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rm-m m s st r r. If c w e e NO WONDER. THE United States government is now the sole owner of an ex plosive which Is the most pow erful In the world and one which It Is claimed makes the rtef nses of New York harbor Impreg nable. No hostile Bhlp of even the moat advanced type can now approach within ten miles of Sandy Hook with out danger of being went to the bot tom by a single shell. It is the recent perfection of "Ex plosive I" that has placed in the pos session of the government a weapon Tar superior to Jovelte, nitroglycerine, melanlte or the shlmose that Japan used against the fortifications of Port Arthur. It is startlingly destructive in its effects and yet bo safe in the handling that accidents to gunners are unknown. To Col. Heverly W. Dunn of the ordnance department of the army, and at, present chairman of the American Railway association, belongs the dis tinction of Inventing the wonderful agent of destruction. He Is the In ventor of "dunnite" and "Explosive D" Is his improvement on the original Invention. He has given it freely to the government. Hudson Maxim, the inventor, made this statement the other day: "The United States government owns and controls a brand-new ex plosive which will prove a revelation In warfare and will do most every thing except perhaps blow the white erut off the top of the earth." In Washington experts of the ord nance corps were asked: "Why need the United States fear war with any nation?" "We fear no one!" was the answer. Then the experts set forth Just how the explosive could be used, how dan gerous it is and, in a measure, how it I made. They would not go into the lattt-r very deeply, because that is the government's secret. "To show what it would do if used In the forts about New York against an enemy's ships," said an ordnance expert, "picture a modern dread nought of the North Dakota type ten mile3 at sea steaming toward Sandy Hook. Then glance toward the Hook and see a burst of flame from one of the big fourteen-inch guns and a heavy projectile go plunging through space direct for the waterline of the dread nought. "The dreadnought suddenly stops, trembles and settles. In a minute It disappears, leaving struggling men In the water. One shot of this mighty explosive has sent $10,000,000 worth of steel and the finest workmanship to the bottom of the sea, and with It one thousand officers and men. "It is almost inconceivable, and yet It appears to be true, for with the dis covery made It only remains that our men should have marksmanship -ac2 we have that. There are enough shells loaded with "Explosive D" stored in the magazines of Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, Fort Hamilton and Fort Wadsworth to pre rent the city of New York and the surrounding country from being dam aged one iota by the combined fleets of the powers of Europe. The explosive is a compound of which picric acid is the base. In a projectile used In a twelve-inch gun of the army or navy, and weighing 1.046 pounds, there are sixty-five pounds of the explosive. That is as near to the nature of the ingredients of the compound as any but the ex perts are allowed to get. The Dunn explosive is fired by a time fuse and will not explode on con tact. But when it does explode Its powers are almost supernatural. At Sandy Hook, for one of the se rret tests, the government built a large compartment of steel armor plate several Inches In thickness. In front of the compartment facing the gun was a. sheet of armor plate 11 "4 inches thick. The regulation 12-lnch gun was used and the projectile, con taining sixty-five pounds of Explosive D. fired with an ordinary charge of smokeless powder. It went through the armor plate into the compartment and exploded. Groat holes were torn in the steel box on all sides ' and demonstrated that had it been a ship it would have gone to the bottom with all on board. Among the other tests made was that of shells fired from field pieces into an embankment to determine what could be done to an enemy's en trenchments. One shell went Into an embankment several feet and explod ed in half a second. There was a great hole In the earth. Had It been a real entrenchment with men behind it the entrenchment and every living thing In it would have been destroyed. Nothing resists the terrible force of Explosive D. It