\ IT ~ ~ 1
Suffered Several Years With
* Kidney Trouble, "Peruna
no. I sufforod i . 'Spy? ''&SK :>V via
for bov o r a 1 I :;V .
years with this V t
dollars on doctors
and medl- V
cine and all to
no purpose until
I took Pe- N. v\ .'
did mo moro .
good than all Mr. John N. Watkins.
the others put together, as they only
poisoned tny system. Peruna cured
me. I used It for four months Deforo
a complete cure was accomplished, hut
am truly grateful to ypu. The least I
can do In return Is to acknowledge
the merits of Peruna, which I take
pleasure In now doing."
Mr. C. B. Newhof, 10 Delaware j
street, Albany, N. Y., writes:
"Since my advanced age I find that I
I have boon frequently troubled with i
urinary ailments. The bladder seemed ;
Irritated, and my physician said that !
It was catarrh caused by a protracted j
cold which would be dlfllcult to over- :
come on account of my advanced years. |
I took Peruna, hardly daring to believe j
thnt I would bo helped, but found to |
my rellof that I soon began to mend, j
The Irritation gradually subsided, and ]
the urinary difficulties passed away. I ,
have enjoyed excellent health now for |
the past seven months. I enjoy my j
meals, sleep soundly, and am as well as |
x was twenty years u?o. jl givo nil
praise to Peruna."
it may save your life. Cathartics,
bird shot and cannon ball pills?tea
spoon doses of cathartic medicines
nil denend on irritation of the howela
until l^iey sweat en ough to move. Cascarcts
strengthen the bowel muscles
60 they creep and crawl naturally.
This means a cure and only through
Cascarcts can you get it quickly and
Cascarcts?10c box?week's treatment.
All druggists. JiIsrcost seller
in the world?million boxes a month.
^ Schurz Was Sure of Him.
Carl Schurz was dining one night
with a man who had written a hook
V)f poems, so called, and who was
pleased with himself.
The poet was discoursing on the
HUII5-WUI ii lupiu ui iiiuiiics oi uie men
who take ofiice.
"I consider politics and politicians
beneath my notice," he said. "I do
not care for ofllce. I wouldn't bo a
senator or cabinet ofllcer, and I doubt
if I could be tempted by tho offer of
the presidency. For tho matter of
'that, I would rather be known as a
third-rate poet than a first-rate statesman.
"WpII nrcn't vnn
The Winning Candidate.
Two candidates for tho same office
came Into a certain town ono day.
The one called at a house where a little
girl came to tho door Hn!d hut
"Slsslo, will you pleaHO bring mo a
glass of water?" Having brought the j
water, ho gave her some candy and
asked: "Did the man ahead of me j
glvo you candy?" "Yes, sir." Thon j
ho gave her a nickel and said: "Did ,
lio glvo you money?" "Yes, sir; ho j
. gavo mo ten cents." Then, picking (
her up, he kissed her and said: "Did
he kiss you?" "Yes, sir, and he kissed I
"I am afraid that moth9 will get
4nto my bathing suit," said Maude.
"It would be a shame," replied Mayin
I f. "Thi! poor things would starve
HEALTH AND INCOME
Both Kept Up on Scientific Food.
uoou siuniy Health nelps ono a lot j
to make money.
With tho loss of health oho'b lncomo
la liable to ahrtiik, If not entirely
When a young lady has to make her
own living, good health Is her best
"I am alone In the world," writes a
Chicago girl, "dependent on my owil
tiffurts for mv livlne' I nin n /ilnrt/
and about two years ago through cIobo j
application to work and a hoarding- J
house diet, I became a nervous in- |
valid, and got so bad off It was almost
Impossible for mo to stay In the office
a half day at a time.
"A friend suggested t'% mo the Idea
ui uynig vjiujie .Mus iooo wnicn i oiu, |
making It a largo part of ut least two i
moalH a day.
"Today, I am froo from braln-tlre,
dyspepsia, and all tho Ilia of an overworl^.
and improperly nourished
brain and body. To Orapff-Nuts 1
own tho recovery of my health, c.id \
the ability to retain my position and i
Iloa<l "Tho Road to Wellville," in
rkgs. "Thero'fl a Reason."
