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AWFUL GRAVEL ATTACKS
Cured by Doan's Kidney Pills After Years of Suffering. F. A. Rlppy, Depot Are., Gallatin, Venn., says: "Fifteen years ago kid* ney disease attacked me. The pain in my back was so agoniz ing I finally had to give up work. Then came terrible attacks of gravel with acute pain and passages of blood. In all I passed 25 stones, some as large as a bean. Nine years of this ran me down to a state of continual weakness, and I thought I never would be better un til I began using Doan's Kidney Pills. The improvement was rapid, and Since using four boxes I am cured and have never had any return of the trouble." Sold by all dealers. 50 'cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Swell. "Hello, Jimmy, where'd yuh get th' false face?" "Aw, go on, 'tain't a false face—it's tnumps." His Deficiency. A certain Chicago merchant died, Heaving to his only son the conduct of an extensive business, and great doubt was expressed in some quar ters whether the young man possess ed the ability to carry out the father's policies. "Well," said one kindly disposed friend, "for my part, I think Harry is ' very bright and capable. I'm sure he will succeed." "Perhaps you're right," said another friend. "Henry is undoubtedly a clever fellow; but take it from me, old man, he hasn't got the head to fill his father's shoes." TO REFOREST MAINE. A plan for the reforestation of the State of Maine has been submitted to the governor by B. C. Jordon of Al fred. Mr. Jordon offers to give the state $1,000 on condition that once in eighteen years five prizes shall be .awarded for the five best lots of young forest growth. These lots are to consist of not less than ten acres, accurately surveyed and plotted, the majority of the trees to be not less than ten nor more than thirty feet high, and not less than ten nor more than thirty years old when the prizes are awarded. The varieties of trees to be grown are specified and cover a long list from white pine to elm. Mr. Jordon believes that the incen tlve afforded by such prizes would do much to bring about better forestry conditions. Maine has many thou sands of acres of waste land, now al most worthless, but naturally well adapted to timber growth, and which by a small expense for care and for est cultivation could be made easily worth in fifty years $100 an acre. In this way the state. Instead of be ing of the poorest in the Union might be made one of the richest. Fifty years is a large part of one person's life, but a very small part of the life of a state. Mr. Jordon himself set out from ten to fifteen thousand trees last summer, and states that he hopes to Bet out many thousands every year as long as he lives. DIDN'T KNOW Coffee Was the Cause. Many daily habits, particularly of eating and drinking, are formed by fol lowing our elders. In this way ill health is often fas tened upon children. A Ga. lady says: "I had been allowed to drink coffee ever since I could remember, but even as a child I had a weak stomach, which frequently refused to retain food. "The taste of coffee was in my mouth all the time and was, as I found out later, the cause of the stomach re belling against food. "I now sea that it was only from fol lowing the example of my elders that I formed and continued the miserable habit of drinking coffee. My digestion remained poor, nerves unstrung, fre quent headache, and yet I did not sus pect the true cause. "Another trouble was a bad, muddy .complexion for which I spent time and money for creams, massaging, etc., without any results. "After I was married I was asked to try Postum, and would you believe it, I, an old coffee toper, took to Postum from the very first. We made it right —according to directions on the pkg., end it had a most delicate flavor, and I tit once quit coffee, with the happiest results. "I now have a perfectly clear, smooth flcin, fine digestion and haven't had a headache in over two years." "There's a Reason." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read, "The Road to Well. viU Q ." in pkgs. rnul the above letter? A new one srnienr .1 from time to time. They »•-<• lue, true, and full of human Intercut. THE LITTLE TIN BOX By JAMES FRANCIS DWYER (Copyright, by 'Shortstory Pub. Co.) Morgan, foreman of the Hudson Gerard Construction Company, swing ing on a narrow plank 400 feet above the sidewalk, whistled a lively tune as he glanced around at the unclothed ribs of the giant sky-scraper he was throwing heavenwards. Far below, human ants looked up through the clear air at the gaunt skeleton, their white, upturned faces, round and fea tureless, reminding the foreman of full-blown flowers on bulky stalks. The watchers attracted Morgan. Sit ting down on the plank, with legs dangling In space, he stared into the stone-walled caiiyon up and down which the human current flowed un ceasing. The peculiar, weird expec tancy which seemed to chain the lit tle groups watching the aerial work ers interested him. He had never looked at the crowds before, but some absurd analytical kink had just mani fested itself in his mind, and he grat ified it. He tried to understand the fascination which held men motion less hour after hour until their aching necks rebelled at the torture. Un consciously, a hate of the crowd well ed up within the foreman. He felt that they were waiting for something to happen. The foreman started to reason quietly to himself. "There's no fas cination in seeing men work," he mur mured, "so it's the fascination of see ing men in danger. Increase the dan ger, and you increase the spine-tickles that keep those loafers peeping up wards. Where does it end? I hon estly believe that a percentage of those dough-faced galoots stand for hours on the chance of seeing one of us do a toboggan slide through the ether. That's all they're waiting for, hang 'em." In some peculiar manner the ex pressed conclusion pulled into his conscious mind the image of Johnson, who was known on the job as "Ger ard's Pet." Morgan sat wondering a moment, then laughed queerly. From the pocket of his jacket he took a small tin box about two inches square and sniffed at its contents. "If Johnson has been chewing this stuff long I guess he'll give those sun gapers a sensation one of these days," f —3 Again He Stared Down Into the Tre mendous Abyss. he muttered. "Old Gerard's Pet, eh? Nerves on the blink! Carries his little box of nerve dope around with him! The foxy Johnson! What does he want up in the clouds?" Again he stared down into the tre mendous abyss as if he expected an answer to his question to drift up with the faint, ghastly sounds of the heavy traffic. He noticed that the little groups were increasing, and he looked lor a reason. There was nothing un usual happening, Presently Morgan laughed uneasily. "Hang 'em," he cried, "I believe they're watching me. They are, sure. I'm in it! 'Gerard's Pet' watching me o:i top and the crowd watching me be low ! " He shook his fist at the spectators, stood up on the plank and climbed cautiously along it. "Watching me," he muttered, "the buzzards! They're hungry for a tragedy. If they watch Johnson— Johnson minus his little, tin box_ they might get a run. At any rate I'm going to watch him now. He must have lost that at lunch time, and if he's been chewing it regular I guess the loss of it will begin to upset his grit before the day is out." Crawling carefully along the nar row bridge, he climbed into the cob web of steel beams arnj looked back a. the crowd from a position of com parative safety. "The dough-faced loafers," he mur mured, "it's funny I never thought till to-day what kept 'em watching and watching." Wondering how he overlooked this powerful incentive to the morbid mind, he stepped cautiously along the brink of shadowy abysses that lay between the tremendous girders, and as he walked he muttered continually: " 'Gerard's Pet', eh? Put up to watch me, and has to chew a morsel of opi um to keep his nerve up. Guess he's craving a pick-me-up now." At- the southern end of the gigantic frame, which towered, black and ugly, over the surrounding buildings, he stopped and peered around. Johnson was standing upon a great triangle ol steel, directing half a dozen men who were climbing along the iron threads where the wind, after lulling them with occasional moments of calm, attacked them with fierce, strong gusts in their moments of unpreparedness. Morgan stepped out on the triangle and stood near "The Pet," but John son gave no indication that he was aw'are of his presence. The foreman's animus was ill-conceled and the other was a hyper-sensitive person. The hammers clanged ceaselessly and the skeleton thrilled under the blows.. Johnson was a slight, nervous man, with shifty eyes. Morgan's contemp tuous silence irritated him. Johnson moistened his lips and stammered vio lently as he moved the men along. "The Pet's" left hand strayed upwards but when it had reached his pocket it was suddenly jerked back to his side. Three times the hand tried to forage in the pocket, and three times it was jerked away. Johnson's mind was cer tain that the tin box was lost, but Johnson's nerves, tautened by the presence of the silent foreman, urged the twitching