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ELLIOTT W. MAJOR'S
CALLS ATTENTION OF LEGISLA
TURE TO PLEDGES MADE
TO THE PEOPLE.
EDUCATION FIRST INTEREST
Pleads for Ample Appropriations
Recommends Numerous Reforms
In the Adminstratlon of
Jefferson City. Gov. Elliott W.
Major, at the Inaugural ceremonies at
the rapitol Monday read his first mes
sage to the members of the general
assembly. The governor, lu part,
This Is a proud moment Indeed, and
why should It not bo so? Standing
At the meridian of life, flushed 'with
Its activities, Its hopes and its joys,
I am honored with the highest office
within the gift of the people of this
In taking the office of chief execu
tive, I realize the responsibilities-, I
assume and the Interests of great mo
ment committed -to my keeping. In
meeting the duties, however, I have
before me the record made by a long
line of illustrious sons whose public
hcrvicu adds luster to the glory of
Words full to express my appre
ciation of tlui people's confidence
such can only be felt in the hearts
of men. My one desire is to serve
that I may leave an impress for good,
mid that my administration may bo
one of, at least, modeBt achievement.
In this new edifice wo begin a new
administration and a new chapter.
History, in the coming years, will
state the fact that I took the oath of
office in the temporary new capitol
building. May this building, simple
end clean as It Is, be emblematic of
a clean public service. Let no act of
ours tarnish these chambers above
-which now floats the emblem of our
country, and let us here dedicate and
chrlsteu them in the purity of official
Wo have now closed the political
forum and tho battle flings are folded.
Lot no rapier leap to the sunlight,
let no quarrel be among us, but rather
let us labor to advance our state
along every line that we may achieve
the highest purposes conceived by a
Today, three and one-half millions
of people ore building a new and
greater Missouri, and while they labor
in the business marts and the forum,
let us do well our part. You are the
representatives of the people, freBhly
chosen from the field of business
activities. You see around you the
crystallization of a progressive and
constructive spirit which is destined
to give us a greater state tomorrow.
You must be imbued with the spirit
of tho new day, and meet the new
conditions in the new era.
In the matter of constructive legis
lation, you alone can act I can only
recommend. You are the builders,
the moving and the driving spirit.
You can forge ahead aud push tho
dome of Missouri's givatness still
higher in the skies, or you can still
the wheels of progressive achieve
ment:). He safe, conservative and
fair to every interest because you
can not serve tho people- faithfully
and efficiently if you distress the le
gitimate business interests of tho
state. Ho not radical nor extreme,
but rather place your feet upon tho
middle path, for after all that Is the
path of safety and will ultimately lead
us to the door of success aud com
mercial aud civic glory.
There nre many questions of impor
tance which must be considered by
you in carrying forward the progress
ive spirit and in meeting the pledges
to the people, to which, in this ad
dress, I wish to call your attention
Among the first considerations of a
people should bo the cause of educa
tion, for it is ono of the foundation
stones upon which rests the fabric
of this splendid state and matchless
republic. I would rather have my
impress upon tho educational inter
est of the country than in any other
way. We have a great university,
five normal schools, a splendid public
school system and the largest avail
able public school fund of any state
in the Union, gave one.
The public schools of the state nre
truly us universities, and the real
achievements of a people are meas
ured by the "efficiency of its system
of popular education. Look well to
tho education of the youth of the land,
for thereiu lies tho safety and hope
of the future, as no state or nation
can rise .above the character and in
telligence of Its cltzens. In order
that the educational interests of Mis-
"Farming methods have changed,
haven't they?," "Yep," replied Farm
!f t'ortitotisel; "now u mm thinks he's
unlucky If he has to borrow money on
his place. He used to think he was
lucky It he was able to." Washington
Uncle John "Willie, If you could
Lave your way, who would you rather
bo than anybody else?" Small Wil
lie "Just nic if I could always have
MISSOURI'S NEW GOVERNOR
V ' t22Sss,
souri may be advanced, this legisla
ture should create an educational com
mission, consisting of three or five
members, appointed by the governor,
to serve without pay, but whose ex
penses should be paid out of the gen
eral revenue fund.
Having established the rural high
schools, the law should provide that
the high school graduates in both the
rural and city schools who attain a
certain grade should be given a cer
tain class certificate to teach without
an examination thus providing a re
ward for merit and a prize for effi
ciency. Teachers, as a rule, should have
better wages, and the profession be
placed upon a more substantial basis.
