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WHY HE LIKED TIGHT SHOES
Little Remark That Threw Gnal Light on the Home Conditions of Ames Do re. "We always wondered a little how Amos Dore and his wife got along— really," "Aunt Em" Macomber said, frankly. "Some In the neighborhood said they'd never overheard a single loud or cross word on either side, but Llje Daniels always stuck to It that Amos was as mis'able at home as a man could be. He never spoke right out till Amos died and Mis' Dore went back up country to her folks. Then he let out." "What?" queried Aunt Em's visitog "Well, Amos worked logging along* side of Llje every winter, and sum* mere they hayed together most al ways, and It seems," said Aunt Em, in presslvely, "that Amos complained o! his shoes hurting him about all the time. Finally Llje asked why he wore tight shoes. "'Why don't you get a pair big enough?' says Llje, one day. 'Well, I'll tell you,' Amos says. 'When I wear tight shoes I forget all my other troubles.'"—Youth's Com panion. A PROUD PAIR. "What makes that peasant so proud to-day?" "Oh, he has the biggest rooster in town—and his wife the biggest hat.'* —Fliegende Blaetter. Tuberculosis Afflicts Japanese. Consumption among Japanese labon ers is increasing to such a degree thM the figures are becoming a source of anxiety to Japanese merchants and of ficials. A large percentage of labor ers who are sent back to Japan by the Japanese charity associations are consumptives. It is claimed by the Japanese newspapers comenting on this matter that through the lack ol hospital accommodations in the Jap anese labor camps tuberculosis in creases at an alarming rate. They suggest that a new system be em ployed in dealing with the sick in these camps, as the Japanese are quite ignorant of even the most sim ple health safeguards. Not Lacking In Dignity. There was once upon a time a coun try lawyer who was noted for his se date manners and his judicial bearing. In the course of time he was elevated to the bench, where he conducted him self and the court with becoming de meanor, and where he won a reputa tion for sagacity based nearly alto gether upon his solemn accents and his corrugated brow. One who knew him well was asked by a stranger who saw the judge pass upon the street whether he was really an efficient arbiter. 'Weil," said the acquaintance slow ly, "I think 1 may say that John pre sides with more dignity and lees abil ity than anyone else I ever knew."— Louisville Courier-Journal. Youngster's Fellow Feeling. A small boy, about five years old, was taken to an entertainment by his mother the other evening. It was 10:30 o'clock when they reached home and the little fellow was very tired and sleepy. He undressed quick ly and hopped into bed. "George," said his mother sternly, "I'm sur prised at you." "Why, mamma?" he asked. "You didn't say your prayers. Get right out of that bed and say them." "Aw mamma," came from the tired youngster, "what's the use of wakin' the Lord up at this time of night to hear me pray?" Flies. God bless the man who first invent ed screens, and God pity the man who is too indolent or indifferent to place them between his family and the spreaders of deadly disease. There is absolutely no excuse for the man or woman whose place of habitation swarms with flies and whines with the voices of mosquitoes. They can be kept out, and 25 cents spent in keeping them out is equivalent to keeping out a doctor who would cost $25, or possibly to keeping out a much less welcome visitor. WON'T MIX Bad Food and Good Health Won't Mix, The human stomach stands much abuse but it won't return good health if you give it bad food. If you feed right you will feel right, for proper food and a good mind is tho sure road to health. "A year ago I became much alarmed about my health for I began to suffer after each meal no matter how little I ate," says a Denver woman. "I lost my appetite and the very thought of food grew distasteful, with the result that I was not nourished and got weak and thin. "My home cares were very heavy, for besides a large family of my own I have also to look out for my aged mother. There was no one to shoul der my household burdens, and come what might, I must bear them, and this thought nearly drove mo frantic when I realized that my health was breaking down. "I read an article In the paper about some one with trouble just like mine be ing cured on Grape-Nuts food and act ing on this suggestion I gave Grape Nuts a trial. The first dish of this delicious food proved that I had struck the right thing. "My uncomfortable feelings in stom ach and brain disappeared as if by magic and