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T1H-: I/ >NG ROAD. By John Oxcnham.
The Mncmlllnn Company, r.i-titi Flfth Avenuo, New Vork. t*i>. 350. si.r.o. Bj "The I.ong Rond" John Oxonham tnennn tho ronrl that strotchea from tCnxan, In RtisRla, to Irktitsh, ln Sluorltt, along which trnglc companlea of Rum ,mi oxllcs paaa on thelr way, through tln hrlof aunshlno of aum n or and th" muil and Ico und snow of frhsen wlntor, The attthor knowa how to draw thn jdclur.c of thr road wlth n mastor flen. Every atroke fulflla u purpoae, nnd the acencs .iirintx tho weary jour nev thnt the ItuBsians trond are so vlvid that they seent t<> bo taking ptffce before tho eyea of the rendor, Ttu story concerna Itaelf speclally wlth tho fortunea of Iv.in lline, of Knzari, hla wife Marya. and hls llttlo sun Stepan, who was nlna years when he first took to tramping on' "the long road." and oleven before hls tramp wns finished. Tho hardshlps on the road and Its amall compensntlons ap penl strongly to tlio he'art of the rcnSef. The fathor of the llttlo Illne family, bon>'st, hard-worklng nnd coritented, wns uprootod from his r.us. sinn home through no fault nf hls. After a whllo. when ho Wfta once more housod tn Irkutsk, he rletormlnod thnt aa far as In hlm lav. he would glvo none evon tho sliglitest handle ngnlnpt hlm ngnln. But the Governor of Irkutsk dled and Patchkln. who lind convlnced tho TnYtars of tho exlatence of n per pnnal dovil, enme to rulo In his Rtend, No mnn mlght escape Paschkln'a no tlce. Ur~ enme to lline's forgo" and named blm ns a inomimr of hls councll, n doubtful and dangoroua honor. He sent Stepan, now grown lnto llkely vounp manhond, to Sclcmslnsk to Und 'two black horses that Paachkln had seen on the Bteppea and tanclod. When Stepan got to hls Journey'fl end hc found tho owner of the horses to he tho father Of n llttle girl who had beeri klnd to Stepan whori ho had gotm nn foot through Irkutsk years beforo, and whoae image had boen bourne ln hls henrt over alnce. Stepan perauadod thc young clrl tn mnrry hlm nnd took her back wlth hlm to Irkutsk behlnd the hlacks. For n llttle whlle tho preen-sbutter ed house by tho busy forge, where thc lilnes dweit, was n happy place. But like tho rest of the Irkutsk people, the Iltnea llvod on the slopo of n vqlcano that nt any tlmo mlght broak forth. And they knew it. Calaniity enme when the balf-year ly nniount due from the Verklnak silver wns n week overduo, nnd Paseh kln, furiouB at tho dolay, sent Tvnn lline to Verklnsk to innulre lnto thn rnuso. The wnters -were out along tho traveler'8 courso and Illne went, not to Vorkinsk, hut to hls death. lils wife dld not long survivo hlm. Stepan asaumod a moak of stolldity nnd kept cloae wlthln the gro.-n-shnt terccl houso, or at the forge. But POBChkln at last found him. Then ho bei ame councllor, ns his father had been before him, nnd the upshot of the matter was that hr*> too, was sent to Verklnak. But he dld not tn with the Joyful nlacrlty that Paschktn de mnnded. Si tho tyratit'B Ingonult ? was si t to work to devlae o punlshment thal should tlt tho caso. Paschkin was pleasea when he sent n swift mes sengcr by n Bhorter route than llino had tnken to the chlef of police of Verklnsk. The mossonger carrled ord? ers of exllo from Irktutsk for Stepan. llo mlght go ol80whero wlthln Slborln, but wns never to stay longer than ten ilnvs at nny one place. Then camo the boglnnlng of the dreadful end. Stepan rendered a aervlco iu n benevolonl old Jew named Poter ICrop, who sympalhlzed wlth him, lont hlm money and helped hlm to tlt out a travel Ing morchant'a wagon and sell wares along the road. After a whllo Stopan'a Wifo and two children camo to hlm. Thoy made of the llttlo wagon a house on whcels, and away from th>- shadow of Pnsch kln's presenco, they rojolced. But a hard ?wlnter, oven for Slbcrla, came. The wifo slckened and dted. and then the children. one by one. Then Stepan, hcaring that Paschkin wns about to have Siberin for Russla, pursued and oyertook hlm. A?