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in, 1 in (Jjcl eac ijcu) lerple , poller lljai? le lasl, uill Ilk at IS Jr ALLIE'S ASPIRATIONS By ANNA (Copyright, by Dally "No, Robert," Allle said decidedly, "'I cannot give up my dreams of years. Neither of ua would be happy." "But," Hobson persisted, "I am will ing to run the risk." "But I am not," Allle returned with spirit, "besides, what an ignominious end it would be to all my aspirations, and all my hard work at college, for me to simply get married." No pen could describe the scorn which she threw into those last two .words. "You surely would not forget your Xatin and Greek any sooner simply be- ause you married, would you?" Hob- son argued. "I fail to see how matri mony would Interfere with any of your aspirations." "I tell you I will never marry; I am going to try and make the world bet ter for having lived in it," returned Miss Bowen, grandly. "Don't you think it would be only fair if you were to tell me something cf your plans?" Mr. Hobson contin ued presently. "You have never even given me an outline of your aspira tions." The girl looked at him suspiciously, Tjut his face was perfectly grave. "Well," she commenced energetical ly, "when I first went to college I did not think any more about such matters than other girls; but in a year or two I commenced to see what a useless life I had always led. As I saw what nobility there was In the lives of the distinguished women I met at our receptions and reunions, my braln and mind expanded, and then I learned that I could never settle down to a commonplace life again. I thought It all over carefully, and wondered what I was meant to be for. I wished to make no mistake, and I concluded that It was my duty to go and help nurse our soldiers in the Fllippines. But the war was ended before I had secured papa's consent, and now I really feel that It is my mission to go and teach these poor, Ignorant Filipinos; but papa absolutely refuses, will not listen to such a proposition, and Henrietta "'You Would Be In Great Demand j Cripple Creek." ks just as bad. But I think they will eventually give in when they realize "how determined I am. It is very hard to have no one understand me," she concluded plaintively, j "I think that such a person as you , would be in great demand out in Crip tile Creek," began Hobson artfully. "You could visit the hospitals and Jails land teach in every mission Sunday school in town if you will marry me. I do not want to Interfere with any of your pleasures." 1 "Pleasures? They are duties! And I mean to show you all that there is Something in life for a woman besides marrying.' - ' ' : How beautiful she was! Hobson marveled at the blue of her eyes, and the shining richness of her brown liair. It was with difficulty that he refrained from taking this "new wom an" in his arms in the old-fashioned way. ; ; Allle had been in a chronic state of riding a hobby without curb or 'bridle ever since her return from Vas ar. She gave readings and recita tions only to prove the capacity of woman for Independence. Her father waB Clifton's leading citizen, so there was no want of money, but Miss Bow men would not accept a penny she aid not earn. She looked on men as creatures to be endured and freely de nounced love as a delusion and mar Wage as at mistake, binding people to- . tsether so as to have double misery and hardship and only a single chance to rise, , , , Her father laughed at her good naturedly; her sister Henrietta said: "You will get over it in a few months, : wait until Bob Hobson comes out of the west. The girls were perfectly wild about him last year." Robert Hobson was not a man who was easily daunted, and be had not weathered two strikes in ' Cripple Creek without learning a little diplo macy. But the training of four yeara In staMi season roll.' otf-vaulted past! Wl'arl free. 0yerWendeIfomes. HELLMAN Story Pub. Co.) was not to be broken up in a few days, nor weeks, as he discovered. 'And the next month 'he went back to Colorado alone, in anything but a cheerful frame of mind. Allie's father expostulated mildly once or twice, and her sister Henri etta lectured her soundly, forf she knew that it was not every day that the right man falls In love with a girl. Henrietta's handsome young hus band had closed his eyes forever on this world during the springtime of their lives, and although electing to travel life's Journey henceforth alone, she desired for her sister the happl ness that had been hers for bo brief a period. After Robert's departure Allle did not appear to find the usual pleasure in her various fads. Somehow they seemed less Important than formerly, and her plans for remodeling the world were In danger of falling