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Robert Cunrrnn. capitalist, consults
rhllip ClyOo. nowspapcr publisMar. re
warding anonymous thrrntcrlnif Itirs ha
hnn rcctlvetl. The first promise A sarnpl
of th writer's power wn a certain dity.
On that day the lieml In mys'nrloinly "it
ifrom n jjnrtrait of tnmirnn wlilla t lat
ter Ut In tha room. l'ly.t hss a theory
that the portrait was nmtllntej whlla the
troom was unoccupied an-1 ttie hal later
jrmovj by mrnnii of a strtna. unnotlrait
(ly famfron. Kvctvn 'Ir.ivson, Cnmeron's
ateca. with whom Vlyiie If In lovs. find
the head of Cameron s portnilt nailed to
trra, h.-re It wns had oe.n used as a
target. Clyde pledges Kvelyn to e.-rcy.
Clyde learn that n t'hlncsn h-v employed
by Phlletus M uri'hv, an nrtlst livlnif
r.earby, had borrowed n rid- fr.nn Cnm
wpi'r. dvd" Tinkt'H on f !
use to call on Murpr.y nn I i rep'dsed.
H pretends to be invet;K iinir ri 1
lnfr:wfi.-ns of the entoe Inw nd p-Hki
-cf fln-UnK the bowl of nn opium pip'1 tin
ker the tree wl-.er- (Mmcnm'i portrait
was found. The -li''iro t iv Is found
er,J next mnrnlnc. While lsitlnn Cam-
mn In Ma dressloK r n n N-ll (Swynna
mrror la mysteriously shattered.
CHAPTER VI. Continued.
Fnr just a moment Cameron Blared
1n dun b awe. When lie turned to me
! appeared suddenly to have iued.
HI? eyc were lustreleaa, nnd his
heeks wore a gray pallor.
' My God!" he murmured In a kind
cf breathless whisper.
I would have given a preat deal to
tare been able to allay that terror of
the lirpalpable which wag gripping
"him. Rut I was helpless. Shocked
nd astounded, myself, solace was not
t try command. More to escape tlx?
piteous appeal of his silent gaze than
In hope of making dlfrgwry, I turn
d In haste to one of fiie long win
dows which opened on the cuter bnl
ony. Drawing back the sashes and
flinging them wide, I stepped outside
and. listening, bent over the railing.
I3ut the night was strangely still.
!Tbre was no sound, even, of stirring
lleives. A brooding hush seemed
pread over all the outdoor world
that ominous silence Mhlch often pre
cedes the breaking of a storm. I
ooked up to find the heavens
fwrapped in a pall of Inky cloud. And
Alien, with a feeling of having fled
Ifrom a lesser to a greater evil. I re
ttumed to th lighted room, and
closed the window to shut out the
Ihorror of the night.
Cameron wa standing where I had
Beft him He looked woefully tired
"Explain It!" be cried, hoareely.
"Sly God, Clyde, expfain It!"
"I would to Heaven I could," was
oy forlorn reply.
. From Sight of Men Into Torment"
SeWom have I passed a more mis
erable hour than that which followed
upon the seeming phenomenon 1 cave
described. Cameron was nervously
4n tatters and my own poise was
aointtbing more than threatened. The
ight of a usually brave, strong, sr
tontalned person of stolidly pMeg
frnatlc temperament transformed into
relaxed, nerveless, apprehensive
creature 1s enough of Itself to try
ones fortitude, even with the most
favorable collateral coflcnUcms. And
the collateral conditions here were
iulte the reverse. That which had af
jfected Cameron had exerted an iiifiu
nce upon me as well, knowing, as I
did, all the circumstances, at-d being
interested, as 1 was, iu rr.y friends
iroblem. And so while his plight
tore at my het.rtMrir.gs, my own In
ability to grapple wi:h the mystery
contributed an uddid tner.tal dis
tress. To my dismay I found Cameron
quite iucapabie cf anything ;ipproaoh
In? a ci.lni, f.-'.T.iTiion sonse discussion
of the matter, and realized to the full
the miFcliicf v.hi. ii tills last perfor
Tnanof, coming as a eiimax :pon a
of more or 1. ?s disquietude. Lad
He sat most e-f the tirre with bend
tent forward end ktje-es doubled, hi
toes touching the finor but his Les
raiKed and In constant vibrating
movement, as though stricken with
palsy. The fingers of one hand toyed
Incessantly, too, wi'h the finp.-rs of
the other, in n variety cf t-ist.int',
nakeliko Involutions. In va I en
deavored to arouse him ; to stir in
ilm a spirit of retaliation. Some one
I'laving tricks upon him, and that
ome one must be discovered and
brought to Justice. Cctnmon Fense
told us that, however mysterious
these happenings appeared, they
could not have occurred without hu
man agency. It was our tatk to dis
cover the agent und punltli him. This
was ny line cf arguiriet.i; but
through it till, CaiiK'roa bat unmoved
Acd then there came to cie again,
that unwelcome suspicion thj:t all
along he had been hiding something
J'rtm me;. that be divined tho cause
ard the source of the pe-rwuilan,
ut for somo reason of his own would
fl.ot divulge them.