- ho wns nbout tn wreek vengennce on the monater ho belloved to he tho murderor ot his wifo nnd children. a li11lo ulrl. wlth the name of his,'owtv, chlld, nnd oyos as blue ns hers/- erawled from under thn furB of Paachkln's alolgh and criod for him to stnp. For the Bnko of the ehlld Stopan stayed his hand, He went lnto the wllds of the farthest north and llvod for two years: then romombrancc atlrred ln his brain and he came back, Pltor Krop left hlm money. and he picked up the broken threads of his llfo and spent the few years that ro mnlned to hlm In trylng to add to thc bapplncsa of otherB, Bince he had nonc of hls own. HAUf-HOURS IN" SOUTHERN HIS? TORY. By John Lessllfl Hall, Ph D. B. P. Johnson Publlshlng Com? pany, Richmond, Va l'p. .'!in, Prbfesaor Hall'a book is dlvldod intr t> n chapters, each ono nf which ox ce'p'f tho ln>t. that containa the sunv tnlnir up of the author's vlewa, i.; de voted to aome especial epoch In South trn history. Beglnning wlth the old-tlme South the author paasea on to n doscrlptioi of the homea tliat mado Southen Iteroes, He afterward takes up thi hundrea yearB1 wrangle, touching upoi early and later causea of eatrangomen between North and South, dotinlng hl vie.ws as to the rlght of aecession, an, comlng down tn tho boglnnlng of tho War betwoon tho states. Ho does not forgol to mentlon ln glowlng terms tlie prlvnte Southorn soldlcr nnd sallor as real horoos, whoao full story and nchlovcments remain stni unwrltton. Along wlth theso horoos he rnnka the women of tho Confodoracy ns glowlng pnbrlots, and procoeds, after eiilogl-ing th.am, to'tnlk nl.out I.oe and hls palndlns, Jackson and hls foot-cnvalry, Shlloh nnd Its soldlers, and thon the South slnco tho war. From tho flrst pago of tho hoolt the dlgnlfied countenanco of Goorg;o Wash? lngton looks foitii nt tho roader, to he followed lu natural nonUchco throughoUt succcedlng pnges hy Mnr shiill. llenry. Jefforson, Madlson, Mon? roo. Jackson, nnd later hy .Icffersnn Dnvls, Clay, Calhoun, Stuart, John ston, Leo, Stonewnll Jackson, Alhert Sldnoy Johnston and Forrost. Tho book is wrltten ln tho hnppy Btylo of n man horn Into tho social and polltlcnl conditlons which he sets ln order for the odiflcntion nnd In atructioh of othors boaido himself, It nnswera the need allko of tho hook lovr nnd the student, and containlng, as it does. much that Is altogether llew. pOBBCSSCfl alSO llllicll tll.1t ls lUOSt vnluable In tiie way of referonco. Tho faet thnt Profcssor Hnll Is a Virginlan nnd a RIchmonder, that he ls, nnd hns heen for years, nn cdti cator nnd n memhor of tho fncuity of Willlam and Mary College. Vn., In vests hls bonk wlth additlonal weight nnd Interest. ln covers, typography nnd general mako-up. lt reflccts great credit on its pnhllsliers. tiio B. F. Johnson Company, of thls city. THI": BIRTII OF TIIE NATTON. By Mrs. Roger A. Pryor. Tho Mnc nilllnn Company, of New York. Pp. 352. ?l.R0. Tho nppenjanco of Mrs. Pryor s book, anxlously nwalted as lt has heen, ls hailod wlth dolicht, oapeclally here ln Richmond. whoro Mrs. Pryor Is woll known and hns many friends. '.Mrs. Pryor boprlna her book. which is wrltton ln clonr, smnoth, flowlng Engllsh, and wlth great power of Imaginntlon, wlth a mentlon of tho Jamestown celohratlnn and tho logenda rolatlng to the dlscovcry nf Amerlca as well n,. the roal offoV_. of tho Cabota and tho loss at sea of Sir Ilumphroy Ollbert. Chaptera second nnd thlrd are de voted 10 an account of Ralolgh's unsuc ccssful attompta nt colonlzatton, tho death of Queen Ellzaheth nnd tho chartor obtatnod from lamos I. for the new rolnny. From thls tlmo forward tho history of tho Tamostown colony ls taken up. tho concludlng chaptera containlng an nccount of the death of Pocahontas at Grnvcsend, ln England, tho citatlon of important events at Jamestown Island, nnd nn intorosting referonco to the legonds of tho old stono houso on Ware Creek. Mrs Prvor calls nttcntlon to the fact that the Vlrginians. havlng Innugur ai.il reproaontatlvo government on the American contlnent. on June 21. 