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WORTH MOUNTAINS H- OF COLD During Change of Life, says Mrs. Chas. Barclay Graniteville, "Vt. "I was passing tbrouph the Change of Life and suffered from nervousness and other annoyin g symptoms, and I can truly say that LydiaE.Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound has proved worth mountains of gold to me, as it restored my health and strength. I never forget to tell my friends what LvdiaE. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has done for me Annnc this trnnor reriod. ComDlete restoration to health means so much to me that for the sake of other suffer ing women I am willing to make my trouble public so you -may publish, this letter." Mrs. Chas. Bahclay, B-F.D.,Graniteville, Vt. No other medicine for woman's Ills has received such wide-spread and un qualified endorsement. 5 o other med icine we know of has such a record Of cures of female ills as has Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. For more than 30 years it has been curing female complaints such as Inflammation, ulceration, local weak nesses, fibroid tumors, irregularities, periodic pains, backache, indigestion and nervous prostration, and it is unequalled for carrying women safely through the period of change of life. It costs but little to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and, as Mrs. Barclay says.it is "worth moun tains of gold " to suffering women. The Friend Your new patent medi cine seems to have gained a great rep utation for curing people. To what do you attribute Its great curative powers? The Boss To extensive and Judi cious advertising. Pipe Gives Cadet Typhoid. Midshipman Smith, who was strick en with typhoid fever on the Indiana at Plymouth, England, contracted the disease. It is said, from smoking a briar used nearly a year ago by his roommate at Annapolis who had a bad case of typhoid. This theory is taken as proof that concentrated nicotine cannot destroy a typhoid germ. The medical department of the navy will examine into the theory with-the re sult that midshipmen of the future may confine themselves to their own pipes. Located. Old Gentleman (to waiter) Can you tell me if my wife is here? Waiter Yes, sir, eighth hat to the left. Fliegeude Blaetter. feast. only of up LACK OF MONEY Was a Godsend In This Case. It is not always that a lack of cars money Is a benefit. A lady of Green Forest, Ark., owes her health to the fact that she could not pay in advance the fee demand ed by a specialist to treat her for tomach trouble. In telling of her case she says: "I had been treated by four differ ent puysicians during 10 years of tomach trouble. Lately I called on another who told me he could not cure me; that I had neuralgia of the stom ach. Then I went to a specialist who told me I had catarrh of the stomach and said he could cure me in four months but would have to have his money down. - I could not raise the necessary sum and in my extremity I was led to quit coffee, and try Postum. "So I stopped coffee and gave Post tm a thorough trial and the results have been magical. I now sleep well at night, something I had not done for a long time; the pain in my stom ach is gone and I am a different woman. - T dreaded to quit coffee, because very (time I had tried to stop it I suf fered from severe headaches, so I con tinued to drink it although I had rea son to believe it was injurious to me, and was the cause of my stomach trouble and extreme nervousness. But when I had Postum to shift to it was different. "To my surprise I did not miss cof fee when I began to "drink Postum. "Coffee had been steadily and sure ly killing me and I didn't fully realize what was doing It . until I quit and changed to- Postum." Ever read the absw lettert A mi n appear from tiwe to tine. Thy n (alMk true, ut run el mmm fxtssvs-c. i OF COURSE. j ULACHAN?" The old Indian turned his face from the camp fire ana fixed his bead-black eyes on mine. - "Oulachan," I re peated. "Why do men call you Oulachan?" He turned his wrin kled face to the fire again and we sat awhile in. silence. Then, in the deep gutturals and short, broken words of his native tongue, he told me. ' "Many summers ago," he said, "the teepees of my father's tribe stood where we sit tonight. The white man was not hre then" he pointed up the river toward Kelso "the wood3 and the open were the Indian's. The Indian hunted and fished and was happy. But white men came up the big river in canoes and they brought with them the black