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WHERE STRIENG'TH HELPED
1 BY ROBERT BEVERLY HAIE.
LOW at hi,
books Tom Gor
don certain 1
was; yet he had
a good mind,
It took him' a
long time tc
learn a lesson,
but. when he
ed once learned it, he never had tc
ok at it again. In athletic sports,
o, he was not brilliant, but he could
relied upon. He was like a stone
ill at first base, though he was not
Successful as a baItter. In football
was not aggressire enough to suit
schoolfellows; but he was fearless,
L he could crry an indefinite num
f opponen.ts on his back. In the
of war 4b was unconquerable.
here w'as a story that, w~1ien Mr.
,wn's school, with To or anchor,
fed ~he Normal St s, Tom's three
a,,nen, after h g, with Tom's as
ianice, secu n extra foot or two,
4 otfI ot a drink of soda water,
m to mind the rope ,alone.
Y .lways denied this story, and I
Bonfess that it sounds unlikely.
r the probability is that if they
"way at all, they went away one
day Tom pulled anchor, but
1ily he pulled on the rope, Be
ptain, of course; and his thun
D "Ready!-Heave'l" was enough
olf to take away the strength of
;er side. It was a great disap
,ent to Tom when Mr. Brown
s the tug of wari, on the ground
ti.njured the boys.
ºpose it is 'oad for you," Tom
,.rd to say; "but a boy ought to
'w to .keep his back straight
Rlhis strength to a thing. He
loe. to lift something heavy some
he' rest, Tom was a tender
Jlow, who could not bear to
at Sne. When he was a little
ed.e sixth class, one of his class
Mtistaking gentleness for cow
)rced Tom into a- fight. Tom
Wo quickly that one knock set
0. other fellow, and then he fell
cg bebause the blood came out
.ttle rascal's nose. -
:rening after supper Tom took
!ric cars and went in town on
id for his father. His business
#shed, he set out to walk home;
ough a few flakes of snow had
he night was fine, and he want
some good fresh air into his
tfore sitting down to spend an
*d reached a deserted part of
t and was walking up a long
'ar from home when he saw
$toward him a heavy two
oal cart drawn by one horse.
ls were on the car tracks; the
head had fallen over on his
nad he was fast asleep. Mean
Sbrave old horse plodded on
contentment of' a veteran in
usuPess. who has left his load
whose driver is asleep, and
.oing 'down hill on his way
ut of sight fart along the
e the singing of the wires
Sans that an electric car isap
A moment later the car,
like mad, hove in sight some
.ehind the coal cart. As it
-ýe summit of the hill and be
bscent its speed did not abate.
,nd nearer it came, but the
:did not seem to have any
.e ing into the coal cart--he
ri o rnundrd said something
1 1ductor, who was standing
'n. Then he turned back
rhe turned too late. He was
Ihel thought, He jammed
*e and reversed the power
,oild horse turned aside to
SICEIGHT OF THE CAR STRUCK
iHE; COAL OART.
"t out of dauger, but the
covered with a .little layer
the car wheels slid over
- runners of a sleigh.
rweight of the car struck
the coal cart and Sfung it
eks. The wagon fairly
e air and came down on
the man underneath it
'se still in the shafts.
I nor horse stirred after
r and driver. were both
s is a bad business, Phil,
er glt out!" the driver
nodded and' pulled the
the car swept away.
gers were three ladies,
d not know what had
a hundred feet away
happened. H -is horror
f was not greater than
and anger when the
or the first time in his
e liked to have some
tih' `cart excitedly.
n to the right of the
er's leg was under
t wheels arid he
ied, for he did not
. eooi seavd hit by
shook him roughly.
"Pull your leg when I lift!" Thm
shouted, and then he stooped do*n and
got hold of the edge of the wheel.
He straightened his back, bent his
knees and gripped the wheel tight;
then with a great effort he flung back
his head and straightened his knees.
Up came the cart,wheel, frame and all.
"Pull your leg out?" Tom shouted
again. The man started, tried to sit
up, pulled his leg a little way out,
gave up and rolled over on his face
with his headdirectly under the wheel
It was too much. Tom thought he
would rather have died than see such
a thing happen. He could not hold up
such a load for more than a few mo
ments, and it would kill the man when
it fell. No one was in sight. He could
not move, not a muscle, or he would
have to let go. Oh, if he had only let
the fellow lie there and b;ought help.
