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A MIND AT PEACE.
Truly Said to Lend Grateful Music by Every Passer-by. The influences of a mind at peace are beyond all calculating. Those who understand that the laws of the sub tler matters work through thought functions know that thoughts are things and go whithersoever we send them, that they build real atmospheres around us, and hover in clouds above and about our friends. The harmon ized and loving mind distills its peace through all the mental atmosphere, wafting waves of contentment and pleasure as far as they reach. We know what sweet wholesomeness seems to be exhaled by the mere pres ence of some people. It is the inner harmonies of their minds permeating the mental and moral atmosphere. It is by the power of such gentle and healthful influences as these that we give our finest sympathy to the distressed. In our presence the wilt ing flower raises its drooping head. Strength is imparted to the sad and weary heart, courage to the despair ing, heart vitality to the loveless and lonely. Proof ourselves against dis aster, we mend the ills of others. The mind that is a mansion filled with all sweet sounds and harmonies lends its grateful music to every passer-by. HAD HIS EXCUSE READY. Private's Good Reason for Sailing Un der Distinguished Alias. Walter Wellman, the noted explorer, journalist and aeronaut, was discuss ing on the Carmania, on the way to America, an English aeroplane that had failed. "The machine," Mr. Wellman said, "is no good, and it never will be any good. Its Inventor's excuse for its failure he blamed the wind, the mo tor, a loose screw--begged the ques tion as the private did in the civil war. "This private escaped from camp one night, visited town, and in return ing was waylaid by a sentry. " 'Who goes there?' the sentry called in the darkness. " 'Gen. Grant,' the private answered in the voice of one who has consumed II beers and nine whiskies. "And thereupon the disgusted sen try knocked the man down with his musket butt. " 'Jim Jobbins,' the sentry ex claimed, recognizing the private as he helped him up, 'how dare you to say that you are Gen. Grant?' "The private tied his handkerchief around his head. " 'Well,' he stammered, 'if you'd do this to Gen. Grant, what wouldn't you have done to Jim Jobbins?' " Thinking Aloud. The philanthropic coal dealer was dictating a circular letter of friendly advice to be addressed to his custo mers. "Dear sir," he said, "from our knowledge of the supply on hand at the various centers, and from the con ditions governing the market, we feel warranted in assuring you that coal is now at the lowest notch at which it will be sold this year, and there fore now is the time to lay in your supply for next winter. The price will probably advance next month. By the lord mayor of London and the seven wise men of Greece, we know it will! Hold on!" he added hastily, looking over his stenographer's shoulder. "You needn't put that last sentence down. .My mind was wandering for a moment." Chicago Tribune. Beyond the Dreams of Avarice. The wealth is one of the inosi com parative of tonus was aptly illustrat ed by an old colored "mammy" in Charlston. S. C. She had been doing the laundry work of a certain family for quite awhile, but, deciding to leave the neighborhood, she had come to tell them that she would no longer be able to perform these duties. The lady of the house, wishing to secure another good washerwoman, inquired of the old woman as to the reliability of another negress who she happened to know lived next door to the first. "Laws, missus," replied the old darkey, "dat woman doan' do no washin; sh's rich, she is. She's got a doorbell to her house." If One Only Could. A group of New York brokers were talking about John W. Gates' rooms in the new Plaza hotel, rooms for which he pays $46,000 a year. "Well," said an elderly bachelor, "if Mr. Gates' business had all been con ducted with women, as so much of mine is, he wouldn't be living in such rooms as those. "Mr. Gates was discussing women's ideas about business the other night. He said a woman whom he knew once mailed her broker this note: " 'Please buy for my account 1,000 shares of P. D. & Q. at 75. Sell at 100, and be sure to send me the profits by noon to-morrow, as I am going out of town.' " The Brute. "I do everything I possibly can to make your daughter happy." "You do. to hear you tell it." "Well, what on earth do I do to make her unhappy?" "Well, some nights you are gone half the night