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young women what to do to avoid pain and suffering caused by female troubles. “ I can conscientiously recommend Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound to those of my sisters suffering w-ith female weakness and the troubles which so often befall women. I suffered for mouths with general weakness and felt so weary that I had hard work to keep up. I had shooting pains and was utterly miserable. In my distress I was ad vised to use Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, and it was & red letter day to me when I took the first dose, for at that time my restora tion began. In six weeks I w-as a changed woman, perfectly well in every respect. I felt so elated and happy that I want all w-omen w-ho suffer to get well as I did.” —Miss Gun. A. Gannon, 359 Jones St., Detroit, Corresponding Sec’y Mich. Amateur Art Association. SSOOO forfeit if original of above letter proving genuineness cannot be produced. It is clearly shown in this young lady’s letter that Lydia E. Pinkliam’s Vegetable Compound will surely cure the sufferings of women; and when one considers that Miss Gannon’s letter is only one of hundreds w-hich we have, the great virtue of Mrs. Pinkham’s medi cine must be admitted by all. Little, Rut Terrible. It will as-tonish the victims of the grip to learn that the bacillus of that dread disease is only one-sixteen-thousandth of an inch in length and about one-eighty thousandth of an. inch in width. The gen eral impression during the prevaling eni demic has been that the bacillus must no of at least the size of a sea serpent.—St. Louis Republic. What Uncle lleuben Snysi It was Deacon White, of our church, who was gwine to sell , has mewl an’ send de price to de benighted heathen of Africa, but he was saved de trubble by some be nighted heathen of America stealin' de ani mal an’ a wheelbarrer to boot. —Detroit Tree Press. Even With Him.—Mr. Flirty (taunting ly)—“l saw Mrs Berryman on the otreet to-day. She looked charming in her mourning gown.” Mrs. Flirty (sarcastic ally)—“lndeed! It’s a pity we all can’t be widows.” —Detroit Free Press. 'Always look for this Trade Mark* “The Klean, Kool Kitchen Kind.” The Stoves without smoke, ashes or heat. Make com fortable cooking. “Funny thing about self-made men.” “What’s that?” “They never have daughters who care for eelf-made dresses.” —Philadelphia Press. I find nonsense singularly refreshing/ Talleyrand. I The old, invariable virtue of p! St Jacobs Oil X makes it the king cure for X I Sprains I f and | I Bruises I x Price, 25c. and 50c. | " “thTbeSt PONMEL SLICKER IN THP WORLD Like nil our waterproof coats, ouito and hats all Kindi of wet work, i often imitated but FOR SALE. BrALL , hUrkoTv^lfow Reliable DEALER*. ,n black or yellow trirK to thp> and fully Guaranteed by < AJ TOWER CO, TOWER CANADIAN CO, BILL ARP’S LETTER Gives the Young People Pointers Concerning Correspondence. •*> Bothered Again with the Chain-I/et ter Business—Helped liaise- Funds to Murk Confederate Graves ut Fredericksburg. Kind friends, please forbear. Iknow that the time for compositions and de bates and essays is near at hand, but I am sick and* cannot help you this spring-. 1 am neak and don’t want to strain my mind. I haven’t been out of the house but twice in three months. My wife and the doctor watch me and won’t let me go. A few weeks ago I slipped off to my daughter's one pleasant evening and had to be hauled back in a buggy, for it is uphill to my house, and 1 was weaker than I thought. You see, I had a sunstroke last June and have never re covered from it. Every night, if the weather is bad, 1 have to get up about midnight and sit by the fire and cough for an hour or two. But 1 can answer letters, and have from a dozen to a score every day. It pleases me to an swer the'letters of the young folks, for many of them need help. I know that! did w hen 1 was away off at school. My father was an old school teacher, and knew- how to help me. lie wrote near-, ly all of my junior orator’s speech, and 1 got credit for it, though I only crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s and put my name to the end of it. But there are hundreds of boys and girls w ho have no help, and I am sorry for them, and so for many years past I have tried to help them. Some of them just want help a little, a few- ideas, but others want the whole thing. In fact, one boy asked me to write him two, so that he could take choice. Most of them for get to enclose a stamp, and my postage account got to be such a burden that, as Kip Van Winkle said: “1 swore off” and quit answering such letters. It is bad manners to write to a man on busi ness that does not concern him and ex pect him to pay the return postage. 