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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1010.
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BYTHE, J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly, $1 per year In advance. .
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character, political or religious, must
have reaj'jname attached for publtca
tloxL No:-such article s will be printed
over notfgjons signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
Aownshlp In Rock Island county.
Saturday; January 22, 1910.
S TRADES W&T) COUNCIL 20
Keep the boost spirit awake.
' TJncle Joe Cannon' a ears must be
falriyHoinging these days.
By the way. what has .become of
raeybeat lltte? Do not 'permit It to
Modernize the paved streets ani
Bava the etxeeta that are not already
L Wonder. if the news of tire-Roosevelt
Uy-oui at Lincoln, Neb., reached the
White house in good shape?
' Prison - for the beef - barons is the
latest prospective move on the. part of
.the federal authorities. Let's hop
thla la notanother case of bluff.
i The . Chicago Tribune pretends to
:ayftbro la a mysterva to the cause
,of :Uk soaring of the price of the
jBeoessUteo of life. No mystery, at all.
jThe Aldricn tariff' makeshift has
proren Just -what It was'tntended to be
r-that's all. ,
Louisville Courlwr-Journal: "Believ
ing"' that you are Interested la. the en
actment of a ship subsidy law,'' begins
a communication received by the
Cornier-Journal from the press bureau
of the Washington lobby. We Inter
rupt to Insist that the, Courier-Journal
is opposed to Loss tkievca and all
other kind of thieves. .
The first arrest in Sangamon county
for'Trtblatlon'of the ataio law prohibit
ing the sale of dlsea6ed..njrsery stock
was "made this week by, jC,l. McLaugh
lin, stats horticultural inspector, who
made complaint sgainst Thomas. Cal.
a Springfield nurseryman.' Cale Is said
to have sold: a number of'treesi infested
with, scale - to George McGuir of
Sprlngftehl. Cale will be-given a hear
ing on Jan. 25. Nurserymen through
out the state are dnterested; in the caso.
The Democratic Opportunity.
If 'it.caa keep the seats it mow ha,
the democratic party1 will, need to win
only -2 S distrkrtala next fall's election
to overcome the republican majority
in , the house. . - Twenty-lx republicans
now. hold seats by majorities ranging
irom'il,3?5own to 22vwlthan.aYerage
of 61S. The . total republican majority
in these 2 district is only 15,987.
' The 20 districts held by -republicans
by narrow margins, as, compiled by a
Washlngton'correppondent, are the fol
lowing:" , i
Morgan, Second ' Oklahoma, 924 ma
jority; Reeder, Sixth. Kansas, 277;
Norris, Fifth Nebraska, 22; Hlnshaw.
Fourth Nebraska, 855 Kendall, Sixth
Iowa, ,281; Morgan, Fifteenth Missouri,
630; Crow, ,-Eourteenth Missouri, 1,005;
El rins. Thirteenth Missouri, 207; Mur
rHy, Sixteenth Missouri, 540; Coudrey,
Twelfth Missouri. 641; Bennett, Ninth
Kentucky, 725; Barnard, Sixth Indl
!an,a, 1,143; Joyce, Fifteenth Ohio,
tt;:, Douglas,, Eleventh Ohio, 1,146;
Goebel, Second Ohio, 104;; Cole, Eighth
Ohio, 1,205; Cary, Fourth Wisconsin,
1.139; Grant, Tenth North Carolina,
361; Cowles, Eighth North Carolina,
1.375; Morehead, Fifth North. Carolina,
290; 'Mudd, Fifth Maryland. 317;
Pearre, Sixth ' Maryland, 6 ; Kroa
miller. Third Maryland, 262; South
twick, Twonty-third New York, 585;
Sheffield, First. Rhode Island, 81; and
Swaaey, Second Maine, 1 1,364-.
