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The Daily Democrat
W. U, STEPHENS & SON
THE RAT8 SHOULD QO.
A slnglo rat that li "suspicious look
ing" among many examined far signs
of plnguo li nothing alarming. It ap
pcnrs, howovcr, sufllclent reason for
taking precautions ngalnst Imparted
rats. The bubonlo plnguo tins appear
ed at noveral points In tlio tropics and
vessels which camo hero from those
points mar bring Infected rats.
Wher the dtseaso Is known such ves
sels will be quarantined and presum
ably tlio rats will be klllnd, says the
rhlladolphla I'rcss. Nevertheless, the
danger of plngun gaining a foothold
will always exist so long as thero are
cases of plnguo In countries with
which we liavo commercial relations
and ruts find tolerance within tho city
limits. Now Orleans has discovered
a plnguo-lnfected rat and wo presume
It will take precautions suggostod by
that fact It suppressed yellow fever
by exterminating tho yollow fever
mosquito and wo have no doubt It will
rid Itsolf of rats If convinced that It
Is tho only way to bar tho bubonic
plague from that vary susceptlblo city.
San Francisco warred upon Its rats
with thoroughness and nuccoss and
practically suppressed tho plnguo
which Is always threatening It through
Its trado with Asia. Wo do not bud
poso tho plaguo would appear bore In
any caso In Its sovoro form, but never
theless wo fihould tako no chances.
The rats should go.
Every studont of economic condi
tions In tho United Stntos knows that
more farmem aro ncodod to mnko ag
rlculturo kocp pace with other Indus
tries. Tho projoct to divert to tho
farms Immlgrnntfl coming to Chlcngo,
by establishing on tho lako front near
Twenty-second stroot an agricultural
and Industrial exposition building with
apodal fentures for tho Instruction of
tho nowcomorB In tho possibilities of
country life, Is ono that should Inter
est tho publlo grontly. Too many of
our Immigrants, oven those brod In tho
country and cnpablo of becoming Im
mediately useful on fnrniB, settlo In
our largo cities. Tho country districts
need thorn, tho cities do not, Bays tho
Chlcngo Ilocord-Hcrnld. In tho cltlos
thoro aro now fow chancos for them
compared with thoso that oxlstod a
fow years ngo. Tho nowcomcrs can
bettor tlioinsolvoa and tho nation by
becoming producers Instoad of consiun,
rs of fnrn prcHluoto. Immigrants who
aro soun J physically, montnlly and mor
ally, will bo valunblo to the United
States for a long time to come, If tboy
can bo turned to supplying tho real
needs of tho country. Thn problem of
thus placing workers whoto they aro
needed Is rightly receiving much at
tention. A Chlcngo Judge who Is entitled to
.tank with Solomon has docldod that
(the Idea about beauty unadornod Is out
of dato, and that a man who marries
a boautlful woman Is obliged to supply
Its adornments to tho bost of his abil
ity. This doclslon ought to add to tho
markot valuo of tho plain girl as a
more economical matrimonial invest
ment Again It la announced thnt tho days
of tho bobblo skirt aro numbored.
Tho announcement Is mado so ofton,
and tho hobblo skirt is so appnrontly
unconcernod, that tho public, who hall
any hint of tho abolition of this nbom
Inatlon, nre boglnnlng to fool a trills
Elghty-ono women In Seattle wnnt to
be pollcowomen, for thnt number took
the examination which Is to add four
of the fnlrer sex to tho local forco.
This numbor may bo oxplalned by tho
answer of ono as to her occupation:
"To support myself and my husband."
This 1b a cynical, mercenary ago.
Tho snmo nnwn Item that told us how
a young man proposed to his sweet
heart In Dotrolt by telephoning from
Chicago added that It cost $4.85, Just
as it tho expenditure might not havo
Whoro tho hydronoroplnno has nn
advnntago ovor tho plain ooroplano
Is thnt it may hit tho water Instead
of hard ground whon It comes down
too soon. On tho othor tmnd. It has to
carry its namo.