tears through iron and steel as a revolver shot goes through a tin can. Penetrating the deck of a vessel. It would explode on the second deck, blowing out the stdea and driving the second deck down through the bottom. Hereafter all torpedoes of the navy are to be charged with Explosive D, and they will do fearful work. This Deceptive. "Do yon see that quiet man over ihere In the corner by himself? "Yes. ' He looks so meek, he might bo a heartbroken teacher of Latin." "On the contrary, for years he has played desperate parts In melodrama." Wanted It framed. "There's, one thing I never could understand. her hoataad beran. bat he cot its farther. fr tia liUrrastti WL:i e&at recr Cixi cr nsr ' A y secret, worked over for years by a thoughtful man. Is known to but four officers of the government. So valu able is it considered the government does not think It best to let the in gredients of the compound be known to more than that number. All the nations of the earth have been watching the experiments with Explosive D and have been experi menting with high explosives, but there is not anything in the world at present that represents such tremen dous power as does this thing which a quiet army officer living In Bay Shore. L. I., has been' developing In his laboratories and . at the Sandy Hook experiment grounds. OPEN, BRAZEN CONFESSION One Man Finds the Game of Chess Too Much for Him and Admits It, The chessboards which are occasion ally given to us by our benevolent friends and relations are invariably of the very useful type. They are studded with spikes so that no piece can be re moved fortuitously from its own sep arate square. When people give us a chessboard they seem to think that we are likely to play chess more often than not on the deck of a ship in a hurricane. They picture us tossed this way and that by waves which run mountains high. They feel that though we may be physically incom moded by the fury of the tempest, the game of chess in which we are en gaged will be undisturbed. They are right. Nothing short of a volcanic eruption immediately beneath our feet would cause the dislocation of the ar rangements of pieceB on these presen tation boards. Personally, however, we have not played chess at all Tor sometime. Our knowledge of the game stopped short ly after we mastered the various moves of the various pieces. Every now and then we get a wild longing to rival those experts who win twenty seven games blindfold staHritaneourtfr while playing. "The Lost Chord" on the banjo. But our ambition general ly fades away when we get out one of our chessboards and realize that we cannot make full use of Its capabilities unless we go to the Bay of Biscay on a rough day. Besides, we once suf fered a violent discouragement. We were playing with an opponent who also was no flier, and each thought it was the other's move. We sat wait ing for each other to move for three quarters of an hour; until. In fact, some casual bystander mentioned that there was a time limit in such cases. That incident has soured us perma nently. Carolina's Edible Clay. No mention of the edible clay de posits of the United States Is found in the list of natural resources of America. At least It Is not called by that name, and yet there are great beds of the clay lying from 10 to 30 feet below the surface of the earth in the Carolinas and in Tennessee. And It is really edible. Hundreds of the class known as poor whites, that are found in such numbers in the back woods and mountain districts of the south, are habitual users of this deli cacy. It Is pure white and free from grit, and is found in great abundance. There are other uses to which the edi ble clay is put. however, that make it a valuable commodity. The sheen on playing cards, visiting cards and high grades of paper is supplied by the use of the clay, and wall paper manu facturers use quantities of It In mix ing colors for their product. The most important use to which it is put Is In the .manufacture of porcelain and oth er kinds of pottery. Popular Mechan ics. Invincible Modesty. Modesty was a prominent feature in the character of the eminent physi cist. J.Wlllard Gibbs, for many years professor of mathematical physics at Yale. He had a Just appreciation of the value of his own discoveries, says the author of the biographical sketch of Professor Gibbs contained in "Leading American Men of Science," but shrank from any form of praise or publicity. In 1901 the Copley medal of the Royal society of London, which is awarded for the most important sci entific work done in any country, was given to Mr. Gibbs. He deprecated the congratulations of his friends who had read the announcement. "Better not say anything about It." he urged. "Very likely it is an error."