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"OVER By An American Soldier Who Went EMPEY WRITES AND STAGES WITH GREAT SynopsisFired by tho sinking of the Lusitnnln, with the loss of American lives, Arthur Guy Empoy, an American living In Jersey City, goes to England and er'lsts as a private In the British anny. After a short experience as a' recruiting officer In London, ho Is sent to train ing quurters Id France, where ho flrst hears the sound of big guns and makes the acquaintance of "cooties." After a brief period of trainlug .Empey's company Is sent Into the front-line trenches, where he takes his first turn on the flro step while the bullets whiz overhead. Kmpey learns, as comrade falls, that death lurks always In the trendies. Chaplain distinguishes himself by rescuing wounded men under hot fire. With pick and shovel Empey has experience as a trench digger In No Man's Lnnd. After exciting experiences on listening post detail and observation post duty, Empey Is picked for patrol duty In No Mail's Land nnd has narrow escape from death. CHAPTER XVIII Continued. While they are talking, an old Jew pained IUey Cnhenstein comes along, nnd Abe engages him for cashier. After engaging Ikey they meet nu old Southern negro called Sambo, and upon the suggestion of IUey he Is en gaged as porter. Then the three of them, arm in arm, leave to take pos session of this wonderful palace which Abe has Ju.st paid $0,000 for. (Cur tain.) In the second act the curtain rises on the interior of the Diamond I'alace saloon, and the audience gets Its flrst shock. The saloon looks like a pig pen, two tramps lying drunk on the door, and the bartender In a dirty shirt with his sleeves rolled up, asleep with his head on the bar. Enter Abe, Sambo and IUey, and the fun commences. One of the characters In tho second net was named Broadway Kate, and I had an awful job to break In one of 'the Tommies to act and talk like a woman. Another character was Alkali Ike, an Arizona cowboy, who Just before the -lose of the play comes Into the strfbon and wrecks It with his revolver. We had eleven three-hour rehearsals before I thought It advisable to pre sent the sketch to the public. The whole brigade was crazy to witness the flrst performance. This performance was scheduled for Friday night and everyone was full of aLticl patlon; when bang! orders came ihrough that the brigade would move at two tliar afternoon. Cursing and Minding was the order of things upon llie reivipt of this order, but we moved. That night we reached the little vil lage S and again went into rest billets. We were to be there two weeks. ur company Immediately got busy Mini scoured the village for a suitable place In which to present our production. Then we received another shock. A rival company was already estab lished In the village. They called themselves "The Bow Bells," and put on a sketch entitled, "Blighty What Hopes?" They were the divi sional concert party. We hoped they all would be soon In Biighty to give us a chance. This company charged an admission of a franc per head, and that night our company went en masse to see their performnr.ee. It really wns good. I had a sinking sensation when I thought of running my sketch In op position to It. Tn one of their scenes they had a soubretto called Flossie. The soldier that took this part was clever and made a fine-appearing and chic girl. We immediately fell In love with her until two days after, while we were on a march, we passed Flossie with "her" sleeves rolled up and the sweat pouring from "her" face unloading shells from a motor lorry. As our section passed her I yelled ont: "Hello, Flossie; Blighty What Hopes?" Her reply made our love die out instantly. "Ah, go to h 1 !" This brought quite a laugh from the marching column directed at me, and I Instantly made up my mind that our sketch should Immediately run In op position to "Blighty What Hopes?" When we returned to our billet from the march, Curley Wallace, my the atrical partner, came running over to me and said he had found a swanky place in which to produce our show. After taking off my equipment, and followed by the rest of the section I went over to the building he had picked ont. It was a monstrous barn with a platform at one end which would make an Ideal stage. The section got right on the job. and before night had that place rigged out In apple-pie order. The next day was Sunday and after 1 Lf- J itritl a W hi - Preparing th THE Arthur Guy Einmpey Machine Gunner, Serving in France Copjrtftat