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WITH TRAGEDY OF WOMEN'S LIVES 1.1 !■*- ' — German Book Creates Fur or in Berlin and Em pire. BERLIN —(Spl.)—The women of Germany are profoundly agitated by the .book of the season entitled "The Critical Age." The authoress i» Mile. Karln Miohaelis, a woman past fifty, who is herself most happily married. She is Danish by birth, but her hus • band is German, and she has spent the greater part of her life in Ger many, and writes: her books in the German language. In thi» extraordinary book, of which hundreds of thousands of copies have been sold, the authoress deals with the tragedy of woman who have pass . Ed her fortieth year. It is not, strict- ly speaking, a novel, but the confes sions of a middle-aged woman who endeavors to tell the whole truth about herself and what she conceives to be the truth about iter own sen Here are some of the characterist ic passages of these strange confes sions: "No mail' understands what the soul of a woman is in reality. No man has any idea of the inner workings of, a woman's heart. Men pride them ves on understanding women, and) are always befooled in this respect." "The whole truth is never spoken between a man and a woman; but it is not necessary on this account to condemn women; they are never quite sincere towards men, because they are never quite sincere towards themselves. Men can be honorable . in dealing with others, but women do possess this capicity." "A woman can love a man more than Tier own life; she can sacrifice her time, her health, her virtue and her life for him, but if she is a real woman she can never take him en-> tirely into her confidence. She can never take him into her confidence because she dare not." "A man, on the contrary, even if only for a short time, can love with out reserve.' In this condition, he al lows himself to be unlocked like a chest of drawers with many secret recesses. "Then he delivers himself and his past to the woman he loves, but a woman never gives more of her con fidence than reason permits. Her sense of shame is quite different in character from a man's sense of shame. She would rather perpetrate an indecency than confess to a man some of her secret thoughts, which she would willingly and without re serve communicate to another wo man. "Every woman plays a comedy at all times of her life with smiles and with tears. Smiling is a language which none but women understand; woman smiles at a great crisis, wo man passes over vices with a smile, and with a smile she reflects the greatest virtues. "Men cannot smile at all; they are not deceitful enough to smile. And with the smile so it is with tears. Tears are a gift from nature to wo men, and most women use them to excite themselves when they desire to create a scene." Men believe that a woman grows old, but this is entirely wrong, be cause it Is only the exterior of a wo man which grows old, leaving her Inner life untouched and unchanged by years. Here are some more of Karin Mi chaelis' characteristic sayings: "It is very easy for women to de ceive men when the latter are in love, because when a man is infatuated wiLu a woman, he believes everything because he desires to believe it. "The 'Unbelieving Thomas' ought to have been a woman, because wo man always doubts. A shadow of doubt penetrates into her innermost, holiest feelings, perhaps because she judges man according to her own character. The grip which this book took up on the women of Germany is quite remarkable, because within a few hours of its publication, the book sellers' 6tores were being stormed by members of the fair sex bent on obtaining copies for their own peru sal. Hundreds and even thousands o! articles have been written protesting against Karln Miohaelis' portrayal of female character and disposition, and fthe book has been denounced from the pulpit and on platforms by pastors and lecturers, feminists and moralists. No Idle Time on His Hands. " 'Squire," asked the visiting friend, "how do you manage to occupy your time in this little village?" The only justice of the peace Id Skedunk leisurely bit off a large chunk of plug tobacco and chewed it in silenca for a few moments. "BUI," he said, with judicial sol emnity, "I can beat any man in six counties aHehin' horseshoes." — C^l Work on New Water Supply Lexington, Va., March 18 — The ■psoial water committee of the opun eil has closed a oontraoc with N. Pilson Davis of Harrisonburg, to do tne engineering work involved in the addition of the Moores oresk water to Lexington's supply. He will begin without delay and hopes to lay out the work and prepare plans In 80 days, so that right of way may be secured and bids asked of oontraotors Mr. Davis has diraoted the expendi ture of many hundred thousands of dolk.rs in Charlottes rille, Win chester ard Mtrtinsburg and otber neighboring towns. Emporia, Va—Dr George B. "Wood, of this town bas sold to the Merch ants and Farmer's Bank his build ings and lots on main street for $20. --000. The bank will remodel the entire block and erect a bnilding which will be occupied by it in part. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. D. Taylor .have returned to Woodberry Forest school. Mr. J. A. Sproul, of Clifton Forge, was a visitor here Monday. CRITICAL POINT IN HISTORY OF Uneasy Rest the Heads * That Wear »afcy* Crowns. WmwP 4 LONDON, (Spl.)—lt is not merely the pessimists who believe that the powers of Europe have reached the breaking up point—the place where alliances are dissolved, groupings fade into the background, and that dreaded "general war" becomes a danger which it is impossible to avert. All countries are beginning 1911 in the belief that the year will be the most critical that Europe has known for a generation. For all the old combinations and the friendships which resulted in the "balance of power" are breaking up. Their day has gone. And what will be substituted in their place no one can yet tell. During the last ten years there have been two groups of Powers op posed'in Europe:—the Triple En tente, created by King Edward, and consisting of England, France and Russia; and the Triple Alliance — Germany, Austria-Hungary and Ita ly. It did not necessarily follow that any two of the countries on one side or the other worked hand in hand or were even~bn terms of friendship. Italy and Austria, for instance, have long been at daggers points. But they did band together to pre vent the nations on the opposite side obtaining any preponderance of pow er either In Europe or the world at large. Practically speaking, England rul. Ed the "Entente," Germany, the "Alliance." Each has for years been manoeuvering against the other to attach its two allies more firmly to itself, or to detach those of its op ponents. England's task has been harder than Germany's because the Entente has been more or less an informal affair, while the "Alliance" has been a formal treaty, signed and sealed. But now Germany has come out on top. She has detached Russia from the Entente, and the entire balance of power is removed. In a sense this result is not to be wondered at. Germany has always ha"d before her a strong progressive policy. England, on the other hand, has followed out a policy which has been mainly defensive. While Germany has worked hard to break .up the Triple Entente, Britain has merely done her best to maintain it intact. And, as happens nine times out of ten, the attack has prevailed over the defense, Germany's first attempt was at the time of Algeciras conference, called to discuss the Moroccan ques tion. Everyone knew that Germany had no real interests in Morocco and that her intervention was solely made to test the strength of the friendship between England and France. The intimation from the former that, in" the event of Germany going to war with France on the Moroccan pretense, the British fleet would at once blockade yie German ports and cover the landing of a large Fiench force, while 150,000 English troop 6 would also assist, proved that, the friendship was too strong to be easi ly broken. Recently the Liberal newspapers in Great Britain, anxious to come to an understanding with Germany in regard to the question of limitation ot armaments, have been maintain ing that the Triple Entente was nev er meant to have any effective use, but was just a name given to the friendly feelings existing between the three powers—that, in fact the Triple Entente meant nothing in practice. Although this was not the view of the Liberal cabinet yet both France and Russia have taken it as a sign of the times and their feelings to ward England have cooled oft ac cordingly. Germany was quick to seize the opportunity. She saw the chance of a deal which would both effectually break up the Entente, once and for all, and at the same time, largely disarm Russia of her hatred toward the Teutonic people. ' Her proposition was to give up northern Persia to Russia in return for the latter yielding up her oppo eition to the Bagdad railroad. This railroad, which is being built entirely of German money, is des tined to extend from Constantinopis to the" Persian gulf. At the present time it is about half finished. A girl Is not necessarily as sweet as she thinks she is simply because she takes to candy as readily as a boy takes to tobacco. A desire to make more money con tinues to be a greater incentive to good work than any motto you may have hanging on the wall. Early Beds. The beds of the ancients were piles of skins. The first beds resem bling those used in modern times were made of rushes, and later of straw. The use of feathers in making beds has been attributed to the Ro mans, and Elagabalus (Heliogaba lus) is said to have used an air cush ion for a pillow in 218. Air beds were frequently used during the six teenth century. Feather beds were largely used during the reign of Henry VIII. of England. Effect of Heat on Steel. At a mild red heat good steel earn be drawn oat under the hammer to a fine point; at a bright red heat it will crumble under the hammer, Mid at a white heat it will fall to PfcMM- Cattle Cain Rapidly Hagerstown, Md., March 13.