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THE CONNECTICUT LABOR PRESS.
For Readjustment of the Salaries of the Fourth Class Postmasters. By SENATOR GEORGE H. ? j at six times tne numuer oi pieces oui-guiug. i V Tne Plan which I propose for compensating this class of postmasters It follows the same plan used in determining salaries of postmasters of the first, second and third classes. It secures the same results as a salary plan while avoiding its discrepancies. It assures accuracy, reduces to the minimum the poss;bility of mistakes and assures their detection and cor rection should any occur. It requires no extra blank forms, books or rec ords, and reduces to the minimum extra work for both the Postoffice de partment and the postmasters. It removes entirely the possibility of dis honesty, as receipts are recorded and checked quarterly by the auditor for the Postoffice department. It is equally fair to all offices of this class large and small regardless of the amount of receipts. It obviates the necessity of cancellation records, reducing the work of the postmaster and simplifying the accounting in the auditor's office. It recognizes the fundamental principle upon which the fourtn clas? office is established, namely, that fourth class postmasters must depend upon their business for a part of their livelihood until their offices attain the status of third class. The provision for an allowance of twenty per centum of the compensation for rent, fuel and light is very conservative. The provision that gives to the fourth class postmaster, who must furnish the equipment, the whole of the box rents collected is based on fairness. This bill affects 41,600 fourth class postmasters, of whom 15,000 are in a class having from $100 to $300 of annual receipts ; 5,000 having $350 to $400 annual receipts, and 20,800 with receipts ranging from $450 to $1,490. Their compensations in all these three groupings will range from a minimum of $125 to $999, thus bringing their salaries within the classi fication necessary for promotion to third class postoffices. The "Movie Star" Business Has Been Overdone; Its Day Has Passed. By J. STUART BLACKTON, Pioneer Producer. While the services of famous actors and actresses, of both the so called legitimate stage and the silent drama, will always be in demand, the time has passed when photoplays will be generally written, produced and directed simply to exploit the special charms and accomplishments of some particular person. That sort of thing has been much overdone by producers in the past, and as a consequence the productions have suf fered. The great motion picture-going public has come to resent this policy on the part of the producers, and it is the taste of this public that producers must please. The films of the future will be made from, scenarios either specially written for the pictures or adapted from stories and novels of the world's greatest writers. The productions will not necessarily be extravagant, but must be faithful to real life, and the direction of the pictures will not per mit the star to carry off all the honors. I do not feel that, it is yet time to write, or even begin to write, any thing like a history of the motion picture business. I believe that the photodrama of the present and of the future will play an all-important part in shaping the destinies of the world. ' America Practical But Idealistic in By V. BLASCO IBANEZ, It is probably true that Americans try to earn money harder and with more persistence than people elsewhere. Americans enjoy money-making as a sport; and, besides, they feel that money is something necessary to their existence. But Americans have learned, also, how to spend money with great generosity and for public and community good. Great universities, mu seums, public libraries and other institutions, established by the legacies of wealthy men and maintained by contributions from men actually living, are characteristic of America. The wealthy people of Europe do not, as a rule, spend their private fortunes that way. Europe does not know this great humanitarian impulse which is the glory of the United States. The United States is a practical and materialistic people ; and on this national trait American power in the world is based. But the United States becomes an idealistic people the moment a crisis in human affairs demands heroism and idealism. And this will be the grandeur of Amer ica in history. Advantages of City of Country Life By J. W. COVERDALE, American Farm Bureau Federation. The drift from the farm to the city is not altogether due to the higher wages obtainable in the industrial centers. The city has been advertised beyond all reason. The appeal of the printed word is strong. The desire to get something for nothing, to earn a living without the prescribed sweat of the brow, is characteristic of all of us. There is no spectacular side to country life. It has to do with the fundamentals. The advantages of city life are on the surface. The ad vantages of farm life are substantial and underlying. There are very few real advantages of the city that cannot be brought to the country, but the fundamental advantages of free life in the coun try can never be transplanted to the city except to a very limited