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Shoes That Fit!
Do you know what it is, and how good it feels to have a shoe that feels just right? Anew customer of ours said to us: “You ought to advertise how you fit shoes. Look at these of mine; they don’t pinch any where, yet they are not loose. They support my foot at every point. 1 never had a pair be fore that hugged up under the arch of my foot like these do.” The kind that she wore you will find illustrated here: The Store of Quality. Talking Down. The superintendent of a Sunday school class in Philadelphia recently called upon a visitor to “say a few words” to the class, the members of which are mostly children of tender age. The visitor, a speaker well known for his verbose and circumlocutory mode of speech, began his address as follows: “This morning, children, 1 purpose to offer you an epitome of the life of St Paul. It may be perhaps that there are among you some too young to grasp the meaning of the word ‘epitome.’ ‘Epitome.’ children, is in its signification synonymous with sy nopsis.”—Philadelphia Ledger. Explosive Diamonds. A curious fact about diamonds is that it is not uncommon for the crys tals to explode as soon as they are brought up from the mine. Sometimes they have burst in the pockets or the warm hands of miners, due to the ef fect of increased temperature. Large stones are more likely to do this than small ones. Valuable stones have been destroyed in this way. To safeguard them some dealers place large dia monds in raw potatoes for safe trans port from South Africa. Nonreversible. Lang—Didn’t you tell me that you made yourself solid with Mrs. Vane by asking her if she was herself or her daughter —couldn’t tell them apart and so on? Strang—l did. What about It? Lang—Why. I tried the same gag with the daughter, and It didn’t go for a cent—Boston Transcript Took the Cue. “Now,” said the teacher, who had been describing the habits of bears, “what is the fiercest animal in the polar regions, Johnny?” “Why—er—er,” stammered Johnny. “Come, don’t you remember? The pol” “Oh, sure; the polecat!”—Philadel phia Press. An Explanation. Little Dot—Mamma, I was playing with your best tea set while you were away, and when you bring it out for company you’ll be shocked, ’cause you’ll think one of the cups has a hair in it, but it isn’t a hair. Mamma— What is it? Little Dot—lt’s only a crack.—Pick-Me-Up. Called the Turn. “What’s the old lady doing now?” asked the old stocking in the work basket “She’s getting out her needle and yarn.” repfied the scissors. “Well, well,” exclaimed the stocking, “I’ll be darned.”—Philadelphia Press. The Department Store It is a dongola kid, welt sole, straight last, in different widths, and we sell it for $3.50. (Selby make). Mark Twain Caught Out. A poet, a pair of trousers across his knee, sat in his attic trying to thread a needle. “The proper way,” he said, “is to hold the thread still and push the nee dle toward it or to hold the needle still and push the thread toward it. Mark Twain says both ways are right Then he says they are both wrong.” Taking down “The Prince and the Pauper,” the poet read: “He did as men have always done and probably always will do to the end of time—held the needle still and tried to thrust the thread through the eye, which is the opposite of a wo man’s way.” Then the poet, taking down “Huckle berry Fiun,” read: “ ‘Bless you. child, when you set out to thread a needle don’t hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it Hold the needle still and poke the thread at it. That’s the way a wo man most always does, but a man al ways does t’other way.’ ” Who Would Want to Bea Lama? The lama pilgrims among the Tibet an Hindoos, as they pursue their moun tain pilgrimages, literally measure off the distance with their bodies. The distinguished traveler Sven Hedin. writing of his discoveries in Tibet in Harper’s Magazine, describes them as lying down full length on the ground, making a mark on the road, rising and stepping forward to the mark, once more to fall fuii length. One such walking journey as this, says Dr. Hedin, equals thirty ordinary ones. Among the lamas jilso are to be found those who immure themselves in a dark cave for life, food being passed in through a passage or hole under ground. Should the dish be one day untouched those outside may know that the-sacrificial prisoner has died— seated, since all good lamas must die seated, in the wooden frame which was fashioned for him when he was entombed. __ So Bad as That! A young medical student who was calling upon a girl volunteered to sing and help entertain the company which arrived unexpectedly. At the end of his second solo he turned to the young lady and remarked: “I am thinking of taking vocal lessons. Do you know of a good teacher?” “Yes, indeed,” was the quick reply, “I know the very one for you. Here is his address and she scribbled the name on a card, giving it to the stu dent Next day he called up the teacher by telephone: “Is this the instructor of vocal music?” “The what?” was the answer. “The vocal teacher?” was repeated. “Naw,” came the reply, “I don’t teach nothing. I file saws!”