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, newest -designs in
lamp and can-
j? die shades arc
able for their
loveliness and for
light they shed.
One might fancy.
such shades are
for country house
' and bcudoir use, "hut such is not the
case. They may he used in. more for-
mal rooms with perfect taste. All that
one needs to ho mindful of is in hav
ing the surroundings show a color
. harmony with the cretonne.
For the tall crystal banquet lamps,
"which are as often used in libraries and
bitting rooms as in the dining room,
cretonne shades are a perfect accom
paniment They show to excellent ad
vantage when given so much space
between the table upon which 'the
lamp rests and the top of the shade.
Tour circles are fashioned into one
very effective shade for a colonial crys
tal lamp which stands at least 30
inches from base to top. The disks
of cretonne measure 12 inches or
. more in diameter. The pattern of the
material is small pinkish and brown
flowers in clusters on a deep cream
.background. Large figures do not
look as well, especially when made
up into shades of less simple style.
Wire frames are sold in the shop?
ready to mount the cretonne on, but it
is generally the case that exclusive'
. .shapes have, to be copied by an ama
teur maker or else the shape bought
'. .complete in the shop.. If one can have
'a frame copied or get 'an odd and
: pretty "one in its 'skeleton condition.
"..the rest is really quite simple. The
four -disks are covered with the cre-
tonne so .that all the disks show ex-
iactly the "same arrangement of the
".flowers. . The inside of each circle of
the frame is then lined with some thin
..material, either a silk or a cotton'ln
.cream -color, or a shade which will
'soften the light but not dim it.
. Around .the lower edge of the four
disks,- which are joined together side
'.by side at a point a little above the
Reenter horizontal diameter, is sewn a
rfringe of clear crystal beads. An
'inch. 'and a half is a good width for
! ;this fringe, though sometimes double
'. 'this" width is used. The three-inch
"bead fringe belongs, however, rather
to oriental effect's than to simple' cre
tonne ''furnishings. The 'top of the
shade,, which forms four shallow scal
lops, may be left plain, or .have- a
cord finish to hide the joining of the
.disks as well as the edges.
A more graceful shade is built upon
a 'round frame, one that spreads sud
denly .--from the chimney suppoit.
;Abov'e ihe collar daintily flowered cre
tonne is shirred in a high upstanding
! double, .frill, "and this is so shaped that
it 'narrows and widens, so that when
'"finished the frill is in deep scallops.
-The base .of the frill joins the top of
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These embroidered frames are very decorative, and form, a very dainty
' gift, especially if the embroidery -is worked by 'the giver. Art linen or silk
may ."be used-for the foundation. The flowers and bows are worked with China
"ribbonk the leaves in satin-stitch, and the stalks in cording-stitch. -
In No. 1 we show half the design for each panel, also half the size, and,
outline for cutting the foundation; say that pale green is used' for the. ground,
.then the roses would'be in pink, and the smaller flowers in pale blue ribbon;
two or -three-shades ot. green silk or. mercerized thread for the leaves and
stalks. m 'The bow would be in pale yellow ribbon, fixed bj' gold sequins and
The foundation material should -be cut to allow one-half inch turnings all
round. The cardboard foundation is .cut exact -to outline. The card should
be very strong, and two" pieces will be needed for each panel. In one an open
ing is cut'as indicated by dotted line in. No. 1. Cover this -with a thin layer
of wadding, then with the embroidery. Cut the opening in 'material a little
smaller than in card.. The edges of this opening must be notched :;o that
they may be turned in over-edge of card and fixed, by seccotin'e to the ' aide,
the. outer edges being the same. Down the edge that comes next the second
panel fix- a strip of ribbon or material about IV inch wide to. form a hinge,
which must also be fixed' .to. the second panel. A piece of clear glass must
now be placed at the back "of opening, and fixed by strips of linen'and secco
tine.at the edge. The cardboard for back is covered with sateen, and must be
fixed by seccotine to back of .panel, leaving an opening at bottom through
which to slip the-photograph.
