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| THE HAPPY DAYS.
W 8inginaf of the happy days?thar's the wa\
L to sing!
C (When the desert feels the freshness and
Mi the fullness of the spring;
r iWlieu the hills stand clear to heaven, and
the bells of Hope shall ring?
Sindne of the hannv davs?Oh. that's the
way to sing!
Singing of the happy days, when all the
In azure fields of glory, are but sentinels
.When the ripnle of the rivers, and the
melody of birds
Shall only match the meaning of the
sweetest human words!
Singing of the happy days?and let us
sing 'em true?
Their symphonies of sunlight, their mysteries
The spring is wrecked by winter?the
withered blossoms fall;
But Love makes bright the future, and
God's above us all!
1 MISS ABBIE'S |
I LEGACY. |
Cy Hendry passed out tne solid
looking envelope with the imprint of
a law firm in one corner.
"I guess you got a legacy, Miss Abbie,'.'
he said genially. "You ain't
never had no letters from 'way out
Some of the "cracker cabinet," sitting
about the stove in the general
store section of the postoffice guffawed
at the suggestion, but they
watched her respectfully as she hurried
past them with the precious letter
hugged to her breast. It was the
first letter from a stranger Miss Abbie
had ever received in her life, and
she could scarcely wait until she
x reached home to open it.
By nightfall the news was ail over
the village, and the Clarion made allusion
to a fortunate townswoman
who would presently become a Croesus
and probably would present the
town with the library Mr. Carnegie
had neglected to give.
Miss Abbie disclaimed the fortune,
explaining to Hendry that it was just
something about the Rossdale family
that the lawyer wished to know, but
the letters grew more frequent. There
were long blue envelopes of a color
that prevented even speculation as to
their contents, and the belief gained
ground that Abbie Blair was a 3harp
one and that her disclaimers were
merely for the purpose of throwing
Hio toT onl1o/>+nr riff tho
And now a second wonder came
Into her hitherto uneventful life, for
Dave Grayling stepped up to her after
i shurch on Sunday night and drew her
arm through his.
"We're going the same way, Miss
Abbie," he said awkwardly, "let's be
Grayling's courtship was brief and
masterful. He would listen to no
denial and one afternoon Miss Abbie
stood up before their few friends and
the gray-haired minister spoke the
few words that made her Mrs. Grayling.
That night they left on the
honeymoon trip to town, and a week
later Grayling was back in his fields
;y' and Miss Abbie was moving about the
Srayllng home with a flushed and
happy face, making it over from its
bachelor disorder to the spick-spanness
of her own ideals.
She went to the door as the wagon
drove into the yard, and Dave climbed
^ down from the seat and lumbered up
to the porch to hand her a letter.
"From ' that lawyer friend o'
yours," he explained with a kiss. "I
s'pose I ought to be jealous; my wife
gettin' letters from a strange man;
but I ain't."
He followed the horses to the barn
while Abbie went into the house to
read her letter. It was the first time
she and Dave had directly spoken of
the lawyer correspondent, and more
than once she had asked herself if it
was not possible that his belief in the
report might not have been responsible
for his proposal.
When Dave came in presently he
found his wife sitting in the rocking
shair and clutching a slip of blue paper
in her nervous hands.
"Got a check from your legacy?"
he demanded with rough good humor.
' "I wish I had a legacy like yours."
"It's not a legacy, Dave," she said
wistfully. "It's a wedding present.
Did you really believe that I had come
into some money? Was that why?
"I don't suppose that you want me
to believe that you've been corresponding
with a lawyer chap all those
months about anything else," he
asked, still in good humor. "Let's
hear all about it, Abbie. I haven't
bothered you before, but?well, I can
fr&t Pnhh'c TU'ontv fiproe vorv ono'.n if
I buy right away."
The tears sprang unbidden to Abbie's
eyes, but they did not flow.
