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** Whoa my daughter Kitty was about three years old, Eczema or Salt Rheum appeared on her face. It itched so badly she would Scratch till it Bled Wc hart seven or eight doctors, wllhout the least shadow ot benefit. When Kitty had taken half a bottle of Hood’s Sarsaparilla She was better, and when she had taken IVI bottles she was perfectly cured and has shown No Sign of Salt Rheum For almost four years. Her shin is now as fait and clear as any child's in town.” Wm. Fox, Williams Slato Mantel Works, Fair Haven, Vt HOOD'S PILLS are the best after-dinner Pills, assist digestion, cure headache and biliousness. CURES COUCHS,COLDS, INCIPIENT CONSUMPTION. LOUIS COOK, New Ok leans, says : “It gives me great pleasure lobe able to say that Locock’s Cough Elixir is the best preparation for coughs and colds I ever used—and I have used a good many. X cheerfully recommend it." SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. PRICE, SOo. and Si.oo. Prepared by I. L. LYONS & CO. New Orleans. La. w — — n Scott’s Emulsion of cod-liver oil presents a perfect food—palatable, easy of assimilation, and an appetizer; these are everything to those who are losing flesh and strength. The combina tion of pure cod-liver oil, the greatest of all fat pro ducing foods, with Hypo phosphites, provides a re markable agent for Quick Flesh Building in all ail ments that are associated with loss of flesh. Prepared by Scott & Bowne, Chemists, New York. Sold by all druggists. “German Syrup” My niece, Emeline Hawley, vras, taken with spitting blood, and she became very much alarmed, fearing that dreaded disease, Consumption. She tried nearly all kinds of medi cine but nothing did her any good. Finally she took German Syrup and she told me it did her more good than anything she ever tried. It stopped the blood, gave her strength and ease, and a good appetite. I had it from her own lips. Mrs. Mary A. Stacey, Trumbull, Conn. Honor to German Syrup. & rj_, „ nil “Kill* all Pain.” salvation Ull'rry US Only Sue. Cures Consumption, Coughs, Croup, Sore Throat* Sold by all Druggists on a Guarantee, WWfat FOLKS RWOED V'Xlo to 25 lbs. per month by harmless herbal A / iremediog. No ctarving.no inconvenience * *-*and no bad effects. Strictly confidential. Bend 6c. for cirmlnr* nnd AddrenaDr, O.W.F.SNTDER.MoVicker’s Theatre Bldg. Chicago, 111 •rMJU THIS PAmi eru; time routftUs. WiFTSSPECIFIC^ For renovating the entire system, eliminating all Poisons from the Wind, whether of scrofulous or malarial origin, this preparation has no equal. “For eighteen months I had an eating sore on my tongue. 1 was treated by best local physicians, but obtained no relief; the sore gradually grew worse. I finally took B. 8. 8., and was entirely cured after using a few bottles.” C. B. McLkmoiie, Henderson, Tax. S Treatise on Blood and Skin Did. eases mailed tm, SELF-DESTRUCTION. Is It a Crime or the Result of Hopeless Insanity? View* of Eminent Scientists—Cannes Which Promote Suicide—Peculiar Method, of Self-Slaughter—Great Men Who Killed Thomtelvei. ISpccial Letter.! The study of suicide has become a sci entific fad. Physicians, alienists and amateurs have advanced theories by the score to prove that suicide is an evi dence of insanity. They argue that, in asmuch as self-preservation is the first law of life, no human in the full enjoy ment of his reasoning powers would de prive himself of his existence. On the other hand we have the examples of eminent men who have taken their lives under conditions which seem to leave no room for doubt as to their san ity. Environment has much to do with the development of suicidal tendencies. The city of Paris, for instance, has always led all other municipalities in frequency of self-slaughter, and will probably continue to do so as long as it remains the Mecca of pleasure-seekers. Communities whose population is kept reasonably busy show the smallest per centage of suicide. Countries where the people are ground down by eco nomic tyranny have a higher ratio. Those whose inhabitants are addicted to careless living, as in the principality of Monaco for instance, make the worst showing. Considered by nationalities, Germany leads all other countries. Some have ascribed this to the rapid in crease of atheism, but the reason lies deeper. The German is by nature of a sad disposition and allows his morbid feelings to develop into melancholia, which is nothing more nor less than a species of insanity. His direct opposite is the negro, who rarely worries, and is always willing to let the morrow take care of itself. Suicide