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MARPLOT OF CUPID
.Each Supposed the Other to Be
Another Until Properly
Dy NELLIE CRAVEY GILLMORE.
Malzlo Shuttloworth was In a flut
ter of excitement. She held n long,
creamy cnvclopo In one hnnd and a
utaeot of lettor-pnper In tho othor.
The latter contained the magic con
tents: "Cedar Park, April tenth.
"My dear Olrl:
"Come and tnko dinner with mo on
Tuesday evening, quite Informolly. I
have naked only ono othor guest; that
delightful young follow I have been bo
anxious for you to moot and to have
"Lot mo havo your answer by re
turn mall, and bo mire that you niako
U yes." Devotedly.
Thoro wbb very llttlo doubt about
.what she would make her answer,
thought Malzle, her heart leaping In
her breast. For MIbb Malzlo Shuttle
worth was not without her own se
cret aspirations, and this prospect of
coming In actual contact really talk
ing to ono of tho charmed olrclo of
tho "arrived" filled her with a dollght
ful senso of ngltatlon.
David llrlorson had long been tho
young girl's choson favorlto from
tho Gotham llternry lights. Ho was
tho man of nil others sho was anx
ious to know.
Tho dayB that must Intcrvcno bo
foro Tuesday wero tho longest Mnlzlo
ovor spent She occupied tho time
chiefly In a whirl of speculation ovor
Just how sho was going to broach
tho subject nearest her honrt and
considering what was tho best to
wear. Sho finally doclded upon n
droBS of simple whlto lawn and re
solved to discard all curls and puffs
from her hair.
A young man looked up expectantly
as tho postman blew a shrill remind
er In his car and laid a batch of let
ters down on the desk. Tho first
penned In a faint, spidery hand and
delightfully redolent of sandalwood,
claimed hla attention. It was from
his very dear friend and counsellor,
Mrs. Ashton Ardent, and ran as fol
lows: "Cedar Park, April tenth.
"Can't you Bnatch a leisure hour
from your eternal 'business' nnd run
around next Tuesday for Informal din
ner? I am asking only ono other
I'll leave you to find out later who
and shall nover forglvo you If you fall
Of course ho would go! When hnd
ho ovor refused or wanted to refuso
1 ono of Mrs. Arden's charming In
vitations? Accordingly, he drew up
'paper, Ink nnd pen nnd scribbled a
'Jinsty acceptance, seized his hat from
in peg nnd hurried down to tho mail
box. Hut thinking it over, perhaps on
1iour or so afterward, when ho wns
istrldlng up tho nvenuo toward his
rooms, ho suddenly caino to a halt
nnd uttered n prolonged whlstlo, Mrs.
lArden hnd been threatening for
weeks to Introduco him to ono Pa
Itrlcla Alnsley, bluestocking and fa
mouB flctlonlst. Sho hnd predicted
great results from their mooting. And
this wns her method of taking nrivnn
tngo of tho situation nnd forcing tho
woman on him! Well, It wns too Into
mow nnd ho stnlked doggedly up tho
Bteps to his npartmont. ,
Tho meeting came about in a slight
ly unceremonious manner. Mnlzlo
having arrived In good tlmo, had re
paired to tho hammock on the vernn
dn nnd was swinging lazily In the shad
ow of tho clemntls when ho nindo his
nppcaranco, Innocently bout on
steadying his nerves with a big black
cigar beforo tho ordeal.
What Malzlo glimpsed beforo ho
(had a chanco to seo her was a good-
looking, almost Bwarthlly dnrk, young
mnn with wide, light-gray eyes and
ja mouth that seemed always to bo
(ready to smile. Ho woro a suit of
purpiisn-mu nnd a urond-brlmmed
Panama pulled down over his fore
"I beg your pardon "
With a llttlo muffled exclamation
and a burning flush, Mnlzlo flung her
self upright, her dainty, brown-suedo
pumps descending upon tho porch
floor with a click.
