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MILES OF VARY1NQ LENQTH.
Measure of Distance Differ Greatly In
Among the English-speaking peoples
of the earth there are four different
mile? the ordinary mile of 5,280 feet '
,ni the peosrraphiial mile of 6.0S5 feet, j
Disking a different between tiie two of ,
about one-eeventh; then there are the '
,-ott-n mne 01 o,u-b leet ana the Irish
mile of 6, 20 feet four variong miles,
every one of which i9 still in use. Then
alrno- every country lias its standard
1TH V,C:01S SNAKES.
lit t iernian mile today is 24,318
re than four and a half times ;
ours. The Dutih, Danish
:sian mile is 18,499 feet, thiee
iilf tinie as long as ours, and
get more exert ise in walking!
heir miles than we get in walk-
ing :.re tl ours, for their mile is 9,153
TZ. 1 - w
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I rrienaiy welcome, he called at the
j house of the young woman the same
: evening, and was not a little surprised
. at tne frosty reception,
i After a pause the young woman re
marked. In the most frigid tones: "You
sent me a note to-day."
MA note I r
"Certainly, along with the flowers."
"To be sure. I sent you flowers,
"A.nd this note was with the bou
quet Do you mean to deny ltr
And the young man read: "Don't
forget the old coat you promised me
the other day."
Pico's Cure u the best medicine we ever
Bjeii for nil nileciions of the throat ami
lunirs Wm. O. KND81.KT, Vaiibureu, Ind
Itb. 10. l'.W.
New Zealand Dairy Business.
The dairy business is increasing rap
idly in New Zealand, and the govern
merit is doing all in its power to boost
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bobrikoff Gets Sensitive.
Governor General Bobriakoff has
commanded the Finnish local govern
ment to make exteneive preparations
for the Not thern Scientific congress, ae
it would be most regrettable if any
thing should occur to give the foreign
visitors an unfavorable impression of
the conditions in Finland. The loal
government is quite willing, however,
that the visitors should realize fully
what liobrikoff has done for Finland.
CITC Poenllr Curea So nti r norroujTlf
III or lira 1n'" nof ir. kli.' Greet hem
iMom. Send tor FK EE Si. 00 trial hottlr and treat.
a, U. U. li Klin. Ltit..ui Arthiu. ftulad.liihia.i'a
Rough on Pa.
"What is a vacuum, ma?"
"That part of your father that is di
rectly under his hair."
Evau Brannon. while working in a
stone quarry near MoundsvlUe, W. Va
uncovered a den of vicious copperhead
snakes. As soon as the reptiles were
unearthed they showed fight but
Evans killed thirty-six, while at least
that number escaped to other dens.
They averaged two feet In length.
WAITERS AND EYEGLASSES.
Hotel and Restaurant Object to Hela
V earing Optical Aid.
"Ever see a waiter wearing glasses?"
demanded the inquisitor.
Xo one could remember, although Just
w-by a waiter should not be seen with
glasses as well as any other man was
"Ifs Just like the wearing of beards,"
went on the Inquisitor. "The proprie
tors of our Important hotels, restau
rants and cafes will not permit either
beards or classes to be worn bv their
" I first used Avcr's Sarsaparilla
in the fall of IS48. Since then I
have taken it every spring as a
blood - purify in g and nerve
S. T. Jones, Wichita, Kans.
If you feci run down,
are easily tired, if your
nerves are weak and your
blood is thin, then begin
to take the good old stand
ard family medicine,
Ayer s Sarsaparilla.
It's a regular nerve
lifter, a perfect blood
builder. $!. mo,. Aittnrcix.
A.k yoor doctor what he think, of Ajrr t
"anaranll. He knout all ahotit thla Brand
Old family merilrln t Mow hi adrlc and
w am ua aau.nea.
J. C. AT Co, leweli. Ma.
DON'T KNOW WHAT AILED MARY.
Nils Dvag, a farmer living some miles
When John Dalton came back from
the asylum where he had gone to place
his wife, his neighbor. Perry, met him
at the station and went home with him,
that he might not enter the empty house
alone. The old man was stunned and
"I don't know what ailed Mary," he
said, dully. "You see how clean and
snug this house is? She always kept
things so. Up before dawn, milking
and baking and washing. Same thing
done at the same hour, year In and year
out She hadn't complained of sickness
fr forty years. Then, all at once, she
began talking of an iron band around
her Jaws and queer pains in her head."
