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THE ADVERTI SER Pt' B. CO.. Pub llshtr*. XJEX1NGTON, : : MISSISSIPPI 'COUNTRIFIED.' t>j they call you "countrified?** Let It be your Joy and pride, You, who love the birds and bees, And the whispers of the trees! Trust me, friend of flowers and gr&Bfc Little brown-faced lad or lass, Naught In all the world beside Equals being "countrified." Up of mornings when the light Reddens on the mountain height; Hearing how the bird-throats swell YVith the Joy they cannot tell; Conscious that the morning sings Like a harp with unseen strings, Over which the breezes glide; This is being "countrified." Roaming far, on summer days, Or when nntumn woodlands blaze; Learning how to catch and tell Nature's precious secrets well; Tilled with sunshine, heart and face, Or, where branches interlace, Dappled like the shy trout s side; This is being "countrified." What though little fit to pose In the city's ways and clothes? There is vastly more to love In the brown of Nature's glove. Health and happiness and tan Are best fashions for a man, All who near to God abide Are, In some way, "countrified." -James Buckham, in Journal of Agricul ture. A CPFflAT CORRESPONDENCE By HATTIE PRESTON RIDER (Copjrlffht, 1904, by D*Ily Story I'ub. Co.) L INA leaned back in her chair and surveyed the clearly-written sheet In her hand with dimpled amusement. "You'll answer it, of course?" ques tioned Mabel, half-enviously. "Indeed I shall," Lina responded. "Wliat'3 more, since he is kind enough to presume I have a husband, I shall tell him that worthy gentleman never dictates my correspondence. It is a long way the most, intersting tribute, Mab, that my genius has ever received.' "There's always a certain risk in friendly correspondence with a stran ger," ventured Mabel, oracularly. Lina's eyes danced. "No doubt it will wreck my domestic peace," she agreed. Then she shook her head. "This Dwight Hillman is a gen tleman, Mab. I Use him, on paper, at least. You people who see me eating steak and potatoes every day never realize how delicious it is to be regarded, once in awhile, as a creature all intellect and imagination." She stood up and stretched out her strong young arms, with a wholesome, ringing laugh. "Suppose his interest should become too personal?" Mabel suggested. "It couldn't," Lina declared. "There's the suppositious husband, you know." "Even an aci*al husband isn't always & 7'* answered it a s the writer had EARNESTLY BEGGED. a safeguard," insisted the pessimist; but Lina laughed again. "Don't croak, cara mi*. It's only a harmless lark, anyway.' So she penned her reply to the un known admirer of her literary handi craft, her eyes sparkling over her naive allusion to the imaginary husband, and her corroborative full signature, "Lina Watts Radford.'' Clever as she was in character-sketching, she did not realize how much of her own warm, shy, mirth loving personality went into that let ter. Hillman's second came with amazing promptness, so manly and respectful, with Its undercurrent of ardent interest, that Lina had two minds to put It in her private drawer, instead of filing it prim ly with her business correspondence. Rememberng Mabel's dismal prophecies, she sternly denied the leaning, But she answered It, as the writer had earnestly begged she should. That was the beginning. Before many weeks Lina found herself watching for the white messengers with a feverish ex pectancy even the crisp business mis sives of the publishers had never excited within her. Hillman had told her that he was 37, and an architect by profession. For her •elf, she avoided anything relating to her private affairs, partly from real shy ness, partly in a spirt of mischief, re membering his former allusion to her i supposed marriage. They wrote mainly of current literary matters, her own methods, plots, or proposed work. Often, too, shefound his frank criticism invalu able. The correspondence ran on for six months with blissful smoothness. Then a change crept Into Hillman's lettere. They grew constrained brier. Lina, In doubt and misery, answered as briefly. A long, nerve-racking cilence followed, broken at last by a curt note from Hill man: "1 have not written, because I could not without betraying what I should have kept. God knows I have fought It hard enough, but through this corre spondence I have grown to love you with all my strength. Forgive my con fession, and forget It In the happiness of your full life. I am going away. "D. H." The word* blurred before Lina's •tricken eyes. One fact stood out to tar lit naked accusation: she bad vlrtu ally told a falsehood, for the first time It her Ilf*. And this was her reckoning. Her fingers were like Ice as she slipped the letter into Us envelope, and