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PLAN By GEORGE V. HOBART Bunch and i had framed up a plan ■whereby we were to corral the money that Uncle Peter was losing at the race track, giving it back to him later with proper admonitions.. We were seeking Ikey Schwartz with a view :o having him act for us as book maker, and we boon located him in Vont of the Metropole. In order to dazzle him, Bunch led the way to Rector’s. "Leave everything to me," Bunch whispered, as we shaved our hats and put our feet under a table. •'What kind of gasolene do you want to put in your boiler room?” I inquired, as the waiter drew near. “A quart of Green Seal Sec," Bunch ordered. “That’s the only fuel for little me. It has every other kind of suds pushed off the Ice. Green Seal tor mine whenever I want to hear the birdies sing—how about it, Ikey?" Ikey flashed a grin and tried to swallow his palate, so it wouldn’t in terfere with the wet speil suggested by Bunch. Ikey belonged to the “dls, dose and dem” push. Every sentence he uttered was full of splintered grammar. Every time Ikey opened his word chest the King's English screamed for help, and literature got a kick in the slats. He was short and thin, but it was a deceptive thinness. His capacity for storing away free liquids w r as awe inspiring and a sin. I think Ikey must have been hollow from the neck to the ankles, with emergency bulkheads in both feet. It soon developed that Ikey had been up against a losing streak, and he was about ready to quit till his hoodoo went off duty, but if we were willing to pay for the chalk he and keep the shop open another week and fol low our instructions to the letter. “How much will it set us back for running expenses?" I inquired, while Ikey dove into the wine-glass and came up again for a long breath. "Only a f'*w hundred,” Bunch broke in. "That’s merqjy a detail, John. Besides, ne’il make Uncle Peter pay for the medicine. If it cures his at tack of rush of money to the fingers he won’t care. You don’t suppose we’re going to open a life-saving sta tion for his benefit and pay for the privilege, do you? Not for mine, Johnny!" "You’re right, Bunch,” I acquiesced; “we’ll deduct all expenses before handing Uncle Peter back his squan dered fortune; that’s only fair." "Is dls old geezer upholstered wit’ 4 coin?" Ikey asked. "Who, Uncle Peter?” I answered. “Say, he has nearly all there is in the world. Every time he signs a chock a National bank goes out of exist ence. He tried to count it once, but he sprained his wrists and bad to quit.” - Ikey's eyes twinkled. He was so deeply interested he forgot to dio up the bubble-juice. ► "Uncle Peter,” I went on; “why, when he goes into a bank the govern ment bonds get up and yell, ‘Hello, Papa!’ Whenever he cuts coupons it’s like a sheep-shearing. He has mus cles all over him like Sandow’s, just from lifting mortgages. Uncle Peter can make Rockefeller's wad look as mean as a $5 bill at a church bazaar. Every time Uncle Peter thinks how much money he has he gets enlarge ment of the brain, just to accommo date the figures—am I right. Bunch?" [ "Den why not let dat old Guzam "upsfet his dough-pan?" asked Ikey in astonishment. "Youse is commutin’ a crime to stop an old Gazabo like dat from cuttln’ loose. What he needs is a helper and I ain’t a bit busy.” "John has his josh rags on; don't mind him, Ikey!” admonished Bunch : "Uncle Peter is well fixed, but if he keeps on throwing his coin ai the horses they'll kick their Initials all over his assets, sure thing. Now, boys, it’s all understood, eh? Ikey, we’ll meet you at the track tomorrow and arrange our plan of campaign Here’s to our scheme, and drink hearty! ’’ Ikey went overboard for a final swim in the Green Seal, when sud denly Bunch tapped me on tho arm. "Look!” he said, and the next in stant I beheld Clara J., Aunt Maltha and Tacks sailing over in our diree i tion. With a whispered admonition to i Hunch to keep Ikey still I went for ward to meet my wife, her aunt aud her small brother. "It was such & delightful day that Aunt Martha and 1 couldn't rests; the temptation to do a little shopping,” Clara J. rattled on; “and then we de cided to come here for a bit of lunch eon—why. Mr. Bunch! I’m so glad to see you’ I understood John to say you were in South America! Really! How lovely’ John, hadn t we better take another table so that your friendly conference may not be Interrupted?" 1 hastened to assure Clara J. that it wasn't a conference at all We had .met Mr. Schwartz quite by accident. Then 1 introduced Ikey to the ladies. He got up and did something that was supposed to be a bow, but you couldn’t tell whether he was tielr.g his shoe or coming down a step lad der. When Ikey tried to bend a society double be looked tike one of the pic tures that goes with a rubber exer ciser. price 76 cents. After they had ordered club sand wiches and coffee 1 explained to Ctara J. and Aunt Martha that Mr. Schwarfx was a real estate dealer "Bunch and 1 are going in a little deal with Mr. Schwarts,” I explained "He kndws the real estate business backwards Mr. Schwartz has a fad Peasant School* In Russia. The Russian ministry of agriculture h*4 established fourteen schools in dif ferent parts of the country for the training of instructor* in the koustar nl.