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PE-RU-N A b!^Klo WO/WEN
Says Dr. A\. C. Gcc. of San Francisco.
A CONSTANTLY increasing number of j
physicians prescribe Peruna in their
It has proven its merits so thoroughly
that even the doctors have overcome their
prejudice against so called patent medicines
and recommend it to their patients.
**I Advise Women to Use Pe-ru-na.”
Says Dr. Gee.
Dr. M. C. Gee is one of the physicians
who endorse Peruna. In a letter written
from 513 Jones street, San l'rancisco, Cal.,
‘There is a general objection on the part
of the practicing jhjcician to advocate
patent medicines, but when any one medi
cine cures hundreds of people, it demon
etrates its own value and does not need the
endorsement of the profession.
“Peruna has performed sol many
wonderful cures In F in tranchco that
/ am convinced that It Is a valuable
remedy. I have frequently advised Its
use for women, as / find it Insures
regular and painless menstruation,
c. res leucorrhnsa and ovarian troubles,
and builds tip the entire system. I also
consider it one of the finest catarrh remedies
Ikno-vof. 1 heartily endorse your medi
cine."—M. C. Gee, M. D.
Mrs. It. T. Gaddis, Marion, N. C., is
one of Dr. Hartman's grateful patients.
She consulted him by letter, followed his
directions, and is no., able to say the fol
"before I commenced to take Peruna I
coule not do any hard work without suffer
ing great pain. 1 toil: Peruna, and can day
with j leasure that it lias done more for me
than any other mediciue I have ever taken.
Now I a-n .-well as ever; I do all my own
work and it never hurts me at all. I think
I’eruua is a great medicine for woman
kind."—Mis. E. T. Gaddis.
Women are especially liable to pelvic
catarrh, female weakness as it is commonly
Peruna occupies a unique position in
medical science. It is the only internal
systemic catarrh remedy known to the
medical prolession to-day. Catarrh, as
everyone will admit, is the cause of one
half the diseases which afflict mankind.
Catarrh and catarrhal diseases afflict
one-lialf of the people of the United
// you do not derive prompt and satisfactory results from
the use of Peruna, write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full
statement of your case and he will be pleased to give you his
valuable advice gratis.
Address Dr. Hartman. President of the Hartman Sanitarium,
MYSTERY OF WILD ANIMALS.
What Becomes of Those That Ole
Natural Deaths in the Woods?
"The forest has many mysteries,"
said nn old Pennsylvania woodman,
"but none deeper than that of wild
animals that die natural deaths.
"The four-footed dwellers of the
woods certainly do not live forever.
Age and disease must carry them of?
regularly, as human beings ar<» carried '
off. but what becomes of their bodies?
“1 never heard of any one’s coming
across a wild dead bear or deer or
wildcat or fox that had died from
natural causes. 1 found the carcass
of a big five-pronged buck in the
woods once, but a rattlesnake, also
dead, bad its fangs buried in one of
the deer’a nostrils. There had evi
dently been a fight to the death be
tween the reptile and the bpast.
“Another time 1 followed the trail
of a hear from a clearing where it
had stolen a half-grown lamb. I came
upon the headless lardy of the lamb a
mile or so out on the trail, and a half
mile further on, near the edge of a
swamp, 1 was surprised to And the
body of the bear,
"Its Jaws were open, and its glassy
eyes were pushed far out of its head. 1
.1 held u post-morten examination of ,
the dead bear and found the lamb’s
head lodged In its throat. How or
why the hear ever permitted it to
get there 1 am unable to explain.
"1 have many times found other
dead animals In the woods, but never
one that did not show unquestionable
evidence of having died from violence
of some hind. Every woodsman w;il
t?!l you the same. What becomes of
the dead wild animals that die nat
"I always smile when misfortune
overtakes me.” said the clerical look
"That’s ;i good idea,’’ rejoined the
hardware drummer, "but what jo
you do when it overtakes you .a a
YELLOW < 1,0 TI IKS A I! E t7XSIOHTt.1T.
Keepthetn white with Red < 'rot-K Ball Blue.
