MERCHANTS MUST BE
FAIR WITH CUSTOMERS
Man Guilds Business by Giving Special Attention to Children NYomcn Quick
to Appreciate Politeness Secret of Success of n Chicago Dry Goods
Merchant Vccomrtiodnting Women Who Wish Goods Ex
changed Tho Tvo-lr?ccd Icllows Lose Out.
By CIIAKLES N. CREWOSON, Author
Watklns. tho traveling man, and
tho sou of his bosa, who was going
Along with him to pack trunks,
reached Crete, Nob., an hour's run
west of Lincoln, at 1:30 a. in.
This time the young man wroto htn
nnmo oh tho hotel register, "John G.
Wlthorspoon." Hcforo ho had writ
ten "J. Charles."
"That's a wholo lot better, Johnnie,"
remarked Watklns, patting him ' on
tho back. "After a few moro night
trains and early calls I thluk you'll
get down to tho proper level. Hy tho
end of the trip I think you'll havo
It Jno. C, and beforo tho year Is out
you'll mako It as short as you can
J. C.,' and write It fast at that."
For tho first month of this trip
Watklns traveled at a lively pace. It
is early in tho season that tho man
on the road goes after the doubtful
customers. He must hurry them,
however, never letting his customers
know that ho Is hurrying. Often be
ing even a day late will cost a sales
man a big bill. Tho young college
man caught onto his job and mado a
really good helper for Watklns. John
C. was a worthy chip off the old block.
What ho needed was what ho was
Setting a chance to work.
Tho fifth Sunday out on tho trip
Watklns spent at Kansas City. Ho
was to bo thoro for three days to wait
on country customers to come In
from 'surrounding towns. Two or
three of these reached Kansas City
on Sunday evening. They, with John
C, Watklns and somo of his travel
ing men friends, sat in tho lobby of
the Baltimore hotel.
Caught the Children.
"Do you know," said Hoover, ono
of WatkruB customers, "that I built
my business by paying especial at-'
tontion to children. For tho ten
years that I havo been In my town
I havo always done something to
bring them to mo. Tho very first
thiug that I did when I started in now
in my town "was to have mado a thou
sand one-foot rules. On them I had
printed, 'Hoover makes It a rule to
wait on tho children with as much
care as on grown people.' I first
handed these out to a little group of
kids from school who came In. The
tiows soon spread and all tho children
in town camo in droves for these
rules. You know the mothers often
send their children out to get somo
little thing and I wanted to get them
in the habit of going to Hoover's. I
"knew that if I had tho children on
my sido tho grown folks would soon
"Well, you'vo mado a success out
whero you are, too, Hoover," Watklns
"Ves, I have. You Uow It won't
do fH a merchant to expect to stay
in a placo and build a business, and
mistreat his custoniors. 1'ooplo be
lieved that If I would take caro of
children 1 would also take good care
of tho grown folks. Two of tho most
successful retail business men In
America or In tho world, for that
matter havo built their businesses
by following out tho same plan, after
fashion, that I did that Is, by
pleasing the customer. They are In
the dry goods business mostly, and
when thoy started In their customers
wero wholly .women. Now, ono of
these merchants used to havo a llttlo
storo away down in a little country
town in Illinois. When ho was a
young mau ho got It Into his head
that ho must satisfy his women cus
tomers. Ho mado his clerks take es
pecial caro to wait on them, and ho,
hlmsolf, when ho was behind his own
llttlo counter, always mado It a rule
to pleaso tho womon. That mado him
tho leading morchant of his town.
Ho was a bright, progressive man,
and moved to Chicago, whero ho took
a little narrow storo on Stato street.
Ho carried out in tho city tho same
plan that ho had worked In tho coun
try. Each year his business grew,
until now ho occupies a largo part of
a block and his business Is up in tho
millions, increasing overy day.
Pleasing Women Customers.
