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Vi'l Open Up Immtma Area of Fr
Homestead Land.
Thn railway facilities of Western
Canada have been taxed to thu ut
termost . In recent yeara to transfer
the surplus grain crop to tli eastern
markets and tho seaboard. The large
t nil in of settlers and tlio additional
area put under crop liavo added large
ly to tlio gruin product, and notwith
standing the Increased railway facil
ities tliat have been placed at ihn dls
jiokuI of the public, tlio question of
transportation bus proved to bu a so
rlouB one.
It will, therefore, bo pood news to
everyone Interested In Western t'ati
mla to know liml nn nutlioritatlvo
Htatement has been given out by C.
M. Hays, president of the (Irarid
Trunk I'acllle Kailway, (bat that rail
way will do its nil. ire towards moving
tun crop of l"o" fnitii Auioru, Has
kuirliewun and Manitoba to 1 1 I - water,
anil thus assist In removing a s'-rems
iihstuelo which has face. I tin- settlors
during recent years. Mr. liavi, who
lias just roiupleted a trip fr.mi Tort
us la Trail le to Kdinonton l!i a pril
lie ni'bi.iuier, a distance of ", '.' 1 1 : 1 1 B.
whic h was covered In i:lit"ti iUys,
Is enthusiastic about the country.
This will be gratifying to i . iM'T In
the Canadian West, even If Mr. Maya
declines to be b'uind to a time limit
with the exactitude of a r.'op watch.
The Grand Trunk 1'acllic road will be
In a position to take part In the trans
portation of the crop of T.07. and that
will be satisfactory to the s-i;lors In
that country when tlio harvest U gar
nered. Thn wheat crop of 1 r0H In Western
Canada was about 90,0(10, noil bushels,
and. with the Increased acreage which
In cnnlldently expected to he put tin.
der crop next year, It Is safely calcu
laled that fully l.OOO.OuO bushels will
tie harvested In 1007. The necessity
for Increased transportation facilities
nre, therefore, appatent, and the state
ment made by Mr. Hays will bring en
couragement to the farmers of the
Cnnadlan West, new and old The
opening up of additional thousands of
free homesteads 1h thus assured by
be ngent of the Canadian Govern
ment, wIioho address appears elso
Hae Seen Much of Life.
John Avery Mcllhenny. recently
nominated a civil service commls
Bloner. though only ;! yours old, ha
ul two girdles round about the earth,
tins killed big game In Africa and hae
fought In a real (though small I war.
Ilesldes being a former rough rider,
he Is one of the richest men In Louisi
ana Ills pepper farm on Avery Island,
Iberia parish, Is famous, and so Is the
huso factory In which h makes pep
per sauce Two yeurs ago the Mell
liennys entertained tho president'!
older daughter, now Mrs. Longworth,
In their New Orleans homo at carni
val timo and last year the president
himself was their guest.
The extraordinary popularity of fins
white goods this summer m ikes tin
choice of Starch a matter of groat Im
portance. Defiance Starch, being fret
from ull Injurious chemicals, is the
only one which Is safe to use on line
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiff
oner makes half the usual quantity at
Starch neceRsury, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
Sixty Years a Lamplighter.
Timothy Uol.lni, -.ho has died nt
Yarmouth, Kntland. at the ago of K2
years, had been in the service of the
local gas company moro than (10 years,
and before that, as a youth, was em
ployed to light the street oil lamp!
with a flint and steel
Old Adage Corroborated.
Corroboration of the old saying ihal
"the way to a man's heart Is through
his stomuch" is found In an Hem
which announces that a western mil
Uuuuire la going to marry his cook.
Or Rheumatism Calls for Dr. William!'
Pink Pills If You Would Be
Easily Cured.
