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"In Old Virginia.
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Since Baby
hood, She Has Just Passed the
Entrance Examination at the
Age of i6HowShe Studies.
Mute, sightless visitant:
From what uncharted -world
Hast voyaged Into life's wide sea,
With guidance scant?
.As if some bark mysteriously
Should hither glide with spars aslant
.And sails ail furled!
Edmund Clarence Stedman's Ode to Helen
Mr. Stedman's lines com naturally to
mind when one begins to write of Helen
Keller. Tertians this is because it is so
very difficult to put on paper one's own
impressions of her. Thousands of Ameri
cans, reading this week of her brilliant suc
cess in passing the entrance examination
of Harvard university, have made an tffort
to realize for a moment all that is implied
by this achievement of this most wonderful
girl of 16. They have recalled that she
is deaf and dumb and blind and that she
has been so since her babyhood; that she
lived for years in an abyss of darkness and
silence and loneliness; that she. did not
know where she was nor what nor why,
until out of the chaos a. human hand was
stretched to her, and the apparently hope
less work of communicating with her was
begun; that to-day she stands where that
hand has placed her still deaf, still dumb,
but In other respects equal to girls of her
age and head and shoulders above the
majority of them Intellectually; that her
greatest ambition, is to go through college.
and that-thls ambition is about to be real
' Ized7 -
The Helen. Keller of To-dny.
These are the facts. They are too stu
pendous to come home to one with con
vincing force until one has seen and talked
to Helen Keller herself, and to the mar
velous teacher who -went Into the outer
darkness after her and brought her back
into a human world. Meeting these two
for the first time, and looking at them as
they stand together, the full consciousness
of what lias been done surges on one a
great wave of comprehension that seems
to sweep one, for a horrible moment, into
the blackness from which they emcrfrcd.
During this flash of acute comprehension
there are half a dozen distinct impressions.
One not only realizes all that was meant
by that early condition of Isolation, but
one follows mentally the slow and painful
processes of breaking it the strain, the
patience" the self-sacrifice and one turns
away, almost sIck at heart, from ,the
thoughl of It all. These are not pleasant
sensations, but no thinking person can fail
to experience them the lirst time Helen
Keller's sightless eyes are turned upon
Fortunately they do jiot last. They can
not, with the girl's eager face before one.
radiant with interest in all -that is going
on. The first trait one notices In her is
this desire to be a part of .everything about
her. She is absolutely devoid of self-consciousness,
and being so she bursts forth
into speech the moment she Is Introduced
to a stranger. Her evident wish is to get
from the new personality all that Is inter
esting in it. Her methods in this respect
recall Li Hung Chang's characteristic in
terviews with American citizens. It should
be added at once, however, that her ques
tions are never unpleasantly personal; she
is thoroughly well-bred. She talks very
quickly, bending towards you, with her
sightless eyes fixed eagerly on your face,
and with every feature alive with interest
in what you and she are saying. She is
pathetically anxious to show you that she
is in touch with the world and the people
in it. She brings up subject after subject,
and dismisses them with a few terse sen
tences which somehow seem to contain the
gist of them all. She uses no unnecessary
words. She has learned to express her
Ideas with wonderful clearness and
conciseness. She has a -very keen
sense of humor, and responds to
the mildest Joke with a girlish laugh
that Is very contagious. All these things
you notice within five minutes after your
meeting with her. Then, as she talks on,
you begin to study her more in detail, and
this is what you see:
How She Looks anil Tnlks.
