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“ I have kept Ayer’s Cherry Pec toral in my house for a great many years. It is the best medicine in the world for coughs and colds.” J. C. Williams, Attica, N. Y. All serious lung troubles begin with a tickling in the throat. You can stop this at first in a single night with Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral. Use it also for bronchitis, consumption, hard cold.*, and for coughs of all kinds. Thne sires: 25c.. s*c , sl. All tnuliti. Consult year doctor. If be ssys take It. tkon dr> as be say*. If he tells yoa not to take It. then don’t take It. Ha knows. Leave It with him. We are willing. J. C. AYER CO., Lowell. Haas. When .Justice Was Jocnnd. The judge of one joke is as rare as the poet of one poetu, yet the Washing ton Post stat.-s that there is only one Instance of jocularity recorded against Justice Gray, of the United States Su preme Court. One day when Judsou Harmon, then Attorney General, was making an ar gument before the court, he had occa sion to display a map showing the lo cality in which the land in dispute was situated. It was a tiny map and difficult to see from the bench, and as he held it up Mr. Harmon referred to It as “a bird's-eye view!” Justice Gray squinted his eyes in the ef'ort to discern the map. “Mr. Attor ney General," he said, at length, “I re gret to tell you that I am not a bird." As the Attorney General folded up the tiny map, the grave and dignified justice was seen to chuckle. Burning Head. Star City. Ark.. May 26th.—A very remarkable case has just occurred here. Mr. W. H. MeFalls has been suffer ing severely for two years with 'in ail ment that puzzled the doctors and everybody. The trouble seemed to be ail In his head, which had a burning sensation all the time. Sometimes this burning pain in the head would be worse than at other times, but it never left him. At last lie tried anew remedy called Dodd’s Kidney Pills, and *was agree ably surprised to Ind that the burning gradually disappeared. An attack of La Grippe has laid him np for the last few weeks, but Dodd's Kidney Pills have banished his old trouble entirely. His son'George used a few of the Pills whichNhla fattier did not need, and they luivodone him so much good that he anyx he would not take ten cents u pill for the few he still has left. Encouraging. The Patient—Can’t you help me, doc tor? 1 feel that I am going to die. The Doctor Yes; I think I can.—Yonk ers Statesman. Belladonna is a preparation from the deadly nightshade, a plant familiar to most persons from being frequently seen as an ornamental shrub in the flower gardens. All parts of the plant are ac tively poisonous, and many fatalities have resulted from the leaves or berries being incautiously chewed or eaten by children and other persons. You Can Get Allen's Foot-Ease FREE. Write to day to Allen S. Olmsted, I.e Uoy, N. Y., for a FKEK sample of Allen's Koot- Kase, a powder to shake Into your shoes. It cures tired, sweating, damp, swollen, aching feet. It makes new or tight shoes easy. A certain cure for Corns and Bunions. All druggists nud shoe stores sell It. 25c If we wish to be big men to those who cotne after us we should keep no log books, but always remember to sing, “1 never did so when 1 was young,” then, yon see, they’ll never have a chance to find out what blooming idiots we were.— “Up and Down the Sands of Gold," by Mary Deveroux. The Text. Mr. VV.atkyns—Well. Tommy, what did the minister preach about to-day? Tommy (promptly)—Go to your aunt, thou slugger.’' Somerville Journal. MISS LAURA HOWARD, President Sonth End Ladies* Golf Club, Chicago, Cured by Lydia E. rinkham's Vegetable Compound After the liest Doc tors Had Failed To Help He;. “ Dk\r Mrs. Finkham :—I -an thank Tou for perfect health to-il&j-'. 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FREE ABsniiiTEiY FREE W *>l wr.J n f-n I*d F.U *'ir ***”_'• -t Pisl (ippemsinn's 6imn Ro>- l .1J n... oj diri ia t*jß lt mUMiS* lOiQ UJIS, wiin of Iml vita at grulM and; —for—;.cvn,'ical *p4*cr—CM H-;& l’l-iua l wiis, *• f ->o, mot or eotten, .1, krr tmJiwnLotc nt t oac* octo-tn V po *as* suit. I’ml OprM A tv, ailw.i-t or, V* to. ♦mmssnlt Kjl Root Cowrb Sym?. Tawc Gwd. Cs IJJ ||| WOMAN IN GRAY ROBERT ESTES DURAND. CHAPTER VII. Three months went hy. aml brought an early spring. For some reason, known only to herself **■ possibly to - that strange being. Miss Trail!), the Woman in Gray had insisted on the public an nouncement of her new relationship with the ex-Qome Secretary being delayed un til Lorn Abbey should be fit for a horne eomning. “When you begin lift at Lorn Abbey,” she had written to my uncle, “your home may be my home, if you will, but not be fore. It is only a whim, but I have a strange yearning for that house. 