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CAN'T BEAT THE BEET.
One of the Most Valuable of All Culti vated Vegetables. The beet beats all. It is one of the most, valued of cultivated plants, says Chicago Tribune. The sugar beet is a main source of sugar and alcohol. The large forage beets supply an excellent food for cattle, and the. red garden va rieties provide savory table vegetables. The usefulness of this valuable food has now been increased by t lie production of an edible flour from sugar beets. The desiccation of sliced sugar beets is prac ticed in Cermany on an extensive scale, but the produce is employed exclusively as fodder for cattle. In Belgium a meal is made from dried beets. It is entirely free from the dis tinctive flavor of the beet, and is suitable for cakes, pudding and pastry. As it contains about 65 per cent, of sugar it can often be substituted with advantage for sugar in somewhat larger quantities. The processes of desiccation and grinding not only cost less than the extraction of sugar, but preserve all the sugar of the beet, part of which is rejected in the form of molasses iu the process of su gar making. DELAY IS DANGEROUS. When the kidneys are sick, the whole body is weakened. Aches, pains tand urinary ills come, and danger of diabetes and fatal Bright’s disease. Doan's Kidney Pills cure sick kidneys and impart strength to the whole system. James Greenman, 142 East Front street, lonia, Mich., says: *T had the worst, case of kidney and bladder trouble that the doc tors had ever seen. For three months, I was confined to my bed. I was in constant pain and voided blood. On using Doan’s Kidney Pill3, I passed forty-nine gravel stones. Since then I have been well.” Remember the name—Doan's. For sale at all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Cos., Buffalo, N. Y. Moses Not Yet. Itev. Henry Van Dyke of Princeton is quoted as telling this story at a recent Presbyterian gathering: “A Connecticut pastor of a denomina tion well known to us was questioning a boy pupil of the Sunday school. The; lad answered greatly to the satisfaction of the good man, but finally the latterj was stumped when the youngster tnadel his last reply. “What commandment, my son, did Adam break when he ate the apple?” isked the pastor. “ ‘Please, sir,’ returned the boy, ‘there were no commandments at that time.' J ud ge. Wasted n Fortnne on Sikln Tronhlr, “I began to have an itching over my whole body about Beven years ago and this settled in my limb, from the knee to the toes. I went to see a great many a matter which cost me a ortune, and after I noticed that 1 did not get any relief that way, I went for three years to the hospital. But they were unable to help me there. I used all the medicines that 1 could see but became worse and worse. I had an inflammation which made me almost crazy with pain. When I showed my foot to my friends they would get really frightened. I did not know what to do. I was so sick and had be come so nervous that I positively lost all hope. "I had seen the advertisement of the Cutlcura Remedies a great many times, but could not make up my mind to buy them, for 1 had already used so many medicines. Finally I did decide to use the Cuticura Remedies and l tell you that I was never so pleased as when I noticed that, after having used two sets of Cuticura Soap, Cuticun ; Ointment and Cuticura Pills, the en* j tire inflammation bad gone. I was completely cured. 1 should be only too glad if people with similar disease would come to me and find out the truth. I would only recommend them to use Cuticura. Mrs. Bertha Sachs, 1621 Second Ave., New York, N. Y.. Aug. 20. 1909.” “Mrs. Bertha Sachs is my sister-tn law and 1 know well how she suffered and was cared by the Cuticura Reme dies after many other treatments failed. Morris Sachs, 321 E, 89tli St., New York, N. Y„ Secretary of Deutsch-Ostrowoer Unt.-Verein, Kemp ner Hebrew Benevolent Society, etc.” A Clerical Definition. Archbishop John J. (ileunon was called to Kansas City, his former home, to attend a conference of church dig nitaries. Among the churchmen pres ent was one very “stout” bishop from Kansas. liis "front” was the notable feature of bis physical make-up. lie bore a striking resemblance to figures the cartoonists draw to represent the greedy trusts. Like some Kansas peo ple, he was inclined to be just u trifle “breezy.” “What is the difference,” the rotund bishop good naturedly asked Archbish op Glenuon. “between a bishop and an archbishop?” “Well,” replied Archbishop Glennon, with a glance at the Kansas bishop’s “front,” ”1 should say it was mostly in the arch, bishop.”—St. Louis I’ost-Dis pateli. Anew mindmill apparatus for generat ing electricity for farm uso has been per fected in England. A storage battery supplies the current when the wind is not blowing. W DODDS mm, ML il \ \\| \fflm*; I WHlwmkA 3sw&im&BtWr77WKi!£3 MiiSir&ffaszLzsLii riM\ \ ■KfikSSnSiW 'Mot^KX 4 "JCSBn.'