laid it away. A white line grew around her lips, at sight of (ts fellows, with their clear, bold superscription, lying In the little drawer; for Lina had long sines ceased to file them with the business correspondence. A sob rose In her throat, but she choked it Mick. The truth of her heart had grown very ap parent to her in that half hour. Dull days followed, wherein her work dragged. She grew thin and pale, despite her whlpped-up interest In the healthful pursuits that had hitherto been a delight and Inspiration. No one but Mabel Rogers guessed the se cret; and. at the end of a miserable half year, Lina's people sent her, a dispirited ghost of herself, to recuper ate at Hie summer home of a friend. There, Lina protested in vain that rest and quiet were all she needed. "I don't want to be entertained," she begged; but the lady turned a deaf ear. "You're a living demonstration of my theory that thinking is injurious," she declared, flippantly. "Now, the corrective principle is stirring up, ex citement, pleasure." So she issued in vitations for a lawn party. "There's a friend of Fred's coming, to whom you should be particularly nice," said Mrs. Mayfieid, teasingly, on the evening in question. . "He doesn't dream I know it, but lie purloined a cut of you out of my Writers' Jourmal once when he was here." Lina flushed scarlet, remembering other things. She laughed a little, but with an internal sickening sense of loss, and heartily hoped the unknown pilferer of her picture might have a toothache and stay at home. He had slipped her mind entirely, when, three hours later, sweet and bewitching in her pink organdie, she stood among her friend's guests. Oh! It was all very dear of Maud. But she would have given every pretty dress she owned to be out of it and away. Past a fluffy crepe-de-ehine shoul der, presently, she saw Mrs. Mayfield piloting a tall, dark-haired, fine-look ing man directly toward her. Even then she did not recall her hostess' warning. A moment later, the group about her fell back, and Mrs. Mayfield presented her companion, whose name, however, Lina failed to catch. "Fred's friend, dear. Don't be too long getting acquainted. I want you both on the lees " said the lady as she slipped away. The stranger offered his arm, and Lina moved mechanically with him across the grass. She had caught one hasty glimpse of glowing eyes and compressed Jfps that half-frightened her; a trite speech died in her throat, and she dumply suffered herself to be led. "I'd like to know!" burst forth the stranger, impulsively, at safe distance from the others, "what is your opin ion of a man who jumps at conclu sions, and then rushes madly off with out even testing them? Miss Radford —Lina"—his voice softened with sud den, shaken gentleness—"Can you con ceive of a greater blunderer than I have been?" A swift terror took possession of Xina. Who was this—a well-dressed lunatic? or— She paused and drew away, faring him in the light of the overhanging lanterns. With a deep breath, he reached out, taking forcible possession of her hands. "God knows what I've suffered all these wretched months," he went on, unsteadily. "For it was only thia morning I learned from Mayfield what a monstrous mistake I'd made. Tell me, dear, that I shall not wake in a few minutes and find it only a mock ing dream, after all." With a smothered, hysterical cry, Lina snatched away her hands as he would have lifted them to his lips. A quick change, that cut her to the heart in spite of herself, passed over his face, leaving it white. "How dare you!" she quavered. "What are you saying to me, an utter stranger?" He stood quite still, bewildered. "When a man has written a woman such letters as mine to you, be hardly merits that title, does, he, dear?" ha asked, a trifle huskily. The lighted lawn surged round Lina. She put out one hand, grasping noth ing. "Your—letters?" she gasped; and the next instant the andaclous stranger had his arm around her, drawing her back into the frinedly shadow of the maples. "My letters, of course," he was as suring her, with a suspicious break in his laughing voice. "Why, Lina, did you not realize it was I—Dwight Hill man's self? Oh, darling! I have nol hoped in vain, have I?