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lord Roberts doesn’t smoke, touches *'ine but seldom! and rises at 5:30 every morning, summer and winter no matter how late he may have re tired. lord Sheffield Is the proud possessor Of a photograph of the Billington crick et chib of Oxford, and among the team Is King Edward, then an Oxford un dergraduate. Princess Louise of Coburg is said to have sold the manuscript of her “Mem oirs” to a Brussels editor for $200,000, and Leopold has ordered the police to £na the editor and seize the book. Baron de Forest is said to be con templating the establishment of an cm "lire in the Sahara desert, and carping critics declare that the British govern ment will obtain a political advantage by the process. Lord Brassey offered to erect, at his own expense, a large number of wood en cottages on the English -model for the sufferers by the recent Italian earthquake. The offer was accepted by the government The duke of Argyll, King Edward’s brother-in-law, has enlarged his liter ary scope by writing a book of non sense verse in the form of a long bal lad. His first work, “The United States After the War,” brought him to tha notice of American readers. Sir William Macgregor, governor of Newfoundland, is one of the most re markable men in the British calonial Eervice, both physically and mentally, and is the only governor to wear the Albert medal, which is the civilian counterpart of the Victorian cross. The princess of Wied, who is a prom inent figure in the court circles at Berlin, and whose husband is in the line of succession to the throne of Hol land, buys all the ill-used horses that come to her notice and gives them the benefit of a stay in her well-appointed etables. ; ODDITIES OE INVENTION. In Germany clocks have been run by wireless telegraphy. Portable wireless stations, so light that they can be ear ned by men, have also been devised by German inventors. A recent French invention which Utilizes electroplating for the deposit of extremely thin coatings of precious metals Is said to make possible tht» gold plating of lace, without stiffening the fabric. Silver is used in the same way. A machine has been invented for manufacturing cotton automobile tires. The tires are woven something like lampwicks, only they are heavier and 'Of coarser texture. They are said to ■resist a pressure of 6,000 pounds to the ■square inch. Although not yet perfected, the Ma ^orama telephone bids fair vastly to ex tend the field of usefulness of the long •distance telephone by rendering audi ble vibrations too faint to actuate the disk of the ordinary receiver or even the microphone instruments. An automatic fire alarm recently pat ented in England sounds an alarm in a hotel office 12 seconds after a fire starts in any of its rooms. The appar atus is simply an application of the fact that heat causes expansion, suffi cient in this case to complete an elec tric circuit. Aluminum is being used in France to make alloys of brass for the construc tion of submarine boats. It has been found that the admixture of aluminum produces extraordinary changes in the color of the compound. A little alumi num makes it deep gold, and at a point where between five and ten per cent, of aluminum is used it becomes rose red. Over ten per cent, of the lighter metal makes the alloy white. RELIGIOUS REPORT. Next year's German Catholic cou* gress will be held at Essen-Ruhr. The third European Christian En deavor convention will be held in Ge neva next year, July 28-August 1. The Epworth League of Springfield, 111., district will support a missionary in Borena, and is raising $1,000 for that purpose. The Christian Endeavor has now 61,003 societies. This is an increase of 231 since the convention held in Balti more in July. A pension of at least $130 a year was voted to its lay home missionary work ers by the recent Wesleyan conference Ot England. Leaders of the Methodist church in Brooklyn are expecting a great revival this fall. They claim that there is a remarkable religious awakening in the city, which they hope to see greatly stimulated by the personal efforts ol Bishop Mallalieu of Boston. The Way of It. Fido—Does your mistress keep any pets? Mignon—Yes, a husband and a baby. —N. Y. Sun. PASSING OF PORRIDGE. Hakes Way for the Better Food of a Better Day. “Porridge is no longer used for breakfast in ray home,” writes a loyal Britaih from Huntsville, Ont. This was an admission of no small signifi cance to one “brought up” on the time honored stand-by. “One month ago,” she continues, “I bought a package of Grape-Nuts food for my husband, who had been an in valid for over a year. He had passed through a severe attack of pneumonia and la grippe combined, and was left in a very bad condition when they passed away. “I tried everything for his benefit, but nothing seemed to do him any good. Month followed month and he still remained as weak as even I was almost discouraged about him when I got the Grape-Nuts, but the result has compensated me for ray anxiety. "In the one month that he has eaten Grape-Nuts he has gained 10 pounds in weight, his strength is rapidly re turning to him, and he feels like a new man. Now we all eat Grape-Nuts food, and are the better for it Our little 5-year-old boy, who used to suffer from pains in the stomach after eating the old-fashioned porridge, has no more trouble since he began to use Grape-Nuts, and I have no more doc tor’s bills to pay for him.'"’ -. “We use Grape-Nuts with -only sweet cream, and find it Hie most tasty dish in onr bill of fare. “Last Monday I ate 4 teaspoonfuls of Grape-Nuts and cream for breakfast, nothing else, then set to work and got my morning’s work done by 9 o’clock, and felt less tired, much stronger, than if I bad made my breakfast on meat, potatoes, etc., as I used to. I wouldn’t be without Grape-Nuts in the house for any money.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason - Read the little book, “The Road to WeUvaje,” in pkgs. \ .: I_I N OLD woman like mi don't have many real pleasures,” said* Aunt Jane Hamilton to Ma tilda Crawford, one of her neighbors. “I could count my annual pleas ures on one finger on one hand, and now for this year that Is gone.” "Why, goodness gracious, Aunt Jane! What do you mean?” and Ma tilda looked the genuine sorrow which in her neighborly heart she felt. "I mean that the Lord saw fit to take from me my last turkey last night, and now I can’t have the Ham ilton family to the regular Thanksgiv ing dinner, Mighty little I’ll have to be thankful for this year, and all my iuvitations out, too. Now I’ve got to go In and write letters to tell them all not to come.’’ Aunt Jane Hamilton’s Thanksgiving dinner had been the wonder of Phll ipsburg for many a year. She was a widow whose husband had paid the penalty of his devotion to his country at Gettysburg. Before his marriage John Hamilton had built a big, roomy home for his bride about half a mile from Philipsburg. and that was all that was left her when the bullet ended his life. Here she had lived ever since, eking out a living from the poultry she raised, and the small pension paid her quarterly by the gov ernment. Aunt Jane had never been blessed with children, but both herself and John had been members of large fam ilies. It was to adl of these brothers and sisters, and to their families, that Aunt Jane’s invitations to Thanksgiv ing dinner went each year. Annually they came trooping into Philipsburg for the family reunion and feast; fill ing the big house from cellar to gar ret, -and overflowing to the village hos telry. So it was that these thanks giving dinners were looked forward to, not by Aunt Jane alone, but by the whole village of Philipsburg. As Aunt Jane sat at her dining-room table preparing the 28 letters that PREPARING THE LETTERS. were to stop the coining of the rela tives, Matilda Crawford was passing from house to house telling of the death of the last turkey, and of the blighting of Aunt Jane's pleasures. The next day’s mail took away the 2S sorrowful little notes, all reading very much alike, and all telling the rea son for the canceling of the annual din ner. Thanksgiving day was but one week off when those notes were mailed, and on that same evening half a dozen of the worthy matrons of the village were talking the situation over at Matilda Crawford’s home. “It’s a shame if the people Of this town let Aunt Jane Hamilton be disap pointed at not having her family din ner just for the lack of a few tur keys," said Susan Peters. "There ain’t anybody in this town that she hasn't done something for at some time, and now they might help her. I’nr"goirg to send her one of my turkeys for Thanksgiving, so there!” The result of that little gathering was that the next day six prime tur keys were delivered at Aunt Jane's door by six different hoys coming from six different families. “Whatever will I do now!” cried Aunt Jane, as the sixth turkey was deposited at her back door. “If I only hadn't sent out those letters yesterday. I oould have my dinner just the same. I know I can’t never get another set written and off in time for all of them to get here. It makes me almost cry to think about It.” By Saturday others in the town had heard of the six turkeys that were sent to Aunt Jane, and they followed the example set them. Bven the genial host of the village inn contrib uted a nice fat hen he had bought for bis own use. In the meantime- that host of rela tives who had grown to look upon the annual visit to Aunt Jane’s as a not to-be-missed pleasure, were taking ac tion. Her brother-in-law, Walter Ham ilton, was a prosperous lawyer in New York city, who for 20 years had never missed one of these family reunions. He received Aunt Jane’s sorrowful note on Saturday, and took immediate action. His first move was to get into communication with a farmer h9 knew raised turkeys for market, and order five of his largest birds to be sent to Mrs. Jane Hamilton, Philips burg, by express. Then he set the tele graph instruments to clicking, and this is what they said to the 27 other fam ilies who had received notes like his own: “Disregard Aunt Jane’s note* Din ner there as usual. Send a turkey.