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HARVEST WESTERN CANADA’S CROP Wil! Take 180,000 Alto gether to Take Care of Yield of Prairie Provinces. One hundred and sixty-two thousand farm hands will be required this year to harvest the grain crops of Mani toba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Of this number the local help will pro vide about 112,000, which will leave about 50.000 extra farm hands. There is, therefore, a great demand for this class of laborers in all parts of West ern Canada. In order to meet the re quirements it has been arranged to grant very low railway rates from all boundary points reached by Canadian railways. In order to secure these rates it will be necessary for you to call on one of the following authorized agents of the Canadian government: M. V. Mclnnes, 176 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan: C. A. Laurier, Mar quette, Michigan; J. S. Crawford, Syracuse, N. Y.; Thos. Hetherington, Room 202, 73 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.; R. M. Williams, 413 Gardner Bldg., Toledo, Ohio; Geo. Aird, 216 Traction-Terminal Bldg., Indianapolis, Indiana; C. J. Broughton, Room 412 Merchants’ Loan & Trust Bldg., Chi cago, 111.; Geo. A. Hall, 2nd Floor, 125 Second Street, Milwaukee, Wis.; E. T. Holmes, 315 Jackson Street, St. Paul, Minn.; Chas. Pilling, Clifford Block, Grand Forks, N. D.; J. M. Mac- Lachlan, Box 197, Watertown, S. D.; W. V. Bennett. Room 4, Bee Bldg., Omaha, Neb.; W. H. Rogers, 125 West 9th Street, Kansas City, Mo.; Benj. Davies, Room 6, Dunn Block, Great Falls, Montana; J. B. Carbonneau, Jr., 217 Main Street, Biddeford, Me.; J. N. Grieve, Auditorium Building, Spokane, Wash. This will give to intending harvest laborers a splendid opportunity to look over the magnificent wheat fields of Western Canada and will give them the best evidence that can be secured of the splendid character of that coun try from the farmer’s standpoint. There will be at least 200,000,000 bushels of wheat harvested within the area of the three provinces above named this year and it is expected that the yield will run from 15 to 25 bushels per acre. Many farmers, this year, will net, as a result of their labors, as much as $8 to $lO per acre and many of them will deposit as profits as much as SB,OOO to SIO,OOO. The wide publicity that has been given to the excellent crop that is be ing raised in central Alberta and southern Alberta, central Saskatche wan and southern Saskatchewan, and also in Manitoba, will increase the price of lands in these three provinces from $3 to $5 per acre and the man who was fortunate enough to secure lands at from sl2 to S2O per acre will have reason for gratification that he exercised sufficient forethought to in vest, while the man who was fortu nate enough to secure a homestead of 160 acres free will also have a greater reason to feel pleased. Notwithstanding the great addition to the acreage this year over last and the large crop that will be ready for harvest there is no reason to become alarmed that the harvest will not be reaped successfully. There will be a great demand for these low rates dur ing the next couple of months; be sure to make your application to any of the agents above mentioned that ! may be in your territory at as early | a date as possible. Harvesting will j commence about the 25th of July and j continue for five or six weeks, w’hen threshing will begin and there will br plenty of work until November. Mamma's Angel Gets Busy. Fond Mother—And has mamma’s an gel been a peacemaker today? Mam ma’s Angel—Yes, ma. Tommy Tuff was a-lickin’ William Whimpers, an’ when I told ’im to stop he wouldn't, an’ I jumped in an’ licked the stuffin' out o’ both of ’em. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Signatimfor In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria If a young man hasn’t the cheek to kiss a pretty widow she may be will ing to furnish it. Girl chums are almost as thick as a fat man. OTTUMWA WOMAN JURED By Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound Ottumwa, lowa.—“For years I was almost a constant sufferer from female S trouble in all its dreadful forms; shooting pains all over my body, sick headache, spinal weakness, dizziness, depression,and everything that was horrid. I trie I many doctors in different parts of the United States, but Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegeta ble Compound has done more for me than all the doctors. I feel it my duty to tell you these facts. My heart is full of gratitude to you for my cure.”