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fHE FETTERS OF PAIN WERE BROKEN. A Marvelous Change How a Ftitare of Ulooni Vh Averted The 1'resent Full of Joy unit Hope. r rom the Herald, Helena. Mont. A rugged aud hurdy as one of the pines which grow in the Kooky Mountain region Is 0 E. Tickuor. of Helena, Montana. For twenty-four years he has resided in the mountain country, but his vigor is not due altogether to the hrariug air of Montana. Last fall Mr. Tickuor whs what might he termed a physical wreck. For eight weeks he lay on hi bed suffering from a severe attack of sciatic rheumatism in one of his hips. Physicians Hiid medicines gave him no relief and the future looked gloomy. Added to his troubles was the anxiety con cerning the care of it large family. By chance one day Mr. Tickuor saw an account of Dr. Williams l'iuk Pills for Pale People. He said to a Herald reporter that he was not in favor of proprietary remedies, but in this instance something in the article :aught his attention nud he determined to give the pills a trial In the interview with the Herald representutive the other day, Mr. TU'knor spoke in the most emphatic terms of the murvelous change in his con dition. "Before a week had gone by," he said, '1 was able to get out of Led and move about. I had hardly used one box of the pills. By the time I had taken three boxes I felt twenty yean younger. In fact I was a new man and have been perfectly well ever since. 1 can't say too much for Pink Pills and I never miss an opportunity to praise them." When the Herald representative saw Mr. Ticknor he w as making somerepnirs on the school building on Boulder Avenue. He swung his carpenter's hnmmor with all the vigor of a lusty young man and looked as hale and hearty hb any man of his years to be found in the entire Rooky Mountain country. He is fifty-nine years old and is able to do a day's work at his trade of car penter. Pink Vills can always be found in nis house. Mr. Ticknor lives at 141(1 Boulder Avenue, near the American Biscuit Manu facturing Company's plant, where he will be glad to see anyone who wishes to verify thiR account of his exporionee with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are also a specific for troubles peculiar to fe males, such as suppressions, irregularities and all forms of weakness. They build up the blood, and restore the glow of health to pale and sallow cheeks. Pink Pills are Bold in boxes at ') cents a box or six boxes tor9.60, und may be bad of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Med icine Company. Schenectady, N. Y. A MiMic -i.lt I nilertiikliiir. Tito engineer corps of the army If about to undertake one of the most dar ing and ilillictilt projects that has cvei been attempted. Congress lias author zed the construction of a groat light house in the open ocean on the Diamond shoals, which arc oft ("ape Hntteras and have been the cemetery of man) bravo seamen and cosily ships. It is Hit most dangerous place for navigators or the whole Atlantic coast, The tides am currents ore always treacherous anf somehow or another, a is the case at most of the places in the world when navigation is difficult, storms ore a giva deal more frequent than along the ciasis mat oiler plain sailing. At or dinary ltiL'h tide there is ihirtv feet oi water on the Diamond shoals, but the currents and the winds often leave but three or four feet To lay the founda tion of this great light house n million dollars will have to be literally sunk in the bo. The foundations will be skeleton oi steel placed upon screw piles driven fifty feet Into th- earth below tne water uy nyarauiic pressure, xne stool skeleton will be Ailed with stoni and cement, and anchored as firmly at possible. Upon this the lighthouse proper will be placed forty-seven feel above the water, and will rise to the height of Rhi feet, where there will be a great lens which will throw its rayt for twenty-five or thirty miles. T build this structure some new ami novel ideas iii mechanics will have to be ap plied. It is said to be as difficult a work its that General Casey accomplished when hi' removed the ld foundations from under the Washington Monument ;it Washington and replaced them with stronger ones thai will hist for ages. A Child Enojn The pleasant flavor, gentle action and soothing effects of Syrup of Figs, when in need of a laxative, and if the father or mother bo costive or bilious, the most gratifying results follow its use; so that it is the best family remedy known, and every family should have a bottle on hand. Imaba ('mini Scheme. A scheme to construct o canal from a polnl on the Platte River to the outskirts of im;i ba, forty-nine miles distant, is assuming den nlte shape. The people .,f Douglas Count; will be given an opportunity to vote on tin proposition to give n subsidy of 11,000,000 foi the enterprise. It Is estimated that n fall oi 186 fee) will be procured and 24,000 borst power developed, The entire cost of the en terprlse is estimated :it 4.ooo,000. There is mnro Catarrh In this section of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last few years was supposed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pro