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YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK.
MAY'S ROSE GARDEN.
1 1?:-.-4imi'i w re
"MAKES BETTER RAILROADS."
Western Writer Pays Tribute to
Railroad Magnate ai Builder-Up
of the Country.
Mr. Edward H. IUrriiunn is oa a
trip to Europe. Ordinarily ther
would need be uothing added to. this
announcement beyond an exhortation
to Emperor William to chain down his
railroads and to other monnrchs to
put their crowns and other valuables
in the safe at night. Hut Mr. Harrl
man is going off on a pleasure trip,
and so many mean things have been
said about him that it will not hurt
any to change the tune a moment
while ho is out ot the country and
not able to take any advantage of
the lapse from the cold attitude of se
verity that Is usually used in men
tioning the name of llarriman.
Of all the great railroad men de
veloped in this generation, E. H. llar
riman is easily the biggest and the
best, says a writer in the Hutchinson
(Kan.) Dally News., The head of a
railroad company, under the rules of
the game, must work for his stock
holders, whether it is for the advan
tage of politicians, shippers or con
sumers. It is his job to do tho best
he can for the 'Interests entrusted to
his care. Harrlman Is not only a
financier, but he is a builder and an
operator. Lucky Is the town, city
or community that has a Harrlman
road. He insists on a good roadbed,
level track, safe track and the con
venience and comfort of the traveler
and the shipper. The Harrlman roads
are noted as the best in tho coun
try. When Harrlman gets hold or a
one-horse or played-out track and
right of way he proceeds to put it in
first class condition. He does not
raise the rates of fares, although he
doubtless charges "a plenty," but ho
insists that enough of tho funds go
into real improvements to make a
railroad. And that is where lie stands
ahead of a good many others and why
Harrimanlsiu is not such a bad thing
as some people have beeu led to think.
He makes better railroads, and there
is more need for improvement that
way than there is in some others
which are being discussed. So far
as we can see, he believes in giving
every interest along his road a fair
He Is a public benefactor from that
standpoint. He uses his power fairly,
lie is a great man, and as good or
better than the ordinary citizen who
looks upon him ns the personification
of the money power, seeking whom
it .y devour. Ho is a strong man
In the financial world, but that should
not be against him, when the finan
cial world is the object which most
of us want to reach. He is a good
American and he spends his money
on American railroads, not on foreign
titles, race horses, old editions or
other bad habits. If he is not per
fectand we don't think he Is he is
no exception to the rule and is worthy
of the praise of his fellow citizens for
the good he dues and has done.
Laughter a Series of Barks.
Laughing Is barking, say the scl
entists. The neck and head are
thrown back while a series of short
barks are emitted from "the throat
However musical the bnrks may be,
they aro barks. The laugh begins
with a sudden and violent contraction
of the muscles of the chest and an
domen. Ilufe instead of opening to let
tho air pass out of the lungs, the vocal
cords approach each other and hold it
back. But they are not strong enough
to exercise such opposition for more
than an instant, and the air, which is
under pressure, promptly escapes. As
It does so it makes the vocal cords vl
brate producing the bark.
This obstruction and liberation of
the air expelled from the lungs repeats
itself again and again at Intervals of a
quarter of a second. There are thus
In a hearty laugh four barks a second,
and if continued, they go on at that
rate as long as the air reserve In the
lungs holds out. The empty lungs
must then fill themselves, and this in
terval is marked by a quick gasp for
breath, after which the barks are re
newed. The barks occur in series
with gasps for breath at Intervals.
When laughter Is violent, the entire
body participates. The upper part of
the trunk bends and straightens Itself
alternately or sways to right and left,
The feet stamp on the floor, while the
hands are pressed upon tho loins to
moderate the painful spasm.
Interviewing the Professor.
"So you don't think Mars would re
ply, even if we did send signals?"
"I am almost convinced that there
would bo no response," answered Prof.
Thinktum, adjusting his glasses.
"Then you don't believe that Mars
"On tho contrary, I think it ex
tremely probable that life similar to
our own exists on the sister planet."
"nut you don't give those people
credit for intelligence equal to ours?"
