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Hays City Free .Press.
Sign of spring: College baseball
schedules are out.
This Is hard weather on germs that
happen to be left out all night.
"Eggs -will eoon come down," says
the market page. Look out below!
Prices of living are soaring so that
Uncle Sam now admits it is up to him.
In reforming football there is no
lack of places at which to make the
Only a merciful man should be put
In charge of a team of horses in this
One thing ailing us is the fact that
the mild winters we have been having
have spoiled us.
Sausage, spare ribs, ham, bacon and
pigs' knuckles are now .popular. The
pigskin has been laid- away.
Are our monthly magazines losing
their enterprise? Not one of them as
yet has sent out its Fourth of July
Minister Wu has talked to a phono
graph. It Is the first conversationalist
he ever met that he couldn't ask ques
tions of.
A barefoot dancer is drawing large
crowds in New York. The next thing
Is for Chicago to claim her as a na
tive daughter.
Farms in the United States are esti
mated to be worth $30,000,000,000.
These are figures which make even a
copper trust envious.
It costs the American citizen many
times as much for fire protection as
the European pays. Evidently in Eu
rope they build better than we know.
Don't get worried about the price
of steers and hogs. You don't have
to buy any. Content yourself with
sirloin steaks and nice Virginia ham.
It does not require the wisdom of
the oldest inhabitant to know that
those who talk the most about riding
on the water wagon stay on it for tlie
shortest time.
A Canadian police Inspector thinks
the marksmanship of our policemen
Is bad. lie ought to see their record i
when there are enough innocent spec
tators in the line of fire.
Love stories and love plays are com
ing back into fashion again, and we
are glad of it. We have had these
new thought and problem things until
we are sick at our stomachs.
A Philadelphia man has given to
his wife a Christmas present consist
ing of a rope of pearls worth $750,000.
The amount of his contributions to the
charitable Institutions of Philadelphia
is not mentioned.
" 'Plunk' Is a useful word to have
about the house," observes the Lon
don Chronicle. "It denotes the sound
of the string of a musical instrument.
A plunk may also be a sudden blow,
the grass within a fairy ring, a thick
set person and in American slang
a large 6um of money." True enough.
Almost everybody has seen the time
when a "plunk" was a large sum of
Naturally the question arises how is
It, seeing that we have the greatest
actual and relative banking power of
all nations in the world, that we must
still borrow money abroad? The an
swer Is easy. We have still many re
sources to develop, many business
propositions to exploit, while the old
er nations of the world find that do
mestic business has well nigh reached
Its profitable limit. They prefer Amer
ican investments with their larger re
turns in interest.
Rear Admiral William P. Potter,
chief of the bureau of navigation, in
his recommendation that the age for
admission of cadets Into the Naval
academy shall be lower has the sup
port of facts that have time and again
been given serious attention. These
facts relate to the advanced age at
which officers arrive at commands in
the American navy. Before they
reach the highest grade in the serv
ice they are about ready for retire
ment and the great majority never
have a chance to reach those grades.
The fire fiend is rampant these days.
Yet when one considers how careless
the great majority are with this spedi
est and most destructive of the ele
ments, the wonder Is that fires are
not even more frequent. In the
blazes of the past week or so in differ
ent places the careless cigar stump
has played quite a prominent part.
It seems a little thing at the time to
attend to, but if there is a law against
throwing refuse on the street there
should be an even more stringent one
against tossing away a spark capable
of starting an expensive fire or en
dangering a human life.
A Gotham judge has decided that it
la not actionable for a man to call
his neighbor's wife and daughter cats.
But it Is to be hoped that no Goth
amite is yearning for that privilege.
As a gentleman, such a one would cer
tainly not come up to the scratch. -
A Missouri gentleman is demanding
that he be given some attar of roses
that he alleges was presented to Pres
ident Monroe by the Japanese govern
ment. In this instance the gentleman
from Missouri does not demand to be
shown but to be allowed to smelL
A California lady took peroxide of
hydrogen to end her life, because she
suffered from melancholia. Instead of
killing, it cured her. Blondining the
disposition may become a fad.