1 want the new order of things to commence there.” So the formal adoption of Consuelo Hope as the daughter of Sir Wilfrid Ant ory was to be celebrated by a dinner and a ball, which would also constitute the “house-warming” at the newly purchas ed, newly decorated Lorn Abbey, one night during the second week in April. I had taken chambers in Whitehall Court, and was to spend Saturday and Sunday at the Abbey when I chose. But It had been a whim of Uncle Wilfrid’s, and possibly of Miss Hope’s, that I was not to see the old place until the night of the ball, when all the alterations and improvements would be complete and the house at its best. Uncle Wilfrid had gone down the night before, following the staff of servants, and Lady Towers bad promised to take Miss Ilojie on the day of the “house warming,” herself remaining afterward for a wet k or more. An odd sense of being in the midst of a dream was upon me as I got out of the train at the railway station at Marten head. I sent on my luggage and decided to walk up to the Abbey, having purpose ly failed to specify the train by which I would arrive. Presently I crossed the last stile, and found myself in the straggling outskirts of the village. Then on past the albur num-bowered cottages and smart new vil las, and along the road leading to Lorn Abbey, already arched over with the green and white of chestnut trees in bloom. I remembered noticing on my first visit to the place in the autumn, that the cot tage, which was called The Nest, was “To let—unfurnished,” but now it had evidently been lately taken. I glanced carelessly up, wondering if the new inmates of The Nest would prove to be acquaintances or strangers, when a sudden flash of vivid scarlet color be tween the curtains of a central window caught and arrested my eye. A woman, dressed in red, was peeping out at me. I walked on thoughtfully. Why had my uncle’s new neighbors thought it neces sary to hide themselves from me? I had reached the tall Abbey gates, and ■ecu a couple of little children playing at the door of the long, empty and deserted lodge, when a whint seized me to enter by another way. I was not expected at any particular time, therefore a slight detour could inconvenience nobody. I walked on. past the high wall and long stretch at hedge, newly trimmed, un til I had left behind me the limits of the park and reached the outlying meadows which on that side bounded the estate. At the corner of a triangular-shaped field was a stile, and I leaped over, skirting aloug tlie hedge within. In the distance gleamed the river, and half way between loomed tlie tall tree which sheltered the grave of the murderess, Florence Haynes. Now, to my surprise. I found that some one else had been before nte. The tall figure of a man was silhouetted against the sunny yellow-green background, and I could see that he was standing still, with bent head, and hands behind him, ; close to the spot where the stone indi cating the low grave rose above the grass. His back was toward me, and my foot falls on the springy turf did not warn him of my approach. I had got close enough to see that he was young, dark haired, and well dressed, before the crackling of some small twig under the pressure of my boot caused him to start and glanee over his shoulder. That movement showed me a face which, once seen, and only for an instant, would nev er be forgotten. Even had he not turn ed to regard me deliberately, as I drew nearer to him, 1 should have known the man again after a lapse of twenty years. It would have been impossible to fancy a handsomer face. It was 'oo hand some, indeed, to belong to any one save an actor, worshiped by foolish girls, or an artist's model; and yet there was a certain latent suggestion of strength in it, too. Seeing me, he at once turned and rap idly walked away, and I very som had m> cariosity so far satisfied as to st“ him turn in at the gate of The Nest. Then I retraced my steps, and went slowly on toward the house. • ***••'* Dinner was over. In honor of Sir Wil frid and his beautiful adopted daughter many pretty little speeches hud been made. Each moment carriages were driv ing up and depositing such guests as had chosen to come early to the ball. The huge room which, in the days be fore Queen Bess, had been the refectory of the abbey, was now the bill room, with a hundred brilliant lights reflect ed in the polished floor. Beyond was a modern conservatory, which connected the drawing room as well, and in the great hall between the two do-ors, out lined against a newly placed background of paltus stood Consuelo Hope beside Sir Wilfrid. Never had she been so beautiful. \s usual, she was a "Woman in Gray;” but now it was the shimmering, transparent pearl-gray of summer moonlight. •'Shall yon dance to-night?” I asked, when I had stood near her for some time in silence. She turned her luminous eyes upon me. "I do not know. I must not forget that now 1 hare undertaken new duties, new responsibilities.” "If you do, will you dance for the first time with Ate?” “I should like to say 'Yes.' and Sir Wilfrid would like it, I think. Yet. do you know, there is something supernat ural about me to-night. I * "I always thought that,” I litorpolat ed But she did not appear to bear my words. “I seem to know things before they happen," she went on. "For in stance. I knew that you were going to ask me to dance the first dance. Bat 1 know. too. that something will prevent mo doing so even if 1 accept, isn't that strange? I am feverish with many pre sentiments." ' *'lf yjt need help." 1 exclaimed, ''and' 1 could give it you . - ' "Ah, if you know how I nee led help! But there is no one who can stive it to me. not even the friend who has been kindest to me in ail the world. I think you know him.” she went on in an oddly apologetic way. "I heard yon mention him. It was whoa yen spoke of that wicked or unfortunate woman who died ia prison, and lies buried out there in the Finely