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ST. JOHNS HERALD
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Oopjrlaht by D. Appleton and Company
SYNOPSIS. General factotum In
the house of her eister Ina, wife of
Herbert Deacon, in the small town
of Warbleton, Lulu Bett leads a
dull, cramped existence, with which
she Is constantly at enmity, though
apparently satisfied with her lot
Bobby Larkln, recently graduated
high-school youth, is secretly en
amored of Deacon's elder daughter,
Diana. The family Is excited over
the news of an approaching, visit
from Deacon's brother Ninlan,
whom he had not seen for many
years. TJnexpectedly. Ninlan ar
rives. Thus he becomes acquainted
with Ji.ulu; first and understands
her position .in the house. To Lulu,
NlnfarfJls a much-traveled man of
tbp wprjd, and even the slight In
terest which he takeB in her .Is
appreciated, because It Is something
new In her life Atf anf outing
which the family takes, Ninlan and
Lulu become confl'dentfel. ' H8' ex-
presses his disapproval of her
treatment a's a sort 'qfVdependent
in the Deaeon home." '(Diana and
Bobby, in the course of. "soft noth-.
'tags," discus's "the possibility of
.-eloping and9"surprislngi the whble
school." Lulu has awakened to
pleasant possibilities concerning
Nlnlan's Intentions toward herself.
-Ninlan takes, the family for a
"good time" In the adjacent city.
At supper, after the theater, as
'part of a joke Lulu repeats the
words of the civil marriage cere
mony, with Ninlan. Herbert Te
. members that a civil wedding is
'binding In the state, and inasmuch
as he Is a magistrate, Ninlan and
Lulu are legally married.
. iha inexplicably tbegan ...touching
away tears. ,"Oh," she.sal'wt
.will mamrifa Bay?" " -".
Lulu hardly hea'rS her. " Mrs. Bett
was Incalculably distant
.iotr-screr' Lulu said low to
For the first time, something In her
exceeding Isolation really touched him.
"Say," he said, "you come on with
me. We'll have it done over again
somewhere, if you say so."
" "Oh," said Lulu, "if I thought"
He leaned and patted her hand.
"Good girl," he said.
They gat client, Ninian .gadding on
the cloth 'with the flat of his plump
Djvight" returned. ""It's a go all
rlght'he said. He'sat down, laughed
weakly 'nibbed' at his "face.- "You two
are tied as tight-: as the church could
tie you" .;
"Good enough," said Ninlan. "Eh,
"It's It's all right,- I guess," Lulu
"Well, 111 be dished," said Dwight.
"Sister I" said Iha.
Ninlan meditated, his Hps set tight
and high. It Is Impossible to trace
the processes of this man. Perhaps
they were all compact of the devil-may-care
attitude engendered In any
persistent traveler. Perhaps the Incom
parable cookery of Lulu "played1 Its
part J ;
'i'Irwas going to make5 a trip' south
,tMs month he said, "on my Way
home from here. Suppose we get
married again by somebody or other,
and start right off. You'd like that,
wouldn't you going south.
Tes," said Lulu only.
"It's July," said Ina, with her sense
of fitness. iut no one heard.
It was arranged that their trunks
should. follow them Ina would see to
that though she was scandalized that
they were "not first to return to War
bleton for the blessing of Mrs. Bett
JSIamma won't mind," said Lulu.
"Mamma can't stand a fuss any more."
, They , left, the table. . The men- and
women still sitting at the other tables
saw no thing' unusual aboulthese four,
Indifferently 1 dressed, indifferently
conditioned: The hotel . orchestra,
playing ragtime In deafening concord,
made Lulu's wedding march. .
It 'was still early next day a hot
Sunday when Ina and Dwight
reaphedhome,. - Mrs. Bett was stand
ing on the porch.
"Where's Lulie?" asKeft Mrs. Bett
They told. ,ft "" "
Mrs. Bett took It in; a; bit at (a -time.
Her pale eyes searched -their 'faces,
ahe shook her headV heard it again,
"grasped it. Her first question was:
"Who's going to do your work?"
Ina had thought of that and this
was manifest. .. ...
"Oh," she said, "you and I'll have
Mrs. Bett meditated, frowning.
"I left the bacon for her to cook for
your breakfasts," she said. "I can't
cook bacon fit to eat Neither can
"We've had our breakfasts," Ina
escaped from this dilemma.
"Had It up in tho city, on expense?"
"Well, we didn't have much."