A well-formed, graceful girl of 15, in a
perfectly plain dark blue gown that comes
to tho top of her shoes inl schoolgirl fash
Ion. The shoes are well made and well
fitting, with good, thick soles and low,
sensible heels. Above them you see an
inch of dark blue stockings under the plain,
full skirt. The waist of her dress fits loose
ly, and there are no suggestions of cor
sets or of tight bands about the young
girl's waist or neck. The collar of her
gown rolls back, leaving her throat bare,
and tho little puffed sleeves she wears end
well above the waist to permit free play of
her wonderful hands. Those hands de
serve a chapter to themselves. Their white
uess and delicacy and beauty of shape are
delights to the eye, and the extraordinary
sensitiveness of their finger-tips cannot be
imagined by one who has only the usual
sense of touch. These finger-tips, resting
lightly on the lips of her friends, carry to
Helen Keller's mind the messages from
the world in which she lives, unsee
ing and unhearing. They do more than
this, for they keep her in touch with the
intellectual life. She reads German. French
and English with her fingers resting on
the raited letters of the bjnoks which have
been published for her. Her hands are
never still for an instant: one of them is
usually clasped in that of Miss Sullivan,
the teacher, who is no less a marvel than
her wonderful pupil. If 3J!ss Sullivan
moves away, Helen follows her, and if the
teacher's hands are busy, the pupil rests
her onn palm lightly on the other's should
er or even gathers a fold of her gown be
tween her Angers and holds that. If one
could not see her eyes or hear her voice,
this dependence on Hiss Sullivan would be
the only outward trait to distinguish Helen
Keller from other girls of her age. But to
return to her appearance. '
Her chief beauty, next to her hands, is
the mass of short brown curly hair that
falls on her shoulders and which is con
fined only by a small comb. Looking at
the face, you are struck first, of course,
by the pathos of the eyes that show all
too plainly their affliction. Aside from
these, there is nothing to sadden one in
Helen Keller's appearance. Her chin is
beautifully formed, the mouth and teoth
are good, her complexion is clear and
healthy and the expression of her face
wonderfully attractive in its bright alert
ness. Her voice, strangely enough, lacks
the usual monotony of the voices of the
deaf. It has rising and falling inflections,
and even bits of shading occasionally when
the subjects under discussion touch her
especially. To understand the interest of
this it is necessary to recall the fact that
she herself has never heard the slightest
sound of any kind since she was IS months
old. Her speech is" a little thick and at
first It Is hard to understand. After listen
ing for a few moments, however, one be
gins to follow her.
Helen's Views on Politics.
They came to me together Thursday noon
In the little reception room of Mr. Arthur
Gllman's school for young ladles in Cam
bridge, Miss Keller is studying there, and
not in Radcllffe, as reported last week.
She did, it is true, successfully pass an
entrance examination in the four branches
she undertook English, French, German
and history. But this was suggested by
Mr. Gilman only as a test of her present
scholarship. There is no intention of tax
ing the girl's wonderful mind. She will re
main in Mr. Gilman's school until it seems
best for her to enter Radcliffe, and she
will lead there the life of every other pupil
In that excellent Institution, except that
Miss Sullivan will be with her constantly,
sitting by her side in the class room and
Interpreting to her the.words of- the class
teacher. It would be obviously impracti
cable for Helen's fingers to rest on the'lips
of that lady during lectures or recitations.
They were both full of Interest in the new
system as they entered the reception room
whero I awaited them. Helen came to me
Immediately with her characterlctic, eager,
friendly greeting and Interest in a new
type a newspaper woman.
"You came from New York," said she,
"from the New Tork World. I do not read
the newspapers very much, but I know the
name. ,It is a great name. I love New
York. ,1 spent tn o very happy years thPre
at school."
She was told that the people of New
York were very much interested in her
success In parsing th college examination.
"It is very kind of them," she said;
"please thank them for me. Give them all
my love, my ambition Is to go through
college. I am very happy In my work. I
want to fit myself-to help others."
She rushed on impetuously.
"Do you write politics? I am very much
Interested In politics. My politics? Oh, I
thing I am a mugwump! Gold or sliver?
Well, I should be glad to get as much of
either as I -want. But I really believe that
gold is the best."
,As she talks she rests the middle finger
Of her right hand on the interviewer's
nose, her first finger on the lips and her
thumb on the throat, thus commanding the
entire range of nasal, lip and throat sounds.
Tho bell rang and she left for the class
room, after another warm grasp of the
hand and a laughing "Don't forget to give
my love to New York." Mr. Gilman took
me there, and we looked at Helen and her
teacher, sitting side by side and hand in
hand in the front row, the girl's eager face
turned towards Miss Sullivan's face. The
latter, of course, never speaks aloud to
her pupil In the class room, but she forms
the words speechlessly with her lips, which
is all that is needed for the fingers resting
there. Much of the class communication
between these two goes on between the
hands that are elapsed together, and whose
motions are almost Imperceptible to the
keenest observer.
