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FOR THE CHILDREN
Isn't It Awful?
Thera Is a little maiden
"Who has an awful time.
She baa to hurry awfully
To get to achool at nine.
She has an awful teacher;
Her taaks are awful hard;
Her playmates are nil awful rough
When play-Ins In the yard.
She has an awful kitty,
Who often shows her claws;
A dog that Jumps upon her dress
With awful muddy paws.
She has a baby sister
With an awful little nose.
With awful cunning dimples
And such awful little toes.
She has two little brothers.
And they are awful boys.
With their awful drums and trumpets.
And make an awful noise.
Do come, 1 pray thee, common sensel
Come and this maid defend.
Or else, I fear, her awful life
Will have an awful end.
The Magic Rope.
Take a piece of clothesline six or
seven yards long and pass it among
your audience for Inspection. While
It Is going Its rounds have your hands
securely tied with a handkerchief
which should be passed around tin
wrists and knotted on one side.
When the rope Is returned to yon
drop one end between your arms or In
side the handkerchief and request
some one to take both ends of the rope
and pull to make sure your hands are
firmly tied. It would now seem Im
possible to get the rope off unless the
hands were untied or the ends released
After two or three rapid motions, how
ever, the rope drops to the floor, while
your hands remain tied, ns at first
First, do not have your hands tied
so tightly that you cannot move them,
This can be arranged by holding them
6llghtly apart while they are being
tied. After the rope has been pulled
by the holder it is somewhat relaxed,
and then, by rubbing it between the
wrists, a loop may be formed, into
which the second flnger may be slip
ped. The whole hand is now readilj
thrust through, and only a Jerk is
necessary to send the rope upon the
floor. In performing this trick work
as quickly as possible that your move
ments may not be easily followed.
Simon Says An Old Game.
The players are seated In a row.
semicircular. In front of them sits
the leader of the game. He is called
Simon. It is his business to give
commands to the players, prefacing
each order by "Simon says, Thumbs
down,' " or "Simon says, "Thumbs up.'
If during the game he neglects to say
"Simon says" those who unthought
fully obey must pay a forfeit it is
Simon's duty to turn his thumbs with
ach command. "We'll all sing to lin
king if Simon says thumbs down."
turning his thumbs down. All the
players turn their thumbs down at the
same time. Simon continues in the
same way. shaking rapidly so as t"
catch some one by omitting the "SI
mon says" before his "thumbs down'
or "thumbs up." or It may be Just
"turn down" or "turn up," but must
follow the "Simon says."
When one of the players has been
ra tight turning bis thumbs up or. down
without the "Simon says" he must
move out of the line of players and sit
with his face to the wall until the game
bus been finished: then Simon will fix
the forfeit the offender must pay.
Elephants Rocked the Boat.
A queer elephant yum is told by the
captain of a trading steamboat in the
London Telegram. On one occasion he
had on board a cargo of forty ele
phants. The vessel was anchored in a
perfectly smooth sea off the coast of
Zanzibar, but to the great surprise of
the passengers the steamer began to
At first they supposed the motion to
be caused by the ground swell, but
when the motion kept Increasing there
was general alarm, nnd the captain
started an Investigation.
Then it was revealed that the ele
phants had In some wuy found that by
swaying to and fro nil together a rock
ing motion was produced that seemed
to please them immensely.
So the great beads and bodies rolled
and swung In unison until the steam
er. which had no other cargo and rode
lightly, was In imminent danger of
rolling clenn over. The attendants
hurried dowu into their bold and, aft
er a great deal of shouting nnd thump
Ins, managed to stop the dangerous
"Rlrds you ought to know" Is the
name of this game. The leader asks
the questions, und the player who an
Bwers the greatest number wins.
A Jolly outdoor time? A meadow
What hunters sometimes do? Kll
A qunlut old fashioned name?
Used In decorating? Hunting.
From whom do you buy your meat)
A color Quakers like? Dove.
An unsteady light? Flicker.
Material for summer trousers? Duck.
A stupid fellow? Itooby.
A boy's name? Bobwblte.
What friends do? Chat
A bird never seen in summer? Snow
bird. An amusement for children? Tee
Wbata dog does when bappy? Wag
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A colored tool? Yellowhammer.
A wfiSbrated artist? Whistler, '
Changes In the Flag.
