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BEDS FOR COWS.
' In drying off a cow it ls customary
tot to milk her entirely dry the last
few times: But one week after this
her udder should be milked thorough
ly dry, said a speaker at the Wiscon
sin farmers' course. If this, is not
done the small amount of milk left
in her udder may cause garget. The
farmers were urged to lay a floor^of
Inch boards on top of the cement
floorings for cows and calves. Gar
ret, caked udder and rheumatism
hayo resulted from cows lying on ce
ment floor. Experience shows that
Calves are much more comfortable
when they lie on boards over the
. Good Crops in Mexico. -
Good crop conditions are reported
from all parts of Mexico. The sugar
case crop which is now toeing har
vested is Ihe largest in the history
o! the country, while the yteld of cof
fee exceeds that of any previous year.
There ia. a shortage of corn and wheat
In some sections, but the prospects
aro favorable fer good oops of these
two cereal? this year.-Moody'* Maga
.Uncle .Jeptha-The railroad is
Sellin' tickets te? Chicago fer $4.
They can't afford io do lt at thal
price. Uncle Steven-No; -that's
what Hiram said. He went an* bought
nine ticket's an' didn't use one of
'em. Said If he had money enough
he'd keep on buyin' till he'd busted
up the hull railroad monopoly. He's
got it in fer the trusts. Hlhas-Puck.
' A, NATURAL TIMIDITY.
\New Arrival (cautiously)-"Can I
put my valuables In the safe?"
St. Beter (loftily)-"No necessity
for that up here. What are you
.New AiTrlvaWWell, I've had so
'much trouble with some of "those im
pregnable institutions down in New
York that I feel kind of nervous."
THE DOCTOR'S EXPECTATIONS.
"I am glad to find you so much bot
.ter, old man. Does the doctor expect
'?you. to be out soon?"
"I think he expects me to te out
the amount of his bill. He sent it
in to-day."-TLe Catholic Standard
AM He Had.
' Wife-What do you mean by bring
ing those muddy feet in here?
' Husband-'Scuse me, m'dear (hie);
"did'n' have any othersh t'bring. Had
hard tlihe gettin* theesh in.-The Bo
i ANTIDOTE ?OK SKIN DISEASES
- That's what TETTEBIXZ ls; And ic is moro.
It is an absoluto cure for eczema, totter,
ringworm, erysipelas and ail other Itching
cutaneous diseases. In aggravated casc3
of these afflictions Its curt? ba-ve been phe
nomenal* It gives instant relief and effects
jKTmanont cures. 50c. at druggists or by
mall from J. T. SHUT mix E, Dopt. A, Sa
Forbearance-is one of the virtuos
our enemies do. not possess.
Hicks' Cupadinc Cares Headache,
Whether, from Cold, Heat, Stomach, or
Mental Strain. No Acetunilid or dangerous
drugs. It's Liquid. Effects immediately.
10c. 25c., and 50c., at drug stores.
Once an. anny medico, now major
general, adjutant general and boss of
th? whole military works, Fred Cray
ton ^Ainsworth' is .fifty-five years old
and still climbing. According to peo
ple who know, Ainsworth is as am
bitious as Julius Caesar or Napoleon
Bonaparte, and has a heap more
sense than either. Just now the gov
ernment is saving $500,000 with every
^passing year owing to its adoption
.of a card Index system Invented by
General Ainsworth which makes the
full history of each and every pen
sioner and soldier immediately avail
. able. He knows everybody In Wash
ington, and everybody knows him
?nd lies him. Happy days, general!
Increace in Lunacy.
Within tho last half century, there
has been a remarkable Increase bf
lunacy in ireland. In 1901 tnere were
25,050 lunatics in Ireland, or one in
every-179*of the population. In 1851
lhere were enly 350- in the entire
county' Antrim *and Belfast, but to
day- there are 2,300, an increase of
:t,95Q. In 1881 the percentage of lun
atics per 10,000 of the population in
langland was"30.4, in Scotland 34, and
In ireland 30.5. Last year the fig
ing, and perhaps this is not a mat
ures were: England 40.8 per 10,000
of the population: Scotland, 45, and
'ireland 56.2.-Boston Herald.
NOW THE ENGAGEMENT IS OFF.
.She-I've just been to New York
J cr thrge weeks.
He (absently)- Why didn't you ask
ter my copy?
