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DOCTOR ADVOCATED OPERATION
PE-RU-NA MADE KNIFE UNNECESSARY.
MRS. EVA " BARTHO , 133 East 32th
St "New York City , N. Y. , writes
I suffered for three years with
Icucorrhea and ulceration of tfie womb.
, The doctor advocated an operation which
/I / dreaded very much , and strongly ob
jected to go tinder it. Now I am a
changed woman. Peruna cured me ; it
took nine bottles , but I felt so much im
proved I kept taking it , as I dreaded an
operation so much. I am to-day in per
fect health aud have not felt so well for
fifteen years. " Mrs. Eva Bartho.
Mrs. Senator Roach , of Lari-
more , N. Dak. ; Mrs. Senator War
ren , of Cheyenne , Wyo. ; Belva
Lockwood and Mrs. General Long-
street , of Washington , D. C. , are
among the prominent ladies who
Miss Helen Rolqf , Kaukauna , Wis. ,
"Several times during the past two
years or more my system has boon
greatly in need of a tonic , and at those
V times Peruna has been of great help in
/ ftbuilding up the system , restoring my
t < * ? Cappetite and securing restful sleep. "
' Helen Holof.
Miss Muriel Armitage , 30 Greenwood
'Ave. , Detroit , Mich. , District Organizer
of the Royal Templars of Temperance ,
writes as follows :
" 1 suffered for five years with uterine
irregularities , which brought on hys
teria and made me a physical wreck. I
tried doctors from the different schools
of medicine , but without any perceptible
change in my condition. In my despair
I called on an old nurse , who advised
me to try Peruna , and promised good
results if I would persist and take it
regularly. I kept this up for six months ,
and steadily gained strength and health ,
and when I had used fifteen bottles I
considered myself entirely cured. I am
a grateful , happy woman to-day. " Miss
Miss Lucy M. Riley , 33 Davenport St. ,
Cleveland , Ohio , writes :
"I wish to add my indorsement to
thousands of other women who have
been cured through the useof Peruna.
I suffered for five years with severe
backache , and when weary or worried
Soak the feet or hands
on retiring in a strong ,
hot , creamy lather of
Dry , and anoint. freely
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burning , and scaling eczema
zema , ,
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and fissures , with brittle ,
shapeless nails , this treat
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frequently curing in one
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Accept no eounter-
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Bayre said to a
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'As you ladles
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- - " 8 , Prop'r , 37 Great Jones 8t , N. X ,
HEN WRITING TO ADVERTISERS
lease cay yea saw
fat tfa pa r.
MRS. hVA BARTHO
in the least I had prolonged headache.
I am now in perfect health , enjoy life
and have neither an ache or pain , thanks
to Peruna. " Lucy M. Riley.
It is no longer a question as to wheth
er Peruna can be relied on to cure all
such cases. During the many years in
which Peruna laas been put to test in all
forms and stages of acute and chronic
catarrh no one year has put this -einedy
to greater test than the past year.
If all the women who are suffering
with any form of female weakness would
write to Dr. Hartman " , Columbus , Ohio ,
and give him a" complete description of
their symptoms and the peculiarities Df
their troubles , he will immediately reply
with complete directions for treatment ,
free of charge.
Address Dr. Ilartman , President of
The Ilartman Sanitarium , Columbus.
. A traveler in the mountain region ol
Kentucky found himself one day IE
need of a piece of i-ope to mend a
broken harness. He was at the sum
mit of a hill , and had passed the last
lonely house half an hour before , fai
As he stood patting his horse and
considering his situation , a lank , for
lorn-looking man appeared from the
woods at one side of the road.
"I suppose you haven't such a thing
as a piece of rope up here with you ? "
asked the traveler. "Where do you
live ? Anywhere near ? "
"I'm living right here for now , " said
the man , slowly , "and I've got no oc
casion for rope nor nothing , stranger.
