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Castle of Carcassonne
The famous and most picturesque castle and fortress of Carcassonne,
now the property of the French republic, are built on a steep escarpment
which commands the road from Toulouse to Narbonne along the valley of
the river Aude, between the Black mountains to the north, and the foothills
of the Pyrenees, which overshadow Foix, to the southwards. This splendid
citadel, therefore, not only holds a valley which leads from the Mediterra
nean to the Atlantic, but also guards the approaches from Spain into France.
Though the Romans preferred the coastwise city of Narbonne as their center
In this district, the Visigoths who followed them immediately recognized the
natural strength and strategical importance of the site, and elevated what
had been merely a camp for their predecessors into a fortalice of magnifi
cent dimensions and well-nigh impregnable power, which proved too much
for Clovis when he tried to take the place in the year 508. At the end of
the sixth century the Vislgoths still kept a stronghold which was theirs until
their kingdom fell before the Moors in 713, and after that date there seem to
have been no important additions made to the fortifications until the beginning
of the twelfth century. The castle itself was built in 1130. The Visigoth
towers of the fortifications were built by Theodoric upon square Roman
substructures soon after 436, and were repaired in the thirteenth century.
The fortress has 'withstood many sleges.
LOVE TOKEN OF THE DYAKS
In Borneo the most acceptable love
offering in courtship is a human head
captured by the Dyak wooer from
some enemy and presented to the
maid of his choice as proof of his
,prowess and his ability to take care
of a wife. Aft.er the head has been
taken a crown of finely woven palm
,leaf is made for it and then it is slow
ly dried over a-fire.
HENS ACQUIRE A PLUM JAG
Mrs. Harry Stevens of Sabatis, Me.,
is a member of the Women's Chris
tian Temperance union, and so she
was terribly shocked the other day to
observe that all her hens were stag
.gering around the yard in a disgrace
lul state of intoxication. Where did
they get the liquor?
Mrs. Stevens had preserved a lot
of plums, but every jar of them fer
mented, and she threw themr into the
waste, and the hens gobbled the lot.
That was the answer.
The most staid and respectable of
the biddies were soon teetering 'round
as if on springs, making vain stabs at
imaginary worms, while the roosters
strutted unsteadily about and crowed
hilariously. One hen died from the
effects of her debauch.
FOUR CALVES IN ONE YEAR
A seven-year-old cow which in less
than twelve months has given birth
to four calves is owned by E. D. For
ney of Cottonwood Falls, Kan. The
record established by the cow is be
Ileved to be unequaled in the state.
November 4 last year the cow, which
is of the Red Poll breed, became the
mother of twin calves, which are now
worth nearly $5;0 each.
Just eleven months and twenty days
from the date of the birth of her first
calves she again gave birth 'to twins.
Tbo calves are large.
The cow's record for the last yea.r
!gnrpes out one calf fcr -every two
months and twenty-eight days.
BIRD NEST WELL FORTIFIED
One of t:he a,- t cur iously con
Etructed bird. ests ever seen in
Den-er is o , e'::ib-ion at the home of
the Denver D) ub Friends' league. It
w .pickted vp hy Dr. John 31. Gower
Ol the sid'·niik il froul of the court
house, where the wind had evidently
The nest is a sparrow's and its mak
er was preparing against the attack
of his inherent enemy-man. It might
be called a fortified nest. It is made
of old sweepings, with hairpins and
nails woven in at the sides.
The points of the pins and the nails
stick outward and remind one of rifles
sticking through the portholes of a
BEES TRAIL HONEY THIEVES
When J. M. Cornelius, a honey pro
ducer near Sterilt Coelo., awoke one
recent morning he found that in the
night 15 bee hives had been looted of
50 pounds of honey. He followed the
dispossessed bees to the home of two
brothers named Bennett, living a mile
away. There he found the bees swarm
ing about the house, while the Ben
netts, besieged, had shut the doors and
windows and were afraid to go out.
Cornelius swore out warrants for the
arrest of the Bennetts. They admitted
END A 16-YEAR-OLD SMOKE
E. V. McKee of Clifton Heights, Pa.,
has just finished smoking a cigar
which he lighted in 1896, when Bryan
was defeated by McKinley for presi
dent. McKee is an ardent admirer of
the Commoner, and when Bryan was
defeated he lighted a cigar, which !:s
threw to the floor. Thomas Gaffney
picked up the cigar, put it in an en
-velope-an dkept J_for McKee, telling
him he could smoke it when a Demo
cratic president was elected.
