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PIAIISMOUIH NEWS tlf RAID
R. 0. WATTERS, Business Manager.
L. Frank Baum
(Cnpvrlght. by Die Hoblm-Morrlll Co )
Frank Buum & V.
Dnrnthv llve.l In KAnSlIK with Alint Km
and Uncle Mfnry. A cyclone llfu-d thalr
home Into tlin itlr, Dorothy falling anli i p
amidst the oxcllPtnent. A crash awakfiinl
her. Tim tinnni hail Innitfd In a country
of marvelous beauty. Groups of queer
little nnniihi vrwo teil her tn the Land or
Munebklns. The house had killed their
enemy, the wicked witch or the t,asi.
"You must walk. It Is a long Jour-
noy. through a country that is some
times pleasant and sometimes dark
and terrible. However. I will use all
the magic arts I know of to keep you
"Won't you go with me?" pleaded
the girl, who had begun to look upon
the little old woman as bcr only
"No, I cannot do that," sho replied;
"but I will give you my kiss, and no
one will dare Injure a person who has
been kissed by the Witch of the
She came close to Dorothy" and
klsHed her gently on the forehead.
W here her Hps touched the girl they
left a round, shining mark, as Dorothy
found out soon after.
"The road to the City of Emeralds
Is paved with yellow brick," said the
Witch: "so you cannot miss It. When
you get to Oz do not be afraid of him,
but tell your Btory and ask him to
help you. Goodby. my dear."
The three Munchklns bowed low to
her and wished her a pleasant Jour
ney, after which they walked away
through the trees. The Witch gave
Dorothy a friendly little nod, whirled
around on her left heel threo times,
and straightway disappeared, much to
tho surprise of little Toto, who barked
after her loudly enough when she had
gone, because he had been afraid even
to growl while she stood by.
Hut Dorothy, knowing her to be a
witch, had expected her to disappear
In Just that way, and was not sur
prised In the least.
CHAPTER II. Continued.
"Who Is Aunt Em?" inquired the lit
tle old woman.
"She is my aunt who lives In Kan
sas, whore 1 came from."
Tho Witch of the North seemed to
think for a time, with her head bowed
and her eves unon tho ground. Then
sbo looked up and said:
"I do not know whero Kansas is,
for I have never beard that country
mentioned before. Put tell me, Is It
a civilized country?"
"Oh, yes," replied Dorothy.
"Then that nccounts for it. In tho
civilized countries I believe there aro
no witches left; nor wizards, nor sor
ceresses, nor magicians. But, you see,
the Land of Oz lias never been civi
lized, for we are cut off from all the
rest of the world. Thorefore we still
have witches and wizards amongst
"Who are the Wizards?" asked Dor
othy. "Oz hlniBelf Is tho Great Wizard,"
answered the Witch, sinking her volco
to a whisper. "Ho Is more powerful
than all the rest of us together. Ho
lives In the City of Emeralds."
Dorothy was going to ask another
question, but Just then the Munchklns,
who had been standing silently by,
gave a loud shout and pointed to the
corner of the house where tho Wicked
Witch had been lying.
"What Is It?" asked the little old
woman; and looked, and began to
lauch. The feet of the dcRd Witch
tad disappeared entirely and nothing
was left but the silver shoos.
"She was so old," explained the
Witch of the North, "that she dried up
quickly in the Bun. That is tho end
of her. But the silver shoes are yours,
and you shall have them to wear."
She reached down and picked up the
shoes, and, after shaking tho dust out
of them, handed them to Dorothy.
"Tho Witch of the East was proud
of those silver shoes," said one of the
Munchklns; "and there Is some charm
connected with them; but what it Is
we never knew."
Dorothy carried the shoes luto the
house and placed them on the table.
Then she came out again to tho
Munchklns and said:
"I am anxious to get back to my
aunt and uncle, for I am sure they
will worry about me. Can you help
me find mj way?"
The Munchklns and the Witch first
loflked at one another, and then at
Dorothy, and then shook their heads.
"At the East, not far from here,"
said one, "there is a great desert, and
none could live to cross It."
"It Is (he same at tho South," said
another, "for I have been there and
seen it The South Is the country of
"I am told," said the third man,
"that It Is the same at the West. And
that country, where the Winkles live,
Is ruled by the wicked Witch of the
West, who would mako you her slave
If you passed her way."
"The North is my home," Bald the
old lady, "and at Its edge is the samo
great desert that surrounds this land
of Oz. I'm afraid, my dear, you will
have to live with us."
