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By* Frank E. Finch
(Copyright*.' 1916,' by W.**G**Chapman.)
"I never imagined human nature
could ever be like this," said Rev
John Saunders to Miss Mary, the ma
tron at the Shelter society's head
Miss Mary smiled upon him with the
dignity of five and twenty years, four
of which had been spent in the so
"I guess it's the same everywhere,
Mr. Saunders," she answered lightly,
mentally registering her pity that a
young man of her own age should
know BO little of life. In fact, Mr.
Saunders, who had come straight to
the charlain's post from the theolog
ical seminary, a month before, was, in
comparison with herself, a child.
Miss Mary had evinced a decided
partiality for Rev. Mr. Saunders. He,
himself, was not indifferent to her.
In the secrecy of his heart he had
even dared to dream* things relating
to a little home somewhere, when he
got his coveted post in a small town,
far from the noise of the lower East
side. In this home, like a presiding
genius, was enthroned Miss Mary
Pagshaw, with a changed name. What
Miss Mary thought must not be re
vealed. But she thought a good deal
"If I could advise it, Mr Saunders,"
said Miss Mary, "I wouldn't be quite
so eager to save these men's souls.
They're pretty hardened, some of
them. They want example more than
preaching. Now there's 'Red' Larri
gan. Five years ago, when he began
coming here, he was a hardened drunk
ard. Now hehe works sometimes.
And he's quit swearing. Well, Mr.
Harrison never spoke one word to him
about salvation. 'Never mind his soul
until its ready,' he used to say. 'We'll
feed his body and show him the dif-
Put Their Heads Together After the
ference in conditions by example.
And any day he may come up to the
mercv seat.' Well, Mr. Saunders, 'Red'
Larrigan is a far different man from
what ho was, and, mark you, the day
will cbme when you 11 finish what Mr.
She spoke with great earnestness,
but the young clergyman was not con
vinced. He, too, nad noticed a dif
ference in Larrigan, even dur'ng that
month. His heart was burning to pull
this piece ot human wreckage out of
the mire. Then there was "Blister"
Mike. Mike was a regular hobo who
put into the mission during the winter
and found subsistence in return for
some very meager work at the wood
On the next evening both these
characters being in attendance, Mr.
Saunders took the opportunity for a
little private talk with each.
The results were disconcerting.
"Red" relapsed. He uttered an oath.
"Five years I've been coming here,
Mr. Saunders, and nobody never said
a word about religion to me," he com
plained, greatly aggrieved. "I dunno
what to make of it. Seems to me it
ain't fair on a guy." And he enfled
with a threat, which he had no inten
tion of carrying out, of transferring
his patronage elsewhere.
"Blister" liste^sd with the same
sense of a grievance, but Mr. Saun
ders get only vague promises out of
He did not notice how the two down
and-outs put their heads together alt
er the meeting, while they supped
their coffee and munched the slabs of
bread and butter with which the mis
sion provided them.
It was some days later that Mr.
Saunders was amazed, after the serv
ice, to receive a voluntary visit from
"Yes, my dear fellow, what can I
do for vou?" he inquired, laying his
hand upon the hobo's shoulder.
"I want to tell you, mister, your
words went straight to my heart,"
said "Blister." "And it made me feel
what you saidwe got to square our
selves. I'm wanted in Chicago.'
"Wanted, BlisterI mean Mike?"
"Bigamy," said "Blister" laconically.
"You have committed bigamy?"
"And arson. That's what they
called it. I burned down our home
get rid of my old woman. She beat H
Else it would have been murder as
"Dear me!" muttered the young
man, staring hopelessly at the tramp.
"My dear fellow, youof course you're
going to give yourself up to the po-
"Police?" shouted "Blister." "If I
wanted to do that I could have done
it any time the last three years No,
what I want is to get square, to be for
For half an hour Mr. Saunders plead
ed with him in vain. "Blister" appar
ently had no intention of paying the
penalty of his crimes, and at last
stalked off in a huffto admit "Red."
"Mr. Saunders," "Red" began, 1
been thinking over your words about
getting square, and I want to tell you
something that's been preying on my
mind for years." "Red" could talk
quite well if he tried to. "Four years
ago I killed a man!"
"Killed a man!" echoed the yom
minister, staring at this new confidant
in absolute horror.
"Yep, in Chicago," said "Red." 'It
was while I was engaged in a little
private affairwell, sir, a burglary.
