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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRA1
I. M RICK , I'ub'lnher.
TALBNT1NE , NEBRASKA
Good roads talk , is again In order
It's a wise worm that stays under
cover and deprives the early bird of
It may be that matches are made
only in heaven , because the fire nerer
goea out in the other place.
Ifs almost as difficult for a medium
to predict what Is going to happen as
It is for a historian to record what h&a
Brigadier Jenkins of the Salvation
Army says that the sawbuck is an
unchristian device. We have held that
opinion for forty-odd years.
England has a club for women
called the Stay at Home Society. It
would be perfectly safe to wager that
the uien approve of this organization.
Somehow the Panama republic's dec
laration of Independence isn't quite so
eloquent as the one signed by John
Hancock and other eminent gentlemen.
Reports of climatic and social con
ditions in the arctic regions are al
ways of the most discouraging nature.
And yet explorers are invariably anxi
ous to go back.
It appears that the man who was
arrested for trying to kill President
Diaz of Mexico was only celebrating
and had no thought of murder. The
Incident is now closed.
There is not as much satisfaction in
knowing that the millionaire of to-day
Is the pauper of to-morrow , as there
would be in some assurance of reci
procity in the transformation.
The Russian press broadly intimates
that the United States may talk of its
rights in China , but can't enforce
them. "CanT' is a word which this
country has yet to learn when it comes
to enforcing rights.
A French writer is advising his
country to abandon all projects to con
quer the Sahara Desert , which he finds
commercially valueless. Why not move
the Sahara to America , and irrigate it
along with our own deserts ?
Miss Frances Pettit , of Galway , N.
fe YM has been ( awarded $3,000 for 1,230
\ailom , kisses which she says a man of the
i y name of Tittmore pressed upon her
T paj'rubjr tips. She must have been a busy
V-girl if she kept count by cutting a
notch In her umbrella handle every
time Tittmore smacked her.
There's a certain brand of joke that
your wife does not enjoy. Such for
Instance as the one worked out with
infinite pains by the Yonkers States
man humorist. This joke was about a
man who all his life had been think
ing up his "last words , " but when he
came to die , his wife talked so much
that he couldn't get them off and so
went Into the other world lastwordless.
We are thankful we did not spring this.
It was unkhud.
Cattle-keeping in Hawaii used to be
a hazardous business. Pools ofm -
wholesome water abounded ; so did the
fluke , a tiny animal that lives in the
grass , and when swallowed by a sheep
or cow speedily finds its way to the
vital organs and causes death. Four
years ago a consignment of frogs from
Califonila was taken to one of the
islands , whence they and their pro
geny have been introduced to all the
group. The frogs are cleansing the
water , exterminating the fluke , and
fattening in the process.
Nn2teen : hui dr.d a : d three will be a
notable year for stamp collectors. It
has seen a new series of United States
postage-stamps and three designs for
the two-cent stamp ; the design with
the profile of noudon's bust of N ; ish-
ington , which had been in use for
thirty-two years ; the nearly full face"
of the Stuart portrait of Washington ,
draped with the flag , which has just
been abandoned because the engraving
"was not satisfactory ; and as its suc '
cessor , a larger head in the Stuart
pose , framed by a shield. It is not
often that collectors can get three
patterns of a stamp of the same de
nomination issued within twelve
months. Yet coin-collectors will re G
call that three different kinds of five- f
cent pieces bear the date ISS3. vv
The young men of to-day are too tla
finicky too much given to self-analy a
sis , too self-pampering. Their shoes 15
and neckties cost more each year than
did the entire wardrobe of their grand tlti
fathers. They feel a sense of degra tiA
dation in small beginnings and plod- tib
dings , and they wait for success ready b
made to come to them. There is not ed
a young man in the country who s
* would imitate Ben cl
Franklin and clei
tnnreb through the streets munching eih
a loaf of bread while looking for em eibi
ployment. He dares not , indeed , be bih
cause society has become also finicky , he
and he would be arrested as a tramp. 01