—Mrs. Harriet E. Wampler, 624 S. Ransom Street, Ottumwa, lowa. Consider Tliis Advice. No woman should submit to a surgi cal operation, which may mean death, until the has given Ljdia’ E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound a fair trial. This famous medicine, made only from roots and herbs, has for thirty ?ears proved to be the most valuable onic and invigorator of the female organism. Women residing in almost every city and town in the United States bear willing testimony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound. s Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass., Invites all sick women io write her for advice. Her advice is free, confidential, and always helpfnL Thompson’s Ejo Watoi John Henry Gets A Setback By GEORGE V. HOBART Dinner was nearly over at Uncle Peter’s villa in Ruraldene when sud denly the doorbell rang violently aud two minutes later the servant an nounced that Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius McGowan were in the parlor. I knew! They were really Skinski and Dodo, engaged by us to go on the road with their sketch, and I had once introduced them as Bunch's relatives. Bunch was getting hack! First I decided to faint; then 1 changed my inind and tried to figure out wnich w'ould be the most cruelly effective way of killing Bunch Jeffer son. Uncle Peter reseated the unexpected arrival of these strangers, because he w r anted to sit around and have the home folks tell him how sick he was. “I’d like to know what Bunch Jef ferson means by sending his relatives over to us on a Sunday evening,’’ ray wife’s uncle snapped. “Why doesn’t he worry old Bill Grey with them, eh? It’s bad enough for me to have to sneeze my head off before my own people, but I’ll be dod bimmed if I’m going to sit around the parlor and play solos on my bronchial tubes for the edification of strangers—no, sir!” Uncle Peter sniffled off to his apart ments, and Peaches said she’d try to entertain tbe visitors. I concluded to help her some. Skinski arose from the sofa and greeted us with his most elaborate bow. Ma’moselle Dodo didn’t Society very much. She sat in the middle of the room and sang soft lullabys to a hold-over. “Mr. Jefferson, my nephew,” Skin ski was saying, “insisted that w r e should hit the suburban trail and lo cate your shack. Here’s a note from nephew Bunch for you.” Skinski handed me the note with a face as solemn as a monkey-wrench, and I read it: City, Sunday P. M. Dear John.—l send herewith the two rosebuds Asa favor tc your ’d pal please treat my beloved relati s with every consideration and make a iuss over them. You know you told them in the restaurant to come and see you. They want to make good and will stay a week if you insist. With kindest regards, BUNCH. P. S.—Don’t drag Aunt Flora into any literary discussions—she might hand you something. Her favorite author is Pom eroy Sec., the chap who writes all those frothy books. B. “I wish you could have seen our place in the day-time,” Peaches was saying to Skinski when I mished reading Bunch’s get-back. “ e think it’s delightful out P ! you have much trouble in finding tin place?” “Naw, lady fair,” Skinski replied; “no trouble at all. Nephew Bunch came as far as the front door with us.” “What!” exclaimed the astonished Peaches. “Yes,” Skinski concluded; “he even KINSKI MlXm “Pretty Hot Line of Goods, Eh?” saved us the hardship of ringing the bell. Oh! he’s a thoughtful relative, Bunch is." Clara. J. looked at me, I looked at Skinski, he looked at Dodo, and she looked at the piano and said thought fully, “You betcher sweet!” “The idea of Bunch coming to our front door and then rushing off again without seeing anybody,” gasped Peaches, “what does it mean?” “Alice lives only half a mile away and possibly Bunch was running be hind his schedule,” I suggested. Just then Aunt Martha and Uncle Peter came ir the parlor, and present ly I grabbed a chance to say a few words to Skinski on the side: “If my family circle ever gets wise that you and the Queen of Laughter over there are excess baggage it’ll be to the cabbage patch for mine,” I whispered. “I’m on,” Skinski whispered back. “Never a break from yours mysteri ously, believe me. We wouldn't have come out at all if your partner hadn’t insisted. He was so Lot to have us butt in here and hand your heart a flutter that I just couldn't resist his pleading voice. It’s a catchy jest, all right, and it’s making me laugh. The way you two ducks josh each other is pitiful, hut your secret is safe with me, Manager. I won't make no bad breaks, and Dodo w on't ever open her talk-trap. She never talks off the stage. On the stage, say! she has the most elegant line of language that ever left the pipes. Leave it all to me. Manager, and I’ll see that the Mc- Gowan family makes an awful hit with your fireside companions.” And Skinski kept his word. He skilfully led Uncle Peter around to a discussion of sleight-of-hand, and NOT ALTOGETHER A DEFEAT Bride Had Made One She Intended to Live Up To. A clergyman tells the following story: He was marrying a young couple. All went well until he reached that part of the service where the bride has to pay, “I will love, honor and obey.” The first part of the sentence she would say all right, but on reac ting two mimites later the Wonder Work er