16-1, extorted the conoession that "no ord? ers .>f court shall blnd the sald colony unlesa they bo rntlfied by the Gen? eral Asseinhlles," nnd in 1634, nssortod the right of solf-taxatlon and control of the publlc purse, protesting tliat "the Governor shall not lay nny Im position upon tlie colony. ?!i*ir land or commoaitlcs. otherwlao than hy tho nntborltv of tho General Assemhly, and omplnyed. as tho aaid Assemhly shall nppolnt." "These events." contlnues Mrs. Pryor. "are the- glnry and honor of th" natlon, but my pian waa to tell oe.lv of tho blrth of tho natlon; to honor the men who put thoir handa to the plow and never lookod back, regardloaa of tho dlscouragomont, dis loyalty and detractlon metort out to them. They laid the foundation; others huilt the fnlr structuro. When tho klngs of tho enrth send thoir nnvles into Virglnla waters, when multltudca throng'the gntes. when cannon speaka to cannon, when orators bring their cholcest words to graee the hour, a voiee moro eloquent than nll theso will riso from the sands of tho, deso lato little Island of Jamestown: "We who ilo hore ln unmarkod graves died for you." THE VEILED LADY. By F. Hopkln son Smlth. Charles Scribnor's Sons, 1;')3-157 Fifth Avenue, New York Clty, publlshers. Sent througl the Boll Book and Statlonery Co, of Richmond. Pages 205. $1.50. Mr. Hopkinson Smith. who ls a dc lightful author, ls at his best ln thi writing of short storles, which he fll? wlth vivld Interest, nnd rendcrs most absorbing to hls readers. Ono naturally assoclates Mr. Smltl with hls adventuros as a traveler. 1 se.-ms very rlght und proper for hli len'ding story, and tho ono which namc: 1 a book (.. he just what It te, and u he a romance in which nlghtlngales moonllght, a goldon-halred hourl am a gallaht lovor should play thelr par and bo helped hy him to tho attalnmcn oi tlielr pnsalonate beart's doslro. Venlco ls Mr. Smlth's spoclal camp Ing-ground, and s/i lt is that tho chap t. rs ho devotea ;o Lorotto; tho ''Rosi of tho Venetlnn Shipyards," to her lo-. for Vlttorlo and her hatred for Fran ccsco, seema to como next, in intensit; of charactcrization, to thu lcadinj '' hey aro all good storlos, howevoi tho . lovon ho has wrltten, und a.l mlrera of thu nuthor'a atylo wlll bo thoroughly sa.1 flf/ed wlth tho ??nlertnlti ment h>' lum oltered them in "Tlio Velleti Lady." THE TURN OF THH BALANCB, By Ilrand Whitlook. Kobbs-Merrlll Co., of lndlanapolls, lnd. Branrl Whltlock ls tho npofltlo of roallsm. None who read "Tho Turii of tho Bftlnnco" wlll deny Mils, Many will go further and declare thnt ho la the npostlo of peBSlmlsm, Those who look botween the llnoa I C what he has wrltton In "Tho Turn of tho Balnnco" wlll not he tho peoplo who are 'fond of llterary snnthltu* syrup. or atfmmortlmo romancos, For1 thls book deala wlth grlm phnses ot llfo, and Is pitilcss In tho exposureB which It makos. It pictures tho snrdld aldo of poverty; its tthredrcaaed wrongs, and lts bc trayal nt the handa of the immoral. who stand as tho tcmptors of youlh and lnexpericnco. It pirtun-s tfce aoverlty of tho law for the poor. a aoverlty tho u'nrelcntlng purnult of which only emin with the fleath of ita vlctims. Jn equally strong terma It deBcriboal the rlch, the weaknessoa nnd vanlty which brlng nbout thelr undoihg; thi lsolatlon and boycotttng of tho f.w who havo anythlng lilco standarda ej honor and liprlghtnosa by the BollUtl monoy-grabbers, against whom nll ot-. fort for better thlngs Is futllo, Tho bnld. baro truth la flung In tho faco ?