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Dangers in Paper.
It Is not a pleasant thought that
the brilliant white note paper which
your Imnd rests upon may have h. it
the fiber from the Hlthy garment of
some Egyptian fellah after it lias
passed through nil the stages of decay
until it is saved by the ragpicker from
the gutter of an Egyptian town ; and
yet It is a fact that hundreds of tons
of Egyptian rags are exported every
year into America to supply our paper
At Mannheim on the Rhine the
American importers have their rag-
picking houses , where the rags are
collected from all over Europe , the
disease-infected Levant not excepted.
Our best papers are made of these
rags , and our common ones of wood
Found nt Last.
Ilensley , Ark. , Dec. 26. ( Special. )
That a sure cure for Backache would
be a priceless boon to the people , and
especially the women of America , ii ;
admitted by all interested in medical
matters , and Mrs. SueVilliams of this
place is certain she has found in
Dodd's Kidney Pills the long-looked-
"I am 38 years old , " Mrs. Williams
says , "and have suffered with the
Backache very much for three or four
years. I have been treated by good
physicians and got no relief , but thanks
to God , I have found a cure at last and
It is Dodd's Kidney Pills. I have taken
only one box and it has done me more
good than all the doctors in three or
four years. I want all sufferers from
Backache to know that they can get
Dodd's Kidney Pills and get well. "
Backache is one of the first symp
toms of Kidney Disease. Guard against
Bright's Disease or Rheumatism by
curing It with Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Lady I am the wife of the editor of
( be Daily Blanket , and he promised me
that he would see you about his health.
Did he call ?
Dr. Hardhead Yes , madam. I find
that he is suffering from brain strain.
"Must he stop work ? "
"Oh , no. All he need do is to cease
trying to write on both sides of a ques
tion in the same article. "
NO TONGUE CAN TELL
How I Sufferedwilli Itching : and Bleed-
ins : Eczema Until Cured by Cuticura.
"No tongue can tell how I suffered
for five years with a terribly painful ,
Itchingand bleeding eczema , my body
and face being covered with sores.
Never In my life did 1 experience such
awful suffering , and 1 longed for
death , which I felt was near. I had
tried doctors and medicines without
success , but my mother insisted that
I try Cuticura. I felt better after the
first bath with Cuticura Soap and one
application of Cuticura Ointment , and
was soon entirely well. Any person
having doubt about this wonderful
cure may write to me. ( Signad ) Mrs.
Altie Etson , Bellevue , Mich. "
One ot fcjcnuior Alastru's.
"A friend of mine , " said Senator
Mason , "met a traveler from the East
O.'j44fii Illinois , and after looking him
over carefully in order to avoid em
barrassing mistakes , put the question :
" 'Do you drink ? '
" 'That's my business , ' bluntly re
plied the stranger.
" 'I understand , but have you any
ther occupation ? ' was the quick re-
, and they parted in the hotel lob
by. " _
There la more Catarrh In this lection of the
country than all other diseases put together , and
Until the last few years was supposed to he In
curable. For a great many years doctors pro-
bounced It a local disease , and prescribed local
remedies , and by constantly falling to cure with
local treatment , pronounced It Incurable. Science
has proven catarrh to be a constitutional dls-
fjise , and therefore requires constitutional treat-
'ment. Hall's'Catarrh Cure , manufactured by F.
j ; Cheney & Co. Toledo. Ohio , 13 the only con
stitutional cure on tne market. It Is taken In
ternally In doses from 10 drops to a teaspdonful.
It acts directly on the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. They offer one hundred
tollars for any case It falls to cure. Send for
circulars and testimonials. Address.
V. J. CHENEY Si CO. , Toledo , 0.
Sold by Druggists. 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are th best
Afraid to Risk It.
' "Will you have a piece of the apple
pie ? " asked the landlady of the Irish
"Is it afther bein' healthful ? " asked
Pat."Of course it is , " she replied. "Why
should you think it otherwise ? "
"Faith , an' Oi had a uncle wanst who
doled av apple-plexy , " explained the son
of Erin , "an' Oi thought this moight be
omethin' av the same koind , Oi dunno. "
A GUARANTEED CURE FOR PTI/ES.
Itchlnp. Blind , Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
Tour druffelst will refund money if PAZO OINT
MENT fails to cure you in 6 to 14 days. 50c.
