The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, July 22, 1908, Image 6

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Hopa Abandoned After Physician
Mrs. Enos Shearer. Tew and Wasav
ington Sts., Centralis, Wash., says:
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Boys' Fervent Prayer Wat Answered
in the Nick ef Time.
A suburbanite is fond of telling thli
story of his flve-year-old son Bobby.
Being of an inquiring turn of mind
the youngster one day managed to
turn on both faucets in the bathtub
to see what would happen. It chanced
that the stopper was in place, and the
tub rapidly filled up, to the great de
light of Eobby. Finally, however, the
tub became so full that It threatened
to overflow on to the floor, and Bobby,
having a proper respect for the mater
nal slipper, became frightened and
tried vainly to turn off the water. Be
ing unable to, for some reason, he
gazed tearfully at the ever-rising flood,
and then, mindful both of his religious
training a'nd the occasional visits of
the plumber, he plunged down on his
knees, and his elder sister, who hap
pened to be passing at the moment,
heard him exclaim, fervently:
"O, Lord, please stop this water
running! And, O, Lord, If you can't
do it, please send somebody that can!"
His prayer wa3 answered, for hit
alster rose to the occasion and turned
oft the water and temporarily saved
Bobby from the much-feared slipper.
His Hands Were a Solid Mass, and
Disease Spread All Over Body
Cured in 4 Days By Cuticura.
"One day we noticed that our little
boy was all broken out with itching
sores. We first noticed it on his little
hands. His hands were not as bad
then, and we didn't think anything
serious would result. But the next day
we heard of the Cuticura Remedies
being so good for itching sores. By
this time the disease had spreaj all
over his body, and his hands were
nothing but a solid mass of this itch
ing disease. I purchased a box of Cuti
cura Soap and one box of Cuticura
Ointment, and that night I took the
Cuticura Soap and lukewarm water
and washed him well. Then I dried
him and took the Cuticura Ointment
and anointed him with It I did this
every evening and in four nights he
was entirely cured. Mrs. Frank Don
ahue. 20S Fremont St, Kokomo, fcL,
Sept 1C, 1907."
Maude How do I look in the water,
Mabelle Best ever when your fig
ure is totally immersed.
The extraordinary popularity of fins
white goods this summer makes the
choice of Starch a matter of great im
portance. Defiance Starch, being free
from all injurious chemicals, is the
only one which is safe to use on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the usual quantity of
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
Perhaps you have noticed that when
a woman says: "There's no use talk
ing," she keeps right on talking, just
the same.
Lewis' Single Binder costs more than
other 5c cigars. Smokers know why.
Your dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 11L
Sufficient unto the day are the 24
hours thereof.
Mm. HVInsIow'a Soottatnp Syrup.
For children teething, soften the pjrai, reduces B
fiaomatlon. alU j ptn, cant triad colic 25c a bout
The place should not honor the man,
but the man the place. Agesilaus.
Feet Arhe Use Allen's Font-Kane
OverSO.WOtostinionlals. Heftise imitations. Send tot
tree trial package. A. S. Olmsted, Lo ltoy, N. T.
Blunt language is often used in mak
ing sharp retorts.
Restored to Health by tydia E.
' Mad What They Say.
East 84th Street. Xnv
York, writes: "Lydia
E. Pinkbam's Vegeta.
ble Compound over.
came irregularities, pe
riodic suffering, aud
nervous headaches.
after everything else
had failed to help me,
and I feel it a duty to
JeJ others know of it."
Lafayette St., Denver,
(joi., writes: "jnanks
to Lydia . Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound I
am well, after suffering
for months from ner
vous prostration."
Miss Marie Stoltz
man, of Laurel, la.,
writes : "I was ina run-
fered f romsuppression,
indigestion, and poor
circulation. Lydia .
Finkham's Vegetable
Compound made me
well and strong."
Miss Ellen M.Ulson,
of 417 2. East St., Ke-
waneo. III., says: " Ly-diaE.Pinkham'sYego-
tablo Compound cured
mo of backache, side
ache, and established
my periods, after the
best local doctors had
failed to help me."
