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PAWPAW DRIVES OUT DYSPEPSIAo It Cures Indigestion, Nervousness and SleepSes^nsss. TRADEMARK. Phvsic i a n s will tell you that indigestion is responsible for more dis-1 tress and suf fering than al most anything. else. It is brought on by improper foods, by^ eat ing too fast, by ? overeating, or | by an acid con dition of the stomach. When it becomes chronic it is dyspepsia and an unhappy, ir ritable, despondent, nervous and sleepless conditi6n is the result. There are very few people free from Dyspepsia of a more or less trouble some nature. Happily my Paw-Paw is making the number less daily.? MUX YON. Are you distressed after eating? Does the food you eat seem to lie like a ball at the pit of your stom ach ? Does your stomach seem bloated after eating and full of gas? Do you have dizziness and a heavy headache as though your head weighed a ton? Do you have what is commonly called Sour Stomach, or Heartburn, with water coming into the mouth ? J Do you have throbbing or palpi tating of the heart? Do you have pain under the shoulder blades or in the chest? Are you nervous, irritable, de-1 spondent and sleepless? If you have any of these symp-1 loms you have indigestion?possibly dyspepsia. You are not digesting J your food properly and the stomach needs help. A few bottles?maybe one bottle?of Munyon's Paw-Paw will set you right. It will cure your indigestion, or other form of dys pepsia or stomach trouble. It will tone up the nerves and bring back.] appetite and sleep. Hundreds of your neighbors have j been rid of dyspepsia, nervousness j Bnd sleeplessness by Munyon's Paw- j Paw. There is no reason why you should suffer or be distressed an-1 other day. Munyon's Paw-Paw (large) bottle,? $1.00: Paw-Paw Laxative Pills, 25c. a bottle. At all druggists'. 1 A Shield is protection. The Shield of Quality is more? it's a guarantee the mantle is a genuine Welsbach. Five kinds? 15, 20, 25, 30. 35c. All Dealers. ! 54 ?///////m< V 439 N Seventh N St. N.W. S s ?"?n the Burner ^ ? WWWWVX Apply ?PAtenci-r department. POST A". TELEGRAPH OOMPANY, 1845 Pennsylvania av?. a.v. r 424 CONSTIPATION ' For over nine years I suffered with chronic con stipation Miid during this time I had to takt* an Injection of warm water once every 24 hours u*fore I could lave an action on my bowels. Happily I tried Ca? arets. and today I am a we'll man. Dur ing the n.ne j-earu before I used Cascarets I suffer ed untold misery with tufrnal piles. Thanks to fom I au free from all that this mornlug. Too ran uee this in behalf of suffering humanity." B. F. Fisher. Roanoke, HI. Best for l The G>o*v?to ^ taftccoeto CANDY CATmumC P>ra?aot, Palatable, Poteut. Taste Good, Do Guod. Newer Sicken. Weaken or Gripe. Hie.. 25c.. 5oc. N'erer sold in bulk. The K<*uuiue tablet ?tamped OOC Guaranteed to cure or your mutie? bark STERLING RE1CSDY CO., Chicago or X. Y. 603 Annual Sale. Ten Million Boxes. 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She has be<?n so busy planning, has been so absorbed with her social duties, her work has been so con tinuous, that she scarcely allowed herself a mo ment's relaxation. She has neglected her health and. where her food formerly seemed to nourish, now she has but little appetite and ??ren what she does eat does not seem to do any good. If you should ask her what the trouble Is, she would say, "I am Just tired out.*' But the real cause Is constipation and Its resulting condition?bad blood. Just think what habitual neglect of the bowels means, sickness instead of good health; nervousness instead of vigor; cheerfulness replaced by depres sion, happiness by misery. A week's use of Smith's Pineapple and Butternut Pills In these cases will work wonders. They will regulate the functions of the liver and bowels, immediately unload the congestion, cure the constipation and cleanse the blood of impurities. It is pitiable to see women with no color in their cheeks, without ambition, always tired, with the exuberance and vivacity of youth sapped as by some dreaded vampire, just be cause nature has been neglected, the bowels have become sluggish and poisonous elements have been absorbed into the blood. Keep the bowels regu lar by using Smith's Pineapple and Butternut Pills. Never allow constipation or a torpid liver to de velop. A stitch in time will save mountains of misery: of bad feelings and depression. These lit tle pills are wonderful health givers. They are Nature's true laxative and a positive core for sick headache, constipation and biliousness in one night. 