in an incredibly short space of time I was myself again. Since then I have gained 12 pounds in weight through a summer of hard work and realize I am a very different woman, all due to the splendid food, Grape-Nuts." "There's a Reason." Trial will prove. Read the famous little book, "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. Ever read the above letter? A n*m ome appear* from time to time. They are seaulae, trs*, aad fall of taMSS btenM. HOW TO MAKE A LETTER SHORT, YET 8TRONQ. There Is a wide Impression on tho part of business men that letters must be very short if they are to be read Instead of thrown in the wastebasket and as a consequence they are often made so short that the reader does not know what they are about, and the important points .that should be impressed on his mind are not ma^e at all. The short letter may be read more widely, but still it may convince fewer in the end than a long letter that is read by only a very few, but really convinces them The secret of making a letter short, yet strong, lies in selecting repre^ sentative points—one point that will give the effect of half a dozen. It is a matter of judgment as to what will have most effect, what is really typi cal and representative of the case. The man who knows his business thor oughly has a mass of facts from which he must select. He should take those which are simplest, most direct, and most closely related to the or dinary habit of thought of the person who is to read the letter or adver tisement. For example, a man came into my office the other day with a baking pow der which he .wished to make com pete in his own immediate vicinity with a well-known brand. I asked him if he had any unique features in the manufacture which he thought made his powder better than the other. He mentioned half a dozen minor technical points in the manufac ture, and finally said: "Of course we deliver baking powder fresh every day, while the other is made six months in advance." We immediate ly recognized a simple point which every one would see, and which would be sufficient as far as manufacture was concerned. More would be accom plished by emphasizing this point strongly and letting the others go than trying to cover all. Stating one typi cal point and then referring briefly to "scores of others," is the right way to produce conviction. But the one point must be a good one. Some times two, three, or even four points may be stated. In general, there should be one point for each feature or phase of the case. HOW FAR APART IN TIME SHOULD LETTERS GO? The time between follow-up letters is very important. Lists of names will not stand indefinite continuous work ing. They wear out and time must be allowed to lapse before another letter will pull properly. When time has passed, letters will begin to pull again. At the same time, when a first at tempt is being made, letters should usually be very close together, so as to concentrate the blows and try to get some advantage from the succes sion, and from taking advantage of in terest while it is aroused. It often hap pens that two or three letters coming right on top of each other will accom plish what no one letter alone would accomplish, but in that case the let ters should be very close together, not over a week apart, and sometimes only three or four days apart. In other cases more time should be allowed to elapse, a month being a common period, and then three months, or even four months. In the end one letter a year may be all that will pay. Usually this is about the proper ar rangement: A large list made up from Dun or Bradstreet's is taken up to be worked for inquiries. A postal card inquiry comes back, and the inquiries are fol lowed up closely with long, hard let ters. The answer to the inquiry will be as full a letter as can be written. It should be a long and strong letter. Within a week the inquiry should have a second letter, and ten days later a third, perhaps, with a fourth a month later, and then follow-up letters at in tervals of two or three months. Others require six or eight letters one after the other in quick succession. As the inquiries are cleaned up through getting some answer they are checked off, and there will be a cer tain residuum of names from which it is impossible to get anything at all. They are usually dead ones and should be thrown out altogether. Those that replied and show they are alive may be put in a special list by themselves and given a special follow-up from time to time indefinite ly. But everything depends on the re turns. FOLLOW-UP LETTERS. There is a sort of fetich attached to the term "follow-up letters" by many