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Declined the Invitation.
A somewhat striking story dealing
with the now obsolete conventional
suicide, harakiri, or "happy dispatch,"
once common in Japan, was once told
by the French Admiral Gourdon.
When he -was a young man he had a
comrade who, having assisted in the
organizing of the Japanese navy, was
subsequently raised to the rank of ad
miral in that force. He took the part
of the tycoon against the mikado in
the revolutionary war and, having
been captured, was tried by court mar
tial and sentenced to death, which in
those days Implied harakiri. When.
htowever, the fatal sword was pre
sented to him he flatly refused to kill
bimself and declared that if he was
to die somebody else must kill him.
Threats and entreaties alike proved
unavailing. Heresolutelyrefused. The
,whole of Japan was scandalized at
such immoral behavior, which, how
ever, saved his life. The Japanese
penal code had never contemplated
such a contingency as a man inhuman
enough to refuse the barakiri. and in
the end he was banished from the
country and returned to France.
"The martinet never succeeds. A
typidal martinet was the wel known
one who, having ordered his men to
change their shirts and then, having
learned that they had no shirts to
change, said In that event they must
change shirts with each other. I heard
yesterday of still another type of mar
The speaker was an old West Point
er, says the Washington Star. He
"This chap, a captain, strode up to
one of his men and said, with a fear
"'Who's the idiot that ordered you
to leave that mess of empty meat
cans right here in front of headquar
"'It was the colonel, sir,' the man
"'Very well then,' said the captain
sharply. 'Let it stay there. And your
leave's stopped for a week, my man,
for calling your colonel an idiot."'
: Roadless Russia.
Runch is a roadless land. It is in
conceivable to the foreign visitor who
bas ever left the beaten track of the
railways in Russia how a great em
pire can have subsisted so long and so
successfully amid the competition of
the rival states beyond its borders
without even a pretense at roads.
The secret, of course, lies in the fact
that for five or six months in the year
nature herself provides roads over the
greater part of the expanse of all the
naisas, admirably smooth, glassy
roadways over hard worn snow. The
tramffc Is further cheapened over these
roads by the substitution of a sledge
runner for the wheel and axle. This
brings the cost of land carriage as
near the cheapness of water borne
freight as possible, and it is the prin
cipal reason why Russia in the twen
tieth century is still a roadless land.
A city official tells of a conversation
ho and a Spanish maiden had when
he was a sergeant, with troops sta
tioned on the ilnd of Porto Rico.
"The senorita," said the official, "had
~come infatuated with a certain sol
dier named Harry, and she had learn
ed his name. One morning she ap
proached me and asked:
"He was asleep, and I laid my head
on my hand and closed my eyes to tell
the girL She misunderstood the signs
and, 'with a cry, pointed to heaven. I
shook my head and pointed down- The
senorita raised her hands in silent
supplication. Later Harry was seen
on guard, and the girl looked at me
*Rode to a Sure Death.
Jacques de Chastel, bishop of Sols
sons, had accompanied Louis IX. (St.
Louis) on the African crusade and,
Cndng that nothing had been accom
plished and that the army was about
to return in disgrace to France, re
fused to go, took leave of his friends.
partook of the sa'erament, mounted his
horse fully equipped for battle and, in
3lght of the whole army, charged alone
4nto the Saracen camp, where he was
at once cut to pieces.
A Vast Difference.
Young Hopeful-Father, what is a
traitor In politics? Veteran Politician
-A traitor is a man who leaves our
party and goes over to the other one
Young Hopeful-Well, then, what is a
man who leaves his party and comes
over to yours? Veteran Politician-A
convert, my son.-London Tit-Bits.
'Willis-Do you think a man should
be allowed to hold the highest honoi*
in the United States more than four
years? :Gills-Sure thing! I say, if
a man can top the league in batting
for ten or even fifteen yegrs, let him
stay In the game for the good of the
Time to Quit,
"I used to sing quite a little," said
"How did you come to quit?"
"I began to take notice that the au
dience was inclined to appear sad at
the comlc songs and look tickled at
the pathetic ballads." - Washington
"Won't you try a piece of my wife's
"Will it make an ang;el of me?"
"That will depend on the kind of life
you have led."--Houston Post.
The chains which cramp us most are
those which weigh on us least.
A Household Medicine
that stops coughs quickly and cures
colds is Foley's Honey and Tar Comn
pound. Mrs. Anna Pelzer 2526i~ Jefferson
St., So. Omaha, Neb., says: "I can ree
ommend Foley's Honey and Tar Comn
pound as a. sure cure for coughs and
colds: It cured my daughter of a bad
-ed and my neighbor. Mrs. Benson,
~'cured herself and her whole family with
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound.
