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Fifteen years ago I had an attack of
acute kidney trouble. I consulted a
physician who gave me medicine
which only relieved me for a time. Aft
er discontinuing his medicine my
trouble returned as severe as before.
Having heard of Swamp-Root I gave
it a trial and can honestly state that
three dollar bottles cured me, never
having any sickness In fifteen years. I
have sold Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root as
druggist for many years and can
give the very best of recommendations
at all times.
You are at liberty to use this state
ment any time yon wish.
1219 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kans.
With Grand View Drug Co.
State of Kansas I
County of Wyandotte ( BB
On this 11th day of August, 1909,
personally appeared before me, W. C.
Summers, who subscribed to the with
in statement and made oath that the
same is true In substance and In fact.
Charles Wasos,
Notary Public.
LMUr to
Blwgh tea, H. T.
Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For Yon
Send to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham
ton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. It will
convince anyone. You will also re
ceive a booklet of valuable informa
tion, telling all about the kidneys and
bladder. When writing, be sure and
mention this paper. Regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar size bottles for sale at
all drug stores.
He She is so artificial.
She Yes, artificiality seems natural
to her.
"I, the undersigned, cannot give
Enough praise to the Cuticura Rem
edies. I had been doctoring for at
ileast a year for eczema on my foot. I
Shad tried doctor after doctor all to
no avail. When a young girl I sprained
my ankle three different times, paying
little or no attention to it, when five
years ago a small spot showed upon
my left ankle. I was worried and sent
for a doctor. He said it was eczema.
He drew a small bone from the ankle
about the size of a match and about
an inch long. The small hole grew
to about the size of an apple, and the
eczema spread to the knee. The doc
tors never could heal the hole in the
ankle. The whole foot ran water all
the time.
"My husband and my sons were up
flight and day wheeling me from one
room to another in the hope of giving
me some relief. I would sit for hours
at a time in front of the fireplace
hoping for daybreak. The pain was
so intense I was almost crazy, in fact,
I would lose my reason for hours at
a time. One day a friend of mine
dropped in to see me. No more had
she glanced at my foot than she ex
claimed: 'Mrs. Finnegan, why in the
world don't you try the Cuticura Rem
edies!' Being disgusted with the doc
tors and their medicines, and not be
ing able to sleep at all, I decided to
give the Cuticura Soap and Cuticura
- Ointment a trial. After using them
three days that night I slept as sound
as a silver dollar for eight long hours.
I awoke In the morning with but very
little pain, in fact, I thought I was
In heaven. After using the Cuticura
Remedies for three months I was per
fectly restored to health, thanks to
the Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I
will be sixty-four years of age my
next birthday, hale and hearty at pres
ent." (Signed) Mrs. Julia Finnegan,
2234 Hebert St, St. Louis, Mo., Mar.
7, 1911." Although Cuticura Soap and
Ointment are sold by druggists and
dealers everywhere, a sample of each,
with 32-page book, will be mailed
free on application to "Cuticura,
Dept. 12 K. Boston.
Association of Ideas.
"Yon have a great many flies and
mosquitoes, said the rather super
cilious girl.
"Yep," replied Farmer Corntossel.
"I don't like to mention it, but I've
noticed every year that flies, mos
quitoes and summer boarders all ap
pears to be. on hand at the same
Serious Business.
Madge Was George fooling while
you were playing golf?
Marjorie Gracious, I hope not!
Why. I accepted him. Lippincott's. "
Accidents. Bums. Scalds. Sdi
Brui!cs, Bumps, Cuts. Wounds, all are
fminful. Hamlins Wizard-'Oil draws out
she inflammation and (rives instant relief.
Bton't wait for the accident. Buy it now.
rmi : : ns
MADE the 300 miles
journey up to David,
the capital of the
Province of Chiriqui,
in a coasting steamer
of the house-boal
type, with open lowei
desk and galvanized
iron roof over all
20 feet out of water
and only 6 feet draft
with fuU load.
David was founded
somewhat more than
a century ago by the
the first of the Pana
man Obaldias, who
created a princely
royal grant of land.
-'i The noblest work of God is man, but
you can't make some married womec
fcelleve It.
estate from a
Mangote, situated about 8 miles from
the town, is now in the hands of his
great-grandsons, whose father was
lately president of the republic. Be
fore the revolutionary days many
Chiricano landowners maintained a
lordly estate in peace and prosperity.
