Civilization Is Not a Veneer, It Must Penetrate to the Very Heart
This Day in History.
THIS is the anniversary of the landing in 1519 of Hernan
do Cortez at Tabasco, from which town he began his
conquest of Mexico. The story of his march against the
Aztec hosts, his capture of Montezuma and vast stores of
gold and jewels, forms one of the most romantic chapters
in the world's history.
SCIENTIST'S tell us that the most prolific Mi is the cod,
the yield of -which averages about forty-five million
eggs each season. As many as eight, nine and even nine
and a half million eggs have heen found in the roe of a
When a Girl Marries
jJim Can't See Wherein Anne Has Any Right to Peel
f Aggrieved Over the Unseemly Actions of
the Bibulous Tom Mason
By Ann Lisle.
XCopyrisht, 1119, King Fatures Syndicate
ttfo&D be dad to hear the
true story of this even
ing's adventures." 1 repeat-
ed in sheer amazement. "Then
I you didn't believe Tom Mason's
story after all?"
"I did not. but I was willing to
let him get away with murder if
Jihe'd alio get out of here before
, there was. the scene you seemed
ifalrly panting to produce," retort-
ed Jim shMTly.
4 "But, Jim, you gave him the 1m
1 Tiression that you believed him in
stead of me!" I wailed.
"Stints preserve us the woman's
bound to have the scene-after all,"
f Jira cried. "Now, listen, Anne, art!
j prime that magnificent .44-caliber
J brain of yours for action. The way
you were heading I was in for a
grand split-up with Tom. This cosy
31tt!fc eapartmnt at a mighty low
rent looks- good to me.
i"I ddn't want to move. I don't
want to buy furniture just now. i
don't want to get stuck for a bunch
j of rent money 'till I've been on a
Ijgecent payroll for awhile and can
I afford a place as good as this at the
jrlc anyone but Tom would be
fjrore- to. charge. So just quit sput
tering at our lanaiora luce a tabby
(with her back up."
"Jim you shan't talk to me like
that. I've had about enough for one
1 1 un: x unan t taiK 10 you iiKe mat,
feh? And YOU'VE had about all you
M a iim . r v. .
k.q ui&na:- otormea Jim. "now
ebout me?- My wife makes a fool
f me traipsing off with a bunch of
Iwomen end keeps me guessing for
hours' where she is and then I
come in and find her Tantlng all
over the place because pood old
iTom Mason told her she had wan-
iderful eyes or something like that.
A Tenwr Moment
T stared at Jim for a moment
trviner to make mv brain fnctiit no
fhis viewpoint. But the closer I
came to seeing it, the less I liked it
Evidently Jim did not mind havinc
tnen compliment me and flatter me
either because he was so sure of me
that he, knew they couldn't touch
OIC SI B41.
t A flash from a long-ago situation
came to roe like a moving picture
I cut-back. I was again at the Towers
by the Sea. Sheldon and Dickir
Royce were paying ridiculous sums
to set the last rag monkeys in the
place for Ewy and Silly and hint
ing in uieir nan-sneering, nair
aughing manner that they consid
ered ray Jim a social pirate -a
'grafter who didn't pay his way.
J Resolutely I pushed, that into a
dark corner under the eaves in the
Jattic of memory.
"Jim, I want -to get out of this
apartment at once," I taid. "Tom
, Mason may have come for that blue
robe which I once told you he has
repeatedly tried to force on me.
But he was hiding in the othc-i-oom
when I came in. And he
(tried to make love to me. It wan
thorrible. Let's leave here at once,
i "I can't Anne." Jim replied, in a
jtone that sounded as if he were
i throwing1 himself on my mercy.
'"It's the first of the month. Have
'you noticed that pile of bills on the
table? The rent is paid up to the
The Toonerville Trolley That Meets
By FONTAINE FOX
1 w ''J
31st. I can't waste all that money.
Surely you won't ask nle to be
cause of a hysterical notion?"
- "Jim, are you going to fall me
in the first thing I. ever asked of
you?" I demanded sternly.
"Oh. I wouldn't say that, dear,"
protested Jim, laughingly.
But I went on unheeding:
I tell you T6m Mason tried to
make love to me to me, your wife!
Now will you stay in his apartment
at a figure that's really a personal
"To y6u, I sup j!" interrupted
Jim. Anne, please, please don't de
velop into one of thoee silly women
Puss in Boots
By David Cory.
