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A. F. DltAKE, Editor.
. . MISSOURI.
The prlco of Ice remains nrm no
matter bow many Icebergs are sight
ed at Bfca.
Tho buffalo Is ovcrlooKod whon It
is placed on tho now nickels. It has
louc served on $10 bills,
Most of tbo Jokes at the expense of
college men are written by smart guys
who quit school In tho sixth grade.
After reading tho advertisements a.
bachelor might be pardoned for won
Bering what makes a princess slip.
Chinese patriots socm to be burning
their fingers trying to taka their re
public off the 11 ro before It Is done.
The sultan of Turkey has more
trouble on his hands, but a revolution
Is a mero trlUo to a man who runs a
The Chicago woman who demanded
$10 for a broken heart Is not what
might bo called a devotco of frcniled
Warning boat rockers Is nothing but
vnste of energy. A man foollsn
enough lo rock a boat Is too foolish to
Having "thu blues" la regarded bb
a posslblo sign of approaching Insan
ity. This makes It possible for n
man to bo his own alienist.
"Cat soup and grow healthy," says
a doctor. In nddltloa to Its health
giving properties It sometimes dovel
ops un ear for music
In New York society It Is proper
for mother and daughter to play pelo
on opposite sides, rather and ton
hato not yet started tatting contests.
Hvery tlmo we hear of a Joy-rider
whoso automobile has been wrecked
beyond repair we feel a Httlo moro
uro than ever that the -orld Is get
Hy the time tbo last of tho lonesome
noodles who ask public officials to
find wives for them has passed nway
the world will bo well along toward
Observe the man who haughtily re
fuses to help wash tho dishes whin
at home, but who gladly performs the
most menial duties of tho camp while
be Is lu tho woods.
Possibly some physicist can tell us
why It Is that a hammock scarcely
big enough for an able-bodied man
suddenly Increased Its capacity when
a pretty girl lioers into sight.
When a restaurant orchestra takes
ono of Its occasional lapses from rag
time Into n dlrg Bomo arrangement
should be made to prevent tho waiters
from weeping Into tho bouillon.
Ilaltlmore scientists propose to
make a careful study of tha mental
affection known as "tho blues" Any
town that haa a tall-end baseball
team will bo nblo to furnish plenty
About tho only person who docs
not pa according lo whnt he receives
Is tho bald headed man, who is charged
Just ns much for a hair cut as any
mala relative of tho seven Sutherland
Southern llllnolH reports n shnrtago
of Kprlng chickens. Storied of disas
ter to tho peach crop of Mlchlgau
can be and aro received with Indif
ference, but this. If true, Ib a matter
That tho lobster la becoming ex
tinct la tho foreboding of many who
may bo presumed to ho Informed on
tho subject, and tho next generation
may kuow it only as n human typo.
"Kind Well-Dressed Girl; Mind
Hlank," i8 the headline in a CMcago
paper. It's easj to find" wcll-drosbed
men nn where whoso minds are so
near a blank that tho difference Isn't
An lightning six times struck a cas
tle where the relgnlnn family of Bel
glum Is rtuylng with royal guests and
hurt nobody, modern science will at
onco begin Investigating whether roy
alty has any peculiar Insulating power
which might bd developed for modern
Tho advent of tho nuto, many
feared, would result In decreasing de
mands for tho horse, whereas the con
trary would seem to bavo happened,
with New York state officially taking
up the problem of nr actual scarcity
of steeds. There Is still work for old
Dobbin to do.
That )outh la not necessarily a mat
tcr of jeais, desplto the Oilerlan
theory. Is proved by a Philadelphia
woman, who at the ego of seventy
four la not only preparing to wed. but
fa also about to tako a tllp to Europe
to do It.
Philadelphia womn arc so prone to
primp that It has become necessary
to remove mirrors from elevators In
tbst city. We hope It may not he
roine so bad' that Philadelphia mer
chants will be compelled to bav their
fUU (lass windows frosted.
i ' -twai..... -. ta. .-. r ..LV.V13&uiiJMW n? WrfirorJVUrwttUssfS"!