Note-All jokes on "Three Weeks"
will hereafter be throttled, and de
stroyed.-Cornell Widcw. ^
Some men cannot tell the truth
until they get mad. So. 29- 'OS.
Athlete Finds Better Training Food.
Ii was formerly the belief that to
become strong, athletes must eat
plenty of meat.
This is all out of date now, and
:taany trainers feed athletes on the
veil-known food, Grape-Nuts, made
of wheat and barley, and cut the meat
down to a small portion, once a day.
"Three years ago," writes a Mich,
man, "having become interested In
athletics, I found I would have to stop
eating pastry and some other kinds
"I got some Grape-Nuts and was
soon eating the food at every meal,
for I found that when I went on the
track, I felt more lively and active.
"Later, I began also to drink
Postum in place of coffee and the way
I gained muscle and strength on this
diet was certainly ?reat. On the day
ot a field meet In June 1 weighed 124
pounds. On the opening of the foot
bill season in Sept., I weighed 140.
I attributed my fino condition and
good work to the discontinuation of
Improper food and coffee, and the
using of Grape-Nuts and Postum, my
principal diet during training season
"Before I used Grape-Nuts I never
felt right in the morning-always
kind of 'out of sorts' with my stom
?eb. But now when I rise I feel good,
and after a breakfast largely of
Grape-Nuts and cream, and a cup of
Postum, I feel Uko a new man."
."l.TSere'a a Reason."
Name given by Postum Co., Et tu o
Creek, Mich. Hoad "The Road to
Wellville," In t-kgu.
Ever rood tho abuvo letter? A now
os? appear? from time to time. They
art* genuine, true, and IuU u? human
Formal Declaration of Principles of
the Democratic Party as Set Forth
By the Denver Convention.
Following is the Democratic nation
We, the representatives of the
Democrats of the United States in
national convention assembled, af
firm our belief in, and pledge our
loyalty t otlie principles of the party.
We rejoice at the increasing signs
of an awakening throughout the
country. The various investigations
have traced graft and political cor
ruption to the representatives of pre
datory wealth and laid bare the un
scrupulous methods by which they
have debauched elections and preyed
upon a defenseless public through
Ihe subservient official* whom through
have raised to place and power.
The conscience of the nation is now
aroused to free the government from
Ihe grip of those who have made it
a business assat of the favor seeking
corporations; it must become again
a people's government, and be admin
:stre."< in all its departments accord
ing to the Jeffersonian maxim of
''Equal rights to all and special priv
ileges to none."
"Shall the people rule?." is the
overshadowing issue whietjManifests
itself in all the questions now under
The Injunction Flank.
The courts of, justice are the ' bul
work of our liberties and "we yield
to none in our purpose to maintain
their dignity. Our party has given
to the bench a long line of distin
guished judges who have added to the
respect and* confidence in which this
department must be jealously main
tained. We resent the attempt of the
Republican party to raise a false is
sue respecting the judiciary. It is
an unjust reflection upon a great body
of our citizens to assume that they
lack respect for the courts.
It is the function of the courts to
interpret the laws which the people
create, and if the laws appear to work
economical, social or political injus
tice, it is our duty to change them.
The only basis upon wbcti the in
tegrity of our courts ca i stand is
that of unswerving justice and pro
tection of life, personal liberty and
property. If judicial processes may
be abused, we should guard them
Law Should Be Modified.
Experience has proven the neces
sity of a modification of the present
law relating to injunctions and we re
iterate toe pledge of our national
platforms of 1S96 and 1934 in favor
of the measure which passed the
United States Senate in 1896 but
which a Republican Congress has ev
er since refused to enact, relating to
contempts in Federal courts and pro
viding for trial by jury in cases of
Questions of judicial practce have
arisen especially in connection with
industrial disputes. We deem that the
parties to all judicial proceedings
should* be-treated with rigid imparti
ality and that injunctions should not
issue ^n any cases in which injunc
tions would not issue if no industrial
dispute were involved.
The expanding organization of in
dustry makvs it essential that there
should be no abridgement of the right
of wage-earners and producers to or
ganize for the proection of wages
anrt the improvement of labor condi
toins to' the end that such labor or
ganizations and their members^should
not be regarded as illegal combina
tions in restraint of trade.