"Convention of women in Doston
adjourned becnuso 'It was too hot to
talk.'" ThU Is tho first notification
that noston has broken the world's
Prof. 8mlth of tho Unlvorslty of
Minneapolis says thoro ought to be a
law to provont feeble-minded women
from marrying. Why women? Will
the feeble-minded mon be retained to
pass on tho question whether tho fom
lnlno aspirants aro feeble-minded or
Pennsylvania man locked up his
daughter and prevented her wedding.
Love docs not always laugh at locksmiths.
International Apollo Who
LOS ANOKLR8. Cal. The champion
'best man" In all Los Angelo
wns dlBcoered tho other night. He Is
Q. G. Ilarootunlan, who IIvcb at No.
1 1 -17 Uewoy avenue.
To his crodlt ho has eleven ninr
rlagPB. All thesa ho personally ar
tanged ns mntehmaker, and at all
of them ho nctod ub best man. What
la inoro, all tho mnrrlngo havo ro
Bultvd happily. Mid nn oven dozon
healthy nnd hourly youngstorfl hnvo
been mldod to tho population of lxs
Angoles nn u rosult.
Tho latent consummation of tho
matchmaking proollvltloB of Ila
rootunlan occurrod when Miss Donslu
King, a charming English girl, nnd M.
CI. Hooblan, u thrifty young Armenian,
wore married by Hov. P. J. McDonald,
pastor of tho Ilofortncd Church. Of
course, Ilarootunlan wan bpBt man.
Tho activity of Ilarootunlan as an
ally of Cupid had Its nrlglu In a
doslro of the thrifty young Amonl
nnn of Los Angeles to tako unto
thomsolvcB KngllBh girls or glrla of
-JcLsx S $9, A-av
y-y-ij-ir,U,,u-rii-uVw""rr"iir,,r" M " MJHHHtJfc
"Odiva, the Diver's" Bathing Suits Are Burned
BUOOKLYN, N. Y. Six charred gar
ments, onco tho dainty bathing
tultn of MIsh Alma Beaumont, who Is
known to fame ns "Odlvn. tho diver."
ivero offered ns ovldonoo against Mrs.
Emma Adums, wlfo of Charles P. Ad
ams, Odlvn's mannger, who waB
ohargod with malicious mischief be
fore Maglstrato McCJulro tho othor
Mrs. Adams, who snt erectly in
court and manifested supromo disdain,
mcroly sniffed when tho llamo-scnrred
garmontB woro displayed to tho court.
Mrs. Adams apparently was very woll
pleased ovor tho fact that Odlvn. nov
er again would don thoso suits to emu
late tho mormald.
Tho tlrst wltnosH ngalnst Mrs. Ad
nniB was bar husband, tho Impresario
of tho swimming tank. .Mr. Adams
told a sorrowful Btory. Ho had brought
Odlvn In from a tour, during which
she hnd dollghtud thousands with hor
amphibious performances. Eight bath
ing BuitB, that cost In tho aggrcgato
(170, needed laundorlng. Would Mrs
Adnms pleano laundor thorn? Not on
your llfo, alio would not!
"Well," quoth Mr. Adams, "thon I
myself will launder them."
Brand New Baby Is Hunted Down as a Burglar
CHICAGO. Tho stork mndo so much
nolso breaking Into the renr door
of Ijiwronco McCarthy's Iioubo, at
17G9 West Twenty third street, enrly
tho othor morning, thnt neighbors
thought thnt It couldn't bo anything
less than a burglar porhupa a dozon
A frightened woman who saw lights
suddonly turnod up In tho house and
snw sovoral persons moving about
within telephoned to tho pollco and
asked thnt policemen bo hurried to
tho placo to capture tho supposed
l'ollceman Joseph Hoffman hurried
to tho houso, drew his trusty rovolvcr
and tappod lightly on tho front door.
McCarthy answorod tho knock.
