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A PASTOR " SAVED BY lag-PE-RU-N- END OF A CAMPAIGN. Opinion of Relativeg as to a Wedding Anniversary. Things had not always ran in the couples domestic life; in fact, rather the reverse. Both were each with strong opinions. But the thirtieth anniversary of their wedding had arrived and they decided to kiss and make up once and for all, and to celebrate the occasion fittingly invited a houseful of friends and relatives. A pair of Irbrothers-in-larepressible were among the guests. Brother-in-laSaid No. 1: "What on earth has gotten into the old pair, and why are they making such a fuss over each other?" Because this is the thirtieth anniversary of their wedding, of course, answered No. 2. "Hm, said No. 1; the end of the Thirty Years War, so to speak." A. The kidneys will go wrong, and when they do the first warning is generally through the back. Do not fail to help tbe kidneys when theyre sick. Neglect means many serious ills. 'TIs only a short siep from common backache to Rheumatic pains, Urinary disorders, Dropsy, Diabetes, Bright's Disease. Doans Kidney Pills cure all ills of the kidneys and bladder. Read this testimony; it tells of a cure that lasts. Mr. A. W. Lutz, carriage wood worker, of 109 17th avenue, Sterling, 111., says: After procuring Doan's Kidney A Question for Teachers. Pills in the month of November, 1897, Who will tell me what is the plural I took a course of the treatment which of O? Is it "os" or oes? Tomatoes cured me of backache and other anor weakis the plural of tomato; stllletos is noyances due to said to be the plural of stilletto. Here ened kidneys. During the three years are some examples of Inconsistency: which have elapsed, I have had no Potato, potatoes; negro, negroes; occasion to retract one word of my buffalo, buffaloes; hero, heroes; dado, statement I unhesitatingly and emdados; toe, toes; canto, cantos; alto, phatically reindorse the claims made altos; volcano, volcanoes; no, noes; for Doans Kidney Pills. A FREE TRIAL of this great kidpro, pros; tyro, tyros; wo, woes; octavo, octavoB; palmetto, palmettoes; ney medicine .which cured Mr. Lutz grotto, grottoes; duello, duellos; car- will be mailed on application to any go, cargoes; libretto, librettos, etc. part of the United States. Address You may have observed that our high Foster-MilburCo., Buffalo, N. Y. For and mighty dictionaries studiously sale by all druggists, price 50 cents avoid giving the plurals to these per box. words, and to others ending In o. Th right of an educated author to spell THE MAID MEANT WELL. as he pleases should never bd quesOfe tioned. ' A foolish consistency is the But Her Action Embarrassed Absent hobgoblin of petty minds. New York Minded Professor. Press, of Dr. John Bascom, Too Many for Them. the University of Wisconsin, drew atWhen Bernard Shaws play, Arms tention to himself recently by a bitter and the Man, was produced in Lon- attack on the business methods of don for the first time it was well re- John D. Rockefeller. Dr. Bascom was ceived and at the fall of tbe curtain celebrated at the University of Wisthere were clamorous calls for the consin for his author, to which Mr. Shaw waa at Many stories are told of him In this length induced to respond. The au- regard. One of the stories concerns a dience was still cheering, but there reception that he once gave to the was one dissentient In the gallery, students of the freshman class. Lemwho booing" with the full power of onade was served during the evening, a pair of very strong lungs. Mr. Shaw and when the maid an Innocent crealooked up at the disturber and said, ture fresh from Ireland handed the very seriously: Yea, sir, I quite agree tray to her master, he put out his with you; but what can we two do hand to It, and then, forgetting what he was about to do, let his fingers play against a whole houseful? aimlessly for several minutes among Pleated With His Terms. the glasses while he talked warmly A Philadelphia pastor who has re- upon me subject that much Interfused for thirty years to accept a ested him. But the maid misundersalary wishes to resign, but is op- stood Dr. Bascoms hesitation. She posed by his congregation. Theres a thought that she would help him out pretty exhibition of gratitude! of it I think this is the largest, sir, she and the Cough Stops Works Off the Cold and she thrust into his hand the said, Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Price 25a glass that contained the greatest quantity of lemonade. Emigrants from Ulster. Ulster has sent out 1,085,590 Worship of the Bear. during the last fifty years. The curious hairy Ainus of northTHOUSANDS OF AMERICANS FOR ern Japan hold the bear in extreme sanctity. They catch the bear young WESTERN CANADA. There will be thousands of Amer-lean- s and bring him up on milk, a nurse being deputed to him. Then he is transconing up here in the spring, was the remark made by a farmer ferred to a cage, and when he is old from the vicinity of Langdon, North enough to be slain, on the day of sacturns out Dakota, when he arrived in Winnipeg, rifice the whole village bows and arrows, the armed with CanWestern