"Yes. I am inclined to credit them
with even greater intelligence than
we display. There are many indica
tions that they have a civilization old
er than ours, In which case they
should have too much sense to fool
away their time on any such imprac
The Way He Did It.
Jenkins Well, sir, I gave It to that
man straight, I can tell you. I In Is
twice as big as I am. too, but. 1 told
him exactly what 1 thought of his rus
cally conduct right to his face, and I
called him all the names in the dic
tionary, and a hot. of others as well.
Studds And didn't he try to hit
Jenkins No, sir, he didn't. And
when he tried to answer h uk, I just
hung up the telephone erelver and
EASTERN LEGEND OF THE TEA
First Brought Balm to Man in the
Fifth Century, A. D.f on Shores
Tea, says an eastern legend, first
brought balm to man long ago in tho
fifth century, A. I)., when the son of
a powerful Indian rajah first stepped
from hla bent on to the shores of
China. The young man was pos
sessed of a desire to live In religious
solitude. His food was to be the nuts
and roots end herbs of tho forest; his
drink, the cool-ruuning water of the
Among l is strict vows was one that
he would never thereafter close his
eyes. Hut so great was his exhaus
tion that he fell asleep in spite of
himself when h reached the shade
of tho row of trees that bordered the
coast. And great was his sorrow
when ho awoke. To punish himself
for having broken the vow, he slashed
olT his eyelids with his knife, and cast
them on to the ground.
The next day he chanced to pass
by the spot where ho had succumbed
to sleep. What was his surprise to
see, in the spot where he had thrown
his eyelids down, a strange bush
growing. Iladma tasted the leaves,
lie found them deliclouMy fragrant.
Then, to his joy, he learned that by
simply chewing these leaves he could
readily keep awake, no matter how
great his fatigue. And this quality
of stimulation from sleepiness tea ha-,
always retained, the legend concludes.
A boy started from New "York to
visit St. Petersburg (in tipper left
hand corner), Paris (in upper right
hand corner), Peking (lower right
hand corner) and Egypt (lower left
hand corner). Can you follow his
travels and find where he stopped?
The black hue Indicates the m;id he
EVERY FLAG HAS ITS STORY.
Others Talk, as Was Done by Signal
ing During the Civil War, by
Every flag (hat a country uses tells
a little story of Its own. Thus, Old
Glory, with its 13 stripes, told of the
nation's beginning; when Washington
first unfurled it at Cambridge it had
the English cross on its blue field, but
later it was replaced by a cluster of
stars, which keep a tally of the num
ber of states of the union. -Corps, di
vision and brigade flags also tell a
little story of their own. nut the real
talking tings are the signal flags.
Signal flags talk by motions. A key
or code is constructed in accordance
with which these motions are made
and Interpreted; It is like a long-distance
deaf and dumb alphabet. The
flags are given bright colors mainly
thnt they may bo distinguished against
different backgrounds and can easily
be distinguished by the person to
whom they arp addressed. For in
stance, n white flag, even though it
had n red center, could not easily bo
seen ngainst the sky as a background.
In such a situation a black (lag was
These talking flags of the signal
corps were much used during the civil
war, sometimes In reporting the move
ments of troops either of the north or
of the south. They were, indeed, the
invention, in 1854, of Surgeon Myer,
who became first chli'f signal officer
of tho United State's army.
LITTLE ITEMS OF INTEREST.
In a Canadian horse race recently
third place was won by a Jockey 10.'J
years old. lie has ridden in more than
On the west coast of India are
found oyster shells six inches In di
ameter and so transparent that they
can be used as window-glass.
As shown by the camera, a flash of
lightning is made up of iiMiumerahle
small flashes, each one following the
other by an almost Imperceptible pe
riod of time.
When the body of a starving anl
nial? including man, loses two fKths of
lis substance, the Inevitable result Is
The flesh of the small shark, com
monly known as dogfish, is mid to be
extremely palatable and more nutri
tious than beef.
In Tasmania no person under 13
years of nge. pillowed to smoko in
a public place.
Camels can carry a load three times
as heavy at; can horse;).
l.Mnon trees In Sicily bear a.s many
as 20,'ion lemons a year.
Tho ancestor of tho fox was an aid
nml clothed with horny scales.