Tho president's flag which few
Amcrlpans have over seen now has a
bluo field Instead of a red, the change
ofllclally taking place on July 4, the
date on which all changes in all ofu
clal flags. Including the national flag,
go Into effect The national flag of
official design now bears forty-eight
stars, but as this would unduly crowd
the blue square or "union" on small
flags it is directed by executive order
that colors lesi than Ave feet In width
shall bear only thirteen stars. There
have also been established standnrd
slstcs for flags used by the govern
ment, the twelve standard sizes rang
Ing from twenty feet to .31 feet hoist
or width. Heretofore flngraukers have
been allowed to use their own taste
and Judgment in the proportions, but
the new regulations fix the followlug
scale: Hoist (width). 1: fly (length), 1-0:
hoist of union (or blue field), 7-13: fly
of union, .7(1: width of each stripe, 1-13.
Now York Times.
The Roumanian's Tobacco.
Roumania, the dark horse of the Bal
kans, may bo said to have been wafted
Into good government ou a cloud of
tobacco smoke, for It was the to
bacco monopoly established by the de
generate ruler Couza that brought
about his compulsory abdication. Ev
ery Roumnnlan smokes, nnd Couza
came up against a national bablt
with tho usual result It was In 18C(
that the present ruler, Priuce Charles
of Hohcnzollern-SIgmaringen. was In
vited, in tho teeth of the concert of
Europe and the sultan, to become
Couza's successor, and nothing liner
ever happened to Roumania, except
its queen. Carmen Sylvn. But the good
fortune of Roumania Is also due to
Bismarck, who counseled the young
prince to accept the proffered throne,
remarking, "If, you fail you will at
any rate have a pleasant reminiscence
for tho rest of your life."
A Surprised Bridegroom.
Tho story of a bridegroom finding
the wrong bride at his side for the
wedding ceremony was told In Bom
bay high court, writes a Calcutta cor
respondent A member of the religious
sect known as the Jains being forbid
den by Jain custom to seek out a bride
for himself commissioned another man
to And one. After a selected bride had
been "viewed" by the Jain at a rail
way station he agreed to pay tho
prospective bride's father 200 and
iG to an intermediary, and part of the
money was paid in advance. At the
ceremony tho "bride" wore a heavy
veil, and when the Jain asked her to
remove It he found that some one had
been trying to pass off a substitute for
his bride. These adventures are not
uncommon In India. Sometimes a very
ugly girl is passed off on a bridegroom.
Wireless and Aurora.
Tho aurora borcalis. or northern
lights, apparently affects the wireless
telegraph waves thaj; pass between
Hammerfest Norway, and the north
ernmost station in the world at Green
Harbor, Spitsbergen. Often the polar
light so weakens tbo wireless waves
that tbo operator In the receiving sta
tion at Spitsbergen can hardly hear
them, and at times communication Is
wholly interrupted. On the other hand,
the appearance of the northern lights
seems to strengthen the waves that
are sent southward. Once when the
aurora was so bright in Spitzbergen
that It was mentioned in a dispatch to
Norway tho receiving operator at Ham
merfest, where the polar light was not
even visible, noticed an extraordinary
Increase in tho volume and distinctness
of tho signals. Youth's Companion.
Nickels That Are Worn 8mooth.
Worn nickels are legal tender. So
snys tho supreme court of Ohio In On.
cinnatl Northern Traction company ver
sus Rosnagle (05 Northeastern Report
er, 884). and it Is so recorded In the
docket Tho coin, says the court was
issued by authority of law to circu
late as money, was merely worn, bruis
ed and cracked in the process of cir
culation and therefore legal tender
and an action for damages could be
maintained on Its refusal. Of course,
until this has thoroughly percolated
the street -ar systems, to convince a
conductor It will lx necessary for a
passenger carrying n smooth nickel to
have with him the decision of tbo su
preme court of Ohio and also a thick
club. New York Telegram.
At Cambridge, Mass., there now ex
ists the most extensive and valuable
collection of stellar photographs In the
world, numbering over 240,000, and
100,000 or more of them have been se
cured at Harvard university observa
tory at Arequlpa, Peru, at an elevation
of 8,000 feet. Tho number of stars re
vealed on the different plates depends,
of course, on tho density of the part of
the sky being photographed and on the
length of the exposure, the longer the
exposure the- more stars, provided the
light of tho sky does not fog the plate.
