BUILDING AT MERRILLVILLE.
*» ImHmi M /UmmtUt
Torn ”-‘ »*-«. ***£Z£i m
g*eat actor, u-
■dn^-w ' ever y “l«tattee to his
the ata™ « ha ? prpred his abUity on
favor appearance was made by
«t a chf r S5 ra Morris » Ws good friend.
whereaT*! e , nt 7 ta inment in Yonkers.
^lon soSI tSfBfe toSS
tt e wonj claptrap.
What’s that?” demanded ydung
Atessandro at once. -Clap la J.- ho
“•rock Ilia bands together. “Trap la
f , Wh “t. then, la claptrapr
it is a vulgar or unworthy bid for
applause,”,, his hostess explained.
h ° re J 0l “«4 with contempt
I know' him. That cheap actof who
feS.J t . t 5?.;!£!2 f; S? ls - «■“. I"
HALF OUR ILLS ARE CATARRH.
[Letters From Two Prominent Men.]
Small Faunas Aire Best.
It Is small farms that make a conn-
Itry. not extensive ones. We once lived
in a rural, neighborhood in Grimes
county, embracing about twenty small
farms. There were a neat neighbor*
hood church .and a prosperous, well at
tended school. At the little village on
Mr. W.R. Lunsford’s fine, residence
on Lunsford street will soon be com
pleted. . ' . .. \
Miss Fannie Howell of Murphy is
spending a while with her cousin, Miss
Mr. Gordon and his sister, ' Belle Du-
ren, went over Thomasyille Monday
Mrs, Vetitia McMillan and her little
son, Ernest, visited h pr mortu»»- Mi/.
MRS. SARA E. FOLSOM,
A Boston Wonu Who Is • Student
of Seientifio Agriculture.
Mrs. Sara E. Folsom of Boston is a
woman who has made a study, of scien
tific methods of agriculture. Mrs! Fol
som was the only woman among the
twenty-seven graduates of the class of
’03 at Amherst Agricultural college.!
She came off with flying colors, having
captured the first prize of $50 for gen
eral excellence given by the Massachu-j
setts Society For the Promotion of Ag- *
riculture, the William Bowker special
prize; of $35 for the best method of
dairy,farm fertilizing and the H. Von-
herff (New York) prize of $15 for the;
best handling of fertilizer on grass
Mrs. Folsom is thirty-two years oler
and the wife of Charles E. Folsom, a
Boston business man /rtio owns -a
farm near that city. Mrs. Folsom man
ages the farm. So far her ’ attention
has been given chiefly t6 the raising of
fancy stock and poultry. Her game-
son, r,ruPRT, visir.-a •
Evans, at Boston Saturday and returned
home Monday. '
Miss Louise Brooks, a charming
young lady of Merrillville, who lias
been visiting relatives and friends has
piece of meat aver sold. .
Peach, grape and other very juicy
pies often give trouble by overflowing
the crust and making it unpleasantly
soggy. An old time remedy is to bind
a strip of wet linen over the edge of
the pie just before it goes into the oven.
with**? eow declared he was “sick Congressman Irvine Dnngan of Jaol?-
„ tl , e f *? are ’” ke pulled himself to- son.O^ elected to the Fifty-second Con-
r n . e aD ^ delivered the poem gresaas* Democrat, in a recent letter *
"“'•I 8 *- from Washington, D. C., says:
With a bound he was on the scrap „w ammamwt
his & high^elenr^^F S ClttT * Mortis, “and Mends In recommending your inial- i
?* hgh ; clear For-w-a-r-d, the T^Ight u able remedy, Penan, to anyone la
nngade. must surely have.been heard need of an Invigorating tonic, and
down in Broadway. It really was a whose system Is run down by catarrhal '
clever bit of work, a trifle too florid, troubles, Peru on Is a permanent and
but that was the result of nervousness, effectlve cure for catarrh and I would 1
The instinct of the actor was twice aU **° a ^, al ^!^!, tb ‘ bb _ >
plainly shown-once when on making J I
Mine h tead m. l^verybady is subject to catarrh. Pe-
Ch S T al, J " mPed ** cures catarrh, acute or chronic,
iaulty lines and dashed on securely »L Prwftr i«. A tAR
with the others, and again when at the ^ -
close he read with much feeling the Hob - ThomM Gahaa oI Chicago, mem* «
•words- . ; ber off the National Committee of the j
-Honor tbs charge they made, j Democratic party, write, as MUows # .
