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THE LITTLE MINSTREL.
Hit fcxtidf are soiled, his throat 1? bare,
HU face Is streaked with dirt and thin,
And many a slip Is In the air
Ht plays upon his violin;
A sadness dwells within his eys.
The shoes are ragged on his teet,
Akld SColters slop to erltlclsi
Ths little minstrel in the street.
There by the curb be plays away
Where flakes float past and winds blow
chill,
\nd maybe, as the critics say,
He lacks the tutorei irtlst's -kill—
3ut now and then a little strain
Play e and fa tilth weet
Floats up from where he stands out there—
The little minstrel In the street.
Say, ragged little minstrel why
Must people listen but to hear
The false note, iv>r passing by
The strain th-at rises se.it and clear?
Oh. It were well with ns If we
Might In our own w.iys sound the sweet
And faultless not* - ift . hi
The :
—S U K H era Id
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jj THROUGH A
PENSTOCK |
i; By ALBERT W.TOLMAN. |
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WHILE on a railway journey be
tween Springfield nnd Host on
a few months ago I shared my ' til
with a quiet, well-dressed man i>f
middle ape. Some 1 riv ;1 circum
stance engaged ns in conversation,
and 1 learned ihtit my fellow passen
ger was an assi-tanl upei inlendenl
in a Maine pulp mill.
On his watch chain hung a wooden
charm, a cl or'* hi e . carved with -ueh
grotesque and peenliiir upline.-..-- that
I had difficulty in kccpinß my eyes
away from it. Whenever he looked
out of the window my gTanei- returner 1
to the e) i ■ \ • I
my curiosity no lonper, and with tin
apology made oiru eominent on tic
•tranpeness of the ornumenf. He
look my inquisitlft t-.e.- in pood part,
and was kind enough to tell me the
story of the charm.
“Yes," he said, "it'- it queer-lnokinp
piece of wood. It was carved for me
20 years apo by a friend who bad ii
knack for that kind of work. It's tin
only thinp I have to remember him by,
and so I think a pood deal of it Ibd
l*ve another strong rea-on for rccall
inp the bitch an; In whittled it from,
and It may intere- 1 you to hear it.
“When I was between ’.'i and 30
year* old 1 wa at work in a mill on
the Kenebec river. My repi lar posi
tion was that of foreman of one of
the depart merit but a- I wa very
handy with tool , I often did odd jolts
xo accommodate the apiriatcndeni.
“One Aupn-t morning there was
trouble with the wooden prate that
kept drift staff from getting into the
penstock, which i , a- you know, tin
great tube of iron or banded plank
conveying the water from the mill
race to the Wheel. In tin- 111 t high
water a log had broken one of tin
upper spruce bar .
“The mill wa- running overtime to
fill extra orders, and the company did
not wish to close )( for half ,i day mi
less It was absolutely necessary. Sol
was asked to repair the damage with
out shutting the pate at tin-
the rar'*. I looked at the break nnd
saw that it would be no very difficult
task to patch it while I he w at cr was on
provided the prate were swung hack
against the side of the conduit. So I
sent for my tools and went to work
“It was n drovv y midsummer morn
ing. Dragon (tie- and “-wallow* wen
darting over the surface of the river,
and from tin* - tubbh* fields on each
side came the shrill rasping sound of
the grasshopper. In the street above
a group ill little girl- were laughing
and playing. s, m ral hundred feet up
the river, under a prove of leaning
willows, was a swimming hole, where
a half (1 1>/.- n boys were deporting
themselves.
“If I had not been interrupted three
of four times 1 1\ an * tiger from my
department in the mill, I sltould have
finished the job ia b than an hour
As It was, It wa almost noon before
the break was repaired to my -alls
faction. The hot sun beat down on
my head ns I worked away at the
grating; below, tin- mootb, brown
water run steadily into the flume,
“With Iny back to the rate, I was
putting u few ft mil touch) - on my
work close to tin- water, when some
thing happened that for a minuti
frightened nn- horribly tin re eatm
a sharp clutch at rny sleeve
“I whirled round in surprise, and
saw something like a lean brown arm
rising from tin- vatt-r! I shook if off.
and another arm rose slowly and de
liberately and ■ei itn-d to make a me
chanical i ffort to grti-p me, yy (die tin
first as slowly sank out of sight
"They were the long roots of a water-
Soaked stump that had lain for
months, perhap year- <,n tin- river
bottom, and Inn! new been -wept hv
the current to th< hi ml of the flume.
