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.turn beauty of a woman's face or figure
, I ? the external sign of the good health
If t,ut the " within," says Dr.
«. j*J*l R. V. ' Pierce," of
$$£% Buffalo, N. V., the
>,-^^_ specialist in
jfiw-^C* women's diseases.
fJS^ Further, to be hap
ffifcrfh-rffii Py and beautiful
&j)3sSaKiSfi§i one must naturally
M^SBBnSP have good health.
i^tsß^m&4t"? Now, if a woman
\&-I&EW/&f has dra £&in& down
T^^K/l^' feelings, together
C tS^H&j'k. y>-s with constantly re
/V>^-\Tz^^^ turn pains and
.teiMJr 'M»)V aches, a too great
1 *» ' drain upon her vi
\ » tali and strength,
he will never look beautiful. The feelings
if nervousness, the befogged mind, the
ill temper, the pale and wrinkled face, all
r^ult from those disorders .peculiar to
omen and the only way to effect their cure
. s to strike at the source of the difficulty.
There is every reason why she should write
«me *reat specialist, one who has made the
leases of women a specialty for a third of
I century like Dr. R. V. Pierce, founder of
the invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute,
of Buffalo. N. Y. All correspondence •is
held sacredly confidential, and he gives his
advice free and without charge.
During a long period of practice, Doctor
Pierce found that a prescription made up
entirely of roots and herbs, without the
use of alcohol, cured ninety-eight per cent.
of such cases. After using this remedy for
many years in his private practice he put
it up in a form that can be had at any store
where medicines are handled.
In many cases Dr. R. V. Pierces Favorite
Prescription will fit the needs and put the
body in healthy condition.
So sure of it is Dr. Pierce, he offers a
reward of $500 for women who cannot be
cured of L,eucorrhea, Female Weakness,
Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb. All he
asks is a fair and reasonable trial of his
means of cure. .
Don't allow the dealer to insult your
intelligence by offering you a cheap sub
Send 21 one-cent stamps to pay expense
of mailing and get Dr. Pierces Medical
Adviser in paper covers, free. Address
Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets are the mo*t
desirable laxative for delicate womeii.
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I WAS going home to spend Christ
mas. As I had no children—in
deed, was not married—holidays,
especially Christmas, bored me.
I wished the season were over and the
new year begun. The train pulled out
of the station, and I took up a new*,
Suddenly my paper was crushed back
on my face, a pair of small arms were
thrown around my neck and the round
face of a boy about four years old wan
thrust within an inch of my nose. By
what right he assumed to treat a per
fect stranger in this demonstrate
fashion I could not conceive.
"You little scamp, what do you
"I'm goin' home to spend Christmas."
At that moment the conductor came
along for tickets and told me that the
boy had been put in his charge. He
was to meet his father at St. Louis.
The little imp unclasped his hands as
suddenly as he had clasped them and
made a dash for the door. I dashed
after him, reviling the parent who
would put a child his age in the care
of a conductor, and dragged him back.
This I did a dozen times during the
day. When not trying to get on the
platform he was trying to sell an old
knife (no blades) to the passengers to
raise Christmas money. At first they
put him away, some of them impa
tiently, others gently, but he was so
persistent and got up such remarkable
financial schemes that at last every
one in the car was laughing at him.
There was something in this irre
sponsible naturalness that won my
heart. At nightfall, since there was no
one to pay any attention to him, I
called the porter, fed him and told
him to make up the child's berth,
which happened to be directly opposite
my own. Then the boy got sleepy, and
I told him the sandman was com
ing around to weight his lids, and If
he didn't keep awake till he was un
dressed he wouldn't see the old fellow.
I wished to keep him awake till the
A PAIR OP SMAIiIj ABMR WERE THROWN
ABOUND WZ NECK.
porter could undress him. Neverthe
less he fell asleep in my arms, and as
the porter was busy I concluded to un
dress him myself.
"Wake up!" I said, shaking him.
He opened his eyes. "Has the sand
man been around?" was his first ques
"I should think so; long ago. It's bed
It was a hard hunt I had all over
his little body for buttons, but I found
them. His shoe laces were In a knot
but I untied them and put him to bed
In his undergarments. Giving me a
hug like a bear cub he fell back on the
pillow and was asleep before I could
cover him up.
