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THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1902. I'er bottle. 51.25 1.00 1.00 S 1.00 90 75 appetite.) 1.00 ?ef gallon. $4.00 3.50 3.00 2.50 XXX.. 2.00 XX.. .1.75 X....1.50 3.00 52.00 2.50 1.50 ?3.00 4.00 2.50 51.75 1.50 1.00 2.70 E. on TO MOTHERS rs. J. H. Kaskins, of Chicago. fill., Presidoiil ('liiciiijo Arcade Club, Addresses t'oiufortiiie Words to Women Itegurding Childbirth. MATTERS IN VERMONT, THE NEWS OF THE STATE BEIEFLY TOLD Peak Mrs. Pinkham: Mothers il not dread childbearing- after they w the value of T.ydia K. Pink- am Cl'l!H KIIIIIMM11IU. Fhile I loved children I dreaded the deal, for it left ine weak and sick MRS. J. II. 1M SKINS. I for months after, and at the time I thought death was a. welcome relief; bnt before mv last child was born a pood neighbor advised Ijj'diaE.Pinlt La ui's Vegetable Compound, and I used that, together with your Pills and Sanative Wash for four months before the child's birth; it brought me wonderful relief. I hardly had an ache or pain, and when the child was ten days old I left my bed strong- in health. Every spring- and fall I now take abottleof LytliaK.Pinkliam's Veg etable Compound, and find it keeps me in continual excellent health." Una. J. H. Haskins, 3248 Indiana Ave., Chicago, 111. $5000 forfeit If about testimo nial Is not genuine. C'aro and careful counsel Is wliat tlie expectant and would-be mother needs, and this counsel she can secure without cost by writing to Sirs. Pinkham at Jjynn, Mass. Grand Encampment of Odd Fellows at Lud- low-Miss Stone, the Missionary, to Lecture in VermontHow the Beef Trust Helps Farmers Barnard Bestores Its Liquor Agency Montpelier Printers' Strike Settled. The May term of supreme court on- ened at Montpelier Tuesday with the line case or the town of Keadsboro vs. Woodford. A long term is expected. At the special town meeting in Barn ard in connection with the re-estab lishment of the town liquor agency the vote lor abolishment was rescinded and the ngenoy will be restored. The Kepublican convention for the first congressional district to nominate a candidate for congressman, will be held in Burlington June 18, the day before the state convention at Mont pelier. A severe snowstorm swept through Enosburg Fulls for 10 hours Friday following a gale of wind and rain. Much damage appears to have been done to vegetation. Two or three inches of snow fell in northern Ver mont. Charles Chniimnn, manaser of the Howe opera house, St, Johnsbury. has secured the lecture rights for Vermont of Mrs. Ellen M. Stone, the ransomed missionary. Miss Stone will give four ur five lectures in Vermont at places where good houses are assured. George Aitken, of the state board of agriculture, has received a shipment of 50,0(10 trout fry for his preserve in Ply mouth and expects to add about .'iO.OOO more in a short t ime. The Meccane club, which also owns a preserve in Plymouth, has also stocked their lake with ubout GT,(J00 fry. The stockholders of the Rutland rail road company met Monday and rati fied the car trust agreement made be tween the company and the American Loan it Trust company, trustee, under date of March 1, 11KI2, and also the issue of l,f00,000 of. bonds of said railroad company, issued under the terms of the same agreement. The Vermont Homeopathic Medical society held its B2d annual meet ing at Montpelier May 14-15. The Vermont Dairymen's association will hold its next annual meeting in Rutland in January, l'Mi. Prominent speakers have already been engaged to address the meeting. The death of Madame U. F. Uraley, one of the wealthiest women in New England and prominent through her many gifts to universities, was an nounced in ISarre Tuesday. Fire broke out in the factory of the New England Mfg. Co., at Bradford Thursday evening, and before it was got under control had caused several thousand dollars damage to the, build ing, machinery and stock. The prop erty was insured. The threatened strike of the mem bers of Montpelier Typographical un ion was settled Tuesday. The propo sition of the employers for a nine-hour day, to go into etlect July 1 next, was accepted by the union. The original demand of the printers included a min imum wage of $12 per ween. P. W. Clement, high license and lo cal option candidate for governor will make a carriage tour of Rutland coun ty towns week after next speaking in several towns each day. Beginning Monday, May 20, he will speak as fol lows: Monday, Sherburne, l'itt.sfield, Chittenden and Mendon : Tuesday, J llubbardton. Benson and Sudbury:' Wednesday, Wells, Tinmouth