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Girls Taught Work Which They Can Carry On at Home. In 1905 an experimental school of spinning and weaving was started in a remote ISuer village, j-ays the South ern Work- T!. village cl'.ser. was PhiIij;;)oIis, in the Orange River "olony. Six girls were received when rh school opened its doors. -March KJ, lyu-'j. and it was soon pos sible to admit more from the long list ol applicants. During the first eight months, about 40 have received train ing in one or another of the branches of the work. The primary object is to teach work which girls can carry on at home with their own resources, independently of imported material, and. so far as possible, independent j also of external supervision, but with , a simple democratic and cooperative j organization among themselves. This j work is intended to be useful in mak-1 ing necessary articles lor their own homes, as cloth, coverlets, blankets, rugs; but it is also expected that a sale will he readily found for such '!.::igs in the towns So far th'Te has ing the articles made by the school. After two or three months of work in Philippolis, enough has been achiev ed to arouse interest through both the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony although no attention was even yet claimed in public. The ini tial success of the scheme passes . . ie u.jers -t.i.o are a cautiojs people begin tc believe that these industries can be rooted in every district and become an element in national life. RELIGION HAD TO "BEND." Allowances Called For in Case of Fat 'Possum. Representative John Sharp Wil laims tells of an encounter on a Mis souri road one Sunday morning be tween an itinerant preacher and a darky, who bore on his shoulder a freshly killed 'possum. "Have you any religious feeling, my friend?" asked the minister. "Shore," replied the darky, "I'se had religious bringin' up." "Then you ought to know that it is sinful to hunt on the Sabbath." "Mistah preachah," returned the darky, his eyes rolling till the whites shone, "does you expect any black man in Mississippi is gwme to tie his self to any religion dat allows a 'pos sum to walk right across de road ahead of him an' git away free? No, sah! A religion dat don't bend a lit tle when a fat 'possum heads you off couldn't be 'stablished round yere by all the preachers in de country." Jewels Disguised Here. Probably the most valuable agent whioii the jeweler possesses for changing and improving the color of precious stones is heat. The color of nearly all gems is affected by heat ing. Deep yellow topaz, Tor instance, changes to a delicate rose color, and is thereby enchanced in value to a very, considerable extent, the color be ing milch more sought after than the original hue. The operation, which is known as pinking, has to be con- ducted with care, since a little too been found near the place of the mur much fie would cause the color to de- ,ier. The hat was then produced in part ai.igether The entire loss of color, which avoided in the case of the topaz is, : found, and that it belonged to the pris however. eagerly desired in some j oner. other stones. Pale blue sapphires j ny virtue of your oath, are you may be rendered entirely colorless by i 1)0sitive that this is the same bar?" exposure for some hours to a regulat ed heat, and they thereby acquire great brilliancy so as to be passed off as diamonds. Everything But "Just look. dear. Don't you think I am a real automobile girl? What of 1 t my automobile veil?" j "Jl is beautiful." j "And this automobile coat Isn't it becoming to my figure?" "Wonderfully." And the automobile c-ip. Did you I ever see anything set so fetching?" j "Never." j "And even my hair is in a beau-! tiful automobile tousle. Isn't it ; grand?" "Indeed it is, dear, but but where j is your automobile?" I "Oh. I haven't a machine yet, but J after I save up 10.000 baking powder' labels and 20,000 soap wrappers, and j al the cigarette coupons the young men give me, Til get one in no time. : It won't take over ten years at the ! longest." How Gossip Grows. "Did you hear about Mr. Peasley?" "No. what is it?" "He's lost all his money." "Mercy! How did he lose it?" "I don't know, but George said he was running a sprinkling cart, and of course he wouldn't do that if he wasn't awfully poor." j "A sprinkling cart?" ' "Well. I suppose that's what George 1 meant. He said Mr. Peaseley was on the water wagon now." As Seen in the Park. A Roston gentleman and his small grandson were in an electric car one . day when a young man with a black band on his sleeve got in. The little boy looked at it and then said, "Grandpapa, why does he have that on his sleeve?" His grandfather replied, "Because he has lost some relative." "Oh." said the boy. "1 thought it j was to keep the caterpillars from ' crawling up!" i Would Be Monotonous. Moat things would so without sav. i Ing if we would only let them go that : way.