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FOR A HOME GYMNASIUM.
Sest Use to Which Unused Room Can be Put. If there Is an unused room In the house one of the best uses to make o' .it is to turn it into a gymnasium. It Ik not at all a difficult matter to 111 up a gymnasium at home that will answer all the requirements for gen oral exercising and carry out the plan *jf a regular gymnasium very well. To begin with, there should he a rug on the floor. This need not be an expensive afTair. One of the ■cheaper sort will do. or a rug maim faet.iired from old carpet pieces. The lalter Is very thick and would he ex ccilont for the purpose. Very little apparatus Is necessary In a home gymnasium, as well select ed exorcises form Its main stock of usefulness. However, wall pulls, dumhclls and lightweight Indian clubs ought to he put in the room. The main idea of the home gym nasium is that it may he used by one |M>rsnn at a time perfectly independ ently. GOT THE WRONG BIRD. Irascible Diner Understood Why the Chicken Was Tough. The irascible gentleman had order ed a chicken. But when he got it he wasn't satisfied —some people never are. “Walter,” ho yelled, "bring a charge of dynamite ami a hatchet and an extra double steam power coke hammer. This chicken’s got to t>« carved, even if it is made of liar veyixed steel.” The waiter was desolate. “Very sorry, sir,” said he, “but that always, was a peculiar bird. It even objected to be killed, though we al alwnys do everything with the great est of kindness. But this bird, sir. actually flew away, and we had to shoot it, sir—yes. shoot it! It flew on to the top of a house, and —” “Say no more,” paid the Irascible customer. “I see it all now; you Bhot at it and brought down the weathercock by mistake. John, my friend, all is forgiven." A Resourceful Bride. Her first venture at rooking dinner fn her own homo had passed success fully anti they sat in silence at oppo site ends of the table wondering at the novelty of it all and gazing at each other. Honestly, honestly— croß.s your heart —did you like it. Fred?” ahe asked finally. “Never en joyed anything so much in my life,” he said, and swallowed a lump. “Every thing, everything—from soup to pudding?” “Every mouthful, from soup to pudding,” bo said, bravely. “Oh, I am so relieved, then," she -said, as a huge sigh escaped her. “You see, I forgot to order the syrup for the sauce for the pudding, and I !md to have soinctuir.g, so 1 took the r«mgh syiup, and I was so afraid you'd taste it."—New York Times. Ore for the Conductor. Here is a man for "Bub” Vreeland to take note of for promotion: The passenger, when approached for his fare, said: "I have paid it.” The con ductor remonstrated politely. "I beg your pardon, but you did not pay it to me." lie said, "and I am in charge of <Jiis car." The passenger replied, drawing himself well up: “Do I look like a man who would beat a street railroad out of 5 cents?” "No. sir. you do not, when I am the conductor. None of your sort has ever beaten me yet.” The 5 cents was promptly produced.—New York Press. “Robbery,” a New Magazine. A magazine has been started in Belgium to chronicle. tho doings of criminal world. It is called “Rob bery.” and will appear quarterly. It will contain accounts of famous thefts in dnys gone by side by side with descriptions of the most up to •lale methods employed by thieves. tHirglnrs, etc., though It is not to be. so far as known . an organ of the ■trade. Space will be also devoted to illustrating the various tools and in struments used by the craft on noc turnal excursions in town and coun try. A Colorado Paul Revere. Ixh) L. Loch, who styles himself *the Paul Revere or Colorado," is in Washington looking for a government position. He bases bis claim to con- Hidcration of tho fact that on Aug. 5 last, when a dam burst at Green Mountain Kails, Col., he rode at break neck speed to Manitou on a mustang Jo warn the people of that place of tho impending danger. He says he covered the distance—five miles—in seventeen