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THE PIONEER.
North Dakota Pub. Co., Publishers.
HOPE, N. DAK.
THATWERE
1SEALED
By
Alma Martin Estabrook
Author Patricia"
PICTURES BY A. WEIL
(Copyright, by J. B. Llppineott Co.)
SYNOPSIS.
Title atory opens with a scene at a box
pffrty. Miss Henrietta Winstanley, sis
ter of Bishop Winstanley overheard
Banker Ankony propose to Barbara Hem
ingray, whose brother Dan was in his
employ. Dan was one of the town's pop
ular young men. He showed some nerv
ousness when Attorney Tom Twining told
him Barbara refused Ankony. Ankony
the following day, summoning Twining,
accused Dan of looting the bank. Twin
ing refused to prosecute. Barbara per
suaded Ankony to postpone starting
prosecution. Twining learned of the en
gagement of Ankony and Barbara. He
congratulated both. He visited Miss
Hemingray and found her almost in
tears. He told her he had loved her, but
feared prematurely announcing his af
fection. By actions alone she told him
she .reciprocated. Mrs. Ansoa Dines,
wealthy widow, proposed a marriage by
proxy with Bishop Winstanley. The lat
ter consulted with Twining. The bishop
had been paying attentions to Miss
Streeter. Dan consulted Twining, say
ing his sister was determined to marry
Ankony, declaring she actually loved the
banker, though he could not help believ
ing she was making a sacrifice to save
him from jail.
CHAPTER Vl«—Continued.
"Then I don't see anything for it
but for you to leave things as they
are," I admitted.
He was not satisfied, however, to do
that on his own judgment.
"If I could only be sure she isn't
playing a part," he mused.
"Then you're not sure?"
"One minute I think I am and the
next I think I'm not. If there wasn't
60 much at stake, I'd risk my own
opinion more readily. As it is, I'm
afraid to do it." He looked at me
with a sudden wistfulness. "Twining,
do you—you do care a little for her,
don't you?" he asked frankly.
"Not a little," said I grimly.
"Then will you help me to make
6ure?"
"How?"
"Go to her and find out."
I took a turn or two up and down
the room.
"I'll go," I said.
"Maybe you'll be able to make her
out better than I. I don't deny it
seems to me she loves him. But pin
her down. Don't let her1 wriggle away,
whatever you do. You know she'll
try to. And see here, Twining, I don't
want her to know that you know
about—about the money. She things
nobody knows but Ankony, and it'd
kill her to find out that he'd told it,
even to you—or rather, to you of all
others. Remember you must keep that
from her if you can."
"Trust me," I said, as I took up my
hat.
"Oh, you're not going now, are you?
I've just come from her, you know,
and she'll be suspicious. Why not
give her time to forget a little? It
isn't easy to wait, but I believe it's
better. Mrs. Ankony gives her dinner
to-night. You'd have a chance to talk
with her there, wouldn't you?"
"You're right," I said "I'll wait."
Mrs. Ankony was in high and be
eoming feather that evening. She
managed to veil her complacency un
til it missed being objectionable. This,
however, was one of the few occas
ions which had come her way upon
which she could distinctly congratu
late herself: a dinner in compliment
to "my dear Barbara a perfectly ap
pointed dinner, too, and one I think
most of her guests enjoyed. For my
self, I thought it would never end.
Most of Barbara's friends were
there, and but few of Ankony's. The
Forlorn Hope was there to a
seeking to present an unbattered
front. I had a kindred feeling for
them. Dan was not there. He simply
would not gc. Bishop Winstanley sat
on the left of the hostess, beside Miss
Streeter. He was delightfully fluent,
and she sympathetically attendant.
The soft light of the candles fell on
her hair, on her pure contour, on her
ivory skin and her pale shimmering
gown. She ate, as the rest of us, but
to me it was exactly as if a Correggio
or a Botticelli had leaned from her
frame to nibble a sweet wafer or trifle
with a salad. Occasionally she spoke,
but I did not hear what she said. I
•eem never, somehow, to hear her
Bay anything, but when one looks as
•he does what one savs is immaterial.
