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from woman's ailments are in?
addresses here given,, for positiv;
Vegetable Compound does core f(
. Chicago, II!. -Mrs. Aire?a Sperling, ll Lang
Lindley, lad.-Mr?. May Fry.
.Kinsley. Kans.-Mrs. Stella Gifford Beaman.
Scott, N.Y.-Mrs. S. J. Barber.
Corn?TsJlTillo, N.Y.-Mr?. Wm. Boughton.
Mil vf nu kee. Wis. -Mrs. Emma Imse', 883 1st
' Ckanre of LIP?.
. Sooth Bond, Ind.-MIT, Fred Certia. 1014 S.
Noan, Kant icky.-Mn. Linio Holland.
Brookfield, Mo.-Mrs. Sarah Loosignont, 2W
. S. Market St.
Paterson. N.J. - Mrs. Wa Somerville, 195
. Hamburgh Avenue.
Philadelphia, Pa. - Hrs. K. E. Garrott, 2407
^ North Garnet Street.
Kewaskum, WI?.-Mr?. Carl Dahlke.
Maternity Trouble*... .
Worcester, M asa. ??Mis. Desvira. Cot?, 117
Indianapolis, Iud.-Mrs. A. P. Anderson, 1207
E. Pratt Street.
Big han, Pa.-Mri W. E. Pooler.
. Atwater Staion, O.-Mrs. Anton Muelhaapt.
Cincinnati, Ohio.-Mrs. E. H. Maddock*, 2U5
Mogsdore, Ohio.-Mrs. Lee Manges, Box 131.
' Dawittville, N.T.-Mrs. A A. Gile*.
Johnstown, N.T.-Mr?. Homer M. Saarn an, 106
-' E. Main Street.
' Burton vi ow, 111.-Mrs. Peter Langenhahn.
Hampstead, Md.-Mrs. Jos. H. Dandy.
Adrian, Ga.-Lena V. Henry, Boute No. 3.
Indianapolis, Ind-Bessis V. Piper, 29 South
Lonl?vllle, Ky.-Mrs. Sam Lee, 352? ?onrth St.
South West Harbor, Main?, m Mrs. Lillian
Bobbins, Mt. Desert Light Station.
Detroit, Mich. -Mm. Frieda Rosenau, SM
MjldruiQ A enuo, German.
M osier. Il ls. -Mrs. Mary Ball.
Li?oQlw. Iud.-Mrs. Eliza Wood, R.F.D. No. 4. .
Melhonxne, Iowa. - Mrs. Clara VTatermann,
E. F.D. No. L \
Bards to wa, Ky.-Mrs. Joseph Hall.
Lewiston, Maine.-Mrs. Henry Cloutier, E6
HInneapolln. Minn.-Mrs. John G. Moldan,
. 2115 Second Street, N.
Shamrock, Mo.-Josie Ham,' K.P.D. No. 1;
Marlton, N.J.-Mrs. Goo. Jordy, Route No.3,
'. Box 40.
Chester. Ar lc,-Mrs. Ella Wood.
Oelllo, Ga.-Mrs. T. A. Cribb.
Pendleton,. Ind.-Mrs. May Mac3hall,R.R.?H.
Cambridge, Xeb.-Mrs. Nellie Moslander. |
These women are only a few of
the power of Lydia E. Pinkham's V
diseases. ??ot one of these women
fonn.for the use of their names in
ing that we should refer to then
do other suffering women tb ]
Vegetable Oompc and is a reliable
Statements made in our advertise
troth and nothing but the truth.
SPOHN MEDICAL CO., Cl
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Remove? ali swelling in S to ss)
days ; effects a permanent cnn
in ?to te days. Trialtreatsneat
brea free. Kethiajrcan be faire?
. Write Or. H. H. Creon's &9M.
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Bice's Goose Grease Lini
ment is made of pure
enese jrreasc (and other
remedial agents! recog
nized for seneraUons as
Invaluable for Pneumo
nia, Colds, Grip, etc. Try
Rice's Goose Grease Liniment
For these aliments--It relieve?
speedily and cure? permanently.
