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    For Americas
Are the Danish
West Indies des
tined to become a
great naval base for
the better protection of
the Panama Canal Zone?
Vj—^ F DENMARK finally cedes her
West Indian possessions to
the United States, as she has
HgMg threatened to do on several oc
casions, about 138 square
niles will be added to the territory
>ver which the American flag flies, and
>ur government will come into posses
ion of one of the finest harbors in
he West Indies—a valuable naval
>ase and coaling station long coveted
iy political and military authorities in
iVashington. This is according to a
vriter in the New York Times Mnga
St. Thomas. St. John, St Croix and
he other tiny islands and rocks which
jompose the Danish West Indies are
lot intrinsically valuable. Their laud
■s poor, their crops are small, their
population is becoming smaller year by
Fear; for several years their revenue
las been decreasing and they have
men a financial burden to Denmark,
mt they lie in a strategic position with
■egard to the Atlantic trade routes
ending to the Panama canal, and for
that reason they have a potential value
•.n the scheme of defense which must
be worked out to protect that great
waterway against an enemy.
The chief surprise in Washington’s
announcement recently of the negotia
tion of a treaty with Denmark for the
transfer of the islands to the United
States was the price—$25,000.000—
which the convention fixed. In 1SG5
Secretary Seward offered ?5,000.U00
for the islands and increased the sum
to $7,500,000 two years later. In 1902
;iie Roo^velt administration agreed to
pay $5,000,000, but the upper house of
the Danish rigsdag refused to ratify
the convention, which the United
States senate had ratified on February
17. Possibly Denmark will eventually
be willing to accept less than $25,000,
-000, for an influential element in that
country is anxious to sell the islands.
Moreover, the islanders themselves
apparently wish to improve their eco
nomic condition, and it is highly prob
able that they would vote to place
their future in the hands of the United
States. They voted in favor of the
transfer 50 years ago and they have
less to lose and more to gain at this
The reasons that' induced the
United States to try to purchase the
Danish West Indies toward the close
<>f the Civil war apparently hold good
today, with certain modifications. Dur
:.g the Civil war the federal govern
ment had no naval base in the West
indies, and when it was necessary to
relit warships on duty in the Caribbean
the vessels were compelled to take a
long voyage to find a shipyard. Now,
however, the United States has naval
bases in Cuba and Porto Rico, but
these are not considered sufficient to
guard the trade routes and the Atlan
tic entrance to the Panama cana!. San
Juan, the chief port of Porto Rico, has
a spacious anchorage, but unfortunate
ly the water is comparatively shallow
and the harbor is suitable only for the
smaller class of war vessels.
On the other hand, the harbor of
Charlotte Amalie, in St. Thomas, is
deep enough to float the largest battle
ships without danger, and there ts an
other good anchorage called Coral bay
in St. John. With proper fortifications,
naval men believe that St. Thomas
would provide a serviceable and vir
tually impregnable base—a sort >f
American Helgoland in the Caribbean.
The port of Charlotte Amalie lias long
lx-en one of the great coaling stations
of the world. It has shipyards, dry
docks and repair shops, and besides
being a port of refuge it is the head
quarters for several lines of passen
ger and freight steamships. Undoubt
edly the port’s proximity to the Pana
ma canal gives it an importance which
may account for the high price the
United States is asked to pay for the
It has been said at various times
that Germany is opposed to the sale of
the islands, hoping that some day a
modification of the Monroe doctrine
would enable her to acquire them for
naval purposes. Whatever truth there
may be in this statement It is certain
that the United States will allow no
.foreign power to take control of the
Danish West Indies, even though they
are not brought under the American
Electrical railways in the United
States represent a value of about $i50,
So thoroughly have the men been In
structed to avoid it that treuchfoot is
now regarded as a crime among Cana
dian troops in France.
Turkey’s celebration of victories is
said to be done by order of the police,
a heavy fine being the penalty for not
putting up the flag when one is told to
do so.
Commercial Attache ' William F.
Montavon reports that according to
press advices from T.a Par. crop con
ditions in Bolivia are worse even than
had been anticipated. Early frosts
having injured, if not completely
ruined, the potato and barley crops.
