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That Hud M.i. I.- I.if- AVrttch.d for
The immediate causes of headaches
vary, hut most of tlie:n come from jKxir
or ioi-ine'l llKnl. In amentia the blood
is sanity or thin ; the nerves are iinier
fectly nourished ami pain is the way in
which tin. y express their weakness. In
colds the blood absorbs poison from tho
mncous surfaces, ami the poihou irritates
tho nerves and produces pain. In rheu
matism, malaria and tho grip, the poison
in the blood produces like discomfort. la
indigestion tho gases from the impuro
matter kept in the system affect tho
blood in the same way.
The ordinary headache-cures nt best
give only temporary relief. They deaden
the pain but do not drive the poi.son out
of tho blood. Dr. Williams Pink Pills
on tho contrary thoroughly renew tho
blood ami tho pain disappears ierma
nently. Women in particular have found
these pills an unfailing relief in head
aches caused by ana'mia.
Miss Stella Blocker recently said: "Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills did me a great deal
of good. I had headache nearly all tho
time. After I had taken three boxes of
these pills I became entirely will."
"How long had you tuffered?" she
' For several years. I can't tell thG
exact date when my i!InchS began for it
came on by slow degrees. 1 had been
going down lull for many years."
" Did oii haw any other ailments?"
" I was very weak ami sometimes I had
fever. My liver and kidneys were af
fected as w II as my head."
ilow did you come to take the rem
edy that cured you?"
" I saw in a southern newspaper a
statement of some jer.vii who was cured
of a like trouble by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. My physician hadn't done me any
good, so I bought, a box of these pills.
After I had taken one box I felt mmiiiicIi
better that I kept on until I became en
Mis blocker's home is nt Lean dor,
Louisiana. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
wdd by all dnigirNts. Besides headacho
they cure neuralgia, sciatica, nervous
prostration, partial paralysis and rheu
Charms of the Riviera.
It has been pointed out that tho
temperature on the Jtiviera is a very
few degrees above that of the south
of Kngland. but the charm lies in the
almosL constant biiccession of days
I'lso's Cure is the lest medicine we ever used
for ail :iTtvtio'isf the throat ami luuo. Wii.
O. KMisucr. Vaulmren. 1ml., Feb. 10. 1WX).
Ten a Penny.
Lot us never forget that the best
gift within our power to convey is
justice. Many a good giver fails to
pay his full score, because of preju
dice, narrowness, or personal antip
athy. Ii Uriiyerc.
Important to Mothers.
Ilramlnc carefully every ltott'c of CASTOTtlA,
:i pafoanJ cure mmi-dy for lafaals uutl children,
awl .-co that it
la Use lr Ui-iT ::o Ytirt
The kti.il You lime Always UoUit.
Provided Handsomely for Pets.
Quite a larire sti'ii was left by a
Bajput prince some thirty years xtgo
"for the maintenance m comfort" of
his thiee favorite elephants and a pet
tiger. A curious provision was that
special trappings and cloths were to
be provided for the elephants, while
the tiger was to be regaled with a
specially mentioned diet, and was to
be provided with a solid gold collar
studded with a large number of pre
Link Sausage Output.
A trade journal has estimated, af
ter much figuring, that the annual
output of link sausage in this coun
try amounts to more than 100.000.000
yards, or 'l'l:i'l miles. This is
enough to extend around the world
nine times at the equator but sau
sage will not keep at the equator.
Landlord's Abi-urd Prerogatives.
The duke of Portland has the right
of taking up his abode in any of the
tenants" houses on the Welbeck estate,
and Iord Balfour of Burleigh can
make the tenants on his property as
semble once a year bareheaded and
barefooted and acknowledge him pub
liclv to be their lord and master.
Harvard's Choicest Treasure.
Harvard college is rich in treasures
of many kinds in its vast series of
museums, but the choicest of all its
treasures, is the Ware collection of
Blaschka glass models of plants in
the Botanical museum.
Very Plain In Some People.
A great many people go on suffer
ing from annoying ailments for a long
time before they can pet their own
consent to gie up the indulgence
from which their trouble arises.
A gentleman in Brooklyn describes
his experience as follows:
"I became satisfied some months
ago that I owed the palpitation of the
heart, from which I suffered almost
daily, to the use of coffee (I had been
a coffee drinker for 30 years), but I
found it very hard to give up the bev
erage. "I realized that I must give up the
harmful indulgence in coffee but I
felt the necessity for a hot table
drink, and as tea is not to my liking. I
was at a loss for awhile what to do.