25 cents at all dealers. All genuine signed W. F. Smith. SmiTH'S BUCHU 1 A 1'OSITIVE CURE l'OR RHEUMATISM AND ALL FORMS OF KIDNEY AND BLADDER ILLS. AT A LI. DEALERS -25 CENTS. A O RE AT THE PEOPLE'S PRICE. Queen Victoria's Hair. ITS UREAT PROFUSION WAS ALWAYS A CAUSE OK WONDER Even at the age of 80 years. Queen Victoria'* hair w?? ? marvel of luxuriance. The court physi cian. following Prof. Uima's discovery, undoubt edly. treated her majesty's scalp with a germ destroy In* preparation, that *ai not made public. It la now known, however. that the remedy for dandruff, the germ-destroying element, la embodied In Newl.ro'* llcrplcide. I lie only hair preparation ou the market that dots destroy the dandruff germ Without dandruff, hair will grow profusely, and falling hair will stopped. "Destroy the cause, yon remove the effect." Hold by landing druggists. Set d Ilk-, tn stamp. for sample to The Herplctde Co., Detroit, Mich. EDWARD STE VENS. Nprclal Agent. I'th and I'a. are. BLOOD HUMORS Skin Humors Scalp Humors Speedily cured by Cuticura Soap, to cleanse the skin, Cuttcuri Ointment, to heal the skin, and CUTICURA PILLS To cool and cleanse the Mood, when die best physicians and all else f ail THE DECAY Of SPIUtt ItB egan With Reign of Philip and Mary. VAST EMPIRE NO MORE INJURIOUS EFFECT OF TOO MANY HOLIDAYS AND CIGARETTES. Trade and Labor Despised?Millions of Idlers?More Money Spent on Bull Kings Than Schools. BY WILLIAM E. CURTIS. Special Correspondence of Tha Erentag Star sod Chicago Kecord-lie raid. GRANADA. Spain, November 30 1??3. The reign of Ferdinand and Isabella is JSd lt? SoMen W ?> Sp.ln the kingdom did not reach the height of it prosperity and influence until- fifty J ears later under the rule of their gran ? Emperor Charles V, who was the S^atest monarch of his time, whose 6 " tended farther than those of the Roman empire, and Included more nations than Napoleon was able to subdue. Bu^he ,c?"" consolidation of the several petty kingdoms into which Spain had been divided and the subjugation of the Moors took place under Ferdinand and Isabella, and was due moie to the energy and ability of their prime ministers. Cardinals Mendoxa and Cisneros, and to the military genius of Gonsalvo de Cordoba, "El Gran Capltan," than to their royal master and mistress. Too Good for Ferdinand. Ferdinand was a weak person, a wishy washy. selfish. Jealous, narrow-minded bigot. Isabella was too good for him. She is one of the finest figures in all history. No woman ever carried more grace or more brains to a throne. Ferdinand was always a drag upon her. She was as energetic an as determined as Catherine the Great of Russia, without her vices; she was as great as Elizabeth of England, without her vanity and fickleness. Isabella was a wise, noble, far-sighted woman, and every man who wrote in her time elevates her to the high est pinnacle of virtue, piety and personal attractions. Peter Martyr, Ovedio and other writers of that date have left volum inous records and much Interesting Per" sonal gossip of the royal household, and fortunately their letters and journals have been preserved intact. We also have the letters written from Spain by several for eign ambassadors of that period, who grati fied the curiosity of their own sovereigns and courts by giving details of events and descriptions of persojis who were prominent upon the political stage in Spain. Isabella's Personal Appearance. From them we know that Isabella was a beautiful woman, with red hair?and you will remember that Cleopatra. Catherine II, Joan of Arc. Maria Theresa and several other eminent women who have Influenced the destinies of the world were also red headed. Perhaps there may be some con nection between the Intellect and the pig ments of the scalx> Washington Irving, who knew more about I Spanish history than any other of our writers, except his blind friend, Prescott. says that she was "well formed, of middle size, with great dignity and gracefulness of deportment and a mingled gravity and sweetness of demeanor. Her complexion was fair; her hair auburn. Inclining to red; her eyes were of a clear blue, with a be nign expression, and there was singular modesty In her countenance, gracing, as it did, wonderful firmness of purpose and earnestness of spirit." Isabella was born Appl 22. 