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The Modest Mcdel.
The late Julfa Ward Howe, though a woman of very good appearance, wag extremely modest. "She once posed for Boston painter the other day. she hesitated a long time before senting. To urge her on I said: I'll do you Jus me," said a "But con ' 'Don't be afraid, rice, madam.' " ' Ab > she answered, 'It isn't Justice I ask for at your hands; it's mercy.'" Not Just Off the Shelf. Little Marget has the childist trait of curiosity, especially in regard to the age of her elders. "How old do you think I am, dear?" counter-questioned the spinster aunt to whom the child had put the imper tinent query. The little girl consid ered earnestly before replying: "Well, 1 don't know, Auntie Alice, but you don't look new!" INSIDE HISTORY. *»ome Self-Explanatory Letters. Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 7, 'll Dr. E. H. Pratt, Suite 1202, 100 State St., ■V Chicago. Illinois. My Dear Doctor: "Owing to some disagreement with - magazine several years ago they have become quite vituperative, and of late have publicly charged with falsehoods that we have genuine testimonial let ters. me in my statements "It has been our rule to refrain from publishing the names either of laymen or physicians who have ten to us In writ a complimentary way, and we have declined to accede to the demand of attorneys that these letters over to them. "I am asking a few men whom I deem to be friends to permit me to reproduce some of their letters their signatures ln order to refute the falsehoods. we turn over "We have hundreds of letters from physicians, but I esteem the one that you wrote to me ln 1906 among the very best, particularly ln view of the fact that It recognizes the work I have been trying to do partly through the little book, 'The Road to Wellville.' "I do not sell or attempt to sell the higher thought which ls more impor tant than the kind of food, but I have taken considerable pains to extend to humanity such facts come to me on this subject. "In order that your mind may be freshed I am herewith enclosing a copy of your good letter, also of the little book, and if you will give me the privilege of printing this your signature I will accompany the printing with an explanation as to why you permitted its use ln publi cation in order to refute falsehoods, *nd under that method of treatment I feel, so f.ir as I know, there would be o breach of the code of ethics. "I trust this winter weather ls find lng you well, contented and enjoying the fruits that are yours by right. "With all best wishes, I am," Yours very truly, as may have re a copy over C. W. POST. Dr. Pratt, who ls one of the most prominent and skillful ln surgeons America, very kindly granted our quest ln the cause of truth and Jus tice. re Chicago, Aug. 31, 1906. Mr. C. W. Post. Battle Creek, Mich. My Dear Sir: "I write to express my personal ap your business predation of one of methods, that of accompanying each package-of your Grape-Nuts produc tion with that little booklet "The Road to Wellville," A more appro priate, clear headed and effective sentation of health-giving auto-sugges tions could scarcely be penned. "Grape-Nuts Is a good food In Itself, but the food contained in this little article ls still better stuff. I commend the practice because I know that the greed and strenuousness, the conse quent graft and other types of thiev ery and malicious mischief generally can never be cured by legislative ac tion. pre "The only hope for the betterment of the race rests ln Individual soul culture. "In taking a step ln this direction your process has been so original and unique that it must set a pace for other concerns until finally the whole country gets flavored with genuine practical Christianity. "I shall do all that lies ln my pow er (,o aid in the appreciation of Grape Nuta, not so much for the sake of the food Itself as for the accompanying suggestions. "Visiting Battle Creek the other day with a friend, Dr. Kelly of Evanston Illinois, while I was consulting wit! Mr. Gregory, my friend visited youi factories and came away greatly amazed, not only at the luxurious fur nishlngs of the offices generally and the general equipment of the place, but with the sweet spirit of courtesy and kindness that seemed to fill the air with a spiritual ozone