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Hr. Grandon Able to Bear Tetimon to Wife' Accompirhment. Sometimes there Is a drop of regret In the cup of Joy served by fate to the husband of a brilliant talker. "I should think it would be a privilege to sit at the table with your wife three times a day," said one of Mrs. Grandon's ardent feminine admirers. "Only twice a day," said Mr. Gran don, with a bow. "I do not go home at noon." "Too. bad!" said the admirer. "We could not get on without her at club I'm sure. Why, I believe she could talk intelligently on a thousand top ics!" "She can and does," said Mr. Gran don, and with another bow he slipped out just as his wife appeared. Youths' Companion. THE EFFECT OF WEALTH. Billie Who is that awfully freckled girl on the horse? Tillie Why, that's Miss Gotrox. Sh has several millions in her own name Billie So? My! Aren't her frecklet becoming? CUTICURA CURED FOUR Southern Woman Suffered with Itch ing, Burning Rash Three Little Babies Had Skin Troubles. "My baby had a running sore on his neck and nothing that I did for it took effect nil til I used Cuticura. My face was nearly full of tetter or some sim ilar skin disease. It would itch and burn so that I could hardly stand it. Two cakes of Cuticura Soap and a box of Cuticura Ointment cured me. Two years after it broke out on my hands and wrist. Sometimes I would go nearly crazy for it itched so badly. went back to my old stand-by, that had never failed me one set of Cuti cura Remedies did the work. One set also cured my uncle's baby whose head was a cake of sores, and another baby who was in the same fix. Mrs. Lillie Wilcher, 770 Eleventh St., Chat tanooga, Tenn., Feb. 16, 1907." Melba in Paris. Mme. Melba has seldom received such a remarkable ovation as that which greeted her appearance at the recent opera gala performance in Paris. It canrmt, however, compare in delirious enthusiasm with one she received some years ago in St. Peters burg. On one memorable night, after the close of the opera, she was called before the curtain again and again for more than an hour, until she was so exhausted that she could scarcely stand. Her enthusiastic admirers then followed her carriage to the ho tel, where they serenaded her, al though it was a bitterly cold night, until three o'clock In the morning. On the following day when she reached the station to depart the platform was crowded with hundreds of adoring music lovers. As the train was leav ing they took the pencil with which she had written her autograph for all who could get near her, bit it into small pieces and passed them around as souvenirs. I BEWARE! END OF THE WORLD ONLY 12,000,000 YEARS AWAY! By G. FREDERICK WRIGHT, A. M., LL. D. Then the Stin Will ShrinK, Lose Its Heat and Inhabitants of the Earth Will Freeze and StartJe to Death. I 32 EASONIXG from the princi ples of the pretty gener ally accepted nebular hy pothesis the end of the world is to be reached very gradually through the increasing reign of cold and the lengthening of the earth's day. For it is evident that the sun cannot keep on radiating heat at K High Urotoved Scientist Ha-Ce It Alt Worked Out -"Things Are in a 'Bad Way." Warns Adherent of JVebular Hypothesis World's Center Giving Forth Warmth May Sa-Oe 7s for a Time. "But Ultimate Tiestrxtction Is Inevitable. Wise Ones Say. sun will have become so far cooled off that we shall be indifferent to everything else that happens. Another limit to the future of the habitable portion of the earth is brought to light by the rapid prog ress of erosion that is going on all over the land surface of the world. Wallace estimates that one foot of Politeness. It was the last day of the term in one of our public kindergartens. The children were all seated around the ta bles thoroughly enjoying the treat of ice cream which the teacher always provided on this occasion. Glancing around the room at the beaming faces of the children, the kindergartner noticed ,-one child pick up his plate and lick it. She went up to him and said in a low tone of voice: "Freddie, put down your plate; it is not polite to pick it up and lick It." Fred obeyed at once, quietly plac ing his plate on the table. He then put his head down to the plate and licked it. HEALTH AND INCOME i i i i i i i i 1 an in r : 1 mm Both Kept Up on Scientific Food. Good sturdy health helps one a lot to make money. With the loss of health one's income is liable to shrink, if not entirely dwindle away. When a young lady has to make her own living, good health Is her best asset. "I am alone in the world," writes a Chicago girl, "dependent on my own efforts for my living. I am a clerk, and about two years ago through close ap plication to work and a boarding house diet, I became a nervous in valid, and got so bad off it was almost Impossible for me to stay in the office a half day at a time. "A friend suggested to me the idea of trying Grape-Nuts, which I did, making this food a large part of at least two meals a day. "Today I am free from brain-tire, dyspepsia, and all the ills of an overworked and improperly nourished brain and body. To Grape-Nuts I owe the recovery of my health, and the ability to retain my position and in come." "There's a Reason." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well ville," in pkgs. Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full of human Interest. De Tongh I want to return this dog to the gent who owns him. I seen his ad. in the paper. The Lady How did you guess it was a "gent" that put the ad. in? De Tough 'Cause it said: "No ques tions asked." PIck-Me-TJp; - "Six "I want a good revolver," began the determined-looking man. "Yes, sir," said the salesman. chambers?" "Why er you'd better make it a nine-chamber. I want to use It on a cat rjext door." London Express. It was night. They he and she--were sitting on the porch, looking at the stars. "You know, I suppose," he whispered, "what a young man's priv ilege i3 when he sees a shooting star?" "No," she answered. "I haven't the slightest idea. There goes one." Chi cago Tribune. Some married men are grateful to be even treated like one of the family. Tommy "Pop, marriage is a tie, Isnt it? Tommy's Pop "Yes, my son, but it is never tongue-tied." Many a fellow who isn't very strong carries around a big opinion of himself. "Love is the wine of life," exclaimed the poet. "And marriage is the morn ing after," added the cynic. "Here's wherx? I have a snap," re marked the canine as he realized that dog days were coming. Better a cheerful failure than morbid success. A beautiful illustrated catalogue will be sent free to those interested in a business education. For a copy address Lawrence Business College, 724 Mass. St., Lawrence. Kan. PAIN'S "VESUVIUS" PICTURED IN LINES OF FIRE. Eart li the present rate, or, indeed, at any rate, forever. As Lord Kelvin has well said, we know that the sun is cooling off just as certainly as we should know that a hot stone which we encountered in a field was cooling off, though we had not seen it long enough to measure the rate of its cooling. Heat is not a permanent quality of any known object. The sun must be losing its heat, and hence in time will become a cold and lifeless object. If things continue to go on as they now do, astronomers tell us, the sun will lose its life-giving heat long before 12,000,000 years have elapsed. Like all other cooling bodies, the sun must be diminishing in size. Its diameter must, be contracting. Newcomb estimates that in less than 5,000,000 years the sun's diameter will contract to one half its present length, so that the sun will occupy only one-eighth of the space It now occupies. It is hardly possible for it after that to continue to furnish as much heat as it does "now, but it must then cool off with great rapidity. This reasoning is based on the supposition that the sun is not yet a solid body, but is so hot that its mass is still in a gaseous state. But the force of gravity upon the sun is so great that the gas is compressed into a much smaller proportionate com pass than it is on the earth. The force of gravity on the surface of the sun is 27 times that on the earth, so that a man weighing 150 pounds on the earth would weigh nearly two tons on the sun. So great is this pressure of gravity on the gases of the sun that are they reduced to one-quarter the density of the solid nucleus of the earth. But so long as the nucleus of the sun continues to be gaseous i'. will continue to grow hotter as it dimin ishes in size. So soon, however, as it loses suf ficient fceat to allow the material to take on the solid frm, a crust will be formed and the radiat ing heat will rapidly diminish. Probably, also,, the heat radiated will diminish long before that time, even though the sun is growing hotter, be cause of the diminishing size of the globe. The only way that the astronomers can see to avoid this slow paralysis of the sun, and so of the whole solar system, is that lately proposed by Prof. Langley in a sensational article depicting what would happen if a dark world moving at an incred ible speed in space should come so Bear our sun that the two would collide. In this case the origi nal heat of the sun might be restored, but the ca tastrophe would practically produce such an ex pansion of its volume and such an increase of its radiating power that everything on the earth would be burned up, producing about such phenomena as are described by the Apostle Peter. Indeed, the re semblance between the words of the apostle and the theory of the Washington astronomer was as striking as it was unexpected, so much so that some ' readers may not know from which source the fol lowing quotation is taken: "The heavens -shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works therein shall be burned up." But the suggestion of the astronomer wa3 pure speculation. There are no apparent signs of any such approaching catastrophe as Dr. Langley sug gests as possible. At any rate, we may settle down to the conclusion that so far as astronomical forces are concerned the present order of things will not be disturbed for three or four million years. But an equally gloomy prospect is before the world in the distant future from another cause which is in slow operation. The length of the earth's day is slowly increasing through the re tarding influence of the tides produced by the moon. To be sure, this effect is so slight that It has not been directly perceptible since accurate methods of measuring the time of the earth's revolution on its axis have been observed. But that it must be taking place is as sure as that friction will stop a railroad train when the steam is turned off. The tides raised by the moon's attraction are distributed by the continents so as to present many anomalies, but when considered In them selves they act the same as a wave three feet high constantly running in an opposite direction to the revolution of the earth, and so by friction re tarding its motion. Astronomers are agreed that similar tides produced on the moon have reduced her revolution on her axis to a period of 28 days. Eventually the revolution of the earth will be reduced so that our day will be several times long er than now. When that time comes the nights will be fco cold that nothing can stand It, and if they could the days will be so hot that what was left by the cold would be destroyed by the heat. But that time, also, is so far