Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, April 04, 1902, Image 2

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My name is Unwin Uernld Unwin.
"Bov. Gerald Unwin, H. A.," I nm
usually styled on thu barks o( envoi
open; for, though I have laid aside cler
ical duties, for tho prcfent at lornd, I
nm still In orders. Now that I enjoy
leisure nnd tho nlenco of tlm.o petty
worries which prey upon tho mltonliii
nto oleric moro than tho lay miml ran
conceive, I hot myn'lf to write out the
htrunpo narrative of event and oxperi
onco which, in tho Providence of Hod,
hnvo worked Mich n change in my con
dition. I promised mytolf and my
friends somo months ago that I would
do this, hut until now I could not bind
myself to my desk; I have had too
much other occupation, desultory, per
haps, hut agreeable: in short, like the
man in the parable, I hnvo married n
wife. Yet that is tho very reason why
my friends in town have pestered me,
and now grow clamorous to know nil
about it. They have been good enough
to remind me that, though it is proor
bial clergymen get handtomo wives, yet
it Is quite out of tho common for so or
dinary looking a priest as myself to
win n lady so beautiful and dis
tinguished as (they are pleased to say)
my wife is; and, further, that though
it has been whispered fine looking cler
ical tutors have had tho riudncitv to as
pire to ladies of very high rank indeed,
their aspirations have usually been
overwhelmed with contumely, and,
lastly, they are consumed with wonder
that I should have lighted upon a re
fined and delicate Frenchwoman in tho
wilds of Lancashire of all conceivablo
places. Perhaps, they add, with a
touch of sarcasm which I can com
placently endure, I was tho only creat
uro like a gentleman sho had ever seen.
But my story is all too terriblo and
serious to bo introduced with pcrsiago.
About two years ago I accepted a enr
acy in the village of Timperley, within
a few miles of a largo Lancashire town.
If I had had much choico I would not
have chosen a cure of souls among mill
hands and miners. I would have pre
ferred to perform my duties under a
clear sky, rather than under a canopy
of smoke; within call of fields and
woods, rather than in a forest of tall
chimneys and black heads of coal pits.
But since I was disappointed in my
hope of a cure in a certain pleasant vil
lage of Sussex, I resolved to go to Tim
perley in Lancashire. 60 when one
dark afternoon of February I alighted
at tho nearest station on a branch rail
way, and asked a fellow passongor, who
looked like a native, and w ho was hurry
ing away, whether he could direct me
to Timperley when I was answered
witl) a curt "Noa," I was not discon
certed. I received a somewhat unin
telligible direction from a station por
ter, and leaving orders concerning my
luggage, I went out into the dark and
the drizzle to walk to Timperley.
I tramped for half a mile or so along
a well paved road, and then (according
to direction, I thought) I turned down
a narrow lane between a hedge and a
wooden fence. I trudged tomo distance
through deep mud, now stumbling upon
lumps on the firm edge of the cartway,
and now plunging into holes, when the
lano seemed to lose itself in a field. I
hesitated a little and then resolved to
return to the road. My eyes were now
used to the dark, and I perceived a
foot patli across the field inclining
back toward the road. I struck into
this, thinking it would save me tome
distance. But I soon found to mv
vexation that "tho shortest way nrcots
is the longest way round." I perse
vered over the sodden grass, and some
times somthing else besides grass, and
presently began to scent somewhat of
tho pleasant odorB of rusticity, and my
spirits rose a degree or two. I pasfed
a low black wooden building, and
guested it was a cow house; I heard
the animals pulling at their chains and
munching their food. By-and-by I
found myself again on a tolerably good
road, came upon Home homes of the
suburban Msuii-detached villa descrip
tion (at one of which I knocked and
inquired my wav), and soon, stumbling
and splai-hing through exasperating
mud and cinders, camo out upon the
edge of the valloy in which Timperley
I stood and gazed around mo. Such
a spectaclo I had never seen before I
listened to and felt tho feverish rush of
tho life of Lancashire industry. The
birr and buzz of thousands of spindles,
tho swift click and thud of shuttle and
loom, and the regular sob and respira
tion of mighty engines mingled with
tho rush of watet and the plaintive
panting of some machine as of an en
slaved gen! of tho Arabian Nights. I
could not at first apportion the sound)
to tho various groups of buildings bo
neath mo. On my right was a many
storied mill, whose bright windows
tvero reflected in the glassy surfaces of a
pond, on the banks of which there
grow, penslvo nnd forlorn, a few scrubby
trees. On my left an aggregation ol
long low buildings with glass roofs,
that looked with their shining backs
liko monstrous, crouching dragons of
antediluvian days. Further up the val
ley was another group of buildings
wrapped in a cloud of steam. Imme
diately before ine was a ruined mill,
unroofed and gaunt, with its bell tower
and Its tall, cold chimney outlined
against the sky; behind it was another
group of irregular buildings. A dozen
tall chimneys poured their smoke Into
the sulphurous air, which was pervodod
bv a certain clow insufficient to dis-
aipate the darkness, but enough to make
the stream which wound down ine vai
1 4y gleam like a black gigantic mak
Now nnd again furnace mouths opened
nnd glowed with a ferocious glare,
while weird tongues of lurid Hume
flickered on tho Mope and ridge behind.
