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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. .JANUARY 24.. 1908.
A 1'rench writer, telling of the life
ct the ligLi'.luMise keepers along tin:
toast of Brittany. thi?:ks it Miiingo
that any of them escape iusanity.
The ! .v; xi-n of relief th:it prev.iils In
tlii.'i country lias no equivalent in the
Fretn ! rervhe, :ii;il. with slmrt Inter
vals, months apart, a French light
house Keeper may rpend forty years of
his li:'e tending the lamps in one sta
tion, with a i-ingic companion, ami that
station may le on a rock out in tin;
channel -r tii" bay of I'.iscay, whic.'i
boats can approach only In Una
As a malter of fact, the men often
K ! I.ecii:ie insane or .it lenst develop
liioiio mania. J'-ametinies it takes the
form of hat feil of c::ch other.
In one case, nt Ti'iwini'c, one of two
ii'ivi was toned l.y a party who c:n;i
off from the shore in lc-pcnye to yig
lials lying ihvid in Ids Led with a long
l:cti l ladeil kidlo through his heart.
I iis companion's ::tory was that ho
had coiumit'.e-.l std-ido af tor a long
period of melancholia. There was no
proof to the contrary, hut after oxnni
lning the wound I i- authorities tlou'ut
ti the truth of the story.
On ano;lur occasion, where father
ni-d ;ou fended an Isolated beacon to
gether, the yui:i:g man Mas :-ei:'.ed with
!:n a!t:'.ik of acut:? mania. Vhc:j the
time came (o light up he planted I'hn
in front of the t t.iirway t the lan
tern and reimed to allow his father to
The old man attacked his son and,
limiii'g lie could subdue him in no
other way.Vo that the lights on which
t-o many lives depended might Im kin
dled, strnng'od him to death. The next
V.iy he si "!.i!cil lo the shore for help
and gave himself rp to the police, tell
ing what he hail done.
t'i;-kt:ess i:nd deaih are ii'j strangers
In the lighthouses. There Is niuety
lii::e times out of a hundred no cliance
of medical nid. and the well man pre-K.-riUes
fro:n the medi'-ino chest for
the !-ick one ::s l est he can. lie also
doe; doulile duty until his partner re
cm ers or relief comes.
There arc not infrequent cases when
the survivor has to sew up his dead
comrade In a hammock and launch his
weighted holy from the rock:; i:: o the
Hea. Then come long nights of lonely
In winter time the lamps must le
tended mid the clockwork kept going
for fourteen to fifteen hours. Tiie hiu-
RETIRED BUSINESS MAN
FAVORS NEW THEORY
E. H. Lambert, of Everett, Massachusetts, Be
lieves Stomach the Seat of Life.
One of he most interesting state
ments made recently concerning the
much iliscusMNi Cooper t!ujry. that
has spread over the country during the
past year, is made hv K. . Lambert,
a rt tiicd business re;n. wh-se home is
at 111", Francis street, l-'.vciett, Mass.
.Mr. Lambert has this to say in con
lierttHU with Co ipcr and his medi
cines: "S .ne time a;;o 1 read an ar
llcii' uVnif th's man Cooper, in which
he claimed that stomach trouble was
din.-tl.v responsible for most ill health,
lie went on to say that, although his
medicine did nothing but get the stom
ach in sound condition, it would, in
many cases, remove kidney and liver
trouble and various other ailments,
lie argue, I from this that the stomach
was the main cause of sickness, and
staled that the success 1kv has had
with his ni'.'iiiciiies was due entirely
lo this fact.
"I am now fully convinced that tjiis
theory is correct, and b 'lievc Cooper
has ' ii really .remarkable medicine,
judging from my own experience.
"I have been a sick man for five
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! tern is unlieated except for the glow
of the lamps up in its ceiling, and the
government allows the watcher 110
'.I'nlr l.iwr fi!l mliwti
It is no wonder that weird fancies
come to the men. They hear voices
calling from the tea and see drowned
men and v onion looking up at them
from tin breakers.' One of their hor
rors Is of the birds that beat against
the windows of the lantern at night,
attracted by the glare.
