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0. W. OABKISOX, fafcl PlOCHB. NEVADA. NEWS SUMMARY. Gordon, Ala., has been destroyed by lire and 400 inhabitants are destitute. Floods In Algeria hare caused a considerable loss ot life and enormous damage to property. More than 20,000 wounded soldiers have arrived at Harbin and are being tended with the greatest care. vnrria Sfi humeri twenty bouses in the village of Marek, near Van, and I killed over thirty Armenians. Two Missouri Pacific passenger trains collided at Coffeyvllle, Kan., seventeen persons being injured. As the result of a fight between ne gro and white soldiers at Monterey, Cal., two white soldiers were kiuea. Three are known to have been killed and a number Injured In a head- on collision between a passenger and a freight train near Fayette, Miss. A definite treaty of peace between Chile and Bolivia was signed last week. The German Emperor Is ap pointed arbiter in case of difficulty. Tha directors of the Allegheny Coal company have decided to suspend oper atlons Indefinitely at their Harwlck, Pa., mines. This will almost depopu late a village ot 1,000 paople. The Mlddleswork children's home at Shelbyville, Ills., was destroyed by fire, and although the flames were dis covered while the children were asleep, all but two were rescued. TMsnatches received from various points report a rather severe earth- quake and much damage to property throughout Scandinavia and Denmark. Thus far no fatalities have been re ported. A force under Lieutenant Pogge ol the constabulary has defeated a large number of PulaJanes In the mountains east of Samar, P. I., .killing the notori ous outlaw Oyomo and fifty of his fol lowers. At a meeting of the United States government board of the St. Louis ex position, it was decided to ship 60 per cent of the government exhibits to the Lewis and Clark exposition at Port land. Ore. Three bandits attacked and wound ed a citizen, killed his servant and fought a pitched battle with rural troops at Mexico City. Three men are dnail and fifteen wounded as a result of the encounters. Representatives of Mississippi plan ters are employing whole families of Mexicans for work in that state. There Is a general movement in Mississippi it is said, to get rid of the negro la borer as far as possible. The total number of money orders Issued by this government during the last fiscal year passed the 60,000,000 mark for the first time in history, as shown by the annual report of the su perintendent of the money order sys- John McCullagh, former chief ot po lice of New York City, has been rec ommended to the Panama government by Commissioner of Police McAdoo as the best available man to organize a notice detiartment for the new re public. The military authorities at Tokio have released the captured paymaster Df the Russian armored cruiser Rurlk, who is 70 years old, on account of his age, thirty-four Russian hospital at tendants and twelve battle-maimed soldiers. The Japanese on the afternoon ot October 16 resumed their attack on the Russian outer works at Rihlung mountain. After four hours' fighting they succeeded In capturing a num ber of the Russian trenches and one Bmall hill. Teamsters employed In the Inde pendent slaughtering houses in New York City threaten to strike unless Sunday work Is stopped. They have appealed to Mayor McClellan that the law prohibiting laboi- on the Sabbath be enforced. Alexander J. Garnett, who shot and killed Major J. M. McCurg at the Pal ace hotel In San Francisco, on Novem ber 25, 1903, and who waa convicted of the crime of manslaughter, has been sentenced to serve fifteen years' Im prisonment In the penitentiary. Hundreds of minnows are flowing out of the Hamilton artesian well at Artesia, N. M. Fish flowing out of an artesian well are unprecedented in the artesian belt. The minnows have well- developed eyes, and are unlike the minnows in the Mammoth Cave. The admiralty council, sitting as a supreme prize court at Sf Petersburg, annulled the Judgment of the Vladivos tok prize court in the case of the Brit ish steamer Allautan (seized June 16 by the Vladivostok squadron), and her cargo. She will be released fortnwun. In order to avert a repetition of the fatal panic which attended the opening of the Brooklyn bridge, it has been ar ranged to open the rapid transit sub way in New York City at midnight, October 27, instead of beginning Its operation at a busier hour of the day. The demand of Great Britain for an indemnity of $3,750,000 from the Tib etans appears likely to. lead to a pro longed British occupation of the Chumbi valley. The Tibetans declared their inability to pay the Indemnity within the three years first stipulated. Ex-Mayor S. F. Smith of Davenport, Iowa, son of Samuel Francis Smith, au thor of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee,' has been seutencedvto ten years' im prisonment in the penitentiary. As trustee of large estates Smith recently acknowledged embezzlement ot 1120.