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THE PERRYSBURG, P., JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1912.
f AMP FIRE To Revive House Plants. Charcoal and a small quantity of potash mixed to a lino powdor and fed to tho roots twice a wook for a few weeks will revive a drooping or dying house plant. This seems to act as a tonic and has been tried several times with good effect. In lc3s than a month's tlmo tho plant will talto on now llfo and flourish vigorously if all tho necessary elements aro not out of tho soil. BATTLE IN CYPRESS SWAMP S "W H VWi l-1 1 V. J 6.Yt'V VI KiV? 1 1- u m 7 W i V w re. T" h?Hr PVw i . jii T. y-afas'.. s'. jjjpf Wu&izryrir S7C&S21&&& N somo wayB "tho playground of Hol land" la quite a good namo for tlio Islands of tho Zulder Zee. Tho s 1 1 ft , shining trees, tho black and white cows, the natty and vividly-painted wooden houses, might all havo trooped out of somo very now and splendid nursory Noah's Ark. Tho peo ple aro dressed In a more gay and un practical faBhlon than elsewhere, and their vocation In life, like a child's, is to make n pretty and pleasing Impres sion on their observers. Tho chcese maklng and fishing at which they make believe to toll aro, or anyhow appear to be, as unimportant to tho general weal as tho productions of n child's cooking stove. What they have to do Is to look, dress and behave so that they appeal to artists wanting models and Americans wanting excur sions. Two-thirds of tho tourists and half the guide-books actually seem to Imagine that this mode of life has left them qulto guileless and childlike. Of course, they nro really becoming, thanks to the tourist, tho most canny and long-sighted people In Holland, y&CtVCr j3TCZs4iZ?J?je Is, ono Is positively dragged Into their dwellings, introduced to all tho house hold goods, especially if one Is au American or an amatour antiquarian to somo deciepit old clock or cradle, from which tho owner vows never to part. Hut she yields so readily to persuasion that pel haps ono doos not wiong her in thinking that sho sol aces hoi self for tho loss with a llttlo expedition to Amsterdam In search of a substitute. Tho Marken fishing fleet makes a bravo show, but one feels that a really prosperous concern would not spend so much time in harbor. However, on weekdays tho men certainly disappear somewhero, perhaps only to mako their rare appearance tho moro lm presslve. As is the case all over Hol land, man has the monopoly of all tho quaintest devices In dress. The Mark ener is said to do his fishing in his T""rVi.-iflr ESW& SV. .3 JA W SH XKW IS- w.i ,:vri' ns m j rximi-mit. ,vsm-i.--M . . HM M . v U BBF" '6r ! W V 3 '! f ,11 'I l t'HrtS iJ-TOtfJ-,'. . 'i I V iMgfBsm . I 1 V..1 i r "1 Yr i rcsHegH n w . " rx iu b m n --v ajf ii t y-imzmm$m n m ' n n jsjh lllkMI. A a m -. , i ? S g- . Iff. 9.&mzl 'rAj.vV-, ilB,'" Vy.rA-lSgll -FrfeKcT ysUkJBPli?f.-iary X What HappcncJ In Flooded Louisiana Region When Gunboats Fought Is Told by Chlcagoan. Theodore II. Esschon, who liven nt 1748 St. Michael's court, Chicago, took pait In engagements between union and confederate naval forces In the Inttor years of tho war. Ilo accom panied the expedition niado by Gen. Nathaniel P. Ilanks Into the network of swamps and bayous of Louisiana and known as tho Hod river campaign. An Incident on the journey was tho blowing up of the confederate ram Queen of tho West, of which Mr. Es schon tells. "Tho St. Mary was the boat I uns on," said Mr. Esschon. "Sho wns a transpoit and was one of the fastest steamers wo had. Sho was ono of a number of gunboats and unprotected river boats that made their way Into Grand iako to laud troops In General Banks' red river campaign. "The lako was a mudhole, formed by overflow from tho Mississippi In low water It was a cypress swamp, and timber had been cut from a large area. In high water tho stumps of tho great trees, standing perhaps eight feet abovo tho ground, were covcicd Mm BABY'S ECZEMA AND BOILS "My son wn3 about thrco wcoks old when I noticed a breaking-out on his chocks, from which a watery sub stance oozed. A short tlmo after, his arms, shoulders and breast broke out also, and In a few days becamo a Eolld Bcab. I becamo alarmed, and called our family physician who at oucc pro nounced the disease eczema. Tho lit tle fellow was under treatment for about three months. By tho end ot that time, ho seemed no better. I be camo discouraged. I diopped tho doc tor's treatment, and commenced tho use of Cutlcura Soap and Ointment, and In a few days noticed a marked change. Tho eruption on his cheeks was almost healed, and his shoulders, arms and breast wore decidedly bet ter. When ho wns about seven montbo old, nil traco of the eczema was go no. "During his teething period, his hend and face were broken out la bolls which I cured with Cutlcura, Soap and Ointment. Surely ho must havo boon a great