ATAXIA IS CURABLE,
JtEPOBTED CUBE STANDS TEST 01
rULL' imiSTIOATIOH, ....
A. Former Victim of Locomotor Ataxia
Now Free from Suffering and
Actively at Work.
" Tea," said Mr.Watkius to a reporter,
- It U true that I have been cored ol
ataxia by Dr. Williams' Pink PilU."
"Are you aure yon had locomotor
The doctor themselves told me to.
Besides I reoognized the symptoms.'!
"What were they?"
Well, the first iudications were
stiffness about the knee joints that came
on about four years ago. A few months
after that appeared, my walk got to be
uncertain, shaky-like. I lost confidence
in my power to control the movements
of my legs. Once, when I was in the
cellar, I started to pick tip two scuttles
of coal, and my lets gave way suddenly,
and I tumbled all in a heap in a basket.
I couldn't close my eyes and keep my
balance to save my life. Then I had
fearful pains over my whole body and I
lost control over my kidneys and my
" How about your general health ?"
Sometimes I was so weak that I had
- v.n mr W and my weight fell off
twenty POUUCIS. 1UIU( iei,v;
. ftl:..... i .. . , .
W for me Until i ran across m young
man wno snu uw vww j
lisms' Finn rill ana wno aaviseu mm w
"Didtnese puis neip you ngntawayf -
'Ididn tsee much Improvement un
til 1 had used six boxes. , The first bene
At I noticed was a better circulation and
fa picking up in strength and weight. I
fmdually got confidence in my ability
1 to direct the movements of my legs, and
in the course of seven or eight months
all the troubles had disappeared."
" Do you regard yourself as entirely
I do the work of a well man at any
rate. I can close my eyes and stand up
all right and move about the same
other men. The pains are all gone ex
cept an occasional twitch in the calves
of my legs.'.'
Mr. James H.Watkins resides at No. 12
WMterlo street, Albany, N.Y. Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills can be obtained at any
drug store. They should be used as soon
a tha first siims of locomotor ataxia ap
peal iu a peculiar numbness of the foot.
Inns Furnish Tooth Brushes.
Japanese inns furnish fresh tooth
brushes every morning free to every
guest. The brush is of wood, shaped
like a pencil, and frayed to a tuftj
brush of fiber at the large end.
FIXING RAILROAD RATES.
Making railroad rates is like play
ing a game of checkers or chess. Com
munities to be benefitted, producers,
manufacturers or shippers to be aided
represent the pieces used. Every pos
sible move is studied for its effect
on the general result by skilled traf
fic managers., A false move In the
making of freight rates may mean the
ruin of a city, of a great manufactur
ing interest, of an agricultural com
munity. Railroads strive to build up
all these so that each may have an
equal chance in the sharp competi-
tlon of business. So sensitive to this
rivalry are the railroads that in order
to build up business along their lines
they frequently allow . the shipper to
practically dictate rates. Rate mak
ing has been a matter of development;
of mutual ' concessions for mutual
benefit. That Is why the railroads of
the United States have voluntarily
made freight rates so much lower In
this country than they are on the
government-owned and. operated rail
ways of Europe and Australia that
they are now the lowest transporta
tion rates In the world.
It is modesty that places in the fee-
ble hand of beauty the scepter that
dwuiuiauuB yuwor. neiveuus.
Tell your friends if you
like it; if not, tell yout
Tour grocr return, your maaej u roe eoa'l
ake BchlUlnii'i Bnt.
It's dangerous not to notice a new
dress your wife has, Decause snt
j thinks you are not interested, and it's
I oangerous to nonce oecauau n u
fa new one you forgot to notice before.
New York Press.
Do you think it worth
while to serve good tea at
Railway Conaestlon Is Costly.
Owlnr in tha railway congestion In
'Argentina, farmers and exporters have
post enormously. Government inter
lent management having been stated
, the cause.
Which do you spend most
money on, tea or whiskey?
Nearly every man you meet knows
sum mm ed v fnr a cold, but he never
T les it on himself.
i j -
Where tea and spirit are
right, there is little danger of
going-astray in the business.
If a married man thinks he Is the
head of the house that's all that is ne
I Do you think the only dif
ferences in tea are a It
cents a pound ?