The young man of to-day wants capi 01b
tal. Trusts and combines and corpor
i ations distress him. He cannot be AJni
president of a banV or judge of a court niw
the first week he fr from school , and w
he feels , like the famous Eli Pussley , '
that he has "no chance. " 't :
' "One-half of the world knowetn not
w. the other half livetb. " The pop- w
julatlon of India is almost three hun
dred millions. A careful estimate by
Sir Robert Glffcn puts the aggregate
annual income of all the people at four
hundred and sixty-eight million pounds
sterling. That would make their av
erage earnings seven dollars and
eighty cents a year , or two and one-
, seventh : cents a day. Another author
i ity , a writer who presents reasons for
his opinion that Sir Robert's estimate
is : too high , puts the gross income of
the people of India at two hundred and
ninety millions pounds sterling , which
works out at one cent and one-third
a day. It should be borne in mind
that the population of India is agri
cultural , that the people live for the
most part on the produce of their soil ,
and that their need of clothing and
fuel Is small. Visitors to the country
do not find that they are in abject
The "boy problem" is much older
than any other problem. It therefore
follows , naturally , that we have a vast
literature on the subject of its solu
tion. Since the days of "Tom Brown
at Rugby" that literature has multi
plied with great rapidity. As there
are very few persons of ordinary in
telligence who are innocent of ideas
regal-ding the "bringing up" of a boy
the average parent need not suffer for
lack of counsel on this subject. The
boy is the crux of the educational prob
lem. He is the interesting and delight
fully uncertain quantity in the home
life , .lust how the girls will ' ' 'turn
out" does not appear to concern the
parents or the educators. Everybody
knows they will develop into a wo
manhood that will reflect credit upon
the family name. But how about tin-
boy ? What are you goiug ro dovi ! :
this bundle of lively and interest in- ,
potentialities ? Before the Chleas >
Union of Liberal Sunday Schools : r
Hull House Mrs. Milton Lamoroaux.
in discussing the "boy problem , " said :
"Between the ages of 16 and 18 oc
curs the crisis of the feelings in : i
boy's existence. His life shuts up. He
loses his old frankness and become ?
secretive. Happy the father or mother
or teacher who , when the boy's life
shuts up , is shut up Inside. " Here
we have the pathos of the boy prob
lem , as well as the parental obliga
tion , pictured in a few words. Peda
gogical treatises , based upon theories
or upon experience , may be more il
luminating than this , but they can add
very little to the impressiveucss of
the truth that when a boy "shuts up"
the parents should be shut up with
him. All of which is one way of say
ing that "the heart of a boy" is the
important thing to reach after all. In
the education and training of boys
personality is the thing that counts.
The purpose of training a boy is to
save him from himself and to fit him
for useful citizenship. The father who
fcolishly permits a teacher or some
one else to reach the heart of his boy ,
while he himself remains outside tbe
boy's life , is committing a perilous
blunder. Greek verbs and algebra
cannot make a good man or a useful
citizen out of a. boy. There must be
direct and confidential contact witb
personalities that exemplify all tin
sturdy virtues that are needed in tli
POOR DOG M'GINNIS' DAY.
About to Find a Home , Lie la Killed by
McGlnnins was a yellow dog the
scrawny , worthless kind that no OTIS
owns and no one wants. The sort you
often find in alleys hunting 'round hall
starved for scraps and bones so few.
McGinnis was a homeless dog. Me-
ginnis knew it , too.
McGinnis of ien used to wish that he
could have a home where he could sta.v
and never more through alleys have tc
roam. He used to watch the poodles as
they trotted 'long the street , and wish
lie wore a ribbon , too , and looked sc
clean and neat.
But no one seemed to care for him
One day he thought he'd try to make
a friend and follow home a well dress
ed passerby. But , though he wagged
his timid tail and barked1 liked poodlesC
do , a cruel kick -was all he got , a kick a
that hurt him , too. Another time ha
trotted with a carrige for a mile ,
awatchingwith an eager eye for just
cne kindly smile. But when the bam
was reached the driver drove the dog
away. "This ain't no place for worth
less curs , " McGinnis heard'him say.
