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NOT THE THROB OF LOVE.
to Lack Romance.
They sat on the sofa. Thoy had
Just conio to a mutual understanding,
und ho had measured her finger for
tho engagoment ring, and thoy wero
In tho first throes of tender reminis
cence "You do not remember," lie said,
in a trembling voice, "you do not re
member when you first saw mo?"
"Yes, I do."
"Did any thrill or throb tell your
heart this happy moment would
come? No; that could not bo ex
pected." "Yes, something did seem to whis
per that wo might become man and
"My darling." And ho kissed her
"Yos; I remember I saw you from
tho window leaving tho house, and I
thought you were bandy-legged, and
I thought how awful It would bo to
marry a bandy-legged man, but It was
only tho glass in tho window that wua
uneven and made you look so."
' I JOHNNY WEEKES' LOVE AFFAIRS I '
hi . imm
111 The Triumph of a Tactless Woman III
EXPERIENCE TAUGHT HIM PITY.
(Copyilclit, Ford Pub. Co.)
ECZEMA ALL OVER HIM.
Mo Night's Rest for a Year and Limit
of Hits Endurance Seemed Near
Owes Recovery to Cutlcura.
"Aly son Clyde was almost com
pletely covered with eczema. Physi
cians trcatod him for nearly a year
without helping him any. His head,
face, and neck were covered with largo
scabs which he would rub until thoy
fell off. Then blood and matter -would
run out and that would bo worse.
Friends coming to see him said that if
ho got well ho would bo disfigured for
life. When it seemed as if ho could
possibly stand it no longer, I used
some Cutlcura Soap, Cuticura Oint
mont, and Cutlcura Resolvent. That
was the first night for nearly a year
that ho slept. In tho morning there
was a great change for tho better, in
about six weeks ho was perfectly well.
Our leading physician recommends
Cutlcura for eczema. Mrs. Algy
Cockburn, Shlloh, O., Juno 11, 1907."
"I often think," sighed Mrs. Berk
eley Dexter, "how perfectly good I
could be if there were no other wom
en lh tho world." She leaned back
In her chair and gazed thoughtfully
I had my doubts as to the efilcncy
of solitude, and I expressed thorn. "If
I remember rightly," I added, "thero
was only one woman in the Garden of
Eden, and even she, poor, dear lady"
Mrs. Dexter Interrupted with char
acteristic disregard for any one's feel
ings but her own. "Don't be silly,"
sho said, pleasantly. "I was really
thinking or Lady Passay. Sho's such
a dreadfully interfering old thing."
"Old?" Her ladyship's coiffure ever
defied Inspection, and my curiosity
had always' been almost feminine. "I
wonder. Her figure is youthful, and
her cheek is childlike, still, ono never
knows. And, after all, youth Is mere
"Do you know Johnny Weeks?" Mrs.
Dexter demanded, suddenly.
"Hardly," I ventured to interpose.
Mrs. Dexter was uncompromising In
her candor as to tho sum of hor
friend's years. "Ho Is 42," sho do
clared. impassively: 'but I was tho
youngest of a very largo family
Johnny was an affectionate soul, and
made lovo to us all In turn, as wo
grew big enough; It was his way, and
we expected It. Hut he was engaged
to my sistera to ono of them at
I sighed I believe from envy. "To
lovo one of you," I observed, "is a lib
oral education to lovo the wholo fam
ily " I paused lost In my pursuit of
Mrs. Dexter said: "Yos, of course,'
In an absent sort of way.
"Ho is to be congratulated on his
cntorprlse,"I went. on. "Did he did
he so to speak, pursue tho samo tac
tics with you all, or did he allow for
"Wat's do matter, Reginald, havo
youso sworn off smokln?"
"Yes. You see, I'm engagod now,
and my fiancee objects to a dlsagreo
Tho extraordinary popularity of flna
whlto goods this summer makes tho
choice of Starch a matter of groat im
portance. Defiance Starch, being freo
from all Injurious chemicals, is tho
only ono which is safe to use on flno
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the usual quantity of
Starch necessary, with tho result of
perfect finish, equal to that when tho
goods were new.
Little Margaret and her mother,
whllo out walking, approached a par
ticularly filthy and bearded organ
grinder with his monkey, and her
mother gave her a penny to bestow on
the unfortunate animal.
She hesitated a moment before pre
senting her alms, then gravely asked:
"Shall I give It to the monkey or
to his father?" Lipplncott's.
Wealthy Man, Forced to Go Hungry,
Now Feels for Unfortunates.