death. Warriors, klootchmen, pappooses, all alike sick ened. Many died. ' When the rain and the winter came, no deer meat, no fish hung beside the teepees. For when the frost drove the black death away, the hunters were weak. They could not go to the woods for deer, and the salmon had passed on up the little river. The Indian was very hungry. The klootchmen and the pappooses cried for meat. And when the Indian was ready to fold his blan ket around him and lie down to the long sleep, the Great Spirit saw and sent food. From the north It came, from under the" frozen water. Swim ming together. A long rope 'big many suns long. Many little fish swim ming at the bottom of the big wa ter ''the Pacific "along the bottom of the big river" the Columbia. "They came here to the mouth of the little river" he pointed to the Cowlitz flowing past us in the darkness to the Columbia "and here they came to the top of the- water. My father saw il!Tv':t..?..-M-f - r . e ?t- -:,.r:y them and shouted, "Oulachan." Hunters x and klootchmen went Into the water and caught the oulachan with their hands. 'Oulachan.' they shouted. They made potlach and were filled. In that hour was I born. My name is Oulachan." The oulachan still runs in the Cowlitz and every year there is a feast, but it is a feast for white men; the Indian tribes have Vanished from the river. During the early months of win ter Portland and all the cities and towns within reach of the fishing grounds look forward to the In the old days when Portland was the market fishermen scrambled for the first the run. . A wild race of the deep-laden boats the Columbia followed, and the first boatload , to reach the market sold, smelt for silver, weiit for weieht. But since railroads and refrigerator haveput smelt fishing on the basis of a practical industry, the first run of the oulachan does not bring more than 20 cents the pound in the northwestern retail markets, though the very first to arrive are eagerly sought at prices some what higher. Known commercially as the Columbia river smelt, the king of pan fish has several names. Ichthyologists classify it as thleichthys pacificus, of the smelt family. The Indians of the Colum bia river region knew It as oulachan and the pio neer fishermen called it the Eskimo candle fish. In shape it resembles the smelt of the eastern states and Europe, brt its rich yet delicate and sweet flavor places it far above them in the esti mation of the epicures. Indeed, enthusiasts insist that as a pan fish it is superior to trout of any kind. For unnumbered years the oulachan has made the Cowlitz river its spawning ground and of course the Columbia river Indians were the first to use it for food. During the runs they caught the fish in vast quantities, drying - and smoking them, and dried, actually used them for light In their teepees. For so much is- the oulachan in oil that, with a strip of bark run through it, the dried fish will burn with a clear flame from nose to tail. .- In the early months of the northwestern win ter the oulachan gather- in -uncountable millions at some unknown spot in Bering sea and begin . their southward swim. Always close to the ocean bed. traveling in the form of a monster rope miles In . length, they pass all the river and fiord open ings along the coast until the mouth of the Co lumbia is reached. Then, so closely hugging the river-bottom that kill nets -are all but useless, . to reach them, they make for the Cowlitz. A few miles up from the mouth of that, river they strike the shallower water, and come within easy reach of the waiting fishermen. From Indian times until the - great catch of last season the method of .fishing has been the same. A boat or a canoe to fish from, and a dip net with a long handle for fishing tackle, are all - fA' ' Jyij citcm s i - ' ' I It li '" "" i)i I . - - 7" Jhim lit' 'Vrs - ' si that is necessary. One does not even need the dip net to catch a "mess," for the river is literally alive with ou lachan and children oft en bail them out of the water with tin cans, get ting half fish and half water. ' Where the wa ter is shallow enough they can even be caught with the bare hands, as their skin is not slimy when in the water The run Is . .'ways . heralded far down the Columbia by flocks of eagles, gulls and hawks, following in the wake of the living rope of fish and picking up the dead as they come to the surface. Then the fish ermen gather by hundreds in their boats along the fishing grounds and feel along the bottom with the pole ends of their dip nets. When the pole