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less it is cleaned.
Are Too Cling Allen' * Foot Eaie ?
It is the only cure for Swollen ,
Smarting , Burning , Sweating Feet ,
Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's
Foot-Ease , a powder to be shaken into
the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe
Stores , 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad
dress , Allen S. Olmsted , LeRoy , N. Y.
Don't forget to.add . salt water when
you want to boil anything.
i IF YOU USE BALI. BLUE ,
Get Bed Cross Ball Blue , the best Boll Blue ,
Large 2 oz. package only 5 cents.
Overwork kills fewer men than ex
Hairs Catarrh Care
Is taken internally. Price , 75c.
The man who hates another has an
ingrowing grudge against himself.
Piso's Care is tbe best medicine we ever used
for all affections of tbe throat and lungs. TYM.
O. ENDSLET , Vanburea , Ind. , Feb. 10,1000.
Fundy bay , in Novia Scotia has a
tide of 68 feet.
ft. ' . Nebraska Business and Shorthand College ,
Boyd Building : , Omaha , Neb.
$3,000 expended last year in type
writers. $2,500 in actual business and
banking furniture. It is the most
thoroughly equipped institution in the
west. Send for catalogue. A. C. Ong ,
A. M. , LL. B. , Prest.
The world owes every mail a living
and every woman a loving.
GREATLY REDUCED RATES
WABASH R. R.
$13.00 Buffalo and return $13.00.
$31.00 New York and return $31.00
The Wabash from Chicago will sell
tickets at the above rates daily. Aside
from these rates , the Wabash run
through trains over Its own rails from
Kansas City , St. Louis and Chicago and
offer many special rates during the
summer months , allowing stopovers at
Niagara Falls and Buffalo.
Ask your nearest Ticket Agent or ad
dress Harry E. Moores , General Agent ,
Pass. Dept. , Omaha , Neb. , or C. S.
Crane , G. P. & T. A. , St. Louis , Mo.
If modesty was the fool-killer most
women would die of old age.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE
STARCH , the only 16 oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
Money to the wise and good is the
best of all servants.
BEYOND THE HEAT BELT.
Mountain Breezes and Mountain Sports
Available for Those Who Would
Escape tbe Sizzling Heat.
Out beyond the plains of Kansas ,
where the snow capped peaks raise
their heads , in Colorado , is the Mecca
for sweltering residents of the Hot
Belt There has not been such a sea
son of torridity for more than a third
of a century , and it is beginning to
tell upon the powers of the people.
Their minds are less active , and their
bodies are tired , and their systems de
bilitated. The best remedy is close ac
quaintance with nature , fair , and
robed in cool greens , and swept by in
vigorating breezes and fortunately
the opportunities are at hand and may
be taken advantage of by everybody.
The Missouri Pacific Railway with its
system resembling a net work of lines
in the great southwest , runs fine trains
of palatial cars by a direct and agree
able route to Pueblo , and there con
nections are made with America's
most popular scenic route , the Denver
and Rio Grande Railway , in whose
cars the pullic are carried into the
very heart of the great mountain
range , through canyons of dizzy depth
and along the busy sparkling waters
which came from Snowland and
brought its coolness with them. There
are very many delightful places in the
Rockies and plenty of sport for "the
hunter and fisher. He displays excel
lent judgment who steals some time
from his business and uses it in the
pursuit of a favorite sport and for the
benefit of his health. The Rio Grande
Western is a natural connection of
these two systems already mentioned ,
carrying their passengers still further
toward the western outposts , into still
rrore remote sporting country , and
where forest and canyon wear their
natural beauty the longer , and so , to
the Desert City by the Great Salt Lake.
There is no more delightful short tour
and it can be accomplished with com
paratively small expense. Sizzling
over a desk in the heat of summer is
unprofitable and unremunerative self
sacrifice and should not be endured
when coolness and health are so near
at hand. These railway systems make
travel a pleasure , and nature , ever
kind , is the great restorer. If you
have not yet decided to take a summer
trip , decide now to do so , and get out
of the heat into the coolness of Colo
rado and Utah.
I'i The New York Times tells a story
i about a distinguished gentleman of
that city who came home from a pub
lic dinner the other night and woke
up his wife by exclaiming : "Got boo'-
ful bouquet for you , darling ; right off
the gov'nor's table boo'ful , boo'ful
flowers. " "Well , put them in some
water on the table and get to bed ,
dear , " said his sleepy wife. Next
morning , when his wife examined her.
husbands "boo'ful" floral offering she
was shocked by the discovery that it
was a big bunch of artificial flowers ,
and they looked very much if they had
been rudely snatched from some girl'g
Wedding Garment for Hire.
