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The Coming of v Ntw year Sfarould
Inspire U to Resolve For Greater
Usefulness. - -
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Brooklyn, a. y. For his Sunday
morning sermon, m Grace M. ;E. Church,
the pastor, the Jlev. FTedenck F. Shaiu.
non, had for his tbeme The Tragedy of a
Queen. The text was from Esther i: 11-12:
'Bring Vashti the queen before the king
with the crown royal, o show the people
and the princes her beauty: for she ivas
fair' to look on. But the Queen Vashti
refused to come . at the king's., command-
ment by: his chamberlains. Mr. Shannon
wid: ' , . .
The Ahasuerus of the book otfEsther is
the Xerxes of profane history. By, com-
mon consent of historians he was one of
r, i,ua.u cTti
hved. The pages of Herodotus are filled
with his exploits, and Grote and Rollin,-
also, dwell upon his-power and achieve-
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tawdry greatness is worth while only, as it Consider, also that in studying the trag-een-es
to set forth the;, heroism of Vashti. edyrof Vashti, we have to reckon with
Already the centuries have tarnished the her beauty, "for she was fair to look on."
brilliance of his court, but not the beauty Wlien' some genius equal to the task of
of his queen. Sbushan. the palace, exists writing a history of beauty appears, men
only , in name. The hundred and four and women will find a perpetual charm in
6core days during which he showed the its glowing pages; It will contain a page
.riches of his glorious kingdom and the of joy, a page of sorrow, a page of 'peace,!
honor of - his excellent majesty are less a page of war, a, page of love, a page of
than a shadow, on the dial The white, hate, a 'page of poetry and a page of art.
green and blue hangings, tied with cbrda But it will contain' many Ipages developing
of purple and fine linen to silver rings in this thought the tragedy of beautv.
pillars of marble perished long ago;- The But along with her beauty, Vashti pos
gold -and silver beds, which sat upon a sessed that other: quality ; which lends
pavement y6i red and blue and white and beauty -an enduring freshness and charm
black marble, have had no occupants for modesty. Vashti owes her place in history
more than 2400 years. The golden, vessels, not so much, to her beautv as to her mod-
from which princes quaffed the royal wine,
are alLone with the golden sand grains of
the desert. Time is no respecter of per
sons. If it buries, the common things in
'oblivion, that shadow of darkness," it
does not forget to pluck the spangles from I
the robes of kings, tossing them intothe
. night also. r5ut time cannot dull the beau
ty of a great soul. . Time cannot quench
the flame, of a white life. Time cannot
stain the snow of a pure heart. And that
Ts why Queen Vashti and the 'tragedy of
her life forever hold our admiration ,and
Perhaps we shall be more capable of
"measuring the unfortunate nueen bv financ
ing at the monarch she opposed. Ahasue-
rus possessed the almost unlimited power
of-an Oriental despot. His will-Was su
preme in everything. ! We find him here
giving a feast to his lords and princes.
Having conceived the idea of making war
on Greece, this feast to his subjects is a
step looking- to that end. Whatever he
undertook usually came to pass. He could
dig a canal through the Isthmus of Mount J
Athos. He could build a bridge of ships j
across the Hellespont. He could scourge
the sea for its tempestuousness.' He could
bedeck the branches of a tree with jewelry
as a reward for its fruitfulness. He could
raise an army of more than 2,250,000 men.
He could even shed tears when he re- j
fleeted that in less than a century not one her ill will, she sentenced to the Bastile
of these men would survive. But .we; have those who ran- -counter to; her "imperious
in ; our text,-one4 thing this monarch could wish: She was the 'patroness, of ":philoso-,
not do. - He could not cotvpel a helpless phy, art and -song. Through " her - miagic
-woman to pertnit him and his drunken wand Versailles was touched into a dream
courtiers to make a toy of her beauty. He of splendor, which has not yet vanished,
could not drag a Vhighsouled queen down Her collection -of pictures, crystals, cam-
rom the pedestal of her stainless "purity! eos, antiques and gems was unparalleled in
Consider, in the .first place, that the life- the kingdom. She. squandered fortunes on
, story of Vashvti recalls the fact that palaces her palaces, fetes and ball; and then
have furnished the actors in some of the other fortunes on her tcilet. For twenty
darkest, deepest tragedies, in history, years this butcher's daughter held her im
When Shakspeare wanted material from perial sway, which was broken only by
which to create his immortal dramas with dath; But when the historian tells us
unerring vision the i-.ighty master began that it )was the dream of her girlhood to
to probe the . life history of kinjs and -Seduce the king; that her shameless prodi
queens. From their laughter and tears, gality makes the cheek of decency bum;
from their splendor and shame, from heir that modesty found no hospitality among
rise and fall, he wove a literary, tapestry her seiisual charms, we may well repeat
which is the growing wonder of men. In- the question of another, "Was La -Pom-deed,
as we watchrShakspeare move his padour. beautiful, or merely pretty?" In
royal players over -his ' mental chess-board, stinctively drawing back as we. would in
we have, to exclaim," with Aeschylus," What, the presence of a' snake, we answer, "She
.a shadow of a shade is human royalty!" was neither. Shcwas a royal harlot, pa-
Itisinsr in brilliance, these royal stars set raded in cilded shame., lackine most of all
in darkness: and, usually, their darkness I
is made more terrible by the ominous I
flashings of red. lightnings of remorse.
