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aly is Beggars' Paradfra
seems t1 lbe a paradise for
and unsc(rulilous beggars, for
in that c'urtry that Tori, who
few year:: ago. reaped his rich
t of charitable doles. When
t the hiergar died his sordid
were founed to be treasure
of sil~vei' .nd gold andt se(uri
When vh y had been thorouglily
ked the sphl anli:outcd to no
than "'.ý' uu.ý rau:cs, all of
went to ;wo r,: phecws of Tori,
rere in a :.::crable condition of
y and 't l :on the old man
not gi;'e a -': of bread during
as Light for
nall country homes. as well as
'e ones. maI be liihted by the
; light known - ACETYLENE
>-it is easier on the eves than
other illeiucin:ant, cheaper than
ýene, as convenient as city gas,
,hter than e!ectricity and safer
o il!-smelling lamps to clean, and
chimneys or mantels to break.
light cooking it is convenient
CETYLENE is made in the base
at and pipscld to all rooms and out
Idings. Complete plant costs no
re than a hot air furnace.
P L TL Automatic
nake the gas. They arc perfect in
ýnstruction, reliable, safe and
Our booklet. "After Sunset," tells
more about ACETYLENE-sent free
Dealers or others interested in the
aleof ACETYLENE apparatus write
u for selling plan on PILOT (Gener
ltors and supplies-it is a paying
proposition for reliable workers.
Aetylene Apparatus Mfg. Co.,
I7 IIhig Avenue, .*. CHICAGO, ILL.
tastly Relieved and Speedily
Cured by Baths with
" to cleanse the skin,
i etle applications of Cuti
'lra0intment to soothe and
1 , and mild doses of Cuti
I Pills to cool the blood.
ni gle Set, costing but One
iar often cures.
8t rsthe world. Potter Drh nd Chem.
.. ".Th ar¢ Boor mC n' ." Mailed l
ih MAnswering Advertisements
indly Mention This Paper.
ýý ' HOU5TON-Np. 31W. 1908
AE ýA h AI ESI1 FAILS
Syrup. ares G fleeZ~
e. 81d ta
First English Guineas.
The guinea was frst coined In
Charles II.'s reign, together with the
five-guinea, two-guinea, and half
guinea pieces, and came to be so call
ed because many of the new coins
were nmiuutd from gold brought from
Guinea by the company of Royal Ad
venturers of England trading into
Africa. The royal order to the mint
added that these pieces were to ue
marked "with a little elephant in such
convenient place as you shall judge
fitting, which we intend as a marke of
dis:tiction and an encouragement
unto the said company in the import
ing of gold and silver to be coined."
INDIAN LEGEND ABOUT BIRDS.
Believe the Great Spirit Made Them
From Falling Leaves.
An indian story that has been hand
ed down and is still believed by many
Indian trihbe is one about the trans
formation of leaves into birds. Long
years ago vhen the world was young
the Great Spirit went about the earth
making it beautiful. Wherever his
feet touched the ground lovely trees
and flowers sprang up. All summer
the trees wore their short green
dresses. The leaves were very hap
py and they sang their sweet songs to
the breeze as it passed them.
One day the wind told them the
time would soon come when they
would have to fall from the trees and
die. This made the leaves feel very
bad, but they tried to be bright and
do the best they coluld so as not to
make the mother trees unhappy. But
at last the time came and they let go
of the twigs and branches and flut
tered to the ground. They lay per
fectly quiet, not able to move except
as the wind would lift them.
The Great Spirit saw them and
thought they were so lovely that he
did not want to see them die, but live
and be beautiful forever, so he gave
to each bright leaf a pair of wings
and power to fly. Then he called
them his "birds.' From the red and
brown leaves of the oak came the
robins, and yellow birds from the yel
low willow leaves, and from bright
maple leaves he made the redbirds,
the brown leaves became wrens, spar
rows and other brown birds. This is
why the birds love the trees and al
ways go ;o the:; to build their nests
and look for food and shade.-Kansas
"Many extensively advertised reme
dies are failures when put to the test.
Hunt's I ghtning Oil is an exception.
Confldence in it is never misplaced-
disappointment never fol:ows its use.