—Amos Horst, of Cearfoss, sold to D. I. Bink ley eight head"** cattle last fall for fat tening purposes. The cattle gained 426 pounds in 142 days, or three pounds a day for every day that they were un der the fattening process. This is the greatest gain from feeding ever heard of in this section. GRAND DUKES OF RUSSIA NO LONGER DESPOTS Police Raid Rooms to Find Traces of Bribery % In Contracts. ST. PETERSBURG, (Spl.)—The Russian police are after the grand dukes for graft. Like every other Ru sten depart ment, the army contracts bureau has for years been a veritable siiik of cor ruption. Recently an attempt has been made to purge it, but little could be done because it was discovered that most of tbe graft was from the outside. Finally the police discovered that a certain ballerine of the imperial theater, one of the finest dancers in Russia and at the same time the close friend of mo;t cf the grand dukes, was receiving bribes from the agents of foreign ordnance firms. The method was simple. The grand dukes responsible for handing out army contracts happened to be her closest friends. She saw the agents, one after another, and received ten ders fiom them. The one ready to pay out most in Jewels for herself and money for the dukes got the contract. At last the police, anxious to ob tain some tangible evidence deter mined to raid the splendid house of the dancer. , . ( T>ey did so at two o'clock in the morning. The dancer was at home when the police arrived. "With her was one of the grand dukes. She re ceived them with the utmost sang froid. They informed her that they had orders to search the place and for some hours looked into every hole and cranny of the place. Wardrobes and cupboards and es critoire: were ransacked and the rooms strewn with piles of Paris dresses, lingerie and papers. Finally at 5 a. ru., when they had finished —she hav"ng been kept a pris oner in her boudoir all this time —she sent for champagne and royally play ed the part of hostess to them. The search had been unsuccessful. Quantities of papers and documents were discovered and a great quan tity of jewels, inscribed with the names of the most famous European jewelers. It is intended to trace the purchas ers of magnificent gifts by means of t'e tr;d" sign marked upon them by t";;e jewelers. When the police first arrived, the grand duke present was in a white heat of indignation at their intrusion and threatened them with all kinds of penalties if they did not go away immediately. But the police took not the least notice of him and all he could do was' to go himself with the best grace pos sible. No one knows quite what is going to happen now. It is not likely that the czar will allow the grand duke? to be implicated in a common graft scandal, and on the other hand, if anything is done to the dancer, she is able to raise a scandal equally big. Consequently it seems that only the firms involved will suffer. In any case it is significant of the growth of power of the new regime in Russia that it wa;. possible to carry out the raid at all. A few years ago the grand dukes were far too powerful for anything of the kind to have been attempted. ENGLISHMEN LEAVE IN LARGE NUMBERS Statistics Show Emigration Three Times as Large as Immigration. •LONDON, (Special)—An important point in connection with the question of alien immigration into this country is revealed in an o f iiclal return issued today. It shows that while aliens are pour ing into this country, British subjects whose places they are taking are pouring out, to find homes in the dis tant parts of the world. The return gives the total number of passengers traveling between Great Britain and places out of Europe last year, and it showed that while the outward passengers num bered 618,754, those inward only num bered 298,868. British subjects outward numbered 398,119, and inward 164,175, a net loss to the United Kingdom of 233,944. Of this total of 233,944, British col onies absorbed 159,074, and fcreign countries 74,870, British North Amer ica taking 115,754 and the United States 73,594. Japanese "soy" is exported chiefly to the United States. Hawaii. Port Arthur, Balny and Koiea, cac-h taking approximately 400,000 gallons annual ly. You can't prove how mu;:h you have traveled by the wsy ycu kick on bo tels and trans per. a ioa ■companies. Time Resisting Cedars. Cedar wood is much esteemed by farmers for its lasting qualities, when used for fence posts. An interesting proof of the power of this wood to resist the' effects of time is furnished by the Egpytian boats made of cedar which were re cently found buried near