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THEY INJURE CHILDREN.
Ordinary Cathartics and Pills and
Harsh Physic Cause Distressing
|f Complaints.
You cannot be over-careful iu tlie
selection of medicine for children.
Only the very gentlest bowel medi
cine should ever be given, except in
emergency cases. Ordinary pills,
athartics and purgatives are apt to
do more harm than good. They
cause griping, nausea and other dis
tresing after-effects that are fre
quently health-destroying and a life
lasting annoyance.
We personally recommend and
guarantee Rexall Orderlies as the
safest and most dependable remedy
for constipation and associate bowel
disorders. We have such absolute
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and we urge all in need of such ined
me to try it at our risk.
Rexall Orderlies contain an en
tirely new ingredient which is odor
less, tasteless and colorless. As an
active agent, it embraces the valu
able qualities of the best known in
testinal regulator tonics.
Rexall Orderlies are eaten like
candy. They are particularly prompt
and agreeable in action, may be tak
en at any time, day or night do not
cause diarrhoea, nausea, griping, ex
cessive looseness or other undesir
able effects. They have a very natur
al action upon the glands and organs
with which they come in contact, act
as a positive and regulative tonic
upon the relaxed muscular coat of
the bowels and its dry mucous lin
ing remove irritation, overcome
weakness, tone and strengthen the
nerves and muscles, and restore the
bowels and associate organs to more
vigorous and healthy activity.
Rexall Orderlies completely re
lieve constipation, except when of a
surgical character. They also tend
to overcome the necessity of con
stantly taking laxatives to keep the
bowels in normal condition.
There is really no medicine for
this purpose so good as Rexall Or
derlies, especially for children, aged
and delicate persons. They are pre
pared in tablet form, in two sizes of
packages: 12 tablets 10 cents, and
36 tablets 25 cents. Remember you
can obtain Rexall Remedies in Leon
only at pur store,—The Rexall Store.
Bell & Robinson.
Abstractors and lawyers down in
Taylor county are puzzling their
heads over an extraordinary error
committed by the government in the
year 1855 in deeding out six acres
more land to a man than he paid for,
or rather, failing to specify in the
patent the exact description. The
unusual mistake resulting in a situ
ation without a parallel, was brought
to the attention of the county au
thorities through a letter from the
United States land department at
Washington to county auditor Lake,
of Taylor county, making an inquiry
concerning the land in question. The
letter from Washington discloses the
fact that on Oct. 26, 1855, Robert H.
Hole patented a piece of land in Tay
Tor county that cantained 217.22
ai res but in adding up the amount
the total was made 211.22 acres.
Mr. Hole paid the government for
211.22 acres, or $264, and the dis
covery is now made that this six
acres is not paid for and never has
been. The land in question is now
owned by Will Dowlin and Fred Or
ton. As it is, the land belongs to the
government and the owners are cur—
ous to know what Uncle Sam intends
to do about it. Possession is argued
as operating against any likelihood of
successful attempt to make some
one pay for the land at present
prices. Just sucli a situation has
never so far as known, developed.
t§\ ItKAIMXU IJKXKI-'IT.
From the Ivvporiomo
People.
of Leon
We are fortunate indeed to be able
to profit by the experience of our
neighbors. The pubic utterances of
Leon residents on the following sub
ject will interest and benefit thous
ands of our readers. Read this state
ment No better proof can be had.
W. N. Perdew. mail carrier of
Leon, Iowa, says: "Five years ago
I commenced to suffer from kidney
and bladder, trouble. 1 first noticed
pains in my back, especially severe
tit nigh.t when 1 returned from my
tvork. My kidneys were also dis
ordered the secretions being irregu
lar in' passage and causing me much
annoyance. I s^iew weak and languid
and had no ambition to do my work.
1 was fast becoming discouraged,
but when 1 used Doan's Kidney Pills,
they dfcl me so much good that I
continued taking them until I was
rid ol every symptom of kidney
trouble.. 1 re or.ni er.d Uoau's Kid
ney Pills at every opportunity."
For sale by all dealers. Price f0
cents. jFoster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
States.
