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A NATION OF DYSPEPTICS.
From tho Mountntneor, Wnlhalla, N, Dak.
The rcmorss of n ajuilty stomach is ivht,
a largo majority of the people nre suffering
With today, fiyspep&ia is a characlerifitio
American disease and it is frequently stated
that "we arc a nation of dyspeptic.
Improper food, hurried eating, mental!
worry, exhaustion; any of these produce a
lack of vitality in the system, by causing the
Hood to Ibse its life-sustaining elements.
'The blood is the vital element In our Uvea
and should be carefully nurtured. Restore.
tho blood to its proper condition, dyspepsia,
twill vanish and good health follow.
1 For example, in tho county of Pembina,
'North Dakota, a few miles from Walhalla,
Ircsides Mr. Ernest Snider: a man of sterlins
integrity, whoso veracity cannot be doubted..
The Doctors DUaorttA.
"1 became seriously ill three years ago.
The doctor gave inc medicine for indigestion,
but I continued to become worse. 1 had
several phvsiciana at intervals who gave mo
some relief, but nothing permanent
"I read in the newspapers articles regard
ing the wonderful curative powers of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and
finally concluded to try the pills. I pur
chased six Jioxcs. This was five months ago.
The first ax gave me much relief. I con
tinued taking the pills, and after Ubing four
boxes was cured."
These pills are recognized everywhere as
B specific for diseases of the blood and nerves.
For paralysis, locomotor ataxia, and other
diseases long supposed incurable, they have
proved their efficacy in thousands of caicti.
PITYING THE POOR.
A Tramp Who Would Not Take the
Crust from a Needy Worn-
Sometimes the tramp pets the better of tho
thrifty housewife. The mistress of a pretty
little cottage at Sausalito she only inherited
obout ?G0,W0, and so is obliged to be frugal
isthe object of a little criticism rrom her
friends because of her reputed parsimony.
Last Saturday, as she was sitting on her pi
azza, overlooking the water, and waiting lor
Ted to come home, a passing knight of the
road humbly solicited a bite. The young
woman could not withstand the petition, so
ehe went herself to the bread box, which was
filled with freshly-baked loaves, and brought
out to the waiting vagrant two slices of
uoardlike consistency which had been baked
many days earlier. As she presented her
bounty she felt just a triile ashamed of it.
"We are very poor ourselves," she said, in
Tho outcast received the crust with a
courteous "Thank you," and turned away.
A moment liter he returned and handed
the young heiress tho crusts and also a
"I am very sorry for you," he said, in gen
tle tones of genuine sympathy. San Fran
cisco News Letter.
Co South Thla Winter.
For the present winter season the Louis
ville &, Nabhville Itailroad Company has
improved its already nearly perfect through
service of Pullman Vestibuled Sleeping
l?urs and elegant day coaches from Cincin
nati, Louisville, St. Louis and Chicago, to
Mobile, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast,
Thomasville, Ga., Pcnsacola, Jacksonville,
Tampa, Palm Beach and other points in
Florida. Perfect connection will be made
pith steamer lines for Cuba, Porto Kieo,
Nassau and West Indian ports. Tourist
and llome-Seekers excursion tickets on sale
st low rates. Write G. P. Atmorc, General
Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for par
ticulars. Always. Little Kobbie "Pa, what's a
inan of the people?" Pa "A candidate for
office before election day." Cleveland
Mnny People Cannot Drlnlc
coffee at night, it spoils their sleep. You
can drink Grain-0 when you please and sleep
like a top. For Grain-0 does notjstimulate;
It nourishes, cheers and feeds. Yet it looks
and tastes like the best coilee. For nervous
persons, young people and children Grnin-0
Is the perfect drink. Made from pure grains.
Get a package from your grocer to-day. Try
it in place of coffee. 15 and 25c.
I BIctroiiolitnn Ornithology.
Teacher Miss Street, can you tell me
wliat is roost peculiar in tho hatching of the
Miss Street (doubtfully) It generally
liuildsits nest in a clock. Jewelers Weekly.