the banks of the Nile, and which, according to recent estimates of their agt, were probably in use 4,500 years ago. The fact must not be overlooked, however, that these boats were cov ered by the dry sand of the desert. "Have you ever read any of my husband's poetry?" "Tea, I have had that—er — yes, ma'am." "What do you think of it?" "Madam, are you looking for a compliment for your husband's verses, or for sympathy for your self?" —Houston Past. Riobn.ond, — Tbe announcement that no headquarters will be estab lished here by Cnited States Senators Swanson and Martin for the ooaiing campaign is received with tbe creat es! surprise. Tbe reason assigned ie chat both senators will be needed in Washington during the special session of congress. Pointed Paragraphs The more people talk about things the less they do. The anxious seat la occupied by the man on the fence. Love has even .beem known to sur vive the marriage ceremony. Some people dispense the'milk of human kindness in brick form. Something should ba aon e to pre vent hens from laying so many cold storage eggs. Occasionally a man lay* up some thing for a rainy day, and then it snows. It's the natural bravery of a widow that makes her want to take another chance. No, Alonzo, a man who studies the habits of ants isn't necessarily an antiquarian. You easily hide the divine by defi nitions. The still, small voice is not the small mind. Twisted truth usually doubles back on the user. Making this world gloomy will not make it cleaner. The putty man is apt to be proud of his patience. Misery is the mental chaos ot the self-centered mind. Tears have no real meaning to those who can not laugb. A little everyday help is worth a lot of Sunday holiness. Many a sinner is adept at drawing fashion slates for saints. There is always a lot of imagination in other people's troubles. It often takes tremendous hammer ing to find out what is in us. You never know whether a man is good until he gets in the game of life Any woman would be content with only one hat if all other women had none. Brag about a girl to her female friends if you would discover her faults. The time you can depend upon a woman is when you are sick or in trouble. "' A man who proposes marriage to a homely heiress is apt to be embar rassed—financially. Query—lf the styles In baloes al ways remain the same will women be satisfied in heaven? When the doctor tells a man to diet, the patient proceeds to refuse all the things he dislikes. An iconoclast is a man who knocks our pet theories Into the middle of next week. No, Cordelia, a successful crap shooters isn't necessarily a good marksman. By acquiring an extravagant fam ily any man can avoid the disgrace of dying rich. The worm will turn. But who pays any attention to a worm, anyhow? , Self-confidence sometimes turns out to be the greatest confidence game oi ail. We can bear any misfortune with fortitude until it begins to cost us money. Family pride is all right, but a ped igree will not keep a dog from hav ing fleas. A man can lose bis identity and not attract as much attention as when he loses ihia carfare. A woman never knows what sh« really thinks of a man until she has been married to him five years. An average is struck in all things; cold welcome, warm farewell. THE WASTE IN HATE. There is so much waste in hate. I have a letter from a man who doesn't like me. He has read these articles of mine and tuoroughly disapproves of them and of me. His ire burns up to the point wbere he simply had to tell me how he thought I was doing harm and cumbering the ground generally. Now the odd thing about «t is that if Ithis man and I—.and I do not" know him—-were alone on an Atlantic liner, and got acquainted, and swapped stories and compared' opinions, we should beyond a doubt grow quite chummy. "Don't introduce me to that man," said Sydney Smith once; "I feel it my duty to hate :bim, and you can't bate a man when you know him." Aa a matter of fact, we never hate men. The human soul, any soul, is so intran.cically lovely that to get ac quainted is to fall in love. That is the reason God "so loves the world;" it is because He knows souls through and through. What we really hate are classes, opinions, castes, groups and! » uca llke appanages of men. Hate runs be tween Jew and Gentile, Catholic and Protestant, Capital and Labor, White and Black, and so on. But the whole business rests upon ignorance, ignor ance at tbe real man through over knowledge of the pigeonhole in which, he belongs. I suppose there is some good or ganizations, sects and shiUboleths, but I love humanity so, I am Impatient at all the cases, hoods and houses ha has made for his defense. Hate is waste. It is a by-iproduct of generalization. To classify men is to lay the ground for hate. As long as we keep our eye on the individual we shall love. —Dr. Frank Crane in Chicago Post. "That last missionary," said tha cannibal king, smilingly, "was what I call a gent. He brought his own ta basco sauce and ketchup and wore a salt and pepper suit."