sufferer. During tho tlmo of teething and from tho tlmo I droppod tho doctor's treatment, I used tho Cutlcura Soap and Cutlcura Ointment, nothing else, and when two years old ho was tho picture of health. His complexion was soft and beauti ful, and his head a mass of silky curls. I had been afraid that ho would nover be well, and I feel that I,owo a great deal to tho Cutlcura Remedies." (Signed) Mrs. Mary W. Ramsey, 224 E. Jackson St., Colorado Springs, Col., Sept. 24, 1910. Although Cutlcura Soap and Ointment aro sold by drug gists and denlers everywhere, a sam plo of each, with 32-page book, will be mailed free on application, to "Cutl cura," Dept. L, Boston. Just as the remote and pagan Breton is "getting hideously like tho ;est of the world ns regards the Itching palm. No; the folk of the Zulder Zee are emphatically not children, but they are not the less Interesting because they must bo taken as vastly engaging, Ingenious and conscious frauds. An exception must bo made in the case of Vo lendara, a village which, although artist-ridden all the year round, lives a quite simple and unpre tentious life. Its Ashing fleet proves Its prowess In the North sea, and Its women are blushing and bashful. Tho wooden houses are really homes, and whatever treasures and heirlooms may lie within are not shown to the stranger or bartered for his gold. Tho costume strikes one as genuine. .At any rate, the spirited little boys who nro al ways swarming about tho jetty prove by their romps and gymnastics that their faded magenta garments and round black caps nro eminently practicable to play in. At first, one has fears for tho costume. Tho coats are so breathlessly tight i 'n economy which, perhaps, counterbalances - l.v absurd superfluity ot material in the trousers and tho caps would be at tho bottom of tho Zulder Zeo twenty times a day were it not that they have the tenacity of limpets. Tho men re main faithful to this urtjstlc costume both when stalwart, serious fishermen at which stngo the visitor sees llttlo of them and when their work ing lifo is done and all that remains is to spend tho day leaning up against the Jetty wall, smok ing and musing. Old age Is very kind to tho Dutch flshorman. His flno wrinkles, twinkling ejes, scant hair his whole smoke-dried and sun dried old face have a qhrowd, distinguished, quizzical look, which is very attractive and is not seen elsewhere in Holland. Tho women, too, improve with ago. In youth thoy are stout and buxom lasses, with sunburnt cheeks, bright but shallow eyes, and hair tucked away, all too neatly, under their light and grace So ful winged caps. In ago they grow twinkling and thoughtful, and somo ofthera, save the costume, are Cinderella's godmother to the life. Their gowns havo not tho gaiety ot tho men's habits, being generally a useful black, blue or purple, broadly checked or striped, and made in n tight and awkward fashion. Beauty comes with tho ydz&YZWrtr es&& splash of color made by the apron and with tho cap, which is as dainty and fragile as a flower. Tho Volendnmmers are a placid people, with only ono strong prejudice against tho neighbor ing island of Marken. Tho denounce it as a com munity of beggars whoso only excuse is their de ficient mental capacity, due to tho fact that no ono on tho mainland will marry with them. Tho guide-books put down this animosity to a differ ence of religion; but one feels that thero is some thing in tho Volendammcr's contention when ono finds that the Markener standpoint can only bo ascertained by tho application of hard cash. On that mainland-despised but tourist-beloved Isle even conversation is chargeable. ' The children shriek plalntlvo and inopportune good-byes in ox chango for a shower of copper, and the most cas ual photographer has willy-nilly to pay a fee to every unmannerly urchin who chooses to dispose horself in front of his camera. Really, the costume of tho Markencrs is not to bo taken seriously. To begin with, the "voraen's dress is largely mado up of pilnted stuffs, a kind of shoddy substitute for embroidery which has surely not been so very long in the woild. Tho dross Itself is dark enough, but over It is worn an overall of the most gaudy and flaunting hues; the cap Is chiefly print, and the fair hair is worn in long ringlets with a straight, bushy fringe across tho forehead. Mr. E. V. Lucas, in his "Wanderer iu Holland," calls these worthy dames "line, up standing creatures." Ono would like them better If they wero leBs confiding and attentive. As it extravagant breeches and ceremonious hat. It this is a fact, the Havenstoom bootdlensl of Amsterdam, which has a very tender and not altogether disin terested affection in these "burled cit ies of the Zulder Zeo," would find it worth while to run an excursion to tho scene of his labors. Marken and Volendam aro not the only burled cities in which tho Haven stoombootdienst is eager to