I rang for one of the footmen and
sd some brandy brought, and forced
Cstne-ron to swallow a stiff drink of
it. in which I Joined him. Hut even
his stimulant had small effect urcii
iilm. And when, Anally, I reluctantly
tdi liim joo4-n!hi. I was over
whelmed by the pathos of his condi
tion. So wrought and tortured, In
dod, was I, by the sad picture ot de
throned courage which followed me
home, that slep Jed me and left me
wide-eyed until tho dawn.
The tidings which came to mo with
my coffeo that morning were more
than half expected. Cameron whs 111,
nnd his physician had been sum
moned from New York.
When I reached Cragholt th doc
tor had come and goue, and a
trained nurise was In attendance.
Kvelyn, meeting nut, In fh hall, con
veyed this Intelligence in a bread,
and then, laying hold upon me, a
Mender hand upon each coat sleeve,
her big eyes pleading and anxious,
she ran on:
"It Is shook, Dr. Massey says. De
ferred shock, he called It. He says
I.'ncle. Hobert has suffered from some
sudden grief, fright, or other dread
ful iental Impression. His tempera
ture Is way below normal and bis
pulse Is a sort of rapid feblo flutter.
Oh, do tell me what you know about
it. What shock has be hadT Yon
were with him last evening. Ho was
gay enough when you and he went
from tho music room. What hap
Caressingly I rested my palms upon,
"My dear littlo girl," I said, sooth
ingly. "I am sorry I can't satisfy
your very natural curiosity."
"Hut It Isn't curiosity," she correct
ed, promptly. "It s intcre."
"Well, Interest then. I'm oorry, I
say. Something did happen; but to
tell you Just what It was, and why It
was a shock to him, I am not able.
Not now, at kast. Maybe, some day,
you'll know all about it."
There never was a more reasonable
young person than Evelyn Grayson.
Most girls, I fancy, would have teased
and grown peevish at being denied.
But Bhe seemed to understand.
"Do you want to soe uncle?" she
"I don't believe It would be wise,"
I answered. "Probably I, being a
reminder, might do him harm. Tell
me how he seems? He Isn't uncon
scious?" "No. He answers questions. Hut
he never says anything for himself.
And, Thllip, he looks so pinched and
old and pale! And bis bands are so
cold. The mirse has taken away bis
pillows and ra!sd bis feet, and
It's gruesome, that's the only word
that describes it."
"But he'll soon be better? The
doctor said that, didn't he?"
"Yes. He said that."
But the reaction which usually fol
lows shock was only partial In Cam
eron's case, and for days bis life was
in danger. Then followed a period of
slow, general recovery.
As the month of October pro
gressed I feared the liability to re
lapse. I knew, instinctively, wl'h
what dread sensations be must be
awaiting the fourteenth of the month.
He had been forbidden, of course, to
receive any ms!I, Just as he had
been denied visitors; but I felt that
in an uncertainty that must of neces
sity prove injurious. And so I took
Dr. Massey, in a measure, into my
confidence, and pained from hlrn per
mission to see Cameron for a brief
"He has been as-.king for you," the
physician Informed me, "but I fan
cied it better to make no exceptions.
