The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 26, 1901, Page 10, Image 10
"71 t J rjrvjnTj; V i JVt s. .Hl-M '4,'' -V 10 THE SCltANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1901. t r ! 0 The Stoy of a Love Stoy HmAjO, Mr. Writer-man." "Hollo. Kdltor." "What hnvo you got for tin today V" "My opinion In the case." "What case?" "Don't you remember? The other ilay you said you had received a story that was so bail that It was good, nnd that you were half Inclined to print It as a sample of the stuff you receive dally and are actually expected to publish. You asked mo what I thought of the scheme ," The writer-man paused. "Well7" Interrogatively. "Well, I've embodied my opinion In i story. Here It Is," The red-faced man with the yellow mustache nnd blue eyes put a tanned hand Into an Inner pocket, drew out n mnnuscrlpt and handed It to the el gantly groined Hnivard man at .lie desk. "Head It," he said. Mnnsflold settled himself comfortably nnd read. "TUB STOHY OF A LOVK KTOKY." Once upon fttlmo theie was a In 111 lant editor of a famous magazine; (here was also a writer-man whom tho editor liked and whose stoilcs he hated to reject; but the safety of the maga zine demanded It. It happened one day that the editor was sore perplexed about a matter, and he called the writer-man to help him out. "nrlggs," said he, "I havp a M-iiy that Is so bad that It Is good. It 1 -i splendid specimen of the 'rot' that to sent us. I want lo use It as a sample of tho sort of thing we Ret of the drivel wo are expeeotd to publish -It's a love story." "Has It no uplifting cynicism to re deem It?" asked Urlggs. satirically. "No, for It's sheer flubdub, balder dash, food for fools." "Who wrote It? Some foolish old woman I suppose.' The editor knitted his brows. "No," he replied, "a young woman wroto It a school teacher." "Young, beautiful nnd n school teacher," repeated Urlggs. "Let me (-co the story. Ah. It has two good traits It's beautifully typewritten and It smells of roses." After a few min utes ho handed the story back with a weary smile. He pondered a moment, then bis face bilghtened. "How do you know she's young?" he nsked. The editor unlocked a private drawer. "She wrote me n short letter giving a sketch of her life, nnd telling inc how she came to write the story. I wish the letter was longer I'd pub lish It Instead of the other. It's In tensely Interesting. It seems she has suffered the same as tho rest of us. She also sent her photogiaph: here It Is. Imagine that face nsjoolatad with such rot. It seems a sacrilege." "Horrible," commented Urlggs sol emnly. "She lives In H vllle, Texas" con tinued the editor. "How shnll you arrange with her?" a3ked Urlggs. "You must, of course, give your icason for publishing the story. I shouldn't feel greatly flat tered If you wore to uso any of my stuff for such a schemo as that. It's brutal." "I know it Is. nut there is such fierce competition between us editors that wo must employ eccentric meth ods when we fall of original." "You must dven descend to tho breaking of n gill's heart," sair Briggs. Hamilton (lushed. "I am not goln? to publish her name, and I'll pay Ivr as much as I would Howell i or Kip ling." Urlggs smiled. "My dear boy, you might as well try to console your mother for tho loss of her child by telling her that no ono would know It was her's that died. It's, not the wo: Id she cares for It's her pet, and ht'll mourn over It all tho more on ac count of Its friendlessneso, You don't know women, but you should knw authors. An author's story may be deformed, ugly, even idiotic, but yon can no more reason him into seeing Its unlovllness than you can convince a mother of the ugliness of her child," "Don't lectin e," exclaimed Ilamll oln. "Give nif on answer yes or no. Hiall I publish it as a terrible exam ple?" "Yes." raid Urlggs. Huinlllcn laughed. "Well, If you'ru noi ino most inconsistent follow I nor saw. I thought you were try ''nMtheF mimic 01 your eccentric logic on ini, 'oiiio to lunch." Six months later Hamilton steamed Into St. Louis, en