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TIIE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
PR
of the PARSONAGE '.
CHAPTER XII Continued.
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"To nre mistaken, futlicr. Jerry la
all right, mid always was, I nm sure.
It la nothing lllto (lint. I told lilm to
go. and not to come again. Tliut In
ill."
"Hut If ho should eonio buck now "
"It would ho just (he (mine. Don't
worry nhout It, futlicr. It's nil right"
"Prudence," he mild, more .tenderly.
"we have been the closest of friends
ihii compunlous, you and I, from the
very beginning. Always you have come
to me with your troubles and worrleH.
Have I ever fulled you? Why, then
do you go buck on hie now, when you
really need me?"
Prudence patted his shoulder nffeC'
tlouutely, hut her eyes did not meet
his. "I do not really need you now,
father. It Is all settled, and I am quite
Ratified. ' Things are all right with me
Just 118 they are." ,
Then he took a serious step, without
her knowledge. lie went fb Des
Moines, and hud a visit with Jerry. He
found him thlutier, his face sterner,
his eyes darker. When the olllce boy
announced "Mr. Starr," Jerry ran
quickly out to greet him.
'"Is she all right?" he cried eagerly,
almost before he was within hulling
distance.
Mr. Starr did not mince matters.
"Jerry," he said abruptly, "did you and
I'rudence havj a qunrrel? She de
clines to tell me unything nbout It, and
after the conversations you and I huve
hud, I think I have a right to know
what has happened."
"Does she miss me? Does she seem
s.irry that I ain away? Does" His
voice was so boyish and bo eager there
Was no mistaking his uttitude towurd
Prudence.
"Look here, Jerry, wnnt to know.
Why are you stnying away?"
"Won't Prudence tell you?"
"No."
"Then I cnnnot. She made me prom
ise not to tell you a word. ISut It is
not my fault, Mr. Starr. I can tell you
that. It is nothing I have done or said.
She sent me uwny because she thinks
It was right for her to do so, and you
know I'rudence! It Is wrong, I know.
I knew It all the time. But I couldn't
make her see it. And she made me
promise not to tell."
In the end Mr. Starr went back to
(he parsonage no wiser than he left,
save that he now knew that Jerry was
really not to blame, and that he held
himself ready to return to her ou a
moment's notice.
The Ladies of the Methodist church
Were puzzled and exasperated. They
Went to the parsonage, determined to
"find out what's what." But when they
sat with Prudence, and looked at the
frail, pathetic little figure, with the
mournful eyes they could only sigh
with her and go their ways.
The twins continued to play In the
great maple, even when the leaves
were fallen. "It's a dandy place,
tell you. Prudence," cried Carol. "Jer
ry didnt have time to put up the rope
before Connie pulled hira down,, but
we've fixed It ourselves, and it Is sin
ply grand. You can go up and swing
any time you like unless your Joints
are too stiff! It's a very serious mat
ter getting up there for stiff joints,
of course, I mean. Lark and I get up
easy enough."
For a moment Prudence sat silent
with Quivering Hps. Then she burst
out with unusual passion, "Don't you
ever dare climb that tree again as
long as you live, twins! Mind what
I say !"
Lark looked thoughtfully out of the
window,- and Carol swallowed hard.
It was she who said gently, "Why, of
course, Prue just as you say."
On the dny before Christmas an In
sured package was delivered at the
parsonage for Prudence. A letter was
with it, and she read that first.
"My dearest little sweetheart: I
chose this gift for you long before I
had the right to do it. I was keeping
It until the proper moment But the
moment came, and went again. Still
I want y u to huve the gift. Please
wear it, for my sake, for I shall be
happy knowing it is where it ought to
be, even though I myself am banished.
I love you, Prudence Whenever you
send for me, I am ready to come. En
tirely and always yours, Jerry."
With trembling fingers she opened
the little package. It contained a ring,
with a brilliant diamond flashing my
riad colors before her eyes.- And Pru
dence kissed it passionately, many
times.
Two hours later, she went quietly
downstairs to , where the rest of the
family were decorating a Christmas
tree. She showed the ring to them
- gravely.
"Jerry sent it to me," she said. "Do
you think Jt is all right for me to wear
It, father?"
