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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
Every woman knows how
to brew tea—her own way—
and she likes to have her
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.
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
The Santa Fe intends to keep its
fas! flyer at the front.
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
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
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.
There is good and bad
tea; there is good and bad
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
Tell your friends if you
like it; if not, tell your
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
duty as a taxpayer an' a patriot when
he pins a campaign badge on hts coat
lapel-"— Washington Star.
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
or o3&ZlZ572& /xx&w
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
It's all because
"They are very fond of each other,
know, but of course, Dick is—well,
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
"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
"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
"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
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
"And she will never get it," added
"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
"But with Frances as my rife
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
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.
I had a hard task to win over Mra.
"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
"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
"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
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
The immediate results of Mrs.
Lacy's consent to the engagement
were moot p-'r-ournE'ing.
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
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
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.
RARE PRESENCE OF MIND.
Deacon's Prayer Was Quickly and Sat
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
"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
"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
" '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:
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.
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.''
The Frost Herald.
Oh, Miss Katydid, I wish vou'd come
I's weary of de locus' an' I'a hungry foh
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
'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.
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.
Is strength all ?
If money is plenty, no.
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.
How much does it cost to
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
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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
Where tea and spirit
right, there is little danger of
going-astray in the business.
Birds Unable to Fly Backward.
Strange as it may appear. It Is a
fact that no bird possesses the power
to. fly backward.