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Escaped Terror of Many Wlnteri by Using Pe-rr-1. Isiac Crock, 120 Years sf As. Mr. Isiiac Brock, of MiLennnn county. Tex., is an anient friend to Porunu ana epeuks of it In the following terms: "Dr. Unrtnmn's remedy, Peruna, I have fonud to ne the best, if nut the onlv relia ble roinedv for UOUU1IS. COL US, CA TARRH and diarrhea. "Vevnnn ha been utand-by for many yearn, and I attribute myunnd tiealth and my extreme aye to tht remedy. It exactly meet all my re quirements. "I have come to rely upon it almost entirely for the many little things for which 1 need mlicine. I believn.it to be specially v&luuble to old people." Imuic Brock. The Undesirable Bachelor. English bachelors should take warn ing and Join the ranks of the bene dicta before the Government lev:ci a tax upon their single blessedness. It Is claimed that the unmarried man 4oea not bear his share of the bur den of taxation because he pays only the Income tax and indirect taxation for one person, while the average married man pays both of these In tjtddltlon to nn "inhabited house duty," local rates and indirect taxes for the average family of four. Obviously the married man Is At a disadvan tage. The stability and power of a state are closely concerned 'With its mar ried population, and bachelorhood was discouraged even among the ancients, often by a loss of certain political rights. Statistics show that in Ens land the number of bachelors is In creasing. Unmarried men of 20 year and upward have increased 20 more per 1,000 in the decade between lS'.il and 1901. The annual report of the Registrar-General recently Issued shows that the proportion of bache lors per 1,000 males of 15 years and upward was 388 In 1871 and 4-1 In 1901. A tax upon bachelorhood Is not al together Improbable, bicanss we can find precedents for It in EngHsh law at times when the nation's expendi tures were abnormally grat. During the reign of William III. every unmar ried man above the age of 25 years waa compelled to pay a special tax, varying from Is, to 12 10s., accord ing to the person's Income. This was levied until 1706. In 1785 bachelors' aervanta were taxed at a higher Tato than were ordinary domestics, and -Ave years later Pitt's graduated In- come tax was more severe upon the unmarried than upon the married men. Truly, the bachelor needs be- -avare! Harper's Weekly. The Eisleat Way. She And knowing my sentiment oo the subject, did that odious Mr. Dinks Insult you by offering you a drink? lie That's what Mr. Blnka did. She And how did you roseut it? He (meekly) I swallowed the in ult. Baltimore American. XEW IDEA Helped Wis. Couple. It doesn't pay to stick too closely' to old notions of things. New Idea "-often lead to better health, success and happiness. A Wis. couple examined an Idea inew to them and stepped up several 'rounds on the health ladder. The Ihusband writes: "Several years ago we suffered from coffee drinking, were sleepless, nervous, sallow, weak, and Irritable. My wife and I bath loved coffee and thoue'jt It was a bracer." (delusion). "Finally, after years of suffering, we read of Postum and the harmful ness of coffee, and believing that to trow we should give some attention to new Ideas, we decided to test Pos tum. "When we made It right we liked It and were relieved of ills caused by coffee. Our friends noticed the change fresher skin, sturdier nerves, better temper, etc. "Those changes were not sudden, but relief Increased as we continued to drink and enjoy Postum, and we lost the desire for coffee. "Many of our friends did not like Postum at first, because they did not make it right. But when they boiled Postum according to directions on ikg., until it was dark and rich they liked it better than coffee and were benefited by the chance." "There's "-a Reason." ? Name given by Postum Co., Battle iCreek, Mich. Read "The Road to pVellvillo" in pkgs. J Ever read tlio alovo letter? A new vim) apcnr rom time to time. They o0r(. gi nulne, true, and lull of human aDitcrest. CHAPERONE HER SENTENCE. In the sentence handed out to an eloping pair by Judge Wtsner, of Flint, Mich. j there Is a warning to all others who may be contemplating a similar Btep. Grance Conger, a young married woman, who ran away to New York State with Orson Brooks, pleaded guilty and was placed on pro bation for a period of three years, during which time she is forbidden to leave her home at night except In the company of an adult member of the