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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
LRA L. DAUB, Publisher.
TERMS, 11.25 IN ADVANCE.
PIGTAIL IS A BLESSING.
Dr. John Hudborg, an Englishman,
bns entered a defense of tha China
man'B pigtail. He says tlio pigtail
owed Its origin to hygienic motives.
According to our authority, the effect
of tho pigtail Is a more active circula
tion of tho blood, which benefits tho
brain. Ho writes: "The observation wo
hear now and then that Chinese with
out pigtails show less Intelligence
strikes mo as not altogether unreason
able, as nn active circulation of the
blood will not fail to Influence tho
nourishment and development of tho
brain." Ho states that tho head of a
newly born baby Is shaved, and no
cloth, cap, or soft pillow Is allowed to
Jnterfero with tho circulation of tho
scalp. When tho child grows bigger,
the hair Is tied togethor In bunches,
so as to expose tho skin to tho air, and
thus promoto perspiration. Later tho
hair Is grown so as to form a pigtail,
and superfluous hair Is shaved awuy.
The effect Is a high and smooth fore
head and a face freo from wrlnklos,
and henso even old Chlncso havo
smooth faces and a Juvenile appear
nnce. When rolled up on top of tho
head, tho pigtail acts as a substitute
for a cap and protectH tho head from
tho glare of tho sun and tho cold of
wlntor. It Is also n neckcloth and a
pillow. It Is llkcwlso ever at hand to
check hemorrhage should a cprd bo
needed for that purpose.
A dlBpatch from Paris says that a
movemont has been started in tho gay
city to substitute a less meaningless
phraso for tho popular salutntlou,
'How do you do7" In tho first place,
tho French Idiomatic phrase of greet
ing cannot bo rendered Into tho Eng
lish "How do you do?" but literally
translated 1b "How do you carry your
self?" "How do you do?" Is not Insipid,
but graciously suggests regard for
ono's friend by making It tho first con
(deration to obtain assurunco that ho
Is In good health. This is tho founda
tion Idea of forms of grcotlng In all
parts of tho world, Including such spe
cial Inquiries as that of "How's your
Tver?" which provalls among tho Eng
lish in tho trying cltrnato of India. Tho
probability Is that oven tho morcurlal
French would not bo likely to yield
rendlly to an Invitation to chango In
n day n custom of centuries. But Paris
correspondents often aro moro con
cerned about amusing their readers
than Instructing thorn and this dis
cussion as to altering tho form of sal
utation may afford an Illustration of
Tho benefits derived by our farmers
from tho plensuro of tho motor car can
hardly bo estimated. It Is cortalnly
equal to tho bapplnoss given by tho
car to people In other walks of llfo,
says Leslie's. It can also bo claimed
that In tho purchase of tho automobile
by our country friends thero Is an eco
nomic future. It enables a daughter
or son of a farmer living sovcral mllos
from tho village to markot poultry,
eggs, buttor, and similar products, do
tho buying, and roturn homo In two
or threo hours. In tho old tlmos
this would requlro tho loss of tho
services of a man and a team. Of
course, It cannot bo claimed from this
standpoint alono that Its advantages
urn commensurato with tho cost of thu
motor car and tho upkeep. Another
factor Is of moro valuo. Tho general
uso of cars by tho farmers has given
great popularity to this mothod.
Harvard Is now going In for psychic
research. If Harvard keeps on, after
training loving pigeons, and thinking
angluworms, and knocking ghosts, it
may get a useful thing or two lit tti
curriculum In tho courho of time.
Thoso who prophesied that tho nu
lomobtlo would inako tho horse as ox
ttnet as tho dodo should reviso theli
Ideas by a glauco at tho report show
ing that tha avcrago valuo of horsei
is $4.83 moro this year than last.