It was against just such unwelcome
visitors as this that the pruti was
designed to be barrh r,
"Now appeared a huge oeDqau like
body, revolving gradually in the flood
It hung for a moment at tin opening
o( the pt
down the dark eavity its root crap
ing against the sides and top as it
rolled over.
“I matched a boat-hook that lay on
the embankment and mat!*- an < fT-.rt to
fix lt steel tooth In tin -limy flump
Fora moment I I bought I had succeed
ed. 1 leaned over a little farther; h>
earth crumb'd u r . j n,., >, t<>! 1 u
head forcoinM into the rare!
“A* 1 fell I caught with my hands at
the lower part of the grating. My
weight swung it out into the current,
which immediately whirled it to; and
there 1 hung, my body tailing off into
the penstock. dragged down by the
ciutch of the water.
position was a terrible one. 1
was bidding on merely by the lips of
my fingers, which were hooked round
one of the wooden bars. The current
lashed r>y body from one side of the
pipe to the other. If I loosed my grip
in the slightest 1 should be swept to
death. Helow me was the thousand
feet of steel t übe, through w hieh a u ir
resistible torrent was shooting; and
at its end was the great wheel, revolv
ing' with the swiftness of light, and
ready to lacerate and mangle what
ever might be hurled again.-.t it
"The penstock was perfectly
straight,and about eight feet in diam
eter. For the first hundred yards a
gradually decreasing portion of its top
was above ground. Just where it dis
appeared beneath the earth was nn
open manhole, covered by a heavy wire
-ercen. For the remainder of its
lepgth it was buried at an increasing
depth beneath the surface, till it passed
through the foundation wallof the mill
and came out in the lowest basement,
to pour its flood into the wheel-pit.
I There was another open manhole a few
feet from the end of the pipe.
“As 1 clung to the grating, with my
face bn rely above the surface, 1 could
see the little twigs and chips drawn
into the current and sucked down the
smooth incline. I tried to pull my self
up to the grating in the hope that I
might climb out of reach of the water
that was dragging me down.
"Hut so slight was my hold that I
could no 1 get sufficient purchase to do
this; and I wa- afraid to relax rny grip
in the least for fiar that I might be
swept away before I could regain it.
“It was plain that this state of af
fairs could not last very dong. The
strain was in nowise violent or rough,
hut it was.steady. Far behind me down
thi long tunnel I could hear the wall r
falling on the wheel. My fingers were
growing nnrnb. Little by little the
strength was leaving them I could
not hold on much longer. Would no
one ciinn- to rescue me? I thought of
my wife and children, and citing with
renewed energy . I shouted. Hut who
could hear me. imprisoned as I was
in Ihe inout h of I he,pipe?
".Suddenly steps approached outside,
and through tin- top of the grating
above me I aw a red-whi kt-t-ed face
'looking down. It was the Scotch en
gineer. I could see the little beads of
sweat standing out on hi- forehi-nd
and two or thn wi-ps of thin red hair
plastered down on his flu bed skin.
"‘Heaven pri si rve us!’ I heard him
say. ‘lt's Hick more! Hold on, man.
and I'll -ave ye!’
"lie waved his hand to i neon rage me.
and disappear!-'.'. I heard him run
ning swiftly toward the mill. Then
the sound of his foot st i p- died away,
"At the upper end of the channel
that fed the pensluek was the heavy
w Miilni go-lie, operated fr< m the en
gine-room by a system of rods nnd
level - I jyneyv that San .'.v was hurry ing
to close flii gate and cut off the flow
of the water into the race.
"Hut he had come too late.
"Not live eeonds after his face dis
appeared my numbed fingers lost their
grip, and I was swipt like a feather
down t he pc list nek.