Before turning in myself I took a
look at him to assure myself he wai
all right Drawing the curtains, the
lamplight fell on his face. What a
picture of Innocence! Wherje was he
going? He didn't know. Who took
care of him? He didn't care. Perhaps
the parent who had sent for him was
at that moment anxious about him
and regretted letting him come in such
a way. I had a dread that he would
wake up in the middle of the night
with colic. But if his parent worried,
if I worried, there was one who was
not in the least troubled about him. It
In the night I dreamed that I was be
ing garroted. I awoke and found my
self tightly clasped around the neck.
I put my hand up to discover what
was choking me and felt a tiny arm
with a hand on it no bigger than my
watch and five soft little fingers. A
stream of lamplight came in where
the curtains hung loose. It revealed
the boy sound asleep. How he got
there I didn't know, and I doubt if he
knew himself. ■
The next morning he resumed his
negotiations with the passengers to
raise Christmas money, but the most
impudent thing he did was to ask m*
if he had not lent me 8 cents the night
before. This to me, who had spent
money for him arid had taken such care
I felt a touch on my shoulder and
turned my head. A gentleman In the
seat behind me, with a benevolent face
and a twinkle in bis eye, was looking
at me. .
"One can admire even impudence,
he said, #*if It amounts to genius. This
boy is certainly a genius of effrontery.
He ought to b« encoorafsd. What do
yon say to a collection for htm foi
By way of reply I dropped a silvei
dollar in my hat and gave it to th«
speaker, who duplicated the coin and
sent the hat through the car, the pas
sengers passing it from hand to hand
When it came back it contained $6.50
I let the child handle it, then took caw
of it for him till his arrival at his dcs
tination. When we stopped at a sta
tion on the outskirts of St Louis t
man boarded the car and, coming up
to the boy, took him in his arms and
kissed him. But the one who can be
come familiar on short acquaintance if
rot likely to permit familiarities ii
others. The child planted his fist righi
between the eyes of his captor.
The man explained to us that he wat
the boy's father and his child had beer
away long enough to forget him.
I took the father's address and dur
Ing the day (Christmas) went to th«
house. I found very nice people hi im
poverished circumstances. Their boj
had taken home with him the where
withal to buy a Christmas dinner.
QUEER CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
Small Particle* of Radium Presented
by London Women,
There is this to be said of the latesi
/ad of London society women—the giv
ing of small particles of radium as
Christmas presents—that none of th<
recipients can complain of having re
ceived a cheap gift. To give radium ir
this way costs from $10 to $50, the out
fit necessary therefor consisting of c
"spinthariscope" and a speck of th€
new metal hardly big enough to to
seen with the naked eye.
Sir Williairf Crookes, the English sci
entist, invented the spinthariscope.
which is a kind of microscope througt
which small quantities of the precious
stuff can be examined to better ad
vantage. The spinthariscope sold by
a London chemist who has the radium
monopoly is about the size of a fingei
ring case and has an opening for the
eye something like that in a child's
kaleidoscope. By taking the apparatus
into a darkened room and squinting
through the eyehole one can see flashes
of constantly varying light shooting in
all directions, like miniature fireworks.
The idea of making Christmas gifts
of radium has proved uncommonly in
fectious, and the run on the chemist'i
stock necessitated natty communica
tion with the firms in Bavaria and Aus
tria who supply most of the radium
that reaches England. — Washington
A simple and tasteful homemade
picture frame may be constructed from
common gas pipe cut into suitable
length and tied together at the cor
ners with shoe strings. A neat paper
weight may be made by wrapping half
a brick in paper such as butchers use
and tying it with red tape. A dainty
towel rack may be fabricated from a
baseball bat and two cigar boxes.
Shellac the boxes and sandpaper the
bat. An ordinary cobblestone hand
painted with lampblack and household
ammonia makes an excellent door
weight. A novel pipe rack for fas
tidious smokers may be made from a
small strip of one inch plank. Bore
holes in it for the stems of the pipes
to pass through. A dried muskmelon
shell makes an attractive tobacco Jar.