David is an attractive place, clean
and orderly as a Dutch burg and pic
turesque as a Tyrolean hamlet. Along
the broad, drab lengths of the streets
are lined modest dwellings with
whitewashed walls, red-tiled roofs, and
blue and green doors and window
shutters. The most pretentious resi
dences are no more than two-storied
frame structures, with 10 -rooms at
most and a patio in the rear. Of the
6,000 inhabitants perhaps 60 are "well
to do," in the conventional sense of
the phrase. The remainder are super
latively poor, measured by the stand
ard of dollars and cents, but passing
ncn in fact by reason of having
everything that they need and probably all they
desire. Everyone seems to secure an easy live
lihood, but precisely how is difficult to determine.
A hard worker is not to be seen, but neither is
a beggar nor a vagrant, and the municipality does
not boast any such institution as an almshouse.
However, the matter is divested of much of Its
mystery when one considers that land as prolific
as any in the world is to be had for the taking,
and a man's outfit of clothing consists of three
pieces straw hat. shirt, and cotton trousers
while a woman gets along very well with one gar
ment, and children are not encumbered to that
Although the dry season was well-nigh spent,
everything looked fresh and green the morning
that I galloped out upon the llano on my way to
Divala. My moso, a long, lean fellow with a
melancholy visage, followed at a pace which he
never varied, but which later experience taught
me could always be depended on to bring him
up with me at the end of a ride. Man never
possessed a less appropriate name than his.
Pantaleon "panther lion" was possibly be
stowed upon him In a spirit of irony. He was
profoundly self-possessed and had the commend
able characteristic of confining his attention to
his own business and just so much of his em
ployer's as properly concerned him.
Before us stretched one of the llanos, which
lie, like grassy islands in a forest sea, at intervals
all along the Pacific slope of the Cordillera. For
6 miles onward and 2 on either side of us the
ground extended in-a sweep as level as a billiard
table and as green. With its thick covering of
jenjebrillo, the tract looked ' strikingly like a bit
of the blue-grass country of Kentucky. Here-and
there a wild fig or a ceibo threw its heavy-leafed
branches wide, affording grateful shelter for. man
and beast. On every side the close ranks of the
forest trees hemmed the- llano in, and away be
yond In our front rose the jabbed teeth- of the
sierra, with the smoking cone of El Volcan pro
jecting beyond the ruck.
A well-worn crack indicates the shortest route
to the point where the road enters the forest.
We keep it in sight for the sake of preserving
our bearing, otherwise one might ride unrestrain
edly on the darkest night over this flat expanse,
unbroken by gullies and devoid of burrows. In
fact. I have crossed It at a hand gallop in a
downpour of rain, when my horse's ears were not
distinguishable and the blurred lights of David
made a lurid beacon patch In the distance.
These llanos are the "commons' of the people
the poor man's grazing ground. We pass small
herds of from 10 to 20 head, nibbling the herbage,
which Is ample for sustenance but not sufficiently
rich and plentiful to condition them for market.
Scattered over the range are a few mares, with
foals at their heels. In this country they ride
and work only the male horses, leaving the fe
males constantly at grass. This is obviously a
bad system, for it retards hereditary transmission
and results In the development of serviceable
qualities on one side only. . The animals are un
dersized and the breed poor, the best strain being
derived from Peruvian stallions. Despite his un
promising appearance, however, the Panamanian
pony is apt to surprise you with a wonderful dis
play of stamina. I have been carried fifty-odd
miles by one in twelve hours and found him fit
for a good day's journey the next morning. Tbey
are easy-going beasts, with a single-foot gait, and
tf one will be content to ride them In the manner
to rhicb they are accustomed, quite as service-)
able. J the average mount to be picked up in
Central or South America. It Is distinctly advis
able, however, to get rid of the greasy hair bridle
of the country,- even though io better substitute
than a piece of clean rope Is available. Failure
to take this precaution once cost me a sore hand .
-f which I was not cured for weeks. .
' Now and again a traveler jogs by, with a met
ered "Buenos dias" a salutation that Is never
mltted by man,, woman or child. The rider
ears a conical straw "hat, a cotton sliirt. flap
'ns; fre in the wind.-'.and a pair of blue Jeans.
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Bare feet are stuck in the wooden stirrups. He
and his steed are festooned with bags, baskets
and packages, the tout ensemble suggesting an
itinerant Christmas tree. Stuck under the saddle
flap, or elsewhere beyond ready reach, is a rifle
or shotgun, of ancient make, probably unservice
able, and almost certainly unloaded. Everyone
goes armed upon the road.