— Walter Hamilton.” Monday afternoon the results of that telegram began to be noticeable. Three turkeys came in on the train, of which two were alive. The next morning the five from Walter arrived, all niceiy dressed, and on the same train came two others from his son, Walter, Jr., Didn’t Like the Town. Does village improvement pay? Those who doubt it may find something sug gestive in the conclusion of a mgn who is looking for a home in a New England village accessible from Boston. In bis search, states Youth’s Companion, he visited one town to which he had been recommended. He found the railway station shabby, the common, in sight from tfie station, covered with long grass, and weeds growing along the sidewalks. The whole place had a bedraggled and neglected air The man who had not known of the fact that his, father was sending five. Tho vil lage drayman undertook the task of delivering all of them at Aunt Jane's door, and he made regular trips there alter the arrival of each of the two dally trains up to Wednesday morn ing. And It was not until Wednesday morning that Aunt Jane really knew what the deluge of turkeys really meant. As the drayman delivered hi.s load following the arrival of the morn ing train, Aunt Jane attempted to tak? stock of the turkeys on hand, and fig ure out, if possible, what she could do with them. "Forty-three turkeys—29 of them alive and 14 dead—and no one to eat the dead ones,” she was saying, when (here came a knock at the front door. Before she could get her apron ofl and get to the door, it was pushed "FORTY-THREE TURKEYS.1' open, and In came her sister Mary and her three children. “Mercy on us! Why did you come!” exclaimed Aunt Jane. “To eat Thanksgiving dinner with you," they said in chorus. “But didn’t you get my note telling you the turkeys had all died?’’ “And didn’t you get our turkey?" Then explanations were in order, and alter they were made the whole story was out, “And to-morrow’s Thanksgiving. Mary, you’ve just got to help me. 1 haven't got a blessed thing done for that dinner. Here I’ve been setting wondering about all these turkeys when I just might have known wbat it all meant." And Mary did help, and so did the children, and so did others who came in on the afternoon train, and when the turkeys were placed on the long dining-room table the next day there were gathered around the table the largest number of Aunt Jane’s rela tives the old home had seen in many a year. • - “If the good Lord’ll forgive me for doubting His wisdom in taking away my turkeys, I’ll never doubt Him again," said Aunt Jane at the dinner table, “for I never had so much to be thankful for on any Thanksgiving dav before, and I’ve been able to make others happy by sending Thanksgiving dinners to the poor families of Phil ipsburg." Never a Thanksgiving day has passed at Philipsburg since but what the turkeys for Aunt Jane’s family dinner have come in to her from tbo families that gather about her hos pitable board once each year. HEARD IN THE BARNYARD. “I will admit that he is dressed to kill—•' It was the old hen turken who spoke these words in her efforts to console her progeny, who were crying with envy at beholding the gay plumage of the peacock. “—But in a few days, my children, we'll all be killed to dress.” With a low chuckle, the listening zephyr frisked for an instant around the corner of the barn, and then scampered away to shake the yellow pollen from the ragweeds. Our Baling Passion. It is often said of Americans that, they have a passion, if not a genius, for organization. They are certainly fairly subject to this observation. Let three citizens of the United States fall Into close association for any length of time and they will by at least taci. agreement follow a leader and perhaps they will in a spirit of semi-serious ness dub themselves a club, of a so ciety, of a lodge. The average Amer ican 1b not quite happy unless he is helping to elect somebody or other to an office. He wants to exercise his right of suffrage in every possible d* rectlon. He joins fraternal organiza tions and electioneers for officers. He organizes social clubs and maneuvers for poll! leal advantage. He marches with the ward clubs and becomes « politician. If there is the least shadow of mutuality of interest or labor or opportunity a society comes into being as naturally as the plant develops from the seed. Yes, We Suspected It. A Russian newspaper says Europe has taken a back seat aud America is at the forefront. This has been more than half suspected in America for a long time. decided at once that he did not care to buy pioperty or to live among people apparently so Indifferent to appearances as those who controlled affairs in that town. “ Keep Your Mouth Shut.” It having been determined that (1) practically everybody has pneumonia germs in his mouth, aud that (2) sun light kills these germs, it arouses a sus picion that the theory of the wisdom Of keeping one’s mouth shut hag bees a bit overworked. ” , . - . . • i x PASSING OF PESO. MEXICAN DOLLAR HAS ABOUT SERVED ITS TIME. New Coins of Other Countries Are Taking Its Place in Inter* national Trade Tran sactions. The days of the old Mexican peso are numbered. The coin which for nearly four centuries has been an Important factor in the commercial