HIT. br Arthur Onj ttaptf A PLAY BEHIND THE LINES SUCCESS. church parade we put all our time on a dress rehearsal, and It went flue. I made four or five large signs an nouncing that our eompnny would open up that evening at the King George the Fifth theater, on the corner of Ammo street and Sandbag terrace. General admission was one-half franc. First ten rows In orchestra one franc, nnd boxes two francs. By this time our printed programs had returned from London, and I further announced that on tho night of the tlrst performance a program would be given free of charge to men holding tickets costing a franc or over. We had an orchestra of seven men and seven different Instruments. Tills orchestra was excellent, while they were not playing. The performance was scheduled to start at 0 p. m. ' At 5:15 there was a mob In front of our one entrance and It looked like a big night. We had two boxes each ac commodating four people, nnd these we Immediately sold out. Then a brilliant idea came to Ikey Cohenstein. Why not use the rafters overhead, call them boxes, and charge two francs for a seat ou them? The only difficulty was how were the men to reach these boxes, but to Ikey this was a mere de tail. He got long ropes nnd tied one end around each rafter and then tied a lot of knots In the ropes. These ropes would take the place of stairways. We figured out that the rafters would seat about forty men and sold that number of tickets accordingly. When the tieketliolders for the boxes got a glimpse of the rafters and were Informed that they had to use the rope stairway, there was a howl of indigna tion, but we had their money and told them that if they did not like It l!i.-y could write to the management later and their money would 'be refunded; but under these conditions they would not lie ullowed to witness the perform ance that night. After a little grousing they accepted the situation with tho promise that if the show was rotten they certainly would let us know about It during the performance. Everything went lovely nnd it was a howling success, until Alkali Ike ap peared on the scene with his revolver loaded with blank cartridges. Behind the bar on a shelf was a loug line of bottles. Alkali Ike was supposed to start on the left of this lino and break six of the bottles by firing at them with his revolver. Behind these bottles a piece of painted canvas was supposed to represent the back of the bar, at each shot from Alkali's pistol a man behind the scenes would hit one of the bottles with his entrenching tool handle and smash It, to give the im pression thnt Alkali was a good shot. Alkali Ike started in and alined at the right of the line of bottles Instead of the left, and the poor booh behind the scenes started breaking the bottles on the left, and then the boxhoiders turned loose ; but outside of this little fiasco the performance was a huge suc cess, and we decided to run It for a week. New troops wore constantly coming through, and for six performances we had the "S. R. O." sign suspended, out side. CHAPTER XIX. On His Own. Of course Tommy caunot always be producing plays under fire but while In rest billets he has numerous other ways of amusing himself. He is a great gnmbler, but never plays for large stakes. Generally, In each com- pnny, you will find a regular Canfleld. This man banks nearly all the games of chnnce and Is an undisputed author ity on the rules of gambling. When ever there Is nn argument among the Tommies about some uncertain point ' . ' -WSV.'tfi iff 4 "Chow." TOP" as to whether Houghton Is entitled to Watklns' sixpence, the matter Is taken to tho recngnl.ed authority and bis de cision Is final. The two most popular gnmo ar "Crown and Anchor" nnd "House." Tho paraphernalia used In "Crown and Anchor" consists of a piece of can vas two feet by threo ifeet. This la divided Into six equal squares. In these squares are painted n club, diamond, heart, spade, crown, nnd nn anchor, ono device to a square, Thero are three dice used, each dice marked the same as the canvas. Tho banker sett up his gambling outfit In the corner ot a billet and starts bally-hnolng until crowd of Tommies gathers around; then the game starts. The Tommies place bets on the squares, the crown or anchor being plnyed the most. The banker then rolls his three dice nnd collects or pny out os the case may be. If you play the crown nnd one sliows up on the dice, you get even money, If two show up, you receive two to one, and If three, three to one. If the crown does not