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VETERAN IN REMINISCENT MO TELLS GOOD STORY. Owes His Life to Gentle Hea Southern Lady Who Used HeroicRAT Methods to Cure Him -L of Pneumonia. id "I've been in tight places in battlCoi. 3am tne li. A. K. man in reminisc e Iwoman? "The question was suggest mood, "and generally acquitted myge0j2d," writes a Parisienne, "by a cosmo honorably. But once I was yesLpolitan reunion of friends in Paris one hero! - naj night recently, and the various opin- "Several youngsters of us, wild W1 ions given supplied food for thought, enthusiasm, had gone into the ar The European countries were well from college. Such a trifle as consfaj represented half a dozen Parisians, ing our families couldn't stop us. Af I four Spaniards (two of each sex), a some rough experiences in camp, thM Russian, who had been a famous beau was a skirmish in which several ty in the years that are gone by, wounded. These and others of us, s. j and one Irish woman, who had to rep from exposure, were deposited in resent the British empire in her own improvised hospital m a small viilapui Medical supplies were few, the was only one doctor, and some office wives, left at the place, did what thm could in nursing. The dangerous wounded got the attention, tne rest ; us fared anyhow. The doctor h! fflvfln TY1Q nllrtllf 4-YTfi mlnntnn n rushed away, muttering somethli about pneumonia. , "As I lay on my hard couch, forg ten, despairing, my thoughts were n'1 according to romantic ideals 's dierly.' I had enlisted without ct: suiting mother! Boy as I was, i fear of death was not so much the fQ ol actual aymg as it was tnat ot ii naughty child come to grief in naughtiness and now about to be out. "A slip of a girl who I learned was a colonel's wife was giving drink of water when the doctor dai by. 'My dear child,' he expostul 'you shouldn't be here what will colonel say?' 'I don't care,' she ret ed, spiritedly. 'I've got to help poo sick boys you can go along. tan, an' the colonel, too!' "So here was another young th out of place, threatened with righ authority! I opened my heart tori I was going to have pneumonia, I one was doing anything for me, ari P I died, what would my mother say " 'Poo' boy,' she cooed. 'I rec 1 the doctah hasn't a minute foh :6l. But I'll cure yoh, If you'll jus, do ?nt " Til do anything,' I rashly pr ised, and off she went, all import with her charge, returning prese: with something in a cloth. " 'Yoh mus' keep it on two nous she said, impressively. 'It'll hu't aAl but. yoh promised.' "She shed tears of pity, as with help of an old negro, she wrapped ;p:' front and back, in a mustard plafgt the like of which never was. 'F boy, I jus' feel how it hu'ts, but membah how mad youah' mothjh would be if yoh didn't get well!' "Did I keep it on I did, for ttc houahs,' manfully remembering mqh er and hearing my little nurse's "5pu promised!' "And," concluded the veteran, d give a great deal to see my nupe again. She not only saved my life, iut made me a hero for once perforfe! 'Besides, I've always wanted to find ut ;if the colonel was as mild with herias mother was with me when she fofcd New American Industry. The infant industry of raw silk jro- auction gives promise or ueveiorcng into sturdy and vigorous manhqul, ieven though protective d uties and the aid of state or national bounties or denled it. The father of the pres?nt movement to establish seri-culture as a permanent and profitable brand of American industry is Louis Horn's Ma gid, a German by birth, an Italian by descent and an American by choice and adoption. At Tallulah Falls. Ga. he owns 3,500 acres of land, on which he has planted more than 200,000 mul berry trees, which are now from three to five years old, and which are de signed for the feeding of millions of silk worms. The land will be subdi vided into many small farms and leased or sold to persons willing to engage in silk culture. Mr. Magid has proven that silk can be produced as cheaply in America has in any oth er country and that the $100,000,000 or more expended annually for foreign silks might just as well be kept at home for the benefit of American farmers, workmen and manufacturers. Technical World. Why He Married Her. A country justice of the peace, when upward of 70 years of age, mar ried a. girl about 19, and being well aware that he was likely to be rallied on the subject, he resolved to be pre pared. Accordingly, when any of his intimate friends called upon him, af ter the first salutations were passed, he was sure to begin the conversation by saying he believed he could tell them news: "Why," said he, "I have married my tailor's daughter." If asked why, the old gentleman replied: "Why, the father suited me so well for 40 years past that I thought the daughter might suit me for 40 years to come." American Civility Criticized. Owen Owen, a dry goods man, who is in a large way of business in Liver pool, tells in the Draper's Record of what he saw on a recent visit to the United States. He speaks with wonder of the many attractions and conveni ences American dry goods men fur nish for their customers, but remarks: "One hardly ever hears the phrase 'Thank you' in an American shop. Without being actually rude, the as sistants seem to lack some of the pol ish which is expected from them in this coutnry." JLESSING OF TACT. F MORE VALUE THAN BEAUTY, SAYS PARISIENNE. possessing This Quality, woman Has Power to Charm All That Corns Within Radius of Her Personality. What is the most popular quality in person. "The Parisians, without exception, i declared that 'esprit' was the quality which gleaned most love, the Span iards voted for beauty and the Rus sian for personal magnetism. The Irish woman tentatively uttered the single word 'tact.' It was a thor oughly enjoyable evening, and every one took part in the discussion with real pleasure, but when 'tact' was the subject-matter it was a case of 11 voices to one. They all agreed that this quality, though eminently de sirable, was too impersonal to at- tract 0ve "I wonder if readers of this para graph will also decide 'tact' as a magnet for love. Personally I think it represents the axle on which the wheels of happy life revolves. Beau ty is adorable the best introduction a woman can have, and one which gives her the rteht of entry into most places, but it is not enough. 'Esprit' is a dangerous will-u'-the-wisp, which leads Its worshipers into uncom fortable positions, for a noted wit can rarely resist the temptation to say a clever thing even when it gives un told pain to some other person. "If you will think the matter over," continues this critic, "you will see that 'tact' has much to do with the attracting and capturing of the mis chievous little blind god! The most beautiful woman in the world will quickly become undesirable if she does not take the trouble to rub one's fur the right way; or, at least, if she does not avoid rubbing it back ward! 'Esprit' is a delightful quality in a salon, but do we care to live with it when life is clouded over and when the sun of success refuses to shine? Tact at its best is a gift of nature; certainly it cannot be learned. Of course, we can train oureslves to avoid giving offense, and we can cul tivate a 'sweet manner,' but the true tact which attracts universal lore is born, not made, and of all nature's gifts it is the most desirable. "The woman who possesses it will never give vpr permit one kiss too many; she will never ask undesirable questions, she will never see the things which she is not expected to see. The woman of inborn tact is a creature of whom men never tire, to whom girls cling. If she be beautiful and witt'- 50 much the better; but she will not let eitner ol tnese quali ties leap to the surface. It is a well known fact that forgiveness may fol low in the train of physical injury, but never in that of wounded vanity; it is equally true that most persons deeply resent being reminded of weaknesses when the weak moment is past. The woman of tact sees all and sees nothing; hears all and hears nothing." Take Quail in Nets. Netting quail for market is a busi ness of considerable extent along the northern shores of the Mediterranean sea and particularly in Egypt. The first netting takes place in the autumn, when the birds pass from th'eir northern breeding grounds to spend the winter in the south; the second is in the spring, when they journey from their winter resort back to the familiar breeding grounds. Made of gray twine, so as to be as near invisible as possible, these long nets are spread across the line of flight of the birds, the quail are at tracted to their doom in various ways. Sometimes artificial calls are used with great effect. In certain parts of the Greek archi pelago the first victims are made to entice others into the nets. These early captives are blinded and set In cages in the sun. They begin to "ig and the great flocks that follow hear the song and seek to learn Its sources. Cold Job for the Under Man. Some years ago an Irishman, not long from the old country, secured a job cutting ice. The foreman gave Pat an Ice saw (ice in those days was cut by hand) and told him to go on the pond and go to work cutting ice. Now, Pat had seen a crosscut saw that is used in cutting logs, that requires a man on either end, and, as the sa that the foreman gave him resembled the crosscut he had seen, he supposed it