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ONCE I WEN
Once I went warring with the-word
, _ A cynic-knipht of sorrow:
Hy tanner. Memory, unfurled,
I rode on to the morrow.
BJ ALICE . I
Under the maples hack of the Haz
litt house the Ladies' Aid Society was
holding a business meeting. The
^roup numbered a bare two dozen.
Time had been when the houses at
Mecca Summit could hardly hold the
No one ever asked for an explana
tion cf the change except the new
.ministers, and they did not inquire
"It's only the unwilling workers
and givers who have, dropped by the
?wayside," the president of the society
often remarked, resignedly; but there
were those-among whom was Me
hi table Winthrop-that held to an
, Tho sublet under discussion at
this business meeting was the annual
Fourth of July dinner given in the
church vestry, and largely attended
by the summer people down at the
The president, Mrs. Cox, sat in an
armchair facing the group of ladies.
Jt was difficult to remember -the time
when Mrs. Cox had not been presi
dent. She was a tall, thin woman,
colorless and wiry, a bundle of nerves
under good control, but not in perfect
repair. Mrs. Cox was the most capa
ble woman in the church, at least so
every one believed-including Mrs.
"What would we do without her?"
sighed little- Mrs. Boltwood thank
fully, to Miss Mehitable; but ner
thankfulness, was of the same variety
.which she felt when lier youngest
child came down with the measles at
exactly the right age.
Miss Mehitable, fanning herself, ap
peared not to hear, and there was no
time for-the other to repeat "her re
mark. The president was speaking,
and when Mrs. Cox spoke every one
listened. It was understood at the
Summit that Mrs. Cox had no su
perior as chairman of ?'meeting.
"Who will donate chickens?" she
For an instant no one spoke. Then
with an air of patient martyrdom
Mrs.' Ccx made a note on the paper
she held-in her hand, and said, "I will
give three." She drew her lips down
at the corners and added, with low
but significant emphasis, ""And if it
proves necessary I can give more,
although I had hoped to sell off
enough hens next month to get me a
new hat." Mrs. Cox glanced over
the head of Mrs. Boltwood, adorned
as it was with a pretty flower-trimmed
gray chip. /
? Mrs. B?ltwood turned scarlet. "I
?-I will- give two."" She Taised her
voice rebelliously,, with a sound of
tears just under the surface. "It's
the first J?ll-over new hat Tve had in
four Yj?MT she whispered to Miss
MeLitaiHS "and I can't afford to give
twft'hen^K^ ? _
Terese? Hazlitt sat next to Mrs. Bolt
wood. Mrs. Hazlitt was a, young
matron who had lived only one year
at the Summit, and. was possessed of
excellent ideas, which she had been
called upon to use in connection with
the Ladies' Aid. She spoke out with
a tearlessness stupefying tc the faith
ful members: "Not a single chicken
wQl I donate to a twenty-cent dinner.
Sliced ^am is good enough and much
cheaper.' I will give ham, but . not
Twenty-two ladles secretly agreed
with Irene Hazlitt. The twenty
fourth, in the armchair, drew down
the corners of her mouth and made
another note on her paper.
; "We al-ways have had chlckcTM.**
Mrs. Cox looked fixedly at her paper.
"And always before they have been
Irene Hazlitt, despite her common
sense, felt vaguely and uncomfortably
disgraced.- She bit her lips and looked
at. Miss Mehitable, but the latter was
staring at the grass in deep thought.
Miss Mehitable had bestowed much
thought and few words on the condi
tion of the aid society during the past
The president waited an instant,
enveloped in a peculiarly chilling at
mosphere, which deepened every one's
sense of Irene's disgrace, and then
added, "I will make up the deficiency
--I will give four Instead of three."
Every one save Miss Mehitable
moved uneasily and glanced at Mrs.
Cox's h ead. In their mind's eye they
saw the old hat adorning the second
pew from the front the remainder of
the summer, and knew also that every
person between the Summit and
Patchunk City would know why, for
?Mrs. Cox invariably allowed her left
Sand-and her neighbors also-to
know what her right hand was doing
ia the matter of giving and working.
