Evening Star from Washington, District of Columbia on March 3, 1907 · Page 6
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ATtrslv 1rir? --jrur-mr Postal Telegraph Cable Co., 11345 Penna. Ave. ?P10-42J IT" 11 Fire=Proof Separate Locked Rooms holding oneliorse wagon load, $2 to $2.50 month.Separate Locked Rooms holding twoli Arc p \*on nr 1 >iv/i av i uil U1 CVlltents of 3-room flat, $4 month. Merchants' Transfer & Storage Co., 9&MKE E St. N.W. 'Phone C2D. mill 3m.42 1 ^ \/ V W I Enter the Great Geographical Contest. Call at store for particulars, and watch the Daily Papers. T. P. CULLEY, G23 Eleventh Street N. W. . 4 a ft n -?* * "Spot" kash. IXONKT SAVED BY TUB USB OF Magic Renovator "TUB GREAT CLEANER." IS SPOT CASH TO YOU. Non I*iflammable. Restore* luster to black goods. Cleans .'aces ami silks. Does not lnjare. Absolutely trevesssry to every well-dressed man and woman. I>n?;> us a card and we will deliver s bottle to your door for 25c. THE RKSOVA CO., 1346 F ST. uarsrs t uttruiacira, oiiuujs i Qsrmicj, Gillette's Pharmacy. Epplej's Pharmacy, aud many others cau supply you. f*22-Wt.3Q v for Lawyers, x \ Our facilities tor X 0 turning out such \ \ Printed Matter 0 T *11 1 /\ d quickly, accurately \ \ and neatly could not X <5 be improved upon. \ \ To those not familiar with displays Q Q anil arrangements In printing book- \ a lets, tkc., we are glad to offer sug- Q {/ gestions. \ m ? Byron S. Adams,i P^v V-^B THE EXECUTIVE C0UNC1 Top row. left to right: George W. Carver, dir superintendent; Edgar J. Fennev, formerly head Bruce, formerly director' academic department: J. Bottom row. from left to right: Mrs. Booker Emmett J. Scott, principal's secretary: Principal Lloyd G. Wheeler, business agent. auniin Tiir iirnnnrn! AMUNb I ht NtbnUto Vagrancy and Its Cure Discussed at Tuskegee. SECOND DAY OP UONFEHfcNUt Booker Washington Presides and Brings Out Vital Points. FORCES SPEAKERS TO RESPOND Claims Made That Education Has Decreased Crime?Resolutions Summing Up Results. From a Staff Correspondent. TUSKEGEE, Ala. Thursday. February 21, 1907, there was gathered in Douglas Hall, at Tuskegee Institute, a representative conference composed of prominent educators of both races and those interested in the educational development of the negro. This was the second day of the conferences at Tuskegee. which have become so famous all over the country. The first day, as related in a former letter to The Star, was given up to the colored farmers of the 1 south, who discussed their present conditions and planned for their future.advancement. The second day was given to the workers, and again Mr. Booker T. Wash-; ington presided over the meeting. The hall was crowded with nru-n and women, some students, but mostly representative colored men and women from the different colored educational institutions in the south and | middle states. The subject laid down for discussion was "Vagrancy among the negroes and its cure." For over four hours the subject was debated. Mr. Washington, as chairman, again showing his remarkable ability in controlling discussion and in bringing out the vital points. The marked feature of the whole affair was the very earnest desire shown i by the entire conference to dig down into trie vitals of the subject and find a remedy. There was no effort to deny the existence of an evil in the vagrant character of a portion of the race, although there was a keen search for information as to just how extensive vagrancy was in different communities. The main search, however, and this formed the encouraging part to those j interested in the advancement of the race, was to lind the cause for vagrancy and the remedy. From this Mr. Washington shifted the discussion to the tiiought as to what effect education has had on the increase or ! iitx>rpaeo nf ??* * ?~ w- i L.niain j iinu crime among the negroes. For an hour he held this thought persistently to the grindstone and forced the speakers to respond. The universal testimony from the heads of Institutions. both white and black, was that the education of the negro had decreased rather than increased crimc. Characteristic Suggestions. During the day dozens of speakers were called on. Without giving In detail the list of speakers or of what they said, a few characteristic suggestions as brought out by different speakers will give some Idea of the scope of the discussion. One tmonirfr held that the marked vagrancy in the colored race was entirely due to liquor and that if the individual problem was solved the broader one would go with It. The problem as it presented Itself to him was how to discourage liquor drinking, and his answer was to build up a new spirit In the * I. i~ ? , ' ,:;?