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DRIVEN TO DESPERATION.
Rejected Suitor, in the Depth of Hie Dejection, Determines to Go to Work. "Tell me. my daughter,’ said Mr. Moneybag, with some anxiety in his voioe, relates London Tit-Bits, as he led his only child to a seat in the drawing-room “wasn’t young Mr. Gasket here last ^“Yes father. Why do you ask?” “Did you and he have a nuarrel? “No, father, not a quarrel exactly. But tell me! Has anything happened to him? “Did he or did he not propose marriage t0“V?es! he did, father,” replied the girl, now thoroughly alarmed. * Do tell me if anything has happened to him. Has ne committed sui—” , , , . , -p..,, “What was your reply, daughter: Via you accept him.” .... , j “No, father. Has his body been dis °°“Did you give him any encouragement?" “No father. Did he shoot himself or— “You rejected him finally and lrTevoca bl“Ve-s father, and he said he’d go«d do something desperate, but I didn t think he’d make away with himself. Oh, Utner, isn’t it awful?’’ “Yes, it’s awful. I suspected that you had rejected htfn wfien I heard what he had done to-day.” “Oh, father, do you think I shall be called to account for it?” "Oh, dear, no. You weren t obliged to marry him just because he asked you. “But, tell me; what has he done, la ther’” “He’s settled dowa to earn his own br ing.” . ^ . Isn’t This Absolutely True? Nothing ever became popular—here or in any otttter countny-twithout a reason. Popular men have merit of some kind, must have, or they would not be popular. They must hdve exceptional merit and wonderful cliaracter if their popularity in creases with time. . As with men, so with goods. So with any article that is on the market. It can not increase its sales, it cannot be adopt ed as a standard article, it cannot sur vive generations unless it have real, inher ent merit. . millions OI uuuaia spent mauvciiwy any article without merit, are just wasted, so far as continued sales are concerned. Intelligent housekeepers cannot be com pelled to buy what they do not approve of. That much is a self-evident fact. It cannot be gainsaid. But it tells its own story of Lion Coffee and its quality a coffee that has been the leader of all package coffees 4.or more than a quarter of a century, that has steadily grown in the affections of millions of American homes since the first introduction, long, long ago. , Its unexcelled flavor, perfect pun tv and uniform quality; its absolute cleanliness and neat apoearanee, have endeared it to the hearts of the people. Good grocers will tell you this, but those who drink coffee ought to know much more about quality than they who simply sell it. , Insist on Lion Coffee, buy no loose cot fee (in bulk)—you don’t know what you get. How can your grocer? His Opinion. Dr. Pills—See that squeezed-in . waist? That’s what they call an hour-glass girl. Dr. Bills—Hour-glass girl, eh? “Yes. What do you think of her? “Well, if she keeps up that sort of lacing I should say her sands of life will not be long in running out.”—Louisville Courier Journal. II STRICT CONFIDENCE. Women Obtain Mrs. Pinkham’s Advice and Help. She Has Guided Thousands to Health.— How Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com* pound Cured Mrs. Fred Seydel. I It is a great ^ satisfaction for a P woman to feel that ® she can write to another telling her the most private and confidential details about her illness, and know that her letter will be seen by a wo man only, a w'o man full of sym pathy for her sick sisters, and HDUvti ill i, a w uuiau more experience in treating female ills tlian any living person. Over one hundred thousand cases of female diseases come before Mrs. Pink ham every year, some personally, others by mail, and this has been go ing on for twenty years, day after day. Surely women are wise in seeking advice fiom a woman of such experi ence, especially when it is absolutely free. Mrs. Piukham never violates the con fidence of women, and every testimo nial letter published is done so with the written consent or request of the writer, in order that other sick woman may be benefited as they have been. Mrs. Fred Seydel, of 412 Nprth 54th Street, West Philadelphia, Pa., writes: Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— *‘ Over a year ago I wrote you a letter aski n g advice, as I ha/1 female ills and could not carry a child to maturity. I received your kind' letter of instructions and followed your advice. I am not only a well woman in cota sequenee, but have a beautiful baby girl. I wish every suffering woman in the land would write you for advice, as you have done so much for me.” Just as surely as Mrs. Seydel was cured, will Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound cure every woman suffering from any 'form bf female ills. No other medicine in all the world has such a record of cures of female troubles as has Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. Therefore no prudent woman will accept any snbsti *» tute which a druggist may offer. If you are sick, write Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass., for special advice. It is free and always helpful. WASHINGTON LETTER CHARLES BONAPARTE NOT OF ARISTOCRATIC TENDENCIES. DECLARATION OF MR. LOEB WTiat Impressed Admiral Dewey in Russo-Japanese Conflict — Sen ator Hale, of Maine, Is Differently Taught. ASHINGTON.