required two men to work it; so, seeing another man standing near, when he was to commence cutting, he said: "Say, friend, I'll toss up a cent to see who goes below." Belief. "You should cultivate a more cheer ful disposition," said Mr. Cheerup. "Believe in the honesty of human na ture." "Yes," answered the man with the acid countenance, "most everybody does till he has indorsed notes for a few people." Western Lands. You are Overlooking if You Fail to There is no sufficient or permanent reason why lands that will pro duce from 315.00 to S30.00 worth of wheat per acre each year should long remain at so low a price. The only reasuu applies to all new Countries. We have as yet more land than people. The flood of immigration for the past 20 years swept over the Western States of the Union and filled them up and land has advanced and made fortunes for its holders. The flood is now headed toward Western Canada and conditions are changing and land advancing. The ambitious and far-sighted man will get "in on the ground floor. Wtat do Yon Think of This Table!? Manitoba Wheat Productions in Comparison. The following table will giv6 some idea of the producing capacity per acre of this land as compared with that of the wheat raising belt in the United States. 1(f'' 1903 1902 1901 1900 bu Bu" Bu- Bu- Bu- Bu' Manitoba 21 7 16 4 20 0 25 1 8 9 17 1 Kansas 12 7 17 1 10 9 18 5 17 7 9 8 Minnesota 14 2 13 1 13 9 12 9 10 5 13 4 North Dakota 12 7 12 7 15 9 13 1 4 9 12 8 South Dakota 10 4 13 8 12 2 12 9 G 9 10 7 Nebraska 12 2 12 6 20 9 17 1 12 0 10 3 Iowa 14 7 12 1 Missouri 116 87 In the Northwest Territories being much more recently settled than Manitoba the records do not go back so far, but they show an aver age yield per acre equal to that of Manitoba, and for the last two years as a matter of fact, greater. Can You Afford to be Indifferent? Take Advantage of it, it is the Wise Thing for You to do. The following shows the experience of one man: Twenty years ago Mr. Hugh Ilerin, of Chicago, was the owner of 200 acres of Illinois land which had come to be worth 860 per acre. He de cided to sell'at tbis price and with the proceeds purchased 1300 acres in Minnesota; he improved this tract and enjoyed a greatly increased income. A few months ago he sold his Minnesota land at 805Jper acre and hasjmr chaaed ,10,000 acred in WesternCanada which he proposes to develop into a bananza farm. Certainly this was a wise decision in each case on tho part of Mr. Herin. It ls'much 'better to have 10,000 acres of equally good land hero in Western Canada than to have 200 acres in Illinois. The same op portunity is open to thousands of men owning small tracts of high priced lund to come to this Western Country and do tho same thing. jAny' Holt County man owning 1G0 acres can do tho same. If Mr. Horin had no thought of tho future welfare of his posterity he was well "repaid by pro yiding for a much larger income for himself. Do not imagine this is a wilderness or a back woods country; jit is a land of activity and under most modern methods. To illustrate there is a farm of 1200jacres near Brandon, on which most of the power, including the threshing of 700 acres of grain, is provided by electricity. There are immense farrus on which tho plowiug is practically all done by steam power and nowuere can grain be grown at less expense. Certainly there is no good reason why Missouri lands of no better soil nor capable of pro ducing no more dollars worth of grain per acre than these, which are within a single day's ride of St Paul, should sell at tonjtimes the price. I am in f.he Land Business and cover Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. I have wild and improved Lands, large anujsmall farms, ranches, coal fields, timber limits, etc. I will take pleasure in showing either a large or small proposition. I represent the buyer and procure lands for my clients at the lowest possible prices and on the best terms. 1 1 Want to Hear in Holt County 1. Who sells his farm and must have a new location. 2. Who lives on leased or rented land. 3. Who is burdened with heavy mortgages. 4. Whose lands are poor or unsatisfactory. 5. Land owners who desire to enlarge their holdings to provide for ma turing children. 