Helen's Classroom Work.
In this class room they sit together from
9 o'olnplf in th mrtrnlnc- tmtn io.a ti.
-..-. .....C U..LIA ,vit iviiti
half an hour's Intermission for rest and
recreation. During this intermission Helen
mingles with the other girls, and dances
with them to the inspiring strains of the
'piano. She not only dances, but she dances
i gracefully and in perfect time. She learned
easilv. and hv touching- tha crf-i. --ti. i.nK
hands as they danced, and getting her Idea
of the steps from the bending and swaying
of the body. At 12:30 she goes to Howell
house, where she boards, and which Is
within a short walk of the school. She
studies in the afternoon, or walks, reads
and plays.
Every effort Is made to keep her health
in perfect condition, and so far these
efforts have been successful. She reads a
great deal, and reads French and German
as readily as English. She also speaks
German very well" and French also, though
not so fluently. She has Just begun the
study of Latin, and has already intimated
that she is anxious to learn Greek. These
hints have been disregarded for the ex
cellent reason that the young- student's
hands are full. Her course at Mr. Gil
man's school includes Latin history, En
glish literature, arithmetic and advanced
German. A glance at some of the ques
tions which she successfully answered last
week will glve'fone additional respect for
her knowledge. 'Here is one:
Where are the following: Arbela, Cor-
cyra, Dacia, Lade, Rubicon, Traslmene,
and with what famous events is each con
nected? Here is another: Explain the following
terms: Comltia, Tributa, Delator, Deme,
PontiSx, Trireme.
In English literature she struggled with
and conquered the following:
Write a paragraph or two on the charac
ter of Silas Marner. On the coming of
Eppie. On the death of Gabriel. Tell the
story of the "Merchant of Venice," show
ing tow many and what stories are inter-!
woven in it. .
These are but two or three examples.
selected at random from Helen's examina
tion papers. They might not tax the aver
age mature intellect, but they represent a
great deal in the case of a girl who Is
only IS and who has been deaf, dumb and
blind all her life. Helen's tender heart,
by the way, is touched by the case of Shy
lock, whose "angry passions," strangely
enough, she seems to understand. She
pities him very much, although, as she
puts it, "I'm glad things ended as they
In this connection It is interesting to
glance at the moral effect of Helen Keller's
peculiar Isolated position. Naturally, she
knows only what it has pleased those about
her that she should know. Of the sin and
suffering and passion of life she Is abso
lutely Ignorant. She has simply existed
beautifully, turning naturally to the right
and knowing nothing else. No attempt has
been made to give her an idea of religion,
beyond a few simple talks with her by
Phillips Brooks. Until the time of his
death the great preacher and Helen Kel
ler were close friends. He made an im
pression on her at an early age, and one
of her conceptions of him Is given in a
letter written when she was only 9. "Min
isters," she wrote, "are men who talk loud
from a book and tell people to be good."
She had Just been taken to his church for
the first time.
Her senses of touch and smell, always
phenomenally acute, seem to be growing
more so as the years pass. She can follow
a scent like a bloodhound, and will recog
nize a person months after her first meet
ing with him, by that alone. Her power
of tuition is almost uncanny. Again and
again she surprises Miss Sullivan by an
swering an unspoken thought ana by di
vining Immediately any change in her
teacher's condition of mind.
Her First Experience "With Death.
Until a few years ago Helen knew noth
ing about death, and she probably has a
very vague Idea now of what it means. It
has Just come home to her heavily, for her
father died three weeks ago. He was in
Alabama, with her mother, and her grief
over the news was very deep. She begged
to go to her mother, but was dissuaded by
those who have her in charge and who
dreaded the effect of continued depression
on her impressionable nature. She Is won
derfully affected by the mental condition
of those about her, and can tell Immedi
ately upon meeting a person whether that
person is happy or the reverse. She may
feel any depressing Influences the more
keenly because she is used to the bouyant
atmosphere of Miss Sullivan that lovely
and lovable woman who for nine years has
devoted herself day and night to the help
less child. To Miss Sullivan alone belongs
the credit of Helen Keller's record to-day.
