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Figure Out the Cost nl
Before Decorating r
The be ;of anything is jjeneraily I
tli<' highest priced; but Al; tine I
— the artistic, dean and durable I
wa'l covering — is an exception. I
Alaltastinu costs much less than
v.ill p iper, paint, burlap,' or any of
the customary wall coatings, and
it's a great deal more attractive.
Alaliastine, comingin manysoft,
velvety tints, is not < inly the most
beautiful and dainty of wall cover
ing-?, but byusingit you save money
— and that's worth considering.
This Is How Alabastine
These figure are the results of
actual experience. They show just
how much Alabastine saves for the
Cost per sq. v<J.
Wall Paper .......... 5c 1
Oil Paint 1"' I
Wall I'.ipei (Wa.shal.le) . . l!»c 1
Burlap $«». I
The SanitarvWall Coating I
The saving is really more th in lf-?|
I i. shown by the figures that we |_JI
|>l have jjiven bove because you "^J"
__ in apply Alaba tine yourself — • _
■ H or il you Unit l-\plT! service. II
i^^. you may employ a~ painter or dec- _M.
3 you may employ i painter or dei ™|
orator Then when vout
I— JJ are once covered with Alal>a>tine. Ul
you do not have to scrape it oil |
■ lien you wish to redecorate. I
Simply cover up the carpel and I
' furniture and apply another coat of I
Alabastine — and you may change
the tint i! you care to This saves
half the coit of redeenration.
The Artistic Wall Covering
Ala'<a-tia<- .- :i |> iivdrr, coaies in
pr >[»tK labeled |..i km*-- ami .sells
for .".11,- a packait*" for the while, ..r
55c a package lor any of the tint-.
Alabastine will not rub ..It. or
scale ..IT. When it burden* it be
fomea a part of the walls. It will
put bright pi into a sordid and
ilinnv i.m, hi. for its -ii th, cheerful
ami harmonious tints are artistically
perfect To use Alabasititie it i- nec
essary only to mix it with coM water
and apply with a wide Hal brush.
Maba*tine is w.M by hardware,
<lru«. paint and general stores. Bui I
if you want to know more about it be I
fore buying a package, just semi tin- I
coupdii clipped from this verti.se I
ment, with your iiaiue and :uldres.«, I
and a 1' cent L*. S. .-tamp, and we will I
rend you free our Aiabastine b.».k I
which shows the various tints of I
Alabantine in colors— and tells you I
all al...ut it.
< >r. it you v ill MMid ills lite in IJ. S.
■■tamps, we will ward a ropy of I
"Dainty .ill I ).-.oialions" a valua- I
ble and Ix-aiitifully printed book, I
crammed full of HUgKCwtiona lor home I
decoration. It tell- how to estimate I
cost of materials, how to AiabaHtine I
a wall, and gives many admirable I
hints on arrangiiiK original color
The Aiabastine Co., I
914 Crandville Aye., I
71 Grand Rapids, Mich. f^ |
»J|l)cpt. 0. 105 W.lrr Si New York Cit^jjP
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SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR MAY 17. 1908
SOME LITTLE TRUTHS
A MIXED ASSEMBLY
i "J^OT only are we a heterogeneous nation in
the mass of citizens who live under our
flag, but what is more significant, the men who
lead the people represent the homogeneity
of the people who support them.
In this connection some statistics concern
ing the North Dakota House of Representa
tives furnish a really significant comment on
Of the ninety-nine members whose birth
place has been looked up. twenty-one come
from Canada, fourteen from Norway, seven
from Germany, live from Sweden, three from
England, one from Scotland, one from Ice
land, and one from Russia.
Of those who were born in this country.
nine are natives of the Badger State, five are
■ from New York, five from Michigan, four
I from lowa, four from Illinois, two from Ver
mont, two from Pennsylvania, one from
Massachusetts, and one from New Jersey.
WITH A PHOTOGRAPH
This picture isn't very good;
But. by the by. perchance I should
In justice to the artist add
The subject; tov>. was pretty bad.
— Xt.wn Waterman
THE FLIGHT OF A GREAT NEBULA
(~)XK of the most striking spectacles revealed
by telescope is that of the great nebula
in Orion. In the complexity of its glowing
streams, spiral . and strangely shaped masses.
intercepted by yawning black gaps and
sprinkled over with >tars arranged in sugges
tive groups and lines, it has few rivals in the
heawns. The impression of astonishment
made by the sight of this neb is heightened
by knowledge of its enormous size. The entire
solar system would appear as a tiny speck
Yet this tremendous aggregation of nebulous
clouds and starry swarms has been proved by
the researches of the astronomers of the Lick
Observatory to be living away from the earth
and the un at the rate of eleven miles in
every second. But so vast is its distance that
one hundred years reveal no visual effects of
the great nebula's swift retreat. It it was
near by. it would seem to become rapidly
"J^L'l'H that is labeled selfishness i> self
It would be prosely prosaic to be entirely
sane " 'Tis a mad world, my masters."
Suspended judgment is the only just judg-
It a measure of success inflates him. it shows
the mall measure of the man
Things that seem unreasonable would often
prove reasonable, if we only knew the reason.
An ignoble spur will often incite noble effort.
A happy vision to see in every goose a swan'
We speak of blind destiny when it is we that
We glance from our own problem to that of
our neighbor's, and think. "How easily
: ■ ry i >ften l>on
'.Tis better to have tried and failed than never
to have tried at all.
Ii our enemy smite- us. would it not be
charitable to suppose that he is following the
X.tt irei sure to out ; clipped wings will grow.
