Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 27, 1895 · Page 6
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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, March 27, 1895
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jj$*^&?W«^V.'-.'i«-^ CHAIN OF STAMPS. The Truo Story of Crippled Mottio Garman. , (."r:\zy Phil* J.*» Nf>t nn ImpuHtor l UnLhropUM UltVft 3Jrlv«.'i t.'ip Ti-KJif •»iU« I'ditmiiHtiT Wild \viih Tuas oT Cunri.-lttd SiitMipi. [COPYRIGHT. i£'J~>- ~ ** 0 A K T T f K Jl.AN'.s now famous "sttunp 'the little village of K;inc'%'ille, III,, a notoriety whiuh a year ag-o it had not orcamed of posse.ssintf. A shy little 'crippled g-irl has recuivccl an amount at free advertising many an actress 'aright envy. 'J'lie vilhigi: postmaster Bas had his- accounts overhauled by •she; postmaster general, with the result •Jftat one or two postal clerks are likely to-larid in the penitentiary. The gov- arnmcnt threatens to bivak summarily •the endless chain of eaiieeled po.sta.jfo atanips wliieh has bu.-ieil Kaneville un- <i<;r its Hnk.s, ;incl yet vttry i'ew people Tijiou' \vhat all tlie liot.iu-r is about, -vhat it meiins or how it .started. Like other outbreaks of the canceled jtamp mania this onu be^nn innoeeiitly .and ipnonmtly. Wild stories are r:l- •ways afloat to tlic effect that .somebody -.vill f«-i«: a. fortune for 'a million canceled postage stamps. There was a poor ol<l l:nly in Yoitkers, N. V., who jpctit Keverul years in eolleetiii^' a million witli wliieh to ffft liiThiilf into an. old ladies' home. \Vhen she had the million she sold the:n for thirty dollars. die newspapers spread all the Icuowl- •jdffe tliey ean of the real value of canceled s'.amps, but the prip a supersti- uion lias upon life was never better illustrated than in the case of Mettle 9nnnan. JMettJe has been railed a "fitkc," but, Air from that, she is a modest, patient Sttlc cripple, the life and comfort of ;ibe Carman family and the cherished friend of every man, woman and child m...the •vjMhi.fre of Kaneville. Uripfht and cheerful at all times, she is often siriffjilftriy witty in her quaint expres- irions, . But. bow did she become involved ID ,-Jlrls endless maze of canceled postage itfttopsi?' Mettle was born nineteen years ago in- a little log house in the •<3go of the woods locally known as Charter Grove, a part of the township of Sycamore, -DcKalb county, 111. Tier .father -wirs-a country blacksmith. When .Mettio was four years old he removed to the village of Kaneville in an adjoining county. Mettie at that time was a "bright, healthy chUd, but two years .later, just when she was about to enter school, she was stricken with a severe attack of spinal, meningitis. For weeks she lay. between life and death, realizing- nothing but the acute suffering her little frame and re- r.g only to the point where the terrible pain ceased— the life and ac- rtvity of the growing child were apparently gone forever. After a few tnon'th;-, the useless limbs resumed their growth and gradually she developed iiiJo-a. young woman of somewhat less Shan medium height, but -the paralysis acver -departed. Yonngcr brothers and sisters came to ..well the cares of the already ovcr- 'jmrdenccT father, and the hope of relief .2or the . afflicted one through medical aid was -placed farther and farther in •£&.(!• distance. At one time money enough wns saved to take her to Chicago for • electrical and massage treatment. Sho remained there a short time, deriving some benefit from it, ?rat the expense was so great and the improvement so slow that she was ofcligcd to return home before any great change was apparent. She afterwards -went to Aurora, 111., but the old story -of-big expenses and small income again necessitated a return home before it -•was proved whether sho could be cured ornot. Through this aid and by con- .itant effort on her part, she recovered , 'ibfc partial use of her hands, proving •.:!cd postage stamps. Une . . '. . •%•:•:, :•'&::! to h:'.. - e received a ••••• ;'.,:• hi.i million and another in• r. ,< n :- (•'••air. Nc one had any conception of what the stamps were used