Having been able to buy a home and
start a bank account on a salary of
$7.50 a week, a New York man gives
this prescription for success: "Marry
a widow who has children." It should
be added, however, that not all wid
ows who have children are willing to
make their own clothes and trim their
own hats.
An Embarrassment of Riches
(Copyright, by Short
The student gazed with bewildered
blue eyes at the lawyer. The lawyer
repeated: "Eighteen hundred thou
sand dollars in your own, unlimited
right. You lucky dog!"
The student seemed to be weighing
the literary value of the phrase "lucky
dog." Personal application of any
thing seemed out of his line, so the
impatient lawyer began to think. The
idea of a young man taking such an
announcement in such a way!
"I Fhould not know what to do with
it," the student said slowly, with al
most a frightened look, which molli
fied the lawyer.
"That wouldn't worry most young
men; it wouldn't worry me."
"What would you do with it?"
"Why. I'd oh, I'd have a good
time." It really was not so easy to
specify, at a breath's notice, what
one would do with eighteen hundred
thousand. He felt nearer to the
dreamy youth.
"Hut would that mean the same to
any two people having a good time?"
Really, the young man had a way
of asking questions when he was
"Noo," said the lawyer doubtfully.
"To old Booze over there, it would
mean all the bad whisky he could
pour in; to young Snob yonder, a
card to the Millionaires' club, and
London fashions; to Miss Mincing,
sealskins, diamonds and her coach; to
me. perhaps, after I had had a little
ordinary fling and had let the good
wife burn a few greenbacks, the pro
fessional honors I have missed; to
you, I suppose," glancing from the
general shabbiness of things to the
few books that even he, a Philistine,
could not but see were rare and
precious of date, binding and author
ship "more books."
"What would books be to me that
I merely bought with my uncle's
grudged money? Adopted children,
dear perhaps for their merit; but the
books I have are flesh of my flesh,
bone of my bone, blood of my blood!"
"But he didn't grudge it. Only for
his last words, they would never have
guessed your existence."
"What did he say?"
This was, at least, human curiosity;
the lawyer grew confidential.
"He said: 'No, no will. I've had the
good of my money in my way; let my
fool of a nephew. Searle Kynett, have
it in his. He'll spend it patenting a
new way to bind books or in digging
up Billy Shakespeare's rent receipts,
perhaps; but if there is any blood in
those watery veins of his, it is my
own brothers. Let him have it!' Not
very complimentary, but you probably
knew his way. I mention it for the
hint it gave his administrators of a
relative. They traced you to this city,
and the odd name and hint at your
tastes did the rest, I having the honor
of bringing the search to this ah
happy conclusion."
Yes.' the student mused. T knew
his way. He wanted to help me, but
we could not agree. He sent for me
to order his library. I would have
given him one fit for Solomon, but
what he wanted was binding to match
the cases and furniture of a barbaric
modern chamber of upholstered hor
rors, and he wished the 'popular' au
thors! 'Didn't care for freaks, in
books or persons,' he said."
The lawyer sighed.
The student intuitively answered:
"You find me a troublesome client. I
realize that I am unlike other young
men. I don't say that in a Pharisaical
manner;" he hastened to add. "I'm
not better, but I suppose I'm queer."
men ne, too, sighed.
After ten days of fruitless thoueht.
the problem was but little nearer so
lution. The student cried Hp
ly: "I cannot simply invest that
amount and have a preposterous in
come tumbling upon me In successive
shocks, like Tarpeia's bracelets. I
cannot have my solitude and study
broken by specious Dleaders with
their worldly schemes, of which I
have little understanding, even were
they most practical. I shall be forced
to leave even these obscure lodgings,
since there is but one way of epress
and no escape from these harpies."
The lawyer grinned. There was a
chance for his assistance, after all.
"Send them to me, my dear boy."
"Find me a place, a retired place
yet safe, with many doors and win
dows; a place suitable for for
Jones found the place and reported
to his client.
"But, do I understand that the wom
an sells to me outright, or
"She is a widow of 60 and over,"
said the lawyer deprecatingly. "She
is attached to her home. You would
be obliged to have a housekeeper. All
she seeks is a little suite of rooms
that you would not need, rent-free,
and she will undertake to keep things
Through the Silly Novel.