and Dan- I by: Thursday, Mount Holly, Shrews bury and Clarendon: Friday, Middle T HE JOY OF RETURNING 'Tull in the oars, Rose, and let us drift down the stream a bit." I obeyed willingly, for It was a warm day, and I realized after an hour's steady rowing that thd charms of the riverside could be better appreciated when the hands were idle. Lenniug back in my cushions, I listened to the drone of the bees and the musical lap ping of the water against the sides of the boat, watching meanwhile the va rying expressions which flitted over my companion's face. ' "How sweet and peaceful It nil is here," she half mused. "Just a day for confidences. Tell me, Rose, have I j ever kept a secret from you?" i "Not to my knowledge," I returned. "Well, there is one big secret which i I have always kept locked up In my j own heart, the only one, I think, that I j ever refrained from confiding to you. I I am going to tell you It now. How I long Is It since I first came to live with you?" "Two years," I answered somewhat j anxiously, "and the happiest two years ! of my life. Don't say you are thinking j of leaving me yet awhile." j "Did It never strike yon as being n THE PEDDLER'S RUSE "It ain't a very pleasant story," said the landlord of the Long Pack, "but I like to tell It sometimes just to remind myself that the worst thing a man can have In this world Is a hot, obstinate temper. ! "You see, I came to this coast soon j after the gold fever broke out and set- j tied down In the Santa Barbara valley j below here, ranching. I was a widower even then and hud brought with me from the states my only child, a daugh-1 ter past seventeen. She was a pretty girl, if I do say It, and being as good as she was pretty you can Imagine 1 1 was quite wrapped up In her. Of J course I was unxious to keep her with me, and If not that nt least I looked for her to do something better than ; fall In love with a peddler." j "And did she?" ' "Yes. You see In those days the ! country was full of young fellows who i had struck out for themselves and were ' trying to get a start by carrying knick KIDNEY DISEASE AVERTED. Some Rules for People of Seden tary Habits. How to Detect This Approaching Trouble and Nip It in the Bud. Sedentary habits cause kidney troubles. People who are obliged to sit all day long, stenographers, telephone and telegraph operators, seamstresses, milliners, shoe makers, tailors, book keepers, clerks who stand over a counter, engineers, firemen, conductors, brakemen, and others on steam and electrio railroads, are all more or less affected with disease in the kid neys, Long hours in a sitting posture cramps the kidneys, bowels and other knacks around from one mining camp , argans in the pelvic regions. You will to another. Some of thorn were lively . find that nearly everyone of these peo tnun S,,rin,r. Ir,. n,i Wesf Rntlnml. strange ruing ror me io leave my nomo The entire force of employees at the Howe Scale company's works in Rut land went on strike Wednesday, and the plant is shut down. The strike is the result of the refusal of the com pany to concede the demands of the men for a nine-hour day without re duction of pay for the hands paid by the week, and for a sufficient advance ! in the prices paid piece-workers to meet the change affecting the first named class of employees. In all 450 hands are out. Dr. John A. Mead, the majority owner of the Howe prop erty, states thut the company will not make unv concessions and that the -hops will remain closed until the men j ovor tbe wntor wiUl the frawiiy ex pression which had become so famil iar. I looked nt her silently, desperate- aud friends and come and bury myself In the country like this?" "I thought perhaps," I began blun deringly, "that you might have had some disappointment that is" I broke off In some confusion, und my friend looked at me Intently from under her long fringed eyelids. "You were quite right," she said, the smile dying away from her mouth and a shade passing over her face. "You thought there was a man In the case. Well, there was." chaps enough and well educated, but 1 was fresh from the states, with all the eastern prejudices, and it almost drove me wild when Nellie told me she want ed to marry a young fellow who brought his pack through our district a good deal oftener than the trade seemed to require. I was a hot temper ed fool In those days, so I stormed, pie has constipation, and a great many more ol tnem nave Kiuney troubles ami don't know it. Often incipient liright's disease will fasten itseli upon a person and the only indication of anything wrong that the layman can discern is a slight aching or tired feeling across the small of the back. This goes unheeded be ause it in itself is apparently of no great consequence. Let the knowing physician examine the water, when these At ... 