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.-mrarsns-ni7i.i^JaiH?^sa®k4<<£a DOLLY-ETTES It’s precious hard when she’s EIGHTEEN to tell whether she’s a PEACH or a—PARROT. y DOLLY-ETTES I There’s many a Slip be tween a SUMMER FLIRTA TION and a WEDDING 1 TRIP. When the WOman's Standard Is Tanhauser and Mans Standard Is Anheuser "■ ■■■■ ■ _ • . A ‘‘certain man" whom we will call "Mr. Nameless.” because his wife doesn't like the family to appear in any part of the paper except the "society column,” has led a very dreary existence ever since his marriage. How do I know? Walt! Listen! And I'll tell you. The only diversions that have been per mitted him since he signed away his •'bachelbr privlleftes" of making up his own mind, have been musical concerts and Shakespearean drama, the two of which are only occasionally presented in •Birmingham. He did have the pleasure of going to Brand opera in a certain neighboring city, but even so, the only thing he was In terested In was the flirtatious little Span ish prlma donna. Mademoiselle Bori, and on the occasions when she sang his wife asked him to let her use his ticket for those performances for a maiden aunt vrho lived In that city and waited to go. So Even then he was cut off from the only pleasure that grand opera might have af forded him. Of course, he had to go to all the others—"Cyrano," ‘•Giaconda,” "Aida" and "Tanhauser.1’ all of which bored him to a frazzle. He became, under his “wife's uplifting influence," ashamed of himself, because his tastes had . run so low, but at the same time he couldn't help pitying her, 'because she didn't feel a thrill when George Cohan danced about the stage on his ear and Gertrude Hoffman “Salomed" about clad in sunshine and climate. He even felt sorry, that although the 'uplifting influence'' he was married to, had tried to cultivate and elevate his taste, he :*1ll remembered with keen de light how fascinated he had been when l.ew Doekstader “called the hoops” to him, and Honey Boy Evans monologued ...... until he nearly split his sides laughing at his antics. lie still secreted!)- adored the posters of the burlesque shows at the 10, 20. 30 cent places, and he lovell "Meller-Drammer," where “gun play" was the chief attrac tion. Me regarde* Shakespeare as a jmst is sue, to be kept on the top shelf of the bookcase, out of the dust and the high faintin' musicians as apropos only to Bos ton and towns of like culture. Of course this was all before he was married. Now— Everybody knows that a “change" does a person a lot of good and in due course of time the "uplifting influences" and her “highbrow" sister (who lived with them because hubby couldn't help him self) went away for a few weeks' rest. "Hubby" for a couple of nights read and carried out his daily routine, because he'd grown so used to it that he didn't know When er MAN Has er! Birth-day he teks er DAY off, but when er ’OMAN has a Birth-day she teks er YEAR off. Yassum! what else to do, but suddenly one even ing after he'd been pouring over "Some body or Other" on the "Companionship of Books," decided that a "change'' might do him good also. The "fall from grace" was so sudden that he had even forgotten what time the theatres opened, but' he ' got a move" on him and got there just in time to get 1 seat in the "bald headed row." The next morning he wired the "uplift ing influence'' that she needn't hurry back, as it was beastly hot and he was sure the rest would do her good. The subtle undertow of happiness In tlie "lettergram'' awakened the suspicions if the ' uplifting influence," and her high brow" sister, and in consequence lie board bill at the hostelry was paid, ;he trunks packed and the Pullman reser vations made for the next train. When the train arrived "hubby'' was rot at home—the hour being about 9:30 l. m. The ' uplifting influence’’ and the "high brow" sister crawled back into the taxi, as they couldn't get In the house, and started out to look for him. "Of course he’s at Mr. So-and-So's (mentioning one of the most erudite scholars in town) spending the evening with him in his wonderful library, reading some improving book or scientific essay, suggested the "lvigh brow” sister. But— He was not there. "Of course, there was nothing at the theatres except light musical comedy at this season and he nad no taste for such things," commented the "uplifting in fluence." The taxi sped on—and Anally they said they'd go home. Close onto the "witching hour," as they turned in the direction of home, they saw great