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Football should be fitted out with
Pugilists first agree to fight and get
Into a quarrel afterward.
Polluting justice Is Just a llttlo bit
more objectionable than anything
Did you ever see six women bo dis
pose themselves aa to fill entirely one
aide of a Btreet car?
This country la prosperous again,
but there are widows and orphans
who bare not noticed It.
An Ohio man who had his pockets
full of dynamite was run over by a
hearse, but nothing happened.
A University of Chicago professor
holds a grievance agalnitt the poets.
Perhaps he was formerly an editor.
Half of the Turkish navy has been
Bold as junk. Presumably the other
half Is not marketable as anything.
Statistics show that Americans are
the best-fod people In the world.
Still, sad to say, some of them go
A Los Angeles Bchoolmarm has quit
teaching to become a chorus girl. Pos
sibly she'd passed the age limit as a
Diamonds are rushing into this
country again. Somebody must have
circulated the report that Christmas
When flying machines become nu
merous the top floor of a skyscraper
will be no more private than the
A Pennsylvania man thinks he has
discovered perpetual motion. How
many men have made the same mis
Women are applying for Jobs as
census takers. They feel that their ex
porlence In asking questions 6hould
count on their side.
We'll guarantee that no man ever
campled a greater variety of foods
and dishes of all kinds than Teft has
In the past few weeks.
ITalley'a comet has been observed
again. Perhaps It is responsible for
the remarkable outbreak everywhere
of all kinds of scrapping.
flomo Wyoming thieves carried oft
a big barn, 160 acres of fencing and
a ton of coal. Why they left the
ranch Itself Is Inexplicable.
Mexico has suffered another calam
ity. Tho corn crop, valued at J20,
000,000, has been destroyed by frost.
More sorrow and suffering for the
tollers of Mexico.
According to Secretary of Agricult
ure Wilson the soil of American
farms Is sufficiently productive, but
the crying need is for more men who
know how to farm.
In proportion to the large public
service they render, most teachers
and preachers are underpaid. There
are some, however, who would be
overpaid at any price.
A cobbler In Milwaukee has a new
theory about the circulation of the
blood. He Bays It flows because
germs are chasing it through the sys
tem. His idea is that a sort of free-for-all
race, with no handicaps, might
do much good for the whole race
A Chicago man unkindly asks the
courts to order the taxing authorities
to compel certain men In that city to
pay something like $80,000,000 In back
taxes which he alleges they have
dodged on their stock and bond hold
ings for the last ten years. Evidently
this Individual does not realize there
are privileged persons In this coun
try. With hundreds of letters reaching
the royal palace In Spain, no wonder
that young King Alfonso Is dejected
over the Ferrer agitation. He started
Mb reign with the prqspcct of being
one of the most popular of contem
porary monarchs, but Is now in a fair
way to lose through the blunders of
bis ministers. And the loss of popu
larity in these days, when revolution
and republicanism are In the air, is a
serious matter for a royal ruler.'
German textile experts are turning
attention to a fibre obtained from the
kapok or silk cotton tree of the trop
ics, with a view to ascertaining wheth
er a substitute for cotton may thus be
obtained. No doubt experiments will
be carried on with the thoroughness
that is characteristic of r.o
search, and If kopok can be made to
take the place of cotton no effect will
be spared In that direction, nut a
great many things are to be tAkn in.
to consideration before tho superiority
ot aopoK can ce established. Cotton
Is not likely to be supplanted Imme
diately. The big corporations are now mak
ing money as they never made it be
fore; but In the midst of prosperity
It Is well to keep the feet on the
earth and not be carried skyward by
Inflated conceits. -
The reception given to the Czar
Russia by the King and people
Italy Is all that could be desired
cordiality and warmth. That the visit
will tend to strengthen peace among
the nations Is a hope based on the ex
pressions of good will shown all along
lb? Jlne pf the enr's travel ;
(CuprrtKlil, by dm Hobua-Merrill (Jo.)
(Cayrl;it by I,. Frank baum & W. W.
