The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, March 03, 1909, Image 3

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Escaped Terrors of Many Winters by
Using Pe-ru-na.
Isaac Brock, 120 Years of Age.
Mr. Isaac Brock, of McLennan county,
Tex,, is an ardent friend to Peruna and
speaks ol it in the following' terms:
"Dr. Ihirtman's remedy, Peruna, I
have found to le the best, if nottheonly
reliable remedy for COUGHS, COLDS,
CATAUUII and diarrhea.
"Peruna has been my stand-by lot
many yesrs, and I attribute my good
health and my extreme age to this
remedy. It exactly meets all my re
"I have come to rely upon it almost
entirely for ihe many little things for
which 1 need medicine. 1 believe it to
be especially valuable to old people."
Isaac Brock.
A Trained Taste.
"But, Dorothy, dear, don't you care
for this lovely sunset?"
"Why. you know very well, mamma,
that I've got lots of picture post cards
that are much lovelier."
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOBIA a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Bears the
Signature of j
In Use For Over tfO Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
An Illusion.
Alonzo Tell me, old man, isn't that
fair creature over there beckoning to
Alphonzo No no that's only a
marcel wave.
Face and Neck Were Raw Terrible
Itching, Inflammation and Soreness
All Treatments Failed.
Cuticura Proved a Great Success.
"Eczema began over the top of my
ear. It cracked and then began to
spread. I had three different doctors
and tried several things, but they did
me no good. At last one side of my
face and my neck were raw. The
water ran out of it so that I had to
wear medicated cotton, and it was so
inflamed and sore that I had to put
a piece of cloth over my pillow to keep
the water from it, and it would stain
the cloth a sort of yellow. The ec
zemaitched so that it seemed as though
I could tear uy face all to pieces.
Then I began to use the Cuticura Soap
and Ointment, and it was not more
than three months before it was all
healed up. Miss Ann Pearsons, North
field, Vt, Dec 19. 1907."
rotter Croc & Chcm. Corp., Sole Props Boston.
They Meant Business.
A Chicago stage manager was tell
ing of amusing incidents of blunders
and errors caused by -stage fright. In
a romantic play, recently revived, one
Of the minor characters, a dairy maid,
comes, forward at the end of a recital
of a love romance, and comments as
"Hope filled their youths and whet
ted their love; they plighted their
But at one of the performances the
girl who played the dairy maid was ab
sent without notice. At the last mo
ment the manager gave the lines to a
shepherdess, who had never had lines
to speak before, and who was ex
cessively nervous when her cue came.
This is what the astonished audience
"Hope filled their trough and
blighted their love; they whetted their
Argument That Won.
Susie had been promised a pair of
new slippers for Sunday. Anxious to
have them at once she bad tried in
every way to persuade her mother to
buy them for her and let her wear
.them to a children's party that was to
be given on Wednesday, but without
success. Finally when both she and
her mother had become tired of the
teasing the little girl said: "Well,
mamma, you needn't get them now;
but maybe I'll be dead, by Sunday and
if I am you'll be sorry for disappoint
ing me." Susie wore the slippers
Helped Wis. Couple.
It doesn't pay to stick too closely to
old notions of things. New ideas often
lead to better health, success and hap
piness. A Wis. couple examined an Idea new
to them and stepped up several rounds
on the health ladder. The husband
tSeveral years ago we suffered from
coffee drinking, were sleepless,
"nervous, sallow, weak and irritable.
My wife and I both loved coffee and
thought it was a bracer." (delusion.)
"Finally, after years of suffering, we
read of Postum and the harmfulness
of coffee, and believing that to grow
-we should give some attention to new
ideas, we decided to test Postum.
"When we made it right we liked it
and were relieved of ills caused by
coffee. Our friends noticed the change
fresher skin, steadier 'nerves, better
temper, etc
"These changes were not sudden,
but relief increased as we continued to
drink and enjoy Postum, and we lost
the desire for coffee.
"Many of our friends did not like
Postum at first, because they did not
make it right. But when they boiled
Postum according to directions on
pkg., until it was dark and rich, they
liked it better than coffee and were
benefited by the change." "There's
a Reason."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Head "The Road to Well-
ville" in pkgs.
