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TUB 20BW AKE, POBTIiAND. OREGON.
Nausea between tnculi, bolching, vom
iting, flatulonco, fits of nervous head
ache, pain in tho stomach, are all
symptoms of dyspepsia, and the longer
it Is neglected the harder it is to cure it.
Radically and permanently euro it
strengthen and tone- tho stomach and
other digestive organs for tho natural
performance of their functions.
Accept no substitute for Ilood's.
I "I had dyspepsia twenty-flve years and
took different medicines bnt got no help
until I began taking Ilood's Sarsaparllla.
Have taken four bottles of this medicine
and can now cat almost anything, sleep
well, hare no cramps In taj stomach, no
burning and no dlstross.T Mas. Wiiliam
G. mnnrrr, 14 Olney St., Providence, It. I.
Hood's Saraaparllla promises to
ours and keoos tho promlso.
Preotons Stones In Amerloa.
"It ! a little strange," said Irving.
L. Russell, "that tho United States,
so far nhead in national resources of
every other part of the globe in all
essential things, should bo so deficient
as a producer of precious atones. I
am of the opinion that there will bs
a big discovery some day of tho most
valued gems, probably in some out
of the way corner of the land.
"I do not mean to intimate that ws
are exactly destitute of fine stones, but
that those found arc mostly of inferior
quality as compared with the output
of tho old mines. In North Carolina
a good many emeralds and rubles and
sapphires nre to be had, but they aro
not of sufficient valuo to warrant cut
ting. Some very fine pearls have been
taken out of tho shells picked up in
the streams of Arkansas, and at one
tltno the search for them down llicro
amounted to n craze. Pearls, by tho
way, havo gone up in price from 200
to 800 per cent in recent years.
"A great many scml-prcclous stones
arc mined in California, tho turquoise
found out there being especially beau
tiful, but lacking In hardness. Tour
malines also cotno from California in
abundance. Washington Post.
There's a lot of music In 'cm tho hymns of long ago
And when some gray-haired brother sings the ones I used to know,
I sorter want to tako a hand! I think of days gone by,
"On Jordan's stormy banks I stand and cast a wistful eye!"
There's a lot of music in 'em those dear, sweet hymns of old
With visions bright of land of light, and shining streets of gold;
And I hear 'cm singing singing where mcm'ry dreaming stands,
"From Greenland's ley mountains to India's coral strands."
An' so I love the old hymns, and when my time shall come,
Ueforo tho light has left me, and my singing lips nre dumb,
If I can hear 'em singing them then I'll pass without a sigh
To "Canaan's fair and happy land, where my possessions lie."
The Cooking Club.
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THE PALE BLUE CASHMERE GOWN
f'T 1 I ITTTTTTI
X-H-l-1 1 H.i.H-H-H-H H-t-4.
Poor Fcoblo (nboiit to bo operated
on for appendicitis) Doctor, boforo you
begin, I wish you would send and have
our pastor, tho Itcv. Mr. Harps, coino
Dr. Cutter- Certainly, If you wish it,
"I'd Ilk to be opened with prayor."
How to Keep Mouse.
With all tho luxuries and pleasures
of this llfo, ita big enjoyments and its
smaller comforts, thoro is nn offset or
antithesis which wo havo to contond
with in tho form of aches and pains.
In some wny and by some means ovory ' Mothers will And Mrs. WInslows'a Soothing
one has a touch of thorn In some form fitf'"0
may be, tho risk is that thoy will grow
to something greater and rack tho sys
tem with constant torture. There is
nothing, thoroioro, of this kind that wo
hae a right to trillo with. Taken in
time, tho worst forms of aches and
pains aro easily subdued and curod by
tho froo nso of St. Jacobs Oil. No
well regulated household ought to bo
without a bottlo o( this great remedy
for pain. It is tho specific vlrtuo of
penetration in St. Jacobs Oil that car
ries it right to tho pain spot and effects
a prompt euro oven In tho most painful
cases of Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciat
ica, Lumbago. You want it also in
tho house at all times for hurts, cuts
and wounds, and the houso that always
has It keeps up a sort of iusuranco
Can Von Conjugnto tho Word Kiss.
