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TO PREVENT OLD AGE COMING TOO SOON ! "Toxic poisons In the blood are thrown out by the kidneys. The kid neys act as niters for such poisons. If we wish to prevent, old age coming too soon and increase our chances for long life, we should drink plenty of pure water and take a little An uric. aays the famous Dr. Pierce of Buffalo, N.Y. When suffering from backache, fre quent or scanty urine, rheumatic pains sere or there, Or that constant tired, worn-out feeling, the simple way to overcome these disorders Is merely to obtain a little An uric from your near est druggist and you will quickly no tice the grand results. You will find It thirty-seven times more potent than Ilthla, and that it dissolves uric add as hot water does sugar. Iconoclasm. t "Charley, dear," said young Mrs. 'Torklns, "you can say anything you like nowadays about George Washing ton, can't you?" "Yes. The lid seems to be off." - "Well, I never liked to mention It be fore, but I have my doubts about his being incapable of an effort to deceive. His picture looks to me as If the old gentleman wore a wig. Washington Star. Safety First Newlyrich (to his social mentor) Tell me what not to do next. Bud. I'm twisted already. You can cure that cold in a day. Take CASCARAQUININE The old family remedy In tablet form safe. sure, easy to take. No opiates no unpleasant after effects. Cures colds in 24 hours Grip in 3 days. Money back if it fails. Get the genuine box with Red Top and Mr. Hill's picture on it 25 cents. At Any Drag Star Wltb. Hunt's Lightning Oil. Rheumatism, neuralgia., sore mus cles, headaches, cuts, burns and bruises vanish as If by magic when Lightning Oil is applied to affected parts. No other liniment brings auch quick and soothing relief. Get a bottle of this valuable home remedy today. Iruggists sell it at 50 cents the bottle, or the A. B. I RICHARDS MKU1CINK CO.. Dept. Z. Sherman. Texas, will send it on receipt of price. I Jim. nv-daat seed a, eocktatl. Witt war eeiehwanta fc CMpI of dtwea of GUSH'S AUOUST fXOWXt lota of the boym m it to sweetem tbeir stsrmersas d our-? Un miserable staff in their feoweie U. atop MrnrMBHi d beedaehe, makes 7 on fool lib a aew ota. Slip Tround to tho 4c otoro and try At. It wfll E? 1 Imw Crots sxaet-.ss.sa, Green's August Flower Most men think they need a cocktal or a drink when their stomach is out order and they "feel bad" with nervous Indigestion, or constipation. What .they really do need is two or three doses of "AUGUST FLOWER" which quickly restores the stomach, cleansing the whole system generally. Like A Boy at SO Bubbling Over With Vitality Taking Iron Did It Doctor say Nuxated Iron is greatest of all strength builders Often increases the strength and endurance of delicate, nervous folks 200 per cent, in two weeks time NEW YORK, N. X. Not long ago a man came to me who was nearly half a century old and asked me to give bjm a preliminary examination for life insurance. I was astonished to find him with the blood pressure of a boy of 20 and as full of vigor, vim and vitality as a young man; in fact a young man he really was notwithstand ing his age. The secret he said was taking Iron nuxated iron had filled him with renewed life. At 80 be was In bad health; at 46 careworn and nearly all In. Now at 50 a miracle of vitality and his face beaming with the buoyancy of youth. As I have said a hundred times over. Iron Is the great est of all strength builders. If people would only throw away patent medi cines and nauseous concoctions and take simple nuxated iron. I am con vinced that the lives of thousands of persons might be saved, who now die every year from pneumonia, grippe, consumption, kidney, liver and heart trouble, etc The real and true cause which started their diseases was noth ing more nor less than a weakened condition brought on by lack of Iron In . the blood. Iron is absolutely neces sary to enable your blood to change food Into living tissue. Without it, no matter how much or what you eat, your food merely passes through you Without doing you any good. Ton don't get the strength out of It and as a con sequence you become weak, pale and sickly looking Just like . plant trying to grow In a soil deficient in Iron. If yon are not strong or well you owe It to yourself to make the following test : Bee how long you can work or howar you can walk without becoming tired. Next take two five-grain tablets of or dinary nuxated Iron three times per A KANSAS WOMAN Flush, Kans. "I surely advise any woman who is sick to try Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I was sick for six months, had three different doctors, even went under an operation and then was not any better, only worse in some respects. I felt as if I would go crazy, had so much pain in . my head and back, up my spinal column. I could not sleep without sleeping pow ders, and could not eat but what I would bloat up and be in pain. I be gan taking the 'Prescription and in. just a few days could see quite an Im provement. Then I got the Golden Medical Discovery and took them both as directed on the bottles and now I am feeling like myself again. I am fleshier than I ever was, weigh 130 lbs., while I only weighed 93 lbs. last spring. I feel sure if I had only taken Dr. Pierce's medicines last spring when I first took sick I would never have needed the operation. MBS. CHAKLIE BARB. Adv. Wanted Tombstone for Wife. "Will you sell that marble