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Taken In the Spring for Years.
Ralph Rust, Willis, Mich., writes:
'"Hood's Sarsaparilla has been a house
hold remedy in our home as long as I
can remember. I have taken it in the
spring for several years. It has no
equal for cleansing the blood and ex
pelling the humors that accumulate dur
ig the winter. Being a fanner and ex
posed to bad weather, my system is often
affected, and I often take Hood's Sarsa
parilla with good results."
Hood's Sarsaparilla is Peculiar to Itself.
1bero is no "just as good."
Get it today in usual liquid form or
shocolated tablets called Sareatabs.
Prompt Relief--Pwemaent Care
but y nQRTEDS
bt ser, eITTLK
n--do improve the complexion-'te
4oeyes. Small Pill, Small Dese,5swall ic'el
Genuine musbaz Signature
Who so neglects learning in his
youth, loses the past and Is dead for
Consti pation catuses and aggravates niany
rious diseases. it iN thoroughly cured by
r. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. 'I'ie favor
If you move to another lait this
spring you will have to get used to a
Lew set of noises and neighbors.
gror 11EEADAC(111E--111lls CAPUDINEC
whethet' fro CotisIq, IHent. Stomnnieh or
tiervouin'rotibles, ('apcitIe wiln relieve yoti.
It' h 14 it Idt --pi n 1 t t) ta eI - - l~tI 1inta1i-tu -
otely. Try it. W0c., 25c., atid 5O ceits ut drug
\Wacge-Why did Hlenpeck leave
Jag--Somnebody told him mar
rlages were mI-ado in heaven.--Jtdge.
-Open-AIr Schools Increasing.
'Sw January 1, 1907, sixty-fIvo
open-air schools for children aillicted
'vIith or predisposed to tuberc.ilosis
tiiavo been established In twenty-eight
%cities, accorlding to anl announcement
iade by tho National Association for
the Study and Prevention of Tubercu
iosis. The first. open-air school in the
United States was established on Jan
tiary 1, 1907, by the board of educa
tion of Providenco, R. I., at the in
'Ctanco of Dr. Eillen A. Stone. The
T.ext school was established in 4Iay
-of the same year at Pittsburg, and
the third at Boston in July, 1908. Ac
cording to tho reports received by the
National Association, the result of the
open-air class-work has been to re
store Inost of the children to normal
bealth and oefilciency. One of these
opeinl-ir schools or classes should be
- established for each 25,000 p)oputla
tiVon, especially In cities.
.THESE MONEY BURNERS.
MP.iss Blondsen Stocks (at Monte Car
ko)-What lu".k yesterday?
Miss Billyuns--I won twenty thou
nd or lost twventy thousand, I forget
DAME NATURE HINTS
'When the Food Ia Not SuIted.
T When Nature gives her signal that
-something is wrong it is generally
with the food; the old D~amo is always
taithful and one should act at once.
To put off the chango is to risk that
'which miay bo irreparable. An Arn
.gona ma-n says:
"For years I could not safely eat
*ny breakfast. I *.ried all kinds of
breakfast foods, but they were all
-soft, starchy messes, which gavo me
-distressing headaches. I dr-ank strong
- coffee, too, which ap~pea~red t~o benefit
ane at the time, but added to the head
achos afterwards, Toast and Coffee
?were no better, for I found the toast
"A friend persuaded me to quit cof
tee and the starchy breakfast foods,
annd use Postum and Grape-Nuts in
-stead. I shall never regret taking his
"The change they have worked it
igne is wonderful. I now have no mort
'tat the distressing sensations in my
'stomach after eating, aind I never havi
any' headaches. I have gained 1i
pounds in weight and feel better it
every way, Grape-Nuts make a do
ticilous as well as a nutritious dish
and I find that Postum Is easily di
gested and never produces dyspopsis
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Get the little book, "The Road t<
:lW'ellile," in pkgs. "There's
Ever' read thAe atmve letter? A new
.s,,se appeas from time to etie. Thel
s* genauiae, true, -ad full of hum..
(Copyright, 911. by Ass:
I0; could never bring my
self to marry a coward.