1 1 .. r. S r. .. n LliiL'UU'Ut'U, 1UCIVUU Nellie UU 1UL ,:tlV . ., . 1 1 ,11 1 , ' , . , , t t . ! symptoms are manifest, and he'll find a nnd sent word to her lover that I bad : A ii,.i,.-,i ii.,.niin,,. i..:.i loaded my gun for wildcats and ped dlers. One day when I came back from a cattle sate she was missing. I chased her a couple of days, but they had tak en to the woods, and It was of no use. After awhile I got a letter from Frisco, and I wrote back saying that I disown ed her nnd that he had better keep out of the range of my rifle. "One evening ufter a terrible rain- Anna Katharine Green Is u name well known in the world of fiction. The famous "Leaven worth Case" is alone sufficient to make her reputation secure for all time. It is generally regarded as one of the strongest detective stor ies ever written. It is by no means her only successful work. "Behind Closed Doors" and "That Affair Next Door" are types of most suc cessful novels. Another fascinating one has been added to the list Lost Man's Lane This is a detective story. It is full of mystery and excitement. J The plot is decidedly strong and the tan gle that is started in the early chap ters is not unraveled until the close. . V,'e have purchased the serial rights for this high grade story and it will be published in this paper. It is in every sense what may be termed A Strong Detective Story runo uenigio, an iruimn wuo nan j t reatlv to ))1H,k, The strikers are : been in ISarre only three months, w nlM have the sanction of the: fatally injured Sunday afternoon h' ; executive board of the American Feder-i jumping from an electric car, going at . atiou of Lnbor, The struggle promises , full speed, after his hat which had to be a long and bitter one, each side! blown from his head He evidently ,j,(.!iriUK to be equally determined to ! did not realize the danger of such a j hd The ,r1oul)lo , Mav : jump, but was thrown violently to the h ..resented Dr. Mead! with a petition, signed by 411 men, I embodying their demands. j Her voice sank as she made this con- i fessiou, and her eyes strayed away ! storm a peddler came to my house-and asked for shelter for the night. He that tells as plainly as a picture that inside of these delicate and important or gans there exists a condition of disease such as to need quick and powerful treat ment in order to preserve them from decay and save the life of the owner. Always be u your guard forthe slightest pain orsore ncss across the back. Don't let it go un heeded for at that very instant your kid neys maybe in an awful condition. When healthy they perform an important lunc tion, that of filtering and purifying the liquids that pass into your system, xney Wine" will do this and so marked it itl action on the kidneys that you can act ually feel it working on them within a few minutes after taking a dose. It gives them just the kind of bath tbey need and it heals up the sore. It takes away the smarting, burning, pain ful, dragged-down, all-gone sensations, as if by magic. It takes sediments of all kinds out of the little nooks and corners where they lodge and cause brick dust, gravel, stone in bladder, inflammation, etc. If you have any of these troubles, or even if you have any of the slightest symptoms of kidney disease, you ought to protect yourself. It is easier to pre vent than to cure any disease. A bottle of "Wood Wine," costing fifty cents, will often stave off a serious trouble, and spare the patient's life, to say nothing of saving great expense and long suffering. Read this expression of gratitude from a Worcester, Mass., woman, who has had an excellent chance to make a careful investigation of "Blood Wine.' ' Mrs. Ann P. Stocking says: A NEW IDEA ground and his skull fractured. He jdied in a few hours without regaining i consciousness. j A few days ago a Bennington farmer isold a yoke of four-year-old steers for j 1.17. He had fed them nothing ex ; cept 700 pounds of corn, while fatten I ing them for the market, save what he j had raised on his own farm. The meal j cost him less than 610, leaving him in (return for his labor, hay and home j grown grain about 8127. The high prices are attributed to the increased ! prices for beef demanded by the beef i trust. The Vermont association of Boston has decided upon a delightful trip for the coming of Old Home Week cele bration in the Green Mountain state. The party will leave Boston August 11. The first stop will be at Saratoga. Lake George and C'hamplain will be visited and August .'