strikes the small, wriggling bodies swim ming along the river bottom in solid phalanx, it is simply dip and fill, empty the net into the boat, dip and fill again, until the boat can hold no more. There is not much sport about it. It is just about as exciting as clam digging and requires no more skill. Quantity caught, and quickness in dipping one's boat full to the gun-. wales of flapping little fish are the smeltv fisher man's ideals of sport'. And during the runs fish ermen, fish eaters and even the eternally gob bling seagulls alike become sated. When the gulls are at all hungry the fishermen amuse themselves by tossing up smelt for the gulls to catch in the air. A seagull on the wing will grab a fish by the middle or tail, toss and reverse it in air, and gulp it down head first in the wink of an eye. ' Most of the fishing is done at night. Daylight seems to scatter the fish, but even in daytime during the height of the season the fishermen keep at their work with good results. As a rule, there are two men to each boat and the craft are filled irf an incredibly short time. One night last season two Kelso men filled a power launch to its capacity of 2,250 pounds in 45 minutes, or at the rate of 50 pounds a minute, and catches of 10,000 pounds in one day and night were fre quent. While the Cowlitz river is the only constant spawning ground, the oulachan has been known to run up. the Lewis and the Sandy. At the time of the run up the Lewis, 14 years ago, there was only a small run of male fish in the Cowlitz, and the fishermen made their season's catch in the Lewis. About once in eight years there is a run up the Sandy, apparently independent of the Cowlitz run, as the number In that river is not. lessened. At the time of the last run In the Sandy a party of Portland men went out with dip nets. One man lost his dip net but found an old, rusty, discarded bird cage. He ' tied it to the end of a pole and scored an equal catch with the others. During the same run farmers drove their wagons into the stream, dipped them full of fish ' and hauled load after load to their or chards to use as fertilizer. Pork sold in the Portland market some months later bad a dis tinctly fishy flavor and - revealed the fact that some of the thrifty agriculturists : had fed smelt to their hogs. Last season the Cowlitz river was the spawn ing ground of the greatest run of smelt ever known by fishermen who have been In the busi ness over twenty years. At the season's close the river had yielded over 10,000,000 pounds, or 5,000 tons of oulachan, and as the fish average about eight to the pound 80,000,000 of them went the way of the market and the frying pan. The fishing grounds of the Cowlitz are prac tically the only ones where the oulachan can be caught in paying quantities. On the Columbia some few are caught by gill netters. But the river is deep and for the most part the fish swim beyond the reach of the widest net. Even when caught they have to be picked one by one out of the meshes, so putting the gill netter out of competition with the Cowlitz man and his greedy, long-handled dipper. The grounds extend but eight or ten miles in the Cowlitz. Before Kelso was on the map the best' location Is said to have been directly opposite where the Northern Pa cific depot now stands, but the growth of the town has driven the fish farther up and the best catches are now made two miles above this point. Between the small floating docks ; of the town and the fishing grounds boats ply day and night during the runs, going upstream empty and re turning laden with ' fish. Over 500 boats are em ployed In the Industry, about 75 of them power boats. It seems strange that the oulachan, so far superior to the eastern smelt, has never reached the eastern markets. The fish are packed in 50-pound boxes for shipment and the earlier catches sell in the wholesale market at from J2.60 to $5.00 the box; but in the height of the season the ordinary fisherman gets only about $50 for 200 boxes 10,000 pounds. On the river are several men who buy at these prices from other fishermen, maintain boats of their own and ship, direct to retail markets. Portland has wholesale buyers on the ground, and probably the greater part of the retail trade Is supplied through them. At Kelso smelt have been shipped as far east as Wisconsin. The fishermen say that with cold storage facilities the output could be greatly increased. Canning In the form ol sardines has never been tried, though in the opinion of experts the fish so treated would