"Well, you see, women aro moro or
less holples3. If you pleaso them they
will become your best friends if you
do not, they will drive many custom
ers away from you. And this other
man I speak of hit upon this vory
Idea. Ho not only gavo Instructions
tlratthls clerks r should ploaso custoni
ors in tho store, but that if the cus
tomer, after going home, did not llko
what she had bought tho goods might
bo returned and oxchnngod, or 'money
back.' Just this thing nlono holped
this great merchant's business moro
than any ono thing, it gavo people
who went to deal at his store confi
. Jencc in that store."
" 'Satisfaction guaranteed or your
money back is a good motto for any
establishment," remarked Watklns.
"Hut onco In a whllo, though, Wat
kins,'' Hoovor continued, "this ex
changing goods gives us who do it a
great deal of trouble, and tho women
folks occasionally carry it to an ex
4 trcine. Now, for example, a lady In
fairly good circumstances came to
my storo tho other day and wantod to
exchange a brown hat that sbo had
bought from mo for a black one and
what do you suppose her excuse was?
She said that her mother-in-law had
been brought hero to Kansas City to
bo operated on for appendicitis, that
sho was sure alio was going to die.
of "Talcs of the Rood," Etc.
and that sbo would need a black hat
to wear to tho funeral."
"Well, you swapped all right, did
you not?" asked Watklns.
"Yes, twice. Tho woman's mother-
In-law pulled through tho ordeal of
tho knlfo and she swapped back for
that brown hat again."
"No, sir, you enn't afford to tako
advantage of anyono who comes to
buy anything from you, whother the
customer bo .man or woman," spoko
up tho Philadelphia clothing man.
"HIght near our house, on Broad
street, aro several cigar stores. When
I first went to Philadelphia I dropped
In ono day on ono of thoso places and
asked for a good two-for-a'-quarter ci
gar. The man behind tho counter
hnnded mo out a box, nud I picked
up two and gavo him a quarter. Tho
cigar didn't pleaso mo vory well, but
you know wo aro creatures of habit.
If wo go anywhoro for anything, that
is tho placo wo nnturally go tho sec
ond time. Tho next time I dropped in
thiB storo thoro was a young mnn bo
hind tho counter. I picked up a cou
ple of theso same cigars and throw
down a quarter. Ho handed me back
15 cents in change.
Found Out Swindle.
" 'Haven't you made a mistake?' I
askcd, in selling mo theso cigars for
five cents a piece?' Ho said: 'Oh, no;
they cost us $35 a thousand,' and you
bet your Ufo that I never darkened
that fellow's door again.
"At tho .next placo I went Into to
get my cigars tho man was very caro
ful and took a box out of an Ico chest,
and said to mo, as ho passed them
out, 'Hero is a cigar that we pride
ourselves on. Wo sell them pretty
closo at two-for-a-quartor, but we like
to glvo our customers satisfaction.'
That man has my trade to this day.
I not only buy cigars from him when
I am in Philadelphia, but have him
express them to mo when I am out
on tho road. I havo confidence In
"A man does not like to be done,
and I'm not quite so easy as you are,"
began the cloak i lan. "I know Just be
foro Christmas la it year I went in to
buy a book for a young lady friend
of mine. I hnd heard her say that
she liked 'Lucille. and I went into a
book storo to buy for her a nice copy.
I was In quite a hurry. I usually buy
my books when I am at home, In Bal
timore, from an old friend In tho book
business, but that, tlmo 1 was In a
great hurry. I asked tho man for a
copy of Lucille. Ho showed mo ono
and jirlced it at $1.30. I asked him
if ho didn't havo anything better. Ho
fumbled around and finally brought
out another book that looked moro or
less like tho ono he had shown mo
before, and said, 'Hero's a copy for
"Gave you what you wero looking
for?" asked Watklns.
"Yes, you bet. It so happened that
beforo I went homo I had to go down
right near whero my old friend In the
book business was. Just for curios
ity sako I went in and asked to seo
a copy of Lucille. Ho showed me tho
Identical thing for which I had paid
$2.50, and his price, marked In plain
figures, was $1.20; and I didn't do a
thing but go right back up to the
other store to tho other man's place.
