An Artist a
(Copyright, 1911, by Ass
It was known to the Shefflields, the
Durhams, the Chattertons and all
other country families for five miles,
around that the little farm known as
Roselands had been sold to some one
in t'he city, but the name of the buyer
had not transpired. Roselands had
been owned and occupied by an old
recluse for years. ils hobby was
growing roses, but lie would never
sell or give one away. They simply
budded, bloomed and faded.
On two occasions Miss May Shef
Itld, who was by all odds the best
looking young woman who drove past
Roselands had stopped and tried to
melt the old man's heart, but it wias
in vain. Had she been red-headred
and cross-eyed, and had a big mouth
and a nose tiller up it the end, he
could not have been more surly with
her. Neither praise, flattery, smiles
or cash would Mielt him. Red roses
pink roses - white roses - roses
enough for a duke's wedding, and yet
the passersby could not have one of
When it was known for certain
that the old recluse had departed,
and that the buyer was coming down
from the city in a few days to take
possession, Miss Mary put on a deter
mined took and said:
"Well, I'm going 'ight over there
tomorrow afternost and get somec
cuttings from those rose hushes. I
don't believe the buyer will care. At
any rate I'll chance it."
"lie's probably a married man,"
said the mother, "alid you don't know
what his wife may say about it."
"If she's imean enough to say any
thing I'll offer to pay. Why, we've
given away cuttings and roots and
bulbs by the cart cload."
At two o'clock next afternoon. after
a w'alk of a mile. Miss May arrived at
tOse'tlnds. She had brought a knife
aloug. and she lost no time selecting
the bushes and making her cuttings.
Whl.en sie had bundled them up sit
tok it look into the cottage tII'ough
a window, alld was alllaze(d to finid
that a lot of new furnittire hal been
moved in. Weeds and grass had also
belen (it down. and it was evident
that th~e buyer was re dy to take pos
She Lost No Time in Selecting the
session. if the t t'espatsser had delayedi
a single daly longer
And then shte heard the chutg of an
auto. andl lost it as the nmachine
stopped at the gate, and thbere canto
tile soundl~s of tmeni's voies and the
barking of a dog. T1he butyer' at Rose
lands wvan at hand!1( Shoul the girl
walk aout with that hutndle of euitt ings
under01 ncr arm, and( her chlin held
high in defiance? No, of coturse not.
Should she go wtithout tile cuttings?
Should she break hecr way to the
- flds in the rear through the ranttk
grass and weeods? A nshed wvith ines
climbing over it, and the door' stand
Ing half open en'ught her eye, and a
few seconds lat she was concealed.
A good lookin young man, talking'
with his chautffo , caime up the pa1th
andl unlockedi onle of the (oors and(
entered. Half a diozn trips were
made by Ihe two, andl whent they
came to an end the hiing girl knew
that the chauiffeur had driven away
alone, and that tile master and his
dog were seated on the doorsteps
within 15 fent of her. She scented
the smoke of a pipe, and she heard
the man say to the dlOg:
"Well, old fellow, wve are htere at
--last. Wonder if w~e are' going to he
lontesome!? We'll put in a few (lays
' cleaning upi Roselnladsland then we
must to our eatnvasses."
"All artist, eh? That's what Miss
May had thought as shle pecered at the
matln's face thriotugh a crack in the
shed. lie had brought the last at his
effects, andi was goinig to stay r'ight
there. Now, then, was she to get out
- No anin for a week, and everyithing
' around here wanttts water?'' continued
the man. ''We multst Jput the hose on
and wet downl. You look out for
tramps and I'll take c'are of the roses.
And -say, Car'lo. be a little careful as
to thle dogs you get a cjtiainlted wvithI
.~ They must be tip to the
y- 3 say a mail is judlged by
'meth ing inl the shed t here?
had1( scented the trespasser,
an n tow he ran down and stuck bia
nd His Dog
3ciated Literary Prese.)
head into the shed and barked an
"Only a cat, old boy," said the man,
"and you needn't drive her away. We
want a cat to make it seem honie-like.
May be a coon or a rabbit, from the
way you bark. I'll come down and
help you rustle it out. Here-"
"You needn't put yourself to any
great trouble," said Miss May Shef
field as she appeared in the open
"T-thunder!" exclaimed the art
Ist," as he fell back in amazement.
"Si'," said the haughty girl before
him; "you called me a cat!"
"I-I-by no men11s."
"And yoti called me1 a coon!"
"Hlut I--I never meant to."
"And you called me a rabbit!"
"Yes, but you see--"
"And you ordercid your dog to hus
tic mne out!"
