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er Year in Advauce. 91.25 If uot Paid in Advance. nta extra outside of the County. Adver tising Rates on application. A valued correspondent sends us an' Interesting 1 bit of information in rela- tion to a form of Diaconraging Matrimony. insurance in Den* mark which seems to be very little known in this country, if at all. In Denmark women who fear becoming old maids may take out a policy of insurance, upon which they pay a stated premium every year, and should they marry before they are 40, What they pay in goes to their unmar- \ ried sisters. After they are 40 the un- married receive a pension for life. It will be seen that marriage is consid- ered ample compensation for the^ amount of money paid in, no matter what the amount. A cheap, good-for- nothing man would cancel the credit ' to the spinster on the company's books just as effectually as one of nature's noblemen with ability enough-to sup- • port his wife in comfort or luxury. If the young woman draws a masculine prize she may well be content. But it rests upon her judgment alone how many men are worth the sacrifice of $1,000, more or less—or, seeing we are in Denmark-^-1,000 rigsthalers. We can't escape the conclusion, comments the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, that, with the growing thriftiness and wid- ened worldly vision of the fair sex, this system will foster spinsterhood to an alarming degree and that it will be practically impossible to secure a pol- icy holder for a bride unless the suitor can reimburse her to the last cent for the loss of her fortune carefully stowed away and prospective pension. There have been a number of associa- tions, which have entered into an agree- ment to pay their members a fixed sum of money if they do marry, but one which sets a premium on celibacy by paying them if they don't, is some- Vthing new in our complex and some- what incomprehensible civilization. \The great singers of any age are. great women,\ t>ays Lillian Sabine, in Making Yonr the Pilgrim. Her meaning is not that Work Count. ^ are distinguished by nobility of char- acter, for of some the reverse is true, but that to be a great singer requires ,| indomitable courage, unwearied appli- cation, the tense reaching of the whole woman toward an artistic ideal. \I would rather not sing at all,\ says Melba, \than always to sing the same. Each time I try to do better than be- .ore, and in this way my work is made \teresting.\ Here U a suggestion not .imply for the greatly gifted but for tis common mortals who dtsire to em- phasize in our lives tfij? difference be- tween work and drudgery, between being hired and being hirelings. I** Whether he be rich or poor,\ says j- James M. Ludlow, \the man who makes /\.-• , his income secondary\o some helpful £•• service belongs to th^ guild of mas- ^ ters.\ Every aspiration and aim be- | ? yond the daily task lets in a window |v illlumining the task and bettering its ft performance. ; \ The French authorities have been ^.- discussing the value of alcohol as nour- vj> ishment, and they agree that wine is \'', very helpful. The French, by the why, liaye a great deal of wine to sell. M. Duclaux believes that brandy in small (doses is extremely nourishing, but as he forgets to specify what he means by a small dose or how often it shall be taken, we are not much the wiser ; for his recommendation. Whisky seems to be left out of the argument, y: and this is very embarrassing in a *\\ country where there is muck malaria V and where the system is generally run § \•''• f^ dDWn at 11 o'clock in the morn ing. not to nention the vast quantities for ex- t por| | Let us hear from the Kentiuky •\ academy before we accept the verdict v ; of Paris physicians. •iy^ Are editors long li-ved? In the obitu- |,; »ry notes of Fourth Estates recently f; -seven deaths were recorded, five of old Jl men. They were: Henry 11. Hayes, 't: one of the oldest and best-known con- ^./•jresional reporters, 74 years old; VVil- f^- ; liam H. B. Currier, 55 yenra the pub- t t lisher of the Amesuury (M»«s.) Vil- f^ lager; James W. Clarke, tit one time | the publisher of the Willininsport ^ <Pa.) Gazette, 73 years old; Albert is Patrick, one of the first editors of the £; jLouisville Courier-Journal, 80 years $ M$i C. M. Nichols, a former editor of ig(the Springfield (0.) Itepubiic, 74 years #<>ld. -$£ The Cubans have discovered what ^Americans have long known, that •jjtf