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GREAT MISFORTUNE TO BE ABLE TO SPEND MONEY FOOLISHLY. The Girl with an Allowance Learns to Be Practical and Independent— The Sum Should Be Moderate, But Ample to Cover Necessary Ex penses—Handle Your Allowance in • Business-Like Way—The ‘‘Ami able Borrowing” of a Boarding School Girl—Every Girl Should Have Her Charities. BY MARGARET E. SANGSTER. (Copyright, 1906, by Joseph B. Bowles.) If I had my way I would give every girl a moderate allowance In cash to cover her expenses by tne week or the month. Please notice, girls, the force of the adjective. I would not bestow on a schoolgirl so much inoney that she would be prompted to rush wildly off to spend her little fortune the mo ment she received it, nor that she could buy all the sweets she craved, or even take unlimited rides in trolley cars, or indulge in any other pastime lo her heart's content. Nothing is so bad for most of us as i to be able to gratify every wish with- j out some self-denial. Whether you i know it or not. th? greatest misfor- ! tune that can befall a young girl when I she is growing up :s to be able to spend money foolishly just because there is pleasure in the spending. To be sure there is a good deal of excite ment in going into a shop and buying pretty things right and left, and once in a while It is a satisfaction to be just a little bit. extravagant. But the one thing beyond others tnat you need to know, and the one habit you ought to acquire before you are much older, Is that of living well within your in come, whatever it is. A girl who has an allowance has an Income, and she is therefore on exact ly the same plane, so long as she does not exceed it. as tli" woman who has a deep purse and counts her wealth by millions. A girl without an allow ance is a pensioner. She is not neces sarily a mendicanr. Her father, her mother, her guardian would be most reluctant to put the little daughter in nnnitinri \Toirori lloloCC C Vl O 1C Q pensioner. Sometimes, on birthdays or at Christmas, her pocketbook is well filled; sometimes when she looks especially pretty or has taken honors in school, or her father is in a very bountiful mood, he throws her a bill or a coin of gold, and she is temporarily rich. But her lot is not so enviable as that of her friend who has something regular on which she can count, and •whose spending money is neither doled out in driblets or Hung out by the handful, but given her in a business like way on the first of the month, or perhaps every fortnight. If I were you and wore living in the beautiful season where the years are approaching the teens, or under 18. I would persuade the powers that be to give me an allowance. ***** Some parents begin when their chil dren are very small, and the first al lowance is only a few cents a week. This is gradually increased as the children grow older. A girl of 12 6hould. if possible, have a weekly or monthly allowance large enough to pay her car fares and tiaveling expenses back and forth to school or town, to pay for her stationary, pens and pen cils. to cover little presents she wishes to give, and dainty articles for her toilet, and to purchase the trifles such as ruching. ribbons and bits of embroidery which make the delicate finishings of a young girl's dress. It might and should aiso include enough to buy stockings, handkerchiefs and other requisites of the wardrobe. If a girl has been carefully instruct ed in the art of spending money, by the time she is 15 she should be able to select her own clothes and take entire charge of the outlay for frocks, wraps, liats and shoes. Few girls are taught this art as they should be. It is at least as important as music or French. A girl away at boarding school usu ally has an allowance which is depos ited with the principal of the school, and on which she is allowed do draw as she would on a sum in bank. She often has a bank book and a check book, and learns practically how to keep accounts and manage her small affairs to advantage. The daughters of a certain well known financier have their allowance paid them quarterly. It is by no means immense, although it is ample to cover the requisites of young women in the society of a small town. Should they spend the entire dmount the first day after receiving it, no more money would be forthcoming from papa's mil lions until quarter day should come Tound again. This is an important feature, if one is to have an allowance. Parents must not be too ready to makes up a deficit. A frugal girl contrives to have some thing left untouched on the last day of the month. An