How many boys nnd girls are led to
marry on insufficient incomes through
reading silly novels? Probably not a
few, according to a certain large book
seller. "There's a class of novels, un
happily getting more numerous, that
seem to aim at drawing young minds
into a state of neurasthenic passion on
the question of love," he remarked the
other day to a customer. "They give
an entirely false idea of marriage.
Such prosaic matters as salaries, gro
cer's bills and the rise in the price of
milk are never mentioned in these
stories, and the silly girl who weds
with her head stuffed full of the slush
has a sharp awakening." And it's
women that write the larger number
of these idiotic romantic novels, more's
the pity.
Proof of the Eggs.
Charged by Mrs. Mary Olensky with
selling eggs which were bad, Do
minsck, Sarvo, at Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
was directed by Alderman Donohue
to make his defense by eating the re
maining 12 of 18 eggs which Mrs.
Olensky offered as evidence,
"There is only one sure way to
Stories Co.. Ltd.)
"Very good. Women are are try
ing, you know," recalling a thin, shrill,
scolding voice that had punctuated his
childhood into unhappy periods. His
only other experience of them was of
a few ruffled and perfumed creatures
who had brushed by him in his eager
overturning of treasure-trove on book
counters, to order shallow, effusive,
much begilt and crimsoned bok-per-sonahties.
He turned suddenly on poor Jones
with a desperation that startled that
good man:
"Find me a good, genuine use for
this money within 30 days; or, after
paying you for your trouble and set
ting aside barely enough to secure
me bread and water, a quiet roof and
decent disposal of my body, I swear
I shall convert this pile into green
backs, and, not in the vulgar idiom of
the day, but actually burn them, and
sit down to peaceful study without
this nightmare of responsibility!"
Then Lawyer Jones found it was
not easy to place one million odd in
just the right place. Lawyer Jones
began to feel a vicarious irritation.
He, too, wished to slash the Gordian
knot. Mrs. Jones thought she saw
the simplest end to pull, unraveling it
"If he would just marry!" she said
One particular evening Kynett had
enjoyed extraordinarily a dainty tea
awaiting him, served as invisibly as a
prisoner's when his back was turned
or he was in another room; also, an
extra handful of coals in the yawning
"This won't do!" he said, suddenly,
recalling himself. "I shall turn gour
met and sybarite. I caught myself
several times to-day turning from my
book and pen to wonder what dainty
would be served me this night, and
what delicate mending, as of a hand
worthy to tool a delicate cover, I
should find in my hitherto neglected
"O, Granny, what a wizard old Geof
fry is!" this with familiar love, not
irreverence. "How he knows the
spirit of spring that stirs the restless
heart in all of us and makes us long
to go and grow and be and do and
Was that what ailed him, too the
restless spring? asked Kynett. And
had he needed a girlish voice to trans
late one of his Masters?
An older voice answered: "That is
the way of youth, dearies. To us it
brings memories."
"But it stirs you, too!" This Im
pulsively. "I saw it in your eyes; it
thrilled in your voice."
"You are restless to-night, dearie.
What ails you?"
"Oh, I want " She threw her fair
arms over her head, the soft laces
falling away from them.
What ethereal boon did this an
gelic soul crave? Something angels
alone could grant, surely!
"I want money!"
The hidden door creaked again be
hind the portiere.
"Fie! What to do with it?"
"Do? I'd neyer stop doing. I'd
never stop to think what I'd do. I
wouldn't trouble to plan; just start
a river of good and keep it going.
Do? Well, to start, I'd see that those
hands of yours rested eight hours a
day. I wouldn't slave in that bindery
but spend oh, all the time I could
spare from doing good in a book
shop. I'd see that poor Mr. Kynett
had three good meals a day and a few
pair of socks that were not pepper
boxes for holes, and other things.
I'd even buy silly little Mimette 100
yards of ribbon of all colors, since she
loves ribbons. I'd "
But Searle guiltily slid the door into
place and retired to his dull quarters.
