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\&fiss \ Delia Siroebc , who had Com
pletely Lost Her Health , Found
Relief from Pc-ru-na at Once.
\Read \ What She Says :
MISS BELLA STBOEBE , 710 Rich
mend St. , Applcton , Wis. , writes :
j "For several years Iwas in a run-
Idowa condition , and T could find no re-
Ilicf from doctors and medicines. I
Icould not enjoy my meals , and could
'notslec-p ' at night. I had heavy , dark
'circles ' about the eyes.
"My friends -were much alarmed. I
j'was advised to give Peruna a trial , and
to my joy I began to improve with the
'first ' bottle. After taking six bo-ttles I
'felt ' completely cured. I cannot say too
much for Peruna as a medicine for
Voinen in a run-down condition. "
Pc-ru-na Did Wonders.
j Mrs. Judge J. F. Boyer , 1-121 Sherman
fAve. , Kvan ton , 111. , says that she be-
Icamo run down , could neither eat nor
( sleep well , and lost flesh andspirit. Pe-
irunadid wonders for her , and she thanks
iperuna for new life and strength.
Postmasteriiif ; a Profession.
j' j Postmasters come and postmasters
'go in the United States. It used to
fbe a political scandal , this turning out
of postmasters when the other party
jgot Into power or even when another
faction of the same party got control
'of the Congressional district , sa3'S the
iKew York Sun.
Things are better no\v , we are told.
Elliciencj" counts in some cases. But
'there is still a deal of shifting around.
In Canada they do things differently.
flVhen a postofiice is established and a
postmaster appointed it is a pretty safe
guess that the ollice remains in the
eaine family. There are many changes
of government , but officeholders are sel-
The result has been that across the
northern border postmastering , if one
may coin a word , has become a pro
fession , like the law and medicine. If
by some mischance Canadian post
master should lose his job he would
be hard put to it to know what to defer
for a living , for he has been traiucd
to but one thing.
To take an example : When the Do
minion of Canada assumed its present
political lorm the act of union was
( passed in 1SUT the town of Moncton ,
N. B. . still had its first postmaster , who
had his patent , or whatever document
confirmed him in his office , direct from
the Queen of England. The Dominion
appointed him postmaster and he was
postmaster until his death.
But long before he died he trained
his son to the business of running a
postoflice and his son naturally suc
ceeded him. That son is the present
postmaster and he is growing gray in
the service. When he , too , passes out
no doubt some other member of the
family will take up the work.
lie "Was Prepared.
The lawyer was doing a cross-exam
"Now , sir , * ' he said to the witness ,
"tell the court how far you were from
the accused when he fired the shot. "
"Thirteen feet , seven and three-quar-
kers inches , " answered the witness.
"Oh , come now , " said the lawyer ,
' "how can you tell to the fraction of
W inch ? "
"I knew some fool would ask me , " '
ireplied the other , "so I measured it. "
_ . _ _ _ _
. \ncient Instance.
. Alexander the Great was weeping because -
} cause there were no more worlds to con-
"But what would be the use ? " said his
| .advisers. "Some day Mr. Harriman would
Icome along and take them from you. "
j Whereat he smiled through his tears
j-nnd asked the court astronomer if Mars
was still trying to signal the earth.
"They feed you on condensed milk al
, that summer resort , don't they ? "
"No ; I "wih they did. They feed ui
expanded milk. " Dii njro Tribune.
the Answer "Was "Coffee. "
Many pale , sicklj- persons wonder for
years why they have to suffer so , and
( eventually discover that the drug
caffeine in coffee is the main cause of
"I was always very fond of coffee
and drank it every day. I never had
.much flesh and often wondered why I
was always so pale , thin and weak.
"About five years ago my health com
pletely broke down and I was confined
fto my bed. My stomach was in such
-condition that I could hardly take suf
ficient nourishment to sustain life.
"During this time I was drinking cof
fee , didn't think I could do with
"After a while I came to the conclu
sion that coffee was hurting me , and
decided to give it up and try Postum.
I didn't like the taste of it at first , but
when it was made right boiled until
dark niid rich I soon became very
fond of it.
"In one week I began to feel better.
I could cat more and sleep better Mu
stek headaches were less frequent , and
within five months I looked and felt
like a new being , headache spells en
"My health continued to improve and
lo-dsiy I am well and strong , weigh
3.1S Ibs. I attribute my present health
Io the life-giving qualities of Postum. "
"There's a Reason. "
Name given by Postum Co. , Battle
Creek. Mich. Head , "The Road to Well-
villc , " in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter ? Anew
-new one appears from time to time.