You can likely get a piece down at the
" \Vidder Granger's. I'll look after yer
animal while you go for it. But don't
you call her the Widder Granger ,
'cause she ain't , really. "
"What do you mean by that ? " asked
the puzzled traveler.
"Well , " said the mountaineer , "I just
call her that on account of her hus
band's having left her. "
"Oh , I see , " said the traveler. "Did
it happen long ago ? "
"Happened 'bout three hours ago , "
said the man , seriously. "She nagged
him , till finally he 'lowed-he'd sheer
off from her und be alone the rest of
his days , and he did so. "
"Can't it be patched up between
them ? " inquired the traveler.
"Mought be , " admitted the hermit ,
"and then again it mought not. "
Suddenly he straightened himself
and his lean countenance took on a
look of stern resolution.
"You go along down and ask her for
s piece o' rope , " he said , briskly , "and
you tell her you saw Jim Granger up
on the top , and he told you she was a
powerful good cook and the smartest
Avoman in Kentuck , and he was 'feel
ing so mighty mean he 'lowed he might
be coming home before night ; but
don't you let a word out o' yer mo'utli
about widders , nor yet widderers ,
stranger ! "
8100 Reward , 8100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to euro in all its
stajres. and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive CUM known to trie medical
fraternity. Catarrh beinp a constitutional dis
ease , requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catanh Cure is taken internally , acting directly
on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system ,
thereby destroying the foundation of the dis
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up the constitution and assisting nature In doing
Its work. The proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer One Hundred
Dollars for any case that it fails to euro. Send
for list of testimonials.
Address. F. J. CHENEY & CO. , Toledo , O.
Solo1 by Druggists , 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
A Division of Labor.
Friend That is your cook , I presume ?
Mrs. Bricabrac Cook , chambermaid
and everything else. She does all the
"But what is the second girl for ? "
"She mends the things that the other
one breaks. " j
Ask Tour Dealer for Allen's Foot Ease.
powder to shake into your shoes. It rests
the feet , Cures Corns , Bunions , Swollen ,
Sore , Hot , Callous , Aching , Sweating feet
and Ingrowing Nails. Allen's Foot-Ease
makes new or tight shoes easy. Sold by all
druggists and shoe stores , 25c. Sample
mailed FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted ,
Le Roy , N. Y.
Mistress Want more wages ? 1
thought you were being very well paid ,
considering that I do about half the
Domestic You forget , mum , how
much it costs m fer advertising fer new
I find Piso's Cure for Consumption the
best medidno for croupy children. Mrs.
. Callahau , 114 Hall atreot. F&rkers-
burg , TV. Va. , April 16 , 1901.
In a Box.
Old Friend Seems to me you are
paying your cook pretty stiff wages.
Jimson Have to. If I don't she'll
leave , and then my wife will , do the
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The Tariff Tax.
Even the protectionists , who are de
termined to stand pat , acknowledge
that the tariff is a tax upon imported
products. It is therefore important
lor every voter to discover how much
tax is collected from him when he
purchases the necessities and luxuries
of life. The receipts of the govern
ment from custom duties for the fiscal
year ending June 30 , 1003 , were $284-
479,582 , and as there v/ere 10,239,797
families in the United States at the
last census , which were increased to
perhaps sixteen and one-half million
on the same date , it will therefore be
seen that each voter who is head of a
family pays , on an average , $17.24 as
his share of the tariff tax. It does not
matter how poor you are , you pay this
tax ; in fact , in most cases the cheap
est quality of goods pay the highest
tariff. If the tariff tax were collect
ed as the personal property tax , or the
poll tax is , there would be vigorous
kicking from Maine to Texas and the
Congressman that would not vote to
reform the tariff would get but few
votes. But the tariff tax is collected
in an indirect manner , the merchant
who imports the goods paying it and
adding amount of the tax to the cost
of the goods. So the consumer not
only pays the tax. but a further per
centage to the importer for bis outlay
for the tax be has paid.
