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TO SICK WOMEN Thousands Have Been Helped By Common Sense Suggestions. Women Buffering from any firm of female ills are invited to communicate promptly with the woman's private IDf correspondence de- S L~ \ r partment of the Ly - 11 I ] di* E- Pinkham Med- Y. I) * cine Cos., Lynn, V In) Mass. Your letter wUI °p ene^read and answered by a woman and held in ■trict confidence. A woman can freely talk of her private illness to a woman ; thus has been established a confidential correspondence which has extended over many years and which has never been broken. Never have they published a testimonial or used a letter without the written consent of the writer,and never has the Company allowed these confi dential letters to get out of their pos session, as the hundreds of thousands of them in their files will attest. Out of the vast vcfiume of experience which they have to draw from, it is more than possible that they possess the very knowledge needed in your case. Noth ing is asked in return except your good will, and their advice has helped thou sands. Surely any woman, rich or poor, should be glad to take advantage of this generous offer of assistance. Address Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Cos., (con fidential) Lynn, Mass. Every woman ought to have Lydia E. Pinkham’s HO-page Text Book. It is not a book for general distribution, as it is too expensive. It is free and only obtainable by mail. Write for it today. Constipation Vanishes Forever Prompt Relief—Permanent Cure CARTER’S LITTLE LIVER PILLS never £ fail. Purely vegeta- ble act surely AvS&jnP* ntrn'c but gently on I the liver. WITTLE Stop after lIVER dinner dis- [ PILLS, tress—cure \\ MBidl indigestion, —* improve the complexion, brighten the eyea SMALL FILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE. Genuine must bear Signature A SWITCH u^ de YOUR OWN HAIR Mall na four combings. We will make them Into a. beautiful switch uranj other style. If neexsaarr wi‘' •ddnewbair. 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Especially when preceded by little touches of Cuticura Ointment to red, rough, itching and pimply surfaces. Nothing better for the skin, scalp, hair and hands than these super creamy emollients. Why not look your best as to your hair and skin? Sample each free by mall with Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. XY, Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv. Easily Explained. His Fiancee —Tell me, count, why do you always kiss my hand? The Count —Are you not left-hand ed? His Fiancee —Yes. The Count —Then that If ze hand with which you sign ze checks, is it not?—Puck. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottlo of CASTORiA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. Children for Fletcher’s Castoria Time and the Woman. Stella—Do you believe in long en gagements? Bella—Well, they are better tbaD long marriages. Man's character can sometimes be determined by noticing what depart ment in the newspaper he reads first The man who yields always finds the receptacle of the blackmailer a bottomless pit Housework Is a Burden It's hard enough to keep house if in perfect health, but a woman who is weak, tired and suffering from an aching beck has a heave burden An? woman in this condition has good cause to suspect kidnev trouble, especial ly if the kidoev action seems disordered. Doan's Kidney Pills have cured thou sands of suffering women It s the best recommended special kidney remedy. A Wisconsin Case Mrs. Jane Smith. mrvTJU* 6 Olay St., Me at**” <l9KjrSy nasha, Wis.. says: 1 a “The pains in my aback and limbs *V.J aiaV 1 were so bad I tv a pjcould hardly get t around. My back Jw was weak. My fe**t A and ankles were JjnSvk, yijf ! i swollen and I lost * ' Ys £ c5 'U forty-five pounds in 9,4 VI g weight Doctors' n rj f medicine brought \a f) 3 no relief and on a (\ friend's advice I used Doan's Kidney Pills. They saved my life. I have been well and strong since.” CUt Dawn's at Any Star*. 50c a Bo* DOAN'S WAV FOSTER-KULBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y. SAVING THAT COUNTS LITTLE ECONOMY HINTS WORTH HEEDING. Dress Aprons Always Useful Addition to the Housewife’s Wardrobe— Treatment of Shoes That Are Spotted by Water. Dress aprons are useful additions to the wardrobe of the woman who does her own housework, remarks the New York Times. These are seen at their best when color..'