AU grocers t ell large A or. package, 5 cents.
, Legal Technicality.
1 A Chelsea (England) hospital Is
mourning the loss of a bequest of
$(5,000 thrcugh a legal informality. The
tpstator signed his will in his bed
room, and the witness is thoughtlessly
tarried it into another room before
signing it, thus malting the document
The Post Renults in Starching
C'ln t>e obtained only by using Defiance
►tarch. besides getting 4 07. tuero lor sumo
money—no cooking required.
•‘Mamma,” asked small Floramay,
"what is a synonym?”
“A synonym, my dear, is a wnrj
that <an be used in the place of an
other when you don't know how to
*pell the other,” replied the mother,
who happened to be a trifle shy oa
P2TC ram*, to r prvotinnefifl aft#*?
I I ! v tlr#* d»i''» tiw' of Dr. Kiitif*'* (JivolNerve Hi rt.tr.
er. Rend f »r |'K KK 43.(M) trial bottle and treat!**).
Dit. K. fti K LiN a. Ltd , VUl Art h Htrvot. Wulodeadua**"*
Burglar Oalks at Jewels.
Though r.ot taking ail the money he
could Had, u burglar who brake into a
•womans house in Paris left a note
saying he could net dud it in his heart
to take her jewels lest taey were ueir
Heathen—A person who does not
believe in the same Ood you do.
The larger the exaggeration the
smaller It looks.
All Up to Date Housekeepers
Die Pefianco Cold Water Htorch, become it
Is better, and 4 oz. more of it for tome
Makes the Blind See.
A discovery, of which there are few
ietails to hnnd. Is announced from
Crance. A professor appears to have
produced an apparatus by which he
asserts the blind will sec, and not only
'hose who have lost their vision in
middle life, but even those persons
ivho were born blind will be able to
see under certain stated conditions.
With this apparatus,I)r. Caze says that
lie can go into a totally dark room
and see every object as celarly a3
in daylight. It is described as being
on the same scientific basis as the
telephone, and it transmits light to a
certain part of the brain in the same
way as a telephone transmits sounds
to the ear.
Miles and the Irishman.
General Miles is quoted by a fellow
officer as telling the following story
on himselt: "It was during our pur
suit of Chief Joseph, said the gen
eral. "One exceedingly stormy night
we encountered on our march In the
Bearpaw mountains a few woodehop
pers’ cabins. The woodsmen were not
inclined to be very hospitable, but we
finally Induced them to snare with us
the protection their huts afforded.
They consented, however, only upon
condition that they should not under
any circumstances be compelled to 1
give up their beds. It fell to my lot I
to share the bunk of the boss, a very
stern Irishman, who was not delighted
with his guest. Hoping to establish
an entente cordiale I said, hanteringly,
as we were preparing to retire: ‘Come
now, Patrick, you know you’d be a
long time in Ireland before you’d get
a chance to sleep with a general.’
And it’s Ol that am thinking.’ ho in
stantly retorted, ‘that you’d he a long
time in In land before you’d lver be
made a gineral.’ ”
Has Other Advantages.
Many people have tried the food
Grape-Nuts simply with the idea of
avoiding the trouble of cooking food
in the hot months.
All of these have found something
besides the ready cooked food idea, for
Grape-Nuts is a scientific food that
tones up and restores a sick stomach
as well as repairs the waste tissue In
brain and nerve center.
“For two years 1 had been a sufferer
from catarrh of the stomach due to
Improper food and to relieve this con
dition I had tried nearly every pre
pared food on the market without any
success until six months ago my wife
purchased a box of Grape-Nuts, think
ing it would be a desirable cereal for
the summer months.
“We soon made a discovery, we were
enchanted with the delightful flavor of
the food anil to my surprise 1 began te
get well. My breakfast now consists
or a little fruit, four toaspounfuls of
Grape-Nuts, a cup of Posturn, which I
prefer to cofTce, graham bread or toast
and two boiled eggs. I never suffer
the least distress after eating this and
my stomach is perfect and general
health fine. Grape-Nuts is a wonder
ful preparation. It was only a little
time after starting on It that wife and
I both felt younger, more vigorous,
and In all ways stronger. This has
been our experience.