and other nights you don't stir away from home." The Idea! Thespian (who has been asked for a trifle on account) Money, Mrs Spearmint! What is money? I it a herb? Harper's Weekly. HAD NOT FOUND HAPPINESS. Therefore Workman Returned to Benefactor with Another Request. A man of extreme wealth, tired of taking care of his money, went to a secluded spot on a river bridge and jumped off. He was not aware that life-savers always frequent secluded spots, and that the best place to com mit suicide is on Broadway, at noon. And, sure enough, a poor workman leaped in after him and pulled him out, cold and shivering. As he stood there, dripping, it oc curred to the wealthy man that what he had needed was not eternity, but just a cold bath. And he waxed grate ful. "I am rich beyond telling," he said. I will grant you any wish I will make real your wildest hopes." The poor workman replied instant ly: "Then give me $1,000,000. "A million dollars!" sneered he whose life had been saved. "That is the easiest thing in the world. But stop a moment consider. It was money that made me try to kill my self. You had better go slow." "A million dollars," repeated the poor workman stolidly. "Very well; you shall have it. But since you have saved my life, I will make this further offer: If at the end of three years you are not satisfied with your bargain, come to me, and I will do whatever you wish." Three years passed, and the former poor workman came to his benefac tor's door. "Aha, I thought so!" exclaimed the man of great wealth. "I knew you would come back. You know now how little mere money means. Now. what can I do for you?" "Alas! I have found how little hap piness can be got with a million," was the sad reply. "Aha, I knew it!" exclaimed the man of extreme wealth. "And since you have found how little happiness can be got with $1,000,000 what will you have me do for you next?" "Give me another million," replied the former poor workman. Judge. A Question of Privilege. A well-known Harvard professor was one day traveling by trolley from Cambridge to Boston, where he de sired to call upon a friend. He asked the conductor to transfer him to the city cars at a certain point. Soon afterward the car stopped and the Harvard man, on looking out of the window, was surprised to see the very friend he was seeking. He start ed to leave the car, but the conductor stopped him "You can't change here," he said brusquely. The professor passed him, making no response. "You can't change here, I tell you." persisted the conductor. By this time the professor was on the rear step. "Here, you old jay!" exclaimed the conductor, "haven't I told you that you can't change here?" At this the good man flushed. "Wei!, I can change my mind here, can't I?" Lippincott's Magazine. America's Babel. This upper corner of Michigan is a show ground of the people of 30 na tions at work, side by side in peace and comfort. The native-born is out numbered on a basis of one xVmerican to 100 foreigners. The Cornwall and Finnish miners lead in numbers, followed by the Irish. Scotch, Welsh, German. Polish, French. Danish. Norwegian. Swedish. Pulanders. Russians. Hollanders, Gnvk, Swiss. Austrians. Belgians. Negroes, Slavs, Bohemians, with a sprinkling above ground of Chinese. Arab ans, Persians and one family of Laplanders. There is an amazing medley of races, in which the American seems fairly lonesome. Among the local newspapers are the Weekly Glasnik, the Daily Paivalehti, the American Soumetar and La Stentinelli. Even the leading American news paper publishes for the benefit of its subscribers a daily column in the dia lect of Cornwall. Outing. Queer Book Titles. "These old books," said the anti quary, as he pointed to a dingy upper shelf, "are curious for their titles. "Here is a volume of sermons print ed in Salem in 1792. 'Sermons to Ass;es' is its scornful name. "Here is a book dated 1743 that is called 'Look to It, or I'll Stab Ye.' It is a treatise on polygamy. "This is a pamphlet by a spinster against the young men of the seven teenth century. Its title is "A Dis sertation on the Pertness of Our Youth in General, Especially Such as Are Trained Up at Tea Tables.' "A return blast to that dissertation is this other pamphlet of the same year 'Quippes for Upstart New-fangled Gentlewomen; or. a Glass to View the Pride of Vainglorious Woman.' " On the Links. Bunker Miss Woodby is so eccen tric in her golf playing since her re turn from Paris. Miss Niblock Is she, really? Bunker Yes, indeed. When she foozles