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mm t^ptes 1 PUT,ON THE "BRAKES. .. »|iii .V Ibw Up, or Before Yon Know It Vol MAR Be O* tke Track. Thellmlted goes sixty miles an hoar, the smoker men joke and playcards fell risque stories. The day coach es are crowded and comfortless. The ivy sleepers aa they sw&y to and fR» make only a gentle rocking for the people who chat and read and nap.. ,^Crashl Kiurineand cars and. flash and ^blood: are ground up together In a apeless, horrid mass. Off the track! So goes humanity's train. Here is boy who got to running on a fast 'Schedule, He began by pilfer'-ng from lids father's till. As he grew older he made faster time. Down grade he ^foes, and soon comes the crash. News l^boys cry a murder afld a suicide. The ""crowd halts for a moment His friends Inttrmar, "I never thought he was so badf' A young man is off the track! A young girl thinks her mother' is too slow, for these record breaking times. Mother is "old fashioner!." The girl goes to places her mother has warned her she should not frequent The bloom is brushed from the fruit One day a brazen, drunken crea ture, cursing and shrieking, In loaded into the patrol wagon. A woman is off the track! A man gets in a hurry to be rich. His father .went slowly, carefully, suc cessfully. But father's methods will not do. What's the use of moiling and tolling when a quicker way may well do the business? So-and-so has spec ulated successfully. Surely I am as shrewd as be. A pistol shot A •man Is off the track! v'lj Our age !s a rapid one. Business and society go at a sixty mile clip: Rather than be sidetracked for a time men will drive their trains Into the ditch. Many of them run wild. There are frequent collisions and Wrecks innu merable by getting off the track. Look out, thriving but venturesome merchant and reckless young woman and gay young man! The race is not to the swift alone. Put on the brakes. Blow up, or before you know it you will be off the track.—Milwaukee Jour nal. THINK OVER THESE, Why are all cowpaths crooked? How old must a grapevine be before begins to bear? What trood .will bear the greatest weight before breaking? Clan you tell why leaves turn upside .down just before a rain? ?jTou can see any day a white horse, 6ut did you ever see a white colt Why does a horse eat grass back ward and a cow forward? Why does a hop vine wind one way ^puid a bean vine the other? Where should a chimney be the lar ger, at the top or bottom, and why? Bow many different kinds of trees grow In your neighborhood and. what •re they good fori. Can you tell why a horse when tetb «raS with a rope always unravels it, while a cow always twists it into a fclnkyknot?—Wesley an Advocate. ,• the Have Been." "Yes," said the gentle optimist, "I Confess I am superstitious enough to Wear a lucky stone." "And do you really think It gives you teckr "Oh, I am quite sure of It" "Dirt you have it with ydu 'yester d*yl" "Certainly,"' ^"And in spite 6f it you lost a flvtfltoi Jar.gold piece, tore your coat by catch ing, it on a nail, sprained your ankle •nd failed to close the business deal of which you expected so much." "True," replied the gentle optimist, ®,'-**but think of'what might have hap pened to me if I hadn't had my lucky tirtcme.'VNew York Press. wltor-fiamy stories are told of the eeiiy Thanksgiving days. The town of Oolche«t«r, tor instance, calmly ignored the day appointed by the governor and field its own Thanksgiving a week'lat er, When the sloop from New York htinging a hogshead of molasses for had arrived, in Revolutionary •ttoes Thanksgiviag was not forgotten. The council of Massachusetts recom minded that NOT. 16,1778, be set aside tot ^acknowledgments for mercies en Joyed." In the next year Samuel Ad- fms wcooanended a form of Thanks £*f0*iag. proclamation to the Continental '""i" -J,"" WiM. lawyers were of their experiences with wider examination. One told the following: He wss witness and said: "Toil In New York a number of km* Jengr "lust twenty-five lii* before asfcsd til* lawyer, hoping point "I didnt witness. m&, Mrs. »Mwtp iftrs bbsts. XOO iM.. pMo*t POOR TROMBETTI! lad Vale of the Profe«»or the JonraKliat. Professor. Trombetti, whose praises were so much sung in the foreign press as knowing the greatest number of languages of any one ever born, relates ail anecdote of himself which occurred just after he was "discovered." In Borne he was so pestered by journal ists that his patience at last