crowds of people coming out of one of the popdlar show places, over the door of which read: "EDNA, THE PRETTY TYPEWRITER.” And In the crowd .whA should they spy * but “hubby?” Gay and light of heart, debonair and youthful as a debutante, be sauntered forth, only to be met at the curb, by the two unexpected arrivals—the “uplifting influence” and the “high brow” sister. They dragged him home and later when the “uplifting Influence” was ransacking his coat pockets she hauled out checks from the different theatres and pro grammes bearing such titles as “Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model,” “Dora Thorne,” “Married in Haste, Repented at Leisure," and many other similar ti tles. t Since then poor “hubby” is being “dis ciplined, •• all over again. The moral of this little “Fable ette" is— “When the woman’s standard is Tan hauser, and the man’s standard is An* beuser, it’s mighty hard to reach a happy medium. “THE WOMAN OF THE TWILIGHT" By Marali Ellis Ryan. Illustrated. A. C. McClurg & Co., publishers, Chicago. When Marah Ellis Ryan’s beautiful story, "Told In the Hills,’’ was published many years ago, the literal world saw then a writer of talent—young, ambitious and enthusiastic. Following her career up to the present moment, when she has presented her latest book, "The Woman of the Twi light," it may be safely said that she has broadened her scope, her power, and learned much from the busy world, culled here and there a helpful hint and con cent r&ted it all in the writing of this Wonderful story. The theme chosen Is not unfamiliar— that of the man and the woman defying the conventionalities and seeking happi ness outside the beaten path. .The story is written with a fascination that is compelling in the extreme, taking character by character and infesting each with a rare Insight into human nature— given only to the elect as It were. The scene Is laid near Lugans, in the old San Juan Mission, and the heroine of the story is introduced in a most spec tacular manner, a wild ride across the country, ending with the fording of a flooded river, being the accessories. The environment is changed when the New England coast is made, the scene of the liext portion of the story which creates a totally different atmosphere thereafter. Monica Wayne, the heroine, Is a pecu liar character in many ways, very appeal ing in her earnestness, her firm convic tions and her flaming indignation against certain unjusk laws (as she thinks;, pre pares the way for the denouement of the story In a way that wins the sympathy of many readers-those who are not tob strict in their ideas of conventionalities. Monica and her lover. .Sargent, arc in tense characters, as well as several of the minor characters which the author lias 'delineated very skillfully, particularly Nell Mitford. "The Woman of the Twilight" is a very clever and readable book and will no doubt be reckoned among the "best sell ers” of the year. "DESERT GOLD." By Zane Grey, illustrated. Harper Broth ers, publishers, New York. For the first time the tense spirit of that fighting ground on the wild border land of the Arizona-Mexico frontier lias Them With The (Rhine Prescription This prescription for the removal of freckles was written by a prominent physician and is usually so successful in rlfmovlng freckles and giving a clear, beautiful complexion that it is sold by your druggiHt under an absolute guar antee to refund tlie money if it fails. Don’t hide your freckles under a veil; get ari ounce of othine and remove them. Even the first few applications should show a wonderful improvement. Some of the lighter freckles vanishing entirely. Be sure to ask the druggist for the double strength othine; it i« his that (old on the money-back guarantee. been painted in the slowing words of a moving romance. A face haunted Cameron—a woman's face. It was there In the white heart of the dying camp-tire: It was living in the shadows that hovered over the flickering light: tt drifted in the darkness beyond.'' As you see, romance glows In this head long adventure on the Arizona-Mexico frontier. Some splendid horses, too. Most of the papers say It's better even than Zane Grey's "Riders of the Purple Sage' or "The Heritage of the Desert." In any event- "Desert Gold is one of the most entertaining and delightful books that lias been published this season and tt should not be missed by anyone who loves a story thrilling and dashing from start to finish. "MB. IN’gy.ESIDE.” By E. V. Lucas. Tin* Macmillan Com ically, publishers, New