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CZAR'S SAFE HEFDGE
8ANOTUARY OF SAFETY FOR
The palace of Gatschlna cauuot 1
:omnarcd with hucIi castles as Ve
Paloca of Ontsclilnn It Kept Contlnu-
oily Under the 8tr:c:et of Gnnrd and
Prntertlnn KeilrlcleJ an 1 Unnt-
tractive, but Convenient Domain.
comnarcd with hucIi castles ns Ver
sailles, San-soucl or Schoenbrun. It has
nothing of the artistic emiieuisiimeui
of the one, the historical memories of
the other, or the landscape beauty ami
comfort of the third. Situated tu the
middle of a wide and desert plain, It
has no pretty surroundings, und built
without luxury Its exterior does not
make an linnosliig Impression. Gats
china lies between Tsarskoje-Selo nnd
Krnsnojc-Selo, and the roads from each
of these places to tho Imperial palace,
which have private court railway sta
Uons. are placed under particular super
vision, and may not be used except by
the court. A bleb wall Incloses tho
nark. In the center of which Is the pal'
ace, and this wall Is protectee' by
nntrols. which never leave tho outer
circle nor the park Itself for one mo
ment out of sight. Eutranco Is only
permitted by special order. Though
tho superintendence Is so strict. It Is
said that the Inhabitants of tho palace
are not, and must not be, aware of It
Their pleasures and comforts aro not
Impaired by It; and all tho nuiusemeuis
that could be agreeable to tlie emperor
and his family-drives, hunts, riding
and rowing, evening parties, thcat
rlcal representations, etc. can bo par
taken of. Adjoining the well-tenuea
Dark Is an extensive wood like the
park, surrounded by a wall and guaruV
ed. In the park Itself are two lake-llko
basins of water; the palace contains
splendid saloons, and two colonnades
which afford agreeable promenades in
bad weather; all this aids In preventing
the inhabitants from feeling nnythlng
of the anxious and never-tiring super
vision held over them, and tho want of
more charming surroundings.
Sometimes the royal family Inhabit
Peterhof, but always return to Gats
chlna. Peterhof Is more magnificent,
Oranlenbaum prettier, but Gatschlna is
considered safer and quieter. For
many years before- the accession of
Alexander III., the palace had been
unused; be caused It to be restored and
comfortably furnished. It has been
seldom spoken of and scarcely more
waa known of It than that the Imperial
hounds were kept there. The Gats
chlna race was celebrated, and a dog
from the Imperial pack was very valu
able, but people cared little for the
castle and park.
Still Gatschlna has its history. Peter
the Great made a gift of It to bis favo
rite sister, Natalie; Catherine II. gavo
It to her favorite Orloff, who furnished
It at great expense, and built additional
edifices, by which, after the plans of
the Italian architect. Ulnaldl. it receiv
ed quite a different form. After Or
loffs death the empress rebought It
from his family, and gave It to the
Archduke Paul, who Inhabited It fur
some length of time. The palace forms
a long square, at each corner of which
Is a stately tower. The dwelling rooms
are In three stories. The colonnades
run along the sides, nnd the plllnrs are
of Finland marble. The rooms are not
architecturally beautiful, bur arc adorn,
ed with valuable pictures and sculp
ture from the Imperial hermitage In St.
Petersburg, from the Anitschkow pal
ace, and from the winter palace. The
views are limited by the park and
wood, which, however, have been benir
tlfully laid out by the celebrated St.
Petersburg landscape gardener. I-on-don
rngly supernatural growth of flowers
was utterly eclipsed by another In
atanco vouched for by the samo nar
rator. Ills own sorvant brought nun a
score or so of seeds, from which ho se
lected nnd marked one. Tho fakir
planted It In a pot of earth muttered
some words over It, and fell Into a sort
of trance, which lasted about thirty
minutes. Ho then awoko, uncovered
tho pot nnd discovered a seedling two
or threo Inches high. Jncolllot examin
ed It nnd found It had sprung from tho
seed which he had marked. With a
touch of a peacock's fenthor tho fakir
depressed a balance of a common
weighing machine In dally use in tho.
nousonoiu, inougu in mo ouier wua a
weight of twelve stone, nnd with n dis
tant motion of his hand ho made shav
ings of wood to sink or move In water.
Still mora marvelous Is tho description
of tho manner In which this verltnblo
eastern wlrard was able to set at do-
tlanco the law of gravity. On thU oc
casion when leaving the room, he paus
ed on the threshold, folding his arms,
nnd, by a simple act of volition, raised
himself from tho floor nnd reninlned
poised In the air for some minutes.