>^• v=\ . • jstWifU'.,.. " 'MM* —> * f ft yf, M. HATEVER may be thought of the mass of superstition and Jk y “pipe dreams” which have become associated with comets during their thousands of years' existence, certain it is that comets have, as a cold matter of history, appeared with won rrvvf"•f-’" derful brilliancy at periods of the world's career when there were big doings. The three men who rank in the restricted and ultra-exclusive class of world conquerors —Alexander the Great, Julias Cmsar and Napoleon the Great —had comets ambling around in the heavens at various important periods of their careers. Halley's comet itself —just the same old comet that’s going to drag the earth with its tail —appeared over Europe in 1066, shining brightly for forty days, and it was hailed as a promise of his triumph by William the Conqueror just before the battle of Hastings, while at the same time Harold of England regarded It as an omen of his own overthrow. Comets appeared at crucial times in the lives of many other great men and at crucial periods in the careers of many nations. Comets have appeared before terrible wars, devastating fam ines, frightful pestilences and brilliant victories, from the days when Abra ham was in his teens down the Rooseveltian era. And Halley's comet, during all these generations, has been hustling around in space at the modest clip of something like 100,000 miles an hour. This comet appears to the view of men once in about every seventy-five years, requiring that length of time to move around its orbit. It was last seen In 1835. The comet is named after the great English astronomer, Ed mund Halley, who lived between from 1656 to 1742, because it was he wdio definitely fixed the orbit of this comet and who accurately predieted its re turn in the year 1758 after it had appeared in 1682. He died sixteen years before the comet returned, but by his prediction he established a fame which will endure as long as does the comet. He was the first to discover and prove that, the comets which come within the range of man's vision have fixed periods of return. Ho felt that he would not live to see again the comet now known as Halley’s, but he realized if his prediction was borne out that it would prove to posterity that he had made an amazing discovery. He relied on future CURLS OR CREST. (icrninn Tcm-her Cured Noth tii k for Pcraoutil \ ilormuent. In the recent admirable biography of Prof. Carla Wenckebach of Weles ley, her close friend and successor, Margarethe Muller, has introduced to the general public a figure long hon ored for scholarship, loved for kindli ness and smiled at for quaint and de lightful oddities of character and as pect within the bounds of the “College Beautiful.” “Little Bismarck,” the girls some times nicknamed the genial but mas terful German professor, with her short hair and serviceable clothes of unconsciously mannish effect. Man nish by intention she never was, but she had. from her tomboy childhood, a curious impatience of frlperies and lack of personal vanity. She was a girl of fifteen when she wrote home casualty from school: "By the way, 1 wear my hair short now; got rid of braids, hairpins and appendages six months ago: feel very free and light without them. My friends wail about the loss of my I ‘beautiful thick hair,' but what is the j use of beauty if it causes continual j annoyance?” Some years later, in New York, she i received a comically apt reply to this youthfully philosophic query. She ! had applied to an agent to secure her a position ns governess, and was promptly assured that if she wished a recommendation she must wear more stylish clothes and change her ' wa> of doing her hair. ' 'The essential consideration is,' j the agent said, 'not what’s in your ! head, but what's on It.’ So I went to ! a little Parisian, who knew what the j matter was even before 1 explained, l ‘lf you don’t want to take the trouble ! to dress your hair every day,' she said, 'why don't you wear a false front?' 1 was just about to shout a deter mined Never! when she dextrously put one of those curly things on my head. And really—the little curls framed my face quite pleasingly, and looked exactly as if they had grown on my own scalp. Now if fortune comes my way. you will know what has attracted the fickle thing." Quite certainly, after fortune was attracted, the commercially inspired curls disappeared forever. All her j girls and her friends remember well ( wbat one of them describes as “that I wonderful square head of hers, with j its crown of short blonde hair, which bristled up over her tine brow like | the crest of an alert bird.” For details of costume or coiffure she never learued to care, although on NINE NORTH POLES IN NINE YEARS. ■ WHY IT IS POSSIBLE THAT EXPLORERS MAY DISCOVER THE BIG NAIL. The position of the poles is not constant, and observations have proved that there are a yearly counter clock elliptical movement of some feet, and a counter-clock circular movement of some feet tn diameter in a period of 428 days. The first may be due to