Occasional reminders of less peaceful times
are seen in a small wooden cross set in the
ground and surrounded by a rude rail fence, indi
cating the spot where some unfortunate met a
violent death in the commission of a crime. Pan
taleon rode alongside as I approached one of
these unconsecrated burying places that contained
two crosses. With emotionless precision he told
the grizzly tale of two compadres who had fallen
out and here had fought to the death with their
Compadres are bosom companions, bound by a
bond closer than that of brotherhood.- Only a
woman can break that tie, and when compadre
turns . against compadre hell knows no greater
bitterness. These two hacked each other until
they fell, gasping and bleeding, and foaming at
the mouth, still jabbing with waning strength.
They were found dead, locked In each other's
arms. Perhaps at the very last the spirit of com
padreship returned to soothe their passing.
I put this reflection to Pantaleon, but he de
clared It more likely that they died cursing each
other and thinking of the girl. My own conclu
sion pleased me better, but I felt bound to defer
to my moso's superior knowledge of the charac
teristics of his countrymen.
Presently the road entered the monte, and we
rode between wooden walls reinforced by heavy
undergrowth. At long intervals we passed small
clearings where the settler had cut over the
ground, burned the debris where It fell, and scat
tered his seed with a careless, confident hand.
The machete is the universal agricultural imple
ment. A plow has never been seen in the coun
try. Cultivation is neglected as an unnecessary
trouble. Withal, harvests are bounteous and re
cur with the infallible regularity of the solar sys
tem. I saw fields of sugar cane that had yielded
rich crops for fifteen unbroken seasons, and a
piece of land which has stood in corn contin
uously for half a century.
All over the Pacific slope of Chiriqui is a top
soil, from 6 to 20 feet thick, formed by the vol
ages from the mountain sides. It is rich as any
in the world, but not one-hundred-thousandth part
of it has been turned to the account of man.
Outside of David, the population is less than four
to the square mile. Apart from a score of cattle
raisers and coffee growers, no man produces more
than enough to meet his needs, whilst markets at
their very doors are crying aloud for the poten
tial products of the province. Panama is paying
high prices for Jamaican fruit and Cuban sugar
and American tobacco, whilst these and many oth
- er Imported commodities can be grown within
her borders.
The pathetic mystery of It is that tens of thou
sands are slaving in city" sweatshops and facto
ries, or painfully wringing a living from a reluc
tant soil, when land unlimited lies waiting to
richly reward any man who will cast a handful of
" seed upon it. -
Ten miles out from David we came to AlanJe,
a pueblo of only a few hundred In
habitants, but a place of considera
tion in this sparsely settled country.
There are no hotels in the interior,
nor is there need for them where ev
ery door is open to the wayfarer. The
first glance around the plaza of
Alanje will decide the discriminating
stranger to head for the comfortable
looking frame house on the south
side, with its inviting veranda. Should
he not immediately take that direc
tion, the little cura. in his long black
robe, is likely to come to the door and
shout a welcome.
The mid-day breakfast at the cural
was an excellent meal, reinforced by
good wine and superb coffee. The
pleasures of the occasion were height
ened by the entertaining remarks of
my lively host. He was very young
and very optimistic, quite content
with his lot and properly impressed
with the importance of his work. It
appeared to me that his life must be
a lonely and monotonous one, but he
did not share my view of it. He was
the only man of any education in the village, but
two highways and several byways converge at
Alanje, and every few days he might look for a
passij visit from some intelligent traveler. His
duties occupied three or four hours of the day
and the rest of the time he filled in with study,
for his ambition pointed to advancement in his
calling, whilst his environment had awakened an
inherent taste for natural history.
We left the table to walk over to the church,
with its curious detached tower. I asked for the
records. With righteous indignation blazing in his
eyes, the little cura laid before me a pile of leather-covered
manuscripts, molded, worm-eaten, and
torn. Not a page was intact, hardly two consecu
tive lines legible.
"Such neglect Is crime," said my host, fer
vently. "I need hardly say that the damage was
beyond arrest when these came into my hands."
I fully appreciated his feelings. Indeed, I dare
say that my own regret was the keener. Alanje
is older than David. In fact, its history merges
with the times of the Conquistadores and there is
no knowing what wondrous tales may be hidden
in those sadly mutilated documents.
"Our church has a legend," remarked the cura,
leading me to a large alcove on the left of the
chancel. Drawing aside a curtain, he revealed a
life sized painting of the Christ in his final agony.
It was evidently the work of an artist, but did
not betray extraordinary ability.
"I don't know when this came here, but it was
certainly before the present generation." the
cura explained, with a slight show of embarrass
ment. "The story goes that one evening a
strapger came to the village and, declining shel
ter 'elsewhere, begged to be locked alone in the
church over night. His request was granted.
When the curious villagers came early In the
morning to look for him he had gone, and the pic
ture, with the paint fresh and wet, hung where
you see it."
I looked at the little cura questioningly.