was dragging the coal shovel and the vinegar cruet out of the mayor’s inside pockets, to the intense mysti fication and delight of the old gentle man. Uncle Peter was wearing a small diamond pin in his cravat and quite by accident the setting became loose and the stone dropped to the floor. The old gentleman became very much concerned about it and we all started to look for it. “Wait a minute!” said Skinski; “the spark fell in your left-hand vest pocket.” Uncle Peter looked at him blankly. “Impossible, why there’s nothing there but this box of quinine pills for my cold.” “Open it,” said Skinski, and Uncle Peter did so. “How many of those do you usually take In a day?” asked Skinski. “Four,” replied the puzzled old gentleman. “Drop four of them in your left hand,” ordered Skinski. Uncle Peter’s right hand trembled a bit, with the result that five of the quinines fell into his left hand. “If you counted money the way you count pills you’d quit loser,” chuckled Skinski. “Put four of those dizzy wizzys back in the box.” The old gentleman did so. “Now take your penknife and open the pill you didn’t put back," com manded Skinski. Uncle Peter obeyed instructions, and he nearly choked with astonish ment when his diamond came to view. It was a neat hit cH work and Skin ski became a solid success with Uncle Peter. “Did I understand you to say, Mr. McGowan, that you arr a commission merchant in Springfield, Ohio?" the mayor asked Skinski when the ap plause had subsided. “I’m a used to was,” Skinski cor rected. “There was a time when I commished for fair, but the bogie man caught me and I lose all I had. Since then I’ve been trying to sell a gold mine I own out in the Blue Hills.” I tried to sidetrack Skinski and lead him away from the smoking room, but Uncle Peter insisted upon hearing more about those dreamland gold mines. “I’ve got the documents and every thing to prove that my claim is all the goods,” Skinski rattled on. “All it needs is the capital to work it and it’s a bonanza, sure-—isn’t it, Dodey—l mean Flo!” “You betcher sweet!” she an swered, whereupon Peaches and Aunt Martha had a fit of coughing which lasted three minutes. Then Uncle Peter coaxed Skinski off in a corner and there they hob nobbed for fifteen minutes while my wife and her aunt and I tried to get cheerful and cL. ,tv with “Aunt Flo,” but we only si.cceosed in dragging from her four reluctant “You betcher sweets!” Presently Uncle Peter and Skinski shook hands about something, and five minutes later Bunch’s “relatives” took their dpoarture to the accompani ment of much internal applause on my part. “Mr. McGowan is a very accom plished gentleman,” Uncle Peter de cided: “but handicapped by a most depressing wife; most depressing. The Blue Hills, eh! the Blue Hills! Now, I wonder—” Then he began to whistle softly and went into the dining-room. Monday morning, bright and early, I met Bunch, and we buried the hatchet. “I hope my beloved relatives didn’t disgrace me while sojourning in your midst,” he chuckled. “Not at all,” I answered airily. “Why, Uncle Cornelius was the hit of the season with Uncle Peter, though, of course. Aunt Flora didn’t make good with that ’You betcher sweet!’ monologue of hers. How could she? Even at that sLe stan.ls better with me than some conversational queens I know who get so busy with the gab they make me dizzy.” About noon Bunch and I ducked for N°w Rochelle to do a bit of advance work for cur show. Nobody knew us In the town, so we posel as Cameron & Connolly, own ers of the Great Hall of Illusions, and managers of the world wonaer and Magic king, Signor Beppo Petro skinski, and Ma'mosells Dodo, the Oriental queen of mystery. Pretty hot line of goods, eh? the word “obey” she refused to say it, but made some kiud of noise ; ery like 1L The clergyman again repeated it, but she still refused to pronounce the word distinctly. The parson now became rather vexed about this and informed the young lady that lllcss she said It cor rectly this time he would refuse to marry them. The bride, rather crestfallen, again repeated the words, but on coming to the fatal word she again hesitated, bat We handed out the salve thing tu all the paper lads and they were for us good and plenty. After our publicity department bad been in operation for about four hours we began to see the neighbors sit up and notice us, and w'e figured on about a SI,OOO opening. “The show will cost us about SBO a day.” Bunch financed, with a stran gle hold on a big green lead pencil. “Let’s see! expenses say SSOO a week at the outside. Now, let’s strike a low average and say we play to SBOO a night; that’s $4,800 a week, and two matinees at, say S2OO, that’s $5,000 on the week, eh, Jean! That gives us a clean profit of $1,500 apiece for the three of us—oh, aces! ’ “It looks good to me, Bunch,” I agreed, and then we weDt out and or dered some more three-uheets and a flock of snipe. We spent the whole day in New