railways make iuisinesH. The head of •> the post office department announced ^recently that the postal receipts had doubled since the opening- of the f railway through the center of the ^Island. ' Announcement is made of a hair re- \:?er that will.grow hair in 30 min* \*_zz. Turf investment people, corre- rzients of matrimonial bureaus, :ke Jans heirs and gold brick pur- 'zza will all believe this. about to W married coa- <ess tlie false pre- tense if hjs.sweet- heart is ignorant of the truth? That is the important question which the New York News discusses: \In the interests of ante- matrimonial honesty and pre-nubial frankness the. German courts have 1 given a divorce to a woman who dis- covered only after marriage that her husband was bald. Before the wed- ding he nefariously . concealed his capillary lack by wearing a wig. The possibility of that ruling invading an American court is food for thought. How far should sweethearts confide to one\ another their physical de- crepitude? Should the kneeling peti- tioner, asking for his loved one's hand, plead in tender accents: 'Dearie, my teeth were made in Syra- cuse,' or 'Darling, the glitter of my eye will fade?' And should the coy and blushing maiden, loath to con- fess but eager to be won, confess: *Take me, though I am not what I seem?' There are many details of make-up, charming to the lover's biased gaze, that lose their glory dur- ing the fourth quarter of the honey- moon—the removable complexion, the adjustable hair, the jointed, self- acting anatomy, to say nothing of the thousand and one appurtenances which remain to the end mysteries to the masculine mind. Should all these enter into the matrimonial problem then indeed a Daniel must come to judgment.\ , In a letter addressed to the editor of the Cincinnati Price Current, Prof Wil- . lis L. Moore, chief of the weather bu- Forecastlnsr. reaU ) says . « No reputable scientist will to-day essay to make long-range predictions. With our present knowledge of meteorolog- ical science such forecasts cannot be made with any marked degree of ac- curacy. Of course, anyone, with a proper consideration of the weather that usually occurs in a season, may make long-range predictions and have some of them verified, but such work is worse than useless; if it were possible to make reliable long-range forecasts the weather bureau, with its corps of trained scientists, would surely do such work for the people, as no one can overestimate the immense benefit that agricultural and commercial in- terests would reap from a knowledge of what the weather would be during an advancing crop season.\ Railroad managers do not propose to be caught short-handed in their shipping facilities next year. All the leading trunk lines were short of cars this past season, especially box cars. On this account cattle cars were appropriated to carry miscel- laneous freight, and they were not available sometimes when needed to haul live stock. The business of the country seeins to have outgrown the carrying capacity of the roads, but from indications it looks as if the ailroacl companies would try to catch up if their .shops are able to turn out the cars fast enough. An- other thing needed by some of the onds is more trackage. Dr. C. H. McCarthy, author of Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction,\ s somewhat of a wit. and in his his- tory classes in Philadelphia the pu- pils endeavor to emulate him. While Hscussing the effects of modern in- tentions on history he mentioned that the Greek who carried the news of defeat from Thermopylae to a dis- tant city ran 150 miles in a day. What might not have happened,\ the doctor exclaimed, \if the Greeks had had wireless telegraphy!\ \But objected a student, \they had tireless leg-raphy.\ There is at lenst one lighthouse in the world that is not placed on any mariner's chart. It is away out on the Arizona desert, and marks the spot >vhere a well supplies pure, fresh water to travelers. It is the only place where water may be had for 45 miles to the eastward, and for at least 30 miles in iny direction. The \house\ consists v)f a tall cottonwood pole, to the top of which a lantern is hoisted every night. The light can be seen for miles across tha plain in every direction. A New York newspaper announces that it is \a paper for the home.