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TH« ARTI8TIC WALL. One of Soljd Color Will Always Give Beat-Effect. The dearest, daintiest, moat artistic wall Is a solid colored wall. It fur nishes a perfect background for all UndB of pictures, it throws them out In their correct proportions, and does not detract from their artistic value. The solid colored wall is also much better, as a background for furniture, and harmonires much more artistical ly With carpets and rugs than auy other method of wall treatment. The less breaking up of color on a wall the more artistic it is. The most successful form of the solid colored wall is an alabastined wall. There is as much difference be tween tinted walls, as there is be tween shoddy and all-wool gowns. The shoddy gown holds its color for a few days, while the all-wool keeps its color to the very last thread, so also in solid colored walls, there are shoddy walls and permanently colored walls which retain their color down to the very last particle. The ideal wall coating never rubs off, never flakes nor chips off and is always ready for a fresh eovt.' If there is wallpaper on the wall, soak it off with warm water, then go over the plaster after you have removed the paper with warm water to remove every trace of paste. Have the wall thoroughly ciean for a clean wall cannot be built on an un clean foundation. If there are any particles of foreign matter adhering to the wall scrape them off with a putty knife. Then if there are any discolorations on the wall, size it with a material made from cheap varnish, thinned down with benzine and japan added for a drier, then cover your wall with your tinting material. Be sure your man uses a tinting ma terial mixed with cold water. If he comes to you and asks for warm wa ter, you can make up your mind that there Is glue in the material which he proposes to put on your wall, and you cau be certain that you are going to have a shoddy wall, for glue means •hoddy. Glue means that It will hold Its color long enough for the man to collect his bill and not much longer. Insist on your tinting material being mixed with clear, cold water. Be sure that your wall is made from pure ma terials, then you will have a perma nent, .artistic, sanitary, wall. A wall that wlll be "thing of beauty and a Joy forever." Two Eagles at One Shot. Mr. Peleg Pritchard, a farmer who resides on his farm about two iniles -from the city, killed two large eagles at oneshot. The two eagles were in mortal com bat on the ground from which they did not desist at the approach of Mr. Pritchard. lilr, Pritchard drew the talons of each from the body of the other after they were shot dead. They measure Jfrver eight fiet from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other. Th^-were! th.e largest ever killed in this seotion.—-kaleigh News-Observer. CEMETERY FOR 4,000 DOGS. Vt" Marty# Slabs Commemorate Some of the More Notable. Pets. On the occasion of a lawsuit brought by a marble cutter some interesting details have come out in a Paris court concerning the dog cemetery founded on the lie des Bavageurs,* near Paris in 1899. There are already -'(,000 "graves" in the cemetery. 8oin£%»t them, leased for a long term, have cost as much as 2,000 francs. The lowest price paid for any concession is 5 francs and the -expenses of the most discreet burial are 26 francs. Visitors to the cemetery pay 50 centimes as an entrance fee. On one of the tombstones they may read "Homage to a faithful heart" and on another "Here lies Black, killed by a civilized savage." The above victim, explains the keeper, died at the hands of an indignant concierge. Another. mar.bie slab mounted on cement rock contains the following: "Neither name nor date what matters It?" And again: "Benejath these stones reside the material remains of that which during its life was my joy and consolation." FOOLED THE PREACHER. A Doctor's Brother Thought Postum Was Coffee. A wise doctor found out coffee was hurting him, so he quit drinking it. He was so busy with his practice, however, that his wife had to write how he fooled his brother, a clergy* man, one day at dinner. She says: "Doctor found coffee was injuring him and decided to give Postum a trial, and we have used it now for four years, with continued benefit. In fact, he is now free from the long train of ills that follow coffee drink log. "To show how successful we are in making Postum properly I will re late an incident. At a dinner we gave, Doctor suggested wo serve Postum Instead of ordinary coffee. "Doctor's brother, a Clergyman, sup posed it was old fashioned coffee and remarked, AS he called for his sec ond cup: 'If you do preach against coffee, I see you haven't forgotten how to make it.*" This goes to show that Well-made— fully boiled—Postum has much the flavor' and richness, of good coffee al though it has an individuality all its own. A ten days' trial will prove that It has none of the poisonous effect of ordinary coffee, but will correct the troubles caused by coffee. "There's a reason." Name furnished by Postum Co.. Ltd.. Battle Creek, Mich, CHAPTER XVI.