"One day I ran across a very sen
sible and straightforward presenta
tion of the claims of Postuni Food
Coffee, and was so impressed thereby
that I concluded to give it a trial. My
experience with it was unsatisfactory
till I learned how it ought to be pre
pared by thorough boiling for not
less than 15 or 20 minutes. After I
learned that lesson there was no
trouble. Postum Food Coffee proved
to be a most palatable aud satisfac
tory hot beverage, and I have used it
"The effect on my health has been
most salutary. It has completely
cured the heart palpitation from which
I used to suffer so much, particularly
after breakfast, and I never have a re
turn of it except when I dine or lunch
away from home and am compelled
to drink the old kind of cofTee because
Postum Is not served. I find that Pos
tum Food Coffee cheers and Invigor
ates while it produces no harmful
stimulation." Name given by Postum
Co.. Battle Creek. Mich.
There's a reason.
Ten days' trial proves an eye open
tr to many.
Read the little book. The Road to
feUvUle" la Tcry okg.
DEATHXOF FITZHUGH LEE
Distinguished Virginia Succumbs to
Stroke of Apoplexy-VHad Served
with Distinction in Tlwse Wars
Consul General at Havana, Just Pre
vious to the War with Spain.
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee died at Washing
ton April 2S as the result of an at
tack of apoplexy and paralysis. The
end came quite suddenly and was
Gen. Lee was stricken early in the
morning while on a train en route
from Boston to Washington. A phy-
The Late Fitzhugh Lee.
sician was taken aboard the train at
Baltimore and accompanied the suf
feier to Washington. Under the di
rection of Major Kean, V. S. A., of
the surgeon general's olhcc, the pa
tient was removed to Providence hos
pital, where he continued to sink until
Gen. Lee was fiS years old and al
ways had enjoyed robust health.
However, he had led an exceptionally
THE LOSSES OF WAR.
"Upon Human Bones All Empires
Have Been Builded."
In cases where armies are recruited
chiefly or wholly from the offscourings
ot the population, the situation is dif
ferent; but with the so-called "na
tional army system" of the nineteenth
century things are m ordered as to
raise this element of cost to a maxi
mum, writes Charles J. Bullock in the
Atlantic. Historians never fail to re
cord the loss which France suffered
when 't0,MH) Huguenots weie driven
out of the kingdom, but they seldom
give adequate attention to the cost of
the glorious wars waged by the grand
niounrtnie and the mighty Corsican.
And yet, from the Khine to Moscow,
from the Alps to Calabria, from the
Pyrenees to Gibraltar, a century and
a half of magnificent combat sowed
the soil of Europe thick with the
skulls of Frenchmen, while distant In- ,
dia and Egypt claimed a share of the j
offering, and many provinces of
France engulfed their quotas of brave i
soldiers. England, too, as Kipling re-
minds us, has salted down her empire
with the bones of her sons, depositing
much of the preservative in the sea
beyond the reach of spade or plow
share. Upon human bones, in fact, all
empires are builded; and these things
must be taken into the account when
one tries to estimate the gain and
DO AMERICANS DIE YCUNG?
German Physician So Asserts, and
According to Dr. B. 1 aquer. in a
paper on "Social Hgiene in the Unit
ed States." submitted to the Interna
tional Congress of Medicine in ses
sion at Wiesbaden, Germany, "Amer
icans are shorter lived than Ger
mans." "Although more temperate in the
use of alcohol than the Germans." he
says, "and working 10 per cent, short
er hours, the Americans are exhaust
ed earlier in life."
Dr. Iaquer finds that the number of
persons from 40 to 00 years of age
are. in Germany 17ft. in America 170;
persons over CO, in Germany 7S, Amer
The solution of these facts is doubt
less owing to the fact that men live
at a more rapid pace in this country
than in Germany.
French Foreign Minister, who has
been induced by his colleagues to re
consider his determination to resign.
He is considered one of the ablest of
European diplomats, aud a stanch
friend of peace.
The Growing Love of Sports.
The great attendance at baseball
games, so far, may be taken with en
tire confidence as a forecast of what
is to follow throughout the season.
More than that, it is a sign of what
may be expected on the race tracks,
at field contests of various kinds, at
the tennis courts, on the golf links,
on the banks of rivers where rowing
regattas are held and. in brief, at all
outdoor sporting events. No sign of
the times is clearer than the increas
ing popularity of many sports out of
doors. Cleveland Leader.
Automobile Bank for Cincinnati.
Cincinnati is soon to have what is
said to he the first automobile bank in
this country. The car is of chilled
steel, with double-walls and a one-inch
space between. It will contain a
burglar-proof safe, desk and working
room for several clerks. The motive
power is electricity, and the storage
battery can be charged for a 50-mile
run. The cost will be 5,000. The use
of the car is obvious to save deposi
tors from sending to the bank head
cuarters. Provides for Divorced Queen.
