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It Settled In My Kidneys. I Used Peruna. Am all Right Now. I owe my Health to Peruna, Mrs. Anna Under, R. F. D. 6, Das sel, Meeker Co., Minn., writes: "For two years I suffered with that ter rible disease, chronic catarrh. "Fortunately. I saw your- adver tisement in my paper. I got your advice, and I took Peruna. Now I am well and the mother of two children. 1 owe it all to Peruna. "I would not be without that great tonic for twice its cost, for I am well and strong now. I cannot speak in too high terms of its value as a medicine." NOT THE TIME FOR A SMOKE Old Lady, Filled Up With "Car tridges," Was in Natural Fear of an Explosion. A robust old woman in the moun tains of north Georgia was ill for the first time in her life and a doctor was sent for. Partly by persuasion and partly by force, the physician induced his patient to swallow some big qui nine capsules—a simple enough opera tion, which, however, scared the old woman almost to death. She was soon able to sit up and her daughter thought she would give the conva lescent a treat. She took her moth er's corncob pipe from the "shelf" or mantel, filled it with tobacco, and picking up a live coal .between two sticks, started with it. toward the bed. "Ma," she said, brightly, "jes' look what I got fer ye." "Git away from me, Sary," she screamed in terror. "Take away dat fire! Take hit away! Don't yer know I's done plum filled up wi' cartridges?" —Chicago Ledger. "CASCARETS" ACT No sick headache, biliousness, bad taste or constipation by morning. Get a 10-cent box. Are you keeping your bowels, liver, and stomach clean, pure and fresh with Cascarets, or merely forcing a passageway every ffew days with Salts, Cathartic Pills, Castor Oil or Purgative Waters? Stop having a bowel wash-day. Let Cascarets thoroughly cleanse and reg ulate the stonflacb, remove the sour and fermenting food and foul gases, take the excess bile from the 'liver and carry but of the system all the constipated waste matter and poisons in the bowels. A Cascaret to-night will make you feel great by morning. They work •while you sleep—never gripe, sicken or cause any inconvenience, and cost only 10 cents a box from your store. Millions of men and women take a Cascaret now and then and never have Headache, Biliousness, Coated Tongue, Indigestion, Sour Stomach or Constipation. Adv. The Prospect. "You don't seem anxious to get home to your dinner." "I don't care for the menu I'll get." "What is it?" "When my wife finds out I forgot to mail her letter the first, course will be tongue served up with hard sauce." A man may be justified in thinking ihis wife silly—considering the kind of man she married. However, a man may not be mar ried and still have his troubles. Backache Warns You Backache is one of Nature's warnings of kidney weakness. .Kidney disease kills thousands'every year. Don't neglect a bad back. If your back is lame—If it hurts to stoop or lift—if there is irregularity of the secretions— suspect your kidneys. If you suffer head aches, dizziness and are tired, nervous and worn-out, you have further proof. Use Moan's Kidney Pills, a tine medicine for bad backs and weak kidneys. A Nebraska Case "Every Picture Tell• a Mrs. Alice Burk holder. 344 St., Lincoln, Neb., says: "For five year* kid ney trouble clung to me and I suffered re ad backaches a nd lameness between my shoulder blades. I also had' severe headaches. Morn ings my back pained me so intensely. I could hardly walk. I was, treated by doe tors'and took baths at a sanitarium, but found no relref until 1 used Do&n's Kid ney Pill#. Four-boxes removed the trou ble. I have taken Doan's Kidney Pills since and they have never failed to bring the best of results." Cat Doan's at Aay Store. SOe Box DOAN'S V.IW FOSTOMMLBUftK CO-- BUFFALO, N. Y. LEAF FROM MEMORY'S BOOK The Bright Hopes of Youth That Were Destined Forever to Be Unfulfilled. When one is past middle life, mem ory begins to unfold its pages. He sees his youth, not as his own, but as that of another. He is touched with sadness and pity as he recognizes the plans and ambitions, the high hopes in the youthful breast that experience has shown him were never to be real ized, says a writer in the Milwau kee Journal, One hope after another had to be given up. Indeed, it seems sometimes that life is but a giving up day after day. Anticipations are seldom realized. Perhaps it is best that thiB should be for the same ex perience that brought disappointments showed us that, often as we thought we knew what would '•make us per fectly happy, we were nearly always mistaken. It was the anticipation really that went furthest toward mak