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By LESTER TH0MA8.
(Copyright, 1917, by tho McClure
Newspaper Syndicate.)
( E^- p VER since Grace could remember
K h Miss Faith Butterlck had lived In
R. *?i' the little brown house at the loot
g? ot the hill. At one time before the war
' ' J*U'- ?U?1? ATI
frj&r It had been tne DiacKBumuo OiAuy vu .
Kp '' the old Marbary estate, but Sam But[H
terlck, Miss Faith's father, had remodR>
X > eled It, putting a funny little gingerjf;r
bread porch In front, and scalloped
edges along the roof. Here Miss Faith
||. had lived ever since his death, conduct|K...
lng a genteel home bakery. Here the
k?. Ladles' Aid society met at stated interIK
v ' vals, and the local Temperance Union
vBfc ' / held Its monthly rallies.
'{.' Grace had stopped at the house on
her walk up from the village to make
IB? her usual outburst aaginst fate and
also to busy some of Miss Faith's
'm'" whipped cream cake to take home to
igjl the colonel.
Bp "I think it's perfectly terrible," she
p said, perching on the arm of the red
p, rocking chair, near the sunny bay wln.
dow, "for the elder to deal In horses. I
know perfectly well that last Sunday
after church he told young Lem Robbins
that he'd buy that sorrel mare of
his, and Inside of two days he'd sold
her to old M rs. Newell and made twenty-five
dollars. It Isn't respectable.
Dad says that it he wants to be a horse
J "n V?f? inh
1/ trader ne nau ueiix-i biv? uj,
as elder What do you thick, Misa
Faith?"
Miss Faith bent over a black iron
doughnut kottle, and deftly took out
some browned dainties,
"Well, I don't know," she answered.
. "I don't think he had any right to trade
on the Lord's day. Horse swapping
always did seem to me kind of grownup
boys' play. He's a real good man,
and there ain't nothing against him
that I know of. The only thing Is, ever
?' since he was a boy he's done just as he
V / pleased, and nobody to say him nay.
H It's good for every one to obey, morb
or less."
"Did you know him when he was a
boy?" asked Grace eagorly. "Dad says
he was awfully good looking. Even
& how, I think he Is, with that Iron-gray.
?*// curly hair, and the brown eyos with
a twinkle In them. It'B queer he's never
married. Do you believe what they
\ say about him and Lillah Thompson?"
"I don't listen to gossip." answered
Miss Faith, dollcately, but, all the
^ ' same, after Grace had gone away with |
her cream cake she thought of what:
5 she had said. A light woman is labeled,1
k'.! oven In a rural community. Lillah i
Thompson had incurred the anger and I
Indignation of the women for miles j
I v around.
[Js f . Not only had the elder betrayed Interest
in her at variouB times, but ho
. jS had taken her out riding, which was a!7}
most equal to an open declaration in
i the eyes of Walpole Center. Faith
| stopped cooking as the front doorbell
tinkled lightly announcing a customer
y In Iter tiny shop. Before answering this
, summons she put on a white apron and
y pinned up a few curls which cooking
over the fire had disarranged,
i ' It was David. Dressed in his suit of
corduroys, lilgh brown shoes laced to
his knees, and a brown slouch hat, he
'! looked more like the boy she had
known than the cider of Bethany
church.
v*,' Also, there was almost a roguish
'I \J<CONFESSIONS
Agfain I have had it brought homol
! to me that we have not progressed I
very far from a barbaric state in re-1
gard to our ceremonies over and dls-|
position of our dead.
Dear Mrs. Selwin, notwithstanding
she had always had a good deal of
money, was a very slmplo soul. Nothi
thing was further from her Idea of
the fitness of things than ostentation
of any kind, and yet It seemed Impossible
to get away from an elaborat
funeral.
There was no near relative or friend
left to mourn her, except Dick and
me, but all society was at the house
, to do her honor. There were flowers
iverywhero, of the most costly kind?
the most expensive singers In the city
' to harrow up the emotions of those
present. Everything that could possl.
1 sly be done to appease the god of courentlon
was done.
& And, little book, Dick and I did this,
lot because we thought It would please
bore but because way back In our
minds was the Idea that It we did not
So It, "someone might say" we wer
aot treating right the cold clay that
had been the woman who had loved
as as her own children.
What a terrible ogre "someone might
lay" is. Wo not only scourge ourI
lelves but we sometimes crucify our
bast ideals In Tear of "someone migbt
lay," and we are very apt, even if
the decision might hurt those we love
v best, to decide in favor of "someone
' might say.'