There are many Christmas supersti
tions long held as articles of faith that
are to be recalled—how that oxen kneel
In their stalls at midnight on Christ
mas eve in adoration of the Nativity
and for one hour have the power of
speech; for that one hour, too, the lost
spirits have rest. Judas sleeps, Herod
ceases to clank his chains, the daugh
ter of Herodias may pause in the dance
in which she is condemned to spin for
ever, and Pilate's ghost ceases its wan
derings on Mount Pilatus. It was be
lieved, too, that the sound of church
bells could be heard wherever a church
had stood, though no trace remain, and
that on that pregnant night one sleep
ing in a manger would see his future
in a vision.—Country Life In America.
Bringing: In the Yale Los;.
The Yule log is a remnant of the
Juul, when the Scandinavians used to
kindle huge fires in honor of their
god Thor. In some parts of old Eng
land bringing in the Yule log was the
principal ceremony of Christmas eve.
Part of the log was carefully preserv
ed to light the Yule log of the succeed
ing year. It was believed that a ptece
of the log in the house was a security
against fire, and if a squinting person
entered the room while it was burning
all sorts of ill luck would come to
Old Ideas About Cfcrlstmas.
Even as late as 1753 there was some
doubt as to the exact date of Christ
mas, the old count bringing it to the
sth of January, the new count giving
us the 25th of December, which is "the
day we celebrate." In Devonshire,
England, it is believed that if the sun
shines at noon on Christmas day a
plentiful apple crop may be looked for
in the following year.—National Illus
Tfce SberllT* Chrtitmaa Dinner.
Deacon Johnson grib a dinner .
v At he cabin Christmas day;
Ax de preacher, * all de deacons— " .
- • Nary deacon stay away!
:'\ , ~ : ..:. -.■■_■ . .;; ,
An' hit sholy did look scrumptious
-\; When • dey - grot [de I table sot— . '
■ Chickin, possum. meat an' turkey, •-■
All so brown an' smokln'; hotl
Ben de preacher ax de blesain', '
An' dcs bar'ly hab got dun
When de sheriff bus' de do' in.
An' Brer Johnson tuck an' run!
Den de sheriff lick he mustache.
An* he says ter ole Sis Loo,
"Well, Ah see Ah're missed de deacon,
But Ah think de dinner '11 do!"
—Frank Leslie's Papular Month!?
A this season ofc the year it It
easy to guess who It is thai
holds the first place in the
hearts of the children of Ameri
ca. Today dear old Santa Claus may
be out of sight, but he is undoubtedly
»ot out of mind. He is probably re
ceiving hundreds of letters daily—via
the fireplace or through the register
routes—telling of the fond hopes that
are fixed upon some especial toy, and
in the meantime, as if to bring the
thought of this genial old saint ever
freshly to us, on the streets and in
the shops we can see men dressed like
In the midst of all this holiday tur
moil how many children ever stop to
ask who Santa Claus really is, 01
HX TflBJtW THBSX PUBBBB FZIiLBD WITH
who he was, for he died centuries ago?
I know that some little girls and boys
are longing to say now:
"Oh, we're too old for that sort of
thing. We know there is no such
person as Santa Claus. Our presents
are given us by our fathers and moth
ers. We know all about it"
So far as the presents are concerned,
perhaps they are right, but when they
push dear old Santa Claus out of the
way as a myth they are quite wrong,
for Santa Claus was once as mucn
alive as any little girl or boy who
St. Nicholas lived about the year 300
A. P., and he was a bishop of the early
Christian church in Asia Minor. The
name Santa Claus is merely a different
form of his real name, just as Carl and
Carlos are varying forms of the name
Charles, and Maria and Marie are of
During his holy and useful life St.
Nicholas was very good to all the little
children he met, giving them presents
and making them happy in every pos
sible way. He is, therefore, to be re
membered at this season because it is
especially the children's feast day, and
his memory should be kept more green
in our hearts than the greenest leaves
of the mistletoe that decorate our
One story told of St. Nicholas re
lates how tie found three lovely maid
ens who were very unhappy because
there was no one to take care of them,
and they were so poor they feared they
might starve to death. The good old
saint, hearing of their grief, went and
tapped softly on the window of their
home. When it was opened he threw
three purses filled with gold into the
window and hid before the girls could
see who it was that sent this unexpect
The next night he did not go, but the
night following he tapped softly again
and threw three more purses into the
window. He waited a like time and
then threw them a third present, but
did not hide quickly enough, for they
saw who It was—the kind old bishop
who loved children so tenderly. Of
course, they were very grateful for
helping them out of their trouble this
way. Some people think that the cus
tom of giving presents originated from
this old legend.