Dear llttl May In the garden stood
Anil Hmko to n nisrlMul nrar:
"I think you Jut lovclli'Ht tiling,
A piifec-lly Nwcrt little clear.
"You're only a wee tiny tilt of n bud,
lint you'll lie a till? rono nemo day,
Anil I'll roino to you illtfi often then,
Whemnrr Tin out to play.
"lint no one shall pita-It you from oft
You ttliall live your whole life, you bco,
To Its vrry eml anil enjoy yournelf,
I'er this garden lielonRs to im"
And (lie ro.selnid ninllei) and nndil'd low,
And said: "You're a roselmil, ton.
And I nil, ill enjoy n tnnK, Ioiir life
If it gives any ileanuro to you."
MOTHERS FOND OF OFFSPRING
Every Animal Gives Proof of a Won
derful and Beautiful Love for
We have all seen Instances of the
affection and care which most animals
give to their helpless or nearly help
less offspring. TJie cnt spends nearly
all her day colled up In some quiet,
cozy corner with her family of kit
tens, and when she leaves them for
a few minutes, to stretch her limbs
and seek some refreshment for her
self, tho least squeak of one of her
children will bring her back to Its
The hen struts about the farm
yard surrounded by her chicks, and at
the least appearance of danger the
brood rutin for shelter under her
When the lamb In the field strays
from its mother's sido sho is soon
alarmed, and bIiows her fear by her
anxious bleating, which does not
cease until the lamb returns to her.
And thus it is with nearly every
animal, tame or wild. Each gives
proofs, If we could only see and under
stail them, of a wonderful and beauti
ful love for her young.
This motherly care is not quite like
the ordinary friendship which one
animal may have for another. A cat
and a dug may be good friends all
their lives. But, though the cat loves
her kittens before all things while
they are young and weak, later on,
when they are sutllclently grown in
size and strength to take good care
of themselves, her affection gradually
dies away, and she becomes indiffer
ent to their wants. Sometimes she
will even drive them away from her.
Another feature of this parent, tl
love lr what might almost be called
Its unthinking strength. The mother
animal feels her affections so strong
that she cannot restrain them, and
sho often bestows them upon the
strangest animals, along with her
own young ones, or when she has been
deprived of her own offspring.
A hen will hatch ducks' eggrt, ami
take the srtme care of the ducklings
which she would have taken of kn
own chickens. A story Is related of
a hen taking charge of three young
ferrets for a fortnight. They were
placed in her nest because their own
mother had died, and she took to
them at once and nestled down over
them just as If they had been chick
ens. They were too helpless to fol
low her about, as chickens would have
done, and she had to sit with them
almost the whole time. She combed
out their hair with her bill, just ns
she would have preened the feathers
of chickens. Tho ferrets were fed
by their owner, and they were taken
away from the nest before they were
old enough to do the hen any harm.
An even stranger instance of this
misplaced affection on the pnrt of a
parent has been seen at a railway
station recently, according to the
A cat In the freight shed had three
kittens, which she was bringing up
in the usual way. Soon after the
kittens were born some of the rail
waymcn found a young jackdaw anil
put it with them. The cat made no
objection, but received tho bird kind
ly, and gave just as much care to it
as to the kittens.
The w orkmen fed the bird, whil
the cut took every other care of it,
iind even washed It, In Its turn, with
. like i junrble
nnd pli ce It on
a smooth surface,
the top of a table
will do. Ask some
one to cross their
first nnd second
lingers and place
them on the mar
hie as shown In
says Popular Me
have tho person
roll the marble
about and at the
runic time close
the eyes or look
. The person will
arc two tumble
In another direction
imagine that there
Instead of one.
Mr. William A. nail ford will nimwer
liii-Klloim and give ,mlvi l'KKi: 1K
ft 1ST on all Biilijeets pi'rlalnluK to the
Bidijcct of liiilUlliiK fur the readers of
this paper. On account of Ids wide cxpe
rleneo as Killtor, Author nnd Manufae
tunr, he Is, without douht, tho highest
authority on nil tlies subjects. Address
all Inquiries to William A. Iladford. No.
l'.'l I'lflh Ave,. Chli-ngn, III., nnd only
cni'loso two-cent stump for reply.