ap pear and you have bet on It, you lose, nnd so on. The percentage for the bunker Is large if every square is played, but If the crowd Is partial to, say two squares, he lias to trust to luck. The banker generally wins. ' The game of "House" Is very popular also. It takes two men to run It. This game consists of numerous squares of cardboard containing three rows of numbers, the numbers to a row. The numbers run from one to ninety. Each card lias a different combination. The French "estamincts" In the vil lages ore open from eleven In the morn ing until one in the afternoon in ac cordance with army orders. . After dinner the Tommies congre gate at these places to drink French beer at a penny a glass and play "House." As soon as the estaniinet Is suffi ciently crowded the proprietors of tho "House" game get busy and, us they term It, "form a school." This consists of going around and selling cards at a franc each. If they have ten in the school, the backers of the game de duct two francs for their trouble and the winner gets eight francs. Then the game starts. Each buyer places his card before him on the ta ble, first breaking up matches into fif teen pieces. One of the backers of the game has a small cloth bag in which are ninety cardboard squares, each with a num ber printed thereon, from one to nine ty. He raps on the table and cries out : "Eyes down, my lucky lads." All noise ceases and every one Is at tention. The croupier places his hand in th bag and draws forth a numbered square and immediately calls out the number. The man who owns the card with that particular number on It, covers the square with a match. The one who covers the fifteen numbers on his card first shouts "House." The other backer immediately comes over to him ami verifies the card by calling out the numbers thereon to the man with the bag. As each number U called he picks It out of the ones picked from the bag and says, "Right." If the count is right he shouts, "House correct, pay the lucky gentleman, and sell him a card for the next school." The "lucky gentleman" generally buys one unless he has a miser trace In his veins. Then another collection Is made, a school formed, nnd they carry on with the game. The caller-out has many nicknames for the numbers such as "Kelly's Eye" for one, "Leg's Eleven" for eleven, "Clickety-click" for sixty-six, or "Top of the house" meaning ninety. Empey tells in the next Install ment how the war Is crumbling the British wall of caste, which once was insurmountable. tTO BE CONTINUED.) GREAT BIRDS OF OTHER DAYS Bones Discovered Prove That in the Miocene Period They Were Truly of Enormous Size. In so far as birds are concerned, some of the oldest fossils, In the mat ter of time (Miocene), which have fallen into the hands of science, are those representing the great, flight less, fossil avian giants of Patagonia In South America. They belong tft the phororhacidae, It. W. Shufeldt write1 In the Scientific American. Judging from such purts of their fos sil bones as have been found, they were evidently great terrestrial birds of prey. Some of the species were small, but this is made up for by the others ; and In the case of one of them (brontornis) it had a thigh bone con siderably larger and longer than that of an ox. Of all the remarkable flightless birds of this group, however, was the giant phororhacos. It must liave been over eight feet In height, with a skull big ger than that of a full grown horse, and much deeper from above down ward. We know little or nothing of these birds or what led to their ex tinction. With its great hooked beak nnd powerful claws of great size, phororhacos must have been a terror to the nntmals upon which It preyed. Skulls and some other bones of thl bird have been discovered. Don't Be Like Her. Thero are any number of pitfall waiting the girl who Is always setting her mother right, and who bemoan tho fact that her parents are "so old fashioned." And thero la uo better safeguard against the world's evils than contldeiice In a girl's heart that mother known tent, -Exchange. -til S? Aw...-...-...