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yC'/'AftoDIN( MT?r BUDDAH OBO! Sf-AJBJ 1j ■ - THK deaths from plague in Manchuria amount approximately to 200 daily, but the reduction in the death rate in different centers continues. The procession here depicted shows the inhabitants of Ivwang-cheng-tsze, near Harbin, parading the streets with a figure of Buddha, to whom prayers are daily offered for deliverance from fur ther spread of the terrible scourge. Although the most stringent precautions are being taken by the Chinese authorities, the question of continuing the unstinted expenditure which is being incurred in combating the plague is becoming critical. TRAPPING THE WARY BEASTS Caution of Martens and Foxes Is Taken Advantage of by Hunters in Northern Maine. Olamon, Me.—A curious feature of trapping fur bearing animals in the woods of northern Maine is that in /tpiany cases the hunters are enabled ■to succeed by reason of. the extreme caution of the animals themselves. Along the swift waters of the upper Penobscot river the most valuable fur is that of the slim and alert fisher cat, or marten. The American fisher is one of the most cautious creatures of the forests and streams, and only a few Indians and white trappers have the secret of luring it to the vicinity of traps. The fisher will never nego tiate anything but live fish for bait, and will never approach its food save from the shore side of a stream or lake. As a rule when winter fishermen catch trout through the ice they pass on from hidden eddies to deep holes, chopping canals in the surface ice as they go, which when filled with wa ter are used to hold the live trout un til thev return over the name stream later in the day. The trappers of fish er cats, finding half torpid trout squirming about in the icy water, make ready to carry out their plans. The flaf trencher of a stout steel trap is baited with a live trout, which has become too weak to spring the mech anism, and a deeper water canal than usual is chopped far inshore, if pos sible under a limb of an overhanging tree. The fisher never walks up or down the stream on the open ice, but clings close to the shore. At the sight of the living trout on top of the ice the fisher creeps out cautiously and hav ing made sure the coast is clear leaps directly from the shore or the tree on top of the trout, only to be clutched in the Jaws of the trap. In most parts of New England foxes enter baited traps set in running wa ter without great hesitation. Further north along the Allagash river not a fox will enter a trap save through strategy, although the bait may be scented with secret preparations cost ing much money to buy and use. The best results are secured by sticking a limber spring pole upright ------ every turn. The process is long and slow. At some point along the course the fox, with ears and nostrils and eyes always intent upon the suspended bait, steps suddenly within the open Jaws of the trap, which closes with a snap, and the fqx t is an active and regretful prisoner until the trapper comes along and removes the pelt, in the ground or in a snowdrift In the center of a small clearing in the for est, the spring pole having a dead hare or the body of a hen or duck at tached by the neck and lifted a foot or less above the level surface. Two or more steel traps are put out set but unbaited from ten to fifteen feet from the spring pole. When an old fox comes along and scents the flesh he sniffs the air for a long time, and begins slowly to circle the pole, keeping far away from the bait at first, but drawing nearer with HEN RESTORES A LOST COIN Intelligent White Leghorn, Owned by Tarrytown Man, Picks Up Nickel He Had Dropped. Tarrytown, N. Y.—John Grohan of Glenville believes he Owns the most intelligent hen in New York state. The hen, which is a white Leghorn, is a pet, and Grohan has taught it many trieks. . . - - Grohan, who is employed In Tarry town, has to take the trolley every morning. The hen follows him to the tracks, and when he goes aboard the hen turns around and goes home. Grohan overslept once, and he was in such a hurry to catch the trolley that he forgot about the hen until he boarded the car. He heard a flopping of wings behind him, and turning, saw the hen looking up from the ground. It lighted on his shoulder, and as it did a coin fell to the floor. It was a nickel. In his hurry to get away Gro han had dropped the coin and the hen picked it up and ran after him. HOW TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS _ _ ----__ Grade School Children of Des Moines to Be Taught the Art of Self-Preservation. Des Moines, Iowa.