He was an old guy, too, turned eighty,
I believe. I smashed his head in
with my jimmy. He shouldn't have
interfered, at his age, unless he'd had
a thicker head. But, Mister Saun
ders, his last look has haunted me to
my dying day. I want to get square."
John Saunders placed both his
hands on "Red's" shoulders and
looked him earnestly in the eyes.
"There is only one way in which
you can square and make atonement
for your past," he- saidj
"I knew it!" shouted "Red" exultant
ly. "Name it. I'll do it."
"I will pay your fare back to Chi*
cago," answered the clergyman.
"Red's" jaw dropped. "What in
blazes would I want to go back to Chi
cago for?" he asked. "I had trouble
enough getting away."
To give youielf up and satisfy the
law," said Mr. Saunders. "That is the
only way in which you can square
"I won't, I tell you," shouted "Red."
"And you won't snitch on me, neither.
I come to you and told you that in
confidence. I come to you to get
square and you want to kill me!"
And he flung himself out of the
clergyman's presence, leaving Mr.
Saunders white and shaking.
All that night he thought over hia
predicament. Here were two of bis
flock, one a murderer, the other with
two atrocious crimes unpunished.
Both were repentant neither was
willing to pay the price of forgiveness.
What should he do? Could he betray
He was too sick to get up that
morning. In the afternoon he rose
and dressed just as he had complet
ed his toilet there came a tap at the
door and Miss Mary stood revealed,
carrying a tray on which a hot lunch
"I was afraid you were ill, Mr. Saun
ders, when you didn't come down to
breakfast," she explained. "I hope it
is nothing much?"
In spite of the weight upon the
young man's mind he could not help
thinking that he would like to catch
this vision and keep her to be his for
Miss Mary set down the tray and
came toward him, holding out her
hands impulsively. "You are in trou-
ble." sho said. "Toll me what it is."
He told her, sick and trembling.
When he had finished he asked for her
advice. But to his amazement Miss
Mary was actually smilingsmiling,
while the tears stood in her eyes.
"Oh Mr. Saunders!" she exclaimed.
"You didn't believe a word those two
dreadful liars said? Why, I saw them
plotting together last night. They are
both highly respectable men, of their
kind, except for drink and shiftless
ness. Mr. Saunders, they wanted to
give you something to occupy your
mind, that's all. They tried that trick
with Mr. Harrison once. You speak
to diem and you'll find out."
The young man gasped. "x\re you
sure, Miss Mary?" he demanded, seiz
ing her hands ag'iin.
"Dead sure," she answered. Aad
suddenly a silence fell between them.
"Miss Mary," said John in an al
tered voice, "I am a fool. I noed
someone to look after me. Will you
won't youwill you try, dear?"
And Miss Mary promised that she
Say "Women," Not "Ladies."
Don't say "ladies," please don't
draw that distinction. Ladies belong
to the past the Victorian period saw
tne Inst of them, wiites Jane Cowl in
the "fTashington Times.
Modern womanhood is something
nobler, and it has for its ideal, "sis
ternood," the equality of women with
out class distinction that is the new
note in our life. Women, the world
over, have come to recognize their du
ties toward each other. The fine lady
is no longer respected for merely be
ing a fine lady sho is more honored
for what she does for the poor, unfor
tunate members of her sex. The finest
women in our great, glorious land
have reached out and given a helping
hand to unhappy girls like Ellen Neal
in "Common Clay." A new spirit oi
sisterly love prevails among all wom
en, which is to do great things for
civilization in the future.
In the Vernacular.
"You say Mr. Dubwaite was detained
in town last night by business?" asked
"Yes," replied Mrs. Dubwaite, in
slightly sarcastic tone. "Basines ol
trying to look pleasant whoa Wl
strongest card was a two-spot."
The combination of two materials in
suits and gowns for spring is an item
of style that is already established,
along with the fact that skirts are
longer. We are assured that bodices
are to be tight fitting, and that skirts
already full enoughare to be fuller*
but the story of spring styles is not
all told, and these things remain to
be proved. The combination of two
materials has already made a suc
cess, and appears to be as welcome as
is the spripg itself.