for or where the hospital was or what the hospital wanted of them, out. like the drowning- man with the straw, .Mettie was eager to collect her million. She told id! her friends, but as her friends consisted uiostly of Kane- villeites. who received an average of one letter a fortnight, the collection of a million did not look very easy. Among Mettic'.s friend:; was the Edna Drown whose name has become so widely known through connection with tlie ehain. Edna Brown was JUettie's brother's fianced wife, and, of course, a very ivarm friend of the little cripple. But I-Jdna lirown had not always lived in Kaneville; she had friends outside of ivane county; actually one as far awny us Massachusetts. To this friend she wrote of her coming- marriage and her future sister-in-law, and, incidental!}-, of Mettle's efforts to collect a million stamps. Now the Massachusetts girl had heard of chains. Hadn't she helped to build a church once through a chain of dimes? If a ehain of dimes would build n church, why wouldn't a chain of stamps collect a million? She would ,-itiirt at once. She wrote three letters, of which tlie following- is a copy, mailing- one to her friend in Illinois as a sample of the work she )iad begun: "A medical institution has offered to treiit a young lady of Kaneville, III... who has lievn a cripple since six yi-iirs of age, if she van collect one million canceled postage stamps. So we have stiirtcd the chain in which we ask yonr aid. "I'lease make three copies of this letter, iis 1 have done, only ehniuge the number to the next higher, numbering ;ill three letters the same. Return this letter to Miss Edna. R. Brown, Kaneville, Kane county, 111., with ten or more canceled stumps, also the names and nddrosSBS of the three to whom you write. They in turn arc asked to do the same. "Anyone not wishing to do this will please return this letter to J'Jiss Brown so that we may know the chain is Uro- ken. "Although this may seem very small to you, yet anyone breaking 1 the chain will involve n .serious loss to the enterprise. ''The person receiving number '30' will please return it with an}' other letters, as that ends the chain." Of course, sho got the story mixed a little and what'Miss Brown had written as conjecture she took a'S absolute fact. Not knowing- the name of the invalid for whom she began the chain, and, of course, not knowing 1 of any hospital, she used Edna Brown's name, thinking thu't the stamps would easily reach Then !the bewildered postmaster got mad. He sat down and wrote to Washington that he did not propose to handle twenty thousand letters a day on two hundred and fifty dollars a year, that he wasn't in Kaneville ior the sake of t.hc po-stma-stership and that his ;rro- cery trade was going- to wreck aud ruin through that fool of a stamp chain, that Mr. Bissell must either put a stop to it or send somebody to look after it. Mr. Bissell couldn't stop it, so Kane- villc's postmaster hud an assistant offered him, aud was advised to be patient, for the ehain must end sometime. But the ehain has not ended, and the Kaneville post office is still swamped with letters. Hut tiie chain was started, and neither the Kaneville postmaster nor the loud cries o'f the press could stop it. Kaueville itself has gone daft over the unheard-of sensation. At the beginning Mettie opened the letters that were brought to her, earefully.removed I the stamps from the envelopes and tied j them up into neat packages. But soon ' the work became too extensive for tho ' crippled fingers and other members of j the family and friends offered assist-1 But with them all to help only without her knowledge, she was powerless to stop 'it, and a great many people will be glad of any good that comes to the gentle crippled girL She is not j a "fake," though crazy philanthropists ' should think a second time before they load Uncle Sam's mail bags with canceled stamps at ?30 or less per inillk/c. As well send rags or waste paper. D.VNIKI, Cl.KVKTlTOX. SHE HAD EXECUTIVE ABILITY. a small portion of the dnily mail could be opened. Then the Carman cellar was brought into pl;iy :ind drygoods