“The stream was only about four
fief deep, and flowed with very little
sound or turmoil. I manage)! tnkeep
my head above the surface, and oeea
Tonally my feet touched bottom as I
wa-- borne along. Hut to stop my
progress yy as simply impossible. The
current was too strong and too swift
“Occasionally I was rla-hed against
the iron sides of the pipe, and involun
tarily threw out my hands to chitchat
tin in Vain iITi• rt! for the sides were
smooth at.d slimy; nnd mn had I
been a hie to arrest niy course, my arms
would have heen torn from their sock
ets by the resistless power that was
hurry lug me along.
“Overhead a -square of light flashed
by. I ha ! already gone a hundred
yards and passed under the open man
hole. Through its frame I, caught
what I felt was probably rny last
glimpse of him* sky. The branch of a
poplar hung' ntioy,. tilt- opt ning. and I
saw its gn in leaves lirighI in the *uu.
T hen darkness came again.
“On through the cylinder 1 rushed,
I do not know how liit'” it took me to
traverse that thousand feet. It vv a
- in the neighborhood of two
minute' I remember looking back nnd
-icing the round, while, grated imuith
of the penstock growing steadily
mailer anil farther uiT. Ami every see
iitid thi roar at the oilier end was be
coming louder and louder. From the
tit ti r darknc-s in front the roar of the
beaii n wafer boomed tip the narrow
lunni'b in a f'w si eonds all wmild he
over.
" I'lli end i'll me hi {ore I)iadi"V pi et e
it. With a shock 1 hat drove thi- lire aI h
out of my body, I was flung against
something mugh and sharp and hard,
something' that M-eimil to clutch me
with sen ral arms, bruising and
wounding mi , I knew nothing be. for
at that moment I lost conscious ness.
* When I entile ti myself. I was lying
on a heap of paper waste in the base
ment of the mill Half a dozen of the
workmen wen a round me. I fell sick
and weal, My e'olhing was torn in
*ive ra 1 plaei -. and I was ei iv i-red with
bruises. Uni to tin- the miracle was
that I was -till alive and that my hones
wen- w hide.
"The \< ry thing that bud been the
can i of my peril had in tfa end proved
to be my afeiy. The birch at limp hod
been swept down the penstock, until
within a ft w feet of the wheel Its roots
had caught on the edge of the Inst
manhole The shock of my body had
dislodged it. but fortunately forme its
hold wa- not entirely loosened until
the . nglneer hud closed the gateof the
race and slopped the wheel. .lust as
the last root gate way the furee of the
water abated.
"I had been found insensible in the
wry end of the pipe. Death had haen
only u few seconds away from me.
ihie watch-charm was carved out of
a piece of 'be stump that mvgu my
Youth's Companion.
THE boys in the broker’s office
always had made a butt of
Bunker. Hunker was the bookkeep
er, taciturn ami rather solemn-look
ing at all times. The ixiys called
him “the old man.” Bunker was 40
and “the boys” were 21 or there
abouts. All sorts of jokes were
played on old Hunker, 1 ut he never
showed the slightest sign of resent
ment. If any of the shafts of weak
witticisms which were hurled at him
day in and day out pricked there
was no wincing. The cubs finally
came to the conclusion that Bunker
was dense physically and mentally.
How this may have been nobody per
haps but Bunker knew definitely, hut
he yy’as a good bookkeeper, anil that
was as far as the real old man of the
office eared to inquire.
“Teddy” Long, the office masher,
who wore patent leathers from
Christmas to Christ mas, and knew
all the latest things in fancy vests
and flowing ties, used to say that if
a woman should speak to Bunker the
old man would fall dead. When it
happened on rare occasions that a
woman would* drop into the office
to make an inquiry about something
Hunker would send one of the boys
to answer her questions. Once or
HUNKER. .
twice the cubs succeeded in getting
Hunker himself to wait upon tin- fe
male visitor, and then they lay buck,
metaphorically speaking, and enjoyed
themselves hearing the old man stut
ter and stammer and in seeing him
blush rosy red vyhih- trying to an
swer the fair visitor's queries. They
enine to the conclusion in tie office
that Hunker was not a woman hater
simply because it wasn't in bis dis
position to hate anything or any
body, They put it down that with
him it yy.-is a plain ease of just wom
an seared.
Tin- office was on the twelfth floor,
and its windows looked out over the
roof of a low building just beyond.