As 1 looked a great repulsion n'inod
me. I recalled the Prophet's descrip
tion in tho Old 'lVctnmeiit of tho Valley
of llinmihi or Tophet, in which men
micKHcm! to i-traiigo godt, and cniued
their sons nnd daughters to "pass
through tho fires to .Moloch." 'Mils,
surely, was one of the Tophet of mod
em days, In which the sons and daugh
ters of Knglsnd nre made to put
through tho tires of tho Moloch ot
Wealth and the Baal of all-devouring
And still as I looked nnd thought of
this tho bell tower of tho ruined mill
before me fell hith aloud clung, nnd
there uprose into tho air to mingle
with the other sounds the frantic
screaming of pigs nnd neighing ol
hort-es. 1 was not surprised; I was
somehow prepared by tho scene not to
be surprised at anything that might
happen in this strange region. I
pasMHl, however, hurriedly down tho
slope bv n rough path, nnd found the
road into tho valley and the village. I
heard voices and saw a dim crowd of
po iplo about tho ruined mill, but thu
stream, black and evil-smelling, was
lie t ween mo and it, and I had perforce
to let my curiosity wait. I continued
my way into the village, which, I
found, lay behind the many-storeyed
mill toward tho mouth of tho valley and
close to the Tiigh road by which I
should have entered it. I had, as it
were, let myself in by tho back door.
Before I was well into the village I
pasted nn arrangement of low buildings
with blank walls to thu rond, from
which came no sound of lifo or work,
but, instead, tho vilest nnd strangest
i-mells that ever offended the tcnte,
and from the midst of which rote a
towering chimney that smoked con
sumedly. These, I guested, were part
of the chemical works of which I had
heard. I found the rectory at tho
other end of tho village. I did not go
the rector was in bed ill but asccd
to be directed to my lodgings.
I had some ten and then I prepared ti
go to dinner at the hoiu-o of Mr. Em
manuel Steinhardt, one of the creators
and lords of tho Tophet into which I
had entered. He was rector's church
warden, and I had corresponded with
him concerning the curacy, and had
made this dinner arrangement a week
ago. I asked my landlady where I
should find Timperley Hall.
VOh," said she, looking at me with
a comical eye of respect, "you'll be go
ing to Muster Steenheart'sr (so elio
pronounced the magnate's name).
"He's at th' other end o' th village on
hale Brow" (sho called it "Brow").
"atop a bit, mon." She went to tho
door of the room and called, "Dick,
lad. you mun tak' tho parton up to
Muster Steenheart's." I hen turnini;
to me, she Faid, "He'll tak tha.mon,"
and witherew.
I was amused; and when a minute
or two later she called from the bottom
of the stairs,
"Art ready, parson? Th' lad's wait
1 positively laughed to myself. My
amusement increased when I saw my
.'uide, a young Hercules in clogs, who
might easily have "taken" me to Tim
perley Hall and farther under his arm.