They are genuine , true , and full of
FROM THE COMMONER
JVIR. BRYAN'S PAPER
To the Farmers of the United States :
The first contribution made to t'he Demo
cratic campaign fund this year , so far as
we know , was made by an Iowa farmer.
Just before the Denver convention met ,
this man , who modestly prefers not to
have his name mentioned , journeyed more
than one hundred miles to Lincoln with
his contribution of $100 , which he left
with Mr. Bryan to be given to the com
mittee when organized for the campaign.
This farmer was bora in Sweden and
for some time after he was naturalized
was a member of t'he ' Republican party ,
but he was a student of public questions
and in the course of time became a Dem
ocrat , lie has been a reader of The Com
moner since its establishment , and to
manifest his deep interest in the success
of the party and in this triumph of Dem
ocratic principles , he made this free-will
offering to the campaign fund.
It is very appropriate that the first
contribution should come from that great
body of our population known as agri
culturists , for the fanner has nothing to
gain by privilege and favoritism ; 'his ' hope
Is in the application of the doctrine of
"equal rights to all and special privi
leges to none. " lie has been the victim
of all special legislation , and has suffered
from the control of politics by the great
predatory corporations. Now that the
Democratic party 1ms announced its de
termination not to accept contributions
from corporations , not to accept excessive
contributions even from individuals , and
to publish all contributions above a rea
sonable minimum , it ought to be able to
secure a sufficient campaign fund from
those patriotic citizens who ask from the
government nothing but protection to
their rights and consideration for the
general Avelfare. There are hundreds of
thousands of farmers who are abundantly
nble to contribute to the campaign fund.
There arc thousands who could give i100
apiece , without feeling it ; there are tens
, i DECLARE !
STOL W . '
After-election publicity : the republican position
of thousands who could give $50 apiece
without sacrifice , and still more who
could give $2. ) or $10 or $5.
As the national committee has not yet
been organized , we will ask The Com
moner to call for subscriptions to this
farmers' fund. Those giving can indi
cate whether they are willing to have
their names mentioned and. if the contrir
bution is not more than $100 , their wishes
will be complied with. All contributions
above ? 100 must ho mode known , no mat
ter from whom they coiiic.
The farmers' fund will he turned over
to the national committee as soon as its
permanent o dicers have been selected.
Who will be the first to respond ? The
Denver convention was a people's conven
tion ; it adopted a strong , clear , honest
platform , and its nominations were made
with practical unanimity. Our fight is a
fight for the whole people. Our aim is
equal and exact justice to all ; our pur
pose is to restore the government to the
hands of the freely chosen representatives
of the voters. LIow many farmers will
join in furnishing the fund necessary to
present the issues ?
WILLIAM .T. BRYAN.
JOHN W. KERN.
( Democratic papers will please copy. )
The Vice Pre.slilency.
In an article printed recently in an
eastern magazine Mr. Bryan expressed
the opinion that the office of Vice Presi
dent did not carry tiie responsibility to
which it was entitled and that the Vice
President should have more activity in
public life. Newspaper correspondents
made much of tdrls statement , seeming to
regard it as a piece of news so far as
Mr. Bryan's opinions are concerned.
lx > ng ago Mr. Bryan expressed himself ,
plainly , on this point. In the first issue
of The Commoner. January 28 , 1001 , Mr.
Bryan printed the following editorial :
"It has been intimated that Vice Pres-
idnit-clect Roosevelt is desirous of re
ceiving more consideration at. the hands
of the Pn-sident than has , as a rule , been
given those occupying his position.
Whether or not the report is true is not
material , but the ambition , if he docs
entertain it , is an entirely worthy one.
"Why has the Vice President been so
generally ignored by the President in the
past ? It is said that Mr. Brockonridge
was only consulted ouce by President Bu
chanan and then only in regard to the
phraseology of a Thanksgiving proclama
tion. This incident was related to a
later Vice President who was noted for
his skill at repartee and 'lie ' replied , with
a twinkle in his eye : 'Well , there is one
more Thanksgiving day before my term
"According to the constitution the Vice
President succeeds to the office in case
the President dies , resigns , is removed ,
or becomes unable to discharge the duties
of the ollice. The public good requires
that he should be thoroughly informed
as to the details of the administration
and ready to take up the work of the
executive at .a moment's notice. The Vice
President ought to be ex-ofiicio , a member
of the President's cabinet : he ought to
sit next to the President in the council
chamber. Receiving his nomination from
a national convention , and his commis
sion from the people , he is able to fur
nish the highest possible proof that he
enjoys the public respect and confidence
and the President should avail himself of
the wisdom and discretion of such an ad
viser. While the responsibility for action
rests upon the occupant of the White
House , he is entitled to , and , of course ,
desires all the light possible before de
ciding on any question.