Dorothy began to sob, at this, for
she felt lonely among all theso strange
people. Her tears seemed to grieve
the kind-hearted Munchklns, for they
Immediately took out their handker
chiefs and began to weep also. As for
the little old woman, she took oft her
cap and balanced the point on the
end of her nose, whllo she counted
"one, two, three" in a solemn voice.
At once the cap changed to a slate, on
which was written In big, white chalk
"LET DOROTHY GO TO THE CITY
The little old woman took the slate
from her nose, and, having read the
words on it, asked:
"Is your name Dorothy, myjlear?"
"Yes? answered the child, looking
up and drying her tears.
"Then you must go to the City of
Emeralds. Perhaps Oz will help you."
"Where is this city?" asked Dorothy.
"It is exactly In the center of the
country, and is ruled by Oz, the
Great Wizard I told you of."
'7s he a good man?" inquired the
"He is a good Wizard. Whether he
is a man or not I cannot tell, for I
'fl&ve never seen him."
"How caa I get there?" asked Dor
When Dorothy was left alone she
began to feel hungry. So she went to
the cupboard and cut herself some
bread, which she spread with butter.
She gave some to Toto, and taking a
poll from tho shell' she carried It down
to tho little brook and filled it with
clear, sparkling water. Toto ran over
to the trees and began to bark at the
birds sitting there. Dorothy went to
get him, and saw such delicious fruit
hanging from the branches that she
gathered some of it, finding it Just
what sho wanted to help out her break
fast. Then she went back to the house,
and having helped herself and Toto to
a good drink of the cool, clear water,
she set about making ready for the
Journey to the City of Emeralds.
Dorothy had only one other dress,
but that happened to be clean and
was hanging on a peg beside ber bed.
It was gingham, with checks of white
and blue; and although the blue was
somewhat faded with many washings,
It was st 111 a pretty frock. The girl
washed herself carefully, dressed her
self In the clean gingham, and tied
her pink gunbonnet on her head. She
took a little basket and filled it with
bread from the cupboard, laying a
white cloth over the top. Then she
looked down at her feet and noticed
how old and worn her shoes were.
"They surely will never do for a
long Journey, Toto," she said. And
Toto looked up Into her face with his
little black eyes and wagged his tall
to show he knew what she meant.
At that moment Dorothy saw lying
on the table the sliver shoes that had
belonged to the Witch of the East.
"I wonder If they will fit me." she
said to Toto. "They would be Just the
thing to take a long walk in, for they
could not wear out."
She took off her old leather shoes
and tied on the silver ones, which
fitted her as well as If they had been
made for her.
Finally she picked up her basket.
"Come along, Toto," she said, "we
will go to the Emerald City and ask
was about her. There were neat
fences at the sides or me roaa.
painted a dainty blue color, and be
yond them were fields of grain and
vegetables In abundance. Evidently
tho Munchklns were good farmers and
able to raise largo crops. Once in a
while she would pass a house, and the
people came out to look at her and
bow low as she went by; for everyone
knew she had been the means of de
stroying the wicked witch and setting
them free from bondage. The bouses
of the Munchklns were odd looking
dwellings, for each was round, with a
big dome for a roof. All were painted
blue, for In this country of the East
blue was the favorite color.
Towards evening, when Dorothy
was tired with her long walk and be
gan to wonder where she should pass
the night, she came to a house rather
larger than the rest. On the green
lawn before it many men and women
were dancing. Five little fiddlers
played as loudly as possible and the
people were laughing .and singing,
while a big table near by was loaded
with delicious fruits and nuts, pie
and cakes, and many othor good
things to eat.
The people greeted Dorothy kindly,
and invited her to supper and to pass
the night with them; for this was the
home of one of the richest Munchklns
In the land, and bis friends were gath
ered with him to celebrate their free
dom from the bondage of the wicked
Dorothy ate a hearty supper and
was waited upon by the rich Munch
kin himself, whose name was Boq.
Then she sat down upon a settee and
watched the people dance.
When Doq saw ber silver shoes he
"You must be a great sorceress."
"Why?" asked the girl.
"Because you wear silver Bhoes and
have killed the wicked witch. Be
sides, you have white in your frock,
and ouly witches and sorceresses wear
"My dress la blue and white
checked," said Dorothy, smoothing out
the wrinkles in it.
"It Is kind of you to wear that," said
Boq. "lilue is the color of the Munch
klns, and white is the witch color; so
we know you are a friendly witch."