“P. S. The addition of a little salt
in place of sugar seems to me to im
orove the food.” Name given by Poa
turn Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Send for particulars by mall of ex
tension of time on the |7,5CO.OO cooks’
contest for 735 money prizes.
DRESSED TO KILL
"Breathes there the man with soul so
As Walter Scott sang In a ballad.
Who never to his friends has said.
“I, I alone can mix a salad!"
Who when his varlet, meek and low.
Suggested he himself should fix It,
Kxclalmed with petulance: "No, no!
Give me the cruet arid I'll tlx it!"
We gaze on him with civil smile
If we his strong esteem would capture;
Our optic organs roll the while
In throes of simulated rapture.
He’s hound the verdant leaves to spoil,
This lettuce notoriety seeker.
With too much vinegar or oil
Or oversurfeit of paprika.
Still we maintain our placid grin.
Although 'tls salted much too fully,
Ami garlic cloves galore rubbed In.
We voice the eulogistic "Bully!”
For conscience prompteth us this way
To revel in the product gladly.
Well knowing on some future day
We'll mix another Just as badly.
—New York Herald.
Committed to the Deep
The steward knocked, and put his
head in at the door.
“Cabin passenger, sir, No. 1C.” he
reported, with a business-like brev
Ity. "Very bad.’’
Dr. Yalden glanced up from his
"What’s the matter with him?”
“Dun’no, sir. Uncommon bad.”
“Usual thing, I suppose?”
“No, sir. Not sea sick. Queer when '
he came aboard yesterday, I thought
Been in bed all day. Wouldn’t let me j
get him anything. Till just now he I
asked me to fetch you.”
The steward withdrew, and the !
doctor only delayed to finish the first
paragraph of a letter he had been
writing when he was interrupted.
It was not precisely an urgent let- j
ter, for he had no intention of doing !
anything with it until the ship arrived
at Liverpool; but it was to contaiu i
much that he knew he could not pos- j
cibly put into speech, and it w’as to !
tell the recipient that he would ar
rive less than half a day behind it.
The lamp that shone frcm the wall
of No. 16 showed him a haggard man i
stretched on the bunk apparently ;
asleep. While the doctor was taking
a preliminary survey of him he
coughed and awoke.
“I’m the doctor. You sent for me.
“Oh, thanks. ... I don’t know,
doctor. My head’s all afire, and my
hands, too. Feel that.”
The doctor took his hand and laid
a finger on his pulse. The hand was
hot and dry, the pulse was galloping
furiously, and a brief examination was
sufficient to diagnose hia ailment.
“A touch of pneumonia,” said Yal
den. "You must take more care of
yourself than you’ve been doing late
ly. You were not fit to travel; you
must have felt ill before you started.”
“I wanted to get home,” the other
answered, wearily. ‘T’ve been away
—a long time.”
“We must see what we can arrange
about nursing,” the doctor concluded.
“I’ll give you some medicine; you’ve
got a good constitution, and with
care, you’ll puil round all right.”
“Oh, yes. . . . lie mustn’t be
left, Barrow.” The doctor turned to
the steward. -“Somebody will have to
sit up with him to-night. I’ll see him
again before I turn in, and I’ll get
the captain to let you have assist
After fulfilling which latter duty he
retired to his cabin and resumed the
laborious composition of his letter.
Three years ago he met in Loudon
the girl he told himself he had been
looking for all his life. She was near
ly twenty years his junior, but what
did that matter? Her people had
been rich and preud, ami now,
through recent financial disasters,
they were poor and prouder, but what
did all that matter either?
Sho heard him with pity in her
‘‘What's the matter with hire?”
eyes, but not love; and she told him,
with only pity in her tones, that the
man she loved was dead and her
heart was buried with him.
I^ater he learned the story that lay
behind her words, and saw more hope
in it for himself than she had siren
him, for surely his living love of her
could, in due time, win her away from
the memory of a dead rival. He
would not take her answer then, but
begged her to think of all it must
mean to him, and let him ask her for
it, once for all, when he came homo
from his next voyage.