transactions, not only of Mexico but of the Antilles, Central and South America and the ori ent, has served its term of usefulness, says the New York Herald. The new monetary system of the Phil ippines will drive the peso from the archipelago; the dollar of Indo-China already circulates in such quantities in the French possessions in the far east that practically it has banished the Mex ican dollar; the British dollar has re placed the peso in the Straits Settle ments, Hongkong and Labuan, and tho international exchange commission has undertaken to draw the attention of the civilized world to the necessity of the adoption by China of a monetary sys tem of its own. The old Mexican dollar, when this lat ter measure shall have been adopted, will have come to the end of Its career as a trade coin, and, like the thaler of Maria Theresa, it will survive only aB a memory of what was once a factor of civilization, and progress in the ancient nations of the east. Now, Mexico itself has sounded the death knell of the peso in the place'of its birth. The monetary commission which has been studying the question of currency reform asked itself this ques tion: “Ought the present dollar, which, whatever else it is, is chiefly one of our oldest historical monuments, and the t rade coin par excellence of America and the far east, to be retained in circula tion?’’ In answering the question in the neg ative the commission has thrown senti ment to the winds, yielded to the re quirements of the times, and, when the prospective legislation is placed in force, a new coin will be put in circula tion in Mexico. The old peso is far from being an ar tistic model, and the imperfections in its design, the poor finish and the indis tinctness of its milling invite counter feiters to imitate it. Recognizing this, and also that the necessity of conserv ing the prestige which the peso had won in the far east has passed, the mon etary commission has recommended to the government that the old coin be de monetized, and that when the new mon etary system is put into force a suit able substitute, carefully designed, ac ’ culately coined and bearing a distinctly different effigy, be offered the people. The romance of the Mexican mint is without parallel. It was established in 1535 by royal decree. No gold coins were .minted until nearly a century and a half later. During the Spanish do minion. which lasted until Mexican in dependence was recognized in 1821, the silver output of the mint was more than 2,000,000,000 pesos. The gold coinage only amounted to $69,000,000. Since the establishment of Mexican independence over half a billion silver pesos have been coined. In the latter years of the sixteenth century, or within 50 years after the mint was established, the Mexican peso was in circulation in the Antilles, Cen tral and South America and in the Phil ippines, whence its regime was extended to China and the East Indies. It was not until 1895 that the peso was demon etized by the Spanish government in Cuba and Porto Rico. In the first century of the Spanish discoveries and colonization the mer chants of Cadiz and Seville sent their cargoes to Vera Cruz. These were freighted by burros over the mountain trails and through the passes to the City of Mexico. Here they were ex changed for silver dollars, which were packed on the backs of the burros and carried to the port of Acapulco, on the Pacific coast. Thence the money was taken to the Philippines in the Spanish galleons, which came back laden with silks and spices and other products of the orient. Again the burros trans ported the merchandise, this time across the country to Vera Cruz, where it was • transshipped to Spain. The burros still compete with the railroads as common carriers across Mexico, but now they seldom carry burdens of silver dollars. XMAS MEMORIES GAUGE JOY Associations with Other Yuletide Days Regulate Temper with Which We Join the Fun. Our associations with other Christ mas days do much to determine the temper with which we come to each recurrence of the festival, remarks the Boston Watchman. In the minds of most of us the day is associated with the loving memory of childhood com panions, of brothers and sisters, of father and mother, and of a dear home life. We recall what we did ten, twenty or thirty years ago, and our hearts warm afresh with the remem brance of those who did so much to make our lives happy. In the Christ mas festival the love and care of the year seemed to culminate, and the day represents the best and happiest of our experience. Wte can hardly be too careful that this Christmas* does not break the chain of happy memories. Our households add our friends in years to come are going to recall this 25th of December, aiid their memory of us is going to be enshrined in the experiences and associations of the day. It is a time for meeting our friends on the level of the very best in us and in them; for letting the dis play of affection cover our differences, just as at high tide upon the coast the ocean covers all unsightliness of the coves and shallows with its mighty flood. His Lunacy Under Good Control. She—Suppose I were to die, what would you do? He—I should almost be crazy. "Would you marry again?" “Well, I would hardly be as crazy as that.”