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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.
Jack was an orphan, poor, but true;
A wondrouu bean he found; .
And ere he slept, for safety's sake,
H hid It In the ground.
One morn he rose to Bee a vine
Above his hidden treasure,
That o'er a palace near him grew,
Whoso height he could not measure.
And soon a vision moved the boy
To thrust his hatchet Btrong
Within the vine, and upward rise
Singing this merry song:
"I'll hitch my hatchet and up I'll go;
The higher I climb tho more I'll know."
He mastered all one room could teach,
Then climbed a story higher;
For love and knowledge all his soul
Burned with a pure desire. ,
"I'll hitch my hatchet and up I'll go;
The higher I climb the more I'll know."
And so he rose by euro degrees,
From alphabet to college;
For the vast palace he explored
Tho temple was of Knowledge.
Mary Whitney Morrison, In Youth's
CAVALIER AND COBBLER.
The Trouhle Ilctwecn Them Wnn Set
tled by n. Kliiie Who Won urn
Wine u Solomun.
A shoemaker who lived at Perpie
nan was sitting at his door one day.
While he worked he sang a ballad very
much In vogue at that time. A gentle
man on horseback passing by stopped
to listen to the song. He remained
there until the shoemaker had fin
ished; then he descended from his
horse, approached the man, and, tak
ing it pair of scissors, he cut into pieces
several pnirs of new shoes, then, with
out saying a word, he remounted and
continued his way.
The shoemaker, nt first stupefied,
soon started after the horseman, cry
"You wretchl Why have you been
o cruel? I am poor; I have never
CAVALIER AND SHOEMAKER.
done you any harm; why have you
The cavalier replied, tranquilly:
"My friend, you are angry with me;
you say I have done you a great deal
of harm. Come with me to the king;
he is just. You will make your com
plaint, and I will explain my conduct.
The king will judge which of us is in
The shoemaker consented, nnd they
both went before the king. The shoe
maker spoke first, nnd said:
"Sire, this gentleman stopped before
my shop this morning and, without
saying a word, cut my shoes in pieces.
He had no reason for so doing, as I
have never done him any harm."
The king said: "My poor man, you
are right; this man is very cruel. Sh4,
why were you so unkind to thipoor
man? Defend yourself."
"Sire," responded the man, "will you
permit me to ask the shoemaker a few
The king signified his assent, and the
"Shoemaker, what were you doing
when I stopped at your door?"
"I was making a pair of shoes for
"What else were you doing?"
"I was singing. It is my habit when
I work. The birds sing. I do not sing
as well as the birds, but I sing well
enough to amuse myself, and that is
"That is not sufficient for me. "What
song were you singing?"
,"I was singing 'The Silence in the
"Very well; it was I who composed
the words nnd the music of that bal
lad. I stopped because you were sing
ing my song so loud thnt everyone in
the street could hear you. But when
I heard how bad you sang it I became
angry. You did not sing one note cor
rectly. You have completely spoiled
my song. If you had sung it inside
your house I would not have said n
word, but you sang It in the street
nnd in singing it so incorrectly you
have lessened my fame. Now, as you
have marred my music, I thought 1
had the right to cut up your shoes,
for thnt song was my work just as well
as'the shoes were yours."
On hearing these words the king
began to laugh with all his heart, a,ud
"My friends, you are both right, but
as it is not fair that the poor shoe
maker should lose the price of his
shoes, I will pay for them. Neither
is it right that the reputation of a
musician should Buffer, bo I invite you
to sing your song at court this even
ing, and I promise you that everyone
will be there to hear how beautiful
The judgment of the Icing pleased
both of the men, and all the courtiers
declared that their king was as wise
ns Solomon, and that his judgment was
just n remarkable--Coxites et Leg
WAYS OYSTERS HAVE.
A 1'lennnnt Clint About an Olil Vrlena
Which Should Intercut Our
Ilojx ami Girl.
