The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, May 06, 1908, Image 3
-syS5Fi - Jfifr'-KSC.T 5--r" V 'V -" "V - '-T ' PfPfPPfPP K '. v GUESTS AT GOD'S TABLE ElUha's Barter Leaves Hlracalapsly Maklplled. STORY BY THE "HIGHWAY AND BYWAY" PREACHER (Coj.yrijfht, 1, tjr tUo Autltor. W.8. Kdsoo.) ooooooooooooooooo 0 0 Q SERMONETTE. Q o 0 Q God will always make the of- A Q fering fit the need. A -Q It is the good things we pass a s along, not tne gooa xmngs wnicn q 0 we Keep, wnicn are mumpuca a 0 0 0 many fold. a According to God's arithmetic a the mre we give the more we a have for ourselves. a First consecrate thy gift to a God and then let him direct in a the distribution thereof. Thus a 0 0 0 0 sndii iny j;cnng dc rnuiupncu ea a A many fcld. This devout man of A A Baal-Shalisha brought of the a a first fruits or his tieid3 tnat tne i. A man of God might be fed, and lo, V A he hath- fed not only the prophet V a but the hundred needy sons of Y A the prophets gathered there. Y A It is the first fruits God can Y a use, not the left overs. Y a Too often we make certain our Y a own needs are satisfied before Y a we are willing to make our of- Y a ferings to God. It is 'this Y a reversal of the Scriptural order Y A which not only destroys the Y a power of the gift but loses us Y A the blessing. Remember God's Y- a claims upon you first, and not Y A only will your offering be mul- Y A tiplied to the blessing of others, Y A but verily tnat wnicn remain- r fh unfn fh shall ha etiffirint " eth unto thee shall be sufficient V 0 0 0 0 0 0 A for thy needs. twiii i min rju uuui la a question asked of old. And tlte Y sad answer rings down the Y ages: "Yes, he will and does." Y But in robbing God man robs Y himself In his hlinrl selfishness V f niiiiaii. ill iiio wi.iiu i iiviiiia Jl ne cnngs to wnai ne nu ana z a misses the treasures God would Y 0 0 0 0 pour out upon him. Listen! "Bring ye -$ all tithes into the storehouse, that X 0 0 there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now here- V I I VV III IIUl Wfwt TWM I Ifc. Will- J. dows of heaven, and pour you V out a blessing, that there shall v not be room enough to receive Y it." o There was a dearth in the Y land. Why? Undoubtedly be- V cause the people had withheld Y from God, and had consumed Y time and thought and substance Y upon the gratification of their Y ov.'n dcs.res and lusts. But v there was one man who with- Y held net from God and blessing V came to that man and his of- V fering. V Thee is a dearth in the land v to-day in respect to the king- v dom cf God. Why? Because V God's people are withholding v the first fruits from him and he V V nle would reverse the order of V pie would reverse the order of their giving, and remember God's claims upon them before they sought to gratify their own desires and needs, not only would there be an increase in the offerings to the Lord, but the offerings would be multi plied by God so that there would not be room to receive his blessing. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .0 0 0 ooooooooooooooooo THE STORY. THERE was a dearth in the land, es peciallj in that portion of the coun try surrounding Gilgal. Successive crops had Jailed owing to little or no rain falling, and the people were much distressed. In their impoverished con dition thej- were unable to make the ' accustomed offerings to the school of the prophets located at Gilgal. and as a result (hv students enrolled there had but a scant living. As a result of this, there was much discouragement and not a little murmuring, and it .seemed inevitable that the school must . close. Bat in the darkest hour of the experience the prophet Elisiia had .come and had cheered and encouraged fihein to hold on yet a little longer, de claring thai if j he school should close ..it would h. a reproach upon the land, .and, the religious influence which the 'school oxeited would be destroyed. ".The land is apostate enough al ready withou our leading it still fur ther into -orgetfalness of God. Yea, is not th- present distress of( .the land duo to the wandering of the people from God? And what will fol low if even the religious teachers and leaders are scattered? Rather, let us wait patiently until the Lord provide deliverance" Thus they had been encouraged to wait patiently, and Elisiia had re .mained with them, sharing their .scanty fare and setting them an exam ple of sublime, faith and patience. And so the days had passed. But the sit uation had grown darker and darker. To be sure the land was beginning to bring foith its fruits, but harvest day was yet far ahead, and the supplies in the school were practically exhausted. "Yes." disconsolately murmured one of the students to a fellow mem ber one day after the last bit of flour in the barrel had been used, "we have no more here to eat. and who is tliere to provide for our needs? Can it be supposed that the people who "are likewise suffering should bring to . us what they will need for them selves?" .". "But the