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By ELI D. AKE. IRON'TON. MISSOURI You can hire bouse builders, but roust marry borne builders. Anybody could match up soul mates if neither side was particular. If In addition to enacting new laws we were to enforce those we bare al ready it might help materially. ' It has been discovered that Pharaoh bad toothache and the gout No won der the Israelites fled from him. It Is proposed in Denmark to send an expedition to teach the Eskimos to fish. Are they as hopeless as that? ' As a hazardous occupation, sitting on a keg of powder while smoking . a pipe isn't to be compared with raising tobacco in Kentucky. The discovery of an angie worm in a glass of milk might have been a com forting reminder to that Detroit man that it will soon be time to go fishing. Wellesley college's professor or rhetoric says playing bridge whist Is a mental chewing gum for girls. This Involves some siretch of the imagina tion. By the time China has armed and drilled a few hundred thousand more men perhaps it will bs able to talk the language of. modern diplomacy fluently. Why does the average person put the stocking on the left foot first? Probably for the same reason that most people remove the right boot first. Habit. A New York man wandered away from home nnd forgot where he livetl. Not every New Yorker, however, say3 the Chicago Daily News, has such a pleasant experience. After all the encomiums handed to "the man behind the gun" it is a shock to learn that our naval marksmanship at Santiago was bad. Still, it an swered every purpose. The action of the New York man who asked to be chloroformed, admit ting that he has outlived his useful ness, seems an admission that he Is too lazy to do the job himself. Persons who do the loudest com plaining against the length of the win ter and the cold weather in general are usually those who had hay fever tast fall and prayed for an early frost. Mitzel Morok, the loop-the-loop girl, heroine of a thousand thrilling whirls, has been killed while in the domestic rt of nourlne: a cut) of tea. thus again proving how dangerous it Is to be alive. That Is, Archbishop Ireland does not believe in war, but if there must be war he thinks it wise and proper to be prepared to knock the tar out of the other fellow. Any fallacy in the doctrine? Philadelphia is beginning to talk about celebrating the two hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of her found ing next October, and Mayor Reyburn recommends that the old home week Idea be adopted. The question "Shall army officers wear corsets?" will not down, and fat ones are becoming alarmed at the prospect. Possibly some of them wouldn't be so corpulent had they been "straight laced" early in life. The heiresses who married titles and went abroad to live in the splen dor of old world aristocracy are com ing home. They Beem to have lost all their desire for the aristocracy, and, Incidentally, a good many of their dol lars. In a recent bulletin from the Uni versity of California is given a sum mary of the evidence prepared by Prof. J. D. Whitney to show that the famous Calaveras skull, found In a miner's shaft in Bald Hill, near Alta ville, probably came from a cave used by the Indians for burial purposes. The mayor of Cincinnati wants wom en in that city debarred from operat ing automobiles. He says that the only machines women should run are sewing machines. To this, remarks the Baltimore American, the women will retort that it is just like a mean man to leave them the work, while he takes all the fun. It has heen supposed that smoking makes such slaves of its victims that they rarely seek to lighten the yoke. National figures in regard to the to bacco industry Indicate the contrary. When the financial panic of last Octo ber appeared, the production of cigars decreased 146,000,000 In a Bingle month, and. In December dropped off to the extent of another 100,000,000. The manufacture of cigarettes was also greatly lessened. There was evi dently a desire to economize, if not to break off the habit Or perhaps it was a turning to the seductive pipe. The wife of the Indiana editor who makes a two-column appeal In her bus band's paper for bis nomination to a state office has a heart In the right place, but her editorial "we" has its embarrassing and confusing sugges tions, remarks the Indianapolis Star. "Our husband," "our vow at the mar riage altar," "we are with him," "we will work for him," etc., are phrases carrying a Utah-like flavor that might mislead the unwary. But , what does the . literary form matter? The lady, she's all tight. ,A Pennsylvania man who had to give: up his warm bed to his