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The Evolution of
The modern pcstent medicine busi
ness is the natural outgrowth of the
old-time household remedies.
In the early history of this country,
EVERY FAMILY HAD ITS HOME
MADE MEDICINES. Herb teas, bit-
ers, laxatives and tonics, were to be
found in almost every house, com
pounded by the housewife, sometimes
ssisted by the apothecary or the fam
ily doctor. Such remedies as picra,
which was aloes and quassia, dissolved
in : apple brandy. Sometimes a hop
tonic, made of whiskey, hops and bit
ter barks. A score or more of popular,
iiome-made remedies were thus com-
pcunded, the formulae for which were
passed along from house to house,
sometimes written, sometimes verbally
The patent medicine business is a
natural outgrowth from this whole
some, old time custom. In the begin
ning, some enterprising doctor, im
pressed by the usefulness of one of
these home-made remedies, would take
It up, improve it in many ways, manu
facture it on a large scale, advertise it
mainly through almanacs for the home,
and thus it would become used over a
large area. LATTERLY THE HOUSE
HOLD REMEDY BUSINESS TOOK A
MORE EXACT AND SCIENTIFIC
Peruna was originally one of these
old time remedies. It was used by the
Mennonites, of Pennsylvania, before it
was offered to the public for sale. Dr.
Hartman, THE ORIGINAL COM
POUNDER OF PERUNA, is of Men-
nonite origin. First, he prescribed it
for his neighbors and his patients. The
eale of it increased, and at last he es
tablished a manufactory and furnished
it to the general drug trade.
Peruna is useful in a great many cli
matic ailments, such as coughs, colds,
sore throat, bronchitis, and catarrhal
' diseases generally. THOUSANDS OF
FAMILIES HAVE LEARNED THE
USE OF PERNUA and its value in
the treatment of these ailments. They
have-learned to trust and believe in Dr
Hartman's judgment, and to rely on
bis remedy, Peruna.
Seventeen persons in a hundred In the
State of New York' live to be over sev
enty years of age.
', A man's heart beats 02,160 times a
A MISSOURI WOMAN
Tells a Story of Awful Suffering and
Mrs. J. D. Johnson, of 603 West
Hickman St., Columbia, Mo., says:
"Following an operation two years
ago, dropsy set in, and
my left side was so
swollen the doctor said
he would have to tap
out the water. There
was constant pain and
a gurgling sensation
around my heart, and
I could net raise my
arm above my head.
The kidney action was
disordered and passag
es of the secretions too frequent. On
the advice of my husband I began using
Doan's Kidney Pills, i Since using two
boxes my trouble has not reappeared.
This is wonderful, after suffering two
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Toster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
HUMORS IN THE BLOOD
When the blood is pure, fresh and healthy, the skin will be soft, smooth
and free from blemishes, but when some acid humor takes root in the circu
lation its presence is manifested by a skin eruption or disease., These
humors get into the blood, generally because of an inactive or sluggish
condition of the members of the body whose duty it is to collect and carry
eff the waste -and refuse matter of the system. This unhealthy matter is left
to sour and ferment and soon the circulation becomes charged with, the acid
poison. The blood begins to throw off the humors and acids through the
pores and glands of the skin, producing Eczema, Acne, Tetter, Psoriasis,
Salt Rheum and skin eruptions of various kinds. Eczema appears, usually
v with a slight redness of the skin followed by pustules from which there
flows a sticky fluid that dries and forms a crust, and the itching is intense.
It is generally on the back, breast, face, arms and legs, though other parts
of the body may be affected. . Ia Tetter the skin dries, cracks and bleeds;
the acid ia the blood dries up the natural oils of the skin, which are Intended
to keep it soft and pliant, causing a dry, feverish condition and giving it a
liard, leathery appearance.'" Acne makes its appearance on the face in the
I suffered with Eczema for forty
-years ana eouia una nothing- to
curs me until I tried S. S. S. I
uffered lntensoly with the itching-and
burning: pustules would
form from which there flowed a
tiokyfluid; crusts would come on " i"T" " "
the skin aud when soratohed off sometimes causing baldness. Poison Oak
thoskinwaa left es raw e pieoo and Ivv are also disagreeable tvoes of skin
of beef. I suffered atronv in the
long years I was afflioted, but
-when I used S. S. S. I found a per
:feot cure. There has never been
it return or the trouble.