This indirect tax , it might be said ,
is necessary to support our greatly en
larged army and navy and the in
creased cost of pensions and generally
to help keep up this great and glori
ous republic in the modern lavish
fashion that prevails under Ilepublican
administrations. If the amount col
lected by the government was all the
taxpayer had to pay , there might be
some force in "the contention for the
retention of the tariff at its present
high rate , but the 54 per cent average
protection which the tariff creates has
begotten monopoly and the monopolists
or trusts are enabled to extort a much
greater tax in the form of profit on
what they produce and sell to the
American people. So that not only do
tariff duties increase the cost , and
therefore the selling prices , of the im
ported goods on which tariff taxes are
collected , but they permit the sell
ing prices of all similar home-manufac
tured goods or goods produced in this
country to be increased to what it
would cost to import them , with tariff
and costs and charges added. Since
the present high tariff was enacted the
cost of living has advanced 34 per
cent and the creation of trusts lias be
come a national scandal.
It has been estimated by expert
statisticians that the tariff tax paid
ta the t ) usts by the head of the family
exceed , by more than five times , what
is received by the government , and
that the average for each family close
ly approaches $100. These figures are
obtained by making careful estimates
based upon the amounts which are
r.peiit for each of the more important
articles consumed. The most exasper
ating thing in the monopoly the tariff
gives the trusts and corporations is
that it allows them to sell their sur
plus productions cheaper abroad than
here , which shows the enormous prof
its realized from the home market ,
"When the trusts export their products
they have to pay freight and other ex
penses and the tariff tax that all other
countries impose , except England , and
yet undersell the same claso of prod
ucts .in the country they export their
Postoffice and Other Scandals.
If the Republican leaders of Con
gress had been certain there were no
more frauds and scandals to be ex
posed in the postoffice and other de
partments , would they have voted , as
they did , to prevent a thorough investi
gation ? It would certainly have been
eto their political advantage to have
allowed the Democrats , a free hand
to investigate , if there WOE nothing to
As far as Mr. Bristow was allowed
to go he discovered everywhere fraud
and corruption , but he only investi
gated one bureau and serious charges
have been made that other bureaus are
also rotten. The Postmaster General
was opposed to the Bristow investiga
tion and stoutly maintained that
"nothing was the matter , " until the
exposure was so imminent that he had
to change his tune. To discover and
expose any more scandals "before
election" would be disastrous , so all
the attempts of the Democrats to pass
a resolution through Congress were de
feated by Republican v-otes.
"When Senator Lodge ? In speaking
against the passing of the resolution
for investigation said that "in our own
time and in our own way" the further
investigation of the Postoffice Depart
ment -would proceed , he virtually ad
mitted that more fraud and more
scandals were known to exist by the
Republican leaders. "In our own
time" will probably be after election.
"In-our own way" will be pretty sure
to protect the big rascals and let a
few of the small ones feel the weight
of the law.
There never yet has been or prob
ably will be a one-sided investigation
that will expose all the misdoings of
its own partisans. A Congressional in
vestigation would have representatives
of both parties and the political ad-
Tantage to have accrued to the Demo-
cruts to expose the party in power
would have been an incentive to a
thorough overhauling of the whole
Postoffice Department. As Senator
Lodge is known to voice the political
feelings of President Roosevelt , he
must have approved this "our own
time and our own way" program and
the tips from the White House must
also have reached the lesser Republi
can lights , for they all voted against
That Do-Nothing : Congress.