"Excuse mo, Miss or Miss Alns
ley, I bollovo? but I was looking for
Malzlo regained her polso with ad
mirable alacrity. "Out In tho garden,
I think, Mr. Hrlerson. Wo senrcoly
need nn Introduction. You seo, I
have heard Carollno speak of you so
often that I feol almost as If wo'ro
"I trust wo shall bo very good
ones," ho replied, "nfl well. I, too,
havo beard a lot about you from our
Mnlzlo pulled up a ctmlr for him
and sat down on the bench opposite.
"Only," sho took up whero sho had
loft off, "my name Is Malzlo Shuttle
worth, you know." Sho smiled ns ho
gavo a llttlo laugh. A uom do plume,
David nrlerson was a very Inter
esting companion. Ho laughed when
sho said witty things, looked serious
whon Bho' talkod sensed and listened
to her every word with flattorlng at
tention. Hrlerson? Young Shorrlll canvassed
his mind for something familiar about
tho name. It struck him suddenly:
David Hrlerson, author nnd critic!
sho had mado this mtstako somehow,
And with a whimsical appreciation of
his position, hu resolved to humor It
A writer, herself, It was only nntural
that slio should bo attracted by tho
atmosphere. Thus It wns tlmt ho se
cured ii private word with his hostess
Just beforo dinner and confided his
secret to her. For If tho truth must
bo known, Dick Sherrlll desired very
strongly to remain attractive to his
now acquaintance, although ho puzzled
a llttlo when Caroline Anion laughed
and continued to laugh nB she agreed
to his suggestion, and ran upstairs
to speak to Mnlzlc, who, likewise had
her own secret to Impart.
"Ho thinks I am Patricia Alnsley,"
sho said breathlessly, "and I don't
want you to tell him, Carry. Prob
ubly ho will ceaso to take any further
Interest In mo If ho finds out 1 nm
Just a silly llttlo nBplrunt for fame
and I do so want to keep friendly."
Mrs. Ardon cheerfully aoqulcsced
and led her young guest down to the
dining-room. They wore mot at the
door by Shorrlll, and tho older wom
an surrendered her partner to hla
Whon ho asked permission to call
upon her, Malzlo had replied unhesi
tatingly: "I havo no regular abiding
place, Mr. Hrlerson. I I am so
busy, hero, thero and everywhere.
Hut wo shall moot often hero at
Tho weeks dragged whon they did
not seo each other, and Hew whon
thoy did. Still, Shorrlll kept his lips
closed, though every fiber of him was
tingling to tell tho girl that ho loved
hor. And ono day ho was very glad
that ho hadn't. Ho picked up tho
morning paper and rend In It In flar
ing hendllncs, tho announcement of
Patrlca Alnsloy'B npproachlng mar
rlage to soma railroad magnate of
Chicago. -His blood boiled. In desper
ation, ho paid a visit to his good
friend, Mrs. ABhton Arden. Ho
poured out his grief to her and bo
enmo silently enraged when she
laughed In his face.
In tho next room wns Malzlo Shut
tleworth. Her eyes wero red and,
swollen from too much omotlon of
Bomo sort nnd her lips quivered. Sho,
was glad Carollno had company and.
had left her alono. Sho wouldn't
havo had her guess her weakness for
n kingdom. On ono of Mix. Arden's
silver salvers reposed a richly-engraved
card which read as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Smith
request the honor of your presence at
tho marrlago of their daughter
Mr. David Wells Hrlerson,
St Anthony's Church, Juno tho eigh
teenth, at eight o'clock.
Fifteen minutes later, a fluffy
brown bead was thrust In the door
way. It was followed Immediately by
tbo graceful, well-gowned owner of it,
and with n little circumspect smile,,
Carollno Arden tripped across tho
floor and took her seat on n divan.
Mnlzlo's nosu was In a book nnd sho
did not evon look up. Neither did.
Mrs. Arden look nt her, but nevor-'
thelcsB, Bho saw. Presently she!
enld: "My denr, I'm giving n lunch-'
eon nt ono. Will you excuse me whllo
I run out nnd attend to tho dining
room? An old friend of yours Is
here, nnd I'll send him In to keep you1
Huforu tho girl could protest, her
friend had turned tho door-knob, wns
In the corridor nml the door had shut
behind her. Mnlzlo dabbled her pink
eyes viciously with her hnndkoi chief
as she heard thu sound of approach
ing footsteps, and changed her seat
to ono of tlio dark corners.