*t tho reader without a reniedl.il auggostlon. Tho aufhor consldera ln'1 task accompllshed when he has RtrlppeJ tho vell from llluslon and dlsclosed tha hiileous rcallty benoath, Hut what ho writ^'s furnlshe.s foott for thought, and cannot fall to set the) nilnd nf the publlc to ponderlng, And tlio wrlter who dnes thlfl has eertalnly: not wrltten ln valn. FELICITY: THE MAKING OF A COM EDIENNE. V.y Clara E. Latighlin.' Charlca Scrlbnor'a Sons, through the Bell Book nnd Stationery Co.,' of Richmond, Va. Tho llne mlngling of pathos nnd hu?] mor, tho sprlghtlineaa without conrsr-J ness, and the Bohemlan ilavor that y> e lenyea untouched hlgh spiritunllty and Idoallam, havo rondered 'Fcliclty: Th<? Making nf a Oomodlonno." a book trj bo recommended for many rensons. i That tho book has somo crudonesah nnd laek of smooth conncctlon Is tio' moro than mlght he expected In tha tirst effort of an authoress known hitherto In stort storles anrl novelottes "Fellelty," oven in hor carofully reared girihood, showed tlashings -if the tnlcnt that afterward made her careor ns nn actress. Tlio bent or her naturo In ctfildhood is Jnfluenced by a comedlan unden I whoso Influence she falls. But after-1 wnrd she Is sent to boardlng-school. j Hor work ln the ond Bhnpca natural I ly toward her becomlng one 0f tho' stars of the stag.>. Her llfo as ai woman Is Uved qtllto npart froni hi r profeaalon, and leada her lnto happyl love and homellfo. The portralturo of the dlfforent peo-! plo assoclatcd with tho llfo and pro-: fession of the herolne, dono with; ? tualnt analytlc power and sweet, gon-! tlo phllosophy, havo a great rle.al to1 ?lc wlth the wholesome ilavor of tho book. j Old-fashlonod peoplo, who inslst on. happy novel ondings. wlll bo dollghted over the art by which Mlsa Laughlhi brlnga tho romancc of Fellclty's llfo! t" a woll-rounded and beatitio "conclu slon. Magazine Nbtes In llarpei-s Magazine for March P,ubl'sl.V Harper & Hros., Frank lln Square, New Vork City, londlng reaturoa wil bo an Intensely interest Ing artlclo hy Profosaor Pickorlng, of Harvard, on "The Plaeo In Our Kartli Dlscovered From Whieh tho . Moon Waa Tom." Edwin A. Abboy has palnted for Harper's fivo pictures from Shakospearo'g Henry IV. One of those, a picturo of Faistaff, in color, is tlio frontispleee of tho Juno niim ber. Colonol William 11. Cook wrltea about "Llneoln. As I Knew Him"; Mr. Charles W. Furlong glvos gllmpBes of "An Artlst's Adventures ln Trlpoli"; Stoddard Dewey furnlshes a aketch of "The Bandit Who TerroHzcd Franee " nnd Mr. W. D. Howells rolatos his ini presslons of Donoastcr and Durham. and hns thom illustrated by Ernest Haskell. Thn Century Company, of Union Sauaro, Now Vork, publlshers of tho ?'. ntury Magazino, wlll dlsplay in tlio frontisploce of their Juno number a er.ior portrnit of Mme. Nazlmovn, as Hodda (iabler, by tho famous colorlst, Slgismond do Ivahowskh Another notablo fllustratlve featuro wlll bo throo drawlnss hy Ahdro Cistnigne )f sconoa in VIetor Hugo's "Les MIso .?ahies," nccompanylng a hitherto un puhlished letter by the great French author. Ellon Terry, whoao Jublleo waa cele , brnted last summer, will glvo to read | its the first chaptors of her autobio. : graphy in McClure'a for June, puhlish ed hy tlio S. S. McClure Company, | Fourth Avonuo nnd Twonty-thlrd Street, |low York Clty. Other fine con. trlbuttons for June aro "Chancollors villo," In which Carl Srhuz spoaks his inin,i rcgardlng Gonorals Howard and Hookor In thi? great battle, and "Tho Flght of tho Coppor Klngs," in which F. AilgustiiH Helnze lells thn stnry of ! hls Blnglo-lmndod flght to drlve tho Aiunigaiu.'ited Copper Company out of Molitiiiui, I'eatures or tho .lune Sorlbncr, to bo put on the innrkei hy Chnrlos Bbrlli noi'*H Hoiih, of Xelv Vorlt, wlll IllcllldO "Tho Mnn ln tho Illgh-Wntor lloots," by !?'