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Lord Mayor's Special Menu.
, Not long ago the lord mayor oC I-on ■don, when sympathy for him was ex pressed on the number of dluners he was expected to eat publicly In his year of office, explained that he had a pedal menu, and ate only courses the ngredients of which were known to Aim. ; TEA Every woman knows how to brew tea—her own way— and she likes to have her own way. Power of Light. The extraordinary resuscitating power of light recently received a curious illustration in the silver mines at l*aurtum A mine had been aban doned 2,000 years, and the seed of some poppies was found beneath the •lag of a species which had disap peared for twenty centuries. The slag feeing removed, In a short time the entire space was covered with the most gorgeous show of poppies. After their twenty centuries' rest they had bloomed as vigorously as ever with out air or water. TEA Do you think it worth while to serve good tea at your table ? American Stops 8wlss Train. Losing his new hat out of a window of a Swiss express, an American pas 1 xenger pulled the alarm cord and th< irain was stopped. He recovered his hat and cheerfully paid a $10 fine. Comforts of Travel. The porter on the California Limited this winter will be prepared to press a gentleman's trousers while he waits. This is a new wrinkle. Introduced for the benefit of fastidious dressers. It Isn't absolutely necessary to along au extra pair of trousers, either; the porter works while you sleep. On this luxurious train daily market reports are received by v.Mre; there are the latest morning and evening newspapers Issued en route, fine sta tionery, a library of western books and current magazines. A Whitley exer ciser for those who wish to keep up their athletics, and electric curling irons for the ladles are other travel comforts. The Santa Fe intends to keep its fas! flyer at the front. carry he I ion to Little Use in Worrying. Learn to take things as they are marked on the calendar of your life. Remember It is not to-morrow that you will live, but It is to-day that you are living. The affairs of yesterday are as dead as Julius Caesar, the affairs of to-morrow are mysteries which only to-morrow will unfold. Next week will be very much like this one, so let us not anticipate too much. Mm, Winslow's Soothing Syrnp. Jo*children t««thln*, softens thngum*. rndacM fa. BamwnUuu, silky* p*ln, cure* wlnUcollu. ibo * b jUla. Median Age of Negroes. The median age of negroes is 19.4 years- that Is, half the negroes in the United States are below that age. The median age is four years below that of the whites (23.4 years), a difference cloaely connected with the high birth rate and high death rate of the ne groes. A Gil Alt ANTE KI> CUKE KOIC I'lI.KS. Itctiluir. Blind, Bleeding ur Hrotriidlni; 111**. Your dniggUt will refund money If PAZO OINTMENT (ill* to cure you In < to it (i»y*. MXi. Oil Little Used In Russia. Notwithstanding the large produc tion of petroleum in Russia the use of illuminating oil In the country is small. It. has been limited by a tax on re fined oil. Recently the Baku refiners have petitioned the government ta abolish this tax on refined oil for horns consumption and to substitute for It a ♦ax on ail crude oil produced. TEA There is good and bad tea; there is good and bad tea cookery. Which have I ? It Would Arouse Her Suspicions. A man should bo very careful not to hug his wife as if he thought she was somebody eise's.—New York Press. TEA Tell your friends if you like it; if not, tell your grocer. some ple able ces, be she not tle Your grocer raturnj your moupy If you don't ^tke Sdilllluff'ft Hunt. The Political Shirker. I hates," says Uncle Eben, "to see thiokiu' he's done his whole * man duty as a taxpayer an' a patriot when he pins a campaign badge on hts coat lapel-"— Washington Star. The Rose. $ 8 Go. lovely- rote' Tell her that waates her time and That now the knows. When 1 resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be Tell har that's young. And shuns to have her graces spied That hadat thou sprung in deserts where no men abide. Thou must have uncotnmended died Small la the worth Ot beaut y from the light retired. Bid her come forth— Suffer herself to be Uealred. And not blush ao to be admired. Then die. that she The common fate of all things May read in thee— H«w small a part of time they share That