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Interesting Bite of News Gathered
at the National Capital.
ft Boom Was Born in Barber Shop
rtiuato, wan In a uarber chair. A cer
taSa White House messenger wielded
the razor nnd lather brush. It was ho
only part of tho day when official busi
ness did not claim all of lloosevult's
time. It wai Taft'a one chance to do
most ot tho talking.
Even then, tho barber Tiad to ba
watchful, and quick to snatch away
(he brush or blade. When T. 11. wants
to talk he sometimes forgets ho Is bo
Ing shaved. If the barber's hand had
not a Rsmbjer's quickness, the presi
dent would have had tl'o lather brush
In his eye aa often as he had It In his
mouth. The shaving of the president
and the midday cultivation ot the
boom ot Taft started at 1 p. ra, and
lasted a halt hour.
When Taft was away Roosevelt oft
en received others In the shaving peri
od. Sometimes the correspondents
talked with htm there. Sometimes It
vu Hon. Jimmy Garfield, ho ot the
HINOTON. Tho nursory of
Baft's boom for tho presidential
Is. t Ion was a room In the cxecti
upfllccs of tho White House
s, whero President Itoosevclt,
ho left for his homo at Oyster
as shaved each work day. Here,
tho boom was n green and ten-
ag, Its first young shoots pushed
light. Hero It was coaxed to
ir growth. Here, In full blossom,
talked over and admired.
lie Hitchcock was the official and
Mldcnt the unofficial manager
Taft boom. The president, at
toart-to-henrt talks with tho can-
Ibletale Prices Are Highest in Year
bo ot Interest to those who
m busy last year in keeping the
m the door to know that fig-
It wholesale prices of 2S8 repro
ve staple articles reached too
their soaring last October.
Mttstlcs are for tho 18 years
1:1890 and 1907.
inunl report on this subject of
imorco and labor department
hat tho average for tho year
i C.8 per cent, higher than for
H per cent, higher than for
year of lowest prices during
ir period, and 29.G per cent.
in tho average for tho ten
1S90 to 1S99. Prices
heir highest point during the
rlod In October. 1907, tho
that month being 1.2 per
cent, higher than the average for the
When tho commodities are divided
into nine groups every group shows an
Increase In price In 1907 as compared
with 19d. For farm products taken
as a whole this Increase was greatest',
namely, 10.9 per cent.; for food, 4.6
per cent; for clothes and clothing, G.G
per omt.i for fuel and lighting, 2.4
per centi for metals and Implements,
C.l per cent,; for lumber and building
materials, 4.9 per cent.; for drugs and
chemicals. 8.3 per cent; for house
furnishing goods, C.8 per cent, and
for the miscellaneous group, Ave per
The effect' of tho money stringency
la the latter part ot tho last yta'r is
reflected In the decreaso recorded la
all ceinmedHtes during November and
December, the avcrago prlco showing
a decrease of 3.5. per cent, below Oc
tober. Of the 258 alleles for which
wholesale prices were recorded 173
showed an Increase In the average
prices for 1907 as compared with 190G;
35 showed no change and SI showed
r's Poison Squad End Their Test
BARVEY W. WILEY'S hygienic
rimcntai sMwems, irrovcrcnt
d to at times as tho "poison
lave ended tho season's feast.
ae bureau of chemistry, and
Jltton Is being carefully noted
sin what effect the diet has
I 'young men compose the
they have beon giving their
i to domonstrato what effect
and a variety of mtscella-
products chemically or art!-
treated havo upon the human
Mudents have resumed the rcg
boarding houso meals with
Wot Interfering with tho sclen
Bestlgatlons ot tho govern
Ei taking up such matters as
beverages, widely advertised
islng medical properties, but
thought by scientific men to bo objec
tionable because containing caffeine or
other Injurious substances, thcro Is a
wide field for the stude&U. to expert
Ono ot the most Interesting possi
bilities Is tho determination of wheth
er or not fcungreek, the famous old
world herb remedy, which Is part of
most medicines advertised to Increase
flcshj Is really what It Is said to be,
and will accomplish the purposes for
which It Is advertised. A class In
fcungreek Is said to be out of tho pos
sibilities of tho early future.
Condition foods for animals also
offor a Held ot endeavor Uiat Dr.
Wiley may yet explore to determine
It the claims mads for tho various
brands of food aro really true.
The experiments conducted by Dr.