' O.K. EVANS,
because they do not reach the blood. S. S. S. goes down into the circulation
and forces out every particle of foreign matter and restores the blood to its
normal, pure condition, thereby permanently curing every form . of skin
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nil Bent Annwff,
. The meekest kind of a little boy
Joined a Sunday school class In a West
Philadelphia church. He did not know
the other scholars and 'apit(ired ner
vous, half-scared and ready to cry at
any second. The teacher, however,
treated him kindly and the lessons pro
ceeded without any outburst. After a
short reading from the Bible the teach
er began to question the pupils on their
last lessons and asked:
"Who led the children of Israel Into
As no one answered she looked from
boy to boy. At last her gaze rested on
the new boy. He started guiltily and
said, between sobs :
"It wasn't me, honest, teacher. I
Just moved here last week from Ohio."
Oldest Home in New York.
The oldest house In New York State
Is situated at the lower end of Staten
Island In Tottenvllle. It Is known as
the "Blllopp house," and was built in
1668. The Duke of York presented
Captain Christopher Blllopp with a
tract of land on Staten Island, where
on he built this stone mansion, which
still overlooks the waters of Rarltan.
That It was well built its survival dur
ing 238 years attests. In It have been
many notable gatherings, and hew was
held the peace conference. During the
revolution felllopp's descendants were
loyalists, and the famous generals of
the British were entertained at the old
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Mexican Church Legends.
Queretaro was a town before the
Spanish conquest and was made a city
In 1655. A legend of Queretaro is that
an Otomlte chief, Fernando de Tapla
by name, undertook p convert the city
to Christianity In a way that seems
novel to us, but was common enough
to his day. He came from Tula with
a challenge to the people of Queretaro
to a fair stand up fight If he won,
the people surviving were to be bap
tized. The challenge was accepted, but
while the fight was in progress a dark
cloud came up and the blessed San
tiago was seen In the heavens with a
fiery cross, whereupon the people of
Queretaro gave up and were baptized.
They set up a stone cross to commem
orate the event on the site of the pres
ent church of Santa Cruz. There ia
scarcely a church In Mexico which has
not a legent of this kind attached to It
Mother! will And Mrs. Winslows 8oothln
Byrup the b s t remedy to use lot their chlldret
during the teething period.
There are 252,430 miles of ocean cable
in use. " '
"Your wife doesn't worry about you
when you are sick nearly so much now
as she did when you were first mar
ried." "Nope." ,
"Hard to account for woman's vaga
ries, isn't it?"
"Not In this case; I have my life
Insured now and I did not then."
Houston Post. ,
A "Guild of Tubalines" has been form
ed in an English Episcopal church. Its
especial business is to keep bright th
brass gas fixtures of the church.
At the government station Lulea, in
Sweden, experiments are being made to
secure varieties of plants not likely to be
Ipjured by frost.
form of pimples and black heads, while
Fsoriasis comes in scaly patches on differ
ent parts of the body One of the worst
forms of skin trouble is Salt Rheum;
disease. "The humor producing the trouble
lies dormant in the blood through the
Winter to break out and torment the
sufferer with the return of Spring. The best
treatment for all skin diseases is S. S. S.
It neutralizes the acids and removes the
humors so that the skin instead of being
irritated and diseased, is nourished by a
supply of fresh, healthy blood. External
, applications of salves, washes, lotions, etc.,
while they; soothe the itching caused by
skin affections, can never cure the trouble
SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, CAm
TniE CHARITY GIRlT
J By EFFIE A. ROWLANDS " I '
CHAPTER XII. (Continued.)
Next day, about lunch time, the coun
tess, her children and attendants, arrived,
with much clatter and importance.
Sheila by accident, of coursts was Just
coming down the stairs as Lady Dales
water was ascending them.
There was a mutual start, and then a
cordial greeting. Sheila was looking won
derfully pretty in her long sealskin man
tle, her ruddy, golden hair making a bit
of bright color beneath her neat hat to
match. ( Lady Daleswater was pleased to
approve of her probable future sister-in-law
"You here, Miss Fraser !" she exclaim
ed. "This is quite a delightful surprise.
I pictured you in Mountberry, enjoying
I "I was compelled to come to London
on business matters, and," Sheila added,
with a tiny sigh that did not escape Lady
Daleswarer's keen ears, "Mountberry is
not particularly lively just now."
i "Can you give me any news of my
brother is he really so dangerously hurt?