seasonal meteorological causes; the sec ond is far more difficult to explain. In view of these movements tt is ob viously impossible for any explorer to set up a staff that shall* as it were, lengthen the axis of the world and insure that it will do so for all time. The fact that, the axis of the earth shifts from time to time was proved by Eeler years ago, but it was only lately that the displacements were meas ured with anything like accuracy at a number of stations—lllustrated Lon don News. festal occasions she donned, with a childlike taste for mere brightness, an abundance of sparkling ornaments and fairies of startlingly brilliant hues. Her Interest in her own appearance remained small; but to beauty In oth ers she was keenly responsive. In her last illness, when a lovely young student friend came to call, she in sisted that the girl's chair be so placed that she, from her bed. could comfort ably see the "pretty pussy" all the time. —Youth's Companion. Homs talk about themselves; gos sips talk about others. generations to give him his due in tame, which they have done. Sixteen years after his death the comet duly returned, as he had foretold, from which time the wandering constellation has been known as Halley’s comet. Since then many famous astronomers, including Clalvaut, Pontecoulant and Laplace of France, have calculated the dates for the comet’s return. In 1835 the comet appeared within a few days of the prediction, while this time the comet has again kept to schedule. • Halley’s comet isn’t by any means the only comet whose orbit has been determined. The orbits of 100 comets have been accurately calculated and determined. Of these sixteen have known periods of short duration. Enke’s comet has a period of three years and four months, while Peter's comet has the longest period of the sixteen. It runs to Its perihelion at the end of fifteen years and eleven months. None of these nearby comets are visible to the naked eye. The great comets which have been the cause of so much fear and trembling on the part of the ignorant and superstitious are those hav ing long periods of revolution, ranging from Westphal’s, with an orbit re quiring sixty-seven years and eight months to traverse, to the great comet of 1864, which is calculated to return after 2,800,000 years. The distinctive feature of the comet is the tail, although there are comets which are seem ingly tailless. Pictures of some of the well-known comets show the remark able variations of the caudal appendages of those heavenly bodies •which are neither sun, .moon nor stars. The comet of 1861 had seven brilliant tails and several not so bright. The upper one resembled the wing of a flying fish. The Cheseaux comet of 1744 looked like an illuminated porcupine. The broad-tailed visitor of 1811 was notable for the two side stripes in closing a thin veiling of gas through tvhich many of the more brilliant stars were visible. The most remarkable tail of all known comets was the one sported by Newton’s comet of 1680. It looked like a titanic tapeworm and its length was 120,000,000 miles. Its nearest approach to the sun was 147,- 000 miles, and it is due to return in the year 2355. This tail, however, was surpassed by the tail of the comet of 1811, which was 132,000,000 miles long. Beside these the tail of Halley’s comet looks like a dot. It has been computed that In all there are probably about 7,000,000 comets dashing around through space. But of all these millions of comets and of all the scores of these mil lions which are said to lave appeared to the eyes of men just before great historic occurrences, that which gets its name from Halley Is said to fit one whose appearance has been attended with the most baneful results to humanity. Here, of course, we leave science behind and get into the midst of a lot of superstition, more or less distorted history and a vast realm of the mystical. At that, however, there is no question that Halley's comet has been seen prior to some events of the utmost significance in the annals of the human race. Among the great events of history which are stated to have been sig nalized by the appearance of comets were the sacking of Rome by Alaric in 410, the overthrow of Attila in 449, the birth of Mohammed In 570, the death of Charlemagne in 814, the Black Death of 1347, Tamerlane’s Inva sion of Europe in 1402, massacre of St. Bartholomew in 1572, birth of Na poleon In 1769, invasion of Russia by the Grand Army of France under the Emperor in 1812, death of Napoleon at St. Helena In 1821, the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 and the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-5. In addition, many sacred writers have held that the Star of Bethlehem, whose shining trail guided the wise men from the East, was a comet. —Chicago Record-Her ald. What It Hay tome To. "I’ve just thought of a brand new philanthropy,” said Mr. Dustin Stax. "What is it?" “I’m going to found a home for ex billiouaires who impoverished them selves by donations." Washington Star. lloftnieroum Mirth. “What makes you laugh so loudly whenever Bliggins tells a funny story?" “In self-defense. I want to make so n.ach noise he can't tell another."