* linens are used. The tans, green, blue, old red and brown look well with a narrow band of contrasting color or tiny piping of plain white llDen bordering neck and armholes. The same careful woman protects her hair from dust while busy about the home by wearing a dainty cap made of white mull and lace over a wire frame. This frame is turban shape, and is economical inasmuch as the wire frame protects'the coif fure from disarrangement For the housewife who thinks in advance this Is the time to purchase really excellent half silk hose at the surprisingly low figure of 35 cents a pair. These vere shown at one of the large downtown stores in black, tan and many of the newer shades. An inventive young woman recently purchased a dozen pairs of these hose —which were plain. She then em broidered on them small delicate de signs of polka dots, tiny rosebuds, and even a pattern of tiny clover blos soms done in French knots with silk of the same shade as the stock ings. If gloves or shoes of any color but black have become spotted by water and are allowed to dry there is no hope for them. They are irreparably ruined. But if, while they are still damp, they are kept on hands or feet and rubbed with a damp cloth, the spots will disappear. Then brush briskly with a dry soft woolen cloth. A young business woman manages a dainty conception in collars and cuffs over her blue serge office frock by a novel use of narrow hemstitched or embroidered edge handkerchiefs. Two handkerchiefs made a set. One is folded comerwise and cut in half. These pieces, with the cut edge hemmed, are the cuffs. The second handkerchief is also cut in half and one half hollowed out to fit the neck. The remaining half is again cut in two parts and foiled over the bodice in the form of revers. These sets are inexpensive and give an attractive touch to the office dress. DISTINCTIVE VALUE OF BLACK Makes Most Effective Foil Ever De vised for the More Bril liant Colors. The decorative value of black as a foil for brilliant colors, which finds its peculiarly modern expression in wide hems and bands, was no doubt sug gested to the couturieres by the mag nificent imperial coats of the Chinese, to wh'ch special attention was attract ed after the looting of Pekin in 1900 Cn many of these brilliant garments the gorgeous colors and the gold de signs are, as it were, framed by broad bands of black, and there is no doubt that the shining dragons and radiant blossoms gain a hundredfold by con trast with this sable setting. It is striking to notice hot. one slight but very definite note of color intro duced on a black or dark blue toilet can give it just all the distinction in the world. It may be supplied by the long ostrich feather of flaming red or Florentine green which adorns a hat, or a splash of vivid orange against a background of dark blue or perhaps simply a large pink malmaison tucked into a waist belt. DESIGNED TO HOLD NEEDLES Practical and Handy Li’tle Book That Can Be Made in Materials of Many Colors. Here is a practical and handy little needle book that is simple to make and of a very convenient size. It is rin | j I v J J?EEDLE3 j- carried out in cream-colored satin or art linen and lined with soft white silk, and measures when closed, 5 by 3Va inches. NEEDS CARE IN DECORATION Dining Room la One of the Most Im portant in the House, and Re quires Thought. In dining rooms there are certain general rule* to be observed in their decoration. In even the most unas suming house the dignity of this room should be preserved. At the same time we should be careful in de signing an elaborate and expensive one not to have it overawing in the magnificence of its decorations or se vere in Us elegance. It should be so designed as to promote to the utter most the feeling of geniality and good cheer, and the decoration can actually go tar toward furthering this most de sirable result. The colonial dining room is apt to be cold in its effect, and 1 have often corrected this fault by a discreet use of potted plants, inside window boxes, etc. Tbe Dutch dining room some times has an excess of platters, and 1 have seen a French room that was wearisome in its tapestries, gildings EVENING GOWN agfmggm ii ...,, |a *** r * >vr ,y'/ , v •./*• t• ** > ffl%jSt~|R Model by Wingrove, Paris, Shows the Apron Tunic of White Taffeta, With Tight Skirt of Draped Taffeta. A Band of the Taf'eta Takes the Place of the Sleeve. IDEA FOR CHILDREN’S PARTY May Be Help to Worried Mothers at a Loss to Know How to Enter tain Guests. A charming children’s party given last year at a little town on Lake Champlain displayed souvenirs that the hostess had herself made. This little lady, who was scarcely twelve years old, was gifted with her pencil and had made on various occasions a profile drawing of each little friend These on the important day were shown cut out in black paper and mounted on white cardboard after the manner of silhouettes. The delight of the little guests can be imagined, for everybody wants a picture of herself' It is always gracious, when it can be afforded, to give some little trifles at a child’s party, for small hearts always expect gifts. But as the true spirit of giving is self-denial, the little mistress of the day should contribute some of her pocket money toward them, or else be showm that the work of her own hands provides a far more Elegant gift than anything which can be bought. Richly Billowing Breadths. The manufacturers appear to have decided that as women will not be tempted during war time by fantasy or elaboration, their plain gowns shall be of sumptuously dignified fabrics. One sees billowy breadths of satin in the deep, satisfying blues of a pre- Raphaelite picture, silky gabardines of fancy brown, and deep, dull mul berry and plum shades. It is cut out in one piece measuring 514 inches by 10 inches, lined, and that portion which forms the pocket, folded over and sewn down at the sides, and it is also seamed across the center at the point where it fold3 to gether. It is fitted with a number of leaves of flannel cut into tiny points at the edges. Across the front of the case the word “Needles” is worked in bold letters with colored silk and ribbon strings of a color to match are provid ed to secure the book when closed. The upper sketch shows the case open and clearly illustrates the way in which the interior is arranged, and a packet of needles is seen placed partly in the pocket. The lower sketch shows the case closed and secured with the ribbon strings.. For possible sale at a bazaar i: would be a good plan to make tb?se little books all of different colors. Cape Clasps. There are some decidedly tempuhg cape clasps for sale, things the jew elers have provided in response to the fashion for capes. They are now used chiefly for evening, a time whei the cape or capelike clonk is much used Sometimes the clasp consists of a sin gle big stone, dangling by a chain fi-om a small, dull metal clamp. Some times the clasp is much like the old fashioned belt buckle, of chased metal, enamel, or metal set with stones. New Mesh Bags. New and quaint are the German sil ver mesh bags with their little round tops that clasp and gathered meshes which suggest the bags our grand mothers carried. and rococo effects. The corrective for all of these failings, it goes without saying, is good taste. —Kate Greenleaf Locke, in the Kansas City Star Scarfs Match Hangings. The scarfs for the furniture of jour mom may be made to match the hang ings by cutting out single raottri -*f cretonne and applying tnem to scarf ends. Place them on the mate rial in an attractive way and baste. They can either be sewed with an over-and-over stitch around the edge or buttonholed in place. If, however, yeu wish a quicker method, machine stitch close to the edge around xX e entire motif. White Belts. One of the white serge suits ade for southern wear shows an unusual belt It is of dull white leather, about two inches wide, perhaps narrower. It is fastened in front by means of a leather covered buckle, and on the left side, a few inches from the buckle, is a little pocket, just about the w;dth of the belt. It clasps shut with a sna. fastener. arm CURB •KWh, iiuncotljtx ANNETTE AND FERDINAND. A long time ago, in a doll house, there lived a little lady doll, whose name was Annette. She had brown hair, which she wore high upon her head, with a band of blue ribbon around it, and there were three curls at the back. She also wore blue ear rings, which were in style in those days. The house she lived in was four stories high, and the