Teddy Long had a desk at one win
dow. Teddy frequently was more
oeenpied with the office behind the
windows in the twelfth story of Un
building Is-vond than lie was with
the business in bis own office. It
was a law linn that held the prem
ises opposite, and the lawyers wen
known In the boys in tin- broker’s
ifliee for tin- frequency with which
they changed their typewriting staff.
\bont oni-e a month anew face, and
always a pretty one. would appear
in front of the machine back of the
legal windows. One morning Teddy-
Long east his eyes across the way,
and there he saw anew face behind
the big window pane. As he told the
other boys a few minutes after, this
new face bad all the others that had
gone before “heal to death.”
“She' i daisy, fellow s.” said Teddy.
“When yor gel a chance go to the
window and shy a look over there.
She’s got black hair, snapping eyes,
red cheeks and a daisy figure.”
DMaut Inspection by tin* other
young members of the broker’s staff
fully confirmed Teddy’s opinion of
the new arrival. The next morning
Teddy sat at his desk biting the end
of a pencil and stroking his upper lip
where there was just tin* faintest
“snlistnnee of things hoped for, the
evidence of tilings not seen.” Teddy
had lii-i-n easting languishing glances
in the direction of the typewriting
charmer In the lawyer’s office. He
knew she had seen him, but as far
as any evidence that sin- cared to
pay any attention to him was con
cerned the girl might have been a
stone wall. Teddy was nettled.
Tilings had been easy for him at
other limes, and his bump of conceit
now had a dent in it. Joy! Ail at
once the charmer looked up and
smiled, showing a set of even while
teeth in a framework of scarlet.
Teddy smiled back and nodded al
most imperceptibly. There was n
i very decided bow in return, and
| Teddy went soaring. Instantly, how
I ever the young woman turned again
i to her machine nnd her white fin
i gets went flying nimbly aver the
! keys. Though she might lie n bit
I given to flirting, the young woman
| apparently ilid not mean that tin
little weakness should divert lie
mind too long from her work,
i Teddy buff wheeled his cball
around, the pleasurable little exeite-
I ment still glowing within him. There
the next, window stood old Hunk
ier, the bookkeeper, with a face ns
' red as a peony and standing first on
one foot and tnen on the other.
I “Great Scott,” said Teddy to him
self, “the old man had his eyes on
the charmer and thought she meant
that smile for him. lie looks as
though he were going to faint. That
smile for him! Why, the poor old
gee/er. He’s addle-pated. I'll put
•lie boys next.”
, So Teddy told the boys of how the
girl had smiled on him and how the
old man thought the smile was in
tended for him, and had blushed like
a girl and fiddled with his fingers.
"We'll have, some fun with the old
guy, fellows. I'm going to get an
introduction to the girl over the
way. and I’ll tell her all about
Hunker, and how if a woman speaks
to him he has a tit, and she can just
lead him on a bit, and we’ll have all
sorts of fun here with the doings.”
The next day there was another
sweet smile from the typewriter, and
Teddy responded* in kind. Curiously
enough, old Hunker was at the oth
er window again, and when that
smile came across the area way he
blushed like fire and east a furtive
glance at Teddy. Teddy saw it.
“We've got him going,” he said to
himself, “the old fellow'* hit sure.
I hope he don't die of apoplexy be
fore he makes out the pay roll. He
looks as though he were going to
choke."
Three days afterward AkTeddy ap
peared at the office hiaming. "1 met
the charmer La.-t night,” lie said to the
buys, “over at Brown's dancing school.
If r name is Mary Halbert. 1 was in
ti' need by her cousin. Say. she’s all
rl 'lit. When 1 told her that old Bunker
thought that smile wa for him she
laught and and laugh* and. 1 said i couldn’t
conceive how anybody could he ■ ueh a
fool is to try to grab <dV a .-nidi .hat
wa.-n’t intended for him. She fell in
with our game, ami at nine o’clock
every morning she's going to bow and
smile, this time really a; old Hunker,
it'll si t him nutty."