Rochelle, and I reached home tired, but enthusiastic. “John,” said Clara J. when we were alone after dinner, “Uncle Peter says if you will let him have $6,000 by Thursday or Friday he rlli Ut vest it where the returns will be enor mous!” “Sure,” I answered, and I could feel my ears getting pale; “I’ll hand It Uncle Peter and Skinski Shock Hand 9 About Something. over to him Thursday or Friday—if you think it’s best not to invest it in that new house.” “Oh! I really do!” she hurried back. “You know Uncle Peter is so careful and so clever with his invest ments. He told me in strictest confi dence only this morning that he would more than double your money in six months. Isn’t that perfectly splen did!” “Is that the wonderful secret you threatened me with?” I asked mourn fully. “Oh, no!” she replied; “I can’t tell you that till Wednesday evening—I promised not to.” I guess I didn’t sleep very well that night, for I had dreams of Uncle Peter chasing me with a club all over a the ater and making me hop every seat in the orchestra, while Ma’moiselle Dodo sat perched on the balcony rail and screamed, “You betcher sweet!” (Copyright, G. W. Dillingham Cos.) Crime Brought to Light. An extraordinary crime was brought to light recently in an accidental man ner at Zaborze, in Silesia. Sweeps were engaged in cleaning the large old-fashioned chimneys at the house of the landowner, Czekalla, when In the chimney of one of the bedrooms they met with an obstruction. After considerable difficulty the men suc ceeded in extricating a black object, which proved to be the remains of a human leg. Realizing that they had stumbled upon traces of a crime, the sweeps summoned the police and a thorough examination of the chimney was then made, and the remains oi what was evidently the body of a young girl were brought out, black ened and hardened by the effects ot the smoke. Doctors declare that the corpse, which is believed to be that ot a girl aged eighteen, who disappeared about a year ago, must have been in the chimney many months. The po lice are now following every possible clue in the hope of arresting the per petrators of the ghastly murder, for that the gill was murdered before her body was placed in the chimney the expert examination leaves little doubt Catch 100-Year-Oid Turtle. Four hundred years ago, according to estimates, Indians, with their crude fishing devices, might have tried to catch a large turtle that appeared at times in the Chesapeake bay; but it eluded generation after generation ol red men, white men, sailors and oys ter fishers until a few days ago, when it was finally captured and sent to a fish merchant in Homestead. It will make soup for 100 persons or more. The turtle, weighing 317 pjunds and measuring nearly five feet in diam eter across Its shell, was captured in the Choptank river, near Choptank, Md., and created a sensation In that town. According to the owner, there are 17,000 barnacles on its shell —. Pittsburg Post. Not Born to Be Crowned. The plan of a nineteen-year-old girl to commit suicide was frustrated In a remarkable manner the other day. She flung herself into the sea (near Calais, France), but her act was wit nessed by a number of boatmen, who at once put off to her rescue.- But the tide swept her right out to sea, and the men had to turn back. They rushed into the town and gave in formation to the authorities. A steamboat then put off to look for her, and three miles out to sea they found her. She had fainted, but her dress had formed a sort of parachute around her and kept her above water. She was taken to shore, and soon e coverea, being little worse of her and; a gereus experience. Unique. “Why do you applaud the lady mon ologist with such fer or?” • 5y dear fellow, she isn’t wearing o haiom skirt.” •'ventually pronounced it distinctly. At they were on the way to the ves tiy she -nispered to the minister, ‘“.Yell, I shan’t shine hi* shoes.” Very Like. Tommy—What is a retaining fee, pa? “A retaining fee, my son, is the money people pay to us lawyers be fore we can do any work. ’ “O, I see! It’s like Uiose slot gas meters. The people ha4p to pay theii money before they get |ny gasi” PROGRESS of the WORLD HOW SUCCESS IS WON Sound Advice From Man Who Retires at Early Age With Fortune. POOR BOY IN BEST POSITION Hunger as a Spur and No Meal Tastes as Good as One That Comes After Hard Day’s Work—Bird Shot Don’t Get the Big Game. The maxims of a man who retires at the age of fifty to enjoy a fortune ample for his needs are well worth considering by all youthful aspirants for liko success. They are as follows: An employer generally makes the pay envelope fit the boy. Wage and work balance on the scales every where. The greatest shortage here, there, everywhere, is in men of brains, en ergy and judgment who are workers. Brains without energy are like a hobbled horse; energy without judg ment requires the second man to di rect the first. There has