"Get out of there! Rouse up!" he
cried; and then, as the man did not
move: "Help? help!" he yelled. "There's
a man dying! Help!"
There was only one house near
enough to send him aid in time, and
he directed his cries at that. There
were lights in the windows, but no
one seemed to stir to help him. Atlast
the strain became so great that he
could shout no longer. He clenched
his teeth and resigned himself to de
A door slammed. He looked up at
the house and saw a girtrunning down
the steps. Could he hold out till she
got to him? "I'll make a good bluff at
it, anyway," thought Tom, grimly,
and he held on. He had not strength
enough even to hurry up his rescuer.
The girl, who was well bi"%, strong
and ruddy, reached his aside quickly.
"What are you wanting, sorr?" she
Tom was gasping. Great drops of
Sweat ran down his face. His feet
staggered about from place to place.
"BOUSE UPI" HE CRIED.
His legs were strained past bearing;
his hands perfectly numb. He felt
that he was all but done for.
"Pull out the man!" he muttered,
and then shut his lips tight as the
wheel almost slipped from his grasp.
The girl looked trhwn and without a
moment's hesitation crawled under the
wheel to pull him out.
"Don't go under!" -Tom gasped, in
agony. "I may drop it!"
"Faith, then, you won't!" came her
voice, without a tremor. "You'll hold
on a bit longer. Plu won't let it hurt
That was enough for Tom. He bent
his knees a trifle, renewed his grip on
the wheel, leaned his head forward a
little, and then a "Ready! Heave!"
burst qut on the ,night air that made
the swiket ringg.
Back flew his head again, his great
knees straightened themselves, and
once more wheel, frame and wagon
shot up in the air. A moment later
the girl had pulled the coal man out
Tom thanked the girl as best he
could, and then, utterly at the end of
his strength, sank right downv where
he was in the mud and dirt. It seemed
as if he could never move again.
"Sure 'twas aniligant pull entirely!"
said the Irish girl, admiringly. "What
shall l be doin' now?"
"Run for the doctor," Tom said, ro.es
ing himself; or no! I don't think it will
A car was coming, this one out from
town. It was crowded. With great
effort Tom stood on his feet and ran
tp the track. "Stop, stopl" he cried.
"Some pne's hurt!"
The motor man stopped. Tom
climbed on board, and slammed open
the front door. "Is there a doctor
here?" he inquired. A middle-aged
man rose from his seat and came
toward the front of the car. Tom led
the way to the coal cart. "The team
fell on him and hurt his leg," he said.
The doctor stooped down and began
to make his examination. A crowd
from the car gathered about the spot.
The girl's father was one of the num
ber, and he eagerly questioned his
daughter about what had happened.
She told him what she knew, and all
who heard her turned eagerly to get a
sight of the young fellow who had
borne so much to save the injured
But Tom was nolonger to be seen.
He liked to do his duty, but he hated
to talk about it. He was on his way
home, and hard enough it was for him
to get there.
The next morning at breakfast Mr.
Gordon read from the newspaper a
very ornamental but substantially cor
rect account of the strength and
bravery of an unknown young man
who had preserved Michael Daly, of
Woodhouse's Coal company, from in
stant death. Mr. Gordon read well,
and his wife and daughters could hard
ly breathe till he had finished.
"O-o-oh!" cried Gertrude, when the
end came. "What a splendid manl
And so modest, too, not letting anyone
know who he was! He was a real
hero, wasn't he, Tom?"
"Why, no," said Tom, unconcerned
ly. "I can't say I see anything
especially heroic about it."
"Well!" Gertrude exclaimed, turn
ing to her mother, '"Tom is the most
unromantic boy! I don't believe he
knows what a hero ist"-Youth's Com
VALUE OF ANTITOXIN.
Some Theories of Natural and
Diphtheria Antitoxin, Introduced Into
This Country in December, 1894, Has
Reduced the Mortality Record from
Eighty to Fourteen Per Cent.
Special Chicago Letter.
They say that the horseless age is
coming. But the horse is with us to
stay. While electricity is taking its
place as a motor agent, a new field of
usefuilness is opening for it--it supplies
.us with antitoxin.
It is an unexplored field of inves
tigation upon which we are enter
ing, for antitoxin, the product of the
blood of the horse, has been with us
scarcely a year. It was introduced
into this country last December, and re
searches and experiments had begun in
European hospitals only eleven months
DIPHTHERIA GERM, HIGHLY MAGNIFIED.
before that time. Within this short
period reliable records of cures in
diphtheria achd tetanuss (commonly
mknown as lockjaw) had been collected.