DoreUiy Uvod In Knn Ml with Aunt Rm
ml Uncle Hunry. A cyclonn lifted their
oirm Into the ulr, Dorothy falling; aslncp
amidst the excitement. A craiih awakened
jr. Tha bout Imrf landed In a country
ft ruarreloas beauty. Group of queer
little people greeted her to the Land of
Munrhklna. The noun had killed their
enemy, the wkked witch of East. Dor
othy took the wltch'a silver ehoee. Hhe
started for the Emerald City to find the
laurel of Oi, who, she was promised,
n'Rht find a way to send her hack to
Kansas. Dorothy released a scarecrow,
eTmn him life. Ho was desirous of ac
quiring brains and started with her to
the. wizard to get them. The scarecrow
told his history. They met a tin wood
rnun who IoiikpiI for a heart. He also
Joined them. They came upon a terrible
Hon. The Hon confessed he had no cour
age. He decided to accompany them to
the Wlnsrd of Oz to get some. The scare
crow In pushing the raft became Im
paled upon his pole In the mlddlo of the
river. The scarecrow was rescued by a
friendly stork. They entered a poppy
Held, which caused Dorothy to fall
asleep. The scarecrow and tin woodman
rescued her and her do from tho deadly
flowers. The lion fell asleep and being too
heavy to lift, was left. On tho starch for
the rond of yellow brick which led to tho
Emerald City they met a wild cat and
field mice. Tha woodman killed the wild
cat. Tha queen mouse became friendly.
She sent thousand of her mlco subjects
to draw the lion away from the poppy
field. Pnrothy awoke from her long
Sleep. They started again on the Rmer
ald City road. They enme to a fence,
painted green. There were farmers of
f;reen, houses of green and people dressed
n green. It was tha Land of Oi. They
met the guardian of the rates. He de
scribed the power of the vtznrd of Oi.
All put on green spectacles as the bright
ness and glory of Emerald City blinded
them. The wizard decided to receive one
of th party each day. All were put In
green rooms. Dorothy went to tho throne
room. In a rhalr sparkling with emer
alds she beheld an enormous head with
out body, legs or arms, bigger than the
biggest giant. "I am Ox, the great and
terrible," said the head. Ot told her that
when she killed the wicked witch of ihe
East he would send her home. Tho scare
crow, admitted to the presence of a beau
tiful lady, who snld she was the wlznVd,
Was promised brains when he killed the
witch. The woodman beheld a terrible
beast with a head of a rhinoceros and
five eyes. The wizard promised hlin a
heart if be mould slay tho witch. The
lion saw a ball of fire and a voice from
the object promised him courage If he
"i -w me wiH-ii. ma senrcn commenced.
The wltcb saw the party when It entered
her domain and cuused a pack of wolves
to attack It. The woodmnn kllli.1 ihn
wolves. (the) sent crows which the scare
crow scared and killed, riees were dis
patched next, but the woodman received
the stings. Finally winged monkeys took
them prisoner and conveyed them to
the witchery. Dorothy threw water on
the wicked witch, destroying her.
Lion was much
pleased to hear
that the Wicked
Witch had been
melted by a bucket of water, and Dor
othy at once unlocked the gate of his
prison and set him free. They went
In together to the castle, where Doro
thy's first act was to call all the Win
kles together and tell them that they
were no longer slaves.
There was great rejoicing among the
yellow Winkles, for they had been
made to work hard during many years
for the Wicked Witch, who had always
treated them with great uelty. They
kept this day as a holiday, then and
Behold! Here Was the Scarecrow as
Good as Ever.
ever after, and spent the time In feast
ing and dancing.
"If our friends, the Scarecrow and
the Tin Woodman, were only with us,"
said the Lion, "I should be quite
"Don't you suppose we could rescue
them?" asked the girl, anxiously.
"We can try," answered the Lion.
So they called the yellow Winkles
and asked them If they would help to
rescue their friends, and the Winkles
said that they would be delighted to
do all In their power for Dorothy, who
had sot them free from bondage. So
she chose a number of the Winkles
who looked as If they knew the most,
and they all started away. They trav
cled that day and part of the next un
til they came to the rocky plain where
the Tin Woodman lay, all battered
By L Frank Baam
and bent. Ills ax was near him, but
the blade was rusted and the handle
broken off short.
Tho Winkles lifted him tenderly In
their arms, and carried him back to
the yellow castle again, Dorothy shed
ding a few tears by the way at the sad
plight of her old friend, and the Lion
looking sober and sorry. When they
reached the castle Dorothy said to the
"Are any of yourk;ople tinsmiths?"