of the Manitoba, capital one strives ada, a few days since. He was the ad- cage is opened and every vance guard of a large body who are to send home the fatal shaft. The bear to pardon the viofollowing him, and he has already in- chief prays the lence done him, requests benefits from vested in several farming sections for himself and others and purposes to the now deified carcass and presents take up his permanent abode in this offerings. They then behead and skin an orgy which country. He went on to say: "Hun- the bear and begin dreds are coming from my district lasts several days. alone. I know this to be a fact for Schwab Early Showed Ability. many of them are neighbors of mine. Andrew Carnegie recently told a The chief topic of conversation with story on himself. He said some years the farmers is the coming immigraago he wanted to cross a mountain in tion in the spring. "The impression general in the part Pennsylvania, and a youngster of of Dakota where 1 live that farmers rather hardy appearance offered to can get from 10 to 15 cents more a take him over for 50 cents. Carnegie bushel for wheat on the American thought the price too great, and told side of the line than on the Canadian the boy he would pay him only 25 has not prevented people from turning cents. After a long argument, in their eyes to Canada as a place to which each stuck to his price, the live in. They know they can get land youngster won out, and Mr. Carnegie in this country which is every bit as says he allowed the lad to collect tbe 50 cents, not because the trip was fertile as that in Dakota a( about the price. It is safe to say that worth it, but because he had to get on I the exodus from Dakota into Canada the other Bide of the mountain. some would that the boy predicted this year will exceed the expectations said Mr. Carday make a fortune, of all Canadians." has established negie, and he has. His name is The government Charles M. Schwab. Washington agencies at SL Paul, Minn.; Omaha, New York Sun. 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L OmwZm Flinn. wttt f "-n mwis Oaetatr Used!" shouted the sergeant-major- . any othor PrscsssiSnahaamthmn thm Why, the first cake of soap 1 ggfmctwp had served me for my kit lasted me 5,000 REWARD will be paid to anyone who three years, while you are Dot a year can disprove this statement. In the ranks yet. How do yob account Because W. L. Douglas for that? Is the largest m anuf ae tu rer he can buy cheaper and Flinn's eye had the faintest suspiproduce hu shoes at a-. of a twinkle, as he replied: cion conlower cost than other Plaze, sorr, I wash every day. cenis, which enables him walked on, to sell shoes for $3.50 and And the sergeant-majo- r $3.00 equal in every grinned. company the entire while way to those sold elseLondon where for $4 and $5.00. 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Speaking of coffee a doctor of We used to anOhio, says: alyze coffee at the medical college and In spite of our laboratory tests which showed it to contain caffeine, an active poison, 1 continued to use the drink, and later on found myself affected Deca-turvill- e, with serious stomach trouble, indigestion, headaches, etc. Tbe headaches came on so regularly and oppressed roe so that I found it difficult to aitend to my regular duties. One day last November I met a friend whom I had known to be similarly afflicted. His marked improvement in appearance caused me to inquire what he had been doing. He announced that he had, some time ago, quit ccfee and was using Postum Food Coffee. To this change he attributed the change in his health. I took the hint, evefl from a layman, and made the same change myself. The first week I noticed a little difference, but not much. The third week the change was almost magical. I have continue I with the Postum and now my digestion is perfect, the nervous headaches have entirely disappeared, and I am welL My own analysis of the Postum Food Coffee shows it to be a pure food drink of strong character, which is a marked contrast coffee. Name to the given by Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. now as later. I am ready. So they went out. The quickly sighted ajid bore down with all sails set, as he would have nautically expressed it Charlie played his part well. He met the captain in a bluff, friendly manner, Just as a young man might wish to receive the father of a lovely girl he admired. Plainly Captain Brand found no especial reason for alarm. He set out to be even more Jovial and debonair than usual, with the Idea on of creating a good Impression his daughters old friend, whom he wished to study at close range. When he set out to entertain, Captain Brand of the Hespasia was a howling success, relating the most astonishing incidents connected with his long captivity in the desert, his perils on the sea, and the deep fountain of love for wife and child that had sustained him through all his trials. .Charlie was no mean actor himself, thanks to the splendid control which he was able to exercise over his facial or you. self-wille- Rev. H. Stubenvoll, of Elkhoro, Wi$., Is poster ol the Evangelical Lutheran gt Johns Church