"Congress can by law impose upon the
Vice President the duty of giving such as
sistance to his chief , or the President can
of his own volition establish the prece
dent and it would in all probability be
observed by his successors.
"Many public men have avoided the
second place on the ticket for fear it
would relegate them to obscurity ; some
of Col. Roosevelt's friends objected to
his nomination on that ground. A cabi
net position has generally been consid
ered more desirable than the vice presi
dency , hut the latter in dignity and im
portance is , in fact , only second to the
presidency and the occupant deserves the
prominence and prestige which would
come from more intimate official associa
tion with the executive. "
The Income TIITJ.
In its issue of July 1-1 , the New York
World prints an editorial entitled , "Aban
doning the Inconv Tax. " The World
editorial follows :
"The World can understand rhe silence
of the Republican pkitform in regard to
an income tax. The Republican party
represents the plutocratic elements oppos
ed to sue' ' a tax. The men who would
contribute most to the support of gov
ernment under such a system of taxation
are Republicans. Most of the men who
own franchises , who have special priv
ileges and constitute the real capitalist
class are Republicans. Men like Mr.
Rockefeller. Mr. Harriman , Mr. Morgan
and Mr. Schiff are naturally against an
income tax , and the Republican platform ,
with fine disregard of all Mr. Reese
velt's shrieks about swollen fortunes , ex
presses by its silence their disapproba
tion of such a system of raising revenue.
But why should the Democratic party
have thrown it over ? Mr. Bryan him
self voted for an income tax while a mem
ber of Congress. lie always professed to
believe that a law could be drawn which
the Supreme Court would sustain , just
as it twice sustained previous acts pro
viding for an income tax. To wait for
a constitutional amendment is to wait for
years , perhaps for a generation. A tax
on tin ; hundreds of millions of annual
income of the wealthy .would go far to
ward relieving the burden of taxation
now borne by i > oople with small in COPIES
or almost r.o incomes at all. There is no
more just or equitable way of raising
public revenue. The Democratic party
onht to have taken a strong position on
this tiuestion. What excuse can it make
for surrender ? "
One of the planks Iii fhe Democratic
platform is as follows :
"We favor an income tax as part of
our revenue system , and we urge thf
submission of a constitutional amendment
specifically authorizing Congress to levy
and collect tax upon individual and cor-
I porate incomes , to the end that we'ii ' !
1 may bear its proportionate share of tlie
burdens of the federal government. "
When , in 189(5 , the Democratic plat
form favored income tax legislation with
out waiting for an amendment it was
chaigcd that the party intended to pack
the court. Now when an amendment is
asked for , the World calls it an aban
donment of the income tax. It is hard to
please some people.
Look : Out , Itlr. Sjsenlier.
Hon. II. C. Bell is going to contest/the
election of Speaker Cannon in the Dan
ville district. Mr. Bell is a-Simon pure-
Democrat and a great campaigner. As
his .platform will yrobably : endorse all of
the reforms that were turned down in the
Republican convention , he is likely to
give "Uncle-Joe" a sure enough race , and
if he is elected , that district will have
a brand of unadulterated Democracy.
The Xotiiirntimi.s r Ece < iiiprs. _
The formal notification meeting for Mr.
Br.van will take place at his home , Fair-
vio\v. on Aug. 12.
Mr. Kern will be notified at Indian-
nnolte carlj in September. Mr. Bryan
\\ill attend the Kurn notification meot'
Mtu , not dollars.
Th'i voice is the voice of Sherman , but
the hand is the hand of the trusts.
The Washington man who was treed
by a dead bear might lind some consola
tion iv addressing Mr. llarriuian.
"You have a beautiful country , ' " naid
Cardinal Logue to Mr. Rockefeller. The
cardinal not only has an eye for the
Ivautifi : ! , but a rare discernment aa to
A Philadelphia man rocked the boat
and the young lady accompanying him
promptly knocked him into the river with
a spare oar. The Carnegie hero com
mission is respectfully asked to take no
It scorns that Chairman Burrows for-
cot to tell the convention about the "pub
licity letter" he received from Mr. Taft.