When It comes to keeping his mouth
hut Mr. Oyster, who returned tho
other dny, enn give points to the man
who cats him. When once a social err
domestic secret Is his It's his forever.
It never goes any further, bo far as he
is concerned. The proverbial wild
horses could not drng it from him.
But great as is the oyster's wisdom
J in this respect, In other ways his in
tellect is decidedly interior to max. oi
hU consumer. For Instnnce, he hasn't
lctrned the art of "making up" in or
der to conceal his age. Anyone who
wishes to do so can find out how old an
oyster is. You don't have to go to the
trouble of looking at his teeth to find
out, either. The lines in the groove
of the hinge of the shell tell the whole,
story, and very accurately, too. These
lines nre a true index to the number;
of layers composing the shell, being,
in fact, nothing else than their at-j
tcnuatcd tails, and as the number of,
layers all depends upon the age of the
oyster the problem becomes as sim-;
pie as the familiar "if x equals a andj
a equals b, then x must be equal to
b" proposition. One of these layers
grows each year, and no matter how
hard the oyster may try to keep it,
from showing it is bound to overlnp Its,
predecessor and leave n ridge which.
Is just as disturbing to Mr. or Mrs.
Oyster as an annual wrinkle would bo
to the humnn race. "Up to the time,
of an oyster's maturity these layers'
are arranged with regularity, but nft
er that they are fairly piled over each
other just as if the little animal's
birthdays had crowded upon each;
other so rapidly that he didn't have
time to sprend out 'one new plate be
fore another was right at his heels.
An oyster comes of age when he
Is four years old. Coming of age in
the oyster kingdom means that lie is
old enough to vote, take care of a
family and go to market. Going to
market is a disastrous undertaking'
and is generally the last of him, for a
four-year-old oyster is particularly)
palatable, and people do not hesitate
to pay a pretty liberal price for a pint'
or a quart of him. By this it must
notbe supposed thatafter an oyster has.
passed the four-layer period and has
five, six or even ten wrinkles on his
shell that he Is a back number and fit
for nothing but to keep on acumulat
ing wrinkles until he dies from old age.
Indeed, there are records of oysters
being eaten just after celebrating
their thirtieth birthday, and in most
cases they formed quite a delicious
meal. This is an unusunl age for nn
oyster to attain, because few of them
are given nn opportunity to live so
long. If left to enjoy life in his own
way, it is quite probable that the
oyster would become an octogenarian
or even centenarian. Chicago Hec
ord. PUSSY'S INGENUITY.
How She Ohtnlncd Milk front n Jug
Which Ilnd n Very Narrow
Oncninir nt the Top.
This depicts n very artful cat obtain
ing milk from a jug, the top of which
was much too nnrrow to admit the ani
mal's head. Cats are not commonly,
credited with much intelligence, but
this picture shows pussy withdrawing
her paw after having dipped it into
the milk. It is obvious that the pho-
AT THE CREAM PITCHER.
tographer in this case must have exer
cised very great care and stealth, other
wibe pussy could not possibly fail to
have been disturbed in her nefarious
Illch Mnu' Wine Ilnlei.
Baron Bothschild, the head of what
is reputed to be the most powerful
family in European financial circles,
is said to have posted in his bank in
London the following' list of rules for
the guidance of his clerks: "Shun
liquor; dare to go forward; never be
discouruged; be polite to everybody;
employ your time well; never tell busi
ness lies; pay your debts promptly; be
prompt in everything; bear all troubles
patiently; do not reckon upon chance;
make no useless acquaintaaces; be
brave in the struggle of life; mnintaini
your Integrity as n sacred thing; never
appear something more than you are;
take time to consider, then decide posi
tively; carefully examine Into every
detail of your business."
Tcxnn In n Great Htntc.
A great many people want to know
how large Texas Is in area. They look
in quite a number of alleged statistical
abstracts nnd never find the same fig
ures in two of them. The official flg
ureh of Texas area are 252,000 square
miles equal to about 8,9 per cent, of
the entire area of the United States and
territories. Texa is six times larger
than New York, seven times as large as
Ohio, and 100,000 square miles larger
than all the eastern and middle states,
including Delawnre and Maryland.