—(Continued.) "One moment, Mr. Coroner," he said.. "Mr. Chater here is an old friend of mine—knew him at Oxford. I'm a barrister, and I claim the right to rep resent Mr. Chater at these proceed ings. I should like to point out to you, Mr. Coroner," still with the same en gaging frankness and the same cheery smile, "that my friend is placed in a very awkward position, and has against him, in charge of the case, a very able representative of the law."— a bow here for the gratified Inspector —"from Scotland Yard. I rperely pro pose to watch the case on behalf of my friend, and to put such questions as I may deem necessary, and as you, Mr. Coroner, may see fit, in the exer cise of a wise discretion, to allow." Here the young gentleman bowed all round again, with another cheery smile, and sat down near the coroner, after having made a decidedly good impression. Philip Chater broke the silence which seemed to hang so heavily about him, and addressed the coroner. "I am greatly obliged," he said, "for my friend's kindly offer but I would rather decline it. Whatever case there is against me must go on its merits I desire nothing more." Before the coroner or any one else could speak the young gentleman came darting out of his chair and had Philip by the buttonhole, drawing him' aside a little, and impressing his points upon him hi an eager whisper. "Now, my dear boy," he said, with the same frankness as before, "don't you be foolish. Frankly, I believe you to be Innocent, but these beggars don't and you'll get yourself into a deuce of a hole and give yourself away most gloriously if you try to conduct the case yourself. This chap from Scotland Yard is an ass—but he's vin dictive fhe coroner is in a hurry, and Is dead against you. On the other hand, have the goodness to consider my position. This is my first chance —absolutely my first. I've read up the case day by day, and I know it by heart I may do you a lot of good—and I shall make my own fortune. To-mor row morning, in all the newspapers— Andrew Banks—rising young barrister —badgered .the coroner—turned the witnesses Inside out—played Old Har ry with the police don't you see? Now, all you have to do is to sit quiet and look virtuous I'll lay out Mr. Cor oner for the benefit of the yokels in a brace of shakes." He was gone again, back to his place at the table, before Philip Chater had even time to thank him or to re monstrate further and the real busi ness of the inquest began. In the first place appeared the two country men who had found the body—and who contradicted each other in minor points of detail, and. were hopelessly eonfused by that rising young barris ter, Mr. Andrew Banks—so much so that, at the en4 of five minutes, they were half disposed to believe that the one had committed the murder and the other made an attempt to hide the body and so sat down, greatly con fused. Next came Betty Siggs—making a deeper impression than she would willingly have done against the man who stood watching her. For, after a question or two, old Betty turned sud denly to .that quiet figure, and stretch ed out her hands and appealed to him, in a voice shaken by sobs. "For heaven's sake, let me speak let me tell what I know," she said and, though she spoke in a whisper, the silence about her was so deep and solemn that the lightest breath of that whisper was heard. "For the sake of the old days, let me say what you and I alone know—let me—my dear, my dear!" Unfortunately, It had the very oppo site effect to that which Betty intend ed for there seemed to be at once es tablished between these two some ter rible affinity in the crime which made It more horrible. Nor did the young barrister improve matters for wholly at a loss to understand to what she referred, he began to urge her to tell tall she knew—^even to threaten her with dire penalties in the event of non-compliance. But that only made matters worse she cast one swift look in the direction of Philip, and read in his face that she must be silent turned on the young and ardent man of the law—and de fied him. "Don't you think, young man, as you're e-goln' to open my mouth, be cause you ain't. I loved this po*» voung Vast Lake Drying Up. The other day it was announced that Great Britain, France and Ger many had agreed on their respective shares of Lake Tchad, Central Africa. Before many years the shares of water surface will be shares of swamp land, is the lake is drying up. In fifty rears its area has diminished by 1,000,000 acres, and it is now very rtiaJlow throughout. What's the matter with the ateeple olimber as a high churchman?. THE SECOND DANDY CHATER By Tom Gallon. gal, as though she'd been a child o' my own but I swear to you, before heaven, that the man who stands there knew nothing of It, and is abso lutely innocent. 