Tables of tidal currents for the Pa
cific coaat in the vicinity of San Fran
cisco and Puget sound have been pub
lished in order to make immediately
available information relative to cur
rents derived from observations by the
United States coast and geodetic sur
vey. Further information is to be
Qnr&itxnomt fUMOumce
ting. Thus the hon^s uf Germany or !
any oilier power that covets the
islands are doomed io disappointment.
i.ast February a Copenhagen dis
I patch told about a. pamphlet having
been published by M. Hageman, a
, planter of the islands, who advocated
I their sale. He was pessimistic about
I their future. Their sanitary condition
i 'V!is bad. he said, infant mortality had
reached a rate of 621, per cent, while
the population, was decreasing at an
| alarming rate.
The decrease of population—most of
i the inhabitants are colored—is per
haps the best index of the gradual im
' poverishment of the Danish West In
’ dies. In 182S their population was
46/100; in 1841. 41.000; in 1S80. 32.000.
"'bile the census of 1911 fixed the num
ber at 27.086.
Absentee landlordism, combined witli
land monopoly, has induced poverty
ami discontent in the islands, and the
t people have cast envious eyes upon
; Porto iiico. from which they are sep
arated liy only a few miles of water,
j They have seen Porto Kico and her
people nourishing under American
| rule, while .the sugar plantations of
their own islands have steadily yield
ed less, and individually the people
have become poorer. The result is
j that many negroes have emigrated
from the Danish West Indies to Porto
i Iiico and the United States, and, hav
j ing tasted the benefits of American
government, they are undoubtedly
willing that their brothers still under
Danish rule should change their ulle
It would hardly be fair to accuse the
I»nn*jf of misrule In the West Indies.
Their failure, which is acknowledged
by their willingness to soil their trop
ical possessions, has been due to vari
ous causes, economic and social. It
was not many years ago that the Brit
ish government had to make grants to
several of its colonies in the West In
dies in order to avert financial disas
ter, and the Danish islands have had
to contend with the same economic
conditions, while possessing fewer na
tural resources than the British
If the United States takes control of
St. Thomas. St. Croix and St. John it
is probable that they will again be
come prosperous. The black matt will
take up tlie unused land he cannot get
now. new capital will go in, and the
sugar growers will have better facili
ties for marketing their crop—the sta
ple product of the islands. And the
islanders themselves will feel quite at
home with officials who speak English,
for they have always refused to use
Danish, the language of their rulers.
The Danish islanders have a meas
ure of self-government, and it is rea
sonable to assume that they would de
mand similar rights from the United
Like all islands of the West Indies
the Danish possessions have had a
checkered history. They chnnged
hands several times in the days when
the "nations of Europe fought for sea
power and a share of the wealth of
this hemisphere. Columbus discovered
the islands on his second voyage. They
were then inhabited by Caribs and
Aruwaks. In 16G7 St. Thomas waa
Cost of government meat inspection
is said to amount to four cents per
capita annually.
The Victoria Falls and Transvaal
Power Company (Ltd.), of Johannes
burg, is by far the largest power and
lighting company in South Africa, and
it supplies from its four large stations
nearly all the gold mines and reef
towns with .both power and light trans
mission being by three-phase long-dis
tance. 40,000 volts overhead. Distribu
tion is bv 20,000 volts under ground
and lO.OCli overhead.
In some of the small streams in the
interior of Honduras there is a quan
tity of small tisli whose eyes protrude
above the surface of the water, serv
ing probably us insect-huntiug peri
Among the Chinese a particular
species of dog is said to be reured for
the table. It is a small dog of a
greyhound shape, with a muzzle much
more elongated than in terriers. The
llesh of black dogs is preferred to
that of animals of any other color
on account of the greater amount of
nutriment the tiack dogs are supposed
l tc possess.
gfAAATJH v&rzTaxs? La
colonized by the Dutch, who were suc
ceeded by the English. Then came the
Danes, who have held the island
since 1671. St. John was settled by
the Danes in 1684.
Both the- Dutch and English settled
St. Croix in 1625, and in later years the
island was ruled by Spaniards and the
French. In 1653 Louis XIV sold St.
Croix to the Knights of Malta, and
they in turn gave way to the French
West India company in 1665.
The island proved to be a poor in
vestment and was abandoned by the
French in 1695, the whole population
going to Santo Domingo. St. Croix
was virtually uninhabited until 1733,
when the French sold the islands tc
the king of Denmark for §375,000.
The early prosperity of St. Thomas
was duo to the fact that in 1764 the
Danes declared it a free port, to which
all vessels might come. St. Thomas at
once became a distributing point for
much of the West India trade, and for
many years an immense business was
carried on there. Now there is a pos
sibility that a new and perhaps bright
er chapter will be added to the atari
time history of the port.