An archaeologist has discovered that
It was tho practlco of Egyptian wlvei
In the olden tltno to tlcklo tho soles of
their husband's feet. Evidently an
Egyptian subslltuto for pulling hub
Later dispatches from tho neigh
borhood of Abyssinia say nothing of
tho latest death of Mcnellk. Not that
It makes any great dlfferenco, but wo
would ltko to know how many lives ho
Massachusetts has Joined tho fight
against the deadly hatpin, und It Is
now a law In that state that tho plus
must lmvo their points covered. Worn
on who roallzo tho posslblo harm
of theso sharp, projecting weapons
will aid tho crusade, without waiting
by laws and Hues to bo forced to
Charles Landau, un Englishman,
missed his train, went back to Monte
Carlo, won (25,000, nnd took tho next
(Her. Tlmo was money In his caio.
Helping the Little Fellow.
Tho United Shoo Machinery Com
pany Is tho only real obstacle to tha
formation of a shoo trusL Wo help
tho small manufacturer to start In
business and keep going. Ho could
not afford to buy and caro for his ma
chinos, but ho can afford to lcnso them
on tho tcrma wo glvo him based on
tho number of shoos ho maltos an
avcrago of less than 2 2-3 cents a pair
and lot us kcop tliom up to dato.
That is a fair arrangement Somo of
tho big fellows don't llko our Dystem,
becauso they think wo ought to glvo
them special rates. Dut tho llttlo fol
lows stand with us because they know
wo treat all manufacturers allko no
matter how many machines they uso.
If It wcro not for our methods of doing
business thero would bo no small fac
tories anywhero and no prosperous
factories In small towns.
Tho United Shoo Machinery Co.,
Roston, Mass. Adv.
Tho devil and a man-rnndo saint got
on well togethor.
A good man tries to pleano his God,
whllo a bad man tries to roako his
God plcaso him.
I.ADIKH CAN WEAK HIIOKS
one size amaller after ualng Alien' Foot
Kaie. th Antlaeptlc powder to be ahaken In
to the atioc. It mnkea Unlit or new alioei
fed eaay, Otvta reat and comfort Itefua
aubatltutea For FltHIC trial package, ad
dreaa Allen fl. Olmated. La Hoy. N. Y. Adv.
More Eccentricities of Genius.
Poo had written "The Haven."
"Ho's a pretty tough old bird," so
liloquized tho poet, blinking at the
manuscript, "but I guess ho'll do for
a pot boiler, all right!"
For Edgar, as you may recall, really
needed tho money.
Matter of Curiosity.
Miss GlbBon was very rich nnd Mr.
Hanna was very poor. Sho liked him,
but that was all, and he was well
awaro of tho fuct. One evening ho
grew somewhat tender nnd and last
Vo snld: "You aro very rich, aren't
Vou, Ilulcn7" "Yes, Tom," replied the
Llrl, frankly. "I am worth about two
million dollars." "Will you marry me,
llolon?" "Oh, no, Tom, I couldn't." "I
knew you wouldn't." "Then why did
you ask mo?" "Oh, 1 Just wanted to
eeo how a man feels when ho loses two
To Clean Rubber.
A rubbor coat can bo nicely denned
6y tho uso of nutomobllo soup, a Jel
lyllko substance of dark color, which
can bo procured at any nutomobllo
supply storo or at a garago.
Tho soap can bo UBod for other
garments also, as It docs not injure
tho finest finished material, but tho
ofToct seems better on rubberized
goods. Tho first stop In cleaning Is
(o riiako a strong lather. Clean tho
coat thoroughly and then apply the
soap ovor a small portion of tho gar
ment. Carefully wash off tho soap
by sponging with cloar water and pro
cood to noxt spaco to bo cleaned. Dry
out of doors.
There With the "Nerve."
Tho conversation led to tho beauty
of having ntuntiant nervo tho other
ovonlng, when Sonator Clapp of Min
nesota told of a man who went Into
a fashionable restaurant, accompanied
by a couplo of children, nnd after
ordering a lemon sodn, asked tho
waiter to torlug him threo plates.