little gir! to whom it belonged had to stand on a stool to reach the top story. On the ground floor was the kitchen, the room above w r as the dining room, above that was the sitting room, auu the top room was the sleeping room. This was in the days before the modern doll house was invented, and while it was well furnished for those days they did not have electric lights, or stairs, for it was made from a drawer that was very long and w r ide. It stood on an end, and had shelves fitted in it for floors. Now Annette’s little mother decided that it waj not well for Annette to live alone, and one morning she went to a store and bought the manliest doll Bhe could find, and brought it home, and although the doll’s hair was light and parted in the middle, the little girl’s aunt, who was an artist, painted it black, and added the most wonder ful mustache, so that the storekeeper himself would never have recognized the light-haired doll he sold to the little girl. Ferdinand, for that was the name they gave him, was provided with a black dress suit and a dressing gown, and then he was introduced to An nette, who blushed and shook her curls, and tried to appear very indif ferent. But her heart beat very fast, and it was a case of love at first sight with both of them. The next day they were married. Annette wore a white tarlatan dress, with tiny white flowers in her hair, which held her long veil in place. She carried a bouquet of white flowers. The bridegroom looked very sedate in his new suit, although he must have been nervous, for he dropped the ring, which was a band of gold paper, and had to be assisted in putting it upon his bride’s finger. But at last they were married and went to ride in the park on their honeymoon trip An nette wore a blue velvet turban and a blue cloth dress, and Ferdinand’s coat was fastened together aud covered his white vest. I am sorry to say that he did not wear a hat, for there was not one to be found that looked at all manly. All went well with them for a while. Ferdinand built the fire in the morn ing, auu did not find fault with An nettes cooking, although sometimes the fried eggs looked very much like white buttons and the bacon like brown paper and the coffee was very watery. But one morning Ferdinand did not get up to build the fire, and Annette said that she would not build it if she stayed in bed all day. When An nette’s mother came she found both of them in bed. She took Ferdinand firmly by the shoulder, and placed him in the kitchen and soon a fire was built ard the breakfast ready. But the little mother decided that Dinah, the servant doll must be had at once, for Ferdinand declared the coffee was water and the biscuits like wooden button molds. The next morning Ferdinand and Annette did not get up until the ris ing bell rang. Ferdinand sat at the table, reading his paper, when An nette appeared. She wore a blue silk wrapper, fastened at the neck and waist with blue bows, and from the waist dowm could be seen the ruifies of a lace petticoat. ‘‘You are looking very charming, my dear,” said Ferdinand, and Annette smiled very sweetly. Dinah came in with two little plates, and on each was half a grape, on a very small leaf. Then she served a most wonderful omelet which looked very much like a daisy. ”Dat am a daisy omelet. Mas’ Fer’- nan,” she said, "an' it sure am good.” The biscuits looked very much like those Annette had served, but Ferdi nand did not find fault, and everything went smoothly for a while. Then one night Annette sat up all night and waited for Ferdinand, and he did not come home, and in the morning when Annette’s mother came she found her sitting in her chair, looking very sad. ‘‘Why, where is Ferdinand?” she asked, and then she ran to a corner in the room that Annette sould not see, from her home, and there sat poor Ferdinand, looking as sad as Annette. The little girl had taken him to his business office in the morning and for gotten all about him. She quickly re stored him to Annette, who forgave him, as a good and loving wife should, when he explained to her that busi ness was so rushing they had to work all night. And as there were no tele phones in those days, she accepted hi.; excuse. So you see all little girli should be careful to attend to ther dolls, because they might break up a bappy family by neglecting them. Tone Color. ‘‘Did your playmate enjoy her vis it?” said a mother to her small daugh ter, who bad just bidden adieu to a little friend. “Why, yes, mother, 1 think she did," replied the child “1 called her ‘my dear' very often, in that dressy tone jou use when you have company.”