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i THE MODERN BLACKSMITH I'
BLACKSMITHS In country towns I m p or t a n t posi tions are allotted nowadays. Sine the times of which early poets wrote the business of the horseshoer has broadened out to such an extent that he Is recog nized as running a shop second In Importance to no other In town. In thousands of Instances the blacksmith wields an Influence in the town council; frequently he la the mayor. It Is a common thing to And him an alderman, and In some In stances at least, the residence of a village blacksmith in a prosperous town is as fine as that of the banker. In a great many Instances he has a good store of books; there are One pictures on his walls. The earnings from his trade are Invested In shops that are equipped with every modern appliance and In many other ways his general prosperity Is made plain to the world. Men In the country now are more particular about having fine horses on their farms and naturally more careful about the way they are shod. There has been almost as much im provement In fitting a shoe on the foot of a horse as there, has been In the work of a dentist in repairing the human teeth. And all this change despite the In vasion of the equine field by the automobile! FIGHTIffG OVIVM 1i PEKIff Pekln, the capital of China, Is light ing the "opium-shop evil." Efforts are being made to reduce the number of dens and to restrict the smoking of the drug and to curtail the loafing and vice that accompany opium smok ing by compelling each shop to take out a license and to pay a tax accord ing to the lumber of "lamps" In each shop. The shops are divided Into four classes and the fees are graded ac cordingly from $1 a month to twenty cents for each lamp, payable on the 10th of every month. The recent proclamation of the Pekln sanitary department reads as follows: "Opium smoking is extremely harmful to the health and the shops where opium is smoked are the tetrcats of loafers. Such places should really be alto gether prohibited, so that the people might enjoy more prosperity, and dens of thieves would thus be done away with. But as opium smoking has become such a habit it cannot be got rid of entirely and at once. The evil can only be removed gradually. "There are In the outer city of Pe kln many opium shops, and it is evi dent that the smokers are Increasing every day, which Is very bad. The department has taken Into considers- tion the matter and arrangements have been made for those who will abandon the habit. In addition, the opium shops opened In the outer city of Pekin have been divided Into four classes and are to be taxed after cer tain regulations. They are to regis ter themselves according to their classes and the number of lamps fur the payment of taxes so that inspec tion can easily be effected. "Shop owners are hereby Informed of the regulations and that they are to come to this department for regis tration beginning from the 30th day 1st moon 31st year of Kuang Hsu. If any one dares to make a false tleclara- tion as to his class or the number of lamps, opens shops without license or refuses payment of the tax. If dlscov- ered, the building used for smoking opium will be confiscated and the owners strirtly fined as a warning to these private dealers In opium shops, All must respect this order and not disobey." HAD TO BE IMPRESSED The driver of the Oaktown stage was a person of much amiability and a large fund of anecdote, but his memory was by no means of the best. The inhabitants of his native town made many excuses for him, but eum ner visitors found hla falling a par ticularly trying one. "That man should be complained of and should lose his position as ex press agent and mail carrier!" said one exasperated man who had been obliged to remain in Oaktown over another night, owing to Ranny Feet's forgetting to call for him. "Well, now, I guess you didn't Im press it on Hanny that he was to take ye," said an Oaktown man, moved to mild remonstrance. "Impress It on him!" echoed the summer visitor. - "I wrote my name on his order book In the postofflce. I should like to know what more ) could have done." "Well, now, It's like this." 