slab with out the washstand?" queried a man whose sleeves were frayed of the wom an behind the counter, the Columbus (O.) Dispatch says. The little scene was transacted at the rummage sale which the women of the Eastwood Congregational church held recently. After surveying the stand without Its top and the man from the corner of her eye. the saleswoman said : T think it can be done, all right. But what on earth do you want with It?" The threadbare shoulders shrugged perceptibly. "It isn't exactly an earthly matter, so to speak, ma'am. I'm goin to en grave it for my wife's tombstone. "It'll be Just the thing," the sales woman agreed. After the door shut behind him the saleswoman sat down among the shab by clothing and had a quiet little cry at the expense of her powder box. Nicaragua Getting Up-to-Date. Work has been commenced on an au tomobile road to connect Bluefields with the rest of the Republic of Nica- ragua, at an estimated cost of $120,000 gold, according to "Centre-America.' A new line of tramways is proposed for the capital. An ice factory has been established at Leon, another Is being constructed at Matagalpa, and a soap factory is being installed in Boaco. Four new elementary schools have been established in the capital, a school of arts and trades in Granada and a private school for young women in Matagalpa. ImDortant to Mothers ' Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, that famous old remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the Signature of In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria They Were All in It The teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in honesty and told them that It was wrong to play marbles for "keeps" or to make bets. "My father bet $200 on the lection,' called out a cheerful voice. "My father bet a hat," another voice replied, and before the teacher, could call for order there was a chorus to the effect that election bets at least were allowable In the best families. Wash dav ia smile dav if vou use Red Cross Ball Blue, American made, therefore the best made. Adv. A patent has been granted for a trunk that also can be used as a bath tub. day after meals for two weeks. Then test your strength again and see for yourself how much you have gained. I have seen dozens of nervous, run-down people who were ailing all the while, double their strength and endurance and entirely get rid of all symptoms of dyspepsia, liver and other troubles in from ten to fourteen days time simply by taking iron in the proper form. And this after they had in some cases been doctoring for months without obtaining any benefit. But don't take the old forms of reduced Iron, iron acetate or tincture of iron simply to save a few cents. Yon must take Iron In a form that can be easily absorbed and as similated like nuxated iron if you want It to do you any good, otherwise It may prove worse than, useless. Many an athlete or prize-fighter has won the day simply because he knew the secret of great strength and endurance and filled his blood with Iron before he went In to the affray, while many another has gone down to Inglorious defeat simply for lack of Iron. E. Sauer, M. O. NOTE. Nuxated Iron, recommended abeve by Dr. Sauer Is not a patent medi cine nor scret remedy, but one which ia well known to druggists and whoaei Iron constituents are widely prescribed by emi nent physicians everywhere. Unlike the older Inorganic iron . products. It is easily assimilated, does not Injur the teeth, make them black, nor upset the stomach; on the contrary it is a most potent rem edy In nearly all forms of Indigestion, as well as for nervous rundown conditions. The manufacturers nave such great con fidence In Nuxated Iron that they offer to forfeit $100-00 to any charitable institution if they cannot take any man or woman under 60 who lacks Iron and Increase their strength SOO per cent, or over in four weeks' time, provided they have no seri ous organic trouble. They also offer to refund your money if It does not at least double your strength and endurance in ten days' time. It is dispensed by most druggists. If your druggist or general store is without s supply, ask than to get It for you. Adv. TRAIIIII1G TODAY'S BOYS AflD GIFiLS Ruling Them With a High Hand Has Bad Results. REVOLT IS SURE TO FOLLOW "When the Cat's Away the Mice Will Play" Is True Only If Vigil Over Their Action Has Been To Stern. By SIDONJE M. GRUENBERQ. a S WE look about among our ac- XTL quaintances, we may see that In some households the absence of the mother, even for a day, is sure to re sult in a great deal of irregularity In the conduct of the children to say the least. In other homes, on the con trary, almost any adult in charge would find the children going on about their games and other activities as though nothing unusual had occurred. The Bifference between these two types of homes does not show so much difference between children as one be tween the viewpoints or habits of par ents. In some cases parents rule with a high hand, and the children have constantly In their presence a feeling of restraint. To the child, what may be done and what may not be done are altogether arbitrary matters, de termined by the authority of parent or teacher. That Is to say, "right" and "wrong" are somehow-vaguely syno nymous with "permitted" and "for bidden." Whenever, therefore, a pro hibition is removed, there will be the impulse to try the forbidden experi ence; and where