— Cora I.aph.mi Hazard
\U" Ix. I does the word "amen" signify.
and why is it so important in prayer
ii.i - been asked by thousands of Christians
who use the word daily at the end of hymns
and prayers. It is known that the word i^
strictly ,ii. adjective, signifying "firm." and
(metaphorically) faithful, and in its adverbial
sense, "certainly, truly, surely." It is said at
the end of prayers and hymns to confirm the
words that have preceded, and invoke the
fulfilment of them: "So be it." It is some
time said in token of undoubting assent as
at the end of the creed: Amen, "So I be
I he use of "amen " in response to the ex
pression of go, «1 wishes can be traced back to
the first century of the Christian era:' whence
is derived the medieval , -torn of suffixing
an ".mien" to every possible expression i.f
As to the '■ ri .hie and importance of the
word, however, oiilv an ingenious explanation
is found in the cabala. To understand it. it
must be known that the Hebrew letters are
also numerals, and that, according to a certain
exegetic rule called gematria. the secret >en^e
of a word can be disclosed by reducing its
letters to their numerical value, and explain
ing it ''• another of the same quantity. Ap
plying this rule to the word "amen!" it is
found that it contains both name, of tiod.
viz., Jehovah and Adonai. This will be --ecu
from the reduction of the respective names to
their numerical value by the rule of gematrn
viz.. IHVH 10 +5 + 6+5 »6; Al>\l 4v
50+10=65. Now, the name "amen." \\l\
is, i*4Of ;o=oi; hence, the sum of (jf. + t.^^
hi) the numerical values of Jehovah and
A j>oetieal account of the power of "amen"
1; given in the Talmud, lsu. xxvt.. -•. in
which the final release from hell i.~ described
as follows "After God shall have publicly
revealed the new Messianic Total (Law)
Zerabbabd will recite the Kaddtsl (a certain
red prayer. His, voice will be heard through
out the world; so that all duellers on earth,
as well .1- Jews and heathens in Hell, wiii ex
claim. 'Amen* Moved t<> pity by this Amen
from the dwellers of Hell. God will bid the
angels Michael and Gabriel release them from
Hell and place them in Paradise: which com
mand the angels will forthwith proceed to
carry out "
FACTS ABOUT BIRDS TONGUES
QXK of the C.owrnmeiit naturalist-- at
Washington has recently gathered some
tresh information concern the tongues of
Many people suppose that wood peckers use
their sharp pointed tongues as darts with
which to transfix their prey. It is true that
the woodpecker, like the hummingbird, can
dart out its tongue with astonishing rapidity,
and that it- mouth is furnished with an elab
orate mechanism for this purpose: yet. ac
cording to the authority mentioned, investiga
tion .■.'••■ object of this swift motion
is only to catch the prey, not to pierce it.
For the purpose of holding the captured vic
tim, the woodpecker's tongue is furni>hed
with a sticky secretion.
...... ... speech,
it is not surprising to learn that the parrot's
tongue resembles that of man more closely
than any other bird's, it is not because the
parrot is more ■ . ..... other
birds; but because its tongue is letter suited
for articulation than theirs, that it is able to
amuse us with its mimicry.
The hummingbird's tongue is in some
respects -.. remarkable of all It is
double nearly from end to end: so that the
little bird is able to grasp its insect prey with
its tongue, much as if it> mouth was furnished
pair of I
A GREAT ARTIST ENRAGED
J^ IA-TADEMA has told a >tory of the
late of two unsuccessful pictures of his
student days. ii-. of them was returned
unsold by the committee of the Brussels K.\
hibition in i>;.j The subject was a house
on tire, with people rescuing the victims. The
artist's fellow students were asked into Alma"
Tadema's studio, and were invited to jump
through the canvas, the owner of it leading
tlie way by leaping head first through the
The other unsuccessful effort was a large
sized square picture that came back again
and again to its creator's easel; until at last
it was cut out of its frame and given to a n
old man to use as a table cover.
The picture was praised by at least one
jH-rsoti who appreciated its excellence, so
Alma-Tadema used to declare; for the ..Id
woman was wont to .... was much
better than those common oilcloth things
that always let the water through, as the
picture ol Alma-Tadema's making «-,^ . t _• .od
thick one. with plenty of paint on it
GIVE HIM YOUR CUSTOM
The fashionable tailor
II. i . i ■[■iin-.i up
Ami botl • ■
Before hi portals stop.
Hi pnees are c;rpricious:
A. . ording t" t ".
S .in.- pay ath , .
And others not a cent.
You need no alterations;
The fittings are but few;
wear i - iiu I ■ •
\ri.i lasts tl
I rs are the latest
Though narrow in their choice:
Ii brown and reddish tinges
S«.> old his firm, he fitteil
I he ••':•.■ I man.
Then hail Old S.I the Tailor,
And hail his coat of tin'
AMUSING NAVAL ETIQUETTE
"M""!' long ago one of the vessels i the
tinted States navy called ;,t a little port
■•n the Haitian coast known t.. have a b.uterv
in its fort. The man-of-war gave the nation r
salute: but waited in vain for an answer \
little while afterward one of tile lieutenants
was sent ashore to demand -ai explanation
and was told, with many apologies th it no
powder was on hand, but that messengers h.»d
been sent to . 4 neighboring town for,it and
that the salute would Iv returned as MH.n ,s
ttu> powder arrived.
This, however, did not [.!,-. the command
ing officer pi the vessel, who sent K.ck W(>n j
that it the salute was not returned by sunset
lie would consider the incident in the fight ol
an insult t. i the United States.
In answer to this a dusky Haitian officer
covered with gilt lace and trailing a huge
sword, came on board, with the smiling re
<!<test thai a quantity of powder sufficient lor
the purpose ■ •<■ kindly lent the f..rt. whereupon
the salute would lie returned at once The
commanding officer relented, gave hun the
powder, and the booming or twenty-one gun^
vvus s. «>n heard.
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