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VOL., ZEZYil MSdUP,~U
"There goes one of the best-posted
mun yot ever seen," remarked the
suburbah, torekeeper to the hosiery
drummer, as a shabbily dressed cti
'1 Zen passe the window. "If I knew
all he does about business I'd be
"He doesn't look to me as if he
knew much," said the hosiery sales
man. "What's his line?"
- - ~osieor" replied the storekeeper.
ekgert gn socks an' stock
cal, look 'em over an' tell
r t ay whether they'll ravel or
I' tat's more, he could tell me
J ought to order from you
ro' .,i' how big an order I ought
- ou. He can tell just what
s gon' to call for, too. There
ain't notnin' about a sock or stockin'
,-merino, lisle, wool, mixed or sllk or
mercerized-that he couldn't give
points wuth rememberin' on; open
work, fancy or plain, heavy or re
enforced-don't matter what."
"Why didn't you call him in, then?"
asked the drummer. "I'd like to have
him see these hose. If he knows any
thing about it he'll tell you that
they're the best ever put on the mar
ket and lie wouldn't advise you to
buy less than a couple o' dozen boxes
to try. Shall I go outside and holler
"Not on your life," replied the storet
keeper. "I'd sooner take your word
e learn about the hos
asked the drummer.
answered the store
e did he learn about
its an' Redditch nee
es him experience In
- i'? How did he find
arrange stock an' ad-.
vertise it? Who taught him what he
'knows about the principle of bargain
Fridays an' the kind o' notions ".pays
to keep In stock? I'll never tell you."
"Maybe he's been in the same line
V' business you're in."
"Not him," said the storekeeper.
"No more'n he's been in the drug bus
Iness or the hardware or the fi'ni
ture or the butcher business. I never'
heard tell of his. practicin' law or
drivin' a team or runnin' a newsparof
or servin' in congress,. but he can tOll
you about any o' them."
"Kind of an all-around man, isn't
he?" commented the drummer.
"He's all around all right," said the
storekeeper. "That's the only- thing
that saves my life. Sometimes he's
around to the butcher shop tellin'
Gurby how to cut meat an' then he'll
mosey o.yer to Root's drug store an'
tell nim how he might make his ever
lastin' fortune puttin' up snakeroot
bitters after a. recipe his grandmother
had wrote down from another recipe
a Kiowa squaw had given her when
she was a young gal an' which she'd
Improved on by 60 years' experiment
"He's an all-around man sure. He's
around Williams' real estate office the
best part o' the mornin's readin' Wil
liams' pa)ers an' makin' plans for
puttin' the Standard Oil company out
0' business. Williama lets him stay.
around because he gets lonesome in
the office waitin' for the boom that'u
comin' when they extend the electri(
line out here. Yes, sir, I'm glad he'b
an all-around man, because when he's
around them other places he ain't
nZiat's bie business?" asked the
drummer. "Or has he got smy?"
"Ain't 1 tellin' you?" said -the store
keeper. "His business is my business,
an' anybody's business'. It's givin'
valuable points. Mind you, ho 'don't
pretend that he knows all about dry
goods or groceries or law or posthole
diggin' or knittin' tidies. What he
claims is that there's fundamental
principles at the bottom of all of 'em
and that them principles is principles*
0' common sense. He's got an idee
that most of us around here is spread
in' termatter catsup on roofin' ma
terial, I guess, an' that's what keeps
him busy correctin' us.'
"There's lots like him," said the
drummer. "Well, how many boxes
are you going to take? Say three
ddsen, just to start with."
"Well, there it is," said the store
1 -on I was overstocked
'i it didn't seem good
I * I o me to order any
as more. Wlat an I
couple inore clerks' this fall. I've don
it by actin''on my own judgment. Bu
here's this feller I've been speakim
of tellin' me that I don't use enougl
-common eense, an' you're insistim
that I'm away off when I think I don'
want your darned hosiery an-"
"You don't need to darn thes<
hose," said the drummer, closing hi
sample case. "I'll call on you som,
other Ume. Keep me in mind, that'
Prince of Wales a Sailor.