York. As a writer of fiction E. V. Lucas stands fully revealed. He is an intellectual and amusing ob server of life's foibles and he jots down his impressions in a very clever manner. In "Mr. Ingleside" he has written a story of high excellence. Individual and entertaining. With Its quiet calm reflec tion, Its humorous Interpretation of life and its delightful situations and scenes it reminds one of the literary excursions and charms of the leaders of the eaTly Victorian era. “HIS LOVE STORY.” By Marie Van Vorst. Illustrated with si:: pictures In color. Bv Howard Chandler Christy. The Bohbs, Merrill Company. publishers. Indianapolis. Mingling the tender feeling of a French idyl with the stern resolve of a frontier drama, Marie Van Vorst has made this a fascinating, colorful little tale of love and adventure. It is pure romance, hut It Is told with such sincerity, delicacy and feeling that It does not seem at all incrtgllble. To give a notion of its charm and its appeal one must really resort to the worn method of comparison, and even then one is doubtful whether a satisfactor\ idea of its real beauty, Its pathos and sentiment, and the utter loveliness of it all, can be fully conveyed. To say that when one reads "His Love Story" he is instinctively—instantaneous ly— reminded of those delightful peasant amt animal tales of Oulda at her best, is indeed a high tribute, yet even this seems hardly sufficient to describe Marie Van Vorst s charming novelette. There is something In it that grips the heart just as the big. powerful stories that deal with life in a big way, There is a simplicity, a directness, a tenderness about the manner of the nar rative that transmits some of the best flavor of the French prose. It is so ord inal all the way through that it is bound to be taking. Marie Van Vorst has sifrceeded where numbers have failed—she has made an animal the real hero of her book with out overdrawing the situation or over taxing the Imagination of the reader. Pltchoune, a spunky little Irish terrier, j with an eccentric limp, the greatest de votion. and almost human Intelligence— i ■ v It is we follow tirelessly throughout [ the book. For Pltchoune is a real dog. | He has a marked character and stands out among his peers because of his dis i tinctive personality, and ids unquestion able. delightful charm. The story centci’s about the love af fair of a sturdy young captain of the F rench army and a beautiful, courageous, thoroughbred American girl. While visit ing her aunt—the Marquis rle Mille Fleurs, the wife of an old French aristocrat, who! lias almost forgotten she ever was a De Puyster of Schenectady—at her estate in the flowery village of Tarascon in the sunny Midi <>f France, the girl meets the young officer-. They fall in love at sight, hut before the young captain can ply his troth, he is called away to take part in a campaign against the insurreeting natives in Algiers. He leaves Pitchoune with the girl, but dissatisfied and lonely, the little animal takes advantage of the first opportunity to run away. Straight for the coast he goes and never rests until, lie, by chance of course, again joins his master. lie follows him through the skirmish and battle, encouraging* him with his snappy little bark and his affectionate caresses. During an attack the young of ficer is wounded and left for dead o.i the battlefield. But thanks to Pitchoune he is cared for In a native village by an aged fellaheen. The girl back in France re ceives a report of her lover’s death. She doubts its truth and disregards the prof fers of titled suitors, abandons ease and luxury and embarks on a perilous expedi tion to search for him. Agr/ln, thanks to the faithful terrier and a caravaneer, she finds 1dm and all ends happily. But the note of pathos, the tenderness with which the whole tale is unfolded, rings true and touches tlie heart. Few will fail to find their eyes bedewed at the telling of the little dog's rescue from death through the tender offices of young captain; at his suffering from the separation ordered by the army bureau; at his almost miraculous pursuit of his master from the village of Tarascon and on board ship at Marseilles; at his bring ing succor to the soldier lying wounded and dying on the great Sahara. ‘TH.E MAXWELL MYBTERY.” By Carolyn Wells. .1. B. Blppincott Com pany. publishers, Philadelphia. Carolyn W who has written some of the cleverest verses as well as short stories and • skits” for the various mag azines. besides one or two exceedingly