- Youth's Companion. Changed. "He used to be very strong for fos est conservation." . "Yes, and he is just as strongly op posed to any such measure. "A sudden change. ! V "Yes. he heafd that a good quality of brandy could be made from saw dust." i Out for the Duct. "How fast are we going, John? asked the lady of her Imported chauf feur as she strove to wipe the dust from her eVes. , ; ' . "Dirty" mbes a hour, mam. replied the truthful John. TMMlKk. "Are the? ultra?" -No plus," - . "Cznlj. ttjjr doa't piy as tley car "raw!. You 9X9 lczZLpz tzr r - GIRLS. "One boy is better than three girls," So runs a German ad&ce old Old, and u false aa old, I deem. Uka many thins la proverbs ' told. For sex has naught to do with worth: The world needs both tb boy and girl. The strength of one like rugged rock. The other's grace like peerless pearL Ah. dark the world If all the girls. With rosy cheeks and eyes aglow. Were to be banished from Its bounds, Full dark and drear. Indeed. I trow! God bless you for your sunny smiles. Tour presence pure, and winsome ways! Bless you for what today you are And will be In the coming days. And may your lives so fruitful be Pn tWngs that girls alone can do. That all who read the German gibe May own It (as it Is) untrue. LIVELY TOY QUITE AMUSING Horse and Mannikins Move as Plat form Is Drawn About Room Driver Imitates Man. A toy that will afford lots of amuse ment for the little people Is that de signed by a Kentucky man. When the platform is drawn about tho room the figures on it move In lifelike fash ion. All four legs of the horse are pivoted to his body. The arms and legs of the driver are jointed and the man in the back of the vehicle is not only jointed wherever he can be, but is suspended from the roof on an elas tic band. The turning of the rear wheels actuates mechanism which In Lively, Amusing Toy. turn moves the horse's legs backward and forward and instills life into the mannikins. The driver leans forward and pulls backward, giving a good im itation of a man urging his horse to greater speed, while his legs kick about in lively fashion. The man in the back jumps up and down with great agility. THREE NOVEL EUROPEAN TOPS Top-Spinning Is One of Oldest Games None Will Stand as Much Bat tering as American. Top-spinning is one of the oldest games in the world. It has been play ed for thousands of years, and there are few even of the savage nations of Asia and Africa who don't play the game with some sort of top. Long before Columbus sailed for America the Indians knew a good deal about tops and top-spinning. The Sioux whittled them out of bits of wood, something like the one shown In the picture. In Ceylon, Siam and China nearly all the tops are so fixed that they whistle or sing when they spin. The ordinary top used by the Amer ican boy is probably the most popular in the world. It is extensively used In England and in all of her colonies. SCAN hUHflnO TOP Three Queer Tops. The German top is larger and more expensive, and the French top Is quite different in shape. None of them will stand the pegging and battering of the stubby little American top. Little Things. Little things are sometimes impor tant. Here is an instance: There, was cold weather and then a little? warm weather and then cold again in York, Pa. An icicle formed on the waterspout of a certain house. The weather turned warm again. The Icicle fell in the night and made a loud noise that awakened one of the sleepers. The awakened person found that the house was full of coal gas that was escaping through a hole In the stove pipe and that might have killed the whole family If one of them had not been aroused by the fall of the icicle. Nelson Was Mystified. Little Nelson, who was two and a aalf years old when his little baby brother came into the world, was wak ened up one night by the baby's cry log. He was very much mystified, and calling to. his father said: "Papa. I fink sumpfin is 'keyen In tho other room." ' Sorry for tho Mosquitoes. "How