never been a time so es sentially rich In opportunity. The UL'ted States is moving in a thousand direci.'ons where a step had not been taken thirty years ago. A poor boy is in the best position. Hunger Is a spur. No meal ever tastes so good as the one that comes after a hard day’s work. It may be comfortable to be born wealthy, but It doesn’t insure one’s status or success in business. It doesn’t do to be satisfied with small things. Big game is never brought down with bird shot. One must not tie his ambition to a pest, else its limit will be a small circle. When a man has made a competen cy he should retire. The great trouble with most men is that they try to get a little more than they have —when they really don’t need it. Atmore L. Baggott of New York city, who has attained such success in conducting his own affairs, is well qualified to give advice to young me". He was born to the ordinal walks of hfe, grew up an ordinary boy and is, therefore, a type of the many rather than the few. He says: “Somewhere in the country there may be a boy who will find a lesson in my most unspectacular beginning. A guardian had my small affairs in hand, for botu my parents were dead before I was ten years old. When I was sixteen he told me I was to go to work for an Insurance company. The true value of. my services at that time can best be understod by the amount of my wages. I got not a penny, and I earned it. Generally speaking boys have an exaggerated idea of their importance in the world. It was true in my case. I could not see then as I can now, that until such time as I began to learn the ropes the value of my service was properly recognized by a cipher. Each week added something to my store of in formation until, with an accumulated knowledge of 14 weeks, it seemed as if I had embraced much of + he total of fire insurance wisdom. Then I got my first envelope. It contained six dollars. No sum of money ever looked so large to me as that. It no doubt was proper pay for me at that time, just as nothing had represented my true value before that. “The lesson in this is that an em ployer generally makes the pay en velope fit the boy or man. A boy’s first thought should be as to what he has to offer his employer, not what the employer may offer him. Wage and work are made to balance on scales everywhere and the more work there is on one side the quicker is it made apparent that a money readjust ment is necessary.” New Way of Testing Metals. Experiments made in Budapest have shown that the spark rays made by the incandescent particles thrown off from iron and steel when put upon an emery wheel afford a means of test ing the composition of the metals. Carbon steels, manganese steel, and steels containing tungsten and nickel, each give a characteristic spark, of different form and colors, which are easily distinguishable. The form of the spark picture changes with the quantity of carbon. Ever so slight a difference as 0.01 per cent, of carbon, it is said, can be detected in this man ner. Pointed branching lines denote carbon steel; tool steel shows the ap pearance of “blossom” on the branch es; tungsten steel gives red streaked rays and shining points, with little balls thrown out of the formation; and an explosion appearance In the arti culation denotes the precence of molybdenum, vanadium or titanium. Driven by an electric motor, an ln genius machine has been invented to paste paper labels on bottles, no mat ter what their shape. Hours of Labor Two hundred Troy laundresses ap peared before the New York senate's committee on labor In opposition to the bill limiting the working hours of women to 5- per week. They asserted that by working 60 hours per week in busy times they could make up the loss resulting from short work in the dull season, snd they claimed that they were entitled by the constitution to liberty of contract. Something very like this was heard from railroad trainmen when congress bad under consideration the law, now in force, limiting th i number of con secutive hours they might be em ployed. But private rights must yield to public policy. It was held that con siderations of public safety required that trainmen be restrained from over taxing their powers of endurance; a sleepy engineer might run by a dan ger signal, or an overtired telegrapher might neglect to signal a train, with disastrous consequences. La the case of women the United SOME THINGS THE BUSY WORKER IS DOING FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CIVILIZATION TRY CLEAN SLATE HABIT Is Bure Cure for Many Kinds of Un happiness Breeders Among Girls. Ars you one of the girls who are given to moping, to looking fearfully into the future, or to lamenting the past? There is no surer cure for these unhappiness breeders than to cultivate the clean slate habit. What is It? Live a day at a time. Start each morning with a fresh record to be mude. This must not be muddled with the blurs of yesterday