"Merry Widows" Were
DETROIT, MICH. Untutored womon
who have not learned thnt ono of
tho rules of baseball excludes outsid
ers from tho diamond during n game,
nre lenrnlng bottor theso days whon
thoy undertake to tnko the short cut
across tho city hall lawn. '
Exciting contests nro stagod every
aftornon on tho broad walk which
runs from Fort to Grlswold streets
past tho city hall stops. Tho. teams
aro mndo up of "nowsles," who while
nway tho tlmo whon waiting for edi
tions. Tho space Is somewhat Umltod
for a llfo-Blzo game, nnd ground rulos
require n "dead" ball, Improvised from
a tobacco pouch stuffed with papor,
Ilaro palms sorvo for bats, nnd tho
hits aro usually such as tho pitcher
can Hold. To tag a basc-runnor nil ho
has to do Is to throw tho "pill" nnd
hit any part of tho runnor's person.
All would bo well If outsiders did
not trospass on tho diamond. Ono
day Inst wook tho gamo wns nearly
disrupted by n woman with n hat that
survived tho "Merry Widow" epoch
Sho camo up behind tho pitcher un
seen by htm. Ho sent ono singing
ovor the middle of tho plate and it
l ' I
Is Strong on the Job
othor Saxon nations as wlvos.
It began when Harootunlnn, him
self, foil n victim to tho bright oyos
of at' English lass. Tliat was nboud
live yenrB ngo. Tho marriage of thti
Harootunlnns was bo blissful and re
united In so much happlnens that
ho decided that tho marriage of the
200 young Armenians of good bIrihI
lug and sufllclent worldly goods In
thin city would Bolvr tho problem
of taking cars of then fiery young
Ills first victim", whs a frlond. O.
Mourndlan. He mot the latter In th
park ono day and told him of l.ls
happy homo, nnd then took him
thero to illimar. He know of a
chnrmlng young Kngllsh girl who
was of marriageable ngo and was de
Hlrublo. He brought tho two together
nt tho Reformed Church, nnd within
two weeks n marriage rofitiltod. Cor
tnlnly Ilarootunlan was host man.
Thon In rapid succosBlon followod
S. Mnrsho. n mUBlclan, who was In
troduced to a young Saxon girl and
gnvo her no poaco until sho waB
Mrs. Mnrsho; Jacob HnlrnJInn.
Oeorgo (Jasvlnnlo, Sumuel Bnhl.
Itobort TootJIan, M. Gnro, It. DluJIan,
IJ. Safndy and lastly M. O Iloohlan.
"There nre K20 Armenians In Los
Angeles," Bald Ilarootunlan, "and nil
of thoni nro thrifty. Of this number
pcrhnps 200 nro young mon of mnr
rlngonblo ngo. Thoro aro hut two
Armenian girls In 1-os Angeles."
And ho did. hanging them out to dry
on a clothes lino In tho back yard of
tho AdamB' homo, nt Bergen Beach.
After ho had llnlshcd tho washing nnd
hung tho wash out, Mr. Adams camo
Into the city nnd did not return until
tho noxt day, which was Aug. 14. Doso
latlon nwaltod him. Tho bathing suits
lay in a. charred mass boforo tho por
tico of his homo.
"What Is thls7" ho demanded.
"Tut, tut!" replied Mrs. Adams.
"Thoy nro burned. Can't you boo?"
Mr. Adams roported tho cataBtropho
to Odlvn, who procured n warrant
ngalnst Mrs. Adams.
Magistrate McGulro released Mrs
Adnma on tho ground thnt thero was
no evldonco to show sho had started
"Ib ho thero?" whispered tho police
man to tho happy father.
"Suro, and a big fellow, too," was
tho whispered reply.
"Where 1b ho?"
"He's In tho bnck bedroom. Want
to go back?" asked McCarthy. I
"Certainly, I'll go back. Just let
mo get ono look nt him."
"Tho nurso Is In thoro, too," said
tic fathor, eyeing tho pollccmnn.