For thirty years Lydia & Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been "the
standard remedy for female ills,
and has positively curedthousands of
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bearing-down
feeling, flatulency,indiges
tion,dizziness,ornervous prostration.
Why don't you try it ?
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick
women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to
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become an essay
ist, gentle writer?
Then learn the art
of apt and appo-
i I s I site quotation.
Vial Quotatons are
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IT Vf broker than they
should be to you.
Cultivate Bartlett.
To plant in the
bare sands of an
arid imagination
the borrowed
flowers of the
successful garden
ers of literature"
is to prepare a
parterre that
shall please even
the critical. For
when a man not
variously learned
comes on a passage that he has him
self read in the original setting, his
vanity is tickled.
Tickle your reader's vanity often
enough, and he is yours and will
sound your praises. "A nightingale
dies for shame .if another bird sings
better," but you who are not a nightin
gale might die for shame if it were
not for the singing of that large cho
rus of English birds that make your
songs possible. "Homer himself must
beg if ho wants means," and if Homer
begs, who are you that says, "to beg
I am ashamed?" See only that you beg
at the right gates, and you shall en
Joy a borrowed richness that in the
minds of many passes for a home
made garment of great value.
"Some books are to be tasted, oth
ers to be swallowed," and others
quoted. "Reading maketh a full man."
not only that, but "out of the fullness
of the heart the mouth speaketh,"
and he who has read much and re
membered much can write well.
"Discretion of speech is more than
eloquence," and the most discreet
man is the man who knows where to
borrow to advantage. There be those
who write original essays of which the
best that may be said is, "It is his
own." Better far the essay that glit
ters and sparkles with a thousand
gems filched from the world's great
"Brevity is the soul of wit," but it
does not follow that every postal card
contains an epigram. The safest way
fa rt-'ovw.
Lim J
Old Lim Jucklln put aside his news
paper, arose, stood on the hearth, and
remarked to his wife, who sat in a
rocking chair, half dreamily knitting:
"They must hire folks by the year to
do nothin' else but to write about
"They want to furnish the men
somethin to read," his wife replied.
"Furnish the men somethin' to skip
so's to read somethin' else," said the
old man. "Once in a while I read 'em
though, and I've just read a lot of
stuff that I know wan't written by
anybody, man or woman, that had
anything else to do a whole column
and a half tellin' how to raise chil
dren; and I'll bet a steer it was writ
ten by an old maid."
"Limuel, what are you talkin
"An old maid, I said; and one of
the sort that snatches up her skirts
and runs like a turkey hen whenever
she sees a child a comin' toward her.
Oh. I know their brand."
"Yes, I suppose so," said his wife.
"But a woman that a raisin' children
hasn't got time to write, and one that
has them already raised is so tired
she don't feel like it."
"Oh, I expected to get it, one way
or another," replied the old man. "It
was due and I deserved it. But it
does seem that the writers on the sub
ject of women ought to stumble on
somethin' new. But man has been
studyin' women now, let me see.
Well, particularly ever since Sam
son's wife cut his hair off, and
he hasn't stumbled on anything new
yet. I've given her a good deal of my
time and I'm ready to make my ac
knowledgments. I've summed up my
account book. Two and two make
four anywhere else. But with woman
two and two sometimes make six.
You can't tell. Figgers don't lie, but
with her they are mighty accommo
datin. And. Lord bless her, she has
finally discovered that man is her
enemy. The old maids have told her
so and she has begun to believe it.
Over here across the creek the other
day a party of 'em had a meetin and
resolved that man was a tyrant and
ought to be ousted. Old Miss Patsy
Page, that has chased every chance to
get married that she could find
through a spyglass a comin' her way,
was the presidenL She called atten
tion to the number of divorces
throughout the country, and she
sighed over all this waste of raw ma
terial. She read a paper, too, on how
to manage a husband. Bet she'd like
to read a book on how to catch one."
"Limuel, she's a good woman. She
"sets un with the sick."
"Yes, and when she does the well
folks catch it. She'd sour a mornin's
milk by lookin' the cow in the eye."
"Well." replied the old lady, "she
says that you used to come to see her,
to Insure wit in your essay is to pick
it where you find it, and ten chances
to one that will not be in your own
brain. Better the wit of others than
no wit at all which might be a prov
erb, but is not.
Shakespeare has well said: "There
is nothing either good or bad, but
thinking makes it so." If this but
applied to your essay, O writer! what
an excellent thing it would be! But it
lies, not within your gray matter to
compass it. Again, with the bard,
you say, "I must become a borrower,"
and you walk down the pleasant gar
dens, plucking here and there a flow
er of fancy until your little essay
stuns the eye with color. "Here's
Nothing that you can say but has
been well said before; therefore quote
it, fusing it, if you will, with your poor
thought to crystallize it and make
it seem a new thing.
"Here are a few of the unpleasant'st
words that ever blotted paper." Do
not use them, then. Make your essay
light, graceful, full of the whipped
cream of human kindness.
"Silence is the perfectest herald of
joy," says Will again, but had he kept
silence, what joy the Anglo-Saxon
race had missed, and how weak in
quotation had been thy essay! Has
not this same Shakespeare said,
"What's mine is yours?" Therefore
do not scruple to take it if it will
"make light where darkness reigned."
"Who would write well must first
have loved." There you are. It is
not "nominated in the bond" what you
must have loved; therefore it may as
well be books as any other thing.
You have loved books, you have gath
ered of their honey; now let it drop
off your stylus and sweeten this essay
over which you labor.
A sixteenth-century writer says:
"They lard their lean books with the
fat of others' works." There you
have an old precedent, so fear not.
You are in good company. You do
but take what others ha-e taken be
fore. Quote you never so well, you
do but requote, and it may be that
he whom you quote lifted his
thought from a richer than he. It is
well said that "a dwarf, standing on
the Shoulders ot a giant, may see fur
ther than the giant himself," and if he
can see further it stands to reason
that he can be seen further. Your
borrowed plumes will make you a
marked man; that is. one who is
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Wofwshlf Reformers
and she has hinted that she could
have had you."
"Ha, if I'd married her she would
have had me you can bet a settin' of
eggs on that."
"It was the talk of the neighborhood
how you used to go to dances with
"Yes, it was the talk of the neigh
borhood whenever anybody went with
her at all. Gad, she had a tongue that
would pick out a briar. And now she
is a reformer, an uplifter of downtrod
women. Well, she spent about two
thirds of her life tryin' to tread 'em
down. I can recollect when every girl
in the neighborhood was afraid of her.
An old gypsy came along one time and
had some love powders for sale, and
Miss Patsy she bought some and man
aged to give 'em to Zeb Collins. She
must have given him about half a
pound from the way he acted. Went
out and hung over the back fence
and called hogs for ten minutes, he
did. After awhile when he was silent
she looked out after him and he was
a ketchin' of his horse. We called him
Bakin'-Powder Zeb after that. But he
didn't rise."
"I don't believe she gave him the
"No, just loaned 'em to him. At any
rate, he got 'em. And now you trace
back some of the biggest of these
women reformers and you'll find love
powders in their lives somewhere.
There ain't nothin on the earth bright
er than a bright woman and there's
nobody the Lord ought to shower His
favors down on more than her. No
matter how good a man is he can't
begin to ketch up with her. She is j
tenderness, love, truth, religion all
in one. But when she's pizenous
look out. That is the time for Satan
himself to dodge. And I'll bet every
time he sees old Miss Patsy comin
he takes to his flinty heels. When a
man's disappointed with life he gen
erally tries to keep it to himself. But
with a woman she not only wants it
to be known, but wants to make oth
ers dissatisfied."
