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LAST DAYS OF LEAGUE RACE flow Boiton Won the Pennant for the Year of the Spanish War , STEADY RUNNING OF THE CINCINNATI REDS Duck KTrlriK'n Ilnnd Couldn't J.nnil tlic Vlaif , lint It Didn't Hot Ilclorr Third I'lnre nt Any Time UnrliiK ( lie Whole .HcliLMltile Mcnnon. The closing yesterday of the base ball eeason , which resulted In the landing of the coveted bunting In the burg of beans and culchaw , calls for a bit of retrospect , Inasmuch as thcro were a few features con nected with the half-year's struggle worthy of note. Of course the bright particular act of the base ball tragedy of 1898 was the purloining of the pennant , by which Is meant the ousting of the Heds by the Bean Deraollshera when the former became af flicted with ycllowrlna. There were , how- ovcr , several other elements of interest In the race for example , the steady ascension of the Orphans , the sensational spurts of the Quakers and the Colonels and the erratic course of tbo Giants. Only once In the season was there a hair- raising flght for the championship emblem. But two clubs were over In the lead , barring the first month , when the table was chang ing dally. To all Intents and purposes Cincinnati and Boston were the only aggre gations to shove their noses to the fore , al though Baltimore advanced Its proboscis a couple of times In the opening month. The Iteds made a remarkable record of holding the position of a stake horse for practically four months , being finally overtaken by Boston on August 16. Then the Bostonians retained the lead all the rest of the year except for flve days on August 28 and September 1 , 2 , 3 and 4 , when Clncy recaptured it. It was on and about these dates that the bruising fight was on. Boston and Baltimore , which liad been as low ns fifth and sixth places re spectively , had been consistently at work at the woodpile. On August 1C , when Boston had overtaken the Reds , the Orioles wcro far behind , but rapidly forged forward. Finally , on August 27 , but eight points separated the three bunches of athletes and for the next week and moro the trio engaged In a see- caw specialty. On August 28 the difference concerning the positions of the three was flvo points , on August 29 four points , on August 30 , fourteen points , August 31 flve points , on September 1 eight points , on September 2 eight points , on Sep tember 3 six points , September 4 seventeen Doluts. Then the Bcaneatcrs pulled ahead Md the other two ran neck and neck untir September 14 , when Baltimore permanently captured second place. The Orioles strug- cled valiantly to get out of the dust of lead ers , but at their best they were eighteen uolnts behind the Bostonese. Not only have the Reds the record of running In the lead for four months , but they nlono also carry off .tho honor of running one-two-threo throughout the campaign. They were never lower than the third hole. In this respect the Cleveland team ranks second. The hired men belonging to Patsy Tcbcau ran second until Juno 18 , when they wcro ousted out of their ptaco for practically the first time. They never descended lower than the fifth hole. Boston ran the entire camut of the first division and the Orioles dJd dlttowlse , barring only the first place. Barring again , the flrst month1 of the sea- eon , these four aggregations were the only ones to remain In the first division during , the whole year. All the rest spent some portion tion of their career In second-class company. On the other hand all but three of the teams tasted eomo of the Joys of being In the upper division. The exceptions wcro St. Louis , Louisville and Washington. St. Louis ( was entitled to the booby stakes , for It nlld Into the tall end hole on July 12 for the remainder of the season. At ono time the Browns were a high ns tenth position and thu other two of the trailing trio went them only ono better ninth hole. Outside of Cincinnati , Boston , Baltimore nml Cleveland , the Giants assumed the most ultltudlnous position In the race. For ono Kolltary day they occupied third place and then promptly tumbled down. Chicago was next with the fourth position. Plttsburg was once fifth and Brooklyn and Phila delphia both occupied the trailing place of the first class. Next to the Interest In the championship struggle proper , fandom was probably moat concerned over the work of the gentlemen who have berne the colors of Kentucky dur ing the last half of the season. "During