in the future that the present generation may put it out of their minds. This catastrophe will net -arrive for many million years yet. Indeed, before that tinis arrives the the earth's surface is, on the average, washed away by. the streams every 3,000 years and deposited at the bot tom of the ocean. Thi3 amounts to more than 300 feet in a million years. As the main elevation of North Amer ica is 748 feet, and that of Europe 671 feet, it follows that by the operation of present forces Europe will be washed into the sea in 2.000,000 years, and America in 3,000,000 years. What providence has in store for us after that, no man knows. If the sunk en portion shall rise at the end of that period, as it did at the end of the coal period, there will be dry land to live on, but it is doubtful if it have such stores of iron and coal as have blessed the present race of human beings. There are two other sources of heat to which we may look with much con fidence and hepe. It was more than a dream of Ericsson to invent an en gine which could be run' by collect ing the direct rays of the sun through immense sun-dials, thus generating the heat necessary to set in motion the wheels of Industry. But the suc cessful carrying out of his plans would necessitate the transfer of our great manufacturing centers to the rainless regions of the world where perpetual sunshine prevails. It, therefore, will not be impossible that the desert of Sahara and the sandy wastes cf Central Asia shall in the future usurp the place now assumed by the localities In proximity to the great coal fields of the world, while the latter become overgrown with briars and brambles like the mounds of many an ancient center of civilization. Still another possible source from which we may draw infinite quantities of heat and power is to be found in the heated center of the earth. As we descend below the surface of the earth, the temperature rises on an average of one degree in 60 feet. At a depth of two miles, therefore, the temperature of boiling water would be reached, and at a depth of five miles a temperature of more than 400 degrees. It would, therefore, not seem by any means impossible to bore into the earth deep enough to make a portion of its heat available for all ordinary purposes. The world, however, is concerned with impend ing catastrophes nearer at hand. The prosperity of the present time is largely due to the rapid ity with which we are using up the reserved stores of nature upon or near the surface of the earth. Thus geology, while it opens up to mankind the stores of good that are buried for safekeeping in the depths of the earth, points to their limited quan tity, and calls upon men to use them economically and leave as much as possible for future genera tions. Wastefulness of these limited stores is sin. At the same time it gives the philosophical student of history a sobering view of the destiny of man. Nothing is more certain than that man has not been always on the earth, and that he is not always to stay here. The world is like transcontinental railroad train and the human race like a passenger who gets on at one end and has to get off at the other. Out of mystery man came and into mystery he goes. The visible world is a passing shew. All that is unchangeable lies in the wcrld of the unseen. " (Copyright. 1S08. by Joseph B. Bowles.) Awe-inspiring Destruction by quaV- and Volcano. A -colossal, thrilling and enchanting exhibition is Pain's pyrotechnic and spectacular exhibition of the "Erup tion of Vesuvius" and "Carnival of Naples," which will be seen in Kansas City for twelve nights, commencing Monday, August 3, at the circus grounds, Fifteenth street and Kansas, avenue. "The Eruption of Vesuvius," as pre sented by the famous pyrotechnist. Pain, is much more than a mere amusement venture, and a re-enactment of one of the most tragic epi odes of ancient times, pictured in lines of fire and tones of thunder. The spectator sees before him, within the great amphitheater, a vast mimic city, covering several acres of ground, with real massive buildings, palaces, arches and other specimens of Neapolitan architecture, in the foreground, and grim old Mount Vesuvius towering high above the ill-fated city. In the midst of fete day festiv ities he will hear the awful grum bling of the earthquake and a series of tremendous explosions that make the very earth beneath ' him tremble. Frola the apex of the gigantic moun tain in the background huge clouds of smoke burst forth, followed by a cata clysm of real fire and lava; the mon ster buildings fall with a loud crash. while the hundreds of human beings flee to points of safety from the awful scene of carnage and destruction. The smoke has barely cleared away above the fallen city when the second 'big event of the evening" begins a $1,500 nightly display of Pain's beau tiful Manhattan Beach fireworks. In this marvelous pyrotechnic programme is shown all the latest novelties in fireworks, for which Pain is celebrated on two continents. Kansas Gily Directory. AGiFTFORYOU.cdr.M" F.F.O.G. Pura Cream of Tartar BAKING POWDER "THE SUPERLATIVE OF QUALITY" will be seat to yon fr- of charge on receipt by n of your name and adlre. the udu oi jour grace id tbe name or taia newspaper. nlDESOUR-BAKER GROCERY CO., Units CwJ, Ktt. gBANDMEN 1908, ATTENTION! If Our proposition i the best ; our instruments are ' setting in every nook and cotter of the U. S.J T Our Price are fewest. Don't buy ycui band in i suuntcnii until you tee cur wondeiful o tiers.. . i Satisfaction f uaranteed. Write today. f lit JENKINS' MUSIC HOUSE. Kansas Cay.JU- WROUGHT IRON ASK YOUR DEALER OR JOHN DEERE PLOW CO. 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