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RICE FIELD IN
From trroi;rarli,ropytli:Ul, bjr Underwood , L'mlerwnoil.X, V.
Growing rice is one of the leading Industries of the natives of our Island
possessions In the far east. The above photograph shows a typical rice field
near the city of Manila. The Island In the distance is Corregidor.
SMITHY WINS A WIFE
THE FORMER CONVINCED THAT
HORSESHOES ARE LUCKY.
HclresE Takes Father's Horse to Shop
and Fallo In Love with Youth
Now "Driving a Tandem
Spokane, Wash. Lylo G. Cameron,
I ho young first nmto or Charles Sta
ley's horseshoeing parlors, on Main
avenue, Is convinced horseshoes are
lucky. Ho has returned this verdict
because It was a young woman's quest
for horseshoes which made him the
happiest man In tho world. It was only
u few days slnco that she consented
to allow him to provide shoes for her,
us well as her horse, In tho future.
Cameron took out a license to wed
Miss Edna West, 21, and now, as tho
husband expresses It, they are "driv
ing a .tandem for life."
"Whether I build a houso or rent
one," said Cameron, "ono prominent
feature or the Interior decorations will
be horseshoes. Wherever ono looks I
nni going to havo a good luck sign.
Just to do tho thing up right I think
I'll havo all tho doors nnd windows
fashioned in tho shapo of horseshoes."
it was while Staley's stalwart smith
was hammering away on an anvil back
in Virginia, Minn., a year ago that his
eyes first encountered those of Miss
West, daughter of n rich resident or
the mining town. Whllo sho was
driving ono or her father's high stop
pers about town ono summer's day tho
boiso threw a shoo. Sho drovo Into
Cameron's shop to havo It replaced.
Cameron did tho Job up to tho
queen's taste, at least sho smilingly
paid It was all right. They exchanged
significant glances when sho loft. Then
and thorn tho courtship commenced.
Sho was fair to look upon. Camer
on's brown eyes and broad shoulders
looked Rood to her.
Cameron becamo ambitious. lie
longed to bo making about twice as
much money as his trade was thoh
netting. Hearing of a good opening In
Spokane, where peoplo pay moro for
horseshoeing, Cameron camo west, hut
not until ho had nrrlved at an under
standing with Miss West.
"Sho said nho was willing to do team
work with mo as long ns It was a
horso npieco," explained Cameron, "so
when I wired her to como oil sho was
Judge Says Residences of Wealthy
Cannot Bo Copyrighted.
San Rafael, Cnl. it Is now tho
sacred law of Marin county that
homes of architectural rarity may be
duplicated. Superior Court Judge Lon
nou has ruled that-Armond do Cour
tloux, a butcher, may lmvo built for
him tho samo sort of houso that F. V.
Madison, an attorney practicing In
San Francisco, dwoll3 In. Tho court
also hold that Edgar Mtithows, the
architect or San Francisco may dupli
cate his designs, for, Judgo Lonnon
held, Mathews has a certain personali
ty which ho oxpresses In tho housos
ho builds, and to restrain this person
ality by an injunction would mean to
deprive him of his means of livelihood
and stlflo art.
Tho question of architecture camo
up In an injunction suit brought by
Madison to restrain Mathows from
constructing for Do Courtloux, tho
local butchor, a homo near tho Mndl
son domlcllo on tho same quaint Hues
that had mado tho Madison mansion
u joy. Madison claimed thnt tho pe
culiar old English cut of his homo
should not bo duplicated. Judge Lon
"If this Injunction woro granted It
would havo tho practical effect ff l'ut'
ready for tho hell, and she camo down
the stretch on the North Coast Lim
ited without a break. I was waiting
nt tho depot when sho crossed tho
tape, and wo decided to double up ns
soon as possible. She's tho finest girl
thnt ever stepped Into shoo leather,
and I didn't keep her waiting at tho
church, you can bet on that."
$100 DILL BED FOR MOUSE.
Bank Clerks Spend Several Hours
Trying to Locate Shortage.
Oklahoma City, Okla. For a short
time groat excitement prevailed In tho
First Stato bank of Prague over the
discovery of a conslderablo loss of
.The shortage was found when tho
books were balanced nt tho close of
banking hours. Tho clerks spent sev
eral hours trying to locnto the short
age, but wero unsuccessful.
