T1H-: I/ >NG ROAD. By John Oxcnham.
The Mncmlllnn Company, r.i-titi
Flfth Avenuo, New Vork. t*i>. 350.
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
B1J ? O D 1557 E. Main St.
aldwin & Brown, Richmond, va.
Corrugated and V-Crimp Roofing, Painted and Galvanized.
Cement Roofing. ._.__,?_._? _.?_,_
Tarred Paper. ^PillMl^W^^^'1^" ^;,;'
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.
"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
Buyera wlll find SIZE, FOR.MATION and general
good quallty. PRICES IIICSHT. Stoelc eonstantly com
ing in. Satisfactlon guaranteed. Correspcndenco so
Pens at Mammoth Etarns of M, KELLY IIORSI5 &
T. B. TRUEHEART & CO., Rj^# v?
YOUR DINNER1S NOT
DELICIOUS ICE CREAM OR
Phones 287 and 6480.
117 East Main Street
Ellwood and American
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,
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,
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. MKvnr.n <- hon. i>iui,\iiki.i>iiia._
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