CALF BORN WITH DOG FACE
A dog-faced calf was born on the
farm of Henry Krekelberg, near Per
ham, Minn., recently. The animal
bore a startling resemblance to a
dog, but unfortunately the carcass was
not preserved. It had the long, nar
row muzzle c: a dog, droopy ears like
a water spaniel, long lips and the teeth
on the lower jaw were of the canine
SOME PECULIAR BELIEFS
The Fijian cannibal's emotions have
reference for the greater part to food,
so he worships the god Matawaloo,
who. has, eight stomachs and is al
The Tongans have a very curious
dogma to account for a day and night
being twenty-four hours long. It used
to be less; the sun used to go down
too quick. So one day a man caught
it with a noose and it had to go slow
The ancient Peruvians believed that
the sun once came down to the earth
and laid two eggs and then went back
again. From these two eggs men
The American Indians had a dogma
that the sun was the one supreme
god, and the moon was his wife. One
tribe inhabiting a fearfully hot dis
trict worshiped the moon alone, say
ing that they had no use for the sun.
In the days of Columbus scientific
dogmas asserted: If a ship should
reach India it could never get back
.again, because the rotundity of the
gk be would present a kind of moun
tain, up which it would be impossi
ble to sail even with the most favor
STONE ST~IRS IN KENTUCKY
Located in the fastnesses of the
Kentucky forest, the high stone steps
shown in the illustration stand our
among the wonders and curiosities of
old Kentucky. For unknown years
this piece of man's handiwork hash
stood the storms of winter and is to
day in a fair state of preservation.
Many people climb to the top and
view the beautiful panorama of the
surrounding country. The steps, 53 in
number, were hewn out of the hill
side by brawny Kentucky pioneers.
They are about 50 feet high and are
located on Paul river near Rockport,
Ky. Naturally many myths and tra
ditions have gathered about the old
stairway during the flight of the years.
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
Fish have no eyelids. They do not
require them, as their eyes are con
stantly washed by the water in which
Bismuth and nickel steel both have
the curious property of expanding
when they cool instead of contracting,
like other metals.
At St. Petersburg there Is a clock
with ninety-five faces. It tells the
time of the day at thirty different
places in the world, and the move
ment of the earth and other planets.
The best rubber gloves for the use
of electricians are tested to resist a
current of 10,000 volts.
Experiments with thousands of sub
jects have shown that the average
man attains his maximum strength
in his thirty-first year.
Walls of Constantinople
The Theccdsian wall of Ccnsta tinople extends for five miles fram the
Sea of Marmora to the Golden Horn, enclosing the greator part of the city
between it and the waters. It had 110 fighting towers or'ginally, of whici
about ninety still staid, though badly dii-pidated. Tho whole wal, indeed,
is crumbling and would be no protection asanst modern artilleri.
Stops Coughs-Cures Colds
Prseveata haitr fai . .
55,. se 500 et - ste -
Y DROPSY Gtv quickre
lief, usually remove swel
ling and short breath in a few days and
entire relief in 1-6t5 days, trial treatment
Fg;.E. D.s earausasoa.ns..uaeate,a.,
RSctCeogh Syrup. Tates Good. Use
in time. Sold by Drocriets.
"I know a cabman who writes poe
"Then he must be a hack writer."
Both welded and wrapped for stock,
pigs, poultry, garden and lawn, all sizes
a good heavy hog proof 26" fence for 18'Vc
per rod. Send trial order. ROOFING of
all kinds, galvanized and painted steel
rubber and gravel coated. We have a
good rubber roofing for 72c square, all
complete. Send trial order. Mention this
Vsaper. Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., 94-96
N. 2d St, Memphis, Tenn. AdV.
"Did they kiss and make up?"
"Yes, and after they kissed, Bella
had to make up aagin."
"Pa, who do people have banquets?"
"For the purpose of giving men who
do not get a chance to talk at home
a chance to talk away from home."
"Mrs. Comeup is always boasting
that her husband can take any man's
"'rhat's true. He used to be a tail
"The slang the young girl of today
uses is a sort of a pigeon English,
"No, it's a sort of a chicken Eng
As a summer tonic there is no medicine
that quite compares with OXIDINE. It not
only builds up the system, but taken reg
alarly, prevents Malaria. Regular or Taste
less fannza at Druggists. Adv.
"Papa, mamma says that one-hal
the world doesn't know how The othe:
"Well, she shouldn't blame herself
dear, it isn't her fault"
"I. am afraid" _-said Senator Sorg
-hnm. "that the altercation In which
have become involved must be more
or less obscure to the casual listener.'