attractive novels, again makes her per sonality and her pen most versatile when she tells in her own inimitable way the story of ‘The Maxwell Mystery.” Given a perfectly good h-Aise party and a big dance one evening tvncl the host and one of his guests—a beautiful girl— both shot. The man Is dead, with a bullet through his heart, and the girl, with whom he Is desperately In love, lying by his side with the pistol in her hand. Of course you’d imagine the girl had done the shooting, but wait. A few days before some one had heard Irene Gardener, anotlu I girl very much in love with the man who was shot, sav to a party of friends: ••T really believe if the motive were strong enough, 1 mean if it were one of the elemental motives like love, jealousy, Better Than Spanking Spanking does not cure children of bed wetting. There is a constitutional cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Sum send free to any mother her successful home treatment, with full Instructions. Send no money, but write her today if triers. Fox W, Notre Dame, Ind.. will your children trouble you in this way. Don't blame the child, the chances are it can't help it. This treatment also cures adults and aged people troubled with urine difficulties by day or a^ht. o'" revenue. ! could kill a human being without hesitation.” Perhaps you'd think she had something tu do with It—wouldn't you? Anyway, at the trial there was a grand mix-up. the girl who was shot being ter ribly rattled when she gave her testi mony and the whole thing appearing as though she '.ould have to answer for the murder, until— Well, that would be telling and you wouldn't he interested in reading the story, so just pick it up the first chance you get and see if you don't think Miss Wells has done a capital piece of work in "The Maxwell Mystery.” “TACKLING MATRIMONY.” By George Lee Burton. Illu 1 rated. Har per Brothers, publishers, New York. “Tackling Matrimony,” by George Lee Burton, Is more of a treatise on a cer tain question than it is a novel—although love is at the bottom of the whole story. The question is just this: Is it better when two people are in love with each other to wait until they can aC*ord a big, showy wading, and a lot of fusLs and feathers, and keep up a grand appearance afterwards, or to marry right away on a small income and lead the simple life and make no pretences? "Tackling Matrimony” tells of a couple who chose the latter and lived within moderate means, and made u great suc cess of their married life, whereas other couples “tackled matrimony" on the more amibtious scale and ultimately found that there was not half as much happiness In it for them. “SABOTAGE.” By Emile Pouger. Translated from the French, with an introduction by Arthur M. Giovannitti. Charles K. Kerr & Co., Chicago. • In his introduction to “Sabotage,” Al lure M. Giovannitti. the trxnslator of Emile Pouget's book, says: “What then is Sabotage? Sabotage is: A. Any conscious and willful on the pgft of one or more workers intended to slacken and reduce the outTlit of produc tion in the industrial field, or to restrict trade and reduce the profits V the com mercial field, in ordr*- to secure from their employers better conditions or to enforce those promised or maintain those already prevailing, when no other way of redress is open. „ B. Any skillful operation on the ma chinery of production intended not to de stroy it or permanently render it defec tive, but only to temporarily disable It ^nd to put it out of running condition in order to make impossible the work of scabs and thus to secure the complete anti real stoppoge of work during a strike. Whether you agfee or not, Sabotage Is this and nothing but this. Tt is not de structive. It has nothing to do with vio lence. neither to life nor to propertv. it is nothing more or less than the chloro forming of the organism of production, the "knock-out drops” to, put to sleep and out of harm’s way the ogres of steel and VERA NOKTO ! The author of “A Mere Woman” fire that watch and multiply the treasures I of King Capital. In half a dozen chapters Mr. Pouget gives his views on the "The Origin of Sabotage." "The Labor Market" and other questions, winding up with "Prole tarian Sabotage and Capitalistic Sabot age." "HEALING INFLUENCES." By. Leander Edmund Whipple. The American School of Metaphysics, pub lishers, New' York. Leander Edmund Whipple, in his "Heal ing Influences," explains the nature of his work in a preface, in which lie says: "Prominent amohg the subjects of hu man life