Kv?r read tlie above lettert A nev?
one nppenra (rom time to time. They
nre genuine, true, and full of human
I The Skel
A TRUE STOR
I ,1 B
y c c
^HaM^HAI) MET the judge freiTO?
well acquainted with
Era W him. He was a polltl- |
Iffflffl ]|fc]J clan of note and a mem|K|
ber of tho president's
BffiS JmS cabinet. Decause of his
HMn HWA promlnenco and his oneKtinio
TlB^PIfrWAiiln tlon with the government,
I shall forbear the
mention of his name. It would be familiar
to every reader.
Ono day I received a message from
him r?fliifistlnEr mi< to r:\ll iit litsi ofli<>p
at my earliest convenience. Presenting
myself 1 was given a private interview.
After a little preliminary
conversation the judge said that he
wanted to talk to me in regard to a
personal matter. He needed my assistance
in an affair of much concern to
himself and wife. Ho then related at
some length the history of his family
troubles. There was a skeleton in his
closet. He had sent for me believing
nuii. i imgui uu auiu 10 uevise soinu
measure of relief.
"My wife," he said, "is very mucu
worried and quite prostrated with
grief. She is in such a nervous state
of mind I fear ehe will break down
altogether." His eyes lllled with tears
as he explained the cause of their
great trouble. "She was a widow with
an only son when 1 married her. This
son, notwithstanding his moral training
and tender care, has turned out to
bo an unmitigated villain and a constant
menace to our peace of mind,
lie seems to be heartless and devoid
of decency and respect for our position.
Besides, he Is a thief. Only a
short time ago he was arrested in Chicago,
taken to Baltimore and charged
wim cumnmuug a roooery in a nouso
of ill repute. 1 was compelled to settle
the case or suffer the disgrace of
an exposure. Wine and women are
his hobbies. He is reckless in the use
of money and will resort to any means
to obtain it. Even now I am furnishing
the money wherewith to gratify
his vicious appetite. God knows what
ho will do next! We are living in constant
fear that he will do something
to publicly disgrace us. Now, if there
la any way that he can be got out of
wv. WllllllJ " 11MUU l |IUUlll,IL}t 11 ^ uu
can devise any plan to get rid of lilm
without killing liiin or sending him to
the penitentiary, it will meet with my
approval. I think it is a ease where
severe measures would be entirely
Justifiable. .Just think of It! The
scapegrace has gone so far in his depravity
as to escort a woman of known
bad character to his mother's receptions."
My sympathies once aroused and a
4,., ivn 1IUUIIU IW lunt:
boiih! action. It. appeared a diflicult
undertaking. The fellow was to ho
got rid of, but just how was the
question that puzzled my brain. I had
read of many strange disappearances
| of persons who were never afterwards
heard of, but the manner of their disappearance
was not always clear. It
may have been a voluntary act, mental
aberration or the result of a crime. I
prided myself upon my skill in devising
ways and means to accomplish
an end, but the case in hand, after
Bomo deliberation, appeared somewhat
like perpetrating a wrong deed for
the purpose of accomplishing a good
If the story told by the judge was
true, there would ho but little difficulty
in landing the rascal In the penitentiary
for the crimes he was committing
almost daily; but a measure
of this kind would mean exposure and
disgrace. To put him away by foul !
lut-'iuiH whs uiu oi ino question. Ho !
may have deserved a sharp medicine,
and the world may have been bettor
off without him, but there was no
thought of doing him bodily harm.
Tho idea was to dispose of him and
slide him out of the country tenderly.
Tho Judge wanted lo get rid of him, I
but could suggest, no way. It was ?i I
delicate case to handle. I knew that j
V... lit/1 n/> ..
nun ii niiisriiMiiions an? numano
man anil that ho meant no
wrong, and It was diflUuilt for me to
understand tho course 1 eotild safely
Ah I turned to leavo tho judge's
oflW e his wife entered tho room. 1
wan Introduced, and cast my eyes
upon hor face. It did not appear qulto
in w iu iiiu. v ouui i oe iniHtaKon? Had
I .net her before? As the possible rocogi.ition
did not appear mutual I was
una.de to place her.