- JOKg ON THI JOKER. Illustration f Henry Ward Bstt( Excelltnoe at Repartee, That Henry Ward Beecher was pared much embarrassment by kia quickness at repartee la illustrated by the following story; On evening, as he was In the midst ot an impassioned speech, someone attempted to interrupt him by sud denly crowing like a rooster. It was dona to perfection; a number of peo ple laughed in spite ot themselves, aid the speaker's friends felt that ! a moment the whole effect of the meet Ing, and of Mr. Beecher'a thrilling ap peals, might be lost The orator, how ever, waa equal to the occasion. He stopped, listened till - the crowing ceased, and then, with a look of aur- "Ifnpnln m ili.i l w I N Via. Morning already 1" he aaid; "mr watch ia only at ten. But there caa be no mistake about It The Instincts of the lower animals are Infallible." There waa a roar of laughter. The "lower animal" in tha gallery col lapsed, and Mr. Beecher waa able to resume as if nothing bad occurred. Success. 8lx Doctors Palled. South Bend, Ind., Oct. 24 (Special) -After suffering from Kidney Disease AVI tua Y7W we t mi ii Miniai wr tnent from six different doctors with out getting relief, Mr. J. O. Laudemaa of this place found not only relief but speedy and complete euro in Oodd'a Kidney Pills. Speaking of his cure Mr. Laudeman ssys: "Yea, I suffered from Kidney Trouble for three yoara and tried six doctors to no good. Tien I took Just two boxes of Dodd'a KiJney Pills and they not only cured my kidneys, but gave ma better health in general. Of course I recommended Dodd'a Kidney Pills to others and I know a number aow who are using them with good re sults." Mr. Laudeman's case ts not an ex ception. Thousand give similar ex- perienees. For there never yet waa a ease of Kidney Trouble from Bsckach to Bright'a Disease that Dodd'a Kid ney Pills could not cur. They are the only remedy that aver cured Bright'a disease. A Celestial Office Seeker. "Tes." said the Billville clttxen, "hi w.i ft nat'ral born runner fer office Jest run in his blood, so to apeak an' It'a my firm bellet that wnea am mua- ed in paradise the very fust thing he did wui to git out a opposition ucmi to 8t Peter for gatekeeper." Atlanta Constitution. TEA Never tried Schilling'. Best, and been buying tea for the past ten years? You're lost a good deal of what you drink tea for. Kill Weed With Poison. Weeds grow so rankly along tha Guayaquil A Quito railroad, at the foot of the Andes, in aixty-two miles of Jungle, that watering Unks filled with a strong solution of arsenic ana nitre have to b sent along the track every ten day in tha rainy season to spray and so kill tha vegetation oa each aide of the track. TEA Ant! .nervous prostration. A little more tea; take little more time with your tea. City Named fer Queen Victoria. Queenstown, the famous Irish port. of call for American liners, waa origin ally the Cove of Cork and changed Its name when Queen Victoria landed there on her first visit to Ireland. TEA It is a companion in pleas ure or misery, one or the other; and some of us don't know one from the other. Sailor' Bafiy Treueer. Ration do not wear baggy trousers for custom's sake. They art ouui wide so that Jack can turn tnem up above the knees when necessity a- nand. which i often. TEA Moneyback buys your con. fidenee; you can't help it You can't help it rmm urmm mm ym mmmm I fm mm Wmi Pulling a Hair la Mean, To. We take some credit for having ac quired wisdom with years, because we no longer drop a caterpillar dowa a girl' back Just to hear kr scream. Atchison Globe. TEA Good dealing goes with good tea; good tea with good dealii.g. And bad with bad. , Tmm mmt mm r 1 m Wt Sk Fully Occupied. A cook wrote to her folks at horn not long ago that she was not satis fied with her place, say th Cleveland Leader. She first wrote with a pen cil, and then copied ber letter with a pen. Her mistress found the pencil ed copy in th kitchen and very Im properly read it Here is a part of the epistle: "They make me work very hard, they do. It'a cookln', bakln' and wapln' all the time; and her I am now at this mlnlt writln' to yet wld ma right hand, claynln' the mow from tha aldawalk wld ma left hand and I (borelln' eaal tato th fornaaa wid I The Bow of Orange