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SThe Lower Coast Cazette.
First Authentic Account of the Arctic
Explorer's Expedition, by Himself.
Gives Brief Summary of Progress To and From
Frozen North---Explanation of Condensed
Dispatch By Well-Known Scientist.
The following preliminary account
by Commander Peary of his success
ful voyage to the nort'" pole was is
sued on September 8 by the New York
Times Company at the request of Com
mander Peary and for his protection,
as a book only, copyrighted and ex
posed for sale before any part of it
was reproduced by any newspaper in
the United States or Europe, in order
to obtain the full protection of the
copyright laws. The reproduction of
this account, in any form, without per.
mission, is forbidden. The penalties
for violation of this form of copyright
include imprisonment for any person
aiding or abetting such violation.
Copyright, 1909, by the New York
Times Company.
Report on the Discovery of the North
Pole by Robert E. Peary, Com
mander U. S. N., Copyright, 1909,
by Charles R. Miller, as Vice-Pres
ident of the New York Times Com
Battle Harbor, Labrador, via Wire
less, Cape Ray, N. F.-As it may be
rft possible to get my full story through
n time. partly as a prelude which
may stimulate interest and partly to
forestall possible leaks, I am sending
you a brief summary of my voyage to
the north pole, which is to be printed
exactly as written.
Summary of Expedition.
Summary of north polar expedition
of the l'eary Arctic club: The steam
er Roosevelt left New York on July 6,
1908; left Sydney on .July 17; arrived
: Cape York, (reeJl;ar;, August 1;
left Etah, Greenland, August 8; ar- j
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rived Cape Sheridan, at Grant Land,
September 1; wintered at Cape Sheri
The sledge expedition left the
Roosevelt February 15, 1909, and
started for the north. Arrived at Cape
Columbia on March 1; passed British
record, March 2; delay by open wa
ter, March 2 and 3; held up by open
water,' March 4 to 11; crossed the
eighty-fourth parallel, March 11; en
countered open lead, March 15;
crossed eighty-fifth parallel, March 18;
crossed eighty-sixth parallel, March
23; encountered open lead, March 23;
passed Norwegian record, March 23;
passed Italian record, March 24; en
countered open lead, March 26;
grossed eighty-seventh parallel, March
27; passed American record, March
28; encountered open lead, March 28;
held up by open water, March 29;
crossed eighty-eighth parallel, April 2;
crossed eighty-ninth parallel, April 4;
French Scientist Predicts All Kinds
of Misfortune in the Not Dis
tant Future.
In a recent number of "I'Illustra
tion" Abbe Th. Moreux depicts the
future of our earth as a ghastly spec
tacle. He assumes that earthquakes
have cau=ed its surface to contract in
such a fashion that in course of time
it Will take a shape of pyramidal
north pole, April i6.
All returninrg left north pole April
7. re~ched C('ape Columbia April 2:3. ar
riving on board Roosevelt April 27.
The Roosevelt left Cape Sheridan
July 18; passed Cape Sabine August
8; left ('ape York August :.6; arrived
at Indian Harbor with all members of
expedition returning in good health
except Prof. Ross G. Marvin, drowned
April 10, when 45 miles north of ('ape
Columbia, returning from 86 degrees
north latitude in commnand of the sup
porting party.
By Cyrus C. Adams.
[Member of American Geographical
[Copyright: 1909: By New York
New York.-The foregoing dispatch,
though c(ondensed, tells clearly the
leading facts in the story, not only
of Peary's journey to the north pole,
but also of a remarkably fast sledge
trip over the ice of the openl polar
The dispatch says that the Roose
velt passed the winter of 1908-1909 at
('ape Sheridan, on the coast of Grant
Land. The vessel had threaded the
comparatively narrow channels, sev
eral hundreds of miles in length, lead
ing from Cape Sabine to the Arctic
Conditions Were Favorable.
This journey is apt to be difficult
and sometimes impossible, but the
conditions were evidently favorable.