Ever rend the above letter? A.anr
see appesr from time to time. They
are genuine, true, acd fall of fauna
Babylon thereat
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The mounds which now mark the
site of Babylon lie about eight hours"
distant from Baghdad, upon the left or
eastern bank of the Euphrates, and
they extend for about three miles from
north to south along the course of the
river. The nearest modern town to
the ruins is Hillah, about five miles
to the south; this, too, is on the Eu
phrates, which divides it into quarters,
connected by a bridge of boats. It is
a military post of some importance,
and the photograph gives a view of
the barracks, with the Euphrates in
the foreground. The town is built
mainly from the bricks of ancient
Babylon, which for many centuries
has served as a quarry for building
materials to the whole district Hillah
is famous for its date-palms, and the
houses are nearly hidden in the lux
urious date plantations which fringe
the river banks.
The bare mounds of Babylon form
a striking contrast to the green and
feathery palm tops along the winding
course of the Euphrates. The mounds
break the flat line of the barren
nitrotis plain, and are now pitted and
scored by years of excavation. At
points around them great ridges of
earth branch out, like the heads of
railway embankments under construc
tion. These are the heaps of earth
and debris cleared by the excavators
from the surface of the ancient city,
and dumped clear of the mound, on
virgin soil where possible, so as not to
encumber the area of future work.
Along the tops of some of these ridges
little iron tip-trucks may be seen,
pushed by a couple of Arab workmen
along a light railway to the end of the
shoot; while others at the other end
of the line, and nearer the excavations
in progress, are filled by lines of Arab
basket-carriers who clear away the
soil as the diggers loosen it. For
years this busy work has been in
progress, and the photographs here
published will give the reader some
idea of the results which have been
At first sight some of them may not
strike one as very remarkable, and it
certainly requires some imagination to
conjure up from them the glories of
ancient Babylon. But in this connec
tion we may remark that the excava
tors themselves were, for many years,
in a like frame of mind, and for a time
they even doubted whether the stories
of her ancient pomp and luxury might
not have been inventions. On March
26. 1S99. Dr. Koldewey began work on
the mound of the Kasr, or "the
Palace," as the natives term one of
the largest of the city mounds, and
from the very first considerable suc
cess of a sort rewarded his efforts.
Two palaces of Kins Nebuchadnezzar
were uncovered, and a small temple
of the goddess Ninmakh and a larger
temple dedicated to the god Ninib
were thoroughly excavated within a
comparatively short time. The next
important discovery was the site of
the great temple of Bel, or Marduk,
the city god of Babylon, in the mound
Tell Amran, but the ruins of the build
ing were covered by such a huge ac
cumulation of debris that only a cor
ner was laid bare. Then Dr. Koldewey
traced the course of the Sacred road
of E-bylon, which led from the Tem
ple of Bel to the royal palaces. Alon
this road, at the Feast of the New
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To Farm Insanity Plant
Deadliest Vegetable Known to Be In
troduced Into Texas.
The deadly marihuana plant is to be
introduced into Texas from Mexico by
special permission of the state agricul
tural department. Ernest Love, who
conducts an "agricultural experimental
station near Cuera, has returned from
a trip to the marihuana producing
region of Mexico, bringing with him
ten pounds of the seed of the plant,
.says a dispatch from Austin to the
New York Herald. The weed is known
as the most harmful of narcotic drugs.
Its leaves, when smoked in the form
of cigarettes, produce a species of in
sanity which frequently ends in hor
rible death. The story is told in
Mexico that Empress Carlotta, the ill
fated wife of Maximilian, had her
mind dethroned by drinking coffee in
which marihuana leaves had been
placed. She left Mexico an incurable
lunatic at the time of the overthrow
cf the French in that country and has
never regained her faculties.
Year, the statue of the city god was
borne in solemn procession to the
palace, where the king did homage,
grasping the hands of the god in
token of his fealty. At the beginning
of a reign this act was equivalent to
a coronation ceremony, and whenever
the king was in Babylon at the New
Year's festival he renewed his alle
giance in this fashion to the national
It was. surely, no mean achievement
to lay bare once more to the sunlight
this ancient holy way, the worn blocks
of which had been trodden by the feet
of priests and kings. To pace the
courts of Nebuchadnezzar's palace,
and to gaze upon the very spot where
he had sat upon his throne dispensing
justice or directing his affairs of state,
was certainly some return for the la
bor of years. But, for all that, Dr.
