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Heart to Heart
Talks. By EDW1N A. NYE. Coayrlcht. 1K?. by Sdwln A. Ny? HIS MOTHXRS HAND. The purchaae of the blrthplace of Abraham Llncoln by au aBsocintlou and its forthcouiing dedicatlon rulse the old question as to the forcea that shaped Llncoln's llfe. What made hlru great? Henry Wattersou, the Loulavllle edl tor. saya ln his lecture on Llncoln that the man was iuspired, Just as Mosea was iuspired. which sounds well, but ia indennlte. Which was it?heredlty, envlrouuieut or will power?that shaped the crude Llncoln into greatness? Plaiuly enough, it was all these forces nnd sometliing more. He had somethlng from heredlty? that Kentucky ruother. He had somethirtg from his environ ment?hardshlps, obstacles, opposlilon. He had much from his own strong will power, #nd his will power was shnped by his ldeals. Where dld Lln? coln get h!s idenls? Now we are getttng down to the core of the mutter. WIumi that wllnerness mother, Nancy Hauks Llncoln, dled iu the log cabln ln Spencer county, ind., whither the fam lly moved from Kentucky, ahe put her hand on the bead of her wllderness boy, eight years of age, and aald: "I'm golng away, my boy, but I want you to remember that your mother wauts you to be a good and a useful man." There was the beginntng of Abraham Llncoln's iileals! How many tlmes ln his after llfe that boy felt upou his head the hand of his dylng mother nnd heard her words we may not know, but we do know that in the boyish heart was the hlgh reaolve to make bls tuother's dream of him coiue true. Pluck, splrit of endurance, appllca tlon PLCS A MOTHER'8 IIANI>. A MOTHER'S WORDS-made Llncoln great Remember how Thotnas Llncoln cut down a poplar tree and sawed out by hand the luniber with which he nalleii together . the rude coffln for Nancy Hanka Llu.-oln? And by the atde of the grave stood Iittle Abraham, holding his iittle sister by the hand hatless. ragged, freckled, uug-alnly?a aorry beglnning for a great llfe. But The touch of a vnnlsbed hand and the sound of a roice that was atill helped to fashlon the boy Into what he afterward becauie. A mother's hand, a mother's voloe? don't forget to look for these in every llfe. ART Or LIV1NG TOGETBEA "No man Ilvetb to himself." If that ls true. theu the art of llvtng with other people la Important to ?>e learned. And It ls a great art. this learnlng to llvo together. In a aense the world is a vnst ma chlne ahop. One may not be able to aee all the ahaftlng and belts and dynamos and cogwheels and canu and platon*. but they may be imaglned. In this vast machinery one may be no niore than n amall cogwheel. But lf so he should nt into his place auri run nmoothly, >>ecnuse? lf a cog allps It dlsarraiiKos thinK* and may dlsrurh the harnioiiioua work Ing of the hugo cnglne. To learn how to run in your pluce wlthout friction ls necessnry. The bad cltlzen ls Bluiply a poor pieee of machinery which lnterfere-.; with- su?vessful apafAttaa. He causes a bitch. It uiuy evon be BacataWy to reiuove hiui entlrely. And that is ex peuHlve aad anuoylng. And so the art of DttftBg oueself to his work. learnlnR to liv(> p-acefully and effectively with others. is ? great art. The art of succeesful Urlug \\ ith oth era requirea that a niuu B* a goad cltl ?eu, else he cannot expoct gotid gov erumeut. It requires thnt lie ba a good son. else he cannot exj>eet hnrmouy lu his fath.-r's houae. 11 requires that he t><> a good husband and father. else he will not flt in. Nearly all the troubles in this world are eaused t.y MALAlUl'STMENT. Crlme. dlvorce. the whole 11st, are largL'ly traceable to the failure lu the art oC Hving together FRICTION. -Most business fallures alao eome from the snine source. The round man geis into aqaaia bole. aud vlce versa. Men are trylng to be dynamos who are litted only to be balanee wheels. And men who were forined to be en? gines are work Ing as mere power trans mltters. It la a flne thing to be able to flnd one's real place in Hfe and fill lt?with out friction. It is a great thing to ruu ln one'a place iu the machinery of Hfe ?wlthout squeaking. It is useless to try to run your little machiue apart. It la coupled up with the sbaftliig aud beltlug of the uni verse. And your machlne can run ouly when the Rnglueer wllls?and as a part of the blg miachlne. No man lives to himself. Therefore lf you would learn the art of successful llving you must learn to llve with others. THAT CIRL OF YOURS. MIn aeven-tentha of the 3,000 cases of lnsanlty among women which have come under my notlce the cause waa dlrectly traced to the malign influ ences of childhood." 