that are constantly occupying the attention of thinking persons every where. is the matter of health. In this all are deeply interested all of the time, either for themselves or for suffering rel atives or friends, and sometimes both. "The thinking engendered by trouble some and often desperate circumstances has resulted in many expedients for need ed relief that too often has not been ob tained through the usual scientific: or scholastic means, howsoever thoroughly these may have been tried and relied upon upon with confidence. These fail ures have driven to desperation l&i&e numbers who have felt certain that there should and must be legitimate means of reducing suffering and saving lives. The result of this thinking has shown forth in many theories about sickness and its cure and the establishing of various methods of healing effort. These vary widely, both in theory and result, and consequently in usefulness; and while ail may be good to an extent, It would seem that there must be among them some superior ground §f action and ef fort which, if properly understood, should yield results more reliable than those obtained by the average experi mental system. To aid in determining this question has been the aim and pur pose of writing this little book. "Nearly all the advanced methods of re lieving sickness and the troubles of per sonal life relate, more or less directly, to the (derations of the mind. "The explanations given are not the re sult of theoretical speculation alone, but are the outcome of 30 years of studious attention given to the subject, supple mented by an almost constant application of the principles in their adaptations to the affairs of life. In this way and for these reasons, the statements made from time to time in these pages are known to be true and consequently useful in human life. It Is only a matter of unprejudiced tliought and careful investigation of the ideas presented, to become convinced of their utility and practical value In times of trouble. With these few- explanations the little work is hopefully sent forward on its mis sion of possible helpfulness." "POEMS." By Hyde Fowlkes. The Cosmopolitan Press, publishers, New York. In a little volume containing about 35 "poems" from the pen of Hyde Fowlkes, the lover of poetry has a collection of most charming verses to select from. All subjects come under the writer’s Im SorphO Within Ten Day* l>y Our New Painless Method Only Sanitarium lu the World Giving I iicoiidlttonul Guarantee Our guarantee means something. Not one dollar need be paid until a satisfac tory cure has been effected. We control completely the usual withdrawal symp toms. No extreme nervousness, aching limbs, or loss of sleep. Patients unable to visit sanitarium can be treated privately at home. References: Union Bank & Trust Co., the American National Bank, or any citizen of Lebanon. Write for Free Booklet No. 30. Address. t l MHEHLAN D SANITARIUM F. J. Sander*, Mgr. Lebanon* Teoa. agination and among the moat appeal ing is THE LAST LETTER (Dear Ida) A fragile, seared, faded thing, It rustles ’neatb my Unger’s haste; My heart, a heavy lump, is still, For tis her letter—'tis her last. Life's changes bore us leagues apart, Who once around one fireside grew, But letters came and kept the bond Of heart and thought and knowledge true. For years they came, all prompt and glad, Rounded and full and clear, the hand— And then they lagged; and scant and few, In feebly traced, uncertain strand. And well t lfnew the hand that traced Was faltering like the lines that came. And saw In each that feeblei; grew, The flicker of life's falling flame. And yeU so loyal was that heart. It st4n compelled the flagging frame. E’en until this did duly come And then, alas, no other came! They wrote me she was gone, hut ah! Such words sank not into my heart, It could not be, for still to me. ’Twas only we were leagues apart. But days roll by, and weeks, and years— The shadowy truth so dark and dumb Grows heavier as 1 hopeless mark That now no more the letters come. OTHER BOOKS RECEIVED (REVIEWS LATER.) “KEREN OF LOWBOLE." By Una L. * Silberrad. George M. Doran Company, publishers, Ne\v York. “RECEIVING EVIDENCE: AN OLD FASHIONED ROMANCE." By K. Frank fort Moore. George H. Doran Company, publishers. New York. Burdensome Names The most burdensome names ever bestowed on a child was that given by Arthur Pepper, a laundryman of West Derby, Liverpool, to his daughter. oorn%in Decemebr. 