nor the possible blots of tomorrow. The girl who gets the clean slate habit, realizing the value of living but a day at a time, determines to make that day as bright and helpful as she can. She seeks to write upon it only pleasant things. If the disagreeabl* ones must go down she looks forward to the morrow when they can be rubbed out, though perhaps they must be rewritten. The girl with the clean slate habit does not force early prlnkles by dread of the morrow. She takes all the fun of the present until it becomes a habit; such a strong habit that even the worries as they come fall to blur the slate. Try It just for one day. Begin this morning to rub out of your recollec tion the rhings you failed to do and the things you may fall in doing. De termine, until you go to bed tonight, to live for the next thing as well and as cheerfully as you can. If a day spent is not entirely as you would spend It, at least the average of happiness is higher than if you passed the hours in vain regrets and vainer forebodings until no strength Is left for sane Uvng. DISCARD THE OLD IDEAS Even in Simple Occupation of Shovlir.g Science Proves an Important Factor. EASY THING TO PROVE IT For First-Class Shoveler There Is Giv en Shovel Load at Which He Will Do His Biggest Day’s Work —One Sscret of the Science. In his second article which recent ly appeared in the American Maga zine. Mr. Frederick W. Taylor shows graphically how scientific manage ment displaces the old, crude rule-of thumb methods, even In such simple occupations as shoveling. He writes: “Although the reader may be con vinced that there is a certain science back of th handling of pig iron, still it is more than likely that he is still skeptical as to the existence of a sci ence of doing other kinds of la boring. “For example, the average man would question whether there Is much of any science in the work of shovel ing. Yet there is but little doubt, if any intelligent reader of this paper were to set out deliberately to find what may be called the foundation of the science of shoveling, that with perhaps fifteen or twenty hours of thought and analysis he would be al most sure to have arrived at the es sence of this science. On the other hand, so completely are the rule-of-thumb ideas still dominant that the writer has never met a single shovel con tractor to whom it had ever even oc curred that there was such a thing as a science of shoveling. “For the first-class shoveler there is a given shovel load at which he will dc his biggest day’s work. What is this shovel load? Will a first-class man do more work per day with a shovel load of five pounds, ten pounds, fifteen pounds, twenty pounds, twenty five, thirty or forty pounds? Now, this is a question which can be answered only through carefully made experi ments. By first selecting two or three first-class shovelers, paying them extra wages for doing trustwor thy work, and then gradually varying the shovel load and having all the con ditions accompanying the work care fully observed for several weeks at a time by men who are used to experi menting, it was found that a first-class man would do his biggest day’s work with a shovel load of about twenty one pounds. For instance, that this man would shovel a Irrger tonnage per day with a twenty-one-pound load than with ar. eighteen-pound load of his shovel. It is, of course, evident that no shoveler can always take a load of exactly twent. -one pounds on his shovel, but nevertheless, although his load may vary three or four pounds one way or the other, either below or above the tweity one pounds. States Supreme court decided that thought of th • welfare of the race jus tified the legislatures in protecting the mothers of future generations of citi zens from themselves as well ai from rapacleus employers by forbidding them to injure their health by over work. Boys and Work. It is the verdict of many close cl> servers that our boys do not work hard enough. This does not mean necessarily that they are lazy, but rather that they have not acquired what may be called the habit of work. In this respect the city boy is at a disadvantage, for there is nothing to equal the farm chores as a means of developing habits of hard work. Of course there are city boys who do chores and are encouraged by their parents to form habi .s of industry; but for the most pa ,1, especially in the so-called well-to do classes, the boy’s chief aim in life is the pursuit ARE ADVISED TO PAINT BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN MORE OF NATURE'S BEAUTY. Should Get Out Into the Fields and Try to Put Down What They See. In a practical talk on landscape painting for boys and girls, in the Woman’s Home Companion, the au thor says: “If you wish to discover the real beauty of the out of doors, learn to paint Even though you do not yet draw very well, you may still attempt to work In ccior and may learn draw ing and pu Ming In the same