the whola of the flrst three months the Col onels coquetted energetically with the tall end and ran a hot race with the Browns nnd Senators for the booby stakes. The Injection of now blood worked a lightning transformation In their behavior. On July 9 they were In the last hole with a percent age of 30.0 ; In the next three months they passed three aggregations and wcro on the heels of a fourth nnd Increased their standIng - Ing by over 1EO points. Chicago steadily advanced. At one tlmo In ninth place , the Windy City athletes crept up slowly to fourth. The Quakers Jiavo been very consistent , hovering con tinually about the dividing line between the two divisions. Now York has been most erratic. The following table gives the percentages pf the teams nt the end of each month during the season with the exception of lht < last month , which will be found In the telegraphic columns. The difference In percentage between the leader and tallcndcr this season Is smaller < han It was last year , but It ranks second In the record. Last year the season's sched ule contained but 134 games , but the final record will nevertheless be Interesting : Played. Won. Lost. P. C. 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The diplomats of the gridiron Lave again undertaken the usual annual discussion of ways and means to establish an Intercol legiate championship which would be such In reality In place of on Intangibility that exists In the brain fonts of Imaginative and aklllful handlers of pencil and pad. This agitation has found cause for birth In the negotiations which have been started with the object of arranging a game between 1'rlnccton and Pennsylvania. The oft-re- ucatcd discussion wilt unquestionably suc- cccd In the establishment of a circuit In vcars to come , In which every one of the UK five will play each of the others , but this consummation , devoutly to be wished , Is probably many years off. Under the present conditions jugglers of rrsults and scores arc able to figure out almost any one of the llvo as champions. In euch a fashion was Pennsylvania picked out as the champions of last year. Dccauso Pennsy beat Harvard , Harvard tied with Yale. Yale beat Princeton and Harvard , Princeton beat Cornell , therefore Pennsyl vania ranks first , Harvard second , Yale third , Princeton fourth and Cornell fifth. That looks plausible enough , of course , but supposing that Yale had beaten Harvard and Princeton had beaten Yale , who would havn been champions ? Then , as has been done In years gene by , the championship would have been decided by the size of the score that Pennsylvania made against Har vard and the slzo of the score of Princeton over Yale. The fallacy of such reasoning ought to bo apparent. The theory that If A beats B and n beats C , therefore A will beat C , Is exactly similar to the course of reasoning that If A beats B by twenty points and B beats C by six points , therefore A will beat C by twenty-six points. Every followerr of base ball or foot bill or of any other field sport knows that such a conclusion Is contrary to reality In many cases. Last year Harvard beat Cornell by a score of 24 to 5 and Pennsylvania beat Harvard 15 to C , therefore Pennsylvania should have overwhelmed Cornell. But on the contrary , Pennsylvania defeated the Ithacans by the diminutive score of1 to 0 and had hard work doing that. Suppose that Cornell had succeeded In .holding down the game to a tie , -which those Ithacans very nearly did , then where would the reasoning of the Jug glers have been ? Then Princeton might have been either the champions or the tall- cniler of Uio big five. For the Tigers de feated the Ithacans and therefore tied with Pennsy , defeated UJnrvar'd , and , as Har vard tied with Yale , defeated Yale ; that Is , Princeton whipped Yale by a score of 15 to C In this roundabout way. In asmuch as Prlncton was beaten by a score of only 6 to 0 by Yale , therefore Princeton Is the champion. This unsatisfactory condition regarding the championship Is held to be necessary on the grounds that two big games In one year are enough for any year. That is bosh and is proved by Pcnn's schedule this season , which winds up with three hard games in less than three weeks. The real difficulty lies In the verdant greens of the undergrad uate bodies , who have It Imbedded In their think tanks that they are diplomats and keep up the senseless prejudice against certain In stitutions. The bed feeling that exists be tween