25c-At .all Druggists and Dealers-25c
IfiOflSE GREASE COMPANYS8*0*0'
You Are In Danger
ii you let that cold run on. Neg
lected colds cause incurable dis
eases. Don't risk your health.
Keep a bottle, of,
in yonr nome.'lt's the safest,, sorest
and quickest remedy for colds ever
compounded. For Cough-, Bron
chitis, Pleurisy, Inflammation of the
Lr:a gs, in fact, all diseases caused
by neglected colds, lt has no equal.
Recommended and sold by drug
Three sLzebollla, $1.00, 50c, 25c
in the purchase of
t is an absolute
guarantee of pur
ity and quality.
.For your own
it is on the side of
every keg of white lead'
MUMAL LEAH C?RFAKT
1SU Trinity SvlWIat. *** Talk
Restores Grey Hair te Natural Oolor
???SOVBS BANBNUFF AOO ?OU?F
?alig?rete* ead prevent* tb? bair from falling oS
Far Sato ty Orvr.ffhXo, er ??nt OHreot ty
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Use ia tba*. "
ited to T7rite to the names and
? proof that Lydia E. Pinkham's
Ooel en, Ala.-Mrs.W. T. Dalton, Routo No. 3.
Chicsgo, lll.-Mrs. Wm. Tully,?5 Ogdon Av.
Paw Paw, Mich.-Mrs. Emma Draper.
Fluaiing, Mich.-Mrs. Burt Loyd, B.F.B.
3 To. S ; ear? of ti: A. Sanborn.
Coff, ?ville Miss.-Mr?. S. J. JQH?. '
duo uuatl, Oblo.-Mn. Flora Aar, ISC2 Srnst
CloT<|lau(L O bio -Misa Lizzie St elgor, 6510
Sleet Avenue, S.E.
Kerrin, DI.-Mrs. CL**. FolkeL
Wine hester, Ind.-Mrs. May Deal
Dyer, Iud.-?Mrs. Wm. Ober loh. R. F. D. So. L
j Tait I moro, Md.-Mn. W. S. Ford, 1038 Lant
J downe Street.
j Boxhory, Ma*a.-Mrs. Francis Merrle,13Field
Clari sdale, Mo.-Mles Anna Wallace.
Guvs. ?Ho, Ohio.-Mri. Ella Michael, K.K.D.3.
Dayt-m, Ohio. - Mrs. Ida Hale, Box 23, Na
tional Military Home.
Lebanon, Pa.-Mrs. Harry L. Kittie, 233 Leh
a an Street. ?
Svlcei, Tent.-Minnie HnlL
Detre it,Mich.-Mts. Louise Jung ,332Chestnut
Vince unes. Ind.-MK. Syl. B. Jeranld, COS Sk
T with Street.
Gardiner, Maine.-M rs. S. A. Williams, B. F.
D. Ho. 14 ; Box 39.
Philadelphia, Pa.-Mra. CUs. Poll, 2407 H.
Plattsburg, M : si. - Miss VernaWl Ik es, R. F.D.1.
Wllllinantic, Conn.-Mrs. Etta Donovan, P ox
Woodside, Idaho.-Mrs. Rachel Johnson.
Bockland, Maine.-Mrs. Will Yoong, 6 Col
Dayton, Ohio.-Mrs. F. E. Smith, 431 Elm St.
Erie, Pa.-Mrn. J. P. Bndlioh, B. F. D. No. 7.
Beaver Falls, Pa.-Mrs. W. P. Boyd, 2109
Seventh Avenue. J
Fairchance, Pa.-Mrs. L A. Dunham, Box 152.
Fort Hunter, Pa.-Mrs. Mary Jano Shut to.
East Earl, Pa-Mrs. Augustus Lyon, K.F.D. L
Vienna, W. Va.-Mrs. Emma Wheaton.
Oronoco, Mo.-Mrs. Mae McKnight.
Camden, N.J.-Mrs. MMe Waters, 451 Liber
Joseph, Oregon.-Mrs. Alice Huffman.
Philadelphia, Pa. - Mrs. John Johnston, 210
Christiana, Tenn.-Mrs. Mary Wood, R.F.D.