What Helen has done is not so wonderful
when one recalls the concentration that
-was necessarily put Into her work, and the
absolute lack of all distracting influences.
She' developed mentally because. Imprison
ed as she was, 'every Impulse of her na
ture helped to push her toward the light.
When she enters Radclirfe she will proDa
bly carry off all the prizes for the same
reason. Her mind to her a kingdom is.
There Is no other for her, and can be none.
With Miss Sullivan It is different. Life
has much to offer her, but she has volun
tarily put it all aside for this one duty.
Her work from the time she took Helen
Keller's little hand in hers and taught her
the deaf and dumb alphabet nine years
ago has been wholly unselfish and unceas
ing. There can be but one reward, and one
understands what this is when one sees
the two together. Elizabeth G. Jorhan, in
New York World.
All Had Aces.
From the Washington Star.
"The most exciting game of poker I ever
played," said a reformed gambler to a Star
reporter, "was in a salcon in Cincinnati.
Accompanied by two friends, I entered the
place, and we seated ourselves at a table,
upon which lay a deck of cards. I glanced
over my hand and found four aces, which,
as straights 'were barred, was invincible.
I raised the ante, the dealer followed suit,
and after several raises the ante alone was
a good sized poti I saw that the other two
had good. hands and stood pat for fear they
would think 'I had four If I drew a card.
The others did the. same, and I played one,
for a full, the other a flush.
"We all had'a good deal of money with
us, and betting ran, high and exciting. Fi
nally one said: 'I've' got you all beaten,,
but I'll have!to raise if only ten for a show
"The money went'up and I shouted, 'Four
aces. The man to my right "pinned the mon
ey to the table with his knife. 'Four aces
here.' "And "Sere, shouted the other as he
drew a? revolver. " m
" 'Shentlemens, dondt shoot, 'called the
proprietor. 'Go, on de sldevalk If you vas
coin to flgbdt. Vot de dhroubles vas?'
" "Somebody's been cheatlnV I cried, 'and
it Is not me. Three hands have four aces.'
" 'Yah; dat vas von peanuckle deck.' and
the saloonkeeper laughed, while we divided
the pot."
The Best Line to St. Panlu
of Joseph Jefferson' Recent Painting.
A Chain of Life-Savins Stations Be
tween America and Europe Use
ful in Times of War and
for the Signal Service.
From the New York World.
Au ocean highway, as perfect as any road
on land, is now claimed bv the man who
has devised it to be possible, and it may
.be established if the plan, which has been
submitted to the United States government,
is carried out. It is a gigantic project
which will close up the rift of six days
which comes into the life of every one
who now crosses the ocean.
This is the plan, of which some mention
ha3 been made. Reuben H. Plass. of
Brooklyn, Is the inventor. It provides for
tho establishment of a chain of stations
acrcss the ocean, located at distances and
under conditions, the inventor claims, that
will easily permit intercourse with every
part of the land. Should a merchant wish
to communicate with the captain of one
of his steamers It would be possible to
do so by Intercepting the ship in midocean
or elsewhere along the chain of stations.
Should a passenger change his mind on
the trip over, or for any reason desire to
return without completing the voyage, a
landing could be effected at one of the
stations, a bhip on the return voyage com
municated with and the passenger taken
off. By constant communication -between
land and these ocean stations a dally paper
could be printed on each, so giving to
ocean passengers each day a record of the
world's doings.
But these are only minor matters In the
Inventor's category of Invaluable results
thai, would follow the establishing of his
chain of sea stations. The great Idea that
Siompted him to work with enthusiasm on
is scheme was the humane one of life
saving. It will be seen that if the in
ventor can carry out an he claims the
day3 when shipwrecked sailors were forced
to spend weeks of suffering in an open
boat while toiling to reach land would be
but memories for novelists to make cap
ital of.
The Life Savlne Plan.