t Republicans concede" the likelihood
of the election of democrats to suc
ceed Eivlna, Ctrow, Morgan and Mur
phy of Missouri, who were elected on
.Cannon's promise' to put a tariff on
zinc -ore, and -the tariff secured the dis
tricts are ready to swing back' to the
iold faith. In Iowa the progressives
j will1 make. a primary contest against
fHnll,! Smith and Kennedy, and failing
to defeat them for nomination, likely
will oppose them at the polls. It is
vpretty generally agreed that the Second-
district will swing back into the
democratlo-llne and that Jamie on, the
'democrat who succeeded Hepburn,
jwill (be reelected, so that It la alto
gether likely that the democrats will
'gain one or more seats in Iowa. The
.Third: Wisconsin district which. Con
gressman Batrcock represented ; for a
numlber of 'yearsi, may return Congress
man Murphy as the successor of tho
republican) elected over him two years
The outlook for democratic control
of the lower house 'never was better.
There :isnot' the slightest doubt that
the feud between standpatters find
progressives in insurgent states has
been embittered and that whichever
faction is successful In the primary
contests it will fcavo tho opposition of
the other faction in the elections.
T?his'win Inevitably help the demo
crats. t The situation is one to encourage
democrats anl inspire them with the
faith that their congressional victories
in 1910 will be simply , forerunner of
. the larger success in 1012.
i It has long -been an axiom in farm
ing that the farmer who devoted hlav
self to corn and hogs would get rich
If he could get rid of hog cholera.
Now, Illinois is to haye a laboratory
for the manufacture and free distri
bution of hog cholera 6erum, shown
by exhaustive experiments to cure tho
disease in its early stages and also
as a preventative or it3 spreading.
The last legislature appropriated $40,
000 for this purpose and 40 acres of
land north of Springfield have been
purchased, upon which the works -will
Dr. Peters of Nebraska, who has had
great success in this line of research,
will bo in charge and. is now in Spring
field preparing for the erection of the
needed buildings. It is expected that
Etock valued at many thousand dollars
will annually be saved by the distri
bution of this serum among the hog
raisers of the state.
Bark to the Land.
The great development now going
on all over the west, opening up to
settlement extensive areas of fertile
land by the construction of largo irri
gation systems, Is slowly swinging the
pendulum of population from the city
to the farm. An Interesting feature
of this shifting of population, and one
of profound economic importance to the
country, is the large number of citv
bred people who are seeking homes in
the open country.
This is accounted for in some degree
by ' the; fact that country life in the
west has grown more and more at
tractive as population increases. The
farms are small, agriculture is inten
sive, communities are compact and
neighborly, rural delivery ie establish
ed, the country telephone is in opera
tion everywhere, schools are central
ized, and social conditions are actually
more suburban than rural in character.
With eight or more farm houses lo
cated along each mile of the highway,
there Is no isolation or loneliness.
With cheap water power from the
mountain streams and from huge dams
trolley lines are being extended
througb. the valleys. AU these factors
are bringing the farmer into the stim
ulating current of the -world's dally
thought and action, quickening his
ideas and broadening his viewpoint.
Cooperation in the farm work is pro
ducing and marketing crops. In social
and educational activities, have in
creased financial returns and have
made home life attractive and pleasant.
an. 22 in American
13S8 John Wlnthrop, colonial govern
or of Massachusetts, born; died
1813 Battle of French town, Mich.
1S70 George D. Prentice, famous wit
and for forty years editor of Louis
ville Journal, died; born 1S02.
1874 Parepa Robs, noted opera singer,
very popular in America, died.
1304 Constance Fenlmore Woolsjon,
author of not, died; born 1648.
COMPLIMENT TO RAINEY
SEEN IN THE RECENT
FIGHT AGAINST HIM
(Continued from Page One.)
the interests of the people instead rf
the interests of the trusts, and for this
audacity they must be punished.
What Harm Could They Do?
"What could Ralney and James as
members of the investigating commit
tee do other than bring out facts?"
asked a .prominent democrat, after '
tiiey were upon an ordinary cruise, an
explanation which the former was not
-the least inclined to believe.
Firm In the belief, therefore, that
some political move of great Impor
tance was afloat, if not afoot, the gov
ernor, lu order first of all to gain time,
gave orders to go very tortoise-like on
the renairs ami then set to work to
take the Frenchmen off their guard by j
giving a succession of such entertain
ments as both his slender means and
the awful barrenness of the place
But. though at the end of two weeks
the French and British officers had got
upon the best of terms, the immediate
destination of the French squadron
remained as much of a mystery to
the governor of Aden as before, and
in spite of all possible delay the re
pairs were nearly completed.
