The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, February 03, 1909, Image 6

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Much more time Is wasted in assail
ing the reputation of successful men
than would be required for tbe erec
tion cf memorials to perpetuate the
memory of their coeds deeds.
Frank D. Welch, in The Sunday Magazine.
Second Statement ."Piled Up the
Agony" on Rival Editor.
District Attorney-' Heney of San
Francisco, a 5-hort time after his
wounding, discussed with a reporter at
bis bedside cue of his statements
about the 'San Francisco boodlers.
"They expect me to retract that
statement, do they?" he said, grimly.
"Well, if I did retract it. my retraction
would be like the Tombstone editor's.
"He, you know, printed a story to the
effect that a ilval editor's father had
served 37 years in jail. Pressure was
brought to bear on him. and Anally he
agreed to retract that statement- In
his retraction he said:
"We find that we were mistaken
when we said in last week's issue that
the Clarion editor's papa had passed 37
summers in the penitentiary. All ef
forts of friends to have his sentence
commuted to life imprisonment failed,
and the old man, as a matter of fact,
was hung."
"How do you like the new styles in
neckwear, dear?"
"A little ruff around the neck, love."
Laundry work at home would ho
much more satisfactory if the right
Starch were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness. It is usually neces
eary to use so much starch that the
beauty and finoness of the fabric is
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys tbe
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as it can be applied
much mere thinly because of its great
er strength than other makes.
Comparisons Nececsary.
"We find repeatedly how imperfectly
figures convey to the ordinary mind
the magnitude cf objects," says the
Welt Spiegel, "and how much more
readily they are comprehended by
comparison." To substantiate the as
sertion a picture is produced of the
cathedral at Cologne, which is 160
iseters in height, and next to it is
placed a picture of the Zeppelin air
ship, standing on end, reaching away
beyond the middle of the highest sec
tion of the steeple, and to within 2G
meters of the apex. The picture also
shows the Triumphal column at Ber
lin. 01 meters in height, and next to it
the airship Parsifal, 50 meters high,
as it stands on end.
Would Bar the Judiciary.
Young ministers- sometimes say
tome very irreverent things when first
they get in harness, but seldom are
bo broadly condemnatory as"tho young
clergyman who was called upon to act
as chaplain at the opening of a recent
term of court down in Maine.
After covering everything he could
think of as appropriate to say from re
ligion to law. he closed his prayer
with the supplication: "And. finally,
may we all be gathered in the happy
land where there are no courts, no
lawyers and no judges."
Then they changed chaplains.
The Sneeze Thnt Failed.
A little maid of three has bees
taught to say "Excuse me" when she
The ether day her mother had her
attention attracted by a queer gasping
noise, and, looking up quickly, saw
the face of the little maid wrinkled
uj) in a very distressing way.
"You didn't say H." said the mother
"I didn't do it." responded the little
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You cannot afford to experiment with
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Of Rupture, and If alrsonhasdonbta.Jut jmtthe
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The idea of airships" Is all right-in
theory, but.thcy are never' goins. to be
a reliable success. The trouble is you
aover know what they are going to
do next:- TB'ey ar& like a mule "about
J doing things that are not on the menu.
If you want to go due south, tne air
ship may decide to go north, and you
may pull on all the levers, and turn
the steering gear every way, and she
goes north as though there was no
other place to go.
We waited for weeks to get a new
supply of powder that makes the gas,
and finally it came. We got the bag
full and Pa and the cowboy with the
lasso and two others, a Gsrman and a
negro, got on the rigging, and about
Sfty of us held on the drag rope, and
Pa turned the no3e cf.the machine
south towards where he .had located
a mess of liens in a rocky gorge, and
he was going to ride over the opening
to their den, and let the cowboy lasso
the old dog lion, and choke the wind
out of him. and drag him to camp by
the neck, but the airship just insisted
on going north, and it took the whole
crowd to held her, and Pa was up
there en the bamboo frame talking
profane, and giving orders.
Ghe was up in the air about fifty
fect. and Pa pointed out the place
where the lions' den was to the south
about a mile, and told us to drag the
airship tail first across the veldt, to
the other side of the den, and cut her
loose, so we dragged the ship away
around south cf the den, taking us all
the forenoon, and we could see the
lions on the rocks sunning themselves
and probably talking over In lion lan
guage what they would do lo us if we
got fresh, and every little while they
would cough like a case of pneumonia,
and it made my hair raise, but Pa
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"There's Your Lions, About a Dozen of Them Captured Down in That Hole.
