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The Ceredo Advance.
T. T. UcOOL’QAIi, Publisher
You can hardly read a paper without
being sure to flud
Borne sentimental poem on the man who
In behind.
Woes, cannon, picks and muskets and
some more are on the list.
But the lean behind the baby In Its go
cart has been missed.
The others may be heroes and Quite use
ful In their ways,
And more or less deserving of a poet s
fervid praise;
But they cannot hold a candle to the man
we love to gleet
Behind the cunn.ng baby in its go-cart on
the street.
"With all the prh]e and dignity new papas
will dlsplap,
And nerved against the silly Jokes his
funny frlet ds essay.
And feeling so i/-*ponslble he pushes on
its trips
The go-cart and <Jio baby with the bottle
at Its lips.
It Is an Insplrtv:on to a bashful single
To see this scJatl procession with the
bottle In the van;
Anil notice how the women who are pass
ing have to stop
And gaze with admiration on the Image
of IIs pop.
No nursemaid's cold Indifference he
shows to baby's cries;
He'll find the pin that's pricking and he'll
keep away the tiles.
And he'll adjust the bottle when It tum
bles from its place
IVith true heroic dignity beiltting to the
lie'll nicely dry the baby's chin and wine
Its little nose.
And soothe it. oh. so motherly, and
smooth It* rumpled clothes.
And never loftr hie temper though it puz
zles him • ;ot
**‘® know Ju*t what's the matter with
, *he serf's* dug little tot.
Weil talk to 11 the prettiest of baby talk'
The bijliy thinks he Is a fool—as smartest
_babies will;
And he will cut up capers just to make
the darling smile,
»Regardless of the people who may won
der at hla style.
Rut when the little carriage has a double
load of Joy—
Two bottles and two babies and—not one
of them a boy—
The man behind that trouble may not
show it in his phiz.
Rut all the same a hero, and a big one.
too, he Is.
You may talk about the courage of the
man behind the gun.
"Who often is so frightened that he hasn't
strength to run;
Rut for a finer courage—when his wife
Is tired out—
The man behind the baby is the man to
brag about.
—H. C. Hodge, in Chicago Hally Sun.
A Tale of Wall Street
1 * and the Tropics «-*
{ . c
Copyright. ltOl, by Lothrop Publishing Compsny.
All right* rmerTtd.
Mr. R. J. Kent, the great operator,
paced slowly up and down his room,
but never missed an examination of
the tape as it escaped from the
chattering ticker, by an interval ex
ceeding half a minute. As the hour
of two approached, the little machine
became furious In its efforts to keep
pace with the operations of the
sweating, swearing and struggling
brokers, two blocks away. Mr. Kent
let the tape slide through his fingers
and read a record which translated
was as follows: 3,000 shares Sugar
149Vi—2,200 Sugar 149—4.000 Sugar
148*4—700 B. Sr O. 107%—1.100 B. <S- 0.
107—2,300 B. Sr O. 106%—500 B. Sr O.
106—3,200 St. Paul 171—4,(KM) St. Paul
170%—500 St. Paid 170—3,000 St. Paul
169%—1,400 Metropolitan 173%- OiK)
Metropolitan 172%—1,600 Metropoli
tan 171%—4,000 Jersey Central 150% *
-—800 Jersey Central 133% 1,700 Jer
sey Central 138—55 Jersey Central
159%—2,400 Sugar 147%—sot) Sugar
Mr. Kent stepped to his private
“Who is selling that Sugar?" he
a*ked his broker.
-.Street <v liogers are selling mos*t
of it now. Brokers for Morris A
Hauser of Boston, and Wright Ar Fan
ning of Chicago have also be*>n sell
ing it. These houses have been se|J
1«« 8t. Paul, Jersey Central, Balti
more Ar Ohio, Metropolitan, Steel and
Iron and o\her stocks." was the
prompt answer. "I advised the .office
of it some time ago.
“Who is the gelling for?"
“No one seems to know."
•‘What do Hawn's brokers say?"
‘They seem to i** up in the air.
They are still buying Sugar."
“All right. Good-bye."
