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JOHN A. CORBETT, Publisher. W I I S O N N Queer Foods of New York Epicure*. History tells us that Confucius liked •harks' fins and sea slugs and birds' nests. Well and good. If a man with an intellect like that of the great Chi nese philosopher found these, to us, unusual foods, palatable, they must be worth trying. Then there are the pre served grape leaves, the pickled •quash, and the dried okra of the Sy rians. These people of the orient were civilized long before America was •ven thought of being discovered, so there Is no reason, argues the epicure, why their knowledge and choice of foods should not be well worth inves tigating. The other countries have their special delicacies which, If they are sought out, appeal to the univer sal taste and form an agreeable and Inexpensive addition to the daily menu of the average mortal who must eat Bear steak from the west, kangaroo fells pickled, which come from Aus tralia preserved goldfish from the Nile canned abalone from California and dried goose from Sweden are only a few of the queer foods kept for sale in the New Tork markets and sold In quantities every day. Until recent ly, says Harriet Quimby in Leslie's Weekly, people who relished snails were regarded with sentiments which savored of disgust, but that notion has changed, and at the present time that delicacy can be procured In almost any of the first-class hotels and cafes in New Tork. In order to meet the (rowing demand, one of the largest caterers in the city imports 25,000 snails every week from Brittany, where the best snails ate grown. The Alhambra Crumbling. Since more and more American tourists visit Spain each year, the news that the Alhambra, (he Mecca of all pilgrims to that country, is in greater danger of total destruction than ever before will arouse wide spread interest in this country. The government contributes 45,000 pesetas a year for its preservation, but that sum has proved quite inadequate for present urgent needs, and one cannot help wishing therefore, that some wealthy American art patron migLt immortalize himself by coming to the rescue. That the Alhambra has sur vived to this day is in itself a marvel. During its five centuries of existence it has been subjected to severe trials. Shattered, at one time, by an explo sion, and shaken by earthquakes, it has at other times sunk so low as to be a habitation of smugglers, and even a stable for French army horses. The present danger, explains the New York Post, lies in the fact that the foundations are being undermined by water from the old ruined conduits. Not only are the government appro priations insufficient to meet this con dition, but the situation is Compli cated by a quarrel among the three directors. This has resulted in the resignation, after 35 years of service of the eminent expert in oriental arch itecture, Senor Contreras. He has restored many of the tiles, as well as the figures and colors and the other mural decorations, thus giving a fair idea of what the Moorish palace was In the days of its glory. Misuse of the Telephone. Calling a husband up maliciously on the telephone, day and night, has been ruled in Masachusetts not to be an actionable misdemeanor in' a wife. The Judge added, however, by way of gratuitous observation, this: "I think that one having a telephone in his house could enjoin a person from con tinuously ringing him up day and night upon unimportant matters which he had no right to do, to the loss of sleep and rest to the occupant and to his great annoyance." With new methods of communication come new subjects for lawyers and the rest of us to discuss. Take rural free deliv ery, for instance. With the telephone, says Collier's, this is changing the most important aspects of country life. Some persons oppose it because, among other reasons, it costs money. Such persons would probably oppose the mail service if it were a newer question. The rural free delivery, like every means of intercourse, will not be set back, but rather be a larger fac tor constantly in our civilization. Mr. Olmsted, the great landscape gardenei who did so much to ruralize the cities, said that a still more Important duty was to urbanize the country, making it more attractive and more nourish ing to the mind than the tenements of a slum. "Silent" Smith, who has just been married, was a great catch from the standpoint of most women. Aside from possessing about $43,000,000, he has the reputation of being able to sit and listen for hours without saying a word. Sir James Crichton-Browne says that the rapid locomotion supplied by automobiles, blinds its victim to na tural beauty." The impression here was that it tosses them higher than that "Any advice for sale, Larry? Cheap? Then come along with me, for I am in a dickens of a fix!" cried Ross Court ney, collaring his chum and leading him off per force to the boarding house he called home. "It's a case of excesB baggage," he continued, as the two went up the broad stairs two steps at a jump. "You see, Percy Miles and I hap pened into