"What good are you fellows , any
way ? " asked the farmer of a dusty .hobo
he found yawning in his hay.
"What good are we ? " echoed the
knight of the road , "Why , ef we didn't
moke butts in de farmers' barns dey'd
never git de inshoorence mon'ey ter pay
de mortgages off de rest uv de farm.
See ? "
Km. TTIneloWe OOCTWTES ETBTTP for
thine ; eoftaw tb rasa , ntdnoei Uflnnmixioa. * J
& i B lo. cur wiad oolia. & MIU a bottl * .
Father Nowadays it costs more to
mend shoes than to buy new ones.
Daughter You must be mistaken.
"Why do you think so ? "
"If it did , patched shoes would bo
' " " " " ' ' - " " ' = * -
It Cures Colda , Coughs. Sore Throat , Cnrap , Ini -
ua , Whooping Cough , Bronchitis Kfid Afithma.
A certain in firit
t v.n iu cure for Consumption itajea t
| sd a en re relief in advanced aUges. TJie at one *
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CLEAR THE. ROAD I
In boyhood days we used to go ,
When winter winds blew chill ,
With ruddy cheeks and nimble feet ,
To coast down Martin's Hill.
There was no hitiig ! on the way ,
No one steen-d out or ' 'slowed ; "
We sped like mad down Martin's Hill ,
And shouted "Clear the road ! "
Then one by one we put away
The much-beloved sled ,
And journeyed forth into the world ,
Ambition's path to tread.
We bade good-by to Martin's Hill
And youthhood's sweet abode ,
And shouted in an undertone
For men to "Clear the road ! "
We found along the paths of trade
Another Martin's Hill ;
With men at break-neck pace acoast ,
With voices loud and shrill
Who never halted on their way
Where fortune's fancies glowed ,
Who shouted loud from morn till night
That warning , "Clear the road ! "
New York Sun.
UR next-door neighbors have ar
rived , Clay , " said old Mrs. Grin-
die to her son , tbe doctor , as he
came In from his round of visits with a
weary look on his pale , handsome face.
"Arrived , have they , mother ? It
will be better than having an old emp
ty house for neighbors , you think , eh ?
Well , I hope It may prove so. "
The old lady shook her head doubt-
"They seem to be only mon and boys ,
except a slip of a girl , who flitted
about here , there and everywhere , giv
ing orders as though she had my gray
head upon her young shoulders. "
The doctor laughed ; but it was a
tired laugh , and the old ears , listening ,
were keen to detect the sound of wear
"You are tired , my boy , * ' she said.
"No , no , " he answered. "Not more
than usual. Jy the way , mother , 1 had
a letter from Marjorie to-day. They
talk of coining here next summer ; but
she says it is impossible to carry out
i my proposition ot a marriage in June
I that her father's eyesight is failing
1 more and more rapidly , and that she
could not think of leaving him. "
"How long has your engagement
lasted , Clay ? "
"Four years , " he said , despondlngly.
"Four years ! And except for Mr.
Markham's health you would have
been married long ago. Why can he
not make his home with you ? "
"I have proposed that to Marjorie ;
but she will not hear of it. She has an
absurd idea that I might wake some
fine day fancying him a burden , and
all my eloquence to the contraiy has
been so long wasted that I have ceased
to exercise it. "
The summons to dinner at this mo
ment interrupted them , and after the
daintily served moil , seated before a
blazing fire , in dressing gown and slip
pers , Dr. Clay Crindle mentally con
gratulated himself that his duties for
the 24 hours were ended.
But his congratulations were prema
ture. A quick , sharp ring at the bell
startled him from his reverie.
A lad stood on the threshold as the
servant opened the door.
"My father has been suddenly taken
111 , " he said. "I saw the doctor's sign
this afternoon , and sister Eva told me
to ask him to come in at once , please.
