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Veteran Lawyer of Liberty Tells of
the Early Settlera of Jackson
and Clay Counties and Re
late Some Entertain,
lnssr Anecdotes.
The early history of Missouri Is largely
like that of almost every other state, made
up of traditions handed down by word of
mouth and, by tfiejecollectlons and person
al remlnlr.cen.cea .ofthe earliest settlers.
Probably- there Is no better posted man on
this hlstfiry" alive to-day; 'than Colonel De
Witt C.Alleiv of Liberty, 3Io.r who is a
perfect encyclopedia;-of -.knowledge upon
much -thatrhas-happened-ln thls'-territory
since It" -was' first peopled "by the whites,
ana" who Fas nil the facts connected with
the counties of Clay andVackson since be
fore they were counties at all up to the
That Colonel Allen Is a veritable "sage
among the sages," was shown a few nights
ago when, he delivered an address before
the Early Settlers and Historical Society,
of Missouri, upon "Early Days of Mis
souri, More Particularly of Clay and Jack
son Counties' Thesociety, as its name im
pliesx numbers among Its members many
of the oldest residents of the counties
named, and of the state, yet there they
sat- and listened to oldtlma recollections
and reminiscences the memory of which-!
was with them dim and Indistinct, or
which had been forgotten altogether. A
still more significant fact was that Colonel
Allen was able to tell several of those
present of Incidents closely connected with
their own families or Intimate friends, of
which they had no previous knowledge.
In addition to possessing a marvelous
memory Colonel Allen Is Indebted to his
mother for much of the Interesting data
which he possesses. From her he Inherits
a marked taste for the collection of family
, traditions and folklore. It thus happens
that his knowledira fot li.irU fnf- hiwnmi
his personal ken to things which -hap-
icucu lhtiujo jus- iime, Dut we story or
which ha has many times heard his mother
repeat, unce told a thing, he Is sufficient
ly Interested to verify it as far as pos
sible and lie never forgets.
In addition to his recollections. Colonel
Allen has an almost priceless collection
of old papers, mementoes and relics around
which aro woven the memories and ro
mance of a generation long since dead
and burled. Very quaint In themselves are
some of these relics, but their principal
value lies in their historical value and as
sociations. Of great interest to all Mlssourians Is a
copy of the third number of the lirst vol
ume of the Missouri Gazette (now the St.
Louis Republic) dated July 26, 1S0S. It
was a miniature publication of only four
pages, each eight by twelve Inches, but
the tj pographlcal work In it Is almost per
fect. It contains only one display adver
tisement and the editorials and personals
with which its few columns are filled have
the quaint tone of a by-gone age.
Another copy of the Missouri Gazette
bears the date August 1C, 181", and is a
rather more pretentious publication than
the prior copy. Then comes a copy of the
St. Louis Knquirer. for May 20, ISO, and
one of the Upper Missouri Knquirer (pub
lished at Liberty), dated January 23, 1S34.
Though not possessing the same local
Interest, Colonel Allen has other valuable
newspaper relics In an Eastern publication
"of the seventeenth century. Another Is
the American Republic, for December 27,
lHL published at Frankfort, Ky., and the
"Western Monitor, published at Lexington,
Ky., and dated April 11, 1B23.
Probably the best preserved of all, how
ever. Is a copy of the Western Star, dated
February 5, 1SU, and printed at Liberty,
Another valuable possession of Colonel
Allen's collection Is the first bound volume
ever brought within the present confines of
Kansas City, it is enuuea ine uimuiui
an Magazine and Mlscellaney," published
In Philadelphia in 1790. Its history is well
authenticated. Jt was originally in the
possession of a Mr. Ely, of the firm of
Curtis & Ely, who. In 1822 established a
trading post somewhere on the present
site of Kansas City, and who were the
original white settlers in this locality. It
was the only bound volume in Mr. Ely's
library and was presented by him to Colo
nel Allen's father. There are two excel
lent old wood cuts in the book, one show
ing Niagara Falls as they appeared In 1790.
and the other an Illustration of the public
buildings of Philadelphia in the same year.
One of these buildings Is Carpenter's hall.
In which met the first general congress of
. the United States.
Other relics are a snuff box which Colo
nel Allen's father brought to Clay county
In 1S, -a letter dated August G. 1821. and
nddressed by Brigadier General Stephen
Trigg to Major Shuball Allen, requesting
the latter to be present at an election of
officers for the militia, to be held in Boone
county, and Tquetlng him to vote for the
writer for the position of major genpral.