Mr. Frank Little, a w 11 known cltl
icn of Portland, Ionia Co., Mich., was
cured of a severe caso of rheumatism
by L)r. Williams' Tmk Tills, la speak
ing about It recently, ho said: "Mjr
body was run down and in no condi
tion to withstand discaso and about
live years ago I began to feel rheu
matic pains lu my anus and across
my back. My arms and legs grew
ouuib und tho rbeuuiutlhin seemed to
eettlo in every Joint so that I could
liurdly move, whllo my arms were
useless at times. I was unable to
sleep or rest well mid my heart pain
ed ine so terribly I could hardly stand
It, My stomach became sour and
bloated after eallng and this grew
eo bad that I bad Inflammation of
the Btomach. I was extremely nerv
ous and could not bear tho least
noise or excitement One whole side
of my body becamo paralyzed.
"As I said before, I had been suff
ering about five years and seemed to
lie ablo to get no relief from my
doctors, when a friend hero lu Port
land told me how Dr. Williams' Piuk
Pills had cured iilm of neuralgia In
tho face, even after tho pain had
lrawu It to one side. I decided to
try tho pills and began to squ some
Improvement soon after using them.
This encouraged me to keep on until
I was entirely cured. I have never
had a return of the rheumatism or of
tbe paralysis.
The pill! are for sole by all drug
Crista or sent, postpaid, on receipt of
Srlce, 60 cents per box, six boxes
(2.50, by the Dr. Williams Mediclna
Company, Schenectady, N. T.
Copyright, 1:, by
I found Von Mludcn on ilAt humid,
sultry night -the 21st of June pac
ing the floor of Ills observatory, n
huge box like room that reared Itself
on steel legs far above bis house, tie
was In a suppressed state oi excite
ment, whhh he attempted to conceal
as 1 entered.
"It's no use," I sail to him, "i
cannot w.uk to-night. And. anyway.
I in going to the stiiktrs' mooting
I want .Mm to come along, If yo.i
can "
11" sprang lo his feet and opened
the window. "Look! Put your hand
oui here!' lie exclaimed. I did so.
Winn I diew It In. It was sprinkled
With, a few sin. ill spicks of what re
l-i tnt'leil Sofl coal soot.
"Hub your bands together." said
Vim Mlnili n. "Now look at them "
W'lieie I h.nl rulibi d and when.' each
i-(' k bad been there was a small
gie.i -y sun ar ol a bright red color.
1 via need up at him, Inquiringly.
' W lial an-tie si-'.' " 1 n.-.ked. He laughed
a sii;mge hoigh,
"Those," be responded, "are the
genus of lunacy. That's all." lie
laughed again. I looked at him anx
iously. I i bought bis "ilnd was wan
ileiiiig under the tenilic heat. I
glut. cod involuntarily out of tb"
window It bad become dark singu
larly early for the "1st day of June.
The moon ;ls high in the heavens.
As 1 glanced at It I leaped from my
' Vim Minden," I cried aloud, "look
It that!"
Von Mlii'len sprang to the window
The moon was full and large ami
tifl as lire. Thai was not nil. Tlio
whole town seemed to 1 n lire.
A thick hare bad nettled down upon
Iho housetops, ami. like the moon,
Hie bne ufa rod as Hume.
Vim Miiiil'-n siood with outstretch
ed nun. "U s come!" lie exclaimed.
"The great epidemic of lunacy has
come." He pointed far nut Into the
space beyond.
The strikers met that night In nn
old. nliiiniloneil skating link a lnrge.
rambling wooden structure. It was
flll"i to overflowing. A loud voiced,
rcd-lnced demagogue stood 111 the ros
trum, surrounded by un excited ma.-s
of humanity. Wo were lateVon
Mludcn and myself. The speaker hud
bad lime to rouse his hearers to n
pitch of fury.
"It's n good time," be cried, "a good
thing to he hero, restln' easy an'
Millet. What the h d ye mean by It?