Now, however, I se that you may be
a help instead of a hindrance."
Despite tie more or less circurr
K'an'iul reports aB to his condition
und appearance which had filtered to
j Pi" fiom the sick room, through the
medium of Kvelyn, Miss Collins, the
i:urs', and Dr. Mnssey ami Lis assis
tant. Dr. Theme, I was not altogeth
er prepared for tho marked ebar.go
whii h lets than three weeks had
wrou?ht in my friend. He wa peaked
and blood'.ebs and tired and old. And
Lis voice was little more than a whis
per. Ho mad a brave effort to smile, as
I came in, but it resulted in a sad
grimacing failure. I lifted ono of his
thin, clammy hands which lay Inert
on the coverlid, but It gave me only
the feeblest answering pressure.
"I'm sc glad you're better," I toll
him, cheerily. "Fancy the doctor al
lowing me to see you! That shows
what he thinks."
"Yus," he whispered, "I'm coming
round, slowly. And I wanted to twj
you, Clyde. What day of the month
"Day after tomorrow, It vlll come,"
"Don't be too sure," I replied. "I
think they've done about enough to
gutlufy any ordinary villains."
He was 6iient for a moment. Then,
with Jutit the faintest turn of bis bead
from side to side, he acid:
"Hut they are not ordinary vil
lains." "Well," I said, "If It does tome, I
shall find out bow It got here; and
that will be a eiep towards bringing
Lham to liuitlce."
9. A C SffCLUrtO U CO.,
"You'll find out?'
he queried, In
"Yes. I'll get your mall that day,
myself. I'll tell that monument of
pomposity, your butler, Mr. Cbecka
beed, that I am to se every letter
that comes to the house and know
how and by whom It Is delivered. Let
ters can't get here without hands, you
"Other things seem to be done
without hands," was bis conclusive
comment; nnd I bad no reply for him.
Concerning Murphy and the mur
dered Chinaman, Cameron did not
ask, und I was glad he did not. For
Murphy bad beeu discharged from
custody, for lack of evidence; and
though there were some desultory ef
forts making to place the blame for
tho Celestial's violent taklng-off, I
doubted that they would have prac
The precautions against surprise on
the fourteenth, which I bad outlined
so brlefy to Cameron, I carried out
with add4 3Bll. For Instance, I In
structed Komney to report to me ev
ery person who passed In or out of
the gates guarded by bis Dodge. I
had Kllgour, the superintendent of
the Cameron acres, Issue similar or
ders to his men concerning any stran
gers seen on the estate that day.
And, finally, when not fetching the
mall from the post office, myself
and four times I made the trip I sat
on guard In Cameron's study, waiting
Hut the dny . passed. It seomed,
without the lookedfor Incident. Kv
ery letter, by post or by hand, which
camo that day. Inside the Cragholt
limits was by me personally insist
ed, and amongst them all there was
no one which bore the faintest re
semblance to thoso two baleful mis
sives of the two preceding four
teenths. When I had made my last trip to
the post, office, finished my final In
spection, and was almost Jubilant
over the significant cessation of tho
threats which, In their ultimate fulfil
ment at least, had brought my friend
so close to dissolution, I made haste
to carry to Cameron the glad news.
Oddly enough, his condition In the
past forty-eight hours had materially
improved, and as Dr. Massey attrib
uted this. In part at least, to the Influ
ence exerted by my brief visit, I was
now permitted to repeat the treat
ment at pleasure.
It wanted but a few mlnntes of
eight o'clock, and Cheekaboedy
seized the occasion to Inform me. as
I passed through the hall, that din
ner had been waiting for nearly a
half-hour; a fact whirh I knew quite
ns well as he, but when I had chosen
to disregard In favor of more press
ing and Important employment. Nev
ertheless I had dressed before going
for the last mall, and as a moment
would suffice to assure Cameron that
all was well, I relieved the mind of
tho distressed butler, by assuring him
that dinner should not wait over five
minutes longer, so far as I was con
cerned. A very lisht tap on the chamher
door was answered by Miss Collins,
who came out Into the passar.e and
closed the door behind her.