family, nor can she entertain com pany in her home unless a relative be present. In addition to this the young woman must report to the Court every sixty days. Brooks, who also pleaded guilty, was sentenced to from six months to three years in the Ionia Reforma tory. LIVE IN THE BUSH. Many Australian girls live right up In the bush, or "stations," which are miles away from any town or village, and their time Is largely occupied with riding and driving; they are as much at borne on a horse as a duck is in the water, and think nothing of riding twenty miles or so to pay a visit, says a writer In Woman. House hold duties claim a share of their time, however, and any day they are liable to be left without servants and with a house full of visitors, but are In no wise daunted by such an occurrence. Then the bush girl comes down to the capital for the season, far from appearing a country bump kin or a tomboy after her free and open-air life, she is as much at home in a ballroom as any town-bred girl, as neat and well-dressed as Jf she had never ridden barebacked over wild tracts of country, with little thought of appearances. Sydney Review. ANSWERED CONGRESSMAN JEN KINS. The clubwomen of Wisconsin say that In the recent election they an swered a question put by Congress man John Jenkins while he was chair- Stewed Sweetbreads. Frequently the sweetbreads are not used because of the ignorance of their value on the part of the butcher. Those from a young animal are tender, and fully as delightful as the brains, and they are easily cooked. ' To stew them, wash and remove all the skin and fat. Put Into a pan with cold water enough to cover; let come to a j boll; throw them at once into cold water; this makes them firm; then chop them and stew la a very little water until tender; pour off the water; add butter, pepper, salt and a ' cup of new milk or cream and a bit of chopped parsley; t stew a few minutes. Serve hot. It is very nice to line the ' dish with toast and pour the mixture over. o j .2- g o m 08 s man of the Committee on the Judic iary In the House of Representatives. Throughout his term of office Con gressman Jenkins refused to make any committee report whatsoever upon the proposed sixteenth amend ment. Ho opposed the child labor bill and the bill for a Federal bureau in the interest of children. When the bill for the investigation of the conditions attending the work of women and children was before the Committee on the Judiciary he is re ported to have asked: "What has Congress to do with women and children?" In the recent election Congressman Jenkins was retired. The clubwomen of Wisconsin boast that they were directly responsible for the defeat of Mr. Jenkins and by that defeat they answered 1 his question. New York Sun, AN ATTITUDE TOWARD WAGES. "I knew Sadie Foster spoke the truth in this description of the atti tude toward wages of the employer of 'unskilled labor' in department storeB. It is sufficient for the em ployer to know that there are hun dreds of girls 'Just ns good' to be had where these come from, and that he runs a very small chance of los ing a 'star' girl ih turning down a 'flip' one w'ho wants more wages. Capable saleswomen are so few and far between that they are tagged as carefully as lepers at large in the city, and their history and where abouts kuown to a ruluute. There, is no union behind these women workers to push their demands, nor are there State laws to protect them, even in the matter of the long hours of standing. In a few States there are luws requiring employers to pro vide seats, but there are no laws forcing the employer to allow them to be used t the will of the worker." From an article in Smith's Mag azine on "The Store Cirl's Chance," by Annette Austin. WOMAN WHO IS ALWAYS RIGHT. We have all met her, the woman who lays down the law, and most of ub regret the meeting. No matter what is under discus sion, she lias her opinion and docs not hesitate to prorlaim it. That the knows nothing of the subject iiiRlies no difference in her vocifro;iHneK?. Her Voice is usually rasping, iior words staccato and her emphasis sharp. She may not intend to be dis agreeable, but the effect is not altered by Intentions. The irritation of a disturbed hor nets' nest is mild compared with the feelings aroused by the layer down of the law. Even when In the right her wisdom Is hated on general prin ciples. She can stir up more opposition than a motion to raise taxes. You go out of your way to thwart