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T. T. McDOUGAL, Publisher. CEREDO, . - WEST VIRGINIA. Over the Alps by Water. * That most wonderfully useful of all the servants of men, water, which seems to have been discovered, as such, only In very modern times, and which is now accomplishing marvels undreamed of a decade or two ago, has just been set a new task In little Switzerland, at which the scientific world Is again opening its eyes In astonishment. So writes H. G. Hunt ing in the Technical World Magazine. A tube—or rather two tubes—full of water, are to be made to lift and lower boats, burdened with an international commerce, over the most formidable mouQtain range of Europe, the Alps. Actually the liquid element Is to pick up the loaded craft in Italy and to deposit them in Germany by Its own natural power without the use of propelling machinery. Balancing the waters of the mountain lakes against** each other, Italian engineers propose to create a new road for commerce, which will become almost literally an artery of world traffic, with an ebb and flow that will draw and push the currents of trade back and forth, like the beat of a great heart feeding the veins of two nations. It is a most re markable enterprise, and the method by which the feat of taking boats over the mountains is to be accomplished Is an extraordinary invention. Teaching Journalism. Yale Is not to have the field of practical teaching of Journalism to herself. The University oi Missouri also has a plan perfected and In structor i appointed for a four years’ course, lournalism to be on an equal footing with the departments of law, of engiueering and the other profes sions. Col. Harvey’s Idea of a dally newspaper as a training field will be (oliowed, an experienced Missourian editor having been called to the po sition of dean and editor of the col lege paper. The four years’ aca demic course will Include lectures fcpon history, economics, sociology, public law, etc., as well as upon the technical details of newspaper work. This is the practical plan, remarks the Boston Herald, and it should suc ceed. Naturally, graduates will still have something to learn In the vicis situdes of actual newspaper life, some thing which they could never learn In the made-to-order environment of the college newspaper office. But the uni versity is only a training school for any profession. There is no reason why it should not successfully perform that service for the newspaper profes sion. A National Art Gallery. President Roosevelt, Secretary Wal cott of the Smithsonian institution and the advisory committee of the National Art gallery, representing the National Academy of Design, the Fine Arts fed eration and the National Sculpture so ciety, have just had an important con ference as to the disposition of collec tions which already have come to the national gallery, now valued at $1,600, 000. The Smithsonian institution re gents have decided to give up the whole of the old building for the art gallery as soon as the new national museum building Is completed, and the Freer collection will be near by in a building given by Mr. Freer. Amer icans, declares the Hoston Herald, can not take too lively Interest in this In teresting new phase of life at the na tional capital. Strange to say, women bear the re verse of fortune far better than men A woman performs little acts of self denial a8 a matter of course; she gives up her personal luxuries, and sometimes even necessaries, without commeot or complaint; therefore, her deeds of unselfishness often escape no tice. The average man cannot do this Ho may relinquish some hig thing without a growl; his conduct In u great renunciation may be character ized by the same exemplary patience which marks women at such a Mme; but. should the sting of unaccustomed poverty be so severe as to take from him any of tbe trifles which he treats as a necessity, he becomes moron'-, and his temper suffers In consequence W. K. Vanderbilt Jr , says: "Mar rlage la one of the thing* that can only continue pleasantly nth the simple MXe " But even the simple life doean t ewein to he a positive guarantee that It is going to be pleasant—if the troubles of eome of thm Mtuple indi gate anything. JlAMy J. Byron, one of the wittiest of Engrtaft playwrights of a ar«re of years ago, remarked on one occasion: "A play ia tfke a cigar. If it s good, everybody wap's a boi if it g bad, nil the puffing I a the world wont make 1 It go.” ▲ Detroit man wan. « a divorce be rouse hie wife refused u'* put a porous piaster on bis back. He would have had a much better case if ht. h id wait ed till she Insisted on pulling a olegter •8 his b*ck. ■■ I —— EXERCISES FOR HEALTH Various causes can be attributed to tiie stomach and abdominal disorders which are so prevalent to-day. It eat safely he said that one of