now, she invariably exclaims: "Hoot mon Dieu!" Reader. Civic Pride. "My town," said the first traveler, "is Greater New York." "Glad to know you," cried the other; "I'm from Chicago, too." "I say my town is Greater New York." "Oh! I thought you said greater than New York." CALLED JUDGMENT OF GOD. Thief's Death at Hands of Child Whose Parents He Had Robbed. The New York Sunday World's correspondent in Budapest sends it the following account of a recent tragedy in the village of Kaposvar, Hungary: Janos Verga, a stock farmer, sold some oxen for 900 crowns and con cealed the money in his house. Ferenez Gal, a ne'er-do-well of the village, knew of this transaction and determined to get the money. He watched the house until he saw Varga and his wife leave it. Then he entered and had no difficulty in finding the money, which he pock eted. As he was about to leave he no ticed sitting in 4i corner, staring si lently and intently at him, the Vargas six-year-old daughter. Realizing that she had watched his theft, he deter mined to get rid of this witness against him. He threw a rope over a beam in the ceiling and tied a noos. in one end of it. Picking up the little girl, he tried to persuade her to pir her head into the noose, saying it wa. a nice game. "How?" she asked. "I'll show you," said the robber, laughing. Gal put down the little girl, drew up a chair, stood upon it and put his head through the noose. "Like this," he said, again laugh ing, is if it was all a game he was playing with the girl. The child pulled the chair away suddenly; the robber fell, his neck in the noose and was strangled to death. The child watched her victim's death struggles until they ceased, then went outside to await for her parents. When they returned she took them to the room where the dead thief still dangled and told them in great glee what had taken place. The 900 crowns were found in the pockets of the robber and the six-year-old child is now the heroine of the village, where the event is called a "judgment of God." New Orleans Cities of the Dead. "New Orleans has several miniature cities within its boundaries, and they are the cities of the dead," said Louis W. Le Branc of the Crescent City. "I mean," he explained, "that every cemetery in New Orleans is a minia ture city. They are built above the ground and laid out in streets, just as the larger city. Every house is of marble and some of the tombs are miniature. In them are buried many men who won fame under the domin ion of Spain and France. In them, too, are to be found inscriptions that tell of sweet Creole romances, such as that of Jeanne Laclede, the popular singer of nearly a century ago, who died of a broken heart. Certain days are set apart, accord ing to the old French Catholic cus tom for visiting these miniature cit ies, and on these days they are crowd ed all day long. As they were built so long ago they are now in the cen ter of the city and at night low weird indeed. Long ago it was found neces sary to build the cemeteries above the ground, because of the fact that the city itself is below the level of the Mississippi river." Voice of Experience. A young gir! recently went to her aunt on a momentous occasion. She explained that a gentleman was com ing to see hor. "I am sure he likes me," she sobbed, "and and 1 think he means to pro pose. I don't like to ask mother how 1 should act under the circumstances, but " "Do you like him?" interrupted aunty sternly. "Very much," observed her niece. "Enough to marry him?" The girl blushed and replied in the affirmative. "Then," said aunty, with an air of authority, "don't let there be any shilly-shallying. When he pops, don't turn red and look down at the carpet. Just throw your arms around his neck, look him full in the face and begin talking about the furniture." A Korean Romance. A romantic little story comes from the Ckuk San district, says the Korea Daily Times. One of the residents having died of illness, his only wife declared her intention of killing her self. Arguing that it was not right for a woman to remain alive after her husband was dead and that she would be far happier if she followed him she put her plan into execution and committed suicode the same night. She was only 20 years of age. A Difference. "Why should my anxious breast re pine because my youth has fled?" she sang with great feeling in the hotel parlor. "Were you married to the youth or only engaged?" asked an impudent debutante who stood near the piano. Unconsciously Frank. Mrs. Brown How