Help Yourselves," Said Pa.
was so cool he had to turn his collar
After a few hours we got the ship in
the right place, about a quarter of a
mile south of the den. and Pa got the
cowboy ready with his lasso, and the
German ready to yell murder in his
language, and the negro ready to
throw overboard for the lions to eat.
and Pa said, "Turn her loose." and we
let go of the rope, and the ship sailed
right straight for the den. and we all
climbed upon a big rock to watch the
proceedings. It was the most exciting
moment of my life, except the time
the fat women in the circus sat down
in .Pa's lap, and crushed him beyond
recognition, and they had to scrape
him up with case knives.
There was Pa at the wheel, his eyes
staring ahead at the lions, all of the
lion family having come out of the den
to see the airship, and the dog lion,
the head of the household, waving
his tail and making the air fairly
tremble with his roaring.
Pretty soon the airship was right
over the den, the lasso was thrown
over the dog lion's neck, and drawn
tight, and he coughed and strangled
like a negro being lynched, and then
he turned tail and ran down into the
den in the rocks, with all the other
Pulpit Imagery in Nova Scotia.
In a sermon recently preached by a
Nova Scotia clergyman occurred the
following irreverent but effective met
aphor: "You can't fool God: He al
ways has a card-up" his sleeve to play
against you." New York Sun.
Dark Philosophy.
I "A man kin alius fix up arguments
to quiet his conscience," said Uncle
i Eben. "but 'tain't no xtse. No matter
tundown gwinter come jes de same."
Washington Star.
Jn Footsteps
Kindly Encouragement for Young Men
Working Their Way.
Two young college men were indus-
triously spending their summer vaca
tion in the testing room of a large
slectric manufacturing works, where
1 they were able to supplement their
studies at the technical school by prac
j tical application and experience. The
I July afternoons -were .long, and the
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lions after him, dragging the ship
back- into the entrance- of the den,
and closing the hole completely, and
we all rushed up and tied the rope to
trees, so the gas bag was right over
the hole, tight as a drum, and Pa got
off the frame and as Mr. Hagenbach
came up in a perspiration. Pa said:
"There's your lions, about a dozen of
them, captured down in that hole;
help yourselves," and Pa sat down on
the ground like a man who had con
quered the world, and was waiting for
the applause. Mr. Hagenbach said that
was all right so far as it had gone,
but what he wanted was lions in
cage3, read' to ship to Germany, and
not down in a hole in the ground that
might be as deep as a copper mine,
with no elevator to. bring the lions to
the surface. "Well," said Pa, as he
lit a cigar, "there is a perfectly good
dog Numidian lion, with a black
mane, on the end of that lasso, and all
you got to do is to pull him up, just
as you would a muscalonge on a line,
and when he comes to the surface
after I have finished my cigar, I will
hog tie him and have him ready for
shipment quickern wink," and Pa
yawned as though capturing wild lions
was as easy for him as catching mice
in a trap.
So the crowd all got hold of the
lasso and began to pull up, and of all
the snarling and howling you ever
heard, that beat the band. The old
lion seemed to catch on to everything
coming up, and all the other lions
roared until the rocks on which we
stood fairly trembled like there was
an earthquake, but the old dog kept
coming, and I felt as though some
thing terrible was going o happen,
and I began to get farther away. Pa
knocked the ashes off his cigar and
asked the cowboy how much more
rope there was left, and was told about
ten feet, so he told them to let up a
minute until the driver drove the cage
up to a point on the rock not far from
where the lion would come out, and
when the cage was ready and the door
open, so the lion could sec a goat
tied in the cage eating hay. Pa said
to the men to give a few more jerks,
and by gesh pretty soon the lion's
head and neck came out of the hole,
and he was the maddest looking ani
mal I ever saw, and tlie men looked
scared. '
The lion was bracing with his front
feet, and using all kinds of language,
but Pa was the coolest man in the
bunch. "Now let him rest a minute,"
says Pa, "but hold the line taut," and
Pa took out a bag of tobacco and a
piece of paper and rolled a cigarette,
and lit it, and we looked at Pa in ad
miration for his nerve.