'Toby—my angel— vote for 'im, if you love me!" Toby answered with a responsive growl, and Mrs. Siggs sat down. Nor would the pleadings of the coroner, the threats of Tokely, or the suavity of the young barrister move her she read in the faCe from which she took her inspiration that she must be silent—and the rack itself would not have moved her. Came the medical man, who gave his evidence grimly enough, in tech nical terms which yet sent a shudder through the listening crowd. He had examined the boddy, and, in answer to a question from the coroner, gave it as his opinion—and with certainty —that the unfortunate girl, at the time of her death, was near the period when she would have given birth to a child struck a more deadly blow at the pris oner by describing, in a callous medi cal phraseology, the wound which had been inflicted, and the lingering death which followed. At the end of that evidence there was not a man or wo man in the place that would not have shrieked "Murder!" at him whatever the verdict of the jury might be. Some little sensation was created by the appearance of Harry Routley, the young servant of Dandy Chater, who, tackled by the Inspector, and keeping his eyes, resolutely turned from the man whose life he was swearing away, gave his evidence in little more than monosyllables but gave it in forcible quality enough, even at that. Some greater sen anti nr., too, was caused by his turning swiftly to the prisoner in the midst of the questions of the in spector, and holding out his hands to Philip in an agony of appeal, and then covering his face with them. "Master Dandy—Master Dandy!" he cried, "I swore to you that I would keep the secret. I have broken my word. Master Dandy, I was mad, beside myself. Master Dandy, forgive me!" It created, if that were possible, a worse impression than ever, in the midst of the murmurs which surged up about them the quiet voice of Philip was heard: "It's all right, Harry you've only done the right thing. The time will come when you will understand better what I mean—when you will have no cause for regret. You need have none now you have been more loyal and true to me than I deserved I say It openly, before all here." Came Inspector Tokely himself, de manding that this man be sent for trial pointing out this man's desper ate attempts to escape his partial success and so introducing the last witness, the Shady 'Un. The Shady 'Un—giving his name, with much humility, as Shadrach Nottidge—threw himself upon the mercy of the gentlemen present. He was but an 'umble workin' man, led astray by the villainies of Mr. Chater. In a moment of remorse he had felt that Mr. Chater muBt be given up he could not have slept in peace, good gentlemen, while Mr. Chater remained jat large. Mr. Chater had told him that he was flying for his life had begged him (the Shady 'Un) to give bim shelter. Declining to allow his white hands to be soiled, even by deputy, with blood, he had taken the earliest opportunity of handing Mr. Chater over to the law and he hoped It would be remembered in his favor. Mr. Andrew Banks—rising young barrister of the cheery smile—tried his hardest—badgered the coroner— twitted Inspector Tokely—was sarcas tic with the Shady 'Un but all to no purpose. The coroner very clearly pointed out to the jury their obvious duty in this matter reminded them that law and justice took no cogniz ance of a man's social position, and generally spun his rope a little strong er. Finally, addressing Philip, begged to know if he cared to make any state ment, administering to him, at the Bame time, the usual caution. "I have nothing to say, except that I am wholly innocent of this murder," said Philip, quietly. The rest was a mere matter of form. The jury, returned a verdict of "Wilful Murder" aifelnst Mr. Qgindy Chater, of Chater Hall, in the County of Essex, and he was duly committed to take his trial at the coming sessions at the county town. Toby Siggs made some faint protest, but was overruled, and the crowd surged out into the spring sunshine, and generally expressed the The Same Thing. 'iJX *'I hear Wardman has a goverri&Snt job." "Yes, he was appointed to a clerk ship in the simplified spelling depart ment." "Come off. The government has no such department." "Sure it has—the dead letter otHce." He Knew Her. '.'Miss Gabber was so cold yesterday she could not speak." "Aw, g'wan!" 1 f, S&x opinion that Dandy Chater was a* good as hanged already. CHAPTER XVII. Clara Finds a Lodging. On the morning following that ver dict of wilful murder some one was astir very early at the Chater Arms some one dressed hurriedly, while the dawn was yet breaking some one crept softly down the stairs, pausing for a moment at one door, and seemed to catch her breath in a sob— and so went cautiously out of the house. It was Clara Siggs. But not the bright-eyed, Impudent little beauty, ready for a dozdn coquetries—willing to exchange smiling glances with any good-looking lad who passed her. Quite another person was the Clara Siggs who went swiftly down the village street this morning, with a resolute purpose in her black eyes so much had one night changed her. She hurried on, for a time, resolute ly enough, until she was almost clear of the village. The houses were closed in one window which she passed a faint light—burning, per haps, in some sick chamber—seemed to bid scant defiance to the coming day, and crave that the night might be longer. But there was no sign of life anywhere else the village might