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ij m i' t THIS season of the year hardly a
WMtoJ train -leaves, any of the railroad sta-
wBSi ns f reaLt city DutSwhat lt bears
IEKH half a dozen enthusiastic sportsmen
nwfi in search of the thrills to be found
M only in the woods of the far-north and
' northwest. Thousands of dollars are
spent for the purpose of securing a chance to
shoot an antleerd buck as he roams over his na
tive heath. Preparations for these trips are made
long in advance. As an old friend said one time
about fox hunting. MHalf.the.funtin the sport is
getting ready, hacking, to the meet and the long
ride home with plenty of 'good tobacco." So are
the days spent on the trail, getting into the big
game country, nearly always from 90 to 200 miles
from the end of the railroad.
.didn't cross the divide be
fore the snow came, we
never would. Therefore
we planned to start the
following morning, but"
when morning came we
found our tent entirely
covered with drifted snow,
the wind blowing a gale
and the air fall of blind
ing, cutting snow.
it was- a ''hard task to
catch IX horses and po-?-nies
and pack- them in
the snow andt rain, so it
'-was noon before we were
on the go, while the cold
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WHAT'S IN A NAME, ANYWAY?
Pompous Young Lawyer Is Set Down
by Unpolished Squire.
To a certain southern town, on le
gal bysiness, came a most pompous
young lawyer, who, notwithstanding
his name was McNaught, had an ex
cellent opinion of himself. He found
it necessary to talk with Squire Gard
ner, an unpolished justice, who had
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After making camp in the open along the Yellowstone
river on one of these nights, supper being over, and
Thompson, our guide, starting one of his Indian tales with
Gen. Miles and himself as the heroes, two cow punchers
rode up with a pack horse and asked if we objected to
them making camp with us, saying several others were
coming later with some cattle. Several others did come
and with them 6,000 head of cattle, so we slept with the
herd surrounding us on all sides; some grazing, while
others would stand over one and look at the fire, while tha
cowboys were continually riding around the herd to keep
tab on the stragglers.
By breakfast time all were gone and our party was
also in the saddle by six o'clock, making for the game
After three more days of traveling we made camp near
the foot of saddle mountain, on Bannock lake and about
15 miles from the national park line, a line at v
times quite hard to discover, as it may run from
the top of one mountain to a bronze plate in a
'rock same six or eight miles away.
After resting a day in camp we started for
the hunting ground with Thompson and had
gome only a couple of miles when we came to
some fresh elk tracks, which we followed cau
tiously for some time, until we could see far
below us in a park (a small clearing with long
grass, on which elk are fond of feeding), a small
band of elk, three bulls and six cows. Getting
within range noiselessly was no easy matter, ow
ing to the dry condition of the forests, but after
an exciting crawl on hands and knees, we found
ourselves within about a hundred yards and un
seen by the elk. I picked my bull and took a
shot for the near shoulder, while my guide shot
the next largest; both bulls dropped, but mine
was up an off again immediately, following in the
rear of the herd as best he could with a broken
shoulder and a bullet in his lungs. He was going
slowly and easy to follow and another shot some
SM yards further on, in very dense timber, ended
his roving career. The remainder of that day
was spent in skinning and cutting up the meat
and hanging it high above the ground, out of
.reach of prowling animals at night. For dinner
- JUii evening we had elk's liver and steak and
mUt celebration over our early success. Fack
v. 'lag the -meat, hides and heads back to camp con
sumed the next day and kept the three of us
As my companions from the east shot a fine
kail several days later on, we took a rest from
hunting and devoted some time to fishing. Trout
'rose well, so all were satisfied and on returning
- to camp on one of these days I had a quick shot
from By pony at a coyote that was galloping
across the brow of the hilL. It always seemed to
to have been more good luck than good
rksmanship, for these'llttle things are always
hard to hit, but his skin now lies over the back
of a chair before my fireplace.
After hunting without any luck for perhaps
a week, we finally came on some rather fresh
sheep tracks and decided immediately to go after
them. It was quite the hardest climbing and
'hunting I ever did without any success, but we
followed them for three days and at times must
-have been within a couple of hundred yards of
them, although we never had a shot.