Barbara was scint'flant, t*lth all
her old charm illuminated, as it were,
by something new and vivifying ^th
in. I watched her with a silking
heart surely she cared for Ankony or
she could not look like this. I cold
myself so half a hundred times
through dinner, and after, finding her
with only three men dancing atten
dance upon her, I promptly put them
*11 to rout that I might carry her oft
%nd have it over.
"Come out and see the roses," I
said.
"Mr. Ankony shotted me them be
fore dinner. They ale beautiful.'
"fiat he didn't ihow/you the moon."
sinned, trying to keep to the old
way of chaffing and laughter and so
not frighten her into being guarded.
"There is a very benign lady smiling
out of it to-night, instead of our fat
friend with the round faco and the
wide grin. Do come. You really must
see.*-
She atose with a laugh. "I suppose
I may as well, or you'll be peopling it
with all sorts at imsossible creatures
just to tempt
We wvnt thrcnsfi the French win
dows together, ana! I found her a
chair at the corner of the long porch,
turned it about tor her.
"But it's directly in the light," she
objected.
"Exactly. I like you in the light I
can see Ton better."
"You could have seen me much bet
ter indoors, if that is all you want."
"It isn't all I want. I am not so
modest. My wants are large tonight''
"Were they ever otherwise?" she
smilingly inquired.
"You ought to ktiow. My prayers
have all been made to you."
"Oh, absurd! You don't expect me
to believe that, Mr. Twining."
"Those of them that have amounted
to anything," I modified.
"That is better. But what is it you
want to-night? You make me curious."
Unable to keep up the bantering
tone longer and fearing a sudden in
terruption, I leaned to her quickly:
"I want you tell me the truth about
something, Barbara will you?"
She moved a little so that her eyes
were in the shadow.
"I don't quite like the sound of your
voice," she confessed still lightly, "It
makes me a little apprehensive."
"Won't you be serious, and honest?"
I begged.
"Dear me, am I ever anything else
than honest?"
"Often, but come—"
"Why, what can you be about to
ask me?"
"Only if you are happy. Don't start
and don't be angry with me. And
1
"There Must Be Something Else.
What Is It?"
don't answer hastily nor with evasion.
I am not to be evaded. You must un
derstand how serious I am to have put
such a question to you."
"It is certainly the most extraordin
ary behavior," she remarked coldly.
She was looking at me with widely
questioning eyes, and she had grown
suddenly white. Did I know what
Dan had done? That was what she
was asking herself, I am sure. "I am
entirely at a loss to explain why you
should have dared to ask me this."
"I owe it to myself to make sure,
Barbara," I told her. "Will you an
swer me?"
"This is not the real reason for your
most unheard-of behavior," she said in
a tense voice. "There must be some
thing else. What is it?"
"Shall I tell you?"
"You must."
"Ankony is not the man you could
have been expected to love," I blun
dered, not knowing how to find my
way beneath her eyes. "Do you love
him? If you tell me that you do, I
will not distress you further."
"Are you intimating, with other
kind friends, that I am marrying him
for reasons other than those of af
fection, that—oh, it is unthinkable!
And from you!"
"Barbara, listen to me," I cried.
"No, not a word. You have said too
much now. Can't you see that it
makes me rise in a kind of vicious
protest to have my happiness in
spected on every side as if it were
some wretched vagrant seeking shel
ter where nobody had any faith in it?"
"Have you faith in it yourself?" I
asked.
She lifted her head and faced me.
"All the faith in the world," she de
clared.
And then she saw Ankony, who had
come at the moment searching for
her, and held out her hand to him. As
he approached and took it, she leaned
for an instant against his arm with an
indescribable movement that had noth
ing of defiance in it, it seemed to me,
but only affection.