A thrill of hopeful expectancy ran
through the little group.
"Yes, Indeed," declared her father.
"How beautiful It is ! Is Jerry coming
to spend Christmas with us?" i
j "Why, no, father he is not coming
It nil any more. I thought you under
stood thnt."
An awkward illence, and Carol came
brightly to the rescue. "It certainly is
a beauty! I thought It was very kind
of Professor Duckle to send Lark nnd
mo n five-pound box of chocolates, but
,r course this is ever so much nicer.
Jerry's a bird, I say."
"A bird I" mocked Fairy. "Such lan
guage." Lrk -came to her twin's defense.
"Yes, a bird that's Just what he Is."
, Carol smiled. "We saw him use his
wings when Connie yanked him out of
the big mnple. didn't we. Lark?" Then,
''Did you send him anything, Prue?"
Prudence hesitated, and answered
without the slightest accession of col
or. "Yes. Carol. I had my picture
UD
ENCE
(Bobba-Merrlll, Copyright, 1010)
taken when T was In Burlington, and
sent It to him."
"Your picture! Oh, Prudence!
Where lire they? Aren't you going to
give us one?"
"No, Carol. I had only one mnde
for Jerry. There aren't any more."
"Well," sighed Lark resignedly. "U
a pretty Idea for my hook, anyhow."
From that (lay on Prudence alwuys
wore the sparkling ring and the wom
en of the Melhodlst church neurly had
mental paralysis marveling over a
man who gave a dlunmnd ring and
never came n-woolng! And a girl who
accepted and wore his offering, with
nothing to say for the man I And It
wus the consensus of opinion In Mount
Mark that modem lovers were mostly
cruzy, anyhow!
And springtime came again.
Now the twins were alwuys original
In their amusements. They never fol
lowed blindly nfter (he dictates of cus
tom. And when other girls played
"catch" with dainty rubber balls, the
twins took uuto themselves a big and
heavy croquet ball found In the Avery
woodshed. To be sure. It stung and
bruised their hands. What matter? At
any rute, they continued endangering
their lives and beuuties by reckless
pitching of the ungainly plaything.
One Friday evening nfter school
they were amusing themselves on the
parsonage lawn with this huge ball.
When their father turned In, they ran
up to him with a sporting proposition.
"Bet you a nickel, papa," cried
Carol, "that you can't throw this ball
as fur ns the schoolhouse woodshed !
By the way, will you lend me a nickel,
papa?"
He took the ball and weighed It light
ly In his hnnd. "I'm an nutl-betting
society," he declared, laughing, "but I
very strongly believe It will cnrry to
the schoolhouse woodshed. If It does
not, I'll give you five cents' worth of
candy tomorrow. And if It does, you
shall put un extra nickel In the collec
tion next Sunday."
Then he drew back his arm and care
fully sighted across (he lawn. "I'll
send It right between the corner of the
house nnd that little cedar," he said,
and then, bending low, it whizzed from
his hnnd.
Lark screamed, and Cnrol sank faint
ing to the ground. For nn instant Mr.
Starr himself stood swaying. Then he
And Springtime Came Again.
rushed across the lawn. For Prudence
had opened the front door and stepped
quickly out on the walk by the corner
of the house. The heavy ball struck
her on the forehead and she fell heav
ily, without a moan.
CHAPTER XIII.
Fate Takes Charge. '
For hours Prudence lay unconscious,
with two doctors in close attendance.
Fary, alert but calm, was at hand to
give them service.
It is a significant thing that in bitter
anguish and grief, Christians find com
fort and peace in prayer. Outsiders, as
well as Christians, pray in times of
danger and mental stress, pray, and
pray, and pray again, . and continue
still in the agony and passion of grief
and fear.- And yet they pray. But
Christians pray, and And confidence
and serenity. Sorrow may remain, but
anguish Is stilled.
Mount Mark considered thlrfa unique
parsonage family. Their liveliness,
their gayety, their love of fun, seemed
a little inapropos in the setting of a
Methodist parsonage.
"They ain't sanctimonious enongh
by half," declared old Ilarvey Reel, the
bus driver, "but, by Jings! I tell you
they are dandies!"