Cornell and Yale , Harvard and Prince ton and Pennsylvania and Princeton Is the only obstacle to the formation of a bona fide championship. At this advanced 'stage of the season Pennsylvania of the big quintet seems to be In the hardest shape. The back field Is weak , the position that frequently wins nml loses a game Is vacant. By this Is meant that Pennsy Is minus a fullback. Walker has flattened out and the team has been broken up In the effort to secure another man. Because of this Pennsylvania's strong center has been broken up. Hare la being tried at fullback with some success , Over- field has been shifted to his place nt guard and a new man Is at center , JlcCloskey. Thus the team Is about In the same chaotic condition In which It was- before the La fayette disaster of 189B. But outside of the fullback , the rest of the back field Is far from satisfactory. The backs fumble and Juggle the pigskin and fall to protect and help each other as they should. Harrison and Outland are still the halves , with Gardiner the quarter. Goodman has donned the moleskin again , and has re-established himself at tackle , Carnctt being at ) the other. Follewell , Hedges and Combs are working for the end places. The Blue Is rounding to In its usual fashion. The Interference Is becoming of an excellent quality and there Is plenty of ginger and life displayed , something neces sary In view of Yale's rather light line. Considerable experimenting is still being done with the rushers and Just how the line will finally bo formed Is difficult to tell. The Blue had no game during the last week and t'ho time was spent In hard practice , In which a variety of substitutes were tried out , the 'varsity line being changed almost dally. Despite reports to the contrary there seems to ho plenty of good material on hand. A noticeable feature In connection with this year is that encouraging report's are being sent out and from this It can be pretty safely Judged that everything Is running on in a highly satisfactory manner. From all accounts the Harvard eleven Is crovlnc to bo an In-and-outer. One day a good game la played and the next the men seem groggy and behave on the gridiron like school bovs. Last Wednesday was one of tie team's In-days and It played well against Amhcrst. A big score of 03 points against a safety was rolled up , and this has encour aged the crimson followers mightily , for Yale succeeded In scoring but 31 against the same team. Critics who have seen the practice of the two teams , however , predict that the crimson will bo trailed in the dust bv the blue this season , the former aggre- cation being EO heavy as to be almost un wieldy. The coaches seem to have solved the center position as well as possible , for It Is said that Sargent Is surely slated for the place. One of the candidates who has been tried there , Eaton , a freshman , has been moved to tackle and Is putting up nu aegresslve gamo. During the past week Percy Haughton ambled out on the field and will probably help to solve the tackle ques tion. Cornell surprised even herself last Sat urday week in the biggest game of the sea son so far. Not a few foot ball critics pre dicted that the Carlisle Indians would come dangerously near to the point of ousting Cornell from her position as one of the big nulntet , but the Ithacans most decisively defeated the red men. To bo sure , Carlisle succeeded In securing a touchdown , but that was to bo expected with big Metoxen In the hack field. And against these six points the Cornell eleven succeeded In crossing the goal line four times , in view of this showing and the fact that the Indians are remark ably strong on the offensive , the reports em anating from Ithaca to the effect that the eleven Is weak In defensive work will be taken with a very largo grain of tatt. In that name < he line showed Itself to bo very strong. No concealment Is made of the fact that on the offensive the eleven IE up to the standard. The whole team did exceed ingly well , but Left Guard Heed w s the bright particular luminary of the struggle. Ho outplayed the famous Bcmls Pierce and will como near capturing the left guard po sition on the All-Amcrlran team before the season IK over. The craven that played In this game U probably Cornell's 'varsity , although there may be one or two changes. Dorncr at center may bo replaced , because ho Is considered too light. During the past week Caldwcll has had the attention of the coaches for the position. The