The prince of Wales, who is to com
mand the battleship Dreadnought, j
in eVery sense of the word a Oractica
sailor. At the age of 12 he became 1
naval cadet, and later served as mid
shipman and made a three years' voy
age arouad the world. The princ4
never shirked his work, taking hii
turn at all duties in all weathers. He
worked his way up, becoming in turi
a sub-lieutenant, lieutenant and cap
fain, his whole sea-going life lastinj
aver 20 y tars. His preannt rauk h
that of vh l,-I1
A FINE INVESTMENT FOR A
The Dallas News, after speaking ol
the things that have been (one 13
some towns to draw trade and shov
appreciation of the farmers' patron
There is one thing, however, thal
seems to have been overlooked to i
great extent by the enterprising citt
zns of the places which have beer
looking after such matters, and th<
only reason The News 6an assign foi
the oversight is the apparent insignifi
cance of the thing, and the fact thal
the cost of maintaining it would'be
so small. This Is the provision foi
the care of the farmer's vehicles an
stock during his stay in town. Whil
this item may appear upon firs
thought to be of secondary import
ance, it-is nevertheless a very impor
tant one to the man who drives hil
team to town, and particularly to th,
one who has to remain over all day
as is sometimes the case. It is founi
that in many places there are* no
even enough hitch racks where horsei
may be tied, not taking into accoun
the fact that they should be protecte<
from the weather also. It is a regret
able fact that too many men, some
times owners of the stock, do not takt
the care of their animals they should
not only as to looking after the bnone3
involved in the purchase of the stock
but as a matter of kindness and merc3
to the dumb beasts.
Facilities tor the proper' care of th<
former's horses and mules would ap
peal to him andbe Would appreciate 1l
in a substantial way. -These facilitie
should consist of good shelter, goo
water and plenty of shado and hitel
racks. In many places horses may b(
seen in winter during the worst weath
or standing all day in the cold an
rain, tied to a fence p9st, with -abso
lutely no protection, and In summe
they are found in the iiane way, ex
cept that at that time Sey ae forcee
to stand in the blisterlig SriM, withoul
any shade and probably wthout any
thing to eat or water' to drink. I
costs very little to prepare such facil
ities as here suggested and it Is quit(
certain that the money invested or
them by any city or town will, h
found to be a splendid inveetment 0r
the part of the men making it.
'About Reading the Paper.
The editor of this department ha
for many years advocated the widei
reading of the agricultural papers b3
the farmers, and also the contribu
tion to these papers more of thel
personal experiences. The followinj
letter from E. C. Miller, Flora, Miss.
taken from the Southern Farm Ga
zette, Starkville, Miss., Is an exampc
of what farm papers may do for a mar
who' has some sense to start with:
Messrs. Editors: While I have beer
a tfarmer now about seventeen yearu
I was raised in a city and did noi
know What a furrow was. I do no1
want to flatter myself; but I knov
more about farming than some peopla
who have been at it all their lives
andl I got it all by taking farm paper:
and magazines. I raised a bale o
cotton on a half acre of red clay hil
land that used to be a sweet potat<
patch, and it would net make an3
potatoes. I have raised two bales oj
cotton to the acre, and hope to run-l
up to three next time. I have raise(
over 200 bushels of Irish potatoes t<
the acre. People's cattle were dying
here with the scours tron) eating fros
en cotton. Mine were' sick. I asked al
around what~ was good fot'the trouble
Nobody knew, I saw in adterm.papel
tt seroaeof iron Ma a gmo
a lfrs thpn af my iwners come t6.
t I never see, any commercial ferti
1 irer. I. use' barnyard and henhouse
3 manure and muck from the swamp;
take my scraper and dig all the mud
I from the ditches in the pasture and
haul It on the land. The ditches win
y hold water- better and cattle like it
better than pond water. I also plant
plenty ~of peas. I do not care what
anybody Says-nothing beats peas.
It should be taken into considera
tion when discussing the immigra
tion question that there are good and
there are undesirable immigrants.
Throughout the South and West there
is plenty of good land that ought to
be in the hands of good husbandmen;
there are mines and forests, and there
are the thousand and one thkigs that
people must have ffom the mills and
factories. So long as this condition
continues, -we want all sorts of good
Immigrants, and we should seek them
In the beat parts of Europe and in
England, Ireland and Scotland.
The South and the Southwest will
plant more corn this year than for
many ydars past. Corn is a crop that
toes not depend upon the cotton gam
bler, nor the whinis of the English
spinner. You have many ways to mar
ket it, and many forms into which it
may be converted. Corn is a fine crop
any and every way you look at it.