But as a matter of fact every one
of the family, from Connie up, had a
characteristic parsonage heart. When
they were worried, or frightened, or
grieved, they prayed. Fairy passing
up the stairs with hot water for the
doctors, whispered to her father as he
turned in to his own room, "Keep on
praying, father. I can't stop now, be
cause they need me. But I'm praying
every minute between errands!" And
Mr. Starr, kneeling beside his bed, did
pray and the stony despair in his
eyes died out, and be came from the
little room quiet, and confident, and
calm.
Connie, seeking (a secluded corner
to flpray for Prudence." had passed the,
door of the dupgeou, and paused A
fitting placet So she turned in at
once, and in the farthest and darkest
ByETHEL hueston
corner, she knelt on the hard Hour and
pruyed, and nobbed herMelf (o sleep,
Lurk remained loyally with Carol
until consciousness returned lo her. An
soon as she was able to walk, the two
went silently to the barn, and climbed
Into the much-loved haymow. There
they lay flat on the hay, faces down
ward, each with mi .urui across, t lie
other's shoulder, praying fervently,
after a time they rose nd crept Into
the house where they waited patiently
until Fairy came down ou one of her
numerous errands.
"Is she better?" they whispered. And
Fairy answered gently, "I think she Is
a little better." Then the twins. In no
way deceived, went back to the buy-
mow again.
Fairy prepared a hasty supper, and
arranged It on the kitchen table. Sho
drank a cup of hot coffee, and went In
search of her father. "Go and eat,
dndsle," she urged. But ho shook his
head.
"1 am not hungry, but send the girls
to the table at ence."
On their next trip Into the house,
Fnlry stopped the twins. "Get Connie
nnd eat your supper. It's Just a cold
lunch, nnd Is already on the kitchen
table. You must help yourselves I
can't come now."
The twins did not speak, and Fnlry
went hurriedly up the stairs once more,
"I do not think I can eat." said Curol,
"We'd better take away about half
of this food, and hide It. Then she will
think we have already eaten."
This novel plan was acted upon with
promptitude and the twins went back
to the haymow. When it grew durk
they slipped into the kitchen and hud
died together on the woodbox beside
the stove. And down to them present
ly came Fairy, smiling, her eyes tear-
brightened.
"She Is better!" cried Carol, spring
ing to her feet .
"Yes," said Fairy, dropping on her
knees nnd burying her face In Lurk's
lap, as she still But on the woodbox.
"She's better. She is better." Lurk
patted the heaving shoulders In
motherly way, nnd when Fnlry lifted
her face again It wns all serene,
though her lushes, were wet
' "She Is conscious," said Fnlry, still
on her knees, but with her head
thrown hack, nnd smiling. "She re
gained consciousness, a little while
ago. There Is really nothing serious
the matter. It was a hard knock, but
it missed the temple. When she be
came conscious, she looked up nt fa
ther and smiled. Father looked per
fectly awful, twins, so pale, and his
lips were trembling. And Prudence
said, 'Now, father, on your word of
honor, did you knock me down with
thnt ball on purpose?' She spoke very
low nnd weak, but Just like Pru
dence! Father couldn't say a word;
he just nodded, and gulped. She has
a little fever, and the doctors say we
may need to work with her part of
the night Father said to ask If you
would go to bed now, so you can get
up early in the morning and help us.
I am to stay with Tnidence tonight,
but you may have to take turns In the
morning. And you'll have to get break
fast, too. So father thinks you would
better go to bed. Will you do that,
twlnnies?"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
TRIFLES THAT MEAN MUCH
Overlooked, They Cause Unhappiness
Among Married Folk Woman's
Two Commandments.
Married folk make desperate efforts
to be Interested In each other's affairs,
and sometimes they succeed, for they
manage to stand each other's dullness.
They assert their egotism in turns. He
te'lls the same stories several times.
He takes her for a country walk and
forgets to give her tea, and she never
remembers that he hates her dearest
friend Mabel. Where the rift grows
more profound is when trifles such as
these are overlooked, and particularly
where a man hus work that he loves,
or to which he is used, which is much
the same thing. In early days the
woman's attitude to a man's work
varies a good deal, but she generally
suspects It a little. She may tolerote
it because she loves him, and all that
is his is noble. Later, if this work is
very profitable, or If it is work which
leads to honor, she may take a pride
in it but even then she will generally
grudge It the time and the energy it
costs. She loves him, not his work.