The Judge turned fiway to converso
with his disbursing clerk. The wife,
who had evidently been informed in
regard to the purpose of my Interview
with tho Judge, requested mo to be
seated. Placing hor hand upon in/
n rm ohn umlln/l nl^rtontwl.. -
...... ...... |iivu.mini;, WUUU aseuring
ino of her faith In my ability to
do something to help them out of the
deep trouble they were In. She spoke
bitterly of her son and of the many Indignities
he had heaped upon her.
She wanted to be freed from him.
The manner in which he was to be
disposed of did not seem to give her
much concern. She wished him banished
In some far-away country; If ho
.1.1 ?^11 ?1
While relating her troubles she
chanced to mention the name of hor
flrBt husband. On tho Instant I recog
olzed hor as an old acquaintance, i
leton in fh
Y OF THE SECR
> L 11 . C . W H I
Chief U. S . Secret
had known her when sHo was a rosychoeked
young woman some twentyfivo
years before. She was then living
with her husband in a littio town in
northeastern Ohio. This was before
sho became the wife of the judge. Iler i
first marriage was said to bo a runaway
match. She wns rmnnrknhlv 1
beautiful woman then, but there was
a cloud hanging over her life. I cannot
say what it might have been that
caused gossiping women to shake (
their heads and whisper as she passed j
by. Shortly after she gave birth to a ,
son she left the village. I do not know i
Just where she went, but It was short- j
ly afterwards rumored that sho had 1
been granted a divorce.
Sho was now cutting a large figure 1
in society and often spoken of as the |
handsomest woman in the capitol city. I
Her husband, the judge, was up to !
this time quite successful in political j
life. Possessed of considerable brain i
force and much amiability of character,
he might have risen still higher
had not the intrigues set on foot by ,
his ambitious wife contributed to pun
him down. She planned schemes to J
exalt him and to acquire wealth. In j
making these efforts she aroused the j
jealousies of others and made the j
judge quite unpopular with the lendincr I
politicians. Her misdirected zeal not!
only crushed the political prospects of j
lier husband, but finally resulted in ex- i
polling her from Washington society, j
1 was furnished a photograph of her '
profligate stepson, lie was a fine- ;
looking young man, with wavy hair,
keen blue eyes and rosy cheeks; in |
fact, much liko his mother In her \
ft or fefc/ tS/0 Wf ??# &Y0
/ ti jSMfX
/ffrmr/fifnj c*C>i} V ^ WH
V/7c5 /I B/U Offf/p- t~J A.
M6 /} ffirf U ) r^J
youth. Ills face was Indicative of .
criminal tendencies. i was ioiu mat
ho was a difficult man to approach,
that he did not care for the companionship
of men. This being tho case
I was at a loss to determine how to
reach him. It was necessary to introduce
a stranger in order to carry out
the plot 1 had In view.
After pondering over the matter for
some days 1 hit upon an expedient
that I believed would dispose of the
young man without public exposure or
resorting to crime. There was In my
employ at this tlmo a man whom 1
shall call Reed. If ever there was a
horn confidence man ho was the one;
an actor that could assume a part, live
It and play It through with a face as
solemn as the graveyard; never vicious,
but ever apparently in earnest
while practicing a deception for misleading
only those who ought to he
misled. 1 had found him <>n nil unm.
sions to bo a valuable assistant In
furthering tho ends of justice.
Heed hailed from tho south, had
just arrived In the city and was In
quest of a private lodging place. Tho
judge's stepson was now occupying an
elegant suite of rooms In a fashionable
location. Ho was so ompletely captivated
by Reed's assumed manners and
apparent wealth that he was delighted
at the opportunity afforded to securo
a roommate. The detectlvo accepted
tho offer made by his now friend and
soon found himself in quite a novel
and dangerous situation. He was the
~ P ? ikt-f --- ? . . . I
I inn lUiiiiwii UI <i IIIM.-I Wlio.sc exploits
wcro liable to Involve both In trouble.
lie had led his roommate to believe
that ho was himself engaged In questionable
transactions and that New
York was tho place to operate In.
