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RHD RIVER, NEW MEXICO. The new $20 gold certificate Is said t be "artistically attractive." In trinsically so. too. There ought to be 366 days each year for honoring the flag, with one day added to leap year. If a fleet of Yankee warships couldn't rapture Baltimore, certainly no fleet of foreign warships could. As the United States has become a world power. Castro now feels that he can visit it without a loss of prestige. The Sultan of Morocco may be par doned If he is disposed to regard his country just now as "all the leath er." A New Yoik man has solved the problem of making life in that town tolerable. He sleeps flfty days at a stretch. An antiquarian says that corsets were worn by women in the year 1600 B. C. And still the sex has managed to survive. An enthusiastic father has named bis newborn baby Togo Oyama. He must love the Japanese more than he does the boy. "Friendless indeed is the man who hasn't a wedding Invitation Just now." says the Boston Globe. Alas, yes; but he saves money. It may be noted that Admiral Togo did not place his reliance wholly on the virtues of the mikado while pre paring for battle. When President Eliot laid down the ruin "Always associate with your su periors," he marked out a lonely ex istence for some of us. ft may be true that 2,000 women In Chicago are wearing hoopskirts, but fortunately Chicago doesn't set the fashions for this country. Heading that Roumanla's queen rises every morning at 4 o'clock many lazy girl, will ask: "What's the use, fter all, of being a queen?"- Before you take up the man who wants to bet you that the Panama canal runs north and south, instead of ast and west, look at the map. The FIJI king who called an auto mobile "the father of all devils" must have been much more than a genera tion removed from benighted savag ery. Tammany Chieftain Murphy recent ly wore knee breeches at a "funct!6n." The fact that he still lives proves that Tammany Is not what It used to be lt may be possible to hunt buffaloes to an uitomobile in Oklahoma, but It will be some time before it' wilt be possible to hunt grizzlies In Colorado that way. A negro h Mississippi owns a mule 36 ears old. The animal Is still strong and useful, but has- lost most of those peculiar li'lltljs that make mules fauioua. It has been discovered that after they pass 40 most, men cease to read books. By that time they have I ome ! to realize how hopeless It Is to try to know everything. Immediately following the announce ment that unlimited tippling Is to be prohibited In New York comes the re port that heart disease has suddenly Increased in that city. Will the expert whom the govern ment Is going to send to Nottingham to determine the value of laces be a lady? There are sundry feminine cit izens who would like the Job. Dr. John Thompson says that many a servant girl Is a "wingless angel in the home." Our experience has been that the angel variety soon sprout wings and make use of thevo. New York's ordinance forbidding persons to get drunk more than three times a year should not be treated with levity. Very likely It Is an ex ceedingly serious matter for New Yorkers. These snapshot pictures of girls making furious drives at golf suggest the idea that they have strength enough for chopping wood. But most of them will continue to prefer the Inlbllck to the ax. B.U Ul I lie ibiib ' i i niai uronnr w iiii ii. i in imi inoi Jmama mi mi 111. U n it.. lilt auiiai Jt '"J l plump calves under the heading "Cat tle Market" or "Theatrical." Now that Dr. Olser has said that freckled girls are the most amiable, and therefore the best to marry, why doesn't some enterprising department atore advertise a bargain sale of camels-hair pencils and rust-colored paints? Crown Princess Cecilia can do housework as skillfully as the most trustworthy servant. But she will probably Insist that little Willie must make her an allowance sufficient for the keeping of at least a first and a second girl. Foxes and Their Burrow. For the statement that foxes have holes there Is not only the authority of natural history but of Oospel. The typical habitation of the fox Is a hole In the ground. "Running to earth" and "digging out" are well known In cidents of the English sport. The fox is a wise beast in all things, wise enough to rent the burrow of any ani mal; but In default of such abodes he Is quite capable of digging for him self, and that with remarkable speed. Good Proof of Guilt. When William M. Evarts was a young man he defended In court a man named Edwards, who was charged with forgery. The trial