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Loup City Northwestern
J. W. BURLEIGH, Publisher.
LOUP CITY, - - NEBRASKA.
Not all false attachment suits are
breach of promise cases.
Truth is stranger than satire. There
was a genuine Mark Twain duel in
One can always tell what time of
year it'•is by looking at the open
faced pumpkin pie.
Says the Memphis Scimitar, “Hoo
ray, hooray, and likewise yip!” Yes,
certainly. Boy or girl?
It is Cupid’s turn to laugh at Gen.
Corbin. Most cf us indulged in thal
diversion some time before.
Mexico has a dynamRe trust, but
the courts down that way seem in
elmed to let well enough alone.
John L. Sullivan is once more on
the water wagon. Nothing like keep
ing in accord with the campaign.
No one should jump at the conclu
sion that allowing the milk of human
kindness to sour is going to do any
Mrs. Patrick Campbell says she ex
pects to come to America “ever so
often.” Another farewell tour artist,
A Chicago man who makes ghosts
to order doubts very much whether
spirits ever materialize, but he knows
that dollars do.
•‘Undoubtedly the Lord hates a
liar,” says the Boston Herald. Isn't
this open to argument? He may hate
tne sin, but love the sinner.
One of the doctors has found a
serum for the prevention of hay fever
This being the case, let the poets come
cn with their golden rod poems.
When a woman can get a divorce
in twenty minutes, why should we
bother our heads with Mr. Meredith’s
theories about a ten-year marriage?
It is Dr. Gunsaulus who remarks
that the day of the boy orator has
pono. But there is nothing in thi3
statement to arouse any deep regret i
Philistines who have noted the ath
letic style of great pianists cannot be
persuaded that there are usually only
three or four movements to each
Jean De Reszke gets $30 an hour
for music lessons. Perhaps if Patti
could do that she might forego the
sweet sorrow of saying good-by tc
A Kansas judge holds that the
courts offer no recourse when a dog
bites a street-corner spellbinder. The
cervices of poor dumb beasts nevei
are properly appreciated.
These are the instructions for fit
ting the latest style of corsets: “Stand
or. the balls of your feet, stiffen your
knees, and wiggle your shoulders.’’
Wouldn't that give you a fit?
A Chicago judge has decided that
hat-trimming is not art, but skilled la
bor. He probably arrived at this con
clusion because of his inability to un
derstand how art could come so high.
The dressmakers’ edict that at least
thirty yards will have to go into a
dress hereafter convinces many hus
bands and fathers that their last year’s
,suits will hold together one more win
t The Columbus man who accuses his
wife of throwing a big iron spoon at
him and hitting him will have some
difficulty in convincing twelve intelli
gent jurors of the truth of the latter
Genius has yet before it the task of
producing a pre-combusted coal that
will produce neither ashes nor smoke
-nd thus glad the heart of the hired
man-less householder, and eke his
Dressmakers have decreed that the
winter woman shall be broadshoul
dered. Probably the better to enable
her to stand the quips of the funny
man who write jokelets about the cost
of women’s apparel.
J. Pierpont Morgan has within a
month been almost run down in his
launch, almost run over in an auto
mobile, and almost hurt in a railroad
collision. No wonder he is beginning
to think of retiring.
A New York poet publishes some
verses of which the repeated refrain
is: “Blow, wind, blow!” Those who
doubt the influence of modern poets
have only to watch and see how obed
iently the wind is doing it.
* J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr., will take
his place at the head of his father’s
firm when “Jupiter” retires at the be
ginning of the coming year. And yet
every little while you hear somebody
say that there is no chance now for
We are quite willing to believe that
that telephone device invented by a
man at Portland, Ore., to enable a per
son speaking to see the face of the
person at the other end of the line al
ready works successfully as far as the
human eye can reach.
A New Haven man has been sen
tenced to serve five years in the peni
tentiary for embezzling $75,000. The
wonderful thing about his case is that
the pessimists are not calling atten
tion to the fact that he was a Sunday
If you contemplate going to Pan
ama to engage in business your best
plan will be Z& learn all about the
country and the inducements it holds
out for men who are not succeeding
where they are. Then you will not
contemplate it any more.
MANY LADDERS IN ONE.
Sample Arrangement of Much Value
Around the Home.