After the chickens and other food
for the dinner had been pledged, Mrs.
Cox appointed the committees. "Mrs.
Boltwood, will you make the coffee?"
. The little woman gasped. An in
expert coffee drinker could not al
ways detect the diffotence between
her' tea and coffee, but if she refused
te> act on tbe> coffee committee the
chilling shadow of the president's dis
pleasure would fall on her; therefore
"I will, work hard, Mrs. Cox,
but every one-knows-I-make
Mrs. Hazlitt, being practical, and
saving enjoyed only a year's ac
quaintance with Mrs. Cox, recovered
from her disgrace, and suggested
briskly, "Why not ask Misc Winthrop
to make the coffee?" The excellence
of Mehitable's coffee was proverbial.
A startled silence ensued, during
which Mrs. Ccx, her lips pressed
tightly together, lcked fixedly first at
the treetops, then a,t her hands. Her
atmosphere froze-, also her accents:
"If there is any one present who will
relieve me of the care and responsi
bility ol! appointing these committees
I shall be more grateful than words
Irena Hazlitt's face slowly red
dened, and every one else save Miss
Mehitable fumbled with -her handker
I rode by brambled path and glen,
And scaled a mount above;
' But, sooth, I struck my colors then,
For this domain was Love!
chief or dress. Mis Mehitable's ex
pression became more thoughtful.
"Of course, Mrs. Cos. I'll make the
coffee." Mrs. Boltwood finally found
her voice. "I'll do my best."
"Thank you. " Mrs. Cox spoke Im
pressively, but did not look up. "I
will very gladly help you." Sh" made
another note, and added, "I will 'iso
prepare the chicken and make the
gravy and mash the potatoes." She
still spoke with averted, eyes, the
martyrdom of her position bearing in
with oppressive heaviness on every
one present. "My brother and his
five children will be visiting us at
the time, but T can manage somehow,
I suppose-I always have managed."
At the close, of the meeting Mrs.
Cox looked round the circle, her eyes
coldly skipping the flushed Mrs. Haz
litt, and made an announcement:
"As every one seems too busy to
entertain -the aid in July, it will meet
with me-for' the third time this
year." No one else had entertained
lt more than once. "I expect to have
five boarders at that time, but," pa-1
tiently, "I can manage it somehow,
because it is too important a meeting
to miss." Here she fixed her eyes
again on her hands, and drew down
the corners of her mouth.
"You will all remember, of course,
that it is the election of officers. ' I
don't forget it, because it means a re
lease for me. I have done what little
I could for the past few years in the
position I have held, and now I look
forward to some one else more able
than I taking up the burden-some
one whom you will all approve and
Mrs, Cox's milliners alway:: gave
point to her words; therefore Irene
Hazlitt bit her lips, and the rest
except Mehitable-weakly protested.
Mehitable smiled, remembering that
Mrs. Cox had said substantially the
same thing at the June meeting for
years and years-and was promptly
re-elected at the July meeting, just as
she expected to be.
The Fourth of July dinner was a
success, and after it the usual re
marks about it began to roll in on
Miss Mehitable^-the postoffice being
a convenient place for making re
"That poor dear Mrs. Cou is ill
this morning, I hear," one of the sum
mer people informed Mehitable the
morning of the 5th. "She over
worked yesterday. Why, it seems
she had everything to attend, to, and
so much to do. She told ric herself
that she had to make ove.- half the
sandwiches. Of course, she said, she
waa perfectly willing, but it was very
."It must nave "been," responded the
Mrs. Cox had appointed Mrs.
Cramer, the slowest worker' In the|
society, on the sandwich committee, :
whereas Mrs. "McLsan could have
made the sandwiches quickly. As it
was, Mrs. McLean was committee on
(decorations, a position in which she
was a. signal failure.
'"What sacrifices that Mrs. Cox does I
make.!-" remarked another lady, en
thusiastically. ~Why, I understand
that she donated fully half the food
furnished for yesterday's dinner."