U. F. Whltmoro, president, con
ceived an Idea that tho money might
havo fallen down behind tho base
board. Ripping It up with a hatchet,
ho found tho money.
A mouse had It for a bed a $100
bill nnd a $10 bill for a pillow.
Tho animal had gotten It oft the
counter nnd took It to Its hiding
place. Tho mother mouso had Just
given birth to hair a dozen little ones.
TO COOK ON THE MARCH.
Russian Stew Pot Will Be Used by
United States Army.
Washington. In nny futuro cam
paigns In which tho American army
may be engaged tho Russian stewpot
Is to stand next to tho colors In Im
portance. Tho commlssnry depart
ment after much thought hns decided
upon that order of precedence.
The Russian pot Is a recent discov
ery, so far as the subsistence officers
aro concerned. Tho Russians havo
known of it a long time nnd used it In
Manchuria. The only objection to It
there was thnt It was too empty. It
has been adopted hero as a part of tho
Tho pot Is put on wheels and It has
a firebox so that tho making or n
savory stew can proceed during tho
last few minutes of n march and bo
ready for tho tired soldiers when they
go Into camp.
Homes of Rich.
ling Architect Mathews out of busi
ness, becauso his personality expresses
itself In a certain typo of houso, and
this Injunction seeks to restrain him
from constructing that type. Tho ap
plication for n restraining order Is
WOMAN ACTIVE FARMER AT 84.
Personally Directs All the Work on
Her 160-Acre Tract.
Illllsboro, Oro. Mrs. Rebeccn
Tonguo, 81 years old, personally con
ducts tho operations on a ICOacro
tract of cultivated lands on tho plains
north of tho city. Sho does her own
planting and directs two hired men
tho year round; does her own houso
work; markets her butter nnd eggs,
nnd from tho Incomo of theso two
products alone, together with veals,
pays for nil her help. This lcavos her'
tho Income rrom tho product or tho
ontlro farm, not.
Mrs. Tonguo camo to Washington
county from England 4S years ago,
and all this tlmo has resided on this
phico. Sho Is at present having plans
drawn for building n largo fnrmhouso,
tho old ono having burned some
months ago. Tho homo placo Is now
worth $100 per aero nnd Mrs. Tonguo
has a snug batik account.
RECENT CENSUS SHOWS FEW OF
REAL STOCK LEFT.
Total Disappearance Seems Not Far
Distant Cape Cod, Mass., Center
of Yankeedom, Where They
Still May Be Found.
Providence, Mass. Recent census
Investigations, together with the result
of genealogical researches, havo
brought to light the surprising fact
that the real Yankee Is fast disappear
ing. I.Ike his predecessor, the Antorli
can Indian, this original stuck of the),
llrst white settlers In New England Is,
passing, with this difference, that
while the Indian has been eliminated
tho Yankee Is being absorbed.
Abrmul, particularly In England, the
custom still holds of referring to nil
Americans as Yankees, and this nc
counts for the survival of n term
which will soon havo no real applica
tion The day Is not far distant, Iti
Nsould seem, which will mark the last
of the real Yankees, when a chronicler
mny tell of their passing as Cooper
told of the last of tho Mohicans.
Indeed, tho disappearance of Uie
real Yankee from Now Englnnd Is In
tnniiv ways similar to tho disappear
ance of the Indian. Each race In turn,
alter dominating n very lnrgo terri
tory, centered more and more In ono
small district. With tho red men of
New Englnnd this was tho territory
on which King Philip mado his last
stand; with tho Yankee It Is Capo Cod.
On Cape Cod, Indeed, tho Yankee la
still to be found. It was there that he
llrst settled, nnd It seems likely It h
there that he will last survive, i'oi
moro than 200 years this sandy spll
of land has been tho center of Yankee
dom, genoratlqri following generatloi
with less change In all that time thur
has occurred in the last two decades
It waB at Provlncetown thnt the I'll
grlms landed nearly three centuries
ago, so thut the cape comes naturallj
by its Yankeo stock. Indeed, It Is onl
of recent years that Capo Cod has fell
tho encroaching effect of modernity
From this Hen-washed stretch or lane
the early Yankees sailed forth to covei
tho world of trado with their licet ol
clipper ships, just as their forefathers
did from tho "tight Httlo Island" oc
tho opposite side of tho Atlnntic.