—Des Moines grade school children will be taught how to prevent accidents to them selves while in the city streets, if the Greater Des Moines school board de cides to adopt a plan which will Boon be proposed by Dan Finch, claim agent for the Des Moines City Rail way company. Mr. Finch stated that he expects to go before the board and suggest a course of study which he believes, if followed by the children, will cut down accidents to the people of Des Moines in the future. The plan Mr. Finch has mapped out embodies numerous suggestions which, if told the children by their school teachers, will cause them to ex ercise much greater care while in the streets. “Adults can not be taught to exer cise care,” said Mr. Finch. “They will continue to be carelesB and get hurt. There is no need, however, of allowing the children to grow up in the same rut their fathers and moth ere have lived in. Teach the child that danger lurks in the crowded street and how to avoid it, and the death and injury rate will be cut dov/n 90 per cent in a few years. Parents seldom give the child any more than a parting warning. The only sure way to impress on a child’s mind that it should be careful in the streets is to have it taught in the schools. “The children should be taught how to get on and oft street cars. They should also be taught to stop, look and listen at crossings. When in the busiest streets they should have it deeply impressed on their minds that the utmost caution should be taken in crossing. Not only would such a plan save the children from injury, but the lessons learned in childhood are never forgotten. In Portland, Ore., and sev eral other western cities. I am told, the study of self-preservation is one of the regular courses of study in the grade schools. Des Moines should keep abreast of the times, and I hope that the people and the board will be come deeply interested in the move ment.” WOMEN TO DO HOUSEWORK _ A*. Should Be Trained for Domestic Service Like Men for Army, Says German Feminist. Berlin.—Compulsory domestic serv ice for girls and women as an equiva lent to the universal military service incumbent upon men is a novel pro posal put forward by Fraulein Paul ine Worner, a German feminist. Fraulein Worner points out that compulsory military training has contributed enormously both to the mental and physical development of German manhood, and declares that similar benefits would be Inevitable If the women subjects of the kaiser were compelled to undergo the train ing for which nature best fits them. She explains that it could be en forced without burdening the na tional budget and that it is men who would benefit most from the system, .because the state would thus assure them competent and experienced housewives. Fraulein Worner thinks tutlon would also become more pop ular if men knew they could select wives who had done service with the "colors" in kitchen, laundry, nursery and sewing room. JUDGE GIVEN BIG SURPRISE “First Person I Ever Saw Smile at Charge of Murder,” Court Tells Woman at Bar. Chicago—Municipal Judge New comer expressed surprise at the atti tude of Mrs. Stella Putter Schmleder, who was arraigned before him the other day pending extradition papers to remove her to Argenta, Ark., to stand trial on the charge of murder ing her husband. She smiled contin ually and the smiles finally mov#d the court to say he couldn’t see anything I without extradition papers. Judge Newcomer said to the woman: "Are you aware of the nature of the charge against you?” “Yes,” said Mrs. Schmieder, smilfcg “You know it is murder?” continued the' judge. “Yes," said Mrs. Schmieder, still smiling. “Do you know the penalty may be death?" “Yes,” she said, smiling. “Well, you are the first person I ever saw smile at a similar charge” commented the Judge. "There is no use in crying over it,’' returned the smiling woman. To Secure Immigrants. DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION FAILED— . THE GREAT KIDNEY REMEDY PROVES ITS MERIT It give* me great pleasure to say a good word for Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-Root be cause it has cured ins of a severe case -of Kidney Trouble. I bad suffered for some five years with this trouble, and more especially for the first three months of 1909. Physicians prescribed for me, but with out much success, and any relief obtained was only temporary. I had severe pains in my back and at bo time was I free of pain. When I stooped down it was with some difficulty that I could straighten my body again. I could not lift any weight of consequence without greet pain. I would be compelled to arise and give the bladder relief. A friend of mine advised me to take Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root, whereupon I wrote to Dr. Kilmer for a sample bottle which so benefited me that I was led to believe it would be a great help to me. Accordingly I pur chased two bottles of Swamp-Root from Mr. A. P. Perry, my Druggist, and the effect has been truly marvelous. I feel like a new man and have every reason to believe that I am cured, and that no other medicine could have accom plished so much. Now I can raise a heavy load, can bend my back over my desk all day, and feel none the worse for it. In view of the foregoing facts, I sincerely trust that this testimonial may reach some of those who are suffering after the manner before described and that it may convince them that the merit of this great medicine should be given a fair trial in their case. Very truly yours, B. A. WILSON, Agt., Pac. and Wells Fargo Ex. Co., Rockdale, Texas. You may publish this if you wish. htturt* Dr* Kllaer h €•» Bliyhiatce, K. T. Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For You Send to Dr. Kilmer A Co., Bingham ton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. It will convince anyone. You will also receive a booklet of valuable information, telling all about the kidneys and bladder. When writing, be sure and mention this pape^. For sale at all drug stores. Price fifty* eents and one-dollar. WHAT DID HE MEANf ft. City Man—Grow all your own vege tables, I suppose? Farmer Grouch—Most of ’em. We get some cabbage heads from the city. ITCHED SO COULD NOT SLEEP “I suffered from the early part of December until nearly the beginning of March with severe skin eruptions on my face and scalp. At first I treated it as a trivial matter. But after having used castile soap, medi cated washrags, cold cream, vanish ing cream, etc., I found no relief what ever. After that I diagnosed my case as eczema, because of its dry, scaly appearance. The itching and burning of my scalp became so intense that I thought I should go mad, having not slept regularly for months past, only at intervals, waking up now and then because of the burning and itching of my skin. Having read different tes timonials of cures by the Cutlcura Remedies, I decided to purchase a box of Cuticura Ointment and a cake of Cuticura Soap. After using them for a few day3 I recognized a marked change in my condition. I bought about two boxes of Cutlcura Ointment and five cakes of Cuticura Soap in all, and after a few days I was entirely free from the itching and burning. My eczema was entirely cured, all due to using Cutlcura Soap and Oint ment daily. Hereafter I will never be without a cake of Cuticura Soap on my washstand. I highly recommend the Cuticura Remedies to anyone suf Terlng from similar skin eruptions and hope you will publish my letter so that others may learn of Cuticura Remedies and be cured.” (Signed) David M. Shaw, care Paymaster, Pier 55, N. R., New York City, June 2,1910. Cuticura Remedies sold everywhere. Send to Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Boston, for free book on skin and scalp troubles. Grouch Still With Him. When Brown died he left an old friend living, by the name of Jones, who always had a grouch. After Brown had been in heaven some time, he met Jones just coming through the gate, and as the newcomer did cot look as happy and contented as he should, Brown asked him what was the matter. “Well,” Jones said, “I got my feet wet coming across the river Styx and caught a nasty cold, broke my left wing and have to carry it In a sling, and my halo don’t fit worth a darn." Badly Scared. “Were you born with that stam mer?” “No; I acquired It in trying to pro pose to a rich girl.”—Washington Her ald. Plants have movement without will, animals have the will to live, human ieings have the will to live divinely. Taylor’s Cherokee Remedy of Sweet Gum and Jdullen is Nature’s great remedy— Cures Coughs, Colds, Croup and Whooping Cough and all throat and lung troubles. At druggists, 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Reducing the waits between the acts will not lighten a heavy play. PUT YOUTH ON HIS GUARD Evidently Recital of Romances Long Passed Made No Appeal to His Feelings. "Charles,” said a sharp-voiced wom an to her husband in a railway car riage “do you know that you and I once had a romance in a railway car riage?” "Never heard of it,” replied Charles in a subdued tone. “I thought you hadn’t; but don’t you remember, it was that pair of slippers I presented to you the Christmas be fore we were married that led to our union? You remember how nicely they fitted, don’t you? Well, Charles, one day when we were going to a pic nic you had your feet upon a seat, and when you were not looking I took your measure. But for that pair of slippers I don’t believe we’d have ever been married.” A young unmarried man sitting by immediately took down his feet from the seat.—Ideas Magazine. 