His storo was full of customers, and
I told htm that I wantod him to hand
mo back $1.30. I told him ho had
robbed me outright and that ho
should give mo the money and glvo it
to mo quick. Ho hemmed and hawed
for a mlnuto and tried to get out of
It, and I didn't glvo him very much
time. I simply slung tho book at his
head and told him not only to take
tho $1.30 but to tako tho book also
and go to. Then I went and bought
another copy for' my friend."
Mistake In Having Two Prices.
"I don't llko Jo deal with thoso two
priced fellows.tnd I won't do it," tho
hat man remarked. "I know one eve
ning, when It was colder than blazes
and tho wind was blowing down my
collar and sending shivers along my
spine ono of those raw, vilo winds
oft from Lako Michigan I went into
a llttlo storo on Wabash avenue to
buy a mufilcr. I usually fight shy of
these llttlo joints, but it was after
six o'clock and all tho reputablo
stores wero closed. I askod tho nvn
ho was running tho store ail oy
hlmsolf to show mo a mufller. An
ho passed It out to mo It teemed ty
bo all right I asked 'how much?' and
reached In my pocket for tho money.
I was in a hurry. 'The prico of this
ono is $1.50, but I will mako it to
you for a dollar,' said ho. 'You won't
do any such a thing I nnswered. 'I
don't do business with people whe
will do It that way "
'That was tho vory reason why,"
said Hoover, tho morchant, "this man
was ablo by himself to attend to all
tho business ho hnd. Tho retail cus
tomer has absolutely demanded that
tho morohant mark his goods in plain
figures, and soil them at ono price.
It's only during tho last few years
that this has become tho general cus
tom with merchants, but people have
demanded honest treatment, and the
ono who gives it to thorn Is tho one
who gets tho business."
(Copyright, 1906, by JoBcph B. Bowles.)
The Dainty Prairie Dog.
The pralrio dog Is one of tho racst
dainty of animals. It makes for itself
a fresh bed of straw every night.
THE ART OF IRONING.
Easy to Do Well, With a Little Care
Somo valuablo Instructions In tho
art of Ironing for tho amateur or Ig
norant professional aro given In a ro
cent monthly. Too many peoplo Iron
carelessly and stupidly, when a llttlo
tlmo and labor expended on tho enro
of tho Irons, and system In arranging
thlng3 for tho work before It Is bo
sun will greatly lessen tho difficulty
and shorten tho operation. A good
light, a clear bright fire, when gas Is
not used, a good set of Irons, not too
light, and not too heavy for slender
arms, an amplo board covered with a
blanket and a clean cloth sowed or
tacked, not laid on; with theso ma
terials and patience, caro and endur
ance, anybody can with a llttlo prac
tice turn out as good work ns a laun
dry. Tho irons must bo kopt in good
condition, frequently rubbed with
brick dust and oil, and polished on a
ploco of carpet or coarso cloth overy
time they are used. And they must
never bo allowed to rust.
Somo fastidious peoplo havo an ob
jection to having their underclothes
Ironed at all. for they know tho care
less ways of Inferior domestics, who
uso dirty Irons, mix clean and soiled
garments, and lcavo tho clothes hang
ing In a smoky, fly-ridden kitchen for
days at a tlmo. Ono particular wom
an has her llngerio brought up to her
from tho outsldo line, sweet and fresh
from tho winds of heaven, and prefers
to wear them with only a llttlo pulling
out of tho frills, but for most of us
that would seem too unfinished and
rough. So toach your maids to bo neat,
clean and quick about theso things.
Of courso, clothes need to bo aired
thoroughly, but they aro not Improved
by lying around the kitchen or laund
dry too long. A slmplo wrinkle Is to
make your Ironholdcrs round In shape,
so that they do not hang down over
the Iron at tho corners. A clean cloth
at tho right hand Is the proper thing
on which to tost its heat Cotton and
muslin garments should bo evenly
damp or they will not tako a smooth
gloss, and to accomplish this purpose
a clean cloth and a bowl of cold wa
ter aro tho best combination. Mon
WATER AS A DISINFECTANT.