A stepladder is always a useful
piece of property in and about the
house. Some people manage to get
along without one by resorting to vari
ous expedients in reaching points out
of the ordinary reach,' but where a
stepladder is an adjunct of the home
it serves a purpose 364 or 365 days in
The trouble too often is that a long
or tall ladder is unhandy in many
instances, while a short ladder has a
restricted use. It is not economical to
have two ladders, and so the average
householder does the best he can with
the one—tall or short—that he pos
The above picture shows a newly
invented ladder which serves the pur
The Extension Ladder.
pose of the whole gamut of ladders
from the tallest to the shortest. It is
of the extension type, and by a simple
arrangement can be lengthened or
shortened to meet the immediate de
mands of the user.
TRAITS OF WALTZING MICE.
Little Animals Will Fight Until Seri
Waltzing mice are curious and in
teresting little animals. They are not
quite so long as the common gray
mouse and much more slender. They
are spotted black and white at each
end of their bodies and are clear
white in the middle. They whirl
around on their four feet as if on a
pivot, sometimes stopping and revers
ing the direction. Frequently I see
two or three of them going around to
gether in a large circle. Although
they waltz sometimes as long as five
minutes without rest they appear nev
er to get dizzy. They can, if they
choose, run in a straight line, but they
seldom do. Instead of running away
when disturbed or frightened, they
begin to waltz. They come out of
their nests about sundown and waltz
until nearly midnight. Then they go
back to their nests to sleep.
One of the curious things about
them is their fighting. They waltz
until they run into each other, when
they bite, squeal, jump into the air—
and then start waltzing again. They
keep this up until they are seriously
injured, sometimes having their tails
and legs bitten off and their skins
There are several theories as to the
reason they can whirl around in this
way and yet do not get dizzy. One is
that it is because of a disease of the
brain that they inherit.—Country Life
Rats Gathering Crab Apples.
The family of one of the well-to-do
citizens of Orford. N. H„ while sitting
under a crab apple tree a few days
ago were attracted by an unusual
Investigation revealed fifteen full
sized rats gathering the crop and car
rying the apples across an extempo
rized bridge built to the house and
from there through a hole gnawed
through the side of the house into the
attic, where a large quantity of fruit
was laid away for winter use.
Yacht Built of Paper.
Out of the sheets of an Austrian
daily paper an ingenious Viennese en
gineer has lately constructed for his
own use a small yacht, fifteen feet
Jong, decked all over and provided
with a centerboard. In the making of
the hull, deck, masts, sails and rud
der, several thousand copies of the
journal were used—each plank re
quiring no fewer than 2,500 leaves_
and enormous pressure had to be em
ployed before the necessary solidity
could be obtained. The inventor has
already made several excursions on
the Woerth See, and even in squally
weather his boat is said to have be
Bones of Statue.
The clay model of a large statue i j
built upon a skeleton, with iron for
bones and small wooden blocks for
Novel Milking Process.
In the new Umschau electric milk
ing process a rubber cap is placed over
the cow’s udder, and the milk is drawn
by the suction of an electrically driv
en pump. The method is claimed to
be both cleaner and quicker than
Too Heavy for Cab Floor.
While six burly Yorkshiremen were
driving through the streets of Paris
in a cab the floor gave way beneath
their weight, and two of them were
dragged along and severely cut about
the hands and face.
DIED OF BROKEN HEART,
Strange Ending of Horse Which Once
Carried Gen. Boulanger.
A column of troops marched past
the Alsace column in the Place de la
Concorde, Paris, the other day with
drums beating and fifes playing.
A broken-down old black horse
drawing a cart heaped up with vege
tables heard the music and saw the
In the seat of the cart, half asleep
in the blazing sun, was Mme. Le
cocq, who had been to the Paris mar
ket to buy supplies for her grocery
At the sound of the drums and the
sight of the red-legged soldiers in the
Place de la Concorde the old horse
came to life. He pranced and trotted
to the head of the marching column,
nearly shaking Mme. Lecocq off the
Half way across the square the
horse stopped. His knees gave way,
and he fell dead with his heart brok
en. Mme. Lccccq was thrown to the
ground. The soldiers marched around
the wreck and laughed.
In front of the Alsace column, just
seventeen years ago, almost to a day,
this same black horse nearly upset
the government of France. On that
day he pranced through the Place de
la Concorde carrying on his back Gen.
Boulanger, then the idol of the
masses, who came within an ace of
being another Napoleon. They called
Boulanger “the man on horseback.”
The man died an exiled suicide in
Brussels The horse lived on in hum
ble oblivion until it died on the scene
of its great triumph.
Servant Girl's Good Fortune.
