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The Donaldsonville Chiel
A Russian becomes of age at 26-
when the bomb-throwers give him a
A German profes.;or says this coun
try Is rich in geological curiosities.
Fortunately our fossils are becoming
An Indiana man got a divorce from
his wife and marred his cook. About
the surest way to keep a good cook
i to marry her.
Alaska had produced $15,000,000
worth of gold since 1895. Uncle Sam
made a good bargain when he got the
territory for $7,000,000.
A London doctor contends that
every man should have a silent hour
at his home every day. It is a work
ing scheme for bachelors.
Many a family who are scared half
out of their senses at every thunder
storm will run a hundredfold greater
risk from dirty wells and iealarious
swamp holes without a sign of alarm.
Englead built a Dreadnought, then
the states built a bigger Dreadnought.
Now England is going to build a big
ger Dreadnought than the Dread
nought that Outdreadnoughted the
A German sanitary expert points
out that the reason why beer is often
sold at a temperature so low as to be
injurious to the stomach is that at
that temperature it is difficult to tell
stale beer from good beer.
A mere allowance for his children
will not be satisfactory to Count Boni
de Castellane. He wants his wife to
provide for the payment of his debts.
This is an indication that Boni doesn't
intend to live up to his recent resolu
tion to be @ood for the remainder of
The cur of Russia has ordered $9,
000,000 set aside for the building of a
nec battleship. The naval grafters
who are responsible for the poor con
dition of Russia's fleet in the war
with Japan must have rubbed their
hands in anticipation of the good
times ig store for them when they
heard of the order.
Long Island farmers are advocating
a law compelling all heavy wagons to
be equipped with tires four inches
wide, thus converting vehicles that
now destroy the highways into road
rollers that would preserve them. The
scheme is so simple, so cheap and so
excellent, says the Brooklyn Eagle,
that Its failure is almost certain.
Dr. Forbes Winslow, the great Eng
lish alienist, declares that there will
be soon more insane than sane peo
ple on this earth. The question natu
rally occurs as to what is a sane
man. Entire sanity, like common
sense and other general terms, is only
relative. All people are only approxi
mately sane and sensible. The "aver
age mat" does not exist, nor does the
absolutely sane and sensible man.
The best ti 'it any of us can do is
to keep up a fair average.
The foreign trade of the United
Sta.tes continues to be large and
profitable. For September the im
ports were $102,286,000, against $101,
987,000 in 1905. The exports last
month were $138,950,000, or about
$3,000,000 more than in the same
month last year. The excess of ex
ports over imports for September was
$36,664,000, against $33,996,000 in
1905. The balance of trade in our
favor is mounting up, and the demand
ar American products is increasing
in both the home and foreign markets.
More than one famous American be
gan business life selling newspapers.
That the pr( ant generation of news
boys is made of the same sort of
stuff as the past generation is indi
cated ity the action of the Newsboys'
union, of Boston, in raising money for
a scholarship in Harvard university,
to be awarded to a member of the or
ganization. The winner of the first
scholarship was announced last
month, a youth 17 years old who had
succeeded in preparing himself for
college while selling newspapers. He
enters college at an age much young
er than the average in the freshman
"Small colleges versus large," is a
favorite subject with educators. In
this country the question is answer
ing itself in a practical way. The
small colleges are growing larger, and
other small colleges are being start
ed. That many of our colleges are
overgrown there is no doubt, and
many devices are suggested to divide
them into smaller units. To the gen
eral public. not concerned with the
special problems of educators, the
growth of the colleges is a matter for
congratulation, says Youth's Compan
ion, for it means that more and more
young Americans are trying to get a
Another bunch of Carnegie medals
has been distributed, and still the per
son who is, against the glares of the
populace, equal to holding on to the
Qnd seat goes unrecognized.
More evidence that women are in
vading the gainful occupations former
ly monopolized by men is found in
the arrest of ene in Arkansas on the
charge of being a moonshiner.
Only one uman who served as cap
tain in the Mexican war is said to sur
vive, but an item of this kind usually
brings out several corrections.