A half a dozen times he tried a human - c
man friend to make , but ev'ry time "
'twas kicks or stones that followed in
his wake , and so at last he gave it
up and kept out of the way. A hacka
man gave the dog liis name while
kick.'ng him one day.
The winds of fall began to blow. Mc
Ginnis felt them keen for bones Avert
far : from plentiful he'd grown quite 'at '
weak and lean. November's blasts
v.ent through his hair like watei
through a sieve. McGlnnins longed "
again to have a place where he might
One day McGinnls saw a chance , he
thought , to make a friend. An oppor
tunity came round his services to lend.
little girl had lost her hat. It rolled
before a car. McGinnis ran and pick sit
it up e'er it had traveled far. He
started : towards the little iniss. She-
clapped her hands in glee. "Oh , moth
, see the dog , " she said. "I'll take
him home with me. " A doggish hear !
beat fast with joy. "A home at last , ' irst
thought. Just then there came ai >
other car beneath It he was caught
The car was stopped. They pulled tl
him out "It's just a cur , " they Enid. tlej
McGlnnins didn't hear It , though. Th ej
homeless dog was dead. And this Is ejm
where the story ends there's no more
relate. McGinnis had one chance
'tis true but gave it up to fate. Kan
sas City Star. e :
A man seldom knows when he \
well off until * e Is away off.
NO BIG RUSH FOR THE LAND.
Settlers Are Not Seeking Homes
Am one Bknllin the Desert.
If the interior department officials
expected a great rush for the 1,000,000
acres of land in the Mojave and Col
orado deserts thrown open to settle
ment in June last , they have been
sorely disappointed- This land should
be let alone , and for good reasons.
There is a good deal of talk about
"making the desert blossom as the
rose. " Some deserts blossom , but not
this one. Nobody will ever do more
for this desert than Mother Nature has
done. The only blooming that nature
has brought about there is that its
freckled bosom blossoms with large
alkali pustules , or pimples , punctuat
ed with sage-brush and cactus. This
sums up the flora of the new promised
land. The fauna includes jack rabbits ,
horned toads , lizards , Gila monsters
and venomous snakes. The soil is
coarse gravel , and on top of the coarse
gravel there is a fine alkali powder
which , when the wind blows and the
wind blows often sweeps over the
scorching and barren land like the
dreaded sandstorms of the Sahara ,
which , by the way , they much re
semble. Even far to the southwest.
across the lofty mountain ranges , these
desert sandstorms sometimes sweep.
reaching the favored dwellers in south
ern California in the midst of their
orange groves. Even this distant touch
of the desert winds causes trees to
wither , grass to scorch and men and
animals to suffer keenly. Over this
dreadful desert the sun moves like a
ball of fire across the sky of brass.
and producing nothing but profanity.
of its pitiless rays.
Those credulous persons who may
believe that this is the kind of desert
which , by irrigation , may be turned
Into a garden are doomed to disap
pointment. There is no water on this
desert strip. The waters of the Color
ado may be led to the lands of the
Yuma desert , but that is far lower iu
level than are these. Much of this
Mo.'ave strip is at an elevation of 2OCO
or 3,000 feet , ending in igneous rock
and producing nothing but porfanity.
The last hope for the settler on this
barren land would be the discovery of
the precious metals. They may exist
there. We do not say they cannot be
found. But we know that the land has
been prospected by experienced miners
for half a century. If a tenderfoot
can find a gold rnijae where , an old
Calif ornian miner fails , he is a smart
tenderfoot. But we doubt his success.
We warn all eastern people not to
be ] deluded by false , even if well-mean
ing , representations concerning this
strip of land between Mojave and th
Colorado river. It is strewn with the
skeletons of prospectors , the bones of
animals. It is a place of skulls.
Mr. Dolaii's Carriage.
Mr. Dolan , through the agency of
butter and eggs , had reached that
stage of prosperity where he was abl < ?
to set up an establishment with a
horse j and carriage , and nobody be
grudged him his success.
