The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905 Page: 2 of 8
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DUST AND ASHES.
Cor the touch of your cool white hand
For the brush of your bronze-gold hair
across my lips, what wouldn't I glv®'*
What would 1? The world Is fair,
The slopes are green and the bird's song
As sweet as it used to do;
But It isn't as sweet as it was to me
In the days when 1 walked with you.
4nd never in field or glen or hill,
C r down by the bayou's brink,
is the glamour the world once held for
The cattle wend down to drink,
And the jasmine nods as if drunk with
And the clover perfume blows
As faint and far and sweet as then.
When the doors of the night unclose.
And 1 know that the world is the beauti-
That it used to be Last night
( met a maid and a youth afar
Ir. the afterglow: so light
C stepped aside that they saw me not,
Enamored they passed me by.
And .lust for a moment the old light
Transforming the sea and sky.
And so a? I know that the world's the
X wish it may still exist.
Sut the glamour and thrall that it held
Are |CM, a!..l the Upl 1 k *-< <'■
t may kis« no more Ar.I walk alone
Wh«re the perfumed nightwlnds weep.
And I would 1 might give ail the wide
Fcr one more kiss and sleep
-J M Lewis, in Houston Post.
A STORY OF THE ARMY
OF THE POTOMAC
Author of "Norman Holt." ' Th« Colontl'i
Laughter,'" " Fort Frajriw," Etc.
Oojyrlnlit. IMO. by U. W Dillingham Co.
For several days after his capture ii
bor was listening to the chatter of the
new relief of his fair bodyguard, Ben-
ton stepped quickly to the gateway,
and, after brief search, hauled aside a
loose brick or two and found a tiny
billet folded three-cornered, that when
"Be alert. Orders coming send
you to Libby. Watch every morning
and evening for further warning. Es-
"Lieut. Benton, I presume," said he ' noted your cold and distant manner,
and looking vastly better than I had the *e came this little unsigned note, |
saying that I was to be sent to Rich- Dj\ George F. Butler Tells How
LIBBY OR LIBERTY.
Then came three days of rain.
Had been Benton's belief that Paul
*'as concealed in the room Rosalie de-
dared hers at the Henry house—the
room sacred to her stricken brother
tnd not until after their coming to
Charlottes\ ille was he undeceived.
Thtre, one afternoon, the week be-
fore he went away, the young con-
federate was moved to refer to the
matter mainly by seeing that il was a
subject of which Benton fought shy.
' "1 had been with Miss Chilton and
>oor Jack some hours that morning,'
•aid he, "for the guard never came in
*fce front part of the house, but she
tad ordered me to go and get some
«leep in the afternoon, it having been
fully determined that I should make
the attempt to escape that night. Ly-
ng there in a sort of cat nap toward
rive o'clock. I heard the soldiers speak
your name and could not resist the
longing to see you. Then when you
turned back I knew you had come to
jearch and had plenty of time to flat-
ten out between the joists and pull
r.y section of the floor over me. You
itamped on my nose with your spurred
boot-fctel, Fred, and i never winced."
So that ghost was laid, at least as
far as Rosalie was concerned! But
tow about the other—the far more
lign fkant and now mysterious freak
of clothing herself in Paul's uniform
•nd slipping through the darkness of
oight to the stone house? For whose
take had she so carefully disguised,
fet recklessly exposed herself? Not
fven her father had been told as yet.
He had so confided to Benton only *
lay or two after Paul's departure, and
now, with her growing shyness, aver-
lion. or whatever it might be toward
him, little likelihood was there
thought Benton, of his learning the
<ecret from her lips and that. too.
vhen he was beginning to feel that lie
Every day for hours he could pace
tp and down the pretty, home-like gar-
<en. listening to the low chatter in the
trbor, or the soft, bubbling laughter
vhen "Jack's girls" were there. Ot
tourse the story of all his kindness
x> the doctor had been told, otherwise
Lis presence would have been insup-
portable. But some one had said he
* as very handsome, very silent, very
Interesting, and that he couldn't keep
His big blue eyes off Rosalie, and so
•.here was much curiosity mingling
with the stately little curtseys each in
:urn accorded him.