improvident girl is often so deeply in debt that her money is anticipated and sne has to pay it all out almost as soon as it is in her hands, which is a very bad way of get ting along. » * * * • If you are permitted to have an al lowance, confer with your father and understand precisely what you are to do with it. Then make up your mind firmly that you will never overrun the eum in your pocketbook by so much as five cents. Provide youfself with a blank book and pencil. You do not need an elaborate system of book keeping, but put down carefully and legibly evefy day all that you have spent, and subtract the sum from your total. I need not tel) you to pay as you go. You will find it at once the safest, most convenient and most satisfactory method of managing money. Do not be too ready to borrow or to lend. A girl should never borrow if she can help herself, and while she should not be mean and grudging, she should be ware of loose lending. Myra, a girl friend of mine,was a stu dent at a fashionable school. She had only a small allowance, iut it was punctiliously sent her by her father, and as she had been trained in busi nesslike way*, she always had money in her purse. Just across the corridor there roomed a girl who dressed with great elegance aw! had an air of boundless wealth. 'Pals girl, who was very sweet and attractive In manner, had a fatal chronic habit of amiable borrowing, and was very slow In pay ing her debts. She gradually used up the patience of most of her classmates, who learned to be shy of listening to her honeyed pleadings. But Myra did not know her and was rather flattered when Lucy came flying In impulsive and smiling, begging for a loan which took nearly every cent from Myra's little hoard. The money was to be re turned in a day or two, but weeks passed and Lucy said nothing about reimbursement. Meanwhile Myra, the honorable, was in the depths of de spair and in the greatest inconveni ence. She never forgot afterward to be very careful to whom she made loans. One more suggestion. It is as much a duty to give to those who need it a3 it is not a duty foolishly to loan mon ey. Every young girl should have her charities. There are other girls in the world who need assistance. There are causes very dear to us. We wish as a matter of course to use money in our church work. To do this in the best way we must do it according to sys tem. and a fixed pr- portion of every one’s allowance should be put aside and held as a sacred trust because It is to be devoted to some unselfish pur pose. For the re3t. beware of having holes in your pockets. Some people have a purse which is very much like what the Bible describes as a bag with holes. Do not let outgo creep beyond income. Be just first and afterward be generous. Regard money as an op portunity which must be put to good account. " A NOVEL PINCUSHION. May Ee Constructed at Little Outlay of Money and the Result Be Quite Satisfactory. This is a quaint little cushion for the toilet table that would make an accept able present, and would find a ready sale at bazaars. It is quite inexpensive AN UNCOMMON DESIGN. to make; all the materials needed would be a few odds and ends of silk or muslin, some bran, and a small doll. The legs should be cut off at the waist, and a round cushion substituted. This may be sewn or glued to the body. Having dressed the doll in the fashion indicated with voluminous sleeves and skirt, the edge of the latter should be gathered and drawn closely together beneath the cushion. Small cushions should also be made to place round the arms to fill out the wide sleeves, which are gathered below the elbow to form a frill. ‘ SOME BEAUTY DON TS.” Don’t wrinkle your brows with every word spoken and expect the facial masseuse to remove them permanently in one hour's time. Don't worry or cry unnecessarily. Worry makes wrinkles. Tears dull the eyes, says a writer in the Philadelphia Press. Don't have a wrinkled face. It is as unnecessary as a wrinkled gown. Don’t wash your face with soap, un less you want wrinkles. Don’t chew gum. It is unsightly and vulgar, as well as a rapid wrinkle pro ducer. Don’t twist the mouth to < ne side in talking and fondly imagine that it makes the face more expressive. Don't expect the coat of tan which has been accumulating for weeks, to disappear without some effort on your part. Don’t neglect the daily warm bath. It is a beautifier as well as a health giver. Don’t neglect to ventilate your sleep ing room, and the daily airing of the living room, if you desire a good com plexion. Don’t press out blackheads with the finger nails, unless