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Such Flavory
Sliced Beef!
T HE tenderness of Libby's Sliced
Dried Beef, will delight you—but
• i7 0 !n Wi greatest difference
in the flavor!
Have Libby s Sliced Beef with creamed
sauce today. See how much more tender,
more delicate it is than any other you
have ever tried.
hbby, McNeill & Libby, Chicago
Searchlights in War.
Searchlights are playing a very Im
portant part In the present warfare. In
one instance the Germans on the
heights of the Italian front were blind
ed by the rays of many lights while
the Italian engineers were building
bridges below, working In the dark.
▼hy boy many bottle* of other Vermt
faa»e. when one bottle of Dr. Peery'a "Deaé
•hot'* will act aurely ant promptly T A4r.
There Is electricity In a kiss, says a
scientist. Certainly it can shock.
[The Malaria Mosquito
A mosquito cannot communicate malaria unless
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mosquito will transmit malarial parasites to the
blood of a person and these malarial parasites which
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^wTn. U, MEMPHIS, NO. 26-191«.
Unlucky Man.
Clerk—Please, sir, can I have a
week's holiday?
Employer—What's wrong with you
Clerk—I'm going to get married.
Employer—Now, you were away a
week with influenza, and ten days with
a sprained ankle. I declare there's
always something going wrong with
you, Jones.—Pearson's Weekly.
A man may know a dollar at sight
and still not know its value.
Pennsylvania Women in Business.
More than 100 Arms, partnerships
and individuals doing business In
Pennsylvania under assumed names
have registered the real names of their
owners, and in many cases it has been
found that women were not only man
agers but owners of stores, factories
and other industries.
Thousands upon thousands of women
have kidney and bladder trouble and
never suspect it.
Women's complaints often prove to be
nothing else but kidney trouble, or the
result of kidney or bladder disease.
If the kidneys are not in a healthy
oondition, they may cause the other or
gans to become diseased.
Pain in the back, headache, loss of am
bition, nervousness, are often times symp
toms of kidney trouble.
Don't delay starting treatment. Dr.
Kilmers' Swamp-Root, a physician's pre
scription, obtained at any drug store, may
be just the remedy needed to overcome
such conditions.
Get a medium or large size bottle im
mediately from any drug store.
However, if you wish first to test thi«
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper.—Adv.
Not Worried.
"Why don't you mix In?"
"Those people," said the aloof one,
"are nobodles."
"Maybe so, but when enough nobod
les get together they manage to have
a pretty good time."
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle ol
CASTORIA, that famous old remedy
tor Infants and children, and see that it
Bears the
Signature ofj
In Use for Over 3Ö Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castorfs
Many a flntnt. talker never says the
right thing at trie right time.
When Yocir Eyes Need Care
Try Marioe Eye Remedy
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Tlie Empty
By Fannie Barnett Limky
(Copyright, 191S, by the McClure Newspa
per Syndicat«.)
The little brown car had swung with
a soft humming sound down the
smooth road, a«id its sole occupant
was sitting with her hands in her lap,
looking dreamily out at the landscape
and the rows houses that they
passed. Many a vne passing by on the
sidewalk might have envied the lovely
young woman who sat there, so slen
der and aristocratic, in the little brown
car, but she herself was not even con
scious of tlit> looks, whether envious or
admiring, that were cast in her direc
If, as the poets say, "the eyes are
mirrors of the soul." then it was very
apparent that Elaine Hargrave was
not happy, for the sad, far-away ex
pression on her face told its own story.
As the machine turned the corner of
the street, however, she began to take
more Interest in her surroundings, and
she watched carefully the houses she
Suddenly she leaned forward and
spoke to the chauffeur.
"Stop, Jacques,'' she commanded,
sharply, "at the house 'To Let.' "
The brakes ground sharply, and
Elaine stepped out at once. She
looked again and drew In her breath
quickly. A wave of crimson flooded
her face. The chauffeur wondered at
the sudden order, for they were al
ready late for dinner, and he did not
think that his mistress could possibly
want to look at this empty house.
The glory of a perfect spring day
was over all the out-of-doors. It seemed
a day to tempt anyone to remain in
the open, and drink in to the full the
beauties of bountiful nature, but evi
dently this did not attract the girl,
for she mounted the steps of the house
at once.
