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By GEORGE V. HOBART
Hunch and I had spent our first day
in disguise at tlit raw track as con
servators of Uncle Peter's fortune.
We had schemed to get him to buy
liis hots with Ikey Schwartz, specially
engaged !ty us, in order to get his
money and give it back to him when
he saw the error of his ways.
Hunch, as a Dago bootblack, had
had a funny sceance with the real
shines, to which I, unknown to Hunch,
had been a spectator.
When I readied the hotel Hunch
was peeling off the make-up. and he
was so mad he couldn't tell his own
Damunclepeter!" he spluttered as
1 entered the room.
"Hollo, old C'herrynpe'" I chortled,
pretending not to know anything
about his thro v. -down. 'Why didn't
you keep your date wirh me at the
"Damunclepeter!" lie snorted, and I
had all I could do to choke olf the
laugh. "H c:m take nis money and
his matches and have a prairie fire,
lor nil I care I'm through!"
"What, Hunch!" I exclaimed with
well-simulated indignation; "leave me
Hat now that we've got our plan cook
ing fine? Shake me now after letting
I'ncle Peter win $:;nu of our good
money? Hump me to the tnnimrk
Just win n the vlu-ezc' is ready to
pull? What's the matter with you?
".Matterhell!" yelled Hunch, and
then he told it all. "Didn't I land your
flat-headed old uncle for a siioe shine
live minutes after I struck the
grounds! Didn't I work like a beaver
to put the sparkle on his ferryboats,
and didn't I tell him there wasn't any
charge so's to get solid with him and
be able to use him later on! And
what then? Why a mob of real .Mac
aronis hustled me away from the
main push and demanded to see my
union card. How'd I know tiiat all
the Guinea boot-blowprs belonged to
a secret society? They wanted to I
know what my name was and I had !
to keep my mouth shut like a beef j
stew. how could I tell wnat my
name is in Italian?'"
It's a si range fact that one has to
bend almost double m order to un
lace a pair of Steub shoes, t-o Hunch
couldn't see my face, which was just
"They kept me there, a husky bunch
of (hem. I'i'i- over an hour, wrapping I
up Italian compliments in g.irlic and !
hitting me on the nose :t'n them."
Hunch went on in deep disgust. "Then
a fresh Cop rolled up and threw me
off the farm. Daiimm-b'peter!"
I5y dint of much patience, persua
sion, talk, and no laughter at all. I j
finally succeeded in getting I'.unch ,
down on the earth again, and he
agreed to go to Iturnldene with me
to begin that week's visit.
The trip to the woodlands cured
him. and by the time we reached
Dove's Nest Villa Hunch was as chip
per as of yore and rather inclined to
see a laugh peeking through the stren
uous events of the day.
I'ncle Peter came home that even
ing spry as a cricket, but never a
word about the track or the horses
passed his lips or ours.
Next morning we didn't even get a
Hash of the old fellow. Aunt .Martha
said he had left for town early to at
u..il to some very important business.
At Zurberg's hotel later on Hunch
and I met lkey and we prepared a
plan to make I'ncle Peter sick and
tired of horses, thereafter and forever.
Ikey gave me a list of skates, one
in each race, and not one of them, ho
He Was Talking Earnestly
"as certain, had any more chance
than a bundle of feathers in a hot air
In my capacity as "Mr. Dodd from
Swampscott." all 1 had to do was to
tout Uneie Peter on to those cold po
tatoes, and try io pry him loose from ,
a bigger wad each succeeding race.
lkey said I could do thi by showing
the old man how important it was to
break even on the day. All good bet-.
tors do that.
"Are you for the Dago make-up to
day. Bunch?" I askea.
"Not on your fresco!" he shouted.
"I looked over enougn Italian scenery
yesterday to last me tor a life-time.
I'll be Ikey's sheet- .iter today and
keep away from the emigrant ship,
thank you kindly!"
lkey and Hunen went off to the
merry-go-round with all their pockets
empty in order to facilitate the han
dling of Uncle "Peter's coin when tha
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battle was over, and I followed a lit
The name of the horse in the first
race which Ikey said was poisoned in
the running gear was Heans. and I
soon committed that to memory.
