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should be made
These walls should be Alabastined in the latest,
up-to-the-minute nature color tints. Each room should
reflect your own individuality and the treatment
throughout be a complete perfect harmony in colors.
The walls of the old home, whether mansion or cottage, can be
made just as attractive, just as sanitary, through the intelligent use of
Instead of kalsomine or wallpaper
How much better, when you have a new home, to start right than to have
to correct errors afterward from former treatment with other materials, when
you come to the use of Alabhastine, as does nearly every one sooner or later.
Once your walls are Alabastined you can use any material ovea t should you
desire, but having used Alabastine you will have no desire for any other treatment.
Alabastine is so easy to mix and apply-so lasting in its results- so abso.
lately maitary-and so generally rc;sI d as the proper decorative material in
a class by Itself that it is becoming t to manufacture fast enough to supply
Alaastine s a dry powder, put up in ive-pound packages, white and beau.
tfl tints, ready to mix and use by the addition of cold water, and with full direc
tions on each package. Ew7y ,agu Of4sarnse
Alabamu has cross and cirle printed an red.
Better write us for hand-made color de- tese r
sins and special w tons Give us your decor.
stave problems sad let us help you work them out.
1655 Grandvlle Ave. oSrand Rapids. Mieb.
W RMNot Spring Fever
wi NýITj But Malaria
$LLJTONI USES THAT LAZY
WARDS OPP MALARIA AND RESTORES STRENGTH. TRY IT.
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Woman Doctor of Music.
The only woman who has ever re
ceived the degree of doctor of music
from Oxford university Is Dr. Emily
Iaymond. who is a member of the
staff of the Royal College of Music.
YOU SAN WALK II COMFORT
nha * I· t TYeor She.. sm. ALUIr'S
DAIN. the Astheptst. rEalsg pow
_m far i that Vlah or feet tht ueks
1i taes the tret atfro the hoe sad
r/!N rst to u ras se beaists, hot tired.
ewemtle, swtela tft. Ladies
-Mas in ss alo--v
FOUND SILENCE ONLY R E
tOder the Ciroumtanoe, It Would
Doem, Mrs. Paula's Friend Had
Made Wise Decision.
how, everybody In town knows that
Mrs. Paula Platt was talking of mak
log a visit to her married daughter
I Obio. iLhe had been talklng about
t foer two years, but age and the nat
wral timidity of a woman long a widow
had postponed the great event from
moath to month, until the neighbors
began to wonder whether it would ever
eine to pass.
Do one morning when Undle. Tom
Pitters met a frled of Mrs. Paula's,
tbr was a twsbele in his eyes as he
'Whn Is Mrs. Paula goin' out to
"Do't ask me," said the other. "I
4e'st kwow nothtn' about it. If I tell
her to go, e says we as want to
get Ild et her: an t I tll nher to star
at hem~ a says I ys me. I la. 't
* y bl' a word l"-P4hnadelphia Ledger.
Lime *e Unet*sm.
When purchasing Usooeam for the
eier It is a ged idea to order a n-.
i if felt. TIis precaution will
. Mljyfbf prelesg tle s of thse 1a.
-adem. It abso deadens sound and
4 PAW ft so a r o winter. I,
wleaiJtreethag sadt t gives a sostr
, a, advantage worot o eensiu
psir great drawback about lea
te isirs uinatlutcitoiy cmupemma.
t AndAlwas theSame
~anl flawr iuyourmeal*
Ozls4 of c~f or tea)
i . p9O1·~ . -
Dentist-I must kill the nerve of
Patient-Then I'll wait outside. I
never could hear being around when
anything is killed.-Boston Transcript.
If You Have a Pain
try Vacher-Baln. Keep it handy, sand
WAS FAMILIAR WITH CHROMO
Mrs Newly Rich Somewhat Toe Ana
iou to Air Her Knowledge,
and Her Ignorance.
