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Alfred Abshier
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Mystery of Wholesale Mur-
der in Florida Cleared.


Prisoners Are Charged With Murder
of Ackerman Family of Nine
'":"- People in Florida -About

0..] L mgs in Florida

Possibilit crap B

Mexico and Guatjr


Trouble Brews Over 04saefsal
temala to Delivr Gejfal
for -Allege.d Complicity
Barrilas Murder.






Charity Toward All, Enmity Toward None.

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$1.oo Per Year in Advance.




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Frenchman Says Observation From
the Decks of Ships Has Created
an Illusion.
M. Bertin, a Frenchman, has been
making new observations of the size
,o o billows. He says .thty are
ovet-estimated when the tprm
Inous" is applied to them.
onge-t. waves lie measured
e i90 feet from crest to crest, '
.A and their average duration
it Aeconds. They were not vet7
N' about 50 feet or one-fiftieth'

b he is of opinion that* the
'reaUt height ever reached 'by waves
TIn water is fifty feet, and he,
ft fu~ltPr higlAer estimates by say-
- ..* '^f "' ha ve h er et bfore b een ,
if..tor JoIe'rost ,p~trt from the
.*!l~l'i, -00^--oand the. perspective
ei^ from looiiing up.lalong
the 'fa^5^..bas misled the ey 'and '
judging **
When- waves become brealbrs, /
s-triklng again-t` some obstacle,. there
is no doubt, that great masses of water
are hurled to a height of 100 feet,
and volumes of spray are flung and
blown' still higher. "
Very few waves 2.500 feet lougAn'd .;
-60 feet-high i are ever encountered, he ,
awdlds. In axrerage ,bad weather the
waves run from 166 to 3Z0 feet from "
crest to crest and ,t-heir heig'lt, seldom
exceeds 33 feet. Their duration is
noptover 646o. 8 seconds.,.- *:v :-.

Hammer Oldest Implerment, '* "*
The hammer, besides being a tool
of universal usoais probably the. oldr-
eat representative of a tnechanlc's
tool kit. The hammer was orlgilpally
stone ,fastened to a handle with,,,.
thongs, and, it was as useful .* '.'
,weapon as a tool. r
Hammers are reppresented on tie
I monuments. of tigypt twenty centuries ,
before our era. They greatly resemr'*
\ ble the hammer now In, use,,'save that
,hbare were no claws on the balck for
the extraction of nails. Qlaw hain-
mers were invented some time during
the Middle Ages. Illrminated manuu-
scripll of the eleventh century repre-
sent carpenters '=h lciw hammers.
Hammers ar sizes, from, the
dainty Inst S Sby the Jew el.

.;:er of s b i
some of which al~g-fo
from ninety to ns. very t!
has its own hammer and its own way
of 'islng it.-Bal-timore Sun.

1And Many GreenbackP. ". '

325 boxes of Gold and Greenbacks
wil1 be sent to persons who write th"
most interesting and truthful letters
of experience on the following topics:
1. How have you been affected by
coffee driuking and by changing from
coffee to Posture?
2. Give name and account of one
or more coffee drinkers who have
been hurt by it and have been in-
duced to quit and use Postumr
3. Do you know any one who'aa
been driven away -from Posture be-
cause it came to the table weak arA
characterless at the first trial?
4. Did you set such a person right
regarding the easy way to make it
clear, black and with a snappy, rich
5. Have you ever found a better
way to make it than to use four heap-
ing teaspoonfuls to the pint of water,
let stand on stove until real boiling
begins, and beginning at that time
when actual boiling starts, boil full
15 minutes more to extract the flavor
and food value. (A piece of butter
the size of a pea will prevent boiling
over). This contest is confined to
those who have used Posture prior
to the late of this advertisement.
DSe'-honest and truthful,don't write
poetry or fanclui letters, just plain,
truthful statements.
Contest will close June 1st, 1907,
and no letters received after that
date will be admitted. Examinations
of letters will be made by three
judges, not members of the Posture
Cereal Co., Ltd. Their decisions will
be fair and final, and a neat little bot
containing a $I0 gold piece sent to
each of the five writers ,of the most

interesting letters, a box containing
a $5 gold piece to each of the 20 next
best, a $2 greenback to each of the
100 next best, and a $1 greenback to
each of the 200 next best, making
cash prizes distributed to ,325 per-
Every friend of Postum is urged to
write, and each letter will be held in
high esteem 1y the company, as an
evidence of such friendship, while
the little boxes of gold and envelopes
of money will reach many modest
writers'whose plain and sensible let-
ters contain the facts desired, al-
though the sender may have but
small faith in winning at the time of
Talk this subject over with your
friends and see how many among
you can win prizes. It is a good,
'honest competition and in the best
kind of a cause, and cots the com-
petitors absolutely nothing.
Address your letter ,o the Posture
Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich.,
writing your own name and address
clearly. :

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Swath Cut Through Norther-i Section
of State Resulting in Death and
Great Property Damage.

A storrrk, of wind and rain which
was genAt throughout a considera-
ble areP In northern Texas Monday
and w] ch, at some places, assumed
the l'oportion of a tornado, accord-
Ir 'to meager reports received in
For'hth 'osth Monfy night. has re-
sulted In the lo!, of atl least three
lives, the injury'of many other per-
sons and 'eat'damage to property
and crop S' several villages were
wiped ou.', but 'because of the prostra-
IWO- I L 'ooth telephone and telegraph
--,es details were almost impossi-
I to obtain. *-
Depot, O of the largest. vtl-
pein Lpmar county, 20, Viles from
Paris, the- storh passed northeast,
cutting ,P pat about 100 y trds wide.
Thus ie part of the town was
.-.a I i. -t e
o10 L..4 . IX-, ,t ,,tion on ,the east side.
.:'^"'', 't parsonage was blown to
:.,',,..,' rnbers and the furniture
'."over the ground. R. H. Biy-
.-'idence was demolished and
.other residences damaged. As
can be ascertained no one was
.. "t this place. Crop, are badly
ed ,and: many fences andb arns
A: ,-. blown away.
.,.A terrific wind passed over .Sul-
iur Springs about 2 o'clock, travel-
iig from the southwest to lthe north-
-ast. Whilq; it was, of great veloc-
ity the damage in Sulphur Springs
Was trivial. ',But west, of Sulphur
Springs the wind assumed the propor-
tions of a tornado, carrying death and
great property damage in' its wake. A
passenger train on the Cotton Belt
w~rs held up by' the train crew',un-,
til the storm passed. The engineer
could see the; twisting cloud as it
swept across the, tracks and/cut a,
path through the country. As soon
as the storm, passed, the train pro
ceeded and n' one was hurt.
At the vill'age0of Antioch or Pleas-
ant Grove; as it is also' called,, the
whole village was, practically de.
; troy --d. A1. ;.L-L 1-" about s`ven `
miles north of Sulphur Springs. This
is the tornado belt and most of the
homes are provided with storm cel-
To this fact is due the escape'or a
number of those who, were caught
in the path of the'storm.


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Trustees Are Enjoined. '^
Judge Swayne issued an importi'%t,
order in Pensacola a few day's a4
regarding the sale or disposal of laqpj-'
for draiuage or rt.lamadiou purpose'
iuasrnluch as the order restrains tft
trustees of internal impro)emet:
fund from selling or disposing of" a^'1
lands: except 100,000 acres patented to
the state by the United, States, involv-
ed therein.' 4,
The proceedings was brought by 1h*'
Southern States Land and Timiber
-Company, which purchased large
tracts of land in Florida from the
'Louisville and Vashville, .as well as
.other railroad' companies.
Judge Swayne granted: the petition
and, directed the" restraining order"
against N..,B. Broward- A. C. Croomi,
%X. H. E14, W. V. knott and B. E.
McLin., the trustees of internal im-
provement for the state of. Florida,
and also the 'Wisner. Land Company
and the Florida Coast,, Line' and
Transportagou Company. :

Governor Fires Andrews. ,
Chairman James M. Andrews. of the
board of county commissioners of' ES.
cambla county, has, -bee removede:
Irom. office by Governor Broward. The
senate in executive session sustained
by a unanimous vote, the-, action "of
tb governor in removing the official.
The charges a4g-,'Ast Chairman An-
dreqs are forgery, uttering forged pia
-per and malfeasance in office. s
Andrew's is, under arrest at Pensa-
cola upoL. one charge.,' but, Solicitor
Loftin has'stated that he has 'sfiffi-
cient evidence to place at least seven
additional charges against him. Thre
case has excited much local, interest
and as the governor has' removed the
commissioner froml office this interesL.
has been increased. The Trial of An-
drews will 6ccur within a'few weeks.

I A. run lip- t e Rank 'f Ybpf t.fjV.
caused by a false rumor circulat-ed
among the Cuban and Italian deposi-,
tors in the savings department, :oc-
curred a few days ago. A large num-
her of the' foreign, element surround-
ed the bank building ,and demanded
their money. The bank, which is
backed by the Citizens' Bank and
Trust Company, of Tampa, met the
demand and when officers, of other,
banks and, prom inen citizens arrived
With deposits ranging from $2,000 to
$5,000. confidence was restored and 60
per cent of the money withdrawn was
soon redeposited. The bank offers a
reward of $500 for the discovery of.
the person starting the rumor.

Suit has been instituted in the Unit-
ed States -circuit, court at Jackson-
ville, which involves title of a large
tract of land on the banks of the up-
per St. Johns river, in Volusia coun-
ty, and which involves the legality
of *one of the old Spanish grants made
when'Florida belonged to Spain. The
suit is brought by Enrlque del Pazo .
Marcos and about fifty others vs. the
W'ilson Cypress Company, a corpora-
ti'on organized under the laws of Flor-
ida., The plaintiffs are all residents
and citizens of the republic of Cuba.

A new phase in Taiupa's" contention
with the Peninsular Telephone Com-
"any developed a few dayns ago, by
,me ser-ving of notice by Mayor Freck-
er upon XV. A. Br~orien. manager of
the telephone coralany that unless
he desists in sending out bills tu
tlre patrons of the telephone exchange,
viith 50 cents incl'ease; charged there-
on for monthly service, he w~t' take
measures to annul the grants, lprivi
leges and franchises which the cit.
has given the Peninsular Complany.

The house, a few days ago, pazsec?
a measure for two and a-half-cent pas-
senger farc-s. Several amendment.;,
were offered to the measure to ex-
cliudt short lines 'o thoprio
o1. the measure, but. ,Representative
Long/ who 0is the author of the bill,
succeediediin having anl of them ta-
bledl. The vote was forty-tlhree' to
.twelh e. .'""

, One of the most successful '*vegeua-
ble seasons ever known in the lower
position or Dade county, is now draw-
ing to a close, yet -there will be 'large
shipments of all kinds' of vegetablekj
for two or more, wees. to come," The
year has' been an exceptionally good
one 'for the farme-rs, and there are
but-Avery,,few who have not made
some money. '

John Brown, -a negro, .was arrested
near Yulee for the murder of T. L.
Johnson and wife at tlieir home in
Italia, Brown confessed and was hur-
ried -to the Jacksonville jail to pre-
vent a lynching.

in for Apalachicola.
rahk over the Apalacbl-
q' Norther railroad arrived at
A plachicola a few days ago and was
imet by thousands of the citizens.
The train was welcomed by the
b..b'- of trumpet, roar of cannon,
tooting of whisfles and sirenis, and
the yells and cheers of the people.
Thus, for the first time, Apalachi-
ci, la,, connected with- the world
ti l ,:and again the cotton, 'tim-
6ir-ll, and tobacco will' seek for,'
m tries through Apalachicola
.II^ane harbor- and the ten or
twenty !ships which are now constant-
ly loading with exports, will, be in-,
creased to the hundreds. These ships
rt*'*.niug will bring the, Iruits and,
hEird woods of Cuba and South Amer-
lea and necessities and luxures from
the Orient. .
The Apalachicola Nortfiern railroad;,
as constructed, connects the Seaboard
Air','Line, Atlantic Coast 'and. 'Louis-
vitle and' Nashville railroads,- at Chat-.
tahoochee, with Apalachicola. The
northern terminal is to ,be Atlanta.
Another railroad issoou t(be- buil-
from' Thom;asville, ',Ga.,,,. and several
others haIve been projected." "r

Death Claims Jtdge Dzlalynski.
Morris -A. Dbzalysnki, municipal,
judge of ,Jacksonville wand formerr
mayor, died Senday night as the.Lre-
suit' of a paralytic streke received
Friday while at tending "a baseball
game. He had been mayor twice, .,was
an ex-Confederate veteran, ones cpuw,
fy treasurer and once city treasurer,
holding these two last 'posttiona for
nine aid two years, re's pectivv,y. HeJ
was president of the city council three
terms. and _iidge of the city ,court
for tw I-v& years past. The entire city

mourns Zis death.

past week the trial ,of M'is. Anna-
Sprenckel,. charged with raising a
.postoffice money order from $1 to $r10,
resulted in, her acquittal and complete
exoneration from the Charge. It devel-
oped from the evidence of the assist-
ant po,&tmaster at Port Tampa City,
from whiclfi the order, emanated, that
the original order was 4or $10, and
that it had not been raised, the appli,
cation for its reissitance having been
for that amount. Mrs. Sprenckel, who
had been: for several years the effi-
cient money order clerk at the Tampa,
postoflice, was deluged with congratu-
lations upon her complete vindica.