Hibboiv A ROMANCE OF By AMELIA C BAR.R. AwflMt el Trl.fi OUvMk." X TKeu Mi4 the Other One." Cte. t Cevrrift. BM "4 Company. .MtMIHtU tMtMWtWtWWHW CHAPTER XVI. For Freedom's 8aka. tl was this thundery atmosphere oi coming conflict or hope and doubts, of sundering ties and fearful looking forward, that Richard and Katnerme Hyde came, from the idyllic peace and beauty of their Norfolk house. It was an exquisite April morning when they sailed up New Yom nay once more. Jorls took his daughter in his arms, murmuring "Mljn Katrijntje, mljn KatriJnUel Acu, mijn una, mljn klndl" He rive Hyde both hands; ne called him "mljn oon;" he stooped. and put the little lad's arms arouna his neck. . Lvsbat had always admired Hyae, and she was very proud and happy to have him In her home and to have m ..ii w "mother." The little JorJi took of ner heart in a moment . .. in law hours things had fallen neturellv and easily into place. Jorls and Bram and Hyde sat talking of the formation of a refitment Little Jon leaned on his grandfather shoulder, listening. Lysbet and Katherlne were ' . ' k. . at flner,e, and ., ih?--a About four o'clock, aa Katherlne and Hyde were dressing, Joanna and Batavlus and all their family arrived. Hyde met his brother-in-law wiin a gentlemanly cordiality, and Batavlus was soon smoking amicably with him, as they discussed the proposed mili tary organization, very soon nj asked Batavlus, "If he were willing to join It?" "When such a family a man has, he answered, waving his hand com placently toward the six children, ne must have some prudence and consid eration. It is a fixed principle nu me not to meddle with the business oi other people." If you go not yourself to tne ngni. Batavlus," said Jorls, "plenty of young m.n .re there. lontinK tO gO, Who Ut nJ arms and no ciothes; send in r lace one o tnem, It i my fixed principle not o meddle in the affair ot other people, and my principle are sacrsd to me." "Have you read the speecnes m Adams and Hancock and uincyi Have you heard what Col. Washington said in the Assembly?" Oh. these men are discontented! Something which they have not got they want They are troublesome and consulted. They expect the century HI be called after them. Now, I, who punctually fulfil my obligation father and a citizen, I am con tented, I never make complaint, 1 never want more liberty. You may read In the Holy Scriptures that no rood comes ot rebellion. Bram rose, and wltn a long-arawn whistle, left the room. Jorls saw ternty; "Enough you nave spoaen, Batavlus. None are so blind aa those who will not ee." "Well. then, father, I can see what i in the way of mine own business; and it is a flxed principle with me not to meddle with the business of other neonle." And he marshaled the six cnuaren and their two nurses In front of him and trotted oft with Joanna upon bis arm, fully persuaded that he had done himself great credit, and acted with uncommon wisdom. The next morning was the Sabbath and it broke in a perfect splendor of sunshine. They all walked to church together, and Hyde thought how beau tiful the pleasant city was that Sab bath morning. Katherlne and Hyde and Bram were together: Jorls and Lysbet were low ly following them. Suddenly tne peaceful atmosphere was troubled by the startling clamor of a trumpet A second blast was accompanied by the rapid beat of a horse' hoofs, and the rider came down Broadway like one on a message ot life and death, and made no pause until be bad very near ly reached Maiden Lane. At that point a tall, muscular man seized the horse by the bridle and asked. "What news?" Great news! great news! mere has been a battle, a massacre at Lex ington, a running fight from Concord to Boston! Stay me not!" But, as he shook the bridle free, he threw handbill, containing the official ac count of the affair at Lexington, to the inquirer. Who then thought of church, though the church bells were ringing? The crowd gathered round the man with tha ti.nrihlll. and In ominous silence ii.toneri to the tldlnes of the massacre . i .Timrtnn the destruction of stores at Concord, the quick gathering of the in. i. tKj kiii. .ni Hw nround Reading and Roxbury, the retreat of the British under their harassing are, until, worn out and disorganized, they had found a refuge In Boston. JorU was white and stern In his mntinn? Rmm stood by the reader, with a face as bright as a bride- groom's. Hyde turned to the reader. who stood with bent brows, ana tne paper in his hand. "Well, sir, what Is to be done?" he asked. "There are five hundred stand of arms In the City Hall; there are men enough here to take them. Let ns A