's at dinner and you can't see
him," returned tho clerk curtly, as he
critically surveyed the caller.
"Well, I've got to see him," mum
bled the stranger. "I've got to see
him. Tho clerk bluntly ordered tho
unwelcome visitor from the hotel and
ho shuffled out. He evidently waited
around the street in a throng that
hung around to seo the colonel as he
left the Auditorium.
It was shortly before 8 p. m. when
the ex-presldent, to the cheers of the
waiting throngs, walked out of tho ho
tel and stepped Into a seven-passenger
touring "ar. He hau just gotten into
tho tonncau and turned around to sit
down when from the opposite of the
car facing the street camo a flash and
a loud report. Loaning over the car
was the ill vlsaged stranger, who had
shuffled an hour before the hotel look
ing for tho colonel. In his hand was
a smoking revolver. After firing tho
first shot the would-be assassin lev
oled tho weapon again at Itoosevelt
and was about to flro again when
Martin, tho expresldent's stenograph
er, a strapping fellow, leaped at him.
Tho colonel will remain in Chicago
until it is found how serious his in
jury becomes. He expressed a wish
that his tour be continued and that
he bo allowed to keop his speaking en
gagements. Rose as to how Police Lieut. Charles
Becker, now on trial for his life, in
stigated the murder of gambler Her
man Rosenthal. In his rocltal of the
conversation that took place with
Becker immediately after tho murder
on the morning of July 10, Webber
quoted Becker as follows:
"I waB riding past tho Metropolo
myself last night nnd I told my chauf
feur, Otto Avers!, to drive slowly and
said to him, 'If I had seen that squeal
iug Rosenthal, I would havo got out
and backed blm up against a wnll and
shot Mm,'"
I Buckeye Notes 1
Miller City. Engineer Clarcnc
Sllter of Bellovuo was killed and
several passengers wero severely
shaken up when pnsDonger fain No.
6, westbound, on tho Nlcke! Plato,
collided with an castbound freight
train. Sllter was a veteran engineer
widely known In railroad circles.
Lima. "Grandmother" ' Napier, 95,
Allen county's oldest resident, is dead
here. She camo to Lima from Penn
sylvania in 1820, tho Napier family
being county pioneers,
Oberlin. August Straus, ono of
Oberlin'a pioneer merchants, when
attacked by a hlghwayman( fought
his assailant so,- hnrd tho man
fled. Straus suffered a severe blow on
his head from n club.
Columbus. Ono man was killed,
threo twere seriously Injured and ton
passengers wero slightly cut by flying
glass when two trolley cars of tho
Arlington lino collided In a fog hero.
Lancaster. Mrs. Margaret Clouse,
77, was instantly killed and her
daughter, Josephlno, and Harry
Green, all of Somerset, O., wero prob
ably fatally Injured when an au
tomobile in which they wero riding
was struck by a car on the Scioto Val
ley Traction railway at Carroll near
here.
Wellston. Harry Reed, while act
ing as peacemaker In a quarrel over
who should preside at the faucet of
a keg of beer being tapped at Jackson,
wns shot andlnstnntly killed.
Ripley. James Froman, aged 71, a
member of tho Seventh Ohio Volun
teer Cavalry, died at" his home hero
from pneumonia, contracted while at
tending the fiftieth reunion of his
regiment in Ripley Sept. 27.
Springfield. An unidentified Ital
ian, who was struck in tho head with
a pick wielded by Mlko Davis, as the
two were working in a ditch, died at
the City Hospital last night. Davis
was arrested.
Marion. A dispute over the ques
tion of whether a sandwich had been
paid for resulted in the stabbing of
August Myers by Harry Bird, an Erie
trainman. Myers is in a serious con
dition. Bird was arrested.
Zanesvlllo. Four men wero hurt,
ono severely, when tho boiler of a
traction engine exploded at Hanover.
Bellefontalne. Rev. Edward T.
Swlggett of Cincinnati, elected mod
erator of the Presbyterian synod
of Ohio, was presented with a
silver loving cup when tho twenty
fifth anniversary "of his service aB
stated clerk of synod was celebrated.
Bucyrus. Tho committee of the
Trlcounty Bar association which in
vestigated the charges made by
Benjamin Meek of Bucyrus, against
Judge Daniel Babst of Crestline, ex-
Babst is a candidate for re-election
and Meek is a candidate against him.
Conneaut. Car shortage at the
ore- docks here is attributed to
smallpox. North Bessemer, tho ore
carrying tenmlnus of the Bessemer
railroad, is quarantined. A large num
ber of railroad men aro held at a ho
tel there and a regulation, adopted by
tho health board, make3 it impossible
for trainmen who have not been vac
cinated to enter the city.
Cincinnati: It was established
that the body found near Visalla,
Ky., which was buried among the
unidentified dead In tho Coving
ton, Ky., potter's field, was that of
Dr. W. T. McLean, a physician of this
city. It waB Identified by friends. At
the time of the finding of the corpse
it was in such condition that Identifi
cation appeared impossible. The fact
that the head, was almost apart from
the body 1b puzzling tho officials.
Bellefontalne, Rev. Edward T.
Swigatt of Cincinnati was elect
ed moderator of the Presbyterian
synod of Ohio in session here. Rev.
Mr. Swigatt has for 25 years been the
stated clerk of synod and his election
was made by acclamation in partial
celebration of the silver anniversary
of his service as clerk. His name
was presented by Rev. Frederick Mc
Millen of Cincinnati and the nomina
tion was seconded by Rev. Arthur
Ludlow of Cleveland. A discussion
of plans to bring more young men
Into the ministry, a commendation of
tho boy scout movement and a mo
tion to reorganize tho committees di
recting young people's societies so as
to givo tho members a definite Chris
tian aim were proceedings that mark
ed tho'npentng.