When tha rtaYit vnnt m.n ..alia
pretty girl the old man doesn'f have
lIAUM 111 IDT 9y FREDERICK
ClLmiN JPVIVl VPHAM ADAMS
Aateof of "Tha Kidnapped MllllonalrM." "Colonel Moo rote Doctrine." Etc
Coptright, 1902, BT All rlghta I Copyhiuht, 1905 bt
FaaDSxita Upham Adams reserved I A. J. UmilL BiDDLS
CHAPTER XV. Continued.
In an alcove, partially formed by a
bay window, stood an easel, uphold
ing a large frame, Tho light, struck,
the canvas In such a way that Blake,,
did not recognize the subject until
squarely in front c:f It.
It was a portrait of Jessie Carden
not the Jenslo Carden drawn by the
San Francisco artlnt from the faded
tintype but the Jessie Carden of later
yeim, whose face and figure had tak-
n on the perfect grace of woman
hood. Amazed and lost In thought, Blake
aid not hear Arthur Morris as he ap
proached and stood back of him. He
flitHhcd when Morris toucned him on
he should: r.
"By Jove! that portrait must have
;reat attraction for you! laughed
Morris. "You've been staring at It
1ve minutes! A box at the opera you
cannot ttll her name!"
'Done!" said Blake. "That's a por-
'.nlt of Miss Carden MIbs Jessie
Carden. of Boston."
An expression of dumb surprise
swept across the face of Arthur Mor
ris. With half-opened mouth and star
ing eyes he gazed at .Tames Blake.
Well, I'll be- . Well, of all
things!" He sank into a chair and
laughed feebly. "I say, old fellow,
you took me off my feet! How the
devil did you guess that name?"
"Nothing wonderful about it!"
said Blake, who by this time had per
fected his course. "I met Miss Car
den years ago, and I at once recog
nized the portrait."
"You met her? Where?"
"In the country, near Hingham,
"How? When? By Jove, old fel
low, this beats me! What were you
doing in Hingham?"
"I lived on a farm near there," re
plied Blake. Morris leaned forward.
For an instant fear had possession or
him. Who was this man who lived
'rrms 4a?72&r or
on a farm near Hingham, and who
was once acquainted with Jessie Car
den? Was he John Burt?
"From the time I was thirteen un
til I ran away from home," Blake con
tinued, with nonchalance and confi
dent mendacity, "I lived on a farm
about three miles from the old Bish
op mansion. Miss Carden used to
visit there In the summer seasons
and I saw her frequently. The last
time I saw her she cantered past our
house with a friend of mine. That re
minds me dear old John I must look
him up when I go to Rocky Woods."
Blake threw back his head and re
flectively exhaled a wreath of cigar
"Does this explain the mystery? I
don't see anything wonderful about It
except that you have her portrait, and
that is probably easily explained. I'm
not prying into your affairs, old
"Not at all not at all! Rammohun;
brandy and two bottles of soda," or
dered Morris, mopping his forehead.
"By Jove, this is remarkable! You
speak of a friend of yours John, you
call him what was his last name?"
"Where Is he now?" Morris leaned
eagerly forward, his face gray and his
lower lip twitching.
"Sure, I don't know! He was with
his grandfather on the old Burt farm
in Rocky Woods when I left Massa
chusetts. Why? Do you know John
"Confound it, man, he shot me!"
exclaimed Morris, springing to his
feet and pacing up and down the
room. "He shot me, I tell you, and all
but put me out for good! And he did
it on account of the girl whose por
trait you're admiring. The blasted
cad was crazy jealous over Miss Car
den, who had been so foolish as to tol
erate his company. He picked a quar
rel with me In a tavern and shot me
through the left lung. Laid me up
for three months. That old desperado
of a grandfather of his nearly killed
two officers and aided him to escape.
He has not been heard of since."
Blake plied Morris with questions.
The latter took large draughts of
brandy and recited the successive
chapters which led to the tragedy.
Except that he made himself the he
ro of the tale, his account agreed with
that told by John Burt. Blake par
took sparingly of the brandy, but Mor
ris fed his aroused hate and recollec-,
tlon with the fiery fluid.
According to Morris he was madly
in love with Jeslse Carden from the
moment he saw her. Before he re
covered from his wound she was. sent
abroad by Gen. Carden to complete
her education in Paris and Berlin.
