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DESERVED RAISE IN SALARY.
Theatrical Advance Agent Had
Scheme That Brought Him
The value of the ability to know
.'aces and the names that go with them
s a recognizable asset anions sales
neti anil all people who have dealing
lth u large nuiubor of persons. An
aihance agent of a theatrical concern,
finding that he was not sifted that
way, hit upon a new scheme for help
inn natters along. Immediately after
leaving a town lie card-indcx'jd very
man with whom he camo In contact
reporters, hotel men, managers and
merchants. He wrote a short descrip
tion of their facial appearance, to
gciher with mine incident which pc
fiiried while ho was with them. The
next year, while on the train, ho would
lit inly the cards relating to the people
of the next town he was to visit. The
result was that whenever he met a
man he saw the year before he would
say something like 'his:
"Why. hello, Jackson: The last time
I saw you we were still laughing over
that fellow who slipped on the ice with
a pail of milk in his hands. I hao
thought of it a thousand times since."
A raise in salary greeted the ad
vance agent the next year, for he had
every town his way Ions before the.
show reached It.
Element of Danger to Socety.
The real danger to modern Instltu
tions is not In the difference In th;'
size of fortunes or that some live in
mansions and others in huts. The
real danger Is that the current of sym
pathy which should circulate freely
among the entire citizenship is obstructed.
WANTED TIME FOR THOUGHT. . NOT A CORPOREAL DELIGHT. mWwwwWww
On Her Calling List.
Mrs. Flyiiii had just moved Into tho
p.e'shborhood and an old friend
dropped In for a visit. "And are yez
on cnllin' terms wi 1 yor r.ixt-donr
neiehbor yet?" "Indade (11 am. Oi
called her a tkafe, an' she call vl me
To Work and to Eat.
I hold, If the Almighty had ever
made a set of men to do all the eating
and none of the work, he would have
made them with mouths only, and no
hands; and if ho had ever made an
other set that he had intended should
do all of the work and none of the
fating, he would have made, them
without mouths and with all hands.
In the Nature cf a Slur.
Sir Hubert von llerkoniir says he
ence saw the reproduction of a picture
called "The Coming S'onn" adver
tised for sale In a shop window and
under t!i" title there wre the words
in large type: "Suitable for a wedding
Tailors Sympathize with Doctors.
The doctor Is the last person whom
the average man thinks of paying,
and In this he has the entire sympa
thy of the tailor, who stands just
next to him at the bottom of the bill
file. London Outfitter.
Fate Mot to Be Avoided. '
Fate Is a mighty successful bill col
lector, and you are wise In paying .
your debt the minute it Is due. If
you wait for her to foreclose the mort
gage she always adds the Interest and
costs. John A. How land.
Arduous Duties Before the Head of the
House Required His Entirs
The baby was 111, and the doctor or
devel that he be taken to the sea. This
Involved the closing of the house urj'll
the little ene should be well enough
to return. After the wife had secured
hotel accommodations by the long-dls-tan
e telephone, the man of the house
went to his room and slowly and
thoughtfully spread the entire con
tents cf his wardrobe upon his bed.
that they might be convenient for his
wife !. pack.
He stood surveying them, deep In
meditation, when his wife came Into
the room and began to speak to him.
He raised his hand rcbiiklnuly.
"Pen't talk to me now. Susie, don't
talk to me! I have u great deal on
oiy mind. If we are going to the sea
shore day after to -morrow there are
many things to be done, and I must
His wife, who had already tele
phoned the butcher, milkman, linker,
grocer, expressman and ticket office,
and given the maid a month's vacation
and arranged with a relat've for the
care of (he dog, gazed at him In si
lence. "A great deal on my mind," ho re
peated. Then the Interrogative nature
of his wife's silence forced him to ex
plain. "You see," he said, "I have got to
put a nail In the cellar window and
stop the newspaper." Youth's Companion.
Real Nature of the Kiss, ai Viewed
by a Writer Who Has Clearly
Studied the Subject.
It Is the fashion cf the more bilious
moralists to put kissing among the
gross pleasures, with eating, yodling,
snoring and the use of tobacco; but,
as a matter of fact. It Is not a corpor
eal delight at all, says a writer In the
Haltlmoie Sun. Its sole physical ac
companiment, indeed, is a sensation
of suffocation, and this, as all will ad
mit. Is scarcely agreeable. No; the
Insidious charm of the pastime nur-t
bo sought In Its psychic effects in Its
marvelous and delightful lnferforeneo
with the normal processes of ratioci
nation. A man kissed Is a man trans
figured and transmogrified. Let hint
be the worst of misanthropes before
the sweet impingement of nose upon
nose, and he may yet emerge from the
turmoil a philanthropist. One kiss,
properly stage-managed, Is enough to
transform a pirate Into a poet, a poli
tician Into a philosopher, or lco ver
sa. Ore small kiss, indeed, Is suffi
cient to turn a proud. lieaven-Mssins
bachelor Into a servile married man
the most stupendous, antipodal and
lamentable transformation possible, at
this writing. In a mere human being.
