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v; The Commoner. 8 Vol. a, No; 18. . THE HOME DEPARTMENT. Dr. (lootlchecr's Remedy Feel out of kilter, do you? Nothing goes to suit you, qulto? Sklos soom sort of dark and clouded, Though tho day Is fair and bright? JUyos affected, fall to notice Beauty spread xm every hand? .Hearing so impaired you'ro missing Songs of promise, sweet and grand? i No, your caso is not uncommon, "lis a popular distress; Though 'tis not at all contagious, Thousands have it, more or less; But It yiolds to simple treatment, And is oasy, qulto, to cure If you follow my directions, Convalescence, quick, is suro. ,Tako a bit of cheorful thinking, Add' a portion of content, And, with both, lot glad ondeavor, , Mixed with oarncstness, bo blout; ,Thcso with caro and skill compounded Will produce a magic oil That is bound to cure, if takon With a lot of honest toll. If your heart is dull and heavy, If your hope is palo with doubt, Try this wondrous Oil of Promise, For 'twill drlvo tho ovll out. Who will mix it? Not the druggist From tho bottles on his shelf; Tho ingredients required You must find within yoursolf. Nixon Waterman, in May "Success." along In tho opposite direction. The old man bado them pause for a mo ment, questioning thorn as to whither they woro going, and tho youths an swored in one voice "To tho City of Success!" Tho old pilgrim looked up on them gravely. "I have sought," ho replied, feebly, "over tho most part of tho world for tho city of which you speak. Three such pairs as you seo now on my feot have I worn out upon this pilgrimage. But all this while I have found no city. Yestertido I fainted from tho exhaustion by tho roadway, and as I lay thero I seemed to hear an angel saying, 'Behold, tho City of Success lies at ovory man's threshold, and there be no need for him to journey far In its search.' "And now I am going back, after all theso years, to my llttlo mountain homo, and, God willing, I shall find thoro my appointed task." The Brown Book. What Is Economy. There is an idea prevalent that eco nomy and saving are allied terms, but tho Idea is false.- Economy and sav ing may bo, but are not necessarily one. .Sometimes economy is spending and spending with a liberal hand. Economy Is tho wise uso of tho mater ial ono has. To save a dollar and waste one's norvous enorgy to tho point of exhaustion is tho grossest extravagance. This is ono of tho les sons which Is hardest for a woman to learn. Sho can gauge tho comparative valuos, however, In this way if she "will. Tho essential things are those which abido and which ono has In himself, beyond all changes of for tune and of time. Whatever Improves these, adds to them, enriches them, Is something worth gaining and to ob tain it la wise' economy. Whatever ."weakens It or lessons it is false eco nomy. It mattors little in tho course of a life whether one has a rufflo more or less or not; It mattors much wheth er in seeking for that adornment one has grown so weary that cross words have come. Every strain of that kind, If it comes as the result of trying to save, has cost moro than it saved. It is a wise economy, whatever it costs, which saves one's nature whole and sweet, one's brain clear and keen, one's body responsive to one's will and one's entire being in perfect tune iwith the Infinite. This is tho only economy and to put ono's self In this condition is the wise expenditure of time, strength, will and money, ono economizes too much in the essentials. Our eyes become blinded until wo loso just valuos or wo look at things from a wrong perspective, so that we do not seo what is tho essential. Only that which is genuine Is essential. That lasts.' The false fades. The rule is true, no matter where it is applied. fThe Household. Sociability In the Home A strangor might often Infer that we camo together at dinner simply to feed and were unablo to relax In mind until tho feeding oporation was done. For tho sake of good digestion, as well as good fellowship, let us hayo a cheerful, bright interchange of ideas at our table. Wo may not all be brilliant conversationalists, but it will bo strange if wo cannot think of some kind and pleasant remarks, some cur ious and laughable incidents, or bring some interesting and fruitful result of our exporienco from tho busy world outside. In one home every person is required to tell some funny story at dinner and no one is heard, if he ut tora words of -fault-fining -; Dinner hero is an event welcomed by each member of the family, and for that time are saved all the Interesting inci dents of the day. This is a custom which might profitably be adopted by. others. Even a child, if properly en couraged and never snubbed, will learn to talk well and to find a bit of news or story worth telling. Selected. Clean the Cellar. With all the rest of the May work, do not forget to clean out tho cellar. Warm weather is near at hand. Warm weather and old cabbage stumps, po tatoes, vegetables and other matter that are subject to decay do not go well together. Lots of folks pay out money to tho doctor who might bet ter pay It for cleaning out the cellar. Farm Journal. A Simple Hair Tonic. In a pint of rain water stew one half pound of rosemary for five or six hours. Strain through muslin, and, when cold, add a quarter of a pint of bay rum. Bottle and rub well into tne roots of tho hair night and morning. Massaging the skin o.tho head with tho finger-tips strengthens the hair and helps to make it stop coming out The Gentlewoman. Finding One' a Task. r rA party of youths wore pressing for ward with eager feet along the road .that led out of the mountain into tho great world below. Thoy were travel ing toward gold and sunshine and fame, spurred on by that mysterious Impulse which through the ages has ever drawn men and nations westward. 