"She seldom went to town, did she?"
"Never, hardly. "I'm not much of a
hand for gadding about to no purpose.
She used to want to go to church Sun
days, but 1 didn't Just like to hitch up
wuen there was no work to do. But
Agree to Norway's Demands.
The Swedich-Xorwegian commission
i to draft a plan for the revision of the
1 consular system of Sweden and Norway,
f proposes separate services for the two
kingdoms. This was generally expected
in both cos. and in untieNorway no
i ather solutf the diflicuion olt question
would bavn acceptable. e bee
from Rorvik, earns some extra moenv 1 wisn now Id done DBt for Mary."
by capturing eagles. He knows wheie I "Sh dldn't visit much with the nelgh
the nests are and scales the high cliffs 1 bors' elther. did she?" asked Perry,
and takes the young, which he sells I "No- Tnat was m-v doing, too. When
for good priers in Christiania. He has J tlie day's vrork is done, I want to put
had many fights with the parents, but on mr "Uppers and rest and then to
never harms or kills them, as by their ' e&, and not go skirmishing about or
death his source of revenue would be j having a lot of company in."
foe- He was silent a while. "I don't know
tho'jsanus 01 men of similar age have
to wear them In almost every other oc
cupation. "The majority of these servitors com
mence in boyhood, and the demand of
their vocation causes no strain on the
eyesight Consequently that may ac
count In a measure for the absence of
any necessity for the use of specs.
Moreover, the steam from hot viands
would render them useless probably."
New York Evening Telegram.
CANDLE MADE OF WOOD.
"Haven't you any occupation?"
asked the woman at the kitchen door,
iner listening to his tale of woe,
what ailed Mary," he said again. "She
would sit looking at nothing, straight
ahead of her, by the hour, and then cry
and cry, yet always saying she had no
trouble. And she got weaker every da v.
"Yea, ma'am." said Tnffold Kimtt. f " every nay,
hunter " I ana tnen uer mma went altogether. Si
"I am a hunter,
"A hunter? Of what?"
Mothers will find Mrs. Winsiow's Sooth.
JJ?,5'ruP the owt remedy to use lor their
ttuldren during the teething period.
What Had He Done.
didn't know me, nor even her own
"She will be cured In that sanitari
um?" said Perry, cheerfully, "and come
home well In the spring." He watched
his old neighbor furtively a while, and
"Do you know, Dalton, some years
I -jo you tr.ow, uauon, some years
Husband (reading the paper) What ago my wife and daughter got peevish
' njuic men wm maxe 01 tqem-Nives.
Wife Now, H enry, dear, what have
yon done this time?
Millions of sufferers 11RA Hamlin'a W17-
wd Oil for pain every year and t all it
blessed. Ask your druutrist : he knows.
Heard In a Book Store.
"I suppose that work in sixty vol
umes is an encyclopedia?"
"So; it is called 'The Love Letters
, Mormon Elder.' "
Dolly I believe Julia Gibbs
Dolly I went to sell her a ticket to
or piacnica nd she sold me one.
Uttle Liver Pills.
Mutt Bear Signature of
and Irritable. I thought the steady
work and loneliness were telling on
them. So I got that parlor organ, and
paid for a year's lessons for Susy. We
had music and singing every evening,
and the young folks would gather In
with their reading clubs. Then I took
two or three papers; my wife Is a main
hand for guessing the riddles. And
once a year I took her an' Susy up to
town for a week."
"Yes," said Dalton, dryly. "You spent
a lot of money, I've heard."
"It's bringing me In good Interest"
Thpv sat In silence a while. Then
a TiarTr nut hi hnnd an the old man's
' knee. "When she comes back, If she
ever does come, I'd open up life for her
a bit Dalton. lou know bow tt Is with
potatoes. You plant the best kind In
good ground, and they yield splendid
crops for a year or two. Then they be
gin to dwindle and rot"
"Of course the ground runs out They
need new soil."
"Yes. You plant them In a different
lot and they yield big, healthy crops.
Human beings are like them, Dalton.
You've got to renew the soil, give them
fresh food for their minds, or they'll
dwindle and rot"
Dalton did not apeak for a long time.
"There's something In it" he said, final
ly. "I'll do different If I ever have the
chance." Youth's Companion.
Fac-Statii Wrapper Batow.