Remember the name—Doan's—
and taly2 no other.
After all. when we consider that
doctors have to pound around on the
outside* of their patients and guess
at what- is inside, it is not much won
der they occasionally make mistakes.
Looking One's Best.
It's a woman's delight to look her
best but pimples, skin eruptions,
sores and boils rob life of joy. Lis
ten! Bucklen's Arnica Salvo cures
them makes the skin soft and vel
Tety. Jt glorifies the face. Cures
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eracked lips, chapped hands. Try
it. Infallible for piles. 25c at L. P.
Van Werden's.
After ail, we can usualy see plenty
of folks who have worse troubles
than ours.
Constipation causes headache
nausea, dizziness languor, heart pal
pitation. Drastic physics gripe,
sicken, weaken the bowels and don't
cure. Doan's Regulets act gently
and cure constipation. 25 cents. Ask
your druggist.
REPORTER FOR SALE BILLS. laid my ey«s on you!
TO
By FLORENCE ETHEL CROSBY.
ICopyriKht, 1909, by American Press Arpo
eiatiun.
We never know when we are on tbe
brink of a change for hotter or for
worse. At forty I was tired of life. I
had built up a good practice In my
profession, the law, and the novelty
had worn off legal questions. 1 loved
uo oue. and no one loved me. 1 was a
member of several clubs, but they had
grown to be very dull places to nte. As
for society, the old were too okl and
the young too young for me. In short.
I li:il exhausted the pleasures of youth
mul had laid no foundation for those
('of age.
Oue night 1 was traveling on a sleep
er. Lying in my berth. I mused: To
morrow- morning 1 shall arrive, go to
my rooms, bathe and then to the club
for breakfast. At 10 I shall reach the
otlice. to be pestered all day by clients
who are dissatisfied with the law's de
lay or the Injustice of justice: on the
way to my rooms stop at the club for
the regular 5 o'clock cocktail: at
hunt for some one with whom to get
through a dinner evening forced in
order to pass Ibe time to make a per
functory call: at 11 bring up at my
desolate quarters. And this will be my
program day in and day out. Oh, for a
new sensation:
"Here, darling, drink this."
The new sensation had come the mo
ment 1 asked for it. The voice was a
woman's, soft and sweet. In the dim
light 1 saw something extended to me.
It was a cup. I took II. and in doing
so my fiugers grazed a soft hand.
There was a spasmodic effort on the
part of the giver to withdraw the cup.
but I had got my grasp on it and re
fused to part with it. When I hail
quaffed the contents I extended it. bur
there was no hand to take It. I put it
under my pillow and went to sleep to
the sound of an angel's voice saying:
"Here, darling, drink this."
ip the morning I fished out the cup.
It was of silver, and on it were the
letters •T.cniiie." After dressing
looked about me for its owner and was
not long in finding both lienuie and
her mother. They occupied the next
section to mine. The mother's features
were as refined as her voice. She was
about thirty and dressed in half
mourning.
Ileaveu forgive me
for
hoping that
her boy was fatherless:
I tried to catch her eye, but never
did a woman before absolutely ignore
me. She appeared to be absorbed in
ete '"irS nor "JX
stepped up to her. doffed my hat, ex
tended the cup and said:
"Pardon me. madam, think thi
must be vonrs."
tl,P ci
"to-
ould li.ne supposed from the
sharpness of her (one—not at all like
the endearing words of the night Jbe
fore—that I had insulted her. This
Irritation and the fact that she would
not look at me convinced me that if
she was not the owner of'the cup her
boy was. A woman on meeting a
stranger to whom she has said loving
ly. "Here, darling, drink this," would
naturally lie milled.
As I said in the beginning, we don't
know what is in store for us. The
night before I had gone over what I
would do on the day of my arrival.
I did nothing, as I had supposed 1
would. 1 followed at a dislance the
lady and her-boy. saw them enter a
carriage, took another myself and told
the driver not to let the tirst out of his
sight. Half an hour later 1 made a
note of ilie street and number at which
they alighted. Instead of going to the
otliee that day 1 sat in the library of
the club reading. What I read was.