The ship that disappeared in the fog
while the crew of 'Pe1-y'2 auxiliary
steamer Erik were watching its depar
ture from Etah made a good passage
through the long channels, and ar
rived safely on the shores of the sea,
where the explorer was to start on hit
sledges for the north pole.
But at Cape Sheridan Peary was not
as far west as he probably had hoped
to be. He had announced his inten
tion, in the previous year, of making
his sledge route to the pole along
some meridian much further to the
west of his route in 1906, when he
made the highest north attained up
to that time-87 d. 6 m.
Impeded by Drift of Ice.
On that occasion he was greatly im
peded by the rapid drift of the ice to
the east which a little retarded his
progress north, and worse still, car
ried him so far to the east that he
had to make his landing on the coast
of North Greenland, many days' march
from the Roosevelt, his base of sup
form, with four faces and three sum
mits or peaks. The faces are the
great ocean basins, those of the At
lantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, and
one-in the Arctic circle. He places
the peaks in Canada, the Baltic and
According to the Abbe, earthquake
shocks number about 30,000 a year.
They seem to occur with some regu
larity, being more numerous in winter
than in spring, and more frequently
happen at night than by day. As vol
canic and earthquake shocks indicate
i i
How the News Reached the World.
On his expedition of 1905-06 he tried
hard to force the Roosevelt a good dis
tance to the west of C('ape Sheridan,
but the ice baffled him. For one rea
son or another on the edge of the are
tic winter last year he did not or
could not take his vessel along the
northern coast of Grant Land to the
west of ('ape Sheridan, and so It spent
last winter not so far from its old
berth in the ice in the winter ot
i 9)5-6.
The sledge expedition left the Roose.
welt on February 15, while it was still
practically dark in that latitude. The
sun scarcely begins to peer above the
hills for a few minutes a day, even
severai hundred miles to the south ol
the coast where the Roosevelt was
wintering. It comes into view a little
later in that more northern latitude
and the party made slow time to the
west as it felt its way along.
Coast Difficult to Travel.
The northern Grant Land coast iE
likely to be exceedingly difficult to tra
verse, especially in the early spring,
on account of the masses of sea ice
that have been pressed on the shore
or broken into great blocks and
stranded along the sea edge.
It is no wonder that it took the
party 15 days to travel westward as
fas as Cape Columbia. It is likely.
however, that Commander Peary suc
ceeded, before winter set in, in cache.
ing supplies to the westward so as tc
accelerate a little the westward
movement of the sledge party before
it struck out northward over the sea.
Peary's summary seems to show
that he was a little over 35 days on
the journey from the land to the
north pole. In this time he was de
layed about 14 days by water leads,
leaving a little more than three weeks
for the actual sledging work.
We may get a good idea of the
average rate of travel by taking' the
first sea and the north pole records.
He passed the British record on
March 2 and reached the pole on
April 6. The distance between them
is 460 statute miles, and the time in
making the journey was 34 days, in
cluding the time of detention by wa
ter leads. This is an average of lit.
tle less than 12 miles a day, which
is the best record ever attained foe
long route sledging on the open polar
Records of Other Explorers.
The Italian, Cagni, of the duke of
the Abruzzi expedition, who made the
highest record till Peary beat it in
1906, made an average of only about
seven miles a day on his great Jouinr
ney, and in ten days, on account of
deep snow, they covered only 43 l.
miles to the north of their ship.
Cagni expressed the wish before hc
started that he might make ten miles
a day, but said he knew this was im
Peary has not only reached the pole
but he has attained it at an earlie
date in the year than any of the othei
high records in the arctic have been
made. He was at the pole one day
earlier In the year than Nansea
reached 86 degrees and five minutes
19 days earlier than Cagni reached 86
degrees 34 minutes.