Columbus. Threo men were In
jured and a three-story building was
partly wrecked by an explosion here,
The fire chief believes that tho ex
plosion was caused by gas. Tho po
lice, as a result of an investigation,
assert it was a "plant" of dynamite
Two of the men injured are Greeks.
Thomas Pirt, 38, a fireman, was hurt
while fighting tho fire which followed
tho explosion. Detective Gordon and
Policeman Hensel, who were In front
of tho building when tho explosion oc
curred, ran Into tho structure and
were showered with flying d.ebrls,
They found one Greek undor a bed
covered with lath and mortar.
Columbus. Officers from the Ohio
penitentiary reached hero with Wil
liam Barnegraff and George Wash
ington, prisoners who escaped ' from
tho" penitentiary through a sewer.
'Thp men were captured in PIqua
whllfl trying to make their way
west, ioth tho recaptured men arp
in the third class, which means they
aro compelled to wear stripes because
of infraction of prison rules and for
general bad behavjor. Thoy will bo
put lti solitary confinement for a while
and their future station in the prison
will bo whoro thoy will have t'o small
est poBobio chance of Belting away,
AGKACHE
DISEASE
NU1 H
But a Symptom, a Danger Sig
nal Which Every Woman
Should Heed.
Backacho 1b a symptom of organic
weaknoss or derangement. If you havo
backacho don't neglect it To get per
manent relief you must reach tho root
of tho troublo. Read about Mrs. Wood
all's experience.
Morton's Gap,Kontucky. "I Buffered
two years with fomalo disorders, my
health was very bad
and I had a continual
backacho which was
simply awful, I could
not stand on my foot
long enough to cook
c meal's victuals
without my hack
nearly killing mo,
nnd I would have
such dragging sensa
tions I could hardly
bear it. I had Boro-
ness in each Bide, could not stand tight
clothing, and was irregular. I was com
pletely run down. On advico I took
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound and am enjoying good health. It
is now moro than two years and I havo
not hod on acho or p&in since. I do all
my own work, washing and everything,
and novor have backacho any moro. I
think your medicino is grand and I praiso
it to nil my'nelghbora. If you think my
testimony will holp others you may pub
lish it" Mrs. Olub Woodall, Mor
ton's Gap, Kentucky".
If you havo Hie slightest donht
that JLydla JS. PJnkhnm's Vegeta
ble Corn pound -mil help you, -write
to Lydia E.Pinkhnm Medicino Co.
(confidential) Lynn, Mass., for ad
vico. Tfour letter "will he opened.
rcau aim answerca uy a woman,
and hold in strict confidence.
MORAL FOR THEV MONEY-MAD
Hope of Becomlna Millionaires About
on a Par With the Washer
woman's Delusion.
Prof. Warren M. Beldler of Bethel,
Pa., in a recent address mado the
striking assertion that the American
people, money mad, taught their chil
dren how to earn a living, but not
how to llvo.
"There Is no viler, and there is, no
vainer ambition," said Professor Beld
ler to a reporter, "than that of tho
American boy to become a millionaire.
What percentage of our boys do Be
come millionaires? It would tako a
good many decimals to work that out.
bellove me!
"The boy who sets his heart on a
million fares likes tho washerwoman
who set her heart on a cross-eyed aero
naut. , " 'I hear you married that cross-eyed
aeronaut last weok?' said a friend.
"Yes, I did,' replied the washer
woman, as she rocked back and forth
over her tub. "Yes, I married him,
and I gave him f 500 out of my bulldln'
association to start nn airship fac
tory." " "That so?' Bald tho friend. "Where
is ho now7'
"'I don't know,' said tho washer
woman. 'I'm waltln for him to come
back from his honeymoon.' "
Timely Reminder.
"We nre still mining ore, growing
cotton and manufacturing steel," said
the American host.
"Why do you tell me that?" In
quired tho foreign visitor.
"I Just want to remind you that the
country is producing something be
sides politics."
"GOOD STUFF."
A Confirmed Coffee Drinker Takes tc
Postum.
A housewife was recently surprised
when cook served Postum instead of
coffee. She says:
"For the last Ave or six years I have
been troubled with nervousness, in
digestion and heart troublo. I couldn't
get any benefit from tho doctor's med
icine 'bo finally he ordered me to stop
drinking coffee, which I did.
"I drank hot water while' taking tlis
doctor's medicine, with some improve
ment, then went back to coffee with
the same old trouble as before.
"A now servant girl lold mo about
PoBtum said her folks used It and
liked it In place of coffee. Wo got a
package but I told her I did not be
lieve my husband would llko it, as he
wnB a gieat coffee drinker.
"To my surprise ho called for n
third cup, said It was 'good stuff' nnd
wanted to know what It was. We
have used PoBtum over since and botb
feel bottor than wo havo In years.
"My husband uBed to have bad
Bpclls with IiIb stomach and would be
sick threo or four days, during which
time ho could not cat or drink any.
thing. But since ho gave up coffee
and took to Postum, ho has had no
moro trouble, and wo now fully be
lieve It was all caused by coffee.
'II havo not had uny return of my
former troubles since drinking Pos
tum, and feel hotter and can do more
work than in tho last ten years. We
tell everyone about It some say they,
tried It and did not llko It. I tell them
It makes all tho difference as to how
It's made. It should bo mado accord
ing to directions then It Is delicious.''
Noma given by Postum Co., Bajr"'
Creek, Mich. Read tho. book-
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