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** Whoa my daughter Kitty was about three
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Wc hart seven or eight doctors, wllhout the
least shadow ot benefit. When Kitty had
taken half a bottle of
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
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LOUIS COOK, New Ok leans, says : “It gives
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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.
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“For eighteen months I had an
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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.
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Is It a Crime or the Result of
View* of Eminent Scientists—Cannes Which
Promote Suicide—Peculiar Method, of
Self-Slaughter—Great Men Who
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
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
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
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.
Mrs. Reading Dealo—l think 1 shall
have my new ball dress trimmed in
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
These are Facts
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
It never loses its strength, but will keep
fresh and of full leavening power until
It acts slowly in the dough, so that none
of its strength is lost before the baking is
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
The goat is not the most popular producer
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.—
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.
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
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... I*’Course 1 *’Course 1 ate
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knowledge and skill attained by over a quarter of
a century’s experience is available in its present
preparation. The consumer is not experimented
upon by changes of formula that are constantly
being made in other powders in an effort to get a
mixture that will not “ cake” or lose its strength,
or that follow changes of proprietorship or manu
facturers. The Royal Baking Powder is always
certain and equal in its work; a teaspoonful does
the same perfect work to-day that it did yesterday,
or last week or month, or last year.
While the last teaspoonful in a can of Royal is
as good as the first, other powders lose their
strength after being made a short time, and par
ticularly after the can is opened.
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.
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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.
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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
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
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-
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cure it, if you haven’t waited too long, with
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lingering Coughs, it is the only guaranteed
remedy. If if doesn’t benefit or cure, you
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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.
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
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'“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.
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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
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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
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
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Unlike the Dutch Process
® No Alkalies
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118 1 il l] It has more than three timet
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It Is delicious, nourishing, and EASILY
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
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Ely’s Cream BeimKMav
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SWNAIU IBIS FAPUttnr, Umtm.HU.
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IB Sold by druggists or sent by mail. H
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