boxes filled with unopened letters gradually accumulated until the small apartment was packed to the ceiling. The G;innan house does not possess a garret, but every available closet iind corner was made to do service as a receptacle for stamps. The hous soon lost its resemblance to a horn and everybody climbed over stamps an waded through stamps ami got lost i stumps in hi.s effort to get a meal viotuuLs-or find a place to sleep. Th post office .was packed, Eilua Urowii house was packed and several obligiD (neighbors liad turned their houses iut storerooms. One day Mr. Garman loaded up wagon with letters and started for a neighboring town where friends 'hac offered to take charge of them. Some body suggested that he weigh the load There was just a ton of stumps. A few days ago Mettie wrote to a friend in the east: "I was quite sur prised when I heard that the chain hac reached you. Still it isn't strange tha' it has done so. It has gone to ever; state in the union, as well as Canada and Mexico. Three or four weeks ago tho letters came so fast we could do nothing with them; but now we only get a few, not more tlian three bushels a day, I think." Some few rare collections which people have ETOwn tired of treasuring have been sent, and many have not confined themselves to tlie ten requested in the chain letter. Offers of forty or fifty thousand, if desired, have .been re- ft- METTIE OA.I~.MAX, •iihat the case was not altogether hope- icss. She had always maintained that aome diiy she would walk, despite the many disappointments and discouragements. With her it has always been •"Just wait until next spring, or next summer, or next winter, -when papa gets some more money, and then he'll iafctf roe to some big doctor, and you'll xc." But-pupa never got the money and the little cripple has remained "the ,2ttle cripple" and has gone on hoping. One day last winter a friend in a neigh- Txring town sent her a package of soino six hundred canceled postage stamps, with the message that if she eould collect a million, she might get 3K>ney enough out of them to send her to a "hospital. How the stoxy originated co one knows, but it was a com•neon rumor in Kcneville that some hospital stood ready to open its doors !<v. :ITJV p.rinole who could turn over a the one for whom thoy were intended. So the chain was started; but no ono of those immediately connected with the enterprise stopped to realize what tho outcome would be. About, the 2Sth of June, '04, the first results of the chain began to appear. At the same time the Kaneville postmaster received several- letters inquiring about the Kaneville hospital and a cripple of his town named Edna Brown. Without stopping to investigate'—what need of investigation when lie knew every man, woman and child, and every bob-tailed dog for ten miles around?—ho answered positively that Kaneville did not possess a hospital, that only one girl by the name of Edna Brown lived there and that she was certainly not in need of medical assistance. Then the papers began to cry "fake." From a mail of a hundred letters a •wook the Kaneville receipts swelled to fiftet':> .•;• il twenty thousand letters daily. Ivaiiuviiic does not possess a railroad, and the mail was carried from Sugar Grove, the nearest station, in a stage coach, a very satisfactory arrangement under ordinary circumstances, but hardly sufficient to accommodate astamp chain. Xo longer would the top of the crazy coach bear the ever increasing . burden, and the mail pouches were packed and pressed and crowded inside, while the occasional passengers found themselves compelled to walk or ' ; catch a ride" with some obliging farmer. The poor postmaster was paralyzed. No more time to gossip •with the village preacher about the latest • wedding, the only thing that occurs to break the Kaneville monotony; no more time to pitch quoits -with the bovs in the street: no time for anything but to sort and stamp letters and to pile' them up for delivery to Edna Broivn. The postmaster's wife was called in and pressed into sen-ice. Then there was nobody to "tend store," and t-he farmers' wives were kept waiting with their butter and eggs, which they were anxious to exchange for factory cloth and molasses. That wasn't nice. After this thev would take their product to a market where they could get waited on; Elbnrn wns not so far away, and Elburn had just as pretty calicoes as Kaneville and paid just as good prices PAMIT.V. c'eived. So it is impossible to place any estimate on the number mailed. Some enterprising mathematician has figured out that the chain would produce 113,71)4,-n.