ts It that you are all bitten up mh mosquitoes r asked Willie's mother. "Didn't you have the set ting over you last night? "Tea, but tho poor mosxitoes cried so loud that I lifted tho aet and le thcoaa com ta." NeSiy was C: occra far Cj Cts cz'Zz "C, c . tz- CJ l tL r , &4h ft Tola mc l rnvsi nu Touch Jacti or Pte o Arty such -ot I'm UwvyS oreltirio; -Indeed 1 cn. Vc, 1'ni AtwAya WONDERFUL FEAT OF RIGCO Man Hotds Companion Safely on of High Steeple While Molten Metal Burns Hands. Two riggers in a western city pe r formed a feat that for daring steadiness of nerve equals anythii ig on record. Some repairs were nec s sary at the very top af a high cbur h steeple, one of those slander steepl -s that taper to a point 200 feet or o above the ground. There was no W ,y to reach the spot from the Inside, ai id the riggers got a number of light t d ders and lashed them, one above t ie other, to the outside of the steep e. nearly to the top. The topmost -Wd-der, however, was not high enoughto enable them to reach the spot whare the repairing was to be done, and, (as that part of the steeple was too small to permit them to lash a ladder to' It conveniently, they adopted a plan that it makes one shudder to think about, says the Philadelphia Times. One of them, carrying a pot of melt ed solder, climbed from one ladder to another until he had reached the last one, and then, bracing himself, he raised an extra ladder that the other rigger had brought up in his hand and leaned it against the upper part of the steeple. Then the man below grasped this ladder and held it steady while the man above climbed it to the point where his work was to be done. He began the work at once, but sud denly, by an unaccountable accident, he jostled the solder pot and the fiery stuff ran out and fell over the hands and wrists of the man who was hold ing the ladder. But the brave fellow did not more. With a presence of mind and a cour age that deserves a monument of brass or marble, he maintained a firm hold of the ladder until his companion could come down from his perilous perch. v . ENVIOUS OF GIRAFFE. Mollie -What a Job his nurse must have washing his neck. Lydia Yes, but what a treat to be able to reach the Jam out of the cup board without having to get a chair. A Lazy Boy's Invention. The long-handled shovel has made over $300,000 for Its inventor, and the inventor was a lazy, shiftless boy of 17, named Reuben Davis, whose father liv ed in Vermont at the time. He set Reuben to digging dirt and loading it on a wagon, and the short-handjd shovel made the boy's back ache. Ope afternoon when his father was awfly, he took out the short handle and sub stituted a long one and found the work much easier. When the father reached home Reu ben got a licking, but after the oSd man bad used the shovel himself be saw that it was a good thing and gpt it patented. They are now mannl tared almost by the million. Thlt boy's backache turned out to be a g thins for the Davis family. Bell Chase. In the game of bell chase the Pay ers stand In two lines, facing eaCi other, at a considerable distance. A. dumb-bell Is placed on the ground Si the center of the open space between the lines. The end players opposite each other start, upon a signal. : Id get the bell; the one, reaching it ni must Dick it up and return to hi place, before his opponent can him. If he does this the oponent comes his prisoner, and must stand behind him. If he is tagged before reaching his place, he becomes th opponent's prisoner and must stan behind him. I Satisfied With Raw Water. j "Mamma," said little Edith as tbel, were passing a drug store, "can I havl a glass of soda water?" j "Not now. dear," was the reply. . "Then can I have some lemonade? " "No," answered her mother; "I for got my purse and haven't any mocry. to pay for It" ) "Oh. dear!" exclaimed the dlsci pointed Edith, "then I suppose 111 jxr' hay to be satlsfed with raw water. Manifesting Her Leva. ' ) He had taken his punishment ITrs a little man and for some time tTl ward had been buried- in ttrr ' "Mamma. ha said finally. "T7e3. V . j lie?" "Do yon really apaxz rci t cans yon sore me so much? TI V tho reasca I ciixi you. wms," fctat m irr rrr ar . . Tfca Pre.: -art. -Cr":r Tj jzt cutr c . . " " :. Dj2mM3 Cj LAUnriCE Tred," Said Aunt Hildreth to tho young man who had come down with rod and gun and dog for a week's