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W/ tw .Chicago - c' t ^2^25. kan 5A s 0 ^ The Home ol the Wave Circle is the home where good cooking is loved, where the family enjoy the finest of biscuits, doughnuts, cakes, and pies and other good things every day. The baking is always delicious and wholesome because K C Baking Powder —the baking powder of the wave circle, is used. Get K C to-day! 25 ounces for 25c. If it isn't all that we claim, your grocer refunds your money. Send for "Book of Presents." JAQUES MFG. CO. Chicago. "The Speculations of John Steele," by Robert Barr, recently published In parts serially and since elaborated Into a book, Is an absorbing story of one man's struggles In the financial world. The first, and by far best, part of the story Is taken up with his experience In the railroad business, In which Steele, as station master and general utility man at an obscure way station —Hltchen's Siding—shows wonderful capacity and Judgment in an emergen cy and rises from obscurity to eml nence In railway circles, sometimes over the heads of older officials. He Is left a fortune by an uncle, loses most of It through those manipulations peculiar to railway magnates—of hls own system, too—and goes off to Eu rope In a huff. A remnant of good stock nets him a tidy sum on the rise, and he returns to America to pursue a series of exciting but fruitless specu latlve contests, wherein he Is always worsted by one opponent more shrewd than he, with almost boundless re sources. Hls fortune Is swept away, but through a certain poetic Justice he gets It all back and more In marry lng the daughter of hls late business enemy. John Steele Is a vitally realis tic character and the history of his | speculative enterprises Is absorbing In the extreme, but the effort to develop a convincingly sentimental side to him in vain. YV omankind enter more or less into his misfortunes, but the final love episode is merely grotesque, a re grettable lapse from the otherwise ar- ^ tistlc work in the book. j More than Even. J "How can you shake hands so cor dlally with that man when you know he hates you?" said Jags. "You see, I have the better of him," replied Wags. "He doesn't hate me half as bad as I do him!"—Detroit Free Press. When a man Is offered a good po sition in his youth, and takes the ques tion of accepting it to the Lord with tlie result that he refuses, we wonder If the children of his poverty days en tirely approve. The Choice of the People. When things began to go too "fast and loose" in New York, the people rose up in their wrath, got together and elected a district attorney who makes life miserable for wrong-doers. Jerome flaunted the banner of no polit ical party; he was the people's choice. Pillshury's Vitos is the first choice of all people who relish good things for breakfast. It's dainty, delicious and nourishing. It has been claimed that Abraham Lincoln was descended from men who were connected with the law, but this is disproved by Frederick Trevor Hill in the opening article of his work on "Lincoln the Lawyer, which is to be gin in an early number of the Cen tury. The motto, ''In God We Trust," was not placed on American coins until 1905. My Hair is Extra Long Feed your hair; nourish it; give it something to live on. Then it will stop falling, and will grow long and heavy. Ayer's Hair Vigor is the only hair-food you can buy. For 60 years it has been doing just what we claim it will do. It will not disappoint you. " My hair used to he very short. Bat after using Ayer's Hair Vigor a short time it began to grow, and now it is fourteen inches long. This seems a splendid result to me after being almost without any hair. M —M rs. J. H. FlFRR. Colorado Springs, Colo. Ä so manufacturers of f SARSAPARILLA. PILLS. CHERRY PECTORAL. vers wm Mm m KSUSlfta » ALL Tastes drumsts. C ONSUM PTION o Emilie Poulsson, whose noted book, "Finger Plays," goes steadily through edition after edition, and who has long had a leading name In the klndergar ten work of this country, Is one of the few who can write really musical and well-liked rhymes for children, and her new book, "The Runaway Donkey an d Other Rhymes," proves It. " 'If: a Guide to Bad Manners," Is an amusing little volume of burlesque verses and Illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. A number of pop ular but mistaken weaknesses and ways of humanity are caricatured In Its merrily sarcastic pages, and though a little of this sort of thing goes a long way, there are a number of hearty laughs In the book, | "Marriage," by Jane Dearborn Mills, represents a new, enlarged and entire ly rewritten edition of this