I 7 TJ j jt. 7i tT r'JJjU. Pnnnl )' r
, Who TDrank of it
I A R.PTwancYtfJ PJT 0
, I5v v vvrus
OllW Better Mai'Tteariff and 'i
Z lUmrfirAtfori By
JTnld Maltland. a frank, free una un.
rpolleJ young Philadelphia Klrl, Ii taken
to the Colorado mountains by her uncle,
Itobert Maltland. James Armstrong,
Msltland's protege, falls In love with her
Ilia nerslslenl nnnlnf thrills the Xlrl. but
he hesitates, and Armstrong Roes e"-"'
on bualnesa without a definite answer.
Enid hears tho story of a mining ens
neer. New bold, wnose wife -fell ott a. elm
and was so seriously hurt that lie
compelled to shoot her to prevent her be
ing eaten by wohea wli' i ho went lor
help. Klrkbr. tho old guide who tells trie
story, clvea Enid a packuge of ""?
which he snys were found on the deau
woman's body. She reads tho letter-' """
at Ktrkby's request keeps them "line
bathing In mountain stream Knld
lacked by a bear, which la mvsterlou'iy
hot. A storm adds to the girl's Jerri or
A sudden deluge transforms brook into
raging torrent, which sweeps Enla ',,,,
gorge, where aho la reacued by a V" "
tain hermit after a thrilling "P""?"'
Camper In great confusion upon al,c,v.
In Knld's nbsenco when the storm
breaks Mnltland and Old Klrkby go In
enreli of the Klrl Enid discovers i thai
her nnkle Is sprained and that he l un
able to walk. Her mjstertoua rescuer
.-arrlea her to his camp. Hnld goes to
aleep In the strange man'a bunk. M'n"
couka breakfast for Knld. after whlcn
they go on tour of Inapectlon The her
mit tells Knld of hla unaucceasful attempt
to find tho Mallland campers lie admita
Hint he Is also from Philadelphia, The
hermit falla In love with Knld The man
comes to a realization of his loie for tier,
but naturall In that strange solitude tne
relatione of the girl and her rescuer be
rotnc unnatural nd strained The strang
er tells of a wife ho had who Is dead,
and ho 1ms sworn to ever cherish
her memnrj b living In solitude Ho and
Knld, howevir. confess their love for
eatli other Blie learns Hint he Is the
mnn who killed his wife In the mountain
Knld dlecnvets tho writer of tho letters
to Newbold's wife to Imve been James
Armstrong N. wbotd deild.s to start to
the eltlement for help The man Is
raike.l b the lellef that lie Is unfaithful
to Ms wife's tn.mory. and Knld Is tempt
fil to tell htm of Ihe ett. ra In her pos
session Armstrong. nioompnnled bj
Klrkbv nnd Hubert Mnltland. rind a note
that Neubold had left In the deserted
cabin, nnd know that the Klrl Is In his
kieping TBte brlns" all the auors to
Kether New hold returns from hunting
game and stes a man near the hut It
Is James Armstrong, who his nt Ust to
catul the missing girl, nnd ho enters the
cabin Armstrong pit ads his Ioe for
Knld but she reminds him of his nffec
tlon for Newborns wife He grows In
tuiting and Knld orders him from tier
preeeice Newbold returns opportunely
lie discovers Hie truth atiout Armstrong
nnd would havo killed him but for the
Interference of Klrkhy and Maltland.
who camo upon the siene It develops
that Armstrong wna encBged In a plat to
separate Newbold and his wife Ho
clenrs the woman's name and afterward
ends his own life.
CHAPTER XXIV (Continued).
"Do you by auy chance belong to tho
.Marjland Ncwbolds, sir?"
"Yes, they aro distantly related to
n most excellent family of tho samo
name in Philadelphia, I believe."
"I have always understood that to
be the truth "
"Ah. a very satisfactory connection
Indeed," said Stephen Maltland with
no Uttlo satisfaction. Proceed, sir"
"There is nothing much else to say
about myself, except that 1 love your
daughter and with jour permission 1
want ber for ray wife"
Mr. Maltland had thought long and
furiously over the state of affairs He
had proposed In his desperation to
give her hand to Armstrong If be
lound ber It hud been Impossible to
keep secret tho story of her adven
ture, her rescue and tho death of Arm
strong It was natural and Inevitable
that gossip should have busied Itself
with her name It would thcrcforo
have been somewhat dltllcult for Mr.