"About all you have both said latel3
is 'You're another.'"
"Yes. And we have said it so ofter
that I am afraid nobody remembers ex
actly what either of us was accused
of being, in the first place."
Floorwalker--How's business been
today in that "Blond Hair Dye?"
Where Autos Are Barred.
Prince Edward island bars automo
biles, not because the islanders can
not afford the machines, but because
of accidents caused by the reckless
ness of drivers who brought in the
first cars. They caused many run
aways, and a few had tragic endings.
The legislature at once passed a law
barring autos from the island. Some
of the leading-.cities have since en
deavored to have the enactment re
pealed, but the country influence has
always been strong enough to over
come all such efforts.
"Where have you put your essays
on the dove of peace?"
'In the pigeon hole."
I will not be concerned at other
men's not knowing me; I will be con.
cerned at my own want of ability.
ITCH Reteved in 3h Minutes.
Woolfordi's Sanitary Lotion for all kinds of
contagio,. itch. At Druggists. Adv.
But a tip doesn't always come to the
man who waits.
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Headaches, Biliousness, Constipation
Malaria and Indigestion which gives
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seat of many ills-the liver. No nau
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follow. It assists the liver to perform
its functions naturally without any
tear-to-pieces effects. One pill before
retiring is a tlose. You wake up well.
This remedy sells for 25 cents at your
druggist's, but to prove its value to
you the Bond Pharmacy Company,
Little Rock, Ark., will mail a sample
to any address upon request.-Adv.
Cruel, Cruel Answer. n
"See, darling!" and Mrs. Justwed
held up for her husband's gaze three
mirrors arranged so as to give as
many reflections. "I can get a triple
view of myself." "Humph!" gurgled
her brute of a man, struggling with
his collar. "You seem to be quite
popular with yourself!"-Judge.
Regular practicing physicians recommend
and prescribe OXIDINE.for Malaria, be
cause it is a proven remedy by years of ex
perience. Keep a bottle in the medicine
chest and administer at first sign of Chills
and Fever. Adv.
"You found nobody at home you
"No; even the furnace had gone
BLIXTR BABEK STOPS CHILLS
and is the finest kind of tonic.
"Your 'Babek' acts like magic; I have
given it to numerous people in my par
ish who were suffering with chills, ma
laria and fever. I recommend it to those
who are sufferers and in need of a good
tonic." - Rev. S. Szymanowski. St.
Stephen's Church. Perth Amboy. N. J.
Elixir Blhek, 50 cents. all druggists. or
Kloczewski & Co., Washington, D.C. Adv.
D Accounting for it.
"What makes Jaggs so chesty?"
"The only thing I can think of is
that he lives in a house with a swell
A8 great majority of summer ills are
due to Malaria in suppressed form. Las
situde and headaches are but two symp
toms. OXIDINE eradicates the Malaria
germ and tones up the entire system. Adv.
"Who wrote that story about Roose
velt's return to the Outlook office?"
asked the managing editor.
"Billy Pennington," replied the city
editor. "I thought it was a pretty
"It was more than that. It was a
remarkable story. I think ,we ought
to raise Pennington's salary. He
didn't wind up by saying: 'The
colonel then plunged into a mass of
"I'm sorry to have to tell you that
he did I blue-penciled that part of
"Oh, pshaw! We'll never be able
to make anything of that fellow"
HEAD A MASS OF PIMPLES
Hyattsville, Md.--"My little boy was
taken with an itching on the scalp.
There was an ashy place on his head
about the size of a ten-cent piece, and
the hair was falling from this place
by the roots. In about ten days all
over his head were these ashy spots
which looked like ringworm, but were
porous-like. The itching and burning
made him scratch a great deal. His
head hid gotten so that it was just a
mass of mattery little pimples all
heaped on each other, and when I took
off his night-cap, the hair and flesh
came off at the same time. I really
thought he would lose his whole scalp.
He couldn't sleep for five weeks, it
would itch and burn until I }thought
he would go into convulsions.
"I used different soaps and salves
to no satisfaction. Then I decided to
use the Cuticura Soap and Ointment.
Finally I noticed he began to sleep all
night. I used one cake of Cuticura
Soap and one box of Cuticura Oint
men-nt and -he was entirely cured.. H-e
has a better growth of hair now than
he had at first." (Signed) Mrs. Ida
S. Johnson, Mar. 26, 1912.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston."
"That wasn't a bad epigram on the
magistrate's part," said the somewhat
educated tramp, who had been con
victed for vagrancy.