Pecos, Texas.-Mrs. Ada Young Eggleston.
Grani oville, Vt.-Mrs. Chas. Barclay, R.F.D.
thousands of living witnesses of
egetable Compound to cure female
ever received compensation in any
this advertisement-but are will
j because of the good they may
?rove that Lydia E. Pinkham's
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ments regarding its merit are the
?died very n^uiy. The slci:are cured, and aU others tn
ile, no nmuer liow "axpoRod," kept from narine the
y using ilPOKVB LIQ JU' DISTEMPER CCRr.. Give
?goo or ti. feed. Act? on ?be blood and expels po rm?
nj of distemper. Best rem? dy ever known for marcs In
bottle guaranteed to cure one case. 60c abd ?1 a bottle;
dozen, ol druggists and harness dealers, or sent exproa?
laou'actc rera Cut show* bow to poultioe throats. Our
let gives, everything. Local agent? wanted. Lar.reat
rae remedy tn ?xlstence-twelve years,
waists Md BteicrtoJoEi?tx Goshen, Ind.. U. 8. A.
To commonplace people the extra
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de Ri tz.
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It's easy enoug;h to recognize the
sy mp '.-.omi! of poor paint, after it has
been on awhile-after its inherent
tendency to crack and peel and scale
and Mister, etc., has developed into
trouble. know these paint "dis
eases" usually indicate adulteration
or substitution In the paint materials.
And you know the only remedy is re
A little knowledge of paint and
painting requirements, and how to
make sure of the purity, and quality
of materials, would prevent all trou
ble, aid save the big ex tra. expense of
re-painting; just as a proper knowl
edge of simple health-laws, and ob
servance of them, prevents sickness.
A complete painting guide, includ
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cations for all kinds of painting work,
and aa instrument for detecting adul
teration in paint materials, with di
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by writing National Lead Co., 1902
Trinity Bldg., New York, and asking
for Houseowner's Painting Outfit
A very simple guide in the pur
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"fis the mind that makes the body
Piles Cured in ? to 14 Days.
Pazo Ointment is guaranteed to cure any
caaeof Itching, Brina, Bleeding or Protruding
Piles La 6 to U days or money refunded. 50o.
Opinions are a good deal like old
shoes-a coat of polish makes consid
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Bed, Weak, Weary, Watery Eye? 7
Relieved by Murine Eye Remedy. '
Compounded by Experienced Physicians.
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Murine Doesn't Sryart; Soothes ?Ey? Pain
LitUe bantams are great at crow
Rheumatism, Neuralgia and i>ore Throat
will not live under the same roof with
Hamlina Wizard Oil, the beat of all reme
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There is no wisdom like frankness.
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Whether lrom Colds, Heat, 8tom ach pr
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., Many Children Are Sickly.
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children,
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SHAFTING, PULLEYS, BELTS
L0MBARB IRON ?ORKS. A0QU9TA. SA.
THE VIOL, AND HARP A
Oh, "wondrously.,.w?8tful .andAen
Flayed by thevioi and harp ai
I think I could sit in the ah ado v
"Wrapt in the'spell of the strai
With j'ou, O my dreams, I coull
Delighted ana soothed by the
That weaves and upbuilds me a
Poured from the viol and harj
Visions and memories waken th;
Stirred by the viol and harp J
Phantoms of flowers and of son
Risc at the sound of the haun
The sweep and the sAvny of the
Charm and enchant me and fl
As I dreamily sit in the shadow
To the soog of the viol and h
The good man and the evil man
walked along together side by side;
they journeyed into the desert to
gether in search of fortune and ad
venture. The good man was good,
and was not elated, for he owed all
to the grace of God. The evil ?man
was evil, and took no shame, for it
was ordained- that he should do evil.
They walked along side by^ side the
desert track, while the sun blazed
down upon them, and their feet sank
into the heavy sand. Some days they
walked, toiling all day in sand and
resting at night on .the ground.
