The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, March 17, 1909, Image 7
- 2r3? S""1 ' "- 1sHSPt-V wmmm itfPZftSWfeSfc -i5i - laiir1l ' ivj ,, ..j.uw!! "i-V v - r"p c , ! uvstcmbtbf.tt , hji , , ij.t' ' sv'".v 'ii-. 'im tm. i M.jm jTYmm.wwi j.z ' . -. - " ''."-.- -jljwwvi mm. jzb-- t jwaTTA.LhJ u.-srrxA wv -.wV s.r -v-- t . r.-r. -- -,-"-?. ---?'.- -- -' rfa. WHAT WIFE SAYS -GOES.- But sit Sometimes It Painting. Sad for the When a property-owner knows noth ing about paint it is bad for .the property-owner, and bad for the paint srl It would not be so if the property owner would always hire a skilled painter, and then really leave every thing: to him. But the house-owner so often fools himself on one or the other of these things. The skilled painter In every commu nity has some lof the most incompetent competitors that ever vexed a consci entious workman or contractor, and the incompetents get jobs generally by working cheap. In the next place, when the skilled painter is hired, they do not leave everything to him, as so many property-owners boast they do. They interfere most ignorantly and most fatally. . They insist sometimes' on using paint materials without in vestigating whether they, are good or not. Or perhaps they insist on the painter's hurrying the work. "I'm not going to have that painter's mess around my house a month," the wife says, and what wife says goes at the cost of a lot of wasted painting money. If the painter slays away a few lays to allow the paint to thoroughly Iry the owner says: "That painter's aeglecting this work guess he's side tracking me for Jones' work. I won't stand it" What chance does a painterhave to do ;ood work for a man who is continually aagging at him and otherwise handi capping him (without meaning it, of course) ? A poor job is the inevitable result of such Interference. Poor painting costs the houseowncr money don't forget that It might 2ay you to get the practical paint book, painting specifications and in strument for detecting paint adul terants, which National Lead Co. are offering under the title of House Owner's Painting Outfit No. 49. Ad Jress National Lead Co., 1902 Trinity Hldg., New York City. This company do not make painty (they leave that to the painter to do) but they make pure white lead ("Dutch Boy Painter" trademark kind), and they can tell you how to save money by securing durable paintiug. FATHER HAD A GRIEVANCE. Some Excuse fcr His Violent Assault on Managing Editor. Lina Cavalieri. the beautiful Roman prima donna, said recently of her "beauty parlor" in New York: "Beauty is woman's most important attribute. She who increases beaut is woman's greatest benefactor. Hus bands, brothers, even fathers In their inmost hearts beauty is the thing they ilesire most to see in their feminine relations." She laughed. "Only the other day," she said, "a gray, fat old gentleman entered a newspaper office and said: ""Are you the managing editor?' " 'Yep.' was the reply. "l suppese that on you. then.' said the visitor. Tests the responsibility for this morning's reference to my daugh ter Patty as Fatty. Take that!,'" INSTRUCTED. Doctor What are you doing in that ub? You'll catch your death. Patien. But, doctor, didn't you iell :no to take the pills In water? Success at Last. "Jack London finds Australia a good leal like our own Wild West," said a San Franciscan. "I met him in Mel Dourne. He had already picked up a bushel of local stories and sketches. "He tcld me a story of an actor who !:ad just returned from a long tour inland. This actor said of his tour: " 'The first night, sir. in Uluwalla, I vas hissed, sir. hissed; the second night I was egged, sir, egged; but the third night, sir ' "Here'the tragedian slapped his ex panded chest the third night, sir, I played be hind a net.' " V.'iiai t-is Lacked. It 13 related of a South American seaer?!. "ha was extremely well pleased wi:!i himself, tliat once, when about to saliy forth to a grand dance, he surveyed himself contentedly in the mirror, and then soliloquized thus: "Ah: Thcu hast all bravery, wealth, rosltion, good looks. Ah, what dost thou lack?" Whereupon his orderly, who. un known to the general, was close at hand, remarked: "Sense, general, sense!" DIDN'T REALIZE How Injurious Coffee Really Was. Many persons go on drinking coffee vear after year without realizing that :t is the cause of many obscure but persistent ailments. The drug caffeine in coffee and tea, is very like uric acid and is often Ihe cause of rheumatic attacks which, when coffee is used habitually, become ehrcnic. A Washington lady said, recently: "I am sixty-five and have had a good deal of experience with coffee. I con sider it very injurious and the cause of many diseases. 