One of the largest red snappers
ever brought into a gulf 'port, or taken
in the snapper', fishing grounds, was
brought to Pensacola a few days ago
by the fishing schooner Cynosure, of
the fleet of the West EnD Fish. Com-
pary. The fish tipped the'scales at
45 pounds, and was a beautiful speci-
men of the red snapper. The vessel
had been fishing in the gulf ab0it 100,
miles off port and the Pig, fish was
among the last to be pulled on deck'
before the boat started on her :home-
ward voyage. The usual size of red
snappers is about 15 pounds, though
some weighing as much as 30 pounds
have been brought in during recent

The last chapter in the' Joe Curry
ease in Key Wiest. look, place a few
days ago when he escaped ifrom the
working gang at the jail. HsI~ took a
carriage which same near the jail-
yard and was last seen going, toward
tihe south beach. The plan seemed
to have been well-laid, as the sheriff
w._as out of town and his ?pon in
charge of tWe prisoners went to see
about d|tt" and when he returned
the prisoner had gone. The governor
had aeady issued a conditional par'-
d0"-Tt before the papers arrived
Cnrry took JFrenoh leave. --

,a Year Ago.


Although a, year'has elapsed siuce
the Ackerman / family, composedd If

The strained relations between
Mexico and C atemala arising from
the failure of Tne latter to surreuand
,under extradition proceedings for trial.,
in Mexico, General Lima, charged witch
complicity in the assassination df'
President BarrillasVs a matter of se-
rious concern to the officials in Wash-
ington. They are sincerely desirous of
the maintenance of peace in all of
the three American republics,, pending.
the meeting and conclusion of the sec-
ond Hague conference, otherwise the
presentation of certain subjects to the
conference by the Wnited States would
lose much of its force.
With this in view the, state depart-
ment has gone to unusual lengths ln
its efforts to terminate the war be-
tween NicaraguaI and !Hpnduras' and
prevent its spread to other Central
American countries; and also to guard,
against further troubles in the fu-
ture by providing for a permanent
peace commissionto meet in Nicarll-
gua, The details of this 4ast arrange-
ment, particularly as to -time", and
place, are expected 'to be dI-.nlu.ed In
the treaty of Areainpa, when the text
of0 that recently negotiated con ventiun
reaches, Washiugton,
'Hience the officials view with appre-
hension the increasing fritoiohnbe-
tween Mexico and Guatemala and
there are frequent confurencee at ,the
state department, the last being Thurs-
day betweeu._Secreta y Root, ts'.istaut
Secretary fL.kAc6,L u1 2 n A 1 ,1'J .U Iad,
Creel of Mexico, in the pursuit of a
common purpose to avoid a fresh out-
break of war. As the situation stands
now, it may be stated on authority
that the Mexican government does not
believe it will be necessary to go to
the length of actual hostilities. It
does' feel that it has a right to de-
mand of Guatemala the surrender of
fugitives .who have committed the
greatest of crimes on Mexican soil. It
is feared that the demand for Jose
Lima will ultimately be refused by
Guatemala, If for no other ,reason than
because Lima is regarded as the right
hand man of President Cabrera, in
whose interest he,, is charged with'
having connived at the assasinatiou
of Barrillas.
But in that event war might not fol-!
-.low according to this authority. The
Mexican troops that have mobilized
*on the Guatemalan frontier to' the
number of ten 'thousand would, be re-
tained theie and diplomatic relations
of the two countries would be-termi-'
nated, but there would be no declara-
tion of war and no hostile acts on the
part of Mexico so long as-,there was
no fresh provocatlon by Guatemala..
-:Such a situation would be unpleas,
ant, but not intolerable and might be
terminated in one or two ways, either
qby the breaking out of a re.olutiou di-
rectly against Cabrera's government
or byr the decision of the I aat ter to
yield to the Mexican demand for Lt.
ma's extradition. The Guatemalans as-
sert that a very active junta ifxists in
Mexico with the object r" financing
and starting a revolution iu Guatemala
against the existing government and it
is pointed out -hat General Barrillas
was assassinated because hefwas the
head of that junta. Natural',- -- "'I, th'-
Ftrained relations between Mexico n-'
Guatemala, resulting from a tMiiiaiff.-.
tion of all diplomatic interehanE.'ps,
it might, be supposed that the Mexic~an
'government would not bye p~articulairjr
diligent and earnest in its frorts to
curb the activity of fhis junta in |he
matter of getting arms and mej^.
across the border lio_ Gtatemala ;
hence the relief that an active revolu--
tion may be expected.

(;' ,husband and wife and seven l
Sws ordered' anid- then t'^Ilp l
Santa, Rosa county, Fla., near e ^

oela. detectives have-'just prd
;/ information which, 'on last Monday
caused the arrest of; two white men,'
Joe Stanley and 'William C. Smith,
" who are c`4arged with l*'ing c(m .
'. mitted the crime. Stanley, wa.- ar-..,
rested in Geftqya, Ala., whlle'-uii-.'.
;. was found at Gonzales, Ila., and,
ried to Mi'lton, the county ,sil'
Hanta Rosa count ..
When it was ,f
house lu 'whichhu
ily resided had
vestlgatlgn ensu
at first though t
ily. had become ..
i" unable t6 Ieav' "
f- later discQvorej .I of o.
&, older members, par they atn-,.
er. m'fe ah older :r son, hbd be(n.
i. struck-- qn,'the' h.i d'.'the skulls being'
crushede; It wa's also found that the
f. father had arlsoa,;-from the bed and
ha' eviieiitry .fted bis shotgun to
i':" nlghfc''fir...te live's of his family, as
a 0 I., ..- $ #
thei"_gut%,. a, fouadlig a his
i''. "cnah dfm I'd Iwlth,Que h'and resting'
\,.. uDowp It. ', ; "
The jury1 could. not flx-'the crime
S',,pon any one, and ,sheotlypafterwa-rds
'*otth Stanley ;'dnd. .iith left that
'* county... Rewards amounting to near-
', iy.. twenty-five hundredd: dollars were
;-,qlefreed. arfd detectives were induced
*, i^ S '1" -w',.Cf i. ^ 1 -i
1 required a year to do so, thy now
claim that they have strong informa-
tion against the two men.


Dr.I John Watson (lan MacLaren)
Victim. of Blood Poisoning.
Dr. John Watson, ,'lan MacLaren)
died Monday morning at Mount Pleas.
ant, Ia. The p-ause was blood pols-
oning, the result of tonsillti-:. He wi- ,
taken -ill at Mount PlEa.-ant Ap-ril 2.-..
/The Rev. John Watson (Ian Mac-
Laren)' was bor1 at Morning Tree,
Essex, England, November 3, 185u. He
received his education at Edinburgh
I University and in Germany; was o'.-
dained a minister in 1S75. He was
appointed L3'ma~n Beeeher lecturer
.at Yale University in 196, ?ad was
made minister of Sefton Park
,terian church, Liverpool, in lsl0, rO-
tainfng that position until I190I5I.
Among the p-ublications of Ian Mac-
Laren, were, besides the ,'Bonnie Bri-
ar Brush," "'The Days of Anld Lang
Syne," "A Doctor of the Old School."*
[ etc., and among the wo-k signed '
John Watson are "The, Mind of the
Master," "The Cure of Souls," "The
-Potter's Wheel," "Companions of the%
'Sorrowful Way," "The 1Life of the
NMaster," "Doctrines of Grace." "The
Homely Virtues," and "The Inspira.
tion of Faith."


Included in Lottery Indictments by
United States Grand Jury.
The federal grand jury, which ha_3
been sitting in Mobile, Ala.. since
April 1, has jus.t made its final re-
port. The lotter.v conspiracy indict-
meats include a list of thirty-five
!"" names, of which twenty-thr-et have al-
r ready been printed. Five or the "
} names are still withheld. "the per-
Ssons not: ha vlag been a!T<_slted. All
except tw el ve o t' th e lpc-rs on s indii,:-l.ted
; hav'e been arre:-tud andl four r,f- th,:'iu
.h ave en te-red pleas of gu'ity and ha-ve "'
? ; secured Susp:ension:, of sentence until
.1:" M ay 27.; -,. .''


Answers Charges of Theodore Price
Regarding Classification. "
,The New York cotton exchange,
,- through 'its superintendent, W. V,
King, has -made public a statement
concerning the charges made by The-
odore H. Price of improper cla.ssifica.
,- tion. '. '
The statement avers :that the classi-
fication committee is l:e(rforrmiii its
work with care. The bureau of inspec-

tion has been conducLt d f6r the past
twenty years at a, t''tul expense of
$!5,,.S,043. It is self-supporting, l.iu,
maintained out of the receipts dervc'il
from inspection charges.

Anti-European and, Anti-American
Sentiment Increasesr.
The Hindoo outbreak at Rawalpindi,
British Iudia, appears to have been
anti-Chrimtian, as well as anti-Eu-
ropean. .The% mission buildings were
the special object of the fury of the
rioters. An attack was made on the
American mission church., the mob
buried the Young Men's Christia 'As
sociation hall, looted and damaged
the houses of the missionaries and
Vioient-ly assaulted native Christians
in the streets.
A riotous outbreak under the lead.
ership of Hindoo students, has occur-
red at Amritzar, about thirty miles
from Lahore-
The school, and colleges of Ben-
gal, which aremfriliated with the Uni- .
versity of Calcutta, have become sucih
hot-1)6-,ds of1 politbeal agitation that the
government resorP,ed to take .drastic
action. A eirculat has been gent to
the university, college and school au-
thorities, prohibiting the participation
in political movements and notifying
the university that unless It carries
out Its duty in controlling the :af-
filiated colleges all the government

scholarship endowments will be with-


Mexicq and Guatemala Have Broken
0f Diplomatic Relations. -
The state department at Washfng-
ton is adv-i:ed that diplomatic rela-
tions between Mexico and Guatemala
have been severed,1-owing to the re-
ft .ao Of Guatemala to surrenur Gen-
eral Lima, who, is accused of being
implicated .in ,the murder of former
President Barillas. ,. "


Report on the Operation ,of Service'
Up to First" of May.
The report on the operations of the
rural delivery service up to., May 1
last. made, public atWashington Mon-
day by the fourth assistant postmas-
ter general, shows that the total num-
ber of petitions for the service re.
ceived up to that date were 54,837,
1upon which 15,537 adverse: reports
have been made. There are now in
operation 37,597 rural routes,

jj.^arattis for giving a quick alarm.-
ENTOMBED MINERS RESCUED. ""iis is to be remedied at once by
' ....... i thle erection of a modern electric fire
even Men Were Imprisoned in Pit, alarm box system. \Work has ial-
Nearly Five Days. L!e',ady begun on this new impro\'e-
A special from Jhn,.,,xn. F.-.. ays:" ment. The system wiil include twelve
aken "from ''he dark t<-4rrid,.r of L a ljarm boxeseto be placed in different
Yal mine where they had b(,"n iirn- parts of the city, and several miles
risoned forever 100 liou',;th>- ?even of wire are to be-connected with the
en taken from the ,Berwiiid-\Vhiite fire bell at the engine house.
inp rn e' n. t P<-,n,>,'\-.]l \\T ,..' -ir,. 38.' ;

Orla u golgom^he most effi-
cient, fire HBlts in the state,
lbut hVas alwulad lf the adqdiuIate



..... .v. 00, , vu .. -.-._% t 1 V'J.d flciU.N.| ,
are lying in'tbe VWidln r h,-_,upital,
physically exhausted.
The hospital l hy-;cia,;? stated' -hat
the men would .. able to be oun. in
a tew days, lot would be'linii'l, to
resume their r:,;liar ,lii'.i' for a
wveek or more,

Phosphate has -been discovered in
and around Newnansville, and,, the
opinion of an expert, who happened
by chance to make the discovery,, is
that the supply is almost inexhausti-
ble. judging from his soundings, This
expert believes that the deposits will
run pq an average of 6S per cent.