These original Yankees took to the
sea like young ducks, almost as soon
ns they wero able to loavo their moth
er's wing. They manned anil officered
the little home-built merchantmen,
which sailed from Hoston and tho New
England ports in tho colonial days.
Tho Infant navy of tho colonies In tho
revolution was alive with them In
every sense of tho word. During the
war of IS 12 scarcoly an able-bodied
man remained In n capo vlllago; young
nnd old they wore nflont, either in tire
regular service or on privateers, tc
harass tho British ling on the high
Thereafter, from tho closo of that
conflict through the civil wnr and until
tho late seventies, wherever nn Amer
ican ship was cruising and that was
In almost every sea her skipper,
mates and crewmen wero likely to bo
Capo Coders, born and bred.
Later in life. If they escaped the
perils or storm and wreck, and mutiny
and hostllo natives, they becamo ship
owners. Then they maintained, somo
or them, ofTlces In Hoston or Now
York or Now Hedford, nnd their fleets
sailed forth and enmo homo laden. Tho
foundations of somo of America's
greatest fortunes woro mado in this
Hut whether fleet owners or moro
sea captains, they ono nnd all cher
ished a love for tho sturdy sand spit
which had been their homo and In
tended somo day to return to It and
settle down. Thnt they did this tho
hundreds of handsome, Mibstnntin
dwellings on the capo now testify. 1
is n curious fact that In tho old daytl
there was scarcely a houso on tho
main street of n Capo Cod vlllago
which was not the homo of a "captain"
somebody or other.
That was Yankeedom ns It used to
be. Hut Cnpo Cod has changed great
ly In tho lust quarter of a century. Its
sons no longer go to sea. Thoro nro a
few steamship captains In nctlvo ser
vice and a few a very few skippers
or Ashing schooners. Hut oven the
fishing Industry has loft tho capo to
find new quarters at Gloucester or
Hoston. Cranberry growing nnd the
taking of summer bonrders aro tho
chief occupations In tho capo villages
CATS TO DEFEAT PLAGUE.
Japanese Discovery Puts New Value
on Tom and Tabby,
Washington. As a rosult of recent
discoveries mado by tho niarlno bos
pltal scientists and health officials of
tho Japaneso government thoro Is
about to bo n strong bull movement
in tho cat market.
It has boon proven that tho feline
family is Immuno from tho ravages of
the bubonic plague, and that the most
effective wny or eradicating tho dls
caso rrom nil Oriental countries and
certain Pncillc coast states Is to sot
Ioobo an army or pussies to wngo war
to death on rats and chipmunks, tho
medium through which tho disease
spreads most rapidly, whllo it hns been
found that cats dovour infocted sped,
ments nud grow fnt on thorn.
As a consequenco, the Marino hos
pital otllclals advise all who havo
"Thomases" mid "Tablthas" with font
sound legs and good eyes to "hok
them for a rlbo."
OLD "VIRGINIA TRAILER."
Odd Looking Vehicle Once Popular
Type of Land Craft.
Jvansns City, Mo Coorgo W. Mc
Canuo of Jackson villi, Mo., Is I he
owner of a queer looking laud craft. In
tho days of Its making (ISM) It wns
known ns i 'Virginia Trailer." It was
built for tho trail lo the west, and
represents ten times the amount of
labor that 't, put upon the very strong
est nml best wagons of today. The
tires around the lenr wheels are live
feet six Inches In diameter, nnd are
made of hammered lion. After thou
Hands of miles of tiavel tho tires are
three-fourths of an Inch thick, two
Inches broad anil the four weigh over
The wagon was constructed In Lin
coln county, Kentucky, by William
McCnnne, for the purpose of lemovlng
his family of six children and his
Wagon Known as "Virginia Trailer."
household goods to Mlssoml. Two
blacksmiths hammered out Iron bars
for all the braces, lings, straps and
hub bauds. The picture shows the
feed box on the tongue, where It was
placed when the oxen wero feeding.