of that place. Rev. Stubenvoll is the possessor of two bibles presented to him by Emperor William of Germany. Upon the fly leaf of one of the bibles the Emperor has written in his own handwriting a text. This honored pastor, in a recent letter to The Peruna Medicine Co, , of Columbus, Ohio, says concerning their famous catarrh remedy, Peruna: half of the time. One of these howlof ing barnstormers, a heavy villain the piece, at home in 'Uncle Toms Cabin or Ten Nights in a Barroom. them He waa the joke of the season on the together for a trial of strength, und It might Just as well take place come STRIKES YOU ANY TIME. Never know when or where backache pains will strike By ST. QEORQE BATUBORNE, Tha Spider1 $ AvIXar of Lima Mitt Millions, Dr. Jack' Wutovt" Mitt Caprice ate. Web, OepyrigbL Street and Smitfe, New York. 1901. CHAPTER VI Captain Brand, of the Hespasia. The young girl heard her companion make this declaration with an interest she did not attempt to conceal. Many times that thought has come to me, but I dismissed it as unworthy. He brought several things my father had with him when he went away, and he resembled the only picture I had of my father that is, In a general way. You could not expect very much after his cruel years of hardship In the desert. Besides, he knew all about our family matters, the quarrel with mamma's people on account of her conmarriage, and many little things nected with the past. "I shall devote myself to the task of discovering the truth. Heaven alone knows who he Is, or how he came Into possession of the facts he has used to such advantage; but I Intend to sat lsfy my curiosity In that respect, at any cost Something tells me you will succeed," she said eagerly, so that Charlie flushed with pleasure. "Thanks for your faith In me. It will go a great way toward assisting me. Of course, you would be gratified should I find the means to expose him as an imposter? So long as I still believe him to be what he claims, I cannot find it In my heart to turn against him. He has told me so many awful stories of the cruelties practiced upon them that I sometimes feel as though possibly his mind had been a little affected, and that he could hardly be held accountable for his actions. Charlie seized upon & slender cue, quick as a flash to discover a vulnerable point "Ah!" he said, eagerly; you speak of their suffering among the Arabs! Then he had a companion in exile, I imagine. Oh, yes three at first; but later on there was only one left "And the name do you remember "Yes. It was his mate, Ben Hazen." "Ah! that Is a substantial point from which to work. Our friend, If an Imposter, may be very cunning; but I doubt If he has been able to cover his tracks so that we may not learn something of Ben Hazens past: Shipping books and shipping masters may tell the story of Identification if all else falls. By the way, what does he say became of Ben Hazen? He was shot while defending a wretched woman slave against her inhuman master, and died of his wounds. Well, the Rialto, in Gotham. I even thought seriously of utilizing him in my great play as the seedy actor who carries the mysterious secret with him through five acts, but when he found there was a chance of him being his price for sittings went away op. and I discovered something better than Hamfatter. was that hla Good Heavens! name? Certainly not Thats what they call all heavy tragedians of the barnstorming variety. Let me see, placing a finger alongside his nose, a ia Irving, now I have it bend your head lower, for. that fellow has keen ears It was Frederick Davenport Ma-caul- musT'les. Although he now had not the least doubt as to the fellow being a fraud of U5e first water, Charlie felt that he owS It to Arlines respect for filial to prove this fact This was the task he cut out for on hlnself. Je laid his little trap. Captain Brand was so much engaf ed with his flow of oratory and tb cbKrming of this friend of the family ttrtt he did not notice the pit so deftly dilg. Thus, almost without an effort, Cftarlie had him admit that he knew about Valparaiso, In considerable Chili, and had been there, in the (fturse of his wanderings, many years go. In Charlie's mind this settled the matter. He was confident he knew with whom he had to deal, and when the time came he would be ready to dare all in defying the adventurer. While they sat thus, speaking of the sights of Antwerp, there came a messenger from the hotel office inquiring for Mr. Charlie Stuart, whom a gentleman outside desired to see. As he went, directed by the clerk, to the spot where he would find the gentleman who had asked tor an Immediate interview on serious business, he was making up his mind to tell Peterhoff the whole story and enlist his favorable consideration for Arline, so that when the denoument came the doughty captain could be taken care of. Judge of his surprise, then, when, upon coming upon the party who wished to see him, he found it was no other than Artemus Barnaby, with his honest face clouded with an air of the darkest mystery. It did not require much prophetic skill on Charlies part to tell that his erratic friend had news of some