"Malzlo!" At the sound of her
name, called In Hrlorson's deep, fa
miliar tones, thu girl sprang to her
feet and hid her cheeks with her
hands, lie canio up to her nnd pulled
them down from her face. Her flick
ering gaze met his. Dick Sherrlll was
looking at her with tho look that no
girl over misunderstands, and few
Hut sho romombered all at once
and Jeered away sharply.
"Don't!" sho cried, "you havo no
right you "
"1 have every right," ho broke in
masterfully, "because I love you bet
ter than nnythlng on God's green
earth, nnd If 1 nm not more mistaken
thnn I have over been in my life,
Scalding tears rained down the
girl's cheeks. "Oh!" sho exclaimed
In an niiguishod voice, "this Is un
speakable And you to bo married
In a week!"
Then It was thnt ho took her In his
nnns. "Yes." ho snld fervently, "If
ou will tako me." Sho struggled to
freo herself, but ho held her close
nnd told her. "We're to bo married
In ?" ho looked down nt Mnlzle.
"In n week," she answered from the
muffled region of n purplish-tan coat-
(Copyright, 1313, by llio McCMuro Ncwh.
paper Hynillculu )
Gotham Means Place of Goats,
A learned writer Informs us that
Gothnm menus, the place of tho goats.
It has been commonly supposed thnt
Gotham was named after the Goths.
Hut that Is not eo, according to tho
Informant, who has proven thnt thu
namo of tho village In Nottingham
shire, England, from whence the
originated, was really "Gat-llnm;" nnd
"Gat" being tho Anglo-Saxon for
"gont," Gatham, afterward Gotham,
simply means tho homo of tho goatri.
So when tho title is applied to New
York, It means tho place of tho goats.
This derivation Ib proved by the
proper pronunciation of tho word,
which Is Go-Tham, and not Gotham,
as It Is often pronounced. However,
tho only possessor of goats In this
neck of tho woods nro "Tho Throo
Wlso Men of Gotham" tho mnyor,
tho police commissioner and the dis
Houses Are Owned by England's
Inhabitants Are Little, Deformed, Bent
Creatures, Who Creep Out of the
Alloys by the Thousands
to Sell Flowere.
London. Tho Interest of London
Has no end, for after ono has vlBltcd
all tho regular tourist sights, the Ab
bey, tho Parliament, tho Tower, the
Hrltlsh Museum, tho National Gal
lery and St. Paul's, there springs up
countless other places that ono should
not miss seeing. It Is such a vast
ptaco that even the averago London
er does not know London. He may
know Kensington, Putney and
Knlghtsbridgo, and never havo been
In Elephant of Castle, Wormwood
scrubs or Whltcchapel, or vlco versa.
It 1b Plcadllly, Oxford, Circus, Trafal
gar Square, Tho Strand, Fleet street
and Regent street that everybody
Thero aro two distinct types of Lon
doners. First, tho tall and lank Eng
lish gentleman who travels In the
subway and cabs, and wears gray
spats, a high silk hat, a monocle and
carries a cane; and, second, there la
tho Londoner of tho underworld
which comprises about 2,000,000 peo
ple. They are little, deformed, bent
crenturos, toothless nnd dirty, who
creep out of the alleys and slums Uy
thousands and flood tho fashionable
BtreotB Belling toys and flowers on
tho sidewalk. They make quite a con
trast to tho flowers, tho lovely, fra
grant English flowers, that they sell.
And such prices for (lowers! A
bunch of violets and Ulles-of-the-valley
for a penny (two cents), or six glow
ing Jonquils for a penny. These pen
nies do not go for food and clothing,
but for rum and porter at the pub
lic houses that aro bo plentiful in
Tho slums of London are scattered
everywhere. Ono street may bo the
most fashlonablo in London and
Chcapslde and St. Peter's Lane.
around tho corner ono of tho worst
slums. Theso slums nro owned by
some of tho richest men in tho world,
such ns tho duko of Bedford nnd tho
duko of Westminster. In London poo
plo do not own their own houses, but
merely lease them for a period of
years from theso rich lords.