degree. For every advantage of the city there is a corresponding advantage of the country. For every disadvantage of the farm there are innumerable draw backs to urban existence. Rev. Harry L. Bowlby, Lord's Day Alliance A return to the sane and .sensible Sunday of our forefathers is as much a matter of patriotism as any other war effort. Golf and other games which set such a bad exam ple to the youth of the nation will be relegated to some more appropriate day. Sunday baseball and motion pictures will go under the same ban. Stores wijl be closed so that clerks and proprietors may have time to rest. The Lord's Day alliance deplores the week-end visiting now so prevalent. W. A. Bodine, Superintendent Chicago Bureau of Compulsory Edu cation Our marriage laws, especially of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, are a disgrace to modern civilization. MOSES, of New Hampshire. The present plan of compensating postmasters of the fourth class, adopted in 1882, is by a system of percentage of the value of stamps cancelled on out going mail by those postmasters. The incoming and outgoing mail in those days were very nearly equal. But the introduction of the parcel post increased the volume of the incoming mail without compensation. A conservative estimate would place the incoming mail i-i- it i r is based on percentages of receipts. and Materialistic, an Emergency. in American Magazine. Life on Surface; Underlying. Copyright. All Rights Reserved CHAPTER IX Continued. 15 "Hiram, I told you you had no im agination. Wait a moment. Now. suppose that some strange eccentric chap owns one of these coal limits. He lives up in the mountains, a kind of hermit, hut we fall in with him and offer him $40,000 for his limit, worth, say, $500,000, or more if you feel like it. He says, 'All right, but mind I want the money in bills, and you'll have to bring it out to me here.' Now can you think of anything?" "Harris don't know nothin' about coal," protested Riles. "He wouldn't bite at anythin' like that." "Your faith has been neglected as well as your imagination. You've got to paint it to him so's to get him in terested. That's all. Our business, is to get Harris, with the money In his wallet, started up into those moun tains. It's mighty lonely up there, with timber wolves, grizzly shears, precipices, snow slides, and trails that lead to nowhere, and if Harris is un fortunate well, he's unfortunate." The plan gradually penetrated Riles' slow-working mind. At first it numbed him a little, and his face was a strange color as he turned to his companion, and said, In a low voice, "Ain't it risky? What if the police catch on?" "They won't. They're all right for cleaning up a rough house, but don't cut any figure in fine art work like we'll put over. I tell you, Riles, it's absolutely safe. The main thing is to see that he has the money in bills; anything else would be risky and lead to trouble. Then this fellow that's supposed to own the mine must be kept in the background. We " "But who does own the mine?" Gardiner made a gesture of exas peration. "You don't get me, Hiram. Nobody owns the mine. That part of it's all a myth a fairy tale manufac tured because we need it. But Harris mustn't find that out not, at any rate, until it's too late. Then if any thing ever does leak out, suspicion will be directed toward some mysterious mine owner, and the police will be wearing out shoe leather hunting the cracks in the foot hills while you and I are taking in . the sights of Honolulu or South America. We'll quietly make an appointment for Harris to meet the mine owner somewhere up in the hills. We'll direct him where to go, and leave It at that. Of course, we won't go with him ; we'll have other busi ness about that .time." Riles looked at Gardiner with frank admiration. It seemed so simple now, and in his growing enthusiasm he felt that he would have little difficulty in persuading Harris to raise all the cash possible and bring it with him. And It seemed so safe. As Gardiner said, the mountains were full of danger, and if something should happen to Harris well, he would be unfortu nate ; but lots of other people had been unfortunate, too. Gardiner turned his team down a side road, forded the river, climbed a steep, slippery bank, and drew up be side a cluster of ranch buildings shel tered with cotton woods and spruces. As the team. In their long, steady trot, swung up beside the stables, an alert young fellow came quickly out and busied himself with the unhitching. "Guess you ought to know our vis itor, Jim, shouldn't you?" said Gardi ner. "Another Manitoban chasing the free land." Travers at once recognized Riles and extended his hand. "Well, Mr. Riles, we weren't looking for you here, al though I suppose I shouldn't be Sur prised, for there was some talk of your coming west before I left Plain ville. How's everybody? Harrises well, I hope?" "Guess they're well enough, but get tin' kind o' scattered for a family group. Beulah lit out when you did but I guess I can't give you no infor mation about that." The smile did not depart from Trav ers face, but if Riles had known him as well as he should he would have seen the sudden smoldering light in the eye. But the young man answered quietly, "I saw Beulah the day I