Mamma is such an alarmist, you know."
Sheila assumed a sad, anxious look,
although In reality she was not aware
exactly how Jack was at that particu
lar moment, and had never been very
much frightened even at the verdict of
. the London doctors.
"I am afraid he is very ill," she said
' in a low voice.
I Lady Daleswater did not seem much
"I hope you are not returning home
Immediately? No? Oh, that is delight
ful, and still more delightful that you
should be staying here. You must come
in and dine with me to-night. Mrs. Fra
ser is with you?"
I Sheila explained that her chaperone
was her cousin, Mrs. Watson.
"We shall remain in London for a little
while," she said, "and I hope to see a
great deal of you. Perhaps I may be
able to prevail on you to come down to
Daleswater Housed when I go back there.
It will be very dull, my dear Sheila;
But "my dear Sheila" would have glad
ly welcomed months of dullness to get
such an invitation as this. Her spirits
rose brilliantly, and she laid herself out
to please Lady Daleswater.
Three days later the Earl of Dales
water arrived in London, and immedi
ately, at his wife's Instigation, went
down to Mountberry to see how matters
weTe, and the very same afternoon, as
Sheila sat yawning over a novel by the
fire, the door opened and Beverley Roch
fort was announced. She started up eag
erly to greet him.
"Where have you been? I thought you
were never coming back," she declared.
"I have been busy," he said. "I have
not been wasting time, I assure you. You
wonder what took me out of London?
Well, I will tell you. I went down to
soothe the last moments of Roderick Ans
truther. Yes, it sounds curious, doesn't
it? But Fate for some strange reason
brought this man to our rescue just when
we needed him."
"How can he help us?" asked Sheila,
incredulously, although her face was
flushing with excitement. "More espe
cially if, as I understand you to infer,
he is now dead."
"You shall see, Miss Fraser. Ans
truther met me out In Africa; he then
went under another name. I always liked
the man, there was something grim yet
wonderful about him. When he found
I was coming to England he gave- me a
packet of papers to bring to his law
yers; before delivering them I took the
precaution of sounding these lawyers
first, and as easily as possible I soon
discovered my companion's real name.
Needless to say, I did not deliver the
papers, more especially when I found
that Anstruther was in England, and
supposed to be dyinghe had evidently
found his end coming, and rushed over
to see Mrs. Fraser before he died. I at
once traveled off to seek him, and, of
course, had to tell a few dozen lies or so
to. explain why I had done so. Fortu
nately, the man was too 111 to protest
or question much; all he asked, all he
wanted, was to see Constance Fraser, and
confess the truth of his treachery toward
her and his brother."
I "And you call this helping ns, Mr.
j "As Roderick Is dead, and did not con
fess to Mrs. Fraser, I certainly do. To
please him I drew up . a sort of written
' statement, to which he managed to scrawl
his name Just at the very last Here Is
the document. Shall I tell you what it
contains, Miss Fraser?" ,
I i Sheila nodded her head.
I "This is the last dying confession of
'Roderick Anstruther, in which he owns
to having separated his brother from his
wife for sheer malice, in which he also
confesses that his brother's child did
really die, and that the girl now living
Is the offspring of a secret marriage 'be
tween himself, and some country woman."
"And she is that really?" Sheila asked.
"No, certainly not. Audrey, according
to her uncle's dying confession, ts the
child of Frank and Constance Anstruther.
You forget, I am reading what I Wrote,
not what Roderick Anstruther told me to
write." . :
I "Well?" the girl said after this, as her
,brow cleared. "
j "This document then goes on to will
I the whole of the dead man's fortune, and
j possessions to this aforesaid child of
I his on one condition, vis., that she be
come my wife before tlx months elapse;
If Bhe refuses, she is to be placed once
more in the Female Orphan Asylum till
some definite and equally disagreeable
abode is found for her. You will see
that I have been very careful and very
explicit, Miss Fraser. I have left noth
ing undone that can possibly help us."
"You forget, she may always refuse,"
Sheila said, gloomily. "This is not what
I had expected."
"I am not so nervous of failure," Bev
erley returned. "Audrey will be a rich
woman if she becomes my wife, and her
lot will not be an enviable one if she
''There Is Mrs. Fraser to be faced."