There are no long p ems in Japa
nese. In many ways the Japanese are
well wortl, of our imitation.
Revised spelling for the weather bu
reau? Why not call it the whether bu
Fat men's clubs are numerens. Why
1- ,a there never been a tall men's
Count Boni continues to loom up
before title-hunting families as the
great matrimonial horrible example.
By NORMAN H. CRO WELL
It was evening on the Dakota pral
rie. Before the door of his sod shanty
a young man whose flaxen hair pro
claimed his Scandinavian lineage
stood, engaged in the engrossing duty
of feeding his shepherd dog. As he
tossed the crumbs the dog would leap
nimbly upward and catch them neatly
as they descended.
"Ah, Jim," he ejaculated, presently,
"a week-maybe two week and she
He gazed straight at the dying sun
and murmured the word "Hilda" in a
subdued voice. Then he walked to a
bench beside the door and sat down,
folding his strong young arms across
his breast, while the dog crept up
and buried his nose in his master's
It had been a year of reverses with
Lundquist. He had labored hard-no
man could put more honest toil into
the struggle with a penurious soil
than he-and it seemed now as if all
was for naught. Beginning with a
wet, disheartening spring, the season
had crept on, piling up against him its
mute but potent protests in a manner
that had discouraged many a less
hardy man. His best horse, becoming
entangled in the only wire fence
within 20 miles, had been sacrificed
to the casualty list of a frontiers
man's life. By mortgaging his crop
he had secured another.
He was now facing his annual inter
est payment, while the storekeeper in
the town a dozen miles away was
growing suspicious and was demand
ing payment of an open account. His
crops-only puny stacks of 'discolored
wheat straw standing limply awaiting
But Lundquist was forgetting all
this as lie sat on the bench before his
abode. Hilda was coming to him.
Hilda, from far-off Norway. Six years
it had been since he had gazed into
her eyes-six years since he had
stolen aside in the crush at the em
barking and kissed her many times on
her willing lips. The thought of it
brought a smile to Lundquist's sun
tanned visage. The dog saw it and
wagged his tail in recognition of his
Two years ago she would have
come, but he set his teeth firmly and
sent her that letter which had wrung
his heart. "Wait!" he had told her.
Wait till Fortune smiles more bright
ly on these bleak Dakota prairies! It
was a bitter thing to do, but Lund
quist saw no other course.
Only last year she was prevented
from coming by the sickness of her
mother. Nothing, not even poor
crops, now stood in the way of her
coming, and she was now in mid
ocean on the steamer that was bear
ing her westward-to Carl.
In a little box under his bunk he
had every letter that Hilda had writ
ten him. They were good reading
during the long winter's evenings.
The steamer agent had said that
she should reach Quebec on the 14th.
It was now the 9th.
On the 16th Lundquist went to
town. He walked up and down the
single street, keeping close watch on
the depot until the afternoon train
had passed. He rode the 12 miles
home in moody silence.
The following day he went to town
again and in the evening, when he
went back toward home, his face was
haggard and wan from his day's vigil.
tie was getting worried. What could
be keeping Hilda? Had something
gone wrong? Lundquist slept little
Old Jim, for the first time in
months, barked piteously and his
master, starting guiltily, made haste
to throw some bread to the animal.
"Pore Jim!" said he, "Ay fo get
Lundquist essayed a laugh, but it
died away hollowly.
The next day he had stalked by the
post office five times in sulky silence
when he heard some one call his
name. He paused and entered.
Banks, the postmaster, had a letter
in his hand.
"Letter for you, Carl!" he said.
"Came this morning!"
Lundquist took it in his hand and
edged away to a corner of the little
office. It was a queer letter-all in
print, like a newspaper. Lundquist
bent over it and wrinkled his brow.
"Read it for you?" suggested the
"Ja! To read hem," assented
The letter was a cruel stab to the
eager listener. Hilda was detained in
Quebec. The medical authorities had
examined her and found her suffering
with an affliction of the eyes that
would prohibit her entry unless
speedily cured. To do this a suffi
cient amount of money must be ad
vanced by Lundquist to insure pay
ment of the medical expense incident
to the treatment.