FOR a long time Puss and his
companions continued their
journey, and by and by they
cam 6 to the edge of the forest,
where a great desert stretched out
before them as far as the eye could
The poor blind Prirtoe, although
he could not see the burning Binds,
felt the hot wind that bl$w toward
him. "Where are we?" he asked.
"On the edge of a desert, your
highness," replied Puss Junior. Tbe
Prince made no reply, but stood for
some time in deep thought. Tom
Thumb, who had wandered off b
himself, suddenly shouted, "I ee
three camels! Let us wait. Per
haps they will carry us across tnld
sandy sea, for they are the ships of
the desert." Well, by and. by, tit
three camels stripped, and knelt
down on the sand. So Puss Junior
helped the blind Prince to mount,
for, trange to say, each anlmai
was saddled after the fashion of the
desert. Poor little Tom Thumb had
great trouble In mounting b'J
beast, for he could hardly see over
its hoof, to say-nothing of its great
body. Puss lifted him up as hieA
as he could, and then Tom took
hold of a strap and drew himself
onto the saddle. Then, as soon a
Puss was ready, the camels rose O
their feet and set off across the
desert at a good pace.
"Hurrah! I never was on a
camel before!" cried Tom Thumb.
"I once rode a beautiful butterfly.
But I never thought I would rl-1-one
of these ships df the desert"
Well, by and by they came to a
bubbling spring and green grass.
And then all of a sudden to the'r
surprise a maiden cams toward
them, and whan she saw the Prince
she gave a loud cry and ran for
ward. And then the Prince gave a
shout of joy.
"Rapunzel! Rapunzel!" he cried,
and the next minute- she was folded
in his arms. And Rapunzel was so
happy at finding her prince sbe
cried tbY verjKjoy. and when her
tears touched his blind eyes they
grew clear again, and he could see
as -will as ever. Then he placed
her upon his camel, and inviting
Puss and Tom to go with him, led
the way to his castle, which they
reached that very evening .
Copyright. 1910. David Cory.
(To Be Coatlaued.)
P0AB),Y THE MOST PECUMAF
ACCIDENT THE SKIPPER EVER HAD
WAS WHEN THg TR01JEY SKIPPED
OFF JUST AS THE CAR WAS GOING
PAST THAT BIG TREE.
. 697TlCt Jnt W Um WJuslsr eradicate.!
A Story of
Early Wedded Life
who thinks that every man who
glances her way Is in love with her.
Men say a lot they don't mean.
And now that' we've disposed ol
Mason suppose you give me an
Idea if I'm to expect you to slay
out till all hours every time you
go to the Canteen."
Trylus: to Explain.
"Walt a minute. Jim let's get
this straight," I replied In a voice
that I tried to make calm and even.
"You want to stay in this apart
ment, because it's a great bargain
and so you choose to believe what
Tom Mason tells you in explanation
Of his presence here. I tell you he
annoyed me. And you reply that
you don't want me to be the sort
of silly woman who thinks every
man wHo looks at her is in love
with her. You dismiss it like that,
"In the name of reason, Anne
what do you want" me to dd? Go
out and fight a duel with Mason?
If this isn't all & ilgment of your
imagination, tell me did anything
happen? For Instance, did Tommy
I felt myself stiffen and solidify
into a mold. I had never been an
grier in all my life, and yet I waa
only cold ley cold.
"No!" I said curtly. "No after
all I can take care of myself which
Is perhaps just as well under the
Jim's answering laugh was ugly.
"A young wife who can take
care of herself doesn't come stroll
ing home at 10 o'clock. You
haven't yet designed to tell me
where you were."
Wearily I realized that now I w&3
not going to ask whose numbs:
Jim had called after he failed to get
me at the canteen. Suddenly all my
jealousy seemed to congeal to lev
indifference, and I didn't even care.
I was tired, miserable and disillu
sioned. Ao I felt for the flrstulmc
since our marrjage a sensation of
separatenes from Jim. Our inter
ests were no longer the same. 1
couldn't tell him of my experience
with Carlotta Sturges nor of my
desire to hslp this girl, who was a.
friend of his sister Virginia's hus
band. "I got half way home and then
I realized that I'd forgotten some
thing." I replied to his question, and
the insistent g&ae with which he
waited for roe to speak. "So I got
off the car and walked back. The
canteen was closed. Then I came
"Well of all the fool thing'
Then ybu wcer tired and peeved be
cause I was not waiting to gra-i
you and you took it out on poor old
Tom!" cried Jim. in a tone of great
"Have It that way if you like. I'm
still very tired unnerved. Would
you mind if I sUyed out here to
night?" I asked.