"I told everybody the truth," she
. said simply, "Mr. Benson is the historian
of the Rossdale family. Somehow
he found out that I had Grandmother
Rossdale's family tree and
wrote me about it. He used to send
me reports of the other branches and
I'd look them up for him. When I
was married I wrote him, so be could
get that down in the book, and he's
sent me a check for $25 for a wedding
present. That's all."
"And those big bunches of papers
were only about the dead Rossdales?"
asked Dave, with an uneasy laugh.
"I guess dead Rossdales won't buy no
He rose and stumped heavily out of
the room to hide his disappointment,
leaving Abbie staring dry-eyed before
her. The tragedy she had feared had
Abbie was oddly quiet at supper
time. She eyed him wistfully as she
set out her best preserves and
watched the plate of biscuit to see
that there were always warm ones at
hand. She flushed with pleasure as
Dave pushed back his chair and declared
the meal to have been a supper
well worth the eating .
"Dave," Abbie's voice was low and
pained and she fingered the tablecloth
nervously. "I've been thinking about
"I've been trying to forget it," he
said with a laugh that was not mirthful.
"Sometimes they put people in ji
who get money, under false pi
r tenses," she went on bravely. "I w
thinking that if we were to see
lawyer perhaps we could get a c
[ vorce. It's worse getting a husbai
under false pretenses."
Her face flushed scarlet as s
made the suggestion. She did n
( iook up, out uave Knew mai i.
kindly brown eyes must be moist ai
troubled. The hair was still soft
brown and the thin cheeks were u
wrinkled. Miss Abbie had bei
deemed an old maid at thirty-five.
His glance traveled from the bow<
i head to the well-set table and tl
tidy room, and then roughly ]
pushed back his chair and we
around the table.
"Abbie," he said, as he knelt b
side her and drew her within tl
circle of his strong arms, "I d
marry you because I wanted th
twenty-acre lot, and I thought I cou
get it with your legacy. But I don
care about the legacy now; I'm gl?
you didn't get one. I got more th<
I deserved. I was marrying a coup
of thousand dollars and instead
that I got the best little woman
the whole United States?and she
worth more to me than a who
Stateful of twenty-acre lots."?Ne
CARSON CITY'S HIRED GIRL.
She is Apt to Be a Squaw and at Fir
to Startle the Eastern Woman.
Carson City, the capital of Nevad
is probably the only city iD the com
try where the hired girl is a squa\
To the Carson City housewife evei
Indian man is Jira and every India
woman is Sally. Neither Jim nor Sa
ly can ever be depended on to wor
regularly, but as other help is scan
and high priced the occasional se:
vices which they deign to render ai
When Sally wants to work she a
ways opens the kitchen door wiihoi
the formality of a knock and say
"Mahaylie (woman), you want wor
done?" Or simply, "Me heap hogi
di," which means that she is hungi
and wants to work for meal.
An Eastern woman is apt to I
frightened the first time this happei
or the first time she looks up and see
a buck's swarthy face pressed agains
the outside of the window, but st
soon learns that Jim and Sally ai
Sometimes Sally comes shivering 1
,the door in winter with a baby unde
her blanket. She is "heap cold" an
wants to toast herself and the quee
little morsel of humanity on her bac
at the kitchen fire. Sometimes Sail
will bring an armful of baskets to se
at the door and then the Eastern w<
man rejoices exceedingly, for si
knows that she can pick up for a fe
cents baskets that "she would ha^
to pay dollars for in the stores.
The housewife likes to get a Piut
Sally to work for her if possible, fc
she is cleaner, more industrious an
more adaptable than the Shoshone c
Washoe Sallies. The remnants c
these three tribes have their hom?
up in the high hills above Carsoi
where no one else wants the lan<
They come down to the city ever
day, but they never stay there ove
The Eastern woman in Carson ne1
er fails to looks from her window i
the sunset and watch them makin
their way along the trail, Indian fill
In and out winds the long line, acroi
the face of the darkening mountaii
always ascending, the last sunbeair
flashing on their red blankets. Eac
Jim is invariably with his own Sail;
the squaw always carrying the pi
poose, but the father sometime
bllUU IUC1 lilg CL tilCU LUUUICl . VP Iiiuv
the long file to the brush tepees <
timberline, where each tribe in il
own place, separate from the othf
two, cooks its scanty food at its litt.
camp fire and goes to sleep amon
the moaning pines!.?New York Sui
The Kitchenette Girl.