gave way, and when cornered by the gentlemen of the press his language became dis tinctly lurid. One day as he was coming out of the central postoffice a frank looking jroung man stepped up to him, and, holding out his hand, said: "I am so glad to make your acquaintance I have been trying to find you for days." "And may I Inquire with whom I am speaking?" "Why, I am X! Not a near relation to be sure, but near etc. Professor Trombetti, .reassured, and glad to get bold of some one to unburden himself to, took the stran ger's arm, and, as they went down the street, gave, in emphatic terms, a description of his sufferings, his opin ion of journalists, and, incidentally, much Information about himself which the papers had been vainly sighing for. Finally they parted with an engage ment for dinner the next evening. seen to spring to his feet with a smoth ered exclamation. His friends crowded about for an explanation, but he could only sit down weakly and point to his newspaper, the Oiornale ditalia. There, in large print, were his impru dent revelations of the afternoon. He bad been "done" by a Journalist—Pall Mall Oazette. THE PERFECT NUMBER. Frotn Time Immemorial Three Has Had Iftraanal Significance. The perfect number of the Pythago rean system, expressive of beginning, middle and end, was the number three. From time immemorial greater promi nence has been given to it than to any other except seven. And as the symbol of the Trinity its influence has waxed more potent in recent times. It appears over and over again in both the New and Old Testaments. At the creation of the world we find land, water and sky, sun, moon and stars. Jonah was three days and nights in the whale's belly, Christ three days in the tomb. There Were three patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Abraham entertained three angels. Job had three friends. Samuel was called three times. Sam son deceived Delilah three times. Three times Saul tried to kill David with a Javelin. Jonathan shot three ar rows on David's behalf. Daniel was thrown into a den of three lions be cause he prayed three times a day. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were rescued from a flery furnace. The commandments of the Lord were de livered on the third day. St. ,Paul speaks of faith, hope and charity. Three wise men came to worship Christ with presents three. Christ spoke three times to Satan when he was tempted. He prayed three times before he was betrayed. Peter denied him three times. He suffered three hours of agony on the cross. The su perscription was in three languages, and three men were crucified. Christ appeared three times to his disciples and rose the third day.—New York Herald. VMS i||Have Ton Got Themt Do: you feel anxious and preoccupied when the gas man goes by? Do you sleep badly? Do you go to bed hungry? Does your b^art palpitate when you seoa steak? Is there a&all gone feeling in your pocket? Do you have nightmares? Do you do mental arithmetic every time you contemplate the. purchase of «coffeeand?" Have you a hunted look? Do you walk down dark alleys when you go downtown? Beware! Those are the symptoms. You're busted.—San Francisco Bulletin. French Coneelt. Btienne Dumont, writing in the early part of the last century, said: "The prevailing character of the French is that of conc«dt Bvwy member of the assembly considered himself capable of undertaking everything. I often said that if you proposed to the first hundred men you met in the Streets of Paris and to the same uumber in the streets of London to undertake the iduvge of the government ninety-nine of them would racoept in Pa^ls and &fcM>ty-ii}ne would refuse in London." Tk«f1Mu Tibetans offer dally prayers for thes minute Insects which) they have •wallowed inadvertently in their meat flSd drink, and Uie formula insures: the veblrth of these microbes in heaven. Yet ttey eat meat freely and square th»(r consclence with their appetite by tteipretest that the sin rests With the ««twurt assassin, the public butcher, wh^ will be born ^n the aext incarna tloai as some tontatised sptott «r agon iseddemon. Thai however, is his oWa enough to offer you congratulations," like impression on age as on youth. Then I recommend it to people who axe growing old against their will. A man In that predicament, if he stands before a mirror or among young peo ple, Is made quite too sensible of the tact, but the forest awakes In him the same feeling it did when he was a boy, and he may draw a moral from the fact that 'tis the old trees that have all the beauty and grandeur. I admire the taste which makes the avenue to a That night the professor was sitting house, were the house never so small, tranquilly in a restaurant, the observed through a wood besides the beauty, it of all observers, when suddenly he was k®8 1 «Wl» 4 sll^htroptic^l inde4^ ttt never'.