1 Forestalled. District Attorney J. F. Clarke of New York was talking about the re cent kidnaping cases. "Kidnapers,” he said, “are apt to disappear now. They have become too unpopular. Why, a kidnaper is as unpopular as a widower. “Widows, now, are very attractive, but about a widower there is always something uncanny, something almost clammy—I mean, of course, from the matrimonial point of view. “I know a widower who is thinking of marrying again. He thought he'd broach the matter delicately the other morning to his little daughter, so he said: “ ‘Ah, my dear, how I did love your mother!’ “But the little girl gave him a sus picious look and snapped: “ ‘Say “do,” not “did,” papa.'" Preventing a Disturbance. Colonel Scotchem was weary. He had had a very arduous day retreating from the enemy, and he wished to re omm Mo cfeonorfh In nrHor fViaf ho might retreat still further on the mor row. "MacPherson,” he said to his new servant, "I’m going to snatch forty winks’ sleep. Stay in my tent and see that I’m not disturbed.” Mac saluted. Five minutes later the snores of Colonel Scotchem were cut short by the loud report of a gun. "Great Scott!” cried the colonel. "Are the enemy upon us?” “Na, dinna fret,” replied Mac, in serting his head reassuringly through the tent flap, "it was only a wee mousie. But as I thought he might wake you up I shot him.”—Answers. Will Be World Representation. When the International Congress on Tuberculosis meets at Rome next September, representatives or over thirty national and provincial asso ciations organized to fight tubercu losis will be present. Among the as sociations which will be represented are the United States, Canada, Cuba, Trinidad, England, Wales, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, New Zea land, Japan, Cape Colony, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Newfoundland, Rou mania, Uruguay and Venezuela. An Ambassador’s Nose. An ambassador to Russia, formerly a leather merchant in this country, discovered certain secret processes re garding a special kind of leather man ufactured there. He would have been looked on with suspicion had it been suspected that he could learn any thing of these methods. But during his sojourn he got near enough to cer- J tain factories to register, through his sense of 6mell, some impressions with which he was able to work out the formulas when he returned home.— Atlantic Magazine. He Might Have Earned a Vote. uuut; tiuuumc aiuuu 501.1115 ouiciuu ly on the decrepit form of an old countryman. Noticing the boy’B at tention the old man asked: “Well, what Is It, son?” “Say,” the Inquisitive youngster asked, “did the politicians kiss you when you was a baby?”—Success Magazine. “8POH N’S." This is the name of the greatest of all remedies for Distemper, Pink Eye, Heaves, and the like among all ages of horses. Sold by Druggists, Harness Makers, or send to the manufacturers. $.50 and $1.00 a bottle. Agents wanted. Send for free book. Spohn Medical Co., Spec. Contagious Diseases, Goshen, Ind. Not Responsible. Teacher—You are late every morn ing. Pupil—Well, it isn’t my fault that you didn't build your blamed old school house nearer my home. TO DRIVE OCT MALARIA AMD BUILD VP THE SYSTEM Taka the Old Standard MROVB’S TA8TBLBS8 CHILL TONIC. Too know what yon are taking. The formula Is plainly printed on every bottle, showing It Is simply Quinine and Iron In a taste less form. The Quinine drives ont the malaria and the Iron builds up the system. Sold by aU dealers for 30 years. Price 3D cants. Substitution. Customer—Have you got the latest thriller? Clerk—No; but here’s something just as bad. Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets regulate and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take as candy. Set yourself earnestly to see what you were made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.—Phillips Brooks. 11 * Garfield Tea assists overworked digestive organs, corrects constipation, cleanses the system and rids the blood of impurities. Away with these cemeteries of stone; they are indecent; let me fade into the anonymous grass! 1 Spring Debility Felt by so many upon the return of warm weather Is due to the Impure, Impoverished, devitalized condition of the blood which causes that tired feeling and loss of appetite as well as the pimples, boils and other eruptions so common at this season. It Is cured by the great constitutional remedy Hood’s Sarsaparilla which effects its wonderful cures, not simply because it contains sarsaparil la, but because it combines the utmost remedial values of more than twenty different ingredients. There is no real substitute for Hood’s Sarsaparilla. If urged to buy any preparation said to be ‘‘just as good,” you may be surs it is inferior, costs less to make, and yields the dealer a larger profit. MADE HIS ESCAPEHFl^MEf Metaphors of Millionaire Found No Re sponse in the Breast of the Farmer. The millionaire accepted the farm er’s cordial invitation to ride, and with much scrambling gained a seat on top of the hay. "My good man,” said the millionaire, patronizingly, “this swaying, rolling, sweet-scented divan is a couch upon which I could win slumber and be ir resistible to the arms of Morpheus whenever I courted sweet sleep.” The farmer stiffened. ‘Til hear no more of your talk; I’m a respectable married man, an’ I’ll ask you where you’re goln’ so I can avoid the place.” Dreamily the millionaire smiled. "I’m getting back to Mother Nature, who has been outraged and abused by me for years; I am a broken man, and she will forgive me and bring me back to health.” The farmer stopped the team and pulled a three-tined pitchfork from the brace socket—but his passenger waB gone.