One morning he remembered what
it was Lawyer Jones had said women
liked. He had thought it trivial at
the time, but was delighted to recall
now sealskin, diamonds, a coach.
He went to the great furriers and
selecting a small saleswoman, ordered
the most magnificent coat they had, to
fit one of her build, and ordered it
sent, spite of the season. Where? He
gravely dictated, amid the smiles of
the saleswomen:
Dearie, care of Widow Gray.
There was amazement on the other
side of the curio-house that night,
since there was no clew to the sender
of the magnificent gift.
Next morning, a grave coachman
stopped a fine pair of horses, with an
irreproachable turnout, at the Gray
door, and he and the footman report
ed to "Miss Dearie."
Then, alas! he had a relapse, and
the diamonds came for Dearie. But
the method in his madness was soon
made clear to all, and, at the happy
wedding, Mother Jones said:
T told you it would all come right
if he would only marry!"
prove that eggs are fresh or bad,"
said the alderman, "that is to eat
Michael Allegria, the accused man's
brother-in-law. offered to help him in
the defense and the two then each ate
half a dozen of the eggs with ap
parent relish. Alderman Donohue dis
charged Sarvo, deciding that if the
eggs were fresh he is innocent, and
if not he had been punished enough
by eating them.
Dines with a Statue.
There Is an old man living near
Glasgow, Scotland, who has for sev
eral years dined daily with a statue.
He is a bachelor, and the statue is a
counterfeit presentiment of his sister,
with whom he lived, and who died sud
denly or heart failure. At her death
an exact model of her In a sitting post
are was chiseled by a sculptor, and
this was attired In her clothes' and
placed by her bereaved brother in a
chair in his dining-room. From that
day to this the statue has occupied a
6eat at his dinner table, with a maid
servant standing beside it, whose duty
It is to place food and drink for It at
every meal.
Wonderful Praise Accorded
Perunathe Household Remedy
Mrs. Maria Goertz, Orienta, Okla
homa, writes:
"My husband, children and myself
have used your medicines, and we al
ways keep them in th house in case of
necessity. I was restored to health by
this medicine, and Dr. Hartman's in
valuable advice and books. People ask
about me from different places, and are
surprised that I can do all of my house
work alone, and that I was cured by the
doctor of chronic catarrh. My husband
was cured of asthma, my daughter of
earache and catarrh of the stomach, and
my son of catarrh of the throat. When
I was sick I weighed 100 pounds ; now I
weigh 140.
"I have regained my health again, and
I cannot thank you enough for your
advice. May God give you a long life
and bless your work." '
"You haven't any work now?"
"No, I'm just waiting. I began by
opening cab doors. Then I opened the
doors of motor cars. Now I'm waiting
till the aeroplanes are ready.",
Too often the kidneys are the cause
and the sufferer is not aware of it.
Sick kidneys bring backache and side
pains, lameness and stiffness, dizzi
ness, headaches, tired feeling, urinary
troubles. Doan's Kid
ney Pills cure the
cause. Mrs. N. E.
Graves, Villisca,
Iowa, says: "I suf
fered from kidney
trouble for years.
The secretions were
disordered, there
were pains in my back and swellings
of the ankles. Often I had smother
ing spells. I had to be helped about.
Doan's Kidney Pills cured me five
years ago and I have been well since.
They saved my life."
Remember the name Doan's. For
sale by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
His Terrible Threat.
Aviation has improved considerably
since the time when Col. Cleary, then
county commissioner and for years a
well-known Chicagoan, made a, balloon
ascension at a county fair oyer in
Michigan, says the Chicago Journal.
As the guest of honor the colonel
was sent upward with the assurance
that there was absolutely no danger.
But as the distance from the earth
grew greater the colonel leaned out
"Pull me in!" he shouted.
The men who were bailing out the
rope paid no neea to ms aemana.
Higher and higher went the balloon.
Wilder and wilder grew the colonel.
Finally, almost standing on his head
as he tried to keep a precarious bal
ance, ne gave a nnai cry oi exas
perated panic:
"Pull me in, I tell you, or I'll cut
the rope!"
The Ruling Passion.