The antitoxin had been obtained, its
value had been practically demon
strated, but the principle involved re
mains a mystery to all. That some
great, far-reaching principle is coming
to light, that a new system of fighting
disease, based on this principle, will be
evolved-that is admitted by all who
have studied the subject. The eyes of
searching investigators and profound
thinkers are gleaming with thehope of
evolving this new system in time to
add the discovery to that unrivaled
galaxy of achievements which illumin- I
ates nineteenth century progress.
What is antitoxin? Antitoxin is
anti-poison, an antidote for poison. As
we use the word, it, means a substance
developed in animal blood to neutralize
;hOe eittroif"·)toatd- " Frdm. th'e.of dim:
of immunized animals. And here we
must explain the nature of immunity.
All animal blood has been shown to
possess to a greater or lesser degree of
bactericide properties. When an ani
mal becomes infected with a disease a
combat takes place, according to well
substantiated authorities, between the
germs of the disease .and a mysterious
something in the blood. This bacteri
cide property varies in power and qual
ity in different species. Thus the blood
of man offers complete resistance to
germs of pigeon cholera, that of the
dog against anthrax, of the chicken
against tetanus, and so on. These ani
mals are said to be immune against
The important point is that the im
nunity against certain diseases may be
increased. This may be done in one of
two ways-(1) by infection, or (2) by
intoxicatiom, i. e., inoculation of the dis
ease. Every child-knows that when it
has once had a disease the chances are
that it will not catch thecsame disease a
second time. It has been rendered im
mune against that disease. A mysteri
ous process of chemistry has taken
place in the child's body, protecting it, p
perhaps for lifetime, perhaps for a lim
ted period, against the germs of the
The same process may be developed
artificially. Inoculate the disease in
nild form, and the danger of succumb
ng to a serious attack will be minim
ized. This is the principle of vaccina
F.rom vaccination to the use of anti- ,
exir is but one step. Scientists had
DBAWING BLOOD FROM IMMUNIZEDHORSE.
learned that an antidote to germ diseases
could be formed by inoculating the
disease. Why not obtain this anti
toxin from an immunized animal and
inject it into the blood of the patient?
Investigators set about manufacturing
the mysterious antidote in a systematic
Diphtheria, the germ of which was
discovered in 1884, was chosen as the
principal subject of experiment. They
proceed as follows:
With a cotton wad afew of the germs
are brushed from the tonsils of a human
patient, The wad is then drawn overl
a mass of blood serum inclosed in a dish
and the germs transferred thereon.
Here they have good opportunity to
feed and multiply. In twenty-four
hours each germ has grown into an
isolated colony of germs, called a cul
ture. The cultures are examined un
der a mieroscope, and those of diph
theria planted again in a sealed test
tuoe containing beef broth. They are
placed in an incubator at blood tem
perature, and at the end of three or
four weeks are ready for use. The cuil
t-rw boullou .is then iltered and the
filtrate contains the diphtheria toxin.
If the toxin is found to be of suficient
strength, that is if .1 c.e. of it will kill
a guinea pig weighing 500 grains in
forty-eight hours, .5 c.e. of the toxin is
injected into the shoulder of a young
and absolutely healthy horse. This
will cause a reaction, and diphtheria
antitoxin will form in the blood. The
next time about .1 c.c. will be injected,
and a correspondingly larger amount of
antitoxin will form. Doses of toxin
are constantly increased until the horse
can bear without serious symptoms the
enormous amount of .300 c. of toxin
per injection. Some of the blood of the
horse i·- then drawn off and put on ice
for a fei'v days to allow it to coagurate.
'The b! I serum, i.e., the water with
albuminous and saline matter in so
lution, possesses the anti-toxin proper
ties and is taken off with a pipette.
Its strength is teste by inoculation on
diseased guineg pi4f and if one grain
of the serum Will neutralize one grain
of the toxin, it is ready for use.
The forearm of the human patient
suffering with diphtheria is given a
hypodermic injection of the antitoxin.