"Mrs. Fraser will cease to )iave any
guardianship over the girl when this doc
ument Is read."
"Who will be her guardian?" asked
"I am left the one sole and entire
guardian of Miss Audrey Anstruther.
To deceive him was easy, to explain to
the lawyers a trifle more difficult; but
It was soon done. When you peruse this
paper carefully you will see that the rea
son Roderick Anstruther reposes such
trust in me is because a few years ago
I saved his life at the risk of my own,
and because we were firm and never part
ed friends out in Africa together. I give
myself great credit for those two lies,
Miss Fraser ; they come In so neatly, and
they carry the day, you see."
Sheila looked at him quietly. She was,
much impressed, yet not quite satisfied.
"As you Invented so quickly and easily,
why did you not put In some clause about
her being forbidden to marry any one but
you?" she asked.
"The time was so brief; at any mo
ment the lawyers might have come down.
Considering all things, I have worked
wonders. Remember, I am her sole and
entire guardian, and I, for my part, do
not fear success."
They were suddenlv Inrerrnnrwl hv a
sharp knock at the door, the handle was
turned, and Lady Daleswater swept In.
Her face was very white, her lips com
pressed and Dale: in her hand wna
crumpled a telegram. Sheila ran to meet
"Dear Laoy Daleswater, what Is the
matter?" she cried.
"This is from my husband. My broth
er John has disgraced himself and his
family. Instead of lying at the point
of death, he has married your stepmoth
er's supposed daughter. He has tied
himself and his honorable name for life
to a wretched charity girl !"
If she lived to be a hundred years,
Audrey would never forget that scene.
Her mother had come back from Cralg
lands deeply moved and agitated ; and the
girl's great, sorrowful eyes had asked the
question her frozen lips could not frame.
Constance Fraser had drawn the slen
der form to her arms without a word at
first. Words, Indeed, were not easy. It
was a strange thing that had happened ;
her brain reeled every now and then as
it all came back tocher. Constance Fra
ser kissed the sweet, quivering lips.
"Jack wants you; he wants you to
stay with him always. Do you under
stand me, my darling?"
"He wants me to nurse him?" Au
drey said simply, her every limb quiver
ing with eagerness to be gone.
"To nurse, comfort and love him!"
The mother's hand stroked back the soft
locks. "Audrey, he has asked me to give
you to him, as his wife."
A flood of color burned on each pale
cheek, and then the girl paled ashen
"As his wife?" she repeated, slowly;
and then, more quickly, "Does he want
"As soon as every arrangement can be
made, my own dearest. Does this fright
en you, Audrey?"
"No," she said, almost Inaudibly. "If
he wishes it, that Is right. I am glad 1"
Then, catching suddenly at the two slen
der hands held out to her, "Mother can
I see him soon?"
"You shall go to him to-morrow, my
darling. It will not do to excite him too
much. The marriage ceremony will take
place to-morrow, we hope. You, too, must
rest and take care of yourself, my lily
flower, my darling."
Audrey sat down as in a stupor. She
did not half realize what was going to
happen ; she only knew that In a few
short hours she would see him again, her
hero, her beloved ; that was joy enough
to daze her ; she could not grasp the full
ness of it all at once. ,
. It was his hand that clasped hers,
and yet how changed. Audrey could not
see the pale, weak, clear face for the
mist of tears that rose before her eyes.
The girl suffered a great shock at sight
of him she loved lying prostrate on bis
pillow, barely able to speak or to smile.
The duchess had kissed Audrey tenderly.
"She is lovely I Perfectly beautiful!"
she had said to Constance Fraser. "No
wonder my poor boy loves her so deep
ly." Mr. Thorngate read the service, and
Mrs. Thorngate stood with the others
round the bed.
; Dr. Sentence was close at hand ; be
watched his patient narrowly. Certainly
It almost looked as If the small flicker
of life must suddenly go out. The pulse
was very weak, the heart's action uneven,
yet the doctor knew that if human will
would carry a much-desired point, Lord
John Qlendurwood would, with the latest
breath, speak the words that made Au-
drey his wife. .
In whispers, weak In voice, strong ini
purpose, John Qlendurwood spoke his
Audrey repeated the words she was bid
to utter in a dim, mechanical iiiMhlon.