Why are we so silly, little book,
. to care more for the opinion of "some1:;''
one might say,' whom we probably
. .> will never know and whom if by any
posslbllty we should meet we shou.ld
certainly despise, than for that of our
friends and loved ones.
M > "We mu3t do everything possible
XT for dear Mrs. Selwin, Margie," said
1 Dick, "for everyone knows what she
I has done for us and If wo do not have
\ a big funeral, someone will be sure
to say that having gotten everything
we can out of her we did not pay the
VGI proper respect to her memory."
$? . c Motile and Chad, Eliene apd Harry,
M: Jim and I were the only mounters, as
HK|r Dick was, of course, too 111 to be presHlff;
The most ludicous thing to me,
IgL however, in the whole obsequies, was
:' !he Bight of Dick's mother in the deep1st
of mourning, wearing the widow's
Bgt.y .rell she wore for his father.
Dick's mother and Mrs. Selwin never
got on together, chiefly because
Mrs. Waverly, or Mrs. Trent, as her
ff&june now Is, was very jealous of
y^lfrs. Selwin. She could not help see*
ft the housewife cannot make
able to make gome delicious tart dlih
recipes, either the freshly stewed or
Rhubarb Pudding?War Style.
Line a buttered pudding dish with
a layer of bread crumbs which have
been soaked In wator and lemon Juice.
Sprinkle with sugar and bits of butter,
then add a layer of stewed rhubarb
which has been well sweetened.
Fill dish with alternate layers of
crumbs and rhubarb, cover top with
dry bread crumbs and bits of butter,
bake 30 minutes covered, then uncover
and bako 10 minutes longer.
Serve with a hard sauce flavored with
nutmeg.
Rhubarb Salad.
Cut fresh rhubarb Into Inch lengths
and btew until tender. Strain through
a sieve. Mix 2 cupfuls of sweetened
juice with 1 ounce of geletin which
has been dissolved in cold water.
gleam in bis eyes as he read her
inougnu.
"I've been fishing," ho said. "Would
you accept a fine string of pickerel,
Miss Faith?"
Faith looked at him from head to
loot with manliest disapproval In her
brown eyes. His hat needed brushing,
and his clothes were worn and dusty,
and the top button of his coat was
missing. Instinctively she noticed that
first and all that It implied?the lack
of a real woman's hand In his life. It
seemed as If David caught the drift of
her thoughts and the flash of tender
pity in her glance. He sat down on the
edge of the counter, leaning toward
her on the other side, and, somehow,
he found himself telling his troubles.
He had gone fishing In such a garb deliberately,
with malice aforethought,
moaning to shock Walpole Center out
of Its smug Utle notions. Just why a
man's clothes should lessen bis moral
Qualities he could not see, he said. Peoplo
were getting narrower all the time,
more smug in their absurd convicuons.
And, all at once, the flat truth came
out.
"Do you know," he asked, "that the
church committee called a meeting
this afternoon about me?"
Her eyes sought his in startled apprehension.
"David, you don't mean ? it isn't
about Lillah?"
lie nodded Ills head, gloomily.
"They've been after her over slnco
she camo here, poor girl. She may
have got into a little trouble, but she
isn't half as bad as she is painted.
She's down Sick now, up at Tracy's,
and not one of the women will go near
her. That's Christianity, ain't it?"
Faith hesitated, one slim white hana
gripping the counter.
"What's the meeting for?" she ask5
OF A WIFE xl
B???II I | II I II I
ing that both Dick and I loved Mrs.
Selwin more than we did her and while
she never did anything particular to
make us love her, she resented our loving
anyone else.
I heard her asking Mollle If Mrs,
Selwin's will had been read and volunteering
the Information that probably
Mrs. Selwln had left everything
to Dick.
"Hush, mother,' 'said Mollle, who
also was afraid that the dreaded "some
one might say" would overhear her
mother's remark.
Before the funeral, In the quiet of
the early morning, I slipped into the
room where dear Mrs. Selwln was
lying, to take my last leave of her
and to place within her cold fingers a
single carnation which Dick, with more
feeling that I had ever seen him exhibit,
had kissed and asked me to place
on her breaBt.
As I looked upon the tranquil face
I Bald In my heart, "Dear, dear old
friend, you have loved and suffered,
Joyed and grieved and now your mysterious
smiling llpa seem to say, 'It
was worth while.'"
