Enlered April 28, 1906 Rt Piokns, S. 0., as Bseond class matter, under act of Congress of Iareh 3, 179.
VOLXXXV PICKENS SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JA
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to the plant.
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illustrated book, "The
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viis intercepfed, but, no( knowingi that,
I took your silence to mean that you
wished all to be over between us."
Buckley wis staring at her fixedly.
"What (lid you write?" he asked.
She was silent; the warm color was
mounting into her line face; her eyes
"Don't you want me to know now
what the letters contained?" he ques
"1-I don't see how I can tell you.
George, unless"- She paused.
"Unless," he prompted, the tire of
hope almost aflame in his eyes-"un
"You see," she said, "I don't know
how you feel about me right now, and
when I wrote It was under the-mem
ory of what you said that night in At
"I could never change, Lydia. I love
you With all my life and soul. I am
famishing for one little word of hope
from you. Did your letters"
"I told you frankly in the first one,
George, that I loved you, that I was
tired of e way I was being treated
at home and that if you wanted tme I'd
coie to you in spite of all the world
and consider myself the luckiest wom
an alive to be your wife, but when you
did not answer I hoped there was some a
mistake, so I wrote another note tell
Ing you I had received no reply and
that if I did not get one I'd take it that
you wished everything over between t
us. Oh, George, I have been very un
happy! I never realized how much I
loved you till I .knew you were lying i
here wounded, and I"- Sihe covered a
hecr face withl her hands and began to
sob softly. IIe reached out and drew
her hands down anid held them, while
- lhe feasted Iris eyes on hors,
"God bless you, little womlan!" he<
said. "It seem11 like a dream. I can't i
realize that you are here telling mue you
--you~ really care for 11e and are will
lng to he0 my wife. Oh. darling, I'm
afiraid I'll awake, It can't-can't be f
"I've loved you for a long time," she
said gently, returning the pressure of
* his hands, "but I (11( rnot realize it till
that night in the summner 1house, when
- I over'heard Gover'nor Telfare insult
you as lie did, You seemed1 a king i1
among1l 111en when you spIoke to him as
* you (lid, and what you said ab~out your
respect for mue arnd the sacrifiesn you'd
make r'ather than help link lisa life to
311131-Oh, George, then I saw the dif
ference between y'ou and1( him; he sceem
0(d a diwarf in soul and body contrasted
to you., Afterward, in the parlor, I
tried to show you how I felt, but you
misund~er'stood., I did not blame you.
I could1( not haive eeced you to act
othier'wise after his disgracefurl con
dulct. I thrmew that in is teeth, too,
the other nIght in1 Athanlta. I shall al
ways be glad~ I dId it. It wais little,
but it was al1l 1 could do for you."
"You told himni you overheard it?"
"Yes; it was this way: lIe was beg-1
ging and implorIng 111 to give him a
final answer, I hiad not openly r'e
fulsed him, I was afraid 1he wouild
wite to father and thlat father mIght
be affected by it, to htis injury. BlutI
* the morning we left Atlanta (Governor
Telfare came~l to see11 me and began
agai' o urge mec to mnarry him. I flat
1y re msa~lie then iared to speak d1is
respectfully of you, and1( 1 told hlim just
what a coward hie was and ho0w I
knew it. I told him11 also that I know
aibouit Mr. runitt's pulling his ears. I
told him31 everything I could thinkc of
anld sent 11im3 away with a flush of
shame on his face. It may not hanve
been exactly ladylike, but I lost conl
.trol of nmyself. I couldn't bear to heart
11131 speaking lightly of you."
"God bless you, dear!" George said,
and lie drew her head down and( kissed
.her onl the lips. "God bless your'
When Mrs. Hlillyer returned home
-sho found thorn together, Lydia sat
on the edge of the bed holding his hand,
On their f ac.Jpy .xpressioqitha tre
Bears the IN idYU li W B0ugt
of ~ 4 a 4 4
nitrogen from the
amounts, if sufficient
-ic acid are- supplied
urposes served by the
re told in the 65-page
Cow Pea," which also
results obtained from
h POTASH. The book
Atlanta, Ga.-2% So. Broad Street.
