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Ml \4)to i/ \i to to to to I to to to to to to to to to r* ^^j%^WQ$qji!Rg GENERAL MERCHANDISE SPEED OF A TRAIN. You Can Figure It Out From the Clicks of the Rail Joints. If any reader wishes, when on along railway journey, to test the speed at which the train is traveling he might perhaps do worse than follow the method suggested by "Nothing to Do "We were coming down from Lon don to Holyhead," he says, "and the wheels flying over the rails beat out to my brain the rhythmic tune 'Nothing to do, nothing to do." as they went over the joints in the rails I took out my watch and with the aid of the second hand counted the number of 'nothing to do's' which were beaten out during one-quarter of a minute. I found that twenty-two was the number Twenty two by four gave me eighty-eight for one minute The rails of the L. and N. W. railway are sixty feet long therefore O by 88 gave me 5,280, "which was, of course, the number of leet we were traveling to the minute. Thus I was able to tell my traveling companion, with some degree of accu racy, that at that time we were travel ing at a mile a minute. "Any reader can do this. All that is necessary is to find out beforehand the length of the rails and after that to *watch your watch."London Answers. KILLING A Plucky Crow For Which the Big Snake Had No Terrors. If the testimony offered by an Eng lish naturalist in Ceylon be given full creuenee, then the cobra is not somight dangerous a snake as popular reputa tion makes it In at least two in stances, reports this naturalist, cobras were chased by large birds. In neither ase did the snake seem to have any hypnotic power, such as is generally credited to snakes in geneial. A CORRECTIO N An Error Occured in Our Ad Lasf Week Giving a Wrong Date for the Special ft Prices Offered, and We Will Therefore Place Them in Force Again Sat. June 1st to s*^ 5/)ec/a/ Showing Special Prices Saturday, June 1 Special Shoe Sale Saturday 500 Pair of Ladies* and Children's Shoes Will be Placed on Sale Table Saturday at Just Half Price. This is to make room for a lot of jiew ones. A Large Lot of New Summer Straw Hats and Summer Caps Just Received for Ladies, Children and Men. A crow was- seen fighting an incrystalline truder into its nest situated at the very top of a tree The crow was circling at close quarters and pecking hard at the nest, cawing loudly all the time The nest was some forty feet above ground. Presently a snake came out of the nest and started to descend, with the crow in hot pursuit, pecking at the co bra continually. The snake took refuge about ten feet down In a clump of dead ferns, from which it was chased out by the crow. It came from branch to branch until it reached a large hori zontal hmb, which stretched out about twenty feet Here the snake was at a great dis advantage, inasmuch as it could not turn upon the crow The latter seem ed fully to appreciate the situation, and its tactics were excellent It would peck hard at the spine close to the tail and then peck near the snake's neck. At each peck pieces of the snake's skin were torn out, whereupon the cobra would lie quite motionless. But just as soon as it evinced signs of again attempting to escape the crow would recommence its attacks with extraordinary surety of aim. After fifteen minutes the cobra was dead. Harper's AMBERGRIS. The Part It Plays In the Production of Costly Perfumes. Ambergris is supposed to be a morbid secretion of the liver of the spermaceti whale, found floating or washed ashore. It is a little lighter than water and easily be taken for apiece of the bark of a tree. On examination, how ever, it is found to be of a waxy na ture, streaked with gray, yellow and black and emitting a peculiar aromatic odor It fuses at 140 to 150 degrees F. and at a higher temperature gives out a whi smoke, which condenses into a Saturday, June 1, we will place on display a new line of Ladies' Ready-Made Embroidery Dresses. All new dresses, and the finest out See both our window and in- terior displays. Opening Day, Saturday, June 1, 10 Percent Discount on All Dresses The New Trimmings for Summer Dresses are also here. Compare prices with others, consider quality, and we will show you a large saving. These new trimmings will be on display Saturday. See them. 500 Yards of Summer Goods Will be Placed on Sale Saturday. They are regular 25c values Saturday, While They Last, per yard 19c ratty matter. It is found in all sizes, from a pound up to twenty or thirty, but occasionally pieces weighing 100 or 200 pounds are found in whales Ambergris has been known from an early period, some pharmacopoeias pre scribing it for fevers and nervous com plaints It is sometimes mingled with the incense burned in churches and is also put in certain kinds of win& to im prove the "bouquet." But the great use of ambergris is in the manufacture of perfumerynot that its fragrance is either very pow erful or pleasing, but it possesses the peculiar property of causing other in gredients to throw out their odors, making them more specific and dura ble. In this respect it bears a resemblance to the use