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THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
Some women retain their beauty to an advanced
age. J3ut women, who regularly endure pain, age
rapidly, for suffering leaves .its lasting marks on
Nearly all women suffer more or less with some
iorm or female trouble. It should not be neglected.
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It Will Help You
Mrs. Katie Burlison, Goreville, 111., tried Cardui and 'writes :
"I suffered with female troubles, and was so sick 1 could not stand
on my feet. Finally I began to
mend. Now I am able to do all
better health than I -was before."
AT ALL DEUG STORES
The House committee on expo-!
sitions has acted favoradly on
the bill to appropiate $250,000
for the construction of a memori
al to Commodore Perry at Put-In-Bay
and the holding of a cen-
, tennial celebration.
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take CarduL and soon began to
my housework and am in much.
Nashville is to have another
daily newspaper. A stock comp
any has been organized with 100,
000 capital. It is proposed to be
gin publication December 26.
Warmed over potatoes and love
affairs will never be able to pass
for the original article.
War Heroes of the Future.
The romance of battle, which seemed
over with the passing of its cavalry
charge no longer possible against ma
chine gun fire returns on wings. Indi
vidualism of exploit returns. An army
ceases to be simply an aggregation of
units in khaki with no oue counting
more than another. One man's daring I
initiative may be worth regiments, as
in the old days.
The next great war promises Hob
sons by the hundreds, and there will be
no convenient life raft to ta-ke them
back to kisses and public applause.
Once his plane is out of action the avi
ator scout drops to death. It is pro li
able that a general will send out first
a feinting flotilla of planes to draw the
enemy's planes in chase before he
sends out the one on which lie depends
HIT UCjIKUUS I
for information, pr he in
a tlock scattered at wide intervals of
distance, knowing that if all of them
except one are destroyed the return of
that one will be enough.
What news that lucky one will bring '
news which will make war to the :
commander in chief a game of chesp
In which he knows all the moves in L.
opponent's mind! Hampton's Maga
zine. Why Woodrow Wilson Shaved.
As is well known, Woodrow Wilson
has a clean shaven face. But it was
not always thus. Once when Dr. Wil
son was a young lawyer pleading a
cause in a North Carolina court he per
ceived that his most attentive listener
was the sheriff of the county, who sat
with his feet in the stove and with his
eyes on the attorney. The young ad
vocate was greatly encouraced bv the
interest manifested by so distinguished !
an officer and was encouraged to in
crease his efforts still further to en
chain the attention of that auditor, t
When he had finished his address with
a rounded period of glowing eloquence
he stepped toward the sheriff to re
ceive his encomiums. It was a dread
ful shock to him when that official
drawled out, "Say, Wilson, do you
know that one of your side whiskers is
shorter than the other?" The future
president of Princeton was so disgust
ed that he shaved off 'his beard. New
A Great Artist's Great Hat.
A very great artist in New York
wears a very large hat when painting
portraits. So wide is the brim that his
brushes must have long handles. lie
is obliged to have them made to order.
The brim keeps hiui at a judicious dis
tance from his canvas, makes his work
broader, but it. takes charity in a gen
erous measure to believe that he wears
the hat for the sake of his painting.
William Morris converted those of
fine mind among his contemporaries to
the belief that nothing should be plac
ed in a home unless toirve some
practical purpose; that tkethings for
use should be useful, but that there
should be no ornaments for garniture
simply. How much we need such a
theory now in dress! The hat of this
great artist, with its brim so wide that
only with long handled brushes can
he reach his canvas, is only an aggra
vated form of the absurd vanities now
prevalent in Greater New York.
The Two New States.
The area of New Mexico is 122,500
square miles and that of Arizona 113,
200 square miles. The state of New
York has an area of 48,000 square
miles, and all New England has only
some G1.000 square miles. In other
words, either of the two new states
is as large as the Empire State and the
six New England states, with two or
three Delawares thrown in for good
measure. Together the two western
commonwealths are equal, or very near
equal, in area to the German empire
or the republic of France. As to the
agricultural possibilities of the new
states, it may be said that with the
help of irrigation and the "dry farru
iug" principle there is no reason why
they should not become great agricul
tural centers. New York American.
A New Passion Play.
The authorities of Eisenach, Ger
many, have given their consent to the
production in that city of a Protestant
Passion play on the lines of that of
Obcrainmergau. The play, which will
be known as "The Life of Jesus," is
the work of Dr. Weiser, director of
the Weimar theater. The performance
will require four evenings, and it is
proposed that the play shall be given
only once in a year. The various parts
have already been allotted to actors
of ability, and the financial risk has
been assumed by a committee of
tvealthy men. Among the promoters
are the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar
and the Duke of Meiningen. The first
performance will take place next sum
"The Honorable and Respected."