Food ran low, and waterj for each
carried his own store. The good
man's bottle failed first, and he was
faint and thirsty,- and the desert
stretched dry before them. "I can go
no farther," said the good man; "give
me a drink from your bottle, lest I
die in the drifting sand." "Why
should I do good?" the evil man re
plied. "I will give you no water to
drink." The good man struggled on,
and, fainting, appealed. again for
water. "I will not give you water
without price. Let me pluck out one
eye of yours, and I will give you one
cup of water." The good man sank
down 'in the sand and vainly strug
gled to rise. ''If I lose one eye," he
said, "1 shall still be able to see the
bright world and see the faces that
I love." So the evil man plucked out
one eye and flung it on the ground,
and then gave him a cup of water.
The good man rose refreshed, and
they continued their .journey to
gether. Again they slept in the sandy
desert and struggled on next day, but
the sand still stretched before them
and the way was long. The good
man felt the heat again and cried out
for water, but the evil man refused.
The good man fainted, and appealed
again. "Shall not the evil man do
evil? Give me your other eye and
? will give you another drink." The
good man said to himself, "It ls bet
ter to be blind than to die, for life is
sweet, and I shall still hear the voices
of my friends." So the evil man
plucked out the other eye, and then
gave him another drink. Then the
two went on together, the good mah
and the evil man, .hand in hand. As
the evening fell, lights of a town ap^
pear ed ahead, but the good man did
not see them. The evil man led him
along till he came to, a deep, dry
well on the edge of the desert. "Stop
here, friend," he said, and thrust him
In and saw him fall. "Shall not the
evil man do evil?" he said, and
laughed as he went towards the city.
There he found food and refreshed
himself and went upon his way. But
the good man lay in the well, bruised
and hurt and blind.
As he lay there, night fell and lt
grew dark, though It was now always
night to him, save in his heart, where
the sun still shone. He heard the
pad of wild beasts walking round the
well, and soon he heard their voices
and knew that he could understand
what they said. A lion and a jackal
and a wolf gathered round the well.
Said the others to the lion, "How do
you keep so fat and sleek, though
game is scarce in the land?" "Game
is scarce," the lion replied, "and I
must go far to kill, yet there is a
place in the desert, a withered oak
tree near a stone; beneath are burled
the treasures of seven kings. When
I am hungry I lie there, and the
thought of the riches below fills me
"But when the "lion hungers the
Jackal hungers; how do you keep so
well, j?ckal?" "I, too, have a secret,"
said the jackal. "West of the city,
In the grove, is a white flowering
plant. The very s.ight of the leaves
gives comfort to the hungry, and it
has virtues to cure lepers. There I
lie and am happy. But. the wolf has
a secret, too."
"Yes," replied the wolf, "I, too,
have a secret. In this well grows a
fern which gives sight to the blind
and strength to the weak. I am here
now to smell it and to get strength."
The good man lay below and lis
tened, and knew that God had heard
him. He lay till dawn broke and the"
animals stole away. Then he arose
and felt with his hands, and found
the fern, and, breaking off some
branches, rubbed them on his face
and smelt them; and at the touch
sight came again to him, and the
smell brought healing to his wounded
body. He saw the sun again, and
felt his strength return, and gave
thanks to God. Slowly he clambered
up the ruined well till he stood on the
bank above, and saw the world again,
and the city amidst green palms and
glistening springs, brightening in the
He went on alone to the city, and
as he reached the gate he saw a
proclamation and heard a herald who
beat upon a drum and cried aloud to
all who heard. He cried that the
king's daughter, who was "his only
child, was ill of a leprosy, and that
he who cured her should have her to
wife and the half of his kingdom.
The people listened and cried with
grief and beat their brests, for they
loved their king and knew that bis
daughter was as beautiful as the day.
The good man was filled -with pity
for the grief of the king and for the
whole people, and for the daughter
whom men said was so beautiful.
Swiftly he hurried away west of the
city and searched the grove for the
white flowering plant of which the
jackal had spoken. He found the
ND THE REEDY BASSOON
.der the .somnolent measures
ad "the reedy" bassoon!
rs and listen forever
ige ?fcd ^enchanting soft-tyne. ' . '
d linger and listen forever,
somnolent flowiof the tune, .. .
tangle of i-magical* music . ,
> and the reedy' bassoon. > '
at long have, been sleeping,
md the reedy bassoon;
fa of the faraway summers
ing and eloquent tune. ?
plaintive and somnolent measures
ood all my thought with the tune
and listen delighted
arp and the reedy bassoon.