"Fat servant girls are getting to t
a drug on the market," said the ma
behind the desk in the employmei
agency. "All things being otherwis
equal, a small, slim girls stands
much better chance of getting a plat
than a big, fat one. Of course, there
a reason for this, and a logical on
although you would probably nevt
guess it. It's the kitchenette. Ti
to get a fat girl into one of the mot
ern kitchenettes, and you'll find it
like packing a shad into a sardir
can. It is simply out of the questioi
Tn the average housekeeping apar
ment the kitchen is small enougl
but the kitchenette is about the lim
in the economy of space. I am advi
ing all the fat girls to either gi
'aces with families who occupy
while house or to take some obesil
cure."?New York Press.
Hard Roads and Horses.
Tip has seen many a good horse 2
wrong, and no veterinarian was ab
to cure or help. Horse would see:
all right as long as he was out in tl
pasture loafing, but once he was ha
nessed up or saddled and taken oi
on hard streets he was all "stove up
Now, a horse stands on his toes lil
a ballet dancer, for horse's hee
never touch the ground, so it
strange that, shod with iron shoe
they stand stony streets. Mar
horses cannot trot hard roads withoi
rubber shoes, and many a "stove-u[
horse is about as good as ever wht
so shod, for these shoes seem to mal
a hard street as pleasant to walk u
110 as a grass plot or a Turkey carpe
?New York Press.
"No one meets such various kini
, of people as we do," said a libraria
"You see that little old man ov
, there? He is going through the e
pvclnnoflina nnp vnliinm nf 'A tim
. He comes in every day and begi
where he left off the day before, i
. has read through an entire set and
beginning another. Pretty dry rea
L ing, some of it, one would say."(
New York Sun.
Since 1878 there have been 19,1!
> cremations in Germany. In t
United States in the last year alo
there were 34,500.
; : .
1C* Cheerful Dining]
ly Where nourishme.it and health are
n" concerned laughter aad good will are
vigorous promoters of the digestive
functions. The court jester was a
^ valuable piece of dining room furnie
ture in olden times, and a good
natured and cheerful guest who keeps
at up a lively and entertaining conversation
at table does more to aid digese*
iion than all the nostrums ever inie
a' A Short Biography.
? j "This is the life of little me. I am
1. the wife of Beerbohm Tree." Thus
Lady Beerbohm Tree when asked to
j write her "life"?surely the shortest
, autobiography on record. Lady Tree
? is shortly to appear on the variety
l, stage, and patrons of the music halls
will then have an opportunity of seee
ing one of our very cleverest and
w most distinguished actresses; for, beside
her histrionic gifts. Lady Tree
from an early age developed a taste
for classics and mathematics. Her
favorite subject was Greek, at which
s* she was most learned, and many years
ago she took part in a Greek play
a before an audience which included
sn rtistineruished a classical authority
v as the late Mr. Gladstone.?Tit-Bits.
n Success With Dinners.
1- Success in dinner giving is somek
i thing like success with flowers. The
;e guests must be grouped as artistically
r. with regard to congeniality aB the
e flowers are with reference to color
and form, and both must have the
j. right sort of environment. The room
jt must be ?bol, but not too cool, and
s the viands must be well chosen, well
1* oi ^ j Cocoanut Pudding.?
7 | ) blespoonfuls of cocoanut
i, | saltspoonful of salt, one
16 ^ s separately, adding yolks
IS g 5 S cocoanut and salted crac
Js < hour. Make a meringue
o o I cup su&ar- Put on Pu
te i.- 5 ) to oven to brown. Serv
e Q* | hot or cold.