80 aaya an lnsanlty expert. What h* m^ftrig ia that our raodern ar/atem of rearing girls doea not pe*. mit them to properly develop their glrlhood. Ratlier startllog? If you will look about you, you will note evldence8 of the fuise ayatem. How aeldom do you aee a developed, vlgorous, physically forceful glrl! If you look into the school rooms you will dlscover many pretty faces agiow with lntellect, but you will also aee droop lng shoulders, evldencea of weak aplnes, aunken chest8, blanched faeea lack of Initlative llfe forces. Is it not true? Where aro the girla who are to be the Spartan mothera of the race? Tou will nnd them not among the natlve but among the foreign born. Where are the "tomboya"?the bllthe, luaty, wlde hipped, deep chcuted, agile crea tures, cheeks ruddy with red corpnsclea ?the climbing, romplng, langhlng, whlatllug girls? You will flnd some of them ln the country dlatrlcta, a few ln city gymna aluma. What our girls need is more of ex erctae and lesa of repreeaion. lesa of prlmplng and pamperlng, more of aun llght and alr, leaa of coametlca and rhocolotea. ' \>!. .'!<? doclors. If you have a strong glrl of hlga spirlts, be proud of her. I>o not try to tone down her superubundant vltnl ity. She will need all she can store up aome day. I?et her ruu wlld like an ludian mulden. "Do not try to quench that happy luugh of hers which some people think is too boisterous for good form. Let the girl ruu. MAKK A STROXG AXIMAL OF HKH tirat of all. 'i'oiigh uiUMles. red blood. actlon. ap petite. aplrtts?FOR TIIE8E TH1XGS II SUH A GUtl* Nevor itiind the freckles on her nose. the tuu on her cheek. They will come off. Ni'vc.' inhul her tong strlde and fence clhnltlng ngllity. IMenty <>f time to toue dowu. Eveu a holdcnish swag ger 18 Inflnitely to, be preferred to scrninlilcd 1'ialns, overwrought nerves and ovori>olMied immneis :>nd doc tor's Lills. Some day that tomltoy of yours will marry. What a wife und mother she will make! iler children will rise up nnd call her Messed. Don*t co<>:> your glrl. Pon't treat her like a honse Woom. I^et the glrl run. STRAIGBT AND CROOKED THINKING. "Aa a man thlnketb in his heart so la he." Tbe foregolng Scripture has two sides a slinple and a inysterlous aide. Tbe slinple side?a inan makes or niars himself by thlnklng; the mya terlous side huw does he do It? Leaviug to the learned the mysterl ous side, let us lay dowu two propoal tious: 1. Stralglit thluking ls couduciva to bealth. success aud happlness. 2. Crooked thlnking will produce dls ease. fallure aud mlsery. The proof of these stateuicnts la ln the demoustratlon of them. They are workable proposltions. They make good on trlal. Aud that la why they are iu the book. They are true not be ? hmso they are ln the book; they nre ln the l?ook bccause they nro true. "Thotights are things." A couvictlou of mental mnstery is a renl forco. The influcuce of the mlud ls a real power. M?mi six-ceed becnuse they get inentnl mastery. Men rule their bodlea for health by the uiaster ful lufjuencc of inlnd. Meu make hap piiu'Ks by inentally deereelng the cou dltlons tli.it make hnpplness. < >n tiio staav aaad? A man cnn ttilnk himself luto fall? ure. mlsery. discnNe. Men are dolng thnt every day. One rnn nx the Image of lllnesH In hie mlnd and brlng it about. Thousanda do. They lataia their natural roslstauce to dlsease by fearful thoughts and Ilterally make their bodiea susccptlble to the very thhiKs they fear. They do not undcr stand that in BMflt ensea they can drlve away their Indlsposltlon by holdlng flrmly in inlnd the oppositc thougbt. Of course there are liiuitatlous to thla power. One Scripture decl.ire tkata man cunnot by thinkiug add a sliiKi'c cuMt to his height. Some fanat Ical tlilugs mny l?e done aud some fad* prmti.-ed ln the name of miu?l cure. But? The world nt large ls Just begluulug to find out tlie treincndous |>otency of inlnd properly applled. It la Just be glnnlng to rcallzc that atroiig thinktng makes strong men, or. as we have put It. atralght thlnklng makes stralgh: nicii Sln itself Is almply weak thlnklng. He who th'.uka in a weak. Uoiuhy. sllp.xh.Hi way will lead a weak, slou. hy. slipslHHl sort of llfe. Cfcookad thlnUhic will prodine crooked men. Nothlng Is Ix-tter estnhUshcd than that you can think yoursolf Into vital aaccaaafM llvlng or into moral. mental or phyaii al Invalldlsm. SAVED A MAN! ln Kuusas Clty a man was arrested for steaMng from the rcglster of a telephoue l>ox. Tbe thlef! But wait. A newspaper man aaw a good story behind the arrest. He questloiicd the prisni-.or nud went out to the home or hut on the outskli t8 of the clty. He learned this: The wlfe of the prisoner was 111 There aere three children and n dead bahy. Reeuuse the ntnn liad to stay at home to uurae the wlfe he lost his place ln the packlng plant. Tlien the bnby dled. There was no mouey foi a funeral. And the slck wlfe efM because her bnby was to be buricd a a pauper. She begged to have "a llitlo white coffln." Put youraelf in the man'a place. He trted to borrow: he trled to get credlt at the uudertaker'a?iu valn. Theii ln desperatlou be broke luto the telephone box and waa caught in the act. The newspa|>er man. an urchaugel lu breeches, told the story iu bia news lM?i?er. He put some beart Into the story. Theeffect? The