We favor the eight-hour day on all
We pledge the Democratic party to
the enactment of a law by Congress,
as far as the Federal jurisdiction ex
tends, for a general employer's-lia
bility act covering injury to body, or
loss of life of employes.
We pledge the Democratic party
to the enactment of a law creating
a department of labor, represented
separately in the President's Cabinet,
which department shall include the
subject.of mines and mining.
The Railroad Plank.
We assert the right of Congress to
exercise complete control over inter
state commerce and the right of each
State to exercise just as complete
coutrol over commerce within its bor
tVe demand such enlargement of
the powers of the inter-State com
merce commission as may he neces
sary to enable i.t to protect persons
and places from discrimination and
extortion and to compel the railroads
to perform their duties as common
farriers. We favor the efficient super
vision and ral-e regulation of railroads
engaged in inter-State commerce. To
this end we recommend* the physical
valuation of the* railroads by the in
ter-Statc commerce commission, such
valuation to take into consideration
the original cost of construction and
all elements of valne that will render
the valuation made fair and just. We
favor such legislations as will prohi
bit the i*ilroads from engaging in
business which brings them into com
petitions with their shippers, also leg
islaton wheh will assure such reduc
tion in transportation rates as condi
tions will permit, care being taken to
avoid reduction that would compel
a reducton in wages, prevent adequate
sendee or do injustice to legitimate
We heartily approve the laws pro*
hibiting the pass and the rebate, and
we favor any further necessary leg
islation to restrain, correct and pre
vent such abuses.
.We welcome the belated promise of
tariff reform now affected by the Re
publican party in tardy recognition
of the righteousness of the. Demo
cratic position on this question; but
these people cannot safely entrust the
execution of this important work to
a party which is so deeply obligated
to the highly protected interests as is
the Republican party. We call at
tention to the signigeant faet that the
promised relief was postponed until
after the coming election-an elec
tion to succeed in which the Repub
lican party must have that same sup
port from beneficiaries of the high
protective taiff as it has always here
tofore received from them; and to the
further fact, that during years of un
interrupted powed no action whatever
has been taken by the Republican
Congress to correct the admittedly
existing tariff iniquities.
Wc favor immediate revision of the
tariff by the reduction of import du
ties. Articles entering into competi
tion with trust controlled products
should be placed upon the free list:
and material reductions should be
made in the tariff upon the necessa
ries of life, especially upon articles
competing with such American mau
ufactures as are sold abroad mor
cheaply than at home; and gradu?t
reductions shoul? be made in sue
other schedules as may be necessar
to restore the tariff to a revenu
Existing duties have given to th
manufacturers of paper a shelter be
hind which they have organized com
binations to raise the price of pul
and of paper, thus imposing a ta:
upon the spread of knowledge. W
demand the immediate repeal of th
tariff on pulp paper, lumber, timbe
logs and that these articles be place*
upon the free Kst.
Publicity of Campaign Contributions
We demand Federal legislation for
ever terminating the partnershi]
, which has existed between corpora
tions of the country and the Republi
can party under the expressed or ira
plied agreement that in return fo
the contributions of great sums o
money wherewith to purchase elec
tions they should be allowed to con
tinue substantially unmolested ii
their efforts to encroach upon th
rights of the people.
Any reasonable doubt as to the ex
istence of this relation has been for
ever dispelled by the sworn testimony
of witnesses examined in the insur
ance investigation in New York, an<
the open admission unchallenged b;
the Republican national committee o
a single individual, that he himsel:
at the personal request of thc Repub
lican candidate for the presiden^
raised over a quarter of a million o;
dollars to be used in a single Stat*
during the closing hours of the las
campaign. In order that thi? prac
tice shall be stopped for all time, w
demand the passage of a statute pun
i?hing with imprisonment any office
cf a corporation who shall eitho
contribute on behalf of, or consent t<
the contribution by a corporation o
any money or thing of value to bi
used in furthering the election of j
President and Vice PresuVnt of th?
united States or of any member ol
ll:? Congress thereof.
We denounce the action of Lhi
lier'.iblican party, havi,.?- <?ome;</r<
onlroi of the Federal gevernmc "t
for its failure to pass the bill intro
doced in thc last Congress to com
pel the publication of toe names < j
contributors and the amounts con
irib;.ted towarl campaign fe ads, au:
point to the evidence of their in
sincerity when . they sought by ar
absolutely irrelevant &n? impossible
amendment to defeat the passage oj
Tho Rights of the States.
