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W. E. HANNAFORD, Pub. VIRGINIA. MINNESOTA. The First Year of Marriage. One of the problems that develop out of that trying first year of married ex istence is the equal adjustment of the amusement question. To the average man, Horn out with the work and worry of the day, tired of the babel of voices and confusion in which he has tolled, and weary of trying to make himself agreeable to those he must please, for business purposes, there seems nothing else on earth so desira ble as the quiet and ease of his home. He doesn't want to talk or be talked to. He doesn't want to have to force himself to smile or to think, and least of all does he want to forsake his slip pers. The woman, on the other hand, says the New York Weekly, has been shut up all day in the house, going through the deadly dull round of do mestic duties without the distraction of seeing a fresh face. She has toiled in her own way as hard as her hus band, and when night comes, she, too, feels the need of a change, and the op portunity to rest and refresh herself. She v/ould like to put on her best dress and go to the theater, or even call on some friendly neighbor. To even sug gest such a thing to her husband, how ever, is to bring on a glowing diatribe on woman's gadding, and the matter ends there, or bursts forth into a wordy quarrel. Comparisons are proverbially odiou9 when applied to persons they are fre quently misleading, especially if they deal with a part only of the facts, when applied to other matters. For exam ple, here is the question of the compar ative cost of keeping a horse and of running an automobile. A gentleman who prides himself on driving a "single cylinder" declares that when he kept a horse and trap he spent upon it fully $600 a year. Most of the money was paid to a servant for, he adds, "a groom is, of course, essential, as one can scarcely look after a hc-rse one self." After he bought an automobile, he estimated his heaviest expense as tires, $80 his next largest, gasoline, $70, and his total annual outlay as only a trifle above $300. During the year for which figures are given, he traveled some 8,000 miles, and found that it cost him on an average less than four cents a mile. "I looked after the ma chine myself, entirely," he says. The question that the situation suggests is, Why not deduct from the six hundred spent on the horse and trap the cost of the man who took care of them, or why not add the expense of a chauffeur to the cost of running the automobile? Church Advertising. We do not believe that the average church can gain much from news paper advertising. In a large city it serves one purpose only it tells strangers where a preacher known to them perhaps by reputation may be heard. The advertising of sermon topics is of little value, unless the an nouncement is coupled with the name of a preacher of wide and command ing reputation. Our advice would be to withhold newspaper advertising un til there is something definite and spe cial to advertise. When that time comes, be it an anniversary or what ever, expend upon one day's advertis ing what you saved by refraining from constant announcements. In this way, says W. T. Demarost, in the Homiletic Review, attention will be attracted and you will probably see results. The best advertising of regular church serv ices can be done locally in the church's vicinity, by placard, circular letters, and personal work. Admiral Cervera, who commanded the Spaish fleet at the battle of Santi ago, was retired lately from active ser vice at his own request. Americans will always have a warm spot in their hearts for the gallant and chivalrous old Spanish sailor. Our own heroes of the Spanish war hardly commanded more popular respect and affection than Cervera, whose life as a prisoner on, the United States was a series of popular triumphs. His humanity and quickness of action in saving the lives of Hobson and his companions was never forgotten by the American peo ple, of which fact he received the most gratifying demonstrations when he ar rived here. A Philadelphia detective on the trail of an embezzling restaurant employe had to eat six to twelve meals a day. How he envied the poor! f\ew people would have believed the Philadelphians rose early enough to eat so many meals in a day. John J. White of New York went to Africa without the blowing of trumpet or a consignment of typewriters, bagged seven elephants, ten lions and a sunstroke, and on coming home gave out his experiences and observations for publication without charge even for time. There's a hunter who thtnirq that the one desirable compensation is to get game. A New York bank caters especially to deaf mutes. Money makes motions there, we presume. The Moscow millionaire who burned up his fortune to save his heirs from being cursed by riches, was not proba bly blessed by them. Somehow, the curse of wealth is one which the aver age man is sure he can bear with pa tience, fortitude and resignation. The treasurer of the United States says that the population has more than doutfled every 30 years, while the wealth of the nation has more than doubled every 20 years. Uncle Sam ia getting to be a great-uncls. WASHINGTON.