Now, it happened that the wife of
the governor possessed, an Irish maid,
who had fWn receiving attentions
from one of the French petty ofneeis
attentions which the girl did not re
gard seriously. It occurred to the gov
ernor that by such means something
might be learned of his unexpected
visitor's plans, and a private conver
sation between the governor's wife
and her maid resulted in another be
tween the latter and her French ad
mirer, by which it was discovered
that Perlm island was the objective
At this information the governor
opened his eyes wide . indeed, for, . if
the Suez canal were cut through, Pe
rlm, as commanding the-southern en
trance to the Red sea. in the middle
of the strait of Bab-el-llandob, would
be a place of great strategic impor
tance, over which, without doubt, it
was intention of the French ad
miral to hoist the tricolor.
Secretly giving orders, therefore, for
a gunboat to immediately embark a
detachment of soldiers and steal away
in the night for I'eriui island, the gov
ernor then announced a farewell ban
quet and ball for the day but one fol
lowing, a final act of courtesy with
which tbe French admiral would will
ingly have dispensed, for be was anx
ious to. sail, but which he cou'.d not
well refuse on account 'of the uso he
had made of the" British' supplies and
machinery at Aden.
So the dinner and party in due
course came cff. the governor being in
high spirits, because iu the meantime
he had received the news of the occu
pation of I'erim. which under the cir
cumstances would surely (be followed
by the longed for promotion, arid the
French admiral ' was equally 1 happy,
for he hoped on the , morrow, to add
the same important , little speck of land
to the dominion of 'his. own country,
thereby covering his ".breast ..with the
stars and himself .with maritime glory.
Next day. after ; an interchange of
cordial, fare wells, the French scjuadron
sailed away to an apparently-anknown
destination, "until, when clear of the
land, the couree.was Uid fullspeed di
rect for Perlm; island .
Then, what were the'dlsmay and-disappointment
, of v the French admiral
end hlB olBcers " when, cn coming in
sight of thc-lr destination; v.thoy beheld
the British 'flag flying and a company
of 'soIdJers .drawn np Uv give them a
proper salute, it'is ;said'"tb. French
-admirah was' so mortified at being thus
Outwitted that he first JSun'g. his cock
ed hat oTerboard and then followed it
Be this as'.it: may. jasPerlm was
clearly already' occupied" by the Brit
ish, tie only counter move which the
French could jnaUe was; to take poe
sessiou of a' strip of the foreahore on
the opposite . Arabian coast, where
they built the fortified ,wblte house in
question, but as the place -wca entirely
at the mercy of the-guns on Perlm Is
land It was shortly abandoned, to re
main to this day as a monument of a
GRIM RELIC OF THE COMMUNE SOLD
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ARIS. The recent sale of the "Villa of the Hostages" In the Ru
Haxo recalln a terrible eDisode in the commune. Atrainst thn wall nf
A the garden, at a spot now marked by a memorial tablet, 32 hostages.
including seven priests, were lined up and shot by the communists.
Their bodies were then thrown into a pit.
1 l a j.u. I . a j l ...
cane In opposing the presence of tho J
umv.ia, uio luvtMLisjuuiu Th busiest and mlsrbtler.t lif.tla
v were lea to suppose
that was the purpose of the investiga
tion: To get at the facts. But it munt
thing that ever was made Is Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
h therf urA snr-.o fara' tVit rorvtiVili. I
They do the work whenever you re-
t nniro th-;r ntr? Thooo tnViltQ phflnco
cans do not want afred But as friends j weaknes3 into strength, llstlessness
U1 uulu xvaiuwjr mm js, i baiu as . to enerev. Eloominess into iovous-
Boon I heard of the opposition to them
ness. Their action Is so gentle one
Dy tne presiaent taat ror tnesr per- i don.t realize they have taken a pur
sonal good 1 hoped thoy would be -Is- Native. Sold by all druggist3.
posed. I took the position they would j
be laboring under a disadvantage on
the committee after all the fuss hai
been raised over thoir selection, and
The Argus Daily Short Story
Flower Words By Annabel D. Carter.