"What! Why, Bho may bo killed by
"No, ho l3n't so savago an that, aV
tnongh ho Is n strapping big follow,"
Tho door was pushed gently open
nnd the policeman, still clutching his
revolver, leaped In. Ho looked nt the
bnby, soundly Bleeping In tho arms ol
n smiling nurse, and then turned to
"I thought all tho time It was a
burglar. Isn't it?"
"Of courso not. Ho's going to be ,
a policeman, not a burglar," said Mo- I
Then Hoffman returnoj to the police
station and nnnounced that It was too
early to arrest tho person who hud
brokon Into tho McCarthy home.
Barred in This Ball Game
wns mot on tho noso of tho bnt or
list and camo back spinning directly
on tho mlddlo of the big headploco,
whoro It lodged. i
Ground rulo3 fnlled to provide any
bnso limit whero tho ball fell on n
"Morry Widow" hat, and tho batsman
wna burning up tho bnso linos with
good chanco of a homo run. It was
nn emergency, and tho pltchor-floldor
proved a Ty Cobb.
With ono hand on tho woman's
shoulder, ho mndo a Jump for the now
millinery ornamont. Tho woman did
not understand, nnd turned to protest
and ao sho did so tho ball fell Into tho
pitcher's hand, Just In tlmo to "pnato"
the baso runnnr botween third and
By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
Copyright, by the Pi-cm I'ublUhlng Oo. (The New York World).
Eric the Red, the Scoundrel
of hair and
t o in p o r;
a inurdor that led
indirectly to Amor
Hero Is tho story:
Krlc tho Hcd
was n Viking; ERIC THE RED
chtof of a hand of sea robbers and all
around, ruftlnns, whom ho hold In
chock by n brutality ovon greater than
tbolr own. Ho wbb born In Norway
about 9B0 A. D., and wu tho son of a
Jarl, or Karl. In tlio lnt rvnls bctweon
his voyagoB of. piracy ho ruled a
group of barren farms and fed nt his
table a throng of hard drinking, loud
volcod VlklngH who had sworn nl
loglnnce to him.
Laws were fow In thnt land, nnd ago
of violence. Human llfo was cheap.
,Yot Krlc committed n murder bo re
volting as to shock ovon tho hnrdenoil
Norsemen. To savo his own llfo ho
waB forced to fleo from the country.
With his followers ho sailed to Ice
land. Thero ho established a now
homo. Hut his Btny was brief, ills
bloodthirsty yearnlngB would not con
form to any law, and in US I he fled
onco more for his life, after n second
HomoleBS, an outlaw, n price on his
bond, KIc tho Rod sought for head-
quartors far enough from clvlllzutlon
to mnko n suto abiding plnco for him.
Ho Hnd hlB mon scoured tho northern
tens In tbolr serpont-prowed galleys,
until at last, after doubling Capo Faro-
,woll, thoy camo upon n vast tract of
ground covered with high green grass,
on which thousands of reindeer were
foedlng. Hero Krlc lnnded and found-
, ed n city. Ho namod tho country
"Greenland." Humors of Its wherc-
nboUtB hnd como to him from another
Nor wns Greenland tho only strango
eountry of which wandorlng Vikings
had told Eric. Theso sea robbers
in their rostlesB Journoys In senrch of
plunder woro often swopt out of all
known routes by storms. Moro than
ono survivor of such voyages bnd
spoken of having sighted a great land
Jonathan Wild, Founder of the "Thief Trust"
J ON A THAN
WI L D wns
a thief who
nover stole, a
business tnnn with
no legitimate busi
ness, a scoundrel
,wbo helped tho
law, and n man of
tho law who help
ed scoundrels. Ho
was founder of ono
of the nucoroBt monopoly
a "Thief Trust."
