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Some Quaint Terms That Are Com
men Among the Native@.
"A hitched my foot in the sconce
ti l:n da my nuddick, and A
'W li;t :'r io clunky for a fortnight."
r f or ialecet tales will proba
1 ' ' granted that this sen
n !1'e t h. It is. however, Cor
-1)h noi. bi.lg interpreted, means, "I
41ught o- !ot in the pavement and
k lie wto) of my neck, and I was
oh.,hi -o swallow for a fortnight."
ewr , some quaint terms com
r iii i. t-wwall which have a pleas
--t 4 of their own. The phrase
')rolonged to two syllables
- * um, %r instance, any indication of
especial -alection. It is a common
form of address to either man or wo
man. So also, though with rather more
discrimination in its use, Is "my deear
A young child Is mentioned in terms
of endearment as "my 'ansome" or
"tender deear" or even "tender worm."
"Son" and "sonny" are used without
the least relation to the age or sex of
the person addressed. A son may some
times be heard speaking to his own
father as "my son" or a husband call
Ing his wife "sonny."
"Young" means simply unmarried. A
bachelor of eighty is "a young man."
Of a bride still In her teens It was
said that she was "a pretty lot better
looking than when she was young."
An old person is not simply old. He is
"old ancient." Several New England
localisms are found in Cornish speech,
as "cricket" for a small stool, "chores"
for household jobs and "dowdy" for
pudding, though In America the latter
word survives only as part of "pan
dawdy," the delicious deep spiced ap
ple pie of country housewives.
A Cornish anecdote relates that a
small boy left at home to supervise the
family dinner while the rest of the
household were at church, having, like
King Alfred, neglected his duty and
allowed the fig pudding to scorch, in
his dismay ran to the church and from
the doorway made signs to the house
wife to come forth. She Indignantly
signed him to wait, which for a time
he did, but at length, becoming Impa
tient, cried aloud in reply to her fur
ther winks and grimaces, to the scan
dal of the startled congregation:
"Yiew may winky and skrinky as
long as yiew du plase, but the flggy
dowfly Is burnt gin the crock!"-Liver
OUR BRAINS ARE DOUBLE.
But Only One of Them Is Used to
Man has a pair of brains just as he
~"" """ "ox-n-s nnd a pair of ears,
-.am Hanna Thomson
- ut, asserts Dr.
of our two brains
h. He continues:
ne U come into this world we
have a pair of quite thoughtless brains
and nothing more. To become Intelli
gent beings we must acquire a whole
host of mental faculties and endow
ments, not one of which does a human
being bring with liim at birth. No one
was ever born speaking English nor
any other language. No iewly born
babe knows anything by sight nor 133y
any other sense. Every kind of knowl
edge has to be gained by personal edu
cation. But only recently have we
found that this eduicatilon necessitates
the creation of a local anatomical
change in'.brain imatter to make 'it the
special seat for thamt 'accomlilshmnent.'
Thus no one can becomne a skilled vio
lin player until by long fashioning he
has at last made :a violin playlrsg place
in his cerebrum.
"But all this brain fashioning takes
so much tIme -and trouble that for
mere economy or lahor, as one hemi
esphere will do e11 that is necessary.,
the individlual spends his efforts om
'one of them only. As both hem I
-spheres are equally goodi for this pur
pose, which of the two lhe will educate
.depends on which <one he begins wit'h.
'This is settled for him when as a
child he begins e14 !his training by the
band that he then most easily uses;
hence it is that all 'the speech centers
* and all the knowing and educated
places are to be found only in the left
hemisphere of the right handed and In
the ~right hemisphene of the left hand
The Landlady's MIstake.
On her first night at the seaside
lodgings the visitor found it. , Incredi
ble it seemlehd, for the landlady had ap
peared a neat, cleanly, cautious body.
But as the lady visitor knew little of
hier landlady and nothing or her pren
ocessor in the apart imenit she deelded
to meniont thle imnitor at breakfast. "I
found somiel hinmg ini my bedroom," she
began, and the landlady interrupltedl.