—though you were so cruel as to let me go on be lieving all those months that you were the wife of another!" "Go and fetch Lina and Mr. Hillman, will you, Fred?" said Mrs. Mayfield half an hour later. Her eyes danced when her husband returned, with t face of comic dismay. "You daren't! Well, Grace and Farley will do. I'm going to make Dwight a present o( that mutilated copy of the Writers' Journal." Misplaced Energy, There's tots o' sights that we'vs got to bear, An' lots of injustice, too. But quarrels, they takes a heap o' care Before you have seen 'em through. An' there's honest work It you'll look about At home and In every clime. It's a great temptation to light things out, But, feliers. we ain't got time. There's comfort slight In lha word of spite That's hur'.ed from an angry tongue An' perhaps there's Joy in a tyrant'a might Our bretliern weak among But the whole world sometimes has t* wait Because of some selfish crime, An' fightln's had among small and great 'Cause, fellers, we ain't got time. —Washington Star. Biggest Buffers In the World. At King's Cross the Great Northern railway has just Installed five sets of hydraulic buffers which are the biggest of their kind yet constructed. Each set of buffers weighs over five tons, and they wlli bring a train weighing 400 tons,anil traveling ten mlieg an bour, to rest in a space of seven feet—th* length of thy stroke of their pistons. About the only way to avoid trouble by not being bora. T The Findable God ••• ••• Sermon by the "Highway and Byway" Preacher. (Copyright, 1904, bj J. M. Kdso».) Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 21, 19A4. Text: "They sought Him with their whole desire, and He wus found of them." —II. Chror 15:15. HE quest for God Is never a fruitless one. Man has never yet sought God with persistency and devotion but that he has found mm u f II IS Him in all His gra cious mercy and The tender love, search for God need not end as does the search for the fa bled pot of gold at the end of the rain bow. or the persist ent effort to discover the fountain of perpetual youth. Ah, how vain and dis appointing is much of the struggle and search of human kind! Much seeking, but little finding! Feverish, persistent quest for fading joys and perishable pos sessions, and never realization of de sires or satisfaction of soul! It Is be cause the things sought tor are either unattainable, or, if attainable, are dis appointing and unsatisfying when gained. It is the search for the glit tering gem, which, when within the grasp, proves naught but the worthless bauble of tinsel and gilt. Search for happiness, wealth, power, business, so cial or intellectual preferment and suc cess, and when the prize is won at last, after the first delightful thrill of pos session has passed, it proves unsatisfy ing. The ideal is never attained. It. Is always just beyond the reach. But not so the search after God. God is the attainable and the satisfying reward of every hungry, seeking soul. He is the "FindahleGoii.'' Buthowmnny there are who doubt this. How many believing it, yet grow weary in their search, and fail to reach the goal of God's presence. But there are those who seek Him with their whole desire and He is found of them. Many, like Job, cried out, as they struggled through darkness and dis couragement ami suffering: "Oh that I knew where 1 might find Him!" The way seems so long. Faith's eye grows dim and the heart faint and discouraged, but at last the soul merges into the light of His presence, and God's voice is heard, even as Job came face to face with Him in the whirlwind, and heard Him speak His rebuke and pronounce His blessing. The seeker after God alw'ays comes into the Divine presence, If faith fall not and the heart turn not from its purpose. "Seek and ye shall find" was Jesus' encouraging promise. The seeker shall be rewarded, but how much is involved in the seeking! HE declaration of our text that "He (God) was found of them" has refer ence to a spiritual apprehension and ap preciation of the Divine God-head. Man may and does find God in the nature about him. God is everywhere in His universe. The efforts of the atheists and the Darwinian scientists have never succeeded in eliminating God as a Factor and Conscious Presence in the heavens and the earth which "declare His handiwork" and reveal His wis dom and power. God is found in every starry height and every retreating and shadowy depth. His presence is found upon the wide expanse of the fathomless sea; upon river, lake and sparkling rfU. The rugged mountains mark the coures of His mighty tread through the earth, and the gentle valleys display the ver dure and beauty of His omnipotent hand. The w*od* are vibrant with the life which has baen bestowed by Him. The birds In joyftil note; the insects with their busy hum or lazy swinging on the gentle breeze; the thrifty ant, with hurrbd passage through his forest jun gle of grass on definite business bent; the afl'tmal creation from the little squir rels that find their cozy home in the friendly, hospitable heart of the great tree, dr the sleek-coated gopher that burrows 'neath the mellow sod, or the rabbitj that scurry away before the in truding presence of man, and then stop long enough to raise their saucy, In quisitive heads above the