among the col ored population of the United States is extremely rare, and in Africa is said to be absolutely unknown. From recent statistics it appears that in this country more suicides arc com mitted in summer than in winter, and that the national holidays are selected by many to make their exit from this vale of tears. Poverty and disease do not appear to be the cause of many self murders. Financial troubles, love dis appointments, delirium tremens and moral cowardice figure conspicuously in the police records, however. The most popular method of suicide is hanging. Next comes drowning, closely followed by poisoning and shooting. Persons quite young or very old rare ly destroy themselves. Most of the vic- A MONTE CARLO EPISODE. tims of the mania are between twenty five and forty-five years of age. Women do not seem to grow tired of life as easily as men, but when they resolve to shuffle off the mortal coil they almost invariably use poison to accomplish their end. In some countries of Europe, notably in Austria and Prussia, at tempts at suicide occur very frequently among schoolboys; one of the evil con sequences of the severe scholastic dis cipline still prevailing in the two states. Monaco, the seat of the famous gam bling hell of Monte Carlo, has been the scene of more sensational suicides than any other spot in the universe. Ad venturers from all parts of the world assemble there day after day to repair their broken fortunes or to gamble with someone else’s money. If unsuccessful they not infrequently end their exist ence on the spot. Although no longer current news, the sensational suicide of a Parisian lady, Mine. Gracioso Romaldi, is still talked about among the elect of Monaco. This woman, after having lost all her money at the gaming table, retired for the night in her apartments at the Hotel de Londres. She was found tlie next morning in her bath tub. The water had been turned on. In order to make sure of killing herself she had severed the main arteries of both her wrists, and had left life bathed in her own blood. Shooting is, how ever, the favorite method of suicide at Monaco, and this has become so com mon that a case of self-destruction no longer attracts the least attention. While, from one point of view, all suicides are unworthy of notice, from another they are of great interest. The fearful method employed by Lingg, the Chicago anarchist, to cheat the gal lows will go down in history as one of the most peculiar cases on record. A few days before the execution of the liaymarket agitators was to take place, this young fellow exploded a dynamite cartridge in his mouth, blowing off the upper part of his face and cheating the hangman at the same time. Scarcely less thrilling was the end of Charles Tamelin, a San Francisco stevedore, who deliberately jumped in to the furnace of the lifeboat Gov. Ir win. He resisted all attempts to drag him from the fire, and expired with the words: “Let me die!” on hia scarred lips. A French woman who had been aban doned by her lover purchased fifty leeches in various drug shops. Upon her return to her rooms on the Boule vard do la Villette, she undressed and put the bloodsuckers all over her body. Some hours inter a friend, entering the woman’s apartment, found her lying nncouaeicus on her bed. The leeches I 'wuj reiiod ott boy body obi h/ 1 The unfortunate creature was taken to a hospital, hut the physicians could fiot save her life. A young Hungarian woman residing nt McKeesport, Pa., and known as Miss Sip Elle, destroyed herself by breaking the heads off a dozen or more, parlor matches and drinking them in a solu tion of water. Not long ago the en gineer of a milk train, as it was ap- A SAN FRANCISCO STEVEDORE’S DEED, preaching Rochester, N. 11., saw a woman lying across the track. He gave a warning whistle, but the only effect was to make her raise her head and to place her neck on the rail. The engine and driver passed over her, severing the head from the body. Anna Flynn, a domestic at Cedar Rapids, la., set fire to her bed, and when burned almost to a crisp jumped from a second-story window. At Haute-Loire, France, Zalie Sivar, after quarreling with her husband over some small matter, heat ed her out-door bake oven red-hot, crept into it and cremated herself. Men have resorted to just as peculiar ways of suicide as women. From a long list of cases collected at different times, I will quote that of IV. T. Day, of Dubuque, la., who took a hatchet, went to the hog-pen and deliberately cut off portions of his body and fed them to the hogs. He was so shocking ly mutilated that he