Cay. "you hare finished with coJ Irre." "And college has finished with me." Lvt laughed. ""You barely scraped through." "Barely, aunt." "And you haven't yet seriously thought of a profession?" "Why, aunt, I couldn't run a frog farm! Tm a dead failure. I don't know as much as I did before you spent all that money to send me through college. It's absurd for me to talk of taking up a profession. I might possibly make a book convass er. but I can think of nothing else. I'm careless, happy-go-lucky lot, and I'm here to own up to it. I guess you spoiled me by being too good to me." Fred Wanless was Aunt llildreth's nephew. She hadn't legally adopted him, but he had lived with her since he was a boy of ten. and now he was past 23. She had money, and it was generally understood that every dol lar would be left to him. He hadn't been unduly pampered, and he hadn't taken advantage of her kindness and generosity, but he was one of the thousands of young men who are easy-going, and won't work until obliged to. Nothing further was said on the subject for two days, and meanwhile Aunt Hildreth carried a very sober face. Fred noticed it. and it worried him. At length he asked if she was worrying about anything. "Yes, I am." was the reply. "Fred. I'm sorry - to tell you that I've lost money." That was strictly true. She had lost a five-dollar bill the week before he came. "That's too bad, aunt," was the re ply. "You got a sure tip and lost on it, of course? Well, you must cut down my allowance." "I'm afraid I'll have to. I'm afraid you'll have to do some serious think ing about your future." "I'm willing. I'm going over to the pond for a couple of hours' fish- The Wild Yell She Echoed Far and Near. ing, and I'll have it all settled when I come back. Don't you worry about my part of It." The young man went away whis tling as merrily as If he had been told that his aunt had made a hun dred thousand dollars, and when be returned with a couple of bass It was to say: "Aunt, I've struck it. You've lost money, and I can't wait to learn law or medicine or to become a second Horace Greeley. I spoke about book canvassing the other day. It's a light, genteel employment, and it's mostly outdoor work. I knew fellows at col lege who made big money at it during vacation." "And you will take it up?" was asked. "Sure. I get a hustle on me to morrow. I go up town to interview a publisher. When I come back I'll begin right here in the country. If you'll lend me the pony and phaeton. I think IH try a book of poetry." "If you do, I think I can tell you where to make a sale. The Jewetts live two miles up the road. Miss Polly Jewett Is something of a poet herself., as I have heard." "All right, aunt. Miss Polly may consider herself my prisoner." When Aunt Hildreth saw that her nephew was in earnest, and that the changed order of things had already roused him, she was conscience-stricken; but she had made a resolve and she stuck to it. The trip to the city was made, a publisher interviewed, and Mr. Fred Wanless returned with the outfit of a book canvasser canvassing, in this case for: "Fireside Memories in Verse." The publisher had predicted great things for him. Ills commis sions should amount to at last $200 a week. He was sure to reform the profession of book canvassing. Just as a clerk from a, "gent's" furnishing COST OF AMERICAN LUXURIES Money Spent for Creature Comforts Is Not Necessarily Wasted, but Reveals Optimistic Spirt. - The New York Times observed that In 1910 the cost of so-called luxuries indulged in by Americans . included these items: Jewelry. $300,000,000; confectionery. $365,000,000; automo UTM. $495,000,000; tobacco. $450,000. C;3; alcoholic drinks. $1,745,300,000; tstaL $343,300.000. "Waste, extrava Cance! howl the economists and the rrailst. Yes, there Is a percentage f j waste due to overindulgence and t OTerchargea by retailers, particu T r!y in the matter of liquid refresh ,zVL Cut this waste, comparative ' tweaking. Is only IncidentaL j cpent for "creature comforts" 3 , laxartes . Is not necessarily V A UZs narrowed down to the xjzzxssxk la a very colorless. " crrt cf existence. It la , t:l:llrr overtadslzenee on U tzzm tsan undeiindul- ) E-23 EcnnnosLss ALFuZD CLAY store reforms the stage whoa he turns actor. Next morning the horse and phae ton were brought out, and the nephew Jogged away for tba Jewett home. "You will