One of the Most Valuable for Use In
It Is a fact not generally taken Into
account, because but Imperfectly un
derstood, that pure, fresh, cold water
Is ono of tho most valuablo disinfect
ants, Inasmuch as It is a powerful ab
sorbent, livery sickroom should havo
a largo vessel of clear water, frequent
ly renewed, placed near the bed, or
oven boneath It. This not only ab
sorbs much of tho hurtful vapor, but
by its evaporation It softens and tem
pers tho atmosphere, doing away with
tho dryness, which Is so trying and
depressing to an invalid, or even to
persons In health, for that matter, it
has frequently been shown by actual
experiment that troubled sleep and
threatened Insomnia aro corrected by
so slmploia thing as tho placing of an
open bowl of water near tho sufferer's
hod. On tho samo principle, water
which has been standing in an open
vessel in a sleeping room or a sick
room should under no conditions bo
used for drinking; nor should any
liquid Intended as a beverage be al
lowed to thus stand open to contami
A Good Antiseptic.
Boric a?Id and boraclc acid aro tho
samo. Every housekeeper should havo
on hand a supply of this very usouf
antiseptic. For burns it is unusually
excellent. Drop two ouacoi of tho
boric acid crystals In a glas3 quart
jar and fill with water. This makes
a saturate solution. Take a piece of
gauzo or cheesecloth, saturate with
tho solution and lay on tho burn. Ap
ply vory moist, covering with absorb
ent cotton and then with oil silk.
This will keep moist for 12 hours, for
tho oiled silk will provent evapora
tion. If you havon't the boric acid
uso a solution of bicarbonate of soda,
which Is nearly as good.
Frills Again in Favor.
Tiny frills aro again being seon on
muslin and other fine-textured gowns.
Theso wore particularly notlceabls at
a recent fashionable function, whero
several dresses wero wcu-n ornament
ed in this fashion. One ws com
posed V spotted not, and tho skirt
had no less than 15 graduated frills,
each frill being edged with tiny gauzo
ribbon. Tho bodlco was mado In fichu
stylo, with frills to mntch thoso on
tho skirt, nnd with elbow sleeves nlso
finished with frills. Laco rovers, chem
isette, and high collar-, and deep belt
t roso-tlntcd China ribbon gavo tho
finishing touches. Brooklyn Eagle.
Russian Epicurean Coffee.
This coffeo Is mado of a quantity of
coffeo, fruit and cognac In an open
bowl. Tho coffeo is first laid in tho
bowl aud a quantity of finely chopped
apples and poars mako a second layer.
Tho wholo Is then covered with cog
nac, which is lighted, and there re
mains a highly aromatic and delicious
syrup which Is tho epicure's idea of
Russian coffee. At first thlg appears
a strango -drink, but It soon becomes
very popular. Tho Idea of using fruit
with coffeo seems to bo confined to
the Russians, but It suggests interest
ing possibilities for experiment.
If a bedstead creaks at each raovo
of the sleeper, remove tho slats and
wrap tho ends of each in old newspa
pers. This will provo a complete
HIAM A TYPC UYrU A rir,I7!n"'1 offered In Unlnty individual sets
-tAS NOW BECOME A HAPPILY
To Villnge Too Small to Support Ono
Good Bread, Pickles nnd Pre
serves Find a Ready Market
Family Ileirlooms May Bo Dis
posed Of Designs In Laco and
Linen Hero Displayed Unequalled
by Department Stores Simple
Meals Furnished Shopping People.
BY MABCiAUlVr K. SANGSTEK.
(Copyright, lJtoi, by Joseph U. Uowlos.)
The woman's exchnngo was original
ly a happy thought, and Is now a fact
happily accomplished In all our larger
towns and cities. There Is no village
that might not with propriety havo a
woman's exchange If women, married
and single, found It convenient to or
ganize nnd carry ono on with, of
course, a cooperative basis.
The exchango needs only a pleasant
room located on a business street or
near a business center. Hero may be
brought for salo articles of beauty,
costly wearing apparel with which the
owners would like to part for a con
sideration, nnd various domestic prod
ucts. If there 13 a woman in tho com
munity who has a special gift for deli
cate cookery, she may save her neigh
bors trouble and add something regu
larly to her own exchequer by selling
her cakes or pastry, her home-made
loaves, her plckl03 and preserves at
tho woman's exchange.
