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MOTHER LITERARY LANDMARK.
DURING THE SHOPPING.
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their work are glad. Romancers, the
farmer possessed of perhaps only
80 to 100 acres, the city man, who
was wont to ask: "Why, that fellow
loafs all day long over that corn
field," the crows and the farmer's wife are sorry.
And they have reasons, too. The romancer who
mentally tore off yardsand yards cf poetry about the
pathetic plight of the guardian of the chicken coop
and cat crop, must wend his way about the plan
tation of his country cousins in constant fear of
touching a live wire and he has no more such
lifelike themes for his alleged poetic ability.
The small farmer is sorry to see his brother
of larger worldly goods take a step forward by
pioclaimirg the scarecrow extinct
The city man may no longer wonder at the art
of putting the sham together and his suggestions
about "giving it a touch of decoration" is positive
ly obsolete. .
As for the crows. It is the duty of 'every
mother crow, as well as the father crow, to teach
its young that the scarecrow is the friend of all
crows. Hence, the silent friend cf winter and
summer can no longer be perched upon by the
young crows in learning to fly, and the figure
which was intended to be the crows' god of ill
omen, but which in the eyes of the dark-huod
minions of the air was an indication of the
whereabouts of edibles in the shape of corn, usu
ally, is to be swept into oblivion.
The farmer's wife hates to see the scarecrow
go because of pleasant associations. During the
long summer days while she is alone, the men
and boys being off in the fields, the silent stiff
armed policeman carries on a silent conversation
with her, and she has surprised city people by in
serting a corn husk in the scarecrow's upper left
hand pocket as a tribute to the vanity of the
inanimate farmhand. Always absolutely safe to
talk to. never answering surlily, always silent
under the most scathing arraignment, is it any
wonder that the scarecrow will be missed by the
Thus a score of years may see it extinct Amid
gnashing of teeth by thc old-time agriculturist,
tears by fair conversationalists, caw-caws by
crows seeking the cause of the new vogu6, mourn
ing -by the city folks and others, the curtain is
to be drawn over this piteous individual.
The word Bcarecrow signifies its realm of use
fulness which is to scare crows, hawks, rabbits,
squirrels in fact, most anything or being which
is liable to inflict grievous wrong upon Mr.
While the scarecrow itself may become extinct,
the art of making scarecrows will always live,
agricultural experts declare. The realistic scare
crow is a work of art. A touch of realism here
and there will often chase away tramps in the
summer time near-sighted tramps especially.
' ,vThe scarecrow is purely an 'American institu
tion, invented for the purpose of helping the
farmer protect his grains, but reversed by thieves
and made an ever-present food indicator. No-
body knows ,who invented it and ncbody cares
One story which has found so much credence is
that told by a New England farmer, who remem
bers the times before the war. At that time he
knew a farm hand in Maine who was by natural
Instinct a shirker of work. His employer learned
this after the man had been in his employ three
hours. Seeing that he was practically uceless in
general farm work, he set him to watching a prize
cornfield, hoping that-by this method he might util
ize the man's services and save his corn, for the
crows were hungry and there were lots of them.
For two days this suited the son of rest fine, for
he could lie down and doze, the mere sight of
t!m scaring the crows for miles around.
The shirker, whose name cannot be divulged
ROAD lc WUY
to say nothing of a pair of tan shoes and an
occasional posey in the left lapel of a light
v gray overcoat, and you have a Holland scare
crow in holiday attire. Critics might declare
that this sort of a guardian of the
fields so little resembles the farmer
at work that the crows and
other enemies of the agricul
turist would perchance pluck the
flower from his buttonhole, but the
expert argues that the more uncom-
because of the fact that
his grandson is now
holder of a high office
at Portland, Me., dis
covered that the crows
flew away at the sight
of him and he soon
grew tired 'of his work.
So he rigged up a crude
imitation of a twentieth
century scarecrow and
put the invention to
work. Then he spent
his days snoozing un
der a tree in the apple
orchard, his employer
believing him still on
duty at the feeding
ground of the crows.
