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Staunton Spectator
Published Every Friday by
the Staunton spectator
Harold E. West, President.
SSSu :*■£{ In Advance
BBSs, w—ll ssa ■ ■ii i ssi I ' -• -
In order to avoiet delays, on account
of personal absence,letters anel all com
munications for the Spectator should
not be addressed to any individual con
nected with the office, but simply to
Hnterad at the Postofliee at Staunton
Va., as second class mail matter.
With so many monkeys all over
the country hankering for a little
Presidential attention, we don't
understand 'why Taft singled out
that one in the New York zoo.
Some Congressmen are actually
getting so finicky that they object
to one man's drawing two govern
ment salaries. What's the good
of having a strong official drag, If
you can't cash in on it?
Since Colonel Bryan dined with
Governor Dix there's been revival
of talk about the governor's Presi
dential chances. Is it a case of
cause and effect?
Over in "Dear ol' Lunnun,"
when the banquet wine gets above
the wisdom line, they prattle of
annexing the United States. Over
here —oh, we just laugh, knowing
a good joke when we meet it in
the road.
Rainbow chasers may not gather
the substantials, but as a class
they get more fun out of their ex
pectations than rich men do out of
their coin. The real rainbow
chaser is born, not made.
About a year ago the republican
state convention of South Dakota
protested against putting railroad
lawyers on the Federal bench. A
S. D. railroad lawyer, backed by
both Senators, has just been nom
inated to be a U. S. district judge.
What's the answer?
In the minds of many persons
who applaud the recent Anti-
Trust decisions, there lurks a fly
in the ointment in the fact that no
criminal proceedings either accom
panied or followed the civil suits
and that the "malefactors of great
wealth" have not been sentenced
to terms in prison for having taken
part in illegal proceedings.
It is so rarely that we have oc
casion to agree with Mr. Roose
velt that we are happy to quote
commendation from his special
message of January 31, 1908 in re
gard to the enforcement of the
Sherman law, in which he declar
ed that advocates of criminal pros
ecution are really opponents of the
law and advocates of the Trusts.
The reason for this apparent para
dox is obvious to any one who
knows the very basis of our crim
inal procedure.
In the first place the persons
forming a corporation differ wide
ly from the company itself. No
matter how deeply the corporation
may be indebted, each stockholder
is only liable to the extent of his
holdings, and no suit can be
brought against him for the whole
of the'debt.
Ifwejcould imagine a railroad
train "wilfully and maliciously"
running'over a man and killing
him, the engineer may be held
criminally liable, but no mere
stockholder can be tried for mur
der. The corporation has an ex
istence utterly distinct from that
of its several stockholders. If a
stockholder commits a personal
crime, the company is not respon
sible on his account, nor is the
stockholder punishable for a viola-
Ition of law on the part of the com
pany, except as loss of dividends
. ...
may be considered punishment.
Now, to punish a member of a
corporation it must be shown that
he personally was responsible for
the illegal acts. A specific crime
must be clearly defined, and it
must be proven beyond reasonable
doubt that the special person ac
cused committed or was accessory
to the commission of the crime.
For example, if a man be accus
ed of murder, it must first be
shown that a murder was com
mitted; the dead body must be
produced—the corpus delicti, as it
is called in law—then the fact that
a certain specified person com
mitted the crime must be proven,
with all doubtful points in favor of
the prisoner. As a result a ma
jority of ordinary trials for com
mon crimes result in acquittal,
and if this be true, the difficulty of
B roving individual guilt in viola
>ns of such laws as the Sherman
law may be seen.
To prosecute individuals in the
cases arising under this law,would
be an interminable process, and it
, should be postponed until a differ
ent statue is enacted.
The lonely lake lies sad and pale
Beneath a shadowed moon,
No ripple laughs along the shale,
No mating bird gives tune.
The trees in garb of black, on me
Cast mournful, pitying glance;
Kven the youngest aspen tree
Forbids its leaves to dance.
We kisseel at morning 'ncalli their
We and kissed today —
They sigh, the tree's that heard our
"Today is dead,' they say. I
U'oruelia Kane Kalhtxmc, in llano's
| We.kl,
Baltimore, June 7.—Special—Wheat
eloseel tinner: Spot and June 9 l 4 , July
911,; Augusta 90 3 4 .
Corn closed tirm; Spot and June
oil*,; July 59^.
Oats quiet; No. 2 white 41 : > 4 a42;
standard white 41, I t i 'a41 3 4 ; No. 3 white
Eggs; market steady; Md., Va.,
Western, W. Va., 16; Southern 15a15)£.
Live poultry; market firm. Fowls,
old hens, chickens spring \y z
lbs. and over 30; ditto lj£ lbs. 27a28;
1 lb. and under 25.
