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The Commoner. 9 i - Home Department. (Continued from Page Eight.) tag a needle, her aunt began: "When I was in Georgia, last Octo ber, I saw a queer vine growing over the porch of an old negro's cabin. It looked like a pumpkin vine, with its great coarse leaves, and it had green, gourd like seed pods of fruit hanging &11 over it. I asked the old colored man, who was hoeing near by, about it, and he said, in surprise: 'Lawsy me! Didn' you neber heerd tell ob a dlsn rag vino afore?" "'Dishrag!' I echoed. " 'Yes, they grows dishrags on 'em,' he answered. Then, pulling off- one of tha funny gourds, he cut it in two and showed me the matted fibres inside. It seems when these halves are dried in the sun, that they become something like a touglr-sponge. "He seemed very proud of the fact that his wife had used one for a whole year and asked, in a tone half of pity and half of disgust, 'Does you all hab tor use er rag?' He was pitying ms just as I was sorry for him! It was too funny to see him hobble off, shak ing his head and laughing at a white voman who 'neber knowed nothin bout dishrag vines!'" "Will you bring me one next winter, aunt?" Margie asked. '"Do you want to wash my dishes with it?" "N-no. I'd rather hem cloths, I Hove; but I'd like to try it on my doll dishes.." Lee McCrae, in Birds and Nature'. PINKY WOOJPS -Healthful but Not Always Curative. To go to the pinoy woods is a help, hiit if one carries along the bad habits of- food and drink that have caused sickness, the piney woods will not produce a recovery. Coffee drinking caused blindness in a Virginia gentleman, and his re markable experience is worth read ing. "I have been a coffee drinker since my earliest remembrance. If I missed qoffee at a meal it brought on headache. This should have shown me that I was a victim to a drug habit. Finally, wakeful, restless nights came on. After dinner I was always drowsy and after sleeping would waken stupid and morbid, and felt as though I had been drugged, and when this, feeling wore oft nervousness. and rest lessness would set in until, I drugged myself with coffee again. At last my eyesight began to fail. Some of the best optical specialists agreed that I had an affliction of the optic nervq, and after two or three years treatment ray eyes slowly lost their power and I became almost sightless. I was advised to go to a pine woods near the sea In a moat isolated place. This I did and lived there for two years wlthqut any visible benefit. I gave up 9.1.1 hope of recover until last spring a friend expressed the belief that the coffee I drank was the cause of all ofc my trouble. He had been a slave to it and had been unable to find relief until he quit and took up Postum Food Coffee. His experience startled mo and I de cided to try the' change although I had but. little faith in its merits. My first cup of Postum proved delicious arid was a great surprise. It waa evi dently well made. I had not the slightest trouble in leaving off coffee for- the Postum filled its, place per fectly During the past six months I have gained in flesh, my sallow complexion has become clear, and my eyesight gradually improved until now r am able to" read and. write, My. Blind is once mora clear and active,; and I no longer suffer from sleepleasr nervous alalia. You can imagine I f6el grate ful for my restoration." W. Harold Fenton, Brighton, Va, TO CUIIK A COLD IN ONE DAY Tako Laxativo Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druKBlBts rofund tho monoy if it fails to cure. E. w. Grove's signaturo is on each box. 25c. Weekly Press Forum. (Continued from Pago Seven.) lieve in denying rights to others which they claim for themselves. Tampa (Fla.) Herald: Over in Ar kansas a big man licked a little editor on Monday. On Wednesday tho editor was able to hobble out again, and his first act was to plant a bullet skilfully into the big man who had pounded him. And the big man was gathered unto his fathers. Arkansas Is very crude. Scottsburgh (Ind.) Journal: When you hear a man boasting that tho sil ver Issue is dead and that the demo cratic party Is to be reorganized, you make no mistake in marking him as a republican or as a gold democrat. They are both anxious that both these things be true. They never let an op portunity to mention the subject pass. Tho rea issue for 1904 will appear in time and the democratic party will be well organized. Anoka (Minn.) Free Press: "Anti Bryan" democrats had a chance to size themselves up In tho late Ohio elec tion. They were buried a thousand feet under the ground. Yet they are the kind of democrats' that make pre tenses at being able to save the coun try from republican misrule by lead ing the democratic party to victory. In reality they are the kind of demo crats that betray the country into, tho hands of tho enemy every time. Macomb (111.) Eagle: Will anybody say why men who build ships should have subsidies or grants of money from the treasury? Such subsidies or grants will all go to men already rich, for none except rich men have ship yards or are In the shlp-bulldJng busi ness. The farmer or the wage worker will build no ships. Why should thoy be taxed to increase the wealth of those who do build them or may build them if the treasury can be tapped for the money? Dyersville (la.) Commercial: Tho money question is a vital one and will never die, and the time will soon be at hand when the people will bitterly realize the utter failure of. our prescnr monetary system. They will realize in full capacity that the flat money issued by the money trust is not what It should be, and that congress had no constitutional power to delegate to others the right of our government to issue currency and regulate the vol ume of the medium of exchange. Bolivar (Tenn.) Free Press: Tha shipment of gold to and from this country from time to time shows that i,Wm. J. Bryan was right when he said that tho republican system of finance had made gold nothing but a commod ity and as such it is shipped in or out of this country whenever the money brokers of Wall and Lombard street can make money by such shipments. As we have always said the brokers ia Wall street do not want a settled and perfect system of finances. their man ipulations would then cease. Doniphan (Mo.) Prospect-News: If opposition to principles aro to be