Richard Grant White, tho eminent
philologist, was asked onco upon a
tltno to conjugoto tho verb "kiss." lis
believed nnd maintained that English
is a grammnrless tongue, henco ho felt
no compunction when ho gave this:
"Buss, to kiss; re-bus, to kiss again;
plurlbus, to kiss without regard to
number; nyllybus, to kiss the hand in
stead of tho lips; blunderbuss, to kiss
tho wrong person; omnibus, to kiss
every ono In the room; crcbus, to kits
in the dark."
Undo Sam's Coffee mil.
It Is estimated that tho people of tho
United States drink 1,000,000,000 gal
lons of coffco in the courso of a year,
at a cost of about 10 cents per gallon.
Tito Importing cost of tho rcqulslto
quantity of coffee borrios for this sup
ply at 7 cents a pound, Is about $7G,
000,000. From this it appears that
preparation, package, distribution nnd
dealers' profits nmko tho prices to tho
consumer about doublo tho Importing
H..1.,H"H.H,H' H M1i.H.-H--H"tii1i.ti
Tholr Vary Dest,
Real Eatato Agent Vou really
ought to buy tho house. Now, If you
and your wife will only discuss tho
Pcckham Oh, that's out of tho
question. Wo never discuss things.
Tho most wo can over do is dlsputo
about thorn. Philadelphia Press.
V.. H. .Tnrl.nn nllnn fl. R. Mnrirnn.
nto., taking subscriptions for Munsoy'a j
and Seattle star Is a faker. Subscrlbo
thiough authorized Star agent. Above
reward for causing his arrest.
No Mora Orphans.
Rlshop Potter admitted at a dinner
tho otlier night that ho had fallen Into
tho habit of asking his wlfo what ho
should speak about if called upon at
any public function.
"My wlfo told me Oils evening," ho
said, "that sho would llko to havo mo
correct a rumor that lias boon going
around to the effect that sho Intended
to glvo up her houso to an orpuun
"'Tell tho guests at dinner, If you
say anything,' sho bade mo, 'that It is
not so. I havo already taken In ono
orphan, and I do not propono to admit
any mors into my houso, if I can help
II his study table, leaning on his
elbow, his usually busy pen held
idly between his lingers. lie gaeed
far over tho plains, a tranceMko cxprcs
slon In his thoughtful eyes; ho bcllovcd
that the tlmo was coming when tlioso
plains would be peopled, and, with tho
hopefulness which made his mission
ary llfo beautiful, ho seemed to see
tho church leading, inspiring and min
istering to these people. Already he
had visions of a school wherein his
own wlfo should bo tho ruling spirit;
visions of a hospital, a guild-house and
club-rooms, whore these savages might
grow loss savage. Kvcn tho fact that
thus far only one poor llttlo wooden
church building was to bo found in
many miles did not in tho least inter
fere with his dreams.
How long ho might have dreamed,
no one knows, but ho was recalled by
a delicious voice calling In to him:
"I am twenty-two inches around tho
waist, John, nnd my skirt length is
forty-three. Vou know you asked mo
"Sure enough," he answered, with a
llttlo Btart, taking up tho tnpellnu
which lay conspicuously on his desk.
"I must get that letter off to-day; but
I'd hotter moasuro you myself. You
probably measured with a string.
That's the femlnlno way, I believe."
Ills wife camo in, feather duster in
baud, nnd ns ho drew tho line about
her waist, ho dropped a kiss upon her
"I hope they will send something
Mrs. Lawrence burst Into laughter.
"Tho idea of anything pretty in n
missionary box, John! Who over heard
moved nnd had her being in black
things and brown things, and nil
things that wouldn't show dirt Oh,
dcarl but blessed afterthought!
wouldn't sho rather lie the wife of
John Lawrence, In black brllllantlncs
and brown surges, than anybody elso
In tho world?
For bronchial trouMes try Tito's Curs
for Consumption, It Is a good cough
medicine. At druggists, price 25 cents.