~Everyone in our neighborhood speaks
highby of it." The Dickson Drug Co.
youthfni Inquirer-Father, what is a
scheme? Perplexed Parent-I can't er
K-actly define It, my boy, but it 1.s some
ting which will fall through quicker
*than anything else on earth.
Graduate-I hear that you've
a job on the road. Second Ditto
it hasn't reached me yet.-Ex
Ha ies in this world, when it
comes, -nmes incidentally, - Haw
A Challenge Trollope Declineo.
The late George Smith, the English
publisher, tells in his reminiscences
bow Anthony Trollope when offered
E2,000 for a serial stood out for an
>ther E1,000 and finally suggested a
toss for the amount in dispute. "I
asked him if he wished to ruin me and
maid that if my banker heard of my
tossing authors for their copyright he
would certainly close my account. We
altimately came to an agreement on
my terms, which were sufficiently lib
eral. But I felt uncomfortable; I felt
meant I hiad refused a challenge. T
relieve my mind I said: 'Now, that
Ls settled. If you will come over the
way to my club, whbere we can have
Ea little room to ourselves for Svre min
utes, I w-ill toss you for E1.000 w ith4,
pleasure-.' Mr. Trollope did not accept
the offtr -
Saved Many From Death.
W. L. Mlock. off M\ock, Ark., believes
te has saved many lives in his 25 years
>f experience in the drug business.
'*What I always like to do,'' he writes.
Is to recomm'end Dr. King's. New Dis-1
ory for weak, sore lungs , hard colds,
aoarseness. obstinate coughs, ]a arippe,
.roup asthma or other bronchial affec
ion, for I feel sure that a number of my
2eigh-bors are alive and wvell to-d-,y be
ause ther took my advice to use it. I
bonestly ibelieve its the best throat and
lung m~ediacine that's mrade.'' Ea-sy to
prv0 esrgt e atilbtl re
>rr0 lr5co 10 ote urn
"Reci~~eolletos opd P rieo." f
Toflt Gimpor asmitha the time of
wrie, us toiak his reimentes
wthoyforonlus wirls andfwith
?2,00 fo theli jsto poute o a
hankerhi f wouldshe tol ax den
osing atout my barou heage offm
sep Outhrs or ter copyring and
wsoul cetaool delighed to acree.We
asetmided. cam tangreemet on
lunhergs. whish house swhfcentl hebha
jus.t ive feom snomfontqale;n felt
eaiin. a Thebuter, wh chabeenT
sieemnd ofdniy s'Dcor Nou. hae
Mmseled f wll com'Pe ov the l
F it room rEczsfoe mii?
Aplergi Mr. anllp didl Hisace
S avflced with erom Deadcas
>f Ecem Mor ownfiock Ar, beich
w as sadmyaet les n his Through
ll ethiene I trie derunt buseines
Wand ocwylietorsrscito,"h witanin
ni o recoefn Dr used your D-i'
One for (50c.) sored leuntirly hardls
hoghnS tobyastiae olapsed I havpe
hadono asthmur other rob le. re.
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Lrngmediine thaorl d e.ayt
r reula ~cor 1.0 botlanta Ga.an
A.oB. Rasecinpes o.,ed
coeeroSheoofrm are ienxas. h
"R~olecioS oLad by cty7wf
o ASmpo' Wassst at te timep.
Tthe isoprs.called presen, jsh e
cate useto ae is perientsclo.
sone believe iqui jute poure n da
ornt.ktrhie woupld hae afandozdn
uswt lying abot eaos stags ofte an
slee. IOrmthr ha ired nohign
hw green todeirtle to ais ifo
fooidabld drnauger o theo od
godence days u Londo wadermely un
asentincost. Su reeberte once
funchina so oute mwhets he hed
worst avd mry somef athyarine
pedion. The t eret wo hok buren
supacig hisl thins scame o aknd
dcnf. etiallus raDc, masu en
eft even your flanne estshah bed!
heniseal sovtur.le ot thealle
Wh SFfr Ta un vr
PTeflorgia Man ATolls Hrinj
P as irersith an vie badn case
fo dcacing thenoth;ier beas thichua
ascinmedtle eaunpd hips. Thr ogh
inl seas om I trieutierendtoreumedies
ndlooris pounescrons. horzotalinxis
ao fraee rki I sel gides hasan
ne ox ('.). squred meetirend wahnh
1houg to Theas. ave elas 1pale
t o t rn of the stroe. sntnth
middlly of theg ibtso the ilr.aes
T nmng a B~et
LOrd M arcus Beresford is, like all
the 'Waterford family, full Of high
spirits. There is but one person en
titled to drive down Rotten row-the
)uke of St. Albans-and it is doubt
ful if ever he cares to exercise the
>rivilege. But Lord Marcus het he
would do it in broad daylight and
without interference. The wager was
eccepted and the time fixed for the
adventure about noon. All Lord Mar
cus' friends came trooping along to
see him. but time went on, and noth
in,- could be seen of the sportsman.