"There," said ho, "aro chances to
T L E Y N-Vv "J
make big hauls." The judge's stepson
took to u suggestion of this kind like
a duck to water and was highly elated
on account of the proposed trip. He
no doubt Imagined a broader field for
the exercise of his own peculiar talent.
On tholr arrival at New York they
registered under assumed names at
the Merchants' hotel on Courtland
For several days following they
strolled about the city, taking in the
sights and waiting for something to
turn up. While walking along Broadway,
near the old Astor hotel, they
chanced to pass a middle-aged man
who was gazing about in an uncertain
sort of way. His dress and manner
gave him the appearance of a green
one from the rural districts, preKinmilil
V Irimi qmtmo nlnoo out wout
"Hi'ie," said Rood in an undertone,
"is th<> very fellow we are looking for.
I.ft uh try a hand on him. I will make
him think I havo met him before."
Heed now stepped up and accosted the
green one with an air of assumed familiarity.
Seizing him by the hand
ho said: "How do you do, Mr. Glick?
I am so glad to boo you." The verdant
man responded: "You aro mistaken,
sir; my name is Jones, and I live at
Fort Wayne, Indiana." "Never mind
the name." said Hood. "1 cot the
names mixed, but I remember now
where I met you. You used to run u
livery Btable at Kokomo."
"Yes, I did."
"Then of courso you remember me.
I am the man that sold pumps and
kept my team at your stable. You
/wmrzf/) Mr// km ./
/IS c/Otffd 6//<?Pf? MOM
///<s cm/? ro ms/zmp
and I have takon many drinks together."
wii, yen, urnwivu .Mr. Jones;
"what on earth arc you doing In New
"Just looking around and having a
good time. Let's go and take something."
"Come along, Jones. Lot us go
around to our hotel," said Reed. The
trio wont to the Merchants. Jones accepted
an Invitation to go to the room
of his friends.
"What Is your favorite drink?"
"I'luin brandy," said Junes.
' I will go down and bring up a hott)?*."
As Heed moved away be winked
slyly to the judge's stepson. After an
absence of somn thirty minutes or
more Iteed returned with the brandy,
lit! pulled the cork. While Jones was
looking out of tho window ho slipped
a small ?ial out of his pocket and, giving
his partner an opportunity to see
it, ho turned tho contents into tho
bottle of brandy, lie gavo tho bottle
a shake and set it down on the table.
Tho Judge's stepson's face flushed and
there ?vus a tremor in his voice. Me
seemed to comprehend tho noxious
iitjvvui <.>1 urn u iiimiuut) hiki lunoni that
had-been poured Into the bottle. Reed
appeared self-possessed and proficient
in tho art of deceiving and bold and
bad enough to commit any crime,
while (Ik* young man was evidently
greatly frightened not because of any
compunctions of conscience, but for
tho reason that he was, as was afterwards
shown, a natural born coward.
He possessed none of the elements
and rugged force of an assassin. Ho
Hm'intHi io nave a nervous apprehen |
slon that ho was wading In water too
doop and dangerous. Ho was heart- i
lesK enousrh. but snmolinw Inrkprt fh#? I
nerve to perform.
Step by step Jones became drowsy.
The stepson strove to rally him to his
senses. Jones closed his eyes. What
might have been a pnantom o' overheated
imagination now became a
fearful reality. The stepson was now
almost paralyzed with fear as Jones
slipped from his chair to the floor.
Was he dead or alive? He uttered
a low and suDDressed moan ilk his lank
and livid body was laid upon the bed
and stripped of all its valuables. The
stepson, thoroughly in earnest, wanted
to take Jones' overcoat, but Reed said
it would bcS dangerous, as It might
lead to detection.
I now leave the horrors of this occasion
to the imagination of the reader.
The two survivors suddenly left the
| hotel and crossed over to Jersey City
and took lodging at Taylor's hotel,
where they registered under assumed
names, as they had done previously at
the Merchants'. It was late in the
evening when they went to bed.
They had left the Merchants' hotel
late in the afternoon. Jones, the supposed
drugged countryman, was not
quite as dead as the judge's stenson
thought him to he. Ho, too, was a
Soon after his entertainern had taken
their departure he, possum-like,
came to life, pot up and took a drink
from the brandy bottle that was left
upon the table, and made his way at
011 re to the government secret service
olllce, where he told the story of his
auventure una received lurtner Instructions.