"I've boon in a good many tight
places," said tho New York bfokor,
I "but only onco In a position which
caused mo to cinch up my bolt, as tho
Indian does when his stomach begins
to clamor for food.
"My wlfo and I recently took a trip
ip Into Canada and out west, return
ing by way or Huffalo. Whon wo
reached that, historic city 1 found my
self suddenly and unexpectedly broke,
owing to a combination of circum
stances which It Is not necessary to
relate. Of course wo had our tickets
home and I was anxious to get back
at onco. I had a few cents In
change, so wo took coft'eo and rolls
before boarding tho trnln, to avoid a
dollar breakfast, on tho car. This sua
tnnmu us satisfactorily and wo ro
garded tho matter on a good Joke,
which would furnish na a laugh all
tho way homo. Wo took our seats In
the car with Just ton coins in my
pocket as an available asnot. Whon
I am at 'homo and busy my Incomo la
anywhere from nothing a day to a
hundred thousand dollars a yoar, and
wo aro rather good llvors. As tho day
woro on, our hnblts began to assort
themselves, especially when other
people began eating. Wo thought
about broiled quails, Trench artl
chokes, mushrooms an bourro nolr, as
paragu&k salad, and other little lunch
eon Items or which wo are fond. Noth
" 'Would it ho possible to got any
thing ror ten cents at a station?'
asueti my wire. I know thero aro
people who spend only a Tow cents a
day Tor their food. What aro tho
necessaries of life, anyway?'
"1 decided to investigate, so at Al
bany 1 got off tho train and made Tor
the poorest lookluc lunch Btand 1
added, 'Is a very Rood word, but it's could see. I wanted the largest uuan
apt to be misplaced. And why did uty for tho loast money a luncheon
Lady Passay Interfere? Was .lonnny for two- poopio. Meat, fruit, butter,
eggs or cofTuo was out or tho quoa-
tlon. I confided In the proprietor.
ATter considering deeply, ho draggod
forth from under tho counter a basket
of antique and decropit soda biscuits
and sold me six or them for a nickel.
These, ho nssured me, would be fill
ing. Ho supplemented them with two
apples for tho other nickel.
"Since that oxpqrionco I havo boon
contributing rather freely to all tho
societies that make a specially of
know what people aro when they got
to her age?"
"So I determined to use my own
discretion, and had tho two Johnny
and his young woman up to dinner.
Hut, Oh! my dear!"
Mrs. Dexter camo to a sudden and
horrified atop. I forgave the obscurity
of her remark for tho i:ako of the "my
dear," and tried for a moment to pro
tend that tho designation was right
fully bestowed. Fatuously I consid
ered it, and bolieved myself to bo In
tho seventh heaven. Mrs. Dexter s
next, worda recalled mo.
With neither looks, nor manners,
nor style," sho was saying "perfectly
shocking. After that I gave my wholo
mind to the business thero was no
defying me and In a week," Bho con
cluded, with a smile that would havo
been triumphant if It had not boon
so sevcrly superior, "in a week tho
engagement was off finished dono
"Aren't you ashamed of yourself?"
I demanded, with solne show of Indig
nation. "I told Lady Passay ho wouldn't bo
amenable to bullying." was tho only
response, "but she hasn't any tact.
Tho other way was far the best, and
much more interesting."
I began lp feel sorry for tho dlson
gaged girl, nnd said so. "Tact," I
Laundry woric at noma would b
much moro satisfactory if tho right
Starch wero used, in ordor to got the
dcaircd stiffness, it is usually necos-
unry to uso bo much starch that tho
beauty and fineness Of tho fabric is
hidden behind a pasto of varying
thickness, which not only dcslroya th
appearance, but nlBo affects tho wear
ing quality of tho goods. Thin trou
bio can ho entirely ovorcomo by using
Dnilanco Slaich, as it can bo applied
much moro thinly because of Its great
?r strength than other makes.
Diccase Damcgeo Tea Crops.
A curious disease which has dono
much damage to tho tea crops or
northeast India is known as "rod
ruBt." An account of tho Bpoclca of
alga (Copaleuros vlrescons), which
causes It. is given by C. M. Hutchin
son In tho "Memoirs of tho Agricultu
ral Department of India." It attacks
tho loaves and stems of tho tea plant,
forming yellow patches. It la prop
agated by two kinds of spores, ono
ent iled by water and tho othor by air.
ffmr. of Ohio City or Toledo, I
l.ucAt County. f
Thank J. Cnr.Nr.Y makM ontli thut ho It irmlM
partner or tlm ilrm of r. .1. ciiknky w.. norni
InHltioss In tlm City of Tolrdo, County nml HUUj
forMul, nml timt hum nrm win pay mo mim oi
ONH nUNI)lli:i) DOI.I.AIIH for mcIi nml every
nwo ot OATAimit Hint runiuit lie cured by tho uso ol
llAI.L'rt Cataiiiiii Cuiic.