Herr Mankiewicz. a German million
aire, has notified the divorced wife ol
the King of Saxony, the ex-Crown
Princess Louise, that he will present
to her the villa at Merin he recently
purchased and make her an allowance
sufficient to live in it in royal state.
Auto-Buses for London.
It is estimated that 500 motor omni
buses will be running in London a
year hence. Drivers of horse-drawn
omnibuses are being trained for the
active life, being a veteran of three
wars. He served in the Mexican war,
was in the Confederate army during
the civil war, and his conspicuous
service in the Spanish war is current
Gen. Lee, U. S. A., was one of Vir
ginia's foremost sons. He was born
" Claremont, Va., Nov. 19, 1S35. His
father was Capt. Sydney Smith Lee,
who left the United States navy at
the outbreak of the civil war. Gen.
-ee was a grandson of Gen. Henry
e; or "Lighthorse Harry," and a
vlD tW f Gen- Robert E. Lee, and,
"Ke him, saw active service in the
He was appointed a cadet to West
Point m 1852, was graduated in 1856,
and assigned to the Second cavalry.
hile on duty in the West he fought
a duel with a Comanche chief.
Gen. Lee had the proud distinction
of having twice held commissions in
the army of the United States and
once in that of the Confederacy.
"I wonder what Jubal Early will
say when he sees me marching up in
a blue uniform on judgment day?"
Gen. Lee used to ask his old comrade
in the Confederacy, hut now a retired
officer of the regular army, Gen. "Joe"
Gen. Lee was appointed Consul Gen
eral at Havana by President Cleve
land in 1S9', when the Cubans were
making their final struggle for inde
pendence. The blowing up of the
Maine precipitated war with the Unit
ed States. He was commissioned by
President McKinley as an officer of
the army, and was present at the sur
render of Havana.
At the time of his death Gen. Lee
was president of the exposition com
pany engaged in commemorating the
settlement at Jamestown, Va.
DEATH OF NOTED EXPLORER.
Capt. Glazier Claimed He Discovered
Source of Mississippi.
Col. Willard Glazier, who died at
Albany, N. Y., last week at the age
of 54, claimed that he discovered the
leal source of the Mississippi, a small
lake south of Lake Itasca. In 1SS1
he made a canoe voyage from the
headwaters to the mouth of the Mis
sissippi, a distance of 3,000 miles. He
COLONUL. WILLAIID GLAZIER.
was a.i .t tii.oi. MjinK!' .. i i .jlozer.
I He served in tin northern army dur
! ing the civil war and was confined in
Libby prison. In 1S7C he rode from
Boston to San Francisco on horseback
and was captured by Indians near
Skull Bocks, Wyo., but made his es
cape. Benefit of a Rural Life.
Fresh country air is wholesome and
a souvereign remedy for many of the
ills that alllict the weary city dweller.
The tendency in this country has been
too much to crowd into the great
cities and many of the poor of the
slums ami overtaxed tenements would
be greatly benefited if they could be
removed to the farms. The maga
zines that encourage the love of rural
life are doing a great work and not
the least feature of their mission is
the cultivation of the aesthetic qual
ity. They promote a love for the
beautiful in nature that will result in
the preservation of much of the nat
ural loveliness of the country that
has been too ruthlessly dealt with by
the unappreciative utilitarian in the
past. Nashville, Tenn., Banner.
Spain's Boy King.
The young boy king is tall, thin,
with a prominent underlip, nose, and
jawbone. His eyes are bluish gray
by no means Spanish and his hair is
nut brown. He has winning manners
when speaking or smiling, and it is
asserted that he is able to speak six
languages fluentlj- viz.: Spanish,
German. French, English, Italian, and
Portuguese. Don Alfonso is also a
military tactician of no mean order.
He grasps readily the laws of regi
mental maneuvering, and when lead
ing a battalion in a sham attack
against a foe it is affirmed that he has
a natural intuition short of genius for
the right move in the right place and
at the right time.
A strange phenomenon has been
witnessed recently in the snow region
about Coire. in the Swiss canton of
the Grisons. The wide stretch of
snow has suddenly been transformed
into a vast sweep of jet black. This is
owing to the sudden falling upon the
country of enormous swarms of small
black insect, without wings, but pro
vided with two long legs, that permit
him to move after the way of a grass
hopper. These insects fall in such
clouds that the people of the Grisons
call them "black snow."
Seeks to Secure Trade.
The Manila agent of the Pacific
Commercial museum, San Francisco,
warns California merchants to look
cut for the new scheme of fhe Toyo
Kisen Steamship company of Japan,
which is to extend its present Manila
service between Manila aud Panama.