This April evening as lie sat at the
window awaiting the doctor's coming
o look at his arm before tea-time, his
♦yes were attracted by the sight of a
certain broad-brimmed drab felt hat
that he had noted more than once
before that day, passing along the
fence at the side of the house where
the hedge was thick and high. Now
Fred Benton saw distinctly much of
the form and some of the face beneath
tt, and face and form were those of a
foung and slender girl. She lifted up
her eyes and looked full at the captive
Yankee; then stopped abort, glanced
tastily about her; took from the bosom
•f her gown a little white note; held
<t high that he should see It; turned
And walked back to the gateway. One
moment she held her note aloft again,
then lowered her hand as though
working vigorously at the bricks, and
when a second time she uplifted the
band the note was gone Another mo-
ment and—so was she. Obviously,
however, that girl wished him to mark
the spot, then come down and get that
Not until the following morning
tame there opportunity. Then, while
while McClellan's men were wallowing
in the mud of the lower peninsula,
hold by the elements, not by the enemy
—for Magruder's little force at York-
town could not have stopped two di-
visions when led by a later day gen-
eral of the Army of the Potomac—
here about Charlottesville the wooded
heights were draped in filmy mist, the
mountain streams ran bank full, and
Jack Chilton's bodyguard came on duty
with blooming, rain-kissed cheeks.
Rosalie, secretly disturbed about her
captive, as the girls called him. pro-
fessed to think Mr. Benton ought to
be glad to come downstairs aud watch
Brother Jack being worshipped—"it
ought to make any man better to see
how Virginia girls honor a Virginia
soldier stricken while battling for his
native state." Bull Run victims were
few and far between now—either were
they dead or again on duty—and Vir-
ginia girls by the hundred were long-
ing to lavish smiles aud sweetness
and soothing potions, all in one. on
Virginia lads shot or sabered in their
defense. Time was soon, and far too
soon, to come when every house and
every room should be filled with the
sore stricken, and there could be no-
where near enough girls to go around;
but just now, in April. Charlottesville
had but three wounded Southrons and
one "Yank," and to the foremost of
these Southrons all but a corps d'elite
of Miss Chilton's choosing were de-
nied admission. As to the Yank, no
one of their number dare let another
know how gladly would her charity
have been extended—even to him. Of
course, however, that was merely
No. Fred Benton was chafing, rest-
less and unhappy, and, even now that
Paul was gone, again suffering the
pangs of jealousy. A tall confederate
officer, a very distinguished looking
major of the staff, had called thrice in
been led to—hope." How near he there
came to saying "believe!"
"Looking quite well, my dear ma-
jor," hastily interposed the doctor,
"yet, I assure you, but the ghost of
the fine young fellow who rescued me
that night at Centerville. It will be
months before he can handle a sabre
How about a pen?" osUed Louns-
berry, significantly, his eyes burning
nto Henton's gaze as though striving
to read his Innermost thoughts.
"Mr. Benton has certainly managed
to write three home letters—left-
handed," answered I r. Chilton, speak-
ing for Ills captive guest, yet glancing
nervously toward him. "They were
duly forwarded fo Richmond to be
censored. Was it there you saw them,
"1 had reference to possibilities, doc-
tor, though I am not acquainted with
the lieutenant's left hand-writing. It
would be Injudicious, for Instance, not
to say ungrateful to those who have
shielded him. were he to answer the
letter he found at the old side gate of
the garden, Monday evening!"
The hot blood leaped to Benton's
face. Lounsberry had spoken with
the cool deliberation of one absolutely
sure of his ground. The doctor turned
and stood gazing at his guest as though
expecting him promptly to deny the
imputation. From the stairway came
the sound of faint rustle as though
ltosalie shrank still further away, and
Benton felt, rather than saw that her
eyes wore fixed upon him in mingled
scrutiny and indignation. The silence
was painful and Benton broke it.
"There was nothing new in the
note, doctor," said he, purposely ig-
noring the staff officer. "It was to tell
me—what 1 already suspected and,
since this gentleman's arrival, have
felt sure of—that I was to be sent to
Richmond. Do not let it worry you.
I have been preparing for it, and now
I am quite ready to go."
For the life of him as the sentence
closed he could not avoid shooting one
swift glance at the stairway to note
the effect of his words. The major
saw, turned and finding that from
where he stood the landing and stair-
way were hidden from view, stepped
quickly forward. Benton instantly did
the same, and almost breast to breast
they met there in the middle of the
room—the blue and the gray—the fire
flashing in the eyes of each. There
was the sound of whisking drapery, a
soft swish along stair and balcony rail,
and in an instant Rosalie had darted
to the landing and out of sight. A
half smile, contemptuous and cutting,
played about the confederate's lips.