you want to enlarge the pores. oiirnri cotl if vmi hove hlrtr'V heads and pimples, if you eat pastry and confectionery every day in the week. Don’t neglect to have the hands well groomed if you wear costly rings. Don’t bite your nails. It hopelessly destroys the shapeliness of the finger tips, is uncleanly, and detrimental to the health. Don’t neglect the daily care cf the hair. Cleanliness is quite as essential for the hair as for the body. Don’t arrange your hair like your friends, unless it also suits the con tour of your face. Don’t sacrifice your eyes to vanity. If you need glasses, wear them. The effort to do without them makes count less wrinkles, and gives more the ap pearance of age than do the glasses. Corselet Skirt. The thin sister is again deferred to In the form taken on by the new tightness of fashion, just as she has been by her former "dippy” and blouse effects. The corselet skirt, which comes as a welcome change, is a step toward returning to the “line” heretofore obscured, but it is a step only, as it is cut at present so as to stop short after revealing hips and waist line. To-day, however, the thin woman with her small waist and moderate hips, can appear at her best in the corselet skirt, while her too thin arms and shoul ders are prettly decorated and fluffed out in any style she pleases, for the point about this skirt is the contrast from the bust downward and from the bust up ward, unless the corselet skirt be shown on a severe tailor model. Even then it is generally completed by a little grace fully cut bolero. It is a fashion which looks equally well for the simplest of morning frocks and for the fullest dress evening gown. It is becoming to the large but shapely figure, but must be passed over by the woman who tend* to spread but about the hlpsi A ZOOLOGICAL GAME. Long List of Names of Animals Which May Be Used to Afford Amuse ment for a Company. These lines, which the writer offers as something of a curiosity, may be used with fine effect at a parlor entertain ment. They should be memorized, of course, and recited without referring to the paper. Any boy or £irl with fair elo cutionary ability could make a decided sensation with them. And then, are they not a pretty good study in natural history? It will be noticed that the list is al phabetical so far as the first word of each line is concerned, and that the ani mals and birds are mixed up in the most incongruous way; this was done on pur pose. of course: Alligator, Beetle, Porcupine, Whale, Bobolink, Panther, Dragonfly, Snail, Crocodile, Monkey, Buffalo, Hare, Dromedary, Leopard, Mudturtle, Bear, Elephant. Badger. Pelican, Ox, Flyingflsh, Reindeer, Anaconda, Fox, Guineapig. Dolphin, Antelope, Goose, Humming-bird, Weasel, Pickerel, Moose. Ibex, Rhinoceros, Owl, Kangaroo, Jackal, Opossum, Toad, Cockatoo. Kingfisher, Peacock, Anteater, Bat, Lizard, Ichneumon, Honeybee, Rat. Mocking-bird, Camel, Grasshopper, Mouse, Nightingale. Spider, Cuttlefish, Grouse. Ocelot, Pheasant, Wolverine. Auk. Periwinkle, Ermine. Katydid. Hawk, Quail. Hippopotamus, Armadillo, Moth. Rattlesnake. Lion, Woodpecker. Sloth, Salamander, Goldfinch, Angleworm. Dog, Tiger, Flamingo, Scorpion, Frog, Unicorn, Ostrich, Nautilus. Mole, Viper. Gorilla, Basilisk, Sole, Whippoorwill. Beaver. Centipede, Fawn, Xantho. Canary, Pollywog, Swan, Yellow-hammer. Eagle, Hyena. Lark, Zebra, Chameleon. Butterfly, Shark. A MUSICAL GLASS. Some Peculiar Results Obtained with a Tumbler of Water and a Paper Cross. This pretty experiment should be made with a thin cut glass goblet, and it Vould be all the better if the glass should have a high note when you tap it with your finger nail. Cut out of stiff writing paper a cross with arms of equal length, and. laying it on the top of the glass, turn down each end of the four arms so that the cross will not slip off. Having thus fitted the cross, take it off the glass and pour water into the AS THIS GLASS SIIOL’LD LOOK. Iatte‘r until it is nearly full. Nov; wipe the rim carefully, so that not a particle of moisture remains on it, and replace the cross. You can make the glass vibrate and give forth a sound by rubbing your dampened finger ever some part of the exterior, says the Chicago Inter Ocean. That is why we have called it the “musical glass.” but an even more wonderful experiment may be made with it. Suppose, f£>r instance, you rub your dampened finger .on the glass just un der one of the arms of the cross; the cross will not move. But rub it be tween any two of the arms and the cross will begin to turn slowly, as if by magic, and will not stop turning