died soon after be ing discovered. A quarryman at Roth bury, England, came to the conclusion that life was not worth living, so ho placed a dynamite cartridge in a fold on the top of his hat, and, having set fire to the fuse, awaited the result with equanimity. “He was regretted by all his friends,” adds the paper from which I derive my information of this case. It is remarkable how a suicide by a certain method or in a certain place will lead to another of the same kind. A writer in the Albany Express is re sponsible for the statement that recent ly a surgeon of the Middlesex hospital, London, went into a barber shop to be shaved. The barber spoke of a man who had been unsuccessful in an at tempt to kill himself by cutting his throat. “lie could easily have man aged it,” said the surgeon, “had he ac quainted himself with the location of the carotid artery.” “Where should he have cut?” asked the barber. The surgeon told him. Tie at once left the room; and, not returning as soon as ex pected, the doctor went to look for him and discovered him in the yard with hia head nearly severed from his body. No eminent American has ever de stroyed his owm life, and suicides among the great men of other nations have also been comparatively rare. It is an historical fact that the great Napoleon at one time in his meteoric career con templated to do away with himself, but at the eleventh hour ho allowed sober second thought to prevail. Frederick the Great, of Prussia, made a vow that rather than be taken by his enemies he would kill himself, and carried with him constantly a dose of poison, prob ably in imitation of the generals of antiquity, who preferred death to cap tivity. Among the Englishmen of note who committed suicide Lord Clive, the founder of the Indian empire, is the most eminent. In some parts of Europe suicide clubs have lately been organized. The avowed purpose of these criminal so cieties is self-murder. A certain num ber of the membership must kill them .Jar THE DOCTOR AND THE BARBER. selves each year until the entire body is exterminated. It was at first sup posed that the reports of the existence of such organizations was mere news paper talk, but later events proved the truth of the statements originally con tained in a Vienna journal. To the student of human nature the subject of suicide must always be one of unparalleled interest, and one which more than any other will keep him from losing the God-given instinct of self-preservation. Men grow strong by studying the weaknesses of their friends and neighbors, but they grow doubly strong by thoughtfully anal yzing the motives which lead so many unfortunates to throw away God’s most precious gift to man—life. G. W. Weippiebt. A Spendthrift. Mrs. Reading Dealo—l think 1 shall have my new ball dress trimmed in coal. Mr. Dealo—Great heavens! Do you want to bankrupt me? —Truth. With a Large <l. Cousin Kate—Sue, what over induced you to marry that little ’squire? • Cousin Sue—J wanted CbJp Tribune* These are Facts which Housekeepers Should Seriously Consider. If you want the best food, you will be interested in the following facts, which show why “ Royal ” is the best baking powder, why it makes the best and most wholesome food, and why its use has become almost universal its sale greater in this country than the sale of all other cream of tartar baking powders combined. The Royal Baking Powder NEVER fails. It is absolutely pure and wholesome. It is combined from the most approved and healthful ingredients. It makes the finest flavored, most tender, delicious and wholesome food. It has greater leavening strength than any other baking powder, and is therefore the cheapest. It never loses its strength, but will keep fresh and of full leavening power until used. It acts slowly in the dough, so that none of its strength is lost before the baking is completed. It makes food that will keep sweet, moist and fresh longer, or that may be eaten hot and fresh with impunity. The reasons why the Royal Baking Powder is superior to all others in these respects are easily stated. One is because it is made from chemically pure materials; another is because it is made with greater care and accuracy than any other. It is always uniform in composition and leavening power. It has been the standard baking powder since its introduction. The founder and con ductor of its business ever since is still at the head of its management. Thus all the If ell can still the fury of the waves, why does not every ship lake plenty of it in her cruise! , The goat is not the most popular producer of “bulter”-milk. In the January