Two years later Gen. Carden failed
in business, his private fortune being
wiped out in the crash. Jessie came
back from Europe and remained a
year with the Bishops. Arthur had
Induced Ms father to place Gen. Car
den In a salaried postlon with the
Morris bank in New York, and he
persuaded Gen. Carden to accept a
loan sufficient to defray Jes
sie's expenses in a second
trip abroad. She was in Paris, but
had completed her studies, and would
return in few weeks. Ht was en-
gaged to the dear girl, but the date
of the wedding had not been set.
"I've told you more'n any man liv
ing," half sobbed Morris, as he leaned
on James Blake's shoulder.
Tears stood In his Inflamed eyes
and trickled down his red, blotched
"You'll keep my secret, won't you,
old chap?" he pleaded maudllnly.
"You're the bes' frlen' I've got In the
world! People don't like me; they
don't know me. You know me, Blake,
old fel", don't you? I'm sen'mental
that's what makes me cry. By Jove,
you'll be my bes' man at weddln'
bes' man at my weddln' won't you?"
He lurched into a chair. The train
ed and alert Rammohun appeared,
deftly undressed him, and solemnly
conveyed him to an Inner room.
"Poor John!" sighed Blake, a few
minutes later, as the Indian servant
showed him his room and softly closed
the door. "Poor John! love's a tough
proposition, and I'm afraid John's on
a dead card! He has waited too
When Blake arrived in Hingham
he felt like a stranger In a foreign
land. Ills parents were dead and his
relatives scattered. The village look
ed smaller than when he was a boy.
He felt himself in a living graveyard.
Securing an open carriage and a
driver from a livery stable, he rode
through the quiet streets and out Into
the country. "Drive to Thomas Bish
op's house," he ordered.
The drawn and dust-covered shut
ters of the old mans on told their own
story. From a passing farmer Blake
learned that the PiShops had moved
to New York months before. Half an
hour later he knocked on Peter Burt's
As a boy, Blake stood In awe and
fear of the strange old man, but the
years bad obliterated this feeling. His
knock sounded hollow on the great
oaken door, and he wondered If the
aged recluse yet lived. Mrs. Jasper,
the housekeeper, opened the door, and
Blake at once recognized her.
"How do you do, Mrs. Jasper? My
name is Blake James Blake. I lived
near here when I was a boy. Don't
"Little Jimmy Blake! Well, of all
things! I never would have known
ye. Come right In Mr. Blake."
"Is Mr. Burt here?"
"Y-e-s, but I don't know If he'll see
ye," she said, hesitatingly, wiping her
hands on her apron. "He don't see
nobody, ye know."
"Tell him who I am, and say I'm
from California," said' Blake, who
could think of no other Introduction.
They stood in the old-fashioned par
lor where Peter Burt had bound the
officers the night John Burt left
Rocky Woods. As Mrs. Jasper hesi
tated, the door leading to the sitting
room opened and Peter Burt entered.
Blake could not see that he had
changed a whit. Age had not rav
ished the strong face nor robbed the
massive figure of its strength. He ad
vanced to the center of the room, his
eyes fixed Bearchlngly on the face of
"What have you to say to ma.
Blake? Be seated, sir."
Blake took a seat in an antique
rocker and shifted his legs uneasily.
"Where is John?"
"John John I don't"
"Do not He to me, Blake. Tell mo
what you know of my grandson."
'Ho is in California, sir!" exclaim
ed James Blake. When these words
were uttered he felt a sensation of
relief which was positively exhilarat
ing. "He Is alive and well! John is
rich, Mr. Burt! He Is a millionaire
mnny times over!"
A grave smile lighted the features
of Peter Burt. He closed his eyes and
lay back In the chair.
"Go on; tell me about it," he said,
as Blake paused.
For an hour or more the head of the
firm of James Blake & Company r
cited the history of John Burt's ca
reer in California, and the result of
the recent speculative campaign in
New York. Once In a while the old
man asked a question, but he made
no comment until the narrative was
"Your heart dominates your judg
ment, but that Is a trait and not a
fault," he said, as he arose and of
fered his band to James Blake. "God
gives us emotions and faculties; from
them we must develop character. Do
not charge yourself with a broken
picmlse to John. He has kept his
pa it. I send him my blessing. Say
to Win that I am strong and well and
happy. Say to him that his future
field of work Is 1n New York city."