This, according to Senator Clapp, tho
waiter did, but whon ho saw tho man
take Boino sandwiches from hli
pocket, put them on tho plates, and
pass thorn uround to tho kids, ho re
ported tho matter to tho boss. "What
aro you doing?" Indignantly cried to
manager, niBhlng- ovor to tho saVid
wlch party. "Don't you know that
this Isn't a rroo picnic ground, whore
you bring your own food?" "Is that
so?" was tha calm rejoinder of tho
irian, pastilng along nnothor sandwich.
"Who are you?" "1 am tho manage
blustered the, bosB, with rlBlng heat.
"I" "Just tho very person that
I havo boon looking for," Interjected
tho Unperturbed party, "Why Isn't
tho orchestra playing?"
MORE THAN EVER
Increased Capacity for Mental Labor
Slnod Leaving Off Coffee.
Many former coffee drinkers who
havo mcutnl work to perform, day aft
er day, havo found a better capacity
and greater onduranco by using Post
urn Instoad of coffoo. An Ills. Woman
"I bad drank cofToo for about twenty
years, ami llnnlly had what tho doctor
callod 'coffee heart.' I was nervous
nnd extremely despondent; had llttlo
montnl or physical strength left, had
ltldnoy troublo and constipation.
"Tho flrst notlcoablo benefit derived
from tho chango from coffee to Postura
was tho natural action of tho kidneys
and bowols. In two weeks my heart
action was greatly Improved nnd my
"Then I becamo lens dospondont, and
tho deslro to bo nctlvo again showod
proof of ronowod physical and inentnl
"I am stendlly gaining in physlcnl
Btrength and brain power. 1 formerly
did mental work and had to glvo It up
on account of coffee, but Blnco UBlng
Postum I am doing hard mental labor
with loss fattguo thnn ovor before."
Namo glvon by Postum Co., Battlo
Crook, Mich. '
Postum now comes In now concen
trated form called Instant Postum. It
Is regular Postum, so processed at tho
factory that only tho uolublo portions
A spoonful of Iustnnt Postum with
hot water, and sugar and cream to
tacto, produce Instantly a delicious
Wrlto for tho llttlo book. "Tho Road
"Thero'H a Reason" for Postum.
Has Caught Fancy of Paris-
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HOW TO WHITEN THE THROAT
Lemon Juice or a Ripe Tomato Will
Remove Any Decolorations
Alcohol to Harden.
Shapeliness Is not all that Ig neces
sary to the making of a throat beauti
ful. Tho toxture of tho skin mtf.it bo
(lno nnd soft, white nnd unblomlshed.
Cleanliness Is tho first essential. A
good thorough scrubbing with n not too
joft brush, hot wntor and soap, onco or
twlco a week, will do no harm, tho rest
Df tho tlmo using tho ordinary cloth.
Apply lemon Julco or a rlpo tomato to
any dlscoloratlons that may appear,
and unless tho pores aro enlarged,
uso cold cream freely.
Alcohol will harden tho flesh. As
for the various bleaches, thero aro
some that nro harmless, excopt Insofar
as they Invariably nro drying, which
ultimately leaves tha skin harsh and
brash. Hero Is ono that can easily bo
made at homo, but, llko tho others, It
Ib drying, so bo sure to counteract this
offect by applying cold cream after
using It. Mix 'half an ounco of porox
Ido of hydrogen, six ounces of witch
hazel and half nn ounco of lactic acid.
Apply this with a soft cloth.
DAINTY SUMMER DRESS.
A nummor dress of whlto laco ora
broldored In yellow with underskirt
of whlto chnrmeuso. Bolt of yollow
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MUST BE HAND EMBROIDERED
The Proper Thing for Both White antf
Colored Linen Parasols Wide
Variety of Designs.