She, will seldom confess this, even to
herself, bat she will generally lay down
two commandments:
1. Thou shnlt love me.
2. Thou shnlt succeed so that I may
love thee. W. L. George, In the Atlan
tic
Never Out of Date.
We are inclined tosmile at the
quaint costumes that our grandparents'
wore, and at their rather stilted, for
mal manners. We dispense with a
great many things which were consid
ered Important a hundred years ago,
But patient ploddln? perseverance,
sticking to a thing till you finish it isj
held In as high esteem In the twentieth.
century as it was in the elgteenth. In
dustry and patience are never out of
date.
f For Amateurs.
A motion picture camera that uses
glass plates instead of Sims and also
can be used to project pictures has
been invented in Europe for amateurs.
A Square Funnel.
The Inventor of a new square funnel
contends It operates more rapidly than
a round one, which causes a rotary mo
tion In liquids and deify s their flow.
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SUP Their Care and GiMvafiorv S3
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A Red
AROUND THE GARDEN
By L. M. BENNINGTON.
Mark for attention next seuson, or
this full, such plants as seem to be a
trifle "off" in health. Old clumps of
,perennluls phlox, antheinls, aquileglu,
dlcentra anil many others may need
division of their roots and the rejec
tion of all thut do not seem perfectly
strong and healthy. This work can be
done in April or May as well as Octo
ber. If the flower heads of perennial
phlox nre cut away as soon as they
have developed all their blossoms, the
small branches which frequently form
a little below the old cluster will often
produce very pretty little panicles of
bloom. Of course they will luck the
size of the earlier clusters, but they
will be otherwise quite as fine as fur
as they go. If the old flower heads are
not cut off these embryo branches sel
dom develop.
In a dry season a garden always
needs extra care. Leaves will turn
yellow and fall and the flowers will
soon wlthor and present un unsightly
appearance ns they cling to the slats.
Go over the grounds at least every
other day and take whatever hns
fallen and remove faded blossoms.
Keep the dahlias well tied up. Thin
out the plants thnt nre Inclined to pro
duce so many branches that the air
cannot circulate freely through them.
If the season Is dry, It will be neces
sary to apply at least a pailful of wa
ter daily to each plant. Keep the
ground well hoed nnd mulch It with
grass clippings from the lawn. Apply
water after sunset and see that it gets
close to the base of the plants. For
this purpose use a watering pot with a
long spout.
Get some of those unique Texas rain
lilies which bloom two or three days
after a rain. Plant them not later than
the middle of June in a rich, light soil.
four Inches deep, and where they will
get plenty of sun, and they will bloom
until August
Well-decayed manure Is a much bet
ter fertilizer than commercial fertiliz
er, because it supplies humus, thus
improving the capacity of the soil for
holding moisture and admitting the
air to the roots.
If you want a subtropical effect.
plant a round bed with a few castor-
oil plants In the middle, with tall-
growing cannas circling them, using
elephants' ears for the border.
If you want a wholesome and re
freshing perfume in the house, sow
mignonette every two weeks until the
middle of July ; cut great sheaves of it
every day for the living quarters.
If you would prolong the season of
blooming and enhance the beauty of
the flowers, keep all seedpods snipped
off.
Just as soon as the shrubs have pro
duced their annual crop of blooms they
should be pruned, thinned, cultivated,
fertilized and mulched. This also ap
plies to perennials. .
Don't expose palms, etc., f o the full
sunshine those that have been grow
ing all winter and spring in the house.
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f There Are Old Fruit Trees on the Home Grounds Do Not Destroy Them,
Prune Them and Keep Them in Shape, Their Flowering Beauty Is One
. cf the Most Beautiful Pictures In Spring Time,
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Plunge their pots Into the earth to the
rim and construct a lath or slut house
over them thnt will allow the sunshine
to shift on them. This is done by
nulling the sluts two Inches apart
One part of nitrate of soda to four
parts bonemeul forms a fertilizer for
a sandy soil. Apply one ounce to
squure yard of surfnee. Large und
brilliant flowers will follow the appll
cation of this fertilizer.