Maltland to have withheld his consent
to her marriage to almost any repu
table man who had been throv.n so In
ttmatel) with her. hut when tne man
was so uneceptlonahly born and bred
as Newbold, what had appeared as a
more or less disagreeable duty, almost
an imperative imposition, became a
Mr Mnltland was no bad Judge of
men when his prejudices were not
rampant, and ho looked with much sat
isfaction on tho line, clean limbed,
clear ejed. vigorous man who was nt
present suing for his daughter's hand.
Newbold had shaved off his beard and
had cropped close his mustache; ho
was dressed In the habits of civiliza
tion and ho was almost metatn
orphosed. Ills slijnees worj away as
be talked and his Inherited case of
manner and his birthright of good
breeding came back to him and sat
easily upon him.
Under tho clreumstnnces tbo very
best thing that could happen wquld
be a marriage between the two. In
deed to be qulto honest, Mr. Stephen
Maltland would havo felt that perhaps
under any circumstances bis duughtor
could do no better tban commit her
telf to a man llko this
"I shall never attempt." he said at
iuH. "to constrain in) daughter. I
thuk 1 have learned something by my
touch wtlli this life here; perhaps we
of Philadelphia need a little broaden
ing In airs moro free I am sure that
she would never give her hand with
out her heart, nnd therefore, she must
decide this matter herself. From ber
own lips you shall have Jour answer."
"Hut jou.slr; I ronless that I should
feel easier and happier If 1 had jour
sanction and approval."
"Steve." said Mr. Itobert Maltland,
as tho other hesitated, not because ha
Intended to refuse, but because be was
loath to say the word that so fir as
be vei concerned would civs bis
daughter Into another man's keeping.
"I think jou can trust Now bold; there
nro men who knew him years ago;
there Is abundant evidence and testi
mony ns to his qualities, 1 vouch for
"Hobert," answered his brother, "I
need no buc.1i testimony; tho ) In
which he saved Knld, tho way ho com
poited himself during that period of
Isolation with her, his present bearing
In short, sir. If n father Is ever glad
to glvo away hla daughter, I might
say 1 should be glad to entrust her to
jou. I believe you to bo a man of
honor and a gentleman; your fatnllj Is
almost as old as my own; as for the
disparity In our fortunes, I can easily
Newbold smiled at Enid's father, but
It was a pleasant smile; albeit with
a trace of mockery and a trace of tri
umph In It.
"Mr. Mnltland, 1 am moro grateful
to jou than 1 can Bay for jour con
rent nnd approval which I shall do
my best to merit I think I may claim
to have won your daughter's heart; to
havo added to that jour sanction com
pletes my happiness. As for the dis
parity in our fortunes, wullo your gen
erosity touches mo profoundly, I hard
ly think that jou need be under any un
easiness as to our material welfare."
"What do you mean?"
"I nm a mining engineer, sir; I didn't
live five j ears alono In tho mountains
of Colorado for nothing."
"Praj-, explain yourself, sir."
"Did jou find gold lu tho hills?"
asked Robert Maltland, quicker to un
derstand. "Tho richest veins on tho continent,"
"And nobody knows anything about
"Not a soul."
"Havo you located the claims?"
"Do You by Any Chance Belong
"We'll go back as roon as the snow
melts," said the joungcr Maltland,
"and take them up. You aro sure?"
"He means," said his brother, "that
he has discovered gold."
"And silver too," Interposed New
bold "In unlimited quantities," continued
the other Maltland.
"Your daughter will have raoie
money than she knows what to do
with fctr," smiled Newbold.
"God bless me," exclaimed the Phil
adelphlan "And that whether she marries mo
or not, for the richest claim of all Is
to bo taken out In her name," added
Mr Stephen Mallland shook the oth
er by the hand vigorously.
"I congratulate jou," be said, "you
have beaten mo on all points; I must
thcrcforo regard you as the most elig
ible of Buttors. Gold In theso moun
tains, well, well!"
"And may I see your daughter and
plead my cause In person, sir!" asked
G ' &
"Certainly, certnlnly. Itobert. will
you obllgo mo "
In compllanco with hla brother's
gesture, Itobert Maltland touched tho
belt and bade tho nnswerlng servant
ask Miss Maltland to comu to tho li
brary. "Now," said Mr. Stephen Maltland
as tho servant closed tho door, "jou
utid I would leave tie joung people
nlone. Kh, Hobert?"
