Harpooning a Whale
The- method of catching whales In
Southern seas Is vividly described by
oar consul general at Bnenoa Aire®.
Bt nys: "The harpoon used In whal
ing is a deadly weapon of marvelous
Intricacy. It Is shot from a cannon,
jrhlch can be focused with great ra
pidity at any angle from Its pedestal
-on the specially constructed ship. On
penetrating the body of the whale the
point of the harpoon explodes, and Its
•flour books spread out into the flesh,
securely holding the shaft of the har
poon, which ends In a ring carrying a
strong cable. Held by this cable, the
struggling whale tows the boat after
It at a terrific speed until forced by
Its wounds to succumb."
THE BRIGHT SIDE.
There's a bad side,'tis the sad side—
Never mind it.
There's a bright side, *t» the right
to find it
Pessimism's but a screen
Thrust the light and you between.
But the sun shines bright, I ween,
Just behind it.
Backsliding, indeed! 1 can tell
you on the ways most of us go, the
(aster we slide back the better.
Slide back into the cradle if going
on is into the grave—back, I tell
you, back—out of your long faces
and into your long clothes. It is
among children only and as children
only that you will find medicine for
your healing and true wisdom for
Beards and Trousers In France.
In France it is permissible for wo
men to wear male attire provided that
they are bearded. This information
baa been given to an inquirer at the
prefecture of police.
"But when was the last application
•f this kind made?" the official who
gave the information was asked.
"Not in my lifetime." was the an
pwer. "But the rule holds still, it
was one of the regulations of«the pre
fecture. Any woman who can grow a
beard has the right to wear the cu
It seems that the regulation dates
back to the reign of terror.—New York
A Peculiar Wind.
AH tourists through the Alpine re
gions have heard of the foehn wind,
the many manifestations of which are
most mysterious. The snow and ice
of the mountains disappear in a few
hours under its action, and many per
sons experience a sickness of a pecul
iar character while the foehn wind is
on. In some parts of the Alps the
wood of the houses is dried out so
thoroughly that it is like tinder, and
at times, when this is at all prolonged,
It is necessary to prohibit the use of
fires within the houses. While this
precaution is not usually necessary, it
Is quite common to see a fire patrol
making a tour of the town as an extra
In spite of the fact, which Is well
known, that the sea has receded since
ancient times, the strategical position
of the ancient pass of Thermopylae is
still immensely strong. The alterna
tive route by Deleghi, which crosses
the hills a mile and a half north of the
springs by well engineered zigzags, is
equally capable of defense and leads
Into a country of a most difficult char
acter. Either pass might be held in
definitely by 5,000 men. The coast
road Is absolutely commanded from
the heights, so that a comparatively
small force would render it Impassa
ble, while the flat lowland lying near
the sea is marshy and intersected by
A MORNING PRAYER.
The day returns and brings us
die petty round of irritating con
cerns and duties. Help us to play
the man, help us to perform them
with laughter and kind faces, let
cheerfulness abound with industry,
give us to go blithely on our way
all this day, bring us to our resting
beds weary and content and undis
honored, and grant us in the end
the gift of sleep. Amen.—Robert
According to Contract.
A man who was very miserly hoard
ed up his stacks of hay year after year
In the hope of making double the price
he was offered for them. A well known
hay and straw buyer in the district
one day asked the price of a stack.
An enormous price was asked, which
the buyer accepted.
"How about the terms of settle
ment?' asked the old miser.
"Well, you see," said the buyer, "my
terms are to settle when I fetch the
last load away."
"That's a bargain," said the miser,
slapping tiie other's hand. The old
ehap watched every load go away ex
cept the last and. that the bnyer never
did fetch away.—London Standard.
I Tti* Qlad Hiss.
Among tbe BaSntoft nnd also irltfrtbe
of I!* N'w Hebrides liittaiiiifr
.L or «rpi«iun-. -i
For sale cheap. See John Fetaon.
Great BulUlo* Fall.
when its! foundation is undermined, and
if the foundation of health—good diges
tion—is attacked, quick collapse follows.
On the first signs of indigestion, Or.
King's New Life Pills should be taken
to tone the stomach and regulate the
liver, kidneys and' bowels. Pleasant,
easy, safe and only 23c at The City
The Youth's Companion for 1913.