tall grass and woodland flowers to watch you as you pass; up to the graceful, swift deer that takes one fleeting glance at you as you invade bis leafy arbor and then dashes away with the speed of the wind to some more secluded retreat—all, all speak of God and declare His presence In the world which He has made. T A ND man may find God all about him. He may be conscious of His pres ence. He may realize that God is every where in His nature. He may be among those who In loving appreciation hold communion with nature's Invisible forms an?t hear her speak a varying lan guage. with God as the keynote of It all. But such recognition of God, such finding of Him, is not the experience to which our text has reference. God Is to be found and known In a deeper and fuller and richer sense than this. Man's quickened Soul finds a God to Whom the nature' heart and mind of man are a complete stranger. "Who by senreh Ing can find out Cod?" The searching of the natural man will never be rewarded by that finding of God which reveals Him in His saving, cleansing, keeping, fructifying powen So the finding of God means more than the superficial, the Intellectual conception of God. It means the quickening of the heart to the deepest sense of the need of God, and the expanding and enlarging of the heart to the realities and consciousness of God. When the whole desire goes out after God, then Is He found of those thus yearning for Him. Have you found GM, or are you still a stranger to Him? And If a stranger to Him here, a stranger to him In the life to come? God may be found. He waits for the sinner to find Him In saving power; He watts for the saint to find Him in in creasing fullness and power. He Is the "Findable God," and if man finds HIM not, he alone la to blame; he has not sought Him witl the ifrbole desire. UR text introduces us to one of the bright pages of Judali's. history. It paints tor us in the colors of the glorious rainbow th* picture of a people moved by one Impulse, the deslr* to find God. The saddeet sight before the aagels, If not before man, Is that of the pereon O or nation who Is a stranger to God. Th* grandest resolve which ever moved In human breast Is the purpose to And God, and the most glorious discovery, the most blessed experience Into which the soul of man can enter Is that of find ing God. Judah under apostate and Godless kings had lost Us God. The nation was a strange,- to the !«e God, and had chosen for Itself the false gods of the heathen nations about it. They delighted to Indulge in all the licen tious pleasures of the heathen worship. They wanted to be likg the nations about them. They put worldliness before God liness, the desires of the flesh before the eternal needs of the soul. And the result was that they knew not God. But the Spirit of God, moving uj^on the heart of the young king Asa, led him to resolve to seek the Lotd. What an In fluence one life can exert! How one determined soul can encourage and help those who are weaker to choose the right! An Asa In Judah could lead a nation toward God until it could be de clared: "They sought the Lord with their whole deEire, and He was found of them." And you and I can, by seek ing God with all our hearts, not only find Him, but Inspire others with the same desire to find God and encourage them to seek with the whole heart until He Is found of them. Oh, that rul ers to-day might realize this truth, and stand courageously for righteous ness. Oh, that those in positions of trust and authority might have the spirit of Asa come upon them. Oh, that they might boldly declare their own determination to seek God and His righteousness, and might use their Influence and authority to help others to make that decision too. Oh, that In churches that are dead and cold in formalism, or poisoned with the Intoxication of pleasure and woridll ness. there might be brave, heroic, God-fearing souls who would stan.1 boldly forth and declare tile purpose to seek the Lord with the whole heart. Oh, that in the homes where God is unknown, where the things of this life shut out the things of eternity, the one who has found God 1n saving grace might stand forth and seek Him with all the heart for the salvation of the dear ones out of Christ. God would honor such seeking. Is ND to whom is He the Findable God? Are there any who may not seek and find? Verily, there are none, for God has declared that "Whosoever will may come." He waits in the early morn for the seeker after Him. He continues in His secret pavilion during the morning toil and the noon-tide heat and the after noon's unceasing activities. He watch es during the darkening of the evening hour, and He who keepeth His children neither slumbers nor sleeps through the long night. And always He