Death more than anything else dem
onstrates that life la worth living and
lta peace Is a benediction which like
mercy "falls upon the Just and the unjust."
WELL! I tjuess wilbi
MUST IMVI GOT A
LEAVE rrc 4n<diJi-c
I ? ? ni/ w>i
; -M n' ? A
^ I? ! yi^ j A
JHr' Bb W VB
his kuaa
lemon plea next winter, on account of tt
ea, provided she has a supply of cheap
the caned rhubarb may be used.
Mold, and serve on lettuce leaves with c
| any preferred salad dressing. I
Rhubarb and Dates. T
A delicious mixture for tarts is made a
of dates and rhubarb. C
Stone 1-4 pound of dates and stew for
5 minutes. Add 3 cupfuls of rhubarb c
cut into inch lengthB, and cook until 1
i rhubarb 1b tender. Sweeten to taste, i
Raisins and figs can be used with n
rhubarb in the same way.
Rhubarb and raisins may be canned e
logemer lor pies.
Rhubarb Wine. j ii
Cut up fruit into pieces 2 in. long; b
to X gallon such add 1 gallon watei ii
and 3 1-2 pound loaf sugar. Fermen- ti
tation will soon commence; stir up c
twice daily; when the pulp ceases to c
rise, wring out 1 qt. at a time in a piece a
ed. "Isn't it about Lillah and you, or ti
Just the horse trading?" y
"Lillah and me?" he repeated in
amazement. "Why. Faith?Faith?
You don't mean that?" He caught at a
her wrist and' gripped it hard. "You 0
don't think I'm that sort, do you? Have
you forgotten. Faith? I've only asked *
you about twenty times t'o marry me. c
You've always Bald no. Now I don't '
care what happens! If they put me out
of the church, I'll go. away. I believe in f
freedom, first of all." i!
Faith's eyes filled with sudden tears.
She turned on him with one of her rare 0
bursts of anger. "
"Yes," she repeated. "You believe in
freedom, no matter how it hurts your- jy
'self and those who love you best. You o
believe in showing that you can do as a
you please, and break all the llttlo un- j n
written laws that make us different j s;
from the beasts of the field. I refused 1 a
you fifteen years ago, Dave, because i a
you were wild, and you took revongo j
on me by getting religion and joining ; a
the church. Elder!" she laughed at j a
him. "It's the best they that can hap- h
oen to vou if thev do nut vou out. It 1 b
may bring you to your senses. Have'
A SIMPLE WAR
pr-rrv-n-T" : .<?,
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ty':ft?
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The need of economy in war time t
In dress. The model shown is one lovel
easy to put on and inexpensive.
DOINGS OF THE I
[cl SMKi IP hbilo^U
I ill1 I THIS CARI
r \ JlfLn 1 on w
| BELONG
II KlI T
I W J T I I ? I
i
M 2T
e H. C. of lemons, she will still bs
:anned rhubarb. In the following
f thin canvas; cork down In stone
ottle or cask. Ease the cork for a
linute twice dally the first week, as
n after fermentation may occur,
lood to drink in about 6 months.
To please fancy you may add a little
ut up dandelion root (fresh) or a
andful of the leaves per gallon; but!
t must be all put together at comloncement.
Nearly all other fruits may be treatd
in the same way.
Recipes for making wine are always i
a demand, but It 1r seldom wise for a;
egiuner to experiment in winemakag.
Unless strict attention is paid ]
o the process during fermentation, the i
rocks, jugs aud bottles may burst,
auslng a great loss of sugar* as well I
s labor.
hey got anything special against
ou?"
Ho smiled scornfully.
"Only that some one saw Lillah sew
button on my coat one day. Fearful
vldence, Isn't it?"
Faith glanced out of tl)e window.
Jong the road leading to the village
ame several women. The minister's
rife was leading and they all headed
Dr the little home bakery, to call for
'alth on their way to the church meetfg.
Quick as a flash, she went back into
er sitting room, aud returned with a
ttle silk sewing bag.
"Don't you dare move, Dave," she
aid, and as tho delegation entered
liss Butterick was very busy sewing
n the elder's top button. Nonplussed
nd amazed they took In the full sigificanco
of the situation, and Faith
mllod at them in gentle acquiescence
s she told them she was too busy to
ttend the meeting.
