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HERITAGE OF CIVIL WAR.
Thousands of Soldlera Contracted
Chronlo Kidftejr Trouble While
in the Service.
JTfco experience of Capt. John L. Elr.
of Co. E, 17th Ohio, now living at 600
KoBt Second street, Newton, Kansas,
will Interest the thou
sands ot veterans
who camo back from
tho Civil War suffer
ing tortures with kid
ney complaint. Capt
Elysays: "I contracted
kidney trouble dun
ing the Civil War,
and tho occasional
attacks Anally de
veloped into a chronic case. At one
tlmo I had to uso a crutch and cane
to get about. My back was lame and
weak, nnd besides tho aching, there
was a distressing retention of the
kidney secretions. I was in a bad
way when I began using Doan's Kid
ney Pills In 1901, but tho remedy
cured me, and I bavo boen well over
Sold by all dealers 60 cents a box,
Foster-Mtlburn Co., Buffalo, N. V.
I NEWS FROM MISSOURI, j
NEAR DEATH THROUGH SNAKE
Sleeper Awoke to Find Monster Colled
Around Hie Neck.
P. E. Fcve, an omployo of the
Northern Klcctrlc, had a thrilling ex
perience with a snako Tuesday morn
ing. I'ovo with two companions occu
pies a tent made out ot gunny sacks
In tho western portion ot OrovIIle.
Ho was awakened by a feeling of
strangulation. Ho attempted to cry
out, but so tightly was hla throat
bound that bo could mako no sound.
As ho became fully awake ho realized
that something must be done or ho
would choke. Ho grabbed frantically
for his throat and his band slipped
over tho scales of a huge snako which
had colled Itself around his neck. Ho
frantically pulled tho colls loose, the
rcptilo resisting him and biting him
in the cheek.
HW two-companions, awakened by
the noise, camo to Feve's rescue. Tho
two pulled tho snako away and threw
it to the lloor, where It glided away
whllo the men attended to Mr. Fevo's
wound. The reptile was a gopher
snake. Keddlng Correspondence San
NOTRE DAME ALWAYS CHARMS
Visitors Never Tire of Beauty ol ,
Often ns I have scon Notre Dame,
tho marvel of It never grows less. 1
go to Paris with no thought or time
for it, busy about many other things;
and then, on my way over one of tho
bridges across the river, perhaps, I
rco It again on Its island, tho beauti
ful towers high abovo tho high roofs
of houses and palaces, and tho view,
now so familiar, strikes mo afresh
with all tho wonder of my tlrst lmpres- '
s-lnn. Tho wonder only seems greater ,
If I turn, ns I nm always tempted to, '
and walk down tho quays on tho left (
bank, tho towers before mo and with
every step coming more and more 1
completely together, by tho Font J
Neuf, to the island, and nt last to tho
great squnro whore Notre Dame fronts
mo In Its superb calm. Elizabeth
Robins Pennoll, In Tho Century.
AN OLD TIMER.
Has Had Experiences. j
A woman who has used Postum '
Food Coffee slnco it camo upon tho
market 5 years ago knows from ex
perience tho necessity of using Pos
tum In placu of coffee if ouu values
health and a steady bruin.
She says: "At tho tlmo Postum was
first put ou tho market 1 was suffer
ing from nervous dyspepsia and my :
physician had repeatedly told mo not
:to uso tea or coffee. Finally I de
cldoii to tako hiu advice and try
Postum, and got u sample and had it
careluliy prepared, lindlng it dell
clous to tho taste. So 1 continued
Its uso and very soon its henellclal ef
fects convinced mo of Its value, for
1 got well of my nervousness and dys
pepsia. "My husband had been drinking cof
fee all his life until it had affected
his nerved terribly. I persuaded him
to slil it to Postum' and it was easy to
got him to mako tho chaugo for the
Postum is delicious, it certainly
worked wondora for htm.
"Wo soon learned thnt Postum does
not oxhllarato or depress and docs not
stimulate, but steadily and honestly
strengthens tho nerves and tho stom
ach. To mako a long story short our
cutlro family havo now used Postum
(or eight years with completely sat
isfying results, as shown in our une
condition of health and we havo no
ticed a rather unexpected Improve
ment In brain and nervo power."