-.. vvW,-J SJfJJt III the Issue of the Central I i vision Bulletin of the American Bed Cross of August US the following article ap pears: Women of Cheerful Disposition for Hospital Hut Service Abroad. Several hundred American women, whose dispositions are of the cheerful variety, are wanted for work In t lie Bed Cross hospital huts In Frace. The "cheerful disposition" proposiwon Is nn essential requisite, for the reason that Ihelr duty will be to spread cheer among the boys who are convalescing after wounds received on the battle field or from attacks of illness. The bureau of personnel of the American Bed Cross already has en rolled 130 of these workers, while 4-i: is the number estimated as necessary to be supplied before the first of Jan uary, I'.llO. The Bed Cross commis sioner to Fiance, in a cablegram call ing for these hospital hut workers, specifying some of the qualifications required, siiugested that the women chosen should lie those who are keen I on entertainment. Lois of music, rend- j tug aloud, and all that sort of thing help to make the recovery of wounded ! and sick soldier boys much quicker ; than otherwise would be the ease. I Everything that keeps up spirits and I turns thoughts in a channel that pre- ; vents one of Ihe bitterest of all all- incuts homesickness Is a godsend. ! The American Bed Cross Intends that there shall be no lack of enter- tainmeiit and good cheer "over there," I and It Is particularly desired therefore I that the call for hospital hut workers I be complied with according to sclied- ! ule. Those, who volunteer for this service will be expected to remain abroad for at least a year. It is desirable that applicants he able to pay their own expenses, hut in cases of exceptional qualifications the Bed Cross will pay living expenses in France. Transportation to and from France will be furnished by the Bed Cross. There should be no mistaken notion that this hospital hut service is easy One-Piecc Pajamas of Wash Satin I f X 7 i Many women have become addicted fo the pajama habit, and pajamas are beginning lo crowd nightdresses in the good graces of the up-to-date young woman. Already manufacturers ure turning out a variety of them in cot ton and in silk fabrics. They are made In two pieces with more or less fancy coats and Jackets and in the jiiain original model borrowed from the masculine garment. But the tend ency is away from the severe type to the more femlnlue nnd frivolous styles. In the picture a one-piece model ot flesh-colored wash satin is shown. It nppeared at the Style Show recently held at Chicago, and Its lure caused many a good dollar to pass from buy ers of apparel to the -manufacturer of this particular garment. These buyers know its lure will coux more dollars out of the purses of dulnty and luxury loving women. Wash st? tin lingerie seems nn ex travagance, but in the long run it can-1 hot he considered so. The satin proves to be very durable and the na ture of this material precludes the use of a lot of fragile but useless trim mings. Hemstitching, flue tucks, French knots, and durable lace edg ings prove the best choice for trim ming satin lingerie, and they last as long as the things they decorate. The pajamas pictured are cut with a kimono body joined to very full pan taloons held by a llut elastic band to I Georgette Crepe in Checks. f'ioorgctte crepe Is made up In checks and In .plaids In various color Combinations. Moreover, narrow ap plied hems of the cheeked or plalded material are put on the straight ruf lles of white. Wide Plaid Ribbons. Wide ilal4 ribbons are shown in the nl'ops. They are especially effective for trimming big wlde-brlmmed straw hatst for country or beach wear. The t-IMion Is Khnply held loosely around work, for It surely Is Hot. Emergen cies may arise which will make It necessary to call upon the workers for duties not on the program; for It l now an established rule of the lt' Cross that all those accepting service abroad must hold themselves III readi ness to accept any duty which Is as signed to them. Only those who have strong const It utloiis and do not tire easily and who still possess that never-to-bq-forgottcn "cheerful dispo sition" are titled for enrollment In the hospital hut service. Application should be made lo the Bureau of I'cr- sonnel. Central Dlvisi 1V!0 North Wabash uvuaiie, Chleugo, 111. Interest In Plaids. I'erhaps ,lt Is through the Influence of th( Scotch kilties, who have ap pealed at various times in our Ameri can cities to remind us that the kins men of Bruce and Wallace are among our allies, that we have revived our Interest In plaids. Perhaps it is Just because bright colors are in vogue US a counteractive against the grimuess of war, or perhaps it is Just time that plaids returned m vogue they do periodically, do (ley not? At any rate, some of the most I merest in.' of the new separate skirts are made from Scotch plaid and seme of these skills are made in pleated