and a half minutes. Poodle Saved the Doll. French poodles, for all their fop pishness. are cast in the heroic mold, at witpess the latest story from Paris. A firo was raging in the Rue Monsigny. and while the family shiv ered on the cobbles their poodle sprang through the naming door, raced up the smoldering staircase, and in a trice returned, with the -baby's doll in his jaws. Dogma. In a public school in Sandusky one *>f the teachers in the primary grade save the word “dogma" to her class as a basis for a sentence-building «Mcorelse. As the class looked puz y.led. the teacher repeated the word, putting the accent rather prominent ly on Ihe second syllabic, nut tho .term seemed beyond the mental grasp •of the children. None of them could produce anything. Time was called, and a wide-awake little girl snapped her fingers and read: “Our dog ma Mns threo little puppies. —Selected. ORIGIN OF NUN’S HEADDRESS. First Placed on Pretty Head by Gal lant French King. Very few persona, says a French paper, know the origin of the head dress which so many nuns wear, and which hides so much of their faces. It was formerly the custom for con vents to send nuns to the various cities and towns for the purpose of collecting alms, and as a.rule two nivs, one old and the other young, went to each place. They wore small caps, and were popularly known as “Swallows of I.ent.” On a certain Ash Wednesday two of them succeeded in obtaining admis sion to the king's palace in Paris, and though the monarch and his courtiers were at dinner, they did not hesitate to solicit alms from them. One of the nuns was very pretty, and the young nobles who were feasting cast such bold glances at her that she blushoti with shame, whereupon the king rose from the table, and, taking his nap kin, folded It in two and placed in on her head in such a manner that it concealed her blushes. Ever since that day. it is said, this kind of head dress has been worn by nuns. THE INVENTOR OF VALENTINES. New England Spinster Who First Cut Fancy Paper Heart 3. Miss Esther Howland of Worcester, Muss., invented the modern valentine in 1849. She never married, and died about ten years ago. She was a graduate of Mount Holyoke seminary, and her father had a small book store and bindery. Wishing to add a new feature of the business, she took stiff letter paper.scalloped and fringed the edges, cut heart-shaped holes In the corners, glued on colored pictures that came with raisins* tea, etc., put around the pictures borders of the lace paper that was used on the in side edges of fancy boxes, and hand painted a little verso on them. The valentines found a ready sale; busi ness men In Now York and elsewhere began to order them for the next year, and it soon appeared that Miss How land had developed a real business. • Experiments of No Value. Ail eggs have a purthenogenetlc tendency, which, as Boveri demon sjrated at the last meeting of the tier jfan Society of Naturalists and Phy mcians, disappears through degenera tion of the controsoma. All that Prof. Loeb of Chicago did was to show that this parthcnogenetic tendency could be stimulated In sea urchins by a nor mal salt solution. In certain infusoria the process of fecundation consists essentially in a subtle osmosis be tween the sexes. The experiments of Loeb did not create life, but simply stimulated bisexual generation at L’;o expense of parthenogenesis. These experiments, therefore, demonstrate nothing as regards the cause of life. Running as an Art and Exercise. Running, like many other things, is an art. It Is seldom an Inspiration, and to bo performed properly should be learned and practiced. A bad, un tutored style is not only ungraceful, but It prevents a player doing the ben work of which she is capable ar.d militates against good plays as pow erfully as anything can. A good, free style, on the other hand, which entai's the full use of all proper muscles, gives a girl additional peace and se curity, with infinitely less exertion, when onco it has been acquired. Moreover, It