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MILLIE E. LONGFELLOW, Puklither. MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO. If he happens to win, It Is a shrewd Divestment. If he happens to lose, it is a reckless speculation. Civilized humanity is coming rapid ly to the conviction that Gen. Sher man understated the case. The statement is made that Russell Sage is recovering from a bad cold— as if there ever was a good one. The whole Venezuelan army is re ported to be in constant, movement. He must have a nervous temperament. When man has finally brought the elements under his river will have been about the last to succumb. sway the Ohio We rdpug to report that the esteem ed Philadelphia Public Ledger start off an able editorial by saying "The imp.g'nation relucts." s The Washington Post says that Dr. Wiley Is writing poetry on the food question. be in for a new test. The poison squad seems to Fashion notes: "hour-glass figure" standing for hours at the glass to template one's figure. Cultivating the does not mean con Statistician says tho telephone Habit is changing the American voice. Would give illustrations hut, alas! they are "unfit for publication." Mr. Marconi, who has been going to marry all kinds of people for years past, has actually married, and now the rest of us can he at peace. Nearly $50,000,000 a year is said to be spent on golf. This can hardly In clude the amount spent on those cute little golf stockings, however. Naval recruiting officers are insist ing that only men with good teeth shall be taken as sailors. This does not promise well for the rations. Our valued Hellenic contemporary, the Parthenon, invites contributions from volunteers. side of the paper in correct Greek. Write only on on« A Wilmington, Del. itenced to five months in jail for ing at his mother. Good! this slighting of the whipping post! Perhaps the New York millinery firm that has just got a judgment of $1,050 against Mrs. Chadwick would ;bt glad to settle now for $10.60 in cash. man was sen swear But why Castro enjoys one advantage when threatened by naval powers. (always save his own navy by mount ing it on a flatcar and shipping it in land. He can A New York police justice has de cided that a woman's tongue is a Concealed weapon. It is a pity New 'York women can't uso votes as weapon. a A Reading, Pa., paper compliments Gov. Ponnypaeker by saying that he "rode like a Centaur." But let's see. Centaurs were not built for riding, were they? Prof. Grigori Nickolaiewitch Potanin has been arrested by the Russian gov ernment on suspicion. His name is regarded as strong circumstantial evi dence against him. Society began with the monkey din ner, science followed with the dlnosau rus tea, and now sport comes forward with the rhinoceros banquet. Finance dines regularly on lamb. So far, the prayers of (he Philadel phia people for Mayor Weaver appar ently haven't accomplished much, but it's a good ihing for the people of any city to get the praying habit. Those waves that rolled over the Cedric may not have been a hundred feet high, but when a wave is coming at you there is no time to take an ac curate geometric measurement. In France women can wear trousers by paying $10 a year. Consequently, as a rule, they do not care to. Perhaps 'this is fortunate, considering the American habit of following French fashions. The distinguished mortality is large in Monte Carlo this year. From a strictly scenic standpoint it Is the most beautiful spot in the world in which to die. In other respects it is less attractive. A man named Adams, who recently died, is referred to as "the inventor of chewing gum." Gum from the suc culent spruce tree was no doubt chew ed in the days of Adam and Eve—es SENATOR A GOOD FRIEND. Quay Willing to Go Far to Serve Those He Liked. As illustrating that the late Senalor Ijuay never forgot a kindness, it is said that he went up to the White House <>ne> morning during President McKinley's first administration asked that a woman he appointed post mistress of a small town in Missis sippi. an' "Ask me for anything in Pennsyl vania, said the president, "and it is This place is promised, and the circumstances are peculiar. The two factions of the party in Mississip pi have agreed on the person who is to have it. yours. As it is the first point on which they have come together, I can not set aside their wishes. "Before the war," said Quay, "when I was a young man, 1 taught school for three years in Mississippi, home with the parents of this woman, and they treated me as a member of tho family. They have been unfortun ate, and the daughter needs this place. I hope, Mr. President, that your an swer is not final." I made my The president shook his head. "1 regret it very much,' he said, "but under the circumstances no oth er answer is possible." "Very well," said Quay, as he turned to go. "I hope when the next Republi can convention is held, Mr. President, that the eighteen votes from Missis sippi will compensate you for the six ty-four from Pennsylvania." "Have you got it so much at heart as that, Senator?" asked the presi dent. "I have," replied Quay. I have tried to show you how much I have it at heart." The president reflected, and the fam ily who had been kind to the senior senator from Pennsylvania when he was a poor school teacher got the post office.