A Russian lieutenant gets about $200
a year, a captain about $300 and a
Deafness Cannot Ho Cured
br local applications m ther cannot reach tho
dlwMed portion o( ttio oar. 1 liote li only ono ,
way lo cure cloaltun, and that N br conatttu
tlonal remedies. Doafiivii la cauit a br an In-
iianu-ticonuiiiunol mo mucous lining of the
Kuilachtan Tut. hen this tubo la inllamod
you havo a rutnlillng sound or lmnorfect hear
ing;, and when It la outlrolr oloaeU, Deafnost la
the rosult, and union the fnllammatiou can ha
taken out and tlila tube ro.totod to Ita normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
ulnoiaaesoutof ten aro cauaod by Catarrh,
which la nothing but au I nil awed condition of
Wo will give One llundrod Pollars for any
eat of I)f allien (oRiued hy catarrh) that can.
noi t curon ujr nairi uaiarrn taint,
V. J. OHKNKr A CO., Toledo, O.
Bold br nrugglMi, 76c.
Hall's Fatuity lllla are the best.
It the wlfo isn't boss during tho
honeymoon she doesn't amount to
much as a ruler.
Perrin's Pile Specific
The INTERNAL REMEDY
No Case Exists It WW Not Car
Tho Wrong Girl.
Miss Passay (with affected Indig
nation) Mr. Iluggard caught mo in
tho dark hall last uvonlug and kissed
Miss Pepprcy Oh, I wouldn't blamo
Miss Passay Why shouldn't I
Miss Pepprey You say the hall was
dark; it was undoubtedly an accident.
"Is It true tint Uncle 'Ila&tus has got
do lung trouble, like I heard?" asked
Mrs. Jackson, anxiously, for Uncle
'Rastus was a valued member of tho
"True! I reckon It's true," said Aunt
'Stasia, with a sort of sorrowful pride,
"Do troublo's been chasing back and
fo'th among two or threo ob his lungs
for dose two Ins' mouths, and dls mo'ii
lug do doctor said It 'peared like anoth
er ono was gwluo to bo affected 'Josh he
could Unci ttoiiio more pow'ful remedy."
WIVE OAMK IN, KKATUEIl DU8TEU
FA a.wAsSl Xt,-m-Xm-WXmn
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LIKE A SPONGE,,
Somo of tho most stubborn diseases enter
into the system through the pores of tho fkin.
Like a sponge, it absorbs polEons of various
kinds, which aro taken up by tho little blood
vessels uuiicuui wiu minute ui mo uuuv, UI1U w5j5,'-K'iJ iftii. '
emptied into the crcat current of the blood. tff3tta&s
Tho juices of poison oak and other noxious
wild plants nercolato through the skin like water through a sponge, are
token into tho circulation, breaking out, afresh each season, nnd linger
ing on for years unless antidoted and driven out of the system.
Dy Poisoning among tiio otnployes'of dyo houses, and from wear
ing colored under-clothing and hosiery, is of frequent occurrence
and dangerous to health,
causing boils and sores and roiBOtf oat AND ITS BMBOTS.
ntVior nt-imtinna Ovsr flftesn rears asro Z was poisoned with Pol-
Otner eruptions. aon Oak. I tried, remedy after remedy without
Workers In lead, brass jattlng- relief. Horea broke out over my body and
and other metals ars often on my tonsue, afXeotlng-the Untns of mysnouth.
ana otner meiais urs ouch Viufiy mbav m y(lr wy doot0r told me to
poisoned by the chemicals try 8. a, s.. whlob. I did. After taking thres
and arida used in nolish- bottles all tba sores disappeared, aud I havs not
ftna aCIUS usea in po'J bsen bothered slnea, andTfeelmuoh IndebUd to
tng, and the dutt and til- your valuable medlolna for ao prompt and oom-
intra anttlincr unon the akin Plete curs. X am oortaln that 8. B. B. will do au
ings settling upon tno sain, j u cUlB,d for tt ta ni00d dlaeases.
and which find their way Danville, Ky. OOM. o'BKYAir.
through tho pores into tho
blood, followed by inflammation, swelling and the most obstinate sores.
Blood Poison, tho vilest of all human diseases, is often con
tracted through shaking the hand or handling the clothing or other arti
cles used by ono infected with this dangerous poison. Tho deadly virus
.. finding its way through the pores of tho
skin, contumitintest lie blooit ana prouuecs
fearful ulcers, eruptions and blotches.