— Youth's Companion. Answered. Teacher —If there were four flies on a table and 1 killed one. how many would be left? Bright Little Boy—One; the dead one! Sum of Its Years. “The whole is no greater than the sum of its parts.” Life la only the sum of its years. All your successes, your achievements, your growth in character, your helpfulness to others, must be accomplished in these years which come and go so quickly that the new year has become the old al most before ye have familiarized our selves with its title. —Girls' Compan ion The Chinese pupil reciting his la*- son turns his back on the tutor. WAUSAU PILOT TOO TAME FOR YOUNGSTERS Former British Golf Champion Says Game Has Few Attraction* for the Average Youth. Harold Hy Hilton, the former British champion, in an editorial in the golfing magazine of which he is the editor, expresses the opinion that golf is a game that possesses few at tractions for the average boy. Hilton believes that the boy who plays golf receives much benefit therefrom, but he thinks that most boys prefer more active sports in which their youthful enthusiasm can find n rptural outlet. In view of the boom which the junior tournament idea is passing through on this side of the Atlantic just now the great British golfer’s idea is particularly interesting He says in part: “Youth demands a vigorous outlet for the natural fund of animal spirits which is present in nearly e- ery boy of tender years, and it can hardly be said that the game of golf supplies a sufficient outlet for the vigorous en thusiasm of vouth. It has few of the characteristics which appeal to the true, natural boy, and notwithstand ing the outcry against the ad'isabil ity of allowing schoolboys .o play the game, we cannot believe that it will ever become supremely popular with the youth of the country unless some subtle change is taking place in the characteristics of the boyhood of Great Britain. “But notwithstanding the absence of discipline, tfcat it is an excellent training foundation for the young, un matured mind, we are thoroughly convinced, as : teaches the boy to act for himself, and it teaches him control and self-discipline, and the latter is the very soul and core of all forms of discipline.” bOBSLED IS NOT EXPENSIVE Vehicle fo- Winter Sport of Simple Construction, Using Barrel Staves for Runners. Any boy who can drive a nail * and bore a hole can have a bobsled on short notice, writes H. J. Blacklidge of San Rafael, Cal, in Popular Me chanics. The materials necessary are four good, solid barrel staves; four blocks of wood, 4 Inches long 4 inches wide and 2 inches thick; two pieces, 12 inches long, 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick; one piece. 12 inches long, 2 inches wide and 1% Inches thick; and a good board, 4 feet long. 12 inches wide and 1 inch thick The crosspieces and knees are made with the blocks and the 1-inch pieces, 12 inches long, as shown; to which the staves are nailed for run- An Inexpensive Bobsled. ners One of these pieces with the runners is fastened to one end of the board, the other is attached with a bolt in the center. The 1% bj 2-inch piece, 12 inches long, is fastened across the top of the board at the front end. A rope fastened tc the knees of the front runners provides a means of steering the sled. The sled can be quickly made, and it will serve the purpose well when an expensive one cannot be had. EXCELLENT WAY OF READING Do Not Hope to Get at Author’s Mean ing Without Getting at Intention of His Words. “When >ou come to a good book, you must ask yourself: ‘Am 1 in clined to work as an Australian miner would? Are my pickaxes and shovels in good order, and am 1 in good trim myself, my sleeves *vell up to the elbow, and my breath good, and my tempei? And, keeping the figure a little longer, even at cost of tiresome ness, for it is a thoroughly useful one. the metal you are in cearch of being the author’s mind and meaning, his words are as the rock which you have to crush and smelt in order to get at it. And your pickaxes are your own care, wit and