After puffing his cigarette a little,
and looking to see if the cage was
entirely right, he ordered the men who
were not pulling on the rope to line
up in two line3 from the hole to the
cage like the honorary pall bearers at
a funeral, and told them not to move
until the lion was in the cage, and
when they were all in place. Pa said,
A Chinaman of noble birth had been
invited to dine at William's home. His
mother was very anxious that the
guest should not be made uncomfort
able by the little chap's curiosity, so
she took him aside and explained all
about the yellow skin, long braid of
hair and almond eyes of the Mongoli
ans, and even showed him pictures
of Chinese. She impressed upon him
more than anything else the fact that
the visitor was his father's friend and
of the Great
i work at times very -slack, so in one
of these intervals of half-idleness the
young men determined to turn to and
give the laboratory in which they
worked a thorough cleaning. It was
at this juncture that the janitor hap
pened along an old retainer whose
years of usefulness had long since
passed, but who still made a feeble,
shiftless pretense of keeping busy, and
was dndulgehtly' carried1 along oiftbe
"Now jerk his head" plumb, off," and
the crowd pulled and the lion came
out of the -hole -mad and frothing at
the mouth. Pa stepped to one side
andigave the lion.m swift f kick In the
ham", and. the king of beasts put his
tall between his legs and' started for
the hearse cage,, and Pa said: "Get in
there, you measly cur dog," and Pa
followed him, kicking him every
jump, until the big Hon rushed into
the cage and laid down, so completely
conquered that he bellowed pitifully
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"Get in 'There, You Measly Cur Dog,"
Said Pa, Kicking the Big Lion at
Every Jump.
when the goat butted him off of the
hay, and Pa closed the door, and
locked it and turned to Mr. Hagenbach
and asked: "How many of these ver
min do you want?" and he said: "Now
that we were about it we had better
get the whole bunch." Pa said all
right, he was there after lions, and
he wanted to get the limit, so they
signaled the camp for more cages, and
Pa said we had better have lunch
right there on the rock beside the air
ship in the shade, while he prepared
to catch the rest of the lions.
Pa was attaching a long rubber hose
to the gas bag, and as he got it fas
tened and reeled about fifty feet of
the hose down in the hole, Mr. Ha
genbach said: "Say, old man, I don't
want to kick on any of your new in
ventions, but what are you going to do
now?" and Pa said, as he turned a
faucet in the gas bag and let the gas
into Ae hose, "Didn't you ever drown
gophers out of a hole by pouring water
in, until the gophers came to the top
strangling, and you put them in a shot
bag and let them chew your fingers?
Well, I am going to drown out big
gophers with gas, and in about 15
minutes after we have had lunch you
will see the dammest procession of
sneezing lions come up out of that hole
that ever were in captivity, and I want
all of you brave ducks to hold the
bags over the hole, and when you get
a Hon in a bag tie the bag and roll
the beast over the rock, see?"
Well, they got the gunny sacks
ready and after we had lunch and the
gas was filling the hole good and
plenty, there was a lot of sneezing
and roaring down the hole, and Pa
said the medicine was working all
right, and pretty soon Pa turned off
the gas and unscrewed the hose, and
loosened the ropes on the airship so
she sailed off acrdss the veldt for a
block or so, and then the trouble be
gan. First a big she lion came up with a
mess of cubs, and they held the bag
all right, but she went right through
it like a bullet through cheese, and
then there was an explosion away
down in the bowels of the earth, from
the toe nails of some unmanicured
lion striking fire on a flint stone, and
fire began to pour out of the hole, and
about nine singed lions of all sizes
came up out of the hole scared to
death, and the smell of burned bait
was awful.
The lious began to cuff the men and
they stampeded down the rocks, leav
ing Pa and two or three at us alone.
Pa and I seized a couple of the baby
lions and started to run for camp, and
the lions took after us, and chased
us awhile, until Pa got out of wind,
when we climbed trees with the cubs,
and the lions rolled in the grass to put
out the fire, and then they took to
the jungle, and Pa said when Roose
velt got to Africa and shot a few
singed lions, he would think it was a
new kind of least.
Pa says he is going to move a cage
into the gorilla country, and call the
gorillas around him. learn their lan
guage, get their confidence, and event
ually reform them and bring them to
realize that they are endowed with
certain inalienable rights, and teach
them white man's customs, and Pa
will do it or die trying, but I don't
like the idea as it seems dangerous
to Pa. Say, those gorillas are bigger
than John L. Sullivan, and they hug
like bears. Gee, but I want to see
gorillas hanging by their tails on trees,
and Pa says I may go with him.