"Here, darling, drink this," in every
line oil every page. One other matter
alone occupied my thoughts-1 was
planning how to find out all about
When 1 saw that the plum was ripe
I plucked it. But not till the day be
fore our wedding did I dare bring
forth Bennie's cup. Then I produced
it. looking somewhat anxiously for
what was to accompany its reception.
She threw ber arms around my neck,
laughing.
By F. A. MITCHEU
(Copyright. 1909. by American Hresa Asso
ciation.]
Out of I.ake Maggiore. in uorthern
Italy, rises a sheer rock to a height of
several hundred feet. On a park
where the eminence slopes is an es
tate. acquired by the l'eretti family
during the middle ages, when Italian
territory was being divided up be
tween the gentlemen robbers of that
period. The stronghold built by Pe
retti is now a ruin, and of this little
remains. Yet one may climb the as
ceut from It to the summit of the
rock, proceeding here and there over
short spaces of the old path by which
the Perettis frequently ascended to
hurl missiles down on Hn attacking
foe. There remain on this pinnacle a
few weather beaten «tones which tra
dition calls "Lovers' bower.-'
W,it
wel- the terminal' station I "V*
1 3aw 11,0
np fthC!1d
THJS LEOJM KBFOKTER, THDRSDAI, DECEMBKK 16. 1909.
LOVERS' BOWER, OF A LEG,
Of all the daughters of the house of. j,e
Peretti. Bianca, who lived at a time I reason
when the Borgias were eminent at
Uouie. was the most beautiful and the
most celebrated. Ueport said that her
heart was as cold as her face was
heavenly. Indeed, there were whis-
perings that danger lurked under her
snowy bosom as the bee is hidden
By S. HUNTER HALSEY.
[Copyright. 1909, by American Press Asso
ciation.
Love cannot be expressed by lan
guage. It is something to be felt, but
not spokeu. The old. the middle aged,
the young may experience it it is
not confined to any class. It is seri
ous, pathetic, yet there are times when
it is ridiculous.
Wheu Mary Ann, who had served
us faithfully for twenty years, an
nounced that she was about to be
married to Peter, the hired farm hand,
we were astoulshed. Never had we
seen the couple spooning cr mooning.
Ou the contrary, we had observed
what we considered evidence of aui
moslty. 'l'hey were coutlnually mak
ing complaints of each other. But we
knew Mary Ann was a good womau.
and we had little Interest in Peter, for
wlls wiih
ma
,.
lrn\eled to her home on Lake Mag-1 piece of pie 1 had made and he saul,
glore to propose for her hand. There 'Mary Ann, have vou the receipt for
they met misfortune. One was said
sent to his death purposely by the icy
that none of these three young men
ever returned from the wooing. Then
it( 80
to have fallen 111 of a fever, and. nHfartn you could m«ke it without tfc£
though the barber on the Peretti ^-{cookbook?' I knew there was mean
(ate let nearly ult ilie bJooo out of his jDg jn ubservatiou. Aud when 1
body in an effort to save him, the said. 'Never fear, I have the receipt
young man died. Another was said to
would marry him if he could vanquish woraan
her with the foil. P.ut there were
those who averred that this man was
1
"on the summit of the rock." Darting
silhouette mountains a,.«l the lull pale
orb beyond. 'I he next his glance would
There was a courtship, of course. cliff. Twice she paused and directed
What else could be expected on my his gaze to lie entranclug scene above.
part concerning oue who had said in
the nighttime of my loneliness, "Here,
darling, drink this?" All the while I
dreaded that she should discover that
I was the man to whom she had said
it. But this was sheer senseless ter
ror. for I had confided In no one. I
longed to restore Benule's cup. Indeed,
I thought of giving him a gold one,
but dared not lest the act might be
tray me. I waited and hoped.
lis only for the harvest
now Mllrv Ani)/ we as
rvlng
,.
before thai?"
»j
hnd and
Anu
pd
"have you and Peter been engaged?"
"Since yesterday at sunset."