.Inst as is the case with American light
houses, the feathered armies that mi
grate at night beat ngiinst the walls
and balconies of the beacons with their
wl.ig.: and dash against the panes of
the lantern, sometimes breaking the
glass wP!i tie ir beaks. As their eyes
rhino in the glare they seem to express
auger or bloodthirstiness to the men
One of the most pitiful stories of
iKr'u'.home life is told of the keeper-at
I-'oar en rinisterre. who kept all alone
a station on an isolated ivck a couple
of miles out from the shore, but so
surf beaten that only once a month
or so was a boat sent out to it with
The cabin in which the keeper made
his home was on the shore opposite his
lighthouse, and the recreation he most
enjoyed was watching it through his
telescope. He could see the people go
in and out and the thildrcu playing in
front of if. ,
One day he saw something lluttering
from the door jamb. He was puzzled.
Then it Hashed on him that it was
crape and that some one had died in
! the house.
Was it his mother, he wdered, or
his wife or one of his bro'.iicrs'.' He
counted tin; children later in the day.
and they v. ere ail right.
The wind blew, jiud the water rased.
No boat vo'.iid come near him, and lie
watched the crowd of sympathizing
friends come and go. Then lie saw the
lie recognise 1 the cure at the head
of the procession by his white surplice,
and the altar boys walking beside hiiu.
Then came the coffin, carried by six
As the mourners walked after it he
f trained and strained his eyes trying
to identify each and thus determine
the missing one. But in vain. All
walked with bowed head. The wom
en's fates were buried in their hand-
j Lcrchjefs: the men held their ha.ts be
years. Three years ago I was told by
a physician that I had Blight's dis
ease of the kidney. I have treated
constantly for this trouble since, with
out results. After reading the article
I have 'mentioned. I purchased some
of this man Cooper's medicine. I have
been astounded by what it has dyne
for mi'- I was relieved to some extent
within 21 hours. Today my health is
better than for five years, and so far
as I can tell, my kidney trouble has
"My wife, who had stomae'h trouble
for some time, tried the preparation
after noting its action in my case,
and her improvement is fully a mark
ed as mine. She now cats heartily
three tinu's a day without any distress
whatsoever. Her nervousness has also
left her. I certainly believe this man's
success is fully justified, as he un
doubtedly has a wonderful medicine."
We will gladly describe the remark
able record made by the Cooper medi
cines to all who wish to know of them.
Harper House Pharmacy.
i tv..- a. i i- i7 -m m mm imm
fore thefts, lie could make out noth
The meu who eight days later risked
their lives to row out to him and break
the ne-rs of his wife's death found
him a physical and mental wreck from
sleepless anxiety. But he had kept the
light burning faithfully all the time.
I The Trench lighthouse keepers re
ceive from 700 to D50 francs a year
?1-W to ?100. When they are worn
out they retire on a pension of $0.80 a
mouth. Chicago Record-Herald.
DEEP SEA FISHING.
'Cuite as Much a Game of Chance at
Politics or Poker.
You let down a heavy lump of Ira J
and two big hooks baited with clama
Into thirty, forty or sixty feet of wa
ter. Then you wait until something
r.udges the line or until you suspect
that the hooks are bare. ,
Then you give the line a quick jerk
and pull in hand over hand, with more
or less resistance. and see what you
have drawn into the grab bag.
It may be a silly but nutritious cod,
gaping in surprise at this cur-ions ter
mination of his involuntary rise in the
world, or a silvery haddock, staring at
you with round, reproachful eyes, or
a pollock, handsome, but worthless, or
a shiny, writhing dogfish." whose vil
lainy is written on every line of his
degenerate, cliinless face.
It may be that spiny gargoyle of the
sea, a sculpin. or a soft and stupid hake
from the mud flats. It may lie any
one of the grotesque products of Nep
tune's vegetable garden, a sea cucum
ber, a sea carrot or a sea cabbage, or
it may lie nothing at all.
When you have made your grab and
deposited the result, if it be edible, in
the barrel which stands in' the middle
of the boat, you try another grab, and
that's the whole story.
It Is astonishing how much amuse
ment apparently sane men get out of
such' a simple game as this. ; The in
terest lies, lirst, in the united effort to
fill the barrel, and. second, in the ri
valry among the lishermen as to which
of them shall take in the largest cod
or the greatest number of haddock,
these being regarded as prizj packages.