Don't try to grow heliotrope in
heavy, sour soil, but give it rich, por
ous earth, composed or leaf mold, thor
oughly rotted manure, und sand to
make It friable. Give it good druinuge
und plenty of water and plant It in the
sunshine.
The best time for planting perennial
seed Is Just as soon as it mntures In
other words, follow Nature, who casts
her seed upon the ground, and they at
once grow. The tender seedlings
should have some sort of natural or
artificial shade, careful watering nnd
weeding, and by full they will be
sturdy plants. Even the hardiest vari
eties must have some protection the
first winter.
House plants that hnve done duty In
the window garden, and those intend
ed for duty there next winter, must be
given as near a complete rest os possi
ble. Invite them to be lazy by giving
them poor soil and only enough water
to keep them healthy. Cut buck se
verely and pinch off every bud ns it
appeurs. During the summer time is
your opportunity to trim and train
your window plants to good form.
SEASONABLE NOTES
For worms In the flower pots, take
one teaspoonful of ground white pep
per to a quart of boiling water; or.
two teaspoonuls of strong ground
mustard to a quart of boiling water.
Let cool a little and saturate the soil.
In the hands of an experienced per
so-j liquid manure Is of great value,
but In the hands of a novice, disnster
to the plant may result from using it
too strong, or when the plant Is at rest.
Begcpias must have heat, a moist
atmosphere and shade. The dust and
dryness of the average air In the sit
ting room is very unfavorable to them.
To keep the air moist have a water
tight tray of zinc, of any desired size,
and keep It full of water, with a little
charcoal in It to keep It sweet. Set a
brick In the water and rest the pots
on the brick.
PHLOX FOR THE GREENHOUSE
Perennial phlox makes splendid pot
plants for the greenhouse when treated
after the manner of chrysanthemums.
Make cuttings as soon as the shoots
are about two Inches long. Root them
In small pots, moving them along Into
six-Inch pots and when these are filled
with roots feed with liquid manure.
For potting soil use good loam two
parts and well-rotted manure one part
Grow the plants outside with the pots
plunged to the rim In earth. Only pat
them in the greenhouse to finish. Wa
ter liberally throughout the summer.
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FAN MEANS MUCH IN JAPAN
Every Natlvs Carries One and It Has
Much Significance, According
As It Is Used.
It Is no exaggernilon to say that In
Japun everybody curries a fun, and a
fun meuns a great muiiy things, ac
cording us It Is used.
There Is nn enormous variety of
fans. The cheapest und most usual
forms ure fumillar to everyone. One
of the most curious varieties is the
Iron war fan. This was invented in
the eleventh century for the use of
military commsoders, either for direc
tion of their soldiers or us u shield for
defence'. It is made of leather or Iron.
The water funs nre made of bamboo,
and ure thinly lacquered, so that they
may be dipped In wuter toecure extra
coolness while fuunliig. Another kind
Js the revolving white fan, which clings
urout.d Its stick, und can hu rolled up.
Another strong, flat paper fun Is used
us bellows to blow the churcoul fire In
the kitchen.
The "agl" are folding fans. They
nre pulnted with flowers and tied with
white silk. These ure the court fans,
und different flowers are appropriated
by different greut fumllles.
Sometimes an Innocent-looking fan
case holds a dagger, while preachers
carry notes on their sermons In theirs.
All the old legends are told by the ar
rangement of houses, figures and birds
pulnted on the fuces of the funs. An
endless etiquette is Involved In the use
of funs.
Wltli the Japanese, in fact, the fan
is an emblem of life. The rivet end Is
the starting poiut, and ns the ruys of
the fun expand so the road of life
widens out towards u prosperous fu
ture.
The Overt Act Again.
I!flly and Nemo were great friends.