probably meet with some rebuffs." said the aunt as he was ready to start. "Oh. of course of course. That's what the publisher said, but I shall not be discouraged. If I can get Polly Jewett's name to lead off with I guess 111 be all light. And as the book canvasser took the road Miss Polly Jewett finished wash ing her hair and was sitting out In the sun to dry It. She had a hammock suspended between two trees on the lawn, and there was sun there in plenty. It was doing Its work on her hair, and she was lazily swinging to and fro, when a bumble bee came that way. He went around with a bluff on each shoulder. He espied the girl in the hammock and alighted to Inves tigate. He was met with a slap that knocked him a rod away, but he got up at the count of nine and came back. He alighted on Miss Polly's shoulder, and the wild yell she utter ed was echoed far and near. The yell was heard by the book can vasser, who was Just driving up. He leaped from his vehicle, dashed through the gate, and headed the girl off and asked what was the matter. She continued to scream and point to her shoulder. The old bumble bee was still lingering about ready for round No. 2, and Fred understood and said: "Ah, he stung you! Well, I believe they use camphor or alcohol or flax seed poultice in such cases. Your mother will know. Lucky he didn't sting you on the nose!" Miss Polly suddenly ceased her fuss. That Is, ehe suddenly realized that she had on a dressing sack that her hair was down that one of her slip pers was run over, and that a well- dressed and gentlemanly looking young man stood before her with a smile on his face. "Whom do you wish to see, sir!" she stiffly Inquired. "Thi is Miss Polly Jewett?" "It is, sir!" "I called to see Miss Polly Jewett about poetry, but finding her suffer ing from the fiendish conduct of a gi gantic bumble bee, I will delay my er rand to another time." And he raised his hat and bowed and walked to his vehicle and drove away. The girl stood on the veranda and looked after him for two min utes, and then turned away with the observation: "I don't think he's a publisher and he isn't a poet and I can't say it's an idiot, and I'll kill that old bumble bee if it takes me a week!" Mr. Wanless drove back home. He didn't want to bustle the canvassing business too fast. The publisher had told him to go slow until be got the hang of it. "Well, did Miss Jewett subscribe?" aaked- Aunt- Hildreth as her nephew arrived. "No, aunt. She had Just been stung by a bumble bee, and I didn't introduce the 'Fireside Memories' to her notice. The publisher said I hadn't better tackle people with broken arms or legs or other griefs. "But you will go again." "Tomorrow, aunt, but not as a book canvasser. I shall ask for the privilege of protecting Miss Polly against bumble bees all the rest of her happy days." "Why, Fred, you haven't fallen in love with her!" "Head-over-heels!" "And you intend " "To court her and to marry her and then get a Job in a stone quarry to support her." "Hut I lt haven't lost my money and I wanted you to see Polly and fall In love with her and and " And a scheming and loving old aunt, and a nice young man. and a whole lot of money can accom plish much.. Cretans Always Ride. We have to go back to a very early date to find the Cretans without hors es. The earliest record of the coming of the horse to Crete Is in my posses sion. It may even point to the first horse that every arrived in the island. The figure of a horse, with a tree in the background, is cut intaglio in one side of a tbree-slded sealstone. Per haps the owner, who used it to stamp the clay seals of that prehistoric pe riod, was a horse dealer, like the Iceni of Norfolk, only thousands of years be fore them. Or perhaps in the course of his import and export tradecarried on nearly 2,500 years before Christ, he had acquired a hor.se In exchange. One wonders whetfeer his neighbors envied him this strange animal, and asked him sarcastically if he were go ing to keep a menagerie, and cbafid him about bis white elephant. Now the Cretans are so wedded to their animals that they have a saying that nobody walks but asses and dogs, and thi Greek word which signifies an es fate means in Crete an animal. Prof. C. H. II awes. In Wide World. On the Ship. "Ma, did you observe that man walk ing up and down the deck what a searching expression he