--PideIphia Record. j MONEY IN FRENCH BANKS. figures Give Eloquent Testimony to Thrift of Nation. Alfred Xeymarck. a French statis tician, has recently made a computa t'on of rhe savings and investments of the people of Trance, with the re sult thai 3ie calculates that froinlSSo to 190" the dc posits in the great brnks of the country increased from ?;S.10o.00i) to 1579,100.000. In the s.i'!ie p riod the deposits in the Rank of Trance increase.i from $71,000,000 to $101,600,000. The value of bonds deposited in the banks increased from $r,22,G00.000 to $l,:!SG.O00.O00. The six great railroads sold $1.S9G,19:5 of bonds out of a capital of $80:1.200,000, and canceled on their old and new ioans $432,800,000. From 1SS0 to 1905 the depositors in the savings banks have subscribed and paid for $810,000,000 of govern ment bonds. The limit that each per son can deposit in the savings hanks is ?.".00. The interest on this su-ii, if not drawn, is invested by the bank in government bonds. From 1891 to I90:J the same class of people sub scribed for a;id held ! 04.000.000 of bonds istred by the French colonies and protectorates, $1S9.000.000 of city of Paris bonds, and $1S5.000,000 of local communal bonds and those of mortgage and loan companies. From 1SS5 to 1905 the deposits in the people's savings banks increased from $442,200,000 to $042,000,000, while the number of depositors in creased from 4,900.000 to 7,000,000 and the possessions of the mutual re lief societies from $11,200,000 to $.i2, 000.000. Mr. Xeymarck estimates the aggre gate value of stocks, bo.ds and other securities in the hands of French capitalists, $14.S0!).0L'O,OO0 in 1S90, at $17,400,000,000 in 1900, and $1S.G00, 000,000 at the end of the year 1905. Jerome and Jerome. That a prophet is not without a certain degree of honor and recogni tion, save in his own country, has been proved again at the hands of a young Louisville person. The young man in question reads things and talks about them with a careless abandon that frequently brings some startling information to light. Recently he was extolling to a friend the virtues of Mr. Jerome, of New York. The friend did not fully agree as to the extent of Mr. Je rome's powers, but finally laughed and said, familiarly: "Well, I guess William Travers is all right, at that." "Who's all right?" asked the young chap, with elevated brows. "Why, William Travers Jerome," re plied his friend. "That's his name, isn't it?" The young champion of Mr. Jerome laughed loud and long. "Well, of all the durn fools," he cried. "Don't you know his name is Jerome K. Jerome?" Louisville Times. Anecdotes of Dan O'Connell. There are a good many interesting stories told of the famous Daniel O'Connell. Once he was defending a prisoner indicted for murder. The principal witness against the defend ant swore that the prisoner's hat had court, and the witness swore positive- "Yes." "Did you examine it carefully before you swore that it was the prisoner's?" "Yes." "Now. let me see," said O'Connell. as he took up the hat and began care fully to examine the inside of it. He paused with a curious expression on his face, and then spelled aloud. "J-a-m-e-s. Now. do you mean to say i that that name was in the hat when you found it?" he asked, turning to i the witness. "I do." "Did you see it there?" "I did." "And this is the same hat?" "Yes." "Now, my lord." said the lawyer, turning to the judge, "there's an end to this case. There is no name what ever within this hat." The prisoner was instantly ac quitted. The Sunday Magazine. Let Him Right In. A minister, addressing a meeting j of the London Bible society, of which j the marquis of Anglesey was presi ' dent, said that St. Peter refused to ! admit the marquis as a peer, or i as Wellington's old officer, or lord lieutenant of Ireland, or the leader i of the horse guards at Waterloo; but i let him right in as soon as he fcttew , that he was president of the Bible so , ciety. i To a man who told a minister that a sinner was kept in hades only long enough to repent, the clergyman re plied: "Well, if you d rather go to j heaven by way of hades, there's J nothing to hinder your trying." In Greenland, the missionaries had t to describe heaven as a hot place, to j make it attractive to the Eskimo: but when a West African had ice de- j scribed to him. he thought that the ' missionary was lying or that it was j to be seen only in heaven. The Sun dav Magazine. All Changed. "Don't be so snappy," said Wround- j er. "There was a time when you ' used to call me the light of your ' life." "Yes." replied his wife, "but that b,?fore you began t0 s out every nisht." You are Overlooking' if You Fail to Then is no sufficient or permanent reason why lands that will pro duce from 815 00 to $:$0.0J worth of wheal per aero each year should long rornain at so iow a price. The only reason apphos to ail new Countries. Wo hav as yet more land than people. The Hood of immigration for the past 20 years s.vopt ovor the W-storn States of the Union and filled them up and lmd u-h advanced and made fortunes for its holders, , The flood is now hpaded toward Western Canada and conditions are changing and land advancing. The ambitious and far-sighted man will got in on the ground floor. What do You Tliiuli of This Tablei? Manitoba Wheat ProducMans in Comparison. The following table will give some idea of the producing capacity per acre of this land as compared with that of the wheat raising belt in the United States. Manitoba Kansas Aliunesota North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Iowa Missouri In the Northwest Territories being much more recently settled than Manitoba the records do not go back so far, but they show au aver agrt 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 llerin, of Chicago, was the owner of 200 acres of Illinois land which had come to bo worth 8(50 per acre. Ho de cided to soll'at this price and with tho procoods purchased 1300 acres in Minnesota; he improved this tract and on joyed a greatly increased income. A few months ago he sold his Minnesota land at SG5per acre and has pur chased 10,000 acre in Western Canada which he proposes to develop into a bananza farm. Certainly this was a wiso decision in each caso on the part of Mr Herin. It is much better to have 10,000 acres of equally good land here in Western Canada than to have 200 acres in Illinois. The samo op portunity is open to thousands of men owning small tracts of high priced land to come to this Western Country and do tho same thing. jjAny Holt County man owning 100 acres can do tho same. If Mr-. Herin had no thought of tho future welfare of his posteuty he was vvellrepaid by pro yiding for a much larger income for himself. Do not imagine this is a wilderness or a back woods country; fit is a land of activity and under most modern methods. To illustrate there is a farm of 1200 acres near Brandon, on which most of the power, including the threshiug of 700 acres of grain, is provided by electricity. There are immense farms on wh ch the pio.ving is practically all done by steam power and nowhere can grain oo grown at less expense. Certainly there is no good reason why Missouri lands of no bettor sod nor capable of pro ducing no more dollars worth of grain per acre than these, which aro within a single day's ride of St Paul, shouid sell at tenjtimes the price. I am in f.he Land Business and cover Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. I have wild and improved Lands, large andfsmall farms, ranches, coal fields, timber limits, otc. I will take pleasure in showing either a large or small propjsttion. I represent rhe buyer and procure lands for my clients at the lowest possible prices and on the best terms. I Want to Hear From Every Man in Holt County 1. Who sells his farm and must have a new location. 2. Who lives on leased or rented land. Who is burdened with heavy mortgagss. Whose lands are poor or unsatisfactory. Innd owners who desire to enlarge their holdings to provide for ma turing children. The business man or financier who wants to buy largo 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. m Winnipeg, References: The Traders Bank The Northern Bank and the Imperial Bank, All of Winnipeg. a Great Opportunity Investigator 10 yrsj ! I? IMl 10005 1899 bJu I Bu. Bu. Bu. Bu. Bu. 21 7 10 4 20 0 25 1 8 9 17 1 12 7 17 1 10 9 18 5 17 7 9 8 14 2 13 1 13 9 12 9 10 5 13 4 12 7 12 7 15 9 13 1 4 9 12 8 10 4 13 8 12 2 12 9 G 9 10 7 12 2 12 G 20 9 17 1 12 0 10 3 14 7 12 1 11 G 8 7 I 7 Manitoba. WORN BY BURGOYNE SWORD OF ENGLISH