designs to carry out the Idea of the highbinder. Summer Smock. It would lie impossible to cp-atc il more artistic garment for summer wear than the smock. Young girls and slender women tind It exceptionally becoming. The loose and straight but pliable linos of the smock conceal and even beautify defects, simulating a pleasant roundness of figure. The ma terials used for thcin range from cal ico to georgette crepe. One very prac tical smock is very much like a large nllover apron, for it buttons on the shoulders, is very long and shows huge pockets capable of holding any necessary articles, from knitting to fanning implements. the figure at the waistline. The band is run In a casing sewed to the inside of the garment. There is a wide turned-hack collar edged with a sub stantial lace, which also finishes the short sleeves. At the ankle the pan taloons are gathered in by an elastic band, and a frill of lace falls about the foot, for no reason but to look lovely. It accomplishes its commend able purpose. Braid Much Used. llruid Is going" to be very much used this autumn. There is a real wartime reason for this, as braid Is something that covereth a multitude of sins and makes quick work of giving a smart and neat finish to nil sorts of tnllored frocks, coats and suits. There is a kind of double, folded braid that may easily be applied to the edge of sleeves, tunics or skirts, giving them a complete finish with the minimum of work. The home dressmaker will dn well to make use of this new vogue for braid. Of course, braid Is not al ways used as a labor-saving device, for in many of the new nnd smart suits a very elaborate system of braid trimming Is carried out, often more than one sort of braid being combined la ono design. the crown of the hat and tied in a big loose bow at the edge, or - near the edge, of the brim. This low arrange ment of the bow on the hat: brim Is considered good. A Touch of Fur on Bags. Small bags of fur, mulching coatees, capes and coats, are carried this sea son. Sealskin Is gathered ou n gold top, and mole topped with satin Is another handsome. combination. Shirred satin and headed tops for fur bags is another uovelty. 1 NO NEEC OF SUCH REFINEMENT. Of course It was public property that tln TnkellccNl railway trains did not dash along lli e n hurricane being pushed, nor did they travel as fast as a rumor, but the Journey in question had just about put the "lid ou." Mr. T. BnvVller was one of the long-suffering piiN. ei gers on this occa sion, and was getting anxious about the time, as be hud an appointment at the other end. "Say. porter," he i 'muted, leaning his head oat or the window, "what time Is It?" "Mine? Sorry, sir. I don't know," replied the luggage lifter. "I hin't know!" shouted Itaveller. "Hang It. man. how Is It you don't carry a watch?" "Well, sir, you see," said the jMirt maiitcau pulverizer, "we hardly ever need a watch on this road ; what we need Is a calendar." Stray Stories. Dangers to Be Avoided. The bureau of standards at Wash ington has Investigated many house hold devices and their attendant train of accidents. It tells us that It Is ex ceedingly dangerous to go to sleep with an electric pad f laced under heavy bed clothing for the reason that the cumulative bent has been known to Ignite material near It. Some of these warmers for zero nights have thermos, tills, which ;.ike cure of the dangers to a certain extent. However, the current should be turned off Just as soon as the bed is warmed. ! Could Do No Less. '"lines Mrs. luiliwiilte object to your using profanity?" ! "Wi ll." rcpli. i Mr. Hubwaite, with a thuu-rhiful air, "she used to object ; strenuously when I addressed a few appropriate remarks to our motorcar ! ou the oceMsiiin of a breakdown fifty i or sixty miles from the nearest shop. ! but she permits me to express myself . rather freely about the kaiser." I i Too Good to Be True. Mr. ,lu:i -s - I'.dt the girl lias good ref ! erelit os. Mrs. .Tunes Too good. They must ; have been anxious to get rid of her j to praNe her so hi::hly. ; Wall, Well! 