-LondiwiTKt- *»ifttayim of A„WALK IN THE WOODS Bneraon gay* It'« One of the Secrets For Dodfeinir Old A|je. Pew men know how to take a walk. The qualifications of a professor are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curi osity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. If a man tells me that he has an intense love of. nature, know, or course, that he has none. Good observers have the manners of trees and animals, their patient good sense, and if they add words 'tis only when words are better than silence. But aloud singer or a story teller or a •ain talker profanes the river and the forest and is nothing like so goodL com pany as a dog. When Nero advertised for a new lux ury a walk in the woods should have been offered. 'Tis one of the aecrets for dodging old age, tor nature makes a Positive effect on manners, as it disposes the mind of the inhabitant and of "his guests to the deference due to each. Some English reformers thought the cattle made all this wide space necessary between house and house and that if there were no cows to pasture less land would suffice. But a cow does, not need so much land as the owner's eyes require between him and his neighbor.—Ralph Waldo Em erson in Atlantic. SEEING A PICTURE SsSif Try to Look at It Throujpli the Brei of the Artlat Who Painted It. The first necessity for the proper see ing of a picture is to try to see it through the eyes of the artist who painted it. This is not a usual meth od. Generally people look only through their own eyes and like or dislike a pic ture according as it does or does not suit their particular fancy. These peo ple will tell you, "Oh, I don't know anything about painting, but I know what I like," which is their way of say ing, "If I don't like it right off I don't care to be bothered to like it at all." Such an attitude of mind cuts one off from growth and development, for it is as much as to say, "I am very well satisfied with myself and quite indifferent to the experiences and feel ings of other men." Yet it is just this feeling and experience of another man which a picture gives us. If you. con™ aider a moment you will understand why. The world itself is a vast pano rama, and from it the painter selects his subject—not the copy of it exactly, since it would be impossible for him to 'do this even if he tried. How could he represent, for example, each blade of grass, each leaf upon a'tree? So what he does is to represent the subject as he sees it, as it appeals to his sym- pathy or Interest, and if twelve artists painted the same landscape the result would be twelve different pictures, dif fering according to the way in which each man had been impressed by the scene—in fact, according to his sepa rate point of view or separate way of seeing it influenced by his individual experience and feeling.—Charles H. Cof fin In St Nicholas. & As the Child, Saw An Insurance Story. They teil this story down on Wall street: The executive officer of a great Insurance '"company, happening one day to meet a friend in the street, found' himself violently upbraided be cause his company refused to invest in the bonds of an enterprise with Which bis friend was connected. The insurance man stood it a few minutes, then said carelessly, as If he were ordering a box of a new brand of Cigars, "Oh, well, send me up a mil lion and a half of them."—World's SPoor, trat Polite. "Want some money, do ye?" said the kind old lady. "Now, I wonder ef ye deserve it What would you do with a pmny efr I gev it to ye?" "Lady," replied the polite beggar, kindness would touch me so dat I'd buy' a postal card wid de money •a* write yer ti note o' thanks."—Cath oU» Standard and^Times. A li^nlwfuy-. City Niece—What kind of chicken Ife tbat. 