It has negotiated a large loan from
the Rothschilds, and is building 12-000-ton
20-knot steamships, and after the
war is over will be ready to try to
wrest the Oriental market from San
Soldiers and Artificial Teeth.
The British army council has decid
ed to discontinue the experiment of
providing recruits with artificial teeth.
The soldiers would not pay tor their
teeth as agreed, out of their pay of
twenty-five cents a day, and when the
military authorities tried to make
them they deserted, teeth and all.
California Ships Cherries.
California shipped its first cherries
of the season eastward on April 7.
Thy were of the purple Guigue va
riety and were grown in Vacaville.
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FUNDS MEANT TO ALLAY PANIC
PASSED THROUGH BROKEN PANE
Friends of the First National Bank of Milwaukee, wishing to deposit
money to show their confidence in its stability were unable to reach the
receiving teller's window because of the crowd. A pane in a plate-glass
window was cut with a diamond, the panic was broken and tens of thou
sands of dollars were deposited in th is way.
SLAVS IN UNITED STATES
.train Is Certain to Miss Largely in
the Blood of the Future Composite
American Skilled Trades Have
Sparse Representation in Their
Ranks Have Not the Fault of Hud
dling in the Cities, as Have Other
Charities published in a recent num
ber the results of a detailed study of
Slavic immigration in the United
States. In spite of the proportions
which it has reached some 230.000
Slavs came over last year popular
ignorance on the subject is marked.
In northern Pennsylvania the great
hordes of Ilutheniau, Polish and Slo
vak miners are contemptuously class
id as "Huns," and even the more in
tilligent are di.-posed to associate
them with the followers of Attila. For
good or ill. however, the Slavic strain
I romi-es to ir.i.x largely in the blood
of the future composite American. In
tlie c'.iilv arrivals at Ellis Island it is
, bv the Italian and 1
Jewish; hence it is !
possibly by the
encouraging to note that tlie Slavs,
too, improve on closer acquaintance.
Properly Slavic immigrants should
not be classed as a single group. They
are really a congeries of some twenty
one peoples, differing in race, lan
guage and frequently in religion.
They range all the way from the high
ly civilized Bohemian, almost invari
ably literate and skilled of labor, to
the ignorant Iluthene of Galicia,
economically and educationally on the
lowest plane. Practically all religions
are represented Orthodox Greek, Ro
man Catholic, Protestant and Luther
an, with such eccentricities as the
Doukbobors and regularly organized
-ets of Freethinkers.
According to Miss Kate Holladay
Claghorn, the causes of immigration
are largely political. Thus it is al
most invariablj the subject races
that leave home. From Russia the
genuine Muscovite seldom emigrates;
it is the Pole, the Lithuanian, the
Jew and the Finn. The dominant Ger
man does not abandon Austria in
large numbers; it is the more or less
subject Slav. Roumanians do not
emigrate from their own country, Rou
mar.ia; but from Hungary. Rutheni
ans come from Galicia, not from Rus
sia. Economic causes, too, are influ
ential. According to Ivan Ardan, the
peasants of Galicia subsist almost
entirely on potatoes and cabbage; 50
per cent eat no bread for six months
in the year. Under these conditions
a high standard of education and man
ners could hardly be expected. They
have some traits, indeed, not unlike
the Asiatic hordes from which many
of them are sprung. They are hard
drinkers, ready fighters, though sel
dom quarrelsome. With the exception
of the Bohemians and Magyars (the
Stature in Army and Navy.
It is not improbable that the army
icgulaticns will be modified in the
matter of the stature of enlisted men.
Under the present regulations a man
must be of pretty good height to be j
accepted for either the army or the
navy. But the Japanese soldiers and
sailors are not large men. The suc
cess of the Japs as fighters has caus
ed the authorities at Washington to
take into consideration the fact that
sometimes small men can fight about
as well as big ones. Savannah, Ga.,
Control of the Mediterranean.
There are four nations which have
what may be called a natural right to
direct the destinies of the Mediterra
neanGreat Britain, France, Italy and
Srain. Of these Great Britain has un
dertaken with conspicuous success the
burden of administering the affairs of J
Egypt; France has been given a tree .
hand in Morocco; Italy must become
the chief power in the Adriatic and
Ionian seas, while Spain has enough
to do in promoting her internal devel
opment. Providence, R. I., Journal.
Americn Woman Liked by Queen.
An American woman who has quick
ly gained the favor of royalty in Eng
land and for whom Queen Alexandra
is said to have evinced a strong per
sonal regard, bears no title Mrs.
Frank Mackay, the daughter of a rich
lumberman of Minneapolis, Minn.
Government Improves City.