*? * ? i - ; ~ 1 ,, * SOME OF THE TUI colored churches, a spirit that would excommunicate from social and church fellowship those who drank. Kev. Dr. Kaston. at the head of the An niston Institution in Alabama, took the' view that vagrancy grew out of wrong training at home; that the colored men did not make their home surroundings and life pleasant enough, and therefore the boys took no pride in their homes and drifted out on the streets and roads to become vagrants or worse. Mr. Washington wanted to know whether vagrancy was increasing or decreasing in Annlston, and Dr. Easton thought it was decreasing. At this point a man arose in the audience and oabinor Po otrt*! ? nilOOtiAn OA 1/1 j ailCI CMniUQ -*-?? UtM>?WU ? HV.V?V.W.. that he took issue with him aa to the home surroundings being the main cause for the growth of vagrancy. He said that he bei iieved the city preachers who went to the country were largely responsible. These preachers, said the speaker, were men of Ipll * ' |W ^r ,v>; B?|3K. X OF THE TTJSKEGEE NORMAL ANX ector agricultural department; Mrs. Josephine B. Brc of Bible training school; John H. Palmer, registrar; N. Calloway, agent lady extension. T. Washington, director of srirla' industries; Mr. R. Booker T. Washington; Miss Jane E. Clark, ileau^ol poor character or no character at all. In many places they had three or four churches which they visited occasionally. They drank whisky with the young men and In other ways set them bad examples that led them to the road and evil habits. Ho wanted this question answered, "Do the preachers lead the boys, or do the boys lead the preachers?" The question Is still unanswered. Education Solution for Vagrancy. Mr. smith or Kast LJDerty college, Texas, thought that compulsory education was the great solution for vagrancy. As if is he said boys leave home between the ages of twelve and sixteen without the consent of parents. In his opinion the law should require that every minor found away from home without a passport from his parents should be taken up. He said that there were ten thousand colored population in his county and that three years ago 10 per cent of them were idle. This proportion was not so large now. Mr. Washington wanted to know how he could prove that statement, but he did not reply. Prof. Thirkeld of Howard University in Washington said that the vagrancy question roots back into the home training. The colored ministers he thoughts were not keeping the proper grip on the boys after their school days. Then again in the south the convict labor laws were making vagrants and criminals by the wholesale. Putting young men into the convict camps and chain gangs of the south, where they live . . * ' ?'> * . #"/ i ,,* / + . ^ * ' '. y^jS%?$Sa jgsagj&m :^ ? ^ * .... - "* < WHERE TUSKE and work side by side with hardened of- < funHopj nro o A mol/a naptoln r\f ffrQ^tiatinor 1 icitucio, u <1.3 iu imim. lain vi t) 1 uuuntiiif, i a vagrant at the best and a criminal in all < probability. Mr. Washington supplemented this with the statement that one of the great evils in the south today in dealing with colored men convicted of crime was the effort to get financial gain from their services rather than to reform thern. Reformatory for Colored Youth. Miss Bowen, president oi i.he Colored Women's Clubs of Alabama, made an interesting report aa to the organization and building of the reformatory for colored youth in Alabama. This was a project, she said, of the League of Women's Clubs, who had already purchased the land and proposed to maintain the institution for four years, after which they expected the state to take it over. She said that she wanted the boys from Tuskegee to build the first cottage. One of the troubles was to get the cnnaren irum ine L'uurui, uui mie unjuj^m . this could be overcome as the value of ] reforming the alleged hardened criminals, ranging in age from seven to twelve years, rather than sending them to herd with the old and flnlstled offenders, was discovered. Rev. Mr. Carroll of South Carolina, speaking on the same subject, $"-4->- "> : "* '< - *s*' ,, * Xrt* 1 -W - - ' - ' - . 'X i *' " " / ' * ' $ ?*; r . I 1 5KEQEE BUILDINGS. ' >v<w wi * > * nvsa iu ojAjamug <u iiic *r uiiv churches in South Carolina creating a sentiment for a reformatory. He argued that from a purely financial standpoint it was cheaper to reform the young negroes than to punish them. Rev. R. R. Wright of Georgia said that vagrants were made up of three classes; those who can't work, those who won't work and those who can't get work. Those who can't work ought to be taken care of, those who won't work ought to be dealt with by the authorities, and it was such institutions as this at Tuskegee that were reducing me nunioer 01 inose wno can t ? get work. The cojpred people everywhere, he said, should get together and do something. If Mr. Washington Is doing so much here, the rest could surely In their communities do something. Juvenile Court in Indianapolis. Hiss Porter of Indianapolis stated that ^^K&i*-_^^^Jr <'y RRr^^-^- v^Kk'^H ^..CS*': ^'"i . " ./'_ I INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE. ice, formerly lady principal; Perry C. Parka, farm Charles H. Gibson, resident auditor; Roscoe C. R. Taylor, director mechanical department; Mr. woman's department; Warren Logan, treasurer; i the juvenile court In that city had to a very large extent remedied the vagrancy question among the youth of the colored race. In answer to questions from Mr. Washington, Miss Porter stated that In her opinion the prejudice against the negroes on the part of the whites was increasing rather than decreasing. In Indianapolis the whites were beginning to class all negroes with the ienorant and had. Mr Stuart told of the work of the Juvenile courts in Louisville. He, however, held that next to the home the Sunday school was the greatest lever to uplift the race from the stain of vagrancy. Mr. Washington wanted to know how he would get the vagrants Into the Sunday school, and this was another question left unanswered. Dr. Pollard of Selma University said that In his experience the vagrants were made up of those who had never gone to school or had just got enough education to ruin them. Mr. Washington was anxious to find out just how much education it took to ruin a young colored man, but the exact amount was not revealed. In answer to another question Dr. Pollard said that only 1 per cent of the graduates of Selma University hnd pupr hpnn r?f prlmo Frnm thid point Mr. Washington kept the discussion mainly to the line of the effect of education on the race In Increasing or decreasing the tendency toward crime. He said that the constant charge is being made that it was the educated colored men who were committing most of the crime In the south and who were making up the great army of " J I GEE STARTED. vagrants. In reply to his questions a number of reports were received from different educational institutions on this subject. Thought Has Changed. Dr. Pollard of Selma, who had already reported, supplemented his former statement with the thought that in the early educational work among the negroes the paea in tne race was to get an education 30 that It would not be necessary to work, but that in recent years the entire thought had changed and that the idea now was to jet an education in order that work could be found. Such institutions as Tuskegee bad sounded the keynote, and that note had spread marvelously, so that the race was rapidly learning to glory In work and to be only desirous of an education in orler to know how to do the work efficiently, [t was reported from Flsk University that none of its graduates had ever been convicted of a crime. Mr. Gilbert of Payne nvi?v>u, v?w O 11 TTU1 A vas at unusual hours, mainly at night. Scope of the Discussion. This will gife some idea of the scope of he discussion, although many other rhoughts were brought out. Gambling as * oot of vagrancy was discussed, the need o make the homes more attractive In orler to keep the boys at home was argued ind a plan in force in one community was lescribed by which the adults In an entire rlllage liad entered into a solemn covenant >y which they agreed to stand for everyhlng tending toward the best life of the :hlldren and to allow nothing detrimental to them. Too much emphasis cannot be placed in iny description of this conference on the earnestness that pervaded the whole gathering, because earnestness in acknowledging problems and endeavoring to And solutions seems to me to be the marked and ruling spirit of Tuskegee and of all the meetings held at Tuskegee. That this earnestness is having its effect and that it [>ervades every colored man who comes here as a student or aa a visitor to o.ao of these conferences was brought characteristically to light by an Incidental statement made by Mr. Washington toJay. He said that In all the time that these conrerences had been drawing thousands of ;olored men to Tuskegee and during ;he twenty years that the commencement exercises at the institute had seen the gather ng of double the number that met at the i conferences he had never seen a drunken man on the grounds of the Institute und . lad rarely seen a colored man smoking on the grounds. So far as this conference is j concerned, I know that his staatement Is : true, and it shows an earnest respect for l the instltutu and for what it stands, a i College said that 240 students had been graduated from his college and that the first criminal among them was yet to appear. He said that in the south there were ihown by statistics to be 831 criminals to 1,000,000 of population, as against 833 in Mew England and 1,300 In the west. Crime, 16 argued, does not increase as education ncreases. Talladega College reported that f MAt*A? llAA?