(Copyright. 1S0S, by W. G. .Chapman.)
(Copyright In Great Britain.)
was to be treated with respect. Upon
the Celestial's arrival, William tried
hard not to stare or look too curious,
aad succeeded in being very quiet for
some time, when, much to the surprise
of his mother and the amusement of
the Chinese, he called out: "Mamma,
if he wasn't our friend, wouldn't he be
funny?" From the Bellman.
"All Sorts and Conditions of Men'
A Study of Life in the Slums.
payroll of the company. Catching
sight of the young men industriously
scouring the grimy windows work
which the old fellow himself system
aticaily avoided doing whenever he
could he stopped to watch them ap
provingly. "That's right, boys," he exclaimed,
nodding his head encouragingly.
"That's the way I got my start." Har
per's Weekly.
?' As money Increases, the love of it in
creases. German Proverb.
Materials and Colors in Which tht Styftt tff 1909 Art
to Be Displayed Lustrous Fabrics
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VERY one who gives the matter
any thought must know that dress
goods are manufactured a year
and six months at least ahead of
their selling. It takes time to manufac
ture and more time for buyers to ex
amine and purchase stocks, and
stocks must be' laid in before a sea
son opens. All of next spring's dress
goods are now manufactured and the
buyers have purchased or are now pur
chasing. Materials of gowns-are some
thing Dame Fashion cannot alter at
short notice, as she does other thnigs.
The spring fabrics will be lustrous,
and it is, therefore, to be presumed
that the various mohairs will be large
ly worn, and as late as next autumn as
well. In tussahs there is a lustrous
finish that promises to be smart.
All the indications point to a revival
of linens for next summer's wear. Last
summer comparatively few linen
frocks were seen. Linen, while cool,
musses with great rapidity and has to
be pressed continually in order to pre
serve any degree of freshness.
The houses making up garments for
smart shops dealing in ready-made
garments of exclusive design are or
dering linens in quantities for one
piece frocks, and French linens and
others are- all in demand.
Linens of rough weave, and especial
ly those of the Shantung order, are
being made up, and the open mesh
weaves and crash also promise to be
actively' in the field for favor.
A new fabric called Himalaya cloth,
closely resembling the genuine Shan
tung, is a very late comer in the field
of gown materials. It has a double
mercerization, first in the yarn and
later in the piece, and It has the real
snub yarn producing the small knots
so characteristic of the Shantung.
This cloth maj- be washed and ironed
any number of times, but the knots j
Fabric cf Long Ago Once More Taken
Up by Fashion.
Gowns of the old-fashioned ottoman
silk are seen this winter at dinners
and occasionally in the street. Fifteen
years ago, whether masquerading un
der the name of Bengaline silk, poplin
or of ottoman, it was a preferred
foundation for costly gowns. One
woman at a dinner in New York last
week wore a beautiful robe of otto
man in dull gray trimmed with metal
lic braiding in gray and bronze. The
revived fashion has sr-read to other
cities; indeed it has struck the fam
ilies of our Washington administra
tors. Mrs. Roosevelt has a walking
gown of ottoman silk in green with
trimmings of a darker shade cf velvet.
But the handsomest ottoman gown in
that city is Mrs. Fairbanks'. It is
London smoke colored and trimmed
with black silk embroidery of palm
leaf design. Tiie skirt is in the di
rectoire style, with a modified waist.
Embroidery and metal braid are used
on the bodice and long coat.
Xever arrange your hair without a
hand glass. Remember that the side
and back view of a coifTure is as im
portant as the front.
F(Q)r tEtoe
Daintily Arranged Invalid's Tray, Togeth-r with a Single Portion Ice Cream
Freezer and a Fine Meat Grinder Designed for Sickroom Cookery.
HEX one is ill. a shining silver-or
ment of linen atm enma, win ouen
focd served uninvitingly would
bear in mind.
Supposing the tray to be an ordinary round one. the proper arrangement
is this: Spread a snowy doily on the tray, lay a plate in the middle of the
side nearest you, with the knife and spoons on the right, the fork on the left,
the water glass and the individual butrer dibli on the right front, and the
tiny coffee pot, sugar and creamer to the right of the spoons. The main dish
should then be set squarely in front of the plate, and the other dishes ranged
around it with some semblance of order.