Wiley aro tho first largo experiments
ot tho sort conducted In the scien
tific world. The classes, which wero
started in the tall ot 1902. havo al
ready gone through a variety of ex
periments. Ilornx and boric acid were
the first to recelvo attention, oulphurlc
acid, benxote, formnldehydo and cop
per salts have also been fully tested
as to their effects on the human sys
tem when taken with food.
kes New Record for Cabinet Changes
ettrement of Secretary of War
. leaves but two men in Itooso-
abtnet who wero there when
eded to tho presidency on the
President McKInloy. Thcso
otary ot Stato Hoot and Sec-
f Agriculture Wilson.
at wau secretary of war when
asovclt becamo president In
Dcr, 1901, Ho shortly after-
etlrcd from the cabinet, but
suaded to ro cntcr It upon the
K Secretary of Statu Hay.
s'havo been move changes and
ITCKident iioosoveii's cab
In that of any of his predu
He has had two secretaries
Ifciy and Root. Ho has had
ucretarles ot the treasury,
Gage, Shaw and Corlclyou.
With Luko E. Wright ho has bad
three secretaries ot war, Root, Taft
and W right. He has had three attor
neys general, Knox, Moody and Bona
parte; flvo postmasters general,
Smith, Payne, Wynne, Cortolyou and
Meyer; five secretaries ot the navy,
Long, Moody, Morton, Uonaparto and
Ho has bad two secretaries of the in
terior, Hitchcock and Garfield, He has
had ono secretary ot agriculture, Wil
son, and three secretaries of commerce
and labor, Cortolyou, Motcalt and
The retirement of Secretary Taft
has led to somo speculation as to how
long Mr. Wilson will continue at the
head of the department of agriculture.
The chances aro that he will continue
to serve through tho term ot Mr.
Roosovelt, and should Secretary Taft
succeed to the presidency, it Is possi
ble that Secretary Wilson would con
tluue In the cabinet. It will be II
years next March since Wllsou be
came secretary ct agriculture.
at All Times RcspontJve.
e:is, hbrolute quietness and
surroui-llugs aro found to ho
il whan working by many ot
It known authors. Sir Gilbert
' confesses that ho can wrlto
kc. "Thcro mo times," he says,
sbsolutu K31tuco is painful, and
hand organ under tho window
sltlvu voile. Usually I wrlto
impm-atlvo aaso nnd facility,
n thing does not selre inn 1
for it tlmo. Once absorbed lu
r-.mJ I can wrlto under almost
any circumstances. One ot the con
cluding chapters of 'The Trail of the
Sword' 1 wrote In a railway train; two
chaptorB ot The Translation of a Sav
ugo' 1 wrote between Londpn and New
York. Some of my short stories have
been written among crowdo ot people;
one was written at a railway station
when I was waiting for a train."
The Phllosophsr of Folly.
"If wishes were horses " asserts the
Philosopher of Folly, "beggars woulf
go arouud asking for autouiobllos."
AN HONEST DOCTOR
MR. SYLVBSTRR E. SMITH, Ream
218, Granite Mock, St. Louis, Mo.,
writes t "Peruaa is the best frtaad a
sick man can have.
"A few months ago I eamo here la a
wretehed condition. Exntxinre-and
dampness had mined my once robust
health. I had catarrhal affections of
thebronchlsl tabes, and for a time there
was a doubt as to my recovery.
"My good honest old doctor advised
mo to take Poruna, which I did and i
a short tlmo my health began to im
prove very rapidly, the brouehlal
trouble gradually disappeared, and ia.
three months my health was tally re
stored. "Accept a gratefnl msa's thanks fer
his restorattoa to perfect health."
Pe-rH-na far Ills Patients.
A. W. Terrln, Ml D. S., 960 Halsty
St., Brooklyn, N.Y.i says l
"I am using your Peruaa myself, and
am recommending it to "my psMeata In
all cases ot oatarrh, and And, It, to (be
moro thsa you represent. Feruna can
bo had how of slldragglsts in this sec
tion. At the time X beg&a asls'g It, It
A Woman's Duty,
The woman of taste keeps abreast
of the fashions In a way that. Is, she
drops wornout styles and adopts what
ever now ones she can adapt to her
use. If she can afford it she patron
izes first-class dressmakers and gets
her money's, worth by wearing her
clothes two or three seasons without
losing her presttgo as a well-dressed;
woman. There Is an advantage In
this method, as you can see, ana I
have been fold by women who use
It that thcro is economy as well.