I've inade up my mind to
that, Jim. Father says you
are one, and the worst of
it is 1-I can't deny it."
There was a note of sor
rowful regret in Jessie Leighton's
voice as she uttered this decision.
"I know I am a coward," Jim Bar
low acknowledged humbly, as he
sauntered along the country lane be
side her. "I've been afraid of things
aver since I was frightened so in that
horrible railroad accident when I was
a little chap. Try as I may I can't
seem to help it."
"Aunt Martha says a man that's
half a man should be able to protect
a woman from every danger," Jessie
continued, as if she had not heard
her companion. "And a coward never
could do that. Why, Jim, in battle
you'd run away the first minute you
sighted the enemy, before even a sin
glo gun was fired, you know you
.Jim lBarlow's handsome, bronzed
ftace lushed with anger.
"Your Aunt Martha hasn't ever
needed any man to protect her," he
jerked out. "What does an old maid
know about what a man should or
should not do, anyway? And there
isn't any war, nor likelihood of it,
that I know of, so I don't think you
need fret about whether I could face
the enemy or not."
"Now, don't get cross, Jim," Jessie
begged. "I didn't mean to be unkind.
I suppose you can't hell) not being
brave. llut when a girl trusts her
wholo future to a man's keoping she
wants him to be brave---she wants to
bo able to look u1) to him and respect
"I'(d make you a goo(d husband, Jes
sie." .li pleaded earnestly. "I'm not
a half bad follow, and I've a fairly
good ed11ucation. I'm not afraid to
work, either; and to my thinking that
counts for more in these days than
"Now, Don't Get Cross, Jim."
mere phlysical bravery. I own one of
the best farms around here, and I
have something in the bank besides.
I can give you as comfortable a home
as a gir'l could wvish. I hate to see
you go on drudging at school teach
ing, year after year. when I know
you detest it. If you didn't care for
me, it wvould be bad enough, but I
could bear it like a man, and not say
a wvord more. It's the knowledge that
it's only my cowardice that's keep
lng us ap~art that nearly (drives me
crazy. If I could only (10 something
to prove to you that I could be br'avo
- -that I could protect you from every
danger- but I can't, I can't."
Jim's tones had become tragic, and
his face showed the anguish he felt,
though Jessie could not see that in
the fast gatheing dlarkness.
Ills words smote ho)' hear't, how
ever, and the tears fillled her blue
''Please don't take it so hard, Jim,"'
she besought him self-reproachfully.
"I'd do as you want me to in a mlin
utte if I 'ouldI. Perhaps some time
you'll do something that is really
bravo and then---" YHere her voice
ifaltered and (lied out.
Jim plunged forward in gloomy si
lance, lie knewv his own limitations
too weoll. Ilesides, her unfinished sen
tence showe'd him that her hope of
bravery on his part w'as small.
As Jessie quickened her Bteps to
keelp pace wvith those of her silent
companion, she heartily wished that
she had not permitted Jim to see her
home. She might have kbown what
would happen! This made tho third
time Jim had proposedl to her, and it
was very hard for her to keep on
The two young people were so ab,
sorbed by their own unhappy
thoughts that they failed to notice the
fast gathering clouds, which made it
much darker than the hour warrant
ed, until .Jessie whis brought to a sud
den realization of her surroundings
by a big drop of rain on her face.
"Oh, Jim, I do believe it's going
to rain," she cried, in dismay.
"That's so," said Jim, arousing him
self, and scanning the sky. "L~ookm
as if we might have quite a down
"Oh, what shall we do?" gasped
Josale. "We are half a mile front
clated Literary Press.)
home, around by the road, and there
isn't a house near. My best hat will
"We'll have to run for it, I guess,"
"Couldn't we make a short cut
through Farmer Gifford's pasture?"
Jessie suggested. "His creatures are
all in the other pasture now, you
"The very thing," Jim agreed.
He let down the rickety bars, and
the two started across the field.
When they reached the middle of
the pasture Jessie came to a full
stop, clutching her companion's arm
frantically, and shrinking close to his
"Oh, Jim, look!" she breathed.