Compared with the countries of Eu
rope, she has 34,000 square miles more
than the Austrian empire, 02,000 more
than the German empire, and nearly
70,000 square miles mors than Franc.
CHEAP STOCK SHELTER.
Archwny Under or Thrunuli ft Btrnw
Stnelc In mi Incxpciiftlvc Device
To keep stock warm and dry in cold!
weather Is no less a matter of economy)
than to keep them well fed. When,
properly sheltered they require less)
food. Shelter is less expensive than;
food. All farmers and stock rimers do
not have stables for their cattle orj
mug sheds for their fiheep. Sheds of
poles with roofs of straw are cxclu
ilvely used, and with profit. An arch
way shelter under or through a straw'
itack is an inexpensive and valuable de
vice for protection. The skeleton1
frame of such a one is given in Figure'
1. It consists -of two pens of the or-,
illnory sort, for the bottom of small
stacks. Place near enough together
to that an archway of poles can be
made between them. The lower ends'
of the poles are set a short distance in
the ground, resting near the middle
one, the top rail of the pen crossing its'
neighbor pole from the other pen, and
fastened to it with a bolt at the top,
and also to the sides with wire. Over
the structure nail some 1x3 strips or
any old boards that are handy. Over
this structure the straw stack is built,
and when finished has the appearance
as shown in Figure 2. In this way a
snug shelter of considerable size can
be made beneath the stack, under
which cattle, sheep or hogs can take
refuge in stormy weather. The poles
can remain, if necessary, from year to
year. If taken down, it can be rear
ranged in a short time, just before
thrashing is done. Such an archway
shelter will notbe out of place in many
a well-kept barnyard. Charles H.
Hiclcox, in Ohio Farmer.
THE HORSE'S HOOFS.
You Want Ilenlthy Anlinnli Keep
Their Feet Ilnupcd Od nnd
Level na I'oimlble.
Have you a good rasp for the feet of
the colts? The old saying "no foot,
no horse," is not only a true one, but
should teach the farmer to take the
best of care of the feet of all colts,
says a writer in Australasian. The
toe often gets too long, unbalances
the foot, and then come splints, spav
ins and every other disease to which
the feet and legs are heir. See that
the foot is kept rasped off and level.
Do not use a knife if it can be helped,
as the first blacksmith that shoes the
colt will cut away enough to last a
lifetime. In no part of the horse's
anatomy hus he suffered so many
wrongs or endured so much unneces
sary suffering as in his feet. If there
is the least excuse every blacksmith
will use a knife. Try to let the colts
grow up with such, good strong feet
that there will be no excuse for cut
ting them. Use the rasp on the under
side of the toe, and under no circum
stances put the rasp on the outside of
the foot. The entire hoof, from the
coronet to the sole, is covered by a
fine coating of natural varnish be
ginning at the upper margin or coro
net and gradually becoming thinner
as it descends. Under cover of tills
varnish the new horn is secreted and
protected until it attains its maturity.
The moisture necessary by the animal
economy to the perfection of the horn
Is retained within it, and the influ
ences of wet and dry are set at defi
ance. It is easy to see that this most
important covering should not be In
terfered with, and the foot should be
kept level and In good shape from the
Wanted Corn In IlnrventliiKT.
It may seem one of the simplest of
all farm operations to cut and put
btanding corn in stock. Yet in every
field where live or, six men arc work
ing together in cutting, a close observ
er will note that some rows of stocks
show the corn cut low down, with very
little brenklag off of ears, and even
the suckers well cleaned up around Uir
hills, while other rows of stocks will
show the reverse of these conditions.
It is, therefore, really skilled labor
that the expert in corn cutting shows,
mid we believe that the expert in this
case, as In every other, is entitled to
larger compensation for the skill with
which the work has been done.
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