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Birthday Dinner, D ascribed by jroje. itsrri,
Jurz to Bs & osfc Enjoyable lEvsnt
Enteral nirejsni Suggestions.
A" birthday dinner which Is to bo
cIvcn next week Is so charming In Its
uppolntnionts I can hardly wait to
tell about It for tho benefit of others
who may claim tho first month In tho
yenr for their natal day. I used to
think that winter functions wcro not
half bo pretty as snmmor' ones, but of
late It seems as If nothing could bo
more Biiggestlvo of hospitality than n
room warm with red and green deco
rations, quantities of candles and a
blazing flro In an open fireplace, with
out which no uptodnto houao Is com
plete. To return to our dinner: Tho'tablo
loth Is of cluny lace to bo laid over
red silk, with a huge cako for tho
center piece, surrounded by a wreath
of red candles and red carnations,
which do not fade as quickly as roses.
Tho mantelpiece Is to bo banked
with polnsottlns, and a novel as well
as decorative feature will bo tho In
dividual and relish dishes, all to bo of
red Bohemian glass. Tho place cards
are to have tho verso for January writ
,tcn In red Ink and they nro to bo deco
rated with red beads In lieu or gar
nets. Tho gift for tho birthday girl Is to
bo a handsome gnrnet ring set In sil
ver, which will bo presented on a ring
holder of red Dohomian glass. Tho
maid Is to bring It In on a tray when
tho dessert Is served.
There nro to bo eight guests, all
college chums. After the dinner there
will be a theater party, chaperoned by
the birthday girl's mother. Afterwaid
there Is to bo a chafing dish supper,
with a delicious welsh rarebit. Each
.girl is to ask her best boy friend to
this. It all sounds exciting, but as
this mother said to mo: "You Just
liavo to let them do things, so you
Just might as well bo In touch with
It all. It pays In tho end to keep pret
ty close to your daughter."
Isn't sho a wise woman? Would
thero were more Hko her. Sho Is tho
same ono who always sits up to wel
come her daughter homo, no matter
How lato tho Iiouivj and sho Is bright
and Interested, tdla. And, what Is
more, her first question Is: "What
timo Is It?"
Thero Is a whole sermon right there.
Ponder It yo who have young daughtors
lust entering Into tho Joys of social
This contest was used to liven up
things before tho regular game of
cards In which tho club Indulges once
a week. Tho cards wero foreign pos
tals with thick whlto paper pasted
over tho address side, on which tho
following questions were written:
Where Americans go when they die
A mnko of enrpets ."Brussels
What housekeepers Hko In tho cab
Fnvorlto namo for a girl, Florence.
Pnrt of tho neck nnd a Romnn numer
al 4 Naples
A toilet water Cologno
A house of prayer nnd a domestic ani
Homo of a famous morloni wrllcr.London
A Klrl's noma and 'tho French for
-A girl relative Kico
The Guessing Contest.
' These two contests wore arranged
by a clever hostess who says they
proved most entertaining to her
A barnyard product and a vegetable
growtlt Egg plant
Letters of tho alphabet Pens
"Employment of some women, and tho
dread of all '..r.SpInucli
To pound , Boet
Tho hair ornaments of thl3 season
before. This metal Allot, with gauzo
accessory to tho coiffure. The wings
crystals. They aro mounted in front
over tho top of tho head.
Sklllcdopart of a needle, and to suffo-
What I'liaroah 'saw In a il renin Corn
To draw, a narrow bed and a kind of
Frozen water wltji nn "11" prefixed.. nice
Cowpcr's herb Mint cheers Tta
Adam's nlo .'. Water
An accompaniment to a cold, and, tho
pay of a lawyer Coltce
A pleco of crayon, un cxclnmntlon and
not on time '. Chocolate
Tho edgo of a tiling, and to blunder
To mnlto a liolo Punch
A tract of low land Mead
A tropical fruit, and nn American
Interesting to Brides-Elect.