—Baltimore Evening Sun. limbers Ages Ago. The first barbers of whom there is any record plied their trade in Greece in the fifth century B. olden times in England the barber and the physician were identical. Thus, a King's barber was also his chief medical adviser. In the time of Henry VIII. of Eng land, laws were made concerning barbers, of which the following Is an extract: "No person occupying a shaving or barbery in London shall use any surgery, letting of blood or other matter, except the drawing of teeth." The Australian house of repre sentatives is considering a bill for the creation of a commonwealth bureau of agriculture. The various state bureaus wilp'be continued as heretofore Charlottesville. — Tbe State liorti oaliural experiment station tor .PieJ mont Virginia has been located at Crozst, tbis county. Twenty five acres of land have been acquired for a term of fifteen years. The Virginia experiment station at Blacks burg will plant and oaie for both apple and pßach trees for the benefit of the public. AMERICAN PERIL |HAS EIiPE ON UNEASY STREET Jingo Press Fears Uncle jk Sam Will Gobble |pk Up Globe. I PARK, (Spl.)—The Jingo press oi Europe is sending up a howl to high heaven and speaking in alarmed tones today of the "American peril!" The general note would have one believe that the united States is on the eve of gobbling up the universe. "Turn your eyes towards America,' cries Rene Puaux, a political writei of the day. "I have already warned Europe," he continues, "that she should follow a little more closely the politics on the other side of the Atlantic. "Each day afresh proves the neces sity for it. Yesterday President Taft demanded $5,000,000. to fortify the Pansfma Canal, declaring it to be southern frontier of the Unitec States." To this extraordinary audacious ut terance the voice of the distinguished editor of 'Le Bresil' is heard respond ing that unless one takes care the United States will finish by consider ing the Strait of Magellan their merid ianal frontier. And M. Maurice Low of the Morn ing Post, who has just made a voy age of study in the United States, confirms the appiehensions of M. Guilain'o and the other South Ameri cans. "In Washington," he says, "a great interest is professed in South America and they go so far as to talk of war with Japan in case Japan should try, with any too much success, to immi grate there and carry on a com merce." "Europe," Rene Puaux hurries on tc say in a frenzy of fear, "and particu larly France has considerable inter ests in Latin America. We must de fend, them, defend them against the dangerous expansion-mad Yankee. "Our diplomatic strength should be lent to the European, or Asiatic na tion —since perhaps Japan may take the initiative —which will demand the neutralization of the Panama canal. "But while we wait the United States will continue negotiating for the naval station at Guantanamo, which commands the eastern route to the canal. "Let us turn our eyes toward America!" | Monsieur Puattx's voice was only one of a chorus. Europe hates strength when it is possessed by its neighbor, and of all countries of Europe, Prance (which has been said to have least cause) envies or de spises America most, and it is the French pen which scratches loudest. Ernest Judet, editor of l'Eclair, does a little thundering of his own. "The die is cast!" he says tragic ally. "The United States will fortify the canal." He blames Roosevelt for the fortifi cation policy and says it will keep Americans fighting for the rest oi America's (x:'stence. The bui deg of forts along the canal is merely Roosevelt's plan to j impose himself as dictator of the country, Judet suggests: "Nothing proves that Roosevelt has not rushed into a sort of politics which he, himself unknows, but it is not less certain that they will ren der his dictature nececsary as soon , as the impending perils will force the j United states to vanquish or to dis- j solve." i Only one little voice has been heard j daring to utter any other view. And to that no one paid any great atten tion. This voice asked: "What about England fortifying the Strait of Gibralter?" He pointed out that this waterway was nothing more than a wide canal cut by God Almighty, but being cut by God Al mighty he gave it to all the ships of the world alike and to all the world's navies. Then why was it that no one said scat when England compelled every ship that filed by to sail under the mouths of British guns? If Eng land could fortify the GiLri.lt r pas sage with which she has nothing to do, why couldn't the United States fortify that man-made Strait of Pan ama, which the United States built? "Was a fortified Strait of Gibralter less of a menace to Europe than a •fortified Strait of Panama?" Nobody answered scarcely, though one howler