Copyrighted, 1910. by Associated Literary Press.
Ktnau Atwater was a well educated
young man. with a fortune, good looks,
good health and a good mind. Ills
occupation'" was both occupation and
amusement. '"He studied and did some
scribbling, occasionally sending very
pretty verses to magazines.
Atwater lived In a small place, but
a very old one. Many of the dwellings
stood alone and often in the center of
large grounds. Ills house was quaint,
and the grounds were a marvel of good
taste. On entering his study one
would Immediately be Impressed with
the fact that it had been furnished
end decorated by an artist with an ex
quisite sense for harmony in color.
Through the window appeared grounds
that had evidently been arranged by
a landscape gardener. Both the artist
and the gardener were Ethan Atwater.
Atwater had been drawn to one or
two different women atdifferent times,
but had sooner or later discovered
something in one or the other to offend
his sensitive taste, something that
either smacked of coarseness or an
absence of Ideality. Not thp.'c he was
a sentimental man; he may rather be
called a man of sentiment. The senti
mental was as repulsive to him as
On Atwater's return from a Journey
he found that the place next adjoining
his on the east had changed hands.
The same day he saw a young lady go
into the house whose appearance
etruck him favorably. Her apparel
was in good taste. Her hat appeared
to have been made neither for a giant
nor a dwarf. The colors of which her
costume were composed were subdued.
Her face, too, bespoke innate refine
ment. It was In the-autumn that Atwater
first saw this girl and nearly every
day after that he observed her either
going out or coming In or at win
dow. His first impulse was to assume
the privilege of a neighbor and go in
and call on the newcomers, but it oc
curred to him that be would take
pleasure in studying the girl from the
brief distance that separated their
abodes. One of his theories was that
a refined person could not be unre
fined; tha an ideal person could not
be commonplace. If she were both
ideal and refined she would show her
Ideality and refinement to him -without
an acquaintance. If there was n
lack of either he would be able to de
tect it without speaking to her or be
ing spoken to by her.
Within a few weeks he had witness
ed acts on the part of his neighbor in
dicating traits that he considered usu
al iu, if not essential to, a refined na
ture. He saw her receive a child who
came to her house and knew at once
that her heart warmed to children.
He was standing at a window when
she attended an old lady to her car
riage and was sure that she sympa
thized. with the ased. These are but
that their questions to witnesses would
be misinterpreted and misrepresented
by the partisan republican press. I
hoped fromi the first that inasmuch ns
the controversy had been raised that
the conversation standpatters would
depose them, as that would be ths
greatest compliment to their honesty
that could possibly be paid them."
Merely a Parti an.
Congressman Ralney, when asked
for an expression on the subject, said:
"I am charged with being a partisan."
I admit that I am not a repiiblican;
1 was elected as a democrat and al
ways try to be one. If I shonl'1 servo
on the Investigating committee I
should certainly endeavor to do my
duty aa I saw it; nothing less, nothing
A BIT OF DIPLOMACY.
An English Official Who Outwitted a
On the foreshore of the Arabian
coast in the strait of Bab-el-Mandcb.
at the southern entrance to the Rel
sea, stands a large white house con
cerning which the travelers to the far
east may hear a curious story. In th?
middle of the nineteenth century,
when M. de Lcsseps after many diffi
culties had successfully Coated the
Suez Canal company, the governor of
the British port of Aden, about 100
miles distant, was surprised one morn
ing by the visit of a French squadron
of very unusual size for that part of
the orient, which, having encountered
a terrific etorm off Sokotra. had put
la for repairs.
In the mind of the governor curiosity
was at once aroused as to the destina
tion of so large n command, a curiosity
which increased ns ho found it Impos
sible to extract any further informa
tion from the French adniir.il r l:is
Officers beyond the statement that
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M .H. Heagy, V. P.
H. B. Simmon, Cash.
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Many a man has KEPT HIS OWN SALARY LOW be
cause he has not saved his money and shown his employ
er tha he was independent of him.