She looked around at Jacques after
she had rung the bell. "Wait till I
come out," she said.
A slovenly-looking woman suddenly
appeared in response to her ring. She
was as dusty looking, somehow, as the
house was, and quite as dejected look
ing; but Elaine scarcely saw her as
she spoke;
"I want to see the house," said the
girl. "I suppose I can go in?"
"Well, It's gettln' pretty late, mum,
and I don't think as you'd be seein'
much," replied the old woman.
'Ton can give me your candle," said
Elaine, Quickly, as she slipped a coin
into the not over clean hand, and with
a little gasp, the woman yielded.
The front door was opened and
Elaine went through the pnssage and
glided upstairs like a ghost, the woman
promptly returning to the lower re
gions, whence she had come. Light
ing the dirty candle from a gas jet
burning in the passageway, Elaine went
from one room to another with quick
nervoas haste. Her face was quite
colorless, hut her eyes burned with a
feverish light that made her seein very
different from the brilliant lady of
fashion that most people knew as
Elaine Hargrave. Here she was but a
girl; and face to face with memory, a
memory that was still alive after three
years of bitter struggle—the struggle
of trying to forget.
For today was the third anniversary
of what was to have been Elaine Har
grave's wedding day, but that wedding
never took place; and on the third
anniversary of "what might have
been," as Elaine expressed it herself,
and just home from travels that had
taken her into the faraway corners of
the world, the girl had become pos
sessed with the desire to see the place
that once she had expected to call
She stopped for a moment in her
flitting from room to room and looked
about her. Here, but three short years
before, she had planned to come as a
happy bride, and here she had left the
man she loved after their bitter quar
rel, called him "Puritan" and "Prude
because he would not countenance the
ways of her "set." How empty and
false were the ways of that very same
set, she had come bitterly to realize,
just as in her heart of hearts she had
come to respect all the more the man
who would not bow down to them.
And how empty was her heart as well !
She could see him plainly, if she but
shut her eyes for a moment, as he
stood before her that day so long ago,
so tall and proud and good to look at
She had always taken such pride in his
good looks, all the more so because he
had not belonged to her "set," but had
come to the city unknown, and had
worked up to an enviable position. She
could almost hear again his earnest
voice as he remonstrated with her on
that last fateful day in this house.
"I know that I do not belong to this
'set' that you seem to think so much
of, dear," he said, "and perhaps that
is why I find it so hard to accustom
myself to the things that they do, but
I am certain that I have too much
regard for the woman who is to be my
wife to want to see her follow in the
footsteps of people whose chief aim in
life seems to be to attract the atten
tion of others. You are made for bet
ter things than this, Elaine, dear. Won't
1 you be guided by me in this thing ar..J
give these people up? Please, dear,
for my sake?"
She recalled now how she had flung
away from him, although in her heart
she had known even then that he was
right, hut some perverse spirit seemed
to urge her not to give in; hew she
bad refused to do what he asked of
her, telling her "that she would live
her life without him, and that she real
ized now that it was a mistake to ex
pect an outsider—a plebeian—to un*
derstand the ways of her kind of
people." Even now, after three years,
Elaine still winced as she thought of
those hasty words of hers. How she
must have hurt him—-and all the time
she was hurting herself as well ; ami
he had let her go on without a word
if protest, in the end gravely agreeing
with her, and saying that he would
never ask her to corne back again. And
he hadn't. And they never met nor
Elaine's eyes were opened now, hut
of course It was far too late to give in
and acknowledge herself in the wrong.
Three years of time had rolled be
tween them, the bar of passionate
words on either side keeping them
She started once more on her pil
grimage through the rooms. First
the dining room, with the familiar pa
per, which she licrself had selected.
He had not been so well-off then, and
had insisted upon living in the style
that his own earnings would entitle
them to—but he had worked hard to
give her as many ns possible of the
luxuries that she had been accus
tomed to.
"So small a thing to moan so large
a loss," murmured the girl to herself.
She had read those words somewhere,
and now they came into her inind. She
stood for a time looking out through
the clouded windows. Great tears
welled up In her eyes and poured down
over her faee—as If the barriers were
suddenly let down to allow tides of
memory to flow In and engulf her.