The diseases that enter the system by
absorption or through the pores are as
dccp-scatcd and dangerous as any brought
on bv internal causes, and cannot be
.....1...1 t.l. a.lv. mans or other external remedies. The blood and then sho smiled at tho absurdity
must bo purified and a healthy circulation established before getting of siucU rcjuest from n missionary's
?..? . ". 55" r Vu- ...- 3 R R. R art. unon tho blood, rlddintr it wlf- "Imagine tho cousteruatlon that
of tho original poison and restoring it to a healthy, normal condition.-
8, S. S. is guaranteed entirely vegetable, an unrivaled blood puri-
-. .a !,- .f of 11 tonics. With all impurities removed from tho
Wood, the sores and eruptions disappear from the skin. Write us should tnlnfiaT Aml wouId 8ha over have
you desire medical advice or any information about your case; this will any BKaluT nor trousseau was long
ostyou nothing JNC 9WKT 2PCmC CO; ATUUtTAt GA K exhausted, and now she lived and
of It? It's agnlust the naturo of
things. Perhaps it's wicked, but I
havo sometimes thought that they
made them ns ugly ns possible. Do
you remember tho snuff-colored dress
lug Juckut with the black fringe?"
"Wasn't that pretty?" he queried. "I
always thought It was very elegant, ex
capt when tho fringe dipped in tho cof
"Vou dear dreamer! You don't know
what Is pretty. You don't nee anything
but your beloved Suudny school and
night classes and sick nrople. A rlieu-
matlc old Indian woiuuu is beautiful to
you if "
"If hIio Is a Christian! Yes, I admit
It," ho suld, gently; "till of God's crea
tures are beautiful to me, and one of
them most beautiful," and ugnln he
gave tier a loving caress und resumed
"Sheets, pillow cases, strcot suit for
my wife, clerical suit for self, over
coat I hate to ask for that, but It is
such a necessity hi this bleak liuul."
Ho road oneo again the friendly let
tor, iu which lie had boon urged to
make known all his munis, assuring
him that thoy would bo supplied, so
far as possible by a branch of the
These boxes, which had so irked the
prldo of mniiy n missionary, never of
fended John InwrtMico. Ho gnvu llttlo
thought to self. Ills Dlvluo Muster had
lived on nlms, and his own horizon
wus too rich, too broad, for any petty
sgollsm to croato even a speck upon
It; but ho sometimes reflected with re
gret. Ills wlfo keenly disliked this
phnso of missionary life, lie could
not forget nt times, that ho hnd taken
her from a luxurious home; but hnd
ho not given her a greator opportunity
to do Ood's work? and was she not do
ing It sweetly and uncomplainingly. Ho
would try to bellovo that she did not
In the meantime, Mrs. Inwrcnco was
dusting tho sitting room, and she hnd
como to a standstill before a little
ivory miniature of herself, tho price
of which would almost have paid for
everything In tholr modest homo. It
was made ten years before, when she
had Just tlnlshcd school and was arch
ly charming in that dainty gown. How
becoming It was, and how much ho
had a dm I ret I her in ttl
"Alice, is there anything elso you
want? Wo are to mention everything
wo need, ami they will supply us as
far ns po&slblo."
"Yes," she called, a little sarens
tlenlly, "pleaso tell them I need very
much a palo bluo cashmore gown:"
would create," sho thougfht, "if he
really would nsk for mich a thing."
Sho replace! tho mlnlaturo with a
sigh. Was it a crimo to love pretty
Tho president of St Mary's Auxil
iary was rapping loudly for order. She
was reading a letter saying that tho
Rev. John Lnwrenco would bo deeply
grateful for a suit, an overcoat, etc.
It was when she camo to tho overcoat
that tho confusion nroso; for one lady
had a practically new ovorcoat which
her present coachman, being stout,
could not wear. It was exactly the
Rev. Mr. Lawrence's size, but, bolng
a surtout, she questioned whetbor It
would bo tho correct thing for clerical
wear. The cntlro auxiliary sot Itsolf
to argue this point, when the president
"Ladles, wo can discuss this matter
later. Let me. finish reading this let
ter. "Where was I? 'Sheets, pillow
cases, tnblo linen, and' what is this
a palo bluo cashmere gownl' "
A palo blue cashmere gown! Ilnd
sho asked for an automobile coat tho
request could not havo produced more
surprise. There was a deep silence,
liven tho president found nothing to
say for some time.