In Germany they keep the feast of
St. Nicholas on Dec. 6. At this time
some one dresses in the traditional
costume worn by Santa Glaus, gives
presents to the children who have been
good and sorrowfully says "I have
nothing for you" to the naughty ones.
A Confession That Failed.
"So you concluded to dispel the Santa
Claus myth from the mind of your
"Yes," said the thoughtful citizen.
"You see, I thought that it would be
better to hurt his feelings than to
countenance deception in any form."
"And were his feelings hurt?"
"Not at all. He looked at me pity
ingly and said he guessed I had been
one of the bad boys to whom Santa
Claus did not pay any attention."—
A Discount For Cash.
Miss Saintly—Now, children, I will
give a silver dollar at Christmas to ev
ery boy who has a perfect mark in
Billy McGinnis-flay, teacher, I*ll
take a quarter now 'a' call H aQuarei-
I AM only a sprig of old mistletoe.
My leaves are quite shriveled and
And my sap all dried up auch a lons
That my berries they never get fed.
But 111 tell you a tale of a trick that 1
That a lovesick young man and a wealthy
Should contrive to get happily wed.
It was Christmas eve, and from wher«
Tied up with a piece of string,
I caught many a couple, both old and
Kissing like anything.
But fairest of all the young people I saw
Was pretty Miss Eveline Marjory Daw,
Who was fit for the bride of a king.
Now, Marjory Daw, as you'll readily
Was admired by a dozen or more,
Each of whom for a kiss of the hem of
Would have given much treasure ga
But the only young man she pretended tc
(To whose offer her father would nevei
Was a penniless fellow named Shaw.
BUT PAIBEST OF ALL WAS MARJORY DAW.
Now, Shaw tipped the butler-I saw th«
To turn down the gas In the hall
(I was hung; from a bracket quite close
to a glass
Not more than a yard from the wall).
Then he waited beneath me, his senset
Till he heard the "swish swish" of a rus
tllngr Bilk skirt.
They were having a Christmas eve ball.
In a moment his arms were about the
What cared he for the wrath of papa?
And he covered her cheek with his klssea
To the strains of the piano afar.
But she, with a cry, reached and turned
up the gas.
When he saw, to his horror, alas and alas,
He'd been kissing his sweetheart's
Then up came the guests in response tc
While papa was quite purple with rage,
And that Shaw was a cad they agreed,
one and all,
Not to show more respect for old age.
But the dame, with her vanity utterly
And quite unaware of the error, Insisted
That the maid should be gallantry*i
Ferns and Autumn Leaves.
Ferns and autumn leaves as Christ
mas decorations add greatly to the ef
fectiveness of the conventional holly,
mistletoe and evergreens. Ferns grown
in hothouses are easily obtained at tht
holiday season, but are rather expen
sive. Autumn leaves are at the com
mand of whoever has the time tc
gather them in the fall, for they car
be preserved in all their pristine glory
with little trouble. Autumn leaves
pressed in books, while retaining their
glorious colors, lose some of their live
liness and their natural shape, but
whole branches of them may be kepi
intact by placing them in dry sand lc
any cellar where there is no dampness
Individuality In Gifts. ■ :
The personality of the giver express
ed in the wrappings about the Christ
mas gift adds value to the simplest of
fering. After all, It is the spirit ol
the giver rather than the gift itseli
which gives the greatest pleasure
The favorite ribbon, the slip of mistle
toe, the color of the tissue paper coy
ering, the card which bears the Christ
mas greeting, air express love and well
wishing. v ' . :
Mrs. Torlclns' Bright Idea.
"What are you going to give yom
husband for Christmas?"
"A whole lot of poker chips," said
young Mrs. Torkins, "so that he can
have all he wants without having to sit
up all night trying to win them."—
■ A Chrlatnuui Menß. .
-:.-■•.•: •; • BREAKFAST. .v /V",!^ V '
1 Cereal.' Cream. "
Ham. Egr^s on Toast. - .
. 5 Hot Rolls. Pancakes. ,
Coffee. ,'." . , .
Celery Consomme. $l&\
Roast Turkey. Chicken. Rice Croquettes.
