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BUY THE BRAINS
BEHIND THE CORN
1 Cost One Farmer $500, but
He Won Outi
THEY DETERMINE THE VALUES
Ww Material Is Cheap, but the
Amount of Brain Mixed With 'It In
Manufacture .Means Profit, or Lots.
Some years ago a Uoosler farmer be
gan to breed fine seed corn. At one
of the great natlonnl.com shows, held
t Chicago, be took the first prize for
a single ear of corn. The rule govern.
tog this exhibit was that the car tak
ing first prize became the property of
the corn show. The farmer was in
despair until ho learned that this "best
ear In the world" would bo sold at
THiblic auction to tho highest bidder.
Be dcteriuined he must keep this ear
.l corn for seed on his own farm at
"any cost HE BOUGHT THE BAR
.JJBvery One said bo was crazy to pay
ch a price for a single ear of corn,
pf, course any other ear of the same
weight and costing about 1 ceuts
trould have fed as inuch stock or made
as many cornnieal batter cakes for
breakfast Why was -he willing to
lay such a huge price for the corn?
3Ie "Was not buying corn at all. HE
WAS BUYING THE BRAINS BE
HIND ITS PRODUCTION.
Kaw materlnl Is cheap; tho amount
f brains mixed with it In Its manu
facture fixes Its market value. A
flcco of window glass Is cheap; a
watch crystal Is more expensive; a
Jens for a fine camera is quite ex
pensive; the objective for a groat tele
stcope may cost a small fortune. What
fa true of corn or any raw material Is
true of men. A fl:ie, (strong, vigorous
man can be bought for $2 ns n laborer.
Mix brains enough for. him to handle
a section gang, and he will bring $3
Mix brains enough to fit him for a
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"" A $500 EAn OF CORN.
conductor, and he will bring $4 to $5
per day on the market
Enough bralus to handle a great
arallroad system, and he brings $100
per day on the open market
All values in the taarket of the
world are educated brain values.
Tke cheapest education is the best,
far the efficient, well educated man
jk the high priced commodity.
! painting and Grapefruit.
"You .say that teacher wants you
t& set some paint an' a paint brush.
Bebby?" exclaimed a farmer.
:"yes, sir, to paint pictures with,"
answered his eight-year-old hopeful.
"Do you know when 1 went to
school I had lots of old blue back-spell-es
an hickory He an' no frills or fur
telows,. I reckon I'll haye to get 'em
jfor you. but It' looks like u plumb
waste of time, tilts' piilntln' of pic
tures." ;Hj8( good wife (Spilled behind her
xfesses and kept on sewing, pome
Itsse later, 'when Bobby was fast
Jeep, she adroitly asked, the roan en--ateped
in the b,lue hazei of White
fc'acley); '"Rob, what did you get when
yea -were in town this afternoon?"
"Why, gaft, those, re pairs' for the
shredder that had come by express, an'
iaw some rilcp grapefruit an oranges
a brought a fijw along. 'Wbyf"
'"What wns ttief dse '6f brlrigln' them
iMcae? You knew we had plenty of
tecon, potatoes, beans, an' coffee la the,
Malry, dJiln't our :.
nraaually the" man struggled out of
'tfce. smoke, long enough' to exclaim:
Jpne reason I got 'em was to please
je. Great 3cott, qon't yon -ever get
worked out, "tired to death of fat meat
a' coffee, woman?" ,
'Of course I do, an 1 like grapefruit
aa" all kinds of odds an ends to give
ne an appetite for the plain, 'substan
tial things. But;" a'ad a pleasant mis
dafevous smile spread over her soft,
aetherly face, "you an' ,X were raised
aa fat meat .cpffee an lots of hickory
ife weren't we Rob?''
,jp or a njOfn'eht tIli,paan?p jface wore a
pwsled loo.k.' ; "uddqnly his face clear
a.and he laughed theartiiy and said: "I
sfecko'n I was. fcinde, hard orjjobb,
fmt now. oi are right things are
different now, an' they're a lot better
taaa they used 'to be I see what yon
ae drlvln' at; mother. Yes, the teach
er wants to urfe the palntn' like a kind
er rcUsb. or side, dish to keep up their
appetite for the rest of the everyday
The natural resource of any country
saw limited. The only resource that a
without a limit to human brains.
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A RESPONSIVE CHORD
' y NORA NAHU
"What did ho over see in her?"
The qaestiok fell from the lips of a.
