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Tr'0-Fn"n irnnn I liU 1 1 aw iitur IWa i A By JEROME ESTES PORTER. L - .. ! K.'jriKMt, liij, by v. ii. Chapman.) "Oh, papa the beautiful, the beau tiful!" Little Elsa Doane burled her glowing face deep in the soft silky fur of a mag nificent collie dog. The automobile in which she and her father eat had Just stopped lu front of a modest little cot tage. Mr. Doane wished to locate a carpenter who had done some work for him. He had hailed a man In the back yard of the place, chopping wood. Thi waa John Graham, out of work and almost out of a home. There wag not much wood for him to chop, any more than there was much to eat In the house. He dropped the ax wearily. He uttered a deep sigh as he glanced up at the kitchen window where his wife was peeling potatoes only three of them. Then he started for the road. Prime pet of the household, loyal, grand looking and gentle as a lamb, Laddie, his dog, had preceded him. Little Elsa had called him. Light as a squirrel, daintily, lovingly. Laddie had leaped upoa the running board of the machine to have the golden-haired lit tle beauty go Into ecstasies over him. "Will you please tell me where a Mr. Evans lives?" Inquired Mr. Doane, rich and Influential, of John Graham, poor and friendless. The latter answered politely. The chauffeur was :eady to start up when Elsa set up a great outcry. "Oh, papa, dear, I want to stay here and play with this beautiful dog!" "We must be on our way, pet," re minded her father. Well-trained, well-behaved Laddie caressed the little one wiMi his paw and sprang free of the machine, following FT iY. U ft "Would You Think of 8elllng HimT his maBter back into the yard. Elsa burst Into a torrent of unrestrained weeping. ''Please, oh, please, papa, buy me that beautiful dog!" she pleaded, and took on so that Mr. Doane looked un decided and irresolute. Then, her tears coming the faster, he alighted and Joined Mr. Graham in the back yard. "My friend," he said, "that is a fine animal of yours." "Laddie oh, yes, sir, a family pet. My wife and little daughter and he are wonderful friends." "Would you think of selling bim? Would you look at fifty dollars for him?" ' Mr. Graham shook his head sadly. Fifty dollars! food, shelter, a respite from endless care, anxiety and even destitution for his wife! But he caught his breath short and quick. "Don't tempt me," he said. "No!" Mr. Doane bowed in disappointment and started back for the automobile. At that moment John Graham glanced up at the kitchen window again. He saw the white, sad face of his wife, bedewed with tears. He thought ot the shabby, thin dress of their only child, Rose. He recalled that the mor row was the limit of a five days notice from the landlord to vacate the prem ises for nonpayment of rent. "One moment, sir," he called out after his visitor. ve changed my mind." He had picked up a strap as he. pro ' ceeded to the front of the yard. He whistled to Laddie. The animal came forward, tail drooping, eyes seeming to betoken an intelligent idea of what was going on. Mr. Graham attached the hooked .end of the strap to Lad die's collar. He handed the other end to the chauffeur. Downcast, slinking, trembling, the poor animal got into the machine. With tears in his eyes, his back turned, Mr. Graham accepted the money counted out to him. A cry of rare childish delight came from Elsa's lips, a low howl of despair unutterable from the throat of Laddie as the auto sped forward. "I can't take it, John, I couldn't UBe it! It's like blood money!" gasped Mrs. Graham, when her husband came in with the fifty dollars and his tale. "We must live, Mary," he said huBk i!y. "But Rose it will break ber heart!" There was pressing need for Immedi ate ca bd for urgent household necessi ties, but John Graham could not mus ter the courage to go down town and spend any of the money. He hung un easily about the place until Rose came tripping home, a patient, brave-spirited child, tbe light and life of the little home through ail the dark days they 1 i known. Mr. Graham slunk into the shed as Rose ran into the house to her mother. In a few moments he heard a low, heart-searing wall. He knew that his wile had told Rose of the sale of Lad die. When he came in, however, she greeted him with her usual loving kiss and sunny smile, but he noted her deep pallor, her mental anguish. Brave lit tle spirit! all through the evening she never allowed a look or a word to be token her sufferings. John Graham could not sleep that night He wandered about the house listlessly. He crept close to the door of Rose's room. He could hear her low sobbings. Then, as he sat In the dark ness in the front room of the house, there was a captious patter of two little bare feet. A bar of moonlight fell upon a piece of carpet in the kitchen that was Laddie's bed. And, kneeling upoa it, as though it were some sacred prayer rug, was Rose! She was too ill to arise in the morn ing. There were tokens of fever. Mr. Graham attended to his round ot duties about house and yard. He kept putting off going down town. Then, as he caught the echo of a muffled cry from Rose, his Hps grew cruelly stern and decided. "Laddie must come back!" he mut tered. "Hunger, homelessness, rags we can bear them all better than our poor darling's suffering." He clutched the little roll of bank bills