have been a place of the dead for all the life there was about it. At a certain point on the road her steady resolution seemed to falter she hesitated, walked more slowly, and finally stopped altogether as though working out something in her mind, she made little circles in the dust with one foot, while she stood, looking .frowningly at the ground and biting her red lips. At last the difficulty— whatever it was—seemed to have solved itself she turned from the road and struck off by a side path in the direction of the house known as The Cottage. What instinct had guided her there It would be impossible to say, but the object of her search, early as the hour was, was in the garden, sitting on a rustic seat out of view of the windows of the house, and with her face hidden in her hands. Hearing the light sweep of the girl's dresB on the grass she rose hurriedly, and disclosed the figure of Madge Barnshaw. For a moment the two faced each other in silence: the one vexed and ashamed at being discovered in such an attitude, the other with something of defiance about her, mixed with a desperate and growing anxiety. In some indescribable fashion, each seemed to know the subject of the other's thoughts, and to be jealous of those thoughts, each in a different way. But the one woman would have died sooner than acknowledge any emotion or sorrow to the other the other was proud of her emotion—open ly Haunted it, as it were and would have been glad to think that one man's name was branded upon her forehead almost, that all might read her secret. "Is anything the matter?" asked Madge, rising to her feet and confront ing the other. "Dear heaven!" cried Clara, in a sort of harsh whisper. "Can you stand there and look at me and ask that? Can you know that a man is as good as dying—dying by inches with every moment that we live—and ask me that?" "I—I don't understand," said Madge, in a low voice. "More than all, I can not see why you are troubling your self aboutr-r—" Clara Siggs had turned away impa tiently she flung round now and came at the other woman, with her hands held clenched close to her sides, and her teeth close clenched also. "You don't understand! You c/nnot see why I should be troubling about him! I am an innkeeper's daughter—only a common girl, at the least you are a great lady. They say you were to marry him will you cast him away now, when he lies In prison, in shame and misery, and with death drawing nearer every day? Is your love for him so great that it is something to be changed, by what men may say of hlm?"%¥ SomeF'curlous shame—some strange stirring of admiration for this wild, un tutored child—crept'over Madge Earn shaw. She saw, in this girl, something stronger and more purposeful than herself—the wild and desperate cour age which might override all obsta cles, which might snap fingers at •death itself, for the sake of one man's life. She went nearer to the girl and held out her hands to her. "Tell me—help me!" she whispered. "Show me what I should do!" With that direct appeal all poor Clara's heroism went to the winds she could only cover her face with her hfinds and weep, and shake her head and declare how helpless she was. She could have met defiance with defiance —pride with pride but the sudden tenderness of the other woman was too much for her, and she broke down at once whatever barrier she had de termined to build up between them. ITo Be Continued.) Ahead of the Game. Jfi-f "There is a far-away look in your eyes," said the sentimental youth, "that leads me to believe you have loved ana lost." "I may have loved," rejoined the'fair grass widow, "but I didn't lose. The jury awarded me $50,000 alimony.". r— Getting Along. you have in your house?" She (absent mindedly)—Yes I'vo got a clock as a present on every birthday. Feared a Consultation. The latest story about Senator Pet tus of Alabama is of how he was over come with vertigo some time ago while working on a law case in his Alabama office. He recovered in a few minutes and his clerk said he was going to send for a doctor. "All right," said the octogenarian, "but don't get more than one." When the doctor arrived the senator said: "You are the only doctor here are you? You're sure there's only one of you?" "Oh, yes, senator," said the physician, who thought the old gentleman had some confidential communication to make. "I'm mighty glad of It," the senator said, with a sigh of relief. "I'm sure I'll get well if there is only one of you fellows here, but I could not Burvive a consultation." Different Now. Ascum—You used to complain that your wife was constantly asking you for money. Peckham—O, that was when we were first married. All that's changed now. Ascum—Yes? Peckham—Yes now I ask her for it when I can sum up courage. SCIATIC TORTURE18 •W-'g: A Locomotive Engineer Tells How J|jHe Was Cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Pain that seems almost unbearable Is a characteristic of sciatic rheuma tism. In some cases the pain is knife-like, saarp or shooting in oth ers It is dull and aeflbdng. Sciatica Is stubborn in resisting treatment and the patient frequently suffers for