police Judge refused to hold the man when the telephone nianager said he would not prosecute. An uudertak tr said he would furnl.su the coffln and wait for his pay. Xelghbors made th? family comfortable. A Job was found for the man, who aald through his lears. "Pll ebow the people Pm an bon tst man." And they buricd the dead baby in a Iittle white coffln, home to the cenie tery iu a white hearse. And there were carriages ln the proeession. Fine! The heart of humanlty is wondrous klnd If you but know how to touch it. The Hyinpathle8 of men and women nre incompnrably noble ln responae when onee they nre stirred. But the flnest thiug in all this Kansas Clty story ia that Soclety saved a man! Supposc?suppose ln the hour of his desperation and temptation the world had turned Its back upon this father? He woult! have gone to the peniten tlary with hatred ln his heart to be eome a hardened crimlnal. The slek wlfe mtght have died. The bahy would have beeu buried in the potter'a field. The three children would have boen turaed adrlft to go down in the deptha. It whi the possibllity of these nw ful crimes that soclety faeed-rulning n man. murderlug a woinan. damning three children. At heart the man was not a thlef. He jumped nt the ehanee to show him Mttf a man. He waa saved ln the nlek of time?saved where many are lost be cauae our soclety ls keyed to punlah raent lnstend of salvatlon. Kanaas City saved a man -a family. A "CONVERTED- CONVICT. Behold, I show yoo a mystery! The other day a man stood ln a Chl eago station with a smlle on his face and holding In his band a tlcket to Mlchlgiin (Tty, Iud. He was au ea caped convlot voluntarlly going back to pi'isou. The man said H waa the happlest day of his Hfe! You do uot uuderstand how a man who waa golng back to the hard labor. the coarse fare and the dcgradatlou of the pcuitcutiury could be perfectly hap py. Xor do l. That Is the myetery. Thia ia the mau's story: i A few ujoiuhs ago he had escaped from tLe Indlana prlson. fleelng to tbe west. In a westcrn clty he attended a street meeting of tbe Salvation Army and waa "converted." He Immedlntely started back to Indlana. atopplng iu Cbicago for a day. A uumber of Chl cago Sulvatlonists went with hiro to his traln. A dlspatcb to tbe fhicago papers tiext day i-onlirmetl the story. Tbe convlct proinptly repot-tcd to tbe warden and was put to work. t'ndcrstaud the mystery? No. It is because we know very iittle al>out that strnnge splritual alchemy that transinutes the baser eletneuts of a limu Into the pure gold. The uiean lug of the word couverted Is plain i-nougb?"turued around"?but one can Bcarcely reallze how a man may be re versed Iu motlve und Iu purpose so that he coines to love the thlngs he ouce hated and to hate the thlugs he ouce loved. We ouly know the results of the rndlcal process. And we cuu understand uow. with his uew vlew|Kdnt of Hfe. he could he hnpp.v. Although his only piosjieet was that of the dismal years atretehlng luto the forhiddlng ?uture, yet from that uppalllng programme he could ex tract a pleasure. Why ? Because iu the tuvuiug upside down of his nature this couvlet somehow had couie to reallze the algnlneauce of real freedom that It Is aplritual frcedom. Feullentlary barrlers inight hold his body ln alavlsh ttonds, but his BMri would l?e free?aud happy. Aud because he was glad to pay to the last full measure the deht he owed the state his eousclence would be vold of offense and there would eome to hlm the peace that pnsseth all uuderstsnd Ing. What Sh. Haard. The mother's susplcions were arous ed. and thut ulght when the young man left the house and the daughter canii' iipstnlrs she luterviewed her. "EUznbeth." she said sternly. "dldu't l hear Mr. Smlpley klsslng you ln the parlor as 1 catne along the hallY" "No. innuunn; you dldu't." responded the daughter emphattcally. "Well. dldu't he try to klaa you?" pemlsted tire niotber. "Yes, mammn." demurely. Tlie mothcr spoke trlumphautiy. ""I knew It!" she ?nid. "Dld you per mlt hlm?" "Xo. inamma: 1 dld not. I told hlm you had alwaya taught me that I should not pennlt auy young man to klss me." "That waa rlght: that was rlght. my deur," said the mother eneoursgingly "And what dld he eay to that?" The glrl blushcd. but wng undatunt aft "fle nskod me If you had ever told me I was not to klss n young inau." The mother tvegnn to feel that posai bly she had outltted a vltal liuk In her tnstruetiona. "What dld you tell hlm?" ahe asked. "I said I dldu't reineuiber It If you ?nd." The glrl stopped. and tbe mother hrohe out: "Well. go on: go on." "I thlnk thnt's what you beard. mother " And the daughter walted for the storm to burat. Chlneaa Bar Mllk. A Chlnnmun haa tbe same Aread of tollk that an Amerlcun has of oystera i>tit of season. Several eveninga ago a CHaaaa ilajaltary, who kud Juat come tnlo tlie couutry to aludy educatlonal Instltullons. waa taklng dlouer with a pnuuincut educator iu Xew York clty. He nte freely of tbe American dlahea nntll he cauie t?? the last course. Looklng at the ice creatn dubloualy for some time. he flnally took a mouth ful. It muat haw given hlm a pleaa uruble seuaatiou. thia flrat taate of Ice crruui. for he smlled pleaaantly at the ?aataaa Suudonly another Chlnese wbo waa ?fraaari and who had not taken nny of the dcasert spoke quickly to him a sin gle Chlnese v.ord. in an instant the dlgnitary apat out his mouthful ou to his plate. much to the conaternation of every one at the table. "What dld you aay?" lnqulred the host of the Chlnese who had epoken. 