Since that time his idea
has been greatly im
proved, but then it was
the pinnacle of Yankee
He tied two sticks
crosswise and simply
rested his tattered coat
over the device. This
scared the crows worse
than he himself had
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and he was
pieasea. ine adage reads: "Necessity is the
mother of invention," but in his case "That tired
feeling was the mother of the scarecrow."
Every theatergoer remembers the "Wizard of Oz,"
since nicknamed the"GizardofWas." GeorgeStone.
an old-time athlete of marked ability, capered about
as the scarecrow in that musical comedy and his
movements were typical of the "silent bluffer." Stone
is double-jointed, and in his part resembled a scare
crow so much that the first part of the play, in which
he stands immovable and limp for a period of IS
minutes, it was often thought that he was a piece
of scenery, adjusted by the "property man."
Stone was the first imitator of the scarecrow
and that show embodied the only character which
ever tried to look like the minion of the cornfield.
He was so limber that his twlce-a-day stunt was
to fall down a staircase on his face, which he
did regularly, without denting the stairs.
Cal Holland, former Chicagoan, but to-day a
prosperous farmer, located three miles from Ben
ton. Harbor, Mich., is the one and onlyA first and
original scarecrow expert.' His farm is aNyeritable
scarecrow convention. They stare at you from
the front yard, from back of the chicken run, from
the back door of the farmhouse and the fields
are dotted with them.
And Mr. Holland's scarecrows are some scare
crows. He has boy scarecrows, men scarecrows,
girl and women scarecrowesses, the latter being
equipped with phonographic apparatus to make
them realistic. He- is now working on a dog
scarecrow, which, when complete, will make the
brindle bull pups of the fiercest mien wind their
tails between their legs and trace their steps
Of local color in Mr. Holland's scarecrows, there
is no end. Imagine one equipped with a neatly
ironed pocket handkerchief, cigar stub in the
place generally supposed to contain its physiogno
my, a hat set rakishly on the left side of its head,
Mr. Holland's worn-out trousers neatly creased.
mon the scarecrow the better it scares, so we'll let
it go at that.
A woman from Chicago recently visited Mrs.
Holland and commented favorably upon the farm,
except for "those rubes in the back yard who are
continually staring at a person."
Usually the agriculturist has -use for every gar
ment They are made over for the children and
the oldest son, as a rule, retreats into the father's
discards, at least while doing the work about the
farm. When the clothes have passed the period of
usefulness, they are handed over to the silent senti
nel, where the elements play with them until there
is little to remind the farmer of his ex-apparel.
That is, the elements play with them if the
knights of the side door Pullman don't happen up
on the scene and divest the scarecrow of its cloth
ing before storm and wind do.
There are dozens and dozens of farm stories
about invasions of hoboes and their art of ef
fecting stealthy clothing trades with the guards of
the cornfields, in which case the friends of the
crows always come off second best and far more
In such cases it takes the scavengers of the air
some time to make the acquaintance of the re
vamped sentinel anew and thus the farmer is aided.
despite the fact that he and. his dog hate the "bo."
Out the scarecrow is absolutely and positively
to make his final appearance soon, it is said, and
modern methods of saving the crops are taking
away one of the most picturesque features of the
American farm, the poets murmur.
Action of the Magnetic Needle.
The magnetic needle comes to rest pointing
north and south because the earth acts as if it
were a great magnet. A compass needle would
come to rest pointing lengthwise of a bar magnet
placed under the compass needle, just as It does
under the Influence of the earth. For this reason
we think of the earth as a great magnet. The north
pole and the north star have no influence over the
A nurse is expected to know what
to do for common ailments, and wom
en who suffer back
ache, constant lan-4
guor, and other com
mon symptoms of
should be grateful
to Mrs. .Minnie
Turner, of E. B.'
St., Anadarko, Okla.,
pointing out the way to find quick
relief. Mrs. Turner used Doan's Kid
ney Pills for a run-down condition,
backache, pains In the sides and kid
neys, bloated limbs, etc. "The way
they have built me up is simply mar
velous," says Mrs. Turner, who Is a
nurse. "My health Improved rapid
ly. Five boxes did so much for me I
am telling everybody about it."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
Old Tom. Paine House Sold to Hugue
not Association for Museum.
Now York. One of America's most
notablo literary landmarks, the old
Tom Paine house at New Rochelle, N.