1 am sure ir causes decay of teeth in children. "When I drank coffee I had sick spells and still did not realize that coffee could be so harmful, till about a year ago I had rheumatism in my arms and Sngers, got so nervous I could not sleep, and was all run down. "At last, after finding that medicines did me no good, I decided to quit cof fee entirely and try Postum. After using it six months I fully recovered my health bes-ond all expectations, can sleep sound and my rheumatism is all gone." "There's a Reason." Name given by Postnm Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the famous little book, "The Road to Wellville," In pkgs. Ever read the abere letter? A aew appears frm tlaae to ttac Tfcer Kvmauwf Mxwe, aaa lULtl aaataa 1 NEBRASKA NEWS ANO NOTES. Items of Interest, Taken From vv Here and There Over the State. . A case of smallpox was last week reported near Wood River. Hans Jensen, aged 15, was shot and instantly killed by his hunting mate, Walter Brandenburg, near Plainview, while shooting ducks. Miss Marie Douglas and Ben Wind ham will represent Plattsmouth in the East Central Nebraska oratorial con test to be held at South Omaha On the evening of March 31. The new- State Bank of Cook at Cook, Johnson county, is now ready for business, having just opened in its new building with a complete new equipment Preparations are being made by the Mannercbor der Cemethllchkelt of Hastings for the annual sangerfest of the Nebraska sangerbund, which will be 'held there next September. In the district court at Kearney Carl S. Carson was sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary for stealing hogs. Joe Fielding was also sentenced for a like period for the same crime. . Roy Benfer, aged 19 years, is con fined in the county jail at Plattsmouth awaiting the arrival of an officer to take him back to Deadwood, S. D., where he is wanted for a statutory offense. Miss Margaret Peery has been elected to fill the vacancy in the Bloomington High school, caused by the resignation of Miss Lorrance, who was forced by failing eyesight to give up her work. At Tekamah the jury that went out to deliberate on a verdict in the case of Nicholas Farrens, who was charged with the death of Lester Ball at De catur last December could not agree and were discharged. While limiting ducks from a boat la the river near Peru, Joseph Sharp was drowned and John Sheet of Peru and Rich A?imer of Auburn had nar row escapes from the same fate. The boat overturned. Several of the hunters from Teka mah went to Lyons to kill a few ducks on the Logan, but returned without firing a shot After that three of the boys went out east of Tekaham a few hours and bagged 102. Gus Childs, "Doc" Tribbets, Jerome Tribbets and George Gamble, four of the men arrested at Beatrice pleaded guilty to the charge of gambling and were lined $20 and $25 respectively and costs. The Seick & Co. general merchan dising store at Huntley was entered by burglars. Three boys, all about the age of 10 years, did the work and will be given terms in the state re form school. Sheriff Fischer of Otoe county re turned from Council Bluffs with Geo Clark and Frank Dickson, charged with robbing the store of L. F. Teide of Berlin. Part of the stolen goods was found on the men and they pleaded guilty. The Cass county mortgage record for February shows that there were eight farm mortgages filed, amount ing to $53,000; released, nine, amount, $29,555; city mortgages filed, seven, amount, $3,672; released, four, amount, $2,368. The Board of Home Trustees of the Odd Fellows decided to accept the proposition of York for the location of the Odd Fellow's home at that city. They purchased a tract of 160 acres of land overlooking the city and the valley of the Blue river for the sum of $30,000, of which $10,000 was donated by the business men of that town. There is an eleven-room house on the land with fine outbuildings and shade trees. Salesmen representing mail order express liquor houses soliciting per sonal orders from consignees in York are given a warm reception. Owing to the many arrests a number never stop in York, but pass on through. City Engineer Watson has been in structed by the supervising architect of the Treasury department to estab lish the grades of the site for the gov ernment building in Fafrbury, so that plans for the same can be made and the contract for building awarded as soon as possible. Jesse Blount of Stromsburg, died from tuberculosis of the stomach after an illness of about two months. Mr. Blount was 22 years old and leaves a widow, having been married only about a year. He was in the em ploye of the Council Bluffs Remedy company, and it is supposed that he contracted the disease from dissect ing dead cholera stricken hogs, which he frequently carved up for the pur pose of demonstrating the benefits cf the remedy which he sold. A week recently closed was a record breaker at the county clerk's office in Fairbury in point of number of instruments filed for record. The filings for the week amounted to 1S5. Of these 118 were warranty deeds and mortgages. ' The balance were quit claim deeds, releases, cemeterV deeds, etc. There was a total of sixty-three deds recorded, representing a valua tion of deeds filed of fAS.VlO, and the farm mortgages $181,525, making a total representation