TRIMMING THE. WEDDING GOWN.
Abundance of Lace Essential, for the
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The princess dress of rich white
'material, .a soft .weave-made over a
lustrous silk foundation, is one of the
prettiest arrangements -one could se-,
lect for a" white wedding gown. "It
can be made with a princess face. yoke
and collar -"and princess -lace in
sertion for. the. shoulder effects. While
straight lines are extremely stylish;
yet the bride is permitted to have the
-wedding skirt made entrain- with- a
good sweep and rich lace trimming
that sets well "over the silk. No dif
ference how much good lace Is used,
it never makes a thin white dress too
elaborate, 'since many rea.lly have a
lace appearance. Of course, If one can
purchase the lace robes to wear over
the silk foundation, something gor
geous can be had. These robe patterns
are made of chiffon, richly and beau
tifully bordered with the bes; lace.
;They are very expensive in the finer
materials. Some of these sheer 'robes'
are shown over foundations of striped
ilk, the lining silk being a lustrous
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a two-inch straight collar hugging the
lamp. This is covered with the cre
tonne and over it is laid a strip of
Then starts the shade proper, made
in five sections of cretonne, each one
cut at the top in umbrella style to
fit snugly over the frame. Each sec
tion forms a deep point at the bottom.
These are. lined and 'trimmed with a
narrow. pink crystal fringe. Theseam
formed by the sections is hidden by
a narrow quilling of two-toned ribbon
half an inch wide. ' The gullling" re
produces the creamy tone of.the cre
tonne background and the deep pink
of the flowerS.
Cretonne, candle shades are dainty
and ornamental for the dinner table.
Copies in miniature" of the lamp' shades
will often turn out satisfactorily.
They are a little more difficult to
handle. on accqunt of their size. Small
patterns of the. flowered material are
the only ones .suitable for . candle
shades, unless one prefers to have
something of a Geisha effect, where
the huge flowers are displayed "iri sec
tions and the rest 'of the"' design is
left to the imagination. Narrow rib
bon quilling makes a pretty trim
ming for shades of this' kind, and 'if
the shape' ip not too intricate and ir
regular a- very narrow .crystal fringe
around the edge will be an addition.
One feature of these-shades is that
they are so easily made-at home and'
are so inexpensive that .one may- have
different. ones for every important. oc
casion. Big black, hate promise to be ex-'
Gold and silver gauze ribbons can
be worn on lace garden hats.
Chrysanthemums, tulips and dahlias
will be popular in hat trimming.
All the new approved French mod
els of hats are worn straight on the
Porcelain blue is a popular spring
shade for hats, stockings, millinery,
and even for gloves.-'
Some of the early hats are charm
ing in their combination of cheerful
ness and warmth. A smart little three
cornered arrangement in cream col
ored cloth with a knot of brown vel
vet at one side holds in place a bunch
of snowdrops, violets, and a high os
prey of shaded hyacinth and jonquil.
Pretty blossoms in the many and
varied shades of salmon pink or rose,
lemon yellow, white, or deeper amber
form lovely trimmings to tulle, lace
or mqusseline de spie hats for restau
rant or theater wear. The twigs are
hidden beneath the splendor of floral
beauty, while a tiny bunch of- pale
green leaflets here and there stand3
out from the mass of delicate color.
and dull stripe of . white that-looks
pretty beneath' the chiffon, giving this
season's 'pattern scheme In stripes. .
-. 'Some New Neckwear.
- The latest contribution- to 'neckwear
is a. band of fur that ' cozily-'encircles
the throat-, and is 'tied at-one side bes
hea'th a -bow qf bright satin ribbonvIt
made its appearance in Paris during
the recent arctic .weather, and hrloo
charming to be -relegated to the limbo,
of things. forgotten. ".-- r.
Of the guaze -scarfs that 'are so' use
ful in the evening, especially with the
empire dress when it Is cut low and
is almost sleeveless, -a great number
of patterns are presented this season.