Timperley Hall I discovered over
looked the valley from tho side oppo-
ite to that from which 1 had tirst
viewed it. Soon I was in its drawing
room, shaking hands with .Mr. (or
Herr) Emmanuel Steinhardt; for I saw
at once that he was of pure Teutonic
breed, and I heard, when ho had spoken
a few words, that ho mut have spent
all his youth and part of his manhood
in the Fatherland: ho spoke perfect
English, but with an indescribable,
tell-tale accent. I had just time to
notice his burly figure, his Bomewhat
rounded shoulders, and Ii is massive
bald head, when I was introduced to
hiB wife, a tall, nandsome, Lancashire
woman (her speech betrayed her), with
zrey hair, evidently a good deal older
than he; then to Miss Louise Lacroix,
of whom I will only say at present that
she looked refined and foreign a rare
exotic in this region of surprises; and,
lastly, to "my son, Frank," a young
man of one or two-and-twenty, who
looked in every way and spoke like nn
Englishman. These introductions over,
wo sat down to wait for tho announce
ment of dinner. There was very little
said: they seemed constrained, and I
was, perhaps, shy. No ono seemed to
think of trying to sot me at my ease.
Mr. Steinhardt sat watching tho clocK,
and at intervals throwing questions
over his shoulder to his wile. (One
question I noted was, "Is Jim coming
at all?" to which she answered, "Jim
said he might look in after dinner and
-moke a pipe" and I wondered who
Jim was. I was wishing I had not ac
cepted this invitation for my first even
ing in Timperley, when the young lady
edged her chair a little nearer to me,
and said, with the sweetest of smilcB
and the mo-t musical of tones:
"You come from the south from
London; yes?"
Her accent was that most delightful
of all foreign accents the accent of an
educated Frenchwoman. I answered
that I had como from London, though
I was not nativo there.
"I, also," said she, "come from the
south; from Loudon last, but from
Paris before."
Here was common ground for pleas
ant reminiscence, and we became
friends at once.
While we were talking I happened
to glance across in Mr. Stelnhardt's di
rection: he was looking straight at me
lor tho first tlmo. Ho rose nm! nngrlly
rang tho boll. Pro-ently wo wont In to
dinner. I, of eour.-o, sat next to him
011 his right, nnd noticed with some cu
riosity, as he carved, that his hands
seemed minuet! in very lino lemon
colored gloves: ft second look insured
1110 Hint they were merely stained.
His son's hands were similar, but of a
deeper hue. For the first tlmo It oc
curred to me that mv host was thu lord
ol the Chemical Dye Works.
" l'liey were your works, f sllppoo,
M. SttMi'iluirdt," I wild, "that I luissed
after entering tho village?"
I was alone on my sido of tho table,
nnd had to speak to him, or be silent.
"Ye," mid he, rather abruptly.
Then niter a pnuse, "You enmo by that
road then. 7"
So I related how 1 had lost my way,
nnd how I had been struck (I did nut
say, "disagreeably") with tho impres
sion of ferocious energy my first viow
of tho valley gave 1110.
" 'Ferocious energy, " ho repeated,
with 11 (mile, looking at mo as if he
liked the phrase, and thought tho bel
ter of mo for having uttered It. "It Is
it great plnee for industry, and it will
Ik) greater yet."
1 asked him how it happened that n
large mill wns limited and falling in
"That is initio," ho nnswered. "It
is unlucky. It was 11 spinning mill;
once ono of tho Hours fell throuch, kill
ing many people, and twice it was
burned, nil In 10 years yes, all 111 10
"And today it seems to have nilded
to its work ol killing." lie looked nt
mo. "You have not heard, perhaps,"
I said
I related what I had seen nnd heard.
"Have you hoard of this?" ho asked,
glancing from one to another.
No; None of them had heard.
"I must seo. to it," ho said, nnd
stirred as if ho would set out at onco;
but ho added, "niter dinner."