Billy wus a gout nnd Nemo a young
thoroughbred bull. They spent muny
hours each day, heads together, push
ing one another about, the bull's great
er weight doing all the pushing. The
wnole barn lot was dug up by Billy's
sharp hoofs. One day, when engaged
in their favorite pastime, Nemo's stub
by horns became locked In Billy's curly
ones. It seemed for a time that they
could not "let go." Then Nemo gave
n mighty toss of his head, throwing
Billy cleur over him. Hilly landed
right side up with a shrill cry that
seemed to say, "You're too dinged
rough." He pranced around In front
of Nemo nnd with a mighty burst of
speed planted a "knockout" blow In
the center of Nemo's forehead. With
a stifled moan. Nemo fell to the ground
for the count." Billy surveyed the
wreck, then strode haughtily away.
but never nfter were Billy and Nemo
seen In their old sport Indianapolis
News.
Germs of Malaria Hibernate in Man
M. B. Mitzmaln of the United States
public health service, went mosquito
hunting in Mississippi between Febru
ary and June, 1915. He wanted to
find out where the malaria germs hi
bernated. There Is little or no ma
luria during the winter. He caught
more than 2,000 anopheles mosquitoes,
all females, but not one of them con
tained the parasites. At the same
time he examined the blood of 1,184
human beings and found that 402 of
them carried the germs.
From this he came to the conclusion
that man and not the mosquito is re
sponsible for perpetuating malaria
from season- to season. Which leads
the Scientific American to suggest
that the way to rid mosquitoes of ma
laria Is to exterminate men.
Caring for Watch at Night
The care of the watch at night or
when it is not In use Is an Important
item, concerning which the bureau of
standards states: "At night, or when
the watch is not in use. It is desirable
to leave the watch In the same posi
tion as during the day, and preferably
in some place where it will not be
subject to any great temperature
change. : If it is desirable to leave the
watch In a horizontal position during
the night for the sake of compensat
ing any considerable gaining or losing
of the watch In the pendant-up posi
tion, to avoid marked temperature
changes should be observed, and the
regularity with which such a change
of position Is carried out may be as
Important as regularity of winding.
Apology and Disavowal.
When the lights went out Mr. and
Mrs. Occy Wattles were entertaining
company friends of Mrs. Wattles,
but comparative strangers to Occy.
They sat and talked through the dark
age, and when the current was re
stored Occy was seen furtively to
take his pocketbook out of his shoe
and return It to his pocket
"What did you do that for?" Mrs.
Wattles demanded after the visitors
had gone. "I never was so mortified
In my life!"
Well." he admitted, "I guess that
was a little raw. I ought'a' waited
until they left before I put It back."
Kansas City Star.
Hens "Lie' Not "Lay."
Our chicken editor is. nursing a
grouch. When he left home the other
day 40 hens were bragging about what
they had done or were going to do that
dny for the prosperity of the country.
On his return he found that eight had
laid and the rest of the bunch had
prevaricated. Richmond Virginian.
A Loyal Kid.
Father What did the teacher say
when she heard you swear?
Tommy She asked where I learned
It.
Father What did you tell her?
Tommy I didu't want to give you
away, pa, so I blamed it on the parrot
Mutual Concessions.
"Jabs and his wife are an ideally
happy couple. They never quarreL"
"How do they manage U?"
"He eats everything she cooks and
she believes everything he tells her."
Nothing Held Back.
Lawyer "Now, you must keep noth
ing from me." Client "I haven't I
paid you every cent I had In the world
for your retainer."
MOTHER! LOOK AT.
CHILD'S TONGUE
cross, feverish, constipated,
give "California Syrup
of Figs."
A laxative today saves a sick child,
tomorrow. Children simply will not
take the time froia play to empty their
bowels, which become clogged up with
waste, liver gets sluggish; stomach
sour.
Look at the tongue, mother I If coat
ed, or your child Is listless, cross, fev
erish, breath bud, restless, doesn't eat
heartily, full of cold or has sore throatt
or any other children's ailment, give a
teaspoonful of "California Syrup of
Figs," then don't worry, because It la
perfectly harmless, and In a few hours
all this constipation poison, sour biltt
nnd fermenting waste will gently
move out of the bowels, and you have
a well, playful child again. A thor
ough "Inside cleansing" is ofttlmes all
that Is necessary. It should be the
first treatment given In any sickness.
Beware of counterfeit fig syrups.