"A llttlo unusual," she finally said.
"Well, I never hnd a pale blue cash
mere gown In my life," gasped somo
'Tale blue! So perishablo!" another
"And cashmere! So out of stylo!" a
"Sho must be somo poor llttlo coun
try soul," tho secretary said.
"Well, whoover she is, she ought to
ho reprimanded. Tho idea of such
worldllncss in n missionary's wlfol"
"Ho should have known bettor than
to havo asked for it!"
"The idea of our money going for n
paio blue caslimoro gown!"
So tho comments wont around, till
everybody had had hor say; somo of
tliom Had had two or three "says," and
they wero seemingly gasping for
breath to say something even more se
vere, when a bombshell fell in their
"Why shouldn't she have a pnle bluo
enshmero gown? Sho Is probably a
young woman, and maybo has not a
slnglo pretty thing! Oh, gracious!"
and tho speaker grow so cnergotlc that
sho nroso and stood facing them, her
faco rosy with excitement "I havo
helped with box aftor box In this so
ciety, and never hnve I seen a really
pretty thing go into ono of thorn! Thoy
are so deadly practical. How it will
wear, how It will wash, whother it will
show dirt I sympathize with this
woman away out there among those
Indians, dependent on us hard-hearted
things for tho little sho wants. God
knows," Bhe added, oven more earn
estly, "where they get tho grace to sus
tain them In their work! As for this
gown" hor voice trcmblo a llttlo "lot
us glvo It to her. Cashmore is cheap,
nnd Just Imnglno hor pleasure; and do
you know, 1 think a pretty gown would
have a cheerful effect on both herself
mid her husband. Perhaps it might
even convert a fow more Indians!" Sho
sat down, a little embarrassed by tho
feeling sho hnd shown.
"Wo might mako her n mother hub
hard, If jou aro so bent on it," somo
ono said, doubtfully. "Made up plain
ly it would not cost much."
"Hut it mustn't be a mother hub
hard. I wouldn't doom oven n woman
living among tho Indians to that! If
wo send it nt all, let it bo pretty. Let
us put our hearts Into It and mako it a
beautiful surprlsj for her. Sho will
probably expect something ugly, If sho
expects It at nil."
"I don't know why wo should dis
criminate this wny in favor of Mrs.
John Itwrencc, We havo never doue
tt before." A sovero volco threw a
damper on tho proceedings.
"Mrs, John Lawrenco," echoed nn
other; "pray let me see that letter. Mrs.
John Lawreuco wns nn honor student
In my class at college In 1800, and I
belIoo I am safe in saying that there
is no one hero who could surpass her
in either Intellect or beauty. I remem
bor tiow that she married a missionary
enthusiast and went out to those wilds
chserfullv" The speaker crossed the
room rapidly mnl approached the advo
cate of the bluo gown.
"I will gladly help you with the
gown, nnd no will make it beautiful
as a dream."
How quickly the idea became infec
tious! Kverjbody offered to do some
thing or to ghe Hometblng! It was al
most as delightful as dress ng a dqll!
St Mary's Auxiliary had turned out
many a box, but never bad anything
aroused such interest as this now bit
of work. It became a fad; with Its
silken linings, Its dainty frills of laco,
its "fagoting" and exqulslto accessor
ies, tho beautiful Empire gown lay
complete. The Auxiliary women who
wore packing tho box stopped frequent
ly to admire and almost to caress It
"I bate to see it go," said tho secre
tary, "It has done us more good than any
thing we ever did. What a lovely Idea
It was!" the treasurer sold. "I don't
begrudge tho money at ail."
"Let me fasten this In." Some ono
bent over the gown and tacked in a
little sachet of violet
"And I must slip this handkerchief
Into its bosom;" another deftly tucked
an embroidered kerchief into Its folds.
