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Kidney Trouble Contracted by Thoifc sands in the Civil War. James W. Clay, 666 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, Md., says: "I was trou bled with kidney complaint from the time of the Civil war. There was constant pain in the back and head and the kid ney secretions were painful and showed a sediment. The first remedy to help mo was Doan's Kidney Pills. Three boxes made a complete cure and during five years past I have had no return of the trouble." Sold by all dealers. 50c a box. FOB ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. NO TEMPTATION. 77! Wag (referring to Miss Oldblrd)— Um, I should think it would be more suitable if she were standing under "elderberries" instead of mistletoe berries. TOLD TO USE CUTICURA. After Specialist Failed to Cure Her In tense Itching Eczema—Had Been Tortured and Disfigured But Was Soon Cured of Dread Humor. "I contracted eczema and suffered intensely for about ten months. At times I thought I would scratch my self to pieces. My face and arms were covered with large red patches, so that I was ashamed to go out. I was advised to go to a doctor who was a specialist in skin diseases, but I received very little relief. I tried every known remedy, with the same results. I thought I would never get bet ter until a friend of mine told me to try the Cuticura Remedies. So I tried them, and after four or five applications of Cuticura Ointment I was relieved of my unbearable itching. I used two sets of the Cuticura Remedies, and I am completely cured. Miss Barbara Krai, Highlandtown, Md., Jan. 9, *08." Potter Drag & Chcm. Corp., Solo Props., Boston. How to Know the Trees. There is an auctioneer whose "gift of gab" and native wit draw many purchasers to his sales, but some times he is the subject rather than the cause of amusement. The man's name is O. A. Kelley. Not Ions ago he had to sell, among other things, a lot of pine logs, and the day before the sale he went over them and marked the end of each log with his initials. On the clay of the auction an Irish man came along and immediately no ticed the logs with the letters on them. "O. A. K.," he read, loud enough for all round to hear. "Begorra, if 'tis not just like Kelley to deceive us into bel.aving thim pine logs are oak!"— Springfield Republican. Satisfaction. Stern Officer (on German frontlet Passport, sir! Gentle Graduate of Yale—Jerushy John! Forgot all about—that is, I did not know I had to show it here. I— well—hold on! Htere! (Produces a be ribboned and be-sealed document) Here you are at last. Excuse me, I did not know you were the proper officer. Officer (tries to read the Latin)—Ha —Dlictum—Ha—His Emporium—Ha! (Returns sacred parchment.) Yis, sare! It is sufficient! Axcuse mi! It is of the high royal household. Special envoy. Much apolige. Houury! Go at once. Graduate (relieved)—Great Scott! That was a close shave! That's the best thing a Yale diploma ever did for me. —From the Bohemian. Mice on the Pillow. "I'm not so much afraid of mice as some women," said she, "but I don't like them in my hair. The other night I finished a biscuit I was eating after I went to bed and naturally left some crumbs about, not meaning to, never thinking of mice. "Well, about the middle of the night I heard scampering, and there were the mice all over my hair, trying to get at those crumbs. "I tell you, I gave one shriek, sprang up, lighted all the gas in the room and sat up the rest of the night watch ing that pillow." HER MOTHER-IN-LAW Proved a Wise, Good Friend. A young woman out in la. found a Wise, good friend in her mother-in-law, Jokes notwithstanding. She writes: "It is two years since we began ras ing Postum in our house. I was great ly troubled with my stomach, complex ion was blotchy and yellow. After meals I often suffered sharp pains and would have to lie down. My mother often told me it was the coffee I drank at meals. But when I'd quit coffee I'd have a severe headache. "While visiting my mother-in-law I remarked that she always made such good coffee, and asked her to tell me how. She laughed and told me it was easy to make good 'coffee' when you use Postum. "I began to use Postum as soon as I got home, and now we have the same good 'coffee' (Postum) every day, and I have no more trouble. Indigestion is a thing of the past, and my complex Jon has cleared up beautifully. "My grandmother suffered a great deal with her stomach. Her doctor told her to leave off coffee. She then took tea but that was just as bad. "She finally was induced to try Postum which she has used for over a year. She traveled during the winter over the greater part of Iowa, visiting, something she had not been able to do for years. She says she owes her present good health to Postum." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read, "The Road to Weil ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason." Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They •re genuine, true, anil fall of human Interest. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT DEPOSED CHINESE PREMIER Yuan Shi Kai, premier of China, who has been stripped of all of his offices and power, was regarded as one of the most progressive states men of the oriental empire. After embarking on his official career he was chiefly occupied for many years with- military matters. He was among the first of Chinese officers to study for eign methods of organization and tactics and to appreciate the necessity for modernizing the Chinese army. He showed such capacity tljat he was de tailed to superintend the reorganization of the Corean army, and for a time, just prior to the China-Japan war, he was Chinese resident at Seoul. He served in the disastrous—to China— war against Japan without serious loss of repu tation and prestige, which marked him as a man of exceptional ability. Yuan was not the father of the reform movement in China, but he set it on its legs. Able and ambitious, he saw in the vacancy created by the death of Li Hung Chang his own opportunity to become the largest figure in Chinese politics. He had read the lessons of the China-Japan war and the "Boxer" dis order aright. He realized that a great change was inevitable. Reformers were already lifting their voices in the land had, in fact, been declaiming advanced doctrines for years whenever they dared, and some had suffered banishment or death in the cause. Yuan took stock of the condition of the empire, of the moribund and timid court party in Peking, and the signs of the times and he seems to have concluded that he could ride into power on a reform wave. It was Yuan who organized the modern Chinese army, dropped out the spearsmen and the bowmen and the bearers of stink-pots and the makers of loud noises, and substituted well drilled, khaki-clad soldiers, educated by European officers. During the Boxer uprising, with his well trained troops, Yuan was almost the only viceroy in China able to extend protection to foreign life and prop erty, and in his latter position, with extended powers, he had planned to make tbe Chinese national army a force to be reckoned with by any nation. He has been called the strongest man in China since Li Hung Chang. He is a thoroughly practical man and brought business methods to the adminis tration of the empire. He worked assiduously for the advancement of the middle kingdom, and his watchword was that China was capable of accom plishing just as much as had Japan. ENVOY TO VENEZUELA William I. Buchanan, who has gone to Vene zuela on the United States cruiser North Caro lina, is carrying in his inside pocket credentials from this government as a special commissioner. He is, according to the announcement officially given out in Washington, to look into conditions in Castro's dooryard and report. But there is a well-defined suspicion in the minds of many newspaper readers that he is likely to go further than that. The temper of Uncle Sam's present administration toward Castro has been of a sort lately to justify the suggestion that Vice-Presi dent Gomez, acting president of Venezuela dur ing Castro's absence, would find it very easily arranged to secure the strongest sort of support from the United States in case he should decide to defy the absent executive, grab the throne, turn out the remaining few of Castro's ministers, lieutenants, judges and friends, and enter into the right sort of a trade and reciprocal agreement with this country. Buchanan's diplomatic ability has been polished and finished by his con nection with several world's fairs. In fact, this especial form of amusement has become almost a passion with him. He first contracted the habit in 1890, when he was named by Iowa as its member of the World's Columbian commission which had charga of the Chicago fair. He was at the head of several allied departments of that exposition. He was director general of the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo in 1901, and has been connected in some capacity or other, actual or honorary, with most of the other big fairs held here. Incidentally, he was our first minister to Panama. NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR Correct Smoking. There is more tobacco per head con sumed in Belgium than in any other country in the world. It is therefore fitting, perhaps, that one of the favor ite pastimes of the menfolk should be smoking competitions, at which valu able prizes are awarded to the man who can make his pipeful of tobacco last the longest. The Brugsche Book ers club is the premier