—Puck. Youngest Congressman. John Young Brown was the youngest man ever elected to congress. He went to the thirty-sixth house at the age of 23 from Kentucky. Hot Pretty Then. “Hateful thing, ehe is!” exclaimed Miss Pretty, angrily. “I’m glad I’m not as mean as she is. I’m as much above her as—” “Tut! tut!’’ interrupted her fiance, “remember that rosebud mouth of yours ceases to be a rosebud when it begins to blow.”—Philadelphia Ledger. Disconsolate. About the most disconsolate looking woman we know anything about is the woman who holds the team while her husband does the “trading” in a aa teon —Atchison Uiobe. HOSPITALS CROWDED MJUM1TT OF PATIENTS WOMEN Mrs. Pinkbam's Advice Saves Many From this Sad and Costly Experience It is a Bad bnt true fact that every year brings an in crease in the numberof opera tions performed upon women in our hospitals. More than three fourths of the patients lying on those snow wmte beds are women and girls who are awaiting or recovering from opera tions made necessary by neglect. Every one of these patients had plenty of warning in that bearing down feeling, pain at the left or right of the womb, nervous exhaustion, pain in the small of the back, leucorrhcea, dizzi ness, flatulency, displacements of the ■ womb or irregularities. All of these symptoms are indications of an un healthy condition of the ovaries or womb, and if not heeded the trouble will make headway until the penalty has to be paid by a dangerous opera tion, and a lifetime of impaired useful ness at best, while in many cases the results are fatal. The following letter should bring hope to suffering women. Miss Luella Adams,of the Colonnade Hotel, Seattle, Wash., writes: Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— “ About two years ago I was a great suf ferer from a severe female trouble, pains and headaches. The doctor prescribed for me and finally told me that I had a tumor on the womb and must undergo an operation if I wanted to get well. I felt that this was my death warrant, but I spent hundreds of dol lars for medical help, but the tumor kept growing. Fortunately I corresponded with an aunt in the New England States, and she advised me to take Lydia E. Pinkham’s Veg etable Compound, as it was Baid to cure tu mors. I did so and immediately began to improve in health, and 1 was entirely cured, the tumor disappearing entirely, without an operation. I wish every suffering woman would try this great preparation.” Just as surely as Miss Adams was cured of the troubles enumerated in her letter, just so surely will Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound cure every woman in the land who suffers from womb troubles, inflammation of the ovaries, kidney troubles, nervous excitability and nervous prostration. Mrs. Pinkham invites all young women who are ill to write her for free advice. Address, Lynn, Mass. Not a Lightweight. “You’ve made a mistake in your pa per” said the indignant man, entering the editorial sanctum. “I was one of the competitors at that athletic match yesterday, and you have .called me ‘the well-known lightweight champion.’ ” “Well, arent you?” said the editor. “No, I’m nothing of the kind, and it’s confoundedly awkward, because, you sec. I’m a coal merchant.” —Stray Stcries. Intelligent Spider. A superstitious subscriber who found a spider in his paper wants to know if it is a bad omen. Nothing of the kind. The spider was merely looking over the paper to see who was not advertising, so it could spin its web across the stbre door, ard thus be free from disturbance.—Kiowa (Kan.) Signal. Epitaph. In Memory of Our Father: Gone to Jcin his appendix, his tonsils, his olfac tory nerve, his kidney, his ear-drum and a leg prematurely removed by a hospital surgeon, who craved the experience.— Lifo. -• Convincing Evidence. Winthrop, Cal., Nov. 20th (Special).— \ plain and straight forward story is tlwavs the most convincing. And that is ■vhat has impressed us most in reading the testimonials in regard to Dodd’s Kidney Pills. The experience told by Davis Lewis, of this place, bears the ring md stamp of truth upon it. He says:— “I was troubled for six months with lull, heavy pains in the small of my back, sometimes it passed into my stomach, at ither times up between my shoulders. When it was in my stomach I was loubled up, and hardly knew what to do for the pain. 1 was advised to take all kinds of remedies, and did so, but with out getting any relief. Then some one told me to try Dodd's Kidney Pills. 1 got a box and began taking them. The lirst few doses gave me relief; by the time I had finished them all the pain was gene and I have been well ever since.” Too Much So. Fuddle—You know Stocks, don't you? Doctor—He is a patient of mine. "Pretty wide-awake man, isn’t he?” “I should say so. I’m treating him for insomnia.”—Stray Stories. -• Piso’s Cure cannot be too highly spoken of as a cough cure.—J. W. O’Brien, 322 Third Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6, 1900. Men in the swim frequently make their escape by the water wagon.