This Is nn Indent vcrsolot that may
help a brldo to be to decldo upon tho
month In which to launch her ship
upon tho mntrlmonlnl sea:
Married In Janunry's hoar and rime.
Widowed you'll bo beforo your prime.
Married In February's sleety weather,
I.I to you'll tread In tunc together.
Married when Mnrch winds shrill and
Your h.omo will bo on a foreign shore.
Married 'ncnth April's changeful skies,
A c'heckcred path beforo you lies.
Married when bees o'er May blooms flit,
Strnngors around your bonrd will sit.
Married In month of roses June
Life will bo ono long honeymoon.
Married In July, with flowers ablaze,
Bitter-sweet memories In after days.
Married In August's heat and drowse.
Lover and friend in your chosen pouso.
Married in golden September's glow,
Smooth and screno your life will" flow.
Married when leaves In October thin,
Toll nnd hardship for you begin.
Married in veils of November mfst,
Damo Fortune your wedding ring has
Mnrrled In days of December's cheer,
Love's star burns brighter from year to
A Guessing Contest.
I hopo that tho readers who have
requested now guessing contests will
appreclnlo this Issuo of tho depart
ment, for thero has been a special ef
fort made to get together as many
now games as possible. Tho answers
to tho following all end In "ure," and
they nro all words In common use:
Whero nro cows kept Pasture
Tho mother of us all Naturo
What students Move Literature
To what many aspire Culture
A name applied to an animal.. Creature
What wo should lay up In heaven....
What most grocers nro not generous
Of what wo do not havo enough. .Lelsuro
What artists make Miniatures
What a speaker uses Gesturo
When ono leaves Departure
A holo Aperture
Many of. tho designs recall tho old
polonaise of I860.
Faded colors are moro in ovldonco
than tho distinct shades.
Paris is smiling at present upon
metalizcd gold and silver net.
A color known as kingfisher Is bo
ing shown in tho various shades.
Gold and silver laco Is being used
for yokes Instead of tulle and net.
Sleeves aro never worn on ball
gowns nowadays except for the merest
Ribbons nro playing a foremost part
In tho construction of tho new evening
Charming theater hoods, which look
well with every kind of costume, are
mndo of ermine, with a pale silk lin
ing. tHrne JMir
aro unllko thoso that girls have, won
-wings, Is probably the most populai
aro of gold gauze, ornamented will
of a thin gold fillet which fits neatly
Dy. JAMES FRANCIS DVYER
(Copyright, by Shortstory l'ub. Co.)
Somebody has defined crime ns "the
momentary victory of an hereditary
craving over common sense." In tho
-ao uf tho two ailllllnns, the samo
.alng manifested Itself In each man
at the samo moment. Thin was po
Miliar. Tho deslro came upon each of
tho brothers to possess two blood
horses belonging to a neighbor, and
common senso was routed in the
struggle to suppress the craving.
Tho Gllflllnns got tho horses, and,
Incidentally, the sheriff got tho Gil
llllans. A stern Judge conducted tho
Judicial Inquiry, nnd, unnblo to see
that tho brothers wero victims of a
craving, handed down from a horso
loving nnccstor, ho sent them to En
lota penitentiary for seven years.