It didn't take me long to locate Un
cle Peter. He was talking earnestly
i with Harney Sullivan so I waited till
j the Tad pulled out and then I hooked
up to the eld gcntlemrn and talked
shredded oats to him till I had him
all over the farm.
"Well, Mr. Dodd." he said at length;
"your selection was very fortunate
yesterday, wasn't it?"
"Right peart!" I answered, biting'
into a prop straw I carried between
my teeth; "I'm some acquainted with
boss flesh. Hettin much today?" I
"I haven't quite decided yet." Uncle
Peter replied. "Do you know of any-'
thing good?" i
Heans! I said, and stopped there, i
I thought I'ncle Peter's eye twin-1
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I'll do it!" ' !
"I'm layin" a small amount on i
Heans." I went on. as a teaser. "Are , From almost every country in Eu
you walkin" my way?" I rope last year came complaints of
"I believe I wlil." answered I'ncle i rainy weather. In some regions the
Peter, and he appeared to be in deep ' crops were almost a total failure, anil
thought. I everywhere the summer resorts had
I led the way to Ikey's kiosk and ! a poor season in consequence of the
noted Hunch with his back to us bent j rain,
double over the sheet. i Many theories most of them guess-
"Ten sawbucks on' this here Heans. j es have been put forward to account
Mr. Hookmaker." I said in my best j for the increasing rain of the last
Uncle Peter Took the Money From
Swatr.psi ott. and I could see Bunch
shaking from pit to dome.
Ikey was getting used to me now,
and he didn't shy at the dialect.
"What is Heans quoted at?" in
quired I'ncle Peter, with his slickest
Wall street accent.
"For you. ! to 1." replied lkey. as
though conferring a favor ten feet
I'mah!" hesitated Uncle Peter.
Then he flashed his wad. peeled off
two yellow backs and said. "A thou
sand on Heans at i to 1. please!"
Ikey turned a trifle pale and Hunch
b-gan to eat a lead pencil, but 1 felt
like catting a pigeon-wing.
"It's a pipe.'" I kept saying to my
self; 'it's a pipe! if we can coax him
to drop two or three of those big bills
! in the gilt frames he'll be readv to
quit for keeps. It's a pipe!"
I'ncle Peter took his ticket and
turned to greet Dike Iiwrence my
old triend Dike, the booze killer.
Dike's permanent address is No. 73 ,
Set-om-up-again street, coiner
Thirst avenue, near the tank factorv. j
Dike's principal occupation conists
of leading his friends up to the bar so
he can scald them with mixed drinks.
They strolled off together, and then
1 heard Hunch saying hoarsely to
lkey. "Yes. I know; but what if it
Ikey only shrugged his shoulders
and said. "Heans ain't wanted today.
1 can't hear from him at all. If every
other plug drops dead. Heans may
bite the wire first ; in that event you'll
have to dig. dat's all; see!"
"You don't think there's any chance
for Beans, do you. Ikey?" 1 asked.
i unable to stand the strain longer with
out a word of encouragement.
"Cut it out. Keub!" Ikey came back;
"the old Kazahe will get wise and it's
us to de woodlands. He on your trip
' West! He on your trip West!"
I moved off to watch the race.
' which was just about to start, and a
few minutes later Ikey and Hunch.
both too nervous to stay In the back-
i ground, had cuddled up to the fence
near me. None of us said a word.
The horses get a way like a scram
bled egg. I wasn't taking very much
! interest in the mix-up. till suddenly
Ikey yelled. "Pipe! its Heans in the
Iad! But wait a minute, one of den
other bugs will upset the plate and
svill Hean, an over the place! What!
i;oa,,. ,s pul'.in' away from the bunch!
r,ut no- it-s tco painful 'o relate
Heans v. in by a week and when
that sad-eyed skate did a camel-back
up to the wire poor Hunch was on the
way to the undertakers.