smokers' club of Belgium, and it was there that I witnessed one of the famous competi tions. The true art of smoking, ac cording to the standard set by Bel gium. consists in reducing the com Count von Bernstorff, successor to the late Baron Speck von Sternburg as ambassador from the court of Berlin to the United States, and who recently arrived in Washington, is a typical German in appearance. He is tall, of a slight figure, wears a blonde mustache, and is accom plished, cultured and splendidly educated. He speaks English fluently. He is athletic and looks remarkably young for his age, which is 46 years. Of distinguished appearance, he looks the picture of resourcefulness, and he is gifted to a degree with the attributes of character and disposition necessary to a diplomat. A year ago he was appointed consul general at Cairo. It was from that post that he came to Washing ton. He was born in London in 1862, when his father was stationed there as ambassador, and possesses his diplomatic capacity as much, possibly, from heredity as from his own experience. During the coronation he was secretary of the German embassy in St. Petersburg, and for five years was secretary of the German embassy in Lon don. He has had, in addition, wide experience on the continent of Europe and is regarded as one of the most accomplished men in the German foreign service. He began his diplomatic career in 1899, when he was made attache at Constantinople. From Turkey he was transferred to the foreign office in Ber lin, after which he served in various embassies at Belgrade, Dresden, St. Petersburg and Munich. When he went to London, in 1902, he won the favor of Smperor William by his work in ameliorating the ill-feeling against Ger many which prevailed in Great Britain. His detail to the Cairo post was his neit assignment. He was first diplomatic agent and consul general, but was raised to the rank of minister early in 1908. He is the fourth son of Count Albrecht von Bernstorff, who was a dis tinguished contemporary of Bismarck. He has an American-born wife. His father also married an American wife, Amerika Riedesel, Baroness Zu Eisen bach, who was born in New York. HEAD OF MARINE CORPS Gen. George F. Elliott, commander of the United States marine corps, is as much at a loss as the general public to tell the reason for the late order of President Roosevelt taking the marine corps off the battleships and relegating them to duty on land. Does it mean the gradual elimination of this splendid organization of fighting men? The marine corps was organized in 1775, and has since been an important institution in the naval department. It has added much glory to the story of American arms, and has played a prominent part in every great achievement the nation can boast. The marines have fought, bled and died in every war under the flag, and a simple recital of the deeds of heroism would fill •olumes. They were with John Paul Jones on the Bon Homme Richard when he fought the Serapis, and out of 137 men on that ship 49 were killed or wound ed before the British terror struck its colors. In the revolution, the war against Tripoli, the war of '12, the Mexican war, the Chinese Boxer uprising, the civil and the more recent wars they played an important part. Gen. Elliott is an Alabama man, who enlisted in the corps in 1870 and has been its commander since 1903. In the interim he has served in prac tically all the intermediate grades. The official records have much to say of his judgment and personal gallantry. bustion to a minimum, and yet never allowing the pipe to go out while a particle of tobacco remains in the bowl. The object is not to smoke quickly or much—we are not locomo tives bent upon producing force, but men on the quest of solace and en joyment.—Wide World Magazine. Scientific Wonders. A photographic plate, coupled with a telescope, discovers millions of stars whose light the retina of the eye could not appreciate the microphone makes the inaudible tread of a fly sound like the tramp of cavalrymen. DIET AND HEALTH By DR. J. T. ALLEN Food Specialist Author of "Eating for a Purport." "The Jfetv Carpel of Health," Etc. '13335333333333333353335m (Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.) WHAT MAKES GOOD BREAD Bread is the oldest of prepared foods. Long before fire was dis covered it was quite natural to pulverize the hard grains between stones, to moisten the meal thus made, press it into cakes and dry it in the sun. This was the original unleavened bread. Only the application of fire to cakes accidentally fermented by moisture and temperature was neces sary to produce the modern staff of life. Good bread will, alone, support life indefinitely. Thousands of our sturdy foreign laborers maintain good health and strength chiefly on coarse