Peter Burt stood In the doorwsy
and watched until the carriage disap
peared beyond the old graveyard.
"I'm glad that's ended!" said Blake
to himself. "I wonder what I told the
old man?" Everything, I guess. I'm
nearlng a crisis, am I? Well, I'm
used to crises and guess I can stand
one more. Who's coming? His face
looks , famlllrr. It's Sam , Rounds!
Stop, drlverl Hollo, Sam! How are :
Seated in a stylish road cart, behind
a rangy, high-stepping trotter was one
of the companions of Blake's boy
hood. Sam checked bis horse and,
with a puzzled grin, looked into the
"Haou de ye- dew?" he drawled,
slackening the lines. "Yer face looks
fee-mlllar like, on' yer voice don't
sound strange like, either. I believe
I know ye! It's Jim Blake! Haou
air ye, Jim? Well, well, well 1 Who'd
a thunk It who'd a thunk It?"
Sam reached across and shook
hands with a vigor which nearly
pulled Blake out of his carriage.
"Air ye tho James Blake I'va been
readlu' crbout? The one that's been
givlp' them New York sharps a whirl
In stocks?" aHked Sam.
Blake sinljed and nodded his head.
"Is that so? Well, well, well! Say,
I'm plumb glad to bear it!" and Sam's
smiling face showed it "Ain't never
beam of John Burt, have yet No?
Well, he'll turn up on top some day,
an don t ye ferglt, Sara Kounds ti
lers said so. Where be ye goln' to,
'I'm going back to New York to
night," replied Blake. "From there
I return to San Francisco, but expeet
to make New York my home."
"Is that so? I'm llvln' in New
York now," said Sam, handing Blake
his card. "Moved there several years
ago. Mother an' I are here on a
vlplt fer a few days. I've been do
In' fairly mlddlln' well In New York,
Jim. When you write me, be shore
an' put 'Hon.' before my name," and
Sam laughed until the rocks re-echoed
"How Is that?" asked Blake, gazing
blankly at the card.
"Read what It says," insisted Sam.
"I'm alderman of my deestrtct, an'
have Just been re-elected tew a sec
ond term. Fact!"
"I congratulate you, Sam," said
"Sorry ye haven't time tew wait
over an' go back with us," Sam said.
"But If ye are goln' tew locate In
New York, I'll see lots of ye."
"I certainly will look you up when
I'm in New York," said Blake. "My
regards to your mother, and say I'm
sorry I didn't have time to call on
her. Are you married, Sam?"
"Nop, but I has hopes," laughed
Sam, gathering up the lines. "Good
bye, Jim, good-bye, an' more luck ter
"Same to yon, Sam; good-bye!"
a e e e a
Ten days later James Blake ar
rived in San Francisco. He drove to
John's apartment, and was greeted by
him in the old study room. Blake sat
where he looked at the portrait of
Jessie Carden. His heart sank with
(To be continued.)
DISHES WILL NOT BREAK.
Belgian Manufacturers Have Circum
vented the Careless Servant.
James C. McNally, consul of the
United States at Liege, Belgium, has
reported the invention by a manufac
turer there of dinner plates which
servants can Idly drop upon the stone
floor without breaking, and dishes
which make excellent hammers with
which to drive nails. Here is the
story in his own words: "The Com
pany Du Val-St. Lambert, of Liege,
is manufacturing a hardened crystal
dish, which In appearance closely re
sembles fine translucent china of unl-
form shape and manufacture. The
resisting power of this ware Is due to
a special hardening process and to the
quality and nature of the crystal used
It not only successfully resists the
usual wear and tear, but is almost
proof against breakage.
"A hardened crystal dish can be
substituted for a hammer In driving
nails Into wood, while the same ware
can be put Into boiling water at a
high degree, then plunged into Ice
water repeatedly, without the least
noticeable damage to the dish or
plate. The writer has seen plates
of the usual form of this hardened
ware hurled to the stone floor of
warehouse and go bounding along the
whole length of the building without!
suffering the least damage. This same
firm makes glassware of the same
Luxuries of Russian Peasant.
