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PE RUNA PROTECTS THE LITTLE ONES
Rare Distinction of the Town Wm Not
la Line with the Expectations
of the People.
Col. Baiersly, not having seen his
fiiBier in. ten years, decided to spend
i-nrisirjaa at her house. A desultory
correspondence had made him vaguely
aw are ol the fact that her husband. Cal
'-"i Murdock, had grown rich, and that
Bhe had two children, a boy and a girl,
IJut he was not prepared for the luxuri
ant conditions which he found upon en
tering their splendid home. He was
never estranged from his sister, but
when she married Murdock the soldier
brother had made up bis mind that his
sister a husband was not "his kind.'
In frontier barracks and foreign camps.
Col. Battersly's life had been lonely.
He was a silent, elemental, passionate
man, whose rigid habits gave a cold and
even hard exterior to a nature essential
But the Murdocks gave Uncle Batter
cly a grand welcome. His sister kissed
him, the two children gave him their
hands with trained graclousness, and the
Iioad of the house said: "Welcome to
the warrior see, the conquering hero
comes!" This made the old campaigner
ill at ease. He blushed like a girl, and
thereafter found restraint In the, to
him, artificial atmosphere of the grand
When the Christmas presents began
to arrive, and his sister showed them to
him, the colonel suddenly realized that
be must buy something for the children.
He said nothing about it, but spent half
of the next day buying for his niece a
French doll, with a complete wardrobe,
and a fully equipped steam battleship
for his nephew. It was a soldier's
choice love and a child for the little
woman, power and war for the little
man. "He was very careful about the
address, "Mrs. Murdock, 2441 Penrose
He wondered why his gifts did not
Boon appear in the grand array, but said
6PENT HALF AN HOUR BUYING
ao lb lug to his sister, showing each day
an increasing interest in the accumulat
ing presents in the locked room, and
finally, on Christmas eve, late in the
duy, going back to the store where bo
had made bis purchases to ask what
bad brtorae of the doll and the war
chip. It took a long time to And out the
right man, but at last a very polite
clerk who had been answering questions
as fast as a dozen people could ask them,
turned to him and said:
"Murdock? What address? Penrose
street or Penrose avenue?"
"Are there both?" asked the colonel,
as the possible blunder dawned on blm.
"Yes; ono on the West aide, one on
the South side. Where did you wish
your goods to go?"
Of course, Penrose avenue Is on the
South side and Penrose street Is on the
West side, and Col. Battersly had him
self made the mistake. The goods bad
lian racaJnted for. tbs clerk told blm. ,
BV JOHN H. RAFFEIt'
It was pretty late to attempt ge
thorn back, but tliey would try. t
clerk made some notes, rattled oft H
words about the terrible rush, nd
oft and left the colonel standing id
in the crowd. He went home, an' a
precaution got out of his truia
strangely carved bracelet, antlqtu'l
ntal a noble present, he thougloi
his niece; and for his nephew aid,
bejeweled war mask it had be a
mandarin's. And he took them ttx
Murdock, saying nothing of theieat
value, and said they were for Ijlrl
and her boy. But after dinner thnjht
Mr. Murdock tapped at the coal'i
door, saying: ;
"I hope you won't think of Ing
those rare curios to the children, del.
They're worth their weight in my."
"Didn't cost me a cent, Mutk,"
blurted the soldier. "They're parthi
IT WAS A DIRTY. TU3LE-DOWN
well, the lootthat is, I eked 'em up
in China and they the nildren will
appreciate them more a they grow
Murdock walked awnvtvithout an
other word, but that niu: the woman
told her brother, softlv ad with evi
dent desire to be gratef, that "papa
was so scrupulous, he dn't want the
children to receive such .'esents."
So the brother, ilushlnped, took back
his barbaric gifts and wit to bed. In
the morning, soon afteibreakfast, he
went out of the house, cled a cab, and
bade the driver take nine 2441 Tenrosa
street. The doll and thbattleship had
not arrived, and he wsj going after
them. He got out of theab in a squalid
street, and went Into $ only house in
the block. It was a di;y, tumbledown
cottage, built below gido and with a
sign "For Sale" nalledo the rickety
fence. A thin woman, n an old, faded
wrapper, came to the dor.