The postmaster, hearing a suspi
cious sound. paused in his translation
and glanced u.. The listener was
staring at him wide-eyed, his whole
soul pouring out through his blue
orbs. It confused him and he crum
:)led the paper nervously. Lundquist
brought himself together with a jerk.
"How much money hem say?"
"A hundred dollars!" was the post
"Von hunderd dollars!" repeated
the stricken youth, "Von hunderd-"
He reached out and took the sheet
from Bank's fingers and placed it in
his pocket. Then he went out, old
Jim close at his heels, with his tail
An hour later the two emerged
from the door of the bank. Aimlessly
they strolled along the dismal street
until they came to where the team
was tied. A mile out on the open
prairie tbe youth turned in his seat
and shook his clenched fist at the
receding town. Once he glanced up
ward-then settled firmly in a
straight stare ahead, and so remained
till the cabin was reached.
That night he did not go to bed.
He sat and walked and babbled to the
dog till daybreak. In the morning
he eyed the rising sun with bloodshot
eyes. His body quivered with the
protests of abused nerves and his
cheeks were sunken from lack of
"Von hunderd dollars!" he said,
That day he visited the bank three
different times. The last time he
stood in the doorway and told the
banker a few of the hot things that
rankled in his brain. Old Jim stood
aside and snarled.
He visited the store and asked for
food. When the storekeeper suggest
ed pay, he cursed beneath his breath
and left the place. He went to the
post office with a letter he had writ
ten to Hilda-a letter filled with
scalding tears and heart burnings.
The postmaster spoke to him, asking
if he was sending the mcney on to
the girl. Lundquist clenched his
teeth tightly and rushed out to con
ceal the tears that stole unrepressed
down his cheeks.
Two days later a letter came. It
was cold and formal. Hilda had re
turned to Norway. Lundquist stum
bled awkwardly when Banks read the
letter and thrust his elbow through a
pane of glass. Banks, glancing up,
made light of the accident.
"Don't worry about that, Carl!" he
remarked, "I'll fix that."
"Ay get yo glass!" said Lundquist,
hoarsely, as he went out.
At the hardware store he brought
forth his paltry store of silver-four
dollars in all. The glass took one of
these. Inside the case something
caught his eye-something shiny and
cold. He inquired its price.
"Two-fifty," said the man, "and it's
Lundquist slid the money hesitat
ingly across the glass counter and
took the object gingerly in his hand.
Flushed and trembling, he started for
"Wait! You want-you'll need
I some of these!" called the proprietor
as he slid out some little boxes.
"Ja! Von box!" said Lundquist.
It was late that night when the two
reached the lone cabin on the prai
rie. The dog sat on the floor before
his master and licked his lips ex
I pectantly, but his master heeded him
not-he was reading, reading, read
ing Hilda's letters.
Two weeks later the newspaper at
the county seat printed the following:
"A party of sportsmen made a
gruesome find in a sod shanty 12
miles north of E- last week. At
tracted by the mournful howling of
a shepherd dog they drew up and
entered. The body of a young Scan
dinavian lay upon the earth floor
with a bullet wound in his forehead.
Numerous letters scattered about
create the impression, that he com
mitted the deed in a fit of homesick
Iness or despondency. The dog re
fused to leave the spot, although
wasted to a skeleton by hunger and
(Copyright, 1506, by Daily Story Pub. Co.)'
Abreast of the Times.
"How is you son getting along?'
we asked the old acquaintance.
"First rate. Making money hand
"That's good. Let's see; he gradu
ated as a veterinary aurgeon, didn't
"Yes; but after he tried to practice
for a while he changed to an automo
Tony-I'm against keeping the lid
Tony-I kept mine on when Mis
Sweet passed me the other day, an.
now she won't speak to meo-Detrot
Went Fishing A-Horseback
Ar. Animal That Was a Worthy Fol
lower of Sir Isaak.
A somewhat novel method of fish
ing was employed ly the "Pudding
Sisters,' whose experiences are given
in Outing. They did their fishing on
horseback, using two mounts, known
as Grace and Ginger.
