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WHY DOES THE 8TONE
A Little Lesson
“ Let our object be our country, our
whole country, and nothing but our
country.” — Daniel Webster.
When the Civil War sounded Its call
throughout the land for volunteers to
serve In the cause of the Union, there
upon thousands of
men who left posi
tions which repre
sented years of pa
tient toll and en
deavor, positions of
honor and financial
emolument, In or
der to devote their
time and perhaps
their Uvea to their
G E N . N. P. B A N K S
men may be mentioned Nathaniel
flanks, the president of the Illinois
Neutral Railroad, who had formerly
for three years, from 1857 to 1860,
been governor of the State of Massa
Appointed as major general of vol
unteers and assigned to the Fifth
Corps of the Army of the Potomac,
Nathaniel Hanks proceeded to make as
good a record for himself In the army
as he had In executive and business
He dlstlguished himself es
pecially at the battle of Winchester
on the 23d o f March, 1802. l o f t iri
April and May to guard the valley of
the Shennndoah, and even
through some exigency of the service,
the troops of Gen. Shields had been
withdrawn and the troops o f Banks
■umbered only about 8.000 men, he
succeeded in holding out against the
onslaught of so great a commander as
In the hard-fought battle o f Cedar
Mountain, on June 27. 1862, the forces
under Banks attained a great victory.
Batiks was then appointed to take
charge of the expedition of New Or
leans, and while In command o f the
district there captured Port Hudson.
A LUCKY STENOGRAPHER
C h ic a g o Y o u n g W o m a n R e c e iv e # an I n
h e r ita n c e o f $ 2 .0 0 0 *0 0 0 .
Miss Edna Dickerson, a Chicago
$2,000,000. and Is In Minneapolis at
the present time
fighting a contest
In w h 1 c h It is
sought to deprive
her of the Inherit
ance. The money
was left by her
second cousin, Al
bert Johnson. He
with the relative
until her tender
care of her In-
M IS8 e . D IC K E R S O N ,
valid mother at
tracted his attention to her and she
made a lasting Impression on him. He
died a few wpeks ago and made her a
beneficiary of Ills will In the amount
o f $2,000,000. His brother. Dr. Asa
Johnson, Is making a contest, but the
courts have decided the first round In
her favor by confirming her as excu-
trlx. Miss Dickerson Is 34 years of
age and hn$ lived In Chicago ten years,
making her way modestly as a court
M y s te r y C on n ected w ith a H u g e B e ll
on e C e m e te r y M o n u m en t.
In the cemetery at Marlon, Ohio,
there la a monument which has at
tracted widespread attention, especial
ly among the scientists of the State.
Resting upon a large stone base is a
stone ball 36 Inches In diameter, weigh
ing 4,200 pounds. For some time past
the atone has been slowly turning on
Its base, revolving about a horizontal
axis In a direction from north to south.
All sorts of theories have been advanc
ed to explain the phenomenon, but no
decision has been reached.
The ball originally rested In a socket
provided on the base, the spot on the
ball which fitted In the die not being
polished. A few years ago C. B. Mer
chant, a local banker, erected the mon
ument. In Auguat, 1964, an employe of
the cemetery observed that the unpol
ished spot of the ball bad become vis
ible and that the ball had revolved
nearly 20 Inches In a northerly direc
tion from Its original resting place.
T H E H O V IN O
Since that time a regular systematic
Inspection of the phenomenon has been
made, the result being an unquestion
able establishment of proof that the
ball is continuously and regularly mov
ing. Between August and December
examinations show that the ball has
moved five Inches.
An Investigation showed that the
ball in no way had been fastened to
Its base, the builders expecting that
Its weight would hold It In place.
When the matter was reported to them
they replied by saying that they had
never In their experience heard of
such a phenomenon. All sorts of In
quiries were made, bringing a varied
lot of replies and explanations. But
a satisfactory solution has not yet
F r o m S e x to n t o “ W l r g l n . "
A quaint old gravedigger, who holds
the ancient offices o f parish clerk and
beadle as well. Is to be found In a
little village in Yorkshire. Recently a
lady who was searching for the grave
of a friend Inquired of the old man
If he was the sexton. "W ell, mam,"
ho said, “ folks used to call me the
sexton, then they called me the beetle,
and now they calls me the ‘wlrgin:’ ”
“ Yes, he's quite an enthusiastic golf
player now, but he's worrying a good
deal because he's so small.”
“ Afraid he'll never get to be an ex
A L o n g - S u f f e r in g E y e .
“ Not at all. He's afraid there won't
A teacher In English composition be room enough on him for all the
had been giving lessons In the use of medals he's going to win."— Philadel
the active voice. “ For Instance," said phia Press.
he, "Instead o f saying a 'tree might
have been seen on the lawn,' say, 'a
Pretty Good Ncheme.
tree rose from the law n .'" The next
A Somerville man la thinking seri
day a boy handed In a composition ously o f keeping his furnace fire go
which begun: “ Every morning when I ing all summer long. H * heard his
look out o f the window a brick wall w ife say the other day tnat It Isn't
falls on my eye."
any use at all to begin cleaning house
until after the furnace fire had gone
A man Introduced hla w ife to a ou t— Somerville Journal.
friend to-day In this way: "Mr. Smith,
this la the Old Lady.”