Plant good seed and give it full cul
ture, so that you will make enough to
make it profitable to cultivate it, and
justify devoting the land to its use.
Now is the season in which the
whitewash brush pays such enormous
dividends in the way of health anti
cleanliness around the place. Get you
a barrel of lime and a brush or two,
and tell the boys to "lay it on thick
and a plenty." Plenty of lime will
have a good deal to do with keeping
the hen house clear of mites, and
many a fruit crop owes its arrival at
maturity to the coat of whitewash that
the tree got. As a decodorizor and dis
infectant, lime standa- way up in tha
t list. _________
YOUNG GIRL COWBOYS
HOIDING UP TRAVELERS
RIDE BRONCHOS, ROB MEN AND
RANCHES WITH SKILL OF
Meeteetse, Wyo.-Ethel Manning,
Kate Barlow and Greta Carter, threo
Wyoming girls, ranging in age from 19
to 24 years, have of late been doing
stunts as cowboys and bapdits in
It has just transpired that last
spring they disguised themselves as
young men, and, going into Fremont
county, went to work on the range as
cowboys. They were all accomplished
and daring horse-women, being able
to ride bucking bronchos as skillfully
as the oldest broncho busters in the
west, and they uoon learned to do.
They followed the life of cowboys for
uIs.p a t n tI
terjb, go-hi eastgte
sieea mthstl whoungdihelgrngith
gseeo their saexo been peretraing
susic-up, and therowsing tiedomfn
wth rangei and adring that moreexdt
dog cxrience than tosy weered".'kbad
guises t e hey have etrtin
If places out~ onf'tKe pliinsaind taken
their money and other valuables; they
have gone to ranch houses and robbed
their occupants in broad daylight, and
they have gone to roadhouses, and, at
the point of stishooters, have held
up the men they found gathered there.
The discovery that they were wom
en was made after they had perpetrat
ed a holdup and robbery near here a
few days ago, and they eame near be
Ing captured, but they oontrived by a
bold . effort to make their escape,
and they are now believed to be oper
ating in eastern Idaho.
GHOST PROPOSES TO HER.
New Jersey Woman Asserts Spirit
Promises Are Annoying.
Newark, N. J.-Although accustothed
to dealing with every kind of mortal,
the police of the Fourth precinct found
themselves up a tree when they were
requested by Miss Mary Meehan,
whose age is a secret and who says
she lives on Fifteenth street, to ap
prehend an apparition which she said
had been annoying her with matri.
monial proposals for the past five
MIE3 Meehan told ler supernatural
tale in awed tones to .udge Merr.
She avowed that there %vas a "doctor
of hypnotism" whose first name was
Harry and who lived on Bleocker
street, who had been in the habit of
visiting her in the spirit every night.
The police, who say that she hari
been a visitor before, for drunken
ness, put some spirit writing on a
piece of paper, with Court Officer
Benkert as the medium, and the
Judge did a little spirit rapping with
the gavel and the case was dismissed
with the promise that the phantom
doctor would be apprehended.
Now the police are in a quandary,
as there is not a man on the force
who has a record for spook catching
and that's what they feel their quest
will be, for the voman said, aftei
leaving court, that in all these fivc
7ears she had never seen the "doc
tor," except in spirit.
"He promised he'd marry me and
load my fingers with diamonda," Miss
Meehan explained, "but that's as far
as it ever went."
Child's Thrilling Ride.
New Albany, Ind.-Having business
to transact in a nearby store, William
Reynolds, of this place, alighted from
his buggy, leaving his six-year-old son
holding the lines.
The animals, a spirited pair of
blacks, became friglatened- and ran
furiously down the street. They col
lided with a vehicle driven by Henry
Gueltig, in which were his three chil
dren, doing small damage. The team
then ran down Seventh street with the
boy clinging to the lines with one hand
and holding to the dashboard with the
other. The horses rNi against a tele
graph pole at Seventh and Market
Btreets, pulling the rear wheel off, and
were stopped a block further by Ar
thur Curl and Charles Miller.
In the race of over a half mile the
plucky little fellow nad clung to the
lines, and, although badly frightened,
was unhurt. The horses escaped with
a few scratches.