Ujlili one oi me arms reauues a pumi. immediately over the place you are rubbing. You can thus move your finger around the glass and make the cross move as you please. Inauguration Day. The movement in favor of changing the date of presidential inaugurations from March 4 to a later time, preferably April 30, is taking oil new earnestness and vigor. There is an energetic or ganization working to bring about the change. The governors of 41 of the 45 states have joined this movement, and a national committee having the mat ter in charge is arranging tor a meet ing in Washington in November, just before the assembling of congress. The intention is so to present the matter to congress as to impress upon that body the desirability of postponing inaugu ration day to a season when the weather is likely to be less inclement than on March 4. The idea is to have thdchange take place after 1909. The good argu ments seem to be decidedly in favor of the proposition, and doubtless congress will give due consideration. A Curious Candle. A curious candle is made by the In dians on the Pacific coast of British Columbia. It Is a little fish called “Enlanchon,” or “candle-fish.” In length it is no longer than one Inch, and lqoks like a smelt In fatty ma terial it is the richest of all fishes, and from this it becomes an excellent substitute for candles. The Indians dry it and then it will burn with a bright! flame. Sometimes they light it simply at the tail, but often they run a wick of woody threads through the body of the fish. Dried and smoked this 'fish makes a delicious food for winter use—at least, the In diana say so, i.\nd the oil is used in place of butt'fi by the squaws.—Phila delphia Presfl, A PLUMCAKE PUZZLE. The Learned Professor Bakes a Cake That Causes His Family Much Study to Cut. Here is a very Interesting puzzle about the father of five children who was a professor of mathematics at a big college, and who was also a fine cook, a3 told by the Chicago Inter Ocean. Now, this very talented man wished to bake his chil* dren and his wife a cake, so he took a square tin and soon created the strange looking affair, the top of which is shown in Fig. 1. The ten black spots represent ten plums, and the shaded square la - .•A . ' THE CAKE AND HOW IT WAS CUT. the top of a solid cube of chocolate, which extended right down to the bottom of the cake. The professor called his wife and children when the cake was ready to be served and said: “Here is a square cake; there are ten plums on top of it, and it is the finest cake I’ve ever baked.” The children all smacked their lip9 and wanted some, but their father only laughed at them, saying: “You can’t have a mouthful until . 1 • a _ i 1 tn n.mVi H'Otf juu uniuo iuc vuiiv/ * *• — — * as to enable you to each have an equal share of a similar shape, each share containing two of the plums—and the chocolate must be given intact to your dear mother.” It took the children nearly half an hour to guess the right way to cut that cake. See if you can find out before you look at Fig. 2. TENDER MEMORY OF HAY. Connecticut Pastor Pays Tribute to the Reverence of the Great Secretary. In the little village of Newbury there is a plain wooden church, kept in repair and used in the summer time for wor ship. It has no name; it is simply a house of the Lord, cared for by a com mittee of men in the village. Hero every Sunday forenoon, says Rev. Dr. Ozora S. Davis, in the New Britain (Conn.) Herald, is held a short service; preachers of every denomination speak from the pulpit. The interior of the church is quaintly beautiful. And hero came unfailingly and utterly without ostentation the great secretary and his family. He entered as quietly and gra ciously as the humblest visitor or vil lager. He left with no flourish, giving his cordial greetings to acquaintances at the door. His head was bowed rev erently as the head of the child or preacher. This is the memory of John Hay which will remain with many, the brother-man worshiping his God in sim ple sincerity among his fellows. In Washington and among the courts of the old world he was the peer and tha master among men. but there in the vil lage church the reverent worshiper of the Universal Father, he was even more the true and the noble man. The gen ius of his life at the last analysis was religion. A TALKING MACHINE. Hew a Toy Trumpet Kay Be Mads to Talk—An Instrument Made Out of a Spool and Rubber Band. Would you like to make a talking machine? If you have a toy trumpet, put the small end in your mouth and your two hands over the large, or funnel end. Now blow through the