Wild wns born In 1682. Ho wns a Bir
mingham bucklo-maker by trado and
camo to London ns a young man to Im
provo his fortune. A life of dissipa
tion quickly lnnded him In prison for
debt. Thoro ho stayed four years, bo
coming acquainted with almost every
thief In London and gaining a strong
lnlluenco ovor most of them. By tho
tlmo ho had scraped together enough
inonoy to buy hlB freedom ho
had already outlined his fu
ture career. He saw that crooks
never really succeed In llfo. So ho
decided to stay "technically" honest,
and to profit by others' crimes. Rent
ing n low waterside tavern, ho made
friends with more outcasts and at last
had a large enough following to tako
up tho profession ho hnd planned.
Calling to him a number of 'notori
ous thieves, Wild mado them a lit
tle speech. He explained that the
now laws had mado life hard for rob
bers. Theft was not only n "hanging of
ten so," but the receivers of stolen
goodB were bo closoly watched that
thoy dared not do business. So he
Buggosted an improvement on tho old
methods. Any ono committing a theft
was to como at onco to Wild and tell
all nbout it. Wild In turn was to got
to tho person robbed, nnd, on tho tat
ter's promise to ask no questions, was
to offer to return tho stolen articles
In payment of a substantial reward.
This roward ho would glvo to tho thief
In exchange for the plunder, keeping
one-third of the money as his own com
mission. It was a slmplo arrangement. Tho
victim would get back his property
by paying n certain sum; tho tblevca
would mako more money than by deal
lug with regular "receivers" or
"fences." Wild, with no danger to
himself, would reap a tidy commission
on every robbery.
From tho first his business prosper
ed. He himself stole nothing, nor did
ho In any way come within roach of
tho law. A house, for instance, would
bo robbed of 2,000 worth of valuables.
Wild would go to tho owner and toll
him that for $000 he would find tho
lost goods. The money was paid and
the goodB wero returned. Wild clear
ing 200 on tlio deal. Tho work was
profitable to him and to the thieves
alike. By tho world at largo ho was
regarded as a shrewd detective, who
Who May Have Caused
far to tho wostwnrd.
Uric was uncertain how long Green
land might provo n safo asylum for
him. and ho was ever eager to hnd
now hnunts for loot nnd pillage. So
ho decided to cxploro this strango
westward country and ostabllsh a col
ony thoro. In the year 1000 A. D., or
thereabouts, ho bade his boh Lief to
Join In tho expedition.
Lief wnB wollnlgh as llery and brutal
as bis father, but ho had many flnor
qualltlos as well. Ho was high In the
sorvlco of King Olaf of Norway and
wbb known as "The King's Guards
man." His constant good fortuno nad
also won for him the nickname of
"Llof tho Lucky." Llko tho rest of
King Olaf'B court, ho hnd" embraced
Christianity, forswearing tho hoathon
Norso gods and forcing his followers
to do tho sumo. Eric was furious at
his son's conversion. A flcrco qunr
rol aroso botween tho two, but tholr
differences wero at last patched up
nnd they made ready for tholr Joint
voyago of discovery.
As tho Vikings haatoncd down to tho
wnltlng ships Eric rodo at their head.
His horso, according to tho story,
stumbled and throw him Just ns they
reached tho wator's edge. To Eric's
superstitious mind this seemed an
omen of dlsnster. Ho refused to go
on tho oxpedltlon nnd sent Llof nn Its
commander. This filled tho Vlklnga
with Joy, for they hated Eric and loved
his gallant son.
After a long sail westward Ltof
camo to a gloomy, cloud-wrapped coun
try (probably Newfoundland) and
Balled southward, looking for Iobb for
bidding shores. Ho found them. Ho
is supposed to havo landed Bomowhore
along tho southeastern New England
coaBt. Tho placo scorned a paradise
to thoso mon from tho bloak north.