Harvey Maitland Watts, a Philadel
phia art critic, said at a dinner in Bit
"The ignorance of the new rich in
art matters is quite Incredible. The
wife of a Iew rich profiteer was buy
nlg pictures in a Walnut street shop
the other day. After she had bought
a number of costly plctures she said:
"'Now show me something a little
cheaper for the back hall. It's dark
"The saleman brought out another
"'Th*madam,' he said, 's only a
chromo, and we could let you have it
for nearly nothing.'
"The new rich lady nodded In a
"YTes, of course,' she said, 'Chromo
is a struggling and obscure artist,
and he can't expect to command good
prices till he makes a popular hit, an
Culture and Ceoking.
Crttical Husband-Where did you
get the recipe for this mess?
Cp-tured We (calmly) - WheI
speaking o the directions for prep-e r
lag foods you should sy "receipt."
When referring to medicinal prepra- r
tles yeo may,'If you choose, use the
term "recipe" from the Latin "rel
Husband--I ased the correct word, I
them. This pudding Is a doee.-Bostrm
It's a pity that the good old sm sr I
time can't come In the winter, whim
we do so appreciate the heat.
"Shoving Off" for a Day's Fun in New York
. . m.. :,
These wearers of the navy blue are "shoving off" down the g i;nIil:ik of the t. N. S. Arizon at TBrooklyn navy
yard for their first shore leave since the big dreadnaught returned from Southern waters, after a six-miunliths' cruise
and battle practice.
Fat Man, Big Numbers Win;
Thin Men, Small Numbers,
Is One System.
"KILLINGS" LIVE CASINO
Heavy Lomee at Monte Carlo Prove
Big Card for Advertising-Many
Systems Offered the Gullible
-Yet Casino Continues
to Make Profit.
London.-There is one infallible way
of winning money at Monte Carlo,
writes a correspondent of the London
Times, and that is this: When a fat
man is spinning the wheel bet on the
f high numbers; when it is a thin man
bet on the low. It stands to reasqp
I does it not?-that a small man can
e not throw big numbers. Another good
L plan is to put your stake in front of
you, shut your eyes and push it out on
the table with a rake. The god of
d chance, being blind, naturally likes
blind people. Which also stands to rea
son, does It not? There you have the
whole philosophy of roulette.
Of course there are people who tell
you that you have no right to begin to
gamble until, at least, you know the
order of the numbers, both on the
wheel and the table, by heart. Other.
wise, how can you tell the volsins
the neighboring numbers-to the last
throw but one, so that you can know
where the ball is coming back to?
Also you can buy elaborate and in
fallible systems, which makes no men
tlon of fat men or thin men, at fifty
shops in Monte Carlo. For fety
francs you can buy a system which
tells you how, on a capital of £20, you
can make-"infallibly"-£10 a day.
There is another, much sold, which
offers you 1,000 chances to win against
one chance to lose.
Casino Always Win.
Others guarantee-well, nearly &r
antee-a winning of from 500 to 1,000
trancs a day, and there are any quan
tity of systems under which "losses"
are "Impossible." Yet, in spite of It
all the Casino is one of the most sue
cessful business lnstitutions in Europe,
and will doubtless weather even the
dimculties of the exchange and the
rie In the cot of living.
Three days ago there a man won, at
one of the tables, 87,000 franes at a
single coup. The rules, it should be
explalied, forbid a larger stake than 4
wll produce msre than ,000 francs
at a single bet. But, having staked
the limit on an ladlvidual number.
you can also lay bets-each to the
limit-on the various combinations of
that number as well as on the "celor,"
the high or low, odd or even, the
"doiea"-whether the afrst second or
third of thirty-su numbers-and so
I am told, but I have not calculated
It, that it is thus possible to win over
80,000 francs on a single turn of the
wheeL But 37,000 Is good enough and
the friend who had seen it and told me
added: "And that loss of 87,000 will
be worth 870,000 to the house." Be
probably underestimated it.
