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THE state department has informed
United States consular officers in all
parts of the world that they may issue
bills of health .ind ccrti r v invoices for
Santiago. Pon*e and Manila, and all
other ports in actual possession of the
United States.
sailor, charges :i half crown for each
of his autographs. He does not pocket
the money thus made, although in a
year it amount 1 ] to a very considerable
sum, but devotes it all to the various
naval charities in which he takes so
lively an interest.
IT is estimated that between 5,000,-
000 and 0.000,000 rabbits will be ex
ported from New Zealand this season.
One exporter is at present receiving l
from 15.000 to 20,000 rabbits per day,
and is paying- in wages to trappers be
tween 54.000 and S">.000 a week. He
has '.'4 traps out, (rivingemployment to
500 men. Last season he exported
about 700.000 rabbits.
Too little blood in the brain is a fre
quent cause of headache and may be
recognized by the ache being on the
top of the head, by constant dizziness
and by noises in the ears. The best
cure is a slight stimulant, such as
strong tea or coffee or hot soup—any
thing which will increase the circula
tion. People who suffer with these
headaches should always sleep with
their heads low.
JOHN HAY, the ambassador to Great
Britain who will shortly become sec
retary of state, has always been bet
ter known as a poet than as a diplo
mat Yet he secretly wishes that he
had never penned ",)im Bludsoe" or
' Little Breeches"—poems that have
given him a place among American
literary men. He blushes yet when
he is introduced as the author of
•'Little Breeches."
NINKTY-SIX thousand dollars a pound
would seem to be a stupendous price
for any drug, but a prescription was
recently filled in New York city which
would, in the ratio of the price charged
for the quantity ordered, bring the re
tail cost of a pound up to that figure.
The prescription was for 11! tablets of
the hydrobromate of hyoscine, each
1.100 of a grain. The price paid was, or at the rate of 812.50 a grain.
A FA slot's brigand was lately shot
in publie execution at Belgrade, Ser
via. but the firing party and the spec
tators were horrified when the smoke
lifted to see a second body beside the
brigand's. "Mon Dieu! There are
two of them!" exclaimed the Black
Mousqeutaire. The second man
proved to be a newspaper correspond
ent who had approached too near in
order to obtain a realistic account for
his paper.
MOST of the navy titles that differ
from army titles explain themselves.
Ensign is an old title obsolete in the
land forces, but still preserved in the
army. Admiral comes to us from the
Spanish, who borrowed it from the
Arabic amiralbarrh, commander at
sea. Commodore is acorruption of the
Spanish and Portuguese commendador,
a knight, a commander, so our two
highest naval titles come from the de
bpised Iberian peninsula.
A POST AG K stamp map of England
and Wales has been made by Mr. IJ. M.
Murrow, Wood Green, London. Al
though it took Mr. Murrow only two
months to draw the outline of the map
and to affix the stamps, yet the entire
collection, which is valued at 200
guineas, was begun at the age of seven
years. The exact number of stamps
in the map is 2,139, and no two stamps
are alike. All the coast and prominent
inland countries are formed of con
trasting colors.
A BTATKMKXT just prepared by direc
tion of the commissioner of internal
revenue shows that for July the aver
age daily shipment of internal revenue
stamps aggregated, in number, 22,775,-
527. Counting 27 days to the month,
the total is shown to have been (514,-
9:>9.120. This gives an idea of the
work entailed upon the bureau by the
conflict with Spain, a large addition
to the stamps and increased demand
resulting from the operation of the
war revenue bill.
8F.111.1N has now women guides for
the city. They are partly elderly and
partly middle-aged ladies, with a cer
tain amount of knowledge of the
world, some acquaintance with lan
guages and an assured and amiable de
meanor, to whose care lone female
travelers or the lady traveling parties
recently imported from Scandinavia
and America iotrust themselves. Most
of these resolute persons are Russians
or Austrians. They also do shopping
and other business for people living
out of town.
A Leading Democratic Journal I'aji
JUKI Tribute to I'renldent
McK Inley.
T he administration has conducted
♦fce war in a way to command the con
fidence of the American people. The
conduct of the war to its close will in
volve the conclusion of a treaty of
peace, for such a treaty will be "the
■jlose of the war."