The dim outline of a member of the
bovine family loomed up huge and
startling, in front of them.
"It's that dreadful animal of Henry
Potter's," Jessie shuddered. "Oh,
what shall we do?"
Jim's face blanched beneath Its tan.
A shudder of fear swept through
him. He cowered back a step or two.
Terror was on the point of over
mastering him. Then a thought
flashed Into his mind. He remem
bered having seen a couple of men
at work in this very lot that after
Courage filled his heart.
Here was the very chance he had
longed for--well, not exactly that,
but one that would answer as a make
shift, he reasoned-to show , Jessie
that he could be brave on occasion.
A look of grim determination
settled upon his face as he smothered
a slight feeling of shame for what he
was about to do.
Then lie called out, "Run for the
fence, Jessie. I won't let him hurt
"Oh, .iin, I can't go and leave you,"
"Run." Jim commanded in a tone
that she could not refuse to obey.
She ran as she had never run be
fore, stumbling over hummocks with
out heeding them, and sobbing aloud
111e a child, fron sheer excitement.
"How cruel I have been," she
thought. "And to think he, in spite
of his fear. was ready to risk his life
for me! Oh. how ashamed I am!"
Jim did not move from the stand
he had taken before the huge, gloom
shrouded figure. until Jessie had
reached the fence in safety, and had
climbed over it.
Then he did a curious thing.
He deliberately turned his back
upon his adversary, which, by the
way, had apparently not moved a
muscle since Jessie had first spied
it, and ran.
The great form still stood like a
graven image where he had left it.
With a bound Jim vaulted lightly
over the fence.
"Oh. you are brave," Jessie sobbed.
clinging to him. I'll never forgive
myself for calling you a coward. You
wvere splendid. Oh, Jim. I take every.
thing back-everything. I do love
Again Jim smothered a feeling
akin to shame, as ho stooped and
kissedl the sweet, tear-wet face, up
raised to his.
On his way home, a little later Jin
stoppledl in at Farmer Gifford's.
"There's an animal in your south
pasture I'd like to buy," he sah'. with
"Why, there ain't any animal there
excep~t that cow sign-board Potter's
men put up there this afternoon."
twelve-year-oldl Willie Gifford burst
"You shut up, bub," his father com
Then ho gave Jim an understand
"Saw you and your girl going
through there awhile back," he re
mar-kedl. "I guess nothing serious
would happen if the thing disap
peared r-ighut now. Potter didn't even
ask leave for putting it there. Only
dlon't leave any kindlings lying
Just as the towvn clock struclk
12 long dIrawn-out strokes a supreme
ly happy man climbed the fence ol
Farmer- Giffor-d's south pasture, and
soon, by the light of a lantern, an
ax wvas singing to the tune of "All's
Fair in Love and WVar."
Bunt the man would have been con
siderably surp~risedl could ho have
heard a blushing faced girl whisper
lng to herself, in the seclusion of her
"Oh I hope Jim will never find
out that I saw llenry Petter's meni
putting that sign-board up. HIe
would never forgive me for know
ingly playing him such a trick. Bunt
I couldn't help It. I had to have an
excuse for accepting him."
During the Trial.
"When I got through with my re
marks," saidl one lawvyer-, "the jury
wvas in tear's."
"Yes," replied the other; "they prob
ably r'ealized then that y-our poo01
client hasn't a chance in the wvorld."
The Amateur Plumber.
"So far as I know, Twobble has ab
solutely no crotchets."
"On the contrary, Twobble rides ene
of the miost expensive hobbies imag
"You surprise mec."
"Hd has an idea that he cas men4
a brak in a water pipe."
WAVE OF GRIME
Criminals of Every Class and Sex
Run Amuck in 'Empire.