Importance for him. He pressed a forefinger on his lips to indicate dead silence, when he found that Charlie had recognized him. Charlie stood there waiting while the other crept on his tiptoes to the corner, in the regular orthodox stage fashion, and looked this way and that, to assure himself that there could be no eavesdroppers near. Then he approached his friend, his warning finger still on his lips. Reaching the other, he placed his lips close to Charlies ear, and solemnly said: "The coast is clear! "I see It Is, said Charlie, aloud, "What I am about to disclose to you, will give you a cruel shock, my incident may be true enough; but the chances are that it was your own father who gave up his life in this chivalrous fashion, and that what papers he had hidden on his person he confided to his fellow prisoner in the hope that at some day h might escape and carry the news to those he loved in old England. Arline heard him with both wonder and delight. Her confidence had apparently gone ont to him in the start, and now she felt it growing he was so earnest, so positive that his logic seemed to have the faculty of convincing others. There is one thing I meant to ask; you gave me the wrong card by a singular accident, but at the same time Intimated that you were known by an- boy. other name than Arline Brand at the Shock away then, . only make hotel. haste. "Yes; I should have explained. I am about to make a disclosure When my aunt adopted me I assumed that will, I regret to say, knock away her name of Wallis; and as her title the foundations of your belief in huwas hereditary, and could descend to manity. the next of kin after hdr demise, I beAh! thats a serious thing Indeed. came Lady Arline Wallis. As such I Does this disclosure concern the world have been sometimes known. at large or one individual specimen of Charlie cringed somehow, at this. mankind? It seemed to raise a wall between One shining light. them wealth and title. What few or"Then fire away, and be hanged to dinary young Englishmen dare aspire to win a bride from behind such ram- you. Artemus assumed a look of extreme parts? Charlie was sure he gravity, Never before had Charlie Stuart heard a although chuckle. wished for fame and fortune as now; You have met the father of the nothing could be too grand to lay at young lady of the Steen dungeons. The the feet of a royal princess. me And while he was thus battling with hotel clerk has been entertaining to his return a of with wonderful story his thoughts, she suddenly caught his life and civilization. It reads like a arm. "He Is out yonder! I heard his romance, and would find a worthy In my notebook, only, my dear laugh! Now, come to the door, , Mr. niche Stuart, and take your first look at boy, it Is so very ancient, a veritable as it were. Captain Brand of the Hespasia, be- stage chestnut, But let that pass. I imagine thlB fore you meet him face to face. Nothing loth Charlie followed her Captain Brand is a character worth to the door, whence they could look knowing, something unique. I could hear him out yonder, and the dulcet Into the office of the hotel. Several men were In sight; but al- tones of fais voice were soothing most instinctively his gaze settled enough to conjure with. upon one who seemed to command "Yes, remarked Charlie, he is a general attention; and no sooner had wonderful man, and could charm most Charlie clapped his eyes on this re- people by the quaint manner of his markable individual than he uttered speech. a little ejaculation of surprise and Artemus again bent forward. Beware of Captain Brand! he pleasure. Possibly he had seen this same lo- whispered, and then sprang back to quacious Captain Brand of the Hespa-sl- a note the stunning effect of his anunder other and more exciting cir- nouncement cumstances. But Charlie, though interested, re"Tell me, he said quietly, to the fused to be stunned. girl who was hovering over his shoulWhy, what has he done? . "He is a bold, bad man! der, "have you given him any particulars as to how you chanced to escape Charlie was Inclined to say "Amen! from the Steen dungeons? to that, but he kept his own counsel Only that Just In the nick of time as yet seeking more light I was discovered by some tourists who See here! You have known this had come down to see the awful place wonderful modern Baron Munchausen for themselves. at some past date? he said. Artemus nodded. My name was not mentioned? "To the best of my recollection, not It would ' be impossible that two at all. such men could ever exist Yes, 1 Cood! Then, if I meet the ogre, knew him." you can Introduce me as one of your "Where? ' friends. In New York. "I trust such, is only the truth, shyWhen? ly. Let me see, scratching his head, "An old, old friend, let us say, for as a comedian must always do when whom you have always entertained desirous of arousing memory. Ah! feelings of profound respect. yes, just a little more than two years It shall be as you say. I am sure ago. you have some motive in this action." But at that time he swears he was "I certainly have. Truth to tell, I in the heart of Africa, a prisoner at believe I have seen thi3 gentleman