Servia's government is about build
ing T50 miles of railroad lines; aiso
sewerage works, water works, quays
and storage houses in the city of Belgrade.
latter, of course, are not Slavs, though
Ioobely so reckoned by Charities), the
rate of illiteracy is high; and the
skilled trades are sparsely represent
ed. Like the Italians, the Slavs come
here first without their wives; send
home their savings, and, when work
is slack, go back themselves. Also
like the Italians, however, they are
not contented to remain away; but
soon return, this time with their fami
lies, and definitely establish here
Unquestionably, the Slavs are more
assimilable than some other elements
in tho new immigration. They meet
the supreme test that of distribution.
They do not huddle in the great cities,
like the Italians and Jews; there
are Slav colonies in New York, hut
they are comparatively unimportant.
They are distributed pretty generally
from the Atlantic coast to the" Missis
sippi river, in accordance with the de
mands of labor. They have one groat
advantage in thatyhe nan of Eurone
fro!n 'eh theyme is, physically
a"; diiuatieally almost ,,ieiltIcaI
..ii .. wwi. inu lerino plains oi
the Danube are reproduced hero in
those of the Mississippi.
The Russian Jew here takes up a
new trade in the sweat shop; the
Italian from the farms of Sicily and
Basilicata here has to adapt himself to
rough laborer's work, but the Slav, in
large measure, simply resumes the oc
cupations to which he has been bred
at home. They are miners in the an
thracite fields and iron mines of Penn
sylvania; wheat growers in Wiscon
sin and Illinois, where they are fre
quently proprietors; tobacco raisers
in Connecticut; "abandoned farmers."
in New England. They are employed"
in the steel shops of Pittsburg, the
shoe factories of Lynn, the oil and
sugar refiners of Greater New York
and the hat shops of Newark. They
work as stevedores on the docks of
Jersey City and in the packing houses
They are found in largest numbers
in Pennsylvania, where, in the iron
and coal mines, there are now about
110,000 in the main Poles, Ruthe
nians and Slovaks. To New York
state came 32,000 last year, to Illinois
24.000 and to Ohio 19.000. In general,
they are industrious and law-abiding;
utilize educational opportunities for
their children though still too close
ly attached to the parochial school;
belong equally to both the two great
political parties, and constantly im
prove their condition. The Magyar
colony of New York bounded by
Stanton and Seventh streets. First
avenue and East River is a distinct
gain. Here they are furriers, shop
keepers, merchants and workmen in
cigar, wire and shoe factories. And
in Hungarian cafes they have added
an interesting social institution to the
metropolis. New York Post.
Joke on H. H. Rogers.
A practical joker played a heartless
trick on H. H. Rogers of the Standard
Oil company the other evening at the
Board of Trade banquet in New York.
As Mr. Rogers stood up to make his
speech it was noticed that he had a
rragnificent pink in his buttonhole.
Later a friend asked him, "Do you
know the meaning of that pink you
are wearing?" No," replied Mr. Rog
ers. "Well, that is the Thomas W.
Lawson pink," he was told. What Mr.
Rogers taid will never be printed in
Own Fine Country Estate.
Herman B. Duryea and Harry Payne
Whitney, of New York, and Hobart
Ames, of Boston, own a 70,000-acre
game preserve at Hickory Valley,
Tenn., sixty miles from Memphis.
Their preserve is considered the fin.
est in many respects in America
though others exceed it in size. The
bird dogs are undoubtedly the best on
this continent they have demonstrat
ed this in field trials for many genera
tions and the fox and bear hounds
cannot be equaled anywhere.
In Memory of Donizetti.
In honor of the great composer Don
izetti a museum is to be erected at
Bergamo, his native place. Relatives
of the late composer have agreed to
furnish the material. Baroness Basoni
Scotti will supply the furniture of the
room in which Donizetti died.
Independent Young Americana,
The daughters of Capt. John Mullan
U. S. A., are running a laundry i-'
Washington and are making a success
of the venture, though some of their
relatives are very indignanL
NO JOY IN FORGETFULNESS
There was once a poor woman
whose life had been such a bitter one
that she wanted her memory taken
away. He to whom she had given the
love of her young heart had not ful
filled the promises of his youth; his
weaknesses had developed into
crimes, so that he was compelled to
flee for his life; and the sons and
daughters she had borne and brought
up had repaid her care and kindness
with neglect and abuse, and at last,
one by one, had wandered far from
her fireside. So the heart of the poor
woman was broken, and she passed, a
sad and desolate soul, down the dark
valley of the shadow of death. She
came at last to the dim river, and
asked the boatman to take her over.
"This is the river of forgetfulness,"
said the boatman. "Will you stop and
drink before you cross?"