Koldewey and his assistants were dis
satisfied. For up till then scarcely a
fragment of sculpture had been dis
covered, and no object of grpat artistic
or archaeological value. All that met
the excavators' gaze -were bricks,
burnt and unburnt, spread in bitumen
as pavements or piled up in massive
walls and terraces. The massive
fortress wall on the east side of Nebu
chadnezzar's southern palace is older
than the palace, and was filled in by
Nebuchadnezzar (as may be seen In
the photograph) when he raised the
height of the platform on which the
palace is built. The very temple walls,
which were found standing and in
place, were bare; they were lined with
no rich carvings or painted tiles, but
were covered with a thin lime wash
like any modern Turkish serai. It is
easy to imagine that the spoilers of
the city would have stripped her pal
aces and shrines of all treasures and
portable objects of value but they
would not have scraped the walls. Dr.
Koldewey was inclined to regard the
story of Babylon's former splendor as
another bubble that had been pricked.
But in this he was wrong. For short
ly afterwards, when he had trans
ferred his main body of men from Tell
Amran again to the Kasr, he discov
ered the great Gate of Ishtar, which
has fully made up for the want of
decoration upon the buildings found
up to that time. Ishtar, the goddess
of love and war, was the most favored
lady in the Babylonian pantheon, and
the gateway which Nebuchadnezzar
erected in her honor was a worthy
tribute to her greatness. It Is a dou
ble gateway, with interior chambers,
flanked by massive towers, and was
erected at the end of the Sacred road
at the northeast corner of the south
ern paiee. But its unique character
consists in the scheme of decoration
on its walls, which are covered with
row upon row of bulls and dragons
represented in brilliant enameled
bricks. Some of these creatures are
flat, others are raised in relief, and
the effect of these processions of mon
sters, even in the present ruined con
dition of the structure, is remarkable.
L. W. KING, M. A.. F. S. A.
Knit Stockings by Electricity.
From the gigantic task of hauling
freight and passenger trains over the
electrified branch of the Canadian Pa
cific the Aroostook falls, in Maine, per
forms such little chores as knitting
stockings. The falls have recently
been harnessed to drive electric gen
erators which supply current to the
railroad and to the knitting mills of
the vicinity. An electrically operated
machine will knit a stocking in less
than two minutes.
Plans Large Y. M. C. A. Hotel.
L. Wilbur Messer, general secretary
of the Young Men's Christian associa
tion in Chicago, has started a project
for the erection near the heart of the
city of a hotel to accommodate 1,000
men, to be run on the plan of the
Mills hotels in New York. He thinks
that $500,000 will be enough to finance
the project.
So terrible are the effects of mari
huana that a law was passed by the
Mexican congress making it a peni
tentiary offense for a person to use
the plant in any form. It is said that
it is so seductive in its effects that to
smoke one cigarette made of it will
addict one to its use. Notwithstand
ing the stringent Mexican law, it is a
common practice for cigarettes made
of it to be smuggled to the soldiers in
the barracks, producing more than one
dangerous rio.
Love believes that the plant can be
put to good commercial use as a drug.
He says it is a cure of asthma and is
also thought to be valuable in the
treatment of tuberculosis. It is far
more powerful than India hemp, of
which' it is a species, he says. India
hemp is recognized in the materia
medica as a valuable drug.
"Absent-minded, is she?" "I should
say so. She's the kind of woman who
wolud go to a bridge party without her
rings." Bellman.
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Gossip of
What Is Golnrf On at the
National Capital.
Clerk Weds Prince
WASHINGTON. From government
clerk to princess is the change
made by Miss Georgie Jeffrey, former
ly a clerk in the office of the auditor
of the post office department.
She is now the wife of Prince Alfred
Ahrenheim-Gagarin, adjutant to his im
perial majesty, the czar. The wedding
took place in Canton, China. The
prince and princess are now traveling
in the far east, but will ultimately go
to St Petersburg, where they" will
make their home.
The romance which culminated in
the marriage of the American girl and
the Russian nobleman had its incep
tion on an ocean steamer bound for
the far east. Miss Jeffrey, who was re
garded as one of the best clerks in the
post office department, was transferred
at her own request from that depart
ment to the Philippine service.
She left Washington early in Octo
Capital Is Cordial
THE Countess Luise Alexandra von
Bernstorff, only daughtei of the
German ambassador and Countess von
Bernstorff, has found the national cap
ital of her mother's native land much
to her liking. Ever since the arrival
in Washington of the kaiser's new rep
resentative and his family, they have
been entertained constantly. To all af
fairs given for the younger set the
"little countess," as she is frequently
called, has been invited.