nounced It a oral dbvnse, and pre scribed local remedies, and by constant ly falling to cure with local treatment, pronounced It Incurable. Science has proven Catarrh to be u constitutional disease, and therefore requires consti tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu tional cure on the market. It Is taken internally, In doses from ten drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mueo'is surfaces Of the sys tem. They offer One Hundred Dollars for any case It falls to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials, Address F. J. CHKN'OY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists; 7uc. Hull's Family Pills, 25c. Somebody has Invented ii "waist attach' m cut." but the girls siiy the right arm will never go out of general use. the soft black eyes HAT a trivial thing will color the whole of a man's life! How small an incident, compared to the large future he has mapped out for himself, may make or mar it! I learned all this, and more, one sul trv May day in Mexico, five years ago. I had been sent to Mexico, as chief of a surveying corps, to establish the boundaries of the Santa Antia grant, which lay along the Rio Clara just out side the city of Chihauhua. It was a responsible position for a young man and I held my head high. It was the day of La Fiesta de Guada lupe. The saint himself had been dead. I understood, several hundred years, but in Mexico that doesn't make any difference; the longer folks are dead there, the more they seem to be thought of, and the bigger a birthday party they have. Almost every other week con tains the "feast day" of some dead saint or saintess, and trade and commerce are suspended to do the occasion jus tice. The natives of Mexico are the most perennially pious people on earth. Why, I have known them men In my employ to be so enthused over the posthumous birthday of some long dead saint that they would get up in the gray dawn to go about celebrating it. This morning the morning of Guadalupe's feast day the whole force of peons under me had struck. No Chinamen , no flagmen, no axmen, were left me. Only Sims and Bailey, my two American assistants, stayed be hind. When I began abusing them for the customs of Mexico, they said while they did not care even remotely for the saint to whom it was dedicated, still they were glad it was a holiday, and they thought they would go up-stream and fish awhile. They were only in different laymen, without any religious feeling. When I was left alone in camp, I i mitt nun AS WB TALKED spent a short time on my lield-notes, when it came over me that I was wast ing the day. .lust outside the chaparral the river was laughing and murmuring in the open. It seemed to ask me to walk beside it. The adobe huts along its bank were tenantless; their inmates had gone to the feast. But, strange sight, there at the end of the river where the waters were the merriest, was a solitary worker, and whatever it was she was doing, she was doing it with a vim. A dark-eyed, dark-haired, dark-shawled daughter of Spain she seemed to be, and yet she was working and working hard on a "feast day!" A lit of curiosity seized me to know what she was doing, and why she was doing it. I approached her with the question on ray lips; at what did she work, and por-kay? (I spell it as I said it.) Softly she raised a pair of melting orbs,, and sweetly and elo quently she answered me. From her reply, in the most musical language in the world, I gathered that she would be at the feast, but that she must cleanse the soiled linen that lay around her on the sand, for the owner of it, a gentlemen who was staying at the United States hotel, wanted it by noon, and to-morrow would not do (she said this plaintivelj ). If it were not done by noon, she finished most pathetically, she would get no dinero, and that she needed in the superlative degree. Dinero! Ah, the most potent thing In Mexico to saints' days is money! As her red lips told me this, her great black eyes wandered from the soiled clothes at her feet to the spires of the cathedral in the distance and the waving foliage of the plaza where the feasting and merry making were llfMUll. l . J , m idv im it. 7j -Ran" - , w'.w,s mam rEr rrs&mm jvt in going on. There was a look of sadness and longing in them as she gazed. Be ing a tender-hearted man, I asked her if there was aught I could do for her. In a wonderful mixture of Anglo Spanish, which I invented while in Mexico, and which no one could ever master but myself, I assured her I was at her service if she so desired, and asked how I could assist her. The black eyes flashed gratitude ere the scarlet mouth said, in silvery sweet tones: "Would I sit on a rock beside her and rub the shirts of the gentle man on a large rock with a very small rock?" Looking hack now in the light of maturer wisdom, I can see that I should have declined that job on the grounds that it was unaesthetic. But 1 didn't. On the contrary, I accepted it effusively. There was a touch of romance about it that appealed to me the day itself began to appeal to me for the first time. I began to feel some thing of the enthusiasm for feast days that had taken my men out before day break. I