In Mrs.Bett's eyes tears gathered,
but they were not for Lulu. -
' "I shot&d thlnkXshe said, "I should
think Lujle xnjght. have had a littli
more gratitude to her than this."
On .their,, WAT-, to. church Ina and
Dwight encountered Dl, who nau left
the house some time earlier, step
ping sedately to church In company
wlttt Bobby Larkln. Dl was in white,
and her face was the face of an angel,
so young, so questioning, so utterly
devoid of her sophistication.
"That child," said Ina, "must not
see so much of that Larkln boy. She's
Just a little, little girl."
"Of course she mustn't," said
Dwight sharply, "and If I was her
"Oh, stop that I" said Ina, sotto
voce, at the church steps.
To every one with whom they spoke
In the aisle after church, Ina an
nounced their news: JEjiad.they heard?
Lulu married D" wlght'.s "firpther Ninlan
In the" city 'yesterday?'- Oh, sutiden,
yes1!' And romantic ''". . spoken
rwttb. that. upward inflection-to which
it " , , (i August
-Mrs. Bett ..hap been having a "tan
trim," brought on .by -nothing definable.
Ahrunrlv as 'hfe aria Ina "were cettintr
hrapper, 'Mi's. Bett 'tiatf-'-farteh :sllent,
had In fact refused to reply when ad-
jdrssed: i4Wben all , was ' ready and
Dwight was snterfngj hair wetly
brushed, s'ne ha"d 'withdrawn from the
room and closed her bedroom door
until it echoed.' '
"She's got one 'again,'' said Ina,
grieving. "Dwight, you go."
He went, showing no sign of annoy
ance, and stood outside his mother-
in-law's door and knocked.
"Mother, come and have some sup
"Looks to me like your muffins was
just about the best eyer,
"Come" on I Rad"s6methlng ''funny
4o t&PyQuiaHd-Ihat"' -' "
He retreated, knowing nothing of
ieu admirable, control exercised by
this woman for her own passionate
satisfaction In sending him away un
satisfied. He showed notlfing but anx
ious concern, touched with regret, at
his failure. Ina, too, retued . ,f rom
that door discomfited. Dwight made
a gallant effort to" retrieve' the fallen
fortunes of their ' evening1 meal, and
turned upon Dl, who had just lentered,
aijd4..jyifh" cpedng facetiousness In
quired.how Bobby was.
DI looked hunted. She could never
tell whether her parents were going
to tease her about Bobby, or rebuke
her for being seen with him. It de
pended on mood, and this mood Di
had not the experience to gauge. She
now groped for soire neutral fact, and
mentioned that he was going to take
her and Jenny for ice cream that
Ina's Irritation found just expres
sion In her office of motherhood.
"I won't have you downtown In the
evening," she said.
"But you let me go last night."
"All the better reason why you
should not go tonight."
"I tell you," cried Dwight. "Why
not all walk down? Why not nil havk
Ice cream . . ." He was a.ll gentle
ness and propitiation, the reconciling
element In his home.
"Me, too?" Monona's ardent hope,
ther terrible0 fear were in her eye
brows? her parted lips.
"You, too, certainly." Dwight could
not do enough for every one.
Monona clapped her hands. "Goody I
goody I Last time you wouldn't let
"That's why papa's going to take
you this time," Ina said.
These ethical balances having been
nicely struck, Ina proposed another:
"But," she said, "but, you must eat
more supper or you cannot go."
"I don't want nny more." Monona's
look was honest and piteous. ;
Makes no difference. You must eat
or you'll get sick."
"Very weH;' then.::riNo Ice cream
soda for such a little, girl."
Monona began to cry quietly. But
she? passed her plate.-' She ate, chew
ing high, and slowly.
"See? She can eat If she will eat,"
Ina said to Dwight. "The only trouble
is, she will not take the time."
"She don't put he$ jnlfld on her
meals," Dwight Herbert diagnosed it.
"nfi" hltrtror hires' thrirt fhnrl" he en-
couraged his little daughter.
l's mind had beeh proceeding along
its own paths.;.
."Are you going to take Jenny and
Bobby -'too?" she inquired.
"Certainly. The whole party."
"Bobby'll want to payor . Jenny
and L" ' ,T .
"Me; -darling," said Ina patiently,
punctiliously and less punctlllcoaly
added: "Nonsense. This Is going to
be papa's little pnrty."