taken as proof that the principles aro wrong, tho first fow cycles of tho Christian era furnish abundant testimony of tho fallacy of the religion of the Son of God. Wo do not believe that's true, however; nor do wo believe two de feats of tho principles enunciated by the Chicago and Kansas City plat forms aro, by any means, conclusive evidence that those principles aro wrong. And, most assuredly, we aro not in favor of abandoning right prin ciples to court popularity or to secure political victory. New Philadelphia (0.) Times: The Commoner advises debating club in school districts or in neighborhoods to discuss leading national questions. It Is a good suggestion and wo Jjelleve that if properly carried out there would bo much good wrought out. There are many questions which peo ple will not consider, in an unbiased manner, during tho heated campaign, but during the quiet of tho winter's nights they will listen to reason and argument. If Mr.. Bryan's suggestion takes root we do not believe that there will be so many advocates of the dol lar, but we do believe that humanity will have more defenders and that would be a desirable result. Dayton (Wash.) Courier-Press: The present tariff was shaped largely ac cording to tho demands of the Inter ests that had furnished a reat part of the republican campaign fnud. The cattle trust gave more than a million dollars to that fund on the express condition that the duty on hides, which had been oJS. for many years, should be reimposed if the republicans should gain control of all branches of the government. The contract wa3 .carried out and a tax upon every household and every individual in tho land was the result. It was a mighty good bargain for the cattle trust, and there have been many other instances of such deals in which the masses of the people were the victims. Bloomfield (Ind.) Democrat: The people of Minnesota and North Da kota are alarmed over the recent con solidation of the Northern Pacific and Great Northern into a monster trust. They fear the huge combination was formed for tho purpose of circumvent ing and overriding the state laws and they are calling upon the governors of those states to convene the legislatures and pass laws forbidding corpora tions, chartered In New Jersey and other states from doing business In their jurisdictions unless legally au thorized under tho laws of those states. We are afraid it Is too late, dear peo ple of Minnesota and North Dakota. You have sinned away your day of grace. The time to have acted was In 1896, when Bryan was a candidate for president. Then you could have done something effective by putting in power men who were In sympathy with the people and whoso efforts would have been directed to destroy ing tho trusts or preventing them from springing up and swallowing up the. country. But you voted to put in power th,e friends of the trusts and you are getting Just what you voted for. You have no right to kick. You must take your medicine. THE FIRSTBORN. Why is it that the firstborn child Is so often the healthiest of a family of chil dren? The reason seems to suggest it self. As child follows child the mother has less and leas vitality ; often not enough for herself and none, therefore, for her child. Expectant mothers who use Doctor Pirrrt'n "Pnvrrif Vrt- n. scription find that it keeps them in vigor ous health. They eat well, sleep well and are not nervous. When baby comes its advent is practically painless, and the mother is made han- y by the birth of a icalthy child. If you would be a healthy mothqr of healthy children use "Favor ite Prescription." MI will be very glad to say a few words for Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prcscrip tion," writes Mrs. P. 9. Douglas, of Mansonville, Bromc Co., Quebec. Dur ing the first four months, when I looked forward to becoming a mother, I Buf fered very much from nau sea ami vomiting, and I felt so terribly sick I could scarcely cat or unnic any thing. I hntcd all kinds of food. At this time l' wrote to Dr. Pierce, and he told me to get his 'Favorite Prescription ana a bottle ot "Golden Medical Discovery.' I got, a bottle of each, and when I had taken them a few days, I felt much better, and when I had taken hardly three parts of each bottle I felt well and could cat as well as any one. and could do my work without any trouble (I could not do anything before). I feel very thankful to Dr. Pierce for his medicine, and I tell all who tell me they are sick, to get these medicines, or write to Dr. Pierce," Those who suffer from chronic dis eases are invited to consult Dr. Pierce, by letter, free. All correspondence strictly private. Address Dr. R. V., Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. Dr. Piercers Pleasant Pellets cure bil iousness and sick headache. mmmmmmmmmmBHmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Strength. The strongest animals exist entire ly on vegetable food. It is the ferocity of the lion rather than his strength that makes him formidable. An ele phant is a match for several llora and Is a vegetarian. The animals with most speed and endurance the horse,, the reindeer and the antelope are also vegetarians. Cleveland Plain Dealer. I American Presidents. Two presidents of the United State3 were elected by the whig party during the twenty-five years of Its existence as an organization. These were William Henry Harrison and' Zachary Taylor. Both died in office. The republican party, which succeeded the whig party, has elected in forty-one yeans six presidents Lincoln, Grant, Hay&v Garfield, Harrison and McKlnley. Three of these Lincoln, Garfield and -McKniley were assassinated. This Js a startling and a tragic record. Ther democratic party Joaa been in exist- t ence 11Q years. During half that per iod it has been in power in the nation. It elected nlno presidents of the United States Messrs. Jefferson, Mad ison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Pjlk, Pierce, Buchanan and Cleveland. Five of these, namely, Jefferson, Madi son, Monroe, Jackson and Cleveland, served two terms each. Ot the entir nine democratic presidents elected in 110 years not one died in office. It 13 worthy of note also that the only er presldent living ia a democrat. Bos ton Republic. Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills. 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