"But I didn't know-"
"And wlen I an hustled out you
swear at me!"
'lut my ast( ishment-ty sur
"And now I am1 expecting a blow
-from a cluh!"
"Miss--young lady-iny dear-"
"Hut as you haven't lilt ime, I wish
to thank you for your' (icilleecy and
bid you good afternoon!"
And With liad held high and the
gait of ait duchess. the girl swept tile
fluttering man aside and walked to
tihe gate and up the road. The (log
!oIlowed her for a few paces in a
wondering way. and t11r1 rlle'turtleid to
his miaster, to be addressed w%-f it:
"Carlo, have we had a pipe dreaml1,
or have we actmijly seenl tile (Iueen of
hotr sex for 50 miles around ?"
Carlo went down to the shed to see
if anything llore like that was linger
ing around, and finding nothing
return'1ed to be a'.ked:
"But who in the devil caln she be,
and what in the devil did she want
here? Came on foot aid went away
the saie way. Gan't live so very far
off. No roses out yet. Was she after
cut tings? Let's ake. a look. Why.
here's a hundle of :heui! We catte
home just ill time11. She ileard its an(]
wenIlt into Ilidilig. Mlist have ktnown
she was i trespasser and a thief, and
yet how she stood up to me! Wasn't
that all awfl bluff, 1111111? Well.
Well! Tir-re are a few things to be
found before we settle down."
Mr. 'Tikins was only a (lay or two
t'irling out what he wanted to inow,
aind then he i)peared at the Shef.
field's, riot its a entler, but is it bearer
of burdens. lie had three rose bushes.
'They' w~ere, as lie explained to iss
May, patiitial i'epaymlent for callitng
her a cat, a (0(11 and a rabbit. ii
she still felit aggr'i(eed site might send
fat her and brothler' over' and dig uri
all, but1 a single bush, lie had ex
elimedlC "t hunder !" at tile sulddent
sight of hecr, but thler'e were lilies anr
tulips and pinkis at Roseland, and
wiold she take thleun andl for'get thle
.iss May's chin came down by
de(grees, but it camtie dlown.
One evening inl tile iate fail thle
dog Car'lo wasn~l't so ver'y muilch
asl tnSised to hear his master say,
after cominig hotne at a late hlour:
"Well, my old friend, we'll be go.
ing back to towni for the winter' sootn,
but nlext spring Rioselands will sure
have a mlistr'ess. it was you that
discovered her1, andl~ I want to tell y'ou
how muci(h obliged I am. Hleigho!
How she did stand here and blutff!"
The Boy Problem.
The boy, like the tariff, the football
rles(' and tihe suffragette, is an~ eternal
itrobileml. lie is a nev'er-ending sour'ce
(If disc(ulssion att t eachiers' ('onv'entionls.
family couir.cils antd sociological confer.
ences, lie is bilmed f(or manity things
w~hichI he 1has nothling to (10 with;an
is sometimes30, 1 togh rariiely, giv'en
'eedit for things he. (10es not1 do.
1liuly, htowe'ver, the critic(ismn of t he
boy is advl~erse. \Vhere ther'e Is 0one
optimlist to see h1is good poinlts, there
are ten pessimilsts to bew~aii his faults.
Perhaps the strongest and nmost. un
prejtudicedi adv1erse criticism at. the
presen01t timel ('omes0 from the0 field of
business life. It is vet'y 'ommor.0b for'
a busitness man 10 complaiti about 'he
boy13s that come Into his employment.
PTey can nieithet' write neatly, spell
corriectly, nor cipher acc'Euratfely; their
personal habiits are' none1 too admira
b11e, and thley' have little poliftees or
respect foi' superiors. So say many'
large employers of boy iabor'. If thleso
statemen'tts at'e all ti'te, sturely there
is somret hing wrong wit h our' boys.
\\'hllitami T. Miller in thle Athlnt ie.
Origin of "Buncombe."
in hiistor'ic flunmcomnbe county, Nc.,rt h
Cari tohlia, was ot'ig Inte(d thle phlrase
"'tai lkinmg huncombeili." for in thiiis moumn
tintous coutry yearsi' aigo, Col. IEd
ward itunicombel) founded is fitmous
hail, and1( placed thle words '"To I tun
c'01mb'e loall, Welicomec All' OVert his
dloorway. lThe expriession, "I anm talk'
llng fori ittun(omibe," mleainig Itunu
combe11 (outy, b(eenmeU c'urrendt hlere
abouts by hlomei folks, butt unitregen-.
erate stranigeris haive used( it to signify
political larntey' (or exaggeratted
praise.--"Itn the L.and of the Sky." Jloe
M. Chlap ple in National Magazine.
Claim Great Age for Tree
TheI viiloago C.' ltetiborn, itn (c'r
manny, hits a lindenl tree believed to be
1.2n0 yenrs old.