'said th farmer, with a half-apologetic air. "Sometimes there's a number of ord ers on that book, and Ranny might happen to forget one of 'em, so what folks most generally do Is fust tc write their names In the book, and then speak to Ranny about it when he's up on the trip before the one thej want to go on. And then they ask Lcmu'l. the poRtmaster to kind of re mind Ranny when he stops fen th mall. And then we always deem II wise to be nil ready to start In time enough so'a we can walk down to the cross-roads and head Ranny off, Jusl for fear tt might slip his mind, allow ing time to go bark for a trunk Id rase there's one to be lugged." Youth's Companion. A LIVING DEATH. Vividly Described By Citizen f Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Andrew Johnson, 411 West Twelfth St, 61oui Falls, S. D., says: "Doan's Kidney Pills saved my life. My doctor, from a careful an alysis of the urine and a diagnosis of my case, had told me I could not live six weeks. I was struck down In the street with kidney trouble, and for a whole year could not leave the house. I lost flesh, my eyes failed me, I Moated at times, my back hurt and I Buffered a living death. There seemed no hope until I ' began usln? Doan's Kidney Pills. Then I began to Im prove. The pain left gradually, the swellings subsided, I gained appetite and weight, and to make a loug story hort, I got well!" Sold by all dealers. 60 cents a bos. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. "Did you order him to desist when he kissed you?" "No, ma." "Well, why did you not?" "Why, ma. you've no Idea how timid he is." Houston Post Consular Reform. American business men In all parts of the country are taking an active Interest In the bill tor the reorganiza tion of the consular service now pend- - In congress. Objections to this measure seem to come only from the professional politicians, and It Is not at all likely that the most Important business Interests of the country will be allowed to suffer In order that places may bo kept open for political workers. Pueblo Chieftain. Lewis' Single Binder straipht Be clga. itiide of extra quality tobacco. Your duiljr or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111. A Fugitive From Justice? Tax-dodging, complicated with per jury. Is one of the recognized recrea tions of the unco rich In this coun try. Magistrate-dodging. In connec tion with automobile "accidents," Is another. No billionaire takes shame to himself for either of these forms of pastime. But subpoena dodging Is not quite on the same footing with tax-dodging, or even with summons dodging. The distinction between a subpoena-dodger and a fugitive from Justice is difficult to draw. New York Times. TRAVEL 'By STAGE COACH It was in that the first regular e'age coach began running between the two capitals, London and Edin burgh. It ran once a fortnight and the fare was 4, which would be a good deal more than $20 to-day. The time taken to the Journey Is not accurately known, but between York and London It was four days. This lavish system of communication was not, however, kept up, as In 1763 the coach ran be tween Iondon and Edinburgh once a month only, taking a fortnight, if the weather was favorable, to the Journey. In 1754 a heroic effort was made to improve the Ixmdon and Edinburgh roach. The Edinburgh Courant for that year contained the following ad vertisement: "The Edinburgh stage coach, for the better accommodation of passengers, will be altered to a genteel two end glass roach, being on steel springs, ex ceeding light and easy, to go In ten days in summer ami twelve in winter, to set out the first Tuesday In March and continue it from Hosea Eastgate'l the Coach and Horses, In Dean street, Soho, London, and from John Somer ville's, in the Canongate, Edinburgh, etc. Passengers to pay as usual. Per formed. If God permits, by your dutiful servant, Hosea East pate." In the days of stage coaches people sometimes clubbed together and hired a post chaise for their Journey as be ing quicker and less expensive, and Scottish newspapers occasionally con tained advertisements to the effect that a person about to proceed to Ixm don would be glad to hear of a fellow "adventurer" or two bent on the same Journey to share the expense. THE OffE JfEEVFVL THIJVG Acadia College, Wolfvllle, N. S., had as its president for many years a very able New England divine, the Rev. A. V. Sawyer who was not given to much smiling or Joking. On occasion, however, he knew how to press wit and even sarcasm into his rervlre with great effect, and he was very popular with his students. When the large female seminary building erected near the college was nearing completion, the financial com mittee, of which Dr. Sawyer was a member, if not chairman, was charged in stentorian tones by a minister, fluent In speech, but without college training, with being guilty of deeds of darkness that needed to be uncovered. This charge of misappropriation of funds was made at the Baptist con vention for the maritime provinces, held at Truro, N. S. The speaker re sumed his seat, and for a little