through, when one day as she returned from delivering a lecture on Higher Ethics before the Ladies Aid society her father entered the room with a newspaper in his hand and asked her if she could be brave. Instinctively her thoughts flew to Robert, and she held out a shaking hand for the paper. It contained a short article with glaring headlines, telling that the mining camp of Cripple Creek, Col., had been almost entirely destroyed by ftre. Several lives had been lost and many lay at the point of death. The fire department had proved in adequate to contend with the flames, and the miners had turned out bravely to help. One, the superintendent 'of the Anaconda mine, by the name of Robert Hobson, while trying to rescue some children from the second story of the Palace hotel, had fallen through and was carried out almost lifeless. That waB all. Not a word to tell whether he died after that or not "My God, save him and forget me!" gasped the girl, sinking to the floor and burying her face in the couch. A moment later she was on her feet again; her eyes heavy, miserable, but resolute. "Father, I am going to start for Col orado to-night! If you cannot go with me, Henrietta will!" And Henrietta did. Jin a few hours they were In a Pullman on a west bound train. They left it for a stage at picturesque Mahitou on the morn ing of the third day, but Allle had no eyes for the grandeur of the moun tains; the long Journey was a tragedy to her. ' All day, long the stage, going at a moderate pace, befitting the severe grades of the primitive road, literally climbed into the recesses of the Rock ies; traversed deep canyons, and cjung to narrow shelves cut on the side of the rocky barrier. Toward evening It dshed noisily down the side of a steep mountain and rolled into a charred, blackened, smoldering, forsaken-looking place, with only a few Isolated cabins left to mark the once flourishing town of Cripple Creek. In the tent which served for the stage office, the sisters learned where the invalids were being cared for, and thither they went. When . they reached the entrance of the shack Al lle sank down on the rough step. "I cannot go another step, Henrietta," she said. It was not necessary; for just at that moment the door opened, and on the threshold stood a tall young man with a bandage across his forehead, a scar on one cheek, and his right arm in a sling a pitiful-looking object truly. Allle sprang to her feet. "Bob!" she cried. ' : Henrietta strolled away to inspect the ruins. . , . "Dearest," Hobson said, when earth and heaven had once more assumed their proper relationship, "your aspi rations will be realized after all. I am badly in need of a nurse, and as soon as I'm able to travel we will take Henrietta with us and visit the Philippines on our wedding trip, you know." Shooting a Bird. -In one. of the marble quarries of Italy, where dynamite is used for blasting, a boy 13 years old, who got hold of an old pistol, took aim and fired at a bird sitting on the roof , of a shanty. Within the shanty was stored a large quantity of the explosive men tioned, and the boy missed the bird and caused an explosion that killed five men and crippled seven. He him self was nearer the shanty than any one else, and yet he received no in Jury. He '- didn't mean to do it, of course, but he will probably ba locked up all the rest of his lfte. v Women Photomlcrographers. 1 Dr. V. A. Latyam of Chicago and Miss Mary A. Booth of Springfield, Mass., are said to be the only expert women photomlcrographers in . this country. Photomicrography, be it un derstood, is the delicate art of taking photographs through a, microscope. LICENSED TO ROB WHAT TARIFF DUTY MEANS TO STANDARD OIL TRUST. Congressman Kustermann One of Those Who Seem to Have Seen the Connection Democratic , Attempt to End Monopoly. Hon. Gustav Kustermann, who rep resents the Green Bay district of,Wls :onBin, has endeavored to enlighten the public in a speech in congress about the amount of the tariff protec tion the Standard Oil trust has been granted by the benevolent Republi cans. Like many other novices who seek to discover the intricacies of pro tectionism, he jumps at erroneous conclusions and then tries to force his errors upon the public. If it was not that he appears to have imposed on, Dur good and great statesman Theo dore Roosevelt, Instead of confining himself to the Republicans in con gress and those of his Ropublican con stituents who perhaps are easily de ceived, it would hardly be worth while to set him straight on the tar iff question. In his speech he admits that him self and other Republican congress men and speakers have declared "that the Standard Oil Company, the greatest and greediest trust in the world, had