“ or peasant industries. These lines Include wearing, carpentry, cooperage, wood carring, sculpture, pottery, tan ning. fur dressing, making agricultural Implements and carriages, metal work ing and varnishing. In Vladimir prov ince a school has been established for instruction in toy making and in Ka *a_i for tv*Hng musical instruments. for collecting apartment houses. He owns the largest assortment of people coops in the city. All the modern improvements, too. Hot and cold windows, running gas and noiseless janitors. Mr. Schwartz is the inven tor of the idea of having two baths in every apartment so that the lessee will have less excuse for not being water broke." Ikey never cracked a smile. "In Mr. Schwartz’s apartment houses," I continued, while Bunch kicked my shins under the table; “you will find self-freezing refrigerators and self-leaving servants. All the rooms are light rooms, when you light the gas. Two of his houses overlook the park and all of them overlook the building laws. The floors are made of concrete so that if you want to bring a horse in the parlor you can do so without kicking off the plaster in the flat below. Every room has folding doors, and when the wa ter pipes burst the janitor has folding arms." "Quit your joshing, John! you'll embarrass Mr. Schwartz,” laughed Bunch somewhat nervously, but Ikey’s grin never flickered. ‘Tjs Mr. Schwartz deaf and dumb?*’ Clara J. whispered. "Intermittpntly so,” I whispered back; "sometimes for hours at a time “Look,” He Said, and the Next Instant 1 Beheld Clara J, Aunt Martha and Tacks. he cannot speak a word and can hear only the loudest tones.” Aunt Martha heard me and the good old t,oul was all aympathy at once She sat next to ou; bookmaker friend so she leaned over in an ef fort to be pleasant, put her mouth close to the astonished Ikey's ear and yelled in a shrill treble, "Lovely day, Mr. Schwartz!" Poor Ikey looked reproachfully at the old lady a second, then with gath ering astonishment he slid silently off the chair and struck the floor with a bump. Aunt Martha wlc so rattled over this unexpected effort on Mr. Schwartz's part that she upset her coffee and Ikey got most of it Id the back of the neck. When peace was finally restored Bunch Inquired about Uncle Peter's health. "Never better,” answered Aunt Martha. "During the last few months he has gone about more than he used to. Almost every day be is at the rac9 track in the interest of the so ciety he is a member of.” "What society is that?” Bunch in quired. "The S P. C. A.,” replied the old I. "Is the Old Geezer Upholstered Wit’ Coin?” Ikey /'eked. lady tells me that there is much cruelly to animals practised at (he race track so he has determined to do all he can to stop it.” I winked at Bunch and immediate ly he began to cough till I thought the boy would choke I would have given eight dollars for a good excuse to laugh out loud. Ikey took it all in without batting an eye. “I think Uncle I*eter is awfully good end noblv to devote his time to such a worthy cause, don't you, Mr. Bunch?" Inquired Clara J. Bunch mumbled something Incoherent and took another choke. "I’na so glad that John has realty made up his mind never to bet an other penny on horses,” Clars. J. went Orenburg shawls, the dlk \nd cottqp laces and embrolthertes the work In hammered brass and ccpper, ard espe cially the Russian enameled jewelry and ornaments, are among the prod ucts. Some Korean Superstitions. The wildest superstitions are rife among the natives of Korea, says a writer in the Wide World Magaxine. Everything ts ascribed to the good or evil influences of invisible spirits, whom they strive to propitiate by In on. "I think when a man has lost a whole lot of money in that manner and then wins it back by accident hs should be satisfied and not tempi Fortune again, don’t you, Mr. Bunch?’ "I certainly do,” replied Bunch vig orously. "Oh, I’m all through,” I added. "1 wouldn’t bet another dollar on a skate not if they promised to hurry il around the track in an automobile— not for mine!” Clara J. patted me lovingly on th back and Aunt Maitha beamed over her glasses. Bunch was fixing his throat for an other choke when suddenly my youth ful brother-in-law, Tacks, came to the surface with a letter in his hand. Tacks had spotted the missive ly ing on the floor near Ikey’s chair, so young Mr. Buttinski had to get busy and pick It up. “Here’s a letter I tounu on the floor,” he chirped, and then to show the profound depths of his learning the little imp read the address in slow, deliberate tones, "Mr. I. Schwartz, Bookmaker, Brighton Beach Race Track, New York." Clara J. went into the ice business right away quick. Ikey never whimpered. Then Bunch took the letter from the open-eyed Tacks and leaped tc the rescue while I came out of the trance slowly. “It’s too bad Mr. Schwartz forgot bis ear trumpet,” Bunch said quickly, and Ikey was wise to the tip in a min ute. Clara J. sniffed suspiciously and i knew she had the gloves on. "Mr. Schwartz’s affliction Is terri ble,” she said with a chill In every word. "How did you converse with him before our arrival?” "Oh! he understands the lip lan guage and can talk back on his fin gers,” I hastened to explain, looking hard at Ikey, whose mask-like face gave no token that he understood what was going on. “I thought I understood you to say Mr. Schwartz is a real estate dealer!” Peaches continued, while the ther mometer went lower and lower. “So he is,” I replied, mentally ar ranging pleasant surprises for Tacks in the near future. “Then why does his correspondent address him as a Bookmaker?" my wife said slowly, and I could hear the icebergs grinding each other all around me. "I think I can explain that,” Bunch put in quietly. Then, with the utmost deliberation he looked Ikey in the gye and said, “Mr. Schwartz, it’s really non<; of my business, but would you mind telling me why you, a real es tate dei.ler, should have a letter in your possession which Is addressed to you as a Bookmaker? Answer me on your fingers ” Ikey delivered the goods. In a minute he had both paws working overtime and such a knuckle twisting no mortal man ever indulged In before. "He says,” Bunch began to inter pret, “that the letter is not his. It Is Intended for Isadore Schwartz, a wicked cousir of his who follows the races. Mr. Sch wartz Is now complain ing bitterly with his fingers because his letters and those Intended for his renegade nephew become mixed almost every day. These mistakes are made because the initials are Identical. He also says that—he— hopes the —presence—of— this— particular—letter in—his—posses sion—does—not offend the —la- dies—because while—it is—ad dressed —to —a— race—track —gam bier —the contents —are quite— harmless being— but —a—small— bill—from —the —dentist.” Ikey's fingers kept on working nervously as though he felt it his duty to wear them out, and the perspira tion rolled off poor Bunch's forehead. "Tell him to cease firing,” I said to Bunch: "he'll sprain his fingers and lose his voi'je.” Ikey doubled up all his eight fingers and two tLomos in one final shout and subsided "I'm afraid we ll miss ihe 4:18 train if we don’t hurry,” said Peaches, and I could see that the storm was over, although she still glanced suspicious ly at poor Ikey. ’’Buy Ikey two more quarts of Green Seal and let him wade around in it,” I whispered to Bunch as we started for the depot As we pulled out of the Mayonnaise Mansion I looked back at Ikey to thank him with a farewell nod. He was half way under the table, holding both hands to his sides, and making funny faces at the carpet. Bunch was ahead of us, indulging in another choke. (Copyright by G. W. PtUinsham Cos.) Birds' Powers of Flight. It has been calculated that a gliding bird, at a height of 1.200 yards, at ths moment when it commences to de scend with motionless wings, can by setting them at the most favorable angle touch the ground at a horizon tal dlstan'e of about 15 miles! If th* wind fall, large birds can always, with a few wing beats, attain an ejj> tude where they will find a wlad which will permit them to continue their journey "on the glide.” cessant and petty sacrifices. The ser pent la revered as sacred and fed sa a domestic pet Marriage u • ques tion of etiquette and is arranged by the parents. A live goose is given as a betrothal gift as a symbol of fidelity and long life. Filial piety is cultivated to a remarkable degree, a son eonsVi ertng it his duty to follow his father to prison or exile Sacrifices of pigs, sheep and goats are offered to the fir mament to which they pray for rain or fair weather and the removal of plague and misfortune. PROGRESS of the WORLD FOR OLD WORKERS Pension System Now in Opera tion in Chicago. FOUNDED ON CO-OPERATION Employer and Employee Both Con tribute to Fund Which Assures Faithful Laborer Comfortable Competence In Hla Closing Years. An employee of one of the large Chicago banks wa recently retired on a pension for life. This man had served the institution faithfully for 33 years, and as a fitting reward he was given the largest pension provid ed for in this bank. The Chicago banking institution which pensioned the employee men tioned has a plan which is known as the "pension fund,” which is for the exclusive use of the members of