bread. I had an opportunity lately to examine a Dutch laborer, about 70 years old, who said he had lived all his life on rye bread and coffee, and he was in perfect health—in spite of the coffee. Thomas Parr, an English farmer, lived more than 150 year on "coarse bread, cheese, small beer and whey." The bread was probably rye, wheat being then used only by the wealthy. Bread has one advantage Over nuts as the chief staple food—bulk. The stomach is not absolutely necessary to the digestive process it is merely a receptacle for the mass of food taken at a meal, but has added the capacity for reducing the mass to a fine liquid before passing it on to the intestine or second stomach, where the work of digestion is completed. A German experimenter some years ago removed the stomach of a dog, after which it lived for several years, regaining most of its lost weight. The stomach has also developed the capacity for converting proteid, of which flesh, nuts and grains largely consist, into soluble peptone, the sub stance from which all the tissues are built. The same process is continued in the intestine, if all the proteid is not broken up and made soluble in the stomach. The conversion of starch Into sugar by the action of the saliva, begun in the mouth, continues in the stomach till the mass becomes saturated with the hydrochloric acid of the gastric fluid, secreted by the stomach, after which any starch re maining must run the risk of fermen tation before its digestion Is com pleted in the intestine. Experimenters who have lived on a nut and fruit diet for short times report a "craving" for other foods and this is the invariable experience, for a time, of those who adopt the "scientific" diet. Now a man of ma ture years and on whose word I can rely, who has been living on the sim ple diet for seven months, working as a merchant, full hours, informs me that this "craving" has entirely disap peared. Another, a manufacturer, says that he now, after about three months, enjoys a meal of whole wheat bread and peanuts or of prunes as well as he formerly enjoyed, while eating, a mixed meal, and of course never regrets it afterwards, as he for merely regretted overeating. The Italian laborer, working hard phys ically on rye bread, macaroni, garlic and beer, has no craving for oysters or pie or pork. The merchant above referred to commonly had a craving, formerly, on coming home from church or opera late, and would eat a second supper— and suffer. If all the elements necessary for the body's nutrition are supplied, there will be no desire for some unnatural food. We know that one who is eat ing a few slices of whole wheat, rye or corn bread and fruit at a separate meal, can not suffer for lack of any nutritive element, even if he eats no nuts or does not drink the glass of buttermilk before retiring. To contribute toward comfortably filling thef'stomach till it contracts to reasonable proportions, which it does gradually, for it is an elastic muscle, the best food to supplement nuts is whole-wheat bread or an ideal com bination of the cereals to be indicated presently. Each of the cereals has distinguish ing qualities, making it in one or more respects superior to all the others. Rice is about 80 per cent, starch. It is more easily digested than any of the other cereals, but It (milled rice) is deficient in albumen and the mineral elements of nutrition. It is superior to potatoes as an energy and heat producer and costs little more, since the former contains so much water. Corn contains more oil that wheat. Corn meal is light and has a bene ficial effect upon elimination. It is more heating than wheat. Oats is the richest of the cereals. It contains more fat and more min eral salts than wheat, but its starch cells are encased in coarse cellulose fibers, so that it must be very thor oughly cooked to make its starch di gestible. The rolled oats are pref erable to the steel cut. Rye contains less mineral matter than wheat, but its starch is equal to that of rice. Artificial digestive tests showed it to be 12 times more digestible than wheat starch. It fol lows that the objections urged against fine wheat''starch bread do not apply to rye bread. The starch of rye bread is practically digested beyond the dan ger of fermentation. No doubt this explains the superior health of those who live on rye bread. The Roman gladiators were fed on rye, wheat and corn. JIow, considering the peculiar fea tures of corn, rye and wheat, it is ev ident that a much better bread could be made from a combination of these than from either peparately. The mixture of a little corn ni'cal and wheat with rye makes the bread lighter and more laxative. Bread should be cut into slices and allowed to dry to some extent at least before being eaten. The less soft cereal