"Uy all means," answered tho young
er, nnd opening the door again the
two older men went out leaving New
"Hut I don't qulto understand," quer
ied Air. Stephnn Maltland.
Ho heard n soft step on the stair
In tho hall without; the gentle swish
of a dress as somebody descended
from tho floor nhovo. A vision ap
peared In tho doorway. Without a
movement In opposition, without a
word of remonstrance, without n throb
of hesitation on her part, ho took her
In his arms. Krom the drawing-room
opposite, Mr. Hobert Maltland softly
tiptoed ncross the hall and clofed tho
library door, nolthcr of tho lovers bo
lng avvaro of his action
Often and often they had longed for
each other on the opposlto side of a
door, and now nt last the woman was
In tho man's nnns and no door rose
between thctn, no barrier kept them
npnrt nnj' longer. Thero was no obli
gation of loyalty or honor, leal or Im
agined, to separate them now. They
had drunk deep of tho challco of cour
age, they had drained tho cup to tho
vcrj bottom, thej had shown each
other that though love was the great
est of passions, honor and loyalty wore
the most powerful of forces, and now
they reaped the reward of their abne
gation and devotion
At last the woman gave herself tip
to him In complete and entlro aban
donment without fear and without re
proach; and at last tho man took whnt
vaa his own without the shadow of
a reservation. Sho shrank from no
pressure of his arms, she turned her
face away from no touch of his lips.
They two had proved their right to
surrender hy their ability to conquer.
Speech was hardly necessary be
tween them, and it was not for a long
tlmo that coherent words came. Uttlo
murmurs of endearment. Utile pas
slonato whispers of a beloved name
theso wcro enough then.
When he could find strength to deny
himself n Uttlo and to hold her at
arm's length and look nt her, he found
her paler, thinner and more delicate
than when he had Been her In the
mountains She had on some witching
creation of palo blue and silver; he
didn't know what It wns; ho didn't
to the Maryland Ncwbolds, Sir?"
caro It made her only more llko an
angel to blm than ever. Sho found
bltn. too, greatly changed and highly
approved the alterations In bis ap
pearance. "Why, Will," Bhe said at last, "I
never realized what a handsome man
He laughed at her.
"1 alvvajs knew jou wcro the most
beautiful woman on earth."
"Oh. yes, doubtless when I was the
"And If thore were millions jou
would stilt bo the only one. IJut it
Isn't for jour beauty alone that I love
you. , You knew all the time that my
tight against loving you was bated up
on a misinterpretation, a mistake; jou
didn't tell rue because jou were
thoughtful of a poor woman"
"Should I have told jou?'
"No, 1 have thought It all out. I was
loyal through a mistake, but jou
wouldn't betray a dead sister; you
would save her reputation In the mind
of the one being that remembered her,
at tha expense of your own happiness.
And If there were nothing else I could
love you for that."
"And 1b there anything elsef asked
she who would fain bo loved for other
"Kvcrytblng." ho answered, rap
turously drnwlng ber once more to bli
"1 knew that thero would be some
waj" answered the satisfied woman
softly after a Uttlo space; "lovo llko
ours Is not born to fall short of the
complctcst happiness. Oh, how forttt
unto for mo was that Idlo Impulso that
turned mo up the canon Instead of
down, for if it had not been for that
thero would have been no meeting "
Sho stopped middenlj-, her fuco
aflame nt the thought of tho conditions
of that mooting; she must needs hide
her fnco on his. shoulder
Ho laughed gajly
"My Httlo spirit of the fountain, my
love, tny wife that Is to be! Did you
I 4ii 1 0kW r?
He Shamefully Held Her Clcse.
know that ,jour father had dono me.
the honor to glvo me jour hand, sub
ject to tho condition that our heart
goes with It?"
"You took that first." answered the
woman looking up at him again.
'there was a knock on tho door.
Without waiting for permission It was
opened; this time three men entered,
for old Klrkby had Joined the group.
Tho blushing I.'nld made an Impulsive
movement to tear herself awaj from
Now hold's nrms, but ho shamefully
held her close. The three men looked
at tho two lovers solcmulj for a mo
ment and then broke Into laughter. It
was Klrkby who spoke first
'I hear ns lion jou found gold In
them mountains, Mr Newbold"
"I found something far more valua
ble than all the gold In Colorado In
these moutnalns," answered tho oth
er "And what was that?" asked tho old
frontiersman, curiously and innocently.