mother-in-law anl change to the spare room has brought suit for divorce. Any body who has occupied the spare room on a winter night would ordinarily sympathize with this martyr to hos pitality, but he' happens to be a wealthy oil producer, and might have bought an oil stove and got . along. Usually, too, remarks the Baltimore American, men blame their mothers-in-law for making things too warm for them. The Pennsylvania man Is MOBS LYNCH TWO BOTH WERE TAKEN FROM THE ARRESTING OFFICERS. NEGRO SLAYS 12-YEAR CLD BQ. Body of African Who Criminally As saulted White Woman Has Not Yet Been Found. Wesson, Miss. John Burr, a young negro, was lynched near here Sunday by about 30 men for the murder of a 12-year-old white boy. Saturday night, according to Burr's confession and the story of an eye witness, he was fishing in a mill pond, when Karl Smith, the 12-year-old son of J. W. Smith, a planter, approached and began a conversation. Burr was an employe of Smith's father and he said to the boy: "Look up, look at the bird." As young Smith gazed skyward. the negro shot him in the back of the head with a shotgun. Burr threw the boy's body into the mill, pond with a shot gun. Burr threw the boy's body into the mill pond and fled, but was captured by officers and was on his way to jail when Just as tho Sabbath dawned a party of about 30 men took the prisoner away from the officers. The negro was quickly hanged from a tree and several shots were fired to hasten his death. . Convict Assaults Woman. Mobile, Ala. Walter Clayton, a ne gro, who was serving time at the stockade of the Hand Lumber Co., foi manslaughter, late Saturday after noon criminally assaulted Mrs. Jo seph White, aged 20 years, and was lynched by a mob of 75 men outside the limits of Bay Minette Saturday night The assault occurred at the wom an's home, six miles belcw Loxley. Clayton entered the house, it is said, and choked Mrs. White into submis sion. The negro returned to the con vict camp, where he was arrested late Saturday night. The negro told the officers not to take him back to the scene, as he committed it, and it was not necessary to have him identified. Two officers hurried him to Bay Mi nette, county seat of Baldwin county. As they approached the jail, 75 men came from behind a fence and took charge of the negro, dragging him and the deputy 75 yards before it was dis covered the men were handcuffed to gether. The deputy was then re leased and the negro carried away. The negro's body has not yet been found. Divorce Epidemic in Family. Ottumwa, la. Married life has not gone well with William Carnes and his sons, Samuel and Charles, of this city. All three will appear in di vorce proceedings at the April term of the district court, and the father and one son, Samuel, have given up all hope of marital bliss 'after a sec ond trial. Death Due to Shock. Bellefontaine, O. The remains of Miss Mary Palmer of Dayton, who was drowned by a skiff overturning in the Miami river, were brought to this city. Dr. H. E. Palmer, the father, gives it as his opinion that his daughter died from heart failure caused by the shock of the cold wa ter. She was an excellent swimmer. Youth Beaten to Death. Dayton, O. Charles Comer Sangle of Lima, who was beating his way on a Big Four train, fell from a car to a street crossing and both legs and arms were mangled. In a dying state ment at the hospital, he said he was knocked from the car by a detective, who used a blackjack. Reinstated and Gets $2,386. Youngstown, O. An alternative writ of mandamus was issued against the officials of the city compelling the payment of $2,380.16 to George B. Moyer, a city detective, who was sus pended from the police force for two years and then reinstated by the su preme court. 8nuff Thrower Ducked, Newark, O. Rodney McCullom of Granville was given a ducking in the creek by Denison students, because he had blown snuff in the town hall while a literary contest was in prog ress. Every one was set sneezing and coughing and it nearly broke up the meeting. Match Destroys Forest, . Woodbury, N. J. By the dropping of a match by a wood chopper,' 20 acres of woodland, belonging to J. M. Nelson, J. C. Brooks and the es tate of Jarvis Pedrlck, on the Center ton road, were burned over. Gives $10,000 to Church, Bridgeport, Conri. The will of Charles M. Minor was offered for pro bate. The estate is valued at $10,000 and it Is left entirely to the Congr gational church. Negro Sues Congressman. Washington Representative Thom as Hefiin of Alabama was made the defendant In a suit for $20,000 dam ages filed In the district court by Louis' Lundy, the negro with whom the congressman had an altercation on a street