The horse Grace had the added
value of a training in trout fishing,
and fishing was good in the South
Fork of the Snake, the trout ranging
from one to two pounds. Grace would
work across the riffle, up to her sides
in the swift running water, while her
rider cast a gray palmer with a yelow
body ip, dcown and across.
It was laughable to watch the horse
when a fish was hooked. Slowly. pa
tie tly, cautiously, Grace would amble
toward the shore, watching the fran
tic attempts of the fish to escape.
stepping sideways in an effort to give
her rider better chance to play it,
and always sighing in apparent relief
and satisfaction when the fish was
That horse keenli enjoyed the sport.
Ginger did fairly well, but had a bored
air through the whole performance.
The other horses would have none
The deep water, the whipping of
the rod, the swishing of the line,
seemed to get on their nerves and
they would plunge and snort and make
for the shore just as a two-pound
beauty was rising to the fly. The
deep water and swift current made
fishing on foot almost impossible.
Among those whso atp'eared this sea
son before the board of assessors in
Marbhehead. .ass., and kicked about
their assessments was a >an named
Whiteford. After p st -ng 'atiently to
the kick be made, the board told hint
that they couldn't abate the tax ont
the property unless a widow owned it.
"Well." said Whiteford, "call me a
Modern breadboards should be
scrubbed with sand or salt instead of
soap, in order to be kept in good con
Clean grease or rust from plain
iron or galvanized iron sinks with
kerosene and wash them with boiling
In the case of a tiled floor, a little
linseed oil rubbed in, and the tiles
subsequently polished, brings up the
Flatiron holders, if lined with a
layer of soft leather, like the top of a
boot, will protect your hand from
heat far better than if made in the or
Eggs covered with boiling water and
allowed to stand for five minutes are
more nourishing and easier digested
than eggs placed in boiling water and
allowed to boil furiously for three and
A cheap disinfectant to use in scrub
bing or washing utensils in a sick
room is made by adding a teaspoonful
of turpentine to every bucket of hot
water. Turpentine is a powerful dis
infectant, and will dispel all bad
If a tin of paint has to be opened,
stir it thoroughly, so as to dissolve
all of the oil, then fill up with water.
When it becomes necessary to use the
paint pour off the water and you will
find it as fresh as when first opened.
Fried sausage or force meat balls
for roast turkey, capon or fowl.
Fennel for mackerel and salmon,
either fresh or pickled.
Lobster coral and parsley for boiled
Currant jelly for game, also for
custard or bread pudding.
Seville oranges, in slices, for wild
duck, pigeons, teal and such game.
Mint either with or without parsley.
for reast lamb, whether hot or cold.
Pickled gherkins, capons or onions
for some boiled meats, stews, etc.
A red pepper or small red apple
for the mouth of a roast pig.
Sliced eggs, showing the white and
yellow parts, for chicken salad.
Spots of red and black pepper, al
ternated, on the fat side of a boileo
ham, which side should lie uppermost
on the serving dish.
TO "SET" THE COLOR.
Strong Brine of Cold Water and Sall
Will Do the Work.
It is impossible to tell whether a
color is fast before washing, says the
Boston Traveler, but by far the safesi
plan is to "set" the color before it
goes to the tub for the first time. One
of the best methods of setting deli
cate colors consists in simply making
a strong brine of cold water and salt
,nd soaking the garment from 12 tc
24 hours. Of course this should be
done just before going to the laundry
and the salt should not be allowed
to dry in it. This is especially good
for all shades of pink and green, and
colors once set this way will be
bright as long as it would be possible
to expect it. A strong solution o1
alum and water Is good, particularly
with blues and the more delicate
shades of brown, but its effect is not
so lasting as that of salt, and it is
sometimes necessary to renew the
bath after the first three or fotr
The Useful Onion.
Every housewife understands tha
onions are a bind of all-around gooe
medicine, without knowing why.
She knows that a solid red onio0
eaten at bedtime will, by the next
morning, break the severest cold.