And niter dinner he set out; nnd I
thought Letter of him tlinn I hnd nt
first been disposed to do bccmiso of his
kindly feeling, though it were only for
In the drawing room, however, I was
struck with the altered manners of thu
family in the temporary nb.-enco of its
head. Mrs. Steinhardt was gossipy
and kind even motherly; Frank throw
off his awkwardness and shyness, nnd
delighted mo with his skill on tho
piano; while Mademoiselle Uicroix was
very bright nnd winsome. Yet, now
conversing with her and now observing
hor (when, for instance, she sat near
Frank nt the piano), I could not but
remark that a look of sadness over
spread her sweet face of sadness, and
as of anxiously waiting for something
or somo one whenever sho was left to
her own thought. This expression I
was able to account for tntUfactoiily
very soon.
Wo bad been some time in the draw
ing room when the dour bell sounded a
loud peal, and at once I saw that sub
dued expression of patient waiting on
Miss I-acroii's face Hash up into ono of
eager expectancy. For a moment she
looked at the door with her pale face
gone paler, nnd listened with quick ear,
till she heard tho voice of tho visitor,
when her eager hopo collap.-ed nnd sank
int 1 deeper sadness thnn before. It
was n rich, cheery voice I heard como
from tho hall.
"Is th now parson come?" it asked
of some ono.
"That's Jim," said Mrs. Stoinhardt
with a laugh "m7 brother."
This, then, wos tho gentleman who
had come to smoko n pipo. Ho en
tered a tall, stout, ruddy Englishman,
gone somewhat grey. Ho nt onco took
pos'e-sion of the room and of tho per
sona in it. His bright and ample, pres
ence extinguished tho gaur'y, gorgoous
furniture, and his voice, instinct with
humor and un-sel'-cii B inusness, filled
the void which usually reigned in that
(To bo continued)
Divorce In Europe.
Divorce was established in Germany
in 1875. From 1881 to 1885 the year
ly number of divorces was about 8,000,
while of late years it exceeds 10,000.
In England divorco was established in
1857. During tho yearH 1858 1802 tho
nnnnnl nnmtwr wim nbout 200: in 1K04
about 550; in 1808 about 050. In
Austria, where only non-Catholics can
nppMy for a divorce, tho number of de
mands for divorco increased 25 per cont
in four years, and in Belgium about 20
per cent in four years.
Hard on the Cook.
Lord John Towmcnd, n British gour
met of 50 yeara ago, would often call to
tho footman in the middle of dinner:
"Tell tho cook to come to me thin
moment," which occasioned rather an
awkward pause. Then, on tlio entrance
of the poor cook with very red face from
the combined effects of tlio kitchen firo
nnd mental confusion, ho would address
her in n voice of thunder: "Pray have
tho goodness to taste that dish and tell
mo if you do not agreo with mo that it
is beastly."
A BUj Hog.
Down in Vlndo'ta, Oa,, recontly, a
hog was killed, whoso gross weight wns
1,2(10 pounds; his net weight waa 055.
Each hum weighed 102 pounds. This
fat monster produced 501 pounds of
lard, or nearly a tierce and a half
onough to last a small family aliout
four yoars. Besides tho lard, thore
was nearly a wagonlcad of sansago from
this ono pig, to say nothing about dish
pans full of hogshead clieete, liver pud
ding and other products.
Rljht In Their Line.
,,Thoe cold Boston girls naturally
enjoy the Abbey 'Holy Grail' decora
tions in the public library."
"Because a frieze ia right in their
When sending mcssnges In the army
It Is necessary to use a cipher, so that
unauthorized persons cannot road
tlioni. A keyboard and letter Is ngreed
upon by the several generals, nnd any
one Ignorant of these two things Is un
able to read the inessiige. The Instru
ment used, which we Illustrate, Is call
ed the "cipher wheel." It consists of
nn outer circle, mini 1 which the letters
of the alphabet nre placed In the usual
order, and an Inner circle, having the
letters In the reversed order.
The disc upon which the latter nro
Inscribed Is pivoted nt Its center; tho
nan A Is fixed to this disc lit nny letter
chosen by the generals ni'blti'iirlly, say
A. This disc Is turned round by work
lug the iiillllietid It.
In the cipher wheel the letters of
the keyword mid those of the true mes
sage nre taken from the outer ring,
the lettotn of the cipher message being
real In the Inner ring.