It Is Often HeyonJ the Power or the
Wisest to l.xpnin it.
One need not go to the realms of
space, or time, or figures, to met with
the Incomprehensible, says the London
Standard. Despite modern science and
Ingenuity, this word still remains the
only applicable epithet for some of the
achievements of Indian conjurers. We
can smile at the luminous appenrance
of the beautiful face before which as
the revelation of Osiris, the old Egypt
ians prostrated themselves In awe for
the marvels of the magic lantern ure
familiar to us; tho early existence of
gunpowder gives an easy explanation
of the oracle's lightning and thunder;
the weird harmony of Mcmnon was
merely the result of an Ingenious me
But shrewd travelers of later date,
whoso veracity Is beyond dispute, tell
of much more Inexplicable thlugs than
these. Ope of tho best known writers
on occultism, Jacolllot, has left an ac
count of certain things he saw during
his official sojourn In India, which, ns
they seem to defy explanation, may
fairly be classed among things Incom
prehensible. Tho pprformer whom he
accidentally met, nnd who required
rame perawaeissj before lie would ex
hibit feet ntm, fca continually nfli.nn
cd, were tho work of other Intelligen
ces. On some sticks fixed upright In flow
w polo were placed some leaves from n
nP. with holes In each siilllclenlly
large to make them fall to the level of
the mold. Standing nt a considerable
,irnnee. the fakir made a gesture with
his bonds. A slight breeze acmed to
...o rim room, then the leaves
,.ivri nnd gradually worked upward
on the sticks. Jncolllot placed himself
between tho flower potB nnd the opera
!oi the sticks In tho flooring,
and adopted every means he could Ima
gine to frustrato any tricaery, uu
f u- aia nin niiv difference to tlio
movement of tho leaves.
The more familiar feat of the seem-
INSURANCE FOR DRUGGISTS.
Liability for Losses from Mistakes la
Now Trovliled For.
One of the latest things In the fldel
Hy and casualty line Is to Insure drug'
gists against what Is called the wroug
prescription mau. For $15 or $'J5 u year
several companies down town guni-nn
tee druggists against damages arising
from mistakes In compounding drugs.
The Idea of Insuring druggists against
loss from tholr own mistakes originat
ed In tho belief of a number of leading
pharmacists that they were the victims
of a gang of roguos who made a prac
tice of protending that wrong medicines
had been given to some member of their
families, sometimes with serious re
sults. Tho gang was partly broken up
by the fidelity company, which first ns
suuied the responsibility of protecting
druggists nt $5 n year each. An officer
of this company says that there are
fully 1.000 uilstnkes a year In the com
pounding of drugs.
"While there nre so many genuine
mistakes." he continued, "there are
many alleged errors In mixing medl
clues, and some of the complaints are
Invented for the solo purpose of extract
ing money from the retail druggists.
Our yompany guarantees to protect
druggists against themselves, but our
main desire Is to prevent fraud on tho
part of those who want to blackmail
one of our clients for something he has
It Is a serious matter to make a mis
take In mixing drugs, but It Is frequent
ly even more serious to the druggist to
have it noised about that such a mis
take was made. I have known chem
ists to be forced out of business by the
publicity given to the fact that they
made a blunder. Dishonest persons
have recognized the fear that druggists
have of an exposure of this kind, and
have taken advantage of the know
ledge. "Since we undertook to prevent them
a number of druggists have confessed
to paying big sums to persons who said
mistakes were made. I have the names
of half a dozen so-called doctors who
have aided the gang that was engaged
In the business of bleeding chemists.
Still, there Is nothing really remark-
nble In this protection of druggists. For
Instance, we have a special Insurance
for saloou-keepers, guaranteeing them
ngnlnst financial loss through being
locked up for violation of tho excise
law." Chicago luter Ocean.
CARNEGIE RANKS FIRST
These r the amount! donated tor public purposes
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John I). Ilocketellcr (approiliimtelr) ...
Senator and Mrs, I.eUnii Btauford (approximately) ...
Here la a Mat of Mr. Carnegie's donations!
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IHf f tiliit ttainuirtti laltil II. Pi H(tt IMIIK
n ram fuwi i .imiwn i.vu.i iiuiau
'iiftooo Ft" Wayne (lud.) library..