Another Is a map of this tate. published in
1830, prior to the Piatt purchase, showing
the county divisions of thati date. Only
three countless-Howard, Clay and St. Louis
have the Boundaries, as-then shown, still
unchanged. . . " "
Colonel Allen's Reminiscences.
"The first settlement of J,apkson county,"
said ColoneljAHen, "began In 1S0S at old
Fort Osage, now Sibley.-The Indian title
to Jackson county was extinguished In 1803,
and in Clay county In 1815. Clay was made
a county In, 1822. and-Jacks'on In 1S20. The
names given to e3ch and t6 the principal
town of each Illustrate, well how public
opinion changed in the short- time between
their respective establishment. Jackson
and Independence were so called to offset
Clay and Liberty.
"In those days the population was a most
mixed one, but until 1S4S there was neer
the slightest prejudice against any man
an account of the part or the country from
which he originally -came. The men were
all of a hardy, honest, sincere type; In
dustrious and self-reliant and with not a
single characteristicthat goes to form
the make-up of the typical border rufllan
or desperado. They were brave men for
iirnr fnoprt the danzers and perils ot an
unknown and hostile country almost hourly
but the common dangers bound them to
gether in the strongest at fraternal ties.
They were good and true men In the high
est sense of the word.
"These earliest settlers were followed by
another type, more cultured perhaps and
equally, but not more,- honest men. A
large portion were from Kentucky and
Virginia and quite a number from Mary
land, North and South Carolina and Ten
nessee. The remainder w ere about equally
distributed among the other Eastern
States. . . ....
"These formed a peaceable, law-abiding
community, altogether different from the
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now too commonly accepted Idea of the
traditional Missouri border rufllan. I
challenge anyone to find any record or
evidence to the contrary or even to pro
duce any allegation to the opposite prior
to the invasion of Kansas. It was that
raid alone that was responsible for the dis
repute Into which Missouri subsequently
fell In the East and the stories which
were afterward current., of theiblood
thlrstiness and desperate nature, of Mls
sourians were manufactured almos alto
gether out of whole cloth and wereclrcu
lated for political xeasons.
"There were settlers in Clay county In
1819 and ouite a number In 1820. The' coun
ty records for 1S24 speak of a-' road running-!
due nortn to connect wiin tne council
Bluffs road and of another from Liberty
to the mouth of the Kaw. Curtis & Ely,
a firm of traders, established a post some
where on the site of what-is now Kansas
City In 1S22, but subsequently moved to
Liberty, where they conducted a general
"Until the discovery of gold In California
and the establishment of settlements in
that state and In Oregon, the western
tinniprs nf Missouri were the limits of ad
vancing civilization.. It was the 'Jumping,
off place as it were, ana irora iiere iu iue
Pacific coast was an unbroken wilderness.
Of course the population of Clay and
Jackson counties were practically sequest
ered communities, but the state militia was
well organized, largely owing. I suppose.
to the then recent war of 1S12, and law and
order were generally observed.
"In the early days educational facilities
were somewhat limited but they were much
more complete than would be naturally
supposed. The teachers were of a consid
erably higher class than the average coun
try school teacher of to-day. For in
stance, my own first teacher, Tobias Lord
Emerv. was a graduate of Bowden col
lege. While the curriculum taugh was per
haps narrow. It was eminently thorough.
"Until steamboat .navigation began it
was, of course, Impos3ibleto secure ma
chinery for the development of manufact
uring resources, but this fact did not re
sult in any privations or Indeed many de
privations. "While people were thrown to
a great extent upon their own resources,
almost every family numbered among
Its members some one who could
make the articles of common use
or ordinary necessity. Many a fam
ily could make as good shoes as a
country shoemaker now turns out. Flour
for the entire country was made at the
Blue mills, located at the crossing of the
Lexington road over the Blue river, on
the road from Independence to Lexing
ton. These mills were established more
than sixty years ago and many old settlers
have told me that the flour manufactured
there was truly superior than that turned
Hit-by-many more-modern plants - -
"In olden times this state was a land of
Immense plenty.- Never was there a peo
ple that had so great a period or peace
nn1 ronnee ns did this rjeoDle from 1812 until
the outbreak oMhe civil war. Game and
fish abounded in such quantities that a
man would kill a turkey and use only
the breast or shoot a deer and take only
the loins. My mother often told me that
the house In which she lived, when Just
married, was literally burled beneath wild
"Fifty or sixty years ago wine of a
purity, richness and quality that would put
to shame the contents of the best cellars
of to-day could be obtained by anyone.