'I said ?inilk.' " waa the atoical reply. New York Globa *T?I" Waa !??>? OaTaaiaaa. Profeasor Evana of Tufta college talla an amuslng atory of college llfe. "Not long ago two Chlnese toya were aeut to Yaie by their goverumeut," aaya the profeaaor. "They were bright chaps aud readlly adapted themselvee t? American ways. They cut off their Blgtalla. wore American clothing and talked American slang proflclently. "Amoug other thluga tliey developed ? taste for late houra and queationable companlons They refuaed to be repri tnanded and dld juat about aa they pleaaed. "Tbe faculty. fearlng to offend the Chlnese government if It expelled the Itudents or puuisbed them in any way. wrote to the Chlnese goverument aak Ing what uieasures it abould take to compel the studente' reapect for the college rules. "The dean alraoat collapaed when ha recelved this reply, *Put thetn to death at once.'" Blaiuarrta ?? m P#?l?k. A mlsaionary who recently returned from Soutb Amerlca dlaeovered on tb? route to Orurot\itof?g,>stu a trlbe of fetlch redakins worshiplng liismurck a? s god. Lust year wheu the drought threatencd their barveat they offered ap prayers to their uaual Woia. but all to no avail. Their chief, havlng seen at an eini grated furmer's but the plcture of th? Iron Cbnncellor cut out from an lllua truted Oerman paper. aaked the farav er to make hiui a preseut of the prlut which request was wllllugly agreed to. Thenupon the ludiaus brought the ple ture lu grent piocesston to their tem ple. and, struugc to sny, welcoJate rala watered the lauds of the trlbe. Slnc? that time the deity of the cbancellor. wbom the ludian* call Bimbaiko, la flnnly establisljed.?Chieago Journal. Sabatuntlal Itriirrt. Blg Tlm Sulllvuu. the Bowery Tam many klng. met aa impccunloua con atltnent recently aud took hhn to din oer ln a restaurnnt much more preten tious than the man waa nccustomed to He waa a fellow of aluost iutlnlte ap petlte. and the amount of food h* ftowed away waa aometblng porteu toua. When Tlm tbought the man bad ronauined euough subatantlala he aak ed. "Now. whafll you have for dee aert?" "What'a tbatV "Oh. aometblng to top off with." The conatltuent Ia* guldly acanned the blll of fare. "1 gueaa 1*11 have u beef atew," he aeplied ?Nvw York Cloue. PARIS IS FRANCE. (CONTINUED PROM KIRST PAGE.) effort, which we know is but frail at best. Paris, her chief city and her glory, lives hysterically?no night, no Sunday. no God; she is virtually with out a "lid". Her people. once Catho lics, are now positively without a re ligion. In the recent fight with the Roman church, while victors, and ex communicated, the nation seems to be worse off, owning no churoh affiliation. Sunday is a day known among few. What is true of Paris appiies in a lesser degree tothe smallercities-and country. You see no chPdren on the streets and in the country. Race suicide is observed more scrupulously than was ever any church association. The rulers see this, and are offering pensions to mothers, legitimate or otherwise. The popula tion of France is rapidly decreasing, Jind but for the inrlux of foreigners Parls could not be kept up. To "write up" Paris would mean too much for American nostrils, as will readily be inferred, and no American newspaper could publish it. There is a high and virtuous class in the city and country, but they are practically in retirement; the visitor finds the worst, and, fortunately, it is on the surface. Deep down there is a leaven that may yet save the nation. Lax in morals since the time of the Crusaders, the French have become looser with each century, and in the past one this has been greatly accelerated by the for eigner. Today France might be savcd but for that foreign element which comes here to "aee the sights," and the mercenary spirit of the native caters to the foreigner's taate andducata. Thoua anda who walk rigidly upright in their distant homes drift here to "let loose" for a aeaaon. They may, or may not, go away unscorched, but they have left their impress. Others come in their places, and so the "ball goes merrily on." Paris knowa no night the year around. The rounds of gayety begin in some quarters at sunset and in others at midnight, one and two o'clock, a. m. The city is full of Harry Thaws and Evelyn Nesbits, and as soon as the theaters close, Maxim's, The Dead Rat and other gilded dens are alive with fiuttering, importunate