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SIGN OF AUTHORITY
WHAT THE MACE MEANS TO AS SEMBLED CONGRESS. fnsigrt'a Is of the Meat Ancient and Honorable Origin—Was Used Under the Roman Republic. First At the right of the speaker's desk In the hall of the house of represen tatives in the capitol at \\ ashington stands a large cylindrical pedestal made of highly polished green marble. When the house is called to order each day the sergeant-at-arms, or one of his deputies, places upon this pedes tal the mace, which i3 the symbol of authority In the house, body adjourns, says St. Nicholas, he removes it, and keeps it In safety until the house meets again. This mace is of very ancient and honorable origin, man republic, the magistrates passed on foot from one place to another, ad ministering justice, trying public of fenders and imposing penalties. Each of these magistrates was at tended by a small body of men known as lictors, whose duty it was to make way for the officers of the law, pre serve order,'make arrests and inflict punishment on condemned citizens. Each of these lictors carried with him a bunch of rods tied together with thongs, and having an ax hound to the outside of it. The thongs were used for beheading. Sentences im posed by the magistrates were at once carried out. When the Under the old Ro These bundles of rods were known When the magistrates as fasces, passed along the thoroughfares the lictors preceded them, hearing the fasces aloft, and the assembled citi zens immediately made way for them. When any disorder arose nearby, the lictors appeared with the fasces, upon the sight of which quiet was in stantly restored. No Roman citizen ever ventured to question the author ity of this emblem. When the Romans conquered Brit ain the use of the fasces as a symbol was brought with them, and like many other Roman customs remained with the British people. The great councils of the early Sax ons gradually developed into one gen eral body, which in the fourteenth century became known as the house of commons. In all these earlier councils the use of the fasces was con tinued, hut it then came to be known as the mace, which has remained as the emeblem of legislative authority in that body down to the present day. The house of representatives of the United States was modeled closely after the house of commons by the framers of our constitution and the usage of the mace was borrowed from the English custom. The first mace adopted by the house was destroyed by fire when tho British burned the capitol in 1814. From 1814 until 1842 a mace of paint ed wood did service, hut in the lat ter year the present mace was made, after the model of the original one. It is about three feet in height and consists of a bundle of ebony rods, bound together with a band of silver, kfter the fashion of the fasces. From 'the center of this bundle of rods pro trudes a silver stem, on which is a silver globe four or five inches in di ameter. This globe is an eagle of .solid silver with outspread wings. This mace is the emblem of author ity in the house, and when, as some times happens, that body becomes •unruly and seems quite beyond the « speaker's control, the sergeant-at .arms appears, and, lifting the mace from the pedestal, bears it up and >down the aisle of the hall. Instantly v every member sinks into his seat, or <der is restored at once, and absolute *ilence prevails. Any members who (disregards the mace is in "contempt," ,-and is liable to censure or even expul sion. Rests in Life's Melody. Ruskin has said: "There is no mu sic in rest, but there is the making of music in it." In our whole life melody, the music is broken off here and there by "rests," and we foolishly think we tiave come to the end of the time. God sends a time of forced leisure, sickness, disappointed plans, frus trated efforts and sudden pauses In the choral hymn of our lives, and we lament that our voices must be silent and our part missing in the music which goes up to the ear of the crea tor. Seo Him beat the time with un varying count, and catch up the next note as if no breaking place had come between. Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be It ours to learn the tune and not be <lismayed by the "rests." They are not to be omitted. If we look up God will beat the time for us. Life Made Up of Habita. Life is hut a tissue of habits. Each good habit we weave in our teens means a better and-happier life to Its very end—and we cannot afford to waste an hour in setting the loom at work.— AmleL jn&v Italian Born Dublin Mayor. Joseph Nannettt, recently reelected lord mayor of Dublin, has sat In par liament since 1900. He Is the son of Italian modeler and was edacatetd In Dublin. Mayor Nannettl ia in his fifty-seventh year. WANTED—For U. S. Army, able bodied, unmarried men, between ages of 21 and 35; citizens of United States, of good character and temperate hab its, who can speak, read and write English; for information apply to re cruiting officer, 126 N. Court, Mem phis, Tenn.; 236 Main, Jonesboro, Ark.; Union City, Tenn.; Caiuthers ville,Mo.; Corinth, Miss.; Dyersbuig, Tenn., or Humboldt, Tenn. an British Foreign Shipping. At the close of the year ended June 30, according to Lloyds' Register of British Foreign Shipping, 10,065 mer chant vessels registering over 19,000, 000 tons gross held classes assigned by the committee of Lloyds' Register. DURING THIS MONTH. Excellent Advice Which Our Readers Will Benefit By. Now Is the time to get the rheu matic poisons and foul acids from the blood and system, states an eminent authority, who says that Rheumatism and Kidney trouble are caused by the blood, which often becomes sour from excessive acids, and also tells what to do to make it pure and healthy. Get from any good prescription phar macy one-half ounce Fluid Extract Dandelion, one ounce Compound Kar gon, three ounces Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla. Mix by shaking in a bottle and take a teaspoonful after meals and at bedtime. Just try this simple blood cleaner and tonic at the first sign of Rheu matism, or if your back aches or you feel that the Kidneys are not acting right. Any one can easily prepare this mixture at home. CLAIMS TO CURE ALL ILLS. 8cotch Minister Announces Discovery* of Remarkable Germicide. A claim of an astounding nature Is put forward by a minister whose field z>f work lies within the bounds of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. He has dis covered a germicide by the application of which he can cure every kind of