He was speeding homeward now,
and the letter was to prepare her for
his coming. He wrote it with so many
pauses for reflection that by 10
o'clock it was still unfinished, when,
mindful of his patient, he relocked it
in his desk.
No. 16 was awake, but drowsy with
“If I don't pull through this, doc
“Don't you worry about that; you
“But if I don't—I'm not afraid of
dying. I’ve been near it too often
Flung the glass far out into the dark.
for that; and yet. now it seems hard
er than it ever did before.”
‘‘You’d better not talk. 1 don’t
want you to exrite yourself.”
“Not me! What I mean is, it would
be hard luck to die on the way home
I’ve been away nearly nine years. 1
went away as poor os a rat, anil I’m
going back rich. That’s something,
“It's a great deal.”
“And I'm not dead yet, though I'm
supposed to be!” the other chuckled,
grimly. “One everlasting, terrible
winter we were snowed up miles away
from everywhere, and we were put
down as done for. Only two of us
managed to worry through, and we
wandered heaven knows where, and
we lived—well, wo didn’t live. But wo
worried through—and I'm going
home.” Hi3 eyes closed and he ram
bled on dreamily: “Nine years; but
she'll he waiting. I told her that It
wouldn’t be more than two—and sho
said ‘It's till you come, Ned. and if
you never come, I shall wait till I
meet you, at the end.’ ”
He lay quiet a minute, and then,
opening his eyes and finding the doc
tor regarding him intently, he con
“We’ve never written to each other.
We promised her people we wouldn’t.
She was to be free to change If she
would; they said it was best. I had
no money and no prospects, but if I
went back a rich man and she had
not changed. ... I knew she
never would. Whether I lived or
died, she said she would never change
—and she won't.”
Did you say your name was Ed
The doctor was startled by the
alien sound of his own voice.
The sick man nodded, and, pointing
across the cabin
‘‘Her portrait’s in my bag, doctor,”
he said. "I)o you mind getting it for
me? My will’s in there, too. I made
it as soon as I struck my first luck,
in case. . . . Oh, what I wanted
to ask you. doctor, wa3—if I don’t pull
round, will you have my bag and
everything sent to her? You'll find
"Yes, yes. But not now,” YaJden
interrupted harshly. “You’ve talked
too much already. . . . Come
along, Barrow," he hailed the advent
of the steward with ineffable relief.
"Call mo if he is worse in the night”
He was dazed and stupefied by the
knowledge that had come upon him
so unexpectedly, and yearned to get
away and be alone where he might
think of It. One thought only burned
to a clear and fiercely steady blaze—
a sinister, hellish thought that ho
dared not face and could not ex
He lest all count of time, ns a man
does when he sleeps, but when th*
steward summoned him hurriedly an
hour after midnight he had evidently
not been in bed; a light was burning
In his cabin, he was still dressed, and
his face was wan and hla eyes heavy,
as if he were In pain.
“Mr. Ashton’s worse, sir. Edwards
is with him. and called me to fetch
you. He can’t sleep. Keeps sitting
up, Edwards says, staring as if he
could see people, an’ talking very
sing'lar. Delirious, I expect, sir.”
“We must try a sleeping draught,”
said Yalden dully. “I’ll be there di
Barrow being gone, he busied him
self in the medicine cupboard, and
hastened after him, carrying some
thing in a glass.
Drawing near to No. 16, he could
hear the sick man babbling monoton
ously, and the very sound of his voice
stung him and quickened a fiercer
flame within him; till suddenly he
caught a word of what the man was
saying—merely a name, but the utter
ance of it checked him instantly, as If
a hand had plucked at his sleeve.
He stood trembling, and in that
same instant saw, shaping white in
the darkness before him, a sweet, sad
face, grown pale with weary years of
longing—the pure, wistful eyes looked
into his, and their calmness calmed
him, and their sadness made him
With a something breaking like a
sob in his throat, he swiftly retraced
his steps, pausing in the unlighted
saloon to open one of the portholes
and fling the glass he carried far out
Into the dark.