—When A Gossip of Washington In the seven and a half years of his tenure, Mr. Roosevelt will have had 29 different cabinet officers, but not as many different men, for Mr. Rootj has served under him first as secre-. tary of war and then as secretary of state. Mr. Cortelyou has had three cabinet positions under Roosevelt— commerce aa3 labor, post office and treasury. Attorney General Bona parte firs/, came into the cabinet as secretary of the navy. No other president has made so many changes. There have been six secretaries of the navy since Mr. ANOTHER What Is Goftntf On at the National Capital. Sets New Record for Cabinet Members v£ Theodore Roosevelt retires from the presi dential office, on March 4 next, he will have made a record for numerous cab| inet appointments. The last cabinet meeting he presides over will be com1 posed almost solely of comparatively new men. There will be but one man'r Secretary Wilson, who attended the first cabinet meeting that Roosevelt held in the autumn of 1901. There will be only one other. Secretary of the Treasury Cortelyou, who was at the cabinet table in March, 1905, whet^ Mr. Roosevelt entered upon his pres-i ent term. GOOD deal of amusement was cre ated at the hearing of the com mittee on ways and means the other day, when a newspaper article was brought to the attention of the com mittee, stating that "the ways and means committee, which is now en gaged in the task of framing a bill to protect American industries, had pur chased toweling bearing the mark, "Made in Great Britain." The clip ping was passed along to the commit teemen, and finally one of them sent this word down to a member of the press. "When the session is over turn up the chair upon which you are sitting and read the mark." This was done, and it was revealed that the chair was "Made in Vienna." Further inquiry disclosed that the gypsum upon the walls of the commit tee room was imported from Canada, that the carpets on the floor came THE Roosevelt entered the White House— Long, Morton, Moody, Bonaparte, Met calf and Newberry and five postmas ters general—Smith, Payne, Wynne, Cortelyou and Meyer. There have been two secretaries of state—Hay and, Root. The recent announcement that Secretary Root is to resign as soon as he is elected to the senate from- New York and that Assistant Secretary pt State Robert Bacon of New York and Boston will succeed him assures three secretaries of state during President Roosevelt's time. Mr. Roosevelt has also had three Sec retaries of the treasury, three secre taries of war, three attorneys general, three secretaries of commerce and two secretaries of the interior. To Embark Again on Matrimonial Sea interesting Washington romance is disclosed in the an nouncement of the engagement of Presten Gibson, millionaire clubman, athlete, author and playwright, to Miss Grace McMillan Jarvis, a niece of Lady Harrington and one of last season's most attractive and charm ing debutantes. The engagement was announced by Miss Jarvis' grandmother, Mrs. James McMillan, wife of the late sen ator from Michigan, who was one of the wealthiest men in the Wolverine 6tate. Mr. Gibson is a son of the late Sen ator Randall Lee Gibson of Louisiana and a nephew of Associate Justice Ed ward D. White of the United States supreme court. He is also closely re lated to Mrs. William F. Draper, whose husband was former ambassa dor to Italy, both of whom are now prominent in Washington society. Grover Cleveland, the only other president since Grant's time who has served two terms, had but 23 cabinet officers. They were in two adminis trations, separated by a four-year pe riod. In each of his administrations most of the men who came into office with him remained at his cabinet table till the close of the four years for which the president had been elected. But one of the changes in Mr. Roosevelt's cabinets has been on account of death, and that was in the state department. When Mr. Bacon becomes secretary of state three of the nine methbers of the last Roosevelt cabinet will be men who were favorites at tennis and have been counted as members of the