left Plainville, and I understood slie was going west on a visit. She isn't back yet?" "Innocent, ain't chuh?" said Riles, in a manner intended to be playful. "It's all right ; I don't blame you. Beu lah's a good girl If a bit highfalutin, an' a few 'years' roughin' It on the homestead'll take that out of her." But Jim had dropped the harness and stood squarely facing Riles. The smile still lingered on his lips, but even the heavy-witted farmer saw that he had been playing with fire. Riles was much the larger man of the two, but he was no one to court combat unless the odds were overwhelmingly in his favor. He carried a scar across his eye as a constant reminder of his folly in having once before invited trouble from a younger man. "What do you mean?" demanded Travers. "Put It in English." But Gardiner interposed. "Don't be too sensitive, Jim." he said. "Riles has forgotten his parlor manners, but he doesn't mean any harm. You weren't insinuating anything, were yqu, Hiram?" "Course not," said Riles, glad of an opportunity to get out )f the difficulty without a direct apology. "No offense Intended, Jim. Beulah's all right, an' you're all right, an' that's what I al ways said." Travers was not in the least de ceived as to Riles' high-mindedness, but he realized that the man was the guest of his employer, and he decided not to press the point. Gardiner and Riles went to the house, and Jim presently saddled his own horse and rode out on the prairie. He had al ready lunched, and it was Gardiner's Avuihot aP ji J, The Cow KincherTltc. Illustration by Irwin Myers' custom to cook for himself when at home. Inside, the two men were soon seat ed at a meal which Gardiner hastily but deftly prepared. They ate from plates of white enameled ware, on a hoard table covered with oil cloth, but the food was appetizing, and the man ner of serving It much more to Riles' liking than that to which he had been subjected for some days. The meat was fresh and tasty; and the bread and butter were all that could be de sired, and the strong, hot tea. with out milk but thick with sugar, com pleted a meal that was in every way satisfactory. Riles' eyes, when not on his plate, were busy taking in the surroundings. The log walls were hung with" memen toes, some of earlier days and some of other lands, and throughout the big room was a strange mixture of ele gance and plainness. At one end were rows of shelves, with more books than Riles had ever seen, and above stood a small piece of statuary worth the price of many bushels of wheat. After the meal Gardiner drew a couple of chairs up to the table, opened a drawer, and produced writing mate rials. "'We can't get a letter away to Harris any.( too soon. So hitch your self to that pen there and let us see what kind of a hand you are at fic tion."' Riles would rather have done a day's work In the field than write a Riles Would Rather Have Done a Day's Work in the Field Than Write a Letter. letter but Gardiner Insisted It must be done by .him. Much of the after noon was spent In the struggle, and Gardiner's fertile imagination had to be appealed to.r at several critical points. But at last the letter was completed. It ran as follows: "john Harris esq "planvil man "sir I take up my pen to let you no that i am all well hoppin this will find you the same well this Is a grate contry their Is sure a big out ov doors well mr Harris i think i see something here a hole lot better than 3 years on a homstead homsteads is all rite for men that Hasunt got any mony but a man with sum mony can do better i wisht i Had sold my plase before I left i could ov done well here their Is lots ov chantez to make big mony their is a man here owns a cole mine he Is what they cal Xsentrik He is a Her mitt and lives In the Hills His mine is wurth 500000$ but he dont no it He Will take 80000$ for it and we can sell it rite away for perhaps 500000$ I think we should take this up it is a grate chants if you will sell your plase rite away and bring all the mony you can then I will sell mine for the bal luns be sure anfl bring all the mony you can if you dont like the cole mine there is lots of other chantez they will make you rich and bring the mony in bills not chex because He wont take chex becafs He is Xsentrik their is a man here sais His frend in new york would pay 500000$ for the cole mine if he was here and He is sending Him word so Hurry and let us get holt ov it furst then we'll sell it to Him and make a killing dont fale. "your obedyunt servunt "HIRAM RILES." Gardiner read the letter carefully, suppressing his amusement over Riles' wrestlings with the language, and finally gave his approval. "Now, you must make a copy of it." he said. "It's only business to have a copy. That was a fine touch of yours about going back to sell your own farm. I believe you have some im agination after all, if it only had a chance to sprout." Riles protested about the labor of making a copy, but Gardiner insisted, and at last the work was completed. The sound of galloping hoofs was heard outside, and a cowboy from a neighboring ranch called at the door to ask if there was anything wanted from town. "Here's your chance to mail your letter." Gardiner called to Riles with unnecessary loudness. "Mr. Riles dropped In here to write a let ter," he explained to the rider. Having with much difficulty folded his epistle until it could be crumpled into an envelope. Riles sealed, stamped, and addressed it, and a moment later the dust was rising down the trail as the cowboy bore the fatal missive to town. The die was cast ; the match had been set to the tinder, and the fire must now burn through to a fin ish, let it scorch whom it would. 