Rwnru to before me nml milwrltel In my prosenco.
thh ttti day ot Urcembcr. A. 1)., 18S.
i j A. W. (It.riAHON.
B"AL Notaiiy l'unuc.
Ifnll'M rntnrrli fore H tnken Internally nml net
tltnvtly upon tlio blue I nnd mucoun HtirfaciK of tlm
lutein. Send fur te.MliJiimUlH, free.
i'. J. i;iir..N w x i.u loieuu,
Hold by nil DruKKlnt. 7re.
Tuko Unit's 1'iunlly 1'IIU for constipation
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully evory bottlo or
CASTORIA a safo and sure remedy for
Infants and children, and boo that it
In Use For Over IJO Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
The Family Skeleton.
Visitor By George! But you've
added a great many beautiful vol
times to your library since I was here
last. Must cost something, old man?
Mr. Meeker On the level, Bill, I'm
on tho verge of bankruptcy buying
souvenir post card albums and book
cii8o sections to hold them. Puck.
With a smooth iron and Defiance
Starch, you can launder your shirt
waist just as well at homo as tho
steam laundry can; it will havo the
proper stiffness and finish, thero will
be less wear and tear of tho goods,
and it will bo a positive pleasuro to
uso a Starch that does not Btick to the
"Do that orator's opinions carry any
weight?" asked ono statesman.
"Thoy ought to," answered tho
.other. "Thoy aw heavy enough."
a friend of hor childhood as well?"
Mrs. Berkeley Dexter did. not ro-.
spend directly. "It's not as ir ho cared
two pins for tho girl," sho argued, "nor
sho for him. She tricked him into
the engagement, and thought It would
be a good match. Absurd!"
"On your own showing,"! pursued,
"tho entiro matter was most discred
itable, not to say improper!"
Mrs. Dexter mado a variant effort to
retain her dignity. "I beg your par
don," she said, coldly, "on my part, at
any rate, qulto properly Improper."
"And, of course, you told Berkoloy
all ahout It?"
She turned on mo with a counter
question.- "Why don't you get mar
ried yourself?" she asked, "or, at least,
"With peoplo like you and Lady Pas
say about?" I ejaculated, "heaven for
bid!" "I should bo very kind to you,"
smiled Mrs.. Berkeley Dexter'.
"Tho time for that," said I, "Is past."
As I spoko, my eyo fell and rested on
a bowl of roses that stood on an ad
jacent table. I loaned forward. "It
UBod to bo your favorite flower," I
murmured, as I selected a flno Glolro
do Dijon, and laid it beside her hand.
"How well you remember!" Mrs.
Dexter gavo tho suspicion of a sigh.
"Remembrance isn't taxed," I told
her, "except perhaps with regret, and
sometimes, perhaps, with a llttlo sur
prise. Wo are growing old gradually,
"And wo ought fo uso our experience
for tho benefit or our frlonds, oughtn't
wo?" was Mrs. Doxtor's sweet rejoind
er. "Which was precisely what I
thought when I heard that poor
Johnny was so unhappily engaged.
Lady Passay said ho was most awfully
I roso to tako my leave.
"It's very sordid," I remarked, as I
held out my hand, "but, after all, tho
lady is to bo congratulated on her
escape. She would have been
"You don't really think so?"
"I'm convinced of it. And what are
you going to do now?"
"I'm not quite sure," hesitated Mrs
Dexter, "there aro just tho usual
things going on, and I'm really rather
popular as a hostess, with always a
spare place for an old friend. Why
not consider an early weok-ond?
Berkeley would be delighted."
"Oh, Johnny." Mrs. Doxtor's touo
consigued Johnny to everlasting obliv
ion. "Didn't I tell you just now how
perfectly good I could bo if thero wore
no othor women In tho world? Woll,
I could. But when you have a lot ot
worry, and go out of your way to bo
kind to a childhood's friend, and then
wake up ono day to find you've more
ly been mado a cat's-paw of. it's hard
"I hear Goldrox bought a doubtful
pleqo of property lately that ho paid
Hovoral millions for. Did ho got a
"I don't know, 1 am suro. Ho
bought a duko for his daughter."