tennis cabinet. This is Mr. Gibson's second venture on the sea of matrimony. In 1900 he married Miss Minna Field, daughter of Henry Field of Chicago and niece of Marshall Field, the merchant dry goods prince. Their wedding eight years ago was the result of a ro mance dating from their meeting in school, but the marriage turned out unhappily and two years ago Gibson and his first wife were divorced. Shortly afterward she married Alger non Burnaby, a member of the British "smart set," and they are living in Licestershire. After his divorce Preston Gibson took up his residence permanently in Washington and at once became pop ular in the set which comprises some of the best known beaux and belles of the capital. Besides being a well known author of Kentucky stories, Gibson has dramatic talents, and took a prominent part in social theatricals. But it was as an athSete and lover of open air sports that Miss Jarvis came to know him, and their love of athlet ics soon ripened into the romance which was announced recently. The debut of Miss Jarvis last win ter was regarded as one of the smart est events of the season. Amusing Stories on Tariff Revisers Kathenne Ellons to Become a Nurse end of the romance of Kather lne Elkins and the duke of the Abruzzi is to be like the final chapter of an old-fashioned novel, in which the heroine flees with her memories to convent walls and the hero betakes himself and his wounded heart to the wilderness of the world to seek for getfulness. The authoritative announcement that there would be no marriage be tween Miss Elkins and the Italian prince and cousin of a king was hard ly cold when the cable brought from Rome the report that the duke was planning to be off to the unexplored mountain fastnesses of India. Subsequent dispatches have con firmed that report, and ever since Washington has been wondering what the young woman would do, it being assumed that her affections had been as deeply wounded as her royal suit or's by the breaking of the engage ment. It is now learned that Miss Elkins' attitude toward society for the next six months at least, and perhaps longer, will be more serious than was anticipated. Arrangements have been made by Miss Elkins to begin the serious work of study in the homeopathic general hospital in Washington. The course which Miss Elkins will from Brussels, and that the wood work of the imposing "throne" upon which the committeemen sit at hear ings, was brought over from Italy. "In fact," said a Democrat, "the only article of domestic production around the committtee room these days is the hot air supplied by the witnesses who appear before us." All of this recalled to Democratic members of the committee a ludicrous incident that occurred during the con sideration of the Dingley bill in the house, 11 years ago. Nelson W. Ding ley of Maine was in charge of the tar iff measure at that time. He was speaking to the theme, "We should encourage American industries." Mr. Dingley was followed on the floor by Jerry Simpson of Kansas, whose nimble wit and comic stories are a part of the traditions of the house. Mr. Dingley wore a high hat, and invariably brought it into the house with him, laying it on the chair adjoining the one hs accupied. "The gentleman should practice what he preaches," shouted Mr. Simp son, moving toward \Jie unsuspecting Mr. Dingley. Picking up Mr. Ding ley's headgear, Simpson continued: "I find a label in the gentleman's hat, reading thus: 'Made in London.'" have to follow, under the rules of hos pital training, will include attendance at all lectures, clinics and operations. She will have to spend a certain num ber of hours each day in various wards observing the treatment of pa tients and fitting herself to take tem peratures, dress wounds, apply baud ages and do all which a nurse must perform for the sick. Kaiser Obeyed the Scene Shifter. A story is told in Berlin newspa pers which places the kaiser In a somewhat curious light. Recently he visited a theater and strolling behind the curtain became liberal of advice to the managers, actors and even scene shifters, who listened in awed silence. Presently the emperor lighted a cigar, puffing as he talked. On both sides of him were flimsy draperies and 'on the floor heaps of paper. One of the scene shifters stepped forward and pointed politely to a printed notice: "No smoking allowed.'