of cash transai tions for the week of $729,795. Tolls to get the American battle ships through the Suez canal are stated to have been $1S0,000. That looks high; but when the Japanese fleet starts to capture all our Atlantic coast cities we will not let it through the Panama canal for a cent less. Those San Francisco park officials who saw thousands of little snakes fall from the clouds and neglected to gather a few to prove their story will never be at home when opportunity comec knocking at their doors. ' MOTHER BIRD - Fledgling Got No Second Helping Un til Its Turn Came. "I was much amused one afternoon," says an observant naturalist "by a lit tle family scene on the twig of an elm tree, where a fly catcher had her tiny brood of five, just out of the nest all perched in a row. she was feeding them, and the little dots took their rations with great content as often W?tom JfrMLnffir Moldy corn is dangerous feed for the horses. Provide roomy places for the "cows. They do better than when kept in the rigid stanchions. ' Don't get Impatient Much good land has been spoiled-by trying to work it when It is wet. Early hatches do better than those brought off after the heat of the sum mer has begun. Get the lambs to eating grain as soon as possible. They should have the grain diet ten weeks before wean ing. High-priced feeds will return a profit if put into a good cow, not a poor one. No kind of feeding pays in the case of the poor cow. Raise colts, but don't try to do it with the poor, run-down, over-worked mares. Strong colts cannot be got ten In this way. Be sure that you get a standard grade of cement and that it is mixed in proper " proportions with the other materials if you want to get good results. One farmer who started with a ce ment trough for his pigs has extended the use "of cement to the building of a silo, barn, and the next thing will be a cement house. Give the boy some animal he can call his very own. Let him raise a lamb or a calf,, and then have the money when it is grown and ready for market In this way he will take an interest in things. jm The blanket is needed to protect the horse against the sharp, chill winds of spring as much as during the cold of winter. Remember this .when the horse has been warmed up by a long drive or a hard bit of work. If you have overhauled the machin ery during the slack days of winter you are in good condition and frame of mind to enter upon the spring ac tivities. If you have not looked over the machinery and put it In good con dition, do it at once. Experiments have demonstrated that between the ages of six and thirteen weeks of a chicken's life it requires from four to four and thn;3-quarters pounds of feed to produce a pound of gain. Between the ages of 13 and 26 weeks it required from four and three quarters to five and three-quarters pounds of feed to produce a pound of gain. According to a test made by an ex periment station it was found that the eggs of the different breeds in order of their weight were as follows: Black Minorca, Light Brahma, Barred Rock, White Leghorn. White Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, White Crested Black Polish, Buff Cochin. A great deal may depend upon the strain, as it is known that some hens of any breed normally lay larger eggs than others of the same breed.- The Peggy mentioned in the follow ing item from Judge, up and died be fore we had a chance to use it. but the point which is made is none the less true: At the leading poultry shows throughout the country, a hen called "Peggy" is being exhibited. This hen is supposed to be worth $10, 000. We have no good reason to doubt this statement. At the present price of eggs, even an old barnyard fowl that is doing anything at all for her country is a pretty valuable piece of property. It is no longer a goose, but a hen that is laying golden eggs. If you wish to test the soil to see if it needs lime, take small samples from several points in the field and mix to; gelher thoroughly. Then take a cup ful of the mixture and moisten it just enough so it will pack firmly in the cup. Thrust a knife down into this soil and work it back and forth so as to leave an opening. Be ready with strips of blue litmus paper. This is a form of blotting paper colored blue with a dye made from certain mosses of lich ens. It has the property of changing its color from blue to red. and from red to blue when put into acid or alka line substances. After the hole is made I put a piece of this blue paper down into it and push the soil up around It Let. it stay there half an hour or more, then take the paper out and dry it If there is much acid in the soil the blue color will change to a pink or red the more acid the dark 2r the color. If it does turn a pink or iarker you may conclude that the soil needs lime. But make more than one teat to make certain. NOT DECEIVED as the mother caught an insect and flew back with the morsel to each open beak in turn. ' "The regularity with which she kept count feeding one after another, in exact prder, from top to bottom of the row, was very Interesting. "Presently one. small chap grew im patient and while the mother was away fluttered over and crowded him self into the place next to Us bird f aBBlSBi!fg:f:: h BarVaP(t BBTBBVsBBBBBBBBBBLBBBBBBaaStt4KTV I yPslaVBeaaaaaaaa J I "" F3r'6aafWi?P I QBAaaC&aaa bbbbV I ", k U Oil meal Is good for the cows, will prove a pay ration. Think, out your .