"David and I are just planning
limit rpttlrnrlmnrrlprl." she said nlcas
ntly, and the minister's wife caught t
er breath and congratulated them
oth. a
"Most likely." she said, knowingly, ^
i
I
las brought forward simple fashions ^
y In line, practical, durable and yet 5
>UFFS? (WILBUR LOOKS
gay ffjfi
'to I?I a I SORB I
>? J rrooes
* wilra I
'there wont he any meettaf?now."
When they were alone Faith spoke
irst, her face pink to her ears.
"It was the only think I could do,
JavM," ahe said primly, "to set you
mmmnn.
in IU rao u; wu?o-??m<J?
17."
David grinned as he held oat her
hlmble to her.
"I hold you to It," he answered.
Hadn't you better finish sewing on
ny button. Faithf"
?
Worn at Social Affairs.
y
I
MRS. rAVNi; WiliTNEY.
NEW YORK, May 29.?What is acually
belDg worn by women who can
fford to dress in the mo:t correct
fay interests the average woman tar
lore than advance news about next
,'inter's styles.
Among many appropriate costumes
napped at tbe Bcimont park races is
iio? U.. VTov
u u i iiuiu uy mio i ujng if uiihv/.
The short box coat It. the striking5'
fashionabio detail of the dress. The
Iberal use of embriiiery 011 what is
itherwlso a severely tailored costume,
nd of fruit garniture on a eomfortailo
close-fitting hat are joints of this
ostumo not to be overlooked.
iEALTH QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
H. G. F.?"If a tuberculosis patient
5 very careful i3 there any danger llvne
with his or her family?"
It is perfectly possible for such a
atient to live in such a way that he
,'ould be of no danger to his associates.
Children Cry
FOR FLETCHER'S
C A S T O R I A
Bass
\ Rhododendron For Sale 1
f NToHwa TlVinianAAnAwAm OTf/^ O
iianio 1WVUUUCUU1UU UUU m
Laurel, dug with ball of earth ?
and burlapped, nice specimen, c
can furnish until October 1st, 8
except July immediate shipment 3
will give this years bloom. 5
Prices $1.00 each 6 for $4.00 or ?
12 for $6.00. Delivered and
planted. , t
Also, Hardy mountain ferns, i
beautiful specimen, 12 for $2.60, 1
delivered and planted. \
First class Woods soil, the 5
richest of rich mountain soil, 8
none better.
2 bushel Burlapp Bag $1.00. Q
6 bushel Burlapp Bag, $2.00. S
! 12 bushel Burlap Bag $5.00. 2
| 25 bushol Burlapp Bag $10.00. 8
[ 60 bushel Burlapp Bag $18.00. ?
: 100 bushel Burlapp Bag $30.00 8
I Delivered to Your Home
i Call Bell 272 W ?
AS THOUGH HE EARNE
ITb TUB RBAi. I - I
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I I J I I f
[[HEALTH HINTSU
Mumps Is a contagious disease marked
by Inflammation of the parotid
glands, which are situated below and
In front of the ears, and sometimes of
the other salivary glands below the
jaws. It is especially common In the
--.j ?i., ?i
LUIU, UlUUl Byillit uivuuu.
The disease begins with pain and
swelling below the ear on one side.
Within 48 hours a large, firm sensitive
lump forms under the ear and extends
forward on the face.
Children between the ages of six ana
fifteen are the ones usually attacked
by the disease, although grown persons
may become affected. The disease in
grown-ups Is more severe than in chtlj
dren.
The disease Is believed to be contracted
by direct transmission from
one person to another. It Is Beldom fatal.
but It sometimes leaves unpleasant
results.
For this reason the alck person
should be well cared for until he has
entirely recovered. A child suffering
from mumps should be kept In the
house away from other children. It
must not recelvo any visitors until all
of the swelling has gone. Other children
In the house who have not had
mumps should be kept away from
school and contact with their playrates
for a period of three weeks after
last exposure to the disease.
Children who have bad mumps need
not be kept away from school because
le o no an at Vi nm a Thn ntiorfln.
wuwiw to u vweu uV uwutwi * ?v
tine period Is two weeks. Before the
patient Is discharged from quarantine
he mu3t be given a thorough bath and
a change of clothing
FAIRVIEW.
Mr. and Mrs. Eber Robinson were
at Fairmont shopping Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Crone, of Fairmont,
were week-end guests of the
latter's mother, Mrs. Rilla Sine.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pethtal, of Fair- |
mont, were week-end guests of relatives
here.
