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HOW TO WIN SUCCESS.
Oorernor Douglas of Massachusetts
. Gives Advice to Doye.
From a place at the cobbler's bench
Jit a mere pittance , William L. Douglas
has risen to the highest executive po-
'eltion in the State of Massachusetts ,
that of Governor , and has made him
self a millionaire. His rules and pre-
cepta of success are given by him
through the Boston Sunday American.
Tho Governor is interested in boys
and declares that these rules are given
for the benefit of boys. The Governor
Recently , in talking to a delegation of
bright-faced boys , I told them that they
hould. in order to make the most of life ,
obey the old maxim , "Stick to your last. "
If you don't you'll find that old ogre ,
called trouhle. bobbing up in your path
way every no\v and then , and you'll
never get to he on speaking terms with
success. Fortune , you know , favors thu
brave. In the battle of life the really
brave man is the one with courage
enough to "stick to his last" in the face
cf early rebuffs and temporary reverses.
He's the felloxv who will eventually be
able to laugh at trouble and to get chuin-
xny with success. What would you think
of a shoemaker who , after making part
of a shoe on one last , became dissatis
fied and started another shoe on a dif
ferent last , keeping up this method until
he had finally spent all his money for
lock and had nothing but a lot of half-
finished shoes to show for it. Foolish
way to do , isn't it ? But it's no more
foolish than for a young man to tackle
a new line of business every little while
until he grows too old to learn any busi
Everything in nature is fitted to do one
thing well and spends its whole life do-
Inc it. You never hear of the ant going
Into the honey-making business ; nor of
the bee building ant hills for a change.
Each one knows its place in the world
and sticks to it , and that is what boys
must do if they would accomplish great
things. Nearly every boy at an early
ace displays an aptitude for something ,
and if that aptitude is properly devel
oped the process of selecting a last is
simplified. And remember always to
keep your ambition , up to the top notch.
Whatever you do , try to do it better
than the other fellow. At school make
it a point to stand at the head of your
class : and at play don't be satisfied until
you can jump the farthest or throw the
Btraightest. Then when you enter busi
ness life this matter of getting ahead
"will become a habit.
Now another thing to think about is
this : Don't try to do what you like do
what you can. That's a good compan
ion piece for "stick to your last. " Don't
let the attraction of something you don't
know lure you away from the thing you
do. Do what you can and stick to it.
The Manx Language Society has beep
formed and to carry out its purpose of
preserving tho language of the Isle of
Man will send a phonograph to different
'parts ' of the island , and old men whose
accent is pure will speak into the re
ceiver passages from Scripture , folk-lore
itories , idiomatic sentences and proverbs.
When the records are complete they will
| be kept at the society's rooms in Doug-
A FREE BOTTLE OF
Mull's Grape Tonic
TO ANYONE WHO WILL WRITE FOR IT NOW
.Have you Constipation. Stomach
Trouble , Indigestion , Dyspepsia. ,
Blood Poison , Skin Diseases , Sores.
Sudden Bowel Trouble , Diarrhea ,
Cholera , Etc. ?
No one whose bow vive and strengthen
els are healthy and ac the bowels and intes
tive contracts these tines.Ve will prove
complaints. Invari to you that Mull's
ably they are the drape Tonic cures
result of Constipation Constipation and all
which means decayed , these terrible Bowel
poisoned and dyinjj troubles because it
.bowels or intestines. cleanses the Blood and
Check diarrhea and makes the intestines
you arc liable to fatal practically new. It
blood poison a physic feeds the starved con
makes you worse. dition and brings them
There is only one rifjht back to life nothing
and that is to - else will. For hot
' weather ills it has no
trc'aF the cause. Re- equal.
WRITE FOR THIS FREE BOTTLE TODAY
Good for ailing children and nursingmothers. .
Send this coupon with your name and ad
dress and your druggist's name , fora free bot
tle of Mull's Grape Tonic , Stomach Tonic and
To Mull's Grape Tonic Co. ,
21 Third Ave. , Rock Island , III.
Give Full Address and Write Plainly
The Si.oo bottle contains nearly three times
the Soc size. At drug stores.