"Dig!" yelled lkey. hoarsely. "De
old Gazabe gets his 59.000: dig or
I'll be pitchin" pennies with the wel
With a groan Bunch flashed the
balance of our capital stock, and as
Ikey grabbed the wad and rushed
back to his pie counter the firm of
life-savers known as John Henry and
Bunch Jevferson went out of business
down and out.
Hunch looked at me and I looked at
Bunch as we ambled sadly over to
take a last peek at our good money
before Ikey threw it at Uncle Peter.
And the old gentleman was Charlie
on-the-cars, all right, and with him
was the delighted Dike Lawrence.
Uncle Peter took the money from
Ikey in an off-hand way that broke my
heart and I could hear Bunch's mind
ive way with a crash.
Then the old fellow got a flash of
me and he chuckled, "Why. Mr. Dodd!
you're certainly the best horse picker
I ever met! Won't you let me buy
you a dinner or something to show
"No. thank you," I groaned, weak
and faint all over.
"Suppose we crack a magnum of
Green Seal in honor of this victory!"
suggested Dike; and if looks were
short-arm jabs Dike's noddle would
have hit the floor.
"Well. Mr. Dodd." said Uncle Pe
ter. "I do hope to have the pleasure
of meeting you soon again. Perhaps
some day I may be able to return the
favor." Then he waddled off to the
hose cart with the thirsty Dike.
Bunch and I went silently to our
room in the hotel and after I had shed
iuj Reub rags for the last time, we
sat a brooding silence and looked out
"Damunclepeter!" said Hunch after
a long, long pause.
u'opyrisht l.y C. v. ri!!ir.hajn Co.)
MORE RA!N IN EVERY DECADE
.. . . , ,..... ,. .,
Statistics Give Proof i hat the Ctimatd
f?timnh tc Qlnufll hit
Ikey in an Off-Hand Way That Broke
few decades, but hardly any two of the
But leaving out conjecture and con
sidering only facts, there can be no
doubt but that the average rainfall Is
increasing in Europe. Since 1S59 rec
ords have been kept in Paris. Until
the end of the eighteenth century
tiiere was no group of years when the
average was as great as 20 inches.
Since 1SS0 there has been no time
when the average hai, not been over
20 inches, and this average has in- J
creased toward the present time until
in the 17 years of lSOo
average was 2:. Inches.
to 1301 the
Of course there has been drv vears
and wet years, and sometimes sev
eral years at a time have either less
rain or more rain than the average.
Hut contrary to the hypothesis of the
these periods of wet 'and drv vears!
do not correspond to the amount of
lln lflt nrtivitv
A Swiss meteorologist named Brick-
tier has worked out a 35-year cycle of
wct a,,,! ,,r-v seasons, but again the
statistics do not agree with theory. It
seems as if the people of Europe must
grin ami bear it without even kuowing
It would be interesting, if there
were statistics extending over a long
enough period, to see if the climate is
changing in this country also.
Washington Paid His Card Debts.
William Lanier Washington, who Is
a lineal descendant of George Wash
ington's brother, has the best collec
tion of Washing onia in this country,
and Is constantly adding to it. Ha
went to Hoston the other day and
picked up for a fancy price at an ruc
tion sale one of Lund Washington's
ai count books, which runs through a
period of twenty years.
Lund Washington was manager or J
overser for the father of his coun
try. The first account with the im
mortal George begins in 17G4 and is
headed. "Colonel George Washing
ton": later the account Is In the name
of Major General George Washing
ton. Under the latter Is an item of
Lund's as follows: "Dr. to playing
whist at Mount Vernon, 7 shillings C."
while on the opposite page, dated
three days later, is the following:
"Cr. to won at whisr at Mount Ver
non. 7 shillings ?,," thus indicating
that Washington was prompt in pay
ing his gambling debts. New York
Spider Web Prophecy.
Some spiders are weather pro; "lets.
Perhaps some of you have noticed in
the fields in a summer morning the
grass covered with l'ttle cobwebs.
Under each web there is a spider that
comes out of a hole in the ground, and
all the spiders are alike. When these
webs are on the grass It is quite sure
not to rain.
A man with a cold feels heroic,
Set trees In the spring.
Porpoise meat is not bad.
Chemistry Is a valuable science.
Russia exports nearly two billion
eggs each year.
Onions are pulled when half
and sold as bunch onions.
Nearly lfi per cent, of the people of
Great Britain live by agriculture.
A little farming, well done, is more
profitable than a whole lot attempted.
The milk should be stirred occasion
ally, but not vigorously, while being
It is said that Uiider favorable condf- i
tions the olive tree lives to be 4.000
In order to make a good dairy cow
you must start with the calf of some
good dairy type.
A goat eats only one-eighth as much
as a cow. tut gives more than that
proportion of milk.
The fewer sows kept together dur
ing the breeding season and until far
rowing time the better.
Silage is one of the cheapest suc
culent feeds that can be supplied to
farm animals during the winter.
Don't sow a miscellaneous assort
ment of real seed, weed seed and dirt
and expect to get a satisfactory stand.
It seems strange that more farmers
do not combine dairy and poultry
farming when it may be done with so
It would require a bin a mile square
and 170 feet deep to hold the grain
produced in the United States in an
In the interest of cleanliness, a "bot
tomless" milk bottle has been Invent
ed, a glass tube with paraffined paper
caps at each end.
You don't have to wait for the In
cubator to get broody, and then if
you don't want to set it you don't
have to break it up.
An Incubator will no! feed or regu
late itself as the hen does, and we
must not expect as good results until
we have had some experience.
Do not give eggs to an early broody
hen until she is surely broody, as
hens, like the weather at this season
of the year, are rather changeable.
Many farmers simply tolerate the
fowls about the farm with a sort of
notion that it is a hobby of the wo-
i men folks to have a few hens to cod
dle. Of the 101.000.000 acres of land In
Sweden, fully Til. 000,000 acres are in
wood. Finland alpne. of European
countries, having larger forests than
If you want vigorous healthy chicks
do not feed too much animal matter
to for,cc 1,eav-v.. f8p Production, for if
you do you will weaken the vitality
j of your chicks.
There are incubators which have
been so arranged that the thermostat
works to control the moisture con
tained In the egg. Others require
Corn and corn meal are carbonace
ous matter, similar in composition to
that of cream, and there Is no feed
that n calf likes so well as shelled
corn or corn meal.
There Is a wonderful increase in tho
consumption of milk all over the coun
try since the authorities have taken
up the work of compelling the produc
tion of clean pure milk.
In preserving eggs In water glass,
or any other favorite method, remem
ber that every egg so used must be
strictly fresh. One spoiled egg will
contaminate a whole hatch.
Spting and swelling buds are not
too far away to remember that the
first spraying for fungus diseases to
be effective must be done early, for
spra;. ing is only preventive, not cura
tive. Melody is a new forcing rose now
making a fine Impression on the Amer
ican trade. The flower is a beauti
ful yellow, shadiu
ill yellow, shading to apricot in the I
enter, and the foliage js glossy and
Gooseberries should be more com
monly grown. The green fruit would
make a sauce as pood as cranberries
if it were as difficult to obtain. Half
a dozen bushes will supply a family
of ordinary Mze.
To raise good fruit trees proper care
is needed; the care the trees need is
cultivation, fertility, pruning and
spraying. Cultivation should begin
when the trees are young, in the
spring, and should be continued until
the latter part of August. This culti
vation should he plowing, harrowing
i, ii 3P"Sjsaaaa" vL v w
Rheumatism bothers bogs.
The demand for eggs Is increasing.
Eggs that have been shaken rough
ly will not hatch.
Under the best conditions the milk
will contain some bacteria.
Brood mares 'should be given spe
cial attention during the winter.