Kept Him Busy.
Carrie I made Arthur apologlao for
Carrie Between kisses. Smart
ONLY ONK"llltOMO OlIININU"
That In IjAXATIVH llltOMOQMN NK. 1-ook for
t ho u uniiluro or 15. W. uiiwvn. unimi mo nuim
k ... (-..Ill III OlIK llllV. Mil.
uvi:i ij wi..w - - r
This would bo a brlghtor world if
tho people who can't sing wouldn't.
It Is vain to be always looking to
wards tho future and never acting to
ward it. Boyes.
"Why Don't You Get Married Your
oclf 7" She Asked.
difference of temperament, and vary
his or mode of procedure? I mere
ly ask, don't you know. For myself, I
wns only allowed "
Mrs. Dexter cut mo short. "It has
been a most distressing affair, but
we've managed to save him."
"To bo absolutely correct, it was I
who saved him, though, or course,
Lady Passny lays claim to all tho
credit. All sho did was to bully I
"All things to all men,' I said,
vaguely, and trusted the remark might
fit in somehow.
"No. I was only very kind to him,
and spent a lot or time in showing
him what a nice time peoplo could
havo when thoy wero good. I took
him out to dinner I took him to more
than ono ball I sat out dances with
him, and " she paused to give tho
next announcement its full force, "I
oven let him hold my hand."
"Ah! And where was Borkeley?"
I put the question as casually us I
could, but it seemed that somebody
ought to consider Berkuley, even if
his wife had forgotten all about him.
"And then 1 made him toll mo tho very hard. I'vo had a letter from
whole thing," she went on. "Lady t Johnny to say that next week lio's
Passay had said sho was an absoluto '. going to marry Lady Passay, and
they've had tho audacity to Invito
mo to tho wedding. Mo! And they'll
be awfully disappointed If I don't go,
thoy say. I always said that woman
hadn't any tact!"
Tho opportunity was Irrlslstible.
"Out of tho rullness or tho heart tho
mouth sponkcth," I murmured. "Did
you want him yourself?"
Foreigners In American Collcgeo.
It; Is estimated that .moro than
hvclvu hundred young men nnd worn
on trom foreign countries aro this
year studying in American colleges
aiid universities. This Is more by
soino hundreds than over before and
nas neon generally commented on,
particularly In tlio east, as Indicating
the widening influence of American
It is not chiefly scholastic teaching,
however, that these welcome visitors
from the countries of tho world will
absorb and tako back with them to
their distant, homes.. Howov.or assidu
ously thoy keep to their text books
mid however much they may try not
to imbibe tlio ideals of government, or
liberty, or conscience and or conduct,
thoy aro bound to bo Influenced by
thom. Returning to their homos aftor
completing their courses of study,
(hoy will become traveling advertise
ments of what America has to offer
to the. people of tho earth. Thoy will,
whether they Intend to or not, bo tho
means of spreading Americanism over
the earth. The colleges of tho United
States are doing missionary work or
lasting value in encouraging and wel
coming this foreign patronage.
Charm of Paris Society.
The charm of society llfo In Paris Ilea
In its groat diversity. Wo lovo even
Us painful duties. Wo nttond with
equal eagerness I had almost said
equal satisfaction a state funeral or
a first presentation. This Is a form of
worldly politeness in its higher sonso.
"Although my rather hi an invalid,"
said Miss Howell, "ho takes a deep
Interest in my musical education. Ho
always encourages mo to practice my
singing at home, oven whon he's In
"Well," replied Miss Cutting, "thoy
do say that one may be mado to for
get a great pain by a greater ono'."
lmposslblo person It appeared that
Lady Passay had been Interfering
rather activoly beforo she camo and
implored my aid, and tho young wom
an had defied hor, and I didn't know
this beforo, or I think I should havo
let them fight it out anyhow, 1 don't
trust Lady Passay, and I haven't the
least faith In her Judgment Y.v.i
"What aro tneso not cues in your
gun?" asked the lllrt. Who was visit
lug the ranch.
"They represent men," replied Cac
tits Sim, "who uiougni moy . wuz
smarter than I wuz."
"A good Idea! I'll havo to notch my
parasol handle." Loulsvillo Courier-
"Julius Caesar's literary attain
ments wore truly wonderful," said tho
"Oh, I don't know," answered tho
discontented youth with Inky fingers
"Anybody could got his stuff pub
llshed with a pull like Julius
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