that was good to breathe. "The principles expressed in the little booklet, 'The Road to Well ville,' 1 well know are practical and they work In business of all kinds, in eluding sanitariums, as will be fairly tested before time is done. "I know you will not regard this let ter of appreciation as an intruding one. It is simply the salutation ol good fellowship to you from a man who, although he has never seen you. feels drawn to you by the kinship of thought. "The only thing that makes a man live forever ln the hearts of his conn trymen and his race is the good that he does. Your position In this respect te an enviable one and I wish to ex tend my congratulations." Youra reapectfully, E H. PRATT. ramm SECURING EGGS IN AUTUMN Hens Penned In Large Dry Shed and Fed on 8mall Grain and Seeds Do Well. All during the spring, and the early part of the summer, we fed our hens 3n a mixture of pure wheat bran and :orn hearts meal—about equal parts, with grain only three or four times week—and they thrived on it and laid Fell. But, as the autumn season :ame on they seemed to get tired of It, and to scratch the mixture from the bins as much as possible, and to seem to be going into early moult— stopping laying almost entirely, says a writer In the Desert Farmer. Espe cially has this been true of our Leg horns; and so we put our thinkirg caps on to devise a plan to hold them up to the laying scratch to some ex tent at least during the early autumn And so, with this object in view, and a large dry shed that was slatted up all around available, we corraled a dozen or two of our Leghorn hens and put them ln the shed enclosure, with roosting provided therein. Then Standard Brown Leghorn Male. ground straw and other trash, and began feed Ing them with small grain and seeds In there for them to work out, and of a morning and evening we give them a good feed of fresh white clover gathered while the dew is on it. This system we find them greatly. ive littered the well with is rallying CHICKEN ROOST IS SANITARY Made Round Without Any Groove to Harbor Insects and Can Be Quickly Removed. The roost ls made round without | any groove to harbor insects, be quickly removed, cleaned and It can re I' Sanitary Chicken Roost. placed, writes W. A. Jaquyth, in Popu lar Mechanics. Two screw eyes turned into the wall in a vertical sttlon, from % to % in. apart. Each end of the roost ls provided with a hook or nail as shown. are po ï li __ „ . '! A broken egg left in a nest ls a dis ease breeder. Get all the leaves you can for the scratching pens. Six pounds at six months isn't big weight for Plymouth Rocks. February is none too soon to start your campaign Tor egg orders. We need new breeds when they are better than the breeds we have. It is a mistake to suppose that eggs cannot be entered by bacteria. There is undoubtedly great room for improvement ip the egg Industry. The fact is that one breed will do about as well as another if given the right care. Young birds, pullets, are usually most reliable for egg production in the late fall and early winter. How hens do like sweet apples! Good for them, too Share them be I tween the hens and the pigs. Poultry, like everything else, has best side. It all depends upon the man who Is to run the business. Tc'i many farmers and poultry rais ers are prone to feed whatever they raise the most of, particularly corn. With the open front poultry house, let the house be reasonably deep from front to back with the roosts to the no rear. Soft-shelled eggs usually indicate Lessen green Of the various iorms in which poul try is put on the market, the greatest gains are to be obtained from the fat tening of roasters. If you are successful ln getting the birds to lay during the autumn will stand a good chance of having them keep up the performance. that your hens are over-fat. the grain feed, and feed more food. you I r A When Seward First Met Weed If Future Statesman Wat Dumped In the Mud at Politician's Feet When 8tage Coach Was (Jpaet by m Careless Driver. j I ai. .. death ln 1882, Tburlow Weed. : moat skllfuI Whi * P° utlclftn of his I day ' wbo made William H. Seward ? K° vernor of New York and United ' Sta,e * senator, who named Zachary I Taylor for th e presidency and Millard Fillmore for the vice-presidency, and who, at the birth of and during the In his old