'And as thoy journoyed they met an old man, shod with iron, tottering The Girl Who Helps Her Mother. Useful people everywhere, Kindly sister, loving brother; But the girl to me most fair Is tho one who helps her mother! i . She may have a homely face. Nothing fine her form to cover; But there's beauty and there's grace In the girl who helps her mother! Sho will one day reign a queen In all hearts that do discover; For alas! she's rarely seen, Is tho girl who helps her mother! B. S. L. Thompson. What Is Home. Recently a London magazine sent out 1,000 Inquiries on the question, "What is home?" In selecting the classes to respond to tho question it was particular to see that every one was represented. Tho poorest and the richest were given an equal opportun ity to express their sentiments. Out of 800 replies received seven gems were selected, as follows: 1. Home A world of strife shut out, a world of love shut in. 2. Home The placo where the small are great and the great are small. 3. Home The father's kingdom, tho mother's world and the child's paradise. 4. Home The placo where wo grumble most and are treated the best. 5. Home The center of our affec tions round which our heart's best wishes twine. 6. Home The place where the stomachs get three square meals daily and our hearts a thousand. 7. Home The only place on earth where the faults and fallings of Hu manity are hidden under the sweet mantle of charity. "Pass." A father said unto his hopeful son, "Who was Leonidas, my cherished one?" The boy replied, with words of ardent nature, "Ho was a member of the legislature." "How?" asked the parent; then the youngster saith, "He got a pass, and held her like grim death." "Whose pass? What pass?" the anx- ious father cried; "'Twas the'r monopoly," the boy re plied. In deference to the- public we must state The boy has been an orphan since that date. "-' Eugene Ware. ' Good Thoughts. There is a good deal of moral sup port in a nice gown and hat. The nest embodies all that is great est in a bird's life, as the home does the man's life. Golf is better than medicine and will make over the poor tired body and the fagged-out mind. "Little Red Riding Hood" was written by Charles Porrault, a French author, who published it in 1697. Access to books is an open door to wide knowledge, to a disciplined mind, and to immense extension and variety of interests. The four-year presidential term is not unlike the four-mile rowing race: it is a test not only of strength and skill, but also of endurance. In order to be in perfect health one must be temperate in eating. The meals should always be regular. Reg ularity is one of the golden rules of a well-ordered life. A child's mind is like a shallow brook which ripples and dances mer rily over the stony course of its edu cation and reflects here a flower, thero a bush, yonder a fleecy cloud. La dies' Home Journal. The Spacious Firmament on High The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land Tho work of an Almighty hand. I Soon as the evening shades prevail, Tho moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth: Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets In their turn Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though in solemn silence all I Will Cure You of Rheumatism No pay until you know it. After 2,000 experiments, I have learned how to cure Rheumatism. Not to turn bony joints into flesh again;: that is impossible. But I can cure who disease always, at any state, and for- ever. I ask for no money. Simply write mo a postal and I will send you an order on your nearest druggist for six bottles of Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Cure, for every druggist keeps It. Use it for a month, and if it does what I claim pay your druggist $5.60 for it. If it doesn't I will pay him myself. I have no samples. Any medicine that can affect Rheumatism with but a few doses must be drugged to the verge of danger. I use no such drugs. It is folly to take them. You must get the disease out of the blood. My remedy does that, even in the most difficult, obstinate cases. No matter how impossible this seems to you, I know it and I take the risk. I have cured tens of thousands of case in this way, and my records show that 39 out of 40 who get those six bottles pay, and pay gladly. I have learned that people in general are honest with a physician who cures them. That is all I ask. If I fail I don't expect a penny from you. Simply write me a postal card or letter. Let me send you an order fos tho medicine. Take it for a month, for it won't harm you anyway. If it cures, pay $5.50. I leave "that entirely to you. I will mail you a book'" tat tolls how I do it. Address Dr. Shoo?, Box 515, Racine, Wis. '' Mild cases, not chronic, are often cured by one or two bottles. . ' At' all druggists. Move round this dark terrestrial ball.; What though no real voice nor sound amidst their radiant orbs bo found; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice; Forever singing, as they shine, "The hand that made us is divine." Joseph Addison. The Facts are Wanted. The atrocities in the Philippines concern the honor not of the army alone, but of the whole American peo ple. The people demand the facts. The facts are not to be obtained through General Chaffee and an army board acting under the instructions of the secretary of war, who is himself implicated, as he has suppressed the reports giving an account of the atro cities. Nor will the people be satis fied with the president's personally; reviewing the findings of the army board and tho evidence brought be fore it. The president is an interested party, as he must have known of Secretary Root's suppression of re ports. The people look to congress. The senate, under the leadership of men like Senator Culberson, is man fully doing its part. It was Senator Culberson who unearthed tho sup pressed Gardener report and the sup pressed report of the governor of Ba tangas, in which province 100,000 out pf a population of 300,000 have per ished. Facts like Captain Glenn's burning a peaceful town of 2,000 In habitants, held until his arrival by a comoral and nlvtAon man -nrt.ni disturbance, are coming to light. Tho leading natives were tortured, and the remaining inhabitants who had not been put to death were left to die of starvation. When all of the facts ?JV?nlout and th0 responsibility - IS fiXOd. tho Amnrfnnn nonrJn ,ni . I tnat a proper punishment is meted out .lumuusurato with these crimes. Houston Post.