! spent at liurlington. The Daughters of Vermont will join in the trip. Both associations have a membership of over 700 native Ver monters. Col. F. A. Ilfley, formerly of New York city, who has gone to Middle bury to make his home, has bought the property now occupied by the Ad dison County Agricultural association as a fair ground, the consideration be ing $5,000. ' Col. Ilfley will expend at least 83,000 for the building of a first class track and other improvements. He will allow the agricultural society to use the grounds for its annual fair at a merely nominal rental. The following report was made at the annual meeting of the Gill Odd Fel lows' home nt Ludlow last week : The receipts for the year from the per cap- j ita tax were tsniou. ine expenses tor the year were SnmI.). ly curious, as only a woman can be, and yet not caring to put any question. "Yes," she said softly. "He was tbe cause of my going away. I loved him too well to stay." "But why?" I began Impetuously, not ; the place. He seemed all broke up was a thin, weak looking fellow, with i io it so carefully too that not the most ,! .,,j -i,,, -,r,r,.,i ' infinitesimal speck of foreign or disease- hl TTrt crrtn,l nn hl l.nek nn enor- "reeding matter can get into the vitals v V , , , , , afthe bodv. While they are liealtny, mously long and heavy pack and seem- t, domof waid keeping you well ed so exhausted with his tramp ; tllan anv otller oran of tle wnoe anat. tnrougu tne mire mat i uauu i me heart to do more than order him oft WINDSOR COUNTY EVENTS. quite understanding this kind of affec tion. "Didn't he care for you r" "Yes," shi) said. "That was the rea son why I went." "Was was he married?" I asked nervously. "Yes," she said bitterly. "lie was married, and to a vain, selfish, worth less woman, a woman who cared for nothing but the Indulgence of her own Inordinate vanity. What be suffered CHESTER. I A. C. liigelow has purchased a farm I in Andover. " j Prof. Frior and Miss Dunbar gave a reception to their pupils Friday even- ! ing- ! The Pollard Manufacturing comimnv ; has n large order for wrappers and is ' through her no one knows better thnn rushing work to till the same. myself. In six months she ran through j Kev. A. J. Hough will give un ad- ! all his money, incurred debts which j dress here on the evening of June 10. were Impossible to pay and altogether j It is hoped a good audience will gieet ; made his life a perfect misery. Rose, hi'11- j Rose, there never was a. greater curse j The high winds recently did consid- ; to man than n bad wife." 1 erable damage to the trees und the cold "That must have been hard for you weatner Killed rue leaves on many or them. A business men's tennis club has been organized and grounds secured in rear of Whiting library on premises of W. S. Pollard. The political situation is growing more interesting and the question, "Who will be the next governor?" has different nnswers. Let us think on these things before we vote. The concert by the Chester Choral Unioji Monday evening was attended by nn appreciative audience ana a good sum realized which it was voted to give to the Whiting library for the purchase of books. Town meetings seem to be the style now. Some of our citizens are appar ently nfraid of modern improvements The resources of 1 nni if in H.ay L'n-se.a move is made to IN Boys' Shoes, CALLED THE CAPITHORN. This shoe is made from one piece of strong leather with only one short seam. The maters claim that they will outwear two pairs of any other shoes. FRIOSSi Sizes 9 to 12, $1.15 " 12 1-2 to 2, 1.25 " 2 1-2 to 1-2, 1.50 E. L. PUTNAM. NEAR THE BRIDGE. the home including cash on hand, cash invested nnd the farm, are jiliOOO. In March an appeal was made for 1000 with which to erect a hospital annex. Of the required amount over ?400 has j meat market for already been secured, of winch over Lhalf was contributed by the Kebekah lodge. G. L. Closson, Sr., ex-cashier of the national bank at Springfield, nnd fath er of G. L. Closson, Jr., of the bank rupt brokerage firm of Knott & Clos son of Burlington, has filed a petition in bankruptcy, placing his liabilities at 637,000. The failure is due to the failure of his son's firm, whose notes were signed by the elder Closson. Of his liabilities" ?15.000 are unsecured, 817,000 nre entered as bills and notes, which ought to be paid by other par ties, and 5,000 is accommodation paper. His assets are $7"), of which 825 is claimed to be exempt. The irrand bodies of the order