"Oh, yes; some of us are very good
tinsmiths," they told h.
"Then bring thorn to me," she said.
And when the tinsmiths came, bring
ing with them all their tools In bas
kets, she Inquired:
"Can you straighten out those dents
In the Tin Woodman, and bend him
back Into shape again, and solder him
together where he Is broken?"
Tho tinsmiths looked the Woodman
over carefully and then answered that
they thought they could mend him bo
he would be as good, as ever. So they
set to work In one of the big yellow
rooms of the castle and worked for
three days and four nights, hammer
ing and twisting and bending and sold
ering and polishing and pounding at
the legs and body and head of the Tin
Woodman, until at last he was
straightened out Into his old form,
ana his Joints worked as well as ever.
To be sure, there were several patches
on him, but the tinsmiths did a good
Job, and as tho Woodman was not a
vain man he did not mind the patches
When, at last, ho walked Into Doro
thy's room and thanked her for rescu
ing him, lie was so pleased that he
wept tears of Joy, and Dorothy had to
wipe every tear carefully from his
face with her apron, so his Joints
would not be rustod. At the same
time her own tears fell thick and fast
at the Joy of meeting her old friend
again, and these tears did not need
to be wiped away. As for the Lion, he
wiped his eyes bo often with the tip
of his tall that It becamo quite wet,
and he was obliged to go out Into the
court-yard and hold It In the sun till
"If we only had tho Scarecrow with
us again," said tho Tin Woodman,
when Dorothy had finished telling him
everything that had happened, "I
should be quite happy."
"We must try to find him," said the
So she called the Winkles to help
her, and they walked all that day and
part of tho next until they came to the
tall tree In the branches of which the
Winged Monkeys had tossed the Scare
It was a very tall tree, and the
trunk was so Bmooth that no one could
climb It; but the Woodman said at
"I'll ehop It down, and then wo can
get the Scarecrow's clothes."
Now while the tinsmiths had been
at work mending the Woodman him
self, another of tho Winkles, who was
a goldsmith, had made an ax-handle
of solid gold and fitted it to the Wood
man's ax, Instead of tho old broken
handle. Others polished the blade
until all the rust was removed and It
glistened llko burnished silver.
As soon as ho had spoken, the Tin
Woodman began to chop, and In a
short time tho tree fell over with a
crash, when tho Scarecrow's clothes
fell out of the branches and rolled off
on the ground.
Dorothy picked them up and had
the Winkles carry them backJo the
castle, where they were stuffed with
nice, clean straw; and, behold! here
was the Scarecrow, as good as ever,
thanking them over and over again
for saving him.
Now they were reunited, Dorothy
ii inir-i ron ruunjuij'ijij
Made the Eulogy a Farce
Bishop Potter's Illustration of tha
Inadvlsabllity of Relying Too
Much on Notes.
The late Rev. Henry Codman Potter
greatly objected to tho use of notes.
At one time he was addressing a num
ber of young theologians on the Im
portance of not being too closely con
fined to a manuscript. By way of Il
lustration he told the following anec
dote about a clergyman who was
called upon to officiate at a funeral.
"When the minister arrived at the
town where the deceased had lived
he had Just time to make a few In
quiries about his traits and achieve
ments, the results of which he noted
on a memorandum. His eulogy at
the service, as reported, was about
and her friends spent a few happj
days at the Yellow Castle, when
they found everything they needed t
mako them comfortable. Hut one daj
the girl thought ot Aunt Em, and said:
"We must go back to Oz, and clalrr
"Yes," said tho Woodman, "at lasi
I shall get my heart."
"And I shall get my brains," added
the Scarecrow, joyfully.
"And I shall get my courage," sale
the Lion, thoughtfully.