He gave no sign whatever that he had
heard. He addressed himself to Ben-
"I presume you have burned that
note, sir, and therefore have nothing
with which to back your statement,
but I take you at your word. You are
ready to go, you say; be ready to start
then at six in the morning."
"My dear major!" broke in Dr. Chil-
ton. "Surely you "
Those are my orders, doctor. 1
have no volition." answered Louns-
berry, coldly. "And now if I may say
adieu to Jack I'll leave you to such
preparation as may be necessary. The
2'iard will call for Mr. Benton at six.
1 co mys-.f to Gerdonsville to-night."
With that Maj. Lounsberry turned
haughtily away, as though the possi-
Eat and How to As-
Pr George F. Butler, medical super-
intendent of the Alma Springs Sanl-
. tarlum, Alma, Mich., in the Oc-
who brought it—or toben number of "How to Live, gives
'some interesting as well as sensible
mond. I have never answered it. I
haven't an idea who sent It."
"But the note " and now she
looked up eagerly, "you have it—still?"
"Burned It to ashes the hour It
came!" he answered.
"But you saw
who left It?'
DAUTELi PAST HIM
jack la Us lat-lced, vine-covered ar-
two days, and hail had long conversa-
tion with the little lady of the house
one, in fact, behind closed doors after
lack had been "toted" to his room.
Fred heard the colored house of com-
mons discussing the pros anil cons as
to that indication, and in like manner
ascertained that the officer was Maj.
Lounsberry long a resident of Alb -
marie and now of the staff—the in-
spector's department of the confeder-
ate army, and Fred could have sworn
his pretty jailor was in tears when
she came hurrying up from one inter-
view. Morning and evening both had
he watched for the return of the lady
of the broad-brimmed felt, but the
rain or something had been too much
for her. and she failed to reappear.
Maj. Lonnsberry's d< cp voice, how-
ever, was heard in the broad lower
hall three hours after his long after-
noon interview with Miss Chilton, and
the doctor came briskly forth from
his study to greet and welcome the dis-
tinguished representative of the war
office—the son of an old familiar
friend. There was good news from
Yorktown, it seems, and small I'omp
brought it in with a little pitcher of
cool buttermilk and some "cohn pone"
for Marse Benton—-"He Yankees done
got licked agin down by Yohktown
"Marse Lounsberry" had so told the
doctor, and Fred went down to Jack's
room, his arm still slung, fo wish him
good-night and learn what he knew
Rosalie departed and left them to each
other, and it happened that as th
doctor was ushering his martial vis-
itor from his study to the door full 1
minutes later, and long before Benton's
usual hour for retiring, the d
Jack's room opened and the Yankee
lieutenant came forth, looking very
tall, erect and by no meaus broken
The doctor gave a start—an uutnis
takable glance of warning. A crouch-
ing bundle of femininity near the head
of the stairs, out of Lounsberry's
sight but plainly In Benton's view,
frantically signalled with both impetu-
ous hands—with wild eyes and wide-
opening mouth gasping dismay—the
imperious order to go back at once, but
obtusely Benton stood his ground and
laced, half defiantly, this new visitor,
who in turn stopped short and calmly
even somewhat Insolently, surveyed
him. malor was the first to speak.
f irther talk with a federal
was something intolerable,
or. stunned and silent, looked
y trom one to the other, and
again it was Benron who spoke a re-
assuring word. Cordially he held forth
his one free hand
It's all right, doctor." said he. "You
and Miss Chilton have pulled me round
famously. I can stand Libby diet now
just as well as anybody, and I'm bet-
ting on speedy exchanges. Then—our
fellows will be doing something now
he added, with significant smile.
Who knows but they may gather in
game as big as that!" with a laughine j
nod toward the r- splendent major, t
"Or, is he. like so many of our staff,
only for duty at the rear?" An 1 Ron-
ton meant that Lounsberry should '
hear, and hear he did and flushed r>-d !
under the taunt.
"Do not judge our methods by the
little you know of yours, Mr. Benton."
he retorted, albeit with admirable
self-control. Then, as though a-.iin
letormined to ignore the northerner,
'may I be permitted a word with
Lieut. Chilton, doctor?" a question
which seemed to recall the doctor to
himself and left Benton to his own
leviees. Without another glance at
the unwelcome visitor, the latter turned
ind ascended the stairs to the seco;
story, and there, in the dim light
a night lamp, by the eastward wind v.
stood the girl he longed to see an I
speak with, and she who had avoid* !
now enme half timidly forward as
though to meet him.