The administration should therefore
be trusted in the making of peace just
as it has been trusted and is trusted in
the making of war.
It is the duty of patriotic and
thoughtful citizens (and newspapers)
to stand by the administration.
It is not their duty to sow distrust,
to engender destruction of confidence,
♦ c plant doubt or suspicion or difficul
ties among the people or in the path
of the administration. We have very
pronounced views about what ought
to be done. We have not hesitated and
shall not hesitate tx> express them.
But we are not in the business of vin
dicating those views at the expense of
the administration charged with the
duties of war and of peace.
Between what we think ought to be
done and what can lie done the dis
tance and the difference may be great.
Th« administration should be trusted
equal.'y well to know what is most de
sirable and what is most wise or
It is a patriotic American admin
istration. It earned American opin
ion and congressional action unani
mously with it in embarkation on war.
It lias carried them unanimously with
it in the conduct of the war. It should
receive—for it will honestly and ear
nestly strive to deserve—unanimous
public and congressional support in
the terms and work of making peace.
It is entitled to the benefit of a full and
candid statement of every opinion.
But, most of all, it is entitled to a
free hand and to an assurance of the
loyal unanimity of citizenship and of
journalism in any programme which it
may put forth, after aT! the questions
cf public opinion, of national rights
and of international considerations
havo been carefully studied by it.
This is a time for advice. It is no
time for hectoring, for arrogance or
for threats. It is a time for unity and
not a time for division. It is a time for
judicial mindedness. not a time for sec
tional passion, local prejudice or per
sonal insistence.
The thoughtful, patriotic, diligent
conciliatory but firm and self-cen
tered statesman who is president of
the United States is entitled to the
confidence and cooperation of every
'rue American, for he is a true Ameri
<sn himself. He is entitled to a greater
consideration for his own views than
any private citizen can claim for con
trary opinions. For the president has
the chief, almost the sole, responsibil
ity for action on peace or war ques
tions under our system. The solemniz
ing sense of duty on which he acts
makes his decision, with his great re
ceipt of information, with the great
aids in counsel he can command and
with the great consciousness of the
consequences of his course to the age
and to history, as likely to be wise as it
is certain to be final.
This is the time to siand by the ad
ministration. This is the time to hold
u.p the hands of William McKinley,
president of the I'nited States, as one
who will have every reason and who
should have every support to be as
wise, just and upright in the making
of peace as he has been in the making
of war.
Stand by I he administration.
Trust the president. Brooklyn
CTOen. Alger stands the bombard
ment very well. In fact, most of the
shells thrown have fallen wide of the
mark. —Cincinnati Commercial Tri
made one big whoop
against territorial expansion when the
subject first came up, and has been in
a brown study ever slnee.—Cleveland
in?' Kansas republicans estimate that
they will carry the state this fall by
from 15,000 to 30,000. Prosperity on a
100-cent basis is bad for freak politics.
—St. Loui* CHobe-Democrat.
tE7"The European papers that de
nounced McKinley for his tariff bill
when he was in the house are now
loudest in their praise of his Mates
tninship. Time works wonders, even
across the sea. —St. Louis Star.
CT'American silver now passes in
Santiago at par with American paper
currency, and American paper eair
rencv passes at par with the West gold
money in the world. The American in
vasion led the advance of honest money
int& Cuba.—N. Y. Mail and Express.
IT-*" President McKinley is receiving
congratulations from all parts of the
.I'orkl. The fact that he did every
thing in his power to prevent a war,
and that he did everything in his power
to make it short, *harp and c'ecisive
when once it had to be commenced, is
remembered by all those who send in
their greetings.—Chicago Inter Ocean
C7To the credit «/ the American
arms must be placed an unbroken
series of rictories by land and sea. all
of which have been won with the least
possible sacrifice. American bravery
and superior equipment are not alone
to be credited with these achieve
ments; there has been intelligent di
rection, from the commander in chief
hn Washington down to the lowliest
officer in the field. President McKin
ley knows what war is; he knows what
soldiers need; he knows what they can
io. Enlisting as a private at 17. lie left
the service at 21 a brevet major, and
those four years of active experience
in field and camp have made him a
svmpa t bet ic friend a rid comrade of the
\merican soldier forever. A success
ful war president must understand
far. McKinley do€s. —Chicago Time*-
1 : era !il.