food is eaten the better, especially for children. The tendency is td swallow soft food with little mastication. The teeth, however,- can be properly developed and maintained only by ejating hard food. The objections urged against fresh white bread do not apply equal* ly to toast. The starch of which toast, zwieback, or rusk, chiefly con sists has been largely converted into sugar by dry heat. This is easily digested, being open to the action of the digestive fluids. Hence for per sons of weak digestion it is much su perior to fresh bread—so far as the supply of heat and muscular force is concerned only. Crackers are inferior to toast, especially if soaked in soup or other liquid. Entire wheat bread is not adapted to toasting, its albumen being already too much coagulated for the best nu trition. Evidently cheese should not be toasted. Boiled potatoes are the better for toasting so far as the starch element is concerned, providing no fat be used. Fried potatoes are a pro* lific source of dietetic troubles. One may be eating sufficient albu men, starch, fat and sugar, which con stitute 95 per cent, or more of all solid nutriment the body needs, and yet may become weak, sickly, ineffi cient and finally die for lack of proper nourishment. For perfect nutrition we must have in the blood, in addi-, tion: Potash, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, sulphur, chlorine and fluorine. Potash is essential in every part of the body, but especially in the brain and nerve centers. In all nerve disorders it is found to be deficient in the blood. Perhaps the quick wit of the Irish is due, partly, to the abundant supply of potash and phos phorus they have got for centuries from potatoes and wheat, which form so large a part of their diet. The best sources of potash are: Beans, pota toes, peanuts, wheat, lettuce, prunes, cucumbers, meat, walnuts. Sodium is found in every tissue of the body. Without it the processes of nutrition could not be carried on. Sodium is one of the elements of com mon salt, but it is not necessary to eat salt to get chlorine. Many careful investigators, including a physician of my acquaintance who has studied the subject assiduously for many years, say that common salt is in jurious. Certainly the average per son eats far too much of it, weakening the kidneys and exciting the delicate organism. I have demonstrated that there is enough sodium and chlorine in peanuts and wheat. The best sources of sodium are Milk, spinach, wheat, lentils, barley, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, figs, ap ples, eggs, nuts. Sulphur seems to be very important in nutrition, for the average body con tains about three ounces of it. Mrs. Squeers discovered that when given in crude mineral form it has an effect opposite to that which it is probably designed to serve. Its best sources of natural supply are: Potatoes, beans, horseradish, peanuts, figs, lettuce, olives, barley, milk, meat, eggs, oats, wheat. White flour contains none. Iron is a very necessary element in the blood. White bread contains none of it, milk a small percentage. The foods richest in iron are: Len tils, lettuce, peas, figs, nuts, rye, wheat, apples, grapes, prunes, oats, onions. Calcium is very necessary for the formation of bone, especially in chil dren. Its best sources are: Milk, figs, eggs, cocoanut, beechnuts, onions, wheat, rye, meat, potatoes, corn. Chlorine is necessary for the forma tion of gastric fluid, used in digestion. It also has an important influence in the oxygenation of the blood. Its best sources are: Milk, cocoanut, let tuce, nuts, cabbage, potatoes, eggs, corn, beans, meat, fish, wheat. Fine white flour contains no chlorine. Silicon gives hardness to the bones, hair, nails, etc. Its best sources of supply are: Lettuce, cabbage, figs, oats, barley, wheat, nuts. Fluorine seems to give elasticity to the veins and muscles. It is best sup plied by lettuce, potatoes, figs, onioas, nuts, milk, wheat, rye, olives, apples, grapes. Magnesium is always found in the blood, though there is some doubt as to its office. Its best sources are: Nuts, beans, wheat, milk, oats, com, lettuce, rye, potatoes. Phosphorus is essential to the growth of the cells. Brain and nerve energy seem to depend largely upon the supply of phosphorus. It is very important to supply ample phosphorus in the food of growing children and brain workers. One-twelfth of the solid matter of the brain is phosphorus. The old theory that fish supply an ex traordinary amount of phosphorus seems not to be well founded. The foods that best supply phosphorus are: Beans, peas, milk, wheat, rye, corn, eggs, nuts, potatoes, meats, fish, figs, carrots, cabbage. It is now clear that all the element! of nutrition are supplied by bread, nuts, fruits, milk and