1 1, ,i n . AM Gardiner took up the copy, folded It carefully, and put it in his pocket book. "Now, Mr. Riles," he said, "we're in for this thing, and there's no backing out. At least you're in for it. You have sent a letter, In your handwriting, such as it is, to Harris, and I have a copy of it in your hand writing. In my pocket. If this thing ever gets out these letters will make good evidence." CHAPTER X. The Gamblers. Harris found some difficulty in pro viding that affairs of the farm would proceed satisfactorily during his ab sence, but at last they were arranged, if not exactly to his liking, at least in a manner that promised little loss. It was most unfortunate that Mary, in a moment of headstrong passion quite without precedent in his experience of her, had determined upon a visit just at the time when she was particularly needed at home. If Harris had been quite fair he would have remembered that there had been no time in the last twenty-five years when she had not been needed at home, and the present occasion was perhaps no less oppor tune for her visit than many others. The hired man, in consideration of having no field work to do, finally con sented to milk the cows and deliver the milk daily to Mrs. Riles, who would convert it into butter for a consider ation of so much per pound. To his good neighbors, the Grants, Harris turned for assurance that should he and Allan be delayed on their trip, or should the harvest come in earlier than expected, ample steps would be taken to garner it. So, with these arrangements com plete, the farmer and his son drove into Plainville one fine bright morning at the end of July, ready for their first long trip into the New West. Indeed, it was Allan's first long journey any where; an excursion to Winnipeg at the time of the summer exhibition had been the limit of his experience of travel, and the hard work of the farm had not yet extinguished the young man's desire for novelty and excite ment. Harris got off tit the railway station to buy the tickets ; Allan went to the post office on the odd chance of any letters awaiting delivery, and the hired man turned the horses home ward. The station agent was thread ing his way through his car report, and remained provokingly unconscious of Harris' presence at the pcket window. The farmer took no pains to conceal his impatience, coughing and shuffling obviously, but it was not until the last box-car had been duly recorded that the agent deigned to recognize his ex istence. "Nothing for you from," he said, mentioning the mail order house from which Harris made most of his pur chases. "Well, I didn't expect anything re torted the farmer, "although you're just as likely to have it when I don't as when I do. How much is a ticket to Calgary?" "You got the land fever, too?" the agent asked, as he consulted his tar iffs. "Riles, went up the other day. You'll be making a cleanup on the cheap land, I suppose. But I tell you, Harris, if I'd a farm like yours you couldn't pry me off it with a pinch-bar. No more worries for little Willie, and I'd leave the free land to those that haven't got any like myself." "Worry!': snorted Harris. "What do you worry about? You get your pay, whether it freezes or hails r shrivels up with one of these Dakota scorchers." The agent thought of the piles of re ports on his table, but as he thumped the stamp on the tickets he answered, "Oh, I worry over the Monroe doc trine." He left the farmer counting his change, and turned to his reports. "Another money-grubber gone crazy with the heat," he muttered. "If I'd his wad wouldn't I burn this wire with one hot, short sentence !" (TO BE CONTINUED.) NATIONAL FLOWER OF FRANCE Iris, or Fleur-de-Lis Was Originally Called the Fleur-de-Louis Valued for Its Medicinal Purposes. The iris, or the fleur-de-lis, Is the national flower of France. It was originally called the fleur-de-Louis. The ancients valued it highly for me dicinal purposes. A powder made from the root, mixed with honey, was used for broken bones, and it was also con sidered beneficial for snake and scor pion bites. A valuable perfume and oil was also obtained from the iris. The legend as to how the flower re ceived its name goes back to the Greeks. Iris was the messenger of the gods, and the rainbow was dedi cated to her. On her birthday, Juno Invited all the flowers to celebrate the occasion. They all came in their prettiest frocks. Among them were three sisters, gorgeously dressed In gowns of purple, yellow and red, and who were unknown. SinSe they had no name, they were called Iris, because their gowns were the color of the rainbow. Since Iris was the messenger of the gods, and conducted the souls of dead women to their final resting place, the Greeks decorated the graves of their women with purple iris. This flower was widely used In old Egyptian architecture. It signified power