"And had you thought much about
hadn't." replied
..
Mary
That was because
wilhiu the flower. Several young no- know what Peter was a-goln' to do.
bios who had met her at foreign courts
But a we{k ng0 wb
I didn't
en 1 gave him a
that If you should leave the
flrm in niv beadi saw bjr ook
bnve left the castle as a storm was jn his eye it wouldn't be long before
rising. His boat was wrecked, and he he'd ask me."
was drowned. It was rumored that
a third suitor had beeu accidentally
One would suppose that in such a
genuine case the course of true love
killed in fencing with the lady he would run smooth, but it didn't. Peter
wooed, she having declared that she
waIked wftll a
,KlltIllg
wouId Unovv of
I
Pietro Calleoni. count of Malpaga. something wrong between the lovers
who had just succeeded to his family
aske{i
estates, met Bianca at Koine, fell un- ieg," she said. "I axed him. lie said
det her tlitall and begged her to marry there was something on his mind about
him. She replied that she would give
it
him his answer at her father's castle wouldn't and he wouldn't, till at last
ou Lake Maggiore. where be was in- |0st patience with him."
vited to be her guest the following, "You shouldn't have done that." 1
month at the full of the moon. 'replied. "We women don't need to
I he young count was warned to dis- lose our patience with men. We have
regard the invitation and keep aw&y
galt Reil)JI
am
.,
,,lpssed
ralts-
wiu woln u,.M
including animositv. ".Mary
Ann sni)1 t0 b(l|. 0lle da
..wh.
makes Peler waIk s0 queerlv?
hearted Bianca. *.I*iii sure I don't know," was the
whatever of truth there was In replv
these sinister reports, certain it Is ..Qh.-
!Kl(](.(1.
-i supposed vou
,.oni.!.0.»
From that time I
noticed
,herc w:.s
Marv Aun about it. "It's th-»
begged him to confess, but he
only to keep at them aud they are
front one whose suitors lmd been.ito sure to come our way at last. They
say the least, so unlucky. But uo one are not as enduring as we. But it
on whom Bianca smiled could ever be
WOUld
induced to heed a warning. Pietro Peter with a secret hetwppn vmi nil
1
kept always the lead. The lover now
road ahead, which to gain height had
meet those eyes that were lifting him Climbed the fence dividing ft from the
as the moon draws the ocean. And all
the lady and perhaps make her ae- fat! hundreds of foot below. But thete. out of the train's wa'V. lie down
quaintance. The "perhaps" refers to] always above him. was that beautiful )n (he ties. I shrieked and covered
whet her some oue was living or dead. face to steady him. and. giasping the eves with niv hands but before
hen I learned that, he was dead I guard tail. Iu* stumbled ou. shutting out niv vision1 ca^nght a
said. "Thank aud checked myself, At last tiie lop was reaehed. a pinna- o|j|upse of Marv Ann wildlv running
I was not long in making the widow's cle of circular rock. And there, iu the
acquaintance through the good ofliees.! depths of Lovers' bower, reflecting the
of a mutual friend. What luck that moon, were two bright eyes. The
-die had refused to look at me on the count approached, and Bianca shrank
car: Siie met me with an unembar- hack. His hand touched hers. A thrill
rassed smile. Mv smile broke out all shot to his very heart.
over me at once., like measles. If she-j here remains a fragment of the .,],|v
ofily" knew! Thank heaven she doesn't! sl fl with the two ston. supports on j)
During my call she mentioned her lit- which Bianca Peretti and Pietro hist moment and had removed all of
tie boy. Sly fox that I was. 1 pretend- leoui sal side by side. j,ody except one leg. which had
ed to be surprised that she had a boy. I "Oh. Bianca!" cried Pietro. "Have j,een crushed under the wheels.
I asked how old he was, his name, .you brought me to this pinnacle the
wheiher he had begun to go to school. •, easier to lift me into heaven?"