"Then you must havi e brflnght it with
.you." "I am quite sure I dlIdn't," said
the v'isitor, "for I c-ountedI all mine be
'tome. But if' you insist that
igni Is mine', of' course"
Did His Best.
"My *goodniess!" e:-ela ied an anx
ions mo'thecr. "Wh'la t In I he world maiide
youri faIce so dirty, Wili?"
''Johnny Jon1e4 mind me had ai fight,"
exclaimed Willie, "'ani' lie throw'd more
d (irt in my face thain I could swaller-."
Subduing Mother's Voice.
The successful merchant invited his
parents to visit him in New York city.
rhey came gladly and on the following
sabbath were escorted to a fashiona
ble church in Fifth avenue. Some of
he hymns were familiar. In their ren
lition the visiting pair contrfluted
ieanvily, with the credit for volume in
'avor of the father. Although not al.
ways in correct tinie and sometimes in
lscord, yet the joy of this good couple
teaped forth in joyous praise, and they
lid not see the glowering looks of
iearby worshipers or the beetlike face
Af their devoted son.
"Father," explaine-1 the merchant
that afternoon while his mother was
taking her accustomed nap, "in our
:hurches the congregations do very lit
tle singing. It is left entirely to the
"I know, my boy," said the old man
-s he lovingly placed a hand on his
ion's shoulder, "that it was very em
Iarrassing to you this morning, but it
[ hadn't sung as loudly as I did the
peoplo would have heard your moth
,r."-New York Press.
Rare old Captain John Smith in his
iuaiut "History of New England and
the Summer Isles," published in Lon
Ion in 1624, gives probably the first
written account of the muskrat. Ile
iays that "the mussacus is a beast of
the form and nature of our (English)
water rat" and adds that "some of
them smell exceedingly strong of
musk." These animals may be caught
in alm6st ,any sort of trap baited
with sweet apples or parsnips. Musk
rats have very strong teeth and can
use them on wood effectively, so it is
wise to protect all corners and cracks
in your wooden traps with pieces of
tin or sheet iron. They have good
noses and can smell an apple a long
listance off. Place your traps in the
;hallow water at the edge of the mill
pond or stream inhabited by these rats,
Ind they will doubtless find it without
lifficulty. Young muskrats are very
;entle and playful and may be handled
without fear. They do not grow fierce
with age if reared in captivity and ac
2ustomed to gentle treatment.
There is a certain inspector of schools
who prides himself on his original
method of examining, but occasionally
his originality receives a shock. In a
fatherly manner he had gathered a
class of young children round him and
soon had their open mouthed atten
"Now, suppose that you and I were
playing .a game of marbles," he said
to little Tommy Jones. "You have
ten marbles and I have eight."
The -class gathered closer round.
"At the end of the game you have
won half' of my marbles, and of course
I want to play again to win them
The children pressed even nearer.
"At the end of the seconi(d game I
win half of those you now have. Tell
mn"--excltement waxed intense-"tell
mc" he continued, "how many mar
bl's you are left with*?"
With a look of Inexpressible disgust
the' boy addressed fell back. "Why,
B1illy," he sald, "_ 1lowed if it ain't
n us."--Londlon Anmswers.
In nine out of ten cases your infant
prodigy is a musician. Among palu~t
ers the p~rodigy of pr'odigies was Sh
Thomas Lawrence. One of his earllent
.pictur-es, it is said(, wats prmoduced in
!1775, quite early enough, for the love
ly cherub wvho painted it was then six
years old. Ie was getting on in life,
tottering on the verge of twelve, when
the quall'ty crowded his studio at
Bath. The fates were liind to the in
fant prodigy' when thecy miade his fa
ther landlord of the Black Bull, De
vizes, the inn where fashionable men
and women called for rest and refresh
meunt on their wvay to the waters. At
the Black Dull the prodigy made his
first acquaintance with the great world
which flattered him in after life and
which he flattered on canvas. -St
Every good act is charity. Giving
water to the thirsty Is charity. RdM
moving stones and athorns from the
road is charity. Exhorting your fel
low, men to virtuous deeds is charity.
Smiling in your brother's face is char
ity. Putting a wanderer in the right
path is charity. A man31's true wvealthi
is the good lhe (does In thIis world.