"But we had the engagement with
Bobby. It was an engagement"
v "Well." said Ina, "I think we'll Just
set that" aside that Important en
gagement; :I think we Just wilL"
" 'TaptflE&bjMl ?ant to be the one
topay for Jennyand I"
"DI!" Ina's voice dominated all.
"Will you be more careful of your
grammar or shall I speak to you
"Well, I'd rather use bad grammar
than than than " she looked re
sentfully at her mother, her father.
Their moral defection was evident to
her, but It was indefinable. They told
her that she ought to be ashamed
when papa wanted to give them all a
treat. She sat silent, frowning, put
upon. "Look, mammal" cried Monona,
swallowing a third of an egg at one
impulse. Ina saw only the empty
"Mamma's nice little girl I" cried
she, shining upon her child.
The rules of the ordinary sports of
the playground, scrupulously applied,
would have clarified the ethical at
mosphere qf this little family. But
there was ilq one to apply thems, , .
When Di'ffnd- Monona had been ex
cused, Dwigfit asked : ' '
"Nothing hew from the " bride and
since the last."
"See where are they then?"
He knew perfectly well that they
were In Savannah, Georgia, but Ina
played his game, told him, and retold
bits that the letter had said.
"I don't understand," she added,
"why they should f.o straight to Ore
gon without' coming here first."
Dwight hazarded that NIn probably
had to get back, and shone pleasantly
in the reflected Importance of a
brother filled with affairs.
"I don't know what to make of Lu
lu's letters," Ina proceeded. "They're
so so "
"You haven't had but two, have,
"That's all well, of course it's 'only
been a month. But both letters have
been so " - .-.
Ina was never -. really, v articulate.
Whatever corner of ,her fraln had Uie
blood In it at the moment., seemed to
be operative, and she let .the matter
go at that r .
"I 'aon'V thinkif S1 faV to mamma
going off that way. Leaving ner'own
mother. Why, 'she 'mky never see
mamma again " Ina's breath caught.
Into her facfer'came something of the
lovely tenderness with which she
sometimes loolfed '.atr-Monona and DI.
She sprang up, . She had forgotten to
put'' sonie '-supper to warm for
mammae The lovely -light was still
In her face as she bustled about
against the -.time of mamma's recovery
from her tantrim. Dwight's face was
like this when he spoke of his foster
mother. In both these beings there
was something which functioned as
Mamma had recovered and was eat
ing cold scrambled eggs on the corner
of the kitchen table when the Ice
cream soda party was ready to set
out. Dwight threw her a casual "Bet
ter come, too, Mother Bett," -but she
shook her head. She wished to go,
wished it with violence, but she con
trived to give to her arbitrary refusal
a quality of contempt. Whe.ni Jenny
arrived with Bobby, she had- brought
a sheaf of gladioli forMrs. Bett, and
took them to her in the. kitchen, and
as she laid the, flowers beside her, the
young girl Stopped and kissed her.
"You little darling!", cried Mrs. Bett,
and clung to her, her lifted eyes lit
by something, intense and living. But
when the ice cream party had set off
at last, Mrs. Bett left her supper, gath
ered up the flowers, and crossed the
lawn to the old cripple, Grandma
"Inle sha'n't have 'em," the old
And then It was quite beautiful to
watch her with Grandma Gates,
whom she tended and petted, to
whose complainings she listened, and
to whom she tried to tell the small
events of her day. When her neigh
bor had gone, Grandma Gates said
that It was as good as a dose of medi
cine to have her come In.
"You see," said Lulu, "he had
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Moorish Influence on Spain.
In. the Elehth century the whole of
Spfih, except Asturias, was conquered
by the Moors, rihft thefr vdcnbulary,
phrases and proverbs made a lasting
effect on the Castilirfn tongne. . . .
LMany of the words concerned with
wax, agriculture, irrigation, gardening,
and the administration of justice are
derived from Arabic ;"they are, indeed,
the Arabic wosds themselves taken
over with the definite article prefixed
to them. 'But iFthie Moorish frffluence
on the outward forms of Spanish life
was great, its influence on Spanish
thought was comparatively 3iuall.
. . A. J. B. Trend, In "A Picture
of Modern Spain." -.v;-
U. S. BUREAU OF MARKETS
Washington, D. 0.
o?rter Y ?nothy, Philadelphia
f7H? y York ?26.dU. Pittsburgh
$19.50, Chicago Cincinnati Si9,
Minneapolis ?I7. at. Louis No. 1
alt alt a, Kansas City JJ22.75. No. 1
Prairie, Minneapolis ?i6.60, Kansas City
Quoted- Bran $22.50. middlings $21,
flour middlings 5.50, rye middlings
$21, Minneapolis; . as per cent cotton
aeed meal, $41.20 Alempnis, ?42 Atlanta;
white hoiniuy ieed, 2g St. .Louis, $2a.50
Chicago, 34 per cent linseed meal, $49
Minneapolis, ?51 Buffalo; gluten feed.