* For a moment the kaiser flushed, then smiling, he put out his cigar, remark ing as he did so: "Thank you, friend. It would be bad business if your em peror taught you to disobey the law.' Forget the Bitter Past. There had been a fire in the apart ment building, with heavy loss of prop erty and many narrow escapes. "Were there any acts of conspicuous heroism?" queried the reporters. "Yes," said one of the victims. "With a -self-abnegation never before wit nessed in a case of this kind, sir, we all turned in and helped to carry out the piano that was on the second floor." U. ECHOE8 OF HOOF BEAT8 HEARD COMING AND RECORD TIME 18 MADE TO DAYLIGHT. ENGINEER WARNED OF DANGER Cab Driver, Detective and Policeman All Vanquished by the Bovine Terror, Who Finally Becomes Disgusted with Passage. Seattle.—An escaped bull, bellowing with rage and fright and dragging a long rope which was attached to his horns, charged into the Great North ern tunnel here shortly before five o'clock the other evening. The ani mal had been unloaded from a car in the switch yards and two men had undertaken to lead it with a stout rope when the bull decided to go ip. a wholly different direction. The bull prevailed, and finding easy going be neath the Jackson street bridge, plunged into the gloom of the tunnel, where it could be alone in its hour of grief and fright. Two 'bus drivers who were waiting for trains viewed tho terrifying spec tacle of the bull and the cloud of cin ders, and straightway informed Patrol man George Osborn that the tunnel was full of bulls. "Maybe it was buffaloes," said one 'bus driver. "We just saw the air full of dust and a string of bulls a block long go into the tunnel." Detective Lee Barbee was at the station, and joined with Patrolman Os born ii^ the hunt. The trail was picked up at the mouth of the tunnel, where the rope had dragged in the mud. The policemen decided that the bull could not wander far afield be neath the city, and started at a brisk run. When they arrived at a point al most beneath the Lincoln hotel, Detec tive Barbee heard hoof steps in the pitchy dark. "Say, Osborn," said Detective Bar bee, "did you ever meet a big, 1 They Swarmed Out of the Tunnel in About 10 Flat. woolly-headed bull in a dark tunnel?" "Never did," replied Patrolman Os born. "Met a bull in a pasture in Illinois, but as we were soon going in the same direction pretty rapidly, I never got much acquainted." "Well, the thought occurred to me that somebody ought to warn tho en gineer of the north-bound train," said Detective Barbee. "Now, you stay here and hold the bull in check while I flag the train." "No, let's both flag the train," said Patrolman Osborn. "I don't know this bull at all, and maybe he doesn't speak my language." Echoes of hoof beats coming toward the men decided the question, and they swarmed out of the tunnel in about ten flat. When they informed the engineer of the danger ahead, that genial mon arch of the locomotive laughed. "Come into the tunnel in about ten minutes and see if I have met the bull," said he. Then the train pulled out. Fifteen minutes later the bull, unin jured and disgusted with tunnel life, promenaded on the King street sta tion platform. Four stout baggage smashers seized the rope and the ani mal was returned to its owner. Teeth Kicked Out Replanted. Pasadena, Cal.—Louis Torrana, hav ing had three teeth neatly and quick ly kicked out by a p^ny, Dr. W. C. Smith, specialist in odd operations of that character, assisted by Drs. G. C. Sharpe and George Abbott, has suc ceeded in replacing the ivories so that within 24 hours from the time of the accident that young man seems just as well as ever. The operation is one of the most un usual ever attempted here. The medi cal men thoroughly sterilized the sock ets, and the teeth were set back in place and bound securely with wire. It is said they will grow back firmly in place with time and be just as serviceable as the tooth in which the nerve has been killed. Monkeys Fight Over Violin. Atlanta, Ga.—Romeo and Frank, trick monkeys, escaped from their cage at a local theater, and, entering the dressing room of a musical team, grabbed a $250 violin, which was soon a wreck. Frank was the first to seize the violin, which had an attractiveness also for Romeo, and there ensued a fight for possession. Romeo finally wrenched the valuable instrument from his partner's hand and with it struck Frank a terrific blow across the head, smashing it to jieces. Judging by the Salary. "Prince Chun is to get a salary of $105,000 a year for acting as regent of China." "In the estimation of John Hayes Hammond, I suppose the regency ol' China can't be much a job."-'•Chi cago Record-Herald. NEW LILLIAN THE Musings of the Metropolis News of New York Town Outlined in Brief Form. Trinity Church Corporation Loses Money &OOO.OOQ YORK.