She had never allowed herself to
think In this way before* but the spirit
of love seemed to have come back to
the dusty little room from which he
had flown three yenrs before. For her
time passed unheeded.
Darkness fell. Outside, James felt
very cross. The Idea of anyone spend
ing so much time looking at an empty
house! He folded his arms and went
half asleep. Down In the basement,
the care-taker, having finished her
supper, came up, and, forgetting all
about her visitor, or. thinking that she
had surely gone away long ago, closed
the door and went home.
And Elaine dreamed on—for how
long, she knew not. But suddenly she
awoke to reality with a start, to no
tice that it had grown very dark out
side. and that there were footsteps
coming through the hall. Then came
the sound of a voice that seemed fa
Hold the light low there, please. I
wish to see all the rooms. There,
thank you ; that's better."
Elaine had crept to the door, and
was listening with a white face. She
had a glimpse of the two men as they
passed the door — one, evidently the
night watchman, holding the lamp, and
the other, the man she had sent awaj
three years before.
"So he, too, has not forgotten,"
thought Elaine, bitterly.
She wondered if she should speak—
make her presence known — hut each
time she tried to her courage failed
her. She looked again. Yes, there he
was! Standing in front of the open
fireplace. Once more she peered
through the open door. "How changed
he was," she said to herself. "How
im»h older and grayer."
Her face was still wet with the
traces of her recent tears, hut she did
not even know it ns she went up ami
tapped gently on the wall between the
two rooms. n<> turned round suddenly
with a great start. Then he came to
the door and opened it wider. Elaine
walked into the room.
All the light from the lamp seemed
to shine on the slender figure, standing
there so erect and proud. The girl's
face was white nnd strained, but her
blue eyes shone like twin stars. The
roan started hack with a little cry of
unutterable astonishment.
"Elaine! Good God!"
"Listen," she said softly, her hands
outstretched. "Let me humble myself
while I can. I need you, Richard—I
want you—you and the little house."
"Elaine—Elaine—" The man oould
but whisper her name, for the sudden
sight of her seemed to have dazed him.
"Elaine—why did you come?"
Quite suddenly all the fear nnd pride
seemed to die out of the girl's heart.
"Because I loved you," she whispered
softly. "Because in the old empty
house I eame to understand that I
could never he happy without you.
When I stood in the little room that
we had planned together"—her voice
broke—"Richard, forgive me—"
She was in his arms, sobbing out
the words she could not speak, and his
arms were around her as he murmur
ed : "It's for you to forgive me, dear
est. My little girl ! And I thought that
you did not care!"
She clung to him, even as he held
her, as he kissed lip and brow and hair.
He could not let her go. He would
never let her go again. "My dearest,"
he whispered, "not for long will it be
ihe Empty House."
His Choice of Professions.
A rich New Yorker decided that his
indolent son must go to work.
The father acquired his wealth by
hunting for oil in Kentucky and is
self-made. In his ultimatum to the
leisure-loving son, he told him to huve
on his desk tljp next morning the pro
fessions he would like to follow—and
the father would select the one for
which he thought the eon best euited.
Here Is the list the son turned in:
Hammock demonstrntor. Night
watchman at police headquarters.
Floorwalker in a bird store. Head
waiter in the Automat. Director of
the vacation bureau at Sing Sing.
Ringmaster at a merry-go-round. Win
dow cleaner in Grant's tomb, aod
cheer leader in the UaU ftf Cemtx
WE +
T 11 the New England Bulletin of the
American Rod Cross there is a splen
did review of its work during the past
year from which tlie following is an
extract under the title of ''The Humau
"The American Red Gross recognizes
that our first duty for humanity in this
war is 1 lie protection of our soldiers
in France. It recognizes also that this
duty lies with tlie United States gov
ernment and that the government is
responsible for it. As a supplement
ary relief organization the Red Cro>s
stands ready to co-operate with the
government in this work, and to put
its organization, money and supplies
into service at the call of the Ameri
can army whenever and wherever they
can be of use. Fully realizing tlie dis
advantages that are always met iu a
foreign country, and with the view of
keeping our soldiers in touch with
things American, the Red Cross beginn
at the port of landing in France by
establishing rest stations. These rest
«tâtions extend inland toward the
camps and are located in a series at
Junction pointa and railroad stations
where the soldiers are required to
wait for train connections.