The genuine has a date and number stamped
n the label take no other from your druggist.
IS OP VITAL IMPORTANCE.
A largo part of their time is spent in tho
choolroom and it becomes the duty of
every parent and good citizen to seeto it
tbat the schoolrooms are free from disease
breeding germs. Decorate the walls with
r Cleanly , sanitary , durable , ar
tistic , and safeguards health.
* in white and
a M M&
HOCK b@llSiil delicate tints.
Does not rub or scale. Destroys disease
germs and vermin. No washing of walls
after once applied. Any one can brush it
on mir with cold water. The delicate
tints are non-poisonous and are mada with
gpecial reference to tho protection of pu-
pila' eyes. Beware of paper and geynfeb-
orbing and disease-breeding kalsomlnea
bearing fanciful names and mixed with hot
water. Buy Alabastine only in five
pound packages , properly labeled.
Tint card , pretty wall and coiling design.
"Hints on Decorating. " and our artiste ,
errices in making color plans , free.
ALABASTINE CO. ,
. Ortfl * Raj Ids , MicJu , or 105 Water St , N. T.
POLLOWS MALAEIA OOFTEACTED IE
Victim IIa < l Jlecome Helpless "When Ho
Trlcrt Dr. Williams' Pink Pills , but
"Was Cured in Four Months.
Because be did not know that there ia
a remedy for ataxia. , Mr. Ariel endured
four years of weakness , paiu and tho
misery of thinking his case incurable.
"At the outbreak of the Spanish.
American "war , " he says , "Iwent with
Company B , Eighth Regiment , M.V.M. ,
into camp afc Chickanmuga , and while
there my system became thoroughly
poisoned with malaria. When I was
mustered out , I carried that disease
homo with mo. After a while locomotor
ataxia appeared. "
" How did the ataxia begin ? "
" I first noticed a paiu m tny ankles
and knee joints. This was lollowed by
a numb feeling in my legs. At times I
had. to drag myself around ; my legs
would shako or become perfectly dead.
I had constant trouble iu getting about
in the dark. I kept a light burning in
my room at night as I could not balance
myself in tho darkness. Eveu with the
aid of a light I wobbled , and would
reach out and catch hold of chairs to
prevent myself from falling ? "
" How long were you a sufferer ? "
"Fouryears in all. During the last
three years I was confined to bed , some
times for a week , again for three or four
weeks afc a time. When I was lying
down tho pain in my back was fre
quently so severe that I had to be helped
up and put in a chair to get a little re
lief. I had considerable pain in my
bowels and no control over my kidneys.
The worst of all was thafc the doctor
could give me 110 hope of recovery. "
"How were you cured ? "
"I read that Dr. Williams' Piiik
Pills had cured locomotor ataxia and
one or two friends spoke to me about
them. In tho fall of 19031 began to take
them for myself and I had nob used
nioro than one box before I found that
tho pains iu my knees and ankles were
greatly relieved. Four mouths after
ward I became a perfectly well man , and
I am today enjoying the best of health. "
Mr. Edward H. Ariel lives afc No. 43
Powow street , Amesbury , Mass. Every
sufferer from locomotor ataxia should try
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills without delay.
Any druggist can. supply them.
Before and After Taking.
In a small town iu New York State
two families live , one bearing the name
of Steele and the other of Stole. They
are friends , and frequently appear at
the same gatherings.
Not long ago an evening house af
fair was given at which a stranger
from Illinois was present. When the
usual introductions were to be made ,
Mr. Steele and Mr. Stole chanced to
be sitting side by side.
"May I present Mr. Steele , " said the
hostess. "And Mr. Stole " she added
The stranger waited for a second ,
and then said , smilingly : "Oh , yes , I
understand before and after taking. "
Back aches all the time. Spoils your
appetite , wearies the body , worries the
mind. Kidneys cause it all and Doan's
Kidney Pills re
lieve and cure it.