The sculpin and the sea vegetables
may be compared to comic valentines.
which expose the recipient to ridicule.
The dogfish are like tax notices and
I assessments the man who gets one of
them gets less than nothing, for they
count against the catcher. It is quite
as much a game of chance as politics
or poker. You do not know on which
side of the boat the good fish are hid'
You cannot tell the difference be
tween the nibble of a cod and the bite
of a dogfish. You have no idea .of
what is coming to you until you have
hauled in almost all of your line and
caught sight of your allotment wrig
gling and whirling in the blue water.
Sometimes you get twins. Scribner's.
LAWS AGAINST TOBACCO.
Early Legislation to Restrict the Use
of the Weed.
One of the curiosities of early colo
nial legislation is the laws enacted
against the planting and the use of to
bacco Evidently the magistrates and
ehlers of those days regarded that
"creature called tobacko" as one of
the many emissaries of the devil,
against whom It was their duty to
wage constant warfare. The planting
of it was forbidden except in small
quantities to be used "for ineere neces
sitie, for phisick. for perservaceon of
the health, and that the same may be
taken privately by ancient men."
All keepers of hotels and other pub
lic places were ordered not to "suffer
any tobacco to be taken into their
houses." If they disoleycd the order,
they were required to psy a line to the
"victualler" and one also to "party that
takes it." At little later the law was
changed so that it was forbidden to
"take tobacco in any wine or common
victual house except In a private room
there, so as the master of said house
nor any guest there shall take offense
thereat, which, If they do, the said per
son shall forbear upon pain of 2 shil
lings sixpence for every such offense."
Xo one was permitted to use tobacco
"publicquely," not even in his own
house, in the presence of strangers! It
was against Ihe law for two men to
smoke together. In Windsor every user
of tobacco was required to procure a
physician's certificate before he was
permitted to enjoy the obnoxious weed
All smoking was forbidden within two
miles of a m?eting house on the Sab
bath day.. Connecticut, as a great In
dulgence to travelers, allowed a man
to smoke once during a journey of ten
miles made not by trains, but afoot or
by horse locomotion. New York Press.
Ware Your Friend's Plants.
"If you have a friend going away for
the summer," said the woman of ex
perience, "don't keep a plant for her.
The thing will probably die away, and
you would consider yourself respon
siule. I worried through fi weeks
one summer tending a plant for a
friend and then was invited to the
country for a week end. I stayed two
days In addition. Of course the plant
was dead when I came back, and my
outing was half spoiled by worrying
over It. I bought a duplicate of It the
day before my friend returned, and It
cost me $2. Even then she said she
thought it looked somewhat peaked."
A charitable man dropped a nickel
in a blind beggar's hat and exclaimed
In a benevolent voice, "There, my poor
fellow, is a quarter for you."
"Why on earth," said the man's com
pauion, "did you give him a nickel and
say it was a quarter?" , .
"Oh, was the reply, "I wanted to
cheer him up." Argonaut.
By -RO-BEHTXS LOVE.
"Give me lib
erty tr give me
PATRICK If KXKY Is the patron
saint of the American school
boy. He made two speeches,
each containing a single sen
tence suilicient to hnmortaze any or
ator. "Give me liberty or give me
death!" These seven simple words still
thrill the breasts of lovers of freedom
throughout the world "Caesar bad his
Brutus. Charles the First his Crom
well and deorge the Third" "Trea
son! Treason!" cry the royalist dele
gates in horror. "And George the
Third," concludes Patrick Henry scorn
fully, "may profit by their example. If
that be treason, make the most of It!"
By these two speeches, which nerved
the colonists to stronger protest against
British misrule, is Patrick Henry lest
remembered, but there was much more
In this provincial Virginian than mere
forensic fervor. Henry proved his
words by his deeds. As soldier, as leg
islator, as governor of Virginia and in
all capacities to which he was called
ho showed metal that rang true.
Yet Patrick Henry as a lmy and
youth was considered ii ne'er-do-weli.