After a palace and its -occupants have
nassed under ; Shaksreare's pen. this is
the conclusion of the whole matter:
Thrones are painted bubbles, and kings
and oueens are bubble chasers! This is
not saying there are no good kings and
"queens, because there are. It is, s rather,
emnhasizinz the fact , that, the happiest
people are those who "are fortunate enough
not to have been born under the star of
royalty. ; x
We all know how the historian loves to
dwell upon the1 character of Cleopatra. Be
vond ouestion. she was .one of the most
cantiVatins "women of paganism. Descend-
ed from a long line of kings ri royal blood
-flowed in her veins, beauty adorned her
person and brilliance sparKiea in . uer
brain. When Nature called for an Egyp
tian queen, this fascinating Greek princess
was the answer. At fourteen she was an
accomplished linguist, a student of history
and a skillecf musician. At nineteen 1 she
conquered that Caesar who had conquered
the world. Forty-six years before the
Christian era she accompanied him to
Rome, where she lived in pomp ancr lux-
nm ntn r.OI.9.'. oemotinfi vlipn shi
tu,a fr. tott SVie mPt. Mark Anton v
at twenty-eight "a period of life," accord-
. mg to Plutarch, when woman s Deauty is
most splendid and her intellect' is in full
maturity." Antony summoned her to ap
pear before him in Cilicia, charged with
having assisted Cassjus beforerthe -battle
of ' f hilippi. Upon tnjs imperious sum
mons hung the destihv of that gifted.Ro-
man, and he knew it not. - You know
liow he answered the summons not as a
craven culprit, biit as the peerless queen
of .the south. As she. went up the Cydnus
in her royal barge,, the like of which was
never beheld befdrel or since, the scene
enthralled the TTaaey of both Plutarch and
Shakspeare. Heho could make words
nav what -no other man could, had to con
fesgj -'For ber own person, it beggared all
description."! Like a burnished throne,
her barge burned on the water; the poop
was oeaien goia; xue purpic sails weie u
-nprfnmed that the winds were love-sick
with them, the silver oars kept stroke to
cold pavihon like Venus, "where we see
rlike smiling Cupids, were standing on
toh Mde.tunmiur her: gentlewomen, like
Kereides, tended her. When she arrived
at the city the people rushed out. to" see
her,, leaving Antony alone in the market
.place. ; t. i -
Like the incomparable Julius, she came,
she saw. she conquered! Antony, was
dazzled, bewitched, enslaved by this siren'
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queeu. ver aitei waiu, vitn iuc pussiuic
exception of three years, he was her slave.
Jot satisfied with lavishing silver and
gold hd precious stones and silks and
works of art upon her, he threw whole
kifigdoms atr h6r feet, as if they were so
many Roman voreet-me-nots. He was as,
helpless in het power as a bird under the.
nypnotic spell ot a snake. All the world
knows how, at a critical moment in the
battle .of Actium, Clexpatra, for some
unknown reason, was seen leaving with
r ' her Vessel's for Egypt. This was a signal
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r lor aeiom io aDanaon tne nnr.r. - nnri.