\ On the first page is a diagram a foot square of a murder, the story of a matrimonial scandal, an account of a 'Jack the Hugger,\ an item about a blackmail case, another about a man blowing his head off, and still another telling of a fight between preachers. Home, sweet home; well, we sup- pose so. ' What a patriot the man who votes an indefinite'number of times at a single election might claim to be, if it wasn't for the dollar invariably found sticking- to each vote. Although his friends are urging hkm to desist Explorer Baldwin wants to try for the north pole again. If he freezes himself it will be in cold blood. Niagara it worth $1,000,000,000 M * «oure* of electric power. Absolutely Pure THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE A table recently prepared by the Spectator reveals the •magnitude of neB..l.e Me f the Ufe insuran « e business of the nturance. United States, and gives an idea of the immense profits of t\<b regular companies. The table mentioned does not include the fra- ternal insurance business. There was a large increase in every item in the reports for 1902. On the 1st of Jan- uary, 1903, the companies had assets amounting to over $2,100,000; surplus over liabilities, $295,000,000; received in premiums in 1902, $407,000,000; to- tal income in 1902, $504,000,000; pay- ments to policy holders in 1902, $195,- 000,060; total disbursements in 1902, $320,000,000; whole amount of insur- ance in force, $8,719,000,000. These figures show that life insurance is one of the great industries of the country. The table shows that no other business can boast correspond- ing gains in every material respect equal to those of the life insurance companies. The amount distributed to policy holders, almost $200,000,000} without doubt brought material re- lief to nearly half a million people. Estimating \he policies at $2,000 each, there would be more than 99,- 000 direct beneficiaries, a large pro- portion of whom had others depend- ent upon them. Add to these dis- bursements of the regular companies the sums annually paid by the fra- ternal companies, and the magnitude of the life insurance business can be appreciated. \Don't never prophesy—onless ye know,\ said Mr. Bigelow, and so one is moved to say, in running on*s eyes Prediction* of Great Men. logue of the unfulfilled predictions of great men. who thought they knew it all, printed in the New York Tribune. Prof. Wagner, of Berlin, predicts that the Monroe doctrine will prove a \barren ideality.\ So? WeH, did not Napoleon the Great predict that in 50 years Europe would be either all re- publican or all Cossack? It is neither republican nor Cossack. \Italy de- clared Matternich, a famous diplomat- ist and statesman, \is merely a geo- graphical expression, and-\will never be anything else.\ It is a united na- tion. \There is,\ oracularly pro- claimed Guizot, \no morrow for uni- versal suffrage.\ Universal suffrage came in shortly after Guizot's death, and will continue. \Jefferson Davis,\ said Mr. Gladstone, \has created a na- tion.\ \These wretched colonies,\ wrote Disraeli of Canada and Australia, in 1852, \will all be independent in a few years,\ Perhaps—but not yet. \Rome will never be the capital of Italy,\ said M. Rouher just after Men- tana. It has betfh Italy's capital for more than 25 years. A ^J^ H * H#t o» tke \* * 1 dwell on, because \*«•**•\ it has none of the coarse, sordid, brutal and demoraliz- ing atmosphere which usually sur- rounds the perpetration and detec- tion of crime. A young woman, ac- cording to the story as it appeared in a local paper, rushed into the po- lice station one evening in great dis- tress of spirit. She had left home, she said, carrying a small, hand satchel in which were some of her most precious belongings, including a $2 bill and five $1 bills. As she tripped along, unconscious of danger, a gigantic ruffian had seized her by the wrist, wrenched the satchel away, and disappeared in the gloom. What she wanted the. police to do was. to discover who the ruffian was, put him in prison, and at the same time recover her property. The ser- genat asked her for clews and a de- scription of the property. She men- tioned one article after another. At last she came to violets. She was fond of violets, and kept pressed vio- lets in her satchel to perfume its contents. The detective's nose in fic- tion is always long and pointed, but he very rarely uses it for its proper function of smelling. The two detec- tives assigned to this case had noses for use rather than ornament. From barroom to barroom they went, and asked to inspect the $1 and $2 bills received since early evening. Their savor for the most part was of stale beer, of onions, or of kerosene. But at last, in the Klondike saloon, there came to the detective's nostrils the faint, sweet odor of violets. \Who brought in this bill?