do you do, Mrs. Miller? Why haven't you been to see me? It is six months since you last called. Mrs. Miller Dear me! Can it be possible that it is six months since my husband has given me any diamonds? A Fresh Clerk. Customer What have you got that is strictly fresh? Grocer One moment, please. Here, Johnny, wait on the lady. BEAN POT NOT IN FAVOR. j Boston Women Objected to It as Em ' blem of Homecoming Week. Boston is not to be represented by la flaring red label and a pot of pre sumably superb Boston baked beans, says the Post of that city. That is, only partially will she be represented thus. Certain of the clubwomen of the city have faithfully considered the city's reputation of culture and quality and have decided that it would be folly to send out stickers giving the vulgar world to understand that our culture lay in the baking of beans. Delegates from all the women's patriotic societies met Wednesday j afternoon in the Twentieth Century I club and discussed things connected I with the celebration of Old Home week j in Boston. The Indian sign was put on the mayor's pet baked-bean stickers. It was suggested that a sticker bear ing a representation of Faneuil hall be used instead and at this point Thomas Anderson of Mayor Fitzgerald's pub licity bureau arose and made haste to explain that the quick ones had been quicker to see that the baked-beans stickers had fallen flat and that stick ers of a more dignified character were in preparation. Neat little bundles of the pot and beans stickers were passed around, but the delegates gracefully repudiated them by saying that they guessed they would wait until the Faneuil hall kind made their appearance. KNEW THERE WAS A TRICK. j Suspicious Countryman Found His Worst Fears Were Justified. "A trust conference any kind of a conference, for that matter is a good thing," said Gov. Sheldon, of Nebras ka, "if it is conducted fairly. "To be unfair, to be prejudiced, to be suspicius, is always to judge wrong ly. The suspiciuos man; falls into error and makes a fool of himself. "There was a very suspicious coun tryman who went to New York to see the sights. Coming to the Metropoli tan Museum, he was amazed to find that the admission to this splendid building cost nothing. He mounted the steps and entered. " 'Your umbrella, sir,' said the uni formed official, extending his hand. "The countryman jerked back his umbrella, laughed scornfully and turned on his heel. " I knowed there was some cheat about it when ye got in free,' he said." Origin of Typhoid Fever. President Mayo said at the last meeting of the American Medical as sociation that a sufferer from typhoid fever has as good a right to sue the city where he contracted the filthy complaint as though he had hurt him self by a fall on a defective pave ment, and yet we read in the news papers of epidemics of typhoid fever broken out in Cincinnati, Newark and other places. Were It outbreak of rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease, stringent means would be at once taken to stop it, and all the forces of the government would bo enlisted to save cattle or sheep that have a market value. But human beings may die of typhoid fever, as our soldiers did in Camp Thomas, and no one be called to account Dr. Richard Cole Newton in the Popular Science Monthly. A Paradox in Age. At an entertainment provided by the Woman's Philharmonic society the most widely advertised attraction was a dancer who, so it was whis pered, "had become too old to teach in the public schools and had taken to dancing for a living." That remark able announcement drew a crowd of curious persons who were anxious to see what a woman looked like who was too old to teach but young enough to practice the terpsichorean art in public. Also, everybody wanted to know what that topsyturvy age might be, but of course, no one found out. Seeing All the Town. 1 There was a whole family of chil dren, and they were only to spend one day in the city with their aunt and cousins. Upon their return home a friend asked: "What did you see in the city?" "Oh, we saw all of it," was the reply. "All of it! In one day?" "Yes you see we've lots of cousins, so one of them took one of us to one place, another cousin took another of us to some other place, and so on. Each of us went to a different place, but the family of us saw pretty near ly the whole city." Lucid. Finally Archimedes, who for an hour had been patiently guiding the mind ,.f Vi5e -limit rlirnnirh a demonstration t Ul Ilia of an abstruse mathematical