"But what's the reason your wife
drives around in a carriage with the
letter j O tm it ? " inquired one of Mr
Dohin's friends. "You've not change *
your name , Terry V"
"Naw , man , " said Mr. Dolaii , gayly
"me name has stood me fifty years
an' it'll last out me toime. But the
carriage was a great bar-rgain , at sic
ond-hand , man , and the C was on it
'Twud cost a bit to change it to a D
and I says to Mary Ann , D is a koini
of a broad-luking letther , whoile C
more dilicate and ornamental , ' I says
'And besoide that , it's the very next tc
D in the alphabet and more than all ,
I says , 'it stands for "continted , " and
that's what ivcry Dolan that roides ID
the carriage will be so let it stand ,
and Mary Ann agreed wid me , "
A Polite Prisoner.
The lady who was visiting the jai
had been much impressed with tlie ap
pearance and behavior of the prisoners
and she took occasion to express hei
approval to tlie warden.
"They seem as courteous as any
body , " she said , enthusiastically , "even
If they don't say anything. " e
"Yes , they're polite enough/ ' assent .
ed the jailer. "But I'm a little suspi- J1 :
clous of too fine manners. "
"I don't see how yon can be ! " ex
claimed the lady.
"Well , I am , " declared the warden
"and I have been ever since one of the
smoothest of them broke out of jai :
and left a note for me in which lu
write , 'I hope you will pardon me foi
the liberty I'm taking. ' "
Mark of Appreciation.
The widow was taking her first look
the bust of her beloved husband.
The clay was still damp. "Pray exam
ine it well , madam , * ' said the sculptor.
"If there is any thine wrong I can al
ter it" 8
The widow looked at it with a mix
ture of sorrow and satisfaction.
"It Is Just like him , " she said ; "a
perfect portrait his large nose the a
sign of goodness. " Here she burst in- C
tears. "He was so good ! Make the r
nose a little larger ! " Tit-Bits. S
Believed in Skilled Labor.
"The organist's wife told me thi ; >
morning , " said Mrs. Thornton , "thai
several of the pipes on the organ wen
out of order. "
"Well , " replied Mrs. Hadley. "I hop ? >
they'll get Mr. Jones , our old plumber ;
fix : them , and not those new plumb
ers that have just set up on the cor n
. " n
Cotton In Rhodesia.
It has been found , through extended
experiments , that Rhodesia can pro >
duce first-class cotton , wfoich will com-
the highest price in Liverpool.
"What "Woman Owes to Man.
Mrs. Craigie , known to the literary
world as John Oliver Hobbes , may
make herself disliked by the advanced
women if she is not careful about her
public utterances. At a recent dinner
fciven by the Lord Mayor of London
lo the Society of Journalists she re
plied to the toast of "The Ladies. " In
the course of her reply she said many
charming things about the accomplish
ments and the achievements of wom
an , and then dulled the edge of her
praise by declaring that woman owes
nil she knows of the arts , and nearly
everything else , outside of domesticity ,
to men , citing Angelica Kaufmann ,
George Sand , George Eliot , Charlotte
Bronte and others as examples. She
even went so far us to assert that
women would not go into the intellec
tual professions and public life but
for the support and praise of men.
Warming up with her subject , Mrs.
Craigie asserted that "the reign of
great queens have also been the epoch
of great statesmen. The famous la-
tlies of gr < ? at historical crises owe their
celebrity to the classic descriptions
trritten of them by men. Great ac
tresses , great players on musical in
struments , great singers , great scholars
&nd great writers were all , without ex
ception , first trained and taught by
men. " And then , worst of all , in her
peroration 'she said as to woman's po
sition in the world : "We do not under
stand half of it or nearly half of it.