Ou one plate alone namely, the region
about Eta Carlnae 210,000 stars have
been actually counted.
A Century Old Ship.
One of the most interesting ships
afloat Is the Eagle, which liej in oue of
the docks in tho. river Mersey, Eng
land, For moroJLhaD fifty years the
Ea'le has senjeVtf training ship. It
was launched jo, 4804 and took part In
several impprtft engagements in the
early part of tfe' last century, whea
tfca NapaieqBlc power was at Its height
I IN THE WORLD OF
Hans Holmcr Will Go Abroad
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Photo by American Press Association.
Hans Holmer, the noted long dis
tance professional runner, is planning
another visit to Europe. Hans says
he has received several good sized of
fers from abroad and will accept
The lanky runner will run several
more races in and around New York
between now and December and then
sail for other shores. He will enter
in the Powderhall Marathon, to be
held In Edinburgh. Scotland, Jan. 1.
Holmer captured this event two years
ago and believes be can win it again.
Baseball Scout Important.
Tho scout in baseball has become a
most important individual. Nowadays
a ball club which cannot boast of a
good scout stands little chance to com
pete with Its rivals. Tho great rivalry
which exists between the sixteen ma
jor league clubs for playing material
makes it decidedly important to have
an Individual with each club who can
recognize a ball player when ho sees
him In the rough and has tho business
instinct to get such players at the low
est possible figure. It has been proved
time and time again that It is not the
club which pays the greatest amount
for a player which gets tho real stars.
Good Judgment on tho part of the
scout who makes tho selections counts
Cole 8hunted to Minors.
"King" Cole, the pitching leader of
the National league In 1010, Is booked
for the minors, demonstrating the brief
ness of big league fame. Cole was
taken by Pittsburgh, with Solly Hof
man, In exchange for Tommy Leacb
and "Lefty" Lelfleld, and now Barney
Dreyfuss says he was bunked by
Charles Murphy. The Michigan bar
ber has been of no use to the Pirates,
and Hofman also failed to help to any
Cameron Latest Negro Heavyweight.
Jim Cameron, a big negro. Is the lat
est pugilist to attract attention on the
Pacific coast Cameron Is the biggest
man in the boxing game, excepting
Carl Morris. He stands six feet four
IncheB in height nnd tips the beam at
225 pounds. England, too, has a new
boxer in Tom CowJer, who stands six
feet three Inches and weighs 210
Army Works Hard For Navy Game.
Tbo setbacks the navy has received
won't make the army any the less ear
nest in its preparation for the game
with tho midshipmen. Football his
tory is full of Instances of beaten
teams coming strongly at tho finish,
especially at thoso gridiron centers
where there is as much football pres
tige as at Annapolis.
Cincinnati Tries Seventeen Pitcher.
Manager O'Day, In an effort to" de
velop a pitching staff for Cincinnati,
used seventeen pitchers durlnjfiho
neason. Five of the recruits flashed
with perfect records, they 'being
Gregory, Packard, McGraner Don
alds and Frill. Suggs, with nineteen
victories and sixteen defeats, lItne
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When Pa Eats Grapes.
Mother says she wouldn't for the world
have others see him.
Bister says It'a most Improper too.
Father says he doesn't care at all lion
much we see him:
He'll do exactly what he wants to do
Mother says It's really one of father's
Sister's face takes many disapproving
forms and shapes
Aa she watches his "coarse method" of
disposing of the skins '
When fathor starts to cat a bunch of
With his elbows on the table and a plate
beneath his chin
And a bunch of purple beauties In his
Ho Is deaf to all the comment as the
sweet fruit he tucks In,
And he cares not where the empty skins
Aunt Eliza says such table manners really
are a fright.
And to hide her grinning face the serv
Her apron up before It every morning,
noon and night
When fnther starts to eat a bunch of
He can handle green corn nicely, and he's
noiseless with his soup.
On celery he peacefully can chew.
But ma says he's like a member of some
common circus troupe
Who never has been taught the thing to
When the Concords are In season then she
shudders and she sighs.
From tho table very quickly she escapes,
For she doesn't care to linger as a fact
it Isn't wise
When father starts to eat a bunch of
Detroit Free Press.
How to Get Rich.