little vol ume p re ttlly bound and printed, it a [ ms to help toward higher happiness, through spiritual marriage. There Is doubt of the writer's fine Intent or ^ enthusiasm. "Marriage Is character j grow tij and Is gained through service" J Is the foreword that opens the book. "Glad Tidings: How to Obtain Hap plness and Health," Is the title of a book concerning which the author, who wishes to be known simply as "a re tired business man of Chicago," says that it has been written "to do good, go to not to make money." Evangelical but nonsectarian in character, it aims to point out "the way to happiness and health by fallowing the teachings of Jesus." "Reading the 'Pepper Books' is Jnst like having the fun yourself," is the unique expression of a girl of 12 after reading these famous books, and no one has ever better expressed the true secret of tlie charm and enormous pop ularity of this series, the tenth vol ume of which, "Ben Pepper," Is now ready. Other members of the family had had hooks named after them, and it was only fair that Ben, tlie "quiet, steady-as-a-rock boy," should have sim ilar attention. Miss Braddon, the novelist, enjoyed her first triumph more than forty years ago, but at 68 years of age—her birth day fell a few days ago—she is still able to weave plots with the best of them. "Lady Audley's Secret," the most notable piece of fiction which she devised, was her second long story, and she was only 24 when It was pro duced. There Is a strange story of its origin. John Maxwell, the publisher, had determined to start a magazine. By an unfortunate accident the serial story was not forthcoming. The pub lisher and editor were at their wits' end. Miss Braddon heard of the diffi culty, and went to see the editor. There were only twenty-four hours to spare. "What is the latest time you could give me?" asked the young novelist "Well," replied the editor, "If the man uscript of the opening chapters were to be on my breakfast table ln the morning that would be ln time." Next morning when the editor went down to his breakfast, he found among his let ters the first few chapters of "Lady Audley's Secret" The plot of It Miss Braddon had had ln her mind; the writ ing had been done at fever heat ln & few hours. Senator John W. Daniel of Virginia is working steadily on the writing of the memoirs of General Jubal A. Early, the distinguished confederate leader. The senator has but recently returned to his home in Washington from an extended trip in search of material for notes and additions to the book. "An' after I'd et all I wanted," re lated Farmer Foddershucks, "they put a little glass bowl in front o' me, for me to wash my hands in. I was mad. I up an' told th' durn cuss that jest because I come f'm the country was no sign I et with my fingers. I know what knives is for, same as city folks does!" At Culross abbey, In Fife, Scotland, a tombstone has been found which is believed to date from the fourth cen tury of the Christian era. HAVE NOT SPOKEN IN YEARS. Broth» «Bd Sister Mnlnlaln Blleaee Toward Each Other. On a seventy-five acre farm four miles from Chateaugay, Franklin County, N. Y., dwelt James and Mary Durney, brother and sister, who, al though they have lived In the same house since childhood and the the only occupants of the house, have not spoken to each other for forty-two years. James Is 60 years old and Mary oo. Their uncommunicativeness has for twoscore years been one of the won ders of that part of Franklin County, and the fact that otherwise they ap pear to get along together amicably has but served to Intensify Interest In, the case. What further adds to the Interest of the situation Is that neither brother nor sister ever says a derogatory word of the other to anyone. Yet the cause of the period of forty two years of silence toward each other Is one of the traditions of neighbors. When Mary Durney was 13 years old she wanted to go to a party In the village of Chateaugay. and her broth er five venrs older declared that she should not- that she was too young to should not, that she was too young to go to parties. The girl tried to slip out of the' house, but her brother caught and de talned her, and refused to permit her to leave the sitting room of their borne until the last vehicle had departed with Its merry load of youthful farmer folk. As the sound of the wheels of the last carriage died away Mary was seized with frantic grief and passion and struggled desperately to open the door that her brother had locked, put ting the key In hls pocket He sat back and laughed at hls little sister's valn efTorts to open the door. She struggled to force the lock and then pounded