Thereafter he sat till well into the
day watching and tending the man
she loved and had loved so long.
Going on dock in the morning, ho
leaned over the side to tear up the
letter he had written and scatter its
fragments Into the sea. It was the
burial of a. great hope that had died
In the night.
As he walked away, the captain,
coming from breakfast, met him, and
lingered to make Inquiries.
“Morning, doctor; how's the pa
tient? You’re not going to make a
funeral of it, I hope?”
“Not quite,” Yalden laughed care
lessly. “He has taken a turn for tho
better.”—Black and White.
PROFESSOR IN HARD LUCK.
Siorm’o Early Arrival Spoiled Hi»
Chances for Fame.
We can recall no rainmaker from
the time of Plutarch, or any rain doc
tor of the Indians, or any rain sorcerer
of the African tribes, who has played
in harder luck than Prof. Meyers has
just encountered In the Adirondacks.
He arrived a few days ago with a
fine collection of balloons and bombs
and got all ready for operations on
Tuesday. On the evening of that day
he announced that be should vend up
some balloons with powerful bombs
with lighted fuses attached, and that
rain would follow the explosion almost
As a matter of fact, rain preceded
the explosion. Just as the professor
was about to cut the ropes of his
balloon a tremendous thunderstorm
came up, advancing with terriffle speed
and deluging the region with water.
Yen see, nature had “got on” to the
professor’s little game and forestalled
him. But imagine the airs of the
professor if he had got his balloons
up about fifteen minutes ahead of the
shower! No rain doctor that the
world has known would have been
“in it” with him then.—New York
One Dog’s Intelligence.
The inteligence of animals seems
as a rule to be underrated ra,ther than
overrated. A dog breeder described
the other day a wonderful collie that
had belonged to Sir John Lubbock.
"This dog,” he said, “would, when it
was hungry, lay at its master's feet a
card marked ‘Food.’ When it was
thirsty it would fetch a card marked
‘Drink.’ When It wanted to take a
walk It would bring a card marked
’Out.’ Sir John Lubbock trained it to
do this trick in less than a month.
Ho put the food card over the dog’s
food and made it bring the card to
him before he would allow it to eat,
and in the matter of drinking and
going out he used a like method. The
cards were similar in shape and color.
Nothing but the writing on them dif
fered. Since, therefore, the dog dis
tinguished them by the writing alone,
it may truly be said that the animal
More Crirhinals To-day.
“The number of criminals is on the
Increase, and the number of heinous
offenses grows less as civilization ad
vances,” said a New York criminal
lawyer the other day. “This may seem
paridoxical, but it is easily explained.
New laws are continually being made
constituting new crimes, and while
the number of the violations of the
law grows larger, the number of atro
cious crimes diminishes. If you will
consult the criminal statistics you
will see that the increase is almost
entirely in the new and lighter of
The Kindly Sinners.
If only kindly sinnors
Could rule this world's affairs.
We'd sit at better dinners
And spend leas time In prayers;
And at life's sparkling bamiuet
We’d drown corroding cares.
If only kindly sinners
Could rule this world's affairs.
Safety in Numbers.
Brannigan—Come home an' teck
supper wid me. Flannigan.
Flannigan—Shure, It’s past jpt sup
per time now-. Yer wife’ll be mad as
Brannigan—That’s Jest it; she ain't
lick the two of ua.
MO PLUMBING IN THOSE DAYS.
But th» Moat Might Be Used in the
Absence of Bathe.
The girl whom her friends called
"The American Beauty” was engaged
to a French duke. The duke s sister,
complaisant and anxious to please,
was visiting the girl's parents in Mil
"Of course," she was saying one
day. "It would be nicer if there were
i king of France, then the duke would
nave all his rights and privileges
which are suspended during the re
public. But it is the political and
financial rights only that are dead.
Just thtng of my brother’s castle, par
"Is it a very big one?” questioned
the American Beauty, resting her chin
In her palms.