0 cooked and well served. The lights
^ must neither be too dim nor too
bright, and the flowers should have
*5 but little odor, for, however delicious,
the fragrance of flowers grows heavy
as the evening wears on. With all
this and congeniality, a dinner cannot
5* fail, and in those few hours one can
ie get better acquainted with those on
w either side than would be possible in
e weeks under less favorable circumstances.?New
^ "It is the fashion nowadays to
^ sneer at .the commercial instinct, and
to despise it as something common
and vulgar; but in reality it is noth!?'
ing of tLx sort. The essence of vul,'
garitv is the concealment of vulgarity.
y The common man who knows that he
is common ceases to he common by
this knowledge; by realizing t.hat he
7" is not a gentleman he almost becomes
1 one. The really vulgar people are the
s people who are forever pretending
that they are not vulgar; the truly
,s ill-bred arc those who are constantly
3' oarading their gentility. There is
nothing that is vulgar in itself; it
only becomes vulgar when It pretends
to be something else. Therefore the
commercial instinct is never a comiS
. mon instinct, except when it sets itIs
self up as not being commercial at
lt all."?Ellen Thorn3rcroft Fowler, in
ts Home Notes.
'e No Shame.
in Turkey there is no shame ati
tached to slavery. Can the same be
said of our domestic service? Should
a servant marry a rich man here and
,e be raised into the ornamental class
would she not find it hard to live
] down her former state? In Turkey
>e the mother of Sultan Abdul was a
a slave, as is the wife of the Khedive
;e of Egypt, and no disgrace attaches
3 to the fact. It is this which primarily
e' differentiates Turkish slavery from
;ir what we are accustomed to associate
y with >the word?this and the fact that
the slaves do not come from an ins
ferior and servile race, but from
among themselves. There is no castu
J' l in Turkey. All persons below the
J Sultan are equal before Allah. Every
j man and woman has a chance to rise,
1 J according to his. personality?his ln~
, telligence, charm or beauty.?Metroi
Dressmakers Haunt Picture Galleries.
Parisian dressmakers are seeking
inspiration for evening modes in the
rQ picture galleries. There is always
je more latitude allowed in the fashlonm
ing of dresses that are to be worn
by night than in the tailor made, or
r_ even the elegant afternoon gown; and
lt it is safe to prophesy that for even..
ing the period gown will have a successful
vogue. The terms are almost
ls synonymous, for it is the paintings
of the Louis XV. aud XVI. period
s that are guiding the modistes.
JV! This means the coming of the
pointed, tight fitting corsage, the
tucks, and the draped skirt.
,n The vieux rose tints which have
ce had such a long inning are to be alp_
lowed to have a rest, perhaps only a
brief one. A pale amber shade, curiously
becoming to both fair and
dark haired women, is one of the
newest colors for evening. Incidentally
it is a perfect background to the
3s mass of gleaming jet which trims so
n. many of the smartest gowns. The
<?r delicate mignonette green of the sun
n- mer is another shade which shows tip
e. well under the electric light. Blue
ns Is a color that has often been es*e
chewed in the past because of the difis
ficulty of choosing a shade which
d- looks well under artificial light.
? There are several blues notably the
pastel tones. Serves and Nattier,
which can be worn with safety in .the
White is, of course, always worn,
ue and the indispensable black evening
gown is, if anytning, more delegable
L * ? ^ ? -
I than ever this season owing to the
j extraordinary popularity of jet and
the new favor extended to Ohantilly.
The run on black Chantilly has been
so great that the French makers are
having positively to refuse to take
any more orders for the present for
;his beautiful lace.
Many handsome evening frocks are
being made of rich black velvet with
dull silver embroideries. The transparent
black jet studded net evening
frock also has its place in the spring
fashions, wLth trimmings and relieving
notes of color on the corsage and
the waist belt. Often the jet appears
only in fine embroideries or paillettes
on a tunic or net, which falls over
a soft clinging robe of mousseline de
soie or satin charmeuse.?Philadelphia
Plan For Baby Exchange.