"And I shall get back to Kansas,'
cried Dorothy, clapping her hands
"Oh, let us start for the Emerald CItj
This they decided to do. The next
day they called the Winkles togethei
and bade them ijood -by. The Wlnkiei
were sorry to have them go, and thej
had grown bo fond of the Tin Wood
man that they begged him to stay and
rule over them and the Yellow Land
of the West. Finding they were de
termlned to go, the Winkles gave Tote
and the Lion each a golden collar;
and to Dorothy they presented a beau
tlful bracelet, studded with diamonds;
and to the Scarecrow they gave s
gold-headed walking stick, to keep birr,
from stumbling; and to the Tin Wood
man they offered a silver oil can, in
laid with gold and set with precious
Every one of the travelers made the
Winkles a pretty speech in return, and
all shook hands with them until their
D(rothy went to the Witch's cup
board to fill her basket with food for
tho Journey, and there she saw the
golden cap. Sho tried It on her own
head and found that It fitted her ex
actly. She did not know anything
about the charm of the golden cap,
but she saw that It was pretty, so she
made up her mind to wear It and carry
her sunbonnet In the basket.
Then, being prepared for the Jour
ney, they all started for tho Emerald
City; and the Winkles gave them
three cheers and many good wishes to
carry with them.
You will remember there was no
road not even a pathway between
tho rastle of tho Wicked Witch mid
the Emerald City. When tho four
travelers went in search of tho Witch
she had seen them coming, and so
sent the Winged Monkeys to bring
mem to her. It was much harder to
find their vay back throuch tho bis
fields of buttercups and bright daisies
man it was being carried. They knew,
of course, they must go straight east,
toward the rising sun; and they
started off in the right way. Hut at
noon, when the sun was over their
heads, they did not know which was
east and which was west, and that
wa.s tho reason they were lost In the
great fields. They kept on walking,
however, and at night the moon caraa
ont nnd shone brightly. So they lay
down among the sweet smelling scar
let flowers and slept soundly until
morning all but the Scarecrow and
the Tin Woodman.
The next morning the sun was be
hind a cloud, but they started on, as
If they were quite suro which way
they were going.
"If we walk far enough," said Doro
thy, "we shall sometime come to some
place, I am suro."
Dut day by day passed away, and
they Btlll saw nothing before them
but tho scarlet fields. Tho Scarecrow
began to grumble a bit.
"We have surely lost our way," ho
said, "and unless we find It again- in
time to reach tho Emerald City I shall
never get my brains."
"Nor I my heart," declared the Tin
Woodman. "It seema. to me I can
scarcely wait till I get to Oz, and you
must admit this Is a very long Jour
ney." "You see," said the Cowardly Lion,
with a whimper, "I haven't tho cour
age to keep tramping forever, without
getting anywhere at all."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Copy American Laws,
England has been very slow to take
up the matter of helping tho children
by means of legislation, but new laws
will change all that. A boy under 16
may not buy cigarettes, cigarette pa
pers nor tobacco, and a Juvenile court
is provided for. Tho work along these
lines In the United States has evl
dently proved an incentive, and tho
women of America are responsible foi
these laws In this country.
For Any Man.
"There is no particular reason why
Mary Garden shouldn't marry If sho
"No, Indeed. That woman Is a fine
" 'Our denr brother.
to-day. was a man of raro character
and ability. He had a mental capa
city of a' referring to his notes
'Daniel Webster, the tact of a' again
consulting his memoranda 'Henry
Clay, the pertinacity of a'another
reference "Ulysses S. Grant. We can
only mourn him with profound and
sorrowful regret now that he has
gone to meet his' another reference
to his notes 'God.' "Judge.
A Reliable Forecast.
"This Is fine weather," remarked
the county constable.
"It Is always fine weather when the
automobiles are around," remarked
the rural Justice, aa e proceeded to
count the returns,
Canada's Day of Thanks a Month Ear.
Her Than in the United States.
For some reason better known to
the Canadians themselves than to the
people on this side of the line, our
Canadian cousins celebrated their
Thanksgiving a month or more earlier
than we do. It may be that the Cana
dian turkey had become impatient, and
sounded a note of warning, or It may
bo that the "frost on the pumpkin" de
clared Itself. Dot whatever the reason,
their Thanksgiving day Is past It may
baye been that the reasons for giving
thanks so much earlier than we do
were pushing themselves bo hard and
to fast that the Canadians were
ashamed to postpone the event. They
have had reasons, and good ones, too,
tor giving thanks. Their great broad
areas of prairie land have yielded in
abundance, and here, by the way, It Is
not uninteresting to the friends of
the millions of Americans who have
made their home in Canada during the
past few years to know that they have
participated most generously In the
"cutting of the melon." Probably the
western portion of Canada, comprising
the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatche
wan and Alberta, have the greatest
reason of any of the provinces to ex
press In the most enthusiastic manner
their gratitude. The results In the
line of production give ample reason
for devout thanksgiving to Providence.