As it was three days ago, the man
who won the money has probably lost
it again by now and in any case the
fame of it has gone far abroad and
brought any number of new gamblers
to the table. It is by such advertise
meats that the Caslin thrives.
They Keep at It.
Almost every year new books telling
you how to win at Monte Carlo are
published. Every year serles of charm
ing articles are written for one journal
or another analysing various "sys
team." One presumes that.the writers
receive no payment from the Casino a
for their labor. But how handsomely g
it could afford to pay them! There is C
surely no money making institution 4
in the world which gets so much and p
suheb admirable free advertlement as c
the 8oecete des Balams de Mer (as the o
proprietary orpgnisatoo is called) oft
The one cardinal and dominant tfact
is that there is always one extrap
AYMERICAN HELPS FRENCH ART "
Twe New ureearis for Artist and
Writers Are Announced by Mme. P
Parls.-T new bnrsamles fer
Ste'ruimsts have been annouCe t
SML a . George Blumenthal, the
AL~merr fonder eot t~e Americ m
iommatiotk for French vt and thebught. t
MI of these like the ten fuads J
d. be-lg ,I Ib .ed, is for , 2,W "t
smess yarlv. 1 eay resreggat thi
" chance In 37 against the bettor. The
odds are 19 to 18 In favor of the house.
With absolutely even luck, in every 37
bets you will lose one more than you
will win. The odds are all calculated
on the basis of the thirty-six numbers
on the table, and the thirty-seventh
number (zero) is the perquisite of the
establishment. With this qualification
the game Is absolutely fair.
Few sane men, I think, suspect the
Casino of cheating. It does not need
to. That thirty-seventh chance-which
is no chance, but a certainty-is suf
ficient. It operates Inevitably; as re
morselessly as "the blind Fury with
the abhorred shears" does at the end
of the life of each of us.
The tables in the various salles in
the Casino and the Sporting club do
not all run for the same hours. Also
some of them are for trente et quar
ante and not for roulette. But I be
lieve it Is fair to say that the result
is about equivalent to twenty-one
tables at roulette running for ten
hours a day. At all events the rough
calculation will suffice.
How It Figures Out.
Now, the time taken by each turn of
the wheel, with the necessary settle
meats, is about three minutes; or It
has been when I have timed it in these
last days. That Is to say that on one
or other of the 21 tables seven coups
are being cleaned up every minute.
The house wins one bet in every 37;
and it is, again, not uhfair to reckon
that same number--37-as the aver
age number of bets on every table,
taking the two ends together. There
may be only 10 or 200. But 37 is not
an unjust average. Therefore, if
seven tables clear up each minute, in
each minute the house is seven bets
to the good.
The average unit staked Is impossi
ble to guess. The bets range all the
way from the humble 5f. white countbr
to (rarely) the permitted limit of six
plaques of 1,000f. each. But whatever
the average unit is, the Casino wins
It seven times over every minute, or
420 times every hour, or 4.200 times
So far as the Individual is con
cerned that 87th chance-the pesky
zero-may not operate to his disadvan
tage in a long sitting, and if luck is
with him he will win. Or it may
operate so actively as to ruin him In
half an hour. But regarding the pub
lic as a single bettor, that bettor is
roughly losing regularly to the tables
4,200 units (subject to more accurate
calculation) every day in the year.
It has to be so. The Casino, with
WORKED HIS WAY TO TOP
James W. Harris, on April 1, 1879.
was given a job on a construction
gang of the California Street Cable
Car company of San Francisco. Jut
42 years later Mr. Harris was made
president and general manager of the
company and chairman of the board I
of directors. Having been for 88
years the superintendent and general
manager of the road, he is the oldest
American street-ralway executive in
point of service.
income from nvested funds given by
Mrs. Blumenthal and other Americana s.