"I have been telling Mr. Twining
how happy I am," she said to him, in
a soft voice that must have moved
a wooden man to adoration. "I hope
you don't mind my being so foolish,
do you?"
Still holding her hand, Ankony bent
and touched her hair with his lips.
"I should mind if you were unhap
py and told him that," he said with a
laugh. "They want you in there. Will
you come? I promised to bring you."
She stood up and laid her fingers on
his arm.
"Will you come along, Mr. Twin
ing?" she asked.
"Thp«ik you, not now," I replied.
I witched them as they moved
away. At the window he stood aside
for her to enter, and I saw her smile
into his face in the way women have
with /he men they love-
As soon as could find Mr*. AnKonj
I said good-night.
Dan was waiting for me.
"Well?" he questioned eagerly, at
I went in.
"You were right," I said dully "she
loves him."
He looked at me pityingly and saici
nothing.
After a while he came over anc
stood by the mantel, staring down at
the hearth.
"I suppose I i»ight as well get back
to Jack Ankony," he sal*?: "he needs
me, if I'm going to stay with them:
and there doesn't seem to bel&n.yt&jns
else for it just now."
I nodded absently.
"There's nothing I can do.I-tfUeaa,"
he muttered hopelessly.
"No, there's, nothing."
"It's a confounded shame, Tom," he
declared, and I read the sympathy in
his eye?.
"We won't talk about it," said I.
"I know Talking's no good."
I lit a cigar, and he found 6ne to
suit him in the box on the table.
"Sit down," I said.
1'
He threw himself down opposite me,
and we finished two cigars in silence,
he on his side of the hearth, I on mine.
"I'll be off in the morning," he said,
at the end of his second.
CHAPTER VII.
It was a wretched night two weeks
later, gloomy and winterish, although
spring was old enough to have done
much better. I was dining alone and
rather forlornly when I heard Kim
mens open the outer door of my apart
ment and admit some one. There was
the click of brisk heels along the hall,
and Miss Winstanley beckoning me
through the glass doors of the diliing
room to go on with my dinner.
"Don't get up," she cried, as Kim
mens threw open the doors and I hur
ried to meet her "do let me be un
ceremonious, won't you? Go on with
your dinner I'll sit by you till you've
finished. I've dined."
"I have just finished," I insisted.'
"Then come into your sitting room.
I've a great deal to say."
"Welcome home," said I, warmly, as
I closed the sitting room door be
hind us.
"It's quite time, I got here, I'm sure.
Such things as have been doing while
I was away! What do you suppose
I found in a memoranda book on my
dressing table?—my brother had been
using my rooms, you know. A pressed
rose!"
The scorn in her voice made me
laugh heartily.
"I'm glad you find it amusing. 1
didn't," she declared.
"But the right sort of a memoranda
book always has a rose in it," I con
tended.
"Nonsense! Has yours?"
"I think it probable," I admitted,
without humility.
"What foolishness! I can tell you
that mine has not."
"Your heart holds your roses, dear
lady."
She unfastened her fluffy black boa
and smiled at me with a twinkle in
her eyes—the twinkle that I like so
much.
"Your pretty speeches won't throw
me off the scent. Mr. Twining. I am
going to find out whose rose that is in
Charles* book. Think of it! At his
age."
"At any age a man is sure to have
something wrong with him. if he never
purloins a rose," I insisted. "He is
lacking in something as certainly as
the fellow who never sees a rose on a
bush."
"There are plenty of them who don't
know they grow on bushes," she said
quickly. "They think they grow onl
on pretty girls' corsages."
I placed her a chair and she sank
into it, but slipped quickly out to its
edge and sat perched there, looking at
me with her keen, eager old eyes.
"I came to talk to you about Bar
bara Hemingray," she said at once
"This engagement of her to Ankony is
monstrous. There can be but one
reason for it, and that is that Dap
has been getting himself into some sort
of trouble that she has to get him put
of, and could 3ud no other way. Isn't
that it? You know, of course."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Corn Products Entrained.