1451, and mar ried Ferdinand of Aragon October 19, 14?>, when she was e'ghteen years old. Upon the death of her brother Henry she became . (jueen of Castile and Leon. She died in April, 1504. at the castle of Medina del Campn, which stands half ruined by the , s'de of the railway track twenty-five m.les | south of Valladolld, where Columbus died. Caesar Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander VI and brother of Lucretia Borgia, was confined for two years in the same castle. Made a "Mess" of Everything. Ferdinand V survived Isabella twelve years, dying January 23, 1516, and made a mess of everything he attempted after he lost her advice and counsel. He was King ( of Aragon. Naples and Sicily. Washington Irving represents him to be of m ddle stature, well proportioned, of active i habits and fond of athletic exercise. His complexion was ruddy, his hair was the i same color as h s wife's, his eyes were blue, clear and animated; his manners gracious, , his teeth white, small and .rregular; h!s voice sharp and his speech quick and fiuent. These two sovereigns were called "Catho lic" by Pope Alexander VI. who was also a Spaniard, because of their devotion to the church. They had three children, Dona Juanna, called "la loca" (the Insane), who in 1406 married Philip, Archduke of Aus tria. called "the handsome." by whom she i had two sons, Charles, afterward Emperor | Charles V, and Ferdinand, afterward Em peror of Germany. She never recovered her health after the birth of her second son. and ultimately lost her mtnd. She ruled over Spain, however, with n regency of Cardinal Clsneros for thirty-nine years. Isabella had a son called Juan, an ex- | ceedlngly pronrsing boy, who was educated | with great care for the succession. In 14?7 he married Princess Margaret of Austria, sister of Philip "the handsome," hs brother-in-law, and daughter of the Em- j peror Maximilian, but died five months | later, as I told you in a letter from Sala manca. The third child of Ferdinand and Isabella was Dona Isabella, who married the King of Portugal, but reigned only one year. Charles V. ( Thus the Catholic sovereigns were singu- | larly unfortunate in their children, but their grandson, Charles V of Germany, who j was also Charles I of Spain, became the| greatest man of his age. He was born in 1500 in Ghent. By the death of his father he feil heir to the throne of Austria and the Netherlands; by the death of his grand father. Ferdinand, to the crowns of Spatn and Naples, and by conquest he acquired much other territory, until he had in h s hands all the powerful kingdoms of Eu rope except France and England, and, at the same time, by d'scovery became pos sessed of the Amerlcin hemisphere. It was during his reign that the reformation started and made great progress In h's: German possessions, although he did his best to suppress It by v olent measures. His son. Philip II, in 1554 married "Bloody Mary" of England, and a fine pair they made. Charles at once transferred to his j son the crown of Naples; one year later | he gave him the crown of the Netherlands, and the next year the crown of Spain, when Charles retired to a monastery and 1 spent the last three years of his life In ab solute seclus:on. Beginning of Spain's Decay. Philip II and "Bloody Mary" succeeded to the greatest empire that was ever Inherited, and If they had shown less interest In the theological views of their subjects and more In their material and moral welfare; If they had been more tolerant and Just, they might have retained their authority. But Philip Impoverished his kingdom and lost much territory. With him the decay of Spain began; nor has that decay cea?ed until to day, and It still continues. Aad Spain will continue to be a dying nation as long as the present policy Is pursued by the govern ment and people. The trouble with Spain Is; 1. Too much pride. 