Front tlte deck of a vessel in the
harbor the town of Charlotte Amalie is
strikingly beautiful, covering three
spurs of a mountain clad in tropical
foliage. From the heights above the
town one may see on a clear day the
islands of Porto Rico. Bieques or the
Crab, and St. Croix In the distance, and
there are many other extensive views.
Sir Frederick Treves, the famous
British surgeon, in his book. "The
Cradle of the Deep,” calls Charlotte
Amalie the most picturesque town in
tlie whole sweep of the Windward
“The walls of the houses,' ne says
“are for the most part a dazzling
white. Some are yellow' or gray or
orange; certain of them are blue. The
roofs are always a generous bright
red. Between the houses and over
shadowing the roofs are clumps of
green trees. Here and there ^nn be
seen stone stairs climbing up through
the town, gardens with creeper-cov
ered walls, a tufted palm, a many
arched arcade, the balustrades of
shady terraces. Viewed from the sea
Charlotte Amalie would seem to be a
place for those who make holiday—all
gnyly tinted villas and palaces, where
the factory chimney, the warehouse
and the woeful suburb are unknown."
St. Thomas was a famous retreat of
buccaneers, one of whom was Teach,
or Blackboard, who had 14 wives.
Sir Frederick tells how Master
Teach was killed in a bloody duel on
the deck of his ship, and how his con
queror. Lieutenant Maynard of H. M.
S. Peerl, cut off his head and hung it
on the bowsprit of his sloop. “With
this strange ornament swinging from
the bows,” he adds, “and with 13 pi
rates safe in the hold. Maynard set sail
for Bath Town in North Carolina.
Here the 13 were promptly hanged.”
All of the Danish islands are of vol
canic origin and surrounded by coral
reefs. The surface of the land varies
from low coast plains to mountains,
but springs and streams are not plen
tiful and at times the country has
suffered severely from drought
Hie first sewing machine of which
there is authentic record was patented
in England in 1755, 81 years before the
first American machine.
The net investment of the United
States reclamation service at the be
ginning of the present fiscal year was
approximately $100,0(10,000.
W. C. Condit has completed 50 years
as pastor of Ashland (Ky.) Presbyter
ian church. He succeed'd his father
•nnd never has held any other pastotate.
It is said that the amethyst used to
be worn to promote temperance and
sobriety, the chrysolite to ward oft
fevers, the onyx worn round the neck
to prevent epilepsy, tho opal to cure
weak eyes and the topaz to cure in
flammation and keep the wearer from
Gold and copper Dells served as
money among the peoples of Mexico
and Central America before the time
of the American Indian. The gold
bells of Costa Rica are exquisite ex
amples of metal work; many of them
are modeled in the form of bird*,
monkeys and grotesque heads.
Commissioner of Health of Pennsyl
Reams have been printed about the
danger from the house fly. Despite all
that has been said it is a self-evident
fact that people do not understand how
real is the danger from these pests. If
they did a single season would be suf
ficient to wipe out the dangerous nui
sances. Let people once understand
the part that the fly plays in the trans
mission of disease and they will look
upon anyone who maintains a condi
tion which breeds them ns a public
enemy to be summarily dealt with.
There is much wasted advice about
swatting the fly and trapping the fly.
What we must learn to do is to exter
minate it by doing away with all
breeding places. _
While it has not been definitely
proven what the fly has to do with in
fantile paralysis, we have good reasou
:o believe that it takes a part in the
tpread of the disease. That they can
md do carry the germs of typhoid
'ever and other diseases we know. It
Js a wise mother who screens the
baby’s crib.
Thousands of children under one
year of age die annually who wouid be
saved if the fly were eliminated.
America Was Discovered by
St. Brendan, Irish Legend
I The first discoverer of America, ac
cording to a tradition firmly held by
some superstitious Irishmen, was St.
Brendan. Brendan lived in the sixth
century, and, according to legend,
fitted out a vessel and sailed west
ward in the hope of discovering an
\ island supposed to contain the para
dise once tenanted by Adam and Eve.
He was accompanied by 14 monks, and
the ship was “victualed for seven
After sailing forty days and forty
nights they came to an island, where
they found “a hall with tallies spread
with good meat and drink.” They
then sailed on .or a long time, and
came to another Island, “wherein were
the whitest and greatest sheep they
ever saw.” After stopping for a time
they proceeded with the voyage, and
came to a third island, called “the
paradise of birds." After wandering
about for seven years, from island to
island, St. Brendan and his monks re
timed to Irel: rd, where they aston
ished the natives by tales of the won
ders they laid seen.