Wide Awake, Margaret Sidney’s paper on “Whittier with the Children” naturally leads all others in timeliness and Interest. It is sympathetic, personal and delightful, and shows the good Quaker poet as the child-lover and with that child-nature his poems have led us to ascribe to him. The article is profusely illustrated. Another leader is Frederick A. Ober’s “The Bridge that Spanned the World.” It deals with the localities made famous by Columbus in Spain. Kirk Munroe, the founder of the League of American Wheelmen, contributes a pithy article “About Bicycles” to the Wide Awake Athletics, and makes some sharp critic’sms on the present method of “jackknifing” in the saddle. The short stories in this number are es pecially bright. Annie Howells Frechette’s “Bill” is the study of a small boy that shows the Howells’ realism in a new vein; Mary Kyle Dal las’ “The Little Turk” is a tale of pluck and endeavor; Mary P. W. Smith in “Behind the Wardrobe” delights all those who love or hate arithmetic. The serial stories by W. O. Stoddard, Molly Elliot Seavveil and Theodora R. Jenness are increasingly absorbing. Kate Putnam Osgood’s “Ballad of the Bonny Page” is full of strength and fire; M. E. B’s dog poem, “A Morning Call,” Mrs. M. F. Butt’s “So the Snow Comes Down,” and Richard Burton’s “Landlord and Tenant” are charming. The Men and Things department is full of bright paragraphs. The illus trations are beautiful. Meynelle’s ex quisite frontispiece of Whittier with the children, has almost the softness and strength of an oil painting, and is well worth framng. Price 20 cents a number; $2.40 a year. On sale at news stands or sent post paid on receipt of price, by D. Lothrop Company, Publishers, Boston. An adder’s bite —The bank clerk’s lunch. A note to meet—A written invitation.— Truth. What thecollege freshman doesn't know ho talks about —Elmira Gazette. Wb expect the fellow with plenty of sand to get his deserts. It is eas'er to return thanks than bor rowed money.—Texas Siftings. The trouble with the Lost Chord is that so many people find it.—Boston Transcript A divorce lawyer likes a domestic broil done brown,—Binghamton Republican. The Inside Track— The alimentary canal. —Truth. A good thing to have around the house Is a piazza.—Texas Siftings. There is no rosebud of society without pins in her dress.—Galveston News. It Is no evidence of a weak foundation when a business house settles. The hello girl at the telephone exohango has much to answer for.—Picayune. A Clothes Calculation.—The tailor’s bill —Truth. A soke eye hates the light.—Ram’s Horn. Brown—“ Anything go with the sled?" Toy Man — “Only a battle ef arnica and a package of court plaster.” Teacher—“ Give an Illustration of the superiority of mind over matter.” Pupil (a.ter prolonged reflection) —“I have to mind you. That’s what’s the matter.” “By-tiie-wat, uncle,” said the nephew, whom Farmer Boggs was visiting, “I no ticed that you ate your pie with your knife. Now—" Farmer Boggs... 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The exactness with which the active principle of each ingredient prior to mixing is ascertained by expert chemists; the actual prohibition enforced against the receipt into the works of an impure in gredient; the care with which the materials are dried, coated and prepared before their combina tion, and the precision in packing the powder so that it shall be delivered to the consumer in the perfect condition in which it leaves the factory, are some of the details which go to make the perfect “ Royal.” The same means are not employed by other manufacturers. There have been a great many imitations of the Royal, no equals. Pure materials are not employed, care is not taken in their preparation and combination, while in the great majority of baking powders alum is added to give them strength, while cheapening their cost. The great popularity and general use of the Royal Baking Powder attest its superiority. 8100 Reward BXOO. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that soience has been able to cure In all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the nlood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature In doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its cura tive powers, that they oiler One Hundred Dollars for any case that it falls to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address, F. J. Cheney & Cos., Toledo, O. JS-TSold by Druggists, 75a McCokki.e— “Do von know what is the best thing out?” llcCracklc—“Ko. What is it?” McCorklo—“l haven’t decided whether it’s an aching tooth or a conflagra tion.” Look to Tonrself If your liver is out of order, your skin saf fron colored, tongue furred, eyeballs tinged with yellow. Hostetler’s Stomach Bitters lustanter is the correct thing. Don’t wait, if you don’t want jaundice and perhaps ab scess of the liver. Likewise, if you nave a malarial chill, touch of rheunfntism, indl festion, kidney or nervous trouble, ime the Utters without delay. Give It a fair trial, as it preserves. Two patents for bottle stoppers have been issued. A patent, for n mouth stop per, ©iterating effectively when certain bottles approach, would also servo a useful purpose. Coughs and Hoarseness —The irritation which induces coughing Immediately re lieved by use of “.Broun*’* Bronchial Troches," Sold only in boxes. Mrs. Cumso —“l thought the congregation was deeply stirred by our pastor’s sermon this morning.” Cumso—“l noticed a good deal of restlessness myself.” Don’t Wheeze and cough when Hale’s Honey of Horehound and Tar will cure. Bike’s Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. Free Admission Tickets to the World’s Fair are being offered by the Chicago Scale Company. Bend them your address. Evert season somebody'says the theater hat must go. It keeps on going to the theater, for a fact—N. O. Picayune. Ip you are constipated, bilious or troubled with sick headache, Beecham’s Pills afford Immediate relief. Of druggists. 23 cents. It is better to give a little more taffy dur ing life than so much epitaphy alter death. mi | LIKE A THIEF IN ■ * THE NIGHT , Con- Mi sumption comes. A M |. !> slight cold, with your system In the scroful- in A -ous condition that’s (\uljl caused by impure blood, I Y M n is enough to fasten it V r-j I \ upon you. That is the V/V tune when neglect and ■ A' / delay are full of danger, / \ Consumption Is Lung- Scrofula. You can prevent it, and you can cure it, if you haven’t waited too long, with Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery. That is the most potent blood-cleanser, strength restorer, and flesh-builder that’s known to medical science. For every disease that has to be reached through the blood, like Con sumption, for Scrofula in all its forms, Weak Lungs, Bronchitis, Asthma, and all severe, lingering Coughs, it is the only guaranteed remedy. If if doesn’t benefit or cure, you have your money back. The proprietors of Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy know that their medicine perfectly and permanently cures Catarrh. To prove it to you, they make this offer: If they can’t cure your Catarrh, no matter what your cose is, they’ll pay you 1500 in cash. mmM DO NOT BE DECEIVED with Pastes, Enamels, and Paints which stain the hands. Injure the Iron, and burn off. The Rising Bun Btove Polish Is Rrllllant, Odor less, Durable, and the consumer nays lor no tin or glass packogo with every purchase. f ■ WW A CUBED. TrUlUolU* frs br mull. Room fob One Only.—Clara—“What do you think of my new mult?” Maude— '“Lovely 1 But where do you put your other band?”—N. Y. Herald. It is never necessary to tell the money, lender to take a little more interest in hie business.—N. O. Picayune. ONE ENJOYS Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acta gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tenr effectually, dispels colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever pro duced, pleasing to the taste and ac ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial m its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 600 and bottles by all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. LOUISVILLE. Ar. NEW YORK. N.V. Unlike the Dutch Process ® No Alkalies Other Chemicals wßwQuSjs are used in the CTgfye preparation of W. BAKER & CO.’S f llßreakfastCocoa MU I Tui which it absolutely BH | Iffol pure and eoluble. 118 1 il l] It has more than three timet Du mp mil the strength of Cocoa mixed H"i7 t pi, with Starch, Arrowroot of Sugar, and Is far more eco nomical, costing lest than one cent a eup. It Is delicious, nourishing, and EASILY digested. Sold by Grocers everywhere. W. BASER & CO., Dorchester. Mai Ely’s Cream BeimKMav QUICKLY Cl ItES GOLD IN HEADr4j y Wl.c 5,0 Outs. | H Apply Balm into each nostril. BLV BIWS.. 56 Warren St.. N.T.lßCiagLjaeJ AMHU Morphine Habit Cured In It UPIiHB to <1 days. No pay till cured. WU I win dr. J. STEPHENS, Lebanon, Ohio. SWNAIU IBIS FAPUttnr, Umtm.HU. IPlso’s Remedy for Catarrh is the H Best, Easiest to Use. and Cheapest. ■ ■ IB Sold by druggists or sent by mail. H IH 50c. E. T. HozolUne. Warren. Pa, m ~a7n.~K.,F. HUtT WHEN WBIXIKO TO ADYEItTISERB PLEAS j stele that yt MW tt* A<T*rtlt?t h tM| DABAM.