the organization. To become a member of the “bank pension fund” it is neces sary that the officers and employees of the bank contribute to it 3 per cent annually of the amount of their salaries, payable in equal monthly in stallments. Each installment is de ducted from the monthly pay of the officers and employees. Another pro vision is that the period any employee will receive a pension Is in all cases decided by the bank officials. Asa general rule no pension Is given to an employee unless he has completed not less than 15 years of service In the bank and has reached the age of 60 years. Where the employe Is men tioned officials are included as well. There is no chance of the employee losing the amount he has paid in. In case of the resignation or the dismis sal of an employee all payments made by him to the “pension fund” are re turned to him without interest. In the instance of the decease of an em ploye who has not completed 15 years of service in the bank and who leases a widow or children, if the bank does not see its way clear to grant a pen sion on account of the brief term of service, or for other reasons, it Is a rule that all payments made by the deceased will be returned to his heir or legal representatives with interest at 4 per cent per annum. When the employee reaches the age of fiO he Is permitted to retire and Is entitled to a pension If he has been 15 years in the service. Another excellent thing about this pension scheme is the health feature. BCIENCE NOTES. Beeswax and turpentine form an effective combination to clean bronze. Municipal tramways of the united kingdom employ more than 60,000 per sons. Eight years are required to bring the average cocoanut tree into bear ing. The population of Japan is increas ing at a rate of about half a million a year. The Chinese army advisory board is planning a complete survey of the entire empire for general as well as military purposes. Russia planted 240,419.396 acres in grain last year, the largest acreage in its history. California furnishes shout three fourths of the quicksilver produced in the United States. A simple test for the purity of sugar is to bum it. If pure fire will entirely consume it; if adulterated It will leave an ash. The odor of onions will disappear if affected cutlery be inserted in fresh earth for a few minutes. So-called burglar proof glass, made in France, withstands revolver bullets and blows from a mallet. The famous Hoosac railroad tunnel In Massachusetts will be electrified at a cost of about $1,000,00 r . Carborundum Used In Building Stairs. A flight of stairs has been erected In Paris over which 14,000,000 persons have shuffled without so much as scratching (he surface. These steps are almost as imperishable as If they had been built of huge diamonds, for in the concrete of which they are con structed a generous proportion of car borundum has been introduced, and since carborundum Is almost as hard as the diamond, it has given the con crete a wearing quality which no mar ble or granite could possibly approach Waterproofing Packing Paper. Two means of waterproofing packing paper are herewith given: In the first formula use 750 parts hard soap and 1,000 parts water; the water should be hot when the soap is mixed into it, the paper immersed, pressed out, and dried. In the second formula use 125 parts India rubber, 375 parts glue, and 1,000 parts water. The paper is treat ed in the same fashion. Work of the Molder The young molder and the appren tice often fail to realixe the responsi bility that devolves upon them, espe cially when the moldings which they turn out are machine parts which have to be machined and must be sound. The whole reputation of a firm may depend upon the soundness of a few moldings, and while the simple stuff which is to be painted black and does not stand the test of the machine shop is not so important, every precaution should be taken to use the beat boxee. the proper sand, and to see that it is not too wet or dirty with scraps of iron. Careful skim ming Is of the highest importance to prevent waste of materials. Ruiner boxes should be of fair depth so that the pourer can fill them rapidly arid at the same time avoid the whirl pool formation which sucks in dirt and slag and scabs the castings. In core making the runners should be sr placed that the iron runs quickly and smoothly and covers the mold SOME THINGS THE BUSY WORKER IS DOING FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CIVILIZATION If, before reaching the age of 60 an employee is Incapacitated by ill health he is permitted to retire and secure the benefits provided in the “pension fund." The basis on which the pension Is allowed to officers and emplojees is one-fiftieth of their salary at the date of superannuation for each year of seivlce, but the maximum pension is subject to the following regulations: In no event is the pension allowed to exceed thlrty-five-flftleths of the sal ary On a salary not exceeding $lO,- 000 the pensiorv will not exceed $7,000. On a salary not exceeding $15,000 the pe- sion will not exceed $10,500. On a salary not exceeding $20,000 the pension shall not exceed $14,000. It is understood that those who on cer the employ of the bank under the age of 18 years will not contribute to nor participate in this fund, but on reaching that age they will be re quired to contribute to it, and so far as this fund is concerned an em ployee's term of service is understood to commence ai the date of his first contribution to it. The plan provides that an employee whose term of service in the bank has been under 25 years is not entitled to a pension for a longer period than his term of service. If an employee has been with the bank for 18 years he will be entitled only to a pension for 18 year*. But In case the term of service is 25 years or more the em ployee is entitled to a pension for life. It is necessary that every clerk en tering the service must pass a med ical examination, and no clerk is al lowed to marry on a salary of less than SI,OOO a year without the consent of the bank, under the penalty of dis missal and forfeiture of all rights to this fund. After an employee has been retired it is required that he live as faultless a life as when directly employed by the hank. If the employee receiving a pension resorts to and takes the benefit of any insolvent law, or is con victed of felony or misdemeanor the pension shall cease. Also any unwar rantable losses, for which an em ployee may be responsible may, if they do not result In his dismissal from se-vlce, be punished by forfeit ure of hi3 interest in this fund beyond what he himself has contributed to it, without interest. New Place for Motor. The motor of anew motorcycle Is carried within the rear wheel Instead of on the frame. BETTER NOT CRITICIZE WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE BUSINESS WOMAN. Always Good Policy to Overlook Trivial Faults Among Your Asso ciates In the Office. Not many girls whose work calls them into constant contact with the male sex realize the value of silence about “trifles." If so, there would be many successful business women where there are now failures. “O, fiddlesticks!" exclaims a bright stenographer; "I don’t see why we women have to be contantly humoring the men; they get all they deserve at Com#. I for one will not be hampered by being so careful what I say to the men workers in our office." “Independent,” the average reader will say. Not at all; in reality the most dependent of women, because she has to depend on the good humor of the men wl\o will endure her sharp remarks and opinions, but who at tie same time mentally class her as a girl whose advancement would mean constant friction in the office and a detriment to work. While a woman may not like to believe it, a great deal depends ou her popularity with The office force in the ayes of her em ployer. It is natural for men to look on women wage earners as interlopers. No matter how broad minded they are becoming in this respect, the "stay at home" tradition will reoiajn How ever, as long as a girl is pleasant and performs her duties in a satisfactory manner her presence does not irri tate. But the moment she begins to notice trifling faults in others and their work It is fatal to her. A man .in Ihe office may make all sorts of critlctsms, but a woman, never. You see. it is all because men are natural born egotists and cannot help it. The independent successful busi ness woman realizes this, and firmly declines to give her personal opinion on the mannerisms and the work of her male associates. She attends strictly to her business affairs and 1b pletsant and courteous, and while she Is constantly striving for advancement she never for one quickly or light castings with large surfaces will shew seams. Do not smooth the tops with a trowel or use the water brush t6o freely If the surface is to be ma cb'ned. Brands of soft Iron give more trouble and produce more faulty cast ings than the harder varieties Faulty mixings or poor scrap cause many bad castings. If more clearance were al lowed on the tops of patterns to be machined by pattern makers it would sate many parts that have to be thrown away in the machine shops. A clean, smooth sand is required for parts not to be machined and an open, rather dry preparation for parts to be machined. How Birds Keep Warm. The high temperature of birds ena bles them to resist cold more effective ly than they could otherwise do. Whereas blood heat in a man is 95.4 degfees (Fahrenheit 1, it is 107 degrees in the domestic fowl, and more in some “SOUL” IN BUSINESS I "IN JUSTICE ALONE IS MAN’S MIGHT.” Not Yet Have the Workers of th World All Been Consecrated to the Service of