And of tho duke of Bedford's prlzo
possessions is tho Covent Garden Mar
ket, tho greatest flower market in the
world. We went ono bprlng morn
ing at six o'clock to seo tho market,
and such n wilderness of flowers can
bo found nowhere clso In tho world.
Tho street venders woro getting
their Bupply for tho day, and they
looked nt us with their ghastly faces,
nnd cried: "Buy a tuppenco worth,
loldy!" and If wo did not buy, "Hain't
youso out early?" or "Don't look so
sour, mo dnrlln'!"
Hut In tho most unlquo market In
nil London Is tho Sunday fair at Pet
ticoat Lane. At seven o'clock Sun
day morning Petticoat Lnno Is n de
serted place, nt 7:30 the stalls uro be
ing erected, at eight everything Is
ready, and at nine, Middlesex Btrcct
and all the side streets aro ono great
mass of howling humanity, principally
.lews. Thero aro tho auctioneers, thu
balesmeu, tho lookersou, the buyers
and the policemen. You thank thu
llttlo tin-gods for tho policemen In
Thoy keep you or try to keep you
from being murdered, from getting
Into a. light and from being robbed
Thoy aro stationed about four to
every block, and certainly aro needed.
Aiiythlng can bo bought hero from
a piano to a collar-button, hats, furs,
pants, cheap Jewelry or good Jewelry,
untlques, dogs, cats, pink lemonade,
sandwiches, suspenders, eels, goods
by tho yard; in fact anything under
tho sun In Petticoat Lano on u Sun
day morning. Cabs and nutos aro not
allowed on tho streets, and so to sea
tho placo you must travel on foot.
Aided Burglar In Looting Home.
Mount Vernon, N. Y.A woll-dreasud
mnn entered tho storo of Samuel I.u
vino and nuked It his family was at
homo. Levluo said they uero all awny
for tho day. When his wlfo returned
sho found tho house looted of $1,500
of Jewelry nnd othor valuables. Tho
robber left a not for Lovino thanking
him for his Information and signed
ODD CHARM OF HAVANA, CUBA
Americans Visiting This City Declare
They Feel at If They Were
Hnvann, Cuba. Americana driving
to their hotel through Havana's nar
row, noisy streets Invariably exclaim
tht It seems to them "as If thoy wero
abroad." Tho question to borrow a
phrase from the widely traveled but
unemotional Mr. Baedeker "need not
detain them long." They are abroad.
Havana Is not merely "like a foreign
town;" It is a foreign town. It has
Its own odd look, Its special plctur
esquencsB, Its own tumultuous life.
It abounds In unknown dishes and
strange fruits, and upon tho hot tropic
night It pours out half barbaric music
Palace and Public Square, Havana.
and queer, melancholy songs, writes
Harrison Rhodes In tho Metropolitan.
Tho long traditions of tho Spanish
dominion of tho two Americas still
cling about Havana's fortresses and
tho palaces, churches and monasteries
of her ancient streets. Sho was a
proud, rich city, tbo entrepot of tho
west, when our northern mainland was
a wilderness. And now In tho Cuban
twentieth century she 1b a crowded,
thriving, gay metropolis, with her own
pride, her own tropic airs and graces,
her own wholly un-American Individu
ality. Sho may bo crowded In the brief
winter season with American tourists,
may contain (as Indeed sho always
has contained) a considerable Ameri
can business colony, and may bo a
refugo for derelicts and vagabonds
Etralght from tho pages of O. Henry,
Richard Harding Davis and other Kip
lings of Spanish America. Still, she
Is alwayB tho old Havana, tho Cuban
capital of Cuba.