It was not a young woman novelist,
but Charles Bumner, of whom the late
E. I. Godkin, the New York editor
said: "He works his adjectives se
bard that if they ever catch him alone
they will murder him."-Youth's Comn
I never yet heard man or womati
much abused, that I was not inclined
to think the better of them and te
transfer any suspicion or dislike tc
the person who .appeared to take de
light in pointing out the defects ol
a fellow creature, says a writer.
Takes Some Smartness to Do That,
Whenever we hear a woman boasi
that her husband winds the clock,
wipes the dishes and puts the chil.
dren to bed we wonder if ho is smari
enough to know how to do anything
Some Bird Shooting.
Farmer Jones (to amateur hunter)
There wasn't a better water dawi
livin' until you shootin' gents took t<
borrowing 'em. Now 'is 'ide's thai
full of shots, he'd sink to the bottoni
like a brick 1-The Bystander.
FeAr and Courage,
Nothing is more infectious that~
fear and courage; but the parent'i
tear is doubled-int the child, f~r'wnri
the giant trembles .the - d!'rf musi
sa'lyfll e ih
Pigeons In I ifsN
In the Italian army all
nents 'are supplied W,*ith
eons, which are usqd for
slon of infornpation 4urtn
Military maneuvers .in
cavalry officers go thro
of instruction on the trai ot
eons for military purpo at
Withdraw intq Thy
Dost. thou too shrink WA
draw into thyself, Into th " 21,
and there, deep down, 4aV e.,
depths of the soul turnedAi 0ard1
itself, thy old life, to whic tu O
hast the key, will be bri agaiht;
thee, In all the fragrance,. 0 the frh 4
green, and the grace and po*6r of its
When Husbands Tire of Kissing.
When a wife discovers that her hus
band Is tired of having hei kiss him
she never after that neglects it. ihe
thinks it a sign that, sheis a lo ely
character because she often kisses
her husband when he doesn't Ike It.
Men are such cowards .that they never
confess that they are tired ,of kissing
their own wives.-Atchison 1lobe..
A Tennessee Utopia.
Hurrah for Big Sandyl; No blind
tigers, no slums; no kinky headed ne
groes! Good churches, good schools,
good people! Merchants are busy,.15.
borers whistling as they go to work,
children laughing as they go to school
or play, wives singing ag. they patch
their husbands' "pants."-Beuton
County (Tenn.) Star.
Time for Memory's -Help.
And now, when the blouds gather
and the rain impends over our forest
and our house, permit us not to be
cast down; let us not lose the savor
of past mercies and past pleasures;'
but like the voice of a bird singing In
the rain, let grateful memory survive
in the hours of darkness.-Robert
Value of Work.
Work Is the true friend And con.
soler of man, -raises him: aove all
his weakness, purifies and ennobles
him, saves him from temptation and
helps him to bear his burden through
days of sadness, and before which
even the deepest griefs give- way for
To Find Unlucky Days.
To find out which days bode evil
take the date of the full moon. Count
the days before instead of after this
date and multiply the number by the
number of days in the inonth, and
from the result the unlucky days of
the months are found.
Never suffer the invaluable o.
ments of thy ife to steal by M,
proved and leave thee in idlenes and
vacancy; but be always either reading,
or writing', or praying, or meditating,
or employed In some useful labor fot
the common good.--A'Kempis..
The Deep* Are Dumb.
The greatest golfers seldom tali
about their golf any more than the
greatest cricketers talk about thels
cricket. It is the enthusiastic dagtem
who enjoys conversing about ''his
"Did you know," said the nervous
man, "that Saturn has loet one of Its
rings?" "My friend," answered Mr.
Sirius Blarker, "I can find enough to
worry about right here on this earth,
Idon't have to get a telescope."
Where Currency is Not Used.
In Rhodesia the housewife needs no
money for food, if one has calico or.
salt. Native hucksters demand either
one or the other, and pocket books
and purses are useless.
Deadiy Kamchatkan Liquor,
In Kamchatka there grows. a mnsh'
room called the false orange, from
which Is made a liquor that pr~pduces
delirium and convulsions. 4'everthe
less it is a favorite beverage,
Sensitive Parts of the iody,
The tip of the tongue ils the most
sensitive part of the human body;
the tips of the fingers come next, and
third the -lps
"Dey give him tezty eaf's fer
i$' a 'possum," did tli coloie
;#."an'. de worst of: t ht5