. Hopuiiison Smlthi "Betwcon the l.upln nnd the Laiirol," by Henry vim Dykej "Tho Call of tho West," hy Sldney Looi "Tiio French Tempora-' loeiit." by Profcssor liarrott VVontloll, und nnpther tnstatment or "Tho Frttlt or tho Treo," by IMllli W'harton. Tn tho June number of l'utniim's Moiithly, pulilished by G. P. I'utiiiim's Sons, .7-211 West Twenty-tflird Street, N.w York. Mr. Ooorga E. Ido wlll provldo nn artlclo on tho Insuranco iiuestlon. Mr. Fredorlck Trbvor Mlll wlll wrlte on "Logal DofenterB nf tho Lnw," and Miss Ruth Putnani, tho only lady who Ih on the board of trusteoB of Cornell Unlverslty, oftors i study upon present eondltlons ln '.hn Unlverslty. The prlnolpdl featuros In tho May Isstie of the Rovlew of Rovlowa aru n letter from President Itoosovelt nn tho BUbJect of raco sillclde; n pnper on "Tho Fato of the Socond Russlnn l>umn," hy Alexls Alndln; "Tho Fcace Congross in Nnw Vork." hy W. T. Stcnd; "The Chlcago lOlectlon nnd the Clty's Trnctlnn Outlook," by an Im partlal observor; "Chlcago's New Mayor," by Goorgo C, Sikes: "Consul Le.loux nnd Hla 'System.' " by Thomas F, Mllhird; un account of tho cxamlna lions for tho consuhir servlcn reeentiy held ln Washlngton for tlie flrst tlmo; "Wall Street's Crlsls and tho Country," by Cllgrles F. Rpenre; "Publlo IndUS trlal Educatlon," hy Asslstnnt Roore tary of Agrlculture ITays; and a group of illustrated articlcs on the State park niovenient ln Masaachusetts and New York. In tho odltnrlnl dopartment, "Tho Progress of tho World," the subjoets or presldentlnl cdndldnclea, crltlclsm nf railroad 4 managoment, tho publlc, utllltles blll in New Vork. tho recent peaco congross, the Jamestown Expo? sition. nnfi other toplca of tho month are dlsctissod. The Book Nows Monthly for May, puhllshed hy John Wanamakor, of Phlladelphla, has. ns Its Introduetory nrtlcle, "Tho Celtlc Revlval." by Stephen Gwynn, mombcr of Parllnment fnr Galwny. Other Important pnrtlci pants In tho Trlsh Lltorary Revlval nro mentloned na to thelr llves nnd worlcs hy Dr. Cornollus Woy?;andt, of tho Pennsylvdnla Unlverslty. Miss Anno M. Enrlo's trnvol sketch ls ontltlod "ln Old Tournlnn," and Dr. Talcntt WI1 llnms's crltlclsm nn.i doscrlptlon of the recent art oxhlhltlons In NVw York and Phlladelphla ls most Intor? osting. The leadlng artlclo |n "Tlmely Toplcs" Is "Tho Crnvlmr for Prlnt," hy Edgnr Jepson. IllustrntIons through out nnd a color frontlspleco hy Jack Yeats ndd to tho attraotlvcness of tho issue. The May Issue of tho World's Work. by Doubleflny. Pagc & Company, of New York. hna dmong Its special ar? ticlcs, "Oovcrnor .ftighns?Now nnd Later." by "Q. P.": "Amerlcn and Japan," hy Mary Crawford Fraser; "Hnllrond Mnn's Honor," by C. _? Koys, nnd "The Amerlcan nf Tn-Mnr row," by Frederlc Altattn Ogg. Other wrlters for thls Isse.^ aro Arthur W, P.ige. Frendh Strother, C. M. Kovs. Agnos C Lant. Mary F.ronsnn Ilnrtt. Edgar Allon Forb.s, Brlgadler-Gen oral Frederlck Funston, G. B. M. Vaughan, Dr. Edward A. Avors and Robert Russa Moton. The World To-P.iy for June, puh lished hy tho World To-day Company, 166 Fifth Avenue. New York Clty, wlll have among- other tlmely articlcs. Hamllton Hall's description of "Tbc Great Peace Conference at New York"; "The Archltocturo of Chrlstinn Sclenco," by S. S. Beatnan: "The Story of An Old Trall." by Herbert Vandor hoof. and an Important artlclo for all Interested In natlonnl affairs, show Ing the goo,i and bad effects of munl clpal owcrshlp. Alnslio's Magazlne for June, puhllsh? ed by the AInslle Company, Soventh Avenue and Fifteenth Stroet, Now York Clty. wlll have tho conclnsion of Horaco Vacholl's serlal "Her Son." The noveletto for June will he "Tho Farseeker." by Francls Metcalfo. Short Btorles nre hy II. F. P. Battershy, Robert