An old Irishwoman, in describing a
"gone but not forgotten," said: "Mike
was the foine man entoirely and he'd
be living now, if it wasn't for the
dhrink. He had a dog and sure that
baste would bring him home from the
saloon whin he was so blind wid
liquor he couldn't see a shtep before
him. And whin he died 'tis the truth
I'm shpaking his ghost walked at
night, both back and foorth, betune
the saloon and his house and bedad
'twas so dhrunk his dog knew him!"
Professional Conduct.
One of the best stories told about
Mr. Birrell concerns a poor client,
whose case he took up for nothing.
When the case had been won, the cli
ent gratefully sent him the sum of 15s,
which he accepted in order not to give
offense. A colleague reproached him,
aowever, for this "unprofessional con
duct" in taking less than gold. "But
I too kail the poor beggar had," said
Mr. Birrell, "and I consider that Is not
unprofessional." M. A. p.
Uses of Oddity.
"Isn't your hat rather curious In
shape?" asked the uninformed man.
"Certainly," answered his wife. "It
has to be. Any hat that wasn't curious
in shape would look queer."
Leads to Madness, if not Remedied in
"Experiments satisfied me, some 5
years ago," writes a Topeka woman,
"that coffee was the direct cause of the
Insomnia from which I suffered ter
ribly, as well as the extreme nervous
ness and acute dyspepsia which made
life a most painful thing for me.
"I had been a coffee drinker since
childhood, and did not like to think
that the beverage was doing me all thi3
harm. But it was, and the time came
when I had to face the fact, and pro
tect myself. I therefore gave up coffee
abruptly and absolutely, and adopted
Postum as my hot drink at meals.
"T began to note improvement in my
condition very soon after I took on
Postum. The change proceeded grad
ually, but surely, and it was a matter of
only a few weeks before I found my
3elf entirely relieved the nervousness
passed away, my digestive apparatus
was restored to normal efficiency, and
I began to sleep, restfully and peace
fully. "These happy conditions have con
tinued during allxof the, 5 years, and I
am safe In saying that 1 owe them en
tirely to Postum, for when I began to
drink It I ceased to . use medicine."
R.ead-the little book, "The Road to
Wellville,"lnpkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read ttee abeve letter? A new
on? sppeari front time to time. The y
are ttoElae, true, eai lull of SmniCJO
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THE separate blouse, when It
matches the suit or skirt in color,
is a smart and practical addition to
the wardrobe, and may be worn on
endless occasions. This season it is
in high favor, especially if made of
net or chiffon over matching silk.
Two semi-dressy blouses are
Must Be Handled Gently During Wash
ing Process, or They Will Soon
Wear Out.
Lace curtains will not bear rubbing.
All the work must be done carefully
and gently.
For two pairs of curtains half fill a
large tub with warm water and add to
It half a pound of soap, which has
been shaved fine and dissolved in two
quarts of boiling water; add also a gill
of household ammonia.
Let the curtains soak In this over
night. In the morning sop them well
In the water and squeeze it all out, but
do not wring the curtains.
Put them into another tub of water,
prepared with soap and ammonia, as
on the night before; sop them gently
in the water, and then, after squeezing
out the water, put them in a tub of
clean warm water.
Continue to rinse them in fresh tubs
of water until there is no trace of
soan: next rinse them In water con
taining bluing.
After pressing out all the water
possible spread the curtains over
sheets on the grass; or, if you have no
grass, put them on the clothes line.
When they are dry dip them in hot
thick starch and fasten them in the
frame that comes for this purpose.
If you have no frame fasten a sheet
on a mattress and spread the curtains
on this, pinning them in such a man
ner that they will be perfectly smooth
and have all the patterns of the bor
der brought out. Place in the sun to
If it is desired to have the curtains a
light ecrue shade rinse them in weak
coffee, and if you want a dark shade
use strong coffee.
The Flat Muff.
The flat muff, soft and flexible, with
ends fully opened, is a favored model,
but in order to keep the hands warm
on a really cold day it has been nec
essary to add an extra "bed." One
can easily manufacture this article at
home, so that if the muff lacks this
addition the owner may like to bring
it up .to date if she is told how to
make the pocket.