This was unfortunate. Tho younger
Gllflllan was consumptive, nnd En
lota's "Llttlo Hell" was not nn Ideal
health rosort. Threo months after
sentence the boy was sent to tho Jail
hospital, nnd bocamo llrmly Imbued
with tho feeling that ho would not re
cover his health. Tho sontonce had
smashed up the Inst ounce of vitality
that was holding tho fort against tho
disease, and tho prisoner was sinking
Now, prisoners In Jail hospital re
eclvo no tobaoco. Whethur the prison
medico bclloves that the brand sup
plied to the numbered Inmates is a
' compound that can only bo safely con
sumed by the physically strong Is not
known, but the weokly supply ullowcd
to a prisoner on tho "works" Is Im
mediately cut olf If ho 1b taken to the
hospital. Tho dearth of tobacco af
fected tho consumptive Gllflllan. He
craved a "chow," and In distress If
acquainted tho brother of his cravlnt,
by what is In Jail parlanco known ns
a "stiff." ,WIth a pin the sick man
scratchod his wants on the loose lent
of a hymn book, and In duo time the
pitiful note, after passing through the
hands' of a dozen prisoners, reached
tho healthy brother, who was learning
to manufacture boots in tho prison
The elder Gllflllan had deep pools
of sentiment benenth a rough ex
terior. Furthermore, ha took no heed
of consequence. Ho pictured the sick
brother, waiting tobaccoless in the
dreary hospital, and he took a chance
to supply him. Tho chanco was a
risky one. Whllo passing tho barred
hospital yard ho dexterously Jerked
a small cube of tobacco to tho whlto
faced brother, who happened to be
walking up and down Inside, and he
breathed a tremendous sigh of relief
when bo beenmo certain that tho
warder in charge of the squad had not
noticed tho action. Tho elder Gllflllan
was not afraid of any punishment that
might fall upon himself; ho was afarld
lest the morsel of tobacco would bo
taken away from tho sick youth who
craved the delicacy.
But Nemesis was galloping on the
heels of tho two Gllflllnns. Warder
Dulstrodo, locking down from his
perch on tho south tower, saw the
movement, and Uulstrodo was n con
scientious officer, Five minutes after,
the younger brother wus stripped of
tho miserable gift, and tho giver was
dragged before tho chief warder and
sentenced to soven days' dark cell for
a breach of prison discipline. In Jail,
charity Is a virtue that is promptly
smothered when tho powers that bo
become nwaro of its existence.
It was the eldor GUflllan's first intro
duction to tho dark coll. When ho
was pushed Into tho wlndowlcss cham
ber, the horrible, intense, suffocating
darkness closed in upon him Hko a
smothering pall. lillnd and stupoflud,
ho groped his way around tho bare
walls, tho horror piercing him through
and through like an Icy sword. After
wards he flung himself on tho stono
floor and luy Hko a man stunned by a
Somo hours later bo thought of the
button. A medical student, who had
once undergone a term of Imprison
ment at Enlota, had promulgated a
theory by which tho mental agony pro
duced by dark coll treatment could
bo considerably relieved, llo advised
all pilsoner friends who might visit
"The Dogholo" to toss a button Into
tho air, and whllo nwny the timo uy
ronrcliiiig for It on lunula nnd Uncos
stood the value of little things, and
ho recognized tho fuct that a con
tinuous hunt for n missing button
would drag tho mind awuy from the
black abyss of Insanity.
Gllflllan, groping blindly In tho
darkness, remembered tho advice. Ho
ripped a button from his striped
Jacket nnd tossed It into the thick air.
Listening Intently ho hoard It fall In
a far-away corner of tho cell, and
on hands nnd knees ho started to
search for It.
The sport fasclnnted li'm. When ho
discovered tho motal disc ho spun It
up and again started In pursuit. Tho
leaden hours "rolled by slowly, but tho
gamo continued. Gllflllan blessed tho
button. Ho began to feel n lovo for It.
Ho cnlled to It when It hid from bin.
In tho cracks botwoen tho cold stones,
and ho cried hysterically over It when
ho discovered It after a long sonrch.
It seemed allvo. It became n com
pnnion to him In that horrlblo, black
vault into which not ono slnglo ray of
light came to ploreco tho darkness.
It was on tho YcnInB 0I lH0 sixth day
that Nemesis clinched with Gllflllan.
The prisoner had, up to that moment,
thrown tho button up tv thousand
times nnd found it la each occasion by
laboriously searching on hands nnd
knees. Hut on tho ovcnlng of tho
sixth day a peculiar Incident hup-
Tho prlsonor throw tho button up
In s tho blackness, but It did not cotno
Gilflllnn waited with aching cars to
hear tho tinkle of tho metal on the
stono, but ho heard no sound. Tho
button didn't fall, and the silence that
rilled tho cell as ho stood listening,
hurt him. He clonched his teeth to
stranglo a scream of terror that fear
pushed to his lips. What was wrong?