of Odd Fellows will meet in Ludlow this month, the grand encampment and the keep up with the times, proceed to call a meeting to undo those things that ought to lie done. E. M. Peabodv is working in the Geo. Kice. John Bntchelder of Springfield was in town on business luesday. Jl aster How ard Bickford is our champion long distance bicycle rider. Miss Annie Chandler and Mrs Gertie Hadley were in town Monday to attend the Choral Union concert. F. A. Howell is in ! Worcester, Mass. Hon. A. K. Cud- j worth was in town Wednesday. j Condition of Crops in New England. Tbe United States Department of Agriculture, Climate and Crop bulle- i tin, of the Weather Bureau, New Kn- I gland section, for the week ending ; Monday says : j The past, week has been nearly a du- j plicate of the preceding, in that, al- ' to bear." I murmured sympathetically. "But not nearly so hard as for him." "And do you think be loved you?" i "I am sure of it," she returned. "Do I you think my life these two years would have been possible If I had not known? It was that that gave me the courage to go away and to keep away all through those terrible long months." "And now" I began anxiously, staying the oars In their motion in the water. She dabbled her hands in the water before speaking. "And now," she said, "I am going to see him ngaln." She saw the look of pained surprise which came upon my face, but did not heed it, nnd went on talking as If to herself. "I am going to meet him In the city tomorrow. He will be at tbe station when my train comes In. I haven't seen him for two whole years for two whole years." "Then his wife Is dead," I made re mark. "No; she Is not Women of that sort do not die easily." "But" I remonstrated. "There are no 'huts' about It," she cried almost angrily. "We have suf fered enough, he and I, nnd we are go ing to pretend that the other woman Is dead. We nre going to forget all the misery of the past. He Is going to take mo abroad.-and we nre going to start life over again. It Is the thought of this which has kept me alive these years." "Y'ou are a very foolish girl." 1 said, with some emotion. "Do you think happiness will come nt such a cost? r- though the crops already planted are doing fairly well where not injured by , "tV, V""c"1 - th frost. nrl much mn,l f.-,rm work Think over it all again or you will Patriarchs Militant on May 21 and the I has been done, complaint is still made Pent 11 bitterly, lou nave Had courage crrnnd lodft on May 20 and the He- I that the cround remains too wet and ! enough to keep away so long, don't ; The purest :5 the market. BALD EAGLE Whiskey, i S.F.PETTS&CO. j SOLE PROP. distilled whiskey cm j Sl.OO Mr boltle. f nil Quart. : ; 4M2.00 per Dozen. ; As an inducement to increase our 5 ; sales on this special brand we deliver ;: j FREE to any part of N. E. six bottles !: or more. Kemit with order. : S S. F. PETTS & CO. 5 :; 144-148 Canal St. and 3T Friend St., S; E BOSTON, MASS. 5: IHIIMIIMIIMItMIUIIIBUMIMIUIM'H11.1. Subscriptions to The Reformer may begin, at any time at $1.50 per year. bekah assembly on May 22. The pres ent grand master will be succeeded by Dr. W. L. Haven, a member of Ches ter lodge 39. Mrs. Haven will succeed Mrs. H. L. Stillson of liennington as president of the Kebekah assembly. In the jurisdiction there are 70 lodges, with a membership of more than 0000, a gain of 400. The Kebekah lodges number 50, with a membership of 4500. Ex-Postmaster-General Charles Em ory Smith says of Senator Dillingham : "The Chinese exclusion question brought forward quite prominently Mr. Dillingham, the new senator from Ver mont. He was the one figure of the discussion. His recognition came not so much from his speech, though that was clear, direct and effective, as from the evidence of his careful and minute study of the subject which was demon strated in his searching and compre hensive amendments to the bill. Mr. Dillinuhnm is a clear-headed and clean- cut Yankee, with the hard sense of the Green Mountains and the Puritan con viction of right. He will be a useful legislator." U. S. Consul Thomas T. Prentiss, supposed to have been killed with his wife and two daughters in the St. Pierre, Martinique, volcanic disaster, was once a hotel clerk in Rutland, lie was born in Waitsfield and was about 56 years old; residing in the state until about 30 years atro, when he obtained a consular appointment through the in fluence of Senator George F. Edmunds. He was stationed at Leyschell island in the Indian ocean for nine years, at Mauritius for 16 years, and for shorter terms at French consulates, Rouen, France, Batavia, Java