There is no economy In employing
anything but the best talent. The
children have their school days but
once. They can only pass that way
one time, and the opportunities pre
sented, if lost, are lost forever.
We have a great university at Co
lumbia, school of mines at Itolla, with
normals at ynrrensburg, Kirksville,
Maryville, Springfield and Cape Girar
deau. They represent the state's in
terest in tho cause of higher educa
tion, and ample appropriations should
bo made to meet the reasonable re
quirements of these institutions.
The public roads of the common
wealth are its highways of commerce.
They constitute tho strongest link in
the chain of commercial greatness,
and are the first evidence of commer
cial progress. In fact, good roads are
the great Appian ways over which
true progress must march.
The state is alive to this necessity
and two things are necessary to be
considered: first, an adequate system
for public expenditures and road
building; second, the providing of
revenue by the state and the local
subdivision, and this may necessitate
a constitutional amendment.
To accomplish this, we must neces
sarily have a Btate highway depart
ment and a county highway depart
ment, the county department articu
lating with the Btate department, aud
through which departments wo can
have a complete system for supervis
ing and building public roads.
To the end that our great resources
and opportunites may bo properly ad
vertised aud a wholesome immigra
tion brought among us, I recommend
the enactment lot a carefully prepared
law providing for the appointment of
an immigration commissioner and as
sistant commissioner to properly ad
vertise our resources and advantages
to the world. There should be a
branch office located at Springfield,
and placed in charge of the assistant
commissioner of immigration.
We have more than 4,000,000 acres
of swamp and overflowed lands in
Missouri. This rich, alluvial soil is
awaiting the time when its fertile
acres can bear abundant harvests. It
constitutes one of the state's most
valuable assets, and its reclamation
uiiil protection would ultimately add
$000,000,000 to our wealth. It would
Increase tho assessment of real es
tate for purposes of taxation at least
$150,000,000, and produce $00,000 ad
Cruet, Cruel Answer.
"See, darling!" and Mrs. Just wed
held up for her husband's gaze three
mirrors arranged to na to give us
many reflections. "I can get a triple
view of myseir. "Humph:" gurgled
her brute of a man, struggling with
his collar. "You mean to be quite
popular with yourself!" Judge.
Where They Stand.
Some men who believe they are
conservatives are only dead to the ap
preciation of the real possibilities and
needs confronting them. Push.
ditional state revenue annually, be
sides adding greatly to the local reve
nues. This legislature should provide a
special department for this work, and
continue it on a broader and more
definite basis. It can be done for the
same amount of money now being ex
pended, or a small Increase, and will
prove. In the end, a great investment,
not only to the owners of tho land,
but in the advancement of the stale
and in the increase of its revenues.
In the matter of taxation no sys
tem can be devised which will be per
fect. The methods of handling this
question are as numerous as there are
men writng upon the subject. The
burden of taxation does not fall upon
the rich nor the poor, but rather upon
the great middle classes. No more
taxes should bo collected from the
people than are necessary to efficient
ly administer the affairs of the state.
I oppose any policy or .effort to un
necessarily increase the burdens of
taxation on the citizens. I am not,
therefore, seeking any subjects upon
which the police power of the state
can lay its band by imposing a li
cense fee or a property tax. This
legislature should create a tax com
mission to study tho questions of tax
ation and report its labors to the next
legislature, to the end we may revise
and improve our revenue system.
A higher standard of efficiency
must be established in our eleemosy
nary institutions to the end that the
inmates may be properly treated and
receive more humane consideration.
We have four state hospitals for the
insane, in w hich are confined an aver
age of 4,000 inmates each year. It
seems to me the state has failed to
meet its full duty to these unfortu
nates. We are too apt to look upon
these institutions as places merely of
incarceration places where tho un
fortunate citizenship is confined.
To tho end that wo may discharge
a higher duty, there should he created
in this state an office known as med
ical supervisor for the hospitals for
the Insane. Ho should he a man emi
nent as a specialist in nervous dis
eases, and paid a salary sufficient to
secure the best talent in the land.
Public Service Commission.