Countess Alexandra was born and
educated abroad, and is making her
first visit to this country. She speaks
the language with only a slight accent,
for her mother, who has lived in for
eign countries ever since she was 15
years old, has never dropped the Eng
lish tongue, but has spoken it to her
daughter and. son, the latter now a
student in Germany.
A year ago the daughter of the Von
House CommitteeClerk Courts in Demand
THERE Is no abler servant of the
United States in the capitol build
ing than James C. Courts, the diminu
tive clerk of the house committee on
appropriations. Without him the great
committee would be often at sea.
It would be almost an utter impos
sibility for Chairman Tawney or any
other head of that great committee to
carry in his mind the vast details of
the appropriation bills which St brings
into the house, carrying amounts vary
ing from a few to more than $100,000,
000. Some member of the house wants
to know about some item in every
bill and frequently the whole house
wants to know about a good many of
them. Chairman Tawney can answer
offhand as many questions as any
other chairman who ever stood in his
shoes, but it is Courts who, when he
sits down, is almost hidden by the
desk in front of him, but is the ready
prompter when the chairman's mem
ory fails. Between Tawney and Courts
practically no time of the house is
wasted, in getting necessary informa
tion for all comers. .
Secretary Satterlee's Zest for Duty
LEE, son of the late Bishop Sat
terlee and son-in-law of J. Pierpont
Morgan, recently appointed to suc
ceed T. H. Newberry as assistant sec
retary of the navy, was one of the
board of visitors at the Naval acad
emy last June and entered into his
duties with a zest and interest that
was particularly pleasing to the acad
emy staff. He insisted upon seeing
everything there was to be seen, ate
in the mess hall, went out in the
launches and watched the drills. At
last he decided that he must slep in a
midshipman's bed; so he was assigned
to a room on one of the decks.
Now at the very time the board of
visitors was at the academy the West
Point-Annapolis baseball game was on
and the West Point team were to be'
given a rousing send-off when they
took their departure, which was fixed
for. very early in the morning of the
night that Mr. Satterlee played at be
ing a midshipman and slept in Ban
croft, or "Bankrupt," hall as the mid
dies facetiously call it, apropos of
their cronic penniless state. "All out"
was called promptly and those who
did not turn out quickly enough to
suit the middy officers were uncere
moniously dumped out on the floor,
mattress and all. The officer of one of
the decks rushing hurriedly around
at the last moment to see that all had
obeyed his summons came to a room
whose occupant had not stirred, but
with his head buried in the pillow was
soundly sleeping. "Here, you, get up."
in Travel ..Romance
ber bound for Manila, but stopped in
Denver to visit friends before leaving
the country. While visiting in Denver
she became acquainted with friends of
her hostess who were also bound for
the east and who had taken passage on!
the steamer which was to carry her to
.Manila. Miss Jeffrey learned that they
were to make several side trips and so
she obtained an extension of leave
from the Philippines and decided to
join the party of tourists
Whether the prince was a member
of this party or whether Miss Jeffrey
met him after the ship passed through
the Golden Gate has not been made
known. At any rate, he was a passen
ger on the steamer, and the acquaint
ance which formed then resulted in a
pretty little love affair. The prince con
tinued with the party through their
travels in China and Japan and the
love story progressed in the most sat
isfactory way.
While in Hong Chow the party went
for an outing. The funny little native
rig In which Miss Jeffrey was riding
collided with a carriage. Miss Jeffrey
was thrown to the ground and injured
painfully, but not seriously. It was
not long after this that the marriage
tcok place.
to Little Countess
Bernstorffs made her debut in society
at Cairo, Egypt, where her father was
his country's representative up to a
few months ago. She feels as if she
were making a second debut since com
ing to Washington, for she has taken
part in all the affairs given for Miss
Ethel Roosevelt, as well as in many of
the official functions.
Since the dismantling of the German
embassy by the Baroness von Stern
burg, who recently sailed for Europe
with her mother to spend the rest of
the winter on the Riviera, the house
has been placed in the hands of dec
orators and furnishers, and the ambas
sador and his family have been obliged
to live at one of the hotels. Tly em
bassy is expected to be ready for oc
cupancy in April.
The Countess von Bernstorff and her
daughter wish to know all about the
city in which they live, and they are
seen frequently on pleasant mornings,
guidebook in hand, learning about
historic houses and places. They have
strayed already outside the foreign and
official circles to meet people of inter
est, and It is confidently expected that
the German embassy will be thorough
ly cosmopolitan and democratic during
the present incumbent's regime.