The most ecnotnlcal houso to build
and to occupy afterward Is nearly
square, of medium slte, full two stor
ies in height, with a good deep collar
and an attic big enough to act ns a
buffer against heat in summer and
cold in winter. Such houses give more
room, according to tho size of the
foundation, and roof, than any other
The houso hero Illustrated is typi
cal of this style. It is 31 feet wide
by .18 feet from front to rear, pro
portions that work to good advan
tage. There are certain geometrical
combinations that work to a disad
vantage in a square houso but are
easily overcome when you add a few
feet to tho length.
One of the difficulties Is tho stair
way, which Interferes with tho prop
er laying out of tho rooms In every
short houso. Stairways In dwelling
houses have caused more gray hairs
and sent more architects to early
graves than any other feature in
house building. There was a time
when a rough ladder fashioned with
an nx answered tho purpose. It was
made with tho trunks of two trees for
fides nnd sections of smaller trees
for rounds. There was a nolo through
the upper floor nnd usually an effort
was made to place tho opening where
the roof was high enough so you could
miss hlftlng tho knots on the rafters
wiih your head. From that time to
this stairways have grown in com-
plexlty until wo think wo have them
This plan provides a projection
which holds ubout half of tho stair
landings. The projection also offers
an excuse to work In four windowB
for light and for general effect. The
lighting of a modern stairway Is an
other recent Improvement on any
thing that former generations were
This arrangement Is a combination
affair going up from tho kitchen and
from tho front hall and down from
tho kitchen to the cellar. On the sec
ond floor tho going up to tho attic
First Floor. Plan.
and downstairs is equally good,
stairway looks well and it Is
convenient nnd satisfactory.
A house built In this manner has
another advantage and thnt Is In
heating. It Is so compact that from
one to five tons of coal per year, may
bo saved as compared with the
amount required in some old
fashioned loose-Jointed houses that
are no more roomy or offer no more
accommodation. Whether you heat
with steam, hot air or hot water, you
must burn coul enough to gut what
heat you need, but tho heat needed
varies greatly in different houses.
Under this house Is a splendid cel
lar that is us light as nunc of the
best rooms In houses built a dozen
years ago, when small, narrow win
dows were In fashion. In a basement
like this you can placo a modern
I lis? ""rA
UHMtt Wl l I $
' ll II tl- ,
mtmmm mm KITCntM
healing apparatus that will tako care
of tho temperature In tho coldest
weather and the attention required
will not worry a person more than a
few minutes twice a day.
Makers of hot water heating plants
and hot air furnaces are In very close
competition. Improvements are being
added every year until both systems
seem to be about as near perfect as
human Ingenuity enn make them. A
hot air furnace big enough to heat
this house comfortably In zero weath
er can bo Installed for about $125. A
hot weather heating system will cost
more. The difference will depend
largely on tho kind of radiators and
the extra attachments. Probably $250
would bo the minimum and $500 would
be rather extravagant. The hot
water plant will use a llttlo
less coal because hot water Is a bet
ter medium through which to convey
heat." While no accurate estimate can
bo given without figuring the actual
amount of heating surface and cubic
air space, on general principles, It
may be said that taking five years to
gether, the cost of one system Is about
the same as the other. The saving of
coal by the use of hot water will
about offset the Interest on tho In
vestment and take rare of tho depre
ciation in value of the plant.
There are arguments In favor of
both systems for houses of this size,
With hot nir you can get fresh pure
air from outside and send It Into
every corner of the house. My belief
Is that families using hot air furnnces
that are properly Installed enjoy bet
ter health than those who use hot
water for heating, but unfortunately
a great many hot air furnaces aro ar
ranged to take the air from Inside
tho house. This loses tho most valii'
able asset that should ordinarily be
placed to the credit of the hot air
furnace. However, either system
should embrace a thorough plan' for
constantly changing the air In the
rooms through ventilating (lues.
I like to plan house like this be
cause they aro so thoroughly com
plete when properly built, as they
should be. from cellar to attic, with
all the essentials carefully worked
out. It is Just as Important to balance
up all mechanical features of a house
as It is to look to and adjust all the
parts of a machine. Mechanics have
more to do with our comfort and
health than most of us realize.
small fire in the cellar may be made
to supply hot water to tho laundry
tubs, to the kitchen and to the bath
room so we can have hot water to use
at any hour of the day or night. I
often think that wo accept the many
modern Improvements to our houses
without due appreciation.