The life saving, plan provides for the es
tablishment ,6 small floating lighthouses
placed at intervals of a mile, unslnkable,
lighted by'bcabons that would burn by au
tomatic means and require attention but
once in four or six months, and provided
with foghorns that would sound their
warning notes in fierce blasts by means of
compressed air, stored automatically by
tho rocking motion of the buoy. This au
tomatic foghorn would be heard a dis
tance of five miles, and the' lost mariner
would merely have to steer In the direc
tion of the sound to find safety from the
waves in an unslnkable. floating Island of
the ocean. From the surface of the water
ladders would be placed to enable the
shipwrecked travelers to reach the deck
of the buoy, and from the deck, by open
ing a keyless door, admittance would be
gained to the interior of the buoy. The
opening of the door would send an alarm
ringing down the chain of buoys until
the call for help would reach a station
where willing hands would be ready to
dispatch instant aid to the castaways.
Meanwhile they -would have exchanged the
terrors of life in an open boat miles from,
land for the warm interior of the unslnk
able life buoy, where food would await
them and where they could rest in perfect
contentment, knowing that succor would
come as fast as human hands could bring
This assistance would come from a cen
tral station placed at Intervals along tho
life saving chain. This central station, ac
cording to the Inventor, would be a double
turreted structure, provided with sleeping,
living and cooking quarters, well supplied
with stores, equipped with a life boat and
life raft and manned by three men. Should
a call for help be received from the life
buoy along the chain the life boat would
immediately be dispatched to bring the
lost crew to where food could be provided
and the sick, if any, cared for.
Meanwhile word would be telephoned to
a still larger station that the Inventor pro
peses to provide on his wonderful chain.
Every hundred miles along the line of
buoys would be placed unslnkable, detach
able lightships provided with steam power
or sails and manned by an officer and a
crew of eight or twelve men. The equip
ment of these llehtshlps would Include two
ursmkable naphtha or steam launches. It
would be part of the dally duty of the
crew of the lightship to board the launch
ana patrol up ana aown tne line or sta
tions from lightship to lightship. Vessels
in distress would receive aid from these
benevolent prowlers of the sea, castaways
would be taken away from the life buovs
and communication would be had dally
with the crews of the smaller stations, so
that the work of the telephone would be
supplemented by a human patrol.
After a storm at sea these life saving"
launches would cruise the ocean for miles
around on the lookout for wrecks. Should
one be sighted nnd life be still left aboard,
the lulng would be taken off and the dere
lict destroyed to sink the dangerous ob
stacle from the ocean pathway. A careful
lookout would be kept for ieeberss, and
the location of these terrors to sea cap
tains would be noted and tho news tele
phoned along-the line.
More Interesting; Claims.
So much for the humane side of the in
ventor's gigantic scheme. The useful side
is scarcely less interesting. Upon the tur
reted deck of each buoy would be placed
a series of independent gauges, connected
with an automatic, instrument, which
would record continuously, day and night,
the temperature of the ocean, the velocity
of the current, the direction of the cur
rent, the rainfall in inches, the barometric
pressure and the velocity and direction pf
th wind.
The' scheme would provide for the estab
lishment of a series of signals by means
of the beacon lights and the foghorns, and
by these the Identity of the buoy would be
known to the ocean traveler. The inventor
claims that by this means the skipper
who carried with him a chart of the sta
tions would be able to ascertain his exact
location without recourse to the trouble
some instruments now used for the purpose
Each station would be numbered, and the
signal .of the automatic beacon flash, or
siren blast, would accord with this num
ber. F,or Instance, he proposes that the signal
of the life saving station No. Ii3 should
be arranged so that It should sound one
blast by day; then, after an Interval, two
more, and, succeeding another interval,
three more. At night the flashlight would
be seen once, then would be obscured
again to flash out twice and then three
times quickly. By referring to his chart
the skipper would then be able to ascer
tain his exact location.
Nor is this all that the sanguine Inventor
claims for the chain of life saving sta
tions. The business of destroying life, as
well as sax-inn- it pnfprs Into hta calcu
lations. In time of war, he asserts, the
life buoys could be armed with rapid firing
ordnance and manned to resist a light at
tack. In thMr advanced nosttlnn thp pnaBt
1 buoys would constitute outposts from
which the news of an enemy's approach
and movements could be Immediately tele
phoned ashore and the land forces warned
or notified where to direct offensive move
ments. '
Queer Diseases of Your Timepiece Ac
counted For.