waits foi the soul that is seeking Him. He sees him from afar; He hears the eager step of hope as it pushes onward; He sees the arm of faith outstretching to discover the secret retreat of God, and as it reaches higher and yet higher in its ea gerness to obtain, it feels the sure, un failing clasp of the Divine arm. God has been found. He may always be found by the seeking soul. He Is the Findable God to the sinner. No soul so vile but that It may find God and be cleansed from all its guilt. No soul so far down the pathway of sin but that it may find its way back to God. Oh, how God yearns to reveal Himself to the seek ing sinner. The father of the prodigal son rushed down to meet the returning boy when he was yet a great way off, and God always meets the seeking sinner while he is yet struggling along the pathway of repentance. No sin-sick soul ever turned from the old life to seek God but that it found the blessed Christ at the turn in the road ready to receive him and lead him toGod. And God is the Findable Goi to the saint—the regenerate, the saved soul. Ah, how often we have to seek God! So frequently comes the break In our fellowship with Him. So prone are we to fill our lives and thoughts with things.earthiy and forget the things Heavenly. We get away from God. And we must find Him again, before we can know peace of mind and joy of soul. Judah seeking God with the whole desire and finding Him is but a faithful picture of how every soul may seek and find its God. Dear soul, you who are away from God; you who have known Him; you who have felt what it was to walk in sweet fellowship with Him; turn and seek Him again with your whole desire and He will he found of you. A S EEK the Lord! But how? In prayer. God cannot be found out In the busy rush of business, out in the mad whirl of pleasure, when the heart is all cen tered in Its own affairs and its own pur suits, but God can be found as the soul withdraws itself to Its closet and there communes with God alone. David says: "My soul waiteth in silence for God only." The silence of the hour alone In earnest seeking after God brings the soul into His blessed presence. We must seek God in prayer. It Is the vital air of the Christian's life. God is lost because prayer is neglected. God may be found through seeking Him in prayer. And again, we must seek Him by a surren dered will. The sfelf-Wffled, rebellious heart never can gain the presence of God. He shuts Himself away from such, and leaves them to plunge on in the peril of their own willfulness. But the sur render of the will is not all. There must be obedience—seeking God by the path way of obedience. Do not think you are truly seeking God it you are refusing to obey His commandment. Behold Ju dah, as they seek the Lord withu their whole desire! It was a busy nation busy In obeying God. The Idols were broken down, the false altars removed, the high places destroyed. It was a na tion In obedience seeking God. Jesus de clares: "If a man love Me, he will keep My Word: and My Father will love him; and We will come unto him and make Our abode with him." Obedience, keep ing God's Word, will bring Into the presence of the Father and the Son. What Is It in your life that Is keeping you from finding your way back to God? Within your inmost heart you know what It is that has shut God away as a conscious presenoe In your Ilf*. Give it up! Obey Him and God will be found Of you, and peace afit} Joy will come to your heart and life.' Judah sought and found the Lord, and then Scripture goes on to declare that J, Jehovah gave them rest round about" It is always so. The soul that has found. God has found that rest which God alon* cat give. Will you not seek the Lor,d In prayer, In surrsn der, In obedient faith? He will be found of you! He will give yon wet! FROM IRE CML MEDLEY 07 INTERESTING GOS SIP FROM WASHINGTON. THE CAMPAIGN NOVELTIES Secretary Morton the Victim of the Cabinet Jokers—American Ships Are Manned by American Sailors—Other Items. Washington.—WUh the campaign in full operation the chairmen and secre taries of the na tional committees could start a nov elty the trinkets, but tons and devices of all kinds that are offered them as vote getters. Every four years the ingenious in ventor believes ,■ store with / H jr J that the hay-mak ing time of hia life has arrived. Campaign Novelties The managers Of for Sale. the campaign are looked upon as "good asigels," or "easy marks" to be worked with the thou sand and one schemes whose origin ators believe them irresistible in pro moting the interests of political can didates. When National Chairman Cortelyou opened up headquarters in Chicago and in New York, he already had on hand enough samples of campaign novelties to furnish a street fakir with a