ing us happy. When it was over, it had served its purpose another took its place So, as memory turns "the leaves, we sigh a little at those bright hopes of youth destined forever to be unful filled. After all, it matters little. Each of us had some share in the world's work to do. How little it mattered that that share was not what we had guessed and wished it to be, if it was performed faithfully! How many things the bright dreams of youth failed to take into account that were to prove the greatest part of the business of life! We are feeble in judgment we do not always know how to trim ourselves, nor see exactly what form our lives should take. Vicissitudes clip us here and there, often where we have least. suspected the need of it. But the failure of the dreams should not grieve us. After all, their real purpose was to give us hope and courage and make us work. If they, did that, they were worth while, though not a single one was ever fulfilled. The Lion's Cubs. The Canadian force, or the Lion's Cubs, as it is frequently called in Eng land, is, according to English mili tary opinion, as fine an army corps as has ever been assembled. Prom the point of view of physique, equipment, general smartness, organization, intel ligence—from every standard, in fact —it is as nearly perfection as a hu man war machine of 35,000 men can be. The force has with it 6,000 horses, with an adequate staff of veterinary surgeons, and it also has its own Young Men's Christian association, with six secretaries. If variety is the very spice of life there ought to be plenty of spice in the Canadian con tingent. It is composed of men .spring ing from various stocks, from Amer ican, Canadian and English to Russian, Swedish and French men of all walks of life—architects, ranchers, business men, lawyers, doctors. Once a week services are conducted for Wesleyans, Jews, Episcopalians, Cath olics and Presbyterians. We look forward with interest to hearing what record these North American soldiers will .make when they are sent to the front to fight.—Baltimore Sun. Old and New Use for Wire. "Since the manufacture of wire be gan in this country," said the veteran steel manufacturer, "we have been pulled out of many difficulties by un foreseen developments. The wire trade is more active today than any other branch of steel, due to a large extent to the consumption of wire for war purposes. The substitution of wire for fencing was another devel opment responsible for the groat growth of the industry. But the most extraordinary boom came when the wire industry was in its infancy. Busi ness had been poor for a long time and producers were very much discour aged. Suddenly orders began to make their appearance by the whole sale, and the mills were taxed to their utmost capacity. The increased demand was due to the adoption of the hoop skirt. Dame Fashion had started the foundation of an indus try in this country which now turns out over 2,000,000 tons of wire a year. The demand from this source, of course, did not last, but it was suffi cient to give the industry a good start."—Wall Street Journal. War Changes Guide Books. One^ of the multitude of effects of the war is its alteration of the guide books to the continent, says the West minster Gazette. The majority of these have needed little change for several years in the bulk of their pages. But now—! A publisher of guide books says that as regards Bel gium, Austria and France there will be wholesale corrections needed. And the end is not in sight, for one may confidently anticipate very striking changes in Germany. The year books, several of which are now in active preparation, are ex periencing similar difficulties. The statistics of various public depart-, ments have been "held up" owing to the enlistment of officials .concerned in this work. And when one does not know what a day will bring forth it is impossible to "close" pages for press. Struts Nearly AH the Tlrrve "Who 'is toe old gentleman who seems so well pleased with himself?" "Oh, he's the father of a famous full back." I "Umph! I guess he does most oH his strutting in the football season." "No. That old gentleman is singu 'arly fortunate aB a father. He baa another son who is a famous baseball pitcher." iPiir. Congress Will Wait for Results in Europe. To Take No Action for National De fense Until Proof of Offensive and Defensive Efficiency Is Produced. By EDWARD B. CLARK. Staff Correspondent of the Western News per Union. Washington.