was an Interesting one, and Mr. Evarts by brilliant work secured his client's acquittal. He had a strong belief that the man was Innocent until the trial was all over. Then he changed his opinion. Edwards paid Mr. Evarts his fee with a forged check. English Tavern Signs. A tavern sign seen In various parts of England Is "The Dog's Head In a Pot," accompanying the painting of a dog eating out of a three-legged pot, which may seem to mean that the host is kind and his viands good. Another significant sign Is "Five Miles from Anywhere, No Hurry." seen in Hamp shire, a pleasant reminder that it is an agreable place to linger. Nourishment In Skim Milk. In skimming milk the cream re moved lessens the fat percentage, and for older people or fat children the skim milk Is equally desirable, In some cases better. In eating apples the skin, too, should be eaten. Pared apples are not so nutritious, as the ash contents of the apple skin are valuable to the human system. Peculiar Order to Trainmen. The following notice was observed posted in the engine dispatcher's office at the roundhouse in a neighboring town on one of the railroad lines run ning out of Albany: "Trainmen on passenger trains must not go through the coaches with overalls on, without first taking them off." Albany Jour nal. Victims of Official Pleasure. The viceroy of the Two Kuang prov inces, China, recently put out a procla mation that no pawnshop was to take arms In pawn. Being later himself In need of funds, he sent his own agents with arms to pledge. Five shops ac cepted them ; and these afterward paid fines in the amount of 17,250 each. Needless Pother. It Is a reflection on our Intelligence that we spend so much time on our food, and so much more time In talk ing about It. We must eat, of course, but what a needless pother there is about the dishes, and the cookery, and the garnish! Illustrated London News. Poets and Irresponsibility. Poets are wayward creatures, large ly irresponsible for their actions, or, at all events, provided with such a curiously sensitive and Inflammable organization that we feel It would be unjust to judge them by ordinary standards. London Telegraph. Frailty Common to Mankind. All men have their frailties, and whoever looks for a friend without Imperfection will never find what he seeks. We love ' ourselves notwith standing our faults and we ought to love our friends in like manner. Cyrus. . Norway Loans to Farmers. Farmers can borrow money from the government In Norway at 3 per cent Interest, and still the Norse rush to other lands. The. reason is that the collateral on which to borrow Is rather difficult to get In Norway. Cigarette Case Saves Life. Returning to his house at Argen teuil, In France, Mr. Hugh Gooding was shot at by a discharged employe, the bullet flattening Itself against a silver cigarette case, which he carried Just over his heart. The Only Religious Test. No religious test has been devised, short of burning a man at the stake the ultimate and only satisfactory test which will operate as a trust worthy criterion of sincere belief. Mr. A8qultb. Don't Forget That Self-pity is one of the states that in terferes most effectually with making tho right use of circumstances. To pity one's self is destruction to all possible freedom. Exchange. Still Chance for Scientists. ITnawarded for a long time, and therefore still on the list of the Lom bardy Institute, Is the special prize by Commeno for the discovery of hydro phobia poison. Uncle Alisn. "They say worth makes the man," philosophized Uncle Allen 8parks, "but nowadays he has to be worth a million to be much of a man." The Modern Way. The ladder of fame he scorned to climb, He knew of something greater, For he wan a youth of the modern time And took the elevator. Philadelphia Ledger. Lightning Rod Revival. There is a revival of Interest In lightning rods in France. Origin of Term "Graft." Municipal corruption of vaHows kinds Is now generally Indicated by the word "graft." The origin of this term Is obscure, but It is believed to have arisen from dishonesty In low lier spheres. Rartlett's "Dictionary of Americanisms" defines "grafting" as pocket-picking, Hotten's "Slang Dic tionary" suggested that the slang of "graft" might be a corruption of "croft," or a generalization from the special work of gardening. Rabbit Fur Rivals Wool. If the Industry now being carried on by a Frenchman at Lons le Sau nter In the Jura district proves pro fitable on a large scale rabbit fur may become a rival to sheep's wool In the making of clothes generally. The breed utilized Is the Angora or "tllk rabbit," which