team as other wise made up Is as follows : Alexander and Swcctland. tackles ; Duvnll and Cross , ends ; Young , quarter ; Whiting and Windsor , halves ; Starbuck , fullback. The quarterback position Is still the puzzle of the Princeton coaches. They thought that they had found a solution In Hutchison , a freshman , but ho was rather badly hurt In the game of a week nco. The situation U so serious that Fred Smith , vlio played the position In 1896 , has been summoned , Booth , Ayrcs and Keller are all In bad physical condition on account of Injuries , but they will probably round to In a short time. The only change In the personnel of the team Is probable atone ono of the half positions. Bcardslcy Is a new candidate who has put in a strong bid for the place , and he may supplant Lathrope , who has not panned out ns satis factorily as was expected. The fight for the position seems at present to bo be tween him and Mattis. Despite the holes that have been left on account of Injured players , the Tigers have such a good sub stitute field to fall back on that they did veil both against Franklin and Marshall a week ago and against Lafayette on last Wednesday. The showing that Brown made against Pennsylvania last Saturday week gives promise that this Institution In Providence Is progressing In the art of foot ball. It came very near scoring upon the Pcnnsylvanlans and In the first half of the game prevented the Quakers from crossing Its goal line. The Brown line Is very heavy , but the backs are far too light. The whole push , however , demonstrated that foot ball has been thoroughly drilled Into them. The following table , showing the scores of last year In the games between the same elevens that met during the last week , will boot Interest : Saturday , October 8 : 1S9S. 1SD7. I'enii 18 -lo Brown 0 o Princeton 5s 01 Franklin & Marshall 0 u Harvard 21 lt : Dartmouth 0 o Yule 23 S2 Williams 0 o Cornell 211 no game Indians G no game Wednesday , October 12 : 1S93. 1S97. PC mi 34 42 Virginia 0 o Princeton 31 57 Lafayette 0 0 Harvard 5T 3S Amherst 2 u Daniel Dashlel , tbo well known foot ball man of Lehlgh , has been selected by the managers of Yale , Harvard and Princeton to act as the umpire for the Yale-Harvard and the Yale-Princeton games this season. He acted In a similar capacity iu both the gridiron contests last year. M. A. McClung , Lehlgh's famous captain , will referee the Yale-Harvard game. Ynlo and Princeton have not yet decided upon their official , but McClung will In all probability bo selected. In the middle west the event of the past week In foot ball circles has been the re sumption of relations between Chicago and Wisconsin universities. When the profes sionalism prevalent at Wisconsin was un covered the Windy City Institution broke off Its athletic connections with it. Wis consin since that time , however , has shown a disposition to purify her athletic atmos phere and as a bit of reward Chicago has consented to meet her eleven. The game between the two teams , which has become ono of the foot ball events of the year , will occur In Chicago onj November 12. Out hero in the far west Nebraska ap pears to be the real thing In comparison with her competitors. The eleven that rep resents the Antelope state has shown In the few games so far played that a decidedly strong aggregation has been formed. Of fensively and defensively , In Interference and teamwork and In Individual playing the team has shown great form. The first real test that they were put to happened last Saturday when they met Ames. Despite the fact that the lowans had been In train ing tor three or four wei-ks before their Nebraska opponents , the latter defeated them by the score of 23 to 10. Next to Nebraska comes Iowa , but the Buckeyes' game against Chicago a week ago was dis couraging. The lowans have a strong , heavy team , but It Is decidedly lacking in brain work and speed. Kansas Is gradually poundIng - Ing Its green men Into shape and Dr. Wylle , Woodruff will probably have a dangerous tram developed by the time that the cham pionship series commences. Missouri is the weak sister. The fashion In which the team was defeated by the Kansas City Medics , strong as the latter aggregation Is , was almost ridiculous. WITH HORSESAND HORSEMEN _ Wonderful IVitrlc of Joint Noluii ( he NvilNlltloil Of ( lit * .StMINOII III tllC 1 lor NO ItuuliiKT World. That premier event of the year for trot ters , the Transylvania stake at Lexington , which was trotted