frantically on the door until, exhausted by her efforts and her lm potent rage, she fell on the floor. She lay there for hours, refusing to move, and shrieking when her mother tried to get her to rise. When the girl arose the next day she refused to speak to or notice her broth er, and this Is the attitude she has maintained resolutely, through good fortune and bad, through deaths In the family, through success ln business en terprises that came to them, through the sickness or health of both of them. Her brother, quick to take hts cue, and apparently feeling as angry as she, after a few abortive attempts, ceased to speak to her when he re cei-ed no answer to hls remarks. And from that day, forty-two years ago on Oct. 11, these two persons, dwelling together, have locked their Ups against each other. A Chine*« Wheelbarrow. "I stayed two or three days ln Clii fu," writes David Fraser ln "A Mod ern Campaign," "and during that time I made the acquaintance of a won derful sound. It came to me first os I was being shaved ln a barber's shop, Tbe barber was a Japanese, and when box the first wild strains broke upon my ear I sat up with a Jerk that put my to Jugular vein ln Jeopardy, and askod j w what it was. He did not know enough ; the English to tell. "Whatever it was, It was fast ap proaching. It sounded like ten thou sand pigs being killed Inside a heavy lidded box that opened and closed at short and regular intervals. The Bound wus always present, but alternately mullled and clear, like tlie lamentation of a steam-operated hruss baud. "1 put my besoaped countenance out of the shop door to look. There was nothing visible except a patriarchal Chinaman straining at an enormous wheelbarrow. The nolso camo out of every doorway und window ln the street, from tlie heavens above and out of the eurth below. The stones spoke It, the walls groaned It, the air screamed it. Only the old Chinaman seemed to have no part ln It. He came slowly up tlie pathway, toiling and tot tering behind hls Ill-balanced vehicle. "Then he came opposite the barber's door, and the noise struck me 1« the face like the blast of a tempest. I drew back with a shudder, knowing at last that the cause was the grease less wheel of the barrow. Laugh not, O reader, for so terrible a thing is tills wail of the China wheelbarrow that hls honor of Wehaiwei has promul gated an ordinance awarding Imprison ment for the first offense, death for the second, and a flve-dollar fine for the third. So wheelbarrows are of blessed memory In Weihaiwei, for the Chinaman loves them, chiefly, for that which renders them a terror to th European. But elsewhere In China they flourish, to the confusion of euphony and the glorification of dis cord." Some EncOBrag.ment Anyhow, "It was your first poem, eh? Did the editor accept It?" "No, he sent It back." "Any comment?" "Well, yes; he said my 'handwrit ing was quite promising.' "—Phila delphia Press. Merely « Choice of Evil*. "Why do you ask that woman's youngest child to recite?" "Because," answered Miss Cayenne, "it was tlie only way to keep the eld est child from playing the piano."— Washington Star. If a woman's first husband was a preacher, her second husband should be a * ' eas * a bishop if she wants her family to think well of her. When you are working very hard is take some comfort in this: Those who are idle don't seem to be having a ve«-v I ' good time. J IoKE R ' mining. "So I Is, Miss Snowflake. | Kalsomlnlng."—Life. i Madam—Be sure to put plenty of nuts In the cake. Cook—I'll crack no more nuts to-day. Me Jaw hurts me already.—Harper's Bazar. ,,j ] lke tlle man ,, «why not?" . . . . _ I hadn't been talking to him flve 'Mr. Johnslng, you have deceived You said you was Interested In minutes before he said I was an Idiot." "Why the delay?"—Judge. Very Quick: First Russian—You say the fight was quickly over? Sec ond Russian—Yes, It was finished be fore you could say Jackopollnsky Ro man0 ^ o P o ' ot0 ' w sk J • Office Boy Y, y , cert, I want more 1'«« only getting "four" a week, and K* ve u 'y nyother all I earn. Pro prietop—What do you do with the oth half?—Puck , 7 , M Mlli^-l'apa if I was twins would you buy the other boy a banana, too? P®P a Certainly, my son. t\ illle-— VVe 1, papa, you surely nln t going to cheat me out of another banana Just because I'm all In one piece?—Judge, Bronco Bill—What did Tough Torap kins die of? Grizzly Pete—Well, the poor guy needed a chnnge of air an' couldn't get It. Bronco Bill—Lung trouble? Grizzly Pete—No; be was lynched.