learning; your smelting fur nace is your own thoughtful soul. Do not hope to get at any good author’s meaning without those tools and that fire; often you will need sharpest, finest chiseling, and patientest fusing, before you can gather one grain of the metal.” —John Ruskin. in “Sesame and Lilies.” Now Fight! Are you a good fighter? Here is a chance for you. Fight these things in yourself: Anger, fear, worry, hate, revenge, greed, grief, the blues cad every thought that makes you weak. You can feel that such thoughts take away your strength if you stop to think. You have no health or strength £o throw away. You need both to do what you wish to get done in this world. Such enemies come upon us when we are tired or not feeling well and try to get us into a habit &t keeping them about us. Clear them out. Drive them away! Let in only the pure thoughts which give us strength and health.—Selected. His Other Home. Schoolteacher —What little boy can tell me where is the home of the swa'-low ? Bobby—l ken, please Teacher—Well, Bobby. Bobby—The home of the swallow is in the stummick. —Golden Rule. Not Piecemeal. A gentleman once asked a boy where he was born. ’ln Texas, sir,” said the boy. “What part?” “Why. all of me!” was the reply. Willie Knows a Few Things. Paw —Willie, would you rather be a preacher or a lawyer? Willie—l'd rather be a lawyer. Paw— Wby, my son? Willie —Because a preache’ only gets five dollars for marrying yon and a lawyer gets *SOO for divorcing you. By No Mear.n The wife generally knows when the old man needs a haircut, but that is no sign that she should be Intrusted with the job. MEN’S *2.50 *3 *3.50 *4.00 *4.50 *5 *5.50 SHKS I the llioea hr* made, I WOMEN'S *2.00 *2.50 *3.00 *3.50 & *4.00 SHOES UJ 1$ ££,?£££ BOt S *1.75 *2 *2.50 *3.00 MISSES’ *2.00 & *2.50 t.al & YOU CAN SAVE MONEY BY SSrILSSSiS WEARING W. L. DOUGLAS SHOES iViK/k \f. L. Donrlu .hoe. re made of the best dome.tic and Imported sfc? ■ ■ m leathers on the latest models, carefully constructed oy the most f*m~YW. L. Douglas expert last and pattern makers In this country. No other make Wt 7 .waSSt shoes are soid of e<|ual prices, can compete with W. 1,. l>ouglas shoes for style, fri XvVMtwCTBI through 80 workmanship and quality. As comfortable, easy walking JF ■ 1 y ■hoes they are unsurpassed. 1 y?' vWOrffiMgßhA' .'■ ■ ■ gvyjjQT^it Tlie *3.00, *3.50 and 34.00 shoes wi'l give as rood serrice as other makes costing 94.00 to *5.00. The 54.50.55.00and JKjfak- Aff BMl!il'ihiffiffiV ■ WL. 95.60 shoes compare favorably with A—a—■—■y v lt iiT l V*'/' other makes costing *6.00 to 88.00. /whtrtver you live ‘iknt * •':ij^SSr wner* t here are many men and women wear ling W. I..Douglas *Ut' ip-luflrfjwV V aIW. ■ jSSft slioes. Consult them and they will tell I you that W. X., WL WCT, \''■vjULWzpgwWk Douglas shoes cannot be excelled lor I the price. | ''^sßafttS^As^ PAilTlfMUl When buytnc W.L I Douglss shoe*. T*** 'M V/MV I lUll ■ loot for bis NAM 111 AND PRICE stamped on the bottom. Shoes thus slumped ste siwiits worth the price pak l for them. For ;i.> years W L- Doti.lat has JUeit’ve.rg. W /AAM . M . -xa. 'n* A Nvll!*l' 3 guaranteed tbelr value and protected the wearer acatnst haib vi ¥•%T y" MtfsT - twSJSSN?i--‘lß®slJ x; ' it HKiliSiM mvKvn price. to.- Interior shoe* by having his NAME AND PRICE lpW&*#2t l sfgf ft!■■‘A 'Sh. ji ■ AB V fid ' ■■tk.'Wsi* ■tanned on tbs bottom before they leave the factory Do not Bly./ajaflfr y&Pztb e-rff '•■WOvjVtcvvg: -Nali: (■ AtV. itw lar Bl .itwati. cuM* be persuaded to take some other make claimed to be Just as lftragsgSXfr,4Ru!BSUH iWo’’^^viaiL/uSblaps.c s good. You sre paying your money and are entitled to the best, \ /TM Bitty, xk?\y V'SsSx’skT'!v vy y intffliffrTy"ffiiSiP if your dealer cannot supply you. write for Ulus- ‘ -aw trated Catalog showing how to order hy mail. BEWAKE OF W. I- Douglas, 210 Spark St.. Brockton. Mass. SUBSTI TUTES 'w?