field by the rive*^-Florence Haynes. He defended her in court dur ing her trial for murder, I think yon •aid.” ”D* yon mean Tom GordouY’ I in qnired in the unreasoning anger of jeaL ouay. “les, I mean Tom Gordon? Sir Wil frid knows he is my friend. He asked him here to-night. I hope, but I am not sure, that he will come.” “At least say you will give me the first dance,” I pleaded obstinately. “I will take the risk of your not being able to, fulfill your promise. And if lam not to have it with you, it shall be with no one else. Will you make the same bargain?” “Y'ou mean, promise not to dance it with any one but you?” “Yes; if Gordon comes, for instance, don’t give it to him.” The Woman in Gray usually hid her changes of feeling or emotion under a veil, which 1 was net; astute enougn to peuetrate. But now, to my surprise, a rich wave of rosy color swept over the face which had been so pearly fair. "Mr. Gordon does not often ask favors of me. He demands them as rights. And I—must grant them.” For a moment I lost my head. I for got that I, at all events, had no “rights” over her. I was conscious only of my love for her, the pang of jealous agony which smote me, and the desire to be put out of my misery. “What is Le to you that you, who rule other men, should be ruled by him?” I broke out. “What has he done to ” The look on her face checked me, and the word died on my lips. “Finish your sentence. Y'ou must, now,” she said, in a half-whisper. “Forgive me; I know I have no right. I was going to ask if you had given him a promise—to be his wife.” “Oh, no; not that.” She smiled again, as if relieved, ana turned abruptly away. Then a stream of guests began arriving. I had had her to myself for three minutes; it was all I could expect. But later, when the danc ing was about to begin, I came and stood before her, waiting. “I claim this waltz,” I said, with a certain seriousness beyond what the oc casion warranted. Somehow, I did not stop to question why her consent or re fusal seemed to mean a great deal be yond the mere promise of a dance to nte, “You claim it? Isn't that rather arbi trary? But, after all, my presentiment does not seem likely to be fulfilled.” The music of "Life Is a Dream” throb bed in the air. People were beginning to dance. I boldly laid my arm round her waist, and her pearl-hidden band was on my shoulder. In another instant we should have mov ed away together, but a harsh voice broke in upon the charm. "Consuelo—quick! Come with me! There isn’t a moment to lose. There's something 1 must tell you.” CHAPTER VIII. It was Miss Traill, hideous in black and scarlet satin—Miss Traill, her idol-eyes goggling in a wild emotion, her podgy hands pulling at Miss Hope’s gauzy sleeve. The Woman in Gray started away from me. “What do you mean?” she murmured. “Don’t stop to ask. Come where I can talk to you—you must be prepared—think what to do.” Miss Hope, with one backward glance, allowed the elder woman to lead her away, still talking rapidly, excitedly, scarcely taking thought to modulate her voiee. “Of all people in the world, he has come —just at this moment of success. Can you meet him safely? Or what is to be done? I f you could get iuto the conserv atory and train yourself to calmness be lg>re he sees you! It is those others who have brought him. Can it be a plot?” “I don't understand you. ’They,' ’he’ —whom do you mean?” murmured the beautiful lips. “Ah! it’s too late! They’re coming!” My first thought was of the masterful barrister, Tom Gordon, whom, it had seemed to me, Consuelo Hope either lov ed or feared. I looked round expectant ly, but, as my eyes traveled further to ward the great open folding doors, I couhl hardly bring myself to believe what they told me. Was it possible that the tall, dark, beautiful woman pausing between the hall and the drawing room, leaning on the arm of some man I could not see, was Paula? Yes; there were the Annesleys, just in front, and as I stood staring at the three, whom I supposed to be far away in Italy or France, their names were loudly announced by one of the bowing footmen: "Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Annesley, Miss Wynne, Mr. George Haynes-llaviland.” They moved up the length of the draw ing room, where my uncle stood among the guests, who were disinclined for dancing, Faula’s head held high, a defi ant smile on her red lips, yellow- satin draperies billowing around her. diamonds glittering in her black hair. Her hand was slipped lightly through the arm of the man I had seen a few hours before bending over the grave of Florence Haynes, the murderess—the man whom 1 had watched afterward until he dis appeared into the gate of the newly let cottage, The Nest. ‘ You have chosen to give us a sur prise, Paula,” l said in a low voice, as she barely touched my extended band. “Yes, I suppose it is—rather a surprise” —wilh quick eagle glances round the room and into the hall beyond. "We came back to England—er—somewhat un expectedly, and heard there was to be a ball. It seemed hardly necessary for me to wait for an invitation, did it?” "Not if you choose to come." ‘ Besides. Mr. and Mrs. Annesley, who are fond of the river, and 1 know I like it, have taken a cottage in the neighbor hood. It is called The Nest.” “Ah! Then it was you I saw at the window there in a red gown this after uoon?” "Did you see someone? If you aad recognized