persons, who have an impression there is something magic about them. Others think you will get orders if you keep after people long enough A fighting army of rats assailed the men of Truck 20 last night in the moldy shack of a junkman down in the dark of East One Hundred and Eighteenth street, near First avenue, the New York Sun says. The fire that was there was little, but the rats were large and many, and it was upon them that the firemen turned the water. When the truck company, with the engine, pulled up before the door of the dingy junk shop a murky red was showing through the windows and smoke was seeping through the cracks. Battalion Chief Howe.ordered his men to break down the door, and with them he ran in the lines of hose. Hardly had he stepped inside when the rotten boards of the floor broke with his weight and he fell through. There was a sudden pin-point shriek and something with shining dots for ayes ran up the chiefs legs. The chief The Right Way to Write Letters By $herwin. Cody Author of the Cody System of How to Write Letters That and hard enough, just as the book agent gets orders froikt people who: pay to get rid of the agent Letters cannot be used to worry anybody into anything. It is too easy to throw the letter in the wastebas ket. The only possible hope is to ex cite interest. The idea that you will get an or der if you keep at it long enough is, therefore, also/^llaciojjg. ...The first letter may not close an order, if the amount ,involved is large. One letter will not sell a piano or. a threshing machine. But the flrqt letter is most likely to excite interest and get a re ply. If the first letter does not de velop interest* one can. safely con clude that something is the patter with the letter and a better one must be found. If the first letter does not do something, none of the ordi nary follow-up letters are likely to. It happens, however, that the. first letter usually gets some favorable re sult if the business .amounts to any thing in itself. The case is stated fully and fairly in that first letter,' and those who are interested re spond. In planning letters to follow up a good first letter, the first thing that the average man does is to ask if thej first letter has been received and tq express surprise that nothing has re-, suited. Nothing could be more foolish. As I said at. the beginning, people can-* not be worried into doing business through nagging letters. The only fair way is simply to con clude that the first letter made no impression, and was thrown away and forgotten. Make the following letter as complete a soliciting letter as the first one. Try all over again, restat ing the entire case, sending circular, and the like. The second letter should attack a customer from a new point of view, that is all. There should be no direct reference whatever (in most cases) to any preceding letter. If a catalogue has been sent, inclose a small circular in the second letter, and offer to send another copy of the catalogue if the first one sent is not on hand. Never worry or imagine the first letter has been carefully laid away. Start fresh each time. HOW TO FOLLOW UP BY LETTER. The correct principle for arranging follow-up letters is to consider that a certain letter in a certain vein, from a certain point of view, will interest a certain percentage of the entire list, and make very little or no impression on the rest of the list. The first follow-up letter should be made to appeal to another class, and be arranged from a different point of view, but otherwise should cover the same ground substantially as the first letter. All the important ele ments of a sales letter should be pres ent in this follow up The main thing is to keep all the elements well in hand in every letter instead of considering that the cus tomer will have in mind what you wrote before. He will either have forgotten it, or he never paid any attention to it, or it remains so vague in his mind you do not get your complete effect unless you restate all the salient principles. Yet of course the follow-up letter must be really a fresh one. If a man looks it over and says: "Why, I saw that before!" he is likely to throw it in the wastebasket without reading it. If it is fresh he may take interest in seeing what more you have to say, but it is more the new manner of say ing it than the substance that af fects him. Driving the old points home is not objectionable to a man if the manner is fresh. When circumstances are such that the previous letters must be referred to, this should be done as briefly as possible and wholly without worrying the customer or seeming to find fault with him for