F. Macalarney, Rny Norton, Marion Tlill. F. W. Brown. Owen Ollver, II. B. M. Watson, _ona Gale, and Elizabeth Hanks. The Outing- Magazlno for June comes from the Outing Company, 3.",-37 West Thlrty-ilrst Street, New York Clty. ln it Bolmore H. Browno glves hls ac ccunt of "The Struggle Up Mt. Mc Kinley." Other tlmely articlcs belng Ciifto'n Johnson's "The Niagara of the West," "The Long l.abrador Trall," by Dillon Wallaco; "Tho Tales of a Col lector of Whlskers," by Arcliihald Me Kackney, nnd the beginnlng of Kraer son's Hough's new novel "The AYay of a Man," wlth a Virginlan for a hero. Tho J. Ii. Llpplncott Company, East Washlngton Squar'ei Phlladelphla, nn nounce that the June issue of thelr magazlne wlll hnve for its completo noveletto "A Tragedy of Ctrcum stanco," hy Frank Dahby. Short atorles nnd popular papera wlll be by Carollno Lockhart, Luey Copingor. Mnrlon Ilill, Carrlo Blake Morgan, _Ilnna Thomas Antrlm, Walter Jones, Edith Morgnn Wlllett. Mrs. John Van Vorst and George L. Knapp. ' The RIdgway Company, of Unlon Squaro, New Vork City, will put Every body'a Magazlno for June on sale about May 20th. Attractlvo mngazlne fen tures will dovelop ln Rowland Thomas's story. "Thls Fortuno," I. K. Frledman's study of dlscharged con vlcts, and ,i. ii. Oaklson's account of the transformailon of the Indlan from a loafor to a citizen. Tho June OIMST AND BEST *BL01)D PUMFIEB GREATEST OF ALI TONICS For ncarly fifty ycars S. S. S. lias bccn Jscfore the people, and in tliat time thousands upon thousands havc testcd its virtues and know that no other medicine so satisfactorily clcanscs the blood of all impurities, huinors or poisons, or is so well adapted to the entire system as a general tonic , The majority of human ailments are causedby impnre or impoverished blood. Every part of the body is dependent on this vital fluid for nourishment and strength. The mus? cles, nerves, bones, sinews, skiu and other portions of the system are sustaiued and enabled to perform their different duties because they are supplied with nutrirbent and hcalthful properties through the circulation. When, however, the body is supplied with weak or impure blood the system is deprived of this strength, disease germs collect, and a general impaired condition of hcalth is the result. Coming in contact with coutagious diseases is a frequeut cause for the polluting of tha blood; we also breathe thc germs and microbes of Malaria, and like diseases into our systems, and wlieu these get iuto the blood in sufficient quantity it becomes a carrier of diseasa instead of liealth. Then follow such symp toms as anaemia, boils, sores and ulcers, and often chills and fevcr and a badly weakened and disordered condition of liealth. Often a sluggish, inactive condition of the system and torpid state of the avenues of bodily waste leaves the waste and refuse matter to sour and form acids and huinors which are absorbed into the blood, and some seriotis blood disorder or itching, annoying skiu disease is the result. the blood than the skiu. Muddy, sallow complexions, eruptions, pimples, etc-., show that the blood is iufected with un-healthy humors which have changed it from a pure, fresh stream to a sour, acrid fluid which forces out its impurities through the pores and glands of the skiu. Spring is the season at which a blood purifier and tonic is most necded. The accumu latious in 'the system, caused by the inactive, shut-iu Winter life, must be removed, for when warmer weather corues the blood is aroused, and in trying to rjd itself of these impurities calls upou every part of the system for assistance, and few constitutions can withstand these demands without some manifestation of disorder. The physical weakness, a tired, woru-out feeling, changeable appetite, poor digestion, and general run-down condi? tion of the