A very beautiful broad scarf is made,
of sea-green' crepe de' chine, with. a
heavy bordering of Assyrian em
broidery wrought in bronze-green
silks and gold. Another, scarf, also
of great width, is a beautiful object
made' of white crepe, de sole, with
an .all-over pattern upon it "of very fine
white silk soutache gemmed with crys
tal and milk-white beads. The hem of
the scarf is edged with a narrow bor
der of miniver. .
THE WORLD T
C7V2L GUARDS ttAROUNG PASS
When the traveler visits Spain some
of the very first of its inhabitants his
eye will be attracted to at the frontier
station will be a couple of members
of the Civil guard. And throughout
his wanderings In that infinitely de
lightful land he will ever be haunted
by representatives of that . force,
which be will come to look upon as
the chief guardians of life and proper
ty and liberty in this strange, half
Prom the very start the Spanish
corps has had enormous difficulties to
grapple with. The country was abso
lutely lawless when first the Civil
guard came into being. They were
handicapped by extremes of climate,
by huge stretches of roadless and al
most trackless country, by the feroc
ity, ignorance, almost savagery of
many of the inhabitants.
' For a member of the Civil guard to
fail in the supremely high standard of
duty set before him is considered by
his comrades and his rulers as almost
impossible. Everything is expected
from him. Everything .with the rarest
exceptions may be expected from
him. And his government carries this
to its logical conclusion by giving him
an absolutely free hand, without which
he could not possibly wield the influ
ence essential to the carrying out of
A couple of Civil guards they are
always in couples often find . them
selves few amongst many, and then it
is that there must be no wavering 'or
hesitation if their enemies show fight.
Some of their duties in the mining
districts of Spain, and In those parts
of the country infested by gypsies,
are amongst the most onerous. Espe
cially are they in danger when con
ducting prisoners across country. A
friend' of mine who, many years ago,
held a post in connection with a mine
in a desolate and mountainous part of
Spain, told me how a couple of Civil
guards nipped in the bud a very un
pleasant state of affairs in the village
close by. It seemed that a miner, ex
asperated by some reproof, had drawn
his knife on his employer, who had
luckily managed to evade him, but
had retorted with all the energy a
powerful Briton is able to put into a
sudden act of self-defense when it
merges into retribution. The other
miners resented the thrashing their
comrade had received. The man him
self was handed .over to the authori
ties, and a. couple of Civil guards were
.to conduct him to the nearest town.
The way led oyer the mountains by a
wild and lonely track, and the night
had to be spent at a rough inn. The
innkeeper, by an unlucky" chance, was
the brother of the prisoner, and when
the little company arrived he at-, once
realized the state 'of affairs- and began
to plot a. rescue. Together with bfe
son. he determined to try and contrive
that the prisoner 'should slip but into
the forest -.by: a back door late in the
evening, while the conspirators, dis
tracted the attention of whichever of
the guards was taking the night
watch. They professed the greatest
hospitality to their uniformed guests',
and of course pretended -that the pris
oner was a total stranger to them.
Their plans were well laid, and with
.the quickness of their race were carried-
out with considerable smartness.
Noriwere the opponents only two to
two. A hanger-on. "none, too well dis
posed to the guardians 'of law and or
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Sights at Clowns' Rehearsal
Go . Through Their Various' Stunts
' vWithout Cracking a Smile. ;
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One of the most amusing sights' at
the first morning rehearsal held by the
circus. was that jbf-the clowns as they
practiced their "stunts." They went
through their various antics and
"monkey shines" with the utmost
solemnity of countenance, wearing, the
serious expression of men" who are'
intent on their work." Their, quips, and
jests they repeated-in a low monotone,
pretended to' stumble and fall, slapped
arid kicked at each other and played
all- sorts of. practical " jokes" without
'once cracking a-smlle., They- paid no
attention-to the throngs of workmen
and attendants who scurried about, but
threaded their way in and out of the
crowds,-.and as soon as' driven from
one 'spot quietly sought another.