$38.30 Chicago; No. X .altalia .meal, $27
at. ijouis. ' '
Spot cotton prices declined 9 points
during the week. New York December
future contracts declined 11 points,
apot cotton prices closed at 24.7dc per
pound. New York. December future
contracts closed at 24.88c.
Livestock Jiiid' -JUeat. "'
Chicago prices: Hogs, top, $8.45;
bulk ot sales, $8.15 tti $8'.40; medium
and good beef steers, $.40 to $12.00;
butcher cows and neifers, $3.25 to
$11.00; feeder steers, $5.5u to $8; light
and medium we'ignt veal calves, $8.50
to $10; fat iambs, $13.25 to $15.50; feed
ing lambs, $12.50 to $14.75; yearling,
$9.50 to $13.26; fat ewes, $4.75 to $7.75.
In eastern wholesale fresh meat mar
kets slight price changes were regist
tered for the-week, .beef unchanged;
veal and lamb steady to $1 higner;
mutton steady on better grades, weak,
to $2 lower on medium grades; light
pork loins $1 lower with heavy loins
$1 to $2 lower per 100 pounds.
Prices good grade meats: Beef $14
to $17, veal $14 to $18, lambs $23 to
$26, mutton $11 to $17, light pork loins
$ib to $19, heavy loins $12 to $16.
Closing prices in cnlcago cash mar
ket: No. 2 red winter wheat, $1.84;
No. 2 hard winter wheat, $1.25; No. 2
mixed corn, 74c; No. 2 yellow corn, 74c;
No. 3 white oats, 45c. Average farm
prices: No. 2 .mixed corn in central
Iowa, 60c;" No. 1 dark northern wheat
in central North. Dakota, $1.02 p No. 2
hard winter wheat in central Kansas,
$1. Closing future prices: Chicago
May wheat, $1.20; Chicago May corn,
71 -fee; Minneapolis May wneat, $.18.;
Kansas City May wheat, $1.11; .Winni
peg May wheat, $1710. '- I
Fruits and Vegetables.
Price:, reported: Eastern potatoes,
$1.25 to $1.45 per 100 pounds in city
markets, 80a iQ 95c f. o. b. shipping
points. Northern stock, 70c to $1.05
in mid-f?Bstern 'cities, 55c to 65c f. o. b.
Western rurals, 25c to 35c wagonloads
cash to growers. New York Danish
type cabbage, $25 to $30 per ton in
leading markets, $14 to $15 f. o. b.
Northern Danish, $18 to $25 In Chicago
and St. Douis. New York Baldwin
apples, $3.50 to $4.50 per barrel in con
suming centers, $4 f. o. b. Rhode
Island crreenlngs, $4.50 to $5.50 in city
markets. Northwestern extra fancy
boxed Jonathans, $2 to $2.50; delicious,
$2.75, to $3.50. Middle-western yellow
onions, $2.25 to $3 per 100-pound sack;
eastern stock, $2.50 to $2.75.
Butter markets steady to firm; de
mand very good despite high prices.
Closing prices, 92 score butter: New
i'ork 64 c, Philadelphia 55 c, Boston
54c, Chicago 55 c.
Cheese markets steady to firm but
very quiet. Cheese prices at Wisconsin
primary markets December 8": Twins
26 ftc. daisies 27 c, longhorns 2714c,
square prints and young Americas
27 &c. .
Choice grass-fed beef steers sold to
small packers for $7.50 for stock aver
aging 1,150 pounds. Good stock ranged
from $7 to $7.50. Choice corn-fed
steers we're' quoted around $8.60. Some
choice heifers brought $7. Fat heifers
avera'ging 900 pounds brought $6.50 and
the. fafr quality went to city butchers
fr.r- k whtiA noorer tirades ranged
t-from $4 down to the thin ones at $3.