and Martinique. He was a federal sharpshooter during the civil war. He has a sister living at Williamstown. cold for a good growth in the lowlands. spoil It all now. I am pleading now. for Cattle are being turned out to pasture : his sake and yours. over the whole district, although some are also being fed nt the barn. He- j ports from Worcester county, Mnssa-! chusetts, indicate that tent caterpil- j lars are abundant, and in other por- j tions of the state there are some ap- I pearing. Rye is apparently doing well. Oats, , with the exception of a few fields ! where they are somewhat thin, are also making a good progress. Although the growth of grass is re- ! ported as slow, the generally-expressed j opinion is that the crop is looking re- i markably well, and it is probable that ' its early growth will be conducive to a ! good yield if drought does not strike it. She shook her bead obstinately, and her eyes shone with a light which was truly maddening to me. Knowing her as I did, this weakening change In her character surprised me more than I dared to own. I looked at her silently and met ber glance of odd defiance with a sorrowful thought of what she had been to me for the last two years. Then I found my voice. But she did not heed entreaties and sat half smiling to herself as she play ed with the steering ropes. "We are willing to risk everything," ihe said. "When two people love each The reports regarding fruit are dis- j other as he and I do, nothing else couraging in the localities where the , counts nothing else in the world." trees are in blossom, as it is thought 1 "nut tnat 0tUCr woman," I cried, thev were severely injured by the frost ..Bhe Trhom be pronjise(i t0 iove ad of the 10th. In the north, where the : fc , , flowers are not out, it is not possibles . , . . , , now to estimate the amount of damage ! t Ienp1 ,orw" and caught my done, if anv. Strawberries are still j nin(,s hers and burst Into a light looking well in the south, but not as ' and happy laugh. , promising in the north. Some cran- j "You stupid," she said. "I am that berry bogs on the Cape were badly in- j other woman. I am his wife. Oh, jured by nre. I Rose, to see him once more and to hear A too moist soil s still delaying , him forgive the folly of the past after portions of New Hampshire and Ver mont, although the winds of the week dried the surface so that plowing and harrowing could be done on moderate ly high lands. Where the frost was se- thls lifetime of separation!" Penny Pictorial Magazine. The late Frances W. Willard's favor ite room in Rest Cottage, near Evans- vere, earlv potatoes, and other garden j ton, 111., has not been changed a par- truck that was up, were completely killed and will have to be replanted. Tobacco, like most other crops, is not making a very rapid growth, al though correspondents in Connecticut say that some plants can be transplant ed in another week if the conditions are favorable. ticle since her death in lxflj-t. The cot tage is the national headquarters of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. when he found I wouldn't even give him a hunch of straw In the stable and no other bouse within twelve miles. Instead of complaining, however, he merely begged that I would let him leave his pack, which, he said, contain ed goods of value, under shelter from tbe rain. I finally consented to this. So, as 1 had sworn none of his trade should ever cross my threshold, I car ried his pack Inside, while its owner limped off to crawl under some bush or other. "Something about the man reminded me of Nellie's husband a little, now ever, I locked nnd barred ull the doors and windows as nsunl, for some road agents had been around those parts about that time and had stopped and robbed several ranches, and. ns I told you, I was all alone. Somehow I couldn't go to sleep when after that I went to bed. After tossing around for awhile I got up nnd sat by the fire, brooding over my trouble and trying not to think of the poor chap shivering out there in the cold and rain some where. I looked at his pack sitting up lu the room and wondered what made It so long. As I watched It I fancied I saw it move." "Saw It move?" "Exactly. I wouldn't believe my own ' eyes nt lirst, but after watching intent- ! ly for awhile I distinctly saw the front j of a hand pressed against the canvas ; from the inside. Like a flash then I ' understood the whole thing. The ped- dler.was one of the road agents' gang, , j and, knowing I bad considerable mon- , ey about the house, they had adopted ' that plan for smuggling one of their crew Inside the