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ffeousanda of Soldloro Contracted
Chronic Kidney Trouble While
in the Barrie*.
The experience of Capt. John L. Ely,
Of Co. B, 17th Ohio, now living at 600
Bast Second street. Newton, Kansas,
will interest the thou
sands of veterans
who came back from
the Civil War suffer
ing tortures with kid
ney complaint Capt.
Ely says: “I contracted
kidney trouble dur
ing the Civil War,
and the occasional
attacks finally de>
reloped into a chronic case. At one
time 1 had to use a crutch and cane
l» get about My back was lame and
weak, and besides the aching, there
llwas a distressing retention of the
Wfcldney secretions. 1 was in a bad
way when I began using Doan's Kid
ney Pills in 1901, but the remedy
cured me, and I hare been well ever
Sold by all dealers. 60 cents a bog,
Vtoster-Mitburn Co.. Buffalo, N. T.
The fellow with money to burn may
lire to rake the ashen.
All creameries use butter color. Why
not do as they do—uae JUNE TINT
As a rule, a divorced woman acts an
though she had been born that way.
Mrs. WleSeW Soothing Byrap.
tsr children teething, softens the gums, rasa see Sg
iamataMoa.aUayepala. cares wladooUo. Reabottla.
Smokers Shown by Handwriting.
Mr. Saunders, a former schoolman*
ter, told the British house of lords
committee on juvenile smoking that
he could detect smokers by their
handwriting—that of boys who smoked
being a loose, flabby kind. Handwrit
ing, be said, was a cinematograph of
the heart.
To Wash Velveteen.
Velveteen may be washed by shaking it
about in warm Ivory Soap trds; then
rinse thoroughly and let it drip dry. On
no account squeeze or wring it. Be care
ful to hang it straight on the line, for
otherwise it will be crooked when dnr.
Grocer Was Getting Even.
"That was tit for tat with a ven
geance,” said Walter Christie, the au>
tomobillat, apropos of a quarrel bo
tween two French chauffeurs. "It re
minds me of a grocer I used to know
In Paint Rock. This grocer went over
to the jeweler’s one day to get a new
crystal put on his watch. The latter
as he fitted and cleaned the crystal
suddenly flushed. He bit his lip and
frowned. His hand trembled so that
he could hardly go on with his task.
Finally, handing the watch to the gro
cer, the jeweler said In a restrained
voice: ’Beg pardon, but didn’t I Just
see you put a couple of rings and a
acarfpin in your pocket*?”
" ‘Sure you did,' is Id the grocer,
boldly. ‘When you coma to my place
aren't you always putting things, Is
your mouth?’ ”
Chamois Skin of Commsrco.
Charles C. Druedllng, of Philadel
phia. has written an article for the
American Journal of Pharmacy on the
subject of chamois skins. What la
known in the market as chamois sklna.
he says. Is really an oil-tanned sheep
or lamb skin lining. The supply of
skins from the chamois animal Is very,
limited —enough could not be obtained
in a year to supply the United States
for more than a single day. He made
special Inquiry on a recent visit to
Switzerland abort the annual crop of
the chamois skin and ascertained that
from 6,000 to 6,000 skins would be a
fair average yearly crop. This skin is
heavier than the skin of the sheep or
lamb, also much coarser. For strength
and durability the chamois skin is pro
ferable, but for ordinary use and ap
pearance the oil-tanned sheep skin
lining would, in most instances, be
Has Had Experiences.
A woman who has used Postum
Food Coffee since it came upon the
market 8 years ago knows from ex*
perlence the necessity of using Pos
tum in place of coffee if one values
health and a steady brain.