Whllo on the journey tho feed box
was bolted to the rear end. Thero
were two "booms." across which can
vas was fastened to protect the fam
ily. To drnw this ponderous vehicle from
Kentucky to Missouri Mr. McCanno
used two yoke of oxen and a span of
horses. The wagon had a capacity of
six tons of freight.
Arriving in Missouri, Mr. McCanno
took up liOO acres of laud at the gov
ernment valuation of $1.25 per acre.
Much of this land Is yet In the hands
of his descendants. Jacksonville, for
tho most purl, Is built upon the
Mr. McCanno, the maker of the wag
on, was a veteran of the war of 1812.
It has bp"ii estimated that were a
modem wagon factory given the con
tract to duplicate the "Virginia Trail
er," using only hammered Iron, and
making mortises Instead of holes, It
would cost nearly $1,000. The ancient
vehicle was constructed with thought
ful care for oveiy emergency. The
hubs for the rear wheels nro nearly as
largo as heor kegs, being 20 Inches In
length and ten Inches In diameter.
Tho bed Is 1C reet from end to end.
Tho "Virginia Trailer" was modeled
Romowhnt after the army wagoiiB used
In the last war with Croat Hrltaln.
Every piece of wood about it is thick
and nearly ns hard as Iron. Tho ball
from no Indian rifle could penetrate
It, and a ring of such wngons, defend
ed by Amerlcnn pioneers, would form
an impregunble fortification against
their copper-colored enemies. A modi
fied form of tho early day army wagon
wns made In Virginia for long dis
tance travel to the west nnd else
where, and from this comes the name.
COMMEMORATE NOTED DEBATE.
Tablet Unveiled on Seml-Centennlal of
Jonesboro, 111. Tho soml-centonnlal
celebration . of the great debate be-
Monument Commemorating Famous
I ween Abraham Lincoln and Stephen
A. Douglas nttracted a lnrgo crowd the
other day. It is estimated that 10,000
peoplo attended tho celebration, which
was hold In tho Union county fair
grounds nnd In connection with the
county fair. Tho crowd assembled un
der tho samo massive oak trees which
sheltered tho famous contestants and
their nudlcnco 00 yenrs ago.
A native bowlder of white limestone
weighing 5,000 pounds, Inscribed;
"September IB, 18G8, Lincoln and
Douglas Debate, September 115, 190S,"
has been erected upon the exact spot
whero tho debaters stood. The serv
ices woro impressive. Tho tablot was
unveiled by Miss Lllllnn Lanier of
Tho unveiling was followed by a
Bpeech by Judge Monroo C. Crawford
of Jonesboro, In which ho presented
tho tablet to the historical society of
Thoro were present CO persons who
heard the original debate CO years ago
and who cherished a distinct memory
of that occasion.
Calob Watts of Lily Pad, Pa., who
raises frogs for tho market, gets tho
best results by feeding them ou llvor,
cornmeal aud files,
I r DEBATE' WWA
Sunday School Leuon for Oct. II, 1908
Specially Arrnncod tor Tills Pnpar
I.K8HON THNT t t Mil oiiIcIom 17:1-11.
Mt'inory mmki'H It, H
UOI.niJN TI'.XT TIuto Imth not
fnih-il one uoi it of nil IiIh good promlsoM."
I K'Iiikm S !.
TIM I-:. About tin inlililli' of David's
ii'lKu. Nut lung iiftcr I In- nil. wns lituiight
PHiiPIICTS. Nullum, now Urol nwn
lloili'il, unit (tint who IiiiiI liri'li With Hu
ll. I l.i liW csllr
Tlu ii'i-uiiil piM'Inil nf Duvlit'ft ri'lgn.
Comment and Suggestive Thought.
David, In his liingnlllcent palace ol
cedar, looked out upon tho placo ol
worship for tho tuition nnd saw only
a tent, which must soon decay, as tho
Mosaic tent had decayed. It did not
seem light and llttlug that any private
house, even n king's should be more
beautiful and costly than Cod's house.