2. Too much politics. 3. Too little respect for the dignity of labor. 4. Lack of enterprise. 5. Too many old-fashioned notions about the proper habits of a gentleman. 6. There are too many crowded monas teries and empty churches to support. 7. Too few schools. 8. Too many holidays. ?. Too many cigarettes. 10. Too much dishonesty in official clrclei of Holidays and Cigarette*. Perhaps I might property Include other Items In this enumeration of "what Is the matter with Spain V*- but these are the prin cipal evils, and tly p^pie will never ^ prosperous until th<^ lhange their habits and their notions eft til point, mentioned. For example, abour ofle-thlrd of the 385 days In the year are holidays. The earning power of the laboring ^awes h nwlly (rf time h,?tr??h ?*nt by thl# loss fiLh El' fe?">uch drinking and fighting that half rne laboring poDulatlon require an additional day to sleen nff tu effects of the oeMfrtta* P ?tt It may seem a ftmple thin* but It Is nevertheless a matter of great lmoor SpanUh workmaTrolls a^ garette every few minutes, and thus OverelnV,T'ew ^'1 valuable time Over in Gibraltar.'" whe*e ten or twelve RHH^"d 8panlard" arfi-employed by the British government, no holidays and no aires to" Rl!2,fed'raild any one who cares to study the question can find a l^h/^a<JrdIn2r^Tence ln the men. In the results of their labor and ln their character, their condition and their earn ings. They "get a white man's wages but a wh,te work." an the English boss put It to me. "and no dago nonsense is allowed." The success of this policy Indicates what might happen In Spain If the same practices were intro duced throughout the kingdom, but Span lards will tell you that a revolution would rollow if snch a thing were attempted. Another important point, which also may seem absurd, is the amount of time wasted in formalities, such as X told you about a day or two ago. No gentleman will intro duce business at his first call, but will come back the next day; nor Is it consid ered good form for a Spaniard to decide a question at the first interview. It will not do for him to agree to anything promptly. There must be nn overture to every opera. 1 That is the etiquet of the country and wastes no end of valuable time. Trade and Labor Despised. Then the old-fashioned ideas still pre- j vail that it is degrading for a man to have anything to do with labor or with trade, j Tradesmen have no social position. The farmer who raises wheat is engaged In an j honorablel occupation, but the miller who grinds it and the merchant who sells it are not. They are not gentlemen and can not be as long as they live. They must be born again before they can be admitted to good society. For this and other reasons young men will not go into business or engage in manufacturing, it is more honorab.'e to be a sponge or a loafer and spend their time gambling at the club. In Spanish families today the eldest son looks after the estate; and of the other sons, if there are so many, one gets a position under the government, another becomes a law yer, another a soldier, another a priest, or they become chronif loafers. Service in the army is more popular than it used to be, because there are no colonies to keep in subjection, and the army is not sent out of Spain. But the regulation that mili tary officers may not marry without a cer tain Income, in order that their widows and orphans shall not be a burden to the state, prevents many young meu from en tering upon a military career The most desirable employment Is in a government office, no matter how humble or unprofitable the position. Hence abou* one ln every 19.% of the population has his name on the public payroll, drawing from $10 a month up in the way of salary. No matter how small the pay, the occupation is honorable, although there is no chance of advancement, and a young woman of wealth and social position will marry a man who holds a sinecure in a govern ment office without, earning half the small salary lie receives, while she would reject with scorn an ofTer from a prosper ous merchant or manufacturer, who is earning an honest living, accumulating wealth, and doing something toward the Improvement of his eoutitry.. Millions of Idlers. Nearly one-half of the 19,000,000 popula tion of Spain, or, /to be exact, 8,727,519 persons, according to the last census, de clare that they haij(e no occupation, and they are proud of the fact. Probably many of them lied about it, and claimed to be idlers wlien they are actually working for wages. That is enough to explain the poverty of the courtry, and why the streets are filled with Idle young men, who receive small allowances from their fathers and spend their time in dissipation and vice. According to the same census, there are 97,257 persons in the employ of the govern ment, 04,0012 retired military and naval of ficers. 