20,000 MUUCIO iiuu.i
by America'! most
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ABOUT WEATHER KITES.
Tho Taklnic of Meteoroloajlcat Observa
tion nt a Oro.t Iiuinnce.
In 1803 Prof. Willis L. Moore, tho
nrpsent chief of the Weather Bureau,
decided to undertake by means of kites
the most complete survey of tho upper
air. The plan adopted was 10 equip
with kites a given number of stations
rnoy. w. i.. jiooiik.
HIS PASSPORT WAS CORRECT.
Kn.slnn Po'lcs Arrested Tourist
i Inlht to rnin-rntaUte Him.
A New York tourist writes to a friend
In this country the following experi
ence with the Russian pollco;
"I arrived In Moscow armed with a
faultless passport, which I at once gave
up to the police, according to regula
tions. On iny third evening In Moscow,
at 10 o'clock, a policeman In plain clothes
summoned me from the family circle
around the samovar.
"At the station we found the officials
engaged with another case, which kept
us waiting an hour and a half. Mean
while I had been ransacking my con
science, but could remember no crime
that would warrant this midnight ar
rest. Finally the official at the desk
handed me my passport with a smile.
" 'It Is tjulte correct, he said. I wait
ed, wonderlug what was coming next.
" 'It Is all right, I say. You may go,'
the officer graciously repeated. Then
my anger rose.
" 'Old you arrest me at midnight to
tell me thatV I OBked.
" 'Certainly. We were obliged to re
turn the passport to you In person with
in three days. So we bad to summon
" 'Good '
" 'Now, Just keep quiet, will you?
said the little official, severely.
" 'Congratulate yourself that your
passport has been found correct,
"I retired, gnashing my teeth. In
the ante-chamber I found my police
man, who raised his cap and asked for
" 'What!' I yelled In angry amaze
" 'IJut, little father, I took the trouble
to conduct you here. Are you not going
to give me the price of a glass r
"I gave ltl"
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat says:
"The bray of Missouri's Indispensable
product, the mule, Is now heard around
the world from Cape Town to Hollo,
and frequently drowns tho warring
drum beat as It circles the globe."
When a married man goes to see bis
folks, bis wife looks for signs upon his
return that they have Poisoned His
distributed over the United States, and
to make dally ascensions, sending up
automatic Instruments to the nearly
uniform height of a mllo, if possible,
the object being to secure a record of
the meteorological conditions In the air
Earlier experiments mauo in mo
Weather Bureau and elsewhere had
demonstrated tho possibility of using
kites for such a purpose, but much re
mained to bo done to bring tho wholo
kite apparatus to that state of efficiency
renulred In securing a successtui execu
tion of so difficult an undertaking.
While tho Weather Bureau has been
doing this work of dally observations a
mile high above the earth, Independent
kite ascensions have been made by sev
eral private Individuals, the most im
portant of which in the United States
aro the ascensions mado at the Blue
II111 Observatory, near Boston.
The results from a single station of
this sort serve to show only the change
In atmospheric conditions as the kites
pass up or down through successive
strata; or, If the kites are kept contln
uously nt a fixed elevation, the obser
vations show the change In conditions
from hour to hour.
The modern scientific kite Is a far
more efficient structure than any of the
well-known toys, but Its construction Is
correspondingly complicated, and, In
most cases, somewhat more than tho
average mechanical skill and facilities
are required to build one. The illustra
tion of the kite printed herewith is of
one of those used by the Weather Bu
rcau In Its aerial work.
One of the band reels employed at
kite stations has a large drum, contain
ing between two and three miles of fine
steel piano wire, Joined In one length.
The greater part of this often Is carried
out by tho kite In making a nigu ascen
ion. This wire U the lighest, and, rel-
atlvely, the finest and strongest mate
rial known for the purpose, xne un
winding of the wire under the pull of
the kite Is controlled perfectly and eas
ily br a brake.
The Instrument sent up with the kite
to secure the automatic record of the
conditions of the air is called a meteor
ograph. It Is a complicated and remark
ablo alTalr, and, withal, light, weighing
only about twenty-one pounds. The
sheet on which tho record Is produced
is wound around the cylinder seeu at
the bottom of the figure. A clockwork
inside the cylinder causes It to revolve
at a slow and uniform rate of one revo
lution In twelve hours.
Four different meteorological condi
tions are recorded br the four neiis of
this Instrument. The pen on the right 1
traces a line on the paper which shows
the humidity of the air, tho peu being
actuated by a strand of human lialrs
stretched inside the long tube seen at
the top of the figure. These hairs
lengthen when subjected to moist air
and shorten In dry air.