Whlto and colored llmsn parasols,
snow nuiiu emoroiaory. uney are
mounted with Ivory or bone handles
and tips or with light natural or pol
ished wood handles nnd brass-pointed
tips. Somo of them are finished about
tho edgo with fringe, some with a plain
hom and somo with an embroidered
scnllop. A wide variety of dealgns is
shown In embroidered parasols. Satin
stitch, eyelet work and outlining are
used in combination to produce both
ornato and slmplo effects. Almost all
parasols aro made with eight panels,
and half a dozen skeins of cotton are
needed foj" embroidering each panel
with a design of moderato size; five
or six dozfen skeins, therefore, would
bo sufficient for any parasol. The big
department stores make up tho em
broidered panels Into parasols and sell
sticks and frames.
FLOWERS THAT MATCH FROCK
One of the Prettiest Fanclec of Many
Seasons Is the Adornment
What a real pleasure women missed
when they wero too prim to tuck a
bunch of flowors Into their frocks, or
too fearful lest tha stalks should stain
their pretty raiment.
Nowadays flowers aro the finishing
touch of overy toilette, und somo wom
en glvo orders to their florlstB or their
gardeners for n bouquet twice or thrice
a day to match tho gowns they intend
In tho evening It is usual to wear n
single and very exquisite blossom, tho
work of human hands. A giant rose, a
mammoth poppy, an orchid all aro
popular. Strango fnntnsles in mater
ial are employed; hero a lace flower
tipped with fur, and there ono made of
hand painted mousHcllne, a marvelous
copy of nature's own handiwork.
A opneo saver is tho wardrobe box
which Hts under the bed. This box
is suspended from two metal arms, or
bars, which aro affixed to the bed.
This mnkes It posslblo to draw the
box In and out without trouble. The
box docs not touch tho floor, so
thero Is no possibility of dust accumu
lating under it, and tho bed. with tho
box in position, may be moved at will.
Tho boxes, which nro provided with
hinged covers, como in different sizes
and nro designed for different pur
poses. Crepe Waists.
A collego girl who wore cotton crepo
waists to snvo her laundry hills, had
difficulty In rendering them wearnblo
at flrst, as thoy wero too limp if not
starched at all and, If starched, wrlnj?
lng them mudo tho starch unnvon,
Bays tho Modern Prlscllla. Sho ex
perimented until sho found that by
washing them In thin starch and hang
lug them up to drain on a coat hnng'
or, without wringing, thqy were ex
URGE NATIONAL GOOD ROADS
tlecent Convention Adopts Resolution
Proposing Highways From Wash
ington to Capitals.
That national roads bo built con
necting Washington with the capitals
of every state In the Union was tho
tenor of n resolution unanimously
adopted by the national good rpads
federal aid convention at a session re
cently held In Washington. The reso
lution further advocated the creation,
wherever they do not now exist, of
"effective stato departments In every
state" for the construction and main
tenance of good roads.
A proposition, made by William T.
Page on behalf of Representative
Slemp of Virginia, urging the np-
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Pennsylvania Road Before Improve
ment. polntment of a committee In the house
of representatives to look after legis
lation affecting good roads, was heart
ily Indorsed, although no formal ac
tion was taken.
Representative Moss of West Vir
ginia criticised the tendency which,
he said, seemed to characterize somo
of tho speakers, to encourage class
distinctions and similar "factional
Ism." His remarks followed addresses
by several speakers who said the
farmers were holding back the good
roads projects because they believed
them to be only "nutomobllo roads."
"I believe the farmer Is entitled to
conBideration," said Mr. Moss. "I
think reckless drivers should have
their licenses taken away from them.
Hut I am also against the furmer who
believes he has the exclusive right to
the roads. The roads are for all the
people, rich and poor. We should all
stand shoulder to shoulder In this
proposition and not encourage any fac
tionalism." Other speakers Included Representa
tive Klnkaid of Nebraska, Judge J. M.
Lowe of Kansas City, Mo.; Pendleton
Same Road Re-located and Improved.
Beckley of Louisville, Ky.; Samuel H.