Teddy went to the window at live
minules of nine. A minute or two laier
the old man shuttled oil' his stool and
sidled up' > the tw in w indow. The rest
of the hoys pretended to he hard at
work, but their t yes were all twisted
. at an angle. Mine o’cloek and the room
I was absolutely radiant with the smile
the t ea met h rough I he window. Bunker
sidestepped, wiggled his hands, bowed,
smiled and then put on a face like a
furnace lire. Teddy was In raptures.
"Ain't it great?" he said afterward to
ijie buys. "Gee, the old man’s an easy
mark!”
So it went on for weeks. Teddy met
the eharmer occasionally and sent her
■ into ecstasies of laughter over the ac
count aof the ftin they were having wit li
[ old Hunker.
I "Why, when yon smile,” he said to
| her, “the old man goes up into the
nineteenth In uvea. I'm glad you smiled
over at me that morning, for office
work now is as good as a show.”
One morning Bunker showed up with
a red e-arnat on in his buttonhole.
When Teddy looked through the win
dow he saw that there was a bunch of
the same kind of flow* is pinned to the
waist of the neighbor over the way.
After Hunker had received hi< morning
smile Teddy spread the news of the
(low ers. "The old man's gut 'em had,”
he said. “It'll be awful tough on him
when the girl give* him the throw
down. I saw her last night, and 1 told
her to let the old fellow down easy
w hen it earn* to a pinch, and she told
me she'd he easy with him all right
enough. Gee, hut there's no fool like
an old fool! She told me she's going
to take her vn eat ion begin ning to-mor
row. and as Hunker’* going, too, our
fun's nil up for a week. We’ll rig up
something ei-e. though, when the old
duffer gets hack."
It ll nkt r w c ut on his vacation, and t he
smiling face was also missing from the
window in the lawyer's office. The
Wednesday morning following Hunk
er’s departure every man in the office
found a square envelope on his desk,
which when opened contained an an
nouncement reading like this: “Mr.
and Mrs. duel Halbert announce the
marriage *• f heir daughter Mary to
Mr. Henry Hunker, Monday, October 7,
at St. ( hrvmi - t mu's church.”
One envelope contained n second tn
closnre. It was that which was ad
dressed to Teddy Hong. Teddy read
the marriage annul eeemeii! with star
ing eye-, and then picking up the in
eloMtre read this neatly typewritten
eommunieat ion:
"Mr. Hunker and 1 have known each
other f'>r the years. We were engaged
for five months before I went to work
in the lawyrr’s office. I can’t conceive
how anybody could he such a fool as to
try to grab ..fT a smile that wasn’t In
ti tided fur him. Mary Halbert Hunk
er." Edward H. Clark, in Chicago Hec
ord-Herald.
Simpleton* I’nrent.
“Did yon tell your father that a
gentleman wished to see him?” asked
the family pastor of little Tommy,
who returned from upstairs.
"Yes, sir," said Tommy, "but he
<aid you'd haf ter come again, eo/
lie's afeerd ef ho leaves tli’ other fel
lers nil steal his chips."—Ohio State
Journal.
BRITISH NAVAL CUSTOMS.
An Intereat'.ng Account of the Origin
of n Anuiber of Hegalar
Practices.
A fact not generally known is that
the black silk handkerchief which
Jack knots around his throat was first
worn as mourning fer Nelson, and has
ever since been retained. The three
white stripes around the broad blue
collar of the sailor’s jumper commem
orate the victories of Trafalgar, Copen
hagen and the Nile. Thus, it has been
remarked, the Nelson legend affects
not only Jack’s work, but his food and
clothing as well. The broad blue collar
itself is older than the great admiral.
It was first adopted at that period
when sailors plastered their hair into
a stiff pigtail with grease and powder,
says the London Family Herald.
At nine o’clock each night the sentry
in (-very ship in harbor fires off his
rifle. For the origin of this custom
we may have to look back to the days
of flint locks. Then, in order to test
the priming and see that his weapon
was in usable condition, the sentry had
to fire it off each night. There is no
necessity for such a test with modern
rifles, but the nine o’clock tiring is
religiously carried out.
Every officer or man climbing to the
quarftr deck salutes. The origin of
this usage dates back a long way.
When England was a Roman Catholic
country a crucifix stood on the quarter
deck of all ships. Every time any one
of the crew approached this holy sym
bol he crossed himself. Out of that
has grown the custom of saluting the
quarter deck.