From the neighborhood of her ,v.
door and her own, and close to • < I
westward windows Ro.-alif Chi it c ;i .
lently led her captive soldier, and then '
turned, her face pale and s'irn v- |
stricken, her great dark eyes filling
with unshed tears.
"I have a confession to mak.\ Mr.
Benton." said she, at length "Do m
think—It's easy for a girl to say s !
glad to fl,.d that she was wr.ini;" '
"Something has seemed to ni" \ ry j
wrong of late," answered Benton, so
much so I was glad to get away on
any terms, even to LILby. For what
have I been punished?"
"I shall tell you—frankly," she an-
swered, standing with downcast < ><n
before him, her white bands loosely
clasping. "Do you know, I thought I
heard—that ycu were plotting with
people outside to escape, and, father
being responsible for you, it hi <-r(i"d
"But what on earth have I said or
done to warrant the belief? I hav
talked with no one, coniinun.■ «i• d
with uo oue, except that, after 1 hail
stopped short. What right had he, a
union soldier, to give information
against some possible union lover in
their midst, one who was seeking to
be of service to him at flint?
"Oh, you needn't say!" cried Miss
Clinton, with n curl of her Up. "We
know—at least I know—the girl! What
we heard, or at least 1 heard, a week
ago was thai you—that they, that—
oh, I can't explain—I can't go on!" she
said, and now burning blushes, to his
amaze, suffused her face and she cov-
ered It with her hands.
Then voices were heard below stairs
—the doctor showing the major from
Jack's room to the door, ceremonious
and courtly even when aggrieved.
"He will wish to see me—perhaps
you, too—at once," suddenly exclaimed
Miss Chilton, starting impulsively for-
ward. "I just want to know that—
that what 1 now believe is true, and
to lie able to say so confidently to
father and perhaps to—to others. You
had not thought of trying to escape
so long as you were with us?" And lor
an instant the dark, glorious eyes
looked full into his face, then fell be-
fore the intensity of his.
"On my word. Miss Chilton—no!"
•'Then—then," she vehemently cried,
"I don't care how soon you do try-
now!" and with that she darted past
him to her own room and presently
the doctor's slow step was heard as-
cending the stairs.
It was late that night and the moon
had dipped beyond the Blue Ridge
when, after a family talk in Jack's
room, they separated. Not another
chance had Benton to speak to Rosalie,
but for good and sufficient reason he
had found her actions of most unusual
interest. Pale and silent, absorbed in
thought, she had taken little part in
the conference. Twice she stole softly
to the window, drew aside the curtain
and peered through the outer dark-
ness; then, while her father was ear-
nestly talking, she seated herself closo
to the curtains, and Benton, watching
her with devouring eyes, saw that she
was listening intently for sounds, sig-
nals, something from without and pay-
ing little heed to what was said with-
in. Then, he could not be mistaken,
there came a low tap, lap on the pane.
Rosalie quickly, silently drew the
shade aside enough to enable her
to give one answering tap, and a mo-
ment later she stole quietly out of the
room, while the doctor was still talk-
ing, and, when she returned nearly
half an hour later, there were drops
of water on her rippling hair.
By this time between the Chiltons,
father and son, it had been determined
that every influence should at once be
brought to bear at Richmond to bring
about Benton's exchange—Fred himself
agreeing to write urgent letters to
friends in front of Washington. Al-
ready quite a number of officers anil
men had been returned from Libby,
the first small boat-load having gone
to the capital and been welcomed by
the president himself before the
winter's snows were swept entirely
from the Virginia mountains. "Just
one thing I fear," said the doctor, "that
the tame influence that dogged you
here and led to the order for your de-
livery there, may pursue you at Rich-
"And will you tell me what that is
and why it should be so bitter?" asked
The doctor glanced uncertainly at
the thinned face, flushing faintly even
through the pallor of this long confine-
ment, then turned to Rosalie. Quick-
ly she again left her chair, hurried to
the window and threw open the curtain
as though to look forth into the night
where ail was apparently dark as Ere-
"It is a family—jah, suh. I hardly
understand it myself. But I'm bound to
say that Maj. Lounsberry has fohfelted
any claim he may have had upon my
fiiendship. Now I must look to that
bandage again before you retiah, suh."
And thus closed the conference.
Not half an hour later young Pomp
was nervously fidgeting about the room,
on the customary plea of helping Marse
Denton undress, when he rolled his
big eyes thrice to the west window
and finally said, with a chuckle:
"Marse Jack never thought nuthin'
1 1 of swingin' out of that window when
1 ills was his room 'for' de wah."