The woman's face brightened and
her voice was full of eager longing.
"Yes," she said, "I will drink; I will
forget then that my hopes have fail
ed." "Yon will forget that you ever
hoped," replied the boatman.
The woman drew back; then she
bent forward once more. "I will for
get that I came to hate him so," she
War is abhorrent, but it has at least
one innocent use. says the Philadel
phia Public Ledger. It is an efficient
educator in geography. War teaches
this branch of education with more in
terest and thoroughness than the
most accomplished professor in his
classroom and, on the other hand, it
is urged by many eminent military
men that an accurate knowledge of
geography is necessary for successful
The art of war and geography are
in intimate association. The latter is
called "the handmaid of tactics and
strategy." So important is the rela
tion of geographical education to war
that the London Times has opened its
columns to the discussion of the sub
ject. One of its correspondents, in
true British fashion, says that "to
think imperially with any profit we
must think geographically."
The technical importance of geo
graphical knowledge in war and the
importance of "thinking imperially"
may not appeal to the American read
er, but there can be no question as to
the educational value of the dis
patches and accompanying explana
tions chronicling the movements of
As mysterious and uncontrollable, as
treacherous and as entertaining as
the vast ocean, which lies only a few
leagues west of its borders, is the
great sea of sand which forms a large
rortion of California's greatest desert,
known, because of its proximity to the
river of that name, as the Colorado
This desert is tho wind's favorite
playground. He comes over the moun
tains, from plowing the mighty deep,
and works strange fancies in the pli
able sands. Ho duplicates the great
billows of the turbulent ocean; he
imitates the rippling waves of the
placid sea; he carves and builds and
plays at artist, sculptor and geometri
cian. When he becomes weary of his
sports he lashes himself to fury and
tosses the sand a mile high in the
air and flings it broadcast over all
the plain, whirling and hurling the
particles till he obscures the sun and
brings a suffocating darkness to the
On the east side of the desert he is
at present busy engulfiing a railroad.
Already he has buried many of the
Benefit in Short "Naps
The majority of people take a meal
of some kind between the hours of 12
and 2 daily, says the London Chron
icle. With a number of persons this
meal assumes the form of a substan
tial dinner, while with others it
amounts to nothing more than a light
luncheon. In either case, however,
the repast requires to be digested, and
this necessitates some modification of
the activities of the brain, since neith
er that organ nor those concerned in
the processes of digestion are capable
of good work when an attempt is
made to put forth their energies simul
taneously. A tendency to drowsiness, confusion
of thought and inability to make any
great mental effort are among the re
sults of a diminished cerebral circu
lation. These feelings are, therefore,
experienced by most persons after
a meal, and they are the more pro
nounced in proportion to the greater
amount of digestive energy expended.
The Chosen One
That fellowship of genius, unconstrained
Of place or riches; nor its precincts
Of loud alarum; for a brazen Kate
Thlok-metab-d. bids tht- wanderer await
Until the sacred password is approved
By Him who loveth art for art beloved.
Xor ever ringeth false upon His ear
That magic word that bids the gate
The moated ditches close, the drawbridge
The sentinels move, harmless on the wall.
The feast be spread, the laureled wreath
For him who bears the signet-ring of
Nor any soul discordant at the feast.
Not any greatest one or any least'.
But all of common stature, having sipped
The cup whose golden sides have dripped
With the rare wine of Song, whobe vine
Where the clear blue of the Parnassian
Dips down to earth to lift the souls of
When Silence Is Golden
The best of us talk too much. "The
essence of power is reserve," said a
man who knew.
Many a reputation has been built on
silence. Many a one is spoiled through
rushing prematurely and volubly into
It is safe to be silent when your
words would wound. "Faithful are
the wounds of a friend," says the old
proverb, but one wants to be mighty
irare one's friend needs the wounding
and that we are qualified to administer
Keep still when your words will dis
courage. It is infinitely better to be
Jwnb forever than to make one fel-
"You will forget that you ever loved
him." came the response.
The words seemed to stir a faraway
memory. There was a long pause.
Then the woman leaned forward to
"I will forget that my little ones left
my arms. I will forget how I wept for
them in the darkness when they did
not return at night. I will forget that
they lost the right path and wandered
away, never to return to me."
"Yes," said tho boatman, "you will
forget that you ever pressed them to
your bosom, forget that you ever felt
the tiny fingers wandering caressingly
over your face. You will forget the
visions you saw, the fond hopes yon
cherished as you used to rock them
to sleep at night."
The woman was not stooping by the
river now; she had raised herself and
was walking toward the boat.
"You may row me across." she said.
"1 shall not drink of the waters of for
getfulness." Have you ever said, dear reader. In
a moment of despair, "there is nothing
in all my past to be thankful for?"