One of the richest men of a certain
Indiana county is known as well by
his penurious habits as by his bank
account A short time ago be Invited
an old friend to dine with him. Ac
cepting the lnyitntlon, the friend was
piloted to one of the cheapest "hotels"
In the place, and two dinners were or
dered at 25 cents each. A second cup
of coffee was ordered by tho guest,
and when be finished it the pair, after
the bill of 55 cents was paid, meander
ed out on the street Noticing his
host's downcast expression and silence,
he asked what had come over blm.
"Nothing," said tho host
"But something must be wrong,"
said his friend.
"Well," said Croesus, "1 can't under
stand how my bill was 55 cents."
"Oh." said the, guest "1 had a sec
ond cup of coffee, but I'll pay for It!"
He at once took a nickel out of bis
pocket, and Croesus accepted. Indian
An Eighth Wonder.
The ex-summer girl was talking to
the ex-college man.
"And what are you going to do, now
that you have completed your educa
tion?" she asked.
"Oh. I think I'll live on my income!"
he answered airily.
"I am disappointed In you. Live .on
your Income, Indeed! Why don't you
do some great deed to show the world
how clever you are?"
"My dear young woman, If I suc
ceed In living on my income it will be
the cleverest deed any man ever ac
complished." New York Sun.
"Henry," Bald Mrs. Hornbeak anx
iously, "I ain't one of those people who
worries very much, but 1 don't like
tho Idea of our son Arthur becoming
one of those bird men."
"Who said be was going to bo an
aviator?" asked Mr. Hornbeak.
"Well, here's Cousin Bill writing that
we'd better put a curb on Arthur; says
he's flying awful high for a young fel
ler." Woman's World.
Vicar The most wonderful organ 1
ever saw was tho property of a pri
vate gentleman. It bad nearly a hun
Sexton Urn! The most remarkable
organ I ever beard Is my old woman's
tongue. It ain't got no stops at all.
Not tho Dark Hero.
Do you care for Esperanto?" he
asked tho sweet young thing as they
were demolishing plates of cream after
"Which was he?" replied tho sweet
young thing. "Tho one with the blond
mustache?" San Francisco Chronicle
She Did they offer you any choice at
tho missionary bureau as to where you
should bo sent?
He-Yes. and I told them I'd prefer
to go somewhero where tho natives
were vegetarians. Boston Transcript
Tlmos Have Changed.
Howell Itowell doesn't speak to his
Powell And I can remember when
be thought It was worth $1 to say a
few words to her by long distance tele
phoneJudge. An Understanding Man.
"That man has an Idea that he un
derstands women. He's a widower, 1
"Nope. If he's got any such Idea as
that he's a bachelor." Houston Post
Mrs. Gotham Don't you think those
doughnuts are an Improvement on the
last ones I made?
Mr. Gotham Oh, yes, dear; the holes
are larger. Yonkers Statesman.
Mrs. Heapeckke Welj, I guess I
have Just as much ctwaee of getting
to heaven as you have."
Mr. Heopeckker-Net If I get there
are quickly relieved by ah application of Sloan's
Liniment You don't need to rub just lay on
liehtlv. It enetrates at once to
the scat of the trouble.
"Miss Etsw Manthky, 4mo Talraan
Ave., Chicago, 111., write: "About two
years ago my mother broke down with
rheumatism. Tho doctors didn't do any
good. My mother was persuaded to try
Sloan's liniment, and in three weeks
was entirely well and I believe she Is
Relief From Rheumatism
Miss II. E. Lindklkaf, Gilroy, Calif.,
bottle of Sloan's Liniment, and although
obtained great reuei irorn ncr incuuiausiu.
Rheumatism Entirely Cons
Mtss EvklettA Mver, of 115 Wyoming St., Dayton, Ohio, writes:
My mother was troubled with rheumatism and her friends advised her to get
Sloan's Liniment and her rheumatism is entirely gone. At the same time the
family was troubled with ring-w'orms there were five ring-worms between my
slsteii and I and Sloan's Liniment cured every one of usjin a week s time.
is the best remedy for neuralgia, sciatica, lumbagq, chest
pains asthma, hay fever, croup, sore throat and sprains.
At all dealers. Price, 25c, 50c, and $1.00.
Sloan's Book on Horses, Cattle, Hogs and Poultry sent free. Address
Dr. EARL S. SLOAN, BOSTON, MASS.