LINER HALTS TO HELP MAN
Signal for Doctor Brings Swift Atlan
tic Transport to 8top In Mid
ocean. New York. A steamer of tho Atlan
tic fleet, In recently from Loudon and
Southampton, waB halted in mldoccnn
by tho llttlo nrltlsh freight steamship
Morn, bound for Hamburg, which sig
naled that sho needed medical assist
ance. Tho sea was rough, but tho captain
of tho steamer decided not to pass up
nn ambulance call from a doctorless
freighter flying tho Hag of his own
So tho emergency boat of the liner
was lowered with a surgeon aboard.
Ho climbed up the swaying sea ladder
of tho Mora and found a fireman suf
fering from epilepsy. Tho patient re
vived under ticatment by tho surgeon,
who left medicine und ndvlco with tho
Mora's skipper, and then returned to
Among thoso who saw tho unusual
incident of tho steamship lino was
neatrlco Harraden, novelist, known
chiefly ns the author of "Ships That
Pass In tho Night."
CHEATED OF HUMAN MEAL
Seven Stranded Sailors Rescued From
Jaws of Hungry Man
Eaters. Now York. How seven sailors, who
had been without food and water for
threo days on a sinking barkeutlue,
wero rescued just as thoy woro about
to fall prey to a school of sharks, wus
told by Captain Hlnckadder of a steam
er, which arrived recently from Ha
vana. On March 17, on tho way to Havana,
tho steamer ran Into tho end of a hur
ricane In tho distance a derollct with
seven men nboard was sighted. Cap
tain Hlackadder headed for tho wreck.
Tho sen was so rough that It was Im
possible to lower a lifeboat.
"Jump overboard, and wo will save
you," shouted Cnptaln Hlackadder.
Tho men pointed to tho water. For
tho llrBt time thoso on tho steamer
saw a great school of man-eating
sharks following tho wreck.
Captain Hlnckndder realized that the
wreck would go down In a few min
utes nnd called for volunteers to man
n lifeboat. Flvo men responded, nnd
after n hard light reached tho wreck
nnd took tho seven survivors aboard
Flvo minutes later tho wreck sank.
Tho rescued men wero off tho brlgun
tlno Mary Hurke, which sailed from
Pensacola, loaded with mahogany.
Twenty-one Sermons In a Row,
Willlnmsburg, N. Y. Tho Rev. Dr.
William Hamilton, pastor of tho South
treot Methodist church, prenchod
twonty-ono sermons In ns mnny con
secutive hours. As a result his con
gregation gained 62 members. Tho
largest attondanco at any ono service
iwns 400. Tho smallest attondanco was
at tho sermon delivored at four o'clock
la the morning.
(Uy n. O. SELLERS, Director of Even
In Department Tho Moody Ulble In
stitutes of Chicago.)
LESSON FOR MAY 11.
JOSEPH MADE RULER OF EGYPT.
LESSON TEXT-Onn. 41:25-40.
GOLDEN TEXT-'aod glvoth Rraco to
tho humble." I Peter 6:5.
"Hope deferred maketh the heart
sick." Surely Joseph has had enough
of deferred hope during hla thirteen
years of humiliation, yet he did not
lose faith In God during those days ol
the seeming failure of God's Word
(Ch. 40:8; 41:16) and now there la
dawning the day of hla exaltation.
Two years have elapsed since the
events of last week's lesson and again
his powers of Interpretation are called
I. Pharaoh's Dreams, vv. 25-32.
Pharaoh Is perplexed and his perplex
ity recalls to the butler his forgotten
promtso to his fellow prisoner, 40:14
and 41:9-13. It does not seem to us
that tho butler was mucn possessed
by honest sorrow, but rather ho Is Im
pelled by a deslro to securo tho ad
vantage ho felt sure would accrue If
ho could succeed In securing for
Pharaoh tho Interpretation of his
dreams. He ought to have remem
bered Joseph beforo this but oven his
Ingratitude la used of God as a means
of bringing Joseph to tho foro at the
most opportune moment.
Did Not Forget God.
