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( To begin s telephone conversation
properly the partlea talking ahould
The one who answers the bell should
say, for instance, "Smith and Brown,
Mr. Brown speaking.” The one call
ing taya, "This it Mr. Jones."
No unnecessary "Hello," "Well,"
"What do you want?" or "Who’s this?"
When you telephone, smile.
THE CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC
H. F. LINDSAY. Aganl.
T,l> * OOO Balalr, MS. I
even Arithmetic a little eetler.
Built ol solid brass end nickel plated,
they laet • life time.
Steadier than gaa—tnoia raatful than electricity
■ —t heapar than either.
Une Aladdin Security Oil—the moat aconotn.
leal kcroaana oil—for beat raaulta.
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It’s constipation almost every time that upsets
I and "sours” the stomach, and causes sick
headache and lassitude.
The remedy to use Is
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. SEPTORIN move* the bowel* promptly and with
-1 out any uncomfortable or disagreeable effect*. It
doein’t weaken one, or uptet the itomack —just doe* i
d it* work thoroughly and comfortably and leave* you
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lory and BEST stomach remedy.
Ad We Ask Is That You Try /blips'" sToMAi'ini
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Yea’ll Barer scale h* aadaflad
p with any other laxative or alomach VmONmIpAI|6N J?
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p A RMS WANTEH
J Sloan s Liniment Is first thought of mothers
I for bumps, bruikee sod sprains that sra eontian- “
I ally happening to children. It quickly pane- I have buyers for Harford County Farms.
3 trates and soothes without rubbing, denser Bend mo full description of your farm, together
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” ments. For rheums tie aches, neuralgia pain rate of commission.
| I end that grlppy soreness after colds, Sloan’s W. MaCALL Bel Air. Md
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I —THE JBGIS LEADS ML AW. MARTLAvn
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BEL AIR. MD . FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 15, 1916
Help him make
a Christmas of
AFTER alt Christmas Is
only a success when you
X’ve to make p lhen happier,
nd what better gift can you
give than health to sufferers
and protection to those about
Once a year the Red Cross
Seal makes its appeal to you
for support in its winning nght
With the money paid for RED
I CROSS SEALS, lioth children and
mown-upa are lausla now to escape
and conquei Tubeiculoeia, nutate are
• r *j ‘he Pr diapeneariaa
and hospital# are secured.
Here is your rhence to do e teal pood
T*m* riahl in your consists. For
the Settles import Ins health work in
i?" they ere purcheaed.
Huy lihaielly to buns new lito to 1
those who have Ism of life's pleoso*
urea then you.
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Notice to Taxpayer*.
, Tssss are due as soon as levied- Stats taxes
hear Interest from September I, ISIS, and County
Taxes from September I. 1916.
On February I. 1917, the treasurer will make
up a list of (he delinquent taxpayers with the
respective amounts for which they are In arrear,
and will publish the same for two successive
weeks before the 23rd dsy of February. If said
taxes arc not then paid he will make s further
Hat of delinquents assessed with real estate,
with a brief description of their properly, the
amount of taxes, Interest* and ooats. and will ad
vertise (he same for three weeks prior to the
first Monday In April. 1917. and will offer said
real estate for cash the following Monday at the
Court House door in llel Air. at 10 o’clock A M.
pellmtuents as*essed only wttn personalty
will he liable after April 16.1917, to neve their
properly summarily taken and sold after ten
Discounts on County Taxes; If paid on or be
fore July Ist, Ihi par cent.: August Ist. 1 par
cent ; Keptember Ist. R per cant.
I’ay tueiils to be made at the Treasurer's Office,
Bsl Air. Md.
•s No part payments received.
W. J. SHANAHAN.
Treasurer of Harford Countv.
AUK YOOll KIDNKYH WELL?
Many He I Air People Know (hr Im
portance of Htllhy Kidneys.
The kidneys Alter the blood.
They work night nnd dny.
Well kidneys remove impurities.
Weak kidneys allow impurities to
No kidney ill should be neglected.
There is possible danger of delay.
If you have backache or urinary
If you are nervous, dizzy or worn
llugin treating your kidneys at once;
Use a proven kidney remedy.