improves the carriage and lends grace to all the movements. Decries Statue of Houston. The statue of Ceu. Sam Houston of Texas, to bo placed In the capitol nt Washington, of which Miss Elizabeth Ney is the sculptor, is to be a dupli cate of the statue which has just been tinisjied and placed in the capi tol at Austin. This statue represents Houston as an Indian at a time when he was living with the Cherokee tribe after his self-banishment from Ten nessee. Judge John H. Reagan, who knew Houston intimately, is angry over the Indian statue and in a let to* protests against its duplicate being placed in the national capitol. Secretary Cortelyou’s Pompadour. Secretary Cortclyou is one of the few remaining men in public life who affect the pompadour style of brush ing the hair. Fifteen or eighteen years ago it seemed as if all mankind had the pompadour craze. When "Pompadour Jim" came on the stage every sport that was a sport wore his bristles rampant. The style is very becoming to Cortclyou. It ena bles him in serious rellcction to run his fingers lmrrowlike over his head without disturbing his contour. The First Artificial Butter. Margarine, the first artificial butter, was made at Poissy. in France, in ISC.9 for the first time. It was made from the fat of the kidneys and loins of cattle. Tallow, lard, and olive and cottonseed oil are also used in the manufacture of various buttorines. Cocoa-nut butter is largely used io Northern Europe. Offered His Card. An amusing incident occurred In Judge Galloway’s court the other day during the progress of a civil case, says the Memphis Scimitar. One of the litigants, a Real street pawn broker. “Now, Mr. ,” said the attorney “turn your face to the jury and tell them your name and place of business.” The witness reached into his coat pocket and. drawing forth a well-worn bit of pasteboard, said: “Here vas mine card.” Judge Galloway was obliged to pound for | order. CACAO CULTURE. ft Promises to Be a Profitable Industry in the Philippines. The Bureau of Insular Affairs. War Department, has received from the Philippine Bureau of Agriculture, a bulletin on cacao culture In the Phil ippine islands. The bulletin says: "The cacao grown in the Philippines is of such excellent quality that there Is keen rivalry among buyers to pro cure it at an advatice of quite fifty per cent, over the common grades of the Java bean, notwithstanding the failure of the local growers to "process" or cure the product In any way.” In parts of Mindanno and Negros, in spite of ill-treatment and no treat ment, the plant exhibits a luxuriance of growth and wealth of productive ness that demonstrate its entire fit ness to be considered a valuable crop in these regions. Recent statistics place the world's demand for cacao (exclusive of local consumption) at 200.000.000 pounds, valued at more than $30,000,000 gold. There Is. therefore. It is stated, little danger of overproduction and conse quent low prices for many years to come. So far as known, the areas where cacao prospers in the great equatorial zone are small. Cacao is cultivated nearly everywhere In the archipelago. It is grown in several of the provinces of Luzon, in Mindanao. Jolo. Basil an. Panaya. Negros. Cebu. Hohoia and Masbate, and its presence can be reas onably predicted upon the lnrger isl ands anywhere under an elevation of 1,000 or possibly 1,200 meters. $lOO REWARD $lOO. The readers of this paper will he pleased to learn ) that there is at least one dread <1 dis-nse that srienro has been aide to rure in all its stain- . and that is Catarrh. Hall s Catarrh Cure is the only | positive rure now known t > the mcdirnl fraternity. ( Catarrh being n constitutional disease. re<|ttii>'s a constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Cm- is j taken internally, actinir directly upon the blood and . mucous surfaces of the system, thereby desti 'itig the foundation of the disease, and giving the | patient strength by buildinit up the constitution | and assisting nature in doing its woilt. The pro- | prietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case j drat il fails to cure. Send for list of Testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY Si CO.. Toledo. Ohio. Sold bv druggists. 