in bis pocket with forceful deter mination. He knew where the Doane home was located and he started in its direction. Half the distance accom plished, be was met by Mr. Doane and his chauffeur in the automobile. He hailed bim to stop. Then he noticed Laddie in the machine. "I've come to give you back that money," said Mr. Graham at once. "My little one is heart-broken over him." "Why, I was Just bringing the dog back to you," replied Mr. Doane. "I declare! we're in a terrible mess, both of us. I left my child fairy hysterical over my taking the doj away. No, no, my friend," continued Mr. Doane. push ing back the proffered fifty dollars. "It was a fair sale and I return the dog to you." "Why I don't understand," stam mered Mr. Graham. "He's lovable as a lamb to Elsa," re plied Mr. Doane, "but a wild terror to everybody else. He chased a neigh bor's chickens till they nearly had fits. He howled all night long. He guarded the houBe so well that the milkman couldn't enter the yard. Oh, we couldn't think of keeping him, even for Elsa's sake!" "Laddie did that!" cried the as tounded Mr. Graham, incredulously. He glanced at Laddie, meek as a lamb. Was it possible? Ridiculous! But, actually, the intelligent and scan dalous Laddie seemed to wink at him as if to say, "I worked it!" Yes, Laddie, the gentle, had cer tainly played a part! Mr. Graham happened to explain to Mr. Doane the family necessities. , By this time tbe latter was con vinced that Laddie had foiled him. A small bouse he owned right next to his own was vacant Would Mr. Gra ham move and let both the children en joy the company of the animal they loved so devotedly? Never again did artful, two-faced Laddie find it necessary to act the dog villain! He divided his time between his two doting young mistresses, there were better times for the Grahams, and all hands were happy! WHY GAS BILLS ARE HEAVY Moat Wall Papers Absorb a Large Proportion of Light According . to Scientist. If your gas bills are heavy, don't blame the dark weather or the extrav agance of your housekeeper. Perhaps the fault lies with the wallpaper. It is pointed out by Prof. Sylvanus Thomp son, principal of the City Technical college, London, that much light is wasted owing to the use on our walls of paper which absorbs an unduly large proportion of light Before we can look for anything like a sufficient return for the money we spend oa light, all the rich dark tones, the deep crimson, which is so popular for dining rooms on account of the impression of warmth it gives, and the various shades of brown so much used in libraries and dens, must be replaced by pure while or very light shades which absorb a minimum of light Even when the illumination of a room is ample, it may be badly lit if the walls absorb too much of that Il lumination instead of giving it back by diffuse reflection. Few people are aware how much light is thus wasted and thrown away. The deep scarlet and crimson wall papers waste from 70 to 75 per cent; brown paper wastes about 85 to 88 per cent; even an ordinary yellow or buff wallpaper wastes 60 to CO per cent of the light for which In most cases, a high price is paid. On the other hand, white cartridge paper ab sorbs and wastes only about 20 per cent of the light while a white-washed wall absorbs 30 to 40 per cent Prof. Thompson strongly recom mends that, both for economy in arti ficial lighting and comfort in the day light lighting of large rooms, the ceil ings should be invariably white, and the walls, if not white, should at least be of the very palest tints. Out In the Cold, "What is the matter with your friend there?" "Oh, he's a politician in hard luck. Got a confession that no magazins seems to care to buy." Puck. (MIL 15 Bit II SICK0ISI stop uip mm drug Don't Lose a Day's Workl If Your Liver Is Sluggish or Bowels Constipated Take "Dodson's Liver Tone." It's Finel Ton're bilious! Tour liver is slug gish! You feel lazy, dizzy and all knocked out Your bead is dull, your tongue is coated; breath bad; stomach sour and bowels constipated. But don't take salivating calomel. It makes you ick, you may lose a day'a work. Calomel Is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up. That's when you feel that awful nausea and cramp ing. If you want to enjoy the nicest, gen tlest uver and bowel cleansing you ever experienced Just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Tour druggist or dealer sells you a 60-cent bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone under my personal money-back guarantee that each spoonful will clean your sluggish liver better than a dose of nasty calomel and that it woa't make you sick. Dodson'a Liver Tone Is real liver medicine. You'll know it next morn ing because you will wake up feeling fine, your liver will be working, your headache and dizziness gone, your stomach will be sweet and your bowels regular. You will feel like working; you'll be cheerful; full of vigor and ambition. Dodson'a Liver Tone Is entirely vegetable, therefore harmless and can not salivate. Give it to your children! Millions of people are using Dodson's Liver Tone Instead of dangerous cal omel now. Your druggist will tell you that the sale of calomel Is almost stopped entirely here. Irish Speed. In Judge McKiuley's court they were examining talesmen for tbe trial of a boy who bad killed bis father. The lawyers dwelt