None endorsed like Doan r s Kidney
Recommended by thousands.
Proved by Bel Air testimony.
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Maguire, Gordon
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“For years I was troubled by kidney
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1 got a box at Norman L. Kisiing’s
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ly. Since then, I nave used Doan’s
Kidney Pills off and on whenever 1 have
had backache or when my kidneys have
acted Irregularly. This medicine has
never failed to relieve me."
Price 60c at all dealera. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan a Kidney Pills —the same that
Mrs. Maguire uses. Foster-Milburn
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poii. It you MVS Hli.uoiftilftin or
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dISSC A. OMI
llp. S4I hnxhion, Mae*
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Writes AN Kinds of Holds, and
More Bonds than any other Co.
If yon wish to furnish Rond as
Kxeoutor, Administrator, Trustee,
Guardian, Committee, Contractor,
Federal, (State or Conntjr Official,
or In any other capacity, this Com
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relieving you of (he embarrassment
of calling on an Individual.
ITU HATKH AUK KKAftONABLB.
H. A. WHITAKER,
Attorney and Agent,
BEL AIR. MD.
Const I put lon Cause# Had 0k in
A dull and pimply skin li due to s slumdsh
bowel movement. Correct this condition and
clear your complexion with Dr. King's New Life
I'illa. Thia mild laxative taken at bed time will
aaaare you a full, free, non-griping movement
In the morning. Drive oat the dull. Ilatleae
feeling resulting from overloaded Intestines and
sluggish liver. (Jet s bottle today. At ail drug
-1 gifts, 26c.
J. R. AYRES
Painter & Paper Hanger
BEL AIR, MD.
Furniture neatly Repaired sod Upholsters
Rat I mate* famished free. Phone 147.
Neglected Colds Grow Wore#
A cough that racks and Irritates tbe throat *
may lead to a serious chronic cough, If neglect
ed. Ibe healing pine balsams In Dr. Bell’s Pine
Tar Honi-y—Nature'a own remedy—will soothe
and relieve the Irritation, breathing will be I
raster and the antiseptic properties will kill I
the germ which retarded healing Hava It
handy for croup, sore throat and chronic
, bronchial affections, (let a bottle to-day.
■ Pleasant to taka. At all druggists, 26c.
Justice of the Peace
Collection. giTfto Prompt Attftotioo
> M cU BMW. BEL AIR, MD.
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BEL AIR, MD.
JOBS D. WORTHINGTON
Editor and Owner.
OuiQan (all Uhm MaMrtaO.tkrMor In.
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*-Loc.l oorr..oond.no. aolloll.O (row TW>
Motion of th, Mnatr.
How a Man Won a
Bride by Scaling It
By MILLARD MALTBIE
after? wm or appeared to b# every
reason why Amos Htoole uhould mart]
Kvtt Cowles. Neither hod a large for
tune, but etch hud ft small one, ftiid
(he two together would product an
Income sulticient to enable them to
maintain the aocial position to which
they hud been accustomed. Their fa
lhern hud been purtnora in business
and on thla account aome of their In
vest meuta were on Joint account and
needed to remain ao In order to be
(nude profit tilde.
There wan hut one thing to keep
them apart. While Amoa Hteele whn
endowed with a lot of practical com
(non sense Eva ('owlet* wm Intensely
romantic. There was In her a good
deal of that German element which
loves tales of valiant knlglita who fight
for fair women. Hhe doled #n mys
tery. on sentiment. Hhe delighted In
the o|>eriiw of lib-hard Wagner, not bo
caiine tdie loved (he music, for It did
not appeal to her, but Itecnuae the
I hemes are baaed on aumo fantnatlc
tale about a Lohengrin or a Flying
Steele waa anxious for the match,
not only Itecnuae It would be advanta
geous to both, but because Eva was n
charming girl, mid he wanted her for
a wife. After (he mmal gifts of aurh
trumpery aw a woman may accept from
a man- probably Ikm'iiuno It may be
swept out within a few days after Us
reception without material logo—he
proponed. |(e looked upon nothing
with rainbow eyea and donbtleaa his
declaration waa matter of fact He
could not tie anything elae.
Eva admired her anltor for bla real
worth, but a proposition which dwelt
mainly on the advantagea to be gained
by both parties win* repulsive to her.