?"Yes," returned Mehitable, am
biguously. ""I do'n't doubt that you
received that impression."
?"Mrs. Cox told me yesterday," men-1
tloned a third boarder, "that her term
as, president of your aid society ex
pires in August, and thai she will so
gladly lay down the burdens of office.
She says that she has served so long
that she hopes the ladies will see fit
to give her a complete rest But, of
course," added the boarder, "you
couldn't get alon^- without her,'
which was also Mrs. Cox's opinion on
Behind the speaker stood two
ladles who had long ago been mem
bers of the aid society. They raised
their eyebrows at each other, hav
ing heard Mrs. Cox make these re
marks for years, but at Mehitable's
confident reply .they fell ba-:k aston
"Yes, she goes out of office at our
next meeting. She certainly has j
worked hard and has earned a rest,
and it's time she took it"
The two former members departed
speedily, and called on other former
Later In the day Mrs. Cramer
swept into the postoffice, indignation
written' on every feature. "I won't
stand it any longer!" she stormed.
ji worked at those sandwiches with
all my might, and now I hear Mrs.
Cox is supposed to have done 'em nil.
I never could make sandwiches fast,
but I could decorate the tables beau
tifully if ever I got a chance! I'm
net going to an aid society again."
Irene Hazlitt, who had been talking
in low tones to Miss Mehitable, of
fered no remonstrances ac she de
parted, but the postmistress laughed
easily, merely responding, "Oh, you'd
better attend our next meeting!"
Whether or not there was to be a
special attraction at the next meeting
Mehitable did not state to Mrs.
Cramer, but to little Mrs. Boltwood
later in the day the postmistress made
sundry statements which ctr led her1
Gossip is drunkenness of
reputation. It runs the garni
tinent intrusion into the lives
If facts do not exist it create
transforms them into evidenc
i erversion. In interpretation
two possible motives. It cons
inquisition that decides cn thi
sence when he has no chance 1
is a conspiracy of wrong. He \
is as evil as he who speaks,
protest, o? appeal to injustice,
charity could fumigate a room
winter kills a pestilence.
caller unbounded astonishment and
no little fear.
"Yes, I'll do it," she gasped,' "but
my voice will shake awfully, and how
will Irene dare? I should be BO
scared I'd faint right away. She
must be brave. No, I'll, not open my
mouth about it," and she departed,
A few days later Mrs. McLeen ran
across tte road after a bag of sugar,
and to her Miss Mehitable presented
a paper the contents of which caused
her customer to scowl.
"A present for Mrs. Cox! Of all
things! No, I don't want to give
toward it, but I suppose I must.
Whoever started such a thing?" Mrs.
McLean ungraciously added her nama
to the list already on the paper.
Miss M eh i tab Ie smiled and evaded
On the first Tuesday in August
there assembled in Mrs. Cox's parlor
an unusually large number of ladies.
Mrs. Cramer changad her mind and
was there, led on by an unbelievable
report which had been whispered
about. That same report had drawn
half a dozen of the old members back,
among them the two who had been
i^ the postofSce the morning of July
Miss Mehitabl? was there, calm as
usual, but little Mrs. Boltwood looked
unaccountably frightened. Irene
Hazlitt came late, and on the spare
bed where the hats were laid, she
piaced a large, heavy bundle.
Mrs. Cox flerr round a hot kitchen,,
her face expressing weariness and
patient martyrdom. She made a spe
cial point of not sitting down once
during tho afternoon until she sank
into a chair in the parlor after tea
and called the meeting to order-and
also made a special point of letting
every one present know how long she
had been on her feet
There were two important matters
of business to come before the meet
ing, the arrangements for the Harvest
Home supper in September and the
election of officers.
The latter, according to Mrs. Cox,
was of more importance, especially
the choice of a president. She drew
down the corners of her mouth and
figuratively donned her halo of mar
tyrdom. "It's an office beset with
difficulties and work," she said, sol
emnly, "and I trust that during the
ensuing year you will have a presi
dent able to do more and act more
wisely and be more efficient than
your president of this year."