-work and the doing of it will prove much easier. From the first of April to the last I of May is the best time to do your Hatching. Alfalfa is as good for the hogs as for the ,cows. Try for a stand of al falfa this year. A mighty three to test out your herd. Start invthis spring. Scales, a tally sheet and a Babcock tester are what you need. Garget or congested udder can be generally relieved by hot applications and vigorous rubbing and kneading of the affected part Good grooming, good bedding and good feed will make the good cow more profitable. Don'; fool your time away on the poor cow.. , Concrete 'construction on the farm is receiving more and more attention. Strength and permanence in anything built on the" farm is- a move for econ omy. As compared with the old pan meth od of raising creanv, the separator is as far ahead of the old method as the thresher is ahead of the old flail method of threshing grain. Look carefully after the cows that are to calve this spring. Don't let the bright warm days that we get occa sionally delude you into thinking that there is no longer need of shelter and care. Yes, it is some trouble and expense raising dairy cows, but see what ypu have after you have raised them, if you have saved those from your best cows mated to a pure-bred bull. That is the way to build up a dairy herd. If trouble with lumpy or stringy milk try this treatment: First give a thorough purge, say a pound of Glauber's salts. Wnen it has ceased to act, give half an ounce of niter and 30 drops of aconite twice a day for two days, or longer If not cured. The German proverb that the ma nure pile iSj the farmer's bank de pends for its truth a good deal upon the way the banking is done. Such banks don't pay interest if every rain is allowed to wash away the best part of the manure. The surest way to eet full value for all the manure made on the farm is to get it out on the land as soon as possible. Pin worms in the membrane lining the rectum of the horse are exceed ingly annoying and cause irritation which seriously interferes with a horse's working capacity. To remedy give rectal injection two or three times a week of three quarts of soapy warm water to which has been added a cupful of decoction of tobacco made by pouring boiling water on tobacco stems and allowing to soak for a few hours. An appropriation for the construc tion and equipment of a modern ab batoir at Ames, la., is to be asked of the legislature by the agricultural col lege. The proposal is that a thoroughly modern slaughtering plant should be erected at the college in oi-der that students may be taught the actual results which follow stated systems of breeding and feeding com mercial cattle, sheep aud swine. It is easy enough to show how meat making animals mar be fed profitably, but unless the student can observe for himself the actual results achieved but half of the work has been done. Prof. C. B. Lane declares his belief that the milking-machine is one of the advance steps in dairying. I have watched its workings very closely and the results obtained indicate that it is entirely practical. That it Is a labor-saving device there is no question. For example: Two men with the ma chine will milk a herd of 60 cows in less time than It requires four men by hand. This makes it possible for the other two men to go into the fields with the teams early in the morning and work until evening, as it is not necessary for the drivers to take part in the milking. This is no small item, as on many farms It would amount to $10 a week in cash and for 30 weeks a net saving of $300. Unclean methods are as inexcusable in the barn as in the house. The han dling of the milk and .the milking in the barn has more to do with its qual ity than its after handling after it is brought to the dairy room. It is Teally astonishing to see how careless and unclean a man, who in other things is most particular, will be when it comes to milking. If the good woman has been in a hurry when washing the dishes and left a spot on a plate or a fleck of dried egg on the back of a fork, the man of the house is likely to wipe it off ostentatiously on a napkin or the table cloth. But if that same man does the milking that evening it will not be at all surprising if the one who strains the milk finds some straws, hairs, and manure sediment in the strainer or the bottomv of the milk pail. There are some men who are careful in milking; they brush off the udder carefully before beginning and they keep the cows clean. But' we all know there are a lot of others who are so careless that the milk they bring in is really filthy. Straining the milk removes the visible dirt, but it does not remove the contamination or make the milk any cleaner. Surely the good housewives bear much from us. last fed, exactly as if he had planned to get' the next fly. He sat there, looking .very sober and innocent, when the mother returned, but she saw the trick at once and gave the insect to the right bird, and I fancied she whisked the interloper with her wing as she passed, byay of cuffing bis ears. Probably he was the rogue of the family and she knew him too well." 