A curious old Bavarian custom is
just about to be altered in Bavaria by
the minister of justice. Criminals ex
ecuted in the prison of Straubing have
hitherto been buried with memorial
crosses placed over them stating. uuy wroie au oner. on ms siate say
"Here lies the honorable and respected ' ing: "Der Teaeher-Exeept the oner
So-and-so," if the criminal were a mar- i witn Pleasure- - Always keep mi en
ried man. while the graves of the con- I sagements with the ladies. Will be
demned and iitPfl hnr-hoinro wQ ! at the tristing place-at 4 p. m."-Argo-
the words, "Here lies the virtuous So-and-so."
It has now been decided in
future to Inter them without any
such complimentary remarks. London
Vessels That Seemed to Be Moved by
the Spirit of Destruction.
There is an old Cornish legend of a
phantom ship which is seen in or off
Porthcurno harbor and which, unlike
most ghosts, has a terrifying habit
of pursuing any vessel which it sights.
If it catches its victim there is a
collision, but no rear of inrushing
water. At the moment of contact the
ghost ship vanishes into thin air. and
the puzzled crew of the other vessel
ruD t,,eir eJes terrified amazement.
To any one who knows the legend
the vessel that saw tlie jfmiioni ship
is, however, doomed. iJefoie the next
New Year's day she will be sunk Jn
collision with another vessel or a rock.
One wonders whether the original of
this phantom ' at all resembled that
notable and appropriately uamed yacht
Satanita. The Satanita was a fine and
very powerful cutter, which ori'xina.ly
belonged to Mr. C. D. Clarke and after
ward to Sir Maurice Fitzgerald.
The Satanita was a hard weather
craft, but let the breeze be the least
Heavier tnan sue HKeu and sue wouiu
' be seized with what seemed more like
' demoniacal possession than anything
! else, and even with four men hang'ng
on' her helm she would sometimes take
charge and rush right up into the
She was the cause of several serious
accidents, the worst of "which ' hap
pened at the Mudhook club's regatta
in 1S94. On that occasion she was be
having in the most perfect fashion when
suddenly and without the slightt.-i
j warning she flung all control, and, just
I as a race horse will sometimes "savage"
t an opponent, she dashed in a mad
fury at Valkyrie II. and sank her like
a stone. Well was the Satanita called
I the "demon" yacht.
But it is not only sailing ships that
! act at times in a strange and unac
' countable fashion. Some years ago the
! British warships Pique, Mutine. Ho-
?a rio and Britomart entered Kiukiang
uaruor auu uroppuu aucuur in biuie
file. Presently a steamer which had
been discharging her cargo unan-
i chored and began to steam out.
f7ie was just abreast of the war
I ships when she suddenly made
straight for the Pique. The war
t ship's officers and men saw the man
at the steamer's wheel doing all he
knew to keep her off, but she ilatly
refused to answer her helm and went
crashing into the Pique, smashing her
boats and davits.
After clearing her she went for the
Mutine, but luckily did not strike her
Kfull. However, she carried The Mu-
tine's bowsprit clear away. Not yet
satisfied, she made a rush at the IJo
sario, but by superhuman efforts on
both ships the mad steamer was pre
vented from doing more than graze
the third warship.
Something of the same kind was
seen in the Thames a few years ago
when the British steamship Poplar,
turning to enter her dock, was struck
and cut down to the water line by the
French vessel Cordilleras. She at
once began to fill, and the captain or
dered full speed ahead for the purpose
of beaching her.
Instead of making for the beach the
Poplar made a sudden rush in a great
circle out iuto the river, smashing into
everything she came across. Then, as
if filled with a spirit of revenge, she
made for the vessel which had so ter
ribly damaged her.
The Cordilleras tried in vain to get
out of the way. but the Poplar smash
ed into her, damaging her so severely
that she, too, had to be beached.
Styles In Teeth.
Pearly teeth are not the fashion
everywhere. One firm of artificial
teeth manufacturers have to keep in
stock molars of every shade of color
from white to black. There is a
steady demand for black teeth for
Siam, Java, Batavia and Burma,
where the natives chew the betel nut.
whifli blackens the teeth. For Persia
the teeth must be absolutely milk
white. Recently an order was receiw d
from Bhavnagar, In India, for' some
bright red and blue artificial teeth.
Smokers' teeth are regularly supplied
to dentists in shades to match those
which have been discolored by nico
' A Fish Out of Water.
I Many people think that fish wh?n
' taken out of the water die because air
ha." a fatal effect on them. The real
I reason, however, is that their delicate
gill filaments or membranes become
dry and stick together, so that no air
can pass between them. Thus they
lose the power to imbibe necessary
1 oxygen, and the circulation of their
1 blood stops. The painful gasping of a
( fish out of water is nature's effort to
; free the passage through the fila
j Hop Pillows For Insomnia,
i George III. derived great benefit
i from the hop pillow prescribed for him
! by Dr. Willis after other sedatives and
j drugs had failed, and a similar remedy
i was eminently successful in 1871 with
j his late majesty King Edward VII..
i then Prince of Wales, who was suffer
j Ing from typhoid fever. London Tele
I Right-on the Job.