The solution of the slum question does
pot lie in the free distribution of milk
and ice. The abolition of the slum is the
The Milwaukee Sentinel notes that
TTnclo Sam is going to provide immigrant
Iai.ii ! tc farmers and adds : "W'Sf Un
do I" But how about providing join ; for
S-MIIO hundreds of thousands who are not
A Philadelphia boy with only one-half
a brain died the other day at the age of
six jcars. Too bad. Had he lived twen
ty five or thirty years he would have
Iven such a good member of a Republican
tariff revision committee.
Mme. Gould-de-Castellane de-Sagan
says we are lacking much on this side of E
the ocean that foreign society possesses.
Every once in a while somebody says '
something about this country that makes
us prouder than ever that we are per
mitted to live in it.
Will the Roosevelt admirers who arc
supporting Mr. Taft be deceived , or will
the Wall street supporters of Mr. Taft
bo deceived ? The answer to this maybe
bo found by carefully studying and find
ing out how often Wall street has been
deceived in the candidate it supported.
Tiio Republican leaders are now cn-
Wcd in fixing their speakers' list so the )
ones who point to Taft as the man to
carry out the Roosevelt policies will be
dated fet rhe West , while those who will
point out that Taft's election means the
"end of Rooseveltism" be dated io
Three hundred years ago Sunuel : do
Ghamplain. the French explorer , found
ed the settlement of Quebec. In com
memoration of its tercentenary the city
of Quebec has been having the great
est celebration in its history and one
of the greatest ever held in the New
World. The entire city gave itself up
to festivities for ten days , and Cana
dians of both British and French an
cestry joined ; n making the event one
to be remembered.
The celebration was attended by the
Prince of Wales , by representatives
from all the principal governments and
by the greatest collection of warships ,
comprising English , French and Ameri
can vessels , that ever gathered in the
St. Lawrence river. The United States
was represented by Vice President Fair
banks and Hear Admiral W. S. Cowles ,
brolher-iu-law of the President. Aus
tralia sent the earl of Dudley , Ne\\
Zealand was represented by the Earl
of Kanfurley and Sir Arthur do Villicrs
represented South Africa. Civil , re
ligious , military and naval authorities
participated in the various ceremonies
and festh itics. There vrere huge and
costly pageants , fetes , military parades
and naval reviews to charm both eye
and ear. The celebration was attended
by nearly all Canada , and thousands of
expatriated Canadians gathered from
the various foreign countries in which
they have made their home.
The landing of Champlain on the
shore of the St. Lawrence and his se
lection of the spot on which Quebec ,
the oldest French
settlement in Cana
da is built , were re
produced. A great
was given , illumi
nated floats repre-
s en ting different
events in the history -
tory of Quebec.
There were parades
in which the various
crack Canadian reg
iments took part
GEX. JAMES WOLFE , premier Laurier and
and other noted speakers made ad
dresses. There was a review of the
English , French and United States ves
sels in the St. Lawrence river. Thanks
giving mass was held on the Plains of
Abraham by the Catholics of the city ,
headed by the Canadian primate , and
thanksgiving services were held in the
Episcopal cathedral. There was a great
shore parade and a scene enacted rep
resenting the landing of Wolfe's force ,
the ascent up the heights and the battle
of the Plains of Abraham. Then fare
wells were exchanged and the British
squadron took its departure. The next
day the French vessels followed suit ,
and finally the New Hampshire heaved
anchor and bade farewell to Quebec.
Additional interest is lent to the cele
bration by the proposal of the Govern
or General of Canada , Earl Grey , that
the 300th anniversary of the founding
of Quebec tie commemoroted by obtain
MONUMENT TO GEIT. WOLFE.
ng for national possession as a park
; he famous battlefield of the Plains of
Abraham , -where Wolfe worsted Mont-
ralm in the struggle for Canada , and
3te. Fey , where Montcalm overthrew
: he first attempt of his British oppo-
icnt to capture Quebec.
The Victor nt Qnehec.