WILL N. HARBEN,
iel," " T h e
Land of the
C hang1n g
RPER 4 BROTHERS
ialleiitie ightest~~i~rio1~of th 6 1
"I see you didn't waste time," she
said gently as she kissed Lydia on the
"No; we understand each other now,
Mirs. Hillyor," replied the girl. "They
vill never give their consent, but I'm
noing to stick to George anyway."
"Consent?" laughed Mrs. Hllyer.
'Why, bless yore sole, child, yore folks
vill receive George Buckley with open
irms. After you left I exploded a
'eg'lar boomerang in the'r midst. What
rou reckon I told 'em? I told 'em
hat me an' Mr. Hillyer had willed all
ve got on earth to George Buckley
in' that he'd be about the well offest
young. man in north Georgia at our
leaths, an' yore father"
"What are you talking about?"
leorge exclaimed, in ast nlishment.
"Talkin' about the Ieg.. documents
ne 'n' my old man slgned yesterday,"
esponded Mrs. IIillyer, with a chuckle.
'We hain't got no childern of our own.
in' why shouldn't we want to know
vhnt's to become of our effects after
ve are gone? We both love you like
t son, aln' we are a-goin' ,low to tako
irs. Lydia Buckley into Vur hcarts.
oo, thank the Lord!"
"Well, that's news to me," George
aid. "And I don't feel worthy of it,
"Worthy or not, that's not for you to
udge," said Mrs. Ilillyer; "but it cer
ainly has made the road smooth fer
'ou with the Cranstons. Why, I never
eed the like. The old major sprung
p when I told ' m about the wvil an'
tood riuiverin' from head to foot.
"'Why' Mrs. Hillyer'-he quit sayin'
nadam-'why, I never knowed the
'oung ann had any expeetatlons at all.
'lowved he was jest, you know, a sort
'bookkeeper with a small intrust* in
he business,. Eft I'd 'a' knowved he was
man o' means I never wvould 'a' raised
o much fuss over it.' WVell, to make
long story short, he giv'e in as grace
ul as n'body could wish-blamued of
lhe old1 feller didn't actually chuckle
r'hen I sorter skimmed over sonie o'
dr. Hillyer's investments ini railroad
tock an' the like. TIhe world's the
name all over. Most ar'istocirats believe
ni aristocracy only when it's got a cash
>aslR. Ly'dhi, yore pa actually feels re
loved, lie's had a bIg job), weak as
ie Is, tryin' to marry you to a wind
ag, an' now that yo'r'e goin' to (10 a
dight better of yore own accord hie's
>owerful well satisfied. Most fo'ks
romne around to whalmt they have to
oueet, an' when they are made to comno
wround to what they r'allly w~'ant they
lo it with a whiz an' a slide. So,
vouing mani, you've won yore fight, an'
'ou dleserv'e to be congr'atula ted."
"Well, I can't take credIt for it,"
~beorge laughed. "It seems to mec that
:he whole town and half the county
ave b~en helping me out."
Leaving the lovers together. Mrs. Hill1
rer wvent downstairs.