It is surely the grandert emergency
'emedy nnw obtainable. For cuts,
)urns. sprains, aches and pains, 1
know no equal."
Gao. E. Padilock,
Worsted h-as first spun at Worsted
in Norfolk, England, in the year 1340.
Stockings made of this material were
at first worn only by the common peo
Here is Relief for Women.
Mother Gray, a nurse in New York, die
covered a pleasant herb remedy for women's
ills, called AUSTRALIAN-LEAF. It is the
only certain monthly regulator. Cures
female weaknesses, Backache, Kidney and
Uru~ary troubles. At all Druggists or by
m:ail 0 cts. Sample mailed FREE. Address,
The Mother Gray Co., LeRoy, N. Y.
College Don's Mistake.
Jewet enjoyed the company of the
pretty women whom he invited to
Balliol, but I never heard of his be
ing in love. One day a young lady
told him it would make her so happy
if he would marry her. Upon which
he assured her that he was much
touched by her proposal, but that he
could not entertain it, as he had long
given up all thoughts of matrimony.
She hastened to explain that she was
engaged to some one else, and that
she had only ventured to ask him to
perform the ceremeny.--Levenson.
Gower's "Bygone Years."
There is one remedy, and ohly one
I have ever found, to cure without
fail such troubles in my family as
Eczema, Ringworm, and all others of
an itching character. That remedy is
Hunt's Cure. We always use it and
it never fails.
W. M. Christian,
The German department of roads and
communities has ordered the attend
ants on sleeping cars to wear gloves
while on duty.
|mportant to Mothers.
eamnd carefunllhy every bottle of CASTORIT&A,
a afe and sure remedy for infants and chlldren,
and see that it
In Iie for Over 30 Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
Darwin's theory may be at fault, but
lots of men make monkeys of them
Storekeepers report that the extra
quantity, together with the superior
qualty of Defiance Starch makes it
nxt to impossible to sell any other
The cream of the base ball club
should be found in the pitcher.
If you don't get the biggest and best
it's your own fault. Defiance Starch
is for sale everywhere and there is
positively nothing to equal it in qual
ity or quantity.
When a woman boards the train for
her wedding trip she imagines all her
female acquaintances envy her,
Aristotle fixed the proper age for
marriage at 37 for the man, 18 for the
woman; Plato made the ages 30 and 20.
LOST 72 POUNDS.
Was Fast Drifting Into the Fatal
Stages of Kidney Sickness.
Dr. Melvin M. Page, Page Optical
Co., Erie, Pa., writes:
"Taking too many iced drinks in
New York in Ii,º 5 sent mre home with
a terrible attack of kidntey trouble.
I had acute congestion, sharp pain in
the hack. head
aches and attacks
cif dizziness. My
e y e s gave out,
. and with the lan
,'" ' guer and sleep
. " - = It s;sncss of the
di.i as1 ttlron rtte
' I wateel from 194
to 122 rittis. At
,the time I started
using I:eant's Kid
ncy Pii'., an aw:cess wa.: forming on
mtoy righ; ,lid::,.y. The trouble was
quickly ch et'::c d, il)however, and the
treatn:tat c('U red ioe. so t hat I have
been twii since 1'9; and weigh 188
tat er-Mill:rn (Co., Euffalo, N. Y.
For sale by a:1 druggists. Price, 50
cents per Iax.
Coin for the Bride.
In Holland when a girl is betrothed,
it is the custom to place a cmoney box,
often In the form of a china pig, which
must be broken before its conteats
can be taken out. on the hall table,
or some other conspicuous place, and
every one who calls is expected to
drop a coin into it, which goes to
help in furnishing the young couple's
house. If the sum putt in is a large
one a raper is generally attached to
it with the na:ne of the giver writ
ten on it. It is really a more sensible
arrangement than that by which a
mass of often useless presents is be
stowed on a bride.
Cne Bottle or Lcsc.
Malaria i c .sy to co(:-ract in some
localities, and l:ard to g:; -rid of--that
is, if the Ilroper re: ii': r.not used.
Cheatlhani'a Chil l'onti:' .:cs any dne
from it rroml.tly and t'.:oror:: ?. . It
is gua:'"n;eed to c:ire afny ;ind of
Chills. One h ctle or e" s. xill do it.