A romantic story of a servant girl’s
fortune comes from Cologne. A young
girl who was in domestic service had
noticed that for some time she had
been followed about by a beautifully
dressed lady, and one day the latter
drew near and spoke to her. She
told the girl that she was her mother
and intended to provide for her. This
she did by depositing 100,000 marks
($25,000) for her daughter’s immed
iate use and 1.000,000 marks ($250,•
000) fer her fortune, in safe keeping.
The girl, who had been brought up in
a foundling home, does not seem at all
impressed by her change ot fortune,
and has made up her mind to stay on
in her present station.
In festival time in Tibet the lamas I
wear such hideous masks.
Killed 150 Rattlers.
This country rings with the praises
of a party of six Pittsburg telephone
linemen who yesterday slew a hun
dred and fifty rattlesnakes in one
bunch by modern methods. The
slaughter took place near Garrett,
where the progress of the telephone
employes was impeded by rattlers,
which came out in great droves on the
On a ledge of rock the linemen saw
what they claimed was a bunch ol
many hundreds, and they laid plans
for a killing. Yesterday morning, at
daybreak, dynamite was placed on
two sides of the ledge of recks where
the snake congress met, and at noon
when all the snakes had crawled out
to sun themselves the explosions
came. When the smoke cleared away
124 snakes were found dead. The
linemen report that previous to this,
in six days, they had killed fifty rat
tiers with their guns and clubs.—
Somerset (j’a.) correspondence of the
Convenient Pcstoffice Arrangement.
The English newspapers report a
new application in Australia of the
principle of the coin-in-the-slot ma
chine, stating that if a stamp can not
be purchased conveniently it will be
possible in the future to drop a let
ter into one orifice of a postal box and
a penny into a second orifice, and the
words “one penny paid” will be found
impressed on the envelope when the
box is opened by the postoffice author
ities, thereby securing the transmis
sion of the letter.
Newspaper Over Century Old.
Mrs. W. F. Flemming of Manches
ter, *N. H., has a number of copies of
the New Hampshire Gazette, which
were published in Portsmouth In 1800.
The latter place was then the largest
city in the state and Manchester is
not mentioned at all. Most of the for
eign news pertains to the Napoleonic
wars then in progress.
Aged Men Cast Votes.
At Middlebury, Vt., sixteen men
whose ages ranged from 80 to 95 ap
peared at the polls within a few min
utes of each other at the last election
HIS DUTY TO TEST ALE
English Official Fined 32 Cents for
Neglecting His Duty.
Among the curious old customs still
surviving in England, one of the most
interesting is that at Dunstable, where
the town council has an official ale
Nor Is this office a sinecure, since
the alderman who holds it was the
other day fined 32 cents for neglect of
duty, and before being reappointed to
it he gave promise to discharge faith
fully his service in future.
Last Saturday night he set out on a
round of the public houses. At each
of them he called for ale, which was
willingly given when the warrant had
been read, setting forth his duties as
follows: “To know good ale, to taste
the assise and goodness of all ale
within the precincts of the manor, and
to look after the measures used in
At most of the places which he
visited he was able to give a guarantee
that the ale was “of good body, free
from harmful substances, and of full
This the joyful publicans are now
exhibiting in the windows of their hos
telries to advertise their wares withal.
This illustration, from the London
Sphere, shows the ruins of one of the
Chinese pagodas in Manchuria. Pa
godas are still erected occasionally,
but foreign ideas have crept in to the
extent that they are sometimes built
cf iron instead of brick.
Rats Cause Disastrous Explosion.
A remarkable gas explosion oc
curred recently in London. The explo
sion took place underneath the foot
way, dislodging some paving stones
and throwing up among a quantity of
debris two dozen large rats, killed by
the explosion, and a number of oth
ers, more or less injured, scampered
away in ail directions. An examina
tion disclosed the fact that the net
work of gas and water pipes at the
spot had formed the nesting place of
a colony of rats. Moreover, the re
mains of several matches indicated
the probability that they had been car
ried there by the rodents, and, becom
ing ignited by friction, had caused the
explosion of gas which had escaped
from the main and accumulated there.
Some Elephants Fond of Tobacco.
Tim Buckley, who knows elephants
as a mother knows her own children,
said last night that the story of the
elephant cherishing revenge for the
tailor who had given him a piece of
tobacco and years after soaking him
with muddy water is all a fake.
“Elephants will not take tobacco cr
anything else, if they do not want it,
even if they have had it in their
mouths; and what is more, I have
known elephants to be really fond of
tobacco and eat it with pleasure. I
have had elephants that would steal
a plug of tobacco out of a man's
pocket and swallow the whole thing.