good outfit. Secretary Dover had a desk drawer full of these trinkets, and Assistant Secretary Coolidge found a bushel of them awaiting him in New York before the committee's headquarters were opened in that city. Chairman Taggart, of the democratic national committee, has been inundat ed with specimens of buttons, badges and other campaign devices, from a design embodying the celebrated Par ker telegram to a set of teeth supposed to represent those of President Roose velt, and to be used in exploiting the personal side of the campaign. The manufacturers of these souven irs might as well save themselves the trouble of applying to the national committees, as those bodies are not bothering with such minutiae. The popular idea that the campaign funds of the two great parties are measured by the millions has inspired the ven dors of these trinkets with the hope of finding a good market for their wares. The money at the command of the campaign committees could undoubt edly be expressed in seven figures, but it will be used lor more serious pur poses than the purchase of buttons or the publication of campaign songs The latter are a drug with the nation al committees. They fail to recognize the power of music in the rough and tumble contest at the polls. The bulk of the money used by both parties will be spent in distributing campaign literature and running a speaker's bureau which will send ora tors into every town and hamlet of tha 45 states. Joking the New Secretary. Secretary of the Navy, Paul Morton, has settled down to his new work. H* has been initiated into the cabinet and has had to stand quite a lot of chaffing at the hands of his fel low members. All the members of the cabinet anu the president him self are given to joking, and enjoy baiting each oth er. Mr. Morton, coming from Morton issues Or- big railroad ders. m c a sys tem into the man agement of the navy, is legitimate game for cabinet fun. He is advised to be very careful In issuing his orders not to get railroad and maritime terms mixed. He has been warned that when a vessel is ordered into dry dock he is not to issue an order running her into the round house. He has also been informed that first-class cruisers are not equipped with air brakes and he must govern himself accordingly in handling then. It has been suggested, also, that he must not speak of ths chief of the navigation bureau as the train dispatcher. When a commander of a vessel is relieved from sea duty he Is not to be complimented on the run he has made. A score or more of such good-humored Jokes have been leveled at the new secretary, who has met them in good spirit and retaliated upon the humorists. He says a suc cessful railroader can run the navy as well as a lawyer or congressman. The new secretary has brought to his work all his habits of industry, and already has mastered the details of his office. He has been broken in by President Roosevelt, who has in vited him to join In one of tbe cele brated presidential cross country walks. This happened the day after the president returned from Oyster Bay, and although Mr. Morton Is somewhat of an athlete, he has found excuses ever since when the president has suggested a tramp in the country. Personnel of the Navy. One thing that has been very grati fying to Secretary Morton has been the discovery that In Its personnel the United States navy is thorough ly A m e r i c an There is now not more than five per cent, of tlj* en listed men in the navy who are not citizens of the United States. This I* a great change In the last .-vi . tew years. Aa No Foreigner* Want- ] a te as 1890 50 per ed ' cent, of the en listed men in the navy were aliens. It la probable that an order wilt soon be Issued by the secretary of the navy which will prevent the enlistment of any more foreigners. This order has already been prepared and it raadi: IWY Si! "Hereafter no aliens will be enlisted In the naval service of the United States except those who may be en titled to reenllstment under the pro visions of law relating to continuous service, and excepting also Asiatics on the Asiatic station, who may be enlist ed on the messman branch to fill va cancies, but not to serve elsewhere than on that station." Naval officers attribute the high effi ciency of the gunners and all enlisted men In the navy to their being natives of the United States. It is now the legitimate boast that the American sailors are the moBt intelligent men of that class In the world. They are not mere machines, but are capable of mastering the most Intricate mechan ism of a modern war vessel and Us armament, and, if occasion requires, of executing their duties intelligently without the orders of their superior officers. Most of the American sailors of to* day are