—Indianapolis News. WASTED TO A SHADOW. But Found a Cure After Fifteen Years of Suffering. A. II. Stotts, messenger at the State Capitol, Columbus, O., says: “ For fifteen years I had kidney troubles, and though I doctored faithfully, could not find a cure. I had heavy backaches, dizzy headaches and terrible urinary dis orders. One day I collapsed, fell in sensible on the side wal k, and then wasted away in bed for ten weeks. After being given up,. 1 began using Doan’s Kidney Pills. £n » couple of months I regained my old health, and now weigh 188 pounds. Twelve boxes did it, and I have been well two years.” Sold by all dealers. 60 cents a box. Foster-Milbnrn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. HISTORICAL GLEANINGS. One of the fads of 1770 was tbs wearing of two watches. The drum is said to have been the first musical instrument of the human race. Four shillings per annum was the rent of a flve-roomed house in Henry VIII.’s time. Records of Firfax county, Virginia, show that eGorge Washington owned at the age of 27 60,000 acres of land, and in 1790 the Washington family had killed 160 hogs for their use. New York was first called Gotham by Washington Irving and J. K. Paulding in their humorous work “Salmagundi,” in sarcastic allusion to the singular wisdom of its inhabitants. There is a Gotham in England, seven miles from Nottingham, the people of which are usually styled "the wise men of Goth am,” because for hundreds of years they have been credited with saying and doing the most foolish things. Automatic cooking boxes were in general use among the Hebrews nearly 2,000 years ago. The Greek and Ro man writers frequently refer to them. In his edition of “Juvenal,” for exam ple, Friedlander cites a commentator who refers to “the Jews who, a day be fore the Sabbath, put their viands hot into the cookiflg boxes, th: pot? being covered with napkins and wrapped about with hay, so that they may hava warm food on the Sabbath.” _ —i— JTJB2NKI SCHOOL NOTES. Miss Ellen Stone, the American missionary who was captured by brigands several years ago, will open a female college at Monastir, which will be conducted on American ideas. Rhodes scholars at Oxford univer sity, England, have come to be known as “Rhodesters." This is not in any way a term of reproach, for so far the young men have been con spicuously successful both intellec tually and socially. The Ramsbottom (England) educa tion committee granted all the school children of the town a half holiday on the occasion of the visit of a circus, in order “to give the poorer children an opportunity of seeing un familiar animals.” A remarkably successful attempt is making in Germany to instill in the public school children a love for plant culture. Last year a gardening asso ciation inaugurated a system by which flowers and plants in pots were presented to a large number of chil dren, and prizes, to be awarded at the end of the summer school term this year, were offered to such as should merit them by the care of their plants. In a single town, Wuerzburg, 133 children received these prizes at the school exhibitions. AMONG SCIENTISTS. Prof. G. Haberlandt, after studying the sensitiveness of the tendrils and hairs on plants, has come to the con clusion that some plants are capable of experiencing regular sensations. The new method of producing gen eral anesthesia proposed by Schnei derlin, of Berlin, consists in giving three hypodermic injections—two hours, one hour and half an hour be fore operation—of scopolamine with some morphine. Unconsciousness continues some hours after the opera tion. A London chemist, Dr. McAlpine, has a new process of refining mineral oil, for which he claims that it will abolish the use of expensive chem icals, make two distillations do for the three now made, increase the yield of products 20 per cent., and improve the quality of all the prod ucts. Matter for Thanks. Optimist—God gives us our friends. Pesimist—But, praise be, we can make our own enemies.—N. Y. Times. GRATEFUL TO CUTICURA. For Instant Relief and Speedy Cure of Raw and Scaly Humor, Itching Ray and Right for Many Month*. "I do wish you would publish this let ter so that others suffering as I have may see it and be helped. For many months awful sores covered my face and neck, scabs forming, which would swell and itch terribly day and night, and then break open, running blood and matter. I had tried many remedies, but was growing worse, when I started with Cuti cura. The first application gave me in stant relief, and when I had used two cakes of Cuticura Soap and three boxes of Cuticura Ointment, I was completely cured. (Signed) Miss Kellie Wander Wiele, Lakeside, K. Y." Evidence of Sanity. "Your honor," said the attorney, “this man’s insanity takes the form of a belief that every one want* to rob him. He won’t allow even me, his counsel, to ap proach him.” “Maybe he’s not so crazy, after all,”" murmured the court, in a judicial whis per.—Chicago Journal. —. Cures Rheumatism and Catarrh — Medicine Sent Free. These two diseases are the result of an awful poisoned condition Of the blood. 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