We think of other things. But we do
as a rule as we are told , and when we
are commended for doing it pretty well
we are just as happy as though we
were masters of the situation. We
know we are not , which is clever of us.
and we do not wish to be , which is
cleverer still. "
It would take a bold man to utter
such sentiments as these , and he
would be hauled over the coals more
effectively than was Bartle Massey by
Mrs. Poyser. Fortunately , it was not
a man in this case. It remains to be
seen how the emancipated women , the
advanced women , the club women , and
martial spinsters , will accept this fem
inine definition of the feminine rela
tion ' toward the masculine tyrant Of
course , there are women who will
agree with Mrs. Craigie , but they are
tlie women in humble life , the old-fash
ioned women , the domestic women , the
time spirited women , who usually do
as they are told and are glad to have
some one tell them what to do. They
are the vines clinging to the oaks. But
on the other hand , there are many
who are not cliugers and who are rev
eling in the joys of freedom , the pleas
ures of the clubrooins , and have a door-
key of their own. They are not the
kind that rest patiently under the ac
cusation of doing as men tell them.
Nearly Drowned Their Teacher.
They said Miss Erline Sinclair was
a brave girl when , at tbe age of 19 ,
slip Jiwpntpfl flip nnsitirm nf < pMr-hnr in
the "Unlucky Thir
teen School" in
Cass township , Sul
livan County , Ind. , \
for it is one of the
toughest in the
county. She got
along very well ,
however , until the
question arose as
to what Christmas
treat she proposed
to provide for the
pupils , it has been
the custom for the teachers to provide
such a treat. Miss Sinclair promised
to observe the custom , but declined to
explain what the treat was to be.
When she refused to satisfy the curios-
ty of the pupils the larger girls , rang
ing from 14 to 1C years of age , over
powered her , tied her feet to a trough
ind carried her to a pond in a neigh-
3oring field. There the boys cut a
nole in the ice and the girls put the
eacher in the hole. The water came
mly to her waist and the plucky teach-
; r refused to j'ield. Then they carried
ler farther out on the ice , cut another
iole and again plunged her into the
ce-cold water. This time the water
to her neck. There they left her.
Fhe trough tied to her feet prevented
icr getting out. but finally when she
jad almost perished her screams a
jrought aid. She afterward suffered ,1
greatly from pneumonia and shock.
The more conveniences we have
iround us , the more tact shown in our
Contact with others , the better our sur-
oundings , the better do we enjoy our
selves and get along in the world.
Such conditions do not come without
effort , nor do they come to the Indiffer-
nt and weak hearted. To get along ,
o make a success of the place in which
me Is situated , is to be thoughtful ,
actful and unselfish. Why does some
ne seem to be liked by all. to have
o much Influence , to be a general fa-
rorite ? What has she done ? Eeally
lothing but smile. Beaming good hu-
nor all the time. Not silly , but help-
'ul ; a little thing here and a kind pi
vord or look there. This is all of her P
iecret It Is only the one who thinks d
f the trifling act , that Is prepared to S
lee and be ready for the great act of
eve or help when the time for It
Did you ever stop to think what a
great difference a word or two at the
breakfast table makes , whether it is a
snarl or whether it is word of compli
ment for the nice breakfast prepared ;
and if there Is not a successful effort
at tlie meal getting , how much more
then Is the kind word needed. Let tlie
days begin with sunshine in the soul ,
and let a good part of it out to reflect
upon those about you.
These are days that leave their
marks on one's character. Exchange.
Co-operative Housekeeping : .
The women of Ontario. Cal. , have for
some time past been conducting an ex
perimeut in co-operative housekeeping
and have met with such success that
they have formed a co-openitive fanul.1
About a dozen families of the repre
sentative citizens of the place hav -
united , rented a two-story private resi
dence and established a joint house
keeping arrangement. Pour employes ,
including a stewardess , do the work of
the establishment , supplying meals to
the forty-three per.-ons who make HI
the dozen families. Their united wage-
ami , unt to about $ .150 a inou.h. as
against the § . ' } ( ) and $00 a month which
geed cooks and general housewoikers
in the place demand , and Avhich each
family has heretofore been obliged tc
pay when it was possible to secure
Each family has its own table in the
co-operative house , with individual
equipment of linen , silver and decora
tion. Every month the expenses arc
carefully audited by the club's commit
tees and the amount assessed pro rat. "
among the club members , children pro
portionately acc-rding to their agi-s.