recruited from the inland states. A high official of the depart ment is authority for the statement that the best men of the navy coni* from the farms of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. For years the sec retaries of the navy have endeavored to better the condition of the enlisted men, and this has been accomplished by legislation and by new regulations. The food nerved Is more varied and better than formerly, and more Inter est Is taken In the physical and moral condition of the men. Qymnaslum* and libraries have been established at naval stations and on board ships wherever practicable. Annoying Turkish Affair. The "terrible Turk" continues to b* one of the annoying features in our ._ foreign relations. The administra I tion at times loses I all patience with I the prevarication, | indifference and evasion of the ,rr sultan and his government. Tho MW United States has 'll been treated with indifference and . disc r 1 m i n a t e d H against by the Ot tomon emplrs. There are hun dreds of thou sands of dollars' worth of claims for damages done to Americans and Amer ican interests whose justice has been admitted by the sultan and his minis ters, but the payment of which has been refused or deferred until patience has ceased to be a virtue. Minister Lelshman has labored bard to secure the adjustment of these trou blesome questions, but has been put off with ono excuse or another and ha* never been able to secure a personal interview with the sultsn. Secretary of State Hay sent instructions a year ago that the minister should demand the same privileges for American citi zens and institutions as had been con ceded, to France, Russia, Germany and other nations. In his lettor of instruc tions he declared that the president was greatly surprised that former messages and demands had been de layed and had little influence upqn the sultan. Minister Lelshman is inclined to at tribute the delay in the settlement of these claims to the unsettled condition of Turkish affairs, owing to complica tions arising out of the Macedonian trouble. He is convinced, however, that longer delay in the use of some drastic means of forcing the attention of the sultan would be useless. These questions are being seriously consid ered by the president and his secre tary of state, and were it not for the fear that the action might be misin terpreted at home United States war vessels would long ago have been dis patched into Turkish waters, prepared to bring about a settlement of thes* questions and an absolute guarantee that American lives and property wonld be respected Iff the future. fAV. 0> y5'"i , ] Bringing Him to Time. A New Town on the Map. Just now the democrats are puzzled over the pronunciation of Esopus, the home of Judge Parker. Ex-Sena tor Towne of Min nesota, now of New York and a leader in Tamma ny, is a stickler for Hie classic* and thinks that a more elegant pro nunciation than that commonly given this word should be adopl c 3 a, ed. Trying to Pronounce Esopus. word as I hear It spoken by the major ity of people," he says. " 'E-soap-ua' Is not a pretty word and la suggestive of 'soap,' which Is not real nice con nected with the campaign. Then there is the pronunciation given by Mr. Dooley and which some of our Hiber nian friends father favor when they speak of 'E-soop-us.' For my part, 1 think the accent should be on tbe first syllable and campaign classicists should Insists that public speakers re fer to It as 'Ess-o-pus.' " The name, of the town, it Is said, is of Indian derivation, but the Inhabi tants of that section of New York, and Judge Parker himself, pronounce It with the accent decidedly on the sec ond syllable, bringing out the broad "o." It promises to become a histor ical place and as well known to demo cratic pilgrims as was the little town of Canton, O., to republican enthusi asts In 1896 and 1900. "1 do not like tho sound of the Talking Shop. "Will you ohfect if I talk shop?" ventured the handsome young trolley car conductor, who was sitting on the sofa With pretty Mildred McHemlng way. "Why, 1 don't think I shall," she murmured. Being thus encouraged, tbe collector o| fares, not in his everyday blatant tone, but In the softest whisper, said: "Move up closer, please."—Brooklyn Ufe. You Never Know. "You say your daughter plays noth ing but classical music?" "Yes," answered Mrs. Cumrox. "Yoq see it's safer. People aren't nearly so likely to notice mistakes."