there was a painful silence. Then the com paratively slender form of Dr. Saw yer was Been to rise and move slowly and quietly out to the front of the platform. The dry old doctor brought down the house by looking up over his glasses and quietly remarking: "The good brother thinks there are some awful works of darkness that need to be uncovered. About the only thing I know of that needs to be un covered Is a gold mine." HEALM OF THE MIJVD I walk with I'lnto through the storied Of Aciiili'mus; climb Horeb's mystic mount . , , , tA'lth Ihihi-I s loader; with Snlnttilel rove The t-liH okIok world, unit Hie swift ct-n-luries count. .And vou would Md me to n narrow hnll lo hear you boast this day the till in ull! I )ii-Hr the mighty nmslo of the splir-res. The rhoiu of the woilds thai giundly slut? The sturv of the ngfs, and the years; A paean to ,lie universal king. VoM fmicv I would find It Brent (Mlpl.t To hear jour pretty I'lva shut tu-nii;lit! look where Antnres Mazes, dully red ''. Keorplnn's Hplenilld slur In the southwestern sky: By rosnv win Ids like this his flames ar fed. Behold a mighty solar system die! 0 rrrnture of an hour snd rtnv You ask me to a "fireworks dmplay!" In till", my star-ship through the vast) deep Of Hiia.-e. I make the mighty cycle ol the sun, A million mill's In one brief hour I sweep, And Kciirculy is the lace of woilds be gun! Must I. then, marvel at the snail like pare. At which your engines crawl the world's Kinnll face? Teace. peace, O fool! Co on your petty w a y. Nor cluii irr if what your life's moment hi iiim; 1 hnve tu 1 i with neuns- nor mat- st.iv, l igcs my hiixIncHM with eh rnul things. Kr.Joy your little hour: lnnth nnn weep. Then--crawl Into your nuiioiv grave, untf sleep! . 41 Levis Clots-Deaiecrst SAVED BABY LYON'S LIFE. Awful sight From That Dreadful Com plaint, Infantile Eczema Mother Praises Cuticura Remedies. "Our baby had that dreadful com plaint. Infantile Eczema, which afflict ed him for several months, commen cing at the top of his head, and at last covering his whole body. His suffer ings were untold and constant misery, In fact, there was nothing we would not have done to have given him re lief. We finally procured a full set ol the Cuticura Remedies, and in about three or four days he began to show a brighter spirit and really laughed, for the first time in a year. In about ninety days he was fully recovered. Praise for the Cuticura Remedies has always been our greatest pleasure, and there Is nothing too good that we could say In their favor, for they cer tainly saved our baby's life, for he was tho most awful sight that l ever beneld, prior to the treatment'of the Cuticura Remedies. Mrs. Maebelle Lyon, 1826 Appleton Ave., Parsons, Kan.. July 18, 1905." Blobbs "What sort of luck did you have when you played poker with Sklnnum?" Blobbs "Fair I girt away with some of my money.' fTITC permnfimtlTPfired. yoftteornervm.isi 11 snr-r nil hrt dav 'n or Pr. Hilar- su. eat Serve Hplr er. HrnH fnr FKK.K VS.OO Wlal uutt.e anil traMlra. PH.M. U. HUNK. I lit .sal Arch KU l-tilladellila Is. Prosperous Without Education. "So you don't believe In college education?" "No, sir. After graduation I near- 1 .. .n.AJ ,1Anh ........ II.. Inrr 1 w " j mill iru lu ui. 11 1 11 'i ii.i.ip, a "But you look prosperous now." "Yes, sir. I went Into vaudeville and made a fortune balancing a bar rel on my feet while standing on my head." Detroit Free Press. Emphasize "Now." "I'm In sympathy with the presi dent's fight for railway rate regula tions," says Senator Steve Elkins of West Virginia, and some of our satlrl cal exchanges are saving that the president now needs sympathy, In deed. Tacoma Ledger. Mrs. Vlnilnw'n Sootnmsr inp, Tnr rtiliilrrn teething, soften 1 he suras, -rwlueos tfl fUnmiaUuii. slisys psla. cure wlaii coilo. cs bolus. Sensible. Emperor William has Issued orders that artists who desire to caricature the Imperial person can do so with out any fear of the penalties for lese majeste. That's a good way to take the point off the cnrtoonlsts's pencil. Cleveland Pluln Dealer. Women in Our Hospitals Appalling Increases tn the Number of Operations Periormea cacn i ear now women may Avoid Them. Going' through the hospital In onr large cities one is surprised totlnd such a large proportion of the patient lying on those snow-white ihhIs women and girls, who are either awaiting or recovering from serious operations. Why should this be the case? Sim ply because they have neglected them selves. Female troubles are certainly on the Increase Btuotiir tho women of this country they creep upon them unawares, "but every one of those patients in the