Dorothy did not know what to say
to this, for all the people seemed to
think her a witch, and Bhe know very
well she was only an ordinary little
girl who had come by- the chance of a
cyclone Into a strange land.
When she had tired watching the
dancing, Boq led her into the house,
where he gave her a room with a
BICYCLE RUNS COFFEE MILL;
Illustration Showing Ingenious Man
ner In which Kansas city
Grocer Gets Power.
A Kansas City grocer has an in
genious arrangement by which be
grinds coffee for his customers and
gets healthy exercise at the same
time. When considerable coffee is to
be ground, be props his bicycle up as
ORIGIN OF THE STORE SIGNS
Barber Pole and Three Golden Balls
of the Pawnbroker Have Been
Used for Years.
Two of the most common signs to
be Been in our city streets are tho
barber's pole and the three golden
balls of the pawnbroker. These have
been in use so many years that their
original meaning is, to many, quite
unknown. It is said that the red
stripe which winds around the barber
pole 1b meant to represent a bandage
bound about a human arm. For in
early days the barber acted as a sur
geon as well as a cutter of hair. He
was able to fill this office because ut
that time it was the common belief
that all illness was caused by having
too much blood In the body. Conse
quently, it was thought, the best thing
to do was to bleed the sick one. A
barber was called, and ho undertook ALARM CLOCK CAUSES HAVOC
the task of puncturing a biooa vessel
Creates Much Amusement for Passen
gers on Street Car by Sounding
at Wrong Time.
Bicycle Furnlehes Power.
shown In the illustration, connects its
rear wheel by pulley to the coffee
grinder, and stations a boy at the
hopper to pour the coffee in, says
Popular Mechaulcs. He then mounts
the bicycle and begins to tread Blow
lv. as if climbing a steep hill, then
gradually Increases his speed and
bends low over the handle bars until
the coffee mill is fairly humming.
in the arm; then, after he thought
sufficient blood had flowed, he would
bandage the wound.
The three goljen balls were used
as a commercial sign by early Ital
ian merchants who lived In the days
when the powerful Medici family held
sway in Florence. The three golden
balls were a pi.rt of the crest of arms
of the Medici family. There were some
representatives of this family among
the merchants. Theso used the sign
above the doors of their shops,
and it became a well-known emblem
In the neighborhood of the city. Fi
nally some of the Italian merchants
found their way to England, and there
opened the first money-lending estab
lishments under the sign of the three
balls. Later the use of the emblem
became common to all money-lenders.
NOVEL ILLUSPi OF COINS
Excellent Pastime Can Be Demon
strated at the Dinner Table
with Napkin Rings.
Place four coins in the positions
shown at the top of this diagram, and
There was once a nice lady who
went down to the store and bought an
alarm clock so that she could wake up
early in the morning and her children
wouldn't always be late to school. The
man at the store was very polite, and
he wound it up for her and set it off,
and it made a most terrific racket. Tho
lady said she'd never be able to sleep
through that, so she bought it, and the
man put it in a box and wrapped it up
The lady started for home and got
into a car. The lady opposite her had
a little fox errier on ner lap wun a
pink ribbon on his collar. He was sit
ting there Just as quiet as a Teddy
bear. Next to her was a lady with a
little boy who was eating a little
round cake. The fox terrier was watch-,
tng his hand go up and down to his
mouth, hoping there would be some
left for him. That was why he was bo
Suddenly the peace and quiet of the
car was broken by a sound a loud,
insistent, penetrating sound. It came
from the package the lady was hold
ing. It was the alarm-clock, which
was going oft as hard as it could.
Then the little dog Jumped to his feet
and barked furiously at the package,
and the little boy was so frightened
that be dropped his cake, which rolled
to the middle of the floor. Then like a
flash the dog Jumped from the lady's
lap and gobbled up that cake in about
three-quarters of a second, whereat
the little boy wept long and loud.
Meanwhile the clock kept otTunwearl
ly and all the people in the car turned
round and stared, till tho lady had to
untie the strings and unwrap the par
cel and turn off the alarm. The clock
stopped ringing, the dog stopped bark
ing, and the boy's mother gave him
another cake, so everything was
Biggs Walter, thla steak ii too
tough to cut Take it back.
Walter Sorry, air, but I can't;
you've bent It
BABY HORRIBLY BURNED.
By Boiling Grease Skin All Came OtT
One Side of Face and Head-
Thought Her Disfigured for Life.