—Washington Star, TORTURING PAIN. ItU Thl» Man's fiufleringi Would Hat* Killed Many • Person, But Doan's Cured Him. A C. Sprague, stock dealer, of A Normal, 111., writes \ two whole years I was doing I nothing but buying medi cines to cure my kidneys. I do MRg. not think that For any man eve.r Buffered as I did and lived. Thu pain in my back bad that I could not sldep at A.C. stbaocb. iraa so night. I could not ride a liorso, and sometimes was unable even to ride in a car. My condition was critical when I sent for Doan's Kidney Pills. I used three boxes and they cured me. Now I can go anywhere and do as lmieh as anybody. I sleep well and feel no dis comfort at all." A TRIAL FREE—Address Foster Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N, Y, For 6ale by all dealers. Price, 50 cents. Doctoring in Ireland. A physician in the outof-the-way corners of Ireland has many oppor tunities to laugh, though hi* amuse ment must be mingled with anxiety, for hts Ignorant patients do strange things. They have great faith in the doctor, a superstitious faith In his drugs and appliances, but they often make non-sense of his orders. Mr. Michael MacDonagh, In his "Irish Life and Character," gives some instances of Irish simplicity in dealing with the physician. A dispensary doctor once prescribed two pills for a Bick laborer, which he sent by the man's wife in a small box,, bearing the direction: "The whole to be taken immediately." On visiting the patient a little later, the doctor was surprised to find that the Pills had not helped him. He asked the man's wife if she had given him the medicine. "I did, doctor," replied she, "but maybe the lid hasn't come off yet." The sick man had swallowed box and all. Mrs. Murphy's husband was ex tremely ill, and she consulted the phy sician. "I'm sorry, madam," he said grave ly, "but your husband is dying by inches." "Well," she said with an air of hopeful resignation, "wan good thing is, me poor man is six feet t'ree In his stockin' feet, so he'll lasht some time yet." An Irishman, who had sent for the doctor for the first time in his life, watched with astonishment while the physician took his clinical thermome ter from its case, slipped it under the patients armpit, and told him to keep It there a second or two. Mike lay still, almost afraid to breathe, but when the doctor removed the thermometer, he drew a long breath and exclaimed: "Ah. I do feel a dale better already, sor!" "What a beautiful lawn you have?" "Yes," answered Mr. Nlgley's wife, "my husband keeps it that way." "He must be very industrious." "Yes. He never misses a day with his. lawn mower; although I could scarcely get him to touch It until the neighbors began to complain about tbe noise it made."—Washington Star. Patterson Pete—I dreamt last night dat I had a million dollars. Stacked Oates—Did yer enjoy It? Patterson Pete—Nit! I wuz sued for breach of promise, operated on for appendicitis an' mentioned fer de vice-presidency 'fore I'd even got it counted.—Judge. Jobberwotf—A friend of mine pat ented a device that enables a girl to practice on two pianos at the same time. Fuzzywuz—Did he make any thing out of it? Jobberwok—lie nade a move out of town on the strength of it. His neighbors threat ened to mob him.—Philadelphia in quirer. "Why did you marry your divorce! wife again? Old love comes back" "No. By the time I paid her alimony I had nothing to live on, and so I mar ried her for her money."—Judge. AS EASY. Meeds Only a Little Thinking. The food of childhood often decides whether one is to grow up well nour ished and healthy or weak and sickly from Improper food. It's Just as easy to be one as the oth er, provided we get a proper start A wise physician like the Denver Doctor who knew about food, can ac complish wonders, provided the patient is willing to help and Wilt eat 'only proper food. Speaking of this case the Mother said her little four-year-old boy was suffer ing from a peculiar derangement of tho stomach, liver and kidneys and his feet became so swollen he couldn't take a step. ''We called a Doctor Who said at once we must be very careful as to his dlst, a* Improper food was th* *nly cause of his sickness. Sugar espe cially, he forbid. "So the Dr. made up a diet and th* principal food he prescribed was Grape Nuts and the boy, who was very fOnd of sweet things, took the Grape-Nuts readily without adding any sugar. (Dr. explained that the sweet In Grape-Nuts Is not at all like cane or heet sugar but Is the natural sweet of the grains.) "We saw big Improvement inside a few daya and now Grape-Nuts are al most his only food and he Is ogee more a healthy, happy, rosy-cheeked young ster with every prospedt to grow up into a strong healthy man." Nam* given by Poet urn Oo., Battle Creek, Mich The sweet In Grape-Nut* Is the Na ture-sweet known as Post Sugar, not digested In the liver like ordinary sugar, but predigested. Feed the young sters a handful of Grape-Nuts when Nature demands sweet and prompts them to call for sugar. There's a reason. Get the little book "The Reed to WellvUle" In etch pkg.