the absence of par ents withdraws the restraints, children will take advantage of their absence to indulge what they are usually for bidden. Whoever is left in authority when the parents are away, whether it be a friend, or a relative or a hired servant, is sure to find a strong ten dency to break out. Many years ago the school reader contained a story entitled. "Mice at Play," which described the naughty antics of a houseful of children dur ing the temporary absence of their parents. All sorts of forbidden deeds were indulged In, mysterious cup boards were explored and the pantry was raided. This nearly forgotten tale was brought forcibly to my mem- The Child Must Have an Abundance of Spontaneous Action. ory recently, by a friend whose sister had to "leave her children for a few days. My friend telephoned to her sister's house to find out how the chil dren were getting on, and was assured by the maid that they were very well. And with much emphasis the maid added the further item that the chil dren were also very good. It was the stress that the maid laid upon this fact that the children were very good, although the parents were away, which made such an impression. It appears that there are many peo ple who expect, as a matter of course, that children will be "naughty" when the restraining influence of the parents is removed. No doubt the proverb, "When the cat's away the mice are at play, had Its origin in the fact that the presence of parents or of other adults was a severe restraint upon the activities of the children. And no doubt this fact is to many a sufficient argument for the constant exercise of some restraint in the form of "disci pline." Yet it should not be difficult to see that, for practical purposes. Just the opposite point of view is like ly to lead to more effective results. The problem Is by no means con fined to the home. It has its counter part In the school. In Industry and In government. Many a teacher who prides herself on her "discipline" can show visitors any day perfect order on the part of her pupils. The work proceeds with mechanical regularity, every child seems to know his place and keeps it. There are no unneces sary movements or sounds. But the same children, out of sight of the teacher, are declared by other teachers in the school to be the- most unruly and the most unreliable. What, then avails all this discipline If it can be made to "function" only in the pres ence of a police force? ( And so it is, working with more mature people, under somewhat differ ent conditions of temptation and mo tive, the manager whose shops or of fices produce high records of "effici ency" so long as he keeps his hands firmly on the machinery of adminis tration. For the time heing, the moth er, the teacher, the manager, may be satisfied with the results. Sooner or later, however, the overres trained and the overmanaged may be expected to be separated from the machinery of discipline. Then the inevitable result la chaos. tW the order and unity of the regulated lives. Instead of being the result f growth in self-control and self-direction, were, but the tem porary impress of outward necessity. We have too often treated the ex panding force of growing children as we treat the expanding force of a ket tle of steam. The latter' may be made to work properly only as it is confined to fixed channels and when the lid comes off, all escapes. The child, on the contrary. Is an organism quite as capable of becoming a self-directing and purposeful personality as is the parent or policeman who undertakes to "discipline" it. And this it becomes not through restraint and suppres sion, but through guidance and spon taneity. ' The child tnust have an abundance of spontaneous action, because only thus can he try out his various pos sibilities in relation to things and peo ple. Only thus can he get the oppor tunity to select and evaluate the activ ities that are worth while, to reject what is not worth while, what is in Treat the Expanding force of Growing Children as We Treat the Expanding Force of a Kettle of Steam. jurious, what leads to pain and sorrow. And It is through such selection and rejection that he comes at last to be the master of his thoughts and con duct. It Is true, on the other hand, that the child peeds guidance, for if left quite to himself his random and spon taneous actions would soon lead to his undoing. But guidance must be some thing more than the mother's habit of saying, "Don't do that!" The de pendence of the child upon the mother should be for leadership and counsel and not for constant admonition ot the terrors of the law. The removal of the usual head of a group should not result in an outbreak of suppressed feelings. On the con trary, there should be an increased sense of responsibility, a keen desire on the part of each to do his part fit tingly under the novel conditions. Shakespeare as a Poacher. Shakespeare had chased this hare in the country, and knew all about .dogs, hawking and hunting the deer. The story goes that he was a poacher. This Is not certain, but I was reminded of it the other day because I received from Russia a photograph of a picture painted in Poland over 100 years ago, The artist was unknown, but the sub ject was clear. It was a picture of Shakespeare being examined bya jus tice of the peace with his stolen game, at his feet, and an odd little boy by" his side a perky little boy, who was like the one called Moth in Shake