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individual, instances ot Atwaters ob
servations, no one of which was of su
preme importance, but all, taken to
gether, indicated a nature such as he
could admire and revere.
Then he went away for awhile.
When he returned he made a discov
ery. The young lady next door did
not appear either in the grounds or at
a window. He began to fear that he
Lad seen her for the last time. That
fear was akin to pain. He was tempt
ed to make inquiries, but knew no one
to ask. After a week of chafing one
afternoon he saw her drive up to,. the
house in a carriage and received with
demonstrations of affection by the
other members of the family. Atwa
ter longed to Jump out of the window
and take her in his arms himself. But
this was an impulse that didn't count
for or against his natural idiosyncra
sies. Later he made another discovery
similar to the first. He saw a very
handsome young man leave the house
next door and the young lady follow
him out to the gate, apparently loath
to have him depart. This time it was
revealed to him not only that the
yonng lady waB a person of Interest
to him, but that he objected to her be
ing of interest to any other man.
From this point she ceased to be a
matter of study by observation. She
was to be appropriated.
My story up to this point has been
very one sided, and it must continue
for the present to be one sided. It is
not to be supposed that a girl may be
under constant observation by a- young
man next door without some observa
tion on the part of the girl. Atwater
had never seen her looking at him,
though he had never failed to look at
her whenever she appeared. Had he
caught her doing so be would have
considered her as overstepping the
bounds set for a modest young woman.
That she did not do so convinced him
that she did not consider him worth
One morning in February Atwater
saw a man digging up the soil in the
yard in the adjoining grounds. It was
plain that the ground was not intend
ed for vegetables, but for flowers. In
another week the young lady came out
with a few light garden Implements
and a dainty little basket full of seeds
and began to plant.
A few days later Atwater spaded a
flower bed iu his own grounds and
planted seeds. His garden was pro
tected on three tides by buh plants,
but could be observed by the neighbor
on the east. A warm wave germinat
ed the seeds in both gardens, and tiny
green Hues were soon visible. Notbing
unusual was to be noticed in the lady's
garden, but In Atwater's a careful ob
server would bave seen lines of tender
green In wtleh could be traced the i
letters "I Love."
as soon as ills letters wore :.ir?e
enough to be read from tue next house
the young man kept a constant watch
with a view to discovering whether
they were observed. Days passed, and
the delicate !i::os were lost in tho ex
uberance of the growth, but'never did
the planter see a face at the window.
If his declaration had been seen it
had not met with any response.
Atwater nrirned iu this wise: If she
has seen the flower words and is n
person of ideality, refinement and
kindliness she will make a reply even
If unfavorable. So he waited and
watched. Weeks passed, and neither
the heavens, the air nor tbe earth gave
a sign. Atwater's ideality was giving
way before the impatience of love, and
he was about to try some more com
monplace method. Then oce morning
when tho cir was clear and the sun
was shining on the garden opposite he
fancied he saw in a new growth Jus;
appearing above tho soil that which
might be letters, but xina it carae up
unevenly hi ou'.J net be sure at so
great n distance. In another moment
he had a pair of glasses leveled at the
fioTvcr bed. The only growth that
looked like letters spoiled "No."
Atwater wr.3 momentarily discour
aged. Bnt if. vrns erhic::t Vsil tber
was lucre coming u; v hi :!: mlg'at
change what appeared to be a refusal
Again the impatience cf love Impelled
him to piifh for an Immediate rerpon.
but his Ideality ag.'.in triumphed. He
concluded to. wait. Realizing how L
shoull suffer watching f;,r a response
to his message to Tdw out of the
ground, he absented himself for a sea
son. He returned late et night. i:d
th( nexi mcrnlug, to his satisfaction,
he raw plainly letters !n the- atlj. i;:Ing
gcrUen to reaj. "I Know Von Not."