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'5: -:''-.ii.Jv:' ;Aaaaaaaaw -- -JaaaaaaaV: sQaat y-rJBrCc ajSyjjWBBBBr - ,jmmmWMSBmm v kj&&&ser X I ftfo4SLV. r -"T1 Bl 'VwAsfr B BBBBBBVaBBBaaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB 3cr&ror THrofiorAMutoAD. The Oroya railroad has been called "a railroad among the clouds." In order to construct It, the chief engi neer. Mr. Ernest Mallinoski, and his assistants resorted to the most ex traordinary devices, and methods. The height ascended by this railway is within 136 feet of that of the summit of Mont Blanc, Switzerland. The road bends upon itself with sharp angles as it ascends the mountain sides, like a staircase with many turns. It pierces the obstructing peaks with 32 tunnels, which often come together so closely that they seem continuous to the trav eler. Great gorges had to be trav ersed and torrent streams spanned by bridges that seem to hang in mid-air. The mountain sides were in several Instances so precipitous that the work men could only reach the point at which a tunnel started by being let down with ropes from the edge of the cliff and held there till they had cut for themselves a foothold in the rock. The diamond drill was used in many of the borings. Engineers were often compelled to triangulate from the opposite side to mark out the course of the road, while in one case they and their men were conveyed across a chasm over the Rimac on wire ropes suspended sev eral hundred feet in the air between the two opposite cliffs. The upper por tion of this narrow and tortuous river rages downvthrough the bottom of gorges and chasms walled In with mountainous, overhanging bluffs, some times over 2,000 feet high. A considerable portion of the rail way follows the Rimac in its windings, or crosses and recrosses it at the sharpest angles. The grade from Lima (44S feet above sea level) to San Bar- tolome, 39 miles inland, is constantly up, and at the latter station the eleva tion is 4,910 feet above the Pacific ocean an astonishing ascent for that distance. Here occurs the first of many retrograde developments, ren dered necessary by the increasing rise up the gorges, ravines and slopes of the Andes, where tne line takes the form of a V, and, receding upon ari ascending grade, reaches the elevated plateau on which the village of San Bartolome stands. Thence, crossing and recrossing the Seco, a tributary of the Rimac, it makes two complete detours and ascends on the opposite side past a point overlooking San Bar tolome Station. The road clings to the rugged sides of the ever-towering ridges, passes through two tunnels and crosses a deep mountain gorge on the famous Verrugas viaduct. This was regarded in the Meiggs epoch as the highest bridge in the world. A notable feature In the section of the railway from Verrugas on to Surco is a tunnel through a precipi tous side of the mountain, about 575 feet above the bed of the river. In some of this there is a curve of 395 feet radius. The Oroya railroad now continues onward and upward through a wilderness of mountain heights in "w,,'",w,,,,w,,'"""""- DID WELL AS Billy Bulger Came Through with His Half of the Account. "Got any work this mornin, MIstah Boyd?" asked old Billy Bulger, safe hi the knowledge that no work would be entrusted to him. "No," was the response; and tiien, before Billy could ask for the custom ary contribution: "But wait a min ute. Lawyer Phillips has owed me $20 for 20 years. Collect it and I'll give you half." And the merchant, knowing how bad was the debt, winked at a waiting customer. The old man found .the lawyer in the middle of a group of prospective clients and influential citizens. Thrusting through the group, he called, in stentorian tones: "Mistah Phillips, suh!" , "Well?" queried the lawyer, much annoyed. "MIstah Boyd done tell me that you've owed him $20 for about a hun dred years; and he wants to know kin you pay him, sub," BX I a.BLM araTTaT I TTTtm 1 USat fmmW tho fYirriilipra with IIia fnmilinr TMmn river still near for a very considerable portion of the journey, while snowy peaks that are 16,000 feet high over look its tempestuous and roaring .course. Continuing amid Andean scen ery, already above the lowest limit of perpetual snow, the road gains from Tambo de Viso to the station of Infier nillo, a distance of 10 miles, an as cent of 1,153 feet The name "Infier nillo" (Little Hell) has been bestowed on this region because the Rimac thunders and foams down a narrow