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MARKS OF ILLNESS ON NAILS
law Accident and J rent Mciitnl An
Kiiltth Are A1n liitlleuU'tl.
"One who makes a close study of
finger nails will Hint many curious
tilings about tliuin to excite his won
der uud Interest," says an expert on
such unit tern, "but none more so than
the stories of physical condition told In
"You know thut the nail of a person
In good health grows ut the rate of
about one-sixteenth of an Inch each
week -slightly more than many au
thorltles believe but during Illness or
lifter an accident or during tliues ot
mental depression this growth Is not
only affected autf retarded so far a
its length Is concerned, but a! as re
gards Its thickness. The very slight
est illness will thus leave au Indelible
mark on the nails which may bo read
ily detected as the nail grows out. If
one has a sudden attack, such as acutt
rheumatism, which sends the temper
ature bounding upward to 101 or 105
within the space of two or three hours,
It will be found on the nails, indicating
the difference In thickness of growth
between the time when health was en
joyed and the thin growth of the 111 pe
riod. "If the illness Is oue that comes grad
ually, like typhoid fever, for examplo
Instead of a ridge a gentle lucllni
will appear on the nails. Should one
have an arm broken the thick ridge
can bo seen only on the lingers of the
oue hand, but In all cases of general
sickness the ridge or slope appears on
the lingers of both hands. When one
has passed through a period of extreme
excitement or mental depression,, the
fact will bo Imprinted on the nails ei
ther with an abrupt edge or a gentle
sjope, according to the acuteuess of
the mental lntluence.
"In no Instance can the marks of Ill
ness, accident or mental condition be
clearly seen on the nail until after the
growth has carried the line beyond the
white or half moon portion of It, but a
week or two subsequent to any of these
things the ridge or slope may be found
oh the nails, usually readily visible to
the eyes, but If not the mark may be
found by running the tip of the linger
down any of the nails." St. Loula
A KIND HUSBAND.
Odd Annortmeiit Collected by
One Dm iik Clerk.
A torn linen collar, a piece of lath, a
cuff and a half dozen other odd ob
jects hung above the bank clerk's desk.
"My collection of queer checks," the
young man said. ''Each of those things
is a check. Each was duly honored.
Each has a story."
"1 have been collecting queer checks
for threp years. That piece of lath
started me. A. western bank houored
the lath for $250. It was made out us
u check by the owner of a sawmill, who
was out at the plant with his sou, thir
ty miles from any house, and totally
without paper, let alone a check book.
The money was needed to pay off the
hands. The sawmlller wrote on the
lath Just what a check correctly drawn
has on it, and he sent his sou In to the
bank to get Ute money and to explain.
The lath check was honored after some
discussion among the bank's otllcera.
"The cuff check was drawn by an
actor who had become slightly Intoxi
cated, got Into a light und been arrest
od. He was treated cavalierly In his
coll. They wouldn't give him any pa
pur, and lie bribed a boy to take the
check to a bank. The boy got the
money, and with It the actor paid his
lino. Otherwise he'd have been Jailed
for ten duys. Thus the cuff check may
be said to have saved a man from prls
"The check "written on that linen col
lar won a bet of $5. A man bet a wo
man that a check made on a collar
would bo cashed, and of course ho won
"Your bank, If you carry a good ac
count, will honor the most freuky
checks you can draw up. In such mon
key business, though, It won't encour
age you." Chicago Chronic.
Frank K. Penn.
C. C. Davidson.
Should He Never, Lndlen, OppoNO the
WiNheM uf II Ih "Wlfef
Is the kind husband a failure?
That depends. A husband can scarce
ly show his wife too much kindness.
Hut sometimes real kindness may be
shown in opposing her wishes. If the
husband has any mind of his own he
must use it. lie need not be mean in
his opposition nor arrogant nor tyran
nical. He should bo reasonable at all
times and disposed to highly regard
the expressed wishes of his wife even
though these wishes may seem to him
to be whimsical or capricious. But
Kindness does not require subservi
ency or entire and Instant surreuder
of opinion. Indeed, it Is easy to see
how such surrender might lead a wlfo
to despise her husband. He who fetches
and carries like a poodle Is likely to be
considered a poodle.
Women admire strength In a man.
This strength need not necessarily
be physical, though that Is desirable.
Women love strength of character In a
Is It not so, ladles? When a woman
coaxes a strong man to her point of
view by strenuous endeavor, does she
not regard It as merit to have luliu
enced this big, strong being? If she
gains her own way at once and at all
times she has achieved nothing, and
there Is no rejoicing in her heart.
Certainly a man should be kind to
his wife always kind. But he ueed
not be an automaton or un echo or &
Is It not so, ladles? Albany Times-
Admitted the Lie.
Concerning King William IV. of Eng-
and the following story was told, the
Countess of Strafford being responsible
for It: "The king was at dinner. Next
to him was a titled woman whom he
was entertaining with some extraordi
nary anecdotes, which the lady found
it Impossible to believe were true. She
therefore answered, Oh, sir, I beg your
pardon, but I really do not think that
can be true.' To her surprise he In
stantly replied, 'You are quite right,
inarm, there Is not a word of truth In
it. It is u lie, inarm, a lie. In fact,
inarm, wo all He; we can't help It. Wo
had It from our mother'.' This," con
cludes the Countess of Strafford, "was
the biggest lie of all, for Queen Char
lotte was a very truthful person, never
given to lying."
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STOCK EXCHANGE saloon
LINDAMOOD & Co.
Sells all kinds of whiskies bottled in bond; Pure
white Corn; Peach and Apple Brandy; Nothing but
straight Double Stamped Whiskey sold. All kindr
of Wines and Liquors.
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
We guarantee to treat you right.
Opposite M. li. Goldenberg Co
M. H. KOCH
Furniture and Undertaking
Large and well assorted stock in both lines. Prices rea
sonable. Store across from Post office, Tucumcari.
SturleM uf the (JruvedlKKer.
Grimly humorous is the tale of the
gravedlgger who complained that he
did not get constant work.
"But, George," said the minister, "If
you were to be constantly employed In
the duties of the otllce you would soon
bury the whole parish."
"That mleht be, sir, but boo am l to
keep a wife and family unless I get
regular work? 'Deed, sir, 1 havena
burled a leevln' soul for the last six
Harder still was the case of another
gravedlgger who was asked to reduce
his fee for dlgglug a grave because,
"mind ye, James, she was au auld wo
man and was sulr spent."- Chicago
CONEY ISLAND BAR AND CAFE
JAMES LANIGAN. PROP.
A GOOD BITE.
Not Ilia Turn to I.uhrIi.
Stranger You are the only gentle
man in the room. Guest In what way,
sir? Stranger When I tripped in the
dauce and went sprawling on the floor,
tenting my fair partner's dress, you
were the only one In the room who did
not laugh. Guest The lady is my
wife, and I paid for the dress.
Knew "When to Stop.
Farmer Corntassel Ye don't mean to
tell me yo'vo stopped smokln'l Fanner
Lougjaw Yep; threw away m' pipe
this mornln. Been smoklu' nigh on to
flfty-seven years an was afraid If I
didn't quit pretty soon I'd git tho hab
Foreigner What Is the slgnlllcance
of the eagle that is stamped on Ameri
can money? United Stales Citizen It
is the emblem of its swift llight. De
troit Froe Press.
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