in fectious, loathsome, and incurable dis ease, even when considered, humanly speaking, hopeless. He has demon strated to his own satisfaction that hospitals for infectious diseases are quite unnecessary, and that surgical operations except on the battlefield or in railway or other accidents, are total ly uncalled for. No operation is need ed, according to him, for appendicitis, for example, as it can be perfectly well cured by the germicide. The dis coverer of the germicide has published a list of the names of 50 patients, with their addresses, whom he says he has cured, or is in process of curing, even In some cases, after they had received their "death warrant" from medical practitioners. - Has Expensive Household. The cost of the sultan of Turkey's food does not exceed $5,000 a year, as he lives mostly on entrees and boiled eggs. But to feed the numerous mem bers of his household and pay all do mestic expenses lessen his annual Income of -$10,000,000 by $90,000 a week. GOOD NATURED AGAIN. Good Humor Returns with Change to Proper Food. "For many years I was a constant sufferer from indigestion and nervous ness amounting almost to prostration," writes a Montana man. "My blood was Impoverished, the vision was blurred and weak, with moving spots before my eyes. This was a steady daily condition. I grew ill-tempered, and eventually got so nervous I could not keep my hooks posted, nor handle accounts satisfac torily. I can't describe my sufferings. "Nothing I ate agreed with me, till one day I happened to notice Grape Nuts in a grocery store and bought a package, out of curiosity to know what it was. "I liked the food from the very first, eating it with cream, and now I buy it by the case and use it dally. I soon found that Grape-Nuts food was supplying brain and nerve. force as nothing In the drug line ever had done or could do. "It wasn't long before I was re stored to health, comfort and happi ness. Through the use of Grape-Nuts food my digestion had been restored, my nerves are steady once more, my eyesight is good again, my mental fac ulties are clear and acute, and I havo become so, good-natured that my friends are truly astonished at the change. I feel younger and better than I have for 20 years. No amount of money would Induce me to surren der what I have gained through the use of Grape-Nuts food." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. "There's a reason." Read the little book, "The roai to Wellville." In pkgi. A Big Bargain for 12 Cents Postpaid. The year of 190G was one of prodigal plenty on our seed farms. Never beiore did vegetable and farm seeds return such enormous yields. Now we wish to gain 200,000 new cus henee offer for 12c tomers this year an postpaid 1 pkg. Garden City Beet..... 1 - Earliest Ripe Cabbage 1 " Earliest Emerald Cucumber.... 15c La Crosse Market Lettuce. 13 Day Radish. Blue Blood 1 i Juicy Turnip .••••••••• 1000 kernels gloriously beautiful llow er seeds .... 10c 10c l^ 10c U 1 Tomato. 15c X 1 10c 1 15c $ 1.00 Total . . All for 12c postpaid in order to intro duce our warranted seeds, and if you will send 16c we will add one package ot Berliner Earliest Cauliflower, together with our mammoth plant, nursery stock, vegetable and farm seed and tool catalog. This catalog is mailed free to all in tending purchasers. Write to-day. John A. Salzer Seed Co., Box \\, La Crosse, Wis. BUTTON THEIR OWN WAISTS. New York Women Have Surmounted Great Obntacle. Marvelous as It may seem, New York women have lately discovered a way of fastening their waists up the back without calling for assistance. Thought not lacking in generosity, they became so tired of the outstretched palm of the chambermaids that they now feel that it is time to guard their pockets. The Gotham woman discov ered that If she put her blouoe on hind side before, with the sleeves hanging free, It could be fastened from top to bottom, with the excep tion of the hooks at the neck, and then turned around and the arms slipped into the sleeves without un duly straining the fastenings. So sim ple! So strange that no one had thought of It before. Or is it possible other women have used the plan and meanly kept it to themselves? Will the waist that buttons in the back now have a new lease of life? FIFTEEN YEARS OF ECZEMA. Terrible Itching Prevented Sleep— Hands, Arms and Legs Affected —Cuticura Cured in 6 Days. "I had eczema nearly fifteen years. The affected parts were my hands, arms and legs. They were the worst in the winter time, and were always itchy, and I could not keep from scratching them. I had to keep both hands bandaged all the time, and at night I would have to scratch though the bandages as the itching was so severe, and at times I would have to tear everything off my hands to scratch the skin. I could not rest or sleep. I had several physicians treat me hut they could not give me a permanent cure nor even could they stop the Itching. After using the Cuticura Soap, one box of Cuticura Ointment and two bottles of Cuticura Resolvent for about six days the itching had ceased, and now the sores have disappeared, and I never felt better in piy life than I do now. Edward Woroll, Band 30th U. S. In fantry, Fort Crook, Nebraska." Dog's Claim to Honor. When Capt. Ronald Amundsen left San Francisco for the east he made special and particular arrangements for the transportation of his dog, of which he said: "This faithful dog, which 13 attached to me almost as much as I am to him, Is the only one of his kind to have made the north west passage." SICK HEADACHE 'carters! 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Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken In ternally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surface* of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up tbe constitution and assist ing nature In doing Its work. The proprietors have so much faith In its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that It falls to cure. Bend for list of testimonial*. Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by all Druggists, i5c. Take Hall's Family Fills for constipation. Found Out for Himself. Doubts being entertained as to the stability of the steeple of St. Michael's church, Bath, England, the climbed it and investigated. He is an enthusiastic mountaineer. rector r t> Poor Paint is Expensive If one is rich enough to repaint his buildings every year for the pleasure of having a change of color scheme, the quality of the paint used may cut little figure. 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