no protection." He gives the reason for this as ignorance of the tariff, but says: "It came in handy when we wished proof that there was no connection between tariff and trusts. It servod its purpose and si lenced those who were constantly at- tacking the tariff." Finding that the" voters were no longer to be fooled by these evasions of the connection be tween the tariff and the trusts, he now admits, what has always been claimed by the Democrats, that the Standard Oil trust is protected by a tariff duty of "In some cases 100 to even 200 pe cent.," as Mr. Kustermann declares, under the proviso In; paragraph 626, although included Jn the free list. As a means of escape from this pro longed attempt unintentionally to de ceive the people, as Mr. Kustermann declares, he now charges that the same paragraph was in the Democrat ic tariff in 1894 "and our people over looked it." If "our people overlooked It," why did they increasa the duty so enormously? He must know, however, for he says he has made "a thorough study of the tariff," that instead of the Standard Oil trust being protected by from 100 to 200 per cent, the Democratic tariff expressly provided that "there shall he levied, paid and collected upon said crude petroleum or its products so imported, 40 percen tum ad valotem." As refined petro leum was then worth in Russia about six cents a gallon the ad valorem rate would be but 2 cents a gallon, in stead of "In some cases 100 and even 200 per cent," as Mr. Kustermann now declares the tariff duty to be. Con gressman Ralney of Illinois, in a speech in congress on February 13, gave official and statistical -proof of the Democratic contention, which can be found in the Congressional Record of that date on page 2056. In justice to Mr. Kustermann it must be said that he has introduced a bill to re peal this tariff protection, to the Standard Oil trust. But after all Kustermann is a blind man leading the blind President Roosevelt as well as other Republicans for it is reported in a Washington newspaper that the president "has be come much interested in the question of the tariff on petroleum," and has secured a copy of Mr. Kustermann's address. What the president needs is not the Kustermann speech but Congressman Ralney's speech, for the former tells but half the truth, while the lattes exposes the whole infamous transac tion which has allowed the Standard Oil trust to plunder the American peo pie, while at the same time selling its oil to other countries for much less than it charges here. Bogus Civil Service Reform. President Roosevelt is undoubtedly a civil service reformer, when it suits his purpose, but he does not seem able to control the spoil-mongers that he politically associates with. Fot instance, Col. Cecil A. Lyon of Texas, a personal and political friend of the president and head of the Republican organization, is alleged to have been assessing the federal office holders oi that state five-per cent, of their sal arles. What Is done with the money is not stated. It is certainly useless when ppplled to elections there, fot the Democratic majorities seem lar ger than ever. It must be demoraliz ing to the public service to have most of the federal office holders bo at the beck and call of one man that they feel compelled to pay these assess ments on their salaries, and leaving out the political corruption that it naturally leads to, for the good of tho public service Presidents Roosevelt should admonish his friend to put a stop to it. There is no doubt that the practice of assessing office holders Is prevalent in other states, but in Texas it is declared to have been done open ly and" flagrantly. ' The Decrepit Tariff. Age adds influence and honor to many human institutions, but a stag nant tariff can be justified only In a stagnant civilization. Those Repub licans who are still opposing even the promise of a revision in 1909 never speak of the details of the law they love. If those details were admirably adapted to the needs of industry ' in 1897, that alone is presumptive evi dence that they are not adapted to such needs te-day. Those voices which still occasionally cry in the wilderness that duties should be raised and not lowered, are more entitled to respect than the outgivings of the strict stand patter. From the ultra-protectionist standpoint, the former may conceiv ably be right in some isolated in stances. The latter Is wrong from any standpoint which recognizes the tariff as anything but a mechanism for al lowing certain influential men to maka money. New York Evening Post. Self-Love Analyzed. Self-love never reigns so absolutely as in the passion of love; we are al ways ready to sacrifice tho peace of those we adore, rather than lose the least