Sometimes a woman's exchnngo es
tablishes a reputation for a particular
dainty, and people scud from far and
near to obtain It for their parties or
social teas. It Is desirable that orders-
should bo definitely taken for
perishable goods or else there will be
loss cither to the consignee or to the
Women who wish to consign articles
af value to an exchange, must plainly
ctate the amount they aro worth and
the lowest selling price tho owners are
willing to accept. They will probably
bo asked to pay a small entrance fee
anil a commission will bo exacted on
the salo of the articles. A pathetic
Interest sometimes nttnehes to the
brautlful objects seen at a woman's
exchange. Hero Is a lace flounce, evi
dently an heirloom. Looking at its
filmy tissues, priceless In the eyes of
any woman who loves real lace, nnd
observing that it will bo Fold at a sac
rifice, ono read3 between tho lines
tho lack of ready money, the Ptory of
waning fortunes, the decay of an old
family, in brief, tho mutations of for
tune that In duo time come to thoso
who have long born prosperous. Few
houses there arc that do not sooner or
later feel a chill breath from tho biting
winds of adversity. This length of
lace ndorned tho gown of a fair lady
who danced at a ball with Marquis
do LaFnyctte. It has been worn by
other women of tho household, at gay
a-semblles and bright weddlng3 since
that proud day, nnd now It is to pass
Into the hands of strangers and Its
price will procure comforts for nn In
valid or pay the tuition of a struggling
Near tho laco Is nn exquisite shawl
cf creamy crepo, wonderfully embroid
ered nnd deeply fringed. Half a cen
tury ago it crossed the water and was
tho gift of a traveler to his sweet
heart. She woro it for years with the
sort of pride that women tako in rai
ment that cannot bo bought In every
shop. To-day you may have It, or I, If
wo havo tho price In our pocketbooks.
A fan, an Ivory carving, a picture,
what Is there not hero that tells lt3
story to thoso who pause, reflect and
There Is not a woman's exchango In
Lhe land that does not hint at times
3f altered fortunes borne with noblo
self-respect and of womanly dovollon,
not reluctant to give its best If It may
add somo brightness to the shadowed
lot of a loved one.
More cheerful aro the suggestions
that wo find in tho table scarfs, dollies,
coverlets and ten-cloths embroidered
with a skill and graco that rivals
painting. Linen Is the twin of laco
in tho affection of the feminine breast
The womnn who does not prize ex
quisite linen is so exceptional that she
seems to havo an odd twist In her
mental outfit. Thoro Is a wide scopo
for decoration in linen for the table
not only, but for tho drawing-room
an J tho bed-chamber, and often tho
single opportunity for its salo Is In an
exchange. Tho department stores
cannot often furnish specimens so
unique and designs so artistic a3 arc
shown hy the lady who presides at tho
A board of managers with president.
secretary and treasurer, aro essential
to tho conduct of an exchange. Often
It adds to Its other sales a luncheon
md tea room whero slmplo meals aro!
fnrnlshod to shopping people, tho ne-!
ullar inducement to them being that
trey may refresh themselves in a quiet
place with well-served and well-cooked
food. A few lands should form tho
bill cf fare, they should bo the best
of their. kind, and tho tea, coffee or
I'hocnlntn should bo bovond reproach
at small tables. A lunch room of this
kind, if properly ndmlnlstered, is a
source of profit oxcept in small su
burban villages whero homes aro
within easy reach nnd no ono wishes
to tako a meal at a restaurant.
The attendants In a womnn's ex
chnngo must bo courteous, accommo
dating nnd sensible They do not do
cldo questions of price, nor do thoy
pass upon tho quality and quantity of
goods received. This latter duty falls
upon tho board of managers or a se
lected sub-coinmlttco. Tho attendants
havo precisely the obligation of tho
clerk In nn ordlnnry storo; they stand
botween tho customer and the mer
chant, tho merchant In this lnstnnco
being tho consignee. If they aro good
saleswomen thoy will often bo the
means of causing much satisfaction
to lKith parties.