loud cry of assent answerea nim. The new spread, no one knew how; but men poured out from the churches and the houses on their route, ana their force was soon nearly a thou sand strong. Jorls could hardly en dure the suspense. About 2 o'clock, as he was walking reatlessly about the house, Bram and Hyde returned together. "Well?" he ankeu. "Oh, Indeed, all fortune fitted us! We went en masse down Broadway into Wall street, and so to the City Hall, where we made an entrance." "And you got the arms?" "Faith, we got all we went for! The arms were divided among the peo ple." "Where were the English soldier?" "Indeed, they were shut up in bar nek. ot ttlr officers wera in NEW VOUK j church, others waiting for orders from the governor or mayor." "And where weut you with the arms?" "To a room in John street There thoy were stacked, the names ot the men enrolled, and a guard placed over them. And now, mother, we will have some dinner; 'the soldier loves his mess.' " But events cannot be driven by wishes; many things had to be set tled before a movement forward co lid be made. Jorls had bis store to let, and the stock and good-will to dispose of. Hyde's time was spent as a re cruiting officer. In company with Willet, Sears and McDougall, Hyde might be seen enlisting men, or or ganizing the "Liberty Regiment" then raising. Every day's events fanned the temper ot the city, although it was soon evident that the flrt.t fight ing would be done in the vicinity of Boston. For, three weeks after that memor able April Sunday, Congress, in ses sion at Philadelphia, had recognized tne men in camp there as a Contlnen tal army, the nucleus ot the troops that were to be raised for the defense ot the country, and had commissioned Col. Washington as commander-in- chief to direct their operations. Then every heart was In a state ot the greatest expectation and excitement In June the Van Heemsklrk troops were ready to leave for Boston near ly six hundred young men, full of pure purpose and brave thoughts, and with all their Illusions and enthusi asms undtmmed. The day before their departure, they escorted Van Heemskirk to his house. it woum nave been card to find a nobler looking leader than Jorls. And the bright young lads who followed him looked like his sons, for most of them strongly resembled him in per son; and any one might have been sure, even If the roll had not shown it, that they were Van Brunts and Van Rlpers and Van Rensselaers, Roose- velts, Westervelts and Terbunes. Katherlne and Lysbet bad made the flag of the new regiment an orange flag, with a cluster of twelve blue stars above the word liberty. It was Lysbet's hands that gave it to them. But few words were said. Lysbet and Katherlne could but stand and gaze as heads were bared, and the orange folds flung to the wind, and the in spiring word liberty saluted with bright, upturned faces and a ringing shout of welcome. It was to be the last evening at home for Jorls and Bram and Hyde, and everything was done to make It a happy memory. There had been some expectation ot Joanna and Batavlus, but at the last moment an excuse was sent "The child is sick, writes Batavlus; but I think, then, it is Batavius that is afraid, and not the child who is sick,' said Jorls." After supper Bram went to bid a friend good-by, and, as Jorls and Lys bet sat In the quiet parlor. Elder Semple and bis wife walked in. The elder was sad and still. He took the hands of Joris in his own and looked him steadily In the face. "Man Jorls,1 be said, "what s sending you on sic a daft-like errand?" Jorls smiled, and grasped tighter his friend's band. "So glad am I to see you at last, elder. As In you came, I was thinking about you. Let us part good friends and brothers. If I come not back " "Tut tut! You're sure and certain to come back; and sae I'll save the quarrel I bae wl' you until then. I came to speak anent things, In case o' the warst, to tell you that it any one wants to touch your wife or your bairns, a brick in your bouse, or a flower in your garden plat, I'll stand by all that's yours, to the last shilling I hae, and nane shall harm them. "I have a friend, then. I have you, Alexander. Never this hour shall I regret" The old men bent to each other; there were tears In their eyes. With out speaking, they were aware of kindness and faithfulness and grati tude beyond the power of words. Hyde and Katherlne were walking in the garden, lingering In the sweet June twilight by the lilac hedge and the river bank. All Hyde's business was arranged; he was going into the fight without any anxiety beyond such as was natural to the circumstances. While