75c. Hall’s Family Pills urn the best. •Til wager Henry Ih having « great time out on the farm. Rises every morn- i lug with the lurk, no doubt." "No h rose with the lurk, but came down with the grip." , Insist on .Getting It. Rome gro-era any they don’t keep De fiance Starch because they have t% ato’k in hand of I’d < z. hi and-, which they know cannot l*o sold to a customer who nan on o use-1 the Id oz. pkg. Deflauco Starch for same money. "You look bad." remarked the friend. "Have you the grip?" • “No." said the druggist. absently. "but I have some thing just as good." FITS farinaneutlvCored. >uflis or nervousn. •» sfter first am • use of I>r. Khnr a t.roal Nerve Iteal-rer. Pend tor HIKE 94.00 irial i.oitle nr.d Irestise. liu. H. 11. Kl ink. I Ad.. I*ll Arch Sc. Phdvdelphla. Pa. Mrs. Brown—You used to any you would risk your 11f«• for me. and now vou are afraid to discharge the • cook. Mr. Brown—lt lan’t death 1 four; It's mutila tion. Stops the Cough nntl Works •)IT tlio Cold Laxative Broruo Quinine Tablets. Price 23c. "Did Johnaon’a purchase Include also the rood will of the business? rhere wasn’t any rood will to It. It was a coal dealer that Johnson bought out." I am sure Plso’e Cure for Consumption saved my life three years ugo Mrs. Titos. K uuins- Uapio Street. Norwich. N. Y.. Feb. 17. l*W. “Oh. I’m sure she Isn’t as old as she looks." "Perhaps not. but I’m sure she’s older than she thinks she looks." "It heats all” how good a cigar you can buy for & cents If you buy the right brand, 'try a "Bullhead." It Is said that Fortune knocks once at every man’s door but to some h- seems Delicately formed and gently reared, women will find. "•’ V' \Jir/ In all the seasons of their lives, as maidens.wlves.or moth- / 1 --- ; * frO, crs. that the one simple, wholesome remedy which acts I *' ' j! ) ,yjj gently and pleasantly and naturally, and which may be Bff * jg&t.f, <*rfcc»***p used with truly beneficial effects, under any conditions. rjreSpfop V v '\'£ii-*sr^L when the system needs a laxative. Is Syrup of Figs. It .. . »•>> is well known to be a simple combination of the laxative liUrßtfjr '® \ ‘ "'* frrr and carminative principles of plants with pleasant, aro- (SjFm. f y /%•. matlc liquids, which are agreeable and refreshing to th£ v figi-: K- .• ' Vm J; /* y/X taste and acceptable to the system when Its gentle *f- r* x cleansing is desired. %■ . & LisV'. •>vV S' Many of the ill . from which women suffer are of a tran- j V'O''*-' s,en t nature and do not come from any organic trouble icr* • %’ ■ (f j£~2 and it is pleasant to know that they yield so promptly to i|\V - ’VQ'yjH gJffL' I»l#» V" the beneficial effects cf Syrup of Figs, but when anything iVv» • ;*» x .Vw ffflr*’ JiPvJ Wf r more than a laxative is needed it is best to consult the y-> \ IBJf* -f £ \!. p family physician and to avoid the old-time cathartics and iiV @r V *L loudly advertised nostrums of the present day. When .?$?. % V&,\ : •' j *--» one needs only to remove the strain* the torpor, the con- ?.;r v ( ■&&'*<[ ' .J.-S'jni gestion. or similar ills, which attend upon a constipated f condition cf the system, use the true and gentle remedy— *<Sp£® J /'O Syrup of Figs -and enjoy freedom from the depression. V !«&<*, the aches and pains, colds and headaches, which are due .. ..^v.-^r to inactivity of the bowels. 1M » r » ° n, y those who buy the genuine Syrup of Figs can hopo X^^fS/fIHIK/S.V-S> - : to get its beneficial effects and as a guarantee of the ex- YraMjs6i j rji * "■) cellence of the remedy the full name of the company— -1 r California Fig Syrup Co.