If the disease is in the incipient state
one injection will generally suffice,
otherwise doses must be repeated
When the experiments were first be
gun, a number of different animals
were used as mediums for the pro
duction of antitoxin. It was soon
found however, that it is not the actual
immunity of an animal which would
be of any value when transferred to a
diseased individual, but the amount of
For this reason, the horse was se
lected aS the most appropriate for the
production of tetanus and diphtheria
antitoxin. It is remarkably suscepti
ble to these diseases, but shows great
power of reaction, and can develop
enormous quantities of antitoxin. It
is a very healthy animal and the danger
of inoculating other diseases with its
blood is practically nil; it can furnish
immense quantities of blood, and-an
important point-the horse is in many F
respects similar to man. The best re- F
sults will always be obtained by inocu- I
lation from homogen species. Goats, c
sheep, and other animals have been I
tried, but none can compare with the
horse in adaptability; the horseless ago I
is not at hand. c
The tetanus, diphtheria and other v
antitoxins have been in use only a very v
few years, in our country but a few t
months, and then hardly ever outside.
of the hospitals. The evidence then c
INOCULA ~f A PATIENT.
collected is most astonishing. Dr.
G. Futterer, in a lecture at the Chicago
polyclinic in February last, cites the
following statistics of antitoxin tr.at
ment for diphtheria:
No of Per
Patients Ded. t Cent.
Vienna ................ 227 54 22 £A
Austria................ 481 72 14 90
iungary ............... 95 5 1430
Berlin ................. I,109 193 17 40
.Germany .............. 213. 30 14 8)
ItaIy ................... 98 13 14 40
race ....... "..... 419 64 13 0
Holland............... 14 1 700
England...............1,110 278 23 00
Total..............3,880 616 1840
Since February the death rate has
sunk to 14 per cent. andeed a wonderg
ful showing when we consider that the
death rate in cases of actual diphtheria
is over 80 per cent., when no antitoxin
And it is not only as a curative,but also
as a preventive, that the great remedy
may be used. Reliable cases, sufficient
in number to leave no room for doubt
have been reported of children who had
been rendered temporarily immune by
a single injection of antitoxin while in
the midst of a household where
diphtheria was raging. By experi
menting oa guinea pigs it was shown
that a dose of antitoxin injected be
fore infection requires only 1-100,
sometimes 1-1000, of the strength needed
vhen the same amount of toxin had
found its 1pay into the pig's system
twenty-four hours before the antidote
In its effect antitoxin is absolutely
harmless. It sometimes produces skin
eruptions, weakness and other slight
mptoms in human patients, but the
icine is not considered a poison,
an cannot be in any way dangerbua
to th 'ck or the healthy. Not the
slightes r need be entertained in
that regar .
What is t of diphtheria and
tetanus we may er to .hold good in
all germ diseases. know that the
principles of partial a tal immunity
evince themselves thro out the ani
mal kingdom; we are al positive
that this partial immunity m ways
be increased by infection of a s
and we may judge by analogy t ib
some animal casmproduce propertie
the blood, antitoxie to certain diseases,
other animals can be found whose blood
will yield the same medicine against
other diseases. We believe, furthest,
that at least all infectious diseases are
germ diseases (for how else could they
be infeetious?), and we may justly ini
ier that in avery few years a great,
complex system of new remedies
will come into use, and as fire drives
out fire, the disease itself shall produce
within the animal body the antidote
against its vi:ulenceW We are on the
eve of a great awakening in mediet
sTience.- I. T. GuaDzAc&a.
SA L1MON PROPAGATION.
It Is Earnestly Recommended by
[Tn.es. Something Is Done to Perpetuate
the Salmon Family It Will Become
Extinct Like the Buffalo or
Special Washington Letter.
lion. Marshall McDonald, the late
commissioner of fish and fisheries,
was anxious to have national parks
or reservations established for the
propagation of salmon, and to pre
vent the extermination of that pop
ular family of fish. In the recently
issued bulletin of the ,work of
the commission in 1092, particular at
tention is paid to this subject. It is
stated that not only is every contriv
ance employed that human ingenuity
can devise to destroy the salmon of our
west-coast rivers, but more surely de
structive, more fatal than all, is the
WHERE SALMON ABOUND.
slow but inexorable march of those de
stroying agencies of human progress,
before which the salmon must surely
disappear, as did the buffalo of the
plains and the Indian of California.
"The helpless salmon's life is gripped
between these two forces, the murder
ous greed of the fishermen and the
white man's advancing civilization, and
what hope is- there for the salmon in
the end? Protective laws and-artificial
breeding are able to hold the first in
check, but nothing can stop the last."