Ducks, white Pekings 12; Muscovy
and Mongrel 11; Puddle 11; spring,
3 lbs. and over 20.
Closing Quotation*
Chesapeake;& Ohio 85*^
Central Leather, com 31J4
Central Leather, pfd 103%
Central Leather Bonds 5s
Baltimore & Ohio 108
Virginia-Carolina Chemical, com
Virginia-Carolina Chemical, pfd
U. 8. Steel, com 77%
D. S. Steel, pfd HB>£
U.S. Steel Bondsds 105%
The U. S. Department of Agricul
ture, in connection with its potato
work throughout the country, is
carrying on a fertilizer and variety
test with potatoes on the farm of Mr.
W. N. Sproul, at Middiebrook.
The fertilizer experiment consist of a
series of 21 flats of one twentieth of an
acre each. The object of this experi
ment is to determine, if possible, what
plant foods need to be added to the soil
of this vicinity, and in what quantity,
to produce the largest field of potatoes.
On two of the flats there has been
applied a complete fertilizer at the
rate of one ton per acre, on two other
similar mixtures at the rate of one
half ton per acre. As is very generally
known fertilizer contains
nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash.
In order to determine whether all of
these arejnecessary Tor the soil in this
Miity, one of tlu plats has received
pplication of nitrogen and phos
phoric aciel only; the potash having
been emitted another plat has nitroge>n
and potash only the phosphoric acid
havingjbeen omitted anel still another
ha? received phosphoric acid only,oth
er plats have been treated with but
one of these three plant foods, that is,
one has nitrogen only, another phosj
phoric aciel only and another potash
only. It is not expecteel that very re
liable results can be obtained in a sin
gle season but in two or three years
something of coniderable value should
be learnd.
The experiment with the different
varieties of potatoes is to {determine
the best and most economical source
of seed supply for southern and east
ern truckers who grow potatoes for the
early market. Several of the most
promising varities are being grown in
«ach the i important seed potatoe
producing centers of the north. Au
gusta county is included in this exper
iment. The potatoes are grown in
these localities and then taken to the
tiucking regions and grown side by
side to determine their respective val
ues for the truckers use. If seed pota
toes from Augusta county are as good
for the growers of eastern Virginia as
those from much farther north and
west, then the growers of potatoes in
this county and early potatoe produc
ers of the south and east will be mut
ually benefited. Results already ob
«d would seem to inelieate that this
t improbable.
The writer wiil be glad to meet any
and all of the people interesteel.in these
experiment a little later in the season
at Mr. Sproul's and explain more in
detail the nature of these experiments.
Notice of this meeting will be made
W. V. Shear
Work Will Start Soon
after you take Dr. King's New Life
Pills, and you'll ejuiekly enjoy their
fine results. Constipation and indi
gestion vanish and fine appetite re
turns. They regulate stomach, liver
and bowels anel impart new strength
anil energy to tbe whole system. Try
them. Only 20c at B. F. Hughes'.
Died May 30th, at Buffalo Gap, Mrs.
Oatherine Ingram after a short illness,
aged 82 years,widow of Hugh Ingram;
was a devoted wife anel mother, a
good Christian from her early life up,
number of Methodist Church. She
leaves several sons and daughters to
mourn her loss. Services were held at
Buffalo Gap Chapel conducted by
Rev. Dr. White of Churchville. Her
remains were laid to rest at Buffalo
Miss Lily Baker of Winchester was
here yesterday on her way to New
A Pair of
Good Eyes
may grow constantly strong
er in hard and continuous
work and retain their vigor
as long as any other organ
of the body. But when one
discerns a hint of dimness, a
tired feeling, an ache in the
eye balls or repeated head
aches, then glasses may be
of great service in arresting
the failures that if neglected
may cause deep anxiety and
H. L. Lang,
Masonic Temple
Staunton, Virginia
Laurel Hill, June 7.—The much
talked of power plant which is to be
establisheel in this section by Northern
capitalists is soon to be in operation,
so the Dispatch-News correspondent
is informed by representatives of the
company that is backing the enter
bjise. This'concern has held options
here for a long time and last week
a party of surveyors was here going
over the ground with a view to fixing
the location of the big clam anel the
site for the power house, which, it is
understood, will be eighty by a hun
elred feet. It will require a structure
this large, [it is said, to house the
equipment, which will be of the most
The work will be started by tunnel
ing through the great hill. From
the beginning of the hole to its out
let is a distance of about 800 yarels,anel
it is just'six miles around the river.
With the fall available an immense
power can;be derived.
When "in conversation representa
tives of,the corn pany'stated that prop
erty owners; will be greatly benefitted.
looking through this
village* b ith a view to acquiring a
j : ightjof «ay for the electric car line.