Hhe rejected Amoa, and when ho press
ed her for u reason she told him plain
ly that the man she married must love
her better tlnin his life; must bo will
lug to endure poverty with her; mutt
be ready to defend her In case of ue
cesslty with bla heart's blood.
Amos undertook to break down this
opposition by making light of It
“I to or you have been reading ro
mantle stories," he said to her. "There
Is no romance In America. In Europe
they have their legends of heroes and
heroines, (heir Hlr Galiihnds, their
their thousand and one Im-
Ihmsl fill (ties. In America we have only
the Haleni witches, which, being old
women riding on broomsticks, are not
pleasing to contemplate. Besides, all
these beautiful fancies wither before
an empty stomach or a hole In one's
stocking. Why do we call that period
of Intense affection between newly
married persons the honeymoon 7"
"Bernuse It Is very sweet, I suppose."
"Very sweet and very fleeting. A
moon lasts but twenty eight days. No
one expects the exuberance of love to
endure more (hsn a month.”
"The man I marry must love me
forever, hls love growing stronger ev
ery hour, every day, every month, ev
ory year. He must Ih a man of coiir
age, ready to strike at any moment
In my defense. 1 think I shall marry
a soldier, tall, handsome"—
"Suppose he gets bis nose fhot off?"
"He will woo me by diving to bring
me pearls; he will climb mountains,
standing on giddy heights to show that
he can look upon on abyss without
"Why not marry a man In a flying
"Enough of this," said Eva sharply
"It Is evident that you and I are nl
fitted for each other. I wish a man
to lift me up, not to drag me down.
With you I should always feel that
I was chained to earth."
It was evident to Amos that he was
gaining nothing. In fact, the more be
endeavored to Instill the practical Into
the girl he wanted the more lie seemed
to antagonize her. He took leave of
her and went away sorrowful.
Amos had an uncle whom he was
very much like In his nonappreciation
of the romantic, only the uncle
experienced, while Amos was not Ills
uncle was manager of Amos' pro|>erty
and would remain so until (ho heir be
csrne thirty years old. The guardian
had favored the match, and at Amos'
failure ho reimrted It to hls uncle, glv
lug tbe cause.
"My lioy," replied the older man.
"never oppose a woman. With the
softer sex on* must sloop to compter.
You rnado a mistake In ridiculing Eva's
nontlmontaK. f. You should not only
have appealed to appreciate It. bill
have In every case gone her one better.
You must take a back track." „
"If I ritfall whnt I have said I shall
receive only contempt"
"Never mind whnt you have said
Our words are of lltlle moment beside
our acta Contrive a scene In which
you will lump In fhe water to save
some one'# life,"
"I can’t rwlm."
"Wear •omethlng buoyant under
"Whoso ffe shall I save? Persons
won't fall "ifo the water esjieclally to
enable a rfisn to show hls prowess In
"Oh. a dummy will do How do you
suppose they contrive to have persona
wrecked on trains, drowned In sunken
boats, blown up In powder magazine!
for the morion?"
"I never thought of that**
• "And you a practical man? Don’t
, talk about fallur# with a woman when (
an npeducsted movie manager will
succeed with the whole world. You
roust marry Eva and marry her as
noon as possible. The Tenth street
property which you and Era own
Jointly must either bo owned by both
as one or divided. To divide It would
bo ruin. Gomel Bestir youraelfl"
*TU am what i can do." Moiled
Amos no atrod* away thougnmuiy.
Amoa am] Era lived In a billy coun
try that In part might ba called moon
tsln-ffia. Than waa one place called
the Devil's Climb Ihm'Huho an ambltloua
youth had loot hla Ufa trying to get op
' It Amoa waa driving paat It one day
| whan he aaw a man acallng U Ilka a
cat Indeed, while he climbed with J
the agility of a cat, he aeemad to be :
endowed with luvlalble wing* He not i
only climbed, be flow. No part of the I
. cliff waa ho perpendicular that be could
not mount It At tlmea It Beamed ha
. waa about to (all backward and ba
mangled an rocka a hundred (Bet be
-1 low, but ho alwaya caught, aomatlmaa
on the edge of a landing above him;
l aonietlinea he would draw blmaelf up
r by a twig that aeeniod too Blender to
auatnln a kitten. Yet up he went aur
1 mounting every difficulty, till ha leach
ed the auininlL then turned and, as-
I aumtng a theatrical attitude, took off
hla hat and waved It |o Imaginary par
Aa aoon aa ha bad achieved hla ex
ploit a group of peraona who bad bean
ataudlng near begun to about and wave
to him to the mualo of a movie cam
era which bad been oat up near enough
(or Amoa to bear. Then, the abow be
Ing over, the player* moved away.