Character In Snub Noses.
In the matter of noses there are
"snubs" and "snubs." Some of them
belong to the peculiarly vivacious folk.
Their vivacity is not always of the
most agreeable kind, as they are fre
quently inclined to sacrifice other per
sons' feelings to saying "a good
thing." Turn-ups are generally Indi
cative of a merry disposition.
Would Have to Take Roots and All.
She went Into a Fifth avenue hair-
10 you expect to be an old man ' dresser's shop to have her head sham
an at 55 you will be one. be- P- She wore her hair in a Psyche
knot. The Bhampooor soeinea to oe
trifle rough, and finally her tugs at the
Psyche kr.ot became so forceful that
the woman In the chair cried out In
pain. "What are you trying to do;
pull my head off?" she exclaimed. "I
am trying to get your Psyche knot,
off," replied the shampooer, "but It
won't come. How did you ever get
It pinned on ho llrtnly?" The customer
almost shrieked: "Come off ! Why, It's
my own hair." N. Y. Tribune.
Thinking One's Self Old
If at SO
cause the mind makes the material
correspondence of whatever it sets It
self permanently upon. Health Rec
ord. Can't Grow Two Crops at Once.
"The trouble with a lot of long
haired geniuses," Mr. Taukaway says,
"is that the Inside of their heads
never produce as well as the outsldes
"I do not recall anything on that
point," said the witness. "Oh, you
don't?" sneered the lawyer. "You'd
better take memory lessons." "Kxcuse
me." rejoined the witness suavely,
"but my memory has byn trained by
one of the highest-priced lawyers in
the business." Philadelphia Public
Intead of sharing the bur. 1 vis of
city life we retreat. When the dis
trict In which we have built our fac
tories becomes too crowded with
workmen and the atmosphere too op
pressive with smoke and odors, we
withdraw to some quiet suburban
town and think litt'e of others that
must continue to live their lives in
our service anil in the environment
we have created.
Beetle Hunting in Queensland.
i A reward of Is. 3d. a pound was re
: eently offered by the Queensland
i sugar planters, writes a Hrlabano
1 (Australia) correspondent, for beetles
of the destructive sugar cane grub.
: Hundreds of men and boys have now
taken up beetle hunting as a profes
sion. One man earns 6 a week
j throughout the "beetle season," and
i the boys make from .2 a week.
A A A A A A A A A A A A
It's Tlie" Little Things
NEWEST USE FOR NAIL FILE.
Guest at Philadelphia Dinner at First
Caused Great Consternation
by His Action.
A Philadelphia doctor has discov
ered a brand new use for a nail We
which Is likely to become much nioro
prominent than the old use. A short
time ngo this doctor was a guest at a
dinner In one of Philadelphia's most
exclusive houses. When tho last
course had been served nnd the cigars
were being passed the doctor reached
down Into his trousers and extracted
a penknife. Slowly he opened a blade.
Kverybody gasped. Could It bo that
Dr. would so far forget himself
as to manicure his nails at the table?
All watched with baled breath. Slowly
the doctor reached out nnd secured a
match which was near his place. Then
he deliberately struck bis match on
tho rough part of the nail file and lit
his cigar. The suspense was over nnd
the doctor had not committed thn
frightful breach of etiquette which his
associates had feared. Now the cus
tom Is spreading fast, for It Is less ef
fort than It Is to stand on one leg to
strike the match on one's shoe, and
decidedly more elegant than the time
honore.l method of striking It on oue'e
TTost stores with any preten-
tions at all keep well
stocked in the staple lines. The
test comes when you call for the
little things the things rarely
used. We pride ourselves on
the completeness of our stock.
A trial order will be appreciated
and you may get a delightful
"Say," said the farmer, who was tin
loading potatoes nt the grocery, "do
you believe that story about little
fieorze Washington and the hntchet
and tho cherry tree?"
"Oon't ask me," laughed the grocer.
"Well, I think It Is probably true.
I've got a boy ten years old at home,
and after ho hail teased me for a year
or so I bought him a boy's ax."
"And did he cut down your favorite
"lie did a heap better than that
He cut down most of the apple or
"And did ho toll a He about It?"
"None. Owned up like a llttlo
"And, like Washington, you praised
"I'nlike Washington, I didn't dd
ftP.v such blamed thing. I gave him
a hiding on the spot, and have licked
him once a day Hincn and am going
to keen it up until he is twenty live
And Wedding Gills!