Charming Away Rheumatism.
Chronic rheumatism is a disease of
advancing life; its aches and pains
are most w( arit:;; it c:ii.i;es so many
of our friends that it is not surprising
people v;"ht begin to feel its grip are
ready to try anything and everything
for its ar:'est. A stolen potato worn
in the left-hand I:ocket is a very
widely employed charm for th - pur
pose in Ensland. It is one which of
ftrs n:any points of in:crest to the
folk-lcre s'udent. It is of great an
tiouity. dating from the time of the
Romars ard before. In those days a
certain root was ctrried by such as
were arnxious to avoid rot only dis
ease but other ilis.
Every houskeeper should k:now
that if they will buy Defiance Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they will
save not only time. because it never
sticks to the iron, but because each
cacl:age contains 16 oz.-one full
pound--while all the other Cold Water i
Starches are put up in :-4-pound pack
ages, and the price is the sate, 10
cernts. Then, again, because Defia-:ce
Starch is free from all injurious chem
ical.. If your grocer tries to sell you a
12-o::. package it, is hecause he has
a stock on hand which he wishes to
dispose of before he puts in Defiance.
He knows that Defiance Starch has
printed on every packiage in large let
ters and figures "16 ozs." Demand
Defiance and save much time and I
money and the annoyance of the iron
sticking. Defiance never sticks.
A gentleman of Yorkshire, England,
is ready to make affidavit that while
he was sitting by the river Leven a
pike jumped from the water, bit him
severely on the foot and jumped back
Ask Your Dealer for Allen's Foot-Ease
A powder. It rests the feet. Cures Swollen,
Sore, Hot, Callous, Aching. Sweating Feet
and Ingrowing Nails. At all Druggists and
Shoe stores. 25 cents. Accept no substitute.
Sample mailed FREE. Address, Allen S.
Olmsted, LoRoy, N. Y.
Amethyst is from a Greek word sig
nifying a remedy against drunkenness.
it being supposed that wine drunk from
a cup made of amethyst will not intoxi
Don't you know that Defiance Starch
besides being absolutely superior to
any other, is put up 16 ounces in pack
age and sells at same price as 12.
ounce packages of other kinds?
A traveler returned from India re
lates that at Andarkoh, in Central In
dia, he killed four full grown tigers
with five shots in under six minutes,
the first three being single shots.
McCANZ'B DZTECTIVZ AGENCY.
Honston, Texas, operates the largest force 1
ot competent detectives in. the South,
They render written opinions in cases not
handled by them. Reasonable rates.
The world renowned Haddon Hall,
the finest baronial hall in England, ia
in the vicinity of Bakewell, Derbyshire.
*"I Went Home to Die from Gravel Trouble.
Doctortsr failed. Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy
Ured mue." Mrs. C. W. Isrown, Petersburg, S. .
Herbert L. Jenks has presented the
Fitchburg (Mass.) library with the
only complete set of Chopin's cpm
A kettle with a smoky bottom will
take as long again 'to boil as a clean
To cure, or money refunded by your merchant, so why not try It ? Price b.
It Is in order that sons may perform
the father's funeral ceremonies each
year that it is ordained that the son
shall inherit the father's property. It
is a rule of our faith that by the son's
performance of such acts the father
obtains heaven. For this reason, if
he has no male child, the father will
adopt a boy in ordtr that, after his
own death, his funeral. ceremonies
may be(, performed by the adopted son.
-Mysore Standard, Bangalore.
Hours of Sleep.
Our ancestors had an adage that six
hours' slcep was the proper quantity
for a man, seven for a woman, and
ieight for a fool, says the Lancet.
Whether it is that the strenuous life
of the present day is akin to foolish
ness, or whether it is a simple phe
nomenon or evolution, it is certain
that many of our busiest men find
the last-mentioned allowance none too
long for them. The quality of a
man's work soon deteriorates if he
takes insufficient rest.
A colony of codlin moat parasites,
imported from Europe and set free re
cently in the apple orchards of tne
Parjaro valley, California, is cleirang
them of the orchardists' enemy in great
Hundreds of dealers say the extra
quantity and superior quality of De
fiance Starch is fast taking place of
all other brands. Others say they can
not sell any other starch.