Y..-replete with memories of the great
author, of revolutionary days, and also
famous as" one of the first houses
erected by the Huguenots in America,
is to be preserved and converted into
an historical, muspum of Paine, Hugue
not and revolutionary relics.
The Huguenot association of New
Rochelle has just purchased the pic
turesque old house and announces its
plan of moving it as it stanas to a plot
near thc Paine monument at the foot
of North avenue. An expenditure of
MADE HIM 8IT UP.
RISING IN BOY'S ESTIMATION
Drummer's Gifts Caused Rapid
vancement in Titles.
Titles have their Talue in the south.
"Here, boy!" said the drummer as he
handed a dollar bill to -the bellboy at
the hotel in Atlanta, "take a dime out
of this for bringing up that ice water."
"Yes, cap'n," answered the boy. as he
6aluted. ' '
"And, by the way, boy," continued
thc drummer, "if you will p;o down and
get me more letter paper you may
keep a quarter out of that dollar." t
"Right away, majah; right away!
I'll shuah bring you that ah sta
sh'nery," replied the boy, as he bowed
"And, while I ,think of, it., boy." re
marked the knight of thc grip, "if you
can bring out my trousers and have
them pressed and back here inside of
an hour you can keep a half dollar of
"Ah suttinly can do dat ah same,
colonel 'deed ah kin!" quickly replied
the youth as he turned to go toward
"Wait a minute now, boy," Mr.
Samples said as he walked over to
nis trunk, "if you can take out this
suit and have it pressed and back here
in time for me to go to the Bijou 'to
night I'll let you keep every cent of
"General," said thc boy, his eye3
bulging out of their sockets, "I'll do
dat shuah, general, or give you all
dat money back." N. Y. Times.
Love Needs Cultivation.
True love, like all fine plants, needs
careful cultivation. Often when it is
drooping and has the look.of death it
only needs a bit of coaxing and kindly
attention to urge it to spruce up and
be as sweet as ever
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Wifle 111 make you sorry you ever
quarreled with me!
Hubby What will you do? Go home
to your mother, I suppose?
Wifie No; I'll bring mother here!
BABY HORRIBLY BURNED
By Boiling Grease Skin All Came Off
One Side of Face and Head
Thought Her Disfigured for Life.
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Maude Men. are getting so deceit
ful, you can't trust your best friend.
Percy And what's worse, you can't
get your best friend to trust yos.
Used Cuticura: No Scar Left,
"My baby was sitting beside the
fender and we were preparing the
breakfast when the frying-pan full ci
boiling grease was upset and it went all
over one side of her face and head.
Some one wiped the scald with a
towel, pulling the entire skin off. We
took her to a doctor. He tended her
a week and gave me some stuff to put
on. But it all festered and I thought
tho baby was disfigured for life. I
used about three boxes of Cuticura
Ointment and it was wonder'ul how
it healed. In about five weeks it was
better and there wasn't a mark to tell
where the scald had been. Her skin
is just like velvet. Mrs. Hare, 1,
Henry St. South Shields, Durham,
England, March 22, 190S."
Potter Drew Cem, Oorp Sole Prow, Boston.
Why There Was a Funeral.
"That looks like a newly made grave
that little hummock over there on
the desert," said the traveler from the
"That's just what it is. neighbor."
answered Arizona Al. "The editor of
the Weekly Cactus Spine was buried
over there last week."
"What was his complaint?"
"He didn't have none. It was Coyote
Cal that had thc complaint. You see.
there was a baby born up to Cal's
house a spell ago, and the editor wrote
an item about it, sayin' a tow-headed
little girl hed come to make Cal and
his woman happy, but it 'pears that
the printer got the letters mixed some
how. Leastways it said in the paper
when Cal read it that it was a two
headed baby, and him bein' an Im
pulsive cuss, there wan't nothin' to do
but hold the funeral the next day but
The Old Tom Paine House a New
$10,000 is contemplated by the asso
ciation in furtherance of its plans.