The president of a western railroad
system was spending the week-end at
the country house of a friend in New
York, when one evening some refer
ence was made by a layman touching
the commercial greatness of the coun
try as evidenced by railroad opera
tions.
"What you say Is quite true," ol
served the head of the big system
"Do you know that if the corn prod
ucts in this country for the year jusl
ended were loaded into one train, the
engine thereof would be entering th
state of New Jersey just as the ca
boose was leaving Los Angeles
At this remark a woman prea*ni
could not suppress her astonishment
and incredulity. "How you men
exaggerate!" she exclaimed. "Yoi
know very well that even two engines
could not pull such a train!"—Tit
Sunday Magazine.
Huckleberry Finn.
D. A. McDaniel of Chicago, arrivec
In the city recently. He asked th
first thing about his old playmate, ])i
R. A. Gardner, and was nonplusec
when be learned that the doctor diet
just a year ago.
"The doctor," said Mr. McDanlei
"together with my brother James
Harry Hunstock, Clarence and Fraiil
Crout, were the five boys lost in thi
Hannibal cave along in the early sev
enties, on which Mark Twain bas*i
one of his famous stories. My bro'.L
er James was the inspiration of tut
famous author's character of HuaVlo
berry Finu."--Julacy (UL) WW*
NORTH DAKOTA NUBS
Real News of the Week in Strictly
Condensed Form*
Willow City.—Catholics of this place
recently dedicated a convent.
Fargo.—Ove Gram, who recently at
tempted suicide, is recovering rapidly.
Grand Forks.—The sale of the Red
Cross stamps has been lively in this
city.
Newburf*—A Are here was recently
extinguished by the liberal use of
snow.
Grand Forks.—Many North Dakot
ans won prizes at the Omaha corn ex
position.
Minot—The police have Issued an
order putting slot machines out of
business.
St. Thomas^—Arrangements have
been made here for new Are fighting
apparatus.
Fargo.—Captain Louis Dahlgren re
cently captured a deserter from the
U. S. army.
Dgvils Lake.—A new band has been
organized'here under the leadership of
Prof. Judges.
CarringLton.—John Slycourt, who, kil
led- Frank Batesole with a crowbar,
now puts up thie plea that it was in
self defense. ...
Grand Forks.—The embalmers.of the
state will meet in convention here Fe
bruary 22—24.
Barrie.—A few of our prominent cit
izens will spend a few months in Nor
way this winter.
Steele.—Editor- Wood of this place
recently proved up on a valuable quar
ter section ot land.
Bisbee.-—Twenty one tickets have
been sold this winter to countries
across the big pond.
Devils Lake.—Word has been recelv-.
ed here of a murder of an Indian on
the reservation by another Indian.
Dickinson.—The flour mill of this
city recently made a record of 650 bar
rels of flour for one day's grinding.
Minot.—The First Lutheran church
of this city celebrated its twenty-fifth
anniversary with great enthusiasm.
Fairmount.—A banquet was given to
about one hundred new settlers that
were brought to this place this year.
Minot.—It is estimated that nearly
$2,000,000 was paid out for hail losses
by the insurance companies this year.
Bismarck.—The Attorney General
exonerates the blind piggers from the
burning of Kenneth McKenzie at An
eta.
Kenmare.—Anton Jensen, a farmer
living near here, has built an elevator
for his use that will hold 8,000 bushels
of grain.
Lapgdon.—Two hundred pupils took
part in the recent corn growing con
test and the result was a good show
ing of corn.
Fargo.—William E. Kelley of this
place was struck by a street car in
Minneapolis, and is now in the hospital
in critical shape.
Weaver.—Jonathan Waldner lost his
new house and contents by fire. It cost
him recently $1400 and he carried but
litttle insurance.