Cut two pieces of silk or satin the
length of the muff and of such width
that when sewed around in muff shape
the "muff" is just large enough to re
ceive the hands. This is slipped into
ends at the top. Below the "bed" the
muff lies flat. It is really a muff with
in a muff.
One Lapel Enough.
The' single lapel is sufficient unto
the day and night for a new long coat.
It is faced with beautiful embroidery
and weighted down by means of a long
tassel at the point. It is extremely
large and falls from the chin to the
waist in a ripple.
At the wearer's wish the lapel may
be taken and thrown over one shoul
der, so that the tasseled part will
hang at the back. In front the throat
and chest will be cozily covered.
It is a charming idea when making
a walking or motor coat.
Hats Oddly Trimmed.
A new and more or less eccentric
note in millinery is to place the trim
ming of a hat at the back. Bunches of
aigrettes, cockades, stiff quills that
no self-respecting bird would own and
a great panache of feathers rise up
standing at the back of the hat.
Velvet in the Hair.
Women who can wear a flat band
around the head, and the majority of
them can, are substituting this for the
heavy coil of hair worn under the
hat. The ribbon is for evening, and
makes the coiffure quite brilliant. It
carries out the color scheme of the
gown. The pastel shades, which are
commonly considered suitable for the
hair, are rarely used. Instead one
sees plum purple, royal blue, Bur
gundy red, plum black, jade green, and
Satin and velvet ribbon are used,
also tulle. The oriental style of us
ing this ribbon is to finish it above
the ears with gemmed cabochons.
A Leather Muff.
For a woman who delights In mo
toring during all kinds of weather
there Is a leather muff, large and com
fortable. It is lined with fur, and in the ovi
er pocket a waterproof cape, folded
compactly, can be stored.
The lc titer Is able to withstand
wind, sleet and rain, and seems to be
particularly appropriate for a leath
trimmed automobile.
sketched, the first of olive green
tucked net, with a frill and guimpe of
cream lace, gold cord, and gold em
broidery. The other blouse is old
blue tucked chiffon, braided in match
ing soutache and silver, and trimmed
with velvet ribbon of much darker
Semi-Precious Stones Are Being Used
with the Best of Effect Just
For those who cannot afford hand
some jewelry in precious stones and
for those also who want a change
from the conventional, there are love
ly effects to be worked out in such
semi-precious stones as lapis lazuli,
light emeralds or amethysts. Cos
tumes matched in such accessory are
smartly finished. For instance, one
young woman is wearing on the little
finger of her right hand a huge silver
ring of Greek design, embedded with
a very dark cabuchon lapis lazuli. It
is used with a navy blue serge Rus
sia blouse, the black satin belt held
at the front by two antique silver
buckles. Another instance of original
and beautiful jewelry is carried out
in the pale emeralds, which are lovely
in opaque, light green. The owner
wears them as rings, five stones in a
row set low in Roman gold, and there
is a bar pin to match with the stones
cut round and set in full relief. With
a black gown, embroidered at yoke in
green and gold, these trinkets are
stunning. Amethysts are lovely with
suits or gowns that shade into that
color. The golden topaz has come
into great favor. Vogue.
The simplicity and charm of this
dress makes it most suitable lir a
young girl; our model was made up in
cream bloom silk, and has the bodice
and over-skirt both arranged so that
they cross over from right to left;
the skirt part is edged by a pretty
rose-patterned insertion, while the
bodice has a lace bertha taken raund
the top and partly down one side; the
little over-sleeves are trimmed to
match, and fall over chiffon p iffs;
the tucker is also of the chiffon, and
the under-skirt is closely plaited
Materials required: 8 yards silk
42 , inches wide, 5 yards insei ;ion,
1 yard chiffon.
An Organdie Bag.
Painting the lily is not more 3elU
cate work than the Improving oi or
gandie, but women who are artists
with the needle have done even this.
Fancy work bags have been made of
this thinnest of crisp party dress ma
terials, and each blossom has been
first outlined with untwisted silk floss.