picture. If you car. get the shapes of objects fairly well, and can set them down In thM;- relative proportions, that will do for a beginning. “You may use water colors, pastels or oils. Oils are by far the best. The great pictures of the world have been done in oils. It Is the best medium for students to use, because it re quires large and direct handling: faults are more readily seen, and, if you can use oils well, you can paint in other mediums without much trou ble. “If you can study with a good land scape teacher, by all means do so. If that is not possible, there is still much that you can do by yourself, for nature Is the great teacher, and every one who wants to paint well goes constantly to nature. Go out Into the fields and look and look, and then, with the best skill you have, put down what you see. Every time you look and study you will paint better for it, and every tiire you paint, trying care fully to reproduce on your canvas the shapes and colors of nature, you will see more and better.” the shoveler will do his biggest day's work when his average for the day is about twenty-one pounds.” HE WAS SORE ON HIS JOB Dissatisfied Bookkeeper Tries to Find Better One—Experience Points a Moral. The main character of this narra tive was dissatisfied with his job. This being a phenomenon so univer sal in its manifestations as to pre clude any possibility of misunder standing, there is no particular neces sity for stating why he was dissatis fied with it; perhaps it was pay, per haps duties, likely egotism. At any rate be concluded that the simplest manner to find a better one was to ad vertise In the classified columns of the Scream and proceeded to do so. As he was of the age which has not yet learned to hide its light under a bushel in such a manner as to make every one realize that it is hidden there, the advertisement read some thing like this: “General office man 25 years old; efficient bookkeeper; would like po sition at more money. Nothing under $l5O considered. Answei E 48." He received an answei the next morning advising him to call a little before noon at the Bilke Pickle com pany. The letter added that they had nothing at the moment, but expected to have a position as assistant head bookkeeper in a couple of weeks. Well, as the position which the young man happened to be holding at the moment was that of assistant bead bookkeeper for the Bilke Pickle company the matter dropped about there. It might be further noted, though, that he was at work a litae earlier the next morning and worked a little later that night. Moral? How would “O wad some powei the gifte gie us,” etcetera do? Cement Gun. We are familiar with the rivettlng gun, and the hydraulic gun. Now we have the cement gun. This is not a new weapon for the navy, but a ma chine for squirting concrete mor tar in stucco form upon a surface of any kind. The apparatus consists of a compressor, with gasoline engine and two tanks, mounted on an auto mobile truck. One tank carries the dry mixture of cement and sand, and the other contains the water, and both are under pressure. A noval feature is that the dry cement mixture and the water are pumped separately to within an inch of the nozzle. At this point they are mixed, and so thor oughly that a perfect combination is discharged upon any surface, rapidly building up a very solid concrete structure. ‘lew Idea in Saddle. A saddle that a r?s>w Jersey man has patented includes a leather flap to cover the buckles that frequently wear out a rider’s clothing. cf pleasure, with useful work and study tolerated by him as unimportant side issues. It is a great pity that so many things, which used to be look ed upon as the proper work of the boy, are now taught to be beneath his dignity, and are performed by serv ants or left undone. Again, the de velopment of flat-life, the janitor sys tem, and kindred metropolitan “im provements,” have all helped In the emancipation of the boy from useful labor. The result is that most of our boys lack that habit of Industry which makes it easy to work, whether It be at manual labor or in the culture of the mind. —William T. Miller In th# Atlantic. A Fright, “Yes," said Miss Knox, “I saw her in that new spring gown of hers and she really behaved as If she was hap PF” “Well?" queried Miss Ascum. “Well, it’s remarkable how happy j some people can be no matter fco j they look.” —Catholic Standard and Times. 1 Hood’s Sarsaparilla Acts directly and peculioxlv on the blood; purifies, enriches and revitalizes it, and in this way builds up the whole sys tem. Take it. Get it today. In usual liquid form or in chocolate coated tablets called Sarsatabs. The Prairie Du Chien Sanitarium Training School offers a two year course in practical nursing, hydro phary, massage, electrophary and surgery, end will consider six more applications fortlie course. Ap plicants must have a common school education and high school graduates would be preferred. Kor particulars write, MISS CATHUINK CAKH LL Superintendent of Nurses, Prairie du Chieu VU. ■*' I H | WIIVA WatnonK.Coleman,Wash- P H I I* M I Vlngton.D.C. Hooksfrcc. Hijh- I M I anil I w eat references. Heat results. RUDE AWAKENING FOR ELIZA Too Late She Discovered That Vis itor Was Not the Object of Her Adoration. The gentle Eliza was sitting drearily hi the darkened room, waiting miser ably for a visitor, whom she feared would never come. To tell the truth, Eliza and William had quarreled bit terly the night before. But what is that? A ring, a step, a masculine voice. She waited not, but threw herself into the visitor’s arms. “Oh, my darling:” she sobbed, with her head upon his bosom. “I am so glad you have called. I did so long to make up and do my best to pay you for bringing light into my life Let us settle peacefully once more with each other.” “Well, miss,” said a strange voice, "I’m willin’, I’m sure. But my in structions is that if you don’t I’m to cut off the gas!” And It was only then that Eliza found out she had mistaken a com mon gas person for her William.— London Tit-Bits. TRAINED NURSE SPEAKS. Has Found Doan's Kidney Pills In valuable. Mrs. Emeline Green, nurse, Osage, lowa, says: “I have nursed many cases of terrible kidney disorders and have found Doan’s Kidney Pills the tbest remedy for such troubles. In confine ment when It is so necessary to have the kidneys in good condition. D o a n’s Kidney Pills are in a class alone. They are splendid also for backache, dizziness, bloating, retention and other kidney and bladder troubles.” Remember the name —Doan’s. For sale by druggists and general storekeepers everywhere. Price 50c. Foster-Milburn Cos., Buffalo. N. Y. Old Map of South America. Claude Vautin, an English mining engineer, who has been prospecting in Peru, returned the other day on tbe steamship Zacapa. Besides looking after mining property, he has been collecting interesting antiquities of the country. One of the most interesting things he brings back with him is a map of South America made by the Jesuits in 1592. It gives an outline of the land as far north as Cuba and is apparent ly accurate. Its purpose is evidently plain, for every missionary station in the country at that time is indicated on the map, and the line of travel necessary to reach them is marked out. This map was obtained by Mr. Vautin at Puno, Peru. Another interesting collection he brought back is . ht, death masks of the Incas. These were hammered out of metal and placed over the faces of the dead. Three of these obtained by Mr. Vautin are of sheet gold. Too Dangerous. In the days at Tuskegee, Booker T. Vwshington found that he would have ®o use an old chicken house for a schoolroom. “Uncle,” he said to an old colored man, “I want you to come down at nine o’clock tomorrow morning and help me clean out a henhouse." “Law now, Mr. Washington,” the old man expostulated, “you-all don’t want to begin cleanin' out no hen house roun' yere in de day time.’’ — Success Magazine. It’s the land of the free —for spins ters and bachelors. Lagging Behind. “Why are you loitering around here?” demanded the policeman. “You seem to have no object in view.” “I’m out walking with my wife, of ficer. She’s about 30 yards behind iu a hobble skirt.” Pandemonium. “Nature knew what she was doing when she deprived fishes of a voice." “How do you make that out?” “What if a fish had to cackle over every egg it laid?” * A SPOON SHAKER. Straight From Coffeedom. Coffee can marshall a good squadron of enemies and soino very hard ones to overcome. A lady in Florida writes: “I have always been very fond of good coffee, and for years drank it at least three times a day. At last, how ever, I found that it was injuring me. “I became bilious, subject to fre quent and violent headaches, and so very nervous, that I could not lift a spoon to my mouth without spilling a part of Its contents. "My heart got ‘rickety’ and beat so fast and so hard that I could scarcely breathe, while my skin go< thick and dingy, with yellow blotches on my face, caused by the condition of my liver and blood. "I made up my mind that all these afflictions came from the coffee, and I determined to experiment and sae. “So I quit coffee and got a pi ckage of Postum which furnished m> hot morning beverage. After a little time I was rewarded by a complete restora tion of my health in every respect. “I do not suffer from biliousness any more, my headaches have disappeared, my nerves are as steady as could be desired, my heart beats regularly and my complexion has cleared up beauti- fully—the blotches have been wiped out and it is such a pleasure to be well again.” Name given by Postum Go., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the little book, "The Road to Wellville,” in pkgs. “There’s a reason.” Er*r rrnd the above letter? Anew one appear! from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full of bwau Interest.