are so vi oudroua. sweet and fair —Edmund Waller (ltf06-lti*7.l 8 1 Hf s 8 8 8 8 * 8 'f 'f I 8 rare 8 8 < « «< r e. BE U A r m or o3&ZlZ572& /xx&w Dri I asked, looking across the room wnere my little friend sat, pale and de jected, holding languid converse with onb of her mother's guests. "Frances is a headstrong, undntlful child," replied Mrs. Lacy, with sudden energy. "She looks the picture of mis ery, doesn't she? won't sanction her marriage with Dick Carstairs." his a It It's all because "They are very fond of each other, know, but of course, Dick is—well, rather fast. Yet the Influence of good, sweet girl might reform him." "Well, I'm not going to sacrifice my only daughter on the offchance of be ing able to reform Dick Carstairs,'' re marked Mrs. Lacy, with just indigna tion. "Frances has no father or broth er to defend her, and as I am respon sible for her I don't intend her to marry a fast man. Surely, Lady Mary, you don't think a girl ought to .marry with the object of reforming her hus band?" "My reason is entirely with you, dear Mrs. Lacy," I hastened to assure her, "but 1 am very much afraid— you know how fond I am of girls and lovers—that my sympathies are with the young couple." I think Frances had a good Idea which way my sympathies were likely to run, for next day she came to lunch and very soon started the subject of her woes. Dick adored her. she in formed me, and he had said that when once she was hts wife he would break off with all his wild companions, never touch cards and never go near a race course, "Mother is so hard,'' she complain ed, with tears in her eyes. "She won't believe in Dick. She doesn't believe he would reform if he were married. She says a girl ought to marry a man who doesn't need reforming. Dearest I*ady Mary, I know you feel for me. Isn't it the holiest mission a girl can undertake?" "To reform Dick Carstairs? Well, I don't quite know, but talk of angels and you hear the rustling of their wings. What sends you here, Mr. Car stairs? From your guilty look at each other, young people, I am of the opin ion that there has been collusion here. Now tills won't do, l can't allow you to meet at my house In defiar.ee of Mrs. Lacy's wishes. Francos. I'm ashamed of you." Dick Carstairs was by no means without good qualities, but he hau been his own master from a ve"y early *ge, and his easy good nature had vVi u it t f, f / I Dick. brought him under the influence of some very fast men, whoee bad exam ple had led Dick into a moat undesir able W8y of life. He was devotedly in love with Fran ces, and protested that she would be his salvation. He pointed out that she was of age, and therefore need not pay any attention to her mother's prohibition, but i was glad to hear lit tle Frances declare .hat she would never marry without her mother's consent "And she will never get it," added Dick gloomily. "I do not know that," I put In. "After all, Dick, you must admit that there are reasons why an affectionate mother should hesitate about intrust ing her one pretty little daughter to your care." "But with Frances as my rife I I 4\ •/ ' i* VI pilv 1 Frances. would become as steady a fellow could be wished for." "Why not become steady before marriage? I could never advise a girl to marry in the hope of reforming her husband, but if you will pledge your self to try to throw ofT every bad habit and every undesirable associate, I will exert all my influence with Mrs. Lacy to get her consent to your gagement." Frances looked radiant and Dick brightened up. He was ready to prom ise anything if only the hope of gain ing his little sweetheart were not taken from him. as en I had a hard task to win over Mra. Lacy. "All very well," she said, "and 1 dare say Mr. Carstairs has all the good qualities you say he has, but I know what kind of a life he leads, and never will I allow my darling little girl to marry a man in hopes of reforming him." "I quite agree with you; but sup pose he reforms before marriage. For give my persistency, but I am truly interested In Frances and I know to part her from Dick will break her heart." "And to be the wife of a gambler, and an Idle, aimless, wild fellow would break her heart also. He will promise anything now, but when he has attain ed his end he will be just as wild and reckless as ever." "But If you were to put him on a year's probation," I urged, "you would see how far he may be