Tho bookkeeping nt a woman's ex
chnngo must bo nccurato nnd exact and
tho utmost caro must bo tnken to keep
a detailed account of overy transaction.
Returns to consignees should bo ex
tremely prompt. If nrtlcles after a
suitable Interval arc found to bo unsal
able tho consignees havo no cnuso for
complaint, If their property Is re
turned In good order.
Anyono wishing to nddrcss a wom
an's exchnngo nay do so by tho slm
plo method of sending a letter by mall
directed to tho president of the wom
an's exchange, nppendlng city and
state. Tho postmaster will forward
such letters to tho proper place. All
that Is nccossary Is to bo nssured that
tho town In question possesses nn ex
chnngo. TORTOISE SHELL THE BEST.
Style of Comb That Can Be Worn by
Let only tho goldoii'halred or black
hatred girl risk tho gold and Ivory
combs, nnd tho silver ono Is for tho
brunette alono. No shndo of hair was
over born or Invented which could
not wear tortolso shell. ItB tints and
lights nro universally becoming.
Thoso combs nro nil expensive, for
only tho gonulno materials or tho host
imitations nro worth buying. Tho
handsomest ones nro Jeweled, which
brings thorn to a fabulous price.
In selecting nny comb, bo careful
to chooso ono with long tooth curved
so that tho comb feels firm In tho hair.
It Is both dangerous to tho comb nnd
embarrassing to tho wearer to havo
it fall. If you aro within reach of any
, I Chlneso importor, ho Is tho best ono
I in fnriilcli vnn nn ivnrv rnmli. Tho
Chlneao ,mvo been quick to learn our
desires, and they havo adapted their
handiwork accordingly. Somo of their
shops dlsplny combs carved in exquis
ite designs. Many of theso nro sot
with stones. Two smart examples of
tho up-to-dato coiffuro ornaments nro
shown. Tho ono on lop is of shell In
amber In Spanish Btylo, tho other pos
sesses distinct beauty of Its own, and
Is qulto tho newest fancy.
Paris Fashion Hints.
Lingerie robes promlso to bo better
than over during tho coming season,
only they aro to bo far moro elabor
ate than over, representing a fabulous
amount of work.
Yokes aro conspicuous upon tho
loveliest of blouses yokes definitely
cut or tho lines of a yoko connived at
by tho way tho trimming Is disposed.
Tho emplro scarf of colored gauzo is
In high favor aud lends tho noto of
color to an othorwlso slnglo-tovrd
gown that r. Parlslenno'H eyo for dra
matic effects requires.
Remarkable Fancy Work.
Somo rathor remarkab fancy work
i was recently exhibited in London, the
work of a woman living In Capo lown,
South Africa. Several screoiiB and
' ,...... ttvmilaltn nnnok ivpa Infn-ntml
with flowers and figures mado ontlroly
of fish scales. Tho scales woro thread
ed on silver wire nnd dyed just tho
right tints, nnd tho results woro qulto
wonderful In both color and general
111 f I)! UM
A KENTUCKY WOMAN
How Sho Gained Flftoen Pounds In
Wolghtand BocnmoWcll by Taking
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Women nt forty, or thoroabonts, have
their futuro in their own hands. There
will bo n ehntigo for tho bettor or worse,
for tho better if tho system is purified by
such n tonio nsDr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Mrs. D. O. Wedding, of Hartord, Ky.,
writes ns follows concerning tho diffi
culties which nflllctctl her:
" I was fcoriously ill and was confined
to my bed for six or eight mouths in nil,
during two years. I had chills, fovor,
rheumatism. My stomach seemed al
ways too full, my kidnoys did not net
freely, my livor was innctive, my heart
beat was very weak nnd I hnd dizziness
or swimming ill my head nud nervous
"I was undr tho treatment of soTrrnl
different physicians hut thoy nil failed
to do mo nny good. After suffering for
two years I learned from nn Arkansas
friend about tho merits of Dr.Willinms'
Pink Pills nnd I decided that I would
try them. Tho vory first box I took
made mo feci better nud when I had
taken four boxes moro I was entirely well,
weighed fifteen pounds moro thnn when
I began, resumed my household dirties,
nud havosinco continued in tho best of
health. I havo recommended Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills to niniry people on no
count of what they did for mo, nnd I feel
that I cannot prniso them too strongly."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills restored Mrs.