car on March 27 last. Veteran Found Dead, Rifle In Hand. Mason City, la. Jacob F. Church, old soldier and pioneer citizen, was, found dead in bed with a rifle grasped In his hands. It is thought that he committed suicide. Boom Pound for Mayor. Chippewa Falls, Wis. Former Gov ernor Thad C. Pound, one of the most prominent ' figures In Wisconsin for half a century, Is being urged to run for mayor of this city. Despite, his age, the former executive of. Wiscon sin may consent to make the run. Her Love Worth $500,000. Cincinnati John M, Gorman, for mer telegraph operator, now a million aire, was sued for $500,000, on the ohargo of alienating the affections of the wife of a clerk, Harry Rensch. f fl II m77(vt J i j&72rranott J HI A jffffrj) E1 I (fair) LfJ RICH FARMER SLAIN POSSE SCOURS WOODS AND RA VINES NEAR VIENNA, MO., VICTIM DECOYED AND ASSASSINATED Sum of $300 Then Is Stolen After His Residence Is Ransacked Bloodhounds Are Sent to the Scene, Vienna, Mo. A. J. Curtis, one of the wealthiest farmers of Mar ies county, was decoyed outside his home near here Tuesday night and assassinated. There is no clew to the identity of the slayer, although it was believed at first robbery was the mo tive of the crime. Bloodhounds were telephoned for to Jefferson City Wednesday and a mes sage from Attorney John G. Slate there says they will be sent at once. Meanwhile a posse is scouring the woods and ravines around the farm of the murdered man, in the hope of cap turing the assassin, who is believed to be in hiding. It is said he cannot escape. Attorney Slate was formerly pros ecutor of this county. $300 Stolen From Home. After Mr. Curtis had been called outside he was killed by a charge of buckshot His house then was ransacked smd $300 taken. Curtis was a nrominynt and well-to- do citizen, without enemies so far as known. It was known that he was in the habit of keeping considerable sums at his house. Vienna is an Inland town, remote frnm tho railroads It is reached eith er by he Rock Island on the north or by the Frisco on the south. ELECTRIC GUN A NEW PERIL. Throws Shells 300 Miles at Rate of SO Each Minute. London Oovernmest ordnance ex perts have reported confirming the claim bv W. S. Simpson, a well- known metallurgist, that the lat ter has Invented an electric cannon capable of throwing a projectile 300 miles. "The gun will revolutionize naval construction," says Col. Maule, one of the foremost of the authorities en gaged in the still pending tests of the weapon. "It will force the abandon ment of armor and make speed the prime requisite in fighting vessels." The weapon develops a velocity of 30,000 feet per second, and the experts also support Simpson's assertion that it will discharge 50 Bhells of 500 pounds each minute. It will likewise throw one projectile a long and a sec ond a short distance. The basic 'force being electricity, the discharge is without flash, smoke or recoil. Kinsman Declared Insane. Warren, O. Alfred Kinsman, broth er of Senator Thomas Kinsman, was pronounced' insane here by ,a jury in the common pleas court. He was charged with the murder of George Birrell. Wolves Attack Cattlemen. Austin, Tex. Packs of lobo wolves are killing many cattle In the north western part of this county. Several of the animals attacked Ben Wiraber- ley and P. C. Boyce, ranchmen of that section, while they were , out rounding up cattle. The men saved themselves by climbing trees. 8chool Building Completed, Frederick, Okla. There has just bea completed a modern three-story school building here, costing $26,000, which will be occupied by 700 pupils. Hunter's Body Found. Billings, Mont. News of the find ing of the body of Frank Blank, s Red Lodge man who disappeared last summer while In Northern Wyoming, reached here. The body was found In an unfrequented spot only a short distance from where the hunters bed their camp. : v Paris Locks Out 150,000. ,. Paris A gigantic lockout affecting 150,000 masons, bricklayers and al lied workmen In the building trades went Into effect here. , SCORES HURT IN RACE RIOT. Police Charge Laborers Who Attack Italians at Hammerstein Building. Philadelphia, Pa. In a race riot at the Hammerstein opera house site, in which more than a thousand men participated, one man was shot and scores were injured by flying clubs and stones. The factions were composed of Irish, negroes and Italians. The Ital ians were looking for work, and the men of the other nationalities accused them of offering to work too cheaply. The police reserves were called out and a cordon of 40 men was thrown about the scene of the fracas to keep order throughout the day. So serious did the affray become during the morning