"I thought at fust," she mused, "that
'd not let Mrs. i)ugan in on this, but I
L'he~ Key thatl Uinekst Ihas lh.r to Long
tho men of eighty fivn and ninety
years of age ae not the r'olundl well fed,
:tmt thin, spare men wh'lo live on a
udond'r diet. He as carefuml as ho will,
bmowever', a man past middle age', wvili
)O(ensionly eI) at too imuch or of somoe
irticlo of food not suited to his
sionstitution, Hind wdtl need a doso of
ChIambierlain's t.,'macih aind Liver
T'ab lets to cleansa and inivigorato his
ilo na ohn 01( and r.-gnte his 'liver and
I owols. When tIbi is donoit there" is no0
6eas mi wihy t ho aver'age'' man shmoul d not
lve to old age. Forn ao by Pickon<'
sets the ough and healalu~ngoc
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Boughi
le 2rachcd out '111di (Irculti'ler haluZ8 0
mlought as well. That's about all the
pleatSure the lone womnij gits out 0'
life, an' she's entitled to this morsel. B
-Yes, I'll run over an' tell 'er. The 6
truth is, I'm dyin' to tell somebody, an'
it ud be a relief to see 'er roll 'er eyes n
an' gasp. Thar she Is now, makin' a
break fer the fence. She seed me with
my silk on an' knows some'i's in the
wind. Hold on, Mrs. Dugan," raising
her voice, "don't break yore neck--I'm
a-comin'-I'm a-comin', as fast as I
A good many people who call them
selves critics are mierely kickers.
Give any man who has paid a com
pilinent timo enough, and he will qual- V
About the most expensive experi
ence the average man can have is to
As a rule, people do not rebuke you
for telling gossip until they have heard
all the details.
When the members of a family quar
rel some very clever things are said
which no one present applauds or re
It is every wife's opinion that her
husband needs her to protect him, and
his experience later as a widower goes
to prove it.
One of these days the man who gets
scolded when lie complains of his wIfe's
biscuits will drop dead when he hears
her apologizing for them to corupany.
The Poison of Wonith.
Great riches, carrying with them
enormous possibilities of se!f indul
gence, may fairly be considered as a
sort of poison which ruins a certain
proportion of those who nre exposed
to it, though strong constitutions sur
vive. As runi destroys savages, so I
wealth tends to destroy persons-espo
cilly young ones, whom use and train-1
Ing have not gradually made immune<
to its effects. blow that is may readily
be noticed In observing the eil'ects of
newly won wealth on the families of
the winners. It is a rare man and usun- I
ally one very much blessed in his wife,
who can combine with the ability that <
wins hlim riches the sagacity to train t
children born in comparative povwerty (
so that they wvill benefit b~y a rapid andr
radlical improvement in his circume
stances.-Ikwar-d S. Martin In Atlan- t
The secret of securing the large yield C
of fifty-five bushels of corn to the acret
on a 4,000 acre cornfield in Iowa last
y-ear is found largely in the fact that
a peorfect stand of corn wvas secured,
and this stand was secured by the most
thorough and careful work in the mat
ter of testing the seed corn and the C
proper adjustment of the plates in the '
planters. An examination of this field
showed that nearly every hill had just
three stalks, nio more, no less.
Most IEnglish municip~alities are mod
els of civic admninistrationm. There
seems to be an entire abse ' t'mat t
grafting spirit which is g> :I in t
American cities. 'The mecn ..1 thc C
various ofilces accept them and admin- C
later them with a nice sense of honor, t
and the public ownership of municipal "
franchises-gas, water, transportation r
-is there being most successfully ex
ploited. The United States has every- '
thing to learn and nothing to teach in
the way of municipal administration,
A man never feels mqro like lecking
himself than when lie has planted a
big field of corn and finds out that on-?
ly 50 or 60 per cent of the seed planted
will grow. Lots of imen get in this fix a~
every year, and this thing more than
any other accounts for the low averago
yield of corn in the gr-eat corn growving
states. This trouble may be avoided
by taking propor precautions. It sure
iy pafys as wvell to take the time to
properly test the seed as it does to pro
pare the field in which to plant it.
Theii missi in of "'E-rley Riem"~ in to
cha-ar tie way antd give- Naturo full sway.
Themso f .mous hittlo pii's rid the stomach
andi howolii ofn alil)putrid mat bir, thuis ro
motving thc causi(-eto heaaho,constipa- I
trion, sn-ow e.mpleixion. ct, D)e*~itt'n
Liulo Ia Ery hserm ncv. r g:'ipn or sicken;
.". soft;, plo ssant. perfet, p~il. Sold b~y
Pic'konlS [Drg Co.