At the steamboat landing one could buy
cigars by the handful as dark and velvety
as night and of an aroma that an angel
need not fear to inhale for G cents each.
Coffee was 12 to 15 cents a pound and
sugar so cheap that I fear to state the
price at which it was sold. "We had some
luxuries in those days, you . may rest
assured. . , ,
"When the Mexican war broke out of
the 1.&8 men from-here who enlisted to
fight -under General Stephen W. Crane,
all except 300 United States dragoons were
Mlssourians. They had no thought of
pensions "then, and'indeed. It was over a
year after they enlisted before they drew
any pay. They furnished their own cloth
ing and horses.
"When they reached New Orleans after a
year of marching and .fighting- they were
in such a ragged condition that they could
hardly appear with decency upon the
streets. They had three weeks to w.Ut
there for their pay, yet-arrangements wei e
made with ready-made clothing firms, and
every man secured a suit on credit. They
were placed upon honor to discharge the
bill when they got their money, and out
of the entire number "not a single man
failed to pay up promptly.-
"A fact not generally known, but of
which I am assured, hrthat there Is more
Revolutionary blood in Clay county to-day.
In proportion to population, than In any
other county In the Union. This will 'be
realized when It Is remembered that tht
original settlers from Kentucky and Vir
ginia were of the purest Revolutionary
stock, and that the Tories never pene
trated out as far as Missouri."
Of Unman Being Varies Dally, Losing
at Night and Gaining; in
From Knowledge.
Common sense points out that we must
vary in weight according to the amount of
food we take in and the amount of mater
ial that we lose. In the following churt the
observations are arranged In such a way
as, I think, "will make them clear. But
perhaps the most 'convenient method Is to
look at the summary diagram first, and
this shows what can be represented in fig
ures without much difficulty:
Average, lb. oi. lb oz.
9-00 i. in. Before breakfast 15S a loelng 3 6
10.00 a. m Atter breaktast 157 4 gaining 1 12
12.00 noon Before luncheon 16 6 losing 0 It
. 1.00 p. m. After luncheon 157 6 gainlog 1 0
o.w p. m. ueiore ainner iw li losing v iv
'CIS p. m. After dinner 158 It gaining 2 2
During night.
By. these It will be seen that we lose
three pounds six ounces between night and
morning; that we gain one pound twelve
ounces by breakfast, That we again lose
about fourteen ounces before luncheon:
that luncheon puts on an average of one
pound; that we again lose during the aft
ernoon aiv.average of ten ounces; but that
an ordinary dinnerto,heol'hx persons adds
two poundstwo' ounces -to their weight.
What would be "the result of a big dinner?
It is easier to imagine than to describe.
And yet on more than one day there was a
difference of two pounds eight ounces; but
this is not very excessive, considering that
a pint of fluid weighs about a pound.
Rejoice nt the Dismissal of the Salt
Acalnst Mrs. J2ddy for
F. B. Perrin, the Christian Science healer,
was seen yesterday respecting the dismis
sal of the suit against Mrs. Mary Baker
Eddy by Mrs. Woodbury, who had sued
Mrs. Eddy for slander about June 1, 1899.
He said:
"All Christian Scientists lnthis and oth
er cities will be greatly rejoiced oer the
withdrawal of this suit, on account of the
high regard with which Mrs. Eddy Is held
throughout this country, and in this citv
especially will there be a great rejoicing.
Personally, I cannot see where Mrs. Wood
bury found any grounds whatever on
which to base her claims to having been
"All the remarks which were claimed to
be slanderous by Mrs. Woodbury, and
used by Mrs. Eddy, are found in the Bible,
and were only quotations made by Mrs.
Eddy, and while our sect felt there would
be no finding against Mrs. Eddy, at the
same time we did not expect so complete
a victory. We all felt that the trial was
almost a farce and that sooner or later
Mrs. Woodbury would come to see the
truth. In my estimation the trial is but
another evidence of the Tefutatlon of false
hood by the power of the truth."
When She Retnrns to America She
Will Practice Medicine In
the "West.