hours that it was necessary for the police to form a fly ing wedge and charge into the ranks of the fighters. The contractors on the opera house had advertised for men and about 3,000 had gathered, negroes making up the greater part of the throng. While the crowd was awaiting the contract ors' orders a party of about ,100 Ital ians advanced also In search of work. One Italian's head was so crushed that he probably will die. ANARCHY REIGNS IN HAYTI. Dispute in Government Leads to Con dition and Bloodshel Imminent. Paris A special dispatch received here Wednesday from Port Au Prince, Hayti, says that the situa tion there is extremely grave and that complete anarchy prevails. A dispute is said to have arisen be- twsen Gen. Jules Coicou, chief of the military district of Port Au Prince, and Camilla Gabriel, nephew of Pres ident Nord, as to their respective pow ers in coping with the situation. The dispatch further declares that American warships are preparing to land troops. Inquest Over Stevens' Death. San Francisco, Cal. An inquest was held Tuesday afternoon in the death of Durham White Stevens, the diplomat, who was shot by the Korean, In Whan Chang. Coroner Leland asked Chang If he cared to make any statement: ' "Certainly not," replied the assassin's lawyer. The jury re turned a -verdict formally charging Chang with murder. Finds Gold on His Farm. Watertown, S. D. Four nuggets of gold about the size of a bean were brought into town by A. 3: Kidder, who picked them up on his farm ten miles northeast of Watertown. That free gold existed east of here has been known for a long time, but these were the largest specimens ever brought to the notice of local experts. Tangles With Live Wire. ' Chickashai, Okla. Le Roy Maxiflr, assistant cashier of the Citizens' Na tional bank here, had another mixup with a live wire. While driving through an alley a wire fell on the horse, but the wire was insulated and no damage was done. A few months ago Mr. Maxey bad a horse killed and received a severe shock himself by an electric wire. Mine May Be Their Grave. Hanna, Wyo. Preparations are be ing to open the Union Pacific Coal Co.'s mines Nos. 2 and 3, and to seal mine No. 1 with Its scores, of dead who were killed In the two explosions a week ago. V - Fights Fire with Gasoline. Oskaloosa, la. Mistaking a cup of gasoline for water and pouring It over her apron to extinguish flames that had caught in the garment, Mrs. Geo. Yannlng of Mlllersburg was burned to death. Expels Fifty for April Lark. Columbia, S. C. Fifty members of the junior class at Clemson college were expelled and It is probable 200 sophomores and freshmen will be dis missed for having left the campus without leave "on an April-fool lark.' Lockjaw Kills Child, - Plainfield, Wis. Debs, the 11 year- old son of E. T. Bentley of this city, died of lackjaw. The boy accidental ly shot himself" in the hand last Sat urday while playing with a revolver. Locklaw set in, resulting; fatally. ' NEWS OF CONGRESS DOINGS OF PEOPLE'S REPRESEN TATIVES AT WASHINGTON. BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED Concise Report of Measures Intro duced and What Action U Taken on Them. Liability Act Reported. Washington The house committee on the Judiciary Saturday presented to the house .the majority report of the committee commending the pass age of the Sterlin employers' liability act as finally amended in the commit tee.. Representatives Littleflcld' (Me.), Bannon (O.) and Parker (W. Va.) submitted a minority report, In which they - declared unconstitutional the clause Incorporated by the committee governing the recovery of damages by injured employes. This clause Is so drawn that an employe suing an employer shall have deducted by the jury the amount of damages sustained a sum equal in percentages to his own contributory negligence. That is to say that the employe sues for $10,- 000, and tho jury finds that his negli gence was 90 per cent to blame for the accident the employe can still re cover from the employer $1,000. Minister for Each Republic. - Washington In recognition of tfca growing Importance of the United States' relations with South America, the house csmmittee on foreign af fairs. In reporting the diplomatic and consular bill, through Chairman Cous ins, provided for a separate American minister to each of the five republics, thus affording the United States an in dividual representative In every American country. The total appro priation carried by the bill is $3,520, 283, an increase of $306,130 over the appropriation for the current fiscal year, which is intended to provide for rent allowance and office furnishings for American consulates, in accord