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't I. Wv'fflftffl A Double Confession 8 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 quarters. Miss Mary smiled upon him with the dignity of five and twenty years, four of which had been spent in the so ciety's service. "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 of him. "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 Meeting. 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. Harr'fcon began." 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 pile. 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 him. 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 "Blister.'' "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 'f1 called it. I burned down our home get rid of my old woman. She beat H Else it would have been murder as well." "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- lice." "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 given." 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 yourself." "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 them?" 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 was smoking. "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 ever. 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 would. 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 the visitor. "Yes," replied Mrs. Dubwaite, in slightly sarcastic tone. "Basines ol trying to look pleasant whoa Wl strongest card was a two-spot." V^v^-V 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 company. 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 rows. 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 *\'^i*^,Hft 3 sewing appears in this waist the hemstitch is used so that it is a feature of great importance. 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. QttJiv ^DrffczUL 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. Careless. "What? You refuse to lend me a measley ten-spot? Many's the time I've tided you over when you were short." "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 Prevent Hair Falling. Trial Free. For dandruff, itching, burning scalp, the cause of dry, thin and falling hair, Cuticura Soap and Ointment are most effective. Touch spots of dandruff and itching with Cuticura Ointment. Then shampoo with Cuticura Soap and hot water. No treatment more successful. Free sample each by mail with Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston. Sold everywhere.Adv. Why? "Did she turn green with envy?" "No it wouldn't have harmonized with her general color scheme." Judge. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the original little liver pills put up 40 years ago. They legulate liver and bowels.Adv. His Query. "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 tomobile?" "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. Adv. At the Music Store. SheWhat key do you want this in? HeAny key that will fit our piano. Cornell Widow. 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 Some Weight. ReddHow* much does his automo bile weigh? GreeneYou mean with the mort gage? The bamboo tree flowers once In every fifty years. 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"tfgP Price 25c, 50c and $1-00 All Dealers *&s8>*- For "Backward" Cows' It you have euch a cow, buy a package of Kow Kure from your feed dealer or druggist and use according to directions. You'll be surprised at the difference it makes in her general health and milk yield. Kow-Kure is especially recommended at a freventive and cure for Abortion, Barrenness. Milk ever. Scouring, Lost Appetite, Bunches and Othci common ailments, wrlto tor free Treatise, "The Home Cow Doctor." DAIRY ASSOCIATION CO. Lyndonville.Vt. Constipation Vanishes Forever Prompt ReliefPermanent Cure CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS never fail. Purely vegeta- bleact surely but gently on the fiver. Stop after dinner dis- tresscure indigestion, improve the complexion, brighten theeye9. SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE. 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Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria 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. ANURIC!" NEWEST IN CHEMISTRY This is a recent discovery of Doctor Pierce, head of the Invalids' Hotel, 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 nation, as well as sediment in the 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. Send Dr. Pierce 10c for large trial package. Full treatment 50c All druggists.