system, together with skiu affections and diseases in different forms, so common at this season, show that a blood purifier and tonic is ueeded. S. S. S. is Nature's blood purifier and tonic. It is made entirely of healing, cleansing roots, herbs and barks, and has long been recognized as THE KING OF BLOOD PURIFIERS and the GREATEST OF ALL TONICS. It goes down into the circulation and removes gently but thoroughly, every particle of impurity, hunior or poison that may be there, restores lost energy, builds up the appetite, and steadily tones up thc entire system by its fine tonic effects. S. S. S. neutralizes an)' excess of acid or hunior in the blood, making it fresh and pure, and cures Bczeina, Acne, Tetter and all skin diseases and eruptions permanently and promptly. It adds to the blood the rich, healthful properties it is in need of, and in every way prepares the system for the change from Winter to Spring. S. S. S. cures Rheuma tism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Sores and Ulcers, and all other diseases arising from an impure or poisoned blood supply. If you have any evidences of a weak, impoverished condition of the blood, or feel the need of a tonic, begin the use of S. S. S., which is for sale at all first class drug stores, and prepare your system for the depressing Summer months which are to follow. Book on the blood and any medical advice desired will be sent free to all who write. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, ATLANTA, GA. About a year ago I -wari troubled wlth bad blood. Whenever 1 soratched mysolf or ln any way mode aa abraslon of the Bkln an ugly sore or raw nlcer would come and glve mo no end of trouble. Knowing of th? reputation of S. S. S. I declded to uae lt, which I dld wlth most gratifylng results. It. purllled my blood aad I have not boea troubled slnco. Ever elnco taking S. S. S. my health has been rrood and I rooommend It bb a fine blood purlfior and tonio. Vlctoria, Texaa. CHA8, A.LEUBCHNEB - There is no better index to the character of fhtion Is by Broughton Brandenborg, Alice Moran nnd Madgo C. Jenison, Georgo W. Ogrlen, Katherlno Holland Brown. Josepb C. Llncoln and Henry B. Fullcr. The June Bolioiuinn, a clevcr m.iga zlno front the Outing Publlshtng Com? pany, 35-37 West Thirty-llrst Street, New York Clty, will eontain "Mon arch, tho Blg Mouse," by Edward .Marshall: "My Yesterdays," by Mile. Alla Nazlmova; "Nowspaper Tlps nnd Tlpplng," and "How I Mado Coney Island," by Fred Thompson. A novel quito out of the ordlnary wlll appear ln the June "Smart Set," publlshod by tho Ess Ess Company. of 452 Flfth Avenue, Now York. Short storles wlll llkowlso appear, and aniong tho wrlters of these may bo named Zona Galo, John G. Neibardt, Mrs. Henry Dudenoy, W. J. Hendorson and Golett Burgoss. Arthur Symons, tho brilliant English osaaylst, wlll contrlhute n charming paper called "A London Contrast," and tho versc wlll ho of the highest order. Tho frontlspiece for the May Crafts man Is a palntlng called "Tho Out casts," by Eugcno rllggins, John Spar go wrltes a sketch of Eugene Ilig glns and hls work, and Bllss Carman dlscoursos on "Tlie Lenven of Art." Other wrlters of tho unusunlly lntor estlng articlcs making up tho tablo of contents are Katherlno Metcalf Roof. Gardner C. Tenll, Agnos Lo Frederlck Monson, Valorla do Mudo Kelsey, Arthur Jerome Eddy, Mortlce McCrea Buck, Elsa Barkcr, Paul Ilar boo and Eva Ogtfen. Four big new features appearlng In Succoss Mngazlne for May. publlshod at 32 Waverly Plaee, New York, in eludo "MorKanson's Finish," by Jack London: "Tho Merry Chlpmunk," by Erneat Thompson Seton; "Roosovolt nnd The Railroads," and "The Chrls tlanlty of Christlnn Sclence," hy Sno II. Mlms. Tho fictlon nnd other dopart ments of the mngazlne nro full of in? terest and Information for nll classos of