A publie service commission is one
of the necessities of tho hour. Tho
creation of such a, commission is a
progressive Btep which, in view of
past experiences, every state must
take. In dealing with questions aris
ing a3 to our laws and orders of
boards, affecting the public service
corporations of the state, I have had
perhaps as extensive an experience
on account of the two-cent passenger
fare and maximum freight litigation
now being considered by tho supreme
court of tlio United States as any pub
lic official in tho republic. The right
of the state to regulate the charges
and the conduct of every business im
pressed with a public use is no longer
questioned. Practical experience has
demonstrated that the laws in their
present condition and the old methods
are insufficient and inadequate to
meet present day conditions. I, there
fore, recommend the passage ol n
At Least Knew His Value
A native, named Appu, of Kota liana,
Ceylon, recently attacked his father
and mother with n mallei whllo ihey
were asleep, and nearly killed them.
The excuse ho subsequently gave was
that ho was disgusted with his "mis
erable parents for having such a low
At to Dignity.
If I am walking In the very eye of
heaven and feeling It on me where I
go, there Is no question for me of hu
man dignity. Meredith.
efficient public servicp coinmlfxlon
law, with adequate powers given the
commission to fix and regulate freight
and passenger rates, express rates,
telegraph and telephone rates, the
charges of electric light, gas, witter
and power companies, ami all other
publie service corporations doing busi
ness in the state.
Worklngmen's Compensation Law.
With the growth and development
of our transportation facilities, fac
tory systems and industrial progress,
nd with the increase iu the number
of unskilled workmen about high pow
er machinery, the necessities demand
"lie enactment of a workiugmen's com
pensation law. One if the prime ob
jects of a worklngmen's compensa
tion law is to avoid the great waste
attending the litigation which arises
under the old system of employers'
The practical success of a working
men's compensation act depends upon
its simplicity, definlteuess, reasonable
tiesa and compatibility with our state
and federal constitutions. Such a law
I must be fair and just, both to em-
I ttltvaf. uml nmnlnvp C'immfttit.H n.
pointed by the last legislature have
investigated the subject, and no doubt
are now ready to enact a proper law
upon this subject.
The Judiciary committee in both
branches of this nsnnibly should se
riously consider the question of en
acting legislation which will simplify
court procedure, really tend to bring
about an earlier determination of liti
gation and reduce the cost In both
civil and criminal cases to the mini
mum. The item of criminal costs Is
one of the heavy drains on the state
revenues. The necessity of reform
along these lines is felt and advocated
by both the bench and bar of the
state, and should be brought about,
even If chnnges in the constitution
To whatever extent legislative en
actments can accomplish this reform,
such should be passed, and to tho ex
tent that changes in the constitution
are necessary to achieve this end.
proposed constitutional amendments !
should be submitted
There Bhould be created a board of
pardons consisting of three members,
whoso duties should be to consider
the applications for executive clem
ency, and make recommendation to
tho governor In reference thereto, and
to, on their own account, grant pa
roles. There should be reforms in caring
for and protecting the dependents in
the city and county Institutions, and j
more humane considerations required
to be accorded them by law.
Combinations in Restraint of Trade.
The laws of this state against pools,
trusts and conspiracies have proven
effective and, as recently construed
by the state supreme court, spera
sufficient to reach any and all ar
rangements, agreements or under,
standings made with the view to
lessen, or which, in point of fact, tend
to lessen full and free competition.
It is my opinion, however, that cer
tain phases of the penalty provisions
should be amended so as effectively
to reach and criminally punish indi
viduals who, from without the state,
manage and control the affairs and
transactions of corporations and con
cerns doing business within the state
in violation of the anti-trust law.
The state primary law affords an
ample opportunity for every one to
cast his ballot for those whom ho
may wish as party nominees. I am a
strong ndvocate of the state primary
law because it more nearly approach
es the real rule of the people. There
are several minor administrative de
fects In the law which should he per
fected. It should further be made a felony
for any person or persons to print,
distribute, circulate or use a copy or
a facsimile of any primary ticket, '
any part thereof, prior to or on pri-
mary election day, to the end that
combinations and slate-making '"ay
While Missouri has ever ranked
with the first states of the republic,
her star is still it: its ascendency mid
has not yet reached the meridian
height nor tho . -tilth of its glory, and
tho state is today the fairest blossom
plucked from the Louisiana Purchase.
She has stood in the forefront in
every line of progress and her lance
has ever pointed 10 the field of battle.