—Philadelphia Record. Not in Her Class. The eagles were holding a conven tion—or it might have been merely caucus—on the rocky crest of a lofty hill. a Proud, regal birds they were, pierc ing of eye, sharp of beak, and strong of claw, and all the timid creatures of the air retreated to a safe distance and watched them with Presently, however, awe. a wandering turkey buzzard, attracted by curiosity, ventured to join them. They eyed her scornfully threateningly. "What are you doing here?" they said. "This is a gathering of eagles. You are a vulture, and are not in our class." ■even "You are right," replied the turkey buzzard. "I am of some use in the world, while you are thieves, robbers and murderers, and not worth a con tinental except for show, and he hanged to you!" Thereupon she turned her back upon them and flew away. Which shows, dear children, that there are two kinds of aristocracy, and that a lofty style isn't everything. —Chicago Tribune. Good-by, Travel in Tibet. One who went with Col. Younghus band to Lassa wrote of the hardships encountered as follows: "Despite the protection of almost arctic clothing one shivers until the sun rises over the eastern hill at 10 o'clock and shiv ers again when it sinks behind the op posite one at .T Icy winds sweep the valley and hurricanes of dust invade one's tent. Against this cold clothes one's self in flannel vest and shirt, sweater, flannel-lined poshteen or Cashmere sheepskin, wool-lined Glight hoots and fur woolen cap with flaps meeting under the chin. The general effect is bar baric and picturesque." one coat, or Merely Talk. He says if he should take a wife He'd have an understanding That in the partnership of life He'd be the one commanding; That, while tied not he mean and cross, He'd have it understood he Was absolutely, solely boss. He says he would—but would he? He says if madam should Indulge In too expensive fancies She'd quickly find he had the bulge On her extravagances If ugly, he'd take her to cask: But if she would be good he Would buy her all that she could ask, He says ho would—but would he? He talks a good deal in that strain And seems to get quite nettled If doubts are urged. He will explain He's got the whole thing settled. If he once tried it with a bit Of tender womanhood lie Might make her to his whims submit, He says lie would but would hee? —Chicago News. "Gobbler's" Big Egg. My little grandchildren are mixed on the subject of eggs. While 1 was walking with them one spring ing Dorothy exclaimed: "Hark! I hear a hen cackling; she is singing because she has just shelled out half a dozen Easter eggs." They were visiting my vegetable cellar last Sunday and I showed them a huge watermelon coated fin in a large basket of straw, they said it was a big "Easter egg.'' Francis straightened up and looked very wise, and exdaimod: "Well, it must have been a Big! Big! Gobbler that laid It''—National Magazine. morn with paraf And FEARED BURIAL IN TRANCE. Unhappy Existence Led by Victim of Peculiar Disease. "In one of my voyages from Cape Town to England," writes a traveler, I shared my cabin with a peculiar man, whose name was Lazarus. He made me promise that if he should die during the voyage I would his burial at prevent He said that on a previous voyage he had fallen sick and was taken for dead and put into a sack for lurial. sea. A quartermaster had been put on to watch the bodv until it When the burial was time for the funeral. party arrived, the quartermaster Informed the captain that he thought the body had moved in the sack The sack was operied and Lazarus eventually came to life again. Such was the story Lazarus told Lazarus was a thin man, with a sal low face. me. He had an enormous appe appeared at every meal, to which lie devoted his whole energies. The good feeling only seemed to add to his eorpsflike tite and One appearance, evening, sure enough, when we were about half way to our voyage's end, he apparently died again, took him in charge this time, how and he came out of his trance without any shotted-sack episode, at the London docks by a number of relatives and friends, looked as if they might be suffering from the same complaint." The doctors ever, He was met all of whom In the Spring. Lowndes, Mo., April 10th.—Mrs. H. C. Harty of this place, says: — "For years I was in very bad health. Every spring I would get so low that I was unable to do my own work. I seemed to be worse in the spring than any other time of the year. I was very weak and miserable and had much pain in my back and head. I saw Dodd's Kidney Pills advertised last spring and began treatment of them and they have certainly done me more good than anything I have ever used. "I was all right last spring and felt better than I have for over ten years. I am fifty years of age and am strong er to-day than I have been for many years and I give Dodd's Kidney Pills credit for the wonderful improve ment." The statement of Mrs. Harty is only one of a great many where Dodd's Kidney Pills have proven themselves to be the very best spring medicine. They are unsurpassed as a tonic and arc the only medicine used iu thou sands of families. Prefers Calves to Butter, A Kensington, N. H., farmer lays the following down as a hard and fast rule: "I raise no less than twelve calves a year and would do it if there wasn't a pound of butter in the house from one year's end to another." NO TONGUE CAN TELL How I Suffered with Itching and Bleeding Eczema Until Cured by Cutlcura. "No tongue can tell how I suffered