her, and make yourself uncomfortable doing what she does not wish. Silent protest or open pugnacity is the usual attitude of her hearers. The good-tempered sufferer revels when the town regulator strikes a scrapper. Tact Is not her long suit. The mure reason there Is for silence the louder Is her expression of opinion. Her knowledge of where her own business ends is scant. It is the layer down of the law who can be depended upon to say the wrong thing every time. She It is who makes it her business to take a meek little wife to task for her hus band's shortcomings or widens a breach by telling both combatants their duty. If only she kriew how great is her conceit! Most people find regulating their own lives so difficult that they are slow to think themselves capable of including the rest of mankind In their managing. Seeing both sides Is not her chief characteristic. Her way is the right way, and woe to the one who differs! Argulug Is as futile as the fight with old age. You might understand her better if Bhe were ever In the wrong. To be able Just once to convince the regu lator that her opinion is unfounded we would cheerfully consent to be "bossed" the rest of our days. She would bo easier to bear it ber rulings were from the height of su-, perlorlty. Too often the director of the morals and manners of others is .far from being Invulnerable herself, New York Times. Cuffs turn back and are slightly pointed. Buttons still hold a high place In the trimming world. Arabian hoods in pale shades go with theatre cloaks. Good gray Bhades are mole, ele phant and London smoke. Short-walsted fashions are likely to give way soon to normal lines. Cloth of gold strips with Persian embroidery make beautiful trimming. There is a revival of embroidered clocks and heavy crow toes on stock ings. Cloaks of lace and moussellne are In evidence along with handsome din ner gowns. With hats, as with gowns and wraps, black is the most popular dye of the season. Catawba, wisteria and amethyst are fashionable shades, and hunters' green is also in demand. Hats are so big that they not only come to the eyebrows, but sit well down upon the back of the neck. The patchpocket, with embroidered monogram on the flap, Is a favorite touch upon the plain shirt waist. Some rather pretty combs are be ing shown with the tops arranged ao that a ribbon can be threaded through. Necklaces of pearl, Jade, coral and turquoisa-beadj In graduated sizes are finished with loop tassels of the tini est beads. Coats this season are cither cut away from the front, without more than seven or eight inches of basque, or they nre full three-quarter length; there are no half-length models. A high Parisian millinery author ity declares that, following the vivid and deep colors that have reigned for two years past, this season will see a return to soft nnd light tluts In headgear. . Waists of colored mourseline or chiffon, lined with gold or silver tls E'j?, are the newest accompaniments for coitt and skirt mils. The chlffou for moussellne i In all cases of th ' color of the gown. r ) yrt We know of no other medicine which has been so suc cessful in relieving the suffering of women, or secured so many genuine testimonials, as has Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. In almost every community you will find women who have been restored to health by Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg etable Compound. Almost every woman you meet ha9 either been benefited by it, or knows some one who has. In the Pinkham Laboratory at Lynn, Mass., are files con-" tainingover one million one hundred thousand letters from women seeking health, in which many openly state over' their own signatures that they have regained their health by taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has saved many women from surgical operations. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is made ex clusively from roots and herbs, and is perfectly harmless. The reason why it is so successful is because it contains ingredients which act directly upon the female organism, restoring it to healthy and normal activity. Thousands of unsolicited and genuine testimonials such as the following prove the efficiency of this simple remedy. Minneapolis, MIrin.: " I was a Treat sufferer from female troubles which caused a weakness unci broken down condition of the system. I read so much of what Lydia 12, I'inkham'g Vegetable Compound had done for other suf ferine women, I felt sure It would help me, and I must say it did help mo wonder fully. Within three months I wns a perfectly well woman. "I -want tills letter made public to show the benefits to be derived from I.ydia K. lMnkham's Vegetable Compound." Mrs. JolmCi.Molilan, 21 1C (Second St. North, Minneapolis, Minn. Women who are suffering from those distressing ills peculiar to their sex should not lose sight of these facts or doubt the ability of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to restore their health. Causa for Alarm. An elderly patient In the Tennea oe mountain region ivas suffering from a malady, the remedy lor which the doctor prescribed In the form of capsules. The old woman trusted her cnedlcal adviser, but for medicine she evinced much suspicion. Some time after she had taken tho capsules she waa asked by her son how she felt. "Porely." "Don't you want nuthln' to eat?" "No." "Soon, however, the old woman arose from her bed and took her seat in a rocking chair. Thinking that tho attention would be gratefully receiv ed, the aon filled her .pipe, and tak ing a live coal from the hearth, car ried both to his mother. Take that away, son!" yelled the old woman, in the utmost fright. "Don't you know better'n to come near me when I've got them cartridges In me?" San Francisco Star. "The Gentleness of Power." Sir: Your correspondent is aot, perhaps, aware that the phrase in used by many of our English poets. Barry Cornwall, In "The Sea Is Calm," has It this way: So mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed. And sleep, how oft, in thoughts that gentlest be. Leigh Hunt, in his sonnet "On a Lock of Milton's Hair," says: "Pa tience and gentleness is power." And Shakespeare lias phrased it for all time in "Twelfth Night," 11 1:45: The gentleness of all the gods go with thee. C. A. H. in the Evening Post How He Spent His Half-Holiday. A young man was Industriously Wheeling a perambulator along fie pavement in front of his residence. "My dear!" came a voice from an upper window. "What's the matter?" he shrieked back. And ho went on wheeling. An hour latr the same voice am from the sam? wlndotv. "George, dear!" "Well, -what's the matter now?", he shouted. "This, George ear you've been wheeling Lottie's doll all the afternoon! Let baby have a turn new!" PMladel. pma Inquirer. Nautical T am sorry to your wife lef; ly." tht ir a Everything Depends on the Viewpoint "Mr. Wilson," said the head of th firm, "1 understand that you are personal friend of Mr. Splnks." "That la true, slrl" said Wilson. "Well, I wish you'd try to collect this account from him. None of our collectors can turn the trick, and it' a long time overdue." Wilson . agreed to try. The next morning his lace wore a curious ex presalon. "What auocess?" asked the head of the firm. "That depends upon the point of view," said Wilson. "You see, I call ed last night and saw the old man. Mr. Splnks,' I began, 'I've called to osk you If whereupon the old man butted In with: " That's all right, my boy.' he saW. 'You can. have her. I trust you'll b happy.' , "Then lie added that I should Hud Alice in the drawing room, and snut the door on mo." From Judge. Canned Music for the Klovws. Chief Lone Wolf, head of the Kiowa Indian tribe, la a lover of the pbono Itraph. Heretofore he has been buy ing records made for the palefaces, hut Thursday he took a new tura and came In town, secured the ter vices of Vem Lovett and an attach ment to make records, drove him to Ms allotment south of town, where a number of fedmen had gathered. Vern operated Uie machine while the Indians lectured and nang Into the Instrument He then tad the ma chine run off the newly-made records, much to the delight of the Indians, who danced .bout the machine. II bart Republican. Magnetized Matches. People who travel dally on electrle railways or cars often havs great difficulty In getting their watches to go properly, as the electricity magne tlzea them. Here Is a simple test to show whethei a watch Is magnet! or not. Place a small compass over the open part of the Inner case. the -watrth Is magnetized the polnt"r on the compass will Tevolve. If h pointer remains quite still, the watch Is not effected. lndlannpollc News. Handsome and Lseful DB- ' "That's a handsome dog you kf. tald a- wayfarln? ir-nn to the Pro prietor of a Hiphlnnd Inn where tie was lately sojourning. "Aye, aye," was tle Appreciative re ply; "an' ho will be a useful des s well. I haven't wailied a pla'e lnie 1 got him, whatever." TUBUS.