"I fear It Is not advisable for you
to see him, now, Mr. Clyde," she
said. "He has suddenly had a return
of soxe of his worst symptoms, nnd
I am sure Dr. Massey would object
to his being at all excited."
"Dut I shan't excite him," I ex
pained. "I have the very best of news
for him. It is his anxiety over a cer
tain matter, no doubt, which h.
broutrht about the symptoms you
speak of. I know I can relieve his
mind, wl.leh I have reason to believe
l.aj been all day under an unusual
Hut still this efficient-looking,
white-clad woman was not wholly
"It must be only for a minute then,"
she finally allowed. "You can r,o in
alone. Hut at the end of sixty sec
onds." she added, as she glanced at
the little gold watch s.he wore pinned
to hr s;tless waist, "I shall inter
rupt you; and th?n you must leave."
Yielding, perforce, to ber condition,
I entered. And as I did eo, Cameron
half ros on his elbow, regarding me
wi'h what I thought was anxiety for
"It's all right." I said, quietly. "All
riht. Not so much as a line from
the enemy. They have withdrawn,
Just as 1 "
Hut he interrupted me.
"Here, quick!" ho was saying. "Take
tl.Id ! " And I taw then that one band
was drawing something from beneath
his pillow. The next moment he had
given n. e a long envelope of that thin,
waxy texture I had learned to loathe.
For a heartbeat I stood appalled,
'(Julck!" ho lnsh-ted, . excitedly.
"Open it! Head It! She'll not leave
us long and I must know its con
tents." "Hut how " 1 begau, as I tore the
end of the envelope.
"God knows," he answered, before'
I bad put my question Into words. "I
had been dosing; about an hour ago.
I stretched cut ray hand, unconscious
ly, and that lay beneath It, on the
counterpane, Tt crackled as I touched
It; and I knew then, even before I
recognised the feel of It."
Sixty seconds! Was there ever such
an Interminable period? Sixty long
seconds before that door would open
with the Interruption that would
spare me. I fumbled with the devil
ish paper; let It slip through my
fingers; tore a bit here and a bit
there; finished the tearing; nnd then,
dissembling, began tearing the other
end. And still the seconds lagged;
still the door re-mained stationary.
"My God, Clyde!" Cameron cried,
in a frenfy of Impatience. "What's
the matter with you tonight? Are
you never going to get that thing
And then I, desperate, too, with
eyes fixed imploringly on the door,
was about to answer him with the
truth that I did not want to opon It;
that I would not, could not read th
contents; that he must watt and trust
me, absolutely when, quite without
design on my part, the envelope fell
to the rug at my feet. And as I
stooped to recover It, I heard the door
When I regained the upright, Miss
Collins was entering, and the letter
was In the pocket of my dinner Jack
et. "And so you see, Cameron," 1 said,
speaking distinctly and with double
purpose, the nurse being in earshot,
"everything Is quite right. Tho mat
ter you spoke of shall be attended to,
at once, and I'll report to you, to
night before ten o'clock, surely."
The reproach In his eyes stung me,
and the pain of It followed me from
the room and stabbed me at Inter
vals during dinner. And yet It was
not the part of sanity to have acted
otherwise than 1 did. The tempta
tion had occurred to me to Invent
phrases and sentences expressive of
satisfaction ever the effort of the
previous communications. But I
doubted that, in ray agitation, I
should be successful In tho deception.
And so, my only course had been de
lay stupid, bungling, palpable delay
It was, I suppose, but after all It bad
served; and, though It left Cameron
In doubt. It gave me time and oppor
tunity to arrange bo me plan for ex
tracting the fangs of this epistolary
adder before It could strike Its prey.
Purposely I delayed reading the let
ter, myself, until after I had dined. I
choe uncertainty as to its contents
as less likely noticeably to affect my
demeanor than an exact knowledge of
the minatory message which I felt
sure it carried.