In spite of the wild and improbable
features of this legend. It was for
] centuries accepted as truth, and the
; Spanish government sent out several
' expeditions in search of the islands of
St. Brendan. The St. Brendan legend
loaned one of the causes which led to
the discoveries made by Columbus.
■ "How do you conquer your elephants
when they get on a rampage?’’ queried
| the new reporter.
“Oh,” replied the manager of the
; menageries, “we have an ex-baggage
j master to look after them.”
“An ex-baggage master?” exclaimed
the astonished pencil pusher.
“Yes,” explained the other with a
look that indicated his sorrow for the
- other’s stupidity. “It requires a man
: who lias had experience as a t.unk
! smasher. See?”
Hot and Cold.
Omar—I made
a cool hundred at
the race track
last week.
Heiny — That’s
good. What did
you do with it?
Omar — Oh, it
soon burned a
hole in my
Equal Rights.
Xewed (a week after marriage)—By
the way, dear, don’t sit up for me to
night, as I may be detained downtown
.until after midnight.
Mrs. Newed—Oh, very well. And in
ease you should get home before I do,
kindly leave the gas burning in the
hall, will yon?" J
Somewhat Different.
“Has the parson got through with
what he had to say?” queried the man
who had been enjoying a nap.
“Yes, long ago," replied the man in
the adjoining pew, as he tried to
strangle a yawn, “but there is no tell
ing when he will conclude.”
Business Point of View.
“If I could write a play as great as
'Hamlet,' I would be content to rest
on my laurels,” said the ambitious
“And the chances are.” replied the
successful theatrical manager, “if you
Things You May Not Know. 0
Russia 1ms a land area of 197,155,
587 versts, equal to 8,147,118 English
square mile#, or one-seventli of the
land surface >f the glove.
The use of Sulphur of oxide on alum
inum wire lr- order to produce insula
tion for electrical purposes is being
adopted and 'he process is now being
applied to cdftper wire.
The yate, which is one of the hard
est woods of' Australia, seems to be
the strongest timber known, with an
average tensile strength of 24,000
pounds to the square inch, which ap
proaches iroc.
The game of baseball was seventy
years aid on September 23, according
to an authority who states that the
first game ever played took place in
1S45 on a vecant lot In what is now
lower New York city.
The oldest man in Louisiana Is dead
in the person of John Shay, one hun
dred and thirteen, who was born In
County Kerry, Ireland, served In the
Civil war ns a Union quartermaster
a^d then settled down In the Sunny
South. - -— .
—— -■-—
The whole problem of society, generally, is to determine to what
degree the mobility of the individual shall be restrained, predestinated
and merged in the aim of all the collectivity.
I translate this experience into the terms of our everyday life, and
I make it graphic to myself by thinking that every man has an imaginary
uniform, an imaginary uniform of his own measurements always in readi
ness in home or shop or office or in some public locker, that he may don at
call of his community, state or nation, or perhaps of a world need: when
under compulsion he goes to vote, to pay his taxes, to Sght against dis
honesty, inefficiency or waste, to inform himself upon public questions
or upon public duties; when, in short, he performs any one of the hun
dred offices that are required of him as an efficient unit in an organized
society. I am today a maker of meerschaum pipes, a peasant gathering
my harvest, a college professor, a surgeon. Tomorrow I slip on this
invisible garment, and 1 am a selfless, nameless, numbered patriot. And
the next day I am working at my delicate pipes again; I am back in
my field, or at my desk, or in my private laboratory; that is, if I am not
killed or wounded in battle or suffocated in the trenches.
Marguerite Clark.
Former comic opera star who stilled
her voice to become a player In the
silent drama.
- «
No Mail for Eight Months.
For eight months in the year no
mail reaches the coal miners in Spitz
bergen. but they are now able to get
the world news twice a day by wire
less telegraph.
Some Laugh at These
wrote a play as great as ‘Hamlet’ in
these days and times, you would bo
compelled to rest on your laurels for
lack of any other support.”
His Helpmate.
“Never mind,” said the poet as he
tossed the rejected poem on the floor,
“I'll set the world ablaze yet!”
"And just to help you get the con
flagration started,” said his better half,
as she picked up the Aforesaid MS.,
“I'll light the lire in the cook store
with tliis.”
“1 have lost the manuscript for n
book of poems that it took me nearly
five years to write,” sighed the long
haired party.
"Too bad!" rejoined his friend.