I aollow m his sorceress. For strength, she
gave him weakness. For infatuation, she
gave him deceit. For the sweets of love, she
' gave . him the eggs of scorpipns. For idol
, atry; shegave him death. The Egyptian
Delilah had clipped te locks of this Ro
dman: Samson and he. wist not 'that his
, strength was departed from him. v ; "
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) wyeu wim isiroae men. xms cmia ot tile
fialae has held the-golden; bit 9f destiny
i 6,.1,rUI4 ucnaymg Antony, sne re
,tudvvithin castle, which had been built
."- ai1 emergency, bne then sent
: paramour' wortt.that she had killed
herself and his grief was such that he fell
upon his own' fiWotd. But he lived lone
enoughto discoer that she had -deceived
fem jn- Wne and soaked in his own
blood, he ordered his servante to carry
him to her , mausoleum.4 As the only en-
?nfe to:n: retreat left unbarred was a
window, he was drawn up by" ropes into
her presence and died. And what became
ofher-.this actor from the palace? You
knotrthMtory. How she tried her charms
upon OctavituhCaesar and failed. How the
prospect of bemgcarried a prisoner to
Rome stared her in the face and how,
rather than be led a captive princess ud
the Capitoline Hill' she died by her own
hand. Lacking moral sense, she wore- a
face of brass -to the end of the tragedy,
Unlike the sweet-souled Vashti, Cleopatra
had no veil of modesty for her face, anS
she asked none for her soul. Darker than
Egyptian, night, she has left a dark stain
uuyu uc uruw oi universal womannooa:
Whiter than the whiteness of the dawn,
Vashti, like Shelley's heroine, "clothed in
virtue's-adamantine eloquence:- naves her
esty. If beauty made her a queen, modes-
,y maue uer a woman, wmca is i&r oevcer.
As ; queen, Xerxes, could banish her; . as
woman, he was defied by her. As queen,
he could and did ' dethrone? na woman.
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she sits upon a throne that has hearts for
its cushions and centuries for its pillars.
The. Dubarry8, the Pompadours, the Mon
tespans have their day and cease to be;
but the Vashtis go on forever. The Cly-
temnestres, the Aspasias, the Cleopatras
are meteors Hashing through the darkness
of eternal night; the Vashtis . are golden
6uns burning through womanhood's end
less day! .
,". Indeed, modestv "is so inherent . an ' ele
ment in the great essentials making genu-
ine beauty that without modesty beauty
is imDossible. - We are indebted to no hu
man law for this truth God has woven
it into the fabric of our natures. Art
critics tell us that the eighteenth century
was pre-eminently the century of women.
Then, we are told: "Her grace possessed
the most nrestife. her conuetrv the most
disquieting elegance and her beauty the
most triumphant authority." It . was the
age in-which Mme. de .rompodour reigned
in the court of Louis XV The brushes of
La tour and Boucher Have pleaded with all
the eloquenee of their genius and art to
deifv this darintr woman. She appointed
ministers, she exiled those who incurred'
that iewel of modesty which sparkles in
the crown of true beauty." Alas for that
land whose women forsake their veils of
modesty to show the people and princes
Consider, finally, the price Vashti paid
,for her modesty. For her refusal to come
"at the king's command was the immediate
cause of her dethronement. Surely there
are few finer exhibitions of sacrifice in the
histc1 of wOmenhood. We love to read
of Te. ?illa, who united courage with the
gift of song-, and saved Argos; of Octavia,
shielding the children of Cleopatra, her
shameless rival; of Sulpicia, renouncing
the pleasures, of Kome - to go into exile
with; her husband; of Lucretia, who killed
herself rather than live in dishonor; of
Cornelia, the mother of the Gracchi, urg-
m them to aeeas or patriotism; oi . rauia,
leaving; her palace on Mount Aventine, to
walk as an aneel of charity through the
slums of Rome, but pot one of them out
Nor has history; given this lovely queen
her dues. .We read much of Lais, who
lived in the same century as Vashti, and
who was a" notorious courtesan; of the
immoral Asoasia. who counted Socrates
and Pericles , amcne her -ong list of ad-
mirers! oi the treacherous iiUCilia, who
ruled the court of Marcus Aurelms; of
Agrippina, the infamous mother of still
more infamous son JNero. All or these
names have been emblazoned high up in
the hall of fame. But. sadly enough, the
events of; Vashti's life, like Sappho's songs,
have been Jost. And yet these lew
glimDses we nave of her in the first and
second chapters ot the Hook ot Jistner
will cause people to look at her forever.
second chapters of the Book of Esther
and she will be beautiful for all time.
pUC WcLS lii.il LU lUUh. UU UC tcuiuuio uc-
fore Christ, and she will, be fair to' look
on to the last day of the world. It was
Vashti's beauty' of soul that proclaimed
ber the forerunner ;oi that renaissance for
which the world is suffering to-day. viz.:
A genuine revival of the old-fasnioned,
homespun, immortal virtue of modesty!