ance, with the reports of Inspectors. Army to Get $100,000,000. Washington The army appropria tion was completed by the senate com mittee on military affairs and will be reported to the senate on Monday. It will carry about $15,000,000 more than was provided in the bill as it passed the house, making a total of approx imately $100,000,000. One item of about $10,000,CC3 was included to Increase the pay of the army revenue cutter service and ma rine corps,' but excluded enlisted men of the navy, in accordance with the provisions of the bill as passed by the house. For the joint maneuvers of the reg ular army and the organized militia, $1,000,000 is appropriated. About $5, 000,000' has been made in the appro priation for the transportation of troops and the purchase and repair of the ships to be used as army trans ports. The houte adopted an amend ment which would bar officers of the regular army from taking part in the annual rifle contest, and the senate committee struck this out. SENATOR DAVIS FINED $25. More Trouble Feared as Sequel to " Little Rock Street Fight. Little Rock, Ark. United States Senator1 Jefferson Davis was fined $25 in police court Wednesday morn ing on a charge of disturbing the peace. The charge of carrying weap ons was dismissed. Tho senator ap peared In court with his head ban daged. At the same time Thomas E., Helm, deputy prosecuting attorney, was in a Justice court to be tried on the charge of aBsault and battery. There Is danger of more fighting, as the situation is strained to the break Ing point. Many witnesses testified that Davis ran to his office, after hav ing been assaulted by Helm, got a large army and navy revolver and re turned to the scene looking for Helm, declaring he desired to get. a shot at him. Witnesses also testified that the senator cursed much. Prince Helle to Return to Paris. Now York Prince Heyie de Sa- gan announced Tuesday that he de Sagan announced Tuesday that he will sail for France on La Provence on April 9, and that Mme. Gould and her . children will return to Europe just as soon as she recovers from an attack of bronchitis, with which she was overcome while visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Morse at the Hotel St. Regis on Monday. Gives $50,000 te Church. Marlon, O. Mrs. Anna Harkness, widow of Stephen V. Harkness of New York, has given the Methodist church of Caledonia $50,000, to erect a new building, which is to be a me' morial for the mother of the donor. Sleeps with Lamp in Hand. Chardon,' O. While reading with a paper in one band and a lamp In the other, Clinton Goodwin of Clarldon fell asleep. The lamp, dropping from his grasp, exploded and, breaking. scattered oil on his feet, which were severely burned. , Both Legs Cut Off. Morris, Minn. Joseph Schroeder, about 40 years old, a Great Northern section foreman, was knocked down by an engine and run over, cutting off both legs just above the knees. Seize Thief and Load of Iron. Gloucester City, N. J. Four men were discovered leaving the old iron works at Gloucester plant with a wagon laden with about 4,000 pounds of Iron. Chief Goan gave chase' and the wagon and one of the men were captured In Camden. Fatal 8klrmish in Arizona. , Douglas, Ariz. Ranger Jeff Kidder is reported perhaps fatally Injured and three Mexican officers killed or injured -s the result of a battle at Naco. Aria. p NEWS OF MISSOURI i 'I!!.'. II - - II Rules In Railroad Cases, Kansas City Judge Smith McPher son, In the federal court here decid ed that he has full jurisdiction over both the maximum freight rates and the c passenger fare cases in Mis souri. In other words, he holds in favor of the railroads and against the state or the question of Jurisdiction. Lower Assessment Asked. Jefferson City A committee of the State Bankers' Association, including A. O. Wilson Of St. Louis, waited oa the state board of equalization and re quested a reduction of bank stock as sessment for taxable purposes. They think it should be assessed at 50 cents. The committee pointed out that the average assessment of real estate In Missouri is 26 per cent, live stock 3C per cent and merchandise 40 per cent. Heir to English Millions. Kansas City Word has been re ceived by friends of Miss Joanna Pom fret, formerly of this city, that she Is In all probability one of the heirs of the Pomlfret millions bound up In English estates. Miss Pomfret is now In Chicago, and has placed her claim with other heirs for the money. State Balance $2,106,262. Jefferson City State Treasurer Gmelich reports a balance in the treas ury at the close of business Tuesday of $2,106,202.88. Feb. 29 the balance was $2,203,094.89. Receipts Suring March