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ALL HAVE MEANING
TRACING ORIGIN OF BRIGHT AND
In Common U6e, Yet It Is Doubtful
If Many Know the Circumstances
Connected with Epigram
t ' We all have slowed a way In the top
ilruwer of our brains odds and ends ot
apt sayings, very convenient when we'
wish to give n bright touch, a chic,
.turn, to our dull, everyday speech,"
yet in using them few of us have the
remote Idea where they came from j
whether tho caso In point bo a bit of
pld lace epigram or an up-to-date twist!
pi slang off a bargain counter,
i When we accuse tho greedy member
of our fnmlly of "taking tho lion's
Hharo" wo aro borrowing tho naive sar-(
casm of Aesop's fable, whore at the
end of a joint hunt the animals wish,
to di'ldo their booty, and the lion
(claims one-quarter of tho spoils by.
light o'f prerogative, one for superior.
Courage, one for his dame and cubs,
tuid "as for the fourth, let who will
.dare dispute it with me."
To Spain wo owe that delightfully
wicked slogan: "Everyone for himself,
nnd the devil catch the hindmost!"
;You no doubt remember that at one
lime his Satanic majesty kept a school
of magic at Toledo. At the end of the
term the graduating class ran through
a long subterranean hall, the president
of the school being entitled to tho
hindmost if he could catch him. As
the one caught was forced to take a
post-graduate course, it would 'have
been a distinct advantage, had he not
been obliged to barter his soul for tho
When we plume ourselves with some
pretty ostrich tip of flattery few of us"
know that tho expression "a feather in
your cap," arose from a custom of
woodcraft enthusiasts, and that in
Scotland to day the one who kills tho
tlrst woodcock plucks out a feather;
and proudly wears It In his cap.
However flippantly we may flaunt,
ihe phrase. Oliver Cromwell gave it
IHgnity of thought and diction when
le declined England's offered crown.
''Royalty is but a feather In a man's
rap," he said; "let children enjoy their
As a pure-breed game cock has only
rod and black feathers, and a cross
breed is known by a white feather in
Jils tail, "to show the whlto feather"
forcibly pictures cowardice, since it is
averred that the least impurity of
blood destroys the bird's pluck.
While in tho barnyard, wo must lol
ler long enough to clear up tho mys
lery of being "as poor as Job's tur
key." for the eluslveness of this bird
lias no doubt tantali.cd many a search
fir ot Scriptures who had not paused
to consider that a turkey is as much
an American institution as tho eagle
nn our coins.
With the unfortunate patriarch's
poverty in mind, Judge Haliburton
Miq IMitish-American humorist, Sam
Slick created Job's turkey from his
own vivid imagination, describing tho
bird with only one feather In his tall,
and ot so weak-kneed a constitution
jthat ho was obliged to lean against
the fence to gobble.
Counting by Machinery.
A Swedish inventor has designed
au apparatus for counting money and
sorting tho pieces into specified quan
titles. In tho ilrst place, money of
'various denominations is put into tho
,maehino and separated according to
value, these being sent into various
tubes. When in the tubes the coins
lean be taken out in lots of 10, 20, 50 or
'100 pieces, at tho will of tho operator.
The apparatus is capable of soparat
Ing. counting and dividing into tho lots
before mentioned 72,000 pieces in an1
hour. One machino under one opera'
tor is ablo to accomplish in ono day1
as much counting as could bo dono by!
no most experienced bank cashiers.
Are All But Means to an End.
All higher motives, ideals, concep
(ions, sentiments in a man aro of no
.account if they do not como forward
'to strengthen him for tho bettor dls
ohargo of tho duties which dovolvo
upon him in tho ordinary affairs o
jife'. Henry Ward Beecber.
haura was plnylng on the porch
.with her dolls, but was greatly dls
tressed by tho aong of a locust in
tree near by. Running to the tree,
she called, impatiently: "Ring off,
"Givln' some people education," said,
Uncle Eben, "Is party much liko put
;tln' music in ono o deshero talkln'
machines. It's all right when It gooa
in, but it suro do souu' like trash
when it comes out." Washington Star.
LAMENT FOR CHANGED TIMES.
Adoniram Corntop Discourses on Pres
"Yob, sircc, Hill, times is changod
since you an' me was doln' our court-
n" said Adoniram Corntop, with t
note of sadness in his voice, to old
Andy Clovar, who had come over to
'set a spell."
"When we was doin our courtin ,
Andy, a gal thought she was beln
treated right harnsom if a feller
bought her ten cents' wuth o' pep'mlnts
onco in awhile, an' if he tuk her to
nny doln's in town she didn't expect
lira to go down into his jeans to the
tune of a dollar or two fcr ico cream
an' soda water an' candy at fo'ly cents
a pnound. My son Si tuk his duckey-
doodlc to' the band concert in town
ylstlday an' there wa'n'l. a quarter left
of a dollar bill he struck mo fer time
le got home. Heats all the way young
folks throw tho money away nowa
days. I tell yo times is ehanged
mightily since we was boys, an' the
Lawd only knows what the en4 will
be with a feller lnyin' out 7C cents on
a gal in one day." Puck.