not having responded. RATS WORRIED THE FIREMEN Or Hose Turned on Them in Burning New York Store Drowns Them by the Dozen. There should always, if possible.be "But, of course, it happens with everyone that the brain is sluggish sometimes, and I have invented a lit tle spur for such occasions. Will you just help yourself to that square of cardboard on that chair over there —that's it. "You see, I have two dials set side by side. On one of them is printed, in round robin form, a list of sub jects for paintings: Windmill, old church, hay meadows, stone steps at Capri, Alhambra, Coney Island, Notre Dame, and so forth. On the other dial is printed a list of weather or time conditions, like moonlight, sun rise, haze, snowstorm, windy day, June clouds, and so forth. You'll notice that batted at it with his hand just as it was climbing his coat, squeaking hor ribly. Then the men saw others, hun dreds, they say. In the light of the fire, which was feeding on the heaps of rags, bones and ancient junk in the rear of the shop, the firemen Baw them, squirming up through holes in the floor, scuttering through the smoke along the rafters, tumbling in suffoca tion down the piles of smoldering rags. The rats climbed up the firemen's boots and worried a way 'under their coats. Some dropped from the ceiling on their helmets. "Ugh!. Let the fire burn and give the stream to 'em, boys," yelled the chief, and after that the water plowed the length of the floor and searched the walls, carrying with it the bodies of the drowning rats by the dozen. Some of the streams carried through the rotten roof and rats began: to drop, with the watec ,, on the h^ads of the Italians that had massed themselves in front of the burning building. They Prill: some fresh circular mat|er to-go with each new letter, and when practicable the stationery and wording on .the letterhead should be changed so as to make the outer appearance as at tractive as possible, and as fresh looking. The essential thought should be their same, but the dress should be fresh. The old arguments should be put in in new form. That is the important element. HOW TO ADVERTI8E A SPECIALTY 5 There are probably very few husil ness men who do not at, some tlmp or other have some little thing of their own invention or conception, or some* thing that somebody else has invented! or conceived, which they would like to advertise if they knew how. A certain druggist I know. has a tasteless castor oil. Everybody would rather castor oil didn't taste so bitter when it has to be taken but how shall the news be distributed? A farmer has an improved pick, or an ax handle. Each and all dream of a fortune if they can get their discovery upon the mar ket, and usually they look as far away from home as possible. They think of a small advertisement in a big maga zine, inquiries by mail, or sales to large dealers through clever letters set ting forth the merits of the article. Those who succeed with these spe cialties, and there are many who do succeed and make small fortunes, nearly always begin very near at homo. The man with the improved pick goes to every contractor in his immediate neighborhood and tries to interest him. If he can't interest a man he can see and talk to, he can't interest those far away, to whom he can only write. When he has got a lot of his neighbors to using his pick, he finds he is begin ning to make a little profit out of his sales, though the article is not known 50 miles away and the big country has never been touched. But the enthusi astic indorsement of his near-by friends he puts into a neatly printed circular, and writes a strong, enthusiastic per sonal letter to those who are so far away he can't go to see them. He gets only three orders from a hundred let ters, but that is enough to show a profit on the first sales, and he knows that future sales will pay him hand somely. And so the enthusiasm of his first customer grows until it reaches far and big interests take him up and help him to carry the good news every where, in return for a liberal share in the profits. The druggist first tells his own pat rons about his tasteless castor oil. They are so much pleased that he writes to a number of druggist friends in other towns, and because they are his friends they try his discovery. Thfe merits of the thing create enthusiasm in each of these points, testimonials come in of their own accord, and the spontaneous enthusiasm of those who are pleased is little by little spread farther and farther. He doesn't bank rupt himself by trying to do too much, he feels his way step by step and letter by letter. He tries over and over again to tell his