would not be so hard on them again, I thought. Truly it was a very pretty custom, and I began to sympa thize with it and to understand it bet ter. If San Guadalupe had not been so long interred, in the gladness of my heart I would have sent him a bouquet. All this I tried to conthle to Lucia. It touched her; it sounded, she said, like stories she had read in the convent. Her name was a poem in itself, Lucia Eulalia Garcia y Valdez. And mine? After that poem it seemed common to say that I was plain ".lack Biggs." But she anticipated me; she pointed to one of my business cards that had escaped my vest pocket when I threw It on the sand. "Meester Roegs, que no?" she lisped, and it did not sound at all badly from her lips. It was pleasant to know that she did not dislike my name; this was one way of saying, as everybody knows, that its owner was not disagreeable to her. As we talked, we washed; and long before noon the gentleman's shirts were all floating in the breeze from the low chaparral along the river bank. Lucia Eulalia glanced gratefully and alternately at the snowy linen and at WE WASHED. me. My natural thoughtfulness led me to suggest that we might as well do the family washing while we were about it. Her brother, Antonio, the sheepherder, whom she had mentioned with sisterly affection did not his things have need of water? "There was no time like the present," I said; "it might set In to-morrow und rain for months who knows?" Lucia Eulalia looked at the contract ing blue of the skies, and laughed at my weather prophesies, but she ran to her adobe dwelling a few rods away and brought from it a bundle of An tonio's "things." They had apparently been waiting for me for years. His wardrobe ranged from dingier overalls. As I warmed up to the ambitious task of cleansing them, under Lucia Eula lla's approving smiles, all nature seemed to smile; the sun shone warm and warmer; the river ran blue and bluer for Lucia had "blued" it. She had also "allowed" the root of a whole soap-tree to Antonio's garments. She was right in doing this, but, somehow, in my struggle with the sheep-herding stains of six months, I had distributed a good deal of lather over ray person. When this unaccustomed fatigue began to show on me, Lucia Eulalia asked softly if I 'had tire." "Oh! no!" I was declaring, "I have no tire," when some approaching Amer ican voices were heard. Lucia clapped her hands tragically, and, running to the chaparral, began hastily to gather the linen therefrom. I caught from her manner that the owner of the shirts had tired of waiting and was coming for them. I had divined aright, but I had not divined far enough. As they emerged from the alameda to the west of the river, I could see they were a lady and gentleman. I had almost managed a look of Industry and Inno cence, as they approached us, and raised my eyes to Impress them with it, when gracious saints! Guadalupe and great Jehosaphat! Was that Max well! The man I had robbed of the valedictory in '87 at Ann Arbor? True, I had no grudge against him on that account, but my dream of meeting him again and "making it right" had not been like this. Maxwell it was, with his stylish bride. He threw me a care less glance at first; then I began to dawn on him, slowly but surely. He quizzed Lucia in miserable Spanish, in a cowardly way, I thought. "Quien es?" he said, indicating me. Smilingly, as if pleased so to honor me, Lucia presented me-to Maxwell and his wife as "Mi amigo, Senor Beegs." I could feel that the blueing, and the soap root, and the river water were all mingling in one grand river of per spiration toward the collar of my negli gee shirt. I could feel that all the con stellations in the heavens and all th mundane landscape around me were waltzing giddily together. An intense longing for home and mother came over me that mere words cannot depict. For one wild moment I thought I would rush Into my old chum's arms and tell him "all," like the wronged hero in the last act. I would say vehemently: "This is not me regular-business-I'm-a- civ.-engineer-at-two-flfty - a - month - I'm-only-doing-this-for-fun," etc. But while I was doing this how often arc our best intentions thwarted thus! Maxwell coughed. It was not a con sumptive cough. It was just a little grating sound that contained more painful surprise, and pity, and regret that a volume of Browning could. That froze me as I stood or sat. Fixedly I gazed at the Sierra Madres over his head, as if trying to fathom the "lost" mines hidden there. Maxwell's watch ticked in the pain ful silence. "Alice," he said, sternly, "we must not miss that train." Out of my life they went, with the clothes I had washed for them, as sud denly as they came in. I strained my ears to hear them say "Poor fellow! To come to that rather bright at col lege, but this country seems to rob a fellow of ambition " Maxwell, I knew, was never a secretive man; they are going east, and, well Lucia Eulalia gathered up the extra coins he had thrown for me, and said, softly: "Have you sad, senor?" "Yes," I said, "I have sadness, also sickness; I would go back to camp at once." As I drew on my spattered coat and vest over tired arms, I said, most earn