H Is no economy to savo at the ex-,
penso of good looks. It Is a woman's
duty to look her best, a duty she owes'
to her family. It she can secure, It
by a small expenditure, so much the
better, but to savo by accepting shab
blness Is not credttablo save in dire
stress of circumstances. Poverty is
an excuseifor shabblness and nothing
elso Is accepted by tho world, save ia
the rare cases ot shabby millionaires.
Publisher The third chapter'ln this
manuscript Is so blurred I can't make
It out X $J
London atmosphere. That is tt.fis4.VS I?? ora'V
' Tl "I wonder wbyr
Where th Urchin Scored.'
The hnsy man stopped before an
office building and leaped from his
carriage. At the same moment an
ambitious urchin ran forward and
piped; "Hey, mister, kin I hold yer
horsoT" "No, you can't?" snapped
the busy man. "Won't charge y'
much," Insisted the urchin. "I don't
care about the charge," impatiently
responded tho man, throwing- a blan
ket over his bony- steed. "My horse
wJJI net run, away " "Gee, mister, I
didn't think he'd run away!" "Not"
"No, I thought he might, fall down."
BED-BOUND FOR MONTHS.
Mrs. Enos Shearer, Yew and Wash
ington Sts., Ccntralla, Wash., says:
"For years I was
weak and run down,
could not sleep, my
limbs swelled and
the secretions were
were Intense. I was
fast In bed for four
months. Three doc
tors said there was
no euro for me, and I was given up
to die. Uelng urged, I used Doan's
Kidney Pills. .Soon I was better, and
In a fow weeks was about the house,
well and strong again."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Fostcr-MSlburn Co., Buffalo, N, Y.
Maude How do I look In the water,
Mabollo Dest over when your fig
uro Is totally immersed.
ITCHING HUMOR ON BOY
His Hsnds Were a Solid Mass, and
Disease Spread All Over Body
Cured" ln'4 Days By Cutlcura.
"Ono day we noticed that our Httlo
boy was all broken out with Itching
sores. Wo first noticed It on his Httlo
hands. His, bands wero not as bad
then, and we didn't think anything
serious would result. Rut the next day
wo heard of the Cutlcura Remedies
being so good for Itching Bores. By
this time the disease had spread all
over his body, and his hands wero
nothing but a solid mass ot this itch
ing disease. I purchased a box of Cutl
cura Soap and ono box .of Cutlcura
Ointment, and that night I took the
Cutlcura Soap and lukewarm water
and washed him well. Then I dried
him and took the Cutlcura Ointment
and anointed him with It I ,dld this
every evening "and In four nights ho,
was entirely cured. Mrs. Frank Don
ahue, 203 Frensont St, Kokomo, Ind,
Sept 16, 1907."
A Favored Fowl.
"I has been told," said Miss Miami
Drown, "dat de parrot Is one of ths
loogcsMIved birds dat Is."
Do statement.'i-rcpllcd Mr. Erastoa
"I' 'specks dat one reason why de
carrot lives bo Ions Is dat be ain' Good
eat" "Washington Star.
Doctor Gains 20 Pounds or Postum.
A physician of Wash.,, D. .C,, says of
bis coffee experience:
"For years I suffered with periodical
headaches which grow more .frequent
until they becamo almost constant So
severe wero they that sometimes1 was
almost frantic. I was sallow, consti
pated, irritable, sleepless; my' mem
ory was poor, I trembled and my
thoughts woro often confused.
"My wifo, in her wisdom, believed
coffeo was responslblo for theso ills
and urged mo to drop It. I tried many
times to do so, but was Its slavo.
"Finally Wlfo bought a package ot
Postum, and persuaded me to try It, but
she mado It same as ordinary coffqo
and I was disgusted with tho tnsto.
(I mako this emphatic becauso I fear
many others have had tho same expe
rience.) Sho was distressed at her
falluro and wo carefully read tho di
rections, mado it right, boiled It full
15 minutes after boiling commenced,
and with good cream and sugar, 1
Jlked it it invigorated and seemed to
"This was about a year ago. Now I
havo no headaches, am not sallow,
sleeplessnoss and Irritability aro gone,
my brain clear and my head steady.
I have gained 20 lbs. and feel I am a
"I do not hesltato to give Postum
due credit Of course dropping coffee
was tho main thing, but I had dropped
It before, using chocolato, cocoa and
other things to no purpose.