Sweet Potatoes. Baked Onions. v
Parsnips. Egg Salad. Pickles. -
V Salted Almonds. Mince Pie. ..'./•
;■■.-. .;Plum Pudding'.;v
Nuts. Candles. Raisins. . ,
Orange Ice. Coffee. ||ipi|
!-: i?i Bsealopcd Oysters. \y Cold Haw. *
' Jteisfta Brown Dreed . Cranberry Jelly. ■
■ -;..■ -V pineapple Ice. Assorted Cake*. ;..
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8 Stock and paltry hare few B
I trouble* which are not bowel and I
B liver irregularities. Black- B
■ Draught Stock and Poultry Mcdi- I
I cine is a bowel and liver remedy B
fl for stock. It puts the organs of I
I digestion in a perfect condition. fl
■ Prominent American breeders and I
■ farmers keep their herds and flocks I
■ healthy by giving them an occa- I
■ sional dose of Black-Draught Stock I
I and Poultry Medicine in- their fl
fl food. Any stock raiser may buy a I
fl 25-cent half-pound air-tight can I
I of this medicine from his dealer I
B and keep his stock in vigorous I
H health for weeks. Dealers gener- I
H ally keep Black-Prauffht Stock and I
fl Poultry Medicine. If yours does I
H not, send 25 cents for a sample I
fl can to the manufacturers. The I
■ Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chat- I
H tanooga, Term. H
B Rochbllb, Ga., Jan. 80,1901. H
■j Black-Draußht Stock and Poultrj I
B Medicine is the best I ever tried. Our I
I stock wm looking bad when yoa sent I
B me fche medicine and now they are I
B getting so fine. They are looking *> I
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B 8. P. BROOKINQTON. B
For Sale Cheap—One #>5 Invalid Chair.
—Morse Hardware Co., Bellingham.
Job Lot Galvanized Barbed Fence Wire.
$3 per 100 lbs.—Morse Hardware Co.
Do you need Glass for Hot-beds? Glass
is cheaper than ever before. Mail postal
card for price—Morse Hardware Co.
Bargains in Doors, Windows and Glas*.
Glass is cheaper than ever before.—Mor>#
Hardware Co., Bellingham.
Ground shells for poultry food—a nec
essity in successful poultry raising. Put
up la 100-Dound sacks for |I.oo.—John
Lawson, Deer Harbor. 9-24
BROWN HERB TABLETS
•re Cheap, Nice to Take and Guaranteed to
CURE—are pronounced by those who use them
"the BEST family medicine known." Box last
ing seven months, $:.00, postpaid. Booklet and
sample package sent FREE— W. P. CADWELL,
Deer Harbor, Agent for Saa Juan County.-
out it. Every pain instantly relieved by one
thorough application. Sprains, bruises, .stiff
ioints, headache, toothache, pain in sides or
liiibs, contracted muscles, pain in chest, lame
back, lumbago, sciatica banished like magic.
Study the labels on the bottles for its use.—
LEWIS HIATT, Olga, General Agent for San
E. F. HARPST
Watchmaker, Jeweler and
FOR SALE OK EXCHANGE
BO Acr*m, Stock A Implmmmntm
APPLY TO OR ADDRKBB
LOPEZ, - - WASHLNOTON
Repairing of all kinds neatly
and promptly done. Harness
pads, brushes, whips, robes,
emapu, etc., always on hand
and prices always reasonable.
J. W. INGHAM
Oppofiite ISLANDfcK Office
WtjJSL ■ Best on Earth
y>^ and a year to
■lid pay for it
■ill I Call or write for terms
W]mm BRODEB & MEAD
Friday Harbor ,
GEO. 8. WEIGHT, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AXD SURGEON
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
Spring Street, - ,-' Knday Harbor
v. J. CAPRON, M D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office hours at Fria«y Harbor: Ev#ry
* Friday, from 9a.m. to urn. at
■ the Bay View Hotel : .
Headquarter*,- ■■ - ROCHE HIRBOR
DB/F.J. VAN KIRK
special Practice Limited
Eye, Ear, Nose aijd Throat
CLOVER BLK.. BELLINGHAM r
WM. H. WYNN^JR.
Prosecuting Attorney of San Joan County
FRIDAY HARBOR, - WASH.