It was her usual speech for election
occasions, but it did not meet the
usual response. Before she had
ceased to speak, Irene Hazlitt was on
her feet. Mrs. Cox acknowledged her
coldly, Irene being still in disgrace.
"This year," Irene began, pleasant
ly, "it seems to me only fair that we
put aside the question of efficiency,
and consider only the express wishes
of one who has served this society as
Its president so many years. I feel
that it is our duty to respect the firm
decision which Mrs. Cox announced at
cur last meeting, and which she has
been repeating to individuals ever
since. As she has just said, the office
she now holds is beset with difficulties
and work. That we know, and we
know also that Mrs. Cox has borne
these burdens for ten years-"
Irene stooped, reached behind her
chair, and raising a' beautiful -silver,
pitcher, addressed the stupefied Mr's.
Cox' directly: "And now as you re
tire from office to enjoy the period of
rest for which you have so often ex
pressed a longing, the ladies of the
aid society beg you to accept this
pitcher as a token of their apprecia
tion for your long service."
Stepping forward, Mrs. Hazlitt laid
the pitcher in Mrs. Cox's lap, adding
quietly, "I nominate Miss Mehitable
Winthrop for president during the
Mrs. Boltwood looked at the blank
face of Mrs. Cox and raised her voice
fearfully, but promptly "I second
Then followed a deep silence, dur
ing which Mrs. Cos sought in vain to
overtake her scattered senses. She
grasped her pitcher and looked at
Miss Mehitable. Miss Mehitable did
not withdraw her name. Mrs. Cox
moistened her lips and looked round
the room. There were no further
nominations, because Irene's tactfu?
speech had made Mrs. Cox's long
meditated retirement a certainty.
Mrs. Cox rose, trembling. She tried
to thank the ladles, but emotion un
connected with the silver pitcher
overcame her. She haltingly put Miss
Mehitable's name to vote. She shook
as she forsook the chair. With her
senses still in confusion, she beheld
Mehitable presiding as ably as she
could do. She listened to the ar
rangements for the Harvest Home
supper, in which the old members
took a new interest. She heard Mrs.
.Cramer asked to take charge of the
decoration of the supper room. She
listened to Mrs. McLean's lively ac
ceptance of the sandwich making.
She noted that Mehitable offered to
make the coffee, at the same time as
suring the ladies that she intended to
do nothing else.
Finally, the new pre^dent turned
to her predecessor with a smile.
"And for the first time In ten years,
Mrs. Cox shall have the happiness of
going to the supper as a guest with
no responsibilities to shoulder, and
no work to do."
And Mrs. Cox, glancing round the
circle of really sympathetic faces,
lowered her head, and realized that
her real martyrdom had begum
Measurements made in London
schools prove that the children of the
well-to-do are better grown for their
age than the children of the poor.
the tongue; assassination of
it "from mere ignorant lmper
of others to malicious slander,
s them, I? they be innocent It
e of black guilt by ingenious
it always chooses the worse of
titutes itself a secret court of
2 fate of the victim in his ab
:o speak in his own behalf. It
/ho listens to it without protest
One strong, manly voice of
of calling ha?t in the name of
i from gossip as a clear, sharp
Take one cupful of rice and cover
with boiling water; let simmer until
inoroughly done. Take care to keep
the grains whole. And the grated
rind of one lemon and the juice of
two and two scant cups of sugar. Set
in the oven until the sugar is dis
solved, then put in a wet mold to cool.
,Serve with sweetened cream.-Wash*
A NEW SOUTHERN*DISH.
At least new to some Northerners,
although many people of the South
are familiar with it:
Peel enough Irish potatoes to make
a good quart after they have been
cut in small pieces or in the form of
dice; after removing the seeds from
two green peppers, wash them well
and cut into rings; put these and the
diced potatoes into a stew pan and
cover with boiling water. After cook
ing for eighteen minutes pour off the
water and sprinkle with flour, salt
and pepper. Turn into a baking dish,
cover with cream or milk, dot with
butter abd cook In a hot oven until
nicely browned.-Washington Her?'