me or Mrs. Annesley. then it would have spoiled the effect. I would not have missed this for anything. By the way, let me make you and Mr. Haynes-llaviland known to each other. Mr. Haynes-llaviland is the gentleman of whom Uncle Wilfrid bought I<orn Abbey last autumn; but he has added to his name since then, for family reasons. We met at Nice, and he came back with us to England a few days ago.” 1 knew now why Pauia had chosen to bring this man to England in her trai why she smiled at him. with beguiling in her eves. She had made up her mind that be wr'l be able to recognize the Woman in Gray. He was the stepson of an ex-servant. That alone. I thought, would have been enough to ban him in h?r eyes, had she had nothing to gain frer-t bis acquaintance. Now she was ! •till leaning on his arm. w-;th a certain ! air of confidence and good-fellowship. “Uncle Wilfrid has told me that he is ready and willing to forget." Paula said, looking up at me with a peculiar burning glance. "I asked hint, though it way ! hard, for 1 don’t like humiliating my soli. Now I ask yoa —will you do the same?” "Gladly, if you consider that I have anything to forgive you.” "Not that I mean to beg Uncle Wilfrid to take me back," she went on. "1 am emancipated: and. besides, to-night he has formally and publicly filled my place. But we can all be friends. Don’t mind j my saying this before Mr. Haynes-Htrvi- 1 land. He has been with us so much of i late that our affairs are no secret to him. And now there is someone else who must forgive me for past rudeness, else my state of beatification will not be complete -I mean Miss Hope. Take me to her, please.” “She is dancing. I date say,” I answer ed confusedly. "There are so many old friends of yours here, Paula, who will be glad and surprised to see you. Better stop and greet them first.” "No. They can wait.” “I will take you, then,” I said. “But Mr. Haynes-Hnviland shonid not be com pelled to lose a dance. 1 will introduce him to a partner.” “Mr. Haynes-Haviland is going to dance with me by and by.” And Paula looked up at him bewitchiftgly. “Miss Wynne has excited nVy curiosity in regard to this wonderful MisS Hope,” said he. “I cannot help yon.” I answered. “I don't know where Miss Hope is to be fOUL-J.” “Ah, if you won’t. Uncle Wilfrid will.” She almost pushed past me, clinging still to the man whom she appeared com pletely to have subjugated. I did not wait to see what they would do. An un controllable impulse bade me go to Con suelo, if she were still in the ball room, and stand ready for any emergency that might arise. I got myself into the now apparently deserted conservatory out of the dancers' way. Then, feeling that my mission had been taken from me, I sat down in a re tired corner, into which a rustic seat had been pushed under a palm. I had scarcely occupied the hidden nook for sixty seconds when someone passed behind me, having entered from the outer door. There was a rustle of silken skirts along the floor, accompanied by the step of a man, and then followed the creaking of a seat as one or more persons subsided upon it. I began to feel distinctly uncomforta ble. It would not be pleasant to overhear a snatch of love-making, perhaps even a proposal of marriage; hut where I sail I was completely hemmed in. As I hesi tated the man spoke. Instantly, though I had not met him for years, I knew that I was listening to Tom Gordon, the fam ous barrister who had pleaded the inno cence of the dead Florence Haynes. "What are you going to do?” he had questioned. “I do not know,” answered the voice of Consuelo Hope. "Strange that it should come at the moment of your triumph—if it has come.” “But life is strange. My life stranger than all.” "If I stand by and see that there is danger for you, what will ycu do for me if I can save you?” “What could you do?” “Ah, you’ll find. I’m never quite with out resources. Other people have hal occasion to learn that before.” “I know. I should be grateful, what ever you did for me.” “Gratitude! We’ve got past that, Con suelo. I want more from you. Give me my answer to-night. And there’s only one answer possible from you to me.” “Mr. Gordon! Do you mean to threat en me?” “No, no. And yet, I don’t know. I think sometimes there’s a demon in nte, mad, desperate, which would send me to the world’s end to work for you if you loved me, or to work against you if you didn’t. I don’t know of what I should become in such a case, so don't try me, I warn you.” “Oh. for a friend—a true, disinterested friend!” “Nonsense! Women of your sort don’t make ’disinterested friends’ among the men. Let me kiss you once, and I'll stand between you and danger, as I've done before. What! You won’t? I’ll take it then!” I could bear no more. I sprang from my seat, and, with a crashing of flower pots around me. strode out of my ambush. I stood there, eyeing him, my breath coming hard. With a little involuntary cry which cut straight to my heart, the Woman in Gray moved close to me—away from him. For the fraction of a second her hand lay on my arm, and I could feel the electric quivering of her slight body. A wild, passionate joy surged over me. She had come to me for protection from him. Gordon had leaped up from the bench where they had sat together, and faced me, frowning and silent for the moment. "Hello!” he ejaculated in a peculiar, meditative, yet angry growl, glaring at me the while. “Terence Darkmore, of all men! What a fool I’ve been that this never occurred to me before!'’ “Consuelo.” I said—never before had 1 dared to call her by that name, but now it came to nty lips without volition—“for give me! I was caught in a trap; it all happened in so few moments. I tried not to hear; but now I can’t regret that I did. Let me be that friend for whom you cried out, and, some day, more to you than that. I ” “Hush!” she said, with a strange, al most unenrthly solemnity. “Heaven knows what this night’s work may end in for me.” (To be continued.) A Curious Transformation. Naturalists have long been familiar with a newt-like creature, breathing by gills and lungs both, and inhabiting tho lakes of Mexico and other American waters. This is the axolotl. It was also discovered that in certain localities this creature, which, by the way, breeis freely in Mexico, sheds its skin, casts off its gills and its tail fin. develops an other color of body and leaves the wa ter to become a land newt. Under this latter guise it is known as the amblys toma. Naturally, the explanation of this curious transformation rests on the fact that the axolotl Is really the young or tadpole stage of the amblystoma form, but the peculiarity here is that in its first stage it should breed and multiply and continue to reprod ice axolotls, as if it were a perfectly ma ture animal. The occurrence of such cases points out to us one way in which species can be evolved, for, had we not been acquainted with the relationship of these forms, nobody would have hes itated to de;ribe them as two essen tially distinct animals. Lately it has been shown, says the London Chroniele. that, while in Color ado and Dakota the transformation Is complete, in Mexico the axolotl stage is apparently permanent. Here, probably, the influence of the environment on a living being is typically illustrated. As Revised. At the breakfast table she had ex pressed a desire to become *he sole pro prietor of a certain creation of the mil liner's art that she had discovered in a show window, and her husband at on-e proceeded to divorce himself from a crisp bill. “Oh. you dear, good thing!" she coo ed. as she carefully hid it away. “I may be a good thing, all right.” re plied the husband as he picked up the paper, “but yon have a monopoly on the dear part of the combination.” Always After It. “Richly say? bis wife is an autograph fiend.” "Ihat so?” "Yes. she's particularly craxy about getting his on a liberal-sixed check.”— Philadelphia Bulletin. A Book Day. “Have you read the latest book?” “No, 1 haven’t read a thing to-day."— Detroit Free Press. When one man meets another that h la sasd to look like he usually swear* | VALUABLE FOR COMPARISON. f Prices of Cattle ami Meat During the Past Twelve Years. Bulletin No. 35), recently issued by the Department of Labor, contains a most valuable expos .ton of the course of wholesale prices in the United States for the years 1860 to 1901 ieriosive. Treatiu&of the range of prices for cattle during these twelve years it is interest ing at the present time to recall that the lowest price for choice to extra steers was touched in April, ' JSltO, at from Si.So to $4.23 per 100 pounds’, while the I highest for the same grade was reached I in October, 185)9, ap from $6.50 to 57. The lowest and highest prices for good to choice steers quoted respectively are $3 to $3.5)0 in January, 18!>0, and $3.6.") to $6.40 in October, 18*09. The lowest quo tation for fresh beef, native sides, was 3 to 7 cents per pound in. March. 185)4, •and the highest was 11 edits in Decem ber-of ihe same year. - The average price of cattle and sheep per hundred pounds ia Chicago, accord ing to quotations f otp,the. Daily Trade, Bulletin during the > %r* covered in this report, is shown in the first two price col umns iu the table. The average price per pound of beef and mutton (luring the same period as quoted in the'govern ment's bulletin from the New Y’ork Jour nal of Commerce is shown in the second two price'columns: * t *- (Per 100 lbs.) (Price per lb.) Year. Cattle. Sheep. Beef. Mutton. IWO $4.13 $-4.52 $0,068 $0,093 1881 5.09 4.51 -081 .086 1892 - 49 4.77 .076 .091 1893 4.ps 3.87 .081 .080 1894 4.52 2.69 .074 .000 1895 4.13 2.94 .079 .062 1596 4.27 2.93 .069 .062 1897 4.77 3.49 .076 .075 1898 4.83 3.92 .078 .073 1899 5.38 3.88 .OS3 .071 1900 5.39 4.12 .080 .072 1901 5.59 3.35 .078 .067 The table shows that the wholesale prices of these food products have fluc tuated in response to the fluctuation in that of the farm product from which they are derived. But apparently the average price of beef was proportionately s<?W*r dit" iOOI than the price of cat tle, as will be seen by comparing the price of beef. .078 in 1901, when cattle averaged $5.59 per hundred, with the price in 1892, .076, when cattle averaged sl.lO lower per hundred. Another table in the bulletin shows that while the price of cattle in 1901 compared with the average price for 1890-1901 increased 15 to 18 per cent that of fresh beef increased only 2 per cent. The decrease in the price of sheep and mutton was almost exactly relative, being 10.8 and 10.5 per cent respectively. TALL MEMORIAL SHAFT. Reared to Memory of Soldiers of Span ish-American War, “Who wouldn’t die for another star in the flag?” These were thq last words of a hero of the Spanish- American war, wore Is w• i.