This is significant of the surpass
ing achievement in sledge work thai
Peary has accomplished, because all
such endeavor is necessarily limited
on one side, as far as sea journeys
are concerned, by the time of sunrise
the internal heat of the earth, and as
terrestrial electricity is due to the
sun, the abbe concludes that the earth
is at the mercy of the rgreat orb o0
day. According to his theory the out.
look is anything but bright for our
planet. Fearful earthquake throes
will cause upheavals and disasters,
With regret the abbe predicts thati
la belle France will suffer greatly, as
it lies directly in the track of likely
disturbance and will practically disap
pear, while the British Isles will be
obliterateed from the face of the eartl
To Fight the Ants the Gardener Must
Provide Feed for Them and Give
the Seeds Planted Time to Get
Root--Valuable Information Con
tained in Official Report.
Baton |toug,,.--A velry in¢(.rew, itt i
bulletin on the (coimloi(O insects in-l
jurious It) truck rtlo).s has been is
sued by th., state crop post coiltlis
sion, written by \Wilmon Newelt and
Arthur 11. Rosenfeld, anid dealing ex
Iensively with he different pests that
attack the crops. There is a very
interesting dtescrilp,ioi of the "A goen
tine Ant," which has caused a great
:hal of annoyance to the housekeep
,trs of New Orleans, Iaton 0 ouge andl
3itllc southern1 citi'es. On this pest
the bulletlin says:
"TheI small dark brown ant, so) col
on inII New Orleans, Dillon Roulge
and other southern iLouisiana and
Mississippi towlns, knownl as the Ar
gentine or 'New Orleans' ant, is of
'enltillles a cause of conlsidtle; tble aln
tioyalncce to gardeners. The worlkes
have a most aggravaiing habit of dig
tig up lettuce s(eed as soon as it is
sown antld carryinig it away\t to their
iests. The writer's have tried, wihi
lut. succ(ess, heavy alplicat ions of
litle, sulphur and toblacco dust, rn
spel'cively, on the leatutce beds after
being sown. The ants pay little at
teni!tion to these sul stlancet-s and billr
row thlrough them to get the let t icte
seed aiithost as readily as thliroIgll
soft cart It. On the groundll:; of tIll,
:'perii ntlll station at Ilatolll l ouige it
has been found that the ants are as
[onid of (ol'r nuIeaI as of 1Ittt rce seed,
intl if corn meal is sifted libterally
ivtr the beds wh.n the seed is l)plant
'd the ants will engage themiselves
in carrying this away. If sufficient
aft the meal is liut outi the seed will
have grininated by tlhe tilute the ants
finish ilihe self-appointed task of re
movinig the meal and by that time
the young plants will be sale from
!heir attack.
"To light the n' s with any degree
)f success the gardener must know
something of their life history. The
ants live in colonies, these colonies
establishing themselves in the earth,
in decaying wood, in rubbish, under
boards and fences, and a variety of
places. In each colony there are two,
and sometimes three, different kinds
of individuals. The most abundant
individuals are the workers, which
construct the galleries, feed the
young and forage over the adjacent
territory for food with which to sup
ply the main colony. The workers
are the ones which are guilty of get
tins into sugar, syrup, honey, lard
snd other foodstuffs.
In each colony there is at least one
lueen, and in large colonies any num
ber of queens. The queen has but
one function, and that is to deposit
the minute white eggs which hatch
into little footless larvae or 'grubs.'
The males appear in the spring of
the year. They are comparatively
large winged creatures, andi disappear
by the middle of June."
Baton Rouge Wants Battleship.
Baton Rouge.-Baton Rouge is anx
ious to have one of the battleships
that are to be sent by ihe navy de
partment to New Orleans during the
\Waterways convention come to Ba
ton Rouge. The Mississippi is now
at an unusually low stage, but the
claim of Baton Rouge has always
been that it was the head of deep
navigation on the Mississippi during
all seasons of the year, and that while
the battleship Mississippi might go
hundreds of miles above here during
high water, it could come to Baton
Rouge during the low water stage.
The Carolina, Montana, New York
and possibly the Mississippi will greet
President Taft in New Orleaus on
October 30. Baton Rouge wants at
least one of these vessels to meet the
preskident here and escort the presi
dential fleet from here to New Or
Good Roads Plans Progress.