"I'll make enough cotton to ;ay for
my new book of poems," s./ the
Sweet Singer of Southwest Georgia,
"and I'll not care a bale o' hay shat
the critics may say of it-so there!"-
A Twenty-Year-Old Fact.
Do you want to stop those chills, get
well, fat and happy? We think you
do. If so, use Cheatham's Chill Tonic.
It is not an expcriment, but a twenty
year-old fact. For that number of
Scars it has cured all kinds of Chills,
and still does so. It is guaranteed.
With preparations for the celebra
tion of his diamond wedding going on
around him, a Marienburg tradesman
named Halbstadt, aged SO, hanged himnt
self in his bedroom, leaving a note
explaining that he was "tired of life."
A GOOD SCHOOL.
No blow, no impossible guarantees nor
unbusinessliko propositions made by Toby's
Practical Business College, Waco, Tea.,
the High Grade School for High Grade
Students. Plenty of hard, honest work by
a corps of highly educated persons. "That's
all." Enter any time. Catalogue free.
The home of Jane's Shadeless Shorthand,
the renowned parliamentary system.
It is a curios fact that bagpipes
were invented in Norway and thence
imported into Scotland in a period
when a portion of the country fell into
Dealers say that as soon as a cus
tomer tries Defiance Starch it is im
possible to sell them any other coldi
water starch. It can be used cold or
In Norway on pay days saloons are
closed and savings banks open until
A good story bears repeating. Use Red
Cross Bag Blue. Always gives satisfaction,
Ask your grocer.
The feeling in favor of burying on
the south side of a church is probably
a traditional one, dating back to the
time of sun worship.
Indoor palms should be watered as
often as the soil seems dry, and the
leaves sponged frequently with milky
water to remove the dust.
* The Houston & Texas Centrail rail
road takes pleasure in announcing the
inauguration of through sleeper serv
ice between Houston and Denver, and
Galveston. Houston and St. Louis, the
Houston-DI)enver sleeper running via
the H. & T. C. to Fort Worth, F. W. &
D. C. (the Denver road) and Colorado
& Southern Ry. to Denver, and the
Galveston, Houston.St. Louis sleeper
running via the G., H. & N. to Hous
ton, H. & T. C. to Denison and M., K.
& T. Ry. to St. Louis.
The successful business man's mot
to: Never allow any of your employes
to put off until tomorrow what they
can do today.-Somerville Journal.
SALT RHEUM ON HANDS.
Suffered Agony and Had to Wear
SBandages All the Time-Another
Cure by Cuticura.
Another cure by Cuticura is told of
by Mrs. Caroline Cable, of Waupaca,
Wis., in the following grateful let
ter: "My husband suffered agony
salt rheum on his hands, and I had
to keep them bandaged all the time.
We tried everything we could get, but
nothing helped him until he used Cuti
cura. One set of Cuticura Soap, Oint
ment, and Pills cured him entirely,
and his hands have been as smooth
as possible ever since. I do hope this
letter will be the means of helping
some other sufferer."
The fellow who runs down other peo,
pie generally manages to save a few
words to sing his own praise.
Red Cross Bag Blue makes clothes whiter
than snow. Delights the laundress. All
grocers sell it. Refuse imitations.
Some men do well by doing their
THE TURN OF LIFE
A Time When Women Are Susceptible to Many
Dread Diseases-Intelligent Women Prepare
for It. Two Relate their Experience.
The "ehange of life"is
the most critical period
of a woman's existence,
and the anxiety felt by
women as it draws near
is not without reason.
Every woman who
neglects the (are of her
health at this time in
vites disease and pain.
When her system is in
a d ranged conhition,
or she is predisposed to
apoplexy, or co:ngestion
of any organ, the ten
dency is at this period
likely to becomie active
--and with n ,ost of ner
vous irrilations, make
life a burden. At this
time, also. cancers and
tumors are more liable
to form and begin their
Such warning symp.
toms as sense of suffo
cation, hot flashes, head
aches backaches, dread
of impending evil, timid
ity, sounds in the ears,
palpitation of the heart,
sparks before the eyes,
tion, variable appetite,
weakness and inquie
tude, and lizziness, are
promptly heeded by in
telligent women who are
approaching the period
in life when woman's great change
may be expected.