1 receive many long manuscripts with request to read and criticise and return and tell where to have published and what the writer will probably- get paid for them. I have two on hand, just re ceivedI—no 1 —no stamps enclosedI—one 1 —one is a grammatical curiosity. Hardly a line that does not contain bad grammar or a misspelled word. It takes nearly half a line for the word “spectacles” and it has 14 letters in it. The word angel is spelled angle, and yet the writer ex pects to get paid for the story. The other manuscript is an inquiry into the race problem —no stamps —and it contains 17 questions for me to an swer. Another long letter on foolscap writes of the good l old times, and says in conclusion that if I will answer it he will write me again and put his name to the next letter. There is no name to this. He is an Irishman, I reckon. One other request 1 wish to make about let ters. Please place your post office ad dress plainly at the top and your name plainly at the bottom. Many a time 1 have passed a letter all around the fam ily- trying to decipher the signature. Sometimes I have cut the signature off and pasted it on the back of the reply, thinking that probably the postmaster at the writer’s home would recognize it. If the post office address is omitted and the postmark on the envelope is blurred, as it frequently is, it is impos sible to know- where a reply should be sent, and if I guess at it and guess wrong it goes to the dead letter office. Now, you young people must not forget these little things, for they are im portant, especially the stamps. Some times we literary men are greatly per plexed to know what to do with some letters. One more request. I>o not write to me at Atlanta. I do not li'e there. My home is in Cartersville, and 1 thought that everybody knew it by FIRE HUNTING FOR DUCKS. One Method by Wih.lch Southern Pot Hunters Ivlll the Fowl by ■Wholesale. Migration having thinned out the ducks pretty well along the gulf coast, the fire-hunters will put up their guns and wait for another season, but they had a good time at their peculiar sport while it lasted and made money. This way of killing ducks is simplicity it self, but owing to the conditions there is entirely successful, says the New York Sun. The fire hunters first locate a roost, which is an easy thing to do, by watch ing where the flocks pitch at sundown. Ducks if undisturbed will continue to roost on the same piece of water all through the season. Having found the roost, the hunters get their boat, which is a large skiff having a wooden platform built across its bows, a platform about a yard square. On this platform they put clay to the depth of three inches, mak ing of it an open fireplace. Then they take the oars and start a little before dark. .Probably they have a row' of five miles and are in no hurry. They in tend to reach the roost about 10 o’clock, when the ducks have become settled for the night. Three men are in the boat, two rowing and one steer ing, and when the time comes they will Ail use their gun*. this time. I hare been living here over 20 years. ✓ And now let me ask the good char itable ladies who seek to do some thing for some good cause to send no more endless chain letters to me. They are a nuisance and have an noyed me greatly. I thought that when that common cheat and swin dler, Joel Smith, of Montieello, Fla., was broken up and arrested the endless chain business had stopped, but of late it has revived and 1 re*- ceived three last week. One of them started in Canada for a so-called mis sionary work and got all the way dow,n to Louisiana and from there to me, wanting me to copy two let ters and send ten cents in Christ’s name, and under no circumstances to break the chain. Well, 1 broke it and shall break every one that/comea to me, and shall burn the letters, for they never contain any return postage. Some years ago the good ladies of Fredericksburg, Va., wrote to me, saying they wanted about S3OO or S4OO to place headstones to the graves of 200 Georgia soldiers who were buried there. I made an earn est appeal to our people and asked for a dollar from each good man or woman, and I raised S3OO in three weeks. Adjt. Gen. Phil Byrd sent me two dollars all the way from New Bruns wick. 1 bought the marble, all let tered nicely, from the northern man who owns the w.orks at Marietta — bought them at one dollar each, which was less than the cost, for the company said they helped to put our boys there and they ought to help mark their graves. The rail roads shipped them free. There was no endless chain in that business. Three thousand neglected confederate graves at Marietta! Our boys, our dead, buried on our soil, died in de fense of their homes, their state, their people. On the other side of the railroad are about as many who were trespassers on our soil van dals who came as invaders with arms and torches, and their graves are adorned with gravel walks and flow ers and evergreens, and there is a grand entrance to their city of the dead, all done by the national gov ernment, and a keeper employed. And yet it is now settled we were right and they were wrong. Oh, lib erty and union! \yhat crimes have been committed in thy name. But Secretary Root seems to be a good man and is going to help us make up the roster, the muster roll of our living and our dead. Maybe he will get a little closer to us and help the Marietta women to make their confederate graveyard just as elegant and ornamental as the one on the other side. Why not try him? Dead soldiers are not enemies to each other, and if theirs could speak may be they would say: “Give us your hand, brother.” Is it not about time for our women to make an appeal to the government for aid in this patriotic work? Not only for Mari etta, but wherever our soldiers are buried. Marietta has many north ern visitors who spend their winters there, and it seems to me if they brought along a heart and a soul with them, they would go to these ladies and say: “Here are $lO. Please mark ten of those graves for me.” But 1 reckon most of them just bring their bodies and leave their hearts at home. Why not do as our' Mr. Granger did? Just as soon as our ladies started a move to build a monument to Gen. Young and our Bartow he roes, he was the first to ask the privi lege of subscribing $25 to the cause. Ife has gotten it all back already in our good will and gratitude. He brought his heart with him when he moved down here and his wife brought her whole soul. She is al ways doing something for somebody. —Bill Arp, in Atlanta Constitution. When a roost is approached no speed is made. The men row softly until they come within shot. A final stroke is given and then they take up*the guns. The ducks have all been awakened by the light, but they make no effort to fly, being loathe to take wing into the dark night. At 30 yards’ distance the right barrels of three guns are fired and then they get up. The shot from the left barrels rip through them when they are ten feet above the wa ter in an almost solid mass. They dart away into the night, find ing shelter elsewhere and the men kill the cripples and pick up the dead. The destruction from this kind of battery is terrific. Sometimes 150 to 200 ducka are killed by the three guns. Getting it is little trouble and the fire platform is a favorite device of southern pot, hunters. They run the risk of being taken and thrown into jail, because fire-hunting wild fowl is against the law, but there is a tremen dous stretch of coast and few officers, so the risk is not great. This hunting is done only on dark and moderately still nights. Thetorcn is not effective in moonlight and noth ing can be done if there is a storm, so altogether the fire hunter cannot go out oftener than five nights in a month. When a roost has been dis*- turbed by a torch and guns anew V>ne must be found, as the ducks will not often return to the ok* one. CONGRESSMAN WILBER SAYS [To The Pc-ru-na Medicine Cos., of Columbus, o.] “ Pe=ru=na is For It.” Congressman D. F. Wilber, of Oneonta, N. Y., writes: The Pcruna Medicine Cos., Columbus , Ohio: Gentlemen— ** Persuaded by a friend I have tried your remedy and / have almost fully recovered after the use of a few bottles, lam fully convinced that Peruna is all you claim for it, and I cheerfully recommend your medicine to all who are afflicted with catarrhal trouble, David F, Wilber, Peru-na a Preventive and Cure for Colds. Mr. C. F. Given, Sussex, N. 8., Vice President of “The Pastime Boating Club,” writes: “Whenever the cold weather sets in I have for years past been very sure to catch a severe cold which was hard to throw off, and which would leave after effects on my constitution the most of the winter. “Last winter I was advised to try Peruna, and within five days the cold was broken up and in five days more I was a well man. I recommended it to several of my friends and all speak the highest praise for it. There is nothing like Peruna for catarrhal afflictions, it Is well nigh in fallible as a cure, and I gladly endorse it. C. F. Given. A. Prominent Singer Saved From Lou of Voice. Mr. Julian Weisslitz, 175 Seneca street, Buffalo. N. Y., is corresponding secretary of The Sangerlust, of New York; is the leading second bass of the Sangerlust. the largest German singing society of New York and also the eldest. Gerald. —“Will nothing move you?' Geraldine. —“You talk to me as if I were an automobile.” —Town Topics. the blood take |||k Jl Prickly Ash Bitters JPjT' three or four times a S BBfc week during the Spring JH g months. It will in sure health in Wf M ■#. UNION MADE \v W. L Douglas makes and sells mors men's Goodyear Welt (Hand- Sowed Process) shoes than any other manufacturer In the world. $25,000 REWARD will be paid to anyone who wgl can disprove this statement. J Because W. L. Douglas pk isthe largest manufacturer he cAn buy .cheaper and %jj (>roduce his shoes at a fy owes cost than other con- | cems, which enables him to sell shoes for $3.60 and 1 83.00 equal in every way to those sold else- .• where for $4 and $5.00. The Douglas secret pro- /mn>/Au cess of tanning: the bottom soles produces abso lutely pure leather; more flexible and will wear longer than any other tannage in the world. The sales have more than doubled the past four yeartf, which proves its superiority, why not give W. Ij. Douglas shoes atrial and save money, Notice Increase /1899 Sales: 8*,203,888,81 iußusinei: t. 1902 Sales: 85,084,840,00 A gain of 8a0,4R0.'70 in Four Years. W. L. DOUGLAS $4.00 GILT EDGE LINE, Worth $6.00 Compared with Other Makes. The best imported and American leathers, Heyl’e Patent Calf. Enamel, Box Calf. Calf, Vicl Kid. Corona Colt, and National Kangaroo. Fast Color Eyelets. Poirtlnn ■ The genuine have W. D. DOTTODAS wdUllOll ■ name and price stamped on bottom. Shots by mail, 25c. extra. Ulus. Catalog free. W, L.OOVGLAS. BBOCKTOST. MASS. In 1899 The Sangerlust celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a large cele bration in New York City. The follow-* ing is his testimony: •‘About two years ago I caught a severe cold while traveling and which settled into catarrh of the bronchial tubes, and so affected my voice that I was obliged to cancel my engagements. In distress I was advised to try Peruna, and although I had never used a patent medicine before, I sent for a bottle. “Words but illy describe my surprise to find that within a few r days I was greatly relieved, and within three weeks I was entirely recovered. lam never without it now, and take an oc casional dose when I feel run down.” — Julian Weisslitz. If you do not derive prompt and sat isfactory results from the use of Pe runa write at once to Dr. Hartman, giv ing a full statement of your case and he will be pleased to give you his valu able advice gratis. 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