To B Continued.
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Mistress Well, Mary, I'm aorT
that you want to leave me. What's
Mary remained silent, twiddling
her apron and blushing.
Mistress Speak up. Is it some
Mary (in a burst of confidence)
No, mum please, mum, it's a lanse
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The Story of
W3itX by the Kings of Efrypt.
and extremely popular
among the ladies of ancient
Rome, the earring lost favor until
the gay days of the Stuart period,
after which it again dropped out.
and has now once more regained
The very earliest mention of this
form of decoration is to be found
in the Book of Genesis. Jacob, it
will be remembered, on reaching
Uethel buried certain stiange idols,
among them some earrings belong
ing to hi.-, family.
Doubtless these ornaments were
regarded purely In a propitiatory
light as "amulets or talismans, such
being .still their principal oftice in
the Kast today That they are of
Kastern origin w certain, and among
Orientals, with the ereption of
Greeks and Hebrew . it has aIwa-
been the custom of both sexes to
wear them, while frequently only
one ear was adorned Among other
races, however, earilngs were al
ways worn in pairs, and by the
Excavation has frequently brought
to light statues. Greek, Egyptian.
Assrinn. and Etruscan, to the car-
of which were attached rings of
murelot!h beauty, and rommonly
of two distinct types the earlier
one eonslsting of two halves and
decorated with some animal' head,
as that of a lion or bull: the later
attaclw d to the ear by a hook in the
form of n rosette, witji numerous
pendants bearing delicate figures
a tiny Victory or Eios playing some
In Eg pt the eai rings were of an
extremely Minple c-lmracter, often
merely a ring shaped hook hung
with some bmbolical pendant. They
were, howevei. used in si sacred
senzr being worn by the sovereign
on great occasion, as may be
judged from the massive head upon
the statue of Hameses the Second in
the British Museum, in the ears of
which holes are pierced.
Wonderful workmanship is seen
in the car rings recovered from the
tomb of Greek settlers in the Cri
mea, while the sepulejires of an
cient Etruna have yielded rings not
unlike those found in Grcere. us
ually baddlc-shapcd or decorated
with small enameled figures of
birds, such as cocks, swans, geese,
peacocks, and doves. The Phoenic
ians:, we arc told, used to pierce
the upper part as well as the Iobe
or their cars, inserting plain rings,
from Which depended drop-shaped
pendents or ornamental baskets of
grain. Kings were also attached to
the hair on each side of the head.
Simple enough, but "of priceless
value, were the pearl earrings worn
by Roman ladie3. Early Byzan
tine earrings followed the Roman
cast to a large extent, though us
ually creacent-shaped and richly
ornamented. Earrings were put to
strange uses in tlioso luxurious
times for of Antonla, the wife of
the Roman. Drasus, it is related
that she attached aaluable pair
to her pet lampre
During the Rennaissance period
earrings were fairly popular on the
Continent, as i3 shown b several
well-known portraits of that time.
Eater on Queen Elizabeth was In
the habit of wearing pearl peai
drops, while Mary Queen of Scots
seems also to have possessed a
number of these, judging by the
inventory of her jewelry.
Curiously enough, they were af
fected eevn by the male courtiers .f
the sixteenth and seventeenth cn
turie.s a fashion which see.ns tJ
have been imported" from Spain an I
which mightily shocked the Puri
tans. Uusually only one ear was orna
mented, as in the portrait of the
Earl of Somerset in the National
Gallery. The Duke of Buckingham
was famous for his diamond ear
rings, "while other great men who
followed this mode were Shako
s.pcarc and Sir "Walter Raleigh
The last notable example of men
wearing earrings seems to have
been Charles the I'lrst. who hung
a large pearl in his left ear.
The Confucian Cemetery.
The grne of Confucius, with
those of his descendants of seven-
ty-four generations, which is now
within easy reach by the Tientsln
Pukow railway, is on" of the most
picturesque spots in China. Thi
family cemetery is surrounded by a
wall eight to ten mile in circum
ference. The interior is one vast
grove, trees having been planted
there since the burial of Confucius
tent-flve centuries ago.
Within a mile from the entrance
to the Confucian cemetery is the
Confucian Temple, a .-et of beautiful
Chinese temple buildings, with yel
low glazed tiled roofs amidst a .
prove of ancient cedars. Here "-
also the ancestral hall of the de
scendants of Confucius In close
proximity to the Confucian Temple
is the honje of the only surviving
descendant of Confucius
The Grilla's Thumb.