> rtit y & '*3fl JlljSffil kero was but one of PJp) KHk many brave Antcri * sllffp m cans who gave their *<?*>• all for their coun- try and battled for .the flag and huntan- Arlington cemetery, the SHAiT. which was unveiled the other day with impressive ceremo nies. The shaft is forty feet high and is surmounted by a massive cannon ball encircled by the words “In God We Trust.” Perched on the cannon bail is a great American eagle with outstretched wings, clutching in its talons a quiver of war arrows and a sprig of laurel signi fying victory. The National Society of Colonial Dantes is responsible for the magnificent memorial. A TEN-MILE TRESTLE. Remarkable Bridge to Be Built Across Great Halt Take. The extensive improvements that are being made by the Southern Pacific Company from one end of its route to the other involve several wonderful feats of engineering. After the tunneling of the Sierras for a distance of five miles the construction of the Ogden-I.ucin cut-off is the most important. A trestle will be run across the northern end of Great Salt Lake, and will pass over the water a distance of ten miles. The undertaking is exciting interest in all the leading en gineering centers, and is the result of a conference on the part of many experts. The cost of the construction of this lengthy piece of bridge will be $5,900.- 000. The entire length of the cut-off will be 104.4 miles, and it will save 41.7 miles and several he-"* y grades over the promontory. TL Jtah Construction Company is now at wot*k on the first sec tion, including fourteen miles of grade from Ogden to the Jake shore. Grading will be rushed from LuCin very soon, and the material for the trestles is rapidly piling up in the railroad yards. The manner in which the immense stretch of bridge work will be placed h.ts not yet dejiHitely be£n derided, but the contrac tors will have their plans laid out be fore the new track readies ihe lake shore. It will take moreUknn two years to complete the cr.t-off afee. nearly 1,000 men will be employ-d upon it. M’KINLEY MEMORIAL COLLEGE. To Be One of the Country's Most Val uable Higher Schools. The McKinley Memorial Ohio College in Washington, of which President Koosevelt recently laid the corner stone, will be one of the most valuable of the M'KItTLEY MEMORIAL COLLEGE. higher schools of the country. The new college is a department of the American University in Washington, and within its wails will be taught political science in aii of its aspects. International 'aw. civics, international arbitration, diplo macy, municipal government and other matters with which political theory deals will be rtndied and investigated in the new 6chooL President McKinley had been deeply interested in the project and the naming of the college in his honor i* considered a most happy inspiration. Fatal Work-Train Wreck. A Kalispell. Mont., special says: "Guy Croffoth of Troy. Mont., was killed and Bridge Foreman Collins was badly in jured in a work train wreck on the Jen nings branch of the Great Northern. J. R. Brown, for thirty years keeper af the Point Bonita lighthouse, is dead if pneumonia at Sanslito, near San Fran cisco, aged 70 years. During his entire term of service he was never absent from his post of duty and assisted in the laving of many lives from vessels In pen! iff the Golden Gate. HEADACHE, BACKACHE, DIZZINESS (PE-Rll-NA CURES PEL*, 1C CATARRH.) a " i: v .,.ga, | “I am perfectly well/’ says Mrs. Martin, of IfW r\jr> \ Brooklyn. **Pe=ru*na fi yu] IvlSrrv cured me.” 7A H V. j\ lr ~ . Mrs, Anna Marlin, 47 Hoyt street, Brooklyn, X. Y„ writes: “Peruna did so mudh'for me that I feel It my duty to recommend it to others who may be similarly afflicted. About a year ago my nealtb was com pletely broken down, had backache, dizziness and irregularities, and life seemed dark indeed. We bad used Peruna in our home as a tonic and for colds and catarrh, and I decided to try It for my trouble. In less than three months / became regular, my pains bad entirely disappeared, and I am now perfectly well.” —Airs. Anna Martin. Miss Marie Johnson. 11 Columbia East, Detroit. Miiii., is Worthy Vice- Templar in Hope Dulse, No. ti. Indepen dent Order of Good Templars. Miss John son. as so many other women also have done, found in Peruna a specific for a severe case of female weakness. She writes: “I want to do what I can to let the whole world know what a grand medi cine Peruna is. For eleven yesrs I suf fered with female troubles and compli cations arising therefrom. Doctors failed to cure me. and I despaired of be ing helped. Peruna cured me in three short months. I can hardly believe it myself, but it is a blessed fact. I am perfectly well now, aDd have not had an ache or pain for months. I want my suffering sisters to know what Peruna has done for me.”—Miss Marie Johnson. Miss Ruth Emerson. 