speare's first play. . Two cherubs were standing on nothing, as the way of cherubs is, high up in the picture, and pleading, perhaps, for the gayety of youth ; and underneath Justice was weighing the scales, a foreseeing and farseeing Justice, who knew that Shakespeare's little finger was worth more than all the venison in War wickshire. Exchange. Saving Sense of Humor. At Its best estate the human mind Is delicately poised. In this respect it does not differ from any other highly complex machine. And for this reason a comparatively light shock may disar range it and reduce its effectiveness. Any human trait, therefore, that serves to guard the mind from jolt and Jar is a saving trait. Of such traits is the saving sense of humor. This trait may be racial or national. for we see it more highly developed in America and Great Britain than in Prussia and Turkey. - But it appears to be nourished by good physical con dition, says a writer in the Minneapo lis Journal. A people stricken with world-weariness like that of India can not perceive the hidden smile in things, as can a hopeful people such as we. But even in a well-nourished land like America the man with the saving sense of humor is none too com mon. Call Not Needed. "Alow long is that orchestra going to play in the grillroom 7" asked the nervous stranger in a large city. "For several more hours, replied the clerk. "Do you want to leave a call 7" "A whatr ' s"A call. Do you want us to wake you up?" . "Great Scott! No ! Give me some thing to put me to sleep. Looking for Improvement. "TUIggina says he's an anarchist.' "Hope he is." "Why 7" ''Even anarchists have some feel ings. When they find they're com pelled to associate with a man like Bllggins, maybe some of them will re form," FUSE OF JOB IS BRIBERY IN KANSAS he State Supreme Court Ousts Mayor 0. S. Gibson of Arkansas City. ' RIVAL CANDIDATE GETS PLACE C N. Hunt Takes the Office as Well as All the Salary Paid to Gibson. Topeka. O. S. Gibson was ousted as mayor of Arkansas City by the su preme court recently and C. N. Hunt, his opponent in the election last spring, is to take his plaice. Gibson also has to pay over to Hunt the sal ary he has received since his inaugu ration. The court held that promising a man a job, either directly or through a third party for active political work just preceding an election, practically is bribery. 'The method is merely a refine ment on the old, coarse form of plain promise and accomplished bribery in the sense in which the term is used in proceedings of -this character," the court said. Gibson promised directly and through friends the appointment of police judge, chief of police and some other officers if he should be elected. And these prospective appointees got out and hustled votes among their friends because of these promises. The supreme court held that these votes should be deducted from, the vote given to Gibson. Gibson was given the certificate of election by ten ma jority anS the deduction of these votes gives Hunt the place. Gibson is a former member of the state legislature and two years ago was the Democratic candidate for Con gress from the Third Kansas District. 4? Hp 4r Hold Down a Light Firm. The hearing before the state public utilities commission the other day cov ered four cases of the Northern Kan sas Light and Power Company. One application of the company for ap proval for certificates to do business, one for authority to issue bonds for $560,000, one to buy property of the Marshall County Power and Light Company, and another to purchase property and franchises of the Con cordia Electric Light Company, were made. All four cases were denied and dismissed by the commission. Ask New Buildings for K. U. The board of administration has given out its recommendations of the needs of the state educational insti tutions for the next two years. The board recommends that the legislature replace old North College at Law rence, erected fifty years ago, and used for fine arts; asks for a house hold arts building at Pittsburg and an addition to the Agricultural build ing at Manhattan. It asks for the erection of the class room section on the foundation which was built six years ago at Kansas University. The fine arts building has been con demned. The estimated cost of the new building is $350,000. ' ' Orphans In Dagger From Fire. The Kansas Orphans Home at Atch ison is in serious danger from fire, according to L. T. Hussey, state fire marshal. In a report to the governor, Hussey stated the state should install adequate water mains and arrange for high pressure water to be used in event of a fire. He also urged all the outer doors of the buildings be swung so they will open outward and thus lessen the danger of a jam at the doors in a fire. Gas Must Meet the Test. The Kansas Supreme Court held that 4 firm which sells gas to a dis tributing company under a contract for merchantable gas must provide fuel of a quality that meets standard tests. The decision reversed a ruling of the Neosho County District Court, which compelled the Wichita Natural Gas Company to pay in full under a purchase contract with Bell Brothers tc McDonald. Pass on C. M. -Sheldon Film. The first film exhibition west of Chicago of the dramatization of Charles M. Sheldon's book, "The Cru cifixion of Philip Strong," was given before the Kansas censors recently, The book was dramatized twenty-five years ago by Francis Neilson, a mem ber of the English Parliament. Board