Menacing clouds had been gathering for some
days, with litle snow flurries, and Thompson said
a good deal about getting back to the ranch,
which was a two days' trip, and as he said if we
We followed them for three doy&
made the train bard to manage and keep in line;
one pony especially tried to buck the elk head off
that was packed on him. He did manage to get
it twisted around so the prongs of the antlers
stuck him in the side, and such capers as he cut
then I have never seen, besides delaying the out
fit for nearly an hour. The divide had to be
crossed by daylight, but on reaching it a dense
fog settled over the whole country, whirh, added
to the snow, made it impossible to see more than
10 feet in front of one. Thompson, as usual, led
the train, and after going on the narrow ridge
that formed the divide, stopped to call and see if
all were following, when there was a great scram
bling and crashing of branches and one of the
horses disappeared over the precipice, which was
anywhere from 600 to a 'thousand feet deep on
either side and only jibout 30 feet on top. After
counting noses we found he was an unruly fellow
that we had not been able to pack, but was fol
lowing the others all right until he started to do
a little reconnoitering on his own account. Un
doubtedly he was dead long before he reached
the bottom of the" precipice, so we felt our way
along very cautiously and anxiously -until sud
denly the cloud we were in lifted, when the go
ing was moderately fair until we made camp for
the night, all very thankful that we had not
encountered more serious disaster.
Later, several short excursions were made
from the ranchhouse, on one of which I shot
a good blacktail deer, and another time a young
bull elk, with only spikes. The blacktail was
standing in the snow with three does, sheltered
behind a clump of scrub pines, and he had evi
dently seen me first, for I was then attracted by
the does running off. I took a quick shot and the
buck made, a tremendous leap of at least 30 feet,
but it was' his last, as my first soft-nosed bullet
had mushroomed .considerably on going through
the shoulder and completely torn his lungs away.
The spike elk was -much harder to kill, or our
marksmanship was poor, owing to our having
to run across a valley and up the side of a moun
tain to head him off. At any rate it took four
of my guide's 43-70's and three- of my 30-30 bul
lets to bring him down. Every ball had hit him,
but none in a vital spot until the last.
Sage hen shooting and coursing jack rabbits
with a greyhound and a collie dog offer good
sport for the hunter in this country.
no good opinion of anything, and especially
of anyone who had a good opinion of him
self. The squire had never heard of his
visitor till he called and he was a poor
hand at remembering names, but he was an
expert in human measurements. The
youns: lawyer proceeded promptly to say
what he had to say, the squire listening, but watch
ing. Presently he thought it was time for him to
"Hold on, Mr. McCipher." he began.
"My name is McNaught," the lawyer stiffly cor
"Excuse me, excuse me," apologized the squire
and finished his remarks.
It was not long until the squire again felt called
upon to 'speak.
"Well, now, Mr. McZero," he started in.
"I said my name was McNaught," the lawyer in
Again the squire apologized, apologized pro
fusely, and the lawyer concluded his consultation.
He was not feeling very kindly toward the squire,
but he thought It wise not to manifest his feel
ings and said goodby with a fair degree of po
liteness. "Goodby, Mr. McNothing," said the squire as in
nocent as a lamb, and as the visitor walked pom
pously out of the office the squire chuckled.
PINEAPPLE AS A CURATIVE. t
It has long been known that the pineapple is
one of the healthiest of fruits, but its real medici
nal qualities probably have never been realized. In
Hawaii experiments have been made to determine
something of these properties. It has been found
that the fruit of1 the pineapple contains a digestive
principle closely1 resembling pepsin in its action,
and to this is probably due the beneficial results
of the use of the fruit' in certain forms of dyspep
sia. On the casein of milk pineapple juice acts
as a digestive in almost the same manner as ren
net, and the action is also well illustrated by plac
ing a thin piece of uncooked beef between two
slices of fresh pineapple, where in the course of a
few hours its character is completely changed.
In diphtheritic sore throat and croup pineapple
juice has come to be very largely relied upon in
countries where the fruit is common. The false
membranes which cause the closing of the throat
seem to be dissolved by the fruit acids and relief
is almost Immediate.
Concrete Buildings in China. ,
The construction of bouses and walls of con
crete in China was instituted several centuries
ago, 'and is peculiarly common and extensive in
Swatow, where it originated in the building of a
chapel by a French priest. The absence of any
brick structures or walls gives ample proof of the
stability of the concrete.
For the Hostess
Chat btertstia Topics of Msay Kiwis, by
a Recoiatzed Authority
Ai Harvest -Heme Party.
In Sweden tbeymako a ceremony of
bringing In the last sheaf of wheat
signifying that the "summer is over
and the harvest ended," With this in
mind, a hostess who is noted for her
originality Issued invitations for a
"Harvest Home" party at her place in
the country. It is now quite the thing
not to return to town until the first of
November, so the beautiful foliage
and the glories of autumn are enjoyed
to the fulL At this party, which was'
given last year, too late to get In the
department owing to the fact that it
must be made up several weeks in ad
vance, the house and spacious ver
andas were literally covered with gor
geous oak and maple leaves, as was
the'" lower floor .of the great barn
where dancing took place at eight
o'clock. The hours were from five to
ten. which just permitted the making
of trains to and from the city.
A novel feature was the playing of
the band composed of the workmen on
the place. They were mostly Ger
mans, and as each department had
its own foreman with helpers the or
ganization was quite complete as well
as unique. They played for the dan
cing, and to a most stirring march
they led the gay party to the last
sheaf of wheat in the field. It was
laid in the pony cart belonging to the
ten-year-old daughter of the house,
who drove the prettily decorated
pony into the barn, where the sheaf
was placed in the middle of the clean
ly swept floor and the hostess paid a
tribute to Ceres, a health being drunk
in mulled cider made on the place and
served by the hostess. After a supper
of fried chicken, boiled ham, hot muf
fins, rice and' tomatoes cooked to
gether with shrimp, which the colored
cook said was "Jumbalaya," tea, cof
fee, Macedoine of vegetable, salad
and pumpkin pie, the dancing began.
After a few informal dances there
was what the hostess called a "Farm
ers'" cotillon, because all the figures
pertained to work on the farm, and
the favors consisted of big straw hats,
sunbonnets, whips, milking stools, tin
-pails, spades, rakes, hoes, etc. It was
all very original and pretty. Cider
frappe was on hand for the dancers.
A Geographical Party.
This was given by a gay party of
young people and all pronounced it a
success. The Invitations had the
usual day, date and hour, with the
jingle .gives, which explained a wee
bit the. character of the'affair, or. as a
yoath aptly expressed it, "what you
were up against."
All guests who want to win a prise
8hou!d on the atlas glue their eyes.
Brush up their knowledge, cram their
With abbreviated states:
With maps of many a foreign clime.
And rivers they must put In rhyme.
The first stunt was to read the fol
lowing "stately story" and fill in the
blanks with the- abbreviations of the
name of a state. The story here has
the blanks correctly filled for the ben
efit of the hostess.
A handsome (Md.) fell in love with a
(Miss.) whom he attended when she was
(I1L). and who was sweeter than any
flower of the (Del.). He asked her hand
In marriage, but her (Pa.) wished her
to wed his war timo friend, -the (Col.),
who was rich, but who looked as If he had
come out of the (Ark.). So he put .the
doctor off by saying he would (Conn.)
tho matter (Ore.). But the lover pressed
him. and said: "(Wy.) will (U.) not givo
(Me.) an answer?" The father, being a
Yankee, answered his question by ask
ing another. "(Kan.) you support a
wife?" and added bluntly that he feared
his daughter would have to (Wash.) for
her living, should she marry so poor a
man. The young man replied: "Although
I am poor. (Io.) Xo man. and I (Wis.) I
could support my wife. (R. I.) would not
marry." When he met his sweetheart
next morning at early (Mass.) and told
her of the Interview, she said: "(La.) I
could love you no (Mo.) had you all the
wealth of (Ind.)." So they were married
at (Tenn.) o'clock and the husband got
(Ariz.) in his profession, and there is (O.)
to keep them from being happy.
After this came a mapdrawing con
test. The guests were handed large
sheets of paper with pencils and told
to draw any country they chose, with
a few principal rivers, mountains and
cities; to write their names and the
name of the country on the back and
pin the paper on the wall. Then all
had to guess what was what. The
one who guessed the most correctly re
ceived a prize. Slips of paper were
then passed containing the names of
two rivers, which were to be woven
into a rhyme. The results were read
aloud and were very amusing. Float
ing island and small sponge cakes
were served. The prizes were inter
esting foreign prints framed in plain
Autumn Street Suits
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fur. The collar and the cuffs are of corded silk In black. The suit on the
right Is of dull green broadcloth, with trimmings of silk and silk cov
NARROW HIGHWAYS OF CHINA
Many of the Roads in Empire Have
No Wider Gauge Than a Wheel
The most ancient and honorable
means of travel is by the highway,
and writers on China extol the splen
did roads built by earlier dynasties.
. So Jar as J can learn, however, there
is net. outside the neighborhood of the
-large,clties, a single main road which
ceuld pass the inspection of so easi
ly convinced an expert as say a county
commissioner in Pennsylvania, in the
SOO-miles stretch from Pekin to Han
kow; the railway does not cross a sin
gle wagon road equal to the trails of
southern Texas. Chinese farmers have
a way of enlarging their fields by dig
ging into the sides of any roads that
may.be made; and most of the high
ways that you bee are gullied tracks,
sometimes winding across tilled fields
in a new course each year. There are
many small stone bridges and a few
of considerable span.
Wheeled traffic in many parts of
China knows no wider gage than a
wheelbarrow track. North and Cen
tral China have the two-wheeled cart
of a strength and solidity which can
stand the jolting, and transfer it to
the passenger; and a few four-wheeled
carts navigate in dry weather. 'Un
like Japan, .China, abounds ta beasts
of burden. The commonest carriage
in the south is the pack, animal. The
camel in north China is still locomo
tive, baggage wagon and trolley car:
out of Pekin every morning move
many hundreds of these big, fat, two
humped beasts, looking down with the
contempt of their country on the for
eign devil. The traveler who pene
trates into that China which has nol
yet known Europe, must use these
primitive roads and means of trans
portation; the more casual visitoj
chooses quicker methods. From z
Hankow (China) Letter to the Bostor
Long sashes are being worn with
Paris is offering all sorts of hats ex
sept small ones.
White cony will be a leader In fur
;oats for young girls.
Gold braid will figure prominently
as a coiffure ornament.
Corsets are longer over the hips but
cut lower at the top.
Newest belt buckles and pins com
bine mother of pearl and jet
Puff3 are still worn, but are small
and soft and Irregular in shape.
The scarab is a leader among dec
orations for pins and dainty buckles.
For fall wear many double veils of
;ontrasting colors are being offered.
Red is a brilliant exception to the
ule that makes for dull hued colors.
Sleeves in little girl3' dresses are
fuller, long, and have often one or two
Dog collars In velvet are being em
broidered in tiny buds and flowers in
Wide .velvet ribbon will decorate
many of the best hats.
Cords are to be one of the chief
novelties of the new gowns.
Colored embroidery will be much
used in the newest neckwear.
The waist for afternoon wear can
be made with Dutch round neck or
with the high collar.
The new coat collars are odd and
attractive and cut on decidedly novel
The most popular tunic is one that
Is draped rather low.
Linens and ginghams are the most
comfortable wear for little girls In
Many Kinds of Cuffs.
The choice of a cuff is as broad as
the choice of a collar. The cheaper
variety of shirt waists have the
straight stiffened cuff, cut like the one
on a man's shirt, and held together
with link buttons.
It is far prettier, however, to avoid
this sign of a cheap waist and put on
narrow turnover cuffs, or wrinkle the
sleeves over the wrist and finish with
a tiny edge of lace; then fasten with
good health, with its Mswiep, most ua
dentand, quite dearly thai it involves the
question of right living with all the 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 use 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 tho
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,
AS UNDERSTOOD IN BOSTON
The Traditional Episode of "Little
Miss Muffet" Brought Into
A diminutive specimen of juvenile
femininity yclept Miss Muffet had
placed herself in a sifting posture
upon an article of household furniture
ordinarily termed an ottoman or has
sock Ministering to the gratification of
her gustatory organs by Ingurgitating
the coagulated portion of bovine lac
teal fluid mingled with the watery
serum of the same which remains
after the coagulated portion has been
segregated and withdrawn.
Happening to glance downward she
observed that a specimen of the genus
Aranca, class Arachnida, remarkable
for Us ability to produce filaments of
extraordinary tenuity from its own in
terior, had taken a position upon the
ottoman or hassock in immediate prox
imity. Which totally unexpected incident
aroused her apprehension to such an
cstent that she immediately, not ta
say precipitately, arose from her sit
ting posture and departed from the lo
cality, leaving the Intruder In undis
puted possession of the apartment.
How Relief from Distressing Kidney
Trouble Was Found.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wolf, 388 W. Morgan
St, Tipton, Mo., says: "Inflammation
of the bladder
reached its climax
last spring and I suf
fered terribly. My
back ached and
pained so I could
hardly get around
and the secretions
were scanty, fre-
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and painful. . I was
tired all the time and very nervous. I
beg using Doan's Kidney Pills, and
aftci- taking a few boxes was cured
nd have been well ever since:"
Remember the name Doan's. Sold
by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster
Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
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Another Operation Avoided.
Adrian, Ga. "I suffered untold
misery from female troubles, and my
doctor said an operation was my only
chance, and I dreaded it almost as
much as death. Lydia E. Bnkliam s
Vegetable Compound completely cured
me without an operation." Len'A V.
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Thirty years of tmparalleled suc
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to
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pound is a remarkable remedy for those
distressing feminine ilia frociwhicli
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