Whienu yon want a pleasant laxative take
hambermolainm's StLonmah and Liver,
'ab;letm. F-or sae by P"iekenms Drna Co.
WHIPS OF FLAME.
Picturesque and Puzling Fire Dance
of the Indinn,.
Mysterious are inany of the ways of
he red man. Dr. Matthews of Wash
ngton gave an interesting account of
t fire dance which he was fortqnato
nough to witness in the far west.' The
pectators were seated about a largo
pen space, in the center of whi.ch bu.-n
d ruddy fire.
Suddenly sounded a loud blowing of
outralo )horns, mingled with a strange
ry like the call of a sand hilll crane.
enrer and nearer it came, and then
here bounded into the circle ton men,
inked to the waist and bearing long
undles of shredded cedar bark.
Round and round the fiue danced the
Ittle procession, chanting and waving
he flexible fagots. After some time
he leador abruptly stopped and lighted
Is fagot of bark. The others followed
Now began a wild rnce. At first the
ndlans kept close, spitting upon each
ther's back a substanco supposed to
ave medicInal virtue. Soon they ran
r-ithout concert, the long,* brilliant
treamers of flamo flaring behind them.
LFt they sped over the ground round
be circle they applied the fiery brands
o the bodies of themselves and con
ades. Not a man turned as the vig
rois, burning blows descended on his
aked back. Sometimes they would
oize the brand -in their hands and rub
t over their flesh as If it were 'a
ponge and they were giving them
elves a bath of flames. On they
nneed and whipped and rubbed until
11 seemed a dazzling ring of fire to the
And were there sore and blistered
acks the next day under the careless
y worn blankets? Apparently not, for
)r. Matthews saw and talked with the
ctors directly after the dance, and
hey seemed to experience no discom
Ills explanation of the secret does not
nclude the mysterious compound which
lie Indians spat upon each other. That,
c thinks, was probably of no value.
lut cedar bark ignites at a low temu
erature, and the white earth with
rhich the men were thickly coated was
n excellent nonconductor.-Youth's
Peter Cooper-Was only one year at
Oliver' P. Morton-Lame; walked on
Chief Justice Chase-Nearsighted;
kad an impediment in his speech.
Elihu Burritt-Son of a farner; be
maio an apprentice in a blacksmith's
E'stoy, the organ maker-Olven away
it four years of age; had scarcely any
Nelson W. Aldrich--Entered Provi
kence on foot, with his clothes strung
wver his back.
Andrew . Carnegie-Son of an mini
;rant; worked as bobbin boy in a mill
!or $1.20 a week.
Alexandei- i. Stephens-A dwarf;
vith a broken scythe he overmatched
n the harvest all those who had per
Thurlow Weed-So poor In boyhood
hat one cold March day he had to
-rap pieces of loth about his feet in
ilace of socks and shoes.-Craft's "Sue
cesful Men of Today."
In the Polar Night.
The power of the eye to adjust itself
o varying intensities of light is illus
rated by Dr. Nansen's account of his
'xperlence on his north polar expodi
ion in the wihiter of 1895-96. lie was
.etermlinedl to keep a continuous thear
lomietrie record during tihe months of
arkness, and whlenever' the moon was
bove the horizon he and Ils assistants
ound no difllculty in rending the ini
trumientsq, which wore laced1 in tihe
row's nest of the ship's mast. But at
lhe timei of now moon they had only
tarlight, because they could not at
ord to use the oil needed for an out
oor lamp. Yet gradually their eyes
ecamne so well trainied to see in the
ark that thley could read the figures
n the thermnometer scale even in the
bsence of the moon.
Once in awhile a bit of slang is so
xpressivo that It becomes incorporated
ito the language as an allowablo
liomi. 0One of the most striking of
ieso is "making good." It has come
> have not simply a general but a spe
tile meaning. It Illustrates the idea of
rnmpetition; it Indicates that under in
mao modern methods it is only ho who
ucceeds that can, in the long run, win
ucognition. Rlecomnmendations, testi
ioniais, requests from eminent men,
it fail before the stern dlecree that you
lust "make god."--Success Magazine.
lia Other. Fna11.