\ he asked. \Billy Burke,\ said the bartender. So the two sleuths started on th trail of Billy Burke, and when they had found him, they found the young woman's satchel, too. The evidence was so conclusive, in fact, that the man is now serving a six months' sentence in jail. In comparing our navy with the navies of the world, while the'Ainer- Our Naval can nav ^ is » Streoifrth. , .' ' becoming more formidable every year. In the num- ber of its vessels this country is be- hind Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany. Italy and Japan. In ton- nage of vessels now built and build- ing only two nations, Greiw Britain and France, now exceed us. and Great Britain alone surja se< us in the tonnage • under construction. But, says the Pittsburgh Post, the righting power of the navies of the world is best tested by the number of first- class battleships and arm >red cruis- ers under consti uctit n. 7n this Great Britain heads the list with 11 battleships, the United States coming next with nine; then Russia with eight, Italy seven, France six, Ger- many five. In armored cruisers Great Britain has 20 building, France ten, fche United States eight and Germany two. In battleships we lead, and for the natural reason that their great province is for home and coast de- fense. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson is a firm believer in the fertility of Alaskan soil, and Alaska a Agriculture. is anxious that e crop _ raising . experiments be conducted there as soon as possible. Commissoner Cong- don, who is familiar with conditions along the Yukon, says that Alaska is a country of great possibilities, and- by removing the moss and allowing the sun to warm up the ground, most any kind of a cereal crop can be pro- duced in that latitude. The country is rich in minerals, but still richer in soil, and he believes that the wealth of Alaska will sooner or later come from crop raising. A grea*t railroad i» being projected there now, and when thut is completed the development of the country will be rapid. The great- est drawback is that *the growing sea- son is so short and the winters so ong. Some months ago I wastravelingin Switzerland with a Germans-American who had married a &wis® wife and had retired on his means in that country, says a writer for the London Specta- tor. 1 asked him why he came to Switzerland, and having left America, why he did not settle in his own coun- try. His reply in purest American w<as: \Well 1 gue^s if it had not been for my wife 1 should have stayed over the water, and if I wanted to make a move it would not have been to Ger- many. I have breathed the air of free- dom in the states too long for that, and an occasional visit to Germany to •ee my relations is enough for me.\ Housewives who complain about the \price of things\ may ble>s their stars that they are not in Johannes- burg. From a letter recently re-, ceived is taken the following: \The hens at Madeira provide us with so- called 'fresh eggs.' which we get re- tailed to us at $1.08 a dozen; new-laid eggs, when you axe fortunate enough to get any, are from $1.70 to $1.90 a dozen. Somehow the hens very much neglect their obvious duty here. Mutton is sold at 30 cents a pound, hungry looking fowls at $2 each, and turkeys about $15 each.\ The book publishers, according to fche Philadelphia Record, who intro- duced modern advertising methods by taking large space in the newspapers say that a fetching advertisement will sell even the poorest book T but that un- less a book have merit the sales stop when the advertising stops. \Newspa- per advertising,\ they say, \has been essential to the success of the most deserving books.