butterflies and brainless snobs. A raft of American College boy8 will take posseasion of one of these placea after the thcatre, and the proprietor will be aeveral thous and dollars the richer next day. No where but Paris have we seenlicentious living carried on openly or to any extent. A man may not ahed blood here but he can brazenly defy moral laws, propriety *s drea8, and the police are his friends, aometimea conductora. Paris is "gay" indeed, and a moat brilliantanddazzlintf fire-fly, with the aong of the Bubtlest airen. Nowhere will anything be found so beautiful, sobewitching and enticing. Even her streets aeem to lure one to stay, while her climate is neither cold nor hot?always agreeable. We can now readily understand why Americans of means take up their abode in Paris. And yet it is not a costly city; the honest purchaser can buy many of his was here chsaper than anywhere in Europe, while good lodgings may be had from fifty cents up, and good meals made upon as Iittle as fifteenor twenty five cents. But the "high-flyer" gets his leg pulled, robbed without con science?and so will anyone else that is not on the qui vive. To travel the road ofa Harry Thaw for any length of time will call for thouaands, for the brilliant aatellites around such a soft one are veritable human leechea; but the ab atemioua sight-aeer and traveler-for traveling's-sake can get on here cheaper than anywhere except Holland and Italy, and aee more in a short space of time. It would be doing Paris an injustice to slight her artistic propensities. Every tiiing here is beautiful and stylish in the extreme. We see now why the world takes its fashions from the seat of the Louis*. Pen cannot describe the taste of this people. No woman, even of the poor and lowly, but looks as though she were moukled into her garments. A French girl can take aforty-cent bolt of cotton and ^old it upon her to look stylish. It is simply marvellous, and the wonder of the thousands of tourists that hit this town for the first time. Why it should be, we do not know, but you will not find a coarse feature, un gainly walk, or robe without style, in a day and night's cruise of the French capital. Their complexions are simply perfect and their manner enchanting. How far sincerity extends we did not investicate. Most of our time was taken up in visiting the many places of interest. The Louvre andpalac* of the Tuileeries are most striking. An idea of their magnitude may be gleaned by stating that around the hollow square (or oblong) is a massive building, all con nected, embeUished in architecture and having portals of the days of France's glory; it would cover, in one of our cities, about eight blocks long by three wide. Once the palace of kings and emperor8, and also military barracks, prison and beheading court, part of it now is turned into a museum and the other into offices for the civil gov ernment. The contents of the museum nearly equal those of the British Mu? seum, and in many rare cases excell. Napoleon, when overrunning Europe, robbed varioua powers of their art treasures and installed them here, among them theoriginal Venusde MiUv though Germany in 1871 did likewise unto France, and she lost by the destruc tive propeunsity of the soas of Goths and Huns some of her choicest art. The "Senatorfrom Pittsylvania", being a devoted student of Napoleon's life, and a great admirer of the Venus de Milo, could hardly be dragged away from this city. The palace at Versailles and the brilliant home of the "Little Corporal" at Fontainebleu must be visited. At the latter place it was that Napoleon brought the Pope from Rome and kept bim for twelve years, until he had sjgned the decreefor Bonaparte'adivorce from Josephine. At Malmaison we saw the houdouir and all that surrounded this unfortunate woman, for Malmaison was given her by the Emperor, and there she lived and died after the separation But we muat not weary you with all theae details. Paria and its environs hold enough to entertain the normal sightseer many months. What we com pressed into a week would take pagea ' to recount. The brilliant palaces, the' the many museums and art gallerics, the placcs and instrumcnts of torture in ages gone. the Grand Opera, the old and modern Arches of Triumph, the Eiffel Tower and Ferris Wheel. St. Germain and the various awe-inspiring cathedrab, the tomb of Napoleon (the grandest and most impressive structure of its kind in the world) and upon the river Seine-all, called for hurried but penetrating visits. Let it not be inferred from his super ficial touch on "Gay Paree" that the writer would advise against a visit there. On the contrary, we think strong men by themselves, and women and youth with capable protcction, should visit Paris above all places in Europe. Our regret is that we could not have visited Europe, and Paris in par ticular, years ago, when mind and memory were plastic and capable of retaining what was learned. It is