1882. It comprised one name for every letter of th: alpha bet. and was certainly Ingenious In its way, running: Anna Bertha Cecilia Di ana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez Jane Kate Louise Maud Nora Ophelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophon Yetty Zeno. P. of course, was provided in the sur name, Pepper, says Til-Bits. Hundreds of examples of this poor form of parental wit occur in the en tries for the past ft -v years. Noah's Ark Smith, Sardine Box, Jolly Death. Judas Iscariot Brown, One-too-Many Johnson. Not-Wanted Smith, Bovril Simpson, Merry Christmas Figgett, Odious Heaten. Anno Oomlni Davis, are the names of children probably living who will have to bear them through life, unless they wash themselves clean with subterfuge. How can such chil dren observe the fifth commandment? Tfiere was for a long time a curiosity in nomenclature on the Australian pen sion list. His name was “Through-i much-tribulation-v«- enter - lh * - King- j horn-of-Heaven Smith.” The officials j of the pension department very par- : don aid y abbreviated him into ‘ Tribby Smith.” Has any diligent student of our pension list discovered anything i that caps this? i It is not surprising that the name* of Dickens’ characters—odd though tlp y are—should he found in real life. . for it was from life that many of then'1. , were taken. Some, as we ‘know, were ! copied from the names over* shop doors, j etc., but this was not thrt novelist’s i only source of selection. Among his . papers John Foster found caref\tll;, j drawn up lists of names, with the source from which he obtained them, and the longest lists were those drawn from the “Privy Council Educational Lists." Some of the names thus noted are too extravagant for nriything hut sreality—Jolly .Stick. Bill Marigold, George Muzzle, William \V4iy. Robert Gospel, Rabin, Scrub bam—.jbumu ■ sacks. Catherine Two. Sophia Dooms day, Rosetta Dust. Sally Gimblct! For quaint surnames one should search the records of Northumberland. Hr. A. <3. Bradley has made it collec tion of soiiie of these Nortiiumbian patronrfriicN. Ho is writing of the , limes of the border raids, and there ' was Robert Unthank in those days. Among others, too, we find the name of Adam Aydrunken. who “upset bis boat In the Tyne, and accidentally drowned his wife, Beatrice." “Cecilia, the wife of John Unkuthman (uneouthman), cut her throat with a razor.” The inci dent requires no explanation. “Anoth er unfortunate person figures as Adam wit h-t lie-nose." Easily E <•)? i ned From tiie Philadelphia Telegraph. Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkan- ~ sas told one the other day in demonstrate ng that the kid is always there with an ?asy explanation. Some time ago a fish and game warden saw a small boy fishing on the hank of a lake -and lie rambled over. The boy, willingly produced, and the warden saw only catfish, perch and other species that came within the law. A few ^ards away, however, he found a large black bass on a string that was weighted down with a stop/*. “Look here, boy!” sternly cried the offi cial. "what are you doing with*this bass?" “That’s all right, mister,” was the ready ** response of the boy. "He’s bean takin’ my bait all the mornin'. so I just tied him up there until I got through flailin'.’* MOTHER $0 POORLY Could Hardly Care for Chil dren — Finds Health in Lydia E. Pinkham’s Veg etable Compound. Bovina Center, N. Y. — “ For six years I have not had as good health as I have uuvv. a naci yuj young when my first baby was born and my health was very bad after that. [ was not regular and I had pains in my back and was so poorly that I could hardly take care of my two children. I doctored with sev eral doctors but got no oeiier. iney coiu me mere was no help wi thout an operation. I have used Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com pound and it has helped me wonderfully. I do most of my own work now and taKa care of my children. I recommend ybur remedies to all suffering women.” — Mrs. Willard A. Graham, Care of Elsworth Tuttle, Bovina Center, N. Y. Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com pound, made from native roots and herbs, contains no narcotics or harmful drugs, and today holds the record of being the most successful remedy we know for woman’s ills. If you need such a medicine why don’t you try it ? If you have the slightest doubt that Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegeta* hie Compound will help vou,write to Lydia E.Pinkliam MeirlicIneCo. read and answered by a woman, and held in strict confidence.