She says: ‘‘At the time Postum waa
first put on the market I was suffer
ing from nervous dyspepsia and my
physician had repeatedly told me not
to use tea or coffee. Finally 1 de
cided to take his advice and try
Postum, and got a sample and had it
carefully prepared, finding it deli
cious to the taste. So 1 continued
its use and very soon its beneficial ef
fects convinced me of its value, for
1 got well of my nervousness and dys
“My husband had been drinking cof
fee all his life until it had affected
x his nerves terribly. 1 persuaded him
to shift to Postum and it waa easy to
get him to make the change for the
Postum is delicious. It certainly
worked wonders for him.
“We soon learned that Postum does
not exhilarate or depress and does not
stimulate, but steadily and honestly
strengthens the nerves and the stom
ach. To make a long story short our
entire family have now used Postum
for eight years with completely sat
isfying results, as shown in our fine
condition of health and we have no
ticed a rather unexpected Improve
ment In brain and nerve power."
Name given by Postum 00., Battle
Creek, Mich.
Increased brain and nerve power al
ways follow the use of Postum in
place of coffee, sometimes in s very
marxed manner.
Look in pkgs. for “The Road to
An Hour from Life.
ICopyright. 1906, by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
The tiny particles of ice
clinked musically against the
•ides of the glass as he raised
It to his li|M« and drank eagerly.
There were lines of weariness
about his thin-lipped mouth aud
his eyes drooped with exhaus
“Thank you, Marina!” he said,
gratefully, as she took the empty
glass, “You are very kind.”
Bhe laughed. It was au odd, in
expressive sort of laugh. She
looked iiim over curiously with
a cold glance that made him
wince. He stirred restlessly.
Her expression suddenly
changed to one of fierce tender
“If you knew,” she said, softly,
“perhaps you would not be so
He turned indifferent eyes
npon her. “If I knew! Knew
what?” he asked, irritably, a
quick distrust leaping to his
face. She smiled and her smile
contained all the elements that
her laugh had lacked. Humor,
of a dry, subtle sort, a kind of
.bitter satisfaction and a sneer
ing note of cynicism as well as
a cruel one of revenge. It
might be revenege—it might be
something else. The man could
not decide which as he lay back
watching her uneasily. A vague,
intangible danger permeated the
atmosphere and penetrated to
his tired brain. There were rea
sons, he thought with quick self
disgust, why he might well be
afraid. He had earned the fear
as he had earned whatever
might be the result.
Bhe threw her head back and
peered at him from under heavy
lids. “The lemonade you just
drank contained enough poison
to kill a horse.” She did not re
lax her attitude but gazed de
fiantly at him.
“Well,” he said, quietly, “I ex
pected something original of you,
Marina, but why poisou, of all
Bhe laughed cruelly as she
watched for signs of weakening.
He returned her look, half
smiling, with no evidence of the
horror in his mind. He had him
self under superb command.
Bhe admired him with intensity
even as the expression of cold
curiosity remained on her face.
“I don’t blame you, child,” he
spoke kindly, “I deserve it, God
knows! I only wonder that you
have restrained yourself so long.
It’s been hard *on you—devilish
bard! I knew you were suffer
ing, but I was powerless to help
you. When love is dead—” he
threw out his hands expressive
ly. “I ought to have left you
at once,” he continued, thought
fully, “but it seemed too cruel to
■tab you like that and leave you
alone.” His natural kindness of
heart found voice in his words.
“The wrong was in my taking
up with you at the start. If I
hadn’t done that, and it was
against my better judgment as
you will recollect, things would
never have come to this pass.
As it is—well, it’s too late now
for regrets.” He smiled at her
quietly, kindly.
The old longing, the old yearn
ing desire throbbed fiercely
through her as she faced him.
Suddenly she broke the silence.
“No, Jim,” she cried. “How
cruel you are! How cruel!
Never a word of tenderness—
never a touch—and I—O, God
help me, loving you. with all the
terrible heart of me! I wish it
was I!” she cried, passionately,
“I wish I had drank the stuff in
stead of you. O, to end it all!
To end everything—the pain, the
longing, the suffering—and. be
at peace. Oh!” she dropped her
head on her breast with a sob
of anguish. “At least, you will
not live to go to her!” she threw
up her head proudly, jealousy
leaping hot and red into her
“Listen, child!” he interrupted,
gently, lifting a silencing hand.