The Russian peasant, even If the
bread he eats is black, has a bonne
bouche to add to his meal much
sought by epicures In the western
world the wild mushrooms which
grow thousands upon thousands on
the steppes of Russia. At any time a
full and savory meal is provided with
the addition of sausage and onions;
even a mushroom alone often con'
tents them for a meal with their
coarse rye bread. The poorest laborer
has also a luxurious drink always
available from the ever-present sam-
ovar, and the tea they drink would be
the envy of any American connoisseur
of that beverage, for the best of
China's tea Is found in Russia, and all
classes enjoy its quality and frag
rance. Never is the water allowed to
stand on the tea over a few moments,
so none of the poisonous tannin Is
extracted, and a delightful, mildly
stimulating, straw-colored drink is
Some Customs of Spain.
Writing of Spanish customs, Israel
Znngwlll says: "To call one another
by our surnames In Spain would be
wanting in friendly courtesy; indeed,
for the most part, we are ignorant of
them. A very grave and reverend Be
nor might be addressed by his sur
name and his surname alone but
even he were better adressed by his
Christian name, preceded by 'Don.'
'Senor Don' Is reserved for letters,
and then the honor costs you 5 cen
tlmos. That the Portuguese are not
to be confounded with the Spaniards
Is most lucidly learned from their
methods of address, for, so far from
addressing a young lady as Juanlta or
Isabella, I should have to say her ex
cellency.' Here, In our palacio, the
very waiter has been heard to give
the order: "Fried eggs for Isabella.'
And Isabella Is a very stylish
The man who has only lowers iu
the garden of his life does not nee4
to build a wall about It.
THE WRONG WAY TO WALK
Inelegant and Slovenly Gait Noticed All Too
Walking one of the mosi. popular
and beneficial exercises is well dis
cussed in Good Housekeeping:
Very stout or slouchy people allow
the abdomeu to "lead." Brain work
ers, worriers, all nervous and physi
cally uncultivated people, let their
heads lead; the head is further ad
vanced than any other part of the per
son. Dyspeptics whose thoughts are
centered on their stomachs, often un
consciously lead with the waist line
Just over the offending organ. Oc
casionally a weak-willed person per
mlts the knees to lead. When a thin,
bad walker moves rapidly, there often
seems to be a race between nose and
knees, and you watch to see which
will arrive at the goal first.
When a young woman's skirt and a
young man's trousers show a bulging
shape over the knees, their owners
are leading sedentary lives or have
never learned to walk correctly. This
part of the lower limbs should be kept
straight, and the ball of tha foot, not
the heel, should touch the ground
first When the head is bent for long
hours over sewing machine or ledger
or onion bed, It Is not an easy matter
to pull It back to its proper position
and make it stay there, and it seems
bo much more easy and comfortable
to let the chest sink than to hold It
up to Its right place; but the demands
of health and beauty are Identical In
the matter of a head held easily, not
egotistically, back, and a chest kept
In the highest and most advanced
It is a striking lact that this atti
tude of head and chest is expressive,
not only of health and grace, but of
the finer mental qualities. The em
barrassed boy drops his head; if he
would hold his head up, his nervous
ness would disappear. The shy girl
thinks that every one In the room Is
looking at her, and her chest sinks;
but if she would hold It up assume
the attitude of courage, though she
have it not she wouldn't care wheth
er they looked or not. The self-con
scious person who knows he Is stiff
and awkward, and who knows that
his stiffness and awkwardness are the
direct results of his self-conscious
ness, should Imagine that a strong
string Is attached to tho upper part
of his chest and held by an invisible
band above him. All he has to do Is
to lot bis body depend from that
string and keep his head well back of
it, and his mind and body will alike
become easy and free. The most
graceful walker I ever knew told me
that she habitually walked by the aid
of this invisible cord.
Dr. S. H. Arnold gives some interest
ing facts and good advice In regard
to that dally friend, the tooth brush:
Nearly all brushes are made from
bristles taken from the wild hogs of
Russia or China. The handles are
common beef bones. They are made
mostly in Japan, France, England and
Germany, and by one firm in the
United States. Probably English
brushes are the best made and worst
shaped. The French are next In qual
ity, but far ahead in form. Germany
and Japan are generally imitators.