sometimes looked upon ns squandering money to visit Europe. We think not. No money could be more profitably spent (if discreetly parted with) than in a trip abroad, visiting London and Paris above all places. A noted edu cator from the Old Dominion, Dr. Lyon G. Tyler, whom we crossed in London, said to us that he was glad to see Vir' ginians and our Southern people travol ing Europe more than in tho past; that itbroadened their views, and the money could be spent in no more profitahlc way. This is true for the college boy or girl, properly attended; or batter still.in taking Europe as apostgraduate course. Having studied sciences.history and languagos, what could hetterimpress them upon the young mind than to visit the places of their nativity? WHO IS THE OWNER? There scems to be as little oonscienco about story-borrovving as about um brellas. Many years ago now, John Eston Cook published in "Wearin^ of the Gray"a comical story of howayan kee soldier mistook the word of an i norant negro womanforthe roal thin^, and swooped down on her eabin with a regiment to capturo Col. Mosby, only to learn that she had namcd her infant for that redoubtablc partizan. The story, old enough to have wbiakera, was not long ago retold in The Youths'' Companion as original, and still later published in a Donver paper, still as oriprinal matter, and still later'reprinted in a Vir^inia paper, still withoutcredit, and paaafat wc MBpOM for original'. The truth is.a good story is so precioos a baritace that each one tellin^ it thinka he has a right to claim it as his. Not long after the close of the Civil War a book was brought out very pretenti ously professing to bear out its titlo "Anecdotes of the Ooofedaraay." In it were not a few stories that were c\ tant in a very old book-"Ancedoi.-s al the Revolution." It seems nearlv doubtful if there are any new stories after all. HAS IT COME TO THIS? A deaf BaotSJ has latcly been lic..-used to practicelaw in North Carolina. It haa beenassumed that the chicf busincss of alawyer is to talk, but this is m-ws i?. dced that one can roally practio ? law and be silent. There is a storv told of Sir Henry Irving, the distinguisln d actor, who on one occasion was callad on to testify in a caso, and bcgan :,n awering a question of a barrister by aaying: "I think that," "Stop, sir." interrupted the lawyar, "this eoartdoaa not wish to know what you think. but what you know about this." "Well, I think," again bogan Sir Henry. "Noneofyour thonghts ifyou plaaa*; we want nothing of that-only and siin ply what you know." "Then I am not to think at all?" "No, sir, not at all.'*?' "I had as well leave the stand. I cannot talk without thinking. l'm M lawyer.'' He was allowed to think. Often The Kidneys Are Weakened by Over-Work. Unhealthy Kidneys Makc Impure Blood. It used to be considered that onlv urinary and bladder troublcs were to be traced to the kidneys, but now moderu scieuce proves that nearly all diseases have their begiuuing Ia the disordcr ot these luosL important organs. The kidneys fdter and purify the blood? that is their work. Therefore, when your kidneys;are weak or out of order, you can understuud how quickly yourentire Ixxly is alTected and how every organ seems to fail to do its duty. If you are sick or *' feel badly," begin taking the great kidney remedy, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, l>ecause as soon as your kidneys are well they will help all the otlier organs to health. A trial will convince anyone. If you are sick you can makc no jnis take by first doctoriug your kidneys. The mild aml the extraordinarv effect'of Dr, Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney reniedy, is soon rcali/.ed. It standa the highest for its wonderf ul cures of the most distressing cases, and is sohl on its mcrits by all fC^fT* druggists in fifty-cent ? aan one-dollar size lwttles, You may havea sample bottle nomeofBwamp-itoot. by uiail free, also a pamphlet telling yon how to find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble. Mcntion this p'apcr when writiugto Dr. Kihner & Cow, Bing hamton, N. V. Dou'tmakeanv mistake, but remember the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad dross, Binghamtou, N. Y.,on every bottle. IF ABOUT 70 USE WALL PAPER OR PAINT Write us for samples and prices. We have a limited number of bundles of Wall Paper, 15 as sorted rolls to bundle, for 25 cents. Add 25 cents for freight. ADAMS' BOOK STORE, FREDEHICKSBURG, V*. 