It Is well to turn a marc out in a lot
where there is no other stock, to foal.
To those wishing flowering hedges,
there is a wide variety from which to
The fault with the incubator hatched
'chicks lies In the treatment after
A useful and ornamental plant Is
parsley. It may be easily kept for use
Scrub poultry only sells because
there is not enough well-bred stock to
supply the market.
The successful farmer Is the
man that so plans his work as to make
every day's woVk count.
Cuba consumes 400.000 barrels of
potatoes a year, more than one-half of
which it gets from Canada.
Experimenting with chickens and
small mammals, a Paris scientist be
lieves he has discovered the germ of
A corn shelter is not an essential.
The hens will do their own shelling If
you throw out the ears In short, bi'oken
Farmers should take more than or
dinary precautions in purchasing al
falfa seed to ascertain what they are
Owing to the difficulty In securing
fresh eggs, most of the mining com
panies in Mexico have their own poul
Allowing brood sows to run after
cattle in the feea lot is not a bad
plan, provided they do not get too
Keep the egg record up every day.
If you skip one day even the rest
will be a guess, and guessing isn't
It is usually best to set trees in earl;
spring, but if the land is moist and oth
er conditions favorable, they way be
set in autumn.
Let the boy and the girl start their
own bank account. It will give them
a sense of ownership that makes for
Beets, turnips, onion sets and the
smooth, hardy varieties of peas may
be planted just as soon as tho top soil
is dry enough to work.
With a view to horses' comfort a
Philadelphlan has invented a check
rein operating from the sides of tha
head Instead of from the top.
For years pure-bred cattle have not
been very profitable to the breeders;
in fact, many herds of pure-bred cat
tle have gone to the shambles.
For the beginner it is well to keep
the best cows already In the farm
herd. Breed these to a registered
sire, selecting the kind decided upon.
In the spring, when the weather Is
warm and damp, you are quite likely
to find lice on your poultry, especially
If your hen-houses have not been kept
A final condition of success with
an incubator Is not due to tho Incu
bator at all. but to the ability success
fully to rear chickens after they are
If you have any iron or other metal
roofs take a comfortable spell and
paint them. Get all such jobs out of
the way before something else begins
to crowd you.
More good horses have been ruined
or blemished since the introduction of ; t!r0st efforts to bring about the tar
barbed wire than from any other ono iff changes provided for in the agree
cause. says the Colorado Experiment mcnt by concurrent legislation at
Station Hulletin. . Washington and Ottawa. I have felt
j It my duty, therefore, not to ac-
urcemng ewes require plenty ot ex .
ercise and every day when the weath
er is favorable they should bo turned
out and allowed to roam over the
yards and pasture.
Cut out the middleman. Ono hun
dred postal cards addressed to peo
ple in town will bring you customers
who will buy your eggs all the year
around at a fair price.
Meat scraps put up especially for
hens may be had in almost any mar
ket, and it is a very necessary egg
producing feed at any time. Crushed
oyster shells are needed also.
The slap-dash farmer who pays no
attention to uomg tne mining regu-
larly will never succeed with cows.
A cow Is uneasy after milking time
and the result Is less milk.
Abundance of light for stables is Im
portant, hvgenically. as direct sun
light destroys many germs, is a good
drying sgent. and adds a cheerfulness
hat is m. to hff desir0(1.
Every farmer knows that sheep
make greater gain when clover is t
given in connection with their grain i
j ration than can be made on almost '
anv otiier Kinu oi rougnage.
All liens should be marked with leg
bands. This makes it easy to keep a
record of the eggs laid and the hens
that lay. And keep the record as you
should keep an account of every cow.
A good supplement to stable manure
to make it a more complete fertilizer
for the garden is about 30 pounds
of sulphate of potash and about 50
pounds of slag phosphate to each cord
Brief Document is Transmitted to
iS ALL ABOUT RECIPROCITY
President Tells of Negotiations Lead
ing to the Canadian Agreement,
and Asks Early Action Con
firming the Pact.
Washington. April 5. President
laft's message to the 62nd congress
In extraordinary session was trans
mitted to both branches of congress
today. The message in full was as
To the senate and house of repre
sentatives: i transmitted to the sixty-first
cougress on January 6th. last.
:ho text of the reciprocity trade
igrccmcnt which had been negotiated
under my direction by the secretary
jf stato with the representatives of
the Dominion of Canada. This ngree
atent was the consummation of ear
nest efforts extending over a period
:f nearly a year, on the part of both
governments to effect a trade ar
rangement which, supplementing as
it did t;ie amicable settlement of vari
ous ques-tions of a diplomatic and po
'itical character that had been
eaclctl, would mutually promote
:uidtne7ee and would strengthen the
rriendly relations now existing.
Tku Agreement In its intent and in
cis terms was purely economic and
:ommercIdi. While the general sub
ject was under discussion by the com
missioners. I felt assured that the
sentiment of the people of the United
States was such that they would wel-
:omo a measure which would result
In the- increaso of trade on both sides
3f tho boundary line, would open up
!he reserve productive resources of
Canada to the great mass of our own
consumers on advantageous condl
:ions and at the same time offer a
broader outlet for the excess products
jf our farms and many of our indus
irles. Details regarding a negotiation
)f this kind necessarily could not
ae made public while the conferences
r.ere pending. However, the full text
3f the agreement with tho accom
panying correspondence and data ex
plaining both Its purpose and its
scope became known to the people
through the message transmitted to
Approved by the People.
It was immediately apparent that
:he ripened fruits of the careful labors
af the commissioners met with wide
spread approval. This approval has
been strengthened by further consid
eration of the terms of the agreement
In all their particulars. The volume
jf support which has developed shows
that its broadly national scope Is
fully appreciated and Is responsive to
the popular will.
The house of representatives of the
Sixty-first congress, after the full text
of the arrangement with all the de
tails in regard to the different provi
sions had been before It, as they were
before the American people, passed
the bill confirming the agreement as
aegotiated and as transmitted to con
gress. This measure failed of action
In the senate. In my transmitting
message of the 26th of January. I fully
set forth the character of the agree
ment and emphasized its appropriate
ness and necessity as a response to
:hc mutual needs of the people of the
two countries, as well as its commoa
advantages. I now lay that message
and the reciprocal trade agreement,
as Integrally a part of the present
message, before the Sixty-second con
axess and again invito earnest atten
tion to the considerations therein ex
pressed. Early Action Is Urged.
I am constrained In deference to
popular sentiment and with a realiz
ing sense of my duty to the great
masses of our people whose welfare Is
Involved, to urge upon your considera
tion early action on this agreement.
In concluding the negotiations the
representatives that the two coun
tries bound themselves to use their
milese In rolecatlon of action until
i the opening of the congress in De
cember, but to use my constitutional
prerogative and convoke the Sixty
second congress in extra session In
order that there shall be no break of
continuity in considering and acting
upon this most important subject.
WILLIAM II. TAFT.
The White House. April 5. 191 1.
Has No Excuse.
"Do you expect to play golf this
"So. I'm on tho water wagon."
Should Be Prepared.
"There's one thing about the Amer-
can.Japanese war if It is ever pulled
"And what Is that?"
"Hobson has given plenty of notice
to the moving picture concerns."
Restaurant Proprietor So you were
In your last place for three years.
Why did you leave?
New Chef I was pardoned. Cata-
.Mrs. .ewricu s uazaar lor cnanty
was just what I expected it to be."
"Well, at any rate, she did not de
"No. At least the invitation she
cent me asked me to her 'bizarre. "
Rather Be Right Than Spared.
"When the Mexicans captured hin.
did he ask for quarter?"
"No, he asked for 12 cents. That'8
the value of Mexican quarters, you
KIDNEY T? a deceptive disease-!
mAE,-A thousands have It and
TROUBLE don,t know " lc y00
" want good results yoa
ean make no mistake by using Dr. Kil
mer's Swamp-Root, tha rreat kidney rem
edy. At druggists In fifty cent and dol
lar sizes. Sample bottle by mall free,
also pamphlet telling you how to find out
If you have kidney trouble.