Used Cktlcura: No 8oar Left
"My baby was sitting beside. (&
fender and we were preparing- the
breakfast when the frying-pan full ot
boiling grease was upset and it went all
over one Bide ot ber face and bead.
Some one wiped the scald with a
towel, pulling the entire skin off. W
took her to a doctor. He tended ber
a week and gave me some stuff to put
on. But it all festered and I thought
the baby was disfigured for life. I
used about three boxes of Cutlcura,
Ointment and it was wonderful how
it healed. In about five weeks It was
better and there wasn't a mark to telt
where the scald bad been. Her skin
la Just like velvet. Mrs. Hare, 1,
Henry St., South Shields, Durham,
England, March 22, 1908."
Potter Drug A Cbem. Corp Bole Prop, BoMoo.
Consumptives Need Not Leave Home.
Consumption can be cured, or ar
rested, in any section of the United
States, and tho percentage of cures in
the east and the west is nearly the
same. Any physician, therefore, who
sends a person to the southwest with
out sufficient funds, or in an advanced
or dying stage of the disease, is guilty
of cruelty to his patient Renewed
efforts are being made to stop this
practice, and to encourage the build
ing of small local hospitals in every
city and town in the country. At
tempts are also being made in South
ern California and in Texas to ex
clude indigent consumptives or to
send them back to the east
Not Ambiguous at All.
The donkey is or has been asso
ciated with party politics 1& other
countries besides our own.
In one of England's elections a can
didate for parliament, the late Lord
Bath, called attention to himself by
means of a donkey over whose back
two panniers were slung, bearing a
ribbon band on which was printed:
"Vote for Papa."
It must be added, however, that In
each pannier stood one of Lord Bath's
daughters. Youth's Companion. ,
Sage Advice for Husbands. -
Rev. Father Bernard Vaughan, S. J,
thus advises husbands about theli
wives: "Never attempt to check the
flowing tide of her talk. Let her talk
on while you possess your soul Id
peace. Remember that a woman needs
many more safety valves and outlets
for her temperament Be patient
TO CARRY DYNAMITE SAFELY
He American girls who marry for
elgn titles don't deserve any credit
She They don't ask any; they pay
Witch of the North.
the great Oz how to get back to Kan
She closed the door, locked It, and
put the key carefully In tho pocket of
her dress. And so, with Toto trotting
along soberly behind her, Bhe started
on her Journey.
There were several roads near by,
but It did not take her long to find the
one paved with yellow brick. Within
a short time she was walking briskly
toward tho Emerald City, her silver
shoes tinkling merrily on the hard,
yellow roadbed. The sun shone bright
and tho birds sang sweet and Dorothy
did not feel nearly as bad as you might
think a little girl would who had been
suddenly whisked away from her own
country and set down in the mldat of
a strango land.
Bhe was surprised as she walked
along, to see bow pretty the country
"We Know You Are a Friendly Witch."
pretty bed in it The sheets were
made ot blue cloth, and Dorothy slept
soundly in them till morning, with
Toto curled up on the blue rug beside
She ate a hearty breakfast, and
watched a wee Munchkln baby, who
played with Toto and pulled his tall
and crowed and laughed in a way that
greatly amused Dorothy. Toto was a
fine curiosity to all the people, for
they had never seen a dog before.
"How for is it to the Emerald City?"
the girl asked.
"I do not know," answered Boq,
gravely, "for I have never been there.
It is better for people to keep away
from Oz, unless they have business
with him. But it is a long way to the
Emerald City, and it will take you
many days. The country here is rich
and pleasant, but you must pass
through rough and dangerous places
before you reach the end ot your Jour
ney." This worried Dorothy a little, but
she knew that only the great Oz could
help her get to Kansas again, so she
bravely resolved not to turn back.
She bade her friends good by, and
again started along the road ot yellow
brick. When she had gono several
miles she thought she would stop to
rest, and so climbed to the top ot the
fence beside the road and sat down.
There was a great cornfield beyond
the fence, and not far away she saw a
Scarecrow, placed high on a pole to
keep the birds from the ripe corn.
Dorothy leaned her chin upon her
hand and gazed thoughtfully at the
Scarecrow. Its head was a small
sack stuffed with straw, with eyes,
nose and mouth painted on it to rep
resent a faco. An old, pointed blue hat,
that had belonged to some Munchkln,
was perched on this head, and the rest
of the figure was a blue suit of clothes,
worn and faded, which had also been
stuffed with straw. On the feet were
some old boots with blue tops, such
as every man wore in this country,
and the figure was raised above the
stalks of corn by means ot the pole
stuck up its back.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
attempt, or challenge some one to at
tempt, without measuring, to move
the single coin down In a straight
line until the spaces from C to D on
either side exactly equal the distance
from A to B.