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VOL 1 NO.1.

FLOR-IDA,) .HURSDA Y, MAY 9. 190'19



-misua ,~lammes 7- irit

He has risen high and is proud and free:
From the cares that are burdens to you
and me,
And the world, in spite of his lasting,
May even list him Ain:.rn, the saints,
Men may give him praise, but they cannot
The wounds fromtl thd 6harto 6 is cliau.l ead



He has gained the thing that is named
uccNaa'. I
His proud wife glitters in gorgeousness,
But troops. of ghosts that are pale and
Have made his palace a place to haunt;
He sees them gazing through sunken eyes,
And never can escape, however he trie's.

Spick locks aricid WefO thld All
When he spread the plunder 0i .86
the floor and began to pack it into his
bag he congratulated himself tbkt he
Jd, not made one blunder-not a
- U that could be heard half a yard
away. The thought wLs broken by
tha sound of creeping footsteps out-
side the doo;' The next minute he
Was staring ifiti the White faue and
flashing sicornful eyes of Ndtta

-"s," she sid; bittde b "ydt ar
the iburglaivr' Were' td xdipedt. Ydid
'havl allowed uis-io8 Wonmerin
*-ust you now meanly take aidvi-.
ge of our troat to rob us. And
thought you a geu eman-liked you
-let you-- Th% ihought of the
happening of the evening rushed
throuhnLmind and flooded her
'tcttLAher face with her
o or d. "Oh, the shame
c on f it!"
4095, an 't, don't, "'pleaded
tr ,i -"5 role for the mo-
LaP err word I said.
-4 did, 'pon my pnor, And' more,
o.0o- ,
SNeta's blaring anger struck him
diinib; "
"How dard you! Ho, dara yoal
Go, or I shall repent and send for the police. "i
"Oh, don't do that," sa Jock, In-
voluntarily. "I--- '" The thought
to tell her all flashed through his
mind. Then he knewit was hopeless.
She Would not believe him; she would
Only think he was trying to deceive
Itr stgain. 1
"...! she ,repeaked, and he
thb.uhtfully began to walk toward
-thiB d<|or'.
"You have forgotten your proper-
ty, --the spoils you've been Working
(or," she said, scornfully.
,, .'"P4Yu don't mean that you'll let me
take:them?" he asked, in surprise.
IT"'Youi shall enjoy the full benefits
aBd ,risks of your evening's work,"
she replied. "Take them, and I hope,
although I'll not give you up, that the
police are waiting for you outside."
Jocl looked toward the silver and
then back at her.
"I can't-with you heree" he said,
With a rueful grin.
"Coward as well as thief," she said,
dontemniptuously. "You shall take
them or I'll ring. If you get away
there is enough to start you in an
honest life. Use it for that and give
up abusing the confidence of women."
"I suppose you won't believe me,"
began Jock.

I Published every Thursday at We-
laka, Florida.

how the Unitetd States Government:
trains the youth upog whose shoul-
ders will -rest the reszxonsbility ao&
maintaining the high stalidard of tbp
navy. His apprenticeship, According'
to Leslie's Weekly, is not unlNce that
of any other young man learning a
trade; the fundamental principle ,fe-
ing- the proper kind of tools-wl'en
and how to use them.
A midshipman's tools, so to speaks
are ships, thus tendering a thoroughly
knowledge pf S amanship an essen-
tial part of the training., This hbe
gins With lessons in splicing hemp
and Wire fope, after which the young;
men are given practice in. handling
sails on the indoor mnat in the sea-
manship building, whicljs an xact
counterpart of the mizzenhiast of the
training ship Severn and is jseve1ty-
two feet in height.
The midshipmen go aloft, ..furf,,,
reef and set sails, etc.---in fact, go
through the entire seamanship drill..
A net is spread at the foot of the'
mnaist for protection, as a fall on the
c-ncete floor would be far .more se-
rious han on the deck of a ship. Ac-
cldeats, however, are.infrequent.
Drills oi the Severn begin early
in the spring andconttnue throughout
the cruise, which lasts from June un-.
til September. The midshipman
thus becomes accustomed to ship life.
The Work is hard and tie discipline.
--,re during these drills. There is
'\tendency to shirk duty, and the
Admirals do every'iing on
on deck and aloft, even to
p the deck and stowing
icturesq e point of view
practice on the Severl
ieLr sItlar exercises.
-boe the sense
aithtag is ever-
1 iCwupWV.ed to wit-
n e di .."-a S & that on.
th b the :.vvW% the mid-
die more a he 03 Th earnest,
and tih'manner ta 1 el they climb
and iieng around th rigging does
credit to an old sailor.- =, l
Each-man starts in with apacRtal
seaman's daties, and asa'e tont!
his course ito advanced ta1 ti 4l .,
of the petty offers and latiar 'WIAO",
of the JuSAI 0 'commissioned .'c0t.i

le "has wilfutlly had his way, and few to break .
Of his covetous, dreams have not come true, "'
But there are hearts he has robbed of He has 1 ever slain as th savage sIays,
trust, l hag killed .ii nond but the cunning
And if souls must rise when the flesh) is I Waytsy .
dust, ) is6e has murdered inpoc.nce and believed
To cringe for the sorrow that greed hi That splendid triumphs werethus achieved
made, But if men's souls frogi thI dut hall ris
Think of his poor soul, how it is betrayed. Think of his poor soalon the d i-\ he dies.
-S. E. Kiser, min Chicago .-ord Heral Id.

ag:gS:g:^3 **SS S^?;
^ ^~ESE.StteiESteris- Sasises^sssaisgi^ *

"What I can't mak8 Out is why sisted Jock. "Buiit might askhat
smarter men don't go into thebur- this wire is about?"
glary businesss" remarked Jock Lan- Mrs; Stahford handed him thdJ.ele-
ister, looking up from the perusal gam, Which aln: -i
"of his evening paper. "The iAVrage '"H've reason :to believe b trglAtfs
thief is an idiot,an ab9blute bungler." are in'neighborhood. Take every pre-,'
"I expect the smart men find they caution; inform bplice; see thaL
can do better in other walks of life," alarms are set at all windows and
suggested Lyle Stanford with a laugh-: doors, and have Bully Boy round
"'You see, their occasions of period- from the stables."
ical forced retirement from business "Humph!" said Jock, suppressing
must reduce the profits consider- a smile. "Very thoughtful of y]e-
ably." especially about the dog. I suppose
"'that's just my point," broke in he isabit ferocious?" '
Jock, eagerly. ,"With Smart men the "Lyle says he isn't except to -
chances of forced retirement would glars, but I ani sure he looks pAf
be so small. They )Wouldn't botch he isl sighed Mr;g Stanford. "Rwtt
the whole affair by leaving traces Ad anhd t Iare dreadffilly afraid of him'.'"'
these chaps always do. Look at this "WO loathe the creature," saier
case. Smart work up to a certain NOtta "Don't We 1Di)mples??" ,lo.
point, and then collapse and capture Persian Ritten. "Don't you )i ,
simply from lack of common can- Mr., Rumble, that you would ti'4
tion." Well-as a protector, I mean .u0.(
"You are like the man wh@ Mits in course, Lyle did not know th :.
the stalls and tell hi adlriring fe- would be here when he v.iredl'
males that li0on taming is qiite easy "Of course he didn't," agree<'-do..
-no rsk," laughed Stanford. "It is "He would have sent quite a different
simple enough to criticize from an wire if he had known. But you are
arm chair, but I guess burglary wants safe enough with all those patent
more brain and experience than you spring bells without either dog or
think. 1 I shouldn't advise you to try ranth" R '
'it without tuition."' "Yes, n'rd sire we eedn't hav the
"Bet you ten to one I'd eatty ione d@g now,," said Mri, Stanford, Witih
through and not get caught," Shlapped a sigh of relief: ., "Probably the
Jock defiantly, thieves won't come nioW that you are
"By Jove! I'd like.,to take that here. Lyle says they always watch
on," said Lyle. "Only you are such to sed if there are any men about."
a reckless chap; I'm afraid you'd gdt Jodk also sighed his $elief. He_
into trouble." was no lover of bulldogs, and the
"That's easily got over,", replied thought of rifling the plate store it
Jock cheerfully. "Bet you that I charge of one made his shins tingle.
.. s . 2 l e 4 12 .

ourgle your new Lonaon place within
a week from date and get clear with
the swag."
"Done," shouted Stanford, "and
you may as well write out your check..
I'm going tocatch the 5.15 to Oxford.
Come to lunch to-morrow and I'll in-
troduce you to my wife, so that you
do no| scare her if you are seen."
-"#Igltt you. are,'"' reodt Joek.
"What time lunch?"-
"One-thirty. You w!ll have to
sharpen up your wits, for you'll find
it a tough bit of work to get into 5
St. Aane's terrace. We use all the.,
modern safeguards, and young Archie
Rumble is coming up to-morrow to
stay for a week."
'qWho the deuce is Archie Rum-


In making our bow to the public
we do so at the earnest sollcitatiol
of numerous friends.
The Welaka Independent, as the
name implies, will be strictly inde-
Spendent in all things and neutral in
nothing that -will 'be to the best
interests of the citizens of Welaka
and the surrounding country.
We realize our dependence upon
the good people of this vicinage and
it shall be our aim to give them an
up-to-date, clean, Weekly visitor to
uteir homes, one whom all can wel-4
come and of which none need be
Ashamed. We have no enemies t
punish, therefore we shall leave the
washing of dirty linen to those who
have time to attend to other folks'
business. As to ourself we do not
have the, time to spare if we had the,
Inclination, -r,"
Short news, items of general inter-
esal, will always be welcomed in these
columns, but scandal, and gossip,
Thanking friends for kind .words
and trusting to the good judgment
and enterprise of the citizenship of
this beautiful town and our surround-
Ing friends.
I am very respectfully your obedient

By the blazing fire, in a big arm chair,
We're as happy as happy can be;
The three best friends min the whole wide
world .
6,y Dolly aiid Pissy anid me..
T'O1y Dolly looks teedinfgly g>,,- -id wise,
', ut not a word speaks she;
And Pussy can only mew or purr-m-
So the talking's done by me.
I read to them from' my story book.
And the pictures they like to see;
I can't help thinking they unJerstardd-
The way they 100look at me.
My Dolly is only two years old, '
I'm seven and Pussy is three; <
But still we're the very best f: firien ,
My Dolly and Pussy and me. ,,
--Home HeraldS.
; Can a dog climb a f. e? A corre-
'spondent writes: "Whilk on a walk
on snowshoes in New Hdampshire we
,tracked a porcupine to a baft fir,
In which it had taken refugee My
Scottish terrier climbed the tree, pull-
ing herself up from branch to branch.
to a height of about seven feet, where
a space of bare trunk separated her
frQm the porcupine, which had
watched* her progress t"h evident
alarm. The errier mad several in-
effectual attemptsto scale .he sa oth
bark and finally jumped wn %to
the snow. A d of anoth curl"
trait the sa 30 writer o tinue',
"This little dog and her mim
dead, though enthusiastic fl"
shippers at home, never sat nee
bonfires built at luncheon o,
time on winter walks, but dug
fh the snow at a little distance`
which they curled themselves up
ter the manner of their primitive a
cestors." b
Can an earthquake be "felt" ap>.
preaching, as a shower of rain can
be felt, anid a fall of snow? On the
Riviera in 1887 the horses laid their
ears. back and gave every sign of un-
easiness. In Chile the birds have
been observed to fly inland just be-
fore.a convulsion. In Talcahuano in
1835 all the dogs fled from the city.
These actions, of course, as a scien-
tist who has collected a valuable list
suggests, may be mere coincidences,
for birds will fly inland and kittens
become nervous when no earthquake
is nigh. On the other hand, as the
lower animals are singularly sensi-
tived to any changes of Weather and
to pressure of the air, they "may
even be conscious of subterranean
movements -which do not come with-
in human ken, or are even not de-
tectable by the most delicate instru-
One of the,latest additions to the
London zoological gardens is the fri-
gate bird, which can float in midair
and go to sleep, without the risk of
falling. Its character is not very
high. It follows fish-eating birds that
have picked up a meal from the water
and compels them to part with it.
An attempt is about to be made to
acclimatize the Austrian chamois In
the New Zealand mountains. Eight
animals are to be sent there this
month. They have been habituated
to the diet which will be necessary
for them during their long voyage.-
New York Globe.