. It was not a dress rehearsal, so all
the performers came put dressed ap
parently In the first thing that came
handy. One clown would be in ordin
ary citizen's clothes, another woufd
der, was quite willing to use his big
knife in the cause of the family, and
when the., prisoner and his guard,
found themselves In the passage 'for a
moment before settling down for the
night, they were hustled apart, the
door close by, within which wa's the
other guard, was locked, and in the
sudden darkness as the lamp, seem
ingly by accident, fell from Its brack
et, the prisoner slipped out into the
.open air. But almost at the same mo
ment there was a. report, and in an in
stant a second. revolver shot rang out,
while the ping of a rifle from the back
of the inn proved that the other guard
had used his brains as well as "his
weapon, and dropping through the
window to the ground just outside had
placed himself near the back door in
time -to get a good aim at the dark
form that could just be seen gliding
out of It
The next patrol over that mountain
track found the inn tenanted by but
two living people, and their comrades
instructed them to send, the necessary
functionaries to remove and Inter the
bodies, while they remained, a vision
of grim destiny, pointing the object
lesson that in Spain he who interferes
with the duties of the Civil guard
must be ever ready to pay the price.
The circumstances of the formation
of this splendid corps came about as
It seems that in .1833 the poet Marti
nez de la Rosa was robbed by brig
ands on a. journey between Granada
and Madrid. When, In later life, he
became a minister under Queen Chris
tina, he bore in mind the perils, he
had gone through as a wayfarer,- and
determined to try and make the high
ways safer in the future. Accordingly
he organized a force of 5,000 guards,
and equipped them in a uniform not
unlike that of the Italian carablneri.
They were trained to act both as sol
diers and police, and when on foot
carried a rifle and revolver; their equip,
ment included also a' large and beauti
fully made sword, and they were when
mounted allotted magnificent horses.
Their ranks are now recruited from
the sons of those who have served
with credit, or died by violence, in
their country's service. They are edu
cated free in the college of the -Civil
guards. Any soldier who has served
for many years in the regular army.
If he can read and write, is of un
blemished character, and of the prop
er height and build, may volunteer
Into the Civil .guard. When superan
nuated, he Is pensioned or otherwise
The members of "that very noble
body of men" are under extremely
strict regulations, and so great Is
their esprit de corps that any back
sliding is of the utmost rarity. They
are grave and serious in demeanor,
but always courteous.
"Honor must be the chief object,"
declares the written regulations of the
organization, "and it must be pre
served spotless and Intact Once lost,
it' can never be regained."
"Bad language, bad manners, bad
habits, and rude words, must never be
indulged in by the Civil guards, who
must, before-speaking; ever consider
the honored uniform they wear."
MRS. AUBREY EE BLOND.
Occupation is the necessary basis
of all enjoyment. Hunt
'have on a dirty old sweater and a
third didn't seem to'find a shirt neces
sary. A. tall clown would be wearing
'patent -.leather -shoes and his team
mate' would have one foot, s'tuck- in a
carpet slipper and the other in a con
gress -gaiter. All were thoroughly In
.earnest and .rehearsed the wildest and
.most outlandish antics with a patience
and an attention to details that neces
sitated doing' their tricks over and
over again. It was evident from a few
minutes of looking on that the clown's
Is not the 'easiest job in a circus by
"So you're still hunting work?"
"Yes, sir,"" answered Plodding Pete.
"Don't" you know that out west they
are willing and anxious to give them
"Sure I do. Dat's the reason I likes
dls territory.. You can go on bnntln
work without bein disturbed," Wash
Keep the stock off of 'soft pastures.'
Alfalfa is too valuable t& pas
ture. What do you think. of. sheep as a
manure spreader? .
Bells on the sheep will save you lot's
of time -in looking for them.
The chicks that are crowded -will
.not make good, vigorous growth.
The right kind of a cow expects .the
right kind of -treatment and gets it
The sows appreciate clean drinking
water as. much as any farm animal.