Mr. Kent called up Mr. Haven, the
great sugar magnate.
“What in the devil is the matter
with your Hugar stock?" he demand
“I don’t know." was the response.
“It’a all right. I am buying it ns fast
na it is offered \\ 1 at ,t riov.
Mr. Kent examined the tape.
."One hundred .i ( >•. . L-t,t r,d
Lfter. tie replied it baa ban
146% hul has recovered
’ho Is dbing that selling?"
know," answered Mr.
fie impatience, “prob
• king profit It will
you. Good-bye.”
he tape for •
j reaction.*’ Mr. Kept pondered deep
ly. lie rang a bell.
"How much Sugar have I bought?"
he demanded of hi* private book
“Forty-three thousand share*,"
was the reply.
“It will average about 112, will it
The bookkeeper produced a slip of
paper, ran his eye over the figures,
made a rapid calculation, and said
that the average price paid for thia
line of Sugar stock was 142%.
"Very well; that is all,” Mr. Kent
He called up his broker who rep
resented him on the floor of the
Stock Kxchange.
“Sell all the Sugar you can with
out breaking the market,” he com
manded in a voice that could not be
heard ten feet away. Wall Street is
all ears. "There is good buying just
now. Begin on 500 share lots. Feel
them out at the start, but keep busy.
Sell at least 50,000 shares before you
close, no matter what happens. When
you have sold 20,000 shares, offer it
in 1,000, 2.0(H) and 3.000 lots.
The broker repeated the order
quickly so as there could he no mis
take. Mr. Kent returned to the
“Some one taking profits, eh?”
muttered Mr. Kent as he paced the
floor, nervously chewing the end of
an unlighted cigar. “I’ll show them
how to take profits! They must
think I am in my second childhood.
They have an idea I am going to
hold the bag. do they? This is the
way they keep their agreement!" lie
rang the bell furiously.
"How much B. & (). have I?”
“Fifteen thousand shares at an
average of 9.3,” was the reply.
“Wire Brown & Addy of Boston,
to sell me 20,i)oo B. & (). at the mar
ket. Send word to Blake & Co. of
Chicago, to sell me 25.0(H) St. Paul at
the market. Push! ht.rrvA”
TTe was at the private telephone
mow much Sugar have you sold?
‘Twenty-two thousand. 11 has
broken a point and n half.**
"That’s all right. Put it out in
-.000 and 3,000 lots. Sell me .30,000
shares of Metropolitan at the mar
ket. Clot it? That's right. Good
The ticker was singing like a sew
ing machine. Sugar, H, & ()., St.
Paul, Jersey ( entral. Metropolitan,
Steel and Iron and other stocks came
«>ut in blocks of from 1,000 to 4,000
and even 5,000 lots. Hut the market
held reynarkably well. There was
"not a cloud In the sky.” and the pub
lic was sunning itself. Hut even
their guileless optimism could not
withstand the impact of the myster
| ions interest which lmd been selling
hundreds of thousands of shares on
Saturday and during the present ses
sion, reinforced as it was by the en
raged Mr. Kent, who ascribed this
selling to the perfidy of his asso
ciates. When the day’s battle was
over the field was covered with dead
and wounded. Sugar had closed at
145% bid and 140 asked. Haltimore
and Ohio had dropped to 103%; St.
Haul to 167%; Metropolitan to 170;
Jersey Central to 15S%; and Steel and
Iron showed a net loss for the day
of three points, and an extreme drop
from its high point at the opening of
nearly nine points.
When Mr. Kent had received re
ports from his brokers, and tele
graphic advices from Hoston, Chicago
and Haltimore, he found that he had
sold 55,000 shares of Sugar and that
all of his other commissions had
been executed. He had accomplished
one of the phenomenal changes of
position for which lie was famous and
dreaded. In a hundred offices his
name was mentioned, coupled with
expressions which would not warrant
reproduction on these pages. He qui
etly talked the situation over with
his lieutenants, instructed them to
"smash" tin* market at the opening
next morning, and with an unruffled
mien left his office shortly before
four o'clock.