D ye know what s happciiln' up town
Anil the Men Went with Him.
whiles we're swelterln' clown here,
you white-livered hounds? 1 ye know
that McDavltt. the oppressor Mo
Davit t . that calls himself y.uir boss
tin' mine d'yu know that McDavltt
holds open house to-night for the silk
slockln' crowd, whiles you an' mo In
starvln' nn' cbokln'? His house Is
uhlnzo wit' light nine Is Howlti' like
water. The sky Is rnlnln' blood to
night!" he cried. "Let those stay
who will. I'm goln' to McDavltt's
bull. Who'll coino whero Mullen
leads the way?"
He leaped to the floor nnd plunged
through tho crowd and out of the
door, a wild cheer greeting him as he
went. And Hie men went with him,
pulling guns and knives from their
pockets, picking up stones and
staves as they went along, with Mul
len at their head. Wo followed them.
McDavltt's was nblnzo with lights
but not for long. As wo approached
the bouse. It suddenly became dark.
Some one produced a torch and
fired the house, filled as it was with
horror-stricken guests. Tho flames
spread, curling tip on all sides.
Suddenly the clanging of many bells
was heard niton the night nlr. Von
Minden und I looked In tho direc
tion from whence tho Bound came.
II was help! Half a dozen horseless
tire engines were charging down tho
bill. They drew up on the outsklrt
of the crowd. The water-butt wni
neur where Von Minden nnd I stood
the crowd hud forgotten It. Now
they surged around It, and wo were
Tho firemen tried to get their ma
chines through thn throng. "Ict us
through!" they cried. "No!" yelled
the crowd.
At tho water-butt near which I
stood, one of the crowd, a burly fel
low, was waving a crowbnr round and
round Vlt head. The firemen with
their hose tried to get near, but fine
.los, pll I!. llOWli'S. I
land again he beat them off. I watched
I him.
I don't know what happened. Every
I ililng was red before my eyes. I was
I conscious only that something fell
viih a Hind to the ground something
'hut the crowd trampled under foot,
I mil that the firemen were attaching
j '.be hose and that I had done It.
I Mlood' lilood!" 1 cried In a
! wild fnnzv breaking away from tho
crowd and running up tbe street,
, "niiw.d!"
! As 1 ran h great number of police
ollleeis passed me, on their wav to
the riot. Their eyes were wild and
j 1 siaggi i i ll on until I reached Von
' Miielen s hou ,e. He h.nl got there,
iielore nie
"Vim .Minden!" 1 cried, beating
the door fianlienlly.
He came out, and I Started back In
surprise. Von Minden It was. but hi"
was completely incased, from the
waist up. In a metal cylinder that
surrounded his body. It was full of
holes and emitted a white vapor ihut
almost eompletely enveloped llllll.
lie laughed. "Sleiim"' be cried.
' It s tl lily thing the only anti
dote for the madness. Wall!" lie
opened n small valve, and out caino
a flood of steam. Instantly the blool
left my brain. For the first, lime
lu hours I felt like n rational being.
Then be piodiiced another portable
generator and attached It to my per
son "We must go. Anson," lie explained,
"in the cause of humanity."
Wo then proceeded to the two
lending newspaper nlllees and dictated
notices lor their bulletin", directing
everybody to keep their windows
shut, to keep indoors, and to keep
their kettles steaming Von Minden
and mw'll as we went through the
streets, cried: "Steuin! Steam!" lo
all whom we met.
The sun rose the next mornfcig as
red a sun a.- last night's moon had
been and wherever shone the sun
that day. It shone down upon ruin and
disaster. The whole world woke to
find Itself gone mail.
The next day every state In the
union was clamoring for one man
Von Minden the federal government
most of all. A special session of
congress was culled. Committees had
experimented with Von Mlndens
steam generators. They sent for me
chanics and engineers from every
stale, und called Von Minden In. In
side of 48 hours Von Mlndens ap
paratus was being inainilactured and
distributed all over the country.
In a week, however, the ofliclals
and Von Minden with them began to
wake iqi to the fact that, whll- steam
was the great remedy. It was n rem
edy that the masses didn't want. To
them madness was Intoxication
they preferred It to sanity.