To Lydia E. Pinkhami
Scottvfile, Mich.-" I want to tel
you how much good LydiaE.Pinkham'
V e ge t a bl e Corm
... -- ...p.... ound and Sanativt
Wash have done me
-. I live on a farm an(
have worked ver
A 4 hard. I am forty
five years old, an(
am the mother o
. . Many people thinl
it strange that I an
not broken dowi
-. 'with hard work an(
the care of my fam
fly, but I tell them of m1y good friend
your Vegetable (omnpound, and tha
there wvill be no )ackaiche and bearini
down pains for them if they will taki
it as I have. I am scarcely ever with
out It in the house.
"I will say also that I think there I:
no better medicine to be found fo
young girls to build them up and mak
them strong and well. My eldes
daughter has taken Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound for pain
ful periods and irregularity, and It ha;
always helped her.
"1 am always ready and willing t<
speak a good word for the Lydia E
Jinkham s Remedies. J tell every om
I meet that I owe my health and hap
piness to these wonderful medicines.'
-M rs. J. G. JonsNsoN,Scottville,Mich.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
p ound, made from native roots an<
herbs, contains no narcotics dr harm
ful drugs, and to-day holds the recor4
for the largest number df actual curei
of female diseases.
UNDERTAKING FOR MISSIONARY
"There are a good many thankles
BABY'S HAIR ALL CAME OU'l
"Whben my first bb a i
months old he broke out on his heat
with little bumps. They would dr:
up and leave a scale. Tlhen it wouic
break out again andl 11 spread all ove:
his head. All the hair came out an<
bis head was scaly all over. Then hi:
tce brnoke out all over in redl bump:
Sndl it kept spread)r.ig until it v.as ot
bis hands and armr. I bought severa
broxes of oinltme'nt, gave him bloot
medicine, and had twvo doctors to trea
him, but be got worse all the time. Hii
had It about six months when a frien<
told me :4out Cut icura. I sent ant
got a bottle of Cut ieura Riesolvent,
cake of COticuera Soap anid a box o
Cuticura Ointment. In three days
afteor using themn he began to improve
He began to take long naps and t<t
stop scratching his head. After taking
t wo bottles of Resolvent, t wo boxes o
Ointment and thrco cakes of Soap i<
was sound and well, and never ha<
any breaking out of any kind. lHl
hair camre ouit In little curls all ove1
his head. I dlon't think anything elst
would have cured him except Cut icura
"I have bought Cuticura Ointmen1
and Soap several times since to usc
for cuts and sores and have nevem
known them to fail to cure what I pul
themi on. I think Cuticura is a greal
remedy and would advise any one t<
use it. Cut icura Soap is the best tha1
I have ever used for toilet purposes.'
(Signed) Mrs. F. F). Harmon, R. F. D
2, Atoka, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1910.
Their Favorite Alibi.
Cook-How do you get out or it
when the missis scolds you for nol
answering the hell?
WVatress-I always tell her I wam
making manyonnaise.-Hiarper's llazar
For IEEAD)ACENE-Efeks' CAPIUIINKi
whether fromi (olds, Heat, Htomachel ni
Nervous Troub1les, capuidie wiln relieve you1
It'ai nquid- pleasant to tanke--ne'ts immede.
at ely Tr it.. i0e., 25e., aund 50 cent s a t drug;
in the Future.
"l low did you get your star. it
"I got a flying start; I was born ir
The robe of righteousness will neith
or shrink nor stretch.
If Youre is fluttering or
MADE BANK ACCOUNT GOOD
Why Uncle Reuben Could Not Meet
Debt He Acknowledged as
Uncle Reuben, the village white
Washer auid man of all work, was a
frequent borrower of small stums from
his neighbor. Colonel Arkwright,
and as a rule he repaid these little
debts at the appointed time; but on
one occa.sion, when he had been ac
conuinodated with a loan of two dol
lars and a half, which he pronised
to return in a few days, he allowed
two or three weeks to pass without
[inaling any mention of his indebted
ness, and, in fact. seened to avoid
I is creditors. But one morning the
colonel unexpectedly encountered him
at the postofilee.
"lello, Uncle Rube! Didn't you
borrow a little money from me sev
eral weeks ago?"