The ChlriKii I'mpf Joltllee Can Writ
DUprnir nllh Ih r- C'heH|>
Monry Motri.
The chairman of the peace jubilee
executive committee dates that the
question whether William J. Bryan
shall be invited to be present at the
jubilee and make a speech has not been
considered yet. If the question is
brought up at any future time it
should not Vie considered favorably.
For what has Bryan done in war or
peace to entitle him to such distinc
If it should be suggested to the com
mittee that he be invited to attend the
peace jubilee, will it be because of his
advocacy of "sixteen to one" and of*
change by congress of the rnonej
standard of this country whereby ob
ligations contracted on the basis of
the world's money standard and of
100-eent dollars may be liquidated re
troactively in 44-cent dollars? If liiy
an is to be "recognized" at all in con
nection with the jubilee it must be on
account of his advocacy of a dishonest
monetary policy as scoundrelly as if
devised by men who had learned their
morals »n a penitentiary. To his sup
port of thai policy and to nothing else
does Bryan owe the notoriety he en
The adoption by the government of
Bryan's financial schemes would rob
the working classes of this country of
billions of dollars, the bard-earned
savings of their incessant toil. It
would create a panic which would
prostrate industry and deprive mil
lions cf wage-earners of work. Those
vho did have employment would find
the purchasing power (if their wages
cut down nearly CO per cent., because
they would be paid Hi cheap silver dol
lars instead of what the Bryanites call
"appreciated" gold dollars.
Considering what Bryan stands
for, lie is the last man to be invited
to participate in public rejoicings over
isny "vent. lie is the last man whom
those Ohicagoans who comprehend the
unmoral and destructive nature of his
doctrines' want to see or hear. Poor,
deeeived, credulous ignorati may
yearn to gaze upon his fixed smile and
listen to his stereotyped But
they were in the minority here two
years ago, nnd there are not as many
of thMil now as there were then, for
soma cf the men who voted for him m
1896 have learned that he is their en
emy and not their friend.
Bryan has won nt> prominence as a
soldier. He is a colonel of volunteers
who has seen no service. Bryan has
been prominent as a politician, but his
prominence is of an unenviable nature,
which would make his presence at the
contemplated peace jubilee undesira
ble. He is the advocate and represent
ative of doctrines which if enacted
into laws would inflict more injury on
the material interests of this country
than Spain could have inflicted with
nil continental Europe a« an ally, lie
would be a wet blanket on the jubilee.
Therefore it maybe take* for granted
the committee wHI not invite him. —
Chicago Tribune.
Pronpeet of Knvurn hie Art lon by
(oiiKrcNN on the Currency
Chairman 11. 11. Hanna, of the mon
etary commission, has addressed a
letter to the business interests con
taining a statement as to the present!
condition of currency reform. In the
address lie expresses the opinion that
the prospect for favorable action by
congress is good.
"While appreciating the foreo and
influence upon the next election that
would surely have followed if an af
firmative action coxild have been had
during the session just closed," says
Mr. Hanna, "the committee is glad to
assert at this period that, everything
considered, the present status is prob
ably more favorable to ultimate legis
lation than would have been the case
had a number of leading republicans
in the house disapproved of the action
sought during the session."
The conflicting interests among
those who were in practical agreement
as to the need of currency reform have
been partially, if not entirely, recon
ciled. All these advocates of sound
money are cautioned against any laxi
ty of effort in the fall elections. Mr.
Hanna thinks there is every reason
for the friends of the cause to enter
tain the most positive hope of early
success, but to make assurance doubly
sure the most determined spirit should
be shown in the struggle yet to come.
The success of the work is all the
more desirable in view of the new
trade aertain to come to American
shores. Any misstep in financial leg
islation might annul all the fruits of
the war and cost more than the mil
lions paid out to bring Spain to her
senses.—Cincinnati Commercial Ga
The Trust Howl.