and eloquence to the Egyptians, and was, therefore, carved on the brow of the Sphinx, and upon the scepters of their kings. The Horse of Thirty-Five. Study of the relation between the to tal length of life and the time required to reach maturity has brought out an interesting comparison between men and horses. A horse at five years old Is said to be. comparatively, as old as a man at twenty, and doubtless may be expected to behave, according to equine standards, after the manner of the average college student following human standards. A ten-year-old horse resembles, so far as age and ex perience go. a man of forty, while a horse that has attained the ripe age of thirty-five is comparable with a man of ninety. New York Evening Post. Don't pet the Idea under your hat that other people think as much of you as you think of yourself. :; XitVilll (. 1921. Western Newspaper Union.) Dr. Johnson was as constitutionally prone to melancholy as any man who ever lived, yet he said: "Man's being in good or bad humor depends very much upon his own will. The habit of looking on the bright side of things," he added, "is worth more than thousand pounds a year." MEALS FOR THE CHILDREN. There Is much on the grownups' tables which should never be given to children and the custom of having them served away from the tempta tion of such food is followed in most families. The mother who takes time to study her child will in her general reading and conversation with other mothers learn many attractive ways of serving the common foods that are In cluded in her children's diet. Any ripe fruit or dried stewed fruit, mashed until fine and stirred through cereal such as oatmeal, cream of wheat rice or corn meal well cooked will make a pleasant change from the or dinary serving of cereal. A different arrangement of the food, a new dish, a garnish of some well Uked food will often be an appetizer for a flagging appetite. Our stockmen tell us that the young animal should never stop growing and they see to it that they don't, for it means an In crease in profits. How much more im portant Is It that the little human animal be fed so that there may be no weak places In the body structure to appear In later life? Some day our states will look after the feeding of our children who are to do the world's work, with as much expenditure of funds and energy as they do now on the rt.ock, valuable as that Is. Bread and butter grows monotonous but when sprinkled with a bit of grated maple sugar or a layer of bright jelly, it is seldom refused. Baked apples, baked pears, baked bananas, as well as baked potatoes, are all good food. Other suggestions are eggs careful ly scrambled with milk or baked with cream and bread crumbs until Just set. Plain bread and butter cut In fancy shapes with cookie cutters and gar nished In various ways. Baked custards, flavored with cara mel, tapioca with apple, rice with dates. The yolk of a hard cooked egg, mashed and mixed with plenty of but ter, spread on a slice of buttered bread, makes a most nourishing sand wich. Plenty of good fresh apples, scraped for a young child, and for the older ones well masticated, will keep them in good health. The budget plan Is a sort of blue print of what one proposes to do with the funds at command. The builder can do his work properly only with suitable plans before him. The differ- ence between the structure erected with a plan and that erected without one is great. The difference between the results of an income administered according to system and those spent at random is ,one of just about the same degree. To attempt to work without a well-formulated plan, means a haphazard and unsatisfactory result. Clarence Flynn. The smaller the Income, the more important is the making of a budget a plan for ex penditure. GOOD THINGS IN SEASON. Sour cream is so delicious in cakes, biscuits, muffins and cookies, that not one bit should ever go to maste. Sour Cream Cake. Sift together two and one-fourth cupfuls of flour with two teaspoon fuls of baking powder, one-half teaspoonful of salt, and one teaspoon ful each of cinnamon and nutmeg. Add one and one-fourth cup fuls of sugar, one-half cupful of nuts, and one cupful of chopped and floured raisins. Stir Into one cupful of thick sour cream one-fourth of a teaspoon ful of soda, dissolved in one table spoonful of water. Add to this one fourth f a cupful of softened butter and stir until well mixed. Combine the flour and other dry ingredients with the cream and butter; beat together and bake in a paper-lined loaf tin. One or two eggs may be added if eggs are plentiful, making the cake richer. A cake using milk may be made with sour cream, using the cream as a sub stitute for the milk and counting the cream as equal to one-third cupful of shortening. Scotch Soup With Prunes. Cut Into bits one pound and a half of veal and three ounces of bacon. Put into a soup kettle with one large onion, three ounces of butter, one tablespoonful of sugar, one teaspoonful of salt and one of pepper. Cook until the veal is browned, add three pints of water and one and one-half dozen prunes and cook slowly for one hour. Strain, thicken with flour and serve with whipped cream. Potatoes In Bacon. Peel good sized potatoes and cook in boiling water for