“I have told yon that I shall
never go to her unless it is with
your entire consent. I have
given you my word. What more
can I do?”
“Yet you cared—you cared!
O, you carp now!”
She tried in vain to control
“You know how I regret it all,
Marina.” His voice was tense.
“Regret!” she cried the one
word. Her dark eyes thrilled
through Grainger's look, deep
into his soul. If he winced, there
w'as no outward sign.
“I*d stay if it would do you
any good, old girl.” His voice
was affectionate. “I’d stay glad
ly till doomsday!” lie declared,
as he stifled a yawn. There is
nothing that.bores a thoroughly
masculine man more than a
scene. “But you know,” he con
tinued. awkwardly, “that scenes
like this are the continual result.
It doesn’t add to your happiness
and it makes ine blamed uncom
fortable. to say the least!”
They had both forgotten, for
the moment, the poisoned drink.
“Hark! What was that?”
She.threw herself from the side
of the couch, staring with fas
cinated eyes into vacancy, or
what seemed vacancy to the man
watching her through half-closed
Bhe seemed to be in a vast des
ert, under a burning sky. The
sun stung her fair skin with a
blistering heat. Bhe winced and
turned to look for shade. At her
feet lay a man—the mere skele
ton of a man—in the throes of
his last agony. Bhe turned back
patiently, to shield him from the
scorching sun with the shade of
her own body. Bhe knelt care
fully in the hot sand and took
his fevered, parched face tender
ly between her two bandv.
Though sunken and attenuated
almost beyond recognition, it
was yet the face of the man she
loved —the face of Grainger.
Bhe bent above him pityingly,
murmuring broken words of en
dearment. He was beyond the
sound of her voice—beyond
sound of any sort—where she
would soon be, 'she told herself
sliudderingly, glancing instinct
ively at the circling shapes out
lined for above against the fiery
sky. There was a long silence.
The man suddenly stirred, made
a harsh, gurgling sound and,
with a long, slithering sigh, re
laxed to a fixed stillness. She
clasped him to her with a heart
breaking cry—a cry of utter des
olation and despair and—opened
her eyes to reality. She was still
in her room. The vision had
Grainger lay on the couch. A
violent fit of trembling had
seized him and his teeth chat
tered cruelly. Bhe stared at him
a moment distractedly, w’onder
ingly, but half comprehending,
then she turned with a shriek
uml threw herself upon him.
“Grainger, I was lying!” she
screamed, hysterically. “I was
lying. There was no poison—no
anything but the drink. I want
ed to prove to you that I was
right. That mental suggestion
was everything as I said that
last last night before you left.
O, can’t you see? I didn’t give
you strychnine. Love, love, it
was only lemonade—iced, noth
ing more. Darling, believe me!”
she cried.
He slowly recovered his con
trol. The twitching of his body
gradually ceased. He looked at
her dully. “And I am no weak
ling, either, by heaven!” he mut
tered, thickly.
“Dear,” she spoke slowly, “I
want you to go to her. I give my
consent freely—but never come
back—never try to see me
As he passed through the door
he beheld her for the last time,
love and sorrow nnutterable in
her passionate eyes but the ten
derness of a great renunciation
softened their fierce intensity.
It was thus that be should see
her to his dying day.
Fsople of Genoa, Italy, Enjoy Tem
perature Which Would Chill
the Average American.
The Genoese are not accus
tomed lo the artificial high tem
perature which we maintain in
America. Their houses, in fact,
are constructed to contend en
tirely with summer heat and not
with winter cold, being all built
of stone, with enormously thick
walls, floors of marble mosaic,
ceilings from 10 to 15 feet high,
and inner partition walls nearly
two feet thick. A diminutive
o|>en fireplace, a ridiculously
small oil stove or nothiug but a
little charcoal brazier is depend
ed on lo warm a vast room which
is guinptnous in everything but
comfort as we understand tin*
word, says the New York Herald.
