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IS TREASURE OF A METER.
One Gas Oonsoier in a Wa to Get
Even with thi Company at Last.
''I've heard tell'' said a household
er, ''of galloping gas meters that went
so fast that they rolled up gigantie
bills, to the great distress of the con
sumer, but I never happened to run
across one of thq gallopers.
"All the gas meters that we have
ever had anything to do with have
been just plain common eanterers, or
trotters, or side-wheelers, or singlo
footers, all keeping right down to
business and making pretty fair time,
but never breaking into a real gallop,
and-I guess we burned the gas, or
came soinewhere near it.
"And so we never had any parti
cular experience with gas meters one
way or the other, and we've been
burning gas now for quite some years.
Man came along took the meter, and
a week or so later the collector drop
ped in with the bill and we paid it
and forgot it, and thai1t 's till there
was to it, nothing ever happening.
"But tle other (lly when the gas
man dropped in to take the meter,
which lie usually does wit houtit I word.
"' 'H'm,' lie says its lie glalned lit
it, 'you doll't seem to he burlning
much gas now,' and
" 'No,' says Mrs Ilouseholder, who
happens to be in tle kitelhen lit tile
moment, 'we don't hurn much. We
don 't. ise im y lights and we burn
very little in the range. We go out
"And the gas man goes, and we
forget all about it, as usual, but when
the time for the gas bill coies and
goes and we get no bill we begin to
think there must be soiehiting doing
and finally I gets out the step-lad
(er and cellbs up tia( takes a look
lit the meter myself, and by grac
iousl She not only ain't a gallopinig,
she ain't even it cantering, nor a
trotting, iolr a sidewheeling nor, even
a single-footing, sie ain't even walk
ing. She's just a standing plumllb
still. She hasn't registere(l it foot
sinee tle meter was takent for tle
list bill we paid.
'4so, now, after ill these years, we
are having a gas experienee. H-low it
will ill end we donl't kinow1, hut as far
as we've got in it, any waty, insteoad of
being tragic, it sents to verge So))e
what on the colmie."
WOMAN'S VIOLET FARM.
Venture in Growing the Fragrant
Blossoms that has Proved Suc
Chiengo Daily News.
A violet farni is the latest ventire
of two out erpr-isinig north shore wo
imen, Mlrs. Oeorge C. lleeynlolds and
1%liss Ntina F. Howard, of Wlencoe,
who have in a year built up i business
supiplyitng the local florists.
"We stated (( oiur' fitrmn hast sprinug
ini thet'ii ace' of thle miost dliscoturaiging
propihecie's f rom (our fiendis andi thle
keenest cotI(tit ion of viole(t gr'owers
of New Yotrk."' said Miss Howard in
speatking oft thle uide(rtatking. "lhiBt
wie blievc~ed wve could be stuccessf ul.
Wi'e haud stud(1ied thle buest scicnttiftic
mthtlods of gro(wing.~ thec plantts, had
iportedh the best soil obtainied anid
built a gireenhlouse fully adatpted, antd
we have foutnd it to bIe a payinig prio
"Otur first experience wits ini miak
ing tttings fromut thle violet tfari'm of
Miss Chit teniden, at Lansinlg, Mich., a
wonman wvho has been a most success,
ful growver. These did not thrive and
we next imlportedl 3,000 cuttings from
the Hudson RIiver couint ry, w~here viol
et. cultutre hats bleen most suecessftul.
It is nt geuteral1ly kinowit that JIohnu
1). Rockefteller has thte lairgest violet
farm in Ameriea at Titrryt own-on-the
H Iudsoni, and1( our etut tings camec from
flhat part of the cotuntriy.
"The f'irust rule is to keep the t em
peratutre ot thle green house bet ween
45 iand 501 degrees. Violets aire spriing
flowers and wither anud droop if the
temperature is niot the t'ight degree.
Most people think the dotuble violets
have no fragrance because most of
those that we get in Chicago are
grown ini transit.
"We supply 2,000 flowers a week
and as they reach our patrons within
twvo or three hours at the most from
the time of cutting they retain their
fragrance. They are also larger and
of a deeper color thtan the Newv York
flowers. Next year we hope to go in
for violet culture on a much larger
'N l h work is not hard," said
Miss Homard, "it requires infinite
care and vigilance while thme little
plants are growing. As a career for
a woman violet growinig offers great
er inducemients than anything I can
Ihink, of particularly to women wvho
wishb to remain at home and who are
fond Qf country life,"
* The things teat ?ia1~ appeni are
'those that seem imnanalble.