Tho prisoner's trembling knees gave
way under hlra and he sank to the
floor. Tils hands moved out into the
darkness and commenced to feci the
stono flooring, but every nervo was
On every other occasion when ho
had tossed up tho button ho had heard
it fall distinctly, but ho was certain
that thero was not tho sllghest sound
after tho last toss. Still, he would
The hot hands crept over tho stones
engorly, feverishly. Tho fingers
worked madly, but the baro floor
mocked their search. There was no
button. Again and again nnd again
tho prisoner searched. Through tho
cold hours of tho night ho crawled
backwards and forwards (till each Join
ing between thoso tombstones of Hopo
seemed familiar to his blind fingers.
Hut there wns nothing on tho floor.
Tlio button had not fallen after ho
had Jerked It Into the blackness.
Gllflllan tried to think. Why had It
not returned? he asked hlmsolf.
What had happened to It? Thero was
nothing above him but baro walls, and
yet I Whero was It? Again and
ngaln he whispered tho question of tho
thick black pall that seemed to heave
around htm. Ho asked It In a louder
tone. Ho scroamed It. Thon soino
thing Hko a laugh came from ono
cornor of that brain-destroying pit of
horror, and Gllflllan was panic
Imagination, contrary to tho opinion
of scientific experts, lies In the stom
ach, and tho brcndand water diet that
Gllflllan had been rocolving was not
sufficiently weighty to keep It down.
Tho prisoner began to see things. Tho
thick wavoB of curse-lncrusted dark
ness welled up from tho cornors and
smothered htm. Invisible hands
grasped his throat and strangled him.
He klckod at tho door leading into tho
dark corridor opening into tho main
wing, but Warder Tomlinson, of the
night watch, was slightly deaf, and
did not hear him. Ho raced around
the cell with Terrorgrasping, gibber-.
ing Terror at hlB heels, nnd tho
stono vault echoed to his wild screams
When Warder Dunworth opened tl.o
door on tho morning of tlio sovonth
day to acquaint Gllflllan of tho fact
that his term In dark cell was ovor,
the bands of Terror had completed
their work. Tho prisoner's facq was
battered beyond recognition ' where
ho had dashed against tho walls In hl
Hind race, and ho shrieked wlldlj
when tho warder attomptod to drij
him Into tho light.
Kloven years afterwards, when ar
onllghtened prison controller did nwaj
with the dark cells, tho masons, tear
Ing down tho black vault at Knlotn
found a Jacket button securely
fastenod In a thick cobweb near tho
colling of the coll. Hut In the crim
inal ward of Unlotn lnsuuo asylum a
prisoner still spends his days nnu
nights hunting for that button.
Marriage licenses aro required In all
states nnd territories except Alaska,
Now Jersey (If residents, othenvlso re
quired), Now Mexico and South Crrr
I t I
Mr. Luther Durbnnk, tho plnnt Wlz
nrd of California, has' originated n
wonderful no.w plnnt which growB any
where, In nny soil orcllmnto, and bears
groat quantities of luscious berries all
tho season. Plaut nro grown from
seed, nnd It takes only threo months
to get them in bearing, nnd thoy may
bo grown nnd fruited nil summer In
tho garden, or In pots during tho win
ter. It Is unquestionably tho greatest
Fruit Novolty ever known, and Mr.
Durbnnk has made Mr. John Lowia
Chillis, of Floral Park, N. Y tho In
troducer. Ho says that Mr. Chllds Is
ono of tho lnrRCBt, best-known, fair
est and most reliable Seedsman in
America. Mr. Chllds la advertising
seed of tho Wonderborry nil over tho
world, nnd offering groat Inducements
to Agents for taking orders for It.
This berry ia so fine and vnluablo, and
so easily grown nnywhero, that every
6ody should get It at once.
DRIGHT SIDE TO BUSINESS.
Occasional Flash of Humor Enlivens
Chase After Dollar.