Some of the most expensive English
and French, and all American brushes,
are made In factories under more or
less sanitary conditions, but the cheap
er grades, including all German and
Japanese brushes, . are made in the
huts of the peasants, where cattle,
dogs, swine, fowls and humans are
herded in common. The bristles and
bene are given out by the dealer and
taken into the country, where they are
assorted by the aged and young chil
dren and diseased persons, the strong
er members of the family working at
more remunerative employment.
These cheap brushes are often in
the most unsanitary and wretched sur
roundings Imaginable, and it is a sig
nificant fact that after being made
they are seldom sterilized before
The English brushes are generally
very much too large to be efficient
The French are better shaped, but are
apt to be too long-of head, making
much waste to the brush, and are too
long of bristle.
A wide brush Is not advisable be
cause it limits the movement possibly
longitudinally to the tooth. Long bris
tles are not the best, because they
bend when the brush Is thrust back
between cheek and teeth, and stay
bent till the brush Is withdrawn, thus
missing the interproximal spaces so
much In need of cleaning. Soft bris
tles become softer when wet, and
utterly fall to enter the spaces at all.
If the surface of the bristles is con
caved longitudinally to fit the labial
curve of the teeth, then when the
brush is reversed and used on the lln
gual surfaces, only the ends of the
brush engage the teeth; hence, more
teeth are missed than cleaned, and
the user Is deceived Into thinking he
has cleaned his teeth because he has
Studying the brush over and what Is
She Was Not Benutlful.
"At the Whistler exhibition in Lon
don," said a tourist, "I had a chate
with Joseph Pennell, the well known
artist. Pennell had Bpent his boyhood
In Germantown with mn, and so we
talked of our old Germantown friends.
We talked of a boy who had become
an artist and married a rich womsu.
"Pennell said this chap was not
altogether happy. He said he would
tell me a story about him that would
reveal subtly. In a Henry James man
ner, the cause of his unhapplness.
"A stranger visited the man's
studio one day, and paused, full of
wonder, before a life-size, full-length
picture of a woman In a white Greek
" 'Is this,", said the stranger, In a
tone of amazement, 'your ideal."
' 'No,' the artist answered ; 'it's my
Behind the Scenes.
Clara Have you heard about Grace
Dresser? She has received quite a
Maude Yes. Her mother was
required of it, it would seem jtbat the
brush best adapted to use In, the hu
man mouth should have a short, nar
row head, with short, rather stiff bris
tles, trimmed straight longitudinally
and convex latitudlnally, that each Una
of bristles may come successively into
use as the brush is rotated.
Breathing for Strength.
Instead of the above heading
might be written, "Breathing for life."
For that is really what we do. And
since this fact is so easily demon
strated, it is strange that we have
not more quickly and fully discovered
that In this vital process lie the
secret remedy for a thousand Ills, if
not "the fable fountain of immortal
youth." Men have lived weeks with
out eating; days without drinking.
and nights without sleeping; but how
long can we live without breathing!
Twenty ounces of food and a few
pints of water will supply the body
one day; but, upon a low estimate, it
requires thirty thousand pints of air
In the same length of time.
The delicate machine which this
volume of air enters Is said to contain
over 700.000,000 air cells, or little
workshops. Into the walls of these
there flows, like the sewerage of a
great city, the foul, venoua blood of
the body. In these remarkable work
shops It is quickly transformed into
a rushing red torrent filled with life-
giving oxygen from the air. What a
wonderful (nventlonl What a miracu
lous process! And yet you are trust
ed with operating one of these instru
ments. Would you note Its magical effect
under proper conditions? Then stand
erect. Open the doors and windows;
or, if you are sick In bed, have them
opened. Lift your chest and chin, and
breathe the Invigorating air ol' hea
ven, till the muscles of your abcomen
fairly bound with Joy. Now, isn't that
a tonic. Then take it many times .
day. You can repeat the dose often
Even as I write the fresh air tickles
my finger tips; for when we breathe
deeply, it goes to all parts of the
To "Tha Sufferln' Neat."
There dim a little woman
In a very aorry plight;
For, strung to toll, this woman
- IMaliked to dwell with light.
She cloned her blinds up tlnhtly.
Then craped the wlndowa o'er.