The gorilla and chimpanzee,
which belong t othe higher order of
apes, although having many points
of resemblance to man. cannot
twiddle their thumbs. In the gorilla
the thumb is short nd does not
reach much beyond the bottom of
the tlrst Joint of the forefinger. It
Is very much restricted In its mov
ments, and the animal can neither
twiddle its thumbs nor trrn them
round so that the tips describe a
circle. There are the same number
of bones in the hand of the gorilla
ns In the hand 0' a man. but the
thumbs of the monkey have no
rcpiratc flexor, or bending muscle.
This It why a monkey alw.is keeps
the thumb on the same side ns the
linger and never bends' It round
any object that may be grasped.
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Piotoa by Underwo4 A Uadtnraod
One of the prettiest frocks
shown in the Spring styles
is this "petal frock," of laven
der and pale blue georgette.
Advice to the
DEAR MISS FAIItFAX
I am a bookkeeper, seven months .
out of business school While there
I took a rest liking to my teacher,
and cannot forget him He was very
good to me. giving: me a great deal of
private help. I thought it was be
cause ot hi kindness to me afid be
tause I saw htm so often that T
thought of him so much But since
1 hae left school he Is constantly In
my thoughts. No matter what I may
be doing. If I clve myself up to
thought, my mind turns to him. -t
night I een rtream of him I hfve
tried very hard to put him out of my
mind, but I cannot do so. and this
make' me very miserable Tou see.
I do not care for bojs In general, and
hic e-y little to do with them, but
thi man seem to hae some mag
netism about him that attracts peo
ple to him. and now I cannot free
mvseif from thii infatuation.
1 am seventeen and do not know
what to do This teTchor does not
know anything at all about this.
Plae advise me n to how I ran
forget him ilf that H possible, which
does not wm so to me
a vnnr miserable giri..
Unfortunately, there Is no magic
means of recovering from an Infatua
tion. But accept my assurance thnt
time will restore to you your com
posure. You arc very young. Accent
all the opportunities you have to
meet other men.
Finds Constancy Tiresome
di:ar miss fur fax
I am engiged to a xnldier who i
now oversejs. I cct t to marrv hiii
lust ns soon as he returns Refore
he left he made ine promise that I
uoulil not so nith other bos.
Now. Miss Fairfax. I h.tp pot
let. but It i' really monotonous i
only keep company ulth girls Vorv
often I am left alone because thev
have appointments with boy. ami I
am unable to ioln them on At count of
my promise, t am sure 1 would never
fall In love with,. an one. but would
liko to entertain a few boys. My
mother would permit me to have them
for supper and to remain evenings .it
our hmire I think thin would b
pleasant nn all Sides, but f do not feel
as If I could break my promise
K F. K
I think it unwise either to ask
or to make a promise of this sort,
but since you did make it, and have
not asked your fiance to release
you I should say you are still bound
He Was a Genius.
Sarasate. the famous violinist,
was once told by a famous critic
that he was. "a genius." Sarasate
frowned and shook his head. "A
genius" he said. "For thirty
'seven years I've practucl four
teen hours a day, find now you call
mo a geniual"
Man With X-Ray Eyes
THE STRANGEST STORY YOU EVER READ.
Just As the Police Chief Goes to Arrest
Juliette She Is Found Murdered in
the Count's Kitchen
By GUY DE TERAMOND.
jruapml of Preceding Cbapten.
Lucten Dtlorme presents letters ot
Introduction to Mrne. Arrfiilln and res
latere at ber boarding bouse. He
makes tbe acquaintance of Mrs. Tank
er?, rich American widow, and a
Guatemalan general. ZJomlnso r
Mrs. Tsnkery. about sixty. carrle
About with her a fortune In Jewels.
Mra. TMnkery Is found dead in her
room mUruered. Af:er an Investtfa
tion Dtlurme'o is suspected. Later De
Iorme's Is raleaaed.
The Baron Plucke meets Delorme
and reveals details of transaction be
intends to carry out.
Meanwhile, tbe fame or tbe rare
Jewels ot the Com to D'Ahaxoll-VUcos
excites considerable comment through
out Paris, and a clever oizanlxation
or thieves, the "A" Band, plots to set
them. They lease an adjoining apart
ment. Detorme comes to sen the Jewels,
which have been offered as security
for a loan, aud to the. surprise of the
comte and his associates announces to
them that tbe safe. supposed to con
tain them is empty. The "A" band de
cide to force an entrance to the safe.