If silver or nickel dishes cannot be had for the soup and other hot foods,
use hot china, for lukewarm viands are notalwayspalatableeven to the hearty.
Then, too, unharmonious colors in the china and strongly scented flowers
will spoil a meal for some sick people, as will a clattering of dishes and mussy
looking focd.
When it cdmes to the food itself, care must be taken that it contains
enough concentrated nourishment to counterbalance the slender appetite, as
well as the usual degree of savoriness. Where" there is not strength to masti
cate the food, rich broths will be greatly relished.
Design Known as "Angel" Is a Most
Effective Style.
Some new collars are made of a
wide piece of delicately colored silk,
satin or velvet shirred at top, center
and bottom and faced with a pale tint
ed satin, which also forms a ruff about
the throat. They fasten at the back
beneath enormously wide ribbon bows
of the ruff-facing color tied in two
loops that extend winglike from the
throat, while .two long, tassel-finished
ends are drawn toward the front,
tacked directly beneath the chin and
thence allowed to fall over the blouse
front. "Angel" collars designed sole
ly for the house are of white satin
or messaline with silver-faced edges
and wide silver ribbon or wired tulle
bows with silver tassel-finished ends.
They are immensely effective with a
rather simple white frock or as a re
lief to one all of black.
Quickly Adjusted Shields.
A girl who has theories on the evils
of ylnned shields will not use the
are still there. It comes in all colors
and will undoubtedly prove a godsend
to those who know good materials. It
can be used for anything from petti
coats to gowns and dust coats.
Crinkley crepes on the order of the
Japanese crepes, which, by the way,
are made in France, will be offered,
and these are manufactured not only
in 'plain but in figured pieces, the fig
ures ranging from small to large,
chiefly in floral patterns in rosebuds,
wisteria and other floral patterns.
In wash poplins a new product is a
double bordered sort, the goods being
48 inches broad, with a border at
each edge. In these fabrics the body
is a plain poplin, and the borders, so
far, are in plain ribbon types, the rib
bons being bands of graduated
In January many new models in one
piece robes, in silks, linens and cotton
and other goods suited to spring and
summer wear, will be shown. Every
thing points to the one-piece frock for
the coming spring and summer.
In neckwear all styles will be seen
and the Dutch neck, the high-boned
stock, 'the turnover linen collars, in
Eton and Dutch styles, and also the
Piccadilly and the muffled stock will
be worn.
It will be rather a matter of taste
and of becomingness, or what the
woman thinks becoming, to her will
govern the selection.
The character of the gown and its
place of wearing also will be consid
ered. But when warm weather comes
no end of charming neck dressings
will be seon, and every woman will
have no end of varying fashions to
choose from.
A faint scent of violets is imparted
to handkerchiefs by adding a small
piece of orris root to the water in
which they are boiled.
The little girl of to-day may wear
just as much fur as her mother, in
proportion to her size.
Light gold thread is used as an add
ed touch upon lace in some of the
smartest evening gowns.
The eld-fashioned prunelle and
prune-colored cloth has made its ap
pearance In directoire suits.
Long earrings of brilliant cut jet
are the fashion of the moment for
wear with elaborate gowns.
For the everyday suits of children
there is no more satisfactory material
than dark blue wool serge.
In evening gowns there is a definite
preference for beads instead of
spangles for. glittering decorations.
There is now an absolute ban upon
loose and wrinkled gloves; they must
be tight, neat, and closely buttoned.
Black hats are, as always, good
style, and most striking and success
ful hats of black and white are seen.
Evening frocks Imported from Paris
have the general I.'nes of tea gowns
more than anything else.
lacquer tray, with a dainty arrange
tempt one to eat when the best of
not. This the good nurse must always
tiny safety ones sold for that purpose.
She compromises by not sewing in her
shields after each washing, but hooks
them in.
A small non-rustable hook is sewed
on the corners of each shield, and an
eye to correspond on the proper place
on the armhole. The preliminary
sev;ing takes only a few minutes, and
is much easier than fastening a shield
with a needle and thread each time it
is changed.
Gipsy Earrings.
Among all the other new earrings
that appear comes the old-fashioned
loop of gold, known as the gipsy ear
ring. It was offered by the leading
shops during the holiday season, and
women arc already wearing them in
the day as well as the evening.
The loops have no gems set in them.
They are large and heavy, hang close
to the neck and are clamped to the
ear with a small, round ball.
On the First of the Month.