age, say from 1870 to his the ! dr8t years the Republican party, was a national power, was one of the most delightful story tellers to be ' found anywhere. He had a vast fund j of anecdotes, many of them being viv ; ldly descriptive of our political life ! from 1820 until 1875 - 11 was during the story telling pe rlod of tbla great politician that I came to know him well, and many an I even * n 8 I spent with him listening to ! his reminiscences and watching him 1 sip the "night cap" prescribed for him I by his physician-a tablespoonful of Jamaica rum and a little sugar in a glass of water Mr. Weed." I said to him one even ing, when the name of William H. Seward had cropped up in the of our conversation, "when did you first meet the senior member of the powerful and how historically famous political firm of 'Seward, Weed and Greeley?' " course "After my service as a printer's dev 11 and as an apprentice, and when I had become fairly competent as a' Journeyman printer and was seized I of an ambition to become the editor of a daily newspaper, 1 found my way to Rochester then a thriving little, town where they were beginning to manufacture on a large scale by rea- | son of convenient water power," said Mr. Weed. There in the early tweu es y as 822, t0 be «act I be came e or o the Daily I elegraph an spee i y ound myself attracted i° ^ deeply interest* d n politics It was at this period of my career that I met Millard Fillmore, Albert H. Tracy, a great lawyer of his day, and others, and it was while I with the Telegraph that I began to hear more or less vaguely of a newcomer in Auburn who was scribed as a very promising young law yer. I remember hearing say that this William H. Seward a good speaker, and that he to be heard from was some one i a s j was sure j sooner or later In j de | politics. "Well, one evening—I do not re- ' Old Vanderbilt Rule Discarded * Commodore's Advice Was Against the Investment of Money in Real Estate Because Sale May Be 8lack. "After Commodore Vanderbilt had become very prominent as a railroad organizer and a financier, he, of course, was constantly sought after for advice and counsel respecting in vestments by those who felt on suffl cent terms of friendship with him," said Senator Chauncey M. Depew, whose business connections with the Vanderbilt Interests date back to the days of the commodore. "But, no mat ter how strongly he was importuned, the commodore never gave any spe cific advice as to the investment of sums of money. He was never willing i to take that responsibility. I think i he felt that if he recommended cer- | tain Investments and they turned out ; badly he would be criticized. Further more, he made it an inflexible rule not I even by so much as a hint to advise 1 any one to buy securities of the rail- I road properties which he controlled. 1 mean by that he was unwilling to influence any of his such a manner as would lead them to Invest their stocks or bonds. friends in money in Vanderbilt If they chcse to do that of their 6wn free will and accord In the open market and without any urging on his part, that was another matter. greatly It was in reply to one such appeal that he made the epl grammatic answer which has passed lnto tradition: The first thousand dol ars Is the hardest to get. And it was another appeal which brought from m the terse statement that it is easier to make a fortune than it is to keep one after it has been made. I "Some of the appeals that were made to the commodore for financial counsel were amused him. comical and I There was one persistent lriend, | and a good one, too, who was con- | stantly asking the commodore for gen | eral advice respecting the investment of money. Even that the commodore did not like much to give; but at la: t | he said to the tempter: T will give j you the best advice that I can if you | will call upon me In the course of a day or two, and 1 hope you will heed j It after I have given it to you.' "Of course, the man was greatly pleased to think that he had at last broken down the commodore's reserve —that he was finally to be taken Into If member the precise date, but it was In the early twenties—I was standing in front of the tavern In Rochester await- ! ing the arrival of the stage coach from Syracuse. The coming and departure • of the stage coach was the exciting 1 event