She also knows that onions make
a good plaster to remove inflamma
tion and hoarseness; but she does
not know why.
If any one would take an onion and
mash it so as to secure all the juice
in it he would have a most remark.
able smelling substance that would
quiet the most nervous person.
The strength of this substance in.
haled for a few minutes will dull the
sense of smell and quiet the nerves
until sleep is produced from sheer
A JINGLE OF FALL SHOPPING.
Young Mr. Hubbard, he went and h(
To get his dear wifey a hat.
He saw a new bonnet, said: "Let's decide
Said she: "Why, no one's wearing
They looked at, he reckoned, ten bonnets
Until they found one low and flat.
He said: "Come, now, try it." She cried.
"I won't buy it!
Why, all of the town's wearing that!"
Onion Sanwiches Good.
An onion sandwich is very appetiz
ing, says a writer in Health. While
onions do not agree with everybody.
he trouble is generally due to eating
hem with other food. If just onions
and bread and butter ore eaten for
one meal, there will be no bad effect
Onions are healthful and in some
cases tend to relieve insomnia, and
are said to be good for the come
The Mark of :he Strong.
The tendency to persevere, to per
sist in soite of hindrance. discour
agements and imp.)ssibilities-it is
this that in all thuigs distinguishes
the stron soul from the weak.-
Proof of Sobriety.
The following words have been re'
istered as designations of whisky:
yon," "Sempermickelment" and "Ska
brigdantyfuge." The ability to orde:
any one of the braids in question
might well be taken as conclusive
proof of sobriety.-British lied:ca;
Most great poets have written about
the sea, yet few have written songs
which sailors can sing.
Our Washington Letter
Interesting Gossip Gathered at the National Capital-To Stop Mar
riage of Blind Persons-Weak Spots in Bank Examinations
WASHINGTON.-Government control of the
AGE BIIDOp marriage of persons deprived of one or more of
NW -their senses is the latest administration idea. By
his appointment of a committee on eugenics As
sistant Secretary of Agriculture W. M. Hayes has
taken a step which, it is expected, will result in
a great improvement in the human race through
more favorable conditions in the relationship of
It is the object of this committee to devise a
way to prevent the marriage of two blind persons,
should it be determined that their union would
result in a transmission of their deficiency.
Members of the committee are: Dr. Alexan
der Graham Bell, Washington; Dr. David Starr
Jordan, president of Leland Stanford university;
Maj. Charles Woodruff, M. D., U. S. A.; Dr.
Charles B. Henderson, University of Chicago; C.
W. Ward, New York, and Rev. J. E. Gilbert, Wash
Eugencies is defined as "the science of generative or procreative devel
opment; the doctrine of progress or evolution, especially in the human race,
through improved conditions in the relations of the sexes."
The committee will submit a report at a meeting of the American Breed
ers' association in Columbus, 0., January 15. The committee, Assistant Sec
retary Hayes says, will "investigate and report on heredity in the human
race; devise methods of recording the values of the blood of individuals, fam
ilies, peoples, and races; emphasize the value of superior blood, and sug
gest methods of improving the heredity o4the family, the people, or the race."
SIMPLIFIED SPELLING GETS A REBUFF.
"Roosevelt spelling" was up before the su
FOR preme court of the United States the other day,
and in an encounter with the traditions of that
ancient body it did not come off the victor.
The case under consideration was that of Dal
tDal cour against the United States, and Solicitor Gen
eral Hoyt was engaged in presenting the govern
ment's side. In the course of his argument he
had occasion to refer to a long quotation in his
- brief from a decision of the court rendered some
years ago by Justice Bradley, in which the word
"through" was spelled "thru."
Chief Justice Fuller held a copy of the brief
in his hand, and when the word was reached in
terrupted Mr. Hoyt with a question as to whether
0CO E the extract was intended to be a quotation from
Justice Bradley's official opinion.
"In all except the spelling," replied Mr. Hoyt.