A woman can always keep a secrot
if you don't toll it to her.
Mr. VVIiiitow'H Himthlnsr Hyrmi.
for children tecthtni;, nttcn tli pimi, rmliicei In
0mnition, 1ly pntn, curct wind collu. VSc txKtle.
Many a man lies In
ttnnd up for another.
an effort to
It Oiroi While. You Wnik
Allrn'hVMit-KiiM foroonisaml Imnlnnx, twt, swewty
ailliiUKOChliitf ftvt, Mcnll DrtiKKHtft.
Hoforo attempting to got what yott
want find out what you want.
".wis' Singh' Hinder t might io. Many
Muokcrti prefer tliciu to 10c uigur. Your
denier or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, HI.
There are two sides to cvory story
and some have four and a celling.
15 YEARS OF SUFFERING.
Burning, Painful Sores on Legs-
Tortured Day and Night Tried
Many Remedies to No Avail
Cured by Cuticura.
"After an attack of rheumatism,
running sores broke out on my hus
band's legs, from below tho knees to
tho ankles. There are no words to
tell all the discomforts and great suf
fering he had to endure night and day.
Ho used every kind of remedy and
three physicians treated him, one after
the other, without any good results
whatever. One day I ordored some
Cuticura Soap, Cuticura Ointment,
and Cuticura Resolvent. Ho began
to use them and in three weeks all the
s6res were died up. The burning fire
stopped, and the painsN becamo bear
able. After three months he was quito
well. I can prove this testimonial at
any time. Mrs. V. V. Albert, Upper
Frenchville, Me., July 21, 1907."
WK HKl.li ui xs ash thai ciihap
Si buy Km & II ides. Write for cataloir K."
N. W. Hide Si Kur Co., Minneapolis, Minn.
The obedience of tho heart is tho
heart of obedience of tho mind.
Give Deflnnco Starch a fair trial
try it for botn hot. and cold starching,
and If you don't think you do bottor
work, in loss timo and at smaller cost,
return It and your grocer will give you
back your money.
An Expert Witness.
"Money talks." observed tho
who likes catch phrases.
"That, may sound all right to you
bachelors," replied Mr. Enpoc, "but
I've got a wife and a graphophoue."
With a smooth iron and Defiance
Starch, you can launder your shirt
waist just as well at homo as tho
steam laundry can; it will havo the
proper stiff nesa and finish, thcro will
be less wear and tear of tho goods,
and it will bo a positive pleasuro to
uso a Starch that docs not stick to tho
"I see," said tho Wall street, man,
"that you aro engaged again."
"1 am," admitted tho son and heir.
"Just when violets and theater tick
ets are due for their fall rise. Why
must you ahvayn fall in lovo on n bull
market?" Kansas City Journal.
fiAundry work at homo would b
much more satisfactory if tho right
Time's Wonderful Changes.
Harry Lauder says that when Sir
Alexander Itamsay was constructing
upon his magnificent estate in Scot
land a piece of machinery to drive, ( starch were used. In order to got tho
Dy means oi a small stream in tils
barnyard, a threshing machine, a win
nowing machine, a circular saw for
splitting trees, a hay press, an oat
roller, etc., he noticed an old fellow,
who had long been about the place,
looking very attentively at all that
was going on. "Robby," said ho, "won
derful things people can do nowadays,
can't they?" "Ay,' said Robby; "in
deed, Sir Alexander, I'm thinking if
Solomon was alive now he'd bo
thought naothing o'!"
Starch, like everything else, is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 years
ago aro very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all in
surious chemicals aro omitted, whilo
the addition of another ingredient, in
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
Savagery In Civilization.
It is no time to say that man can- I
not, in civilized society, be guilty of
cannablllsni. I toll you there are
more cannibals in New York than in
the isles of tho Pacific; and If today
you were suddenly to take away tho
support that comes from eating men,
there would be thousands and thou
sands of empty maws to-morrow in
that city. Henry Ward Heecher.
The extraordinary popularity of fine
white goods this summer makes the
choice of Starch a matter of great im
portance. Defiance Starch, being free
from all injurious chemicals, is tho
only ono which is safe to use on line
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the usual quantity of
Starch necessary, with tho result of
perfect finish, equal to that when tho
goodB were new.
No Time for Details.
"Aro you aware," said tho philolo
gist, "that somo of these campaign
orators split their infinitives?"
"Let 'em alono," answered Senator
Sorghum, "we'll be lucky if they don't
split tho party."
desired stillness, it is usually neces
sary to use so much starch that tho
beauty and fineness of tho fabric ia
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys tho
appearance, but also affects tho wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be ontirely overcomo by iming
Defiance Starch, as it can bo applied
much more thinly because of Its groat
V btrength than other maltCB.