He was a red headed, slonchy. ungain
ly youngster, caring little for school
and much for boyish adventures In
wonderland. He failed in three or font
business enterprises, including farming
and storokecping, and, though a mar
ried man, was desperately poor.
Some years before he reached thirty,
however. Patrick Henry perked up and
ar.tonished the Virginia natives. He
studied law about a mouth and man
aged to obtain admission to the ba
in a surprisingly brief time he was a
leader in his profession.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing
about Patrick Henry was his ability
as a decliner of otlice in his later
years. He declined a seat in the Unit
ed States senate; he declined Wasning
ton's invitation to become secretary of
state; he declined the appointment to
the chief justiceship of the supreme
court of the United States; he declined
another election to the governorship of
Virginia, though he did-submit to elec
tion to the house of delegates, but died
before takingvhis seat.
SNAILS FOR' FOOD.
Stores Devoted Entirely j to Them In
Megy Cities of:tjrope. ,
France is the .premief snail produc
ing nation, although Austria, Bavatla
and Switzerland have thousauds of
snail farms, where the famous escar-
gots are raised and fattened on vine
leaves. The demand, for snails in
France is far too greaf. for the supply
to be left to chance, and thus It comes
about that snail farming is an impor
tant industry. I'aris alone consumes
millions between September and May,
when these little creatures are at their
Iu great cities of Europe are stores
devoted entirely to them, each orna
mented by an immense gilt snail over
the door as a sign. Huge tubs of
snails in the rough are displayed, and
there are besides dishes of carefully
prepared mollusks all ready for eating.
These have been cooked, extracted
from tliidr shells and minced. The
meat is then mixed with butter, chop
ped parsley and herbs, and the shells,
trimmed and made attractive, are re
filled with this prepared paste.
The most popular snails today come
- - Rodine, Ca.. September 13, 1906.
MESSRS. E. a DE WITT & CO..
. Chicago, IU.
Gentlemen: Yours ot the 6th to hand.
In reply will say, most assuredly use my
letter In any way you see fit for the benefit of
the suffering. I will answer all correspond
ence as to my own case. I recommend
KODOL to all I hear crumbling about their
stomachs, and have bought many their first
bottle. All that, is required is a trial of
KODOL. It talks tor itself.
Yours very truly,
C. N. CORNELL. "
digests what you eat, takes the
strain off of the heart, and contrib
utes nourishment, strength and
health to every organ cf the body.
For Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Sour
Stomach, Inflammation of the mu
cous membranes lining the Stomach
and Digestive Tract, Nervous Dys
pepsia arid Catarrh of the Stomach.
CONFORMS TO 'NATIONAL
PURE FOOD AND DBUG LAW
SOLD B1..ALL. DRUGGISTS.
When Women Feel Weak
and suffer from a lack' of vitality with the need of fresh life
and strength, extra precautions should at once be taken to
put the blood in good "order, the digestion strong and the
habits regular. Nature requires the assistance of a reliable
medicine to do this work. It calls for a remedy of known
value, and one that is exactly adapted to the peculiar
needs of women.
The prompt, mild and beneficial results from the use of
rroni' I"jo:i an;! Macon, in Burgundy,
whore thcv arc foil on vine leaves, and
the parks, as tlio local snail farms are
called, open their gates in the month
of August, when the little creatures
bestir' themselves actively. Chicago
AN ANCIENT BIBLE.
Valuable Manuscript Treasured In
the Cottonian Library.
In the Cot Ionian library iu England
is an old manuscript copy of a part of
the Bible in Latin. This was used at
the coronation of English sovereigns
00 years before the "stone of des
tiny" was brought from Scone to West
minster by Edward I. In other words,
the use of this Bible for the purpose
in question dated back to the year
The Bible is a quarto of L'17 leaves,
containing the four gospels, and seems
from the style of the writing and il
luminatious. which are very beauti
ful, to have been made about the end
of the ninth century.
The Testament escaped destruction
in the lire at Ashburnham House In
1731, of which it lears evidence ou its
crumpled leaves and ruined margins.
There is some evidence that the son
of Edward the Elder, Athelstan the
Glorious, who was king of the west
Saxons from !)23 to 940, owned this
Bible and presented It to the church
of Dover. Philadelphia Record.
Would Choose His Company.