trumpet, and open and shut your hands once quickiy. The syllab.e "raa” will be sounded, and if you re peat this in a quick succession, the word “mamma” will be spoken by the trumpet. It may have a strident sound, I # 1 * — -unari i I BUILDING OF SMOKEHOUSE. * ________________ ^ Put the Oven in the Barn Cellar and < Bun the Pipe Underground I to Smokehouse. - I About a year ago I asked you for , Borne information regarding the con struction of a smokehouse, and you ^ kindly published my query and sever- ; al replies, writes a correspondent of | the Rural New Yorker, but none of them suited my case. I had the usi of a neighbor's smokehouse, and it was a good one of its kind, but too hot for my Idea of what a good smoke house ought to be. One morning, when riding over to start a smudge in the basement of that house, the idea oc curred to me to build a house like the accompanying plan, as I was to get out a cellar for a new barn anyway, 1 thought there would not be much trou ble to build an oven and have a pipe from it to the smokehouse, and so get away fropi the heat of the burning wood, and yet have all the smoke re quired. The plan will explain itself. The oven is three feet square, and nas a sheet-iron door opening into barn cellar. The pipe leading from it to smokehouse is a ten-inch glazed earth OVEN AND SMOKE HOUSE, en pipe, with an elbow at each end to give the turn required. Over the end of t;ie pipe in floor of house you will notice an affair marked “deflector;” It is a flat square piece of blue stone laid on tour pieces of brick at the corners, and as the smoke strikes it, of course, it has to take a horizontal course and fills the whole house instead of going up in a straight line for the ventilator on top. Ine ventilator is 12 incnes in diameter, and has a damper which I can regulate to suit the weather con ditions. The basement of the smoke house is filled with stones gathered orf the fields, and five inches of con crete on top of them, the walls being nearly three feet under the ground line to be below frost. This house is built of brick, with 6hingle roof, but a frame building would be quite safe, as there are no sparks at that distance from the fire, and if hickory is used there are no sparks anyway. And I only use dry hickory, as I think the smoke is sharper and more penetrating than from green wood. I cut one-inch pipe to run across the house the narrow way. and made hooks of heavy No. 9 wire to fit easily on the pipe, and had a long one and a sh*rt one alternate, so that I can hang a big lot of meat and yet have none touching, as I car t-r v" -4 ■ DIAGRAM OF SMOKE HOUSE. roil the pipe any distance apart, and slide the hooks as near or as far from each other as I want. I have found the above arrangement a great im provement on stationary nails driven into cross beams. I have just finishes smoking a batch of pork, and have it thoroughly done, and yet only a nice color like hams that are sold bi butchers and grocers, and not the black half-cooked things that usually pass as well-smoked hams among us country folks. Anyone wno nas a cel lar can make a smokehouse like this one. with very little expense, and there will be little or no heat from the oven. A thermometer ten feet from my oven stood at 40 degrees all the time I was smoking (15 days). Some people might think that this was far too fine a house for them to build, but if they adopt the underground part they can put any kind of house on it they want. This one is on a gentleman’s private home, and has to be in keeping with the other buildings. A CONVENIENT NEST. Those Constructed Separate from the Hen House and Can Be Re moved Are Best. It is a great bother to clean the hens’ nests in many houses, so that a neet 'that is easily re I moved for clean \ ing is a great ad vantage. A nest ^constructed like sketch is very con venient. I have 1 used them now for seven years and would use no oth er kind. For clean ing, just unhook the nest and take it out of the house. This is a great advantage when whitewashing or scrubbing the walls, says Farm and Home, and is an ad- i vantage in that the nests will always be cleaner, than where they are nailed fast. The three-inch hook and screw eyes needed for this nest will cost , eight or ten cents per dozen, and the J nest material is as cheap as that for any other form. Profitable Tree Varieties. Oak, hickory, walnut, mulberry, elm and maple are the most profitable va rieties of trees to plant in the prairie states. Osage orange is hardy and ’ makes good fence posts, but the thorns : render them a nuisance, either for 1 fencing or