Believing with Jefferson in "th?
support of the State governments ir
all their rights as the most competenl
administration for our ?imestic con
cerns and the surest bulwark againsH
anti-republican tendencies" and ir
"the preservation of the general gov
ernment in its whole constitutional
vigor, as the sheet-anchor of oui
peace at home and safety abroad.';
we are opposed to the cenfralizatior
implied in these suggestions, no*
frequently made, that the powers ol
the general government should be
extended by judicial construction
Economy in Administration.
The Republican Congress in sessior
just ended has mar1*; appropriation!
amounting to . $1,003,000,000, ex
ceeding the total expenditures of th?
past fiscal year by $90,000,000 and
leaving a deficit of more than $60,
000,000 for the fiscal year. We de
nounce the needless waste of th(
people's money which has r?sult?e
in this appalling increase as i
. shameful violation of all prudenl
conditions of government, as no les;
than a crime against the millions ol
working men and women from whose
earnings the great proporition o?
these collossal sums must be extorted
through excessive tariff ; exactions
and other indirect methods.
We favor a generous pension policy
both as a matter of justice to th?
surviving veterans andr their de
pendents and because it tends to re
lieve the country of the necessity of
maintaining a large standing army.
We repeat the demand for internal
development and for tbe conservation
of our natural resources, contained in
previous platforms, the enforcement
of which Mr. Roosevelt has vainly
sought from a reluctant party and to
that end we insist upon the preserva
tion, protection and replacement of
needed forests, the preservation of
th.e public domain for home seekers,
the protection of the natural resources
in timber, coal, iron and oil against
monopolistic control, the develop
ment of our waterways for naviga
tion anr? every other useful purpose,
including the irrigation of arid lands,
the reclamation of swamp lands, the
clarification of streams ,the develop
ment of water power and the preser
vation of electric power generated
by this natural force from the con
trol of monopoly; and to such end, we
urge the exercise of all powers, na
tional, State "and municipal, both sep
arately and in co-operation.
. Panama Canal
We believe the Panama canal will
prove of great value to our country,
and favor its speedy completion.
The panic of 1907, coming without
any legitimate excuse, when the Re
publican party had for a decade been
in complete control of the Fedral
government, furnishes additional
proof that it is either unwilling or
incompetent to protect thc interest*
of thc general public. It has so
linked the country to Wall Street
that the sins of the speculators are
"Visited upon the whole . people.
We favor an income tax as part
of our revenue sj'stem and we urge
the submission of a constitutional
amendment specifically authorizing
Congress to levy and collect a tax
upon individual and corporate in
comes to the enc> that wealth may
bear its proportionate share of thc
burdens of thc Federal government.
The constituional provision that a
navy shall be provided and main
tained means an adequate navy and
we believe that the "interests of this
country would be best served by
having a navy sufficient to defend
the coa?ts of this country and pro
tect American citizens wherever their
rights may be in jeopardy.
Popular Election of Senators.
We favor the election of United
States Senators by direct vote of the
people and regard this reform as
the gateway to other national re
Other planks in the platform call
for an immecVate declaration of th<
nation's purpose to recognize the in
dependence of tho Phillipines; de
nounces the growins increase of office
hollers under tho Republican admin
istration as in -Healing a d?lib?r?t;
purpose to continuo the Republicans
in power; demands that the House of
Representatives shall again become a
deliberative body, controlled by a ma
jority of the members and not by the
Speaker; favors an immediate, liberal
and comprehensive plan for improv
ing every water course in the Union;
condemns the action of the.present
Chief Executive in using the patron
age of his high office to secure the
nomination of one of his Cabinet of
ficers; pledges the party to the en
actment of a- law to regulate the rates
and services of telegraph and tele
phone companies, calls for honest and
rigid? enforcement of the civil service
laws, favors the immediate admission
of Arizona and New Mexico as sep
arate States, declares that rides anl
regulations in relating to free grazing
lands should be left to the people
of the States where the lands are sit
uated ; favors the extension of agri
cultural, mechanical and industrial
education, believes in the upbuilding
of the American merchant marine
without new or additional burdens
upon the people and without bounties
from the public Treasury; favors the
application of principles of the lanri
laws. Of the United States to Hawaii,
in tue interest of homesteaders; de
mands for the people of Alaska and
Porto Rico the full enjoyment of the
rights and provisions of a territorial
form of government; favors Federal
aid in the construction and mainten
ance of post roads, deprecates the use.
of the navy for the collection of pri
vate debts, and advocates the organi
zation of all existing national public
health agencies into a national bu
reau of public health ; insists upon the
full protection of our citizens at home
and abroad) and demands that all over
the world a duly authorized pass
port issued by .the government of the
United tSates to an American citizen
shall be proof of thc fact that, he is
an American citizen and shall entitle
him to the treatment due him as such.