This statement is supplemented by
the inquiry: "What was it that de
Connecticut, thb&: errii o
various smaller riveri of Ne~'"liw g b
where they used to be exceedingly
abundant?" It was not overfishing
that did it. If the excessive fishing had
been all there was to contend with, a
few simple laws wouId have been sif
ficient to preserve some remnants at
least of the race.
It was not the fishing, it was the
growth of the country, as it is com
monly called, the increase of the popu
lation, necessarily bringing with it the
development of the various industries
by which communities live and become
prosperous. It was the mills, the dams,
the stearmboats, the manufactures in
jurious to the water, and similar causes
which, first making the streams more
and more uninhabitable for the salmon,
finally exterminated them altogether.
In short, it was the growth of the coun
try and not the fishing- which really set
a bound to the habitations of the salm
on on the Atlantic coast.
Then, concerning the salmon rivers
of the Pacific coast, the Sacramento,
for example, it is said that "when the
first rush of gold-seekers came to Cali
fornia in 1849, every tributary of the
Sacramento was a fruitful spawning
ground for salmon, and into every trib
utary countless shoals of salmon has
tened every summer to deposit their
eggs. -But in 1872, only twenty-three
years later, not one single tributary of
the Sacramento of any account was a
spawning ground for the salmon except
the McCloud and Pitt rivers in the ex
treme northern part of the state, where
the hostility of the Indians had kept
white men out." It was not fishing by
any means that had caused the disap
pearance of the salmon, for the miners
did very little fishing in those times; but
it was the debris from the quartz mines
which drove the salmon out, ruining the
spawning grounds and rendering ,the
river uninhabitable for the salmon.
Dr. Livingstoneg Stone, an eminent
scientist interested in the preservation
of the salmon fisheries, says: "Who
would have thought thirty years ago
that the creatioh of a national park in
this country would be the means of
rescuing the buffalo from extinction?
Who thought then that anything was
needed to rescue the buffalo? The
buffalo roamed in myriads over the
plains and mountain slopes of the
tentral portions of the United States
and were so innumerable that, with the
exception of a few far-sighted persons,
no one thought that this noble race of
animals was ever in danger. The sup
ply seemed inexhaustible and the
species at least safe from extinction.
"How soon we found out our mistake
and how suddenly the change came.
The note of alarm had hardly been
sounded long enough to be, distinctly
comprehended over the country before
the buffaloes were gone-all gone prac
tically, except a few straggling surviv
ors which, if they had not found refuge
in Yellowstone park, would have been
gone too, long before this. The Yel
lowstone National park saved them. It
saved the wild race from extinction,
and, if nothing else should ever be so
mplished by the creation of the park,
alone would justify its existence."
the rivers within the jurisdiction
of t nited States have been investi
gated e fish comminsion -and none
of the* .ee from objections which
make salm opagation impossible.
Where to 1 salmon park has
been a problem a has vexed the
commission for a no of years. A
place has been at last vered for a
salmon hatchery; S river ~.~h cnbe
msdean asylum of refuge;L he fish
commission believes that its dd be
not aside as an eter4al Iseritags
salmon. tr. Stole regards It as fort.
nate for our country that there is in
our Alaskan possessions just stch a
placeas is wanted-=probably more than
one-and so exceptionally fortunate is
America in this respect that it is not
likely that, this side of the frozen and
uninhabitable shores of the Arctic, it
can be duplicated in the possessions of
all the nations of the earth combined
which significant circumstance goes to
show how near the world has reached
the extreme limit of its salmon supply.
The locality referrea to is an island
in the North Pacific about 750 miles
nearly due west of Sitka. Its name is
Afognak, and it isthe northernmost of
the two largest islands ot the group
called the Kadiak islands. It lies just
north of latitude 58 and between 152
and 153 west longitude. It is a small
island, probably not more than fifty
miles across at its widest part, but
there are several streams flowing from
various points of the islan~d to the sur
rounding ocean that at the proper sea
son contain salnoti inntimerable. Itii
no exaggeration to say that salmon
swarm up these streams in countless
myriads. "Ii 1889 the salmon were so
thick in the streams that it was abso
lutely necessary, in fording them, to
kick the salmon out of the way to avoid
stumbling over them."