'W'lmnien get i::-,t ideas these ; days." i lluh?" i "My daughter wants t lake a course in logic." A DEFENSE. ! Iironnn Must hi it,- airs people I tn C on alii'iit the benefits of foreign travel are all a hlulT. Woodson ies. i;ui you ve got to travel yourself in order to lie able to call the bluff. I Same Old Discontent. Now as the mercury doiti prowl Toward hli;h instead nC low. I'd like lo hear the north wind howl. I'd like to shovel unow. That Helped Some. "And what did. .Mrs. Hrowne do when she found the doorbell wouldn't ring?" "Oh, she wrung her bauds." For Use in Drawing Rooms. Hill I see an electrically-operated vacuum cleaner for the teeth has just been patented for dentists. (Jill That's nothing new. I've seen vacuum cleaners used iu drawing rooms before now. Pretty Near It. llneon Is that true that your wife has brain fever? Kgbert Why. no; but she's got ihe next tiling to it. "What's thai?" "Hat fever." A Pessimist's Definition. "rather," said the small boy. "what is an optimist?" "An optimist, my son, is a man who positively decides that everything Is all right without troubling himself to make Inquiries." An Insult From the Bench. "Were you ever arrested for speed ing before?" asked the judge. The chanfTeur Hushed angrily. "What does your honor think I've been doing all these years pushing a wheelbarrow?" Getting His. "You seem to enjoy seeing the judge with his wife." "Yes, 1 like to see him get some of his own medicine." "Kb?" "I like to see her overrule hitu." Fondly Indulgeot. Mrs. .lustwed You must not espect me to give up my girlhood ways all at once, dear. .lustwed That's all right ; go on taking an allowance from your fattier just as If nothing had happened. Who Could Be Angry? "Madam, may I ask why you are mutilating my awning?" "I want to get a skirt with an awn ing stripe like that, and I thought yon wouldn't mind If 1 cut off a little piece for a sample." Stenographer Asks Helo. "Oh. Maude, dearie, tell we, honey" "l'b, huh; sheet, Mabel, I'm listen ing." "Maudle, honey, how many 'k's' are thero In 'Idiosyncrasy?' " yVi IS sf fm Its um Why Dread Old Age? Il dm-M) t nutter hnw old you art, if you keep wi ll and active. Lota of folk ur youaio-r at 70 tlin other are st OU. Ijinif, Iwnt backs; utiff, achy, rheu matic joint: bail ejexiglit anil drafneaa are ton often due to uenleeted kidney trouble and not to advancing year. Don't let weak kidney age you. Cm Uuan'i Kidney fillt. They have amde life more comfortable for tbou aud of elderly folk. An Indiana Case Mm. Julin Knox. .r.ii folk St., Uury. lad., says: "I wu In nm h liud aliu with my liink mni kiilm.i ami could luirilly muse tn lied. Siiiim t Inies I MIH HI) 1,1.1 1 I, H.I to I"' lift ed iii'uiiiKl. My kid in y wen- nciliu; Ir ivc.ularlv and ulicu ev. 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Wherever he looked his hat wasn't there. The situation was fast becoming desperate. finally, when hope al most hii'l (led his face suddenly as sumed' a diabolical grin. It was tho lust resort. He went to the clothes" clo.-et and looked in. There was tho truant hut. Jn a moment of mental aberration he bad actually put the hat where It helouyeil. lie resolved that it should nut occur ai;aln. An other such experience might wreck his mind entirely. Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cured y local applications us they cannot reach ,ne disease.! portion or tne ear. mere la only one way to cure Catarrhal Deafness, and that Is bv a constitutional remedv. HA I. IV S CATARRH MEDICINE nets through th-? Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of tho System. Catarrhal Deafness Is caused by an Inflamed condition ot the mucous llninir of the Eustachian Tube. When thla tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbling nound or Imperfect hearing, and when It Is entirely clesed, Deafness Is the result. Unless the Inflammation can be re duced and this tube restored to Its nor mal condition, hearing may be destroyed forever. Many cases of Deafness are caused by Catarrh, which Is an inflamed condition of thn Mucous Surfaces. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for any case of Catarrhal Deafness that cannot be cured by HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE. All DreKsiats 75c. Circulars free. P. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Grandmother in Eighteen Days. A lady green bug becomes a grand mother iu IS days. One can imagine, then, notes a naturalist, the multitu dinous armies of these Insects that may develop In the course of a sea son. Their worst foe Is a tiny black fonr-wlnged fly that deposits an egg in each bug It comes across, its larva consuming the hug's inside works and using its shell for a house. A merry heart does good like a medi cine, is a whole lot cheaper, and not unpleasant to take. A turpi. 1 llvrr pr.-v. nts prn(M-r tnnil nnslm tliltlim. Tom- up your tlv.T Willi Wi-ihl'a Iniiui. V. 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