years. This was the case with Mr. Herbert E. Spaulding, a locomotive engineer on the Cincinnati, New Or leans & Texas Pacific Railway, whose home is at Longview, Texas. "While running an rffeine some years ago," he says, "llf^ll off and hurt my knee and spine and I have always considered this to be the cause of my illness. The sciatica took hold of me from my heel to the back of my head. The pain was the worst I ever suffered in my life and my leg and baok were twisted out of shape. I was under a physician's care for several months and for six months could not get out of bed. I also went to Hot Springs but came back in a worse condition than when I went. "It was when I was down in bed that I heard of the case of a Mr. Allison, a much older man than my self, who had been cured of sciatica by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I began taking the pills and soon was able to get out of bed. When I had taken six boxes I was able to work about the house and yard. I kept right on with the pills until I was cured and I have never had any return of the trouble. I have been running an engine ever since." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold ,by ill druggists, or sent postpaid, on re ceipt of price, 50 cents per box, six boxes for $2.50, by the Dr. Williams Medicine £o., Schenectady, N. Y. Which? Three men, A, and C, took a cer tain course. Each earnestly desired a large, rich, juicy, soul satisfying grade of A. Mr. A did his work faithfully and well each day throughout the year. Mr. did not work, except before ex aminations, and then tutored. Mr. C. did not work at all, but told the in structor how much he enjoyed the course and how it had increased his insight into human nature. Which of these men pulled the large, rich, juicy, self-satisfying grade of A?—Harvard Lampoon. TACK THIS UP. Simple Advice Which May Prove of Untold Value. At the first sign of Backache or pain In the region of the Kidneys, or weak ness and Urinary trouble, the follow ing simple prescription Bhould Any good prescription pharmacy will supply these three Ingredients at small cost, which can easily be mixed by shaking well in a bottle. This is said to force the Kidneys to filter the sour acids and poisons from the blood, overcoming tbe worst matism. caseB Didn't Work. &£,' "I wonder why it is," remarked one of the two men who had just lunched, turning to speak to the other, "that they always have pretty cashiers at these restaurants." One trial will convince you of th"espe culiar fitness of Nature's remedy, Garfield Tea, for liver, kidneyB, 6tomach and bowels, for impure blood, rheumatism and chronic ailments. if Some people imagine they are cul tured because they prefer tragedy to corned y» The man who is only agreeable when he wants a favor doesn't get a great many. FADED TO A SHADOW. Worn Down by Five Years of Suffer, ing from Kidney Complaint. Mrs. Remethe Myers, of 180 South Tenth St., Ironton, O., says: *1 have worked hard in my time and have been exposed again and again to changes ol weather. It is no wonder my kidneys gave out and I went all to pieces at last. For five years I was fading away and finally so weak that for six months I could not get out of the house. I was nervous, restless and sleepless at night, and lame and sore in the morning. Sometimes every thing would whirl and blur before me. I bloated so badly I could not wear tight clothing, and had to put on shoes two sizes larger than usual. The urine was disordered and passages were dreadfully frequent I got help from the first box of Doan's Kidney Pills, however, and by the time I had taken four boxes the pain and bloating were gone. I have been in good health ever since." For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Ilffp V, Explained. She—I saw you in the street car the other evening, Mr. Saxby. He—Did you? Why, I didn't see you. She—I suppose not. I was standing up. Oats—Heads 2 Foot Long. The John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., are bringing out a new oats thii year with heads 2 foot long! That's a wonder. Their catalog tells! Spetz— the greatest cereal hay food America ever saw! Catalog tells! FREB Our mammoth 148-page Seed and Tool Catalog is mailed free to all intending buyers, or send 6c in stamps and receive & free samples of new Two Foot Long Oat« fei and other cereals and big catalog free. Ks John A. 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Canadian Government Free Farms Over 200,000 American farmers who have set tied in Canada during the past few years testi fy to the facfthat Cana da is, beyond g-'estion. tbe greatest farming land in the worl OVER NINETY MILLION BUSHELS wheat from the harvest of 1906 mean* good money to the farmers of Western Canada when the world has to be fed. Cattle Raising, Dairy lug and Mixed Farming are also profitable calk logs. Coat, wood and water in abundance! churches and schools convenient markets easy of access. Taxes low. For advice and information address the Supeti intendent of Immigration, Ottawa, Canada, oi any authorised Canadian Government Agent. J. M. MacLACHLAN, Box 116, Watwtow* SMk Daketa.