"I have written this note to my dear
old friend, and have told her what a
pleasnre this has been;" snd the note,
too, was pinned to the blue gown. And
ao, with little final adjustment and
pats of admiration, the blue gown, soft
and rustling and enveloped in whits
tissue paper, wns put into its individ
ual box, and shipped away, with more
practical things, to the land of the
Indians and the plains.
Mrs. Lawrence camb home some
what discouraged from her sewing
school ono afternoon, to find her house
In great disorder. Everything was
covered with clothes it seemed. The
box had come, and her husband had
lost no time in opening it The street
suit for which she had asked confront
ed her from the bookcase; dark, neat
and serviceable. Sho examined it with
enthusiasm. "They were so good,
weren't thoy, John?"
"Good! My dear, the Auxiliary Is al
ways good. Now, don't say anything
about your brown sack with the black
fringe! The Auxiliary well, you know
what I think of it! Sco! They havo
sent us everything, even to tho last
Udng on tho list your blue cashmere
gownl" He handed her tho box.
"My pale blue cashmere gown! John
Lflwrencel You didn't really wrlto
that did you? Oh, what must they
havo thought?" Sho sank Into a chair,
pale and distressed.
"I think the dress tells what they
thought" He lifted tho delicate gar
ment as if it were a baby.
"Silk! Lace! Perfume! A train!
John, I can't bcllevo it Is mine! And
I can't help crying! I didn't mean It.
I said it in a half-Joking, half-cynical
way, nover thinking you would ask
for it I wouldn't have dared to ask
for it and see how they have repaid
me for my unfaith! Everything is so
beautiful, so dainty! There's so much
lovo in it, John I That's what touches
mo. It means the love of women who
saw In mo only a servant of God.
When you write, tell them this means
more to mo than anything thnt ever
Lnto thnt night she sat wltli her old
friend's note. She hud written a long,
hcnrt-full letter. Sho turned to her
husband with moist eyes:
"I don't believe I over told yon be
fore, John; but It Is very sweet to bo
a missionary's wife." Living Church,
I HELPING CLARA.
Condemned by Many Bankers am an
Aid to ForKery.
"Docs tho vertical system of hand
writing, as taught in the public schools
of Ualtlmorc, make forgery easy?"
The abovo question Is being discuss
ed by a largo number of financiers nnd
citizens generally since the statement
wns made by John W. Marshall at
this week's meeting of tho Old Town
Merchants and Manufacturers' Asso
ciation, that a member of the school
board hnd snld thnt, in his opinion,
the teaching of vertical handwriting
was breeding a raco of forgers.
Interviews with a dumber of presi
dents of prominent national banks and
trust compaules showed thnt the opin
ion among llnnuclers and men who
have to do with the cashing of checks
is that tho teaching of an exactly uni
form system of writing to tho pupils
of the public schools, to say tho least
of it docs mako forgery an easy mat
ter. "The principal safeguard that finan
cial Institutions tiow have in cashing
checks presumably drawn by custom
ers," said one of these gentlemen, "Is
tho individuality in tho handwriting.
Every man has certain peculiarities in
the style and manner in which he signs
bin name or writes on n check which
enables the payee of the check who is
fnmlllnr with tho hnndwrltlng to tell
nt a glanco If the writing Is that of
tho person it purports to be. Of course,
there aro expert forgers who can du
plicate any hnndwrltlng, but it is an
extremely difficult urt, nnd very fow
aro suftlclcutly expert to avoid detec
tion iu somo discrepancies by a care
ful paying teller,
"Let n generation bo taught, how
ever, to wrlto in a style thnt Is exact
in its every line, and every pupil of
tho public schools becomes able to re
produce with exactness tho handwrit
ing of any other pupil. If any one
wll take tho trouble to compare the
writing of two or more pupils In tho
snmo clnss In any of tho public schools
of Baltimore, it will bo found thnt tho
writing Is Identical In character, nnd
that there aro nhsolutoly no distin
guishing marks." Raltlmnro Suu.
When the May baby and tho June
baby got well acquainted they ex
"My milk conies from a certified
cow," said tho May baby.
"So does mine," said the June baby.
"It Is milked by a man in a white
suit.with sterilized hands, through ab
sorbent cotton, and kept at a temper
ature of forty-five degrees."