The announced object of the
"Kentucky Child Welfnre Ex
hibit," which is to begin Thursday
at tho Armory in Louisville, is to
show "what we are doing for our
children, what wo are not doing
and what we ought to do." The
exhibition is free, and the infor
mation that will bo available is
No economic problem is of
greater importance than the con
servation of child life and the men
tal, moral and physical develop
ment of' children. Of every 100
children born twenty-Bve die in
infancy. Statistics fail to show
how many of the remaining seventy-five
reach manhood, or wo
manhood, scarred for life, or doom
ed to early death or lifelong inef
ficiency by preventable diseases.
Statistics fail to show how many
of them, as' tho result of society's
neglect, are made vicious or crim
inal, and how many of those who
reach adulthood healthy in body
and mind are less well equipped
for citizenship, and as bread win
ners, than they should be, and thun
they could bo if more general at
tention were devoted to the matter
of the conservation and develop
ment of our greatest natural re
source. Leaving aside tho question of
the inhumanity of not paying due
attention to child welfare, the
enormous cost, to the able-bodied
and able-minded portion of the
population, of supporting their
fellow citizens who have failed to
get tho square deal that should be
a common heritage constitutes a
burden too little recognized. Nei
ther war nor pestilence plays so
tragical a role as a destroyer of
life, and of tho happiness of the
living, as neglect of children. It
fosters inefficiency, defectiveness,
pauperism, invalidism, vice and
crime. Tho effects ramify through
every social stratum. Many per
sons who realize the need of vig
orous work among children of tho
poorer classes are too little alive to
its possibilities as affecting children
of tho well-to-do classes by pro
moting their health and happiness
and giving them tho right sort of
equipment with which to begin
Tho "Child Welfare Exhibit"
will prove a revelation and an in
spiration to many of thoso who
attend it. Thoso who do not take
advantage of tho opportunity will
miss much that is interesting and
Dyspepsia is America's curse.
Burdock Blood Bitters conquers
dyspepsia every time. It drives
out impurities, tones the stomach,
restores perfect digestion, normal
weight, and good health. lm
Take the bull by theborrWlif
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she Is over 8j years of age, she has
Vote Out the Nscal Court.
Three cheers foi Campbell
county! It is the first county in
the State to vote for tho abolition
of tho archaic and inefficient Fis
cal Court sysem.
At the last election the question
of the adoption of the commission .
form of government for the county -T (
was submitted to the voters. Somo
4,000 votes were cast in favor of
the commission proposition, while
about 2,000 votes were registered
in opposition to it. This does not
mean that the existing order of
things will be changed immedi
ately. In fact it will be some
time before Campbell county is
rid of Fiscal Court control. Thn
commissioners will have to' be
elected a year hence, or at tho
November election in 1913. After
these three officials shall havo beon
elected and qualified they will ns
sume their duties and, in connec
tion with the County Judge, will
be in complete control of the fiscal
affairs of the county. The several
magistrates who have heretofore
acted in that capacity will bo re
lieved of the duty uud vill (.online
their activities to tho trial of such
cases as usually come before min
Three commissioners and a
County Judjio should bo better
able to manage county affairs than
a County Judge and half a dozen,
or any other number, of magis-
v a . f b
traces, in electing tnreo commis
sioners for that especial purpose
the chances are that Campbell
county will elect men hetter quali
fied for such important duties than
would be any similar number of
justices of the peace. Tho average
Fiscal Court is a cumbersome and
contentious body with no marked
competency for administration.
Commission government should be
a great improvement. Certainly
it can be no worse than tho Fiscal
Court system, and the voters of
Campbell county are taking no
risks in making tho change.
$100 Reward, $100
Tho readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there Is at least one
dreaded dlsoaso that science has been 1 .
Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Curo Is tho onlyW
positive euro now known to the medical
fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional
disease, requires a constitutional treat
ment. Hairs Catarrh Cure Is taken In
ternally, acting directly upon tho blood
and mucous surfaces of the system, there
by destroying the foundation of the dis
ease, and giving tho patient strength by
building up the constitution and assisting
nature in doing Its work. Tho proprietors
have bo much faith in its curative pow
ers that they offer One Hundred Dollars
for any case that It fails to cure. Bend
for. list of testimonials.
rt,a , J CIHSNBV ,, co toq ohlo
gold T all DruimUts, 75o.
Take Hall's Family nUa for constipation.
20,000 turkeys for November -and
December, for which we will
pay the highest market prjee.
10-tf G. D. Sullivan & Co.
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