Tl-l,,.., T-w.L-t,., ,n,l Dn L-,i li iti iri.ra i
struggling at New Orhans. the cov-
ered wagons di .iwn hy own
brlnginBnto the territory of Missouri
the noble men and women whose
splendid lives, fortitude and heroism
huilded here a siatu unoqualed in the
girdle of the globe.
The executive door Is now open to
every man, both rich und poor. No
man will be heard because he is rich,
and no man will go unheard bi-cause
he is poor. As the representative of
all the people, my heart Is in tl.r- ser
vice, and that for th accomplishment
of progressive tilings
l.ove is watchful, and, slipping,
slumberoth not. Though wearied, it
Is not tired; though pressed, it in not
straitened; tliou ;h nlarmed, It iu not
confounded, hut as u lively flame aud
burning torch, it forces its way up
waid aud securely passeth through
all. Thomas a'l'.empis.
"Now if I can get some acquqniut-
ance to Indorse my note " "iJet-
ter try soma stranger." Houston
RETIRING GOVERNOR REVIEWS
WORK OF HIS TERM OF
DISCUSSES STATE FINANCES
Urges Fair Industrial Conditions Im
portance of Good Roads Agri
culture and Farm Credits
Initiative and Referendum.
Jeffersoa City, Mo. Gov. lladley's
message to the 47th General Assembly
was received at tho opening session
Wednesday. The governor, in part,
1 feel that I can with entlro fairness
congratulate tho people of Missouri
upon the coudltou of their public ser
vice, and also upon the absence of any
substantial differences of opinion be
tween the various political partes
upon public questions which have
heretofore been the subject of active
political controversy and division.
The various state educational, elee
mosynary, penal and reformatory in
stitutions have been well conducted;
substantial additions aud new build
ings have, iu many cases, been con
structed; a marked improvement lu
the physical condition of all has been
effected; modern and more scientific
methods of management have, in
many instances, beeu established; and
the money appropriated by the state
for the maintenance of these institu
tions has been honestly and wisely
A matter of first concern in the con
duct of public affairs la tho condition
of tho state's finances. When I took
tho oath of office us governor on the
11th of January, 1909, a serious, if not
an alarming, financial situation con
fronted tho people of this state, uur
iug the biennial period that closed on
tho first of January, 1909. tho appro
priations amounted to $10,441,fi-5.88,
while tho revenues available for that
period amounted to only $8,191,254.07.
This left appropriations to the amount
of 2,230,o?1.81 thMt wero outstanding
and unpaid. After a careful Investiga
tion of all of these excesses of appro
priation the forty-fifth general assem
bly found it necessary to reappropri-
I ate approximately Jl.OttO.OOO of the ap-
prt).)l1aUon8 ,u:lde and unpBid during
the preceding biennial period, making
the appropriations for the biennial
period ending January 1, 1911, $10.-
As it was estimated that the reve
nues available for the payment of
these appropriations would not amount
to exceed $8,700,000, it becamo neces
sary for additional funds to bo pro
vided, or eUe the state would be con
fronted with a condition of Insolvency.
I urged upon the forty-fifth general
assembly the enactment of a number
of revenue measures, only one of
which received its approval, namely,
a bill changing the system of inspec
tion of petroleum by abolishing the
various coal oil inspectors throughout
the state, creating the offico or state
coal oil inspector and increasing tho
tees for the inspection of tho refined
products of petroleum. Tills resulted
in the addition of approximately $200,
000 each biennial period of the state s
Iu addition to these new sources of
of revenue, the condition of the state
treasury was relieved by a number
of unexpected reincorporation fees of
large conxirate interests and by the
J150,0ii0 line imposed in the Standard
Oil litigation. With this addition of
approximately $1,000,000 of revel, no
each biennial period and the; annual
i,mi...fiun in the assessed value of the
reu1 umj pergonal property subject, to
Une general property tax, together
j w(ln ,lu practice of economy in all
j departments of state and the statu
ltw, itutioi.s all appropriations made
aurmg , Y,f .a ;
. , i a. ,.. t It'll W !
necessary ioi i" v.... - -
affairs have been met. and a surplus
of $500,000 is now to bo found iu the
Much can be done towards bring.
about fairer industrial cou
I f inns which
rt necessity, ancct
of society us a
whole. Scientific invest igaaoiis. as
well as humanitarian impulses, de
mand that tho state's power should
be exercised to the fullest extent to
prevent child labor and labor of wo
i ,.,itw1itmnu rw Will 1 1 11
' i ll 111 I R'l HUtll ss v. w-
! pair health and Individual off icleucy
and result in weakened bodies and
mind. . .
Anotner law wnimm "" .- -lishiuent
of a larger measure of so
cial and Industrial justice, concerning
which nil political parties are now
happily agreed, is a workmen's com
We now impose a tax upon collat
eral inheritances, which goes not to
die general rcvenuu fund, but Hie
Mute university. In my opinion, the
ds from this lunu snoum u
A La Mode.
'What was tho chief food of the
wood. -hoppers in whose icauip you
spent your vacation?" "fork, and po
tatoes, served in the form of (hops
und chips." Christian Science Moni
tor. From "Old Siwaeh."
"We are moie frivolous in our col
lege life than in our business," Oeorg-s
l'iuh said. "Still, college life has
made business what it is. Fraterni
ties are a clearini? bouse for ability
and u Mhltion." Kansas City Star.
turned into the general revenue fund,
and In addition to this a general In
heritance tax should be imposed with, ,
as I have slated, an exemption of at ,
least ten thousand dollars, mid, if I
constitutional, the same should bo
made graduated rather than fixed.
I again recommend that there should
be nn equalization of saloon licenses
throughout tho state by fixing the
maximum now provided by statute, la
order that tho amount of this tax
should not bo left to the. whim or ca
price of tho excise commissioners and
county courts throughout tho state.
There Is no work which is moro Im
portant for the people of this state to
actively encourage than tho work of
building good permanent roads. Only
about 6 per cent of tho 110,000 tulles
of public roads of the statu have been
made dependable for use 365 days la
the year. While more progress has
been madu during the last two or
three, years than In a long number of
ye ars lu the building of roads in this
state, much more should be dona than
is done by tho state to aid In the ear
ning on of this work.
Tho stale has a further important
publie duty to perform towards tho
agricultural interests of the slate in
enlarging and increasing education
und instruction in the proper use of
our soil. While Missouri deservedly
rank high iu tho production of agri
cultural wealth and live stock, much
more could bo done than has been
done along those lines.
Another subject matter of legisla
tion deserving of tho consideration of
this general assembly is the enact
ment of a law providing for tho or
Viiizatioii of corporations or the pur
pose of extending credit to those cn
I'nwd In agricultural puwuits.
Tho support of tin- state waterway
commission should be continued, and
tho forestry commission, which has
existed without sanction vt law,
should bo provided for to look after
the proper conservation of tho seven
teen millions of acreB of woodland in
It should bo a source of congratula
tion to the people of the stale that
during the last four years they have
enjoyed a conduct of election affairs
which ha given to every citizen the
right to cast ono ballot and have that
ballot honestly counted as cast.
I feel that there should ho a change
in what Is known as tho senatorial
primary election law. That law was
designed to prevent independence In
voting. It nlso results, in effect, iu
the election of a candidate who may
receive a comparatively small portion
of the votes cast. I recommend
to this general assembly tho adoption
of what is known as the Oregon plan,
in case it seems probable that the
amendment to tho constitution, pro
viding for tho direct elecllou of United
States senators, will not secure the
approval of the necessary number of
Btates by 1914.
I prepared and secured tho intro
duction in both the forty-fifth and
forty-sixth general assemblies of a bill
simplifying court procedure by pro
hibiting tho reversal of cases upon
technicalities not controlling tho mer
its of tho litigation. Strange as it
may seem, this measure was defeated
In both of those general assemblies.
Now I am pleased to nolo that all the
leading inimical parties are agreed as
to the correctness of this measure,
and I hope that some legislation of
this character can bo passed by this
Among the various departments of
government that are entitled to spo
etnl mention on account of tho effi
ciency with which they havo been
conducted is the banking department,
which for eight years has been under
the ublo supervision of lion. John E.
Swanger. During the last four years
not a single cent deposited in nnv of
the state banks or trust companies
has been lost by the failure of such
bank or trust companies.
An amendment to the constitution
providing for the Initiative and refer
endum has now been a v.n of our
organic law for four years. "In tho
elections of 1910 und 1912 amend
ments to the constitution submitted
by initiative petitions wero voted
upon. While neither was adopted,
and while no occasion has arisen to
se the referendum. I believe, on tho
whole, the effect of tills amenunieni 10
our constitution has been beneficial.