More than passing consideration is
being given a recent suggestion looking
to the establishment of a regular
"baby exchange," that would supply
babies to and receive them from clients
in accordance with their several
needs. At present the foundling hospitals
and kindred institutions are the
principal resort of those who wish to
adopt children, and for those who
have strong views on heredity these
poor waifs are always under a certain
suspicion; but a wealthy fJew York
woman who advertised privately the
other day offering a child all comforts
and a real home was-surprised
at the number of replies she got from
honest and hard working fathers and
mothers who felt they had too many
children to do full justice to all in I
thair n nhrin m'n v Thft "babv ex- I
One pint of milk, two eggs, two ta,
one-half cup cracker Bcrumbs, one
teaspoonful of vanilla. Beat eggs
to the milk and then mixing with
ker crumbs; flavor and bake a half
of the whites of two egg3 and one
dding after it is baked and return It
e with cream. This is good either
change," as proposed at present,
would be established in some healthy
country district not too far from town
and conducted by a regular staff of
physicians, nurses and matrons. Due
scrutiny would be made as to the
character and motives of the parents
to guard against the abuse of the institution
by the neglectful or improvident;
but it is believed by the group
j of women who are now working out
the details of the scheme that 3uch an
institution might prove of the utmost
general advantage, relieving the children
from poverty and suffering and
simplifying the problem for those who
wish to adopt a baby. ? New York
Diamonds and pearls are the ruling
jewels for great occasions.
Attractivo skirts and waists are
joined in 3emi-prlncess stylo.
Broadcloth, in pale shades, Is highly
popular for eveQing gowns.
Skirts of zibeline, in stripes and
plaida, are worn with plain coats.
Collars and lappels are wide and
I long on nearly alii coats and jackets.
Coats distinctively separate and for
dressy wear are long and rather full.
Gold and silver cloth is used as lining
to the sheer net yoke and sleeves.
For evening wear satins of more or
less lustre are holding on tenaciously.
Fur trimming has appeared on
some of tho most notable opera
Jersey top petticoats are still popular
and promise to increase in demand.
White gilt buckles are still in evidence;
some fancy footwear has buckles
matching the color of the gown.
The tucked sleeve is smaller than
the one which is plain and either
may be made in the full or shorter
White jet plays a leading part in
decorating young girls' dance frocks,
and it also decorates white and black
Instead of satin for brides, this
year will witness the dawning star
I of all dull finish crfcpe surface ma
For dressing sacques flanneli and
albatross are very appropriate as well
as cotton crepe and other wash materials.
Dutch collars wili be worn in the
house because of their comfort, but
for modish street wear they will be
The beautiful willow plumes are
coming into their own again after tho
rage for fruit trimmings on late season
There is no trimming on a waist
which gives it so much individuality
as a touch of hand embroidery work
Pekin raessaline is the name given
to a particularly alluring silk striped
chiffon cloth that is quite a favorite
Among the new umbrellas are
those with palmetto handles. The
handles are handsomely carved and
Very pretty with coats and colored
blouses is the deep cuff of linen with
embroidery buttonholed scallops and
pleated lace frill.
Sumptuous wraps for the afternoon
as well as for the evening are made
with wide, loose sleeves, and many
have the burnous drapery.
Beads and braid combine to make
some of the new and unusual cabochons
on hats and gowns. They are
to be had in a variety of colors.
GIRLS' INCREASING HEIGHT.
Comparison of Dress Measurement.'
To-day and Fifty Years Ago.
A search of the garret for old fash
loned clothes "to dress us in" doe;
not yield so much as it once did. Be
hold, when great-grandmother'i
gowns come to light they are all to<
email for the young generation. I
is not a mere matter of stays anc
busks, for if it were, a tightene(
corset lacing might be endured fo
a single evening. But the girl of to
day is hopelessly taller than her fore
bear, and there is no remedy for thi
skirt, waist and sleeves too short.