They do not like the tobacco, but
they do like the licorice. Men and
boys frequently give them tobacco and
other things which they do not like
under the pretense of feeding them
peanuts, but the elephant is wise, and
he will simply toss such things to
one side and go on the ordinary course
of his life, without a thought of fill
ing his trunk with muddy Avater and
wetting the person who gave him the
This is the signature most dreaded
by the sons of Italy.
Mummy Wheat Would Not Grow.
In view of the oft-repeated and com
monly believed statement that mummy
wheat—that Is, wheat found in the
cases of ancient Egyptian mummies—
has been known to germinate when
planted after thousands of years, it is
of interest to note that experiments
with specimens of wheat, of the anti
quity of which there is no doubt, have
just been carried "but at Kew Gardens.
England, with the view of ascertaining
whether ancient Egyptian wheat, say
8,000 years old, would germinate or
not. In every case the experiment
made by the officials at Kew was un
DEAF BOY MADE TO HEAR.
Remarkable Cure Said to Have Been
Effected by St. Winifred’s Well.
Those who believe in the miracu
lous powers of the waters of St. Wini
fred’s well, near Liverpool, England,
claim positive proof of their faith in a
cure which is said to have been effect
ed there recently. There had been a
great pilgrimage of Liverpool “Ran
somers” to the well, and news of the
cure was given to the master of the
Ransomers’ guild, the Rev. Father
Fletcher, at the close of a special
service. James McNulty, a boy aged
13, lives with his parents at 132 Graf
ton street, Liverpool. It is stated that
he has been deaf from the age of six
St. Winifred's Well, Where Pilgrims
Gather to be Healed by Its Miracu
months. His mother took some water
from the “inner well” and when this
was applied to the ears of the boy it
is declared he immediately regained
his hearing and can now hear the
STRANGE FLOWER OF SUMATRA.
Raffesia a Beautiful Plant with a
The raffesia is a strange plant. It
grows in Sumatra and derives its
name from Sir Stamford Raffles, gov
ernor of Sumatra at one time, and his
friend, Dr. Arnold, a naturalist. They
were the first white men to discover
the wonderful plant. It is sai l to be
the largest and most magnificent flow
er in the world. It is composed of five
roundish petals, each a foot across
and of a brick red color, covered with
numerous irregular yellowish white
swellings. The petals surround a cup
nearly a foot wide, the margin of
which bears the stamens.
This cup is filled with a fleshy disk,
the upper surface of which is every
where covered with projections like
miniature cow’s horns. The cup when
free from its contents would hold
about twelve pints of water. The
flower weighs fifteen pounds. It is
very thick, the petals being three
quarters of an inch in thickness. With
its beauty one is led to expect sweet
ness, but its odor is that of tainted
beef, and Dr. Arnold supposed that
even the flies were deceived by the
smell and were depositing their eggs
in the thick disk, taking it for a piece
Scarf of William the Conqueror.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Wentworth Fitz
william of Milton Hall, Peterborough,
England, have a little baby. When the
baby was christened a few weeks ago
the infant, following a custom which
has been observed in the Fitzwilliam
family for centuries, wore the famous
William the Conqueror scarf. This
scarf, it is said, is one of the two au
thentic possessions of the Conqueror,
and was presented to a direct ances
tor of the family who was a marshal
j in the Conqueror’s host. Now over
- S00 years old, it is in a somewhat tat
tered and precarious condition. So
cherished a practice has it become in
the family that the present Earl Fitz
william, who was born in Canada, was
brought to England to be baptized, in
order that he might be adorned with
the historic garment.
Prized Trumpet Recovered.
Sixteen years ago the Water Witch
engine company of Lee lost at a mus
ter a $150 trumpet which they had
captured as a first prize in 185G. For
three years Thomas Hayden has been
searching for it. Engine houses in all
towns and cities within seventy-five
miles have been searched and in
quiries made. Recently the trumpet
was presented to him, together with
some valuable papers concerning the
old company. He refuses to explain
further than to say, “It hasn't been
Infant in All but Intellect.
There has just died in Stockerau,
Bavaria, at the age of 28 years, a
dwarf, Maria Schumann, who passed
her whole life in the cradle where she
slept her first sleep twenty-eight years
ago. Up to the day of her death this
strange creature preserved the height
and general appearance of an infant
of a few months, but her intellect was
normally developed, and nothing could
have been odder than to hear this
tiny baby in the cradle talk like an
adult, with much vivacity and intelli
English officialdom is debating the
question whether the bloodthirsty,
raiding Masai tribe shall be permitted
to exist. *
Lightness of Dandelion Seeds.