the railroad office where they were auctioning off old, uncalled for luggage, and just for fun each of us bid in a trunk. I selected a small, mannish looking one, and, here we are! Come and view the burden of my woes." He led the way into a pleasant room, pointed solemnly at a little leather covered trunk in the middle o" the floor, threw himself lazily upon a couch, and exclaimed: "Open the confounded thing! It's full of a woman's stuff. Percy got a fine overcoat in his, and some new ties and things. But what can this unincumbered man do with that tog gery?" "Keep it till you're married," sug gasted Larry. "Married! The girl I'd marry wouldn't touch second-hand clothes! Besides, I daren't keep it here. Mrs. Landlady is too curious. No I'll just dump it in the lake some dark night and make a mystery for the police." "And incidentally get yourself into more trouble. But why such cruel waste? These things cost money— lots of it. I imagine—and you paid a dot In the bargain. Suppose you give it to some grown-up orphan asylum, or—no, I say, Ross, go through it systematically and find out the owner's name and address—it is surely on something—then write to her, offering to sell the whole thing back for a trifle." "Good! Do an act of charity and turn an honest penny by it! Scotch you surely are! But there's the din ner gong! Won't you go down with me?" "No had mine. I'll stay here and rummage for you, if you like." "Wish you would. Only lock Mrs. McGaffey out." Courtney disappeared, the door was bolted, and Larry turned back to the battered little trunk with a look of pity on his handsome face. Had it been lost in one of the awful catas trophes he had read about its owner killed anA her body, like the baggage, unidentified? How else would a val uable trunk remain unclaimed? They were girlish things dainty veils, rib bons, ginghams* silks and '.piles of snowy linen. He lingered over a pair of half-worn slipped, thinking-of Cin derella and her prince. "But not the sign of a clew!" he murmured. "Perhaps there are let ters in thi" box." Its catch was bent he wrenched it open, and out flew—his photograph! He sat down plump upon a lace hat and stared. On the back of it were his initials in his own handwrit ing, and a date he had put upon but one photograph. Beneath the picture were all the letters and scraps of notes he had ever sent Nell Burr also some comical pencil sketches he had made of one never-to-be-forgotten pic nicing day, and some little trinkets he had given her. Only one bit of paper bore other handwriting than his own. Unfolding it, he read: "O to call back the days that are not! Mine eyes were blinded, your words were few. Will you know the truth this side #f Heaven? Larry! Larry! Tender and true!" He bent his head upon the brown trunk and groaned aloud "And now you are dead, dead! Oh, Nell!" How the old love song 'Douglas, Douglas, tender and true" brought back the happy days they had spent together! And now its revised words revealed her heart and showed him how* sadly he had misunderstood her. And she was dead, dead! Courtney's heavy tread on the stair aroused him from stupor to quick ac tion. The photo and letters were crammed back into the little box, which he hastily hid under his shape less old Panama then, unlocking the door, he met his old friend with a stolid sort of a smile, exclaiming: "You're right! There's not a thing in it to tell whose it is. But I tell you what— Sell it to me to give to that poor little cousin of mine who is working her way through normal school." "Bless your benevolent old boots! But surely there's a clew somewhere in it! It would be so romantic to hunt her up. She's young, and I'll bet she's pretty, judging by all this flummery. Let me take a whirl at it!" and the jolly fellow threw open the Ud with a bang that struck a chill to Larry's heart. Filled with terror lest Ross should find her name and address upon some thing, he hovered over, watching the ruthless handling of the precious gar ments, and listening dumbly to his abominable comments. It was joking ever her coffin to the tortured Larry. Sut he had sufficient presence of mind to cram the box into his pocket while Ross investigated the bottom of the trunk. Fortunately no full name coupled with an addresscould be found, so at last Larry succeeded in wheed ling the owner out of his "bargain." piiataiiiiiiuiiiiiuiiiuuiiitiuiuiiuitiiiuiiiyui Love Letters at Auction Late that night the two, stealthy as By Lee McCrae *. burglars, carried the trunk out of Mrs. McGaffey's domain, up the street, and into the Cowan home. "Don't breathe only every other time," whispered Larry. "I don't want the folks to know—that is, until to morrow. Here! Let's put it under this old covered table." All night he tossed upon his bed, upbraiding himself for the days that were gone and mourning bitterly for the girl he loved. About midnight it suddenly occurred to him that the at tic was the only safe'place for the trunk. His sisters delighted in "clean ing up his den" the moment he left home. It was no easy task, but he suc ceeded in getting it