Wedding to lienlthbccnuso thoy nctunlly
mako new blood and when tho Wood is
in full vigor every function of tho body
is restored, eauso tho blood carries to
every organ, overy musclo, every nervo,
tho nocessary nourishment. Any woman
who is interested in thocuroof Mrs. Wed
ding will want our book, "Plain Talks to
Women," which in frco on request.
All druggists sell Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, or thoy will bo sent by mall post
paid, on recoiptof prico, CO cents per box,
six Imuos for $'J.r,0, by tho Dr. Williauui
Mediciuo Co., Sohoneotudy, N.Y.
Aunt Mary'a "Quiet" Funeral.
A doar old Now England spinster,
tho embodiment of tho timid and
shrinking, passed away nt Carlsbad,
whero sho had gono for hor henlth.
Her nearest kinsman, a nophow, or
dored tho body sent back to bo burled
as was hor last wish in tho qulot
llttlo country churchyard. His sur
prlso can ho imagined, when, on open
ing the casket, ho behold, Instead of
tho placid fenturos of his Aunt Mary,
tho majestic port of an English gen
oral In full regimentals, whom ho re
membered hail chanced to dlo at tho
same tlmo and placo as his aunt. At
onco ho of Jed to tho gonoral's holrs,
explaining tho situation and requesting
instructions. They camo back as
follows: "Give the general quiet fu
neral. Aunt Mnry Intorrod today with
full military honors, six brass bands,
BAB'S TORTURING HUMOR.
Ears Looked as If They Would Drop
Off Face Maso of Sores Cured
by Cutlcura In Two Weeks
"I feel ,lt my duty to parents of
other poor suffering bablos to tell
you what Cutlcura has done for my
llttlo daughter. Sho broko out all
over her body with a humor, and wo
used ovorythlng recommended, but
without results. I called In threo doc
tors, thoy all claimed thoy could help
her, but sho continued to grow worso
Hor body was a mass of sores, and'
her llttlo fuco was being catou iway;
her cars looked as If thoy would drop
off. Neighbors advised mo to get
Cutlcura Soap and Olntmont, nnd
beforo I had used half of tho cako
of Soap and box of Ointment tho
sores had all healed, and my llttlo
ono'a face and body woro as clear
ns a new-born babo's. I would not
bo without it ngaln if it cost flvo dol
lars, Instead of soventy-flvo cents.
Mrs, Gehrgo J. Steese, 701 Colburn
St., Akron. Ohio."
BEES CLOSED A MINE.
Swarmed In Millions and Mjn Were
Unablo to Work.
There aro Instances In great nimber
whore mining operations were tem
porarily suspended by a shortage of
funds or by water flooding tho proper
ty, but It remained for Mohawk, a
smnll station along tho Southern Pa
cific, to furnish a now causo which la
unique In tho history of mining. The
company affected owns tho Red Cross
mines In the Mohawk mountains.
Millions of bees, attracted by tho
water at theso mlne3 and forced from
their hives In tho mountains by the
drought, took possession of tho water
supply, and tholr numbers woro so
great that it was found Imposslblo to
drive tho swarms away. Consequently
tho mines have been shut down until
tho rainy season sots In, when It Is
hoped tho bees will roturn to tholr
mouutalu homo3. Sacramento Bee.
madubr agents of tbo litiikerc Accident Company
It not untiaual KTuonunca unneoarr. Writs
lAKKlW ACC'IUKiU" CO., Di3 MOmiS. lows.
nnVI CT CBCC tlllc about Tm (arm
UUALCI rilCC Uuda-gUlDifprlCMitnapru-dseu.
UUDdrsdaooailnjito Texas) tnd two ojaaa
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