-John Bussell Hayes, in Lippincott's.
plant and joyfully brought it back,
and running to the palace, cried to
be brought to the king's daughter, for
he could cure her disease. They
brought him In, and he laid the plant
upon her and she saw it, and lt
brought peace to her trouble, and
she was made whole and was in very
truth as trautiful as, the day. Then
the king m lered and the drums were
beaten ar he guns fired, and procla
mation c i that tho good man had
cured the ucess and that he should
marly he ones. So the king gave
him his ghter in marriage, and
there wai sat joy and feasting, and
the king ? .ve him the half of his
kingdom to rule over and all were
Weeks passed and the king re
joiced in.hls son-in-law, and the peo
ple in their, ruler, and most of all the
king's daughter in her husband. One
day it chanced that the good man
rode' in tho streets with many fol
lowers and. horses and elephants,
when he -saw the evil man clad in
rags passing through the street. He
stopped his. train, and, dismounting,
ran to the evil man and embraced
him and kissed him. He threw a robe
upon him and set him upon an ele
phant and brought him to his own
palace. Here he entertained him and
nfade much of him and praised him,
saying that he owed all his good for
tune to him.
The evil man's heart was filled with
jealousy. He went before the king
and spoke to him, saying, "Do you
know what sort of man you have for
a Bon-injlaw, you who are so proud?
I have known him from a child, and
he ls the son of a scavenger, one of
the very pariahs whose touch is pol
lution." The king rose in fury and
cast his son-in-law into prison, and
the evil man laughed and went his
When the king's daughter begged
her husband's life, and he was
dragged before the king for judg
ment, the good man said: "Have 1
done evil to you or good that you
should believe evil of me? I am no
pariah; but I come of royal blood.
I was poor and outcast, but I count
my fathers for a thousand years, and
am the child of the sun and the moon
even as you are yourself, and as I
told you before. Thus shall you know
thatl^am no mean man, give me
camels'and I will go fetch my treas
The king gave him camels and
men, and he went and dug beneath
the,withered oak tree near a stone of
which the Hon had spoken. There he
found the treasure of seven kings,
gold and silver and Jewels without
number. He loaded up the camels,
and sent for more and more again,
andsyet again.-.tlll the city was filled
with wonder, aDd the king's treasure
louses overflowed. The king believed
his word and knew that he was no
pariah's son, and took him back to
his palace and begged his forgiveness,
rhe good man now ruled the kingdom
and did justice, and all men loved
Again, it chanced that he rode in
the city, and the evil man came by,'
returned to see the effects of his evil.
Again, lie good man ran to him and
kissed him, and brought him to his
palace, and treated him with honor,
naming him the source of all his good
fortune. Shall not the good do good,
and the evil do evil, for so God has
appointed, and who shall gainsay?
The evil'man. full of wonder, asked
him how all had befallen him, and
the good man told him all from the
beginning, and hid nothing from him.
The heart of the evil man was filled
with jealousy and evil, and he took
counsel how he could destroy his
benefactor. So he went to the dry
well bu the edge bf the desert, and
climbed down, hoping to hear the
animals ' talk and to learn new se
crets. When night fell the animals
came back-the lion, the jackal, and
the wolf. Said the lion: "My treas
ure is gone, and I go hungry. Who
has robbed me?" "My flowering
plant has gone," replied the jackal;
"someone has done this thing, some
George Washington, the first
Presided over these United S
John Adams next attained t
And after him great Thomas
Succeeding him James Madis
And James Monroe, with fev
John Qu inc v Adams next .coi
And then old Andrew Jacksc
After eight years, Van Burer
Then Harrison, who lived bu
John Tyler filled the unexpii
And then came James K. Po
Zach Taylor next proceeded
But in some sixteen months
His term unfinished Millard '.
Then Franklin Pierce, who n
Buchanan next responded to
And then came Lincoln, nob!