part of our own. HOW GET FOREIGN MARKETS Situation Shows Failure of Republican Policy of Protection. The New York Journal of Commerce, the only financial and business paper that is independent of Wall street and trust Influences, thinks that Amer ican mills should saek foreign mar kets. It quotes the opinion of a man connected in an executive tnd prac tical way with one of the largest in dustries in this country, who said that only by entering into the competitive business abroad could it be hoped to prevent one of the most trying, cruel and disastrous periods that labor has experienced. "The public have not yet begun to appreciate the severity of the labor outlook," he continued. "They hear of the hundreds of thou sands of workmen of all kinds being out of work in the great cities, but they do not begin to realize the" situ ation and the prespects at the woolen manufacturing centers, for instance, throughout ' New England. What is needed are foreign markets to act as a regulator or insurance for the home market." But how is the American manufac turer to overcome the high tariff rates that foreign countries impose on Amer ican products in retaliation for our high tariff duties imposed on their products? Virtually only the English markets are open to our wares, and even the British colonies, such as Canada and Australia, now impose tariff protection to protect their own manufacturers. Every country but England has a tariff wall around it and the United Spates has the highest tar iff wall of all, with the possible excep tion of Russia. To seek foreign markets for our Burplus products under such conditions Is a thankless task, for our manufac turers would have to offer their goods for a price that with the tariff rates of other countries added would be less than the price the manufacturers of foreign countries sell for. We can not compete with ' England, for her manufacturers have free raw materials and lower cost of living for her worki men, and thus lower wages and cheap: er cost of production than the manu facturer of the United States has. The sad state of affairs that the Republican policy of protection has produced, both for the manufacturer and the workmen, cannot be much bet tered by the trusts and tariff-protected industries selling cheaper abroad than here, because after all but little in ternational trade can be accomplished between those who want to sell and refuse to buy. If we want to sell to foreigners, we must buy of them as a general proposition. No country can afford long to pay gold for foreign products, except for raw materials which it resells as finished products. The protected interests here must abide the conditions they have created, and nothing but reforming our own tariff with free ,raw materials and other reductions that will allow our worklngmen to live cheaper will force open foreign markets for our surplus products. As long as -the business boom was on everything was lovely for awhile, but now the breakdown has come we are helpless under the inelastic work ings of the Republican policy of tariff protection. The Republicans now propose a tar iff commission to investigate the tar iff abomination, but as that farseeing statesman, former Governor Douglas of Massachusetts, has lately said: "While this commission will be slow ly prosecuting its investigation- the tariff trusts will continue to plunder the helpless consumers and will raise a campaign fund that will almost in sure the re-election of stand-patters and defeat the revisionists. Instead of this program of delay, I would have a president who would call an extra session of congress to revise the tar iff immediately and radically. "The proper time to get rid of some-; thing bad is right now. Nor do I be lieve in compromising with an evil and in agreeing to abolish it piece meal say ten per cent, a year when it is possible to get rid of it at once. If I have an ulcerated tooth that should be extracted, I do not want it pulled by installments, so that the process will last several hours or several days; I want the agony of the separation to be as short as possible. I also want to get relief from the bad tooth as soon as possible." A Few Booms. All kinds of presidential booms are afloat There is the boom for "the man on horsebeck;" the boom for "the big stick ; " Uncle Joe's boom "in song;" the Bryan boom; the negro boom for Foraker; the boom of tho cocktails for Fairbanks; the boom for Go. Johnson; the Knox boom, that is backed by the trusts and the railroads; the Hughes boom, that is helping the Knox boom; the Harmon boom in Ohio; the Douglas boom for Democratic principles equal rights to all and special privileges to none; the Culberson boom for a southern lead er; the boom