"Postum not only seemed to act as
an lnvlgorant, but as an article, ot
nourishment, giving me the needed
phosphates and albumens. This Is no
imaginary tale. It can be substanti
ated by my wife and her sister, who
both changed to Postum and aro
hearty women ot about 70.
"I write this for the Information and
encouragement of othors, and with a
feeling ot gratitude to the inventor ot
Name given by Postum Co., Rattle
Creek, Mich. Reaa'Ths Road to Well,
vllle," in pkgs, "There' a Reason,"
Ever read the above letterf A new
pnt appears from time to time, They
are genuine, true, and full of human
Tha Jolinwn' Chill nnd Fever Tonle
Col. Savunnah, Ga., mut ho pretty sure
of thcmselvei when they offer to forfeit
flp.OOO.OO it they make claims for their
nroduct w hlch are not fnllr warranted or
,tf they refer to wonderful cures which
i tier cannot cstamisii.
Men who place themselves under bond
for what they say are entitled to & re
They say ,that Johnson's Tonic is the
greatest Fever and Grippe medicine in the
world. If you take letua with them write
"I see your girl has a beau."
"Yes," said the damsel's father,
"and. r.don't know just how to handle
the mutt. Shall I be friendly with
him. and loso my dignity; or shall I
hold myself aloof and be considered
aa old grouch T"
One Bottle or Less.
Malaria Is easy to contract In some
iocalltles, and hard to get rid of
that Is, if tho proper remedy is not
used. Cheatham'u Chill Tonic frees
any ono from it promptly and thor
oughly. It Is guaranteed to euro any
kind ot Chills. Ono bottlo or lees
will do it
Sleighing All the Year.
Because of tho lichens which grow
abundantly on tho stone-paved street
In Madeira, making thorn slippery, it
Is possible to use sleighs the year
"It Finds the Spot."
Tho Oil wo struck is tho Oil thnt has
stuck whllo others havo passed away,
simply becauso It cures your Pains,
Aches, Urulscs, Sprains, Cuts and
Rums quicker than any othor known
remedy. Hunt's Lightning Oil. It's
fine for Cbtgger bites also.
"What "is a post-mortem, pat"
''What woman puts at the end ot
a letter, y son."
Capudlne. Cures Women.
pains, backache, nervousness
and Iieatlacho relieved Immediately and
awlsu nature. Prescribed by physician
with beat results. Trial bottle 10c. RetruUr
u o ana wo at an aruKKiiis.
We often do more good by our sym
pathy than by our labor. Farrar.
UkUmualali. KefuuluiluUoiii. Heedful
A. D. UIIBH4W, l MOT, N. .
Don't forget that a thing Isn't done
because you Intend to do it
The Candy Girl,
lie was one of these sentimental
chap who imagine the only way to
capture a girl's heart Is to send her
volumes ef pootry. Selecting a book
of seasonable verse ho sent It to his
lady fair with the following scribbled
on tho fly-leaf;-
"Denreit, ns I seek your heart.
Jl book of verso I do Impart!"
And the pretty but sensfblo girl,
who did not care a rap It Shakespeare
had been a plrato Instead of a poet
returned the verses with the following
"To thn woods with this sludfs.
If my. heart you'd really budge,
Send mt up a pound of fudge."
For Twenty Years
Other clilll remedies havo sprung up,
flourished fer a brief season, then
passed away even from memory but
for twenty 'long' years Cheatham's
Chili Tonic has been In the field ot ac
tion. The reason Is simple. It has
merit It actually cures Chills and
Fevers while the majority of othors
merely promise (o. Ono bottle guar
anteed to cure any ono case.
He You know we caa llve on bread
and cheese and kisses.
She Yes, aad when shall we be
"At high noon."
"Well, you'd better get busy and
get a supply ot bread and cheese."
"There Is ono remedy, and only ono
I have ever found, to cure without
fall such troubles in my family as
eczema, ringworm and , all others of
an Itching character.. Thai remedy is
Hunt's Cure. We always use it and It
60c per box. Rutherford, Tenn.
The Duchess' Philosophy.
Tho .oTd. duchess of 'Cleveland In
vited a relative, ,to her husband's fu
neral nnd told him to bring his gun.
adding: "We are old, we must die;
but the pheasants must be shot"
TO DRIVE OUT MALARIA
AN I) HOILU VP THE ST8TEK.