be- Dahomey. fore, under other conditions. I shall Well he lies, coolly. know to a certainty after I have been Charlie liked that. in his society a while. At any rate, It was so fresh and original, at the there is reason to hope for the best. same time so very emphatic. ."Shall we go out and meet him? Who was he when you knew him? asked Arline. he asked, determined to get down to "Yes, indeed. The Fates have decid-- I the facts now. ed that Captain Brand and I shall A fourth-rat- e actor, on his uppers ' Indeed! Very suggestive, considering his occupation In life. What a man he Is, to be sure; capable of having so many names, and filling such various stations in life. Why, when I knew him, four or five years ago, he was called Captain Nathaniel Hedge. What! you knew him, then? I saw him that Is, I am almost dead certain it is the same man; and I expect to prove It presently." Where was this? In South America. In Valparaiso? Come, what makes you ask that? in surprise. I remember him talking of being concerned in a little war scare that occurred down there he has always been the same boaster, you know. Well, that seems to prove the identity. I never In all my life heard ot so stupendous a rascal." Say wbrit was he doing down 1 . was it Valparaiso? Santiago, The latter, on the coast, the most enterprising city along the Pacific, south of San Francisco. What was he doing? Well, about the last I saw ot him, he was dancing a Scottish hornpipe. Yes, he has his merry moments when the liquor is In. But this was a unique affair before an audience that must have numbered thousands. God! that would spur even so poor an actor to do hla best And Captain Nathaniel did his very beBt If, as you say, he has been an actor, as well as a miner, sea captain, coffee planter, speculator, and Heaven knows what not, he certainly had the chance of his life to bring out bravos. However, I dont think he took half as much Interest in the affair as some of the rest of us did. He didnt, en? I never knew he was acquainted with modesty. How was that? asked Artemus, eagerly. Well, said Charlie, dryly, you see, he was being hung! (To be continued.) LESSLERS STORY ABOUT CHOATE Great Lawyer Asked for Information About Trial Proceeding. Mr. Montague Lessler has still another story on Ambassador Choate, which he declares Is a little newer than the first ascribed to him. Once, said the agile and capable New Yorker, I was attorney for people with interests opposed to those of the Standard Oil company. There was a preliminary examination of some of the magnates of that company, Including Mr. Rockefeller. Finally some of Mr. Choates clients were drawn Into the controversy, and they refused tc answer the questions I put to them The tangle become very Intense, and It was necessary to have a long argument before the judge. At that time Mr. Choate himself was in New Jersey arguing a Tobacco Trust case, and we had to postpone our case for over a week. Oh, my! how I studied and fortified myself for the argument against the great Choate. Certainly, you can Imagine how I worked. Well, the day arrived. Mr. ChoA came. They pulled him off In one corner of the room and poured a lot of talk in his ear. Then I spoke for about an hour and a half, making the effort of my life, and Mr. Choate followed for about an hour. The following evening Mr, Choate was to deliver an address before the York, College of the City of New where I was educated. I attended. Mr. Choate sitting down was quite as tall as I was standing. How are you, Montague? said he, putting his arm around me affectionately. "Please tell me what all that fuss was about which we argued UNIQUE FISHING DONE IN JAPAEL Bleak Cormorant Thare Taka tha Plaa of Bod end Line At the farmhouse, commodious and hospitable, likewise clean and charming, after the fashion of Japan, we send for the boy who brings our fishing tackle. "They came waddling Into the yard, the three birds with which we are to do our fishing. Black cormorants they are, each with a white spot behind its eye, and a hoarse voice, com of standing In the water, with which It says yeagh whenever a stranger makes a friendly overture. The cormorants answer to the name of Ou, which in Japanese is something like the only word the cormorants can say. The boy puts them In a box together and we set off across the drifted gravel to the Tamagawa. Arrived at the stream, the boy takes the three cormorants out of the box and adjusts their fishing harness. This consists of a t!ht ring about the bottom of the neck, of a loop under each wing, and a directing line. Two other boys take a low net They drag it down the stream, driving the little fishes and all the rest before it. The boy with the cormorants goes in advance. The three birds are eager as pointer dogs, and apparently full of perfect enjoyment. To the right and left they plunge with lightning strokes, each dip bringing up a shining fish. When the birds neck is full of fishes down to the level of the shoulders the boy draws him In, grabs him by the leg and shakes him unceremoniously over a basket until all the fishes have flopped out. Outing. The man who is long on wheat may be short on dqugh.