route to California: li was to stop over for two days. Th-j Jolly jack Tar. "Jolly" is the word generally asso ciated with the jack tar. He 'is the picture of health, and the health bub bles over in mirth and merriment. When people are sick, especially when sickness attacks ttie lungs the doctor often advises a sea voyage. But in the large majority of cases the sea voyage is impossible. It is to the men and women of the workaday world to whom tea voyages or change of climate are impossible, that Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery comes as the great est earthly boon. The effect of this medicine upon those whose lungs are "weak" i9 re markable. Even where there is bron chitis, spitting of blood, emaciation, weakness, condi tions which if un. checked or unskillfully treated lead to consumption, "Oolden Medical Discov ery' tit ninety-eight cases out of a hun dred works a perfect and permanent tcure. It strengthens the stomach nnd other organs of digestion and nutrition, so that the body In all its parts is not merely fed but nourished. And it is by nourishment that Nature builds up the body to resist or throw off disease. " I had a terrible couth ometlilnp over a year nzo anil could litul nothing to (top tl. or rcu to ilo .me a particle of good," wrlun j, t. parr, INq., of Cameron, Screven Co., Oa. "I clinncej lo nee an aitvertlnement of yours, niul forth. itli iKwht a Untie of your liivaliichle ' f.olilen Mr.llc4l Discovery,' He forr 1 Itml tnl.cn half a bot'le I w.i cntltily will.' 'Itt.'l'iMce'sj'cneU cure coiiitiua'.ioa, first afternoon of his stay in that city brought him u brief note, which bore the oillclal mark of a hospital, waa signed by ono of the doctors, nnd marked "private." It ran: Pcir Mr. Hamilton) Wo lmr here a tnoit rurlou, mc of mcUniliuh -ol low liuttlrtak. 'Hip tut ii lint of a joiinu woman. A mot in tcrotliiR feu tin? of tin' alTilr ii that Hip tullrnt d' thrown Inlo the nroalct excitement ly the reeling of jour nainp In the "hotel arrhals" In this mornlnx'a .iit. Perhaps jou will he in trrc.tf.l to ftp litr. altliuuqh l'p no doubt her trnuhle It a mere lulluclnatlon. Vnun truly. SpriiRuo, M. 1 1. Two hours later the young doctor re ceived Hamilton's card. The men shook hands, and then, without any "nro llinlnurlos," Hamilton said: "Dr.Sprague, I want to see the young woman who showed such alarm at the mention of my name." "Nothing easier, sir," replied the doc tor, taking his vlsltoi's measure with a glance. "I'll show you It was, as I said, a mere hallucination. I susnect nhe will have forgotten you by this time." Then, leading the way to a re mote corner of the room, he drew aside a curtain nnd said quietly: "Miss Mar guoilte." "Como In," said the girl In a low, musical voice and maiked Southern nc cent. A mellow "half light" tilled the apart ment. "I've a visitor." The splendid Harvard man stood at the doctor's side nnd slightly to the rear. From his eyes there shone n great compassion. "This Is Mr. Hamilton." A cry of alarm came from the pillows. Hamilton approached the bed. "Won't you tell me why my name alarms you so?" be asked tenderly. Sho looked at him for whnt seemed an Interminable period, then she said, half to herself: "How could a man with a face like that do such a thing?" At this the doctor would have with drawn but Hamilton, with a motion of the hand, detained him. "Do what?" Hamilton asked. "I heard you say, doctor," the girl went on, "It wns a hallucination: but licit read this!" She fumbled under her pillow, drew out a sealed envelope and handed It to Hamilton. "I didn't Intend that It should be opened until my death, but I think you, of all men, should see It." Hamilton broke the seal and read. The doctor watched him, saw a look of the keenest pain come over him. The contents of the envelope had fallen from Hamilton's hand. They were simply a letter nnd a clipping. The doctor picked them up nnd handed them to the girl, hut she gave him bark the letter and said quietly: "Head It ran: Uiar MIsj Moilworlh: ,,ur tor., "III One I.oie," I1.11 hern fatorablr loiiMtUrrd liv u. We Mimt jou to let us publish it anonj nioiuly or under a rioin do plume. It suils our purpose so well that I shall pay jou "Klplinff prices" for It. Inclosed please find check for ?100. 