on last Monday , has brought into prominence In the light har ness horizon another western horse. The animal was John Nolan , who was bred In Montana , but Is at present owned In Con necticut. The winning of the race not only established John Nolan as the trotter of the year , but resulted In one of the most noteworthy performances of the season. The Transylvania has always been a hot race , but last Monday's was the greatest In the history of the stake. There were among the entries such good horses as Pllatus , Bln- gcn , Dlone , Gratten Bay and Eagle Flcnagan. With a bunch of starters such as these it could have been confidently predicted that something sensational would result and this expectation was not disappointed. Not only was the record for the stake broken , but the five fastest heats trotted In any race moved. The time was 2:0794 : , 2.08 , 2OSH. : 2:09 : , 2:0'J$4. : The performance netted the horse's owner , Joe Hubinger , a fortune. About $130,000 was wagered on the race and of this amount Hubinger put up nearly $20,000 at C to 1. His winnings are re ported to have been about $120,000 , He therefore found It a tidy Investment to purchase the horse , for whom he paid $4,000 earlier In the season. This work at Lexlngtou followed up an other remarkable performance at Louisville , when the western horse won the Douglas stake and Incidentally broke no less than four world's records. His heat In 2:08 : U the fastest ever trotted by a green horse , the fastest by a 4-year-old gelding and the fastest fifth heat on record. The two first- named records were previously held' by The Monk , 2OS',4 : , and the lost was a tie between Allx , Directum , Nightingale and The Abbot nt 2:094. : His race. In Its entirety , beat the five-heat race record , previously held by Nightingale. It is , however , only fair to say that Nightingale's race was finished In ono afternoon , while. Nolan had a night's rest between his fourth and fifth heats. John Nolan's campaign has been one of then best and most remarkable ever madu by a trotting horse. Starting In the 3- mlnute clans at Denver before the middle of June , ho trotted two races ot eleht heats i wlhln three days and , though beaten both i times by the California stallion George W. McKlnnry , the Montana 4-year-old split the hearts nnd gained a record ot 2 14V4 In the first winning mile of his career. Ills next start was nt St. Joseph , Mo. , where , on July 5 , ho defeated McKlnney , Queer- 1st , Major Chew and other sensational green ones In straight heats , cutting his record to 2:1494. : It was here that W. O. Foote saw him and bought him for J. 13. Hubin ger of New Haven , paying something llko $4,000 for the horse. Footo did not start him again until the opening of the grand circuit nt Detroit. Hero the raw 4-year- old started In the 2:11 : class nnd won again , reducing his record to 2:1294. : At Cleveland ho was off and was distanced In the second end heat and for the first and only time during the campaign he failed to win any part of the purse. Ho did not start at Columbus , but won at Fort Wayne the fol lowing week. At Buffalo ho was beaten by Tlmornh for the $3,000 purse for 2:30 : trot ters , getting second money. At Glens Falls he trotted a heat every day between show ers for three days , but won his race lu straight heats. At Boston the following week ho won a $3,000 purse , going from there to Hartford , where , on September G , ho pulled down the $10,000 Charter Oak purse nnd lowered his record to 2:09'fc. : Af ter the Hartford race ho was laid up nearly three weeks , his next start having been at Louisville. His wlnnnlngs have been as follows : Den ver , Colo. , second money , $123 ; same place , second money , $125 ; St. Joseph , Mo. , flrat money , $500 ; Detroit , Mich. , first money , $1,000 ; Fort Wayne , Ind. , first money , $1,000 ; Buffalo , N. Y. , second money , $1,250 ; Glens Falls , N. Y. , first money , $1,000 ; Readvillc , 'Mass. ' , first money , $1,500 ; Hart ford , Conn. , first money , $3,000 ; Louisville , Ky. , first money , $2,500 ; Lexington , first money ( Transylvania stakes ) , $2,600. Ills winnings foot up to $1CCOO and he has yet another engagement to fill. He has there- fora proved the money winner of the year , having outstripped Directum Kelly , who was forced to retire on account of Illness at the conclusion of the grand circuit. Directum Kelly headed the list of the grand circuit winners with $11,000 to his credit In a campaign