Joseph Is a good example for pres
ent day church members to follow In
that being exalted among men or be
ing away from home ho did not forget
to confess God. Furthermore his pre
dictions based upon his Intelligent
knowledge of God came true to tho
letter. Tho whole matter, Pharaoh's
dream and Joseph's ability as an In
terpreter were inspired "established"
by God. There Is no such thing as
chance In the spiritual realm any
more than in tho realm of physics or
chemistry. Back of every effort is an
adequate cause. Joseph realized this
hence his words that, "the thing Is
established (prepared) by God, and
God will shortly bring It to pass."
II. Pharaoh's Deliverer, vv. 33-40.
Joseph told Pharaoh tho meaning of
his dream which had been repeated
and which seemed like two different
dreams whereas It was but one in the
lesson to be taught. It 1b not enough,
however, to tell a man what Is tho
matter with him, most men know
without being told, but it Is quite an
other thing to present a rational cure.
Joseph's Interpretation commanded
Pharaoh's confidence and his suggest
ed policy is one of wisdom and good
Judgment, viz: (1) n man who shnll
bo tho executive supervisor of tho
plans for meeting tho Impending catas
trophy; (2) a governmental depart
ment which shall devote Itself solely
to this matter, and (3) abundant stor
age of provisions during tho seven
years of plenty.
This mnn of piety know how tc
properly Improve his opportunity nnd
.Pharaoh saw tho secret of Joseph's
wisdom (v. 38), "a man In whom the
spirit of God is" (2 Tim. 1:7). Phnr
noli had tho wisdom to set In author
ity tho spirit-filled mnn, a broad sug
gestion for voters, business men. and
even church members. Truo discre
tion Is God taught (v. 30) and we now
begin to seo that Joseph's testimony
,for God Is being honored (Jno. 12:26)
nnd thnt Joseph was worthy of tho
ihonor nnd power conferred upon him
(vv. -10, 41, 44; cf. Matt. 28:18). Tho
Isourco of Joseph's wisdom Ib open to
,nll (Jns. 1:5), nnd his worthiness
camo because of his obedience (Isn.
'1:19). His training and testing hnd
.prepared him to occupy his exalted po
sition with proper humility and zeal.
Faithfulness is of great value nnd ol
ways pays well In tho long run. Jo
seph's exaltation to power Is a good
,typo of Christ, (a) in tho power bo
stowed upon him, Jno. 3:3."; (b) In
that, tho power was unlimited all tho
'princes wero under his feet, Ps. 105:
120-22; Eph. 1:20-22; I Peter 3:22; (e)
by tho certainty of Pharaoh's promise,
"I am Pharaoh," bco Ex. 3:13, 14.
Joseph dtd not uso his great power
'for his own selfish onds as do bo many
'modern rulers nmoug mon. Ho did
not nt onco Bend for tho members ol
his family nnd placo then) In lucrative
positions, but at onco set about mak
ing provision for tho future. It has
been suggested that tho unsuccessful
(interpreters of Pharaoh's dream must
havo ridiculed Josoph but ho certain
fly wns sustained by tho conviction
thnt God's word was truo and that
tho years of famino wero certain tc
come. This ought to admonish us tc
lmprovo our present, priceless, oppor
Untitles (Eph. 5:16). Joseph's open
confession was bis leaning back upoi
This story gives us a rcmarkabl
revelation of tho valuo of faith as the
ichlef element of strength of a man.
Jt is also a valuablo lesson In its rev
elation of the methods of God in rul
ing nnd over-ruling tho affairs of men.
When wo remember Joseph In a pit
becauso of tho hatred of his brothers
'nnd seo him now occupying tho bu
promo place of power In Egypt U
seems Impossible to rcconcllo tho two
events, nnd yet wo seo how per
fectly natural tho order of events are
and remember how God is constantly
performing these seemingly impotsl
Helping the Little Fellow.
Tho United Shoo Machinery Com
pany Is the only real obstacle to the
formation of a shoe trust Wo help
tho small manufacturer to start in
business and keep going. Ho could
not afford to buy and care for his ma
chines, but ho can afford to lease them
on tho terms we give him based on
tho number of Bhoes ho makeB an
average of Icsb than 2 2-3 cents a pair
and let us keep them up to date.