he was away his wife' and son were to remain with Lysbet If he never came back, ample provision had been made for his wife and son's wel- : rare, out ana ne suuueniy mrnea vu i Katherlne, as If she had been con ! sctous of his thoughts "the war will i not last very long, dear heart, and when liberty Is won, and the founda- , tion for a great rommonweanu mm, J why then we will buy a large estate i somewhere upon the banks of this beautiful river. A nundrea years aner , this, your descendants shall wander among the trelllages and cut hedges and boxed walks, and say, 'What a sweet taste our dear great, great grandmother had!" And Katherlne laughed at bis merry talk and touched his sword, and asked, "Is It the old sword, my Richard?" "The old sword, Kate, my sweet With it I won my wife. Oh, Indeed, yes!" He drew it partially from its sheath, and mused a moment Then be slowly untwisted the ribbon and tassel of bullion at the hilt, and gave It Into her hand. "I have a better htlt-ribbon than that," he said, "and, when we go Into the house, I will re trlm my sword." She thought little of the remark at the time, though she carefully put the tarnished tassel away among her dearest treasures; but It acquired a new meaning in the morning. The troops were to leave very early, and, soon after dawn, she heard the clatter of galloping horses, and the calls of the men as they reined up at their commander's dcor. They rose from the breakfast table and looked at their wives. Lysbet gave a little soh. an 4 laid her head a moment upon her husband's breaat Katherlne lifted her whit taea and whispered, with kiss, "Beloved one, go. Night and day I wiu pray lor you, and long for you. My love, my dear one!" Katherlne held her busband'a band till they stood at the open door. Then he looked Into her face, and down at his sword, with a meaning smile. And her eyes dilated, and a vivid blush spread over her cheek and throat, and she drew him back a mo ment, and passfonately kissed him again; and all her grief wa tost in love and triumph. For, wound tightly around hi sword-hilt he saw though it was brown and faded her first, fateful love-token th Bow of Orange Ribbon. Postscript (Quotations from a letter oatta uiy s, a. u. ItHb.) "Yesterday I went with my aunt to spend 'the Fourth" at the Hydes'. They have the most delightful place a great stone house in a wilderness ot foliage and beauty, and yet within convenient distance of the railroad and the river boats. Kate Hyde said the house Is more than a hundred years old, and that the fifth generation is living In it I am sure there are pictures enough of the family to ac count for three hundred yeare; but the two handsomest, after all. are those of the builder. They were very great people at the court of Washing ton, I believe. I suppose it is natural, for those who bava ancestors, to brag about them, and to show off the old buckle and tan and court dresses they have hoarded up, not to speak of the queer bit of plate and china; and I must say the Hydes have a really delightful lot of such bric-a-brac. But the strangest thing 1 the 'household talisman.' It is not like the luck of Eden hall; It is neither crystal cup. nor silver vase, nor magic bracelet, nor an old slipper. But they have a tradition, that the house will prosper as long as it lasts, and so this pre cious palladium I carefully kept in a locked box ot carved sandalwood, for It 1 only a bit of faded satin that was a love-token a St Nicholas Bow of Orange Ribbon." (Th End.) GOT THE BRIDE'S GARTERS. Eight Fair On Gladdened by th Lucky Talisman. The fashionable Riverside Driv district Is Uttering over the original ity of a young bride last week, whose gift to ber eight bridesmaid were garters. Each girl received a single garter. The bride was deep la ar rangements before the wedding, when one of the Danish servant told her of a popular superstition in her native land. The maid said the very essence of good luck, both tor bride and brlesmald, might be accomplished by the bride giving the left garter to her attendant after the wedding cere mony. The Riverside Drive belle thought the superstition delightful, and being somewhat "faddish," she decided to try the Danish talisman. But" cried the girl, "I have eight bridesmaids and only one left garter!" This predicament she confided to ber fiance, blushing prettily aa she spoke the unmentionable word. The man solved the problem in a moment He told her to wear eight pairs ot garters for eight day, and on tha wedding day to wear all left eight garter. In this way each bridesmaid might re ceive an acclimated garter, teeming