Igirl of tweaty, fully conscious pf the
'budding beauty of young womanhood
and all it meant of power. "She
ihasn't apparently one redeeming fea
ture; why, sho is positively gawky,"
Tho woman addressed, an attractive
matron of about 85, turned a criti
cal gaze after the figure of the little
woman disappearing down the street
and a knowing smile curled her lips.
"I will tell you," sho said.
"About five years ago Arthur Smith
was engaged to the most beautiful. grl
in our set; you are too young to re
member juBt how beautiful she was
at any. rate, she completely conquered
Arthur he had eyes for no one else
when she was near. At every func
tion ho was her devoted slave every
wish was anticipated and gratified
nothing was too good for hei" no task
too difficult to perform that would add
to her comfort and happiness.
"When tho Spanish-American war
broko out, Ann Reynolds, now Mrs.
Smith, had been studying for two
years o boa trained nurse. Sho had
one supromo gift the gift of tender
ness, and Nellie, In a woman this 1b
!hot to bo despised. All women do
not possess it Ann's brothor and Ar
thur happened to be Injured about the
same time and wcro placed on beds
side by side in the samo southern hos
pital. Oji account of her training
and her brother's Illness, Ann Rey
nolds volunteered to go as a nurso to
this hospital, and endeavor to savo
not only her brother's life, but to do
what sho could to save the lives of
others who had become ill in the gov
"About this time Arthur had writ
ten an appealing letter home, or, rath
er, had asked that It be written, as
ho was too 111 to do more than ex
press a wish, asking that his sweet
heart come to him (they had been
engaged Just beforo he loft for "the
south), as ho feared he had contract
ed a dangerous and contagious dis
ease, but usually the ones wo love
do not consider such things as this
when a life is concerned; at least,
I am generous enough to think that
most women would not Well, to
mako a long story short, Arthur's
sweetheart refubed flatly to go to his.
bedside. It afterward camo out '.
somehow these things always do
that she feared contracting the fever
and thereby marring her beauty.
"When Ann arrived at the hospital
and found that the patient In the bed
next to her brother was from tho
samo city as sh1;, they said she work
ed untiringly with him night after
night with an Intensity that probably
saved- his life at least, the doctors
gavo her tho .credit and won out
with glowing words pf praiso from
them all. When it was all pverr how
ever, and ho was on tho high-road to
health, sho succumbed ' under tho
strain, and lay for weeks hovering be
tween life and death.
"During her Illness Arthur wrote a
short note to his fiancee, releasing her
from her engagement, and when ho re-,
turned home, which did not happen
for many weeks ' afterward, ho an
nounced his engagement to tho little
woman who had rlBked a very pre
cious and useful .life to save that of
a perfect stranger. One of his old
friends said afterward that in an
nouncing tho news to him be had
made the remark that those few
weeks in tho hospital had taught him
the most valuable lesson In his life
that "beauty of face and form, while
pleasing to tho' eye, were but fleeting
possessions, and that 'as ho watched
tho devoted and self-sacrificing little
woman moving from one to the other
of tho sufferers, giving her service
willingly and with a grace andaweetr
ness that brightened the whole place,
bringing hope and sunshine to many
a homesick and despairing man,, ho
had realized that thore was something
deeper, nobler and more transcendent
ly beautiful in the world than xnefe"
physical beauty, and' one which would
last until death .and he, finished by
aaylag: 'And. so I Jost my heart, or, ,
rather, gave ,u into Keepinr ox.iaeno
bleat woman I hail ever met, or evr
rpct to meet In this' world:' "
The speaker finished the1 story la9
a low, soft Voice, and is she glanced
ever at the beautiful yottnf girt opeo-'
site; sa aotlced a tear; trkklloa; down
har aaek. and the serious.) iloek'tbaf
wmL kars from the browa. eyssi tola,
her that the recpunta had touchsf ;
rpBiKTe cnora in ner .nature
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Telling the Bees.
The custom of '"telling the bee ;ifl
often referred to by those Interested1
la curious happenings. In some parts
of England it has always been the
habit to bafora the bees wheaever
there is a. death In. the family, tparr
tjcularly when t Is. that of the mas-.
ter .or mistress, .
'Some one raps upon the board sup
porting tha hives and says: "Mourn;
with us. Master1 (or' rnlstreas). of we
house is dead."
It Is thought that if this duty is,
neglected the bees will' die, and' many'
old servants are' fond of telling how
the bees pine away 'when net ohe
thinks to, give then' the sad message.