"This!" answered Newbold as he
kissed tho girl again
Wife Who Nags.
Tho worst thing that the bad fairy
could wish upon a man is a nagging,
fault-llnding wife. The most savory
of tho dishes prepared by ber band
tastes flat nnd stalo If served up with
the sauce of bor complaints, nnd tho
cosiest of homes lb a placo of unrest
If it Is tho storehouse of her recrim
inations, nven If thero Is Just cause,
for Jealousy, nagging Is an aggrava
tion rather than a cure.
It breeds the spirit of antagonism
and t!:o case of the Injured party Is
hurt rather than helped.
Tho only safe euro for straying af
fections Is to make oneself so attrac
tive, so agreeable, that tho desired
love nnd attention Is Irresistibly hold
to Its original moorings. Somotlmcs
sudden evidence of Indifference
awakes tho errant ono to tho fact that
the straying may bo mutual. Some
times renewed outbursts of affection,
of care nnd Interest, Is tho tonic of
weakened ardor Sometimes splendid
results are accomplished by wearlug
sm.irt and becoming clothes nnd
brushing up tho whs and vivacity,
Dlrj Dags of British Hunters.
The shooting In Great Britain for
1911 Is over as far as grouio nro con
cerned. The heaviest one day bag ob
tained In Scotland was that of Lord
Dalkeith and his party on the Duka
of Iluccleuch's Hoanfoll moor. In Hox
burghshire. when eight guns killed
In England the best one day bag
was that of tho Due do Luynos and
flvo other guns on Lord Strathtnore's
Wcmmcrglll moors In tho Upper I.une
dalo district of Durham; 1.599 birds
wero killed during four drives In
On the Duko of Devonshire's Upper
Wharfcdalo mooro In Yorkshire 14.U1S
birds wcro killed In twenty two days,
all by driving, and thero wero usually
nine guns out The beet bag was ob
tained on August ISth, when the King
was Included In the party, and nln?
guns killed t.'SO birds on the Harden
and Hjlstonc moors
Like a Lawyer.
I)r Cyrus Cutler. Ihe well known
Sprlngfleld surgeon. Is a member of tho
Colonial club, an Institution iLnt tines
lis members for talking shop, relates
tbc New York Tribune.
Dr. Cutler, getting out of his motor
car, entered tho Colonial club the oth
er day for luncheon, and, advancing
Into the restaurant, said to a lawyer
as be took off bis goggles:
"Well, old man. how are you?"
The lawyer got Dr Cutler lined then
and there for talking shop.
The next day when bo arrived at tho
club again for luncheon, the surgeon,
angered at what had happened, cut the
luwyer. The latter tbcu had blm fined
Together Tsll of
Much pain that
masks as rheu
matism (a duo to
to their failure
lo drlvo oft urlo
When jou suf
fer achy, bad
ache, too, with
An Illinois Cnsn
Edward Porsche, till lei-in a -f'liUago,
III, sa)s "I stiff rid irt t
from kMnty truub's hlt-h rtuii. i t
tlrnps) For thrre montha I was Bl!
with the terrible pains In in bi t.
Dean's Kidney IMUs came to tn -
after dottnrs falUd and I cannot r 1 B
them too highly '
Cet Doan's at any Dru; Store, 50c a Dov
A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY.
. lntbiaor rMcrrhniiciirtr!nirni a nainr
19 raniftrkMbrtbAMlrnilft,. fttrthtM-ut.it .rlnn 1
flnMof min rVlncthln1rpi un4ivn-tam ttr
n the v"t cmturr, tnd aiuninr the Uy n n
ml Important -diar.iirr.c9 in iDct.lcUe i th
f h-ranU.n, hlrh tia ttvn iiwd ilth rcm unco.
l-nch I lus pit! lav tht it I TfunhT ttip attrr
if ttiuM will ouLTftr fri m kldnfj bladder ter ns
tilprfikfi chroolf wrafcUfo.u.i?er,k3n -!
U, c then It nn doubt. In faetUenii-flv, i ,
Irnui xbm hla ntlr rmted a cnon trot ( m .