.Clean cultivation of the apple or-
chard will bring most profitable re-'
Remember the- best ground for, the
garden,-and make It better still by fer
tilizing liberally .and cultivating assid
uously: Look up but always have the weath
er eye out for, the stumbling block In
The good horse Is his own best
salesman, and this is - true of every
other farm animal.
A good road along the side qf your
place makes a good impression on the
stranger as he drives by.
Set the first eggs the turkeys lay
under the chicken hen and thus en-,
courage them to lay a second clutch.
Begin in a small way and grow as
.fast as you can is a safe rule in any
branch of farming or stock-raising.
Some breeders claim that chickens
fed sulphur are liable to rheumatism
in damp weather. What has been
The land intended for alfalfa should
be plowed and harrowed, then disked
and harrowed again, and then it would
do no harm to harrow again.
The good idea is good to use, not to
be stowed away and forgotten. For
this reason get busy after you have
read Meadowbroolc Farm Notes.
Don't keep the kicking cow. And at
the same time that you get rid of her
get rid of those methods of yours by
which the bad qualities in her were
The cry has gone forth that soon
a famine of hickory will be upon the
land. Why. not plant a few such trees?
Young trees can be obtained from
many of the nurseries.
No wonder you don't have- good
roads in your township if politics is
mixed up in the business. Deal with
the road question strictly, on a busi
ness basis. Cut the politics out.
One cannot always prevent beins
crowdefl by the season's work, but one
can keep from fretting over it. Fre.
fulness of this kind leads to hurry, and
hurry often entails much work that is
A good- tobacco dip for sheep is
made by soaking 20 pounds of- tobacco
in sumcient water to cover; boil for
an hour, strain, and then dilute to 100
gallons. Twenty pounds of sulphur
will Improve the dip.
Underfeed may save food but it is
more than offset by the unthrifty con
dition of the animal. Overfeed wastes
the food and hampers the animal in
making the best growth. Irregular
feeding causes nervous irritability in
the animal which interferes with dige.
'tive processes. Improper feed of
course must with animals as with man
produce unhealthy conditions.
Here is a fox trap which will work,
says an experienced hunter: Find a
good-sized stump 24 feet or more
from the ground. Get a set or small
sticks two feet long and nail them
around the stump one inch apart, let
ting them project above the stump 18
inches. Put a rooster in this coop and
cover the top with brush so he can't
get out. Set your traps around the
.stump, being very careful about cov
The gasoline motor on the farm is
coming to fill a most- important mis
sion,, the uses to which it can be put
being almost unlimited. One farmer
who has a ten-horse power engine had
it mounted on four wheels so that it is
able to propel itself from place to
place by means of a driving gear.
When in the field it. .was harnessed to
a cornstalk cutter by means of a belt,
and later, when- run to the barn, it
drove a large 'threshing and winnow
ing machine. In dry weather it
pumped water .for irrigation, filling
the reservoirs and ditches rapidly. In
the fall it. was taken to the wood.-pile,
where it worked a circular saw and
cut up the season's supply of fuel. It
was harnessed with equal" ease to a
bone-cutter, a feed-cutter, a grindstone,
a 'cream-separator and mammoth
churn. Surely the gasoline motor, or
the motor using denatured alcohol, has
a place on every farm of any size. It
will never banish the horse from the
farm, but it is destined to do much
which the horse has been expected to
do, and .do it quicker and better and
I Tho nrrlinril will nnt trifco mk nf
Take time to clean up around the
house and barn. ' I
It takes 45.4 quarts of average milk
to weigh 100 pounds.
Waste not those eggs on the hen
which is not thoroughly'broody.
Have a kind word always for your
horse, and he will prove your faithful
Increase the fertility of your land
by growing clover and then plowing
Be easy on the horses while they
are hardening to the heavy work of
Get theyoun'g pigs out on the
ground as soon as possible to prevent
their getting, too fat.
Finish up on the little odd jobs be
fore the full rush of the spring work
makes you forget them.
The better the seedbed the better
the drop. Remember that when get
ting the land in shape for the seed.