first fruits belong to the LordVanu to those who minister in the Lord's service." was the response. "True." exclaimed the first speak er, "but what seem the people to care for the claims of God upon them?" "And for that very reason let us . not .by our conduct make it appear that neither do we fear God." "But our last meal is gone, and we shall starve even while we wait." Thus was there murmuring and dis 'couragement throughout the school, and it seemed as they went supperless to bed that night that there, remained nothing for them to do but abandon the school and shift for themselves. Even the prophet 'was perplexed and, seemed at the end of his resources, for as he left the students after the even ing worship, he said: "Except the Lord spread his table for us we shall eat no more here in the school of the prophets at Gilgal." And the students as they separated for the night were uncertain whether the words of the prophet betokened discouragement and doubt, or hope of what God would do. Some whose faith was strongest held the letter view, and waited eagerly for the morn ing, but when no breakfast was fol lowed by an equal lack of food for din ner, even these began to question and doubt Since the night before when the prophet had declared that except the Lord spread the table for them they would not eat, he had remained in seclusion in his apartment, and it was whispered about that he was giv ing himself to prayer. Thus matters stood when along in the afternoon a dust-covered traveler was seen slowly approaching leading an ass upon whose back even in the distance could be discerned the sheaves of wheat. "Some one is bringing of his first fruits," joyfully shouted one, and they i all took up the cry, so that Elisha, who was still tarrying within, came forth to see what the commotion was all about. "See yon traveler;" th t cried; "he comes bringing an offering." Eagerly and breathlessly they wait ed, but as he approached nearer and at last turned up the lane wnich led to the school, they saw how paltry was the burden of the ass, being little but the loose grain in sheaves, and their countenances fell and they be gan to question in their hearts how they should all be fed from such a meager supply. "Twenty small, round, thin cakes of barley bread, and the unthreshed grain in the sheaves." muttered one of the students, standing near when the ass was unladen and the offering had been laid at the feet of 'the prophet, and he turned away in a disgusted manner, as did the rest of the stu dents. "Enough for the prophet, but where withal shall the hundred students gath ered here be fed?" they said one to another. No one stood near the prophet now save his faithful servant and the man who had brought his offering. And so busy were the students with their low muttered complaints as they talked together and slowly edged far ther and farther away from the prophet that they did not see him as he placed his hand upon the head of the man whose offering he had received, nor hear as he blessed him in the name of his God. But a sur prised exclamation from EHsha's serv ant arrested their attention, and the group of discouraged and hungry students turned to see the servant pointed to the barles- loaves and heard him ask in astonishment: "What? Should I set tins before an hundred men?" "Yea," they heard Elisha say", with calm assurance, "give the people that they may eat." Twenty barley loaves, scarcely enough for ten men, to he distributed to a hundred? What could it mean? "Nay, my master," now spoke up the man who had brought the gift, "these are for thee, and are scarce enough to supply thy present need. Waste them not by scattering them among so many, for there shall be scarcely a crumb for each man." "Give the people that they may eat." was the only response of the prophet, addressing himself again to his serv ant, "for thus saith the Lord. 'They shall eat, and leave thereof.' " "They shall eat and leave thereof." repeated the group of students, in credulously, as they watched the serv ant obediently take the 20 loaves in his hands and pass through their midst, giving to each man as much as he desired. They ate as only hungry men can eat, and when one man's sup ply was gone, he found the servant of the prophet ready to servethem.with more. So they all did eat and were satisfied, and behold when the frag ments were gathered they had more than at the beginning Then did they recall the words of the prophet spoken the night before, and said one to the other: "Surely we have feasted at the Lord's table and have left thereof." Old Eli Pretty Young Yet. One does not always remember that the first Spanish settlements in South America antedated the first English settlements in North America by near ly 100 years and that when the Pil grims landed at Plymouth there were already cities in South America that could boast of a longer history than Chicago can to-day. When Harvard, our oldest univer sity, was only an idea in the minds of a few English colonists, the