One of the new funds to eaco e i
painting is In the name of Elnry
Prick. The other, devoted to science,
is to be called the "Joffre" barsary. It
is endowed by an American who asked
that his name be withheld.
When Mmine. Blumenthal made foe
mal announcement of the extension of
the foundation's work to Marshal
Joifre, he began an expression of
"gratitude." Mine. Blumentbhal. who I
1a o Alastian ancestry, replied:
Gives Birth to Three
Husky Heifers and Bull.
SBelmond, Ia.-Four husky
calves-three heifers and a bull
-all doing nicely and able to
- tpke and obtaining nourishment
from the original source, is the
e contribution toward reduction
in the price of meat, butter and
. milk offered the world recently
U by a cow owned by ialph Chris
d tie, farmer here. }
i Last year the cow gave birth +
i to twin heifers.
e all Its adjuncts, Is an immensely cost
I ly institution to support. Besides its
own upkeep it provides the money
which makes Monte C'rlo the most
beautifully ordered and most luxuri
ously appointed town in the world.
1 The dividends of the Societe, over and
above all this, are no secret. And the
public has to pay for it all. Against
that inexorable 37th chance no system
Is of any avail, except for the fun of
working at it and for the pleasure of
self-deception. Even the fat man and
the thin man are powerless.
THIS BIRD HAD REAL TEETH
Lived 25 Million Years Ago and
Chewed Its Food, Says Museum
Lawrence, Kan.-One of the two
known specimens of bird's teeth
was found in the chalk beds of west
ern Kansas and has been preserved
at the University of Kansas museum,
according to Curator H. T. Martin,
who found the specimen.
The other is at the Yale university
museum. The Kansas fossil is of the
cretaceous period. about twenty-five
million years ago and includes ten
It is the most complete specimen
that has been preserved. The bird
was of the Hesperornis family, was
five feet long, had a short vertebrae
tall and possessed no wings. It was
a marine bird.
The specimen is more valuable than
any other, according to Professor Mar
tin, because it gives a clear idea of
the semi-plumaceous feathery cover
ing that the bird possessed. No oth
er known specimen gives this evi
MAKE BALLOON INTO CANOES
Hudson Bay Indians Get Wonderful
Craft from Wreck of Giant
Cochrane, Ont,-Some wonderful ca
noes appeared mysteriously recently in
the James Bay region. They were con
structed not of birchbark, but of a
strange material the North had never
The big balloon that carried three
United 8tates naval aviators into the
wilderness several months ago has
sinace lain where it descended. Omieals
of Moose Factory. one of the earliest
posts establihed on American shores
by the Hudson's Bay company, had
given orders to all the Indians who
owe allegiance to the ancient fur com
pany. to leave the great gas bag un
disturbed. These orders had been
strictly observed, but a band of out
law Indians, whose home village is
sixty miles northwest of Moose Fac
tory, found the balloon and from the
sides of the fallen monster made
canoes that rode the waves like thistle
Woodman, Spare That Tree.
Columbus. Ind.-For twenty years
students at the Garfield school have
looked out upon a tree which each
spring held a nest of robins. Wben
a man employed to trim the trees on
the school ground started to cut down
the favorite tree teachers and students
almost caused a riot. The school
board, when appealed to, took a stand
in favor of the robins.
Dog Would Have Been More Pun.
Louisville, Ky.-Three months ago
Ray Johnson, aged twelve, sold his
dog. He received 50 cents for the
animal and when he put the coin in his
month it slipped into his throat; Phy
sicians in Brownsville tried In vain
to extract It, so Johnson was brought
bhere and the coin was taken out with
"Monsieur le Marechal, do not speak I
of gratitude. We love each other, that
Stork Brlngs Eighteenth Baby.
Ironwood, Mich.-When a physician
went to a home in response to a call
he found John Mattson pondering over
a list of names.