We live next door only moved in to
"All right ; I will be there in five min
utes , " the doctor called out
Again drawing on the boots he had
been so glad to draw off. mentally
anathematizing next-door neighbors in
general and this case in particular , he
started on his unexpected errand.
j He had no need to ring the bell. The
boy who had come for him had sta
tioned himself at the open door , and
motioned him to the stairs. '
| At their head stood a girl. In that
moment he thought her but a child ; but
her air of quiet dignity , as she held
out a little , cold hand of welcome , and
simply said , "My father you will find
very ill , I fear , " made him glance again
Into her face , to see if indeed his moth
er's words were not true , and on these
Blight young shoulders was not set a
Silently she led the way Into the
room where the sick man lay. He had
taken a heavy cold and had been sud
denly seized with acute rheumatism.
Instantly Dr. Crindle's professional
eye saw that the case was well-nigh
hopeless. He forgot his fatigue , his
annoyance , as he struggled with all his
skill to baffle the grim enemy , but In
vain. As the morning sun came creep
ing into the room a long , low wail wel
comed it from that dimly lighted cham
ber , where a dead man lay.
The doctor lifted in his arms the
slight , unconscious form , which had
stood by his side so bravely through
these long hours , and bore it from the
A week passed. The grave had re
ceived Its own ; the house was silent
and gloomy. Eva took little note of
anything save that a kind , motherly
face was constantly beside her , and
that many times a day some one en
tered her room who brought with him
an atmosphere of strength and rest.
She grew to look for his coming and
to sink back into the old apathy when
he had g ne ; but she could not have
told whether he was young or old , or
described his face or form. Yet it was
this which made her look upon Dr.
Crindle and his mother as old , tried
friends. When the mists scattered at
last , and she knew that she must take
up life again , this newly laid burden
resting In all its weariness upon It , It
jjras to these friends § he looked for ad
vice to them she detailed her father's
* * * * * * *
Eva remained in the big lonely
house , keeping with her the two boys ,
8 and 10 , and letting Arthur go , as pro
posed , to school.
But she was not lonely , as she had
feared. Her next-door neighbors pre
"Come in and read to me for an hour
or two , now and then , my dear , " Mrs.
Crindle had said.
And , when the girl had come , she
would not let her go. Or , when the
snow was on the ground , the doctor
would call for her to take her for a
ride , and In the evening they would
come to her or make her come to them.
"What should I have done but for
you ? " she said one day to Mrs. Crin
dle. "You have been like an own dear
mother to me. "
And Mrs. Criudle listened , half in
pleasure , half in pain.
Perhaps , " she thought , "I might
have been her mother had not Clay
already selected for me a daughter. "
Clay called himself a brother to the
lonely , orphaned girl. He wrote Mar
jorie long accounts of her how he
hoped one day they would be friends.
Yet , when he knew that day was about
to dawn , he shrank back.
The knowledge came with the ai-
nouncement from Marjorie that she
was coming home sooner than she had
hoped , and in the early May would
pay a visit to his mother.
In May ! And April was half gone.
The snow had long melted , but he and
Eva still had their frequent rides.
He had an engagement with Eva on
the afternoon that he received the let-
tor. As they were driving along be
neath the shadow of the elm trees , he
drew it from his pocket.
"Eva , " he said , "you have been my
friend so long that I am going to be
speak your friendship for some oue
very dear to me. This letter Is from
my future wife. Will you read it ? "
A great wave of color surged to her
face ; her very heart seemed to stop its
beating as 'she ' stretched out one little ,
icy hand to take it from him.
Silently she read it through , then
folded and held it out for him to take
"I am very glad for you , " she said
in a quiet , measured tone.
Then their eyes met , and each rend
down , down into the other's soul.
"God help us both , " said the man.
And he turned the horses' heads
Three weeks later Miss Markham
arrived. She was a tall , queenly wom
an of somewhat majestic stature and a
charm of manner which attracted all
who came within its scope.
"No wonder that he loved her , "
thought Eva , as they met ; "and and
if his heart did turn to me for a lit
tle minute , she soon will win it back
But the human heart is a strange
anomaly , and in these days Miss Mark-
ham watched her lover with strange
He urged upon Marjorie , as her stay
was drawing to an end , to consent to
their speedy marriage.
She listened in silence , then looked
up into the pale , excited face , with a
"Don't be foolish , Clay. " she said. "I
have wanted to tell you , ever since I
came down , that I thought It very fool
ish in us both to cling to a sentiment
time has worn out You see , I have
been away so much , so long separated
from you" there was a little choke in
her voice , but his dull ear did not no
tice it "that I don't feel quite the
.same ; and' I think I've guessed your
secret , too , Clay , and so It makes the
telling easier. "
A great light came into his face , but
she turned away as though it hurt her ,
and for an instant a heavy anguish
crept Into her brave eyes.