FLIES SPREADING TYPHOID.
Inneota Are Chief Cause of Mortality
Among Hellish Troops In Mouth
Africa.
A British army surgeon who has long
been at the front in South Africa writes
an interesting letter to a London med
ical journal from Harruwsmith. 11<
expresses the conviction that flies have
a great deal more to do with the rav
ages of typhoid fever than has been
generally suspected. He believes that
they are the chief cause of the fearfu.
mortality ffoni the pest in South Af
rica. He argues that inasmuch as na
ture has designed them to convey pol
len on their legs from one plant to an
other. it is only reasonable to suppose
that they are equally capable of carry
ing and distributing' the germs of dis
ease. He points out as a remarkable
fact that, although there was a terri
ble outbreak of enteric in Ladysmith
during the famous siege, when Hies
abounded everywhere, there was none
last year, when there was also a nota
ble absence of tlies. This latter phe
nomenon he ascribes to the treatment
of all meat and other articles pecul
iarly attractive to these winged nui
sances with some sort of chemical
preparation which effectually kept
them off. The pernicious activity of
the fly obviously would make him a
most efficient agent for the diffusion of
poisonous microbes.
CHILDREN OF THE CZAR.
All Girin ii ml Their (Tire In Intrusted
to hii Irish Lncl,—An Affection
ate Father.
Although no boy has hitherto
blessed their hearth, four girls have
been born to their imperial majesties
—Olga, the eldest; Tatiana. Maria and
the more-recently-arrived baby, whose
sex was such a disappointment to
the Russian nation. The care of these
children devolves upon Miss Edgar, an
Irish lady, and two Russian under
nurses. The children, however, occu
py the same bedroom ns their head
nurse, and the older ones also take
their meals with her. says Pearson’s
Magazine. In their playroom the
mighty ruler of all the Kussias is fre
quently to be found gamboling with
his young daughters, whilst he never
allows a night to pass when he is at
home without making his way to kiss
them before seeking his own room.
Self-interested kinsmen may ridicule
his i (Torts at reform; ax grinding and
imaginary plot discovering officials
may try to render his life a terror, but
there is at least one pleasure of which
they cannot rob the czar, and that is
in connection w ith his home life.
GIANTS CAN BE GROWN.
With Proper Fond nnd Eierrlie fhe
Growth of Alan May He Ac
celerated,
The common notion of the physiolo
gist that growth and development
are line to suitable diet and exercise
lias formed the subject of some pecul
iar experiments on the part of a
F~ench doctor. He claims that he has
al normally accelerattd the growth of
children and animals by feeding them
ou a preparation of cert a Is. „ r and that he
can make giants of those w hose organ
ization in itny way permits of such
extension.
A certain Bishop Berkeley succeeded
in a similar feat long ago. He took a
male child and fed him in accordance
with a system of his own. By the time
the hoy was 16 years of age he had ob
tained a height of o feet 6 inches.
Moist foods, such us drinks of tea and
milk and other similar beverages, tend
to increase the stature, while dry and
spiced foods and alcoholic drinks tend
to stop the development.
I■inlienin(• In Cuba,
The Havana Post estimates that
OO.OW) immigrants, mostly American
and Spanish farm workers, have laid
ed in Cuba In the last three years. The
number also includes about 1,000 Chi
nese.
Chinnier of Paper.
A pajier chimney j 0 feet high and
fireproof is one of the curiosities of
Breslau, Germany,
SEEQER BROS. & MILLER,
DENTISTS.
SOUTH EIGHTH STREET, MANITOWOC, WIS.
Local Anaesthetics used for paiittess
extraction of teeth.
DR. F. H. QEHBE.
DENTIST
COR. BTH AND FRANKLIN OPP. WAGNER’S STORE
We pay the above reward for any case of Liver Complaint,
Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Indigestion,. Constipation
or Costiveness we cannot cuie with
Liverita, The Up-to-Date Little Liver Pill
They are purely Vegetable and never fail to give satisfaction.
25c boxes contain 100 Pills, 10c boxes contain 40 Pills, 5c
boxes contain 15 Pills. Beware of substitutions and imitations.