of the "Yankee Peril" murmured something about it being "a different case." PRINCESS TOLD TO LEAVE FRANCE PARIS, (Spl)—The Piincess Clem entine, wife of Prince Victor Napo leon Bonaparte, according to Roy Bias, has been politely informed that she, as well as her husband, is ban ished from France. Prince Victor, of course, has for long been an exile under the law which forbids seirs of the family which once reigned in France, to live in France, and his bride, according to the story, must share his fat*. Some persons associate particulat colors with particular sounds. A Washington scientist, in touching upon this phenomenon, recently stated that there are two forms of it. In one case the person.has a sensa tion as if a transparent colored film, like a rainbow, appeared before his eyes when a certain vowel, or musi cal sound strike the ears. In the other case letters or written words, representing the sounds heard ap pear in colored tints. Gift to tbe King. The season on plovers' eggs opens in England when the first nest that is robbed la always sent to the King. The second clutch, which consisted of eleven eggs, was sent to market and brought a little over $15. All eleven would not weigh as much as two hen'a eggs/ Fence Cost Millions. The Queensland Government and citizens together have expended not less than $6,250,000 in erecting and maintaining rabbit-proof wire fences to control the rabbit pest. Although a large sum, it is considered to have been a wise outlay. Miss Helen Hall whe had been spending some time in Florida is now visiting Mrs. Fitshugh Elder, while] or. her way to her home in Warren Ohio. ] Force of Example Hju ■■» ■■ uu uu ■*—<aji In the first place the Royal Bazaar conducted a prize contest and gave away a lot of things—watch fobs, sets of Dickens, trips to Niagara, house hold magazines, feather dusters, base ball bats and red-eyed ostrich feathers. It was the opera tickets for "The Sultan of Kaboo" that fell to Big Tim and to Maggie. Big Tim drew left F 63 and Maggie drew right D 19, which are entirely too far apart for lovers. Therefore, Big Tim exchanged tickets with his friend, Sullivan, the ice man. This is how Tim and Maggie came to sit to gether for the first time in their joy ous lives in the parquet of a really splendid theatre. After Big Tim had found the place for his hat and Maggie had begun on her peppermint chewing gum, two very fine people wedged in past them, and sat in F 64-65, adjoining. They were people of so fine a texture that Big Tim couldn't keep his shrewd, gray eyes again from the man's sparkling solitaire, and Maggie knew she would give her eyes for a fluffy, creamy dress like the lady's. And for a minute old, ugly Envy crept in and spoiled the lover's paradise. But Big Tim soon saw that the man's thin, patrician face was very set and stern, and that the lady, though beautiful, was unhappy. He nudged little Maggie and explained in a horrible audible whisper: "Mag—Mag—the big bloke's mad as hornets and the lady ain't any ways tickled to death." "Our temperaments are absolutely incompatible," the lady was saying, wearily. "As far removed as Plato from Cinderella." And she sighed/-' The man answered with a look of pain, "It is your perspective, your superactive habit of analytical intro spection ~!sie. That is all." "Listei., Mag!" commanded Big Tim, In another thunderous whisper. "De high society guys is slingin' French. Gee, such woid3! Dey'd break your purty jawbone." "This is the end, Elsie," the man murmured, desperately; "I suppose you will never understand." And Big Tim, hearing, took it upon himself to explain. "I'll tell you how it is, lady. You see, the Sultan's girl wants to hook up with the W. U. messenger from Roon gitang, and de Sultan's dead sore on de deal." The man endeavored to frown Big Tim into silence, but, failing, laughed outright; and the lady gave a little sigh of relief and regarded Tim with twinkling eyes. "John," she whispered, "the big fellow simply won't let us quarrel. "We'll have to wait until we can car ry it off in private." But Big Tim, who possessed a won derful sense of hearing, had even caught the whisper. He turned to Maggie, who was watching the red headsman of Mogadore sing seesaw songs with Little Miss New York off I right centre. "Mag," he whispered, so that the\ man in the box office heard. "It's a lovers' quarrel. Now, if it was me an' you, we'd make up." And Big Tim kissed the rosy Mag right there in the costly parquet. j The fine lady saw and, somehow, a j tiny tear trickled from her brown eyes, down, down, over pretty, pink cheeks, , upbn the fluffy, creamy gown of Worth. And when Big Tim saw the j tear he thought that the man had forced the tiny drop, and he scowled^ But Maggie was tugging at his arm. "Tim," she whispered, "Look. They're together—the lovers —Roxane, the Sul ' tan's daughter, and Fantan, the mes j senger." \ Tim looked and saw that