"Yes," said Mrs. Jucklin, "ror when
a man's a failure it's his own fault. A
woman could never have helped her
self." "You've got me again and I'll have
to get out the best way I can. Yes.
the cause of failure lies with the one
that has failed. It was a lack of
energy, a lack of jedgment a lack of
somethin'. A man must make circum
stances, but sometimes circumstances
won't be made. Under the law all men
may be born free, but they ain't born
equal. Neither minds nor constitutions
are on a par with one another in dif
ferent men. Man acknowledges this
and quietly knocks under, takin' hold
of the next best thing and doin with
it what he can. I'm talkin' about
sensible man. But the woman of the
Miss Patsy stripe she does her best
"read, marked, learned, and Inwardly
"We can say nothing but what hath
been said." Why attempt the impos
sible, then? "I would help" others out
or a fellow-feeling." I have been
thought-dry myself. I dare say that
there were mornings when John Mil
ton said: "I had rather than 40 shil
lings I had never begun 'Paradise
Lost.' I have keyed it so high that
it splits my throat to sing it."
"Angling is somewhat like poetry
men are to be born so."-So angle that
ye obtain the prize. Fish in other
men's streams and a full basket will
surely reward your perseverance. And
when you have spread your wares in
the market place, not one in ten will
care who owned the fish originally.
You will receive the credit even if
you pepper your work all over with
quotation marks.
Emerson says: "The passages of
Shakespeare that we inost prize were
never quoted until this century." Do
you not see that it was not what
Shakespeare himself said that men
valued? It was not until his jewels
flashed in other men's bosoms that
we perceived their luster. Therefore
quote, for in so doing you will be ren
dering the bard a service.
Some one has said: "He that I am
reading seems always to have the
most force." Remember that, O gen
tle essayist! Do not scruple to help
thyself, and having done so, to "take
thy- pen and write down quickly."
"It is hard for an empty bag to
stand upright," but thanks to your
incursions into tho fields of literature,
your bag is full. Let it stand.
(Copyright, by James Pott & Co.)
Neglected Abbotsford.
The mansion-house of Abbotsford,
world-famous as the home of Sir Wal
ter Scott, is in want of a tenant. The
famous library and collection of an
tiquities are held in trust by the dean
of the faculty of advocates, Edinburgh,
on condition that the heirs of the
builder of Abbotsford find accommoda
tions for them in five out of the 40
rooms in the house.
Safe Rule for Mothers.
An educator said "Let us live with
our children," and if you proyde them
with innocent surroundings and music,
books and sports to use as they choose
they will be as happy as larks and ab
sorb the good influences of their en
vironment. X
"By Qpie 'Read
and then tries to get even by doin' her
worst She looks for happiness in the
misery of others. In a sorrowful coun
tenance she finds the reward of her ef
forts. She holds man accountable for
the fact that she was born a female.
The dog that barks at the moon sees
somethin', but the woman that rails
against nature sees nothin' but her
self. I know that some of the women
folks would like to shoot me for sayin"
it, but I do say that the mother of a
child is greater than the woman that
makes a speech five columns long and
has the whole community talkin' about
how smart she is."
"How about the father of a child?
Isn't he greater than the man that
makes a speech?"
"He may be. About as no account
a man as I ever came across could
make a speech for the clouds, I tell
you. But when he got through he was
just a senshell that the musical wind
had been blowin' into. That was all.
He never had the joy of carin' for a
little human bein'. He was jest a
feller that folks could call great be
cause he could talkrWe may not have
a mission on this earth, but if we have
it is to obey the lovin' instincts of na
ture. The man that hates and the
woman that has no love in her heart
are both the enemies of nature. You
may say that old Miss Patsy would
have loved if the opportunity had been
given to her. She would have married,
that's true enough; but I don't believe
she, nor any of her ilk, ever had any
real love in her heart. I'm not standin'
here talkin' up for man. Bless you,
lie's hopeless. He's gone all the gaits.
Hut the best of us have loved and
honored our women. We haven't called
them the enemies of man simply be
cause nature set a limit to our minds
and because fate, or whatever you
may call it, showed us our weakness.
We've played some cards and ha-e
drunk a good deal of liquor, but the
best of us have reformed and we hope
the Lord has forgiven us."
"Oh, of course," said the old lady,
"any man is willing enough to ask the
Lord to forgive him when he knows
that it is nearly time for him to die.
During all the time, night after night,
while these dear little ones that he
thought so much of have been growing
up, he has been off at elections and
other things; and when 19 gets old
enough to quit then he talks about the
mission of nature and all that sort of
stuff. If man doesn't want women to
go around makin' speeches why
doesn't he marry her and take care of
her? If he thinks that marriage is so
beautiful for a woman why doesn't he
prove that it is beautiful for him?
Summing up my book, as you summed
up yours, why doesn't a man learn
earlier how to behave himself?"
"Well, I reckon you've got me
again," said the old man.
(Copyright, by Op!e Read.)
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Already the intense desire to get
away from any semblance of the
round, flat sailor shape has brought
about a return of the mushroom, or
more properly speaking, the bowl
shaped hat. In no way the mush
room of a year ago, with narrow
brim In front and wide brim at the
back of the head and possibly on
one side also, the bowl or bell-shaped
bat of the present season is of nearly
even proportions all around and the
brim is only curved down slightly,
while the hat itself instead of being
raised up somewhat from the head
rests as flatly as possible upon the
soft waves of hair and clusters of
puffs which comprise the fashionable
coiffure of the moment. If the all
around flat effect is not becoming a
slight tilt on one side will at once al
ter the too even line3 and will give
the desired height to the wearer. This
style of hat in light-colored straw or
lace trimmed with artistic combina
tions of flowers, feathers and ribbons
is the one chosen for special vogue
with the lingerie gowns of midsum
mer. Motoring and Shopping Hat.
The second style of hat that is now
in fashion is diametrically opposed
in every line to the flat bowl shape,
yet for the purposes for which it is
designed this hat is in its way quite
as smart as the other. For traveling,
motoring or driving, or for the occa
sional day's shopping tour into town,
a medium-sized toque, with unusually
high crown, but a narrow brim bent
perhaps down on one side and tilted
up on the other, is now to be seen as
an adjunct to a smart walking gown
or coat and skirt costume of silk,
linen, pongee or light-weight serge.
When a net veil is worn as is always
necessary In traveling or driving a
small hat is infinitely the most com
fortable and convenient, while for hot
summer weather in the country the
shade afforded by a wide brimmed
bat is most grateful, and fortunately
both these designs are equally in
vogue at the moment.
On the whole the hats of this sum
mer are exceptionally becoming. Even
without the masses of puffs and curls
which one is given to understand are
obligatory if one desires to look truly
sweet, even without these added
points of beauty, it is always easier
to get a good effect with no great
abundance of curly locks when the
hat nestles down flat upon the crown
of the head than when it is raised up
some inches by a wide silk or velvet
bandeau, which in turn must be hid
den from view by strands of hair
pinned up over it. Then, again, while
large hats are distinctly fashionable,
any great exaggeration has already
been ostracized, while if so preferred
quite tiny hats made of feathers and
lace may be worn for formal after
noon wear. '
Charlotte Corday Style.
Only with the daintiest of lace
trimmed lingerie frocks is the revived
Charlotte Corday, with its inner ruffle
of soft lace or net falling over the
hair, really attractive, and only to cer
tain types of beauty is this hat even
possible, but given these two condi
tions and this model is altogether
charming. With masses of hair, pre
ferably light in coloring, and worn ex
tremely soft and full about the face,
a Charlotte Corday hat of white or
Neapolitan straw and trimmed with
delicate rosebuds or forget-me-nots. Is
exceedingly attractive. Made without
the lace frill and having the soft
brim bent up against the crown, and
apparently held in place by a long,
full ostrich plume, which, ending on
the left side, falls down slightly over
The negligee or flowered mull is
finding great favor with milady just
There is a great vogue for barred
materials lawns, batistes and mus
lins. The present sleeve is close, but not
tight; it molds the arm without bind
ing it.
Embroidered Swisses, either flow
ered or in plain white, are much used
in the making of tea gowns and jack
ets. For a dress of silk or veiling, the
collar, yoke and sleeves may be of
lace or embroidered net, and the in
serted vest sections may be of heav
ier lace.