the greatett is ill-fitting corsets and tight laeicg, causing displacement of the various organs and not permitting them to grow as nature intended them to. Any woniau desires a shapely form, but let her attain it in a natural wav —eat ing properly, living rightly and by sys tematic exercise. How few women have proper diges tion? One great cause of sluggish di gestion is the imperfect removal, both of waste and of residual. •Since motion of the organs is a nec essary part of their function, no res toration of digestive power is possible that does not also include the restora tion of t hi8 mechanical or muscular property. Many motions may be given to one s digestive organs suited to different constitutions, conditions of disease, development of the legion, strength of the individual, etc. The following ex ercises have been carefully selected, which, if not entirely applicable for a given case, may prove suggestive of some other that may act more to the purpose. The first exercise is given in a standing position, the body slightly bent forwarj, with corsets and all tight-fitting clothes removed. The ac tion is. tpe extended hands are made to strike the frontal regions of the body, s'.rlking alternately with each hand v lth such force and speed as to prode no unpleasant sensations. If .here be a point where pain is felt the action, at each successive ex ercise. should for a period be given to surrounding parts, approaching the tender part gradually until the pain disappears. 'me above may be continued until the entire frontal region has been traversed, and rejieated as often as one deerns practical. A more vigorous treatment may be given hy using the doubled fist instead of the flat hand in striking. However it is better to begin by using the open band. i hia treatment is an unusually good one to assist In promoting absorption, or 'Mooting congestion. Another good action to indulge in while occupying Ibis position is. with your two hands strongly clenched, press upon the ahdouien firmly,causing the subjacent parts to yield to the pressure. This action may be contin ued for several minutes over the whole region of the abdomen Thia action excites the muscular contrac tility of the tube. Another action having the tame ef fect as the above is: With the pres sure of the hands, follow tha course of the colon, beginning low upon the right side of the ahdotnvn, passing around beneath tTie stomach, and ter minating on the side opposite. This circular stroking may ta continued for several minutes. Follow this move ment with the pressure exercise under the short ribs. The ends of the fingers are applied from below, and strong pressure made with a tremulous mo tion. This exercise excites muscular and nervous action in the organs reached. me second exercise is one taken while occupying a kneeling position. The arms are in an angle position— elbow bent, while the upper arm is near the side parallel with the body. The knees are wide apart, and the trunk leaning back from the perpen dicular. The arms are slowly stretched up wards until they become parallel with each other, and in a line with the body. Retain this position for a short time—then allow them to slowly re turn to the commencing position. Repeat this action ten or twelve times, using care that the arms are stretched so that they are exactly In a line with the reclining trunk. This exercise may he varied, when the arms are stretched, by permitting the trunk to lean as far back as possi ble, then sway from side to side bending only at the waist line. The effect of this action is far reaching, noticeably In the arms, the top of the shoulders, the region be neath the shoulder blades, the sides of the chest, the diaphragm, the abdo minal muscles, as well as the visceral organs, which are raised by It and moderately compressed. — Harriet Coates. PARISIAN MODEL. Nat of wh.’te pa tile d« ri/.. with htef? rroan oowd with platted lace; thn* larg** tea rotten at one aide Didn't Take to Rubber Overshoe*. Much an it -atn* in Ragland, there ttllt prevail* An Irid^ponlMon on the part of both :nen and women to wear JutL^r overtfnoe* For the Hostess. If making the coffee at the table lemember there is a right and wrong way of making and serving coffee. Have the coffee machine and tea ket tle on the table. Moth should be placed on the tray at the foot of the table be fore the hostess, the tea kettle at the tw-ad of the plate and the coffee ,hu at the right of the plate. Fill the un df r part of the coffee pot with boiling water, put the necessary amount of eoffee in the glass top and properly ■adjust it. Light the alcohol burner be math and the coffee will be prepared if) a few minutes There are methods for making this by electricity, though «he above method is more In „HP Henu* the coffee black with miniature Pitcher* filled with cream topped with whipped cream. Cretonne Parasols Cretonne is very popular this season for evening mats and vests, an an so \ and »°» cretonne parasol* a.e prescribed for morning wear. The de flgn must, of course, be reasonably entail, and the oa'y (figuration Is the •ivsv.v cotton fringe around the border Of course the handle on ,»«ch a very s‘*rv|.