CITY PRISONS ALL ARE FILLED
Nobles, Officials, Students, Outlaws,
Police, All Are Carried Along In
the Vicious Flood Which Is
Spreading Through the
St. Petersburg.-A fresh wave of
crime and violenco is sweeping over
the Russian empire; in its flood are
carried aristocrats, officials, students,
desperadoes-all alike. The prisons
overflow with political and other pris
oners; in almost every university, col
lege and high school collisions be
tween the students and police con
stantly occur. Daily revelation is
imade of bribery and theft by the high
est officials, some of whom have been
the czar's favorites. Of ill this not a
word is published by the press, but
the news spreads-h-avels under
ground among the revolutionaries;
travels over the heads of the people
to those in the court circle.
Gen. Benebott, chief of police of
Moscow, a friend of the czar, was ac
cused of forgery and of protecting dis
reputable houses. An investigation
by Senator Neidhart proved that the
police functionary had been taking
bribes and committing other crimes.
The czar has permitted his friend to
Ten million dollars has disappeared
from the coffers of the Siberian rail
way. Several railway olicials are
under suspicion, and an investigating
committee is trying to learn what has
become of the money.
Princess Lebanoff-ltostovsky has
been placed under technical arrest
and her imansion has been searched.
The grand duchesses and grand dukes
have been guests of the princess, even
the czar has visited her. The kins
woman of a former influential cabinet
minister, Princess Lebanoff-Rostovsky
Train Hold-Up In Russia.
has played a great role as grande
dame, and~ has managed the affairs of
the fled Cross society and handled its
money, It remains a mystery whether
her disgrace is caused by a political
intrigue or by the dIsappearance o1
Red( Cross funds.
More than 100 students have beet1
arr-ested in St. Petersburg during the
last week. Simultaneously the stu
dents have been in conflict with the
police in Kieff, Kazan, Moscow
Tomsk and Odessa. It was almosta
pitched battle in Odessa; six persom~
were killed and 50 wounded.
Four men, masked andl armed
seIzed, bound and gagged the agent
at the liablanitza railway station
Polen, at midnight. They robbed thi
isafe of $3,000 in cash and destroyed
all the tickets and documents in the
o!lice. Twelve desperadoes, armec(
with the best repeating rifles, haltet
a train near' Tchieliabinsk in broat
daylight, bound the engineer' ami
postatl agent, stole $7,500 from the pos
tal car safe andl escaped.
SEA'S WINTER DEATH TOLl
One Hundred Vessels Wrecked anc
125 Lives Lost on North AtlantIc
In Severe Storms.
Boston .-F:lly 125 persons per
inhed in accIdents which befell Nov
flnglalnd, Canadian and Newfoundlam~
vessels, or other craft which met dis
aster in western upper North Atlani
tic waters during the fall and wvin
ter- season now ended. It is impos
sible to announce the exact numbe
of lives lost as a missing Glouceste
schooner, the Ella M. Goodwin, wvitl
her- crow of ten men may yet be afloa
in northern ice fields, and as statis
tics of lest Newfoundland fishermer
In all 100 vessels wer~e ashore
sunk, abandoned, burned or in co]
lision during the last sIx months. 0
the number 7~5 were schooners
seven steamers, seven barges, three
barkentines, two barks, two brigan
tines, two tugs, one a $25,000) auxil
lary steam yacht and one a p)owe
boatt. Sixty-five of the 100 were tota
wrecks, the majority halling fronr
New' England ports. The loss of lit
oi stranded vessels was greatest or
the Massachusetts and Newfoundlani
We cordially invit . all ginne
proved ginning machinery to visi
in May and see the wonderful
machinery under actual ginning
number of fine ball games and ot
Company will endeavor to make
of the time. This is an importa
all interested parties will come.
trip will have their expenses refu
will come so we can provide
LUMMUS COTTON GIN CO]
WITH THE PJ
China cuts off her queue ,and the
rest of the world-claiming to be
more civilized-curls it and puffs it
and wear it. Queer freak of fashion.
A consignment of the new Paris
skirt has reached New York. It is
really somewhat bifurcated, it must
be admitted, but please do not call
it or them trousers, plead the dress
A Frenchman has proposed a law
taxing all the cats ,in Paris. We
would like to know, however how
he proposes to collect the tax from
those that appear only after midnight?