Hotels, even.of the best class,
are very slow in being provided
with the so-called "central heat
ing,” w hile some of the finest old
palaces are warmed no better to
day than they were when erected
centuries ago. Churches, public
buildings, theaters and halls
make no pretense of being heat
ed at all.
Buch being the case, and the
native people wholly indifferent
to a winter temperature which
chills an American, the demand
for stoves is naturally not very
lively among them; but there are
some 11,000 or 4.000 foreigners
living here, and all fairly well
to do, besides the thousands of
travelers constantly coming and
going, all of whom prefer better
beated houses and hotels. The
Genoese himself enjoys the out
door air and puts on heavier
clothing only when lie comes in
side his "marble halls.”
Geologist Asserts Growing Mountain
Ranges Are Source of Danger
on Pacific Coast.
Disquieting to dwellers on the
Pacific seaboard, and profoundly
interesting to the geologists,
are the remarkable conclusions
drawn by Dr. C. Davidson, who
is au authority on the topic of
earthquakes, from the Ban Fran
cisco disaster. He says that in
the western United Btates we
are presented with mountains
in four stages of growth. In the
•Rockies we have ranges so an
cient that they have almost
ceased to grow; the Sierra Ne
vada another which is approach
ing old age; the coast ranges are
in the stage of youthful vigorous
growth, with the possibility of
long and active growth before
them; while still further to
the west, and not yet risen
above the ocean there seems to
lie an embryonic range of which
the San Francisco and other
earthquakes are the birth throes.
When the city on the beautiful
San Francisco harbor comes to
celebrate its millionth anniver
sarv its people may be able to
confirm or disprove this geologic
Did you notice those handsome
water bottles on the table, colonel?”
"Didn’t pay much attention to them.
Something used very little down our
Invisible to Boms.
“ Henry,” said Mrs. Meeker, as
she laid aside the paper, “I don’t
see the point to these everlast
ing jokes qbout a man being hen
"No, I suppose not, my dear,”
replied Mr. Meeker; “neither
docs the man.”
Myer—Your friend Cutter a)
wavs speaks well of everybody.
Gyer—Mere force of habit.
Myer—How’s that?
Gyer—He used to carve epi
taphs on tombstones.
TBs autumn season Is coming mors
and mors to bo recognised as a most
r table time for houaepalntlng. There
as frost deep la the wood to make
trouble for even the best job of paint
ing. aud the general seasoning of the
summer has put the wood Into good
condition la every way. The weather,
moreover, is mors likely to be settled
ter the necessary length of time to
allow all the coats to thoroughly dry. a
very important precaution. An old
and successful painter said to the
writer the other day: “House owners
would get more for their money if they
would allow their painters to take
more time, especially between coate.
Instead e< allowing barely time for the
snrfaoe to get dry enough not to be
lasky/ several days (weeks would
net be toe much) should be allowed
so that the eoet might set through
and through. It la inconvenient, of
course, but. If one would suffer this
slight Inconvenience, It would add two
or three years to ths life of the paint"
AU thla is assuming, of courss, that
ths paint used is the very best to
be had. The purest of white lead and
the purest of linseed oil unmixed with
any cheaper of the cheap mixtures,
often known as “White Lead.’’ and oil
which has been doctored with fish oil,
benzine, corn oil or other of the
adulterants known to the trade l are
used, all the precautions of the skilled
painter are useless to prevent the
' cracking and peeling which make
houses unsightly In a year or so and,
therefore, make painting bllla too fre
quent and costly. House owner
should have his painter bring the in
gredients to the premises separately,
white lead of some well known relia
ble brand and linseed oil of equal qual
ity and mix the paint jußt before ap
plying It. Painting need not be ex
pensive and unsatisfactory if the old
painter’s auggestions are followed.
The Iren Horse Spreads Knowledge
and Progress.