*yl A ' 1 ? * """ *? * A. I. * b uau iiuy ci ncai u v/i a gi auuaic ui ine college being arrested. The same report was made from Atlanta Cnlversity and Spellman Seminary. An Interesting report was received from L lady connected with the colored settlenenta in New York. She said that there vere doubtless many negro vagrants, but lot near as many as was generally suprased. In the colored districts in New fork hundreds of colored men could be leen during the day, but a large proportion >f these men were not idle, but were hard mrlfora tha nrtlnt h^lntr that fhoU wamIt A Forrr/of F v< flrl y\J> Duffy's F A J. ' -J-i t Am ILl. n luiuc-siiiiiuiaiii wnu It is invaluable for cr children* It cures con substitutes* They ar Duffy's Pure Malt Wh ers, or direct, at $1*00 , ical booklet sent free* niQTRIRI ITP'R M ~ ~ S *! y w ? ? It ' respect extending through thousands upon thousands of colored people more cleaily than columns of words could do. Adoption of Resolutions. Before adjourning, the workers' conference adopted a set of resolutions summing up the results of the conference ns follows: "The members of this conference express their sense of the gravity of the situation brought about in recent years by the existence of a class of idlers and vagrants, particularly in the cities'of the south. In view of these conditions, the members of this conference urge: "1. That our leaders, ministers and teach- I ers take steps to impress upon the masses of the people the seriousness of the situation and to organize public opinion m their various communities in a way to do away with these evils. "2. That every effort should be made to secure a wise. Impartial, but rigid enforcement of the law against vagrancy, gambling and intemperance. "3. That as the .class of vagrants seems to be largely recruited from young men and women who leave the country to go to the city, new effort should be made to improve the conditions of the people in the country districts, particularly in relation to their schools and in their opportunities to buy land and settle permanently on the soil, so that the children of the negro farmer will desire to remain at home and take up the work of their fathers and mothers upon the farm. Dealing With Prisoners. "4. That measures be taken to Improve the methods of dealing with prisoners, particularly those who are children, to the end that they may be reformed rather than punished, and since the customary punishment of confinement in prisons and convict camps in close association with hardened criminals encourages in them a disposition to continue their life of crime after they have served their terms and so confirm ?? ^1?I- lt#? tnem 111 metr mc .ui v*uuv. "In this connection, we rejoice to hear from the presidents and representatives from the leading institutions here represented that they have no records to show that their graduates have become criminals. "In conclusion, the members of this conference desire to express their appreciation of the work undertaken by the colored woman's clubs of Alabama, looking to establishment of a reformatory for colored children in this state and to commend their example to the colored women of other southern states." TOM C. NOYES. TWO MEN CONVICTED. One Given Five Years for Murder; Other 'Punished for Being Accessory. Capt. W. H. Matthews, Precinct Detective Conrad Reinhart and Policeman- J. T. Jackson of the fourth precinct have returned from Montross. Va., where they spent most of last week testifying in the trial of Peter Schamblaln for murder and the trial of John Wright for being an accessory. Both men were found guilty of the charges against them, the local policemen say. and Schamblaln was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for murder In the second degree ana nrium ?a? kutenced to serve one day In the county Jail. It was charged that Sehamblaln killed Samuel Fortune, the captain of a small shingle barge, while the barge was down the river. Robbery was the motive. The murder. It is stated, was committed October 22. and early in December the local police received information that Fortune had been robbed and that these men knew something about It. They were arrested, and eventually made confessions to Capt. Matthews, In which, it Is said, they admitted that they robbed Capt. Fortune and then killed him. His body, they stated, was thrown overboard. This information was brought to the attention of the authorities in Virginia, and the prisoners were transferred to that juris diction. The local police who had talked with 8chamblaln and Fortune were summoned as witnesses for the trial, and they left for Montross last Monday. Theirs was practically the only testimony against the two defendants. The Jury hesitated but a short time before convicting the men charged. g Shiloh Church Successful. The trustees of Shiloh Baptist Church have announced that at a recent rally the sum of $1,160.90 was rained for-church purposes in three weeks. Among: the clubs that assisted in raising the amount were: Ushers, $123; Well Wishers, $100; Deacons, (80; Trustees, $46.25; Pastors, $108; Sacrifice, $100; Young