I think I fancied I should be able
to conceal my real state of mind. Cer
tainly I willed to do so. But I was
very soon conscious that Evelyn had
divined my dissimulation. Her eyes
becamo suddenly grave and question
ing, her laughter quieted, and her con
versation, which had been glad and
gay, relapsed abruptly Into the seri
ous. When the coffee nnd liqueurs
had been brought on, Mrs. Lancaster
asked to be excused, and left us
There followed then a moment of
silence between us, while I selected
a cigarette and lighted It. She had
edged her chair a little closer to me
she was sitting on my right, as us
ual and leaned forward, her slen
der but divinely rounded forearms ex
tended across tho shining damask of
As I dropped my match upon the
tltiy silver tray which the Inimitable
Checkabeedy had placed convenient
ly at my elbow I turned to her and
saw her question in her Imploring
gaze nnd attitudo even before Bhe
"Tell me!" was whnt she Baid. And
although I knew that she would de
mand It I vas unprepared. To gain
tirr.e rather than information I bade
her be more explicit.
'Everything," she pursued, inclu
sively, with a peremptory emphasis
which Indicated her determination not
to bo denied.
My hesitation resulted in some am
plification on her part. She was im
patient as well as resolved, and re-w-nted
what she interpreted as my re
luctance to gratify her.
"Kveithing," she repeated. "Ev
crytbing that you have been hiding
from me from the first. I am entitled
to know. What about the head that
was cut from the portrait? What was
it that caused tho shocks which
brought on I'ncle Robert's Illness?
Why did you go for tho mall four
times today, und sit all the rest of the
time In Uncle Robert's study? What
has happened to make Lira worse
this afternoon? What is troubling
you, now? I'm not a child, I'm a
woman, and I refuse to bo kept In Ig
norance any longer."
She wag glorious as she thus for
mulated ber demands, her cheeks
blazing, her eyes brilliant, her voice
a crescendo. She must have seen sir
admiration. Certainly I made uo at
tempt to hide It; and before she bad
Cult flnfshed I had possessed myself
of her clasped hands, and was bestow
ing upon them an applauding pres
sure. And her argument prevailed. Sh
knew too much not to know more,
Cameron's wishes In the matter could
no longer be regarded. Just how
tactfully I managed the disclosure. It
Is not for me to Judge. Perhaps I
told more than I should. Possibly I
revealed too little. I was guided sole
ly by the wish not to alarm her, un
duly. And yet, as nearly every fea
ture of the affair was of necessity
alarming. It became a vexing problem
as to what to Include and what to
Eventually she heard the whole
story, every phase of It. And so It Is
not altogether clear In my memory
how much I conveyed that night and
how much was left for me to add ten
There Is no question, however, re
garding that third letter which had
been so mysteriously received that
day. I drew It from the envelope,
there, at the table, and we read tt to
gether, by the light of the pink-shaded
candles; our chairs touching and
her cool little left hand clasped hard
In nsy sinewy right.
As I spread the sheet that sinister
appearing black daub at the bottom
smote ma with a sense of ill as acute
ly poignant as a rapier thrust, and
tho heavy, regular, upright chlrog
raphy, with its odd f's and p's, so
awesomely familiar, was scarcely less
Silently the girl and I ran through
the dozen lines.
Llk9 Its two predecessors the let
ter began with the sentence:
"That which you have wrought
shall Is turn be wrought upon you."
No longfr could this be regarded as
idle boasting. It had become an edict
of grave significance. And what fol
lowed only emphasized the proven
force behind this series of singular
"All having been performed as fore
told, our power Is demonstrated."
Then, simply, almost crudely, but
of horrid poignancy, ran the words:
"Know then, that before the morn
ing of the Eighth Day hence, as passed
the face from the portrait, as passed
the reflection from tho mirror, lo
you, physically, will pass from sight
of men Into torment."
As I rend my breath caught In my
throat and my pulses paused. Evelyn
pressed closer to my side, and I felt
her shiver as with cold. The final
words, solemn, admonitory, priest
like, were these:
"Say not Heaven Is high above!
Heaven ascends and descends about
our docds, dally inspecting us, where
soever we are."
Instantly she turned to me, and I
saw there were tears on her cheeks,
and that her long dark lashes were
"You cannot toll him this, Philip,"
she said, ber voice low but unfalter
ing. "No." I replied, "I cannot tell him.
In bis present condition, it might be
"And now be muBt get well," she
declared, with decision. "He must be
well enough in a few days to be
moved. He shall not stop In thla
house any longer. He shall go where
he can be protected, and these fiends,
whoever they are, cannot, or will not
dare to follow."