\\hn* happened on this famous
J u earl ay lias been lightly touched on
in the opening chapter of this his
tory. The morning papers had de
voted considerable space to the “bear
flurry in Wall street, I here were
guarded allusions to the coup per
formed by Mr. Kent, who had con
ducted his operations with little at
tempt to disguise his attitude. Hi*
profits were variously estimated at
from $730,000 to $3,000,000, and it was
strongly intimated that he would live
to regret the unwarranted scare he
had precipitated.
On the following Tuesday morning
London ignored the New York break
in prices and opened strong. Chicago
and the speculative west looked on
its splendid crops and telegraphed
buying orders in generous volume.
The galleries around the trading floor
of the Kxchange were crowded with
the sight-seers who are always in
force when the market is excited.
I he hand of the big dock slowly np
proa died the hour of ten. The thou
sand or more brokers gravitated to
wards the various standards which
bore the names of the important
trading stocks.
I tie market opened strong and at
a slight advance in spite of large
| offerings of stock by Kent brokers
and from Street <t- Rogers acting
for their unknown principals the
market held its own the first half
j hour. It was at this time that
| vague and portentlous rumors were
| circulated on the floor, and whis
pered over telephones, • These ru
mors were greeted with general in
credulity, but the effect on the mar
ket was apparent from the time the
first suspicion was breathed. London,
Chicago and other speculative centers
continued buying and selling, uncoa*
scion* of tin* shadow which was now
darkening the street.
The storm broke at 11 o’clock.
The yellow slips distributed by a
news agency contain***! the following
paragraph in double-leaded type:
“11:05 a. m. Andrus Carinody, Pal
mer J. Morton, It. J. Kent and Simon
I « lie** cannot be fo ind. They v;ere
last seen in Mr. Morton’s offices about
four o'clock yesterday afternoon.
I heir relative's know nothing of
their whereabouts. The police and
detective force have been notified.”
A message of similar purport was
recorded on the tape.
Any description of the scenes
which followed on the floor of the
Stock Kxchange would be deemed
exaggeration bv those who never
hn\e seen a speculative panic sweep
nil before it. The tempest was
loosed. lief ore its fury the sturdy
financial oaks hent in the blast. The
puny speculative saplings were up
rooted and borne away on the wings
of the cyclone. Staid old men who
bail not been seen on the floor of the
exchange for months, rushed hatlesn
through the streets and hurled them
selves into the crazy mob.
I he »>0 acres of the financial dis
trict was a lied In in. Men tore pa
pers from the hands of newsboys
and rushed away without paying
for them. The wildest rumors, if
of evil purport, became certainties.
The word went down the street that
a great bank had closed its doors.
1 here was no fragment of truth
in the statement, but it was accept
ed ns an unquestioned fact. It was
charged that the great enterprises in
which Carinody, Pence and Morton
were concerned were insolvent, and
that these men were in secret con
ference, endeavoring to arrange a
compromise with creditors. Mr.
Kent was regarded as the speculator
who had been intrusted with this
news, and commissioned to use it to
recoup some of the losses.
I he evening papers were flooding
the city with extras. The news was
so stupendous as to confound the
genius of the designers of headlines.
There was neither space nor type
sufficient to depict their emotions.
Put the imagination of the report
ers was equal t«» the crisis. In be-!
wildering succession the millionaires I
uere kidnapped, lured away and mur
dered by anarchists; had committed
suicide, or reposed safely in the
bosom of their families.
At one o’clock Sugar-had dropped
2." points. I Baltimore Ohio 1R points,
j St. Paul It points. Metropolitan 32
! Points, Jersey Central 17 points and
j Steel and Iron 21 points. The stocks
in which the missing inen were not, !
known to he interested withstood
I the shock with smaller losses, hut
I the whole list was mutilated almost
| beyond reeognition. The news bad
j reached l.ondon too late to permit
i Knglish operators to cover in that
market, and the cables bore the tales;
<»f their dilemma.