"But, of course, your loss is the pub
lic's gain.”
“I have fully
made up my mind
never to marry,”
said the first dear
“W hat’s the
matter?” queried
dear girl the sec
ond. “Has your
father lost all his <
Thought It Settled.
They had been trotting in double
harness for six long months.
“Why is it," queried the young wife,
“that you never make me any pres
ents, like you used to before we were
“Well, it’s like this,” explains the
victim of leap year, “after acquiring
a title to a piece of property, a mast
naturally supposes there are no mod;
installments to pay. Get me?”
Lace was known in Venice at ait
early period, and was not unknown tu
i the Greeks and fhe Homans.
[ In the discovery of phosphate of
lime deposits in the Banff National
park, Canadian Rockies, Consul Dre
her of'Toronoto states Canada Is much
interested in obtaining a domestic sup
ply of this fertilizer material.
An effort Is being made to convert
the picturesque Island of Terscholling,
on the northwest of Holland, and sep
rated from the Friesland by a nar
row strait, into u summer watering
place. It is already visited by several
hundred tourists each year, but lacks
certain conveniences which, it is ar
gued, might be readily supplied.
New Use for Motorcycle.
The adaptable motorcycle is now be
ing utilized efficiently in the street
cleaning service of Los Angeles. One
man on a motorcycle sweeper will do
the work of 20 men working by hand.
The sweeper is capable of a speed of
from two to twenty miles an hour, but
eight n^les is found the most efficient.
It carries its own dirt wagon, taking
up its dirt as gathered. Its brush is
00 inches wide and conies immediately
in front of the wheels. Its power is
Poultry Scratches
By C. S. Anderson of the Colorado
Agricultural College.
If you take pride in marketing good
eggs at a good priee, consider tlie fol
lowing :
Do not keep mongrel stock. They
are not high producers, and their eggs
are not uniform as to size and color.
Keei> laying liens separated from sit
ting hens.
Gather eggs twice dally in warm
The sale of infertile incubator eggs
never will help you to establish a high
er market price for your product.
Separate the male birds from the
tlock except (luring the breeding sea
son. Fertile eggs are poor keepers.
.Market eggs in a standard egg case.
Never haul to town over rough roads
or in an open basket or pan exposed
to the hot sun.
You will have a larger number of
“firsts" if you market at least twice
a week.
In keeping eggs, provide a dry, cool,
well ventilated place. Fertile eggs
must be kept below OS degrees to check
Eggs are affected easily by bad
odors. Do not keep in a musty grain
bin. or in the vegetable cellar, or
where they can absorb the odors of
heroseiie and gasoline.
In France Woman Usually
Is “Man” of the Family
The French woman is the “man” of
the family as a rule. This was illus
trated in our hotel in Paris, where
rnadnme attended to the office and ran
everything, while she kept her hus
band on the go from early till late do
ing the upstairs work. Practically all
tiie “chambermaids” in Pnris are men.
The first thing we noticed on reach
ing Paris was a woman cab driver.
Host of the street hucksters and vend
ers are women—but they are husky
specimens, who are well able to look
out for themselves. Some of the cries
of the hucksters arc very musicaL We
are specially taken with the call of
the fishwomen. who in announcing for
instance “boa maquereau”—“good
mackerel”—would sing a regular little
As you go along through Paris you
are struck with the large number of
women who run stores and all kinds
of enterprises. They invariably keep
strict accounts, and after closing
hours they will be seen poring over
their ledgers. It seems rather strange
that the French women should never
have made any special demand for
the suffrage or other “rights of wom
en”—perhaps because they realize that
they already rule the roost.—Paris
Letter in Pathfinder.
Clever Plants
The cleverness of some plants Is
indisputable. A sundew, or fly-eater,
deceived by a piece of chalk, seized
it in its tendrils, but upon discovering
the fraud immediately withdrew them.
A fly, held just out of its reach, did
not tempt it to move, but as soon as
it was brought a little nearer the plant
prepared to take possession of It
Darwin showed that a begonia had
a habit of searching for a hole to In
sert its tendrils into, and even of with
drawing the tendril to insert It In an
other hole, If the fir^t proved Unsuit
Nor is this power of selecting con
fined tc any particular class. Climbers
like the lianas will refuse to coll
round a branch not strong enough
to bear their weight.
David Cline of Philadelphia has com
pleted without nn accident 45 years ai
a railroad engineer.
Fashion’s Decrees.
Dark blue promises to be as smart
as ever.