Il was Independence ,av, July Ph.
that the irlsis came. Oa that day.
from every town and city in the
Pulled Siaies. by prearrnngement.
men by thousands and tens of thou
sands, started out, mad as they were,
yet with semblance of order, bound
l. r one common destination
They were bound for Washington.
They had become anarchists. They
had determined to wipe out the
Pulled Stales government th presi
dent, congress, and every depart
ment. On July 1.'. that fateful day. I
stood wllh Von Minden on top of th"
Washington monument.
The mob bud surrounded the cltv.
The entire government had left It.
nnd was speeding west by separate
j At a preconcerted signal thn mob
I entered Nothing could have kept
(hem out. and no attempt was made
j to do so. Von Minden sat nt my
side with his linger on a button. H
j was ready at nn Instant's notlco to
loose upon the mass of humanity pow
erful Jets of steam that would either
kill or cure. For awhile there v.u,s
no disorder. The great urmy entered,
rank upon rank, nnd filled every
street and every park. They were
there to destroy, but to destroy when
Iho time eiiine. Suddenly we heard
murmurs something was wrong.
Then a wild yell of rage, growing
stronger ns the time went on. burst
from tho throats of a million men.
They had been thwarted,
At that moment Von Minden pressed
the button. I looked out. Nothing
happened. Something was wrong.
"lxiok. look!" I cried. "Ilelow!"
It Is quite unnecessary for me to
describe It. Tbe nuisB of citizens be
low, in Its frenzy nnd disappointment,
had become uncontrollable they had
become wild of rnge, they threw
themselves, not upon the city, not
against tho public buildings, bill upon
one another. All day long that fierce
buttle ruged within tho Streets of
the city.
Von Minden covered his eyes with
his hands. "My God," ho moaned.
We threw ourselves upon the floor,
nauseated at the sight a sight of
which tho world hud never seen the
like. Thou suddenly the madnesi
seized on us. "The end of the world,"
cried Von Minden, leaping to his feet,
Tho blood surged Into my head.
"Hurrah!" 1 exclaimed In a dollrlum
of frenzy. "The end of tho world!
Lot us die now!"
Wo laughed again In unlaon, and
muttered incoherent things.
Then with a wild films of head and
arms ho slung himself away from the
parapet and into the ipaco bojind
In Dresden and
Many Are Cheap, But the Real Lover
of Pretty Things May Decide
to Make Some for
Seldom lias there been such n" va
ried array of dainty and Inexpensive
ribbon novelties as are presented this
In many cases It will not repay tho
needle woman to make ihein. for they
ire a I ti ii i-1 as ohi np us she could
fashion Ihetu at home. On the other
hand, there are others which she de
sires to make as examples of her
iieedleci aft and because she wants to
give them u more personal touch.
While vailed Hlyles of ribbon nre
employed there Is a particular liking
fur Dresden ribbons In rather large,
i plushy lloi nls. and with a colored
sailn (ilge. which are very frequently
combined with a plain color.
There Is u certain delicacy about
liie:ueii ilonils In their misty hues
which Instinctively appeal to one's
artistic sense, hence their extreme
The very newest lint pin holder,
Attractive Case for Hair Pine.
which to my mind Is more attractive
than the long vial. Is the circular one
with center of wire netting and a
large full mlllo of plain satin ribbon,
a sunflower for till the world. These
nre sold for 23 cents apiece. To do-
Few Feet Are
Shoee Worn Are to Blame For Many
It Is n rare thing nowadays a per
fect foot. To compare the foot of an
lulant with that of an udult of mature
years makes It dlllleult to believe that
both started out as the same organ.
Our shoos) have played havoc with
tit .e members.
To be perfect a fool Is hollowed out
well, inside and out. II has a high In
step, short heel and long toes, slightly
spatuhited ut the end. A rare point
of beauty Is the hollow on tbe oulsldo
of 'he foot.