GENERAL IS IN AMERICA. Gift to Gol. Elisha Porter, of Hadley. Mass., It Has Been Treasured as an Heirloom Since Revolu tionary War. One of the most interesting relics of the revolutionary war in Massachu setts is a sword formerly belonging to Gen. Iiurgoyne, which was present ed by hmi to Col. Ehsna Porter, ol Hadley, and which is now in the pes , session of Col. Porter's great-grand ; son, Samuel D. Smith, of Hadley, says I the Boston Globe. . After Burgoyne's surrender at Sara I toga the prisoners, some ,Ul)U m : number, were marched from Albany to Boston, whence they were to be ; sent to England on condition of their ! not taking up arms against the colonists again. The Hessians were sent by one route and the Hng'ish, under charge of Col. Thomas Seymour, of Connec ticut. by another. The latter route was what was known as the Old Bay road, and was pretty nearly the s.im route as that now traversed by the Massachusetts Central railroad. When the prisoners reached Hadley they were quartered at the foot of what is now West street, near the Connecticut river. Burgoyne was ill. and Col. Porter who lived where his groat-grandson now lives, invited him to his home to rest over night. The next mornin before the general left for Boston, he gave Col. Porter his sword, which has been in the family ever since. Col. Porter charged his son never to allow it to go out of the family the son repeating the charge to his son. and he to the present members of the family, Samuel D. Smith and his sister. Miss Lucy Smith, who prize Gen. Burgoyne's gift very highly. The sword is what is known as a dress sword, or rapier. It is a beau tiful piece of workmanship, the handle being of silver exquisitely wrought, and the blade of finely tempered steel covered with delicate tracery. On one side of the blade near the hilt is the king's seal, with the well known words: "Honi soit qui mal y pense;" on the other side is a crown and the letters "G. R.," which stand for "Georgius Rex." Authorities who have examined the sword say they have never seen these letters on a sword before, and sug gest that it was presented to Gen. Burgoyne by the king, with whom he was a great favorite. The original scabbard, which was of leather, was silver mounted. This scabbard long since crumbled to pieces, and has been replaced by an other on which the original silvei mountings are placed. They contalfi the words: "Loxhaus. Royal Ex change." This sword is all the more inter esting from the fact that it was last worn at the battle of Saratoga, which, without doubt, was the decisive battle of the revolutionary war. for as tho result of this battle the French were led to send money and troops to the colonists at a time when they were most needed. After Burgoyne's soldiers reached Boston congress ordered olFicers and men sent to Georgia. Many of the soldiers settled in that state. Burgoyne was allowed to return to England the next spring, where he soon entered parliament and became a stanch friend of the colonists. Must Pay for Girth. So far as launudries are concerned, many women will soon be made to pay the penalty of unusual stature and girth. One Columbus avenue laundry that certainly has the cour age of its convictions has already in serted in its price list the following items: "Ladies' dress skirts, ordinary sizes. 40 cents up. "Ladies' dress skirts, extra length and width. GO cents up." To test the authenticity of this an nouncement, two women, one tall, the other of medium height, presented to the chief clerk two linen skirts which they wished laundered. "How much?" they asked. "Forty cents for this," said he: "GO cents for the other." "But mine hasn't a bit more work on it than hers." protested the tall woman. "Maybe not. but there's a lot more of plain surface to be gone over," he said. "Just read that notice, please," and he pointed to the revised list. X. Y. Globe. Folly in Worry. I once knowed a man dat hearn tell of a railroad wreck. He wuzn't on de train, but dat didn't make no diffunuco ter him. He sot right down he' did an' thought 'bout what might er happened of he'd been on dat train how many legs he'd had broke, an' mebbe his head would er been knock ed sideways, an' him not .havin' no accident policy! An' he worried 'bout it so his wife lef him, an' he married a widder 'ooman dat made him take out a accident policy, an' put him on de train an kept him gwine yer ar dar twel de train runned off en kilt him, sho' enough! An' when de wid der put a moniment over him, she put a writin' on it, sayin' it wuz all fer de bes', an' she wuzn't gwinter call him back no' mo'; an' she per suaded another man ter marry her; but he wuz wise ez de widder, an' she never could git him on a railroad train though I hear tell she still iiv:n" in hopes!" Atlanta Constitution. Church Directories. Presbyterian Church. Sabbat h School at !:30 every Sabbath. ( V. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. in. j Prayer s-ervice i'hur.Ml.iy evening at ;j p.u. . Preaching every Sabbath at I! a. in. aaC I S p. in. j WoodviHe every ?a!br.t!i at 2 p.. :.n. Everybody cordially invited to attend ths. j a have service Christian Church. Bible school every Lordsday !::fi)a. i. :'s fallow, superintendent. t . P. S. C. li. every Lordsday G:30 p. m. Prayer nieeiitiir every Thursday evenh'g at S l. in. Preaching every second and fourth; Lord- day. morning and eveniij . Att-eiiii4 of oilicial Doartl every llrst Lordstlaj All conlially mviteil to attend all meeting of '.be clinrch. Iff. E. Church. 'I'. .1. Enyeart. Pastor. Preaeliini: every Sabbath iiioniiiin and evet ns: at 10:43 a. in., and 7:30 p. in. Siincay scliou! every SabDatli at U :30 a. in. J. :. Morgan. Supt. Pratr nieftitt? every Thursday evening a :.'!0 ). in. Kpwortli League Junior every Sabbath 3 p :i., and senior one hour before preaching very Sabbath evening. ,s'"",ss etiap: ,f the offlci.il board the irst Monday of each montb. at 4 ::aj p. ni. J, l. Kreek. secretary of the board. W. F. M. Society meets the tirst Friday of acli month, 2:30 p. in. Evangelical Church. H. H. Ilobbs. Pastor. Sunday school ;,i toa. m. Prayer meeting Thursday at 8 p. m. Services every Siuiday,ni(riing and evening. liegu'nr preachina services the first and bird Sundays at n a. m.. and the secosd and Mirth Sundays at 8 p. m. Preaching at Niekell's (Jrove on the first and third Sundays at 8 p. m., and the second and 'mirth Sundays at 11 a. in. Crunching at Cuip school house on tho first and third Sundays of each month. Preaching at Kenton church second aad fourth Sundays AU are cordially invited to attend. German M. E. Church. Kev. Wm. Tonat, Pastor. Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. Preaching every Sunday at 10:30 a. m. Preaching every Sunday at the Nodaway btirch at 2 :30 p. in. Prayer Meeting Wednesday afternoon a 2 .:. Kverybody cordially invited to attend abore i-rvices. BL E. Church.Forest City. Rev. O. C. Cartien, Pastor. Preacnmg on the second and fourth Sunday ! each ni'Hitli, II a. in., and evening. Preaching on the first and third Sunday even -"g. Sunday school every Sunday at 0 :3 a. m. Junior League al 2:30 p. ui., and Senior '.eague at 7 p. in. J. A. Lease. Pres. Pr lyer meeting every Tuesday evening 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid society every Friday at 2 :30 p. trs. E. A. Scott, Pres. Preaching at Khnsey school house on the rst ami thiid Sunday mornings. Sunday school at m a. m. James Leu mpt. All are cordially invited to attend. Christian Church.New Point. Sunday school, y:3o a. in. Preaching on the first ami third Sundays e .ich.m.uith. II a. in., and evening. V. P. S. C. E. every Sundayevening,e :39 p.m. All .ir.- conlially invited to attend. Curzon Christian Church, Bluff City. H. Il.irdiiiai:. Pastor. i':-..-'i.M '..o thf-iToiid and toiirtb Lordi- t II ;i. t:. and 7 I'M p. m. ,!''':''s'i ' eaeii i.onUilav at in a. m. Methodist Protestant. .1. L. Wallace. Pastor. Preaching at Highland on the first and bird Mindays of each mouth. Morning, at 11 'c!o.-!c. Evening, at S o'clock. SundayschooL t 10 o'clock- every Sunday morning. Proach tig services at Oak Grove sel:.-o! house every iist and third Sunday afternoon, followlnf--unday school. Sunday schooi at o'clock vm-v Sunday afternoon. ' A. I El . olf.Nti MAX from Molt. , ounty n prepare for desirable position in Govt, dai! Service Salary. c.c00. Kapid promotion mW"o. Splendid opportunity. Address Box ie. Ci'd-tr i.'apids, Iowa. 60 YEARS' EXPERIENCE Traoe Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. Anvone sendlnir a sketch and description mar quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention is protmbly patentable. Communica tions strictlyconndciiti.nl. HflHnRfMK cn Patents sent free. Oldest ncency for securing patents. Patents taken throneh Munn & Co. receive tpecial notice, without chamc, in the Scientific American. A hnndsomely illustrated weekly. Lnrtrest cir- eulation of any ncientitlc Journal. 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