"I came to see if "
"Oh, I knew somebdy ud come," sh
Interrupted him. "I new ihPv
for us, sir won't youcome ini'
He Stepped into tlwdlnirv rnnm and
saw a big-eyed, frail irl of seven fond
ling the great Frenclidoll.
YOU See. Sir." aid tha wnm.n
breathless to explain "the things come
while I was out I welt over at the shoe
factory, and mv nam in Mnrnhv str
and when the thlngscome nobody was
home, sir, but Mamdi
mine, and he's out lure now playln'
with th' steamboat, qd when the wagon
iouik, una. iracy, sie lives in the next
block, she seen it, aid she ran over and
signed a book, and (he driver jumped
on his wagon and cnt away, an', of
course, the children seen tho bundles
an' nothin' would dobut they must open
'era. Thats all, sir; we didn't want to
I hope you don't think we'd steal 'em."
She was out of Jreath now, and the
two children the boy, a sturdy lad of
ten, had come in were staring, fright
ened, at the colonel. He looked at them
a moment and then at the mother.
"I don't understand you, madam," he
said. "I called to look at the house. It'
for sale, you know."
He saw the look of anxiety pass from
her homely face. The children. deiiirM.
ed with the reprieve, ran back to their
spleadld toys. He made a show nt ink
ing through the stuffy rooms, and when
ne was going gare each of the little
ones a coin.
"GootJ-by, madam." he said in h.
mother. "You have two fine chlMr
And when he was In the cab aeaJtn ha
stroked his rra. muetanha and
"It was a lucky blunder, after in in
go down to the store In the montlng and
tel) 'em It's all right" Chicago RwaV
"What town 5s this?" aaked the eminent
statesman, who, relates the Chicago Tri
bune, was making a political tour of the
"Ionia," they told him.
The eminent statesman stepped out to
the rear platform of the gorgeous privalo
car in which he was traveling.
"My countrymen," he said, impressively,
to the cheering throng at the station,
"your beautiful and thriving young city
tins a rare distinction. Independently of
its commerce and manufactures, indepen
dently of its charming location, indepen
dently, 1 may add, of the stalwart men
and fair women who inhabit it, so many of
whom I see before me not forgetting
these bright and winsome young children
who arc also here, the hope and mainstay
oi the republic independently, 1 say, of
all these, your lovely city "
Here lie became truly eloquent. His
eyes (lashed, his voice rung out in clarion
tones, and lie shook his clenched fist at
" has the rare distinction of bearing a
name that has only live letters, and yet
has four syllables!"
The applause, as the train moved away,
Was simply deafening.
He Wanted n Confidential Clerkship
Bccanse He Could lie Very
Secretary Shaw says that shortly after he
assumed his duties as head of the treasury
department lie was called upon by an old
gentleman from his own state of Iowa, who
wanted an appointment as confidential clerk
to one of the assistant secretaries of that de
partment. "In spite of the fact that I was very busy
at the time," snys Mr. Shaw, "I gave the
Iowan the better part of an hour, for he was
as pleasant and entertaining an old chap os
one could meet bright, chipper and witty."
On account of his age, the secretary felt
that he could not comnfv with the reuuest.
So, gently but firmly, he informed him that
he did not sec his way clear to give him the
appointment. J. his did not dampen the old
gentleman's spirit in the least.
"Now, sir," said he, "as I feel myself pecu
liarly well mialilied to fill one of these con
fidential clerkships, 1 hope that you will con
eider mv annlication further."
Then, wapging his head most impressively,
ne nnaen earnestly:
"Oh, sir, 1 could be so confidential!"
The average American in the Philip
pines makes sorry work ot the bpanisn Inn
euage; but the Spaniards also have ditii
culty in mastering Knglish. A Detroit
woman opened a Manila paper the other
day, and saw the tollowing advertisement
of a prominent Spanish dry goyda house
that caters to American trade:
"Importing house receiving by all mails
from Europe. The highest novelties in
weavings of silks and linen. Hats, and all
sorts ot Adorning for ladies and children.