-rAva MwrJm , i . ,7
Carries Him Back. :
MI never drink coffee yith creaia',,
lh !tM ' -....
"Way notf ' ' i
"It always makes me homesick."
"I doa't understand '. ' 1
"I was born oa the beaks af the Mis-:
souri river." 1
"Yer , . '
",X. cup of.costee with, cream ,ta tt.ls
jHet'.about the color of the ttrasi I
used to sport ia'waab a 'bey. " "
A TRAMP FIRE-FIGHTER
By IDA ALEXANDER,
For a week now the tramp had
been fighting fire With the other fire
fighters. Why he had done so he
hardly kn3T, Tho "'-" -wm--iibi
large and the risk. was. He had been
almost cornered again and again. At
times, escape had seemed Impossible,
but he had raced his way to Bafoty,
while his blistered feet and smoko
clogged lungs protested. But he h,ad
always wont out. Now he had dis
tanced the fire once aga.ln, and lay,
stretched In the shade, genuinely
weary, Blncerely sick of It all.
"Let the owners fight," he said, half
aloud, "Later on they'll run me out
from the shade of tho very trees I
help to save. I ain't goln' back."
The resolution1 had come suddenly.
Ho had fully Intended to return after
snatching an hour or so of well
It was in the early forenoon that
he had laid down. It seemed hours
beforo his tired eyes' closed, and but
a moment before ho was rudely awak
ened. Men wero pulling at him;
men were shouting In his ear. The
words at last penetrated drowsily
Into his mind, ,
"Got up, Bill. Get up for God's sake.
It's comln' this way."
Ho sat up at last, sulkily and half
awake. "I don't give a "
Tho faces of the men were black
oned and bleeding.
"Jenks an' Bert's lost" said one,
, "We.ll, I didn't find om," said the
"God, find them!" said the other,
reverently. "They'vo burned to
He heard tho news callously. Thore
had been so many that tho shock wae
qulto gone from the tale. It was only
when enacted before the eye, In all
its grewsome details, that it had pow
er oven partially to shock. ,
He settled back again. "I ain't goln'
to et up."
The others Btood ready to go. The
man half turned, but paused. "Bill
once more, will ye come? It'B hlttln'
now for a place where there's little
children little children, mind ye, with
out any Idee what danger means."
Bill raised his lank figure till ho
stood an Inch above the others. "I'll
come," he said.
Backward now they turned with tho
quick step of men who know that
time meant lifo. All trace of listless-:
ness had vanished from Bill's face and
figure. Ho was tho alert flre-flghter,
AH day they fought, each with tho
courage and tho strength of ten. .It
was night before they acknowledged
that their efforts had been without
Bill threw down his ax, and pointed
his loan finger. "Some one ought to
tell 'em," no said. And then,, as -no
one spoke, "I'll go." .". 1
It waB trackless way through the1
forest and thick underbrush; Imt Bill
raced on, hurried by tho roaring of
tho fire, handicapped by hlB wearl
nesB, hnrrled by the fear that ho might
not bo in tlmo.
Tho people of tho village were
awake, clustered around In groups,
watching tho light that hung like a
menace in tho sky. Thero were no
men among them. Tho men wero
away, battling with the danger that
threatened their homes. So It fell to
Bill to prepare and urge forward the
hurried flight. It was he who remem
bered everything meat and drink,
warmjclothes for tho wide-eyed chil
dren. He harnessed and made ready.
"Throw out everything, it you ain't
makln' a good get-away,'' he cau
tioned, then gave the -word, and the
hoavlly laden teams moved off.
"You! You!1 You afn't comln'?''
the women shrilled back' to him.
"After a bit You're -loaded enough.
I'll be along 'fore long." , !
Already tho flames were sending,
forth their spying sparks. Presently
the enemy would throw caution to the
winas, ana aavancq upon mm.
"Any other pface "'cotild a bUrned
anbT been darned -f ore I'd' 'a ddne it'
But this! I couldnt neVer forget that'
little shaver as -wanted tof gl we his
pUh-fall, of( it. 1, 4esjtadtb dot iti '
AndiBllI, flre-flghjer and tramp, setr,
tle comfortably .back, t wUh vbjls, 4eye
made hid" mother glad.'