It did not honor Coil nor religion. The
prophet llaggal (1:1), live centurion
Inter, uttered the Lord's rebuke to his
people, "Is It time for you. O ye, to
dwell in your celled houses, nnd this
house lie waste?"
The king, with u noble longing for
the good of his people and the honor
or (loll, desired to build u templo that
would worthily express tho nation's
feelings toward their Cod and
strengthen their religious moral llfo
Accordingly ho consulted with Nathan
V. 2. "Nnthun mild . . . Do all
that Is in thine heart; for Cod is with
thee." David's deslro was right.
V. :i. "The samo night, . . . the
word of Cod came to Nathan." In u
vision (2 Sam. 7: 17.)
Tho prophet was right In tho iissur
anco that the object of David's desire
wns pleasing to Cod, but there wns
need or light upon the best wny of ac
complishing It. Cod lint! a belter an
swer to Dnld's prayer than David
V. I. "Thou shall not." Eniphiislze
the pronoun "THOU shall not build
me u house lo dwell In." It iiliull ho
built, but not by David's bunds.
There Is a deep lesson for un in
Cod's treatment of David's plan. We
are tempted to do a right thing In a
wrong way, or a second best way.
Cod approved of Jacob's possessing
tho birthright, hut not of his method
of obtaining It. Tho early Christians
were light in their expectation of the
fact of the early coming again of
Christ, but not necessarily of the exact
method of his coming. Cod approves
of our desire for tho conversion of
men. for the unity of the church, for
the reformation of the land from cer
tain evils, but that does not necessari
ly carry with It his approval of every
method nnd saying of revivalists mid
Instead of David's building a house
for Cod, Cod will build u houso for
David. "I toll thee . . . tho Lord
will build theo an house." The om
phasls Is on thee. His descendants
shnll ho on tho throim for evermore.
V. 1. "I will notlle him In mine
houso and In my kingdom Tor over."
Tho real kingdom or Cod consists ol
his people, gradually increasing In
numbers, in character, in power rot
good, till the kingdom shall include
tho wide, wide woild, the spirit unl
temple in which Cod dwells, nud is
worshiped by all creation for evermore.
Through the whole history of Judah
there was but one dynasty, whllo in
tho Northern Kingdom there wore
seven different dynnstles In their l'J
"After the destruction of tho templo
and the extinction of David's dynasty
lu Jerusalem, the writer In Chronicles
nnd tho post-exlllnn Prophets regnrd
the promise as 'Still In force, and still
In process of fiilllllnient to tho seed
of David, with no limit to its eternal
operation." This was the period of
transition from the formal to tho spir
itual, but iiouo the less real, kingdom
and Inheritance of David. Tho com
plete fulfillment was lu Jesus Christ,
"great David's gi enter Son." In the
works of Kell, "Tho posterity of David
could only last forever by running out
in a person who lives forever; that Is,
by culminating In the Messiah, who
lives forovor, and or whoso kingdom
thero Is no end." "The prediction or
Halaam, of a scepter aud star arising
out of Jacob, Is now to be unfolded
In tho scepter or Dnvld's line." Tho
New Testament ropentedly speaks of
Jesus as tho son or David, and Inher
itor or tho promises (Luko 1:31-3:1;
20:11-11; Acts 2:2'J-:!1; 13: 22, 23.) '
Soon after Clulst's death, authority
and almost oxlstciico as a soparato na
tion wns taken nway from tho Jows, nt
the destruction of Jerusalem. Hut bo
fore this tlmo Christ set up his king
dom, which wns David's kingdom, in
.mother form, for David's kingdom wns
In his time tho visible kingdom or Cod
In tho world. And thus David's king
dom, through Ills descendant nnd heir,
still continues, nud will abldo forever,
bringing all nations nud peoples under
Its sway, and inoie than realizing all
tho visions of glory which, filled tho
God will answer our sincere prnyors
hut often In n bettor wny than wo had
planned for ourselves.