Accomplishing their purpose, they nod
the ault empty of Jewels.
Delorme is seized while at the
comte's apartment and left to die In
the Jewel safe. To avert suspicion bis
clothing is piled on the Qual JaveU
Baron Plucke, financier, seeks aid of
Delorme In solving murder of a rela
tive, the circumstances of which are
almost Identical with the Tankerr
tragedy. The. Maharajah of Poud
huktirrah sends an agent to -Baron
Plucke seeking to borrow 1S 000,000
on the royal Jewels
Burglars break the safe and are
seised with terror when Delorme
springs out. "
Lucien falls In love with Georgette,
one of the assassins, and has another
miraculous escape from death.
"And you are certain of ttilsr
"What will you do?;
"Thnt la ntir rret But it Is In
fallible! Wo shall know her entire
me, x leu you, rvcu iu iiiiuuai se
cret! Ah! It's lucky that
there are women! We should
never capture criminals with
out them. It is always they who.
voluntarily or not, sell them! Come,
I believe we- are on a good track!
Now," he added, "as it is useless m
cause the slightest scandal in your
house, you wMll be kind enough to
call this young woman, and I will
beg her to accompany me In the
auto-taxi which is waiting for me
at your door, with one of my iu
spectors." "Very wellv" replied the comte.
without the quiver of a muscle --n
Rising, he went to the-mantel-piece,
and pressed. the button of the
An instant later Nam entered.
"Is Juliette in?" t r
"I think so, sir."
"Send her here immediately."
"Yes. 11. le Comte."
When he had gone the comte
turned to the police official. -claiming
in a tone of utter conster
nation: "It Is Inconceivable! Juliette a
thief! Juliette in league with an as
sociation of criminals! Juliette
going indiagulse to a moving pic
"Oh." replied IT. Clamart quietly,
"you haven't reached the . end cf
your surprises, the investigation
will doubtless have many others ii
store for us!"
He had scarcely finished speak
ing when Nam rushed In like t
whirlwind. But his features wete
convulsed, and his eyes looked wild.
His hands were shaking, and his
violent emotion almost prevented
him from speaking.
At last he made an effort tq con
trol himself, and stammered:
M. lp Comte Juliette murder
ed '' "
Both men sprang to their feet at
the same moment.
"Where?" asked the detective.
"In the kitchen!"
They both ran after the Hindoo.
The kitchen was at the other end
of the apartment, opening upon a
little cburt yard with a long pas
sage leading to .it.
When the comte and his compan
ion entered, a terrible sight present
Juliette was lying in the middle of
the room, her face toward the
floor, and her arms extended ..i
the rorm of a cross. Between her
shoulders protruded the handle of
a knife, whose blade disappeared
entirely within the vound. and the
blood which had gushed out made
a red pool which was gradually ex
tending over the tiled floor.
While the comte had thrown him
self beside the poor girl, to listen
for the beating of her heart, and the
police official was rapidly examining
the place with a professional eye.
Nam explained in a choked voice:
"She wasn't in the linen room
o I looked for her and coming m
here I found her-so then
I ran at once to tell you!"
"lo down quickly.". M. Clamart
ordered, "and tell my Inspector,
who is waiting in the auto in front
of the house, to come up. Then let
the janitor shut the house door and
allow no one to go out though." he
added, "the murderer must be a
long distance off already!"
Then., turning to the comte. he
"She is dead," murmured the
And he let himself drop into a
chair, making desperate efforts not
to burst into sob3.
Juliette dead everything was
crumbling around him. Juliette
killed by a wretch who had no pity
for her youth and his love. the
sacrifice was beyond his strength,
and his safetv was too dearly bought
at such a price
And he could say nothing! It
was not even possible for him to
abandon himself to his grief, from
the fear ot betraying himself and
he was compelled to look with an
indifferent eye at the body of the
woman he loved, without being able
to press one last kiss upon her
brow, whose warmth still lingered!
"Ah'" sighed the police officer,
shaking his head, "here is our clew
crone: It's a!wty the same thing.
When we think ourseHes near the
gf-al. eervthing crumbles in the
hands. But wha-t an extraordinary
I coincidence it is! At the moment I
was going to arrest this w6raa&,
she la removed. Wouldn't one think
that the murderers had divined my
Then, noticing- his companion's
agitated face, he continued:
"Come, M. le Comte, don't be to
troubled. Nothing Is lost, we'll ar
rest our scoundrels in spite of this!"