The prettiest organide bags are
made of a large square; the casing de
scribes ,a huge circle and is an nch
wide bias strip of the material. The
four corners form a petal-like heading,
each point faced with a piece cut to,
fit it, and on these turned-over pieces
of the organdie appears the trace; y of
gold-colored floss that is to give the
final finish.
Hip Trimming on Skirts.
A few of the plaited models in aort
walking skirts show a stitched band
round the hips. This is not applied in
the old-fashioned way, straight arrund
the figure.
It is started at the waist. line, the
ends of the band being together or
crossed. They swing down the ont
of the skirt, around the hips an ui
toward the belt at back. . . .
Hi ) t Sl
Omaha, Nebraska, January 26. ThI
city is at present in the midst of an
excitement beyond anything that it
has experienced in recent years.
Old and young, rich and poor, all
seem to have become beside them-
celrpo nvcr nn inrliTrifliml uhn was a
stranger to Omaha up to two weeks
The man who has created all this
turmoil is L. T. Cooper, President of
the Cooper Medicine Co., of Dayton,
Ohio, who is at present introducing
his preparations in this city for the
first time.
Cooper is a man about thirty years
of age and has acquired a fortune
within the past two 5'ears by the sale
of some preparations of which he is
the owner.
Reports from eastern cities that pre
ceeded the young man here were of
the most startling nature,, many of
the leading dailies going so far as to
state that he had nightly cured in
public places rheumatism of years'
standing with one of his preparations.
The physicians of the East contradict
ed this statement, claiming the thing
to be impossible, but the facts seemed
to bear out the statement that Cooper -1
actually did so.
In consequence people flocked to
him by thousands and his prepara
tions sold like wildfire.
Many of these stories were regard
ed as uctitious in Omaha and until
Cooper actually reached this city little
attention was paid to them. Hardly
had the young man arrived, however,
when he began giving demonstrations,
as he calls them, in public, and daily
met people afflicted with rheumatism,
and with a single application of one
of his preparations actually made
them walk without the aid of either
canes or crutches.
In addition to this work Cooper ad
vanced the theory that stomach trou
ble is the foundation of nine out of
ten diseases and claimed to have a
preparation that would restore the
stomach to working order and thus
get rid of such troubles as catarrh and
affections of the kidneys and liver, In
about two weeks' time.
This statement seems to liave been
borne out by the remarkable results
obtained through the use of his prep
aration, and now all Omaha is ap
parently nrad over the young man.
How long the tremendous interest
in Cooper will last is hard to estimate.
At present there seems to be no sign
of a let-up. Reputable physicians
claim it to be a fad that will die out
as soon as Cooper leaves.
In justice to him, however, it must
be said that he seems to have accom
plished a great deal for the sick of
this city with his preparations.
A Real Catastrophe.
Philip, aged four, is in the habit of
house for milk. One day in Decem
ber he returned home with an empty
bucket and a grave face. "We can't
get any (more milk," he announced in
a tone weighty with the importance
of his message. "The cow's dried
up." And, as we stared in surprise
at him, he suddenly clinched the mat
ter with an observation, evidently of
his own: "They don't think that
she'll thaw out till spring." The De
lineator. How It Struck Him.
"Behold the wondrous beauties of
yon sunset sky," exclaimed the poet.
"How prodigal nature is with its re
splendent glories."
"Yes," answered the busy publisher,
in an absent-minded tone, "it is going
some to throw in a colored supple
ment every day."
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Signature ot
In Use For Over 50 Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
A Natural Sequence.
Bell I felt Jack perusing my coun
tenance. Bell Well, what then?
Belle Then I felt my face getting
Awful Thought.
"When I leave here I shall have to
depend on my brains for a living." y-j
"Don't take such a nessimistic view
of things." Cornell Widow.
We are not to blame because you suffer
from Rheumatism or Neuralgia, hut you
are if you do not try Hamlins Wizard
Oil. It quickly poothes and allays all
pain, soreness and inflammation.
Nobody will use other people's ex
perience, nor has any of his own till
it Is too late to use it. Nathaniel
Don't Cough! Ucs
Will instantly relieve your achic
throat. There is nothiag like it for.
Asthma,, Bronchitis .and lung
trouble. Contains so opiates.
Very pleasant to take.

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