Name given by Postum Co., Oattle
Increased brain and nerve power al
ways tollow the uso of Postum in
place of coffee, sometimes In a very
'Look in pkga. for "The Road to
Illlnd School Completed.
The new building,, for the Missouri
tchool for the blind, at St. Louis, Id
Just completed. Tho new site com
prises three acres opposite Tower
drove park In the city making a very
pleasant and healthful location for the
new plant. Tho building commission
ers, who aie James C. Jones and
John F. Shepley, of St. Louis and J.
K. Pool, of ftmtrulla, have erected nr
up-to-dutc building to the needs oi
the blind, thoroughly sanitary and
fire-proof, being constructed chiefly
of roncrete, brick and iron. Instruc
tion Is given In the common and high
school branches, In vocal und Instru
mental miifdc, elocution, physical cul
ture and handicraft. Handicraft for
the girls comprises hand and ma
chine sowing, knitting, basket making
and rug weaving. The boys are
taught broom making, piano tuning,
chair caning, book binding nnd map
mnltlng. A completely equipped gym
nasium will bo one of the features ot
tho now building. , Blind children liv
ing in this state, between the nges
of nine and L'l, of good mental und
physical capacity will be rccehed for
Instruction. Hoard, lodging and tui
tion are free; parents being required
to pay clothing asd traveling ex
penses only- Tho fall session opens
October 2 and continues nine months.
Any further Information can be ob
tained on application to S. M. Green,
superintendent of Missouri school for
the blind, St. Louis, Mo.
Mlninrl pill-M Alirnnil.
Shipments of big red apples from
the Ozark fruit belt are to be mado
to Kiiropo tills season for use by tho
royal families of Great Britain and
Germany, according to statements
made by P. A. Ilodgera, of Grnvcttc,
Ark,, general manager of the Ozark
Fruit Growers' Association. Ship
ments will lie made direct to London
nnd Berlin, for use on thn tables o!
King Edward nnd Kaiser Wilhclm.
Manager Ilodgera says there arc 10,
000,000 heating peach and apple treeo
In the fruit belt ot Southwest Mis.
sotirl and the northern part of Ar
kansas. The territory from which
Hie association will market crops Is
200 miles wide and 400 miles long.
Two cooperage concerns In Spring
field each hasrcontracts for over 10Q,
000 barrels and It Is doubtful If tho
barrel makers of this section will be
able to supply the demand. Train
loads of staves and other materials
used In tho making of applo and flour
barrels are now being received from
Near Ilinoliart Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Thom.'if. were moused b the crash
ing of a screen door. Mr. Thomas
ventured out to investigate and found
.John Plummer, a neighbor, chang
ing about the house with the screen
door about his neck. "Hold her
down," yelled Plummer. Thomas
finally caught his caller and found
that he had been asleep all the time
and was dreaming that his threshing
machine was running away with him.
liiKiirniii'i' ('liii!liih' Mrrgr,
The state Insurance department has
,-eechcd notleo that the Kansas City
Llfu Insurance company of Kansas
City had absorbed the Fraternal
Home, a fraternal beneficiary asso
ciation at Hamilton. The Fraternal
Home has more than 7,00U,O0O of
Insurance In force, most of which lu
In Missouri. Under this plan tho
Kansas City Life Insurance company
will assume nil the policy liabilities
Df the Fraternal Homo company.
Were In '(M SturiiK)'.
In Butler two visitors were being
shown over the Ice plant. They went
Into the cold storage room and
thoughtlessly closed the door behind
them. Tho door locked Itself and
the visitors were prisoners in tho Ice
box for moro than an hour. They
wore no coats und by tho time they
were released they were pretty
thoroughly chilled. -
Alukn I'lni'e (or MUnourlnn.
Information has been received nt
Columbia that Judge Louis L. Will
iams of Juneau, Alaska, has been
elected by tho democrats of Alaska
member of the democratic national
, committee. Judge Williams formerly
lived in Boonovillo and Is a brother
of Judge W. M. Williams, of Boone-
vllle, and Walter Williams, of Colum
hla, A ilrl Killed In n llunatvay.