It Is calculated that 1.000,000 dande
lion <seeds weigh a pound.
MAKEb FIRE KINDLING EASY.
New Combination a Welcome Thing
On a Cold Morning.
There is an art in starting a fire
that is not known to every one, which
is frequently attested by the news
paper reports of unfortunate servant
girls who are blown through the
kitchen roof while attempting to light
the stove with the aid of a can of
kerosene. For those who are not pos
sessed of the aforesaid art and who
are not particularly anxious to meet
the fate of the unfortunates referred
to, there has been devised a really
commendable assistant in the form of
Now, everybody knows that one of
the very best aids to fire-making is a
nice pine knot or light wood stick, but
Using the Kir.cJler.
the great difficulty that confronts the
average household in the consideration
ot this method is that the means are
not readily procurable.
The new kindler consists of a com
bination of inflammable, but not dan
gerous, substances, which are lighted
and thrust into the range or stove or
furnace, for it will do its work equally
well in one as the other. The patentee
describes his invention as consisting
of a core'or foundation of wood coated
with a mixture of rosin and tallow,
and finally enveloped with finely cut
shavings of wood pulp. One end of
the wood is free of the coating, and
is thus easily used as a handle.
CAT LOVES SWEET CORN.
Every Day He Brings an Ear for His
Owner to Husk.
Jack, a pet of Miss A. M. Flagg of
Exeter, Muss., is a black and white
cat of remarkable size and beauty, and
possessed of intelligence of a high or
He has this season developed an in
ordinate fondness for sweet corn, and
for some time has daily brought to hit
mistress an ear, which she would
husk, whereupon he has eagerly de
voured every kernel of the corn anc
at times much of the cob.
How Jack secured his tidbit har
been a mystery just solved after lonj
watching. He was seen to ente’r th<
garden, leap high upon a corn stall
and bend it to the ground. It wa:
then an easy matter to tear off th<
Donkey Good Police Officer.
As a donkey attached to a rag-and
bone cart was patiently awaiting its
master outside a public-house at St
Ouen. a suburb of Paris, a man left a
neighboring shop with a bag and fur
tively tried to steal past the animal's i
head. Then the donkey suddenlj
seized the man by the wrist with his
teeth. Howling with pain, the victim
let his sack fall, when jewels and
rings, the proceeds of a daring bur
glary, rolled out on the pavement
Firmly the animal held the thief un
til the efforts of the police loosened
his hold and enabled them to take the
thief to the station, where he made
a full confession.
A Novel Whale Derrick.
An enormous whale was captured
recently off the coast of Australia and
towed into port. Instead of cutting up
the carcass at once an effort was made
to land the great fish intact. To do
this a powerful derrick was brought
into play and the whale hoisted by its
tail. The fish was drawn almost en
tirely from the water without mishap,
when the great weight of the body
tore away tho tail and the whale
plunged into the sea.
Monster Snake Killed.
A bis bull snake, which has been
terrorizing the Poplar creek section
cf Knox county, Ky., was recently
killed by William Pope. It was six
teen feet long.
The snake had been devouring
fowls and pigs for several months.
It had been cornered several times,
but escaped by “rushing” the attack
Recently a party was organized and
the reptile was tracked to a swamp,
where, after a terrflc battle it was
finally killed by a rifle shot.—New
Mouse Nest Under Railroad Frog.
A mouse nest under a frog in the
railroad tracks near here has been
discovered by Y. K. Sharp, the sta
tion agent, and the Rev. W. Bennett.
The nest is within a few inches of
the rails, over which hundreds of cars
pass daily.—Berlin (Pa.) correspon
dent Pbi’a^elphia Record.
Are Perfume* Disinfectant*?
I asked a doctor in England if per
fumes are really disenfectants. “No,
he said. “How can they be?” I
asked a doctor here in France the
same question and he answered:
“Mais oui, Madame, sans doute,” and
explained that the basis of every per
fume is a strong essential oil of some
kind, and that those essential oils are
antiseptic. Now. which is right.?—
Religion and Labor.
A man’s profession or trade is not
only not incompatibble with religion
(provided it be a lawful one), it is his
religion. Earnestness in a lawful call
ing is not worldliness. A profession
is the sphere of our activity. There is
something sacred in work. To work
in the appointed sphere is to be reli
gious.—F. W. Robertson.