When congress recently voted $800,
000 for the relief of the Italian earth
quake victims, an unusual scene was
enacted in the house. A misunder
standing had arisen between the presi
dent and congress as to the amount of
the relief and the bill prepared by the
house committee on appropriations
did not fit with the president's mes
sage by $300,000. Courts was sum
moned by a general alarm and re
sponded readily, pen in hand. A con
ference was held at the speaker's ta
ble lasting about two minutes, and
those two minutes brought $300,000
more relief to the sufferers of Italy.
Courts and his pen fixed the bill and
Courts later rushed the bill to the en
grossing committee and had it in the
senate in record time.
When congratulated by members
and civilians alike later, Courts mere
ly smiled. When, however, some one
ventured to suggest that it 'was an in-
k spiring sight to see congress act so
generously and so quickly, Courts re
plied: "I once knew a congressman
who made a speech in Faneuii hall,
Boston, and bragged about the passage
of a pension bill carrying over $100,
000,000 in forty minutes. Finally he
swelled up in his patriotism and ex
claimed: 'Can you beat that?' some
body in the back row replied: 'Lord, I
hope not.' There is such a thing as
being too quick on the trigger."
called out Mr. Midshipman, and meet
ing with no response, said, "Oh, you
wont, won't you?" With that he
rushed toward the bed and taking
hold of the mattress was about to
jerk it down on the floor, when a
sleepy voice said, "What's the mat
ter?" and a sleepy face, wearing a full
beard, emerged from the bed clothes.
It was Mr. Satterlee of the honorable
board of visitors who had been so un
ceremoniously aroused, and when this
fact dawned upon the brain of the en
terprising midshipman he beat a
hasty retreat.
Cocoa Crop Will Be Large.
Santo Domingo's cocoa crop will be
unusually large this season, accord
ing to present indications. The first
gathering will be in April, and mature
trees will yield a second crop in Aug
ust. Santiago is now In wireless com
munication with the capital, Santo Do
mingo. British Shipping in Bad Way.
The output of the British shipbuild
ing yards amounted in 1898 to only
about $900,000 tons of merchant steam
vessels, or little, more than half of the
preceding 12 months. The number of
British ships now laid up at home
and foreign ports is estimated at
1,000,000 tons.
Yacht Built of Concrete.
Daniel B. Banks, a member of the
Baltimore Yacht club, has had in use
for 11 years a yacht constructed of
concrete re-enforced with steel rods.
The craft is a slow sailer, but rides a
heavy sea easily. Several' years ago
the yacht was driven on the rocks in a
storm, but was not injured.
To Push American Goods.
Santiago, Chile, is to have an "ex
hibit of American goods" in the fall
of 1909.
Xntloc Georg E. Law Has Broken All
? ' Records.
George E. Law,-Justice of the Peace,
13 Franklin St., Brazil, Ind., la
known far and wide
as the "Marrying
Squire," from the
fact that he has mar
ried more couples
than any other offi
cial in Indiana. Judge
Law wrote a letter
in 1906, recommend
ing Doan's Kidney
Pills, which he said had made a bad
back well, enabled him to sleep bet
ter nights and feel more fit for work.'
The treatment also cleared up the
urine. On January 5, 1909, Judge Law
confirmed his previous testimony. "I
have recommended this remedy to
many people since I first used it,"
said he.
Sold by all dealers. 50. cents" a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. T.
Teacher of Physiology.
"Now we will dissect this odd little
animal. But first, Jimmy Phalig, will
you tell me what we have here?"
Jimmy "Faith, and it's called a bat,
sir." Teacher "Very well. Now,
how many kinds of bats are there?"
Jimmy "There are foive. The black
bat, the red bat, the acrobat, the base
ball bat and the brickbat, sir."
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for say
tun ot Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hairs
Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O.
We. the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly hon
orable tn all business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made by his Arm.
Wholesale Druggists. Toledo. O.
Rail's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Testimonials sent free. Price 73 cenu pa
bottl. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Fills for constipation.
If thou speakest what thou wilt,
thou shalt hear what thou wouldsl
not Bias.
Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound
Vienna, W.Va. "I feel thatlowe
;he last ten years of my life to Lydia
J2. nnKhanvB vege
table Compound.