vim good luck. Th ceremony wa flourishing, and before th white- robed bride slipped into her going- away gown she called ' her faithful bridesmaids to a retiring room. Girls," she said, "here is your giff Then she unclasped eight left garters that encircled her silk hose and each girl received her talisman. A still worse dilemma was when th ushers asked the bridesmaids what their bridal gift were. They answered. "Something lucky." Willing to Take a Chance. There Is a restaurant keeper with a new and capacious place on the upper West Side about whom a story is go ing the rounds. This "mine host" makes no secret of the fact that when he arrived in America as a youth he had more fingers and ue than dol lars, and that it is due to hi own in dustry that he now can command his little army of cooks, waiters and othei help, says the New York Times. When he opened an addition to his rooms re cently his friends were surprised to see a crest emblazoned conspicuously on various parts of the wall. Th glassware also bears the crest "I say, Pat," said a friend recently, "where did you get that crest?" "That belonged to a king ot my name In Ireland," was the reply. "And I suppose you were one of the royal family?" "Well, I don't know," was the confi dential reply. "I looked it up in the Astor library. There were several hundred years to account for, but I thought I'd take a chance." Russell 8age's Joke. Russell Sage has a great affection for horses. Any Instance of cruelty to these useful quadntpeds that he sees be comments on pretty strongly. Some times, though his comment - takes humorous turn. As he waa driving outside of New York one afternoon he met a farmer with a very sorry-look ing mule. Mr. Sage pulled up and said: "Friend, you nave an odd mma there." "Yes?" said the fanner. "Yes, Indeed. I know a maa wfc would give $400 to see that mala." "Who Is he, sir?" asked tha farmer. "Why, be'a a blind man." And Mr. Sage with a loud, mocking laugh. drove off. In the Zoo. They stood In front of the elephants, watching the two big animal mov ing restlessly about The man wa of aldermanic proportions, of gener ous girth, well fed apparently, and also well satisfied with himself. Th boy was a little bit of a chap, who clung to his father's hand quite des perately. It was evident that the boy was enjoying his first visit to the too, His questions were many. Th last one he asked In the elephant house was: "Daddy, do you think that eleahast is a heavy s you?" Mote Tha toMc-wlat arttU Us ban widely published and I on of tht moat remarkable illustration of tha value of careful marshalling ana analysis ot facts in presenting a sub ject to tha public LEVELER8. Th MIlon of Whisky, Tobeeo and Coffee. The Creator made all thing. w be lieve. If so, He must have made these. We know what He made food and water for, and air and sunshine, but why Whisky, Tobacco and Coffee? They are here sure enough and each performing it work. There must be some great plun be hind it all; the thoughtful man seek to understand aomethlng of that plan and thereby to Judge these article for their true worth. Let us not say "bad" or "good" without taking testimony. There are time and conditions when it certainly seems to the casual ohaerver that these stimulant nar- cotlcs are real blessings. Right there la the ambush that con ceal a "killing" enemy. One can slip Into the habit of either whisky, tobacco or coffee easy enougn, hnt to "untanela" Is often a fearful struggle. It seems plain that there are cir cumstances when the narcotic eneci ot these poisons Is for the moment beneficial, but the fearful argument against them is that seldom ever does one find a steady user of eitner wnis- ky, coffee or tobacco tree from disease ot some kind. Certainly powerful element in their effect on the human race. It I a matter of dally history, testi fied to by literally millions of people, that Whisky, Tobacco and Coffee are smiling, promising, beguiling friend on the start, but always false as nen Itself in the end. Once tney get llrin nolo" enough to show their strength, they insist upon governing and drive th victim steadily toward in neann in tome form; if permitted to continue to rule, they will not let up until pbya leal and mental ruin set in. A man under that spell (and un der the spell" I correct) of any one of these drugs frequently assure him self and his friends, "Why. I can leave oft any time I want to. I did quit for a week Just to show I could." It la tore mark of the slave when one get to that tage. He wiggled through week, fighting every day to break the pell, was finally whipped, and began