72 Sycamore st., Buffalo, X, Y., writes: "I suffered for two years with irregular and painful menstruation, and Peruna cured me within six weeks. I canuot tell you how grateful I fed. Any agency which brings health and strength to the af , Monkey Mimicry. A Spanish mule driver once invested his scant earnings in purchasing a num ber of red woven caps, which form the crown of the turban worn throughout Turkey and Africa, and set out to make his fortune in the interior. He started before sunrise, and when the heat of the day came on lay down to sleep be neath a tree in a wood. Taking off his hat he opened his valise, and, putting on a red cap was soon asleep. When the sun was low in the horizon he awoke, and to his horror saw the trees filled with monkeys, in red caps. They had seen the Spaniard put on the red cap before going to sleep, and followed his example. The poor Spaniard stamped his foot in anger, and tore off his red cap and threw it on the ground, when, blessed and unexpected result, all the monkeys followed his example. He picked up his caps and went on. Laid Up for Sixteen Weeks. St. Jacobs Oil and Vogeler’s Cur ative Compound Cured Him. “ I have been a great sufferer from Rheu matism for many years. I was laid up with Rheumatic Fever for nine weeks in 1894, and again for sixteen (16) weeks in 1896. I tried many medicines I saw advertised and others I was recommended; finally I was induced to take Vogeler’s Curative Compound, which did me more good than all other medicines. In fact, I feel quite a different man since 1 have been taking the Compound. All my neighbors and friends are quite surprised to see me about and looking so well. I can only say that Vogele-’s Curative Compound taken internally and by using St. Jacobs Oil outwardly acted like magic in my case. I had been taking medicines for years without obtaining benefit, but Vogeler’s has practi cally cured me. I have recommended Vog eler’s Curative Compound to a lot of my acquaintances, and they tell me that it has worked wonders. “ Wishing you every success in the sale of your Vogeler’s Curative Compound and St. Jacobs Oil, I remain, gentlemen, “ Your obedient servant, “Georoe Clarke, Gardener, “23 Beechcroft Road, Surrey.” Send to St. Jc-obs Oil, Ltd , Baltimore, fox a free sample of Vogeler’s Compound. Up-to-Date Rarguins. Caller —What is your lowest fee for marrying a couple? Preacher—Two for five. DO YOUR CLOTHES LOOK YELLOW? If ao, use Red Cross Ball Blue. It will make them white as snow. 2 oz. package, 5 cents. jkftfilt to# *u.)ts£a£SS< Kgs Health will come with all its blessings to those who know the way, and it is mainly a ques tion of right-living, with all the term implies, bnt the efforts which strengthen the system, the games which refresh and the foods which nourish are important, each in a way, while it Is also advantageous to have knowledge of the best methods of promoting freedom from unsani - tary conditions. To assist nature, when nature needs assistance, it is all important that the medicinal agents used should be of the best quality and of known value, and the one remedy which acts most beneficially and pleasantly, as a laxative, is—Syrup of Figs -manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Cos. With a proper understanding of the fact that many physical ills Bre of a transient ehar acter and yield promptly to the gentle action of Syrup of Figs, gladneas and comfort come to the heart, and if one would remove the torpor and strain and congestion attendant upon a con stipated condition of the system, take Syrnp of Figs and enjoy freedom from the aches and pains, the eolds and headaches and the depression due to inactivity of the bowels. In ease of any organic trouble it is well to consult a competent physician, but when a laxative is required remember that the most permanently gratifying results will follow personal cooperation with the beneficial effects of Syrup of Figs. It is for sale by all reliable druggists-. Price fifty cents per bottle. The excellence of Syrnp of Figs comes from the beneficial effects of the plants used in th combination and also .from the method of manufacture which ensures that perfect purity and uniformity of product essential in a perfect family laxative. Alt tie members of the family from the youngest to the most advanced in years may use it whenever a laxative is needed and share alike in its beneficial effects. We do not claim that Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of known valne, but it possesses this great advantage over all other laxatives that it acts gently and pleasantly without disturbing natural functions, in any way, as it is free from every ob jectionable ouality or substance. To get its beneficial effects it is always necegsai7 to buy the genuine and ti;? full name of the Co.—California Fig Syrup Co.—is printed on the front of every package. 11 I j San Francisco, Cal. Louisville, Ky. New York, N. Y Sm§W3 Thompson's Eye Water ■pi AnkTmartin ' flirted is always a welcome friend, and to-day the market is so tilled with useless and injurious medicines that it is a pleasure to know of so reliable n rem edy as you place before the publie.”— Miss Ruth Emerson. It is no longer a question as to whether Peruna can be relied on to cur* all such cases. During the many years in which Peruna has been put to test in all forms aud stages of acute and chronic catarrh no one year has put this remedy to greater test than the past year. Peruna is the acknowledged catarrh remedy of the age. Dr. Hartman, the compounder of Benina, has written book on the phases of catarrh peculiar to women, entitled, “Health and Beauty.” It will be sent free to any address by The Peruna Medicine Jo., Columbus, O. If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from the use-of Peruna write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full statement of your case, and he will be pleased to give you his valuable ad vice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman. President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O Carries the Blame. “Who is the responsible man in this firm?” asked the brusque visitor. “I don't know who the responsible par ty is,” answered the sad, cynical office boy, “hut lain the one who is always to blame.”