Lea of South Dakota; Dell M. Potter
of Clifton, Ariz.; C. C. Gilbert of
Nashville, Tenn., and Col. Cameron.
Judge Lowe in his address declared
that congress should not hesitate to
appropriate money for good roads, as
it has appropriated enough for rivers
Aided Good Roads.
The inauguration of tho parcol post
did moro for the good roads niovo
ment than any slgle action of the
government in many yearB. Tho con
stitution specifically provides for the
construction of post roads. That the
parcel post cannot bo successful un
ions the government exercises Its pow
or In Imporvlng the highways is ac
cepted bb a fact
Good Roads In Texas.
Tho cltlzeuB of Montgomery county,
Texas, recently voted bonds to tho
amount of $250,000 to be used in con
structing good roads In this county.
Work will begin at tho earliest pos
In considering roads remombor that
thero are few towns that look so good
to thu farmer that he will kill his horse
to get there.
Bad Roads a Tax.
Hud roads aro n tax and a fearful
'imitation upon tho business and social
llfo of country people
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For Every Baking
Best because it's the
purest. Best because
it never fails. Best
because it makes every
baking light, fluffy and
evenly raised. Best
because it is moder
ate in cost highest in
At your grocers.
Wortd'a Pure Food Exp-
aition, Chicago, 111.
Paria Exposition, Franca.
Vou don't tavc money ichtn you buy
cheap or blg-can baking powder. Don't
be misled. Buy Calumet. It' more
economical more wholesome glots
best lesulls. Calumet Is far superior to
sour milk and soda.
"Mamma, why did you tell Mrs. L
modo that I was only eighteen when I
am really twenty-four?"
Widow Decauso eighteen Is six
years under twenty-four, my dear.
Daughter Yes, I know; but surely
I don't need the benefit of thoso six
years at my age, do I?
Widow Not at all, my child; but I
do. London Tit-Bits.
To Pass the Time. ,
Patron (to very slow waiter) Bring,
me a steak, please. And you might
Just send mo a post card every now
nnd then while you're away, letting
aie know how It is getting on.
Don't buy water for bluinc. Liquid blue
i? almost nil water. Buv Red Cioss Ball
Blue, tlio blue, that's all blue. Adv.
Some men look for trouble In order
thut they may bo prepared to dodge.
,A good brain is a good thing to mix
with any business.
5 To Women
ES Whether It'a from businea carta,
C household drudgery or overfrequent
S3 child-bearinir, you noed a Reatoratlva
S Tonic and Strength-givtas Nervlna-
S and Regulator. ,
1 Dr. Pierce's
S Is recommended sa such, having beep
H compounded to act in harmony wiU)
S woman'a peculiarly delicate and aenel.
3 tiTO organization.
E Your Druggist Will Supply Yoy
TO THE SETTLER
THE AMERICAN RUSH TO
In the neir Dlilrlcl of
wun nnd Alberta there
are thomands of l-ren
tot he wun making entry
In it Trart tlmu will b
worth from TJU to fc5 per
nern. Tin to lundi uro
well adODtiMi to craln
growing ami came raiuuit.
rstrm.vT iuiLuit Fit anus
In many cotra the railways In
Canada ham hern bulli 111 nd
vanie of i-ttlrucnt. and In a
Hiort time thero will not be a
teltlerwho need bo more than
tenortwrlTe miles from a line
of ra'lwuT Hallway llute are
n culati a by UoTcrnait.nl Coin
ulaaion. Modal Conditions
The American Sdtlcrlsathomu
In Weotern Cunada lulls not a
stronger In a uremic land tm
InKnrarly n inllllov of his own
prople uln-ady aettled thi rn If
oudiislre to know wbt Om con
dition of the Canadian Settler Is
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.KKiHiriiiin wrltd und toad for
Itcruturo, ratus, etc, to
W. V. BENNETT,
nee Building, Oniuhu, Neb,
Conadlan Government Agent, or
naurcKB Miirinumt-nt or
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