"Robbed by trusts," shouts the Man
chester Democrat; and it adds: "To
day it is the whisky trust. Yesterday
it was the plate glass trust. To-mor
row it will be some other trust. Every
one of these trusts are protected by
the republican administration." What
is the use of indulging in that sort of
idiocy? You might as well say that the
trusts are protected by the Manches
ter Democrat. Trusts are universal,
and the majority of the trusts of the
United States are operated by demo
crats, as an examination of the po
litical faith of the owners of trusts w if!
fully prove. The very worst trust that
has ever attempted to oppress the peo
ple of the United States is the silver
kings' trust, and the Manchester Dem
ocrat supported that trust in its ef
fort. to increase its profits more than
500 per cent, per day! If the silver
kings' trust could have gained posses
sion of the government it would have
been more oppressive and ruinous than
all the other trusts the world has e\-
known.—lowa State Register.
Gen. Boynton's Report on Chica
mauga Hospitals.
Ke*itlt of 111* Investigation* l> (Slven to
Secretary Alger—The Medical Service
In Said to be Efflcleut, and there
la No I.Mck of Comfort* for
the Sick Soldier*.
Washington, Sept. I.—Secretary Al
ger has received the report of Gen. H.
\. Hoyn ton upon the state of affairs
in the hospitals at Capm Thomas. The
report is dated August 29.
The general says his instructions
were to report the number of sick,
character of illness, number of tents,
floor space per patient, the adequacy
and suitability of attendants and
whether the medical officers have dis
charged their duties faithfully, and to
make any recommendation in the in
terest of all concerned. He says that
he visited all of the hospitals in the
camp, without giving notice of his
purpose. Says (Jen. Boynton:
Believing the death list of this camp
to afford an excellent standard by
which to measure its conditions as to
health and hospital service, a full re
port was obtained of all deaths in the
camp, and in its hospitals since its
establishment the middle of April last.
The result shows a total death list of
198 tip to the 22d of this month, when
the breaking up of this camp began.
Between these dates, including regu
lars and volunteers, fully 75.000 troops
have been in camp in ('hiekamauga
park. The record of burials in the na
tional cemetery at Chattanooga shows
a total of 120 volunteers anil two regu
lar soldiers. One of these was killed
by falling from a railroad train.
The report takes up in detail first
the two permanent hospitals—Lciter
and Sternberg and states the exact
accommodation afforded by each. The
first is at Crawfish Springs, under
charge of Maj. Carter, and was con
verted from a large summer resort
hotel into a hospital, receiving the
worst typhoid cases from the camp.
Each patient has abundant room,
woven wire and hair mattresses and
abundant bed clothing. The ventila
tion is perfect, plumbing entirely new
and bathing facilities ample. The
number of attendants, when all are
well, is entirely satisinaetory and at
tendants are on the way to take the
places of those who are broken down,
broken down.
Maj. Carter has secured a herd of
cows and pastures them without ex
pense to the government. Me has suf
ficient money from the hospital fund
to buy whatever is wanted in the way
of milk, ice and other delicacies.
There has been at this hospital full
supplies of ice, milk, commissary
stores and delicacies, such as sick
ought to have.
The sewerage of the hospital is ex
cellent, and, contrary to persistent
assertions, none of the sewage has
ever drained into the Chiekamauga
river or approached it at any point.
Taking up the Sternberg hospital,
in charge of Maj. (iiffen. Gen. Boynton
shows that it is one of the most com
plete field hospitals ever seen, accord
ing to veterans of the civil war. All
the tents are closely floored and they
are separate; at present only four men
are in any tent, and in addition to the
tents there are nine large board pa
vilions. Every tent and pavilion has
woven wire mattresses, iron bedsteads
anil hair mattresses. There are espe
cial diet cooks, five cold storage
rooms for delicacies, separate refrig
erators for each row of tents and
every proper measure of sanitation is
observed with respect to the sinks.
The report states that in times
when the hospital was crowded there
was a lack of nurses, the deficiency be
ing' supplied by details from the regi
ments, which were not as satisfactory
as trained nurses.
Leaving the details about the hos
pitals the report proceeds to treat the
whole subject generally, as follows:
"In two of the hospitals opportuni
ties occurred for discovery of what
undoubtedly originated many of the
sensational stories which have been
printed over the country to the effect
that patients in the hospitals lacked
sufficient food and in many cases
had been on the verge of starvation.