H. B. McCarver ,
of 201 Cherry St. ,
Portland , Ore. , in
spector of freight
for the Trans-Con
tinental Co. , says :
"I used Doan's
Kidney Pills for
back ache and oth
er symptoms of
which had annoyed
me for months. I
think a cold was
responsible for the
whole trouble. It
seemed to settle in my kidneys. Doan's
Kidney Pills rooted it out. It is sev
eral months since I used them , and up
to date there has been no recurrence
of the trouble. "
Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by all
dealers. Price 50 cents per box. Fos-
ter-Milburn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y.
Ethel Are you sure the count was
Irrtoxicated last night ?
Edythe Positive. Why , he couldn't
pronounce his own name.
Ethel But you must remember that
he is a Russian count. Cincinnati
Piso's Cure for Consumption promptly
relieves my little 5-year-old sister of
croup. Miss L. A. Pearce , 23 Pillins
street , Brooklyn , N. Y. , Oct. 2 , 1901.
A Useful Accomplishment.
Dr. Fridtjof Nansen , the Norwegian
explorer , tells an amusing story of a
Norwegian girl who came to the Unit
"This girl , " said Dr. Nansen , "jour
neyed to the United States in search
of employment. She was taken into a
household as a cook , but failed to give
satisfaction. Nearly everything she
undertook ended in failure , and , final
ly , the lady of the house asked , des
"Norah , is there anything you can
do ? "
"Yees , " responded Norah , with a
grin , "ay can milk reindeer. "
In a national school near Ballybeg
the principal ruled his pupils with a
rod of iron. Although a really good
teacher , he was somewhat harsh in his
punishments and rarely appeared to
have a due appreciation of youthful
spirits. One day he had occasion to
reprimand some senior boys for un
seemly conduct and ended his remarks ,
"Owen Girvan , you are a worthless
lad , and there is a bad end before you ;
I'm glad that I'm not your father. "
"Yer nawt half as glad as Oi am ,
orrl" was Owen's undutlful reply.
GOOD COW BARN.
A well know Iowa dairyman , Mr.
E. C. Bennett , recently described a
good cow barn in tho Wisconsin Far
mer , to accommodate nineteen cows.
It is IS feet wide by 58 feet long , with
a box stall at one end. He says :
Make the platform for the cows to
stand upon as long as the ouilding
and as wide as from the manger to
their hind feet. This depends upon
the size of the cows. Mine is fifty-six
inches wide. A few cows and lieifers
can use a narrower platform , and
some large cows may need one four
feet and ten or eleven inches wide.
The platform can be made narrower
at one end than at the other if cows
of widely varying sizes are kept.
I have a manger with sloping rear ,
so as to give all feed a tendency to
slide towards the cows. Some have
the back part of manger perpendicu
lar , and some omit the back wax
but cows will strain after feed which
gets out of their reach , endangering
their muscles , and sometimes slip
ping their hind feet off the rear of
platform and seriously hurting them
The usual distance apart of stan
chions here is three feet. If the cows
are unusually large , two inches more
should be allowed. I find that even
one inch less than three feet answer
for ordinary Jerseys.
As to the height of platform , I have
tried four inches and six inches for
the rear , and one inch higher for the
front. My preference is for the lower
four inches for the rear and five
for front. This slant is to permit
drainage to the rear and into the
"drop , " if any droppings get on the
It makes much difference which
way the cows face. . My building runs
east and west , and the cows face the
north. This is so I can let the sim
shine upon them from the rear. I
have a small window at the rear 01
each of two cows , and keep the plat
form well bedded. This makes it
pleasant and sunny in winter , and the
windows are opened In hot weather ,
ana wire screens keep out the flies
and let the air circulate freely.