The Republican newspapers are de
fending the majorit } ' party in Congress
from the charge that the late session
was a "do-nothing" session. They cite
the docket clerk's compilation as a ref
utation of the charge and point to the
10,170 bills introduced as a monument
of their industry. The real ground of
criticism was not that Congress had
done nothing at all. but that it evaded
consideration of nearly all the legisla
tion promised in the Republican plat
form and the measures in which there
was widespread public interest. Tar
iff reform , reciprocity treaties , labor
laws , interstate commerce law amend
ments , financial legislation , statehood
bills , the impeachment of Judge
Swayne , the Smoot case and a num
ber of others , were not considered ; yet
thousands of private bills were passed
increasing or awarding pensions and
numerous bills in favor of claims and
other matters of personal interest to
constituents of Congressmen. Private
bills of that nature which were passed
were in the ratio of 8 to 1 of the pub
lic bills passed , and nearly all the pub
lic bills were for such local matters
as to give the right to railroads to
bridge rivers , for light-house stations ,
for new terms of United States Dis
trict Courts , all of which may have
been meritorious measures , but can
not be classed as of general import
ance. Nor can it be argued that the
same condition always exists prior tea
a national election , for in the session
of Congress prior to the election c
1900 , when similar political conditions
prevailed , the ratio of private to pub
lic bills passed was only 4 to 1.
When the Republican leaders deter
mined to pass the appropriation bills
and "go home , " it is possible that a
good many of the lesser lights of the
party did not approve the program , but
they are all equally guilty , for when
given an opportunity by Democratic
amendments , they were voted down
by a strict party vote. Also the bills
introduced by Democrats , which cov
ered all the matters of public interest ,
they were not allowed "even to be con
sidered in the committees , or rejected
by1 a party vote. So there is no es
cape from the record made , that the
Republican party feared to go on rec
ord on bills of great importance , or
were so intent on a policy of concilia
tion that they adopted the "do-noth
Who'll run with Mr. Roosevelt ?
It is doubtful whether in all Repub
lican j history the Vice Presidential
nomination has ever gone so far and
fared so ill. First there was a hint
thrown out to Mr. Hanna. but lie de
clined with all the positiveness of his
nature to play second fiddle in any
Governor Yates of Illinois then turn
ed up his nose at the honor. lie
turned more busily than ever to man
aging the State administration for the
Senator Aldrich was suggested ; ap
propriately. too. since the relations of
the Standard Oil Company are so close
with the administration ; but of course
the Standard Oil Company would pre
fer to keep in the background.
Mr. Bristow. the investigator of pos
tal scandals , was the next to receive
mention ; but the incongruousness of
placing a reformer on the ticket with
Mr. Roosevelt evidently impressed the
leaders and BristoAv was dropped.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon came next. But
he flatly stated his preference for the
Czarship of the House. Then it was
"put up" to Senator Cullom ; who
dodged it. Now it is running at large.
Mr. Walbridge's friends are said to
have been trying to round it up for
him. But friends of his also announce
that his admiration for Missouri's
Democratic Governor-to-be may find
adequate expression at the polls : and
it would be really absurd to have Mr.
Roosevelt's running mate casting a
vote for not only a reformer , but a
Democrat. What then , is the nomi- t
nation to do with itself ? St. Louisj -j
Go the Limit.
Why not extend the service pension
principle to the full socialistic limit
and pension all American citizens who
are "half incapacitated" by having
reached the age of sixty-two. Out
upon this half-way paternalism ! At
[ Republicans' Liability.
The Republicans In 1S9G and 1900
had the personality of William McKinley -
Kinley as an asset. To-day they have
the personality of Theodore Roosevelt
as a liability. Hoosick Falls Demo
Correction does much , but encour
agement does more. * Encouragement
after censure is as the sun after a
The letters of Miss Merkley , whose pic
ture is printed above , and Miss Claussen ,
prove beyond question that thousands of
cases of inflammation of the ovaries and
womb are annually cured by the use of
Lydia E , Pinkham's Vegetable Compound *
MRS. PINKHAM : Gradual loss of strength and nerve force
told me something was radically wrong with me. I had severe shooting
pains throught the pelvic organs , cramps and extreme irritation com
pelled me to seek medical advice. The doctor said that I had ovarian
trouble and ulceration , and advised an operation. I strongly objected to
this and decided to try Lydia JE. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
I soon found that my judgment was correct , and that all the good
things said about this medicine were true , and day by day I felt less
pain and increased appetite. The ulceration soon healed , and the other
.complications disappeared and in eleven weeks I was once more strong
and vigorous and perfectly well.
