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a THE LIVING MEMORYi
: ÏW By MILDRED WHITE. K John Haggles swung about In the re ■ voicing chair before his desk, to gaze ■ over the high roofs beneath the glaring ■ July sun. There it was again, that ■ evasive memory of something sweet B and half forgotten ! What had hap ■ pened to him in his heretofore satls B fled middle age, that vague longings i should reach out from the past? ■ Business and Its success had for I years absorbed him, blotting out all B that had been before, making wealth B alone his goal. Now,- wealth was B achieved, what had it brought him? ■ Llllias had dropped out of his life B so long ago he had lost regard for R her when she had chosen in preference B to himself a sort of wandering nomad B for a husband. Will had been a dreamy B Idealist, while he, John Ruggles, even Bln that long ago, showed unmlstak Bable business promise. |; It was In his youthful engineering ■ capacity that he had visited the little ■ village almost burled beneath Its en Bclrcllng hills. Llllias had met him In ■the quaint flower garden of her home, Band It had been Will who took him ■there. Will, who, lazily curious about ■John's work, had made friends with ■the engineer upon the highway. Will ■had been kind to the stranger, had ■made it pleasant for him In the lone lily village, offering the hospitality of ■ils ovii small home. ■ Buggies had heen glad to ac fcept. There were valuable nooks on the ■crude shelves of Will's one roomed (habitation—interesting curios from all of the world—and Will had tak |n him to see Llllias; when the engl fceer looked into the girl's rare blue i e 1 e f eS ' he d f,? ded t0 J ,n f ■tely in the village Decided calmly. |o win her from the man whom she ■oved and make her his own, and John piuggles had failed ; that was all. i Th « n he went back to the great city wTiere bluebell eyes and fair faces are ■'but a thing apart," and not "man's »-hole existence." Many women had ■ome and gone in John Ruggles' life ■Ince that youthful time, and he had Been content to let them go ; without ■ompanlonshlp of womgn his life seem ■d complete. But now— K Across the tall chimney tops ro kance called to him, flaunting a mem Bry not unmixed with pain, of a grass Iroivn village street, a quaint old gar Ben set back behind a cedar hedge; fcnd about the garden In his memory Bream moved the girl Lillian. I John Ruggles turned abruptly to Bress an electric button. He would hu mor his fancy, satisfy this claihorlng bnpulse, by a walk down that same linage street, a peep Into the old gar lien which upon actual observation Irould undoubtedly lose Its fanciful ■parm. I Llllias had married Will ; poverty pen must be her dower. Uncared for ■omen do not as a rule grow In at Sfacttveness. Reality should forever ilence this tormenting memory, so In fcpllcably awakened. ||But first he must dismiss the new ■enographer whose work his secretary pd pronounced hopeless. Again John Higgles pressed the electric button, pkas the secretary who responded. ■The new stenographer had not re torted that day for business," he ex ■llned, "and her dismissal would be ■necessary. Realizing her own un jtness for the position, the girl had ■ephoned a resignation. Unbusiness ■e to the last In method," he added ■lllngly. ■The great man paused reaching for ■ hat. "I recall the young person," Bsaid "She possessed at least the flhltty of respectful courtesy." The ■retary bowed. "With a personality ■te too diffident for office work," he ■lied, "as one could tell from a ■nee of her eyes." ■Her eyes." the casual remark came ■John Ruggles like a flash of Inspir Bbn. Here was the solution of his Bakened memory, the eyes of the llt ■ stenographer he suddenly recol ■ted were strangely like the bluebell Hs of Llllias. ■Life was unsatisfying," he told him Bf as he crossed the marble floor ■lie railroad station, "wealth, power, ■at had they to do with happiness ■ elusive? Where might It be ■nd?" phe village street was unchanged, B familiar houses too, like those of ■terday. Suddenly the man drew In his ■nth while his eyes widened as If ■ing a vision. For about the garden fcved gracefully a girl In white, and ■her hair a rose. ps he lingered