\ March April May There is a best time for doing everything—that is, a time when a thing can be done to the best ad- vantage, most easily and most ef- fectively. Now is the best time for purifying your blood. Why! Because your systein is now trying to purify it—you know this by the pimples and other eruptions that have come on your face and body. Hood's Sarsaparllla and Pills Are the medicines to take—they do the work thoroughly and agreeably and never fail to do it. Hood's are the medicines you have always heard recommended. As a man of discriminating taste we know you will be interested in the superb collection of bpringand Summer apparel which we se- lected for inspection this season. It includes the hnest productions of the most famous manufacturers in the country, including the Incomparable Lines of the Stein-Bloch Company than which none better are made. Our range * . of sizes and shapes is larger than ever be- tore and of. prices also; so whatever your build or whatever you want to pay we know we can please you absolutely. Our Spring line of Stein-Bloch Suits and Cravan- ette Coats are now ready for inspection. MATLAW. The Reliable Clothier, Furnisher and Shoe Dealer, 34 Main St. CANTON, N. Y. BOY Mood's Sarraparllla promise* t* d k h THE BREECHES GIRL. We want a boy In every town to work for us after school hours and on Saturdays. Over 3000 boys now at the work. Some make $10.00 to $15.00 a week. ANY BOY who is willing to devote a few hours each week to this work can earn many dollars telling The Saturday Evening Post Among neighbors and relatives. He can begin at once. Absolutely no money required to start Write us to-day and we will send the first week's supply of ten copies free. These are sold at 5 cents each, and will provide capital to order the next week's supply at wholesale rates. $225 la EHm Cash Prif et Next Month Booklet containing photographs of some of oar most successful boy agents, wKta letters tdlinc how they work, sent free. T»» Curtis Pnbttsfata* Cosopeay 484 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. A youngster, gaffing; for suckers in the Oswegatchie furnished considerable amusement for a number of persons who stood watching him on Saturday. He was on the west aide of the river and after laboring for some time whipping his heavily hooked line through the water he finally made a strike. As soon as he began to draw in his line the lad knew that he had a game fish, and began to cast knowing glances in every direc- tion to see if any of the game protectors were in sight. Being somewhat reas- sured, the fish was brought in and proved to be a monster pike that would weigh about nine or ten pounds. \Hully gee, how's that for Sunday dinner?\ said the boy excitedly. How to get home with- out being caught was a quaadry, but quickly solved. Grasping the fish firmly he tucked it under his coat, but it was too long and the tail hung considerably below the bottom of his coat, and as the fish squirmed it dropped still lower. His arrest would follow his going through the streets that way. Many suggestions were offered by which the fish could be safely carried home, such as cut off the head, roll it up in your coat, &c. But Young America was not slow in devising a scheme. There was considerable slack at the waistband of his trousers, and again thrusting the pike beneath his coat, he tucked the tail of the* fish down into his trousers, buttoned up his coat and scud for home, occasionally stopping to squeeze the fish and stop it from squirm- ing, \Coz it tickled.\ he said.—Advance. Prof. Shaler, of Harvard, points out that European peasants are suspi- cious of \the people in the next val- ley.\ Age-long feuds like that be- tween Siena and Florence are com- moh. In this country owing to con- stant travel the most ignorant are ready to trust strangers. The men who mind their own busi- ness are sure to succeed, since they have so little competition. The man who is trying to regulate the busi- ness of a whole neighborhood has a large contract on his hands. A better business than persuading people that they are heirs to estates ic Europe would beiiuntingupproofs-for women who want to join the Daugh- ters of the Revolution. There are only about 1.000,000 candidates. The following appeared in an Ogdens- burg paper over fifty years ago, by Oringe Smith Crary the poet of Eben Holden. The matter has been furnished by Geo. L. Crary of Crary Mills, and is published in the form given us with- out change or criticism. A young lady correspondent of the paper in question wrote a temperance poem. The poem was published and it brought forth an answer from the elder Crary on \tight lacing.\ The answer closed with the following lines: \Shun tight lacing when It will preserve your, Por when TOU come or age, my girl, I want yoa The poem was signed \Farmer's Boy.