his slavery all over again. Th slave (Coffee slave as well a Tobacco and Whisky) dally reviews hi condition, sees perfectly Maln the steady encroachments of disease, how tha nerves get weaker day by day ana demand the drug that seems to smile and offer relief for a few minutes and then leave the diseased condition plainer to view than ever and grow ing worse. Many times the Coffee slave realise that he is between two fires. He feel bad if he leave off and little worse if he drink and allow th effect to wear off. Bo it goes on from day to day, Every night the struggling victim promises himself that he will break the bablt, and next day when he feel a little bad (as he is quite sure to) breaks, not the habit, but hi own res olution. It 1 nearly always a tough fight, with dlseaster ahead sure if the habit wins. There bava been hundreds ot thou sands ot people driven to tb"fr graven through disease broufe un by coffee drinking alone, tod it Is quite certain that mora human misery Is caused by coffee sad tobacco than by wbisky, for the to first are more widely used, andoiore hidden and Insidious in the effect on nerves, heart and other vital organ, and are thus unsuspected un til much of the dangerous work Is dons. Now, Reader, what Is your opinion aa to the real use the Creator has for these things. Take a look at the ques tion from this point ot view. There is a law of Nature and of Nature's God that things slowly evolve from lower planes to higher, a sturdy, steady and dignified advance toward more perfect things in both the Physi cal and Spiritual world. The ponder ous tread of evolutionary develop ment ia fixed by the Infinite and will not be quickened out of natural law by any of man's methods. Therefore we see many illustrations showing how nature checks too rapid advance. Illinois raises phenomenal crops of corn for two or three years. If she continued to do so every year her farmer would advance In wealth far beyond those of other sections or countries. So Nature Interposes a bar every three or four year and brings on a "bad year." Here we see the leveling Influence at work. A man I prosperous in his business for a number of years and grows rich Then Nature sets the "leveling lnflu ence" at work on him. Some of his Investments lose, he becomes luxuri ous and lazy. Perhaps It is whisky, tobacco, coffee, women, gambling or some other form. The Intent and pur pose is to level him keep him from evolving too far ahead of the masse. A nation becomes prosperous and great like ancient Rome. If no level ing influence set in she would domi nate the world perhaps for all time, But Dame Nature sets ber army ot levelers at work luxury, overeat ing and drinking, licentiousness, waste and extravagance, indulgences of all kinds then comes the wreck. Sure, Sure, Sure. The law of the unit is the law ot the mass. Man goes through the same process. Weakness (In childhood) graauaa growm or sirengm, energy, thrift, probity, prosperity, wealth, comfort ease, relaxation, self-indulgence, luxury, Idleness, waste, debauch ery, disease, and the wreck follows. The "levelers" are in the bushes along the pathway of every successful man and woman, and they bag the major wy. Only now and then can a man stand out against these "levelers" and hold his fortune, fame and health to th end. So tha Creator has ue for wvi.l. Tobacco and Coffee to level down th successful one and those who show iign ot being succoasful, and keep mem oaca in tne race, so that th great "field" (th ) mar unt be len ton Tsr behind And yet w mut adatft that aamd all-wii Creator ba placed it in tha power of m&n to stand upright clothed in the armor of a clean-cut steady mind, and say unto himself, "I decline to exchange my birthright for a mess of pottage. I will not deaden my sense, weak en my grip on affairs and keep ms self cheep, common and behind in for tune and fame by drugging with whis ky, tobacco or coffee. Life Is too short. It is hard enough to win the good things without any sort of handi cap, so a man is certainly a 'fool trad er' when he trades strength, health, money and the good things that come With power for the half-asleep condi tion of the 'drugger' with the certainty of sickness and disease ahead." It is a matter each Individual must decide for himself. He can be a lead er and semi-god If he will, or he can go along through life a drugged clown, cheap "hewer ot wood or carrier of water." Certain it la that while the Great Father of us all does not seem to mind" if some of bis children are foolish and stupid, he seems to select others (perhaps those he Intends tor some special