up the steep stairs and stored away among the dusty boxes and barrels. On descending he found the whble house in an uproar. Burglars! Everyone, even to the sleepy Bridget had heard them, and there was wild running to and fro. Yes, he, too, had heard a noise and was looking in the stairway, he ex plained, brushing suspicious cob web from his mustache. It took fully an hour or more to quiet his mother and sisters and to this day they in clude that night among the family scares. The next day, with the announce ment that he had business in the city, Larry took a hasty departure. Any thing was better than this horrible uncertainty. He must know whether Nell Burr was living or dead. Arriving at his destination, he walked quickly to a familiar house in the suburbs, rang the bell, and in quired in as matter-of-fact a way for Miss Burr as if it had been two days instead of two years sime he had stood there. But there was no trace of surprise on the maid's face. She simply said: "Come in. But she may not be able to see you." Presently she glided into the room, a mere wisp of a girl, with flushed cheeks and a look of Intense surprise on her face. Her hand trembled as he clasped them and her voice was unsteady as she greeted him and added: "Pardon my limpness. I am just convalescing from a severe illness— an accident, rather. You heard I was caught in a hotel fire? Yes. I owe my life to a fireman. See my scar?" and she pushed back the soft hair upon her forehead. He questioned her about the acci dent until she finally said "I lost everything I had taken with me for my trunk was left at the station, the check lost with my pocketbook. None of us thought of it until I was out of danger, and now we can get no trace of it. You see, I have been ill for months from the shoek. But there was nothing of much value in the trunk, only clothing and some—some keepsakes." For one delicious moment he watch ed the flush deepen on her cheeks then, losing all interest in the bat tered trunk, he plunged into the theme that had brought him there, the fool ish misunderstanding of two summers ago. He plead manfully, taking all the blame upon himself, never hint ing of the bit of paper that lent such courage to his wooing. It was only when their baggage caught up with them on the wedding tour that she first saw the little brown trunk. To get even, she cried, teasingly: "Poor Larry! How cheap you must have felt to have bid in your own love letters at auction!" (Copyright, 1906, by Daily Story Pub. Co.). SANITATION IN THE HOU3E. Some Things the Country Resident Should Bear in Mind. The general problem of good water and safe sewage appeals to every owner of a country house, says a writer in the Atlantic. The best soil for these purposes is a sandy one, and wherever a rocky or tslayey soil gives possibility of a fissure which might connect water and drainage, ex pert examination should be called in. The individual plant for sewage idis posal may often be a well and a cess pool, the cesspool, once a bogy to sanitation, being now justified by the septic tank and the sand filter, both of which principles are employed in its construction. Two points must be recognized here. Such a covering of the well that the grave danger of sur face pollution may be avoided, for it is most essential that no pollution should be washed through covering boards. Also the direction of drain age, which is generally toward' the nearest water course, must be such that the water'supply may be below the poinl of the sewage disposal. With these simple precautions of soil, cov ering of well and proper location of water and drainage, the isolated coun try house owner may feel secure. Blind Pastor's Good Work. By the death of the Rev. Dr. Mathe son, late of St. Bernard's, Edinburgh, a unique personality disappears from the Scottish pulpit. For the greater part of his life, Dr. Matheson was blind, yet this great physical handicap seemed to be no impediment to the performance of the onerous duties at taching to the ministry of a large city parish^ 0I9FIQURKD WITH ECZEMA. Brushed Scales from Face Like Pow der—Under Physicians Grew Worse —Cuticura Works Wonders. '1 suffered with eczema six months. I had tried three doctors, but did not get any better. It was on my body and on my feet so thick that I could hardly put a pin on me without touch ing eczema. My face was covered, my eyebrows came out, and then it got in my eye. I then went to anoth er doctor. He asked me what I vras taking for It, and I told him Cuticura. He said that was a very good thing, but that he thought my face would be marked for life. But Cuticura did Its work, and my face Is now Just as clear as It ever was. I told all my friends about my remarkable cure. I feel so thankful I want ev erybody far and wide to know what Cuticura can do. It Is a sure cure for eczema. Mrs. Emma White, 641 Cherrier Place, Camden, N. J., April 25, 1905." LITTLE THINGS AND BIQ. Differentiate Between the Essentlsl .and the Non-Essentlsi. Little things are often of great im portance, but when they are so they are not little. The pinion of a