for five years with a terribly painful, itching, and bleeding body and face being covered with sores. Never in my life did I experi ence 6uch awful suffering, and I longed for death, which I felt near. cines without success, but my mother insisted that I try Cuticura. I felt better after the first bath with Cutl cura Soap and one application of Cuti cura Ointment, and was soon entirely well. (Signed) Mrs. A. Etson, Belle vue, Mich." eczema, my was I had tried doctors and medl New Use for Whisky. A butler, newly engaged, requested his master to allow him some whisky. There s nothing like It to clean windows," said he. minutes later his pass through tho room, and to his sur prise found the glass empty. "Why, James, he asked, "where's the whis ky?" the However, a few master chanced to Well, you see, sir," said James, ay; I drank the whisky and then I breathe on the glass." 'it's this VI WHO OWNS THE RAILROADS? H. T. Newcomb of the District of Columbia Bar, has compiled statistics showing that 5,174,718 depositors in savings banka of six eastern states are directly interested in the joint ownership of $142,354,086 of steam railroad securities, companies doing business in Massa chusetts hold $845,889,038 of railroad stocks and bonds and 74 edu cational institutions depend on $47, 468,327 invested in similar securities for a portion of their income. Other fiduciary institutions that insurance steam as enough railroad securities to bring such hold ing up to more than a billion and a half dollars, about one- -ixth of the entire capital invested in railroad property. own These investments repre sent the savings of the masses, there being twenty million holders of life in surance policies in the country, many more of fire insurance policies, and an even greater number of de positors in banking and trust institu tions, where investments are largely in railroad securities. Russia's Export Profits. More than half of Russia's profits from exports come from the sale of gl-ain. i c FRESH AIR FOR CONSUMPTIVES Most Effective Weapon Available for Conflict With Dreaded "White Plague »» 3 Tue following abstracts from an ar ticle by J. E. Stubbert, M. I)., in the Medical Record, should receive wide and careful attenlion. these ideas could be carried out, the "white plague" would he robbed of much of its terror: No doubt if In ancient times it was highly im proper to expose a tuberculous pa tient, especially one beyond the first stage, to a breath of fresh air except on the mildest days in summer, while the night air was dreaded and avoided as the plague. Then the more observ ant and thoughtful men noticed that those who lived more in the open air did not die as quickly as the hot-house patients, and they began to urge an outdoor life and moderate exercise as a prophylactic as well as a cure for those in the early stages of con sumption. Those in the more advanc ed stages were allowed fresh air only when it was at summer temperature, but even this was better than being kept indoors in warm, ill ventilated rooms the w'hole year. There are several plans by which the victim of tuberculosis may con tinuously breathe pure, fresh air by night as well as by day. Sleeping out in the open air is not harmful to a large majority of tuberculous people. Millet, of Brockton, Mass., reports the cases of five patients whom he recommended to sleep out of doors at night. I They were allowed no roof their heads except in rainy They wore soft felt hats over weather. and cotton nightshirts, sleeping under ordinary bedclothes in beds arranged on the roofs of their houses, provement was noted in two weeks. Coughs disappeared, temperatures be came normal, respirations were easier and weight increased rapidly. No at tention was paid to dampness and drafts, and heavy dews were regarded as inconvenient simply because of the Necessity of drying the bedclothes. Sleeping in a small room with an open window does not appear to be nearly so beneficial to the patient when the nights are passed on a ver anda or in a tent where there is a free circulation of air on all sides. If a patient were fortunate enough to have a large room with a southern ex and containing one or two Im as posure open fireplaces, in addition to large windows on three sides, which might be opened at night, he might derive approximately the benefit incident to tent life. McGraliam, of South Carolina, pre fers the circular to the army tent, and thinks it better to place it on a plat form two feet from the ground, and to do without carpets and draperies. Draperies are not necessary, but add greatly to the comfort and venlence of those in ill health, and their use can be made perfectly safe by exposing them to the sunlight for a few hours daily. rugs con I Special Hospitals for Consumptives. A hundred years ago the city of Naples, Italy, erected a large hospital for consumptives, and required the isolation of all persons suffering from this disease. It is only recently, how ever, that the authorities of modern cities have become awakened to the importance of this sanitary measure. Recently a number of cities have taken steps for the establishment of hospitals especially for the treatment of cases of consumption by the cahed "open-air method." results are reported from this method of treatment. so Excellent The German government has large central committee numbering more than thirteen hundred :i persons, organized for the purpose cf