The wealcllng lamb needs special
care and, in most cases will repay
your efforts by growing into a strong
- . -
. Charcoal,. and grit? oyster, shell and
granulated bone .are 'essential to the
health of ..the chickens. Be sure your
flock; is supplied.---.
The drill for planting grain crops
has .the advantage o'f more even plant
ing at the proper depth, thus-ensuring
even start and uniform growth.
Don't let the cattle run on the pas
ture when the ground is soft " It will
.cause more damage than the land will
be 'able to recover from for years.
The saleableness of a good grade of
butter may be spoiled by the. way it is
placed on the market Appearance
has much to do. with the sale of an
When wife Is troubled about that
sponge cake which has become dry
and which she is tempted to feed to
the chickens, tell her that it will make
fine toast for tea.
The horse that has been Idle all or
most of the winter, needs careful han
dling to be inured- to hard work. In
crease the grain diet and exercise reg
ularly, increasing the tasks gradually.
Young chicks that have become
drenched by a sudden shower and are
cramped with cold should be taken
into the Jtitchen and wrapped in hot
flannels. Many a chick can be saved
in this way
The low-grade fertilizer may not en
tail so great an initial outlay, but It is
the dearest in the end, for no man ever
made a dollar by buying the low-grade
fertilizer, while it does pay to put 'good
fertilizer oa the land.
It is well to look over machinery
to see if bolts and screws do not need
tightening; but especially is this true
of new machinery. The nuts and
bolts work loose with the first use of
the machine, and it is the safest plan
to examine often.
Pea-fed pork is growing in favor in
some sections. Some raisers have
produced profitable hogs without feed
ing a single grain of corn, the feed
consisting almost exclusively of the
peas. But there is little question but
that the better ration is a combination
of peas and corn.
A comfortable nest for the setting
ken is made by putting fresh earth
into a box and covering with straw
hay is better for it will not gather
moisture and sprinkling slacked
lime and sulphur upon the straw. In
such a nest the hen will not be trou
bled with lice and 'she will not break
Do not let the soft corn of last sea
son, which was abnormally backward,
lead you to make the mistake of
planting too early corn this year.
Plant the kind of corn which has given
the best results in former years.
There is no sort of likelihood that we
shall have another such season as last
year, at least not for another 25 years
How do you raise your cream? It
has been estimated that the losses of
butter fat by the different methods
of skimming the milk of 20 cows in a
year amount to $120 by the shallow
pan setting, $60 by the deep setting
and $1 by the centrifugal separator.
This is based on a price of only 20
cents a pound for butter fat and an
average loss of fat in the skim milk
by each method.
It may sound like repetition, but it
is good advice to follow: Remove
manure from buildings daily, and haul
if tn the fields, and nlace It on th !
land as soon as possible, at least
every few days winter and summer.
Manure allowed to remain in the
stable renders the building unsanitary
for animal occupancy. Manure loses
in value lying in the stable. When
Immediately placed upon the land, the
soil has a chance to absorb some of
the richness that would otherwise be
As a general fertilizer for bearing
orchards Prof. W. M. Munson of
Maine favors a formula containing
about three per cent nitrogen, six per
cent, phosphoric acid, and eight- per
cent, potash. To brace up an old
orchard or to force more growth more
nitrogen may be needed. A simple for
mula for bearing trees, and one easy
to remember, is 250 pounds nitrate of
soda, 250 pounds muriate of potash
.and 500 pounds acid' phosphate. Mix
thoroughly and apply broadcast at the
rate of 500 pounds per acre every year.
If the orchard has not recently been
fertilized, used S00 pounds the first
appeal to the Well-Informed in every
walk of life and are essential to permanent
success and creditable standing. Accor
ingly, it is not claimed that Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna is the only remedy of
known value, but one of many reasons
why it fa the best of personal and family
laxatives is the fact that it cleanses,
sweetens and relieves the internal organ
on which it acts without any debilitating
.aftereffects and without having to increase
the quantity from time to time.