Baton Rouge.-One of the most en
thusiastic good roads gatherings since
the campaign for them began was
held in Gonzales, Ascension parish,
and was followed by an "overflow
meeting" held in Donaldsonville. It
was for the purpose of bringing inter
est to a head on the Baton Rouge
New Orleans model road project, now
assured. Ascension parish contribut
ed heavily to the individual subscrip.
tion list at both meetings, and the
police jury will pledge the parish to
its official part. Work on the two
great highways, one on he east bank
and one on the west bank, will begin
within the next six weeks.
Fleeing Convict Captured.
Alexandria.-The negro giving his
name as Newton Fields, who was ar
rested here on the supposition that
he was Lonzy Bradley, an escaped
convict from the penitentiary at Lit
tle Rock, acknowleded while being
photographed that he was the man
wanted. He said that he was sent
up from Miller county, Ark., June,
1906, for burglary and larceny to
serve a term of five yea:rs, and that
after serviig thirteen months he es
Hot Fight is On in De Soto P:rm
Manstield.--Thle m1):t1 ilmportant
busihlss to (, considered by thi, lo
lice jury is the location of ,he model
road through l)e Solo parish, which
is to be built jointly by the parisihs,
of C'ahlo and Ie Soto from .lanstiield
to Shrevcpolr,. The contract witli the
,penitentiary board of ('0o1trol, whlich
is to build the road, provides that
the road shall lhe locat(ed by Ihe sIalt
('&ngineers in char(lge,, with il the. advie
anid t c'nsenit of the p)o:ic jury. It
se'tIIs to ie all accepted fact that
the road .haill run (u1.1 in M ansliold it)
Gra' d t ('ane, but its h:lo ation rout
(;rand Can(' e to t lie Caddoi line is be
ing vigorollsly conte('sted. 'l'li' po
IIh' of the to)\n of K ,alchi \% wvant it
to go via that Ioawi , lt01o1; tilt' o)ld
slge rti tl, but thle people )of th 1';
tilld Stol 'iwal wtan it 't) follo'w tlhe
line of the Texas & Pacif'ic i tailay,
which Iruli s through th l os,' plal(Cs A
large (dIhegatio ll itf etltizens lie ing
along b(sh routes Were pl esen.l, bb)
bying iin their resl)e(t iv,, itlleretl s.
State Enginer Lamlbard has inl:,pet
e(1 bth routes, land pr'onoone-s bolh
(of Ilhei pr .cticbal, and it is )pr'a"ttl 'ed
ihat he has no choice '1s betwl eet( lt 1el
two lcar iont s and tlhat t he decisiionu
of the police jury will so tle the mat
ter. and with this end in view the
poil,'' jury appointed a coniutittee(' of
four' to inl estigae the' tl'r. m Te ,
((onlnlittte is composel d (of T. 1). John
son, A. V. Loftus, W. WV. Williams
and J. lt. )illon, and as \tr. Johnson
is front the Kheatchi wardlt and ir.
l.oftuls is front the Gloster 1adl Sr onlo -
wall watrd, and will advocate the
(1'ains (of Iheir" cOltstito0ut s, th 1 matu -
tor \\ill be determiinedtl by the other
two coni litetemenll, and, as Mr. Dil
lon is ill and can Itake no pal', tlh.'
matlter rests in the handls of W. W.
\'illianis, the nmouetb "r iro i0 the Fifl h
ward. This is the hottest figh elet
intaugutaled, but a1s ihe, people of hli,,
imiddle and southern part of the par
ish have no inter(lest in tlihe 1111 a et,
lhey ate enjoying the funti. Th' Io
eationl of that part of the line that
is iin D, Solo) will necessarily itiuii
nc1' the' location of the line in ('aldd
parish, and hute the cilizells of chid
do are Ialing a hllatd in the ('outli st,
which adds LiUtiett iter'est to the Mal
Convict Attempts Escape.