All nations view from 'far hi
And, dying, he was called th<
To take his place A- Johnson
Who oft waB wont to "swing
Ulysses Grant next came upc
Apd after, eight Jong years
But; having had his snare of
At last .he gave his . place to
Brave Garfield then the assai
He rivaled Lincoln as a mari
"Chet" Arthur now, of gent]
And Grover Cleveland, a sta
Ben Harrison his grandpa's 1
And Cleveland did grand wc
Then came McKinley, from
To be assassinated was his f
Next Teddy Roosevelt helm'<
His shoes will now be filled
man wno hid in the well and heard
our talk. " The wolf looked down and
cried, "My fern is gone, and here is
.the man who took it."
With a bound the lion leaped into
the w?ll upon the evil man and tore
him limb from limb, for so it had
I been appointed from the beginning
that he should perish. Thus died the
evil man, full of evil, but the good
man reigned in the palace, and did
good and loved justice. Strong sons'
were born to him and fair daughters,
so he lived in happiness and honor,
and died in the fulness of time, as
God had appointed to him his place,
A new stop watch has been brought'
out for use of physicians and nurses
In counting pulse beats. The pres
sure of a button starts it and another
pressure stops it and marks the time
when a given number of beats havt?
A spring at Bad Centnerbrunn, Si
lesia, about seventy-seyen miles from
Breslau, has been found to possess a
distinctly marked radioactivity, lead
ing to the conclusion that befoflre ap
pearing at the surface the water flows
through strata containing radium IQ
That earthworms as well a's squir
rels may aid the forester is the novel
sugesti?n of an American naturalist.
Dry maple seeds are drawn into
worm burrows where they sprout,
and it is believed that some of them
must survive in favorably moist sea?
The magnetic needle comes to rest
pointing north and south because the
earth acts as if it were a great mag
net. A compass needle would come
to rest pointing lengthwise of a bar
magnet placed under the compass
needle, just as it does under the in
fluence of the earth. For this reason
we think of the earth as a great mag
net. The North Pole and the North
Star have no influence over the com?
The cost of coal for steam locomo
tives is approximately fifteen per
cent, of the total operating expenses
for steam railroads, and is the largest
of the expenses for materials, says
the Electric Railway Review. Data
contained in the annual reports of a
number of the larger systems indi
cate that the annual coal consump
tion is, on the average, about 2500
tons for each steam locomotive. From
the United States census report on
"Street and Electric Railways," cov
ering 799 operating companies, the
cost of fuel for power for electric
railways appears td be about $15,
000,000, which ls a little over 10.5
per cent, of the total operating ex?
THE POLITE PEONS.
And the Engineer Who Knew Little
Spanish Tried to Boss Them.
An engineer who came up a while
ago from Mexico told a story about
a man in his line who had a rather
limited knowledge of Spanish but
fancied that by combining what he .
knew and some English he could t
make the peons employed on the rail- i
way understand. }
In his vocabulary were these
words: Para, stop; ustedes hombres,
you men; piedras, stones, and via,
road. One day this engineer was
walking up the track and saw a lot
of peons standing around doing noth
ing. So he stopped and said:
"Ustedes hombres, why are you
standing around idle? Take those
piedras and throw them into the mid
dle of the via."
The always polite Mexicans smiled
and said "Si, senor," and the engi
neer marched away.' Then they de
bated what he meant and decided he
wanted the stones thrown on the oth
er side of the track. They started to
do that and back came the engineer.
"Para, ustedes hombres, para!
Didn't ustedes hombres hear what I
said? Didn't I tell ustedes hombres
to take those piedras and throw
them in the middle of the via? And
why don't you do what I said?"
And he marched away, as the peons
Bald suavely, "Si, senor."
They had another consultation and
decided that what he wanted was to
have the piedras thrown clear across
the track in the other direction. So
they began again, tossing the stones
back again. The engineer came rush
ing back, shouting:
"Para, para! What is the matter
with ustedes hombres? Do ustedes
hombres take me for a fool?"