—Congress Is giving at tention to the matter of military pre paredness. Through speeches made in congress and through the hearing before the rules and military committees facts' are coming out concerning the navy and the army of the republic. No facts are attested which have not been at tested before, but today there is so much interest in the general matter of preparedness that the committee proceedings are getting wide publicity while in years past when the same thing was told the committeemen, little or no attention was paid to them. The war in Europe has changed the whole situation. Unquestionably congress will make a study of the lessons of the European war by the military experts before it appropriates money for specific types of .big guns or of battleships. It does not seem likely that the dreadnaughts are to pass, although it doeB. seem likely that the submarines will be given a much more permanent place in the plan of defense. Small field howitzers may give way to big field howitzers and it is barely pos sible that the big 12 and 14-inch sea coast guns may lose their emplace ments to the 16-inch guns,' but before final decision is made the efficiency records of the ships of the war fleets and the range and penetration and general destructiveness of the differ ent types of artillery weapons must be determined. The present war is depended upon to produce the proof of offensive and defensive efficiency. If the people of the United States want to get in a nutshell the answers to the question, "What is the matter with our army?" let each individual write to his representative in con gress and ask for senate, document No. 621 printed with the title, "What is the Matter With Our Army." These answers of high ranking offi- CZAR AND WAR CHIEF m, Wis* The picture shows the front in LAFAYETTE KITS FOR THE FRENCH •V New York society girls packing so-called Lafayette kits for the French soldiers. Each kit contains woolen gloves, socks and underwear, heavy muf fler, abdominal belt, handkerchiefs and soap: Csar Nicholas at consultation with Grand-j buke Nicholas, commander in chief of the Russian army ff* +JY* cers and of high civilian officials were contributed some time ago to a New York publication.. A senator of the United States secured permission to have the answers printed as a public document. Until Recently there were comparatively few calls for this docu ment, but it can be secured today and in it can be found just what high officials, miltary and civil, think is the trouble with the land forces of the United States. For instance there is an answer to the question made by former Secre tary of War Henry L. Stimson. He cites examples of the troubles and says that they "serve to show our lack of intelligent system in dealing with our army." Then he adds: "These are all matters for us. They demand the intelligent interest of the citizens just as much as they involve his ultimate safety and welfare." The answers originally appeared in the New York Independent and the opinions of the officials at the head of the articles in answer to the ques tion were put into a few words. These condensed are some of the answers to the query: "What is the matter with our army." "It lacks concentration." Major Gen eral Leonard Wood. "It is needlessly expensive." Major General W. W. Wotherspoon. "It lacks organization." Brigadier General Clarence R. Edwards. "Its alienation from the people." Colonel Hunter Liggitt. "Its piecemeal development and divided control." Major George H. Shelton. "The national failure to realize its purpose." Brigadier General Robert Evans. The congress of the United States at this session will attempt to find out whether these officers are right or not and it seems likely that the people as a result of congressional debates will be able to determine for them selves just where our armed service stands. WROTE WILL ON HAT BRIM Did It in Lucid Moment Before Killing Himself While Surrounded by Posse. Lewistown, Mont.—After having run amuck and burned camp wagons a^id a sheepshed belonging to Walter Winnett, by whom he was employed. W. S. Baldwin wrote his will on the rim of his hat and sent a bullet through his heart.. At the time he was hiding under a cut bank and was surrounded by a party of men who were closing in on him, reason evi dently returning to him in a measure,' as in his will he left all his money* two horses, a homestead claim and his dog to Mr. Winnett. Baldwin was a native of Texas, thir ty years old and unmarried. He had been with the Winnett company about five years, being employed by Mr. Winnett as a herder. He apparently came under the delusion that be was being persecuted and fired the wagon and shed. He waB MYSTIC LETTERS ON AN EGG Much Puzzled Excitement Caused Among Atlanta People by Hen's Remarkable Product. Atlanta.