J A pupil had'b'een naughty all day,
' and the teachersent him a note or
I dering him to sfayjaft'er school. The
It I of no use to wait for our ship
to come In unless we have sent on
! HUMOR J)F THE DAY!
Oh, the day I went a-shopplnu
Went to do my Christmas, shopping
Went to buy a mult for mother.
Went to buy a pipe for father.
Went to buy a doll for grandma
And gold spectacles for baby
No oh, no it was the other
Way about! But, mercy, gracious.
Such a wild, bewildering chaos
Was the crowded shopping district!
'Twas enough to drive me frantic!
Ever thicker, thicker, thicker.
Surged the crowd at all the counters.
Ever deeper, deeper, deeper.
Plunged my hand into my .pocket.
Recklessly I spent my savings:
Paid too much for Katie's present:
Bought a clock for Leonora
When 1 know that she has seven:
Bought a chafing dish for Robert.
Though he simply hates Welsh rabbit.
But no one can reason clearly
In a jostling crowd of people.
Hustling, bustling, frantic people
Matching samples, snatching bargains.
Asking questions, scolding salesgirls.
Once I asked a haughty walker
To direct me to the "notions."
But the crowd around that counter
Squeezed and jammed like surging waters.
Elomeward then I sadly hied me.
Saying, "1 will go tomorrow
Bright and early in the morning.
And before the crowd assembles
I will do my Christmas shopping."
But you know how many duties
Face a housewife in the morning
Johnny's luncheon, Susy's mittens.
Baby's bottle. Bridget's orders.
All at once to be looked after;
Husband going, tradesmen coming.
And the telephone bell ringing
Till the morning, swiftly slipping.
Is half gone before I'm ready
Once again to start out shopping.
Once again to breast the surging
Of the tides of Christmas shoppers.
Once again to struggle vainly
With the overworked floorwalker.
With the weary, hurried salesgirls.
With impatient fellow shoppers.
Then I vow a deep and mighty
Vow within my panting bosom
That next Christmas J will surely
Buy my presents in September
Or November at the latest.
Quite forgetting 'tis the nineteenth
Time I've made this resolution.
Quite ignoring certain knowledge
That each woman in the country
Makes this resolution yearly
And she never, never keeps it!
Carolyn Wells in Harper's Weekly.
Word From Brother Dickey.
"1 mighty glad I livin cu tie holi
day time come roun'." said Brother
Dickey, "kaze de hearts er de people
is mo' wide open in dat season. Al
ready I done got de long, black preach-
J in coat I axed fer, likewise de ole
beaver hat, but I puts my frens on
notice dat I ain't gwine ter do any
preachin' 'twel atter de holidays. Dis
here is de time fer takin up de col
lection." Atlanta Constitution.
An Ideal of Fiction.
"I want my son to be a polished man
of the world, prepossessing in appear
ance, tactful and skilled in the accom
plishments of a gentleman."
"I'm afraid you have been reading
novels. Your description tallies exact-
I ly with the description of the hero of
the latest thief story." Washington
1 "These eggs don't seem to be real
fresh." objected the man from Phil
I "Well, it's your fault, then." snapped
the Cincinnati waitress; "they were
I fresh when 1 brought them on. but
! you've been half an hour opening 'em."
! Chicago News.
Among the Darwinians.
"Yes."' said the clubhouse bore. "I
suppose I owe some of my success to
the fact that we've been golfers in our
family for generations. I was recently
looking up my ancestral tree."
"Did they throw any nuts?" asked
the quiet man in the corner. World of
Bills Why are you so anxious to
get a typewriter whose first name Is
the same as your wife's?
Wills So that my wife won't trap
me if I get to murmuring the type
writer's name in my sleep. Pittsburg
The Awful Question.
There's a new one that the kids are
asking their long suffering parents.
"Say, mom. did you hear about them
goiu' to take the census over again?"
"For goodness sake, why?"
"To find Kelly." Philadelphia Times.
A Shock Absorber.
"Didn't you feel timid about kissing
your beau at first?"
"Those things come about gradual
ly." explained the dear girl. "I began
by kissing Ferdinand through my
veil." Kansas City Journal.
Mother Johnnie, wake up. You're
sobbing In your sleep. What's the
Johnnie Oh. muvver. I dreamed they
was going to have a sane Christmas!
"Pa." said little Willie Wantaknow.
"what is a 'don't worry philosopher"
"He is a man who makes his living,
my son. worrying about other people's
worries," said Mr. Warftaknow. Har
Business For All.