8HOPPING FOK LAD1E8. Save travellng cxptmsesand have\our shopplngdone by Mrs. J. P. Meanlev It04 Oak St.. Baltimore. She is in close loucb with the heat atores and can aaveonr ladie.a money on their purchasen ln ?tll llnea It oomIh them nothingexlra. samplc- aent upon request Don't Worry If you are sick, don't worry, but begin at once to make yourself well. To do this, we but repeat the words of thousands of other suffercrs from womanly ills, when we say: It Will Help You J 23 For 50 years, this wonderfu] female remedy, has beon benefiting sick women. Mrs. Jennie Merrick, of Cambridge City, Ind., Bays: "I suftered greatly with female trouble, aud the doctors did no good. They wanted to operate, but T tool: Cardui, and it made me feel like a new wcm r . I am still using this wouderful medicine, wit! increc^ing relief." AT ALL DRUC STC'T'S BLANKET. Burgains from thp bif[ mill tuiction. As long asthey luntwe will sell full sixp twelve <|imrt<7 doahle white blanketa, vortfc $4 oo, for $2 r?o n pair. Savakai than one hundred pairson hand. E. C. IMINDE, FREDERICHSBURG, - - - VA. WANTED- AR6DERAGENT . aample Lateat Sodel "Rnnrer- Ncvcle fUmi<hr5 hJTl mT.T" II1UCHT0WB and district to _ ride and exhihit a Our acent.-. cverywhere art -?--.?-.v, .*....... . innxu . _"".. ?0> * 0* ' ?.*? '"'???I V '?? "?< eive amfapprove of your bicycle. Wt ship ."VV?.' duont which time you may ride the bicycle and 8 to nnyone. aaywherc in the- V s allow 1't.N 11AYS' FREK FACTORY PR CES M'ol^SBiuStSf^K *"* 5t?*5is S5rt?y? and ;;J,^'; ?;^^^rei^nt^rnOUrUnheardo' '"'"* YOU WILL BE AST01ISHED m'IV: >?ou rrcrivf ?SLSH'N "??iiii. ??<* than any other tactory \\ > a?ait <licdI w'th ^i,^ kcyclealorleaa money our pricca. Ord?rs t.llcd tlie .. b,CJl1" und" tom own name pW at promptly at priccs ranru* frorn *:? ta B*^^lV^e*aiou^2iL3L^Ite,2 clear out aliiRlo wherla. imported roll.rrim?^ J.d^Slni? ^^ ,re*"- ~. cquipmcnt of all kind?; at lUtf tk, aaaW r?Za7%Sa 1Wi*U' ^^ rtpj,rs and COASTER-BRAKES, 50 HEDGETHORK PUNCTURE-PROOF SELF-HEAUHfi TIRES&2SSS&SS 7'/./- r,c"!>ir ret.iil prir.- <?/ Ihne tirr H \> per pa:r. but t > m.'r ?/:,,/? r<-r r<?.7 it:iyninisamplrpd:r tor$4. v >U?jA>'./A<w j,ii/Jj), NO MORETROUBLE FROM FUHCTURES i NAII.S, TackH or <:i;???? ?lll not l?-t th? Rlr onU Sixtv tlu-,ub.-i?iil jviiiS solil li>t yc.r Over two hutidrcd Lliousaiul p:\irs m i:i ua?_ OEMORiPTIOBItMadeinallaiaca lti~iivcly and casyriditi(;.vcrvduinl>'.i-:i ud ! iiu <1 insi.Uwiih a special ouality of mbbcr, which tu-\rr iMOOwMi poroua and which doacsup amall puwetun ?? withoat aliow * AM-Mn^. 11*. 1.._1_1_I_ ** ? - . r iw ??Ktlicairtocsoape. Wcliavcliutu'i..-,is?,i"IctterafraaaaatL ncdcustomcrsatatinK that their ItrcslinvcoiitvtMvii pamped uponccort\viccinawliolos<\is?<ii. Tlu-v wri-U tiotnorcthati anordiiiarytire.thcpuiicturcresistinKqtialilioslKiTigKivcn by Kcvcml laycrs olthiti. apcctMllv prrpared fabrlcoai the tread. TlicrcK?>la?"pricc of t li< sr tircs la^..so per imir.tiiit f ur adverti?itiKpuniost.'swcari.-iii..kinKasrH ial factorrpriccto ?H!2j w?,Xft!;Erpmir' ?*&M*lV*?*?**4nr**Ki?ncKtn&. Weshipc O D ???Sk JKL* 2lWa552[il-?.^.^5??tart "V?. found then atrictl" . rcprSen >'of lor t Jio thlrk riihlx-r t r?-;?<I "A" aml |>tiii<-tiiro atrl|ia "It'* and "I>," alao Hm atrtp ??H" t?? iirrvt-iit rlm cuttlnc- Thla tlre will ootlaat anr other make SOFT. KLAST1C aud KAsv kihix;. on rcprescnted. ?ead ^^T^i^yvv^'iYuin^yV^"'^':^ n,akit,K lhc Prict ?*-5* P^r Pair) if~yo? !/? i i.V._^i \. ? ""?f''- atid mcl >*c thia auvcrtlaraaent We will aiaosrnd on< Bickcl plated brass hand Dtimp. T.rrs to l>c returned at OUR cxrKrna* if SuflwarStaM not aatwfncior>-onearvm.ii:iti?.n W? .n,c perfectly relUble and M? s< n to^ij.a ?fe ,?i* S Unk lf you order a pair ol t.u-se tii?-?. you will Ind th.-.t thev will ride caaier' nm fJter wear better. last loriffer nud took fincr than any ti.e vou have ever useil or aren at any price W> kuowthnt you w.ll Vso well pUa.ed that wlun tron wauta bicycle vou w, 1 Bne u? your order We waut you tosend ns a M?l order at once, benccthia n maik.il.le tirc offer DO NOT WAIT lut w'.'^-"'- M"-ult.?l-iy. OO NorrillNKOr mJYINQal.icycle gf *"*** ****** ?rn Pa'rof t.r.s froui aoyone until you know thenewand woodeVful oflcro wc are mnkmg. It only c<-sts n i>os,.il to knra everythin?. Writc it NOW wonoentu J. L MEAD CYCLE C0M?ANY. GHICAGO. ILL <;??<>. I.. H<jUir*m, I're*. j, p>, nrn ow?, Src'y-Mwnar iha Lancaster Lumber & Building Co? i?c. OCRAN, VA., MANIIFACTURKRS OF KILN-DRIED LUMBER. UEALERS l.N Sash, Doors, Biinda. MouUinga, Brackets, CYiling, Flooiing, Siding, Turned Work, Hand Kails, Balustera, and BuiUing Material in Qeoarat Also Boxes and Box Shook. Ratimatei Furniahed. SURETiES AND BONDS. WE WILL BOND YOU. UNITED STATES FIDEIDTY AND (iUARANTY CO. (Home Oflice: Hiiltimorc, Md.) Capital Paid in tash.