were $294,712.60 and disburse ments $391,544.60. Earnings of the Missouri penitentiary were $22,562.90 and disbursements for that institu tion $24,410.54. Receipts from the sale of automobile licenses make a good road fund of $14,767. Nominating Petitions Filed. Jefferson City Nine nominating pe titions were filed April 2. Five of these, coming from St. Louis City, Ray and Linn counties, were filed by Nova Winters for railroad and ware house commissioner. James Ellison, for the Kansas City court of appeals, filed three, which came from Adair, Clay and Clinton counties, and Nat Shelton filed one from Marlon county for the supreme court. Farmer Slain and Robbed, Vienna A. J. Curtis, a prosperous farmer residing near Vienna, was de coyed from his home and slain by an unknown man armed with a shotgun. Robbery is thought to have been the motive, as several hundred dollars Curtis was known to carry on his per-, son is missing. Frost Misses Peaches. Columbia Prof. J. C. Whitten of the ttate horticultural department states that the frost of April 1 had not damaged the peach crop at all. The danger period may come later, be, said, but the crop is, safe so far. Hon. George B. Ellis, secretary of the state bbard of agriculture, said: "The reports we have at hand indicate that the crop is safe. I do not think the frost lid material damage." Two Held for Kidnaping Child. Jefferson City Gov. Folk honored a requisition from the governor of Kansas for the return to Galena, that state, of Stewart Wheeler and Sophia Caughenbaugh, who are charged with kidnaping Vivian Caughenbaugh, 12 years old, from her guardian, J. F. Powell. They are under arrest at Jop lin. Pardon of Smiths Asked. Poplar Bluff Audrey Russell of Poplar Bluff and other citizens here have secured more than 600 names to a petition to Gov. Folk, asking that the Smiths, found guilty of peonage, be pardoned. The signers assert that the presence of the Smiths "here is necessary to the commercial activity of Southeast Missouri. Auditor Wilder's Statement. Jefferson City Auditor Wilder's re port for March shows the state's dis bursements to have beeh $391,544.61, with the . receipts $294,712.60, an ex cess of $96,832.01 in disbursements over receipts. Fruit Growers Fear Losses. St. James Peach and pear orchards were in full bloom up to April 1, when a crust one-half inch thick froze on the soft wet ground and fruit growers fear the crop Is lost. Morasch Jury Disagrees. Kansas City The jury in the case of Mrs. Sarah Morasch, charged with killing 4-year-old Ruth Miller, who died from- the effects of eating pois oned candy, announced that It was unable to agree upon a verdict and was discharged. . It is understood that the jury stood eight for conviction and four for acquittal. , Methodists Favor Prohibition. Mokane The Mexico district con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, In session here, passed a temperance resolution Indorsing statewide prohibition, and adjourned to hold lis annual meeing In Mont gomery next year. The conference embraces the counties of Montgom ery, Audrain, Boon and Calloway, Howard County Goes Dry. Fayette At the local option elue tlon Howard county went dry by a majority of 210. Biles Denied a Rehearing. Jefferson City Division No. 2 of the supreme court (refused to give a re hearing in the case of A. C. Biles, alias Frank Daly. Biles was sentenced two weeks ago by the court to be hanged In St. Louis on April 3 for the murder Of Engineer Harvey. .' State Treasurer's Statement. ; Jefferson City The statement ' sub mitted to Gov. Folk by State Treasur er Umellch shows a balance to the credit of the state March 31 of $2 -106.2C2.88. ' ' DO NT LIKE LITTLE STRANGER. Did Evsr Youngster Welcome Advsnt of Little Brother or SIsterT The mothers were talking shop. "When little Harold came," said the flrst mother, "his older brother Regi nald was very curious about him. " 'Yes, Reggie, dear," I told him, the little baby is a Washington's birthday present to us from the angels.' "He frowned in thoughtful silence. Then he said: " 'Well, mamma, if we wrap him up carefully and put him away and don't use him, we can give him to some body else next Washington's birthday,, can't wer". - The other mothers smiled anoU Sighed. The second said: "On the ep advent of my little Miriam, Hannah, our five-year-old, was taken upstairs by the cook to see the newcomer. "Hannah looked her little sister over sternly. Then, turning to the cook,, she said: " 'Jane, you can keep that In the kitchen.''" ' Again the mothers smiled and sighed', and nodded sadly. "Yes, It Is always so." they said. 8KIN TROUBLES CURED. First Had Itching Rash Threatened! Later With