introduce the stranger. In fact, as far as ono can discover, theso places are not cities at all. But Monnlkendam, on tho strength of having fitted out n ship which did good service against tno Spaniards at lloorn, is described as "dreaming of Its greatness In tho past." Certain ly tho silent little town shows no desire to emu loto its former achievements. It It dreams It dreams quietly, and not oven the boisterous clang of tho bell of n seemingly qulto unnecessary tram way can rouse it from its reveries. It forms a striking contrast with Edam, .whoso cheeso fac tories are extremely bustling but strangely unpro ductive. Edam has a huge church, which, hav ing once acted as a shelter for men and cattle dur ing n flood, is uow afflicted with tho cow-damp, Tho town also prides itself on its cleanliness, a fact that makes It horribly unsympathetic. Tho Zulder Zee, which lives in tho art of An ton Mauvo, Is off tho beaten track of tho tourist. His own town of Laren is visited only by artists, although It la a pretty place and tho environs aro, for Holland, thickly wooded, Zaandam, the placo whoro Peter tho Great worked at ship building, pleases by its bright green houses and staid old 'windmills. In these last places the visitor feels inclined to stay, but for Markden and its fellows tho few hours provided by tho Havenstomboot diost aro quite sufficient. CURED. "DoeB your wife often grieve because sho threw over a wealthy man In order to marry you?" "Sho started to onco, but I cured her of it tho first rattlo out of tho box." "I wish you would tell me how." "I staited right In to grieving with her. And I grieved harder and longer than sho did." Boiler Room and Magazine Blew Up. with water, and there was no current to mark their uietence. It was high water when wo landed tioops on tho shore of tho lake. "Our boats weie of different drafts. The large ones could not go near shore, and the smaller steamers lay between them and tho shore, fao (hat the soldiers could walk over (hem somewhat as If they were a pontoon bridge. We had several gunboats there, two of them, tho Colorado and tho Matagora, Ironclad, and theie were liver boats and ferry boats The Clifton was well armed and so was the Calhoun, a ferry boat from New" Yorkr with a heavy gun nt bow and at stern and tw'o broadsides of four smaller guns each. "Wo wero not allowed to stay In the lake without a visit from tho enemy A fleet of confederate boats came down tho bayous from the Red river and disputed our position. The Queen of tho West was the most formidable of them. Sho was a ram, though not Ironclad. Tho other bonts were river steamers, with bales of cotton around tholr sides and with guns pointing through apertures in the cotton guatd. They were floating forts. "The Queen of tho West came steaming down at us and in her path was one of our ironclads They told us afterward that tho pilot had called out to tho captain that they were headed for an Iron boat and that the captain had sworn to sink tho boat even it It was iron. They put on full steam ahead. Tho water was Ilko glass. They cut through It at a great speed ami ran on a lot of submerged stumps. Tho "bow was thrown high Into ttio air and there hung the Queen of the West. "Tho Calhoun and the CHI ton took poiition, ono on each side, .tnd shelled her. The Cndhoun, a sidewheeler, was kept swinging about without moving away from her position and firing bioadsides or stern or bow guns as they canio Into range. Tho Queen of tho West was game to tho Inst and she returned tho fire until her boiler room and magazino blow up There was nothing left of her except n pllo of wrpekago. As poon as sho blow up tho rest of tho confederate fleet, which had been doing a llttlo firing,, turned about and made for tho bayous They know tho channel nnd so obcap ed, but somo of them wero captured after our boats had made tholr w.y north." The Suffragette's Answer. "And whero, by fellow citizens," ap pealed tho political speakor, "can wo find au instrument so fit, so delicate, so adjustable, and at tho same timo bo unassuming nnd popular that It will unlock every department of stato for tho benefit of Its readers?" "Tho hairpin!" shrieked an enthu siastic suffragette in the audience. Judge. The Paxton Toilet Co. ot Boston, Mass., will send a largo trial box of Paxtlne Antiseptic, a delightful cleans ing and germicidal toilet preparation, to any woman, free, upon request Paw Knows Everything. Willie Paw, what is a family cir cle? Paw A wedding ring, my son. Beware of Spring's .sudden chanees, keep Gartlold Tea nt hand. Drink hot on retiring. London is tho healthiest capital ot Europe. His Face Entirely ,S WHAT SHOULD WOMAN SPEND? of Question Resolves Itself Into One Income and Proper Regard for Appearances, " Tho other day a woman writer was condemning fomlnlne vanities, espe cially the one of dress. To some ox tont she is right in hor judgment