problem. was rewarded by the gleam of intelli gence that appeared In the young Athenian's eye. "And dost thou see the light, lad?" "Perfectly," was the enthusiastic response. "It had me stumped at first, I'll admit, but it's really absurd ly simple. The whole thing is like Greek to me." Puck. A Head for Business. "Dat automobile done killed fire chickens while it was goin' down de road," said Miss Miami Brown. "Yes," answered Mr. Erastus Pink ley, "but de fus' cost of de machine is too much to make de inves'ment profitable." SIZED HIM UP WRONG. Fistic Encounter Did Not Turn Out at It Was Planned. "It was this way, you see," said the young man with the black eye and skinned nose, and a gap in his mouth where two front teeth used to be. "I was elbowed by a feller on a street car and we had some words. I deter mined to lick that man or die. I could have hit him with a stone or club or hired some ruffian to waylay him, but I wanted to polish him off scientifically. I wanted to dally with him to jab and uppercut him and straight punch until I made a pulp of him." "And so you took boxing lessons?" was queried. "That's what I did 24 of them. When I had finished my instructor said I could knock out any man twice my weight in America. I had kept an eye on the elbow man and when J got good and ready I threw myself in his way. He gave me the elbow again. I called him a ruffian and a coward and invited him to step off the car." "And the bluffer didn't dare do it, of course?" "But he did dare. Yes, sir, he got down lively. I squared off at him and let go with my right. It missed. Then I let go with my left. It missed. Then I swung on him. He wann't there. Then then " "Then you caught him an awful wal lop and killed him stone dead?" "Not quite. Something came boom ing along and hit me over the face and I went down and awoke in an am bulance." "But you had taken 24 lessons in boxing." "I had, but as I afterward found out the other feller had taken 48." "PLANT STONES" OF VALUE. Germs That Are Occasionally Found in Certain Vegetable Growths. Among the many strange things to be found in the Philippine islands are the so-called "plant stones" encoun tered now and again in certain vegeta ble growths. The bamboo, for instance, according to Kultur and Natur, contains a stone very similar to the opal, but on ac count of the rarity with which it is found, much more costly than the opal. In many thousand cane stalks cut down and carefully examined there may perhaps be one in which this beautiful greenish-pink scintillating stone has been formed from the minute particles of silicious deposit that im parts its intense hardness to the outer covering of the cane. The bamboo cane stone is known as Tabashlrs. In the interior of some cocoanuts a stone-like secretion is found that is not inferior in brilliancy to the most beau tiful genuine pearl. The True Phonetic Speller. The child is the true phonetic speller. Mr. Roosevelt, as Kipling might say, is a bloomin' amateur be side him or her. Little Eslie had been staying in a quiet woodland place the Cockney girlie was con valescent from a severe illness. Her letters home were full of the joys of country life, and reckless spelling. "The lanes and meddoes (she wrote to a girl friend in London) is crammed wiv luvly flours. I got bofe hands full. Bootiful Star Annie Moans. Prim Roses, Daiseys and Butter Cups and Jhon Quills o my!" And the adult into whose hands the artless letter fell wondered if spelling were not a vastly over-rated accomplish ment ! Palace Smoking Room. A quite small chamber was the one room in all Windsor castle where the late queen permitted smoking. A self-colored blue gray paper was on the walls, and the single billiard table was lighted by six oil lamps until quite the last years of Queen Victoria's reign. It was indeed a homely apartment, says the Throne, but if the walls could speak they could tell strange stories of emperors and kings, princes, commoners, ministers of state, poets, bishops and the endless procession of great and important people who passed an hour there to smoke a last cigar. Her Father's Child. A lawyer well known for his ready wit in adapting himself to circum stances and circumstances to his case has a young daughter who bids fair to be his match. Lucy was told she should have no more candy, and the dish was placed on a high shelf, out of the child's reach. Left alone in the room, Lucy pushed a chair to the shelf and climbed upon the chair. Just as she touched the dish her father