Jer Senator Daniel, who would restore the constitutional rights of the states, which are being sub verted by centralization. Tariff the Cause of Trusts. K The principle of protection is tot strongly Intrenched to be rooted out suddenly; but its position Is not ur assailable, and its general benefits b) no means demonstrable. Prima faci the tariff has caused the trusts and has done more to debauch our poll tics and unfairly tax the people than any other single device that evei emanated from the brain of congres sional legislators. The tarlftmay be f local question, but it ought to be a na tlonal . issue. Richmond Tlmes-Dls patch. ; : There Is somethng in Represent tlve J. Adam Bede's suggestion that if we should raise the Maine from Havana harbor and find out that sh was sunk by an internal explosion we should have to "unflght the Spanlsl wan" Possibly Mr. Bede might Bug gest a plan of campaign for "unflght ing" it by which we may get back thi amount of the bon;d debt of th( United States, which is about the sura the Philippine Islands have cost us tc date. . - . . ... Friendship that flames goes out in a flash. Young, COLLARS AND BELTS IRISH POINT LACE USED FOR THE FORMER. Very Dainty and Becoming for the Small Woman Are Such Acces sories Belts of Satin Elastic Suit Most Figures. Deep pointed collars of Irish point lace are quite as dainty and becoming as the many filet lace accessories the small woman wears now. For lingerie blouses they are particularly useful and effective, because they supply the entire trimming all in one piece. Take the collar shown in the illustration, Girdle of Steel Studded Elastic. for example. It is becoming and dainty. It spreads over the blouse in HATPIN TRIMMINGS ARE NEW. Really Useful Novelty Taken Up by Fair Parisians. Hatpin trimmings figure prominent ly among the modish eccentricities of French women. The fad has grown to such an extent that the hatpin out fit is a real necessity to the wardrobe. This consists of cardboard boxes in which repose rows of hatpins as stolid as dead soldiers. The pins are short, and sometimes as many as 25 are in cluded in a set. There are bird pins, floral .pins, bow pins, veil pins and every other kind of pin that the fancy can concoct. But the little ornaments have also a practical use, and for that reason are indispensable. The dernier cri in hatpins is the embroidered nov elty giving the enchanting effect of a flower stuck on the hat. Thus a white hat may be seen adorned with pink chenille rosebuds in the morning, while In the afternoon the same bit of millinery will triumph in a trail of purple chematis. Embroidered Waistcoats. One of the most telling features of dress is the waistcoat, which is a very gay affair this spring. In Paris they make the little waistcoat of gayly floweredi cretonne. The front is en tirely of the cretonne, while the back is perfectly plain. A tiny row of white buttons reaches from the smart cravat to the belt. Half a dozen of these flowered cretonne waistcoats in various styles and colors will add much to the warmth and to the ap pearance of the spring suit Em broidered waistcoats are worn by women who like to have something out of the ordinary. Taffeta Is worked in various floral designs and made into the neatest of little vests to be worn with the pony coat, the cut-away and the eton. It is well worth the while of the woman who aims to dress be comingly to look into the matter of her spring vests. Lingerie Dresses. The lingerie dresses are single piece garments, and have a waist line of narrow embroidery or insertion, says a writer in Harper's Bazar. Those of linen or cloth are given a stitched or braided waistband. They all but ton in the back. Unless all signs fail-, these "jumper" dresses will be the fa vorite forms for the summer. They are made with fancy waists, attached to the skirt by a finished belt. The waist portion, which is designed to be worn over a lingerie blouse, is quite likely to consist of stitched bands set into a round yoke at the top and mold ed into the waistband. Bretelles or sleeve caps or Ottoman armholes are added, through which or below which the lingerie sleeves are seen. BAGS M FLOWERED DESIGNS. Embroidered In Beads, Paillettes or Silk Are Used for Evening Bags. A new bag of soft leather, plaited at the top and run upon two big rings of metal large enough to be passed over the arm, has been recently launched, but Is more novel than beautiful, though the design is employed by some very exclusive houses. The pret tiest thing of this kind we have seen was made not in leather but in heavy silk, solidly embroidered in Chinese design and Chinese blues and greens. The two big rings for handles were of Jade. . The bead bags of the