Myra and Tessie were starting for
school one blowy day in spring. The
wind came puffing through the treeS
and 'up the road. It twisted Teple's,
coat around her body until she coild
hardly walk.
"What a windy day!" sae it-
claimed, when she got her breto4.
"But it's getting spring," pad
Myra. "The brook just sns~a as It
it was singing, 'Spring is aollaag?!
Spring is coming!' Arid tbhet's a
pair of thrushes beginning t9 bui1 a
nest in the old apple tree new the
fence. I gave them a 'craBabs
from my ovn breath .apn-
ing.Y '
As they came to tth apftli'tree
near the fence a gretagust of wind
rushed through the branches and
blew Myra's hat off. '
"There goes my hat!" said Myra.
"Catch it!"
The hat flew up in the air, lr.ed
a few times and settled on a littl
branch of the apple tree and stuck
there. -.
Myra began to cry. "I tn't go to
school without a hat, and oh-what
will mamma gay?"
Ponto, who always went with
Myra as far as the gate, was sorry.

He sat down and barkthed at the )lt,
' but it did not bedge.
Then Tessie threw up a stone, but
the stone only shook the branch a
Then Patrick came, and good nat-
uredly climbed the tree, but the hat
hung high and he could not touch it,.
even with his stick. Myra cried still
Then Mr. Thrush came' along.
"Dear me," he chirped to Mrs.
Thruabsh, "there's that sweet little
girl who gives us crumbs, crying for
her hat. I'll have to get it for her
myself." 4He flew to the twig where
the hat was caught, gave two or three
little pecks at the ribbon that held
it, and the hat swing off, flew around
and fell at Myra's feet!
"I always knew dear," twittered
Mrs. Thrush, "that youi had more

His mind relieved, ne turned ,his One hand on the,bell, she pointed
attention to his charming neighbor, with the other to the door. He saw it,
and when some time later Mrs. San- Was hopeless to try to explain, and
ford left themi'together in the coeY- hastily gathering the things together
drawing room they became so ab- without a word or look he went out
sorbed that they hardly noticed her -of the room, down the hall, into the
absence. When Jock did, he%,pmemr, street and the arms of a burly po-
bered her matchmaking propeftitiel llcemano,
and felt very,grateful for them. ."I thouglit there was something
I "Do ydu tAow,*u re-not a i-ong her-been watchrp? yoer
what I imagined you to be, not a bit light through the cracks. Now, then,
like the description Milly ,gave m wha," have yougot in that bag?" de-
said Netta. manded the arm of the law.
Who the deuce was Milly? Jock collapsed. It was all up with
"Are you disappointed?" asked his bet. That must go; but would it
Jock, confidently. save him? He saw visions of a night
"Well, I don't know.---ust a little
Well, I don't know-just a little passed in a cell, and possibly a public
bit, perhaps. charge to follow in the morning be-,
"Oh, I say," said the disconcerted fore Lyle could be found to clear mat-
J6ck, startled out of his complacent ters up. The indignity of it all made
satisfaction, "that's awfully rough on him shiver. The next Instant Netta
me-getting preconceived ideas, I stood in the doorWay and'he hoped.
mean. "You've made a capture, consta-
"But you're better than I expected ble?" she asked. "We were right,
you would be," said Netta, with a then?"
laugh, "ever so much better. I be- "Looks like it, miss. I reckon it's
lieve I should have hated you if you your stuff in that bag?"
had been as Milly described you,. She "Doubtless. We'd better look," she
said you talked of nothing but cele- replied, -and Jock groaned.
brated criminal cases, and yoti ve The next instant she broke into
never once mentioned any of .them." hysterical laughter.
."Of course hot," said Jock, with in- It's all right. constable," she said.
dignation. "I never talk of such "I was only joking. Don't you recog-
things to ladies at,night, Think of nize this gentleman? He was
their nerves. I wait for daylight. to-night-be is a friend. Good-night,
But," in a deeply injured tone, "if Mr. LaniSter. Make haste or you will
yoj vWant.--o-" I
yo want- never get home."
'0Oh, no," protested Netta, hastily. With a well-directed look of grat-
"'I'd With a wla-diretealkooboutgrat-
Id much rather talk about- tude, Jock caught up the bag and
"About ourselves," finished Jocki disappeared.
drawing nearer to -her. "Yes, so .3 e f o i .
would It," When at 1.30 the following day he
"Besides, continued tta, arrive d at St. Afine's terrace' with
know if you were going to talk of the bag he wa greeted eagerly by
cases, Annie would like to hear, So ,Lye and Mrs. Stanford.
... You dreadful man!, We could not
it would be, wasteol time while she "You dreadful man! We could not
it a would be waste'f time while have the table laid until you arrived,"
is away, wouldn't it?" 2!d the latter, laughing-
"Wicked, criminal waste," agreed "Youd the latter, laughing.
Jock. ,. "You are a fine burglar. Iguess
Jockn rthe bet's mine! roared Lyle.
Wh en' Mrs. Stanford returned, 19~w"ra^ ^* ;,
some time later, she felt in her "But I got away with the swag,"
some t Inme later, she ,f elt' in ..h e r otsdJokrintoatheta
mIatchmaking heArt that no time had protested Jocktrying to catch Netta's
been wasted. and she was right. averted eye, and wondering how
Later on Jock and the ladies iter- much pke bad told of the night's ad-
Later on Jock and the ladies inter v n u e .
viewed the policeman on duty, and ventr".. t, t...o.. .
wU^.,.," .. _. ,,. ola 41n't steal 1it, though; 1it was:
w hen the servants had retired 'e .. .
--. .'a gift, "Muaed Lyle. "Here's Netta.
went all over the house and saw t .e "
the modern safeguards were. in good een offering us all her income to
working order. When they paused pay for plate she gave the burglar out:
workig orer. hen tey pusedof pity .,
in the corridor to say gpod-night, .t y."" w i p .r J c
MNrs. Stanford suddenly Pbted "t tt pity? whisperedJck
whether the light had been tried off getting clome to her.
and disappeared. Jock conluded "NO, contempt," she snapped; but
that hbe was a clever woman. Jock,'lda momentary glimpse'of
"Good-night," said Netta softly,'I ho.v face, and what he saw contented
am so glad you came." .m.
"Are you really?" "V11 own up that I'm not a com-
ly seizing her haphan plete success .as a kmrglar," he said,
'glad. 1--n" ".and I'll give you the bet. But,"
Words failing, his W rt with, an expressive look at Netta, "I'
fatio Dis eyes, and he was quite satis- want an exchange." -
Aed with the answering flush on N -,'OQh, that is how things are?."
|a's cheeks as she hurriedly withdrew laughed Lyle, looking from one to
'ner hand and Mrs. Stanford reap- the other. "Netta has caught the
peared. burglar with a vengeance. But for
When he reached his room and re- ~a that I won't leave her to assist in
"When he reached his roomi and re- loigatrm titaan'
membered the work that was before looking after mn hoYs@argain" "
him he felt pretty sick of the whole Wil you k after mine in-
,business. He determined to throw stead? murmured Jock, shortly af-
bus-ess. He determined to throw tarward, when he and Neta were

Local B riefs.

When you wish a delightful outing
come to Welaka.

Go to Reeders for your drugs and

When you want to go fishing come
to Welaka.

"Eaton" has just received
to-dAte line of shoes,

an up-

When you wish a health-giving min-
eral water try '"Welaka Deep Rock."
Equal to the world-famed "Blue

When you go gunning for the most
beautiful town on the St. Johns river
stop at Welfka,

am= carr: a nicellne of go -
. ..--. .2 -, ..

',, "'en't those magnificent oaks'just
t"tthese hot days?

If you don't see what you want in
dry goods or groceries at Green-
i Wood's ask for it.

Thin and, gaatt, and. th no other
instinct to guide him eve..Mhe mem-
ory of a warm kenssl, gled ftod and!
an occasional care,.. x itte Scotch
collie dog sold to a mim',Bt Valeutine,
Neb., returned 500 its. for-
mer master in- Des .Molests.
Just how long the sew 160. n g
the distance has not yett96d',/_
stained, but with unerring taUti *
made his way over hill and prilre,
I through timber and. across -t ,-At
finally arriving at Des MoiWltI," 'ler'Vt
bhe was given a hearty welcome, W
warm kennel and a hot bowl of milk-
for a starter.
Five weeks before n man from Val-
entine, Neb., saw the collie, bought
him and took it back with him to
After the collie left 'bis new home
he wassfea at Fremont, Neb., where
.ente boys threw stones at him while
be was stealing a meal from a back
dbor. This was the report until lihe
appeatSrDee Mgines.
His "Noter l.a &awakaed by a.
41Wht, serateMUg at th front door.-
On opAeng t he w fa aggy, thin,
tiy' "litt1 coltl. He 'soon recog-
ired .hia*Liramer pet, however, and
teclaresk he would not now part with ,
the animal for twice its value.--Our
'Dumb Animals..


If you can't speak a good word for
your neighbor, keep your mouth shut.

"My dear chap, don't you know
Archie Rumble? Why, he is a regu-
lar Sherlock Holmes. for the
love of the thing. Got .pots of money.
I believe that's why my wife is anx-
ious to meet him."
S"What on earth for?"
"Oh, she's 'turned matchmlituaker',
Married two months herself, she
means to pair off the rest of the
world. She .wants to inspect my un-
attached males with a view to
coupling them with her unattached
females. They are a good-looking
lot, too."
"I'm glad I'm still on the diseno
gaged list," laughed Jock. "Perhaps
Mrs. Stanford wil interest herself in
"Great Scott!" cried Stanford,
catching up his bag, "I've only just
time to catch my train. Ofe-thirty
_to-morrow. Don't forget."
"One-thirty to-morrow," repeated
Jock, with a triumphant sMaile.
Some two hours later a cab drove
up to 5 St. Anne's terrace, and a de-
cidedly smart young man announced
himself to the servant as Mr. Archi-
bald Rumble.
S"So delighted to meet you," said
Mrs. Stanford, coming forward with
outstretched hands, "but'I am so
sorry Lyle Is away for the night. ,
supposeOt is one of his stupid mis-
takes. We thought you were to ar-
rive to-morrow."
"Perhaps the mistake is mine. If
it is at all incon--"
"Oh, no, no. If you won't be bored
wlth my sister and myself, we shall
be very glad the mistake has been
made," broke in Mrs.. Stanford. "We
are feeling dreadfully Tonely."
"Then I'm more than glad I came
to-night," he protested.
"Dinner in half an hour, so please
hurry, shecried after him as he fol-
lowed the servant.
In less than that time Jock Lanis-
ter found himself bowing before -a
perfect Hebe in response to the in-
"My sister Netta-Mr. Archibald
"Do you know," continued Mrs,
Stanford, uwe are awfully glad you
are here. We've had such a queer
telegram from Lyle."
"I am glad I am here, too," said
Jock, looking at her sister with un-
disguised admiration and wondering
whether she was among the ladies
whom Mrs. Stanford was to marry to
Lyle's friends.
"Oh, but we are not paying compli-
ments, Mr. Rumble," protested Miss
Netta. "We are serious."
"Noe more serl0uq than, I am,'"(n..