Ladies. $80; Social Reapers, $60; Sunday 8chool. $40; Christian Endeavor, $60: Secret Service. $90; Choir, 161.60; Armal Bearers, $02; Emergency, $35. In response to an appeal made friends attending the services February 17 contributed $100. roodAlread - | P/m% Svn n ]^^^L^IhmEH gg Mjg lire Malt .1. f ^.1 1J ;n K.ccps me oiu young yer-worked men, delica sumption* Beware of e dangerous* Guard ; iisfeey is sold by all drug a bottle* Doctor's advi Duffy Malt Whiskey QU r A ftll DPMMCVI V w S/ W Mmm Mmm IV W > 1 ISSUES AN ULTIMATUM PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD'S STATEMENT AS TO WAGES. Feeling satisfied that the general and voluntary increase of 10 per cent in the wages ,o? all employes of the road throughout the country, granted December 1, ISO.I, and the concessions made subsequently, is all that can possiDiy oe a^Kt'u ine Pennsylvania Railroad Company yesterday issued a long circular letter declaring that no further increases will be granted at this time. The notice is directed to the conductors, baggagemasters, flagmen and brakemen in the road and yard" sen-ices of the Northern Central, the Maryland and the Philadelphia, Baltimore and "Washington divisions, and copies are to be posted on all yard bulletin boards besides being sent to the men individually. About two hundred men in this city are affected by the letter. as well as one hundred trackmen, who come under the local jurisdiction. The Pennsylvania rairoad employs a total of about ><.:> or 7W men in this city, but half of them are workmen in the shops on South Capitol street. The letter deals in detail with the various demands made by the men, one of the most important of which is that of the yard crews, who haye asked for 30 cents and 31 cents an hour, respectively, for day and night brakemen. and for 35 cents and 3t! cents an hour, respectively, for day and night conductors. The company's offer was '2H and 20 cents for brakemen and 33 and 34 cents for conductors. Fair and Equitable. "These rates," General Manager Atterbury states In the circular, "while not entU/vl.r n.ichna /-.* Vi iiicij incriiiig inr w iouco ui inr vuiiiuuiirc, are fair and equitable, and as high as paid on competing lines in the same territory?in many cases higher." The ballots of the yard employes are now being counted in Philadelphia to determine whether or not there shall be a strike, but the officials of the company say they think there will be no strike. After reviewing the number of conferences held between the trainmen's committee and the company's officers, the occasions when the committee failed to confer with the officers and the failure to meet the concessions of the company on an equitable basis, the circular says: "It has always been the policy or the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to compensate Its employes liberally for service performed, and In all of the discussions the committee were assured that this policy would be continued. "The varying physical and traffic conditions make It impossible to apply any fixed standard of wages that would equitably compensate the employes for the service performed, e^ch division and territory having something peculiar to Itself, either In character of traffic or method of operating, and. therefore, the committee were advised that It was necessary to adhere to the known policy of the management in fixing compensation in accordance with the work and conditions Involved, and the committee were requested to present in detail whatever rates. In their Judgment, the com pany s ttiieuirou auuuiu uc tancu iu. Beady to Entertain Proposition. "As stated by the committee in their circular. your general manager was at all' times ready to entertain a proposition to I equalize wages, but he advised the committee (and it was clearly so understood and acknowledged by them) that the equaliza- ] tlon must be of such a nature as to not exceed In total the 10 per cent Increase in wages granted by the company on December 1. 1900: but the revised rates submitted later on all occasions by the committee In no case met this condition." The circular tells about the various efforts I to make a favorable settlement, and then aya: "That your general manager has been fair In the offers made to the committee is indicated by the above recitation of the facts. "In order that there may be a clear understanding of the financial obligations Imposed upon the company by the various concessions already granted and offereJ, the following statement is submitted: "The voluntary increase of 10 per cent to all employes, effective on December 1. 1006, resulted In an Increase of $8,43(1.000 per annum. of which $1,901,000 is applicable to trainmen. "The road rates offered as adjustments to tne committee Dy your (rnrrm iuaiiaBcr will result In a further Increase of $1!