In the memoirs of Dr. Thomas W.
ivans appears this anecdote of the
ourt of Enmperor Napoleon III. Ia
'aria: "At a ball given at the Tulleries
general, slipping on thle piolished floor,
ill at the emperor's feet, p)ullin~g down
rithi him his partner. 'Maamo,' said
hie emperor, assisting thme lady to rise,
his is the second tline General --
as fallen in my presence. The first
me was at Solferino.' "
Jnust a Gentle One.
The Man-A fortune teller predicted
hat I would be lucky in love. The
laid (demurely)--And the same p~redic
ion precisely was made about mue. Do
ou still think, Henry, that We were
ndo for ouch othor?--Puck.
Getting to It,
Anxious Mother-Has Mr. Bashful
'reposed yet? Danughter--Not exactly,
)ut last evening, when I was holdig
ittlo Dick in my lap, Mr. Bashful went
:e thme piano and sang "Would I Were
1 IOy Aganin."*
Diversiflcation vs. Over Production.
The Southern Cotton Association
will not ask the farmers of the
South to reduce the cotton acreago
for 1906 loss than that of 1906.
The Association does ask and in
sist with all the force at its coi,
mand that the acreage planted in
O.LLon1 throughout the belt in 1906
be not increasod during tho plit
ing season of 1900. Let the watch
word of every Southern farmer b.,
Diversification and through that
agency produce an abundance of
ft.od supplies to rmaatain each
farm. PermanoL c independence,
thrift and prosperity can only be
onjoyed by southern cotton grow
ers through the adoption and
maintenance of a system which
will make each farm self -sushin
oug. It is the only medium
through which the present iniqui
tous credit system, which has. io
tong held our people in bondaQe,
can be effectively broken up and
relegated to the past. It is the on.
ly medium through which the
great cotton producers can ever
hope to control the sale of their
cotton in the mairkets of the coun
try and force consumerw and buy
ers to pay them fair and just pri
ces for the staple. Any system
which forces the producer to mar
ket his crops rapidly in order to
meet maturing obligations to pay
for.supplies that could be more
cheaply raised at home will ever
tend to make a slave of the grower,
minimizing the rights of rnanhood
whi-:h every southern cotton raiseir
should enjoy to the fullest eytent.
OVER-PRODUCTION A SERIOUs ME
In the spring of 1905 a crisis so
rious aind potential faced the cot
ton growers of the South by reason
of over-production of cotton in
1904. The Southern Cotton Asso
ciation at that time waged an act
ive and effective campaign for the
reduction of c)tton area planted in
1905. - The advice of the Associa..
tinn was loyally supported by the
cotton growers throughout the en.
tire cotton belt and a reduction of
fully fivo million aerfis was strick,
on from the cotton area of 1905
and planted in other crops. The
result of this display of good judg
ment on the part of the farmers is
today seen in bringing the produc.
Lion of cotton within the legiti.
maLe demands for con-umption,
go .d prices for the staple and well
filled corn cribs fromi Noithi Caro
lina to the Rio Grande R iver. The
agricultural, commermi, iindus.
trial and financial inetere-te of th'
Sooth are today enjoyin;: an erna or
prosperity far in excess of any pe.
riod experienced within the past
half century. To maintain our
present p sition aned forge ahead
in the achievement of greeter Sie.
cess, it is imperative that. no seri
ous misc tke be ma~do by the plant
era who are now making their ar
rangementse for the spring plantinig
of 1906. Let every man pause and
calmly consider hise future ev'4n
while enjoying the flush of a victory
which has beeni the most marvel.
1)ns ever won~ in mnodern timesg.
PRlESENTr ACREAOE SUFICIENTr.