of the day in Rochester; the j Erie canal had not then been com- J pleted and such a thing as a steam railroad was undreamt of, though it ! was to become a reality a few years later. At the time I speak of there ! had been a heavy rain for several ' days. so that the road was very mud- i dy, a circumstance that delayed the j arrival of the coach. But my friends and I loitered in a little group ln front of the tavern until It finally put in -, , , a"^v LeVt ^ ? COaC , hman Bud ' ,T! lAb ' & f, DPXt ' f™* Came S P rawllng front of me a llttle man whom 1 hast - ened to relieve. appearance some two hours late and just before dusk. I , "Wheeling up ln from of the hotel, the coach became stuck in a bad mud hole that was there, and ln the at ter pt to extricate his vehicle—you can imagine the picturesque language that accompanied the efforts—lo and I He.waB covered with For a mo mud from head to foot. ment he was a little confused. I took Locomotive Not Stephenson's * 0W John B ' Jervls lm P roved the Englishman's Design, Making I Engine Suitable to Amerl Dr . PUmmon H . Dudley ls probably the best-known man of science ln the | world ln hls partlcu i ar field , whlch ls the relation of metals to railroad ra | ]s and other ral iroa<I use. It was his metallurgical studies that made possible the development of (he motl ern high speed locomotive. Recently he returned from England, where he attended the international railway can Roads. I congress. "While there," said Dr. Dudley, "I took time to run down to Newcastle on-Tyne to see what remains of the plant where George Stephenson, who is popularly though erroneous'y look ed upon as the Inventor, in loto, of the i railroad locomotive, turned out his j first locomotives. I had pointed out to j me the shop in which Stephenson j built the first two locomotives that he sent to the United States, and in this was surprised to learn ' connection I the confidence of an expert ln finan cial investment. You may be sure he was in the seventh heaven of delight during the interim, and with shining expectancy he appeared commodore at the appointed time. " 'You want to know before the advice about investing money, do you?' the commodore drawled. my 'Well, sonny, I will give it to you in a few words, and I hope you will heed it. In the first place, never buy anything that can't sell right off and with a fair chance of selling at a profit. And in the sec ond place, never invest your money in real estate, because you can't tell whether you can sell right off or not. That's the best advice I can give you, and I wonder if you'll follow it?' "It was advice that the commodore's i i „ , , „ _ | u co " tln ' led ,f enator De P ew - ; Inde , ed ', tke Va "derbUt family, up to and lnBludlag tbe tblrd generation, I never „ bo " gkt ^ eaI estate for invest t / f nd * he " tgh ' ba, ; e ? dd f d , that , t0 ,^ y , thiS . ' anderbi,t rule is being strikingly broken in New York by Alfred, of the fourth genera tion. who is investing several millions of dollars In a hotel enterprise. (Copyright, 1910, by E. J. Edwards. All Rights Reserved.) sons and his grandsons followed re -- First Principles. Mrs. Newcome had never done any ! cooking, for at the time of her marriage ' one of the old family servants turned over to her; hut when Norah I fell 111, Mrs. Newcomc reassured her about the kitchen work. "You have nothing to do but lie here and get we ji Norah," said the young mistress, patting Ihe cook's hand, "ex cept u, a t I may ask you one or two ! quottions. I "Now today Mr. Newcome ant, 1 are going to have a very simple dinner. 1 ordered It, and it's come home, ready I was to cook. We are going to have saus ages, baked potatoes, lettuce, and some 0 f your delicious bread, and ice cream and cake from the confectioner's, "Now 1 only want to ask you two things. About how much butter do you P nt in the pun to fry the sausages or shall I use lard? And is there any par ticular kind of soap to use ln washing 'the lettuce?"—Youth's Companion _ bread with me tonight, old man? An Inference. Miggles—Come home and break Wiggles—No. thank you. My wife does her own baking, too. that In as I picked him up, and 1 also 1 noticed that he was sandy-haired and very quick in movemint, but nowhere near my height. "1 succeeded in brushing a good deal ! of tbe raud off hlm - and Le thanked ! and »»Led me my name. I told him. | My name ls William H. Seward,' he | • sald ln re P ly - " and «Kain I have to . 