story till he has found the best way, and after a while the volume of orders coming in every day shows a fine profit. On Their Minds. "I've got something on my mind that I've got to get rid of," said the author, bursting in and seizing a pad and pencil. "And when you have got ten rid of it and have received a check for it, there is something down in the milliner's window that I want to get on my mind," said the au thor's wife, picking up his hat, coat and umbrella. HOW ARTIST GETS SUBJECTS Unpatented Device That Noted Writer Suggested Might Be Useful to Authors. The Young Idea. "Ma," said a newspaper man's son, "I know why editors call themselves 'we, Why?" "So's the man that doesn't like the article will think there are too many people for him tp tackle."—Christian Work and Evan gelist. only one subject at a time is shown through the little slit that I have cut in the paper that covers my dials. Now turn the left-hand dial." I turned it and came on "Oxford." "Now spin the other one for the atmospheric conditions." This brought me "June clouds." "You see Oxford, in June. Very easy to paint Magdalen gardens un der June clouds—and so it goes. But I seldom have to use my machine, as my mind is full of places I have seen." Wonderful man! If men had never humored their laziness we would have had no great inventions. Why could not authors have a plot dial and a character dial? It might change the style of stories now current—Charles Battell Loomis, in Success Magazine. broke In panic and homes. fled for their Remained a Major. A newspaper man once asked the late J. K. Hudson whether he should call him "major" or "general." Hud son was a major in the civil war and was made a brigadier general in. the Spanish war, but in the latter conflict he did not get into active service. "Call me major," said Hudson in reply to the question. "I was vaccinated for 'general,' but it .didn't take." Wedding Month In Germany. In Germany the month of April is the chosen time for weddings. One must, however, be careful to select a lucky day for the event The lucky days, so say those who know, are the second, fourth twelfth and twenty* second. The unlucky days are the seventh eighth, tenth, sixteenth and twenty-first just Shopping. "Here's one proposition that holds "What's that?" "Two can shop as cheaply as ons." Cousin Orone McDooble— 3yElliS PQ Author of~Pigs ILLUSTRATED By N rmni Just as he got half-way there and was passing under the apple tree at full trot, a great big serpent swung doUrn out of the tree and darted at him. It missed his face by an inch, but its long cold body struck him across the cheek, and Cousin Orone McDooble fell like a shot. The next morning he found that it was only the rubber garden hose, which his wife had draped over the limb to dry, but he didn't have the slightest suspicion of it as he lay un der the tree, and he had a right to be scared. Anybody would be scared to have a slithy garden hose swinging just above his head that way, ready any minute to drop down and bite. Nothing ig so venomous as the bite of a garden-hose at one o'clock in the morning. Then suddeiUy a cold chill passed over him. He realized that the gar den-hose was trying to fascinate him with its glittering eye, as serpents al ways fascinate birds they mean to de vour in a minute or two. He tried to take his eyes away, and he couldn't and he tried to flutter his wings, and he couldn't and so he just uttered a couple of mournful little chirps and peeps and kept gazing at the cruel noz zle of the garden-hose, and hoped death would be painless when the garden hose swallowed him. But he couldn't bear it. It got on his nerves. He wept when he thought that he was nothing but a poor little sparrow so near his doom, and when he saw he didn't have the slightest chance against the wily serpent he thought he'd bet ter be an ostrich, rather than a spar row, for he would have a better chance in a fight for life. So he squawked as near like an ostrich as he could, and stuck his head in a water pail that was handy, as ostriches always hide their heads when danger threat ens. Every little while he peeked out to see if the serpent had gone away, but it hadn't. There it hung with its glittering eye on him every time. If it hada't been for Cousin Orone McDooble'* knowledge of natural his tory he would have been devoured by the garden-hose long before that but knowing about ostriches, and turning into one, had postponed his death, be cause a gaTden-hose has to swell up considerably before it can swallow an ostrich. And just then was when Cousin McDooble's natural history knowledge came to his aid, for the memory of the East