Shoemakers pay loo little attention
to the conformation of their shoes to
the arch, an important problem, for
the arch Is a series of bones which
extend to the toes and joints. In
For Making Dainty Work Bag
What Can Be Done With Cretonne and
Simple Trimmings.
This requires 27 Inches of cretonne
yard wide. This will make two bags
by cutting lengthwise, ltny two pairs
of six lneh embroidery hoops without
the felt if you can Ilnd them; turn
a two and one-half inch hem at each
end of material, putting the hoop In-
aide of hem. This is a little compli
cated, but after you mnko one Ijag It
will come easy. Now make a little
hem down four Inches on each side
from hoop. This will leave leven
Inches on each side. Gather thin tip,
using very largo stltehei. Of course
both Bides must be made alike. Cover
he gathering with a covered mould
ind bow, then wind both boopi with
Ibbon. a little more than half way
nd make a bow where tho ribbon
md cretonno Join. It requires three
nd one-half yards of five-Inch ribbon.
1'hese bags are very pretty and can
" ' '
Other Ribbons
scribo this pretty novelty In detail
wo must confess that tho center Is
but an humble tea strainer, tbe handle
extending upright and so forming a
support on which It may be hung.
Within It Is placed a little cushion fill
ed with cotton and covered with flow
ered silk or sllkollne. Tho plm aro
easily thrust through the wire und
so held in pluce.
A medicine glass cover 1b another
pretty and practical trllle. To make
Apron of Washable Ribbon and Lace,
it cut a circle of cardboard slightly
larger than the top of a tumbler and
cover this wlih a piece of figured
sllkollne, lawn or silk, first padding
It with a layer of cotton wadding.
I. Ine with n piece of plain material and
cover 16 one-hnlf-lnch brass rings with
single crochet done in silk the same
color ns the lining. Sew one of those
to the top of the circle for a handle,
and Join the remaining 15 In a ring,
sewing them to the edge of th card
hoard. A very pretty daisy emery Is mndo
of lfl Inches of while ribbon knotted
every two Inches und sewed in loops
around a yellow emery, so that a knot
comes in Hie center of each loop,
there being eight In all. A few flower
stamens and pistils are sewed inside
these loops with several loops of green
ribbon at tbe bnck.
Thut each accessory may huve a lit
tle snuggery of Its own, such ns veils,
collars and kerchiefs, a variety of
cases especially adapted for the pur
pose arc temptingly displayed.
Perfect in Shape
wulklng, this part of the foot Blvei
the spring nnd Impetus for the next
step. It Is a wonderful mechanism,
which can be put entirely out of
proper working order by Improperly
ma'de shoes.
The raelnl characteristics of the
foot are ns pronounced ns those of the
face. The Frenchwonuiu has an en
tirely different shaped foot from that
of tho flat-footed Kngllsh woman. The
Swedish wonmn's broad foot Is a
marked contrast to tho American
womnn's foot, with Its high Insten.
Feet too small for tho figure are
a deformity and a woman w-ho totters
around on number twos when ehe
ought to wear number fours, Is de
forming her feet, BiHilllng her looks
and trifling with hor temper.
bo used for soiled handkerchiefs,
work and dust bags, and are pretty
made of silk mid scrim, hut In cither
case ought to be lined, as the matorlnl
Is so flimsy. Sinull figures look best
In either case.
To Make Shells.
These should be muile of one sheet
each, rolled out In circular form nnd
spread over the bottom, sides nnd
edges of buttered dishes or putty pans,
and baked empty. They aro best
when made of puff paste, (hough
they may be muda of ordinary paste.
They should be rolled rather thick,
nnd need about an hour's baking.
The oven should bo rnther quirk
and of even heat throughout so that
the paste will bo even und not drawn
lo nno sldo or warped In cooking
Tho Bhells fhould be baked of a
light brown nnd when cool they must
be taken out of the dishes lu which
they were baked and put upon plates
to be filled with fruit or oysters.