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FBI SALLOW SU1.
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CURE eiCK HEADACHE.
7T1 LI HtS
1 mh byrup, TintM OowL V fj
Ho id h rinrBrsrlfrtl.
Painful Means of Saioide.
"Have you ever noticed bow many
suicides use carbolic acid?" asked a
druggist the other day. "Without hay
ing any actual data on the subject I
should say that fully one-third, perhaps
half, use that means of exit It Is
something I could never understand, be
cause there are so many more comfort
able ways of doing it There could not
possibly be a more agonizing death than
carbolic add poisoning produces. The
corrosive fluid burns the mouth, tongue
and throat then passes Into the stom
ach, and must feel like ao much hot
A SUjrbt MlaanderstaDdiaf.
A young man. wnose gallantry was
largely In excess of his pecuniary
means, sought to remedy this defect
and to save the money required for the
purchase of expensive
rant-ln with a gardener to let him
Erre bouquet from time to time in
return for bis cast-off clothes.
So it happened that one day he re
ceWed bunch of the most beautiful
ilTwhlcb he at once dispatched t.
Kdjlove. in sure anticipation of.
For years and years before our boys
In blue Invaded Cuba there were two
candlesticks on the altar In the cbapel
of old Cabanas, one of the outer forts
protecting the city of Havana. This
fort was used as a prison (principally
for Cuban patriots), as well as for de
fense. When a patriot was ordered to be
shot he was allowed time to go to the
little chapel In the fort and say his
prayers before the altar, after which
he was taken out and executed. It
would be Idle to speculate as to the
number of poor fellows who had thus
offered up their prayers before thette
candlesticks and then gone out to their
The body of the candlestick Is wood,
covered with a plaster of parts deco
ration aud then gilded. The "candle"
Is of wood, with an Imitation dripping
of wax down the side. The "wick"
Is In reality a small nail driven In at
The one from which this Illustration
was made Is In Brooklyn, while the
other Is In Detroit Mich.
The thin man looked Just as If every
body In the world Imposed on him.
Even bis mustache grew crooked. He
came Into the car of the suburban train
sldewlse, deposited his basket ginger
ly, and slid Into the seat beside It As
soon as the train cleared the tunnel the
basket meowed. The thin man smiled
back at the man across the aisle, and
gave the basket a shake. Another
meow. A little girl In the seat in front
stood op on the cushion and peered at
"Like cats?" the thin man asked.
"Yep," the child answered. "Lena me
"No; It might get away," the thin
man said with another smile.
The basket preserved silence for sev
eral minutes, then It began to cluck.
The child's eyes opened wide.
"Like chickens?" the thin man asked.
Before the child could reply the bas
ket emitted a shrill whistle, and the
man across the aisle, whose face was
as pusxled as the child's, asked:
What hare yon there, anyhow?"
"Mockingbird," the tbln man answer
ed. New York Evening Post
"Is be In good shape financially In
dependent?" "Well he's In good shape
financially, but as far as being Inde
pendent I guess he's like most of us
married men." Detroit Free Press.
I Pigmy Camels.
f The western portion of Persia is ln
J habited by a species of camel which is
I I pigmy of its kind. These camels are
mow white, and are on that account
Imost worshipped by the people. The
jh presented the municipality of
t?rlin with two of these little wonders.
I is larger is 27 inches high and weighs
I pounds. The other is four inches
less, but the weight is not given.
YOU HAVE ALWAYS BOUCHI
Made in Mack or yellow
of tht bot materials And
sold with our warrant by
reliable dtalers everywhere
A. J. TOWER CO.. BOSTON. MA33.
VOIR HEALTH IS PRECIOUS
Port'! rmlantrr It lijr ln qiiHiiinlte or
miltcraittl liM Ak vmir gnuvr tor
r.'it,', (-(.(.-.a, i,,in I'ow.'l.r ami tantiinl
WAOtUMS M P KROS.. PACKtKS.
iai' i'tiitn iur ilia "duml Tliiuita."
Come biK'k Into the life of thought
again! Head aud converse with family
ami friends. Uet out your music, and
practice aguln at the plnno mid orgitu.
Uo to church on Sunday eveu If the
Sunday dinner must be plain as a con
sequence. Take time to think. Con
tentrute Into little time the necessary
home work; master It and do not let It
master you. Choose what shall occupy
tour thoughts, w hat shall engage your
longue and what shall take up your
time. Stop living lu the small tea cup
touud of house-work and neighborhood
society. Live with your children. That
is the only way you can live for them.