From the New York World.
Emma Goldman, the woman anarchist,
who has just gone to Europe to study med
icine, presented a strong contrast in the
two sides ot her character. In public she
was a fire-eating revolutionist, uigtng the
slaughter of the hated capitalist and ex
tolling deeds of violence In all parts of the
world. In private she was a model of the
domestic virtues. .Her little flat in'East
Sixteenth street was always neatly kept.
Her husband's meals were prepared on
time, and she was an angel of mercy to
those In surrounding tenements less fortu
nate, than herself.
She studied medicine while a prisoner on
Blackwell's island. She was employed
there as an assistant In the hospital." She
will return to this country when she has
received her medical degree, and will take
up the practice of her. profession In the
The Octopus.
The Value of Advice Depends Upon the Qualifications
of the Adviser.
THE woman who went to her grocer for legal advice lost her case. The value of advice depends upon the
qualifications of the adviser. Medical advice from one who is not a doctor is as worthless as legal advice
from one who is not a lawyer and it is far more dangerous.
AHtfCG tO yVOMUBit e sed advice of a qualified physician is offered free by Dr. R. V. Pierce.
.It is valuable advice because it is the advice of a competent physician. It is
advice of. extraordinary value, because it is the advice of an extraordinary physician, a specialist, one who has given
more than thirty years to the treatment and cure of woman's diseases.
Any doctor can give you medical advice. The benefit of his advice
depends on his experience in treating the particular disease from
which you suffer.
Many Women .""f ' ?r- p;erce .. f " avaiff
y local doctors have failed to give any help.
Ninety-eight in every hundred such cases are cured by him. This is the
experience of mofe than half a million women. Offers of advice that
look like Dr. Pierce's offer, are made in the press. These offers look
like Dr. Pierce's because they are made to looke like it. No other offer is
supported by a record or reputation equal to that of Dr. Pierce. Investi
gation will prove these statements. We send pamphlet free.
Sick Women ere Invited con5f Dr- pirce ?
letter tree of all cost
Each letter is read and answered in private. Its statements are guarded
as a sacred confidence. The answer is mailed in a plain envelope without
advertising or other printing on it. Address, Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
ETBFF W On receipt of stamps to defray expense of -mailing only,
" we will send Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser,
containing 1008 large pages and over 700 illustrations. This book will
prove a constant friend and wise counselor to every woman. Send 21
one-cent stamps for book in paper covers, or 31 stamps if you wish cloth
binding. Address as above.
Tha Woman Who Was and the Woman Who Is.
Mrs. M. F. 3ong, of LeLoup, Franklin County, Kans., writes:
"Words cannot express how grateful I am for your kind advice and
good medicines. I have been- in poor health more or less all my life.
In the past nirie years grew worse, and two years ago was so poorly
could hardly drag around. I consulted a Specialist, and he said I had
ulceration, and that an operation would have to be performed. At
last I wrote to Dr. Pierce, asking advice. I soon got a helpful answer,
advising me to try his medicines, the ' Favorite Prescription,' ' Golden
Medical Discovery,' and also his ' Pleasant Pellets.' I bought two
bottles of the 'Favorite Prescription,' two of the 'Discover',' and two
vials of the 'Pellets,' and I began taking 'Favorite Prescription' and
the other medicines, as advised. When commencing I weighed 119
pounds, and after taking one bottle of each I was like a new woman.
In one month I gained eight pounds. After taking two bottles of
each of the medicines named, I began to look jlike a woman and not
like a wasted skeleton. That weary, tired feeling 'all left' me, and it
did seem as though life was worth living, and that I Had been snatched
from; the grave, and would live to a good' old age.'.", t .,.
Hot FHanda Warm Surprised
"Two years ago I had a miscarriage," writes Mrs. Mattie F
Enloe, of Iexington, Lafayette County, Missouri. "I was in bed
nearly three months afterward, and was treated by three different
physicians. Had nervous prostration, indigestion, and sinking spells,
and suffered a great deal with my head. In fact, I can't tell
all I did suffer. Came near having convulsions, when my husband
sent for another doctor. Under his treatment I got so I could be tip
most of the time and assist a little in the housework. I continued in
this way for some time, suffering all .the time with my back and a
misery low. down across me till I was induced by a friend to write to
you for advice. You pronoun red my trouble to be congestion of the
internal organs, and told me what course to pursue. I did as directed,
and also took two bottles of your ' Favorite Prescription,' and one
ol, ' Golden Medical Discovery,' and one bottle of ' Pellets,' when I
felt like another person. Of course after 'being sick so long, it was
some time before I felt altogether well. But I have been very strong
the present summer. Some of my friends were surprised that I
ever got up." -
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
Makes Weak Women Strong and Sick Women Well I rtj39up
"I WROTE TO .4MM. "1 SOON COT A gfhtM MIBE6AMTAKIN6 !' nift&ftl
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List at Books In the Lllirurjr Design-
ed'EspccIally for Entertainment
and Instruction of Boys
and Girls.