it was true. The brave, royal messenger had : the dainty little princess girl in a shell of a boat on a papier-mache sea of blue, and they were singing and cooing. And Big Tim could under stand this. "Oh, Mag!" he cried; and with a hundred insignificant people looking on, he kissed his true love again and again. As he looked up from the last fond salute the fine people were leav ing. The lady looked radiantly from her brown eyes. "Bless you!" she said, as she passed Big Tim; and "Bless you!" she mur mured again to Maggie. The man's face was wreathed in smile". "You understand now. 1 ls'e," h« was saying. "It's just li':e that." And he jerked his thumb at Tim, who was holding firmly to Mag gie's plump, warm hand. —S. D STONE. They Meant Business. A Chicago stage manager was tell ing of amusing incidents of blunder: and errors caused by stage fright. Ir a romantic play, recently revived, on< of the minor characters, a dairy maid comes forward at the end of the re cital of a love romance, and com ments as .follows: "Hope filled their youth and whet ted their love; 'they plighted theii troth!" But at one of the performances tha girl who played the dairy maid was absent without notice. At the last moment the manager gave the lines to a shepherdess, who had never had lines to speak before, and who was ex cessively nervous when her cue came. This is what the astonished audience heard: "Hope filled their trough and blight ed their love; they whetted their tooth!" Milk and Foppad Corn. Became be knew his imtieut tbe doc i«t \v;is not at all ruffled when she ex '•l:i'med: "l.vi I can't, doctor: it is no use talk ir,'. I just nii't I hate milk I can't drink it I will take any kind of med icine ynu wtsli me to. but I cannot swallow sweet milk " v ••Very well." he said soothingly. ilii'ti in> opened Hit- door, and from the Bite hen there drifted in tbe smell of impping corn "Who ts popping corn?" she asked. "Your nurse." ssiid the doctor. Half nn hour later he persuaded her <> taste :i spoonful of milk '•Why. that's nut so bad after aIV It- s:tid "What did ynu do to it?" •Suiked that ptiiijied corn in It," said •i lives it itn entirely different ste. docsll t it'r Sweet milk's bitter j "iie::iy i* hound lo say it Is drink tc ;it'!er It lias suaked np the essence ■op-ieil corn for teu or tifteen mln •; " New York Sun. It is still possible, however, to ge* into vaudeville wi.hout killing yon husband or beinc 'p?i t* • -\. • ■ i Mr. Alex Robertson has returned to ! Wood berry Forest school accompanied by his guest Mr. John Wilson. NEW CHIFFONS FOR 'TUNiraiiMES Marquisettes In Pastel Shades Are Also Seen for Spring. AMONG the printed and bordered chiffons and marquisettes are shown beautiful new weaves printed in monotones, soft grays, pinks, blues and exquisite buff shades. On a pastel ground the connected flower pattern is printed fn tones ranging irom the palest tint to a deep rich color. These marquisettes are suitable for tunics over a plain satin j foundation. An effective printed chiffon, also used for tunics, is an exquisite ivory white with a border of large red roses. Still another pattern shows large yellow daisies with brown cen ters and green leaves. Probably the newest of chiffon is that with the satin stripe. These stripes come in all widths, and in a few cases are of watered satin. Another is called ribbon striped chiffon, and this differs from the other only in that the satin stripes are edged with double cords. These new chiffons come in all colors and in a particularly attractive shade of gold. A novelty chiffon in dark blue shows a woven design of waved lines about a quarter of an inch in width, while there is no end to the variety of de signs in beads and silks on tie em broidered bordered chiffons. One particularly noticeable pattern bordered a black chiffon. Tie con ventional design was carried out in Jet beads and beads of a rich jld blue. Not What He Wanted '<"M"OW, this preparatioi," ex 1N plained the druggist, Kith en thusiasm, "ia something I tan rec ommend. It is the best bio >d puri fier in the world. It is not a cure all; it is just a biood purifier, and the best ever compounded. "The formula was handed down by my grandfather, who obtained it of the court physician at Buckingham Palace. My grandfather had the good fortune to rescue the court phy sician when he was drowning, and that great scientist rewarded him by giving him this formula." "It was a punk sort of a reward," said the prospective customer, help ing himself to some cough drops. "It ! seems to me that if I rescued the court physician from a watery grave he'd have to come down with some thing more substantial than a vin egar recipe or some dad-burned for mula for sassafras tea. If he had any unmarried daughters I'd insist on leading the prettiest one to the al tar. Your grandfather must have been an easy mark, and I haven't much confidence in your blood puri