1 thank you for your courtesy." j lle P ut out bis hand and we gave each 1 J ot h er a hoarty shake." Mr - W'eed smiled happily, ! "Yes," he said, "in that unceremonl 0118 alld undignified manner I was pre- I ! Hented to William H. Seward, or, it ' may be morB accurate to say, he pre i 8en,ed himself to me. And from that j raomi ' nt °ur friendship began and was continued until the day of his death." (Co P>' , ' , K h, • J. 010 - b >'„ K J Edwards. All R '* ht * Res,>rve<, - ) me Then Trouble at the Museum. I "What Is (hat horrible smell?" asked the manager. "The living skeleton called the In dia-rubber man a 'rubber-neck,' and lie's burning with indignation," ex plained the obese lady. No Hurry. Mother Bird—You have been In your nest long enough. Fledgling—That's nothing. were in their nests 50,000,000 years before they learned to fly.—Harper's Men Bazaar. * authoritatively that at least one loco motive that American use was his largely in name only. Stephenson made for it was in 1S30 that John B. Jervis, ^who died in 1885 at the advanced age of ninety, became chief engineer of ihe old Albany & Schenectady rail- i road. That year, 1 believe it was, the toad received from George Sterhenson and put into service a locomotive I called 'John Bull.' But. despite the sturdy character of its name, it didn't work very well, heavy and the difficulties that have to contend with to s ich a degree In his native land. 1 he failure of the locomotive live up to the expectations of Its I purchasers proved a sore disappoint ment, and no one was more chagrined than the road's chief The grades were too curves too sharp, two Stephenson did not to nglneer, who, nevertheless, made up his mind that the difficulties must be overcome. To this end he made a minute study of the mechanism of the 'John Rull,' fin ally reaching the conclusion about t years later that the problem of taking | the curves easily and without danger of wreck wo would be solved by giving : the locomotive a swivel truck, had already decided that the grad could be overcome by Increasing the steam power He es of the locomotive—a comparatively simple matter — and with these two ideas in mind he set out and designed a locomotive Incor porating them. Then he had an en glue, which he called 'Experiment.' , built at the West Point foundry. That ) was in 1832. "We may safely say that the 'Ex- | périment' was a successful one. The ! West Point foundry, however, was not adequately equipped for locomotive manufacture, so it was decided to sen I the plans and specifications of the 'Experiment' to Stephenson and ask him to build a locomotive along these lines for the Albany & Scheeectady. Hal did so, the locomotive in time reach ed this country as a Stephenson prod uct, and, being taken by boat to Al bany, was put Into service on the A1 j bany & Schenectady, fulfilling from the start everything expected of It «in the way of surmounting grades and taking curves. Nor was that As "The use of the swivel truck plied to locomotives Mr. Jervf to the world, and the principle is in operation to this day. the only important work that Mr. Jervis did on behalf of transportation. "He took a prominent part in the building and then the enlargement ol the Erie canal. as ap s gave The Hudson River railroad between New York and Al bany was largely constructed by hia ! P' ans and under his supervision, ' President of the Rock Island he I <be Alleghanies, and within two yea rs after he had become president of the old Pittsburg & Fort Wayne railroad, ln 1861, he brought its stock up from a value of eight cents on the dollar to a point where it paid a year ! Iy dividend of ten per cent, I only public monument, so far as 1 know, that perpetuates his memory is to be found in the name of t.':e I town of Port Jervis, N. Y." was a leader in railway development west Yet the (Copyright. 1910, by E. J. Edwxjil*. Al Rights Reserved.# "Oh, Wad," etc. Willis—"It was a rotten show! Th* awfullest ever!" Gills—"Yes, indeed. When I think of all the dried-up, rank, rotten horse play that these thestrical managers are giving us under the name of 'hu- : raor' it makes me—by the way, what have you got there?" Gills—"The Sunday Frazzle " Willis—"Good. Lem me funny part a minute, will you?"