That is a fair arrangement. Some of
the big fellows don't like our system,
because they think we ought to give
them special rates. But the little fel
lows stand with us because they know
we treat all manufacturers alike no
matter how man machines thoy use.
If it were not for our methods of doing
business thero would be no small fac
tories anywhere and no prosperous
factories in small towns. ,
Tho United Shoo Machinery Co,
Boston, Mass. Adv.
There With the "Nerve."
The conversation led to tho beauty
of having abundant nervo the other
evening, when Senator Clapp of Min
nesota told of a man who went into
a fashionable restaurant, accompanied
by a couple of children, and after
ordering a lemon soda, asked the
waiter to bring him three plates.
This, according to Senator Clapp, the
welter did, but when ho saw tho man
take some sandwiches from his
pocket, put them on tho plates, and
pass them around to the kids, ho re
ported the matter to tho boss. "What
aro you doing?" Indignantly cried the
manager, rushing over to tho sand
wich party. "Don't you know that
this Isn't a freo picnic ground, where
you bring your own food?" "Is that
bo?" was tho calm rejoinder of the
man, passing along another sandwich.
"Who aro you?" "I am tho manager,"
blustered the bosB, with rising heat.
"I" "Just tho very person that
I have been looking for," interjected
the impcrturbed party. "Why isn't
the orchestra playing?"
May Revive Old. Law.
An old, forgotten law, enacted in
Kansas at the tlmo of great need and
never used, Ib to be called into action
after lying dormant in the statute
books more than a third of a century.
It is tho old "warning out" law, made
to fight the grasshoppers after the dis
astrous raids of tho locusts In the
early seventies. There never has been
a time when it was needed heretofore,
but Gov. George H. Hodges has been
petitioned to Invoke its use In central
Kansas to fight the chinch bugs, which
threatened to do great damage to
growing crops this year.
Old Ship Still Staunch.
Said to be the oldest ship in the
world in active service, the Copen
hagen yacht Constance has been sold
to a fisherman of Skaw, In Jutland,
who will use the ancient craft in his
trade The Constance was built one
hundred and ninety-three years ago,
and In her long life she has sailed
Into almost every port in the world.
Her timbers aro still staunch, and her
new owner declares ho can see no
reabon why sho should not sail the
Beas for a century to como.
Introducing Breakfast Foods.
Until recently thero wero hardly
nny kinds of breakfast foods on salo
In tho Amsterdam grocery stores. Hut
now several dealers aro handling
them. Tho Dutch do not, nB a rule,
servo n warm meat breakfast, but al
most universally tako a cold, light
meal, consisting of bread, cheese, cold
meats, milk and tea or coffee.
"A self-made man Is of no particular
help to his fellow men."
"Hut n self-mado woman Is a perfect
mine of information about hair dyes
and faco bleaches and pads and
Hut for the help he has had from
tho church lonfcr tho devil would
havo been lamo in both legs long ago.
MORE THAN EVER
Increased Capacity for Mental Labor
Since Leaving Off Coffee.
Many former coffeo drinkers who
havo mental work to perform, day aft
er day, havo found a better capacity
and greater enduranco by using Post
urn Instead of coffee. An Ills. Woman
"I had drank coffeo for about twenty
years, and finally had what tho doctor
called 'coffeo heart.' I was norvous
and extremely despondent; had little
montal or physical strength left, had
kidney troublo and constipation.
"Tho first noticeable benefit derived
from tho chango from coffee to Postum
was tho natural action of tho kidneys
and bowels. In two weeks my heart
action was greatly Improved und my
"Then I became less despondent, and
the deslro to be actlvo again showed
proof of renowed physical and mental
"I am steadily gaining in physical
strength and brain power. I formerly
did mental work and had to give It up
on account of coffee, but slnco UBlng
Postum I nm doing hard montal labor
with less fatlguo than ever before."
Namo given by Postum Co., Battle
Postum now comes In new concen
trated form called Instant Postum. It
is regular Postum, so processed at the
factory that only tho soluble portions
A spoonful of Instant Postum with
hot water, and sugar and croam to
taste, produce Instantly a delicious
Write for the little book, "The Road
"There's a Reason" for Postum,
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