While the' Bible says nothinrr of the sac
rifice she made, be assured that it was big
wun pain, song nignis oi sorrow saui
her in. She knew the bitterness ot triend-
less days. JUike uante, sne expenencea
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Let the king s anger burn within him, let
"1C .kv"'"? LUU1." - ""o" s
stock, - still Vashti never 'faltered. She
knew that beyond her Gethsemane, Ascen
sion Mount was robed in glory, tohe
knew.' With all Queenly women of like spir
it, that gates of pearl would swing back to
let her in, and that she would march to
another coronation on high
The Many Mansions.
One-thing I have dftsired, that will
seek after that I, in my .study; I, in my
shop; I, in my parlor, kitchen or nur
sery; I, in my studio; I, in my lecture
hail, may- dwell irt the house. ot the .Lord
all the days of my life." In our "Father's
house are many mansions."! The. room
Vafc wa e'heTiH mnst. of our lives in. nYh
vt.uw if w 1 ' ' -- ;A M
of us at our tasks or our work tables, may
be in our Father's house," too, and it is
only we that, can secure that it shall pe.
'Alexander Maclaren. -
- Be Humble, ' '
I charge my thoughts be humble still,
And all my conduct mild :
Content, my Father, with Thy will.
And quiet as a child.
Unite, my roving thoughts, unite
Insilence soft and. sweet;- j : :
Ancr thou, my soul, sit gently down
At thy great Sovereign's feet.
j . Poddridge.
- Sharps and .Flats - 4 - -
Men who serve God to' escape Hell
would serve any devil who promised
It's a good, deal easier to catch their
preacher's errors in pronunciation than
his appeals for the collection.
When. God has buried your sins it is
a sin to dig them up again, even though
t be only to show- them to your friends.
The man who made the biggest fool
of himself at election will be the first
to denounce the excitement of a re
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Engine B. Lario, of 751 .Twentieth
avenue, ticket seller in the Uniorr Sta
tion, Denver, Col., says: "You are at
liberty to repeat what I
first stated through our
Denver papers about
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the summer of J 1899, for.
I have- had no reason irf
the interim to change my -'
opinion or the remedy. iV
was subject to seyere at-v J
tacks of backache, al
ways aggravated it, I sat "
long at a desk. Doan's ;
Kidney Piils absolutely
stopped my backache. I
save never nad a pain
or a twinge since." . -: -
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Story of Terrapin's Memory.
That Br'er Tarrypin has memory is
proved" by ia story told by Young D.
Hance, who owns the birthplace of
Chief Justice Taney, on Battle creek,
in Calvert county.
Mr. Hance keeps a small boat under
a mulberry tree on the shore of the
creek, and on going to the oat early
one morning he noticed a dry land
terrapin busily engaged in eating a
Sew mulberries which had fallen. Mr.
Hance, wishing to assist Br'er Tarry
pin in getting his breakfast, gathered
some mulberries and pitched them to
him one at a time. Kln a 'very short
time the terrapin began to catch the
berries 4n his mouth exactly as they
were thrown to him. Every day after
ward a .slight knock on the side of the
boat would bring the terrapin out for
his" mulberries, a'nd Mr. Hance often
took- his friends and visitors to see his
On one occasion a fresh young man
threw a .piece of Jobacco to the terra
pin instead" of a mulberry. Br'er Tar
rypin retired at once in disgu3t,; and
for days afterward refused to come
when called. Although Mr.' Hance
finally induced him tocome again for
his mulberries, Br'er Tarrypin remem
bered the tobacco and would never ap
proach unless Mr Hance was alone.-
Baltimore Sun. , .
DOG HAD NOT FORGOTTEN.
Stung by Bee in Puppyhood, He Cher
"Something must have stung your
dog," said a resfdent of this city to
a suburbanite, whom he was .visiting
a few days ago. as he noticed the an
tics of a large collie which, after
snapping frantically at a flying in
sect, lowered his head and carefully
licked his right f orepaw.
"No," replied the owner of the dog,
"that is only a little delusion of his.
When he was a puppy a bee stung
him on that foot you see him attend
ing to, and ever since he has cher
ished a standing grudge against flying
insects. Apparently the sight of one
not only arouses his anger, but re
calls most vividly nisi first experience
with one, for each time after, run
ning after one, whether , he catchea
it or not, he stops and tenderly licks
the place where he was stung two
years ago. As far as I know he has
never been stung since then." Phila
Woman Shot Deer from Carriage.