—Washington Star. Centra or Ointment* for Catarrh that Contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering It through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do Is tenfold to the good you can possililv derive from them. Hall’s Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Cos., Tole do. 0., contains no mercury, and Is taken inter nally, acting directly upon the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It Is taken tnternallv, aud made In Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Cos. Testimonials free. E*"*oia 6y Druggists, price 75c. per bottle. Hall’s Family Pills are the best. The Editor Turns. The youthful author pocketed his re jected verses, but he could not swal low the editor’s criticism. “Sir,” said ho, not without dignity, “a poet is born, not made.” “Young man,” returned the editor, blandly, “it won’t help your case to try to shift the blame on to your par ents.’” As James Russell Lowell snll: “There’s a deal o’ solid kicking in the nwv-Uest-looking mule.”—Youth's Com panion. Contagious. Your tailor’s bill! For goodness’ sake. Dear Jack, before you fume, Spare your remarks till l can take My parrot from the room. —Puck. Patriotic. She—Don't you believe that English will be the language of the world some day? He—Well, no, I don’t. Rut American may be. —Somerville Journal. Too Heavy Now. “Do the birds come and pick up the bread crumbs front your hotel lawn?” “They used to before my wife began to make her own bread.”—Judge. A Blockhead. Miss Bessie —Why did you advise him to join a club? Miss Clarice—Because he’s sueh a stick. If a man empties his purse Into his head, no one can take it from him.- Franklin. riTQ Permanently Cured. Noflt* or nerrouaneaa after rl I V flirt day 1 * u§e of Dr. Kline’* Great Nerve Re etorer. Bend for F KEE $8 00 trial beUie and treat!**’. DR R. H. KLINE. Ltd.. 931 Arch St.. Philadelphia. Pa. g)k A Ui par for a J4-I.INK •'3vtrtirEoi>i pin locr wee it. moo hi* a rad. Liloci* MILLIONS OF WOMEN Preserve. Purify, and Beautify the Skin, Scalp, Hair* and Hands with f&ticuia TSOAP ♦ Millions or Women use Cmcm Boa p. assisted by Coticura Ointment, for beautifying the skin, for cleansing th* scalp, and the stopping of fulling hair, for softening, wbiteuing, and soothing red, rough, and sore hands, for baby rashes, ltchings, and irritations, and for all the purposes of the toilet, bath, aud nursery. Millions of women use CtmcvßA Soap in baths for annoying irritations, inflamma tions, and excoriations, ortoofreeor offen sive prespiration, in washes for ulcerative weaknesses, and for many sanative, anti septic purposes, which readily suggest themselves to women, especially mothers. Complete Treat men t for Humours. $!. Consisting of Outicura SOAr-(i6c.\tocleanse the skin of crust* and scaler, and seften the thickened cuticle, CTTicvra . >intment(soc.), to instantly allay Itching, inflammation, and Irritation, and soothe and heal, and Cuticuka Kksolvent Fills (2-o.), to cool and cleanse the blood. Ctttictra ftz.IOI.VKNT FILS (Chocolate Coated 1 are anew, ta*lc!c**, odorless, economical substitute for tfca celebrated liquid Outiccra Resolvent, as Veil as for all other blood purt hers and humour cure*. 00 doses, 25c. Sold throughout the world. RriUah l)*poti U-M, Cbsrtcrhouss rtq . l-mdou. Potts* Dsu* and Casa, to*?., Sol* Prop.., Boston, U. S. A JUSTYHINK OF IT riffTOWr-if! Every farmer his owe ■WPCT Itjw oj I landlord, no inrum. 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Currie, 1 New Insurance Bi iltliiig, Mileaukee, \Vi.; K. T. Holmes. Indianapolis, Inu., Agents for tho Gov ernment of Canada. SAVE MONEY buy your tfnoiia at Wholesale Prices. Our 1, 000-page catalogue will be sent upon receipt of 15 cents. Thla amount does not even pay the postage, but it is sufficient to show us that you are acting In good faii.h. Better send for it now. Your neighbors trade with us — why not you also ? 2 CHICAGO The house that, tells the truth. Land Seekers! CFNTRAL EASTERN’ < OLOftABO offer. Qr*t Opportune is* for )n**Unnt in CHEAP nd PKO* nUCTIV ELANDS, In tracts to suit, good for nil farm ing i>urt•<>•*. wapoc tally for KA . SIMJ STOCK of all kinds. Land Talus# srsrywlisrH srs inersssinfl. Hand lor our List of Bargains, with ful- Information. TIIJR la IT lAUSO.N LA NO CO., Hurllnsttm, Coloraia We are never without 11 bottle of Piso'a Cure for Consumption in our house.— Mrs. E. M. Swayze, YVakita, Okla., April 17. 1901. _ ■ ■ ■ ■ No Doubt About It. “Bridget, what did you say to Misa Smith when she called ?’ “I told her you were oi-t this time for sure, nia’am."--Harper's Bazar. Clear white elothes are a sign that t.ha housekeeper use, Ued Cross Hall Blua. Large 2 oz. package, 5 centa. Mr*. Wlnalow a floor*iso Stare for ChtUraa teething. .often. :i. gums, redoc-ee inltmiuuo*. nk Ur> polo, car*, wind colic. Zt> cause battle. C. It. 3. No. 23—1903 'JL'HEfI *TBTIHI> TO ABVEVTtSEH PtXASC Uf TT tav tha afeirflwiat *a oca .taps.