—Judge. «j got a flne j ob ln de business col lege." "Gee—wot d'yer do?" "De writin' teacher hired me to shake de table when de new pupils writ7"l*hls lB a .ample 0 f my handwriting before ï began taking lessons.' ''-Exchange. " * began taking I Brilliant Billy: 'Bill had a blll board Bm n , 80 had a board bm Tbe 1 boar( j b m bored Bill, so that Bill sold ^ bnl . board t0 pay bls board b m. So after B1 „ 8old bls blll . board to pay hls bouA blll( the board blu no longer horod Bill. Useless Expense: Lawyer—Now, see here; before I take your case, I want to know If you're guilty Pris oner—Am I guilty? D'yer suppose I'd be fool enough ter hire the most ex pensive lawyer ln the town If 1 wuz Innereent? , "Do you know," said a Sunday school teacher addressing a new pupil tn the Infant class, "that you have a soul?" "Course I do," replied the lit tle fellow, placing his baud over his heart, "I can feel It tick."—Moberly (Mo.) Monitor. The Indian Bureau; "I've been radln'," said Pat, "a good dale ln the papers about a bureau for the Indians. Now, I don't believe in their havin' a I bureau. I can't afford to have a bu reau mesllfl I kape me papers ln a box under the bed." Paraon—Of course you are not afraid to die, Brother Jo.nes. Your good wife, j w ho went before, will meet you at ; the pearly gates, you know. Sick Man —Yes; and a peach of a time I'll have explaining to her all I've done for the past ten years!—Judge. 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BLOOD POISON The black flag is an emblem of horror and dread. ~ When it is hoisted by an army, the order lias gone forth that "no quarter " will be given, ev erything must be destroyed. Helpless women and children, as well as oppos ing soldiers, meet the same fate, and a trail of desolation, suffering and death is left behind. Contagious Blood Poison is the black flag of the great army of disease. This vile disorder is known as the blackest and most hide ous of all human afflictions, overthrowing its victims and crushing out the life. It is no respecter of persons ; no m.atter how pure the blood may be or low innocently the disease is contracted, when this awful virus enters the circulation the hideous, hateful and humiliating symptoms begin to appear, and the sufferer feels that his very presence is polluting and contaminating, Usually the first sign of tlie disease is a little sore or ulcer, but as the blood becomes more deeply poisoned the severer symptoms are manifested, the niouth and throat ulcerate, the glands in the groins swell, a red rash breaks out on the body, the hair and eyebrows come out, and often the body is cov ered copper-colored spots, pustular eruptions and sores. In its worst stages tllPfliSPaSP affprts flip tlPrvpQ tltp £»rw1 finmptimpa rnncAO down to offspring, am) they are its innocent victims. Blood Poison is in deed a "black flag." Mercury and Potash, so often used, never can cure stages the disease affects the nerves, attacks the bones and sometimes causes tumors to form on the brain, produc ing insanity and death. Not only those who contract the poison suffer, but unless the virus is driven from the blood the awful taint is handed Several years ago I bad blood poison and my flesh was in an awful condition. Oi eat sores would break out and noth ing I put on them would do any good. My hair and eyebrows fell out and I was "a fright." My mouth was so sore I had to live on milk and water. I took Mercury for a long time and instead oi getting better I continued to grow worse and my arms and hands became solid sores, my legs were drawn so 1 could not walk and I felt that my time was short here if I did not get some re lief. I began to use your S. S. S. and it helped me from the start. After taking it awhile the sores all healed, my rheu matism was cured and to-day I am a strong, well man. It got all the mer cury out of my system and it cured me sound and well. ADAM SCHNABEL, Evansville, Ind. No. 211 Mary St. thetrouble. These minerals merely drive the sjmptoms away for awhile and shut the disease up in the system, and wllen the >' are left off it returns worse than before. This treatment not only fai]s to clire b]ood poison b ut eatsout the delicate lining of the 8 t oniac h an d bowels, produces chronic dyspepsia, loosens the teeth and fre q uen Hy causes mercurial rheumatism to add to the patient's suffering, - - - - ------ S. S. S., the great vegetable medicine, is the conqueror of this vile disease. It goes down to the very root of the trouble and cures by cleansing the blood of S. does not bide or cover up anything but clears the entire circulation of the virus and puts the system in good healthy condition. It cures safely as well as certainly, because there is not a particle of mineral in it. We offer a re ward of $i,ooo.oo for proof that S. S. S. is not purely vegetable. When tlie blood is purified and strengthened with this & reat remed y ihe symptoms all pass away and no sign of the disease is ever again ; nor is there left the least trace to be handed down to posterity, Special book with instructions for self-treatment and any medical advice de Bired will be seat without charge to all who write. THE SWIFT SPEC me CO., ATLANTA, G Am particle of the poison. eve PURELY VEGETABLE. The queen of the Netherlands be lieves in early rising, notwithstand ing that she has not a great amount to do. She has been accustomed to be downstairs by half past seven of a morning ever since she was a little child. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollar» Reward foT any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHKNEY & CO., Props, Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. 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TART the new year with a clean mind and a clean body I Most people are very neat and clean in their outward appearance, but how about the inside? Are you clean inside? And if not, how can you face the New Year with clean thoughts, clear intelli gence, a fair, just, and bright mind, and your full share of capacity for work and enjoyment. * * * The holidays are over and everybody's had a good time—perhaps a little too much of a good time. Over-eating and over drinking have been the rule ever since Thanksgiving Day. j Many people get little exercise in winter and breathe much stuffy, over-heated in side air. At the same time they eat too much rich and indigestible food, while fresh fruit and fresh vegetables are scarce in the market. So stomach and bowels are liable to be over-taxed. * * • Clog up, stretch and p aralyze the large Intestine by over-stuffing it with undi gested food, so it can not carry off the useless refuse, and It "backs up" the sewage, and compels the small intestine to absorb the p oiso n of decaying matter, instead of wholesome nourishment. That's what must happen. Isn't it plain as day? What's the result? Nearly everybody "g ains in flesh" ln the winter time, but it's pussy fat —not healthy flesh and muscle. The liver gets inactive; the bile doesn't "work off"; the eyes get yellow; the skin gets dead like putty and pale like dough, with boils, pimples, blackheads, liver-spots to break the monotony. Dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, foul breath, sleeplessness and a tempe r like a wild cat make such persons very Anne Warner, author of the "Susan Clegg" stories, which first appeared in the Century, has just finished a short humorous serial which iaat magazine will print, beginning in an early num ber. HOWARD E. BURTON, Assayer and Chemist. Specimen prices—Gold, Silver and Lead, $i; Gold and Silver, 75 c: Zinc or Cop per, $ 1 ; Cyanide test. Mailing envelopes and full pricelist sent on application. Control and Umpire work solicited. Leadvilte, Colorado. Reference, Carbonate National Bank. Student—For this insult I challenge you to pistols! Commercial Traveler—All right, but first you will have to take out a shoot ing license, for my name is Hare.— London Punch. FITS ttontoi Dr. K. Permanently Cared. No fltaor i after tlrst day's use ofDr.KllDCi'BQrefttNerv« 'torer. Bend for F re« 92 trial bottle and treatise. K. H. Kline, Ltd.. 031 Arcb BL. 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If you can not diet, or keep your mech anism going by proper exercise, the self evident alternative is to take Cascarets, the sweet, fragrant , harmless littl e v ege table tablets, that "act like exercise" on your bowels, and gently but powerfully clean out and disinfect the whole diges tive canal. A Cascaret every night before going to bed will "work whil e you slee p " and make you "feel fine in the m orning ." If you have been neglecting yourself for some time, take a Cascaret night and morning and break up the "constipated habit" without acquiring a "cathartic habit." * * * Cascarets are sold by all druggists, 10c, 25c and 50c. The 10c size trial box is a neat fit for the vest pocket or lady's purse. Be sure to get the genuine, with tho " long-tailed C " on the box and the letters "CCC" on each tablet. They are never sold in bulk. • # * n- FREE TO OUR. FRIENDS! We want to send to our friends a bzautifo] French-designed GOLD-PLATED BONBON BOX hard-enameled in colors. It is a beauty for the dressing table. Ten cents in stamps is asked as a measur e of good faith and to cover cost of Cascarets with whichWs ïïâlnty trinket is loaded. 711 Send to-day, mentioning this paper. Address Sterling Remedy Company, Chicago or Ntw York.