From the New York Journal.
To mest people the whims and caprices
of a watch are a deep mystery. The many
parts of the timepiece apparently enter in
to a conspiracy to the end that the owner
may miss trains, ferries and business ap
pointments. When a fairly good watch
leaves the hands of a reputable watch
maker It Is always in a first-class condi
tion, and If It does not behave itself after
ward It Is generally the fault ot the man
or woman who Is wearing it.
One very common cause of the watch
gaining or losing is the disposition that is
made. of it at night. If you wear a watch
next to your body during the day and put
it on a cold marble mantelpiece at night,
or. In fact, anywhere in a cold room, the
watch is sure to either gain or lose. Cold
causes contraction of the metals compos
ing the balance wheel and its parts, and
the watch consequently gains. When the
parts expand under the heat of the body
the pivots, bearings, etc., tighten up and
the watch loses.
As a consequence your watch is slow
when you retire and fast when you get up.
It will vary according to the temperature
in which It is running. An expensive watch
which has a compensating balance is, of
course, not affected by changes of temper
ature. Some metals expand in cold and
others contract, and the compensating bal
ance is made of metals of both kinds, so
that the contraction of one balances the
expansion of the other.
Everybody knows that the proximity of
a dynamo will magnetize tho steel parts
of a watch and ruin it for the time being.
A watch may be affected by electricity
without the owner having been near a
dynamo. The amount of electricity in some
people Is so great that It can seriously
affect the steel parts of a watch. A down
town watchmaker told a Sunday Journal
reporter that he often had examined
watches which were very slightly magnet
ized. . He used to demagnetize them and
return them, at the same time cautioning
tho wearers not to go near a dynamo.
When a man has the same trouble with
his watch continually it is a proof that
the static electricity in his body has af
fected the watch.
The watchmaker also said that dark peo
ple are more likely to affect their watches
in this way, and women more so than men.
The amount of electricity in the body lls, of
course, very slight, but very little is re
quired to affect the delicate works of a
watch. Persons of high electric organiza
tion should wear a watch with a steel case
If they hope to have an accurate time
piece. A watch should never he laid horizontal
ly at night, but should always be hung
upon a nail. Change of position will not
affect a mechanically perfect watch, but
such a watch is yet to be made. Should
the pivot of the balance wheel be in the
least worn the change of position will
make the watch gain or lose. The Jewel
on the under side of the balance wheel is
known as the cap Jewel, and the pivot
does not go through It. Unless the pivot
fits right up against this cap jewel a
change In position will make the watch
lose. Therefore, always keep your watch
In the same position night and day.
It Is well known that a watch will stop
for some unexpected reason and go on
again all right if it is given a slight Jolt.
The same trouble may not occur again for
years. This Is an accident to which all
watches are liable when carried around on
the person. It Is due to the delicate hair
spring catching in the hairspring stud or
in the regulator pins. The cause Is a sud
den jump or quick movement, such as get
ting on a moving car. A Jolt is given to
the balance wheel and hairspring and this
renders 'the catching possible. The Jolt
must come at a particular fraction of a
second during the revolution of the bal
ance wheel, otherwise the spring will not
The odds against tfcls happening, of
course, are very great. Considering the
number of half revolutions a balance wheel
takes In a year and' the number of quick
movements made by the wearer, the odds
against must be many thousands to one.
If a watch stops in this way very fre
quently, it Is probably due to want of oil.
A watch should ,be oiled every eighteen
months, because no oil can be made which
will not dry in that time. A watch will
often run many years without oiling, but
the wear and tear on a. watch In which the
oil is dried up Is much greater than when
it is kept In proper condition.