There are three or four shops in
Philadelphia where costumes for wed
dings and funerals , may be hired at a
reasonable rate. The renting of mas
querade costumes and of men's even
ing clothes is a business as old almost
as pawn brokering , but this renting
of wedding and funeral clothes is said
to be something new.
As long : ago the force of Asia's hate
Was turned on Greece because ahe dared
So Europe , following the self-same fate.
Shall hurl her combined armies , soon or
My country , upon thee.
The world moves on in cycles. History ,
Advancing by some hidden law sublime ,
Is re-enacted , as the ages nee ;
For that which once has been again shall
Though changed to fit the time.
The monarchies behold with startled eyes
Thy growing shadow , casting in eclipse
Their trade and prestige ; fear and envy
And he who asks , hears ominous replies
Fall from the Future's lips.
For Europe , haughty in ancestral pride ,
"With all her mighty armaments of war ,
Till they are used will not be satisfied ;
To crush a rival , an ner states allied
Will . .gather on tby shore.
She will not brook an equal ; will not see
The marts of commerce pass from her
She hates thy newness , hates thy liberty ;
But most she hates thy threatened mas
Thy fleetness to the goal.
Already growl the war-dogs in their lairs ;
Already come the mutterings of storm :
The next decade in silence she prepares ;
Then , as the trumpet call for action
Her columns swiftly form.
Her hosts unnumbered swarm upon thy
Her navies sprinkle the surrounding
This is the culmination of all war.
The Armageddon prophesied of yore ,
Preceding lasting peace.
And long the contest wages to and fro.
And long the clouds hang heavy over
My native land ; yet , in the ending , know
Thou shalt prevail and over thee shall
The sun of victory.
Then , as a tempest on a summer day
Leaves all things purer from its passing
So shall thy stains , corruption and de
Thy filth of greed and guilt be washed
In that baptism of blood.
Then stronger , better , truer than of yore.
The flag of freedom over thee unfurled.
Thou shalt , the people's champion once
March onward through the Future's open
The leader of the world.
Forcing a Decision.
BY JAMES NOEL JOHNSON.
Author "A Romulus of Kentucky , " Etc.
( Copyright , 1901 , by Daily Story Pub. Co. )
"Come to think of it , " said George
Peterson to Will Garrison , as the two
stood chatting on the highway , "I
heard that you said that one of us was
a-goin' to'git a bullet-hole in him
afore long ? "
"Well , now , " returned Will thought
fully , screwing his left eye and digging
at his scalp , "hit comes to me thet I
hed jest about sich talk. "
"You think we ought to shoot over
Tillie Adams , eh ? "
"I don't see thet we cud shoot over
ennything more important ; do you ? I
shot ole Jim Stacy over a hog last
summer , an' by gum , in my estima
tion , Tillie Adams is wuth a whole
drove o' hogs. "
"That is all true , " admitted George ;
"hogs ain't to be mentioned in the
same breath with Tillie no man gits
ahead o' me in appreciating her worth
but the question is one o' policy an'
good jegment ort we to kill each oth
er over her ? "
"Now , that is a matter to seriously
chaw on , I admit. That we both love
the gal more nor an ox team cud pull
ef they had a down bill shoot on it , is
certain. That both wud fling our
lives , as worthless rags , at her feet ,
is ekally shore ; but as to whether we'd
be doin' the proper thing to do it is
a matter to chaw on. But the matter
must be settled some way. I believe
the one she loves best orter have her ,
but she won't say. I believe I'm the
"An' I feel shore I'm the one. "
"An' this shoreness o' both , ye see ,
is what I've thought would bring
L -It f T
trouble. So I figger it this way : If
both live , an' one gits her , tother WHd
ruther be dead. With one dead , he's
at everlasting peace , an' the other is
happy with Tillie. Now , what do you
say ? "
"I'm a chawin' on the thing. "
"Have you got yor pop with you ? "
"No , but I see you're got two. "
"Yas , an' here is a good place. A
nice , thick shade yander under that
beech to die comfortable under , . an'
tCJ-morry is Sunday , an' the new
preacher is to preach at High Point ,
an' the feller that gits his light put out
will have a glorious big funeral ! "
"I kin jist see Tillie , her bootiful
face , like er dew-wet rose , hanging
over me right now" *
"Hush ! Go ter drawln' a picter like
that , an' I'll commit suicide to git to
be the one to git hung over. "
The two men laughed merrily , while
at the same time they were unjointing
the "pops , " casting out old hulls and
putting new cartridges into the cyl
"How far off had we better get ? "
"Oh we-e-ll well hundred
, - - , say one
yards and step forward ten steps at
each fire. "
"That's good say , who's them com-
in' in that buggy ? "
"Burned ef I don't believe it's Bill
Tom Branner an' Tillie. "
"That's jest who they is , by gum ! "
An old topless buggy , drawn by a
thin , bay horse rattled up. The occu
pants , coming opposite , inclined their
heads gently , smiled pleasantly and
passed on , a foam of dust rising in
"She smiled at me , George. "
"She smiled at me , Bill. "
"Say , Bill , " laughed George. "Would-
n't it be a good 'un on us if Tillie lov d
that dog dratted rascal with her bet
ter than she do either of us ? "
"Huh ! An' him with nuthin' but an'
"Boys , don't shoot , for God's sake ! "
edication , an' not a boss to his name !