The increase in the height of Amer
lean women has doubtless gone 01
steadily for fifty years, but measure
ments havo altered markedly in th
last ten years. A skirt of forty-on
inches was considered long in 1895
Now skirts of forty-four and forty
five inches are made by wholesale
Grandmother stood barely five feet ii
her shoes, but her daughter measure
five feet four inches, and her athleti
granddaughter measures from flv<
feet seven to five feet eleven in he
The increase in height is not an un
mixed good. To begin with, Ion:
clothes cost more than short ones
Six inches added to length of skir
and bodice make an actual increas
in the cost of material. Moreovei
tall girls, especially if they are slec
der, are not so easily fitted in th
cheaper ready made garments. Th
large sizes all seem calculated fo
Strangely enough, the averag
stature of the men of the coming gee
eration has not increased so fast a
that of the women, and there ar
many men not so tall as the girls c
their own age. Such a man fears t
rfanno nr walk or even to talk wit
a woman to whom he must look u
physically, whatever he may prefe
in her of moral superiority. It I
little short of tragic when a Ion
line of tall girls files past a group c
short men, each avoiding the othe
with blank gaze and the secret r(
flection, "How I should look wit
Settling a Dispute.
Richard Le Gallienne, the poe!
said at a dinner:
"Literary disputes are interestin
if properly conducted. Too many c
them, however, are suggestive of th
Shakespearian dispute in Tin Can.
"Professor Bill Billus, of the Ti
Can Dancing Academy, delivered
lecture in the Lone Hand saloon, an
in the course of his argument recite
'The boy stood on the burning deck
a gem, he declared, from Shake
"But an interrupter rose an
" 'I am a Boston gent,' said the ir
terrupter, 'and I certify that n
Shakespeare never wrote that piece
" 'Friend,' said Professor Billui
gently, 'I can convince you that h
" 'Convince away,' said the Bos
"So Professor Billus led off wit
his right foot, and followed up th
argument with a brass cuspidor, fal
ing. in the subsequent clinch, on toj
" 'Who writ the piece?' he slioutec
as he pummelled his opponent steac
" 'Shakespoare,' the Bostonian ai
swered in smothered tones from b<
" 'Are you sure?' asked the profe*
" 'Dead sure,' was the reply, 'I see
him do it.' "?Washington Star
Tlie Telephone Girl.
She is more than five feet tall, 8h
is ninety-five per cent, unmarried, sh
Is neat, she is quick, she is never des
nor dumb, she Is invisible when mos
effective?she is the girl who must 1
cbnsulted before you can get the tel<
phone you want. Though not muc
of a mathematician, she deals in nun
bers, wholesale and retail?adds S
Paul 486 to Mount Vernon 2749 an
subtracts Tuxedo 48-M from Madiso
8246 K with lightninglike rapidity.
The government experts find th?
she can answer 225 calls a minul
without shedding a hairpin, but d
not mention that she can give yo
the same wrong number three time
in five minutes and cause attacks c
apoplexy and indignation at both enc
of the wire.
She must be either very patier
or very indifferent, this operator i
the conversation exchange, for sh
deals with many men of many ten
pers and many women of man
tongues. And if she can manage th:
successfully and emerge from a da
of conflict with unruffled temper an
smiling face, she must be a wonder.
There she sits, this lady of the tel<
phone, calm, polite, like Patience o
a monument smiling at Rage. Froi
out the wreck of matter and the rui
of worlds comes undisturbed her eve
tones, "Number, please!"?Baltimor
Too Wise For That.
''Rupert Guinness was defeated fc
Parliament," said a magazine edito
"Guinness I know woll. He is
great admirer of our American boc
beer. He imports a keg of bock bee
"n?iTino?;s th? famous stout m<
ker, told me a bock beer story las
"He said that about this time las
year he heard that an America
friend, being ill, had attempted su
cide. So he wired to America to as
if this was true. His friend wire
" 'Suicide story false. Wouldn
be such a fool as to kill myself b<
fore the bock beer season.' "?Wast
1 Ho Ksraopd.
The One?"What was the resuTt'c
Miss De Sweet's suit for breach c
The Other?"The roung man gc
off on the plea of temporary insar
The One?"IIow did that happen?