gorge, the cliffs of which reach hun dreds of feet toward the sky and shut out the light of day. The line, after leaving a tunnel, crosses the river on a bridge of 160 feet span and at a height of 165 above the water, and then enters another tunnel. From any point of the valley no less than five almost parallel lines are visible three on one side and two on Railroad Construction on a Portion of the Oroya Line. the other of opposite mountains while the greatest distance between any two of them is scarcely 500 feet. A few miles above Casapalca, and nearly opposite Anterangra, the nar row valley of the Chin Chan opens suddenly from the north, and divides two towering ridges crested with per petual snow. Here the route crosses the Rimac and advances up the Chin Chan for -2 miles, where, making a sharp detour, it returns above the first line and reappears on the right bank of the Rimac. 1,000 feet above the bed of the valley. From this natural for tress to the dividing crest of the Andes the line of the road is often lost to sight amid desolate masses of snow and ice. One can perceive that ex tremely heavy work had to be done and great obstacles overcome, but the line advances on higher and higher, winding the sources of the Rimac, which it has followed from the Pacific ocean, until at last it reaches the deso late summit of the Andes and enters the Galera, or "tune! de la Cima," as the Peruvians style it. This tunnel is 1,173-meters, or C.S4S feet long, and enters the mountain about 680 feet be neath the apex of an undulation lying between Mount Meiggs (17,500 feet above sea level), and two gigantic peaks on the left. It is 104 miles from Callao and 15,645 feet above sea level, or only 136 feet less than the altitude of Mont Blanc. The rest of the route to the village of Oroya, 22 miles beyond, is on a gradually de scending grade, the construction oi which was relatively easy comnared to the I r?!loaa labors already accom- plisned. . -i-i-i-innnrinnjLiLiiji-iui- - j i j COLLECTOR The lawyer hurried to Billy's side. "You idiot," he said sotto voce, "do you want to ruin my business? Here!" and he thrust a $10 bill into the old man's hand. Back to the merchant toddled the old man. "Well, Billy," said th'e merchant, "did you get it?" The old man' grinned. "I got my half, all right," he chuckled; "but you'd better look out when you go back to get your half he's right smart hot over it, suh!" Success Magazine. The annual catalogue of the Univer sity of Pennsylvania for 1908-'09 shows that the teaching force consists of 454 members, an increase of 19 over last year. The students number 4,570, or an increase of 291. The college regis tration has increased from 2,668 to 2,989, every one of the departments of the college showing large and sub stantial gains; so also do the graduate bbbbbbI aaamBal i m aaa BfaBBavra afal rfflaBafl aarfft aaaafJaafffl B, aafBaK BataaTrVrVTVBBBBHI M. -BEL BP?MfJa J and professional schools. -BBUaamr0 mBtV "What's-your name, messenger?"1 "Samson, sir." "Good! Just'pop off with this box to the depot: CUTICURA CURED HIM. Ecatma Came en Legs an Ankles Could, Mot Wear Shoes Because f Of Bad Scaling and' Itching. T have been successfully cured of dry eczema. I was inspecting the re moval of noxious weeds from the edge of a river and was constantly In the dust from the weeds. At night 1 cleansed my limbs but felt a prickly sensauon. i paid no attention to It for two years but f noticed a scual on my legs like fish scales. I did not attend to it until it came to be too itchy and sore and began getting two running sores. My ankles were aD sore and scabby and I could not wear shoes. I had to use carpet and felt slippers for weeks. I got a cake of the Cuticura Soap and some Cuticura Ointment In less than ten days I could put on my boots and In less than three weeks I was free from the con founded itching. Capt George P. Bliss, Chief of Police, Morris, Manitoba, Mar. 20, 1907, and Sept. 24, 1908." Potter Drug 4 Cbcm. Corp., Sole Props Eostoa. Unfortunate Expression. That fruitful source of mirth, the mixed metaphor, is ever with us. It Illustrates on almost every appearance the truth of the saying that the sub lime and the ridiculous are but a step apart. ' In a book on the laboring man, con taining some excellent ideas, there appeared the following sentence: "What manner of woman is she' who would turn her eyes toward other things, which would become ashes om hervery lips?" The flippant answer Is, of course, "A cross-eyed woman. Youth's Compan ion. Fatal Catastrophe. Young Wife (mournfully) I am afraid, doctor, my poor husband with this wretched cold will cough up his life. Young Doctor (startled) Oh, I trust not my dear madam; at least not until he coughs up my bill. Baltimore American. Smokers have to call for Irwis' Single Binder cigar to' get it. You-.- dealer of Lewis' Factory, Peoria, BL ' Some men haven't sense enough to do the best they can. Alfalfa Irtrt f rower of Clorer. 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