As she spoke an Inspiration came
"The yacht," I said.
Impulsively she laid hold upon my
arm. In a way alio had.
"The Sibylla," she agreed, delight
edly. "Of course. It will do every
thing for him.",
"Hut what am I to tell him about
this?" I asked, in perplexity.
For n second she was thoughtful.
"We couldn't Imitate tho writing,
could we?" she asked.
"Oh, yes," I answered. "We could.
I think I'd even guarantee to repro
duce that hideous black thing, but "
"We can't lmltnte the pnper. The
paper Is as characteristic as any of
tho other features, If not Indeed more
so. And he knows that paper."
"Then you must Just lie to him,"
she decided. "You must tell him the
envelope was empty; and you must
nutko blm believe it."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
The Chocos Indians, who live on the
southwestern coast of Panama, are be
lieved to be descendants of tho tribes
which inhabited that part of tho world
when Columbus discovered Santo Do
mingo. They are tall and stalwart, with
kindly natures, a free hospitality and
an innate honeBty. Few white men
have ever been among them. Tribes of
a somewhat similar nature are also
found 4a the southeast coast, many of
them having never seen a white face
In their lives. While the republic of
Panama nominally rules this section,
the truth is that these Indians govern
themselves entirely, and have absolute
ly no intercourse with the white. They
do not allow a white man to visit their
lands and still fly the Colombian flag.
Their houses are grass huts, their
clothing is almost nothing, but they
seem to enjoy life in spite of the fact
that they are unacquainted with the
benefits of religion, fashion, society
House Plans Important.
The care of food iu the home and
all other forma of household work are
greatly facilitated by right planning
and then the use of suitable materials
for the construction and furnishing of
the home. An adequate and conve
nient water supply and other conve
niences are esseutlal, not only for
comfort and for saving labor, but also
from the standpoint of home hygiene.
I 1 1
"Big men are the best i
"How do you figure that?"
"Why, they're so demonstrative la
"Never Judge a lover by his signs.'
Army Officer Musn't Umpire.
It Is found In the army that It will
not flo to let officers act as umpires
in ball games and orders have been
Issued to forbid It. It seems that the
players take advantage of the great
American baseball player's right to
abuse the umpire, and it is found that
it destroys the army discipline, when
the umpire is an officer, to have pri
vates call him such names as "mutt,"
"You sometimes contradict yourself
In your speeches."
"I know it," replied the positive can
didate. "And I want you to under
stand that I am the only man in our
party who dares attempt such a
Spoiled Her Secret.
"My first husband and I kept our
marriage a secret for nearly a year."
"Didn't you find it rather difficult?"
"Oh, no, not at all. We could have
gone on for a much longer time if the
horrible reporters hadn't been snoop
ing around when I applied for my di
vorce." ASK FOB AM.KN'H FOOT-EASE,
tha Antiseptic powilt-r to stanke Into your
hna Kllva Corns, llunlona, lnarnwln
Nalla, Rwollvn and Pa-eatlng rt, Bliltrra
and Callous apota sold evprywhr. 26c.
Don't accept any aubatltute. Hntnple- FRKK.
Addraaa Alien H. eilnnlej. LeUoy, N.X. Adv.
First Straphanger Look out!
You're treading on my foot!
Second Straphanger Beg pardon!
I also prefer to ride in a cab. Judge
LEWIS PIN'OLE BINDER ia the bert
qnality, and bent selling Sc cigar on tbe
"Can you cook on an emergency?"
"No, sir; but I can on a gas Btove."
AT.FA1.FA l. Timothy and Clover mixed,
14.10. Farms for aulo and rent on crop pay
meata. J. MUI.IIA1.U. Btoux city, la. Adv.
A man can never remember what a
girl said when she proposed to hira.
When a. woman suffering from some form of feminine
disorder is told that an operation is necessary, it of course
The very thought of the hospital operating table and the
surgeon's knife strikes terror to her heart, and no wonder.
It is quite true that some of these troubles may reach a stage
where an operation is the only resource, but thousands Vf
women have avoided the necessity of an operation by takin ;
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. This fact ia
attested by the grateful letters they write to us after their
health has been restored.