"Oh, I don't know," he said, with a shame
faced smile and a shrug of the shudders. "At
any rate, my people believe the story firmly, and
it does them no harm."
On the road between Alanje and Divala we
crossed several streams. Ai better watered coun
try than this could not well be imagined.
Divala is a little settlement of 50 to 60 huts
and, perhaps, 300 inhabitants, who are entirely
dependent upon the ranch and insure it a con
stant supply of labor. The people cultivate little
patches, from which they derive almost all the
foodstuffs they need. A few weeks' work in the
year at 60 cents a day will produce enough money
for clothing and a moderate indulgence in the
luxuries that are to be had at the village trading
Divala is 15 miles from anywhere, but the most
unlikely place to look for an American family in
a bungalow that has the appearance of having
been transplanted from a New Jersey suburb.
Mrs. Wilson has lived in this out-of-the-way cor
ner of the earth for five years, and has had the
companionship of her infant during the ' past
eighteen months. There is not a woman of her
own race within 40 miles. This is isolation, in
deed, and I suspected that she must find it irk
some, though she would not admit as much.
- Twelve years ago Leslie Wilson came out from
California and settled in the neighborhood of Di
vala with half a dozen Americans and Britishers.
Thus the settlement of Divala was formed and a
large proportion of the ranch turned into Potrero
without a penny of outlay. The disturbed condi
tion of the country reduced the prices of all prop
erty, and Wilson was able to' buy the nucleus of
his stock at very low figures.
The owner of Divala has worked hard and in
telligently for ten years on the improvement of
his property. Today he has 5.000 acres of as fine
land as any in Chiriqui. well stocked and - fur
nished with all the necessary buildings- The
ranch is easily worth $50,000. Not a bad result
of an enterprise, started twelve years ago. with
$200 capital, ; "
How to Prevent Them.
The 8 kin and its millions of pore
are open to every form of contagion,
from the accidental cut. sore, scald or
burn, or the appearance of boils, car
buncles or felons, to the more serious
diseases of the skin. It is not neces
sary to more than suggest that every
family and every one, carry, ready for
Immediate use. the world's great
standard skin remedy Resinol . Oint
ment. This ointment. Indorsed and
recommended by thousands of physi
cians, nurses and experts, remains th
standard of standards. It Is scientifi
cally compounded from natural ingre
dients, each one, and all together,
particularly adapted to the skin. It
Is put np in screw-top opal containers,
selling for -fifty cents and a dollar, ac
cording to size. Resinol Ointment is
as easy to apply as cold cream. It Is
utterly Impossible for It to harm the
most delicate skin, for It contains only
the highest grade of remedial agents,
without even a trace of mercury or
lead, or any other poison. The oint
ment Is sold by all druggists. Sam
ple sent free If you will mention De
partment No. 51. Resinol Chemical
Co., Baltimore, Md.
Judge You should have known be
ter than drive fast while crossing that
bridge; aldn't you see the sign "Walk
your horses?"
Prisoner Dat's right, Jedge; but
dem was mules what I were driving.
Cured By Doan's Kidney Pills After
Doctors Gave Up Hope.
J. Li. Richardson, Red Key, Ind..
says: "For five months I was con
fined to my bed, a helpless invalid. I
almost went crazy. Twenty-five hours
passed without a pas
sage of the urine.
The doctors began to
take the water from
me with a catheter.
They did this once a
day for fifty days.
Finally my doctor
told me my time was
up. The next day a
friend advised me to take Doan's Kid
ney Pills. When I had used five
boxes, I got out of bed and improved
until entirely well. For five years I
have not had the slightest trouble."
"When Your Back Is Lame, Re
member the Name DOAN'S." 50c. a
box at all stores. Foster-Milburn Co,
Buffalo, N. Y.
The Awakening.
Dignified mother of prospective
bride (to social editor) And little
Dorotha, sister of th bride, who is to
be flower girl, will be dressed like a
Dresden shepherdess, with golden
crook festooned with rosebuds and
Young voice from the stairway
Ma, where Is the washrag? Judge.
Constipation causes and aggravates many
serious diseases. It is thoroughly cured by
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. The favor
ite family laxative.
The spoke of the, wheel which creak
eth most, doth not bear the greatest
burden in the cart. Thomas Fuller.
Smokers find Lewis Single Binder 5a
cigar better quality than most 10c cigars.
When a cyclone gets busy with a
man's property it's an awful blow.
Too much depends
upon the stomach
to allow this condi
tion to continue.
You can tone,
strengthen and in
vigorate the stom
ach, liver and
bowels by the use of
art 'fSi
. kfor Coughs

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