This Is simple , but means much In
the way of comfort for the cows and
for those who do the milking. If the
building runs north and south , 1 rec
ommend windows on the west side ,
and the cows facing the east , if con
ditions permit. West windows let in
the light well , but they are colder in
winter than south windows. I use
two-inch planks for floor of platform
and the space , in rear of cows. The
space under the platform may be
plamc or earth , as desired. Some
have earth floor In rear of platform ,
but it is too apt to get sloppy with
me. I find that a width of two feet
at the top and eighteen inches at the
bottom is satisfactory for the man
ger. The height is immaterial , so
long as it will hold the feed and not
be inconveniently high. I had mine
thirty inches high in rear and six
incnes high in front. I wish to em
phasize the need of plenty of win
dows. Sunshine is death to tubercu
losis , and it has been found that cows
kept in the dark end of a barn are
more subject to that and otner dis
eases than other cows in the same
staoles , but in a good light.
PRACTICAL POTATO RAISING.
For the benefit of farmers interest
ed , I am going to tell them how 1
manage to raise good crops ever ?
year , from 250 to over four hundred
bushels per acre. My potatoes for
the past twenty-three years have
averaged me seventy cents a bushel.
The first thing I do is to look my
ground over and see that it is free
from witch grass or very nearly so.
I do not care how poor the soil is.
The land must not be too low , or
with too much clay in it. Potatoes
do much better on loamy or sandy
soil. I plow eight or ten imches deep
and try to have the furrows meet.
It makes very little difference wheth
er the land is plowed in the spring
or fall , but If f have time I plow in
the fall to save time in the spring.
I HRe to plant quite early as the
early planted field generally proves
the best. But I never plant till the
ground is in good condition to har
The harrowing is a very important
feature. Some men will harrow two
or three times and call it good
enough , I don't. I harrow till the
soil is like an ash heap , because it
I pays to work the ground in good
| shape. I mark out the field 3 % feet
wide and about six inches deep ,
either with a potato planter or with
j a horse hoe. If a horse hoe I drop
the fertilizer by hand about sixteen
| inches apart in the row , being careful
to run a chain through the rows in
order to mix the fertilizer well with
tho soil ; for a good fertilizer will
kill the seed if it comes in contact.
For the past twenty years I have
[ raised my potatoes wholly on com-
[ mercial fertilizer without any other
: dressing. If asked what kind of com
mercial fertilizer I used and consid
ered the best I should say Bradley's
complete per cent potash.
! Good seed Is necessary , and I con-
Eider the Green Mountain the best
all-round potato I have ever planted
and least liable to rot. There is
more in cutting potatoes for seed
than most farmers think. Some will
cut without looking to see whether
there are one or five eyes on a cut.
I start on the stem end and cut up ,
being careful to get at least two eyes
on a piece , and when I get up to
where the eyes are close together I
cut the seed smaller , but have no
less than two or more than four eyes
on a piece of seed. As fast as 1 cut
the seed I sprinkle plaster on them
so that they will not bleed. 1 cut
the seed six to ten days before J
When I arn ready to plant I drop
one thousand pounds of fertilizer tc
the acre in the rows , then drop the
seed sixteen inches apart and cover
about four inches deep. If a man has
no potato planter , a good horse hoe
is a very nice tool to cover with.
After planting I watch for them to
break ground , and as soon as I see
a few coming through I drop five hun
dred pounds of fertilizer to the acre
between the plants where they are
up and sixteen inches apart where
they are not up and then cover up
the potato and fertilizer tightly. As
soon as the potato shows again I
again cover it. I cover three times
very lightly the last time , and at the
same time I run a cultivator between
the rows twice a week , for the soil
cannot be stirred too much. By fre
quent use of horse hoe and cultivator
I keep down the weeds.
I never use a hand hoe , as there is
no need of it. The horses will dc
the work best if taken in time before
the weeds get a start. After the tops
get about eight inches high I horse
hoe , and again when the tops are
about a foot to fifteen inches high.
Checking bugs and blight The :
most important part is to keep down
the bugs and to spray so that the
potato will not blight or rot. I use
a hand sprayer and spray two and
sometimes three times. There are
years when potatoes do not blight or
rot , but wecannot predict those
years so I spray every year. A. T
Gribblhs in Massachusetts Plough
COW HOLDING UP HER MILK.