Horrible Tragedy At Home of
North Carolina Merchant
SHOT DEAD WITH HIS OWN GUN
Two White Men Enter Home of Mr.
John M. Morris ia search of Money
..and When He Awakes Shoots Him
With His Own Gun.
M?nroe, N. C., Special.-Two un
known white men, one clad in the
garb of a woman, entered the home
of Mr. John M. Uorris, a well-known
farmer-merchant of the county liv
ing two miles east of Weddington
Academy, at 3 o'clock Saturday
morning to burgularize it; Mr. Mor
ris was awakened by the intruders
amii shot dead in his bed by them,
his own gun being used, and the bur
glars made good their escape after
securing a small amount of money
from the home and store of the mur
?*?he explosion of the gun awakened
Mrs. Morris, who was sleeping with a
child in another bed, and she found
the bed on which her husband lay on
fire. This r-he. thr?W on the floor and
extingmsh?d andi saved the house
from being burned. By the light of
the flames, she recognized the two
assassins as white men, one of them
wearing a dress, supposedly as a dis
Coroner Sykes, empaneled .a jury
and held an inquest, examining about
fifty witnesses. t The verdict of the
jury was that MT. Morris came to his
death at the hands of unknown par
sons. Two white men of the' neigh
borhood, however, are suspected of
the bloody crime and the officers are
now searching for them. These sus
pects lok) parties that they were g"
ing away, saying to some that they
were leaving for -a picnic in Stanley
county and to others that they were
coming to Monroe, and it may bp
that these are the burglar-assassins:
The home of Mr. Morris is located
in the same building in which he con
ducted a store, and robbery was what
led to the brutal murder. When tho
burglars entered the sleeping room
they found Mr. Morris' gun in a
rack on the wall and when he awoke
shot him with it before he could
move. The assassin was standing
within a few feet of the bed and the
rYscharge of the gun set the bed
clothes afire. The load entered* the
dead man'.5 side just below the ribs,
tearing a great hole through tho
body. Death was almost instantan
eous. The gun used with such deadly
effect was carried off by thc burglars
when they fled.
Mrs. Morris, bereft of her husband
in a moment and without warning.
and with no protection left her, not
?ven a pistol, and with two assassins
just leaving the house, was terrified
beyonrli bounds, but her self-possess
ion did not leave her, and with the
child clinging to her side in fright,
and not understanding the catastro
phe, she went outside and gave the
It was a weird sight which met thc
gaze of the first hurrying men who
came to the rescue. Tho dead man
lay half way across the bed where he
had been peacefully , sleeping only a
few minutes before. The burned bert
clothing told another part of the
story, and an open door in the house
where the two men, who were seen by
Mrs. Morris escaping told thc re
mainder of the story.
Men with lanterns, and armed for
an emergency, sought about the house
and store for traces of the burglars
and assassin, and scoured the nearby
sections but without avail. The
burglars had successfully eluded de
tection and were doubtless making
tberr hasty retreat from the scene of
the crime when the sea'chcrs arrived
on the scene.
About $25, which Mr. Morris was
known to have in his possession at
the time, was missing when, ii) tho
early irray of the day, friends of
the stricken woman, who had come
to her aid, instituted a more system
atic search than could be made in thc
darkness of the night. Out in the
back yard of the dwelling which was
a store, with rooms built to the side
for the family, was found the pants
of thc dead man with the pocket?
rifled. Mr. Morris had about $12 on
his person when he closed his store.
Says tho Baltimore American:' A
sound mind In a sound body ls still
the college Ideal, and there never will
be a return to the days of cadaverous
scholarship:!, when tho student went
through the dull round of study with
out appeal to his physical nature, at
the age when tho demands of the
latter are closely linked to health and
success in thc bullio of Ufo.