As the road is not wide enough to ac
commodate both cars and vehicles
this will have to go through
T. N. Haun has moved into his
new and up-to-date home which
is" on a genilj slope overlooking
the great 20 foot dam that will hold
the water for the great power.
The family of Frank Sprouse were
visiting the family of M. C. Defi'en
baugh at Buresford on Sunday last.
A picked team composed of Rollers
Fishersville anel Laurel Hill players
went down to Bridgewater on Satur
elay last|anel crossed bats with that
nine'and got warmed up to the tune
of Bto 2, the jßridgewater boys out
classing them at'every turn.
, The little child of Mr. Ernest Alley
who broke its arm several days ago, is
getting alonpr nicely under the careful
attention of Dr. T. C. Miller ot New
A Dreadful Wound
from a knife, gun, tin can, rusty nai',
fireworks, or of any other nature, de
mands prompt treatment with Buck
len's Arnica Salve to prevent blood
poison or gangrene. It's the quickest,
surest healer for all such wounds as
also for burns, boils, sores, skin erup
tions, eczema, chapped hands, corns or
piles. 25c at B. F. Hughes'.
« m ♦
A Bird That Is Feared.
The elster iPlca candafa) is a bird
that % respected and feared through
out south Germany. It belongs to the
Ren tribe :ind*is about the size of ■
c; with black and white feathers
long, pointed tall. It builds its
t In orchards, and its life is sacred
If it is seen three times in succession
on the same housetop in a place re
mote from Its home it Is believed to be
a sure sign of death in that hause. If
It flies over a house where any one is
111 and gives its peculiar cry the sick
person is sure to die, but if it does noi
scream the paitient may recover. It. is
better for the sick person if the bird
does not come near. No one could be
hired to bother these birds for feai
they might seek revenge, and if bj
chance one of them should die it is s.
sign of bad luck to the owner of tin
property where it is found. Th
bird is a valuable insect destroyer ant'
Bhis way probably more than com
sates for the fear it occasions
ing the farmers.
Cursing In Korea.
A strange way of cursing Is that ol
the Korean. His ordinary swear wore!
Is "Oenuma," or "You ' brute." The
Japanese have the same partiality foi
this term of endearment But accord
ing to the Oriental Economic Review
the Korean considers himself especial
ly abusive when he calls a person b>»
child or grandchild. When he wants
to call somebody down the Korean
demands hotly, "Are* you not my
child?" And 'the angry retort is:
"What! I your child? You are my
grandchild." Then the flrst goes n
step further and cries, "You are a
grandchild of my grandchild X to
which the rejoinder is: "You conceit
ed fellow! Have you forgotten that
you are a grandchild of a grandchild
I of*my grandchild?" When their vl
tuperation reaches its climax the peo
pie of Chosen at last come to the oc
cidental standard of exclaiming, "You
grandchild of a dog!"
- .» - -~^~*———™ —
Duncan Smoked In Church.
Sir Walter Scott in his "Heart of
Midlothian" refers to one Duncan of
Knbckduuder, an important personage,
who smoked during the whole of tbe
sermon from an iron pipe tobacco bor
rowed from other worshipers. We are
told that at the end of the discourse
he knocked the ashes out of his pipe,
replaced it In his sporran, returned the
tobacco pouch to'its owner and Joined
in the prayer with decency and atten
If You Don't Think So Try to Start a
Game In Turkey.
It is., or was until recently, a difficult
matter to be a sportsman in Turkey.
One Rechad Bey tried it, with a re
sult weird enough to serve as a basis
for a detective story or a comic opera.
The young Turk had organized a
football team among his friends, to
gether with some Greeks and Arme
nians, and began practicing. Not very
long after, in the middle of the night,
police came to his bouse and earned
him off to Scutari. There he was sub
mitted to a long interrogation as to
the club and the game of football.
The authorities were convinced that
they had found a great plot and that
the club must tie a secret society. A
special messenger was sent for the
ball, and that was duly examined and
found to be an infernal machine. The
ruleslof the game were considered to
be another piece of damning evidence,
and still worse were the sweaters and
colors of the club.
After loug deliberation the culprit
was sent to the higher police authori
ties In Stamboul, who went through a
second long examination and came to
the conclusion that the empire had
been saved from disintegration by the
early discovery of a great plot. They
dispatched the whole matter to be In
quired into at the sultau's palace at
Ylldiz, and a special commission took
the matter in hand.
After much careful thought and ex
amination of the evidence of the crime
it was decided that there might not
be nothing in it, but that it must not
be committed again.—Harper's Weekly.
Stories Planned and Promised That
Never Saw the Light.
The Bookman republishes a paper by
Professor Brander Matthews entitled
"Unwritten Books" that was first
printed many years a;:o. Trofessor
Matthews speaks of the projected
books and plays that never saw the
light and have been read, like bills In
cosgress, by title only.