—The Trinity church corporation for the first time has issued a financial statement in detail. The corporation maintains ten churches and 16 schools. Its total in come for the year was approximately $780,000, over $750,000 of which was derived from the corporation's real estate holdings, only about $8,000 com ing from pew rents. Expenditures for the year amounted to over $791,000, leaving an actual deficit of $11,966 for the 12 months. The real estate owned by Trinity which produced the income had a tax able valuation of $13,646,300, upon which taxes amounting to $134, 000 were paid in addition to taxes paid by holders of the ground leases. The corporation paid taxes upon all of its real property, with the exception of its churches, schools, and burying grounds. Trinity has a debt of $800, 000, incurred in the erection of mod ern business buildings and apartment houses. RUSSELL has another sur prise in store for her friends and the public. She has just announced that the love letters which she has received during her long and wonder ful stage career will be published within a short time. Between per formances of "Wild Fire" in New York city Miss Russell is busy arrang ing the letters for publication. "Ever since I first went on the stage I've saved all the letters that were written to me, and I have trunkfuls of them," Miss Russell said in explain ing her purpose. "I'm going to publish many of the best in two volumes. One volume will be devoted to the serious ones, the other to the outrageously funny ones. "People would be absolutely as tounded at the bushels of perfectly absurd, hence delicious, letters I have received. "For instance, one young man, bad ly smitten, out in Kansas, wrote me, Collections and contributions for the year amounted to about $94,500, and, following the custom that began after the foundation of the church in 1697, all of this amount was given for char itable missionary objects, in addition to the sums directly appropriated for these purposes. These offerings and contributions do not appear upon the books of the cor poration, as they are received and dis bursed by the clergy of the various churches under the direction of the rector. The corporation's outstanding loans to churches outside of its own parish amounted to $370,946, and, as it col lects no interest on the loans, Trinity in effect makes an annual contribution to the work of these churches in the amount of the interest, which it re frains from collecting. John D., Dramatist, Censors New Play 5 OHN D. ROCKEFELLER, play wright. That's the latest announce ment. It was made from the stage of the Savoy theater in New York the other night, and now every producing manager in town is hustling to secure the rights and titles to his next output. Mr. Rockefeller's first attempt is on the serious order. He has supplied Cleveland Moffet, author of "The Bat tle," with several paragraphs from his own pen on wealth and achievement. The lines will be spoken by Wilton Lackaye, who impersonates the char acter of John Haggleton, the million aire, who in the play descends upon the East side, attacks socialism in its greatest stronghold, and routs it by practical demonstrations. At the Savoy an opportunity was given socialists to combat the argu ments set forth in the play. There were half a dozen ardent socialists and as many who had opposite views. Trinity's income of $780,000 is ex pended mainly through three channels of its religious activities, its schools and the requirements of its property. The expenditures for its ten churches and chapels amounted to $277,554, and for its schools, $63,756, the largest item being its taxes. Repairs was the item of next im portance, the figures for repairs, alter ations, and supplies to buildings other than churches and schools being $103, 973. Mr. Moffett, one of the first speakers, created a sensation when he an nounced that Mr. Rockefeller had written himself the lines which would be interpolated in the play. "These speeches by Mr. Rockefeller," said Mr. Moffett, "which I hold in my hand I have received from Mr. Rocke feller's personal representative, who gave them to me with the full knowl edge that they were to be used and spoken in 'The Battle.' As an illus tration of this new Rockefeller mate rial to be used in the play I will read two of his serious utterances: 'It is not merely capital and plants,' says Mr. Rockefeller. 