'Dhcte Josh? Uncle Josh—That It I«eghorn. City Niec» How stupid o|mel Of course I ought to have no tload tbe horns on I lit. New York tenement house child who had spent a happy day in the home of a settlement worker describes the visit in the following letter, accord ing to Charities: "Miss lives in a big beautiful house. There are three floors and lot* of rooms. I should think it would be hard for them to find each other, there are so many rooms. It is not so hard to find each other when you live in part of one floor. The floors were hard and shiny, with little pieces of carpet on them- No piece was big enough to cover a whole room." Us legs.—Chicago Wlalfltt vmmbM flhft Henry! He—Huh? She—Justim agtae baby Js^on*** those sick TEACHING THE HORSE. Will Learn Anything His Muscles Can Perform. Expert horsemen believe that a horse can be taught to do anything that it is possible for an animal so formed and to be utterly fearless. Thus we know of horses rushing into battle with a fearlessness that- is magnificent, al though in the beginning of their lives they may have been foolishly timid, shying at everything unusual that hap pened to be seen in their travels. In order to teach a horse fearlessness he must be accustomed to all sorts of sights and sounds. He must come to know that because something that he sees or hears is unusual it does not fol low that it is harmful, for it is the un usual things that frighten him. The horse is ah animal of one idea at a time and is not able to discriminate, so say the men who have made a study of the horse. While he will travel along quietly close by the roar of a train, he may tremble at the flutter of a piece of loose paper flying in the wind. It is not the frightfulness of the object that seems to alarm him, but the unfamil iarity of It. Horse trainers say that the mistakes made in "breaking" and training a colt is that it is too often done in the seclusion of some country road instead of amid the sights and sounds that the animal must necessari ly become familiar with later. As soon as the horse becomes famil iar with anything and has learned to believe that it will not hurt him he will stand quietly or trot along peace fully, even though all sorts of noises and queer sights are about him. Thus the artillery horse will stand'amid the roar of cannons, being used to the noise and not knowing that the sound predicts anguish and death. It is well to accustom a horse to unusual sounds as soon as possible after he is trained for riding or driving. It renders him safe and docile, even though he be a spirited animal. A certain trainer of horses said that an ideal school for horses would contain thrashing ma chines, pile drivers, steam drills, elec tric, steam and elevated cars, a band of martial music and a gang of quarry men blasting rock. A horse that was drilled among such a bedlam as this would indeed prove immune to strange noises. The gentle family horse, petted by man and child, is not always train ed to all this, yet he often makes a use ful and faithful animal, loved by his ownesr and evidently making some re turn of affection.—Detroit Tribune. A Poor Recipe. "Don't talk to me about the recipes in that magazine," said Mrs. Lane, with great energy. "Wasn't that the very magazine that advised me to put on that sody solution and leave the ta blecloth out overnight to take off those yellow stains?" "I'm Inclined to think it may have been," said Mrs. Lane's sister, with due meekness. "I sent you a number of them in the spring, I remember." "Well, and -what happened?" asked Mrs. Lane, with rising wrath. "Didn't the stains disappear?" asked her sister. "Disappear!" said Mrs. Lane in a withering tone. "It was the tablecloth that, disappeared. I don't know any thing about the stains." Late Beginning, Sir Walter Scott began to write his celebrated novels at forty. Milton be gan "Paradise Lost" at fifty. When "East Lynne" appeared its author, Mrs. Henry Wood, was forty-five. Cromwell was forty-one when he be gan his public career. The year of the hegira was the fifty-third of Moham med, and Marlborough reached his in dependent command at the same age. In spiritual examples Abraham was seventy-five when called out of Cha ran, and Moses was eighty when he stood before Pharaoh as the ehamnion of Israel. They Were All Right. ^e was a typical backwoods farmer. His first visit to a city restaurant, how over, had taken away none, of the ap petite he had at home, where every thing was placed in large dishes on the center of the table fend each, one help ed .himself. The waiter had piled the food around the plate in the customary little dishes, which the farmer cleaned *ap in turn. Settling back in his chair, toe hailed the passing waiter: "Hey, there, young man! Your sam ples are all right. Bring on the rest ef the stuff."