Ask at the store for a 50-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of Figs," which has
full directions for babies, children of
all ages and for grown-ups plainly
printed on the bottle. Adv.
Husband's 6oft Answer.
She was waiting for him.
Gathering her brows like, gathering
storm, nursing her wrath to keep it
warm, and when he entered the room
the began:
"This is a nice time of night"
"I er know I'm late," he hastily
fnterrupted, "but I couldn't help It;
my dear. Club had er big discus
sion on female beauty."
"And what had you to do witli
that?" demanded the fretful wife.
"More'n anyone else. I was the one
er who hud the most beautful
wife, an'--er course, the best author
ity on female beauty, an' "
"Why don't you take off your over
coat, Henry? Let me get your slip
pers for you. It's awful cold outside;
I think you must be half frozen."
Half a minute later Henry was safe
ly ensconced in his easy chair with his
wife at his feet putting his slippers
on. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Teamster's Life Saved.
WRITES LETTER THAT IS WORTH
READING VERY CAREFULLY.
Peterson Broi.: I was afflicted with a
very severe sore on my leg for years. I
am a teamster. I tried ail medicines and'
aires, but without success. I tried doc
tors, but they failed to cure me. I couldn't
lleep for many nights from pain. Doctors
said I could not live for more than two,
years. Finally Peterson's Ointment was
recommended to me and by its use the
sore was entirely healed. Thankfully yours,
William Haase, West Park, Ohio, Mar. 22,
1915, rare P. G. Reitz, Box 199.
Peterson says: "I am proud of the above
letter and have hundreds of others thaa
tell of wonderful cures of Eczema, Piles
and Skin Diseases."
Peterson's Ointment is 25 cents at all
druggists, and there isn't a broad minded
druggist in America that won't praise
It. Adr.
Sound Advice.
The successful man of business was
giving his son sound advice.
"My boy," said he, "whatever you dcr
don't brag."
"No, father," said the young man,
dutifully.
"At least, not until after you havs
done It"
"And then?"
"Then," said the father, slowly, "If
you were clever enough to do It really
well, you will be clever enough to
know that It's not worth bragging
nbout"
FRECKLES
Mow I til Tim to Got Bid ot TheM 1
i ir spot.
There's no longer the slightest need ot
feeling ashamed of your freckles, as tha
prescription othlne double strength la
guaranteed to remove these homely spots.
Simply get an ounce of othlne double,
strength from your druggist, and apply s
little of It night and morning and you
should soon see that even the worst freckles,
have begun to disappear, while the lighter
ones have vanished entirety. It Is aeldom;
that more than one ounce is needed to com
pletely clear the skin and gain a beautiful
clear complexion.
Be sure to ask for the double strength i
othlne, as this la sold under guarantee ot
money back If It fails to remove freckles.
Adv.
Explaining the Tears.
At a golden wedding an entertain-.
ment was given to the surrounding
tenantry of the aged couple. At the,
close of the proceedings the host rose
and relieved his feelings In an elo
quent speech.
"Look at that, now, Pat," whispered
an old Irishwoman, nudging her hus
band's elbow. "Did you see the poor
ould masther wid the tears In the eyesi
of him?"
"Shure, on' why wouldn't he be
cry'InT' wns her husband's retort "an
he married to the same woman fur.
fifty years 1"
SKIN-TORTURED BABIES
81eep, Mothers Rest After Treatment
With Cuticura Trial Free.
Send today for free samples of Cuti
cura Soap and Ointment and learn how
quickly they relieve itching, burning
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ment of baby rashes, eczema nnd itch-
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It clear by using Cuticura exclusively.
Free sample each by mull with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept L,
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv, .
A Semiprecious Stone.
"Is she Interesting?"
"No, cold as a stone."
"Oh, I see; a sort of Jade, eh?"
Dr. Pierce's Pellets are beat for liver,
bowels and stomach. One little Pellet for
a laxative three for a cathartic Adv.
Prince Rupert Grand Trunk railway
nrydock cost $2,000,000.
g"1 -- - - 11 1 J
When Your Eves Need Care
Try Murine Eye Remedy
ITo Bmartlrf J net Py Cotuftort. W -Mint
irr-rcirtB or mKlL Wiita fur Vnt) Sr Book
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