Green's stock is always up-to-date
S and prices right.

Better roads is one of the crying

Vinaigrette Restored.
The grip epidemic in England has
revived the use of the vinaigrette,
the little receptacle faw aromatic vine-
gar' used by our grandmothers for
their frequent swoons.
As a guard against "influenza",, the
vinaigrette is carried by twentleth
century women in a dainty, expensive
form. It is made in a tiny, silver box,
having, a hinged lid, which reveals a
golden casket with a perforated top.
Inside Js a sponge saturated with t ie
-pungent, liquid.-lPhiladelphia In-

The torpedo was fist made in 1777.

"'When are you going to fix that
front fence, Hiram?" said the farmer's
S.w ife. -
"Oh, next week, whep Silas come's
\ home from college."
"But what will the boy know about
fixing a fence, HIram?".
; "He ought to know a heap. He
wrote me that he'd been taking fenc-
ing lessons for a month!" --Yonkerv
Gazette. .

When a hole has been made in the
wall paper in moving a piece of fur-
niture, if one has no paper like the
one on the wall, a judicious use of;
water colors will work wonders.- The
torn paper should be first straight-
ened as neatly as possible and glued
down. Then touch up the vacant
spaces and the seams with paints the
color pf the paper at that place, says
Home Chat. The break will be al-
most invisible if the water colors are
used carefully. Tiny tubes of water
color paints can be bought at any
artists' supplies shop.

The 1one bandit' was .holding up a
railway train.
"It's better than being president of
the road," he chortled. "I don't have
to divide any of the swag with in-
fluenced politicians."
By the way of rebate, however, he
returned the cheap watches to their
S9wpers.9', -lcago Tribune,

The Santa Cruz woodpecker, of
which a specimen is now exhibited in
the Zoological Gardens, is a pretty
Venezuelan. species now represented
in the eoln_0a for the first time. In
its peeleW astructed cage in the
ntsect bme tfe t oodpecker may be
obse"Ovd bwml; engaged in tapping
the cohk walls in its search for imag-
tay Insects.
," In a wild states these birds feed at
all hours of the day, unlike most of
tAetr kind, which feed in the morn-
Iug and evening. But when it is
considered how much labor each in-
sect costs the woodpecker it will be
seen how necessary to its existence is
this untiling energy. No time is
'wasted tapping a sound tree; it is be-
hind soft bark that the woodpecker
expects to find its prey. It seems then
that by instinct it cannot detect
the presence 'of insects, but only by
the state of the wood can it select a
likely place.-London Evening Stan.


nse than those stupid human creat-
'es! Why didn't they think of fly-
g up and pecking the ribbon
ose?"- Eva Lovett Carson, in Home

It is probably not generally. gow:.,

Children love to make things, but
of all the things that their busy little
fingers work with, mud pies are be-
yond question the most fascinating.
A clean variation of the mud pie
amusement is furnished by the use
of a plaster that is made especially
for the purpose. It can be mixed
and used over and over again and is
of such consistency that figures of
all sorts may be modeled.
SA set of little modeling tools may,
be had with the plaster, and for a
long rainy day there is nothing that
will keep the youngsters so pre-occu-
In the new modeling sets the plas-
ter comes in several colors, which
makes the work even more fIai5lnt,
t'ag,-New York Mail, ..

IL Ul) all(I Clllllf-hS HL L)rFHI,,IaSt. LITUL. .


Welaka' Independent.



,~~~~~~~~ . ............... alone; and, although ,she answered
Then in his imagination he saw Lyle's alone; answered
triumphant grin as he demanded his with a decided "No, sh e looked
check. and pride in the success of h10 Yes," and Jock was satisfied.-Lon-
bet returned, and he resolved to carry don Tatler. .
it through. '
After waiting a suitable time, he? Police of thecity of New rork ar-
took his bag and tools and creit \rest each day an average of forty-,
silently downstairs, and then d i eigtt men who say that they have no
gn excellently)workmanlike a ,ation. I


.Playing the Man,
-o Plx Q
A whimsical story is told of Olivie 0>
n, Goldsmith, the Irish poet, who, When adventure
n a boy of sixteen, 'et out for home, EY
Y after vompi)et]ing hig course att the EXPLORER'9 HONEYM1ON;
preparatory school at Edgeworths- Reuter's representative has had an
d town. Procuring a good horse, he Interview with Major Powell-Cotton,
undertook his j'ourey in the highest who, accompanied by his wife, has
, spirits, tingling with a sense of free- arrived in Rome on the conclusion of
dom,'after several years spent under a most interesting Journey, which in
the severe restraints which governed its scientific results will prove more
" the school at Edgeworthstown. -valuable than his previous travels of
y -lConscious of possessing a p.,ket- 4942-1903, says the London Chroni-
r fgof jingling coins, which had, 'JV/
n*,ssity0,-been borrowed, but were/.., romantic interest is to be found
nonp the less inspiring, ptiver as-.q in the fact tha 1or Powell-Cotton,
a sumed the important a of a man who had Intended -othe conclusion
and a traveler, nn(1011 into a trap of his expe'Jitlan to return to Eng-
e thereby. 'A,- land to get married, decided not to
Riding intote town of Ardagmt- iuterr ,It his journey, and spend the night, he accosted the first i- hanged for his flnancee to go
9 man whom he met, demanding if frica. The marriage took
8 'periously where he might'"find t, 'er arrival in East Africa,,
,, best house in the place. Of cour, 'J, since then Mrs. Powell-
Oliver was in quest of an inr shared her husband's
" lodging house, but the strae:;, :ips ,d dangers, having,
in his query the opportunity of pla,, among other things, lived for many
ing a practical joke. Gravely he di- months among the pygmies in the
1 rected the arrogant young)Yorseman heart of the Ituri forest, the first
to the home of Mr. Featherstone, white woman ever seen by/those in-
this stately dwelling L-eing indeed the tere ting people. j
a best house in the place. 4Perhaps one of the most notable
Thereupon, Oliver rode up te the features of the journey," said Major I
. mansion, gave his horse Into the Powell-Cotton, "is the prolonged per-
charge of a stable boy, and stalked iod which we spent among thelpygmy t
E unannounced ii^ the drawing room. and other tribes of the great Ituri E
Discovering an elderly gentleman Forest, during which time the most I
seated by the fireside, and supposing complete collections were made,, and '
him to be the innkeeper, Goldsmith I have secured exhaustive data re- f
haughtily inquired what might be had garding the forest people, including t
for supper, and without waiting for a photographs, phonograph records,
reply, ordered a half dozen of his etc.
favorite dishes to be prepared. Con- "'One of my, obj ects was to go into
fident that he had strongly impressed the; little known part of the Congo,
his host by his mannish demeanor, south of Lado, insearch of the white I
the lad sat pompously down to wait. rhinoceros, of which I have secured I
Mr. Featherstone instantly detect- a splendid specimen. We have fur- c
t ed the visitor's ludicrous mistake, their secured six specimens of forest.
and also the fact that Oliver was the animals previously unknown to, sci- f
son of his own old friend, Rev, Chas, ence. These arA. the dusky African I
Goldsmith. Himself a man humor- tiger cat, a new animal about the ]
Gous temperament, 'Mr. Featherstone size of a leopard; the honey badger,, f
determined .to further the joke, and or black Ituri ratel, elephant shrew; I
retired to execute the commands of an antelope armed with tusks which
his unexpected guest. He, took his dives under the water; a new black
family into the secret, and returned and Ihite monkey, and a huge red_,
to the drawing room, bringing his buff0o. The British Museum au-
t wife and daughter with him; and thor les have done me thehonor of i
presently, when the maid appeared namn five of these after me."
with artray of steaming dishes, Oliver sq!king of his experience with' f
condescendingly invited them all to the) mies, Major Powell-Cotton f
sit down with him and partake of saily t
the excellent supper, >, Te excitement of these little f
The three Featherstones enwo,e people when they first saw my wife f
the comedy to the full, and/their was extraordinary, for theY had, of r
merriment became nigh uncontrolla- course, never previously beheld a '
ble when the lordly young gefitleman white. woman. Perhaps the chief C
left explicit directions ,before retir- source of wonder was her long hair, "
ing that a certain kind' of hot cake which for the special benefit of the
should be cooked for his breakfast. dwarfs/, she would' let down, while e
What 'was ,Oliver's discomfiture .they crowded round our -tent in d
next morning to learn incidentally speechless wonder) During our many
from a servant that he had forced ,months' stay we never had the least l
himself upon a 'private family, ren- difficulty with the forest tribes, some, 1(
during himself most ridiculous in of whom I employed as hunters. Oc- S
their, eyeg by his ostentatious con- ca-st=nilly when" away I, would leave e
,duct!L He hastened -downtairs at my wife alone. She had learned a
once, sought out the Featherstones, little of their language, and did ex- a
and frankly apologized for 'his blun- cellent medical work among them. In t
der'and behavior. A chorus of mirth my absence she took charge of the C
greeted his confession. In this he caravan, and was always treated with i
joined so heartily that he endeared the greatest respect by the people."
himself to the Featherstones on the. : While on,.the banks/of the 'Sassa s:
spot, and ever after he was received River, near Lake Albert Edward', Ma- L
at their house'as a welcome guest.- jor PoweH.Cotton saw ,a very large
The Wellspring. solitary male lion making his way ti
back to the jungle, on the river banks t(
Where Cowboy Boots Are Made. and cutting him off fired, wounding in
.In Olathe, Kan., there is a factory the beast badly. Meantime the ani- p
which makes 200 pairs of cowboys mal got into the brushwood, where n
boots" each week. Each pair of these it was almost hidden,, and an hour 1(
boots is made to order, The company and a half later' Major Powell-Cot- ti
has a catalogue, which it sends to ton,., thinking the ,lion too badly d
.the cattle ranches throughout, the wounded to move, approached, ac-o
Southwest It tslls the cowboys how comupanied by some of his men, who S
to take measurements of thei own threw mud at the beast. The latter, ti
feet. These are sent to the factory, however, did not budge, but 'on a i,
and the boots made and sent out. sandal and a stick being hurled at i
A "cowboy boot" is in a distinct him, he rose, emitting a loud roar, .
class by itself. The leg must be dec- and charged open-mouthed at Major
orated with fancy lines and curves Powell-Cotton, .who was only. a few: I
sewed into the leather, and, above yards distant.. The latter instantly tl
Everything else, the heel must be very fired both barrels, but this failed to [(
: small. stop- the lion, and the explorer, on e1
A 'cowboy takes especial pride in turning to his bearer for another gun .fl
Stwo things, :his hat and his/boots. found that he ha~d bolted.
He Often pays: ;$5 fer his hat, ant^ There being no time to reload, Ms-aw
the best of the cowboy boots cost jor Powell-Cotton hurled the gunsin- e,
from. $8 to $1,6. The. ordinary shoe-. t0 the lion's face and turned to run.: p,
maker cannot make boots to suit a As he did so the wounded animal
true cowboy; he cannot get the ,heels sprang and, digging his claws in Ma-
right. And so t~he cowboy sends away jor. Powell-Cotton's back and legs,