Note tho glorious blessings Coi
promised to bestow In plnco or tho
small ono ho refused, a spiritual tern,
plo for ono of stono; nn etornnl tenii
plo instead of a decaying ono; a houso
built by Cod Instead of ono for hlnr
Most of tlieBo blessings It was Inii
posslblo for David to recolvo Iri their
fullness during his lifetime. And tho
very blessings ho hud asked for worq
granted In a better way, at a bettor
uttlly.Uispols Lolds nndncaa
aches tltio hi Constipation;
Acts naturally, acts truly as
Beit forMcnMmipn nnd Clulti
ren-younj anil Old.
et its Ijenejieinl Effects
Always Duy.tne Genuine vliicli
hasilio jull name qfthc Com
Eo Strup Co.
by whom it i. manuuichireil.printcil on he
trout ot riry (incisure.
SOLD BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS,
one size onjy, rcjfuW prico 50tj.rlollle.
NAME WAS A COMPROMISE.
Explanation of Remarkable Corjno
men of Nevada Town.
A Nevada man having cxtonslvo
mining claims In tho goldflold region
tells of a lucky strike that wns mado
last year near Carson City, a Btrlko
that proved to bo of such promlso that
n goodly sized camp Immediately
sprang up around It.
Tho two principal mlno owner
wore, respectively, nn Irishman and
n Jew, nud ns n compliment to theso
lending citizens tho camp decided to
leavo to them tho bestowal of a suit
nblo nnmn upon tho now community.
Thoro followed tunny conrcroncca
between tho two, nono or which result
ed In an agreement. Tho Irishman
Btood out ror a name that would Bug
gost his natlvo Islo, whllo tho Jew wan
Just as insistent, on his part, for a
nnmo that should ho Btiggestivo of tho
chosen people. This deadlock con
tinued no long thnt tho rent or tho
enmp grow restless, nnd flnnlly instat
ed that thero should bo a compromise.
So tho now camp wus called "Tlppom
SPORTING TERMS ILLUSTRATED.
Two to one; bar one.
Ono or tho fat-Inclined men of Now
York hnB a novel method or keeping
himself in flno fettle. It is a push-nnd-pull
cxerclso. In tho basement ot
his homo, which linn a level concroto
floor, ho hna Installed sovcrnl wheeled
obJoctB. Ono Is ii safe weighing two
tons. Another is a box or chains that
used to belong on n Stntcn Island fer
ry boat ns a bnlnnce; it wcXghs 9,000
pounds. SHU another Is a cast-off bul
lion cart that used to do duty in tho
assay olllco; it weighs 1,000 pounds,
but mny bo loaded with pljTiron up to
15,000 pounds. Tho oxerclBo consists
In pulling nnd pushing these vehicles
over tho floor, nnd, Judging by tho de
velopment of our friend, it Ib effective.
Ills genornl strength Ib prodigious,
nnd thero Is no musclo-blndlnc Now
How It Felt.
An Irish mab.1 In tho Bcrvlco of a
Washington family recently sought
permission of hor mistress to take
un afternoon off for tho purpose of
consulting a dentist.
Upon her return, tho mistress said:
"Well, Rosalie, did you havo tho
"I did, mum."
"And what did tho dentist fill it
with gold or nmnlgnm?"
"I don't know Just what It was,
mum; but from tho wny I fcol, I
should think it was with thunder and
But Tells Facto About Postum.
"Wo havo used Postum for tho past
eight years," writes n Wis. lady, "and
drink It thrco times a day. Wo novcr
tiro of It.
"For sovcrnl years I could scarcely
eat anything on account of dyspopsla,
bloating after meals, palpitation, sick
hendacho In fact wns In such misery
and distress I tried living on hot water
and toast for nearly a year.
"I had quit coffco, tho cause or my
trouble, and was using hot water, but
this was not nourishing.
"Hearing of Postum I began drink
ing it and my allmonts disappeared,
and now I cun cat anything I want
"My parents and husband had about
tho sumo expcrlonco. Mother would
otton suffer after eating, whllo yet
drinking coffco. My husband was a
great coffco drinkor nnd suffered from.
Indigestion and headache.
"Aftor ho stopped coffco nnd began
Postum both ailments left him. Ho
will not drink anything elso now and
wo havo It threo tlmos a day. I could
wflto moro but am no gusher only,
Btato plain facts."
Nanio given by Postum Co., Hattlo
Creek, Mich. Head "Tho Itoad to
Wellvlllo," In pkgs. "Thoro'B a Iteason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
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