meat. If one is satisfied that meat is injurious he can gradually eliminate that from his dietary. I have shown in a previous article why buttermilk is better for the adult than sweet milk, and I ad vise it in every case. It is the various compounds of the mineral elements that are so impor tant in the processes of nutrition. So important are they that a school of medicine, biochemistry, has been based upon their administration. Iron, sulphur or phosphorus may be found deficient in the blood as in* dicated by symptoms, but you cannot furnish sulphur to the blood by drink ing a solution of sulphur water. Min eral food must go through the vege table or animal. If we want iron or sulphur we must eat lettuce, eggs, meat, peanuts, wheat or other nuts or cereals. The vegetables, especially beans, lettuce, potatoes and nuts, are richest in the' mineral salts. Nuts contain, everything considered, the best supply. I shall deal more fully with this phase of nutrition in the chapters on "The Diet Cure" and that on "Cooking." "BOB" MELDRUM TO CLEAN OUT 1 WYOMING! CATTLE RUSTLERS, fjjrpteal Gun Fighter Will Be F^ted Against Unknown Number of Desperadoes Men Who Know Say He Will Win. Denver, Col.—"Bob" Meldrum, a typ ical gun-fighter of frontier days, has been given the job of "cleaning out" the cattle rustlers who have been ma king life miserable for the cattlemen in one of their last western strong holds—the Little Snake river country, on the Colorado-Wyoming line, near Utah. jpitting one man against a band of outlaws who would just as soon kill a hijman being as a steer, does not look lilfe the accepted idea of "fair play," bi|t those who know "Bob" Meldrum h^ve.no fears as to the outcome. The cattlemen of the Little Snake river country are backing the sinewy, keen eyed deputy sheriff against all the "bad men" who infest that part of the country. For years the country adjoining the Little Snake river has been the haunt of characters more or less undesir able. It is a wild and unfrequented iduntry, remote from railroads. On the vast ranges run countless thousands of cattle and sheep. There have been bloody conflicts between the cattle and sheep men, but finally their dif ferences were adjusted through the recognition of a "dead line." The sheep are kept north of the Color ado-Wy oming line, and the cattle range south of that line, except when being driv. en to the railroad for shipping pur poses. Before this "dead line" was estab lished clashes were frequent between herders- and cowboys, and many par- 7A 003 ATEJLDMUS1 Oh tisans of the sheep and cattle barons lost their lives in duels with rifles. Cattle rustling used to be a flourishing industry in this locality also, and some of the old log cabins along the Little Snake river have been the gath ering places of bands of desperate out. laws, ready for any mischief, from cat tle rustling to robbing trains. "Bob" Meldrum made his reputation as deputy at Baggs, where he broke up the rustler army and drove the last one out of the country. Meldrum's fame as a gun fighter spread and he was in active demand wherever there was trouble. He was for some time employed by the mine owners of Cripple Creek and Tellur ide, during Colorado's bloody war of mining interests. Later he appeared at Boise during tbe Haywood-Moyer trial. Always his appearance on the scene resulted in a sudden quieting of boisterous spirits. Men who had an nounced that they "were hunting for trouble," vanished when the trouble appeared in the form of this quiet, de termined gun fighter, whose revolv er handle is so notched with death scars that it looks as if a bear had been chewing it. During Meldrum's absence from the Little Snake river country, the indus try of cattle rustling showed a decided revival, until now it is said to be al most as flourishing as it was before the day of Tom Horn. The cattle own ers claim that there is a regular sys tem of "railroading" stock out of the country. They say that most of the "homesteaders" who have taken out small ranches along the Little Snake valley and its vicinity are not legiti mate ranchmen, but are cattle rust lers, who "pass on" the stolen stock Into Wyoming and Utah. In this way, it is claimed, thousands of head of cat tle are being rustled every year. It Is to break up this system that ."Bob" Meldrum has been called upon. The nervy gun fighter knows bis men, and he knows just the capacity for re sistance in each. As a general rule Meldrum never has recourse to his weapon with which he has established such a record in the west. He fixes his hard blue eyes on his victim, and the individual generally "vamooses" or goes quietly to durance. Bets are being made in the cattle country that Meldrum will have the rustlers "cleaned out" in three months. Others are betting that he will meet his death on the lonely range from some assassin's bullet. A Tantalizing Trip. Miss Astorbilt—What is the matter with your father? Is he suffering from seasickness? Miss Yellowbacks—Oh, no but it al ways makes pa blue to cross the At lantic. It makes him so sore to think that he can't buy up the land under the ocean "and charge the steamship companies big rent for the privilege of passing over it.