"Ah," significantly responded the chief justice,
with an interrogative inflexion that caused a general smile through the court
room. The solicitor general explained that the department of justice, like
all other departments of the government, had attempted to follow the new
order of spelling, and he added that, while he considered it proper to pursue
this course in the original text of the department's briefs, he did not feel that
the department was justified in changing the orthography of judicial opinions.
He said that in the future such changes would be guarded against.
The court has not adopted the simplified spelling system.
BANK EXAMINATIONS ARE NOT THOROUGH.
Do bank examiners examine? Is their exam
ination worth anything? Is the public protected RNK
against loss by their work? ,
Such questions as these are inevitably sug- GtMG
gested to the average man by disclosures like
those in Chicago recently, in connection with the
failure of the Milwaukee Avenue State bank; in P
connection with the Philadelphia failure, and the
Pittsburg bank thefts.
"No bank inspection will protect the public
against downright dishonesty on the part of the 4<
This may be taken as the official and final
statement of the comptroller's office. Banking
always has been and always will be a business in
which the head of the bank must be trusted and
It has been shown repeatedly that collusion
between two officials in a bank (or sometimes
merely the dishonesty of one official) will deceive the best bank examiner
in the employ of the government.
A good illustration of this fact took place in the failure of a bank not
long ago at Redbank, N. J. One of the best examiners on the comptroller's
force was sent to look into the affairs of the institution. He spent several
days going over the securities and books, and then called the directors to
gether and reported that the bank was perfectly sound, and that he would
recommend that it go on.
At this moment the cashier of the bank came in.
"You are entirely mistaken, gentlemen," said the cashier. 'This bank Is
The examiner and directors looked at the man in amazement.
"It is very simple." said he. "If you will wait a minute I will go into
the cellar and get some papers."
Presently the cashier returned with some loose sheets which had been
removed from the ledger. They contained the record of deposits. Most of
them were of money which had been put in for saving, and to draw interest,
but it was one of the bank's liabilities, and it put a very different aspect on
Until the dishonest bookkeeping was disclosed the affairs of the bank
appeai-ed all right. There was no w'ay in which the examiner could tell that
loose pages had been taken from the ledger-unless, indeed, he were gifted
with some Sherlock Holmes instinct beyond the ordinary equipment of the
In other words, the national or the state bank examiner is not a Sherlock
Holmes. In most cases he judges a bank's condition by sturface conditions.
'Only when rumors of something wrong have come to him does he try to insert
the probe below the surface. And even then he has small chance of outwit
ting the sharp and crooked bank officials who are on the ground and who
have had every chance to cover their tracks.
HUNDREDS OF BANKS TO EACH MAN.
There are 78 bank examiners to examine
7,966 national banks. Last year these examiners
I made a total of 11,716 examinations. Anybody
ANK gwill see from these figures that an examiner does
fl i not linger long over any one bank.
What the examiner does is to look over the
%t1 securities, check up the amount of loans and dis
counts, see what proportion they bear to the cap
ital and assets, and generally to make sure that
r.~. the books of the bank do not show anything con
_ trary to the national banking act. The examina
tion is, in fact, more a check on the officers' way
/ of doing business than a precaution against actual
National banks are not supposed to be ex
amined oftener than twice a year. And then all
that is necessary, in most cases, is that the rec
ords may appear all right. Among the assets
may appear certain notes which are forgeries, but
the bank examiner does not take each signature to be less effective than it
should be. It has one great weakness-namely, the fee system. Comptroller
Ridgely says of this:
"The weakest feature of the present system of examination is that the
examiners are paid by fees instead of salaries. I believe every comptroller of
the currency in recent years has recommended a change in this system.
"The government cae and should by all means improve the service by
paying examiners by the day and greatly increasing their number, so that
a man should have time and take time to go into matters as thoroughly as is
necessary to get at the real condition of the bank. The nmen ought to be paid
good salaries; large enough to attract and hold good men. It is one of the
difficulties of the present service that it is hard to keep good men."
PEOPLE'S LOBBY FAVORED GY THE PRESIDENT.