on fomlnlne vanities, especially when she condemns tho woman' who spends all hor days and too much of her money on clothes, put tho average woman does nolthor; In fact, who nro tho women who pay tho enormous prices the dressmakers ask for tholr drosses? Numbers of women want to know whero to buy tholr drosses, nnd when thoy know how much thoy will havo to pay at tho big dressmakers they buy them elsowhero. These aro wom en who dress well. Thoy will not spend moro than they can afford on dress, and overyono will agrco they are qulto right. A3 to the time spent on dross, it is difficult to pass an 'opinion on such a matter, but ono thing Is certain, and that Is that somo women do not spend enough. Ono woman, high up In tho educational world, realized not so very long ago that dress was of importance, because sho noticed that many of tho cleverest students missed tho host posts in after lifo becauso they paid no attention either to dress or carriage. Sho horself had no tusto for clothes, either, but sho was wise enough to ac knowledge it, and sho persuaded a friend to undertake tho care of her wnrdrobo. So now, twico a year, sho Is thor oughly turned out with now toilettes, tho result being that she has gained In Influonco and has not lost any ot her serious character. She has oven lec tured Ci her students on tho subject, nnd mado them boo how Important it is for a woman to havo a pleasing ap pearance, oven though sho may have all tho learning ot tho sages. Then thoro Is another plea for wom en who spend timo and monoy on their clothes. Thoy koop endless industries alive by what appear to many people to ho oxtravaganco, nnd tho only thing with which to roproach them Is that thoy so oftou accept hideous fashions from tho dressmakers whon tholr sense of tho fitness of things should mako them rofuso to look at anything which does not express beauty and usefulness comhlnod, A Benediction. Gen. Pendleton, who was a cleigy man beforo the war, but who. having graduated at West f'olnt, Joined the army and commanded a battery nt null Run. Ho stood by tho guns, and when ready to firo ho would bay: "Now, boys, made ready! May tho Lord have mercy on the poor sinners. Flro!" And Blackheads. Was Ashamed Used Resinol, Skin Clear A Jersey City man, Thomas Bruno, 17014 Brunswick St., writes: Mar. 29, 1912. "About four months ago a pimplo brolco out on my forehead, which pained mo very much. I began scratching it and within two weclcs my fnco was ontlrely filled with pimples and blackheads. They wero not only disfigur ing, but also painful. I was ashamed to walk qn tho streets and soon becamo dis couraged. I tiled many remedies such as salves, cold cream, etc., but all wero a failure. "I read of tho Beslnol Soap and Resi nol Ointment In tho papers, and soon sent for samples which I used. They proved to bo excellent, and after using two cakes of Iteslnol Soap and a Jnr of Resinol Ointment, It remov ed every pimplo and blackhead In sight. This treatment lasted about thrco weeks, and now my skin Is clear and healthy. I gave somo Resinol Ointment to a friend and it cured him of sycosis (or barber's Itch). My family use Resinol Soap for tho toilet and shampoo: It stops dandruff and falling hair. I recommend Resinol Soap and Ointment for all skin troubles." Resinol Soap and Ointment stop Itch ing Instantly, and quickly heal eczema and other skin and scalp eruptions, as well as sores, burns, nnu uieeuing pucs. Your druggist sells them (Soap. 25a; Ointment, Mc and ?1). For a sample of each wrlto to Dept. C K, Resinol Chemi cal Co., Baltlmoro, Md. s en's Whrwn.lt for tho old farm to bcrotno fUUliUI'UiilUIIVVl JIVMIUJIMII 11' uiujmiu iur juur tutuiu pruspcrltr&nd Indepcn aence, a. great oppor tunity awulu you In Maultoba.ba&kalchonan or Alberta, whero you can b ecu ro a FreoUonau stead or buy land atroa Bonablo prices. Wmw WSHk k. 1 1 Ei"- v -4em viMp pi ill H Going Some. How fast did McCarty run when the rebels opened on our ranks?" "Oh, puny aat." "As fait as ho could run?" 'Tastci I Ao faat as two of bla could run." How's theTimc not a your from now, when land will bo high af. Thn nrnfltA fcoenred from tho nlmndniit irnpii of " Iient, Outs ..unci llurley. aiu, uiu causlDji a steady ndvauco rnce. JOYeniuHn& roiunis euow bat Oie number or settlors In Westom C'unuila from the I). 8. van UU iior cent larger lu 11)10 tli.in the provlomi ycur. niuur furmcrs liuvu paid fur tliolr land out of tho iirocenilH of ono crop. l'roo JlomostuaiU of 100 Borci nutl liro-oinptloiiM of 100 urroa ut ttU.OOau urro. l'luo cllmutu, (rood nclioiili, oxuellout rutin ay fuillltlos, lnvr frulght rntus) wood, wn tor ami lunibor cimUy ob- "rpaiopfclet " J.ast Uet We it." tuirtiru la.ru &b vi Butlablu loiallun u:d loir wntlem' rata, ai'plr to bupT or luituifnuiun, iuuwb, Cun.i or to Canadian Ootx Agent. II. M. WILLIAMS 413 Gardner Bldo.i Tolsdo.Ohlo Hmm write to tbeaetut nort yoo