Big packers paia ?o.i.u iur uuuiwo
16 cents lower than was paid last
week. Fair quality brought $4 up to
$4.75 and $5 for the good kind. Poorer
stock brought $2.60. $2.75 and $8, while
some canners sold lor $1.75. Choice
veal calves brought $8, while the good
kind ranged rom $5.50 to $7 and specu
lators paid for poorer ones $8 to $4. A
better quality brought $6.50. Feeders
and stockers held steady Monday. Quo
tations ran from $7.26 for choice light
feeder steers, good ones being Quoted
for $6.75 to $7, and fair ones from $6.26
Bulk of sales were made at 37.75 to
$8. Rough drive-ins brought around
$7. Rough heavy sows sold for $6.50,
and extra rough stags were cut out at
prices ranging from $5 to $5-.50. i'lgs
were in good demand, with a fair
supply, and prices were steady. These
sold from $6.76 to $7.
Tops in the fat lamb section went for
$14 2D. freight paid. Fair lambs quoted
.at $18.40. Strictly fat ewes, averaging
'116 pounds, brought $6.76. GoooV at
tractive ewes were quoted at $6 to
$6 50. Country buyers bought one load
of feeder lambs for $13. and some
common ones brought $12.25. One load
of feeder ewes went for $5.25. Choice
handy weight feeder ewes are quoted
Hny and Grain Prices.
Timothy. No. 1. ton $24.00
Timothy. No. 2. ton. . 22.00
South Park. No. 1. ton 24.00
South Park. No. fcjton 22.60
Second bottom. No. 1. ton 19.00
Second bottom. No. 3. tpn... . . 17.50
Alfalfa, ton 20.00
Straw, ton 8.50
Oats, per cwt 1.49
Corn, No. 8 yellow, per cwt 1.41
Wheat No. 1, per-jbuBhe, .82c to .92
DENVER SUtt&R QUOTATIONS.
Beet V..' .'...$8.1.0
Cane : &30
, t ....nyiiolesalcrs' Price.
Beet . . .'...I $8.35
(Colorado settlement prices.)
Bar'sffter (American) .99
Bar silver (foreign).. .84
Tungsten, peAr unit. J. 7.75 Q 8.26
25 and 75 PACKAGES EVERYWHERE
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pleasant no up- I
set stomach no
opiates. 35c and
60c everywhere ,
100 PROTECTION FOR LIFE
from one vaccination with
Cutter's Liquid or Solid
Blickletf Atftfreasln. Abstv
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Pill Infectors. If Cutter Aggrewia
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A thought on
And a few hints on how
to fill Fathers stocking
Another Christmas is rapidly rolling
Another year when you" have to sit
down and think and think hard '
what to give Uncle Arthur, Father,
Cousin Edward, Grandfather and the
Every man well, nearly every man
likes nothingbetterthan agoodpipe.
And the chances are that he will find
at least one hanging on the Christmas
tree and be tremendously pleased.
Right there is your opportunity to
step in and give him something to go
with the pipe.
Not an ash tray. (He probably has
dozens of them.) Not a metal con
tainer for safety matches. (He'll
never carry the darn thing.) Send
him some tobacco. (That's what men
usually smoke in pipes.) So to Edge
worth smokers, to the friends of
Edgeworth smokers, and to all others
who may be interested, we respect
fully offer this Christmas suggestion:
glass, jar of
to hunt far
and wide to
find the smok
er who won't
be tickled to
pieces to find
a glass jarojL
Christmas pipe. If he doesn't get a
Christmas pipe, he'll en j oy the tobacco
just as much in his old pipe.
The 16-ounce jar sells for 1.65 at
any tobacco store.
If your regular dealer hasn't enough ,
glass jars to supply the Christmas
trade, let us play Santa Claus for you.
Send us $1.65 for each jar, a list of
the friends you want to remember, and
your personal greetings cards. "We'll
do the rest.
"We'll pack the glass jars in appro
priate Christmas boxes, enclose your
cards and send$henx8f in plenty of
time to reach your friends before
Christmas. Meanwhile; if you are not
personally acquainted with Edge
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samples generous helpings both of
'Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed and Plug
Slice. L -
Just send us your name and address
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, .Edgeworthissojdinvarious sizes to
Buit the needs and means of all pur
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and Ready-Rubbed are packed in
small pocket-size packages, in hand
Boine tin ihnmiaors"and in various
For theTChristmas packages or the
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Company, 44South 21st Street, Rich
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your jobber cannot supply you with
Edgeworth, Larus & Brother Com
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paf eel post a one- or two-dozen carton
of any size of Edgeworth Plug Slice or
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Marriage, like salad, is a failun
when the dressing is poor.
Refreshes Weary Eyes
"When Your Eyes feel Dull
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