Take the famous message sent by
Sir ltedvors lluller to Sir George White
nt Ludysmlth. Suppose that the key
word Is ".March." mid that Sir Keilver.s
said, "I have been repulsed," which It
now appears were not his words. Firs l
write the words of the true message,
next the keyword, repeated as often as
required, ns below:
I H A V 1 : 1 1 K I : N UK I ' U I .S K D.-Tex t .
MAKCIIM Altl'll. M AUCII. MA. - Key
word. F.TKlini.WNl'QlI.XUIMX.-Olphcr.
The cryptogram Is obtained In this
way: Set the iirtn of the cipher wheel
at A In the In lie.- wheel mid at the first
I.utlier Tltihctn, Who Introduced tho
Nuvcl Drtiuue Imliiatry.
The man who Introduced the seedless
navel orange tree Into California Is nn
nsjed. lueklevs. forlorn county charge nt
Itlverslde. Cnl. He
whose little trees
if seedless orullgc
inve revolutionized
he orange Industry
if the world; who,
mire than ntiyoue
lse. has made pns
slide the Invest
uent of millions of
Inllnrs In orange
;rowlng, nnd who
lias demonstrated
how unco arid val
leys In southern California might be
converted Into the most lovely orange
groves und to blossom ns the proverb
ial rose. Is old. neglected nnd forgot
ten. Very many large fortunes and n
multitude of small ones hnve been
made by the success of the navel or
nnge. A half dozen of great nttendnnt
Industrie have been created by the
wealth production In navel orange
groves. Several cities have grown
from sleepy pueblos and n score of
towns have sprung up In treeless val
leys becnuse of the Impetus of prosper
ity In growing the seedless navel or
ange. Nothing has altered the topog
raphy of southern California so much
ns the golden navel orange. The third
greatest horticultural Industry In tho
United States Is now orange growing.
All this Is due to the fact that Luther
C. Tlbbeta, formerly of New York,
when ho settled in California with tho
hopo of Improving his health 27 years
ago, foresaw In tho cllmnte of the
Kniithern nart of the Statu Immense
possibilities In the way of orange grow
ing. He applied to W nshlngton Tor mu
and tho government horticulturist sent
him three tiny-rooted shrubs of orange
trees which had beeu found In tho
swamps of Brazil by tho United Stntes
Consul nt Buhln. The latter had for
warded six of theBe to Washington
with the statement that seedless or
anges grew thereon. Three of them
perished nnd the others would hnvo
done llkewlso had not tho thought
utruck the ofllclnl nt the horticultural
station that Tlbbeta might develop
them. He accordingly sent them on.
Tho latter wns Interested nnd nssldu
ously watched his plants. One of them
wns chewed up by a cow, but tho oth
er two were enred for through a pe
riod of five years. Then each tree bore
two oranges. It wns the summer and
fall of 1H78. A fenco wns built about
the trees to protect them from the
wind nnd trespassers, and Mr. nnd
Mrs. Tihbcts nnxolusly waited while
the fruit developed from green bullets
to great, golden. Juicy, pungent globes
tho llrst navel oranges ever grown
outBlde tho swamps of Bahla. On .Inn.
22, 1870. two of the new oranges were
cut open nnd critically tasted by n lit
tle company of oraugo growers at Itlv
erslde. A new star of llrst order rose
that duy In the horticultural flrma
rneut. The following year the wonderful
now trees bore a half bushel of oranges
nnd tho namo of tho TlbhetH seedless
fruit went throughout southern Cali
fornia. Other peoplo became Interest
ed. Sprouts wero purchased nnd small
groves planted. When the fruit wns
sent out It Immediately became popu
lar. Sheep nnd cattle ranges were
transformed Into nnvol orango groves
nnd ere long towns like Pomona, lied
lands. Ontario, Tustln, Sierra Madro
nnd othera In the orange-growing local
. ltles which before 1885 wore unknown,
grew to several thousand population.
The growth of tho Industry hns known
nlintement To-day 545.000.000 Is
Invested directly In the growing nnd
marketing of oranges In California nnd
this season's crop amounts to 12,000
carlonds, worth to growers oyer $3,
400,000. Of this sura more Hum 00 per
cent Is from navel oranges.