1 tiut jou will find this fair ceinpiii'atlon. Vouis truly, John Kay Hamilton. Kdilor. The doctor folded the letter, and as the girl took It the said: "When I received that my dream of happiness was realized. I did not mind their publishing It anonymously. It was my Idol. I did not care for fame, but I had labored oh! so long over that story. Hut, llko most women, 1 couldn't keep It to myself. I had to toll all my friends that my story had been accepted by the leading New York magazine I showed them all this let ter, nnd I was fairly lionized by the simple village folks. I was pointed out iks tho young literary woman of the state, and some even said I would be a grent novelist. Well, llnally the mag azine came." Hamilton groaned. "Bveiybody In the village had or tiered one, and Hill Moirlson, the stage driver, handed them around; but he didn't make any comment. He seemed In a hurry to get away as soon as ho gave me mine, and when I railed hint nnd asked him if be had read my story and wasn't going to congratulate me on It. but tinned so quickly nwny that I was alarmed. He bad read my story, though, nnd this Is what he read ut the top of It!" Hamilton raised his hand In a de precating manner. The doctor took the Blip. It wns In small type, nnd wns: i'or a long time we have been on story possible, In order to give our leaders an Idea of the kind of rubbish wo iccelve, and have selected this as the one." Tho doctor stood with the slip In hln hand. The girl watched his face as he read, then said: "A whole world, no doubt, laughed at the biilllant editor's sarcasm. All but a lone, little village In tho back woods of Texas, Theie was a dozen men theie who would gladly have gone to New York and shot that editor, but I begged them not to do ro. I wns dreadfully nshamod. I could hardly look my own mother In the face. And after all the hopes they had built on mi, too. They loved me so, and pitied me co; but when their compassion be came gi eater than I could bear I crept away ulone with my broken heart to dlo here. I hadn't done anything to deservo it, either. I had Just worked at my story, di earning of fame; and when It was jeady I copied It so neatly, and didn't roll It or fold it, but put It between two pieces of pasteboard, and then posted It myself. And I watted so lonff, nnd then the editor's letter came. And oh! tho Joy of It. And then and then oh! the tragedy, tho cruelty of It all." She broke Into a violent fit of sob bing. At this Hamilton groaned and turned nwny. "I havu only one thing to Bay," said tho clii softly. "I thank God for giv ing me the chance to tell you I for glvo you." A sound llko tho faint echo of a zephyr escaped her: then a great still ness followed. Tho doctor moved nearer to the bod. Ua bent down and looked at tho girl: then lie touched Hamilton pently on the si- uldr. "Come," ha said. "No," said Hamilton, "not ti; i toll her how I feel, what I will tiy to do, what "Your he i ven i III have to go tr replied the doe- ily. it Ii 'i en i i.'isi'-'.l tuniiil the page, "Whuie'8 tho rest nf it." he nsked of tho wtitcr-inan with tho rod faco una vcllow miuuUie, "There isn't any 'rest,' " answered tho writer-man, "Hut It hasn't nnv ondlng to It." "It has a very logical ending." "Cut you didn't give that brill's Hnmllton a chanco to do anything for tho girl to make nmends." "There wouldn't be nny moral to It If I did," replied Webb. "And I'm nfrnld the renders would bo dissatisfied with the way It ends," continued Mansfield. After n pause the writer-man said: "What are you going to do with It?" "I'll give you a hundred dollars for It, but I shan't publish it the way It end or, rather, doesn't end." "Whnt good Is It to you then?" "My dear boy, you havo saved mo from doing a mean thing, a low down, mean thing. I couldn't find It my heart now to use the Jencks girls story In