“Oh, very big, mon amie. It dates
from the time of Charlemagne, and is
a wonderful place, with towers and
dungeons and a moat—and awful oub
liettes—where tiey used to put pris
oners. you know, and forget all about
them for years and years.”
"How cheerful,” laughed the Ameri
can Beauty. "Do you know, I think
I should welcome oubliettes if only
I might consign to them a few people
whom I know to deserve such a fate.
But even with oubliettes I don’t think
nuch a castle would have much charm
for me. You see I am devoted to
modern improvements; and 1 suppose
there's no plumbing in the duke's
"Plumbing, mon amie!” exclaimed
the duke’s sister, with an air of hor
ror. “Of course not! There v.a3 no
plumbing in Charlemagne's time!”
“Oh, dear me,” sighed the American
Beauty. "And I am so fond of my tub.
I suppose I would have to bathe In the
moat. Wouldn’t that be dismal?”
CITIES OF THE MIDDLE AGES.
Frightful Conditions That Prevailed
Greeks and Romans paid special
attention to the pnysical culture of
their youth, to public water supplies
and baths and Athens and Rome
were provided with sewers early In
their history. During the middle ages
sanitation received a decided check.
Ignorance and brutal prejudice pre
vailed, and this was the most unsani
tary period in history. Most Euro
pean towns were built compactly and
surrounded by v.alls. The streets
were narrow and winding and light
and air were excluded. The accu
mulation of filth was frightful.
Stablo3 and houses wore close neigh
bors. The dead were buried within
the churchyards or in the churches.
Wells were fed with polluted water.
All conditions were favorable for the
spread of Infectious diseases and in
the fourteenth century alone the
oriental or bubonic plague—the black
death of recent historians—carried
off a fourth of the population of Eu
rope. The birth rate tvas much less
than the death rate normally. The
cities had to he continually repopu
iated from the country because the
people died so rapidly.
The Chemical National Bank.
Early last century a charter was
granted a company to set up a chemi
cal works in New York and in con
sideration of the boon these works
would be a clause was added grant
ing banking privileges. The astute
men at the head of the concern saw
possibilities of development on bank
ing lines not apparent in the manu
facture of chemicals and decided to
make the business a banking one. To
retain tho privilege, however, it was
necessary to manufacture chemicals
and so then, as to-day, an admirable
protease was made of doing this. In
the fine establishment of the great
Chemical National bank on Broadway
a little shop is apportioned to a manu
facturing chemist, who potters about
mixing Ingredients. Ho is not much
troubled with business, but now and
again a New York citizen will startle
a visitor by taking him into this fine
hank and asking for a dime’s worth
of castor oil—which is supplied. This
was the only bank which did not sus
pend specie payments during the civil
The spar«-ribs in tin- frying pan
Are sputtering with dellsht
The sweet potato swells with pride
And bursts Its Jacket tight
And then I see a picture rise
Of Marlon and ills men
With sweet potatoes in tile fire
Beside a reedy fen.
O. Carolina, with the plumes
Of green palmettos crowned,
The glory of your garden state
Is the tuber In the ground
It is not so much to look at—like
Some honest folks we meet—
But underneath a rough brown skin
Its heart is sound and sweet.
It benrs to tables far away
The music of vour name
It fills your coffers with Its gold
And shares your meed of fa me.’
bo plant a sweet potato prav
Upon the gilded field,
Beneath the tall palmetto tre-s
That nourish in your shield
—Minna Irving in l.i slip’s w.-.-kb
The Latest Utopian Society.
A Utopian society has established
Itself in Ascona, a little place on the
borders of Italy and Switzerland. This
little society, which numbers thifty
oit.ht individuals, seeks to solve the
problem of how to live happily. The
members are pledged to observe cer
tain simple rules of living, which they
have carried out now for three yesrs.
They eat no meat, but live principally
on fruits and herbs, and they wear
one simple garment only, and no hats.
There are Sixteen women in the sect!
They know no laws save those of na
ture, and they amuse thmselres with
Wagnerian music. The founder of the
colony is a Belgian. Each new mem
ber Is Initiated on his finding sufficient
money to buy a plot of land, by the
cultivation of which he is expected to
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