Heavy embroidery distinguishes
some handsome gowns.
Shirred skirts are in evidence—but
are of many, many kinds.
New street and afternoon gowns are
frequently finished with soft, wide
One unusual frock had an apron of
satin in front and back—the gown It
self being of taffeta.
Orange and black stitching. In heavy
stitch, murks the backs of some of the
white glace kid gloves.
Some of the wrist*length glace gloves
of white have little cuff sections of
black lace, laid flat against the white
Gray ts a favorite color in the
gloves of the year. There are heavy
gray suede gloves, there are dressed
kid gloves in gray and there are gray
washable fabric gloves, all smart in
Mome girls giv. i ■■ utss as If tSte
were having 1: t ,< .1
Write for free booklet 'Points te be considered berere
purchasing a Sewing Machine.” Learn the facts.
For Sals or Trade
c,000 acre Saskatchewan Farm, witn com
plete equipment. Produced in 1915 over
.00,000 bushels. Value $100,000. Further
listings of Canada land desired.
DATERITC Watson E. Coleman,
i Ek | Ell I Patent Lawyel. Washington,
■ w D.C. Advice and books free.
Rates reasonable. Highest references. Best services.
German Idea That Makes Thei.’f
Trenches Only a Little Way From
Being Impregnable.
In the Atlantic Monthly Mr. Edward
Moriae describes a very clever im
provement the Germans have made in
their barbed-wire defenses. The
wires are usually fastened to wooden
posts, of course, but the Germans have
found a better support for them. He
“After we had taken the German
trench, our men set to work to remodel
it, shifting the parapet to the other
side, building little outpost trenches
and setting barbed wire. The latter
job was done in a wonderfully short
time, thanks to German thoroughness.
For tlie wooden stakes to which the
wire is tied they had substituted soft
iton rods, three-quarters of an inch
thick, twisted live times in the shape
of a great corkscrew. This screw twist
ed into the ground exactly like a cork
piiiler into a cork. The straight part
of the rod. being twisted upon itself
down and up again every ten inches,
formed six or seven small loops in a
height of about five feet. Into these
eyes the barbed wire was laid and
solidly secured with short lengths of
tying wire.
“First cutting the tying wire, we lift
ed the barbed wire out of the eyes,
shoved a small stick through one, and,
turning the rod with the leverage of
the stick, unscrewed it out of the
| ground, and then, reversing the proc
ess, screwed it in again. The advan
tage of tills rod is obvious. When a
shell falls in the midst of this wire
piotection, the rods are bent and twist
1 ed, blit unless broken off short they
always support the wire, and even
| after a severe bombardment present a
, serious obstacle to the assaulters. In
! such case wooden posts are blown to
! smithereens by the shells, and when
broken off they let the wire fall flat
to the ground.”
“That man we were just talking
! to seems to be perfectly normal,” re
! marked the visitor who was being
I shown over the insane asylum.
"And yet he’s one of the very worst
| cases we have,” replied the attendant.
"That man thinks he can get as many
miles out of a gallon of gasoline as
i the agent who sold hint his car said he
j could.”
Too True.
“John. dear. I wish you’d deave me.
some money to-day. l'v^ got a lot
of shopping to do.” , m r
“What do you need money for?
! You’ve got ctiarge accounts at three
! different stores.”
“For goodness sake! Don’t you
know yet that you can never And what
| you want at the store where you have
j a charge account?”
Sure-Thing Seekers.
“Some people consult fortune tell
ers about investments.”
“Yes," replied Mr. Dustin Stax. “But
; I can’t see any sense to the system.
■ A fortune teller who could give reli
[ able advice would quit work and get
: rich playing her own information.”
Courteous Agreement.
He—You may brag of your father’s
farming, but what did he know about
live stock? Now, there wasn’t any
thing that my father didn't know, es
pecially about raising mules.
She—Nobody would doubt that who
ever met you.
Its Usual Course.
“What’s this scandalous story all
I about, anyhow?”
| “I think it’s all about town.”
Two Fellows
are trying to
get ahead.
It’s easy to see who’ll win.
If you have any doubt
about coffee holding some
people bacik—in fact many—
leave the hesitating class, stop
coffee ten days, and use
This delicious pure food
drink, made of wheat, roasted
with a bit of wholesome mo
lasses, has a delightful, snappy
flavor. It is free from the
drugs in coffee and all harm
ful ingredients.
Postum is good for old
and young, and makes for
\ health and efficiency.^
“There’s a Reason”