*).0U> per annum, or 2 per cent, end the yard rates offered will Invoice a further Increase of $328,000 per annum, or 8 per cent." Anaco?ti? and Vicinity. Special evangelistic services have been la ly Digested V Whiskey i n A *U uiim uiv yuuii^ duuu^? ite women and sickly cheap imitations and against refilled bottles, gists, grocers and dealce and illustrated med Co., Rochester, N.Y. fANIA AVE. N. W. - progress the past week In the Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church on Minnesota avenue. Rev. George M. Cummings, the pastor of the church, has been assisted .In conducting these meetings by the followintr TJfuo r pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church; Rev. W. J. Young of Ballston. Va., Rev. \V. T. Thompson, tlie pastor of Eckington Presbyterian Church, and R?v. CJ?arI?-s AlVin Smith, the pastor of Peek M'-Jnorful Presbyterian Chapel. Georgetown. The program at Garden Church today, in, addition to the holy communion service. Includes a meeting of the session of the church prior to the regular service, when several persons are to be received into the ehurch. In accordance with the recomipendatton of Capt. C. R. Kulins. who is In charge of the AnacoStta section of the District tire department, the Commissioners of the District have caused to be placed In posl unn in tms town several fire hydrants, the work on Installing which has Just been completed. They have been located on the following streets: One on High street and Maple avenue, one on Jefferson street extended. one on Washington street neir Monroe street and another 011 Jackson street near Monroe street. The installation of several Are hydrants of a similar type is now proceeding in Twining City, a village near Anacostia. There Is no Improvement in the condition of John Garden, a citizen of the town, who was stricken with paralysis recently near his home on Minnesota avenue, Anacostia. Mrs. Jane McLean and Miss Cora McLean. her daughter, have removed from 42 Monroe street to the residence of Mrs. Fannie Coleman, sister of Mrs. McLean, on North Capitol street. Mr. Frank McLean is completing a medical course In Maryland , University in Baltimore. Mr. James Poulns is occupying the McLean residence with his family. The Anaoostia Rod and Gun Club, the . headquarters of which on the Anacostla river were Interfered with by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad Improvements, has in contemplation a plan of reconstruction, with improvements to its wharf and boat house. In order that there may be as large a representation as possible from each part of Anacostia In the Citizens' Association rf this suburb. Dr. James A. Watson, the president, has prepared a personal appeal tj each citizen not now a member to affiliate with the organization. Cut His Way Out of Blazing Car. CUMBERLAND. Md.. March 2.?Express Messenger J. m. Smith, who was In the wreck on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Indian Creek Thursday night, was brought to his home here. Mr. Smith was injured by a barrel of apples being hurled against his abdomen. Although severely hurt and with the flames consuming his car. Smith managed to drag himself to the emergency tool box. where he secured an ax. with which he beat out the sliding doors. Then with almost superhuman effort he dragged out the small iron safe containing money and A V. ?t. 1 rr?i iuiMiiuits mi wufju me npruiiiK- i lie car was lying on Its side. His attention was next attracted to a dog confined in a crate, which he broke open with the ax, but the animal, crouching with fear, refused to come out, and was left to Its fate, while Smith barely had time to escape. f COFFEE THRESHED HER IS LONG YEARS. "For OTcr fifteen years." write* patient, hope. ful little Illinois woman, "while a coffee drinker, I Buffered from Spinal Irritation and Nerroua trou tile. I waa treated bjr good phyaklam. but did uot get much relief. lit wit ?wl I mivlit lu frnvatlni* m r condition. I ?u downhearted and ditrowiifn]. bnt prayed dally that 1 might And something to lielp me. "8<aTpntl years ago, while at a frlend'a house.' I drank a cnp of Poatam ami thought I bad never - ? tasted anytblns more delicious. From that time on I naed Poatam Instead of Coffer, and noon twgnn to Improve In health, so that now I ran walk half a dozen Mock* or more with eaae, and do many other thlnga that 1 never thought I would txi able to do again In thl? world. "My appetite la good. I aleep well and And life 1m worth living. Indeed. A lady of my acquaintance aald ahe did not Ilka I'oatum, .It waa au vfcak and tuateleaa. ... I <k. Mmn/a >,? i< la ntade right-tolled according to direct loo*. Kb* was glad to know tbls becaone coffee did not ifrre ?Itb her. Now her folk* **7 they expect to we PtMtum the rat of tbelr Km" Name (teen br rostuui Co., Battle Creek, Mlcb. Read the little book. The Road to WoUtUIo," In pkg*. 'There'. naua." ?' - ;?s ?..?? I

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