-1,0:>S,002,000,003,083 letters without the multiplication of stamps in- closed, but, as the chain has no doubt been broken many times, the world wil not li.-i.ve to be repopulated to supply the demand. ' Owing to the published statements that the stamps are worthless and the natural indignation of the Kaneville postmaster at the uselessness of his heavy labors, the postmaster genera] has been obliged to make an investigation of the Kitnesville post office. Some days ago an inspector arrived and discovered that not only was the mail careles-jjy handled, but that mail clerki along the route had been defacing some letters and destroying others. He stated that he had obtained enough proof to cost several clerks their positions and to put one or two in the penitentiary. Several of Miss Brown's let ters referred to inelosures of f~> bills, but the money was lost. As to the cash, value of this avalanche of stamps, everything remains to be seen. One or two New York dealers have offered $50 a million for tlie mi- sorted stamps without inspection, and Mettie reports an olfer from a Chicago firm of S100 per million. \Thatever sum may be realized the folly and waste of such, a means of money raising is obvious from a simple calculation. , One hundred dollars is ten thousand cents, which sum will mail five l.iousand letters, carrying, according to tho chain agreement; 50,000 stamps. So that, supposing the highest price yet suggested to be realized, it would cost the donors ?2,000 to confer S100 upon the crippled girl. This most unique example of the stamp and chain craze wUI result in rea! benefit to Mettie Garman, but at what n cost. No hospital wants stamps, • but stamp dealers will absorb a limited i number at low figures. Mettie will git money enough, to go to 'a hospital, but the cripples of the whole country could have been' treated for a smaller sum than has gone into -sending her her mail. But Mettie Garman herself was innocent .en,o»e-h. The scheme.was started lowing that the Ruling: Pusslon !• Sometime.* us Strong" AH DeHth. She had always been noted for her j executive ability, but now she was ! going to die. Notwithstanding the fact i that she had always been consulted • about every birth and death in town for years and years, had been consulted about church fairs and socia- bles and christenings and weddings, and liad shown her executive ability, in every organization from the Odd Fellows to the Foreign Missionary ind had been head and fore- relieving the sufferings by fire, flood, and famine at home and abroad, was tho head of the King's Daughters and the Colonial Dames, tho Progressive Euchre club and the Political Culture society, was on tho executive board of tho Fortnigbtly Browning club, the Ladies' Altar guild, the Hospital association, and Old Ladies' liome—still, even while knowing of her rare executive ability, when the destroying angel crime her way, he didn't ask her any thing about it. He just came and made known his intention, feeling assured that her executive ability would help her to be ready when he knocked at the door. i She had always grasped cver3' oppor- , tunity that came her way to be of use ] in the world. .She had such a wonder- ] ful tact and she knew just what to do on all occasions. Why, she could give a funeral for you and manage the entire affair without a hitch, from making necessary purchases for you to remodeling your gown and touching- it up with a bit of crepe; she knew just where to borrow a bonnet and veU for you, and she went, right ahead and never asked you what you wanted—she knew without asking. Of course, some said she was officious, and others accused