Tho soil wns rich and verdant. Wild
grapes grow everywhere. Llof, bo
c.iubo of tho multltudo of grapes, call
ed tho country "Vlnland," or "Wlno
land." Hero ho Is supposed to hnvo found
ed a colony beforo carrying back to
Greenland tho iiowb of his wonderful
dlscovory. Other Norso colonics are
believed to havo followod him to New
England, but their fato and their very
cxlstonco Is shrouded in doubt.
was singularly fortunate In tracing
lost ptoporty. Moat peoplo wero glad
onough to got bark their belongings
without Insisting on tho thiol's ar
rest Wild grew rich, bought a big
house and was highly respected. Ho
oven added smuggling asa"Bldf lino"
to his business.
Ho mnnaged t6 et thieves wholly In
his power by hunting up evidence
which (should ho place It In the bands
of tho law) would hang them. By hold
ing this thrent over their heads, Wild
made the groat army of crooks glvo
him slavish obedtenco and deal exclu
sively with him. It was a regular
"Trust." Onco In awhilo somo stub
born roguo would disobey an order
or would refuse to dispose of his booty
through tho trust's agency. Then Wild,
as n rcpntablo citizen, would lay his
ovidenco before tho pollco and would
help personally In the capture. Some
times thesa arrested slaves of his
would turn on him. His body. In fnct,
was covered with wounds, and In ono
tussle hilt skull was fractured. But
theso casos of rebellion wero uncom
Itobbery throve as nover boforo. At
last parliament was forced to pass a
law making It a felony for any ono
to tako money on protenso of restor
ing stolen goods unless ho should also
produco the thief. Wild was rich
enough to have retired, but tho spirit
of graft was too strong for him. Hith
erto he had been on tho right side of
tho law. Now ho found himself on tun
wrong side of It. He continued to
wring thieves' Ill-earned inonoy from
them and to betray such as failed to
follow his orders. At last, In 1725, ho
was arrested, trlod, convicted and sen
tenced to bo hanged.
As tho hangman's cart boro him to
Tyburn (London's place of execution)
the crowd mobbed him, yelling "Ju
das!" nnd8tonIng tho trembling old
rascal, leaving llttlo work for the ex
ocutlonor to do when the cart nt last
Have Faith In the People.
Lot ub believe In tho groat mass of
tho peoplo not because thoy are In
tellectually clever, not because they
aro Independent thinkers, but becauso
In tho long run the safest nnd sanest
safeguards of national character aro
to bo found not In tho mental attitude
of tho few, but In the sound, sane fool
ing laid down In tho fundamental
charncter of tho great mass of the
nation. Prof. Qeorgo E. Vincent.
Almost an Atheist.
Byles Did you ever como across a
more conceited fellow than Bulger?
Thoy sny bo Is an atheist, nnd I be
lieve ho is.
Router I wouldn't llko to go as
far nB that; but I do know that ho
doesn't recognize tho existence of a
A HIDDEN DANGER
It Is a duty of
tho kidneys to rid
the blood of uric
acid, an Irritating
poison that is con
When the kid
neys fall, title acid
wpnlr nvcR. ilronsv
or heart disease.
Pills help the kid
neys light off uric
new strength to
wrnlf IfMnevs and
relief from backache end urinary Ills.
A Utah Cate
Mr. Jnnim Crooki Klril at N 1..
Amrrlcan Turk. Utah. "Kor oer
Un yr I wri arrllctrd wllh kidney com
plaint often the pain In my bark
o irvere lliat I atmoit fell to tha floor
The kidney aecretlona ere unnatural
There, waa lamenna acroii my lolna.
Doan'a Kldny rilla were brought to my
attention anil they cured me'
Cat Doan'a at Any Drug Slora, 50c a Box
FOSTER-M1LDURN CO.. Bufi.ln.New YorU
"What's a 'moral victory,' pa?"
"Any light you win whoro tho loer
i gets nil the money." Judgu.
' As n Himmcr tonic there la no medicine
thnt quite compares with OXIDINIi It not
i onlv builds up the fvstetn. but taken rou
ulnrlv, prevents Malaria. Ilcmilar or Taste
less formula at UnijiRlsts. Adv.
I A Guess.
"Why did Maud want to-go Into tho
1 gnrdon, sis?"