The figure of James Wolfe , the young
English general who lost his life in
lis attack on Quebec , is one of the
nest interesting in American annals. 0
] n history he will go down as "the
nan who changed the destiny of North
Vmericn. " His capture of Quebec , the 11
Gibraltar of America , on Sept. 13 , 1750 ,
neant more than probably he ever
Ireamocl of. "With a handful of men , "
'aid Pitt afterward , in speaking of his
ictory to the House of Commons , "he
las added an empire to British rule. "
Io it was that put an end to French
lomination in Canada and saved this
ast. rich territory to the English ,
[ 'hough he met his death in his thirty-
bird year and though the capture of
Jitpbec" was his greatest exploit , he al-
eady had given evidence of a genius
or arms , of a capacity for leading men
md of personal qualities of energy ,
lad his life boon spared he would have h
laced himself in the front rank of a
he great military leaders of the world.tl
"Wolfe's DariiiK Scheme. tlP tlQ
A more paradoxical naiure than Q
Volfe's scarcely can be Imagined. lie tl
pas Impetuous and stormy , tender and
ibilosophical in turn. He had a quail-
ty of communicating his impetuosity
and enthusiasm to his man In a way
that made them invsisllble in attack.
What would have Iven perfect foolhardiness -
hardiness in other men in Wolfe wa
Sooi , ' after the fall of Louisburg ,
Wolfe becr.me tired of inaction : iud
wrote to Pitt , urging an attack on
Quebec. It seemed a rash and fool-
Imniy enterprise. Quebec was known
as one of the most strongly fortified
points on the continent , garrisoned by
a large force. 4.COO of whom were the
pick of the French soldiers in Ameri
ca , under the command of Montcalm ,
SAMUEL DE CUAMPLAIX.
an able fighter and a brave man. But ,
little daunted , Wolfe , with a force of
less than 9,000 men , began to lay siege
to the city. Artillery was mounted
and much desultory fighting was car
ried on , but with little effect on Mont-
calm , who was well protected behind
Wolfe fli/ally realized that he could
accomplish little by siege , and that he
must find some method of forcing'
Moutcalm to give battle in the open.
He began an attack on Montcalm's
camp June 29 , bombarding the city
meanwhile , but his plans were not
fully carried out , and he was forced to
recall his men. Soon after this he
was taken' ill , and remained In his
tent for some weeks , too weak to
move. However , when September came
round , he resolved upon action in spite
of his weakness. & &
A mile and a half above Quebec lie
had discovered a little cove called
Anse-du-Foulon , now known as Wolfe's
Cove. Lie found that the place was
guarded by a certain Capt. de Yergor ,
who was exceedingly careless in his
method of keeping guard. Wolfe re
solved to make this his landing point.
On the evening of September 12 he
quietly loaded 4.800 men on boats and
dropped down the river with the tide ,
gliding beneath the forts under. the
cover of darkness. The landing was
made at Ansc-du-Foulon" , the guards
were overpowered and morning found
the thin red line of Britis.h troops
drawn up two deep in battle array > on
the Plains of Abraham , so named
after an old royal pilot named Abra
Tlio Defeat of Moiitcnlm.
Montcalm was fairly stunned by the
audacity of Wolfe's move , but confi
dently turned out with twice the num
ber of Wolfe's force to wipe his adver
sary off the map. Wolfe ordered his
men to hold their fire till the enemy
were within forty yards. The French
advanced steadily. "Fire ! " ordered
Wolfe. A solid sheet of flame leaped
from the British ranks. The French
line wavered before the terrible shock.
A second volley brought havoc among
Montcalm's men. Then , placing him
self at the head of the Lotiisburg gren
adiers , Wolfe led the charge , which
bore down upon the French with irre
sistible force. A shot wounded Wolfe
n the wrist. A second struck him. and
then a third in his breast stretched him
prone. Officers and men rushed to their
fainting commander. His eyes were
closed and his breath came feebly.
"They run ! " shouted some one.
"Who run ? " exclaimed "Wolfe , open
ing his eyes and half springing up.
"The enemy , " came the reply ; "they
give way everywhere ! "
"Then God be praised , " said Wolfe ,
sinking back. "I die in peace. "
In fifteen minutes
the fight was over ,
the French utterly routed. Montcalm
received a mortal wound from which
he soon died. Quebec fell five days later
md Canada passed out of the hands
of the French forever.
Scarcely less notable a man and lead
er than Wolfe was Montcalm. A brave
man , a kindly gentleman , an efficient
soldier , it is prob
able that he would
have saved Quebec
and his own life
had he not relied
upon men who
proved f a Is e to
The remains of
General Wolfe are
interred in the an-
c i e n t palace of
Greenwich , Eng
land , rind n T , .
s erected in Westminster
shes of Montcalm lie in the church oT
he Ursuline Convent at Quebec. Cham-
lain is hurled in the old basilica of
uebec and his tomb Is familiar t
tiousands of American tourists.
Chases the ducfc tne farmer. ?
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