That's 'bout as redickilus as one o !
us bein' loved by a president's darter. "
"Oh , I wuz jest funning , of co'se , but ,
come to think , I've hearn o' things
jest as onreasonable. Ye see , Tillie
has been down to the Bluegrass goin *
to school for a year or so , an' thar's
no tellin' what sich fool doin's as that
will lead a gal to. They are curious
critters at the best gals is. Why , I
hearn of a gal once that refused to
marry Jesse Underwood , the best pistol
shot our Kaintuck hills ever had. Well ,
suh , she kep on an * on actin' the fool
till she finally married some poor
lawyer thet never amounted to nuthin'
ceptin' sumthin' like circuit judge , or
some foolishness like that. Tell ye ,
gals is curios. "
"Yas , that's so ; but we ain't no more
time for foolin' . Let's step off. '
The men stepped out , took places
and confronted each other. They were
to count three in concert , then fire.
"One , two , three ! "
"Spang ! "
A ball passed through a lack of hair
above Bill's left ear. He hadn't fired ,
anfl for good reason. When he went
to cock his revolver the main spring
had broken. He had pointed the
weapon nevertheless , taking the risk
of being killed rather than to explain
an accident that George might regard
a purposed act to avoid the duel. "
"We'll have to adjourn this case , "
sighed George , "until you kin git yer
own pop. "
"Say , George , " returned Bill , hand
ing George the crippled weapon. "I've
jest thought we kin settle this matter
more satisfactory. Tillie , as well as
she appears to love both , mout refuse
ter marry the one that kills tother
about her. Then we'd be in a nice
.shape ne dead and tother wusser.
Less fine out which one she really
loves best ; then let that lucky one give
tother all his property to console him
a little , and take her. "
"That'll be satisfactory to me if we
kin git a bill o' discovery , as the law
yers say , that will wuk. "
"Well , I think I've got it. Termorry
at church me an' you will let on like
we git in a fuss , an' pull our pops.
Everybody will be excited ; the wim-
men will yell , an' pirty Tillie will come
screamin' out to the one she loves
best , an' beg him for her sake'to put
up his pop. "
"The very thing ! " exclaimed George
lapping a cloud of dust from his right
* * * *
A great congregation had gathered
for Rev. Ball , the celebrated 'revival
ist of Knott county , was to preach , and
the report had drawn people as a suck-
hole draws chips from a broad terri
The house being filled , the grounds
overflowed. Men and boys covered
the turf in front and at the sides , as
thickly as bees cling at the side of a
gum on a hot morn of July all ears
eagerly poised. Nothing save the elec
tric voice of the speaker , fell upon the
When the preacher began to pitch
his tone to the scale of concluding ex
hortation , Bill and George , as per pre
vious arrangement , came into the
crowd from opposite directions. They
were radiant in their new clothes , and
their new boots announced their
entrance through proud meas
ured squeaks. Being the richest
young men of the section ,
their appearance made heads of
reverence silently incline and a whis
per of admiration ripple through the
Quietly the young gallants worked
toward each other , and , before the si
lent company knew they had met , or
knew they had occasion for quarrel , a
rapid fire of denunciation began be
"You did f.tep on my foot ! " vo
"You ar a liar" shouted Bill.
"Boys , don't shoot , for Lord's safee ! "
shouted a score in concert.
The hitherto passive throng , was
now in rolling , surging motion. The
timid fell to the rear , and the bold
toiled madly toward the danger-swirl.