hospital beds had plenty of warning? In that Waring'-down fool ing, pain at leftnr right of tliealHlotnen, nervous exhaustion, pain in the small of the back, dizziness, flatulency, dis- fdacements of the organs or irrogular ties. All of these symptoms are indi cations of an unhealthy condition of the female organs, and If not heeded the penalty has to be paid by a danger ous operation. When these symptoms manifest themselves, do notdrng along' until you are obliged to go to the hos pital and submit to an operation but remember that Lydia rink haui's Vegetable Compound has saved thousands of women from surgical operations. When women are troubled with Ir regular, suppressed or painful periodic, weakness, displacement or ulceration of the organs, that bearing-down feel Inc. inflammation, backache, bloating (or flatulency), general debility, indi gestion, and nervous prost ration, or are besot with such symptoms asdizsincsR, lassitude, excitability, irritability, ner vousness, aleeptes&uess, melancholy, ''all-eone atid want-to-be-lefl The following letters cannot fail to briuf hope to Uespuiring women. Miss Ruby Mnnhrusb, of East Chicago, lnd., writes: Dear Mrs. IMulthnm: " 1 have levn a great sufferer with Irregular IotIikU nml female tnmtile. unit nliout three months nifn tlieiloctor. after uing the X-itay mi me, suiil 1 hail an alicem and wtiuM have to hnve an 0rntiun. Mv mother wanted me to try Lydin K. llnklinin's Vegetable Compound as a last resort, and It tut only saved me from an operation but made me uu lirely well." Mrs, Alice Berrj-lilll, of 813 Boyoa Street, Chattanooga, Xenn., writcb i Dear Mru FinkUam: "Three years ago life looked dark torn' T had nlceraUnu and luuainmation of the female organs and was In a serious condition. "My health was completely broken iIok-o, and the doctor told mo that if I was not op crated upon I wouM ftia within su month. 1 told liim I would have no operation but would try Lydia K. 1'itikham s Vegetable Compound, lie tried to inlaience tne against it but 1 sent for tho uii-lii ina that saniu day and began to use it foitlifullY . Within five days I felt relief but was not'eutiruly cured, until I ucd it for some time. " Yourmeili-'tne is ce' lninly fine. I have induced several friends and in ighUirs to take it and I know more than a tion-n who ha.t female troubles an-1 Who Uwlay are as well ami strong as t am from using your Vega table ConiHiund.n Lydia E. Plnlihnm's Vepe table Cora pound at once removes such troubles. Kef u so to buy any other medicine, for you need the U-st. Mrs. l'inUliain, dnughter-ln-law of Lvdia K. I'inUliam. invites all sick wo men to write her for advice. Her advice alone " feelings they should remember i and medicine have restored thousands there is one tried and truo remedy. to heulth. Address, Lynn, Mass. Lydia L Plokham's Vegetable Compound Succeeds Where Others Fait High Class Druggists AND 0THER5. The better clae? of drappicts, everywhere, fire men of Feientific attainments and high integrity, who devoto their lives to the welfare of their fellow men in supplying the he t of remedies mid purest medicinal agents of known value, in accordance with physicians' prescriptions nnd ecientific formula. Druggists of the better class manufacture many excellent remedies, hut always under original or officinal names and they never sell false hrands,or imitation medicines. They are the men to deal with when in need of anything in their line, which usually includes all standard remedies and corresponding adjuncts of a lirst-class pharmacy and the lint st and best of toilet articles and preparations and many useful accessories and remedial appliances. The earning of a fair living, with tho satisfaction which srises from a knowledge of the hen fil.i conferred upon their patrons and assistance to the medical profession, is usually their greatest reward for long years of 6tudy and many hours of daily toil. They all know that Pyrup of Fig3isan excellent laxative remedy and that it gives universal satisfaction, and therefore they aro selling many millions of bottles annually to tlio well informed purchasers of tho choicest remedies, and they always tako pleasure in handing out tho genuine article bearing the full name of the Company California Fig Fyrup Co. printed on tho front of every package. They know that in cass of colds and heudaches attended by biliousness and constipation and of weakness or torpidity of tho liver and bowel, arising from irregular habits, indigestion, or over-eating, that thero is no other remedy so pleasant, prompt nnd beneficial in its effects as Syrup of Figs, and they are glad to sdl it because