By and by a watering cart came
zalong.' driven by the usual waterman
in a smock. As the car passed along
leisurely th'e driver smiled, and on
closer observation Lord Marcus'
friends recognized the winner of the
A Window Washer's View. -
Awindowx washer was called upon
one day to clean the windows of a
musiness concern on the nineteenth
floor of a skyscraper in lower Broad
-way. The cleaner paused in wonder
ment as he passed through the lines
of typewriter operators as they click
ed oft their correspondence and went
to the window and fastened the two
straps dangling from his belt to hooks
at the side of the window frame. He
cast another surprised glance at the
ne oeatn tetyerie sds
leswn otar oe tediz
legths egh usane y6h
"I' mgtyod o sm pol
tnwa!"Ne or Hrad
Th Geaet raelr
sid thsbe T oun eing wIh
toun naregrow ah etir aml
eaeLoraru theesod sme onth
ater Warfound fsilyn theudg of g
:herittarctere As bte lghpersonn
itled to dra clown Rthen row-hthe
Dune joure St. is-undertaken.ubt
Arvlge u ordge Uset
wsld haingtul ith roa dwyife," sand
witou Raffere . Thwaews
adventr about nonuAired Moar
cus frind s ca tring ofjalousy.o
inse cudme arond ofth aboacsmey
Alng d ish y thRoulaeman
iabelso ckA thecr pasd maong
isur hedriafer saled adi-on
sher revathion MLo did
riend taecgid Jdth-inoh, thei
indoerehe was calldfihinted seaas
onee dayer canhe wutw of n wen
btserMss conernon tenntet
Plo f ksrapeo lowerroad
y. The' clnsier pusef an wnncer
mtar. DrepssedrtilIog thow line
d ofTirs. pndne n wn
stap antnrmi lo hook
Th theie of thettindg marre., Hei
case anhrl wosuised glanc theos
enu "ospertiny a terites"a
he trial, outw"aroed the dyna
aheht, "but wigt usthalfnsd bad the
The Geat eng Trcale abou
Bm irathing f om ode to poestab
rcis tn e'somies- h ratsrv
"Wenj mordayigh hanpagny ohe
bird.lI asen saifoidesd with- o
inf0 th eofh. hn h
leaeNor the sthnd soite onhst
ater sr ound skrtng."Kna thede Jofr
dWs omcoen ind thYaouth th
Shgjoe- y orthn, oundrkn sa
yo understahe Caosey HeYs contctor
s shavtinks trube withoks.-E,ai
thnI in Itsufaerind fr jealnous.
Misey Cceaudwthe a blaeyes'
asheL dn' giveion."E hSg"
Ati man y omae ne.cuty
Jac godake to loveth-orl,. heW.i
MrOresrCerail cI do.Ho o
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Gn/A aN fnceD-CAT/oiSAndrd
Box and its Meanings.
The word "box" has a great many
different meanings. Here are some of FR
its uses as a noun substantive: First,
a case of any size or material, akin to
pyx, from pymus, the box tree; second,
the driver's seat on a carriage, which
often has a lid covering a receptacle
for small parcels; third, a present, es
pecially a gift at Christmas time;
fourth, inciosed seats in a theater or
in a court of justice; fifth, a box drain;
sixth, a snug private house, as a shoot
ing box; seventh, a cylindrical hollow
iron in wheels, in which the axle runs;
eighth, a trough for cutting miters in
carpentry; ninth, the space between
the backboard and sternpost of a boat;
tenth, an awkward position-e. g., "in
the wrong box;" eleventh, the box tree;
twelfth, the box iron of a laundress.
Box Is used also as a verb, to fight
with fistr or gloves; fourteenth, to go
over the points of the compass In or
der, describing Its divisions; fifteenth,
to strike with open hand upon the
ear; sixteenth, to cause a vessel to
turn on her keel, to box haul. Other
uses also are consequent upon these.
Two Clever Statesmen.