—Ladies’ Home Journal. Big Reduction in Ladies’ and Misses’ Tailor-Made Suits. iJf^% ¥'/L\%}\ HM mMfW MS 1 m w& ik prrmtm W$ (y inr i v- •* . -Jj i . . BROWN 6 PRINGLE,. prices we are now making is at about the cost of the material. Come in and look them over: $19.00 Suits reduced to $14.98 20.00 Suits reduced to 15.00 21.00 Suits reduced to 15.89 22.50 Suits reduced to 16.00 25.00 Suits reduced to 17.75 28.00 Suits reduced to 19.75 30.00 Suits reduced to 22.50 First come, first served; come while the assortment is still good. Just Names. She had passed a season abroad, and in London, she said modestly, her suc cess had been unprecedented. The earl said lie could readily believe that. “The dinner,” she resumed, “that Lady Featherstonhaugh”— “Excuse me. The name is pronounc ed Freestonhay,” said the earl. “Well, at the dinner Lord Dalzell”— “Though written Dalzell, It it pro nounced Deal. But pray go on.” “He and Sir Dugald Colquhoun”- “You mean Calhoun. Yes?” “And Lady Leveson-Gower and Mr. Bohun”— “Lewson-Gore and Boone are the correct pronunciations. But I’m inter rupting you.” “Not at all. All these persons and Lord St. Maur drank”— “Not St. Maur—Seymour. Well?” “Oh, I forgot what I was going to say. You’ve quite put me out with your corrections.” “And your story was just getting in teresting, too,” said the earl regret fully.—New Orleans Times-Democrat. Professor Blackie’s Opinion. A correspondent sends an anecdote concerning the attempt of a serious minded lady to lure Professor Blackie into giving his opinion of Sankey’s hymns at a time when they had an enormous vogue. The lady was giving the professor lunch, and he tried to fob her off by praising a Stilton cheese on the table. Some time after the lady sent him a copy of Sankey and a piece of the cheese, hoping thus to draw him. She succeeded to the extent of :hese four lines of verse: Thrice blessed is she that hath done what she could To make a lean man fat and a bad man good— For the body, cheese; for the soul, San key; For both, thankee. —Glasgow Herald. A Sense of Propriety. “So you stole this man’s ax?” said the judge. “Yessah. I reckons dar ain’ no use tryin’ ter spute de facts.” “What did you do that for? He said he would have been perfectly willing to lend you the ax.” “Yes; but you see, jedge, dat man’s on’y jes’ moved in de neighborhood. I doesn’ know him wel enough ter go ’roun’ ter his house borryin’.”—Wash ington Star. Accepted. “Quills has had a story accepted at last,” remarked a journalist to a col league. “Surely not,” was the rejoinder. “Y q s. He went home at 2 o’clock this morning with an awful yarn, and his wife believed it.” All argument will vanish before one touch of nature.—Coleman. In order to close out our misses' and ladies' winter suits, we have made the following enormous cuts in prices: SIO.OO Suits reduced to - - $ 7.89 15.00 Suits reduced to - - 10.98 16.50 Suits reduced to - - - 11.98 17.50 Suits reduced to - - - 12.89 18.00 Suits reduced to - - - 13.58 18.50 Suits reduced to - - - 14.25 You cannot afford to let this opportunity go by as the ~A Division of Purpose. Some years ago the Yankee schooner Sally Ann, under command of Captain Spooner, was heating up the Connecti cut river. Mr. Comstock, the mate, was at his station forward. According to his notion of things the schooner was getting a “leetle” too near certain mud flats which lay along the larboard shore. So aft he went to the captain and, with his hat cocked on one side, said: “Cap’n Spooner, you’re getting a lee tle too close to them flats. Hadn’t you better go abeout?” The captain glared at him. “Mr. Comstock, jest you go for’ard and tend to your part of the skuner. I’ll tend to mine.” Mr. Comstock went for’ard in high dudgeon. “Boys,” he bellowed out, “see that that er mud hook’s all clear for lettin’ go.” “Aye, aye, sir!” “Let go, then!” he roared. Down went the anchor, out rattled the chains, and like a flash the Sally Ann came luffing into the wind and then brought up all standing. Mr. Comstock walked aft and touched his hat. “Well, cap’n, my part of the skuner is to anchor.”