One of the mysteries that troubled
my boyhood days was how a cow
could hold up her milk , and that
same matter is worrying a good many
people yet. The fact is , a cow does
not and cannot hold up her milk , but
she does what has the same effect , j '
she fails to elaborate it. Most of the
milk a cow gives is elaborated ; that
is , becomes milk after the milking
has been begun. Suppose a cow were
shot just at the time of milking , and
her udder cut open , do you suppose
you would get the bucket full of milk
you would have expected had you
proceeded to quietly milk her in the
ordinary way ? On the contrary , you
would have nothing but a bunch of
milky , bloody glands. The milk is
not there. By some process known
only to nature , the milk producing
system of the cow relaxes when milk
ing begins , the milk glands secrete
very rapidly and the stream flows out
in response to the pressure.
Sometimes , however , the milk fails
to respond to the manipulation as at
other times , and then we say the cow
is holding up her milk. The fact is
the proper relaxation has not taken
place ; the glands are not working \
with their accustomed activity , and '
we fail to get the milk because it is
not there to get. Many causes pro- |
duce this effect. The cow may have '
been chased or frightened in an un-
usualy way , she may have been beat- !
en , a strange milker may be at her !
side , strange people may be in the !
yard , her accustomed feed may be
absent , or any other matter that dis
turbs her quiet or prevents her from j
feeling entirely at home , may have ,
this unhappy effect. Some cows are
much worse in this respect than oth
ers , because some are much more
easily disturbed than others.
The point is to learn the cow's dis
position and make her feel entirely at
home at milking time. You may
break her from undesirable habits ,
but you must do so at the expense of
a portion of her milk until she gets
accustomed to the change. Up to-
BENEFITS OF LIME.
We do not know who is the authoi
of the following ; but it is sensible
and timely : "There is no preventive
of roup so efficacious as lime. If the
floor of the poultry house , the yards ,
and every place to which fowls may
resort , are sprinkled with fine air-
slaked lime once or twice a week , it
is doubtful if roup will secure a hold
on the hens. Experiments made with
lime show that it will destroy the
germs of roup when it comes in con
tact therewith , and as lime is so
cheap , itmay be easily applied. " We
are doubtful about lime having any
effect on "the germs of roup , " but we
know it to be an excellent deodor
izer , and that it will keep poultry
houses sweetand clean. Farmer's
A Cleveland ( Ohio ) pastor pro
poses to erect a nine-story church.
He expects to be the first sky-pilot
to have a sky-scraper , declares the
Women Obtain Mrs. Pinkhani's
Advice and Help.
She Has Guided Thousands to Health.
How Lydlti E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound Cured 2r . Fred Scyilcl.
It is a great
satisfaction for a
woman to feel that
she can write to
another telliajr her
the most private
details about her
illness , and know
that her lettci will
be seen by a wo
man only , a wo
man full of sym
pathy for her
sick sisters , and
above all. a woman who has had
more experience in treatingfemale ills
than any livingperson. .
Over one hundred thousand cases of
female diseases come before Mrs. Pink-
ham every year , some personally ,
others by mail , and this has been go
ingon for twenty years , day after day.
Surely women are wise in seeking"
advice from a woman of such experi
ence , especially when , it is absolutely
Mrs. Piakham never violates the con
fidence of women , and every testimo
nial letter published is done so with
the written consent or request of the
writer , in order that other sick women
mav be benefited as they have been.
Mrs. Fred Seydel. of 412 North f 4th
Street , West Philadelphia , Pa. , writes :
Dear Mrs. Pinkham :
' ' Over n year ago I wrote you a letter asking
advice , as "I had female ills and could not
carry a chikl to maturity. I received your
kind letter of instructions and followed your
advice. I am not onlv n. well woman in con-
Becjuence , but have a beautiful baby girl. I
wish every suffering woman in the land would
write you for advice , as you have done so
much for me. "
Just as surely as Mrs. Seydel was
cured , will Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound cure every
woman suffering1 from any form of
No other medicine in all the world j
has such a record of cures of female j
troubles as has Lydia E. Pinkham's [
Vegetable Compound. Therefore no
prudent woman will accept any substi
tute which a druggist may oilor.