erecting hospitals l'or the treatment of tuber culosis. This committee has under its supervision seventy-four such hospi tals, and last year treated over thirty thousand patients, of whom eighty per cent were returned to their homes practically cured after remaining in the hospitals on an average of a little less than three months. An Extra Good Appetite. A good appetite is a symptom of good health. An extra good appetite is sometimes a symptom of constltu tional disturbance somewhere. A pie letter sent to the "Questions and Answers" column of health journal was this: "I am troubled with pimples, not to a great extent, but still very annoying. They appear principally on (he fore head, but occasionally on other places. I often feel languid, and tire easily, and cannot gain flesh, although I have an extra good appetite. Still I not sick, and have not been iu bed for a day in my life. Age, nineteen years. Will you kindly advise me what you think would remove these pimples?" There is little doubt but that the "extra good appetite" alluded to af fords the key to the situation. The di gestive organs have more than they can take care of, and consequently do not properly take care of anything fur- I sam a prominent something like am There will be frequent head nished. aches, skin disorders and alternate con stipation and diarrhea with such per Pimples are a natural result of ar of if sons. such depraved blood conditions. With many people the habit of hearty eating is continued when the warm spring days come. Food which was appropriate when the thermomet er was at zero is continued in the same quality and quantity when the thermometer rises to ninety degrees in the sun, and averages above sixty all day and night. The person who loses his appetite under such a condl« lion is on safe ground. The person with an extra good appetite will have to exercise self-control or he placed on the retired list to learn wisdom by experience. How to Earn Sound Sleep. All doctors are not so careful of the welfare of their patients as they might be. Here is a story of one who went to the limit. He is the proprie tor of a famous health resort not far —. When he receives, a pa tient for treatment he says: "Now, I want it understood that un less you do exactly as I say, there is no use of your staying." This rule sometimes requires him to be very harsh, but he never hesitates. He acts on the theory that he can bet ter afford to offend a single patient and lose him that to have that pa tient go back home and tell his friends Dr. So-ancWSo had done him no good, relates the Washington Star. Not long ago a well-known clergy man went to this resort for treatment. rom The doctor looked him over upon his arrival and said: warmly, "While you are here you must take long walks every day." "But I can't take walks," replied the parson. "1 haven't done any walk ing for years. My heart won't stand it " They argued the question quite As the clergyman and doc tor were good friends, the latter was more lenient than usual. However, he bided his time. The next after noon the physician said to the clergy man: "It's a nice day. I would like you to go horseback riding with me." Riding they went. When they were about eight miles from the sanitarium the physician said: "Oh, doctor, won't you get me that flower by the road side? I don't like herse." As soon as the clergyman was on the ground the doctor galloped oft with both horses, and the clergyman was compelled to walk back to the sanitarium. Upon his arrivel he was very angry, and was for packing up and leaving at once. There was no train that night, so he was forced to stay a few hours longer. The next morning he came down radiant and good natured. "Doctor," said he, "I was pretty sore at you last night, but I lorgive everything. 1 have had the first good sleep I have enjoyed in months. Here after I'll obey your order implicitly." to leave this TIMELY VEGETARIAN RECIPES. Cream of Celery Soup—Ingredients: Celery tops, 1 quart cream or rich milk. Method—Put tops in saucepan, cover with water, simmer one hour. Drain, return water to pan, add milk and stalks, simmer one-half hour longer, season to taste, remove celery, thick en to consistency of cream. Serve hot. Chili Sauce—Ingredients: quart strained tomato, 4 tablespoon luls minced celery, 3 tablespoonfuls minced onion, sugar. Method'—Put all together in sauce pan, let come to boil, set on back of range and simmer two hours, small piece of lemon peel and of chopped tart apples will greatly improve the flavor. Cook till apples are done, remove lemon peel, cotl, serve. One A a cup Sweet Potato Cutlets— Pare pota toes, cover with boiling water, boil twenty minutes, drain off half the water, and cook till soft. They should be almost dry when done. Mash or put through ricer. Form in shape of chops, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and brown in medium with sugar peas. oven. Serve Porkless Baked Beans—Wash beans, place in heavy pot and boil five min utes. Salt to taste. Bake twenty four hours in slow oven, keeping bare ly covered with water. When, done, the beans should be of a uniform dark brown. Longer cooking will im prove. Potatoes Lyonnaise—Chop cold boil ed or baked potatoes, salt while chopping, and parsley minced. If too stiff, thin with nut cream to consistency desir ed. Turn into oiled baking smooth, brush with Serve in squares. Season with Stir in onions pan, cream, brown.