Never say it again. Have you ever
wished that jou might drink of the
waters of forgetfulness? Never wish
' it again. A. B. Curtis.
armies on the war scene and describ
ing more or less minutely regions and
peoples of which the reader has had
very limited and imperfect knowledge.
Recalling conflicts within easy rec
ollection, the South African and the
Spanish-American wars were great
educators. No one who followed
these wars closely, as gazetted by the
newspapers, could have failed to
learn much respecting Africa. Spain,
Cuba, the Philippines and Porto Rico
of which he was previously ignorant.
Tho pending titanic struggle in Asia
has produced a dct.ige of valuable in
formation, geographical, political, so
cial, respecting Russia. Japan and
Manchuria, quite apart from the in
tensely dramatic features of the war.
The school books are always years
behind that universal school master,
the live newspaper. The mass of in
formation and permanently useful in
telligence presented in the voluminous
war correspondence is one of the as
tonishing evidences of modern prog
ress and of the development of the
newspaper's Inaction as a popular ed
ucator. The daily newspaper, faithful
to its trust, is the world's best text
book in many lines.
of the Wind
telegraph poles which stand along the
way and he has invaded the right of
way of the road aud the company
is busily fighting to hold possession
until a new line, which is being built
around th intruding hills, shall be
completed. Then the rolling billows
of sand will be allowed to sweep on
In the southwestern portion of the
same desert is another range of travel
ing hills. These are more wonderful,
however, than the ones which are men
acing the railroad, for upon these hills
the wind has practiced his skill at
carving geometrical figures. These
hills are known as the Crescent hills.
Each is the shape of a true crescent,
the points of which are toward the
A hill which is fifty feet high is
found to he 100 feet thick at the base
and 200 feet from point to point of the
duplicate horns of the crescent. If a
hill is twice that bight its other dimen
sions will he found to have doubled
also. Little and big they keep their
proportions as they move slowly
across the plain. New York Tribune.
Since brain work of good quality
cannot be produced while the pro
cesses of digestion are in active opera
tion, it is wise not to attempt it. It
is never prudent to thwart the bene
ficent intentions of nature. Many per
sons struggle against the mental and
physical lethargy that accompanies
the earlier stages of the digestive act,
apparently under the delusion that all
time given to the important business
of building up and repairing by their
tissues Is time wasted. So far from
this being the case a well spent post
prandial interval tends to the preser
vation and prolongation of life. If a
tendency to drowsiness is felt sleep
should be allowed to prevail, for the
proverbial "forty winks" is justified
of science. A ten or fifteen minutes
nap after a meal curiously enough will
enable many a brainworker to arise
refreshed who might have spent an
hour or two in a vain and mentally
confused struggle against the "drowsy
That fell from Heaven back to Heaven
And in that din and clamor I axvait
The message th it He sfnds who guards
To bid me come within or bid me lay
My dnsims asld and diligently stray
By field and stn irn and under tlie blue
Seeking the truth afar with .ag-r eye.
Through many a sleepless night and
To serve with i ttience. sufffr. learn, and
Tntil I gain tl Fcret. and the gate
Shall be thing wide and thus, great souls
To welcome m who. like m. unafraid.
Untiling. iati. i.t. at the ..! ir laid
Their offei ings once and r -e and owe
And once a hundred tim'c and more; till
They learned that I'ati. re was the word
The gate .swii,' v.KK and waiting souls
- New York Times.
low-being ? - an'e. to cope with life.
Keep sT . when jour words will in
cite to arger or discomfort. An in
credible amou-.r of oreath is used in
the evil prar ' of trying to make
our friends di-'ike their friends.
Never speak when what you have to
say is mere y for the purpose of exalt-
Shut jour lips with a key when yon
are inspired to babble incontinently of
yourself "ur aiIments. accomplish
ments, refat.ons. loves, hatreds, hopes
and desire? It is only to the choice,
rare friend 'hat one nay speak of
these thinss without becoming a fool.
wife of C. B.
pro m i n e n t
Ky. says: "I
from a com
a bad back,
I had a great
deal of trou
ble with the
which were exceedingly variable. some
times excessive and at other times
scanty. The color was high, and pass
ages were accompanied with a scald
ing sensation. Doan's Kidney Pills
soon regulated the kidney secretions,
making their color normal and ban
ished the inflammation which caused
the scalding sensation. I can rest
well, my back is strong and sound and
I feel much better in every way."
For sale by all dealers, price 50
cents per box. FOSTEK-MILBURN
CO., Buffalo. N. Y.
Increase'- Coinage of Farthings.