Enter Into their higher life. Learn to
foster the first sparks of gouerous am
bition, and to fan Into a glow the early
and feeble glimmerings of deep feel
ing. Give up what is small, and see
that you learn to know great-from
small and to choose wisely. Art liter
ature aud music, all the refinements of
Intellectual and emotional being, stand
ready for those who Invite them lu.
Woman's Home Companion.
Judge hat proof have you that this
man s absent minded?
Attorney Why, lie actually stopped
his automobile at a wtaering fountain.
The liniment bottle and flannel strip are
familiar objects in nearly every household.
They are the weapons that have been used for
generations to fight old Rheumatism, and are
about as effective in the battle with this giant
disease as the blunderbuss of our forefathers
would be in modern warfare.
Rheumatism is caused bv an acid, sour
condition of the blood. It is filled with acrid, irritating matter that settlea
in the joints, muscles and nerves, and liniments and oils nor nothing
else applied externally can dislodge these gritty, corroding particles. They
were deposited there by the blood and can be reached only through the blood.
Rubbing with liniments sometimes relieve temporarily the aches and
pains, but these are only symptoms which are liable to return with every
change of the weather ; the real disease lies deeper, the blood and system
are infected. Rheumatism cannot be radically and permanently cured
until the blood has been purified, and no remedy does this so thoroughly
and promptly as S. S. S. It neutralizes the acids and sends a stream
of rich, strong blood to the affected parts, which
dissolves and washes out all foreign materials, and the
sufferer obtains happy relief from the torturing pains.
S. S. S. contains no potash or other mineral, but
is a perfect vegetable blood purifier and most
Our physicians will advise, without cbartre. all who
write about meir case, and we will send tree our special book on Rheumatism
and it treatment. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, fit.
Dost on Earth
Bcii It la in. ni tin tw nmtcriat pai1hU
to buy. The tMttMUiiwtmvm HlMtuliitWv v il
to 16 pr ctMit ntMva ill ntitrkt. rtri t.( tw
rnnltn K Mnit.m Hmiirr l-r llic .r vtl.'n. .( rut
in tit rtn.l ki.tiiMii.tr tff Hi ciVitm of tit
wruon ni iv it, which tM.-Hirtfil ir 1 to s wr t-
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Mm k ot itfttrlv nni million l.il,nt.
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l It oh it, Lmwlm A Mtmvr Oa.
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SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
A Mama) Mehmml lam Him
MIIHmry mnd Mmnuml Trmktlnm
Wrltm tor lllumlrmftl Omtmlogvm
fS?S-i svir sfxv.f 3ixr
;;: Boarding School for Young Man
;! Flnett altuatlon on I'aeino Coaat K(-
( reliant Faoultjr. Urgal Indoor oolleira i
JJ; athlrtlo del. I In tlie wnrUL Orar bait 1
au acre undur an art hod root
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One Hecond Hand N'lrhula A Bhcnard
Svrarator, alia 4U-I, with wind ilackar.
only ruu 40 day,; a bargain. Inquire (
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L1VB AUI-NTS WANTI-l)
Who ran aell Kna.1 (trader, Rock fruitier.
Holler, 1'low and Hrraper to fount olU
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THE NEW PENSION LAWS
Apply to Naiman Iiii kkoiiii,
AriuHMicY, Wabiiinuiun. L. i:.
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M l MdUm tht
to dartlr ntu.. I
How Are Your Bowels?
About the first thing the
Then, "Let's see your tongue."
Because bad tongue and bad
bowels go together. Regulate
the bowels, clean up the tongue.
We all know that this is the way
to keep and look well.
You can't keep the bowels
healthy and regular with purges
or bird-shot pills. They move
you with awful gripes, then
you're worse than ever.
Now whet you want is Ctscareti. Co and get them tod.yCascaretiln met! box
eot !0c TU or I Et tt like undy. and tt will work gently-while you deep. It cures,
that means tt strengthens the muscular walls of the bowels, gives them new life. Then they
act regularly and naturaHy. That's what you want It's guaranteed to be found In
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MOrarlaie; tkat afUrwarili. Baatur wtaat
" aaklac CASCARFTS M4ay, far van
wall avar a wall hm well mil thm ilm.BBill
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