Grand Forks.—Reports from various
small cities in the state show that
there is little apprehension regarding
the fuel supply.
Langdon.—The coal supply at this
place was short and Mayor Fox wired
Louis Hill of the G. N. for a supply
with good results.
Bowman.—Elmer Tew, ex-sheriff of
Adams county, recently died in Col
orado, where he moved a short time
ago for his health.
Bismarck.—Sam Derrick, division
superintendent for the Soo in North
Dakota, is now doing switching in the
yards at Minneapolis.
Williston.—The report of the regis
ter of deeds of Williams county shows
a net prbfit of $2,147.40 for the busi
ness done in November.
Mayville.—The state normal school
at this place has made many needed
improvements with the $75,000 voted
it by the last legislature.
Manitou.—Two elevators at this
place were destroyed by fire which or
iginated in the construction car of the
Western Union Telegraph company.
Minot.—The bail of Dr. Thor Moel
ler has been raised from $10,00 to $50,
000 and the bondsmen are looking after
him. He is somewhere in the west.
Kenmare.—J. E. Nichols was found
dead in his car of household goods
that he had billed to Medicine Hat.
The cause of his death is not known
Bismarck.—The Secretary of State
has issued charters to '.twenty-eight
new concerns with a capitalization of
over half a million for the entire lot.
McLeod.—Benjamin Johnson recent
ly filed on a forty acre tract of land
within half a mile of his village, the
value of which he places at $25 an
acre.
Grand Forks.—Two men were re
cently arrested for the theft of a suit
case. The authorities think they have
hold of two members of an organized
gang.
Fargo.—The losses of the Congrega
tional church have been adjusted by
the insurance companies. The church
society receive about five hundred dol
lars.
Linton.—Jesse Albright, a farmer
living near town has been diagnoses
for a disease that is pronounced gland
ers and has gone to Chicago for treat
ment.
Fargo.—The department of natural
ization has withdrawn its order as ta
Syrians not being eligible to citizen
ship. This affects quite a number in
the state.
Bismarck.—State Supt. Stockwell
has for the distribution among .the dif
ferent counties about three-quarters
of a million dollars belonging to the
school fund.
Cathay.—The new Methodist church
at this place has been dedicated.
Bismarck.—Three persons, brother
in-law, proved up recently and each
now own three quarter sections of
Morton county land earned since they
came here.
Englevale.—It is now believed that
Sam Gant who killed Louis Maxwell
at this place and who eluded several
sheriffs, has perished from the cold
and exposure.
Vallay City.—The Railroad commis
sioners at the Carrlngton meeting
made an order that no station may bo
closed by a railroad company without
an order of the board.
COUNTRY WHOSE SOIL SPELLS
WHEAT AND OUT OF WHOSE
FARMS THOUSANDS ARE
6R0WING RICH.
WHAT PRESIDENT TAFT AND
OTHERS THINK OF CANADA.
Another Fat Year for the Canadian
—West
Our Canadian neighbors to the north
are again rejoicing over an abundant
harvest, and reports from reliable
sources go to show that the total yield
tif 1909 will be far above that of any
other year.
It is estimated that $100,000,000
will this year go into the pockets of.
the Western farmers from wheat
alone, another 160,000,000 from oats
and barley, while returns from other
crops and from stock will add $40,
000,000 more. Is It any wonder then
that the farmers of the Canadian
West are happy?
Thousands of American farmers
have settled in the above mentioned
provinces during the past year men
who know the West and its possibili
ties, and who also know perhaps bet
ter than any other people, the best
methods for profitable farming.
President Taft said recently in
speaking of Canada:
"We have been going ahead so rap
idly in our own country that our heads
have been somewhat swelled with the
Idea that we are carrying on our shoul
ders all the progress there is in the
world. We have not been conscious
that there is on the north a young
country and a young nation that is
looking forward, as it well may, to a
great national future. They have
7,000,000 people, but the country is
still hardly scratched."