— Washington Star. LIQUOR BILL FOR 1909. Whisky Alone font Consumers Three Hundred Million Dollar*. During the fiscal year 1909, 116.852,- 90S gallons of spirits were distilled I from grain in the United States. What the value of this flood of liquor may have been cannot positively be stated. ! The output of the distilled malt and vinous liquors and allied products in the year 1905 was reported by the cen sus bureau to be worth more than $440,000,000. In the year 1909 1,591,- 738 gallons of brandy, 610,305 gallons of rum, 2,497,070 gallons of gin and 56,183,652 gallons of whisky were placed on the market in the United States. The total value of all these products at the place of manufacture was probably not less than $135,000,- 000. But these figures in no way measure the cost of distilled liquor to the consumer, McClure’s says. They ; do not include the government inter nal revenue tax or the cost of whole : saling and retailing the "goods.” As sold in the “saloon” at 10 or 15 cents a "drink.” the cost of whisky, or what ; passes for such among consumers, is j not less than $6 a gallon. This would j mean that the annual bill of the Amer j ican public for whisky alone would be much more than $300,000,000. There j are many who place it at twice as | high a figure because of the excessive I adulteration undergone by the liquor j for the purpose of increasing its vol | ume. HiMHuiuK Towns. If we are to take the growth of cities aud towns in the Dominion of Canada represented by the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchwan there is a wonderful future for some of them. Winnipeg, the largest city, in eight years has increased from 42,- 000 to 140,000. Other places for the past eight years show this expansion. Calgary from 4,900 to 29,300; Edmonton from 2,600 to 25,000; Regina from 2,200 to 13,- 500; Branden from 5,600 to 13,000; Saskatoon from 113 to 12,200; Moose Jaw' from 1,600 to 12,000; Lethbridge from 2,100 to 10,000; Prince Albert from 4,00 to 7,000; Fernie from 1,900 to 5,300; Medicine Hat from 1,600 to 5,000. In these places $47,000,000 has been invested in new buildings in the last ’hree years, and in five years thir taxable values have been increased from an aggregate of nearly $57,000.- 000 to about $220,000,000. A farmer came to town to-day with a lot of errands to perform for his women folks.; "I'd rather take a whip ping,” he said, ' than buy for women.” TRIALS of the NEEPBMs" WMAr A LOT OF RUBBISH THESE COMIC SEC', ~ RESOLVED'-THAT WHEN AMANS STOMACH OR ATIVE PILLS KEEP YOU RIGHT Jlnnynn'* Paw Paw Pills coax the Hver Into activity by gentle methods. They do not scour, gripe or weaken. They are a tonic to the stomach, liver and nerves; invigorate instead of weaken. They enrich the blood and enable the stomach to get all the nourishment from food that is put into it. These pills con tain no calomel; they are soothing, heal ing and stimulating. For sale by all drug gists in 10c and 25c sizes. If you need medical advice, write Munyon’s Doctors. They will advise to the best of their abil ity absolutely free of Charge. MUX TOX’S, 53d and Jefferson St*., Phil adelphia, Pa. Munyon’s Cold Remedy cures a cold in one day. Price 25c. Munyon’s Rheuma tism Remedy relieves in a few hours and cures in a few days. Price 25c. IHITriUlTfr Wat son R. Coleman, Waste B**lß I fc ME I X, lugtoi). D.C. Books tree. High. ■ 1 Knit I V aat references. Beat mutts FASHION HINTS The fashion of very sheer over-dresse* or tunics, combined with heavier materi als, is exceedingly pretty, if used in good taste. The sketch shows a rose foulard, polka-dotted in black, and having a tunic of black chiffon, the hem being embroid ered in rose, as is also the vest. Hard to Please. “■Dill Bllggiijtt enjoy n.-.r.-adf ax the banquet? 1 " “I’m afraid not. He was scared all evening at the possibility' of being called en for a. sptseeh and when it was over resented the fact that he- was over- SooteL.”—W ashingtnn Star. The Noisy Klrrcf. ‘•‘A. ftrawEng publicity carrrjHiigDi fe un der way in Mrs. Primer's backyard."’ “What are yon talking about?" “A daanen pair of silk stockings are fanning the wind an Mrs* Praner’a cbithesJitae-’” —Birmingham Age-Hemlif- FertrsrmcdL “With all yortrr Tve-aWn are you afraid of tint proletariat?’''’ asked the delver in •MOcifiogjcaJ pxobtan*. “Nix I ain't?" snapped Mrs. Newricb. “We boil all our dr-in kin.* water-.*'—Phil ciletphia Record. Many a Clever Housewife Has learned that to serve Posi Toasties Saves worry and labor, and pleases each mem ber of the family as few other foods do. The crisp,dainty, fluffy bits are fully cooked ready to serve from the package with cream or good milk. Give the home-folks a treat. “The Memory Lingers" Pkgs. 10c. and 15c. Postum Cereal Company, Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich.