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10c Candy Counter
Nothing Over 10c per Pound.
Post Cards, lc each; 10c per dozen
Made of Two Powerful Explosives
Kneaded Into Paste.
Cordite is the outcome of the slmnse
paradox that if you mix together two
powerful explosives the result is a
smokeless slow burning powder. Ni
troglycerin and gun cotton mixed to
gether with a little petroleum jelly
make cordite. It is curious to see the
two deadly explosives being kneaded
together into a paste by women with
the same unconcern as dough is knead
ed for bread. Indeed, machines simi
lar to those used in bakeries take up
the work and knead the buff colored
cordite paste for seven hours. Then it
Is forced through molds and issues in
long cords hence the name cordite
the thickness of which is varied ac
cording to the weapon in which it is
to be used.
For big guns cordite is half an inch
thick and cut into lengths of thirty
seven inches. Rather more than a.
thousand of these cordite sticks pack
ed in two bundles make up the car
tridge for a twelve inch gun. For the
rifle cordite is preed into a very thin
string, like the finest macaroni, and
sixty of these strands one inch and a
half long make the neat little bundle
which lies iuide the cartridge case.
For some European armies cordite is
made in flat thin strips like whale
bone. Kept away from fire, cordite
can be handled with impunity. Lon
Any one with half an eye could see
that he was madly in love with her,
but he had not courage enough to pat
his fate to the test. But she was a
young lady who knew her way about.
as the saying goes, and one night she
suggested a game of chess. lie, poor
fellow, eagerly swallowed the bait If
he was a novice at lovemaking he w,as
certainly no novice at chess, and he
soon had the fair maid hopelessly
"Ah!" he exclaimed as he put her In
a hopeless corner. "You're in a tight
corner now. Miss Mabel."
She looked at him with those beauti
ful eyes of hers and then said:
"I hadn't noticed any compression.
George. Have I no escape'"
"None whatever," said the guileless
George. "I shall mate you next move.
"Oh. George!" said she, with a be
coming blush. "Er hadn't you better
ask father first:"
They are married now. and George
often wonders if she is as dense at
chess as she would make him believe.
Sameness of Opinion.
"I suppose." said the young man
with the soiled collar and baggy trou
sers as he sat down beside a stranger
on one of the park benches, "you would
not take me for a member of a million
aire's family, would you?"
"No," answered the stranger after
sizing him up; "frankly speaking. I
"Neither would the millionaire."' re
joined the young man sadly. "I asked
him last night." St. I'aul Pioneer
Stuck to His Bargain.
Exasperated Purchaser I Hdn't yott
guarantee that this parrot would re
peat every word lie heard?
Bird Dealer Certainly 1 did.
"But he doesn't repeat a single
"lie repeats every word he hears,
but he never hears any. He is as deaf
hs a iost."
Lincoln With His Children.
It was a frequent custom of Lincoln,
this of carrying his children on his
shoulder. He rarely went down street
that he did not have one of his young
er boys mounted on his shoulder, while
another hung to the tail of his long
coat The antics of the boys with
their father and the species of tyranny
they exercised over him are still sub
jects of talk in Springfield. Mr. Ro
land Diller. who was a neighbor of
Mr. Lincoln, told one of the best of
the stories. He was called to the door
one day by hearing a great noise of
children crying, and there was Mr.
Lincoln striding by with the boys, both
of whom were wailing aloud. "Why.
Mr. Lincoln, what's the matter with
the boys?" he asked.
"Just what's the matter with the
whole world," Lincoln replied. "I've
got three walnuts and each wants
two." From Tarbell's "Life of Lin
"This is the site of an ancient city."
announced the Arab guide. "As you
see, not one stone remains upon an
other." "You fellows lack enterprise," com
mented the tourist. "Why don't you
take some of this building material
and construct some ruins?" Pittsburg
A HINDU WIZARD.
His Trick That Puzzled an Occidental
Master of Magic.
Sbmeof the tricks of the Hindu
wizards are past understanding, ac
cording to an occidental master of
magic who was speaking of his orien
tal rivals. This is what be says he
saw a Hindu wizard do In a club in
"He took a board and placed it on
four glass goblets, thus elevating it
from the floor. A youngster sitting on
the board was requested to place his
hands together, palms up. Then the
Juggler took a glass of water and
poured it into the outstretched hands
of the boy. In the meantime the boy
had been mesmerized, and his atten
tion was fixed on a point indicated by
the magician. Gradually the water
turned green In color and then devel
opel Into a jelly which increased in
density until it became as solid as a
atone. Out of the center of this ap
peared the head of a snake, which
gradually developed until in the place
of the water there appeared a hissing
reptile. I was amazed, I can assure
you, but the trick was not yet com
pleted. Hitting the reptile upon the
head with his wand, the juggler took
it up carefully and placed It back in
the glass. As we looked it became
transformed into a jelly, which in turn
melted into a greenish colored water.
Clearer and clearer became the fluid
until It was of its original color, and
then the juggler placed it to his lips
and drank the entire contents. This
was the most wonderful trick I ever
saw performed, and it is as mysterious
to me today as it was then."
BANKING IN ENGLAND.
Started by London Goldsmiths In the
The business of banking was not in
troduced into England until the seven
teenth centurj when it began to be
undertaken by goldsmiths in London,
who appear to have borrowed it from
Holland. It was attacked, as Innova
tions commonly are. Mr. Gilbart in
his "History and Principles of Bank
ing" quotes from n pamphlet publish
ed in 1G7G. entitled "The Mystery of
the New Fashioned Goldsmiths or
Bankers Discovered." a passage that
may be reproduced:
"Much about the same time the
time of the civil commotion the gold
smiths (or new fashioned bankers) be
gan to receive the rents of gentlemen's
estates remitted to town and to allow
them and others who put cash into
their hands some interest for It if it
remained but a single month in their
hands or even a lesser time. There
was a great allurement to put money
Into their hands, which would bear
Interest till the day they wanted it.
and they could also draw it out by
100 or 30. etc.. at a time as they
wanted It with infinitely less trouble
than if they had lent it out on either
real or personal security. The conse
quence was that it quickly brought a
great quantity of cash into their
hands, so that the chief or greatest of
them was now enabled to supply
Cromwell with money in advauce on
the revenues as his occasion required
upon great advantages to themselves."
"You had rheumatism in your right
leg for years and were cured of it in
an instant? How?"
"By being accidentally mixed up In
a train wreck. My right leg Is a cork
leg now." Chicago Tribune.
Let your Christmas gift to rela
tives and friends be a portrait of the
Mttle ones in whom they are so inter
ested. It will be appreciated.
To secure the best service and
full attention to detail, come now be
fore the rush.
Saley's Old Stand
Fooled the Poor Savages.
Robert Louis Stevenson used to re
late the following amusing story told
him by a south sea trader. He had
been In the habit of carrying all sorts
of tinned meats, which the natives
bought with avidity. Each tin was
branded with a colored picture a cow
for beef, a sheep for mutton and a
fish for sardines. It happened that the
firm which furnished the mutton
thought it a good plan to alter its
labels, that its goods might be more
easily distinguished from the others.
The mark chosen was the figure of a
frock coated Stiggius-likc individual
in a chimney pot hat. The natives at
once came to the conclusion that the
tins coutaiued potted missionary, and
there was a great run on the new line
The Poor English Landlord.
I have been a property owner for
nearly forty years and during that pe
riod have lost from depreciation J5.
000. from empty houses 10,000 and
from defaulting tenants over 3,000, or
a total loss of over 40,000. During
this forty years I have never known a
defaulting tenant honest enough to
pay a shilllug off the arrears when
once he removed from the neighbor
hood. Letter in London Telegraph.
"So your club is going to give a lec
ture tonight?" said the tall suffragette.
"What will be the topic?"
"Home industries." responded the
"And what do you consider home in
dustries?" "Why. our husbands, who remain at
borne and mind the babies and wash
the dishes while we attend the club."
CHILDREN'S SWEATER COATS
Saturday, December 3, 1910
Watch Our Window Display
A Good Way to Cook Trout.
Build jour Gre and let it burn until
you hare a good bed of hot stones and
ashes. Have your trout, cleaned and
washed, ready at hand on anything
convenient. Pluck an armful of bal
sam twigs. Rake out your fire, leav
ing a base of hot stones and ashes.
Upon this base lay balsam twigs till
you have a layer from sis to ten
inches thick. Now put your trout in a
row upon this layer and cover with
another layer of equal thickness. Over
all lay ashes and hot stones. Then
smoke your pipe for, say, twenty min
utes. When at last you gently remove
the coverings you will think at first
that the trout have not been cooked at
all. There they lie in all their moist
beauty, colored as when they first
came to your basket. Bat be careful
how you handle them or they will fall
apart, so tender are they. Steamed
through and through by the heated
essences of the balsam, they give out
a faint aromatic redolence that adds a
subtle perfection to the flavor. Ban
nister Merwin in Outing.
The Old Turnpikes.