A complete assortment of all kinds of
goods tor gentlemen. Detroit rree rrcss
Cant Beat Them.
One of Representative Bartholdt's con
stituents came to Washington and stopped
at a local hotel.
"Don't Blow Out the Gas" was tho first
sign he read on entering his room, and he
didn't. It burned all night. When he paid
his bill the next morning he found this
"Kxfra charge for burning gass all night,
"My tieorge, you can't get ahead of these
hotel keepers," lie said. St. Louis Post
Hicks "I suppose you heard that our
house was robbed.' Wicks xes. i un
derstand the way the thieves ransacked
the place simply bevgareu ucscripiiou.
Hicks "Not only that, but it very nearly
beggared me. Philadelphia Ledger.
A Western Woolg-rower.
Newcastle, Wyo., Dec. 21. There is a
man in this place who claims that no
one need sutler with backache, as he has
proven in his own case that it can be com
bletelv and permanently cured.
His name is S. C. Hoist, and he is a
stock raiser a woolarower.
"1 was shearing sheep at the time the
first pain came on," says Mr. Hoist. "I
was so bad for two years afterwards that
I could hardly sit down, and when once
down, it was almost impossible for me to
get up again.
"I tried all the medicine I could hear
of and several doctors without help, not
even for a moment. 1 used Dodd's Kid
ney Pills end they made a new man out of
me. l lelt as it there was new blood in my
veins. 1 am as stout in the back as a
mule and can lift and work as hard as 1
please without an ache or paiu in any part
of my body.
"It is now over a year since they cured
me and I can sav there is not a healthier
man in Wyoming than I am, and before
using Dodd s Kidney Pills there was not a
more complete physical wreck in the
Whole country than 1 was."
"Hero, take this rille." cried the excited
showman. "The leopard has escaped.
When you find him, shoot him on tho
pot!" "Which spot, sir!!" gasped the
(iecn circus baud. scribe.
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Against Winter Catarrh In Its Many
Neglected Colds in Children
Often Bring Disastrous
rerun a should be kept In tbo
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Don't wait until the child Is
Blck then Bend to a drug ttore.
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tens of thousands of lives will be
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Mrs. Scliafer, 430
'In the early part
tor my aavgnter Alice, tour years or age. &ne naa oeen a
puny, sickly, ailing child since her birth. She had con-
vulsions and catarrhal fevers. I was always doctoring ,
until we commenced to use Peruna. She grew strong and ,
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" I was In a very
to take Peruna. I
but thank God, your
not have any other
' Peruna cured my
and lever. He is a big healthy boy fifteen months old. I
have given him Peruna off and on since he was bom. I ,
think that Is why be
enough, We have
Peruna all praise to
Be Sure to Have Pe-ru-na on Hand
During the Inclement Months of
Fall and Winter.
Croup, capillary bronchitis and ar
ticular rheumatism are the special banes
of childhood. There all alike result
from catching cold.
One child catches cold and scares its
mother Into hysterics by having croup
In the dead of night.
Another child catches cold, develops a
stubborn cough that will not yield to
ordinary remedies. The parents are
filled with forebodings.
Still another child catches cold and de
velops that most fatal malady of child
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Is called, pronounces the case pneumo
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live, it has developed weak lungs from
which It may never recover.
And yet another child catches cold
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Mrs. J. M. Brown, Dun
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"My little daughter
three years old was trou
bled with a very bad
cough which remained
after an attack of ca
tarrhal fever. She haa
taken one bottle of Peru
na through which she
has obtained a complete
cure. She Is now as well
and happy as a little girl
can be. When ourfrlends
say bow well she looks I
teil them Peruna did it."
In a later letter she
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ter continues to have
Iiopo Ave., St. Louis, Mo., writes:
ot last year I wrote to you tor advice 1
wretched condition when I commenced '
had catarrh all through my whole body.
medicine set me all right. I would
bn by boy ot a very bad speil of cold i
is so well. I cannot praise Peruna
not had a doctor since we began to use 1
It. Mrs. Schafer.
and articular rheumatism Is the? result.
Ankles, knees, wrists and elbows be
come suddenly swollen and painful. A
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