"My heartiest thanks are sent to you for the great good you have
'done me. " Sincerely yours , Miss MARGARET MERKLEY , 275 Third St. ,
iMilwaukee , "Wis.
Hiss Claussen Saved from a Surgical Operation.
"DEAR MRS. PINKHAM : It seems to me that
all the endorsements that I have read of the value
of Lydia E. Pinkham's Compound do not express
one-half of the virtue the great medicine really
possesses. I know that it saved my life and I
want to give the credit where it belongs. I suf
fered with ovarian trouble for five years , had three
operations and spent hundreds of dollars on doc
tors and medicines but this did not cure me
" However , what doctors and medicines failed
to do , Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound did. Twenty bottles restored me to per
fect health and I feel sure that had I known of its
value before , and let the doctors alone , I would
have been spared all the pain and expense that
fruitless operations cost me. If the women who are suffering , and
the doctors do not help them , will try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound , they will not be disappointed with the results. '
'Miss ' CLARA M. CLAUSSEN , 1307 Penn St. , Kansas City , Mo.
FORFEIT M vo cannot forthwith produce the original letters and signature ! of
aboro testimonials , wliick will prove their absolute genuineness.
iydia E. 1'inkham Med. iCo. , X-ynn , :
One on John Kernel ! .
The late John Kernel ] , the Irish come
dian , liked in his prime to go back to
Ireland , whence he would often bring
material , gathered in alehouses and on
the high roads , that afterward served
him well in dialogue upon the stage.
Kernel ! once said at a little supper
party in Boston that he had met on a
Bummer day in Galway an Irishman driv
ing a horse so thin that it staggered as it
"Why don't you put more flesh on that
nag ? " Keijnell exclaimed , indignantly.
"More , is it ? " the Irishman answered.
"Why , by the powers , don't you see that
the poor creature can hardly carry what
little there is on him now ? " Xew York
Shore" Summer Tonrs.
Where are you going to spend this
year's vacation ? The Lake Shore Rail
way's book of "Summer Tours to
Mountains , Lakes and Seashores" will
help you to decide. It will be sent
on application to C. F. Daly , Chief
Asst. Pass. Agt , Chicago.
Applying Early Remedy.
"Why did you never marry ? "
"I became convinced in my youth
that [ the prevalence of divorce was be
coming a menace to American insti
tutions. " Brooklyn Life.
Mr * . WlnBlow'a BOOTHTJTO 2nm ? for ChUdnsa
teething ; gotten * the snmi , reduce * inflammation , al
laji pain , cures wind colic. 25 ccnta a bottle.
Equality is the share of everyone at
their advent upon earth ; and equality is
also theirs \vhen placed beneath it.
JOHN "W.BZOBKE8 ,
Wsishington , D. C.
i * > < Baoutes Claims.
1.8. Ponaion Buraaa.
FREE to WOMEN
A Large Trial Box and book of in
structions absolutely Free and Post
paid , enough to prove the value of
, Paxtine Is In powder
form to dissolve In
alcohol which Irritates
inflamed surfaces , and
have no cleansing prop
erties. The contents
of every box makes
more Antiseptic Solu
tion lasts longer
goes further has more
uses in the family and
doesmoregood than any
you can buy.
The formula of a noted Boston physician ,
and used with .great success as a Vaginal
Wash , for Leucorrhcca , Pel vie Catarrh , Nasal
Catarrh , Sore Throat , Sore Eyes , Cuts ,
and all soreness of mucus membrane.
In local treatment of female ills Partineis
Invaluable- Used as a Vaginal "Wash Tre
challenge- world to produce its equal for
thoroughness. It is a revelation in cleansing
and healing poorer ; it kills all germs which
cause inflammation and discharges.
All leading drngffista keep Paxtine ; price , EOc.
a box ; If yours does not , send to us for it. Don's
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"Write for the Free Box of Faxtino to-day.
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