If you are sit-k. write Mrs. Pinkham ,
Lynn , Mass , for special advice. It ia
free and always helpful.
A Bad Pit.
An English tourist in the Highlands
tells the following amusing story. He
was traveling one diy last summer by
rail in the North of Scotland , and at
one of the stations four farmers en
tered the train. They were : ill big.
burly men and completely lillod up the
seat on the one side of the compart
ment. At the next station the carriage
door opened to admit a t.II , cadaverous
individual with about the girth of a
lamp-post. lie endeavored to wedge
himself in between two of the farmers ,
and , finding it a diilicult operation , he
said to one of them : "Excuse me , sir , '
but you must move up a bit ! Each J
seat is intended to accommodate five
persons , and according to act of Par- '
liament you are only entitled to eight- '
een inches of space. " "Aye , aye , my
friend , " replied the farmer , "that's a' |
very guid for you that's been built that
way ; but ye canna blame me if I
ha'ena been construckit according to
act of Parliament ! "
Mr * . "Wlnglow'B BOOTHIHO STBUP for Children
teething ; loftens the sums , reduce * Inflammation , al >
laja pain , cures wind colic. 25 cents a bottl * .
"Were you ever called to serve on a
jury before ? ' ' asked the lawyer.
"No , sir , " answered the juror. "This
ts the first time my intelligence has ever
'teen questioned. "
Assisted by Cuticura Ointment , "
thegrcat Skin Cure , for preserving ,
purifying , and beautifying the skin ,
for cleansing the scalp of crusts ,
scales , and drtndruff , and the stop- ,
ping of falling hair , for softening,1
whiteningand soothing red , rough , '
and sore hands , for baby rashes , '
itchings , and chafings , in the form
of baths for annoying irritations j
and inflammations , or undue per- ,
spiration , in the form of washes for
ulcerative weaknesses , and for
many sanative , antiseptic , purposes
which readily suggest themelves/ '
asve > l as for all the purposes of
the toilet , bath , and nursery.
. a thrrTi-ho'.t thr vorU ! P ltcr I.rs < * f ti
"A ioot Jor V. .si : n.
Positively cured by
these kittle Pilla. |
Thny also relievo DI *
ITCG3 from Dyspepsia , In
JTTLS digestion a d Too Hearty
IVI Eating. A perfect ; rem
edy for I ) izzlncsa. Nausea ,
Drowsiness , Bid Tasto
la tho Koulli , Coated
Tongue. Pain In tlio SlfleJ
regulate tie Eckels. Purely Vegetable.
SMALL PILL , SMALL DOSE SMALL PRIGEJ
GARTERS Genuine Must Bear
REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. !
's Ee Water
xyilKN 1VKITINO TO AOVKHTISER *
V t plfiiae sty : you gaw Uu > Javertl aum 9 (
iu thU payer.
S. C. N. U. No. 28-1905
CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Cough Syrup. Taatea Good. Use j
In time. Sold by druggists. i
That you want LION COFFEE always , and he ,
being1 a square man , will not try to sell you any
thing else. You may not care for our opinion , buh
What Aliont tiie United Jodgmesi of Millions
of housekeepers who have used LIOX COFFEE
for over a quarter of a century ?
la there any stronger proof of merit , than tho
Confidence o ! ( lie People
and e\rer increasing popularity ?
LION COFFEE is carefully se
lected at tlie plantation , shipped
direct to our various factories ,
where 15 is sldillally roasted and
carefully packed in sealed pack
ages unlike loose coilee , v-'hicla
is exposed to germs , dust , in
sects , etc. UON CQFFEEreaches
you as pure and clean as when
it left the factory. Sold only in
i 113. packages.
Lion-head on every package.
Save these Lion-heads for valuable premiums.
SOLD BY GROCERS EVERYWHERE
WOOLSON SPICE CO. , Toledo , Ohio.
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