Then Amoa, looking about him, aaw
thluga that he had not noticed before
Several cameras were being removed
and placed In vehicle* A man on top
of the cliff wna taking down a aort 1
of derrk-k Hint had been hidden from
view, while one at the bottom waa coll
ing a wire and taking apart an ap
paratua almllnr to that above. A man
waa directing the tranafera, and Amoa
approached him. 1
‘The man who climbed the cliff waa 1
pulled up by a wire. I preen me T be 1
“Junt ao; end a donkey angina. 1
Thom It la going Into that wagon." <
"Could I aecure thin paraphernalia
and Iheae men to Ipilut me up tbarel" I
"1 reckon you can If you want to pay I
for It." • i
“What would It coat!", '
"Well, 1 reckon about a hundred dal- I
‘Til pay you the hundred dollar* If
you'll iiennlt me to chooae my own \
time. Would I need any practical” (
“You could do a better lob by having ,
had practice, but It lan't abaolutely (
Amoa paid the man |2O on account, |
and ha agreed to be on hand with the i
appnratua net up the following after- |
noon at 4 o'clock. I
The next day Amoa took Bva to ride <
and directed hi* car to the Devll'a I
Climb. On reaching a point a few I
hundred yardn from It Amoa pulled up
and, aaauinlug an air of Injured Inno- I
calico, Ihna uddruaaod her; I
“You have thought proper to Im
pugn my courage. You have Intimated I
that I am nothing lielter than a worm I
of the duat You have aald that you <
wlahed aoma one for a tauabend who <
would elevate, not drag, you to earth.
Tide, coming from one I love bettor 1
than my life, haa blighted It It la no 1
value to me. I am going to rlak It to 1
convince yon that I am a man, not a 1
Jumping from the car, he ran to- *
want the Devll'a Climb, lleacblng a
point directly beneath It he panned
and looked up. Ho waa doing *ome- 1
thing with hla tianda, hut Bva could J
not dlacern what It waa. He booked a
wire to a bolt under hla aboutder*.
Then he began to climb,
"(Irent heaven*!" cried Bva. "In he (
going to try to ocale that cllfft"
Amoa aprang lightly over the lower ,
rocka, which were comparatively oaay (
to acnle. Then ho reached a parpen- J
dlcular rock higher limn lilh head. He (
aprang up, clutched It, and In another |
moment atoud upon It. The aacent now (
became more difficult, but the more t
difficult It waa the coaler It accrued for l
him. When he waa nearing the top ‘
he Bloppcl beneath a straight mi end
down face In the rock and carefully
placed a foot In a cavity. Then catch
big a alight projection he placed the .
other find an a almllnr aiipiairL lie
wan midway up the fuca of the rock
when he fell backward.
Kva gave a abrlek loud enough to
wake the dead and covered her eyaa
with her hand*.
In a moment ahe took (hem nwn.r <
and balked again. Heaven lie pralaedl I
Amoa had been caught by a ncrnli tree I
growing out of the face of the cliff. I
Giving a spring, he aeetned to fly I
back to the cliff allghtly below the 1
rock from which he bad fallen ami J
proceeded to make a aecond attempt t
to acnle It. |
Bva ahouted to him to atop. Wbeth a
nr or not he heard her he paid no at (
tendon to Per. Thla time tic aneceed a
ed to slim ling upon a narrow bindliii- |
and resumed Ida aacenl. t
He waa attved from another fall by |
aelrdag n projecting nail; he slipped ,
ha staggered, he enugtit nt whnl aeem j
ed Btrawa, and all the while Bva wna (
watching him In agony At Inat he
Blood upon the aummlt.