the way I Intended. Just think, It might hnve broken her heart. Thank heavens, man, you have saved her nnd me." II" pressed the button. "Ask the cashier to make a check for Mr. Webb for $100," he said to tho boy who appeared in response to tho summons. When the check was brought In Webb folded It carefully und put It in his pocket. "Come to lunch with me," he said. The brilliant editor rose and put on his hat. At that moment the boy ap peared with a card. Tho editor read It: "Serena Jencks, Galveston." Ilo handed the card to tho writer man, then turned to the boj. "Show tho lady In. Stay where you nre, Webb." Then he added: "A good chance to see the girl." Webb chuckled. A tall, slender girl nppearcd. She had largo brown eyes and red lips. Her hands were not small, but were well gloved, nnd she dressed In good style not New York style. She held out her hand freely to the editor, nnd he shook It heartily and then presented Webb. "I am Just off on the steamer," ex claimed Miss Jenckn In an effusive wn-. "and the first thing I did wns to call to learn the fate of my story." Theie. wns a freshness nnd Innocence about the young woman that amused the editor After a few minutes' gen eral conversation, she said; "Now tell mo all about mv story nre you going to print It?" The editor blushed, reflected a min ute, then said: "It Is nn nmuslng story, but, to be candid, It Is hardly up to our stand ard." "In other words," she Interrupted, "It Isn't good enough." "Well, If you like to put It that way yes." Miss Jencks lenned both of her dainty elbows on tho table, nnd looked the editor straight In the eyes for a mo ment. "Well, then, Is It bad enough?" The editor and writer-man oxelmmr.vi quick and significant glances. Here was nn opportunity the Hnrvmd Minn hnd not looked for. "I don't know. I'oihnns If 1 worn in put our friend, Webb here, to revise It, he might mako It bad enough." She laughed. "Well. then, what will von nav mo if I let you publish It as an awful ex ample?" "One hundred dollars." "It's yours." "Hut even though wo publish the story with a pen nnme, will not some of your friends recognize it nnd so cause you mortification " Miss Jencks chuckled sweetly. "You don't suppose I was fool enough to lot nny of my filends know I wiote a love story, do you?" Tho writer-man and the editor looked at each other calmly. New York Inde pendent. COST OF GOVERNING GRATER NEW YORK Budget Call3 for Nearly a Hundred Millions but It Isn't All for Running- Expenses. Pinni the New Yoik Sun New York city's budget of exnenses for the year 1H01 nimuintu to nearly $100,000,000, or to be more exact, S9S, 100,413. Ono hundred million dollars, It H said, Is double the cost of the govern ment of Mexico, with Its Ki.OOO.OOO In habitants, Including the cost of Mex ico's army and navy; It is almost a third of the cost of the government of the Corman empire, with a population of M.ooo.ooo. it Is a quart. . us great as the cost of the government of Groat Hiitnln and Ireland, Including tho army, navy and the interest on tho public debt. Franco' burden of taxa tion Is crushing that wealthy nation of 10.000,000 Inhabitants, yet New York city's soverument costs one-sixth as much us that of Franco, It Is asserted. Such comparisons, ir uncontroverted, would oonititute a serious reproach, not meiely upon tho present adminis tration of tho city of New York and every one of Its departments, but also upon all Its people, for such wasteful extravagance If tho expenditure of money raised by taxation could not bo excused on any assertion of superior public service, and New York city would be Justly considered not merely as the most heavily taxed political di vision in tho world, ibut also an owing Its taxation not to any foielgn power or sovereign authority, but to the act of the people themselves. As a. matter of fact, such extravngant comparisons are based on the rudimentary misun derstanding of city bookkeeping and upon an erroneous notion of what It really costs to govern tho city of New York, as a llttlo examination would show. FIGUHES