I want to call attention to the upper
balcony In tho rear of the bathroom
Since carpets have been abolished
and all good houses have hard wood
floors, rugs have become very fash
lonable. It seems necessary to have
rugs cleaned once a week or once a
month according to the amount of
service required of them, nnd this up
per balcony facilitates tho work of
cleaning. The rugs may be carried
out and left In tho sun and swept on
the floor or whipped over tho balcony
railing so much easer than to carry
them down to tho yard. j
IK i i
" '' I
She Yes, they are engaged. I
know she refused him twice, but the
third time he proposed she accepted
Her Husband Served blm right
STARTED THE TEARS AFRESH
Thoughtless Act of Little Eben That
Reminded Sorrowful Widow of
Mr. Jefferson had not been alto
gether an exemplary husband and fa
lter, but ho possessed certain engag
ing qualities which secured him many
friends and made his death the cause
of sincere mourning to his widow.
'Mis' Jeff'son, she's dono broke up
over Kb nezer s being took on rr tn
pneumony," said one of the neigh
bors. "She sutt'nly Is," said another.
'Mournln' round do house all de time,
sho goes. Why, day befo ylst'day I
was thar helpln' her, an' she only
stop cryin' once, an' dut was to spank
little Eben for takin' m'lasses out'n
de Jug right Into his motif when her
bnck was turned.
"When she spanked blm good an'
set him down, she say to me: 'He
makes me tink ob his pa so much I
cjan't bear It!' and bus' right out
cryln' agin." Youth's Companion.
ITCHED FOR TWELVE YEARS.
Eczema Made Hands and Feet 8well,
Peel and Get Raw Arms Affected,
Too Gave Up All Hope of Cure.
Quickly Cured by Cutlcura.
"I suffered from eczema on my
hands, arms and feet for about twelve
years, my hands and feet would swell,
sweat and Itch, then would become
callous and get very dry, then peel
off and get raw. I tried most every
kind of salve and ointment without '
success. I tried several doctors, but
at last gave up thinking there was a
cure for eczema. A friend of mine
Insisted on my trying the Cutlcura
Remedies, but I did not give them a
trial until I got so bad that I had to
do something. I secured a set and by
the time they were used I could see a
vast improvement and my hands and
feet were healed up In no time. I have
bad no trouble since. Charles T.
Ilauer, Volant, Pa., Mar. 11, 1908."
rotter Drug A Cbem. Corp., Sola Props, Bottoo.
Singular and Plural.
"Whenever she gets to thinking how
much they're In debt It affects her
"Huh! the way It affects her hus
band is singular."
"Just singular, It affects his 'nerve.'
Ho tried to burrow a hundred from me
to-day." Catholic Standard and
Uii Allen's Poot-eai.
It Is the only relief for Swollen Smart
Inff, Tiled, Aching, Hot, Sweating Keel,
Corns and HuiiIoiih. Ask for Allen's Fool
Kane, a powder to be shaken into the
shoes. Cures while you walk. At all DruK
glnts and Bhoo Store. 2oo. Don't accept
any suhHtltulc. ri.imple sent KKF.E. Ad
dress, Allen S. Olmsted, Leltoy, N. Y.
Got His Answer.
Uncle You are a very nice little
girl to ask me to have more soup.
Now why do you want me to have it?
Niece So you won't eat so much of
the chicken as you did last time.
f liegende Blatter.
A feeling of security and freedom
from snxietv pervades the home in which
Hamlin Wizard Oil is kept cnnntantly
on hnnd. Mothers know it can always bis
depended upon in time of need.
' Every one should consider himself
entrusted not only with his own con
duct, but with that of others.
There are imitation, don't be fooled.
There is no sulmtitute! Tell the dealer yotJ
want Lewis' Single Hinder cigar.
He's a stingy man who will not give
you a smile.
Mr. Window's Soothing "fran.
For children leethlns, ufieM tho gunin, reaurM h
iaimilon,ll)iPlD.ciire wlailcoilu. 23oliuUl
Among other high rollers we have
the elevated trains.
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