A Gentle Hint.
Senator Fulton at his annual Ore
gon salmon dinner In Washiugton,
told a tipping story.
"In Astoria," he said, * there used to
be an old fisherman who brought me
the first of every month a present of
a splendid sal moa from his master. I
always gave the old fisherman a tip.
."But one morning I was very busy
and when the old man brought the
fish I thanked him hurriedly, and for
getting his tip bent over my. desk
again. He hesitated a moment, thee
cleared" ?his throat and said:
"Senator, would ye -be so kind a*,
to put lt In wiitin* that ye didn't give
me no tip this time, or my wlfe'l!
thlmk I've went and spent It on rum.,r
The hostess who dislikes serving
cheese, marmalade, sauces and cat
sups in their Jars or bottles has found
the silver covers, which were pro
vided for them a few years ago, a
It I3 only recently, however, that
the prices of these covers were not.
prohibitive for the housekeeper on a
small income. Now, fortunately, the
boxes to hold cheese, caviar, marma
lade and covers for catsup and sauce
bottles come in plated silver. vThey
are so reasonable in price that tho
'woman of moderate naeans need no
longer be deprived cf these dainty ac?
cessorles to a well-served meal.
New Haven Register.
ROOTS FOR THE BROOD SOW.
Roots may be sliced or pulped and
mixed with the grain or may be giv
en whole as a noon feed to the brood
?ow. Some care must be used in
feeding roots, as they are laxative
In effect and if fed In excessive
amounts may bring about profuse ac
tion of the bowels. Some eastern
farmers recommend the use of sil
age. If neither is available, clover
or alfalfa hay, sheaf oats or corn fod
der may supply the bulkey require
ments of the ration with good result?.
Charcoal, ashes and salt should be
accessible at all timer-Weekly Wit
The literary style of men of action,
when these men have a stylo of their
OTvn, probably owes- its -excellence
largely to the lack of that self-con
sciousness, maintains The Diai, that,
painful striving for effect, which mani
the utterances of men of letters, "Tne
mere writer," says the London Specta
tor in a late instructive article, "who
must, like a silkworm, spin out his
precious material from inside him,
can hardly hope to rival the man o?
genius whose imagination has been
quickened and whose tongue bas been
loosened by what Burke calls the 'ov
ermastering necessities' or events."
The men who make writing a profes
sion are commonly the men who dc
not do things to write abcut, as
Walter Bagshot used to complain;
and, he might have added, the men
who do things are us lally too modest
to write ?bout them.
The director of a Philadelphia bank
not long ago spoke to his wife with
reference to her account, whioh had
been overdrawn. To his suggestion
that the matter should be seen to at
once, the wife replied that she would
immediately adjust the difficulty. A
day or two after that the husband
Inquired whether she had done what
"Certainly," replied the wife; "I. at
tended to that matter the very next
morning after you first spoke to me
about it. I sent to the 'bank my check
for the amount I had oveedrawa."
A Candid Answer,
Here ls an Incident that really oc
curred In a school In a Massachu
A little girl -was discovered In the
aisle between the desks performing
antics, when the teacher, who had
stopped out of the room for a few
minutes, after first reque?t/lng the
children to be orderly, returned.
"Why do I see you there and not
In your seat, Nelly?" asked the teach
"Because I did not see you coming
back," answered Nelly promptly.
Nev/ York Times.
LATE FLUFF DUFF.
Stone enough dates to make a cup
ful, st ev/ until tender, then put
through a colander. Mix with a cup
ful of. sugar in which a teaspoonful
of cream of tartar has been sifted.
Seat the whites of five eggs with a
pinch of salt until perfectly stiff. Add
the yolks of two and whip again.
Now mix lightly, little by little, with
the sweetened dates and turn Into a
buttered baking dish. Sprinkle over
the top a half cupful finely chopped
nut meats and bake in a moderate
oven fifteen minutes. Serve with
cream, plain or whipped.-Washing
Turtle Soup For All.