The Hinii'.'r walked along Hie rocky
road, his bare feet torn and bleeding
from bruises and wounds, lie mot a
"Friend," lie exclaimed, "I havo
sinned and done wrong, 1 must 'pa
tiently suffer the most extreme agony
to save myself from eternal damna
tion. Can you tell me some supremo
test, of repentance?"
"Certainly," answered tho other,
with an air of experience. "Go to a
boarding house and live there for a
$100 Reward, $100.
Tho readers of thH paper will lo pleased lo le&m
that there le nt least one (trended dimiuw thnt wlcnre
has been ublo to euru in nil Its atneep, nnil that Is
Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure. Ih the. only (mmIIIvc
euro now known to tho medical trawiiilty. Ottnrrh
bcliie a coiiBtltntlonal ilhense, required it constitu
tional treatment. llall'N Catarrh euro i.i taken in
ternally, actluir dirretly upon tho blond and mucous
surface) of the nystent, thereby ilratroylnK tho
foundation of the iIImm-. and sIvIiig Uih patient
fltrength by tmlldlnc up tho eoiixtltutlon and n.l8t
Init nature In dolnir Its work". Tho proprietors have
ho much faith In its curntlvc jwwerH that they offer
Ono Hundred Dollars for any enoo that It fulls to
jure. Send for list of tenthnonlah
Addrem 1 J. CI I UN' ICY & CO.. Toledo. O.
Sold bv all nrugghtx. "5c.
Take Hall's Family I'ills for couatlpatiuii,
It Is astonishing that students of
Grcok llteraturo and Grook thought
should not be definitely trained in the
knowledge of Greek architecture. Ho
who knows only the literary expres
sion of ancient Greece, great as that
is, knows but one-half of the achieve
ments of "the supremo Cuucualau
mind." The Hnllder.
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TMI OINTAUn OOMMNT, titW TORN CITT.
Sloan's Liniment is the best remedy for sprains
It quiets the pain at once, and can be applied to the
tenderest part without hurting because it doesn't need
to be rubbed all you have to do is to lay it on
lightly. It is a powerful preparation and penetrates
instantly relieves any inflammation and congestion,
and reduces the swelling.
is an excellent antiseptic and germ
killer heals cuts, burns, wounds and.
contusions, and will draw the poison
from sting of poisonous insects.
Price, 25o.,n0c., ami $1.00.
Dr. Earl S.Sloan, Boston, Mats., U.S.A.
KIoiwi'h tMink on home, ;attl, r.h p mid poultry rwmt frif
SKN'Mitildrouiiif two fur tniiipfrt
unci vro will mukI you frvo u mink
Hrntoliliitf imiliTii. Wrltn lor iirl:cH
on HAW KUU8 AND VVll COATH.
HoHt In l ho world for t'littjliliitf
Mink, I-'ot, i'U'. 8nnl for I'rU-n 1.11,
of Ititw Kiixh. Mention this p;inT.
Mistake Made by Many.
"Vq smart man," said Undo Ebon,
"Is likely to j;lt along fas' nito until
he Btnlits in figgorlu' 'roun' an' tryln'
to mako IiIh brains talto do place of
hit conscience "
Put new shoes on the youngster.
Look at them in a week.
They're usually battered, scraped, almost
shapeless. Get a pair of Buster Brown
Scuffing, scraping, kicking doesn't mar
thenv they thrive on knocks. They
BUSTER BROWN Blue Ribbon SHOES
For youngsters, $1.30 to $2.50
White House Shoes for grown-ups.
Ask your dealer for them.
THE BROWN SHOE CO., Matter.
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, yiMiuif mm from HiHhIuIo to pmpiuMi fm ImnJ
! iichh jiOHltlotot, Kvi'ry .voiiiik limn who ki'ihIii-
ait'Hii'oiri lint minim'. iitui hiioriuonu courscM
Of tllltl ItlHllllltloll iHllotilltVll of u uootl TMHllloil.
i ThHi'iilli'Ki! hit u liluli Hlaiiillnu i"il its woi-lc Is'
I tuisiirpiixt'tl In tho t.'iiltnj .siuf . 'I'ultloii,
Ixmril nnil all cxmiih- Ionv. M-ti clliniito tho
, iciir 'rotiinl. Vi l (or frt't rniuli(tii toJ'KoK
W K. tlUIHON,IJjtJ l.'lh Mii'.'l. Ooklnn.l, t'ul..
Di'llanco ytarch Never HtlotcH to
tlui Iron no blotoliuir-no bllHtcrM,
miiVott li'onliiK oiihj" and i'Iooh not In
1'iro th? kooiIu.
V. H. U., LINCOLN, NO. 45, 1008.