He paused, and believing that he
had come to the end of his speech
the peons bowed gravely and said:
"Si, senor."-New York Sun.
among bis mates,
his lofty fame,
7, if any, foes,
i troll ed the reins,
in showed his brains,
i took his place;
t a brief space,
lk, just ui his prime,
to the fore,
his life was o'er.
e'er from duty swerved,
lest of them all;
s grand behavior,
s country' savior,
i now was bound,
the circle 'round."
m the field,
ras loath to yield;
R. B. Hayes.
isin'H bullet slew;
lat then wore,
irk for four years more,
the Buckeye State,
i the White House croft
by big Bill Taft,
ion Fletcher Andrews, in Life.
Modern Methode, 1
Farmer, Fruit Gre
A Hack For Large Knives.
'A handy device for holding butcher
knives is made as follows: Saw
slanting notches about half way
through an inch strip two and one
half Inches wide and nine Inches long.
Nail this securely to the left edge of
a smooth inch board nine inches long
and seven or eight inches wide. Slip
the blades of the knives ia the
notches, and drive nails in the right
side of the board, on which to rest
the handles. A board nine inches
long will hold four knives, and they
hold edge better than when kept in
a drawer. The rack should be fastened
to the wall somewhere near the kitch
A Cold Frame.
This illustration shows a cold
frame, made by a woman whose only
tools were a saw and a hammer, and
who happened to have a 'left-over"
window sash. The frame measured
eighteen inches at the back, and
sloped down to ten inches in front
An excavation waa dug, and the frame
placed therein; the front two or three
inches above the soil and the back
about ten inches. At each corner,
inside, was driven a stout stake,
which materially served to keep the
frame from sagging in any way. A
well drained spot was chosen on the
south side of a high fence and the
earth banked up around the frame,
making a ditch tc? carry off the sur
face water. Later, when cold nights
came, an old doo:.* was put on the
glass sash, and a piece of carpet
thrown over all. In this frame
thrived sixteen California violets,
that almost bloomed themselves to
death. Violets are easy to winter in
such a frame, if a little care is given
to watering when necessary, airing In
sunny weather and covering up sung
ly when it is cold. Beside violets,
any half hardy flower will do nicely,
and many of them bloom. The ever
popular geranium, stock, petunia,
primrose, pansy, forget-me-not, mig
nonette, sweet scented snap dragon,
daisy, etc. Do not forget a pot of
parsley and one of chives. Avoid all
extremes; the warm sunshine on the
glass will scorch the leaves, and fre
quently do more damage than the
cold night which caught the sash
raised. See that the cold frame is
put near the house, where it will be
easy to get at, and not "out of sight
and out of mind."
A pit may be dug several feet
deep, boarded or bricked up, covered
with sashes, and will be a permanent
winter garden. In the pit half hardy
shrubs, which grow too tall for tha
cold frame, such as azaleas, orange
and lemon trees, oleanders, hibiscus,
roses, fushias, heliotrope and kindred
plants may be wintered. The same
precaution in regard to sun, air, wat
er, etc., as the frame requires, is
necessary for the pit. The plants
are usually bedded out in the frames,
but grow in pots in the pit^-Modem
Economy of Alfalfa.
Experiments made by the Tennes
see agricultural experiment station
in regard to the replacing of grain
with alfalfa in rations for dairy cows
indicated that one and a half pounds
of alfalfa will replace one pound of
wheat bran. Tt e tests showed that
with alfalfa hay at $10 a ton and
wheat bran at $20 the saving effected
by substituting alfalfa for wheat bran
ls $2.80 for every hundred pounds of
butter and nearly twenty cents for.
every hundred pounds of milk.-J.
M. Wesgate, Washington, D. C. I
? The mon who is without an idea
has generally the greatest idea of
A man cannot see his own faults
when he is Jooking at the faults of
It is a wise man who is as careful
of his credit as he is of his cash.
It requires as much courage to
spend the last dollar as it does the
Proverbs and Phrases
To keep friends, treat them kindly;
to kill them, treat them often.
The end of one's ambition becomes!
merely the means to a greater effort, i
Too much polishing* will destroy the
brilliancy of the sposn that is only
The man who has made no mistakes
is the only one who has lacked op
Inherited genius may be actually
a fact, but there's no doubt tamcait
Chat Are Helpful to 'fl
wer and Stockman.