"You have guessed my secret ? " he
repeated , after her. "You no longer
love me ? "
"If I loved , could I give you up , do
you think ? " she answered. "No , no ,
Clay ! I'll go back to the old , blind
father who needs me ; but now and
then when I need a little rest , you and
Eva will let me come to you , will you
not ? "
"Heaven bless you ! " he said , and ,
raising her hand , he pressed his lips
with fervent passion upon it
She smiled. It was the first time his
lips had touched her with such fire.
"Don't say anything till I am gone , "
she whispered. "It may seem strange
to her. "
And , man-like , he never guessed that
a deeper reason lay beneath never
guessed that her own wound was as
yet too deep to see her rival win the
happiness she had lost New York
How She Managed It.
. They were seated In the parlor , and
there was a hitch in the conversation.
He seemed a trifle nervous and she
seemed a trifle bored. Finally he said :
"What a lovely evening for a walk ! "
"Indeed It is , " she rejoined. "Would
you like to take a walk ? "
"Above all things , " he asserted ,
"Then why don't you ? " she queried.
And he did. Chicago News.
European inspectors take snapshots
of men engaged on public work. The
photos , in some cases , are more elo
quent than any report could be. One
showed a group of thirty men on a
road-paving job. Two of the thirty
were at work.
The sayings and doings of many a
married man depend altogether upon
the kind of a wife he has.
Whipping the devil round the stomp
only makes a deeper track for ain to
JAPANESE AS SCIENTl&Ta
They Have Contributed Much to ? Jod-
While all the world is at one in ex
pressing admiration for the remark
able facility with which the Japanese
have imbibed Western ideas and the
no less wonderful skill with which
they have applied them In so short a
time , yet there is noticeable a frequent
disposition to detract somewhat from
their merit in this regard by the ob
servation that , after all , they are mere
ly imitators , says the New Orleans
Times-Democrat Even admitting that
the suggestion were unqualifiedly true ,
the imitation would still remain suf
ficiently marvelous to stamp the Jap
anese as a people of ability greatly
superior to those belonging to the same
ethnic division. But , as a matter of
fact , the Japanese mind is not so en
tirely a copyist as many imagine ; and
in one particular direction it has
shown aptitude that has resulted in
original and important contributions.
An exchange calls especial atten
tion to what the Japanese have done
in the way of biological research and
the simple statement of their triumphs
in this difficult field is calculated to
rouse both astonishment and admira
tion. "In their contributions to our
knowledge of pathogenic micro-organ
isms , " it says , "the Japanese are push
ing German and French experiment
ers for the first place and are far
ahead of those of Great Britain or the
United States. " A partial enumeration
of their successes in this field places
to their credit the first segregation and
description of the specific germ of
tetanus , a feat which was at once fol
lowed by the preparation of an ex
tremely useful tetanus antitoxin , and
the discovery of the bacillus chiefly
responsible for dysentery , which is so
fatal to soldiers in time of war. These
are probably the most important , but
many other additions to biological sci
ence have come from Japan , and the
unintermitting labors of her scholars
will no doubt bring forth still further
Studies in this line , however , while
gaining for the Japanese the greater
part of the prestige they may enjoy in
the scientific world , by no means sum
up the whole of the efforts of the
scholars of the country. The active
minds of the nation , newly awakened ,
seeing everything with the freshness
of youth and working with the zeal of
a young devotee , are seriously con
cerning themselves with other investi
gations and that , too , with unques
tioned success. By such means is the
"island empire" lifting herself out of
her ancient isolation and preparing to
take a place among the nations of the
world to which the care and advance
ment of science are largely confided.
Piso's Cure for Consumption always
gives immediate relief in all throat trou-
Mes. F. E. Biorman , Leipsic , Ohio , Aug.
Balance Man and His Peril.
Dearborn and Monroe streets were
blockaded by an army of people who
Intently watched a structural iron
worker standing on a five-ton steel
beam swinging from a derrick seven
stories up in space. From time to
time the steel worker shifted his posi
tion on the beam. Every time he did
BO he blew a whistle that he held be
tween his teeth. With this he signal
ed the engineer , who controlled the.