9! ,600 lawyer#, 88t"ffl6 doctors, 43,238 priests, and only 41.654 Achool teachers. A little calculation will show you that there is one priest to every 400 people, and if you will Include the 50.933 monks and nuns, which is a very low estimate, you will find that there is one to every 200, while there Is only one teacher for every 400 of the population and a school house for every 2,'J00. No one believes more sincerely in religion than I. but, as the* old Tankee lady said, it is not a good thing unless it is lived up to, and empty churches are a very bad sign, particularly if they are large and splendid and cost a lot of money to main tain. Throughout Spain there are too many priests and few worshipers. In Toledo the other day I counted fifty-eight priests and attendants engaged in the service and only four worshipers. At the same mo ment in a chapel of the same cathedral eleven priests were chanting another form of service with only two worshipers, and they appeared to be tourists. At Cordova nineteen priests were present, and two old women knelt near by Hie choir. More Spent on Bull Rings Than Schools School houses are very scarce In Spain. More money is paid to support bull rings than the schools. It Is estimated that mere than JS.OOO.OOO is expended 'on bull fights during each year, while In 1901 only $1,617,314 was expended for public educa tion. There were more students in the University of Salamanca alone 400 years ago, during the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, than are enrolled in all of the nine universities of Spain today, and, by the census of 18!Ht, more than 08 per cent of the population are illiterate. The exact figures show that 0,104.470 can neither read no. write. 3,417,855 can read a little, while 2,680,015 can read and write a little. The act of July, 1902, requires a school for every 900 population, and the minister of education is required to examine teach ers to see that they are qualified, and to inspect the schools for sanitary reasons and for discipline, but the law is not en forced, and a few days ago Senor Sllvela, recently prime minister, in explaining his retirement from political life, declared that he had reached the melancholy conclusion that his country was not Interested in agri culture, industry, trade, public works or public Instruction. MA JOB HOBINSON DEAD. Confederate Veteran Who Served With Generals Lee and Johnston. Major Norborne T. N. Robinson of Nei Orleans, who has been 111 for the past month at Providence Hospital, this city, died there late yesterday evening. Major Robinson suffered a Tsevare nervous shock several years ago, ai'^fce result of being knocked down by a'^cytle. This was fol lowed. shortly aftei^Ujyil stroke of paraly sis. h-ora which he.-atwF fully recovered. His wife. Mrs. Susan Bethune Robinson, a daughter of the latd.;GdJIi James N. Beth une of Georgia, andt>0e Sen, Norborne Iiotv inson, Jr.. of this cIiJt, survive him. Mujor Robinson was educated at private schools In New Orleans >hnd at Hampden Sidney College. Virginia >. and the Univer sity of Virginia, Hp yuas cashier of the Citizens" Bank of New Orleans at the age of twenty-three. Tt?? rasition he gave up to enter the confedijtate.iarmy at the out break. of the civil I'lpe went" out with the Crescent RiflestL)the([first company to leave Louisiana, and,gejvyed with Gen. Lee In Virginia. Later was placed in com mand of a consolicJate^rtcompany drafted "Wheat's Tigers" ?nd the "Louisiana Wildcats," with which he served under Gen. Johnston in Tennessee, and then was transferred to the command of the Louis iana Battery. Mounted Artillery. He was