These symptoms are all just so many
calls from nature for help. The nerves
are crying out for assistance and the
cry should be heeded in time.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound.was prepared to meet the needs
of woman's system at this trying
period of her life. It invigorates and
strengthens the female organism and
builds up the weakened nervous system.
It has carried thousands of women
safely through this crisis.
For special advice regarding this im
portant period women are invited to
write to Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass.,
and it will be furnished absolutely free
Read what Lydia E. Pinkham's Com
pound did for Mrs. Hyland and Mrs.
Dear Mrs. Pinkhem:
"I had been suffering with falling cf the
womb for years and was passing through the
Change of Life. My womb was badly swol
len; my stomach was sore; I had dizzy spells,
sick headaches, mad was very nervous.
ova.. " 4ý
soau aSoUo"o:u orohug oaoo1a
" I wrote you for advice anrd commenced
treatment with Lydia E. Pikham'a Vege
table Compound as you directed, and I am
happy to say that all those distressing symp
toms left me and I have passed safely througb
the Change of Life, a well woman, I am
recommending your medicine to all my
friends."-Mrs. Annie E. G. Hyland, Chester
Another Woman's Case.
"During change of life words cannot ex
press what I suffered. My physiwian said I
had a cancerous conditirn of the womb. Ons
day I read some of the testimomnils of women
who had been cured by Lydia 1E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and I th ided to try it
and to write you for advice. Your medicine
made me a well woman, and al nay bad symp
toms soon disappeared.
"I adviseevery woman at this, l riod of life
to take your mndicine and n rite you for ad
vice."-Mrs. Lizzie Hinkl, Salenj. lnd.
What Lydia E. Pinkham'n Vegetable
Compound did for Mrs. ilyland and
Mrs. Hinkle it will do for ary woman
at this time of life.
It has conquered pare restoreid
health, and prolonged life in cases that
utterly baffled physicians.
Lydia E. Pinkhanl's VeActable Compound Succeeds Whcr Othere Fali.
Dainty, Crisp, Dressy
are a delight to the reined woman-every
where. In order to get this result see that
the material is good, that it is cut in the
latest fashion and use
in the laundry. All three things are import
ant, but the last is absolutely necessary.
No matter how fine the material or how
daintily made, bad starch and poor laundry
work will spoil the effect and ruin the
clothes. DEFIANCE STARCH is pure,
( will not rot the clothes nor cause then, to
crack. It sells at 10c a sixteen ounce pack
, i age everywhere. Other starches, much in
ferior, sell at 10c for twelve ounce pack
age. Insist on getting DEFIANCE
STARCH and be sure of results.
Sable to attend a business college, marking
with a cross the names of those you have
800BK heard speak of attending and we will send
book containing words and music of over
FR 80 old favorite songs. Please mention this
paper. Addres either place.
WHEELER BUSINESS COLLEGE,
1Mysgum, Ala., New Ordeesa, La., , e Ses, Tee.
.Ei t..,h . Theoapsonm | Wlate
There is a lot of difference between
foresight and fear.
Plso's Cure cannot be too bighly spoken of as
a cough cure -J. W. O'BJuma, S~2 Third Ave.
N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6, 1900.
The best place to pray for corn is
between the rows.
Bantam chickens came from Ban
tam, a town in Java.
Believe that a man is bad and he
will not go back on it.
troabled with ill pecallr to
their sex ea ae douche marv
ceastul. 'horouýbhl cleanCe, kills disese Lers
atops dicbarges, Bears intflmalttion ud lof
Pastine is in powder formn to be di-soled is per
water, and is far more cleansing, healing, jemiculak
and economical than liquid antiseptics fur all
TOILBT AND WOMEN'S SPECIAL USES
For sale at druggists, 50 cents i box.
Trial Box and Book el Istuuctions Pre.
til B. PavToN GCoMpAN BoeSro. MaNe.
WAUnT Men everywhere to distribute ir's
l0u~"lare. tack signs. Good ptay. No rcan
vsaling. Enclose stamp fur reply, name two refer
ences. D. WHITAKEIR CO., Waoo, Texaso
It is a criminal offense to stuff a
ballot box, but there is no law pro
hibiting the stuffing of a contributlon