He waa about to dear-end by the ,
antno route he had come up whim Bva |
aprang from the car and ran toward
him, heaeechlng him not to do ao. Thla ,
time ha heard her and came down a
alope at the aide of the cliff, which *
waa an eaay deaeent. Bva threw her '
anna alauit him and went Into by* J
The next day Amo* Informed hie 1
uncle that tha wadding day had bean 1
FEDERAL CONTROL i
OF THE RAILROADS i
Only Way to Moot Emergencies '
of Nation, Says A. P. Thom. <
STATES' BIGHTS PRESERVED I
Principles Which Railways Hold Should •
Qovorn Regulatory Systsm In Inter- '
aata el Publto end the Roade—Cam- 1
pulaory 8/atam el Federal Ineerpe- j
Wnahlngton, Dec. 4.-That tha later
eela of national dofenaa require that
control of rollway llnea ahuuld raal I
with the federal government and not
with the ala tea won the claim ad
vanced by Alfred P. Thom, counael [
U> the Hallway Bxecutlvaa' Advlaory
Committee, la concluding hla prelim
inary atatemenl of the rasa for tha
' railways bafora tha Nawlauda Joint
Commit tea on luteralale Commarca.
“We moat lie efficient aa a nation It
wa are to deal succeeafully with our
national emergencies," aald Mr. Thom,
"and wa must appreciate that alttclanl
transportation la an aaoenltnl condition
of Ipatlunat efficiency. If we are lo
ball aud weaken onr IraoauirUllue
I , .-*v‘ ( ”
MlnM to tIM Bm(
Interasto of or Coaoty.
| State and Nation.
VOL LX I—NO 49
system* oy state Unas, ny the perma
nent Imposition of burdens by unwlsa
regulation, wa will make national o<B-
•talas' Rights Would Nat >uffo*
Mr. Thom cited many Inatanaan In
which ahlppara In ana atata wan tn-
I Jnriously affected by selflah ragula
ttona Imposed on the railroads by
neighboring atatas. Ha pointed nut
I that federal ragulatloa would banoln
vaalon of the right* of tha atataa but
would be the meaua of preserving tha
rights which they acquired whan they
entered tha Union, ana of which waa
tbs right to the free movement ad thalr
products across state boundaries.
What the Railroads Advaaata.
Tha principles which the railroads Q
believe should ha Ineerpurtltd In any
Jnat system of regulation war* gam
marlaed by Mr. Thom aa follown
1. Tha antlra power and duty of reg
ulation should ba In tho hands of tha
national government, except as to mat
ters ao essentially local and IncMantal
that thay cannot ba need to Interfere
with tho ofllctoney of the service at tha
Jnat rights of tha carriers.
8. Aa one of tho moana of aacom
pushing this, a system of compulsory
federal Incorporation ahould ba adopt
ed, Into which should be brought all
railroad corporation* angagad In Inter
state nr foreign commerce.
8. The Interstate Commerce Oomral*.
Blnn under axlatlng lowa has too much
to do and Is charged with eonfllcttug
fnnetlona, Inelndlng tha invaatlgatloa,
proaaeiitlon and decision of cases. The
latter duties should lie placed In the
hands of a new lusty which might h*
railed tha Bedaral Railroad Commis
sion. Regional Cnimnlaalmiß should
ba aalahllahed In different parts at
ths country to ssalat tho Interstate
Commerce Commission by handling lo
4. The power of tho commlaalou
should lie extended lo enable It to pro-
Scribe minimum raise and not merely
maximum rales as at present This
would Inereaae their power to pntvonl
Justice to Ruhlla and Reads,
b. It should be mode tha duty of UM
Interstate Commarca Commission, fat
ths exarclae of Its powers to fls rea
sonable rales, to so adjust these raise
that they shall be Just at onco to tbs
public and to the carrlara. To this and
tha Commission, In determining rates,
should consider the uoecaelty of main
taining efficient transportation and ss
tonalona of faculties, the relation of
oxponsoa to rates and tha rights at
■hlpprra, stockholders and creditors at
A Tbs Interstate Commerce Commis
si on should bo luvaatod with the pow
er to tlx tha rates for carrying malls.