University of San Marcos in Peru was a well established institution already older than Cornell is to-day. When Cornell celebrates her hundredth anniversary the. University of San Marcos, still flourishing, will be getting ready to celebrate her four hundredth. When Yale was founded this ancient univer sity of Lima was already 131 years old. or aibut the same age that Columbia is to-day. For Connecting Tracks and Paving. Wood blocks laid alongside rails are preferred on asphalt-paved streets in Frankfort. Germany, to any other system of connecting the street tracks and the paving. The blocks are laid over the whole space between the rails and for some distance outside the rails. Superstition Attached to Fish. The haddock has a superstition at tached to it. On ea,ch side of the shoulders, near the gills, it " has a dark spot, fabled to be the impression" made by the finger and thumb of St. Peter when he took it up and found the penny in its mouth to pay tribute to 'Caesar with. Real Cause for Divorce. In seeking absolute divorce man testifies 'that his wife gave him hash for breakfast and provided the core spondent with cocktails and soft shell crabs." "That's adding insult to al leged infidelity. ROUND THE CAPITAL lata ittoa smI Gossip Ticked U Here) mmi Tliere Senator Owen Gives WASHINGTON. Friends of Presi dent Roosevelt predicted that the East room in the White House would turn green from envy when the president learned that the senate com mittee on Indian affairs witnessed .a genuine war dance by Senator Owen of Oklahoma, the junior member of the committee, wearing a magnificent "war bonnet" of eagle feathers, worn for many years by Plenty Coos, chief of the Crow tribe. Senator Owen is one-quarter Choc taw and three-quarters "game sport." Thus, when Senator Clapp, chairman of the committee, declined? to don the war bonnet at the request of Chief Plenty Coos, Senator Owen grasped it, placed it on his own head and went through the proper movements of the chief of a victorious Indian tribe lead ing his warriors into a war dance after a successful battle, thereby sav ing the reputation of the committee in the estimation of the Indians and preserving the pride of Chief Plenty Coos. Joseph Leiter to Take an Army Bride THE latest romance of Washington - society concerns Joseph Leiter and Miss Juliette Williams, the daugh- ter of an army officer. The announce- ment of their engagement was made the other day. Mr. Leiter has spent this winter in Washington. Miss Williams is the daughter of Lieut-.Col. John B. Wil liams, now stationed at Fort Dupont, Del. She was introduced to Washing ton society largely through the influ ence of Mrs. Corbin, wife of Gen. Henry C. Corbin, who became ac quainted with her in Manila. With her mother and younger sisters. Miss Williams has an apartment in a fash ionable apartment house. Until the recent visit to Washing ton of the duke of the Abruzzi, Mr. Leiter was very attentive to Miss Katherine Elkins. Since then his wooing of Miss Williams leaves noth ing to be desired in the way of ardor or persistence. Mr. Leiter has had a Graft Charges Make Lilley Unpopular NOT in many years has a member of the house of representatives been so thoroughly unpopular with his colleagues as is Representative Lil ley of Connecticut, whose charges of graft and corruption in connection with submarine boat legislation in congress brought about the present investigation by the Boutell special committee. And this is stated as a fact, and not by way of criticism or disparagement. Mr. Lilley knows iL too, and it seems rather to please him than otherwise. At least, so his friends have gathered from his occasional ref erences to the subject. A brilliant example of the covent resque attitude of the honse member ship Republican and Democratic with reference to Mr. Lilley was fur nished during general debate on the naval bill. Richmond Pearson Hob son, once one of our leading oscula tors, had turned loose a line of war talk calculated to make the traditional Astrologer Predicts THE second elective, or third term party, consisting of Senator Jona than Bourne of Oregon and John A. Stewart of New York, has received an addition in the person and prophe cies of Prof. Gnstave Meyer, "scien tific astrologer." of Hoboken, N. J. In a communication sent to Wash ington Prof. Meyer says that Taft is wasting a lot of time and money and losing needed sleep because it is in the stars and -planets that Mr. Roosevelt will succeed himself. Prof. Meyer says that this is fortu nate, as the gyrations and juxtaposi tions of the fixed stars and of those that have not been fixed show that this country is going to have an awful fayzy7 CHINESE TO SAVE FORESTS. The Chinese are saving their for ests. .The almost world-wide mover ment to protect-and establish forests has reached the Celestial empire, and the first Chinese school of forestry shortly will be opened in-Mukden. The Chinese -realito sometimes is pointed out as the7 worst example among modern