Shells of puff pasto rise best when
baked on flat patty pans or tins. When
cool, pllo tho swoctmcati an them
In a heap, linking them empty pro
vents the paste from being moist at
the bottom. .
Beauty Measurements.
A perfectly formed woman will
stand at tho height of from five feet
three to five feet seven Inches. She
will weigh from 125 to HO pounds.
A plumb line dropped from a point
marked by tho Hp of her nose will fall
at a point one Inch In front of her
great toe. Her shoulders and hips
will strike a straight line drawn up
and down.
Her buft should measure from "S
to "6 Inches; hor hips from eight to
ten Inchea more than this, and her
wnlst should be from 22 to 28 inches
In circumference.
The tipper arm of this perfect wom
an will end at her waist line. Hor
neck should be from 12 to 14 Inches In
clrf unilarence.
lit, im
te'.wiv, mm
Cold Affected Head and Throat-
Attack was Severe. .
Chas. W. Bowman, 1st Limit. nn4
Adjt. 4th M. S. M. Cnv. Vols., writes
from Lunhum, Md.. as follows:
"Though somewhat averse to pat
ent medicines, und still more averse
to becoming a professional affidavit
man, it seems only a plain duty In
the present Instance to add my ex
perience to the columns already writ
ten concerning tho curativo towers
of Peruna.
'I have been particularly benefited
by In use tor coi3 In the heai and
throat. I have been able lo fully cure
myself of a most severe attack In
torty-elght hours by Its use according
to directions. I use It as a preventive
whenever threatened with an attack.
"Members of my family also use
It Tor like ailments. We nro recom
mending It to our friends."
Chas. W. Ilowman.
Ask Your Druggist for Free Peruna
Almanac for 1907.
Bound Law In New Boqk.
A. C. Fox-Davis, a Iondon lawyer,
who has wrltton 54 volumes, mainly oa
the peerage and luw, has broken Into
the field of fiction with a detective
story In which he warrants that th!
law Is all right. He wrote the book
Just because he found tho law all
wrong In one of the best of the Sher
lock Holmes stories.
Always to Bs Depended Upon.
When a person gets up In the morn
ing with a dull headache and a tired,
stretchy feeling, it's au almost certain
Indication that the liver, or bowels,
or both, are decidedly out of order.
At such times Nature, tho wisest
and best of doctors, takes this means
to give warning that alio needs the
help and gentlo assistance which can
best be obtained from that old fam
ily remedy, Urandrcth's Tills, which
has been in use for over a century.
They aro tho samo flno laxative
tonic pill your grandparents used
when doctors were few nnd far be
tween, and when peoplo had to have
a remedy that could absolutely bo de
pended upon.
llrandreth's Tills can be depended
upon, and are sold In every drug and
medicine store, plain or sugar-coated.
Newspaper! for the Blind.
The announcement thut the London
Daily Mall Is about to lsBue a weekly
edition for the blind, draws attention
to the other British Journals published
In Draillo typo, which havo bad along
and useful career, though thoy have
leldom been seen by the general pub
lic. Tho first weekly newspaper for
tho blind was published on June X,
1802, and called the Weekly Summary.
It has always been issued below coil
price, and It! promoters derive nq
benefit from Its publication. An
other was started only last year,
called the Draillo Weekly, and issued
from Eulnburgh.
Tramformatlon In New Mexico.
"Three seasons of rainfall havi
transformed New Mexico from an ex
panse of unproductive torrltory Into
country of bountiful crops, runulni
streams and happy, prosperous peo
ple," Is the report which E. W. Fo
register of tho government land office
at Clayton, N. M., brought to Washlna
ton. Washington Tost.
READERS tiring lo buy txrty
thing sutoertiMdm
ks column should Intiit upon having
what they atk tor, rafuung ail tubati
tuts or imu&titns.

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