These Two Women Prove Our Claim.
cary, Maine. "I fcul it a duty I
owe to all sufferin( women to tell
what Lydia E. I'inkham's Vegetable
Compound did for mo. Oneyearago
I found myself a terrible sufferer.
I had pains in both sides and such a
soreness 1 could scarcely ttaightcn
up at times. My back ached, I had
no appetite and was so nervous I
could not sleep, then I would be so
tired mornings that I could scarcely
get around. It seemed almost im
possible to move or do a bit of work
and I thought 1 never would be any
better until I submitted to an opera
tion. I commenced taking Lydia E.
Finkham's Vegetable Compound and
soon felt like a new woman. I had
no pains, Blept well, had good appe
tite and was fat and could do almost
Now answer this question if you can. Why should a wo
man submit to a surgical operation without first giving Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a trial ? You know that
it has saed many others way should it fail in your case?
For 30 years Lydia E. Pinkham's Vewtable
Compound hits 1xen the standard remedy for fe
male ills. No one sick with woman's ailments
does Justice to herself if she does not try this fa
mous medicine made from roots and herbs, it
uus rescoretisomitny sutierlng women to health.
ryTJWrite to LYDIA E.PIXKHA M MEDICINE CO.
tyr tCOMIDKM'f il.l I MASS.. fi.Piwlvi,.
Your letter will Iks onened, road
vj woman una neia in strict
Publlo Would Gain.
"In looking over this paper I find
that Mr. Proscklyeswlct Igua1lnc7.tt.
ski and Miss Maloonloozek Wlnsk.id
diakowskl aro engaged to be married."
"I am very glad to hear It."
"Why? What Interest have you In
It? Do you know them?"
"No, but I consider It a matter for
public rejoicing that these two name
are to be made one." Stray Stories.
8hort of Breath.
Patience What sort of a dog is
Patrice A knlckerbocker poodle.
Patience A knlckerbocker poodle?
Patrice Yes; don't you notice his
Dr. Flame's Pellets, small, sugar-coat!,
eaay to take aa candy, mgulate and invigor
ate stomach, liver ana bowols and cure con
Proper Rescue. '
"How did you come out of th tilt
you had with the beauty doctor?"
"Well, I managed to save my fa -e."
Sloan's IJnimcnt gives
quick relief for cough, colel,
hoarseness, sore throat,
croii asthma, hay fever
Mb. A i.bkrt W. PnicB.of Fradonla,
Kan., write : " Wa use Moan's l.lnl
niont In the family ami flml It ait ex
cellent relief for colds and hay later
attacks. 1 1 stops coughing ana sneua
lu4 almost uulautljr." .
RELIEVED SORE THROAT.
Mm, U Hnrwea, of Modello.Fla.,
writes: " 1 boucbt one bottle of your
I.lnlment aud lldld meall the (rood Id
the world. Mr throat was vvri aura,
and It cored mis of my trouble.
GOOD FOR COLD AND CROUP.
Mr. W. II. Btao, S7?l Klmwood
Avenue, Chicago, III., writes: "A lit
tle boy nelt door had eroup. 1 gave
tha mother Sloan's Unlmeut to try.
Bhe jfe him three rirorw on sugar
before going to ted, and he got up
without tha oroup Iu the morning."
Prloo, 2Bct BOc, $UOO
b11 my own work for a familv of
four. I shall always feci that I own
nay good health to your nicdieim-.''
Mrs. Uaiwakd Sowkks, Cary, Me.
Ckarlotte, N. C- "I was Jn bod
health for two years, with pains in
both sides and was very nervous. If
I even lifted a chair it would cauo
a hemorrhage. I had a growth which
tho doctor said was a tumor and I
never would get well unless I had
an operation. A friend advised ma
to take Lydia E. Hnkham's Vepeta
ble Compound, and I gludly Bay that
I am now enjoying tine health nnd
am the mother of a niee baby girl.
You can use this letter to help other
suffering women." -Mrs. l!os Kims,
10 vtyona est., Charlotte, N. V.
and answered i
confidence. . tcCTvHvsiAfP