CROQUETTES OP ODDS AND ENDS.
These are made of any scraps or
bits of good food that happen to be
left from one or more meals, and in
such small quantities that they can
not be warmed up repeatedly. As for
example a couple of spoonfuls of
frizzled beef and cream, the lean
meat of one mutton chop, one spoon
ful of minced beef, two cold hard
boiled eggs, a little cold chopped po
tato, a little mashed potato, a chicken
leg, all the gristle and hard outside
taken off. These things well choppe-3
and seasoned mixed with one raw egg,
a little flour and butter and boiling
water, then made into rqund cakes,
thick like fishballs and browne.! well
with butter in a frying pan or on ?
BEST PANNED CHICKENS.
A famous entertainer whose de
licious panned chicken is noted among
her friends has consented to give the
secret of the peculiar flavor that no
other cook seems to get.
"I have never found broiled
chicken satisfactory. It was either
raw or burned to a crisp, and most of
my cooks get in too dry and tasteless.
"Just by luck I hit upon the plan
of cooking the chickens in the
steamer, hasting with plenty of but
ter and a little water until they are
"Five minutes before they are to
be Served I remove the steamer from
oven, take off top, and put the pan on
' the bottom of gas stove exposed to
the flame of broiler.
'?'This gives that crisp brownness
that can only be founa*?tf*a;~broll?d
chicken, yet the meat Is tender and
juicy. Care must be taken not to put
the chickens too close to the flame,
and to watch carefully, as the meat
at this stage easily burns.
"To make dressing remove chick
' ens to platter, put a tablespoon or
I more of flour in the'grease left in the
steamer, and stir smooth off the fire.
Return to stove, let It brown a bit,
then stir in enough cold milk or
cream to make a smooth, thick gravy.
Let it boil up once or twice. Season
highly with black and cayenne pep?
per."-New York Times.
Black walnut pieces look well up
holstered in figured hair cloth, espe
When frying mush dip the slices
first in the white of an egg. This
makes it crisp.
For a delicious fudge add chopped
raisins and nuts to the syrup just be
fore beginning to stir it and then beat
until it stiffens.
Salt thrown in the oven lmmedi-|
ately after anything has been burned
in it will make the objectionable odor
A vanilla bean kept In the sugar
box will impart a delicious flavor to
the sugar. This is a blt of advice J
from a French chef.
When running dates, figs or rais
ins through the food chopper add a j
few drops of lemon juice. It will do
much toward preventing the. fruit
from clogging the chopper.
A delicious salad is made from
canned cherries and pecan nuts tossed
up with a well mixed French dress
ing. Served on leaves of lettuce
hearts it is as pretty SE it ls tasty.
After washing lace curtains lay a
blanket on the floor in some empty
room, spread the curtains on the
blanket, stretching them carefully,
and they will keep their place with
out any fastening until dried.
Common fellow soap can be used
even more effectively than rubber
mending tissue to repair a torn place
in a garment. Wet the cake of soap,
rub it over a piece of the goods, and
after placing it smoothly over the
rent, press with a moderately hot
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The largest shipbuilding establish
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founded by the Government in 1857.
In 1884, however, this yard was sold
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and is now known as the Mitsu Bishi
works. When the undertaking was
sold by the Imperial authorities 800
men were employed. To-day 85 00
It is just being realized that the
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"She was taken with the eczema
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Mra. H. .Kiernan, 663 Quincy St..
Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1909."
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Constipation causes and aggravates many
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Even to smile at the unfortunate
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Falsely luxurious, will not man
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directly on the Blood and Glands. SPOHN'S
is now sold by nearly everv druggist and% har
ness dealer in the land, and any can get it for
you, or send with remittance of price to the
manufacturers, who will ship to your order,
express paid. Fiftv cents and $1.00 a bottle,
and $5.00 and $10.00 the dozen.
Record of Annual Sales.
1st Year. 1.053 Bottles SoW
2nd Year. 4.364 " l*
3rd Year. 9,256 ". .