This story illustrates as well as any
thing the wonderful abundance of
salmon in the Afognak streams; and it
can be easily believed when it is re
membered that about a month earlier
153,000 salmon were caught in one day
at the mouth of the Karluk, which is a
river only sixty feet wide where it
empties into the ocean. The salmon
are there in as great numbers as could
be wished. All the varieties also
which inhabit the Pacific ocean come
to Afognak. The list is a royal cata
logue: The red salmon, the "blue
back' of the Columbia; the I ing
salmon, the "quinnat" or "spring
salmon" of the Columbia; the silver
salmon, the "silversides" of the Colum
bia; the humpback salmon, the dog
salmon, the steelhead, the "square
tailed" trout of the tributaries of the
Columbia, and the "dolly varden."
What a paradise for salmon this island
is, and what a magnificent place of
.safety it would be if it' were set aside
for a national park, where the salmon
could always hereafter be unmolested!
The island is inhabitable all the year
round; with a comparatively even tem
perature, although so far north, the
winter's cold is not excessive, probably
not equaling that ei parts of New
England. It is colder than New Eng
land in summer, but there is
anything e'lse,aj z ft'
by a few Aleuts. Artificial hatcingt
can be instituted there at any time and
on a large scale. Thus, all of the
streams of the continent cat be re
peopled with these beautiful and de
sirable inhabitants at small expense to
In presenting his argument for' the
establishment of a national salmon
park, the fish commissioner makes lib
eral quotations from the opinions of cx.
perts who have studied the question,'
and his efforts will undoubtedly have
an effect upon the minds of our ha
tional legislators. Certainly every man
who loves the sport, and everyone who
realizes the importance of maintaining
our supply of fish food of the best qual
ity, will concede the forcefulness of
the plea which has been oficially made:
The wonderful abundance of salmon
in the waters of Alaska has been known
5O0E FINE SPECIMENS.
for years tothose who have had oppor
tunity for investigation, but that re
gion of our country is so remote and inac
cessible to the general public that until
the fish commissioner gave publication
of the facts it was impossible for every
one to know all of the truth and all of
the possibilities which may result from
prudent and economic development of
those resources. Statistics show that
850,000 cases, representing over 4,000,
000 salmon, were taken from one in
significant rivulet which runs into the
Karlunk river of Alaska during one sea
son. The entire product of the sea
son of 1889 amounted to approximately
$4,000,000. Surely that is an industry
worthy rather of development than of
neglect. The product of the canneries
there for 1890 exceeded $7,500,000. The
catch is accomplished by gill nets,
traps and seines, but the greatest eatch
is made by haul seines which sweep the
estuaries of the small rivers. Seine
follows seine in rapid succession in
the proper season, and the catch Is
almost complete in every case. These
important fisheries will be impover
ished within a few years, unless the
suggestions of the fish 'omuantssioneT
meet with pronPpt lapproval and eorn
gressional action.. - STve D. Fa.Y
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the future to be made of asbestos or
mineral wood. The efficiency of suite
composed of this material .depends on
three facts. It is noncon bustible, a
nonconductor of heat; and in no way
injured by water.
Queer Wreak f Nature.
The cats of the Isle of Man are as
destitute of tails as if they were guines
pigs. It has never ben accounted tiy,
but in spite of being tdientlfeit it .
Mis Grandfather, a Revolutionly Soldleq
and His Father Both Died o.f.raly-
e3, Yetathbe hird Generagon
Is Cared-The Method.
Pram tMe Hreakd. Batos, MJsss.
Like a thunderbolt from a clear sky a
stroke of paralysis came to Mr. Frank T,
Ware, the well-known 'Boston auctionees
and 'appraiser, at 285 Washington street.
He went to bed-one night aibout-·ts years
ago, seemingly in robust health. When he
awoke.his lfet side was stiffened by the
deadening of the nerves.
rie interviewer souiht out Mr. Ware to
the facts. He gave the interesting par
ars in his own way:
"The: first shock came very suddenly
while f was asleep, but itwas not lasting in
its effects, and in a few weeks I was able to
be about. A few months after, when= eax
hausted by work and drenched with'rain, I
went home in a very nervous state. - The
result was a second and more severe shock,
after which my left arm and leg were prCe.
"ey grandfather who was a soldier In
the evolutionary War, and lost an arm in
the str ggle for American independence,
died finally of paralysis, My father also
died of paralysis, although it was compli
cated with other troubles.a nd sol had some
knowledge of the fatal character of the dis.
ease which is hereditary in our family.
After the second shock I took warning, for,
in all probability, a third would carry me
"Almost everything under the sun was
recommended to me, and I tried all the
remedies that seemed likely to do any good,
electricity, massage and specialists, but to
"The only thing I found that helped me
was Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and I verily
believe that if it hadn't been for those pills
I would have been dead years ago.