other purposes, therefore we i advise against increasing it 1 ‘ '-r'" i \ A POULTRY HOUSE!. Soar. One Fanner Built One for Him self at Small Cost—List of Material Used. J. G. Graham, Cook county, Illinois, me of the most progressive farmers in his section, who previously had used i poor building for his poultry, con tructed a flrat-class house about a ear ago. He figures that the in reased receipts from eggs have more han paid for the building already, ierewith, says the Ohio Farmer, are ;iven plans for his structure, to ac ommodate 100 hens. The house was made rat and frost iroof. Mr. Graham staked out a site 2x25 feet, giving 300 square feet of loor, and then dug a trench a foot vide and a foot dr p all around; in CHEAP AND GOOD HEN HOUSE. soft or wet ground a greater depth vould be better. At the bottom of his he put stones from t-he field and Hied in the interstices with coal ishes. A few inches below the ground tie began building a foundation wall i)f Portland cement and sand, and car ried this eight inches above the ground. He mixed two barrels of cement with ive barrels of coarse sand and poured In water and shoveled it over until it was like mortar. Then he placed itoards a foot high around the four irenches on both the inside and out side edges, holding them in place with stakes. The next work was to shovel in the cement all around, placing small stones in the trench as he worked. When the cement was near the top of ihe boards 4x4 stringers were put at ihe outside edges of it and the cement uarried up the inside level with the lops of them. The stringers were so ftrmly imbedded in the cement that no nold could get under them and no moisture enter the dirt floor. The wall 74 feet, ionz mav cost two dollars for the cement. Barn floors may be made in the same way, with the proportion bf cement and sand equal for the top iressing. The house now was ready for the walls. The framework was made of 2x4 scantling. Two, five feet eight inche3 long, were placed at each end bf the south corners—the front of the building—and three others were put ilong the front at equal intervals, all ‘toe-nailed” to the bottom stringer. At the top of these 35 feet of scantling was nailed as a roof support, and in :he back eight-foot scantlings were used as uprights in a similar way. with i scantling at the top again. To hold ;he front and back together a scant ling 11 feet 6 inches long was nailed from each forward corner straight icross to a point six feet from the 30 Ftur* A -- A /■nr FLOOR FLAN. 'round on the rear upright. Three feet rom the south side of the west end an upright was nailed to make a place for ;he door, three feet wide and six feet uigh. Th$ framework now was com pleted. Tarred paper next was put on he outside of the scantlings and the siding nailed fast over it. Hemlock boards a foot wide were used, those 16 feet long being cut in two for the jack and those 12 feet long being di vided for the front. The back was sailed on at once, the paper being stretched tightly under it, and a win iow four feet high was placed in the middle, at the top. In the front four windows were used, being placed in pairs as shown in the plans, and an bther was put on the' west end near ;he door, as shown in the illustration. \11 were arranged so as to slide, that hev might be opened on warm days. rhree boards were nailed together and ised for the door, and no window was eft in the east end. Six scantlings were used for the root supports and the roof beards, 13 feet ong, were placed crosswise. Tarred iaper made for the purpose was used :o cover them and at the back and :ront of the top, where drafts would lave entrance, the chinks were covered vith pieces of board. Lath was used to batten the cracks jetween the side boards and the house ivas air-tight, or as nearly so as it was lossible to make it. To provide ven ilation a hole a foot square was cut in he roof, and boards making a box ivere run through it to within two feet if the bottom. An inverted trough svas put over the top to keep out the ■*in and snow. A visit to the poultry louse in the winter, when 100 fowls ivere in it, showed the air was as pure is in a dwelling. After the house was finished Mr. 3raham banked up the dirt on the out side to the top of the wall and emp :ied sifted coal ashes on the floor. Then le whitewashed the walls and the louse was bright and cherry on the iarkest days. This would be the cost of the house 'rom new material, according to flg ires submitted to Mr. Graham: foundation— Two barrels cement . $2.00 64 running feet 4x4 stringers.. 1.63 frame— 82 running feet 2x4 stringers.. 