Jas. J. Hill speaking before the
Canadian Club of Winnipeg a few days
ago said:
"I go back for 53 years, when I
came West from Canada. At that time
Canada had no North-West. A young
boy or man who desired to carve his
own way had to cross the line, and
to-day it may surprise you—one out
of every five children born in Canada
lives in the United States. Now you
are playing the return match, and the
North-West is getting people from the
United States very rapidly. We
brought 100 land-seekers, mainly from
Iowa and Southern Minnesota, last
night out of St. Paul, going to the
North-West. Now, these people have
all the way from five, ten to twenty
thousand dollars each, and they will
make as much progress on the land in
one year as any one man coming from
the Continent of Europe can make, do
ing the best he can, in ten, fifteen, or
twenty years."
It is evident from the welcome
given American settlers in Canada
that the Canadian people appreciate
them. Writing from Southern Alberta
recently an American farmer says:—
"We are giving them some new
ideas about being good farmers, and
they are giving us some new ideas
about being good citizens. They have
a law against taking liquor into the
Indian Reservation. One of our fel
lows was caught on a reservation with
a bottle on him, and it cost him $50.
One of the Canadian Mounted Police
found him, and let me tell you, they
find everyone who tries to go up
against the laws of the country.
"On Saturday night, every bar-room
is closed, at exactly 7 o'clock. Why?
Because it is the law, and it's the
same with every other law. There
isn't a bad man in the whole district,
and a woman can come home from
town to the farm at midnight if she
wants to, alone. That's Canada's idea
how to run a frontier they have cer
tainly taught us a lot.
"On the other hand, we are running
their farms for them better than any
other class of farmers. I guess I
can say this without boasting, and the
Caandians appreciate us. We turn
out to celebrate Dominion Day they
are glad to have us help to farm the
country they know how to govern
we know how to work."
Another farmer, from Minnesota,
who settled in Central Saskatchewan
some years ago, has the following to
say about the country:—
"My wife and I have done well enough
since we came from the States we cah
live anyway. We came in the spring of
1901 with the first carload of settlers'
effects unloaded in these parts and
built the first shanty between Sas
katoon and Lumsden. We brought
with our car of settlers' effects'the!
sum of $1800 in cash, to-day we are
worth $40)000. We 'proved up' one
of the finest farms in Western Canada
and bought 320 acres at $3 per acre.
We took good crops off the land for
four years, at the end of which we
had $8000 worth of Improvements in
the way of buildings, etc., and had
planted three acres of trees. Two
years ago we got such a good offer
that we sold our land at $45 per acre.
From the above you will see that we
have not done badly since our ar
rival."
Prof. Thomas Shaw of St Paul, Min
nesota, with a number of other well
known editors of American farm jour
nals, toured Western Canada recently,
and in an interview at Winnipeg said
in part:—
"With regard to the settlement of
the West I should say that it is only
well begun. I have estimated that in
Manitoba one-tenth of the land has
been broken, in Saskatchewan one
thirtieth and in Alberta, one-hundred
and seventy-fifth. I am satisfied that
in all three provinces grain can bo
grown successfully up to the sixtieth
parallel and in the years to come your
vacant landwill be taken at a rate
of which you have at present no con
ception. We have enough people in
th6 United States alone, who want
homes, to take up this land.
"What you must do in Western Can
ada is to raise more live stock. When
you are doing what you ought to do
in this regard, the land which is now
selling for $20 per acre will be worth,
from $50 to $100 pre acre. It is as
good land as that which is selling for
more than $100 per acre in the corn
belt.
"I would rather raise cattle in West
ern Canada than in the corn belt of
the United States. You can get your
food cheaper and the climate is bet
ter for the purpose. We have, a bet
ter market, but your market will im
prove taster than your farmers will
produce the supplies. Winter wheat
can be grown in one-half of the coun
try through which I have passed, and
alfalfa and one of the varieties of
clover in three-fourths ot it. The
farmers do not -believe this, but it is
true."