This year has surpassed all others In
so far as the total Increase in the coun
try's wealth Is concerned. There Is no
question that Providence was espe
cially generous. The weather condi
tions were perfect, and during the
ripening and harvesting period, there
was nothing to Interfere. And now It
was well It was so, for with a demand
for labor that could not be supplied,
there was the greatest danger, but
with suitable weather the garnering of
the grain has been successfully accom
plished. There have been low gen
eral averages, but these are account
ed for by the fact that farmers were
Indifferent, relying altogether upon
what a good soli would do. There
will be no more low averages though,
for this year has shown what good,
careful farming will do. It will pro
duce 130 million bushels ot wheat from
seven million acres, and it will pro
duce a splendid lot of oats, yielding
anywhere from 60 to 100 bushels per
acre. This on land that has cost but
from $10 to J 15 per acre many farm
ers have realized Bufflclent from this
year's crop to pay the entire cost of
their farms. The Toronto Globe says:
"The whole population of the West
rejoices In the bounty of Providence,
and sends out a message of gratitude
and appreciation of the favors which
have been bestowed on the country.
The cheerfulness which has abounded
with Industry during the past six
months has not obliterated the concep
tion of the source from which the
blessings have flown, and the good
feeling Is combined with a spirit of
thankfulness for the privilege of living
In so fruitful a land. The misfortunes
of the past are practically forgotten,
because there Is great cause to con
template with satisfaction the com
forts of the present. Thanksgiving
should be a season ot unusual enthusiasm."-
What's a Gentleman?
An exact definition of a gentleman
has been tried many times, never per
haps with entirely satisfactory results.
Littlo Sadie had never heard of any
of the difinltions, but she managed
to throw a gleam of light on the sub
ject, albiet ono touched with un
conscious cynicism. The word was in
the spelling lesson and I said:
"Sadie, what Is a gentleman?"
"Please, ma'am," she answered, "a
gentleman's a man you don't know
very well." Woman's Home Compan
The neighbor's dog sits out on the
front lawn and howls dismally. The
man in the window looks out and
yells: "Sb-h-n, you beast!" The dog
continues to howl. The man again
comes to the window and this time
hurls a shoe at the dog. Still the
animal howls. Another shoe follows.
The next day tho man's wife goes
around in her stocking feet because
she can't find her shoes. The man
hasn't the price of another pair of
shoos tor her, and the next night the
dog howls louder than ever.
On to the Polel
When word of the discovery of the
north pole came to Chattanooga, a
slightly deaf old lady remarked unctu
ously: "Well, now I always said them
Cook tourists got about 'most every
where. I ain't a bit surprised to hear
that one ot 'em's reached the top
notch in the traveling line." Llppln
Naught But Abuse.
"They all said I would make a splen
"So I became a candidate."
"And now look what they say about
me!" Louisville Courier-Journal.
Tie Is Essential.
"Dad, whnt sort of a bureau Is
"O, any bureau that has fire draw
ers full of women's fixings and one
man's tie in it." Houston Post.
when roll feel aculil mini unun bjr uklrit few doaei
if IVriT Ua'V l'utnkiller. It la belter than Uuintna
uud wist Tb Urns law buttles are lb ekeapaat
A philosophical mau when consider
ing his own troubles Isn't
Lewis' Single Binder gives the smoker what
he wants, a rich, mellow-tasting cigar.
If man wcro not vain the power
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. The only logical treatment for ca
tarrh la through the blood. A pre
scription which has recently proved
wonderfully effective In hospital work
Is tho following. It Is "easily mixed.
"One ounce compound syrup of
Sarsaparllla; ono ounce Toris com
pound; half pint first-class whiskey."
These to be mixed by shaking well In
a bottle, and used in tablespoon doses
before each meal and at bedtime.
The lncredlents can be gotten from
any well stocked druggist, or he will
get them from his wholesale house.
1 "Do you think your son will be an
able factor in elevating the standarf
"Able, nothing! He will do more
fn the line ot raising Cain." Balti
more American. .
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottlo oi
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