— Puck. see th« It Makes a Man Feel Pleasant For soi one to gi him a nice not ol ahkl button« and n day in the ye fl links. He tfccin t . and if he happen« to he realise« how valuably the »then OoiKi ouea in «f»kl or Dieted sold. ,f À 1 ITO maim si L UTAH . «ALT LAKE ! | | . 1 I A POSITIVE sad FEK MANENT CUM FOC Drunkenness ui _I Opium Diseases. TWfr. » m paMicnv. »• MrVari«. LaA, traahl m fÏ.V.'. tI. ** ■ ,4 "' r "*■ k*««* the keeut W STITUTE, ns W. S..U. T««»!« 3 lrM) , Sell Uk. c*e. BEING THE. ONLY SEE EH In the Inter mountain cmmtrj making neea Field Te-ta of Heed«, we lead all competitors. Write tor our Hlg Free Catalog ol RORTER-WALTON CO., Sell Lake ClI RUBBER STAMPS RVÄ'fSlä CM KCKH. Etc. ruR line Rubber Type Outfit« und Mail 11 rile SALT LAKE STA.Mi* CO.. Salt Lake CH» l>l>ll HM-ive prompt attention. in fUtrk. Economy. The late ex Governor Allen Dl Chandler of Gcoigia was famous !■ the south for his quaint humor. "Ex-Governor Chandler," said » Gainesville man, "once abandoned cigars for a pipe at the beginning of the year. He stuck to his resolulioa till the yerr's end. Then he wi heard to say: " 'By actual calculation I have saved by smoking a pipe instead of cigars this year, $208. But where lo j it?"—Louisville Times. The New Western Pac flc Railroad. The transportation event of 1910 was the completion and opening for freight and passenger tralfic of th* Western Pacific ra.lway, the Pacific coast extens on of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. The West* rn Pacific is conceded to i be the best new railroad ever laid down. Approximately 1,000 mi el long, every mile is laid with rails I weighing 85 pounds to the y aid. The rise or tall does net exceed 52 feet to the mile even when crossing the S er ras. Its bridges are of steel and con crete. Ils modern stations, most.y of Spanish tyre, are very artlst.c and exceptionally attractive. The passen ger equipment is all steel and the car* are electrically lighted. The scenery rivals that of the lamous Rio Grande. In connection with the Denver & R'o Grande, through tourist and staed ard sleeping cars are operated daily between Denver and San Francirco. Close train connections are made at Salt Lake City, east and westbound, | Among the advertisements in English paper there recently appoar A Shrewd Answer. an : ed the following: "The g-ndema« who found a purse with money in Bur ford street is requested to for.vard it to the address of the loser, as he was recogn zed. A few days later this reply was in serted: "The recognized gentleman who picked up a purse in Eurford street requests the loser to call at his house."—Exchange, El KS EXCURSION TO LOS AN GELES. . - ..." ' February 4 - 1911 - Vla Salt Lake Route, Tickets on sale at Salt Lake City, February 4th, only; good returning until March 7. Via the Salt Lake Route, * i ' or information vatious, write A. W. Raybould, Seo retary Elks Club, Salt Lake City, Ut. rates, rescr Mother's Description of Paradise. Richard Crokcr, during h's visit to New York last month, discussed with a reporter the high cost of l.vlng. "The farmers are all right," said Mr. Croker. "It Is the people who in sist on living in the towns who find everything too dear. In the towns. you see, the expenses are as bother some as the children. "A little boy in a tiny flat looked up from his drum one day and said: "'Mother, Adam and Eve lived in paradise. What was it like there?' " 'Like, what it is here,' his mother answered, 'when you eight children are at school.' '' The late Julia Ward Howe, thongh a woman of very good appearance, was extremely modest. Boston painter the other day. "But she hesitated a long time before con The Modest Model. "She once posed for me," said a senting. To urge her on, I said: "Don't be afraid. I'll do j*?u jus tice, madam." " 'Ah,' she answered, "it isn't jus tice I ask for at your hapds; It's mercy.' " y Have a Lady Sheriff. There is a female deputy sheriff of She Fayette county, Pennsylvania is a graduate of thq Mary Baldwin school at Staunton, V* v speaks several languages and can use a gun if need be. An Indication. "Do you think they approved of my sermon!"' asked the newly appointed rector, hopeful that he had made a good impression. "Yes, I think so." replied his wife; "they were all nodding."