estly: "Lucia Eulalia Garcia y Valdez, I shall never forget this day of the fiesta of San Guadalupe." Nor have I. I'se of Kar-Wsx. The membrane lining the canal of the ear contains a great number of lit tle glands which secrete a waxy sub stance having an intensely bitter taste. The purpose of this is to prevent the en trance of insects and to keep the ear clean, as the layer of wax dries In scales, which fall rapidly away, thus removing with them any particle of dust or other foreign matter which may have found entrance to the ear. RAM'S HORNS. Faultless people have few friends. The hearer of good news always has a sweet voice. One of the host helps toward heaven is a good mother. Wherever God's will is law, nothing but purity can exist. Many a supposed giant has turned Ing, but God never has. Everything good lost in this world ; will be found in heaven. Love never has to be watched to see that it does honest work. Let flowers bloom all the year round, and the bees will quit work. When our hearts refuse to pray as Christ teaches, he is no longer our Lord. Do right yourself, and you will help some other man to behave himself. The poorest people in the world are those who try to keep all they get. The devil fears no man's profession when it is higher than his practice. Make home like heaven, and you will make the children want to go there. Every trial God permits us to have, is to teach us something new about Christ. Prove that there is no devil, and every man in the world will be your friend. As soon as we begin to have peace with God, we begin to have war with self. The man whose heart is set on things perishable, loses all when ey perish. As long as love has a drop of blood left, it has something it is willing to give up. The better a man Is pleased with him self, the better the devil is pleased with him. The devil will get a hard blow in the face, on the day women is given the ballot. If some people would think twice be fore they speak, they would keep still most of the time. There would be more revivals, if more of the preaching were done to the sinners in the church. Ram's Ho, Scrofula from Infancy Troubled my daughter. At times her head would be covered with scabs and running sores. We were afraid she would become blind. We had to keep dark We began to give parilla and soon KMsgjgggBa we saw that she was better in every re spect. The sores have now all healed. I had a severe attack of the grip, was left in bad condition with muscular rheumatism and lumbago. Since taking Hood's Sarsaparilla I am all right and can walk around out doors without the aid of crutches." W. H. Akkhakt, Albion, Indiana. Hood's PHIS cure all liver ills. 25o. cure all Kidney Troubles, caused by overwork, worry, excesses, etc., and all Blood Troubles ( Rheumatism, Gout, Anaemia, Skin D i s eases, etc.), caused by sick Kidneys. A few doses will re lieve. A few boxes will cure. Sold by all drug gists, or by mail pre paid for 50c. a box. Write for pamphlet. HOBB'S MEDICINE CO., Chicago. San Francisco. 1 1 1 1 li i 'fil i) il 1 r i' 't I ivi4nl&3 . 1 II i'J i 'AvIlIjBI LOOP POISON A SPECSALTYo; liury lil.ooi) I'OlSON Dfrmanentlv cured In 15 to 35 dnys. You can bo treated at home f ur Biiuie prira under same guaruii- ty. if you prefer to come here wcwiiioon- tract to nay railroad faremnd lioicl billsnnrt mclmree.if we fall to cure. If you have taken mer cury, Iodide iKitiisli, and tttill have aches and pair, i, Mucous V tit olios in mouth, Sore Throat, Hu pies. Copper Colored SpotH, Ulcers on any part of the body, Hair or Eyebrows falling out, It la this Secondary Hl.OOD POISON wo guarantee to cure. Wo solicit the most obsti nate cases und challenge the world for a case we oannotcure. This disease has always baffled the skill of the most eminent physi cians. r.oo,ooo capital behind our uucondV tlomilBTiaranty. Absolute proofs sent sealed oQ application. Address COOK KKMKUV CO VOI Masonic Temple, CHICAGO, Hi. Cut ont and send this advertisement DR. GUNN'S IMPROVED LIVER PILLS ....... Ior n nose. A moTemont of the bowels each day is necessary for nealth. These pills supply what the Bjstem lacks to make it regular. They cure Headache, brighten th Kyes, and clear theCompleiitm better than cosmatioa I hey neither gripe nor sicken. To convince you w A llil.l III : tfh m.i -"v m - v .Yi in., :ii. Philadelphia. 1 M INFRA I lowtlnn fold or silver ore, ost mina.nMk ur hidden treasures. Por particulars address M. U. Kowi-ku, B.ix :Sft, BouthlngtOD, Conn. TIT ANTED Any lady wlshlnp; to make some money (julckly and needing steady employ Sientshould work for me selling medicated wafers. Address A. 31. Dam, It, V., 212 Culumbus ave,, lloston. PATENTS, TRADEMARKS Examination and Adrlesai to Patentability of In vontion. Send r.ir "Inventors' Guide, or How to (Jeta Patent. i'ATKR K o'lAUHKLL, Washington, I). O. JI V her in a I "J . ruaSSyPllls is liiyiiS HAIR H BALSA M P2j2pH Ct"mw and beautifiei the hair. INlSsSnV Never Fails to Kcstore Gray jEl o i r to its Youthful Color. Best Cough Byrup. Tastes Good. Dae In tlmo. Sold by drutgists. W. N. U. Denver. Vol. XII. No Q2U-48 When wrltliiR to advertisers, oleitse say that you saw the advertisement In this paper.