A little more than a year ago
Charles W. See, the owner of the
house, announced his determination of
disposing of the property. His parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley See. who had
lived in the house for -10 years, died
last year. When the Wesley Sees
took possesion of the house the only
relics of Paine they found were some
andirons and a Franklin stove, both
of which had been used in P.tine's bed
room. Mr. See gave them to Walter
T. Bell of New Rochelle, who has
since had them on exhibition' in the
window of his shop on Main street. It
is understood that both relics will bo
restored, now that the house is to be
converted into a museum.
The house at New Rochelle, as well
as a farm of 227 acres upon which it
stands, was presented to Thomas
Paine in 17S4 by the state of New
York in recognition of his services in
the country during the period of its
struggle for liberty. Both the house
and the farm had been confiscated by
congress from Frederick de Veaugh. a
Tory. The house was built about 1720
by Huguenot refugees who fled from
$100 Reward, $100.
Ite Mflttl of this moer will be Dlraanl to I
tktt there to at least one dreaded dbrase tbat arienea
baa beea able to cure la all Us atasrs. and tbat to
Catarrh. lull's Catarrh Cure to tUc only positive
core now aaown u me meaicai raierniiy. caiarra
berac a constitutional disease, requires a coastnu
ttonal treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure to taken In
ternally. acUntr directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby destroyisK the
foundation of the disease, and rrrln the patient
strength by building up the constitution and assbt
tog nature in doing Its work. Tho proprietors hava
so much faith in its euratrre powers that they offer
One Hundred Dollars for any ease that It tails to
cure. Send tor list or testimonials
Address F. J. CHENEY CO.. Toledo. O.
Sold by all DruKStota, 75c.
TU Hail's Family Pills for constlpattoa.
Josiah (to newly wedded neighbor)
I wish you long, happy Hve3; and
I see no reason since you have had
experience why you and Marian can
not pull together as steady and hap
py and successfully as a team of
Obadiar No doubt we could if there
was only one tongue between us.
Asthmatics, Read This.
If you are afllicted with Asthma write
me at once and learn of something for
which you will be grateful the rest of
your life. J. G. McBride. Stella. Nebr.
A lazy man makes as much fuss
when he has a little job of work on
hand as an old hen do 2 who is try
ing to raise one chick.
OXJVT ONE "HROMO OCIXINE."
That is LAXATIVB HUOMO qUlNIXK. 1-hC: for
tin; slwuturo of K. W. liKOVK. Used U10 World
ever to Curu .1 Cold In One Cay. 25c.
A man who needs advice is apt to
get the kind he doesn't want
FOOLED BRITISH AUTHORITIES.
Young Welsh Girl Likened to Famous
London. Miss C!iarlesworth Is the
young Welsh girl who recently disap
peared, owing large amounts of money.
Her case has been likened to that of
Mme. Humbert, the famous Paris
swindler. On the claim of an inher
itance expected. Miss Charlesworth.
who is only 25 years old, obtained
credit from tradespeople for goods to
the value of many thousands of
pounds. When her creditors became
A teacher In one of the schools of
Berlin has given to the papers of tbat
city a composition written by one of
the pupils in his school on the sub
ject, "The Kaiser," in the course of
which the young author says: "Prince
Wilhelm was born on the kaiser's
birthday. From the dome of the cas
tle 101 salute shots were fired. The
old grandfather and old Wrangel
hopped into a cab and went to the
schloss, and old Wrangel said: The
boy is all right,' and the father made
a bow from the balcony, and it was
awful cold. And when the boy was
baptized his father held his watch in
front of the Htle fellow's nose, and he
grabbed it and never let go again, be
cause he is a Hohenzollern."
And Strength to Perform It
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A peioon in good health is likely
to have a genial disposition, ambition,
and enjoy work.
On the other hand, if the digestive
organs have been upset by wrong
food, work becomes drudgery.
"Until recently," writes a Washing
ton girl, "I was a railroad stenog
rapher, which means full work every
"Like many other girls alone in a
large city, L lived at a boarding house.
For breakfast it was mush, greasy
meat, soggy cakes, black coffee, etc.
"After a few months of this diet I
used to feel sleepy and heavy in the
mornings. My work seemed a ter
rible effort, and I thought the work was
to blame too arduous.