Moliere planned a comedy under the
title "L'Homme de Cour," which was
to be his masterpiece. Nothing is
known of it today. Richard Brinsley
Sheridan intended to write a follower
to "The School For Scandal" and "The
Rivals." The subject was "Affecta
tion." It never went beyond a few
random notes.
For years the paper covers of every
new book that Victor Hugo issued con
tinued to announce as soon to be pub
lished a romance entitled "La Quan
quengrogne." Many posthumous vol
umes of the French poet's writing In
prose and verse have been sent forth
by his literary executors, but of this
oddly entitled fiction nothing has been
heard. In 1862 Alphonse Daudet an
nounced as In press a volume of short
stories to be called "La Pentameron."
The book remained unpublished and
apparently unwritten. The younger
Dumas has left on record more than
one reference to a comedy to be called
"La Route de Thebes," planned before
"Francillon," but never given to the
Roasting an Egg.
Every boy and girl down on the farm
in times gone by used to roast eggs,
pieces of meat and potatoes in embers
in the old wood cook stove or in the
big open fireplace. Barns were search
ed for hens' nests, and the fine, fresh
eggs were wrapped in heavy paper.
The v paper was dampened, and several
thicknesses of it protected the eggs
from scorching. You know, wet pa
per in a ball is hard to burn. Well,
the wrapped up eggs were put on the
live coals and partially covered by
them. In from five to fifteen minutes
the egg was roasting hot and ready to
eat with salt, pepper and butter. A
pin hole was made in the big end of
the egg so as to let the steam escape
to keep it from bursting the shell and
the meats from running out If you
have never as a small boy roasted such
eggs you have missed one,of child
■hood's greatest Joys.—New York Press.
How It Got There.
A gamekeeper was going over his
master's estate one morning, when he
encountered a gentleman of the poach
ing class. The gamekeeper noticed
that tbe other's hat was bulging in a
curious manner. After subjecting the
hat to an examination he found a flue
young pheasant.
"How did*this get here?" the game
keeper asked, glaring at the culprit.
"Blowed if I know," growled the
poacher, gazing at the pheasant with
an apparent look of great perplexity.
"The blooming thing must have crawl
ed up my trousers leg."—London Tit-
Love Letter of a Kaffir.
Here is a Kaffir love letter:
Dear Miss E. Naabenl—l have great con
fidence In thundering the width ot my
opinion that I shall thank for kindness If
you will give me the privilege of lettering
with you concerning love as your most
winning face has drawn my serious at
tention to you, and that I shall appreciate
ynu in anticipation of an early reply and
also terminating this with suereme of
ir.-,ii s^tfs^r,,,!rum BAAIBO.
Servants In Turkey.
Turkey Is not nearly so benighted as
we imagine, for there is no servant
question there. is still
recognized, the kadun (mistress of the
house) is a mother to her servants,
whom she treats as children, and no
cftildrenfln the" world are better treated
than Turkish children. The.most pain
ful thing the kadun can do to a maid
is to say: "The master has found s
good husband for thee. be
married at such and such a time."
"Oh, mistress,, what have 1 done to
be thus abandoned?" is the usual sor
rowful response.
Even after the servant's marriage the
kindly relations between mistress and
maid continue. There are no fixed
servant wages in-Turkey. Faithful
servants are rewarded from time to
time in accordance with th*ir master*'
or mistresses' good pleasure or circum
stances.—Chicago Journal.
Tha Worm Turned.
Hot Dad—No, sir; I won't have my
daughter tied for life to a stupid fool.
Her Suitor—Then don't you think you
bad better let me take her off your
hands?— Boston Transcript.
The Ruling Passion.
Reporter (at front door)— There Is a
rumor that Mr. Greatman has just
died. Is this true? Butler-Yes, but
be has nothing to say for publication.
The Woman Question.
Tommy-Pa! Pa-Well, what is it
now? Tommy — What's "the woman
question?" Pa—Did you mail that let
tor? .Toledo Blade.
Hakes Home Baking Easy
Absolutely Pure v
7"l»o baking powder
made from Royal Grape ■
Cream of Tartar
no alum.no lime phosphate
A quiet aud veiy pretty wedding aid
one in which much interest centered,
owing to the popularity of the bride,
was that last night when Miss Ana*
B;ll became the bride of Mr. Horaoe
Adam Soper'the ceremony being per
forated at the bridj's home, Rev.' 5 '.Q.
Hullihsrj, rector of Iriuity Episco
pal church, ofrisiating. Mis, Peyton
Uoahran played ihe wedding march
as the bridal part.*; enisrad the frout
parlor and mart had ta an inprovisad
altai'the bride being attended by her
maid of honor M'ss Sue Bali, while
Ih? groom had as his best man his
brother Dr. Wiilard Sopar of New
For some years the "Bail girls"
heen noted for their baanty
and popularity and Staunton regrets
to give up ous of her daughters who
by her charming and gracious manner
has endeared herself to so many
hearts. Sha looked unusually lovely
in her wedding gown of white satiu
trimaied with Dyioliass Ins and pearl
papsesientre &nd a tnlle
veil. Her eistar Miss Sua wore white
chiffon, built on white sitin.