her of courting popularity, and others laughed at hep, but none gainsaid her executive ability. She bad enemies—but who hasn't? Tne doctor told her husband that she would die, and her husband kept it from her because—well, it wasn't like a confidence on ordinary subjects; but she knew it; the angel told her, and, as she hadn't long to remain, there was no time to be lost. The angel said she might go any day; the doctor said it would be some weeks. She had always been a worldly woman to a certain extent; that is, she liked the fleshpots; then, too, she liked to keep up with the times, and as she wasted away in her bed, waiting, she liad time to think about the things she would leave behind her, and to wonder bow the children would get on without her, and a thousand details. that were the product of a well-trained, executive mind. But one more opportunity presented itself. The house took fire one day, and as they carried the little invalid out on a litter and carried her back iul suggestions about tne Bowers. Then the minister called, and soon after that the angel came. It was all very unusual and worldly and pathetic, and it is true. There was nothing for anyone to do. Even the tears had all been shed for the lady of executive ability who had executed her own funeral. It was just the nil- ing passion ch.it is strong iu death.—N. Y. Recorder, FAMOUS IN HIS WAV. For Yearn ITorth ll:i<l Keen tin- Autocrat of Fciuinlno I r :ishlons- Charles Frederick \Vonh. the famous ' man - mill i n er of Paris, who died jMareh i Hi was born in England at the h'Ule ; town of Bourne. Lancashire, His parents wanted to make a printer of him, but he early evinced a distaste to what his parents regarded as work aud weut to London. There he obtained a posi- ; tion with a dry goods lirro. and -within a year was in the employ of Swan A. Edgar, tho Regent street drapers. Here he attracted the attention of some of , the firm's buyers by his peculiar taste in . dress. According to t.hc generally ac; ccpted storv it was their commenda- I tions which caused him to go to Paris. Never Fading Beauty will b« yours if yoa .give your complex* ion proper care. Ag« brings no wrinki*? —no saUowness to the woman who iisss Empress , * \ >••> ^ Josephine FACE BLEACH roil-TIVE RUKDY CUABl-ES FKKDEKTCK WOKTH. but there were those who said a woman at that time swayed him and took him to Paris. This story was at one time so well believed in England that neither the queen nor any of the royal family would patronize him sifter he became famous. Soon after his arrival in Paris he became connected with the firm of Gagelin & Co. When the Franco-German war broke out Worth had hard work to keep his head above water. The firm with which lie was failed, but the same protectress who had looked after him before helped him now, and he weathered the storm. The same war which nearly ruined him was the cause, too, of his ultimate success. The French people followed the deprivations of the siege of Pnris by the wildest extravagances, and Worth, who had founded the firm of Worth & Boberg, shared in the general boom. The fame of the "man-milliner" spread, and it was not long before he was the autocrat of society. During the rest of his life Worth's position was never attacked. Royalty, society and the stage were at his feet and he plundered them royally. He considered $5,000 quite a small price for a gown, even at the beginning of his career, This preparation docs not give n washed appearance as the name "Bleach" would imply, hut keeps the skin as soft as velvet and as pure as cream. There's no experiment in a trial of Empress Josephine. For years thousand* ot iadies have been retaining beauty by iu use. Freckles Pimples Tan Simtrara Eczema.etc You're cured or you get your 1 money back. •OLD EVERYWHERE.. Korsnl<« by.Miin F. Conls;»», SH .Market St. : B f. KflasUu'i, 8(13 K.uirt.& Si.; W. U. Poiwr, Xifi Marke St. Keyst 'iicJJrufi Store, .'Co' Broadway 0 A ilwin.