"I Bupposo, dear child, sho thought
1 Sweet William was thoro."
TO DRIVE OIIT MAT.ARIA. (
ANI 1IUII.1 ill Tlllf HVRTEM
Take tho Old standard UKuVUtl TASTKLKS
CHILI, '1X)NU. Yuu know bal loa aro taklnj.
Tho formula Is plainly prlnt-d un oyery bottle,
tiuwlnx It H simply (Julnlno and Iron In n Uitelnx
form, and thn ntott eT'-etcal form. ur gruwa
peoploaod children, 60 cenu. JLdT.
Enough for One Night.
Enthusiast Cut musical recital)
We shall hear more of this young mon.
Sufforer Not tonight, I hopo!
A great majority of summer ills are
due to Malaria in suppressed form. Las- t
slttidc nnd headaches nre but two symp
toms. OXWiXE crmlientes the Malaria
germ nnd tones up the entire system. Adv.
Blngs Funny. Isn't It, how a city's
ntmoaphoro nnd habits lcavo marks
on Its Inhabitants?
Jingo Yes. Of courso you connect
Pittsburg nryl tho smoko?
Blngs Oh, no! A Pltlladolphlnn,
aged eighty, has Just been Jilted by a
splnstor In that city, aged sevonty
. . .: !---
r-orcea to worK. wj
An Edwards county fanner--wua
Bhort a harvest hand. Ho went to
Kinsley, n mllo (May, In his nuto.
Ho k found a man there, dumped him
Into his nuto and took him out tc the
Noxt morning, when the drunknrd
had como out of It, ha asked how far
It was to town. Tho farmer told him
fifteon miles, and promised to tako
him in tho following Saturday If ho
would help harvest that week. Tho
man worked all week without know
ing that ho was only a mllo from
town. Kansas City Journal.
' Big Crop Yarns Are Ripe.
I Secretary Wilson of tho depart
ment of agriculture was talking about
the record crops of 1912.
"Theso wonderful crops," ho said,,
"aro almost enough to mako you be
lieve tho crosB-cut saw story.
I "A farmer, you know, sent his hired
man to a neighbor's with a noto say
ing: "'Friend Smith: Will you plonse
lend mo your cross-cut saw, as I wish
to cut a watermelon up so ns to get
It Into my drny?'
"Tho neighbor wroto back:
"'Frlond Jones: I would bo glad to
lend you my saw, but same has Just
cot stuck In a canteloupo.' " ,
CAREFUL DOCTOR '
Prescribed Chancy of Food Instead of
It takeB considerable courage for a.
doctor to dellboratoly prescribe only
food for a despairing patient, instead
c resorting to tho usual list of medi
cines. There are somo truly scientific phy
sicians among the present generation
who recognize and treat conditions as
they nro and should bo treated, re
gardless of tho valuo to their pockets.
Here's an instance:
"Four years ago I was tnken with
severe gastritis and nothing would
stay on my stomach, so that I was on
tho vorgo of starvation.
"I heard of a doctor who bad a sum
mer cottage ncn' me a specialist
from N. Y. and ns a last hope, sent
"After ho exnmlned mo carefully
lie advised me to try a small quantity
of Grape-Nute at first, then ns my
stomach became stronger to cat more.
"I kept at It and gradually got so I
could eat and digest three teaspoon
fulB. Then I began to have color In
my face, memory becamo clear, whero
beforo everything seemed a blank. My
limbs got stronger and I could walk.
Bo I steadily recovered.
"Now ufter a year on Grnpe-Nuts I
wolgU 1E3 lbs. My peoplo wero sur
prised at tho way I grow fleshy nnd
strong on this food." Namo given by
Postum Co., Bnttlo Creek, Mich. Read
tho llttlo book, "Tho Road to Well
tllle," In pkgs.
"There's a reason."
Kver rend the above letter? A new
nc nppenra from tlmo to tlmo. They
nro Ktuulne, true, and full of buniaa
liiti-reat. Ail v.
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