Sent by mail. Stamps taken. Nervita Medical Cos., Corner
Clinton and Jackson StsJ Chicago, Illinois. Sold by
F. C. BUERSTATTE.
Corner Bth and Jay Sts. Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
ABE fSS Ball ANY,
you head
DEAF?
ALL CASES OF
DEAFNESS OR HARD HEARING
ARE NOW CURABLE
by our new invention. Only those born deaf are incurable.
HEAD NOISES CEASE IMMEDIATELY.
F. A. WERMAN, OF BALTIMORE, SAYS:
Baltimore, Md., March 30, 190*.
Crntlemen ■ Being entirely cured of deafness, thanks to your treatment, I will now give y-U
a full history of my case, to be used at your discretion.
About five years ago tny right ear began to sing, and this kept on getting worse, until I lost
my hearing in this ear entirely.
I underwent a treatment for catarrh, for three months, without any success, consulted a num
ber of physicians, among others, the most eminent car specialist of this city, who told me that
only an operation could help me, and even that only temporarily, that the head noises would
then cease, but the hearing in the affected ear would he lost forever.
1 then saw your advertisement accidentally in a New York paper, and ordered your treat
ment After I had used it only a few days according to your directions, the noises ceased, and
to-day, after five weeks, my hearing in the diseased ear has been entirely restored. I thank you
heart ily and beg to remain Very truly yours,
F. A. WURMAN, 730 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Md.
Our treatment floes not interfere with your usual occupation,
*r YOU CAB SURE YOURSELF AT HOME •“•SSL"-*'
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See the Pittsburg
Line Before Cos
Buvirur
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Exclusive Patterns AM \
EUROPEAN 1 r QS3
Only on sale at ARTISTS I ff
CHARLES F. FBCHTER’S
SOUTH SIDE BOOK STORE.
NEAR THE BRIDGE.
THEY CRUSH THE POWERS
This is written in mid-October. The long,
oppressive summer is quite gone. Fading
leaf, withering tree and the rustling corn in
the fields are signs of the season. Fog,
frost, rain, snow, —they are corning. You
remember last winter; of 1900 and 1901.
The weather was cruel. Ahl the thous
ands it killed, and the hundreds of thous
ands it maimed and crippled. Oh, the
rough grasp it laid on men at work, women
at home, and children in cribs and cradles.
Coughs that began before Thanksgiving
Day are racking and tearing them still; yes,
and growing worse as they dig deeper into
the poor, tired throat and lungs. Many
were cured by using Benson’s Porous Plas
ters. For the soothing and healing power
of these Plasters is wonderful. They con
quer the complaints
THAT ARE KILLING THE PEOPLE.
No other plaster, no other medicine or ap.
plication, can compare with them. Coughs,
colds, backache, rheumatism, lumbago,
kidney and liver troubles, asthma, influ
enza, -they all go down before Benson’s
Plasters like a snow image in the sun.
Yon can’t throw money away on a Benson’s
Plaster. Everybody la going to use them
this season. But maks certain you get the
genuine. All druggists, or we will prepay
postage on any number ordered m tha
United Bute# on receipt of 25c. ta<*h.
beatery k Johnson, Ufg. Chemists, N.7.
The Wisconsin Central Railway
Maintains a daily train service be
tween Chicago, Milwaukee, Manitowoc,
St. Paul. Minneapolis, Ashland and
Duluth, reaching Ean Claire. Chippewa
Falls, Marshfield; Hurley, Ironwoodand
Bessemer as well as the principal points
of Wisconsin enroute. Connections with
roads, running South, East, West and
North are made at terminnl points.
Pullman Sleejters are attached to all
night trains and meals are served A La
Carte. Any agent of the Wisconsin
Central Ry. will be pleased to give you
further information, furnish tickets and
reserve sleeping car accommodations.
Jas. C. Pond, Pass. Agt ,
Milwaukee. Wis.
VIA THE NORTHWESTERN LINE.
March 18th.. April Ist and 15th, May
6th and 20th. 1902, homeseekers tickets
will he on sale to points in California at
f2 00 more than one way fare for the
round trip, tickets good retnrning with
in 21 days. For farther information
apply at ticket office.
J. F. O'Brian, Agent.

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