unbelievingly, she kne toward him, her bluebell eyes arching his across the hedge, then e smiled. rOh ! Mr. Ruggles," his recent sten papher exclaimed, "you came away ft to see me? I was obliged to resign r position," she added flushing pret r, "because I had too long Imposed. I business education was too brief be efficient. I have not been long Une In the world." Across the face of John Ruggles shed an understanding light. All at ce Its lines of care seemed erased some great Inner Joy. "You," he x murmured, "are the nghter of Llllias?" "You knew my mother?" the girl ked quickly, - ' Bé smiled. "It Is," he answered, "as )ugh Llllias herself were here be te me again." Fhe girl threw wide the gate. "I » am—Llllias," she said, and John egles entered into the garden. •pyright, isig. Western Newspaper Union.) JQ1N THE league of the nation I Wi Pii] ■ I ■'FI »- 1 i I ' I iiföfaT? V-D. .I I n T 1 r Iv \] I V 8 if r ) I f "1/ I "i > HELP YOURSELF - - More than 150 years ago Benjamin Franklin wrote: "Keep your shop and will keep you." The stamp of great ness is on Franklin's philosophy be cause t was not alone of his time; lt h0lds f0r a11 tlme - Our ways have changed a bit in the economic life of this republic which the great Franklin helped to build. J No longer may every man be his own shopkeeper. Most of us help keep some other fellow's shop and a certain element among the assistant shop keepers have become restless because they have no shop themselves and call themselves I. W. W., Bolsheviks, »nd | other names. j We sell from stock NOT from catalog i: ?]I ■» P. ir % m a I F if. / sr-i' fÆ m I j TL .A'ft M i ['IL crl Ua Our implements ~ " are ready for inspection ■C ]■ ■C 3B Campbell Sub-Surface Packer This is the original Campbell Sub-Surface Packer, the one designed by H. W. Campbell, the "father" of the Dry Farming System. A Tbc P. & O. Campbell Packer is the salvation of Dry Farming. Built in th« most substantial manner, with large weight box, closed dust-proof boxes, heavy wheels, and the best impicipcnt ever designed for conserving the moisture and assuring bumper crops. It increases the yield wherever it is used. CANTON PLOWS CANTON PLOWS CANTON PLOWS CANTON PLOWS Nezperce Hardware. Co. Headquarters for All Kinds of Up-to-Date Farm Machinery ]C ]■ ■c 3C DC Nevertheless Franklin's homely say-] ing Is as true today and as easy to comply with as it was the day he ut tered it. ment provides the way The United Utates govern War Savin „ s and Thrift stamn „ conceived as a war measure and now backed by the government as a per - manent policy, give every man, woman and child in Ameiica the chance to keep shop. Each person is allowed to put -$1000 a vear into the business the business of American government The business guarantees 4 per cent per annum compounded quarterly. It is the biggest business in the world, One can invest as low as 25 cents, The wonderful thing about it is that the investor helps his country as well as himself. W. C. T. Ü. Column. (By the Secretary) The meeting at Mrs. Wylie 10 ...... JÄ'now bet was a-ained A short program was rendered follows '"Devotional service, prayer, roll' call, reading of the minutes, talk, "American Citizeps in the Mak ' and "The Relation of the. Francis E. Willard Memorial Fund to Americanization," Mrs. Mary Mitchell; talk, "Ameri canization Work in an Austrian Settlement," Mrs. Martin; read-j mg, "Miss Willard's Methods in Americanization," and short bio graphy of Miss in«-, Mrs. Willard, Anna Smith ; special song, Something for Otjhe'ifc Today;" Americanization 'Do discussion work, closing prayer. Report Fund collection, with report of year's work, next week. Jo ÄÄil &Ä on Francis , Willard of Mrs. daughters served a most excellent lunch of cocoa and cookies. And while this little hand of ■nr t'l rn tt „.rvrdrovs nod their W. D. J. L). workers aiKl Ilieii friends enioved a social hour and , ", . dlSCllSSCd the great VOlK acomp Hcdicd Iw the W C T U. work iisuea uy uie A V-,V £ of the past, the Children, XU + W P T TT workers had ture W . v. 1. t • , o meiTV luncheon all their own. mi * -ii ,, „,,„„:„l 1 here Will he a special OHM at Ml*S. Harry ■ V 1 ni . " el). Z4:, dl 9-90 r, m Tlioi-o is much blisi Z..1U p. in. illf ie in murn uuiu ers ness meeting Mitchell's on Monday ness to attend to, this being tliej beginning of work, so let each present to assist. the -new year's member he Silver Tea Was Great Success. On entering the Community church Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15, one was greeted by a very pleasing tea room. There were eight tables in all. They were beautifully decorat ed with candle sticks from which white* ribbons were drawn to Ihe jedge of the table, and hung with l-f> d valentine hearts. , , The refreshments were just as I delightful as the tea room. Tea, •»***» »"<1 salad were served. L.