Mr. Sopar is a proninsat business
man of Bloomington, 111., and has
made a any friends during his recant
visits here. After a biidal trip they
will go to New York and from there
to Bloominetan. The presents were
beautiful and very ruaaaroas. The
ont cf town gnests were Mr. and Mrs.
Clinton T. Brpmc of Bloomngton.
parents of tha groom ; Misi Lnty Su
per, Vr. and Mrs Carter Lagg,Mr. ai;
Mrs. Harry brazier, Messis. Eberly,
Estav William and Harry Fzazier.
Roanoke Florist, Old Staunton
Man, Loses Boquet and $4 as A
Result of Too Much Confidence
victim of a cheat flas'iai yeataroar.
Tha stracgsr is a boaqast of fliwsrs
sud $i in os'h batter off and Mr. Fai
iin nas tha exp?ri6iijs ia ratnro.
About six thirty o'clook yastataaj
evening, as Mr. Fallon was beginning
to think of closing his place for tin
day, a well dressed Strang 2r entered
and after soma inquiry purchased a
bosquet of flowers,the price of which
was 12.75. He offered Mr. Failon a
check for ffi.7s, signed "— — Thon
as.and when the florist showed tome
hesitation abont accepting it, he as
sured him that it was all right, that
massif was Mr. Thomas, a New
iusjranco man, Mt. Failou «va
patting hungry and it was
lat? ; S3 '.3 put his doubts asida and
isceatsd ihe check., giving "Mr.
riiomis" ?>4 >n ehanga.the differnno?
iiatween the ohecs and the price of
the floaers. He later found that tkt
:'iack was worthless and notified Mm
Ir leconnting his experience this
uorning lie said it was not so innob
the four dollars he minded as the
fact that he was "sting."
Kidney Disases Cause Half the
Emmon Aches and Ills
of Staunton People
; weak link weakens a chain,
kidneys weaken the whole
d hasten the final breaking
Overwork, strains, colds anel other
causes injure the kidneys, and when
their activity is lessened the whole
b dy suffers from the excess of uric
poison circulated in the blood.
Aches anel pains anel languor smd
urinary ills come, and "here is an ever
increasing tendency towarels dropsy
and falal Bright's disease. There is
no real help for the sufferer except
kidney help.
Doan's Kidney Pill s act elirectly on
Ihe kidneys and strike at the root of
the trouble. Staunton cures are the
Mrs. George \V. Kubank, :MU H.
Washington St, Staunton, Va., says:
"For six mouths I was troubled by
backache anel coulel not attenei to lm
housework. My kidneys were als<
weak and I was annoyed by a diffi
culty with the kielney secretions. The
contents of one box of Doan's Kielney
Bills, procured at Thomas Hogshead's
Drug Store, entirely relieved me and
1 have not bad a return attack of kiel
nev trouble."
For sale by all elealers. Price 50 cenls
Foster Jlillburn Co., Buffalo, N. V..
sole agents for the Uniteel States.
Remember the name—Doan's -anel
take no other.
Miss Elizabeth James is v isiting a
the home of Rev. F. W. Neve at Ivy.
Methods In Days When "No Lickln', No
Larnin'," Was the Rule.
The schoolroom practices of a half
century ago are incredible to a modern
pupil. It is well that they have not
been continued, but an account of
them by an eyewitness is often amus
ing. One incident from A. H. Hall's
"Old Bradford Schooldays" brings up
I a teacher who clung to the old prin
ciple, "No lickin', no larnin'."
Horace Walton, at recess, climbed
to the top of the highest nut tree and,
losing his hold, feU to the ground. He
struck on many of the .#.ibs in his
descent The boys were terribly
frightened as he struck the ground.
Just as we crowded about him to see If
he still lived, our/faces as white as
his, the bell rang for the resumption
The last boy in was Walton, and
Just as he fell rather than sat down in
his seat the master shouted, "Come
out here instanter!" He gave him a
flogging that made the fall from the
tree seem the lesser of the two evils.
A few years ago, meeting Walton for
the first time for many years, he re
marked that he well remembered how
that master at last succeeded in bring
ing things into routine order in the
school. Each morning as the school
assembled this order was observed:
"First bell, come to order; second bell,
attention; third bell, lick Walton."
They Are Gsad Winners, but Drown
Their Losses In Tears.