In the west, some twenty years ago,
there lived a good man who gave up a
part of his time to teaching the In
dians the Christian faith. On one of
his triis he stopped at the ranch-of a
well to do and very religious Swede
and requested a night's lodging.
The Swede thought a great deal of
the missionary and disliked to onend
him. but he, also disliked extremely
having a pack of dirty, greasy Indians
hanging about his place, so. after much
hemming and hawing, he stated his ob
jections. "But these Indians are Christians,
my good brother, and If you can't
abide with them for a single night here
on earth how do you expect to dwell
in heaven with them through all eter
nity?" Inquired the indignant mission
The Swede was perplexed, but. after
thoughtfully scratching his head a mo
ment, he said, "The Bible says that in
my father's house are, many mansions,
an I t'imk I haf a separate house."
A Cure for Misery. ;
"I have found a cure for the Misery
malaria poison produces," says R. M.
James of Louellen, S. C. "It's called
Electric Bitters, and comes in 50 cent
bottles. It breaks up a case of chills
or a bilious attack in almost no time;
and it puts yellow jaundice clean out
of commission." . This great tonic
medicine and blood purifier gives
quick relief in all stomach, liver and
kidney complaints and the misery of
lame back. Sold under guarantee at
Bad Stomach Trouble Cured.
Having been sick for the past two
years with .a bad stomach trouble, a
friend gave me a dose of Chamber
lain's' Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They did. mo so much good that I
bought a bottlf of them and have used
12 bottles In all. Today 1 am well of
make them of special value to women, as they accomplish
their work without delay and cause no discomfort. Tens of
thousands of women the world over are using them with the
most happy results, to relieve headache, constipation, ner
vousness, backache, languor, depression, nausea, and for all
the recurring conditions which are peculiar to their sex.
Beecham's Pills are renowned aids to nature. They
gentljtone, strengthen and regulate the bodily functions,
increase the supply of blood, improve the appetite, clear the
eyes and skin, relieve congestion and have a most soothing
effect upon the whole system. Thi they do naturally, safely
and surely. For sick, pale, weakly women, Beecham's Pills
Are a Prompt
SM Ererywhere in Boxes. 10 Ctsn 25 Cts.
a bad stomach trouble. Mrs. John
Lowe, Cooper, Maine. These tablets
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Take De "Witt's Kidney and Bladder
pills. They promptly relieve backache
and weak back. Sold by all druggists.
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Don't Fail to Read
By Stewart Edward White
and Samuel Hopkins Adams
The Mystery will hold you spellbound. Augusta Herald.
The Mystery is a story to make you sit up. Aew York Sun.
The Mystery is the most wonderful of amazing novels. Boston Times.
The Mystery has mystery stamped on every page. Philadelphia Record.
The Mystery is as fascinating as the girl you love. Cleveland Leader.
The Mystery is one of the most astonishing tales of its kind. Outlook.
The Mystery is one of the very best stories of incident since Stevenson. New
The Mystery will have, and deserves to have, a wide popularity. Springfield
Republican. ' . .'
The Mystery will take place side by side with "Treasure Island." Louis
ville Cowicr-Journal. t
The Mystery is told with inimitable skill breathlessly interesting, extraordi
narily good. New York Times,
The Mystery is a splendid story for the lover of pure excitement, or the jaded
brain. Chicago Record-Herald. ,
The Mystery has a gripping,. attention-arresting charm which holds true from
cover to cover. Boston Globe. ''
The Mystery is a story to be read rather than criticised because the thrill is not
to be analyzed. Philadelphia Press.
The Mystery is one of the best sea stories that has been offered to a greedy
reading publii in years. Philadelphia North American.
The Mystery is fine in its literary quality, well nigh perfect in characterization
and fascinating as entertainment Syracuse Herald.
The Mystery is cleverly constructed, moves with extraordinary rapidity, and
is exceedingly interesting and entertaining. Indianapolis News,
For the Above Reasons We Will Print This Story
Watch for Opening Chapter.
It fills the arteries with rich, red
blood, makes new flesh, and healthy
men, women and children. Nothing
can take its place; no remedy has
ione so much good as Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea. C5 cents, tea or
tablets. Harper House pharmacy.