The president is deeply interested in the suc
cess of the "People's Lobby," for the purpose of
organizing which several well-known investigators ,
and writers met here recently. The most impor- /
tant meeting for the purpose of giving direction -
to this movement of safeguarding the interests of
the public against the malevolent influence of ,
special interests v:as delayed until John Bronson
Reynolds, co-author of the Neill-Reynolds report n°
on Chicago packing-house conditions, could get
the ideas of the president on the subject and con
vey them to the organizers.
The important matter is the selection of a \ 0 y
Washington head of the lobby. Frank H. Hitch
cock, first assistant postmaster general, has been ;- il
suggested in this connection, and it is understood -
that President Roosevelt thinks that he would be
an excellent person to stand sentinel for the com
mon good and unearth bad legislation and pre
vent the emasculation of good legislation. Should Mr. Hitchcock leave his
present position for the rather idealistic duty which the peoples lobby wii
create he will receive a larger salary than he now gets.
The "people's lobby" will have nothing to do with the "'Jirst Christian
Lobby," headed by Rev. Wilbur F. Crafts, and which in its fight agaihat
saloons and liquor interests used the postal franks of senators and represen
tatives until the lost office department discovered the fact and stopped this
abuse of the franking privilege
ý ý COLDS
' OF THE
When, Is an Old Maid?
When does a girl become &n old
maid? This question, blunt and shorn
of delicate innuendo, is now figuring
in the somnolent discussion of Phila
delphia society. One might say that
a girl becomes an old maid when she
fails to marry betimes, but that is not
the point. What is the exact year
that ushers in spinsterhood and closes
forever the gates of youth? Of course,
this is not a matter in which man
has any word to say. No rational
wearer of trousers would tempt fate
and the scorn of femininity by at
tempting a suggestion, for any arbi
trary dead line would necessarily
bring down upon the luckless mascu
line head a storm of reprobation. It
has been left to tho women them
selves to brave the peril. And they
have placed the age at 40 years.
Under this ruling a woman is a ten
der bud until twoscore years have
counted their gloomy litany of days
and the hair near the &dalp begins to
Income From Abroad.
The London Economist states thai
British capitalists draw an income of
$500,000,000 from their foreign invest
ments. Last fiscal year they paid
income tax on $330,300,000, as com
pared with $195,100,000 20 years ago
The largest amount is derived front
interest on foreign and colonial gov
ernment securities and the next larg
est sum from dividends and interesi
from foreign and colonial concerns
"Now, I am ready, how do I look,
dear?" "You remind me of a Sioui
in his war paint." "Oh, you nasty
thing, you-" "Don't cry, darling; I
only meant you were dressed to kill."
Dyspepsia of Women
Caused by Female Disorders and Cured by
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
A great many women suffer with a
form of indigestion or dyspepsia which
does not seem to yield to ordinary treat
ment. While the symptoms seem to be
similar to those of ordinary indiges
tion, yet the medicines universally pre
scribed do not seem to restore the pa
tient's normal condition.
Mrs. Pinkham claims that there is a
kind of dyspepsia that is caused by a
derangement of the female organism,
and which, while it causes a disturb
ance similar to ordinary indigestion,
cannot be relieved without a medicine
which not only acts as a stomach tonic,
but has a peculiar tonic effect on the fe
As proof of this theory we call at
tention to the case of Mrs. laggig
Wright, Brooklyn, N. Y., who was
completely eored by Lydia E. Pink
hamns Vegetable Compound after every
thing else had failed. She writes:
" For two years I suffered with dyspepsia
which so degenerated the entire system that I
was unable to attend to my daily duties. I
felt weak and nervous, and nothing that I ate
tasted good and it caused a disturbance in my
stomach. I tried different dyspepsia cures,
but nothing seemed to help me. I was ad
vised to give Lydia E. Pinkhamns Vegetable
Compound a trial, and was happily surprised
to find that it act€d like a fine tmnic, and in a
fewdavs I began to enjoy and prop rly digest
my food. 31i recovery was rapid. and in
five weeks I was a well womao I have rec
ommended it to many suffering women."
No other medicine in the world has
received such widespread and unquali
fied endorsement or has such a record
of cures of female troubles, as has Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.