nations of forest de struction. The floods -which periodi cally are poured down from the denud ed mountains are destructive beyonC la Wasklatftaa. Genuine War Dance Plenty Coos came -here with fire in his eye and vengeance in his heart against the palefaces at the capitol. He had grievances dating beyond the arrival of Christopher Columbus. He had several bouts with Senator Clapp, the taj.1, dignified chairman of the In dian committee. The eloquence of Plenty Coos prevailed, finally, and an agreement was reached to bury the hatchet, smoke the pipe and go back to the reservation. Plenty Coos wound up his descent upon the capitol in the committee room by rising in his place and making arsoiemn tender of his beautiful eagle-feathered bonnet to Chairman Clapp. 'Senator Clapp, who is from Minnesota, blushed and re fused to put on the royal headgear. There was a moment of embarrass ment which was suddenly relieved by the senator of Cherokee blood. To him the bonnet was a "-call of the wild." "Hand me the bonnet," said Senator Owen. Plenty Coos beamed with de light and extended the bonnet, which was made of the trophies of a hundred American eagle wings. Senator Owen gravely put it on his head and struck the attitude of Osceola or Black Hawk, or King Philip delivering an ulti matum to the palefaces. Then he whirled around and around, threw an invisible tomahawk and finally sat down amid "great applause," as they say in the Congressional 'Record. formidable rival in a naval officer who is very popular, but has no fortune. That Mrs. Leiter favored her son's suit was evident, although she has uot showered upon Miss Williams the attentions she has shown Miss Elkins. "Last autumn Mr. Leiter established .several hunts and took daily exercise on a nearby Virginia farm to enable him' to join the cross country riders of the Orange County hunt of which Miss j'EiKins is one of the two girl mem bers. "Mrs. Leiter is said to have in formed one of her confidants that to win the young We3t Virginia girl as ber daughter-in-law she would settle $:J,000,000 on the bride, give "the young 1'pople the use. of her Dupont Circle house, and bequeath to her daughter-in-law the famous ruby tiara and neck lace that even in London society are regarded as particularly choice, jewels. According to the gossip of clubs and drawing rooms the engagement will bo a short one. The honeymoon will be abroad with presentation at the court of St. James and a taste of the London season under the guidance of the countess of Suffolk as its most brilliant and alluring features. Mrs. Leiter, in view of her son's prospective marriage, has abandoned her intention of going abroad for the summer.. dove molt out of season, and Theodore Burton, the Cleveland student, had' followed with a peace pastoral'" of the millennium. Then came Mr. Lilley's turn to howl. Everybody under the dome knew he was scheduled to speak, and there were as many rumors in the air as motes in a sunbeam concerning the sensational fea tures of his address which, by the way, did not materialize. But as soon as Mr. Lilley secured the floor and start ed in with the usual formal, "Mr. Chairman," the couple of hundred of Republicans and Democrats, who had listened with the greatest interest to Hobson and Burton, rose almost as if by nreconcertion. and filed off to their cloakrooms. When the Connecticut submarinist had been talking for five minutes or so there wasn't a corporal's guard in attendance on the floor, either of his own party or of the opposition, and when he concluded his remarks and took his seat, the 16 members who, by actual count, remained in the chamber, didn't give him even a cour tesy handclap. , In the congressional directory Mr. Lilley's full name is set down as "George Leavens Lilley." But. this isn't so. It can't be true. George doesn't leaven Lilley or anything about him. liis dough has never risen. Teddy's Re-election time in the next four years. So far as he has been able to figure it out astrologically there is not another man in the nation that could manage the trouble. The professor says: "I have obtained among the stars the nativity of President Roosevelt, and from the same I find that he unquestionably will be nominated by the Republican party pr president and will positively be re-electd by a large majority." But the president is not going to get off easily. He is warned that he will be in danger of a peculiar trouble with his knees, and that he should avoid firearms, combustibles and impulsive ness. He should also take care of his eyes and teeth. Then the deck, or the stars, show a man with high forehead and sleepy eyes. He has a wayward disposition and bad habits, and will be around in 1906 and 1909. The professor's source of informa tion, however, indicates- that the presi dent will weather all storms and pull the country through with him. comparison with those of any" otlie, countrj-, and the want of forests is' assigned as the chief cause. Wood is scarcer in China than In'al- most any other inhabited region of the world, although the country is well adapted to the growing of "trees. In the. establishment of a forest school the Chinese government gives evi dence that it realizes the need of be ginning its reforestation in a scientific tjianner. " fJlilQUITOiQf i UNDESIRABLE RESIDENT MLgNDE tjijl, ini-iiwJ-yJ ckgi Jiu Ksr. ' 00? bWJbmm.X adaBBBraVaBVBaKBBBBBBBBBaH9 fw'vw' .: JteiaBrVHakaBrjaJBtBaaVBafl . w..la"r.MV - 1 iv?"K'w"EJi"sj.v vTreaBBBBMM) A"-v w" -.