She woke for an instant as her lover's
feeble hand tried to push the ring over
tho little linger, but after that she, was
conscious of nothing save that the face
before her grew paler and paler, his
hands weaker In their hold, As the rector
pronounced the benediction, the duchess
gave a cry.
"He is gono ! Ho li ead t My Jack t
The brisk, kind-hearted little doctor
read the conditions in a .moment,
"We must not have you fainting, too.
Lady John," he said, sharply. "Come,
hold the bottle to your husband's nose,
and pass your hand slowly across his
brow. I expect you to help me, you know.
A great deal depends on you now. U
Is passing. Complete and utter exhaus
tion. Now, Lady John, I want you to
kneel down, so that your husband can soe
you the first thing he opens his eyes."
Audrey obeyed him Instantly. The
faintest flicker of life was visible In the
drawn, white face'.
"Bend down and kiss him," command
ed Dr. Sentance.
A flush spread over the girl's beautiful
face. She did not hesitate; stooping,
she pressed her fresh, . sweet lips to those
dry, parched ones. A low cry escaped
the sick man.
"Audrey, it is you no dream my
own darling "
Dr. Sentance nodded his head again,
and then he lifted Audrey from her
"Now, Lady John," he said, authori
tatively, "your duty is not nearly ended ;
you are to sit here ,and watch your hus
band. Don't let him speak, only, now
and then moisten his lips with a little
of this liquid. Let him see you and
know you are here. You will be the best
doctor for him, after all."
So saying, Dr. Sentance moved out of
tho room, and beckoned "Mrs. Thorngate
to follow him.
"Well?" she asked, breathlessly, once
"I do no say for certain, but my be
lief Is he will live," was the doctor's
. All through the night and late Into
the following day, Audrey sat like a
statue beside her husband's bed. Toward
evening he had sunk into a deep, silent
"It will be his salvation," declared Dr.
Sentance to the duchess and Constance
Fraser, as they sat together In poor Lord
Iverne's room. "Nothing could be bet
ter." "Oh, Dr. Sentence! Then there is
really some hope?" cried the poor moth
er, her haggard face lighting up into
something' like its former self.
Two days later the Earl of Dales
water came down to Mountberry unex
neotadlv. Ha was a plain, weak, Inor
dinately conceited man, who was ruled
(ntlrelv btf his wife, and he held forth.
on the impropriety of this, terrible mar
riage In a manner wortny or nis wire
"Now that vou are nulte finished,
George," said the duchess coldly, "I think
the best thing you can do Is to return to
London and Gladys as soon as possime.
"Am I to understand that you turn me
out?" he asked furiously. "Do you forget
who I am?"
"T think it is I who should ask that
question, Lord Daleswater," the duchess
replied, rearing her head with dignity.
"You have addressed me in a manner
which I would never tolerate from my
nnnrMt end dearest You have been
pleased to pass censure on my actions,
and vilify a young and lovely young gin
whn is mv son's wife, and against whom
neither you nor any one else can launch
a single objection save that she nas naa
an unhappy childhood, and that she Is
poor. My daughter Gladys should con
gratulate herself on the result of her
schooling; you are an. apt pupil, my
"Your grace will pleace to understand
that from to-day all Intercourse between
yourself and my wife is at an end," the
little man went on, getting quite Insolent
in his anger, , ,
The duchess made no sign while her
son-in:law ran on In his Infuriated and
insolent manner, but as the door opened
and he came to an abrupt end, she turned
"The carriage Is ready, Lord Dales
water ; you have really no time to lose."
Lord Daleswater's brows turned purple
with suppressed fury ; rage, Insults
lushed to his lips ; but somehow the sight
of the tall, commanding woman, regal in
bearing and dignity, and the quick sense
that she had conquered him, carried the
moment without a word or sign ; he turn
ed and strode out of the room.
, (To be continued.)
"How did you get up here?" asked
St. Peter. "I didn't send for you."
The much battered man rubbed the
dost from his eyes. '
"i stepped In front "of a racing auto
mobile and It sent me sky high," be
"Admitted!" said St. Peter, sympa
thetically,' as he turned the key.
Beginning; tf the, Trouble.
Mrs. Newed Did you really mean It
when you said my pies were Just like
those your mother used to make.
Newed Yes, dear. And you know I
ran away from home when I was
boy. - -
The Crying; Need.
"Those people keep twelve servants."
"Gracious! I wish they'd tell ma
how I could keep one," Houston Post