dis count the imported sardine. The market Is usu ally demoralized early in the five 'months' sea son by schoolboys, who go out, load up a few boats with fish and become an easy mark for Buyers. Often, too, Greeks and Italians come up the river In boats, stay a day or two and sell their fish for' whatever they can get, and the men regularly engaged In the trade want to make it a licensed one, on this account. The growing output of the oulachan would seem, on the face of it, to demand a Gifford Pin chot on the fish commission. But the supply increases year after year with the demand and apparently knows no limit. Last year's run broke all records and the Cowlitz smelt fisher is looking forward in happy confidence to the coming winter, when the deeps and shallows of the streams will again be filled with oulachan. Sad Blow. "Was she overcome by her husband's sudden death?" "Oh, yes. She had Just bought half . a dozen new ball gowns.""; Birmingham Age-Herald. Soaring. "She married an old man who is very "I went one better on that. I married a ayiator who is a millionaire. Pele Mele. rich." young Hard to Convince. Little Tommy, (eldest .of the family, at dinner) Mamma, why don't ybu. help me before Ethel" Mamma Ladies must always come first. Tommy (triumphantly) Then why was I toon before Ethel? Tit-Bits. Ella Fontine Is your knee tired, dear? Slenderly It must be, pet; it's gone to sleep. IN AGONY WITH ECZEMA "No tongu can tell how I suffered for five years with Itching and bleed ing eczema, until I was cured by the Cuticura Remedies, and I am so grate ful I want the world to know, for what helped me will help others. My body and face were covered with, sores. One day It would seem to be better, and then break out again with the most terrible pain and itching. I have been . sick several times, but never in my life did I experience such awful suffering as with this eczema. I had made up my mind that death was near at hand, and I longed for that time when I would be at rest. I had tried many different doctors and medt cines without success, and my mother brought me the Cuticura Remedies, in sisting that I try them. I began to led better after the first bath with Cuticura Soap, and one application of Cuticura Ointment. "I continued with the Cuticura; Soap and Cuticura Ointment, and have taken four bottles of Cuticura Resolv ent, and consider myself well. This was nine years ago and I have had no return of the trouble since. Any person having any doubt about this "vonderful cure by the Cuticura Reme dies can write to my address. Mrs. Altie Etson, 93 Inn Road, Battle Creek; Mich., Oct. 16, 1909." The Stylish Fisherman. One of the guests at a fashionable summer resort in West Virginia got himself up in his best "fishing togs" and started along a certain mountain stream. Meeting a native, he asked: "Here, my good man! Kindly tell me whether It would be worth my while to try fishing In this vicinity." - The native regarded him scornfully. "The fishin' ain't good," he finally said, "but I ain't informed as to how you values your time." LIpplncott's. Not He. The fare at this hotel. is fierce;" "Eut the scenery is sublime." "The landlord doesn't deserve any credit for that." Best men are molded out of faults. Shakespeare. Evidences of Wealth. "I wish we had a piano; I'd like to impress those people." "Show 'em the piece of beef you've got In the refrigerator." DO TOUR CLOTHES LOOK TELLOWf If so, use Red Cross Ball Blue. It will make them white as snow. 2 oz. package 5 cents. If a man amounts to anything in a small town he soon begins to think he would amount to more in a big town. OonsUpmttoii causes and sriiotialy aegraTats naof alsnases. It la tborotigttlT cured by iJr. Plane's PeUeU. Tiny suar-coaled granules. A fool can always find another fool to admire him. .THE KEYSTONEi TO HEALTH IS HOSTETTEITS . STOMACH BITTERS When the disrestion is bad vou need something that will not only relieve but will strengthen the' di gestive organs and assist them back to their normal condition. This calls for the Bitters first of all. Trv it. remember ihis it may save your life. Cathartics, bird shot and cannon ball pills tea spoon doses of cathartic medicine all depend on irritation of the bowels -until they sweatenough to move. Cas eurets strengthen the bowel muscles so they creep and crawl naturally. This means a cure and only through' discards can vnn i r,. i m .t !l "- ' Cascarsts 10c box week's -treatment. All dmarriPts. BiBeei seller' a Um world tuiiiou txuua a montit. 1 i Ths dif sTinea