--. -'- r' iivwliaPaasWr 11 CojVICT3 . WO?KNGOrfTHF M ym&MK ck. Previous to the year 1826 mosqui toes were unknown in Hawaii. Dur ing that year they were brought to the port of Lahaina, on the Island of Maui, in the ship "Wellington" from San Bias, Mexico. The story, as told by the late Rev. William Richards at that time in charge of the Mission sta- .tion at Lahaina is as follows: Mr. Richards was' returning to Lahaina one evening and met a native who in formed him that there was a new "fly" in the place. The native de scribed the insect as being a very pe culiar "fly" that made its presence known by a "singing in the ear." Shortly after this, Mr. Richards be ing on the outlook for the new fly, heard the "singing" in his ear and recognized the sound as that of the mosquito, which up to that time had never been seen or heard of in the islands. Furthermore, up to the year 1826 there was no word in the Haw aiian language for mosquito. The na tive term is "makika," a corruption of the word mosquito. Lahaipa was at that time the port for incoming and outgoing ships. It is easy to un derstand that the ships coming here were few and far between and how general opinion would center on the ship "Wellington" as the carrier of the pest. Since the mosquito introduced in 1826 on the ship "Wellington" was a so-called "night" mosquito, the writer infers that the species determined as Culex pipiens Linn., so abundant and widespread here, was the one intro duced -at that time. The two species of Stegomyia or "day" mosquitos were introduced during the present genera tion. The mosquitoes were a long time spreading over the islands. 3Two gen erations ago there were many dis tricts entirely free from this pest To day such places are exceptional. In the eighties there were no mosquitoes at Makawao on the same island as Lahaina. Makawao is some 50 miles from Lahaina "as the crow flies," with a mountain range nearly 6,000 feet in elevation intervening. The building of roads, making settlement and com munication possible, and the intimate inter-island communication of late years, has so fav.ored the distribution of this pest that only a few places at the higher elevations can offer to vis itors the inducement that the district" is free from mosquitoes. The abundance of mosquitoes in Hawaii may be accounted for by the facts that up to this time there has been no effort to do away with their breeding places, that the number of natural breeding places is unusually large, and that the pest is not checked at any season of the year by climatic conditions, it be ing possible for them to breed uninter ruptedly during the entire year. A tropical country is an out-of-door country and the mosquito problem be comes at once a serious question. Heretofore the only effort directed against the mosquito nuisance in the Hawaiian islands has been to secure protection from the adult by screening the houses, the use of nets' over beds at night and the burning of buhach or insect powder. These methods are more or less successful in obtaining Individual relief, but in no manner do they lessen the numbers of the pest or remove the source of the nuisance, A conservative es'timate, based on figures furnished the writer by the wholesale importing houses of Hon olulu, places the sum annually spent in these islands for insect powder, wire mosquito cloth and mosquito net ting at J27.243 of which $7,008 is for insect powder, $9,735 for wire mosqui to cloth and $10,500 for mosquito net ting. These figures are based on the retail price and do not include a great quantity of heaper grades of open-mesh cloth sojd to orientals and the p'oorer classes. A landlord can not think of offering a house or room or rent and expect a ready tenant un less he is able to insert "mosquito proof" in the announcement, and nets are a household necessity in homes that connot afford screening. If the above amount of money was judicious ly spent in ridding the communities iirvmMir iiJiiMvV'wMMvi'V''MyMw'vyw'ww'w"M NOT LIKE ENGLAND'S DANDIES Valet Gave American Millionaire Few Pointers on Dress Togs. The valet applied the blacking with his fingers, being very careful not to soil the boots' white tops. "You Hamericans," he said, " 'ave the cash, but you hain't got no sech dandies as 'as London. Me former marster, the young Marquis of Car abbas, 'as a separate pair of boots. The boots "cost from 3 hup, the trees from 2 hup. You don't do that sort of thing 'ere. You hain't hup to it. "Cara"bbas 'as two tailors, one for sportin