Increased Demand For Cotton Seed.
The products ot cotton seed are be
ing applied in many useful ways, and
the demand seems to be on the in
crease. The Little Bock Democrat
makes this observation:
"Arkansas cotton seed products arel
this year keeping live stock of Kan
sas and will guarantee the sugar
planters of Louisiana good crops. The
demand for cotton seed cake and
meal from these two States this year
has put the price up, and cotton oil
men of this section are holding on to
all they have not sold on contract,
for they anticipate a healthy rise in
the meal between now and time fo^.
planting In t: e spring. The high
price of grain iln Kansas -has-forced
the farmers th-are- to turn to some
thing cheaper, and they are buying
largely of cracked cake, the cotton
meal cake broken into lumps the size
of a walnut. In Louisiana the meal
is taken, no matter what the condi
tion of it may be, so long as it has the
properties . of rejuvenating the soiL
This gives the oil mills a chance-to
work.up all .their overheated seed and
dispose bf the product for fertilizer.
"Large contractors in this State
are not using the meal, depending on
oats and molasses of a poor quality
poured over moss or coarse hay, to
keep.their mules in condition."
A Good Exchange.
When you can get a good exchange s \
of meal and hulls for your cottonseed
always make the exchange, for the oil
being a produce cf the air, is of no
value as a manure in the soil. Then
feed the meal judiciously, but have
plenty of good roughage to feed, so
that the hulls can be used for bed
ding. They are worth more there
than as feed, for while analysis will
show that they have some little feed
ing value, it requires so much vital
energy on the part of the animal to
digest them that they are very poor,
feed. The digestibility of a feed/&
of more importance often thaf?lts
Sweet Pepper?^ish. "T>
One of the most fragrant* and pret
ty of the summer flowering shrubs is
the spicy Clethra ainitolia, or sweet,
pepperbush, which is found , in wet
copses near the coast "from Main?
to Virginia and soijthward." It i
blooms in profusion through July
and August, covering the tops of the
bushes till they are white with the
upright terminal racemes of little
white flowers. The racemes are from
three to five inches long, the lower
buds opening first, and the plant re
mains in bloom for several weeks. ;
Each flower has five petals and there
are ten little stamens in each that
extend beyond the other parts bf the
flower, giving the racemes a feathery
The odor hasa pleasant spicy flavor
that fills the air with fragrance for
several rods around the copses where
it grows, but when taken into the
house it does not give off that heavy,
stifling odor that makes the tuberose
and magnolia offensive to many.
Clethra is naturally a wet-ground
plant, but it will grow and thrive 1B
dry situations and takes kindly to
cultivation. The bushes grow from
three to ten feet high and often usurp
abandoned fields-one such I 'know, .
an old huckleberry field, that ls now;
filled with rows and clumps of snowy
white-topped bushes, a mass of frag
rance and beauty.
Clethra belongs to the Erlcacaeae
or heath family, and takes its name
from the old Greek name of alder,'
which it closely resembles. It !s
sometimes called white alder.-Phil-, .*
adelphia Record. .
Bad For Brood Sows.
It is a bad thing for brood sows to\
be kept shut up in a small pen during
the winter. They ought to be out
in the yards and pasture, where they
will get plenty of exercise and a
varied diet. Common sense treat
ment of the brood sows from the
time they are bred until they farrow
will reduce the loss of pigs at farrow
ing time very materially.-Southern '>
Here and There.
No one deserves credii for doing
what he wants to, if he does it when
he has to.
People will pay for knowledge as
well as for anything alse if they be
lieve it to be something they already
The wise merchant reads much, re
flects on what he reads, rejeet? the
impractical, adopts the useful, and
adds it to his business.
There are a lot of people who could
not be good even if there were two
Sundays in every week.
There's many a gain we would call
a loss if we knew what wo would pay.
for it in the long run. v
When opportunity knocks at some
men's door, they take it for the col
lector and fail to answer.
The best advice that ever v>as offer?
ed a man is given in one word-*
"think." . ii-H