molts four times a year. The fur, Just before it falls off naturally, can be stripped easily by skilled hands. Cocoanut Rafts. Cocoanuts, being lighter than water, are transported along waterways In the same manner that timber Is float ed. Thousands of them are thrown to gether and the whole mass surrounded by long strands of bark fiber. One native can tow a number of such rafts, and the fiber is tough enough to stand considerable rough treat ment. Had Fifteen Lawful Wives. Fifteen wives was the tale matri monial of an Italian workman named Chiodo, who died lately near Milan in his 90th year. How his wives--of whom he married the first when 17 and the last when 88 years of ag met their death Is not recorded, so it may be presumed they died from nat ural causes. Rewards Mouse for Alarm.. Edgar Wallace of London, set a trap in his room for a mouse. After he had gone to Bleep the trap snapped and he awoke to find the room rapid ly filling with gas from a burner that he had left half turned on. He turned off the gas and then opened the trap and released the mouse a life for a life. Luminous Shrimps. Luminous shrimps have been discov ered by the Prince of Monaco In the course of his deep-sea fishing In the Mediterranean. They live at a depth of from 1,100 to 1,600 fathoms. They are studded with small phosphorescent spots. These light their way In ue gloom of the deep waters. Hats and Cows' Horns. Siena, Italy, is famous for the large hats ot Its women, and the long horns of Its cattle. The hats, which we know in America as Leghorn hats, are a peculiar product of Siena, al though they are known abroad by the name of the city from which they are exported. The Joy of a Song. Sorrow and sighing But grief's not for long. , Out of the sorrow The joy of a song! What are the dreams Of the desolate night? Out of the darkness The uiles of light! Atlanta Constitute Dogs on the Battlefield. It is not unreasonable to hope that In time wealthy dog owners and militia ambulance companies may take up the training of dogs to search for and carry aid to the wounded on the battlefield. In Scrlbner's' Maga zine. To Harden Birthday Candle.. The little candles used on birthday cakes are seldom hard enough to stand upright until they have burned a satisfactory time. It is said that the candles harden wonderfully If laid on Ice for a few hours before using. Woman Is Made Magistrate A woman has been elected as local magistrate in the commune of Rank Herleln, Hungary, because the whole adult male population of the place had emigrated to America and not a man was left to till the position. To Cure a Felon. Take common rock salt. Dry In oven, pound fine. Mix with spirits of turpentine in equal parts. Put in a rag and wrap around the felon. As it dries put on more. It is said to cure In twenty-four hours. Dogs Not Swift Enough. While a Belgian family was return ing from a drive In a carriage drawn by dogs it was un into by the Antwerp express at a crossing and three of the party were Instantly killed. Highest Chimney of Concrete. A concrete cblroney that has been completed recently for a Tacoma smelter is 307 feet In height, and Is said to be the highest In the world of Its kind. Libell A well-known lady holds that the one article of furniture about a house that gives a woman moBt enjoyment is a full-length mirror. World's Largest Island. The largest Island In the world It New Guinea, 306,000 square miles; Gieat Britain Is 83,826. Highest Peak of the Andes. Mount Aconcagua, the giant peak t the Andes, is 23,080 feet high. SENT TO OBSERVE BRIDE. Explicit Instructions Given to a King's Ambassador. The following directions were given by Henry VII. to the ambassadors he sent to Naples to open negotiations for the hand of Queen Joanna: "To mark and note well the age and stat ure of the said young queen, and the features of her body, the favor of her visage, the clearness of her skin, the color of her hair; to note well her eyes, brows, teeth and Hps; to mark well the fashion of her nose, .peclally to note her complexion, her arms, hands, fingers, neck, whether she have any sickness, deformity or blemish and whether there appear any hair about her Hps or not. Item That they endeavor them to speak with the said young queen, fasting, and that she may tell unto them some matter at length, and to approach as near to her mouth as they honestly may, to the Intent that they may feel the con dition of her breath, whether It be sweet or not, and to mark at every time When they speak with her If they feel any savor of spices, rosewater or musk by the breath of her mouth or