Eleven cents per meal per person is
the average cost , the best of food being
provided. The women of the club take
turns in making out the menu , and in
this way the tastes cf each family arc
Tlie undertaking is very similar to
that of Longwood , near Chicago , and'
others that have been tried in other
Miss Maggie J. Walz , of Calumet.
Mich. , is the only Finnish newspaper
public bt r in America. She is sole own
er , editor and publisher of the Xaisten
Lehi , or the Ladles' Journal. The mag
azine is the official organ of the Finn
ish ladies' societies of America , and is
read by the Finnish women through
out the world.
The American woman in Berlin pays
about $1.50 a month for a street car
ticket. This bears her photograph and
must be shown on demand. The bearer
can board a car as often as she pleases
and at any point in the city where the
cars pass. The ticket is good for the
month. If she does not take $1.50
worth of rides It is her own lookout ,
and if she takes more it is all one to
tlie railroad company.
There is a fruit grower in Southern
California , a Mrs. H. W. 11. Strong ,
who owijs 150 acres of walnut trees ,
besides growing many other kinds of
fruit and nuts as well. She recently
read a paper before the State Board
of Trade on the value of pampas grass
as a crop , and also on the cultivation
of the pomegranate in Southern Cali
fornia , which showed a comprehensive
grasp of the details of the work. She
herself makes a considerable amount of
money from these crops yearly.
A Lovable Old "Woman.
You sometimes see a woman whose
old age is as exquisite as was the per
fect bloom of her youth. Yon wonder
how this has come about ; you wonder
how it is her life has been a long and
happy one. Here are some of the rea
She kept her nerves well in hand
and inflicted them on no one.
She mastered the art of saying pleas
ant things. (
She did not expect too much from
She made whatever work came to
She retained her illusions and did
not believe all the world wicked and
She relieved the miserable and sym
pathized with the sorrowful.
She never forgot that kind words
and a smile cost nothing , but are price
less ( treasures to the discouraged.
She did unto others as she would be *
done by , and now that old age has
come to her and there is n halo of
white hair about her head , she is loved
and considered. This Is the secret of
long life and a happy one. Richmond
Some Facts About "Widows. li
The State of New York has 320,000
widows and the city 105,000 , There
were by the last federal census 2,720-
000 widows in tbe whole United
States , of whom , It is worthy to re
mark , 88,000 were in Indiana and.onlj of
8XX)0'in ) Utah. n
There were 128.000 In Massachu tltl
setts , less than the total number In tbe tlf
two States of Alabama and Mississip f (
, though the view pretty generally 11V
prevails that the number of widows Is 11tl
disproportionately large throughout tlN
New England. N
There are nearly 2,000 IB Hawaii and
1,700 In Alaska , a proporttenatery larg tl
number than In tbe city of Chicago
Three Fears After.
Eugene B. Lario , of 751 Twentieth
avenue , ticket seller in the Union Stfl *
lion. Denver , Colo. , says : "You are af
liberty to repeat what I
first stated through our
Denver papers about
Doan's Kidney Pills in the
summer of 1SU9 , for I have
had no reason in the in
terim to change my opin
ion of the remedy. I was
subject to severe attacks
of backache , always ag
gravated if I sat long at a
desk. Doan's Kidney Pills
absolutely stopped my
backache. 1 have never
had a pain or a twinge
Foster-Milbnrn Co. , Buffalo - _
falo , N. Y. For sale by all druggists *
orice 50 cents per box.
A Lawyer's Poor Ontlook. fOb ?