—"R. W. Y. M." These mys tic letters, appearing on an egg laid by a hen belonging to G. F. Jarrell, have be&n the cause of much puzzled excitement among folk who reside near Mr. Jarrell's home on the South Decatur car line. The egg was laicl a week ago by a "iarge r«}d hen, breed unknown," which Mr. Jarrell owns. On picking up the egg Mr. Jarrell noticed a queer Inden tation in the form of a circle, which, on closer examination, proved to be the letters quoted above. S\| 4 armed with a rifle and automatic and but for his suicide might hiave done a lot of mischief INF Undersea Fighter Tells Experi ences and Impressions. German Craft Starts Out Just Before Midnight and by Dawn Has Com* pleted Successful Attack on Enemy. The Hague.—-A letter telling of an attack by the German subm rine U-26 upon an unmentloned British warship Is published by the Zeit. It begins with preparations for the expedition "two houre before midnight," in order to make a strike at dawn. Tho letter, said to have been written by a member of the crew of the attacking boat, fol lows: "Around the heavy granite rocks of the long pier, monstrously black in the dark night, the storm sweeps up the water of the North sea in angry waves. "At half past ten thero is a shrill whistle from the little bridge which stands high above the submarine and which is covered with heavy canvas. The officer in command, dressed In his oilskins, gives the sign of departure. The cables are loosened. A short sharp signal to the engine room, the sudden whirr as the motor catches and the U-26 is under way. We are going to ward the enemy. "The earliest signs of dawn appear when suddenly in the near distance there is the sight of a heavy bulk, swiLging high abovo us upon the wa ter. We pass through the long tail of foam which a hostile torpedo destroyer has just left behind, speeding toward the east. We have managed to find our way through the first line of the enemy's advance guard. From now on we must be very careful. "A signal is heard and the men ap pear upon deck. The boat is prepared for action. The flag pole is taken down. Part of the bridge is folded together and well fastened. The periscope Is brought up to the proper height. Then the entrance through the combined bridge and conning tower is hermeti cally closed. The tanks are opened and tha lnrushing waters tell us that the boat is about to submerge. The gasoline motors stop their endless song. Electricity will drive us from now until we shall reappear upon the water. "A young lieutenant is posted at the periscope and looks for the enemy. The sailors take their position near the tor pedoes. The interior of the boat is lighted with two small electric bulbs. They make the darkness visible but give no light. Intently the men all watch the signboard on the wall in on of he "We think of the advantage of the man on board a warship. If his time comes, he can go down with a last look at the happy sun and the blue sky. We see nothing, hear nothing. If the boat is to go down we shall all suffocate in the darkness under water. "Suddenly we all jump and forget heat and bad air and discomfort. In small lighted letters the signboard says 'attention.' The officer in com mand holds the lever which will re lease the first torpedo. A few seconds passing, we must be very near the en emy. Suddenly the first sign disap pears, half a second later and the red, glowing letters say 'fire.' With a single jerk the lever releases the torpedo. A short metallic click, the noise of the water rushing into the empty tube and all is over. The second torpedo is at once pushed into tin tube. A few sec onds later and the Interior of the sub marine looks as before the attack be gan. "But what of the first torpedo? Did she reach her goal? Instinctively we have all kept count—100 meters, 200 meters, 300—400. Under water no sound penetrates. We only hear the noise of our engines. We wait. Nothing happens. Then, suddenly we are all thrown together by the jerky move ment^ of the boat. Twice or three times more we feel that we have changed our course very abruptly. "Then the boat rolls as before. The regular purring of the engines is heard. Our submarine is rapidly mov ing eastward. "We are on our way home. The at tack has been successful." PRETTY DEBUTANTE Miss Gladys. Lowden Pugh, daugh ter of Judge James L. Pugh, is one of the pretty debutantes from the ranks of resident society in Washington this, winter. ,5 ANCIENT GOLD MINING HOW THE TIBARENI COLLECTED THE PRECIOUS METAL. From Their Method Originated the Legend of the Golden Fleece—Coun try Still Is Rich In Most Vat uable Ores. In the legend of the Golden Fleece lleB hidden the record of an ancient method of the Tibareni, the sons of Tubal, for tho collection