"l)t's right, cunnel," said the old
mian. "I sholy did."
"You told me youl'(d pay it back In
thri-e or four days. liave you had
No, suht," responded Uncle Reuben.
"I'll tell you how it was, cunnel. I
lacked jes' two doliahs an' a half o'
havin' ten dollars to put in de savin's
bank, al' I used it fo' dat. Hi its all
right, c11unne. I won't fo'glt it."
Thackeray's Kindness of Heart.
Thackeray was the gentlest satir
ist that ever lived. As editor of the
Cornhill he could hardly bring him
self to reject a MS. for fear of hurting
ills would-he contributors. The story
of his actually paying for contribu
tions that he never printed, in order
to conceal the fact that he had reject
ed them, may be true or false. We do
not renember exactly how the evi
dence points. But even if it be a
story, such-stories are not told of men
.made of the stern stuff of the Thack
I eray commonly misknown.
Why He Quit.
"Ilavcn't I the privilege of making
suggestions to the man fixing the
lawn," she asked, with tears in her
"Why, certainly," he assured her.
"Well, just. because I made a sug
gestion to him he throw all his tools
in the wheelbarrow in ain angry man
ncr and went away without saying a
"Why, what. had you said to make
him act like that ?"
"I just asked him to plant a few
nice dandelions in the lawn."
FOR MALARIA. CIIILS. FEVER
Colds and l-a. Grippe take Elixir Babek,
a preventative against Miiasinatic Fe
ver-s and a remedy for all Malarial Fe
"I have used 'Elixtr Biabek' for four
years for Malarin, and found it all thai
Is clainied for it. Without it I wouldI
he obliged to change my residence. as
I can not take (i-nine in any of its
forins.-,-J. Middletom lFour-Mile Run
va. IElixir Bnbek So cents. all drug
gists or Kloczewski & Co., Washington
Lead in Salt Industry.
The -six leading states in the salt
inidustryv arec Michigan, New York.
Oh io, Kansas, ILtuisianJa and Call
for-nia, and1( in ' f909 these six stater
pr'odneed salt valued at $7,714,557.
The malt fr-om these states is obtained
irom rock salt, sea water aind natural
br1ine---inl other wor'ds, trom all t he
known sou1rces of salt.
irnportant to Mothers
Examine calrefully every bottle ol
CAS'POR IA, a safe and sure remedy for
Iin~fantsi anid children, anid Bee that it
Tn Use F~or Ove-r 30 Years.
Childrien Cry for Fletcher's Castoi
*Mis's 1>., a te'ach~er of unquestioned
propriety in all its branches, was in
7the throes of commrren(cment,. and to
the best of her ability was entertain
ing some young men-the suitors of
her fairi pupils. They c-onversed on
some beautiful flowers in the drawing
r loom. "Yes," exc'laimed the old lady;
'hut If you think these are pretty, you
just ought to go upstairs and look in
the bat h-Itubs of the girls' dor'mitor-ies.
T'hey arec just full of American beau
Some Aviation Records.
(C'ar iFerdlinand of Bulgaria is the
first ('rownedl head who hlas madec an1
aerolane flighIt. The a viator who
t ook him up Is the first man wtho (ever
of Prussia Is tihe first professional
aviator of royal rank. Mr. Roosevelt
is the first prominenlt statesmanl to
have made an ascension in an aero
plane. Arthur J. flalfour Is the see
SPOIIN'S D)ISTKM PER C('' E will
('ure' any possible case of DISTE'lM PER,
IN K RVEK, and the like a1mong horses
of all ages, and preve'nts all othle-r-s in the
amne s'table from having the di~seasae. Also
c-ures chicken -cholera, and dlog dhist emper.,
Any good dIrugg~ist. ('nn1 5lupply you, or send(
to mafrs. 50 cents and $1.00 a hot tie. Agents
w iar ted.- Free hook. Spiohna MedlienI C'o.,
Spec. Contagious Diseases. Gosahen, Indl.
H ope less.
"Why dlon't you get. in line for- Miss
"'Ilumph ! That line's busyn3."
Chew and1( fmokiei uintiured lionnero. eap and
undofied. Mieriwutheor a tcdwardh. Clarksiil e'iinn
If you1 want to be up with the lark
in the morning, beware of the Ssal
lows at night.
weak, use "RNmOVIN. 'lad.e. by
HADN'T SEEN IT SINCE.'
She---You ought to see that man
'In evening clothes.
lie-l'd like to; he borrowed my
dress suit three months ago.
A New Sensation.