™ RETORT MUST HAVE STUNG Effective Rebuke If Recipient Had Not a Hide as Thick as a Hippopotamus. One may be excused for feeling a little joy when the man who goes out of his way to make a rude remark in order to display his wit receives a r i> buke that is as courteous as it if a* the same time effective. The retort given by a certain learned scientist must have been considerably more amusing to the onlookers than it was to the learned genetleman’s an tagonist. It happened at dinner that one of the guests began to deride philosophy, and, went on rudely to express the opinion that philosopher was but an other way of spelling fool. “What is your opinion, professor?” he asked. “Is there much distance be tween them?’" The professor, with a polite bow to his vis-e-vis. responded gravely. “Sometimes only the width of a ta ble.” INDICATIOWF All EARLY SPRING Great Prosperity Ahead for Western Canada. The most recent advices from all points in Western Canada report that conditions are apparent for an early spring. Farmers are going over the implements, getting their seeders ready for operation, the plows in shape for extended breaking, and there is a general optimism. A great many new settlers have already arrived, and the reports from Canadian Government agents in the United States point to the fact that in a few days there will begin the usual emigration from va rious of the Central and Western states. From the Eastern states the number of farmers going to Canada will be greater than in any past year. There has been a fairly large snow fall during the winter, which will greatly add to the precipitation of last fall, which in the opinion of old timers vas in itself sufficient to in sure a good crop during the present jear. There will be very little tilled land that will be without a crop this year. The authorities, though, are pleading with the farmers to seed only such land as has had careful preparation, for rich as is the soil of Western Canada, it is no more fitted to produce good crops uncultivated than is that of any other land anywhere else. There have been accounts of failures in some portions of the agricultural districts of Western Canada, and also reports of small yields in some districts. A good deal of this is accounted for from the fact that notwithstanding the advice of men of experience, there are farm ers who will persist in seeding land not properly prepared. This may be done this year, but those who cultivate on reasonable and logical methods will be certain of a paying crop. There is every reason to believe that the high prices of all kinds of grain will con tinue. With thousands and thousands of acres of land waiting for the husband man to bring it forth with a crop, it is no wonder that Western Canada is continuing to prove such an inviting field lor the agriculturist. Seventy million dollars is a con servative estimate of orders which came to Canada as the direct result of the war. Governments of the al lies have been placing large orders in Canada and buying huge quantities of supplies for cash. The total value of exports to Eu rope from Canada has jumped about 15 per cent since the war started, while in certain lines the increases have been enormous. Therefore the results of the demand of the allies for war and other material Is beginning to b© felt in the financial life of the Dominion. There is a marked activity in many commercial lines, and conditions are fast becoming normal. Western Canada is receiving a rela tive benefit to the East.—Advertise ment “Labby n as a Diplomat. In Mr. Thorold’s “Life of Henry Labouchere” this story is quoted: The grand duchess of Tuscany had a venerable maid of honor about seven ty years of age. She had piercing black eyes, and looked like an old postchaise, painted up, and with new lamps. “How old do you think 1 am?” she once askrsl me with a simpering smile, that caused my blood to run cold. I hesitated and then said ! “Twenty.” "Flatterer.” she replied, tapping me j with her fan. "1 am twenty-five.” One Dodge. Knicker —Laugh and the world laughs with you. Bocfcer—Weep, and you weep a loan. Wanted to Quit. New Recruit —Excuse me. sir. I'm rather “fed up” with this Job. 1 should like to give a week's notice ” London Opinion Tho*. who wait for dead men’s shoes are likely to acquire many stone bruises. —Albany Journal Gossip is the ammunition used in the guns of knockers A few short w eeks and the bouse- ] plea isg microbe will get busy again j Modest Hint. They were at tea near the college grounds, she quite pretty and engag ing despite the fact that she was in Teachers’ college, and he an earnest student of the law They had gone quite far along the pleasant road of romance. He inquired what degree she pursued. I “I aspire to be aM. R. S„" she re plied demurley. “I dare say it’s hard,” he answered, : bsent-mindedly. Hours afterward, under the green shaded light in his own room, it all came to him sud denly.