To many brokers women are hoo
doos, and some stock exchange houses
refuse absolutely to have anything to
do with the fair sex. The majority cf
brokerage firms try their best to keep
women's speculative accounts out of
their offices. Some houses are obliged
to take women's accounts as a matter
of personal friendship, but they will
not open accounts for other women, no
matter how well they may be intro
Wall street men do not have a high
opinion of the average woman's busi
ness sense. Most women have an idea
that one needs only to get a "tip"
from some "insider" in Wall street to
be sure of making "barrels of money"
—for new gowns, hats and Jewelry.
The dictum of Wall street is that
women are good winners, but bad
losers. It Is difficult to reason about
money and business with an angry or
weeping woman. Her view of Wall
street and all its works suddenly be
comes entirely emotional, and only o
broker with infinite patience can calm
her. Many a time a stock exchange
house has taken a woman customer's
loss rather than face her tears.—Strand
The Queer Carabao.
The carabao is said to be slower than
a camel and more obstinate than a
mule. Every one seems agreed that
the chief ambition in life of a cara
bao, if he has any at alt, is to lie down
I puddle of water with just his nossi
horns sticking out Consequently
iderable commotion rules the wag
rain when it approaches a stream
must be forded. The soldiers
who are walking behind the carts as
guards lay aside their rifles and begin
to belabor each animal. In the mid
dle of the stream tbe excitement
reaches its highest pitch. The cara
bao will begin to stretch his neck and
bend, his knees and grunt—infallible
indications of his intention to lie down.
Everybody works like a beaver to pre
thim from accomplishing this fell
se, but their labors are not al
suceessful. They may get him
the stream, but this is unusual
fortune.—Harper's Weekly.
Siren In Skirts.
Which is the most recent siren (of
the animal variety) in history? Jacobus
Noieras relates that in 1403 a siren was
captured in the Zuider Zee. tShe was
(says Mr. Norman Douglas in "Siren
Land") brought to Haarlem and, being
naked, allowed herself to be clothed;
she learned to eat like a Dutchman;
she could spin thread and take pleas
ure in other maidenly occupations; she
was gentle and lived to a great age,
But she never spoke. The honest bur
ghers had no knowledge of the lan
gunge of tbe sea folk to enable them
to teach her their own tongue, so
she remained mute to the end of her
I Making Use of It.
lere is no use giving you a check,
lear. My bank account is over
ell, give it to me anyway, George,
say, make it for $500. 1 want to
pun It out of my shopping bag with
my handkerchief at the bridge game
this afternoon."—Cleveland Plain Deal-
Origin of Dukes.
The word duke comes from the Latin
"dux," a leader. In early Saxon times
the commanders of armies were called
dukes—l. c., the leaders of the soldiery.
In other words, the first duke was the
first best fighting man. No regard was
had to ancestry or present attainments
or any other sort of thing beyond the
simple matter of warlike efficiency.
I Naturally the leader of the fighting
! would wSen the fighting was overcome
! In for the lion's share of the spoils and
"honors," and naturally again"the rest
of the folks would "look up", to him,
and by degrees his superiority would
be imparted to his family, and a "no
bility" would spring into being. It al,
rested, to start with, on brute force and
animal courage combined with cunning
and thrusting.—New York
Colored Hailstones.
Red hail is not unknown, even It
Great Britain, for in May of 1885 there
was quite a heavy fall of it at Castle
wellan, in County Down. Red and
white fell together, and the red bu>
was not merely ou the surface of the
pellets, but went through and through
When one was squeezed between the
fingers it stainenl them.
At Minsk, in Russia, an even stran
ger hail shower had fallen five years
before. Some of the pell ts were ring
■i, and. while some were distinctly
h. others ivere a bright blue,
scientists declare that the color
due to various mineral salts.
A Feeling Allusion.
"I heard TJncle Joe talking about
something he said he saw at the horse
races, but 1 know better," confided the
recently chastised small boy to his
chum. "He saw 'em right here, and
they're my ma and pa."
■it did he say?" asked the chum,
said he saw a spanking team."
more American.
Virtue is not lefl to stand alone. Ha
who practices It will have neighbors.
Psychology of Store Planning.
The basement of a store w;;s former-
Ily regarded merely as a cellar, fit for
j storage, packing boxes, etc. Then
' came a merchant of tlie present day,
j gifted with an imagination to an un-
I usual degree, who recognized—though,
j perhaps, not In these terms-that the
I customer was guided by subconscious
' control and argued that the lack of
j effort in going downstairs would ap
peal to the subconsciousness and that
the glimpse ot displays se>en at the
I foot of the stairs would lend customers
to the basement, notwithstanding the
' low ceiling, the imperfect ventilation
and the absence of daylight This
merchant has lived to see not only a
i dally attendance on a basement floor
I ten or a dozen times greater than that
on the average floor above the first,
but also to see his discovery copied by
pnactically every store in the land.