Mammon. Is there a "soul" 'n Business? Under the din of the strife (Cruel and keen, sordid and mean), Lives there a spirit of life? Are we t.i truth at warfare. Answering blow with a blow? Watchful to slay, crafty to prey, Hot on the track of a foe? Are these but toys for the childish— “ Honesty," "Rlghifulness," "Wrong?" “God” but a word, sneered at when heard Scorned by the pride of the strong? Are these but gauds for the foolish— “ Virtue,” "Integrity,” "Truth"? Fashioned In play for the sport of a day, The harmless pretension of youth? Answer, ye Lords of the Market, Rulers and Princes of Trade, Is there no part for the pitying heart W T here Fortune's high ventures art made? Answer, ye crowds of the toilers. Busy with type-key and pen, Is there no hope for the mind's larger scope? Are figures the masters of men? While one clear voice cleaves the tumult. Holding to Truth and to Right, Fraud and Deceit shall go down to da feat. In Justice alone Is Man's might. While one bold heart follows Duty, (Tho It may Drudgery seem), Hovering there over dull office chair Shlneth the glow and the gleam! Yes. there Is answer sufficient. Ringing, and hopeful, and brave! Spite of the rush of the forces that crush Man Is not yet Mammon’s slave. Yes, there’s a so’’! still in Business, How splendid Its triumph and worth. When men shall arise to the light of th prize. The Service of God upon earth. —Frederick Moxon In The Independent. Belgian Axle Grease. The formula for Belgian axle greaß* is as follows: Powdered slaked lime, 100 parts; oil of tar, 300 parts; paraffin oil, 800 parts; rosin oil, 300 parts; strong lye, 12 parts. The slaked lime and the lye are placed in a kettle, the rosin oil stirred into it until the whole is white and the whole *noderately heated. To this the oil of tar is added by stirring, and then the paraffin oil. Finally mix in 800 parts of soapstone powder and stir until the consistency is uniform. Should Please Chauffeur. To make an automobile lift itself a jack has been invented to which pow er is applied by one of the wheels, resting on rollers. moment tries to make herself superior before the men in the office. She may have all the ability in the world and ! . her own eyes regard men in the office as vastly inferior to her self in doing certain things. But she makes the big mistake of her career If she voices such an opinion. Let her keep trifles to herself and her true merit will be realized by her em ployer and co-workers. Incidentally, if she should prefer & married life to a business career, she will find this “silence about trifles” the best training In the world for keeping peace in a home. Radium to Be Cheaper. After a while radium will net be worth "a million dollars a look.” Sir William Rumsey, the English scient ist. has reduced the time for extract ing the costly stuff from a year to two months. This Is being done in the British radium factory erected on his recommendation In Thomas street, Llmehouse, London. The pitchblende ore comes from the Trenwith mine of the St. Ives Consolidated mines. In Cornwall. The ore 1? delivered In a concentrated form. At the factory the uranium and iron are dissolved and the radium Is then precipitated out of the clear liquid It Is then converted Into radium bromide, and by repeated crystallization the bromide is separat ed Into various grades of commercial radium. More than half a gram was produced in two months, but Sir Will iam announces that from now on the factory will be able to produce one gram every nviath. Until this new supply was made the total amount of radium In the world did not exceed five grams. About one half gram of radium is extracted from a ton of pitchblende from the Corn wall mines Sir William says the Cornwall pitchblende is much richer in radium than any which could be found in Austria. Maxims of Business Woman. What a frown fails to get may oft be won with a smile. Try it. Overcome obstacles or they will overcome you. To speak well Is good; to think well is better; to do well is best. other birds Nevertheless they feel tbs cold cruelly, as you may see any frosty night if you visit an Ivy creeper clad wail with a lantern; the sparrows nes tle 'ogether In a closely packed mass: and if there be a chimney you may be sure the birds will have chosen its ex terior as their roosting place for th# sake of such warmth as it may give. Really Valuable Cow. A wonderful cow is that possessed by Isaac R. Locates, a farmer of Georgetown. Del. He claims It gives milk from which butter Is produced in a few minutes. Skeptical neigh bors smiled Indulgently, and shook their heads, when Locates first stated the fact, but the other morning the farmer invited them to investigate what he had said. One of the neigh bors volunteered to take care of the milk in order to see that no decep tion was practiced. By the time he reached the bouse, 190 yards’ distant, the jolting of the milk in the pail bad caused solid butter to form. The quantity weighed nearly one pound Locates has now nsCused $590 for Uk animal MILD, GENTLE LAXATIVE So many of the ills of women are duo to habitual constipation, probably be cause of their false modesty on the sub ject, that their attention cannot be too strongly called to the Importance of keen ing the bowels open. It is always impor tant to do that, regardless of the sex. but it Is especially Important In women.’ From the time the girl begins to men struate until menstruation ceases she has always vastly better prospects of coming through healthy If she watches her bowel movements. If you find yourself consti pated, with bad breath, pimply complex ion. headaches, belching gas and other symptoms of Indigestion and constipation take a small dose of Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup LIVED LONG WITHOUT EATING Men and Animals h> Made Some Remarkable Fasts a Matter of Record. The record for fasting, so far as hu manity is concerned, is held by Granle, a French murderer, who de termined to starve himself to death, and from the day of his arrest refused to eat. In spite of every effort on the part of his warders, who first tried tempting him to eat by placing the most dainty meals in his cell, and when that failed, attempted feeding him by force, he held out for 63 days, at the end of which time he died. Up to then the longest authenticated fast on record was that accomplished by Giovanni Sued, who fasted at the Royal Aquarium, London, for 45 days. But these records sink into insignifi cance when compared with the fat pig of Dover, enshrined In Dr. W. B. Carpenter’s "Manual of Physiology.” This pig weighed 160 pounds and was entombed for 160 days by the fall of a portion of the chalk cliffs. When dug out it weighed only 40 pounds, but to the surprise of its owner was alive. To Incline Toward Mercy. Jim had been far from a good boy during the day and toward nightfall he realized the fact fully. Being "’ell acquainted with the workings of fam ily discipline, he essayed a little di plomacy. "Shall you ten father about me?” he inquired of his mother. "Certainly I shall tell him,” respond ed his mother, with sorrowful firm ness. "Shall you tell him before dinner or after dinner?" asked the culprit. “After dinner,” was the announce ment. “Mothet,” and Jim gave a wiggle of anticipation, “couldn’t you have a blueberry pudding for his dessert? Couldn’t you do that much for me, mother?"—Youth’s Companion. Exhorting the Ducks. There are two tiny boys in this town whose mother sings often to them at their request, and as she is an ardent church woman, the children hear as many hymns as anything else. The other day they were playing with their wooden ducks in the bathtub, and strangely enough the ducks were more Inclined to float sideways than in the approved manner. After several at tempts to keep the misguided ducks straight the older boy shouted: "Stand up, duck, stand up!” Then two-year-old, noting the familiar phrase, leaned over the tub and ex horted. “’Tand up, duck! 'Tand up for Jesus!” In Its Due Order. Champ Clark, at a dinner in Wash ington, pleaded indulgence for a some what rambling speaker. “He’ll arrive,” said the Democratic leader, "If you’ll only give him time. He Is like Dr. Thirdly. “Dr. Thirdly was dividing up bis ser mon into its appropriate heads one Sunday morning when a member of the congregation shouted irascibly: " ‘Meat, man! Give us meat!’ “ Well,’ said Dr. Thirdly promptly, ‘hold on, then, till I’m done carving ’ ’’ Seven Pensioners in One Family. Seven brothers and seven sisters living In Foulsham, England and the adjacent parishes are receiving old age pensions. The oldest of the seven is eighty and the youngest seventy one. Their united ages total 630 years. Their father was Philip Lam bert, a carrier between Foulsham atjd Norwich, who had a family of 16, all born in Foulsham and of whom 11 ars now alive. All Depends. "Want a good anecdote about a statesman?" "Was he re-elected?” EDITOR BROWNE Of The Rockford Morning Star. “About seven years ago I ceased drinking coffee to give your Postum a trial. "I had suffered acutely from various forms of lndigestioa and my stomach had become so disordered as to repel almost every sort of substantial food. My general health was bad. At close Intervals I would sufTer severe attacks which confined me in bed for a week or more. Soon after changing from coffee to Postum the indigestion abated, and in a short time ceased entirely. I have continued the dally use of your excellent Food Drink and assure you most cordially that I am indebted to you for the relief it has brought me. "Wishing you a continued success, I am Yours very truly, J. Stanley Browne, Managing Editor." 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