—Success Magazine. Feeble Guardianship. “I wonder,” said the Sweet Young Thing, "why a man is always so frightened when he proposes?” "That,” said the Chronic Bachelor, "is his guardian angel trying to hold him back.”—Stray Stories. There Is much gratification In knowing one possess the best In style und value. If you deal with the "House of Jaccard” you have this gratification. When In the need of diamond engagement rings, solid gold wedding rings, or solid silver wed ding gifts, write for our Illustrated cata- I log and you will get the correct styles ; and the very beat values at moderate i prices. Mermod-Jaceard & King Jewelry Co., Broadway and Locust St., St. Louis. Indication of Wisdom. “Why do they call the owl the bird of wisdom?” “It stays out all night"and doesn’t tell what it sees or does.”—Judge. LADIES CAN WEAR SHOES one siie smaller after using Allen's Foot*Base, the Antiseptic powder to be shaken into the shoes. It makes tight qr new shoes feel easy. Gives rest and comfort. Rcf-ise • ubutitutet. For FRBB trial package, address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, V. Y. 1 ■ '■ “ ■■■-e* — Good breeding Is benevolence In trifles, or the preference of others to ourselves In the little dally rences of life.—Chatham. Take Garfield Tea to overcome constipa tion, cleanse system and maintain health. The proper time to do a thing Is when it should be done. Make the Liver Do its Duty Nine tines in tea when the fiver it ri^l the ■tomnch and bowels are right. CARTER’S LITTLE LIVER PILLS stipation, •ion, Sick Headache, and after Eating Small PHI. Small Don, Small Prise Genuine mutbeai Signature Qlt^ Is GUARANTEED to stop and perma nently cure that ter rible itching. It is % compounded for that purpose and your money will be promptly refunded _ uriTunrt'P r»TTKSTir»W if Hunt’s Cure fails to com Itch, Eczema, Tetter, Ring Worm or any other Skin Disease. 50c at your druggist’s, or by rnaS direct if he hasn’t it. Manufactured only by A. B RICHARDS MEDICINE CO., Sherman. 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FREE SAMPLE CURED OLD PERSON’S BOWEL TROUBLE One of the moat remarkable proofs of the nnugual laxative merit contained in Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin Is that it Is effective not only in people in the prime of life, but at the extremes of ages. As many letters are received from mothers regarding the cures of children, as from men and women of sixty, seventy and eighty years of age. It must be truly a wonderful laxative. In the cure of constipation and bowel trouble in old people it has no equal. It corrects the constipation, dispels the head ache, biliousness, gas, drowsiness after eating, etc. People advancing in years should see to it that their bowels move freely, and if they do not to take Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin. You can pro long your life by healthy bowel actio*. Clogged bowels Invite disease. Worn** about to pas* the menstrual period cannot do better than use Syrup Pepsin several times a week until the system has set tled to Its future condition. Among the strongest supporters of Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin are Mr. \V. O. Zorn of New Decatur, Ala., and Mb George S. Spaulding of the National Sol diers’ Home, Kansas, both elderly mo*. The regular size bottleB can be oougfct «€ j any druggist at fifty cents and one dot lar, but a free sample bottle can bo had by sending your address to the doctor. For the free sample address Dr. W. SL Caldwell, 201 Caldwell building, Mo*tt cello. 111. I S I . ^B. ' 1 *'»* , •* r.v. 'Jg!-■ v4 9B S I Tried Everything I fjj **I suffered with my head and back for over six years,” |J H writes Mrs. R. L Bell, of McAlester, Okla. “I never could yf ■ get anything to do me any- good, although I tried almost jO H everything except CarduL One day, while I was reading B ■ what other suffering women said it had done for them, I ® S decided to try CarduL Now I am on my third bottle, and LM 9 I don’t feel like the same person. I feel so much stronger if| and better 1 I recommend Cardui to all suffering women.” If e; f; • ,:‘5 '• ■ §| ‘ % K:'' ■1 J