The real gist of his discovery was
' that subconscious control leads us to
do the easy thing first—namely, go
downstairs—without reckoning with
the next problem, ywhich was, of
course, getting out of the basement—
I Cassier's Magazine.
The Kangaroo's Defense.
In the kangaroo hunts of Australia
cap'ire is sufiicienriy easy, but some
times the kangaroo makes an original
If possible the kangaroo dlrectß his
flight toward a river. If he reaches
it he enters, and, thanks to his great
height, he is able to go on foot to a
depth where the dogs are obliged to
swim. There he plants.himself on his
two hind legs and his tail and, up to
his shoulders in the water, awaits the
arrival of the pack. With his fore
paws he seizes by the head the first
dog that approaches, and as he is more
solidly balanced than his assailant he
holds the dog's nose beneath the wa
ter as long as he can. Unless a second
dog speedily comes to the rescue the
l first one is inevitably drowned. If a
companion arrives and sets him free
he is glad to regain the bank as quick
ly as possible. A strong and cour
ageous old kangaroo will hold his own
f twenty or thirty dogs, drowu
e and frightening others, and
:er is oblige/1 to intervene with
—New York Press.
Straining the Keg.
Blevins, a giant woodchopper,
good nature and ready wit
made him a welcome addition to the
store circle, entered the village gro
cery. The loafers moved n little closer
together to make room foi Bufe on a
soap box, but he marched past the
friendly circle, plumped an empty mo
lasses keg down on the counter and
drew a stained bill from his pocket,
which he held out to the proprietor of
the store. An expectant grin went
rouDd the circle, for Storekeeper Jones
had the reputation of never wronging
himself by overweighing or under
charging. The merchant adjusted his
glasses and looked expectantly from
the bill to the woodchopper.
"Notice you charged me for five gal-
I lons o' molasses last time I had this
' four gallon keg filled," drawled Rufe.
"I don't mind payin' for the extra gal
lon, Mr. Jones, but 1 do kinder hate
to have a good keg strained to pieces."
—Youth's Companion.
The Samurai's Servant.
Here is an interesting legend about
an ofuda which appears as the badge
of a family at Matsue. The story, as
Hearn tells it, is that: "Once a serv
ant of the family went to Ise, in de
spite of his master's orders to remain
in the house. When he came back
the samurai flew into a rage and kill
ed him. Then the murderer felt sorry
and buried the body in the garden or
bamboo patch. The day after tho
servant came back again and apolo
gized for his absence at Ise. You
can guess the rest of the legend
I When tbe grave opened there
was no dead body there—only an ofi
da cut in two, as if by a sword slash."
Never Suffered From Bath.
There are quarters in London In
which the uselessness of the bath is
no novel proposition, A district nurse
called at a house where there was a
case of infectious disease.
"Have you a bath In the house?"
asked the practical visitor.
"Yes, mum," was the reply; "but,
thank God, we've never *ad to use It"
—London Chronicle. ,
Atmospheric Resistance.
The resistance of our atmosphere ma
terially retards raindrops, hailstones,
aerolites and all other bodies which
fall through it and were it not for the
resistance it presents every rainstorm
would be disastrous to tbe human
race, as each drop would fall with a
Telocity great enough to penetrate the
full length of a full grown man's body.
When Bilkins was away from home
on a long business tripihe got a letter
from his wife that still puzzles him.
It ended thus:
"Baby is well and lots brighter than
she used to be. Hoping that you are
the same, I remain, your loving wife."
—Everybody's Magazine.
Applied Science. "
When James Russell Lowell was
minister to England he was guest at
a banquet at which one of the speak
ers was Sir Frederick Bramwell. Sir
Frederick was to respond to the toast
"Applied Science." It was long after
midnight when the toast was pro
posed, and several speakers were still
to be called. Rising in his place, the
scientist said:
"At this hour of the night, or, rath
er, of the morning, my only interest in
applied science is to apply the tip of
the match to the side of the box upon
which alone it ignites and to apply
the flame so obtained to the wick of a
bedroom candle."
A moment later Lowell tossed a pa-
K3S the table to him bearing
j lines:
Sir Frederick, would that all
y talent and supply your match!
Easy Enough,
fore the capture of Savannah
Logan, with two or three of
entered the depot at Chicago
to take the cars east on his way to re
join his command. The general, being
a short distance in advauce of the oth
ers, stepped on the steps of a car,-but
was stopped by an Irishman with:
"Ye can't go in there."
"Why not?" asked the general.
"Because them's a 1 eddies' caer, and
no gentleman '11 be goin' in there with
out a leddy. There's wan sate in that
I caer over there if yees want it."
"Yes," rephed the general, "I see
there is,on. seat, but what shall I do
I with my siaff ?"