One crisis ini Lord Palmerston's life
illustrates the absolute good humor.
which may prevail even when political
enmity is at its worst. Lord Derby
had made an attack upon him in the
upper house with such energy and elo
quence that the odds against him
seemed overwhelming. But he defend
ed himself and his policy from the
dusk of one day to the dawn of an
other with such tact, dexterity and
force of appeal to the national sense of
honor that he was acquitted of all
blame by a majority of fourscore.
Next day in passing through the cor
ridor leading from an anteroom to the
upper house one swing door opened to
his hand and at the same moment the
other to that of Lord Derby. They
were opponents, but they were also
manly and sweet natured men. They
"I was just thinking," said Palmer
ston, "what a clever fellow he-was who
so nearly put me in a hole!"
"Ah," was the rejoinder, "but noth
ing like the cleverness of the fellow
who got you out of It!"
Starts Much Trouble.
If all people knew -that neglect of con
stipation would result in severe indiges
tion, yellow jaundice or virulent liver
trouble they would soon take Dr. King's
New Life Pills, and end it. It's the only
safe way. Best for billiousness, head
ache, dyspepsia, chills and debility. 25c
at all druggists.
Never ignore "growing pains." Many
people seem to think they are perfectly
natural and, in fact, that they are a
necessary part of growth. As a mat
ter of fact, they are sometimes an In
dication of a strong tendency to rheu
matism, and a child who complains of
them should wear wooi next the skin
always, though lighter, of course, in
summer than in winter, and be prop
erly treated by a doctor.
Originally intended to be operate* by
the physical exertion of one man, the
lathe has now reached such a state of l
development that in many cases forty
to sixty horsepower, or the equivalent
of 000 men, Is necessary to operate it.
It Is one of the earliest forms of tool
to be driven by machinery.r
Novelty Excited Curiosity.
Owtlaight-I had an awful time
thinking up an excuse to give my wife
when I got home from the club last
Night L shman-Did she demand
one? Owtdlaight-Of course. I got
home so early that It piqued her curl
"Have you ever written on an empty
stomach?" asked the mere man.
"Sir!" exclaimed the literary person.
"I am a poet, not a tattoo artist!"
When the tree is fallen every one
goeth to It with his hatchet
Balked at Cold Steel.
"I wouldn't let a doctor cut my footp
off," said H. D. Ely, Bantam, Ohio, "al
though a horrible ulcer had been the
plague of my life for four years. Instead I
I used Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and my
foot was soon completely cured." Heals
Burns, Boils, Sores, Bruises, Eczema, I
Pimples, Corns. Surest Pile cure 25c as
Coffee and Fatigue.
The question is often asied, Whatr
will relieve fatigue more quickly than'
anything else? Clerks in stores and
men generally, as well as women shop-I
pers, become at times very tired. For
tunately the British army has thrashed
the question out and tried every kind
of decoction that could be thought of,
and we may profit by Its experience.
It awards the palm to coffee and de
cares It has neither superior nor equal
for this purpose.-Indianapolis News.
"Mr. Floorwalker, I wish you would
give me a clerk who can show me
what I want!"
"And what do you want, madam?"
"How do I know until I have looke
A Sure Way.
Ethel-Their parents made the
match, I believe. Arthur-I thought
they opposed it? Ethel-Yes; that's
hw they made it.-Bhiladelphia Bul
To Darken the Hair and Re
store Gray and Faded Hair
to Its Natural Color.
It is easier to preserve the color of the
hai- than to restore it.,:although it i~s
pe *ible to do both. Our gramhnmothers
uiderstoodl the secret. They mn:ile a
"sage tea." and theiir dark. glossy hir'~
lng after middile lie was due to this
fact. Our mothers ha:ve gray hairs l..
fore they are fifty. but they a!re b'ein
nig to apprne(iat(e the v.i.-ion ofi Ilur
grandmothers in using "sage t,':" for ~
their hair and are fast followinig sut;..
The present generation has th. ad-::t
tage of the past in that it can get
ready-to-use preparaition calle-l Wya's
Sage and Sulphur Ihair Remeady. .A::
scalp tonic and color restorer this pre'y
aration is vatl superior to the ordhinary
"sage ten"' made by our grandmothe.;
This remedy is sold uder gularantee
that the money will be refuno-1 if i
fails to do exactly as repr(esente'd.
This preparation is offered to th,.
public at fifty cents a bottle. nnd i
Go where thE
If Krasnoff h
Go to Krasnc
ing this Sale.
and all Dry IG
eekers go to Krasnoff's.
crowds go !
.asn't got it, you can't
s we give is proven by
ing sales we made dur
ilns in Clothing and N
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