—Everybody’s. Men Should Brush Their Hair More. “Very few men brush their hair enough,” said a downtown barber. “Fact. Most ills of the scalp can be traced to that fault. You see it’s this way: A man is generally in a hurry when he dresses, and he never takes time to brush his hair—simply smooths it down, generally only with a comb— and as a result dandruff is allowed to accumulate and trouble begins. Now, with a woman it’s different. A woman has to carefully brush her hair at least once a day. If she didn’t it would be a pretty mess. It’s very length saves her, for in brushing it each day she gets out all sorts of impurities, dan druff and the like, all of which is for her own good. Now, that is the chief reason why fewer women suffer from dandruff than the unfortunate mem bers of the opposite sex, and it is also the reason why the hair is a woman’s crowning glory even if she is fair, fat and forty. So brush your hair every morning thoroughly if you want to keep in the swim.”—Philadelphia Record. A Polite Turn Down. Sir Algernon West in his reminis cences tells this story of Robert Browning: “When he had become fa mous someone wanted very much to meet him. A kind friend arranged a meeting, and the guest besieged Browning with questions and conver sation during dinner, and even after dinner he continued buttonholing his victim. ‘Come,’ said the poet, ‘this will never do. They will say I am monopolizing you!’ ” Useless. There was some speculation as to whether the instrument would benefit the old gentleman or not. One was holding the ear trumpet while anoth er was explaining its use and showing old Mr. Borrows how to hold it to his ear. “Say something to him through it Joe,” said one to the other. Now, Joe had long waited for an op portunity to reach Mr. Borrows’ ear. So, speaking very distinctly into the trumpet, he said: “You’ve not paid me that sovereign you owe me yet, Mr. Borrows.” But the old gentleman put the in strument down, with disappointment on his face, and they could see it was a failure even before he had time to say: “That thing’s not a bit of good to me!” And he sighed, but his sigh was not so deep as that which came from Joe. —London Express. It's a big thing to do—to under take to make Fall or Winter suits and overcoats of all wool —genuinely all wool through and through —and sell them at from % IO to S2J. That isjust what is done by the manufacturers of CLOTHCRAFT. No other manu facturers in the whole world even try to do it. Believing that you ought to have i chance to get the C. H. BABCOCK Groceries. guarantee of the best coffee money can buy. Try it and be convinced. Prices: 20c, 25c and 35c lb. • " Tycoon Tea per pound 50c Other Tea per pound at 25 and 40c Tea Dust per pound at 15c Banano, anew drink, at 10 and 25c i Apples per peck 25, 35 and 40c Lemons per dozen at 18c Jersey Sweet Potatoes, 8 lbs* for 25c Pie Pumpkins, fine grain, each 5c Fancy Walnuts per pound 16c New Halibut, extra thick, per pound 20c Best Granulated Sugar, 18 pounds for SI.OO White Lily Flour per sack $1.25 Purity Flour per sack $1.35 Corner Stone Flour per sack $1.45 ALL GUARANTEED Highest Prices paid for Produce, in cash. A BIG UNDERTAKING best clothes sold at proper prices a full stock has been put in here. Many distinct ive patterns you’ll find here now— and your size exactly. The style is the latest, the fit is certain, the making —the tailoring -perfect. You know that wool makes the best material for men’s clothing. It Coffees. Look for this trade mark when buying coffee. It is a Edgerfon, Wisconsin* Uncle Eben. “A heap o’ men,” said Uncle Eben, ‘gits a reputation foh great wisdom by pertendin’ to know mo’ dan dey does an’ den persuadin’ you to blame yoh own ig’nunce foh not comprehend in’ deir explanations.” —Washington Star. Might Have Been Worse. “Although naturally timid, I have been forced to appear before a critical public for 10, these many years,” sighed Mary of the lamb episode. “Yet,” she continued, “I have at least one thing to be thankful for. No one ever called me Mamye.” Ear Scorched by Lightning. Lightning struck the store of Hor ace Swan at Georgetown, Del., and when Swan recovered from the shock he icund one of his ears had been scorched until it was brown. keep* color—it holds shape—it stands wear. Then your own good business sense ought to lead you to get clothes you can be sure are all wool —no imitation, but wool through and through. You can be sure of CLOTH - ! CRAFT-alij wool suits and overcoats at from j $lO to $25.