It la high time that we should have
a view of wliut is transpiring i:i this
ideal affair from the other side of the
Mis Ei'ith MacGrcgor wr.s lo- kln.:
out of her window oi.e irer:: wh-'".i
she saw a you::g n.ar. Ir-r.ve the r.er j
house and saunter down tho street 'j
It was enough for her that he was i
nice looking and that he lived next
door. Unlike Atwater. whose mus
ings on first seeing her were -what she
might be. she mused on sometfclng to
happen and, womanlike, at once de
cided to place herself on the vantage
ground of Invisibility that is. she
would not be t,een when within doors
and she would appear unconscious of
the fact that a nice looking young man
lived next door.
While Atwater was assuming that
she did not consider him worth look
ing ot she was constantly observing
him from a dark room that she had
fitted up for that especial purpose.
Nevertheless when at a window she
took care not to look into the adjoin
ing place and never appeared at all
except when becomingly dressed.
And so it was that Miss MacGregor
was perfectly aware that Mr. Atwater
admired her before he supposed she
was aware of his existence, and sb
knew he had been pierced by one of
Cupid's arrows before he knew It him
self. She had concluded to have a
garden that they might have an ex
cuse to meet with only a hedge be
tween them, and when he planted
seeds to spell "I Love You" she had
seen the letters traced out in the soil
before the seeds were put In the drills.
Moreover, she had purposely planted
In her response the letters "No" in
thin soil In order that they might grow
up before the others to give her lover
a temporary disappointment.
Miss MacGregor knew very well that
Mr. Atwater was a man of an ideal
nature both from his face, which she
had carefully studied with a glas, and
from .his method of making love. She
did not therefore propose to destroy
any illusions he might have. She
knew very well that no man in love
will bo long satisfied with communica
tions that must take the time neces
sary 'to grow out of the ground and
awaited her lover's next move. So
when she received a note begging per
mission to begin a correspondence on
paper she replied that it would be a
pity to descend from beautiful and
natural letters to artificial ones made
with a combination of chemicals.
To this Mr. Atwater replied that
while the flower words were beautiful
and not usual, they were very slow.
And he made a request to be allowed
to call. .
Miss MacGregor delayed to reply to
this note, but a day or two later ap
peared in a becoming morning cos
tume in her garden with a small
watering pot. Atwater saw. her and
lost no time In going into his own gar
den with garden tools. The lady was
watering her plants when, hearing a
sound, ebo looked tip with well feigned
surprise to see her lover craning hi
neck over the hedge. He remarked
that the plants needed rain, and. she
replied that there was no sign of rain.
Atwater looked for an-opening ia the
hedge, but did not find any. In the
rear there was a fence bounding both
properties, and, getting on top of It,
he passed the hedge. He was very
much rattled. Tbe girl was perfectly
cool. She talked about her flowers as
though there was no other subject In
existence. Eut presently she invited
him to inspect some that were in the
house, and they passed in together.
Then and there they began the speech
where they had left off in the language
Mr. Atwater has long been a mar
ried man, but he found, he fondly be
lieves, that he attracted the attention
of his wife and won her love by hav
ing declared his own in flower words.
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
Rock Island Mutual B. L. & S. as
sociation to D. A. Jones, lot 3, block
"C," Griffith & Co.'s addition, Moliny,
Carl J. Bron strom to Louis Bonne
ville, lot C, block 1. Grelm's first ad
dition. Jlo'.ine, $1,G25.
Jacob Y. Abel to Elmer E. Simpson,
lotg 9, 10, block 1, village of Andalusia,
Samuel Bowman to Minnie F. and
M.C. Z. is. lot 4, block 61. lower ad
dition, Rock Island, $815.75.
Friiz H. Hed.n to Gust Olson, lot 11.
block 11, Itossiyn addition. $375.
Charle3 R. Stephens to W. L Velie,
sublot 1, block 3. LeClaire'B reserve,
G. El.ner Blakesley to Jonas Bear,
lot 1, block 1. G. Elmer Blakesley's
Twelfth street addition. Rock Island,
Lenity Is a part of Mercy, but sb
must not ppeak too loud for fear cf
waking Justice. Joobert.
HAD HEAP TO DO
Mrs. Shepherd Was in Bad Shape
When 5he Could Not Stand on
Durham, N. C "I am a farmer's
wife." writes Mrs. J. M. Shepherd, of
this city, "and have a heap to do."