(to class) "What Is an octb-
A Band of Slercy committee, composed
of some of the principals of the city
schools, has been at ;ork for some time
In planning a course of study for the
humane work and has finally completed the
outline which embodies the best thought of
some of. the most thoughtful and progres
she of Kansas City teachers and Is ex
pected to be or great "value to teachers.
The committee appealed to the.llbrary for
a list of books to be found In the chil
dren's department which would be tltted
for supplementary reading along Band of
Mercy lines and with the characteristic
eagerness has furnished the following list,
valuable not only in the school, but also
In the home. In compliance with a re
quest from the library school at Albany.
N. Y., for book lists and blanks used in
the children's room and department, this
list will be sent to Albany.
Firat Animale; natural history anil miscellaneous
Charlee a Abbott, "All About Anlmils," "A
Naturalist's Rambles About Home." f
Grant Allen. "Colin Clout's Calendar; the Kecort
of a Summer."
P. T. Baraum, "Forest and Jungle; or. Thrilling
AflTentures In all Quarters of the Globe."
Clara K. Bayllss, "In Brook and Bayou; or,
Ute In the Still Waters."
Jamea Carter Beard. "Curious Home! and Their
William H. Beard. "Humor In Animals."
Beeton, "Book ot Home Pets; Shoving How to
Rear and Manase, In Sickness and in Health, Birds
and Animals."
Nancy Bell, "ixnresi Forms or water Animais."
(Science Ladders, vol. 3.)
Luclen Blart. "Adventures of a Young Naturalist."
Jilt Brllhtwen'JtonjatesoJ.Mjr, HoflteapdOj.
iHSUsTTSHeT? "Wfaatfi la UfifT EsmTbt.
the Great Backboned Family."
Mary u. Burt (editor). "Little Nature Studies for
Little People." from essaya of John Burroughs.
llr ;C. C. Campbell, "Natural History for TounE
FOltsV , -v
Da Id Cartwrlcht. NaturaLilIlstorr of Western
JVIld Animals " u
flora J. cooke. "Nature Myths and stories."
. R. J". Crawford. (edtlor)..Berto'a Complete Natural
G.'ManvlIle Fenn, "Nat,- the Naturalist; or. a
Boy's Adventures In the Eastern: Seas."
Charles F. Holder, ",Toung folks' Storybook of
Natural Hlstorj."
Catherine C. Itopley, "BrUlSo Reptiles and Bat
rachlans " (Yonnr Collector series ) T
Mary H. Howlliton. "Cat-TaJIs and Other Tales."
Ernest Ingersoll, "Country -Cousins; Short Studies
In the Natural Hlnory of the United "States,"
"Frlenda Worth Knowlng:"-Gllmpse nf American
Natural - History;" "Wild Neighbors;- Outdoor
Studlea-ln the United States."- -
James Johonsot, "Some Curious Flyers.-Creepers
and Swimmers." "Natural History. Seas." book 2,
Trlends.ln Feathers and Furs,-and other Neigh
bors,"bookr3. "Neighbors With .Wings and Tins,
and SomejOthers.", book 1. .'."eighbor,Wlth Claws
and Hoofs? and Their Kin." . ,
Thomas R. Jones, "Animal Creation."
Story Book." '(2 vols )
cMr" nJ'v. .A-',.B- ,K!1-'5r '''" From Nature's
Story Book." (! vols.1 "SborUStorles of Our Shy
Neighbors --
Ernest-Mers.utt, "Intelligence of Animals " with
Illustrative anecdotes '
Olive T. SHHer, "Foar-hsnded Tolk."
John Monfeith. "Familiar Animals and Their Wild
James E. Needham. "Outdoor Studies; Reading
Book of Nature Study." r
Carton H. Park. "Alphabet of'Anlmals."