for them, and pays a big price. and bore, him to the ground. The infurl-
express charges besides. atel.lion, which it was subsequently cl
The factory in Olathe employs fiN found had had his jaw smashed by dE
ty men. All of tlV work is :done by one of the bullets, tore its victim's al
hand, and soeie of the shoemakers coat to shreds, and vainly endeavored
were brought from Germany and to raise his head and get at the'eyes. sa
England especially to work in that It then attempted to tear 'open the R
factory. abd Ien, but, owing to a folded copy w
Cowboys say they have high and of Ich which-Major Cotton had in fo
:sharp pointed heels to their boots not his ocket, the- brute's claws were fc
because of vanity and pride, 1ut as a unable to penetrate the flesh. a]
matter of "convenience. The high While Major Powell-Cotton lay al- re
hs-.l prevents the heel from passinz-.- M-".t crushed 'under the animal, one th
through the stiriup, andthey-. )nr" rushed at the lion and nc
also a, brace when, on the groun- the head with a stick. er
roping an animal. As the steer pulls .me time the Waganda th
to get, away the "cowboy sinks' hfis; with great pluck, ran up sel
sharp heels into the sod and this pre- ed the animal across the sh
vents him from slipping. :]eye. w h a whip. This diverted the m
.: beast'w attention, and at that moment to
,i an Askarl shot him dead. It was w
lot Potatosn then found 0hat ]Maio ',owell-Cotton a.
Dr. Herbert C(,ibon io;, ;of New had received -no Ies&5-than seventeen ct
York, eiuffei,-: from cold hanmd, ia win- wounds. He,\)J0o'ever, rode to the b(
ter. -Jind-%aothing will v.'arm his fin-' -a0est Belgian camp, where he was-m!
gern ,-x,:=.-pt hot wafer. a hot fir(, or aC-Ued back to health by Command- a.'
hot 0olato. -He can be seen alioet ant Bastien. This incident hap- m
any frosty morning marching along pepFed on a Friday and it was the ex- hE
at five miles an hour'with a hot; po- plorer's thirteenth lion.
lato in each, overcoat po:.ket and his V h
hands grasping the two big potatoes, 'A NEW YORK EPISODE., pr
piping hot, wrapped in silk handker- The stpry of "a regular story book TI
chiefs, for this purpose. "They will policeman" is told by the New York d(
keep your hands warm for hours un- correspondent for the Pittsburg Dis- th
less you happen to sit on 'em," he patch in this way: "A strapping, If
sa,.% "They are great for a football fine looking policeman in lower ca
match or when you go sleighridlng-" Broadway the other day at noon be
-Philadelphia Record.' slapped the face of a boy teamster T
when he did not stop when he gave
Mrs. Paton Fletming, a native of hinm the signal and was grossly ire-
Dundee, has r',cently be,.n elected a pertinent when chided for it. Before w
raember of the British Royal Astro-o the teamster's face ceased to tingle tt
comical Society, _ several other tea..sters had jumped ro



When a man wants a position,
TlIwo qucolioi. do they ask
o. Whomli he seeks employment,
Of his fitness for the task, ,
As to theory or pron'ims
Or talk of high-flown hue
Thav have no care, but ask him,
"Wbat is it you can do?"
If, rcmknows his worth and tells them"
Still onw more demand is theirs,
beforec they will intrust him
*AWithi important business cares,
And of'eil his sterling merits
Is thi.4 important one,
If he tol]k n(' facts ,o'eonnlidhedl-
WVhen asked, "WWlt have you done?'
"- Baltimore ,American.

S Telling of a Girl, Two Men and Two C

10'--13Y ARTHUR HALES.--<3^
"Whicli do you think she will
.......... c oose Jack?"
Die*!r Halston turned 'from the two
oil iyaint-ings as he spoke and looked
In"l.utringly at his friend.
The latter raised his eyebrows and
slightly shrugged his shoulders.
"Honestly, I never Ithought she
would agree to our proposall" wen't
on the first speaker, nervously.
Jack Steadman laughed.
"A woman's love of novelty, Di(k."
A few moments passed in unbro-
ken silence, then Halston spoke
"Hang it all!" he burst out. "I
can't stand this suspense! It is only
half-past two, and she won't be
until after' four. I'll tell you what,
Jack, I ate going to run down to
Manhattan. This waiting is making
me as nervous as a woman. I shall
make a fool of myself itf she choose.s
,our painting. You don't minuf"
"No." ,
But the word was reluictj'c.' jo-
]ken. However, Halston did",l)t no-F
tdce it. Hecaught up his hat.
"Good-bye, old chap. And you \\w?'
let me know as soon as possible? 'r.
she chooses your painting, just 1
the one word) 'mine,' and itf WuOOia
with me, vours,',I shall underAAM]
t .-"* ..l'..-"
He wrung his friend's hand,. }.
"Good luck to you, Jack-a.<^|E,
that msans the reverse to rne, dooeri'
., it?'' v y)
The door slammed behind him,
and Steadman heard him bound
down the steep stairsAtw6 steps at a
time. He gave a low whistle, heaved
a, sigh, and then, thrusting his hind.
into his pockets, he fell into pro-
found thought."
The two artists had long-loved~the
: same girl and "she could not choose
between them. ,The state of affairs
.. between the trio grew from bad to
worse, until there came 'a day when
the two friends :said that it was un-
,endurable, that shle was ruining their
> careers, and they implored her to
consent to a plan Which they pro-
posed. Their proposal was that they
should each paint her portrait from
memory. No names were to be af-
; fixed to the pictures, and when tlleyV
were finished she was to choose be-
tween them. The artist whose paint-'
ing she chose was to be her husband.
The girl demurred for a while, but In
the end she gave her consent. "

"I wish ,he had not gone," m~ut-
tered Steadman. "It's awfully hard

'from their perches to aid the boy.
The sidewalk and- streets 'were
jammed, The teamsters who went
to th@ ramue threatened the police-
man. Onid te0U hig number, Anoth
'of abus:d A Athird grabbed him"
by the, arm. the fourth mrAde a de-;
imohstration as if to strike. Tte sit-
uatioA had an ugly look. The police-
man was cool, He said they could
have all the trodubie they wanted.,.
'But, see here,' hesaid, in a fatherly
sort of way, 'you fellows want to get
to',your destinations. You don't,
waif to lose your time. I can cause
i" more trouble than you can make
3me In a week. Get back to your
wagons and move on.' 'But you
slapped this boy's face,' said one
teamster, "and you are too big for.
that. You apologize to him or we
will see thl3s thing to the end if we
have to lose the Whole day,' 'The
boy disobeyed and then used bad lan-
guage,' replied the big copper.' 'I
could have run him in.- I didn't care
to do that. He has got to earn a liv-
ing. That slapping will be a lesson
to him. Here, Johnny, take back
your team. Here's my hand, boy.
Don't You do this again.' In a mo-
ment the teamsters changed their at-
titude. 'Say, pard, you're all right,'
said one of them. 'We don't Int
your number. Bingham need t
know this. Bully for you.' The.
crowd cheered and the bells in the
tall steeples clanged their part. Ev-
erybody moved on chatting and
laughing., Some patted the police-
man on the back, and the teamsters
from their 1perclwes waved a hand as
they moved on."'

In his book of "'Memories," just
published,, Major-General Sir Owen
Tudor Burns tells many good stories.
Here is one of the first visit of a
Shah, to Great Britain:
The Shah wanted to see a prize
eight. with blood. After much anx-
ious thought and consultation with

Lord Queensberry, an innocent glove
fight was arranged in the Bucking-
ham Palace stables, to take place
quietly half an hour before the Shah
was to receive Lord Shaftesbury and
the archbishops and bishops with a
memorial asking him t6 protect 'the
interests of the Christians in Persia.
But the Shah slept late. The prize
fighters Overlapped the prelates. A,
footman made a mistake in opening
the door. Archbishops and bishops
following the Shah in' a moment
found themselves more or less in a
ring round the two prize fighters.
The bishops hustled back to the re-
ception room, the fight was stopped,
the Shah was angry and disappoint-
edl, and Lord Shaftesbury was heard
shouting: "A prize fight in the gar-
len-of the Queen's palace forsooth!
will denounce you all over the
kingdom!" Mutual explanations fol-
owed, the, matter was set right, we
ent speciall mnrssages to the report-o
,rs to keep it oGit of the preso, and I
was later' On privileged to explain it,
ill to the Queen, who took the mat-
er much more calmly than her Lord
Chamberlain. Once back, however,
inside Buckingham Palace, we all
moothed our ruffled feathers and lis-
ened to.a most gloomy oration ,from
ord Shafte.bury.
The Shah; angry at the interrup-
ion of his prized fight, turned round
o Sir Henry Rawlinson and growled'_
n Persian, "Hang the Christians in
'ersia! Tell them they'll all right."
;awllnson translated that into a very ,
ong, eloquent aud beautiful reply to
he deputation, while doubtless the
disappointed boxers were having a
onsolation scrap in the stables. Lord
haftesbury did not denounce them,
though the Shah's bear leaders lived'
a terror for some days. "The secret
as remained a secret to: the this
a y ." . ; ".' *
The Lord Chamberlain blamed me,
blamed the Shah, the Shah blamed
he equerry, the equerry blamed the
lotm'an, the footman blamed every
ne all round, and we gave the prize
ghters ,5 apiece, with a resolution
written in blood that never would
ny of us again arrange a prize fight,
yen for a Sbah of Shahs, in a roya|
alace garden.-Tit-Bits.

The following story is especially
characteristic of the courage and

determination which won for Admir- f
J Evans the title, "Fighting Bob.". I
In an attack upon Fort Fisher,
ays a writer in Current Literature,
lobert-then Midshipman Evans---r'
as shot. He was hit three timegee-
ore he fell. Then he was s5hV a
>urth time as be lay on the and,
nd he saw the sharpshooter getting
eady for a fifth shot. Bob felt that
he proceedings were becoming mo-
otonous, and he addressed a few
emphatic remarks to that effect to
he sharpshooter. As the remarks
denied insufficient, he did a little
harpshooting himself that ended the
matter. But a worse fate than death
) Bob soon seemed imminent, for he
as taken to the hospital at Norfolk,
nd he overheard the surgeon ill
charge say to his assistant, "Take
oth legs off il the morning." Bob
dipped a revolver under his pillow
,d waited with set teeth for the
prning. He was only eighteen, and
?e felt he had use for those legs.
'hen the assistant came to prepare
im for the operation, Bob at first
protested earnestly, but in vain.
hen he pulled his revolver from un-
er the pillow, and told the doctor
iat it had sly cartridges, and that k
r anybody entered the place with a i
ase of instruments six men would I
i killed before the operation began.
he legs were saved., f

Taking the statistics for the entire
jorld four 'Lnd half,persons to thca
thousand are either deaf, dumb? or9
.entallly"deficient. .. ..