INTKHPRKTKD. Tho total New York budget for 1001 Is, undoubtedly, SOS.OOO.OOO, but this public expenditure Is subject to re duction to tho amount of about $.1, 000,000 of city revenues not derived from taxation. These Hems mako up what Is known ns tho general fund and tho largest of them Is tho sum which tho city of Now York gets back from tho state from moneys appro priated for school purposes. A cer tain amount is ralrd by tnxatlon lo cally and is npplled to tho state's school fund. Part of it Is afterward repaid, so that the actual expense to the city is not the sum raised, but the difference between tho amount derived from tnxes and the amount returnsd. from tho state. Toward schools Now Yoik will contrlbuto next year to tho stute, $2,CS3,291 raised In the four counties, as follows: Now York, $2, 0f.0,0SO; Kings, $514,015: Queens, $72,230; n id Itlthmorid, $33,110, r.nst year New York t back from tho Htuto one-half ct wl ontrlhuted and n like rs- turn i' . ienr will reduce to tho ex tent of $1,200,00(1 the sum to bo paid from city tax s. Other Iteim of revenue are the city's share of the cxsl'fo taxsu, which amounts to $4,000,000, the Interest on tnxes overdue, which amounts to three-quarters of a million dollars, nnd such minor Items ns fees and li censes. For Instnnce, tho cost of tho maintenance of the olllco of the county clerk Is $93,000 In New York county for 1901; or the comity clerk of Kings, $45,000; Queens, $11,500, nnd Hlchmond, $l,r,00, a total of $150,000, but1 about one-third of this, or $03,000, comes back Into tho city treasury In the form of foes collected. It Is the same with tho sheriff 'b ofllee nnd with the offlce of register. For the latter, $163,000 Is appropriated In New Yoik county next year and $,".3,000 In King, a total of $213,000. The sheriff's fo;s paid to tho city treasury amount to nbout $75,000. HUNTING DOWN THE EXPKNSI3. Tho net expense to the city as shown bv the budget after deducting tho Items of the general fund is, thorefore, $80,000,000, but this Is subject to other nnd Important reductions which bring down the cot of the city government very considerably. Included In the budget this year, ns usual, Is the. Item "redemption of the city debt." Every year certain bonds. Issued not for current expenses, but for" property acquired, fall due. What tho city needs for current expenses Is raised from taxes. When the city acquires property for public buildings, armor ies, courts, prisons, ncqueduct pur poses, parks or markets, bonds aro Issued nnd the principal Is provided for by Installments. The amount of siifh payments next year Is $3,90i,2S7, nnd this item Is, properly speaking, no charge upon tho city of New York for ndmlnlstrntlon, but Is nn Invest ment for property acquired by tho city. Deducting It from the cost of tho city administration, It brlngi down the latter to $S5,000,000. Theio Is a further Item of $5,200,000 to be raised bj taxation next year for school house and water main pur poses nnd sundry other Items (of which the expenditures of the Rapid Transit commissioners form one) paid for by tho Issuance of bonds. Pre. ptunnbly for such ndvanccs, for such these Items are, nnd not for current expenses, tho city in property ac quired will gain a cot responding rev enue. Thus tho owncishlp of the tun nel will bo nn asset to the city, the commercial value of which will In clude the expenditures made necessary frr the pay of the Itapld Transit com missioners during tho years preceding the actual beginning of the work. This tWuctlon bring down the total public expense to $s0,f 00,000, but floi not Include nil the Items of reduction from tho city's budget, tho extent of which appears to hive frightened many persons unfamiliar with its ac tual make-up. ACTUAL COST $83,000,000. New York county contributes lo tho expenses of tho stato government $1, S41.000 this year. Kings county con tributes for like purposes $460,000. Queens $63,000 and Richmond $31,000, a total of $2,400,000. This sum is raised on the basis of valuations which aro llxod finally by a state board