Coat effects are still liked in the
province of the elegant negligee, and
mbroldered crepe shawls with fringe
the edge of the hat, this model is es
Herald. pecially pretty in the pale shades of
green, blue, pink and mauve, worn
with a silk, a chiffon or a fine linen or
batiste gown of the same tone. In
shape the Charlotte Corday of the
present is quite unlike the model
which only three years back had such
widespread popularity that it was
quickly frowned upon by Dame Fash
ion. Where formerly the frame was
oblong in shape, it i3 now nearly
With simple morning gowns of linen
and batiste white and yellow straw
hats, trimmed with ribbons and feath
ers rather than flowers, will be worn
this year In place of the lingerie hats
and the stiff sailors and soft panamas
of the last few summers. These
morning hats border closely on the
sailor shape, but a slight tilt or curve
in the brim is always noticeable, and
te height of crown makes the hat ap
pear different from the conventional
sailor shape. A stiffly wired bowknot
of taffeta or satin ribbon placed on
one side or perhaps directly at the
back of the hat is all sufficient trim
ming, although if the hat is to be
worn with embroidered and lace
trimmed gowns then white or light
colored quills and feathers are used
in Its adornment. An extremely
smart hat for wear with a plain shirt
waist and separate white skirt is of
rough yellow straw, with the brim bent
flat up against the high crown on the
right side, but on the left curved
slightly downward. The only trim
ming is a large double bowknot of
satin ribbon placed quite flat against
the crown on the left side, and this
bow is changed according to the
color of the gown or to correspond
with the shade of the ribbon belt and
tie. This last model is also an excel
lent style of hat for traveling, made
in a color to match the gown or of
Tuscan straw trimmed with the cor
rect shade of ribbon. If comparative
ly small in size it will be easily held
on even in the stiffest gale, while ow
ing to the lack of any feather or flow
er trimming there need be no anxiety
experienced from either rain or damp
ness. Styles in Straws.
White and yellow straws, with trim
mings of the shade of the dress with
which the hat is worn, are more no-
ticeab!e thi3 year than are the colored j
straw hats, and from an economical
standard certainly this fashion is an ,
excellent one. At the same time, a
hat the exact shade of the dress is apt
to make a far more effective costume,
and, after all. a summer hat is not ex
pected or required to give more than
six or eight weeks' wear, and white
will change color in the sun almost as
quickly as a light shade will fade out
to white.
Unquestionably cretonne as dress
and hat trimming is but a fad of the
moment, and a very fleeting fad at
that, but for the time being the nov
elty which it suggests gives to it a cer- .
tain desirableness. For a severely
simple morning hat a large white
straw faced with an effective French (
chintz of dull artistic tone and having (
a large bowknot in front or at one i
side, or directly at the back of the
hat it apparently makes no differ- j
ence just where the trimming is placed i
is undeniably pretty, and is con- )
spicuously attractive if the linen suit I
is finished with collar and cuffs of the
same chintz. While such a combina- i
tion may be worn occasionally, it !
would, however, be a mistake to invest :
too heavily in collar and cuff sets of j
cretonne and in cretonne trimmed I
hats, for the fashion is sure to have
out. a onei existence. .ew iurs
are used in some cf the elaborate
The triumph of the American girl's
smartness is most apparent in her
simple gowns, but her coat, on the oth
er hand, may be as much decorated a3
her fancy suggests.
The elaborate tea gown requires a j
plaited underrobe of chiffon or mous
seline de soie.
The tunic idea presents many
charming possibilities for trimming,
since the overskirt almost invariably
is bordered in one way or another.
Of course, with the Parisienne such
an opening is the signal for the intro
duction of the bizarre and the extrava
gant note that so often characterizes
her dress.
Shoulder Straps of Diamonds.
The popularity of the ebon gown is
rapidly increasing, and no wonder,
considering its artistic possibilities.
Shoulder straps of diamonds and cor
sage and coiffure ornaments of the
same beautiful gems, that scintillate
with every movement of the we?rer
are naturally among the many desira
ble accessories upon which the chrrm
of the tout ensemble depends. Tsiler.