It is supposed that business lottora
aro deficient In humor. Still there
hnvo boon oxceptlons, nnd tho lntcst,
sent by a membor of tho well-known
wholesale soap-mnklng Arm of (lot us
say) Cako & Son, Is ono of tho most i
brilliant. A retntl dealor In a small
way had Bent for a consignment of
their goods: "Gentlemen (ho writes)
"whorefor you havo not sont mo tho
sopo7 Is It boknwso you think my
money lo not so good os nobody olsos?
Dam you, Cako k. Son! whorfor hnvo
you not sont tho sopo? IMoaso send
sopo nt once, and oblige yours rospoct
fully, Itlchard Jones. V. S. SInco
writing tho above my wlftf has found
tho sopo under tho counter."
HOME COUGH CURE.
Go to your druggist and get ono-half
ounco Concentrated pluo compound,
two ounces of glycerine, half a pint of
good whiskey; mix It up, nnd use it
In doses of a tenspoonful to a table
spoonful every four hours, slinking tho
bottlo each timo. Any druggist can
Tho Concentrated plno Is n plno prod'
uct rcflncd for medical uso and comes
only in hclf ounce bottles, ench en
closed In a round case which Is air
tight and preserves tho fluid In Its full
strength, but bo sura It Is labeled "Con
centrated." A prominent local druggist
says ho has filled this prescription hun
dreds of times and has seen It work
Mr. Dude I wns thinking how much
I rcscmblo your carpot always at
your feet, you know.
Miss Sly Yes, very much Hko my
carpot. I'm going to shako It soon.
REALLY HAD NO KICK COMING.
According to Expert Opinion, Play
wright Had Got Off Easy.
That Becrbohm Trco, tho player,
has a caustic wit Is evidenced by an
Incident whoroln ho and an unknown
The writer had obtained permission
to read his offering to Treo. Tho actor
ovlnced no great degree of enthus-
lsnm, either during or after the read
ing; but he did tako tho manuscript,
upon which ho scribbled hastily a few
suggestions for Its betterment.
"See hero, Mr. Tree," was tho Indig
nant ejaculation of the ambitious play
wright, "It's hardly fair of you to dls
poso of my work in this summary and
nonchalant fashion. I'd havo you
kjow that this play cost mo a year's
"So?" queried Treo. "My dear fel
low, any Impartial Judge would give
you at least flvo!" Harper's Weekly.
And the Other Kind.
Did you over stand on a prominent
corner nt an early morning hour and
watch tho throngs of people on their
way to work? Noting tho number who
wero forcing themselves nlong bo
cause it meant their dally bread, and
tho others cheerfully and oagorly pur
suing their wny because of lovo of
It Is a fact that ono's food has much
to do with IL As an example;
If an engine has poor ollr or a bollor
Is flrod with poor coal, a bad result Is
certain, isn't it?
Treating your stomach right Is tho
keystone that sustains tho arch of
health's iomplo and you will find
"arapo-Nuts" as a dally food Is tho
roost nourishing and beneficial you can
Wo havo thousands of testimonials,
real genuine llttlo hoart throbs, from
peoplo who simply tried Grape-Nuts
mi nt finrlnaltv nn n lnfit rosnrt with
tho result that prompted tho testlmo-
If' you havo never tried Grape-Nuts
it's worth while to glvo lt,a fair lmpar- i
tlal trial. Remember thoro aro mil j
lions eating Grape-Nuts ovory day
thoy know, nnd wo know If you will ,
uso Grapo-Nuts ovory morning your
work Is moro likely to bo Joy-work, be-
..n . am Iiaa.i mlt nn1 til li Mrt '
CilUUU JTUll CUU JVWll HUH, uuu nimiiJU
brain well nourished work Is a Joy.
Rend tho "Road to Wellvlllo" In ovcry
pacOJ" "Thero'a a Reason."
arts gw je:oTv
oc )owcfc; cteoflses
g sysYem G$$cccx;y ;
To tavfe beucjicia
Fbg Syrup Co.