The next pen toward tho left traces
a lino upon tbo record sheet which
shows the pressure of tho olrtho pen
lielng actuated by tho gang "of flvo
round, thin objects seen between tho
pressure and humidity pens in tho fig
The next pen traces a line showing
the temperature of the air. which acts
upon a special form of thermometer
contained within the long tube at the
top. When the instrument is attached
to the klto the wind blows directly
through this tube, thereby acting
strongly upon both tho thermometer
and the hair hygrometer Inside.
Tho pen nt tho extreme left Is do
signed to record, electrically, the veloc
ity of tho wind. For this purpose a
small anemometer Is fixed to the klto
and connected to tho Instrument by
wires. Tho pen makes littlo marks on
STANDARD FOIIM WEATUEIt KIrX.
the record sheet corresponding to every
two miles of wind movement.
Tho Weather Bureau kites attain an
altitude of a mllo and a half in some
coses, and frequently reach 7,000 feet
When flying at an elevation of from
6, 000 to 7,000 feet one of tbo Weather
Bureau kites, supporting Its instru
ment, will pull from 00 to 80 pounds, if
not more, and from 8,000 to 10,000 feet
of wire will bo out.
The great Importance In meteorolog
ical studies and weather forecasting of
such observations as can be obtained
by means of kites Is apparent. These
give the conditions prevailing In the
free atmosphere, often In and above the
clouds themselves, at points far re
moved from the disturbing effects of
great cities, forests, the earth's surface,
etc. In fact, observations thus obtained
are characteristic conditions of great
masses of tbo atmosphere, and when
determined regularly and completely
they afford far more exact and prob
ably earlier Indications of important
forthcoming atmospheric changes than
the moat .elaborate observations taken
at the surface. Tho tops of our highest
buildings, after all, aro only an luslg'
nlficant distance up In the free air, and
all surface conditions always are mod
lfled as a result of the actual contact of
the air with the earth and the Imme
diate effect of the latter upon adjacent
portions of the air,
OH In Fisblna; Boats.
The fishermen of Iceland now regular
ly carry oil In their boats to smooth the
waves, which enables them to contluue
at work In weather that before they
would not have dared to face.
A good way to do reform work Is to
lead such a clean, useful, sober lift
that others will try to follow your ex
Jingling bolls for cycles '",lnM,ml1
ous other puiponcH ..re "J'"" ' , ,
ends of helical spilng. tho In ore U
l,PliIR attached to u 1mm. or c III) f n
toned on the moving object, to be rmiK
by tho Jar and motion.
To secure lints to the lienrt tw or
Illor pieces of rubber braid or n P
stitched to tho crown with mnnll 1mU
nt tho loose ends, which engage pjo
letH in u device placed In tbo wouroi
hnlr as It Is being ilono up.
To prevent the point of a project llo
from fusing when It encounters armor
plate a l'ciiiiHylvnnlaii has patented a
mixture of plumbago and Blllcatu or
wxla, the compound nlco foruiliiK lu
bricant nnd preventing rust.
Hats and bonnets can be secured to
tho head by nieaim of a new hairpin,
which has corrugations along Hm sur
face nnd Is provided with an elastic
loop at tho outer end, which Is attached
to any convenient part of the hat.
Seizors for use with either hand nre
being miiiiufacturcd lu Kuropo, the
blade being double-edged and pivoted
to turn half-nroutid when the loops on
tho handles tiro turned over to bring
them Into proper position for use.
In Kurope bags und wrappings for
IncloHliig grain, etc., nro protected from
vermin anil from dnmp or dry rot by
coating tho coverings with n mixture
of gim tar nnd groamt combined with
ihlorlde of llmo or alum anil saltpetre.
Toilet tables are being iiiaile with
shallow Jewel boxes pivoted to the la
bio too to swing out In any desired po
sition to adjust nilrrow In the lids at
any angle, tho mirrors concealing the
compartment when lu n closed posi
tion. Hand grips for bloycle, ennes,
crutches ami hand tools nre being form
ed of n strong rubber tube Hplrully
wound on a suitable backing and In
flated by a valve lu one end, with n col
lar and cup to hold the ends In place on
Billiard tables are being lilted with
a now timing apparatus, which Is set
below the level of the table un one
side and hits a croitH-lmr to bu lowered
over the table to prevent piny, the rais
ing of the bur storting the mechanism
of the clock.