"For years I was
weak and run down,
could not sleep, my
limbs swelled and
the secretions wers
troublesome; pains
were intense. I was
fast In bed for four
months. Three doc-
vBSF" ors gajd there was
no cure for me, and I was given up
to die. Being urged, I used Doan s
Kidney Pills. Soon I was better, and
in a few weeks was about the house,
well and strong again."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y.
Absent-Minded Clerk (who has bees
transferred from notion department)
So. you'll take this piano. Shall I
send It, or will you take it with yout
For and Against.
A Philadelphia lawyer, retained as
counsel for the defense in a murder
trial, tells of the difficulties in getting
together a Jury.
"Counsel were endeavoring," says
this lawyer, "to elicit from the various
prospective jurors their views coa
cerning the death penalty.
"One man to whom the question was
put, 'Are you against the infliction of
the death penalty?' replied, 'No, sir.
"'What is your business? he was
asked. 'I am a butcher,' he replied.
"When the same question was put
to the next man be answered that hs
was against the death penalty.
"'What is your business?"
"'Life insurance," said he." i?H.
The Revolving Cat.
Little Susie has always been deeply
Interested in mechanical toys, and
numbers several among her choicest
possessions. Recently the family cat,
having apparently eaten something
which disagreed with her, began s
mad race around the room, leaping
chairs, diving under sofas and turning
somersaults. Susie's mother, much
frightened, seized her small daughter
and mounted a convenient table. But
Susie remained unscared. Clapping
her hands in glee, she shouted. "Wind
her up again, mamma; wind her up
again !""
In the sense In which Sir William
Harcourt remarked "We are all social
ists now," it may be said that all Anglo-Indians
are believers in Swadeshi
While all reasonable Anglo-Indians dep
recate the senseless agitation and
the unsound economics of the extrem
ist advocates of Swadeshi principles,
they are all anxious to assist that
natural development of Indigenous in
dustries and the creation of. new ones
upon which the future prosperity ot
the country so largely depends. Pio
neer Mail.
Had Been Attended To.
An Italian went up to the civil ser
vice commissioners rooms in the fed
eral building the other day to be ex
amined for a laborer's position. He
answered most of the questions cor
rectly. Finally they asked him if he
had ever been naturalized. He seemed
a bit puzzled, but at last his face light
ed up.
"Ah, I know whata you mean.
Scratcha de arm. Yes, lasts week."
Philadelphia Ledger.
Doctor Gains 20 Pounds on Postum.
A physician of Wash., D. C, says of
his coffee experience:
"For years I sufferedswith periodical
headaches which grew more frequent
until they became almost constant. So
Bevere were they that sometimes I was
almost frantic. I was sallow, consti
pated, irritable, sleepless; my mem
ory was poor, I trembled and my
thoughts were often confused.
"My wife, in her wisdom, believed
coffee was responsible for these ills
and urged me to drop it. I tried many
times to do so, but was its slave.
"Finally Wife bought a package of
Postum, and persuaded me to try it, but
she made it same as ordinary coffee
and 1 was disgusted with the taste.
(I make this emphatic because I fear
many others have had the same expe
rience.) She was distressed at her
failure and we carefully read the di
rections, made it right, boiled it full
15 minutes after boiling commenced,
and with good cream and sugar, I
liked it it invigorated and seemed to
nourish me.
"This was about a year ago. Now I
have no headaches, am not sallow,
sleeplessness and irritability are gone!
my brain clear and my head steady.
I have gained 20 lbs. and feel I am a
new man.
"I do not hesitate to give Postum
due credit. Of course dropping coffee
was the main thing, but I had dropped
it before, using chocolate, cocoa and
other things to no purpose.
"Postum not only seemed to act as
an invigorant, but as an article of
nourishment, giving me the needed
phosphates and albumens. This is no
Imaginary tale. It can be substanti
ated by my wife and her sister, who
both changed to Postum and are
hearty women of about 70.
"I write this for the information and
encouragement of others, and with a
feeling of gratitude to the inventor of
Name given by Postum Co.. Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well
ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason "
Ever read the above letter? a new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human