"So is mine."
"It is brought to me In a prophy
lactic wagon, drawn by a modified
"So is mine."
"Then how in thunder do you man
age to be so fat and well?" '
The June baby winked slyly.
"I chew old paper and the corners
of the rugs and anything I can find
that is dirty, and in that way I manage
to maintain the bacterial balance
which is essential to health," he said,
Tho May baby laughed long and
"So do I," sold he.
The mommas heard the goo-goolng,
but they assigned to it only the usuul
fantastic significance, Jt was Just as
Arithmetic is not Clara's forte. But
this does not trouble her greatly. If
she cannot solve the problems In her
dally lesson her mother can, and Clara
believes that parents who make chil
dren study arithmetic against their
will should bs responsible for their
examples. Mrs. Hamilton usually
gives up her evenings to Clara's arith
metic; but not long ago, the Chicago
News says, sho came short one prob
lem because Mr. Bond, tho president
of the baking-powder company with
whlcu Mr. Hamilton was connected,
was visiting them and had to bo enter
tained. After dinner that evening Clara's
eyes were so red that her father asked
her if sho had got something in them.
"No," said Clara, beginning to cry
again. "Mama couldn't get ono of
those old examples, and now I'll have
to stay In at recess to-morrowl"
"Don't cry!" exclaimed her father.
"I'll get it for you. Excuso me a min
Then be followed Clara from the
room, and went Into a close session
with tho problem.
Mm. Hamilton and Mr. Bond dis
cussed every subject under tho suu
whllo they waited for Mr. Hamilton
to return. At last they heard him in
tho adjoining room throw down tho
book and declare that tho answer in
tho back was wrong. The man who
wroto the book did not know what ho
was about that was nil.
"No, pnpn," piped Clnrn. "Teacher
said tho answer was right"
Now Mr. Bond had more than onco
in his district school-days been pro
nounced a "born mathematician. He
promptly offered to work tho problem
for Clara, and the dog-eared arithme
tic was turned over to him. After a
quarter of an hour, during which only
his hard breathing disturbed the quiet
of the room, he announced that the
problem was solved. So Clara went
to bed happy.
The next evening, as soon as dinner
was over, Mr. Bond complacently of
fered to help Clara with her arithme
tic, giving Mr. Hamilton at the samo
tlmo a sly dig about bis inefficiency.
But Clara hung back, nnd sold sho
wanted her mamma to help her.
"Ob, do let Mr. Bond help yon! no
can do them so qulcklyl" exclaimed
Still Clara shook her head, and when
they continued to urgo her, sho blurted
out that Mr. Bond had not worked the
problem right the night before.
"Why, he had tho right answer,"
said Clara's mother, in confusion.
"Yes, but he didn't do it right" ex
plained Clara. "Teacher says wo
shouldn't Just work for tho answer,
but should know tho logical steps by
which it is worked. Ho worked It
All eyes sought Mr. Bond, who
meekly confessed the Justice of the
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Small doses, for a' few days.
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GLUT OF ENGLI8H QHOST&
Many Bpooka Arc Appearing- La Eng
land Jaat Now.
A strange epidemic of ghosts Is
creeping over the country, says the
During tho last day or two reputed
spooks havo been discerned at Tweed
mouth and Coed-Kernew, near Now-
porl, Wales, and are still unlaid.
Tho Twcedmontb npparltlon takes
tho shape of a woman In white, with
plqunutly contrasting red hair. It fre
quents the churchyard and chases wo
men and children.
Tho Coed-Kernew ghost turns pic
tures faco to tho wall, Jams lumps of
beef Into pint Jugs and causes beds to
The real explanation of tho present
glut of phantoms was given to an Ex
press representative yesterday by ono
who has made a long and patient study
of the habits of spooks.
"The year Just over," said he, "was
singularly Jejune of properly authenti
cated ghosts. Hardly a single new
apparition of any Importance mani
"Of course the old ghosts are Just as
good as ever, but they are destitute of
"Tho Elizabethan phantom is still to
bo Fcen at Greenwich and, generally
speaking, a good ghost may still bo
looked for wherever a Tudor palaco
uas been known to oxlst
"Nowadays tho Houso of Commons
housemaids have becomo so familiar
with the riouse of Commons spook
that they hardly trouble to apeak to it
vhen it posses them on tho stairs.