^ «'ch^ table a Camp Fire Girl serve(1 the tea or eoltee. T1, e F'*' 18 $20 for which the - v Wlsh t0 thank tke Nezperce j i j Twelve Years of Success and Satisfaction Prove that Our Members are Getting Their Insurance at Cost • • • • • • • • and that the cost is lower than other insurance. Ask Fred Riggers, Local Diiector, Nezperce, Ida. or Write Jesse Hoffraan, Sec.-Treas., Leland, Ida. Nezperce Farmers County Mutual Fire Ins. Co. s KIDNEYS WEAKENING? LOOK OUT! Kidney troubles don't disappear of themselves. They grow steadily, undermining: health deadly certainty, until you fall a vic tlm to incurable disease. Stop your troubles While there is time. Don't wait until little pains become big aches. Don't trille with disease. To avoid tuture suffering begin treatment with GKJLD MEDAL, Haarlem Oil Cap suies now. Take three or four every day until you are entirely free from nain. This well-known preparation has been one of the national remedies of Hoi land for centuries. In Hi9(> the govern ment of the Netherlands granted a special charter authorizing its prépara tlou and Bale. slow ly but rith I 1 II. .v<: fSL g » T), ihc ill» e 1 j n -■> Jf, A siz § Why Swift & Company Handle Poultry, Eggs, Butter and Cheese Swift & Company went into the pro duce business because they saw a crying need for the kind of service they were equipped to perform. The produce business was in chaos. Collecting, transportation, preparation and distribution was hit or miss, with delay, deterioration and loss on every hand. The farmer was at the mercy of an uncertain, localized market. He had no way of reaching through to the people who needed what he was raising for them. There was no prem ium upon improving his stocks, for grading was lax or lacking. The consumer had to accept produce that, as a rule, had no known respon sible name behind it. He had no way of knowing how long the eggs or the butter he was buying had been lying around in miscellaneous lots in the back room of a country store. Much of the poultry was not properly refrigerated before shipment or properly protected by refrigeration in transit. Swift & Company's initiative brought system to this chaos. Their organiza tion, equipment, and experience in handling perishable food products were already adjusted to the task. Their refrigerator cars, branch houses, cen tral points, far-reaching connections, trained sales force, supplied just what was demanded. Now the farmer has a daily cash market in touch with the nation's needs with better prices. Standardi zation makes better produce more profitable. More consumers are served with better, fresher, finer foodstuffs. Nothing suffers from this save inefficiency, which has no claim upon public support. :■ : Swift & Company, U. S.A. m % t n MONEY TO LOAN-I Imve plenty of available money to loan on good farm land at a low inter est rate. Pre-payment privileges. York Herren room 10, Union State Bank bldg., Nezperce, Ida. people. This money will be very useful to a growing Camp Fire Club. Do not delay. Go to your druggist and insist on Ins supplying you with Oul.D MEDAL. Haarlem Oil Capsules. Take them as directed, and If you are not satisfied with results your druggist will gladly refund your money. Look for the name GOLD MEDAL and accept no other. three sizes. , The housewife of Holland would al most as soon be without food as with out her "Real Dutch Drops," as she quaintly calls GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Capsules. They restore strength and are responsible In a groat measure for the sturdy, robust health of the Hollanders. the box In sealed boxes.