T. Tha federal gorarumonl ahould
have exclusive power to auparvlso tho
Issue of stocks and bouda by railroad
carriers engaged In Interstate and for
8, Tbs law ahould ronognlia ths as
asntlßl difference between things wblth
restrain trade lu tha ossa at ordinary
marcautll* concerns and thorn which
restrain trad* In th* mas of common
carrier* Th* question of oompstltlaa
Is not the only fair criterion.
8. Th* law should expressly provide
for the meeting and agreement at traf
fic or otbor officer* of railroads la to
spool of rates or practice*. This
should, howevsr, bs asfsgusrdsd by
requiring the agraamanto to bs filed
with the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion and to ba aubjaot to ha disapprov
ed by IL
“My legal proposition," Mr. Thom
■aid, "Is tbsl ths Constitution so It
how la gives full authority loOongraaa
to republic the Instrumentalities of In
teralnle commerce In nil Ibelr parts.
If Die tamer of regulation Is to reach
Die public raqulreinsdla. It must bo co
extensive with Die I' xtruincntelUloa of
Mr. Thom explained that ths roads
are not asking either of the Commit!**
or of Congress tiny lucrcaa* In rave-
Ultra, but Dint they are merely asking
the perfection of ■ system which will
t>* responsible to any need (bat may
Th* tourist In th* Alps w*OM •
hooch of edelweiss aa ovManon Of
prowess In acallng high peaks, ter M
is n matter of common boUsf Owl thla
Is n plant found only In lofty nod not
anally aocssslbls places,.Also that It If
peculiar to ths Alps. In hi* book at
Alpln* ramble* B. 8. Ballsbory rovteoa
thro* Impraaatona, In tbs Alps th*
plant Is ranlly on* at ths heights, nod
sacking it lu ths wild state below
about A9OO (sat Is useless. Dndsr
cultivation, howevsr, It grows In ranch
lower rations, even for from tha moun
tain* magnificent spodroena boring
been seen la s garden In Ireland. Th*
wild edelweiss la ulao not confined to
Hwltxorland, but Is n widely distrib
uted mountain plant fonnd on almost
all mountain range* of tbs northern
hemisphere, and la abundant orsa In
ths comparatively law altltnda* of th*
Siberian aloppea. Tha flower lo prised
not (or rarity bat (or Its Intrloale
beauty, and because It la so amlnaotly
characteristic of alpln* region* Tha
whit* aterllk* flower-bands or* sons
splcuonaly uncommon In tbs (net that
tha woolly rays an only th* Inclosing
bracts of the flower cluster, and not
■trap-shaped petals sncii ns sra mat
with In ths delates and ebryssnth*.
Just Tws Woman.
Thors are two women—Jnat two
women In ths world. Ons la n Burnt
and on* Is a Valley. Tbs desert wom
en taka them aIL They thirst sad
thirst—and give nothing) bat th* fil
ler women are fruitful. They nr*
tbs deep, wet valleys that bring forth.
They ere ell Marys. . . . Somstfanan
they ahgll know what they can dot,
The fruitful vallsya do not know yet, ’
. . . They shall say to all those who
do not belong, "No. Ton will not dot,
I am waiting for my man who come*
. . . Thay will wait (or tha tens
husbandman. There la oue (or every
fruitful valley, but they do not know
yet, and they bring forth the seed that
fall* . . . Hut they are all Mary*
. , . Huh I they should let tbs Marys
tend to thee* things. The** on not
men-mattera . Men ahould run away
and play with the dmarte until tto|
nr* called. —“Doctor Nick."
Somewhere 800 l at Boa*
Hotel Ilf* to bad enough anywhor*
hot It la wont In the Orient. Too hoar
th* mother of n twslve-year-old girl
tell her to "run away white mother
smoke*’’ or tell her husband that aha
"will bars a whisky and sod* and th*
little girl can have a small on* as tha
waother U hot." Such thluga happar
in America, but they era not th* no*
mat thing, ■■ they are la thaw poly
glot trade purl* The coinmerdnl dam
accuse the ralaslouartea of being too
exclusive and the mlsstonarte* aaaart
thay an not going to ran a fancy tan
to attract thalr compstetoto m than
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