— HERE may be some “little Amer icans’’ who will criticise the ap pointment of Charles J. Bona parte to be secre tary of the navy on the ground that he is of royal blood. He is agrand nephew of the great Napoleon Bonaparte and a grandson of Jerome Bonaparte, whom Napoleon made king of Westphalia. This is a great chance for the anti-im perialists. They will doubtless point to the selection of a grandson of a king as sure proof of the imperialistic ten dencies of Theodore Roosevelt. And Theodore Roosevelt will just laugh. So will Charles J. Bonaparte, who, though an aristocrat, is a democrat in principle and practice. Mr. Bonaparte does not rest ms claim to fame upon his family. He has made his own reputation, and if the truth were told, he is probably not proud of his roy al ancestors. His grandfather, Jerome Bonaparte, was under the thumb of Na poleon, and at the latter’s command was divorced from his American wife, the beautiful Elizabeth Patterson, of Bal timore. Mrs. Bonaparte, it is said, lies buried in a Baltimore cemetery under a stone marked “Elizabeth Patterson.’’ She had one son, whom she named Je rome, and the latter had two sons, Je rome and Charles Joseph, the latter be ing the new secretary of the navy. Charles Joseph’s brother inherited roy al tendencies. He did not become an American citizen, but had an ambition to regain the French throne. He be came a soldier in the French army and was known as Prince Napoleon. Charles Joseph, however, is an American in thought and feeling, and is a lawyer of great ability. Secretary to the President. MONG the cabinet rumors that have been circulated re cently is one to the effect that Secre tary to the Presi dent Loeb is to fol low in the foot steps of Col. La mont and Mr. Cor telyou and reach a seat in the cabinet. This rumor has not affected Mr. Loeb, who is an imper turbable gentleman, not easily fooled and who would not be likely to confirm the rumor by even so much as a nod, even if it were true. “Do you enjoy the office of secretary to the president?” he was asked the oth er day when the cabinet rumor was first circulated. “I like it best of anything I ever did,” was his reply. “It is the center of things. I would not trade it for any other job under the government.” “Not for, a cabinet office?” “No.” / Mr. Loeb is a hard worker, and says that he has no time to consider the sto ries that have been put into circulation. He entered life with the idea of work ing, and he has had plenty of oppor tunity to indulge his ambition. He picked out as his profession that of stenography, which involves plenty of activity. When he decided to become a stenographer, he also made up his mint! that he would be one of the best in the country. That he succeeded in his determination is evidenced by the fact that he became one of the official steographers of the New York legisla ture at Albany. Increase in the Navy. DMLRAL DEWEY and the general board of the navy department of which he is the head, with Presi dent Roosevelt and the secretary of the navy, an^l the offi cials of the navi gation bureau will form a formidable body to appeal to congress at the next session for increases In the navy, particularly in the line of building battleships. These distinguished officials declare that one lesson above all others that has been taught by the battle of the Sea of japan is the necessity of the battleship in the modern navy. Admiral Dewey has al ways contended that these big men of war constitute the supreme factor In natal operations. Probably no naval officer in the world watched with more intense interest the movements of the Russian and’Jap anese fleets or studied more closely the performance of the vessels in those fleets in the engagements at Port Arthru and in the Korean straits than did Ad miral Dewey. Since his great victory in Manila bay, seven years ago, the ad miral has been absolutely convinced of the superiority of the battleship, and he now declares that the virtual annihi lation of the Russian fleet in the Korean straits was accomplished by the gun fire and masterly maneuvering of Ad miral Togo’s battleships. The reported exploits of the torpedo boats the ad miral claims were only rendered possi ble by the fact that the battleships had crippled the big vessels of the Russian navy and left them at the mercy of the little torpedo boats. Against More Battlesips. HERE is one man who can be de pended upon to contest the admin istration's battle ship policy, and that is Senator Hale, of Maine, chairman of the senate committee on naval affairs. Mr. Hale is con scious and honest in his contention that naval develop ment is too uncer tain to warrant the government putting so many millions into one type of ves sel. A battleship fully armored and equipped represents an expenditure of over $7,000,000. Mr. Hale contends that this expensive floating arsenal is at the mercy of a torpedo boat costing three quarters of a million dollars. He, too, is likely to draw lessons from the Rus sian-Japanese war, but on the side of the smaller vessel and in favor of going slow in building big vessels until it is absolutely demonstrated that they are the dominent factors in a modern navy. Senator Hale has never been in thor ough accord with the enthusiasm of Mr. X VOH tile CUUJCLl Ui tuc ua. » J . It is well. remembered that before the breaking out of the Spanish war Mr. Roosevelt, as assistant secretary of the navy, had the foresight to prepare for that war. Admiral Dewey freely and frankly gives him the credit of making it possible for the United States ves sels to annihilate the Spaniards in the Bay of Manila. This he did by ordering supplies of ammunition and coal to Dewey's fleet in the orient so that when war was declared that fleet was in con dition to leave neutral ports and seek the enemy. Secretary of. the Navy Long was ab sent about this time, and Senator Hale, in nosing about the departments, learned what Mr. Roosevelt, as acting secretary, was doing. He learned that Mr. Roosevelt expected a war with Spain, and was so startled that he rushed over to the white house and secured an audience