Mlnnlo Snpp, daughter of Peter
Sapp, a farmer near Dunlap, was fa
tally Injured in a runaway at Trenton
recently. Her team was frightened
by a motor car.
Killed In Coal Mine.
John Davis was killed recently In
tho Blackbird coal, mine, three miles
from Unlbnvllle. He leaves a wife
and three children
SOKES UN HANDS.
Suffered for a Long Time Without
Relief Doctor Wat Afraid to
Touch Them Cured by
"For a long time I suffered with
Bores on the hands which wero Itch
Inc. painful and disagreeable. I had
threo doctors, and derived no benefit
from any of them. One doctor said
ho was afraid to touch my hands, so
you must know how bad they wero;
another said I never could bo cured;
and tho third said tho sores were
caused by tho dipping of my hands
In tho water In tho dyo-house where
I work, I saw in tho papers about
tho wonderful cures of tho Cutlcura
Remedies nnd procured some of the
Cutlcura Soap and Cutlcura Ointment.
In three days after tho application
of the Cutlcura Ointment my hands
began to peel and wero better. The
soreness disappeared, and they oro
now smooth and clean, and I am still
working In tho dyo-house. Mrs. A. E.
Maurcr, 2340 State St., Chicago, 111.,
July 1, 1905."
Chamois Skin of Commerce.
Charles C. Druedllng, of Philadel
phia, has written an article for the
American Journal of Pharmacy on the
subject of chamois skins. What Is
known in the market as chamois skins,
he says, is really an oll-tanncd sheep
or lamb skin lining. The supply of
skins from the chamois animal is very
limited enough could not be obtained
in a year to supply the United States
for more than a single day. Ho made
special inquiry on a recent visit to
Switzerland about the annual crop of
tho chamois skin nnd ascertained that
from 5,000 to C.000 skins would be a
fair averago yearly crop. This skin is
heavier than the skin of the sheep or
lamb, also much coarser. For strength
and durability tho chamois skin is pre
ferable, but for ordinary use and ap
pearance the oil-tanned sheep skin
lining would, In most instances, bo
Sheer white goods, in fact, any fine
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to tho way they
are laundered, this being done In a
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Homo laundering would bo equal
ly satisfactory If proper attention was
given to starching, tho first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Deflanco Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at tho
improved appearance of your work.
Slnal, the "Turquols Land."
Sinai was known as tho "turquols
land" In very ancient tlmc3, and Dr.
Flinders Pctrle believes that ltwastb
first mining center in tho world. In
bin recent book on the subject Dr.
Pctrle tells of the various expeditions
sent to Slnal by tho Egyptian govern
ment. At the head of tho party was
tho "commander," or "bearer of tho
seal of the god," the Pharaoh. The
official staff consisted of "masters of
tho houso of metals," or assayers,
scribes and secretaries, to make In
ventories of the output of the mines.
Intoxicants In Vegetables.
Vegetables not only contain stimu
lants but aro capable of producing an
intoxicating influence on thoso who
depend on them exclusively for food,
nccordlng to an investigator. Ho cites
a case In which some young people of
his acquaintance suffered from par
tial intoxication as the result of a
purely vegetable meal.
Queen Victoria's Granddaughters.
Of Queen Victoria's 21 granddaugh
ters, only four now remain unmarried.
Positively cured by
tneso liiuie ruts
Tney also relievo Dis
tress front Syspepeti, In
digestion and Too Hearty
Eating, a perfect rem
edy for Dizziness, KMsea,
la the Voath, Coated
Tongue, Pain in the side,
TORPID IJVXR. Tbey
regulate tbe Bowels, rarely Vegetable,
JaULLFILL SMALL BOSL SMALL PRICE.
Ghwnm Must Bear
All creameries uie butter color. Whv
not. do tm uiey do um JUNK TINT;
UUTTUtt COMJlt. .
A constable who arrested four men
on a country road in England the
other day for gambling told the mag
istrate the men played cards as they
walked along, stopping to deal.
Don't Qet Footsore I Get Foot-Eat.
A wonderful powder that cures tired, hot,
aching feet and makes new or tight hoe
easy. Auk to-day for Allen's Foot-Ence.
Accept no substitute. Trial package FREE.
Addrcu A. S. Olmsted, Le Hoy, N. Y.