and nre imposed ns part of the state's levy for taxes entirely Irrespective of the ad ministration of municipal affairs. In addition to .this item there Is another, almost us large, which does not legiti mately "belong among municipal ex penses. It Is the tax Imposed by the state of New York upon each of the counties for the malnt nance of tho canal system of New York, of which New York city and Its neighborhood are the chief 'benelkiarlcs commercial ly. Since canals were made free of tolls they are no longer self-supporting and their nununl cost Is provided for by taxation, toward which New Yoik county contributes this year $1,- 110,000, Kings S332.000, Queens $"0.000 and Richmond $21,009. a total of $1. S36.000, which, with the local taxes raided for Hate expenses, make up n total of $1,236,000. With these deductions, the nctual oxpendltuies of the city government nre brought down to $75,000,000 a yenr, and this is subject to tho further de duction of $10,1S0,000 for thp payment ot Interest upon the city bonds nnd liabilities. These bonds were for tho most part Issued under previous ad ministrations, but whenever Issued the city credit ami the city property nie pledged to meet the Interest as It aceiues. The net city budget conies down, thorefore, to $03,000,000, Instead of $100,000,000 as accepted as the basU for comparison with tho expenditures of other cities and countries. Of this sum, $18,500,000 Is expended for education; $12,000,001, approximate ly, for tho police department; $3,00). 000 for the ilro department; $3,000,0)3 for the street cleaning department, and $1,500,000 for the Judiciary. The balance Is distributed among tho mi nor city departments and a considera ble i eduction In the expenses of thrso is not considered improbable by thoso who have studied dispassionately the affairs ot the city government. ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. Comparison of Comforts and Cere monies with Those of Today. Walter Wellman In Cclller'i Wnkly. Those of our forefathers who at tended to the business of tho nation at this cjipltnl a hundred yeats ago had ruther a hard time of It. In tho llrst place, their Journeys hither were long nnd arduous, requiring throe days to come from New York ulone by stage conch. Arriving here they found but Indifferent Inns, stuffy moms, crude dining halls. Getting to and fiom the Capitol .building was a serious busi ness, on account of tho dlstaneo and tho mud. It occurs to me that we who live In the firjt years nf the twentieth century may count ourselves lucky dogs In comparison with the poor fel lows who were compelled to worry along In the benighted days of tho first pint of Its predecessor. The richest man of thoso times could not with all bis fortune command tho glorious pilil lege of riding to tho nntlonal mats house in a swiftly moving, billllnn ly lighted street car, faro six-for-n-qiur-ter. Ho could not telephone home and tell what ho wanted for dinner and what tlmo he would be there to eat It; and I remember hearing the lato Kato Chase Sprague (beautiful woman In her day) tell how her father, tho great chief Justice, used to go to ono of tho windows of tho senuto wing and put a flag out so th.it she, watching for It through a tele scopo at their country house a mile or two away, might know that he was coming homo to dine. Our an cestor know a lot about the Constltu. tlon, but ho could not for love or money got a morning bath In a warmed and tiled bathroom lilted with a porce lain tub, as most of tho humblest of us can do now. He had to take his dip In tho horse-trough or tho creek, or ffo without. 