Few of the thousands who saw the
man knew his perilous position was
due to a precaution taken for their
safety. The steel worker was not on
the beam solely because of his own
daring. He was there to shift his ISO
pounds avoirdupois to balance the
beam and keep it level and from fall
ing into the street.
Such an accident would result not
only in his death , but might lead to
frightful loss of life in the street To
prevent this the workman ascends on
the beam to keep it level. In order to
do this he has to step from side to
side of the huge derrick cables as occa
sion requires. Most workmen who
"ride beams" never look down. On
the contrary , they always keep their
eyes on the cable at a point even with
their head. This guards against sea
sickness , which frequently attacks one
when at great heights with nothing
more than a foothold. Chicago Rec
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAT
Take Laxative Brorno Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money if it fails to cure.
E. "VV. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c.
Siberia's Intense Cold.
Siberia has the greatest known cold
In the world. At Yaktuck the average
for three winter months is 40 below
zero , while individual drops to 75 and
76 below zero are not unknown. But
at Verkjohansk the average for the
month of January , 1885. was G9.9 be
low zero and the mercury at one time
dropped to 90.4 below the lowest on
record anywhere in the world.
Why , of Course.
They were on the way to India , and
as they were crossing the restless Bay
of Biscay one innocent young lady ,
peaking to another , said :
"Why do the stewards come In and
open or shut the portholes at odd
times during the day and night ? "
Second and hotter informed lady :
"My dear , they shut or open them
the tide rises or falls. "
Miss Rose Peterson , Secretary .
Parkdale Tennis Club , Chicago , from'ex
perience advises all young girls who have
pains and sickness peculiar to their sex , to use
Lydia E * Pinkham's Vegetable Compouii' '
Hcrw many beautiful young girls develop i to Tvorn , listless and
hopeless women , simply because sufficient attention has not been paid
to their physical development. No woman is exempt from physical
weakness and periodic pain , and young girls just budding into woman
hood should be carefully guided physically as well as morally.
If you know of any younglady \vho is sick , and needs motherly
advice , ask her to write to Mrs. Pinkliam at JLynn , Mass. , who will
give her advice free , from a source of knoAvlcdge which is un
equalled in the country. Do not hesitate about stating details
which one may not like to talk about , and which are essential for
a full understanding of the case.
Miss Hannah E. Mersiion , Collings-
wood , N. J. , says :
"I thought I would write and tell you
that , by following yoitr kind advice , I feel like
a new person. I was always thin and delicate ,
and so weak that I could hardly do anything.
Menstruation was irregular.
"I tried a bottle of your Vegetable Com
pound and began to feel better right away. I con
tinued its use , and am now well and strong , and
menstruate regularly. I cannot say enough for
what your medicine did for me. "
How firs. Pinkham ! i
* * DEAH MBS. PINKHAM : I feel it is my duty to
writs and tell you of the benefit I have derived from your advice and
the use of tydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. The pains
in my back and womb have all left me , and my menstrual trouble ia
corrected. I am very thankful for the good advice you gave me , and I
shall recommend your medicine to all who suffer from female weakness.1 *
Miss FANNIE KUMPE , 1922 Chester St. , Little Rock , Ark. ( Dec. 16,1900. )
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound will cure anj
woman in the land who suffers from womb troubles , Inflamma
tion of the ovaries , kidney troubles , nervous excitability , nervous
prostration , and all forms of woman's special ills.
FOR FElT H we cannot forthwith produce the original letter * and ilfnatnrw of
above te timonial > , which will prove their absolute genuineness.
J. Pinkham lied. Co. . Lyzxa. Mas *
An Amplified Woman.
"The car was entirely empty ,
the exception of one man , " said Miss
Myra Kelly. "He was the reverse of
the car. As I entered he rose , made
me an unsteady but magnificent bow
and said :
" 'Madam , phleasne be kind 'nough
to asshept tliish plaslie. ' There was
nothing else for me to do , so I thanked
him and sat down.
"And for twenty blocks that idiot
hung from a strap , swaying in the
breeze , with not a soul In the car
but ourselves. Occasionally I have
been taken for other women ; but I
never before had any one think that
I was a car full. "
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