The British mint has been busily
engaged in coining farthings. Until
very recently the farthing has been
almost an unknown coin in many,
perhaps tho majority of the British
possessions. They are only coined to
encourage thrift in the colouies. By
introducing the smallest coin of the
realm a saving can be effected on
purchaser of small quantities of goods.
Wanted Medicine for Right Side.
"A woman came into my store the
other day." remarked the druggist,
"and asked my assistant to give hot
something for a pain she had in her
right side. While the young man
was compounding the mixture, the
woman approached me and said: Aro
you sure he will give me what I need?
Tell him to be sure and make up tha
medicine for the right side."
Pioneer's Use of Quinina.
The soldiers in our civil war de
pended greatly upon quinine. The
pioneers in our country when it was
first settled and civilized had as hard
work fighting fever and ague in tho
then swampy, malarial districts as in
fighting Indians, and quinine was even
more necessary than firearms.
A Tale of Suffering.
Oakley. Mich.. May Sth. (Special)
"I could not sleep or rest in any
place," says Florence Capen of this
place in a recent interview. "I had a
rain in my back ami hips. If I sat
down I could not get up out of ray
chair. I was in pain all the time. I
got poor for I did not eat enough te
keep a small child. I could not rest
"then I sent for a box of Dodd'a
Kidney Pills and went to taking
them and what do you think, that verr
night I went to bed aud I slept tilt
morning. I got up and thanked Cod
for the night's rest and Dodd's Kid
ney Pills. I know that Dodd's Kid
ney Pills are all that is claimed for
This is only one of tho numerous
experiences that show the way to
build up run down people is to euro
the kidneys. Thousands of people in
every state bear witness to the fact
that Dodd's Kidney Pills never fail to
cure the kidneys.
Old maids often have tho honesty
to confess that they would have mar
ried had they been given tho pppor
tunity. Investigation of the Packers.
Very general interest has been man
ifested in the government investiga
tion now in progress into the mode of
conducting business by the large pack
ers located in Chicago and elsewhere.
Much has been written upon the al
leged illegal and improper modes of
business procedure connected with tho
packing industry; but it seems that so
far no definite charge of any kind has
been sustained and no proof of illegal
or inequitable methods has been dis
closed to the public. While a wave of
severe criticism of this great indus
trial interest is now passing over tho
country it might be well to remember
that the packers have had as yet no
opportunity to make specific denial,
the many indefinite charges of wrong
doing having never been formulated
so that a categorical answer could be
The recent report of Commissioner
Garfield, which embodied the results
of an official investigation undertaken
by the Department of Commerce and
Labor of the United States, was a vin
dication of the Western packers, but
this result having been unexpected at
tempts in many quarters to discredit-it
In view of the situation as it now
stands, however, attention may proper
ly be called to a few facts that owing
to popular clamor are now being ap
parently overlooked. Fair treatment
in this country has heretofore been ac
corded to all citizens whose affairs as
sume prominence in tin public eye and
some of the facts th it bear upon the
relation of the packers to the com
merce of the country may at this time
be briefly nlltubd to. It would bo
difficult to estimate the benefits gained
by the farmers t 'he country result
ing from the ' rytic enterprise or
the packers, for v. i atever is of benefit
to the farmer i- a gain to the entiro
commerce of tl" country. And con
nected with tli r continuous aggres
sive work no f.v r- perhaps has been
more important 'an their efforts In
seeking outlets : . over the world for
the surplus pro. nets of the farmer.
Our total export- of agricultural prod
ucts have gained but little in the past
twenty years, and leaving out corn,
the total of all other farm products
was far less in I'JO.'i than in 1891. But
in packing house products there was
considerable tain during this period,
because an organized and powerfnl
force has been behind them seeking
new and broader markets.
Beside? the benefits reaped by farm
ers on account of t!w enterprise and
energy exercised by the packers in at
taining commercial results by foreign
trade, the great development in the
manufacture of packing house by-prod
ucts has added enormously to the
value of all Iie stock raked in the
United State--. The waste material of
twenty years ago. then an expense to
the packer, is now converted into ar
ticles of great value, and. as an eco
nomic fact, this must correspondingly
increase the value to the farmer of
every head of cattle marketed at the
numerous stockyards of the country.
Let these facts be remembered while
now it is so popular to regard the
great packing industry as deserving of -condemnation
At least it must be ad
mitted that, so far. there is no ade
quate reason for the almost unani
mous howl that may be heard every
where in the face of the Garfield re
port above alluded to which practical
ly exonerates the packers from the ob
scure and indefinite charges that have
been for some time past made the sub
ject of popular comment. American
The poor man has one cause foi
congratulations in the fact that he's
always got ten times the appetite ot
a nUllloaaire. Farm Life.
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