-i 121S BroiUl *tiy REVIVO RESTORES VITALITY. Wrinkles Yellow Sallowor Inflamed Skins ^ Made a 1( ! Well Man igain after the flames were exlin- -• — -- — --° • « . . guished-carried back for the last time nnd the P e °P Ie who patronized him paid —she said to herself, not out loud, you mow—she had an opportunity to note the details of the destruction. The e.x- laustion consequent on the excitement was great, and the anR-el camo. t night and hung over her feet, but •>hc motioned him away; she was vanted on rtli yet a while longer, ;he said to him. "You will need the parlor in a short iine, : ' she said to her husband the next day. "Collect the insurance on it d,t once and send for the carpenters." 'But the noise will——" 'Never mind the noise. The parlor must be put in order at once, 1 shall eed it, I want it fixed over in Empire esifj-n; you know I've always wanted an Empire drawing room, and you may have tlie partition knocked out and throw the parlors into one with some posts and fretwork." "But " "pon't argue with me. When I go to the drawing room again I want to know that it's an Empire room. When you go out send Lillian to me." Lillian was the eldest daughter, and when Lillian came she protested. "Don't object! You make me cough, and that weakens me. Do as I tell you. Bring me samples of wall paper—Empire, remember; bring me also samples of carpet and portieres and furniture brocade and a catalogue of designs from the furniture dealer." The carpenters came, and while they hammered the angel was indulgent and remained away. The bed was strewn with samples. She always had loved samples: few women but yield to tho fascination of samples. Then the plas terers and paper hangers came, and the decorators and carpet men, and she delivered her orders through Lillian with the calm dictation of one who had true executive ability. It was like yielding once more to a passion that had consumed her through life and she bade the angel wait yet a little longer. "Bring me samples of black goods, Lillian," and the bed was strewn with sombre bombazine'and crepe cloth, and a dressmaker was called in to make up the habiliments of woe after a favorite design, and the gowns were hung, in the closets. Three black gowns that made the three girls shudder, and three black hats in tlie latest mode, reposed in three bandboxes on the closet shelf. The girls tried them on, to the satisfaction of the lady of executive ability; they wept, "but not she: she had no time, and then, there was 'the angel, •waiting. , ' Then she called for the plan of the cemetery and gave her orders for the man who would come in after the angel had made his final visit and diagrammed the scene in. the Empire drawing room when she should hold her final reception in it, makinz taste-1 it gladly. Worth's peculiarities ren dered himsingularly distasteful to roost men with whom he was thrown in con- taet, but he was a great favorite with his customers. For tliosc who were his special favorities he would spend days over a dress. Sitting, gorgeously attired, with his head on his hand, he would have the customer pose for him and, like a musician conducting his own opera, would rise and with great gestures explain his conceptions. He never designed dresses. He ''dreamed" them. Perfumes he. abominated. He would permit none of his employes to use them and would almost go into hysterics if one of his customers had perfume about her. The queen of England would never tolerate him and would not permit his name to be mentioned in her presence. Tho prohibition extended to hi.s work and if a AVorib costume got into her majesty's drawing-room it was not paraded as such. Tlie largest ranenos are tne snuep ranches of Australia, but usually, owing to the sterility of the soil, it takes from three to five acres to carry one sheep. A ranch in Queensland known as Sesbania consists of 906,000 acres and carries 1'Jj.OOO sheep. On some of these great ranches thoy .shear the sheep by machinery. There are some ranches wJiich consist of more than 2.000.000 acres apiece. Eueh is as large as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. The alligator never leaves rresn water, while the crocodile frequently travels long distances by sea. It has beta seen one thousand miles from land, and it is possible that These