One ot tho most important matters,
from a public standpoint, that will
come bcfoie this general assembly
will ho the, division of the state into
(niitorial and congressional districts.
This question is not only of lolltical,
but of public importance.'
In conclusion, I wish to express to
the people of Missouri, through you as
their chosen representatives, my sin
cere appreciation of the honor and
distinction I have enjoyed in the op
portunity for public service that thoy
have conferred upon rue, and for tho
loyal support I have received from
l be people of the state In every good
work I have tried to accomplish. I
wish for this general assembly an
arrecable and userul session, and for
the newly elected state officials an
administration which will contribute
to the success of every undertaking
that will make for the happiness, the
I rosperity and tho welfnre of the peo
ple of Missouri.
Speech In Marble,
Kodin says of the antique master
pieces: They "speak to mi) loud'T,
move mo mure, than human being.
In it turn, may the new century nicd
ltati; upon these marvels, und may It
try to ascend to them through intelli
gence und love."
World's Meanest Man.
We have just heard of the world's
meanest man. He doesn't like his.
wife's red hair, so bo la trying, by nil
ine her days with care, to cause it to
A HIDDEN DANGER
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acid, an Irritating t--S h 'tT4,
poison that i . con- .,3f?
When tho kid
noys fall, uric acid
weak yes, dropsy
or heart dlsenso.
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Tills help tho kld-p'".
nevs flKht off uric
acid bringing new
strength to weak kidneys and to
ilet from backache and urinary ills
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PUTTING HIM WISE.
"Not in tho least, but you ought to
know that isn't the proper place
That's whore you put the ring."
Took Load Off Mother's Mind.
Six-year-old Dora returned unusu
ally early from school the other day.
She rang tho door bell. There was no
answer. She rang again, a little
longer. Still there was no response. A
third time she pushed the button, long
and hard. Nobody came to the door.
Then Bho pressed her nose against
the window screen and In a shrill
voice, which carried to tho ears of
every neighbor In the block, called:
"It's all right, mamma. I uin't the
Tho little boy was greatly alarmed.
"It's only a hollow pumpkin," ex
plained his uncle.
"And It. won't get me!"
"No; It's Just a pumpkin with a enn
dle In It."
"Tho Idea of being scared by a Jack-o-lantern,"
jeered the hoy's father.
"Never you mind, kid." said uncle.
"Many a prominent statesman has
been scared by less."
DREADED TO EAT.
A Quaker Couple's Experience.
How many persons dread to eat
their meals, although actually hungry
nearly all the time!
Nature never intended this should
be so, for wo are given a thing called
appetite that should guide us as to
what tho system needs at any time
and can digest.
Hut we get in a hurry, swallow our
food very much as wo shovel coal into
tho furnace, und our sense of appetite,
becomes unnatural and perverted.
Then we ertt tho wrong kind of food
or eat too much, and there you are
indigestion, and its accompanying mis
erlea. A I'hila. lady said:
"My husband and I 'uivo been sick
and nervous for 13 or 'in years from
drinking coffee feverish, indigestion,
totally unfit., a good part of tho timo,
for work or pleasure. We actually
dreaded to eat our meals. (Tea is
just as injurious, because it contains
caffeine, tho same drug found in cot
fee.) "Wo tried doctors and patent med!
rlnes that counted up into hundreds
of dollars, with little if any benefit.
"Accidentally, a small package ot
Postum came into my hands. I mada
some according to directions, with
surprising results. Wo both liVed it
and havo not used any coffee since,
j "The dull feeling after meals baa
i left us and we feel better every way.
i Wo aro so well satisfied with l'ostum
that wo recommend it to our friends
who have been made s!:'k and nervous
and miserable by coffee." Name glT
cn upon request. Head tho little book,
"The Road to Wellville," in pkga.
l'ostum now comes in concentrated.
! powder form, called Instant Tostum.
i It ia prepared by stirring a level lea
J spoonful in a cup of hot water, adding
i Biigur to taste, and enough cream to
bring the color to golden brown.
liistant Post urn is convenient;
there's no waste; and the flavor is
always uniform. Sold by grocers
00-c.up tin 30 cts., 100-cup tin EO cts.
A 5-cup trial tin mailed for grocer
name and 2-eent stamp for postage).
i Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., ISattle Creek,
mlud if I kiss