Keeping pace with •wheat produc
tion, the growth of railways has been
quite as wonderful, and the whole
country from Winnipeg to the Rocky
Mountains will soon be a net-work of
trunk and branch lines. Three great
transcontinental lines are pushing
construction in every direction, and
at each siding the grain elevator is
to be found. Manitoba being the
first settled province, has now an ele
vator capacity of upwards of 25,000,000
bushels, Saskatchewan 20,000,00, and
Alberta about 7,000,000, while the ca
pacity of elevators at Fort William
and Port Arthur, on the Great Lakes,
is upwards of 20,000,000 more.
Within the provinces of Manitoba,.
Saskatchewan and Alberta there are
flour and oatmeal mills with a com
bined capacity of 25,000 barrels per
day, and situated along some famous
water powers in New Ontario, there
are larger mills than will be found
anywhere in the Prairie Provinces.
Last year the wheat crop totaled
over 100,000,000 bushels. This year
the crop will yield 30,000,000 more. A
recent summary shows that on the 1st
of January, 1909, the surveyed lands
of the three western provinces, totaled
134,000,000 acres, of which about 32,
000,000 have been given as subsidies to
railways, 11,000,000 disposed of in oth
er ways and 38,000,00 given by the
Canadian Government as free home
steads, being 236,000 homesteads of
160 acres each. Of this enormous ter
ritory, there is probably under crop
at the present time less than 11,000,
000 acres what the results will be
when wide awake settlers have taken
advantage of Canada's offer and are
cultivating the fertile prairie lands,
one can scarcely imagine.
Ancients Wore Sheath Gowns.
It need not be supposed that even
feminine fashions can evolve some
thing new under the sun. A learned
Egyptologist discloses that the sheath
gown was popular among the ladies of
the Nile 15 centuries before the Chris
tian Era. One gown was made of fine
linen, adorned with elaborate designs.
The professor thinks that the slit in
the side was intended to display the
wearer's precious anklets. These an
cient ladies also dressed their hair
elaborately with puffs and padding.
They painted their faces and lips, as
shown by rouge and pomade jars. All
of this is reassuring to man who may
have thought that some of the modern
developments of the dressmaker were
without precedent in their eccen
tricity. Once more is demonstrated
the fit coupling on the words "eter
nal" and "feminine."
Rather Ambiguous.
The Rev. Mr. Dozen had not gained
the golden opinions of his congrega
tion, who were unanimous in assert
ing that he was foolish and conceited.
He considered himself greatly slan
dered, and, meeting an old German
friend of his in the street one day,
began to retail his woes, ending up by
saying:
"And the church warden aotually
called me a perfect ass. My cloth pre
vented me from resenting insults, but
I think I shall refer to it in the pulpit
next Sunday. What would you ad
vise?"
"Mine friendt," replied the German
soothingly, "I know not, hut I tink dat
all you can do vill be youst to bray
for them as usual!"—Detroit News
Tribune.
Is Prayer Geographical?
Not long ago, in an important coun
ty in Ohio, the women and others
prayed that it would go "dry" and it
did. A few days later, the people in
Nassau and Suffolk counties, Long Is
land, prayed that these counties would
become desiccated and a count of
the votes showed that there was noth
ing doing. In both cases only those
people prayed who were accustomed
to that form of weapon. According
ly there is a strong suggestion that
prayer, like the tariff, is. a local
issue.
Important to Mothers.
Examine earefully every bottle ot
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Bears the
Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
The Noisy One.
Bacon—Every man in the concern
belongs to the Anti-Noise society but
one.
Egbert—And who is that one?
"The ^ilent partner."
Mrs. Wlnglow's Soothing Syrnp.
For children teething, Boftena the Bums, roducea to
Summation, alluy pain, cures wind
coliu. 25c a bottle.
We don't blame a man for growling
if his wife treats him like a dog.

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