Eleven years ago I
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shadow. I had been
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My husband per
suaded me to try
Lydia E. Pinkham's
vegetable Com
pound and it worked
like a charm. It re
lieved all my pains
and misery. I advise all suffering
women to take Lydia Ji. unkhams
Vegetable Compound." Mbs. Emma
Wheatox, Vienna, TV- Va.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com-
Eound, made from native roots and
erbs, contains no narcotics or harm
ful drugs, and to-day holds the record
for the largest number of actual cures
of female diseases of any similar medi
cine in the country, and thousands of
voluntary testimonials are on file in
the Pinkham laboratory at Lynn,
Mass., from women who have been
cured from almost every form of
female complaints, inflammation, ul
ceration, displacements, fibroid tumors,
irregularities, periodic pains, backache,
indigestion and nervous prostration.
Every such suffering woman owes it to
herself to give Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound a trial.
If you would like special advice
about your case write a confiden
tial letter to Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. Her advice is free,
and always Iielpf uL
There's Danger
if you've been neglecting a cold.
Don' texperiment with your health.
Get a remedy that you noi0 will
cure that remedy is
It's safe. In the severest cases of
coughs, colds, bronchitis, croup, in
flammation of chest and lungs it is the
most effective remedy known. It does
its work quickly, removes the cause of
the disease
Sold everywhere in three size
hotOet. $1.00. 50c, 25c
A 25c Bottle of
I Kemps Balsam
And each dose is more effective
than four times the same quan
tity of any other cough remedy,
however well advertised and how
ever strongly recommended that
remedy may be
Remember always that Kemp's
is we
I Best Cough Cure. I
It has saved thousands from con
sumption. It has saved thousands of lives.
At all druggists', 25c, 50c and $1,
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when harvest time comes.
Wisconsin Seed Growers' Ass'n. La Crosse. Wis.
Millions of acres of school land to be sold bytho
State. $1.00 to t6M) per acre; only one-fortletn cash
and 40 years time on balance: three i-r cent Inter
est; only tlim cash for ICO acres at t3X0 per acre.
Greatest opportunity: cood agricultural land: M-nd
CO cents for hook of lnstructlonsand New state I.i.
J. J. Snyder, School Lan.l Iocator, lift) 'J h SL,
Austin. Tex. Kef erence. Austin Sationai tank.
Lrttl One's Innocent Remark That
Left the Deacon Gasping.
Every Sunday some one threw si
button into the contribution box of the
little church. The annoyed pastor
confided to his wife that he suspected
the button thrower to be stingy old
Deacon G., who had so strongly op
posed his "call" to the pastorate, but
that he dare not accuse him of It for
lack of evidence.
At a 'church "sociable" that week
some one suggested the playing of
games. Deacon G. had just partaken
of oyster soup at some one else's ex
pense and felt warmed and" expansive.
"Why not play 'Button, button
who's got the button?' he' inquired of
waiting children. N
"Oh, yes!" exclaimed his youngest
daughter with enthusiasm. "And you
lend us the button, papa!" Then she
drew back, timorously. "Unless you
want to-save it for next Sunday's con
tribution," she added, considerately.
Farmer Meddergrass Waal, by
clover! I knew them Chinese lived
on t'other side o th' airth but hang
me if I knew they had a through
Sheer white goods, In fact, any AM
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way thef
are laundered, this being done in a
manner to enhance their textile beas
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory if proper attention was
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at tha
improved appearance of your work.
Was a Lucky Day for England.
Admiral Nelson was the recipient of
favoritism in the matter of his ap
pointment to the British naval serv
ice. Nelson's father could not have af
forded to send bis son to Osborne.
"But if he had been Nelson would
have been rejected as physically on
fit," says a writer. "Nelson was
shoveled into the navy under a bit of
jobbery and pushed on by backdoor
Noted Woman Press Agent.
Mrs. Charles Neave is the latest
English woman of birth and education
to go into business. She has become a
press agent, and it is said by her
friends that some of the best singers
at Covent Garden, London, are large
ly indebted to her for their success
this season. Mrs. Neave is the daugh
ter of a man of title and the widow of
an army officer.
The extraordinary popularity of fin
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 nse on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the usual quantity 0
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
Up to Him.
"Do you think you can manage with
my salary of $12 a week, darling?" he
asked, after she had said yes.
"I'll try, Jack,' replied she. "But
what will you do?" Universalist
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