The Other?"His letters to he
were read to the jury."?Cliicag
? With the Funnyi
; ZMk f"J&A
She sewed a button on my coat,
For I was far from mother.
1 " Tis such a thing," she said to me,
:- "As I'd do for my brother."
She looked so pretty sitting there,
I quickly stooped and kissed her.
" 'Tis such a thing," I said to her,
"As I'd do to my sister!"
, ?Smart Set.
B 1 On the Rialto.
c "Society drama isn't half bad."
5 "Fat parts for all the characters?"
r "Sure. Even the butler has seven
t "A female Judas, I call her."
e "How now, girl?"
, "Pretends to like me, yet always
i- *.tries to kiss my powder off."?Pittse
r Of the First Water.
"What did Cholly give you in th?
e way of a wedding present?"
t- "A tiara set with perfectly matched
s pork chops." ? Louisville Couriere
o Her Gness.
k Hubby ? "There's another chap
P committed suicide because his home
'r was unhappy."
8 j Wifie?"I daresay it will be hap?
pier now."?Illustrated Bits.
, "I've simply got to, reduce some'
how, May. I've gained another
' pound!" j
"Don't you think it might be the
buttons on your gown, dear?"?New
g Motor Gossip.
[. "I think pedestrians ought to carry
}> horns." ,
l( "And be equipped witn shock ao[.
sorbers, eh?" ? Louisville CouiierJournal.
j. Her Reason.
He?"If you dislike me, why did
3- you permit me to kiss you last night?"
She?"I felt that a really ought to
u make one Lonten sacrifice."?Boston,
Wouldn't Leave Source of Supply.
"Would you like to make a trip in
e a balloon?"
? "That depends upon how much
| beer you could take with you."?Meggendorfer
The Gentle Reminder.
j. Bride?"Here you are at last. 1
t thought you were never coming."
(j Bridegroom?"There was no dann
ger of my forgetting it. I tied a knot
in my handkerchief."?Pele Mele.
e His Occupation,
o "He had a good business, but he
u lost it."
>s "Did he drink?"
>f "No; but he was too busy Deing a
Is prominent citizen to attend to anything
^ A Trifling Debt.
i* Sapphead?'"You saved me from
y being killed by that auto. I owe my
is lifo to you. How shall I ever repay
d Stouten?"Young man, don't you
let trifling debts lijie that worry you."
^ Sounds Startling.
n '"She began as a chorus girl."
e "But recently she outstripped some
of the leading prima donnas."
"Are you referring to her progress
or her costumes?"?Louisville Cou>r
a Looking Backward,
k "I always inherited the hand-me>r
downs as a kid."
"Got the old things, eh?"
i- "Some of 'em. My older brothers
st soon outgrew their coats and shoes.
but they never seemed to outgrow
>t their skates." ? Louisville Couriern
' rm:sin<? Headaches.
IV | ? d
i ' What are you doing to boom your
"t "I'm giving away sheet music, all
the popular songs."
i- "I see. You are not only advertising
the remedy, but creating a demand
for it as well." ? Louisville
A Natural Inference.
Judge (in breach of promise suit)
?"When you told your fiancee to go
't to hades, did you not consider that
i- equivalent to breaking your engagement?"
" Young Lady?"No, Your Honor."
>r Judge?"Ah, then you intended to
o accompany him there." ? Boston
| There are no coroners in Ruwla.
[ The burials are under the control of
the church and the police, and all
cemeteries are owned by the church
and the municipality. Crematipn is
contrary to law. but it has been sugi
coctoH frnm official sources.
Opponents of the use of concrete
for floors in factories contend that
the stonelike surface is injurious to
I the feet and backs of workmen, and
I that dust ground from the concrete
finds its way into and injures the maI
In point of commercial value, the
silver product of the United Statefl*
last year was the smallest since 1871.
Mint bureau figures give the gold
value of the 53,849,000 ounces fine
produced in 1909 as $28,010,100,
making the price 52.016 cents an
ounce. - N. Y.?12
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