To give easy nccess to the burners of
Ineniidcxtent gus lamps without re
moving the muntle from Its Hiiport the
latter Is cnrrled by a socket which
slides on the burner hend and clnmps It
to hold the mniille lu a raised or low
Vegetable libers, such ns cocoanut or
Mexican fibers, are used to replace
horsehair In the manufacture of mat
trcsM.-, the artificial hnlr being trailed
In an alkali to remove the soft portion,
nfter which It Is dyed and varnished
and dried at a high temperature.
I'lio Joke. ' '
A variation from the usual "English
man aud Joke" slory was told In an up
town hotel Inst night. He was a young
Englishman and was riding horseback
with nn American friend from Ityc to
I say, demmlt, old chnp," raid tho
Englishman, "what Is written on that
sign by the wayside?"
Why, It says Trivate Bond,'" re
tdrned his friend. "You ought to go to
a blacksmith aud learn to read signs."
The Kugllshmau was interested.
"I say, old chop," was his reply, "is
that a JokeV"
Of course, It Is a Joke; you will sco
It next wevk, If you work hnrd."
Next week, ah, smnrty. I'll lay you
bawtle of wine that I sco It before
The wager was taken, and by tho
time they had reached their Journey's
cud the American had forgotten tho
wager. Not so his friend. lie thought
and thought, nnd Hhortly before 1
o'clock the following morning he burst
Into his friend's room with (lying hair
and radiant with elation.
"I have It, I have ltl" ho cried, barely
able to talk. "Tho Joke is supposo tho
blacksmith was not In."
He got tho wine. New York Evening
Ancient Carpets and Tablocovors.
In tho sixteenth centry tapestry enmo
Into Scotland In considerable quanti
ties. It wuh nn expensive luxury, but
their convenient proximity to a seaport
may huvo made It possible for tho Cun
ninghams at the Barns, near Crull, to
enrich and soften the walls of their
principal room with some pleco of "an
tique historic," some scripture scene,
or glimpse of "Indies dead and lovely
knights," or at least a specimen of
"verdour," "wherein gardens, woods
or forests bo represented." Tho lloord
were guiltless of carpets, which when
present at all were used as tablecovcrs.
So late as 1030, when Charles II. visit
ed Fife, ho was entertained nt Pittcn
ween to an nl fresco banquet of "great
buns" aud divers drinks, sot forth upon
a table covered with one of the Earl of
Kelllo's best carpets.
An Itidlnnnpolli Woman's Sworn State-
nicnt or the Wny lit Which She
WnH Saved From Death.-
From tho InillaiinputlH Nown,
Mr. Marv K. Burns, of GOG Ilia.
wathii Htroot4 Indianapolis, Ind., ,1b liv
ing evlilouco of tliti wonderful powers
of Dr. Wllllnnm' I'lnk l'Ulii for 1'aU
l'oople, tlio roiuoay mni cures wuera
nil others fall. For yonra she on
diirod nil tho torttiius ut ImllRustlon,
ntirvoumioHB nnd fomalo weakness, n
complication of troubles that fivo phy
sicians contention uiuir uinuimj io
euro, nor Piory is " wwrw mu in
tention Ot every womnn, ouu snys:
"My Illness commenced after my
first child was born, I was ho weak
nnd nervous 'Hint It soomod I would
never Rot strong. For twolvo years
I doctored tor female trouble, com
plicated with nervouiincss nnd Indiges
tion. My stomnch wns so weak that
for (Inyo nt it lime i couiu eni nowiing
hut bread nnd milk. I was also troub
led with palpitation of tlio hunrt nnd
wns often so miserable that 1 could not
llo down. Flvo doctors proscribed for
nu, and 1 took many kinds of medi
cine without being bonontod. ono
day I anw Dr. Williams' IMnk Villa
mlvottlsod In tho pnpont and I do
elded to glvo them a trial. I did so
and hnd not finished taking the 'first
box whon 1 Kiiyw inni i was gcning
"Von enn imagine tno ronor i reii
whon I found thnt nfter yenrs of, Httf-
fnrlni! I WUB bolllg Ctirull. I COIltlllllOil
taking the pills, and the fomalo trouble
entirely tiiHnppeiiroii. ur. wiiiinius
I'itfk Pills for Palo People did more
for mu than It wuh claimed they would
do. Since I first took tin) plus I huvo
not needed n doctor nor any other
mcdlcluo; they huvo restored, my
health, strength nnd hnpplnoHs.