Honor the Light brigade, “I was afflicted with catarrh for four-
Noble six hundred! j teen yeara and though I tried manjr
standing as if looking into an open remedies and applied to several doctors ,
grave, he pluckod> the white flower J was not able to find a core. I took
from his coat an$ cast it down, a bit Perns* for twenty-two weeks aqd am ’
el business that caught the. bouse in-: now entirely cured.”—Thomas Gabon,
stantly. While ti - - 1 "'**'- . - - v
damp umbrellas a
gum shoes in gi^
was clutching bis
testing to me:
“‘Mine. Clara, f
that fer a clapta
Just tt come to’:
throw the flower/
me a fool—but n?
Mrs. 8. A. Pierce went over to Thom-
asville Tuesday, shopping.
Little Nora Lee Craigs of Moul trie
is visiting friends for a few weeks.
Mr. A. Green went, over to Thomas-
ville Tuesday on business.
Little Ella Green who has been visit
ing her sister at Tliouiasville, has re
turned home. • •
•The surprise entertainment at Mr.
Arch Mathis’ Friday night was a great
success. The entertainment was; give
in honor of Mr.. Willie Mathis and Mr.
Mr. Green’s new dwelling on the
Greenfield road near Rev. Stephenson’s,
w.ll soon be finished.
Miss Elton Johnson and 'her brother,
Sam, went over to Thomasville Wed
Mi. T. L. Evans went over to Thom-
asville Tuesday on business.
Miss Fannie Ragans is visiting her
father at Berwick for sesveral days.
Miss Mamie Jordan of Proetot settle
ment, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. C.
Jarrett f or a fe w day b. , . k ,.’
The year is almost over, .another year
' will come. , \
We are safe and happy£in£our Sabt ath
Taken all lh all, the square table
with solid center 1 support and corner
legs that are strong without being
“lumpy” and graceful without orna
ment is the best for general use. As
dining room and- library furniture
yields far less, to the influence of fash
ion than does that for the drawing
room it should be selected for rich
woods, Its tine construction, Its solidi
ty and character. AH cheap vulgari
ties of oknament should be eschewed
and especially that which ls glued on.
Rough carving is least Objectionable,
though a handsomely grained wood
with no ornament, save its own fine
coloring ls far richer. Two favorite
woods for heavy dining room and li
brary tables are oak and mahogany.
The former is toned in golden, dark
oak, Flemish brown or cathedral green
and is seen either In a high shellac or
wax finish. The favorite width for a
library table is thirty-four inches; for
the dining table from forty-five to fif
ty-four inches.—Harper’s Bazar.
* Farm labor.
The difficulties of the Tabor problem
on the farm have!-in nowise abated,
but hither increased,, during the past
two years. But there are signs that a
reaction is not far away; It may'not
and probably will not restore many
from the towns to the farms, but it
may deter some from' leaving them.
The difficulties of ^living in our great
cities are increasing. It . is becoming
very' expensive. Employment is not so
certain now as It has been; especially
for the comparatively unskilled class.
Not all of our factories need to run
double turn, and some of them do . not
need to run at all, for they have more
than caught .up with their orders.
There ar? men in the cities today with
out their regular employment and seek
ing other work. Under the circum
stances the well employed farm worker
will make no mistake if he thinks
twice before leaving the country,'where
bis work and his family’s living are as
sured and will be for years to come. .
i people maltreated j if you do not derive prompt and satis-
»d kicked out their . factory results from the use of Pernns
f»g him a recall he . writeatonce to Dr. Hartman, giving a
lair a id wildly pro- ( full statement of your case and he will
* w ! be glad to give you his valuable advice
have hiever meant free. /
p! Never! Never I • Address, Dr. Hartman, President pf
ie that moment to The Hartman Sanitarium, Col am bus, O.