Downtown watchmakers derive many
dollar from watches brought In for repair
which merely require winding. They al
ways take out the balance wheel, tinker
around a little, put the wheel back, wind
up the watch and hand it back to the cus
tomer. In examining a, watch brought in to be
fixed up the watchmakers nearly all fol
low the same course. First, they examine
the hands to see If they are caught, then
they take, out the balance wheel, then look
at the pivots and the ruby pin. Next they
let down the mainspring and examine the
wheels. The last part to be looked at is
the escapement, which is almost always In
good order.. Sometimes a watchmaker will
puzzle for "days over an Irregular watch.
One of the most puzzling faults to find is a
little burr on the tooth of a wheel. This rare
ly happens, but when it does it causes a
good deal of trouble.
All watchmakers are glad of the advent
of the new I woman. The new woman is
likely to wear 'a watch. Women and
watches do not agree. In proportion to the
number sold there are twice 'as many
watches repaired for women as for men.
Women rarely wind a watch up regularly.
A watch should always be wound every
morning, so that the spring shall be at its
strongest tension during the day, when the
watch will be Jolted more or less. At night
the comparatively weak spring has noth
ing to disturb It.
Xfay THE MICHIGAN STOVE COMPANY. Urges! Makers o) Stores and Ranges In Ihe World. ,SS8
mClACU Don 1309-1311 Grand Ave.
LUk1li.ll UIIUuii Kaiuat ttty. Mo.
Doctor- Henderson
"X i
io i West pth Street, Kansas City, Mo.
Tha OH BelUble Doctor. Oldest In Age, Longest Located. A Ransa
Graduato 'In Heulclne. Orer 27 Yean Special Practice
AnthorlzeeTbvtheState to treat CHRONIC. NERVOUS ami SPECIAL DISEASES. Cures)
guarantee", or mosey refunded. All medicines furnished ready for use. No deten
tion from business. Patient3 nt a distance treaVcd by mail and express.. Medicines)
8enieverywhere.frc6froiagazoorbreatase, Charges low. Over 30.000 cases cureC Aye aid.
experience are important. State your case and (.end lor terms. Consultation, is Xrea ana coaa
dentlal, either personally or by letter. . .
Seminal Weakness and Sexual Debility, (fSSTSSy?
producing losses, pimples and blotches oa tho face, rushes of blood to head, pains In bacic. eo
used ideas and forzetfulness, basnlulsess aversion to society, loss of sexual power, loss of
manhood, &c cured for life- I can stop ell sight losses, restore lost sexual power, restore nerra
ana oram power, enlarge ana sireugxaeu wciut
Cmhilic that terrible disease. In all its J
OYJIII1I3 forms and stages cured fori
Hie. JJlOOa 0130milg. DRIB xuscsana, uiwi
Swellings. Sores, Gonorrhoea and Gleet, andall
forms of Private Diseases positively cured ox
money refunded.
Rintr for both sexes, M pares, 27 pictures.
EMJUIV true UIe wta Jufl description ot
above diseases, the effects and cure, sent seal
td in plain wrapperfor 3c. in stamps. Rend this
Uttt book and answer list of Questions.
- air A J.
rree museum Ot tvnaiumy thotuanoaot curiosities. Thel 8 a.m. to 8p.m
life-like models and wax Azures deeply topxess tha jalad;- school of lt-l Sunjagt 79 te Hi
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t RtMrnaSOadaOMltM in th tank SjAcS i
lluy out
ative HAIR
If. restore grey hair to
" '" its natural color with
out dye. quickly where all
others fall.
Ufjlt stop the falling off ot
" '"the hair with tha first
application and will mike
hair grow oa bald places
quickly, It used rlg&U
Will render the hair soft.
ww in guijy an(i glossy, and
dispose It to remain In curl.
Adds QnUb and dressing: to
the finest suit ot hair.
nnprsr.hllk'l Prirf on I'oafa Bettoratlre IlKlr Tonic Sl.OO Six. 69n
lSOCrSlUUK. t-riCC Get lt mt Doenchnk'. Big Dear Store, X301 Graad Afi?
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and receive the candid opinion of the leading and most successful physician
In. the West. JVo prombeM maae Out caaaot be fulflljwd.
of Development. Quickness, Defective Memory and all other symptoms re
sulting from errors or excesses perttcUy cund. Blank free.