Indian mongoose returned to his mind. He knew that the mongoose is kept as a pet by many Hindoos to Kill serpents, andthat very minute he decided that the best thing he could do was to be a mongoose. So he did. The only thing that troubled him was that he didn't know what a mon goose looked like or how it acted or what kind' of a noise it made. He couldn't to save his. life remember whether it was a Dirt or a beast, but he was pretty sure it wasn't a'fish. NEWELk & And All at Once He Jumped Up and Bit the Garden Hose in the Neckl My Cousin Orone McDooble of Betz ville had a narrow escape from death last Wednesday night, and he might be dead now, if it hadn't been for his quickness of mind, and his knowledge of natural history. My Cousin Orone had been spending a few hours at Slug Wilson's Palace bar in this village, and about one o'clock in the morning he started for home, and something in the sort of sinuous way he was wan dering up the street made him think of snakes. Perhaps he had had snakes in mind before that I don't know. Any way, when he reached home he had his mind pretty full of snakes and eels and lizards and reptiles and serpents generally, and was feeling mighty wor ried about them, and thinking that something ought to be done about it for the good of the public, and just then he heard his chickens squawking in the hen house, and it came to his mind that there might be a boa-con strictor or a python eating his best poultry that very minute. So he start ed down the side path to his hen house on a run. ter Newell A fish wouldn't be much good at run ning around a house chasing snakes. But Cousin Orone McDooble did the best he could, and it worked pretty well, for a garden-hose isn't particu lar what kind of noise an imitation mongoose makes, just so it makes a good loud noise. So Cousin Orone McDooble got down on his hands and knees and made a noise like a mon goose. It was something like a dog and something like a hyena. And every three yelps he snarled and showed his teeth and jumped at the garden-hose. The garden-hose just hung there as silentiand still as the grave and glared him in the eye! And the mors it glared the madder Cousin Mongoose McDooble got. He fairly bounced around under the garden-hose oa UVs hands and knees, snarling and snap ping, and all at once he jumped right up and bit the garden-hose in tlw neck! And the garden-hose bit back! That almost settled Cousin Orone Mongoose, for all at once he remem bered something he had forgot, which was that the mongoose, before fear lessly attacking a serpent, neutralizes the poison by eating the Ophiorhiza Mungos, and he had forgotten to eat any! So he dashed away and lt a piece off a rhubarb plant, ami th?a dashed back and bit the gard^a-hoaa, and he kept it up ufitil on oae round trip the spigot of the nozzle caught in his pockec and as he ran the garden hose leaped out of the tree and went leaping after him. My, but Cousin Orone McDooble was scared! He jumped right into the rhubarb patch and ate three whole plants before he was sure he had eaten enough poison antidote, but once he was sure he was no more afraid of that garden hose than I would be. He lay right down flat and seized it by the nozzle, and wrapped his legs around it, aai chewed it, growling like a pup with a slippery bone. It was a struggle for life or death, and Cousin Orone McDooble chewed 18 feet of that rubber garden-hose be fore he was sure it wag dead, but when he was sure it was dead he was the happiest mongoose that ever killed a garden-hose. He got up on his hairfs and knees and capered around the yard uttering short, sharp barks of joy, and then, not feeling sure that all the serpents in Betzville were dead, and that he ought to protect his poultry at all hazards, he went into the hen house and went to sleep. And the next morning he couldi't remember for the life of him whether he was a rooster or a mongoose, and he might never have had the heart to come out of the hen house if he hadn't thought of compromising. So he barked like a mongoose three times and crowed twice, and let it go at that. (Copyright, 1809, by W. G. Chapman.) Duties of Royal Bodyguard. To stand in a ring around the king of England, should he go out upon the battlefield, and protect him with formidable battle axes, was the origi nal duty of the honorable corps of gentlemen-at-arms, which has cele brated its four hundredth anniversary. The ancient bodyguard, however, still has duties when the king is in London. At levees in St James' pal* ace they are required to be in attend ance, standing solemnly in quaint scarlet coats and with white-plumed helmets, officially •. keeping clear: a passage to the royal presence. It is their duty also to be present when there is a court at Buckingham pal ace and when the king opens parlia ment. Their battle axes date far back to the days of the Spanish armada. They were actually brought over on the ill fated Spanish galleons, and, filling into the hands of the English, were given to the king's bodyguard. White Blossoms the Mist Frafrant As a rule white blossoms are the most fragrant WERE BOTH OF MIXED BLOOD Points of Resemblance Between In* lishman andCowboy, ss tho Latter Understood It. "The countess de Pourtales was New York LorUjard," aaid a ifejr York tobacconist *so on" both Sides, of course, she has blue blood. Yet she is withoutfalse pride. 1 "At a retent ^tobacco* men'sconvdh-' tftfc director told me' of a remark th# 66uftteii made In- Blarrit* to as arrogant Englishman. .c i^This fellow boasted of his ancestry* The oountess ..said, that sort,.of,. talk wouldn't be understood in the wil£ west ..jBhfr said 4a, JSng^shman said to,a Texas cowoy once: Tudor1 bi&bd in toy velnis on the maternal side and thrixUghmy father's family I am a Plantaganet' *s that *or said the cowboy, trtghteningf with keen interest *My blood's a leetle Hrixed, too. If 7 grand father was a Jersey tenderfoot and my grandmother a Digger Indian squaw. We're both half-breeds, stranger. Come and liquor up!' "—Cincinnati Enquirer. SORE EYES CURED. Eye-Balls and Lids Became Terribly Inflamed—Was Unable to Go About —All Other Treatments Failed, But Cuticura Proved Successful. "About two years ago my eyes got In such a condition that I was unable to go about. They were terribly in flamed, both the balls and lids. I tried home remedies without relief. Then I decided to go to our family physician, but he didn't help them. Then. I tried two more of our most prominent physicians, but my eyes grew continually worse. At this time a friend of mine advised pie to try Cuticura Ointment, and after using it about one week my eyes were con siderably Improved, and in two weeks they were almost well. They have never given me any trouble since and I am now sixty-five years old. I shall always praise Cuticura. G. B. Halsey, Mouth of Wilson, Va., Apr. 4, 1908." Potter Drag Cbem. Corp., Sola Props., BoaUm. ACCENT ON THE "PU8." ~~•& Teacher—Now, Jimmy Green, can you tell me what an octopus is? Jimmy Green—Yes, sir it's an eight-sided cat. Forestalled. "Well, Mrs. Dennis, what are yon going to give Pat for Christmas this year?" inquired the recipient of Mrs. Dennis' regular washday vlsts, one day at the beginning of the festal season. "'Deed thin, ma'am, I don't know," replied Mrs. Dennis, raising herself from the washtub and setting her dripping arms akimbo. "I did be thinkin' I'd give him a pair of pants, but, Lord bless ye, ma'am, only last night didn't he come home wid a pair on."—Success Magazine. The Novel Type. In a late magazine story a perfectly lovely girl is described as follows: "She was very small and dark, and very active, with hair like the color ol eight o'clock—daylight and darkness and lamplight all snared up together, and lips like all crude scarlet and eyes as absurdly big and round as a child's good-by kiss." How do you like it? Would a girl who answered that description be worth shucks in everyday expert ences?—Atchison Globe. A Reflection. "To my annoyance," she said, "1 found he had a lock of my hair. How he got it I can't imagine." The older girl smiled oddly. "When you were out of the room, perhaps?" she hazarded. THIRD OPERATION PREVENTED By Lydia E.Pinkham'sVeg* etableCompound Chicago. HL "I want to tell yon what Lydia E. Pinkham's [Vegetable Compound did for me. I was so sick that two of the best doctors in Chicago said I would die if I did not have an operation. I had already had two operations, and they wanted me to go through a third one. I suffered day and night from in flammation and email tumor, and never thought of seeing a well day again. A friena told me how Lydia £. Finkham'sVeg etable Compound had helped her, and I tried it and after the third bottle was cured."—Mrs.AXVENA SPEBLIKG* II Langdon Street, Chicago, Ili If yon ate ill do not drag along aft home or in your place of employment until an operation is necessary, but build up the feminine system, and re move the cause of those distrei For i. daril remedy fo? female ills, andhas positively restored the health of thoo sandsof women who haye been troubled with displacements, Inflammation, ul» ceration, fibroidtumors, irregularities, periodic pains, backache, bearing-down feeling, flatulency, indigestion, dlqt ness, or nervona prostration. Why don't yon try it?