When lhe (lies mortals will as:k wvhalt
property has lhe left beh idii hi.m, bu
angels will inquire, "What good deeds
hast thou sent before thee?"('-Moham
When we have practiledr ;ood ac
tions awhile they become easy. When
they arc easy we take pleasure ini
them. When they lhease us we do
them frequently, and1( then by freqiuen
ey of act they grow into a ihbit.-Tlil
"Mamma, Mrs. Oldcastle Just went
wvil . over our new bust of Shakespeare'
when she was here this afternoon."
"Bur'st, my (dear', burst. Mercy saikes.
how cani you use' such slang? And1
von've been to Europe twice too"-.
Nursing Mothers and
In all stations of life, whose vigor an
vitality may have been undermined an
broken -down by over-work. exactin
social duties, the too frequent 1:earing o
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giver ever devised for their special bene
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for the child. Expectant mothers to(
will find it a priceless boon to prepare thi
system for baby's coming and rendering
the ordeal comnparativel v pain less. I
can do no harm in any stato, or conditior
of the female system.
Delicate, nervous, weak women, whi
Buffer from frequent headaches, back
acle, dragging-down distress low down
in the abdomen, or from painful or irreg
ular monthly periods, gnawing or dis
tressed sensation in stomach, dizzy o
faint spells. see imaginary specks or spot
floating before eyes, have disagreeable
pelvic catarrhal drain, prolapsus. ante
version or retro-version or other displace
ments of womanly organs from weaknes
of parts will, whether they experienc
many or only a few of the above symp
toms, find refiof and a permanent cure b
using faithfully and falrly persistentl)
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This world-famed specific for woman'i
weaknesses and peculiar ailments is
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If you want to know more about th<
composition and professional endorse
ment of the "Favorite Prescription " sen<
postal card request to Dr. R. V. hierce
Buffalo, N. Y., for his free booklet treat
ing of same. '
You can't afford to accept as a substi
tute for this remedy of knouneonpoxtli
a secret nostrum of imkniiown. cumposi
Hfom. Don't do it.
Curse Less and Think More.
John Sharp Williams tops the co
coanut and dra-vs the milk when b
says that while the white, blacl, ys
low and red races are not the sanm
physically, mentally, morally, nor i
any sense qual, actually or potet
tially, and cannot be made so h
platforms or iws, yet they are cre
tures of one God, and in the face of
great problem it would be well th
all wise men think more, that goa
men pray more, and that all me
talk less and curse less.
But wise men do as they are hi
den by Mr. Williams. The we
meaning fool awl the hoodinis wi
start riots mud the hoodlums wi
make "inlflitmnatory" speeches a
ihe factors for fomenting race strii
'he well-meaning fool wboso m
1ruided efforts are hent upon the t
Iition of the negro problem in t
South resides, as a rule, in a secti<
of the North where as little is knov
of the actual conditions in the Soul
as the average American knows
-condlitions ini the Congo. Ti
hoodlums who express themselv
in action arnme Norihberneors ar
Souther'ners. It is no0 more difficu
to beat op a murderous mob' in Oh
than it is in Mississipyi. Th'e boo<
lame (who express Llgmslves from ti
platform or from their seats in delil
erative beoies are t' o often chari
tans who belch fire and brimstor
with no high- r purpose than that <
advertising themselves, and who lib,
every Sauthern state whe~n they et
their capers before gighl heaven.
It would not be going too far to se
thaat there would be no negro prol
lem in tihe United States if the foe
killer did not shirk his duty. or ti
there would be no race quebtion ape
the Pacific elope, but a large "art<
the friction between whites an
blacks end the white and vello
races has been due to his failure I
acquit hnimnself gloriously.
A Booker Washmington who thini
lin- liug lamce aiihIltY I bit a Be
eve nt firoi: thme lips~ of Vii irt', rarel
corr'ectsi the evils it conde ntn .-o
Th'lere arec many ('ire's andmi p~reven
filives for wrinmkhs but just 11ry
I (aceful consl~ciece atal ai cottet
mnind( anid wrinkles will not be de
t. oughj~l to greatly' matr your face.