Mattson was looking for a name
for the eighteenth baby In the family,
a girl. Plfteen of the children are
Ilving. The mother is 44 and the
fatheel ls 4i
FELT LIKE AN IRON;
BAND AROUND HEAD
Mrs. Osborne Says She Shudders
When She Thinks How
"For yt-ors." said Mrs. V. i. Osbortne.
of 71S Lancasllter Ave., Lesxiigtol, Ky..
"I ha\e beteni in a rnia-dow\n eolldition ;
ner'inus, teik un(d dizzy. I was l -
tually so nervotus that Ially suddtlenl
palioitution -t lmy theart that fright
d ,l 1e. I ut.solutely could l Iot climlb0
'stairs, fir at attempt such would thlur
ouu hly exlutst lte.
"' had Ii rtiil us ho, adii;'hll ies and hl \\un
they t;ilrte on it sttiiiled that alt iron
hatld was ruti th ti:lht around ltiy hetd.
I ow ithullddet'r \\ihe I think of those
headachest-,. Mly stomach \\as , eak
and I could not digost the lightest
liquid lfod. A ly lfood f a solitd na
ture causeI lnausela atld the lsickenilng
slnstion retunlint.l for hours.
" 1y misery uas alittost unbearable.
My sleep wlas never soulld and I was
worn out all the time. My condition
was indeed a very deplorable one. I
finally sought treatment in Cincinnati,
but ntothing helped tile onte particle.
1 was on the verge of giving up in
Sdespair when a neighbor pleaded with
m e to try Tanlhc. I obtained a bottle
F of the medicine and began its use.
"I began improving at once and soon
i felt my nervousness and dizziness dis
appearing. Then my headaches left
me and I realized my strength had re
turned. My appetite and digestion im
proved and I am now so much better
In every way. This Tanlac is a won
derful medicine and the only one that
ever really helped Inc. I hope every
poor woman who is suffering as I did
will try it."
Tanlac is sotd by leading druggists
A Sincere Admirer.
t "Do you understand the scientist to
- whose lectures you apparently listen
with so much attention?"
"No," replied Senattor Sorghum. "I
amn interested in hinlli as a Inan who
t mlaks 'II lli lppilud things they calln
not hope to understand. I often feel
[ called upon to atttempt the same thing
[ in my own business."
Freshen a Heavy Skin
With the antiseptic, fascinating Cuti
cura Talcum Powder, an exquisitely
scented convenient, economical face,
skin, baby and dusting powder and
perfume. Renders other perfumes su
perfluons. One of the Cuticura Toilet
Trio (Soap, Ointment, Talcum).-Adv.
An argument between a man and
his wife had been going on for some
time, and at last the woman ex
"I suppose you think I am a per
"None of us, my dear, is perfect,"
came the soft answer.
Important to Mothere
Examine careafully every bottle of
CASTORIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that It
In Use for Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
You may not believe it, but we have
this on creditable authority:
A marine reported the loss of his
"Was there any mark on it," asked
the corporal, "by which you might
"No, I think not," answered the ma
"Well, come to think of it, there was
a name on It?"
"Springfleld."--The Tennessee Tar.
The.'. no loaner the Ilghtest aneed of
feeli ashameod of yor froetloes, uas Othla
--double stregth-Il garauted to remove
these homely spota.
tmply pet san ouneoo of Othln-doeble
troath-frolm roUr drngglst, sad apply a
littleo of it lsiht ad mornlgs anad you
should soon ie that oven the worst tfreekles
have begn to dsapIspoer. whle the lghter
ones have valshed enttirely. It L soldom
that more tham one ounoe Is noedod to oom- -
plstely clear the skIls ad slann a beatitNl
Be sure to ask for the double stregrth
Othle. as this le sold uder guarantoe oI
mose yack it it falls to remove trekles.
Knew What He Wanted.
He is a bright little patron of the
branch library and knows well the
books suitable to his age and grade.
However. the more difficult and un
familiar titles of the high school read
Ing lists for which he is frequently
sent sometimes stump him.