'It is not merely the strictly material things which make up a business, but the character of the men behind these things, their personalities and their abilities.' "Again Mr. Rockefeller says: 'The men of this generation are entering into a heritage which makes their fa thers' lives look poverty-stricken by comparison.'" Lillian Russell to Publish Love Letters E) Dance in the Dark Is Latest Novelty search for novelties in social diversions still goes on. A rather pretty idea was sprung the other night at. a cotillion given on Park av enue by Mrs. James Brown, for her debutante daughter. The dance be gan at midnight. The lights were turned out, and all the illumination furnished for the figures consisted of pink orders with tiny electric flash lights for the men, and for the girls, flower parasols lighted with small electric bulbs. In one of the figures, Miss Brown was drawn into the room in a jinrickisha, by a boy, from which she distributed pink roses. Another pretty social venture was made at the Hotel Plaza the other night when a grand ball de fete was given for the benefit of the helpless blind. Before the ball, a number of social leaders gave elaborate dinner parties at their homes at which guests ap peared with their heads dressed in the vogue of some special period, or in some special fashion of the past. One of these ladies, who is known for her love of her country, chose that the girls who appeared under her chap eronage, have their hair dressed to represent American beauty roses. At another table were seen an array of heads a la Mary Stuart, while the men were powdered as were the beaus of that day. The ruff o' Elizabeth and of Sif Walter Raleigh also appeared. The debutantes had their hair dressed to represent various flowers. The «2sa was very pretty when all The theater was packed to hear the arguments for and against socialism. Orators armed with the time-worn arguments of the Socialistic party ap peared on the stage to combat the prin ciples set forth by the conservatives. baring his bleeding heart and declar ing that if I'd be his I should have every cent he earned. Postcript: He earned $25 a week. But there were 'prospects.' "Another man, in Buffalo this time, wrote that he ran a butter and egg store that it was a nice, clean busi ness that if I'd settle down with him I might aspire to become co-manager of his 'clean' business and thus be rescued from a different one on the stage. He really and sincerely was out to save me from the hell of the stage. "A Pittsburger gave me a laugh a week ago. He begged my kind atten tion to his need said he was mar ried, in bad health and about to lose bis job. He wanted a vacation and wrote: 'Please send me $40 for three weeks and I can get a vacation. Send me $65 and I can also get my teeth fixed. They are very bad.' That is ridiculous enough, but it isn't even a sample of some of them. "But I have also received thousands of beautiful letters* from great and dis tinguished persons who have been kind enough to write and say how they liked my singing and acting"— she didn't say her beauty, but she meant it. Miss Russell is refreshing ly modest. assembled on the Plaza ballroom floor. The rules prescribed for the men did not delight the lookers-on. Many of them were surmounted with papier mache heads, representing goats, horses, parrots, owls, and even pigs. Those who came without special ac commodation in the way of the beau tiful or the grotesque were accommo dated on the spot, as the committee had for sale a large variety of paper headgear. Didn't Know John R. A reporter of the Cincinnati En quirer—John R. McLean's newspaper —was once sent into a small town in southwestern Ohio to get the story of a woman evangelist who had been greatly talked about. The reporter attended one of her meetings and oc cupied a front seat. When those who wished to be saved were asked to arise, he kept his seat and used his note-book. The woman approached and, taking him by the hand, said: "Come to Jesus." "Madam," said the newspaper man, "I'm here solely on business to report your work." "Brother," said she, "there is no busi ness so important as God's." "Well, maybe not," said the reporter "but you don't know Jt)hn McLean." "War of Jenkins' Ear." While the British parliament was debating the question of war with Spain in 1740, a war that was being hotly urged by the people of the south ern colonies and by the colonial and English traders, one Jenkins, a sailor, appeared before parliament and ex hibited one of his ears that had been cut off by the Spaniards. This turned the scale against Walpole's peace pol icy, and the war became known aa "The War of Jenkins' Ear." WESTERN GMUn I9D8 CROP WILL GIVE TO THE FARMER8 OP WE8T A SPLENDID RETURN. The following interesting bit of in formation appeared in a Montreal paper: "Last December, in reviewing the year 1907, we had to record a wheat harvest considerably smaller in vol ume than in the previous year. Against ninety millions in 1906 the wheat crop of the West in 1907 only totaled some seventy-one million bushels, and much of