CVDUII 1C ana a11 BIood Diseases, causing sore throat, falling hair.
W I rnlklV pain la bones, &c, &a, pcrmMaeotlr curwd without mcr
any. Blank tree.
VlRlftflfiFI F?,r Enlarged Veins of Scrotum, causing Spermatorrhea. Lost Vitality,
IHIUWUUEki; Emissions, ic., eared without an operation Full particulars Fras.
URINARY DISEASES quickly cured. PILES and Fistula cured or nopay. Booktrtc
Book of Facta for men only sent sealed for 8 cents to prepay. Medicines sent any
whero secure from observation. Call, or address in confidence.
Photographed trans Ufa,
Restores Vitality.
B 2
1st day
letb. day,
... 'tu dax.
"Dr. DeLao's New Tonic Pills"
P?5dUI??JeJlbove re8UIt to DATS
NO LONGER! It acts powerfully
and quickly. Cured, ethers, will cure
you. Toung- nen will retain their lost
manhood and old men will recover
their youthful vigor. It quickly and
positively cures NERVOUSNESS,
caused from excess, use at tobacco
or other stimulants. Restores LOST
EASES and ALL effects of self-abuse
or excesa and indiscretion, which un
fits one for marriage, business or
study. It not anly cures by striking
at the seat of the disease, but lt Is a
PURIFIER. It brings back the PINK
stores tha FIRE OF YOUTH. Insist
en your druggist giving you "DE
LAP'S" no other is equal, as It is
prepared from the prescription of DR.
DE LAP. the great French physi
cian, who has had thirty years'
practice, hospital and office. In Paris,
on Nervous Diseases. Can be carried
in vest pocket. Sent by mall (aealed),
postage paid, tl.00 package, or SIX
For sale a?
JOHNSO.. BROS., Druggists.
UtT Main street, Kansas City. Mo.
O Cures Within
a Few Days...
Use the Famous ParUkm Remedy
for Gonorrhoea, or Olctt,
De Lap's Sure Thing.
Complete treatment sent by mall sealed)
on receipt of price, OncDollar.
1107 Main St. - Eanaas City, Ha
Hr JAsBB,aaj a
V.V J BE. 2
" MMk ? x
JrV 2 a
ilAjftuLL uilUdii Eaiiui City, Has.
far is uuu iuo j uu ui, iu. ucMb.
Q-f ! it tv permanently cured without
ouiblUlC caustic, cutting, bougtos or
sounds. No pain, so exposure Patient cam
nse the treatment at home.
Rheumatism So 4"?
SURE CURE. Tha greatest discorery in tha
annals of medicine. Ou dose gires relief;
few doses remove lever and'paln in Joints;
cure in a few days. Send statement ot case,
with stamp ior circular.
FarHtasOalr.Itenletewithl omcxmocxai
vA firlttt for abet Oluot fact t I
Will eradicate dandruff.
ww in cleanse and Impart
health to tha scalp
Latour's the Tonic
That WilL
Based on tha latest chem
ical research regarding the
nourishment ot the hair.
F.r sale by druggists.
Price ILoa Inaltt on hav
ing It Take no other.
Ihe La GreTB Chemical Co-,
New York and landou.
Thyroid Gland, made la the form of tablet
and powder.
may be used with great oenent. wnen au
other remedies have failed. In any of tha
And many other troubles that flesh la
heir to. Its curative powers are wonderful.
It may be employed Successfully la all
catarrhal diseases.
In Many Nervous Diseases, especially ta
Tbyroln V. V. (so called to distinguish It
from other preparations) is a powerful
stimulant to- the vital forces and la used aa
a rejuvenating agent to prolong Ufa.
Physicians prescribe Tbyroln V. V.
The best results are obtained In begin
ning the treatment with small doses and
gradually increasing them. For example,
two tablets a day for the first week, thraa
tablets a day for tha second week, and so
on. The medicine Is not a manufactured
drug, but Is Nature's remedy, prepared taj
Nature's own laboratory.
Manufactured by jj
OX, SB and test Xelaarn BaUdinav
kajtsas crrr. mo.
For sale by an druggists.
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