Hat her a high jump for a heavy
man," suggested Benton, wondering to
what this conversation might lead.
' I.awd, Marse Benton, you done
fo'got de lightnin' rawd!"
Stepping to the window the lieuten-
ant peered forth into the moist and
windy night. Putting forth his hand
he could feel, just to the left of the
window, ti e stout, thick iron rod that
Pomp had described.
Slowly, thoughtfully lie closed the
shade find returned to the dressing-
table where stood the single candle.
I'omp had vanished, but there, pinned
to the cushion was the mate to the
strange little billet he had found at
the gate. Kven the handwiltlng was
"Horse*, guide and everything you
need waiting back of the barn. Lose
not. a moment! Choose between the
mountains for a day or two or Libby
for the rest of the war. Burn this, too."
[To !!"• Continued J
I saw—" he Impulsively began, then rn|os for acquiring and keeping
health. He says: "Without we eat
and drink, wo die! The provocat ve
to do both rcsl3 with the appetite,
which, in process of time, becomes a
very uncertain guide; for the palate
will often induce a desire and relish
for that which Is most mischievous
and indigestible. The old saying of
•eat what you like' is now shunned
by everybody of 20 years' experience.
Still, without appetite. It Is a very
difficult affair to subsist—for the pleas-
ure depends chiefly upon the relish.
The relish may become, as has been
stated, a vitiated one, but it is quite
possible to make the stomach, by a
little forbearance and practice, as
enamored of what is wholesome and
nutritious, as of that which is hurtful,
and not concoctible."
Again he says: "The delicate
should feed carefully, not abundantly;
it Is not quantity which nourishes,
but only that which assimilates."
"Be careful of your digestion" Is
the keynote of the doctor's argument.
I-Ie says: "Health In man, as in other
animals, depends upon tho proper per-
formance of all the functions. These
'unctions may he shortly said to be
three: (1) tissue change; (2) re-
moval of waste; (3) supply of new
•naterial. For the activity of man,
ike the heat of the fire by which
he cooks liis food, is maintained by
combustion; and just as tho fire may
be prevented from burning brightly
by Improper disposition of the fuel,
or Imperfect supply of air, and as it
will certainly go out if fresh fuel is
not supplied, anil may be choked by
its own ashes, so man's activity may
be lessened by imperfect tissue change,
and may be put an end to, by an
Insufficient supply of new material
and Imperfect removal of waste prod-
"Wo should see to it that free elim-
ination is maintained, for the ashes
must be kept out of the system in or-
der to have good health. The skin,
kidneys and bowels must do their
eliminative work properly. If the
bowels occasionally become torpid, try
to regulate them with exercise and
proper food, such as fruits, green
lo Suffer from Sonntlpation, Bowel
and Stomach Trouble.
Q. What is the beginning of «ickneM?
y. What is Constipation?
A. Failure of the bowels to carry o®
the waste matter which lies in the sU* .
raentary canal where it decays and poi-
sons the entire system. Eventually tlie
*esulu a~e deatli under the name of soma
other disease. Note the deaths from ty-
phoid fever and appendicitis, stomach anj
bowel trouble at the present time,
y. What causes Constipation?
A. Neglect to respond to the call of
Nature promptly. Lack of exercise. Ex-
cessive bra in work. Meutal emotion and
improper diet. ,
Q. W hat are the results of neglected
A. Constipation causes more suffering
than any other disease. It causes rheuma-
tism, colds, fevers, stomach, bowel, kid-
ney,'lung and heart troubles, etc. It it
the one disease that starts all others. In-
digestion, dyspepsia, diarrhea, loss ol
sleep and strength are us symptoms-
piles, appendicitis, and iintula, are caused
by Constipation. Its consequences ars
known to nil physicians, but few suf-
ferers realize their condition until it is
too late. Women become confirmed in-
valids as a result of Constipation.
<j. Do physicians recognize this?
A. Yes. The first question your doctof
assk you is "are you constipated?" Thai
is tlie secret.
Q. Can it be cured?
A. Yes, with proper treatment. Ths
common error is to resort to physics, such
as pills, salts, mineral water, castor oil, in-
jections, etc., every one of which is in-
jurious. They weaken and increase ths
malady. You know this by your own ex-
What then should be done to cure it?
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Q. What is Mull's Grape Tonic?
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tj. Where can Mull's Grape Tonic be
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Laxative mineral waters are bene-
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it or neglect it, for we shall not pass
this way again.'"