IS KUROKI GEN. , PONALD.
Marveloui' 'tale 0oi riom the
9asaare of India.'
Special Correspondence of the Amer.
Bombay, April 28.-A curious tale
is going the routds of the bazaars in
India. It is believed by every native
that Gen. Kuroki, the marvelous Jap
anese commander, is no other th'an
Sir Hector Macdonald. Many per
sons have never believed that the bril
liant English general is dead, and not
long ago there appeared in the Lon
don Times an offer of a reward of
$5,000 to any one who had seen his
It is also -a fact that Sir Hector
wits once invited to go to Japan to
train the Japanese army, and he aetti
ally mentioned it to Lord Roberts.
No honor has ever been publicly be
stowed on Kuroki, who appears to
have vanlislhed as suddeily aind mllya
leriously as lie apil-eard.
Even the Japanese, with all their
retieence Confessed to a correspoldeit
(lint Kuroki had nuch foreign blood
inl hili, aind (lint. Amlierielil Journalist
leelared he was a Dutchman.
Rudyard Kipling first lifted the
veil showing a little of the myster
ols workings of the Indian bazaars.
I'hie celerity with which they spread
'um1ors of events taking place at great
listances is familiar to all Anglo-In
lian"resident(s, but. invariably baffling
:o them. The mutiny of the Sepoys
vas known throughout ITndia almost
is sooi as it occurred, and has been
in unexplained mystery tip to date
low the informnation was so rapidly
Both the life aind death of Sir Hee
or Macdonald were full of romance
mnd mystery. His exact age is not
<nown, the ciremnstances of his death
ind burial are obscure. What is
known is that Macdonald was a
Scotchi vroter lad, that lie enlisted in
1871 and that lie served in the ranks
ten years. His rise to a major gen
3ral and K. C. B., was the result of
In tIe Africati campaign, at Kabul,
On Majitha Hill and at Onitrirmnan
lie won fig1hits and fame. After the
Boer campaign lie was given a high
comminand in India, and then in 1903
eanie the report that he had sudden
ly left Hindustan ''on private bust
On this business lie reached Paris,
and there read in a newspaper that
he was to- stand a court-martial on
''grave charges.'' Then came the re
Iort that immediately on reading this
Jlragraphi lie weit to his room and
At first it was decided that the
"enieral was to lie buried in Paris,
but a new surprise appeared in the
pIerson of his widow, of whose exist
elie Ohe wiarl office did not know.
By the express wish of Lady Macdoi
aId the body-oi as rumor says now.
lie coffinI--was sent to London and
unctiereimon iously huddled away to
Scot lanid ill a bagg..,ag.,e v'an. Th le body,
rW(t (ofin, wats quiet ly, atlimost secretly,
butried in a pubtllic cemetery at. 6.30
in the mlor'ning. The coffin was not
'petned from thle timue it left t he Paris
Take Oare -of Your Teeth.
One minute nighit and morinng
spent withI a toothbrush and silk
thread will keep your teeth in very
~oodh condition. The result will anm
ply justify the expense of time. A
boy with sound, fine appearing teeth
has something attractive about him.
We have I
know tne bet
and have pi(
We perhaps may not espeMl1y nc
what it is, but it is there, and he w
be hired by an employer rather thi
will the boy with an unsightly Meui
It will be understood that he has A
tained a result by continued offo
There is an air of confidence- ai
frankness in the boy who has nothi:
to hide. Where the teeth are negle4
ed, the lips lose their proper Iii
in the effort to mask the defects. t
face of a person whose teeth ha
been extracted is usually wanting
beauty, while in conversation the pt
of the lips over a perfect set of tee
is a cause of admiration.
In any walk of life personal a
pearance is a part of one's stock
trade. Boys should not forget th
inasmuch as they are growing up
be men and will have to come
contact with others, and upon t
impr-essions of others regarding the
will depend largely on their sueceE
A hoy wants, when lie grows to be
mai, to appear well, and also to I
able to talk naturally and confiden
ly. Neither of these can be attaii
ed by a boy who is conscious of d
feefive teeth. Bad brqath, too, is'ol
jectionable, and h)ad teeth are gene
ally the caise of bad breath. Rigl
here I should say that, while the liabi
of gum chewing and tobacco chewil
do iot result in great harm to t
teeth, yet they are objectionable c
many other grounds. The, continue
use of a. pipe will wear away tl
teeth and cause then to become stait
ed. One wants good, hard, soun
Coarse foods are the best for toot
culture. Soft teeth are largely pr<
duced through the lack of exersiE
that teeth get wihen only soft fooI
are eaten. It is said that in ti
skulls of Indians we find nearly a
ways perfect, teeth. Why? Becau,
the Indains use hard food, whic
they chew to a pulp with their teetl
thuis keeping them firm and stroi
and sound in their sockets, just t
the exercise of boy's muscles mak<
Tie self-made martyr is a jaw fo
Any ne cain live on love alonc-f(
a few minutes.