For fear the bleased aunnhlne
Would hjioII her walla and floor.
Thla dainty little woman
Grew very pale and thin,
Jum like the weak potato aprouta
In cells ra deep and dim.
Ah, allly little womanl
You have faded out of sight,
Bec-Huae you would not let In
The aweetneaa of God's light.
Farm and Fireside.
Consumption Can Be Conquered,
Xhe universal Interest in the Antl
Tuberculosis movement is shown in
every convention held to consider this
work. The discussions are practical,
not theoretical. The audiences are
popular, not merely professional. The
whole people are intereted.
In a session just closed at Atlanta,
Georgia, many Important and Interest
ing phases of the prsven'lon and cure
of consumption were considered. Dr.
C. P. Ambler gave a concise review of
the duty of the physician in charge,
to the patieut and family. His paper
was enthusiF'tcally received and
adopted as the sei.j t? the League on
His points were as follows: First,
Tuberculosis is nut the fatal disease
Second While communicable it can
be made practically harmless by tho
proper course on the part ol the
Third The chief cause or me nign
mortality is late diagnosis.
Fourth Late diagnosis is caused
by indifference of the patient to early
symptoms and carelessness on the
part of the physician consulted.
Fifth By thorough, systematic in
struction of tha patient better results
can be accomplished than by medica
Sixth Instruction of patient, fam
ily and friends, and close observance
on their part of the rules laid down
will practically rob the disease ot its
method and means of extending.
Evlla of Piano Playing.
A French scientist of note maintains
that a large number of the nervous
disorders from which girls suffer are to
be attributed to playing the piano,
tin shows hv statistics that of one
thousand girls who study this Instru
ment before the age of twelve, no less
than six hundred suffer from nervous
disorders, while of those who do not
till later there are only two
hundred per one thousand, and only
one hundred per one thousand among
those who have never worked at it
Thft violin, he says. Is equally inju
rious. As a remedy he suggestB that
children should not be permitted to
fi,d nliher Instrument before tho age
of sixteen, at least, and In the case of
those possessing delicate consuiu
tions, not till a later age.
Flv In the Ointment,
"I made an extra ten to-day," said
Mr. Nippy to his wife. "Let's go to
a UmiE-nrlnn restaurant to-morrow
nleht for dinner."
"You'd better let me have It to take
to Mrs. Jlnkson's missionary sale,
renlied Mrs. Nippy. "I haven't more
than a dollar to spend there, other
wise, and Mrs. Jinkson has sent me a
"That's tbe way It goes," said Mr,
Nippy, bitterly. "The minute we get
a little ahead, along come our dear
friends with their hands out. Con
found this thing of giving to the
heathen when we need the money our
selves." Newark News.
Spoke From Experience.
"If I had a wife," said the very
young man, "I certainly wouldn't want
her to be at some woman's club dis
cussing public affairs till midnight."
"Neither would you want her to
discuss private affairs at home after
midnight," rejoined the man with the
absent hair, "but it's pickles to fudge
she would do It Just toe same.' Chi
TENANTS IN THE DEMIJOHN.
Old Lady Will Not Use It for Her 8a
Workmen while digging in the
refuse under a wagon house at Newton
farm. Merlon square, found a five-gal-...
ion demijohn, once filled with rye
whisky. The demijohn probably had ,
been there for years. The basket v
work about it was crumbling away.
John Clemmers, one of the workmen,
"Old Mrs. Summers, over on the
pike, has been wanting a demijohn,'
and he took it over to her.
The house dog appeared to take ,
great interest in the demijohn, upset
ting It, and sticking his paw in the
neck. Then he drew out his paw '
again and barked.
A green and black spotted anakt
wriggled out of the demijohn and be- f
gan to twist about Joyously in the
heat of the stove. Mrs. Summers
jumped upon a table and screamed.
Another snake and another followed
the first one, until, Clemmer says, he
counted twenty-seven. With the dog's ,
help he killed tbem all.
Mrs. Summers declines to use the
bottlo for her sassafras beer.
He Wanted "Sistom."