\ The young lady had an ardent admirer who took offense at the poem and with- out consulting her wishes had the fol-, lowing published in the same paper, ' with the caption, \To the Father of the Farmer's Boy\: Farmer, whip that boy, nor heed hte whine, Nor longer let him toy, the idiot of the nine. Teach him to lay the rail and guide the plow; Teach him to fling the busy flail or milk the peaceful cow, Send him to school for he is ignorant very. And after Cobb <fc Walker perhaps that he may marry. (Signed), A LADY. Supposing the writer to be a woman, Mr. Crary penned the following: Dear lady; how cruel you were to send such a message to dad, d hd hi i d tear, b d a message to dad. Had you heard hini rip, sputter an I vow you'd have Own'd 'twas too \Did you know this young lady had seen A young officer all dressed In his pride, In paraphernalia so keen. That she longed to appear as his bride?\ \If ever again you'r so rude As to meddle in such an affair, On officers' rights to intrude, I'll pull every lock of your hair.\ \Come urchin with me to the barn, I'll learn you to cut such a dash.\ And you, my dear girl, I'll be darn'd, If my back didn't smoke with the lash. And my mother, she sputtered and stormed. And said that my dad had done right. \Little dog, you deserved to be warm'd, 'Till you learn to behave more polite.\ Now I felt In this hour of distress That I'd lost all the friends that I had. And all this haB come you may guess Because that you told it to dad. I would tell you with pleasure and pride Of the many good things that I had Safely laid up for my bride, But I fear you would tell it to dad. , Now If this should get to his ear I should stand in great dread of his ire. And my heart it would tremble with fear, For a burnt child, you know, dreads the fire. And now I will bid you good bye. Though my heart it is lonely and sad. For of love I'm afraid I shall die; But for love's sake don't tell it to dad. The editor of the paper in which the poems were published, wrote Mr. Crary that the \Message to Dad\ was written by the sweetheart; of the young lady corres- pondent without her knowledge. She ob- jected to the publication of the answer to the poem signed \A Lady \ Then Mr. Crary wrote \The Breeches Girl\ which was published in the Ogdensburg paper. This will appear in a later issue. A New York woman who is 103 years of age says she has lived long enough and wants to die. She says that when she was a young woman of 90 she could do as much work as anybody, but at 102 life has lost most of its. charms for her. M reasonable ^ iorcc Willing hands always do better work with w'Hing hearts. 17TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON EX. New York Central train leaves Canton 12:30 P. M. Tuesday April 7th, arrives Washington about 7:30 a. m. following morning. Apply to agent for time train leaves other stations.. Special trains will consist of best comfortable coaches and newest Pullman sleepers, running through to Washington without change. Rate $10 for round trip. Return limit 10 days exclusive of date of sale. Stop-over al- lowed, if desired, on return trip only at Philadelphia and New York permitting passengers to spend Easter Sunday in Philadelphia or New York; New tfork being especially attractive on Easter. 50-3t. R EFEREE'S SALE—SDPBEME GOOBT, ST. LAW- HKNCK Con STY. xllvtn M. Aldrtch v. Jamen Kinsler, et at. By virtue of a Judgment of this court herein, dated March 28, 1908, and entered In St. Lawrence County clerk's office March 110th, 1903, I the undersigned referee, duly appointed therefor, will sell at public auction at the office of L. P. Hale, in the village and town of Canton, In •aid county, on Saturday, May 16th, 1908, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, the premises In said Judgment directed to be Bold, and therein des- cribed M follows: All that tract or parcel of land situate In the town of Canton, County of St. Lawrence and Stateof New York, described and bounded ae follows: Being known as the John Womack lot lying on the east side of Mlnerstreet and lying between the William Wells lot and a lot heretofore c - - een the William Wells lot and a lot heretofore contracted to Andrew Morrow and running back from said Miner street to the line of said Mn. Mary Rollins lot and being the same premises conveyed to Andrew and Daniel Kinsler by Mary Rollins by deed dated April 19,1888, and recorded in St. Lawrence County clerks office on the «ame day at 8 a. ra. In Liberia A of Deeds at Dated, March SO. 1908. ' JOHN R. KKELER, . LEDYARD P. HALE, Plaintiffs Attorney, 52-?t Canton, N. T. •••* « ^

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