J. Hampden Porter. "Wild Beasts."
Captain Mayna Reld. "The Naturalist In Sllurla."
Laura E. Richards (editor), "Four Feet. Two Feet
and No Feet;.or. Furry and.Feathery Pets, and How
They Live.'1- . , -
Nathaniel S. Shaler "Domesticated Anlmils; Their
Relation to Man and to His Advancement In Civiliza
tion." ,, , ,
P. A. A. Skuse, "British Stalk-eyed Crustacea and
Spiders" (Yotmjr Collector series).
Andrew Wilson, "Wild Animals and Birds."
John G Wood. "Animate Creation: Popular Edi
tion of 'Our Living World." 'J, Vol. 1. Mammals: voL
2. Birds; vol. S. Fishes and Reptiles "Half Hours
With a Naturalist." "Natural History."
Julia M Wrlghtr "Seaside and Wayside" (4 vols).
Mabel o. Wjdght. "Four Footed Americans and
Their Kin." '
Second Anlmils (Cats)" '
W. H. Q. Kingston. "Stories of the Sagacity ct
Used by British Soldiers In Africa.
Captain C. Q, Dennison Is well known all
over Africa as commander of the forces
that captured-the- famous rebel, Galishe.
Under dale'ofJNovetaber 4, 1S97, from Vry
burgv. Bechuanaland,. he writes: "Before
starting on the last campaign I bought a
quantity of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy.Iwhich I used my
self when troubled with bowel complaint,
taiatJia4rt,rtn. -ttrrmymengsani ffl-eyery
cjoit"proTeii most'lstnellolil.'""'
Animals: Cats and Dogs."
Cat Stories:
Marlon Martin, "Yellow Beauty."
Mrs. H. B. Pauli. "Only a Cat; or. Autobiography
of Tom Blackman."
Marshall Saunders, "King of the Park."
Third Animals (Dogs).
W. II. G. Kinaston. "Storlea of the Saracltr of
Animals: Cats and Dogs."
l nomas w. Knox. "Dog stories and Dog Lore:
Experiences ot Tno Boys In Rearlne; and Training
Dogs, With Many Anecdotes of Canine Intelligence."
do: stones:
R. M. Ballantyne. "Dog Crusoer Tale of the West
ern Prairies."
Sarah K. Bolton, "Story of Douglas."
Izore O. Chandler, "Three of Us; Barney, Cossack,
Edith E. Cuthell. "Only a Guardroom Dog."
Louise De la Ramee ("Oulda"), "Dog of Flanders:
Christmas Sto-y."
Laurence Hutton, "Boy I Knew and Four Dogs."
Marie M. Marsh, "Vic: Autobiography ot a Fox
Marshall Saunders. "Beautiful Joe "
Lily F. Wesselhoeft, "Jerry, the Blunderer."
Tourth Animals (horses).
James Baldwin, "The Horse Fair."
Horse stories.
Thomas W. Knox, "Horse Stories and Storlea of
Other Animals: Experiences of Two Boys In Man
aging Horses, With Many Anecdotes of Quadrupedal
Anna Sewell, "Black Beauty; Autobiography of a
Horse "
George E. Waring. "Whip and Spur."
Fifth Animals (miscellaneous stories).
Elizabeth W. Champney, "My Storybook of Ani
mals" (Children's Favorite series.)
C. Emma Cheney and others, "Paddy O'Leary and
His Learned Pig-." "Feathers. Furs and Fins; or
Stories of Animal Life for Children."
Henry Drummond. "The Monkey That Would Not
C. M. Duppa. "Stories from Lowly Life."
J. W. Fortescue, "Story of a Red Deer."
Murat Halstead, "One Hundred Bear Stories; His
torical, Romantic, Biblical, Classical."
M. Carrie Hyde. "Under the Stable Floor: Christ
mas Story."
Andrew Lang. "Animal Story Book."
Mrs. S. Tenney. "Pictures and stories of Animals."
Ernest S. Thompson, "Wild Animals I Have
Mabel O. Wright. "Tommy Anne and the Three
Hearts." "Wabcno, the Magician" (sequel to
"Tommy Anne and the Three Hearts").
aixm uiras.
James N. Basket, "Story of the Birds."
Eliza Brlghtwen. "Wild Nature Won by Kindness."