1.48 100 running feet 1-foot siding_ 9.00 rtOOf— 40 running feet 2x4 stringers... .72 300 feet boarding. 5.20 Roofing paper . 2.40 fittings— Six windows. 9.00 Tarred paper, lath, hardware.. 2.00 Total .$33.33 _ • The By-Products. Cash for by-products is a motto vhlch should rule in every poultry rard. Save feathers, plumes, drop >ings, everything, in fact, and utilize t in some way.—American Agrlcul urist. f THIN BLOOD-WEAK NERVES On* Follow* tli* Oth*r, but Dr. Wil liams' Pink Pills Quickly Cur* Both. * The steady nse of a particular set of muscles tends to chronic fatiguo, which produces faulty or difficult motion, trembling, cramps and even paralysis. Writers, telegraphers, tailors and seam stresses are among the classes most threatened in this way with the loss of their power to earn a living. The fol lowing instance shows that nerve power may be recovered after it seems entirely lost, if the right menus are taken. Mrs. O. S. Blacksten, of No. 684 North Bow man street, Mansfield, Ohio, says : “For vears my hands would become so numb at times that I would drop anything I attempted to lift. Later they became so bad that I could not sew any longer, and at last I could scarcely do anything at all with my hands. At night the pricking sensations would come on worse than ever, and my bands and arms would pain so that I dreaded to go to bed. My family doctor gave me some nerve tablets. They helped me a little, but only for a short time after I had taken them and if I happened to be without them for a day or two I would be as bad as ever or even worse. Finally I got a box of Dr. Williams’ Piuk Pills and began to take them. . “The result was surprising. By the time I had taken the last pill in my first box I could see a gain. Thauks to Dr. Williams’ Piuk Pills, I nm now all right. I can sleep undisturbed by pain, and for two years I have been as well as ever.” Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills feed the nerves by making new, rich blood and in this way have cured nervous diseases of every description from simple rest lessness to paralysis. They have ban ished the tortures of neuralgia, the weakness of nervous prostration, the disability and awful pain of locomotor ataxia. They are sold by all druggists or direct, by the Dr. Williams Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y. OLD-WORLD ODDITIES. A Birmingham (Eng.) man named Batchelor has Jflst married a young lady named Widdow. Iu Paris white horses are employed for the funerals of children or young unmarried people. A hairdresser at Leipsic, Germany, has built a two-story house entirely of cork, and fitted it up for a shop and baths. Four burglars, arrested In the act by the London police the other night, were all wearing gloves, in order not to leave fingpp nrints behind them. A clock in the tower of the new Naval college, at Dartmouth, England, wiil mark the time as it is kept on board ship, striking eight, six, four bells, etc. A French road-mender, on a road near the Little St. Bernard, who haa saved many travelers from death in the ( snow, has been made a knight of the * Legion of Honor. For the last 20 years there has been employed at the Cherry Tree Inn, Old Southgate, a blind hostler. He can teil regular customers by the sound of the trotting of their horses. An organ grinder is perambulating the streets of London, having attached to his organ a placard stating that he is a whipthong maker thrown out of work by the automobiles. An inhabitant of Farmoutiers, France, has left a legacy sufficient to provide prizes of 25 francs each yearly for the two most polite scholars—male and female—of the town. The winners a»e to be elected by ballot of their school fellows. Force of Circumstances. Mack—I notice that Higbee no longer walks with a stoop. Wyld—Probably he is in straightened circumstances.—Town Topics. RAISED FROM A DEATH-BED. | Mr. Pitts, Once Pronounced Incurable, “ Has Been Well Three Years. E. E. Pitts, PO Hathaway St., Skow hegan, Me., says: “Seven years ago my back ached and I was so run down that I was laid up four months. I | had night sweats j and fainting spells and dropped to 90 pounds. The urine passed everv few minutes with in tense pain and looked like blood. Dropsy set in and the doctors decided I could not live. My wife got me using Doan’s Kidney Pills, and as they helped me I took heart, kept on and was cured 60 thor oughly that I’ve been well three years.” Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. W. L. Douglas *3-J?&*3= SHOESBut W. L. Douglas $4.00 Cilt Edge Line cannot be equalled at any price. 4 i ' ■0K ■ .