Tphe proeent estimated twenl y--.
seven milIlion acres planted in cot
ton is sufticient under normal ch..
matic coniditi ons to prod up,'
enough cotton) to meet the demand
of spinners for the A merican sta.
ple. Any material increase in th..
cotton aerongoe for 1906 will tend
to sl agnate the cotton market and
depress prices below their legiti.
mato value. The legitimate laws
of supply and demand is the only
true mediunm of regulating fair
and liegitimate~ prices for the great
staple prodnect. The Southern
Cotton Assoeiation through all of
its sources of strength rd cr..op
erative m-din m of disse minating
information to its loyaland patriot.
ic slupporters,with an eye single to
the future prosperity of all cotton
growers and business interests of
ror Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Boughi
the South, earnestly makes thii
appeal for the broadening of th4
splendid advantages that are to bg
gained by diversified agrieultur
on southern farms. P 1 a n t a.I
abundance of small grain, corn arg
side crops. Raise more hay, cat
to and bogs.
PEACE AND Pi.ENTY
Let woll fillml corn
smokehouses be the gr&..' .
of safety between the afmIn6rs and
the world of.trade with whom they
have to deal. Rotate your crops,
intensity your acreage, fertilize
liberally, cultivate well, produce
Plentifully on the acreage planted
and enjoy those rewards which
should be the fulsome portion of
t-hose who till the southern soils,
Study the posaibilities of our soils
and climate and learn to appreciate
and develop the wonderful re.
a urces at our command in the
fil.d, garden and orchard of south
ern agriculture. Bocome deposit.
ors in your banks rather than bor
rowers. Get on a cash basie a*
rapidly as poesible and stop the ru
inous credit system which in the
past has been so fatal to cottor
growers. As southorn farms be
come each year more selfsustain
ing under the adoption of divergi.
fled and intensive system of culturi
and proper rotation of crops, thE
prowers of the South's great staple
can quickly regulate its narketing
to mneet the legitimate demandd of
consumption and maintain its
price to such figures as will always
give tho producer a profit on its
production Build warehouses
with your surplus money, and so
cur adequate storage facilities for
the handling of your cotton in the
markets of the country. Let us
roach out and broaden the mar
kets and uses of American cotton.
Let us bring about direct trade
between the producera aud epin.
ners of the world and in eafegard
ing our m.gnificont and valuable
staple from the greed of specula
tive interests, enjoy the blessingf
of its monopoly and through co
operation rapidly develop our be
loved Southland into the richest
and most prosperous sections of the
entire Union. Pausa, reflect and
make no fatal mistake in entering
upon the new crop year 1906. The
sun of peace and plenty is shining
on the loyal and patriotic heads ol
the southern planters today.
Providence has blessed our coun.
try. The clouds may thicken and
darken our horirzon in the sprwng i;
we grow heedless8 of our duty. The
Southern Cotton A s s o c i a t i o r
~ouiods its note of warning and is,
suies its app~eal to the peoplo.
Pres. S. C. A.
La orppe And Pneenm~xonia.
Peumnia ofton follows Ia grippo bui
never follws the use of F~oley's iloney
andl T1'r. It cnres ha grippo coughs and1(
pre'vents pnonmia~i anud conisum tptioni.
A1sk for Fley,N Honoy and T1or and re
fiu,e any subistitte offered. Mr'. 0.
Vachor, of 157 Osgood St., Chiongo,
wvritos: "My wife huad a sovereosso of ia
grippe throe years nugo, and~ it left her
with a terrible cough. She tried a bottle
of Foley's ]Ioney anid Taur and it gave
immediate relief, A 50 cent bottle cured
her co un entirely." nuofnso substitutes.
Pickens Drug Co. R. F. Smith Eaaley.
'V down pains are a symptom of
can attack a woman, viz: fti
generally, come irregular, pall
wastefu, weakening drains,
nervousness, dizziness, irritat
walk, loss of appetite, colo
that marvelous, curative ext
which exerts such a wondei
all female organs. Cardul
menses, stops drains and st
pull the womb up into place.