—Puck. His Funeral Pile. "The man who works himself to death," says the Philosopher of Folly, ''finds that his money is nothing but his 'funeral piW WENT BACK Oti HIs'sONG? Exasperated Composer Glad to Prove Words Were False. George Christie, nephew of—the noted minstrel man, and himself a well known composer, says that be never was sorry but once that lie helped write a song. When Bert Fitzgibbon came to hlm with the lyric of a song called "You Can't Stop Your Heart from Beating" young Christie most enthusiastically set to work to put music to it, but now he's sorry. It happened this way —Christie occupied the adjoining room to a hewly married couple who were very much in love. The husband had learned Christie's song and all day long he sang it to his bride. In the morning before break fast his accordion plaited tenor voice warbled "You Can't Stop Your Heart from Beating for the Girl You Love." After lunch it was the same and as a good night solo he rendered it. The last straw was added to the camel's back when the bride learned the song and the love-struck couple sang the song in barber shdp harmony. This was too much for Christie and he left the hotel, sorry that he had ever written the song. Passing a neighboring drug store, an idea struck him, and he entered and purchased a bottle of carbolic acid. Wrapping it up in a neat pack age he presented it through the bell boy to the honeymooners with a note that simply read: "This will stop your heart from beating. Use it!" CAUGHT. "I'll give you a penny if you can spell fish." "C-o-d." "That ain't fish." "What is it. then?" The Common Strata. The stress of life may touch some lightly, may appear to pass others by, but most men whom we meet, with whom we deal, who work for us or for whom we work, know well the common stress of humanity. If in all our human relations this thought could be kept before us it would revolutionize life. We would be humanized—ennobled. We would care for men as men. We could not escape the transforming realiza tion of an actual brotherhood if we recalled and thought upon the un deniable fact of our own part in the universal brotherhood of the com mon strain.—Schuyler C. Woodhull, in The Bellman. Wagner Fooled the Critics. Here is a story of Wagner's visit to London in 1855: After the first Phil* harmonic concert the critics re proached him for conducting a Bee thoven symphony without the score. At the second concert, to satisfy his audience, Wagner had a "partition" on his desk, which he frequently con sulted. The critics declared the im provement was marked. The score, however, was Rossini's "Barbier de Seville." Advice to Mothers. Be positive with the children. Lay down the law. It is remarkable how soon they discover when you are in earnest. Do not go to the breakfast table in a flurry, but stop long enough to count 100 slowly, and then enter with a calm manner determining that there will be no squabbling. It is natural for the young animal to scrap, and while not criminal, still it must be checked to self-control. CATARRH IN HEAD. Pe-ru-na—Pe-ru-na. I MR. WMI A. PRE88ER. MR. WILLIAM A. PRESSER, 1731 Third Ave., Moline, 111., writes: "I have been suffering from catarrl in the head for the past two monthi and tried innumerable so-called reme dies without avail. N one knows how I have suffered not only from the di» ease itself, but from mortification when in company of friends or strangers. "I have used two bottles of your med« icine for a 6hort time only, and ii effected a complete medical cure, and what is better yet, the disease has not returned. "I can most emphatically recommend Peruna to all sufferers from this dis' ease." Read This Experience- Mr. A. Thompson, Box 65, B. B. 1, Martel, Ohio, writes: '"When I began your treatment my eyes were inflamed, jtose was stopped up half of the time, and was sore and scabby. I could not rest at night on account of continual hawking and spitting. "I had tried several remedies and wai about to give up, but thought I would try Peruna. "After I had taken about one-third oi a bottle I noticed a difference. I am now completely cured, after suffering with catarrh for eighteen years. "I think if those who are afflicted with catarrh would try Peruna they would never regret it." Peruna is manufactured by the Peruna Drug Mfg. Co., Columbus, Ohio, Ask your Druggist for Free Pertuu Almanac for 1909.