Shortly after one o’clock brokers
in the employ of Street & Rogers
j jumped into the market as buyers. 1
In the first hour of the session, be
fore the break came, it was estimated i
that they had sold not less than
.300,000 shares, and Kent brokers had
sold fully 100.000 more. The total
i *nles for the first hour reached the
unprecedented total of 1.2*0.000!
i shares. From 11 until | o’clock the
representatives of Street A lingers
did nothing. They then begnn to take!
some of the Stock as it was offered.'
| They became the center of riots.
Men fought like fiends to sell them
stock. In spite of their support the
offerings were so numerous thnt
prices still declined. They bought |
Sugar in 10,00ft and 20,000 share lots.
In an hour Street A- lingers had ror- I
; ered OtKi.oOO shares.
Two papers appeared with extras
containing a dispatch from Philadel
phia stating thnt Messrs. Morton,
f armody. Pence and Kent were in
conference at the Hotel Lafayette.
It related with great explicitness |
thnt they were considering the de- '
tails of a gigantic railroad comMrm- !
tion. and the article contained n
brief interview with Mr. Morton In!
which he refused to discuss the ob- !
.jects of the ..ting, but regretted!
that the public should have become j
: alarmed at the secrecy which had
hern deemed necessary. The snme
news was spread through the bro
kerage and commission houses by
’he news agencies and entne out on
♦ he tape.
The effect was electrical. The mar
k'd rose by jumps and bounds. Kverv
one scented rushing to cover, but fhe
spurt was short-lived. When the mar
ket had advanced an average of ten
points. Street Sr Logons and Boston
and Chicago interests turned heavy
sellers. They threw the stock they
had accumulated at the bottom fig
ure* right and left. They found
plenty of purchasers. The Philadel
phia dispatch was so pood it must be
true. It sounded natural, and was *
logical reason for the absence of
these men. At two o’clock the tr,ke
ket was firm and slowly advancing
notwithstanding the vast, offering*
from Street A Rogers. At 2:30 Wall
street was growing optimistic. It
regarded the selling as profit-taking,
•ind bought with confidence. Sugar
rose to within seven points of the
opening figure.
I turn came the final disaster. It
was announced that John M. Rock
well, the great capitalist, and Hiram
Haven, the sugar magnate also were
missing. Simultaneously, word was
received from Philadelphia that none
of the gentlemen mentioned had been
at tlie Hotel Lafayette, and that the
dispatch was bogus, having been sent
out by a commission house which
took this method to recoup some of
its losses. In the crash which fol
lowed several houses went to the
wall. I heir holdings were thrown
on the market. Sugar dropped an
extreme 40 points. Other securities
suffered in proportion. A man stood
in the middle of llroad street and
blew his brains out. Staid old invest
ment stocks which hud regularly
paid dividends for years dropped five
points between quotations. Sugar
fell II points on a sale of 400 shares,
anti did not steady itself for ten
minutes, during which time it was
worth $35.00 a share less than it
had been those few minutes before.
Once more it was Street A Rog
ers to the rescue. For two days
they had been selling on good news
and buying on bad news. Again
their brokers stood in the breach
and bought Sugar, R. A O., St. Paul,
Jersey Central, Metropolitan and
Steel and Iron from men who seemed
willing t*» give it away. When the
gong sounded at three o’clock, the
signal that this awful day was
ended on the Stock Kxchange, these
brokers were yet surrounded by
swarms of men frantic in their ef
forts to sell stocks at any prices. It
was midnight before the lights went
out in the offices of Street <£: Rogers.
Scores of haggard men arranged pri
vate settlements on terms which
would permit them to remain sol
The profitR of the unknown prin
cipals or syndicate represented by
Street A Rogers, of New York, Mor
ris A Hauser, of 'Boston, and Wright
<Sr banning, of Chicago, were con*
servhtively estimated at $24,000,000,
The members of the linn of Street
A Rogers gave out no figures and
refused to name the men they were
representing. They stated that they
had considered the market over
bought, and had sold stocks in antic
ipation of a natural reaction. The
unexpected bad news had found them
in a situation from which they could
not help reaping an enormous ad
vantage. They had simply taken
profits on the various movements of
the market, and did not share the
apprehensions of those who feared
for the safety of the missing men.