THKRAPION la drill ntvl to curt tnio r t ;,
tbo.B qnEUloDitl remc-Jlrl that rri furuirr
i.l rIlanco ot tuMIcul n.in It U l cii'inr 101
utile to tf I) itHrrr all w tthuiil I like in u t i u
in tlila a hurt art Id bnt thoao nNi uM n
tDttw more alxiat this rrmriW thai hns i flu t. i
niarir-wn ruUht alniott ar. unmrnl tin
ahould tarnd i1drtM1 .titcW po for HlfcK htw k
r lr.irr Mi-d On Il4Ttrt.HkKfLd llwnip a
lmdon. Km aiuldldfivrthmit!Ta wh?.i-r ti
Nf-sftrcnctKliniMf "THERAPION" N J
or Un 9 It whit thff rqulr" aud taTbti t
tnvaln diirlnnaUft of rulwry aoirrlnir i h f
and ttnnapptnr. Thirst ton U anld br am f
fcuall i:a lucfraCo WlleikuionM .Su 1 r
PICKED OUT THE WRONG EYE
Physician Meant Well Enough but h.
Had Left the Motorman Senoui
Frank K I'ajne a member of
state railroad commission said v.
Investigating n trolley accldei.t i
cently, he was told of n moton-jn i
a work car who was running at I l
speed when tho trucks left tho tu
because of snow und sleet, an.l
car was thrown to tho side of the n
of waj bringing up against a t h
"The motorman was not ser'"
hurt, hut was cut and bruised .it
tbo head and fato by lljlng gins. i
was carried to a physicians iT
where his wounds wero dressetl ,i
bandaged When tho phjslclan h
placed tho last pin ho asked i'
wounded man If ho felt like ho o l
" 'Sure, I can walk all right ' re
turned the patient, 'but I wish v
would fix thoMj bandages so 1 ;
"'Wh man,' returned tho phve
clan, "I loft one of jour eves uncovi-r-for
"Hut, doc, that ejo jou left unc
ored Is a glass one.' " ludlanap. I
The Author and Salllo Qulcltst
wero plajlng tennis and the Auttioi
who Is something of a teaso. had b
ralljlng her about her game
"I saj'. Miss Haltle'" ho cried a
last, "Do jou feel warm? You ri g--ting
"Am I red?" returned rhe cal'i.
ns she sent the ball lljlng over r
net, "Well, that's mori than car l
paid of jour books, Mr Inkwell Tha'
MO love I believe"
i The Main Impression.
"What did tho minister talk ahn
la his kormon this mornlnG'
"About un hour."
Useful Ward Indeed.
Apparently tho popular woi.l or ii"
moment In America (whero the el
f.on Is) Is "holt," says tho Lo.i.loi
Chronicle. Wo rend that some un.- l
preparing to bolt (moaning to cluiu1
Mes) tirnl somo ono clso will p-
ably bolt Tatt (meaning tbiow urn
over), lint theso do not end 1"
meanings A glance at the dlcticn.irv
thnws that when jou bolt ou in.1
be running nway, rushing forward, c.r
sifting t-omethlng through a sieve ie
tordlng to tho context Further a
bolt c&n be an arrow, a roll of rana
a bundle of sticks, and n narrow ; j
sago lietweon tw houses And
riant bolts when It ruus to seed A
Very useful woid.
Cleaning Up a Mystery.
Tho teacher wns giving a lesson In
mathematics and English combined
"A fathom," she said, "Is a nautical
Tord used In doflnlng dlstanre It
meahs six feet. Now I want some lit
lie girl to give mo a sentence slng
the word fathom."
Instantly a hind shot up In the
rear of the room.
"Well, Mary, jou may give our
Mary stood up proudly
"The reason Hies can walk on the
telling." said the obsorvant child "Is
because they have a fathom"
A Rust P-evtntlve.
To keep Iron godds of nny kind and
especially thoso parts ot machines
which nre mado of steel or Iron, from
rusting, take one third ounco of pow
dcred camphor and melt It leforo the
fire. In ono pound of good lard To
give It a dark color, add as much fine
black lead as Is necessary to produce
the desired effeft. Clean the Iron
work and smear It over with this
preparation. After this It should bo
allowed to remain untouched1 for twen-ty-fbur
hours, when the grease rhoulfri
be removed by wiping tBu' Ironwork,
with a soft cloth,