"Four months apo I could not stand
on my feet, to do anything much, but at
this time 1 do the most ot my work. I
took Cardui and it did me more good
than all the doctors.
"You don't know half how I thank you
for the Cardui Home Treatment. I wish
tint all women who suffer from womanly
troiib'.c would treat themselves as 1 have.
Ladies can easily treat themselves at
home, with Cardui, the woman's tonic.
It is easv to take, and so gentle in its
action, that it cannot do anything but
gocd. i ,
Bcins composed exclusively of vege
table ingredients, Cardui cannot lay up
trouble in your system, as mineral drugs
often do. Its ingredients having no
harsh, medicinal effects, and being non
poisonous and perfectly harmless, Carditl
is absolutely sate for young and old.
Ask your druggist. He will tell you to
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7Sr DVACAA M. SMITH
VTTE have to pay for what w get
That's plain and sad and tru-
For if we bur It at tho store.
All fresh and bright and new.
Or set It at the counter free
Where lunch to tempt is set
The bill in some old form comes round.
On that It's safe to bet.
Some things that seem to be a gifW
Gilt edged and free as air.
Without a single bitch or string
To mer their outline fair.
We find before the deal Is through
And settlement comes round
That they have cost us more than If
We'd bought them by the pound.
And If it Is a dog, a book,
A ticket to the play.
The cost Is there, though it may not
Be seen aa plain as day.
Tlie bill collector may not come
With bis Insulting leer.
But all tbe same we have to pa
for this same sort of cheer. '
No wonder as we older get ,
And nave grown gray and wise .
We look a gift horse In the moutti
To guard against surprise,
'o wonder that we shy and try
When we are asked to share
The fortunes of another man
To find the comeback there.
The patient was tossing restlessly oa.
a bed of pain. Tbe doctor bad mad
a thorough examination of tbe case,
had timed the pulse beats of the suf
ferer with his watch, bad listened to
his heart throbbings and bad asked
many questions as to the history of
tne case ana as to recent symptoms.
He shook his head gravely as he
came from the room.
"Oh, doctor." said the wife anxious
ly, "do you know what is the matter
"Tea," said tbe doctor firmly. ,
"Oh. what is ltr
He is sick."
"I wish I knew what to give tract
for a btrthday -present."
"Something useful, I upposr . -
"And inexpensive T" i :j.. A
"Oh. yes." V
"Ton might give him a bath ticket.
Ton can get a nice one for a Quarter."
"X thought yon said Wilkin U an
T?ngllh ran n
"He la." A
"He saw the point of my Joke In m
On a Diet.
"There is food for thought In this."
"Not for me, thank you."
"I have mental indigestion- already."
"She says she has refused him five
"She must be getting ready to1 an
nounce the engagement."
"Ton can always tell a pretty girl."
"Of course you can."
"That is what I said. Ton can al
ways tell her that she is pretty."
"She comes from a very old family.'
"Well, she shows it."
"Suppose you call a girl a kitten T"
"Well, she acts like it."
"And a cat?"
Tbe muscle that we win by golf,
A process long and slow.
We hate to use, you may observe.
To shovel oft the snow.
PERT PARAGRAPHS. "
The man who Insists on having tb
last word with a woman probably sits
on tbe floor to put on his shoes.
The trouble is that when some of our
acquaintances are speaking tbe truta
we bave a sneaky feeling that It is en
tirely to their advantage to do so.
It may be possible to wear an op.tl
mlstic smile over a toothache, but few
people succeed in doing it.
Man born of woman may be of few
days, but trts nights are apt to be both
numerous and hilarious.
Lots of ns feel persuaded that were
true genius recognized we would be on ;
A bore Is a man who talks about
himself for long hours when you are
dying to take a whack at all your acquaintances.
Any kind of cover is at a premlnm
If the graft hunters are abroad.
Have you a weak throat? If so,
you cannot be too careful. You can
not begin treatment too early. Each
cold makes you more liable to anoth
er and tbe last is always the harder
fo cure. If you will take Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy at the outset
you will be saved much trouble. Sold
by all druggists.