—is printed on the front of every : package and without it any preparation offered as Syrup -VV^^*■ 4 JK of Figs is fraudulent and should be declined. To those " V p W& who know the quality of this excellent laxative, the" ‘ v V/VcV.lV^^^SlaPK®^-. offer of any substitute, when Syrup of Figs is called Vtalfe Wir HHKlfAV //W& for. is always resented by a transfer of patronage to. \v J y -j £ some first-class drug establishment, where they do ; *"£&. ws ,.w ? Vj/ not recommend, nor sell false brands, nor imitation -i ’//]& 4 ’^vjf jAig* remedies. The genuine article may be bought of all B&jyS reliable druggists everywhere at 50 cents per bottle. •&' .. f j ffit &«• ' I' X ; /jr DAN GROSVENOR SAYS: “Pe-ru-na is an Excellent Spring Catarrh Remedy —I am as Well as Ever.” HON. DAN A. GROSVENOR, OF THE FAMOUS OHIO FAMILY. Hon. Dan A. Grosvenor. Deputy Auditor for the War Department, in a letter written from Washington, D. C., says:— • •Allow me to express my gratitude to you for the benefit derived from one bottle of Peruna. One week has brought wonderful changes and lam now as well as ever. Besides being one of the very best spring tonics it is an excellent catarrh remedy. ” DAN A. GROSVENOR. In a recent letter he says : •*l consider Peruna really more meritorious than I did when I wrote you last. i receive numerous letters from acquaintances all over the country asking me if my certificate is genuine. / invariably answer yes.”—Dan A. Grosvenor. A County Commissioner's Letter. Rood word for the tonic that brought me immediate relief. Peruna cured me of a Hon. John Williams, County Commis- i, a( j case o £, catarrh and I know it will sioner, of 517 West Second street, Duluth, cure any other sufferer from that dis- Minn., says the following in regard to case.”—John Williams. I’eruna: A ConicreoNmnn’s I.etter. ‘‘As a remedy'for catarrh I can cheer- Hon. 11. W. Ogden, Congressman from fully recommend Peruna. I know what Louisiana, in a letter written at Washing it is to suffer from that terrible disease ton, D. C., says the following of Peruna, and I feel that it is my duty to speak a the national catarrh remedy : Although few people go urouml the world we all go around the nun once a year. Smoke Baxter's "Bullhead" 5-cent cigar. "What kind of a table do they eet at your hoarding house?" "Oh. just a com mon oak table." PUTNAM FADELESS DYES color more goods. Der package, than others. First Deaf Mute—Just watch the speak er's lingers fly. Second Deaf Mute—Can't bear to see a man so noisy. A smile of satisfaction goes with one of Baxter's "Bullhead” 5-cent cigars. I .It tie Johnnie (aged three)—Mamma, what for do they cut off dogs' tails—to ' -non of? ffrf are planted by tanner WA HI and Kardener wl u l>a* MKI stoppedexperimenting. It tjl B pays to pay a l.iuo more ijtt for Kerry's and reap ar/rruf WS drill more at the harvest. All bJL dealers. IlMltt Heed Annual Jm puatjMtld free to all applicants. fif D. M. FERRY A CO., kl Detroit, Mloh. ltt "/ can conscientiously recommend your Peruna as a line tonic and all around good medicine to those who are In need of a catarrh remedy. It has been commended to me by people who have used It, as a remedy par ticularly effective In the cure of ca tarrh. For those who need a good catarrh medicine / know of nothing better.”— H. W. Ogden. W. E. Griffith, Concan, Texas, writes: " I suffered with chronic catarrh for many years, I took Peruna and it completely cured me. 1 think Peruna is the best medicine in the world for catarrh. My general health is much improved by its use, as I am much stronger than I have been for years.” —W. E. Griffith. A Congressman's I.etter. Congressman H. Bowen,, Buskin, Taze well county, Va., writes: ••I can cheerfully recommend your valuable remedy, Peruna, to any one who Is suffering with catarrh, and who Is In need of a permanent and effective cure.”