In the wards where the convalescent
typhoid fever patients were found,
many of the men were constantly ask
ing for food and. as a matter of course,
were denied everything except the
lighter forms of food, which can alone
be safely administered to recovering
typhoid patients. This refusal of food
throughout the hospitals, by which
care alone can the lives of typhoid con
valescents be saved, has been distorted
into the cry which has been spread
throughout the country that patients
were being starved in the government
hospitals. There has been no lack of
proper food in these hospitals, and
competent cooks for preparing it have
been present, and the only reason for
depriving the patients of what so
many of them have clamored for has
been the necessity of such dieting as
the disease demands.
"So far from believing that medical
officers have been heartless or negli
gent, I believe that these officers and
the hospital attendants, as a whole,
have exerted themselves to discharge
their duties faithfully. It would seem
as if this were sufficiently shown by
the fact that they have worked un
ceasingly, until a quarter of the whole
force has itself been stricken by dis
ease resulting from their exhausting
The Olivette Sink*.
Fernandina, Flu., Sept. I.—The hos
pital ship Olivette, which has been ly
ing near the quarantine station,
throng# some mysterious agency sank
yesterday. Aboard of her was a hos
pital corps of :i5 and alrew of 45 per
sons, all of whom escaped without in
Labor Trouble* Cause a Fat:«l Klot.
Galveston. Tex., Sept. I. In a riot
which occurred on the Mallory docks
in this city yesterday one man was
killed and six injured. The riot grew
out of labor troubles, the longshore
men demanding an advance in wages.
Officer Who Manufactured It Con
fesses and Suicides.
Lieut. Col. Henry.of the French Army, Ad
mit* Hi* 4• ulll In Forging the lloeu
ment that Sent ( »pt. Drey fun to
a Living Tomb ttn«i then
Taken HIM Own Life,
Paris, Sept. 1. —The arrest of Lieut.
Col. Henry on the discovery that lie
is the author of an important letter
which figured in the Dreyfus case, is
one of the most sensational develop
ments in this extraordinary affair.
Col. Henry has been the champion of
the army against Col. I'icquart, with
whom he fought a duel. This new de
velopment alters the aspect of both
the Dreyfus and the Zola cases and
nullifies the evidence of (lens. Pellieux
and Hoisileffre and the declarations of
the minister for war. M. Cavaignac, in
the chamber of deputies.
As soon as M. Cavaignac assumed
the office of minister for war he
charged the official bureau to make a
thorough research of the Dreyfus case,
and it was this inquiry which resulted
in the discovery of documents lately
read in the chamber of deputies by M.
Cavaignac, showing that proof of the
guilt of Dreyfus was forged. When
Col. Henry was summoned to the min
istry for war and questioned by M.
Cavaignac, in the presence of (Jen.
Boisdeffre and others, he at first
affirmed the authenticity of the in
criminating document. But when dis
crepancies were pointed out, heat first
admitted adding sentences and finally
confessed to fabricating the whole let
Col. Henry confessed to having com
mitted forgery, "owing to the absolute
necessity for finding proofs against
Dreyfus." It is understood that the
document in question is the letter
which hitherto has been alleged to
have been written by the Herman mili
tary attache to the Italian military
attache iri October, IS9O.
It is also said that when the inter
pellation in the Dreyfus case was com
ing up in the chamber of deputies this
letter was secretly communicated to
the court-martial and was the chief
evidence upon which Dreyfus was con
victed. The anti-Dreyfus papers are
dumbfounded at the arrest of the
Col. Henry's confession threatens to
rekindle the Dreyfus agitation more
heatedly than ever, and seems likely
to shake confidence in the army.
It is reported ihat at yesterday's
cabinet meeting the ministers admit
ted that a revision of the Dreyfus trial
was unavoidable.
Col. Henry was attached to the war
department when Dreyfus was con
victed, and he was one of the promi
nent witnesses who testified unfavora
bly to M. Zola during the hitter's sen
sational trial on the charge of libel
ing military officials.
flen. Boisdeffre. chief of the general
staff of the French army, has tendered
his resignation to the government.