6. The business man or financier who wants tcr buy large tracts of land for colonization or speculation purposes. I will mail to any address, free of charge, maps, printed matter and all information. If you write to me I will write to you. mm F Winnipeg, References: The Traders Bank The Northern Bank and the Imperial Bank, All of Winnipeg. i C a Great Opportunity Investigater From Every Man 7 Manitoba. anada HER MI OVER HOT EMBERS. FIRE WALKERS TRUDGE WITH OUT VISIBLE HARM. Streni-ous Form of Worship and Devil Driving in India Remarkable Feats Witnesesd by Trav elers from the West. A large trench is dug in front of the shrine, about 30 or 40 feet long and ten feet broad and two or three leet deep. During the morning this is filled with logs of wood and fagots, which are set on fire and by the evening become a mass of glowing, red-hot embers. After dark the people assemble with torches and tom-toms and music, and then some 30 or 40 people prepare to walk lengthwise over the embers. They are worked up to a great state of excitement by the tom-toms and shouts of the crowd, and then the whole 30 or 40 walk over barefooted, quite slowly and deliber ately, in single file, headed by one of the "pujaris." This custom of fire walking is quite common in Malabar. Kooriche, three miles from Tellichery, in the direction of the French settlement of Mahe, is a locality reputed for fire walking. Here a famous "pujari" by the name of Oochatta dwells. He actually sits on a heap of fire at an annual festival, but is said to be protected by the bark of the areca nut, which is known to be a bad conductor of heat At the vil lage of Putinam, 32 miles from Telli chery, in the Kaval Taluq, north Mala bar, a weird ceremony is performed annually, at midnight, in connection with the worship of the village deity, when the "pujari," who goes by the name of Chamandy, throws himself incessantly on a heap of fire, about six feet high and fifteen feet broad, until he is able to knock every faggot down and level the whole heap with the ground. One end of a rope is fastened to his arms, while the other end is seized by two Malayali low caste men, who pull the "pjari" away each time he rushes on the heap of fire. Two women at the same time, with brooms bring the fagots together as they are knocked down by the "pu jari" and endeavor to restore the heap of fire as it is being dismantled by him. The wood is the "puum," a hard jungle wood of the Malabar forest. When the whole heap is leveled with the groud the "pujari" brings this ceremony to a close. Khaza Prabhu, a pepper merchant of Tellichery, who died a few years ago, and whose memory is still green, had a great name here for curing peo ple who were possessed of the devil, and was a great fire eater to boot. He believed he was often summoned to the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple by the deity of this shrine to cure people troubled with the devil. Here he was wont to incarcerate many devils that were troubling the people of Telll c'.ery, and every loose stone one no tices in the temple precincts repre sents one such devil driven out of the human body and imprisoned by him. These stones are granite slabs, are generally three to five feet long and rest against a wall or tree. In the temple of Malabar there are spveral deities, but the number must nfivnr exceed 39 in each. At Audaloor village, three and a half miles from Tellichery, one of the village deities, Davatha Issuran by name, committed atrocious sins and the other deities pulled out his tongue, and Angaraka- ram and Bappuran, two warrior dei ties, drove out the other deities from Hie temple, allowing only any number less than 40 to dwell in any one shrine. From this date Angarakaran, the war rior, carries a long sword, while Bap puran bears a sword and shield as well, and they are the principal dei ties worshiped during the ceremony of fire walking. Some of the minor dei ti o are Muthupendalvyam Khandhak arnan and Kuttichathan, but all such are not propitiated excepting Vassury mara, the smallpox god; Chamandy, who puts devils into human bodies, and 111! and Makal the mother and her two children of the jungles who smite people with jungle fever. Mad ras Didcesan Magazine. His' Choice for Dessert. A story of a certain newspaper man and one of his pugilistic friends is going the rounds and making quite a hit with all who hear it. The two had been together all day and along about nine o'clock that evening the man who writes the news said: "Come and have lunch with me, Tommy." They ate and ate until the newspaper man could hold no more. He toyed with his table tools for a moment, and then he said to his friend: "Well, what are you going to have for dessert?" "Wat's dat?" asked the other. "Why, something to end the dinner with," explained the newspaper man. Then the pugilist did something un Ynppterl He Dicked un the bill of fare, scanned It as he picked his teeth, and finally exclaimed: "Gimme a beef stew!" Columbus Dispatch. An Unfair Advantage. "Mrs. Nagg is the most Inconsistent woman I know." "How's that?" "She had the words 'Rest in peace' carved on her husband's tombstone, yet she visits the grave