trusted. If you refuse all hope, he will go utterly to the dogs, and poor little Frances will break her heart. Let them become ergaged, on the understanding teat if Dick reforms, breaks off all bis bad habits and becomes steady, the mar riage shall take place just as soon as you are convinced you can safely sanc tion it." Mra. Lacy sat for some moments deep in thought. "My one idea is to do what is best for my child," she began at last, "and candidly, I do not think Dick Carstairs will make her a good husband. Yet, on the other hand, a longer acquaint ance with him may open her eyes ns to his true character, also he may tire of being always on his good behavior, and may withdraw from the affair. "On the whole, I think I can't do belter than to yield to your sugges tion. We will see how things are in a year. The immediate results of Mrs. Lacy's consent to the engagement were moot p-'r-ournE'ing. Frances beamed with joy and her sweet little face grew rosy and plump again. Dick grew steady, and became as manly and straightforward a young fellow as the most rigid of mothers-ln-Iaw could desire. At the end of a year Mrs. Lacy was obliged to own that the reforms tion of Dick Carstairs was complete, ar.d that she no longer feared to in trust her treasure—her treasured daughter—to him. The other day. five years after tha marriage of Frances and Dick, Mrs. Lacy said to me: "I owe my happiness and that of my dear children to you. Had 1 not taken your advice my daughter would have been a soured, disappointed old maid, and Dick would have gone entirely to the bad. Instead of being as they are now, the happiest couple and the best children that ever lived. "It is safer to get a man to reform, before marriage than to marry him first and try to reform him after ward. '—Chicago American. m RARE PRESENCE OF MIND. Deacon's Prayer Was Quickly and Sat isfactorily Answered. At a recent dinner Dr. Rainsford of New York amused the guests, all members of "the cloth," with this story as illustrative of answers to prayer, as told him by a non-clerical friend: "A southern darkey minister had as a deacon a man who had a wife and seven children. The crops had been a failure and the deacon and his fam ily had come down to their last meal. 'If I only had one sack of corn,' said he to his wife, 'I could do my plant ing in the spring and give you and the children a square meal once more.' Then he went foraging. "It was dusk when he espied the parson's corn crib on the other side of the fence, filled with tempting ears of yellow corn. By chance the dea con had an empty sack slung across one shoulder. Peering around behind end before him, he cautiously climbed the fence and crept into the corn crib. "In less than a second he was down on his knees holding the sack open with one hand and poking in the big ears with the other as fast as ha could. The deacon had his sack half filled when the click of a gun near by made him throw up Ins hand as if his time had come. But he did not lose his presence of mind, for he be gan to pray in a loud voice, as he rolled his eyes heavenward: " 'Good Lord—dear Lord—I cayn't do it! I eayn't do it! I cayn't steal the parson's corn! No. sir. I cayn't steal the parson's corn, no matter if my wife an' child'ns am starvin' to death this mlnit! They'll just have to starve. I cayn't do it—I cayn't do the the ly, has and out N. a the —did ices; a Take Rl*w Grove tally him to finds all over it!' " 'Hey, there, brother,' called a voice which the deacon recognized as the parson's, 'fill your sack, deacon; fill it to the brim.' " Going and Coming. Just a few steps from the Union depot is a small store owned by a dealer in live Irogs and game fish From this depot a large number ol trains depart each day for the Wis consin fishing grounds. The frog sel ler catches the Ike Waltons as thej leave the city and again when they return empty-handed. At his store are two signs. One of them, most easily seen by departing fishermen, reads: Live Frogs for Bait. The other is best seen when return ing to the city and reads: in to ulars TEE capital, OUR Write vinced. In cent ively witch even It ing Fine Game Fish for Un- ; lucky Anglers. : This man has sold thousands frogs during the season to people go ing fishing, but he has made greater part of his money from the sale of fish to those who have return ed empty-handed from the lakes and streams.