4th Year.... 19.150 "
5th Year. 40,284 ' .??.?
6th Year. 72,380 . "?
7th Year......100,532 "
8th Year.124,500 * *?
9th Year.........172,485 " ?
10th Year.221.760 14
Uth Year.287,620 * . *- ?
12th Year.378.962 -
13th Year.508,720 ? *4"
14th Y^ar.548,260 * *
Send for our Booklet of twelve irood recipea
for family and stock medicines, FREE.
SP0HN MEDICAL CO.,
Chemists and Bacteriologists,
GOSHEN, IND., U. S. A.
1 . ^^^^^i?^^?^t^fe
The EA YO LAMP is a high grade lamp Bold at a low pries.
There ar?> lamps tint cost more but tiers ia no better lamp
at any prico. The Burner, the Wick, the Chlmnev-Holdsr
?llare vital things m a lamp; these paru of the HATO
. LAMP ?re perfectly constructed and there is nothing
known in lae art of lamp-miking-that could add to tb?
value of tho KAYO as a Ught-iri-rinK dorice. Suitable foe
any room in the honse. Every dealt-r everywhere*
If not at Toura, write for descriptive circular to the nearest
Agency of the
Standard Oil Company
Wa?n en ITO pitching was lalrodaeed t
Who heidi th? leas^dJatanoethrowlne reoordl
How many roars tba il M ional Leagoo ba?
been In erl?tone? f
Who pitched for the Boston teaot in ISSI f
How many elah? bare been meca ber? of the
yrflArrW and ^MsssjssR Iieagnrf -I^?tMiAtA??
Whick teas bas won th? Hattons! League
peasant the greatest ann ber of times t
Who vere the player* la th? World's Series
from ISM to HW I
The answers to abore ornes ilona and a creas
deal vt other intStSSttasj baie tall information
cont J Inert in the sew. lUseSrated
FOR 1910. PRICE 10 CENTS.
Catalogne of base baU roods aaCad free.
THE LEXINGTON HOTEL
Class to tte Depots, Poet Office, Capitol
?quam. Wholesale aad Retell sec tiona
T* COLE PUNTER
MAKES BIGGER CROPS
Because it mixes the EU ano with the soil close
under the seed so that the cotton is nourished
from the time it sprouts and Grows ott
strone and Thrifty, A farmer says "IM
pounds of guano applied with th?
Cole 'Mn ni er I? equal to 20O pounds
pill c..i III thc ii eua 1 way."
IT INCREASES THE YIEr.1? A BALK
OR itCRE TO EACH ONE-HORSE CROP.
SAVES TIME ANC' MONEY
One man and one horse at one trip prepares
the seed-bed, puts in the ruano, opens wain,
drops and covers the seed, all In just the right
way for either Corn, Cotton. Peas. Sorghum.
Peanuts, Etc. The COLE PLANTEIL beat?
the world In srettlncaqiilck. even stand.
Itputs one seed after another in a straight
Hue, thick or thin, so that lt ssives seed, -
coats less to thin, and less io cultivare.
Mr. Hearn of Georgia writes " 1 WOULD ROT
MISS PLANTING MT CROP WITH TM COL*
Pi. A NT EH ron 8200.00."
IT MEANS M Or* EY TO YOU. write atone?
for FBKK catalogue and name of merchant
who sells and guarantees Cole Planters.
THE COLE MFG CO.,
BOX 50. CHARLOTTE. N. C.
STALLS & STANCHIONS
Best Steel Tubing
Dalry, Barns and Stable Equipment
Fife, Troughs, Tanks.
Columns and Beams
Machinery and Boilers
"'BSi?X Richmond, Va.
Restores Gray Hair to Natural Color?
REMOVES DANDRUFF ARD SCURF
Invigorates and prevents the hair from falling off,
Fer Sal? bj Oruagtste, er Sent Direct fay
XANTHINE CO., Richmond, Virginia
erica ll Far Battit; limait Betti? 3 tc teas fer .Circula?