of flvo weeks. Probably no 4-year-old and very few , If any , green trotters of any ago went through so long nnd arduous a campaign , Involving long and frequent shipments and sudden and radical changes of climate. While most of the horses which started out with this wonderful 4-year-old last Juno have long since fallen by the wayside , he has steadily improved until ho is now deemed to bo a match 'for almost any horse on the trotting turf. Ho Is rangy rather than rugged In appearance , and nine out ot ten clrcult-fol- lowes have persistently underrated him ever since he appeared In high society , the gen- ral belief being that he would not train on under severe work. He has been a most remarkable campaigner , and , llko Blngen , ho seems to be able to race week In and week out , without the assistance of any near Infusions of thoroughbred blood , ho having been sired by the remarkably young sire Prodigal , 2:16 , out of the trottong mare Fan tasia , 2:1794 : , by Ranchero , 2:14 : > 4. son of Clark Chief. In a recent Interview Mike Dwyer , the trainer and driver , commented as follows on the difference in attendance at running and light harness meetings : "More people are Inetrcsted In trotters and road horses than runners , yet If you hang out a $5,000 purse to bo trotted for hero and some of the best ! horses la the country entered for the conj tesa It would hardly draw a corporal's guard. But hold a running meeting at the same track for a much smaller amount , and a great crowd Is sure to be there. It shows that a great number of those who own nnd djlvo fast horses do not care to attend light- harness meetings , whllo the crowds patron izing running meetings are mainly composed of those who bet and want to see quick action. A trotting meeting conducted on the principle of the Austrian meeting that Is , handicap dash races would give Just about as quick action for the bettors and prove Kiifllclently exciting for those who prefer to see a race decided In ono heat. Wo were civcn a little of that sort of racing by Man ager Faslg at Hartford during the July and September meetings , and It immediately Jumped Into favor. I have driven In dash races at Vienna when 70,000 pcopfe were present. I bellevo It Is the only solution to the question ns to how trotting meetings can be made to share the popular patronage ot the sport-loving people with the running meetings. If the plan Is tried I believe It will win. " Paced by four of the best sprinters at the track , a fresh ono at each quarter , the won derful black mare Imp , will on Wednesday afternoon of this week at the Harlem race track attempt to break the world's record for a mile on a circular course. She will have a load of nlnety-ono pounds on her back and the fast West Side course will bo given a special preparation for the event. " "WHIST. A compromise Is offered to the advo cates ot long and abort suit systems by Lieutenant Colonel B. Lowsley , who favors a middle course. "The advocacy of uni versal original leads from the long suit Is almost as great a mistake , " he says , "as would bo the advocacy of universal orig inal leads from the short suit. Theh con ditions of the various hands held at whist require that each of these leads shall receive consideration from all players who desire to become proficient In whist strategy and who would obtain the best ! results from theh cards dealt them. With the most successful players there will not , In the future , be any hard and fast Idea that the long suit opening should bo used to the extent of excluding the short suit open- Ing. The nature of the first lead will be regulated by the program proposed for com bined action. "There will be no confusion to the part ner , " adds Mr. Colonel Lowsley , "as to the class ot lead made. The value of the card load to the fall of the first trick and tbo combination the partner may himself hold will usually make this matter quite pUln , and the second round clears any doubt. The long suit lead Is tbo best lead , as a for ward play , when there Is probability that you and your partner can command such re-entry as will bo required to bring In established long cards , it is also best as a defensive play when adversaries hold trump strength and the command In your short- rst suit. On the other hand the original lead of your two-card suit , especially when headed by any card ranging from Jack to eight , Inclusive , Is very advantageous when vour other bulls and are in tenaco or when racli contains but one protected honor. The ihort suit lead also Indicates willingness to ruff. " In the following position from the New York Sun , hearts are trumps , how many tricks can N. and S. get If N. leads and 12. and W. play their best defense ? S.