gether with a guilty start, and hur
riedly drew a curtain before the tw
pictures. Then he went to welcome
the anxiously awaited visitors.
"Oh, Dick has bolted," he said
with a somewhat forced laugh, 1i
answer to Ethel's glance of inquiry,
round the studio.
< There was surprise, anger an
consternation ih the girl's voice.
"There was no necessity for that,'
she remarked coldly.
"You misunderstand me," Inter
, rupted Steadman. "Dick has onl3
run down to Manhattan until afte
your decision."
"Poor Dick," murmured Ethel t(
'."Indeed," she said aloud, with z
U contemptuous little pout. "
P Her good nature returned and sh(
\ chatted gayly.
"Now," _sid Jack Steadman, going
over to tW easels and laying hic
hand on th curtain, "will you choos<
D betweent.esd two pictures? Ethel,'
he sa-turning to her aunt, but look-
ing tw the girl, "has promised' to
marry the man whose portrait of her.
'self she chooses."
The old lady bowed, and Ethel
murmured an inaudible assent.
Steadmar drew aside the curtain
with a han4 that shook, despite his
utmost en'deavors.
A simultaneous .burst of admira-
t'oui-ibroke from both ladies.
" They art beautiful! cried the
elder lady. "Lookc at that one,
Ethel! My dear hlld, it is living
likeness o4-oo. ov Ow sweet sIlf."
And Steadm a'm Wace gr, gray,
for she ,olatodfto Halston's picture.
'Far too ,b autiful for ne, aun-
tie," wfhip~tId the girl,, for once
abashAd. f,
But St,;mi, looking at her,
thoughti.rbt 'terly hat it was not love-
ly eudWhi, aqd his breath came short
as the l'aA6,wy thoughts of a few
ni0mtnts )iac6 took shape.
4.W4"1.hift,..oyou choose?" he asked
h.r,in & atWr.bts, hard voice.
,.' Thero waki.a moment of awful sus-
h"pease, then Ethel answered low and
J Anita 'tingly:
"I "I''&Ught to choose that one,"
.Pointin to the unhappy artist's own
-'p~atp-iWai'for it is less beautiful, and,
i' th~ey, must be more like me.,But
pah! -w)th sudden rapture, "I cannot
*44 ptl lpi.t choose this! It is lovely!"
-',,Loveely!" chimed in her aunt.
u'taS look at that rose, dear! Have
1. p.,ever seen anything so exquisite
'If, '.pai n teddy "
:-'*'It is like the one I gave Dick the
other night," faltered the girl.
There was a flush on her cheeks
and a light in her eyes.
"Yes, it is the same," said Stead-
man quietly. "Jobegged it of Dick
-to put in my picture. Its color was
so perfect." ,
"Your picture?"
There was a note of despair In the
girl's voice.
"Yes; Imine."
Had either lady looked they would
have observed the ghastly pallor of
Steadman's face and the tense set of
his mouth,
But the old lady was still lost in
admiration of the painting, and Ethel
had turned aside to hide the sudden
.clouding of he~r eyes'.
"Come, Ethel, we must be going,"
said ller aunt, and she shook hands
warmly with Steadman, saying: 'I
congratulate you heartily on your
great success and also on winning so
sweet a wife. And, you, Ethel, are a
fortunate girl to have won so gifted
' a husband !" ,
Age had dulled her eyes. She did
not notice that anything was amiss
with the girl, and4 neither of them no-
ticed the man.
"Good-Ibye, Etheil!..." .
There was an exultant gleam in
his eye. Mechanically the gfirlheld
out her hand to her future husband.
Her' lips moved, :but no sound ,es-
caped them, and with a slight inclin.-
ation of haer head she followed her
aunt. '' .... '
-\ *
"A telegram, sir.'" ^
T h a n k s ." .. ; '
For a mom~t Dick Halston held
the flimsy envelope in his' fingers,
turning it this tea and that, dread-
ing to open it. _ :s ,'
"What a coward I am!" hA mut-
tered, and with a-sudden resolution
he tore it open. ,-\ *. '- '

At first he wasonly able to grasp
the one word: )"Yours."' Then he
re Id-fEurther: 'I.':.
"Come~to the studio at qnce. Im-
portant." .

"Jack, old B'an! Jack, where aro
you? Where are you?" ..t.
It was Halston's voice calling, as
he looked round the empty studio.
But bo received no answer. Then his
eye's t-mpon a letter addressed to
himself in Steadman's handwriting.
He opened it, wondering what it
meant. *
"Dick," he read,"forgive me! The
teni.p'tation was too great and I fell.
I claimed your picture as mine. Your
love for her will make you under-
stand. But, thank heaven! I repent-
c-d before it was too late. Good-bye,
and forgive me if you can. I'm off
for Europ.- Show her this letter.
And Dick 1I-iston understood and
Sforgave.--New York News.

America's 19,000,000 Newspapers.
A bulletin recently made public at
the Census Bureau, in Washington,
shows 19,624,757 copies of daily
newspapers, or 'one for every four
persons,.are turned out each week
day in the'United States. On Sun-
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521. The total 'amount charged for
advertising in;1905 Was $145,531,-
811. The capital invested in print-
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To 0a-.- the wear of stockings, take
a new piece of wash leather and gum
it Inside the heel\tof shoes, says'the
Pittsburg, Dispatch.' This will, by,
preventing friction, save the heglsfr
the stockings immensely. Mothers
of boys and girls should take advah-
tage of this hint, for it will spare
them many stitches. ^ '

The best food for growing children
Is nuts and fruit. You can raise a
young monkey from youth to old age'
on nuts and fruits, and nuts and
fruits are just as good for, a boy as
they are for a monkey. How a bopy
will, travelqtp find a nut tree, andc
what laborious1. efforts he will. make
to get a few nuts!, These foods con-
tain everything that is required in
th, right proportion.', ,Jweets are
good for children, butcthe te hould^be
sweet fruits, not candles. "

"-Take an old blanket and wash'
blean.:1-1-If ragged at top or bottom
cut it off a little; also darn any thin
places. Buy white cheesecloth at
five cents a yard, about eight yards
being required, according to size o
blanket Sew up breadths, after cut-
ting them the right length, and cover
both sidesof blanket. Tip with red!
or white yarn and buttonhole the
edges also.. You will find It grand
quilt, being soft, warm and .Jight
weight, also, easy to wash, and\will
stay in place better than batting. \

Keep the patient in t a quiet, sunny
room, if possible, with'an open wip-
dow or a fireplace in the room.
Remove all heavy curtains, table
covers, hangings. ,
Keep the temperature just below
seventy degrees.
Have;-s far',4s possible no visible,
evidence of medicine about the room.
Keep the patient scrupulously,
clean and neat.
Allow no perfume of any kind to
be used. i .
While waiting on the sick wear -a
gown that wili wash and felt slippers.
Feed the patient often and arrange
the :food attractively.,
Do not allow wilted flowers to re-
main in:the room.-New York Press.

n a small flat space is limited and'
soiled clothes require attending to,
as they are always in the way; it is
better not to keep them in the bed-
rooms in linen bags or in the tuba,
as there is always an odor from soiledl-
linen which is not healthful. < ,
The best thing to do is to make a
clothes box. This box may be ,built
'under the kitchen window, lined with
zinc or tin, 'and washed out with
scalding water every week. It is in
this way kept sweet and clean, says
.Woman's Life.
If the tin lining, cannot be had,
heavy manila paper will answer the,
purpose. 'This should be removed*
every two :or ,three ,eeks, the box
Washed aud left open to air for a
day and a night. Cover the box with
a light colored chintz or oil cloth to
match the, foot box, and there is a
comfortable and convenient seat.

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Sour Milk Paoncres-Sift together,
one pint flour, ode teaspoonful soda
and a half teaspooiful salt. Add one
pint of sour milki two tablespoonfuls
melted butter angd two well beaten
eggs. Mix, beat well, then bake. i
Cream Sponge Cahoe-lOne cup.
sugar, two eggs (beaten separately-
the whites ane d yolks), two.hrds cup
sweet cream, one and a hanf caps
flour, one teaspoon cream of tartar,
one-half teaspoon soda, lemon to
oplatedrIt cream Is very rich, thin
w dth a little mlek.
'Wheat CakesalThesemay be made
of either sweet .or sour milk, the lat-
ter being the wore tender. For the
seet milk cakes, sift together two
and a half cupfins of flour, ttwo tea-'
spoonfuls bakingupowder and an even
ayespoonful salt. Add one-half cup-
ful melted butter, two beaten eggs
and one pint sweet milk. Mix well
and bake.
Banana Fritters-Peel bananas.
cut into slices half an inch thick, lay,
on plate for an hour, sprinkle -with
sugar and a little lemon juice. Bat-
ter-The yolks of two eggs well
beaten, pinch salt, tablespoon melted
butter, cup milk, teaspoon baking
powder and enough bread flour to
make a stiff batter. Dip the pieces of
banana. in the batter, then fry In deep'
hot fat. Drain, then sprinkle with
powdered sugar and serve.
Date Bread-Make a sponge with
one quart of luk-ewarm water, half
a yeast. cake, one teaspoon salt, one
and one-half pints of flour. Set it to
rise in a warm place. When quite
light and spongy add one-half cup
each of sugar and molasses and sut-
ficient. flour to knead. Work In two
hea pi ng .cupfuls of coarsely chopped
dates, knead and set to rise again.
Whlen light mould irto loaves and
c.-hen w ell i-isen hake 1'or th~ree-quar-
Sters,'of an hourV li a gopqi oven.

waiting here alone."
He rose ard paced the length Of
the studio several times, coming at
last to a standstill before the two
From the canvases a gir 0' ovely
face looked out. In the acttuI jain t-
ing there was little, if anything. to
choose between them; yet, in looking
at the one, you involuntarily waited
for the girl to speak; in the other',
you expected no such thing.
"How on earth did Dick get the
soul into his?" e:cclaimed Steadman
savagely. "It is splendid," he mut-
tered, "splendid!"
He turned abruptly and fell to pac-%
Ing the studio again. The girl's eyes
-. seemed to follow him with a half
mischievous smile at his discomfiture.
He threw himself into a chair with
his back to the pictures. But soon,
. as If against his will, he -had moved
the chair so as to face them again.
"Why doesn't she come?" he cried
fircely, starting to his feet.
Then a demon rose up within him
and whispered:
"What if she chooses his? You
know it is the better. Look at that
rose she holds so carelessly in her
fingers; cau you not, fancy that you
smell its fragrance? Don't you ex-
pect her to step out of the canvas
and speak to you?"
Steadman drew his hand across his
J; b row .. -,
"No one would be the wiser,",,the
voice went On. '"Dick would 'go
abroad at once. Y'oi kfhow lie Swore
lie would. Then something could
happen to the paintings-a fire--
* they Would be destroyed. Better
pluck the'flower that ITe has run
away from!. Hewas not man enough
to. see the game oui T'reachery?
Nonsense! They 'would, never suit'
each other, but you-you could, you
would make her' happy. You feel
that with her at your side you could
do great things---"
He, rushed across the studio to the
paintings standing side by side.
'"I must have you," he cried.
*'** "Ethel!" And the ]o'ely eyes
looked back at him, mischievously,
alluringly. v ;,
-* .,n ,i *
There came a ring from'below, fol-
.lowed by the tread of dain1,
feet ascending the stairs.
Jack Steadman pulled himself tW-

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Brought His Knife Along.
Whenever the penurious manager of
the large store wanted to sharpen
his pencil he would enter the shipping
department and borrow a knife from
one of the boys. Sometimes the boys
did not have their knives with t :n,
but there was one lad, Tomniy Breen,
-who always could be depended upon.
"How is it, Tommy?" asked the
manager one day as ,he whittled his
pencil, "that you always have your
knife with you, and the other boys
Tommy hesitated for a moment,
then gathering courage, said:
"The wages I ,get aren't enough for
me to afford more than one pair of
pants."-Harper's Weekly.

FITBSt.Vitu 'Dance:Nervous Diseases per
manentlycured by Dr. Kline's Great Nerve,
Restorer. 2 trial bottle and treatise free.,
Dr. H. R. lne, I.A.,981 Arch S., Phila., P&a
*"'That fellow over there acts as
though he owned this hotel."
"Insulted you?"
"No. ,He asked me it anything
could be 4one to make me more com.
fortable -Cleveland Press.

I ad of experimenting with rugs and
,strong cathartics-which are clearly harm-
ful-take Nature's Mild laxative, Garfield
Teal It is made wholly of Herbs. For con-
stipation, liver and kidney derangements)
bick-headache, biliousness and indigestiori;

Chapleigh--% waa all bvoke up ovah
a girl once, doncher knoWv.
Miss Knox-Ah, I se0! And some
of the pieces were lost.-Chicago
Daily News.

Itch cured in 80 minutes by Woolfordfi
SanitaryLotion. Never fails, At drggist;-.

"This meat," protested the boarder,
"is overdone."
"Not exactly, it ain't," replied the
waitress; 'it's done over."-Philadel.
phia Ledger.


After Suffering Six Months With Dis1
figuring Red Spots and Pimples-=.
ClearedAway by Outttu-at,
"Cuticura Soap and Ointmitnt are the
greatest remedies for skin diseases oii
earth. I have suffered she motiths from a
disease which I can tot describe, but I will
tell you the symptoms. My skin was full
of red spots and my face was full of red
pimples. It made life miserable for me-
and I was discouraged with everything.
I went to several doctors, but it was use-
less. I resolved to try the Cuticura Reme-
dies, and after using them for about one *
week I became a new man. The pimples
and the red spots have disappeared and
they made my skin as soft as velvet,
Albert Cashman, Bedford Station, N, Y,,
Noy.29, 1905."

,By-Stander -- You have certainly
shown wonderful bravery in having
that man's Tife. Is he a relative of
yours? ,
Hero-Relative? Oh, no. 'But he
owes me $400.-comerville Journal.