In dresses for afternoon and eve
ning wear, crepe and taffeta are used
together with perfect success. Taf
feta and lace make another combina
tion that has proved its merit, faille
and satin is still another. Two kinds
of cloth, or two kinds of silk aro as
well liked, it seems, as the more fa
miliar joining of silk with cloth. Each
is to do as she likes in this matter
of putting one and one togetherto
make one gown.
A street dress is shown here in
which serge and taffeta give excellent
account of themselves when joined for
a very useful purpose. The upper third
of the skirt is of the taffeta and the
lower part, of serge, is set on to it with
a narrow piping of the serge. The
fullness is placed at the sides and back
and is less apparent in street dresses
than in others.
The bodice and sleeves are of the
taffeta, the bodice having a short yoke
and drop shoulder. The sleeves are
A semiannual rehearsal of the mode
takes place each season and weeks
before the public demands the new
styles they are passed in review be
fore those who must provide for this
demand. For some reason those who
create blouses and whose word is law
in the matter of styles, have been a
little late in presenting them. But now
enter the expected new blouses for
spring, a fine-grained and beautiful
We know that we are to be blessed
with things of sheer beauty and that
they are to be made of fine cottons,
crepes, silks and linen that designs
are simple and workmanship fine
that seams are to be set together with
hemstitching or other ornamental
needlework, or with fine lace that
pin tucks are favored that color
is introduced in many ways on white
blouses and two materials are com
bined in these as in other garments.
Nearly all the new blouses fasten at
the front and have long sleeves. The
dignified high collar appears on many
of them but still greater numbers are
open at the throat, with collars that
urn bacK and are generally wide.
Good examples of high-collared waists
are shown in the picture given here.
At the left a blohse of fine, white
voile has inserted bands of cross
barred voile, showing hair lines of
blue, liht brown and pink. The cross
bar bands are set into the plain voile
vith hemstltcMa*. The plain voile Is
THE TOMAHAWK. WHITE EARTH. MINN.
Successful Combination of Two Fabrics
long and narrowed toward the hand.
Pipings of the silk are used in setting
in the sleeves and in joining the body
of the waist to the yoke.
The lower part of the bodice and a
peplum are made of the serge, set on
in a way that simulates a little coat.
The edges of the serge are corded, and
it is faced back at the fronts with silk.
The narrow belt extending about the
sides and back is made of the serge,
and the peplum and sleeves are deco
rated with bone buttons set on in
The bodice has a shawl collar and
opens at the front, ifhere the s}des
cross surplice-wise. Vlt is joined to
the skirt under a wide girdle of the
silk decorated with rows of narrow
velvet ribbon. This ribbon is thread
ed through tiny straps made of em
broidery silk, and makes an odd and
pretty finish to a dress that may best
be described as odd and pretty, also*
From Tip to Toe.
A twinkle at the feet is almost a ne
cessity in these days, and the hair
dresser's art is one to be followed
carefully for without perfectly
turned-out feet and an irreproachably
dressed head the modern dress looks
anything but smart
The waste occasioned by coins rub
bing together is said to cost the world
a ton and a quarter of gold and 8S
tons of silver annually.
Enter the Spring Blouses
laid in pin tucks at each side of thn
opening at the front Pearl buttons,
set in groups of three, and well made
buttonholes provide the fastening with
a smaller size in the same kind ol
button used on the collar and cuffs.
The collar is finished with a band
of the cross bar which turns over and
a band of equal width is let in the
cuffs. This is a practical, tasteful
waist for daily wear.
Blouses of plain voile like that at
the right are made in tan, rose, bluo
and maize and in white having ruffles
edged with a color. This narrow edg
ing of a color and hemstitching make
up the decorative features. The long
sleeves are narrowed toward the cuff,
which is a straight band of the voile
edged with a ruffle WTherever
appears in this waist the hemstitch is
used so that it is a feature of great
The high collar is a crushed band
supported by wires and edged with a
narrow ruffle. Ruffles of graduated
width are cascaded down the front
and a finishing touch of distinction ap
pears at the throat in a small panel oi
black taffeta which Is sewed to one
side of the collar and fastens to the
other side with three pearl buttons.
The blouse fastens with small rearl
buttons and loops of silk thread.
TAKE A GLASS OF SALTS
WHEN BLADDER BOTHERS
Harmless to Flush Kidneys and Neu
tralize Irritating AcidsSplendid
for the System.
Kidney and Bladder weakness result
from uric acid, says a noted authority.