watch wheel, for example, in one sense is little, In another sense it Is not so at all for when It Is not perfectly ad justed, the watch Is worthless for time keeping. It is not size that makes a thing little or great, but Its relation to the end for which a number of things are combined. If a thing Is essential It Is Important. Because so many of the people who are always preaching the Importance of little things fail to discriminate between the little and the non-essential, they often make a wretched mess of the management of their own and other people's affairs. Theoretically, if every factor that con tributes to a result is perfect* the re sult will be perfect but practically, for want of time, strength and oppor tunity, the efficient man is compelled to neglect some things for the sake of others and, in order to do this and yet secure the main end, he has to discriminate between the essential and the non-essential. The one who Is thoroughly imbued with the false doc trine of the importance of little things, spends his strength without discrim ination,. and usually succeeds in miss ing the main chance.—The Watchman. COPPER SAFE FROM LIGHTNING. Belief Firmly Held in Many Parts of the Country. "This matter of superstitions is a queer thing," said the man as he care fully avoided walking under a ladder, for even those of us who are skeptics have at least one superstitious failing, and mine Is walking under ladders. "In the country this summer 1 met a new one, which was firmly believed in by several farmers, and that was that a thunder storm never passed over a copper mine or copper vein. The old fellow who told me about it pointed out again and again that Al though black clouds might roll up and lightning flash, the storm always went around a certain spot in his farm. "Such actions on the part of a thun der storm could mean but one thing, he said—that there was a copper vein there. So sure was he of it, that he was putting by a little each year to have the spot investigated to see If there was copper enough In It to work." More Than 8ociety Butterflies. These are the days when women of national celebrity vie with each other in housewifely accomplishments. Mrs. Philander C. Knox has just dis patched to Mrs. Roosevelt a firkin of butter, made with her own hands, at the Valley Forge farm. Mrs. Roose velt has sent delicious brandied cher ries to her intimates, and to the Epis copal Home for Old People in Wash ington. Mrs, Bonaparte, wife of the secretary of the navy, has preserved some toothsome mangoes. NO DAWDLING. A Man of 70 After Finding Coffee Hurt Him, Stopped Short. When a man has lived to be 70 years old with a 40-year-old habit grown to him like a knot on a tree, chances are he'll stick to the habit till he dies. But occasionally the spirit of youth and determination remains in some men to the last day of their lives. When such men do find any habit of life has been doing them harm, they surprise the Oslerites by a degree of will power that is supposed to belong to men under 40 only. "I had been a user of colee until three years ago—a period of 40 years —and am now 70," writes a N. Dak. man. "I was extremely nervous and debilitated, and saw plainly that I must make a change. "I am thankful to say I had the nerve to quit coffee at once and take on Postum without any dawdling, and experienced no ill effects. On the con trary, I commenced to gain, losing my nervousness within two months, also gaining strength and health otherwise, "For a man of my age, I am very well and hearty. I sometimes meet persons who have not made their Postum right and don't like it. But I tell them to boil it long enough, and vail their attention to my looks now, and before I used it, that seems con vincing. "Now, when I have writing tb do, or long columns of figures to cast up, I feel equal to It and can get through my work without the fagged out feel ing of old." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the book, "The Road to Wellville," In pkgs. "There's a reason." THE OLD-MONK-CURB Treasures for the Louvre. Attention is called by the Travelers' Gazette to recent acquisitions by the Louvre, notably of a life size bust In chalk, primitively colored, of the her mit king of the eighteenth dynasty, Akhoumalon, or Amenophis IV., one of the strangest figures in the long line of the Pharaohs. The bust Is a Adopt American Ideas.. The Russian military authorities are considering the adoption of khaki uniforms, the czar having been espe cially interested in one recently worn by an American army representative at St. Petersburg. The military au thorities are also considering Ameri can accoutrements, including web car tridge belts and cavalry saddles, with a view to their adoption. A. N. K.—G (1906—42) 2148. [WofldsB Sold by Loading Dealers Everywhere Iof men's, STIFFNESS, STITCHES, LAMENESS, ORAMP. TWISTS AND TWITOHES, ALL DEOAMP WHEN YOU APPLY ST. JACOBS OIL How to Save DOLLARS in Cooking and Heating It has cost many stove users HUNDREDS OP WASTED DOLLARS to find this out. 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