"At home I had heard my father
speak of a young fellow who went
long distances in the cold on Grape
Nuts and cream and nothing more for
"I concluded if it would tide him
over a morning's heavy work, it might
help me, so on my way home one
night I bought a package and next
morning I had Grape-Nuts and milk (
"I stuck to Grape-Nuts, and in less
than two weeks I noticed improve
ment. I can't just tell how well I
felt, but I remember I used to walk
the 12 blocks to business and knew
how geed it was simply to live.
"As to my work well, did you ever
feel the delight of having congenial
work and the strength to perform it?
That's how I felt. I truly believo
there's life and vigor in every grain of
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well
ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read the aboTC letter? A nerr
nae ssstan from time t time. They
are sjeaaiae, trae, aaa fall f m
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urgent she disappeared. Her sister
said that while motoring she had been
thrown over a cliff. An investigation
did not support this story, and a
search for the missing girl discovered
her at a hotel in Oban, living under an
assumed name. Asked concerning her
adventures, she said that she had ex
pected a large inheritance she did not
explain from whom but her expecta
tions were not realized. She admitted
s!e was unable to pay her debts. As
to her disappearance, she said that her
motor car had almost gone over the
edge of a cliff while she was driving;
that she thought her sister had been
thrown over the cliff, and. filled with
horror, she had not stopped to inves
tigate, but had run away. The auto,
by the way, had been bought on credit,
as were most of the things she owned.
She is not unknown in the stock mar
ket, but she claims that her specula
tions there were small.
Why She Worried.
The leading lady was all "up in the
air." The manager sought the reason.
"It is her love letters," confided the
"H'm!" muttered the manager. "Is
she afraid they will be published?"
"Xo, she's afraid they won't be pub
lished." Chicago Daily News.
Lewis' Single Binder straight 5c. Many
smokers prefer them to 10c cigars. Your
dealer or Lewis' Factor", Peoria, 111.
Things past may be repented but
not recalled. Livy.
Taking Lydia E. Pfakham's
Columbus, Ohio. "I have taken
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
change or lite. My
doctor told me it
was good, and since
taking it I feel so
much better that I
can do all my work
again. I think
Lydia IS. Pinkham's
pound a fine remedy
tor all woman's
troubles, and I
ver forget to tell
my mends what it has done for me.
Mrs. E. Haxson, 904 East Long St,
Another Woman Helped.
Graniteville, Vt "I was passing
through the Changeof Life and suffered
from nervousness and other annoying
symptoms. Lydia E. Pinkham's vege
table Compound restored my healthand
strength, and proved worth mountains
of gold to me. For the sake of other
suffering women I am willing you
should publish my letter." Mrs.
Charles Barclay, R.F.D., Granite
Women who are passing through this
critical period or who are suffering
from any of those distressing ills pe
culiar to their sex should not lose sight
of the fact that for thirty years Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
which is made from roots and herbs,
has been the standard remedy for
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Where They Are Scratched.
Bacon It is said that during every
minute in the world's 21 hours 3,009,
000 matches are struck. That's 50,000
Egbert Is it any wonder there is
so much money spent for trousers?
Jonah in Bad.
Whale What are you going to tell
your wife when you get home?
Jonah I don't know; I don't sup
pose she would believe me if I should
tell her that I had been to a lish din
ner. The Bohemian.
"Is j-our daughter learning to pla:
the piano by note?"
"Certainly not," answered llr. Cum
rox, severely. "We always pay cash."
A well-known physician, who
undoubtedly knows, declares that
bad breath has broken off more
matches than bad temper.
There are ardent
lovers who must
1 mouths to be kissed.
Good teeth cannot
prevent bad breath
when the stomach is
The. best cure for
bad breath is a
cleansing out of the
body by use of
(called also Lane's Tea)
the tonic laxative.
This is a herb medicine, sold In
25c, and 50c. packages by drug
gists. It saves doctor bills.
It cares headache, backache, in
digestion, constipation and skin
diseases. Zac. at druggists.
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.r.o, LEWIS SUPPLY CO., OMAHA
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Tho Best in the West
by ma.ll at cut orices. Send tor free catalogue.
MYERS-DILLON DRUG CO.. OMAHA. NEBaV
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