"What did he say?" asked the
"Seven days," came the reply.
"That ain't no epigram, is it?"
"I'm sure it is. I asked a parson
once what an epigram was, and he
says, 'It's a shcrt sentence that
sounds light, but gives you plenty to
"Come, my dear, let's travel into
"Well, mamma,, can we travel on
American-made shoes compete in
parts of Russia with "American"
shoes made in Germany.
If your appetite is not what it should he
perhaps Malaria is developinh, It affects
the whole system. OXIDIN-E will c:ear
.away the germI, rid you of Malaria and
generally improve your condition. Adv.
It's easier to persuade a man to
stand alone than it is to induce him
to stand a loun.
For Infants and Children,.
The Kind You Have
ALCOHOL- PER CENT Always Bought
A\etable Preparation forAs
similating theFod andRegula- Beari the
ting the Stomachs andBo weus'
ness and Rest.Contains neither
Opium.Morphine nor Mineral
NOT NAR C OTIC.
R Adl sa/t
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W.ar sed -
°'e . flor.iedl*o*.
a lion, Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea, U
0 Worms,Convulsions .Feverish
0 ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
Fac S of For Over
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Exact Copy of Wrapper. Isw OawT.rU OCOMPA'I. . .On.ow otr.
A scientist has discovered that the
onion is a cure for love.
MSrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Childrez
teething, softens the gunis, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain. ures wind collc, 5c a bottle.lA,
Take all the swift advantage of the
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure consti
pation. Constipation is the cause of many
diseases. Cure the cause and you cure the
disease. Easy to take. Adv.
Method will teach you to win time.
As a summer tonic there is no medicine
that quite compares with OXTDINE. It not
only builds up the system, but taken reg
ularly. prevents Malaria. Regular or Taste
less formula at Druggists.. Adv.
Mind unemployed is mind unenjoy
To DRIVE OUT MALARIA
AND DBRSIT UP THE SYSFEM
Take the Old JtrS ard GROV 's TA5TIT?89
T¶e formula is .Il..piLT 3r seo on- every bItt
showing It i smp.yQlnine and Irenn a tastelr_
form, and the most e'etuael form. or grown
people and ealidrendO eoents. SAd.
"That fellow yonder has a very va
"Yet I know he's full."
To prevent Malaria is far bette than
to cure it. In malarial countries take a
dose of OXIDTNE regularly one each week
and save yourself from Chills and Fever
and other malarial troubles. Adv.
It takes a romantic woman to ar
range for the marriage of her children
before they are born.
hNOT FIT FOR LADIES
Pnubli sentlmentshonld be against it, and we ba
ieve it is, there canbe no reason why ladies should
have to suffer with headaches and neuralgia es
pecially when Hunt's Lightning Oil gives souc
rompt reef. It is simpa qestion of getting the
des to try it. All drgglst sell Hunt' Li aghtnsg
AI nc an We bottles. Ady.
A nonconformist clergman in Man
chester is chuc-kiingover a letter he
recentIy received from the vicar of
a certain parish. He had written' to
:he vicar asking for permission to con
luct a funeral in the churchyard.
"He immediately sent me a most
courteous note," the nonconformist
slergyman says; "but I could not help
noticing that it would be possible to
five to his word a sinister meaning.
The note ran:' 'You will, both to
norrow and at any other time, be
nost welcome:in 'our churchyard."'-
Save the time and expense of hauin
your corn to the mill. Buy a MONARC:
MILLand grind the meal for yourown table.
You are sure to have cleaer fresher and
more meal. Sendtodayforn kIoarchi MlI
For rndlnng Corn MeIal, all klad of
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Japanese Water Flowers
The lateWt novelty imported from JapanS.e
queer little vegetable winaps, which when
of various colors-a decided curiosity. Se
10 eta. for sample package. Agents wante&
Can quickly be overcome by
CARTER'S LITTLE T
--act surely and C TE
gently on the
liver. Cure IVTE
ness, and Indigestion. They do their dutp
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The old fertilizer
formulas are giving
way to the new. At
- every farmers' meeting
.- _ one subject should be
the fertilizer formula
that will fPrr.ish a balanced ration to the crop and keep up the fertility
of the sul ToIo do this the fe-tilizer should contain at least as much
P OTA S H
as Phosphoric Acid. Our note book has condensed facts essential
in farmers' meetings and plenty of space to record the new things
that you hear. Let us send one to you before your Institute meets.
A supply of these is furnished by request to etery institute held in several states.
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