"Mlla MAlir II. 1IUKNH.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo
tli'n 19th day of October. 1900.
GEO ltd H II. HWAN,
(Bcal) Notary Public.
Or. Wllllnms' Pink Pills for Palo
Peoplo nro nold by all dealers, or will
ho Hunt postpaid on receipt of price,
SO cents n box, or six boxcB for $2.50
(thoy nro novor sold In bulk or by tho
hundred), by addressing Dr.- Williams
Medicine company. Hcnenoctnuy, n. x.
"My father," said the sweet young
thing. "Is n gold bug. Are you?"
"No," replied the young mnn. "I be
long In tho molnnooHto plclpcs' class."
"Good graclounj" she exclaimed,
"That," ho hsstcnod to nxplnln, with
the aid of a practical Illustration, "Is
the scientific iinmo of tho kissing bug."
The Truth Forced Home.
"I'm afraid," she slghod, "that I'm
"Why?" ho nskod.
"When I go to tho grocery now tho
clerks don't noarly break their nocks
trying to heat ono another In getting
my orders." Chicago TlmcBlIcrnld.
To Play "Shopping."
Tho loader saya: "I went shop
ping this morning, and everything I
bought began with A. From the gro
cer I bought (points to a playor nnd
waits for response), from tho drug
gist (points to anothor), from tho
dry goods store, from the baker,"
etc. Tho responses must ho given
quickly. Tho penalty Is to take tho
placo ot tho leader and start another
Work: Doni by British Postmen.
It appears that In the United King
dom there are 00,000 postmen, nnd In
the course of a yenr closo upon 8,000,
000,000 letters, postcards, parcels, cir
culars, boxes, aud uewspapcrs aro de
livered. This gives a yearly nvcrngo to
each postmau of 00,000 letters, etc., or
200 per day. Of course, lu a big town,
each postman would have n far heavier
delivery, whlio the rural postman would
have considerably less. In fuct, In ono
country district H so happened that on
ono particular day tho postman had no
letter to deliver at all. In London 5,000
letters a day Is tho postman's average
Occasionally n newspaper story .gets
a-ueau at the expense or tne taie,
- Original Ideas resemble clocks when
they strike one.
Asciun 8o you'vo got a political
situation? Do you expect to koop
nnfforty Faith, I do, so, an' what's
moro, I lxplct It to kapo mo. Phila
A Delicate Matter.
"No," Bnld MIhb' Cayonno, "I don't
think I should caro to vote. Public
affairs nro too difficult for me."
"You UBod to eny thoy wero-'vory
"I have changed my mind. It aocma
to bo almost as hard td detormlno
whom you ahould snub In politics as
It la In aocloty." Washington Star.
Not a Confiding Nature.
Mr. Johnslng I don't like dat Farm
er Jonos. iHe'B too 'splclous.i
Mr. Jackson What's ho done now?
Mr. Johnslng Ho's dorio' gone an'
put a alx-foot bahb-wlro fenco aroun'
his molon patch. Now York Journal.
How It Happened. -
Miss Klttlsh Major, Ib It true that
onco during tho war ono ot tbo enemy
dlod to uavo your llfo?
Major Bluntly Yob.
"How noble I How did it happen?"
"I killed him," N, Y. World.
Would Still Be a Puller.
"Charllo," aaid a visitor, to a bright
littlo C-year-old, "aro you going to
bo a dontlat Uko your father and pull
people's teeth when you grow up?"
"No, air," replied Charllo. "I'm go
ing to bo a lawyer like Uncle Goorgo
and pull pooplo's logs."
Standard Wants Japanese Oil.
Tho Standard OH Company has or
ganized (ho Jntornatlonal oil Com
pany, with $10,000 capital, nt Yoko
hama, Jap"an. Tho purpose of tho
now corporation Is to control and
develop the Japanese oil fields.
"I have used Tour Valuable CASTA -ItliTS
nnd and tbem perfect. Couldn't da
without taein. I have used item tor some time
for Indigestion and biliousness ind sm no com-
Stately cured. Ktcommend them, to every one.
nee tried, vou will never be without them Id
tho Ismllr.'1 EUW. A. Minx, Albany, N. Y.
nEJ2tt.nl SLul'.,S- Pown- Taste Good. Do
Oooa, Never Stoseo, Weaiin, or Grips, 100,86c!, KM.
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