"Oh, yer staff!" was the reply. "Go
take the sate and stick yer staff out of
the windy."
Baltimore, June 7 How firm he is
in the esteem anel affection of an entire
nation is today realized as never be-J
fore by James Cardinal Gibbons, an"
American prince of the Catholic
Church for a generation.
In the most significant tribute ever
paid to a churchman in the Western
Hemisphere, by distinguished men of
all creeds anil faiths, Cardinal Gibbons
was euologized yesterelay afternoon in
celebration of his fiftieth anniversary
as a priest anel twenty-fifth annivers
ary of his elevation as a cardinal.
Wheels of tre Government were al
mest stopped to pay homage to the
distinguished prelate. Statesmen,
ohni-ohmen of ail religions, jurists,
diplomats, and thousands of citizens
joiued in a remarkable public testi
monial to the beloved Caidinal, non-.
lian, ami crowning bis life of
ian ieadership. Among them
President Taft. Ex-President
re It, Ambassador Bryce, Speak
imp ('lark and others no less
Wins Fight For life
as a long and bloody battle for
it was waged by James B. Mer
suon, of Newark, N. J., of which he
writes: "I had lost much blood from
lung hemorrhages, aud was very weak
and rundown. For eight months I
was unable to work. Death seemed
close on my heels, when 1 began three*
weeks ago, to use Dr. King's New
Discovery. But it has helped me
greatly. It is eloing all that you
claim." For weak, sore lungs, obsti
nate coughs, stubborn colels, hoarse
ness, la grippe, asthma, hay fever or
any throat or lung trouble, it's su
preme. 500 and $1.00. Trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by B. F. Hughes.
,Wesiberry,L.l.,Jnne 7—Bad weather
today again prevented the seoond
game of tha International polo sariee
Other Important Changes And
Improvements Granted by Com
pany Through Chamber
Long desired changes and improve
ments in tne sohednle on divi
sion of the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road have been secured by the Cham
ber of Commerce acting in oonjuno
tion with Frank Boiler, who repre
sented the commercial travelers.
■ly to Mr. Roller and Peyton
ran, of the Chamber's railroad
littee. is dne the credit for the
better service promised by the rail
road. Both of them worked very hard
for it.
The new sohednle will include a
new train as well as several impor
tant changes affeating the old ones.
The new train will leave Lexington
at il a. oi.. and will do local work be
tween that station and Stannton, ar
riving hereabout 7:3o,and continuing
through to Washington as a fast trair,
making snob stops as Cave Station,
Harrisonburg, Broadway, New Mar
ket, Mt. Jackson, Edinbarg, Woods
tock, strasbnrg and other stops as
Train No. 14 now makes between
strasbnrg and Washington. The B.
and O. is to oonnect with this train
aud make snch stops as may be deem
ed neoeasary between Strasbnrg,
«r's Ferry and Washington,
nrning: The B. and O.will pnt
on a train either at Washington or
Harper's Ferry to oonneot with
Bern Train No. 18 at Strasbnrg
ion for Harrisonburg, oonnect ing
with B. and O. fast train for
Stannton and Lexington.
Train No. 66 which no«v artives at
Lexington at 6.06 p. tn. will, with
the new sohednle iv effect, return to
Staunton the same day. laying over
night here, thereby affording a local
train for the cnnvenisnce of Stann
ton and Lexington and people living
between these stations. Laaving
Stannton the next morning this train
will continue through to Washington
as a hicaltraiu over the tracks of the
B. and O. and Santhern.
Jhe other features of the schedule
will remain as at present.
.., T .,
Miss Clyde Franklin left yesterday
morning for Franklin.
rVomen as Wen as Men are Made liserabh
by Kidney and Bladder Trouble.
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind,
discourages and lessens ambit ion; beauty,
vigor and cheerful
ness soon disappear
when the kidneys are
" out of order or dis
' Kidney trouble has
I become so prevalent
' that it is not uncom
• mon for a child to be
born afflicted with
. weak kidneys. If the
Id urinates toooften, if the urine scalds
flesh, or if, when the child reaches an
age when it should be able to control the
passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet
ting, depend upon it, the cause of the diffi
culty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a diseased condition of
the kidneys and bladder and not to a
habit as most people suppose.
Women as well as men are made miser
able with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy.
The mild and the immediate effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold
cent and one-dollar
size bottles. You may '
have a sample bottle
by mail free, also a I
pamphlet telling all i
about Swamp-Ro#t, Horn, .is^,f.sZ^ —
including many of the thousands of testi
monial letters received from sufferers
who found Swamp-Root to be just the
remedy needed. In writing Dr. Kilmer
& Co., BingTiamton, N. V., be sure and
mention this paper. Don't make any
I mistake, but remember the name, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address,
jMlftaitaMl.Y., on every bottle.

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