Gen. Boisdeffre, in his letter of resig
nation, explains that he resigns ow
ing to his misplaced confidence in
Lieut. Col. Henry, which led him to
present as genuine what was forged
Col. Henry suicided yesterday by
cutting his throat with a razor.
Men of a .Massachusetts Kejfiiiieiit Arrive
at Mnntftuk from Santiago After a Voy*
ajje Proved Fatal to 1-1 of Theii
Xew York, Sept. 1. —The transports
Allegheny and Panther arrived at
Montauk Point yesterday from San
tiago. On board the Allegheny are
eigiit companies of the Ninth Massa
chusetts, in all G25 soldiers, of whom
145 are sick. Fourteen men died on
the voyage and ail were buried at sea.
This is the largest number of deaths
at sea on any of the incoming trans
ports and the deaths were mainly in
the cases of those who were critically
ill when placed aboard at Santiago.
Dr. Magruder and inspecting officers
say the Allegheny is a cattle ship, not
even fit for well troops, much less for
sick soldiers.
The Panther carries 106 members of
the Ninth Massachusetts and 15 are
on the sick list. One man died and
was buried at sea.
Some of the men <vlio were taken
on board the Allegheny at Santiago
are said to have been so sick that it
was never expected that they would
live until the end of the voyage. Many
of those who died during the voyage
had to lie carried on board. The trip
was a long one, as tfee ship sailed
on August 24. The Allegheny's condi
tion must have been bad before the
troops were put on her and. according
to Dr. Magruder, they were frightful
before they arrived here.
There is no change in the program
of the government as to getting all the
volunteers out of Camp Wikoff just
as fast as they can be sent away.
The general hospital is getting
smaller rapidly now and despite the
fact that there are new arrivals every
hour, the number is decreasing. Three
hundred sick were taken out of the
hospital yesterday and transferred to
the Shinneeoek. which is now a divi
sion hospital under command of Sur
geon Major Borden. The Shinne
eoek sailed for New York, where the
sick will be transferred to hospitals.
The Red Cross yacht Red Cross took
15 more away in the afternoon to New
London, Conn.
Airntnul<lo Auk* for Her cnitimi.
Manila, Sept. 1. —Aguinaldo has is
sued a proclamation to the powers,
asking recognition from them of the
indcpcndei •eof the Philippines. The
insurgent leader recites the fact that
the Filippinos have formed a govern
ment under the constitution adopted
on June 23. In his proclamation he
makes no mention whatever of the
United States or of the American
forces at Manila. In his proclama
tion Aguinaldo says that ihe Filippino
forces have carried on a campaign of
liberty, taken 40 provinces, reduced
Manila and have 9.000 prisoners.
It Wait Interest J n*cl> Uriel and lie*
clderilj to (he Point, Itut I nual
lafactory to (lie Orator.
One of the volunteer companies recently
at Lamp Alger posscsseb a beautiful new
nag, which was made and presented by a
nu in tier of patriotic women in the Pennsyl
vania town from which the company comets.
It was presented just bet ore the company
marched away or steamed away, to be ac
tuiate anil the presentation was the occa
sion oi much ceremony. Jhe company was
drawn up in a long line—"company lront,'
1 believe, is the military term lor it—and a
very charming young lady read a very
charming and somewhat lengthy address,
which contained a great deal of flowery lan'
guage. The captiin wan "it" then, and had
to reply. He is not an eloquent man at any
! .ime, and he is extremely shy; but he had
written out a graceful speech of accept
ance, and he stepped forward confidently
and received the banner.
ladies, he began, in a Fourth of July
voice. Ladies, we will accept this flag. La
dies, we—we will accept this flag." Here
his color forsook him. He hud forgotten the
nest of his speech. One trembling hand
sought the pocket of his blouse. The manu
script wasgone.
"Ladies," he began again, desperately,
with a gulping kind of gasp, "Ladies, we
will accept this flag, and, and, and thanks
awfully for it, don't you know."
And after all, I dare say the impromptu
was quite as effective as the address he
had prepared, but the captain doesn't like
to taik about it.—\\ ashington Post.
From the Democrat, Grand Rapids, Mich.