handsomest sort, especially fine ones In imitation of the old flower designs on white or black, are still1 considered chic with dressy toilets, and some extremely ef fective and handsome bags are of solid mesh of pearls run or crocheted together with heavy gold threads. For evening.. bags there are elaborate em broideries in beads,, paillettes or silk on silk and especially good effects have been obtuined In steel bead em six rather deep points and is shaped without seams into a high stock. Such a collar is easily adjusted to any plain blouse. The belt worn with this blouse is one that all Frenchwomen like, for it is of satin elastic and clings close to the figure, decreasing the usual waist measurement by an inch or two. The elastic is studded with fair sized jet cabochons, and the long upright buckle is of jet in an open pattern, which shows the satin elastic through the design. Another belt is made of silk crushed into the width of three inches. The material is stiffened un der the triple shirrings which form a point in the back. Another steel studded belt has a de cidedly novel line curving to give it a much greater width in the back than in the front. Slender figures will find this style of belt most becoming. It has the knack of emphasizing their slenderness and of imparting dainty curves to the figure. A small steel studded oval buckle forma the fasten ing in front. . A Tie Novelty. The tailored girl this spring is wear ing with her turnover collar odd little butterflies of leather. They are made of suede and glazed leather, in two harmonizing shades of the same color. Each piece is cut In four wings just the shape of a butterfly, the upper a trifle smaller than the lower, and per forated in oval markings to let the color show through. These ties are seen in dark purple and violet, brown and tan color, dark blue and light, myrtle and apple green and two tones of red. The under piece is of the lighter shade in glazed leather, the perforated parts in suede. CRETONNE TRIMMINGS IN FAVOR Are a Feature of the Cotton arid Linen House Frocks. Quite the most pronouncedly new feature of the new cotton and linen frocks meant for morning and infor mal afternoon wear will be the ere tonne trimmings which are being used on many of the most attractive new frocks. These are in the genuine ere tonne or Chintz patterns and in the varied colors that have always been used in these designs, large and small Pink Linen and Flowered Cretonne. roses, green leaves, etc., in a heavy and ornate design, as shown in our il lustration. The material is not really that of the cretonnes, but is rather heavy linen, and most of these trimmings come as borders on linen materials which are meant to be used for the frock itself. Some of the designs suggest an entire innovation in the ideals of dressing, they are so elaborate, so pro nounced and, seen at first glance, so altogether beyond what a woman of refined taste would care to wear. But this is apt to seem the case when new materials are first shown, and yet,by the time the season for wearing them has really come, unless one has been a little indulgent toward the new styles, one's frocks do not seem sufficiently novel and smart. Sew on Bands, Instead of basting bias silk bands for trimming dresses, etc., stick two or more long pins, several inches apart, in press board, leaving a space at center of each pin to run the bias band under. The space is as wide as the band when done. Insert band under the first pin and pull through that and the other pin or pins, press ing as you go along. This will turn the bias band on each side and the pressing will keep it down, and it is ready for stitching. This is a great time saver, as several yards can be pressed in a few minutes. broidery and in combinations of cut jet and crystal. Apropos of cut steel, this trimming still figures upon many of the hand somest leather belts and the elastic belts, which seem to have taken a Arm hold upon feminine favor. Wide belts, folded once instead of being merely crushed, are made by one or two exclusive houses in any color or dered and may be' plain save for a handsome buckle or steel studded or perhaps tooled in black, white, gold or silver. One belt of this class comes in the nicst delicious shades of rose, fram boise, lettuce green, Copenhagen blue, etc., and along its top runs a deeply tooled border of Greek key design in gold. Perfectly plain belts of suede or ooze calf in the fashionable shades and fitted with handsome plain buckles of gilt or sliver durvings to fit the waist snugly are also very chic. Shirt Waist Buttonholes. The buttonholes in the front of a shirt waist, should be cut across. If they are cut up and down it is difficult -.o make the waist