Mrs. Wm. Lynett was at Fairmont
shopping Saturday. i
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Deltrick wero i
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. McBee
Sunday. i
Mr. and Mrs. Dave SturglBB, of Mor- '
gantown, were the guests of the lat- 1
ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ma- .
chesney, Sunday.
Supt. Jerome Weaver was a business
visitor at Fairmont Saturday.
Mrs. Brooks Fordyce wes a weekend
guest of relatives at Mannington.
Mrs. J. L. Tennant and Mrs. Glenn
Hawkins wore at Riveavllle calling
Sunday afternoon.
Miss Floyd Bragg, of Rivesville, was
visiting Miss Stella Emery Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. G. K. Miller motorea
RHEUMATISM
Physician Believes a Genuine Remedy
for the Disease bias Been
Found
Rheunia. the wonderful rheumatism
remedy sold dy Alounealn City drug
store gives quicker and more lasting
relief than, other remedies costing
'-" any times as much.
Rheuma passes the deadly polsiu ? as
secietions into the bowels and ki ln-v,
frcm which they are quickly thrjwu
oi'i in a natural, healthy way.
Read what a reputable physl:ian
says about Rheuma: "I have male u
most cartful Investigation of the t-:inula
employed in the manufacture of
Rhoumu, and I heartily recommend It
as a remedy for all forms of rhniu-itiain.
I Rnd Rheuma far In adrancr
of the methods generally employe I m
the 'icatment of rheumatism, an! altogether
different in composition -m
the remedies usually prescribed."?
Dr. Lyons.
This should give any sufferer from
rheumatism confidence to try heuma.
I We Can't H
Enthusiastic
w
ICEC
It you had a business that was di
more salesmen, more equipment, m
ten hours a day were running twentj
you be enthusiastic too? Wouldn't
watch It grow, stay with It, than to
else's creation?
So many other people like Marlon
It.
Marion Pr<
P. S. It's impossible to eat too m
D IT.)-BY ALLMAN. /
| | TOOK IT AW*
HUM la 41 I A fellow th
^pfj' ||p~,
to Fairmont Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mra. C. O. Wet are vi^jUMfl
at Amboy, Preston county. ;rj>|
Mr. and Mrs. James Sutton and AU
bert Ammons omtored to BlaeksvlUt J
Sunday. .
Dr. and Mrs. G. R. Miller and (laugh- ~
ter, Mlsa Aldlne and Ollvnno PeffciBfM
motored to Plum run bnurioy nnd were
.be gubste of Mrs. Bens. Martin,
Clark Jones, of R. F. D. No. 2, haK|?
remodeled bia residence. ^JmS
Mr. and Mra. J. Y. HaraUton. Mr. and I
Mrs. Monroe Hamilton motored tfaH
Blacksvllle Sunday.
Rev. Howell, of Ohio, la holding aH
series of meetings at tho Christlan^|
rbureh this week.
Mrs. Lulu Murphy, who has be**
spending a few weeks at Clarksburg,};;has
returned.
Mra. A. C. Garrison, who hasbM&.r'l
visiting her sister, Mrs. Bert BowBlM
field, in Pennsylvania, Is visiting fwH
lives here.
TRY IT AND SEE I ilW
" J
Lift your corns or oallueed * X
with fingers! Doesn't
A noted Cincinnati chemist disOOwH
ered a new ether compound and called^
it freezone and it now can be had ihjij
tiny bottles as here shown for a few. jt'
cents from any drug store. . H
You simply apply; a few*
drops of freesone upon a;!$?
tender corn or painful ash|M
lus and instantly* the sore- |
(^74) nesB ulsappearrtnen uorvH
Tfcflr ly you will find the corn.orfl
? calIus8"80 1001,9 youg
I J Boreness, either when I
Hard corni, to ft corns ]
or corns between the toes,' ,
also toughened calluses Just shrivel upgS
and Hit off so easy. It is wonderful!^
Seems magical. It works like a charm, y
Genuine freezone has a yellow labekw
Don't accept any except with the yetja|
IDEAL GIFTS M
.
For Graduation. |
DRESSER CLOCKS^flH
FOUNTAIN PENS.J
PENDENTS wigm
WATCH CHAINS 1
COIN PURSES
BELT BUCKLES^ fio|
I
A larg assortmeht of H
novelties of all kinds.' '-M
[elp But Be 19
About Our
Dubllng Itself every year end took I
ore men, and Instead of running I
four, seveh days a week, wouldn't I
you rather create something new, 1
make a fortune out of aomtbddy I
Ice cream that w* want jm ta tty J
inch Marion Ice cream.
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