If the Baltimore papers are right, a
lady pickpocket is doing business in
that city. They should encourage her
to marry the gentlemanly burglar and
begin life anew.-Cleveland Plain
The St. Louis Times has discovered
the first violator of tile pure food law
-"Yankee Doodle," who stuck a
feather in his cap and "called it mac
aroni." Perhaps a violator of tile
ga:nu law also. What kind of a
feather was it?-Los Angeles Herald.
Pearson llobson will give us a story
for boys. Certainly his speeches were
largely fiction, but the old boys would
not read and he may now pass them
According to tho census, there is
to every square mile in Nevada only
seven-tentlis of a muan. To find the
rest of 111111 you uilst just step over
into the next Square miile.-Memphis
The report that 100,000 tobacco
growers will raise no tobacco this
year will, we presume, have no ef
fect on the cigarette industry.-St.
To enliven the libretto of The Girl
of the Golden West, its peri'rmeirs
should interpolate that great Italio
American classic, My Greata Biga
Brother Sylvest.-ChIcago Journal.
Tile "jinswinger," which has been
designated the official dress coat of
Oklahoma, is described by the gover
nor of that state as "any old thing
whose tails will flap in the breeze."
This seems to promise a new lease
of life for tile old-fashioned night
"Helen pink" is a now shade nam
ed for tile daughter of tile president,
Miss Helen 'Taft. We know somo1
girls wvho are real fetching in other
colors, but who look like Helen p11nk.
A young mnan in Wyoming seated
himself over a hundredweight of dyna
mite and then exploded it. And the
energetic cor'oners of four Wyoming
counties, says the Cleveland Plain
Dealer, held separate inquests with
tile usual fees.-Albuquerque Journal
If the good die young, must we
suppose the bad become oldest in
habitants and lie about their ages,
theO weathler and sundry other things?
The statement of a New York soci
ologist that with forty feet of ground
and a g-oat lhe could easily keep tihe
w"olf from tihe door' indicates thlat the
wolf has a discriminating sense of
Two wvaiters of twenty years ago
inl tile Congress hlotel at Chicago now
ownI a contrlOlin~g interest in this val
uable proper'ty. Perhaps this is an
other~ exemplifieatin of thle force of
thle adlage that ever'yting comles to
thlose w~ho walt. But you've got to
kee'p hustling whlile you're waiting.
T1he~ 1)0or womhen have been handed
another~ lemlon. The laundr'ymen re
liuse to (do the 1)eek-a-boo waists by
t IChe pound.-Penclahl Journal.
P'ear'y has given Is medals to tile
nation, but the removal of tihe duty
Ion hides probably prevents Doctor
Cook from doing likewisc.-Yor-k Dis
Half of Chicago's Sunday mail is
said to consist of love letters. Theo
customary holding hands Saturday
nighlt seems to leave an unsatisfied
All accomplished contr'ibutor to
the World's Work discusses the cost
rof living unsder tile hleadinlg, Making
Bo11th Ends Meet. But only a miracle
Iworker could make one end meet
Iwithlout the othler.--Louisville Cor-ier
'The excitement concerning what is
called the new "hiar'm" skirt seonms to
1)0 unwarranted, It is nothing more
-than the divided skirt whichl a few
sensible American women hlave been
wvearing for nearly twenty years in
order to enable them to r'ide safely
and comfortably in the saddle.-Ro
chlester (N. Y.) H~erald.
"It has leaked out that King Man.
nel was playing br'dge when lhe lost
his crown and kIngdom," says tile
itichmond Tlmes-Nispatch. Not a few
bridge players fare even worse than
thlat and lose their heads.-Danville
rs and others interested in im
t'Columbus, Ga. the first week
L,unmus Air Blast and Brush
conditions. There will be a
her sources of pleasure, and this
their visitors enjoy every minute
it demonstration and we hope
A'hose who purchase on this
aded. Write us at once if you
WPANY, COLUMBUS, GA.
This is the season when the "Black
Hand' is conspicuous in the South.
It is extended, however, not with re
volver or dirk in Italian fashion, but
for "Crismus gif'."-Colunibia State.