Finds Time for Christian Duties.
Sir Andrew Frasor, governor of
Bengal, virtual ruler of 80,000,000 peo
ple, is tho actlvo president ot tho
Calcutta Y. M. C. A.
That an article may be good aa well
as cheap, and give entire satisfaction,
Is proven by the extraordinary sale of
Defiance Starch, each package con
talnlng one-third more Starch than
can be had of any other brand for the
Insanity is infrequent In India, ac
cording to a blue book. , In Bengal
In 1904 the ratio ot insane was 2.93
per 1,000 population, against 31.71 in
Lewis' Single Hinder straight 6c chrar '.I
good quality all the time, lour dealer or
Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111.
There Is no contempt Hko that ex
isting between two of thoso fellows
who know it all.
Their Hard Struggle Made Easier Interesting State
' ments by a Young Lady ' in Boston
and One in Nashville. Ten n.
All women work; some in their
homes, some in church, and some in
tho whirl of society. And in stores,
mills and shops tens of thousands are
on the never-ceasing treadmill, earning"
their daily bread.
All aro subject to tho same physical
laws; all suffer alike from the same
physical disturbance, and tho nature of
their duties, in many cases, quickly
drifts them into tho horrors of all
kinds of female complaints, tumors,
ulceration, falling- and displace
ments or perhaps irregularity or
suppression, causing backache, ner
vousness, irritability and lassitude.
They especially require an invigorat
ing, sustaining medicine which will
strengthen tho female organism and
enable them to bear easily the fatigues
of the day, to sleep well at night, and
to rise refreshed and cheerful.
How distressing to see a woman
struggling to cam a livelihood or per
form her household duties when her
back and head are aching she is so
tired slio can hardly drag about or
stand up, and every movement causes
pain, tho origin of which is due to
some derangement of the femalo or
ganism. Miss P. Orser, of 14 Warrenton Street.
Boston, tells women how to avoid such
Buffering ; she writes :
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
" I suffered misery for several years with
femalo irregularities. My back ached : I had
bearing-down polos, and frequent headaches;
I could not sleep and could hardly drag
around. I consulted two nhv&icians without!
relief, and ns a hist resort, I tried Lydia E.
rinuuuus cckh no compound, nnu to my
surprise, overy ache and pain left me. I
gamed ten pounds and am in perfect health."
Miss Pearl Ackers, of .127 North Sum
mer Street, Nashville, Tcnn., writes:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
"I suffered with painful periods,
backache, bearing-down pains, pains across
the abdomen; was very nervous nnd irrita
ble, and my trouble grew wors every month.
"My physician failed to help nio and I
decided to tryLydla K. I'inkham's Vegetable
Compound. I soon found it was doing ma
pood. All my pains and aches disappeared,
and I no longer fear my monthly periods."
Lydia B, Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound is the unfailing euro for all these
troubles. It strengthens the proper
muscles, nnd displacement with all its
horrors will no more crush you.
Backache, dizziness, ininting, bearing-down
pains, disordered stomach,
moodiness, dislike of friends and society
all symptoms of tho one cause will
be quickly dispelled, and it will make
you strong and well.
You can tell the story of your suf
ferings to a woman, and receive help
ful advice frco of cost. Address Mrs.
I'inkham, Lynn, Mass. Tho present
Mrs. Pinkham is tho daughter-in-law
of Lydia E. Pinkham and for twenty
five years sho has, under her direction
and since her decease, been advising
sick women frco of charge.
Lydia E. PinkhaaVa Vegetable ComBaund Succeeds Where Others faO.
Dainty, Crisp, Dressy
are a delight to the refined woman every
where. In order to get this result see
that the material is good, that it is cut in
the latest fashion and use
in tho laundry. All three thtngs are im
portant, but the last is absolutely neces
sary. No matter how fine the material
or how daintily made, bad starch and
poor laundry work will spoil the effect
and ruin the clothes. DEFIANCE
STARCH is pure, will not rot the clothes
nor cause them to crack. It sells at ioc
a sixteen ounce package everywhere.
Other starches, much inferior, sell at ioc
for twelve ounce package. Insist on
getting DEFIANCE STARCH and be
sure of results.