«»ble sunshade would be o/ plainest pood, leaving the mora elab o:att sticks for mor* dressy j ara8v I* TREATY WITH JAPAN TIMELY ACTION OF THE SECRE TARY OF STATE. Diplomatic Achievement, with Others, Places Him in the Front Rank of Statesmen and Reflects Credit on Party. The remarkable diplomatic activity of the present secretary of slate has been brought to public attention many times of late. If the United States has become a world power during the last decade It Is proving that fact through peaceful channels of International agreement rather than by the threat ening arm of military or maritime force. The secretary has extended personal greetings to South American republics. He has met with cordial reception in Canada. He has been busy with the author of the “American Common wealth” In attempts to solve every problem which has arisen in the field of British-American relationships. He haa negotiated arbitration treaties with France, Spain, Norway, Portu gal and Switzerland. The completed record of his achievements Is certain to place him in a high position among the distinguished men who have oc cupied the governmental department which is counted first in cabinet rank. The news comes of the arrange ment of a generul arbitration treaty with Japan. This convention Is sim ilar to those already mentioned. It Is based upon the recommendations of The Hague conference. It provides for the settlement by arbitration of all disputes of a legal nature or in regard to construction of existing treaties, it floes not touch questions of vital inter est, such as the Independence or the honor of the nations involved. It does not cover the adjustment of difficulties where the Interests of a third state are involved. In a sense It is of sec ondary Importance in a diplomatic view. But it is the first arbitration treaty arranged between the United States and Jupan. It has Its value just now as a rebuke to those who would foster unpleasant relationships between the two countries. The quiet and thought ful citizen of the United States has no patience with the Jingoism which j seeks to stir up bitterness in the Pa cific. To suqh this arbitration treaty will be welcome. Asserting Confidence. Discussing the recent $40,000,000 loan of the Pennsylvania road, the Philadelphia Ledger says that the as pect of it that touches the public and the business world is that the road lias decided to go ahead, notwithstanding the stringency and lack of business, and so to indicate its faith in the re turn of prosperity. It continues: "For every stroke of evil fortune there are usually two causes. One is the real cause, which is lack of busi ness. The other is the contributing cause, which is doubt, timidity, lack of faith due to pessimism and short views. When the business current is at a standstill and hesitant the voices of the pessimists and acts of the pessi mists rnijUit easily turn the tide or prolong the sluggishness. Nothing is the matter with the United States to day except timidity and undue cau tion. The crops promise well, the peo ple must be clothed and fed. the farm ers are becoming plutocrats and busi ness will come with a rush when the people are once convinced that this is a mighty, a rich and prosperous nation, whose wealth has not yet been im paired and whose energy and enter prises have not been paralyzed. If the directors of other enterprises were to take a like hopeful view and testify to their belief by going ahead there would be no doubt of the effect In the Immediate future.” Present Need of Battle-Ships. The naval appropriation bill as re ported to the house authorizes the construction of two battle-ships in stead of the four asked for by the navy department. Representative Hobson, a member of the committee on naval affairs, protest* against this, and says there should be six new battleships, so as to keep Japan s ambition curbed’ The ambition of Japan does not seem to need the curb at this time. If small appropriations for military pur poses are an Index of a pacific dls position. Japan Is not In a warlike mood That country has set apart only 20 per cent, of the estimated reve nues of the year for the army and navy. It intends to spend on both about what the I nited States proposes to appropriate for the army. The Japanese budget Is inoffensive. There Is nothing in it to provoke the multi plication of American battle-ships. The Japanese government Is not dreaming of sea lights and conquests. It is worrying over the threatened Chinese boycott