Mr. Street declared that prices were
too low at the closing figures, even
if it were known that the worst had
happened, latrinsie values could not
be permanently affected by the fate
of individuals, and lie advised buying
on any further declines.
'lhus closed the most meiynyablo
day in the history of Wall street.
[To Be Continued.]
Itnhhcri tv i (li n Wet Spouse nn I'n
turned .1 ii ii u 1 e Monarch l.ctn nn
iKnornnl ('oNunrk Knrapr.
A Cossack, ignorant of the Crenel#
language and equally ignorant of
fear, wa* recently hired at Moscow
by the lion tamer f’e/.on to clean the
cages of his wild beasts. Their un
derstanding, or misunderstanding
was arranged by means of gesture!*
and dumb show, and I’ezon though!
that the man thoroughly understood
what In* had to do, relates a I.ondort
paper. The net morning the Tartar
began his new duties by entering
with bucket, sponge and broom, not
the cage of a tame beast, as his mas
ter bad done, but of a *,'jMidid un#
tamed tiger, which lav asleep on the
i ne ntTcp animal awake and
fixed its eyes upon the rm 3 who
calmly proceeded to wet his large
sponge, and, unt« rrifierl, to nil down
th*’ tiger as if it had been a hoi*e m
a dog; while the tiger, apparent'!
delighted by the application of *ol<|
water, rolled over on Its ba-k.
stretehed out its paws, and purrblg,
offered every part of its body to tl $
f’ossack, who washed it as eompM>
eently as a mother bathes her infant
Then he left the rage, nnd would
have repeated the hazardous ex perk
ment upon another snvnge beast
from the desert had not f’ezon drawl
him off with difficulty.
Turnip Time.
"It’s disgraceful the way chi Id ret
are taught!” she began, with a pain
ful disregard of tact and diplomacy.
“Their studies arc so jumbled to.
gethcr that they don’t, know when
they have finished with arithmetic
and taken up geography. The othef
day Bessie came home and said that
the teacher had shopped in the mid
dle of a singing 1. -sm, right in the
middle of a song, to ask how many
turnips were in a p"ck."
‘‘You must I)- mistaken," excused
the astonished principal.
“No, ma’am. Bessie told me, and
Bessie never lies," said Bessie's molt*
er. with a complacency that irritat*\l
tlie atmosphere.
The teacher was sent for, Hhe dfs
nierl that she had interrupted the mu
vie lesson to satisfy her curiosity la
regard to turnips and pecks. Sh<
went bark with unkindly feelings,
but three minutes later she returned,
smiling. ,
“I knovi now what she meant," said
she. “I astied the children how many
beats therk were In a measure."—Loiv
dun Answers.
. ) :
ll>c first scientific society wasesta''*
lished by Dr. Franklin.
A German geographer complain*
that north pole exploration is in dr.n*
ger of degenerating into a sport, in
which the establishment of “records”
is the main thing.
1 he breathing or blowing of wells
driven on the pluins of Nebraska has
been lately shown to coincide with
changes of barometric pressure, but
it is thought that low pressure can
hardly account for the force with
which the air is expelled from some
of the wells.
In his experiments with various ve
hicles, M. Michelin has found that iron
tires require greater motive power
than either solid rubber or pneumat
ic. An electric automobile running at
five per cent, greater speed with pneu
matic tires took 18 percent, less power
than when fitted with solid rubber
tires; and in stopping, the solid tires
required an increase of 14 per ceut. in
braking power.
1 wo striking instances of the effects
of “wind shots,” or the currents of nir
caused by the enemy’s cuuuou balls,
are given in the “Autobiography of Sir
ilenry Smith.” (Ju one occasion his
horse fell as if stone dead, but he was
not hurt at all. On another occasion
an officer was “knocked down by the
wind of a shot and his face was black
as if hr had been two hours in a pu
gilistic ring.”
Detween Mount Kasbek and Ghima
rai Khokh, in the Caucasus, a glacier
descends into the narrow, wedge
shaped valley of theGhena! Don, which I
after a course of l.’t miles joins the
Ghi/.el Don, a tributary of the Terek,
bike most glaciers of the Caucasus,
the Ghenal Don has of late years re- I
ceiled considerably, and some years
ago copious springs of hot sulphur
water were uncovered by the recession.