A few sutfjrestions alon this lino at thh popular
l?ift giving season might bo of groat assistance to
tho purchaser seeking something that will please.
Hear in mind that we carry tho choicest line all Gift
Goods. Diamonds, Watches, Rings, Bracelets,
Broaches, Cut Glass and Hand Painted China
From tho largo assortment carried in our stock you
will find no difficulty in making a desirable present
for any member of your family. Also a fine lino of
J. W. CRABILL.
Jewelerl Watchmaker! Optician!
For Blood Poisoning.
When It Is found that blood poison
ing has set In, or when It la feared,
use the following: To the Juice of half
a lemon add one teaspoonful of sugar
and half a teaspoonful of water. Take
hot at a dose nnd repeat, every 30
minutes for the first three hours, after
that every two hours. A euro will
usually bo effected In a day.
The enrllest notice we have of thn
Island which Is now adorned by New
York City Is to bn found In Hudson's
Journal. Manahata Is therein men
tioned In reference to the hostile peo
ple whom he encountered on his ro
f.urn from his exploring of tho river
and who resided on this Island.
Cure for Pneumonia.
This remedy hts been known to
cure pneumonia after the patient had
been Riven up to dlo. Apply sweet oil
to the chest, then cover thickly with
powdered lobelia, after which cover
with several thlrkuessoa of warmed
Dolls Are Matrimonial Agents.
Travelers through Servian village
often sen dolls suspended In the win
dows of cottages. Thn dolls hav
nothing to do with child 11 fo but sig
nify that a marriageable daughter or
a willow lives In the house.
Make the Outlook Brighter.
Kveryone knows the pleasure of re
ceiving a kind look, a warm greeting,
a hand held out to help In distress, a
difficulty solved, a higher hope re
vealed for this world or thn next. Ily
that pain and by that, pleasure let us
Judgo whnt we should do for others.
It generally happens that along
about tho time one becomes able ta
recognlzo truu art one loses tho knack
of being able to take advantage ot
buslnes opportunities when they pro
"In the skillful handling of Ann
tackle. Ilea a large part of the angler's
enjoyment," says a current magazine
writer. It's about all many of thutn
pet. lloBfon Herald.
Reaueat for a Loan.
Hanging in our front hall was a
Urge Japanese hat mad? of rice straw
arid tho colored gltl In the kitchen was
preparing to go to a masqu-rade ball,
so we were not surprised when she
sent the infant daughter of the house
into the parlor Mardl Oras evening
with tho following note:
"Deer lady will you please mam lond
me that hat that king up In the froint
hall please and b't me havo 25 c again
and this will be the last time I a. -a
going to wory you but please lond m&
that hat please mam this Is the last
time I am going to mass (madk) please
lond me the hat. pleaso from Myrllii
"Please lond me the hat.
"Don't cotno send mo word."
Shu got the hat. Houston Post
First Fare cn tho Comet.
Dr. John Inglls remembers a conver
sation with an old gentleman who
claimed to have been the first to pay
pansago money on board the first paa
R-'ngT r.teanicr in Kurope the his
tirlc Comet. The voyage uiid-rtakcn
was from the Uroomielaw to Dalmulr
--fourpence now by tramway car and
the fare was four shillings. It was
taken by Il'uiry Hell himself, the Com
ot was stopped ami waited for halt
an hour till Roll and his passongei
adjourned to an Inn, where the lirsl
fire wet the toast of prosperity to the
pioneer pa-iseuger steamer. (Jlasow
V V v
The Hour Glass.
Instead of being obsolete and ?lm
ply an Interesting relic, the h iur gla-ts
in various forms Is n twentieth cn
tury necessity. A machinist author
ity points out that fr su'-h pi;-mc'S
as timln;;, hirdet.ipg nnd tienperln
heats In twist dilll manufacture,
whir" second -t or mlnutis tnii.it be
ganced accurately, nothing sivvis llks
the hour ghis.i with the right ansount
of sand. Accuracy to fra 'lniis of a
wciihil crin be ha I much inure e i.dly
h:in by watthinjj thu huni ! uC a
We havo more "time'' than wc really
need, so propose to divide it with our readers.
We still have on hand nineteen clocks like the
illustration above. These little time keepers
stand about 0 1-2 inches high, are handsomely
finished in oxidized copper, are fitted with
alairrn, and are excellent timekeepers in
every respect. If you want one renew your
subscription for a year in advance and send
us one new subscriber. Or, if preferable, re
new your own subscription and pay iiO cents
for the clock. This clock would sell regularly
for $1.50 c r i?1.7.". Order early as only a few