Mother Why should we make Wil
lie a doctor when there are so many
new doctors every year?
Father But think of all the new ail
ments! Stray Stories.
n Proper Thing.
Mrs. Mytes Is she bringing up her
Mrs. Styles Oh. yes: tbey'ra all hob
bled S Toakers Statesman.
HIS GOOD FORTUNE.
When Ho Had to Vork He StaKed ji
Dainty Rolling Mill.
I was Just ut t'.uj; iijmn my thirty
fourth year v lien, owing to the failure
of my wife's lather, 1 found myself
obliged to make a living.
I had often wondered where all the
steel rails came from, and now I de
termined to go into the business of
supplying them to railroad companies.
Having learned through careful inqui
ry that nearly all of them were made
In rolling mills, 1 persuaded the owner
of a bankrupt iron foundry to convert
it Into a rolliug mill. Then I went tc
a good reliable machinery man on the
next block and told him to send me
some of the very bet rolling mill ma
chinery that he had in his store.
Meanwhile my noble wife had not
been idle, and by the time I was
ready to begin operations she had in
duced several ofthe most brilliant wo
men In society to agree to bny all
their steel rails of us. Touched by
her unselfish devotion. I clasped lcr
in my arms, while the tears coursed
down my cheeks.
Then I called on a railroad presi
dent, told him that I desired to be
come self supporting and asked hint t j
buy some of my rails. lie told ine ;
deliver a basketful to his place ul
business every Saturday night.
Greatly elated over my prosperts. I
called together a number of workms
men whom I found idle on the stm
and directed them to make some ui c
steel mils without delay and take
them around to the kind railroad pres
ident. Rejoicing at the prospect of steady
employment, the workingmen hastem-1
to obey, and the rails that they ia'k
under my direction proved so durable
that in a very short time I had all the
orders that I could till.
I attribute much of my success t
the fact that each rail is delivered to
the customer tastefully wrapped in
tissue paper fastened with pink rib
Bad Enough to Be Late, but to Be Too
Early Is Unforgivable.
It is an accepted aphorism that one
should never be late at a duel or a
dinner. Tardiness is unpardonable,
but the converse is also true. If it is
an offense to be late It is unforgivable
to be too early. This refers solely to
the dinner, since duels are affairs- of
Overhaste may be flattering, but it is
also inconsiderate. If the dinner is
Important enough to be called a "func
tion" and the house in which it is giv
en is sufficiently large to be rated as
a mansion the early guest may find
a hostess still in her maid's hands. If
instead a cottage and a simpler repast
await one the housewife may herself
be putting the last necessary touches
to the salad. In either vase the hostess
feels a warm personal approval and
an ability for self praise if the coming
guest is a little tardy. Should the soup
be cold or the roast dry it Is not her
fault; she was on time.
Can anything be more harassing than
the "you-don't-mind-me-dear" type of
woman who always comes half an
hour early and always wants to
"help?" Can anybody , worship one's
household gods, turn away the nicks,
display the gleaming side in the pro
faning presence of a comparative
stranger? A despairing hostess said
"When I have just men coming I
spetid iny soul on the cooking: when
It's women I put my extra efforts into
burnishing the house; when It's both
I almost kill myself, and when they
come too early I want to lie down and
"The quality of mercy Is not strain
ed." It applies even to giving one's
prospective hostess ample leeway for
preparation. Failing this. Invitations
may soon be written. "At 7. and please
be late!" Youth's Companion.
Not at All Private.
In the trial of a case recently in one
of the English courts a witness was
asked to repeat a conversation that
she had with her husband. Objec
tion was made that the question
should not be answered because the
conversation was private in its na
ture. The judge then asked the wit
ness whether anybody except herself
and husband was present. She re
plied that her mother and the hus
band's mother were, whereupon the
judge remarked: "it appears that both
mothers-in-law were present. I shall
therefore rule that the conversation
Struck by Lightning.
A lady riding in a train found her
self seated by the side of an old ma
tron who was exceedingly deaf.
"Ma'am." said she in a fiizh tonp.
I "did you ever try electricity?"
1 "What did you say. miss?"
"I asked if you ever tried electricity
for your deafness?"
"Oh. yes. indeed. I did; It's only last
summer I got struck by lightning, but
I don't see as it done me a bit of
No Exposure For Him.
The member of the legislature of
whom some graft stories had been cir
culated was about to build a house.
"You will want a southern exposure.
I-suppose?" asked the architect.
"No. sir!" said the man. "If you
can't build this kouse without any ex
posure I'll get another architect."
No Weight Reduction In Prospect.
Mr. Nervee Will you be mine?
Miss Plumpleigh You ask so much,
Mr. Nervee I know It. but you don't
seem to be getting any smaller. Bos-
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