of Japanese goods. Monument to Great Republican. The bureau of American republics was the concept of the late James fj. Blaine, whose broad view foresaw the day when commercial interests would bring the governments of this hem Isphere into clime union, and who rec ognized the necessity of establishing mutual respect and confidence be tween them. The first Pan American conference held In Washington served chiefly tu disclose the necessity for a stronger system of International com munlcatfona. Out of that conference grew the bureau of American repub. Mrs, which has amply justified all the expectations of lt« founder and stands Beday a tnontima.nt to his memory. We trust Alton B. Parker Is pre pared to reciprocate t.he warm and ac tive support Mr. BryuO save to bis candidacy in I90t. INQUIRY INTO WALL STREET. Proposed Action of Interest to ths Country at Large. While the American pnblic will take a sympathetic interest in a’l the rec ommendations of Gov. Hughes’ mes sage to the special session of the New York legislature, one at least is of immediate practical concern to the country at large. This is the recom mendation for a commission to deter mine the facts in relation to specula tion in securities and commodities on the New York stock exchange. Such a commission, properly consti tuted. as It would be If made up by Gov. Hughes, could undoubtedly upon thorough and impartial investigation provide a basis for wise and necessary legislation which should, protect legiti mate transactions and correct the worst abuses now existent. Regulation in such matters is recognized by the country at large as a delicate prob lem, and there Is no disposition to tam per without knowledge. The public has considerable excuse for exaggerating the evils of Wall street, and with good reason a deter mination is growing to check them. The business of the country is seri ously compromised by the flagrant sins of a few. On the other hand, the tiue functions of the stock exchange are perhaps recognized more widely than ever, and the country, especially the west, wishes to see them safe guarded. The investigation proposed by Gov. Hughes would help clarify the atmosphere and probably would show how much larger a proportion of leglti mate business is transacted than is generally believed. This is work for the Rtate of N^*w York, not for the federal g «vernment The country has a right mol**Ily to de mand that New York shall dj what it can under the law and in reason to correct evils whose ultimate effects are as widespread as the .vorld’s finance. paper trust and wages. Good Reasons Why Schedules Were Singled Out for Revision. It has been asked why the white pa per and wood pulp schedules should ia\e been singled out for separate ae tlon in tariff revision. Testifying be fore the house committee which inves tigated the paper industry, Jt hn Nor ris of the New York Times disclosed facts which should serve as an answer to this question. After submitting evidence to show that upon an increase of 52 cants In Hie cost of production the paper truBt had raised the price to consumers $12 a ton with an intention, to put it up siill higher, Mr. Norris made this sig nificant statement: ‘ Aside from these facts, which are in themselves convincing. I submit to the committee the reports of the Uni ted States bureau of labor, which show that the pay of the paper workers in 1906, as compared with the pay for the year before, was considerably reduced, and this state of affairs existed only in the paper industry.” If, in the face of a steady advance in the price of the output. Itself far in excess of what was Justified by an in crease in the cost of production, the paper trust has decreased the pay of the workers, and if ‘ this state of af faiis existed only in the paper indut* try,” there is ample reason for singling it out for separate action. Mr. Norris was well supplied with documentary evidence to back up his contentions The assertions pertaining to wages were based upon government reports This being the caBe it is up to the manufacturers to disprove those state ments. Fleet Making Fine Record. In view of the recent mishaps tO British and Japanese ships, the Ameri can people have been somewhat nerv ous about their own. But good fortune to a most remarkable degree has at tended them. They have had compare lively little vicious weather and have been able to steam on or beyond schedule time In circling a continent. It Is hoped that the return trip will he as eventless. (Jood handling of the big vessels means much, but there are always circumstances like the parting of the anchor chain of the Illinois that cannot be guarded against. The po tential danger from the mass of explo sives carried Is also ever present. It is a satisfaction to know that noth ing has been left undone to avoid pre ventable accidents, it