.Little Jean had visited one of the
large summer amisement parks for
the first time, and with the courage
possessed only by those girls whose
playmates are boys and girls older
than themselves, she had not hesi
tated, when invited, to take a ride on
one of the "thrillers" that abound in
To hei mother, on her return from
the park, she confided the emotions
she had experienced as she swept
round the curves of the "figure eight"
with her elder brothers.
"Mamma," she said, "when I went
round those awful turns so fast I felt
just as if I had freckles on my
DON'T NEGLECT YOUR KIDNEYS.
Kidney troubles aro too serious to
neglect. Slight ailments are often
forerunners of dangerous kidney ill
ness and should be treated without de
btery/Yr/gre lay. T. M. Har
TOM/ AS/o/t), ley, 315 E. 5th
Av., Rome, Ga.,
, - says: "Years
ago I had an
attack of gray
el that nearly
killed me. I re
covered but it
wv as the fore
runner of simi
ar attacks. The
scant and irregular in passage and
my back throbbed until I could
scarcely stand the pain. I began using
Doan's Kidney Pills and was helped
from the start. I gradually improved
and when I had used eight boxes, I
was entirely cured."
Remember the name--Doan's.
For sale by druggists and general
storekeepers everywhere. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
A Quaint Thought.
Aliss G eraldine ara imr. sea ted in
her' deck chair on the George Watsh
ington, rega rdled a half1-dozen turchi ums
playing on the sunny dlecnk, anid then
said with a pensive sile:
"I ofteni wondler. t'onsider'ing what
chrrrming things children aire, where
all thme qumeer' old imien (omne from!
The Urgent Need.
She (flattering with 'y(es anid v'oice
--Arthur, dear. I find that we still
Ineed a few thIngs to make otur little
householdl mnore ser'viceablie.
Hle-Whant one t hing, perhamtps?
She-Well, for' instane, we nced a
new hat for mne.--I arper's izar.
&fria. Winstow's Soothing Ry'rup for chntd-n
IItthing. kiJftens thei ginoas, re-Iduce'.sii nteimnmi
Mon, anays patin. ('ures wira l i'. 25c ni boittl.
All mankind Iovcs am lover.-- lmer
A The expression
sick women, "I wei
is always good reC
pain and suafferinm
Medicines doing r
tihe woman feels d:
,r , ~ liThusamnds of
~1 health and couraga
' It establishes reg,
tion, and curcs we
for this reliable rei
Sick women are invited to consult
strictly private and sacredly con~dent
fee to World's Dispensary, R. V. Pier<
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets reguh
bowels. Sugar-coated, tiay granules, es
Oldest and Best CureI
A general tonic of 40 year
arsenic or other poisons.
no bad effects. For sale
.chants. If your dealer <
ARTHUR PETER & CO., Oan
Van Vlaat.Masfattld Drugn Co.. Mem
cures all blood humors, ali
ruptions, clears the complex
on, creates. an appetite, aidw
ligestion, relieves that tired
eceling, gives vigor and vim.
Get it today in usual liquid form em
hocolated tablets called Sareatabs.
AND PATFENT TIES
eqnal to new gds. -Satisfat ion guaranteod. OeS
lecon, dhandt .'gar iau (.ioth vory cheiap. Wuite
ror prices today.
LNION COTTON BAGOINO CORPOR ATIO30
Ofilee and Main Plant. NOtFOLK. VA.
B1ranch Ofnce and Plant. SPARTANBUtG. 0. (L
When you -
-'ther strchNa only 32 Ounce--samo pric'e and.
"DEFIANCE'' 58 SUPERIOR QUALIlTV.
PA TENTSl II.i t ni d ice rt.i
manA.rlanp, oor~ nI. i lw
W. N. U., A TL A NTA, NO. 27--1911..
occurs so many times in letters frorm
acompletely discouraged.'' And there
son for the discouragement. Years of
~. D~octor after doctor triod in vain.
to lasting good. It is no wonder that
btese weak and sick women have found
regasned as the result of the use of
's Favorite Prescription.
ilarity, heals inflammation and ulcer.
S W~E2JN WOMEN STRONG
SIGK WOMEtN WELL.
tea offered by unscrupulous druggist.
by letter, free. All correspondence
al. Write without fenr and withoue
~e, M. D., Pres't, Jluffaulo, N. Y./
te and invigorate stomach, liver and
may to take as candy.
s' success. Contains no
Unlik e quinine, it leaves
by druiggists and mer
:an't supply it, write to
oral Agent., LouIsville, Ky,
phia. Tenn. Pri.$.00 a
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