—H. Bowen. Mr. Fred I >. Scott, Laurc, Ohio. Right Guard of Hiram Foot Ball Team, writes: ‘‘As a specific for lung trouble I place Pe runa at the head. I have used it myself for colds and catarrh of the liowels and it is a splendid remedy. It restores vitality, increases Ixxlily strength and makes a sick person well in a short time. I give Peruna my hearty indorsement.” —Fred 1). Scott. Gen. Ira C. Abbott, 906 M street N. W., Washington, D. C., writes: — “ I am fully convinced that your remedy is an excellent tonic. Many of my friends have used it with the most lieneficial results for coughs, colds and catarrhal trouble. Ira C. Abixjtt. Mrs. Elmer Fleming, orator of Reservoir Council No. 108, Northwestern Legion of Honor, of Minneapolis, Minn., writes from 2535 Polk street, N.E.: .... I have l>een]i troubled all my/ life with catarrh/ about three/ Agp months, and now/ « V I think I am per-/ -2*-/ I believe that for forms Peruna is/ ! the medicine ot\ the age. It cures' | Mrs. Elmer Fleming, | when all other/ Minneapolis, Minn, i remedies fail. I can heartily recommend Peruna as a catarrh remedy.”—Mrs. Elmer F'leming. Treut Catarrh In gprliiR. The spring is the time to treat catarrh. Cold, wet winter weather often retards a cure of catarrh. If a course of Peruna is taken during the early spring months the cure will l>e prompt and permanent. There can be no failures if Peruna is taken intel ligently during the favorable weather of spring. As a systemic catarrh remedy Peruna eradicates catarrh from the system wher ever it may be located. It cures catarrh of the stomach or bowels with the same certainty as catarrh of the head. If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from the use of Peruna, write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a lull state ment of your case and he will be pleased to give you his valuable advice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio. “What Luck!” I.IBIIY HJNCHHONS ma.ir ready In a lew moments. The Wafer Sliced Smoked Heel. I'ork and lirans. Veal laiaf. Hotted Chicken, ami lots of gosl tilings to eat. Arc U. S. Government Inspected Keep in the house for emergencies lor •nippers, for sandwiches -lor any time when you want something gusl and want it <juick. You simply turn a key ami the can isopen. An appetizing lunch is ready in an instant. Libby, McNeill & Libby Chlcaio. 111.. U. S. A. Write for our free booklet “How to Make Good Things to Eat." UNION I I W. L. Doug/am makam and a all a \ nturo man'a Goodyear Walt (Hand - Sawad Procoma) shoes than any cthar manufacturer In iho world. $25,000 REWARD will »e paid to nnyooe who can disprovo this statement. K wrt Because \V. L. Douglas istholargestmanufacturer KSs ho can buy cheaper ami P? 7 'fill produco lus shoos at a pjAaX fy lower cost than other con- r corns, which enables him j to sell shoes for $3.50 and 3fci f y. i $3.00 eiiual in every way to those sold else where for $4 and $5.00. The Douglas *»cret pro- iffiwffi m?<s//twrOUt ceea of tanning the bottom soles produces abso lutely pure leather ; more flexible and will wear *°.s?** r than my other tann nite in the world. The sales have more than doubled the past four years, which proves Its superiority. Why not give W. L. Douglas shoes atrial and save money. Notice I nrr«*iii<> final Sales: «e.eOil,SNil,'Jl In llndnr.,l \IOO3 Sales: 8R.054,1140,00 A gain of *3, 51e0,4.10.70 In Four Year*. W. L. DOUGLAS *4.00 CILT EDGE LINE, Worth $6.00 Compared with Other Makes. The best imported and American leathers, Heyl's Patent Calf. Enamel. Box Calf, Calf. Viet Kid. Corona Colt, and National Kangaroo. Fast Color Eyelets. P.ailtlnn • The «*»uln* have W. 1.. DOUGLAS VUUIIUII • name and price stamped on bottom. ■Short by mail. Stir, extra. Him. Catalog free. W. 1,. IHU.'f.I,A», HHOCKTOX. MASS. POTATOES L«r*e*t growersnfHeed rotator*ln America, i Thc"lturnl New Yorker” give*Halier’* Ear. , ly W Isroneln a yield of 748 bu. per a. I'rlee* dirt cheap. .Mammoth seed bonk un J snmple of Tcoalsir, Sneltr., Macaroni Wheat. flB bu. per 1 a., blunt Clover. rtc.apon receipt of 100 poiuge. i JOIINA.SAL7.EHBEEDCO.UCroue.Wh. i Con PER THOUB AND copying short letters; enclose *“ u stamp for Instructions, copvof letter, etc. Add. EAGLE WHOLEbALE CO.. Dept. 2, Chicago, IIL m H ~ CURES WHERE ALI USE FAILS.. Eg !■ llest Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use fSJ Ct In time. Sold by druggists. I*f i^p^ia^jiaaaßgMgi