not. Item To note the height of her stature and to Inquire whether she wear any slippers and of what height her slippers may be, to the intent that they be not deceived In the very height of fashion of her; and if they may come to the sight of her slippers, then to note the fashion of her foot." REMEDY FOR THE PLEURISY. Region Where Old Wives Pin Their Faith to "Boiled Hammers." That well-known New England au thor and preacher, the late EHJal. Kel logg, once told the following story, anent the origin of certain "old wives' " notions: A country doctor, In the early days of the last century, was called to at tend a man who was suffering from a severe attack of pleurisy. Wishing to blister the patient, he seized the only available thing, the family hammer, plunged It Into a kettle of boiling wa ter, and, after getting it hot, raised several blisters by touching the pa tient over the seat of the pain. Ever afterward all the old women In that section knew that there was nothing equal to "boiled hammers" for pleurisy, and there was a hot dis pute as to the best kind of hammer to use, but the old-fashioned claw ham mer finally won the day. The Northern Lights. All scentless He the fields of snow. The vallev mists hang deep below. No earthly damps attaint the air. And all la pure and white and lair. No stir betrays the wandering breeze, No whisper from the frozen trees, They muster still and stark and pale, A phantom host In silver moll. And silver studded over all Is drawn night's velvet purple pall, And all Is peace: the fitful breath Seems sacrilege in this land of death. When far athwart the northern pole The rainbow tinted streamers roll. The leaguered wizard of the north Has flung his fiery challenge forth. And. where across the frozen plain Lies the grim harvest of the slain. His Icy searchlights coldly sweep The approaches to his virgin keep. So are the latitudes too high In realms of cold philosophy, And barren wastes, that cannot give The bread whereby a man may live. London Spectator. Beyond the Reach of Soap. While playing with other children a few days ago a little 6-year-old girl was overheard by her mother to call one of her mates a "d d fool." She Immediately called the child Into the house, talked with her seriously on the sin of profanity, and proceeded to wash out her mouth with Btrong soap and water In the most effectual man ner. When all was over the little girl looked up In her mother's face and said: "Well, mamma, I s'pose you think you've done It now, but there's lots of little d s way down my throat you never hit!" Lilac an Eastern Tree. Like the tulip, the lilac is believed to have come westward from Persia via Turkey, In the sixteenth century. Its name Is Persian. In the English language the color Is called after the tree, but the tree originally received its name from Its color, since it Is clearly traceable to certain Persian and Sanskrit adjectives meaning "blue" or "lndlgo-colored." The "lllaj" of Persia was the Indigo plant. Prob ably the first mention of the lilac In English Is In Bacon's essay on gar dens. He favored the spelling "le lacke." Husband Was a Hoodoo. As a husband, M. Jean Boulanger of Rouen, who !!- a year or so since, could not be regarded In the light of a mascot. His eight wives all came to untimely ends. His first was drowned, his second was killed in a railway ac cident, his third and fifth were burn ed to death, his fourth mysteriously disappeared, his sixth was accidental ly poisoned, his seventh succumbed to smallpox caught while nursing a sis ter, who was ill with that disease, while his eighth, who survived him, caught a cold attending his funeral, and In less than a month was herself borne to the grave. Drip Pans for Autos. Owners of automobiles unprovided with drip pans are being arrested in Washington on the ground that the oils dropped on the asphalt pavement have a deleterious effect. The auto mobllists have pointed out that the street car companies have long been notorious offenders In this respect. English Schools and Prisons. in 1870 England had 8,121 schools and 136 prisons. In 1898 there were 20,022 schools and only sixty-six prison!. LETTER EASY TO ANSWER. Youth Made Mistake in Using Labor Saving Device. A young man was deeply In love, but his advances were very cootly re ceived. In despair he decided to write a letter to the young !ady, expressing his deep affection for her. He was by no means brilliant, and letter after letter was torn up In disgust. He dare not ask his friends to write for him," for he knew them to be quite capable of turning the whole matter into a joke. At last