Thew penslion list of ih lie volutionie
ar) war was wi ped out recently' h;
lie deoath oif Mr.Estther Siumnei
D:emnon, of Ply na''ut b, Verm-:t, a
thle aige of 92 years.'. She was ib
solo surviving widow of that :r.ea
to look after the het
cattle and poultry.
just the sanie as you
is one of the best sto(
market. We have s(
this celecbrated line
and will carry a full I
50c. A YEAR KN
The Leading POUI
will both be sent one
the regular price of ti
A Riddle for the Cotton Grower.
A bale of cotton, weighing 500
pauads, will make about 3,000 yards
To make the calico, at the present
prices of cot ton, will cost about
$102.50 in all.
Let us tay that the spinners only
gets an avercge of 5 cents a yard for
his calico or $150 for the 3000 yards.
In that case he clears a net-rprofit of
41.50 on each bale.
On a crop of 12,000,000 bales the
a pinnerd will make a 6profit of $498,.
L 000,000. At 4 cents per yard be
What do you think of that?
I can understand well enough why
the spinner puts himself to some ex
pense and trouble to meet the .row
er in conference.
He has a natural curiosity to see
what such a blamed fool looks like.
The thing which puzzles The Je[.
fersonian is this:
How on earth doest the spinner
manago to keep his face straight
when ho meets the man that he so
asily', s) constantly and so unmerci
. T~his calico costs you from 6 to 8
cents per yard. Therefore you sell
500 pounds of cot toni for loss than
d 0~0 and buyW it back for more thani
.0 -No wonder yo'u are0 s p)raspetons
thai. all the P~Into necwspapers are ask.
ing y4ou to ring the hiell, lighti tho
boziti re~, toot t he whistles, bh- w the
mgsand~ do ever'ythinrg (.1-") in
(Gs d .\bu ightiy's world excepting one
1 Don't study the const ruelion -of
it ile. trapl ini which y'ou arL. canght.
KEep) sellinig a bale~ of cot toni for
3$60 nuaai hoying it back at,. $180.
3 That's one way to pilease I lhe Privi
leged ?ew who) p)cke't the $120
Lt which y'ou lose on each bale -Ex
Rapid changes of
1 on the toughest cons
The conductor pas
inside of a trolley car I
I of the platform-the c
hour or so in a heate
walking against a bit
difficulty of avoiding<
* body so that it can
* danger of cold from chi
It will help you to a
dth of your horses,
rhey need treatment
lo when you are not
17D STOCK FOOD
k inedicenes on the
cured the agency for
of' stock medicine
ine at all times.
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Of Interest to Women
Salt sprinkled around the drains is
an excellent disinfectant.
One sudden death occurs among
women to eight among men,
A womon should not be afraid to
say pleasant things that arise to her
Fifteen minutes' relaxation and
rest every day will keep away that
If silver is never washed with soap
it will retain its luster. Polish with
A - flannel wet with kerosene oil
will remove fly specks from brass.
Polish with chamois.
Before naming a baby girl, pause
long enough to wonder how it will
sound when she is 60.
A Now York girl after being jilted
vowed that she would find a husband
xitbim t month. SA got him in 15
The old fashioned- mutton tallow
skin fool, made sweet with lavender
and creamy with almond oil, is the
best thing known.' - --
"I (1o not know whieb is the worse,
a visitor with a prono~unced opinion,
or one who hs no viewsB at all," said
at chairmiing matron.
When a cracked egg must be boil
ed add a teaspoonfrl of salt to the
wa'ter and it will cook w. thout losing
anyV of theL wvhite or albumen.
The corsetieres are again making
woman over, sacrificing the "straight
front to the tapering waist and natr
row back. Th'e smnaller waist is an
el~iet to be more feminine, the par
pise being to mrakce the sex more at
traactive to men than it has ['cen
since the advent of the athletic g' I.
temperature are hard
sing from the heated
:0 the icy temperature
anvasser spending an
d building and theni
ing wind-know the?
rion strengthens the
better withstand the s
mges of temperature. 4
void taking cold.
Ban. An $,.Oon