AddrcM,'Dr. Kilmer A Co., Blagbaattoa, K. 1J
ROMANCE OF COLD WEATHER
Man Saves Two Lives but Subsequent
Lionising Is Much to His ,
Disadvantage. - f
Two lovers were strolling along a,
canal bank on the outskirts of Paris
the other day when the woman sud
donly ran from her companion and
threw herself into the water. Though
but a bad swimmer, her companion at
once jumped In to rescue ber. but he
was unable to do so, and both were
In peril of drowning. At this mo
ment a stranger came along, and see
Ing the struggling couple, bravely
Jumped in and succeeded In bringing
both tho man and tho woman to the
bank, where they were soon revived.
A cheering crowd assembled to con
gratulate the rescuer, who, however,
showed great reluctance to be lion
lzed. He was quickly walking away
when two policemen came on the
scene and insisted that the name and
address of so brave a man should be
taken. Their surprise was great
when they found that the gallant
rescuer was a burglar for whom tha
police were anxiously searching. He
was taken Into custody and will be
brought up for sentence. It is expect-
cd that the gallant rescue will lead
to his dismissal, or at least to a re
duction of any sentence that might
otherwise have been passed on him
for his less heroic deeds.
Has Cardinal Gibbons' Approval.
Cardinal Gibbous, tho highest au
thority of the Roman Catholic church
In America, has expressed bis ap
proval of Tuberculosis day, which la
to be observed by the churches of the
United States on or ab-tit April 30,
and of the general organized anti-tuberculosis
campaign, acording to a
report of an Interview made public by
the National Association, for the Study
and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
The interview was granted by hit
eminence to H. Wirt Steele, executive
secretary of th Maryland Associa
tion for the Prevention and Relief of
Tuberculosis, and Dr. Charles O'Dono
van. one of the leading physicians of
Baltimore. Tho Cardinal expressed
bis entire sympathy with the plan of
the Tuberculosis day movement and
Indorsed the program both of the
Maryland association id of the na
Preponderance of Evidence.
"Sorry," said the constable, "but 111
bavo to arrest ye you been drivin
along at the rate of CO miles an hour."
"You arc wrong; my friend," said
the driver. "I wasn't, and here's a
ten-dollar bill that says I wasn't."
"All right," returned the constable,
pocketing the money. "With 11 to 1
against me I ain't goin' to subject
the county to th' expense of a trial."
"I heard be was in bad odor witb
her family. Is that true?"
"Draw your own conclusions. It was
a centless marriage."
Very lain in Some People.
A great many people go on suffering
from annoying ailments for a long
time before they can get their own
consent to give up the indulgence
from which their trouble arises.
A gentleman in Brooklyn describes
bis experience, as follows:
"I became satisfied some months
ago that I owed the palpitation of the
heart from which I suffered almost
daily, to the use of coffee, (I had been
a coffee drinker for 30 years) but I
found it vsry hard to give up the bev
"One day I ran across a very sea
Bible and straightforward presenta?
tion of tho claims of Postum, and
was so impressed thereby that I con.
eluded to give It a trial.
"My experience with It was unsat
tafactory till I learned how it ought
to bo prepared by thorough boiling
for not less than 15 or 20 minutes
After I learned that lesson there wax
"Postum proved to be a most palafe
able and satisfactory hot beverage
and I have used it ever since.
"Tho effect on my health has been
most salutary. The heart palpitation
from which I ucd to suffer so much,
particularly efter breakfast, has di
appeared and I never have a return ol
It except when I dine or lunch away
from home and drink the old kind oa
coffee because Postum is not served
I find that Postum cheers and invig
orates while it produces no harmful
stimulation." Name given by Postum
Co., Hattlo Creek. Mich.
Ten days' trial proves an eye dpenei
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