The Youth's Companion appeals to
every interest in family life, from house
keeping to atheletics. It begins with
stories of youthful vim and vigor, with
articles which disclose the secrets of
successful play in the great games, with
charming tales of life at the girls col
leges. But The Companion does not
surrender these readers when they enter
ed the more serious paths of life.
Mothers will welcome the page for little
children and the weekly doctor's article.
Fathers will find the important news of
the day as it is, and not as it is rumored
to be The entire household will ap
preciate the sketches which touch gently
on common foibles or caricature eccent
ricity. In short, for less than four cents
a week The Companion brings into the
home clean entertainment, pure inspir
ation, find ideals, increase of knowledge.
Names rarely seen in tables of contents
will be found in The Companion's An
nouncement for 1913, which will be sent
upon request—with samples of the paper,
to those not familier with it.
Every new subscriber for 1913 will re
ceive free all the issues for the remain
ing weeks "of 1912 also, free, The Com
panion Window Transparency and Cal
ender for 1913, in rich, translucent colors
—the'most beautiful of all Companion
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Needles, Parts and Supplies for both
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*1 iA* 'a
fei Be Sure to Attend the
at Minneapolis Armory and Annex
Kenwood Boulevard and Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn.
Nov. 12 to 23 inclusive
A complete Exhibit of the "Prosperity Stats
of America" Minnesota, North Dakota.
South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington,
Oregon. See the elaborate displays which
haye been assembled during this season ot
Look especially for the Northern Pacific
exhibit, occupying entire south end of the
Annex, marked by our electric trade mard.
Ask for copy of Lini Show an 1 Development Con
gress folder and full information.
C. VV. SHUMAKER, Agent. Pembina, X". D.
A. M. CLELAXD, Gen. Pass. Agt., St. Paul, Minn.
Northern Pacific Ry
More Economical than
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and MUCH BETTER
Because Calumet Baking Powder is more
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It requires less hence goes further.
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it will give you mora real satisfaction than any baking pow
der you have ever used—ask your grocer.
rr*e—large handsome recipe book, illustrated in colon.
Send 4c and slip found in pound can.
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December 1st to 31st inc.
From points in Minnesota and North Dakota, to points in Wis
consiii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Michigan,
New York, Obio, Pennsylvania. NOW is the time to visit the
old home. Go and stay for the holidays. Tickets bear final
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From Eg" PEMBINA
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Call on C. W. SHUMAKER, Agent
Northern Pacific Railway
A* M. CIELANP^ General Passenger Agent, St Paul.
A Distinction With a Difference
T7"OU may not always get what you pay for.
If It takes a good judge of values to do that,
but if there is one sure rule in business it
is—you pay for all you get. You may not be
able to see the difference between engines of
similar appearance at different prices, ,but if
you buy from a reputable firm you may be sure
the difference in quality is there.
IH Oil and Gasoline Engines
cost more than some others because they are
more carefully made, and more thoroughly
tested. Skillful designing, better material,
better workmanship, more careful assembling,
and more thorough testing, tell in the long
run. Given equal care an I engine costs
less per year of service than any other engine
you can buy. If an I engine is given all
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I engines are made in every style—
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Kerosene-gasoline tractors, 12, 15, 20, 25 and
The I local dealer will give you cata-
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IHC Sarvfe* Bureau
The purpose of this Bureau is to furnish, free
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Sf1 ftp."to IHC Service Bureau, Harvester
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12 GAUGE, MODEL 1911
This new Winchester has all the good points
of other recoil operated shotguns and many distinct
ive features and improvements besides. Among them are
Nickel steel construction, which gives surpassing strength and^
safety and a reloading system that will
handle all safe loads without readjustment.
Loot one over at your dealer 'J or send to the Winchester Repeat'
tng Arms Co.. Nem Haven. Conn., tor a descriptive circular.
IT WORKS WMIt WITH ALL LOADS.
Thar cut get too clow
for tlw HraUagtoo Cuba.
^ec*a^ 9r"tem o' ,wdd®g gives at 25 yk
a itandard dieU at 40 yds. and with greater
Tty them oa a paper taqet widi year old dadt «bb.
Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartrid
aw nnmlway .•'
When they're apt to
gel up close, stip a
and make your choke bore
gun good in bniih or thicket.
I Anow and Nhro dub sted fined
Kattenoad wot shells open up your pattern to evenly that
your bird can neither get too much nor loo fitd&
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