every day." Translated for Tales from Meggen dorfer Blatter. Good-Hearted. Boarder I'll pay you very soon I am going to be married. Landady Oh, don't do that, Mr. Hardup just on account of the few dollars you owe me." Translated for Tales from Meggendorfer Blatter. j Directories. Presbyterian Church. James McFarland. Bible School at 9:30 every Lord's Day.; Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. m. Prayer Service Tuursday evening at 8 p.K Preaching every Lord's Day at 11 a. m. .aafl 8 p. m. Woodvllle every Sabbath at 3 u. m. Everybody cordially invited to attend ta above services. Christian Church. Elder W. A. Ilaynes, Pastor. Bible school every Lordsday 9:30 a. m. Rob'U Callow, superintendent. 1. P. S. C. E. every Lordsday 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening at i P. m, Preaching every second and fourth; Lord- d ay, morning and evening. Meeting of official board every first Lordsday All cordially invited to attend ail meeting ot the church. M. E. Church. T. J. Enyeart, Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath morning and eves mg at 10:45 a. m., and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school every Sabbath at 9 :30 a. m. 1. 5?. Morgan. Snpt. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 7:30 p. m. Epvrth League Junior every iSabbath 3 p hi., and senior one hour before preaching very Sabbath evening. Business meeting of the official board tMe tirst Monday of each month, at 4 :30 p. m. J, A. Kreek, secretary of the board. W. F. M. Society meets the first Friday of each month, 2:30 p. m. Evangelical Church. B. H. Hobbs, Pastor. Sunday school at 10 a, ni. Prayer meeting Thursday at 8 p. m. Services every Sunday.morning and eveninr. Regular preaching services the first and third Sundays at 11 a.m., and the second sad urth Sundays at 8 p. m. Preaching at Nickell's (Jrove on the first and third Sundays at 8 p. m., and the second and fourth Sundays at 11 a. m. Preaching at Culp school house on tbe flna and third Sundays of each month. Preaching at Benton church second aaft fourth Sundays All are cordially invited to attend. German M. E. Church, Rev. Wm. Tonat, Pastor. Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. Preaching every Sunday at 10:30 a. m. Preaching every Sunday at the Nodaway hurch at 2 :30 p. m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Everybody cordially invited to attend above ervices. M. E. Church.Forest City. Rev. Thorpe, Pastor. Preacning on the second and fonrth Sunday u each mouth, 11 a. in., and eveulng. Preaching on the first and third Sunday eren ic. Sunday school every Suuday at 9 30 a. m. Junior League at 2:30 p. m., and Senior ieague at 7 p. m. J. A. Lease, Pres. Prayer meeting every Tuesday evening 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid society every Friday at 2 :30 pj, Irs. E. A. Scott, Pres. Preaching at Kimsej school house on the irst and third Sunday mornings. Sunday school at in a. m. James Lease iupt. All are cordially invited to attend. Christian Church,New Point. Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Preaching on the first and third Sundays b achlmonth, 11 a. m., and evening. Y. P. S. C. E. every Sundayevening,6 :30 p.m. All are cordially invited to attend. Ourzon Christian Church, Bluff City. W. H. Hardman, Pastor. Preaching on the second and fourth LonJi iaj at 11 a. in. and 7 :30 p. m. Bible school eacn Lordsday at 10 a. m, Methodist Protestant. J. L. Wallace". Pastor. Preaching at Highland on the first aaA ihlnl Sundays of each month. Morning, at 11 I'clook. Evening, at So'cloek. Sunday school iit 10 o'clock every Sunday morning. Preach ing services at Oak Grove school house every lirst. and third Sunday afternoon, following Sunday sehooi. Sunday school at o'clock .very Sunday afternoon. Oregon Protective Association. Meets the first Saturday afternoon in eaen i:ontii at 1 ;30 p. in.,at the office of 11. C.Bentoa M. Stout Secy, 60 YEARS' EXPERIENCE I RADE HIARHS Designs Copyrights Ac. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether mo invention is probably patentable. Communica tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents. 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Tho Republican candidates.Noville' and Kennish, were nominated by dele gates who were elected by the voters at home, ana who paid their railroad fare to the judicial convention, while Wood Bon and Graves wore nominated by about 400 men who held proxies, and the 400 proxieites were headed and managed by Col. Wm. H. Phelps. This is neither a campaign lie nor a joke, and should be carefully considered by every voter before he casts his ballot on the 6th of next November. Hermitage Index.