The first great American highway,
that between New York and Philadel
phia, was long known as "the old York
road." Its construction in 1711 was
an example which led the colonists at
other points along the Atlantic sea
board to construct similar roads where
there were no water routes. They
were usually built by chartered com
panies and were called turnpikes or
toll roads. Pennsylvania. Connecticut
and New Jersey had many roads of
the kind. The first macadam road in
America was built iu 1702 between
Philadelphia and Lancaster. In 1S11
there were said to be 4,500 miles of
chartered turnpikes in New England
and New York. During the next twen
ty years the national government
spent many millions of dollars in con
structing great highways, but the pan
ic of 15SJ7 and the building of railroads
and cannls put an end to that branch
of government work. Youth's Com
panion. Cape of Good Hope.
The Cape vf Good Hope lies at a
considerable distance from the end of
Soutli Africa and is. in fact, the middle
of the three promontories, severally
inconspicuous, which jointly terminate
a slender peninsula, some twenty miles
in length, forming the barrier between
False hay and the Atlantic ocean on
the west. These three headlands, lying
near together and commonly undivided
on a map of moderate scale, are locally
designated Cap..' Point. It was here
that Bartholomew Diaz first encoun
tered in full force the prevalent south
easterly gales and denounced the rug
ged, threatening, threefold promontory
under the sounding appellation of the
Cape of Storms, to be afterward re
christened by pious, trustful hearts the
Cape of Good Hope.
The Origin of Pyrography.
About a century ago an artist named
Cranch was standing one day in front
of a fire in his home at Axminster.
Over the fireplace was an oaken man
telpiece, and it occurred to Cranch
that this expanse of wood might be
improved by a little ornamentation.
He picked up the poker, heated It red
hot and began to sketcli in a bold de
sign. The result pleased him so much
that he elaborated his work and began
to attempt other fire pictures on pan
els of wood. These met with a ready
sale, and Cranch soon gave all his
tlmo to his new art 'This was the be
ginning of what is now known as
A health hint says, "Do not bolt
your food." Aud a comedian comes
back with the observation, "It Is much
better to use a padlock." Exchange.
The Friend Your wife doesn't ap
pear to be In very good humor, IIus
band No. She thinks I've invited you
to dinner. Jean Qui Bit.
Bad laws are the worst of tyranny.
M xyMlfJ ff1
Jc$ h eft
trufrtt. KlactiJ CCCftjWfe
pVEN the most critical
college man cannot
but like our two button
models. They have an
elegance of tailoring and
smartness of style which
will force the attention of
anyone having any ideas
about clever style.
H. F. GREINER
Groceries and Staple Dry Goods
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets
Our goods are of the best
quality, second to none, and
will be sold only for cash.
Notice our prices in Groceries and
see what a dollar will buy.
1 8 pounds of Sugar for. . . $ ,00
5 lbs of First Class Coffee--. $1.00
12 Cans of Sweet Corn $1.00
12 Cans Peas $1.00
28 bars ol Lenox Soap $1.00
3 pks Egg-o-see Corn Flakes 25C
Honey, per comb 15c
Cranberries, extra fine, per quart 10c
Dill Pickles, per gal 45c
Sour Pickles, per gal 35c
Sweet Pickles, per doz 10c
Home made Sauerkraut, per gal 30c
A Bread Plate or Salad Dish fee f All
with 3 lbs ol Fine Coffee 01 ilIU
One package of Rice with Silver QC
Plated Spoon Z3u
Best Imported Fat Herring, per doz 50C
Come in and examine our stock of Dry
Goods. It is now complete and well selected
We have it for ladies, children and men I
in single garments or umon suits.
A good line of Cotton and Woolen Blan
kets from 48c to $3.50.
Men's dress and working shirts, wont
ing pants, overalls and sweaters, also boys'
A fine selection oi Sofa Pillows and Jap
anese drawn work.
Have curtain and roller shades will be
sold at reduced prices.
In Hosiery we have the Armor Plate,
the best made. -Try a pair.
A line of
Ladies9 Dress Skirts
of fine quality. Come and notice the prices.
Also Ladies' Silk and Laundried Waists.
Now is the season, they will be sold at
200 yards at 5c
Fancy Outing, worth 15c 10c
Dress Outing worth 15c 12 l-2c
In Our New Store
We are now located in our new building, which
is at the old place, and are carrying
a larger stock of
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We have many articles in Silver
ware, Jewelry and Watches, suitable
for Christmas Presents.
507 W. 1 1th St. Jeweler
So .nci lOo STORES
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