—Judge. jo ha Bright'* Reply. On one occasion John Bright received letter from a very bad writer, to which he replied: Dear Sir—Many thanks for your letter off the 12th Inst I have no doubt but that it is a very good letter and that It con tains matter as interesting as it is Impor tant but, by the bye, if you should be in town in the course- of a. few days, would you mind just stepping In and reading it to met Yours faithfully JOHN BRIGHT. A Watch's Variation. AM to the sympathetic vagaries, of watches a correspondent writes: "I dis covered some years ago that it was the metal buckle of my braces that caused the irregularities of my own particular watch. I therefore now make a rule of putting my spectacle case on the in side of my watch pocket, thus cutting off tho connection."—London Cbroni- aattti niH. made you AO friends jrou sit up all night with.-Harper's Pi!illV 1* be-wlm lu. lottnd Ma m'STI give me away «0 When I was telling that yarn at the -dteeer table? Dick—I didn't mean to It was only a f^lp of the tongue. But thaf rsason why yon 'should have kicked me so haxdl Toon—Oh, I didn't mean to—it was only a s^lp of the foot —Detroit Free Press. GET CLOSE TO THINGS. The Experienced Shopper's Adriae to the Quiet Woman. The modest, unassuming woman had been trying for some time to get the attention of a clerk, but they all seemed to be busy, and she had not the ag gressiveness to crowd in and grab one- The experienced shopper, having com pleted her purchases, had time to give a little sympathy to the quiet one. "Do you want to buy something?" she asked. "Yes," was the reply, "if I could only get the attention of the clerk." "Oh, that's easy!" asserted the expe rienced one. "Just do as I say." "But they're all so much more stren uous than I am," pleaded the quiet one. 'Td rather go without than be as un womanly and disagreeable as some of the women are. I really can't fight for attention, you know." "Not at all necessary." explained the experienced shopper. "Do you see that tray of trinkfets over there?" "Yes." "Go over and stand by it and pick up a few of them for closer examination. Put them back, of course, but just paw the collection over without any effort to get hold of a clerk. Reach out for anything you see, as if you were more Interested in what's on the counter than In what's behind it" "I don't see what good that's going to do." "Try it and you'll find out." The quiet woman did as directed, and within two minutes a floorwalker was at her elbow. "Do you want anything?" he asked politely. She said she did, and he made it his business to get a clerk to wait on her. "I told you so," whispered the experi enced shopper. "Sometimes it isn't necessary to touch a thing. If you just show a desire to get close to things that are easily carried away they'll take you for a shoplifter every time and get a clerk for you so that you won't have any excuse for hanging around." The quiet woman gasped and felt guilty all the rest of the time sl\e was in the store, but she had to admit that she bad learned something about prac tical shopping.—Brooklyn Eagle. An Unfortunate Bee-ingr. An Apt Description. "Why do they call the camel the 'ship of the desert? "Never could understand it myself until I rode on one of 'em," said tha young man who had just been abroad. "Never was so seasick in my life."— Washington Star. Accepted Suitor—What is arm ?-/Toledo Blade. V?"®' aUowlnS wm —Boston Globe. Not Willie's Fault. Mother—Willie, you must stop asking papa questions. Don't you see they an noy him? Willie—No, ma'am it ain't my ques tions that annoy him. Mother—Willie! Willie—No, ma'am it's the answers he can't give that make him mad.— Philadelphia Record. A Matter of Pride. "Why. do you hesitate about accept ing the-position of king?" asked the cit izen of a turbulent monarchy. "I want to take time to consult a phrenologist I don't want to run the risk of having derogatory remarks made about my nj»ital capacity after the autopsy."—Washington Star. Poor Child! "I hear Jack Kandor wafe here to see the baby," said Mr. Hoamley "Yes," his wife replied. "I suppose the first thing he said was, 'He looks just like his father.' "No. the first thing he said was 'Good heavens!' Then he said that"— Philadelphia Press. i. w.m Parental Assistance. Barnes—When I was ybung my moth er always used to sing me to sleep. Shedd— Yes, women are good at that sort of thing, but it takes the father's voice to wake a fellow up in the morn ing.