This so-called Jones wi>s a
detective of marked ability. Ho could
assume almost any character and deceive
the best educated criminal, yet
withal an honest, faithful servant to
At an early hour on the following
morning at Taylor's hotel Reed pre
lchuuu in utj liiiwii HUUUtSlliy S1UK Willi
a cramp in his stomach. Ho left his
roommate anil went below. A short
time afterwards he rushed hack into
the bedroom and informed the judge's
stepson with a trembling voice that
they must got out of the place In a
hurry or they would be arrested. Reed
said that while downstairs he had torn
a slip from a newspaper, lie handed
it to the judge's stepson, who. on
dancing at. it hastilv at once snraner
out of bed.
It was a sensational article and bore
the appearance of having been clipped
from a newspaper. As a matter of
fact, however, it had been printed at
the New York Tribune job office. It
was a nice piece of deception and read
A Brutal Murder and Robbery.
finwitici \ j i (Hi 11 MIS tlllU
dastardly murders which havo so
recently startled tho coninniniiy
occurred in this city yesterday afternoon,
the particulars of which
are as follows: It appears that
shortly after dark last evening a
well dressed man, apparently
thirty-live years of age, was found
by tlie police lying near the foot
of Courtlnnd street in an insensible
condition, lie was taken to the
police station, where restoratives
were administered, and when he
had revived sufficiently ho stated
that his name was I'. It. Jones and
that he was from Fort Wayne,
Mr Jones was removed (o the city
hospital last overling, where he became
delirious and died about nine
o'clock. The police are on tho
track of the murderers, who are
supposed to be from Baltimore <>r
Washington, as the clerk at tho
hold states tl):it thov rvinw. In in<r
after the arrival of the Washington
train. The clerk is positive he
can identify them,
A frightful ghost had risen and was
standing in its most horrible form hefore
thi> now half-erazed stepson The
rope of the hangman was looming up
beforo his eyes. Mo did not even
take time to wash his face, so great
was his anxiety to leave New York behind
him. ICven the very air he
breathed seemed tainted with the foul
UIIUI (II Ills (i III1C. il w us UIOUK'U IO .
ho dangerous to travel by rail at first,
ami they started away on foot, and
finally concluded to mako their way
to Now Orleans.
Rood was, of course, the ruling
spirit and was carrying out the plan
they had agreed upon. They doubled
back and forth with the object of putting
imaginary pursuers off the track.
Hood was socking delay for the pur
pose in nine. \\ lien uio pair
arrived at Now Orleans about the first
tiling that mot Ihoir oyos was a handI>i
11 post< d In the depot describing the
fugitives and offering a reward for i
their arrest and conviction. Staring '
at the bill with beads of perspiration ,
starting upon his brow the Judge's .
stepson nearly eollapsed lie was |
careworn, downhearted and ready to I
speed away as swift as steam could
carry him. In the course of tlmo tho !
fugitives arrived at Hrownsvllle, Tex. i
From this point I received a note from !
ltoed Buying that they intended to i
cross the Ulo (Jrande and work tiieir
way to the City of Mexico.
To the minds of tho detectives who
played their par: m tins case tho
whole affair appeared a farco.
Alter a time Reed returned from
Mexico. I if* had given his companion
tho slip and was quite positive In his
opinion that the Jutige's stepson would
never dare show his face in the United
States. He declared tho man was
about the greatest coward he had ever
Heed was correct In his opinion, as
tho fugitive, FO far as I know, has
never been heard of. 11?* certainly did
not appear In Washington to further
annoy th<> judge and his wife. Ho may
still ho running from a Nemesis that
will never overtake him.
(Copyright, 1910, by W. Q. Chapman.)
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aiu! had a rubber bandage for my
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heard of, but they all did me no
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to try Sloan's Liniment. The first
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Hunter, of Hunter, Ala.
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lilshop Ward, in company with two
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vil'.c reception the otlnr day and entered
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i os, an i st? siiMiM I ho, Hishop
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Theie'H imni> a penitent man In tbo
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