The kidneys filter this acid from the
blood and pass it on to the bladder,
where it often remains to irritate and
inflame, causing a burning, scalding
sensation, or setting up an irritation
at the neck of the bladder, obliging
you to seek relief two or three times
during the night. The sufferer is in
constant dread, the water passes
sometimes with a scalding sensation
and is very profuse again, there is
difficulty in avoiding It.
Bladder weakness, most folks call
it, because they can't control urina
tion. While it is extremely annoying
and sometimes very painful, this is
really one of the most simple ailments
to overcome. Get about four ounces
of Jad Salts from your pharmacist and
take a tablespoonful in a slass of
water before breakfast, continue thi3
for two or three days. This will neu
tralize the acids in the urine so*it no
ionger is a source of irritation to the
bladder and urinary organs which then
act normally again.
Jad Salts is inexpensive, harmless,
and is made from the acid of grapes
and lemon juice, combined with lithia,
and is used by thousands of folks who
are subject to urinary disorders caused
by uric acid irritation. Jad Salts is
splendid for kidneys and causes no
bad effects whatever.
Here you have a pleasant, efferves
cent lithia-water drink, which quickly
relieves bladder trouble.Adv.
"What? You refuse to lend me a
measley ten-spot? Many's the time
I've tided you over when you were
"Well, if you hadn't been so darned
reckless with your money you wouldn't
be broke now."
DON'T LOSE ANOTHER HAIR
Treat Your Scalp With Cuticura and
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For dandruff, itching, burning scalp,
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Free sample each by mail with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L,
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"Did she turn green with envy?"
"No it wouldn't have harmonized
with her general color scheme."
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the
original little liver pills put up 40 years
ago. They legulate liver and bowels.Adv.
"Darling, the furnace fire is out."
"Has that thing got the moving pic
ture show habit, too?"
RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR.
To half pint of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum, a
small box of Batbo Compound, and oz. of
glycerine. Apply to the hair twice a week
until it becomes the desired shade. Anydiug
gist can put this up or you can mix it at
home at very little cost. It will gradually
darken streaked, faded gray hair, and re
moves dandruff. It is excellent for falling
hair and will make harsh hair soft and glossy
It will not color the scalp, is not sticky or
greasy, and does not rub oil.Adv.
And Got Run In.
"Ever run aver anything in your au
"Yes over the speed limit."
For a really fine coffee at a mod
erate price, drink Denison's Seminole
Brand, 35c the lb., in sealed cans.
Only one merchant in each town
sells Seminole. If your grocer isn't
the one, write the Denison Coffee Co.,
Chicago, for a souvenir and the name
of your Seminole dealer.
Buy the 3 lb. Canister Can for $1.00.
At the Music Store.
SheWhat key do you want this in?
HeAny key that will fit our piano.
Prevent The Grip
Colds camo GripLaxative Bromo Quinine re
moves the cause. There Is only one Bromo
Quinine." E. VV. GROVlfi'S signature on box. 25c
ReddHow* much does his automo
GreeneYou mean with the mort
The bamboo tree flowers once In
every fifty years. I
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the v/omanly functions to health.
This prescription of Dr. Pierce's ex
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To get rid of irregularities, or ca
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It you have euch a cow, buy a package of Kow
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A toilet preparation ot merit.
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60c. and $1 00at Druggists.
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W. N. U., Minneapolis, No. 9-1916.
Aided Passenger in Peril.
A notable instance of the kindness
of those in charge of trans-Atlantic
liners developed recently aboard the
liner Ryndam, which was stopped in
midocean and held on an even keel
while the appendix of a passenger
was removed. Besides the ship's sur
geon, and the captain who stopped
the ship, an American dentist co-op
erated by administering the an
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
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infants and children, and see that it
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There is an excellent market for
saws in Russia, as that great country
does not manufacture them.
An electric process for drying lum
ber in piles of unbarked logs has been
perfected in France.
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This is a recent discovery of Doctor
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Buffalo, N. Y. Experiments for sev
eral years proved that there is no
other eliminator of uric acid compa
rable. For those easily recognized
symptoms of inflammationas back
ache, scalding urine and frequent uri
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urine, or if uric acid in the blood has
caused rheumatism, "Anuric" acts
quickly. In rheumatism of the joints,
in gravel and gout, invariably the
pains and stiffness which so freq\ntly
and persistently accompany the dls
ease rapidly disappear.
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