Arabella B. Buckley. "Winners in Life's Race; or
The Great Backboned Race."
P. Anderson Graham. "Country Pastimes for Boys."
Mary and Elizabeth KIrby. "Stories About Birds
of Land and Water."
M- K. M . "Homes of the Birds."
F. S. Mathews. "Familiar Features of the Road
side: Flowers, Shrubs, Birds and Insects."
Florence A. Merrlam, "Birds Through aa Opera
Olive T. Miller, "Upon the Tree Tops."
book or Birds."
"Pictures and Stories of Anl-
Scenes from Bird Life In Plain English for Begin
ners "
Bird stories.
Frederick A Ober. "Crusoe's Island: Bird Ilostu's
Fairies Need XetVTrlcUs.
From the New York Tribune.
"Tills Indeed Is a remarkable age we live
In." said Hugh Chllvers, formerly with the
Westinghouse-Electric Company, in Pitts
burg, and now identified with a big elec
trical company In Denver. Mr. Chllvers
Is staying at the Waldorf-Astoria. "I can
remember," he continued, "as a. small boy.
reading In fairy stories about the good
fairy who, with a touch of her hand,
flooded the whole cave with a Jkurst of
light. I wonder how those stories affect
the j oungsters now. It would seem to me.
with their Intimate knowledge of electricity,
they would say, 'Humph! Pushed the But
ton.' I can remember what an effect the
first electric car I ever saw had upon roe.
When I saw the street car running along
smoothly, swiftly and surely, with no vis
ible means of propulsion, . It gave me a
start. Imagine how different the child of
to-day is in comparison with the child of
twenty years ago. What appeared to us
miraculous Is now regarded by him as com
monplace, and what appeared common
place to us in many instances looks queer
to him'
Why He Loved Wasner.
From the Washington Star.
"Who is your favorite composer?" asked
the young woman.
"Well," answered Mr. Blykcns, "so tax
as I am able to Judge, my favorite com
poser Is Wagner."
"Yes. I love Wagner. I don't profess to
known much about him, but I am assured
on competent authority that he never
wrote any of these ragtime tunes for th
street piano? to play,"
He Was the Pictorial Historian of th
- I Brutalities-of the- Eighteenth
From Scr!bners.
Brutal, Ignorant and corrupt that th
eighteenth century in. England was all this,
is it not- written In the storied page of
Hogarth? Charles Lamb quotes, with crit
ical approval, the answer of the man who
when asked to name his favorite author.
replied: "Next to Shakespeare, Hogarth."
We all love a crowded gallery people
coming, going, incidents, emotions, pas
sions, evil as well as good, for there is
nothing we cannot forgive humanity; and
Hogarth's gallery teems with the life of
tho eighteenth century; catches, as only
great painters can, its most evanescent
glances and records Its desperate efforts
to amuse itself or -forget Itself- between
-two eternities and though so true a hu
morist could not be oblivious ot the kindly
side of life or be without some gracious
touches and affectionate portrayals, still,
roughly speaking, the great historian of
the eighteenth century In England afflrms
the brutal view of it, its cruelty. Its hor
ror. How people can frame Hogarth's
prints and hang them up In their rooms
Is more than I can say!
Correcting at Stupid Error.
Frori the Yonks rs Statesman.
"There's something wrong about this
story," said the editor, "you commence by
saying 'the father and his family wera
chatting about the cheerful fireside.' and
yet. further on. you say that they lived in
an apartment house."
"Excuse me." said the reporter, taking
the manuscript and making some marks on
It." "How will that do?"
The changed manuscript read thus: "Tn
father and his family were chattering on
the top of the cheerless radiator."
Carton M. Park.
Mrs. S. Tenney.
Andrew Wilson.
"Wild Animals and Birds: Their
Haunts and Habits."
Mate! O. Wright and Ellott Cones. "Citizen Bird:
AAsWaal k. aiA:AA Is the joy o the household, for wlti
KSIill'fr fiilsOssr out it no happiness can be complete.
IMIIIII J WlllILd The ordeal though which the expec
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" so full of danger and suffering that
she looks forward to it with indescribable fear. Every woman should know that
the danger, pain and horror of child-birth can be entirely avoided by the use of
" Mother's Friend," a scientific liniment. By its aid thousands of women nave
passed this great crisis in perfect safety and without pain. Our-boot ot priceless
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sent free to any address by
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