"I want the three mosqulters," he I
announced hurriedly on his last visit. '
"You mean the 'Three Musketeers,' "
said the librarian, noting the list from
which he was reading. 1
"Maybe I do," he agreed protnptly.
Then he chuckled good humoredly.
"Anyhow, they're both good drawers
of blood," he added.
Not in the Wholesale Line.
Anxious Mother-Yes, Mrs. Roxley, '
the fact is that I have three daugh
ters I want to see settled In life. Is
this friend of yours a marrying man?
Mr. Roxley-Not to any great ex
tent. I'm afraid he wouldn't care
about taking more than one of them.
"Your friend the reformer seems to
be enjoying great prosperity these
"He had a stroke of luck."
"What was it?"
"He ran across a very rich person
who had a troubled conscience."
"He's a rare bird."
"What makes you think so?"
"He's a neat paper-hanger."
The man who paddles his own I
emane may some day saml his steam
'A Feeling of Security
You naturally feel secure when you
know that the medicine you are about to
take is absolutely pure and contains no
harmful or habit producing drugs.
Such a medicine is Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, kidney, liver and bllldder remedy.
The same standard of purity, strength
and excellence is maintained in every
bottle of Swamp-Root.
It is scientifically compounded from
It is not a stimulant and is taken is
It is not recommended for everything.
It is natur.'s great helper in relieving
and overcoming kidney, liver and blad
A sworn statement of purity is with
every bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp.
If you need a medicine, you should
have the best. On sale at all drug storei
in bottles of two s;,-, me iium anm. large.
However, if you wih tir-t to try this
great preparation -end tn cents to Dr.
Kilmer & (o.. Binh.nmton, N. Y.. for a
sample bottle. Whenti writing be sure and
mention this paper -Ad.-,
"Y '.i" ilt i ' toe; e!Ir , "the egg
,repri -t', ts ll that is gitntlest in treu
ti'ln-tI'he i-ooingl do e,. the' tuneful
song birds lid thlie statettly swan. Johu
ny, what oither gent'le things are
hatchled fronm eggs?"
"Snake's, lllgi;ators, sparrow hawks
and -eagles," ;,id Jobllly.-Edinburgh
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
Take Aspirin only as told in each
package of genuine Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin. Then you will be following
the directions and dosage worked out
by physicians during 21 years, and
proved safe by millions. Take mo
chances with substitutes. If you we
the Bayer Cross on tablets, you can
take them without fear for Colds.
Headache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism.
Earache, Toothache, Lumbago and
for Pain. Handy tin boxes of twelve
tablets cost few cents. Druggists also
sell larger packages. Aspirin is the
trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of
Monoaceticacidester of Salicylicacld.
Law Was Obeyed.
"I see it was against the old blue
laws to kiss your wife on a Sunday."
"What was the penalty?"
"Dunno. No husband was ever
brought up on charges."-Loulsville
To Be Washed.
"What do you think of the elephant,
Bud?" "Glad I haven't got ears like
The next time
you buy calomel
The sarled and rem led
crlomel tablets that am
mauseales, safe d and
Medicinal wirtues retmim.
ed ad haprived. Sold
As One Raisel
STOMAiCH PANllS OE
"After sufferlng ten long months
with ptomach pains, I have taken
Eatonlc and am now without any pain
whatever. Am as one raised from the
dead," writes A. Pereifleld.
Thousands of stomach sufferers re
port wonderful relief. Their trouble
is too much acidity and gas which
Eatonlec quickly takes up and carries
out, restoring the stomach to a
healthy, active condition. Always car
ry a few Eatonlcs, take one after eat
Ing, food will digest well-you will
feel fine. Big box costs only a trle
with your druggist's guarantee.
Rssaer Colo and
Umea . Ctcry aadFaded
INDERCORNS um. u.
Iounr eta, oD all Wt/m b m auirtl of tIo5
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