Many a harelipped man is unab
to raise a mustache.
Money you bet on the mtre doesn
always make her go.
With the Humorists.
Jack-How do you make light
your troubles so?
Bob-Oh, as soon as I- receive ti
bills I burn the.-San Francisi
een in the
~t. We havE
:kedI the Ch
dlb-O-16 dow bVd- TV VW#
te Man is a Pigmy.
ill Edgefield Chrondile.
in The convulsion of nature that ha;
h. all but wiped out a city has-leit i
it- thrill of horror around - the world
rt. Whereever the hand of eiyilizatior
id has touched there are men ai womem
ig with blanched faces who Secarcely had
it- recovered from the horror of Vesu
es vius in 'time to learn of the awfu
lie tragedy of the City of the Goldei
in Man i4 a pigmy. He boasts that he
iy has conquered the elements. He ha:
th girdled the earth with eleotricity; 1he
has learned to talk through * space; lie
p- has sailed the salted seas with grea1
in. ships; lie has proposed to master the
s, air. -In his pride lie has believed him
o self more than man.
in And in the face of the terrors of
te earthquake, fire, eruptions, it is meel
n that lie should -humble himself before
a. his God and realize that in the face
a of the natural law, the rich and the
)e poor; the high and low; the weak
t- and the strong are equal in their help
- lessness. .
- Man is a piginy. He is the fly on
- the window pane; the/ atom to The
rended and torn and crushed as the
it power that rules the world for some
s great purpose, hidden from us all,
g shall direct.
e Man is pigmy.
i "I am Alpha and Oiega, the be
( gin;iing and the ending, saith the Lorl
C which is, and which was and which is
t- to come, the Almighty.''
it's high finance when you aV
lowering other people's funds.
c We have most of our generous im
pulses at the times when we haven't
tle means to put them into execu
Danger From the Plague.
There's grave danger from the plague
of Coughs and Colds that are so preva
lent, unless you take Dr King's New
s Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds. Mrs. Geo. Walls, of Forest City
Me, writes: "It's a Godsend to people
living in climates where coughs and
colds prevail. I find it quickly ends
r them. It prevents Pneumonia, cures
LaGrippe, gives wonderful relief in
Asthma and Hay Fever, and makes
ir weak lungs strong enough to ward-off
Consumption, Coughs and Colds. 50c.
e and $1.00. Guaranteed by W. E. Pel
ham & Son's drug store. Trial bottle
Never judge what a man has spent
by the size of the load lie is carrying,
r It may have been a donation.
oe A Young Mother at 70.
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young at 70. Twenty years of intense
suffering from dysrepsia had entirely
disabled her, unti six months ago,
when she began taking Electric Bitters
which have completely cured her anc
restored the strength and activity she
had in the prime of life," writes Mrs
W. L. Gilpatrick, of Danforth, Me
Greatest restorative medicine on the
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RSIBLE DISC PLOW
Adversity lifts, up many a mai
whom properity had knocked down.
While passitig a saloon the man oi
the water wagon has to hold o tgi
A girl likes to be caught gettinj
kissed just as much as she pretend
A Badly Burned Girl
or boy man or woman, is quickly ou
of pain if Bucklen's Arnica Salve I
aDiled promptly. G. J. Welch, o
Teioisha, Michigan, says: "I use i
In mf family for cuts, sores and a
skn,uries,' and find it perfect.'
Quickest Pile cure known. Best healinj
8alvo made. 25c. at W. E. Pelham
Son's drug store.
And many man's progress dowi
the stream of life is ,impeded by hi
getting stuck on a bar.
results from chronic constipation, whicl
is quickly cured' by Dr. King's Nev
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germs from the system and infuse nem
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headache, dizziness and colic, withoul
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Did you ever hear of a doctor tell
ing a rich man that there was no hopc
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don't forget to resolvE
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:er the farmer
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4 Boxes Star Lye only 25c.
2 lbs. best Green Coffee '25C.
6 PkgsOur Own W. Powder 25c
5 lbs. Good Rice 25c.
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