stay buttoned. A SURGICAL OPERATION If there is any one thing that a woman dreads more than another it is a Burgical operation. We can state without fear of a contradiction that there are hun dreds, yes, thousands, of operations performed upon women in our hos pitals whick are entirely unneces sary and many have been avoided by LYD1A ELFiNKHANi'S VEGETABLE COMPOUND , For proof of this statement read the following letters. Mr3. Barbara Base, of Kingman, Kansas, writes to Mrs. Pinkham: " For eight years I suffered from tho most severe form of female troubles and was told that an operation was my only hope of recovery. I wrote Mrs. Pinkham for advice, and took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and it htis saved my life and made me a well woman." Mrs. Arthur It. House, of Church Road, Moorestown. N. J., writes : "I feel it is my duty to let people know what Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound has done for me. I suffered from female troubles, and last March my physician decided that an operation was necessary. My husband objected, and urged me to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and to-day I am well and strong." FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN. For thirty years Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound, made from roots and herbs, has been the standard remedy for female ills, and has positively cured thousands of women who have been troubled with displacements, inflammation, ulcera tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities, periodic pains, and backache. Mrs. Pinkham Invites all sick women to write her for advice. She has guided thousands to health. Address, Lynn. Mass." He Saw a Difference. Barney Malloy and Mike Cairey were shingling a roof. "Barney," Mike asked, removing a bunch of shingle nails from his mouth, and set tling back comfortably, "what is the difference between satisfied and con tent?" "The difference? Sure there's none," answered Barney. "If you're satisfied you're content, and if you're content you're satisfied." "That was my opinion, too, Barney, me boy, up to now, but it struck me sudden like as I put that last nail in that I am satis fled all right that Molly Cairey is my wife, hut I am durned sure I am not content." Evidently Strange. "A gentleman to see you, sir," an nounced Mr. Struckitt Wright's new butler. "Ah tell him I'll be down in a min ute. I guess it's my brother, proba bly. I'm expectin' him. Does he look anything like me?" "No, sir not at all. He is very gen tlemanly in appearance." Couldn't Catch Her. "I've just been done in oil by P. Allette Dauber," remarked Mrs. Old stock. "Now isn't that too bad!" exclaimed Mrs. Justgotit. "One of them smooth fellows tried to sell me a bunch of oil stock a spell back and I turned him down hard." What We Have Done. When the hour of death comes that comes to high and low alike then it is not what we have done for ourselves but what we have done for others, that wo think on most pleasantly. Sir Walter Scott. THEY GROW. Good Humor and Cheerfulness from Right Food. Cheerfulness is like sunlight. It dis pels the clouds from the mind as sun light chases away the shadows of night. The good humored man can pick", up and carry off a load that the man with a grouch wouldn't attempt to lift. Anything th4t interferes with good health is apt to keep cheerfulness and good humor in the background. A Washington lady found that letting coffee alone made things bright for her. She writes: "Four years ago I was practically given up by my doctor and was not expected to live long. My nervous system was in a bad condition. "But I was young and did not want to die so I began to look about for the cause of my chronic trouble. I used to have nervous spells which would exhaust me and after each spell it would take me days before I couti sit up In a chnir. "I became convinced my trouble was caused by coffee. I decided to stop it and bought some Postum. "The first cup, which I made ac cording to directions, had a soothing effect on my nerves and I liked the taste. For a time I nearly lived on Postum and ate little food besides. I am today a healthy woman. "My family and relatives wonder if I am tho same person I was four years ago, when I could do no worlc on account of nervousness. Now I am do ing my own housework, take care ot two babies one twenty, the other two months old. I am so busy that I hard ly get time to write a letter, yet I do . it all with the cheerfulness and good humor that comes from enjoying good health. "I tell my friends It is to Postum I owe my life today." ' Name given by Postum Co., Battl Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to WelV Tine," in jkss. "Theit's a Reason."