$1,500,000.00 Ofliciald and others medii-g to hc bond?d cnn be placed in n reliable Socuiify Comj anv at low ratea by applyiug to W. McD. LEE, Irvington, Va., Icoai f.r LaucH.tcr and Northumberland countlea PIDKMTY. C ONTHACT. .1L1>ICIAL. Judicinl bonds executec! without delay. Correapoiiuence aolicited. "A Remedy of Merit'r \^ k\N* \& ^N 5* The one remedy sold and guaranteed to cure Colds, Coughs and Lung Diseases. Its wonderful curative qualities are recognized after taking the first dose. Try Indian Tar Balsam for your next cold; you will be surprised by its prompt action. It never fails. On sale at best general stores and druggists. PRICE 25 CENTS. Indian Tar Balsam Co. BALTIMORE. Maryland, Delaware 4 Virginia RAILWAY COMPANY. Baltimore, Fred eriokaburgr, Nor folk and Itappa hanuock Klver Routes. BaaaaaWa ln effect March 82nd. 1908. MALTI MOKE TA PPA II A NMK. K FKEI.'BG tMeaniera alll Ifiw Paltlmore. Kd.. Pier No. 2. I.iubt Strwt wcathtr reimitMnV miiii!hj a rioon. Tuefday and Tbuiadar 4'i)n Wmie Btone. trvin?ru>n. Weeme. Mlllenbeck Merry l'oint. (M toman, Moiana. BuibanVTlr-' beana. Moraaaun. ?ateivu<w. ?kntun ?Baj loit. Miarp^. Buwtere.we.iee, *ffi' Tappnl.ai.nuck. VJW a. m., Naylora Hole IP.n, 1.I....I Cartej-a lajten-a Vr/datown! s..,...).,.. ? llewat. OieeaJeve. i,?, hoxal 1 orr t.nwnv. Ilaj mount. Hop Yuid Hat ei???*. Krederlekrhurv. V!?."*"* r.'" "' '' " "" s"?"'?>?'<?a ,?,t .t< p. ?? .?n?SI^*,*,to,a l"' Wl ' 'r"vt' *^??l?towii itAI.IIMOKKTAI'PAH^ y OK. I . tveaUatgaewerimai lahi m ... weaih.-r i' -" v.',:'.*- r,?r \;7,y. ?? ?? ?? *S! "*T ?? ii N..tvii hi.ii. Mn. ?ru-i.,,at.ii? Kf..i #? '"??';?";''?? ''OrtZSa. WH.^l^k. UtoaS ...-, \ .-w ?Shan.e. ?r?|.,W|IHlll?K.|l ? TAI'PAHANok K NOKFoi.K. -A?*\?T!?Waiea?aaa. weatber p?>ruijttJnir Batu ,!?> 2,,.,,, .st,.ppmirat wHfo%?. WaW Muxvle.*. bha.pa. Ru Port.Whralton WhAT' Miilei.lieck. Mo,ty Point. Oitoman Mm, S.v;,,!;"i:,?r.f."wnv!V?:V"K- ""???'?? -'"??": hani.ock. nopirina- at landi.,?? aa above ei ii.rr. 8t(>|.pinKHt. aowlewe, w?rt-? ajS Vli 'o^-onrwurntrlpt.illaltimor.M.nTue.uaya lTHKhl will not be recelved ln NoH,**" aftei S|,. ni..onsallln(r Da>n. - t'ltKinu;.TAPPAHANNOCK BALTIMOBK -ItUn*. ?.r Bat&Ja^YSa "vaidT^aynount i'ort ( ouway. Port Uoyal. OrecnlaW ? !* BMWt, >ai..,de.M. L^datown 4 ? m l\,vto,m l arter* Hlanttcid, Nay :ora ?:*) a. m. T?Z hannork 7::?.a.in., W<,ir<>r.ie, w.rea ikJwfJra Miarpa ??::*) a m., Ilav Port, Wh?"alton W.fi!* vl.-w MonaBko-. IrLanna !?'? n i ilnr ,..na. Nllteabeck, Merry Po-nt aJu" p i iT .Sa1ur'rS,^r'n?n0^.TUe8C-y- Th??ta, a.ul TAPPAIIANNOCK-BAI.TIMOKE Ptcamerft will le?vo Tapnahanno.i, ~ ?i jfeT-T^rS ESK: oT-SatTwaVwaln* Mob ,.t IJrbaonn im Hay i-?ri * ' "* ol^ZZtfr** ""'"-orountH 4p.D. Thistirno t?i.|^8hows th.. tlnio. at ?hi^K lK)..tH may be a,p*cted to arrlv^ at Li i? artaWntrJrro-?? ,1"'"> or *">" conaequence. WII.I.AHI* THOMSON nnnmiu... ^.i^aoprr.Aae^FTwgBnagi^' POTOMAC RXVER ROUTE. Banavala in aBwn Saturday juu?. 27th. 1908. (tmrfp flam wekkly) SliamiTs Iravc Italtimor.. l>;? ? ?? .. ? weothcr P.rmittin" ,rr? m ^ ^aht Strert. day and Saturday foVTh.73E gl'ljj landina,. ALxandri. anu' W^S^2Ta?-iT Brome *. Poi to Bello Oraxot, .??".? M.. ? I-k?. Wahurt ?-.,?,. bnwm L^u"? 's" 'On Siitnal. Arrivintr in Waahincrton nrl. w-j j -. . day and Monday nH,.nin^ * Wadn?*i.y. |>f I.eavi> Waahhwton. 11. c fo?.t ..f -n. c. wrathrr permittinir at 4 i. ?, ?tli Strwt. Wadn??Uy and BnTurdaJ for "hr Z2Z .Mond*' Umlina-a and rUl.im<v" Allx?/*",".* nv** *On Slffnal. Arrivinar in Baltimo eorlv W?!n~~t_. r ? ? and Monday mornin*.. * Wedn?<J?y. Fnday have^nntTc Tg?"L? ^T**"' ?*?"??* H?.,.norr a w^;;n;;^r; SSTjS5 ?aSJL-^^^ +~? .?? IBM at which tSL-tr ? 2T22 h,,,a ,,>,Hf Wa-Bafct STW^KN? NT^Vr A^oTwl 2C?? Baltimore, Cbesapeake & Atlantic &**????* HAILWAY CO. Piaukatank River Llue. weather i rn t ?? 'Y, ,",,, w^,.e.day ??"ate i ,?d "?"? feUoVef1"''1 MoU " ". Crlekett Mill i iT cMiiHa **&?* Kitobetta i.'-.ai p m '??'??? U.45. AMr* ? ?S? g"^^.'^****^ l:?. Uta-rta ? , A rrh uV XlrreSftiftSeT'1 ** rfllowK ' """>? ^'I'tl.er iH.rmutiHr. mm l.e:nr K,((|>,,rt 7 ?. ,?.. BB?a? TlatV leaaa. i'< i> ...ai. (Jreen Polnt7:4fi <'tmru,iu v U wii.i.AiiDTH?M80N Uen. Mauatrer w, ii. Bnowa.Aaeat, Plee? u"'rer' T. Miikooch. Sea. Paaatina-er Arent DICHMOND,PREDERICK8RURG A, POTOMAC R. R. BanaBah b .tr.vt BiavjnBw cth itun LKAVK KKKI.KKICKSBUKC. NOKTHWAKLgx fi 2f> a. m. wevk days. local ^ 7 05 a. m. daily. T -J1 a. in. daily. 10 25* a. m. daily. local. 1 2S p. m. week daya. I :5>> p. m. daily, local 7 01 p. m. daily. M <? p. m. daily. LKAVK FKEDK'.r/.t.ai,!,,, 5 ? .. m. d Z a??'.Bl'KJ Sl'UTHvV'AftD. ^?-:..v^dt':^arn 10 ^f m- s!u?t*?y? ?"ly. local. 6 2ft P, m. dady. A. fi L train v *? p. m. daily. local ? 06 p. m. daily. S. A L train fcjT fn"" ^'-^ -SSil 09 a. m. week Ga-oaSAaSr*5-!** U1ESAPEAKE STEAMSHIP CO. "CHE8APEAKE LINE.?? KLKOANT PASSF.NO RBSTBAMEBS "COL IjMOIA" AND "AUOU8TA." For Old Petat Oomrort and Norfolk V*. H~SaK?*2iSSSb? "VO?K HIVKK LINE ?? RLKUANT PASSRNOEH STKAMKR "AT HICHMOND VA F-OINT aud a^r,":;-H;I:k:u'A\;no^PojHt;",-: STKAMXK.S LKAVK HALTIMOHK FROM PIKUS1H ano 1'.. L.IOHT ST. WHAiCK Tbrouwh ticket* to all polnte raar be'aa *"?*? baavapa ebroked an.) ?ratci?Jora? r* awd rru.K o,..cit, riok.-i? iK ?p",,h\~ tlmorc St.. ABTfl D It W. KOItSON." ajeul & UKIIIKN FOSTBK. R J <<HI?;M T if^KoAlSiftT'a &****!'g?'lAfct| i M. MOANNSU Aaw't Oeu'l l'a*a a?*i B. Goldsmith, Wholeaaloand RetaJlDealer \% *tan'V %y^?*d <????>??.?? R6a4a *a.le Clothlnjr, ttenta' Far?I?h. \mr ttaods, Trn.kg, Yaliaa. autl Umbrollas. VarkrtCJoiner, Frederickiburg, V*.