of Trade for Topeka. A board of trade having a mini mum of fifty members was organized here recently by local grain men. The board will be established as soon as the necessary machinery for its oper ations can be perfected. Must File Weekly Reports. The Kansas public utilities commis sion has made an order directing all railroads operating in Kansas to file weekly reports showing the num ber of cars requested and supplied to Kansas shippers for handling various commodities. -To Help Attorney General. The public utilities commission will help the attorney general in discover lug whether or not it is the railroads or the mine operators that are the cause of the coal shortage in Kansas, NEW .CONSTITUTION NEEDED" Conference at Topeka Decides This the Most Necessary Thing for State at Present. - Topeka. A new constitution was picked as the thing most needed to give Kansas a free and simplified gov ernment by 100 business men and stu dents of civil government' at a meet ing here recently. But these business men, knowing the -slowness with which constitutional conventions are authorized and finally assembled and the trials that- recent constitutions have had in other states, determined " upon three definite propositions to give Kansas a more efficient govern-, ment to be brought about while the state is waiting for: a change in the" constitution. These are City managers for cities that desire the new system. Complete -revision of the county gov ernments. Consolidation of boards and institu tions, as far as possible, in the interest of economy and efficiency. There probably never has been a more representative meeting held in Kansas in the interest of better gov ernment than this one. Bankers, mill ers, merchants, farmers, county offi cers, judges,' newspaper- men, hvwyers, professors and doctors attended, every one widely known, not only in his own community, but over the state.. And they , spoke their minds freely upon the waste and inefficiency of the pres ent system of government in (Kansas. The cumbersome, wasteful, inefficient and inactive legislative system down to the township governments came In for a grilling, and some suggestions for a change for the better. Out of the meeting grew an organi- zrtion that is going t& make an active fight for the needed changes in the governmental system of the state. It is the Kansas Better Government League. Governor Capper, who pre sided at the preliminary .meeting to day, was directed to name committees on organization and on legislation and a general meeting will be held in To peka Inauguration Day, January 8. WESTERN KANSAS DROUGHT November Was Pleasant With Plenty of Sunshine, Says Report of the Weather Bureau. Topeka. November was a pleasant month in ajl parts of Kansas, with temperatures generally above normal and a great deal more sunshine than usuauy occurs at tnis time oi me year, according to the weather bureau. The eastern portion received abundant rains, but a severe drought prevailed in the western half, where the fall of 1916 has been one of the driest on record. High winds were more com mon than usual in November in all parts. ITvtrnmo o v era in cxm v turA w n a from 90 degrees above zero in the first week to 9 degrees below zero in the middle of the month at some western stations. The average precipitation over the eastern third of the state was 2.86 inches; the middle third, 1.08; the western third, .09, and for the entire state, 1.50, or .33 above normal." The dry weather retarded wheat greatly in the western half of the state and as it was frozen to the ground on the 14th it was still short and of very little value for pasture when the month closed, though it was reported to be iicaiuij aim uccuiug iut; o. guuu laxu or heavy snow to - start it growing again. In the eastern counties wheat made an excellent growth. Would Bond Car Owners. I. A.,Rigby, a lawyer of Concordia, has asked Governor Capper to urge the legislature to require that every motor car owner and a driver in Kan sas be required to give a bond. This would cover any damages for any wrongful or negligent act. Wants New Kansas Mine Laws. " A complete revision and codification of the coal mining laws of Kansas by the next legislature is recommended by John Petigrino, state mine inspec tor. In a report filed with Paul J. Mo Bride, state labor commissioner. Kills Wild Deer in Kansas. Will Grinter, a young farmer near Perry, fifteen miles east 6f Topeka, made the champion bag of game of any hunter in Kansas on Thanksgiv ing day. He brought down a 2-year-old deer that weighed about 200 pounds. It is probably the only wild deer that has been killed in Kansas in the last ten years. Where it came from no one knows. . Favors New Cell Houses. It is "understood the governor win recommend the building of new cell houses at the state prison to take the place of the out of date ones which, hflTa i-roi frtA BtntA fnr naif at century. The governor did not believe it probable a sum sufficient to rebuild the prison would be appropriated at this time. " Sues for Corporation Fees. " Attorney General Brewster has brought mandamus proceedings in the supreme court to compel Secretary of State J. T. Botkin to pay into the gen eral revenue fund $49,000 of fees paid by ninety-six corporations under protest.- Kansas to Have Dry League. A call has been Issued for a meet ing In Lawrence on Tuesday, Decem ber 19, to organize the Kansas branch of the Anti-Saloon League of America.