1alnsfiehll. -- 1One l iht' .a~ t, c'n
victs at work on tih' \Al t n lied
Shreveport road atteplllted to miake
his escalpe. le was slent to the sbprilng
after water, and, leaving his buc:kets
there, took to the wood;. tie \Was a
lpreacher an ana trusty, and was only
required to do light work about the
caimp. lie was really the chaplain
of the camp, and conducted religious
services every Sunday, and had a rep
utation for praying long and singitng
loud. As soon ats his departure was
discovered Sheriff Smith put blood
lhounds on his track, and after a
three hours' race the dogs lost the
scent because of a heavy rain, and it
was thought he had made good his
escape. However, City Marshal W.
H. Roach found him concealed in a
coal car on the Kansas City railroad,
and returned him to the contvit
camp. Counting deductions for good
behavior, his time would have soont
expired, but now he will push a
wheelbarrow for the full term of his
sent ence.
Dairymen Plan Food Supply.
Covington.-At a meeting of the
St. Tammany Dairymen's Protective
association steps were taken to se
cure feed direct from producers un
til the members are able to grow
what they need on their own lands.
A constituion was adopted and the
following oltiers elected to serve for
one year: President, C. T. Bradley;
vice president, L. J. lHeintz; s(co-e
tary, W. G. Evans; treasurer, N. Tre
lagnier. Mayor E. V. Richarnd was
elected an honorary member.
President Bradley, after a trip
through north Alabama, Ml ississippi
and central Tennessee, has purchased
32 Htolstein and Jersey cows ,giving
him 75 head. He will increase this
by 25, and the 100 head are expected
to yield between 300 and 400 gallons
of milk daily. Theo. Padras has
added 50 head to his herd, and other
members are increasing their output.
New Oil Wells Produce.
Shreveport.-State Legislator W.
H. B. ('room telephoned W. B. Mc
Cormick of Sleveport from Moor
ingsport, 20 miles north of here, that
the latter's oil well, which for sev
eral months was practically aban
doned, has been cleaned out and
drilled in as a producer, with a ca
pacity of at least 800 and maybe
1i,200 barrels. The well is located
within the town limits of Moorings
It is reported from Oil City thati
the Gulf Refining company brought
in a producer in section 10, southeast
of here, with a capacity of 700 bar
rels. These being the first live de.
velopments disclosed during the sum
mer, the operators are much encour
Big Hardwood Tract Sold.
Dodson.-Mr. Jones, who is former
ly of Tennessee, but who has a large
hickory mill at Jonesboro, was here
last week, and purchased a large
tract of hardwood near here, on
which he will erect a hardwood mill
in the near future. Mr. Jones has
had 30 years' experience in the hick
ory and other hardwood business, and
he is convinced that the timber in
this vicinity is of a very superior
grade, and has the advantage of good
transportation facilities.
At A Glance
Hiss Thorc.' ('nlture of St. [De,
nard \wa killed by iihl0u nlg.
I'hel I.afourche levee ]),)I\rd V\ill
have' $2.000 availabll f"r r' sIe,' \ork.
''l ons of \Vetera s 41of .I It i>:all
will not hold a stiitl Iltiall thi.
Il hai I e d1istrl.il N'. i2 11t) .M -iin
l'ui ;''l t i'd.
. ,.huvr ,.r has l,, ',ln ti l for th,
l'tu.:aln ('ill'ge of l1''n al Suri, ry at
New ()rlcans.
I'.'. L.midox of ' lhOllO 11a Is '
ap)llilt'.d1 tss is.a lt 4l a 'l iig ll auditor
T'he taIh t Lou.';nfa o f L uiisolla
i :' llt'h do)l" L I.,ti-1' .l of l it( (ll)l'.
So! IlhllillO, i 1 lllt lll illtitl (ii ul,,n t
L.:1a)r'ch, XX')) 4o04 I l & troy' by'
the at Ihir wbarif.
Newv (rali.s, dived in N\'.w York as
h( rt'sutll of u l lan neeid ilt.
'The New\\ialn manual 'Tl'raining
,iNllnel r 'ishool (if New Orleans hhih
imtpr .ssi\', closing ex,,i',,ices.
Tlin no'e' \ Sn) tion ( dr4ge 4 ) 4 ',lior
lel) t Iied Phla init' and will be ulse'd
to oi 'r the apprl'oaches to ihe l(cks.