"Chief work of the American Red
Cross in helping care for wounded sol
diers lies in its co-operation with the
government in supplying an efficient
nursing service; in assisting (he Army
Medical corps in cases of emergency,
ami in furnishing materials for hos
pitals. There were on March 1. 11*18,
more than twenty-three hundred Amer
ican Red Cross nurses employed in
base hospitals and in the French mili
tary hospitals throughout the republic.
The total number of hospitals of va
rious sorts in the French republic ex
ceeds five thousand, and more than
half of these are receiving all or part
of thgr medical and surgical supplies
from the American Red Cross.
"The re-education of mutilated sol
i m
Women are swarming into new ac- :
tlvitles to meet the needs of industry
and to release men for service at the ;
front. These war times call upon |
every individual to do some kind of
work, excusing only the very old or;
the very young from active service. !
And women are acquitting themselvea j
like men. They are getting down to
business in uniforms scientifically de- ;
signed to meet the requirements of the ;
various kinds of work they have un
dertaken to do, and to meet their own 1
sense of fitness. Many a smart uni- j
form proclaims that its wearer is do- ,
ing her bit by discharging the duties j
of some man who is "over there"—or ;
or the way.
For the factory or farm or garden !
there are overettes and service suits j
like those shown In the picture. They j
prove to be Immensely convenient for ;
Bouse work, and for outings in the j
woods or mountains there is nothing ;
eo comfortable and satisfactory as the I
service suit. For tramping, climbing j
and fishing it haH any outfit that in
cludes a skirt discredited: there is no j
comparison between them for eonven- I
For work that does not demand ;
breeches or bifurcated skirts there is
diers is being carried on jointly by th«
French government and the American
Red «'ross. There are between fifty
and sixty schools of various kinds foi
ibis work. The Red Cross lias provid
ed more than six hundred mutilated
soldiers with artificial legs of the best
type, and has established a factory
near I'aris where artificial limbs are
manufactured. By arranging for con
suit at i<m between the surgeon and the
mantifa« turer. the Red Cross has-been
utile to secure the best possible treat
ment for each case.
Witli tin- wanton destruction of
homes by the German army and the
uprooting of the population in the dev
astated regions, the home as an in
stitution in France Is in peril. Real
izing tliis condition, the Red Cross is
endeavoring to keep the soldiers"
homes intact ; to find homes for the
outcast children who have neither
homes nor parents, and to help the
i refugees and repatries to find a glace
to live until they shall be able to re
■ build their homes,
j ''The most telling wr.rl: of tin* Red
i « 'ross in France, ns far ns helping to
win the war goes, is the care of the
! families of the French soldiers. The
• Red Cross Is giving to the needy fam
! Hies of these French soldiers supplies
! and money, according to their needs.
"When the Gernnfn army invaded
1 France, hundreds of thousands of
; French people were driven from their
homes and are now scattered through
out the republic. These people are
known as refugees. The number has
increased, of course, for various rea
sons until now there are more than 1.*
200,000, embracing all classes tyid ages,
except able-bodied men. There are ap
proximately 500,000 refugees in Paris
"The housing of these people, is one
of the greatest problems of the French
government. The American Red Cross
is co-operating with the French govern«
ment iu this work."
a service suit like this except that 11
lias a skirt. All these suits are mad*
of Warren Jean material In khaki
color. Caps and hats to match an
made to be worn with them. j
Smart society women who have ded
icated their cars and services to th*
government have donned a tunic ui»J
form for driving them. Girls who
replacing young men as ushers in
theaters are uniformed in spirited c|
and breeches suits with puttees
dashing little caps. Women serv
In canteens like to be uniformed,
Cross workers don cap und apron
erywhere the service garment is
as a proud badge of duty fulfilled
Cheerful Looking Umbrellas
Why should we look dull on u
day? We can be chqprful-k
even to our umbrella now, for tt
ored silk umbrella for rain or st]
to be popular this summer. Thij
binatlon umbrella and parasol
protection from sun and showed
Some of these umbrellns havi
tips and ferrules to match the

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