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recently put on a diver's suit In Cey-
lon anil brought up from the paars,
or pearl oyster beds, seven valuable
Jenny Carey, of Muckford. Ind.,
saved from wreck a train containing a
party of distinguished Frenchmen and
received from the president of Franco
the medal of the Legion of Honor.
Joanna Maestrich, of Berlin, was
for eight years Oporto's champion bull-
fighter. The young woman, further-
more, was beautiful, in 1903 she won
the first prize at the Lisbon beauty
Women, disguised as men, have
often served as soldiers. The follow-
ing inscription is on a tombstone in
The genuine has a date and number
stamped on the label-take no other from
THE HALF-BACK AUCTION.
Honor of Alma Mater at Stuk«
Prompts Bid That Gets
"What am I offered for this prim#
New England half-back?" asked the auc-
tioneer briskly of the assembled managers
and alumni, relates Puck. "Fresh from
Ins prep, school! A line line-bueker! Fol-
lows his interference like a leech! Weight,
170 stripped! Come, now!"
"Free tuition during his whole college
course," cried the manager of the ^ a.a-
"Free tuition," repeated the auctioneer,
"during his whole college course. l)o I
hear free board? Remember, gentlemen,
lie has a record of CD touchdowns in on*
season. Do 1 hear it?"
"Free tuition and board for four years,
shouted the Princvlvania manager, "and
we'll toss in tlie college agency for i)oper •
The auctioneer waved hs gavel in prep*
ar&tion for the lin.il bang.
"Tuition, board and an agency. ' ht
shouted. "Do 1 hear free clothes: Re-
member, half-backs are scarce. 1 his on*
is guaranteed for four lull years and a
postgraduate course. Going at tuition,
board and an agency! Going—1 am
There was a rustle in the throng. A
breathless man burst ' 1 < * ugh.
"Free tuition, board, an agency,' oriei
the newcomer, "lice clothes, rent free m
Yandergould hall, free text books, fres
"Gone!" shrieked the auctioneer, lies
yours. What name?"
"Manager Hale university. Last .Tuns
by graduation we lost our whole back field
aiid six of the linemen. The honor of out
alma mater is at stake."
"Report for practice," he said to hi
purchase, "next Saturday morning in ths
There are people who divide their tims
between patting themselves on the l-ae*
and kicking themselves.
People Will Drink Coffee When It
"Does Such Things."
"I began to use Postum because th#
old kind of coffee had so poisoned my
English town of Brighton: ^hole system that 1 was on the point
Of n lilllfrfnl llrrril.
Mlfkln* According to the market
report* hog* are *e ree.
Hlfl Inn Oh I Ritess not. I went
nto n barber shop la-it Saturday night
to get shaved and there were thre«
il.'ti'l of u>" waiting to have their b*lr
cut. - Cincinnati Umiulror.
memory of Phoebe Hassel; born 1713.
died 1821; aged 108 years. She served
for many years as a private soldier
in many parts of Europe, and at the
battle of Fontenoy, lighting bravely,
she received a bayonet wound in the
ODD THINGS WE HEAR.
Rudyard Kipling believes In ghosts.
Thomas Kdlson never wears an over-
The right ear Is usually better than
The Chinese national anthem Is six
Butter llrst, bacon next, are the
most nutritious foods.
Women make the best anglers' flics,
often earning $25 to J30 a week.
A kiss on the lips Is in Finland,
even from a husband, a deadly Insult.
Twelve ships a week, on an average,
®re wrecked on the ocean# of th«
Dublin's police are the finest. Kvery
man is over six feet and yhyaicallj
of breaking down, and the doctor
warned me that I must quit it.
My chief ailment was nervousnesi
and heart trouble.
Any unexpected nolso would caus
nie the most painful palpitation, maka
me faint and weak.
I had heard of Postum and began to
drink it when I left off the old coffea.
It began to help me just as soon aa
the old effects of the other kind ot
coffee passed away. It did not stimu-
late me for awhile, and then leav#
me weak and nervous as cofTee used
to do. Instead of that it built up my
strength and supplied a constant vigor
to my system which I can always rely
on. It enables me to do the biggest
kind of a day's work without getting
tired. All the heart trouble, etc., haa
"I give it freely to all my children,
from the youngest to the oldest, and it
keeps them all healthy and hearty -
Name given by Postum Co., Hattli
There's a reason.
Read the little book, "Th* Road to
Wallville," la i*g .
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