She loved to talk about him. so 1 kept She rose and, walking hand in hand jiess hope he's lost the one that
it up. I with him. advanced to the edge of the j,as been the cause of the trouble."
not be prudeut for you to marry
"'.him. It ma
1
IfMon—lo bo ,n.u1( he bHie\el-»- been doing: something unlawful mid
anil »he moon was no sooner half full got 'caught in trap."
than be set out from Home on his jour-1 -Tve thought that myself." said
nev northward. Beaching the lower Mary Ann. a pained expression cross
...
end of the lake, he embarked and soon Jjjg her face.
Y,!(S
hi»
II"' l'eretti* looming! After this the relations between IV-
of him. lie was received by ter and Mary Ann went from bad to
Count Peretti. Bianca ,s father, aud en.' worse. I said nothing more to her. for
tertained sumptuously. knew that when a woman makes up
After dining Pietro drew Bianca .her. mind to learn a secret she'll know
away on to a terrace and begged Tor
j,
hounded look on
!n timp not ood
her reply. "I wilt give it." alio said, jvter's face, but I did not realize
the
depth of his tribulation. If there was
forward, she led the way in the min- nothing disgraceful connected with his
gled twilight and moonlight to the halting walk, why should he not tell?
path, which zigzagged upward. Pietro if there was. Mary Ann would best be
followed and was soon started on a rid of him.
mad chase. The girl, light as a bird.]
0ne
porc
and again looked tip to see her on the, ,.oad
was standing on the
|, looking down toward the rail
whic-h
of Iie
been turned in an opposite direction, was due in a few minutes, and I al
Slie gazed down on him. an enchanting
runs past the other end
.-ippie orchard. The express
wars I}ko(1 to S(M ff |iv
it in so in a a pa in a in
ried to his utmost ability, he could wake T»s countrv ponnle from our
never catch her. One moment he would eusto,,^ letjiargv. Presently I heard
lie looking out on to the blue lake, the
dist
There i-s
Mi­
., whistle and a moment later
Kaw rpter
W(in]d
f:lrm
the while wtliin him was a fever that him and stood between the rails At
was consuming him. At times when ,non,e,„ ,he train shot out of the
lie turned a sharp angle in the pat wood. 1 heard a succession1 of sharp
bis brain reeled, and lie was like whistles and saw Peter, instead of gct-
walking briskly as hfs halt
permit toward the track. He
his stiff leg over after
toward the would be snfcFde,
I heard the train stop, a hiss'mg of
steam and a confusion of voices. One
of the farm hands came along, and
when I asked him if Peter had been
ki'led he told me that he would prob-
(-|jp
Ui
since he had tost a leg. lie
|,.|ed to get off the track at the
"Oh. that leg!" I groaned. "I've been
sure it would rnln Mary Ann's happi-
saw an
1
Men in the little boat below, which was standing and Mary Ann saw me
by this time had approached tbe cliff, she wailed:
saw the moon glitter on something—: "IPs the leg! I knew there was bad
doubtless an ornament worn by the luck iu It. Oh, why couldn't I leRve it
count—falling from the summit of the aloue?'
Peretti rock and heard a splash. Pull- Later (he doctor came out of the
ing in tbe direction from which the house to the porch where I was com
pound came, they drew a dead body forting Mary Ann as best I could,
frjm the lake. "Tell us quick!" 1 cried. "Will he
There is no record of any subse- live?"
ouont wooiug of Bianca Peretti. A "lie's lost a leg." he replied, "but it's
mystery hangs over her end. It is a wooden one, and he only suffers
•ut itleti that she suffered death for the from the shock."
murder of Count Calleoni. and it is Mary Ann aud 1 looked at each oth-
"Stupid. I knew you the moment I wi-'ltei: that sbe married oue of the er. 'i'hen^Mary Aun flew into t,h«
m.«t powerful robber barohi« fn lUly.,v iwitte to make her Jorer happy.
opening in a knot of people
crowding around something beside the
about, beneath them, and thrice again train, and two men emerged carrying
she turned those witch eyes upon his. another on a stretcher. Mary Ann
Then, standing with him on the verge, walking beside them wringing her
she suddenly stepped back and gave hands. They were bringing Peter to
him a push. the house. When they came to where 1
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