TO SICK WOMEN
Thousands Have Been Helped
By Common Sense
Women Buffering from any firm of
female ills are invited to communicate
promptly with the
IDf correspondence de-
S L~ \ r partment of the Ly
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V In) Mass. Your letter
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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
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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
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SMALL FILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
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Choked Him Off.
Young Percy Prunes had persistent
ly paid his attentions to the beautitul
girl in the next street From her
point of view they wer-' about as wel
come as rent collectors are on set
Once he chanced to get her alone
with himself at a Christmas party.
They sat down together.
“I—l th<nk I—er—er—l will ap
proach your father tonight Could
you advise as to how I should com
"I consider, sir, that you had bet
ter suggest before commencing that
he should bear in mind the penalties
resulting from violent assault, but
chery, manslaughter and damages to
person. Papa is so impulsive, you
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His Fiancee —Tell me, count, why
do you always kiss my hand?
The Count —Are you not left-hand
His Fiancee —Yes.
The Count —Then that If ze hand
with which you sign ze checks, is it
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Housework Is a Burden
It's hard enough to keep house if in
perfect health, but a woman who is
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beck has a heave burden
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SAVING THAT COUNTS
LITTLE ECONOMY HINTS WORTH
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
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
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
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
Here is a practical and handy little
needle book that is simple to make
and of a very convenient size. It is
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
NEEDS CARE IN DECORATION
Dining Room la One of the Most Im
portant in the House, and Re
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
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
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
”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.
‘‘Did your playmate enjoy her vis
it?” said a mother to her small daugh
ter, who bad just bidden adieu to a
“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.”—
Teacher —If there were four flies
on a table and 1 killed one. how many
would be left?
Bright Little Boy—One; the dead
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
The Chinese pupil reciting his la*-
son turns his back on the tutor.
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
“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
Are you a good fighter? Here is a
chance for you. Fight these things in
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
His Other Home.
Schoolteacher —What little boy can
tell me where is the home of the
Bobby—l ken, please
Bobby—The home of the swallow is
in the stummick. —Golden Rule.
A gentleman once asked a boy
where he was born.
’ln Texas, sir,” said the boy.
“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
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
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RETORT MUST HAVE STUNG
Effective Rebuke If Recipient Had Not
a Hide as Thick as a
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
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
The professor, with a polite bow to
his vis-e-vis. responded gravely.
“Sometimes only the width of a ta
All EARLY SPRING
Great Prosperity Ahead for
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
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
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
“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
“How old do you think 1 am?” she
once askrsl me with a simpering
smile, that caused my blood to run
I hesitated and then said !
"Flatterer.” she replied, tapping me j
with her fan. "1 am twenty-five.”
Knicker —Laugh and the world
laughs with you.
Bocfcer—Weep, and you weep a
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 ”
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
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
I “I aspire to be aM. R. S„" she re
“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
Salzer’s Creations in Seed Com put
I Wisconsin on the Corn Map with its as
| tonishing yields!
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For 10c in Postage
We gladly mail our Catalog
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Or Send 12c
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Carrot, Cucumber, Lettuce,
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Or send to John A. Salzer
Seed Cos., Box 716, La
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sod receive both above collec
tions and their big catalog.
“Naval warfare In our neighborhood
is getting to be exceedingly danger
“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
A Saving Period.
“It is a good thing that baseball was
not among the old Roman sports.”
“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.
“How do they feed the horses in all
“Oh, they always have a bit to j
spare to put in the horse’s mouth.”
“He is a self-made man, is he not?”
“Yes, exoent for the alteration made
by his wife and her mother.”
YOUR OWN DRUGGIST WILL TFI.f. YOU
Try Marine Eye Reuiedy for Ked. Weak Watery
Ktps and Granulated Eyelids: No Smarting— ,
tost Kye comfort. Write for Book of the Etc
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He was a very devil among women j
“Plutonic love,” his friends ex
The Cough is wht hurts, but the tickle ic
to blame. Dpan’s Mentholated Cou?h Drops
| stop the tickle—sc at good Druggists.
A gravity railroad will take visitors ,
around the Panama exposition.
Carefully selected for Purity and Germination
“COURT BRAND” Seeds give Satisfaction.
QUALITY shoald tie your first consideration.
The cost of “COURT BRAND” per acre is
very little more than you would pay for ordinary
grades. Your dealer can supply you with
RED CLOVER, ALSIKE, ALFALPA
TIMOTHY AND SEED CORN
Courteen Seed Company, Milwaukee
Infloeoie p.ak eye. distemper. end pH rnw end tferopldlsesees cored,
pod ail otiwr„ Do metier tx-w •hpumh!.” kept from fcarrjtj *ny of tbeee
D.tetM* w,:b SPOHN's LJOCID DJSTI.MFk.K Cl RK. Tfaree to .*
a *em often core e ein. One To-rent bottle to do o. thing
lot bee-4 merer A rte on ’be blood. Me- end (1 e bottle, ti andll n e
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CbtmliM bad Bacterloloputp, (—mu, fca<*.., 1,1.1.
TOMMY’S AMBITION IN LIFE
Not a very High One, but Extremely
Complimentary to His School
Many of the teachers attending 8
recent teachers’ convention at Port
land, Me., had good stories to tell.
One young and rather pretty teacher
from Lbucoln county told the follow
“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 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,
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.
He made a monkey of himself.
"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
.Low Round Trip Fares
, * da
; G/ril Norihu-ii S, •
V/ y'fy - \ ..J *
Nh>lH*rn Entrance to
Yellowstone National Park
Wtmf'uv fix’- !"* irU (Vpv
_*‘ f , alurr’ in?! i. yu# and iilr.i
V . hin,; v.,! 1 1 !<<!s v.u All' i
A. M CLELAND, General PssvrnVrr Afi-nt
Northern Pacific Rv., St. Fjju.. M„m.
JLI.-aL rUL/vt* Wheat and Com Land For Hal*—Wa
nonn UaKOia hav** itiOacrraandsJUacreHfarmland
for sale, price ffe) nd 126 per acre, on easy terms;
located on the New Rockford-Montana line of the
Gt. Northern and cast o( Wilton on Northern
Pacific. BLSMAKCK KMALTY CO.. Blhmarek. N U
pnn CA( p 9*o cash: 40 acre* unimproved,
I vl\ on main road near Necdah.WU.,
suitable for chickens or track farming Money re
funded if dlbsatiaflod. 11. C. Kinney, Uockfurd, Minn.
Ford Automobile Free to Agent*
Farmers who can spare a few boors daily selling
Wilbur s Animal Inrlgora'or and Farm Kemediet.
can get a free automobile from Tho Germ-I-
Klll Manufacturing; to., 141 Grand Ar.,
Milwaukee. Write for particulars.
Railway mail clerks, letter carriers,
Post Offlco Clerk*. Postmaster*, etc , appointed
daily. Bxaminutions oftaa. Bft ar
np-to-date course. Thousands sncccMfnl. For full
lit formation w rite at v nee to FRANK PI BO AN DM,
Publisher, 470 Jefferson Btreet, MIL WALK Ktf, WIH.
'Broadway, Milwaukee. Wholesale
■ia? ■ . Trimmed Hats a Specialty.
W. N. U., MILWAUKEE, NO. 13-1915.'
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