"Yes, I still have a slight reminder of the
last attack six years ago. My left arm is
not as strong as the other and my left foot
drags a little, as the~taralysis had the effect
of deadening the ynves. But I can still
walk a good distance, talk as easily as ever,
and my general health is splendid. I am
really over seventy years old, although I
am generally taken to be twenty years
younger than that.
'The Pink Pills keep my blood in good
condition, and I believe that is wky I am so
well, although cheerfulness may help.
"I have thought of it a great many tines
and I honestly believe that the Pink Pills
have saved my life."
Mr. Ware has every appearance of a per.
fectly healthy man, and arrives at hie omce
promptly at eight o'clock every morning,
although be has reached an age when many
men retire from active life. His experience
is well known to a great many people in
Boston, where his constant cheerfulness
has won him hosts of friends. He says that
n his opinion both his father and grandfa
ther could have been saved if Pink Pills
had been obtainable at that time.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
contain all the elements necessary to give
new life and richness to the blood andre
store shattered nerves. They may be bad'
of all druggists or direct by mail from the
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Schenectadyy,N.
Y., a"t5o. per box, or six boxes for $2.50.
terian churct ir " h
-Last year 242 differentyoung wom'
en anl girls found help and situations
through the Anchorage Mission. of
Chicago, where 2,000 lodgings were
-Jewesses of St. Louis have formed
the Sisterhood of Personal Service, a
charitable organization which will".
c tare for the poor of their own denomit
nation and educate their children.
\ -In the past yeargover 1.700 Sunday'
schools, bontaining 66,000 schola.rs
have been established in India.* There
are now 250,000 ascoiaar connected
with the India SundayTschool ~un~on.
Many of the English residents serVe asii:
-The will of Mra Martha A, Wil-.
fhamsoi, late of Ca mbridge,htass.,Ieave#:
over Sd:0.000 in publie bequesta. Zts':
college, `Lewiston, Me., li nd Ci gei'
Minn., eaclh receives '20:0000: 'f.# tI
goes to the Nationa. Coiineil foriAmis W
terial relief. The American board- i,
-By the will of the late Uharie$
Walter Ogden, ;a legacy of 51.0J00 #50
'hft to the Church of the Holy Comnmxi '.
nion; one of $2.500 to the doaestj aoi
sion work, and $O,500" to the forei.
mission work of the Domestic and Fr-;
eign Missionary soeiet of the -Protest
ant Episcopal churc.-.
-Rev. Archibald -. Brown ,ha;': e
ceived into" the. East London Tabe*-
nacle, in the thirty years of his pastorI
ate, 6,000 members. Tha present mnim
bership aggregates 2,400. This church
Is. located not far from the ,ifa:mOU
Whitechapel district, and is compjosed
mainly of poor people. Mr, Brodw .O
Cently sailed for China, in search .ot
-The Presbyterian msaizonz" among
the Indians. of the two Dakotas cont:
tain 1,250 members. In addition to
the, contributions "of nearly; $,00ow(a
year for the support of their own ser
vices the Indian communicants gibe oA
'n average but a few cents short ,f o
dollar a year per capita for missiou.
S--Great progress was made in UtTaida
by the Church Missionary soeietyl
1894 The churches now number 200
and on Sundays 20,000 persons assem.i
ble in them. About 800 were bapttse
duning the year. An urgenit deIal
made for European -Pissionari~, one
of whom now is considered equal to,
ten five years hence. Ten agentas of
whom five are ladies, are about. to set
WIT AND WISDOM.
-What will a women shoo tlhe cbMilo ':
ean with when she wears,bloomieSr?
Atchison Globe. .
-Live as long as ybu may, te fi.rst
twenty years are the longest hb~if of
your hfe.- -outhey.
-Will those women wh are c
nfag a woman's Bible also insit tpon
having a herbook . instea ofa h*~yi
-A man Is proud of his tebldre T
we large fo their age oexcept wen4 li
is trying to pas teham on ha~-fshit
tic e- 4 bson the ears.-Atchio Lbe.
--''Did I Msdereapir you to may that
hqmnpson was a'fsrtaer?" xood r
ssons, no Lsait. b a :.o,
in wheat. Yoe' ver
bmer doing that, ad -t
marsieing aobeabfl Z duee
aIQ*i fotettori (Ki