In the Intervening yearn TIbbets
guarded the two orange trees, whence
camo all the buds of navel orange
trees, with Joalous care. Buds from
I 1. t . i .1. .... a.
letter of the keyword In the outer
wheel, Take out lit once for the whole
message the cipher letter of the Inner
wheel corresponding to the true letter
on the outer wheel which appear nhovo
the llrst letter of the keyword when
evtr It occurs.
For Instance, the llrst letter of the
keyword Ih M. Above nil the M'h will
bu the letters I II 13 H W V V M. rind
It will he round Unit by setting the arm
nt A In the Inner wheel the correspond
ing letters on the outer wheel will ho
i: I, I I Q S H F. Then, by turning
tho outer ring to A (the second letter
of the keyword), another set of cipher
letters Is obtained.
Continue the same with nil the let'
ters of the keyword, nnd thu cipher
ns In the third line will he obtained.
Thus no person could decipher nny
message unless In possession of the
keyword. Montreal Stnr.
the genuine TIbbets tree were In enor
mous demand, and fancy prices were
offered for Innls from the parent stock.
Sales of buds amounting to $000 a
mouth were not uncommon for n few
years. Speculators offered $10,000 for
the two original trees for budding pur
poses. But Mr. Tllilx'ts not only de
clined the offers, but he refused to sell
nnylhlii): but genuine llrst buds from
the trees. Hud he sold second buds
that Is. buds one move from the pa
rent stock he might easily liuve niiidu
tens of thousands or dollars annually
for half a decade. Ills c-orrespolideucu
wns stupendous and he had letters
from horticulturists nil over the world.
He built n beaut If nl home, erected n
sightly barn with towering cupolas and
nn elaborate bay window. He hnd (in
expensive fence built around the orig
inal trees. Then he been mo Involved
In law suits regarding his Irrigation
water rights, nnd he has spent n for
tune In court expenses and lawyers.
Then came the Illness of his wife,
which lusted through several years.
Abandoning nil else he gave his whole
time nnd remaining fortune to pro
longing her life. Lnst July she died.
In tho midst of his bereavement n
mortgage became due on his plnce, mid
he was driven from the old home and
the two original nnvel orange trees,
which hnd become n veritable part of
his life. He Is now nenrly 80 years
of ngo nnd while others are making
lnrge sums of money In the Industry
which he created, he occupies n little
chenp house mid receives aid
from Itlverslde County. Only a few
trinkets nnd keepsnkes of his prosper
ous ilnys remain to comfort him In his
last days.
J'ouud a f-'rlcndtea Hoy and Tried to
Cheer Dim Up.
One day I wns stopped on Washing
ton street, says J. T. Trowbridge In
the Atlantic, by n friend who mnde
this startling announcement: "Walt
Whitman Is In town; I have Just seen
him!" When I nsked where, he re
plied, "At the stereotype foun Iry. Just
around the corner; come nlong! I'll
take you to him." Tho author of
"Leaves of Grass" had loomed ho largo
In my Imagination as to seem almost
superhuman; and I was filled with
some such feeling of wonder and aston
ishment ns If I hnd been Invited to
meet Socrates or King Solomon.
Wo found n largo, gmy-hnlrcd nnd
gmy-benrded, plainly dressed mun,
rending proof sheets at n desk In n lit
tle dingy olllcc, with n lank, unwhole
some looking lad at his elbow, listless
ly watching him. The man was Whit
man, and the proofs were those of his
new edition. There wns a scarcity of
chairs, nnd Whitman, rising to re
ceive us, offered me his; hut we nil re
mained standing except the sickly look
ing lad, who kept his seat until Whit
man turned to him and said, "You'd
better go now; I'll see you this even
ing." After he had gone out, Whit
man explained: "Ho Is a friendless boy
I found at my boarding plnce. I nm
trying to cheer him up ami strengthen
him with my mngnotlsm." A practical
but curiously prosaic Illustration of
these powerful lines In the early
To anyone dying, thither I speed and
twUt the knob of the door,
I seize the descending man, I raise him
with resistless will,
Every room of the house do I QUI with
an armed force, lovers of one,
bafflers of graves.
Caooor in KnIand.
lu England the mortality rate from
cancer has risen from ii.B per 10,000 In
1804, to 8.4 In 1000.