has?" "Guess he's a custom-bouse officer." odd things. Apparently they prove that the American woman is fonder of candy than she Is of Jewelry, which may, as one pleases, either be considered an Indication that she has an unusual love for things that tickle the palate, or a proof that she has be gun to discount barbaric array. The figures for tobacco are not relatively high when one considers that both sexes now Indulge in the weed to a considerable extent. Except possibly in one instance the figures are en couraging rather than otherwise, be cause they reveal an optimistic spirit In the people. As a rule pessimists are not open-banded. He Put Up. "Which Is proper." Inquired the par tleular new arrival, "to say 'stop at a hotel or 'put op at a hotel V " ' ' "Both. replied the register clerk. "But yoa must pot s?p at this hotel before yoa eaa stop at It." Drowsy tsars I. M. P. Cunius I had a hard time this morning to make a man take f 10. Goets Dunn You don't say! Who was be? I. M. P. Cunius My tailor, and I owe him $100. Cure for His Dyspepsy. Hogan Phwat makes ye swally all your dinner in two minutes, Grogan? Are yes at In' on a bet ? Grogan It's for the good av me dyspepsy, Molke. Sure the docther tould me to rlst an hour after at in', and bow else am Ol goin to git the hour of rist in onless Oi ate lolke the dlvll?" THE ALARMING PREVALENCE OF ECZEMA Finds Victims Among Every Race, Age and Condition. Of all the diseases of tho skin and icalD which torture and disfigure man kind, tbrea-fourtbs are eczematous. Millions are born with eczema, and it is the only thing other millions have left when they die. Neglect in infancy and childhood. Irritating conditions af fecting the skin, ignorance of its real nature. Improper remedies and many other causeB that might bo mentioned have created an eczema which, with varying severity, has afflicted count ess numbers during their entire lives. Eczema is a skin disease. It is not re garded as hereditary, nor cnntuglous, and is impartially distributed among the rich and poor, tho high and low. The BEonizine itching and burning of the skin, causing loss of sleep, is usual ly the most distressing symptom and is caused by the bursting of little vesicles filled with an acrid fluid, which burns as with fire the denuded skin. New vesicles form, fill and burst, scales form uuon scales, and crusts upon crusts until disfigurement Is added to torture. One of the most successful treat ments for eczema, whether applied to the youngest infant or the oldest per son, is hot baths with Cutlcura Roan and gentle anointings of Cutlcura oint ment. For more than a generation. these pure, sweet and gentlo emolli ents have proved the most efficient aeents in tho speedy and permanent relief of all forms of eczemas, rashes, Itchlngs and Irritations of the skin and scalD. Although Cutlcura soap and ointment are sold by druggists and dealers everywhere. In order ihst those who have suffered long ana hopelessly and who have lost faith in everything may make trial of them without charge, a liberal sample or. each will be mailed freo to any ad dress, together w ith a 32 page pamph let, giving a description and treatment of the various forms of eczema, as well as other affections of the skin, scalp, hair and hands send to "Cutl cura," Dept. W, Uotiton. Why? Just Because. Tapa," said the little boy, "why do they say a woman Is 'setting her cup for a man' when she wants to marry bim?" "Because, my son," explains the father,' softly, "if she sets her bonnet for him she knows blamed well the price of it will scare Mm to riHth." Preliminary Suspension. "How did Jobble's wife manage to flang up "are curtains?" "I think by making JoLMe hang up his watch." Shop Talk. The Customer (unite seriously) An' how's oir llv'r today, wr? The Butcher Fine and dandy, Mrs. Flaherty and only fifteen cents a pound! Praise not a woman for what she hath, but for what she hath not, and thy reward shall Iw exceeding great. Jelett Hurgess. BLDQRef SENNA ro COLDS AND HADACHE& INDKXSTION AMD OU STOMACH. CAS AND FEJtMCNTATION, CONSTIPATION AND UJOUSNC5S.WTTH MOST SATISFACTORY I CALIFOnrilAFIGSVRUPCO. IN THE CIRCLE ON EVERY PACKAGE OF THE the woNDtaruL poruLAJtmr or the cxNume syrup or ncs and cuxia or senna has led unscrupulous MANUFACTURERS TO OFFER IMITATIONS. IN ORDER TO MAKE A LARGER PROFIT AT THE EXPENSE OP THEIR CUSTOMERS. IT