FPS , I've opened an office , " said
young lawyer. You may jemea
that you saw me baying an alasm
cluck the other day. "
"Yes , " replied liis friend. "Ton1
have to get up eatly these moraines.V
eh ? ' - > *
Oh , no. I use it to wake up when
it's time to go home. " Philadelphia
"Well said tbe-
A Little Previous. ,
doctor "how do you feel today- '
"Oh , doctor , " replied the patient
wearily , "lam suffering tbe torments-
of the damned. "
"What ! Already ? " inquired tfie-
djctor pleasantly Chicago Post.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Howard fo-
auy case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. . Traps. , TolPdo. O. ' >
We the underslpned have known I' . J. Cheney
for the last 15 years , and believe him perfectly
honorable In all business transition ! , ami finan
cially able to earr ? out aii ' obliuatlon jnatfoby
WEST &TIUUX. Wholesale Druggists , Tolwto/ ) .
\VAkDKca. KINJTA.X & MARVIN. Wholesale
DrugcLsts. Toloiio. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally , actlntr.
ilirectly upon the blood and silicons .surfaces of
the sy.Ntem. Price 7.r c. per bottle. Sold byaU"
Vnicjrlsts. Te tl'n nltN : free.
Hall's Family Pills .ire the best.
Some men imagine they're hang
ing over a precipice , until they gefc
nervous prustiation and then drop a ,
Teosintc and Billion Dollar Grass.
The two greatest fodder plants on
earth , one good for 14 tons hay and the
other SO tons green fodder per aero.
Grows overyAvbere , so does Victoria
Kape. yielding 00,000 Ibs. sheep and
swine food per ncre.
JUST SEND lOc IN STAMPS TO TUF ?
John A. Salzer Seed Co. , La Crosse ,
Wis. , and receive in return their bis
catalogue and lots of farm seed samples.
( C. N. U. )
The mineral resources of India have
been greatly developed during the-
past ten years , and cnal is now found
in paving quantities , in all the pro
vinces except Bfmhay , Sind and
Msyore. The latest discoveries affect
ing India have been in Afghanistan
wtere some larue and lich fields
await develnpernent. Most * of tbe
Indian coal is of inferior quality ,
and in efficiency falls short of Enc-
lish coil by a foil third , bnt it
unices for all tbe needs of the coun
try , and tbe railroads now get less ffi
than one per cent of tbeir fuel fiom * '
Because a man can sit for forty
seconds without talking at the ratet
of a steam whistle , a woman bas an
idea that be is brooding over black
thougbis. JSfert Yotk Press.
"If we work upon marble , it
perish ; if we work upon brass , time
will efface it ; if we rear trmples , they
ll crumble into dn3t ; but if we
work upoa our mortal minds , if we
imbue them with principles , with
be just fear of God and our lellow-
men , we engrave on those tablets-
iometbing which will brighten to all-
eternity. " Daniel Webster.
Errors cost time and money.S < r-
do other things , but carelessness is-
a reputation killer.
GIVES "GO. "
Food That Carrie * One Alone.
It's nice to know of food that not
only tastes delicious but that puts the
snap and go into one and supplies stayIng -
Ing power for the day.
A woman says : "I have taken.
enough medicine in ray time to furnish
a drug store , but in later and wiser
years I have taken none but have-de
pended , for the health I now enjoy ,
on suitable and sustaining food of
which I keep on hand a tested variety ,
plain but nourishing.
"Of these iny main dependence is
Grape-Nuts , especially if I have before
me a day of unusual effort , either men
tal or physical. In this case I fortify
myself the first thing in the morning
with about four teaspoonfuls of Grape-
Nuts moistened with cream and not
much else for breakfast and the
amount of work I can then
through successfully without fatigue
or exhaustion is a wonder to those
about me and even to myself.
"Grape-Nuts food is
certainly a won
derful strengthener and is not a stimu
lant , for there is no reaction after
wards , but it is snstaJuing and
strengthening , as I Lave proved by
long experience" Name given by
Postum Co. , Battle Creek , MltA.
There's a reason four teasrpoonf3 ]
Grape-Nuts and cream wffl add
more strength and carry one Further
than a plateful of coarse , heavy food
that is nearly all waste. Grape-NnU
food Is condensed , pre-dlgested and de
licious. It contains the parts of the
Wheat and Barley grams that supply
the rebuilding parts for Brain ar >
Look In each
package for a1 cepj ol
the famous Httte book , Toe BdSd tr
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