promoted to major and acting assistant ad jutant of the division of east Louisiana. He was a member of the Louisiana legis lature during the reconstruction days and afterward city attorney of New Orleans. He has lived ln Washington for the past twenty years, and during the first Cleve land administration was attorney for the Department of Justice. During the second Cleveland administration he was assistant solicitor of the treasury. l?Th* funeral services will be held at- St Mark s Protestant "Episcopal Church, cor ner ?LA streets southeast, tomor row. Friday, at 2:?a p.m. The Interment. with tl?e request of_ the de based, will be at the'Old Chapel cemetery, near Millwood, Clarke: county, Va. < ]????????? ???????????????? PETER GROGAN. < 1 Your Credit is as Good as Gold. < ? You can < I buy the Fur niture and Carpets here without dis turbing your ? ? Christinas money. CREDIT as we give it makes the buying a pleasure. We will arrange easier terms for you than you'll get in any other credit hoi^e in Washington. 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For example try ZU ZU Ginger Snaps, Kennedy's Oysterettes, Graham Crackers, Butter Thin and Social Tea Biscuit. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY ALEXANDRIA AFFAIES MARRIAGE OF MISS WHEAT AND MB. WEST. Quiet Wedding at Home of Bride Albert Green Fined for "Shoot ing in Fun." Evening Star Bureau, 701 King Street. Bell Telephone 100. ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 10, 1008. Miss Maud Fltxhugh Wheat, daughter of the late Benonl Wheat, and Mr. Harold E. West of Baltimore were married last even ing at 8 o'clock at the residence of the bride, 414 Duke street. The parlors were prettily decorated for the occasion with palms and flowers. Only the relatives of the bride and groom and a few Immediate friends were present. The ceremony was performed by Rev. P. P. Phillips, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mr. Sher man Fowler played the wedding music. The bride was attired In a gown of white tulle and point lace over taffeta and carried a bouquet of Liberty roses. She was attended by her little niece. Miss Virginia Wheat, who acted as flower girl. Her gown was of Paris muslin over pink taffeta, and she car ried pink roses. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Harrie Fita hugh Wheat. After the ceremony luncheon was served and later the bride and groom left for a southern tour. They will reside at Mount Comfort, the home of the groom. In Baltimore county Mr. West is a member of the editorial staff of the Baltimore Sun. Shooting in Fun. . The charge of firing a pistol at Jo Wan ser, colored, was registered against the name of Albert Green, also colored, In the police court this morning. The trouble oc curred at the wood yard of Mr. Joseph Beach, and it was testified that Green had j drawn a pistol and tired In the direction of Wanzer after the latter had called him some evil name. Wanser said he was Jok- i ing, and Green said the same thing about his conduct. The bullet struck the stable door close by, but Wanzer was quick enough to remove his person before the weapon was discharged. Green was ar rested by Officer Knight. A line of |20 waa Imposed. Herbert Fitshugh and Chase Lorenso, both colored, were assessed |8 each on the charge of fighting and disorderly conduct The case of William Trigger, charged with assaulting Charles Nowland with a knife, was set for tomorrow morning- Felts Claims appeared before the mayor and charged Gus Robinson and Lee Drowns, small boys, with stealing a money box from his store. The ease will be heard tomorrow morning. Douglas T. Elliott, who said his home is in Toronto, Canada, and who was arrested on the charge of being a suspicious character, was released. General Matters. Mr. J. T. Preston, who was accidentally shot in the back with a pistol Tuesday night, Is resting comfortably this morning, but his condition is still considered critical. A verdict for the defendants was returned by the jury in the circuit court yesterday in the case of Frank Zell against Brenner A Knight^a suit for $1,000 for alleged per sonal Injuries. Mr. ConraJ Wahl, an elderly German res ident. died this morning at the Alexandria Hospital, after an illness of