Great Catch of Sturgeon.
A Milford Haven (England) ttrawler
recently landed twelve nne sturgeon,
I caught in one haul. Some of tfc. m
were six feet long. Such a catch Las
never been known previously.
Cure to Stay Cured.
Yfapcllo, Iowa, Oct. 10 (Special)—
One of the most remarkable cures
ever recorded in Louisa County is
that of Mrs. Minnie Hart of this place.
Mrs. Hart was in bed for eight months
and when she was able to sit up she
was ail drawn up on one side and
could not walk across th6 room.
Dodd’s Kidney Pills cured her. Speak
ing of her cure Mrs. Hart says:
“Yes, Dodd’s Kidney Pills cured me
after I was in bed for eight months
aud I know the cure was complete
for that was three years ago and I
have cot been down since. In four
weeks from the time I started taking
them I was able to make my garden.
Nobody can know how thankful I am
to be cured or how much I feel I owe
to Dodd’s Kidney Pills.”
This case again points out how
much the general health depends on
the Kidneys. Cure the Kidneys with
t Dodd's Kidney Pills and nine-tenths of
the suffering the human family is heir
to, will disappear.
The Wise Man.
A wise man never stumbles twice
j over the same stone; wben he passes
that way again the stone isn’t there.
Stats or Obio, Citt or Toledo, »
Lucas Coujity. f
Frank J. Cheney makes oath tint fc- Is senior
partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney t. d- ing
uuslnet** In the City of Toledo. « ubiy and State
aforesaid, end that said firm will pay the mm t
j ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS fur ea i a d every
case of Catarhh that canuut be cured by the u*e of
i Hall's Cataebh Cube.
FRANK J. CHENET.
Sworn to before me and subscribed lu u.y pre»
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i—, A. W. GLEASON,
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Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Man has been premised an endless
existence of peace and joy in another
world—a life through the counties*
centuries of contentment. Yet he
I kicks like everything when there’s
j danger of his not continuing to worry
along with this world.
The Wabash is the Only Line Landing
You at the World’s Fair.
Rround trip rates from Omaha are
as follows: $8.50 sold daily except
Friday and Saturday, good 7 days.
$13.80 sold daily, good 15 days. The
Wabash is the only line that land's
passengers at the main entrance of the
World's Fair grounds. Also the only
line that can check your baggage to
the World's Fair station. Think what
a saving of time, annoyance and ex
tra car fare.
All agents can sell you through
ticket and route you over the Wabash.
Very low rates to many points South.
Southeast. For beautiful World’s Fair
folder anu all information call at 1601
Farnam St. or address Harry E.
Moores, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept. Wab.
R. R., Omaha, Neb.
Homes for Workers.
To encourage working people to es
tablish homes of their own. Norway
has founded a bank for workmen. It
lends money at 3Vi2 and 4 per cent,
and gives the borrower forty-two years
in which to pay the loan. The total
cost of the house must not exceed
£160, and the areae of the land must
not be more than five acres.
More Flexible and Lasting,
won't shake out or blow out: by using
Defiance Starch you obtain better re
sults than possible with any other
brand and one-third more for same
money. _ __
The Japanese have a plant, called
;he otoma, which is considered by
many to be a type of the marriage
state. When a young coupe of "be
lievers” marry they will take a speci
men of the otoma with them, plant
t and carefully tend it and be fully
lersuaded that their conjugal felicity
's assured as long as it lives and flour
Every housekeeper should know
that if they will buy Defiance Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they
|will save not only time, because it
never sticks to the iron, but because
each package contains 16 cz.—one full
pound—while all other Cold Water
Starches are put up in -pound pack
ages, and the price is the same, 10
cents. Then again because Defiance
Starch is free from all injurious chem
icals. If your grocer tries to sell you
a 12-oz. package It is because he has
a stock on hand which he wishes to
dispose of before he puts in Defiance.
He knows that Defiance Starch has
printed on every package in large let
ters and figures “16 ozs.” Demand
Defiance and save much time and
money and the annoyance of the iron
sticking. Defiance never sticks.
• David Revised.
After listening patienaly to a lot of
has-beens telling what they used to
be, David said in his haste, “All mep
Says the Misanthrope.
If girls cultivated their dispositions
as assiduously as they do their com
plexions there would be fewer old
In fifty years suicide has increased
In Great Britain by 200 per cent.
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