A whole volume could be devoted to
a womnn'a good housekeeping, good
Judgment and cleverness when her
husband dares bring some one home to
dinner without letting her know.
Whon a woman In trouble doesn't
weep hor friends say she hnn "splendid
control," and her enemies say she Ls
'I'criinnlnnn Excellent vSprlng Cntnrrh
Ikiiudy I nm nn Well nn Hver."
Hon. linn. 'A. Ornrimr, ol tlm Uluuua Ohio
In in II y .
Hon. Ban. A. (imsveiior, deputy au
ditor for tho war department, in a let
ter written from Washington, I). O.,
"Allow mo tocxprcsa my gratitude
to yuu for tho benefit derived from ono
bottle of Perunn. One week linn
brought wonderful changes nnd I nm
now ns wcllns ccr. llo.sldcH bolnc
one of the very best spring tonic It Is
nil excellent catutrli remedy." Very
respectfully, Don. A. (Irosvcnor.
Hal I'. Denton, chief iintlonnl exort
exposition, I'hlhulelphhi, I'n., writes:
"I was completely run down fiom or
work nnd the respousiiiillty naturally
iiiiiiieeted with tho exploitation nl a
gieat International exposition. My
pby-ieinn recommended no extended
vacation. When lilo scorned almost a
burden I began taking I'erurm, nnd
with the use of the filth bottle I found
myself in a normal ronditlon. 1 liavn
siino enjoyed the host ol health."
Almost everylnidy needs n tonlo in
the spring. Something to brnro tho
nerves, Invigorate thu brain, and
cleanse tho blood. That l'erium will
do this is U'yond nil question. Every
one who Iium tried It has hnd the sumo
experience ns Mrs. I). W. Tlmberlnke,
of Lynchburg, Va., who, In a recent
letter, mndo use of the follow lug words:
"I always take u dose of Beriina after
bo-menu hours, ns it is a great thing
for thu nerves. There Is no iHitter
spring tonic, and I hnvo used about
nil ol them."
For a free book on "Chronic Ca
tarrh." nddrcsH The l'eruna Medlcln
Co., Columbus, Ohio.
Kept t Record.
Mrs. Styles John, do you keep an
nrcoiint of the monoy you send fool
ishly? Mr. Styles Yes, dear; 1'vo got all
your millinery bills in my safe;.
From George IV. to Edward VII.
Should the Baroness Burdutt-Coiitts
livo to witness tho roroiintinn of Ed
ward VII next June, It will bo the
third event of the kind sho w 111 hnvo
attended. At tho ngo of in she saw
George IV crowned, and sho nlw at
tended tho coronntion of Quoun Vic
toria. Danger of Reicnlmcnt
"Bepnblics are ungrateful," said the
hero, sadly.
"Well," answered tho business man,
"I suppoiu n republic tins a great deal
of human nnturn about it. Nobody
likes to bo dunned, and rotno people
are liable to mnku the mistake of con
tinually reminding republic of IU
Pro-Ilotr Paper in Pirli.
A now pro-Boer pnpor culled I'arls
Pretorin has mndo Its np pear mice in
I'aris. It contains rommunicitions
sympathizing with tho Boers from a
largo nubincr of senntors and deputies.
It Wn of lllm
Dibbs (facetiously) Thin is a plctura
of my wife's first huhsniid.
Dohbs Great snakesl What a
brainless looking idiotl But I didn't
know your wife wns married boforo sh
met you.
Dibbs Sho wnsn't. That's n picture
of myself nt thu nga of 20. Tld-Blta.
What Became of lllm.
"What bocamo jf your brother Bill,
who never could learn history at school,
nnd always insisted that Benedict Ar
nold discovered Amorica?" inquired tho
Former Resident.
"Who? Bill?" responded tho Tor
son Addressed. "Oh, ho don't live
here any more. Ho made n million
dollars out of a historical nnvol that
had Adam for its hero and Joan of Are
for tho heroine." Baltimoro Amur
lean. A Different Mattir.
"Lot mo seo," said tho clerk, filling
out a marriago license "This la tho
fourth, isn't it?"
"No," said, Indig
nantly, "it's o ily my second."
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