It is a sure and permanen
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t asi a timidity and write us.
aendo frankly, in strioteut confi
an tobe.Wewl send free adice
(Is lai, s~l~denveo~p~, hw t
,~ cre le~n. Add as:Led dvio
Increaso YouAt i d
If you want to see dollars grow, food
your fleide with Virginia-CarolinA For
tilizore. They will "increaso your
yields per aore," and thus bring down
the cost of production, even if you use
fewer teams and loss labor.
We have thousands of strong testi
moniala from farmors who have tried
other makes of fortilizore and assert
are by far the best. They will give
you crops that will make more money
for you. Buy no other,oven if some
denlor ondeavors to got you to bily
sonc "cheap" brand Just beenuso ho
may makon little mnro profit on that.
Of course, that % ould be to his in torcst
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SHE HAD HER SAY.
A GirEl' Revolt Aainat an Awnrd of
"I think the greatest shock I ever ex
perienced and the biggest revolt against
my discipline occurred when I was
teaching in a country high school," said
the schoolteacher. "It was in a school
where the valedictory honor was award
ed by popular vote of the school, a most
unjust method, by the way, but one to
which I was forced to succumb. The
girl who received the most votes was
by ip means the best scholar, and the
pupil who ranked highest in scholar
ship was plainly indignant.
"Every boy and girl in the class was
obliged to write and rend a graduation
essay, and it was my task to look these
essays over and aid in the rewriting of
thom. The pupil who ranked the high
est in the elnes handed in her essay to
ine with some deflance, and in it I
found some reference to the valedictory
honor being rightly hers. I cut it out
and told her plainly that nothing of
that sort should go into her paper. She
agreed to leave It out.
"The graduation exercises were pass
ing off splendidly when it came her
turn to read her essay. She bin a facile
way of writing, and I was proud ot
her, but when she reached whtt I knovew
was the conclusion sie stepped forward
a little and proceeded to deliver two
pages of regulation valedictory. She
bade farewell to the chess, the school
and the teachers, and of course we
could not stop her. It took all the salils
out of the chosen valedletorian, who fol
lowed, and after the exercises there
was much walling and hot words. Wo
couldn't do a thing, a the sinner was
now a graduate of the school, and we
had no right to punsh her, but it took
mec all summer to get over the effect
of such a stunning performannce."-New
"You can alwvays tell a young hus
band from an old one by the way he
acts when he goes after a bucket of
water," says Uncle Ilirnm. "TIhreo
moths mearriied, hee swings thme pumpII
hanedle, whistles anid casts covert
glanes at the house as though sonme
one were looking at himi fr'om the win
dow. One yeari Is mrried, lie swings the
pump111 hanule more slowly, smiles 0e
casiounaly aned seems to be annoyed be
cause the meal is lute. Twvp years mar
iedC, lhe looks sour anmd glum, kleks the,
ecat over the 'omal hsousqwind looks at the
house as if he would likec to choke
soimeb'ody. 'Three yearis manrried,~ he
sits onm tihe doorstep aned smokes while
his wife wvorks thce pump handle."
Kansas City Journal,
Bears th --,, Ihe Kind You Il|vo Always Bouglt
the most serious trouble which
ling of the womb. Withthis,
aful, scanty or profuse periods,
dreadful backache, headache,
illity, tired feeling, Inability to
r and beauty. The cure is
R D Ul
R EOCU LATOR,
ract, or natural wine, of herbs,
ful, strengthening influence on t
relieves pain, regulates the
imulates the womb muscles to
t cure for all female complaints.
"I SUFFERED AWFUL PAIN
in my womb and ovaries," writes ~M.
Naomi Bake*, of Webster. Groles, Moa.
"also in my right eud left sides, and
may menses woros vey paifuel' and:: 'a
irregular. Since tak Icg Cardui, I
feel like a rlew :woef -,jind do nob
auffer as I did. It. Js thme best modi
ohn. I ever haS n 207 hebhn n
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