of mordants in dyeing, with out which the colors would fail to be come permanent hence all the best perfumes contain ambergris, which is one reason of their costliness, and hence also the fact that "homemade" cologne, for instance, smells only of alcohol.Exchange. PARIS HAS A SWEET TOOTH. A Poet to Whom Candy Brought Better Results Than His Rimes. The best business in Paris is said to be that of the well established and pop ular confectioner, and this fact has been recognized, it is said, since the days of Napoleon III. and his natural brother, the Duke de Moray. "The duke." says Le Cri de Paris, "had a Weakness for writing vaudevilles and often asked the counsel of Siraudin, Who was a skillful collaborator of Clairville. "But the theater brought no riches to Siraudin One day Moray said to him: 'My friend. I want to see thee in a better situation. The idea comes to me to put thee in commerce. What dost i ?~Ml *#^t THE PBIKcl^6f%%|rM%^glAY.\AY oSfl&X E*fra //e/p W7// de Employed and Prompt Service Is Assured ALLEN "A thou say to it? "Siraudin received! this proposition joyfully, but what line of trade should he choose? Moray and Siraudin set out on the principle that the best busi ness was evidently the one in which there- were fewest failures. They con scientiously scanned the bulletin of declarations of bankruptcy. All the trades were represented thereall ex cept one that was the confectioner, and Moray gave- te Siraudin the neces sary capital to establish himself as a merchant of bonbons. Siraudin ingen iously conciliated the lyric muse. He wrapped his pralines, his sugar plums and his chocolates in kiss papers, each inclosing his printed verses. Moray did better than establish him. He fre quented his shop. As the duke was the king of the world of fashion, he drew all Paris by his example, and the for tune of the poet-confectioner Siraudin was made." OUTDOOR SLEEPERS' SOCIETY Fresh Air Fiends to Heap Weary Wi l lies and Others at Convention. Chicago fresh air fiends have called a convention of outdoor sleepers for an exchange of experiences and ideas. "Weary Willie" of the park bench will be welcome and as a veteran in the fad will be expected to add to the knowledge of the more recent sleep ers It is the purpose to form a so ciety to encourage outdoor sleeping. D. J. Heuptman, a leader of the Chi cago porch sleepers, said: "If you are nervous all that is nec essary is to raise the roof off your bed room, if you are aenemic you need only to cut out the outer wall, and if you are despondent without due cause simply pick up your bed and take it out on the porch or some other con venient out of door location You get much more refreshment from your sleep outdoors and you seldom dream." %^f*4.^ w-s.Jili'S^ As -r~j i ,$m -.HSU! Macaroni, per pkg Pears, per can Peaches, per can A 1 TKe Home of Home Brand Goods PRiNrrm FREE! SEND IN YOUR ANSWER 5EGERS y*#wS?'*?J5, fn*S&JfilJgg3kt2K? ti2nO inaa' ^"WI^^I'^H^sp1i:SW^W& Saturday, June 1st Special Showing of Ladies' Ready-Made Dresses 2} Butter and Eggs Wanted. Get Our Prices ^^ROCERIES /J 18 lbs. of granulated sugar for $1.00 Oatmeal, per pkg jg f*y Grapenuts, 2 pkgs. for.. 25c Cream of Wheat, 2 pkgs. for oRc f\ Soda, per pkg ZZZZ'...je i\ Crackers by the box, per lb -J- YeastFoam, per pkg $ Jello, 3 pkgs. for 2 5c Cream of Rye, 2 pkgs. for 25c 9\ Krinkle Korn Flakes, per pkg 5 (f\ Cheese, per lb 20c HS 8 bars of Lenox soap for 8 bars of Rose Queen soap for 95^ 12 bars of Calumet soap for 25c 6 bars of Toilet soap for. 9c f|\ Comb Honey. |g -j Large Bottle of Olives for Crisco, per can jg f#\ Tomatoes, per can IQ /l\ Corn, per can 10 jf\ Apples, per can il* Apricots, percan io i Lemons, per dozen 23c ffii To Introduce Our Coffee More Widely We Will on Saturday Give a 10 Percent Discount /Jy vtnuxi. PRINCETON, MINN Solve This Rebus! It Can Be Done. Braa^B^OBmniChUdaotOwatacaPiweSeailu fa aa Aanrartotae Betas will oeCtaa Freea Art PUtutnwh^k^tUm^UsS^C^t^nS! RULES: Study'the Rebus carefully and write it outwhica'separate paper. Be sure and sig your name and writef you8r addressy genuine,n ewee toned SEGERSTROMn pf.n In ever eonnt p,t Mail or bring all Answers to the SEGERSTROM PIANO MANUFACTURING CO., 902 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, T-2f1^-PIANO 'i.a* D,ee. a Watch, Genuine Mahogany Duet Bench. Many Manias. At a recent congress of neurology a paper was read in which the move ment by which the growing lad caress es the first shoots on his upper lip was labeled moustachiostrepsomania the habit of twirling the cane seen in old drum majors, strepsorhabdomania: that of putting thg.Uttle finjeer into the Large Leatherette Lounge,Minn.s Lady' Gold Watch. Gentle ALL BUYERS VALUABL1 PREMIUMS GIVEN FREE. 1 1 25c ^LV^ /f\- H l5f l3 (t) J*\ atw IT IS FREE to **Te on sheet of ellt a*p very plainly.thtay 8 o. ear, oloaactyloma'nia'.* TBShwe have "stomatodactylomaniacs," who pat the finger into the month "onychophagy* maniacs," who bite their nails "har* moniomanlacs," who drum with their fingers on wlndowpanes or tables, and "trepodomaniacs," who nervously move their legs.British Medical Journal. 'Ik" //'iff.