Blood-Poison In Leg Relied on Cutlcura Remedies. , "About twelve or fifteen years ago' I had a breaking-out, and It Itched,, and stung so badly that I could not. have any peace because of It Three-' doctors did not help me. Then I used, some Cutlcura Soap, Cutlcura Oint ment, and Cutlcura Resolvent and: began to get better right away. They cured me and I have not been bothered! with the Itching since, to amount to anything. About two years ago I had la grippe and pneumonia which', left me with a pain In my side. Treat ment ran It Into my leg, which then: swelled and began to break out. The doctor was afraid It would turn to blood-poison. I used his medicine- but It did no good,- then I used the Cutlcura Remedies three times and! cured the breaking-out on my leg. J. F Hennen, Milan, Mo., May 13, 1907." A Good Point. The critic Is often bard put as he stands between the work he Is asked, to pass judgment upon and Its com plaisant creator. ' He cannot always' get off bo well as did the critic men tioned In the Baltimore American. , "There are some consistent features; of nature In this rural landscape," he said, as he scrutinized the picture. "What are they?" asked the anxious. artist. "The brow of the hill, which, I see;. Is placed above the mouth of tba stream," was the Illuminating answer- Youth's Companion. Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine? wash goods when new, owe much of.' their attractiveness to the way they are laundered, this being done in a. manner to enhance their textile been ty. Home laundering would be equal ly satisfactory If proper attention wasi given to starching, the first essential: being good Starch, which has sufficient: strength to stiffen, without thickening; the goods. Try Defiance Starch and you will be pleasantly surprised at the-. Improved appearance of your work. Gazetteer Humor. Many specimens of unconscious hu mor are received by the editors of that monumental work, the new Imperial Gazetteer of India. A district - was-, said to be "an extensive rolling plain,, consisting of alternate ridges of bare Btony hills and narrow fertile valleys."" An interesting Item of natural .history was afforded by the remark, "the buf falo differs from the cow in giving a., milk which is richer In fat, in voice,, and in having no hump." London Globe. . Statb o Ohio, Citt or Tolido, !' Lbcab Coutt. f PfuvK J. Cubnbt makes oath that he ! senlof Eartaer of the firm of F. J. Cuknkt & Co., dulug. uslness in the City of Toledo. County sud Stale. . aforesaid, and that aald firm will pay tha sum ot ONK HUNOHEU DOLLARS for each and every ease of Catabbh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catabbs Cubs. FRANK J. CHENEY-. Sworn to Before me and subscribed tu my preseace, this 6lh day of December, A. O., 1SH0. . , A. W.GLEAS0N, ' liiif NotabyPublio.: Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken lntarnslly and mctm. directly on tho blood and mucous surfaces of then. ysicin. Scud for testimonially free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.. Sold by all DruggUts. T5c. Take Hall's Family Pllla for constloatlon. A Stayer. "Mildred," said the prudent mamma,. "I wast you to treat Mr. Ketchry, who. called on you last evening, with some consideration and respect. He may not be particularly handsome or at tractive, but he Is sensible, well con nected, highly successful In business, and Is regarded as one of the coming. men." "I wouldn't mind his being one of" Ifie coming men," said Miss Mildred,, "if it didn't take him so long to go." Starch, like everything else,. Is be ing constantly Improved, the patent Starches put on the market 5 years, ago are very different and inferipr to those of the present day. In the lat est discovery Defiance Starch all In jurious chemicals are omitted, whiles the addition of another Ingredient, In vented by us, gives to the Starch a. strength and smoothness never ap proached by other brands. Good Advice. , "I haven't any money," said the seedy wayfarer, "but If you'll row me. across the river I'll give you an ex ceedingly valuable piece of advice when we reach the other side." 1 The ferryman at last consented. As the traveler sprang up the oppo site bank he rewarded the ferryman with the following bit of useful coun sel: ' , "Never take any one across who can't pay." , 1 His Idea of One. The teacher In the Darktown school, was hearing the class In geography. "What Is known as the . Great Di vlde?' she asked. "Cuttln' a big watermelon!" an swered little 'Rastus with a grin that showed, all his Ivories. "There's a man who buys cham pagne on a beer Income." "How can. he do It?" "He's a brewer." Louis ville Courier-Journal.