—Boston Transcript. Rabbins It In. Rejected Sultor-Oh, weU, I don't mind. There's something I don't like about Nell, anyhow. it my ftMwt in In Brazil monkeys and parrots have interests in common. They not only roost^ to tbe same trees, but work for mutual benefit The nioukeys cannot ttslly pick the big Brazil nut husks J*om the trees, so the parrots gnaw them to. drop, the *all to the grdund splitting them. Then the monkeys tear the cracked husks asunder, gather the. nuts and divide 5"®? 0,6 m. Parrots. SomettmM, when the husks fail to spilt, the nu£ Mjw cany them up to the highest limbs of the tree aw? let dron jttml enjoytheir :ter?Gst side by sido, 1 liaiEyes as a Slam of Xntelieet, Generally the special point of dllfc. ence between unimportant and remark! able people lies In their eyes, in clear, steady, piercing gaze which able to subdue or terrify the beholder writes Lady Violet Grevllle in thj Graphic. Sir Richard Burton's lco^ could never be forgotten neither, imagine, could Napoleon's or victor Hugo's or that of any other great man The eye 1b the window of the brahi and through it shines the Intelligence Sndden Want information. Tommy—Ma, lend me a lead pencil. Mother—I just left pen and ink on the table for you. What do you want with a pencil? Tommy—I want to write to the editor of the paper to ask hiin what'll take Ink stains out of the par lor carpet—Philadelphia Ledger. Think much and often, speak little and write less—Woman's Life. Mrs. Henpeck—My. my! What an awful catastrophe happened to young Jinks! Mr. H. (absently)—Eh Whom did He marry?—San Francisco Examiner. A Good Reason. Mrs. Greene—What do you have as alarm clock in your chamber for ir you don't have the alarm wound up? Mrs. Gray—If you could have beard the awful things my husband said when the alarm went off, you wouldn't ask me.—Boston Transcript.' Do as They Please. Dick—Those folks next door have an awful good time. Dora—How? Dick—Oh, they don't have to go any where, and they don't entertain.—Ex change. She—JSOW that we are going to b* married we must begin to save. Prom ise me you will do nothing you cannot afford. He—But in that case I would have to break off the engagement.—Life. Sincerity is the basis of all true friendship. Without sincerity it is like a Bhip without ballast To be overpolite Is to be rude.—-Jap anese Proverb Notice of Publication. Department of the Interior. Land Office at Pierre, 8. D., November 15, 1904. 1?, hereby given tbat the 'oil win* named settler has filed notice other inten ion .°nSs Si SSS S, ,iEMvv,""I,le"6'H a TI •»T Abt'' Staurtleff, H. E'No 401, Public Series for tbe S Sec* 9- 8,dl 6 S He Was Wise.. "Does your horse shy at motors?" "Well, yes. lie does rather. You see, he's dragged so many of 'em home he's getting a bit wise." Driven to Drlnlc. "What ales the porter?' "His young daughter wines all the time, and he is Koing borne to liquor." —Princeton Tisor. Natural Qnentlon. T- 1,0 nP°" H"d i,nans nna discounts.... Overdrafts, seom-ed and nnae-'nred' U' ifea Btates bonds to eevure circu latiorr .....: Premium on U.8. bonds Bonds, securities, etc..... Banking house, furniture and fixtnrec Other H1 est xte owned line fr.-m Natioi ai Buni-s (not re serve Hgenrnj Due from Mate Bunks and Bankers' Hue from approved reserve agents. Checks and other ca«h Items ..... N' tes of other National Banks tractlonHl paper currency, nickles and cents ... Lawful money reserve in bank vis:"" cc N., R. 78 W She names the following witnesses to prove S0U8r I oy Fc Jl oultiv "ion of said land, viz: Pat'(son p. MofTure. John lifnfw"?! Hummel and Jnlia A. Guthrie. ALBERT WUEELON A Rf^istei. RKPOBT o. T' E «..ui rib OP THE First,JSrational Bank jSpgsL AT I'IEKBE, In tlie State of Nouih .HI.IH, •. cnouirr, uiucr _SP redemption fun i. Uudivided profits less expenses and taxes paid Total ..... LlABCLIXtBS. Oertlfledobecks .... Casbler'soheckcoutstanking ':i Total 40 helleff^ B, A. I al ca 81 A LHE Close ol BiiHtuesH (Novenlb 10, ItM)^ KR800RCI8. Speolo ........ $10,515 66 Legal tender notes ... ... 19 185 00 29,700 85 Redemption fun-i with Hnited States 1 reasurer (6 psr cent of cirpciatlon) Due from easurer, other than m. •t3«7.83+ 03 1,479 32 19..MO 0t) 450 00 5.464 «1 11765 00 l,b8S 56 11,885 25 6 888 61 1Q2 5U0 67 709 64 630 00 113 10 625 00 900 00 880 07 .r33,624 51 150, 00 00 Capital stock paid In .. 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