"Ah!" replied the other, "I am
discouraged! Ill luck has been de
cidedly too much against me for
some time. The Jewels in my
charge are stolen I go to
a reception and fall into an am
being killed! What more am I
Little Lights la tbe Darkaeaa.
Leaving his Inspector to finish
the Investigations with the aid ot
the Hindoo. M. Clamart took leave
of Comte d'Abaaoll-Vlscosa aad re
turned to his office.
"The comte is right," he mur
mured while his car was carrying
him rapidly through the streets;
"there Is certainly a band of Crimi
nals attacking him. The robbery
of the jewels, the Krakowska af
fair, this morning's murder, seem to
mc to be undoubtedly the work of
the same individuals, for whom I
do not doubt the maid was the
guide, commissioned by them to
watch her employer's acts and
movements. But what I don't
understand is why they should
have killed her. Unless it might
have been done to rid them
selves of a troublesome witness
and, in that case, to have acted at
the exact moment when I Was go
ing to arrest her, shows that they
knew perfectly well my Intention
concerning her. But as I spoke to
no one about the matter, who could
have Informed them so accuratelyT
Did they surmise the cause of my
early visit when they saw me ar
rive with mv inaneetor? Then ther
j had an accomplice close to the vic
tim. In the same house, ana con
stantly on the watch.
After having reflected a Ions
time, as he still found no clue. h
"When we once have a clew. it"
unfortunate to lose it so just at
the critical moment: we shall be
called clumsy again!"
But. just as he was crossing the
tT-itinM nt h!i riffles the door-
keeper, appeared Behind him.
i ne cniei oi .ponce ui ,piuciics.
he satd, "wishes to see M. Clamart
'to make an. urgent communication.
"Show him in!"
And, as the next instant the door
opened upon the official, the chief,
of detectives exclaimed cordially;
"Good-morning. Risdale. what
good wind blows you here?"
"M. Clamart." -replied the visitor,
"I need your insight to unravel a
complicated matter which has Just
occurred In my quarter."
"I was summoned this morning
to Investigate a murder commlted
during the night in the Hotel den
Nouvelles-Hebrldes. Rue des Apenn
nins. We found a man in bed.
his face pressed into his pil
low, and a knife between his shoul
ders. There was no trace of a
struggle or'breaking in. The wait
er told us that the occupant of this
room was a certain Lucien De
M. Clamart, who. while listening,
was signing some papers placed on
lls desk.' started up at this name
and. looking at the speaker, cried;
"What did you say?"
"Lucien Delorme." the other re
peated. "Profession, student. Re
sides at Eu (Lower Seine) accord
ing to the information furnished
by the hotel register."
"It is really he'" murmured 5L
Clamart. between his teeth. "But
go on with your story, Rfsdale."
(TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW.)
Disciplined to Matrimony.
Among the non-Burmese tribes
that live in Burma women are not
thought much of. The Banyak or
Banyaugs. for instance, will not
marry unless they are ordered to
do so. and the prospective bride
groom often has to be dragged to
the bride's house. It Is left, how
ever, to the Was to reach the
depths of ungallantry. for with
them marriage is a question of sale
or exchange. A prepossessing bride
is estimated at a few buffaloes, one
who is ill-favored may be had In
exchange for a pair of fowls or
even a-dog. "
One Woman to Another
By Lucy Kestor
Helen arid I were knitting busily, and
Just talking In a sort of disjointed
manner as the spirit moved us.
"Do you know." said Helen irrel
evantly. "I don't think there is any
thing so tragic to mo as the thought
of my not being personally fresh and
"Well." I replied. "I wish that an
tragedies could be as easily averted.
"Why. what do you mean?" said she.
I lle in horror of it. I think if I
know that I had an odor about me of
perspiration or anything I should
"Nonsense!" I exclaimed. "There U
"Just what, may I ask. Is Amolin
Whv Amolin is a perfectly wonder
ful deodorant. It positively destroys
all odors. I know, because I use it
constantly. I u&e it the very Hrst
thing after coming from my bath,
sprinkle it in my clothes, and In fact,
wouldn't be without It."
Amolin is the personal, ali-rounl
j deodorant, unscented. antiseptic heal
ing mb soouung. ann containing n-
talcum. It can bo put chased at a.l
drug and department stores for ZZc .
for 41 c for a double size tin. Wr.t
the Amo'.n CorcpaAj. Lodi. N. J., for
a tree sampia.
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