A DEALER ASKS WHICH SIZE YOU WISH, OR WHAT MAKE YOU WISH, WHEN YOU ASK FOR syrup or ncs and euxik or senna, he ts prepar ing TO DECEIVE YOU TELL HIM THAT YOU WISH THE CCNUINt. MANUFACTURED RY THE CALIFORNIA PIG SYRUP CO ALL RELIABLE DRUGGISTS KNOW THAT THERE IS RUT ONE GENUINE AND THAT FT IS MANU. fACTURED RY THE CALIFORNIA PIG SYRUP CO ONLY NOTE THE NAME PSJNTED STRAIGHT ACROSS. NEAR THE SOTTOM. AND IN THE CIRCLE. NEAR THE TOP OP EVERY PACKAGE.OP THE GENUINE ONE SIZE ONLY. FOR SALE RY ALL LEADING KaWGGISTS REGULAR PRICE SO PER ROTTLE. lYtup or ncs and euxir or senna ts especially adapted to the meeds or LADslS AND CHILDREN. AI IT H MILD AND PLEASANT GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE. AND ABSOLUTELY PRES PROM OBJECTIONABLE INGREDIENTS. IT IS EQUALLY BENEFICIAL fOR WOMEN AND FOR MEN. YOUNG AND OLD PGR SALE RY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS. ALWAYS RVY THE GENUINE. (iLQFomDA Foe Syrup Cot PAUfflTER WAS CURED By Lydia E. PinkJiam'j Vegetable Compound Baltimore. MJ- "I sonil you here. with the picture of my fifteen year oM uaugriWT Alice, wn'i was restored to health by I.v.lla '. Tiuklum's Vc'ta. Lie C'oniioun1. Mm was laic, with dark clrcKs under her ey. weak an l Irri table. TwodilTerent doctors treated her and called it llreeu Mcknem, but she prew wnrsrt all th tlmi I.vill.i I I'lnk. ham's Vegetable Compound was r'c cminemled. and after takini? three ltot tles she has regained her health, thanks to your medicine. 1 can recommend it for all female troubles." Mrs. I A. CoRKitAV, 1103 KutUnd btrcet, 1U1U. more, Md, Hundreds qf such letters from moth era expresidnjr their gratitude for w !i;it Lydia 11 llnkham's Vegetable Coin- Ixiund has accomplished for them h;tv een reoiived ty the J.ydla K. HnkhAtii Medicine Company, JLynn, Mass. Younsr Girls, Heol This Advice. Cilrls who are troubled with painful cr Irregular period, backache, head ache, dragging-down sensations, faint ing sjh'IIs or indigestion, should tak immediate action and be reKtored to health by Lydia V. rinklintn's Yetfe. table Compound. '.Thousands have Leva restored to health by its us. Write to Mr. IMnTklumi, Lyun, Mc tor advice, free A Spicy Subjtct. John Itne, the well known publish er, said Ht a literary dinner in New York: "As an editor I find nobody ho p-r-slstent as tin amateur contributor. If the amateur were half ntt liigcnloiiK in writing hit material n in trying to land it, he w ould Income a I )ii kt it lu no time. "An mnnteur mid the other day to an editor I know: "'Allow mo to pubnilt this Ixar story.' "'My readers don't rare for hear stories said the i-dltt r. 'TVy want something rplcy,' "Hut this,' said the nmntmir, is a story about a cinnamon benr" Splendid Development. "Developed your gold mln any as yet?" "Sure. I started with lHk room, and now I have a suite." Kansas City Journal. Tsvlor's Chrrokre Remrdy i,f Swt Gum snl MhIIpii i Nature's (rn-wt iimoiH Cures (Vnitdix, (VMn, ('rup hu'I imoiiri(( ('mildi anil nil throat srnl Itiiin troublrs. At drugrifcts, 2.V, 50c snd fl.OD pr bottle. Wo are interested in others when they are interested in us. Publius Syrus. CurfifM Ten contain ni hnrmfnl driig. Compowd of Ih-rit. it is n Moid hiidllve. Man's best poHsewslon la a sympa thetic wife. Euripides. Mauy a man goes broke n Health then wealth. Dlames Lis mind says it don't work rlht; but all the time it's hit boutlt. They don't work liver dead and the whole synU-m pets clofrptxl with poison. Nothing kills pood, clean-cut brain sctlon like con stipation. CABCAllETJi will relieve and euro. Try it now. m CARCARKTS l' a bo lortwMk'l treatment. All druggists. lUggsst ssllsr la lbs world. Million buss taonfli. MEN AND Kidney trouble ir-v upon Hie tuin.l, rtliw-our-itU'H sni li-SMcfis HmM tlm: ti'uutv. visor si'l WrOll4TT li'rfulii-i) sunn illssp- sr out of trl'r r flHMi-. Fur food re sults uh" 1 r. Kilmer's H trip- Hoot tl.s sri'Ht kl1ney reriirtlv. At flrugrlsts Hum file tiottl" lv tnull fr"', mImo j mrb l"t. Ad'lress, Dr. Kilmer A Co, ItlngtiamtMn, N . T. Cheap Round Trip Tickets On sale to all pointtt on the M. & N. A. Ft. R. 'North Arkanaaf Line" First and Third Tuesdays of Kach Month 9M'lsitl for farmers, iiisnuf uM urers s nl lor r I'hMiita. Write Uxi y for rate sikI information. CO. Whitney, Traffic Mgr., Eureka Springs, Ark. RESULTS. 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