The other day Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
iott of Houlton drove up to B planta
tion and while Mr. Iott was a short
distance in the woods after partridge.
Mrs. Iott, who was sitting in ' the car
riage, spied a large buck deer at the
edge of the clearing and immediately
'brought her rifle to bear Upon Mr.
Deer. He dropped after receiving one
cartridge. Lewfston Journal.
Certain Habits Unconsciously Formed and
Hard to Break.
An ingenious philosopher estimates
that tbe amount of will power neces
sary to break a life-long habit would,
if it could be transformed, lift a weight
pf many tons. .
It sometimes requires a higher degree
of heroism to break the chains of a per
nicious habit than to lead a forlorn
hope in a bloody battle. A lady writes
from an Indiana town:
"From my earliest childhood I was a
lover of coffee. Before I was out of my
teens I was a miserable dyspeptic, sut
fering terribly at times with my
"I was convinced that it was coffee
that was causing the trouble and yet I
could not deny myself a cup for break
fast. At the age of 36 I was in very,
poor health, indeed. My 'Sister told me
1 was in ditoger of becoming a coffee
drunkard. , '
"But I never could give up drinking
coffee for breakfast although it kept
me constantly ill, until I tried Postum.
I learned to make it properly according
to directions, and now we can hardly
do without Postum for, breakfast, and
care nothing at all for coffee.
1 "I am no longer troubled with dys
pepsia, do not have spells of suffering
with my: stomach that used; to trouble
me so when I drank coffee." Name
given by. Postum Co., Battle Creek,
Mich. .Ws :
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Lift of the Heart.
When we stand with the woody around
And the great , boughs overhead r Jtr
And the breath. of the nines is shed:
Whym the song, of the ihrush is ring
.-: - - tag v i-. ;
Wonderful, rich, apart ''
Between the sound and the silence
- Comes a sudden lit of the heart. -
When we seek wjfn the clearer vision
That grief thefevealer brings
For the threads- that are shot together
' Jit the closewrough t weh of things,
And find thaz pain is woven
Into love and joy and art
Between the search and the solace 'v
Comes asudden lift of the heart.
And when life's farthing' candle
Gutters and flares and sinks;
WheBTtbe eye no longer j wanders
And the brain no longer thinks :
When only the hand plucks idly
Ax the sheet till the spirit! part
Ifoes there come between, living and dy-
BUUUCU W. w USUI 1.1
The Censor In Italy. -
: ' A most amusing incident took place
last Week, . which shpWs , the absolute
absurdity- of the" censorship -in Italy.
The great .actor, Ermete, Novell!,
now in South America, has a son who
lives in Florence; to whom was born a
bouncing boy. .' The young Novelll, in
haste to let his father know that 'he,
had made him a grandfather, tele
graphed: "Ermete Noveili, Buonop
Ay res: Boy. , Enrico." Several houj
later he was called to the telegraph
office, where the following- conversa
tion took place: .
) "You know we could not let your
"Not let it pass! But why, if you
please?" , -
"You know you said it was a boy"
"And if I did, what then? Is it not
"Well, that is what we do not know
"What! Are you crazy? I know
It!" ' I
"Well," anyway, public order de
mands that it should not be made
v "Made public! Am I making it pub
lic by telegraphing to my father?
And, in any case, what has the birth
ofmy son got to do with public order?
Excuse me, have you all taken leave
of your senses?" .. "
"Your son?" gasped the other. "We
tljoughtfyou were telegraphing about
bn ot the war correspondents says
that he and his associates spent most
of their time at headquarters reading
novels. -We suspect' that their-favor-ite
book was "Forty Liars, and Other
Lies," says the Washington Post.
Ttycixo" ozr f the Setting Hen,
The hen patiently "sets" only through
the overpowering pressure of a mys
terious creative impulse that masters
her restless impulses to "be outside
scratching and cackling, instead of
working for posterity. Boston Her
ald. ' SlOO .Reward. lo.
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- Iioftv Statue.
A huge statue of the Virgin has been
successfully placed on the summit of
the Dent du Geant. a mountain in
Italy 13,000 feet high; near Milan. Divine-service
was performed on the
summit in celebration of the event by
the vicar of Oourmayeur.