SOLD BY LEADING DRUCCI5T5 50fABOTTU
"It docs cem strange," remarked
tho party who seemed to be thinking
"What seems strnngo?" quorlcd ths
"That after getting a rr.iui in hot
water a woman cnnH understand why
ho should boll ovor," Explained th
noisy thlnkor. Chicago Dally Nows.
Rl'OIIN'S DISTEMl'EU CUllE will
cure nnv imMibla caw of DKSTUMPEH,
PINK. EE, and the like among horses
of nil tiRoa, nnd prevents all others in tlio
Kiino stnblo from having the disease. Also
euros chicken cholera, nnd iIor distemper..
Any good druggist can pupply yd.i, or t-ciid
to infra. 50 cents nnd $1.00 n bottle. Agents
wanted. Frco book. Spohn Medical Co.,
Spec. Contagious Discncctt, Goshen, lnd.
Mnn gives every reason for his con
duct savo ono; a very oxcuso for his
crime savo ono; ovcry plea for his
safety savo one, nnd that is cowardice.
Strong drug cntlinrtlcs simply ngjrrnvoto
the condition tlio true remedy for cotmti
pntlon nnd liver trouble Is found in Gar
held Ten, the mild Herb laxative.
Wntcr from the Itlver Styx should
bo fine for preparing mucllago.
Lewis' Slnglo Hinder straight 5c Many
smokers prefer them to 10c cigars. Youf
dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111.
And the pretty girl usually has plal
Positively cured by
theae Little Pills.
They also rellera DIs
treiMfrom Dxpepiila, In
J Igrstlon anil Too Hearty
Entlng. A perfect rem
edy (or Dlulness, Nan
Ben, Drowsiness, Dad
Taste 1 n Ihe Mouth, Coat
ed Tongue, Tain lu tha
Bide, TOUl'ID LIVER.
Thcjr regulate the Uowels. Purely Vegetable.
SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE.
Genuine Must Bear
Western Canada the Pennant Winner
"ThtLast Best Wist"
The government of
Canada now gives
to every nctunl set
tler 160 acres of
land free and an
additional 160 acres
at $3.00 an acre. The 300,000 contented
American settlers making their homes In
Western Cnnndu is the best evidence of
the superiority of that country. They are
becoming rich, growing from 25 to SO
bushels wheat to the acre; 60 to 110 bush
els oats and 45 to 60 bushels barley, be
sides having splendid herds of cattle raised
on the prairie grass. Dairying Is an Im
The crop of 1908 still keeps Western Canada
In the lend. Tlio world will soon look to It a
"Tl) thlnif which roost Impraue4 u. wm tlm
tnavultuun ul tlio country that U BTuUttlile lor
narkuUurul nuriuM!." A'ulluw.1 iUllurlal
Low railway rates, erod schools nnd churches,
markets convenient, prices the hlehest, climate
lands aro for sale br Hallway and Ijnd Com
P utiles. lM-kcrlptlvo vauiiilileUtiiiU luniowintfrvt).
or rnllwujr raio&Mxl oilier Insinuation uppljr to
Huprrlntuiidrnliit li.icdcrutlun.Ollawu, OuuUi.or
tlio uutuurUotl Canadian UuveriinicM Aitint:
.. S. CRAWF0KD.
' No. 125 W. Ninth Street, Esaui City. KluouL.
' mf OFFIfii
Per Salter's catalog page 119. 1
Lireeit crowars of onion Slid veteU
secus in (uu worm, dik chiaiuk .ibbi vi,
nfin.l Ifinln stAinos amt receive ca.talo.1 and
lora krrnoU each of onloni. carrots, ccttry,
radishes, ijoo each lettuce, rutabaga, tur
nips, 100 parsley. 100 tomatoes, too melons.
100 charming flower seeds, in all io.ixo
kernels, easily wonh SI. OO of any msn's
money. Or. send 20o and wo will add ono
pkg. of Earliest 1'eep U'Day bweel loru.
SALZER SEED CO., BoW. U Crosse. Wis.