Tate th Old gbuulard GKOVEU TASTCLBHd
CHILI. TONIC. You know wbt'7ou ara taxing.
Tba formula I plainly prtntrd on ararr bottle,
tbowlottlt lialmDif galalMaBd bun In a uataleia
form, and tb mutt eSaetsal term, .for grown
paupJe and children. Mc
We aro missing tho meaning of life
If wo slight the little opportunities
for great .living, waiting for the glam
orous, the' spectacular. Grace Willis.
Hicks' Capudlne Cures Headache,
Whether' from 'cold, heat; stomach or
nervous troubles. No Acetanllld or dan
peroua drug. It's liquid and acts' Imme
diately. Trial bottle iOc. tegular 2Sc and
60o at all dursgtit. - -
Tho place should not honor the man,
but the man the' place. Agesllaus.
Tot children tteUUnc' aofteae the aural, reduces In
laaaaUon,aiiaTi past curea wind coliu. Soabotue.
Blunt language is often used in mak
ing sharp retorts.
Mi n 1
J lay bcpcrmancwi overcome t
personal cljorts vilttifc G5.tSlwcp-
ejihcon truly tjenejiaal ii
v . r.- j "b" . 1 i
kabtfc d ay So thai" aeeistanec fa h
lure may Ic Aroaia))y t(ispersc4wwW.
VMn ho (anger ncecW astfie Wstef
remedies, wltcn Ycauircd, arete aseiftC
nature ani. hot to nupjdant the nstttvw
ftl functions, vhicri must depend ulli
tncitcty upon probcv houri.iruncht,
mcprcjfort,ttd rlfjKt living frnttMy.
logctUA bpheHcial effects, aiway
hvy the genuine
' Manufactured by Uk
Fig Syxiup Co. niy
SOLO BVALL LEADING DROC-CISTS
erne tee onVi rtmar price 50f r fiettle
Positively csr'rd by
thesc Little Pills.
Ther alaii.relleTe Dl
treaa from Dyapepala, la
Eating. A perfect rem
edy for Sltxln'eao, Nao
a, 'Drolneaey Bad.
Taate In the Month, CoaV
ed Tongue, Pata In tba
Side, TOftPID LIVER.
ney regulate the Bowelo. Purely Veg-etabla.
SKILL FILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL fMCE.
Genuine Must Baar
KSI HAIR BALSAM
KHCIeaiiMa and teauttflae the hail
PPPPPPaTBPJrTomoata a laaurlaat irovth.
B Merer Falls to Beater Oray
CDBSVaVl Halr to Its Youthful paloe?
B9SaDarBM Carea acalp dlwam a hair falltaa)
BalWaWl sni,aadsiJiwat DrnaaW
1QTUH1 and HAY FEVER
HV I SlHIH POSITIVELY CORED br
KINMONTH'S ASTHMA CURE
OrorflflOO patient cored darinf tba pait i rearm. JL
M cent trial holtla Htnt to anr addreas on receipt oC
A Celebrated CoHege for Young LasMosV
For CataUtut addrtu WhltWOrth College.
SI at drooa-lele or by aaatl
Sample tit It addreaaV
"AN AKESI -Trtkaaa
BMc, Xtrv Tooa.
and Wh lakey Habit a
treated at bome wltbons
pain. Br ok of parti enlar
aeni r JtEE. . B.
WoolIeT.SC Atlanta,Oa..l( KJrijoli
A. N. rC F (190830) 2240,
TWICE AS MANY
when the baby first came why you should watch the
"little ailments." Little things grow to big things in
the baby's life. All baby ailments, little and big, can
be averted by keeping it in
PERFECT HEALTH WITH
It keeps the stomach and
bowels right. Takes all the
danger away from teething
time. Makes LEAN babies
(at and SICK babies well.
Pleasant to take. Good
for delicate women with
sick stomachs. 25 cents
and 50 cents bottle at
your druggists. Avoid all
(Not Inc.) ST. LOUIS, MO.
II VCIrO MONEY TILL CUm itJX&'S3t
Malaria Makes Pale Sickly Children
The Old Standard GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILI TONIC, drives out Malaria and builds up the
system. You know what you are taking. '1 lie loraula is plainly printed on every bottle, showing it
I simply Quinine and iron in a tasteless, ana me most cucctuai xorm. ror auuns anacuuuren. ouc.