mostly on 1 lie facts of marriiige, paternity and whether there had been insanity in the families of the men under examination. When they got around to Michael McCarthy the wait had been long and he proceeded to whip up. Asked the first question he galloped away with this: "My name is Michael McCarthy and I live at 1336 Fulton street and I am thirty-five years old and I am married and have one child and I have n;er bad any insanity in the family and if I had I wouldn't be fool enough to tell you." Stitch! Stitchl "I have Just read an interesting article about the sewers of Paris," said hubby, closing the book on his thumb. "Yes," replied wifle, "they're busy night and day making shirts for soldiers." CLINCHED IN HIS MEMORY 8mall Chance of Charles Abner For getting tht Day That Meant Everything to Him. Some time since Charles Abner courted and married the beautiful El len Estelle. One evening several months later they were seated in their cozy little den, Ellen Estelle reading a popular novel and Charles Abner looiing over the sporting page. "Cnarley, dear," finally remarked the little wife, "do you recall the time you proposed to me?" "Why, yes," rather indifferently an swered Charles Abner, "I think I re member it." "Of course, you do," returned Ellen Estelle. "It was in an automobile. I shall never forget the lovely words you spoke, and the noble sacrifices you promised to make. It must have cost you something to say those things." "It did, Ellen Estelle," responded Charles Abner, with a reflective sigh, "It cost me about two weekB" salary to hire the automobile." Philadelphia Telegraph. The Heroines of Novels. If I were his satanlc majesty, and a novelist came to me for Judgment, I should beetle my brows in a horrible manner and quiz him thus: "Did you ever make your heroine eighteen years old? Did you ever en dow a maiden with the repartee of Pinero, the Intuition of Blavatsky, the carriage of Garden, the hauteur of the Medici, the beauty of Aphrodite and the wisdom of Athene all at the age of eighteen years?" If the novelist answered me "Cer tainly not!" I should 3ay: "To heaven with you!" But if he answered: "Sure I did!" I would blast him where he stood. For, of all the iniquitous, fallacious, unfair and dangerous doctrines, this takes the icing of the cake that the female species reaches her apogee at the immature age of eighteen. From "Balm for Lovers," by George Weston In the Saturday Evening Post RES1N0L SPEEDILY HEALS ITCHING, BURNING SKINS Resinol ointment, with reslnol soap, stopa Itching Instantly, quickly and easily heals the most distressing cases of eczema, rash, ringworm, tetter or other tormenting skin or scalp erup tions, and clears away pimples, black beads, redness, roughness, and dand ruff, when other treatments have proven only a waste of money. Physicians have prescribed reslnol for twenty years, while thousands who have been cured say, "What reslnol did for us it will do for you." All druggists sell resinol soap (25c.) and reslnol ointment (50c. and $1). Adv. A Minority Report. A small, meek country negro, who had always lived on one place near Frankfort, Ky., married a big, domi neering woman, and very soon after ward moved into town, where the keeper ot the local bar met him on the Btreet. , "Hello;' Gabe," he said, "what made you move to town? I thought you liked country life." "Well, Mistah Franklin," explained Gabe, "I uster lak de country. But man wife Bhe didn't lak it and I've done got so now dat when she don't lak a thing I Jest natchelly hates it." Saturday Evening Tost. Whenever You Need a General Tonic Take drove's The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is equally valuable as a General Tonic because it contains the well known tonic properties of QUININE and IRON. It acts on the Liver,. Drives out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents Then They Fougfit "Shaking your fist in my face cannot alter my convictions, sir." "But shoving it a little closer might alter your features." Odd. "What caused the coolness between you and Jones?" "A heated argument." The "staff of life" by any other name would smell as wheat s Rh c um a t Irni 1 3 Tc r t ur e Jsfrtnr fMir? tr,t fM S I""" M":l." "" Br (in to t'.ti ?;)'.' i t 11 t-t rime n" UT-f" M 1 t fh r!.r ' i y V, . -j yU ri.'.-r ur! 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If you should discover that every woman in your town used the same coffee you would never rest until you had tried it. A great many more women than live in your town are usin? Arbuckles' Coffee. In millions of homes throughout the country, Arbuckles is considered necessary to make breakfast complete. So rapidly has its sale increased, so popular has it become, that today more of it is sold than any other packaged coffee. Arbuckles' is pure coffee, contains no chicory. Get a package from your grocer today either the whole bean or the ground. Notice the smiles of satisfaction at the breakfast table. Try it. Give your fam ily the enjoyment of drinking the most popular coSee in America. Maka your coffaa wrn lovely gifts for yon lav. ik I r mat. rf tnrf Arttackl WTippar. CI be.nltl.l. .i.l (111. ttlcl.t roa II. t alwMrt Mated. Aib.ckl.1' pr.aii.nt t tiBwal lianl a. Aibac.Ma' Coll... la eaa ..i w far. away -.f a aaiuioa al mt p'.nl.aa aiaa. 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