LSf tZZ Ask your Druggis for a 1904 Pe
l—oh, please not—a • * >
ith’s Companion. fllllS AimSDSC Ti66.
MBS. SABA E. FOLSOM.
Mrs. Folsom has also had grpat suc
cess in the breeding of flue cuts, espe
cially Persian females of they* rare or
ange variety. i
While this enthusiastic agriculturist
does not do any of the roughest farm
work—plowing,'•'‘etc.—she is not only
familiar with the details of all of It,
but with the reasons , for the superior
advantages of this or that method as
weU. She has taken especial interest
in scientific irrigation and fertilization
and believes there are big opportuni
ties for women in dairying and market
large cities. In the cui-
PIpftty of, us do uot realize that ev
erything We do or say or believe ijas a-
certain influence on other folk. A
young girl who admires some older
woman will often make of herself a
nice little carbon copy, talking and
thinking.according to her ideal. Little
children are qsuaHy what their parents
make them. As is the mother so is the
Sheep on tl»® Form.
Professor Kennedy of the Io\^a ex-
MASTER OF THE VESSEL.
To the well man? every day ls a feast
day. ,f ~ • ./
Today’s egg is better than tomorrow’s
The master of mb house is the «K*tV
Two watermelons cannot be held un
der one arm. .
He who has r it rest at home is in
the world’s bell.
The mouth ls Sot sweetened by say
ing honey, honey.
If you have to gather thorns do it by
the stranger’s hand.
With patience sour grapes become
sweet and the mulberry leaf satin.
By the time the wise man gets mar
ried the fool has grownup children.
Be not so severe that you are blamed
for it nor so gem^e that you are tram
pled upon for It
Give a swift borse to him who tells
the truth, so that as soon as be has told
A Story of Farragat In Caainaai
Whea hat Twelve Vcytra of Afle.
The story of a boy of twelve years
acting as commander of a ship seems
rather wonderful, yet Farragut was
but twelve years and four days old
when he was put in coihmand of the
Barclay, a prize ship taken by Captain
Porter. In Consideration of bis tender
tore of nuts, small fruits and the finer
Improved variety of vegetables Mrs.
Folsom. believes * enterprising women
have a great future.' ■
Mrs. Folsom also "urges landscape
gardening and forestry as adapted to
large estates as particularly well suit
ed to feihinine study. There is no rea
son. she says, why such a field should
be monopolized wholly by men. With
the practical training that many a
farmer’s daughter gets at home and a
course in a good agricultural college or
school of forestry there is no reason
why wdmeu should not > win speedy
recognition in such a profession*
Fpr thy loving kindness, Father,*lovii g
thanks yp bring,
Praises for Tltygoodness, Thy littiq
little children sing. ..
tions or blemishes of a whole life; All
of ub are influenced; all of us send out
influences. The woman who walks
down tfie street with her shirt'waist
weeds, and small flocks pay their
way on most farms in this way. He
adds: “Less labor Is required in han
dling sheep than almost any other kind
of Stock. During a large portion of jhe
year they will take care of themselves
and at the same time utilize the weeds
and other wastes found on many
farms.' Trae it is that at certain sea
sons of the year they mast be given
food, care and attention: This Is espe
cially so at lambing time. The success
ful fldekmaster is the one who watch
es the old and. young closely at this
season of the year.”
Historic Ships,” the former English
niaster.’of the vessel was sent in her
xor the possible benefit the yopng prize
uipster might find in his advice. Far
ragut tells the story of the queer di-
\#ion of authority in his journal as
•T' considered thnt the day of trial
had arrived, for I was a little afraid ot
the old fellow, as every one else was.
spick and span, her hair done' neatly,
her shoes clean and polished and her
belt, all tidylike is" an influence tor
good. There’s no telling how many
frumpy. Unneat, shabby feminine mor
tals take the hint to themselyes and
start In on a little process of Improve
Mr. J. O. Bell of Coolidge spent Wed
Miss Martha Merrill is at home fqr the
holidays. She is a student at Agn< s
Scott Institute and is editor in [chief of
the Aurora, the college magizine.