readcrs. In the June issue of Harpor's Bazar, publlshod by Harpor & Bros., Franklln Squaro, New York Clty, a most fhteroatlng lendlng artlclo wlll be "London Society Past and Present, by Mrs. Goorgo Cornwnlll8 West, for merlv Lady Randolph Clmrchill. Other wrlters of noto wlll he Henry Jamos, Goorgo Hnrvoy, Mario Ollvler, LIUlo HanLllton French, Ellzaboth Stuart Pholpa and Walter G. Rohinson. Letters That Altered History. Will the Harrimdn-Roosovelt letters Clguro in tho campaign of 1008? l'os slbly they wlll. Tho Domocrats may he ,-ellcd on to use- every wenpon which they ran loy their handa on. If thls Marrlman woapon turna out to be ot any sorvlco to them next year they wlll wlold it Ex-Prosidont Vnn Buren'a letter on Texas annoxatlon, which wns oxtortod from'him by hls onomloa of the- Calhound branch of hls party ln the spring of 1844, dofoatod him mr tho presidentlal cundidacy in that V<. hv turntng the Southern dologa anaiUBt him. and gavo the nomlnatlon to I'oilc. Clny, tho U'hlg candldate, wrota lottors on tho same issue ln tho same c.mvnss, which turned tho ex trom- nntl-slnvery men In tho North agalnst him and put Polk ln th.e White Houso. The Mulllgnn letters dofoatod Blaine ln tho convonlion nf 1S7R, aftor u treni.-ndous I'ight. and cotieentrutod nll hls bpponionta on Hayoa, who got tho nomlnatlon. The same letters helped to hent Dlalno nt the polla in 1884, when his oppouent was Chveland, nnd thua hrcdte the tllin of unlnterrupted llepuh llcan suecesslon In tho prosldenoy slnco ajftCOln.?Lesllo's Week./. B1J ? O D 1557 E. Main St. aldwin & Brown, Richmond, va. Corrugated and V-Crimp Roofing, Painted and Galvanized. "Bestoid" Rubber Roofing. Carey's Magnesia Cement Roofing. ._.__,?_._? _.?_,_ Tarred Paper. ^PillMl^W^^^'1^" ^;,;' Tin Plate. Hardware, Lime, Cement, Terra Cotta Pipe C. LUMSDEN & SON, Jewelers and Silversmiths. STERLING SILVER FOR SPRING BRIDES. Teaspoons, dozen, $7.00 and upwnrds. Eessert Spoons or Forks, S18.00 upwards. Tablespoons or Forks. dozen, $26.00 upwards'. Dlshes, $3.50 to $75.00. Caadlesticks, each, $5.00 to $20.00. Vases, each, $5.00 to CHESTS OF S1LVERWARE. Ilandsnmo Oalt or Mahogany Ohest, wlth lock and key, contulnlng, DOZEN' PIECES?Table nnd Dessert Forks, Table, Tea and Dcssort ? $100 and upward. Chests of different comblnatlon and for a lacor*: and greater num pieces at prices to correspond. 731 Main Street.\ Lumsden always wclcomes a comparlson of prices. dozen, each, $50.00. FIVE poona. "Trueltcart Typo" "Bred ln Old Keatucky" MTJLJ3 CO I I^ONO DISTANCE PHONE 5129. Always on Hand, 1 50 Head Medium and Heavy-Weight MULES, Fresh froni tho great producing flelds of Kentucky and Mlssourl, Buyera wlll find SIZE, FOR.MATION and general good quallty. PRICES IIICSHT. Stoelc eonstantly com ing in. Satisfactlon guaranteed. Correspcndenco so llcited. Pens at Mammoth Etarns of M, KELLY IIORSI5 & T. B. TRUEHEART & CO., Rj^# v? YOUR DINNER1S NOT COMPLETEWITHOUT OESTA'S DELICIOUS ICE CREAM OR CHARLOTTE RUSSE. Phones 287 and 6480. 117 East Main Street Ellwood and American Poultry Fencing, Mado of BIG, heavy galvanlzod "Wlre. Turna stoclc, too, Costa tho samo aa tho fllmsy nottlngs, nnd worth many tlmes more. Oall nnd seo it or send for cataloguo and prices. The Implement Co., 1302 EAST MAIN STREET, RICHMOND, VA. Qardon Seorls, Qrasa H>mlB. Fiower Seeils. .SeuilB tluit make tlio crop, Poultry Suppllos, Inoubators, Fcrtlllzora ?ovHiythliiK In thls llno, A earcl wlll brlng you n cataloguo, Call to seo us. Diggs & Beadles, The Heoil Merilmms, _ltlillllliinil, Vn. Maurer's Rat-and Roach-Paste aitracu theseYermin byitsodor : tbcyeot itantl die inaiamly ln u>e over 50 yeara. MAUKER'S DUQ POWDGR is sure death to bedbuB?. nwts, tleas und moths. 'iW> -sSold only ln bottUs. At all drucglmts* or ? n. 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