entered. "Why, what is papa's little girl do ing?" he exclaimed. "Getting a candy for papa," ex plained Lucy, promptly Lippincott's Magazine. This Exception. "I have come a long way to per sonallv offer you some of my humor- I ous stuff." said the seedy looking man j as he proffered the manuscript. I "But my dear sir," snapped the ed J itor, "we can't accept any far-fetched witticisms." Kansas City Times. The Same Species. "Did you Bhlp that load of ele phants' ears to the florist on the sub urban express?" "No. I thought it would be mor in order to send them on the trunk line." Baltimore American. Circuit Court Docket. FIFTH DAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1907. i 4In the.matterj ofthe road petitioaed for by W S Gifford et ai vs.Moit county. Appeal. Patrick Fitzmaurice et al va Timothy Fitzmaurice. Damages. Rufus Coy, receiver va Arthur Pen- field et al. Equity. State ex rel, W M Gossett va James Williams et al. Suit on bond. F 6 Brownfield vs J B Armstrong et al. Appeal from J P. Fisher fc PeLdergast vs Jas W Krusor. Suit for wages. Gilbert Murray vs Squaw Creek Drg Dst No l. Damages. i.Chas J Bruntmeyer vs Squaw Creek Drg Dst No 1. Damages. SIXTH DAY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1907. Jonas Watson et al vb Geo Watson et al. Set aside will. Geo E Gelvin vs J B Hinde. Account. James Bush et el vs CB&QRR. Damages. Agnes ;SmaIl vb CB&QRR. Dam ages. John A Carson vsSquaw Creek Drg Dst No 1. Damages. Ed Intermill vb Elmer Pennington. Appeal from J P. John W StokB-rs J W Squire. Attach ment. Pearl Fowler va Claude Fowler. Di vorce. Mabel Thomas vs Jno Wm Thomas, divorce. Lou fiaspic vs Geo C RasDic, divorce. Maude A Failor vb Richard Failor, divorce. John A Brown vs Annie Brown, di vorce. AmbSEa Richardson vb Melvina Rich ardson, divorce. SEVENTH DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1907. Pearl Headley vs Ezekiel Headley, damages. J A Klopp vs Alex McArthur, appeal from J P. Jacob M VanDe venter vs Andy Haer, et al, suit on bond. Ralph Gregory, et al vs E A Brown, et al, attachment. Nora Odell vs. The mas W Strickler, attachment. EIGHTH DAY, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 3,1907. State of Mo Ex Rel Holt county va E A Welly et al. Suit on bond. Robert H Lunsford vs Squaw Creek Drg Dist No 1. Damages. Squaw Creek Drg Diet No 1 vs John Turney. Change boundary. Lake R Scott vb Richard Gillette. Damages. James ChriBteneen et al vs Peoples Bank Corning. Replevin. James A VanDeveDter et al vs Bank of Mound City. Suit on contract. NINTH DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4r"l907. U C Noble et al vs Jonathan Brinson et al. Quiet title, fcp FW Waker vs G B Kirkendall. Suit on note. J I Chuning vb A W Chuning. Suit on note.) HfelZZ2 flBZt Jobn T Thatcher s A H Green. Suit on note. C b McKee vs J M Kown et al. Suit on note. J I Chuning vs A W Chuning. Suit on note. Jas W Krusor vs George W Krusor et al. Motion to retax. G W BaLengee vs William Ritchie, Lizzie Ritchie, Interpleader. Motion to retax. In the matter of Articles of Associa tion and Inccrjinrotian of Mill Creek Drainage District In the matter of Articles of Associa tion andjjncorporat.on of Little Tarkio Dig Dtst No 1 State of Missouri at the reIationnnd use of Ivan Blair et al vs Big Tarkio Drg Dst No 2 let the matter of the change of boun dary of Nodaway DrainBge District No 1 State ex rel W B Hinde va Louia Fleisher et al Orla L Davis Interpleader vs W B Hinde y John O Grythin vs Ove Flaten et al. Set asidedeed. EJJ Kellogg et al vs Sarah J Taylor. Report of referee. TENTH DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1907. Maggie Landissva John A Brown, ejectment. J L Galloway, et al vs J W Squire, set aside deed. Frank Gatfney vs Bettyllllsley, et al, quiet title. In the matter of Cynthia Crockett, Barzilla Boring trustee. In the matter of the estate of Wilhel rnina Tochterman, Daniel Zachman trustee. Irene Jane Smart ve Susan Gleason, partition. In the matter of the Banks' heira estate, Catharine Galbraith trustee. John A Ridge vs Elmer Johnson, dam aces, William Voltrner vsSophia Voltmeret al Motion for at ty!fee DWard King vs Elijah Rowlett Ap peal John R Minton vs Alararnanda Stem hour Ejectment. Joannie Freeland vs Francis William son et al Change of venue There arp 29 tax cases. Mrs. Ed. Raiser has so Tar recovered from ber recent operation that she is now able to take her three rneals a day at the family table. Mrs. Joe Williams, her nurse, was relieved frocr. duty on Saturdaylast.