to play the man. So I mustered up
courage and informed the captain that
I desired the main topsail filled away
in . order that wd might close up with
the Essex Junior. He'replied that he
would shoot any man who dared to
touch u rope without his orders. He
would go his own course and had no
idea of trusting himself with *a blasted
nutshell,’ and then he went below for
“I called my right hand man of the
crew and told him of my situation. I
also informed lilm that I wanted the
main topsail filled. He answered with
a clear ‘Aye, aye. sir,’ in a manner that
was not to he misunderstood, and my
A Dafmty Dish. , v
Broiled beefsteak with oyster sauce
Miss'Mattie Whitehurst of 'Monti-
cello is the guest of Mrs. John^Dean and
Mrs. D.*A Dixon in’this'city. A
The Woman of: Thirty. *
Keith Clark writes in the Reader as
\frben one knows the age of a wom
an one knows the woman. The very
fact that she permits you to know her
age exposes her character. She no
longer masquerades. She has lost a
certain uncertainty, an evanescept del
icacy. that/ was an irresistible charm.
Women, like philosophy, are divided
Into two classes, the knowable woman'
and the unknowable; also, like philoso
phy, it is the Unknowable woman who
is the specnlable. Therefore to get her
at her highest capacity she gicst be
unmarried and about thirty.
, The married woman presents certain
Inseparable telltale data. She has chil
dren, and those children have appar
ent ages, two facts which go far in
determining Iter annals. If she Is un
married and she Is not about thirty
ahe is under thirty, again a definite
fact. Being “about thirty” is indefi
nite. She may be more or less., No
one hazards a guess. There is a de
lightful vagueness in being “about
thirty.” It has nothing to do with
dates, and many of us who from our
youth up have felt no attachment tor
dates can foagree the unattached their
who try It tor the first time. Make the
oyster sauce by scalding a dozen oys
ters in their own liquor, afterward re
moving the oysters and patting them
aside. Beat two tabiespoohfuls of but
ter to a cream and add the yolks of
three eggs, beating them into the but
ter- with the juice of half a lemon.
Season with onion juice, salt and pep
per. Set the bowl containing the mix
ture into a basin of boiling water and
stir carefully for a few minutes. Add
a cupful or boiled.and strained oyster
Uqnor .and boll until the sauce is quite
smooth and like a custard. Draw back
on the stove and add the oysters, whole
if tfiey Are small, chopped if they are
large. Serve the sauce separately, but
pour a little' around the beeksteak,
which should be garnished with pars-
Pree Rural Mail Service. \
In answer to the letter from Jerry
Weedon of Madison county, N. Y., in
quiring If a taxpayer living in a local
ity where rural service is in operation
is entitled to the delivery of mail at
his residence by rural carrier, the
fourth gss^tant postmaster general
says that under present conditions a
universal doily house to house mail
service in rural districts is impractical
ble, and. such was not the intention of
congress in authorizing rural free de
livery service. * ; t T
Under the present system care is tak
en in establishing the rural mail deliv
ery to give as convenient a service as’
possible to the largest number of pa
trons in - communities where there is
population sufficient to warrant it Nec
essarily ail patrons cannot be served
alike owing to th* varying distances
whlcfe they, may live from the road
over which it ls most advantageous to
lay the rural route.
wlio wns /ou a tour
Mitch highlands had the
n M . a hirge gorilla which
jhl. 1 and exjwusc of bur
in* wayside not far from
. i Milan.! drovers on
IVr'.ii c-nnu* across the
; :1 s it had been left, in
. -:,]•!>. Never having
- r .: ti;;<■ styeolmen before.
;_v puzzled what to
UlJil’ii sl»* pe?” asked
• ht.IUhI Tugal, -she’ll
M«: *r or she wld bae a
„ ( i she’ll no. pe a low-
or her trouser wid pe
(•mo deration Tonal ex-
,.p v ,. v.-itit slteTI pe. She
f . .,-ifsji veesitor and pe
Mrs. Ed. Bruce and little 1 - daughter*
Marion, of Tifton are the guests of rel- ;
Mr. Jas. Dixon, of Savannah, is’spend-
ing the holidays with home folks.,
Mr. J. E. Dickey, a well known
Flcrldian of Iamonia was among tfcose
wlio visited Thoznasville on Wednesday.