About the middle of July t he whole end
of the glacier broke off and slid down
the valley, grinding down everything
in its path. 1 hirty-two lives were lost.
On July 10 another huge block of ice
broke off anti followed the first with
terrible rapidity for eight miles down
the valley.
If you kill frogs your cows will “go
Tickling a baby will cause the child
to stutter.
To cut off a pup's tail causes him
to grow “smart.”
1 ** throw hair-combing out of the
w indow is bad luck.
i o thank a person for combing your
hair will bring bad luck.
No person who touches a dead hody
w ill be haunted by his spirit.
Cut a dog’s “dew claws” and it will
not die from poisonous snake bite.
lo kill a ghost, it must be shot with
a bullet made of u silver quarter-dol
If you boast of your good health,
pound wood immediately with your fist
or you w ill become sick.
lo dream of a live snake means
enemies at large; a dead snake, ene
mies dead or powerless.
i o d ream of unbroken eggs signifies
trouble to come; if the eggs are
broken the trouble is past.
lo cut a baby’s finger nails will de
form it; if the child is a month old
it will cause it to have fits.
Silver nails or screws in a coffin will
prevent the dead haunting the scenes
of its existence in the flesh.
To allow a child to look into a mir
ror before it is a month old will cause
it to have trouble in teething.
A child will have a nature and dis
position similar to that of the per
son who first takes it out of doors.
Cincinnati. Dec. 20.
CATTLE—Common . 3 25 (ft 3 90
Butcher steers_ 4 75 (ft 6 00
CALVES—Extra .... (ft 7 75
HOGS—Ch. packers . 6 10 (ft 6 25
Mixed packers .... 5 90 (ft 8 05
SHEEP—Extra . 3 85 Cft 3 75
LAMBS—Extra . 5 35 Cft 5 50
FLOUR—Spring pat. 3 85 ft 4 10
WHEAT—No. 2 red. Cft 78%
No. 3 red . ft 75
CORN—No. 2 mixed. Cft 48
OATS—No. 2 mixed. Cft 38V,
RYE—No. 2 . ft 55
HAY—Ch. timothy ..15 50 #18 00
PORK—Clear cut_18 00 #18 35
LARD—Steam . #11 00
111 ITER—Ch. dairy. (ft 18
Choice creamery .. #31
APPI.ES— Fancy_ ft 3 50
Pt>TATOE8— Per bid ft 1 75
TOBACCO—New .... 3 25 #10 75
Old . 7 50 #18 25
FLOUR—Win. patent 3 40 ft 3 50
WHEAT—No. 2 red. 73%# 74%
CORN—No. 2 mixed. 46%# 48%
OATS- No. 2 mixed. ft 31%
RYE—No. 2 . ft 48%
PORK—Mess . #17 00
LARD—Steam .10 25 #10 30
New York.
FLOUR—Win. st’rts. 3 45 ft 3 55
WHEAT—No. 2 red. ft 80%
CORN—No. 2 mixed. # 82%
OATS—No. 2 mixed. # 43
RYE—Western . ft 59
PORK—Mess .18 00 #18 50
LARD—Steam . #10 80
WHEAT—No. 2 red. 75%#> 78
Southern—Sample. 87%® 75%
CORN—No. 2 mixed. 52%# 52%
OATS—No. 2 mixed. ft 38
CATTLE—Butchers . 4 50 ft 5 25
HOGS—Western .... ft 6 75
WH.IAT—No. 2 red. ft 74
CORN—No. 2 mixed. ft 61
OAT8—No. 2 mixed., ft 34%
PORK—Mess ....... #16 60
LARD—Steam . #10 25
WHEAT—No. 2 red. ft 74
CORN—No. 2 mixed. ft 46
OAT8—No. 2 mixed. 53 ft 23%
will c
date, the
these coi^Hhi.; but on the other_
u 1 ij 1?n?rire DO‘ h*rd h>L the patTent
should t-.ke Ur. August Koenig * Ham
burg Breast Tea, a cup full every night on
going to >>ed, have it hot, drink slowly, t hen
every otner night, rub the throat and top
portior of the lungs with St. Jacobs Oil, <
cover with oil silk, let it remain an hour,
tuen remove L«t good. plain, nourishing
ood, live m the open air as much as pos
si e. By all means sleep as near out of
doors as possible, that is, windows wide
open, except in the very severe weather.