'llh' (ioo1d R{oads s.c;it'itou lil't
anild holling a 'o ' ilent1 io in Not, i
1 1. i'. , ckson, a civil enghin, r of
1E:l l)rado, Ark., was ri11 down a11
killed by a train near tBayou Nat
( her.
St. .11Mlrlil pairish has voted a ta.i
1o )i4llsi rllct a llatvga le)1' d11'ainiage 'A
nali-i frnm t. Ilart'inl ille to the A 'l.i
T'i !' illinoi. ('nulral chai tered Ntit
im;til. hipl Nicaliapuil to lake I c(ar-
.,) (f" N ew Orleanils imade (ooils to
M1x io.
Hlarry \tilcr iolifess'd at Alxaun
(iira lhai lit. is \Vwanit;l at T "1ie Ie
1lil -ri1l", i C. iar l . ' arshall, ill., for
'Thel' is a prolposition 4inder Way
to ('st :.llish bonded Iwaire lious
thrntugihout. the rice blls of Lu,0isia4na
and t"exas.
iParick J. Flanagan of the build
tig itl:lp '(tion delpartment of Nw' (Or
leans has invented a practical smoke
cotolSdluinlg futl'rac'.
.almlelS If. Stel, a negro, (chargtd
with liiurder comnliltted in Taligip.A
hoa parish, La., four yearls ago, was
arrested at Jackson, Mi is.
Serro Gardena, an Italian farmer,
was arrested at Gonzales in con'l(ee
tion with the killing of Tony ('ondi,
a fellow countryman, near Burnside.
The Carter Bros. Packet comrpany
of New Orleans will establish a boati
line between Baton Rouge and Mor'
gan ('itiy about the first of next year.
A new sugar refinery will be erect
ed in Lafayette parish, following the
building of a Ihree mile railroad from
Landry switch to the Dennis Long
The 2,000 convicts in the Louisiana
penilenliary arle to be photographed
by a felloiw prisoner, the ))'oraits to
form a galliery for use by the board
of control.
Aln ordilnance regulating L,. & N.
itrafllc in Elysian i, ielhts 1ivenue, will
p:1as the New Orleans .ity council,
The roatd will sue ot. 1 a11 injunction
oi arreost for violat ion.
W. S. Morrow, formerl' cashier of
the Lamar (Mo.) bank, was arrested
while on a visit to his brother near
Alexandria, charged with violading
the Missouri banking laws.
The St. Mart parish police jury
named a commiltee to frame a pro.
test against the use of $150,000 by
the Atchafalaya levee board in build
ing the proposed Lafourche locks.
City Judge L. L. Hooe, at Alexan
dria, left the bench long enough to
be fined for violating the weed and
grass ordinance, and the; soaked 30
prominent citizens for the samne of
Governor Sanders, in an address to
the people of the New River section
of Asconsion parish, likened good
roads and drainage to twin sistrs,
and urged that both projects be taken
The North American Land and Tim
ber company has sold 11 ,0)00) a(re
of marsh land in Vermilion pari h to
the Uhlrichs of Springfield, Ill. The
property will be drained, subdivided
and sold to settlers.
Joseph Schiro, an Italian ironwork
er, crazed with wine, rat) aotmuck in
Marigny street, New Orleans, aiid
shot three womnen-- Mrs. Frederick
Strielhorsr, Miss Se!ma Marie lDoiret
and Adelaide Mtirphy.
A receiver has been appohiud by
Judlge Edrington for the \\eslside
Athletic club.
Alva Carter, wanted for killing Da
vid Wall in Tangiltatoa, was capturee
in Fresno.
(ovcrnor ,Manli d 's n1)l: ' a 5l)p'4'ch
o(I good roaids at. 'drharld, aiid 114 S'.
.14)11 police jury voti',, $4tt,'i4) for th
Gaston L. Poru ,ri, of .) I.nar w:i.
elecred su1e)nii'd1 n '141 of eAnlm4'1i)n
of Avoyclles parish, sucveeding V. L
Roy, resigned.