T view with unspeakable loathing
"The Simple Life." I deem it a mor
bid recrudescence of a bad ancestry
which ruined its digestion by sur
feit or starvation, and transmitted the
disease to its offspring. It is the relic
of mediaeval mysticism and religious
individualism. Of course, the fact is
that under a rational system there
would be champagne and turtle soup
for all the heads and gastronomic or
gans that could stand such "potent
herbs."-Victor Grayson, M.P., in the
A SIMPLE WARDROBE. *
A bedroom door closed to another
apartment may be converted into a
wardrobe by nailing a shelf above 1he
liri el of the door and putting hooks
beneath, and also along the closed
i'jor beneath. Hang cretonne curtains
(rom thc shei.' to the floor and tack
them on the sides to the door jambs
Lo keep out the dust.-Boston Post.
Admiral Capps will join the fleet
in thc Pacific to consider recent
criticisms of armor belt line and other
for the education of Far
young or old, who are unabli
Thirty Day Scholarships
will complete you. Big demi
?nee Course year round, W
"Jenny Kissed me," Too.
(With the gTim knowledge that the
Hunt heirs will shoot on sight.)
Sarah kissed me when we met,
So did Kate and Sell and Dora,
So did Jane and Violet,
Dolly,* Claribel and Flora.
They all liked me pretty well,
And-dear girls!-they never hld
I don't like to kiss and tell-..
Still, they did lt.
Later in the day I met
(And saluted) Maude and Daisy,
And I also kissed Cozette,
Clara, Julia, Ruth and Maisie
0, I'm sorry for Leigh Hunt.
I who've had so many, many!
While .poor Leigh's one vaunted
"Was with Jenny.
-(H. S. H., in Richmond Times-Bl*
Everything ?n Proportion.
For many weeks the irritable mer
chant had been riveted to his bed
by typhoid fever. Now he was con
valescing. He clamored for some
thing to eat, declaring that he was
"Tomorrow you may have some
thing to eat," promis?d the doctor.
The merchant realized that there
would be a restraint to his appetite,
yet ho aaw, in his vision, a modest
steaming meal placed at his bed
"Here ls your dinner," said the
nurse next day, as she gave the glow
ering patient a spoonful of tapioca
pudding, "and the" doctor emphasizes
that everything else you do must bo
In the same proportion."
Two hours later the nurse heard a
frantic call from the bed chamber,
"Nurse," breathed the man, heav
ily, "I want to do some reading; bring
nie a postage stamp."-Harper's
It is a puzzle to me that native
Americans are, as a rule, unsuccess
ful in the conduct of restaurants,
cabarets, posadas, inns and other
eating-houses. It seems that we must
forever depend cn the Frenchman,
the Hungarian, the German, the Itali
an or the Syran, and now and then
the Spaniard, fer good meals a la
carte or table d'hote at a reason
able prie?. Once in a while the
Irish come to the front and are amaz
ingly successful. I suppose there
ls a knack in the business which
Americans have not a?quired.-New
In Mississippi where the Govern
ment pays little attention to ro:ids,
the value of-farm property has In
creased .38 per cent in five years. In
Illinois where hundreds of miles of
hard roadways have been constructed
since 1900, the average increase of
farm lands has been almost 60 per
cent., notes the New York Americau.
Thia country will have arrived at its
highest point of prosperity when there
is a better system ?f canals, when the
great rivers are dredged and made
navigable, when every State is grid
ironed with hard roadways. The sen
timent for national action concerning
these needs is so strong and so in
sistent that it must ultimately bear
The Wrong Tense.
^Dorothea's father was sitting be
fore a 'window In hia country home
with Dorothea on his knees. He was
looking across the fields with unsee
ing eyes, when the lassie broke in on
his reverie with, "What are you look
ing at, papa?"^
"I was locking i-'o the future, my
"The future, papa! I though It waa
into the pasture!"-Harper's Weekly.
Her mother: '"I should rather you
would net go sailing with that young
man, Clara; I don't believe he knows
a thing about a sailboat."
Clara: "Oh, tout he does, mama;
he showed me a letter of recommen
dation from a New York firm he used
to work for, and they speak very
highly of his salesmanship."-JCircle
She Liked That Best.
"I suppose you did all the theatres
and amusement places on your trip
to London, Mrs. Com eu p?"
"Yes, but at most of the shows they
talked so much and I didn't know
what it was all about."
"Which did you like tho best?"
"Oh, the Christmas pandemonium
-'as so nice and quiet."-Balti
The cynic says there are two kinds
of people in the world-bad ones and
those who have not been found out.
PROOF FOR TWO CENTS.
If Voa Suffer With Your Kidneys and
Hack Write to Thia Mau.