It acts pleasantly and naturally and
truly as a laxative, and its component
parts are known to and approved by
physicians, as it is free from all objection
able substances. To get its bencficfal
effects always purchase the genuine
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co., only, and for sale by all leading drug
gists. Putting It Concretely:
Although Mr. Lawton was wont to .
Indulge in a sort .of language which
left his hearers in some doubt as to
his exact meaning, yet when he was "
"put to It" he never failed to make
"No, I shouldn't want to live In a
house like Philander's," he announped
to Mrs. Lawton on. the evening of his
.return from a visit to a nephew. "His .
cellar, now it's most desperately
overflowed whenever the weather la
"Just what do you mean by des
perately overflowed?" asked Mrs. Law-..
"I mean." said her husbandmildly. . '
"that all they had to do was to open .
the door that led from the kitchen
down cellar, and the apples come
floating right in on to the kitchen- -floor.
Is that plain to ye?" Youth's :;J
Recommended Mia Wife.
Irrin Cobb, humorist of New York.
was 'recommended to a lecture- man-' '
agement. The latter sought an intro .. ..
ductlon through a friend. Mr. McVeigh.
"Come here, Irvln, I want you to. - .
jneet a friend of mine," said McVeigh. .
After a few minutes' conversation, the
lecture man broached the subject -of: -.'
lecturing as follows: -"--
"I was just wondering, Mr. Cobb..
what you would think of a proposition- '--to
do some lecture work next sea
son?" Cobb looked at his questioner for -just
a moment in blank amazement -'
Evidently such a thought had never .-.".-.
entered his head before. Then reach-
ing out his hand confidentially, he
"I've got It. My wife will do it. She
is the best one I know." Lyceum and
Younger I wonder if I shall lose .
my looks, too, when I am your age?
Elder You'll be lucky if you do.
Too Free Speech.
The allegations made during a trial -for
"blasphemy" raises the whole ques"-
tion of courtesy and kindliness in pub
lic discussion. Ridicule and sarcasm '
are permissible, and effective weapons .
in debate, but mere vulgarity and -
abuse or irreverence in dealing with -subjects
that are sacred to others, are "
not to be confounded with free speech ..
and cannot be tolerated. Lloyd's
Gladstone's Thrift ''-.
Gladstone's liberality . .. was'
very great, and was curiously accom--."- "'
panied by his love of small economies-- -his
determination to have the prop-
er discount taken off the price of- his' -"-.
second-hand books, his horror of a ""..
wasted half sheet of note paper, which "-.
almost equaled his detestation of a
wasted minute. Recollections of Sir ."
She Women's clothes are a mys-"
tery to men. aren't they?
He Oh, I don't know. I can often -see
through them. Cornell Widow.
Buying Medicine When Right Food
Money spent for "tonics" and "brac
ers" to relieve indigestion, while the
poor old stomach is loaded with.pas:
try and pork, is worse than losing a
pocketbook containing ihe money.
If the money only is lost It's bad
enough, but with lost health from .
wrong eating. It is hard to make the' '
A Mich, young lady lost money, on
drugs but Is thankful she found a
way to get back her health by proper .
food. She writes:
"I had been a victim of nervous dys
pepsia for six years and spent three
hundred dollars for'treatment in the
attempt to gee well. None of It did
me any good. ;
"Finally I tried .Grape-Nuts food.
and the results were such that, if It
cost a dollar -a package, I would not
be without It My. trouble had been
caused by eatmg rich food. such as
pastry and. pork.
"The most wonderful thing" that
ever happened to me. I am sure, was.
the change in my condition 'after I
began to eat Grape-Nuts. I began to
Improve at once and the first week
gained four pounds.
"I feel that I cannot express my
self In- terms that are worthy of the
benefit Grape-Nuts has brought to
me, and you are perfectly free to
publish this letter if it will send some
poor sufferer relief, such as has come
Name given by Postum Co., Battlo
Creek. Mich. Read. "The Road to Well
ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason." '.
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