"Tho Brighton boarding-bouse ghost
too, still comes to sit upon the bed in
the room where he was murdered, and
the unimpeachable ghost of Lincoln's
Inn opens, as of yore, closed doors and
marks of webbed feet upon powdered
chalk strewn over tho floor,
"Hut all these are old and stale, and
ti.e human mind demands fresh ghosts
always. Hence the present boom in
the ghost market
"It is Just a matter of supply and
"I suppose," said the physician, after
be bad sounded the new patient "that
you exercise Judgment In the matter of
smoking? You do not Indulge to fool
ish excess in it?"
"No, Indeed," replied the Inveterate
Individual, "I never smoke more than
one cigar at a time." Cincinnati
Hor nig Foot.
A respectablo old gentleman, somo
what tight, on entering nn omnibus,
got his feet entangled in a lady's dress
and fell headlong. Ho staggered to
his feet, and looking round, indignant
ly demanded who struck him. A
gentleman present remarked sotto voce:
"l'ou fell over that lady's feet; nobody
Tho Indignant citizen turned round
and surveyed tho causo of the accident
a moment, and then, as If by no means
satisfied with the causo of his mishap,
"Madame, you havo got the biggest
feet I ever saw I"
"Sir!" responded the lady, flushing
"Pray, don't apologize; it ain't your
fault, but tako my advice, sit sideways
in tho future, and glvs them the full
range of tho bus."
Rheumatism In Utah.
Frisco, Utah, May 2nd. Thoro is a
great deal of rheumatism in this and
neighboring states and this painful dls-
enso lias crippled many a strong man
and woman nmonganothorwiso healthy
Itccontly, however, thoro has been in
troduced into Utah n remedy for Kliou-
mntism which bids fair to stamp out
this awfully painful complaint. Tho
namo of this now romody is Dodd'n
Kidney Pills, nnd it lias already
wrought somo wonderful cures, llight
horo in Frisco thoro is a en bo of a Mr.
Graco who had Rheumatism so bnd In
his feet that ho could hardly walk.
Ho tried many remedies in vain but
Dodd'a Kidney rills curod him.
Ills wlfo says: "Wo both had Kid
noy Trouble and my husband had tho
Rheumatism so bad that he could hard
ly walk. Wo used Dodd's Kidnoy rills
with much benefit. Wo havo tried
many remedies, but nono havo dono ub
bo much good as Dodd'a Kidnoy rills."
Similar reports como from all over
tho atnto and it would scorn ob if Rheu
matism hnd at last been conquorod.
A Ohanoo to Display Thom.
Toss Miss Schalp tolls mo sho la
going to learn to play tho harp.
Jens What nousenso! Sho hasn't
any talent for music.
Jess Oh, sho knows thnt, but sho
tins loo!y arms. Philadelphia Press.
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fell into a second doze, that he might
sleep out tho remaining ten years.
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The Latest Wrinkle.
"My son celebrates to-night; bis
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"Why, I thought be was 21 some
"Ob, so he was long ago. I mean
he celebrates bis divorce to-night"
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Force of Habit.
Gunner That man must bo used to
Ouycr Why so?
Gunner When he asked how old
the automobile was be looked Inside
for Us teeth.
A woman tells her children fairy
stories to quiet them, and her husband
tells fairy stories to her with the same
Not la Evidenoc).
Belle Miss Passay has been quit
ill. Is she likely to recover?
Gladys She thinks so. She says
she has youth on her side.
Belle Huhl If she has it must bo
on the inside. Philadelphia Press,
Ills Favorite Drand,
nobo Charles Say, Willie, wof s yer
fav'rite bre'kfust food?
Winded Willie I prefer de kin'
youse kin git without wurkla' fer It
W.L Douglas shoes
aro worn by moro
men than any other
mako. Tho reason
is, thoy hold their
luutjer, ana nave
vaiuo tnan any
S Look for nana aa.in!i7!f!
Douelaa utee Corona Coltakln. whlek la
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