1 ake a coid sponge hath every morning; then
immediately ruh the body vigorously with a
:oarse towel. l ake Dr August Koenig . Ham
burg I)rop» every other day according to
directions. One can buy the three remedies
for el..3 of any reliable druggist. Begin the
treatment at once, and »ee how much better
)ou wih be almost within a week’s time.
A Ssaprct.
She—You didn’t stay long m London.
He-No, I rouldn t stand it. Over there
everybody knew me tor an American r.got
away. Here, in New ^ ork, no one ev«r
suspects it.— Smart Set.
Rice In South Texas.
The Government report for 1902 ahowa
that Texas holds the world’s record for *
production of rice. Some of tiie best rice
lands_ in the State are along the line of the
M. K. & T. Ry. An interesting book on
Texas will be sent on request. Janies
Barker, Gen’l Pass. Agent, M. K. &. T. Ry.,
50l Wainwright Bldg., St. Louis.
••M*s an III tt inil-.»•
William— Didn t that burglar's chloro
form make you ill?
Richard—SVcll, I didn’t like it; but it
cured my wife's neuralgia —Detroit Free
A 50-0nt Calendar f r»r <1 Centa.
It you want one of the handsomest cal
endars you ever saw, --end 6 cts. postage to
the Boston Rubber Shoe Co., Calendar
Dent., 9 Murray St., New York, It is 10x20
inches, printed in 12 colors, ami a perfect
beauty. There are plenty of 50-cent calen
dars not nearly a* pretty.
The course of true love might run *_
snioother if the spectators would not offer
so many suggestions for its improvement.
— Indianapolis News.
How Mj* Throat Hurts!—Why don’tyon
use Hale’s Honey of Horeliound and Tar?
Pike’s Toothache Drops Cure in one minute.
Tourist—"W hen does the next train
start for Cork, porter?” Irish Porter—
"She's just gone, sorr!”—Puneh.
Piso s f tiro cannot he too h ighly spoken of
as a cough cure.—J. W. O’Brien, 322 Third
Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan.0, 1000.
No one finds it so hard to forgive mis
takes as the person who most frequently,
makes them.—Indianapolis News.
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■ Miss Alice Bailey, of ■
Atlanta, Ga., tells how she was
permanently cured of inflamma- *
tion of the ovaries, escaped sur
geon’s knife, by taking Lydia E.
Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.
•' I had suffered for three years with
terrible pains at the time of men
Btruation, and did not know what
the trouble was until the doctor pro
nounced it inflammation of tho
©varies, and proposed an operation.
I felt st) wcnk and sick that I felt
Bure that I could not survive the or
deal. The following week I read an
advertisement in the paper of Lydia
E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Com
pound in such an emergency, and so
1 decided to try it. Great was my joy *
to find that I actually improved after
taking two bottles, and in the end I
was cured by it. I had gained eighteen
pounds and was in excellent health."
— Mina Alice Baii.f.y, r»o North Boule
vard A tlnnta, Ga. — #5000 forfeit if original
of above letter proving genumenees cannot be pro
The symptoms of inflammation
and disease of the ovaries aro
a <1 nil throbbing pain, aceom- *
panied by a sense, of tenderness
and heat low’ down in the side,
with occasional shooting pains.
The region off pain sometimes
shows some swelling.
In our mammoth kitchen we employ a Chef
who la an eapert in making mince pies. He
has chare* of making all of Libby's Mince
Meat, lie uses the very choicest materials.
He is told to make the
Ever sold- and he does. Get a package at
your grocer's—enough lor two large ptes. Yon
will never use another kind again. Libby's
Atlas of th* World, with new maps, site Asn *
inches, sent anywhere for to cents in stamps.
Our booklet, "How to Mars Goon Thinos
TO Eat," mailed free.
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