togs," one for dress togs. Heach tailcr 'as a stuffed' manikin, a perfect modf.1 of his ludship, -to fit the clothes on to. "I hain't seen no manikins 'ere. "Carabbas and all his family hit's a common thing among the swells haliers sends their linen to the south of France to be washed. Them there .French laundresses is splendid; the southern sunshine, too, bleaches the ' JlU KSr. vuia i mj TyPlOfLBEEDMO-PZfiSi NMKfff DreSTfPrrTiS 1 tfojQZUZlf Q of -this territory of the breeding places of mosquitoes, permanent relief could be secured. In reviewing the life-history of the mosquito it is evident that the fight against the adult is futile and that the effort of control must be di rected against the breeding places of the insect. It is the common opinion here thai the taro patches and rice fields are mainly responsible for the abundance of the mosquitoes. They do breed to some extent in these places, but the writer has found the source of mos quities, even in the immediate vicinity of taro patches and rice fields to be mainly the many exposed receptacles filled with standing water, common about the laborers' quarters. It is not in the fields, moreover, but about them in the clogged ditches and about the sides, where the water remains Comparatively shallow and unchanged that the larvae are found.. The writer has, however, found that in abandoned rice fields, where the water stands in more or less confined areas for a great length of time, the larvae do occur in large numbers. In the outlying districts, where city water is not supplied and rain. water must be stored for use, the many containers used for this pur pose, especially about the native houses and Chinese shacks, are by far the greatest source of mosquitoes. The writer has counted as many as 17 tubs, barrels and other containers about one native hquse all breeding mosquitoes in immense numbers. Generally speaking, the extermina tion of the mosquito can not be ac complished. The remedy is by a sys tematic and continuous effort to do away with their breeding places or, if that is not practical, by the prop er treatment, to render the conditions unfit for the development of the larvae. In favored localities this will result practically in extermination. D. L. VAN DINE, Entomologist, Hawaii. Manuel Garcia's Simple Life. The just published biography of ManueJ Garcia, by Mr. S. Mackinlay, contains some interesting details of the daily habits of that distinguished personage, who died at the age of 102. It is recorded that he led the simplest of lives: His lunch invariably cpnsisted of the same simple fare some sponge cake and a pint of milk, which would be fetched from a baker close by by my younger brother Charles. I asked Senor Garcia once if he did not feel hungry long before dinner, teaching as he did all day on such slender diet. "No," he answered, "I don't feel half the discomfort from waiting that I should if I took a hearty meal in the middle of the day and then tried to teach immediately afterward. Besides. I don't really need it. Most singers and teachers of sirfging eat more than they should. A man with moderate teeth, such as I have, can grow old on sponge cake and milk!' And he lived for more than 30 years after that to prove the truth of his remarks. Spiritualist and Sportsman. Sir Oliver Lodge, scientist and au thor, presents the rather impressive aspect of a Spiritualist who is at the same time a sportsman. Sir Oliver is a constant golfer, a member of the Sutton Coldfield and Felixstowe golf clubs, and, in fact, has played the game for 30 years. At St. Andrews, where he learned the game under Prof. Tait the latter said to him one day: "Yqu don't play golf with your muscles; you play with your morals." "But I hope," said Sir Oliver, in telling the story, "nd one will consider my morals as bad as my. golf." In Any Case It Was the Cat. Two Columbia students, rooming to gether cook some of their meals them selves and take turns in doing the marketing. One of them brought home two chops the other nfght, intending them for breakfast. Some time in the night a cat stole one of the chops. This brought about the first quarrel that had arisen between the young men. They could not decide the ques tion "Whose chop did the cat eat?" - stuff wonderful; but you, sir, well, you're content with a steam laundry wot works hamobinable. "Yer English swell 'as town clothes and country clothes. In town he only wears dark, shiny things top 'ats. black tail-coats, dark . blue or black overcoats. In the country he wears lounge or sack suits, flannel shirts, gay overcoats, tan boots. But over 'ere you don't hobserve them distinc tions. You weac country clothes in town. You carn't deny it, sir. I see it hoften." "I'll try to learn. Algernn," said the young millionaire humbly, as he got ready for his bath. "Well, you're in good 'ands, sir." said the valet in an encouraging tone. "Listen to me, and you'll soon be hup to snuff." The Best Proof. The only thing that can be said to refute the assertion