History of M QUn. - '
Since thei introduction of gunpowder
as a propeller and the general isa.of
firearms, in warfare and. hunting,, there
has, been a more or less Insistent de
mand for mechanism that wquldglre
the soldier or hunter a number o?"
shots 'at his' command without reload
ing, and cnable'thcm to be tapld'ly did-'
.charged. The' first' patent for a fire
arm of this, description seerast to have'
been issued by the, 'British patent of
flcewin 1718,, to. James Puckle,- a, cltlr
zen of London, for a gun mounted,
upon a trlpodj" having a single barrel
and a revolving cylinder. Strangely
enough, brie bf the claims set" forth in
this1 patent app'earB almost verbatim'
180 years 'latei, in: a patent taken out'
by Rollln White,' an American Invent-'.!
or .of a. revolving pistol. Another .cu
rious claim pr, the patent Trasj ,
"The mechanism. p.erml.Mhe.usq of,
square bullets against the, Tjirk and
round bullets against ' Christians)
.moreover, so great 'Is the rapidity' bf
Bra, that shis armetf with the' gun'
caisot be boarded' by an attacking
torce.'VS. J. Ifort in the Outing Mag
ulae. . , , 1 r t
' , An Ossti Contract t
Dye-Hadyour appeMix. removed
rett ' ' '-f. ' ' "
Ryer-Nb, butT have iseveral' jhysl-
elaas tlMatt)s- oa tWe .t.lfoi
strange smile still shadowing hte
nVobth 'with' a bdaulr that' would ba&
jln view .of the grovirig de
mand for box paper we have
enlarged very considerably on
this line, and are now able to
offer you such a variety of
tints and textures as have
never before been. seen in the
city. ' - - ;1
tationeryj ( makes an ideal
gift for Christmas, being ex
tremely practical, useful, and
at all timetfhighly acceptable.
We have some very dainty
boxes for gifts which we should
like to show you. These box
es are not what you would
term Christmasy but are ele
gant in appearance and mod
erate in price.
Initial paper is a thing which
we are also featuring at pres
ent. This comes in White
only, with a beautiful initial,
(twenty-four sheets of paper
and twenty-four envelopes to
the box) and can be furnish
ed with any initial at 50c per
St Bernard Mining Co.
How To Build A College Without A
The December American Maga
zine contains a remarkable ac
count of Ji A. Burps, a Kentucky
mountaineer and fuidest who
saw the futility of the life he and
his neighbors were leading and
set out to found a college. He
called a meeting of feuidist3 and
ttiose who were present came
armed. They fell in with the
Plan, however, and as u rosult
neida Institute was founded
pud is doing a great work. Bums
as a man of the Lincoln typo.
Following is an extract:
"Burns had not a dollar when
he began to build his colleee.
iHoury Hensley gavq him fifty
'dollars. 1 suppose that wad the
greatest college donation ever
'made in. America. It was on a
ilittle piece of land, also offered
in donation, that Burns began to
build his college.
"He began it all alone. A
blacksmith made him some stone
Uyorking toolB out of a, crowbar,
,He quarried and laid tqe founda
tions ofOnedia Institute's first
ibuilding all by himself. He be
igan next on the woodwork, till
,iu one. onuiuBiuu huuib uj, uim
neighbors came to help him..
Soon there were twenty men
ihIpjflg, HVm at, fth'o,, buii'p'g.
Theyi -worked blithely, and ''ptfeU1
xv, ,m,upn .au mzw soraeme.;,
They "worked all by 'themselves
ouo in nie mountains,, wlujVj
thought of recognition, with no
'idea of glory.Qt I;.rcerrd. Barns
jworjced.iy.e. rpilea;back ad fpjth
pyer .te m.qantansenihewen
hpm.9 tpi sleep,,, ftu$,, mostly nbe
jBJepf.ija the abapgs. uner ia
work-bench, and sometimes,. it
was, midnight, before, he Iqnpdj
Hmto slpep. But jn someday
that.firBt rnde b,ajlding, ,usd,,aBi
k.boy,s' d.ormMor-y gptitself bn;lt
It .18, a plain, severe buildipg,,
.rYiich makes small show, in. a
p.ictpre To me jt,8eemeda,v,ery,
wouderfal sort of edifice wjiera
saw it and heard its simple his-
there, was. a purely Ehnistine
worn "' "" ";' "" ' . '
J "In 190O Burns went to the
iLouisville, HWas an orator
noW,s With that natural and cob-
yincinfe oralcjry Which ybu spmey
times find among simple people.
They talk yet ,pf the,- address JheJ
,madetb that convention. - Now
mostly' you Wouldn't go to a doti-
Mention of Baptist ministers" ttf
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