We have yet two decades to wait be
fore we can celebrate the centennial
anniversary of the birth of the railroad,
says “The World’s Progress,” In Four-
Track News for July. It Is a wonder
ful record, that eighty years of rapid
transit development, it has revolu
tionized the world commercially, so
cially and Intellectually. The Atlantic
and the Pacific have become near
neighbors; the inaccessible and there
fore valueless plains of the West have
been penetrated and brought Into
touch with the markets of the world:
New York and Chicago, that in the pio
neer days were weeks away from one
another, are now but eighteen hours
The railroad has entered Jerusalem:
It has pierced darkest Africa; It is
crossing the sands of Sahara; It scales
the side of Vesuvius; it bridges the
most forbidding chasms and tunnels
through mountains and under rivers.
The whistle of the locomotive is the.
voice of progress! The rails over
which it runs are steel bands that bind
nations into a great commercial broth
The rapid development of the world
along every desirable line since the lo
comotive became a factor In human af
fairs. Is all the argument necessary to
prove the railroad the greatest of all
civilizing Influences. A comparison or
the past eighty years with the thou
sands of centuries preceding furnishes
an eloquent proof of the far-reaching,
uplifting, industrial, ethical and edu
cational value of the railroad.
First Blght of Pike’s Peak.
Writing from Goodnight, 'Sexus, to
the Colorado Springs Gazette, Donald
Hewitt says:
Pika first saw the "grand peak" or
“great snow mountain,” as he Invari
ably calls It, at 2 o’clock on the after
noon of November 16, 1806. He was
then marching along the Arkansas
river a half dozen miles or less below
tho point at which the Purgatory or
I .as Animas river flows into tho Ar
kansas. This Is not far from the cen
ter of Bent county, Colorado. It is
exactly eighty miles in an air line from
Pueblo and 120 miles from the peak. A
study of Pike's Journal with a good
map at hand will determine the po
sition at that time with considerable
accuracy. The stages of his journey
on the days preceding November 15th
can be easily followed. The "two dry
creeks, and very high points of rocks”
passed early in the morning of the 15th
are to be found on the map. Nor Is
there the slightest doubt that "the
fork discovered before evening on the
south side bearing 8. 20 degrees W., is
the Purgatory or Las Animas river.
So far as I know no one has yet at
tempted to locate the hill to which
Pike refers when he says: "When our
small party arrived on the hill, they
with one accord gave three cheers to
the Mexican mountains.” Here is a
problem to be worked out by some
good eltlsen of Las Animas.
Died for His Hors*.
As accident showing such devotion
of a man for a dumb animal that he
was willing to give bis life to save it,
happened at Hartford. Connecticut
wben Frank Daly, aged twenty-eight,
was drowned in the Park river In res
cuing his horse. Chief, which, attached
to a heavy road wagon, had toppled
over an embankment. The horse
backed over an embankment and with
the wagon sank to the bottom of the
river, which is deep at this point. Daly
sprang In with a knife and stuck to
his task at tho bottom of the muddy
water, trying to cut the harness. Man
and beast were rising to the surface
when tho man waa struck in the head
by tho plunging horse’s hoofs, and he
somethin' mighty strange!
Always wlshtn* It would change;
Wlshla* twould get warm an’ then,
Wlskln* twould get 000 l again.
"Herel* cried young Kallow; "cant
yon tea eh up my mustache a little?"
•Til bo glad to, air." replied the bar
ber. “When do you expect to get It?"
Glasgow ElectHe Lines.
Glasgow municipal electrlo railway
accounts submitted recently show tha
gross rsvenue for the years was IV
128.420, the profits for the year being
9212,090, after 1125.000 had been ca*
ried to the common good fund.
Win aot pukt you nervous. Uk your dealer ar TW
M. Hyman Cigar Co.. 00 IT* Street, Deaven
A man who has made good doesn'tl
have to blow bis own born.
Denver Directory j
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