I . '
Ella -T'h,,r, are ' a~tºu ý t;:.,: k"1ili'
Sit ll;a -- N l: 111t I ..II>. - i * 3);l, ; y
will qllu e toi u I - t -ld.
Eczema Came on Legs and Ankles-i
Could Not Wear Shoes Because
Of Bad Scaling and Itching.
"I have been successfully cu'ed of
dry eczema. I was inspecting the re
iioval of noxinolt weeds from the edge
of a river and was constantly in the
dust from the weeds. At night I
cleansed my limbs but felt a prickly
sensation. I paid no attention to it
for two years but I noticed a scum
on my legs like fish scales. I did not
attend to it until it came to be too
itchy and sore and began getting two
running sores. My ankles were all
sore and scabby and I could not wear
shoes. I had to use carpet and felt
slippers for weeks. I got a cake of
the Cuticura Soap and some Cuticura
Ointment. In loss than ten days I
could put on my boots and in less than
thi'ree weeks I was free from the con
founded itching. Capt. CGeorge P. Bliss,
Chief of Police, Morris, Manitoba, Mar.
20, 1907, and Sept. 24, 190S."
Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Solo Props., Bostoa,
Bitter Words Found Written on a Dol
lar Bill by the Receiving
"Yes, I .olle(t qu(leer bank not es,"
said thli receiving teller. "' e I)ten
doing it for years. You know there
are somie very odd things writtenl n11
bank notes soltiities." lie pointed
to a one-dollar bill hung in a frame
of black oak on the wall. "Read
that," hlie said. "'And I've got queer
er ones than that even in lily col
On the bank note in red ink was
written in a feminine hand: "You
have robbed ume of all the rest, and of
my soul also. May this burn your
hand when you touch it. May all
you buy with it be accursed. You
have the last. Are you now satisfied?
The collector sighed sentimentally.
"Think of the tragedy," he said, "that
may lie hid behind those sintple lit
tle phrases, eh?"
The Doctors' Orders.
A lady whose husband seemed to be
doing little but lie in the hammock
and eat applles, was asked by a sym
pathetic neighbor what the trouble with
him was. "l)octors," she replied, sad
ly. "No, he hasn't come into a for
tune." A writer in To-Day's Magazine
tells tile story.
"You see," explained the wife, "he's
been having some sort of matter with
his stomnach, and he consulted two dif.
ferent doctors abolut it. One told himy
to eat a rilpe apple every hour, anfl
the other said to rest an hour after
eating. So he's trying to do both."
Coffee's Weight on Old Age.
When prominent men realize the ib
jurious effects of coffee and the change
in health that Postum can bring, they
are glad to lend their testimony for
the benefit of others.
A superintendent of public schools in
North Carolina says:
"My mother since her early child
hood, was an inveterate coffee drinker
and had been troubled with her heart
for a number of years, and com
plained of that 'weak all over' feeling
and sick stonlach.
"Some timne ago I was making an of
ficial visit to a distant part of the
country and took dinner with one of
the merchants of the place. I no
ticed a somewhat peculiar flavor of
the coffee, and asked him concerning
it. lie replied that it was Postum.
"I was so pleased with it, that after
the meal was over, I bought a pack
age to carry home with me, and had
wife prepare some for the next meal.
The whole family liked it so well, that
we discontinued coffee and used
Postum entirely.
"I had really been at times very anx
ious concerning my mother's condition,
but we noticed that after using
Postum for a short time, she felt so
much better than she did prior to its
use, and had little trouble with her
heart and no sick stomach; that the
headaches were not so frequent, and
her general condition much Improved.
This continued until she was as well
and hearty as the rest of us.
"I know Postumr has benefited my
self and the other members of the fam
ily, but not in so marked a degree as
in the rcase of my mother, as she was
a victimn of long stanrling."
Road "The Road to \Wellville," in
"There's a Reason."
Ever re:,d the nbnoe letter? A new
on,- al llllrn frolmo tIIeI to ttime. T'heyV
are- ge-nuine, true, and full of ht~tua

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