—Chicago Inter Ocean. ol the Necessity for Learninig. "Now, you ought to be ashamed, James." said the teacher, after the children had been assigned to their classes, "to have your little sister to go Into a class ahead of you. and you so much older than she is?" "No'm. Pa says girls has smarter 'n boys." "Well, they usually are. But why does your papa say so?" "Pa says like as not a girl 'll be a old maid an' then she'll have t' know enough to teach school.'' to be The Frost Herald. Oh, Miss Katydid, I wish vou'd come along. I's weary of de locus' an' I'a hungry foh yoh song. I wants to hear you talkin' 'bout do sistei dot got los' A-golrt' no'th one Augus' day a-lookln' foh de froa'. wants to hear you pinin' an a-callln' ol her name 'Cause I's pantin' an' I's plntn' foh d« good news jes' de same. I's weary of de mockin' birds an' whlD poorwllln foh sho', want to hear about dat fros' in jes' a few weeks mo'. "' shlngton Star. fact to. fly little Dick Lacy in tha Mrs. my have to are best him WA8H BLUE, Costs 10 cents and equals ao ee&to worth of any other kind of bluing. Won't Freeze, Spill, Break Nor Spot Clothes DIRECTIONS foe use* around in the Water • At aU arise Grocers. / Antiseptic Flanellette. oi An English inventor claims to hart mr& found a process of making flaEOijette garments non-inflammable and at th« same time antiseptic. , ♦ TEA of all to as if Is strength all ? If money is plenty, no. Schilling's Best. Good-enough. t Tour ifror.-»r return* jour money If /ou Uou't like U. Duration of Life. Of 100,000 children ten years old, 89,032 will be alive at twenty-firs years old and 31,243 will survive ts the age of seventy-three. TEA How much does it cost to moneyback tea? Depends on the tea. Your grooar return* four mone/ If jqm float Uku .ScbUUutf's Heat. Britain's Imports of Eggs. Of the two billion odd eggs annually consumed in the United Kingdom less than one-third are produced In Great Britain. Nearly every country In E» rope exports vast numbers of eggs to the "tight little island." Russia does the biggest business In this line. Ask Your Druggist for Allen's Koot-tase. "1 tried ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE recent ly, and have just bought auother supply It has cured my corns, and the hot, burning and itching sensation in my feet which was almost unbearable, and I would not be with out it now.—Mrs. W. J Walker, Camden, N. J." Bold by all Druggists. 25c. Why "Matrons of Honor. "Matrons of honor" seem like an Innovation, but, as a matter of fact, a "matron" in Anglo-Saxon times, led the bride, who was followed by her bridesmaids and preceded by her mu sicians. The bride's coming in on her father's arm—a custom of later days —did away with the matron's ices; but the old custom establishes a precedent for having woman in the party. TO CUKE A COLO IN ONE OAT Take Laxative Bromo quinine Tablet*. All drur> Rl*w refund the money If It fall* to cure. 8. W . Grove » signature la ou each box. iSc. Rooted Beliefs of Indians. The Indian, when in battle and fa tally wounded, believes that if hit medicine man can reach him with hit medicine before he dies It will glvt him instant relief and he will be ablt to escape from the battlefield. Ht thinks every man Is honest until h< finds him out, in which event he losei' all confidence In him and never geti over It. *» serv married GUARANTEED MINING INVEST MENTS. We are the largest mine operators in the west and cordially invite you to write for prospectus and full partic ulars about OUR NINE ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, which have joined la forming our INVESTORS' GUARAN TEE ASSOCIATION, with $6,000,90® capital, TO GUARANTEE ALL. OH* OUR INVESTORS AGAINST LOSS. Write for free infermatlon and be con vinced. ARBUCKLE-GOODE COMMISSION COMPANY, 325 Olive Street, St. I*ouis, Mo. Kept Out Witches. In England, up to comparatively re cent times, horseshoes were extens ively used almost everywhere aa anti witch charms, and the custom Is not even yet an extinct one. No witch. It used to be said, could enter a build ing over the door of which a horse shoe—or, better still, three horse shoes—had downward. t ,yf „-.r V.) , . 4 been affixed, ( prongs TEA Where tea and spirit right, there is little danger of going-astray in the business. are Birds Unable to Fly Backward. Strange as it may appear. It Is a fact that no bird possesses the power to. fly backward.