—New York Evening Post. A POTATO ROMANCE “If I were a .armer boy, or a boy with out capital, and wanted an early compe tency, I'd start right out growing Pota toes,” said Henry Schroeder, the Potato king of the Red River Valiev, whose story in the John A. Salzer Seed Co.’s Catalogue reads stranger than a romance. That advice of Mr. Schroeder’s, the aelf made Potato king, comes from a warm heart, a level head, an active hand, and above all, a successful Potato grower! Do You Know, Mr. Farmer, there is more money in fire acres of Pota toes year in and year out than in anything you can grow on your farm, and the grow ing of Potatoes now. with present machin ery, etc., is easy. It’s regular Fourth of July fun! Salzer’s Creations in Seed Com put I Wisconsin on the Corn Map with its as | tonishing yields! j Headquarters for Oats, Barley, Clover*. For 10c in Postage We gladly mail our Catalog and sample package of Ten Fa mous Farm Seeds, including -tv Speltz, "The Cereal Wonder;” Rejuvenated White Bonanza tffaf- Oats, “The Prize Winner;” Bil lion Dollar Grnss; Teosinte, ' the Silo Filler, etc., etc. Or Send 12c And we will mail you our dSjjSSS'K* big Catalog and six generous packages of Early Cabbage, Yfijs?!.'!* Carrot, Cucumber, Lettuce, Radish, Onion—furnishing lots and lots of juicy delicious Vegetables during the early Spring and Summer. qA.UAf Or send to John A. Salzer Seed Cos., Box 716, La Crosse, Wis., twe ity cents sod receive both above collec tions and their big catalog. To Realistic. “Naval warfare In our neighborhood is getting to be exceedingly danger ous." “Did you say ‘naval warfare?’ ” "Yes. A youngster playing subma- I rine torpedoed a baby carriage-bnttle ship and spilled an infant out on the ; pavement." A Saving Period. “It is a good thing that baseball was not among the old Roman sports.” “Why not?” “Why, the audiences would always have insisted on killing the umpire.” Many Children are Sickly. | Mother Gray’s Sweet Powders for Children | Break up Colds In i!4 hoars, relieve Fevcrish- I ness, Headache, Stomach Troubles, Teething Disorders, move and regulate the bowels, and I Destroy Worms. They are so pleasant to take children likethem. Used by motlie. ifor26years. I At all druggists, 25c. Sample mailed FKEK. j Address, A. S. Olmsted, Le Hoy, N. Y. 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One young and rather pretty teacher from Lbucoln county told the follow ing: “It has been my custom to encour age discussion of subjects outside the lesson papers, and along this line I one day spoke of ambition. After I had set before the class the desir ability of having high aims 1 asked m/ pupils what each planned to be. One wanted to be a doctor, another president, another an aviator, auother an electric car motorman, another an engineer on a railroad, and so on around the class, until 1 reached Tommy. “Tommy is a bright, handsome youngster of seven years, and 1 was expecting him to want to be someone of great importance in tbt. w’orld. I was puzzled to find him plainly much embarrassed. He didn’t want to tell me his ambition, but finally asked if he might whisper it to me. Much in terested, I gave him permission, and he trudged up to my desk. Even there he hesitated. “‘Come, come, Tommy!' I said, somewhat impatiently. ‘Tell me what it Is you w’ant to be in life.’ “He raised himself on tiptoes and slipped one arm about my neck as he whispered, ‘Your—your husband!’” — The Sunday Magazine. Where It Went. Mr. Flatbush —That last lot of coal we got. it seems, has gone very fast, dear. Mrs. Flatbush—Well, don’t you re member you had to throw an unusual quantity at the cats during the last few weeks, John? in Society's Zoc. The returned hero was received with open arms. Society flocked to him in swarms and droves and mobs. They made a lion of him. And he? He made a monkey of himself. Comparatively Speaking. "Science is in its iu f ancy.“ “Still, it’s a pretty bright baby for its<age.”—Philadelphia Public Ledger. Buenos Aires province, Argentina, has 3,098,250 acres sown to wheat California’s Expositions .Low Round Trip Fares , * da NorthernjPacific. 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