. Mr. Joe Mitchell, who is spendii g
his first year at the Technological school
at home for the , Chrisfc-
of nae «*<
in Atlanta, is
board, tor i really would havs bad
very little trouble in haring such an
For All tfce Lives.
“Say,” ‘began the determined looking
man, “I want a good revolver.”
“Yes, sir,” said the salesman, “a six
shooter?* , v V
“Why—«r—you’d better make it a
nine shootej. I want to use It on a cat
next door.”—Philadelphia Press.
Owen Dew'Corn Bread.
Take two. teacups of boiled hominy
. and while hot mix with it a very large
spoonful of butter. Beat tour eggs
very light and stir them into the hom
iny. Add a pint of milk, gradually stir
red in, and a half pint of white com
meal; salt The batter should be of the
consistency of boiled custard. Bake
with a good deal of beat bottom
off the pven and not too Inch at the
top. The pan should beaeep. This
bread is often baked in a milk pan.
Brc-Mkinu * U'I»Mn>
The divining rod is u t*»
tlie Hindoo*. As the forked
, tree tt Indicated In rarioi
Europe, A»l» *nd Africa
are, were Hidden or where w
be readily found. From I
branch of a tre< tt WJ
bone waa aoon tnrerted torn
£ aecnrin* th.
wishes of tluwe -ho to brea
lalned the 'o* e ' p*rUjg
,ork that was poasesaeo
laflieaee of Gn4 Wnum.
Tfie influence of good women is the
most powerful factor in advancing the
civilization of the human rare- The
pity of it la that good women are not
sufficiently alive to. their power for
good over their husbands, sons and
brothers and from modesty and diffl-
dence too often refrain from doing
their duty. Women are too apt to ac
cept the position that the orientals as
signed to them and for fear of incur
ring the odium attached to the “shriek
ing sisterhood” of farce comedy poll- *
tics shrink from exercising within their
own homes that influence tor good
which is their highest and best attri
bute. Every reform in manners ami
morals of Eden waa dne to women.
The child labor law of Great Britain
was suggested and pushed to comple
tion by womehl Every Advance in civ
ilisation from the stone at the cave
dweller's door to the most advanced
of modem household luxury came from
woman’s desire for comfort and domes
tic peace.—New York American.
The dead stars probably outnumber
the living stars by many. It may be
.millions to one.
ling a fair living under hard conditions.
A long vacation spentas an unknown
' hired man on an average farm vrould
help some of opr scientific men to teach
1 “common sense.”—Rural New Yorker.
We would like -to ask, through the
columsVff your paper, if there , is any
person who has used Green’s August
Flower for the cure of indigestion, Dys
pepsia, and liver Troubles that has not
been cured—and vre also mean their re-
stflts. such as sour stomach,- fermenta-
A. chop ' and serviceable wire
stretcher can be made as follows:
Take a tve-sixteenths inch rope about
seven feet Jong. On one end pot a
v clevis and fasten to & spoke in a rear
wagon wheel. Brace the wagon so
that it cannot run back. On the other
end of the rope put a mower sickle
guard and put Wire in this. If it
should slip: put a claw hammer on
wire in front of the guard and behind
a barb. Now torn the wheel, and the
hub will act as a windlass, and the
wire can be stretched very tightly and
torn of food, hahitoal costiveness, ner
vous dyspepsia, headaches, despondent
feelings, sleeplessness—in fact, any
trouble-coruiected wfth the stomach or
liver? This medicine has been sold for
many years in all civilized countries,
and we wish to correspond with you
and send yqu one of our books free of
cost. If you never tried August Flow
er, try a 25 cent bottle first. We have
never known of its failing. If so, some-.
do like*' 1
Cbronlo 1 *
i, ■' WMm For the CunleHn.
Tlie woman with a muddy skin and
dan eyes will find generous water
drinking to be tlie cheapest and best
beauty doctor ot an. Two glasses ot
water every morning and, night will
brighten her eyes, clear ber complexion
and improve her digestion. Let thr
water be absolutely pure, and a few
months of tbs Bttnple treatment will
gain many compliments for tbo worn
at to get, yon Want to get something that will
Would advise yon when yon come to town to