it gives universal satiefaction. Owing to tho excellence of yrup of Figs, tho universal satisfaction which it gives nnd the Immonso demand for it, imitations havo been Jiade, tried and condemned, but thero aro individual druggists to he found, hero and there, who do not maintain the dignity nnd principles of the profession and whoso greed gets the better of their judgment, and who do not hesitate to recommend and try to sell tho imitations in order to make a larger prolit. riu li preparations sometimes have tho natno " yrup of Figs" or "yi tip' nnd of some piratical concern, or fictitious fig syrup comnanv, printed on the package, but thev never have the full name of tho Company California Fig Syrup Co. printed on the front of tho package. The imitations should be rejected because they aro injurious to the system. In order to sell tho imitations they find it necessary to resort to misrepresentation or deception, nnd whenever n dealer passes off on a customer a preparation under the name cif ''Syrup tf Fig1-" or "Fig Syrup," which does not bear the full name of the California Fin Syrup Co. printed on the front of tho package, he is attempting to deceive and mislead the patron who has been so unfortunate as to enter his establishment, whether it be larce or small, for if the dealer resorts to misrepresentation and and deception in ono case he will do so with other medicinal agents, ami in the filling of ithysicians' prescriptions, and should be avoided by every one who values health ami happiness. Cnowing that the great majority of druggists are reliable, we supply the immense demand for our excellent remedy entirely through tho druggists, of whom it may he purchased every where, in original packages only, at the regular price of fifty cents per bottle, but as exceptions exist it is necessary to inform the public of the facts, in order that all may decline or return anv imitation which may be sold to them. If it does not bear the full name of the Company California Fig Syrup Co. printed on the front of every package, do not hesitate to return tho article and to demand tho return of your monev, and in future go to ono of the better class of j i inii x m '-.. . i.:.... i.i . i:. ,.t ...,.ni.nnl.i,o !on arUgglSWiWiiO WUiBeil yOU Wliai yOU Wifcn lUlU mo UCblUl every miuu in .us uncui K-iinuiJiimcjn W. L. Douglas Inf. L. Douglas S4.00 Cllt Edge Lin cannot be equalled at any price. W. L. OOUelAB MAKIM m STLLM AfOffg MEM-M H. SO MHO ft TMMHA MTO THIH MAMUfAOTUften ill 1H world. 1 n nnn maro to myoni s tplU,UUU diipion ttiit titiiMnt. It I rould tak vnu Into mv thrt larn factories at HnKklim. Mass., and show you thr Inllnlla care with which vvarv pair of shoes Is made, von would realte why W I.. Oiwilas J SO shoes cost mors to malts, why Ihry hold Ihslr shape. IM hetfer, wear longer, and are ol greater Intrinsic value than anv other t.t.MI thoe. Mf. L. Ossfti Strong f aafa thomm ft Men, 7.AM. 0V. Ml. Bars' Sohool A 0-aa ffiwi, fJ.BO, IV, $t.7 B, 01.BO CAUTION. Iiihii-i ii l. Kim u I.I g- lilii .li-.e. T.iki. ii.i riittklltlile. N.iiih g.'!inliia williiitit liip inline mill .iti-- fli"l mi holtnin. nf Conf yrfitf unt ; thru n ill mtt u-euf brassy. Will lor 1 1 1 nt r 1 1 ...I i m W. 1. IMH til. As, llriH-klon. Mass. Young Men Wanted for the Navy Ages 17 lo :A e ii. mil to rTll .i-r month- . iomintlv for lv oitec-tiii'tit All esnitlilatet IMll.t m s liHi-ll e siiilnslliiii khim III 1 hem to liw ir hum itlMjiniMft tug n i nieitiH: inil.t lie eltlretis of 'lie fulled -mie. ami utile tn .enk. rrml mill writ KllKllstl NAVY RECRVIIINr. ST A I ION, Rooms B7-40't hsn as CHy Lilr Bids;.. Ksmst City, Ho., ar Koom Corby Bid.. St. Joseph, Ho. SAVE HALF th t"l'' Y"'t rn't btint . u r lititfL'V )''' t ' ti n- Iferr tu I ; Y"H tt tiffs ! I H if I tn th fn'tiii v. 30 DyFre Trial, Two VarQuarant limt)niir make w list . I. WV'rs tvtm in 1 1 in lift bout. Tir v n r t run trrVH uuh trustr- a-rilr. Ill wt cit !, til r rrt r'-'-nlMl, ii-a un r IHMllt1 ml to mmkm up r'tit mind. Writ f-r utir vflih-l tal ,T ainl roint'iaU Molina; plan THt ffotfiMtrt Vtkiclt MfR. Cr. . War. M W. N. U., KANSAS CITY, NO. 15, 190 in Silence Thousands of Women suffer every month In silence, tortures that would drive a man to the edge of des pair. The ailments peculiar to women are not only painful but dangerous and should receive prompt treatment before they grow worse. If you suffer from pain, irregular functions, falling feelings, headache, side ache, dizziness, tired feeling, etc., follow the example of thous ands of women who have been relieved cr cured, and take wine 01 oaraul. )C Sold by all Druggists y j IVINE C 7 SB