At a certain coal mine down in New
Mexico the Superintendent was great
ly annoyed from time to time by em
ployes moving into and out of the '
company's houses without due notifi
cation of their frequent changes of
domicile. It became quite lm possible
to keep the rent accounts straight on
the office books, and finally the super-,
Intendent, in his exasperation, re
solved upon stringent measures. Ha
therefore posted the following notice,
which is given verbatim orthogra
phy, syntax and all :
"fobruary the 11th.
"Notice to all employes
aney Person or Persons that Moves,
Into A house Without My Consent
shall be Put out Without anney Cem
mony. "Dam It I MuBt and Will have soma
(Signed.) Hen Fllster."
Los Anegles Times.
A Minister's 8tory.
Being the son of a clergyman, 1
have some remembrances ot mlnlsteri- .
al stories told In my youth. Among
them was one of a divine who
preached In the city of Portsmouth,
and who one summer, with his family,
went to a little village on the coast
of Maine to spend his vacation.
Finding there an unused, dilapidat
ed church, be thought perhaps b
could do some good by holding serv
ices therein. He obtained consent,
and his meetings were fully attended.
In the fall the little vessel came foi
him and his family, and just as they
were leaving he saw a delegation
coming hastily over the hill and beck
oning to him. Thinking perhaps they
had some little testimonial for him
shore, when they handed him a bill
for the use of the church. He took
the bill, paid It, and on reaching
home framed it and hung It in his
study. Boston Herald.
Mexico's Growing Prosperity.
Mexico has been steadily growing in
prosperity for a quarter of a century,
thankB to tbe establishment of order
ly government. No longer Is Mexico
synonymous with perpetual faction
fighting, of the most truculent type.
Diaz rules and order is maintained
steadily, but without recourse to se
verity, As the people have no revo
lutions to d'-ert their time from busi
ness, Uade and commerce steadily In
crease. In twenty years imports have
risen from $20,000,000 to 175,000,000,
and lh exports from $7,000,000 to
l.1,,i-n.0. Of "(.j- fortlgt tra.io of
Moxlco the bulk is wit, t!,". United -Statin.
Mt-xlcan exports this a
try which were $4.a46,3M thli vrs
siro, were $43,'.3.720 In J904, MkjIco
Imported from the Lc'.ted Smten n,i
year goods valued a.L '; $4i,K44,720, '
against $5,946,839 in 18!i-Bobton
, : --v.
The Losses at Mukden.
We read the report that 200,000 men
were killed and wounded on both sides
in the battle of Mukden without fully
realizing what those awful figures
mean. Here are a few aids to the
Imagination. Two hundred thousand
casualties equal: .
Three hundred Iroquoia theater dis
asters. A hundred and fifty Slocum disas
ters. Eighty Johnstown floods.
Thirty Galveston floods.
The total population, men, women
and children-of a city like Minneap
olis. The population of the states or Ida
ho and Nevada combined.
The entire Boer population, of both
sexes and all ages, of the two South
African republics which resisted the
whole power of the British empire
for over two years. Collier's Weekly.
Tie hard to keep your temper when
You hear vour nelKhhor n .-lurking hen
Upon the fenee. and know that .tie
Amid your flower bed" onn will be.
Tnur neighbor aeemed the heM of men
Whv -hould he own a olufklng hen
That turna a temper smooth and mno
To one extremely warm and wild.
It aeema a ahum, for Chrlstlnn men
To quarrel about a meanly hen;
And vet my neighbor pieema to fel
That I'd do anything but steal.
t apoke to him about hi" hei
I'll never apeak to him
He seemed to get so very W Id
He claimed my dog had bit his ehM.
I don't eare who or what ha bites
I know I stand within my rights.
No matter what my neighbors aay
I will not send that dog away!
i win n Ceveian(J puin Dealer.
Filipino Is Complimentary.
Lieut Crlspulo Patajo, who com
manded tbe Filipino scouts on their
visit to this country, said. Just before
be went on board the transport Thom
as with his men. at San Francisco,
that they had been treated "royally"
In America. Asked whether he did
not feel homesick for the Philippines,
he replied: "No, I rather feel home
sick for the United States."
Cotton Mill at Shanghai.
Shanghai has a new cotton mill
owned by a native Chinese company,
with a mandarin as president The
mill has 40,000 spindles, and the cot
ton used is of Chinese growth. The
help numbers 2,000, all women and
- squander any of his hard-earned
ior a ptMnt gas-saver.
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