fier if he handed down the formula. Many Separate Diseases. "I don't believe it's what I want, anyhow. You say it's just a blood purifier and nothing else. That would be satisfactory if I was the only one in our,family, but we are too numerous to mention and each one of us has a separate and distinct disease. "I need a blood purifier myself, for I'm always breaking out with boils, and I'm just so sick and tired of wearing poultices on the back of my neck that I feel discouraged. I've been buying flaxseed by the sack for a year &nd my Aunt Sarah, who keeps house for the bunch of us, says that she's heartbroken from mak ing pouiticcs for me. "She wouldn't mind, only she is crippled with lumbago and so she .can't keep her thoughts on what she's doing and she does make the all-firedest mistakes. The other morning she covered my neck with buckwheat poultices and dished up flaxseed pancakes for breakfast, and she felt »o bad over it that she just sat around moaning and crying all day. "My sister Alice is all doubled up with the neuralgia, and it would bring tears to the eyes of a cast iron hitching post to hear her crying for some remedy that will give her re lief. We have bought everything that is advertised in the almanacs, and they all seem to have some vir tue but they won't do what they're advertised to do. They remove super fluous bair, or relieve a cold in the head, but they won't cure neuralgia, and Alice gets so desperate some times we have to lock up all the table knives lest she do herself an injury. His Intermittent Mumps. "Then my brother Alexander has intermittent mumps. It's really a queer thing to see a grown up man having the mumps about every so often. You can't realize how that poor fellow suffers. His head be gins to Fwell up until it looks like a jack-o'-lantern, and he has to wear a bushel basket instead of a hat, and when ho's eating he has to hold a hand mirror in front of him so he can see where his mouth is, and he groans like a house afire." "I tell you, sir, it would rend your heart to hear them all groaning at onee —Aunt Sarah with her lumbago, Alice with her neuralgia and Alexan der with his mumps. Now, how would I look going home to such a house of suffering carrying a medi cine that's only valuable aa a blood purifier? How could I face my Aant Sarah if she came hobbling to the door hoping I had brought a remedy for her lumbago? And what would Alice and Alexander think of it?" "I don't care a continental what they'd think," replied the druggist, sourly. ' Has Millions of Friends How would you like to number y k ur i friends by millions as Bucklen's Ar nica Salve does? Its astounding cures tr. the past forty years made tlicm. Its the best Salve in the world for sores, ulcers, eczema, burns, boils, scalds, cuts, corns, sore eyes, sprains, swellings, bruises, cohl sores- Has no equal for piles. 25c at B. F. H The Epileptic Colony The recent decision of the State Su preme Court against the Western State ..-fospital Board in its effort to re tain possession of the Murkland prop erty means that the -Haunton board will rot have to comply with the or der of the general board to convey this property to it. The property will probably be sold and the proceeds used in the development of the State epi'ep tic colony, which will beirin operations this month with 100 epileptics. Cap*. Lewis Harrr.au, of Philadel phia, is in the city. #3%. G l£ Klise has returned to Hin i/ify W. Vs., after spending some time wilh his family here. A Fierce Night Alarm is the hoarse, startling cough of a child suddenly attacked by croup. Often it aroused Lewis Chamberlin of Man chester, 0., (R. R. No. 2) for their four children were greatly subject to croup. "Sometimes in severe attacks," he wrote, "we were afraid they would die, but since we proved what a cer tain remedy Dr. King's New Discov cry is, we have no fear. We rely on it for croup and for coughs, colds or any throat or lung trouble." So do thous ands of others. So may you. Asth ma, Hay Fever, La Grippe, Whoop ing Cough, Hemorrhages fly before it. 50c and §1.00. Triai bottle free. Sold by B. F. Hughes. PROFESSIONAi CARDS — ' — j Alex.F. Robertson. A. Stuart Robertson ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON, ATTORNEYS- AT-LAW. Staunton, Va. i «.FBi.KV A.TTOKNBT-.AT-L* » "econd KaaaaaV <'ample, ■utuan'noos "*-->i»o- v* ana I.A. ALBXANugK ATTORNEY AT-LA * N& S Lawyer'> Rr>«r THOMAS D. RANSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Court House Square, Staunton, Va Ganeral Practice—Virginia and West Virginia pEYTON COCHRAN Attorney and counsellor at Law STAUNTON, VA. No. 14Court Place. UAMPTON H. WAYT, 11 ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Practise in ail Federal Courts Genera? Receiver for Corporation Court or City ol ritaunton. Eehols' Building, Staunton, Va. *. O. TIMBEELAKE, JR. B M. it. 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