with President McKinley, to whom he declared: “For goodness sake call Long back. That crazy man over in the department will get us into war with Spain.” Attracting Men to the Army. US Mur fOI/NS nen xtivi i omcers are ao ing what they can to make it more at tractive for young men to enlist in the army. The vari ous recruiting sta tions are being renovated and at the barracks throughout the country improve ments are recom mended that will be for the comfort and pleasure of the men. One recom mendation is that a band be established at each recruiting depot. Army officers declare that the influence of music will add much to the military spirit of the new soldier. It has further been recomniended that barbers be furnished at government ex pense, to be paid out of the company or general mess fund. There has been some talk of requiring soldiers who were barbers to act in that capacity at army posts, but it is probable that they would object to doing so unless they received extra compensation. It is pointed out that they could make more money at their trade outside the army. A new post exchange building at the garrison at Port Ontario will be a model for the type of such buildings to be adopted at army posts throughout the country. This post exchange building will be ■built of brick and will be paid for out of the appropriation for army public buildings of the current fiscal year. It will have a gymnasium fitted with all modern appliances for athletic work; a large public hall, where the entertain ments of the enlisted-men can be held, including their dances; a reading room, where will be kept the weekly and monthly periodicals, together with a small library; lockers where the men will keep their gympasium clothing; bowling alleys and an administration room, where the officers in charge will have their desks. If this building seems to meet all the wants of the enlisted men it will be duplicated at other posts and army life will be made as attractive as is comportable with discipline and strict discharge of duties. Ancient Egypt Knew the Virtues of tho “King of Foods.” Since the earliest annals of Old Egypt, wheat has been recognized as the king of foods. It has held its sway down to the [ present day, notwithstanding the fact that in many forms of making wheat into food products, some of the best elements are lost. Bread has been aptly termed, “the staff of life,” as it alone of known foods has all the elements, that are needed to sustain life. Egg-O-See contains all the best; elements of wheat in a far more | healthful and delicious form than any bread, crackers or ordinary wheat foods. In addition to the best whole wheat delicately flaked j and crushed, it is made still more j digestible by the addition of refined ! diastase, the highest grade of malt. Ther§ are no premiums or gifts in the Egg-O-See package; noth ing but full measure of the highest grade of cereal food in the world. A large package at any grocery THE EGG-O-SEE CD. Quincy, III. It’s true that morality has nothing to do with art, but the people who insist on this most strongly overlook the fact that immorality has nothing to do with it, either.—Life. We may be able to assist you in deciding. There are any number of desirable trips—cheap too—which you can make this summer to the Mountains of Colorado, the Lakes of Michigan and 'Wisconsin or to the Portland Exposition. Let ns send yon rates and particulars. Free. GEORGE MORTON ft,P. and T. A. kl. K. ft T. Ry.. ST. LOUIS, lift. FOR F«*T TIME TIKE "THE MTT FLYER.'’ To LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE concernin Address, GERM AN KA El WORKS, S3 Nm Street, N. T., or »»-H Booth Broad Street, Atlanta, S FERTILIZERS El WORKS, S3 Nassau PATENTS 4S-page book FITZGERALD A CO.. Box K. Washington, highest. reference^ READERS or THIS PAPER DESIRING TO BUY ANYTHING ADVERTISED IN ITS COLUMNS SHOULD INSIST UPON HAVING WHAT THEY ASK FOR, REFUSING AI.r. SUBSTITUTES OB IMITATIONS. - -— PESO'S CURE FOR CURES WHtRE ALL ELSE FAILS. „ Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use In time. Sold by druggists._ CONSUMPTION I A. N.K.-F 2080 , TheFirs$t£tep TWICE AS MANY GOOD REASONS AS YOU EXPECTED when the baby first came why you should watch the 'Tittle ali ments.’’ Livtl6 things grow to big things in the baby’s life. All baby ailments, little and big, can be averted by keeping it in PERFECT HEALTH WITH Dr Me Gee's Baby Elixir It keeps the storr ach and ' Dowels right. Takes all the l danger away from teething 4 time. Makes LEAN babies fat and SICK babies well. Pleasant to take. Good for delicate women with sick stomachs. 25 cents and 50 cents bottle at your drug gists. Avoid all substitutes. Mayfield Medicine Manufacturing Co., (Not Incorporated) ■T.I.O’tTIS. MO, 1 Truths that Strike Home Tour grocer is honest and—if he cares to do so can tell you that he knows very little about the bulk conee he sells you. How can he know, where it originally came from, how it was blended—or With What —or when roasted? If you buy your coffee loose by the pound, how can you expect purity and uniform quality t LION COFFEE, PLEADER OF ALL PACKAGE COFFEES, Is of necessity uniform In quality, strength and flavor. For OVEK A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, LION COFFEE hac been tbe standard coffee in unirnm of homes. LION COFFEE lacarefully pMked at our tactorlea, and until opened In your borne, bu no cnance oi oewg «uu* terated. or ol coming In contact wltb dust, dirt, germs, or unclean bands. In each package of UON COFFEE you get on® full pound Of TPuxe Coffee. Insist upon getting the genuine. (Lion head on every package.) (Save the Lion-heada for valuable premiums.) _ SOLD BY GROCERS EVERYWHERE WOOLSON SPICE CO., Toledo, Ohio.