The windows of the house became
mouths for rapidly expelling wads of
color. The doorway was a choked
channel for the emission of a feminine
flood. Wild shrieks went up , and
benches tumbled down. Dogs yelped ,
and white-faced , wild-eyed women
cried : "Oh , where's my baby ? " or "Sal-
"lie" or "Tommie , " where are you ? "
A rolling commotion of voices on the
outside finally killed all distinct ex
Bill's white-faced sister got to him ,
and seized him by the arm , but a big ,
firm hand pushed her back. The con
stable wedged his way to George , but
he fell back limply against propping
men , his face gushing blood. The
justice of the peace , who commanded
pe'ace , found the peace of Bill's paral
yzing fist. All was in swirling , roar
ing confusion when the thunderous
voice of the preacher broke above the
crowd with the aweing power :
"Bf yeain't got no respect for me ,
an' the day , an' the Lord , respect yer
neighbors who now leave single life
for the holy ways of matermony.
now peform a sarimony. Be ye silent
in the face of this awful , sacred in-
ordinance uv heaven's disposition.
Jine ban's Thomas Bentbn Brammer
and Matilda Jane Susan Ann Adams ! "
Silence fell , and "so did the spirits
of Bill Garrison and George Peterson.
They looked up at each other and
though agony loaded their slow-chug
ging hearts , they smiled through sick ,
feeble lips as thought answered
thought : "What fools us fellers be ! "
DIscpvory of Great Temple Library of
City of Nippur.
Prof. Hilprecht of the University of
Pennsylvania , the Babylonian explor
er , has discovered the Great Temple
library of the ancient city of Nippur ,
which was destroyed by the Elumnites
in the year 228 B. C. For eleven years
the professor has been exploring the
mounds of ancient Nippur , the city
that antedated Babylon by centuries as
the capital of Babylonia. Within the
past year ho has found among those
prehistoric ruins the library of the
Temple of Nippur. This is the first
Babylonian temple library that has
ever been discovered , and it contains
the oldest and most important records
of the earliest civilization of which
even an echo has come down to our
own age. Already 18,000 volumes
have been taken from the ruins , and it
is expected that many more thousands
will be recovered. Inscribed on clay
tablets in the cuneiform characters
which the explorations of Nineveh and
Egypt have made familiar to archaeo
logical students , these literary works
of men who lived 5,000 years before
the Christian era began include dic
tionaries , architectural plans , histori
cal and chronological data , legal and
commercial as well as religious liter
ature , that bear witness to the "form
and pressure of time" in which Abra
ham lived. They also show , says Prof.
Hilprecht , that ages before the reputed
appearance of Adam man was not only
existing but that developed a high
state of civilization , comparable in all
its essential points with that which we
America's First Protestant Church.
The first Protestant church in Am
erica was made of the sails of Capt.
John Smith's ship hung between the
trees at Jamestown , Va. The pulpit
was a stump and the congregation sat
upon unhewn logs during the service
until 1611 , when a log cabin was erect
ed under the direction of the governor ,
Sir Thomas Dale. In 1638 a brick struc
ture fifty-six by twenty-eight feet in
dimensions , with a tower through
which it was entered , eighteen feet
square , was built with the most sub
stantial material , as its endurance tes
tifies. It was partially destroyed by
fire in 1676 , but was restored and occu
pied until 1723 , when the capital was
removed to Williamsburg. Chicago
Church Yards In Bad Condition.
Many of the church yards in the
Highlands are reported to be in a
shocking condition. There has been
a scandal in North Harris , where the
sanitary authorities have had to step
in and prevent the people from bury
ing any more bodies in a small piece
of ground , while the churchyard at
Moraig , another small Highland place ,
is so full that it is described as sim
ply mounds of human beings. The
Highlanders have a great liking for
laying their lost ones with those who
nave gone before and this accounts
greatly for the over-crowding. This , of
course , applies only to the old paro
chial cemeteries , as the newer ones are
under government control , which stops
or is supposed to stop anything like
King's Ten Mace * .
The King of England has ten maces ,
which are kept in the Tower of Lon
don. They are all of different degrees
and all will be used at the coronation.
The lords have their own mace and will
not allow the house of commons' mace
to enter their house. It accompanies
the commons to the door of their lord
ships' house , but it is always left out
By the will of the Baroness Na-
: haniel Rothschild the Paris Conserva
toire has just come into possession of
a valuable collection of MSS. of the
works of Chojin ) and Auber.
Of the inhabitants of Buda-Pesth
23.6 per cent (166,198) ) are Israelites.
3f ra. Wlnsiow'B aoothJnjr Syrup.
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The eye is blind if the mind is ab
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STARCH , the only 16 oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-ccnt starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
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Don't forget soap to wash tho
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Quality and quantity
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