house. After I had , gone to sleep the fellow Inside could ; ! let In the rest and finish the job. I j : walked quietly across the room, took i my gun from the antlers, knelt down a j few feet from the pack, aimed square : lu the center and pulled the trigger." i "Go on," laurmured the listener, with i ' a shudder. , "But the gun didn't go off," contin- j ; ued the landlord, clearing bis throat. "The nipple was rusty nnd wouldn't i j work, so I laid down the rifle. Just i j then I saw a ghost. The pack opened, ' ; and I saw sticking out of its top the ' : curly yellow hair of my Nellie when she was a little tot of four. The shock staggered me so that I sank on my ! knees. I wiped my eyes and wondered J If I had not gone crazy. I was almost ! certain of It when the ghost stretched out a pair of chubby white arms and said: " 'How do, grandpa? " "Ah," said the guest, with a relieved sigh, "I begin to see. And what did you do then?" "I dou't exactly know," said the landlord softly, "but If there Is any thing that will bend a stiff, stubborn neck quicker than the arms of a little child I'd like to know what It is. I put the tired little prisoner down by the fire, opened the door and held out my arms." "And the mother?" "Yes," nodded the landlord. "They were both there, and, mister, I guess that's the end of my story." And the old man wiped bis eyes. "You must excuse me, but that was a wet even ing, and somehow I haven't got quite dry since." llKhtlr Mixed. Marjorie Yes, Carrie is engaged to physicist. Grandmother (slightly deaf) And what Is that? Mnrjorle Why. don't you know he teaches physics the law of forces. Grandmother Fhysics horses! WelL I don't tbiuk much of that for a pro fession. New York Times. 3inv. .When thev are impoverished and weak, unable to stand as the barrier against disease, it's like throwing down the protecting walls and picket lines of a great city and letting the enemy, unin terrupted, walk in. Think of these prec ious organs becoming enfeebled through want of nourishment. Think of them nstcad of being plump, vigorous, heal ;hy, of being thin, lifeless, almos blood less, eaten full of holes and secretion, a pus that would make you hold your nose, sould you see it. Think of them in their itrugg'ling attempt to obey nature, pour ing this filthy and disgusting mass into rour lungs, heart and everywhere over ;he body , on account of their inability to ;ject it through the proper channels and out of tho system. Does this appear to you as being health ful? Yet you, though not suspecting it, may be in this very position. If you have a running sore on your arm, you would bathe it carefully with warm water to cleanse it, then tenderly cover it with some healing lotion. This much to protect it from the poisons in the air. and to assist your internal medicines to act more thoroughly. Your kidneys need washing as much as yoerarm. Y'ou need to flush out that pus and secretion and assist nature to restore healthy ac tion. Y'ou need something known to go direct to your kidneys through the blood and that Las a healthy effect. "Blood aius. Ax.v P. Stocking. "I live right here in the city where 'Blood Wine' is made. 1 have seen witli my own eyes the cures it has effect ed all about me, and I have been cured mvstlf of a verystubborn case of kidney disease. I suffered for several years, had all the symptoms that ever accompanied such a trouble, and tried about every remedy recommended. 'Blood Wine' was the last. I took it only after being convinced that it was a truly wondrous medicine, and it cured me. I went to the Louis Daudelin Co. and volunteered this statement, because I knew them to be honest, upright people and deserving of success. 'Blood Wine' will cure any form of kidney disease and do it quickly and thoroughly. Anyone so affected should try this great medicine just as soon as they can gut their hands on a bottle." tio to your druggist and look into it carefully; read the literature and ascer tain for yourself just what it will do. It contains no wine or opiates. "Blood Wine" costs fifty cents a bottle, hut you can sample it free of charge at George E. Greene's drug store, 63 Main street. S33E St TiV nrw CUMBERLAND Cuoumbpr for pickling is tit thr white ,-pnie type; a liunly, rapid growing, prolific variety of merit. Premium Sweet Corn: The very earli est ears, latter than Corey. KemarkaMe in sev eral ways for an' early variety. Crystal Head Lettuce: Fr size, -eight, firmness, lone keeping, crisp tenderness, is an improved variety. Kar liana Tomato. Crimson Globe Beet. 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