It must drop as far as is shown In
the illustration, which seems to the
unaided eye to be too far.
This excellent illusion can be
shown as an after dinner trick with
four napkin rings.
How State Rooms Were Named.
When they first had steamboats on
the Mississippi river they had no
sleeping rooms on board. Later a
bright captain conceived the Idea of
hnvlno- the rooms named for the
states through which the boat passed.
This nroved Buch a success that trav
elers always made a rush for the
rooms named for their awn states
unit much conseaueut trouble arose.
Finally the state names were dis
carded, but that was the beginning
of the stateroom. On some steamers
to-dav the name "Texas" clings to
one room, but it is the room where
ih, rraw ent and travelers are not
particularly Interested in it.
By Ellen Mortimer.
Agent In Oregon Uses Method Illus
trated to Deliver Explosives to
A dynamite agent in Salem, Ore.,
uses the method nere illustrated in
delivering the explosive to his cus
tomers, says Popular Mechanics. He
finds the motorcycle and Its attendant
truck an easy and safe means of get
ting rapidly over the ground. It is
hardly necessary to state, however.
that he does not attempt to break
The players in this game kneel upon
the ground on one knee and rest their
hands upon the other knee, twiddling
their thumbs all the time. The one at
the head of the line asks the others:
"Frle"nds, did you hear of Brother
Obndlah's death, and how be died?'
The answer will be: "No, how did he
die?" Then the leader says: "With one
finger up, with one eye shut, and with
one shoulder awry." As he speaks he
must suit his actions to bis words, and
the company must follow suit. Should
any one fall to do so they must pay a
of the elm tree the orloU
inii rail to till mate below;
Oh, ao lightly the broeie awayt the bough
a he amgi.
As If 't were afraid 'moat to blow!
There's a dear little neat cloiely hidden
That hang from a bough near by;
Pass a string (about two feet long,
with the ends tied together) through
a buttonhole of your coat. After
hooking a thumb in each loop ot the
string hook the little fingers Into the
upper strings of tho opposite hand
The string will look very complicated
when the hands are drawn outward.
To pull out the string loose tne
hold of the right thumb and left little
finger and draw the hands apart
smartly. Then the string win appear
That's why Peter la elnging with all hie t(J nave fceon pulled through your but-
fm ws place la the tree so Wfh. I tonhole.
8ENSE ABOUT FOOD
Facts About Food Worth Knowing.
It is a serious question sometimes to
know Just what to eat when a per
son's stomach is out of order and most
foods cause trouble.
Grape-Nuts food can be taken at any
time with the certainty tha it will
digest. Actual experience of people is
valuable to anyone Interested in foods.
A Terre Haute woman writes: "I
had suffered with Indigestion for about
four years, ever since an attack of ty
phoid fever, and at times could eat
nothing but the very lightest food,
and then suffer such agony with my
stomach I would wish I never had to
"I was urged to try Grape-Nuts and
since using it I do not have to starve
myself any more, but I can eat It at
any time and feel nourished and satis
fled, dyspepsia is a thing ot the past
and I am now strong and well.
"My husband also had an experience
with Grape-Nuts. He was very weak
and sickly in the spring. Could not
attend to his work. He was under
the doctor's care but mcd "e did not
seem to do him any goor atil he be
gan to leave off ordinary cjl and use
Grape-Nuts. It was pof my surpris
ing to see the change ! mi. He grew
better right off, and i urally he had
none but words of p.. jo for Grape-
uur Doy tninKs ne cannot eat a
meal without Grape-Nuts, and he
learns so fast at school that his teach
er and other scholars comment on it
I am satisfied that it Is because ot
the great nourishing elements la
"There's a Reason."
It contains the phosphate of potash
from wheat and barley which combine
wun aiDumen to make the gray mat
ter to dally refill the brain and nerve
It la a pity that people do not know
what to feed their children. There are
many mothers who give their young
sters almost any kind of food and
when they become slok begin to pour
the medicine down them. The real
way Is to stick to proper food and
be healthy and get along without med
icine and expense.
Ever r4 the above letter A new
anferara from time to tine. Thry
latere I, MJ"
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