he hit upon the plan of buy ing a book of letters. On the finest white paper he carefully copied out the model letter on "Declaration of Love." The girl, who was very lively, was much amused, and showed It to her friends, one of whom Informed her that she had seen It before In print The letter-book was found, to the In tense delight of the cruel chnrmer and her friends, and the poor youth receiv ed the following crushing reply: "I have received your note. Turn over the leaf In your book of ready made letters, and you will find my an swer. Many thanks for saving me so much trouble In replying." Ixmdan Answers. MONEY IN VANILLA BEANS. Five-Acre Plantation Renders Its Own er Independent. The region about Tuxpam, in the state of Vera Cruz, Mexico, Is the nat ural habitat of the vanilla vine. The land is cleared of underbrush and tho vine cuttings, vhich should be about eighteen l ushes long, are planted be side siutable trees, left standing fo the purpose. Ab soon as the joint commence to sprout they throw out tendrils, which cling tenaciously to the trees, and soon form climbing vines, which after three to four years, commence to bear. In the fifth year the vine will be in full bearing, and will produce from fifteen to forty beans, each bean worth from 8 to 10 cents Mexican (3.82 to 4.77 cents United States); in certain years the beans have been known to sell as high as IS cents (8.69 cents) apiece. The cured beans command a much higher price. It is estimated that a five-acre vanilla plantation will yield sufficient Income to render Its owner independent for the remainder of his life. House-Fly Carries Disease. The house-fly Is, of Itself, a great dlsemlnator of disease, partaking and polluting as It does the food and drink of man, says a writer In Leslie's Monthly. Military authorities have noticed that officers whose tents were fly-screened suffered proportionately less from the attack of typhoid fever than did those whose tents were un protected. The latter seems well nigh Impossible but one of the two must be done. The mosquito carries ma laria and yellow fever; the rat carries the plague; the cat and dog, hydro phobia; the hog, trichlno; the sheep, cattle and horses, anthrax and glan ders; and they ah carry tuberculosis. In the Tibetan Country. Here is a description of a country scene in Tibet, taken from Col. L A. Waddell's note book, "LhasBa and Its Mysteries": "From every hamlet the cottagers had swarmed out Into their fields and were busily plowing and sowing in the glorious sunshine, forming pleasing bits of color. The men were plowing with oxen gaudily bedecked with plumes of wool dyed glowing scarlet and blue, with long throat tassels of dyed yak's talis and harness of jingling bells, while close behind the plowers came the goyly dressed women as the sowers, scat tering broadcast the seed from their basketB." "Good -By." "And they knew not that even then they were saying good-by." From Some where. Brother, this one thing remember Underneath the arching sky: Known Is every word of greeting. Any word may be good-by! Years ago In old Pompeii Suld a lover, "Night Is nigh;" Then the lava seared and covered, And those words were his good-by! Ah. how many say "to-morrow!" Flushing cheek and kindled eye. Touching whom. Ood's awful finger Of "to-morrow" makeB "good-by!" Should we not to those who love us Oentle be until we die? Known la every word of greeting, Any word may be good-by! New Orleans Picayune. China Feared Dragons In Poultry. A superstition of China is thus de scribed by a traveler: "For a long series of marches going through this country we could get no fowls, a great privation in this part of China where no meat is obtainable. We were told that some time before a fowl had scratched a man and.he had died from the effects. A story got about that a dragon had got Into the poultry and tbey were liable to cause death to their owners. Throughout all the neighboring districts al the poultry were slaughtered as the story spread And we had to pay fabulous sums when we came across any." Derivation of Words. A song of by-gone generation re proached the French with calling their mothers "mares" and all their daugh ters "fillies"; and it Is easy to imag ine that "filly" la connected with "fllle." As a matter of fact, the word "Oily" Is of Scandinavian origin and is really a diminutive of "foal." Shakespeare makes Puck disguise himself in "like in s- of a Ally foal." "Mare" Is the Anglo-Saxon "mere," feminine of "mearh," a horse, a trace of which re mains ji "marshal," which properly nlgntnV master of the horse. CONSTANT ACHINO. Back aches all the time. Spoils your appetite, wearies the body, worries the mind. Kidneys cause It all and I man a Kidney Pills relieve and euro It. H. B. McCar ver, of 201 Cherry St., Portland, Ore., Inspector of freight for the Trans-Continental Co., says: "I used Doan's Kidney Pills for back ache and other symptoms of kid ney trouble which had annoyed me for months. I think a cold was responsible for the whole trouble. It seemed to settle In my kidneys. Doan's Kldnv Pills rooted It out. It Is several months since I used them, and up to date there has been no recurrence of the trouble." Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by all dealers. Price 60 cents per box. Fos-ter-MUburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y. Gomez's Wonderful Eyes. General Maximo Gomez, the Cubnn patriot who died a few days ago. was thus described by one who campaigned with him before American Interven tion: "He Is a gray little man. His clothes do not fit well, and, perhaps. If you saw It In a photograph, his fig ure might seem old and ordinary. But the moment he turns his keen eyes on you they strike like a blow from the shoulder. You feel the will, the fear lessness and the experience of men that Is In those eyes, and their owner becomes a giant before you." ATAXIA FOUR YEARS FOLLOWS MALARIA CONTRACTED IN SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. Victim Itad Become Helpless When He Tried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, but Was Cured iu Four Months. Because he did not know that there is a remedy for ataxia, Mr. Ariel endured four years of weakness, pain and the misery of thinking his case incurable. "At tho outbreak of the Spauish Ainericau war," he says, "I went with Company B, Eighth Regiment, M.V.M., into camp at Cliiukamnnga, and while there my system became thoroughly poisoned with malaria. When I was mustered out, I carried that disease home with me. After a while locomotor ataxia appeared." " How did the ataxia begin?" " I first noticed a pain in my ankles and knee joiuts. This was followed by a numb feeling iu my legs. At times I had to drag myself around; my legs would shake or become perfectly dead. I had constant trouble in getting about in the dark. I kept a light burning in my room at night as I could not balance myself in the darkness. Even with tho aid of a light I wobbled, and would reach out and catch hold of chairs to prevent myself from falling?" " How loug were you a sufferer?" " Four years in all. Daring the last three years I was confined to bed, some times for a week, aguiu for three or four weeks at a time. When I was lying down the pain in my back was fre quently so severe that I had to be helped np and put iu a chair to get a little re lief. I hud considerable pain in my bowels and no control over my kidneys. The worst of all was that the doctor could give me no hope of recovery." " How were you cured?" "I read that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills had cured locomotor ataxia and one or two friends spoke to me about them. Iu the fall of 1903 1 began to take them for myself and I had not used more than one box before I found that the pains iu my knees and ankles were greatly relieved. Four mouths after ward I became n perfectly well man, aud I am today enjoying the best of health. " Mr. Edward H. Ariel lives at No. 43 Powow street, Amesbnry, Mass. Every sufferer from locomotor ataxia should try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills without delay. Any druggist oou supply them. When a girl is in love it takes but one other person to make a world. BABY'S TERRIBLE SORB Body Raw With Humor Caused Un told Agony Doctor Did No Good Cuticura Cured at Once. "My child was a very delicate baby. A terrible sore and humor broke out on his body, looking like raw flesh, aud causing the child untold agony. My physician prescribed various rem edies, none of which helped at all. I became discouraged and took the mat ter into my own hands and tried Cuti cura Soap and Cuticura Ointment with almost Immediate Buccess. Be fore the second week had passed the soreness was gone, not leaving a trace of anything. Mrs. Jeannette H. Block, 281 Rosedale St., Rochester, N. Y." To hum work go to work, and look for it. TEA How little it is! How lit tle it adds to the weight of the cup! It has covered the sea with ships for a hundred years. "Pat belli?" phwat be mint by the rasua I dunno, unless It do be the appendtdaytua." Why It la the ts because made by an entirely differ ent process. Defiance Starch la un like any other, better and one-third mors for 10 cents.