work) and allows them to be threshed and castigated most fearfully by these "levelers." If a man tries flirting with these lev elers a while, and gets a few slaps as a hint, he had better take the hint, or good solid blow will follow. When a man tries to live upright. clean, thrifty, sober and undrugged, manifesting as near as he knows what the Cieator intends he should, happi ness, health and peace seem to come to him. Does It pay? This article was written to set peo- rle thinking, to rouse the "God with in," for every highly-organized man and woman has times when they feel something calling from within for them to press to the front and "be about the Father's business." Don't mistake It; the spark of the Infinite Is there, and It pays In every way health, happiness, peace and even worldly prosperity to break off the habits and strip clean for the work cut out for us. It has been the business of the writ er to provide a practical and easy way for people to break away from the coffee habit and be assured of a re turn to health and all of the good things that brings, provided the abuse has not gone too far, and even then the cases where the body has been re built on a basis of strength and health run into the thousands. It U an easy and comfortable step to stop coffee Instantly by having well made Postum Food Coffee served rich and het with good crera, for the color and flavor is there, but none of the caffeine or other nerve-destroying ele ments of ordinary coffee. On the contrary, the most powerful rebuilding elements furnished by Na ture are In Postum and they quickly set about repairing the damage. Sel dom Is It more than two days after the change Is made before the old Btomach or bowel troubles or com plaints of kidneys, heart, head or nerves show- unmistakable evidence of getting better and ten days' time changes things wonderfully. Literally millions of brain-working Americans to-day use Postum, having found the value and common sense In the change. C. W. POST. PAID DEARLY FOR CAUTION. Woman' Distaste for PubUJ.'f Ct Purse and Handbag. For years Mrs. Storey's life had been haunted by the fear that some day she might be called upon to serve as a witness In court. Her grand mother was a witness once, aud when Mrs. Storey was a little girl she used to hear all about It. Grandma, It ap pears, had been so scared she couldn't tell the Judge her own name. "And," said Mrs. Storey to her hus band, "if there is anything more dis graceful than to be unable to tell your own name. I'd like to know what It is." In order to reduce the possibilities ot such a-calamity to a minimum. Mrs. Storey would walk on with deaf ened ears and averted head whenever she happened to be near a fire, a fight or the scene of an accident. Only the other day sho bad occasion to shut her eyes and cars to tha seeming world about her. She was waiting in the Grand Central station for Mr. Storey who had gone around to the baggage room to check a trunk. Presently sho became awaro that something exciting was happening close beside her. Hastily Bhe shut her eyes and Btuck her fingers Into her ears, but before these protective measures could be accomplished she learned that a female thief had Bnatched a handbag which she nao found lying on the floor, and was be ing pursued by an excited crowd. Not being entirely devoid of the curloBlty of her sex, Mrs. Storey would have liked to know more, but the old fear of being detained as a witness held her Inert untl her husband's return. Then Eho ventured to ask if they na caught the thief. "Yes," said Mr. Storey, "but they couldn't do anything with ber. Ev eryone was confident the bag didn't belong to her, but as nobody appeared to claim It the policeman had to let her go." At that Mrs. Storey opened her eyes. "I am so glad," she said, "that it Is all over. I am ready to go now. But oh, dear me, where are my pu"sa and handbag? I bad them here a moment ago! They must have dropped-h, I wonder " "Yes," said Mr. Storey, heartlessly, "the stolen bag undoubtedly 'Rg yours." New York Tress. Teaching Gunnery. The new system of giving young British sailors a six weeks' prelimi nary gun drill to see If they are cap able ot further tunltlon works fairly well and Is a great improvement on the old system, when a man was Ji"T trained In gunnery, whether be was fitted for It or not, at the expense of the country, says the London Ex press. The only drawback to the scheme is that gunnery Is so complicated nowa days that a man does not have time t trP the detail thoroughly. Th admiralty tries to mak him a fiB" Itig machine before he I an Individual 000. Chart "