G. W. Winney, Medina. N. Y.. In
vites kidney sufferers to write to him.
To all who enclose
postage he will re
ply, telling how
Doan's Kidney Pills
cured him after he
had doctored and
bad been in two dif
ferent hospitals for
pain in the back,
when stooping or
lifting, languor, dizzy spells and rheu
matism. "Before I used Doan's Kid
ney Pills," says Mr. Winney, "I
weighed 143. After taking 10 or 12
boxes I weighed 162 and was com
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Thought without action is an evil,
and so is action without thought.
The Old Standard GROVE'S
system. You know what you a:
is simply Quinine and Iron in a
mers, Clerks, Merchants, War
3 to classify and put the corre(
i in our Sample Rooms, or six
and for cotton graders and cott
lite at once for further particu
y?MWi nunn it?tii
%\ Thc Planter's loan::
S : and Savings Bank jj
% ; Augusta, Ca. ; ;
- ? Pays Interest on Deposits, ..
- * Jfr Accounts Solicited. . .
^ LC.H?YNF., CHAS. G. HOWARD\?
- . RESOURCES OVER $1,000,000. ..
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEMEIDAY, JULY 18, 1908.
?M-11 ll 1 H-Ml l-l M IIWA
THE NATIONAL .BANK OF AUGUSTA, J ;
AUGUSTA, GA. , ,
L. C. HAYNE, CHAS. E. CLAJiK, ..
Surplus & Profits $190,000.03.
The business of our out-of-town friends
'$* receives the same careful attention aa. t.ii nt
.j* of our local depositors. Tho accounts of
?careful conservative peoplesolicited.
How many American women in
lonely home's to-day long for this
blessing to come into their lives, and
to be able to utter these words, buts
because of some organic derange
ment this happiness is denied them.
Every woman interested in this
subject should know that prepara
tion for healthy maternity is
accomplished by the use of
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S
Mrs. Maggie G?mcr, of West
Union, S. CjWrites to Mrs. Pinkham :
"I was greatly run-down in health
from a weakness peculiar to my sex,
when Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound was recommended to me. It
not only restored me to perfect health,
but to my delight I am a mother."
. Mrs. Josephine Hall, of Bardstown,
Ky., Tirites :
"I was a very great sufferer.from
female troubles, and my physician failed
to help me. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound not only restored mo
to perfect health, but I am now a prout?*
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For thirty years Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been tho
standard remedy for female ills,
and has positively cured thousands ol.
.women who have been troubled with,
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
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periodic pains, backache, that bear
ing-down feeling, flatulency, indiges
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Why don't you try it ?
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick
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She has guided thousands to
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Keeps the breath, teeth, mouth and body
antiseptically clean anil free from url?
healthy germ-life and disagreeable odors,
which water, soap and tooth preparation*
alone cannot do. A
fecting and deodor
izing toilet requisite
of exceptional ex
cellence and econ
for inflamed eyes,
throat and nasal and
uterine catarrh. At
drug and toilet
stores, SO cents, or
by mail postpaid.
Large Trial Sample
WITH "HCALTH ?ND BEAUTY" BOOK BENT Ff! XE
THE PAXTON TOILET CO., Boston, Mas*.
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troubles. Cores Heaves.
Coughs. Distemper ta*
I ons UM and recommend
1 Drugglats win gai thoa.
Price 60c at dealer, Mc by
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PRUSSIAN REMEDY CO., ST- PAUCMINN.
WRITE TO US
regarding our preposition to handle our
artlcln called Peraplrodor. You are not
a canvasser or agent We want you Just
to give our samples away rCi/our friends
to have them te-it thc mc. its of tho iv tlelo
ami for doln? this vre pay you liberally. Wnte to
ns at once. PERMI'! Ito POR CO., tif.^ Ave
nue and 'l'li ? ri y-f ?KI n li Street, New \ c.-k.
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iu jote ?odavs. Trial treatment
given free. Notbiogcan bc fairer
Write Dr. H. H. Green's 8on?v
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ens guaranteed. Railroad (area
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loe determines its style. It's the part
upon that demands the proper lines
nee between SKREEMER shoes and
ide on a special, natural foot-form
reason ore absolutely comfortable,
these f hoes
es out Malaria and builds up the
inted on every bottle, showing it
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anufacturers, and all others,
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