Usos Po-ra-na for; Cougbpf Golds, Grip arf
v QatarrblT- GoDl'bpothWs Lottos
' jifj ii null I r?iijMwr J iiti "'" M
In every country of the. civilized world
Sisters of Charity are known? Not only do
they minister to the spiritual and intel
lectual needs of the charges committed to
their care, but they also miiystex to their
With so many children to take care of
and to protect from climate and .disease,
these wise and prudent Sisters have found
Peruna a never, failing sa fegua rd. j
Dr. Hart man receives many letters
from Catholic Sisters from- all over the.
United States. A recommend recently re
ceived from a Catholic institution in De
troit. Mich., reads as follows:
Dr. & B. Harttnan, Cl im.bit s,-Cihi;
Dear Sir:. 'The young girl tvho ved
the Peruna ivas Buffering front lar
yngitis and loss of voice. ' This result
of the treatment teas most satisfac
tory. She found great relief f and
after further jse of the medicine we
hope Jo be able to! say she Is entirely
cured. "Slaters of Charity.
The young girl was under the care of
the Sisters of Charity and used' ; Peruna
for cataarh of the throat with Rood re
sults as the abovekfefeer testifies.' ,
Send to The Peruna Medicine Co.. Co
lumbus, Ohio, for a free book written by
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QUARANTBBO CURS far all feot tmnhtM. mllelHa MthniuM tad fanh;
blood, wind oa the stomach, bloated bowels; foal mouthy headache, indigestlott, pimfeau
paias after eating, liver trouble, sallow skin and dissineW When Voor bowels don't mowi
II?ri7 yr X8 ue,c constipation kills
vt. wHnenn ana long years oi sunennr. wo matter what ails vou. start
UAtWARETS today, for yott will never get
right Take dur advice, start with Cascsrets today under absolute ruaraatee to cure
money refunded. The genuine tablet stamped C C C. Never sold in bulk.
bwhct iree.. itoaress aterung icemeay company, cnicago or New York.
Iljbrldlted Ederi WatermeJon in checks 4 feet
tT i. Produces two to four fit) to 40-1 b melons to
hill, thousands per-scre Write for method such
production. Oblong, very sweat; firm rind;.
1st shipper, best seller, commanding 25 per
vent premium Sales proven by my handlers.
Brown & McMalmn. P'hiladelphfai Penn. 4 oz.
Duck aire bv lllilll. nostnaid. for tl P.rif larira i
lots on inquiry. , L. A. STON E Y, A 1 leuiiIe. 8. C.
n o F.lore B II n d H o r $ sSS
ore Eyes. Barry Co- Iowa City, la.hara a sura cura
Your Baking Powder
Good Lack Baking Powder and ret the beautiful
we are offering absolutely free. Good Luck is unquestionably the
purest baking powder possible to manufacture. Bread made with it
is light, white, wholesome and nutritious. It keeps longer and better
than other baking powders and raises the batter quickest and very thoroughly.
Good Luck is only 10c a pound. By giving the best at the lowest cost Good
Luck is now being shipped in car load and train load lots to all parts of. the
country. It is the idea of getting these beautiful presents free, in addition to
the high quality and low price, that makes this a remarkable premium offer
packed in 6 oz. and 1 lb. cans. The coupons necessary to get the
many useful gifts, are printed on the label of each can. Cut out
these coupons. Save them, A few of them will get yon a hand
some free premium. For details read the little book to be found
in every can. Don't forget to ask for Good Luck next time. .
bave worry,-save money, and last but not least save
pons and get the beautiful gifts. If your
send us his name and we will see that
CU OUT THIS CAA AMO W t T.
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- , This is tbe coupon found en every can. "
The following letter is from Congress
man Meekison. of Napoleon, Ohio: .
The Peruna Medicine Co.. Columbus, OUs
i -uemiemen: i
have used seresat
t bottles of Peraas
and feel gml
v--- oy irom nj
tarrh ot the
.zed to Den
hat its coati-fr-
ued use will fu?
l at il
years' - stanc
4 David Meek--
Dr. Hartman, one of the best known
physicians and. surgeons in the UniteO
Mates, was the first man to fornraiatsr
Peruna. It was through his genius aac
perseverance that it , was introduced -m
the medical profession of thia country.
- If you do not derive prompt and satS
factory results from the use, of Pfrnaav,
write at once to r. tlartmanpifl
full statement of. your .case and be J
Ko -nUtzi fjn wivttt .At hi - caittAKt .ki'
Address Dr. Hartman, . President 3
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, OL
uiore people than all other diseases together. X)
well and stay well until you get your I
m to cure ar
John White & Co.
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ra iar raw
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