is also gratify ing to believe that the American ships, in construction ns well as in the safe guarding of the magazines, are as well protected from internal explosions and flres as any ships afloat. Hhnuid fhe fleet make fhe return cruise without loss of life or grave Injury to any ves sel. It will har* created a record not only without parallel in naval enter prise, but will furlsh an Instance of immunity from casualties without par allei in any laud Industry with equal conditions of danger. Army Pay Bill Wins. The lower house of congress, hy a vote of 139 t'» 92. agreed to the confer ence report on the army appropriation bill, thus insuring to the officers and privates In the regular set vice an an nual pay increase aggregating $7,000 000. The report did not go through with out opposition. Mr. Hay of Virginia voiced the ominous warning that with in five years congress would be voting an annual appropriation of no lest than $25,000,000. and Mr. Tawney of Minnesota likewise protested against giving the officers a salary even ap proxlmately adequate. Rut fhe hill passed; that is the main point. And If passed none to soon If the country it to maintain even * pretense of t ftanding army. More proof that Lydia E. Pimk ham s Vegetable Compound save* woman from surgical operations. Mrs. S. A. Williams, of Gardiner. Maine, writes: “ I was a great sufferer from female troubles, and Lvdia E. Pinkliam’a Vege table Compound restored me to health in three months, after my physician declared that an operation was abso lutely necessary.** Mrs. Alvina Sperling: of 154 Cley boume Ave- Chicago, ill-, writes: “I suffered from female troubles, a tumor and much inflammation. Two of the best doctors in Chicago decided that an operation was necessary to save my life. Lydia E Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound entirely cured me without an operation.** FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN. For thirty years Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound, made from roots and herbs, has been the standard remedy for female ills, and has positively cured thousands of' women who have been troubled with displacements, inflammation, ulcera tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,. Sriodic pains, backache, that bear g-down feeling, flatulency, indiges tion, dizziness,or nervous prostration. Why don’t you try it ? Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick women to write her for advice. She has guided thousands to health. Address, Lynn, Mass. WHEN HE CAME HOME. Mobile Youth Evidently Not Ons tc Trifle with Truth. Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee’s famous head, said recently in New York that the thought the closing of saloons of the Eouth would be a good thing. And to an objection he replied, with a smile: “Oh, what a vague objection! Vaguer than the answer of the Mo bile woman's son. “A youth of twenty or so, he cele brated Kaster in the unclosed saloons by drinking large quantities of egg nog. “The next morning he came home to breakfast red-eyed and pale. He ate nothing. He only tried, with many grimaces, to swallow a cup' of cof fee. " ‘John,’ said his mother, severely, ‘what time did you come home last night?’ “The vague youth answered: *' 'Bed time.’ ”—Los Angeles Times. WAIT TILL HE SEES THE BILL. “My husband has promised to allow me to choose what I want for my birthday.” Oh, then there'll be no surprise this year.” Won’t there! I'll bet you there Is, only he’ll get it instead of me.” DR. TALKS OF FOOD Pres, of Board of Health. "What shall I eat?” la the dally In qnlrv the physician is met with. 1 do not hesitate to aay that In my Judg ment a large percentage of disease la ranged by poorly selected and Improp erly prepared food. My personal expe lienee with the fully-cooked food,, known as Grape-Nuts, enables ine to speak freely of Its merits. "Prom overwork, I suffered several years with malnutrition, palpitation of the heart and loss of sleep. Last sum mer 1 was led to experiment person ally with the new food. wfUrh I used In conjunction with good rich cows milk. In a short time after I com menced Its use, the disagreeable symp toms disappeared, my heart'a action became* steady and normal, the func tions of the stomach Were properly carried out and I again slept as sound ly and as well as in my youth. "1 look upon Grape Nuts as a per fect food, and no one can gainsay but that It has a most prominent place in a rational, scientific system of feed ing. Any cne who uses this food will soon be convinced of the soundness of the principle upon which It is manu factured and may thereby know the facts as to its true worth.” Read "The Road to Well v lile," in pkgs "There * * Reason." Ever read the above letter? A new «.ne appear* from time to time. They •re genuine, true, and full of humait Interest.