this of inferior quality. But the price averaged high, and the total re sult to the farmers was not unprofit able. This year we have to record by far the largest wheat crop in the coun try's history. Estimates vary as to the exact figure, but it is certainly not less than one hundred million bushels, and in all probability it reaches one hundred and ten million bushels. The quality, moreover, is good, and the price obtained very high, so that in all respects the Western harvest of 1908 has been a memorable one. The result upon the commerce and finance of the country is already apparent The railways are again reporting in creases in traffic, the general trade of the community has become active after twelve months' quiet, and the banks are loosening their purse strings to meet the demand for money. The prospects for 1909 are excellent. Tho credit of the country never stood as high. The immigrants of 1907 and 1908 have now been absorbed into the in dustrial and agricultural community, and wise regulations are in force to prevent too great an influx next year. Large tracts of new country will be opened up by the Grand Trunk Pacific both in East and West. If the seasons are favorable the Western wheat crop should reach one hundred and twenty million bushels. The prospects for next year seem very fair." An inter esting letter is received from Cardston, Alberta (Western Canada), written to an agent of the Canadian Government, any of whom will be pleased to advise correspondents of the low rates that may be allowed intending settlers. "Cardston, December 21st, 1908. "Dear Sir: Now that my threshing is done, and the question 'What Will the Harvest Be,' has become a cer tainty, I wish to report to you the re sults thereof, believing it will be of in terest to you. You know I am only a novice in the agricultural line, and do not wish you to think I am boasting because of my success, for some of my neighbors have done much better than I have, and I expect to do much bet ter next year myself. My winter wheat went 53 bushels per acre—and graded No. 1. My spring wheat went 48% bushels per acre, and graded No. 1, My oats went 97 bushels per acre, and are fine as any oats I ever saw. My stock is all nice and fat, and are out in the field picking their own three square meals a day. The weather is nice and warm, no snow—and very little frost. This, in short, is an ideal country for farmers and stockmen. The stock requires no shelter or win ter feeding, and cattle fatten on this grass and make the finest kind of beef, better than corn fed cattle in Ills. Southwestern Alberta will soon be known as the farmers' paradise and I am only sorry I did not come here five years ago. Should a famine ever 6trike North America, I will be among the last to starve—and you can count on that. "I thank you for the personal assist ance you rendered me while coming in here, and I assure you I shall not soon forget your kind offices." A SPEEDY ONE. Miss Trf^ps—Of course, some type writers are extremely expert. Clerk—Oh, yes. I know of one who married a rich employer in less than, three months. His Vocabulary. He was an only child. They were very particular about his manner of speech, constantly correcting him so that he would use beautiful English. He, however, was allowed now and then to associate with other children. He played with a neighbor boy a long while one day and when he came home there was an ecstatic smile on his face. "I like that boy, mother," he said. "I like him very much. He swears beautifully. He knows every word." Importance of Knowing Positively. Every one should know positively what causes dandruff, gray, or falling nair so that you can remedy it. Send ten cents for famous book "Hair Science and Care" by Prof. Frederic Goujon. Address Du Murier & Cie., 723 Lexington Ave., New York. A Giveaway. "I tell you my wife is hard to beat!" "I thought you told me that you got that black eye splitting wood?"— Houston Post. When a young man tells a girl that he'll love her forever and ever no doubt he believes he is telling the truth all the time. WIS SELL GUNS AND TRAPS CHEAP & buy Furs & Hides. Write for catalog 105 N. W. Hide & Fur Co., Minneapolis, Minn. It's easier 'for a girl to look like an angel than it is for her to act like one. We buv cream. Write desk No. 3 for prices. CRESCENT CREAMERY CO., ST. The average woman is fond of pets, but her husband is not in that class. MILTON DAIRY CO., ST. PAUL. MINBT. Are heavy cream buyers. Get their prices. Even a fast man may not make a rapid recovery when he's ill. WE BUY CREAM—WRITE FOR PRIOQ Miller & Holmes St. Paul, Minn. A good detective makes light of hi* ability as a shadov.