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Sold by AlcGnrrah ec Thomas, Druggists, 209 Lack- awanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa. such n newsnnrior ns wo may all buy nowadays for a copper or two, nor a library sueh as wo all havo aeces-s to (lit for emperors and literal lly Inclined gods), nor Illustrated papers nnd monthly mngazlnes for a dlmo a copy, nor stcum or hot-wator hoated apart ment, nor a parlor car at ilfty miles the hour, nor ten thousand other con veniences, comforts and luxuries of Ufa now bo pommon na to be denominated necessaries. To my mind tho crown ing achievement of tho century, and R. HAND'S with Phosphates and Hypophosphites Added BABIES THR5VE ON plaited and Hypophosphltod milk saved our baby's life. (Signed) I. D. MAHVHI,, SI South Main Street. Scranton, Pa. Dr. D. U. Hand. My Dear Doctor: I have been com pelled to raise my last three children on the bottle. With tho llrst two I tiled many of the baby foods, but they grew thinner each day and died. This, my last, one, was going the same way as the first two, nnd when six weeks old I put her on Dr. Hand's Condensed Milk. It worked wonders for her, and I feel that to the milk she owes her life. Sho Is now ns healthy and happy as any child In th? country. MltH. JOHN .1. OIMIOV, 'is North Main Avenue. 100!) Olive St., Scranton, Pa. D. II. Hand. M. D. Dear Sir: I'or about eight months before my baby was born I was so af lllcted with dyspepsia that Dr. Hand's Condensed Milk was nbout the onlv food I could retain on my stomach, and I practically lived on it during this period. When baby was born I tried to nurse her, but after two weeks I was obliged to wean her and at once began to feed tho mill:, wlilrh Is ntlli her only food. I can speak of this milk only in the highest terms. MF.H. GKO. W. FINN. ;12., Sprucv? Street. Scranton, Pa., Aug. 16, 1901. To "Whom It Mny Concern: Our little boy arrived May 27, mak ing Ills ago nt tills writing two months nnd nineteen das. The child weighed 5Vi lbs, nt birth and seemd to thilvo on a prepared food recommended by the attending physician and nuise, weighing 7?i lbs. on Juno 27, when a month old. Hav L'.'ZJQl&i'iZSZ.gJ irJ.f CCS SCRANTON, PA. one which most of our centennial com mentators havo overlooked, Is this rais ing of the standard of comfort so that tho masses now enjoy things which the richest could barely dream of a hun dred years ago. A MILKINO MACHINE. Glasgow Firm Wants to Exhibit One at the Pan-American. It bus been those engaged generally believed by In dahwlng that cows For Sale by Druggists and Qrocrs ensed Milk IT." ing decided to weigh the child every week, discovered a week later that he was losing In weight, tipping scales at t'.1! lbs., on the Sth of July 7U lbs., and and the 13th of July Cit lbs. Knowing Dr. Hand ns a great chil dren's friend nnd doctor, rolled him to see the child. After looking hlnu over, he said the little fellow was starving and told me to use his Con densed Milk. Well, his weight tells Die rest. I commenced using Dr. Hand's Condensed Mills on July 14, nn the L'lith of July baby weighed 8 lbs, I m.; Aug. Slbs. 10 oz.: Aug. S, 8 11.x.. and today, Aug. 11. ! lbs. That's '' LOUIS I.OHMAN. Hlnghamton, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1900. Dr. D. It. Hand, Scranton, Ta. Dear Sir: I wish to drop you a few lines to let you know how baby has done on your milk. After'trylng a number of other baby foods, of which none seemed to agree with her and she was falling all the time, I placed her on your milk, No vember 1, 1000, nnd she has almost doubled In welsht since, nnd Is as good as any baby can be. I am, yours, THOMAS BBATT. ninghuinton, N. Y Nov. 20, 1900. Dr. D. H. Hand. Dear Sir: After using Dr. Hand's Condensed Milk, I consider It one of the best If not tho best brand of con densed milk to be found on tho market. Yours very truly, DIt. C. W. CARPENTER. 41 Mnln Street, Hlnghamton, N. Y Nov. t. 1900 Dr. D. n. Hand, Dear Sir: I huve given your milk a good trial nnd llnd It tho most palata ble and highly nutritious preparations I have ever used. Yours very truly, J. M. MICHAEL, M. D. FOR FAM1Y USE. could not be milked by any mechanloul device. A Glasgow, Scotland, Ann claims to have a machine that will dm tho work and wants to exhibit It at ' tho I'an-Anieiican exposition at Buf falo next summer. Tho milking machine Is said to ba built on tho pnaumatlo nytittn, wltli valves, suotlon rubbers, etc. For a Cold In thi Head laxative Bromo-QulnineXablet.