fingers to continue the search. Presently Morgan laughed and John son looked at him inquiringly. "I was just thinking of those Infer nal watchers down there on the side walk," explained the foreman. "I never knew till to-day what keeps 'em there." "And what does keep them there?' asked Johnson. "Why, they're waiting to see one of us flop," replied the discoverer, "just hanging 'round thinking one of us will lose his nerve and take a header." Johnson wrinkled his face into a sickly smile and again moistened his dry lips. Morgan had timed his visit well. "I don't think that is the reason," he stammered, "they're interested in the work." The foreman laughed contemptu ously. "I know 'em," he cried, "I've been studying them to-day." Again the foraging hand crept up ward, and again it was jerked swiftly back. Its owner made an attempt tc change the subject. "Farley sent down a note about that iron," he spluttered, "he wants you—" "Look," interrupted Morgan, "just look how they're lining up down there. What for, I would like to know? There's nothing particular doing— what are they staring at?" Johnson didn't look. He stared out across the bay. "Not there," snapped the foreman. "Right beneath you, man. Down un der your feet. They're cursed ghouls." "The Pst" moved back a few inches from the extreme apex of the triangle. He turned his face to Morgan and the gray eyes of the student of crowds noted his livid cheeks. "Move along," muttered Johnson, "I'm going in." Morgan didn't move. "Crowd un nerve you?" he sneered. "No," snapped "the Pet." "What's up, then?" "Nothing." "I thought your nerves were going back on you," grinned the foreman. Johnson s left hand was foraging blindly in his jacket pocket. "You think too much," he stam mered. "Move a little." "Just oblige me by going 'round the other way," murmured Morgan. "I've got my eye on a batch of hungry buz zards down there and I don't want to lose sight of them." Johnson turned towards the apex and moved a few paces cautiously. i k;:cw a man." remarked the fore man, critically eyem-, the other, "whose nerves went on the blink at this game. He took to drugs."' "Yes," muttered Johnson, half turn ing to look at the speaker. "Yes," repeated Morgan, "he took to opium, or some stuff like it, and the crowd got a sensation one day. He forgot his box or lost it or some thing—" "The Pet" wheeled swiftly. "You hound," he snarled. "You—yon took it." The foreman grinned. "Don't upset yourself," he murmured, "Your nerves are rocky, sure." "Give it up," shrieked Johnson. "Give it up!" Morgan took the little tin box from his pocket and tossed it towards the other. They were but a few feet apart but at that moment a sudden gust of wind whirled up and the box was swept to the left of the narrow bridge. Johnson tried to keep his arm at his side, but the effort was beyond him. It leapt out after the bit of tin, which flashed in the sunlight, and losing his balance, he sprawled forward along the girder. Morgan tried to backstep quickly, but Johnson's right arm swung like a band of iron around his ankles and, locked together, they fol lowed the little tin box. No Rest for the Weary. Mrs. Coopah—"^h se e youah Lillie ain't lookin' very pert t'night, yet she bin dancin' ev'ry dance." Mrs. Hooley—"Ah know; it don't signify nothin' if she's dancin' every dance. Lillie's got one o' dem new hip-hipless corsets on an' she Just can't sit down."—Puck. MILTON DAIRY CO., ST. PAUL, MINN., Are heavy cream buyers. Get their prices. A woman never seems more beauti I ful in the eyes of a man than when he sees her passing out of his life. „ Those Tired. Aching Feet of Yours w*?? 4 't' n ?. fcooUBase. 25c at your Drugglstt. Write A. 8. Olmsted. Le Hoy, N. Y„ for sample. * And many a man attributes his fail ure to his inability to start at the top. DR. J. H. RINDLAUB, (Specialist), Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, Fargo, N. D. Beauty may he only skin deep, but ft has more value than most other kinds of coverings. HIDES TANNED FOR ROBES & COATS. - Taubert Tannery. Minneapolis, Minn'. The demand lor gas Is steadil^ In creasing in Tokyo. WE Bl'Y CREAM GET OUR TRICE Miller & Holmes, St. Paul, Minn. We feci sorry for soma people be : ause of the ancestors they inherited. All Who Would Enjoy good health, with its blessings, must, un derstand, quite clearly, that it involves the question of right living with all the term implies. With proper knowledge of what is best, each hour of recreation, of enjoy ment, of contemplation and of effort may be made to contribute to living aright. 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