People flirt with trouble too much.
RETURNS PENSION MONEY.
A g e d W o m a n L e a r n s H e r H n s b a n d Ob
ta in e d D iv o rc e .
of the Hair
The Pension Office conscience fund,
only recently started by two old sol
diers refusing longer to take bounty
from Uncle Sam because they felt
themselves able to earn a livelihood,
gained an unexpected addition this
morning when a New York draft,
amounting to $666.40, returning money
There are four verses. Verse
which a pensioner felt had been drawn
1. A ye r’s Hair Vigor makes
unlawfully, was received. The money
thehairgrow. Verse2. A yer’s
was returned to the treasury and ar
rangements made to discontinue the
Hair Vigor stops falling hair.
Verse 3. A yer’s Hair Vigor
According to an unsigned letter
cu res d a n d ru ff. V e rs e 4.
which accompanied tbe draft, the pen
sioner, who Is now a woman of more
A ye r’s Hair Vigor always re
than fourscore years, has Just discov
stores color to gray hair. The
ered that her husband secured a di
chorus is sung by.millions.
vorce more than twenty years ago.
Only the number of the pension certifi
'* B efo re tilin g A y e r’s H air V igo r I had very
thin and v e ry poor hair. But I continued to
cate enabled the officials at the pen
use the V igo r until m y hair greatly im proved
e v e ry way. I have u«ed It off and on fo r
sion offloe to ascertain the name o f the
the paat ten years.’ -Mue. M. D r u m m o n d ,
N ew ark, N. J.
aged woman, and this they refused to
Made by J. C. A y e r Co.. L o w ell,
m anufacturers o f
That portion o f the letter which they
would consent to make public follows:
"In June, 1003, a pensioner In Ohio
drew a pension granted her a short
time before, amounting to $570.40.
“ Soon after the pensioner had drawn
A S o n g o f th e Sea.
the pension due March 4, 1904. a ru
He never bought a gold brick.
mor was put In circulation that the
Nor tried the bunko game,
soldier had secured a divorce from the
But he played at steamboat poker,
said pensioner, and that, therefore, she
Which is very much the same.
was unlawfully drawing a pension.
— Washington Star.
“ Steps taken to discover the facts
resulted in a long, tedious hunt The
history o f the search would be too un
interesting to relate; suffice to say that
the soldier was divorced from the pen
sioner some twenty years ago. They
were both old then. The pensioner
la now over eighty years old, and has
lost her mind to the extent that she
can remember but little o f the past
"You will And enclosed with the
pension certificate a New York draft
calling for $666.40, the amount unlaw
fully drawn. Please look over the rec
ord, and If the amount named Is not
sufficient to square the account the
balance will be forwarded.” — Washing
OF THE HEN.
C ack le o t P r id e M o re I m p o r t a n t
M a n k in d T h a n A l l B ir d Songa.
It is in the spring when the modest
hen has greatness thrust upon her.
Three-fourths of all the eggs laid In
the United States are laid between
March 1 and July 1.
O f robin and blackbird and meadow
lark spring poets write page after
page; their praises are sounded every
minute by prophets and sages; but not
since tbe stars sang together, not
since the creation of men, has anyone
drawn a goose feather In praise of
the patient profitable old hen.
All honor and praise to the singing
that cheers up the wlldwood In spring,
and the old tender recollections that
bring up Joy, childhood, love and all
that sort of thing; but more Import
ant than the twitter of tbe robins or
all the wild medley o f free birds Is
the cackle of pride over a new-laid
egg, and that motherly cluck when a
brood of chickens surrounds the old
And now tbe music of the hens fills
all the country with promise of plenty
and substantial prosperity.
The ben Is more than a musician
and a prophet She has the magic
power to turn her humble songs Into
the clink of gold.
In I860, when the latest complete
census was taken, the total value of
all fowls on farms was $85,794,996.
These produced, In one year, poultry
that sold for $136,891,877, and eggs
that sold for $144.286.370—a total of
$281,178.247. The investment yielded
an Income of 400 per cent
The average yield o f the hen is 120
eggs s year. The high yield of 251
eggs s year has been recorded.
So the cackle and cluck of the hum
ble ben arc far more than mere music.
The lay of the hen may not be a
subject for tbe poet's rhapsodies, bat
R Is s subject for the careful consid
eration of the practical minded.—
MISS GENEVIVE MAY
G m R RH OF STOMACH
CURED Bt FE-H0-N1
Miss Genevive May, 1317 S. Meridi
an St., Indianapolis, Ind., Member
Second High School Alumni Ass'n,
"Peruna is the finest regulator of a dis
ordered stomach I have ever found. It
certainly deserves high praise, for it is
‘ ‘ I was in a terrible condition from a
neglected case of catarrh of the stom
My food had long ceased to
be of any good and only distressed me
I was nauseated, had
heartburn and headaches, and felt run
down completely. But in two weeks
after I took Pernna I was a changed
person, A few bottles of the medicine
made a great change, and in three
months my stomach was cleared of ca
tarrh, and my entire system in a better
condition.” — Genevive May.
W rite Dr. Hartman, President of The
Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio,
for free medical advice.
A ll corre
spondence held strictly confidential.
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