sea-going crocodiles have given rise to sea-serpent stories. proihicc.i thp rthnvo riisiillsin ;io ctayjt, Jt »ctf powerfully aiid ouieL'ly. Cures ^'lien a31 others fail.' jfounKUOli will rcgmn tlicir liiht lunuliood.ouU old mcii will recover Uu'ir youthful vigor by uning KKV1VO. It ouicltly nud mircly restore** Ncrvou*- DOSH. Loht Vitality, Imiioteiicy, NlKhtly l;liniw«foQB, Lost Power, FniUm; Memory, WatiUiik- Diseases, »nd til cffocts- o£ Belf-.ibu«c or excess and indiscretion, which HDfltH ono 1'ors'u'iy. biit-inctisorniarrioxo. It aotonly currs by rtnrtiliE at tljo i,iat o£ disease, but ie« Croat nerve Ionic and blorxl builder. brine- Ing back the pink clow tn pnlo rliovlcnandra- storing tho flr<; of yoiit>>. It wards off )nx*nitr ind Consumption. Inrf.->t on bnvinc KKVIVO, no other. Ii can be carried in vcpt ixx-ket. -By mki), 91.0O per paclisrc, or >:i\ r for 1^5.OO, with a Uvfl irrUfcn K* r mr;inrct' to cure or the money. Cir'-'Jarin-o. Adi2r=Rs ROYAL MEDICINE CO.. 63 River St.. CHICAGO, ILL ! FOBSALKHY B. F. KMnlInz, ErugRtat, Logancport. ROYAL TS. B07AL UDK'0«W£!7&# pi'csbcd and painful rncn*tni:uion, ^daccruinpREVEBTATiySf" all female irrcKukii-icics. aoldwuu a VTrittcs Oalrastco to Core Send a 2c stamp for p:irtict:.';irfi.mil "Guide for J.ndles.'' Jurist on h.ivnifj Tfcc £cy&l Po2r.jT3.val Si£l?ic .(2ci Jrpwn Brand) l. JIlJ'.O. i:«>. Tr Vurk ]<lu Court H Mold by Hen Fl-hcr. l>rucK<Hl. .111 Kourlti FSrreet. Made e well Man of We." iNDAPG HINDOO REMEDY J'RODrCUS THE AllOVg KKSU1.T8 In 30 0\V* .. Nervous ])|H^»»t'f. 3 r nJHripr Mtrtvory, I'uresb.SJeoplwsj'ncsii, NItfhttv tin Is- iiDns.otCMcau^cU by pa^mlM:^*, pK«nviiror un innhniiilfenorjTftTTw. nnd quietly tMir<-ly rc-Rtorcf L<i«t.tlii»)i<i«fl JnoU OPTOIIJIK. J.^.Jj'cumMJn vcfct poi-ifrL. J'rit:ytJ; I.OOn.;tnr!:a(rc. 81x for *,>.m) vrlllt • writ!en ciml-JinI«•<: t*x-»rvor moiu-j-i-eliuul^tl. Don't twycn imitation* hut i»at*i on Ji«vm;j IM>AI*O* If voui-drujrcintlinsMotirot It., we will MIH<I HiTcpaid. , UrlcnUllilciJlcitl Co., i'rtip*., Chicago* UL, ^rourn<»t«. SOLD bv Ben Fisher, Wholesale DrucKJst, 3;! Fourth's:.. Sole Atfcm Tor sjlv ol INDAFO in iND WEAK VIGOROUS. What PEFFER'S W.L DOUGLAS I3.THC BEST. HTFOR AKING. CORDOVAN, njrJCHiCSA.VCU.ED CALF, •*3.*P FINE CALF&K/WGAROGL *3JSPPOUCE,3SOLE!>, S2 so»2. **• -EXTRA FINE It KCM powerfully nnd qulrnly. otborrt fait. Young men' regain loflt manhood; old won recover youthful vlcor. Absolutel nntecd t Curei whoa all ood; old tely fiaar* . t vltalltjr t Imi>oten<-y, .Ylrhtly JimUiloni, txxtPowrr, cither «cx. Fulling Memory, Waiting Dl»«a>e>. and all 'JJVcU of tetj almie nr ezcctin and fnjfijcfYttOK. VVurdn On Inwmlty and conBumpllOQ. Don't li'tdnurdKt ImpoKe aworthleKieubitltuio on Ton because it vleldn A freiitar prout. Initiator DAT- Ing PEEFErt'ft WEkviObR, or sond for IL C»D be carried I avert prelect. PropMO plain wrapper. *l p*r nox. or 0 for Nit, with A >>»iltlvo Written <4uarmnt«« to Care or lteftiB4 tko Money. Paraph] ft froo. Sold by dnuotlela. Addreat PJKFFEK MJ2WICAX. AMl'K. Chi<*^IjiJ •Z.ADIES- •SEND TOR CATALOGUE -JU-DOU&L..A.S- BROCXTOhCMASS. Over One Million People wear the W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes AH our shoes are equally satisfactory They give the best value for the money. Hiey eqticl custom shoes In ctyle and fit. TTl-ir wearing qualities are unsurpassed. The prices are uniform, — stamped on sote. From Si to S3 saved over other makes. • If yoi^: dealer cannot supply you we can. Sold by J.B.WINTEBS H. E. TRUAX, M. D. SBeclaJ attention given to Nose, Lung, LlTet md Cfironlc Dlse^ises. Office and Residence OTCT State National Binlc. flours 10 to 12 . m.. 2 to 4 p. m., and? 108 p.m. Ui ealls promptly attended. WANTED! REAL ESTATE. Wanted. Cljeri!) Cottages For Sale. WanirtI Lots aiil Acres ""or Sale. Wanted Smalt Farms For Sale. Vfansaa Business Blocks For aale. vranwd to Excnanee (farms Tor City Property. Wantfd M»rchandiw to Tr .dejlor yarii-s. DD3E5S M- 31. GOBDO*. Sprf Block Logasspon, Indiana. KROEGER & STRAIN, Undertakers and Embalmers, 613 Broadway. """

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