-8 , 7. 5. H.-8. D.-10. 7. C-9. 7 , C. II. 10. D.-9 , 3. How to 1'ri'vent Croup , Mr. J. M. NIckle , a well known merchant of NlcklevIIIe. Pu. , has two children who are subject to attacks os croup. In speaking < < f It bo says : "Whenever an utiutK Is turnIng - Ing on , my wife gives them Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and It nhv.iNS prevents Uio attack. It is a household n cerstu ! | -bin county and no matter whit "Me wo run out of. it would not do to bo without Cbamber- laln'u Cough Remedy. Mnra of It 'a fclJ here than of all other couch medicines com- Used. CIENCE Overwhelmin Evidence. THOU AMERICANSI Assort and Know That Pe-ru-na Cures Catarrh Wherever Located Half our Ills Are Catarrh. Governor Atkinson. Hon. G. W. Atkinson , Governor of West Virginia , In a recent letter from Charleston to Dr. Hartman , says : " 1 can recommend your prep aration , Pe-ru-na , as a tonic. Its reputation as a cure for catarrh Is excellent , It having been used by a number of people known to me with the very best results. " Secretary of State W. 13. Chllton. Hon. W. EJ Chllton , ex-Secretary of the State of West Virginia , writIng - Ing from Charleston to Dr. Hart man , says : ' "It affords me great pleasure to testify to tlio merits of yoi-r preparation Pe-ru-na. It has been used by quite a number of my neighbors and friends In cases of catarrh and has accom plished all that you cfalm for It. 1 have used It as a tonlo and as such I find that It is of very great benefit when my nerv ous system is deranged. " Colonel Peter Sells of Ohio. Colonel Peter Sells , of Columbus , Ohio , Is probably one of the busiest men In the United States. It Is Impossible for the average man to estimate the amount of wear and tear and nervous strain that such a man must endure. In commenting upon this subject Mr. Sells stated In a let ter to Dr. Hartman : "My business as ad vertising agent of our Immense consoli dated show makes It necessary for mo to be constantly subject to change of climate and diet. I find Pe-ru-na to bo an admirable remedy to correct the evils that follow. I would not bo without Po-ru-na In my trav els. With an occasional use of this remedy I find myself always In splendid health nnd good spirits. " Robert B. Mantel ! the great tragedian in a let ter dated Philadelphia. Pa. , August G , 1S93 , writes. "Tho bottle of Pe-ru-na at hand. His splendid and moat in vigorating ; refreshing to the nerves and brain. It is one of the best Robert Mantell. tonics I have over used It makes one feel like a new man. " "This is to certify that I was afflicted for several years with that dreadful disease known as chronic catarrh of the head and nose. After trying \arlous ca tarrh cures without getting any relief , I began to take Pe-ru-na with Immediate good results. I had severe pains In the head and nose ; I could not be free fiom a con stant dcsiro to clear the throat of mucus , and my nose wo entirely stopped up. After taking a course of Pe-ru-na I feel belter than I have for ten years nnd have no symp toms of my former troubles remaining. I am quite able to do my usual work without the fatigue which 1 used to feel on the slightest exertion. " W. W. Hornback , Carthage , Mo , W. A , MocCorkle , Governor of West Vir ginia , says : "Your Pe- ru-na as n tonic Is cer tainly unexcelled , nnd In a number of cases that have come under my observation , where It has been used for . , . . catarrh , or any disease Governor MacCorkle w'hlch had Its origin In that malady , It has been of very great benefit. Pe-ru-na has my hearty commen dation , both as a tonic and catarrh rem edy. " W. A. Ohley , Ex- Secretary of State of West Virginia , writes as follows to Dr. Hart man : "I most heartily recommend Pe-ru-na as a great benefit In cases ot catarrh ; It Is especially beneficial wherever the mucous membranes are affect ed. As a tonic It cer tainly has no superl- or. " Bec'y of State Ohley. EXACT SIZE OF UOTTLE , Miss Berry , the prlma donna. Miss Maude Lillian Berry , of the Madison Square Opera Company , ono of the leading opera singers of America. In speaking of Pe-ru-na. said : "Really I feel It as a duty to say how much Pc-ru-na has done for mo. Just look how fresh I am. You would not