Every "billet-doux" sooner or later
brings its big brother "bill due" with
it. Yale Record.
IAI Who .
" Would Efy'ojr
good health, with .its blessings, must, un
derstand, quite clearly, that it involves the
question of right living with all tbe term
implies. With proper knowledge of what
is best, each hour of recreation, of enjoy
ment, of contemplation and of effort may
be' made to contribute to living aright.
Then the uee of medicines may be dis
pensed 'with to advantage, but under or
dinary conditions in many instances a
simple, wholesome remedy may be invalu
able if taken at the proper time and the
California Fig Syrup Co. holds that it is
alike important to present the subject
truthfully and to supply the one perfect
Laxative to those desiring it.
Consequently, the Company's Syrup of
Figs and Elixir of Senna gives general
satisfaction. To get its beneficial effects
buy the genuine, manufactured by the
California Fig Syrup Co. only, and for sale
by all leading druggists.
"There's plenty of work about if you
only look for it."
"Yes, and by the time I've found it
all me energy's gone!"
The druggists have already been sup
plied with the Peruna almanac for
1909. In addition to the regular astro
nomical matter usually furnished in
almanacs, the articles on astrology
are very attractive to most people.
The mental characteristics of each
sign are given with faithful accuracy.
A list of lucky and unlucky days will
be furnished to those who have our
almanacs, free of charge. Address The
Peruna Co., Columbus, O.
Oh, Father!
"Father, yoa must not drop your
final g'a.'"
Thus Gwendolin obsessed by nou
veau culture, to father, retired pork
"But I haven't been droppin "em."
"There you go. Droppin'! And you
say 'comin' and goin and eatin' ' with
out any final 'g' sound at all. It's aw
ful." A pause.
"May I drop the final g' in egg?"
Not a Trouble-Maker.
When six-year-old Oliver returned
from his first day at Sunday school hid
father asked him what they had told
him, whereupon Oliver related as best
he could the miracle of the loaves and
fishes. His father suggested that the
story was a rather hard one to believe,
and asked the boy what be thought
about it, but Oliver evaded his fa
ther's question. The next morning,
however, the two were alone at break
last. "Father," said the boy, suddenly and
"Well." answered the father.
"I didn't believe that story about
the loaves and fishes yesterday," con
tinued the child, in a quiet, confiden
tial tone, "but I didn't say anything. 1
ddin't want to start au argument."
Success Magazine.
The Auctioneer's Hourglass.
An auctioneer of Philadelphia col
lects all sort3 of objects pertaining
to his ancient calling. He has, among
other things, an interesting set of auc
tioneer's hourglasses.
The auctioneer, a century or so ago,
concluded a sale, not by saying "Go
ing going gone!" and rapping the
counter with his hammer, but it was
his better method to turn up a free
running glass toward the end of the
bidding, and to end the sale irrevoca
bly when the sands ran out. Thi3
saved confusion and dispute.
The auctioneer's glasses in tho
Philadelphia collection are pictur
esque. One is of tortoise shell and
mother of pearl. Another is of amber
and gold. A third is of teak and
Coffee Was the Cause.
Many daily habits, particularly of
eating and drinking, are formed by fol
lowing our elders.
In this way HI health is often fas
tened upon children. A Ga. lady says:
"I had been allowed to drink coffeo
ever since I could remember, but even
as a child I had a weak stomach,
which frequently refused to retain
"The taste of coffee was in my
mouth all the time and was, as I found
out later, the cause of the stomach re
belling against food.
"I now see that it was only from fol
lowing the example of my elders that
I formed and continued the miserable
habit of drinking coffee. My digestion
remained poor, nerves unstrung, fre
quent headache, and yet I did not sus
pect the true cause.
"Another trouble was a bad, muddy
complexion for which I spent time and
money for creams, massaging, etc.,
without any results.
"After I was married I was asked to
try Postum, and would you believe It.
I, an old coffee toper, took to Postum
from the very first. We made it right
according to directions on the pkg..
and it had a most delicate flavor, and I
at once quit coffee, with the happiest
"I now have a perfectly clear, smooth
skin, fine digestion aud haven't had a
headache in over two years."
"There's a Reason."
Name given by Postum Co., Battlo
Creek. Mich. Read, "The Road to Well
ville," i-n pkgs.
Ewr rrml the above letlerf A nctr
one appenr from time to time. They
nre jreaalae, true, and full of kumu