fifteen minutes. Remove from the oven and wrap each potato In a slice of bacon, fastening with a toothpick. Place in the oven and cock until tbs bacon is well cooked. GOOD THINGS TO EAT. Pigeons in Cabbage. Cut two pi geon in quarters, put them Into a saucepan with three strips of bacon and six sausages. Add a little wa ter and cook slowly until the birds are tender. Cut the heart from a large cabbage, leave a shell to hold the shape. Fill the cavity with the pigeons, bacon, sausage with season ings of onion Juice, chopped celery salt and pepper. Tie in a cheese cloth and steam until the cabbage is tender. ASPIRIN Name "Bayer" on Genuine Warning! Unless you see the oa-roes-"Bayer" on package or on tablets yoi are not getting genuine Aspirin pre scribed by physicians' for twenty-one-years and proved site by millions. Take Aspirin only as told In the Bayer package for Colds, Headache, Neural gia, Rheumatism. Earache, Toothache, Lumbago and for Pain. Handy tin. boxes of twelve Bayer Tablets of As pirin cost few cents. Druggists also sell larger packages. Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of Monoaceticacidester of Salicycacld. Adv. Why He Stayed. Lieutenant Governor Channing Cox. of Massachusetts, discussing the high, cost of living in France, said the other day: "In Paris, you know, a good pair of" shoes fetched $50, and a good meal about as much. "Well, a young lawyer started on a brief vacation trip to Paris in June,, and he long overstayed his time. On his return in late September a friend who knew he was none too flush, said to him: " 'Why did you remain so long In, Paris, Jim?' " 'My friends kept me there Jim answered. " 'Your friends? Why, Jim. I didn't know you had any friends in Paris "'I haven't. My friends are all in Oshkosh, and they refused to lend me any money.' " Cuticura Soothes Itching Scalp On retiring gently rub spots of dan druff and itching with Cuticura Oint ment. Next morning shampoo with Cuticura Soap and "hot water. Make them your every-day toilet preparations and have a clear skin and soft, white hands. Adv. Revised Version. Young America was hearing from his mother the story of the birth of Christ as a part of his pre-Christinas-education. "Now tell daddy the story," said the mother when the family was together that evening. "Well," said the youngster, "three wise men got on their camels and went to see the poor little Christ baby" that was born in a garage." Hall's Catarrh Medicine Those who are In a "run down" condi tion will notice that Catarrh bothers--them much more than when they are in good health. This fact proves that while Catarrh is a locaj disease, it is greatly influenced by constitutional conditions. HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE is a. Tonic and Blood Purifier, and acts through tbe blood upon the mucous surfaces or the body, thus reducing the inflammation and restoring normal conditions. All druggists. Circulars free. J. Cheney A Co., Toledo, Ohio. Mechanical Courtesy. Mr. Coldeash (at phone) Hello,, central hello operator, I'm trying to get some service! Operator But I'm ringing your party. Mr. Coldeash You little fibber, I haven't given you the number yet! Judge. WHY DRUGGISTS RECOMMEND SWAMP-ROOT For many yean druggists hare watched, with much interest the remarkable record maintained by Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,, the great kidney, liver and bladder medi cine. It is a physician's prescription. Swamp-Root is a strengthening medi cine. It helps the kidneys, liver and blad der do the work , nature intended they should do. Swamp-Root has stood the test of years. It is sold by all druggists on its merit and it should help yon. No other kidney medicine has so many friends. Be sure to get Swamp-Root and tart treatment at once. However, if you wish first to test this? great preparation send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. When writing be sure and mention this paper. Adv. The Artful Fabulist. "Do you expect people to believe all this toinmyrot about dumb animals en gaging in intelligent conversation?" "No." replied Aesop. "But you can't get people interested when you offer to tell them simple facts. The only way to secure their sincere and undivided attention is to make believe you are going to tell 'em a whopper." The occasional nse of Roman Kye Balaam st nlfht upon retlrtns will prevent and re lieve tired, watery eyes, and eye train. Adr. Back for Another. "You did me a faver ten years ago," said the stranger, "and I have never forgotten It." "Ah," replied the good man, with a grateful expression on his face, "and you have come back to repay me." "Not exactly." replied the stranger. "I've just got into town and need an other favor, and I thought of you right away." Taking Garfield Tea keeps the system clean, the blood pure and the general health good. Buy from your druggist. Adv. The Inconsistent Male. Men are inconsistent. They com plain if their wives don't read the newspapers and keep up with impor tant events, and yet few of them read the fashion notes. Baltimore Sun. Naturally. "Do you think an engagement ring makes a girl more thought of by her chums?" "Well, it is a good thing for a girl to have on hand." A dozen men may make a club, but one woman can make a home.