Unable to Do Even Housework Be-
cause of Kidney Troubles.
Mrs. Margaret Emmerlch, of Clin-
ton St., Napoleon, O., says: "For
fifteen years I was a great sufferer
.... from kidney trou-
S^ bles. MY back pained
Bs1 me terribly. Every


Trouble Among the Dipsomaniacs in
4 ieldlevUe the Result.
Micbhadi Newmail, aL electridiiant of
2,431 First avenue, wh6o is ficidbidtal-.
ly a skilled ventriloquist, was admit-
ted to the alcoholic ward in Bellevue
Hospital last night. Soon after he
arrived a blodd-cufdling cry of "Help!
Hip!" was heard through th ward.
I.V seemed to come from nowhere fi
l tic p .Dr. Drury, the physicianm
ki. lge, and the nurses made an
&i:Zcus search, but found nothgr.--_..
"It was ce-rTfainly a cry of distress,"
said the doAtor. -4-he nurses thought
o, tb8. 'Newvvan parently was
asl'@ '~*
Presently chro0ie tiftiid s sftraigil-
Kand looked with hopeiful yes
s'e whisper sounded tirofigh

ioivi d fa drink on mi;fi
,the male nritise jfilmied td
Sto pounce on fe
man who wou- make such an offer
-in the ward. I They walked through
the line of cots, but could not trace
the source of the invitation. The
-ward settledd down to auiet again.
iPr esently Alow tretibling roar not
ijniiike tilat of ai cutb lion wa heard.
"i've got 'ra," mnoaned oft patients
covering his Jhead with t i d het-.
Again a search was nde 6f learn
-Me cause of the noise, but without rd.-
Soon the faint yet certain crow of a
rooster was heard, followed by the
wail of a cat. Nurses and orderlies
searched under the cots and in the
elosetf, .but found neither cat nor
"I'm bleeding to death," seutiied
a shrilll voic i' tt& a While. It
brought the nursedS aid o fdeflis to
their feet in a hurry, thoroughly air-
gry this time. .While they w'6
searching one of *the nurses looked
into Newman's face -and saw that
he was quivering with suppressed
laughter. Under examination New-
mran confessed that he was a ventrilo-
quist and the author of the noises his
offense Was overlooked.-New York,

Its. Lightifig Property Watis ioVe66ed
By A 8cot0fimati.-
Soof tAftef Arkand invented his
lamp, William Murdock, a Scottish in-
ventor, showed ,the world a new way
of lighting a house. It had lofg been
known that fat -or coal, when heated,
gives oft a vapor or gas which burns
with a bright light. Indeed, it is al-
ways a gas that burns and not a hard
substance. In the candle or in the
lamp the flarni. heats the oil which
comes up to iii0t through the wick and
r.hus causes the oi1 to give off a gas.
It is this ga that burns and gives the
light. NOW.. Murd.icl:, in 1798, put
thiss pfincipie *t6 a good 1se. He heat.
ed coal in a i0rf vessels, and allowed .
the gas which w-a driven off to pass
through mains and tubes to different
parts of his" house. Whenever he
wanted a light "he let the gas escape
at the end of the tube in a small jet
and lighted it. Here- was a Ilamp
without a wickl. Murdock soon ex-
tended h;'s gas pipes to his factories
und lighted them ivith gas. As soon
as it was lnarned how to make gas
cheaply, and conduct it. safely frorn
house to house, while cities were res-
cued from darkne.-s by the new l-
luminant.-St. Nicholasq,.

Gunner-Is there an exclusive circle
in this town?
Guyer-I should say so. The mem-
bers are as cold and Idistant as the
north pole.
Gunner-Ah, it must be something
of an arctic c.'i'cle.-Chicago Daily
N\ ws.


Bacon-Neah had his troubles, 1
Egbert-Oh, yes; but-he didn't have
to bore an artesian well to get fresh
vnaterl-Ycrnkers Statesman.

While no woman is entirely free
from periodic sSuffer!ug, it does not
....... -^R^N^ seem to, be the plan \pf nature that
women satluld suffer s'o severely. Ir-
S regularities .ad paiA ;are positive
S^ evidence thau sometlAing is wrong
-, which should be set ri'Tht or it will
lead to serious derawge ment of the
)' feminine organism.
SpThousands of wo=u, have
Y t ~found relief from allt A" odic suf-
[ y, ... fering by taking Lyia rE. Pink-
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S^ V' is made from native rots, a.nxtlherbs,
as it is the most thorough female
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MISS ADELAIDE NICHOLS t es" the eonditic" 'hich
Mc ADELAIDE NICOL auses o much discomfort apd xobs
ttih period of its terrors. Women who are trPubled with painfuoar, 1ir-
reltlar f ncetions should tke immediate action to ward off the seo,'s
, 6Aseqtteies anid be restored to health and strength by taking

Lydia E Pinkham'sVegetable Comnipound
Miss Adelaide Jibols of Weet 22nd Street, New York City,-
writes:-Dear Mrs, PinlhiSn:-"lf upmen., who suffer wcOild only rely
upgn Lydia E. Pinkham's Vecetlable Compopnd their troubles would be
quickly alleviated. I feel greati3y bdebted qor the.relief and health
which has been brought to me by youef ioestimiable remedy. "
Lydia E. Pianhan'A Vegetable Compouid cure-s Female Complaints
such as Falling and Ine'slacements, and Orga-i DiseOses. Headache.
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Women, ru-,0.r g from any form of male weakness are invited to
Wfite Mrs.Pink ha mt Lynn,Mass.From the symptoms given, thl" routee
may be lc(atea nd hie qniulvkest and surest way ofrecoveryadvi,. .

But She Never Had Sulphur In Such
Convenient Form as This.
'Yourpbandmother used Sulphur as her
Favorite household remedy, and so did her
grandmother. Sulphur has been curing skin
and blood diseases for a hundred years.
SBut in the old days they had to take
powdered sulphur. Now Hancock's Liquid
Sulphur gives it to you in the best possible
form and you get the full benefit.
Hancock's Liquid Sulphur and Ointment
quickly cure Eczema, Tetter, Salt Rheum
,and al( Skin Diseases. It cured an ugly
ulcer tor Mrs. Ann W. Willett, of Wash-
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Taken internally, it purifies the blood
and clears the complexion. Your druggist
sells it.
Sulihur Booklet free, if you write Han-
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Even the dignified man would rath.-
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The Small B e e, Of aint
who takes care itH'a-the-butch
Boy trade mark, shown below
appears on every keg of whi
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Has many aches and pains caused by
weaknesses and falling, or other displace-
ment, of the pelvic organs. Other symp-
toms of female weakness are frequent
headache, dizziness, imaginary specks or
dark pots floating before the eyes, gnawz
I ng sensation in stomach, dragging or
I),aring down in lower abdominal or pelvic
Tiegion, disagreeable drains from pelvic
organs,faint spells with general weakness.
If ay considerable number of the above
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tht WlHlve quicker relief or a more per-
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, years of cu J Is the most potent
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habit-forming drugs. Its ingredients are
all printed on the bottle-wrapper and at-
teated under oath as correct.
! Every Ingredient entering into "Fa-
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You cannot afford to accept any medicine
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Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the
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Linseed Oil are
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-" The Age Limlt.
President McCrea of the Pennsyl-
vania Railroad has acted wisely and
commendably in raising the age limit
at which men nmay enter the employ
of his company from 35 to 40 years.,
There was never a more senseless
notion than that which would limit
the age of efficient service to 60 or
even 65. 'Many of the strongest men
In public and business life are over
t0, and some of them are beyond 70.
P arragut was 60 at the beginning of
the Civil War, and Oyama was over
63 at the outbreak of the war between
Japan and Russia. Hayrn .wrote his
oratorio, "The Creation," after he was
67, Goethe finished his "Faust" at 82
and Humbold.t his "Cosmos" at 76."
Among grand old men in the annals
of American statesmanship it is suffML
cient to mention the names of George
F. Hoar, John Quincy Adams and
Thaddeus Stevens. Henry Ward
Beecher never ,preached better than
in the last year of his life. J. Pierpont
Morgan and H. H. Rogers, both over
60, do not yet begin to show sign's of
senility, and Mark Twain is still "cut-
tlin.g up," though past 70.-Leslie's

"They say Miss AHingham's mother
used,to. be a grand opera chorus girl."
"Used to be? Why, isn't she yet?
Did she meet a Pittsburg millionaire?"
-Chicago lRecord-Herald.

St. Paul Park Incident.

"After drinking coffee for break-
fast I always felt lanquid and dull,
having no ambition to get to my
morning duties. Then in about an
hour or so a weak, nervous derange-
ment of the heart and stomach would
come over me with suchI force I
would frequently have to lie down.
"At other times I had severe head-
aches; stomach finally became affect-
ed and digestion so impaired that I
had serious chronic dyspepsia and'
constipation. A lady, for many years
State President of the W. C. T. IT.,
told me she had been greatly bene-
fited by quitting coffee and using
Postum Food Coffee; she was trou-
bled for years with asthma. She
said it was no cross to quit coffee
. when she found she could have as
delicious an article as Postum.
"Another lady, who had been trou-
bled with chronic dyspepsia for years,
found immediate relief on ceasing
coffee and beginnhig Postum twice a
day. She was wholly cured. Still
another friend told me that Postum
Food Coffee was a Godsend to her,
her heart trouble having been re-
,lieved after leaving off coffee and
taking on Postum.
"So many such cases came to my
notice that I concluded coffee was
the cause of my trouble and I quit
and took up Postum. I am more
than pleased to say that my days of,
trouble have disapDeared. I am well,
and.- happyy" "There's a Reasoli."
Read, "The Road to Wellville," .n
g -... .

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turn or move caused.
sharp, shooting
pains. My eyesight
was poor, dark ,pots


S' appeared before me,
and I had dizzy
spells.' For ten years
I could not do housework, and for
two years did not get out of the
house,: The kidney secretions were
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They saved my life."
Sold by all dealers. 5)' cents a box.
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Hammer Oldest Implement. .
The hammer, besides being a tol
of universal use, Is probably the old-
es.t representative of I a mniechanicL's
tool ki-t. The-bammer was originally
a stone,fastened to a handle with
thongs. A.nd, it was as useful as a
weapon 4 a tool.
Hammers are repres-uted on the
monumentss of Egypt twenty centuries
before our era. They greatly resem-
ble the hammer now in use, save that
,t'rere were no claws on the back for
the extraction of nails. Claw ham-
mers were invented some time during
the Middle Ages. Illuminated manu-
scripts of the eleventh century repre.
sent carpenters with claw hammers.
Hammers are of all sizes, from the
dainty instruments used by the jewel.
Jer, which weigh less than half an
ounce, ,to the .gigantic fifty ton ham-
mer of ,shipbuilding establishments,
some of which have a falling force of
from ninety to 100 tons. Every trade
has its own hammer and its own way
of using-it.-Baltimore Sun.

"Rev. Sixthly is always thinking up
some way to fill the church with wo-
men," says the friend. "He argues
that if he gets them to come they
will bring their husbands with them.',
"Not bad reasoning, that.",
"No, indeed. Why, last Easter he
had nearly the whole town to hear
him preach."
"He dd?"'
"Yes. He announced that instead of
passing the usual plates for.. the col-
lection, pattern bonnets from the
leading milliners would be substi.
,tuted."--.ife. .... _


"He who borrows an automobile
borrows trouble." remarked the Ob-
" server of Events and Things.-You.
kers Statesman.

How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollar-. Rt
'for any case ot Catarrh ,hat ennL,
cured by Hall 'a Catarrh ure.
F. J. C'HENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We. the u- derqigted, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
him perfectly honorable in 0 -) Ui
transactions 'and financially ab
out any obligations made by their
W EST & T RUAX, W wholesale la. b.
Toledo, 0.
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Ilall'sCatarrh 'Cure is taken internal c
ing directIly upon thehloodand mucuouitr-
faces of the system. Testimonials nent irce.
Price, 75c. per bottle. Soldl-.yall Druggists.
Take Hall's FanmiT'ills for constipation.

Real merit manages to 'et itself dis,
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