expect , In this spell of warm weather , to find mo leaving the stage without the least fatigue. It Is entirely due to Po-ru- na. Long ago my nerves wcro In danger of absolute and hopeless collr.pso from the strain of hard work , study nnd excitement. It would have crushed mo to give up my ambition. A friend sent me a bottle of Pe-ru-na and prevailed upon mo to take It , I did , with marvelous results. Not only did It relieve the tension and give incredible relief , but has made me heavier and strong er than ever before In my life. " Hon. J. D. Botkln , Congressman-nt-large of Kansas , says of "It gives Po-ru-na : mo pleasure to certify to the excellent cura tive qualities of your medicines , Pe-ru-na and Man-a-lln. I have been aflllctcd * more or less for a quarter of a century' with catarrh of the V stomach and consti pation. A resldcncccongrcHsman Uotkln. In Washington has increased these troubles. A few bottles of your medicines has given me almost complete relief , and I am sure that a continuation of them will effect a permanent cure. Pe-ru-na Is really a won derful remedy for catarrhal affections. " Mayor Samuel L. Black. ' Hon. Samuel L. Black , Mayor ol Columbus , Ohio , says : "I can most .cheerfully recommend Pc-ru-na at of the very greatest poss bio bene fit In cases of catarrh and othci diseases of the mucuous membrane. This remedy has established Itsell In the minds of the people as ol the greatest possible worth and genuineness. I have known Dr. Hartman for a number of years and am pleased to say that he is ono ot the leading citizens of this city n man of the very highest standing and character In the community. " i The Sisters of St. Francis of St , Vincent's Orphan Asylum , , East Main street , corner of Rose avenue , Columbus , Ohio , in a letter dated June 2 , 1898 , to Dr. Hnrtman , say : "Some years ago a friend of 0111 institution recommended Dr. Hart- man's Po-ru-na as an excellent remedy for Influenza , of which wn then had several cases which threatened to bo of a serious char acter. Wo began to use it and ex perienced such wonderful results that since- then Pe-ru-na has be come our favorite medicine for In- fiucnza , catarrh , coughs , colds and bronchitis. " Hon. J L. Hampton of Ohio. Hon. J. L. Hampton , Executive Clerk In the Governor's office , Columbus , O. , writes as follows to Dr. Hortman : "I have been using Pe-ru-na for some weeks and want to testify to Its value In cases of catanh and stomach trouble. I hove boon n sufferer from catarrh for years , and my whole sys tem waa permeated with It , thus causing mo much stomach trouble. Pe-ru-na lini cured the catarrh and I am In every way much Improved. " "Hon. David Mcek- Ison , Member of Con gress from Ohio , says of Pe-ru-na : I have used several bottles of Pc-ru-na and feel greatly b o n o fl t e tl thereby from my ca tarrh of the head and feel encouraged to Congr. Mcckleon. bellevo that Its con tinued use will fully eiadlcatc a disease ot thirty yi'urs standing. " John B. Floyd , Sena tor of West Virginia , Lawyer and Journalist , says In a recent letter to Dr. Hartman In speaking of Pe-ru-na : "I can recommend your Po-ru-na an a most ex cellent tonic and as a remedy for catarrh It certainly has a most cn- vlablo reputation , scv- rral persons personally known to mo having Sen. J. U. Floyd , used It with very beneficial results. Pe- ru-na certainly has my hearty endorse ment. " Mr. C. II , Jennlsh Is proprN ctor of ono of the leading ma chine shops In Decorah , la. Ha hod been troubled with catarrh for several years and had tried many remedies without effect until he cotnmencd taking Po- ru-na , of which ho took four - _ . . _ bottles and ho claims It en tirely cured him. Ho recommends It to all who nro afflicted with catarrh , as ho thinks It the best medicine prepared , "My sister Nelllo had the whooping cough. She took Pe-ru-na with the best of results. I must say this much In regard to your remedies : I think If everyone afficted would j take them they never ' er regret It , but would > praise them to every ns long as they lived , " Miss Mary Slncox , Shulls- burg , Wls. A cold Is the flrst stage of catarrh. An old cold Is cbronlo catarrh. The best time to euro catarrh Is In th first stage. A neglected cold Is almost sure to result In chronic catarrh. To neglect to take Po-ru-na after catching a cold or hav ing a cough Is next to Eulclde. "Winter Catarrh" Is a book written by Dr. Hartman , Columbus , Ohio. Sent fre to any address.