several weeks He was conveyed to the hospital from a lot'al boarding house, where he was found in his room one morning almost in a dying condition. Mr. J. H. Clapdore, the venerable father of Driver Clapdore of the Are department, died this morning at his home, 205 Wilkes street. Arrangements for the funeral will be made later. DISCUSSES POLYGAMY. Position of Senator Reed Smoot in the Church Defined. MIksT. C. Stalker of Utah, a gifted young woman, who was brought up in the fa'th of the Mormon. church, but who. it is stated, was converted through the agency of the missionary work of the Presbyterian church In that state, gave an interesting address before the quarterly meeting of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Washington city presbytery at the First Presbyterian Church this forenoon She told in general of the practices of the Mormons and in particular of the status of Senator Reed Smoot. whose presence in the upper body of Congress is opposed by so many persons throughout the country. Miss Stalker said that of the upward of 100.000 children in the state of Utah. 1,450 were in the schools maintained by the Presbyterian missions. The young person* ooming into the mission schools were, sh? said, ostracised and discriminated against by the Mormons, which made It difficult for them to take a stand for true Christianity. Shs said the Mormon church, or hier archy. is composed of fifteen men consti tuting the governing body of the church. This body, she declared, had absolute con tro! of religious and temporal affairs, in cluding politics. "Mr. Smoot," she continued, "is a mem ber of this governing body. Somebody has said that "polygamy is aa eruption of which Mr. Robert* la a pimple.' Carrying out this figure, Mr. Smoot is, in tact, the stat Of the disease. "Mr. Smoot claims that -to la not a polygamlst. But polygamy la fundamental lti the Mormon religion. Not only Is the Mormon god a polygamlst, but every me Ti ber of the churcli must practice it to be come t. god. "Polygamy Is obligatory, because In the Introduction- to the revelation on polygamy If 'Ooctrine and Covenant*/ one ol the church's inspired books, it says; 'If an/ man known my covenant and ooeys it not. h<- shall be damned.' " Miss tatalker gave a number of lnstancee that had come under her own observation. She said that Joseph K. Smith, the present president of the Mormon church, waa living with live wives in open violation of laa laws of Utah. She declared that every member of the hierarchy, of which Mr. Smoot is a member, is, with the exception of perhaps three or tour, living in open violation of the laws pertaining to polyg amy . Mrs. Tennis S. Hamlin presided at *he meeting ol the Missionary Society. Re ports of the work done were received tram delegates from the different chuii.ies of the presbytery. Golden Cross Election. At its meeting Wednesday evening t>ood wlll Commander}', IT. O. G. C., elected the following officers: Noble commander. Nel son Conover; vice commander. Miss Ktliel B. Martin; prelate, Mrs. Margaret C. keeper of records, D. Fulton Harris: tlnan cial keeper of records, A. M. McUath; treasurer, Andrew Wilson; warder inner gate, Mrs. M. E. Johnson; warder outer gate, Mrs. M E. (Joss; trustees, S. 1. Oroot, A. M. McBath. Burton Macafee; represen tatives, Andrew Wilson and Geo. Red way; alternates, Mrs. M. C. Lamb and Mrs. 11. S- Allen. A brief program was rendered at the close of the business meeting. Those participat ing were: Mrs. W. E. Allen, piano; Geo. Redway, reading; Miss Pattee. piano; An drew Wilson, address. Refreshments were served afterward by the committee 011 good of the order. Away With Catarrh! It's Loathsome, It's Disgusting. INSTANT KF.LIKF AND PERMANENT CURE 8B> CUBED BY THE USE OF DR. AQNEW'S CA TARRHAL POWDER. Ben's it rout evidence of the qiilckneee and ?ure noes of that wonderful remedy, Dr. Agnew'e Ca tarrhal Powder: "For years I was a rlctla at Chronic Catarrh?tried many romediae, but no owe was effected until 1 bed procured and uaed Da Agaew'a Catarrhal Powder. First application (am me Instant relief, aad In as Incredibly abort while I was absolutely cared." James fleadley, Dundee K. T. DR. AO NEWS HEART CUM UUCVB XM K Ml.VUT*. ? . P. O. AFFLECK, 142# PA. AVE.