of gold. Th© north coast of Asia Minor produced large quantities of the preciouB met- als, as well as copper and iron. Gold was found in the gravel, as often hap pens still in streams draining from copper regions. The gold in copper ores, originally containing insignifi cant amounts of the precious metals, accumulates In the course of ages, and sometimes forms placers of astonish ing richness. The ancient Tibareni washed the gold-bearing gravel, first by booming, which concentrated th© gold into relatively small amounts of sand. This was then collected and washed through sluices having the bottoms lined with sheepskins. Tho gold would sink into the wool, while the sand would be washed away in the swift-current, writes Courtenay de Kalk in the Mining Age. The skins were removed from the qluices, th© coarser gold shaken out, and the fleeces, still glittering with tjbie yellow metal, were hung upon boughs to dry so that the rest *f the gold, might bo beaten from them and saved. Thp early Greek mariners, witnessing this process, carried home tales of the wonderful riches of a land where a warlike race of miners hung golden fleeces upon the trees in the grove ot Ares. After so many millenniums the metalliferous country of Tubal-Cain is once more coming into prominences The natives still cull the high-gjrade copper ore, and break it into smalls,-, which they cover with wood and roast to matte they still work the matte in forge-like furnaces to black cop per, whioh they ship to Alexandretta and to Euxine ports. They still make the famous carbonized iron that was celebrated as Damascus steel because it was distributed through this mart to the rest of the world after receiv ing a finish by local Damascene work men. These decadent methods, ^bat give a hint of the approved practice of the father of metallurgy, will soon became wholly extinct, for the modern miner is studying the disseminated copper ores of the Black sea coast, and threatening to rekindle on a mag nificent scale the smoldering fires of Tubal-Cain. On the Captain's Deck. It Is hard to imagine the skipper of a British man-of-war sleeping on the deck of his ship between a couple of his stokers, but this has happened in the American navy. That teetotal navy is "the most tree and easy of any in the world, but this incident surprised even the Amer ican stokers. It happened off Santiago during the blockade on Commodore Schley's flag ship, Brooklyn. No lights were al lowed ttf be shown from, the ships at night, and, as this meant all portholes shut, the temperature below decks was unbearable. Every man who could slept on deck, the skipper among them. This officer laid himself down one night on his quarterdeck to snatch a few hours' rest He was' awak ened in the dawn, says the Mirror, by hearing a sleepy voice --next to' him murmur to a. companion, "Darned if It ain't the cap'n!" And, opening his eyes, he saw two of his stokers rise up suddenly from his side and disap pear swiftly for'ard.—Tit-Bits. Encouragement From Mr. Howells. From time to time as one advances in years, one feels obliged, by that sclerosis of the tastes which is apt to occur in old age, to abandon the world to its accumulated errors, and retire upon the superiority of the ir revocable past. At such moments it appears that there are no such novels as there once were, that fiction is not at all the thing it used to be 'yet from tim^to time amidst the flatter ing despair in which one attributes to oneself a share of that vanished su periority, one has surprises of excel lence in contemporary work. Some unlmagined writer, hitherto quite un read, presents himself in a book per haps unwillingly borrowed and pro vokes one to inquiry about the man who wrote it. He could not have written that story only: he must have done others, better qr worse1, and one goes on reading as many of his books as one can lay one's hands on.—Wil liam Dean Kowells in the North American Review. A. West Shipping by Way of Canftl. Since the Panama can$l was opened there have been a few Surprises, es pecially In the source of some of the freight shipped by that route. The Scientific American notes that a con siderable proportion is coming from as far west as Ohio, being sent to N«»-sr' -York ral^ for shipment through the canal to San Francisco. As an instance of this 15,000 tons of wrought iron pipe were shipped in this way from Youngstown,' O. It wonld have cost 65* cents -a hundred weight to send it by all rail it cost 48 cents a hundredweight by way of New York and the canal. From Indiana canned com is bethg sent to the pacific coast through the canal and from Alabama, via Jtfe&r Orleans, cast Iron pipe is going, r*?