The proportion of unmarried women
in America is growing larger each
year. Is It because the men are too
diffident or the girls too discriminat
ing?-Los Angeles Herald.
That wvoman who married a burglar
who had robbed her probably figured
it back by going through his pockets
while he was asloop.-WVshito.
. The Richmond papers are complain.
ing of "the Ninth street swamp" in
that city. It they had that swamp in
Norfolk or Charleston they would be
calling it a harbor.-Bristol (Tenn.)
"Give tho wicked Bernhardt a wide
berth " demands a Boston divine.
What for? There are enough fat peo
pie to fill the wide berths.-Brockton
A young man in Indiana killed him
self because lie could not understand
Poe's poetry. What would he 'have
done if he had been reading Brown
Again It is reported that the hoop
skirt is coming back. Not If the wear
ers have to pass tho 'Williamson build
Ing in Cleveland and the Flatiron
building in New York. - Cleveland
"Music hath charims," remarks the
New Orleans Picayune. Leaving
aside the fact that this can scarcely
be called a 'scoop," we hope the Pie
ayuno didn't have in mind an electric
It doosn't require nmuch provocation
to have one-self arrested, nowadays.
An American in London has been
pinched because he had 2,000 $1 bills
in his possession. And it was only
the other day that Explorer Peary es
caped a like fate by pawning his over
coat with the waiter to pay Mrr his
dinner. What the safe mona is
follow can say with certaiwy.-Roch
ester Her.d .. ..-,.c/
Time ,lone can tell whether that
carload of motherless and fatherless
habies shipped from New York to
Texas went from bad to .worse.-Des
The rumor that Kansas has develop
ed a popuilr movement dliscrediting
whiskers sounds like a charge of - po
litical backsliding--Washingtoni Star.
Chantecler is a queer thing to be
staged in this .skeptical age, and to
orginate in hardheaded France, and to
have Maude Adams, petite as she is,
for the masterful title r-ole. Can she
really crow?-Buffalo News.
According to Trho News and Courier
a Charleston girl recceived fifteen
proposals in one week. But it is not
recor-ded that she accepted either
Montgomer-y (Ala.) Advertiser.
If these tearful scenes bectween (log'
loving and childless wvomen and clerks
continue to be enacted in our hotel
corridors because of irefusal to allowv
the pups to be taken into the guest
rooms, some kindhearted Iloniface will
be justified in erecting a canine hon
telry in the capital. city'.-ltichmiondl
Folks who have lived long with
the continual bark of the wolf just
outside their door wvill get a little
snicker out of the firm name of Urf,
Uff & Uff, Kansas City, .\o.--Buiffalo
Harry K. Thawv can pay ono-fifth
of his debts. This announcememt sur.'
pr-ises those peole whlo thought that
the lawyers had got all of Th'law's
mioney.--Pensacola News. ,
A stocking stiletto is the latest
weapon to be usedl by wVomen, and this
handy wveapon of dlefenmso is said to
be attached to the garterm. T1hie light
against long hatpins is no doubt the
cause of women adopting a newv weap
On In place of the time-lhoneored hat.
P'eary, It applear-s, walked fifty-flve
miles in fifteen 'hours. Pooh! Cook
must have done twvice as well, at
least. Otherwise lie would never
have reached the pole. - Cleveland
American Industries has a special
ar-ticle on How an i'mnergoncy Cur'ron.
cy Works: The liaragraphoirs' union
knows how emorigency currency
works. Usually it purchiasos br-eak.
Woman has invented the term hus.
bandette to denote the man Whose
wife is wiser- and stronger than 'ie Is.
Huhi! Why not cmravenotto? By the
way, sonme now word( is wanted to do
scrib~e some1 iroughnockcs in womani's
gna-b doing carttail orator-y nmdeu- the
yellow flng at saloonid d110(oors do
mandinug votes.-Nowv Yor'k Toelogranm.
"Medical recor'ds ,show," says a
nor-ve specialist, "that Per-soins who
are not loqual~cious have always been
remar-kedh for- their good health," Let
himi explain that to his wiie.--Cloe-o