that no woman can dress decently on less than $20,000 a year is that most of them do. SO BUUELS OF OUTS. TO THE ACRL WHAT MR.KALTENBRUNNER HAS TO SAY ABOUT HIS GRAIN CROPS lU CENTRAL CANADA. Writing from Regina. Saskatchc wan, Central Canada, Mr. A. Kaltea brunner writes: f - -- "Some years ago I took up a home stead for myself, and also one for my son. The hair section, which we own adjoins the Moose Jaw Creek; is a low, level and heavy land. We put' in 70 acres of wheat in stubble which went 20 bushels to the acre, and 30 acres of summer fallow, which went 25 bushels to the 'acre. All the wheat we harvested this year iff No. 1 Hard. That means the best wheat that can be raised .on the earth. We did not sell, any wheat yet, as we intend to keep one part for our own seed, and sell the other part to people who want first class seed, for there is no doubt If you sow good wheat you will har vest good wheat We also threshed 9,000 bushels of first class oats out of 160 acres. 80 acres has been fall plowing, which yielded 90 bushels per acre, and 80 acres stubble, which went 30 bushels to the acre. These cats are the best kind that can be raised. We have shipped three car loads of them, and got 53 cents per bushel clear. All our grain was cut in the last week of the month of August before any frost could touch it "Notwithstanding the fact that we have had a late spring, and that the weather - conditions this' year were very adverse and unfavorable, we will make more money out of our crop this year than last. "For myself I feel compelled to say that Western Canada crops cannot ba checked, even, by unusual conditions." Information regarding free home stead lands in Manitoba. Saskatche wan and Alberta may be had on appli- cation to any Canadian Government Agent, whose advertisement appears elsewhere. He will give you informa tion as to best route and what it will cost you to reach these lands for pur poses of inspection. He Didn't Care. "I like simplicity," said Senator Beveridge to a Washington reporter. "Simplicity saves us a lot of trouble, too. Two men met in front of a hotel one day and fell into a political argu ment They were ordinary, every-day sort of men. but one of them had an extraordinary flow of polysyllabic lan guage. He talked half an hour, and his companion listened in adoze. " 'An now,' the speaker pompously concluded, 'perhaps you will coincide with me? "The other's face brightened up. 'Why, yes, thanks, old man, he ds clared heartily, moving toward the barroom door, I don't care if I do." Home Magazine. NO MARRIAGE BELLS FOR. HIM. "Wtiot'o a mottor knrri ....Ml. J lilt, UlUfclCI, UVJ "Gee! Mamie says it's leap year an' she's goin' ter propose to me!" The Details. "The particulars?" "Well, Capt. Feebles was shot In the back, originally, and went around with his back bent a good deal like an in terrogation mark, until he got a port ly slab of back pension. Then he straightened up his back until It was decidedly concave instead of consider ably convex, dyed his whiskers a fighting black and set out in pursuit of a buxom widow, who', being a widow, knew exactly how to be caught while maintaining all the symptoms of eluding capture to the very best of her ability." Smart Set Good Work Has Slow Growth. Bancroft spent 26 years on his his tory and Webster 36 on his dictionary. Tis the same with the great inven tions. It took years of study and ex periment to perfect them. Everything must have a foundation, otherwise It cannot stand, and the more solid the foundation the safer is the structure. FRIENDS HELP. St Paul Park Incident "After drinking coffee for breakfast always felt languid and dull, having no ambition to get to my morning duties. Then in about an hour or so a weak, nervous derangement of the heart and stomach would come over me with such force I would frequently have to lie down. "At other times I had severo head aches; stomach finally became, af fected and digestion so impaired that I had serious chronic dyspepsia and constipation. A lady, for many years. State President of the W. C. T. U.. told me she had been greatly benefited by quitting coffee and using Postum Food Coffee; she was troubled for years with asthma. She said it was no cross to quit coffee when she found she could have as delicious an article as Postum. "Another lady who had been trou bled with chronic dyspepsia for years, found immediate relief on ceasing cof fee and beginning Postum twice a day. She was wholly cured. Still another friend told me that Postum Food Coffee was a Godsend to her, her heart trouble having been relieved after leaving off coffee and taking on Postum. "So many such cases came to my notice that I concluded coffee was the cause of my trouble and I quit and took up Postum. I am more than pleased to say that my days of trouble have disappeared. I am well and happy." "There's a Reason." Read "The Road" to Wellville," in pkgs. Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full of humars interest, '.v.: - . -t. - .