At the Michigan Soldiers' Home, in Grand
Rapids, lives Sergeant Richard Dunn, hale
arid hearty, although he carries the scars of
several wounds sustained in some of the
battles of the Civil \\ ar. In recounting his
experience to a reporter, Mr. Dunn said:
'About a year and a half ago I began to
have trouble with my stomach. My suffer
ing was so intense that I tried different medi
cines and doctored with sevetal physicians,
but without permanent relief.
"I read an
bams' I'ink
i ' n,? curec^a
and I decid
them a trial,
taking five
X X. boxes 1 was
cured. I
A Wounded Soldier. P e Y e 1 /, e
better than
I do now, even in my younger days. lam
naturally a robust man, but that stomach
trouble, together with rheumatism, which
afterward set in, were making fast inroads
upon my health and I am satisfied that it
would have been but a short time before my
comrades would have been conducting the
regulation funeral ceremonies over my re
mains, hitd I not chanced to read of and
taken Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
"There are several others in the home who
are taking these pills and are receiving great
benefit." RICHARD DUNN.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this
Ist day of Nov., 18P7.
HENRY GIBSON, Notary Public.
Sergeant Dunn is perfectly willing that
anyone should write him in reference to his
case, provided stamp is enclosed for reply.
All the elements necessary to give new
life and richness to the blood and restore
shattered nerves are contained in a con
densed form in Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
They are also a specific for troubles peculiar
to females, such as suppressions, irregulari
ties and all forms of weakness. In men they
cure cases arising from mental worry, over
work or excesses of whatever nature.
Bat (lie Stern I'arent Wan Not Wholly
Without Cause for His
I nkiniiiiess.
He was a well meaning young man.
He had a way, however, of standing by
the side of a piano and rolling his eyes at the
chandelier while unsweet noises gurgled
from his throat. Friends were too kind to
suggest to him that his efforts were other
than melodious. Such is the patient charity
of this much maligned world.
The man with iron gray side whiskers and
an eagle eve showed signs of overtested en
durance. tt was his daughter who was play
ing accompaniments, and it was his gas they
were burning.
"Did I understand you were going to sing
"On the Hanks of the Wabash, Far Away?'
"Why, right away."
The questioner took out his watch and
"Well, I'm afraid you haven't much time
to spare. The ne.-'t train for the west goes
in less than three-quarters of an hour, and
you'll have to start for the Wabash far away,
right rivav. if you're going to sing there be
fore the week is out. Good-by, I hate to
have you cut your visit short, but I wouldn't
have those folks on the Wabash, far away,
disappointed for anything!"—Washington
The FiichtiiiK Seventy-Flmt.
Out in Salt Lake City, when a paper speaks
of"the lighting Seventy♦irst," one is in
doubt whether ihe item refers to the regi
ment now in Santiago or some man's latest
matrimonial venture. —Yonkers Statesman.
11l ii Job Lot.
Dason—What sort of a policy do you think
Spain ought to adopt now?
Mason—Accident, fire, marine and
many other kinds of policy as she fan lay
hands on.—N. Y. Journal.
No Mother Should Be Without
So Mrs. Margaret Veldnian, of Lake
Mills., Wis., writes in a recent letter to
Dr. Hartman. I'e-ru na is the special
friend of women in ail of her peculiar
ills, irregularities,
painful periods,
weakening d;s
charges, exhaust
/jKr ing drains, una
f&af voidable excesses,
overwork, prostra
-r*-/ tion and debility.
" / Mrs. Veldman's
letterstates: "Five
IKOSv years ago I was
"WW H.'Wkl pronounced incur
7SC " able. 1 suffered
} V ' th ? f onf, P Hc "'
• tion of diseases —
kidney trouble and
catarrh of the bladder. 1 tried a number of
medicines without relief. Peru na was rec
ommended and I took it as a last resort.
Then I thought I would write to Dr. Hart
man. He advised me to take Man a lin also.
I took the two remedies. My troubles were
of long standing. No mother should be
without Peru mi. We keep it in the house
ill the time and recommend it to everyone
complaining. Pe-ni-na entirely cured me
and 1 beiieve it will cure others who are sim
ilarly affected."
Send to Dr. Hartman, Culumbus, 0., for
his free book written expressly foi' women.
In almoet everything in life a little more
or a little less .salt, and pepper would im
prove the flavor.—L. A. W. Bulletin.